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"Rhoda I made no comment about the virtues or deficiencies of the EU 
Feb 15, 2019 at 12:19 PM | Supertroll"

Do you read, hear or see any of the EU's deficiencies being set out by the BBC? Try searching for BBC News on Selmayr's appointment and news about the EU ignoring its own investigation into its own Rule Breaking.

You are aware (possibly more than all at Bishop Hill) of the BBC's biased presentation of Climate Science, but they are mandated to continue their totally one sided coverage

Feb 15, 2019 at 1:19 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

"Rhoda I made no comment about the virtues or deficiencies of the EU 
Feb 15, 2019 at 12:19 PM | Supertroll"

Do you read, hear or see any of the EU's deficiencies being set out by the BBC? Try searching for BBC News on Selmayr's appointment and news about the EU ignoring its own investigation into its own Rule Breaking.

You are aware (possibly more than all at Bishop Hill) of the BBC's biased presentation of Climate Science, but they are mandated to continue their totally one sided coverage

Feb 15, 2019 at 1:17 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Feb 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM | rhoda

You are being very cynical, and rightly so.

At least MPs are allowed to dissent without being condemned to Hell by the EU. However, the UK public may vote for some to seek alternative employment options as a consequence.

Feb 15, 2019 at 12:27 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Oh, upon rereading I see you did answer, suggesting the vote was to mislead parliament that it has a role. You really do have the poorest opinion of MPs - all MPs.

Feb 15, 2019 at 12:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Rhoda I made no comment about the virtues or deficiencies of the EU (there's no point in wasting my electrons here on such a pointless exercise). I note you haven't addressed my questions about why proceed with an equally pointless vote, if that indeed was what it was.

Feb 15, 2019 at 12:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

ST, the government will have as many meaningless votes as it needs in order to fool parliament into thinking it has a role. In fact the outcome is possibly already decided. Either a (planned) last minute deal between the EU and May or a default WTO brexit designed by both sides in order that they can blame the other. The EU doesn't then have a precedent of a country leaving to its immediate advantage whereas May can blame parliament or the EU or JRM or whatever. Maybe she will resign. Her credibility is long gone no matter the outcome.

Oh, and what do you like about the EU anyway? The democratic deficit? The bullying? The sheer arrogant authoritarianism? Or are there some virtues that can be weighed against those factors?

Feb 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Unregistered Commenterrhoda

SG. 9:19 AM
"ST who says that yesterday's vote was significant"
Well I assumed it was (and that others thought similarly). If it wasn't why did it occur? Why did the government put itself at risk of defeat (for something insignificant)? And why did parliamentarians, of all stripes, waste their time composing and giving speeches - some that I heard snippets of, given with some passion. All for nothing you suggest? How odd.

Feb 15, 2019 at 11:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/cost-of-green-subsidies-rises-to-66bn-in-next-5-years/

"The cost of green subsidies continues to rise, and will cost £66.1bn in the next five years, approximately £2500 for every household in the country, according to the latest figures from the OBR.

I can safely guarantee that you will not see this news on the BBC."

Feb 15, 2019 at 11:28 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

The doco is talking about the Hinckley workers accommodation
... The only hotel bigger in Europe is Disneyland Paris. .. helps .house 900 of 5,000 workers
actually they just admitted that was PR, cos a hotel in Basingstoke is bigger.

The hotel is kept as a secure site, thus buses can go direct from it to the site, without having to have additional security checks.

Feb 15, 2019 at 11:25 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran_Unsworth

"In December 2005, Unsworth appeared on the BBC's Newswatch programme, facing accusations of double standards in BBC News reporting of racial crimes when white people were the victims. Complainants suggested the BBC buried stories such as the racist murder of Kriss Donald, with comparable murders involving black victims given twelve times more coverage and the opening of an arts centre in Gateshead reported in preference to Donald's murder. Unsworh admitted the case had not been covered sufficiently and that there had been space to do so.[6] Her department again failed to cover the case adequately the following year.[7][8] In 2011 BBC News was criticised for referring to looters in the 2011 London riots as "protesters", even two days into the violence.[9] In response to 62 complaints about the matter, Unsworth conceded that the BBC had been wrong to do so.[10]

In November 2012, Unsworth was appointed Acting Director of News after Helen Boaden stepped aside while Nick Pollard prepared his report into the BBC's non-coverage of the burgeoning Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal.[11][12] She ceased this role in August 2013 and was appointed Deputy Director of News and Current Affairs.[3] In November 2013, Unsworth was replaced as Head of Newsgathering by Jonathan Munro.[13]

Unsworth was president of the Society of Editors between 2011–12, and is a board member of the organisation.[14][15][16] She is also a board member of the ★European Union's Erasmus Mundus programme.★[17][18]

In August 2014, Unsworth ordered helicopter filming of a police raid on a mansion belonging to Cliff Richard. The coverage led to the singer suing the BBC for breach of privacy.[19] On 8 May 2018 The Guardian reported that, "Sir Cliff Richard is seeking a payment of at least £560,000 from the BBC following the broadcaster’s coverage of a police raid at his home in 2014". In July 2018 Sir Cliff won his case for damages."

Fran Unsworth does have a declared bias/interest in the EU
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus_Mundus

Feb 15, 2019 at 11:14 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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