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  1. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    The difference is that Ch4 is prepared to do the digging in the investigations, and then show it on the main news. Whereas Andrew Marr is politics, and a specific reason why I never watch it. For lots of people , politics programs are a real turn off. The BBC would be, and is, scared to show investigatory stuff like this on their main news programmes. Anything they might do would be, and is, shuffled off/sidelined out to specialist programs like Marr. Instead, the BBC seems to be more interested in political love ins... whether it's Laura Kuensburg almost exchanging knee touches with Boris Johnson, or from way back, Nick Robinson at his most cringingly unctuous , at home with the Camerons.
  2. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    Just been watching Farage being skewered on Channel 4 news. This is the kind of stuff that the BBC ought to be doing, but never will.
  3. Question Time

    I did, long ago. The program, its format, everything about it.... is a relic. Like much of political stuff on the BBC. The only thing I've been interested in recently was that Kuensberg documentary ( I assume that was BBC ). With , as someone else said..., she and B. Johnson looking like an excerpt from First Dates.
  4. General Politics Thread

    If this had been some lowly assistant at GCHQ who'd blurted out something over a few pints.., they'd already be in some cell..., without bail. This government really is finished. It's time for it to be put out of its misery. For the good of everyone.
  5. Sell Your Old Shite Mark2

    Way back in the 80's, I heard a song on Radio 1...., "Waiting fora Train.." by an Australian band called Flash and the Pan. I thought it was great, and later bought the CD it was on..., called..., yep.... "Panorama". The song was great, but never made much impression on the charts. Several months ago, I Iisted it on eBay. Gets some views, but so far no takers. Do you ever get the feeling that you might, might, just be the only person in the world that actually bought a particular CD ?
  6. General Politics Thread

    I just think he's someone who makes the right noises, sweet and reasonable..........., but when all is said and done, and this government is dead and gone, I'm absolutely certain that he will have had just about no discernible positive effect on prisons. At root, Conservatives are hangers, floggers and punishers. Not that Labour are better.
  7. General Politics Thread

    I wonder if he did the leaks with a Huawei phone. Perhaps, China supplied the information that helped identify him.
  8. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    In the unlikely event that Brexit does happen, she'd be in New Britain. Alernatively known as Englandshire.
  9. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    I'd say they are keeping their priorities straightforward. EU elections are secondary to the GE one. And the results of that ( EU one ) can inform what they do next. All looks OK to me, so far.
  10. The League 1 Squeaky Bum Battle

    Yes, I remember that. And thinking to myself at the time... "What.., where did they come from ? How did they do that..?".
  11. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    At root, the base for the Farage party is what was the old UKIP. The best electoral support for that was, as I recall ( possibly incorrectly ) around 15 %. Given that some of that will stay with the new UKIP....., add in that an amount of those who voted Brexit in the referendum can now see what an unmitigated disaster it all is... even after you factor in the previously Tory-voting Brexiters who will turn up their noses at what UKIP has now become, so will vote forthe Farage party......... I'd say that the real vote for the Farage party will be around the 20% 'ish mark.
  12. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    There's an app called Gridcarbon, which shows , in the moment, the sources of the electricity on the National Grid. Right now, mid-day on a mildish spring day where I am..., it's showing... Gas 41.1% ( usually around 50%, I think, in twilight/early morning hours ) Solar 18.4% Nuclear 17% Wind 7.5% Biomass 6.2% Coal 3.6% Netherlands 2.7% France 2.1% Belgium 1.0% Hydro 0.4% There's usually 1 or 2% from Ireland, but nothing just now. Fossil fuels may be finite, but most of them will eventually stay in the ground. Public and investment sentiment means that fossil fuel companies find it harder to raise funds. Therefore, apart from geological issues, the cost of extraction rises. Meanwhile, the cost of renewables is falling. The above percentage for Gas troubles me.
  13. Raith Rovers v Stranraer

    Lots of very loud booing from the home fans here, every time Stranraer scored. Sour grapes or frustration with home team ? Just saying..., seemed ultra noticable on these highlights.
  14. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    He feeds on prejudices. When you look at what he says when he's asked to define specific policies, you can see how odious they are. Wasn't he himself involved in 'the city'..., a bond trader or some such ....? be
  15. Ian Blackford MP

    Head so deep in the trough, the world would never hear him say... "Oink..".