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    Airdrieonians
    Music, mainly Marillion

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  1. JoJo Rabbit Been to see this twice now. Considering the subject matter it is very funny. A great young cast with a particular stand out being the fantastic double act between Roman Griffin Davies as JoJo and Archie Yates (looking like a 10 year old Nick Frost) as Yorki. Wunderbar. 10/10
  2. Thon Butchers Apron's are an embarrassment right enough. I've no time for Airdrie's elected SNP representative, however SNP MP David Linden is an Airdrie supporter and does go to the games.
  3. It's not just in Scotland, and it's quite hard to actually put a figure on. In many cases (in fact probably all cases) the BBC researchers (or indeed any other reporters) will submit their requests directly to the Health Boards or Scottish Government and won't use platforms like "What Do They Know". This means that anything revealed in these requests is only made public to the requester, and any "scoop" is kept away from the eyes of their rivals until they are ready to release it themselves. Some will be general fishing expeditions and others will be directly targeted to legally obtain information which an internal source is aware of but can't directly reveal without putting their identity or employment at risk. They can then ask a more specific question knowing that their FOI will bring a specific result. So the only way really to ascertain how many FOI requests the BBC submitted would be, well, to ask the BBC!
  4. Professor Robertson did say that was a great question, but it's one he hasn't explored. To be honest it would probably take a team of researchers a significant amount of time to gather the data required to come to a conclusion. Wings has looked at Scottish FOI's in passing: https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-national-enquirers/
  5. That's a great point. I'll certainly ask him.
  6. Professor John Robertson has been instrumental in documenting and exposing the bias in BBC Scotland’s coverage of all things independence in the lead up to the 2014 independence referendum. Since then Professor Robertson has continued to monitor, document and reveal the tricks used by BBC Scotland to manipulate news coverage to misinform and misdirect Scottish viewers. On Sunday 3rd November Professor Robertson will be our special guest for a talk entitled “Distorting Scotland” where he will examine the BBC’s own coverage to show how its coverage of Scottish NHS issues is being used to wage a proxy war on the Scottish Government and Scottish independence. This will be followed by an audience question and answer session where you can put your questions directly to Professor Robertson. The talk will take place in the One Wellwynd Centre, 35 Wellwynd, Airdrie, ML6 0BN from 12.30pm until 2.30pm. Admission is free, although donations towards the costs of the hall are welcome. There is car parking and disabled access available. You can read some of Professor Robertson’s work at the following links: Fairness in the First Year Inform Scotland Talking-Up Scotland Twitter: @ProfJWR
  7. Shameless plug: Professor John Robertson has been instrumental in documenting and exposing the bias in BBC Scotland’s coverage of all things independence in the lead up to the 2014 independence referendum. Since then Professor Robertson has continued to monitor, document and reveal the tricks used by BBC Scotland to manipulate news coverage to misinform and misdirect Scottish viewers. On Sunday 3rd November Professor Robertson will be our special guest for a talk entitled “Distorting Scotland” where he will examine the BBC’s own coverage to show how its coverage of Scottish NHS issues is being used to wage a proxy war on the Scottish Government and Scottish independence. This will be followed by an audience question and answer session where you can put your questions directly to Professor Robertson. The talk will take place in the One Wellwynd Centre, 35 Wellwynd, Airdrie, ML6 0BN from 12.30pm until 2.30pm. Admission is free, although donations towards the costs of the hall are welcome. There is car parking and disabled access available. You can read some of Professor Robertson’s work at the following links: Fairness in the First Year Inform Scotland Talking-Up Scotland Twitter: @ProfJWR
  8. There were that many. Many times over.
  9. Any P&B'ers going to Edinburgh on Saturday?
  10. Defending Scotland Stuart Crawford was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Tank Regiment, leaving the military to become a defence spokesman for the SNP, before becoming a Defence Consultant. He has published a number of papers on defence for iScotland, and will be publishing a new work as part of Common Weal’s “Indyref at 5” series. Stuart will be addressing our group to discuss what the defence options are for an independent Scotland, and answering your questions on this topic. From what size the armed forces will be to what roles they will perform, how they will be equipped, and whether our armed forces should be in or out of NATO, we hope to cover a broad spectrum with Stuart giving us the benefit of his vast experience of the subject. We will also be joined by Cliff Purvis of Veterans for Independence, who will be telling us about the work of his group and about the role veterans play in the campaign for independence. The evening takes place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 in the One Wellwynd Centre, 35 Wellwynd, Airdrie, and starts at 1900hrs prompt. That’s 7pm sharp, civilian time. Admission is free and unreserved, early arrival is advised to guarantee seats. Tea & coffee is available free of charge. You can indicate if you are going on our FACEBOOK EVENT page. The venue is wheelchair accessible, and free parking is available in the adjacent car park.
  11. jester

    The Americans

    Per month? No, sorry. It's now included in the £7.99 per month subscription. Last week Season 6 would have cost you £18.99 to buy.
  12. jester

    The Americans

    The 6th season of The Americans is now included in Amazon Prime (was £18.99 last week). Can't wait to get stuck in.
  13. jester

    Under the Dome

    Had watched the first two seasons of this. First was decent and the second went a bit "meh". Finally got round to watching the final season. WTF is all that about? Unfortunately I get a compulsion to finish what I started, so these last 7 episodes are going to be very, very trying.
  14. jester

    The Walking Dead

    So, who was on the radio then?
  15. jester

    Deadwood

    It's been a long wait, but Deadwood is returning! I'm looking forward to this, long overdue. Will it finally bring closure to the series, or will it set up more movies, or even a new season? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAcftIUE6MQ
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