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With the economy totally collapsing about us I'm glad BBC Scotland are still headling the months old story about the ferries  
As was the opposition (Tory) debate in Holyrood.
Then moved on to the "crisis" that is the SNHS.
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3 hours ago, Dawson Park Boy said:

What collapse?

Debt to GDP- 2nd lowest in the G7

Inflation- same as  US and EU

Unemployment- very low.

I think you’re letting your imagination run riot.

Is there no end to your idiocy?

"Material risk" to UK financial stability. 

I appreciate that the board is now censored in the way that people can respond to this level of stupidity so you're going to continue to get away with this contrary trolling for as long as you care to continue. But f**k me ...

 

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17 minutes ago, HTG said:

Is there no end to your idiocy?

"Material risk" to UK financial stability. 

I appreciate that the board is now censored in the way that people can respond to this level of stupidity so you're going to continue to get away with this contrary trolling for as long as you care to continue. But f**k me ...

 

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Have a bit of faith mate, it'll work out.

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13 minutes ago, Miguel Sanchez said:

Have a bit of faith mate, it'll work out.

BoE considered the mini-budget posed a material risk to UK financial stability? the IMF urged the UK to abandon plan to cut taxes and increase borrowing? Pah - they are just talking this country down!

 

 

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13 minutes ago, KingRocketman II said:

BoE considered the mini-budget posed a material risk to UK financial stability? the IMF urged the UK to abandon plan to cut taxes and increase borrowing? Pah - they are just talking this country down!

 

 

The Bank of England are left wing and the IMF are always wrong about everything. Stop being so negative.

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Victroria Derbyshire on Newsnight to Daniel Kawcynski "Every question I ask you are just ignoring so I'm just going to leave it there"

I'd have gone out and bought a TV licence in greasy notes with I❤️The Beeb written on each of them if she'd actually just binned him there and there instead of still giving the c**t more airtime. So close, so close. 

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Today program : one in nine nurses left NHS  last year in England. The proportion wasn't much lower in Scotland.

Why not just say the proportions? 

I've checked the source and it's 12.5% in England and 10.7% in Scotland. That's a 15% difference. Is that "not much?"

Obviously the BBC is usually innumerate but heading off the possibility of an unfavourable comparison seems deliberate. 

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10 minutes ago, coprolite said:

Today program : one in nine nurses left NHS  last year in England. The proportion wasn't much lower in Scotland.

Why not just say the proportions? 

I've checked the source and it's 12.5% in England and 10.7% in Scotland. That's a 15% difference. Is that "not much?"

Obviously the BBC is usually innumerate but heading off the possibility of an unfavourable comparison seems deliberate. 

or 1.8% difference in the workforce which isn't that much lower?

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37 minutes ago, strichener said:

or 1.8% difference in the workforce which isn't that much lower?

The main thing that annoyed me was the lack of context. Like what a normal leaver rate is (turns out 7.7%) and whether there might be an impact of reversing out all the old or private nurses that rejoined the NHS for the covid effort. 

I don't generally like the news editorialising without presenting the relevant facts. I guess Today is a current affairs discussion show rather than strictly the news but the same applies. Give the audience the basic facts. 

The bias was more incidental to my general rage. 

Viewing it in terms of the total workforce could be valid. If they'd wanted to emphasise the difference they could equally validly have said that the leaver rate in England increased by over 50% more than the increase in Scotland.  I'd have been equally as suspicious of that sort of reporting. 

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I think the MSM coverage of Truss and the Tory Party conference has not been too bad.

But can you imagine the coverage if the Labour Party had been in this sort of meltdown during their conference?

As an aside, Johnson inadvertently did the country a favour by hanging on as long as he did.  He must be looking at Truss’s first few weeks and pissing himself laughing.

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/05/rightwing-thinktanks-government-bbc-news-programmes

"I no longer believe the BBC’s failure to uphold its own rules is an accident. I believe it’s a policy. But why? Appeasement is always part of the answer: the BBC constantly seeks to placate the billionaire press and Conservative governments. More importantly, it has always been a defender and projector of established power.

The BBC’s chair is Richard Sharp. Much has been made of Sharp’s donations to the Conservative party. But his relationship with the dark-money thinktanks concerns me even more. He was a director of the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), a dark-money group founded by Margaret Thatcher and Keith Joseph. On the day of Kwarteng’s mini-budget, the CPS claimed responsibility for several of his key announcements. Sharp’s family foundation has also donated to the Institute for Policy Research, which is more transparent about its funding but in turn sends funds to the Centre for Policy Studies and the Taxpayers’ Alliance, another opaque lobby group that has trumpeted its influence. The Taxpayers’ Alliance has long campaigned to scrap the BBC’s licence fee. The BBC grants it, unlike other critics, a massive amount of airtime.

I’m sure there’s more to this story than we yet know. It’s hard to believe how freely the BBC breaks its own rules to promote and normalise an extreme neoliberal cult. Neoliberalism is the intellectual justification for the class war waged by the rich against the poor. The BBC is part of the team."

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It might be my imagination but one think I’ve notice is the media will regularly describe people/politicians as “hard left” but you’ll never hear the same language to describe someone on the right 

 

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