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Important UK News - per the BBC

Boxby

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OK

News bias towards English news in the UK National news, and BBC etc is an old chestnut. However I feel that today's BBC news webpage is a classic;
BBC NEWS | News Front Page

Big news;
New Pink Ball debuts in English Cricket

Hidden in "regional news"
Refinery dispute goes to ACAS.

If the refinery being shut down on Sunday was Fawley, and it was the South of England that was being exposed to the potential of a month without fuel, do you think that the news story would be burried down in BBC South's regional news?

Discuss!!
 
What's to discuss? ;)

The EBC really doesn't know or care much for life outside the South-East. Never has, never will. And, as state broadcaster, it reflects well the mindset at Westminster...

Trees are green, sky is blue and the EBC thinks pink cricket balls are a higher priority than a huge great swathe of the country being driven to an economic standstill. These are the facts of life my friends, these are the facts of life....
 
frockery

frockery

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Not remotely surprised to see this since it doesn't affect or bother London and the SE. Scotland isn't worth a jot, especially now we have the 'wrong' sort of govt here.

I have no time for the anglocentric BBC and their anglocentric journalists. I had reason to complain recently about their reporting of a paricular issue on which I had been asked to comment on behalf of a national organisation. Unsurprisingly, they chose to omit the comments as they didn't fit the slant they wanted to give their report, though The Scotsman and Herald both published balanced, properly researched pieces.

BBC Scotland was inundated with complaints about bias, and at least two MSPs took it up, but we can't expect anything to change while broadcasting is still controlled by Westminster. :(
 

Brian McIntosh

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There was also a report on the BBC news this morning about the race to be Mayor of London and "the impact it will have on your life no matter where in the country you live". WHY??
 
TomB

TomB

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exactly how on earth will that effect us in Scotland?

honestly. the BBC sometimes I wonder if they are worth the paper our TV licences are printing on.

you'd think in this day and age they could actualy report the news.

I remember when they dedicated a whole news programme to Prince harry being pulled from Iraq, and i thought, you know who really gives a flying monkey about that. There are far more important thigns in the world than that, or is that just me???? :D

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Brian McIntosh

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I didn't catch the whole report but I think they were saying that whatever happens in London, i.e. the congestion charge, will be adopted in every city in the country.
 
frockery

frockery

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I didn't catch the whole report but I think they were saying that whatever happens in London, i.e. the congestion charge, will be adopted in every city in the country.
Just can't see it catching on in Forfar somehow. :p
 
Scottish Business Owner

Scottish Business Owner

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When did Forfar become a city then? Just be like me to make that sweeping statement and then someone come along and correct me :p
 
frockery

frockery

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It's the bridie capital of the world, , and we take issue with neighbouring Brechin having (cathedral) city status when we have just as much congestion on Castle Street on a Friday afternoon. :D
 
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Pixels Ink

Pixels Ink

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I posted on a forum earlier today about panic buying that was happening at a Dundee Tesco. Practically every post made after my original post from english people thought it was becuase the cost of petrol was going up!!

When i told them the real reason none of them had heard a thing about the potential closure!!
 
Adjusts ratecard to reflect Forfar Surcharge.... Two trays of Bridies and a crate of Strathmore spring watter :D

Naebody's tell't the English... I've not seen it mentioned on the 'national' news at all....
 

Boxby

New Member
Bring on the Pink Cricket Balls!!!
Now that's worthy of the BBC's attention.

Congestion charge in Girvan, now that I would love to see! It would make all of
 
Scottish Business Owner

Scottish Business Owner

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I recall a few years back this congestion charge question being booted out in Edinburgh. It wouldn't surprise me if this was being reignited on the back of all the local councils agreeing to freeze council tax for the next fiscal year. The councils will be looking at other ways to generate revenue I guess.

I'm also pretty sure one of the pledges of the SNP was to try an secure some control of the BBC for Scotland, I dont confess to know too much about it but i'm certain it's there.
 
frockery

frockery

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The SNP are indeed in favour of broadcasting being devolved and I for one can't see any argument against that...
 
TomB

TomB

New Member
yeah but lets not forget how the council are paying us back in Edinburgh for not voting yes to their scheme.

years of roadworks!!!

As far as teh council tax goes i think they are just trying to soften us up as they have something nasty up their sleeves.

i was watching the news this morning and between the doom and gloom there was two mintes devoted to the rising petrol prices, food prices and energy prices.

Honestly is it just me or does anybody else feel like this country is really going down the pan.

To put it mildly, i have more faith in a bar of chocolate (dairy milk of course :D) than i do in that lot to solve these problems.

And I certainly don't think that pumping the banks full of money to get them to lower rates is going to solve anything.

I mean all these companies have profits in the millions and millions, look at Centrica
 

Brian McIntosh

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What the hell are all the roadworks about in Edinburgh. I was down on Saturday to see an exhibition and had to go to Leith in the afternoon. Bad idea!! I think they should bring back trams.
 
TomB

TomB

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i take it thats a joke :D

we've got to face those roadworks until august then we get a months break for the festival and then all the roads get dug back up again.

Who said living in Edinburgh wasn't fun!! :D
 

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