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by Altfish
September 4th, 2015, 6:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Migrants via the Tunnel
Replies: 176
Views: 13107

Re: Migrants via the Tunnel


My virus programme won't let me open that??
by Altfish
September 3rd, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Alex Salmond and atheists
Replies: 17
Views: 3703

Re: Alex Salmond and atheists

They don't seem to realise the alienation such statements cause.
by Altfish
September 2nd, 2015, 6:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Migrants via the Tunnel
Replies: 176
Views: 13107

Re: Migrants via the Tunnel

Don't expect to see this picture in tomorrow's Mail or Express...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 82757.html


***Warning - not nice photo***
by Altfish
September 1st, 2015, 1:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of the NHS (if any)
Replies: 1748
Views: 128031

Re: The future of the NHS (if any)

There was an item on this on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning. To be fair the bloke who was defending it did a damn good job. His argument was basically... 1. Personal Health Budgets are not common so we are talking about a very, very small proportion of the NHS budget and if they were sp...
by Altfish
August 28th, 2015, 1:13 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: There are no words...
Replies: 5
Views: 1536

Re: There are no words...

I think it worked for me, I certainly signed it but after I submitted it went blank
by Altfish
August 27th, 2015, 2:05 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

Isn't this all a 'cat and mouse' game?
Because politicians won't answer the question asked journalists twist the question to make it harder for them to avoid - round and round it goes.
by Altfish
August 26th, 2015, 7:27 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

I am in agreement with you, Alan. The standard of "everyday" journalism has diminished over the past 20 years (since the Internet basically). The BBC usually made an attempt to be accurate, honest, objective and balanced - but it is getting worse, tge same item may have different figures ...
by Altfish
August 26th, 2015, 2:01 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

Haranguing by interviewers is rare; I assume you are referring to the Nick Robinson / Alex Salmond affair; have there been others? Also when does difficult questioning become haranguing? I would say that in too many cases politicians are let off easily. Difficult to provide examples, but I'm sure w...
by Altfish
August 26th, 2015, 12:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Labour leadership election
Replies: 75
Views: 7577

Re: Labour leadership election

This is turning out to be a nightmare for Labour!

What does it say about a party that wants to run the country but can't even organise an internal election :deadhorse:
by Altfish
August 26th, 2015, 11:57 am
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

Haranguing by interviewers is rare; I assume you are referring to the Nick Robinson / Alex Salmond affair; have there been others?
Also when does difficult questioning become haranguing? I would say that in too many cases politicians are let off easily.
by Altfish
August 26th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

When the BBC moved up to Salford (much to the Daily Mail's disgust :laughter: ) there was talk of all the BBC jobs that would be created. But in addition to the BBC jobs there have been many independent production companies, Salford University has opened a new media study facility next to it; ITV /...
by Altfish
August 26th, 2015, 9:35 am
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

When the BBC moved up to Salford (much to the Daily Mail's disgust :laughter: ) there was talk of all the BBC jobs that would be created. But in addition to the BBC jobs there have been many independent production companies, Salford University has opened a new media study facility next to it; ITV / ...
by Altfish
August 24th, 2015, 2:51 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

Alan H wrote:
Altfish wrote::laughter:

Seems like a damn good reason for rejection!
Yeah, but if the NHS did that, would the likes of Virgin, Serco, Care UK, etc ever get a contract?

But which of those is likely to show RRs on their brochure, more likely pictures of the bearded one and the likes.
by Altfish
August 24th, 2015, 2:45 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

:laughter:

Seems like a damn good reason for rejection!
by Altfish
August 24th, 2015, 12:16 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

Ah, I understand now. A two stage tender, we use them a lot in construction. It sounds like the Met Office were too complacent But no indication from either of them why the Met Office were eliminated. A presumption might be cost, but it could be a case of knowing the cost of something but not its v...
by Altfish
August 24th, 2015, 6:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of the NHS (if any)
Replies: 1748
Views: 128031

Re: The future of the NHS (if any)

The problem with tenders for health care; it is not like tendering for a box of pencils. There have to be clear award criteria that are rigorously followed, I suspect that it wasn't the case here. Remember Virgin Trains appeal against the West Coast award, Virgin won in because the DfT had messed up...
by Altfish
August 24th, 2015, 6:20 am
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

Ah, I understand now.

A two stage tender, we use them a lot in construction.

It sounds like the Met Office were too complacent
by Altfish
August 23rd, 2015, 5:22 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

If I'm being honest I didn't know there were other forecasting organisations in the UK. I assumed the Met Office was a government run thing that everyone bought into. I suppose the BBC will be their main funding stream and may now have to shut down. There are quite a few and there's even one run by...
by Altfish
August 23rd, 2015, 12:45 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

Actually, reading the article on the BBc website it doesn't say who's taking over and talks of going out to tender in November. Surely the Met Office will be able to tender?
by Altfish
August 23rd, 2015, 12:42 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Save the BBC!
Replies: 121
Views: 22246

Re: Save the BBC!

If I'm being honest I didn't know there were other forecasting organisations in the UK.
I assumed the Met Office was a government run thing that everyone bought into.

I suppose the BBC will be their main funding stream and may now have to shut down.

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