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By storygirl
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I think following the legislative practices of a state that has a holy fish sounds very wise!

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By satnav
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A few weeks ago on the Sky News paper review Pierce announced that he was going to Wembley on 25th March to see Swindon play Chesterfield in the Jonstone Paint trophy final. He seemed pretty confident at the time that his local team would be triumphant but sadly like on so many other things he was wrong. His boys took a hell of a beating I look forward to reading his match report in the morning!
 
By Bones McCoy
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#217243
Big Rob wrote:Why Britain doesn't need gay marriage: First MP to have a civil partnership makes a brave and controversial stand

Britain doesn't need gay marriage. Britain doesn't necessarily need marriage either. Why prevent people from getting married though?
We've moved on from the caveman days where we can only provide what we need.
We now have higher aspirations, though the Mail considers they're only for its "Beautiful people".
By Big Rob
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Bones McCoy wrote:
Big Rob wrote:Why Britain doesn't need gay marriage: First MP to have a civil partnership makes a brave and controversial stand

Britain doesn't need gay marriage. Britain doesn't necessarily need marriage either. Why prevent people from getting married though?
We've moved on from the caveman days where we can only provide what we need.
We now have higher aspirations, though the Mail considers they're only for its "Beautiful people".
Master race?
 
By ezinra
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The Labour MP is the most outspoken critic of the Government’s plans from within the gay ranks.
I thought we'd abolished hierarchy in the PC brigade.
By Andy McDandy
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It's gays in the military gorn mad innit. They've their own regiment and all - the Queen's Own Queens.

Badoom-tish, here all week etc.
By Big Rob
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The reason for "marriage" is so that children can be produced.........and two of the same sex can never do that !! - Richards, Milton Keynes., 14/4/2012 14:22 Neither can couples where one or both are infertile, or where the woman is post-menopausal. Presumable they shouldn't be allowed to get married either, according to your logic.
- Dave, West Bromwich, 14/4/2012 18:05
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25 people have an issue with logically consistent beliefs.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Big Rob wrote:
Bones McCoy wrote:
Big Rob wrote:Why Britain doesn't need gay marriage: First MP to have a civil partnership makes a brave and controversial stand

Britain doesn't need gay marriage. Britain doesn't necessarily need marriage either. Why prevent people from getting married though?
We've moved on from the caveman days where we can only provide what we need.
We now have higher aspirations, though the Mail considers they're only for its "Beautiful people".
Master race?
Master baiters!
 
By Messianic Trees
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More lazy BBC bashing from the Mail:

It's business as usual at the biased Beeb as the new director-general prepares to take over

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For years there have been numerous complaints about the overt Left-wing bias of the BBC's news coverage.

Indeed, the Corporation's soon-to-quit director-general, Mark Thompson, has admitted that it had been guilty of a 'massive' Left-wing bias in the past and that there had been a 'struggle' to achieve impartiality.

But a new report based on analysis by an independent think-tank of all the BBC's TV output over the past five years suggests the reasons are deep-seated.

The New Culture Forum says: 'The assumptions of programme-makers are frequently sufficiently apparent . . . to alienate viewers and listeners with a more conservative outlook on life.'

The report's author Dennis Sewell, who worked in BBC news for 22 years, concluded: 'Insufficient care is taken to avoid coming across to audiences on the Centre-Right as preachy, politically correct and sanctimonious, and to avoid appearing to establish the Left-liberal consensus position as the "norm".

'Polemical, political drama and comedy continue to be monopolised by Left-of-Centre writers and performers.'

The report also accuses the BBC of being over-solicitous towards Islam — in marked contrast to its treatment of Christianity. The Forum, whose patrons include Education Secretary Michael Gove, singles out the drama Frankie's Story, which portrayed British soldiers in Afghanistan as thugs. It was described by Gulf War veteran Colonel Tim Collins as 'a stab in the back' for the military.

On the other hand, the BBC rejected a comedy about Islamist bombers (called Four Lions) for fear of offending Muslims. Yet it broadcast a documentary that treated an Islamist as a moderate despite the fact he called for homosexuals to be killed.

The think-tank report concludes: 'Taken together, these tendencies risk generating a perception of the BBC as institutionally Left-Liberal in its output, as well as in the mindset of most of its staff.'

The new BBC director-general will have an overflowing in-tray when he or she starts work later this year, but eradicating institutional political and cultural bias will be a priority.
By Captain VXR
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
On the other hand, the BBC rejected a comedy about Islamist bombers (called Four Lions) for fear of offending Muslims.
So you want the BBC to work with Chris Morris, then? On a film laughing at suicide bombing?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... Lions.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Previous Mail criticism of Four Lions.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Captain VXR wrote:
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
On the other hand, the BBC rejected a comedy about Islamist bombers (called Four Lions) for fear of offending Muslims.
So you want the BBC to work with Chris Morris, then? On a film laughing at suicide bombing?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... Lions.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Previous Mail criticism of Four Lions.
Brilliant find!
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