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By Cyclist
#3310
Killer Whale wrote:Brian Hayes used to be OK on weekday mornings. He had this thing where he insisted that callers back up their daft, prejudiced opinions with a bit of analysis or at least some evidence. Most, of course, couldn't.
Challenging their insane prejudices by demanding facts? That's bullying, that is!
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By Andy McDandy
#3314
I've told this story before on the old forum, so apologies for those getting this again.

In 1994 my family went on holiday to Belgium. In every newsagent you could buy a straightforward guide to the Maastricht treaty, in Flemish, French, English or German, explaining exactly what the treaty meant, how it would affect workers, tourists, business owners, commercial travellers and so on. It cost about a pound in Belgian francs.

My dad loved it, but said that he could never envisage something like it being sold in the UK, except at prohibitive cost or only from a select few outlets. Because, as he put it, the government and media in the UK love to talk down to the public and treat them as a bit thick, and don't trust or want them to actually understand things.
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By Youngian
#3319
Because, as he put it, the government and media in the UK love to talk down to the public and treat them as a bit thick, and don't trust or want them to actually understand things.

PMs that talk to voters like ten year olds do seem to be popular. Not just Bozo, Blair got a hearing by talking without verbs. But he had substance to match gift of the gab, which is the holy grail of poitical leadership.
By Youngian
#6440
Nic Ferrari’s favourite gammon herding subject is do-gooders giving light sentences to murderers and rapist (‘You’d get longer for hacking a phone..’). Due to having some broadcasting regulations to deliver balanced news, Ferrari has to interview a lawyer through gritted teeth who explains the logic and law behind supposedly insane decisions. Ferrari’s tracks are halted and then; “But this man killed a child and you think he should be released after 25 years?”

- “That’s a matter for politicians to decide in future legislation, I’m just here to explain the legal facts.”

“So should a rapists get shorter sentences than phone hackers?”

“As I just explained Mr Ferrari…”
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By Cyclist
#6441
Just like those morons who cannot understand that civil servants are there to carry out government policy and moan about things they think the civil service is doing wrong. Maybe they should think about moaning to their MP, as it is they, as government, who make the 'wrong' policies the civil servants carry out.

It really isn't rocket surgery. :roll:
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By Oblomov
#6937
Blairite centrist tuna melt James O'Brien having some excellent conversations with hauliers about the government's absurd kneecapping of the logistics and supply chain with IR35, Brexit, and the "pingdemic" so far this morning.
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