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  1. And if that's true so is "The only reason left wingers dislike the BBC is because it's consistently right wing." which is trotted out just as often.
  2. I'm with you on the salad cream, great stuff. It's also lower in fat than mayonnaise.
  3. Charming chap: standards that were 'good enough for India' could be good enough for the UK
  4. Who is being tipped in some quarters to be our next glorious leader.
  5. The way things are heading then comparability it may very well turn out that way.
  6. Absolutely. And we still have the Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party thread running with a good 50% of the criticism coming from those with a left leaning view of the world.
  7. I think the reason is that the Tory party are the government of the day and therefore doing "stuff", stuff that people disagree with and have every right to criticis. Prior to 2010 there were plenty of threads critical of the Labour party because then the Labour party were the government of the day and therefore doing "stuff", stuff that people disagreed with and had every right to criticis.
  8. I wonder why the government announced this yesterday (when they knew the papers would be full of BBC wages stories) and not on May 7th as originally planned (in the run up to the election)? Odd timing.
  9. Don't you know he stormed off in a huff a few days back taking his ball with him.
  10. I've heard them say that before, last week in an interview on The Today Programme and obviously it's very welcome and the right thing to do. I do wonder how they're going to square the commitment with the law outlined in the Guardian article I quoted. Let's hope there is a quick and easy solution that will go some way to restoring this councils credibility (fwiw, even if the council changed from Tory control to Labour overnight it's reputation locally would be no better IMO, the damage has been done and all trust eroded).
  11. You have to laugh (or you'd cry): Tory Liam Fox claims new trade deal with EU will be 'one of the easiest in human history' I see they've ommited to give him his full title, "the disgraced former minister"Liam Fox
  12. Trojan should like this: Kensington and Chelsea may be rich, but it has no money for housing "Kensington and Chelsea is a rich borough that should have been able to avoid the disaster at Grenfell Tower, partly because of the £274m in reserves it is said to have. But housing is paid for by councils out of their housing revenue accounts (HRAs). These were ringfenced in 1980 by Margaret Thatcher – so that any other money a council has cannot be used to fund council housing."
  13. Not only knowledgeable but one with suitability deep pockets don't forget.
  14. No, it's what the tax payers have to pay when the government doesn't respect the sovereignty of parliament (1st decision) and the rule of law (appeal decision). Given that they lost both the original case and the appeal the government were obviously in the wrong. Of course you'll never agree because the government was your precious Tory party who, in your eyes, are incapable of doing any wrong. I'm willing to bet my house that had it been a Labour government doing exactly the same your reaction would have been completely the opposite.
  15. How do these payments compare to their commercial contemporaries? How do they compare to the industry average? What proportion of the overall BBC budget do there represent? Etc. Without the answers to these questions so that I'm able to put this information into some sort of context I have absolutely no idea wether I should be outraged or pleased. Please help!