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Rename BBC EBC

Postby Blackandamber » June 28th, 2017, 3:16 pm

Have you noticed the increasing tendency of the BBC to only report on what is happening in England, even when the news applies to the whole of the UK? NHS news is always NHS in England. Education news again is England only. Even after the tragedy at the Grenfell tower, the BBC is reporting on the tests on the cladding in England only. Maybe Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish viewers should demand a rebate on their TV licence, as so much of the news content ignores the Celtic countries of the UK.
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Postby South London Exile » June 28th, 2017, 4:28 pm

Doesn't the population of England make up about 85% of the UK's total population? Hardly surprising is it.
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Postby UPTHEPORT » June 28th, 2017, 5:19 pm

South London Exile wrote:Doesn't the population of England make up about 85% of the UK's total population? Hardly surprising is it.


That's a fair comment
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Postby newgroundrodney » June 28th, 2017, 7:12 pm

I'd like to see the TV Licence replaced with a monthly subscription, done via a terminal in corner shops. You shade the card in like a lottery ticket, insert it in the machine,and you pay a set price, say 30p per channel...... so for the same monthly fee as the licence, you'd get 40 channels of your OWN CHOICE...... that way, only those who watch BBC would pay for BBC.
All channels would have to compete for your business.
If you only wanted 10 channels, only pay for 10 .. (obviously I'm only referring to channels normally on freeview - not subscription channels)
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Postby Blackandamber » June 29th, 2017, 7:52 am

South London Exile wrote:Doesn't the population of England make up about 85% of the UK's total population? Hardly surprising is it.


Yes but why not just report the tower block cladding tests for the whole of the UK, not just England.
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Postby penycwm county » June 29th, 2017, 6:26 pm

maybe tests haven't been done for the whole of the UK, I'm not sure who does the testing but maybe it would be responsibility of the Welsh Government to monitor anything in Wales.
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Postby whoareya » July 1st, 2017, 12:44 pm

The Welsh tower blocks have been checked, all of the cladding is made of laver bread so is not deemed a fire risk.

Just stinks of fish.
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Postby NearlyDead » July 4th, 2017, 8:47 am

Blackandamber wrote:Have you noticed the increasing tendency of the BBC to only report on what is happening in England, even when the news applies to the whole of the UK? NHS news is always NHS in England. Education news again is England only. Even after the tragedy at the Grenfell tower, the BBC is reporting on the tests on the cladding in England only. Maybe Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish viewers should demand a rebate on their TV licence, as so much of the news content ignores the Celtic countries of the UK.


Last night BBC Wales covered cladding test results (the first in Wales I believe) in Swansea, with a passing reference to Newport submitting similar panels for testing. And BBC Scotland covered Scottish issues arising From Grenfell Tower on at least one occasion last week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-e ... e-40414502.

With particular regard to this issue, presumably the news mirrors the number of buildings in a particular country and the amount of testing so far done.

As to the NHS, perhaps this mirrors the lines of devolved responsibilities.
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Postby southernfan » July 5th, 2017, 11:31 pm

Blackandamber wrote:
South London Exile wrote:Doesn't the population of England make up about 85% of the UK's total population? Hardly surprising is it.


Yes but why not just report the tower block cladding tests for the whole of the UK, not just England.

But what winds me up is that, in sport in particular the republic of Ireland get much more exposure than Wales on BBC, they're treated more then equals yet IMO have no place in BRITISH sport.
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Postby pembsexile » July 6th, 2017, 6:49 am

NearlyDead wrote:
Blackandamber wrote:Have you noticed the increasing tendency of the BBC to only report on what is happening in England, even when the news applies to the whole of the UK? NHS news is always NHS in England. Education news again is England only. Even after the tragedy at the Grenfell tower, the BBC is reporting on the tests on the cladding in England only. Maybe Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish viewers should demand a rebate on their TV licence, as so much of the news content ignores the Celtic countries of the UK.


Last night BBC Wales covered cladding test results (the first in Wales I believe) in Swansea, with a passing reference to Newport submitting similar panels for testing. And BBC Scotland covered Scottish issues arising From Grenfell Tower on at least one occasion last week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-e ... e-40414502.

With particular regard to this issue, presumably the news mirrors the number of buildings in a particular country and the amount of testing so far done.

As to the NHS, perhaps this mirrors the lines of devolved responsibilities.


The NHS, and devolved responsibilities. There is a much bigger picture here that is always forgotten. In legal terms Wales ceased to exist as a separate administrative entity in 1689 with the abolition of the Council for Wales and the Marches. This was the end of a long drawn out process from which the people of Wales have not yet fully recovered.

Dare I say it - it even affects us at the County. Playing in the English league etc. (long may it continue). Swansea playing in Europe a few years ago and representing England. Organised chaos which people, including me, seem to accept.

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