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Forum: Broadcasting 03-11-2014, 18:31
Replies: 64
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mr Madras
There is no confusion on my part. It's clear to...

There is no confusion on my part. It's clear to me what some of the posters in this thread are.

Earlier, lundavra asked why the BBC hands the Asian community a network of its own. Numbers and the...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-11-2014, 18:08
Replies: 64
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mr Madras
No, the best argument is that's it's the only...

No, the best argument is that's it's the only service which comes even close to serving the needs of the South Asian community. They deserve much, much, better than just BBC Asian Network. Instead...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-11-2014, 18:03
Replies: 64
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mr Madras
BBC Radio Merseyside BBC Radio Manchester BBC...

BBC Radio Merseyside
BBC Radio Manchester
BBC Radio Lancashire

Average cost per station? 3m? Combined cost? 12m? BBC TV North West's budget on top of that?

Edit: And if you want to be...
Forum: Politics 03-11-2014, 15:50
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By Mr Madras
Which is what worries most in England about...

Which is what worries most in England about 'regional devolution' (a term only ever used when discussing England). Limited powers can be taken away in an instant.
Forum: Broadcasting 03-11-2014, 13:43
Replies: 64
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mr Madras
Never quote me on figures - they are usually off...

Never quote me on figures - they are usually off the top of my head and, unless I provide URLs, usually wrong. :D

The number of households in the UK normally conforms to a ratio of 2.5 people per...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-11-2014, 11:05
Replies: 64
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mr Madras
That's a weak analogy even for you. But, the...

That's a weak analogy even for you. But, the answer is yes. Unless you think 50m of the Uk's population above and beyond those from the Indian sub-continent are part the target audience? They simply...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-11-2014, 09:53
Replies: 64
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mr Madras
Take another look at those figures, because they...

Take another look at those figures, because they are horribly slanted. BBC Asian Network is a UK-wide service and Rajar measures reach against a population size of 53m. In BBC AN's case, that's a...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-11-2014, 09:18
Replies: 64
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mr Madras
No it isn't. BBC Radio Wales serves a similar...

No it isn't.

BBC Radio Wales serves a similar sized audience (around 3m) and has a similar reach to BBC Asian Network - around 500,000. Radio Wales's budget is more than twice that of BBC AN - at...
Forum: Politics 03-11-2014, 08:57
Replies: 55
Views: 1,502
Posted By Mr Madras
That's what happens when you decide from the...

That's what happens when you decide from the outset to treat the EU as a branch of the old Empire. Whitehall's divide and rule tactics were never likely to succeed but we've pretty much stuck with...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-11-2014, 08:36
Replies: 64
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mr Madras
Makes a change from some of the more snide and...

Makes a change from some of the more snide and reactionary posts in this thread from people I assumed were more considerate and knew better.

According to the 2011 Census figures, those from the...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 03-11-2014, 08:11
Replies: 54
Views: 13,994
Posted By Mr Madras
Excellent. Thank you. Installed it as a back-up...

Excellent. Thank you. Installed it as a back-up on my own HTPC system and took my dad through the set-up steps over the phone - that wasn't easy! :D
Forum: Politics 02-11-2014, 00:07
Replies: 101
Views: 2,098
Posted By Mr Madras
Whose context? Yours? Scotland is a region? Rajoy...

Whose context? Yours? Scotland is a region? Rajoy didn't get far when he tried that. Nor will you. You probably know full well the connotation of 'regional devolution' when applied to England. Panto...
Forum: Politics 01-11-2014, 21:32
Replies: 101
Views: 2,098
Posted By Mr Madras
The Lords has almost no power at all to 'prevent'...

The Lords has almost no power at all to 'prevent' legislation, disastrous or otherwise.
Forum: Politics 01-11-2014, 21:28
Replies: 101
Views: 2,098
Posted By Mr Madras
If Labour get the kicking in Scotland everyone is...

If Labour get the kicking in Scotland everyone is assuming, you might well see a pretty powerful second chamber a lot sooner than you think. Labour might regard a chamber based in the North of...
Forum: Politics 01-11-2014, 21:07
Replies: 101
Views: 2,098
Posted By Mr Madras
Except she didn't. She said 'proper devolution to...

Except she didn't. She said 'proper devolution to England'. You interpreted that as a desire for regional devolution. Others might interpret 'proper' devolution as a national parliament for England....
Forum: Politics 01-11-2014, 18:58
Replies: 102
Views: 2,705
Posted By Mr Madras
Do let us all know how you get on. I'm sure VFP...

Do let us all know how you get on. I'm sure VFP will be bricking it at the thought of having you on their case. :D
Forum: Politics 01-11-2014, 18:46
Replies: 102
Views: 2,705
Posted By Mr Madras
That's what I wondered. But why would you 'wait...

That's what I wondered. But why would you 'wait and see what DBIS has to say'? Are you a Tory shill? Or are you in Nige's pocket?
Forum: Politics 01-11-2014, 18:33
Replies: 102
Views: 2,705
Posted By Mr Madras
Eh and eh? Have you no self-awareness at...

Eh and eh? Have you no self-awareness at all?

I'm not a member of The Greens and don't canvass for them, but my vote did go to the party at the last election. That decision was based solely on their...
Forum: Politics 01-11-2014, 18:03
Replies: 102
Views: 2,705
Posted By Mr Madras
Astroturfing - the practice of masking the...

Astroturfing - the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g. political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is...
Forum: Politics 01-11-2014, 17:36
Replies: 102
Views: 2,705
Posted By Mr Madras
23,551 scares you enough to think there's...

23,551 scares you enough to think there's something evil going on yet you're not at all bothered by.....

'Using analysis from the Electoral Commission and Companies House databases, the researchers...
Forum: Politics 01-11-2014, 17:04
Replies: 102
Views: 2,705
Posted By Mr Madras
Any different to anywhere else? The privacy...

Any different to anywhere else? The privacy policy is here: http://voteforpolicies.org.uk/content/privacy-policy

You've twice highlighted 4 anonymous donors paying 500 for access to potential...
Forum: Politics 01-11-2014, 16:00
Replies: 102
Views: 2,705
Posted By Mr Madras
Did you bother to check the 'Donate'...

Did you bother to check the 'Donate' page?

http://s9.postimg.org/v6iof8s9b/Capture_VFP.jpg

Donations from 2 and up. 2! The maximum donation is 100, either as on-off payment or a monthly...
Forum: Politics 01-11-2014, 15:21
Replies: 102
Views: 2,705
Posted By Mr Madras
It clearly confused you. Perhaps you should have...

It clearly confused you. Perhaps you should have checked before asking the daft question why Vote For Policies - a non-profit - did not appear on the Charity Commission's website? A charity and a...
Forum: Freeview 01-11-2014, 12:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,847
Posted By Mr Madras
No.It is Tesco making a business decision to move...

No.It is Tesco making a business decision to move away from devoting store space to larger items - like TVs. They announced it months ago. More a response to online retailers, like Amazon, which have...
Forum: Politics 31-10-2014, 22:30
Replies: 102
Views: 2,705
Posted By Mr Madras
Why would a non-profit show up on the Charity...

Why would a non-profit show up on the Charity Commission Register? They are, by legal definiton, different things.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/vat/intro.htm
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