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Forum: Freeview 23-05-2015, 15:27
Replies: 129
Views: 20,383
Posted By mike1948
The UK had local TV - in ITV - until the sell off...

The UK had local TV - in ITV - until the sell off of the franchises to the highest bidder under the Thatcher government. That was the beginning of the end for local TV.

The regional TV companies...
Forum: Showbiz 23-04-2015, 15:40
Replies: 253
Views: 40,082
Posted By mike1948
It is interesting that so far very few celebs...

It is interesting that so far very few celebs have come out in favour of any particular party. In previous campaigns there have been people such as Kenny Everett, Bob Monkhouse, Cilla Black, Lulu,...
Forum: Politics 16-04-2015, 21:52
Replies: 31
Views: 961
Posted By mike1948
Fools and their money.

Fools and their money.
Forum: Politics 01-04-2015, 07:27
Replies: 226
Views: 5,157
Posted By mike1948
Indirectly anyone who has a private pension is a...

Indirectly anyone who has a private pension is a shareholder but they do not have a voice.
Forum: Politics 01-04-2015, 06:31
Replies: 226
Views: 5,157
Posted By mike1948
It would be interesting to know by how much the...

It would be interesting to know by how much the income of these captains of industry has increased in the last five years.

I would guess that in almost all cases it has risen hugely and massively...
Forum: Freeview 22-02-2015, 17:48
Replies: 129
Views: 20,383
Posted By mike1948
You only have to look at local independent radio...

You only have to look at local independent radio to realise that by and large (I am sure there are exceptions) it has fallen in to the hands of the corporate big boys and many of the stations are no...
Forum: Freeview 09-02-2015, 10:52
Replies: 129
Views: 20,383
Posted By mike1948
According to this, the BBC has bankrolled local...

According to this, the BBC has bankrolled local TV:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/corporate2/insidethebbc/howwework/reports/localtv.html
Forum: Freeview 09-02-2015, 08:34
Replies: 129
Views: 20,383
Posted By mike1948
The station in London has recently fired a third...

The station in London has recently fired a third of its staff and is clearly in difficulty. Of any of the local srtations set to make a success of their franchise it was London.

The last time I saw...
Forum: Freeview 08-02-2015, 15:00
Replies: 129
Views: 20,383
Posted By mike1948
I live in Totton and have just checked VM but do...

I live in Totton and have just checked VM but do not have the station. I could be out of the taregetted reception area.
Forum: Politics 06-02-2015, 10:28
Replies: 52
Views: 1,464
Posted By mike1948
The senior member of the cabinet is unlikely to...

The senior member of the cabinet is unlikely to have been wanted to be named in the Times article. Would you have wanted to be if you were in his or her position and held the same view? The Times...
Forum: Politics 06-02-2015, 10:19
Replies: 52
Views: 1,464
Posted By mike1948
This is what the Times reported in October, 2014,...

This is what the Times reported in October, 2014, about Lansley's NHS reforms. The Times is hardly a left-leaning newspaper as it is owned by Murdoch:

Senior Tories have admitted that reorganising...
Forum: Politics 06-02-2015, 09:25
Replies: 52
Views: 1,464
Posted By mike1948
The pledge given by the Tories at the 2010...

The pledge given by the Tories at the 2010 election of no top-down NHS reorganisation went the same way as Nick Clegg's tuition fees pledge.

What politicians do not seem to realise is that these...
Forum: Politics 03-02-2015, 19:00
Replies: 193
Views: 5,980
Posted By mike1948
All politicla parties have internal divisions...

All politicla parties have internal divisions over policy and who should be doing what job. The Tories are probably better at covering up their splits at election time. The Mail, Telegraph and the...
Forum: Politics 02-02-2015, 08:34
Replies: 193
Views: 5,980
Posted By mike1948
The Mail is in overdrive to try to discredit...

The Mail is in overdrive to try to discredit Labour and senior members of the party. I expect far more of this in the weeks to come.

The silly thing is that most people who buy the Mail do not vote...
Forum: Showbiz 01-02-2015, 09:26
Replies: 4,930
Views: 2,628,639
Posted By mike1948
Exactly. To use four letter words to kids after...

Exactly. To use four letter words to kids after being asked for an autograph is inexcusable.
Forum: Advice 01-02-2015, 08:53
Replies: 72
Views: 6,982
Posted By mike1948
Trade unions in France are very much stronger...

Trade unions in France are very much stronger than they are in the UK. I'm sure that any attempt to increase the pension age in France would be met with a general strike and trouble on the streets....
Forum: Advice 31-01-2015, 21:44
Replies: 72
Views: 6,982
Posted By mike1948
Paying the pension at 60 for women and 65 for men...

Paying the pension at 60 for women and 65 for men was blatant sex discrimination. Surely you cannot be in favour of discrimation for women. It had to end so that both sexes were treated the same.
Forum: Broadcasting 20-01-2015, 18:51
Replies: 271
Views: 9,742
Posted By mike1948
I think the BBC is worth 100 Prince Andrews in...

I think the BBC is worth 100 Prince Andrews in terms of promoting the UK abroad via the World Service. I only wish that BBC World News, the TV equivalent of WS, was a bit more interesting to watch....
Forum: Advice 05-01-2015, 21:48
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By mike1948
I am sure you could use superglue or similar to...

I am sure you could use superglue or similar to stop the knocker being used.
Forum: Advice 05-01-2015, 21:41
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By mike1948
It should be ok to drill in to the door...

It should be ok to drill in to the door frame.

As for getting callers to ring the bell and not use the knocker, I made a label on a Dymo-type machine reading "Please ring bell'' that I stuck on the...
Forum: Advice 31-12-2014, 20:17
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By mike1948
Like Platelet, I recommend the Friedland range. I...

Like Platelet, I recommend the Friedland range. I have a large house and I suffer from slight hearing loss, so I have four Friedland bells going off at once!
Forum: Advice 30-12-2014, 20:07
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By mike1948
About six years ago I developed a bunged-up...

About six years ago I developed a bunged-up eustaschian tube in one ear after suffering from a cold while flying back from the US. I had my ear checked by the doctor but there was no wax....
Forum: Freeview 29-12-2014, 08:39
Replies: 129
Views: 20,383
Posted By mike1948
I am told on good authority that Johnston Press,...

I am told on good authority that Johnston Press, the owners of the Portsmouth News, pulled out of the That's Solent consortium before the launch. Newsquest, owners of the Southampton-based Daily...
Forum: Advice 28-12-2014, 20:33
Replies: 35
Views: 3,153
Posted By mike1948
55 + Vat.

55 + Vat.
Forum: Politics 27-12-2014, 19:29
Replies: 81
Views: 2,702
Posted By mike1948
In every general election that I can remember,...

In every general election that I can remember, making voters better off has been a key issue. While it may not have been in money-in-the-pocket terms, i.e. lower taxes, it certainly was in the hope...
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