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Old 14-10-2013, 22:41
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On yesterday's Sunday Morning Live programme the BBC interviewed Tommy Robinson and asked viewers to vote on the following question:
Does the English Defence League represent a view that needs to be heard?
The results announced rather sheepishly at the end in the dying moments of the programme revealed that a STAGGERING 95% of voters said YES with only 5% saying NO.

There is very little reference to this on their web site:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0126f45

However the BBC Sunday Morning Live facebook page can still be accessed where the result is still available for viewing:
https://www.facebook.com/BBCSundayMorningLive?fref=ts

Well, well, BBC. I wonder why you've kept this little one hidden away. Results not quite PC enough for your liking perhaps?
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Old 14-10-2013, 22:44
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How many people voted?
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Old 14-10-2013, 22:46
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It's pretty much there for all to see. But I do understand how claiming it's been hushed up suits the agenda of some.

Imagine how many people are watching that show on a Sunday morning? Hardly a representation of the nation eh? I'd say the results show a lot of his supporters (maybe all of the EDL?) tuned in to watch him.
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Old 14-10-2013, 22:47
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Not surprised, every party should be heard.
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Old 14-10-2013, 22:48
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It's pretty much there for all to see. But I do understand how claiming it's been hushed up suits the agenda of some.

Imagine how many people are watching that show on a Sunday morning? Hardly a representation of the nation eh? I'd say the results show a lot of his supporters (maybe all of the EDL?) tuned in to watch him.
Esther Rantzen was on as the supposed voice of reason in the middle. I am sure that boosted ratings.

Easy to rubbish polls if you don't like the result. Better to hear and challenge than try to hush views up.
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Old 14-10-2013, 22:49
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How many people voted?
One man and his dog probably.

Considering the day, time and who was being interviewed, I find it difficult to take this poll too seriously.
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Old 14-10-2013, 22:49
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How is announcing the results live on the program and posting them on the official Facebook page hiding them away?
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Old 14-10-2013, 22:50
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Well if they didn't want it to be heard wouldn't an easier thing to have been not to ask the question ? However lets assume your right OP, what would have made you happy ? Nine o'clock news piece ? The BBC has hardly been sitting on its hand over the EDL news of the few weeks - hells they even feature it on the very program you mentioned. Could this not just be one of those 'in program' polls open to viewers of the show to vote as they watch ?
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Old 14-10-2013, 22:52
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Esther Rantzen was on as the supposed voice of reason in the middle. I am sure that boosted ratings.

Easy to rubbish polls if you don't like the result. Better to hear and challenge than try to hush views up.
I rubbish polls all the time because I don't believe in 'surveys' like this. It's not 'easy'. It's factual.

I ask questions of posters like Arthur on here and get little back. So what else am I supposed to assume other than they can't debate about their own views?
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Old 14-10-2013, 22:53
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Well if they didn't want it to be heard wouldn't an easier thing to have been not to ask the question ? However lets assume your right OP, what would have made you happy ? Nine o'clock news piece ? The BBC has hardly been sitting on its hand over the EDL news of the few weeks - hells they even feature it on the very program you mentioned. Could this not just be one of those 'in program' polls open to viewers of the show to vote as they watch ?
I think the OP wants this to be BREAKING NEWS across all media outlets. Especially the Daily Mail...of course.

It's surprising just how much hatred people have of the BBC. Instead of approving of their ex-leader having the opportunity to have their say on tv, they criticise the channel for some various reason or other.
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Old 14-10-2013, 22:54
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Imagine how many people are watching that show on a Sunday morning? Hardly a representation of the nation eh? I'd say the results show a lot of his supporters (maybe all of the EDL?) tuned in to watch him.
I would think not.

Sure all the EDL supporters would still be sleeping
off a hangover at that time of the morning.
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Old 14-10-2013, 23:06
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All political have a right to be heard whether you agree/disagree with their ideology.
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Old 14-10-2013, 23:14
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On yesterday's Sunday Morning Live programme the BBC interviewed Tommy Robinson and asked viewers to vote on the following question:


The results announced rather sheepishly at the end in the dying moments of the programme revealed that a STAGGERING 95% of voters said YES with only 5% saying NO.

There is very little reference to this on their web site:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0126f45

However the BBC Sunday Morning Live facebook page can still be accessed where the result is still available for viewing:
https://www.facebook.com/BBCSundayMorningLive?fref=ts

Well, well, BBC. I wonder why you've kept this little one hidden away. Results not quite PC enough for your liking perhaps?
It's obviously PC gone mad, there can be no other explanation. The bleeding heart, leftie liberal do-gooders that run the entire BBC obviously planned to hide this by tucking it away at the end of the programme. How clever of you to sniff out the conspiracy. Most viewers of the show would naturally have closed their eyes and put their fingers in their ears in its 'dying moments', and only the most inquisitive would even have thought to check their website.
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Old 14-10-2013, 23:17
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It's an online poll for crying out loud. It's about as representative as going on the guardians website and clicking on their polls.

If the EDL want to get a proper cross section of society and see their views, then they need to ask a proper pollster.
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Old 14-10-2013, 23:45
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The polls on that programme are usually embarrassing for any of the Guardian readers at the BBC. I can still remember Susana Reid's face when the results of "should Britain have the death penalty for certain crimes" were returned.
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Old 14-10-2013, 23:52
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It's an online poll for crying out loud. It's about as representative as going on the guardians website and clicking on their polls.
No matter what, it can't be ignored.
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Old 15-10-2013, 00:20
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No matter what, it can't be ignored.
Oh but it can

You see, the power to get the message through or the power to stop it, or the power of the message itself is not the sole right of the angry and sidelined (or those who think they are in order to justify their behaviour). The power is in the people who care. And the people who know the truth. Most people on this forum and the country know the truth. And those who don't or refuse to accept it? Well....life isn't fair.
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Old 15-10-2013, 00:22
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No matter what, it can't be ignored.
What can't, the poll? Of course it can. You have to get a proper poll done to find the real results, not an online one. There about as reliable as a chocolate fireguard.
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Old 15-10-2013, 00:29
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The BBC have a very nasty habit of filtering the news so they only report stuff they want you to know about, or over-reporting other topics to try and make them appear more important than they actually are.

Stuff like climate change, gay rights, multiculturalism get massively over-reported. Stuff like the Olympics, the Royals and the EU always have a positive slant on them - for example, the BBC largely ignored the report about the shortcomings in the Olympic ticketing procedures.

Edit: An example from today - 2/3 of people want firm action taken over immigration. All over the various news channels and papers, and just about ignored by the BBC as it is against the happy PC message they want us to believe.
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Old 15-10-2013, 00:40
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How many people voted?
I think it's more a case of How many people voted how many times. It's easy to flood these lines.
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Old 15-10-2013, 00:43
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The BBC have a very nasty habit of filtering the news so they only report stuff they want you to know about, or over-reporting other topics to try and make them appear more important than they actually are.

Stuff like climate change, gay rights, multiculturalism get massively over-reported. Stuff like the Olympics, the Royals and the EU always have a positive slant on them - for example, the BBC largely ignored the report about the shortcomings in the Olympic ticketing procedures.
Really?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=BBC+Olympic+tickets&l=1#
Edit: An example from today - 2/3 of people want firm action taken over immigration. All over the various news channels and papers, and just about ignored by the BBC as it is against the happy PC message they want us to believe.
More utter rubbish from a Sky shill. It was a Sky news poll so as well as it not being publicised by the BBC it's not on the ITV News or C5 News websites either.
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Old 15-10-2013, 00:45
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What can't, the poll? Of course it can. You have to get a proper poll done to find the real results, not an online one. There about as reliable as a chocolate fireguard.
Is any opinion poll totally reliable?
No of course not but to dis-regard it because you don't like the results, well that seems a wee bit fascist to me.

Maybe the 95% vote was from Muslims?

Well, you never know.
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Old 15-10-2013, 10:38
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Here we have a proper poll on the EDL, surveying a representative sample of the public, which gives them an approval rating of, wait for it..........

......3%

cdn.yougov.com/cumulus.../YG-Archive-221012-EDL-Toplines.pdf
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Old 15-10-2013, 10:50
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I wonder who watched the programme to know there was even a poll to participate in?

Who would have most interest in what Tommy Whateverhisname is actually had to say?
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Old 15-10-2013, 10:55
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The BBC shows bias SHOCK HORROR!!!
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