On Sat 10 Apr at 9:22am Nevillman wrote:
I turned on TV yesterday to watch pointless to find it had been replaced on both TV channels by the same programme about Philip. What is the point of that? The Queen likes pointless, she might have been looking forward to it distracting her after what must have been a hard day. I realise that complaining about pointless being cancelled is up there with classic first world problems but it is another example of the usual pro establishment right wing bias of the BBC. They really could have just put their tributes on one of their channels. Some of us would have been able to express their grief for a 99 year old man by switching to the channel with the tributes on. Others could have started putting their lives back together by watching pointless.
On Sat 10 Apr at 9:41am David Stanley wrote:
I didnt realise people still watch live TV.
On Sat 10 Apr at 3:59pm Father Hackett wrote:
4 out of the top 5 channels showing the same thing nearly all day. Somewhat excessive.
Got up this morning and the BBC is still at it.
On Sat 10 Apr at 11:54pm IDM wrote:
I was quite fond of the guy. But Boris is, of course, behind the serious over-coverage; it is a welcome distraction from travel and hospitality going bust, blood clotting, vaccine supply shortages, academics scared at the lockdown relaxations ... Need I go on?
On Sun 11 Apr at 9:21am Bee wrote:
yes absolutely agree with IDM, distraction from what is actually going on in this country ATM...not sure but think we have "herd immunity "now so why are we still locked up in our flats/houses?...i also felt great respect for Philip but they are doing blanket coverage on every channel since friday..watching Netflix.
On Sun 11 Apr at 1:00pm Green Sleeves wrote:
Yes, its a very good distraction from all of the things mentioned above, and also a little spat going on in Northern Ireland no thanks to the added and unnecessary complications of Brexit.
Its amazing how there are profound consequences for appointing certain leaders/characters, and going ahead with gigantic political mistakes for the sake of pride. One may think we'd learn and try to do the right things....
On Sun 11 Apr at 2:17pm Father Hackett wrote:
HS2 springs to mind. What a waste of money and environment.
On Sun 11 Apr at 10:53pm Tom Pain wrote:
HS2 is part of an existing European rail network plan, like regionalisation it will quietly go ahead. Brexit is a false front to divert attention. Have you seen the old photos of Phil the Greek at pre war Nazi rally's with his relatives? Great guy.
On Sun 11 Apr at 11:39pm Basil wrote:
And all to celebrate a parasite who has never done a day's productive wor in his life. His uncle, Mountbatten, was a friend of Edward VIII until he abdicated, when he shifted his 'loyalty'to George VI and determined his nephew should ingratiate his way into the family. Thus 'Mountbatten' (originally Battenberg) as united with Wndsor (originally Saxe-Cobrug-Gotha) and the 'Prince' followed his adulterous career while acting as consort' to the monarch. These people really are something to behold.
On Mon 12 Apr at 3:21pm Green Sleeves wrote:
I was aware the Duke of Edinburgh attended a family members funeral in Nazi Germany as a youngster. I'm no fan of the monarchy or the DoE, but I'm not sure we can pin him too hard to the Nazi Party, given that he fought in WW2 against them.
On Mon 12 Apr at 11:59pm Tom Pain wrote:
Yes I suppose that as a teenager he would have just gone along with the family line with his relation Bernhard of the Netherlands who was pretty enthusiastic. It's his depopulation thing that worried me, a bit elitist for my taste.
On Tue 13 Apr at 2:40pm Formerly AC-T wrote:
I also think that someone who had 4 children of their own isn't really in a position to speak about the impact of population growth.
Or is it only poor, brown-skinned people that need to restrict family size?
On Wed 14 Apr at 10:13pm Local99 wrote:
Some right caaants on here.....
On Thu 15 Apr at 11:05pm Basil wrote:
Some right forelock tuggers on here.
On Fri 16 Apr at 8:10am Nevillman wrote:
Have you read the other posts basil? I see no post that can in any way be described as forelock tugging. As for your post local, I didn't think there were until your comment.
I presume neither of you have anything to say about the actual thread itself.
On Fri 16 Apr at 11:31pm IDM wrote:
Right on Nevillman. General comments like the two before yours should refer to posts supposedly backing them.
On Mon 19 Apr at 11:28pm Local99 wrote:
I commented on the posters on this thread, nevillchap......
On Tue 20 Apr at 9:18am IDM wrote:
OK Local99 and Basil; can you tell us which posters you meant? If it's all of us, please point me to a post where I earned "caaant".
On Tue 20 Apr at 9:38am IDM wrote:
TP 11 Apr 22-53. If HS2 really is European it doesn't seem to have been organised that way. Even before Brexit there were internal UK rows about the cities to be served and the routes. Also, we appear to have got away with not bringing HS1 up to HS2 standard. All the rows I have seen have been about the affordability and benefits of the scheme on this island, not about improved Euro-connection. It might still go ahead, but it isn't quietly at the moment.
On Tue 20 Apr at 11:40pm IDM wrote:
It turns out Boris didn't need the DofE after all. Main channels with non-stop coverage of Floyd trial and European Superleague. The last obviously so important, with PM and royal comments!
On Wed 21 Apr at 8:01pm Tom Pain wrote:
Is it not obvious that the part of the project in England will be discussed here not in Greece or Lithuania?
On Sat 24 Apr at 11:00pm Local99 wrote:
Well, you're certainly one of 'em, IDM.
Blaming Boris for the extent of BBC coverage for starters – have you forgotten that the BBC got absolutely slated for under-doing the Queen Mother death coverage?
And your oh-so-superior "of course" reveals how you think you're right.
Hint – you should go abroad when the Queen's time comes, or you'll explode with conspiracy theories and self-indignation.
On Fri 30 Apr at 5:37pm IDM wrote:
One of the problems with this place is that one does not get any clue (by facial expression, intonation or suppressed laughter) whether something is really serious or a joke. If Loco99 24 Apr 23-00 really is serious, I suggest that (s)he learns the meaning of "sarcasm".
On Sat 1 May at 8:52pm Local99 wrote:
IDM – you've lost me. Not that I particularly care, tbh......