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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 09 Dec 22 1.59pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

My history teacher at school has a Wiki page which lists him as a Trotskyist and activist. He once (1972?) threw a kid out of his class for wearing a Yes to Europe badge.
I must add he was a brilliant teacher.

As you probably know both Hitchen brothers are former Trotskyists....Trotsky was a complicated man, brilliant and terrible.

Thankfully the Hitchen brothers learnt from seeing the actual results of communism....what looks good on the page can end with results very different when under human hands.

Many such cases.

Edited by Stirlingsays (09 Dec 2022 1.59pm)

 


'Who are you and how did you get in here? I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.' (Leslie Nielsen)

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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

As you probably know both Hitchen brothers are former Trotskyists....Trotsky was a complicated man, brilliant and terrible.

Thankfully the Hitchen brothers learnt from seeing the actual results of communism....what looks good on the page can end with results very different when under human hands.

Many such cases.

Edited by Stirlingsays (09 Dec 2022 1.59pm)

And another movie pun.
Lampoons vacation with the bonus.
A years subscription to the jelly of the month club
“It’s the gift that keeps on giving Clark”
“ that it is Eddie, that it is!”
Pmsl

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 18 Dec 22 7.37pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

I think, 'is this an appropriate use of license fee funds' is a relevant question. As I don't pay it, it's for others to answer.

 


'Who are you and how did you get in here? I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.' (Leslie Nielsen)

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Online Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 18 Dec 22 8.20pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I think, 'is this an appropriate use of license fee funds' is a relevant question. As I don't pay it, it's for others to answer.

And she reveals her favourite songs of all time in a Christmas special.

 


Patrick Vieira's
Red and Blue Army!

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 18 Dec 22 8.47pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

And she reveals her favourite songs of all time in a Christmas special.

'When we Begum, the Begum'

 


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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I think, 'is this an appropriate use of license fee funds' is a relevant question. As I don't pay it, it's for others to answer.

What next The Yorkshire Ripper Country walks diary or Jimmy Saville investigates childcare in the UK?

Th left are desperate to get this woman back.

 


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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I think, 'is this an appropriate use of license fee funds' is a relevant question. As I don't pay it, it's for others to answer.

How is that going? How often to the BBC hassle you?

I know that people who are legally not liable to pay the licence still get grief from the beeb on a regular basis under the old "just checking that your circumstances haven't changed excuse"

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 18 Dec 22 9.49pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

How is that going? How often to the BBC hassle you?

I know that people who are legally not liable to pay the licence still get grief from the beeb on a regular basis under the old "just checking that your circumstances haven't changed excuse"

I get the occasional letter, where they try to give the impression....without saying it....that you're breaking a law and that they are the enforcement...They try to give an official impression when they are just a third party company that the Beeb hire.

It's extremely dishonest and designed to scare you. Considering many people receiving it will be old people who perhaps don't have all their original marbles it really comes across as despicable....going without heating or eating to pay Gary Lineker is nothing short of its own crime.

I've had two visits in a couple of years. I never let them in (they will ask) but you should never let them. I tell them I watch no live broadcasts, which is true and tell them thank you and goodbye.

I recommend this channel for anyone who is thinking of ending this political tax but is concerned and doesn't know how to deal with it.

[Link]

Edited by Stirlingsays (18 Dec 2022 10.01pm)

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 18 Dec 22 9.56pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

What next The Yorkshire Ripper Country walks diary or Jimmy Saville investigates childcare in the UK?

Th left are desperate to get this woman back.

It's a cause célèbre.

Personally I think it's instinctive. Whatever you are against, they are for.

It reminds me of when Trump first touted the US vaccine....all the leading US Democrats said they didn't trust it because 'Trump'.

As soon as Trump was out of the way.....suddenly they were all for the vaccines.

 


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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 18 Dec 22 10.06pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

For the record, I believe Begum should be allowed back into the country. She was a child when she left and as such, should be given a second chance. Been over the arguments before and suspect I am not changing any minds on here but then again, neither are those who think I am wrong. We can agree to disagree.

But this podcast? Nah. Just Soc.lib passive-aggressive behaviour. The BBC as an institution would fly this girl back as an honoured guest and happily have her in some f***ed celebrity x-factor jive on an Island reality show BS in a heartbeat. All I ever ask is some honesty about it rather than us having to stump up to pay for a podcast that is going to be nothing more than a publicly funded plea for her return.

 


"The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." - 1984 - George Orwell.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Dec 22 7.37am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

For the record, I believe Begum should be allowed back into the country. She was a child when she left and as such, should be given a second chance. Been over the arguments before and suspect I am not changing any minds on here but then again, neither are those who think I am wrong. We can agree to disagree.

But this podcast? Nah. Just Soc.lib passive-aggressive behaviour. The BBC as an institution would fly this girl back as an honoured guest and happily have her in some f***ed celebrity x-factor jive on an Island reality show BS in a heartbeat. All I ever ask is some honesty about it rather than us having to stump up to pay for a podcast that is going to be nothing more than a publicly funded plea for her return.

I'm surprised she isn't on Desert Island discs on Christmas Day or Thought for the day.

 


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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 19 Dec 22 8.30am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I get the occasional letter, where they try to give the impression....without saying it....that you're breaking a law and that they are the enforcement...They try to give an official impression when they are just a third party company that the Beeb hire.

It's extremely dishonest and designed to scare you. Considering many people receiving it will be old people who perhaps don't have all their original marbles it really comes across as despicable....going without heating or eating to pay Gary Lineker is nothing short of its own crime.

I've had two visits in a couple of years. I never let them in (they will ask) but you should never let them. I tell them I watch no live broadcasts, which is true and tell them thank you and goodbye.

I recommend this channel for anyone who is thinking of ending this political tax but is concerned and doesn't know how to deal with it.

[Link]

Edited by Stirlingsays (18 Dec 2022 10.01pm)

How do you justify this claim?

That you disagree with the views you perceive are portrayed on the BBC doesn’t give you the right to make such a declaration.

It’s not a tax! The licence fee is to support the provision of all live broadcasting in the UK. Opting out means others, many of whom depend on it, including those who are old that you feign sympathy for, must pay more. Should your approach become more widespread then either the quality changes or the method of funding must. Neither of which is what I, or I believe most people, want.

Do you never watch anything on iPlayer either?

So if you are unwilling to change your approach I wish the BBC much success in their efforts. If that means giving them enhanced regulatory powers then let that happen.

All but the poorest ought all share the cost of providing a public service that is so valuable and free of government interference. Having debates over balance is a separate issue.

 

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