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Eddie Mair | 15:46 UK time, Tuesday, 9 January 2007

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  1. At 03:45 PM on 09 Jan 2007, Simon Worrall wrote:

    I think Eddie's determined to be the one to make the 20 000th entry himself....

  2. At 03:50 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    A while back Ed I posed this question for the PM Poll:

    Is renewing Trident a useful or necessary idea ?

    Below is the tally so far:

    Feel free to vote:

    http://www.pmblog.co.uk/pmextrapoll.html


    "Must Have!"
    5 of 72 total votes (6.9%)

    "We could do with a smaller deterrent but we still need Nukes "
    16 of 72 total votes (22.2%)

    "Totally inappropriate in today's world"
    28 of 72 total votes (38.9%)

    "We need an open debate before deciding"
    10 of 72 total votes (13.9%)

    "A binding Referendum"
    0 of 72 total votes (0%)

    "Absolutely preposterous idea"
    13 of 72 total votes (18.1%)

    Eddie's Paddy clip is in the audio section along with another clip from when Paddy was on LBC in London. The end of it is quite amusing!

  3. At 03:53 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    I wonder what time we will hit the 20,000

    I say 16:09

  4. At 03:55 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Could be 16:10 ?

  5. At 03:56 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    could be 16:15 ?

  6. At 03:58 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Could be 16:16 ?

  7. At 03:59 PM on 09 Jan 2007, Jason Good wrote:

    Do we expect a big fanfair of an announcement on the show tonight if the fabled number is passed?

    Curse this pause in my posting...does the BBC not know that I have a total absence of malice?

  8. At 03:59 PM on 09 Jan 2007, Valery P wrote:

    Wouldn't that be appropriate though Si!

  9. At 03:59 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    may be at 17:00

  10. At 04:00 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    may be later ?

  11. At 04:01 PM on 09 Jan 2007, Eeore wrote:

    I don't suppose I will win, I never win anything really. I will just stand over here in my usual gloomy place if anybody wants me, not that anyone ever does. *sigh*

  12. At 04:02 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    may be later ?

  13. At 04:03 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Simon commented a minute earlier than Eddie posted !

  14. At 04:03 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    the blog could crash :-(

  15. At 04:04 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    What are we up to now then Eddie ?

  16. At 04:07 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Should be getting close now ?

  17. At 04:07 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    I must be bored ?

  18. At 04:07 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Tell us when it happens Eddie !

  19. At 04:09 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    must be getting near now ?

  20. At 04:11 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Can't be long to wait

  21. At 04:12 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    It's so exciting -- 20,000

  22. At 04:12 PM on 09 Jan 2007, Valery P wrote:

    Jonnie - you taken up train announcing? Ah, no that would have been "could be the 16.15, sorry.

  23. At 04:12 PM on 09 Jan 2007, Gillian wrote:

    I think Eddie's trying to get his hands on the Frog Prince's prize. It must be a good one after all.

  24. At 04:12 PM on 09 Jan 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Don't forget to tell us Eddie

  25. At 04:14 PM on 09 Jan 2007, Jason Good wrote:

    jonnie (posts passim) the noun you seek is "spammer".

  26. At 05:16 PM on 09 Jan 2007, Fifi wrote:

    It's clearly been a hotly-fought battle between Jonnie and Eddie for the 200,000th posting.

    If only Wimbledon were this exciting!

    BTW Jonnie ... I tried to vote on the Poll but there's nothing there. Help?


    Fifi

  27. At 05:38 PM on 09 Jan 2007, Nic wrote:

    Will you be able to get back to Newsletter shenanigans now that 20000000000 is out of the way? We havent heard since New Year's Day, unless Mr Postie has been nicking them... :(

  28. At 05:49 PM on 09 Jan 2007, Declan Cooke wrote:

    Re the bit of tonight's PM on the B&B's who wish to bar same sex couples.
    I can't find the words... It just makes me so angry. PM has to try and retain the laudable BBC principle of "balance". But the words spoken by the B&B owner and others of his opinion are just bigotry. Plain old bigotry. "No dogs, no jews, no Irish" or however the vile mantra went.
    Of course I accept that many people have difficulty dealing with homosexuality, I had a hard time coming out myself! There's an awful lot of fear and ignorance about. But these B&B people are going out of their way to discriminate and I just find it hard to believe that this is because of their Christian principles. Most of the Christians I know are good people, not bigots.

    Apologies if I'm in the wrong place, I really needed to rant. Oh yes, PM is the best news prog there is in the UK and Eddie is King, so there.

  29. At 07:22 PM on 09 Jan 2007, madmary wrote:

    Declan I don't blame you. I think Eddie should tell us where this B&B is so we can all avoid it.

    Now if you want somewhere friendly to stay I'm sure a weekend away at the lovely jonnie's would be more up your street. Click on jonnie's name for more details *shameless advertising*. They seem to have great Christmas parties too.

    Mary

  30. At 08:54 PM on 09 Jan 2007, Belinda wrote:

    PM: Perceptive Media, Pretty Magnificent, Perfectly Mair.

    PM: multivitamin for the ears.

  31. At 11:24 PM on 09 Jan 2007, whisht wrote:

    Declan - your post ain't in the wrong place (even if my apostrophe is!)


    y'know, with a forum i bet people just go back to "their" threds but here, people have to go back over many 'threads' picking up many conversations and arguments and viewpoints and that's why this frog is better than other blogs

  32. At 05:56 AM on 10 Jan 2007, eddie mair wrote:

    Jonnie you are naughty! As ever I have no idea who broke through the new barrier - but let's face it, chances are it was you!

  33. At 09:10 AM on 10 Jan 2007, Vyle Hernia wrote:

    Declan (29)

    I was very pleased to hear the B&B owner on last night's programme. It requires considerable courage for ordinary folk to face the media as he did. And in this case I am happy to be a bigot.

    HMG published an 80-page document about its proposals, many of which were based on unsubstantiated claims. I sent a response containing a mere 5 pages, but never heard a thing about whether any of my comments were taken on board. Still, if government consultation followed it usual process, no-one's comments will have been taken into account.

  34. At 11:37 AM on 10 Jan 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Vyle,

    Oh, the joys of engaging in consultations!

    1. A summary of Government thinking.
    2. A set of questions to ponder.
    3. Responses from consultees
    4. Summary of responses and a 'taking on board' and invitation to respond to that.
    5. Final summary and restatement of virtually unchanged (1.)
    6. Repeat as needed.
    xx
    ed

  35. At 01:27 PM on 10 Jan 2007, Vyle Hernia wrote:

    Oooh. Ed I (34) We agree. Is this a first?

  36. At 02:49 PM on 10 Jan 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Vyle,

    Nah, nor the last, but never complete, I suspect, or where would be the fun?
    xx
    ed

  37. At 11:02 PM on 10 Jan 2007, Helen Sparkles wrote:

    A poem for bigots everywhere;

    First they came for the Communists,
    and I didn’t speak up,
    because I wasn’t a Communist.
    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn’t speak up,
    because I wasn’t a Jew.
    Then they came for the Catholics,
    and I didn’t speak up,
    because I was a Protestant.
    Then they came for me,
    and by that time there was no one
    left to speak up for me.

    by Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945

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