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Eddie Mair | 14:55 UK time, Tuesday, 16 February 2010

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After every PM, at 1800, the production team gathers in a glass box to talk about what worked and what didn't. You're encouraged to contribute your thoughts here. Tonight's editor Joanna Carr will read your comment and may well add one of her own.

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  • 1. At 6:03pm on 16 Feb 2010, Ellis P Otter wrote:

    Oh, here it is. Sadly I have nothing constructive to say. Except that I have never heard such a heartfelt phrase in a report from a business expo as "fantastic legs". Johnny Diamond obviously enjoyed his work today.

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  • 2. At 6:26pm on 16 Feb 2010, newlach wrote:

    Great interview with Colm O'Gorman. Now that the truth has been unearthed about the role of Irish bishops in covering up sex abuse scandals, the Pope gets his bishops together for a chin-wag and says how bad it all is! Why did the Papal Nuncio fail to respond to requests for information from the commission set up in Ireland to examine the problem?

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  • 3. At 6:27pm on 16 Feb 2010, Jonathan Morse wrote:

    Perhaps Shrove Tuesday should be a bank holiday, or Ash Wednesday, so you can enjoy pancake day and not have to get up in the morning. Maybe then people won't be so keen to take time off sick on misery monday that's fairly recent?

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  • 4. At 7:54pm on 16 Feb 2010, GotToTheEnd wrote:

    This British American obscenity.

    Baradar captured by American intelligence in Karachi.

    These Americans go to Pakistan deliberatwely to further their war against the Afghani people.

    I know where their training camps are. I know where these illegal and immoral operations are planned - Langley, Virginia.

    Albert Beale in todays Guardian pointsd out that it is only by physically preventing their operations that the American British killers and torturers in Iraq could have been stopped.
    At the gates of Fairford, never have so many left so much to so few. (Piteously few of us were held under the terrorism travesties at Fairford.)

    (Baradar was suing for peace. But peace is war and torture to these British American killers)

    How can we sleep at night with this perpetual obscenity from Afhganistan and Pakistan pouring down the media channels? Who is it among us who can now claim the right not to act?

    Doing nothing is to be complicitous in the slaughter in Afghanistan and mayhem in Pakistan perpetrated NOW by these British and American low lifes

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  • 5. At 10:21pm on 16 Feb 2010, Gnome Chomsky wrote:

    With reference to assisted death after Ray Gosling's revelations, am I the only one who listened to the religious speaker saying that he was fed up with hearing celebrity stories and wanted to hear from some ordinary people, then cited a story by the Bishop of Durham? I was driving at the time - perhaps I missed the irony?

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  • 6. At 10:28pm on 16 Feb 2010, annasee wrote:

    The interview with the Swedish ex-finance minister was wonderful. Please can he be our finance minister? I've never heard a politician speak so clearly, soberly & honestly about measures he had to take that would be universally disliked. He sounded so refreshing. Complete absence of spin,and I never once wanted to shout at the radio!

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  • 7. At 10:40pm on 16 Feb 2010, The Intermittent Horse wrote:

    Annasee - Wonderful Finance Minister? But only in aftersight. He's certainly no George Osborne.

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  • 8. At 10:50pm on 16 Feb 2010, GotToTheEnd wrote:

    Why are we fighting insurgents in Afghanistan?

    Their government is corrupt, is built on war-lordism and war crimes, is the puppet of a foreign regime (US) and territorially and popularly has the support of a small part of the country - in effect some Western orientated cliques in Kabul and a few mercenary vassals in the rest of the country.

    No wonder there is an inssurgency, and one that feels and is kin with those in Pakistan fighting decades of bad dictatorial government.

    These Robin Hood figures deserve the chance to confront these evil governments without Nato war planes bombing them.

    They have just cause, US, none.

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  • 9. At 11:07pm on 16 Feb 2010, newlach wrote:

    Gnome Chomsky

    The Bishop of Swindon objected to celebrities talking about assisted dying because they are "people who have control of their lives". He wants to hear from people who haven't control over their lives. Presumably people incapable of thinking rationally for themselves and who are ideally well-versed in Christian dogma!

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  • 10. At 11:15pm on 16 Feb 2010, lucien desgai wrote:

    rewind thirty years....

    Why are the Soviets fighting insurgents in Afghanistan?

    Their government is corrupt, is built on war-lordism and war crimes, is the puppet of a foreign regime (USSR) and territorially and popularly has the support of a small part of the country - in effect some Soviet orientated cliques in Kabul and a few quisling apparatchiks in the rest of the country.

    No wonder there is an insurgency, and one that feels and is kin with those in Poland fighting decades of bad dictatorial government.

    These Robin Hood figures deserve the chance to confront these evil governments without Warsaw Pact war planes bombing them ... and they have the backing and support of the governments of the USA and Pakistan.


    If only the world could be as simple as our prejudices.

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  • 11. At 10:16am on 17 Feb 2010, Big Sister wrote:

    Horse (7): I hope I'm misreading your post, but you aren't, surely, implying that Mr. Osborne is a wonderful finance minister? Help me, please, to raise my jaw from the ground. ;o)

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  • 12. At 10:25am on 17 Feb 2010, Sindy wrote:


    Big Sister - did you hear the episode of ISIHAC when Rob Brydon did his first 'one song to the tune of another', and Barry Cryer said 'You're no Jeremy Hardy!'

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  • 13. At 10:26am on 17 Feb 2010, davmcn wrote:

    Anybody ever see EtE say anything good about the US? Not that I've read through all of his/her/its rubbish.

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  • 14. At 10:48am on 17 Feb 2010, davmcn wrote:

    I just come to the PM Glass Box now to see who does the photos.

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  • 15. At 3:58pm on 17 Feb 2010, Crataegus Monogyna wrote:

    • "Anybody ever see EtE say anything good about the US?"

    Why should he?
    Anyone ever see you accept anything bad/unflattering about the US?

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  • 16. At 5:21pm on 17 Feb 2010, davmcn wrote:

    CM 15, Bush was an idiot. And, we have no business being in Iraq or Afghanistan. Sarah Palin is as thick as they get. Aaaaand, I now live in GB. I've heard that the R&R Hall of Fame and Museum in my home town Cleveland, Ohio is quite nice, but I've never seen it. EtE's turn.

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  • 17. At 5:56pm on 17 Feb 2010, Lady_Sue wrote:

    Are we recycling yesterday's Glass Box?

    No, no! Not the offside rule! Arggghhhhh!

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  • 18. At 6:17pm on 17 Feb 2010, Julian Winter wrote:

    Your interviewee today trying to explain the reasons for volume and tone fluctuations in recent broadcasts - though he tried hard has left me none the wiser, though I work in IT.

    Surely there is a simple non-technical way of explaining these phenomena. Otherwise why broadcast the interview?

    I am not suggesting that the interview was not good, I believe issues of sound quality and BBC technical plans are of great interest to your listeners - but we don't work for the BBC radio workshop. C'umon there must be a way to do it.

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  • 19. At 5:32pm on 18 Feb 2010, Henry Gordon wrote:

    So, the Foreign Secretary is "outraged" at the use of fake British passports by the Israeli secret service, as is the Prime Minister et al-"..it undermines the integrity of our passport system.." The abuse of our passports for many years by foreign criminal gangs, 'asylum seekers', people smugglers,etc seems to excite no interest or outrage and those few who are caught with fake passports or no passport at all seem to receive little punishment worthy of the name. What message does that send out? Weren't bundles of them found in Mosques?
    As to the Irish chiming in, what do you expect from the Israeli-haters? Weren't Irish officials and/or politicians found to be SELLING their passports to the highest bidder not so long ago? What did that do for "the integrity of their passport system"?

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