Thanks very much to everyone in Thailand - from Qon in Pattaya to Ron in Bangkok- who took the time to speak to us on the programme. Without wishing to generalise, the "mood" of our contributors seemed to be that the coup isn't much of a surprise and it's unnerving rather than frightening. Many reported the international tv channels had been blocked. We also heard from Robert in Chang Mai who told us there are all sorts of rumours that phones and internet access is to be cut off.
later on we talked about politicians lying and had a lot of callers from Budapest-some of whom said their PM admitting to telling porkies had actually made him more popular.