Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 27 Dec 2014 05:42:38 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml bulekingfisher http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=91#comment11 Hello PM glass boxTo help bring reality to the ARCHERS/ HOME FARM I would like to introduce a commuinty of disabled people I have started this story on the radio 4 web site it is called the PERSITANT ONE it is very sucessful story it started near the villiage hall and I think it would blend in with the radio show very well Wed 29 Jul 2009 17:44:30 GMT+1 Charlie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=83#comment10 TR 09Reads to me as though the God you refer to is a supplier... Wed 29 Jul 2009 14:13:23 GMT+1 U14056677 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=75#comment9 Holbrooke:One commentator says:Talking to moderate Taliban seems absent from Holbrooke's plan altogether. Instead, there will be renewed efforts in having Afghans give up their arms against the coalition and join the process.As said above, particularly R-SM, the effect of US-UK-Pakistan 'talking' is two million refuges. (Beware coalitions bearing gifts)http://www.fresnobee.com/world/story/1562834.htmlreports his emphasis on war, war and more war.The 'refugee problem' is a problem of Taliban recruitment and a threat to Brussels!!! 'More than' a humanitarian tragedy, and not directly related to the Swat Valley scorched earth tactics that the Coalition used, of course.Holbrooke's Vietnam training seems to be 'coming good'. A 'Rural pacification program' (check Wikipedia for an account which somehow blames the S. Vietnam government for relying on the Americans too much!!!!) That's what we need! Holbrooke offers the Taliban death or dishonour, the Pashtun dishonour or destruction.Miliband 'talking' is the Trojan Horse and the poor heroic people of Helmand know it.What do the people of Helmand think, Eddie?Do they want our troops out? Is the 'policing operation' of the Nato forces and the incoming Afghani Army (expected to be) extremely brutal? Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:42:34 GMT+1 U14056677 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=66#comment8 Isle of Lewis tornado.York Cathedral thunderbolt.My God, what IS happening?In the last three days I found a penny, a washer and a small adjustable spanner, all in the road.Yesterday, but for the penny, I'd have been a penny short for the newspaper snd the washer exactly fitted the sink plug for which the old one went at lunch time. This morning I assembled our new flat pack table. Only my lost and found spanner was small enough to tighten a finnickity nut.God is a Borrower. Wed 29 Jul 2009 09:59:56 GMT+1 U14056677 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=58#comment7 Cooksey for Kingman.Fear at first on the exchanges - the new incumbent knows a thing or two. He might benefit the government.But today they rest assured. His first concern will be for Britain's largest industry, the fat cats in the City.He will play the market with our shares and money to the benefit of the Square Mile(FTSE down yesterday, up today) Wed 29 Jul 2009 09:50:31 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=50#comment6 While the death of hostages in Iraq is certainly sad, if talking about that, can you make sure that if mercenaries are being mentioned can you be sure to call them mercenaries and not some vague euphemism like "security consultants".Richard (4):Good point. Why is being a lawyer a more appropriate background for standing as an MP than appearing on the telly? Which one is better able to represent say, a plumber in their constituency?Annasee (6):I agree that the book-lady would be interesting to hear from. I remember when my mum was getting 12 books a week from the library, though six of them were for me. (I'd cleared the childrens' section out of the good stuff and protested loudly about having to plough through the Famous Five and the Hardy Boys stuff just for something to read.) Sadly, I can't bear to go into my local library now, it looks like an open-plan office with garish carpets, computers and a handful of books. Wed 29 Jul 2009 08:57:45 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=41#comment5 What about the 90+ years lady in Scotland who's borrowed something like 25,000 books from her local library in Scotland over the last 60 years. She must be worth talking to. (At least make sure she's really reading them, and not just using them to prop up a wonky table...) Wed 29 Jul 2009 08:35:52 GMT+1 rozelfadder http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=33#comment4 This post has been Removed Wed 29 Jul 2009 08:28:50 GMT+1 Richard_SM http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=25#comment3 Re: Esther Rantzen/Independent MP'sBBC interviewers have questioned whether 'celebrities' should stand for parliament. What makes them suitable? Are they at an unfair advantage? But then we look at what happened in the recent Norwich by-election: no BBC coverage of independent candidates.Prediction: Luton South will get lots of BBC coverage. Wed 29 Jul 2009 07:47:17 GMT+1 Richard_SM http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=16#comment2 More from Richard Holbrooke speaking from Brussels, seeking European financial support "We hope that the amount of support will increase as time goes forward because we are all in this together and every country represented in the coalition is a potential target, not the least of which is the city that houses the NATO headquarters," he said in reference to the Belgian capital.They weren't "potential targets" until you dragged them into the coalition.(Reuters has the story, but please don't get Holbrooke on your prog. Get somebody more sensible - Alan Carr, one of the BB housemates, Ian Beale?) Wed 29 Jul 2009 07:18:18 GMT+1 Looternite http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=8#comment1 Dear Eddy,I live in Luton South and since Esther Rantzen wishes to stand for election in the forthcoming election maybe you can have a "design an election logo for Esther" competition. I'm thinking funny shaped vegetable. Maybe between us we can sugest something else.Does Esther realise that she will have get herself a Vauxhall and learn to pronounce Luton correctly as per the locals. Wed 29 Jul 2009 07:04:03 GMT+1 Richard_SM http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/07/the_am_glass_box_51.shtml?page=0#comment0 US Envoy Holbrooke says there is a serious refugee crisis in Pakistan, and calls for more EU money.If evacuating 2 million people from their homes to facilitate a 'war on terror' doesn't create more terrorists, I don't know what does. "This is more than a humanitarian crisis," he said. "This is a strategic issue as well, because those refugees are in the exact area where al Qaeda and the Taliban are and it's right up against the Afghan border."I'm speechless. If there's anybody who speaks any sense, could you get them on your show? Please. My sanity is at stake. Wed 29 Jul 2009 06:59:48 GMT+1