Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 26 Jul 2014 18:31:39 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=95#comment21 Sid 20, All's well that ends well, as well.I saw our ever-fragrant MP in the market today. Sat 10 Apr 2010 11:05:54 GMT+1 Galahad http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=90#comment20 19 Hi VHI have no problem with that - as the owner of the premises, you have every right to make rules banning guests from smoking, passing water on your azaleas or any other activity to which you object. I would, however, be unhappy with any rules which discriminated against me because of who I am - for example refusing to do business with me for "being black" or allowing heterosexual guests (but not gay ones)to share a bed. Sat 10 Apr 2010 09:07:51 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=86#comment19 18 - bzzzzz - repetition of 'as well'. Fri 09 Apr 2010 20:47:28 GMT+1 vainly_here http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=81#comment18 I enjoyed Baroness Prosser's comment about the impossibility of M&S cutting staff because they are already as rare as hens' teeth.Note to Galahad - I don't run a B&B, but if I did I wouldn't want guests smoking, even in the garden. Fri 09 Apr 2010 10:19:27 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=77#comment17 Sid 3, I'd be angry if you showed up on my doorstep as well. Fri 09 Apr 2010 09:48:40 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=72#comment16 EtE 15, Daly raised her hair as well.Do you ever go outside? Fri 09 Apr 2010 09:45:50 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=68#comment15 EtE: I didn't need the media to tell me about the difference between the way VAT and NI work - I've known this for years. But I appreciate your support of my point, nonetheless. Fri 09 Apr 2010 07:59:25 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=63#comment14 Janet Daly raised an excellent point on Question Time last night.It was about the sort of Proportionl Representation which results in parties in the Parliament themselves orgainising some programme of legislation via 'back room deals', but also applies when matters are completely frank and open.In both cases, Daly objected, what we get is NOT what we voted for.As is well known that is the philosophical mistake that the Impossibility Theorems rest on - i.e. not allowing voters to vote on the possible set of OUTCOMES of the political and electoral processes.Daly is right to warn us, for such disregard for electors, refusing them a say in what they actually get, is the first step to dictatorship.Then Sid has been quoting fromhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/07/general-election-tories-peter-gershon-nhsand making the important point that the whole use of this man, whether by Labour or by the Tories, as now, comes about as close (my description, not Sid's) to political corruption as one could imagine.Lastly Big Sister has issued a timely reminder that National Insurance is potentially a very progressive tax (the more you earn the higher per centage you pay) but that VAT takes the same fraction of the prices they pay from rich and poor alike. To subject a poor person to the same percentage loss of income, in their taxed expenditures, as a millionaire, is not justice but huge injustice.I think those three points were each better than anything the programme contained. All have been in the media and all have been picked up by your listeners. Should your editors cast their nets wider - or perhaps closer to home? Thu 08 Apr 2010 20:00:09 GMT+1 Joel_Cooney http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=59#comment13 Oh aye, I forgot to say:So it goes... Thu 08 Apr 2010 19:40:32 GMT+1 Joel_Cooney http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=54#comment12 On that note: Buffalo Girls go round the outside, round the outside, round the outside no longer, it would seem (alas!)... Thu 08 Apr 2010 19:33:36 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=50#comment11 Maybe, Anarchy in the UK? Thu 08 Apr 2010 18:27:20 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=45#comment10 I was wondering about something by The Who ... fans will know why. Thu 08 Apr 2010 18:02:52 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=40#comment9 Sid: My suggestion would be Pop Goes the Weasel! Thu 08 Apr 2010 17:42:25 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=36#comment8 You've given me an idea, Mr Otter ... perhaps he could have his own tune? Thu 08 Apr 2010 17:39:34 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=31#comment7 7 - Wendy, thank goodness for MoreOrLessMan, eh? I think we'll need Tim Harford in the next few weeks as often as we needed Nils Blythe before. Thu 08 Apr 2010 17:38:53 GMT+1 bright-eyedwendym http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=27#comment6 So Gordon Brown has lied about figures again? You're right, Sid, furious hardly covers it. Thu 08 Apr 2010 17:31:29 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=22#comment5 Twenty one hours to go.I thought the programme was a good one, partly because my AM GB (thank you Eloise) suggestions got featured and I did learn something new regarding the military bases and their strategic importance in Kyrgystan.Hopefully the Three Peers feature will develop into a really interesting slot. Hopefully the nobles will lose thier partisan start and provide genuine insight into the way the campaigns are run? Thu 08 Apr 2010 17:21:02 GMT+1 Galahad http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=18#comment4 Overall, a good programme (despite Cecil Parkinson sending my blood pressure dangerously high). I liked the enthusiasm of the outward bound spokesperson, even if the conservative policy is pointless and irrelevant. Thu 08 Apr 2010 17:17:21 GMT+1 newlach http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=13#comment3 Good clip from the archive with the then plain Michael Caine. I still think "Zulu" has gone to his head! Thu 08 Apr 2010 17:12:42 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=9#comment2 Good prog. I particularly liked the three old codgers ... and I can tell you that in my experience this is a different kind of election altogether. I have been quite shocked by the anger people express on the doorstep - and lots of people won't vote, not because they're apathetic, but because they're furious. Fortunately, I'm canvassing for the Lib Dems - I'd hate to be knocking for the Tories or Labour! Thu 08 Apr 2010 17:10:49 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=4#comment1 This has appeared at 18:07 though posted up at 17:37?Enjoyed the election panel - very well chosen and conducted I thought.Loved Baroness Prosser though I couldn't help thinking Eddie had Alison Steadman in the studio..... Thu 08 Apr 2010 17:09:38 GMT+1 Galahad http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/04/pm_glass_box_75.shtml?page=0#comment0 A new nightclub is going to open in London! Yay!!This is obviously an important topic for a national news programme, but I hope that PM will send a reporter to the Four Seasons Centre in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire next month as there is a new clothes shop opening and I'm sure the nation will want to hear all about it. Thu 08 Apr 2010 17:08:00 GMT+1