Comments for http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml en-gb 30 Fri 18 Apr 2014 08:40:03 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml Alan_N http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=93#comment15 Did you sniff the box first Sid? Thu 13 May 2010 16:53:28 GMT+1 Sid http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=87#comment14 Just read Mac's 9 & 11 - isn't he dazzled by a posh accent? Thu 13 May 2010 16:53:24 GMT+1 Sid http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=81#comment13 Are we reduced to using yesterday's glass box? A bit liking wearing yesterday's socks? Thu 13 May 2010 16:51:31 GMT+1 Big Jim http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=75#comment12 12. redheylin"a system whereby governments may induce buyers and suppliers of agriculture, resources, labour and manufacture to do so locally"Absolutely! And, in the UK, after a general [post-war improvement, our self-sufficiency in food has declined over the last fifteen years from over 70% (not good) to around 60% (frightening) Thu 13 May 2010 16:48:33 GMT+1 Redheylin http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=68#comment11 11 But anyway - look;The EEC really, really needs to create a system whereby governments may induce buyers and suppliers of agriculture, resources, labour and manufacture to do so locally by means of taxation and spending.It's common sense. It promotes healthy food. It prevents resentments and removes common objections to the EEC. It helps local employment in pockets of high unemployment, which saves benefits, prevents social problems. It's bright green. And it need not violate the principle of free trade. There's a nice Euro-sceptic thing for our bright new gangsters to try. Thu 13 May 2010 01:13:14 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=62#comment10 Blair to Cameron to Clegg, Its an Oxbridge (b)rat packAnd we've been Conned.With Mervyn King providing an economic commentary with the same intellectual authority and integrity of the Daily Express's paens of political praise for the equally diverse but entirely Tory lineage of Churchill, Eden, MacMillan, Home. Thu 13 May 2010 01:09:09 GMT+1 Redheylin http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=56#comment9 3. Eddie, you really should know better! I'm sure you said "Prime Minister Cameron" this evening; it's an Office, not a title - you know that!An adjectival phrase. Possibly redundant, though! Thu 13 May 2010 00:54:06 GMT+1 GotToTheEnd http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=50#comment8 Goodness me, how crass was that double act.'He'll be answering my questions' Cameron said.'Other way round, isn't it?'**** Clegg said'When I'm away, you'll answer questions for me'.'Oh I see. You confused me'Laughs, and Oxbridge tones in plenty.At **** whatever was Clegg thinking? That Cameron was telling him there and then that he was to ask two questions as per usual, back on the Opposition benches, not really part of the government and Cameron had bungled the logic of it. What else ould it be?Suddenly these two trust each other? Apaprently not. The most notable thing was the way Clegg talked himself from 1st debate standard to 3rd, again.Because, of course, after the metaphors he has nothing to say.The rhetorical baton slipped from Cameron's hand to Cleggs during the debates.So, Blair, Cameron, Clegg, each in turn using those tones to enunciate three completely different views.Y'know, I don't think we're admiring these differnt points of view serially, but we're in fact being charmed by the tones and the rhetorical flourishes.What they have in common with each other is the Oxbridge manner, accent, tone, syntax, cadence and intonation.It doesn't matter what the content of what they say is, its ALL in the manner. The most convincingly relaxed and self confident and (yes) sexually (albeit dicretely) assured and fluent wins.You wonder they don't put it in the Oxbridge prospectuses.That they can teach you how to ....well, the verb is what comes out of the rear end of male cattle, as a noun.Truly at world class levels.Hey, they do. In the subtext they talk of little else. In exactly the same terms. Thu 13 May 2010 00:44:18 GMT+1 Cash Hughes http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=43#comment7 7. Sid"There are four Tory MPs in Scotland???"Oops! Wed 12 May 2010 22:47:48 GMT+1 Sindy http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=37#comment6 6. Cash Hughes"About the same as Tories in Scotland. "There are four Tory MPs in Scotland??? Wed 12 May 2010 21:55:58 GMT+1 Cash Hughes http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=31#comment5 5. jonnie"How many Women in the cabinet?"About the same as Tories in Scotland. Wed 12 May 2010 21:17:26 GMT+1 jonnie http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=25#comment4 Now! How many Women in the cabinet? Wed 12 May 2010 20:32:33 GMT+1 U14450706 http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=18#comment3 Gremlins? Wed 12 May 2010 20:26:54 GMT+1 Dfreeman1911 http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=12#comment2 Eddie, you really should know better! I'm sure you said "Prime Minister Cameron" this evening; it's an Office, not a title - you know that!Donna. Wed 12 May 2010 18:07:54 GMT+1 DiY http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=6#comment1 Thanks Eric not a bad prog considering you had pretty poor news to work with!;-)It is all way too lovey dovey for me!And the image of Nick 'getting into bed' with Dave is very disturbing.Mind you could have been worse, might have been Lord Peter.BTW, be there gremlins at the BBC? Mit blog is very slow to load and the occasional 'Error 500 - Internal Error' pops up.:-( Wed 12 May 2010 17:55:08 GMT+1 Cash Hughes http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/05/pm_glass_box_96.shtml?page=0#comment0 Another slow news day efficiently dealt with.Time for a wee drink, methinksSlainte Wed 12 May 2010 17:36:26 GMT+1