Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 29 Aug 2015 15:16:15 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=95#comment23 TPO 20, Did you buy a Benedict Baseball Cap? Only £14. Tue 21 Sep 2010 16:30:00 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=91#comment22 Sid 22, They've been looking for splits from day one. Can't stand the thought of Gnu Labour not running things. Tue 21 Sep 2010 16:28:20 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=87#comment21 16. annaseeI think part of the blame lies with the media. They have their own agenda (see, for example their relentless pursuit of 'splits' in the coalition this week at Liverpool) and whatever doesn't fit gets dumped.Can a politician change his/her mind about anything? No, there has to be 'an embarrassing U-turn'. Tue 21 Sep 2010 12:54:07 GMT+1 Thruns_Guinneabottle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=83#comment20 Re 20 Terrence P OhalloranMaybe Simon Jenkins thinks religious faith is facile, infantile and totally worthless. I certainly do. But I agree we should disparage all religions equally. Tue 21 Sep 2010 10:13:33 GMT+1 Terence P OHalloran http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=79#comment19 Dear EddieSubject: BBC PM Report on Thursday 16th September, 2010.I am not easily offended for my religious beliefs but I found the review of trinkets available for the Pope’s visit demeaning and unfeeling. Simon Jenkins did nothing by way of humour, which was affected, for faith, which he totally ignored or for the status of the Pope as a Head of State. If they had performed in the same manner for the ‘Dalai Lama’ which they didn’t, or a visiting Muslim Head of State, his head would be upon a block. Literally. Facile, infantile and totally worthless journalism. Sorry PM but you really did let the side down. Tue 21 Sep 2010 09:51:47 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=75#comment18 A man who makes the announcements on the Channel Tunnel trains sounds just like John Humphrys. Tue 21 Sep 2010 09:16:17 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=70#comment17 Annasee, how about asking him to do a few audiobooks? Tue 21 Sep 2010 08:47:17 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=66#comment16 PS If Eddie did the voice of sat nav I'd buy one. And I don't even drive! Tue 21 Sep 2010 07:49:51 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=62#comment15 Sue, the question is, are they weasels before they go into politics, or does politics turn them into weasels? When they've been got at by the advisers, or spin-doctors, or party whips or whatever they have, do they all have to toe the line so thoroughly that we get the usual disheartening wriggling when asked difficult questions. I suppose the SAS man had no-one else telling him what to say, so he could say what he thought. It was wonderful. I liked the amount of quiet in the interview. Eddie didn't leap in a la Humphreys trying to get a controversial statement out of him, or catch him out. I thought it was one of the most informative interviews about the situation I've ever heard. Tue 21 Sep 2010 07:48:30 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=58#comment14 Ellis, *snap*. Only just got my PM newsletter and thought exactly the same as you about Eddie being on a bus. I wondered whether, when he was helping the bus driver navigate, if anyone on the bus recognised his dulcet tones?annasee, agree about the SAS chap. Why don't people like that go into politics instead of the weasels? Tue 21 Sep 2010 03:44:01 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=54#comment13 Ellis, I read your comment, thought " Huh!Lucky him! I didn't even get a newsletter today" whereupon what should arrive in the inbox??At 22 55. But it said it was sent 10 hours ago. That postman's lying.Anyway, jolly good programme I thought. Especially the interview with the SAS man. So calm & dispassionate, what incisive opinions & analysis as to what went wrong & where the mistakes lay. Such a refreshing change to hear someone interviewed where they just got to talk, instead of the usual confrontations with politicians trying to weasel out of difficult questions. Mon 20 Sep 2010 22:02:12 GMT+1 newlach http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=50#comment12 The interview with Jim Swire was very good. He is certainly in the minority of surviving relatives when it comes to the question of al-Megrahi's guilt. Mon 20 Sep 2010 21:18:38 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=45#comment11 Hmmm, that's odd. I just received a PM newsletter that declares it was sent at 12:09 but was registered at my ISP at 21:09.And yet I am curious to know why Eddie was on a bus. I thought they were for ordinary people. Mon 20 Sep 2010 20:41:47 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=41#comment10 Sid, thanks for yours. Not sure why I was modded either but must have made some (unintentionally) offensive remark. Humblest apologies. Only wanted to say that the thing I love most about the English/British is their love of animals and how I was so terribly impressed that the piece on animals came alongside the piece on one of the (far too many) wars. Agree with others above that the interview with the ex-SAS chap was excellent. Loved his opinion about having only six helicopters so, therefore (and most sensibly), setting up a mission with six helicopters and not bellyaching about how you'd really rather have 36. Well done that chap! Pity about the war. Mon 20 Sep 2010 20:03:25 GMT+1 Ellis P Otter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=37#comment9 It seems to me, and I missed Lady Sue's post so don't know what her opinion was, that the traditional role of Highland dress crafts people will be preserved and promoted by the continued, though limited, use of Inuit sealskin.We need to maintain a sense of proportion in all things. Eskimos need to eat so why should they burn their waste product when it can be used elsewhere for some, slightly ridiculous, traditional purpose? Mon 20 Sep 2010 19:56:44 GMT+1 Serangoon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=33#comment8 I recently heard a woman from Somewhere Up North express the 'hurp'[hope] that she would see the Holy Father during his visit to Britain. I couldn't help but wonder if she would cope or just mope if she loped down a slope with a soap on a rope for the Pope. Either way I'd dearly love to hear her attempt to say this out loud. So much for regional accents. Mon 20 Sep 2010 19:52:30 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=29#comment7 6. Lady SueHow astonishing - I just read that, and now it's gone! What on earth was wrong with it? Good grief ... Mon 20 Sep 2010 19:00:06 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=25#comment6 Ah, Lady Sue, but what about the sealskin sporrans? We are an odd lot, without a doubt. Mon 20 Sep 2010 18:52:46 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=20#comment5 This post has been Removed Mon 20 Sep 2010 18:35:53 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=16#comment4 4. Patrick TooSounds implausible to me. Malnutrition = environment, genetic defect = well, genetics. And yes, I know there are epigenetic effects etc. - but I'm still sceptical. Mon 20 Sep 2010 18:17:28 GMT+1 Patrick Too http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=12#comment3 Re: Height in Holland (if I can get away with sneaking this in) - Did you know that Women in Lancashire - or should that be "Lancashire Women born and bred" have a genetic defect that stems back to the dark ages of the 1800's when malnutrition was rife and growth stunted? According to the report I read - as this continued effectively through to the 1920's and 30's they may not as yet have grown it out of the system as diets/working/living conditions have improved. So it could take another 100 years before you get tall Lancashire Women! Mon 20 Sep 2010 18:12:04 GMT+1 U14519596 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=8#comment2 2. Sid"Respect to Jim Swire and Chris Huhne."Seconded Mon 20 Sep 2010 17:27:28 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=4#comment1 Good prog. Respect to Jim Swire and Chris Huhne. Interesting interview with the SAS chap. Mon 20 Sep 2010 17:19:49 GMT+1 U14595260 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/09/pm_glass_box_172.shtml?page=0#comment0 I don'tthink Eddie WANTS to sock it to this government. Certainly not Nick Clegg.Demanding cuts is to demand we buy the 'National' Debt they're holding from our super rich - about 600 billion.Why should the poor HAVE to hand over to the rich all that money?The children of the rich can do without it. Mon 20 Sep 2010 17:08:56 GMT+1