Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml en-gb 30 Mon 29 Dec 2014 07:44:19 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml U14138029 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=95#comment21 If they were better identified it wouldn't confuse people. Fri 06 Nov 2009 23:14:34 GMT+1 lucien desgai http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=90#comment20 The thing is, Preston, that you could really get on peoples nerves by bringing old threads back to life.;o) Fri 06 Nov 2009 23:11:09 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=86#comment19 Blogarooney @ 19, there was a period not so long ago when no large thing could be mentioned without it being a 'major' this-that-or-the-other. They get a word stuck in their minds for a while, then move on to another one. It's only laziness, nothing more sinister. Fri 21 Nov 2008 12:41:20 GMT+1 Blogarooney http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=81#comment18 I would like to complain about the huge overuse of the word 'huge'. No news item on the BBC or other meedjah is complete without someone referring to huge problems, huge increases, huge implications, huge budget problems etc etc. Can the BBC please get the communal Thesaurus out and start to use other adjectives. How about vast, enormous, corpulent (in relation to banking) ample, massive, voluminous, leviathan.... Wed 19 Nov 2008 17:05:34 GMT+1 Charlie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=77#comment17 Scream...@05Nice one. A bit too near the mark though, if you don't mind me saying... Wed 19 Nov 2008 13:33:24 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=72#comment16 I'd say that if something is being said not to be 'a not insignificant minority', what he wanted to say but didn't have the bottle for was that it was a 'significant minority', which I would parse as 'rather a lot, but less than 50%'. That would be the sort of statistical minority that got the government into power the last several times, then? Tue 18 Nov 2008 21:26:29 GMT+1 Screamingmuldoon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=68#comment15 I hate myself for even letting Ross / Brand non-news enter my consciousness. But I had a thought. If they had done what they did into a recording of Andrew Sach's voicemail, and not his actual voicemail, would they have been "retired" for flouting the telephone guidelines? Tue 18 Nov 2008 21:18:21 GMT+1 Colin McAuley http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=63#comment14 I have a question. What is the antonym of "not insignificant"? Also, what the H does "not insignificant" really mean? Only a bleeding lawyer could use such a phrase without the gag reflex kicking in! Tue 18 Nov 2008 19:35:12 GMT+1 ourvoice http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=59#comment13 BBC/COPORATE RESPONSIBILITY.If we are talking about broadcasting codes and how such a code might practically work. Well, I heard a contributor to the 'Any Answers' program put forward the simple suggestion..., if we as contributors to BBC blogs write or suggest something that does not pass the moderator shouldn't what the BBC put out in it's broadcasting have to pass the same standards imposed on the rest of us. For instance, if I am not allowed to use gratuatious language or concepts deemed offensive or legally suspect, should we not have the same protection from stuff coming the other way?The problem for the BBC is that it is not like other companies, as it is funded essentially by a poll tax. Yet, like regular companies, it wants to put forward a case of, few complaints equals not serious? For instance when the producer of top gear was interviewed about a gratuatious remark by Jeremy (who else) Clarkson in a recent edition, insinuating that all heavy goods vehicle articulated lorry drivers are murderers, the producer's only defence was to sight that they had only two (no evidence supplied) complaints concerning this matter. Is this the way the BBC should be defining weather or not the code has been broken...by the number (or lack of) complaints?I return to my original assertion, if we as service recipients wouldn't get passed the moderator, why should the service provider not come under the same moderation?We expect (rightly so) all other tax funded services to to treat us individuals and with respect. The BBC should not be allowed to relinquish its responsibility in these areas. Tue 18 Nov 2008 19:15:53 GMT+1 Colin McAuley http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=54#comment12 I have no idea why no one even talks about lynching economists; for they are truly the charlatans of the 21st century! Tue 18 Nov 2008 18:56:22 GMT+1 Josuja http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=50#comment11 Heared a guy on the car radio ealier, I think his name was Lawson. Could anyone tell me if this is the same Lawson who gave all the money to the rich and put the poor out of work? I seem to remember it was called the 'trickle down' effect. Tue 18 Nov 2008 18:26:44 GMT+1 invincibleoldandwise http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=45#comment10 Do I believe that some lawyers might be "working the system" in the asylum seeking industry? You bet I do, from what I've seen some of them get up to in other fields e,g, ambulance chasing. I don't need them to be named. Tue 18 Nov 2008 18:13:31 GMT+1 brian_catt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=40#comment9 This post has been Removed Tue 18 Nov 2008 18:02:18 GMT+1 barriesingleton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=36#comment8 Is no one aware that at 11.10pm, yesterday (17th) the BBC News Channel eclipsed Ross and Brand's 'prank' with video obscenity supporting an update of the 'Baby P' atrocity?Should you care to check, you will find arty footage of cot bars - slow focus change to interior (empty except for soft toys) focus returns to the bars, AS TWO HUMAN SHADOWS TRAVERSE THE COT. This was CONTRIVED. Not even spur-of-the-moment. With the BBC doing stuff like this - come back the two prats, all else is small beer. Tue 18 Nov 2008 17:59:59 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=31#comment7 "Lolita"? Isn't that a small "Laugh Out Loud"? Tue 18 Nov 2008 17:57:50 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=27#comment6 "No systemic failure" on the BBC's part regarding the Ross/Brand affair?So it's not a systemic failure to allow production of a celebrity's programme to be outsourced to a company owned either by the celebrity themselves or their agent? Is this not a matter of policy that needs reviewed before the BBC Trust systematically abdicate all measure of control over their programmes and presenters? Tue 18 Nov 2008 17:51:46 GMT+1 gallantSocrates http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=22#comment5 Whatever you may think about the complexies of the 'Social System'..see for example George Monbiot in Today's Guardian where according to him J M Keynes ideas were not really ever implemented correctly and only helped the Rich to exploit the poor (well what's new)...although we were always told at University that when ever an economic crisis happened.. the State had to step in to create a demand with in the system... David Cameron does not seem to understand this idea, but considering that Keynes ideas have been out of fashion for over 30 years....it may hard for him to agree with it, as is to admit that Capitalism does not really work without State subsidies...Hence I would suggest that RB was probably correct in his analysis of this current crisis, today and Lord Lawson mostly wrong... BrianBrian V Peck Tue 18 Nov 2008 17:51:39 GMT+1 Screamingmuldoon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=18#comment4 The best lawyer joke .....Satan and God have a monthly meeting on the border between heaven and hell. For Satan, it means climbing mountains of fire and brimstone to get there. He is that knackered when he gets to the meeting that he feels he never really gets his points across and God always carries the decisions. Satan has a plan. He gets the doomed hordes to build him a pair of escalators to take him to and from the meeting. God is furious. He says, "You've completely broken our agreement Satan. I'll sue!" "Good luck finding a lawyer" says Satan Tue 18 Nov 2008 17:43:19 GMT+1 lbeagle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=13#comment3 Could the Minister please name the lawyers whom he believes are acting inappropriately? Tue 18 Nov 2008 17:42:30 GMT+1 Happyhomeworker http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=9#comment2 Thank you for selecting several different viewpoints on the economic issues facing us - far too often we hear only from the Government, with Gordon deluding himself he is leading the world on the economy. Sometimes, in desperation I find myself reading the world press for a different view of things. Funnily enough, Gordon doesn't feature heavily there... Tue 18 Nov 2008 17:33:34 GMT+1 Screamingmuldoon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=4#comment1 Quite right Dr. We have yet to see the "plummeting" oil costs in our bills. And anyway, .95p a litre might be a big reduction from the high point, but it is hardly cheap. I'm listening to Lord Lawson - doesn't he sound old? The problem is the banks have spent all our money. That is why they are not lending. They have nothing to lend. And where the government is going to borrow money from is a mystery. Take a leaf out of Barclays book perhaps? Tue 18 Nov 2008 17:19:52 GMT+1 Dr_Hackenbush http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/the_glass_box_45.shtml?page=0#comment0 Shouldn't the Chancellor know that people don't pay their gas and electricity bills at the petrol pump? Tue 18 Nov 2008 17:03:54 GMT+1