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  • Message 51

    , in reply to message 24.

    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Sunday, 22nd June 2014

    If Lord Coe's the front-runner at the moment, Steve Ovett will get the job.  Or Denver Mills (David Walliams's un-PC former athlete in Little Britain)!

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  • Message 52

    , in reply to message 50.

    Posted by fascinating (U1944795) on Wednesday, 25th June 2014

    I read several papers...can't always remember where you read things..or indeed if you read it on a website...

    You garner information and don't always remember where you get it from... 
    Conclusion - wolfie made a mistake in believing he read this somewhere. He is now wriggling about, trying not to admit he has made a mistake.

    Wolfie, the analogy with the world cup won't hold any water at all. I can easily name many media outlets that mention the world cup eg the BBC, the Daily Mail, the Guardian etc etc.

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  • Message 53

    , in reply to message 52.

    Posted by Erza Scarlett (U16043197) on Wednesday, 25th June 2014

    If you are talking about his saying that they seem to be adjusting the job specs to get in a particular candidate; in Message 46 I provided a link in a newspaper above suggesting exactly that:

    "Job description for new BBC chairman tweaked – so that Seb Coe can work three days a week "

    www.independent.co.u...

    So he made no mistake.

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  • Message 54

    , in reply to message 52.

    Posted by wolfie (U15842015) on Wednesday, 25th June 2014

    no...I never said that...

    don't accuse me of wriggling...accusing me of making a mistake...

    it was in several papers and several media outlets...as the link provided by somebody else shows....

    just as details of the world cup are...


    are you saying it isn't true...and the job specifications havent been changed...

    maybe youd like to provide a link that shows that...

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  • Message 55

    , in reply to message 54.

    Posted by fascinating (U1944795) on Wednesday, 25th June 2014

    wolfie, I stand corrected, because clearly there was something in the Independent which says what you suggested. So, my apologies.

    Assuming that article is factually correct, which I see no reason to doubt, then the job description was amended, as you said. I only opine that the Independent saying that the change was made to ensure that Seb Coe could get the job, seems speculative.

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  • Message 56

    , in reply to message 55.

    Posted by Erza Scarlett (U16043197) on Wednesday, 25th June 2014

    It is repeated elsewhere, and Boris Johnson did say in the Mail that Lord Coe "is a first rate choice". Whitehall officials have said that Lord Coe is the leading contender.

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  • Message 57

    , in reply to message 56.

    Posted by thedogcody (U14659366) on Wednesday, 25th June 2014

    It is repeated elsewhere, and Boris Johnson did say in the Mail that Lord Coe "is a first rate choice". Whitehall officials have said that Lord Coe is the leading contender.  Which means Roy Hodgson will probably get the job.

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  • Message 58

    , in reply to message 57.

    Posted by Drsdaughter (U12521046) on Wednesday, 25th June 2014

    I still favour the total abolition of the BBC Trust. Nothing ever changes as far as the scabrous Radio 4 is concerned. The Trust called Tony Hall "The Editor in Chief" when my sister actually got a reply from the organistion. The BBC is a disgrace in so many ways but it will be until the Guardianistas are sacked and sanity is restored. The BBC is a puppet organisation of the EU. It has taken dirty money and it has undermined its integrity. I find no reason to trust the Trust nor the NCA department.

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  • Message 59

    , in reply to message 58.

    Posted by technologist (U1259929) ** on Wednesday, 25th June 2014

    . The Trust called Tony Hall "The Editor in Chief" when my sister actually got a reply from the organistion.  

    But he is.......

    Look at the charter

    40. The Director General
    (1) There shall be a Director General of the BBC.
    (2) The Director General shall be the chief executive officer of the BBC. He shall be an executive member of the Executive Board and may be its chairman (see article 29).
    (3) The Director General shall also be the editor-in-chief of the BBC. As such, he shall be accountable for the BBC’s editorial and creative output.
    (4) Where a vacancy is to be filled in the office of Director General and the Trust has determined that the person to be appointed shall also serve as the Chairman of the Executive Board in an executive capacity, the Director General shall be appointed, hold and vacate office in accordance with articles 29 and 32.
    (5) In other circumstances, the Director General is appointed in accordance with article 30 and holds and vacates office in accordance with article 33.
     


    There is a lot that the BBC due ( or cannot do) which is laid down by the charter and agreement .... And then as the acting chair iof trust said recently ...a lot if government interference which is undermining the BBC independence
    www.bbc.co.uk/bbctru...

    And if you are a guadianista. It is at www.theguardian.com/...

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  • Message 60

    , in reply to message 55.

    Posted by wolfie (U15842015) on Wednesday, 25th June 2014

    I don't read the independent so it was in another paper as well..

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  • Message 61

    , in reply to message 60.

    Posted by wolfie (U15842015) on Friday, 27th June 2014

    I see they discussed this very issue on r5 today...


    I'm sorry if others dont see i as an issue...


    There's no way it should be given to someone that can't spend the appropriate time on it...


    Believe there's only been one applicant for it ....


    Maybe they weren't happy with her and made the conditions more lax....

    If she gets it now we can only assume that they wanted someone better...

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