Thursday, 22 August 2013

Educating Rednecks

        Douglas Carswell in the Telegraph suggests that: The BBC’s mid-twentieth century TV poll tax should be consigned to the history books  Carswell thinks a subscription service might work…Mark Thompson thought not…or rather put the case for keeping the license fee/poll tax: We want to build a digital world based on universal access, open standards and unencryption. Encryption, subscription and other forms of digital exclusion lead to … Continue reading 


I am sure that you, like me, have been gripped by a sense of suspense as to the fate of the ‘Irish” family  “caught up in a stand-off at a Cairo mosque” as the BBC poetically puts out. Here these fine upstanding Irish citizens are;   Now then, the BBC tell us that they were caught up but they choose not to tell us WHY they were in Cairo and what … Continue reading