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Theresa May takes the UK to war

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Well yes, what do you expect? That she should be answerable to the AA or the Pope?

    If you have evidence that Sharon White is biased in her running of Ofcom, you should let the relevant commons committee for the media know the full details. If it's merely another of those conspiracy theories, don't bother.

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    Chief Executive of Ofcom
     
  2. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    It would have been more useful to post an email address rather than a photograph of the woman.
     
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Of course, Cambridge educated economists are just plucked off the street to CE governmental watchdogs irrespective of their appointments to HM Treasury. Ofcom's CE, meanwhile, is subordinate to its Chairman, currently a lord, and his Deputy Chairman, currently a baroness. On any given weekday lords and baronesses can be seen lolling around outside Job Centres checking their phones for zero-hour contract alerts.
     
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  4. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Yes, created a life peer under the Labour giovernment in 1998. Formerly Head of Channel 4.

    Yes, created a life peer under the Tory government in 1996. Formerly a chartered accountant for 30 years.

    Ah, so no evidence as: just another silly conspiracy theory.

    Perhaps we should have a referendum to elect the chair of Ofcom.
     
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

     
  6. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Knighted by Thatcher's government in 1983. Appointed to Chairman of Ofcom by May's government this January.

    It is preposterous to suppose that people appointed to & maintained in positions of power will not apply that power at the behest of their benefactors. It is the working definition of "fit and proper" in Whitehall.
     
  7. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Lol, The point is if you're going to post something, post something useful. An address to make the recommended complaint to, rather than a photograph.
     
  8. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    So there is no point in appointing anyone to a position of power because they will inevitably use their position to benefit whoever appointed them. Leave all positions of power vacant to avoid such an outcome.

    What a weird world you inhabit!

    And created a life peer by Tony Blair's government in 1998.
     
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  9. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Have you never noticed this?
     
  10. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    So what is your suggestion? Appoint nobody to anything?

    I think grown ups know how to use Wiki (although I do suspect some here to have not yet grown up).
     

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