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« Reply #2355 on: Monday, February 27, 2017, 17:11:11 »

I read Private Eye now and then. If more people did then the world would be better for it. Really gives you an insight as to who is doing what. The colour of their rosette may surprise you!
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« Reply #2356 on: Monday, February 27, 2017, 17:28:59 »

I've come to realise that almost all mainstream media is right wing. The Guardian didn't cover the protests on Downing Street six months ago, when hundreds of thousands gathered, and that was a turning point for me.

Is it the Spectator that properly does it? I know there's that and other magazine, one is right, one left.

The thing is if you see whats happening in the states with the SCROTUS banning certain media outlets for daring to question him, you realise that their media is now 100x more independent than ours is, which has become a collection of mouthpieces which generally just tend to tow the government line and present the right wing ideology of their respective proprietors. .

The Spectator is the right wing magazine, and you have the New Statesman to the left. Private eye is generally a good read although somewhat prone to getting involved in long standing crusades about stuff, and also some of the 'factual' reporting on specialist topics is very biased if you actualy know anything about what they are talking about, in my case 'Piloti' is such a case.
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« Reply #2357 on: Monday, February 27, 2017, 18:09:56 »

They are indeed independent, but probably even less politically neutral than the UK printed press!  You know precisely what you'll get on Fox News and CNN - the entire "news" comes dripping with political opinion.
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« Reply #2358 on: Monday, February 27, 2017, 18:20:24 »

I feel for all cancer patients but now the tories are out to kill the NHS, maybe it's services should be for those that have paid for it.

You do realise that you don't pay for it, right?

You pay taxes so that a fund can be managed to appropriately treat those in need who have the right to do so - UK citizens.  Your drawing down against that fund may be more or less than you contributed, the point being you need not worry.

Where debate should be had is the level to which people are funded, and whether some "treatments" should be supplemented by private cover as required.  I'll probably cause hatred here, but IVF is an example for me of something that shouldn't be NHS funded.  If it is something you desire to do, then by all means chip in some extra (unless of course we have a population crisis to avert, in which case we should probably open up more brothels while we are it and Swindon can be at the forefront of the NHS once more, maybe this is what they can put in Milton Road?)
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