Politics Thread 6

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Who will you vote for at the next General Election?

Conservative
10
11%
Labour
30
33%
Liberal Democrat
24
26%
Green
18
20%
SNP
6
7%
Brexit Party
0
No votes
UKIP
1
1%
Plaid Cymru
1
1%
DUP
0
No votes
Sinn Fein
2
2%
The Independent Group for Change
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 92
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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lex-Man » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:13 pm

He's literally put homeless people in the trash. Wouldn't it just be easier to get them all tents and sent aside land for them to use if you really wanted to go the total dystopian route anyway? You could probably get a load of free tents by collecting them after music festivals as music fans tend to abandon them at the end of the festival anyway.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Pedz » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:21 pm

Well, strawberry floating Hell. Let's put the homeless in the bin. What a great message for everyone to see.

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by KK » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:02 am

Where people were sourcing their news last year during the General Election:

BBC News and Mail Online together accounted for almost half of all time spent on news websites by UK adults during the six-week general election campaign, according to a new report.

The BBC made up 28 per cent of the time spent on UK news websites leading up to the snap election, while Mail Online accounted for 21 per cent.

The report, published today by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, said this showed the importance of a “small handful” of UK news websites and the “winner-takes-most” nature of the market.

The report used analysis that tracked the online news consumption of 1,711 British people aged 18 to 65 (excluding Northern Ireland) across mobile and desktop devices throughout the campaign period last year.

Making up the rest of the top five for time spent on news websites during the election were the Guardian (seven per cent), the Mirror (six per cent), and the Sun (five per cent).

All local news websites combined made up ten per cent.

The report said: “Other sites that do well in terms of reach, however, such as the Express and the Independent, show very low levels of time spent, with around two per cent of the overall news pie.

“In many cases, this is because traffic to these sites tends to be irregular use from social media or search rather than regular and loyal audiences.”

Mail Online is part of the same news group as the Daily Mail, but has its own editor and is considered a separate title, although it does publish stories that have appeared in the right-leaning daily and the Mail on Sunday.

BBC News is bound by impartiality guidelines as a broadcaster regulated by Ofcom. Unlike newspapers, broadcasters are not free to be partisan.

The report concluded that the “right-wing media – with the exception of the Daily Mail – have lost influence and reach with the move to online and continue to do so with each passing election”.

The report found that online news use during the campaign had “wide reach but limited engagement”.

Almost three-quarters (72 per cent) of those tracked visited a news website to read a news story during the election campaign, but on average people spent just 16 minutes across 22 visits to news websites per week.

Among 18 to 34-year-olds this halved to just eight minutes per week.

BBC News was “by far” the most widely used online source for election news, the report said, being accessed by 44 per cent of the sample.

Its app, which is set to be “reinvented” this year, was also the most used news app with around one in ten app users loading it during the campaign period.

The BBC repeatedly faced criticism throughout the election campaign, including over its failure to secure an interview with Johnson for Andrew Neil, despite the stalwart broadcaster having interviewed every other major party leader in the UK.

The BBC was also forced to admit its mistakes in using archive footage of Johnson laying a wreath on Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph, which elicited 2,000 complaints, and editing out laughter directed at Johnson in a clip of a Question Time leaders’ special used in a news bulletin.

Despite this, more of the report’s respondents felt the BBC had done a good job with its election coverage than a bad job (43 per cent versus 14 per cent).

The report, authored by researchers Nic Newman, Richard Fletcher and Anne Schulz, said: “Overall our tracking data remind us that people have busy lives, limited time for news, and that they tend to pay most attention at the start and end of a campaign.

“Our data also reveal the different patterns of younger people online, who are even more easily distracted by social media and other apps and ended up spending less time with news on average compared with older groups. A third visited none of our designated news websites at all.

“In terms of those who do access the news, the bulk of this appeared to be reportage rather than opinion, and was accessed from mainstream news sites, much of it from those like the BBC with obligations to be impartial.

“We find little evidence that foreign websites or openly accessible partisan Facebook pages captured much attention online in this election.”

https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/bbc-news ... ort-finds/
Full report can be read here: http://www.digitalnewsreport.org/public ... l-election

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:38 am

I find it ridiculous that anyone gets their news from The Sun.

You'd get a better quality of journalism from the Beano.

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by Preezy » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:18 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:I find it ridiculous that anyone gets their news from The Sun.

But how else am I supposed to find out about GAZZA'S MINGE BINGE or whatever?

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:28 pm

Preezy wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:I find it ridiculous that anyone gets their news from The Sun.

But how else am I supposed to find out about GAZZA'S MINGE BINGE or whatever?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by KK » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:44 pm

Talking of The Sun, there's been a change of editor:

Outgoing Sun editor Tony Gallagher is moving over to News UK stablemate The Times to take up the recently vacated Deputy Editor position.

The new Sun editor is replaced by current Sun on Sunday editor Victoria Newton, with Keith Poole, Digital Editor at The Sun, promoted to Deputy Editor.

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Gallagher will edit his final edition of The Sun on Friday, 7th February. All three change roles on Monday, 10th February.

Newton’s appointment means the UK’s two biggest-selling daily red tops are edited by women, with Alison Phillips at The Mirror. Roughly a third of paid-for national daily and Sunday newspapers in the UK are now edited by women.

The Sun continues to be the UK’s best-selling newspaper with a daily circulation of 1.2m.

Speaking of the new appointments, Rupert Murdoch said: “As editor of The Sun, Tony Gallagher has expertly steered the paper through two elections and the many dimensions of Brexit, ensuring that the news is always engaging and relevant for our readers.

He is a newsman to his core and has edited with conviction, skill and energy. His experience across Fleet Street titles will be an asset to The Times.”

'Newton has given Britain’s top-selling Sunday newspaper, The Sun on Sunday, its own identity, striving to connect communities and bringing both insight and entertainment to readers each weekend.

Victoria cares about Sun readers lives and her campaigning spirit has won her much praise.'

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rocsteady » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:41 pm

RLB throwing darts at the random policy board again:

Give people right to ignore work emails at home, says Long-Bailey

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... _clipboard

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by Hime » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:02 pm

Rocsteady wrote:RLB throwing darts at the random policy board again:

Give people right to ignore work emails at home, says Long-Bailey

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... _clipboard

One step ahead of you Rebecca, I ignore my work emails at work.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Jenuall » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:17 pm

I mean surely everyone already has the right to ignore work emails at home?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Dual » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:33 pm

Yeah not sure what she means. Work culture is already changing and lots of employers pride themselves with having good work life balance in my experience.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Rocsteady » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:44 pm

Agreed.

I work at home though so shes giving me carte blanche to do nothing :datass:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lagamorph » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:23 pm

My work e-mails only go to my work mobile when I'm at home, and that's only switched on for the week I'm paid to be on-call. The instant my on-call period ends the work mobile is turned off.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Meep » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:56 pm

I'm so far ahead of my time I ignore emails when I'm in work. Highly recommend it.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:04 pm

Looks like Meep has Hime on ignore. ;)

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Cuttooth » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:30 pm



So uh, who's getting into power here then? FG/FF grand coalition?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Moggy » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:49 am



What is it about the Daily Mail that attracts so many racist banana splits?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Meep » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:30 pm

Obviously there will be a Gael/Fáil coalition of some kind but the issue is whether Leo gets to stay on as taoiseach when everything is counted.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lex-Man » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:45 pm

Moggy wrote:

What is it about the Daily Mail that attracts so many racist banana splits?


The problem is that they're a sizeable minority in this country.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 6
by Lagamorph » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:26 pm

Lex-Man wrote:
Moggy wrote:

What is it about the Daily Mail that attracts so many racist banana splits?


The problem is that they're a sizeable minority in this country.

Which is ironic because they hate minorities.

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