A good day to bury bad news...

#1
Regardless of whether you think the Winza Soap Opera is worth watching, all over the country today gov't departments and business will be rummaging through the cupboard and finding skeletons to try and slip past the assorted media.

Let's catch them at it. Find your bad news here:

Number 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-23395764

Redundancy payments for Olympic executives cost £2.8mDennis Hone Chief executive Dennis Hone was hired after his redundancy from his previous job Continue reading the main story
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The financial reports of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) show 144 officials were paid off because they were given permanent contracts despite the authority winding down in 2014


So, Olympics employees got permanent contracts eh? How moronic is that?
 
#2
Whoever was responsible for drawing up those contracts should be publicly flogged.

I'm hoping it was Lord Coe.
 

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#4
The 'legacy' of the 2012 Olympics. Pay-offs for the highheidyins therefore less money to go to those little people called 'athletes'. Sounds like a typical Lord (I am the Olympics) Coe deal, although I bet that he is well removed from any of the decision making that actually made it into the records.
 
#7
Regardless of whether you think the Winza Soap Opera is worth watching, all over the country today gov't departments and business will be rummaging through the cupboard and finding skeletons to try and slip past the assorted media.

Let's catch them at it. Find your bad news here:

Number 1: BBC News - Redundancy payments for Olympic executives cost £2.8m

Redundancy payments for Olympic executives cost £2.8mDennis Hone Chief executive Dennis Hone was hired after his redundancy from his previous job Continue reading the main story
Related Stories
Long-term Olympic jobs target missed
Olympics boost to UK 'nearing £10bn'
The great Olympic stimulus

The financial reports of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) show 144 officials were paid off because they were given permanent contracts despite the authority winding down in 2014


So, Olympics employees got permanent contracts eh? How moronic is that?
The beeb had this last night, so just lucky coincidence
 
#8
The beeb had this last night, so just lucky coincidence
Not that the Beeb has any need to point the finger elsewhere at the moment eh?
 
#10
Not that the Beeb has any need to point the finger elsewhere at the moment eh?
Christ no, but to be fair to them they did have this story before we had something more pink press friendly.
 
#11
Well there is one big story doing the rounds which has been trotted out this morning.

All Governments want to restrict the use of the internet, goes without saying.

Easy availability of porn for kiddie fiddlers is the excuse they are going to use and if we are honest is a good one.

It will be a slippery slope though. Today Kiddie Fiddlers tomorrow honest Joe's who just like a good biff.

BBC News - Online pornography to be blocked by default, PM to announce
 
#15
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Listening to the radio and some of the reports are quite cringeworthy - one reporter was banging on about Kate having walk across a gravel path and up to some railings. **** me!! All I know know is at the end of it they'll be another child poncing off the state.
 

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#16
It's all nonsense though, and played purely for the gallery (i.e. the D Mail, Sun, Express, Mirror, etc):
David Cameron can't protect us from child porn because he doesn't understand the internet – Telegraph Blogs
"David Cameron's quest to clean up the dark corners of the internet continues. As I’ve written before, his policies are ignorant and technically implausible. His latest attack on Google and its competitors is showboating of the most transparent kind. The Prime Minister has scented blood after Google’s public shaming over tax and sees easy poll gains in pursuing the internet giant on the understandably emotive topic of child sexual abuse."
 
#19
geezer466 said

"Easy availability of porn for kiddie fiddlers is the excuse they are going to use and if we are honest is a good one."

Why is it a good one. Did porn facilitate the murders of those children Cameron is using for his excuse? Did they do a google search on kiddie porn? Will the filters ISPs are being forced to put up stop fiddlers getting hold of the pictures?

the answers to the above is all 'no', isn't it?
 
#20
geezer466 said ...
Sorry, I'm going to stop you there. There are threads on that very topic, this thread is about sneaking bad news out under the cover of the royal birth. Clearly you are trying to divert this thread, which makes me wonder what you are trying to hide.
 

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