A good day to bury bad news...

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Victorian_Major, Jul 22, 2013.

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  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.
     
  3. Jobs for the boys - is anyone really surprised?
     
  4. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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.
     
  5. No.

    I know of a baby yet to be born that is guaranteed a job for life.

    It won't be born in Nottingham or a stable.
     
  6. Actually, I reckon his grandfather will bust the franchise and by the time destiny is calling, it will simply be to look nice in Hello! magazine.
     
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  7. The beeb had this last night, so just lucky coincidence
     
  8. Not that the Beeb has any need to point the finger elsewhere at the moment eh?
     
  9. Christ no, but to be fair to them they did have this story before we had something more pink press friendly.
     
  10. 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
     
  11. That would be the one about which Cameron was interviewed yesterday morning.
     
  12. How will the eton boys get their kicks ? or back to buggering the office boy !
     
  13. The opt out/in plan emerged this AM.
     
  14. .
    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.