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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Mischievous reporting using anoymous sources again.

Get rid of Corbyn or we’ll quit! Dozens of moderate Labour MPs ‘ready to leave Parliament’ 

(says the Daily Mail.)

Another anonymous “Shadow Cabinet minister” in a rather implausible and mischievous story (apparently repeated or copied in the Express) from the well known “friend” of the Labour Party Daily Mail.

Even if a grain of truth existed in this garbage piece of “journalism”, it would only serve to reinforce the view that there are some Labour MP’s who consider themselves to be above party, above democratic process and superior to the majority of party members.

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Not very subtle censorship

 A set of guidelines applied as a  "catch all" blanket to suppress comment.

It seems that I have upset some "moderators" on the Guardian.
Now, whenever I choose to put a comment into the "comments" section against any story, I am met by the phrase "Your comments are currently being pre-moderated (why?)", then when going to the explanations, the Guardian says " isolated situations, a particular user may be identified as a risk, based on a pattern of behaviour (e.g. spam, trolling, repeated/frequent borderline abuse), so a temporary filter can be applied....".
I have no recollection of offending these "rules" imposed by the faceless moderators of this newspaper, and apart from being critical of the government and certain elements within the Parliamentary Labour Party and of course actively supporting Jeremy Corbyn both in his leadership campaign and now as leader, can only assume that the editorial policy of the paper and the views of a number of its regular journalists, identify me as, "a risk".
It seems to me to be a not very subtle use of guidelines to monitor and control abuse, trolling and spam (which is completely understandable) being applied as a catch all blanket to censor views and comments which the Guardian finds uncomfortable. What ever the underlying reasons may be for this arbitrary high handed suppression by an element of the press, it shall not prevent me, and undoubtedly others, continuing to post comments, albeit that I have noticed that some have already disappeared presumably into some "moderators" waste bin.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

A huge thank you and appreciation to all readers, followers, friends and others for sparing the time over the past year, to visit New Agenda. Have a wonderful Christmas time.

A very Happy Christmas to you all.


Thursday, 17 December 2015

The attempts at deception should at least be credible

Russia 'Helping IS By Hitting Opposition'(says Sky News)

A Russian SU-24 M bomber taking off from the Syrian Hmeymim airbase, outside Latakia, Syria

More absolute bollox, enthusiastically reported and endorsed by Sky News. Anything, no matter how absurd, which supports the "Pro Western, Pro Syrian opposition, anti Russian" line will be hyped up, exaggerated and promoted in the hope that some elements of the "gung ho" public will actually accept this claptrap as truth and "spread the word" to others.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and our media, also wish us to believe that all the civilians killed in Syria over the past weeks, have been killed by Russian bombing and that there have been no casualties (apart from ISIS that is) resulting from British, American, French or other Coalition airstrikes. It seems that Russian bombs and missiles are the only ones which have killed Syrian men, women and children. Hammond, the media and the rest of the pro bombing MP's believe that we are all gullible enough to accept their fabrications as true. They are too dumb to realise that if you are determined to lie, then you really should make the attempts at deception at least credible.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Home at Last!


I have completed the escape from Dorchester County Hospital and am now located at “an address somewhere in the South of England” (I am not really paranoid, but they may still be looking for me).

I completed a pro forma “Satisfaction Survey” before leaving and being offered the opportunity to “comment”, responded “Nursing staff overworked due to staff shortages. Solution, sack Hunt and hire more nurses”.

A special note of thanks for the staff of Lullworth Ward who looked after me during my time with them, especially Sam the Tottenham fan, who has a remarkable sense of humour (and probably needs it) Geoff (or Steve or whatever his name actually is) who provided the motive power to the bathroom every day and also maintained my contact with the outside world, Tina, Marisa, Peggy and others to numerous to mention.
Thanks and appreciation to all of you.

Merry Christmas.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

I am still around!!

Copy of my Facebook entry from December 8th.

Lulworth Ward in Dorset County Hospital
Lulworth Ward in Dorset County Hospital

Good morning everyone and greetings from Lulworth.Thats Lulworth Ward in Dorchester County Hospital, not Lulworth Cove which is just up the coast from here.
It seems that the ruptured Bakers cyst (see New Agenda on Sunday c0vering comments, for fuller explanation), pobably wasnt a cyst at all but may well have beem severe bleeding in the leg, spreding around.So, ambulance last night for investgations over the next few days.
They had better be quick as there is a tin of Quality Street and a tin of Roses at home, both of which are demanding my attention.
I have never been "good patient".

Footnote: It is now Thursday 10th December, Still "investigating", Ces't la vie. and I am still not a   "good patient"