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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    The Sun, The Times, The Sunday Times.

    That's it.
    That is just News International, News Corp as a whole owns a lot more than that in the UK.

    People say they will boycott a Murdoch paper but then buy a book published by Harper Collins for instance thus giving him more money than buying a paper.
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    What papers do you read?
    I read the online versions of the Telegraph and the Guardian, as well as BBC News, CNN and I occasionally pick up a copy of I.
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    (Original post by TheCrackInTime)
    I read the online versions of the Telegraph and the Guardian, as well as BBC News, CNN and I occasionally pick up a copy of I.
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    Certainly not a good week for my newspaper reading, the local paper has been cut back to a weekly (thank you Northcotte you *******s) and my national is The Times.

    (Original post by Teaddict)
    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    Buy the Mirror, Mail, Express, Telegraph, Independent, Guardian etc.
    Didn't see you edit until I went to read Adorno's post.

    Why on G-ds green earth would I buy any of them? okay maybe The Telegraph but even then I'll most likely just stick to Le Figaro, Le Monde, NY Times and Wall Street Journal along with The Economist.
    (Original post by Adorno)
    The newspapers will survive and will be bought by somebody else. Hopefully someone more reputable than Murdoch Sr, Jr, or Rebeka-ka-kahhhhhhh (ooo vahh voo). It's not about throwing businesses out of the country or losing the tax they pay here but it is about having a media in Britain that respects the law, respects the practices of true investigative journalism rather than shortcuts, and respects that government without accountability is not true government at all. If it means that people like you lose out, so be it.
    Britain needs regulation in the news but not too much as we may end up missing out on vital information and not be able to hold our MPs to account... regulation is a slippery slope

    How am I losing out in this scenario exactly? in a way I need to cut back on newspaper subscriptions so maybe this is what I needed.
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    Can two people please register for this game - you don't have to play if you don't want but it's for a mission. I can guarantee rep on here for what it's worth XD

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    Oh trying to get some gold are we
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Why on G-ds green earth would I buy any of them? okay maybe The Telegraph but even then I'll most likely just stick to Le Figaro, Le Monde, NY Times and Wall Street Journal along with The Economist.
    I much prefer reading things I disagree with than things that merely echo my views. Hell, I'd consider most of my news coming from BBC & the Guardian.
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    Well, if someone plays then yes I will get a small amount but they don't need to - I just need them to join AFAIK for one of my missions
    To get gold from Peru or something? I didn't do that as I couldn't get a ticket :cry:
    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    I much prefer reading things I disagree with than things that merely echo my views. Hell, I'd consider most of my news coming from BBC & the Guardian.
    What do you think Le Monde and NY Times are for

    Hell even The Economist is centre and not right so really it is balanced :cool:
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    To get gold from Peru or something? I didn't do that as I couldn't get a ticket :cry:

    What do you think Le Monde and NY Times are for

    Hell even The Economist is centre and not right so really it is balanced :cool:
    Yes, that one :yes:
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    (Original post by ajp100688)
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
    But the Guardian is the left wing equivalent of the Daily Mail. :rolleyes:


    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    I much prefer reading things I disagree with than things that merely echo my views. Hell, I'd consider most of my news coming from BBC & the Guardian.
    I like reading things I agree with as well - Just that feeling of "I completely agree" - it's nice every now and then

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    Can two people please register for this game - you don't have to play if you don't want but it's for a mission. I can guarantee rep on here for what it's worth XD

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    It says maintenance - I'll try again later.
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Hell even The Economist is centre and not right so really it is balanced :cool:
    :confused:
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    But the Guardian is the left wing equivalent of the Daily Mail. :rolleyes:




    I like reading things I agree with as well - Just that feeling of "I completely agree" - it's nice every now and then



    It says maintenance - I'll try again later.
    It is not maintenance anymore

    Thanks XD
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    :emo:

    Apparently Maths at Edinburgh is around 50:50... why didn't I just go with my original choice?!
    Career prospects. But don't worry in industry the ratio is better... well the overall ratio of the workforce, that is; engineering is still almost exclusively male, but in other departments e.g. IT, communication, finance and HR there are usually a fairly decent amount of girls. I met up with all of the other summer students yesterday and most were girls.

    Anyway, looks like I might be going to Shetland for a day as part of work sometime next week. Haven't been in a plane since 2007; never been to Shetland before either.
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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
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    I didn't mean The Economist I meant Financial Times... fail

    Economically it is right but socially
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    But the Guardian is the left wing equivalent of the Daily Mail. :rolleyes:
    No, that's the Daily Mirror.
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Typical of you isn't it, chuck businesses that make money out of the country, not like we could do with a little extra tax.
    You're quite right.

    Too bad we don't get any as media corporations are some of the biggest tax dodgers. I'm thinking of the guardian specifically, but they all done it to various extents.

    What we really need is a tax office that isn't willing to be the ***** of big companies. We could clear a sizable chunk of the deficit if companies such as vodafone paid their full tax bills.
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    You're quite right.

    Too bad we don't get any as media corporations are some of the biggest tax dodgers. I'm thinking of the guardian specifically, but they all done it to various extents.

    What we really need is a tax office that isn't willing to be the ***** of big companies. We could clear a sizable chunk of the deficit if companies such as vodafone paid their full tax bills.
    What we need is a tax system that taxes what is bad, and doesn't punish success. We should tax land and externalities, and nothing else. You'd find evasion is a lot harder - you can't suddenly move half of Kent off-shore to evade tax.

    Why should companies that earn their profits by providing a service be forced to give a portion of that reward to government, rather than the people taking the risk by owning the company? No, stop bailing out losers, let risk be taken into account by investors, don't socialise losses and there's no rationale for socialising profits.
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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    What we need is a tax system that taxes what is bad, and doesn't punish success. We should tax land and externalities, and nothing else. You'd find evasion is a lot harder - you can't suddenly move half of Kent off-shore to evade tax.

    Why should companies that earn their profits by providing a service be forced to give a portion of that reward to government, rather than the people taking the risk by owning the company? No, stop bailing out losers, let risk be taken into account by investors, don't socialise losses and there's no rationale for socialising profits.
    Not sure if you've seen this:

    http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/lei...valuesduty.htm

    There are equivalents right across the country. It would be interesting to see whether you could make the Land Values duty work here?
 
 
 
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