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AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
Indeed I thought it was a brilliant article. I already thought Kate came across as a wonderful individual and the fact the article mentioned she’s a trainee psychotherapist makes me think even more highly of her

It may be a positive opinion, but it is still opinion, and comments such as "We can repair this damage - but only if we collectively acknowledge that the combination of home schooling and working from home is, quite frankly, not working." can quite easily be interpreted as openly being against current government policy. I think too many are quite happy to hear opinions coming from the BBC as long as it is something that they agree with, without realising that if they are to allow opinions on one side of an argument they really need to be allowing it on the other side.
I completely agree that what Kate is doing would be commendable if she didn't work for the BBC, but considering the BBC told George Alagiah he couldn't be a ambassador for the equally noble fair trade foundation whilst working for them, it doesn't sit well that she is allowed to publicly express opinions however noble whilst retaining her job.
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
AlexS posted:
Indeed I thought it was a brilliant article. I already thought Kate came across as a wonderful individual and the fact the article mentioned she’s a trainee psychotherapist makes me think even more highly of her

It may be a positive opinion, but it is still opinion, and comments such as "We can repair this damage - but only if we collectively acknowledge that the combination of home schooling and working from home is, quite frankly, not working." can quite easily be interpreted as openly being against current government policy. I think too many are quite happy to hear opinions coming from the BBC as long as it is something that they agree with, without realising that if they are to allow opinions on one side of an argument they really need to be allowing it on the other side.
I completely agree that what Kate is doing would be commendable if she didn't work for the BBC, but considering the BBC told George Alagiah he couldn't be a ambassador for the equally noble fair trade foundation whilst working for them, it doesn't sit well that she is allowed to publicly express opinions however noble whilst retaining her job.


Sorry to break it to you, but she’s currently on The One Show taking about it. Oh and she’s doing a panorama documentary on it. So I think, by now, if the BBC bosses had anything against it it would’ve erm, been actioned.
Last edited by cmthwtv on 2 July 2020 7:33pm
JF
JF World News (previously JPF) West Country (East) Points West
Also note Philippa Thomas who presents Impact and World News/World News Today at weekends, is Life & leadership coach using BH has her postal address
AS
AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
Also note Philippa Thomas who presents Impact and World News/World News Today at weekends, is Life & leadership coach using BH has her postal address

The BBC must be the only employer in the entire world who allow their staff to use work resources to run their own external business if that is actually the case. It should not be the job of the post team of NBH to deal with correspondence relating to an external business run by a BBC employer and in just about any other company expecting them to do so would be seen as gross misconduct.
NE
Newsroom
AlexS posted:
Indeed I thought it was a brilliant article. I already thought Kate came across as a wonderful individual and the fact the article mentioned she’s a trainee psychotherapist makes me think even more highly of her

It may be a positive opinion, but it is still opinion, and comments such as "We can repair this damage - but only if we collectively acknowledge that the combination of home schooling and working from home is, quite frankly, not working." can quite easily be interpreted as openly being against current government policy. I think too many are quite happy to hear opinions coming from the BBC as long as it is something that they agree with, without realising that if they are to allow opinions on one side of an argument they really need to be allowing it on the other side.
I completely agree that what Kate is doing would be commendable if she didn't work for the BBC, but considering the BBC told George Alagiah he couldn't be a ambassador for the equally noble fair trade foundation whilst working for them, it doesn't sit well that she is allowed to publicly express opinions however noble whilst retaining her job.


Forgive me Mods!

Your posts are inane and antagonize many of us. I speak from no platform of authority, nor am I a mod, but I communicate with many friends I have on this forum.

Why don’t you add some thorough context to your - what are perceived as inflammatory posts. You’re constantly trying to light fires!

If not, buzz off elsewhere and stop upsetting harmony here.
Last edited by Newsroom on 2 July 2020 9:23pm
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
AlexS posted:
Indeed I thought it was a brilliant article. I already thought Kate came across as a wonderful individual and the fact the article mentioned she’s a trainee psychotherapist makes me think even more highly of her

It may be a positive opinion, but it is still opinion, and comments such as "We can repair this damage - but only if we collectively acknowledge that the combination of home schooling and working from home is, quite frankly, not working." can quite easily be interpreted as openly being against current government policy. I think too many are quite happy to hear opinions coming from the BBC as long as it is something that they agree with, without realising that if they are to allow opinions on one side of an argument they really need to be allowing it on the other side.
I completely agree that what Kate is doing would be commendable if she didn't work for the BBC, but considering the BBC told George Alagiah he couldn't be a ambassador for the equally noble fair trade foundation whilst working for them, it doesn't sit well that she is allowed to publicly express opinions however noble whilst retaining her job.


In which case, they’d better have a word with Huw Edwards as well. He’s quite frequently tweeting (from his BBC-labeled account) his support of all things Welsh and for Welsh Heritage and the promotion and survival of the language and history of his nation.

Using your contextual basis, that also constitutes the broadcasting (albeit from a different platform) of personal opinion, does it not?

Whilst both Kate’s and Huw’s “causes” are clearly admirable and to be supported, your suggestion is that using a BBC channel (tv, Twitter, website, whatever) to convey one’s support for such causes is where you have your objection?

I’d imagine the publication of Kate’s piece in particular was done with the full knowledge of ‘bosses’, else it wouldn’t have made its way to an online article, The One Show and Panorama!

If it’s done all of that and is actually in breach of BBC policy, there are some people upstairs who need to be questioned. I’d bet it’s been checked and cross-checked before being allowed to proceed.

The Twitter example is, however, much more difficult to police by an employer body. But, nevertheless, falls into the same category of Kate’s example.
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UN
Universal_r STV Central Reporting Scotland
I don’t really watch the bbc news at 9am but every time I have it’s been Annita mcveigh presenting is she the only one that presents this bulletin?
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
I don’t really watch the bbc news at 9am but every time I have it’s been Annita mcveigh presenting is she the only one that presents this bulletin?


Victoria Derbyshire, Martine Croxall and Carrie Gracie also do it.
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CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
I don’t really watch the bbc news at 9am but every time I have it’s been Annita mcveigh presenting is she the only one that presents this bulletin?


Since lockdown it’s been Victoria Monday-Wednesday and Annita Thursday & Friday. Also on BBC One as well.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Most of these bbc news presenters deserve a well earned holiday! I don't think many, if any, have had any time off since March (not that there's much to do anyway, of course).
Stay alert. Control the virus. Save lives.
LE
lesmauresfr (previously nagolhcir) Recently warned Meridian (South East) South East Today
Most of these bbc news presenters deserve a well earned holiday! I don't think many, if any, have had any time off since March (not that there's much to do anyway, of course).

And that is exactly why this summer is going to be ‘interesting’.
NE
Newsroom
I don’t really watch the bbc news at 9am but every time I have it’s been Annita mcveigh presenting is she the only one that presents this bulletin?


Since lockdown it’s been Victoria Monday-Wednesday and Annita Thursday & Friday. Also on BBC One as well.


Do we think Victoria may retain this slot considering her programme was axed? Seems plausible considering the BBC said it was still very much invested in Victoria herself.

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