'Broadcasters need to be more patriotic'

JacquesHughes

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So says Andrea Leadsom MP on the UK 'Armed Forces Day' (today if you're wondering).
(Let's hope RTE wannabees are taking note.)
Brexit: Tory MP Leadsom says broadcasters should be patriotic - BBC News

I think she means the Brexit negotiations should be reported in the breathless, one-sided style of the 1966 world cup coverage.

Of course, she's completely outflanked and blindsided, by Ruth Davison of the Scottish Conservatives ( who in the recent election rode to the rescue of strong and stable Tory government) and has just been made Honorary Colonel of her old regiment. Ruth Davidson made honorary Army Colonel - BBC News
 


Nitrogen

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Nobody should be more patriotic

The less patriotism the better
 

silverharp

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Nobody should be more patriotic

The less patriotism the better
you can have too much, not sure that too little is a good thing. If you had no patriotism you wouldnt care what happened to your country you would simply move on if you didnt like something about it enough.
 

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The Tories and Brexiteers show their true antidemocratic face.
 

Niall996

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you can have too much, not sure that too little is a good thing. If you had no patriotism you wouldnt care what happened to your country you would simply move on if you didnt like something about it enough.
I'm not convinced that Ireland as a nation demonstrates much Patriotism at all. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is TBC. But I think the state itself veers more towards the 'not enough' end of the spectrum.
 

cricket

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What's the difference between patriotism and nationalism ?
Just putting it out there.
 

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Hahaha.... Decades of patriotic Broadcasting about WW I and WW II plus the Proms, Queenie and Co's every cough and bowel movement etc has landed the UK in the mess that it's in now.

Ffs, North Korea would find it hard to compete with the UK on patriotic broadcasting.
 
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What's the difference between patriotism and nationalism ?
Just putting it out there.

Patriots - Sinn Fein :D

Nationalists - Fianna Fail :confused:

Realists - Fine Gael petunia

Leninists - Leftish all sorts :roll:
 

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The UK and Irish broadcasters are patriotic towards the establishment not the country.
 

Niall996

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Hahaha.... Decades of patriotic Broadcasting about WW I and WW II plus the Proms, Queenie and Co's every cough and bowel movement etc has landed the UK in the mess that it's in now.

Ffs, North Korea would find it hard to compete with the UK on patriotic broadcasting.
Have you seen French TV?
 

Niall996

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Patriots - Sinn Fein :D

Nationalists - Fianna Fail :confused:

Realists - Fine Gael petunia

Leninists - Leftish all sorts :roll:
Very low threshold for your definition of Patriot!
 

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Hahaha.... Decades of patriotic Broadcasting about WW I and WW II plus the Proms, Queenie and Co's every cough and bowel movement etc has landed the UK in the mess that it's in now.

Ffs, North Korea would find it hard to compete with the UK on patriotic broadcasting.
The Proms are great, a wonderful musical treat, unless you're talking about the last night, which nobody takes seriously anyway!
 

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Patriots - Sinn Fein :D

Nationalists - Fianna Fail :confused:

Realists - Fine Gael petunia

Leninists - Leftish all sorts :roll:
Surely you mean Real Estatists -Fine Gael
 


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