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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Today's show 11/10/11

Oh, it's you again. I'll admit that curiosity has got the better of me and I had a quick look on Wikipedia to find out more about you ('Connell). No wonder I have never heard of you as I have not knowingly listened to or watched any of the programmes that you have been involved with.

So let's see if you can persuade me to change the habit of a lifetime...

1) CHILD POVERTY - A new report says that child poverty could increase from a fifth to a quarter over the next 3 years. As incomes fall, what has your child had to go without? : What child is that then? We have no children, but thanks for reminding me. Next...

2) MOTABILITY SCHEME - If you're disabled, have you been part of the Motability Scheme that allows you to lease a car with taxpayers' money? One commentator describes it as a 'racket'. Read Richard Littlejohn's article from Mail Online : Remember what I said yesterday? No Daily Mail = No Jeremy Vine Show. Good to see that my theory is holding up well. I have not been part of the Motability Scheme as, fortunately, I am not disabled. Next...

3) BLOOD DONATION - How often have you donated blood? One woman has given 120 pints of her blood. Do you feel guilty you don't donate? Find out more from Metro : Good for her. I gave blood once, and it made me so ill that I had to have several days off work to recover. The advice I was given back then was "don't bother again", so I haven't. Next...

4) PLAYGROUND NOISE - A council in Staffordshire has stopped kids from using a swing because they say it creates too much noise and disturbance. Are you fed up with noise from a children's playground? Find out more from the Stafford Express & Star : Just checked again, and there is no children's playground anywhere near here.

Well, that didn't take long, did it? Four topics summarily dismissed as being of absolutely no relevance or interest to me at all. And it has been like that every day since this abysmal programme started on Radio 2.

So, what would I have liked you to discuss? How about this...

Today's issue that affects me: The BBC's Freedom of Information department tell me that they will not provide ANY information about BBC programmes, so what "Information" do I have the "Freedom" to request?
I received an email from them this morning, which said:
Thank you for your email below. Information related to programmes is excluded from the Act because it is held for the purposes of ‘journalism, art or literature.’ We therefore consider that any information relating to the Jeremy Vine Show is likely to be out of scope and we are therefore unable to provide examples of information that could be supplied under the Act. Part VI of Schedule 1 to FOIA provides that information held by the BBC and the other public service broadcasters is only covered by the Act if it is held for ‘purposes other than those of journalism, art or literature”. The BBC is not required to supply information held for the purposes of creating the BBC’s output or information that supports and is closely associated with these creative activities.
There is nothing like freedom of information, and that is nothing like Freedom of Information.
The Jeremy Vine Show - our secrets are safe with us


Will said...

I said last week that all they needed was Little John for a full house and although he didnt appear then an article is the next best thing the week after.BINGO,Thats a full house;-)

What information can the BBC release?
How about how much Money did the BBC spend on Taxi(Black or Private) in the last 12 months?

gill Kerry said...

I too checked aiki re Po'C and laughed re him being in new York on 9/11 or should that be 11/9. This is what pribate eye wud call 9/11 balls. And as for going from broadcasting has to IV Via eurovision....well. Done good for an apprentice...not.
Actually child poverty does concern me despite not having children. But not what IV prob thinks about it. Will JV/old actually do anything? Perhaps JV could donate to a suitable charity