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"Yes" R.I.P.

Does the BBC have a ban on people being interviewed using the word "yes" in reply to a question? I don't think I have heard a single one from Radio 4 or BBC1 in many months. Apparently, "absolutely" is the permitted response.

We were concerned that we might not hear the first cuckoo this spring but one has been around for about a week now. As for that other "rare bird", we are still waiting.

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Re: "Yes" R.I.P.

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Or.................. "Let me be clear" which is usually followed by a totally ambiguous meaningless statement.

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or "let me be absolutely clear..." which is invariably followed by an outright lie!
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Re: "Yes" R.I.P.

I thought sentences always began with "so" or "well" on Today these days?
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Re: "Yes" R.I.P.

So did I .


The "Radio Times" and "Feedback" frequently feature letters on this subject.
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Re: "Yes" R.I.P.

So many pre-cursers to: Lie & Deny...
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Re: "Yes" R.I.P.

Most politicians dont even attempt to answer the question they are asked, they simply waffle on about something completely irrelevant. There are a few exceptions but you can count them on the fingers of one hand.

Both of the main party leaders are guilty as charged.
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Re: "Yes" R.I.P.

Nobody in their right mind would want to be a politician these days. QED.
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Most politicians dont even attempt to answer the question they are asked, they simply waffle on about something completely irrelevant. There are a few exceptions but you can count them on the fingers of one hand.

Both of the main party leaders are guilty as charged.
The incumbent party always likes to quote a load of figures/cobblers claiming that they are spending more money on [insert worthy cause] than the opposition ever did when they were in power, whilst conveniently forgetting to mention that they cut that department's budget before increasing is again.
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