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 Post subject: Thanks to the BBC...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:18 pm 
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...I know more about some bloke who might or might not become one of the justices of the US Supreme Court than I know about any judge in England and Wales or any other jursidiction, come to that.

The obesession with US power politics since Trump's election is peculiar.


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:24 pm 
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I mean, I've followed Baroness Hale's career with more than a passing interest, and Lord Denning was a bit of a judicial superstar, but I have no idea how much alcohol either of them drank in their formative years.


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:26 pm 
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*realises probably not the last BBC Internet link I will leave a tad dissapointed*


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:26 pm 
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Dobbin wrote:
...I know more about some bloke who might or might not become one of the justices of the US Supreme Court than I know about any judge in England and Wales or any other jursidiction, come to that.

The obsession with US power politics since Trump's election is peculiar.

somewhat true, but:
1. I recon the current saga has more to do with the sexual assault allegation than simply some SCOTUS nomination
2. Its been going on longer than Trump (at least where I'm at).


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:40 pm 
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Clarence Thomas nomination received a similar cover (don't know about BBC/UK) worldwide at the time when social media were just newspapers and tv shows.


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:30 pm 
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Dobbin wrote:
...I know more about some bloke who might or might not become one of the justices of the US Supreme Court than I know about any judge in England and Wales or any other jursidiction, come to that.

The obesession with US power politics since Trump's election is peculiar.


t's not an obsession since Trump. It always has been. I've always heard about how conservative the US supreme court is. This country has always been obsessed with US politics. The BBC will produce a whole election night on every result in the US, but France and Ireland our closest neighbours will get nothing more than a mention of opinion pieces on evening news shows.


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:04 pm 
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eldanielfire wrote:
Dobbin wrote:
...I know more about some bloke who might or might not become one of the justices of the US Supreme Court than I know about any judge in England and Wales or any other jursidiction, come to that.

The obesession with US power politics since Trump's election is peculiar.


t's not an obsession since Trump. It always has been. I've always heard about how conservative the US supreme court is. This country has always been obsessed with US politics. The BBC will produce a whole election night on every result in the US, but France and Ireland our closest neighbours will get nothing more than a mention of opinion pieces on evening news shows.



That is because Ireland has the same global importance as Oundle Council and France just pick whoever is runnimg against the National Front, safe in the knowledge that all Presidents are emasculated by the unions and so can't do any damage to the country.


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
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Dobbin wrote:
I mean, I've followed Baroness Hale's career with more than a passing interest, and Lord Denning was a bit of a judicial superstar, but I have no idea how much alcohol either of them drank in their formative years.


Quite a lot, since you ask. Good claret mostly.

It was bluebell time in Kent. Etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
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Welcome to the world guys. American news is pervasive across all Western media outlets.


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It's got me wondering... that time I woke up in a cowboy hat and a banana up my bum, was it really a dream, or is Richard Quest going to accuse me in court decades later?


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
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Dobbin wrote:
...I know more about some bloke who might or might not become one of the justices of the US Supreme Court than I know about any judge in England and Wales or any other jursidiction, come to that.

The obesession with US power politics since Trump's election is peculiar.

Supreme court nomination you obsessed dickhead


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
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Anonymous. wrote:
Dobbin wrote:
...I know more about some bloke who might or might not become one of the justices of the US Supreme Court than I know about any judge in England and Wales or any other jursidiction, come to that.

The obesession with US power politics since Trump's election is peculiar.

Supreme court nomination you obsessed dickhead


Do what?


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:56 am 
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Almost like America is the world's superpower, and there's also a level of scrutiny & politicisation attached to a Supreme Court nomination that simply doesn't happen in the UK


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 Post subject: Re: Thanks to the BBC...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:37 pm 
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julian wrote:
Clarence Thomas nomination received a similar cover (don't know about BBC/UK) worldwide at the time when social media were just newspapers and tv shows.


Because he found a pube in a coca cola bottle.

You will not find out anything about the US judiciary from the BBC


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