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The Saatchi Bill

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Dave B
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#21 Post by Dave B » May 27th, 2014, 5:40 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

+1

Keep telling you, Alan, you keep getting mentioned like this and you will become a member of the community of experts so far as the media are concerned! :wink:

Well, I suppose you are . . . sort of.
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#22 Post by Alan H » May 27th, 2014, 6:03 pm

Dave B wrote:+1

Keep telling you, Alan, you keep getting mentioned like this and you will become a member of the community of experts so far as the media are concerned! :wink:

Well, I suppose you are . . . sort of.
Good grief, I hope not...
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#23 Post by Dave B » May 27th, 2014, 6:11 pm

Alan H wrote:
Dave B wrote:+1

Keep telling you, Alan, you keep getting mentioned like this and you will become a member of the community of experts so far as the media are concerned! :wink:

Well, I suppose you are . . . sort of.
Good grief, I hope not...
'Fraid so, before you know it politicians will be seeking you out to shake your hand before the cameras to show how "modern thinking" they are. You'll be sitting at the same table as RD . . .



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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#24 Post by Alan H » June 6th, 2014, 11:09 am

Right. Our new website: Stop the Saatchi Bill
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#25 Post by Dave B » June 6th, 2014, 11:19 am

Good job that, A.H.! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#26 Post by Alan H » June 6th, 2014, 11:35 am

A joint effort with Andy Lewis - he's responsible for most of the design with a joint effort on the content.
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#27 Post by Dave B » June 6th, 2014, 1:37 pm

Alan H wrote:A joint effort with Andy Lewis - he's responsible for most of the design with a joint effort on the content.
OK;

Good job Andy & Allan :thumbsup:
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#28 Post by Tetenterre » June 7th, 2014, 2:50 pm

Hear, hear! Very nicely implemented and informative.
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#29 Post by jdc » June 7th, 2014, 7:10 pm

+1
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#30 Post by Alan H » June 16th, 2014, 9:18 pm

Government e-petition to Stop the Saatchi Bill

Please share the hell out of it!
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#31 Post by Dave B » June 16th, 2014, 9:29 pm

Signed (anti-social so no sharing I'm afraid :laughter: )
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#32 Post by Alan H » June 16th, 2014, 10:02 pm

Dave B wrote:Signed (anti-social so no sharing I'm afraid :laughter: )
You have friends and a phone, don't you? :-)
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#33 Post by Dave B » June 17th, 2014, 7:10 am

Alan H wrote:
Dave B wrote:Signed (anti-social so no sharing I'm afraid :laughter: )
You have friends and a phone, don't you? :-)
Not many friends who bother about things like this I am afraid - like most people protesting about certain things that hit the news headlines but, otherwise, very wrapped up in their own problems and prejudices.
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#34 Post by Fia » June 17th, 2014, 9:02 pm

Sometimes, Dave, folk don't know they are bothered until some good person makes the effort to point out why they probably should be. It just takes sociability to find an opening in conversation, just as in the days before social media :)

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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#35 Post by Dave B » June 17th, 2014, 9:15 pm

Fia wrote:Sometimes, Dave, folk don't know they are bothered until some good person makes the effort to point out why they probably should be. It just takes sociability to find an opening in conversation, just as in the days before social media :)
True, I have tried to use evidence and logic to change minds. Most of those I have any influence at all with are about my age and feel it is up to the kids to sort these things out, they have "done their bit".

I am going to be honest and admit there are an increasing number of times that I think it is time to stop banging my head on the locked door. If I can support a cause by signing a petition or offering a few quid I will do so. But, like my half-joking comment about "sponsored demonstrators", I now tend to leave the active stuff to others. I help salve my conscience by giving £25+ a month to charities and then allow myself to try to relax and enjoy good books (IMHO), food, drink and company.
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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#36 Post by Alan H » June 26th, 2014, 10:55 pm

Major news to announce...

Damning report by Sir Robert Francis QC

This was written by Sir Robert and has the support of Prof Sir Ian Kennedy QC. These are two highly respected lawyers and the Government cannot just ignore them.

And we have published a much-expanded and updated: What is wrong with the Bill?

The Second Reading in the House of Lords is tomorrow at 10am: Watch the Second Reading in the House of Lords tomorrow

It's not clear which side of the fence the 21 speakers are (other than Lords Saatchi and Woolf), but Joan Bakewell has put her name down - she is usually a voice of reason so hopefully she will talk sense into them.

I can now put my feet up for the rest of the day!

Oh, and there could be coverage on the news tomorrow, but we're still considering whether to put someone up to be interviewed - I'll explain after it happens.
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#37 Post by Alan H » November 12th, 2014, 11:54 pm

This is a major coup for us: Over 100 of the UK’s leading Cancer specialists oppose the ‘Saatchi Bill’

Letter (on our website at the link above along with the press release), article and leader in today's Times.
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#38 Post by Alan H » November 28th, 2014, 12:49 am

Another great article speaking out against the Medical Innovation Bill, this time in the prestigious The Lancet Oncology: Undermining the Hippocratic Oath: the Medical Innovation Bill

It pulls no punches.
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#39 Post by Alan H » January 27th, 2015, 10:16 am

This, by Andy Lewis, is inspired: How to Get Bad Law That Nobody Supports Through Parliament
Let us imagine an ex-advertising man called Lord Scratchy. After, his old PR firm, Itchy and Scratchy helped the Tory party win elections, he has now been given a seat in the House of Lords. Still working in PR, with many large American Breweries using his skills, he now introduces a Private Members’ Bill into the Lords which he calls the Free Beer Bill.
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#40 Post by Alan H » February 16th, 2015, 9:44 am

If you know nothing about the Saatchi Bill, read this: Lord Saatchi and the medical anecdote PR machine

It is a blistering attack that demolishes every single aspect of this dangerous and unnecessary bill including the PR campaign that has pushed it thus far.
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The Saatchi Bill

#41 Post by Alan H » February 28th, 2015, 10:54 pm

I would trust nothing the Telegraph - the Bill's 'media partner' - or Nutt or Saatchi says, but:

Fury as Lib Dems kill off Saatchi Bill
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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