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    I've been working with a chap who has dealings with Rolls Royce, and apparently they are opening up 4 new factories either securing or creating 800 jobs. Googling "rolls royce expansion" shows it to indeed be true... example

    Big news, one would have thought? Funnily enough it barely gets a mention in most of the UK media - and nothing at all from the BBC. Had it been the loss of 800 jobs, I suspect it would have had loads of coverage.

    Funny ol' thing eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PM-Junkie View Post
    I've been working with a chap who has dealings with Rolls Royce, and apparently they are opening up 4 new factories either securing or creating 800 jobs. Googling "rolls royce expansion" shows it to indeed be true... example

    Big news, one would have thought? Funnily enough it barely gets a mention in most of the UK media - and nothing at all from the BBC. Had it been the loss of 800 jobs, I suspect it would have had loads of coverage.

    Funny ol' thing eh?
    Rolls-Royce is a sunny manufacturing story all round really...

    The media (and the BBC in particular) aren't interested in these feel-good stories though.
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    Jacko your link is not showing anything !

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    Oops!

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    Please explain how the Chicago Tribune is part of the UK media....and as far as the BBC is concerned, I would hardly call a single sentence in a story entitled "rolls royce on target in 2009" fully reporting the story. I guarantee that had it been shedding 800 jobs, the BBC (or the reporting wing of new labour, as some people call it) would have made this the main item on it's bulletins that day.

    The BBC won't be giving prominence to stories such as this just yet bacause labour needs the recovery to start nearer the election to maximise the political benefit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PM-Junkie View Post
    I've been working with a chap who has dealings with Rolls Royce, and apparently they are opening up 4 new factories either securing or creating 800 jobs. Googling "rolls royce expansion" shows it to indeed be true... example

    Big news, one would have thought? Funnily enough it barely gets a mention in most of the UK media - and nothing at all from the BBC. Had it been the loss of 800 jobs, I suspect it would have had loads of coverage.

    Funny ol' thing eh?
    So according to CUK on the one hand, the BBC is a Labour mouthpiece, but on the other it only writes stories about how things are going badly under them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    So according to CUK on the one hand, the BBC is a Labour mouthpiece, but on the other it only writes stories about how things are going badly under them?
    see post #6
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    It was on BFBS news last week with a long section about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by PM-Junkie View Post
    Please explain how the Chicago Tribune is part of the UK media....and as far as the BBC is concerned, I would hardly call a single sentence in a story entitled "rolls royce on target in 2009" fully reporting the story. I guarantee that had it been shedding 800 jobs, the BBC (or the reporting wing of new labour, as some people call it) would have made this the main item on it's bulletins that day.

    The BBC won't be giving prominence to stories such as this just yet bacause labour needs the recovery to start nearer the election to maximise the political benefit.
    OK, I've removed the Chicago Tribune link. Have some more to compensate

    http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/busi...ing.5501717.jp

    http://www.birminghampost.net/newsvi...65233-24258980

    http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/bu...tes.5502642.jp

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5219758.stm

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