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Posted on: May 11, 2010, 03:58:15 PM
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8675265.stm

It will likely be a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Don't worry, the Conservatives are to the left of the Democrats on many issues despite their name (like socialised medicine) and the Liberal Democrats would probably be considered loony communists in the US. The outgoing Labour government couldn't really campaign on change given they've had 13 years in power.

I voted for the first time this election, and I'm happy this result is now confirmed. Cameron can start to fix our national debt now.
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Reply #1 Posted on: May 11, 2010, 04:14:51 PM

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By printing more money, no doubt :-p
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Reply #2 Posted on: May 11, 2010, 04:32:01 PM
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By printing more money, no doubt :-p

By cutting spending a lot, mostly. I hope they'll end Labour's plan of printing money.
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Reply #3 Posted on: May 11, 2010, 04:37:40 PM

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Ism's is probably more accurate. Ideally he'll be doing a bit of that, too.
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Reply #4 Posted on: May 12, 2010, 03:27:13 AM

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I hope Doctor Who doesn't get budget cuts
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Reply #5 Posted on: May 12, 2010, 09:47:04 AM

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It's kinda sad when you have to subsidize a TV show...
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Reply #6 Posted on: May 12, 2010, 02:31:12 PM
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@Ism

What do you mean by subsidise?

@a2h

The BBC is funded via the TV license fee, not taxes, and they won't be cutting that.
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Reply #7 Posted on: May 13, 2010, 10:57:41 AM

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subsidize is when someone gives money to someone else in order to alleviate costs. Usually, subsidizing is the government giving money to a company. Here, it's the government giving fees collected from TV licensing (which is a kind of tax) to the company responsible for developing and airing Dr. Who. As for why Dr. Who needs government handouts, and can't generate money on its own just from having a ton of viewers... is beyond me.
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Reply #8 Posted on: May 13, 2010, 04:26:46 PM
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Oh. Well, the BBC does not advertise, so almost all of its funding is from the license fee.

If it did advertise, it would generate more than enough money to produce Doctor Who. Personally I'd rather pay the money and keep the commercial pressures off so we get high quality, neutral content for a range of audiences. The commercial channels ITV and Channel 4/5 are much poorer quality.
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