Saturday, 5 November 2016

Media Coverage of R(Miller) v Secretary of State for exiting the European Union

Media Coverage about Brexit Court Case


Like many media outlets, the BBC coverage of the court case brought by Gina Miller has been totally misleading.

This case was primarily about the British constitution and the Sovereignty of Parliament.

Please read the Court Verdict, at least the summary, and report the facts.

In brief it said If parliament votes to execute plan A and a law is then enacted for Plan A, then the executive cannot repeal Plan A without the authority of Parliament.

Relating this to Article 50, says that Parliament passed an Act to join the EU, therefore Parliament must give its consent to leave the EU.

The court also said that once article 50 is triggered that it cannot be reversed and that triggering article 50 therefore was effectively that statute for leaving the EU.

Most of the so called experts in this case failed, miserably, to identify the proper context and meaning of the case.

Also, please note that if the UK cannot agree terms for leaving the EU, it will leave automatically 2 years after article 50 is triggered, unless there is unanimous agreement by all EU member countries and the UK to grant an extension.

In this case the standard of BBC reporting has fallen far below what is expected and what once gained the BBC their enviable reputation.
In the case of the printed media, their standards have fallen so low that their content would be more appropriate in some fan rag of whichever cause they try to fool the British people with.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Sky Movie Listings

OK! Sky have changed the name to Sky Cinema but it still does not make it any easier to find movies other than the one in special categories.

After watching all the popular movies and you are now looking for something different, you then have to scroll through the full list, alphabetically, using the remote. I usually get stuck a F***.

Sky also only rates movies from 1 to 5, so there is not much granularity, when ordering 1500 movies by rating.

Then you may like to check out Sky Movie Listings at

The site has its own ratings ranging from 0 to 100. Although at the time of writing the Lowest Rated movie was 'Son of the Mask' at 17.8 and the highest rated movie was 'The Godfather' at 81.5

There are some items rated 0 or N/A, but these are mostly specials about movies and you can easily exclude these by entering 0.01 in the Ratings From box.

Currently there are 232 movies rated 40 or below, you probably don't want to waste your time with these.

There are  1,149 movies rated 45+ and most of these are watchable, there are 599 movies rated 60+ which are good movies, and finally there are 168 movies rated 70+ which are really good movies.

The great thing about this website is that you can filter movies by Genre, Certificate, Rating, Year Released, Title, and you can choose the order in which the movies are displayed.

The title search is excellent. You can enter a word(or words) or part of a word from the title and it will find the movie.  To find The Matrix, I can enter just 'Matrix', or I could enter 'Tri Ma'.

Each movie has a link to the sky web site which will tell you when it is on  and if the option is available to either record the movies or download it. Where available there are also links to both the Imdb and Rotten Tomatoes web site for each movie.

So, give a try.