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10Apr

Prince Phillip Dies 9th April

Its with great regret that we learned of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh aged 99, the prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, and passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.


Prince Philip and the Queen had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was born on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921. His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes. His mother, Princess Alice, was a daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

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29Nov

Sevengate the oldest fake news story

Conspiracy theorists and misinformation buffs claim that its about 'free speech' .  They say 'prove' yourself but of course we know that an unsubstantiated lie, will traverse the net 6 times quicker than the truth.

17 years ago our host met  a broadcast industry wannabee, who called herself Seven.  It was at Clarion TV a TV Company that Hannah co owned and attending were figures from across broadcasting keen to hear from newbies.  In short the mysterious lady tanked.  She had no idea about TV treatments, offered ideas that were 30 years out of date ( claiming to create  a format that actually had been created in the 1950s - Come Dancing) and she was forgotten.  

Years later whilst live on air  a Seven crony rocks up with a portfolio of crimes that Richard Hannah and companions purportedly committed.  They included the  7/7, Charlie Hebdo and more recently Grenfell Tower. Seven had  even tried to pursue the matter through the courts - it was struck out.  Once exposed the story it was quickly debunked but not before Charles had garnered support from over 50,000 people in the conspiracy community.  Deluded theorists who handed over to Seven hard earned cash so she could 'fight' me and others she accused.  Later in the series we will feature a conspiracy that took nearly two decades to end and explore the world of the conspiracy theorist.  Have your say on!

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29Nov

A Topic for coming shows

The BLM movement has attracted a lot of attention on an issue that has been largely swept under the carpet.    Instead people debate those issues around racism, deny history, claim the empire was benign or equate other topics to being of equal importance - all so the actual issue should not be tackled. The greatest aide to the racist is apathy.  

I do not believe that the UK , Spain or Ireland are particularly racist countries, however, the majority of the populations just does not care.  It does not impact them and you are talking about something that directly effects just 6% of the UK population.  

However, In England there is a nasty underbelly of people who consider the impacts of slavery and empire an irrelevance and that through sheer accident of birth, they have inherited the 'Great' in Great Britain but on closer examination of their lives their contribution to the condition of the human family is negligible.  The keyboard warriors who want to talk about your roots or proclaim the country was better in the 1950s, 60s, 70s etc. any day have been emboldened.  Its a fascinating topic.  

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29Nov

Covid denial a new post fact Phenomenon

Covid denial is a thing!  A minority of normally positive individuals irrationally explaining away an illness that has traversed the world in three months killing thousands.  Its not the usual  fantasists either, which is fascinating.  Even as logic deserts their claims  they claim the right to infect others and not self edit.  Slamming what they call mainstream media, but not holding their own commentary to any standard save "its my opinion" or " Something doesn't add up"

A normally a sane Mum from revealed the extent of the new phenomenon that is the Facebook keyboard warrior.  Not a virologist and normally non controversial she and her friends seemed to be suffering from some form of cognitive dissonance as they deny that Covid was 'as serious as the mainstream media claimed'.  The tired claim that flu kills more ( but refused to say what number of people dying would be enough for her to close the country) despite the fact we have a flu jab.  She claimed lock down killed more people than the disease without providing any evidence - in fact real evidence is alwas conspicuously absent.  This is effectively trolling people with misinformation dressed up as 'opinion'.  This is a thing - facts and experts are dismissed - opinion is king - Have your say on 'Don't be Afraid of the Dark" - Https://bigh-productions.com

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29Nov

Hypocrisy explored

We live in a world that increasingly lacks authenticity. We vote for politicians who lie continuously like Trump or Johnson.  The posed selfies suggesting we are living the life, pithy facebook posts suggesting we have a hotline to heaven, exaggerated mental conditions, nativism and gesture politics - its not real but we claim it is.  The Vicar and his wife that harbour racist views and lack any warmth towards their fellow humans, the unifying figure rushing to close the door on charity. Would we rather deal with the uncomplicated and insensitive or the duplicitous and insincere?  Have your say on 'Don't be Afraid of the Dark" - Listen to the show here

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