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Old 08 May 2017, 10:11   #1
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Anyone hear BBC Radio 2 this afternoon? They had a phone in about 'speed boats' in relation to the sad incident this weekend in Dumfries.

Highly disappointing that they seemed to concentrate on the negatives of the sport, and then got onto the kill cord incident with Rib Millie - and a lot of generalisation and speculation.
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Typical Jeremy vine!! Never a balanced discussion on any of his subjects.
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I was tempted to call in and express the joy of the trip this weekend Round Bardsey - close to 30 high powered 'speed boats' and many different levels of skill - and only a few minor issues.
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I was tempted to call in and express the joy of the trip this weekend Round Bardsey - close to 30 high powered 'speed boats' and many different levels of skill - and only a few minor issues.
Yes I can understand your feelings as probably all the guys that were at ERR last week did too!
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Highly disappointing that they seemed to concentrate on the negatives of the sport, and then got onto the kill cord incident with Rib Millie - and a lot of generalisation and speculation.
Its "click bait" for the radio. If you want rational or sensible discussion you are on the wrong channel - especially at prime time. The objective is to get lots of listeners not to inform.
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Jeremy Vine is an 4rse, I can't be doing with him.
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Well put Dave he's a prize prat with a boring show time he moved on let's have the full story of this tradgic accident before we make judgments not have so called experts guessing what's happened
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Anyone hear BBC Radio 2 this afternoon? They had a phone in about 'speed boats' in relation to the sad incident this weekend in Dumfries...
I understand it actually was a speedboat - a Fletcher? Speedboats seem to be in the press ATM: Lough Neagh rescue: Couple found clinging to boat - BBC News

The first weeks of sun usually claims a few casualties, be they boaters, swimmers, hikers, bikers, etc - same every year.
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I understand it actually was a speedboat - a Fletcher? Speedboats seem to be in the press ATM: Lough Neagh rescue: Couple found clinging to boat - BBC News

The first weeks of sun usually claims a few casualties, be they boaters, swimmers, hikers, bikers, etc - same every year.


Aye, just thinning out the weeds
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So true. But sometimes it's limited options.
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