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    Hi,

    I am not quite sure about the meaning of the underlined sentence. Please do me a favor.


    Given its responsibilities as a trustee in the national interests, BBC could not be seen to be expressing a partisan position, especially in matters of public policy Indeed, anxieties expressed by members of the main political parties that the BBC could ultimately appropriate for itself the status of a forum for national debate to match that of Parliament led, in turn, to the implementation of the 'fourteen-day rule' beginning on 10 February 1944.


    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: fourteen-day rule

    I'll have to come back to you on that, because I am unaware of the 14-day rule.

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    Hi mei,

    I am not a teacher.

    Hope this helps.

    From google search:-
    10 February - Start of self-imposed '14 Day Rule' which forbid BBC to broadcast material on subjects due to be debated in Parliament.
    1945


    It seems to be a self imposed blocking of information.

    The underlined text in your example looks like it may be a withrawal of this rule which could undermine or effect the outcome of a parliamentary debate about a particular subject.

    :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by John D
    Hi mei,

    I am not a teacher.

    Hope this helps.

    From google search:-
    10 February - Start of self-imposed '14 Day Rule' which forbid BBC to broadcast material on subjects due to be debated in Parliament.
    1945


    It seems to be a self imposed blocking of information.

    The underlined text in your example looks like it may be a withrawal of this rule which could undermine or effect the outcome of a parliamentary debate about a particular subject.

    :o
    You sure came through with that one. Apparently, nobody else had heard of that.

    8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John D
    Hi mei,

    I am not a teacher.

    Hope this helps.

    From google search:-
    10 February - Start of self-imposed '14 Day Rule' which forbid BBC to broadcast material on subjects due to be debated in Parliament.
    1945


    It seems to be a self imposed blocking of information.

    The underlined text in your example looks like it may be a withrawal of this rule which could undermine or effect the outcome of a parliamentary debate about a particular subject.

    :o
    Thanks- nice to see you again.

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    Here's the exact information about the rule:

    The “Fourteen Day Rule” started during the Second World War as an emergency measure prohibiting broadcast debate of any matter to be debated in Parliament in the following fortnight.
    http://www.election.demon.co.uk/pt2.html
    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Here's the exact information about the rule:

    The “Fourteen Day Rule” started during the Second World War as an emergency measure prohibiting broadcast debate of any matter to be debated in Parliament in the following fortnight.
    http://www.election.demon.co.uk/pt2.html
    :D
    That rule hasn't been in existence for quite a while, has it?

    8)

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    If it still exists, the press ignore it.

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