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mei

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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.


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

:eek:
 

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John D said:
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.

:eek:

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

8)
 

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John D said:
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.

:eek:

Thanks- nice to see you again. :roll:
 

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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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tdol said:
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?

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If it still exists, the press ignore it. ;-)
 
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