The BBC's Charter and its Producers Guidelines state:
...'Due impartiality lies at the heart of the BBC. All programs and services should be open minded, fair and show a respect for truth? [BBC reports should] contain comprehensive, authoritative and impartial coverage of news and current affairs in the United Kingdom and throughout the world??
Not a good start to the New Year seeing on last nights news inebriated idiots clogging up A & E. A doctor has called for police to prosecute drunks and that the soft touch isn't working.
I have a better idea. Unless drunks have injured themselves, or been attacked through alcohol - the police or bystanders shouldn't call an ambulance to take some numpty to A & E where they are already overstretched. Leave them where they lie.
Drunks are mollycoddled, especially binge drinkers. You can get totally legless and have fun. Then you fall down in a stupor and taken in a warm ambulance to an even warmer hospital, where you can throw up to your hearts content, without having to clean it up, and I believe some drunk people soil themselves just to add to the lovely odour.
Years ago you were either taken home by your friends where you would get a berating from your parents, or left to sleep it off on the streets. If these stupid people weren't mollycoddled and left until the cold start of day covered in vomit, you might think twice about getting rat arsed.
These selfish people are clogging up our beds and preventing seriously ill patients from getting the treatment they deserve.
Shame the hypocratic oath means that staff have to treat everyone, no matter what.
At present, the BBC is only answerable to itself in deciding its standards and coverage. How does it measure up to what you consider good quality, and impartial and unbiased reporting as required by its charter? All TV viewers in the UK are forced by law to pay for this 'service'. Do you believe that what is received truly 'serves' the society, - or merely increases the problems within it?
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