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1917 days ago

The Orwellian BBC - another good reason to refuse to pay your license today: Ansbach

I have noted HERE that the BBC will do anything it can not to report that a Moslem has killed Westerners in a terror attack. And when it is finally forced to accept that the latest atrocity was (as per usual) committed by an Islamist it makes all sorts of excuses. These days its Orwellian spin is in overdrive but with the Ansbach attack it surpassed itself. Who was the victim? Yes you got it in one did you not? As you can see below...

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1954 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: How Spin works but cant polish a turd - UK Oil & Gas Special for David Bick

In this bonus podcast I explain how financial PR men such as David  "Don't come to my manor or I'll ave you" Bick try to polish turds, to spin for AIM listed clients. My case study is UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and its big news of yesterday. I refer to a lamentable piece of "product placement" by David "the Guv'nor" Bick in City AM HERE. I also explain why UK Oil & Gas did the deal it did and why it's placing ahoy as questions go unanswered.

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1993 days ago

The Biased BBC follows the ludicrous Labour spin after election setbacks

The council seats being contested on May 5 2016 were last fought in 2012. Thus the only fair comparison was with the vote 4 years ago. Somehow someone got hold of Labour's internal spin plan which was to compare the vote to that in 2015 ( when Labour did dreadfully) and so last night could then be painted as a less than disaster.

Of course 

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3238 days ago

Spin & bullying – sure signs of a placing on the way

As private investors we have come to loathe private placings. If the shares are 10p before City fund managers are made insiders they are 8p by the time a placing is completed as somehow word seeps out. about any AIM listed stock. Odd that. And so the placing is done at a 20% discount to 8p and a stock which you were paying a share price of 10.25p a week ago is suddenly being offered to institutions only at 6.4p. It is not as if the fund managers are any more likely to be long terms holders than you are. They will spiv the shares out at 8p given half the chance and so boast of a 25% return in 2 weeks.

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