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    Default Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    What a twat!

    Didn't see all the details, however, I gathered a few friends bought toy dinghies and got swept 2 miles down the coast .... they had a mobile phone on them ...

    Peter Cardy's advice .... wear a lifejacket when at sea ....


    FFS you stupid twat - they didn't need lifejackets - they shouldn't be out there in a toy dinghy to start with. LJ's would have done NOTHING for them, they were in an inflatable!

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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    Yet again, turning idiots into celebrities on the telly... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    I got the feeling that this was a piece using the BBC propoganda channel by the MCGA et al as a start of their wear a lifejacket even in the bath promotions. The 'dinghy', labelled for pool use only, of course should have been registered, it's registration number painted on it, the crew should have had qualification to at least Dazed Kipper or PB level 2, and of course it should have carried full safety gear including an in date liferaft.
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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    I got the feeling that this was a piece using the BBC propoganda channel by the MCGA et al as a start of their wear a lifejacket even in the bath promotions. The 'dinghy', labelled for pool use only, of course should have been registered, it's registration number painted on it, the crew should have had qualification to at least Dazed Kipper or PB level 2, and of course it should have carried full safety gear including an in date liferaft.
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    The MCA guy, did point out that the 'dinghy', was clearly labelled on the fabric in 7 languages, which the users had not read, that it was a 'TOY' & should only be used in a pool.

    He also stated that he personally used the BBC TV weather forecast to check wind direction. Must be getting a different signal to me then, since wind direction seems to be subordinate to temperature/rain/sun & is only on briefly.

    On my local BBC TV weather, they show an excellent 5 day forecast in 'cartoon' format. However, as you read from left-right, it suddenly vanishes. If you blink you miss it. Almost subliminal forecast!

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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

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    He also stated that he personally used the BBC TV weather forecast to check wind direction. Must be getting a different signal to me then, since wind direction seems to be subordinate to temperature/rain/sun & is only on briefly.

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    Someone should point out to him that there is an organisation called HM Coastguard who can provide accurate weather information - oh, he can't say that, can he, as the weather isn't broadcast when they're protesting at the poverty wages he enforces...
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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    Has it occurred to you people that he may not have actually been talking to you?

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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    Nope ... ppl who get interviewed on TV usually speak to anyone that listens .....

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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    I didn't see this interview, so can't make a definite judgement. However, regardless of his target audience, the message should be sensible. ie along the lines of "don't go to sea in toys that are designed for use in swimming pools".

    I do hope the message didn't come across as "it's safe to go to sea in a toy as long as you wear a lifejacket".

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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    Reminds me of an incident quite a few years ago - A young girl who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable false teeth
    was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coastguard spokesman commented, "this sort of thing is all too common". (The Times)



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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    Yes...I remember that one.

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