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Eurostar travellers face disruption if there's a no-deal Brexit, and subscribers to services such as Netflix and Spotify may not be able use them while abroad...
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  • Nick_CNick_C Forumite
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    More sensational reporting on Brexit.

    To quote from your own article:-
    A spokesperson for Eurostar said: "We are having constructive conversations with the governments on Brexit and will continue to do so.

    "At this point in time, we plan and expect to maintain services on the existing basis and timetable following Brexit."

    In the event of a deal it is hoped that services wouldn't be disrupted. The Government says that "given the large amount of trade and citizens travelling" on cross-border services, it hopes an agreement can be made.

    Netflix has hit back and said: "UK Netflix subscribers are able to access Netflix everywhere in the world that Netflix is available and will continue to do so once the UK leaves the EU."
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    Do you not think perhaps the companies that may have their services affected by Brexit would perhaps have at least some interest in playing down the effect it'll have on them Nick? Not saying they're wrong but these papers cover for the worst case scenario...
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    MSE_Callum wrote: »
    Do you not think perhaps the companies that may have their services affected by Brexit would perhaps have at least some interest in playing down the effect it'll have on them Nick? Not saying they're wrong but these papers cover for the worst case scenario...

    Or do you think you are sensationalising something that doesn't have a quantifiable outcome yet?
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    Or do you think you are sensationalising something that doesn't have a quantifiable outcome yet?
    The papers are about what could happen if there's no deal as it says in the headline. Would it be more responsible to publish nothing - no possible outcome or possible scenario at all - until after it actually happens, or let people know, with caveats so they can prepare?
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    MSE_Callum wrote: »
    The papers are about what could happen if there's no deal as it says in the headline. Would it be more responsible to publish nothing - no possible outcome or possible scenario at all - until after it actually happens, or let people know, with caveats so they can prepare?

    The headline is actually what I take issue with. It's sensationalism at it's best.

    Prepare for what? Netflix when you're outside the UK......

    Eurostar? You know there was a time we didn't have it....

    Is it more responsible to publish nothing? Perhaps, if the alternative is scare mongering, then yes. But I don't read MSE for it's political content or balanced reporting......thankfully.
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    MSE_Callum wrote: »
    The papers are about what could happen if there's no deal as it says in the headline. Would it be more responsible to publish nothing - no possible outcome or possible scenario at all - until after it actually happens, or let people know, with caveats so they can prepare?

    Lots of things could happen.
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  • Nick_CNick_C Forumite
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    The sensationalism is in the headline.

    And at a time when Remainers are conspiring to frustrate the democratic decision of the UK Electorate, this sort of reporting annoys people.

    You could have factually stated "The Government has published the latest in a series of papers on what might happen if we leave the EU without an agreement. These latest papers cover transportation and broadcasting.

    You might even have provided a link to the papers.

    But that would not have been sensational.

    Or you could have said the Government has published its latest impact assessments on Brexit, but remain confident that a deal will be reached.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/how-to-prepare-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal#history
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    Nick_C wrote: »
    The sensationalism is in the headline.

    And at a time when Remainers are conspiring to frustrate the democratic decision of the UK Electorate, this sort of reporting annoys people.

    You could have factually stated "The Government has published the latest in a series of papers on what might happen if we leave the EU without an agreement. These latest papers cover transportation and broadcasting.

    You might even have provided a link to the papers.

    But that would not have been sensational.

    Or you could have said the Government has published its latest impact assessments on Brexit, but remain confident that a deal will be reached.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/how-to-prepare-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal#history

    Nick, that would not have caused the stir that MSE "reports" like to provoke.

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    edited 12 October 2018 at 5:21PM
    Nick_C wrote: »
    The sensationalism is in the headline.

    And at a time when Remainers are conspiring to frustrate the democratic decision of the UK Electorate, this sort of reporting annoys people.

    You could have factually stated "The Government has published the latest in a series of papers on what might happen if we leave the EU without an agreement. These latest papers cover transportation and broadcasting.

    You might even have provided a link to the papers.

    But that would not have been sensational.

    Or you could have said the Government has published its latest impact assessments on Brexit, but remain confident that a deal will be reached.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/how-to-prepare-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal#history

    :T :T :T

    Nor that would be responsible balanced, informative reporting!
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  • Nick_CNick_C Forumite
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    Nick, that would not have caused the stir that MSE "reports" like to provoke.

    I despair at this site sometimes, it's like going back to Kindergarten.

    The best thing about this site is the Forum! There is some good advice in here if you can sort the wheat from the chaff.
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