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    Re: Eurovision

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    Reminded me of the Kenny Everett sketch obscured with staged fog, captioned with a sign "A foggy day in London town" the F toppled over, followed by an apology for the F in fog...........still makes me laugh.
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    Re: Eurovision

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    under any other circumstances, wouldn't that be considered as being classed as bribery?
    A bribe is a secret illegal payment made to a person who has no authority to take the money. It's not a bribe if it isn't secret, or isn't illegal, or isn't unauthorized. The word you're looking for is entry fee.
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    Re: Eurovision

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    A bribe is a secret illegal payment made to a person who has no authority to take the money. It's not a bribe if it isn't secret, or isn't illegal, or isn't unauthorized. The word you're looking for is entry fee.
    Ah, so the donations made to the Conservative Party in order to attain massive Government Contracts, because they are declared & not secret, can just be classed as Entry Fees.

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    If "in order to attain" is true then the purpose of the donations wasn't declared, was secret, and they would be bribes. But you can't know that to be true until a court of law says it's so. I would doubt very much that it is true.
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    Re: Eurovision

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    If "in order to attain" is true then the purpose of the donations wasn't declared, was secret, and they would be bribes. But you can't know that to be true until a court of law says it's so. I would doubt very much that it is true.
    Oh, but of course it can't be true. It's pure coincidence that the same Party Donors just happen to have massive interests in the corporations that get handed the best contracts. Who could possibly imagine anything else?

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    Re: Eurovision

    Where the heck did The Eurovision Song Contest thread bugger off to ?
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    Re: Eurovision

    We're discussing how the organizers generate funding.
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    Re: Eurovision

    Don't they have a donations tin any more then ?
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    Re: Eurovision

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    Apparently not. Apparently the financing of the competition is achieved by guaranteeing a place in the Final to Countries outside of Europe such as Australia, in exchange for sufficient money to run the show, and we're to call this process bribery.
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