RT Today bank accounts to be closed.

  Govan1x 09:44 18 Oct 2016
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Watched this TV News program on and off for a while and and often wondered what the RT was for.Never bothered to Google it but found out it was in the news last night that there bank accounts with some UK banks will be closed within the next 2 months.Of course it stands for Russia Today.

It has been stated that this is nothing to do with the Government and the banks have made their own decisions on this.

Obviously they must know something that we don't so maybe they might explain why to their customers and public.

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  Forum Editor 10:24 18 Oct 2016

RT has on several occasions been ticked off by Ofcom for broadcasting misleading reports on what was happening in Ukraine and Syria.

The broadcaster is effectively a propaganda outlet for the Russian State (which 'sponsors' the company). It will make alternative banking arrangements, but it's an opportunity for Putin's government to make a fuss.

  x123 11:23 18 Oct 2016

According to RBS the account is not closing for RT TV but a separate company.

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  Govan1x 11:35 18 Oct 2016

x123

It will be interesting to see the outcome of that x123 so far the closing of the RT accounts is news all over the world.

If correct someone has made a big bloomer. I of course will stick with the news story but will see what unravels today. Nice post.

  Govan1x 11:50 18 Oct 2016

Interesting x123 so far the RBS is the only ones denying it and can only find one other source which says they are trying to backtrack the statement that RT account would be closed.

No doubt we will find out later on today one way or another.

  x123 12:05 18 Oct 2016

Govan1x

You are right. It is going to be interesting how this story unfolds. On the one hand do we believe Russian propaganda or a statement from RBS?

Difficult :-0)

  Forum Editor 12:42 18 Oct 2016

Sounds to me like a classic example of a good old-fashioned Cold War battle of words.

  Flak999 14:45 18 Oct 2016

Instead of closing their bank accounts, I don't understand why we don't just close down the TV station completely! As has been said previously it is just state sponsored Kremlin propaganda, we would not allow a Daesh sponsored TV station to broadcast, why a Kremlin one?

  Forum Editor 16:04 18 Oct 2016

Flak999

"we would not allow a Daesh sponsored TV station to broadcast, why a Kremlin one?"

Because one is a sovereign State and the other is a terrorist organisation. One is a member of the UN and the other is not a member of anything.

Different States have different ideologies to ours - China, for instance or Indonesia. Would you shut down a Chinese broadcaster simply because it is Chinese?

  Flak999 16:21 18 Oct 2016

Forum Editor

"Different States have different ideologies to ours - China, for instance or Indonesia. Would you shut down a Chinese broadcaster simply because it is Chinese?"

They do indeed, I would shut down a Chinese broadcaster if it were broadcasting blatantly untrue state propaganda, yes! North Korea is a sovereign state and a member of the UN but we would not allow them to broadcast their propaganda on our TV would we?

  bumpkin 20:33 18 Oct 2016

* North Korea is a sovereign state and a member of the UN but we would not allow them to broadcast their propaganda on our TV would we?*

Probably yes if they chose to do so.

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