The BBC is happily stoking a New Year revolution reporting with glee every claim by Labour, the Unions, charities and interest groups that they can lay their hands on which attack the government in any way possible.
It seems that anybody with an anti-government message can have their say on the BBC…but what is more telling is what the BBC is not telling……
Today the BBC are having a field day with the newly released Service Sector economic figures using the Purchasing Manager’s Index which show a downturn in sales……
UK service sector activity falls in December
Activity in the UK’s services sector fell for the first time in two years in December, a survey has suggested, raising fears of yet another recession.
The PMI services index from Markit/CIPS fell to 48.9 in December, down from 50.2 in November. Any score below 50 indicates the sector is shrinking.
In November they used the same PMI to show a slow down in manufacturing…..
Weak demand shrinks UK manufacturing sector in November
The UK’s manufacturing sector shrank in November at its fastest pace in 18 months as global demand weakened, a survey has indicated.
The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 47.6 in November, its lowest level since June 2009, from 47.8 in October.
Today the BBC give us figures from Germany showing they are growing…
Germany retail sales higher in 2012
Retail sales in Germany rose as much as 2.1% last year as Europe’s largest economy took the eurozone debt crisis in its stride, according to the Federal Statistical Office.
In December the BBC gave us figures showing Chinese manufacturing was growing….
China manufacturing picks up momentum, data shows
Manufacturing activity in China has continued to rebound in November as two sets of figures have shown the industry is now expanding.
HSBC said its Purchasing Managers’ Index hit a 13-month high, while on Saturday the government’s version of the same index touched a 7-month high.
What is missing? What is missing is any reports of economic good news from the BBC….
A couple of days ago the same Markit company released PMI figures showing British manufacturing was growing….. the Guardian reported that…even the Economic Times in India reported it…but as far as I can see our very own British Broadcasting Corporation didn’t…not on the website nor on the radio……
UK manufacturing activity hits 15-month high
Manufacturing PMI rise takes it above the 50-mark that separates growth from contraction for the first time since March
UK manufacturing PMI hits 15-month high in December: Markit
LONDON: British factory activity jumped unexpectedly in December to grow at its fastest pace since September 2011, a survey showed on Wednesday, raising the chance that the economy eked out growth at the end of 2012.
The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to a 15-month high of 51.4 in December from an upwardly revised 49.2 in November – a far stronger increase than any predicted in a Reuters poll of 24 economists.
No Good News is, er, Good News for the BBC.
What else has the BBC failed to reveal to us which coincidentally fits in with their own political agenda?
On Wednesday we had a report on the potential conflict of interest (1 hr 7 mins) when MPs take money from industry lobbyists…..apparently they are vulnerable to being manipulated by lobby groups.
Today we had a report on Hundreds of GPs who could have possible financial conflicts of interest with the new ways of working and controlling budgets.
Odd then how the BBC fails to examine the extensive Green Industry interests of MP Tim Yeo who is the ‘The conflicted chairman of the Energy and Climate Change select committee’ as revealed in great detail by Guido Fawkes.
Someone who is so powerful and influential in guiding government green policy and industry direction and yet is also deeply involved in that industry. And yet the BBC ignores that.
Just as it brushed under the carpet Roger Harrabin’s small matter of £15,000 gifted to his CMEP group by the Tyndall Centre, not to mention his ‘vulnerability to manipulation by lobbyists’…..’This week, campaigner Jo Abbess is boasting about how she browbeat the BBC into modifying a story about Global Warming’.….Harrabin bowed before her might…“Have a look in 10 minutes and tell me you are happier. We have changed headline and more.”
What else has the BBC recently ignored?
A year or so ago the BBC told us that Christianity was ‘flourishing’ in the Middle East, even stating that Christians in Gaza were getting on famously with the Islamic extremists Hamas.
Things must have changed drastically since then but the BBC seem not to want to look too closely at what Muslims are doing to Christians:
Christianity at risk of wipe-out in the Middle East, warns new Civitas study
Christianity is in serious danger of being wiped out in its biblical heartlands because of Islamic oppression, according to a new report from a leading independent think-tank.
But Western politicians and media largely ignore the widespread persecution of Christians in the Middle East and the wider world because they are afraid they will be accused of racism.
Another recent Civitas report that slams Cameron for doling out billions in foreign aid money purely to fund his Party’s new ‘not nasty’ image was ignored by the BBC….the BBC of course love handing over money to third world countries and so regardless of a chance to bash the Tories they look to the ‘greater good’ in their opinion and ignore the bad…..
The 250-page Civitas publication, Aiding and Abetting, written by foreign correspondent Jonathan Foreman
“The powerful momentum behind current aid policy seems to have much to do with the Conservative Party leadership’s ongoing drive to ‘detoxify’ its ‘brand’ and market itself as ‘compassionate’. To the extent that an increase in foreign development aid serves this public relations purpose, its effectiveness or lack thereof at delivering a better life and future for various poor peoples around the world is presumably beside the point, although at $11 billion per annum it amounts to one of the most expensive marketing campaigns in history.”
“To ‘rebrand’ his party and cement the Coalition with the Lib Dems, David Cameron is apparently willing to take advantage of the real generosity of British people and simultaneously make life more miserable for the handicapped, the elderly and the otherwise vulnerable.
“It means that a set of policies trumpeted as manifesting generosity is in fact a cynical, ruthless and morally reprehensible con-job pushed by marketing gurus for whom their real-world effects in the underdeveloped world are largely irrelevant.”
The BBC normally leaps at any chance to repeat lurid criticisms of Cameron or the Tories such as May’s ‘Nasty Party’ comment, Mitchell’s supposed ‘Pleb’ comment and Nadine Dorries’ ‘Arrogant Posh boys’ comment. All quiet here though.
No News is Good News if it would otherwise conflict with the BBC’s own interests.