How the BBC loves Labour harpie Caroline Flint. She was given great prominence on Question Time last week and today her attack on the Coalition’s energy policy is the lead story in the UK.  What amazes me is the way in which the BBC co-operates fully with Labour revisionism of political history. It is if 1997-2010 never happened. (However the Thatcher years must never be forgotten.) The hyopocrisy from Flint and co is staggering but the BBC never actually challenges the meme. I suppose that is because they agree with it.

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  1. As I See It says:

    Add an appearance on Newsnight to Flint’s BBC access all areas golden ticket.


    Interview with Kirsy Wark from c6.40 to 11.00 – if you can stomach it.

    As a caution I should point out that in four minutes Flint manages to use Kirsty’s name no less than five times.

    All girls together.

    You have to admire the BBC’s brass neck in attempting to pretend that this was a serious questioning of Labour policy. First Citizeness Allegra Stratten trashes David Cameron’s policy in the intro piece.

    Comrade Kirsty’s natural instinct is inevitably to attack from the left. Flash back to pre 2010 BBC techniques. Well why not nationalise the power industry?

    The Paxo award for bulldog-like tenacity?

    No, of course not. This is Girl’s-Night.

    (at 7.50)

    Flint: “Can I just finish this point, because it’s important..”

    Wark: (subdued but just audible) “Yeah”.


  2. chrisH says:

    You` d never have thought that the fiasco of energy ratings passports for hoses and those godawful Home Information Packs were the brainchild( well ,aborted foetus) of Flint, Cooper and the other homewreckers of New Labour .
    They had thirteen years-and THAT was their contribution to energy and bills etc…but that was then, we are where we are and a line is drawn etc.
    How a Liam Byrne or a Flint, a Cooper or a Reid dare talk about anything that is crap today-well, only the BBC provide such Brasso for their necks!
    And Camerons idea on energy tarriffs MAY be sheer bollocks-who knows yet?…but it`s the first time in living memory that such Soviet-style control from Whitehall has NOT been fawned over and eulogised by the BBC as “good for Gaia, sticking it to Big Oil etc”.
    If Milipede had said that this was Labour policy, imagine the corks popping in Beeb Houses….oh dear, it`s Tory…oh dear…does not compute…abort…


    • #88 says:

      ‘…And Camerons idea on energy tarriffs MAY be sheer bollocks-who knows yet?…but it`s the first time in living memory that such Soviet-style control from Whitehall has NOT been fawned over and eulogised by the BBC as “good for Gaia, sticking it to Big Oil etc”….’

      But the shere speed with which the BBC went for Cameron on this and mobilised the ‘voices-off’ was quite remarkable, even for the BBC. Such was their thrashing and trashing last night, I reckon they must be worried that Cameron is on to something…unless they are trying to distract us from a little local difficulty!


  3. chrisH says:

    Hoses?….houses surely!(line 1)


    • Demon says:

      I took my hose on holiday, the visa application was difficult.


      • chrisH says:

        I am now reclining on my chaise longue with an assortment of appropriate smelling salts.
        Anybody know the number of Harriet Harman Humour Helpline?…I feel a cause coming on, and the compo would be nice for Christmas!
        Prepared to send you a retainer Mr Demon, if you`re prepared to be the lighning rod for this whole area of ” the abuse of language”….no wonder Sir James of Wood Lane confined himself to “owzabout that thens, gyzangals” and such like!


  4. michael holloway says:

    Lady in red “ooh”


    • Bob says:

      Yes I would but maybe a gag to stop the usual platitudes of ‘you’re taking advantage of me’


  5. prole says:

    By being abusive in the opening line, David reduces any sensible argument to the level of the gutter. He never learns that being unpleasant rebounds on the person making the remarks. It also undermines their credibility and the site. So keep it up David!


    • Guest Who says:

      ‘In earlier versions of Greek myth, Harpies were described as beautiful, winged maidens.’
      But true, I don’t think this was his intention, despite her obviously being a poster girl for the non-sexualisation of women in positions of power and a role model for many a young girl on how to get a head in politics.
      So maybe he was simply being descriptive?
      ‘..one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food’
      For a Labour pol… close enough.
      But, keep up with the credibility meme and obsessing about the author as opposed to the argument.
      Always a winner.


      • Ron Todd says:

        How to get ahead in politics.
        Start with a posh rich family that have the right contacts go to a good public school get recognised as a spokesperson for a perceived persecuted minority guaranteeing plenty of good covarage on the BBC.

        The rest is down to ability and ethical standards.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      No mirrors at your house?


    • chrisH says:

      That`s not abuse prole!
      Abuse is screwing the taxpayer for every penny whilst you house paedophiles at licence fee expense-yet rail at the Catholic Church for doing something akin to the same( but never Islam…got that?)
      Abuse is sneering at fat cats who dodge taxes, whilst you coin it in from the taxpayer-and employ accountants to do exactly the same things as the fat cats do.
      Harpie-Harmon-Harpic…who gives a stuff prole?
      Stop majoring on minor details eh?…your BBC apologies aren`t likely to get you into the BBC or the Labour Party or the Guardian….just think for yourself what the BBC has become.


    • hippiepooter says:

      Prole, try giving your advice to the Hon Caronline Flint MP. She is surely the most unpleasant person in British politics.


  6. johnnythefish says:

    Yet another example of BBC bias and its compliance with the Labour ‘year zero’ narrative.

    It is staggeringly mindblowingly gobsmacking that even the BBC, EVEN the BBC, are now so arrogant with their bias that they stick two fingers up by not making the obvious statement/challenge: ‘but you did nothing about this for 13 years’. As with Burnham on his criticism of the government’s ‘kicking into the long grass’ of the care for the elderley issue, it is like Labour were never in government.

    Shameless bias which will surely be defended by scottnickdez any moment now.

    The floor is yours, boys (or girls)….


  7. JimS says:

    Announce a policy fully-formed and the government is blamed for not consulting, announce a proposal to introduce legislation and the government is blamed for not having firm ideas.

    Either way I can’t think this energy story is the most important news item. Most ordinary people probably hadn’t even noticed or took it with a pinch of salt yet apparently ‘we’ are all running around like headless chickens , locked into the Labour-lite ‘shambles’ meme.


  8. Steve says:

    The problem that I have with Ms. Flint is that from a distance & in a provocative pose, she actually looks attractive. But when the camera goes for a close-up & she bares her teeth, & in glorious HD, she’s actually quite….minging ! YUCK ! Same feeling I get with dried-up prune Kirsty Wark. Maybe that’s why they get along so well.


  9. the sheep says:

    She is gorgeous from a distance, but when you get close her teeth are like a row of bombed houses. I walked through the church yard tonight and looked up at the church, I thought the labour front bench were looking down on me but alas no, it was the gargoyles.


  10. George R says:

    High-cost greenie Beeboids have their own anti-nuclear power agenda.

    They want UK to follow the disastrous energy ‘policies’ of Germany.

    A ‘RT’ report:

    “Ideology trumps reason as Germans pay the price for abandoning nuclear power”


    And look at the biased Beeboid plug for an anti-nuclear power demo in England:-

    “Hinkley Point: Weekend of protest planned”


    Christopher Booker, ‘Sunday Telegraph’ (Sept 2011):

    “The lights may go out in Germany even sooner than in Britain.
    “Germany’s energy policy looks like a disaster in the making.”



    • Dysgwr_Cymraeg says:

      ” “The lights may go out in Germany even sooner than in Britain.”

      I’ll wager a tenner they bloody well wont!


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      I remember one of Mark Mardell’s last epistles at the end of his tenure as BBC Socialist Europe editor where he was swooning over a greener Germany.

      How’s that working out now, Mark?


  11. Steve says:

    I watched the Flint performance in the Commons. There was no attempt at rational argument. She reduces debate in out seat of Government to non sequiters and name calling.

    I looked up her CV. You couldn’t make this up. Film Studies at UEA and a series of activist roles soaked in socialist sewage. Incompetents in power kill people; that is what she will do.