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Whoo whoooo!!! Top Gear’s back.  Oh crap.  Chris Evans is in charge….but Joey…not bad…an oversized American Hamster.

Top Gear’s on the road again and it’s pretty much the same…technically…but it’s heart and soul have gone AWOL.  Production values and the elements that made up the original content are there…but the personality?  Where’s it gone?  At Top Gun school in the US, a German racing driver up against a Brit and Evans doesn’t even mention the Battle of Britain…come on!!!

The Old Top Gear was all about the three knobheads mucking about and how they pissed each other off in a matey way.  Evans just doesn’t fit the profile…he’s a schoolboy who made a million selling his internet app….all geek and way too unique…

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The BBC doesn’t understand what made Top Gear Top Gear…the three man team that bounced off each other…two teaming up against one, the insults, banter and knockabout. A two presenter team just doesn’t work like that and Evans and Joey are ill-matched anyway.  The BBC has gone for Stars and the same old Top Gear format which even under Clarkson and Co needed a refit.  The Reliant race to Blackpool?  What was that?  Anti-climactic to say the least…why didn’t Evans just abandon Joey at the roadside as is traditional?  Stars in a reasonably priced car was past its sell-by date long ago and the slightly re-jigged effort with a  ‘rally’ car and a stretch across a field doesn’t do anything to reinvent it….a more interesting car (the Ariel Nomad for instance) and an all rally track would have thrust a bit of nitro up its smoking backside.

Evans lacks the blokeiness or just the massive sized belly of Clarkson to carry it off….get rid of the glasses, grow a beard, man up Evans!

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Oh….he’s had ago….

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Nah…he’ll have to go, he just doesn’t cut it.

Who does?  Back in the ghetto where the diverse BBC have sidelined the black guy (Rory Reid) and the asian guy (Chris Harris) on Top Gear: Extra Gear we get the real Top Gear, the Old Top Gear with a bit of genuinely funny interaction and grab your attention TV….add in Sabine Schmitz, or comedian Chris Ramsay, and you’ve got a programme that is natural and watchable….Joey and Evans?…not so much.

Reid’d grow into the Clarkson part as he matures and makes the programme his own…..The BBC seem to have tamed Reid a bit…he is capable of a more Clarksonesque approach as his promo video shows. Playing it safe on his first big break?  Harris is already there….James May but less floral…and Sabine Schmitz….strong, funny chararcter….almost too much character.

The BBC have got it wrong on the presenters…dump Evans and put these three in charge of the big show.

 

 

 

 

Hot Chicks And Guns…Welcome to BBTV

 

 

 

Fed up with the PC pap that the millionaire comics of the BBC serve up to you?  Fed up being lectured on poverty and austerity by the Hampstead millionaire militants whose most traumatic life experience was finding out that Waitrose had run out of Houmous? Fed up with smart-arse middle-class righteous radicals whose whole comic routine consists solely of shouting ‘Trump’ and sniggering with a sneer at the irony of the foreign named ‘Faradge’?

Fed up with all that smarmy smugness and self-righteous cleverness?

Get your fill of Redneck humour at BBTV…..it’s the real deal….Here’s Mat Best, taken his show on tour to Iraq and Afghanistan, been there, done that, not just read about it in the Guardian and the Notting Hill Gazette…..

Real comedy for real men….If you’re easily offended by hot chicks, guns and liberal tears…lie back, shut your eyes and think of Brussels…….

 

 

The Bikini Snap?  If only it were true……

    

Last Rites For The Last Whites

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It has been brought to my attention that we have been wasting our time on this site.  BBC bias? Nonsense!  What bias?  We have been cherry-picking selective examples of bias whilst ignoring the proliferation of good, unbiased journalism and programming that the BBC broadcasts so regularly.  The most recent evidence for this is a controversial programme broadcast recently called ‘Last Whites of the East End’.  This programme was Alf Garnet, Enoch Powell and Hitler-loving Boris Johnson all rolled into one large racist tract that polluted the airwaves with its toxic message of hate.  The BBC should be ashamed of itself.

So the BBC has become the propaganda arm of the BNP…the proof of that?  The outraged outpourings of demented Twitterati who have declared that the programme was racist…apparently it was “white supremacist propaganda”.  Not sure how they came to that conclusion as the whites were fleeing London.  Doesn’t seem like much of a plan for a budding empire builder does it?  I have to think that it is not wise to confuse the frenzied zealotry of the Lefty Twitterati with reality and can only conclude that some people have not actually watched the programme before commenting, or haven’t actually understood what was going on, or are being disingenuous and trying a bit too hard to be clever.

If they had watched the programme, and I have, they would have seen that it is standard BBC fare, not dissimilar to the last programme that the BBC broadcast on the same subject when one of their own Asian reporters felt the need to condemn the BBC’s anti-White prejudice…

Sarah Mukherjee, the environment correspondent, who grew up on a predominantly white council estate in Essex, said that BBC2’s White season risked reinforcing the stereotype of the white working class as violent and racist alcoholics who live on benefits.

The reporter, who is Asian, made the comments after Richard Klein, the BBC’s commissioning editor for documentaries, said that the corporation had been “brave” to make a series of programmes about the “prejudices, alienation, fears and confusion” of the white working class….Mukherjee said “listening to the patronising conversations in some newsrooms you’d think white, working-class Britain is one step away from anarchy, drinking themselves senseless and pausing only to draw benefits and beat up a few Asian and black people.”

This recent programme was no  different…it zoomed in on white people making ‘racist’ comments, it had a man who didn’t want his daughter to go to a predominantly Muslim school, but, married to a Romanian immigrant, he welcomed immigrants from the EU, and then we had a Muslim…proud to be British and hated the Islamic State.

The BBC ticked all the boxes for its concerns…..racist whites, a man who doesn’t like Islam (therefore proving that Muslims are ‘under siege’) but, a double bonus for the BBC, he supports immigration from Europe, and then we have the proud-to-be-a-Brit Muslim who hates ISIS and says they are not Muslims, thus proving Muslims are patriotic Brits and Islam has nothing to do with radicalisation and the Islamic State.

Far from being an example of BBC balance and right-wingery this was classic lefty messaging from the BBC….horrible racist whites who want to be with their ‘own kind of people’, Islamophobes and Europhiles, and loveable ‘cockney’ Muslims.

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Yes the programme was racist…in that it targeted white people and a mixed race man who didn’t like Islam….where is the exploration of the Muslim community?…The beardless Muslim man they chose was hardly representative of the East London Muslim community that we know and have serious reservations about.   Let’s hear some openly ‘conservative’ Muslims speaking about Whites and non-Muslims….perhaps not….the BBC doesn’t want to be accused of racism and have the police come round as they did to the Dispatches team. We heard that there was now no respect, no manners and Christian values had gone from the area….where was the BBC investigation of that claim?  The programme was very one-sided and refused to open up the pandora’s box that was in front of them.

 

 

Vote Leave and it’s War

Francois Mitterrand and Helmut Kohl at Verdun

 

 

Cameron resorted to wild-eyed rhetoric exclaiming that voting to leave the EU will result in another world war and despite being widely ridiculed for his stupid, divisive and wrong hyperbole the BBC has quietly taken to promoting his pro-EU propaganda that war will be the inevitable result of a leave vote.

A story about the Battle of Verdun in WWI has been hijacked by the BBC and has been presented to us as symbol of EU solidarity and the importance of unity ending the report with this…

Verdun also became the symbol of European reconciliation. Chancellor Helmut Kohl and President Francois Mitterrand held hands there in 1984 and on Sunday, Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel will speak again of their shared European vision.

For the UK, the Somme centenary on 1 July will be this year’s main World War One moment. For British, Irish and Commonwealth families, it is the Thiepval memorial and the poppy fields that captured the collective memory.

In both countries, the need for a single transcendent focus has obscured wider appreciation of the history of the war.

But 100 years on, there is still much to learn.

Yep, much to learn…such as the Germans have long had a dream of a shared Europe..under their leadership…even now they seek to head the secret EU army that is being created and they already control the EU economy…just ask Greece and Ireland…but the BBC hasn’t, as we’ve noted in the previous post, bothered to report such significant events.

 

Why does the BBC choose to report things that present a rosy picture of the EU but not those that illustrate the truth about its political ambitions and empire building?

Did it for instance report the arrogant Juncker’s threatening words?...

‘Deserters will not be welcomed with open arms’: Brussels chief issues stark threat that EU will punish Britain if we vote to leave

Britain will be treated like a ‘deserter’ by the EU if it votes to leave, the president of the European Commission has said.

Jean-Claude Juncker warned that Germany, France and other states would not ‘bend over backwards’ to help if the UK abandoned the union.

It is the latest bloodcurdling threat about the consequences of cutting ties with Brussels.

The French finance minister previously sparked fury by insisting the UK would be ‘killed’ by its former partners in negotiations over a post-Brexit trade deal.

Why would any country wish to be ruled by such an egotistical and imperious, jackbooted dictator?  Nice to have the choice though…the choice the BBC doesn’t want you to have as it covers up Juncker’s revealing comments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not the BBC News

 

What doesn’t the BBC want you to know in the run up to the referendum?

What is the one and only question that is the core of the EU referendum vote?

The economy is important, immigration is important, red tape and bureaucracy are important but there is one factor that overrides and determines all those issues….Ever Closer Union, the creation of the EU superstate that, with it’s unelected government and unmanageable, and ever increasing, number of subservient states that means Britain has an ever decreasing influence on the EU and a much faster decreasing influence over its own government and sovereignty.

The Leave campaign mention it frequently but it doesn’t get any specific airtime or traction on the BBC, the BBC chooses to ignore it when it has the option to cover that issue…the issue that is central to the referendum…if we vote to stay in the EU what then?  We will get the EU superstate into which we will inevitably be dragged by politicians like Cameron who warn of the dangers of being outside and isolated without influence over EU decision making….the case will be made to join the Euro and then the slippery slope to the end of the UK is in sight.

The BBC clearly doesn’t want voters to think about the real consequences of staying in and to that end ignores the burgeoning EU superstate even as evidence mounts that it is steamrollling all before it.

Where are the BBC reports into the following stories that have significant bearing on the EU referendum?

As Boris gets castigated for mentioning Hitler the Germans seek to create an EU army and take leadership of it….

Germany is pushing for a European army in the 28-member EU bloc, according to a white paper put forward by the German government. The army is envisaged to have a joint headquarters and shared military plans.

“German security policy has relevance — also for beyond our country. Germany is willing to join early, decisively and substantially as a driving force in international debates … to take responsibility and assume leadership.”

The Telegraph tells us it is all a big secret until after the referendum…it is secret if you rely on the BBC for your news…

Plans to create an EU army ‘kept secret’ from voters 

Plans to move towards the creation of a European army are reportedly being kept secret from British voters until the day after next month’s referendum.

Drawn up by the EU’s foreign policy chief, the Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy foresees the formation of new European military and operational structures.

This first step towards an EU army is supported by Germany and other countries, The Times reports.

The Mail reports that the prototype EU army is already here…

Tanks and vehicles emblazoned with the EU flag were used for the exercises - a sign that the UK will be sucked into an army with member states, experts fear

EU army on the march in Britain: Secret war game involving 2,000 troops sparks fears UK will be sucked into a force involving member states

Tanks and vehicles emblazoned with the EU flag were used for the exercises – a sign that the UK will be sucked into an army with member states, experts fear.

A senior officer based at Army headquarters in Andover said the UK military is slowly being drawn into a European Army concept.

He said: ‘We have been told to keep their arrival low key, the Ministry of Defence does not want any publicity about these Euro exercises.

‘This whole Euro army concept is slowly being given more focus as civil servants direct more and more joint operations across the Union with particular attention on the Baltic States.’

 

How about this…when Cameron was negotiating his ‘EU reforms’ and came out Chamberlain-like waving his piece of paper the EU then tried to promote the idea that Cameron had achieved something by telling us the EU tax on tampons was to go…only now it seems that was all a bit of smoke and mirrors to make Cameron seem successful….

Brussels’ PR machine went into overdrive after fears emerged that bureaucrats were attempting to quietly drop a commitment to end taxation on sanitary products, which would have been a huge embarrassment to the Chancellor. 

Tory backbencher John Redwood raised concerns that the measure was being shelved after the Brussels elite failed to include it in their latest VAT reform proposals, sparking a furious response. 

And other taxing issues…here is a truly telling report from Guido that illustrtaes perfectly the EU’s ambition to control everybody and to impose a EU wide tax…only something a state can do…

EU Plots Tax ID Numbers For Every European Citizen

The EU is laying the groundwork for new, centrally planned National Insurance-style numbers for every taxpayer in Europe. The proposal was passed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee last night, and chillingly calls for a ‘European Taxpayer Identification Number’ to keep track of every EU citizen. This is the European Commission text:

“Proper identification of taxpayers is essential to effective exchange of information between tax administrations. The creation of European Taxpayer Identification Number (EU TIN) would provide the best means for this identification. It would allow any third party to quickly, easily and correctly identify and record TINs in cross-border relations and serve as a basis for effective automatic exchange of information between member states tax administrations.”

Brussels wants the ability to track every EU taxpayer, laying the foundations for a new European tax…

And a new Euro super-state.

Nothing on the BBC about any of this.

 

 

Muslims under siege?

 

Thanks to Guest Who for this…

Radio 4 is making a documentary about racial anxiety in a time of terror, called ‘Frightened of each other’s shadows’. Do you find yourself worrying about plane journeys and analysing the appearance of fellow passengers before take-off? Do people make stupid jokes about terrorism when you’re around or move away from you on the tube if you’re wearing a backback? We’d like to hear from you. You don’t need to give us your name and your contribution can be anonymous. Please email the programme team: [email protected]

 
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This is the same BBC that during the rehearsals for the memorial on the first anniversary of 7/7 walked a Muslim with a black backpack through the crowd at Kings Cross station so that we could all see the ‘paranoid’ reaction of the people there and how this was evidence of Muslims being wrongly judged as terrorists.

The BBC even slip a message into a photograph of the memorial for the dead in one report….managing to get two Muslim names into shot…reminding us that ‘Muslims are the real victims of these bombs’.

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Personally, If I’d been a senior police officer there, I’d have ordered the arrest of the BBC producer who arranged that stunt.  If you say the word ‘bomb’ in an airport your day is ruined, walking a pretend bomb through a train station during a memorial for bomb victims must surely rank not just as intensely disrespectful but stupid and almost criminal.

This latest effort by the BBC has a clear agenda…the same one as above….to show us how Muslims are viewed with suspicion and ‘discriminated’ against.  What will be the run down for the programme?  Let’s think, not too hard….those who admit to being suspicious will be pilloried as ignorant, paranoid and racist Islamophobes whilst we will have a long litany of Muslim tales of woe and of how ‘people look at us funny in the street’.

Naturally there will be one person selected from the paranoid Islamophobes for ‘re-education’.  A loveable, peace-loving, multi-faith loving Imam will be wheeled in to chat with the miscreant and teach him just how friendly and nice Muslims really are and a Syrian refugee child will then be dragged in to tug on the heart strings and make the sinner reconsider their views on Muslim refugees.  Job done.

That’s not, by the way, pure speculation on my part…that is precisely the scenario that happened on the BBC’s pro-ISIS propaganda piece that we looked at in a previous post. 

The BBC always has an agenda and these programmes are not just someone on the outside disinterestedly looking in allowing you to judge for yourselves.  This is carefully constructed propaganda meant to push the Muslim activist’s message that Muslims are ‘under siege’….the aim?  To silence the ‘Right’.

And of course the conclusion?  The media, commentators and reckless politicians are whipping up an atmosphere of ‘anti-Muslim hysteria’ that is totally unwarranted and dangerous.

Therefore there must be no more criticism of Muslim behaviour, no more criticism of Islam and no more anti-terror legislation such as Prevent that only makes Muslims more radical.

The BBC could (LOL) of course do a programme on why Muslims are looked upon with suspicion.  It’d be a long programme.

 

 

Carry On Doctoring The News

Junior doctors are accused of risking patient’s lives in their “political game” as a leak of more than 1,000 pages of WhatsApp exchanges, dating back to November, reveal

 

Junior doctors put patient’s lives on the line so they could get more saturday overtime whilst all the time claiming the strikes were about patient safety.  And the interest from the BBC now?  Zilch.

I have been looking hard, very hard, and yet I can’t find the story on the BBC about the NHS doctors who were not really at all interested in patient safety but were striking for money…and intended to make the strike intensely political.

“I don’t care about anything apart from extracting the best contract. Don’t give a shit about anything else.”

The BBC reported the junior doctors’ strikes and complaints relentlessly and without much effort to challenge those doctors who were interviewed and asserted that this was all about patient safety…nothing to do with money…when it was patently obvious the major sticking point was saturday overtime…ie money.

The Independent has it, the Mail, the Telegraph, the Times, the Spectator and no doubt many others…just not the BBC, nor indeed the Guardian.  You might have thought this was an important story, such a major clash between government and doctors, so much BBC coverage previously…and it all turns out to have been about money and the BMA’s own political stance.  Apparently the BBC has lost interest.

Still…here’s the Independent..

Huge leak of data reveals junior doctors leaders discussed drawing out dispute for a year

The junior doctor leadership of the British Medical Association discussed “drawing out” their contract dispute with the Government for more than a year, a huge leak of private messages sent between the union’s committee members reveals.

Despite publicly stating throughout their dispute that a solution could be reached if the Government was willing to negotiate, Dr Johann Malawana suggested to junior doctor committee members in December that “the best solution may actually [be] to draw this right out” and proposed “a strategy that tied the DH [Department of Health] up in knots for the next 16-18 months”…. “play the political game of always looking reasonable”.

The messages also reveal that, in December, another committee member and former chair, Dr Kitty Mohan, described the issue of Saturday pay as the “only real red line” for negotiations – appearing to contradict the BMA’s public statements that the negotiations still needed to address issues of patient safety and working conditions as well as pay. 

“The more I think about it the more I love our plan. Basically five weeks of headlines about juniors strikes through January and February.”

Well yes, success for the BMA.  They certainly got the headlines from the BBC…mostly uncritical acceptance of the BMA’s claims that this was about patient safety…when obviously it was nothing like.

This is a story that has been out all day and yet nothing on the BBC website or on the radio as far as I have heard.

Fairly disgraceful the BBC are not hammering the junior doctors for having misled the public for so long….the same BBC that always crowed that the Junior doctors had so much public support….wonder how much support they would have now?  The BBC though is happy to continue its hammering of the NHS, or rather, the government’s handling of the NHS as it asks…

Is the ambulance service in crisis?

Just why might the ambulance service, and A&E and the NHS in general be under pressure?

There is this little line buried at the bottom of the report…

The ambulance service now deals with over 9m calls a year – double the number it received a decade ago. But as well as seeing more patients, ambulance crews are being asked to do more with them.

Double the number it received a decade ago!!??    And why might that be?   The NHS is under so much pressure because of mass, uncontrolled immigration.  Millions of new residents all expect free treatment on the British NHS and they get it…and millions more are heading our way…but again the BBC, whilst reporting the net migration figures dodges the really significant part of the new immigration figures…..from the Telegraph….

Population to surge by four million due to mass immigration that will ‘change the face of England forever’

Alp Mehmet, vice chairman of the campaign group Migration Watch UK, said:  “The population of England is projected to grow by 4.1 million over the next 10 years, the majority of which is down to the effects of international migration.

“The country is already facing a housing crisis and there is huge pressure on GP services. 

“Meanwhile there is projected to be a shortfall in primary school places in the very near future. These figures can only make a bad situation a whole lot worse.”

 Always odd what  the BBC decides to omit from the news…or waits until it thinks it has been able to concoct a narrative that limits the damage of any story that makes the left-wing liberal story look bad.

 

 

Update [Thanks to Gunner]  The BBC has finally gotten around to reporting the revelations about the junior doctors’ strike…well, no, it hasn’t reported it…the story, buried well down the frontpage, has merely been marked down as an opinion piece, something of interest along with the days old story of ‘The ghost of Blair haunting the Labour Party’.

The BBC piece tells us that this was ‘the most acrimonious row between doctors and government in modern times and the first ever walkout affecting all care by medics in the history of the NHS’ and yet a bombshell revelation that the junior doctors deliberately misled the public about the true cause of the strikes and literally put thousands of patients at risk doesn’t make headline news…which when you compare the extensive and intensive coverage the BBC gave to the doctors when they were striking is remarkable.

The BBC’s Hugh Pym has already relegated this story to history, telling us it is merely a small piece, a minor detail, in the history of the dispute that one day will be told in full…but he dismisses the latest revelations as merely the first draft of history being drawn up…didn’t say that when the strikes were on….then every little word was evidence of the NHS in crisis and high political drama.

He then goes on to actually miss out the most damning accusations about this being all about money and lives being put at risk and finally suggests this wasn’t a leak at all but a deliberate revelation by the BMA’s JDC to show that it is the good guy…

The string of messages could have been passed to HSJ with the tacit blessing of the junior doctors’ committee to show they were prepared to stand up to the government and fight for as long as it took to get an acceptable settlement.

There have been mutterings in some quarters that the leadership compromised too much to reach the final deal.

What tosh.  The BBC will be telling us next that the rapes and sex abuse in Cologne were the result of a conspiracy by the Right-wing (whoever they are) to make immigrants look bad.

The BMA has been caught with its pants down and now the BBC is covering their blushes.

 

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