The BBC has belatedly jumped on the bandwagon and has moved to claim the story about the rape and abuse of so many white girls in Rochdale and Rotherham as its own…after having ignored, downplayed and misreported it for so long. It has produced a docudrama on events in Rochdale detailing what happened to some girls there and how it was allowed to go on for so long….the Telegraph acclaims the BBC’s programme…
As an act of bearing witness, it was, however, a sterling example of public service broadcasting.
Really? Where was the BBC when the abuse was actually happening and they knew about it? Must leave a sour taste in the girls’ mouths as they see the BBC reaping rewards for all their suffering that was for so long ignored with themselves dismissed as white trash.
I heard this comment from a presenter on Woman’s Hour the other day as she discussed the programme with those involved in it…
‘If this makes you angry wait until you see the programme.’
From the BBC which was one of the organisations that turned a blind eye to the real time abuse as it happened and only now is coming out pointing fingers…not at itself of course.
We also had Laura Kuenssberg making an interesting comment about Labour’s re-nationalisation of utilities….
The spending to buy back these companies is apparently not like any other government spending and debt….why? Because…er…we then have an ‘asset’ that we’ve bought….and so it’s a positive on our national balance sheet.
I’m sure Corbyn was very grateful for that piece of propaganda…but it’s only an asset if we think we might want to sell it in future, not likely under Comrade Corbyn.
Second it’s just like any other debt, it’s got to be paid back and any other spending by government also creates ‘assets’…if the government borrows to build a bridge, or schools or hospitals we have the buildings as ‘assets’….they still have to be paid for though.
Absurd comment from Kuenssberg that seemed intent on helping make the case for nationalisation.
What else have we got?
Oh yes…Brexit was the BBC’s goto bête noire to blame any economic downturn on whilst also claiming immigration was great for the economy and vital for employers.
Curious then that on the Today show we had Remain’s favourite BBC journo, Kamal Ahmed, tell us that the economy is in meltdown with a consumer squeeze as pay is cut and inflation rises. Ahmed tells us it is the government’s fault for not creating the right atmosphere where ‘work pays’. Also companies are, get this, too reliant on low paid, low skill workers and are not investing to boost productivity and hence pay.
Yep…low skill and low paid workers keep wages down and are used by businesses so that they don’t have to invest in new technology and upskilling their workforce.
So the BBC is now admitting immigration has held back the British economy, stalling productivity and keeping wages low.
And it blames the government, during an election. Funny how a new BBC narrative pops up when needed, as suits its political agenda. The BBC quite happy to sacrifice the immigrants for a couple of weeks if it can damage the Tories by trying to blame them for the economy. Normal service will return after the election.
Did note the BBC trying to blame the government at first for the NHS computer crash, with Marr trying to suggest ‘deaths’ will be the result. They had to reel back on this line as expert after expert, and many NHS insiders, said it was down to the NHS Trusts themselves…90% of hospitals being OK indicated that it was failure on the part of individual organisations not to update and secure their PCs rather than government cuts as the BBC initially tried to suggest…along with Labour.
Also of interest, Buzzfeed told the BBC that there is not a problem with ‘fake news’ in the UK…presumably Buzzfeed did not examine the BBC’s output especially concerning fake news…which the BBC insists is the world’s biggest problem and we must crack down hard on it….the BBC appointing itself judge and jury as to what is fake news.
The BBC has also been filling the airwaves with the voice of US General Hayden as he attacks Trump….without telling us he is a known enemy of Trump and who previously stated that he thought Trump was unfit for Office.