THE TOP TABLE! OH NO WE ARE SUCH WEAK LOSERS NOW!

A seat at the top table and those other silly meaningless metaphors about losing “global influence”. What gibberish.

Now WE, yes you and I, have lost OUR seat at the International Court of Justice. Gosh how will I recover from this? They deal with such important matters as Alleged Violations of Sovereign Rights and Maritime Spaces in the Caribbean Sea (Nicaragua v. Colombia).

“This is a failure of UK diplomacy“, says the BBC, and “a retreat from the international stage”. That’s it I’m getting in my nuclear bunker and I suggest you do the same, because Laos or Djibouti could invade any second and wipe us all out now that we are so tiny and frail. Little Britain all alone in the world. We’ll probably sink into the Atlantic some time soon if Laos doesn’t get us.

What these people are suggesting is that if we had a UK representative in the ICJ, they could simply ignore any kind of objectivity and legality in order to ‘influence’ things and make the rulings turn out in our favour – subverting international bodies to benefit the UK. Now that may be how many of these organisations work, and it’s certainly how the EU works, but to propose such a course of action says a lot about the neo-imperialistic approach some people support.

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Project fear strikes again!

Sky News has just reported on a new paper which claims households are more than £400-a-year worse off as a result of inflation caused by the Brexit vote. It may well be true, who knows. The BBC hasn’t actually reported on this yet, but it seems almost inevitable with a finding like that, so let’s see how long it takes them to plaster it on the front page of the BBC news site. Neverthless, isn’t it strange that they only interviewed the co-author Dr Thomas Sampson, failing to mention at all the three other co-authors, Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, and Dennis Novy? I wonder why that is? Beautiful British names.

As for the report itself, it concludes that “the Brexit vote caused a negative shock to the UK’s expected
future economic performance leading to an immediate depreciation in the value of the pound”. If you do a quick search of the document you’ll find 92 uses of the word ‘import’ but only a single use of the word ‘export’. How very strange…

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“The BBC is not biased” – BBC

 

If you have been following the Rohingya story, you will have heard how the Myanmar army cleared itself of wrongdoing this week. Jonathan Head, BBC South East Asia correspondent tells us:

To no one’s surprise, the army has exonerated itself of pretty much all blame. But its findings lack credibility, both because the inquiry was solely carried out by the very institution accused of committing the abuses, and because of the overwhelming testimony of so many Rohingya, detailing appalling atrocities.

If you have been following the accusations of BBC bias during the last few decades, you will have heard how the BBC cleared itself of any wrongdoing on numerous occasions. But its findings lack credibility, both because the inquiry was solely carried out by the very institution accused of committing the abuses, and because of the overwhelming testimony of so many viewers, detailing appalling bias.

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BBC reporting has a right wing bias

One of the worst and most ridiculous arguments goes like this: “the right say the BBC is too left wing, but the left say the BBC has a right wing bias, so it’s probably quite balanced in reality”. You’ve heard variations of this argument no doubt.

The BBC has many presenters, journalists, employees. Not all of them have the exact same opinion. Andrew Neil is clearly more right wing than Emily Maitlis for example. Laura Kuenssberg is clearly more right wing than a lot of Corbyn supporters would like.

Everyone is biased. Everyone has opinions and preconceptions, and anyway what would true neutrality even look like? Centrism is not unbiased, and even supporting democracy or economic growth are not unbiased. Everyone at the BBC is biased and they simply cannot help it.

BBC output can therefore be biased in different ways at different times, both right wing and left wing (whether this is all “balanced” or not is a different matter). Likewise, the Guardian publish some more right wing articles from time to time, despite their obvious left wing stance. The difference between the Guardian and the BBC is that the Guardian are openly left wing and don’t try to present themselves as some sort of neutral source of “facts” as opposed to “opinions”, like the BBC do. Another difference is that my bin isn’t full of nasty letters the Guardian sent to me because I didn’t pay for their newspaper license.

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Government ruins Christmas

Universal credit: Households to miss out on benefits over festive season

The latest in the ever more desperate attempts to drum up any possible further controversy over universal credit.

It isn’t until the last segment of the article that we find out, ‘The government said the payments balance out, as claimants will receive more in the following month.’ So people aren’t actually missing out on anything, despite the scary headline and the picture of a sad woman lamenting fascist Tory policies.

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Do you still hit your wife?

In response to a rather hilarious story about BBC News staff sleeping on the job, the BBC put out this drivel:

How stupid do they think we are? It’s quite clear that the question has been worded in such a way as to combine two questions “Which news source do you most use?” and “Which news source do you most trust?”. Of course it’s no surprise that most people use the BBC as their primary source of news given their massive budget which allows in-depth reporting at a local, national and international level. That certainly doesn’t mean it is also the news source they trust the most, and it is an outright lie to claim that they do. For all we know, any of those 57% may trust the Sun more than the BBC, at the same time using the BBC as their primary news source.

Perhaps the BBC will use this question in their next survey.
Which would you prefer?
A. You are forced to eat the remains of your pets and loved ones after they are all murdered by a group of illegal immigrants, and Britain leaves the EU.
B. You are given £10 billion, and Britain remains in the EU.

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Welfare? Well gud bruv innit

Do welfare states boost economic growth, or stunt it?

I’ll let you decide what the answer to that is, but I think we all know what the BBC comrades generally believe.

When you are trying to inform (i.e. brainwash) people on economic matters, there are two techniques you can use: One is to blind them with science and an overwhelming amount of statistical information that they can’t get their heads around to challenge your view. What this article uses is the other strategy – no data, no charts, no facts at all – just some mind-numbing metaphors and anecdotes.

YAWN

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Elizabeth II is a tyrant

The Paradise Papers show that about £10m ($13m) of the Queen’s private money was invested offshore.
It was put into funds in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda by the Duchy of Lancaster, which provides the Queen with an income and handles investments for her £500m private estate.

I applaud the BBC for putting this not only as the top story, but as a full page spread on the BBC News homepage. It’s HUGE news. Oh wait a minute, Elizabeth II is the monarch of both Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, and this is just another republican propaganda campaign by the BBC.

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‘Britain, please don’t Vote Leave!’ – BBC journalist

Sofia Bettiza is a video journalist at the BBC. Here she is pictured with BBC Europe editor Katya Adler in Strasbourg.

Before the referendum she exclaimed, “Britain, please don’t Vote Leave!”, and afterwards, she joined the group ‘Remain in the European Union – Exit from Brexit!’. Solid remainer, through and through.

This didn’t stop her from being sent to work on Brexit related stories by the BBC. None of this should be surprising, afterall she used to work at the European Parliament and the European Commission.

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Next month’s news today

The governor of the Bank of England has to write a letter of explanation to the chancellor if the inflation rate is more than 1% either side of the 2% target. On Tuesday, Mr Carney told MPs on the Treasury Committee that “inflation rising potentially above the 3% level in the coming months is something we have anticipated.”

UK inflation at highest since April 2012

If the Bank of England and the OECD can predict the future, Biased BBC definitely can.

November or December 2017: Carney’s letter will be deeply pessimistic about Brexit, so the BBC will report it as the top story with two or three articles of “analysis” where they cherry pick some other statistics to mislead the nation once again. Several days later Laura Klueless will ask the chancellor some stupid questions and whatever the answers are the BBC will present it as being further proof that Brexit is destroying the economy.

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Becky Branford’s Agitprop

Yesterday we revealed how a revolutionary marxist is working as a reporter at BBC News.

Now let’s look at just one of her articles, the merest tip of the iceberg: Is populism a threat to Europe’s economies?

After putting forward the view of the ECB, she then devotes the rest of the article to criticising it, “Has the ECB got its analysis the wrong way about?”.  This concluding segment heavily quotes Olivier Vardakoulias, who we are told is an economist at the New Economics Foundation. Well he is, but what we are not told is that the New Economics Foundation is a left wing think tank who aim to build “a new economy where people really take control“, and that Olivier Vardakoulias is a member of Syriza, one of the far-left populist parties the article is supposed to be about. Branford you may remember was already a supporter of the ‘Greece Solidarity Campaign’ as far back as 2012, and Vardakoulias was a speaker at one of their events. He tells us that if “people will turn to nationalist anti-European parties…this will be a disaster for Europe.”

So what we are left with is that the establishment are wrong, and that the nationalist populists are wrong too, leaving only the far left option that we now know Branford herself supports. This isn’t just bias, this is deliberate subterfuge.

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Catalonia leader Puigdemont “fails” to clarify independence bid

Catalonia leader Puigdemont fails to clarify independence bid

Fails? According to who? Why, the Spanish government of course, who set the deadline demanding that he “clarify” the situation. The BBC have taken the side of the Spanish government, adopting their framing of events.

An alternative headline would be: Catalonia leader Puigdemont succeeds in bypassing Spanish deadline

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Exclusive – BBC reporter Becky Branford is a Marxist and member of Momentum

Becky Branford isn’t exactly a household name, but she has been contributing to BBC News for over a decade.

Today she described meeting her hero, Thomas Sankara – Marxist revolutionary Thomas Sankara that is – ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’. Becky explained after Karl Marx was voted the greatest thinker of the 20th century how “Karl Marx’s theories are so versatile that they can be used to understand and explain situations that confront us in today’s world.” She’s also a member of such Facebook groups as the London Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition, Southwark Momentum and even a reading group for Marx’s ‘Capital’, as well as 3 other groups, that belong to an organisation called RS21 – Revolutionary Socialism in the 21st century.

It seems she doesn’t like Theresa May very much, signing a petition demanding that May take part in a debate before the election this year, as well as a petition demanding that there are no cuts to school funding. She doesn’t like Jeremy Hunt either, “Why should health workers be denied a stingy 1% when MPs got 11%? Fear not, she is a girl after our own heart, posting  “I thought BBC Question Time was supposed to be “balanced”??”, sharing a Canary article ‘The BBC turns News at 10 into a party political broadcast for the Tories’ and worrying about the commericialisation of BBC output. Just to be clear, this profile has numerous references to working at the BBC, and the profile pictures match this old image of her from the BBC website. It’s the same Becky, and if you are still not sure, here is absolute proof. This is the tip of the iceberg with regard to the content posted on her profile over the years, much of it highly political, including party politics and anti-Thatcher material.

Despite all this, Becky has been allowed to work at the BBC for YEARS. Not just on fluff articles either. Recent articles of hers all discuss international politics, but who knows which other articles without an explicitly named author she has worked on (such as this one, as revealed here).

Is populism a threat to Europe’s economies?
Malta’s paradox: A beacon of gay rights that bans abortion

France elections: What makes Marine Le Pen far right?
Five reasons why Macron won the French election

Information warfare: Is Russia really interfering in European states?
She has even been allowed to report on Greek politics, despite her strong views on Greek politics.

Yes, it’s exactly as suspected, (at least some of) the people behind BBC News are marxist revolutionaries.

These screenshots are simply a backup of the links included above, in case she decides to delete her profile etc:

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