It is very interesting to observe how the BBC covers the growing restlessness amongst the UK workforce as more and more precious jobs are lost to non-nationals. It has to be a tricky one for the multiculti-EU loving BBC and true to form I see that the line currently being peddled is to place all responsibility with the management of those companies concerned but this obscures the central fact that the companies are lawfully employing EU citizens, it just so happens this is in preference to UK citizens. So the issue is not UK management, it is the provisions of EU legislation that have created circumstances that are now leading, slowly, inexorably, to widespread civil unrest. As I pointed out at the time, when Brown talked about British jobs for British workers, he was lying through his teeth. When the workers in some sectors rose up against the Thatcher government, the BBC were with the comrades all the way but now..ah, it’s a lot more difficult…watch this space.
I see that the BBC is running the line by the president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso that the UK is “closer than ever before” to joining the euro currency zone. Speaking on a French radio show, he said British politicians were considering the move because of the effects of the global credit crunch. Given that Labour denies it has had any change of heart on the Euro, you would think the BBC might have pursued Barroso’s claim a little bit more vigorously? Which British politicians had told him this? When did he gain this new insight that he felt moved to share with French radio listeners? Are there any within the UK government that see this as an opportunity to advance the Euro cause? After all, since Brown has wrecked our British Pound he may feel inclined to move on and find a new currency to destroy?
Well, on a day that sees the partial nationalisation of the British banking system (Cue quick chorus of the Red Flag?) who would have figured that the EU represents a safe haven from global economic woes? Italians, that who – and the BBC was there to convey the news to us! I caught a report on Today before 7am this morning which sang the praises of the EU and the Euro in particular. It revolved around a gathering of businessmen in Northern Italy and they were oh so happy to be part of the wonderful EU. Then again, with Italy being a basket-case of an economy, is that really surprising? Still, what excellent luck the BBC managed to track down this group of Italian Europhiles, eh?
You can always rely on the BBC to spin stories to reflect favourably upon the EU. Take this nonsense that “Europe agrees bank crisis plan”. Really? Well, what is the “plan” exactly? It appears to reduce down to an agreement to “work together” and “seek” a relaxation of rules. Oh, and Sarkozy has issued an unspecified threat against bank executives. I suggest that this is NOT a plan but rather the usual garbled gibberish which the EU has perfected and which the BBC then trumpets as something of substance.
The EU’s gutless response to the Russian invasion of Georgia gets the sanitised treatment by the BBC here. Nothing new there. But if you check out Mark Mardell’s blog here you will discover that he reckons the EU has been astoundingly tough on Russia.“I reported on TV last night that the EU summit was “surprisingly tough” mainly because of the suspension of talks on a partnership with Russia, but also because of pretty strong robust language” Gosh Mark, aren’t you the intrepid journalist pointing out that strong language. Putin and his puppet Medvedev must be trembling at those tough words. Mark seems a tad distressed that some of us point out just how impotent the EU response has been to Russia territorial aggression, we can but wonder why…..
I see that the BBC gives great prominence to the decision taken by the EU to suspend largesse to Bulgaria worth hundreds of millions of euros because of concerns about corruption and organised crime. Oddly enough one has to scroll back to November of last year to read that the EU’s own annual financial accounts had still to be signed off, for the 13 year in a row. Likely neglect and corruption have been quoted as prime reasons for not passing the EU accounts, and now the EU is unhappy with Bulgarian corruption! I wonder why the BBC sees no reason to share the wider context of the widespread corruption that typifies the entire EU bureaucracy, not just hapless Bulgaria and Romania.