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THE REAL CONSERVATIVE MANIFESTO

Back marriage. Restore grammar schools. Leave the EU.

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Two thirds back Leave but let’s keep it a secret

Since June 23, the BBC has been working with a passion to tell us why Brexit won’t work.

Any reason, every reason, will do. This frenzy was so great in the immediate aftermath that they assembled a cast of ‘experts’ to tell us that there would be rioting on the streets because of food supply problems.

With equal alacrity, the BBC comrades reported the wholly manufactured idea that the vote had been the result of ‘race hate’, had triggered a further torrent if it, and that this native English ‘racist’ venom against ‘Europeans’ was so bad that murder in Harlow was being committed as a result if it. In the BBC’s world, no pizza parlour was now safe. Nigel Farage, it was posited in one report, had blood on his hands.

During the referendum period, a central plank of the BBC’s campaign to support Remain was that the business world thought it was a very bad idea. The POTUS, the IFS, the IMF, the IoD, the CBI (almost any acronym would do!) were against it, and – as Kamal Ahmed, the BBC’s economics editor rammed down our throats – they could not be ignored.

This relentless focus on Big Business’s anti-Brexit views, as the latest News-Watch reports here and here have showed, has continued to the present day – so much so that when Lloyd’s of London announced at the beginning of April (just after Article 50 had been triggered) that they were setting up a Brussels office with ‘tens’ of staff, it was elevated to headline bulletin status.

A feature of the coverage has also been to show whenever possible that Brexit voters were tough, rough, largely inarticulate northern types from desperate economic areas such as Sunderland, Teesside, South Wales and deepest, remotest Lancashire or Yorkshire.

This overall deeply biased stereotyping has rolled over with the Brexit-related coverage during the the general election campaign.  This example, from yesterday, shows the Corporation exaggerating the problems of obtaining post-Brexit trade deals. Any obstacle will do.

So what happened at the BBC on Monday when the latest YouGov report was published on post-referendum attitudes towards Brexit – showing that as had first been noted in March – 68 per cent of Britain now wanted to get on with Brexit, and support for Remain had collapsed to 22 per cent?

Very predictably, perhaps, they have ignored it. Not a squeak – not even in the remotest regions of the website.

This bias is so blatant, so massive, that it is beyond parody. And yet the Corporation soldiers on, seemingly impervious to any criticism.

(Image: Raphaël Chekroun)

David Keighley

  • Bogbrush

    Just goes to show how little influence they now have.

    #despiteBBC

    • David Keighley

      Are you sure? I can see (and respect) the logic, but the referendum Leave vote won by a whisker – how much higher could it have been without the relentless BBC bias?

      • Bogbrush

        Maybe it would – it’s impossible to argue either way – but the subject is the post-referendum antics and given in the intervening year the direction of travel has been in the opposite direction to their lobbying I’d say there’s a strong case that they have, at best, weak influence.

    • blingmun

      This is wishful thinking. People don’t buy papers any more and hardly anyone watches the news on TV. People get their news online and whether you like it or not, the BBC wins hands down.

      The likes of the Times and the Guardian are comparable in terms of quality but their news teams and budgets and minuscule by comparison. When it comes to breadth of coverage e.g. music, science, technology, local news etc. national newspapers simply blown out the water because the Beeb has the likes of Radio 3 and 6 for classical music and pop and Radio 4 and BBC Four for science and so on.

      All online news which competes with the BBC on a commercial basis is forced to have a subscription model (which means they get less views and also less references – who wants to send their friends to an article they cannot access?) and/or advertising which makes the website considerably less clean (both in appearance on the page and also in not having to wait for adverts before watching a video).

      The BBC’s traditional dominance of national radio, local radio, national TV and regional TV has perhaps been slightly eroded by the likes of online radio, podcasts, Netflix, Amazon Prime but it is still totally dominant.

      • Bogbrush

        Actually it’s empirical fact. They’ve ranted on endlessly after the referendum and the public have moved in the opposite direction.

        Therefore they have little influence. It matters not what people do or read, but measured effect.

  • Claphamomnibusbloke

    What are you going to do about it Mrs May?

  • SteadyOn

    The real impact of this is felt abroad. If you’re European or American and you visit the U.K. Press periodically you tend to go to either the Guardian or the BBC, both are seen (wrongly) as trusted sources and crucially, both are free. Similarly, progressive types at the NYT and Wapo have an obvious cultural affiliation to those UK news sources.

    Thus, perfectly rational people in those countries hear the wholesale lies about immigrant bashing and race hate and nothing about the battle for democracy. They lump Trump, Le Pen and Brexit together uncritically (to be honest, if the brush is that broad they may as well include the Arab Spring). That’s particularly ironic because one of the reasons I wanted to leave the EU is to escape Europe’s penchant for extremism.

    What people in other countries do not understand is that it is inconceivable that a mainstream British politician could define a major ethnic group as sex offenders and criminals (as with the Donald) or say that we ought to ban the Koran (wilders), it’s not even really acceptable to suggest limits on the Burka (despite many European countries actually enacting laws that do exactly that).

    The reality is that our own ‘right wing extremist’, Mr Farage would pass as centrist or even progressive in most European countries. And yet, and yet, the BBC continues to tarnish our reputation on the global stage.

    For shame.

    • klm

      I understand your point, but (speaking as an American) our politics and social issues are similar in so many ways. So even someone who is not familiar with UK politics will start to recognize the odious political correctness in the news coverage. For any American who keeps up with US news, familiar themes will start to emerge and UK equivalents for US entities will become readily apparent (eg, Cons=Repubs, Lab=Dems). Then if they are curious as to what people in the UK really think, as I was, they can easily find out.

      • SteadyOn

        I certainly hope you’re right. On my last two trips over there though, I had people ask me about the ‘racism in london’ and ‘the mood towards immigrants’. Dispiriting stuff.

        • klm

          Perhaps it was meant as a general inquiry, coming from someone who has not been to London. Americans’ knowledge of the UK ranges from extensive to not being able to find it on a map. Some will surely believe the stuff on the BBC, but others will question it. Many of us have gotten wise to our own press, and the BBC folks sound suspiciously like the some of the people here we’ve had to tune out because of their blatant bias and unprofessionalism.

      • She ( if I’m wrong on sex/gender, sorry) is correct. Many of us who are reasonably (or more) conservative were regulars at the Telegraph, until recently when, like so many of you, we gave up. Most of us find the BBC much like our own slanted media, but a bit more predictably leftist.

        We ask, sometimes, because not everyone has found this site, and the very few like it.

        • klm

          You’re correct – I am a she!

          I can’t speak for everyone, of course, but for me, the bias just jumps out. It’s kind of hard to miss.

          • 🙂 Lovely!
            Yep, And since Brexit (and Trump) it has become almost as hard to watch as MSLSD. Very sad, considering the BBC’s history, but as they say, actions have consequences, and they have become irrelevant.

            One of the reasons I value this site, is simply that, the cousins get to talk it out amongst ourselves, usually find out we’re more alike than they’d have us believe.

  • phil

    What mystifies me is why the taxpayer, on pain of criminalisation, is forced to pay for an anachronistic dinosaur from a former age which has virtually nothing in common with the public for which it was originally set up to represent.

    • nanumaga

      One possible outcome of a large majority Tory government is the review of this poll tax and the introduction of a subscription service for the BBC. I sincerely believe that the BBC is on borrowed time and that 2022 could see such a change being proposed. They are the authors of their own demise I’m afraid and I shall miss many aspects of the service though I’m not going to fight to keep whole ghastly, over-priced edifice for the sake a few good parts.

    • Groan

      Being fair it was always set up with the idea of “teaching” the plebs. So the current elitist approach is similar in tone. The pretty clear political role as a political party is relatively new.

    • Ravenscar

      Are you talking about the EU or, al beeb?

  • The BBC totally ignored the news that some companies coming to Britain; Boeing are to set up a new facility here, a Chinese bank is to have its European HQ here and there were a couple of others which I can’t remember. Why? They will be close to Europe to do business but not directly affected by all its red tape. Yet Lloyds setting up a small office in Paris is headline news, something that they should probably have done years ago, as most large organisations have a small office or representative in countries where they do business.

    • SteadyOn

      Inga Beale, of Lloyds, is by no means universally respected. I suspect that a lot of the sturm and drama coming from that quarter is designed to mask the lack of progress on the thorny issue of innovation in the market. There has been no progress whatsoever.

      • I was surprised that they didn’t already have an office in Brussels.

        • SteadyOn

          I suspect it was difficult to find insurance people dull enough to fit in 😉

    • And as always, some chance of the Rule of Law, that’s not very apparent these days in Europe.

  • Frankfurt 13

    MSM as a propaganda tool is over . They know it and they’re terrified. Brexit knocked them for six and Trump finished the job.

  • blingmun

    As I write, one of the leading stories on the home page is, “Lib Dem manifesto pledges new EU referendum” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-39942573

    Nowhere in the article does it refer to the YouGov poll, which of course couldn’t be more pertinent to a pledge made ahead of an election.

    By contrast, just one week this was reported, “YouGov poll for Wales has made the gap between the Conservatives and Labour narrower”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-39851870

    I wonder why they liked this story?

    As was this, “Sadiq Khan’s first 12 months as London’s mayor… remains a popular figure in the capital. A YouGov poll commissioned by the Mile End” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39815592

    And this, “YouGov to compare the hobbies of people who love Tinie and those who love Sir Elton”

    And a YouGov poll on Eurovision.

    I guess the YouGov poll on Brexit wasn’t dealing with a weighty enough subject matter.

    • nanumaga

      The BBC liked the Wales Con v Tory poll because they really don’t like Jeremy Trouserpress. The hard left have as many criticisms of the BBC as I do from the right – just suffer a little and read The Canary, Morning Star and Labour List every now and then. The truth of the matter is that the BBC world view, in which it shapes all its staff, is relentlessly centre/left/metropolitan/globalist or, to coin an outdated term, ‘Blairite’.

  • Fastship

    The BBC is also targeting kiddies with their socialist propaganda. For reasons unimportant I’ve had to watch Dr Who for the last few Saturdays; the last episode’s theme was “capitalists” charging the “workers” for each breath (literally) under pain of a horrible death for not paying and the Dr explained this was the last breath (ha ha) of capitalism before it died out in the universe. The previous episode featured an evil capitalist who stole homeless children to feed an energy giving monster that lived under the ice of the Thames – an allusion to global warming I guess and they all but called the character the “Jew” and gave him a hook nose.

    It also seems that kids watching are to feel abnormal for not being gay. Further analysis reveals the write/producer, one Russell T Davies (Queer as Folk) his production company is called Red Productions (go figure)…He also cast ardent communist Maxine Peake in his BBC production on A Midsummer Night’s Dream saying “She’s posh and rough at the same time,” …

    If kiddies watching this have an spark of ambition, individuality or lack any ethnicity they are made to feel evil. The crudeness of this propaganda astonished me. From now on, I’m with the Daleks :¬)

    • Frankfurt 13

      Nothing new for socialists;
      “When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already. … What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.’” – Adolf Hitler

    • DespairingVoter

      I gave up on the new series after they spent at least the first fifteen minutes of the first episode relentlessly ramming it down our throats that the new girl was a lesbian.

      • Shadow Warrior

        Ironic really, as presumably the last thing a lesbian would want is a man ramming it down her throat.

        • Craig Martin

          Ba-dum Crash!

          • Shadow Warrior

            Sometimes I just can’t help myself.

          • Hertslass

            We all say that. It’s true!

    • chris bloke

      Exterminate Exterminate the BBC.

      • Alan Llandrindod Wells

        It cannot be reformed.
        Shut it.

    • Bogbrush

      Almost all correct, it’s just that Russel T Davies isn’t a writer any more, not for 4/5 years.

    • Mojo

      It also infiltrates many tiny tots programmes too on occasion. We do not watch television at all. We have a life. But my grandson likes CBeebies The Night Garden. Quite innocuous you think until you realise there are the odd references to girls being cleverer. When you do not watch TV these things stand out when you do. But most are watching to everyday so the brainwashing quietly sinks in.

  • RWP

    The BBC-class no longer even pretend to hide their political activism. If only someone involved in this YouGov survey had tweeted something about Eurovision and Irish Gypsies, then it may have caught the BBC’s attention. Oh blast! Never mind.

    I wonder if the BBC will mention the report about 1 in 5 deaths of children in the London borough of Redbridge being a result of in-breeding or incest. However the story doesn’t fit the ‘correct’ narrative, does it?

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/16/1-in-5-child-deaths-in-london-borough-caused-by-parents-being-close-relatives/

    • Mill House

      The BBC had to hold its collective nose when they finally had no choice but to report the sexual abuse of young girls by Muslims in Rotherham.

      • weejonnie✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

        Mind you, we can all have a good laugh when they announce the exit poll at 10.00pm on June 8th – and then have to spend the next 10 hours powerless as their good friends remain exMPs.

        Why don’t we all contribute and send them some bottles of champagne in memory of 1997?

  • Birtles

    Re the killing in Harlow. The accused (aged 17) has not been charged with any racially aggravated or ‘hate’ offence. In other words, the victim was not killed because he was Polish.

    • Mojo

      The police have said the Polish man was in the wrong place at the wrong time and got caught in the middle of two youths (ethnic origin not noted) becoming over zealous with their knives.

  • CheshireRed

    Todays BBC headlines and their ‘news’ page BOTH still lead with the days-old United States / Trump ‘story’…while relegating the best UK employment figures for several decades to bit-part positions. Pure poison.

    • Ravenscar

      Donald Trump, democratically elected in a great nation – which is friendly to this island race and who helped us greatly in our hour of need during WWI and WWII, our allies and distant cousins, it is hard to divine just who the al beeboids hate more, the English or White America.

      • weejonnie✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

        They helped us greatly – but they extracted a heavy price for their help.

        • Hertslass

          Very heavy. The US of A does nothing – but nothing except out of a desire to profit financially.

          • You’re correct, of course. Our mother country taught us well.

          • Hertslass

            To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen… Elizabeth II:

            (Not meant for those lacking a sense of humour)

            In light of your immediate failure to financially manage yourselves and also in recent years your tendency to elect incompetent Presidents of the USA and therefore not able to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up ‘revocation’ in the Oxford English Dictionary.)

            Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas , which she does not fancy).

            Your new Prime Minister, Mrs May, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections.

            Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated sometime next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

            To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

            1. The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘colour,’ ‘favour,’ ‘labour’ and ‘neighbour.’ Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters, and the suffix ‘-ize’ will be replaced by the suffix ‘-ise.’Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up ‘vocabulary’).

            2. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as ”like’ and ‘you know’ is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as U.S. English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter ‘u” and the elimination of ‘-ize.’

            3. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

            4. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can’t sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you’re not ready to shoot grouse.

            5. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. Although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

            6. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

            7. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.

            8.You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

            9. The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. New Zealand beer is also acceptable, as New Zealand is pound for pound the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of the British Commonwealth – see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat’s Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

            10. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one’s ears removed with a cheese grater.

            11. You will cease playing American football. There are only two kinds of proper football; one you call soccer, and rugby (dominated by the New Zealanders). Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour).

            12. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is hardly played outside of America . Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the Australians (World dominators) first to take the sting out of their deliveries.

            13. You must tell us who killed JFK. It’s been driving us mad.

            14. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty’s Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).

            15. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 p.m. with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.

            God Save the Queen!

          • klm

            One question, though: will we get to be part of the EU or not?

          • Hertslass

            :o))

        • Ravenscar

          yes, in many ways too great, it could be said and way too lenient with the Fatherland.

  • TL

    No wonder the BBC won’t touch this story, it means they’d have to insult Remain voters who are now siding with us racist, ill-informed and uneducated little Englanders.
    As an aside, I know a couple (nearly retired) who voted Remain, yet at every election they have voted BNP. How is this so you ask, well it’s simple – they don’t have pensions but they do have savings – Project Fear worked a treat in this case, it was cash versus heart and they have terrible buyers guilt now!

  • Groan

    Yet this is a story of the success of democracy. A vote is held. A small majority is achieved for a policy. The electorate see that this was the legitimate result and so many who voted against or were undecided now are behind putting the policy into practice. Actually an object lesson of democracy and the importance of the democratic processes in dealing with division. If the Beeb had any semblance of Reithian “education” in them they would be pointing out this is democracy in action.

    • David davis

      But whatever will the BBC do, when there’s no reason any more to be allowed expenses to go to “Europe” [specially Brussels…chocolate etc], to eat/socialise/sh*g etc?

  • sylvesterthecat

    Just to remind everyone that if we own a TV, we are all required by law, to pay our hard earned cash to this Socialist dinosaur.
    George Orwell would have been so pleased to see his predictions come true.

    • I_am_not_completely_stupid

      Wrong.
      If you don’t watch or record broadcast TV you do not need a licence. I haven’t had a licence in years, don’t watch any broadcast TV and consider what the BBC says or doesn’t say to be utterly irrelevant. We have a good Netflix subscription and loads of DVDs.

    • John Smith

      incorrect

      dont pay and withdraw “implied right to access” and they cant even knock on your door

  • UKCitizen

    Omission is and always has been the tool favoured by the MSM to ensure their narrative.
    It is an easy one to plausibly deny when caught out.

    • Craig Martin

      Which should not happen with serious journalistic research

  • CitymanMichael

    I have to hand it to Teresa May for her playing of Brexit means Brexit & the effect that has had on previous remainers.

  • Pat

    What amuses me is that the type of person the Remainers want ignored is the same type of person whose interests they normally claim to have at heart.

  • Groan

    Well if there was any doubt about BBC bias then it was crystal clear this morning the same story I read earlier headlined as “lowest unemployment” is now http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39945782 “UK wage growth lags inflation ….” To make it clear the morning report on the lowest employment rate isn’t just lower down the list it has been changed for the “wage growth” story.

    So the good news ” The UK unemployment rate has fallen to 4.6%, its lowest in 42 years

    ” now relegated to a line in the above report.
    I don’t have any links to the Tory Party but surely somebody should rattle the Beebs cage about such a blatant burying of good economic news?
    Its just so obvious I’m actually astonished.

    • ReefKnot

      They know exactly what they are doing, and they know the Conservatives won’t do anything about it. So they just carry on being blatantly biased.

      • Groan

        Probably my naiveté but I was simply amazed that the very same story could be changed to completely erase its earlier version with a completely different “spin” !
        I presumed the earlier version would simply fall down the list on the page not vanish completely!

    • Dr Evil

      It was on the lunchtime BBC news, the lowest unemployment since the 1970s

      • DWWolds

        And, as always, with anything that smacks of being positive it was followed by “….but …..”.

        • secretpeople

          “despite Brexit”

        • thamesmud

          I’ve noticed Diane Abbot is always followed b a big but too.

  • Mojo

    Is there a reason why the government refuses to take the BBC to task!!! I know they are beginning to use other media outlets, but it is insane to allow the major broadcaster of news (and unfortunately most people do still tune into BBC at some point in the day) to ignore everything positive that could bring the country onside in the Brexit battle. I think we should insist that the government look to making factual announcements on how well the country is doing. Where we still have problems and the trade and investment we are achieving. Similar to Churchill in the war when he had a slot at a certain time of the day to keep the country informed and morale high.

    • Hertslass

      Insist? How can we insistt on anything if we vote May in? The alternative is even worse, though…..

  • Odo Saunders

    When will the Conservatives have the courage to abolish the feudal licence fee?

    • klm

      Maybe it will take a grassroots effort, headed up by a strong leader, to pressure the pols to finally do it. What is Nigel Farage up to these days?

      • Hertslass

        Giving the EU Parliament hell about how rude and untrustworthy Juncker was.

        • klm

          He’s extremely good at that, too. I’ve seen some clips. It’s a pleasure to watch!

    • c50

      When the stop trying to reintroduce feudalism.

    • Alan Llandrindod Wells

      A lot of Conservative MP’s are Blairites.
      Most obvious of which is Blubbering Soubry.

    • Bill

      Never.

  • David davis

    Can I ask you all a question?

    What is the point of a “nationalised state broadcaster”, in an age when everyone can narrowcast by himself, and there are hundreds – nay, thousands – of channels?

    In the event of a nuclear war or some global disaster like an asteroid, the state is legally able to break-in on any channel it pleases, and all of them. It’s how things just are.

    The BBC, while having done much good in its life, is now over. It’s become the mouthpiece of the GramscoFabiaNazis, who even quite recently thought triumphally that they were in their victory-endgame overLliberal Western Civilisation; and thus that an eco-sustainable-greenwalking-civilisation-sort-of-polity, with a few bicycles and LEDlights in “homes”, and loads of “healthy food”, (with water) would await all the masses not in the metromediaclass.

    The BBC must now be shut-down. It can all be easily done inside a 4-hour period in the night.

    The Archives – much of which was deeply important and of unmeasurable historical value, severely-cultural and uplifting and also of great factual importance – will be captured for The British Library. There, all of this material can be on view for ever, for free, for The People (you know! The ones the BBC more recently pretended to idolise.)

    The most valuable copyrights it generated, such as Top Gear, Dad’s Army, Allo-Allo, The Forsyte Saga and so many others which we all remember, can be globally-auctioned. The monies gained can be sent to offset grief fo living license-fee-payers and also legatees of dead ones, for the misfortune caused later by the BBC’s greeno-stalinist-bias-infection that it caught, sadly, from using “dirty-academics” on its staff.

    There’ll be no problem about the employees. Their desk-contents will have been pre-sorted into labelled black binliners to be lined up on the street outside their locked-down offices. Nothing will be stolen, nothing will be taken, and nothing will be commented on. No USB drives found will be analysed. All will be put in the right binbags. Some will find jobs. others will not.

    Good top technical staffs will get jobs on the next day, elsewhere, as will doormen and receptionists. These sorts are among the finest in the world and will be able to demand good salaries. As to the political editors and so on, well, I do not know. They may find themselves “pursuing the possibilities that they might find in other careers”.

  • 5th column traitors

    They may well do but I don’t watch them or pay them (or any other broadcaster for that matter).
    It’s for the best I find.

    • Guy Family

      Same here.

      According to BARB viewing figures, BBC news programmes attract an audience of around 4.0 to 4.5 million viewers on average (roughly 6% of the UK population, if my maths is correct). Of those, how many actually buy into the BBC dogma? Very few, if recent polls concerning attitudes towards Brexit and voter intentions at the next general election are to be believed.

      The BBC’s influence, it seems, is not so great.

  • Aethelflaed

    If a Conservative Government will not do anything about the BBC bias (or OFCOM) then we just have to take grass roots action. Get the viewing/listening figures down. Reduce their income. Reduce their influence.

    Don’t pay the licence if you don’t watch live broadcast, or just don’t watch. It is amazing what you can find to do with the time you may have sat and watched TV !! Don’t buy BBC products – magazines, book etc. Don’t listen to the Radio, or just download podcasts of programmes you really cannot do without – if available. Don’t use the BBC News website. Talk about BBC bias to those who do still watch/listen/use the website – point out what they miss. When the new MPs are installed lobby them to do something continually.

    Start off with friends and family, then get them to do the same. The more people take action and encourage others to do the same the better. We are not powerless, and the BBC is a danger to our future; it denigrates our country, our culture and our enonomy.

  • Bark Kantatas

    I am appalled to be accused of voting on grounds of race hate. Like most people, I only decided to vote Leave after reading some cräp on the side of a bus.

    • SeeYouAnon

      yeah, sure.

  • John Smith

    dont pay the bbc tax

    if they turn up tell them to f k off

    close the door

    if we get to 20% non paying itll collapse

  • Mike Thomas

    Once they could shape the news – now they follow it. Such is the delusion, it’s like the drunk at the drinks cabinet – ‘just another wee dram’. Only now the BBC rather than be subtle is as subtle as a brick. The public see it and say nothing, the BBC thinks it gets away with it and feels more emboldened.

    It’s going to make no difference to the outcome and the public are now firmly Brexiteers. Makes this Brexiteer feel even more vindicated. As for the BBC, they wallow in mediocrity now and irrelevance awaits them.

    If I was the government – I’d make them declare all their funding sources from the EU and put it in their annual statement and on their website. Let the public decide.

  • Sgt_Bilko

    I believe Andrew Neil mentioned it today on Daily Politics to some odious Lib Dems who were attempting to make their usual case against democracy.

    • David Keighley

      And Martha Kearney fleetingly on World at One today – she said some Remainers had changed their minds, but did not clarify the extent of the change, nor what that now meant in terms of overall support for Brexit report. So that plus the Neil mention shows that the YouGov survey did definitely penetrate the portals of the Corporation – and further,that news intake did not deem it worthy of a story.

      • Hertslass

        They deemed it worthy of a story – worthy enough effectively to suppress it.

  • bobsworth

    Accepting the result – and as a consequence wanting to minimise the delay in progress, which is preventing business making vital investment decisions (which it’s crystal clear from the survey is the definition of the 23% in question) – is 100% not the same thing as “supporting Brexit”.

    https://yougov.co.uk/news/2017/05/12/forget-52-rise-re-leavers-mean-pro-brexit-electora/

    And what you fail to mention is that this group of 23%, plus the 22% who don’t accept the decision, adds up to…. er….. 45%. The same as the “Hard Leavers”.

    Glad to be of help in exposing your dishonesty and hypocrisy.

    • captainslugwash

      23% + 22% = 55%
      Figures from the Labour School of Economics?

      • bobsworth

        Too quick mate. It was a slip of the keyboard which I noticed and corrected within 30 seconds.

        • captainslugwash

          I realised that, but who can resist an open goal 🙂

      • Labour_is_bunk

        You’re feeding the troll.

        I did take a quick look at a selection of his postings on other sites – I noticed (apart from the rude words here and there for effect) that on one he described Laura Perrins as a “failed barrister”.

        Wonder where that leaves Diane Abbott then?

        • Bill

          A total nonentity? A failing anti-white racist? A mathematics genius? The West Indian All-Comers Eating Champion?

    • John Thomas

      Yes, but give it ten years, and those who accepted “the result …”, etc., will be damn’ glad they did …

      • bobsworth

        Give it 6 months, and you’ll be begging for the process to be stopped.

        • getahead

          The EU commissariat is driving people away with its clumsiness and rudeness.

          • PAD

            And it’s flooding Europe with economic migrants

        • DWWolds

          Want to bet?

  • Nockian

    The BBC are mouth pieces for the establishment. Their masters are vested interests and that is why they continually talk about ‘big business’. This is the same ‘big business’ which was considered ‘too big to fail’ and has been consolidating and merging since the crash and now is ‘too bigger to fail’.

    It should be obvious that there isn’t any ‘news’ on state and corporate media outlets, even the entertainment is channeling the minds of the viewer. There is no point in being surprised that this is the state of play: the Soviet Russan people eventually stopped bothering to listen to their state broadcasters. The only difference is that private business controls the narrative instead of a group of communist bureaucrats we have to suffer fascist corporations.

    Britains vote to depart from the EU ( and let’s be clear it hasn’t happened yet and I have my doubts it will) was a blow to the fascist globalists who want open borders, a single currency and a world government. They want to control every aspect of our lives and remove any risk from there own. The EU is a corpocratic idea which did away with individual governments who wanted specific negotiated agreements, they need an open goal and are trying to remove the defenders. They call it ‘free market’ and capitalism; it is anything but.

    There is therefore no way that the BBC-a state funded organ-is going to be giving anything other than carefully crafted propaganda that does everything to persuade people to keep the goal mouth free. This is the mechanism they have used instead of adopting blanket violence they prefer the more effective manipulation of the media. However, we occasionally see the veil fall and we are given direct threats of harsh tax increases and ‘made to go to the back of the line’ (isn’t this what we learned in school- those who flouted authority would be sent to the back of the q or get a fine ?).

  • Ravenscar

    And saint jo – accorded.

  • Politically__Incorrect

    I think the BBC’s intention is to go on moaning about Brexit long after it has happened and everyone else is getting benefit from it. Perhaps the BBC would like to join its fellow Remoaners in Brussels too. Let them take all their staff too. Let them take Gina Miller and Tony Blair as well. The EU can fund them and we can abolish the licence fee

    • Big Les

      Absolutely. And there’s space on that bus for Eddie Izzard, Gob(shite) Geldof, Richard Branson, Russell Brand, Peter Mandelslime, Peter Hain, Ken Clarke, Anna Soubry and Lady Nugee.

      • hobspawn

        Don’t forget James O’Brien. Actually, even Molenbeek is too good for him. Dogger Bank perhaps.

        • Hacked off

          I promised the wife I would calm down but just the sound of his ducking name makes my blood boil. If there is a more condescending person on the airways I’m yet to meet them. There must be thousands like me who switch off LBC between 10 and 1.

    • weejonnie✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      Does anyone actually pay attention to BBC politics these days? Maybe they should use Corporal Jones’s catchphrase to their supporters.

  • I would count myself within that 68%, and so would my boss and her husband. All three of us voted Remain– now we want to get on with Brexit. Fed up of Remoaning. We lost the vote, and should be coming together to get the best possible deal for our country, not laughing in the face of democracy by threatening a second vote, as media outlets and elitist politicians keep doing.

  • hobspawn

    DO NOT PAY THE LICENSE FEE.

    LET’S KILL THE PAEDOBEEB.

  • Blowmedown

    As long as we are forced to pay their political levy they get can away with it. As long as our supine government refuse to act in the best interests of the population by decriminalising non-payment, they will continue to bite the hand that feeds them.