BBC unions' war on Tories

#1
It's from the Daily Mail, but if ever there was any doubt over the BBC's bias this should clear the argument up once and for all.

BBC strikers to black out Cameron speech and disrupt spending review coverage | Mail Online

If the BBC are on strike and not providing a service, do we have the right to withold licence fees for the period of the proposed strikes.

What will the nation do without it's shit programme schedule while these tossers start hammering nails into their own coffin?
 
#2
Will the nation weep if Dave and Gideon are blanked from our screens? Um no. This strike action, if it goes ahead, will be wildly popular. Who in their right mind wishes to watch a couple of private schoolboys, one worth £40m (Dave) the other with a trust fund from papa worth £2m (Gideon) tell the nation they're making the poor and the middle class pay for the bankers' stupidity and venality?
 
#3
Wildly popular with who? The dinosaur union leaders?
 
#4
Will the nation weep if Dave and Gideon are blanked from our screens? Um no. This strike action, if it goes ahead, will be wildly popular. Who in their right mind wishes to watch a couple of private schoolboys, one worth £40m (Dave) the other with a trust fund from papa worth £2m (Gideon) tell the nation they're making the poor and the middle class pay for the bankers' stupidity and venality?
Oooh! Contentious, but bloody good!
What left wing bias? Didn't the BBC get slapped over David Kelly?

Shite spelling edit!!!!
 

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#5
Will the nation weep if Dave and Gideon are blanked from our screens? Um no. This strike action, if it goes ahead, will be wildly popular. Who in their right mind wishes to watch a couple of private schoolboys, one worth £40m (Dave) the other with a trust fund from papa worth £2m (Gideon) tell the nation they're making the poor and the middle class pay for the bankers' stupidity and venality?

Impressive! The Left's meme that "it was all the Banker's fault" is being pressed home hard - despite the facts showing that it is complete and utter cobblers. Still, why let that stop a good sound bite, along with "Maggie destroyed British Industry" and "All public spending is good".

Back in the real world - the CSR will reveal the true depths of the reductions needed to pay for monies that G Brown borrowed, and which we, and our children, and our grandchildren, will now have to pay off. The man was an utter financial incompetent, and we will be paying for his failures - all of us - for a very long time.

And personally I'd rather have as Prime Minister someone with a bit of brains and common sense, rather than an unelected social misfit who has never done a hand's turn of work in his life.
 

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#7
Hm. Gotta go with that too. Despite the cuts I prefer call me Dave over Broon or Bliar.
 
#8
Who gives a monkies, other news channels are available to watch smarmy CMD and his cohorts at their conference. Just a shame they are not doing the same to the other smarmy gits in the TUC, Labour and Libs
 
#9
Brilliant - The Daily Hate talking up a story about a rival news gathering organisation showing political bias!

Made me laugh anyway.
 
#10
Will the nation weep if Dave and Gideon are blanked from our screens? Um no. This strike action, if it goes ahead, will be wildly popular. Who in their right mind wishes to watch a couple of private schoolboys, one worth £40m (Dave) the other with a trust fund from papa worth £2m (Gideon) tell the nation they're making the poor and the middle class pay for the bankers' stupidity and venality?
No mention of Labour's profligate spending there I see.
 
#11
Impressive! The Left's meme that "it was all the Banker's fault" is being pressed home hard - despite the facts showing that it is complete and utter cobblers.
If you're willing to share some of those "facts" that would be wonderful. In the meantime, here a photo for you to look at:

 
#12

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#13
Will the nation weep if Dave and Gideon are blanked from our screens? Um no. This strike action, if it goes ahead, will be wildly popular. Who in their right mind wishes to watch a couple of private schoolboys, one worth £40m (Dave) the other with a trust fund from papa worth £2m (Gideon) tell the nation they're making the poor and the middle class pay for the bankers' stupidity and venality?
I'm sorry, who gave the banks our money to bail them out? I could have sworn it was a Labour government that gave my money away, and not the Tories (mind you, speaking of the rich, which multi-millionaire has just received a peace medal in the US . . . I'll give you a clue, it's not David Cameron you daft ****).

Which government was it that employed over 1 million extra civil servants on fat gold-plated pensions over 11 years, many of who were are are simply surplus to requirements, and cost this country (that's tax-payers chum) billions and billions? I honestly thought that was Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, both Labour, NOT the Conservatives or Limp Dems.

I didn't hear a murmer from the Unions when all these dead-beats were being employed in non-jobs did you? Not a whisper along the lines of "Er, are you sure it's prudent Mr Brown, after all, it's bound to be really ****ing expensive. Are you sure the country can afford it?"

Nah, not a bit of it. Now that the inevitable has happened and Labour have spent all the money and then printed another £200 billion (that's magic that is, it really does grow on trees), Cameron and the Limps are getting the blame for trying to fix it.
 
#14
I'm sorry, who gave the banks our money to bail them out?
It's called "socialism for the rich" my potty-mouthed friend. The banks were too big to fail. Britain was within 24 hours of the cash machines packing up.

When you mention "dead-beats" sucking on the public tit, I assume you don't mean spending on the military, including massive gold-plated pensions, medical care and compensation for the injured, new aircraft carriers, Trident, and fighter aircraft designed to counter the Soviet threat?

Or do you? Are you a CND peacenik with a bobble hat seeking to strip the nation's defences to fund the bankers' Porsches? Not very patriotic old son.

Returning to the strikes, if the BBC unions have balloted within the law, given proper notice to the employer, jumped through the other hoops laid down by some of the most stringent industrial relations legislation in the developed world, and then blank our screens for a few hours, the world won't come to an end.

Indeed, it'll be amusing the watch the Daily Mail huff and puff and people can switch channels and watch the idiot Kay Burley, reminding themselves just how God-awful Sky News is and how valuable the BBC.
 
#15
Look at the "facts". The financial ones...
 
#16
Will the nation weep if Dave and Gideon are blanked from our screens? Um no. This strike action, if it goes ahead, will be wildly popular. Who in their right mind wishes to watch a couple of private schoolboys, one worth £40m (Dave) the other with a trust fund from papa worth £2m (Gideon) tell the nation they're making the poor and the middle class pay for the bankers' stupidity and venality?
I like this the recession happened due to the bankers being not nearly as clever as they thought they were.
being told we all in thisa together by a mulitmillionare is slighlty less gut wrenching than the "I'm prepared to pay the blood price" speach but only just
 
#17
It's worth reminding the congregation that it's actually a war on the BBC's useless, bloated, highly remunerated management. The strikes are about the pension fund, sure, but there's an underlying sense of 'enough is enough' at the Corporation:

BBC North boss refusing to relocate to the north cos his kids are in private education in London - the cnut
BBC grovelling behind the scenes to Tories to avoid cuts in licence fee
BBC Trust being utterly useless
BBC bosses enforcing a £1bn holiday in pension payments to pay for all their cock ups
BBC Pension Trustees allowing BBC bosses to get awway with the above
BBC programme schedules turning into ratings-driven shiite

The trouble is that the broadcasting unions are pishpoor and any proposed strike will get them precisely nowhere - we should be grateful that they'll keep the usual drivel off the air for a couple of days. Stand by for more repeats of Only Fools and hours of Coast ... no change from the usual fayre.

Meanwhile, the NUJ is being infiltrated by screaming Ashie-types who would prefer industrial action against the evil war in Afg than protecting members' jobs and pensions.
 

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#18
It's called "socialism for the rich" my potty-mouthed friend. The banks were too big to fail. Britain was within 24 hours of the cash machines packing up.

When you mention "dead-beats" sucking on the public tit, I assume you don't mean spending on the military, including massive gold-plated pensions, medical care and compensation for the injured, new aircraft carriers, Trident, and fighter aircraft designed to counter the Soviet threat?

Or do you? Are you a CND peacenik with a bobble hat seeking to strip the nation's defences to fund the bankers' Porsches? Not very patriotic old son.

Returning to the strikes, if the BBC unions have balloted within the law, given proper notice to the employer, jumped through the other hoops laid down by some of the most stringent industrial relations legislation in the developed world, and then blank our screens for a few hours, the world won't come to an end.

Indeed, it'll be amusing the watch the Daily Mail huff and puff and people can switch channels and watch the idiot Kay Burley, reminding themselves just how God-awful Sky News is and how valuable the BBC.
Actually, I'm OK with defence spending, provided it is not money wasted, and we are all well aware that there needs to be a grand thinning out of a lot of the brass that's hanging around longer than necessary, and the dodgy defence deals where firms are paid way over the odds to produce shit, simply because they are part of the system. I do believe we need new aircraft carriers, and that we need an independent nuclear deterrent that is based at sea, on land and in the air. I believe that we need an armed defence/offence capability that fully allows us to go it alone if we have to.

If it's dead-beats sucking on the public tit you're asking about, let's talk about the size of our welfare bill. Let's talk about the bosses of the 'poverty quangoes', or the dyke and poof bodies, or the 'social inclusions' units, or all the pen-pushers in the NHS that cost more than the nurses and front-line staff. Let's talk about all the luvvies in the BBC who do nothing but talk shit all day, and fly around the world to do it on £100,000+ annual salaries with gold plated pensions.

In case you hadn't noticed, Labour gave us a recession, and in the private sector, hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs, and/or their pensions, and/or their houses, and/or they haven't had pay rises, or in fact, they may have even had pay cuts, or had their hours cut. I'm saying share the pain. The public tit relies on the private sector, and Labour have sunk it. The public sector is not some endless money machine that you can draw on ad-infinitum, recession or no, economic devastation through incompetence or not.

Tell me, sage one, over the last 15 years, how much has the budget of the BBC gone up? Over and above inflation do you think? What's the gold-plated pension hangover going to cost us all? Do we really need 5 BBC TV channels, plus satellite, plus 15 odd radio stations? I don't ****ing think so. Time to cut, and cut hard. Let them go on strike, because I'll quite happily read a book than get told by the BBC about 'inclusion' or have my children brainwashed by a lefty-state organ. ****'em.

How's that for potty-mouthed?
 
#19
Look at the "facts". The financial ones...
You can't run Britain PLC like a cornershop or family bank account. Ireland, much admired in Tory circles for moving straight to massive spending cuts, is Britain in 2 years time. Premature public spending cuts by the Irish government have created the longest, deepest recession in Western Europe.
 

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#20
It's worth reminding the congregation that it's actually a war on the BBC's useless, bloated, highly remunerated management. The strikes are about the pension fund, sure, but there's an underlying sense of 'enough is enough' at the Corporation:
Glad somebody else noticed - but not the Daily Mail or the screamy anti Tories around.
 

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