The BBC: are claims of political bias justified? Part 2.

Nandy appears to be the Labour spokesperson at the moment, as she is never off the airwaves. If that’s the best Labour can offer up to counter the hated Tories/Boris, then no wonder they are trailing heavily in the Polls.
She’s the MP for Wigan dontcha know?! =)
nandy is slightly more honed than raynsford. I agree that both are a reminder as to just how small and degraded the labour gene pool actually is. Blair would have pissed himself laughing at the mere thought of incorporating such bargain basement material into his cabinet (although he did add robin cook and gorilla look-alike, clare short as a sop to the left).
Pitiful - if they were not potentially dangerous to the rest of us.
 
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nandy is slightly more honed than raynsford. I agree that both are a reminder as to just how small and degraded the labour gene pool actually is. Pitiful - if they were not potentially dangerous to the rest of us.
I sometimes think she’s a bit embarrassed by her Boris grrrr nonsense. Like any half decent Labour politician: you wonder why they aren’t in the Tory Party where they might actually be of some service to the country and their constituents.
 

syrup

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<Factoid alert> The dog that played the part of Ni**er in the film was called "n***er" <Factoid alert off>


Serving RAF Police dog no less

Richard Todd wanted to keep him after the film but the RAF said no.

He had his own chair and everything

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Example:-
*Northern Labour MP - Damn that Covid and full speed ahead on foreign aid.
*Northern RedWall Conservative MP - Eh, we need to tighten our belts and that means charity begins at home.

Politics is seriously broken when the party of the working man is more elitist, than the ostensible party of the elite( as defined by the BBC). The shift in public perception is entirely down to the sorts of example I give above and the BBC is the very pinnacle of the disconnect between peoples lived realities and the facts/truth as defined by the activist community who have so much influence over our representatives.

On an aside, Helm is spot on that the BBC is trying its old game of influence. I've noticed one little trick is to give more time to the other parties than it usually does where the tories are weak. I still maintain the perverse sense that the BBC gave so much license to UKIP to undermine the conservative party that we ended up with a second referendum.
 

Cold_Collation

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Not strictly a bias issue but…

One of their baby reporters has clad herself in Lycra and an elfin safe tea compliant helmet and is cycling around Cornwall filming the G7 security. She pushed her lanyard badge into the face of plod and said:

“I’m from the BBC, I need to be here!” The staggering arrogance and entitlement dripped out her. She then went on to whinge: “all this security for one US motorcade”.
Many moons ago, when Dubya came over to Blair's Sedgefield constituency to have to that büllshit pint-and-fish-and-chips in Blair's 'local', I happened to be up in the northeast scoping out wedding venues with the then-intended and now-happily-gone.

I don't think people realise the security involved in moving a US President around.

At every rural road junction for miles around there was either a British police car or a US security vehicle of some type. All of the hotels were full of US Secret Service types ("Hey, Chip, I'm just going to the bar. Want something? "Sure. Get me a burger and one of those Bow-Ding-Tons."). Teesside Airport became pretty much a US airbase for the duration (the ex-mother-in-law had a hobby of listening to the ATC on the radio and the traffic was constant).

A US President has an immense logistical tail. And that's just one country leader.

I don't know what the cub reporter was expecting, nor what the BBC hoped to gain from that.
 

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Many moons ago, when Dubya came over to Blair's Sedgefield constituency to have to that büllshit pint-and-fish-and-chips in Blair's 'local', I happened to be up in the northeast scoping out wedding venues with the then-intended and now-happily-gone.

I don't think people realise the security involved in moving a US President around.

At every rural road junction for miles around there was either a British police car or a US security vehicle of some type. All of the hotels were full of US Secret Service types ("Hey, Chip, I'm just going to the bar. Want something? "Sure. Get me a burger and one of those Bow-Ding-Tons."). Teesside Airport became pretty much a US airbase for the duration (the ex-mother-in-law had a hobby of listening to the ATC on the radio and the traffic was constant).

A US President has an immense logistical tail. And that's just one country leader.

I don't know what the cub reporter was expecting, nor what the BBC hoped to gain from that.
5 C5 Galaxies. And two Airforce Ones.
 
I don't think people realise the security involved in moving a US President around.

When Clinton was in Belfast, the City Centre was rammed with men in trenchcoats talking up their sleeves.

It's hard trying to blend in when you're accompanied by RUC officers who are armed to the teeth.
 
Example:-
*Northern Labour MP - Damn that Covid and full speed ahead on foreign aid.
*Northern RedWall Conservative MP - Eh, we need to tighten our belts and that means charity begins at home.

Politics is seriously broken when the party of the working man is more elitist, than the ostensible party of the elite( as defined by the BBC). The shift in public perception is entirely down to the sorts of example I give above and the BBC is the very pinnacle of the disconnect between peoples lived realities and the facts/truth as defined by the activist community who have so much influence over our representatives.

On an aside, Helm is spot on that the BBC is trying its old game of influence. I've noticed one little trick is to give more time to the other parties than it usually does where the tories are weak. I still maintain the perverse sense that the BBC gave so much license to UKIP to undermine the conservative party that we ended up with a second referendum.
Ironically, if we had a genuinely fair and unbiased MSM (which we haven't, despite what some people might say), Labour would probably be in a much stronger position.
The establishment and the media seem to think the population of this country is made up of 10 year olds who can't think and decide for themselves. However, unsurprisingly the population is made up of people who are over 10 years old and who can think and decide for themselves and are (overall) intelligent enough to realise they are constantly being fed a nonsense message, and as a result have become extremely cynical.
 
I sent an Email to both Boris & my local MP complaining about the Foreign aid budget, illegal immigrants and BBC.
I had a response from my MP ...

Dear Mr xxxxxxxx

Thank you very much for your email and I note your comments about overseas aid and the BBC. The government has been clear that the reduction in overseas aid will remain in place until such time as the public finances enable a change.

In respect of immigration I can provide you with some positive updates. The new plan for immigration which will be in the borders bill which the government hopes to introduce to the House of Commons next month will speed up the removal of failed asylum seekers and foreign criminals. It will also introduce new maximum life sentences for people smugglers. Border force will be empowered to do more to stop and see small boats and search containers for hidden migrants.

In addition, and I think this is very significant, illegal arrivals will be stopped from gaining immediate entry into the asylum system if they have travelled through a safe country like France. We are also going to increase the maximum sentence for illegally entering the United Kingdom. I very much agree with you that the proper management and control of immigration is important and I do believe that this new bill will enable that to happen.


With very best wishes,


Andrew Selous
Member of Parliament for SW Bedfordshire



my response was this

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for what looks to be a positive response to 2 of my concerns. That will be good news indeed if we see the positive results in the large reduction in the number of illegals already here and the cessation of those our border FARCE are giving a taxi service to instead of turning them back at sea.

Sadly I note there was no mention of the halting of the iniquitous TV licence which the BBC uses to fund its never ending criticism of anything remotely patriotic or pro British.
It used to be a beacon as a national broadcaster but has sunk to a blatantly biased anti British propaganda vehicle for "wokeness".

As Boris seemingly proposed it MUST no longer be funded by a compulsory licence fee but made to stand on what income it can generate from its woefully biased output. That IMHO would be very little based on comments I hear & see from all sources.
The house must see this especially in the constant criticism & twisting of Boris's actions by their so called reporters/commentators!

Yours Sincerely


I will be interested in his response, I still have had no response from Boris!


Just got the response from my MP on the beeb query, looks like he agrees with my feelings on al beeb ...

Dear Mr xxxxxxxx

Thank you so much for your email and I’m glad that you are positive about the immigration changes were going to make. I absolutely know two comments about the BBC and like you I do agree that a lot of the output completely passes by the working men and women of this country. There is a very London Metropolitan view of the world which puts out which is very often not shared at all across the country. I shall certainly fit your comments in and thank you for letting me know the strength of your views.


With very best wishes,

Andrew Selous
Member of Parliament for SW Bedfordshire



The other thing that pleases me is that this starts on Sunday GB News is coming soon

It will be on 236 freeview and is actually having the odd transmission now showing some of the people involved and explaining what they intend to do!
 

syrup

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5 C5 Galaxies. And two Airforce Ones.


Don't they also have a navy hospital ship or carrier near by with a fully equipped Hospital onboard so he can be taken there if anything happens

I seem to remember an Obama trip somewhere and a carrier went as cover and since it went so did it's carrier group.

They also turn off commercial sat navs and satellite trackers we couldn't track any of our North East trailers when G.W. was at Tony's

I saw Trumps convoy going up the M11 back to Stanstead last time POTUS was over
Rolling roadblocks both sides of the road then a convoy about a mile long, police, ambulances, and in the middle the beast then more police etc all American except some Black Range Rovers and UK police doing the rolling road blocks
 
It is not just the security, or even the air fleet. Truxx and I have both had occasion to liaise briefly with elements of past POTUS recce and advance parties. In my case, I was helping look after for the day a recce party, numbering 45 pax. Yes, it included five or six Secret Service chaps, each with their own specialisms, plus one of the Marine helo crews working out whether they could get their birds into locations safely, let alone the secure comms guys.

Truxx has mentioned the chefs and the medics. The recce team also included two of the First Lady's hairdressers - where could they set up discreet emergency salons should their principal need a quick primping, and what sort of plugs would they need on the hair dryer? In my case, this was all for a trip that thankfully never even happened - it was a daft idea during the Bush era to do a state visit to Portsmouth for a certain iconic wartime anniversary. I did have fun explaining to the Secret Service that the Spinnaker Tower was a Millennium project and therefore still uncompleted in 2004... and, under orders from on high to help kill the idea of the visit, I may have slightly over egged the militancy and anti war protest appetite of the average Portsmouth Uni student.

Best bit was when one of the political special advisers decreed that the Nelson Wardroom dining hall would be the perfect wet weather venue for a key note speech - "Gee, it even has these lovely big old paintings of British ships sinking French ships." I explained that it was actually a painting of HMS Shannon vs USS Chesapeake. :grin:

Oh, and they wondered why HMNB Portsmouth had so many shops. We Brits were mystified until I realised they had seen lots of doors marked STORE.
 
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Oh, and they wondered why HMNB Portsmouth had so many shops. We Brits were mystified until I realised they had seen lots of doors marked STORE.
I recently completed a case study for a major digital mapping specialist. The topic was 3D mapping of San Francisco International Airport as it gets upgraded. The product was hugely impressive in all respects and there is an ambition to share it with other airports around the world.

One challenge in the digital sphere is nomenclature - do you and I call the same things the same or different names, and how can that be accommodated?

As I remarked during the briefings: "I've never been into one of those rooms for a rest..."
 

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