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The Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation Bunker

Travelgall

MIA
Kit Reviewer
#1
I know it's in the Daily Fascist but it seems the BBC have built a bunker to protect themselves from suicide bombers. I didn't know UKIP, the Conservative Party and/or the Catholic Church had that capability, because they're the only people who would like to jam Al Beeb. AQAP, AQIM, the IRA, Hamas, Hezbollah and pretty much any other Terrorist (Sorry that's not a Beeb word - Militant) or Dictator would be insane to cut off their own free Propoganda arm.

BBC bunker: News studios built in bomb proof room to protect it from suicide attacks | Mail Online

On the plus side I would like to pat on the back the ex Forces individual working in Business Continuity that managed to persuade Al-Jazeera North that they were actually under threat. I hope you got a nice cut of the building contract.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#2
I'm guessing that there is a still an emergency broadcasting requirement they let lapse a bit since the evesham bunker fell into disrepair.

probably screwed HMG out of a few billion to build it.
 
#4
Funnily enough, if you go to a site like Urban75 (which some people may remember from a few years back) you'll find plenty of people there who'll swear blind that the BBC is the tool of the Zionists and nothing more than the British arm of the Israeli government's propaganda department.

Funny how views can be so far apart...
 

rampant

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
#7
Don't ruin a perfectly good rant with stupid things like facts.
Sorry, going to do it again though:

I'm guessing that there is a still an emergency broadcasting requirement they let lapse a bit since the evesham bunker fell into disrepair.

probably screwed HMG out of a few billion to build it.

Even the Mail article says £1 billion - and they'd love to see the BBC wiped off the earth. Do you actually read things or do you just type what the voices in your head tell you to?
 
#9
Perfectly sensible precaution, matches what banks are doing for new dealing rooms, for example. See also vehicle-obstructing street furniture and pervasive surveillance. Just because no-one's letting off VBIEDs or mounting PBIED attacks right this minute doesn't mean some gang of idiots isn't going to do so in the future. I don't believe a billion, either. The sort of hardening required, if designed in from the start, represents extra cost, but not an order of magnitude's worth. Typical Daily Hate non-story. Take a look around the Mail offices some time and see what they've implemented.
 
#10
Almost all central London new build contracts I see are subject to anti-terror regulations. Everything from the BBC to Tesco's, have to meet blast resistant, or blast enhanced facades regulations on lower floors.
 
#14
As long long as the loony lefties and the raving right are both accusing the Beeb of being the tool of the other, you have to figure they're doing a good job.

They can still **** off for their TV tax money though.
 
#15
So the BBC can safely lecture us on how Islam really is the "Religion of Peace" safe in their suicide-bomber proof bunker?
Sounds about right from them.
 
#16
And in further news...

...why the IRA's RPGs haven't been detonating when they've struck Army and Police vehicles...


Media. They just can't help it, can they. This time, they've even set a challenge.
 
#17
So yer man strolls into the building,casually mentions he has five pounds of semtex tucked into his trousers,then allows the occupants time to walk down into the bunker?
 
#18
Meh. They had a super bunker for years. Purpose built, armed with its own BFO transmitters. Why didn't they just keep that?

Crowborough not close enough to London for the luvvies?

Aspidistra (transmitter) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because it didn't belong to the BBC. It was a Foreign Office transmitter originally purchased by the Political Warfare Executive for propaganda purposes but also used by the RAF for intruding on German night fighter coms. Used by BBC World Service postwar but it was still controlled by the Diplomatic Wireless Service.
 
#20
I don't believe a billion, either. The sort of hardening required, if designed in from the start, represents extra cost, but not an order of magnitude's worth.
As far as I can tell, the whole building cost one billion, not the cost of hardening the news room

Let me get this straight. When they receive a coded warning, instead of evacuating the building, they all gather in a much publicised room?
No. The news room is the 'bunker', it's where the people are anyway. The idea is that if someone sets of a device in reception, the people in the news room will be fine.


Does anyone actually read the links any more, or do they just pile straight in with the outrage?
 

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