Wednesday, 8 March 2017

# 412w - The Last Post!

I know one should never say never but as far as I am currently concerned this is to be my last post on here for the foreseeable future. let me explain why.

I have been monitoring and complaining about BBC bias, in particular on the EU, climate change and the left of centre of our politics, since the 1980s. I have refused to pay my TV licence on two occasions as I argued that their bias showed they were not honouring their Royal Charter and thus I had no obligation to pay their licence. These stands resulted in two court appearances. On the first I received a conditional discharge and the second a £800 fine. Fortunately my fine was less than the accumulated licence fee I owed! Anyway I now have a licence, as my card is marked, and while Magistrates treat non payment of a TV licence as a strict 'liability offence' non payers will NEVER beat the system.

While I and many others are in no doubt the BBC is bias writing this blog, which I start in January 2009, will not in itself change a thing - if only it had that power! It is of course particularly frustrating when so many 'insiders', on leaving the BBC, admit just how bias the institution is and some like Andrew Marr still even work for it!

This blog will of course remain as a source for reference but in the meantime I need to concentrate on my other project which is to promote The Harrogate Agenda which I helped set up in 2012. Our aim is the reform of our system of governance to give the people a far greater say, when appropriate, on the way we are governed. We have a website and blog here, which sadly doesn't convert into a useable link since I updated my computer, but simply google The Harrogate Agenda and up it comes.

The Harrogate Agenda is I believe the only way we will ultimately tame the BBC because with our six demands we set out very clearly how the will of the people can no longer be ignored and so it would always be possible to hold any institution to account if enough people made a stand.

If anyone wants to get in touch you can contact me off The Harrogate Agenda website.

Finally thank you for your support over the years.

Niall Warry

Thursday, 1 December 2016

#411w - The BBC is biased against Christianity.

As this link shows the BBC is biased against Christianity:-

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

#410w - Two more examples of bias based on the BBC's PC agenda.

1. White or Black -  After the recent abduction and rape of the school girl in Oxford the BBC were happy t report that the suspects were two WHITE males. Now in comparison when was the last time your heard the BBC so clearly state that the suspects to a crime were BLACK?

I'm just asking a very simple question.........

2. Diversity - Jon Holmes has been sacked, after 18 years of working for The Now show on Radio 4, for being white and middle class. A good friend of his, a Jewish woman, who was responsible for helping to set up the BBC's diversity programme told him " I'm so sorry we just wanted to represent everyone fairly. It was never about sacking people who already do the job and simply replacing them to tick a box. This isn't what we meant to happen at all."

Well the BBC, like so many other gutless and PC led organisations, clearly DO have a tick box culture which, and here is the complete irony of the situation, is in itself DISCRIMINATORY.


Thursday, 29 September 2016

#409w - BBC Brexit bias.

A cross-party group of parliamentarians has challenged the Corporation's DG, Lord Hall (what else would he be but a Lord!), to name a single programme that has been enthusiastic about Brexit since the EU referendum on 232rd June. He was unable to do so and has agreed to review the BBC's complaints procedure.

I tell you now, from bitter experience, that the BBC will come up with some measly words about being balanced over time where as anyone who studies BBC bias will know that the BBC has always been pro the EU and wanted us to stay in the EU. Therefore the BBC now feels duty bound, to please the overwhelming pro EU Establishment, by knocking the chances of a safe Brexit.

I believe Brexit can work to our advantage, in the long term, especially if we initially stay in the EEA and negotiate on Freedom of Movement via Article 112 of the EEA agreement.

Finally anyone who seriously thinks staying in the EU was a risk free option need to get out more!

Sunday, 25 September 2016

#408w - Bias staff at the bias BBC.

Have you ever known a BBC broadcaster sacked for bias?

No - me neither!

So Spring Watch co-host Chris Packman gets away with bias because, and wait for this great excuse, he is NOT a regular presenter!!!

So you be the judge of what this apparently part-time presenter said which was that he branded all hunters and shooters as the 'nasty brigade'.

Personally I've never seen anyone less tolerant than the supposed 'Green brigade' but then what do I know as a white middle class male with right of centre views. I'm an endangered species which the BBC does everything in its power to destroy.

The real irony in all this is that most of the BBC management are white middle class males and yes females, paid handsomely from the  compulsory licensee tax we all have to pay, who all live comfortable urban lives and couldn't tell the difference between a stoat, mink, ferret or weasel!

Friday, 16 September 2016

#407w - It's time David Dimbleby retired.

Question Time last night was a classic case of BBC basis.

1. The panel of five contained only one person, in Quentin Letts, who supported Brexit. Balance, and a reflection that the Leavers WON, should have had three Leavers to two Remainers.

2. The audience from Salisbury appeared to be 2 thirds from the Left and only a third from the Right and this in a Conservative seat.

3. Dimbleby allowed Campbell and MacDonald far too much of the time to slug it out over the current issues in the Labour party. At times allowing the rants to go on unchecked. 

4. Unusually, entirely due to his increasingly poor chairmanship, he only had time for 3 questions.

Dimbleby in terms of chairing QT is past his Best Before Date.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

#406w - Those 'Controversial' boundary changes.

On the six and 10 o'clock news yesterday the BBC described the boundary changes as 'controversial' but controversial to who I ask?

The changes which as I understand it have been drawn up by the Electoral Commission aim to make all constituencies of equal size (as the chartists first demanded) and reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

I doubt the public find these proposals 'controversial' and while some MPs might, especially the ones losing their seats, the left leaning BBC does who of course love to bash the Conservatives at any opportunity. However as I say above these changes have come from the EC and not the government but no mention of that from the BBC is of course all the government's fault.

During the interview with Labour's Tristram Hunt, he was allowed to claim without interruption or follow up question, that these changes were 'unfair' and 'undemocratic' when the truth is that the existing system, as most honest pundits will admit, is heavily skewed in Labour's favour.

The bias in the, still unreformed, BBC knows no bounds.

Friday, 9 September 2016

#405w - BBC and grammer schools.

The BBC once again reverts to type over the PM's decision to allow the creation of new Grammar schools aimed at selecting pupils on intellectual merit.

During the news tonight on BBC 1 at six and 10 the  first item dealt with Grammar school issue and contained three vox pops who were all against the idea.

Are the BBC really trying to tell me that for balance they could not have found somebody who stood up for the principles of Grammar schools.

The BBC's DNA contains huge swathes of anti elitist thinking and this from an organisation that is actually elitist to its core.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

# 404w - Today programme alters history to suit its agenda.

 The BBC still cannot believe 'they' lost the referendum as is evident from their continuing stories on an increase in racist attacks post Brexit and doom and gloom over our future.

When they do cover the continued problems of the EU they alter history to eradicate any unpleasant truths as covered in this blog post:-

I addition to the above on the evening news last night, on an item covering Theresa May's call for a 'Race Audit', they did not cover one opposing point view with all, around, five vox pox interviewees saying that this country was racist.  

Monday, 11 July 2016

#403w - The BBC is trying to make the news and not just reporting it.

With my knowledge of the BBC's reporting over the years this is a tactic that has been going on for a while - here are two post Brexit examples.

1. Racism - The BBC has been full of stories, since we voted to leave the EU, that there has been an increase in racists attacks. This even permeated to the One Show one evening last week where various interviewees claimed to have been the subject of racist abuse. One black youth, who said he had received racist abuse, was asked by the reporter if he knew that was a hate crime and should be reported to the police.

2. Tory leadership contest - One clearly senses that the BBC are keen to find any Tory, who voted Leave, who is upset that their party is going to be lead by a Remainer. This was very clear today on the six o'clock news when the reporter in Harrogate, Yorkshire, sought out Tories who were unhappy with Thersa May. The reporter did try and balance the three or four who said they were unhappy with one man who wasn't that concerned.

Both these are examples, as I put in my title, that show the BBC trying to make the news and not just reporting it.

PS. My other half has just informed me that on the One Show tonight they interviewed a woman in her refuge home who thought she would be unable to vote in the referendum  because women in refuge centres don't give out addresses in case their exes track them down and so having no address they cannot vote. Anyway this individual did manage to vote (not quite certain how she managed it but that isn't the point as you shall see) and she was so excited because she now had a stake in the country's future.

Now here is a question - Which way did this woman vote?

Was it remain or leave?

Remain of course if that wasn't practically guaranteed.