no, sky news is independent of the bbc. they are in direct competion with each other. its actually a very good news channel. it doesn't seem to as
biased and corrupt as the government owned bbc...did you know that our tv liscencing (for the bbc only) has now been reclassified as a compulsory tax?
even if you don't own a television....and for the legally blind there is something like a £2 discount from a £180 TAX. they say its for the BBC
radio stations as well. it also irks me that while we pay for this media to be made, they SELL this media (that WE pay for) for astronomical amounts
of money all around the world. what do we get? more bloody TAXES!!!!
no doubt my friend....if only us brits would just stand up and stop allowing them to shaft us. perhaps we would be in a better situation now.
we have a tendency to bitch and moan about it, knowing full well what they are doing, and do absolutely NOTHING to stop it. i hate to say it and
please don't take offence but we have been americanized. perhaps even more so than the americans. they still have their constitutional rights. what
have we got?
Way cool, this guy rocks. If only the media hadn't ignored Ron Paul, he never had a chance unfortunately, things could be different, but how many
smackdowns must WE endure? It seems to be the new thing, not trying to detract from Hannen's speech in any way, but how long before they ACTUALLY
listen and ACTUALLY do something other than borrow to pay debt and other such nonsense? Heck, how long before it all falls apart and we have to fight
in the streets for food, and such stuff? Is it really coming to that right now? Maybe it's just me but it sure seems like it.
I watched this on Youtube about a half hour ago, the count was 596. That doesn't seem right for something that has gone viral, does it? I'm sure
there are other versions of the speech but that just seemed a little odd to me. Well, maybe not odd, it wouldn't surprise me one iota if they changed
the count. I should expect it, I guess. Leave it all in the hands of the Ministry of Truth and that's par for the course.
Have you seen the Jeremy clarkson for prime minister group on facebook, it has 476,165 members. That's 476,165 more votes than Brown got.
Im surprised a vote of no confidence hasn't been brought to the public, altough the only people with the resources are the very people who would be
getting sacked. So I cant see that happening any time soon.
I think every labour minister I have seen so far is about as trust worthy as some body from the nonce wing at strange ways!! The Tories are just as
The government seems to think we are the enemy, they can look through your litter bin, watch you on CCTV, check your bank and utility bills, they even
read our emails and text messages. I mean come on, they are competent in doing all this but they cant see this economic"phenomenon" coming.
So yes Jeremy Clarkson for prime minister. Or Boris Johnson, these guys are ace!
If you've not seen it before,theres a very interesting film here which deals with the myth of objectivity in the corporate news media.
It features interviews with various high ranking news editors/CEOs of media outlets and is well worth a watch: www.abovetopsecret.com...
did you see his smile... he knows what he is doing ...
all to well...
to bad he will be heard all to well on the G20
bringing in the NWO and a new currency..
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Brown is used to talk like this, that is why he is smiling. British debates and monologues are famous for their brutality and directness. You often
see that in Parliament and Chamber.
On the other hand, in normal social circumstances they are less direct.
Yeah...blame it all on prime minister gordon brown....how convient for the opposition party!
Don't people see that its just a smoke screen to hide the true nature of this global pandemic?
The central banks cause inflation and deflation by manipulating the prime rates as they wish. Who owns the central banks? Illuminati perhaps? In
addition to crashing any or all the economies at once, they collect trillions just from the interest payments alone.
Originally posted by Maxmars
Pity more American politician's don't have the intestinal fortitude to speak up to their masters that way... of course I mean the the bank cartel,
There has always been at least one. One that many on here bash because they were afraid that he would actually win the presidency. Well, he
couldn't win it because his talking points were against the fed and the central bank. Ron Paul has consistently faced off with the fed during
sessions. We have our voice, we just need to get it heard.
This was a GREAT butt whoo....ummm....speech. What shocks me is the number he threw out there about your (the UKs) debt being 10% of the GDP! Is
that true? I mean, if true, that is catastrophic people! We are at 3% here and the catastrophic figure is at 5%!
I seriously hope you guys (again, our brothers and sisters across the pond) can get through this. Just remember to ignore any statements of drastic
defeat at the hands of your enemies by any rich banksters. **I.E. Rothschild.
He's a good orator, of that there is no doubt. He's also upset enough people in his own party that he's pretty much an independent, which is
He's getting more respect in the US than Ron Paul for saying basically similar things. Interesting, no?
There's another great speech here about the EU, showing that the other speech wasn't a flash in the pan:
He's got guts, too, saying that about British Airways, the world's (least) favourite airline. They're known for pursuing dirty tricks policies
against people who badmouth them. Seriously. And it's great he seems to be against corporate welfare and the mostly useless gravy train that is the
There are certain things I have problems with. He's said (on a video referenced earlier in this thread) that the good thing about Obama is that
he's united the GOP around a sensible economic policy.
This is facile. OF COURSE they've united around a "sensible economic policy" now, it's part of the shell game. Dubya was just as
keen on running up Federal Express, sorry, Reserve, debt to keep the bankers in bonuses. So much for his support of Ron Paul.
Secondly, there's an element of hypocrisy - which should hardly be surprising, the guy's a politician, after all. "New Labour" is not about
socialism, and never has been. It's just another facet of the neoliberal agenda which started with the privatisations under Thatcher.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not an ideologue.
But part of the financial problem with this country is the shocking extent to which we've allowed PFI schemes to be set up to cover vast amounts of
our infrastructure. In these schemes, the golden rule is simple: private companies take the profits and the public gets stuck with the
downside, which is a truly massive bill when these things fail, or constant debt if they don't.
A classic example of this is the Skye bridge debacle, which is a piece of engineered debt worthy of any
economic hit man.
My sense of this guy is that of someone who, quite rightly, fulminates against corruption and overspending, but when it comes down to it, would simply
follow World Bank guidelines and try to administer a "short sharp shock" to spending. And it's the people who could least afford it that would
PS: TheLass - your posts are wonderful and well-informed, and you make me wish I spoke the tongue of my forebears so I could decode your sig.
Daniel Hannan shames the BBC and proves need for broadcasting freedom!
Yes indeed, Dan Hannan has become a global internet phenomenon. And he is absolutely right to say that the stupendous impact of his speech proves
that the web is a new force in the political game. But it is also true, as so many commenters and bloggers have noted, that this entire incident
constitutes a shameful note in British broadcasting history - perhaps even a turning point.
If only there were more politicians like this Brit.
The thing is The Brittish PM knows that there is not much those people can do. This is part of their plan, to run the world into the bottomless pit
of debt, and a devalued economy, just so they can bring to surface their New One Wolrd Government.
However, I don't think neither the Chinese, nor the Russians, alongside some other governments are in the same bandwagon. These other countries are
pushing for a New World Order of their own, for a currency in which they will be in control.
Neither One World Governments, and one world economies will be good for the regular people of this world.
...if only someone, a Labour minister (preferably a more Junior minister, backed by more senior figures) had said this - in Parliament - at MPQs and
prefereably with a northern accent or at least sounded like they were in touch with real people.
The (real) trouble is that nobody will listen to the tories even if they are talking sense - because they have been out of touch for so long they are
just as untrustworthy.
I don't know why Gordon Brown was laughing. THAT is criminal and it isn't a laughing matter.
What the fu (k is he going to do in the end, blame the previous chancellor?!
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