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BBC News (UK) - Could they get any more openly biased against the current government?

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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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Was listening to a news bullitin on BBC Radio 1 Today at 1800, they were covering the current mass public sector strikes. We all knew that the BBC was left wing and anti - tory but today they really took the biscuit. They have to promote both sides of each argument by their guidelines set out by the BBC Trust so that they are "neutral". On the anti governemnt interview they picked somebody who was articulate and had a valid argument if not highly flawed. For the pro government side they picked to interview somebody who could barely string a sentance together and spat out something along the lines of they are just idiots.

The BBC should be ashamed of themselves, I don't pay my none voluntary TV license fee so that the BBC can push their socialist left wing agenda.




posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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The tories deserve a bashing from the BBC! hahahaha, good, I'm glad they are biased. I am too. Down with the farcical coalition.

Is it time to vote again yet?

I can't wait to vote in another farcical government. An orange party would be really cool, we haven't had an orange one before. Yeah, I'm voting for the orange guys. Teach those reds and blues a lesson.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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Depends what side of the line your on.
I watched the six oclock and wasnt surprised at the right wing bias emphasising the damage being done to the poor kiddies losing one days tuition and the impact on an already reeling economy of workers having to take a day of work.The sum total of a bunch of rich guys with very nice ring fenced pensions demanding the lower orders work longer for less. Like I say, depends what side of the street you sweep.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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yeah the bcc have always been biased, i think of them not like the sun newspaper but more like an outlet for news that must not be the only sorce on events.

I find they are fast and usually truthful, but do leave out important wordly articles from time to time or stop reporting on some topics way too fast.

Your post is kinda typical for the bbc, as long as you mix your news sources rather than only going on the bbc's word like most do, its not really must of an issue.

The news is out there to read one way/source or another.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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If you aren't happy, watch ITV or Sky News.

Personally I stick to C4 News, it's left-leaning, but I always feel it's fair in it's coverage.

Fact is I'm in Scotland, I'm anti-nationalist, but the Tories have no right governing our country as no-one here voted for them.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:12 AM
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Are you a part of the Union or not? You have your own parliment that decides on how much of your budget is spent. At least your kids can still get free education. Much could be said the same about Scotland, if they were not voting on the national elections then the tories would have won in England by an absolute landslide, they had 12 million votes, 2 million more than labour who won with a smaller number the previous election. It is actually unfair that Scotland gets a disproportionate say in the votes, you have a fraction of the population at 5.5 million which is around 7% yet you get 10% proportion of the seats.

I agree on seperate elections for each individual country in the Union, then maybe a national government should be made up of a mixture of the 4 nations elected parties on a proportional basis. At the moment England always overwhelmingly votes conservative yet they rarely end up being elected because they get no votes in scotland. In Scotland you guys will only vote SNP or Labour which is your progative but it is disappointing it stops the English getting the government they want to govern them as if you turn the tables the english get no say in who governs the scottish parliment.

I am not anti Union but I do think the system needs to be changed.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:24 AM
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Having seen every government in power in the UK over the past 20 years systematically lie and steal to/from the public I'm in agreement, the system needs to change. I want a locally elected canton system like in Switzerland.

>will only vote SNP or Labour

Can say that's definitely not true, most young people in cities (the ones I know at least) voted Lib Dems, won't be doing that again. Will never vote SNP as I don't want indepedence, and certainly won't vote labour for a myriad of reasons. Obviously Tory isn't even an option as I'm Scottish
I voted green in the recent local election as it's the only party left that I can vote for without feeling bad.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:28 AM
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Well we seem to agree on most areas then
I think the same, we should locally get people to represent our local needs not a one size fits all system. Culture in the UK is vastly different from one corner to the other, I have lived in most areas including Scotland. There is no way one government can look after the interest of all those different cultures.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:30 AM
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michael1983l

You make a good observation..... I think that there are those in various positions who are all too eager to complain and critisize.......

Don't forget that it was the last lot (Labour) who put us ALL here over the last 10 years + BUT that is all conviently forgotten by many people basically they are as thick as Whale omlettes.....

I regulary contribute to Radio 5 Live and get asked to be part of the odd phone in and I am usually up against really Left wing activists who just DO NOT want to see any point except for their own.....it's actually quite Pathetic really !!!

ps - I can usually string a sentence together so I wish I had been on that interview you spoke about.... I would have Nailed the Leftie !!! ha ha ha


Regards

PDUK



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:34 AM
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And I still don't understand why the majority of English would want to be ruled by a bunch of over-priveledged toffs either - they are just in power to make their cronies richer by stealing from the poor, just like they did last time they were in power. Why are they stealing the pensions of already poorly paid and overworked nurses and teachers when the bank bosses they bailed out are walking away with million pound bonuses and golden handshakes despite contributing nothing but misery?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:35 AM
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That's not bias, thats just the way it is. The BBC can't help what their guests say, anyone speaking on behalf of the conservative party to major news broadcasters almost certainly has to speak with the party administration or get a certain amount of permission to represent the party.

They showed both sides of the arguement, one side was better.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:39 AM
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May I suggest writing a strongly worded letter to Points of View?

Could be worth a crack?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:39 AM
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Originally posted by yakuzakid
And I still don't understand why the majority of English would want to be ruled by a bunch of over-priveledged toffs either - they are just in power to make their cronies richer by stealing from the poor, just like they did last time they were in power. Why are they stealing the pensions of already poorly paid and overworked nurses and teachers when the bank bosses they bailed out are walking away with million pound bonuses and golden handshakes despite contributing nothing but misery?


yakuzakid

Ask yourself this question...... Which Government Bailed out the Bank Bosses ???

Answer ??

Regards

PDUK



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:40 AM
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Originally posted by yakuzakid
And I still don't understand why the majority of English would want to be ruled by a bunch of over-priveledged toffs either - they are just in power to make their cronies richer by stealing from the poor, just like they did last time they were in power. Why are they stealing the pensions of already poorly paid and overworked nurses and teachers when the bank bosses they bailed out are walking away with million pound bonuses and golden handshakes despite contributing nothing but misery?


I agree but you forget that it was Labour that de-regulated the banks further and it was also Labour that did nothing about any of this when they were in power for 10 years. At least under the Tories they want to reduce government size, which can only be a good thing. They are also a government that in general will not put people on sickness benafits just so they can fudge the unemployment figures and those that choose to work hard and save are better rewarded with lower taxes and better savings rates.

The two fundemental differences are that labour wants you to spend money you do not have in order to stimulate the economy to obtain bubbles of economic growth whilst the Tories want you to save before you spend which creates a weaker initial growth but if persisted with over time strengthens the economy and secures it with less debt. I vote tory not because I like them but because their policies make more sens.

Just remember, it doesn't matter who you vote for because the government always gets in.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:40 AM
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Originally posted by Truth_Hz
reply to post by michael1983l
 


May I suggest writing a strongly worded letter to Points of View?

Could be worth a crack?


Funniest thing I have read all day.

Thanks for that

PDUK



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:41 AM
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They cannot control what people say but they can select which views to air and which views to not. It was apparent that the pro government cuts representative was clearly the villige iddiot and there was no mistake by the BBC when selecting that interview to air.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:45 AM
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There have been plenty of people on the BBC talking about it from the 3 main parties, both sides of the debate have been heard etc. Singling out one interview where the pro-cuts interviewee didn't know their stuff is not proof of bias.

Anyway the cuts are pointless, just a sign of the tories' eternal war on any public services. If they really cared about sorting the debt out they'd start taxing the rich who were bailed out with our money in the first place.
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:52 AM
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Taxation is not a way to grow an economy, small government and low taxes creates wealth and growth. Unfortunately small government has to come before low taxes. We are current in the process of doing this but it will be a difficult process after labour inflated the public sector with nothing jobs to create fudged unemployment figures on the back of reckless spending. Labours initial success with the economy was fuelled off the back of debt and they knew the Tory government would have to deal with it, like they did in the 70s too after Labour spent all the money.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 08:06 AM
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How are lower taxes for the mega rich who harbour their wealth supposed to help the situation? People hoarding their income and dodging their taxes should be forced to pay up. The billions we gave away need to be paid back, and what better way to do it than taxing the mega rich who we were forced to bailout in the first place?

There are many places cuts should be made, war spending as a prime example (but the establishment love war so thats definitely not getting cut). Cutting key services like the NHS and the police is just going to see the tories being given the boot like the last time, something I'm willing to bet the majority of the population are hoping for right about now (not that labour are any better mind you).
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Labour bailed out the banks, which I believe was the right thing to do. ONCE. What infuriates me is the bosses still walking off with millions in bonuses and pensions despite their insitutions still losing money hand over first.

The tories need to force these wankers to work for no salary at least until the economy is under control. They can live of the millions they've already pocketed for a while. Never going to happen though is it, because Mr Cameron wouldn't be a popular figure down at the Carlton Club would he?



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