Seven years into an economic crisis that promises to return us to the dark days of the Great Depression – and just 95 days away from what could be the most crucial General Election since the Second World War – and Ed Miliband and the Labour Party are in deep do-do. Anybody who thinks they aren’t needs to watch this brilliant … Continue reading What Labour’s 2015 Election Manifesto Won’t Be Saying
Let’s get something straight at the outset. There are many rich and powerful people who want the BBC out of public ownership and in their own pockets. I am not one of them. Never was and never will be. Over the past 40 years I’ve watched the rich and powerful greedily chomping their way through every … Continue reading If we want the BBC to do its job we have to complain when it doesn’t!
Etched in stone high on the front wall of BBC Broadcasting House is the BBC‘s motto, adopted in 1927 to represent the purpose and values of the corporation: Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation Based on biblical scripture, this motto inspired the first thing you see when you walk in the front door of the … Continue reading BBC spends licence payer’s money proving its own hypocrisy in Court!
A video Christmas Card: a load of YouTube videos mashed up with a home-made song. “Woe is us, we”re in a lot of trouble. We’re at a point of maximum denial. People are ignoring the obvious, They’re keeping the news out of the News.” “The oligarchic character of the modern English Commonwealth does not rest, … Continue reading A Peaceful & Prosperous New Year for EVERYONE!
Warnings from civil rights groups, that increased security comes at the cost of liberty, have become such a boring old cliché most people just ignore them. It seems so obvious that the only way to combat terrorism is to increase security and any liberties we might lose along the way are just like the eggs … Continue reading How the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta could be used to remove all our liberties
I saw something on the BBC website yesterday that kept me tossing and turning most of the night. It’s a piece about army intelligence officer, Brian Gemmell, who was gathering information on loyalists in Northern Ireland during the troubles in the 1970s when he stumbled across evidence of child abuse at Kincora Boy’s Home in … Continue reading Who are the security services protecting, the public or the elite?
Anyone who has watched a TV who-done-it, as most of us have, knows there are certain rules or ideals that all good investigators must aspire to. The same ideals apply in all modern liberal democracies since the enlightenment, in every kind of inquiry, whether in law, journalism or science: Take nobodies word for it. Hearsay … Continue reading Finding the cause of the MH17 disaster, beyond all reasonable doubt
I saw something on the BBC News Channel yesterday afternoon that made me think I was going insane. Here’s what happened: Perching on the arm of the sofa after lunch flicking through the channels I came across an interview on the BBC News Channel between one of the BBC‘s Business Correspondents and a lady from … Continue reading Whose tea has been spiked with LSD, the BBC’s or mine?
Every cloud has a silver lining. That’s one of those sayings anyone over the age of 60 probably heard quite a lot when they were growing up, but hardly hears at all now. Like nursery rhymes and coal scuttles it’s one of those things that have gone out of fashion because we have no use … Continue reading Every cloud has a silver lining – just don’t tell the kids