As A Dog Returneth To His Vomit…

Splendid use of licence tax money again, with news that Nick Robinson is fronting a scaremongering programme dedicated to showing us how we’re all doomed. Returning the country to 2006 spending levels, as the Government is only doing, risks taking us back to a time when libraries were forced to open and the dead were  left buried. Or not, it seems….

A pack of 20 dogs were encouraged to foul a residential street for a TV programme about the potential impact of council cuts. Film producers brought the pets – complete with their owners – onto the cul-de-sac and filmed them walking a circuit for at least 30 minutes.
The programme, called The Street That Cut Everything, charts how residents would manage if council services – including street cleaning – were withdrawn.

A road in Fulwood in Preston, Lancashire, was chosen for the filming of the prime time BBC series, which will be presented by the Corporation’s political editor Nick Robinson.
One dog owner at the filming confirmed that her pets were there to foul the street. It is understood the exercise was aimed at highlighting what would happen if council staff stopped cleaning the streets.

The article focuses on the dog-fouling aspect of the story whilst missing the bigger picture…why are we paying for this sort of partisan broadcast?

Instead, how about a programme about how Britain would cope without the BBC?

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32 Responses to As A Dog Returneth To His Vomit…

  1. john in cheshire says:

    bbc and excrement; hand and glove, salt and pepper, socialism and insanity.


  2. Demon1001 says:

    Agenda?  What agenda?


  3. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Nick Robinson, the Crapmonger of Westminster.


  4. Martin says:

    I poop on the BBC


  5. Anonymous says:

    Ah smell shite


  6. Anonymous says:

    A wee bit similar to this:


  7. Martin says:

    A special edition of my Avatar


  8. George R says:

    What life would be like if BBC-NUJ were in charge.


  9. David Lewis says:

    No doubt as soon as the beeboids had their footage the good dog owners of Fulwood went round and collected it all up, as do the majority of owners. Ah but of course where is the story…..


  10. George R says:

    BBC ‘spokesman’, version 1:

     “The filming of the dog-walking scene demonstrates in exaggerated form one of the challenges residents would face if street-cleaning services were cut. ”

    BBC ‘spokesman’ version 2, should read:

     ‘The filming of the dog-walking scene demonstrates in exaggerated form one of the challenges residents would not face if BBC were cut.’


  11. Demon1001 says:

    What looks like shite and smells like shite?  Answer: A BBC scare story of course.


  12. Marky says:

    There’s a very nasty steaming pile that is a dangerous biohazard which needs cleaning up and I wouldn’t mind paying a few contractors to shovel it up and dispose of permanently.


  13. JohnW says:

    A much better experiment would be to hold an election when the BBC is free from pro-Labour and leftist bias, and when the electorate is able to watch the UK equivalent of FOX. Oh yes – and votes restricted to those over 21 and paying a minimum of 5 years UK tax.

    There – can you arrange for that, Robinson?


  14. Guest Who says:

    It was raised on his latest blog, and a few faithful regulars even expressed some concern.

    In other, completely unrelated news, that blog was soon ‘closed for comments’.

    Go figure.



  15. 1327 says:

    But around here (northern city with an alternating Lib Dem and Labour controlled council) the council don’t clean up dog muck. They put posters up warning of fines if you don’t pick up your dogs but they never come and clean it up. The result of this isn’t anarchy just a lot of dog muck in the council estates but then again there are far worse things in those.

    Perhaps the Beeb would make a more realistic programme which shows what happens when the council sacks all its play co-ordinators , race relations types and carbon reduction managers. Without them the city would collapse .. oh hang on.


  16. London Calling says:

    Cu*ts, cu*ts, cu*ts. Today’s editorial challenge: think up a hundred different ways to “dramatise” Tory cuts, and dress them up as news items. Not Labour propaganda, just a coincidence that cuts are the main Labour attack line.

    In a Labour-run world there is an unlimited supply of money for everything anyone could ever want. All you have to do is put that “x” in the right place. Go on. You know you want to. Vote “no to cuts”.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      The way you put it, it sounds like instructions for students.  Which seems appropriate somehow.


  17. George R says:

    BBC-NUJ has apparently now decided that its defecating by dogs stunt did not get the desired publicity response.

    So the BBC-NUJ producers and Andrex Robinson have decided to repeat the defecating in the street stunt themselves, but this time cutting out the dogs.


  18. Grant says:

    Beeboids are so divorced from reality they think that “council workers ”
    ( a contradiction in terms if ever there was )   clean streets .


  19. George R says:

    “The BBC, cuts and an issue of impartiality”

    Read more:


  20. matthew rowe says:

    what an utter pack of lies street cleaners don’t touch this stuff they are not allowed as it’s a biohazard same with the car they dumped on the street it’s removed by contractors not street cleaners !
    pure unadulterated propaganda !
    Also a crime was committed and the BBC has commissioned it so as the company involved will be payed  cannot we get the police to use  proceeds of crime act in here somewhere ?


  21. George R says:

    Andrex Robinson’s propaganda aims to show effects of having all council services cut.

    What about a programme to show effects on licencepayers of having all BBC services cut?

    Such a programme would have to show happy licencepayers spending licence fee on their own entertainment.


  22. ltwf1964 says:

    shite is as shite does

    what is this bBC obsession with shit?

    dog crap,interfering with rent boys cackpipes…….

    yo‘ve got shit for brains, bbc


  23. Grant says:

    The residents are getting a rebate of their Council Tax. One interviewed in a newspaper today said it was too early to say whether it is more cost effective to do it themselves.
    Wouldn’t it be funny if this backfired on the BBC and started a clamour in the country for “do it yourself” as people realise they can happily do without most Council “services”  ?


  24. Cassandra King says:

    This full specrum BBC attack has just got to be helping Herr Balls and his new pet Millibrain.

    Setting up their socialist friends just in time for the new attack dog to come out fighting, funny thing is that it will work like a charm and the imbecile fake tories will just flutter their eyelashes and take it up the rose bud, ooooh missus shut that door.

    Mind you the sooner the grotesque Frankenstein coalition comes crashing down the better IMHO.


  25. Phil says:

    If dog sh*t on the streets becomes a problem because of the cuts then we should add its removal to the list of duties of the BBC’s TV licence snooping staff.

    They might as well do something useful as they plod our streets.


  26. All Seeing Eye says:

    Perhaps they’ll also be documenting how the inhabitants of the street react as grants for homosexual squash clubs and poetry readings to Rastafarians are cut back?

    For balance?


  27. TrueToo says:

    ‘This is an outrageous piece of scaremongering by the BBC and compromises their editorial integrity,’ said Conservative MP Stephen Hammond, parliamentary private secretary to Mr Pickles.

    He’s half right. The BBC doesn’t have editorial integrity.

    Responding to Mr Pickles’s Ofcom referral, a BBC spokesman said: ‘This programme is a social experiment….

    I would add that it’s a social engineering experiment.

    ….based on a topical news issue and will adhere to the BBC’s editorial standards.’

    Right, and we know what those aren’t.

    Anyone detect a note of BBC arrogance here? Wouldn’t it be great if it could admit it got this seriously wrong, scrap the programme and do some serious, unbiased journalism on the issue of public service cuts?

    Well, we can dream on.


    • Grant says:

      A fearless expose of corruption in Local Councils would be a good start for an organisation dedicated to “public service broadcasting”.


  28. Dorian Smith says:

    Beeboids working hard to defend their beloved BBC

    Rather like an news editor interviewed on Newswatch, the BBC rapid reaction force on digital spy can’t admit to the BBC is ever being at fault. At least someone within the BBC is capable of creative writing.