The BBC led assualt on the Government continues apace this morning. First up we have the screaming headline that Andy Coulson has been arrested and charged with perjury by Scotland’s finest. This is deemed the single most important story in the UK this morning (Oh really?) but I suppose we can all understand WHY the BBC is hyping it…

BBC chief political correspondent Norman Smith said: “Unlike the arrest of Mr Coulson last year by the London Metropolitan Police – which centred on claims about hacking during his time as editor of the News of the World – this arrest relates to a period when Mr Coulson was working as David Cameron’s director of communications.”

Precisely – get Cameron. And the second biggest story in the UK today? Why, Jeremy Hunt is going in front of the Leveson Star Chamber.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to defend his handling of News Corp’s attempt to take over broadcaster BSkyB when he appears at the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics later. Mr Hunt has denied the company had influence within his office.

Yes, he may “deny” it but the BBC know better, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more!

There is a real Jihad against the Cameron Conservatives, which at one level is utterly disgraceful when compared with the easy ride Labour was afforded over all those years but at another level is understandable given Cameron’s refusal to take on the BBC but rather try to appease them. Same with Hunt. He should have gone on the front foot against the BBC but instead ran around trying to be nice to them. They devour you either way and so I feel little sympathy for Cameron and co as today generates further GRIM  headlines.

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  1. smell the glove says:

    Nice to see Scotland has its priorities right. Let mass murderers go, arrest members of the press. Roll on independance!


  2. George R says:

    Compare Beeboids’ support for the Muslim Brotherhood with
    their antipathy for the Tory Party.


    • Harry says:

      According to the popular Egyptian website, El Bashayer, Muhammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, just declared that he will “achieve the Islamic conquest (fath) of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam, or else pay the jizya,” the additional Islamic tax, or financial tribute, required of non-Muslims, or financial tribute.

      If Israel decided that all non-Jews should convert and pay the “Jewsya”, I’m sure the BBC would run with it. Yet again, silence about the persecution of minorities in the middle East.


  3. Beness says:

    The government better learn from this. There should be no appeasement for the BBC.


    • Dysgwr_Cymraeg says:

      They haven’t learned, they won’t learn, they seem unable to react, caught like a rabbit in the headlamps. NO balls no guts no nous. Utterly useless.


    • geyza says:

      Hunt was even defending the BBC from the stand, (or the dock as the BBC incorrectly and misleadingly call it).

      I have no sympathy for these Blairite, BBC loving, politically correct, green idiots who have hijacked the tory party.

      Given that the BBC loved Blair so much, I am surprised that they give Cameron such a hard time, seeing that he is even more Blairite than Blair was. Perhaps the BBC are offended by his blasphemy at copying their Deity, Blair’s entire policy initiatives.


  4. The General says:

    The Leveson Inquiry has put out a powerful message to newspaper proprietors :-
    ” Change your support from Labour to Tory and you will be hounded out of business.”


    • Pah says:

      The snoozepapers are largely an irrelevance. It’s TV and the internet that are important and there the BBC is the Fuhrer ..


  5. Colonel Blimp says:

    it seems scarcely worth noting (to the Beeb at least) that the Eurozone plunged further into chaos overnight and Spain’s Socialist former PM and elder statesman Felipe Gonzalez said “We’re in a situation of total emergency, the worst crisis we have ever lived through”

    Nothing to see here, move along now, nothing to see


    • Beness says:

      Since when did the BBC have the good of the country at heart?
      The good of the BBC tribal agenda comes first and foremost.


      • johnnythefish says:

        Spot on. Anything that gets in the way will be sacrificed on the altar of leftie ideology e.g vulnerable young girls being raped by Muslim gangs, but will then be miraculously revived when it suits e.g. ‘private’ care homes not looking after these kids properly (private sector – boo, hiss).


  6. Old Goat says:

    I’m afraid that I was obliged to switch to Classic FM rather earlier than usual, as the Toadies gloated over it all. Sickening. Yuk, even…


  7. Umbongo says:

    Towards the end of the discussion on Today between former lord chancellor Lord Falconer and former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Fowler, Fowler mentioned the involvement of the previous Labour administration with Murdoch etc. Naughtie immediately closed down the debate and rapidy introduced Rob Bonnet to cover today’s urgent sports news.
    The bias is so blatant, it’s laughable. Well, it would be laughable if (on the evidence of his solicitude for St Vince, his irritated pomposity vis-a-vis Gove and his apparent determination to ignore the BBC’s less than impartial intervention from its DG re BSkyB) Leveson hadn’t already appeared to have made his mind up concerning state control (sorry, “regulation”) of the paper press.


    • johnnythefish says:

      For ‘state’ read Leftie Establishment – the government has less and less control over events as the unelected EU, judges, ‘charities’, quangos, teachers, universities etc – not to mention the BBC – run riot with their well co-ordinated Marxist agenda.


      • johnnythefish says:

        Disturbing, Pythonesque example in this link, albeit from the US. Same rules apply in the UK, though, as eco-fascists are just one leftie group to have infiltrated our local councils:


  8. Roland Deschain says:

    Swimming against the tide here, I know, but if (and it’s very much if at the moment) someone in the employ of the Prime Minister perjures himself during a trial for perjury, it’s a big story. Not as big as the imminence of Spain needing a bailout, I’d grant, but certainly worthy of coverage given there was always a bad smell round Coulson and Cameron was warned beforehand.


    • geyza says:

      Agreed insofar as Cameron should never have employed Coulson. In fact, there are a lot of appointments and policies too, which Cameron should not have done. And would not have done, if he were a real tory instead of an overt Blairite.


  9. Deborah says:

    10am Radio 4 News led with the fact that Jeremy Hunt has just arrived at the Leveson enquiry. Have they led each day with ‘Cable has just arrived’, ‘Bliar has just arrived’, ‘Campbell has just arrived’, ‘Hugh Grant has just arrived’….. etc etc. Can this be anything other than a witchhunt and that the BBC smell blood?


    • John Anderson says:

      The gist of Michael Gove’s evidence to Leveson was “I know and like Rupert Murdoch, he is a man of very great achievement who has done wanders for the financial survival of the entire British press”.

      Somehow that did not get the screaming headlines that the BBC accords to most every nuance of Leveson. I wonder why ?


    • geyza says:

      The BBC certainly appear to have veered even further away from impartial reportage, and into the area of overt vendetta against a commercial rival, and any of their rival’s supporters.

      Surely the BBC should preface every Leveson news report with a notice of their own deep vested interests regarding this story?


      • George R says:

        Yes, something on the lines:

        ”We should make clear in our coverage of Leveson inquiry that-

        “a.) we hate Murdochs and News International;

        “b.) we hate the Tory Party;

        “c.) we will expand our publicly funded, global broadcasting empire in support of our political agenda;

        “We should make all that clear; but we won’t.”


    • Reed says:

      At the BBC, the champagne is currently on hold – but the popcorn is being ordered in bulk, every morning.


  10. George R says:

    “Hunting season distracts from Euro-calamity”


  11. Dave s says:

    No sympathy with any of them. It looks like a civil war between Cinos and liberal lefties. The sooner Cameron is gone the better. Liberalism is in it’s death throes.
    Unreality can only last for so long as Spain is discovering and so will we all.


    • Demon says:

      The trouble is, as bad as Cameron is, Balls would be worse as he’s already shown. Our democracy will be flushed down the pan once Leveson completes his attack on the present government (I mean “enquiry”). I have no sympathy for Cameron but I do for the British people who are being led like stupid sheep into a Socialist dictatorship.


      • johnnythefish says:

        Democracy is in a pretty bad way anyway after 15 years of Labour’s spin, mantras, lies and continual guttersniping at all things Tory, aided and abetted to some fine tune by the Biased Bastard C***s at Broadcasting House.

        Orwell must be whirling in his grave.


  12. Steve says:

    I’m certainly looking forward to when the Leveson enquiry looks in to the links between The BBC & The Labour Party

    Anyone know when that part of the enquiry is due to start………………………………?


    • Wayne X says:

      The BBC
      Now that’s a very good question but I’m afraid we have now run out of time.
      Here is the weather forecast by the pretty pregnant lady.


    • johnnythefish says:

      At a rough guess, I’d say the day after the world ends.


  13. George R says:

    How wonderfully cynical and devious BBC-NUJ is on the Leveson inquisition: Beeboids readily judge and recognise bias in others, but never admit to the daily bias in their own output.


  14. As I See It says:

    Labour Governments tend to fall due to financial crises, Conservatives due to political crises. The BBC may not want to articulate this but they are aware of it. They know that however much they bang on about plan Bs and ‘anger’ at ‘austerity’ they will land no killer blow before the general election. Hence the relentless political assault. Please Mr Miliband, remember we worked ever so hard for you, may we raise the licence fee now?


  15. Backwoodsman says:

    Its all so utterly predictable, I can’t be arsed to get upset any more !
    Never mind, tomorrow is Friday and I can watch a wonderfull game of Super 14 southern hemisphere rugby, followed by three on Saturday and one on Sunday. All brought to me courtesy of that nice Mr. Murdoch.
    Still, bbc viewers can probably watch disabled gymnastics, so, musn’t grumble.


  16. Louis Robinson says:

    Murdoch’s real crime? Beating the BBC, being successful.


    • Pah says:

      I would say his real crime, for Labour and hence the BBC, has been to support the Tories in the past and to dump Gibbo in 2008.

      For me, trying to wreck the nations institutions (the Monarchy in particular) is far, far worse. the has been a force for evil in the country. Make no mistake in that.

      I detest Murdoch as much as he detests the English. He is as big a shit as anyone in the BBC, except, maybe, Comrade Paul Mason.

      I hope this BBC led witch hunt destroys him personally and then rebounds on the BBC to finish them off too. Then maybe we’ll get a press worthy of our great nation.


      • London Calling says:

        A ricochet strategy that takes all your bad guys out in one? That approach doesn’t seem to be gaining a lot of traction, Pah.


  17. Steve says:

    I agree Louis, its the likes of Murdoch that made the likes of Great Britain & America truly great countries in the first place.

    Its the likes of The BBC that has made Britain the country it is today.

    I’ve despised the BBC for many years now, but this whole Leveson “Inquiry” in to what remains of the right wing media in this country & how it can be destroyed for good has broken new ground even by The BBC’s standards, it is beyond “Biased BBC” it is quite frankly deranged.

    Abolish The BBC


  18. David Preiser (USA) says:

    “screaming headline” link goes to something about the doctors’ strike.


  19. Huntingdonian says:

    Why was it necessary to send 7 policeman by people carrier all the way from Glasgow to bang on Coulson’s door at 6:30 AM This seems both operationally unnecessary and financially unjustified. Culson was not a flight risk, and he was reported to already be on police bail. Why could he not have reasonably been instructed to report under his own steam to Strathclyde Police HQ where he could have been formally interviewed and if necessary arrested. This smacks of theatrics. Why are our fearless media not asking some simple questions like …Who in Strathclyde Police ordered this approach be adopted and WHY ? Whose interests does this unnecessarily aggressive arrest strategy serve `? Did the Police consult with anyone before carrying out this seemingly inappropriate strategy ? In any democratic state, where the authorities act with undue and unnecessarily aggressive force without obvious justification, should not our fearless media be asking the obvious questions ?


    • Guest Who says:

      ‘Why was it necessary to send 7 policeman by people carrier all the way from Glasgow to bang on Coulson’s door at 6:30 AM’
      My first thought.
      Actually I was also wondering how they got through customs at Gretna Green, but we’re not quite there… yet.
      Interesting such questions NOT being asked by those keener on making more of the moment than reporting in any way, shape or form investigatively.
      I’m surprised the BBC didn’t have a reality team embedded with the North of the Border plod on their ‘adventure’ to the ‘Smoke.


    • Pah says:

      All good points.

      I wonder if they had asked Mr Coulson to pop into a nearby cop shop it may have been simpler. Less news worthy it’s true but …


      • nunney says:

        The answer is because Scotland is a different criminal juristiction to England and Wales. Boring answer, I know, but……..


    • Andy S. says:

      It’s long been suspected that the higher management of the Strathclyde Police are in cahoots with the Scottish Labour Party. Remember their inaction over the criminal conduct of Glasgow Council leader Stephen Purcell? He was supposed to have been consorting with known drug dealers and criminal gang leaders, snorting coke in his council office and been involved with a number of dodgy deals.

      What did the police do? Go and warn him of the information and complaints they were receiving about his conduct and advised him to keep a low profile. Result is he gets off scott free (excuse the pun).

      Strathclyde police have also been allegedly involved in covering up a number of really sordid political scandals with the Labour McMafia.

      It’s not beyond the realms of possibilty that Coulson’s arrest, on the eve of Hunt’s appearance before Leveson, was Scottish Labour inspired, especially as Murdoch seems to back the SNP and independence.


    • Dave s says:

      It is necessary for us, the citizens, to feel subdued. To fear the knock on the door at dawn. Innocent or guilty it makes no difference. To learn to fear is all important. Tne end result of modern liberalism is tyrrany.


    • JAG says:

      It’s the precursor to a show trial.


    • johnnythefish says:

      They are just like any other public body – what makes you think they couldn’t be infiltrated by leftists?
      The police – the uniformed arm of the BBC.


      • London Calling says:

        Scotland has 40-odd MPs – all bar one, Labour as I recall. I wonder if that might influence the Strathclyde constabulary. Is there a Journalist in the house? Apparently not an honest one.


  20. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Did this smug interrogator also question Vince Cable’s honesty to judge the BSkyB bid because he, too, had an opinion going in?


  21. Guest Who says:

    What the hell kind of bizarre dog and pony show is this Levenson circus?
    Just popped down for a cuppa and SKY had this mind-numbing bearded QC asking a painfully-belaboured question on whether an email captured the mindset of those present at some meeting or other.
    What is he…deranged?
    It was an email. A note dashed off to whack across some information, not a bloody scene-setter for some luvvie thesps needing to get under the skin of the characters’ motivations for a BBC script.
    No wonder Mr. Hunt looked bemused.
    The whole thing has sunk to a level of the theatre of the absurd.
    And what’s all this costing? The QC seemed surrounded by teenagers in suits staring into space.


  22. Steve says:

    Hey, who are we worthless plebs to ask whether the cost of the Leveson “enquiry” would be better spent on building more Hospitals & Prisons ?
    A couple of News Of The World journalists ending up in a prison cell & bringing down a Tory “Culture” secretary is a small price to pay for the tens / hundreds of millions spent on this impartial “enquiry” that was demanded by the public according to The BBC.
    Anyway who cares what the public / the people think, all that matters is what a couple of postcodes worth of Leftist Bourgeois scum in North London thinks is all that matters anymore!


  23. Andrew says:

    Interestingly the BBC left out that Coulson was a witness for the defense in the perjury trial


  24. Steve says:

    I remember The BBC reporting this vile sub-human crime at the top of their bulletins a couple of weeks ago, now that they have caught the creature responsible, I wonder whereabouts in tonights bulletin this story will feature ?

    Sadly, I’ve got a good idea.


  25. Steve says:

    Oh, my mistake, the people that actually nicked it are still at large!

    Seeing as this vile third worlder got 18 weeks for trying to nick it, I bet the people that pinched it will get at least 20 weeks in prison, how about cutting their hands off & putting a bullet in the back of their head (s) ?!


  26. chrisH says:

    I`m interested in the language as used by the BBC.
    Cameron “bangs on” according to Paxman…the public “go on groaning about the rise of the welfare state” according to Davis…and such like.
    Having heard Harriet Harman squauk from New Labours dunghill about the need to sack Hunt, no doubt she “declaims ” this or “fearlessly demands” all this…such is the weasel, ongoing omnishambles of a linguistic bunfight when the BBC talk to Labours scummers…and selfsame scummers echo what it is the BBC needs for the days soundbite.
    It`s as if Millbanks Excaliber grid as used by Alistair Campbell was never shut down…was it?
    And when I think of Harman, Field, Jowell, Hewitt, Byers, Hoon, Mandelson, Blunkett, Prescott and Goldsmith, Levy and Irvine…it`s as if it was all a dream.
    Just like Dallas.


    • johnnythefish says:

      Think Elm Street and The Nightmare Returns. Start bracing yourself now.
      In fact if – sorry, when – that bunch of lecturing, nannying, finger-wagging, patronising incompetent country-wrecking scum return to power, it’s worth binning every kind of radio receiver you’ve got in the house.


    • Reed says:

      “Just like Dallas.”

      …including the need to shower!


    • JAG says:

      Of course for much of the BBC the current government are an illegitimate speed bump on the socialist pathway they wish to guide us along. That’s why they always turn to Lord (!) Prescott, the stuttering dissembler Jack Straw, Peter Hain, Harriet Harperson and the rest of them to comment at every opportunity. once they have sorted out Browns medication, and he is released from the darkened room in Kirkaldy, I’m sure he will be back on the Today Programme producers speed dial!

      You must also bear in mind that there are 13 years worth of “establishment appointments” , Czars, heads of Quangos, commissioners for this and that, and various Lords, Dames and Ladies to call on. If all else fails, there is always the Blessed Shirley Williams, or Lord (I never really left Labour) Owen to call on. If you need some balance from the Coalition (spit), well Vince is always there, or maybe Simon Hughes.

      So yes, if I may paraphrase that bastard Gerry Adams “they haven’t gone away you know”.

      There, I feel better now!!


  27. Steve says:

    One thing I do know, it sure is going to be interesting news to hear the content of the text messages between Mandelson / Campbell et al & their “contacts” at The BBC, really looking forward to that part of The Leveson Enquiry


  28. Fred Bloggs says:

    Get in before it all evaporates. That is what seemed to be happening on News24 midday, Ross Hawkings had an orgasm of reporting trying hard to big up the ‘Hunt disaster’, presumably having seen the first half knowing that by the end of the day it would no longer be a story.

    Could it be influenced by that Murdoch had two main hates OFCOM and the BBC, can’t be all bad.


  29. phil says:

    The BBC’s staff are public employees.

    They know which side of the UK’s political spectrum their bread is buttered.

    It’s as simple as that.

    They want the government to throw money at them again, and that means the government can’t be a Conservative one.


  30. Steve says:

    The BBC are actually a lot more powerful than this alleged “Government” that we have at the moment that both The Left & The Right hate, some achievement.


    • Fred Bloggs says:

      Shame they never went after the ’13 year reign of terror’ by the previous government. Sorry, correction one of them did Andrew Guiligan, ah they sacked him.


      • johnnythefish says:

        And he’s ended up writing some excellent stuff for the Telegraph. Not the Guardian, note.
        Always wondered……David Kelly….. Kelly’s meeting with Gilligan, Gilligan reveals all, Campbell leans on BBC, Gilligan gets the sack, Kelly gets hung out to dry by Campbell, Kelly dies in suspicious circumstances…. Nah, not enough for Leveson to work on there – move along!


        • Fred Bloggs says:

          He was at a political presentation during the run up to the last election. He came over with distinct lefty leanings. I am surprised that he went first to the evening standard however one thing shone out; a need for honesty, integrity and trust. Seeing as he virtually alone (plus added help from Guido) destroyed Ken Livingstone, he sits high on my small list of journalist I have time for.


        • Dysgwr_Cymraeg says:

          If David Kelly committed suicide, my dick’s a bloater !


          • johnnythefish says:

            Hope you don’t find yourself in Campbell’s company, I believe he’s partial to fish!


  31. lojolondon says:

    You say the BBC assault on the government, but it is really an anti-Tory witch-hunt.

    If they really feel Jeremy Hunt should resign for the PRINCIPLE of being pro-Murdoch when in change of the decision, then, logically and honestly, they would want Vincent Cable to resign for being anti-Murdoch when in charge of the decision.
    Clearly it is not the principle of failing to be impartial, but which side a person is partial on that decides his fate.


    • Wild says:

      The idea that the Guardian readers at the BBC are neutral between political parties or about media ownership is of course their lie. The BBC is a public sector lie factory.

      They corrupt public life.

      As the moral and intellectual corruption of the Labour Party becomes ever more evident the BBC promotion of the Labour Party becomes ever more desperate.

      We have to pay for this because? They hate England and are desperate for a one Party State?

      Well the Labour Party/BBC can stick their crass self-serving Statist propaganda up their Leninist ……….