I Liv’d In Hole Int’Road Lad Before I Became A BBC Star

Was going to do a post on this bit of BBC anti-Tory class war but ‘The Commentator’ has beaten me to it:

‘Once again the BBC has decided to make a documentary exploring British youth on the right. Once again they have gone to that bastion of obnoxious Tory boys known as Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA): the home of a particularly voter-repellent sliver of the right in this country.

No doubt this will be part of BBC2’s justification against accusations of bias. By all means, make documentaries about right-wingers from state school backgrounds, but was it really necessary to find the two most Tory Boy-esque they could?

Take a look at the BBC preview for tonight’s Young, Bright and on the Right:

“Do state school children feel they have any real chance of getting on in the Conservative Party? We followed two ex-comprehensive school pupils who got involved at Oxbridge universities.

“The whole point of the Conservative Association is it gives you a chance to pretend to be a member of the upper classes for an afternoon,” says Chris Monk, a second year Cambridge University student, who is dreaming of scaling the heights of Tory politics by joining the association.”

I know dozens of Tories who have interesting backgrounds yet don’t spend their days dressing up like Sebastian Flyte in a charity shop. It’s pathetic for the BBC to target this small clique. Why not profile some girls? It’s lazy and cheap.


However for a broader perspective and straight from the horses mouth, i.e. the real conservatives have a look at this…ignore the main article, it’s tripe, and look at the comments.

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17 Responses to I Liv’d In Hole Int’Road Lad Before I Became A BBC Star

  1. Andy S. says:

    Oh, the folly of youth. Any Tory supporter stupid enough to take part in a BBC documentary shows a distinct and serious lack of judgement and should NEVER, EVER be offered a political career. They should be advised to go out into the real world and get some life experience, preferably some gainful employment with real people, not Parliamentary wannabes.

    There are too many “career” politicians who have proven to be totally incompetent, out of touch and unsuited to represent their electorate without University societies breeding more of these idiots.

    One only has to see the misfits on both Parliamentary front benches to see what a disaster they’ve been for this country.


  2. Fred Bloggs says:

    I had already posted this on the open thread, but I think worth repeating. The bBC and the Guardian had already got together to spin the lefty propoganda. :::: This http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/aug/09/young-bright-and-on-the-right#start-of-comments article about Cambridge and Tory’s come out at 22.00pm. However the programme did not finish until 22.00pm, any chance the bBC gave the Guardian a little sneeky peek because it is part of the triumvirate. Labour, Guardian and bBC.


    • dez says:

      it’s completely normal for preview copies of programmes to be given to the press before they are broadcast. That way it can generate a bit of pre-publicity and (hopefully) be featured in the what to watch tonight section.
      No grand triumvirate conspiracy. Duh!
      Of course you could of just checked The Telegraph review which was published at exactly the same time as The Guardian‘s.
      But you didn’t…


      • uncle bup says:

        I ‘liked’ Dopey Dez The Dimwit Droid’s post. Not because I did like it – it was his usual rubbish – but because I’m in that Olympic Games ‘happy place’.

        Truly a dangerous condition.


        • Fred Bloggs says:

          Bup, there is quite a difference between the Guardian and the Telegraph articles on this programme; both using the heading TV review. The Telegraph is a proper review, the Guardian is a slightly veiled ‘bash the Tories’ but make out it is a TV review.


  3. Leftie-Loather says:

    Any chance the impartial (LMFAO!!) bBC could finally do some documentaries about the left and far left??


    • dez says:

      You want more BBC documentaries about the left?
      Couldn’t agree more.


      • Earls Court says:

        If the BBC did documentaries about the left it would be their best comedy programmes in years.


        • Demon says:

          Any BBC programmes about the left would be singing their praises. They would carefully ignore any and all negative bits and paint these people as heroes.

          What we would not get is the truth about these nasty, vicious small-minded people that seem to form the majority of the left.


          • Dysgwr_Cymraeg says:

            How about the “life and times of A Scargill” should point to a real hero of the left?


      • Glen Slagg says:

        Why don’t they repeat that documentary series from the 70’s?
        I think it was called Citizen Smith.


  4. Earls Court says:

    I’d like the BBC to do documentaries about cultural marxism, frankfurt school etc


  5. London Calling says:

    Any chance of a story on the privileged upbringing of UK Uncut, Plane Stupid, Occupy, Travellers legal support group, Gareth Pierce and other former Cheltenham Ladies College radicals? Thought not. Truth that doesn’t support The Narrative goes nowhere.


  6. Earls Court says:

    I want a show where Owen Jones and Polly Toynbee do a double act. Thats should be first class car crash television.


    • johnnythefish says:

      Preferably live from her villa in Tuscany.


      • Glen Slagg says:

        They could call it “Two Thick Ladies”


        • Earls Court says:

          I’ve met Owen Jones not the sharpest knife in the draw. He has got one of those faces you never get tried of punching.
          Polly Toynbee comes from academic royaly and only got where she has in life because of this.
          Both are failures in life Toynbee thinks she is a great journalist. Owen Jones thinks he is one of the leading Marxist intellectuals.
          Both are mentally ill/challenged and delusional.