The BBC’s Phil Mackie brings us some blatant propaganda, lies if you prefer, all the way from Bucharest in Romania. (08:12)
He manages to combine two of the BBC’s favourite Bête Noires, immigration control and one of Murdoch’s papers, The Sun, in a ‘report’ that was more a ‘Dan Brown-like’ invention of the truth than reality.
His report is from one angle only as his Tweets demonstrate:
And any reason why Mackie should retweet this?:
Mackie’s intention is purely to try and rubbish the Sun’s story. He has decided that the bus the Sun reports as heading UK wards is not going anywhere near the UK, Romanians do not want to go to the UK and any way, the tickets in the photos are fakes.
He claims….’It’s not an international bus is it?’ and states…’There are no buses coming to the UK this week‘….and goes onto to say that ‘No one will come unless they have a job in the UK already.’….all based on the evidence of a Romanian car mechanic Mackie has roped in to interview.
However the Sun makes clear the bus, and others like it are a special charter….it also quotes quite clearly from the travellers what they intend to do and how they intend to make money.
Mackie and his ‘witness’ dismiss this….but even the presenter in the studio, Chris Warburton, doesn’t hold with Mackie’s stance…..stating that the Sun has quoted the people directly.
Where is the bus going? Not a clue really…but it does say ‘Inter….’ on the door behind the man with the camouflage jacket…‘International’ perhaps? Maybe ‘Internal’? Still…unlikely the Sun staged the whole thing as the BBC are suggesting.
Mackie is happy to go along with the ‘racist’ label being applied to reports like the Sun’s…despite the fact that there is plenty of evidence that it is based upon the truth…a truth that the BBC doesn’t seek out……it ignores the bad and promotes the idea that immigration is beneficial……but just how much crime is imported?
28 per cent of the 300,000 suspects the Metropolitan Police arrests each year were foreign nationals, with Poles and Romanians at the top of the list.
More than 27,000 Romanian citizens have been held for serious offences in London in the past five years, including ten for murder, 142 for rape and 666 for other sex offences.
If these reports are so wrong why is it that British police have travelled to Romania and Romanian police come here?
Romanian police to go on patrol in Britain to help Scotland Yard tackle Eastern European crime wave by swapping intelligence data
UK cops visit Romania to warn migrants ‘don’t come to Britain if you cannot work’
You might also ask just how old are these migrants? Judging by the photo, and your own eyes around the streets of the UK, many of them are well past being the spring chickens that Labour and Co promised would pay everyone’s pension…it looks more like we’ll be paying theirs very shortly.
You might also ask about pressure on schools, housing, the NHS,welfare and benefits budget, wages being undercut and natives put out of work never mind the less obvious like concreting over the UK, traffic congestion, water and power consumption….the BBC isn’t overly interested in that…just in ‘reporting’ very loudly when someone shouts ‘racist’ at anyone who suggests controlling immigration.
Once again the BBC is playing the race card in the immigration debate….trying to shut down that very debate in fact.
For a very short moment in time there was a grown up narrative about immigration…..the BBC even had David Goodhart from Demos in to discuss his book which revealed the perils of mass immigration.
That’s all over.
The BBC has reverted to type and is out to counter the myths, lies and xenophobic prejudice that is really driving the calls to limit immigration…..as they see it.
The BBC must have jumped for joy when Vince Cable, the most treacherous and untrustworthy politician this side of Nick Clegg, made outrageous references to Enoch Powell and the Jews when talking about Cameron and immigration.
The Observer/Guardian of course is on board…it instigated an interview with the President of Bulgaria in which he denounced Cameron’s policy:
Bulgaria issues fierce rebuke to David Cameron over migrants
UK faces isolation, president warns, as prime minister is accused of ‘pandering to nationalists’
Ms Predescu told the BBC some of the media coverage had bordered on racist and there had been an “outright campaign” against Romanians and Bulgarians.
“There isn’t going to be an invasion of Romanians as of two days’ time. Not all Romanians, young and old, are going to get on a plane.
“We don’t have estimates, you don’t have estimates. The UK will [not be] and is not the preferred destination of Romanians.”
No discussion from the BBC as to whether it is ‘racist’ to want to limit immigration…it seems to be just taken as a given here….and as for ‘no estimates’…..well migration watch suggests 50,000 per year….and as the BBC admitted in a previous article…migration watch were pretty accurate in estimating migration from Eastern Europe.
The BBC here admits….’Campaigners for tighter laws have said 50,000 Romanians and Bulgarians a year for the first five years could come to the UK.’
Note how that is worded…’Campaigners for tighter laws‘…on immigration….different to the usual ‘pressure group’ they normally label Migration Watch….clearly intended though to mean the figures are untrustworthy as from a group with a vested interest, supposedly.
Of course there is no mention from the BBC of just how self serving these comments are from the Bulgarians and the Romanians…just how beneficial it must be for their countries and their exchequers to offload their unemployed, their workshy and their criminals upon Britain and other European countries.
Here is an example of the BBC massaging the truth in this article dated 16th December 2013:
The Romanian Ambassador, Dr Ion Jinga, has said: “A very tiny minority of Romanians have chosen Britain as their work destination.”
According to the Office for National Statistics, in July 2012 there were 94,000 people who were born in Romania and 47,000 people who were born in Bulgaria resident in the UK.
Why did the BBC choose a figure from 2012 and not these up to date figures from 2013?:
Romanian and Bulgarian workers in UK increase by 26%
The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK has risen by more than a quarter in three months, official figures show.
The Office for National Statistics said 141,000 were employed during the period from April to June, an increase of almost 26% on the 112,000 in the previous three months, and up 35% on the same time last year.
Not as if the BBC didn’t know the figures as it reported them in August.
Could it be that they are inconveniently large and give the lie to the claim that few Romanians and Bulgarians want to come here?
The BBC has kicked over the traces and is back on its hobby horse defending immigration and presenting immigrants as the poor, huddled masses seeking sanctuary from a cruel world…..all to be paid for by you….whilst the BBC employees live it up in their rarified bubble unaffected by mass immigration, their jobs safe, their homes in leafy suburbs, their kids looked after by cheap East European nannies who can watch over the cheap East European plumber who has taken the job of the local man.