Before the election the BBC was always quietly pushing the Remain agenda to subvert Brexit, to either thwart it completely or to reduce its impact so that it essentially meant we continued as were are. Post the election and all pretence of balance and impartiality have gone out of the window and the BBC openly plugs ‘Remain’…apparently the election result was a vote against May and Brexit….thus we must have a ‘change of direction’.
The video above of Maitlis interviewing Andrea Leadsom pretty much showcases the open BBC opposition to Brexit with Maitlis, not asking, but stating that….
‘You are a minority government but you’re reading of the public mood is to push on with the same plans for Brexit that you always had…you know that the whole direction of Brexit is now up in the air…you know that!…you didn’t get the Brexit vote you wanted and you didn’t get a huge majority…this was a sign from the country that they were questioning it [your plans for Brexit].’
That’s complete nonsense and a reading of the situation that is pure fantasy favourable to the Remain camp. The whole direction of Brexit, that is leaving the single market and the customs union and controlling immigration, is not up for change due to the election. Why? Well firstly the BBC itself told us that the election was not about Brexit as much as May wanted it to be…it was about the economy, the NHS, care services and of course terrorism and paying for the police…Brexit figured very small in the calculations of voters….about 14% small.
And what of the result itself? Was it a damning indictment of May? Well she lost her majority and Labour won some more seats….so the bare facts might suggest that she had a disaster…a disaster that the BBC claims is a result of voters flooding away from May’s Tories. How true is that? It’s a complete lie.
In 2015 the Tories got 11.3 million votes, 36.9% of a 66.1% turnout. In 2017 they got 13.7 million votes, 42.4% of a 68.7% turnout.
Don’t know if the BBC employs Abbott maths to work things out but I’d say May had a successful election by the number of votes…she didn’t lose votes she gained them BBC!…it’s just that Labour mobilised more of their voters to get out and vote and so pinched some seats.
So May didn’t so much lose as Labour gained more than she did..and yet they still lost. Jeremy is not PM.
And on Brexit Labour support leaving the single market and the customs union….as Leadsom said 85% of voters voted for parties that want to leave the EU…how does that equate to creating a ‘new direction’ on Brexit? It doesn’t.
The Remain camp like to say May has no mandate and that no one voted to come out of the single market and the BBC never contradicts them…but of course that narrative is baloney. The referendum vote was a straight choice…leave or stay in the EU…and people voted knowing the consequences having been told enough times of the supposed disasters that would befall them if they voted to leave…and yet they voted that way…knowing it meant leaving the single market. They made that choice and took the gamble…they would rather have the future where they take control whilst taking some possible risks to do so than to stay in the EU strait-jacket that they predict is heading for eventual breakdown politically, socially and economically not to mention the almost certain imposition of an undemocratic EU superstate upon them and the deliberate destruction of the nation states of Europe along with their unique cultures and values.
May has a mandate for a ‘hard Brexit’ with the understanding that she will negotiate the best trade deal possible…and if the EU will not cooperate then ‘goodbye’ as Norman Tebbit says.
‘Co-operation’…a fine concept…one the EU doesn’t seem to understand as it negotiates Brexit….it doesn’t look to be trying to do a deal that will benefit both sides but does seem , despite claims to the opposite, to be trying to punish Britain. Which brings us to Leadsom’s comment that the Broadcasters should be more patriotic. Mailtis immediately took offence and yet wasn’t Leadsom right? The BBC approach is to present anything the EU and its unelected grandees say as groundtruth…you can see it in this video as Maitlis quotes Tusk and the EU commission president saying ‘Isn’t it funny they say they do not have any idea what Britain wants…doesn’t that worry you?’
Everything the EU comes up with is reported with reverence and the government is made to defend itself against whatever has been said…the BBC’s position is by default that the EU is right and the government wrong.
Not only that but the BBC has been telling porkies all along…before the election they told us that the EU was quite unconcerned with the result of the election, now the BBC tells us it means May has no strength to back her negotiations and that…
‘The EU is laughing at us and saying they can walk all over us.’
With a little help from a ‘quisling BBC’ I suppose as it peddles the EU’s narrative and fails to present the true picture of events never mind a positively ‘patritotic’ one.
Then we have the BBC’s attitude to the ‘state of the nation’..Maitlis again…
‘You’ve got a negotiating position that’s completely unclear [really? Says who?…oh the EU! LOL], a political system that is unstable [erm….any different to 2010 and coalition?], many believe our economy is unfair [ah…pushing Labour propaganda…let’s forget the huge tax cuts for the low paid and the very low interest rates], living standards are falling [really? Not judged by 6 months ago…they are fairly standard over the decades]..what can you point to now that is going well?’
Pretty typical of the BBC’s very negative narrative about the economy and politics…and yet it is quite false…business confidence is still high, employment is at record levels and inflation is only just above what was for years the ‘norm’…and it was predicted to rise this year anyway and to fall again next year…so the BBC is making something that was expected into a disaster despite knowing that it will sort itself out in the coming months.
The BBC is now blatantly anti-Brexit and is pushing the EU’s own propaganda. No doubt Maitlis’ sick looking countenance is a result of an inner conflict between journalistic integrity and professionalism and selling out your country to a foreign power by spreading lies and ‘enemy’propaganda.