Doom about the Boom


Typical BBC effort to hide the inconvenient truth that Brexit hasn’t wrecked the economy…far from it…….UK manufacturing hits four month high and the BBC hardly notice at all, the report not being  on the frontpage, nor the UK page, not even top billing on the business page...merely a small additional story buried in the small print half way down the page…..

Note that the PMI figures are also surging…have you heard the BBC mention that?  Probably not as they tend not to when they are on the up…conversely when they dip under 50, however minutely, the BBC dedicates the whole day to reporting this economic disaster...telling us we could be heading for recession #duetobrexit.

From the Telegraph:

British manufacturing exceeded expectations last month as growth accelerated to hit a four-month high, according to a closely watched survey.

IHS Markit’s UK manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) jumped to 56.9 last month, higher than the 55 that had been expected and above the 55.1 reported in July. Any number above 50 suggests growth in the sector’s output.

The survey found “broad-based expansion” across all products, and production rose at the steepest pace in seven months, underpinned by more work received, especially in Europe, the USA, China and Australia.

The BBC’s reluctance to report ‘good news’ whilst highlighting the bad [and often not bad….merely the BBC’s own negative interpretation] has been noted again and again…

PMI blues

Armageddon Beckons Once Again

#DespiteBrexit…Again..and Again…and Again

Alarming alarmism

The BBC’s Transmission Omission Mission

BBC Talking Down Economy




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28 Responses to Doom about the Boom

  1. All Lives Matter says:

    The BBC’s selective misinterpretation of events doesn’t even qualify as confirmation bias, as more often than not it doesn’t actually back up their narrative.


  2. Grant says:

    Beeboids and Remainers cannot accept the fact that they got it so badly wrong. I expect there to be a “Brexit Bounce ” once we are out, if we ever are.


    • Grant says:

      PS FT 100 still near an all-time high. The BBC should be trumpeting that , surely ? Looks like investors have confidence in FT 100 companies. I wonder why ?

      Dax and Paris markets still on a downward trend , as not reported by the BBC.


  3. Guest Who says:

    Friday fun…


  4. taffman says:

    Responses to Doom about the Boom
    Then get this propaganda . Biased or what .


  5. Number 7 says:

    I asked a good friend of mine, earlier, how he thought the manufacturing industry was doing ‘in spite of Brexit – c.BBC’.
    He owns a precision engineering co. His reply “I am having problems recruiting more staff”.

    Nuff said.


  6. honestus says:

    Andrew Neil is an intelligent man and has easily spotted the elephant in the room. Many other ‘intelligent’ commentators would say the same if it were not for their idealogical incontinance.
    The vote was to leave the EU.
    No deal is better than a bad deal.
    This we were promised, and I am more than happy to suffer the tantrums of Barnier (always Mr by the BBBC) and his rigid inflexible cohort and walk away rather than give in to what is plain blackmail. Most of the disputed sum has not even been spent yet and is budgeted for 2020 – 2027. In any economy, if the tax receipt (income) is less than expected, then you change your future spending plans accordingly. Except in the EU. Where it is forever milk and honey.


    • Number 7 says:

      When you are small to medium sized company and lose a large customer you restructure your business plan (budget).
      The EU have lost their 2nd biggest contributor (customer).
      Since when did EX customers contribute to their suppliers due to loss of income.
      Only in the EU, apparently, or in some communist states.


  7. Number 7 says:

    Just as a reminder what Drunker, Verwotsit et al. think of us – takes a few minutes, but worth a look if you haven’t seen it.


    • vesnadog says:


      That’s a typical Jesuit stir!

      M. Fylop-Miller, former President of the John Adams Union, wrote to Jefferson in 1816:

      “I am not happy about the rebirth of the Jesuits. Swarms of them will present themselves under more disguises ever taken by even a chief of the Bohemians, as printers, writers, publishers, school teachers, etc. If ever an association of people deserved eternal damnation, on this earth and in hell it is this Society of Loyola. ”

      Jefferson’s reply: “Like you, I object to the Jesuit’s reestablishment which makes light give way to darkness.”


  8. Doublethinker says:

    The BBC is just playing its part in the efforts of the liberal elite to overthrow , or at the very least mitigate , the result of the referendum. Working in close liaison with the EU , Blair, most of Labour, Lib Dems , the City etc the BBC has the job of leading public opinion away from Leave and towards Remain. The EU will play hard ball in the negotiations in the hope that the Remainers are able to overturn the referendum result in the HoC on the back of public opinion which has been manipulated by the BBC into moving away from its pro Leave stance. The liberal elite are going to do everything they can to remain in the EU. The strongest card by far that Leave had was the will of the people argument but the General Election result seriously undermined that .
    As I have said before only a substantial majority for the Tories , who were the only party with a manifesto that was fully committed to Leaving, at the election would have safeguarded Brexit. The country blew its chance to leave the EU by so many voting for Labour. We might have to look back at this overthrowing of the referendum result as the Revenge of the Snowflakes. Now that these idiotic young fools have learnt how to put a cross next to Labour on a voting paper, it took a huge educational effort to teach them to do this, there is little doubt that coupled with the fraudulent Muslim and immigrant vote, Labour will form the next government and our steady descent into Islamic Hell will accelerate.


  9. Shapster says:

    But why the hell would ANYONE want to play down the success of the country which gives them such a safe, pleasant, privileged life? It’s utterly beyond me…


  10. Mice Height says:

    I switched to R4 for a few minutes, whilst driving on Thurs evening, just in time for their roundup of Brexit news.
    Two reporters gave us three news items. One was Michelle Barnier’s comments, another was Juncker’s comments, then finally we were given Vince Cable’s comments.
    Everything they broadcast is from the position of the EU.
    Never have I been happier that I stopped funding this shower all those years ago.


    • Shapster says:

      It’s been on my mind for awhile to send them a daily email (to haveyoursay@bbc.whatever) with examples of their despicable reporting to prove “why half the population is coming to realise what a bunch of dangerous, dim witted, over priviliged oafs you all are…” Not sure what response it would trigger but it’d make me feel better for sure.,,


      • Up2snuff says:

        Shapster, please do. They think they are bullet proof, beloved of all. When the complaints & criticisms start piling up in the In Tray & Inbox, they are forced to confront a piece of tangible reality.

        Perhaps also consider selling your TV and saving £147 per annum?


        • Shapster says:

          Thanks for the comment up2snuff. I very much want the joy of cancelling my yearly £147 embezzlement so I can delight in replying to their endless stream of threatening letters. But I don’t want to get rid of the telly as I enjoy barricading myself in the front room to devour Dave, Quest, Food Network etc. And as I scarcely watch any BBC channel I’m pretty well pi$$ed off that I then become illegal if the payment ain’t made!
          Sending them a daily drip-drip of angry emails seems to be my best option!


          • Mice Height says:

            Well I stopped paying about 8 years ago and I’ve not had so much as a letter or a knock at the door.
            There’s just as much good content online and with subscription channels.


  11. chrisH says:

    Oh it`s the BBC-what else are they going to say?
    They want to drive the soft and stupid to the Polyclinic for psychiatric help with the overwhelming sense of futility and sadness that the BBC hope to create.
    That Eastbourne fog may well have been the burning of bras and bridges as they sailed their Kon Tiki off for a Swedish burial by Bitchy Head.
    And once they`ve done this misery memorial to truth and journalism? Well, Boots will be overcharging, Wandsworth will not have the right height of disabled ramp, and the clinics will be closed for the death of Bruce Forsyths toupee…and why the tampon tax on Jon Snows kitty litter?
    Here`s Winifred, Amol, Laurie and dismal Des Humphrys to drive you yet closer to the gates of hell…you`re paying,so why not?
    All this mental health was no issue until the BBC got a license to drone on past 11.30 pm-and were shut down through the day whilst we worked.

    I want Trump and Farage on the testcard!