It’s hard not to laugh and admittedly I don’t try too hard.
The great and the good of the BBC who have been deriding and demonising Trump have had their pay slashed. Coincidence? LOL. They spend their time attacking the government about fair pay and equality and then find it is they who are lined up for a bit of that themselves…and it is one of their own who has caused this implosion….not before time but if only we could work out a way to cause a similar bit of blowback for all their partisan, subjective and very partial ‘news’ broadcasting. Someone leaking the Balen Report into the BBC’s bias against the Jews would be a start.
I mentioned before that Sopel had revealed to us one of his usual insightful and completely impartial analyses of what is happening in the White House claiming that it was chaotic with Trump saying one thing and then someone coming out and saying something else….this was apparently symbolic of the Trump administration and his regime and the way things now happen in America under Trump….or indeed at the BBC which announced it had cut Sopel’s pay, then said it hadn’t and then said it had.
This morning we had some more impartial insight as the BBC told us in its news bulletins that ‘the Trump administration had tried to impose tariffs’….and failed. I thought that was wrong, it was Boeing that had initiated the case against Bombardier. This was the BBC trying to push its own agenda. The BBC today presented a narrative that Trump’s great plan to put America First was failing….they were mocking him…
It’s seen as a blow to US President Trump’s “America first” trade policy.
Hmmm…it had nothing to do with Trump’s policy except by default.
And how so we know this? Because BBC reporting from last year shows it was not Trump driving this and there was no attempt to impose tariffs ‘just because’….it was all about the law.
Here’s a relevant quote from December….the tariffs could be lifted….what, not imposed regardless of the law by a Trump Administration out to slam shut its borders?
Wilbur Ross, the US Commerce Secretary, also said import tariffs on the C-Series jet could yet be lifted.
He said Washington understood “the political sensitivity” around the dispute in Canada and the UK.
However he added: “But the fundamentals remain: Even our best friends really have to play by the rules.”
The intitial ruling by the Commerce Department was a preliminary ruling that had to be examined by the US International Trade Commission (USITC). Both these bodies are government agencies.
The US trade investigation to which Bombardier is being subjected is a complex, multi-stage process.
It involves the interplay of two government agencies, the Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission (USITC).
The USITC effectively ruled there was an arguable case against Bombardier, moving the complaint to the next stage.
Now, it is up to the Department of Commerce to make a preliminary finding on whether Bombardier has in fact received subsides, or is selling below cost.
The USITC has now ruled that there should be no tariffs. So a Trump Administration body rules that there should be no tariffs because that is the legal judgement and the BBC tries to suggest that Trump’s ‘America First’ policy is on the rocks. Complete rubbish that is more illustrative of BBC reporter’s own prejudice and desire to paint everything ‘Trump’ as bad and hopeless.