To John Sweeney Cc BBC Panorama

Update March 11: I messed the links up on the initial post, but all links are fixed now

As a keen follower of Panodrama, I note you are suspected of being a bigot here and here, and a homophobe. I reserve judgement, because I think the remarks you made could be due simply to your rough Irish sense of humour rather than any real animosity towards these groups of people including your own. I also note that you strenuously denied these deficiencies of character and I’m inclined to believe you.

But you shouldn’t be surprised if people who are constantly judged and disparaged by the BBC simply for holding valid beliefs the BBC disapproves of should judge and disparage you after the unwitting revelations you made in Panodrama.

However, there are two extremely damaging revelations that cannot be debated or excused. The first is your hero-worship of the IRA’s Martin McGuinness and the second is the idea you came up with of sexualising a heated argument between Tommy Robinson and Lucy Brown, thereby potentially portraying Tommy as a sexual predator.

The working title of your Panorama is (or was) Tommy Takedown. It seems in order to facilitate this objective you worked closely with a violent, far-left outfit with the peculiar label of HopenotHate. Tommy Robinson confronted you several times with that allegation. You only responded near the end of the ‘interview’ with a partial admission that you have had some input from some people. Your ‘executive producer’ would also neither confirm nor deny the same allegation, saying only this is an ongoing documentary.

Apparently it is ongoing, since you were seen last week with far-left ‘activist’ Mike Stuchbery. Stuchbery was apparently responsible for sending a pack of five men (including a druggie, ‘journalists’ and a dog) to intimidate Tommy Robinson’s wife and children while he was out of the country.

It is unclear to me what kind of ‘Panorama’ you now intend to produce, or will be able to produce on Tommy Robinson. What would you call it – Post-Panodrama butt-covering exercise? Well over 10 000 people saw Panodrama on a giant screen outside BBC studios on February 23rd. And in just over two weeks, Panodrama has now been viewed on the Internet by millions of people in the UK and worldwide. Your reputation, along with that of the BBC, has been seriously damaged, perhaps irreversibly. Productions of Panorama will now be viewed by many with skepticism and a Panorama on Tommy Robinson will be regarded with raised eyebrows at best and ridicule of the BBC at worst.

However, there are steps you can take to regain some credibility. The first, and most obvious, is to tear Tommy Takedown up and throw it in the bin where it belongs. The second is to apologise unreservedly for the intended sexual slur against Tommy Robinson – a fraudulent claim which, as he said, could have ruined him. The third is to scout around for stories of interest to the general public – and not just the BBC elite and your fellow-travelers – and to tell them honestly and impartially. Don’t decide beforehand that you are going to take someone down and then scout around for ‘evidence’ to back your biased intention.

Here’s an idea: Facebook has banned Tommy Robinson, with no justification and out of narrow, left-wing spite and fear of Tommy’s numerous enemies. At the same time, Facebook allows terrorist organisations such as Hamas to incite murder against Jews on its platform, but immediately removed an account inciting murder against Palestinians. That account was created to test mark Zuckerberg’s alleged commitment to fair play. The Israel Law Centre, Shurat Hadin, sued Facebook (unsuccessfully) in 2016 in a New York court and is now suing Facebook again for a billion dollars.

This is a huge and complex story and worthy of the attention of a diligent investigative journalist such as John Ware, who unfortunately no longer does Panorama. Mr. Sweeney, I doubt you could as good a job as him but you could certainly try.

Oh, and one more thing: BBC, I realize this would be a drastic omission for you, but please stop plastering ‘Yaxley-Lennon’ over every story on Tommy Robinson. Everybody knows by now who he is and despite your efforts he will always be regarded as Tommy Robinson and admired and respected around the world for his courage and commitment in the face of evil.

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22 Responses to To John Sweeney Cc BBC Panorama

  1. Fedup2 says:

    I’m thinking that the exec producer of BBC Panorama will be waiting for the outcome of the forthcoming political trial of TR before publishing anything .
    If found guilty the BBC will use this as an excuse to pump out any dirt they’ve been able to pay for through booze ( Kia royales and fizz) or money or the promise of a job .

    If found not guilty – and the vindictive state does not choose to find something else with which to persecute TR – they’ll have to put out something to defend themselves and somehow twist the TR documentary for their benefit . John Sweeney must be due some ‘ promotion ‘ as opposed to being fired and off to work at TR with other dubious has beens.

    I wonder is Daniel sandford has been reported for publishing details in breach of the contempt of court act yet ….


  2. Fedup2 says:

    “Off to work at TR should , of course , have said’ Russia Today’
    Where Mr Sweeney could do a nice documentary series about his favourite terrorists – including the thankfully dead Martin McGuinness . He could also interview a few surviving victims and their relatives about the murders committed by Mr Mcguiness and his friends .

    That should not too taxing for Mr Sweeney because the Far Left BBC for whom he has worked for a long time we’re keen supporters of Irish Republicanism – to their eternal shame .


    • TrueToo says:


      Probably the BBC terrorist supporter who said “pity they missed the bitch,” referring to Maggie Thatcher after the bombing, was reflecting the attitudes of the majority at the BBC at the time. And it must surely be worse now.

      That’s the BBC and it’s love affair with terrorists.


  3. Doublethinker says:

    I hope that TR has the funding to appoint a really good defence lawyer. Hopefully the last appeal raised enough. If not we should crowd fund to ensure he has a really good one. Finally a nice, orderly, well behaved , but massive crowd should gather outside the court room to wish Tommy luck. It will also show the state that Tommy has huge grass routes support and that they had better play fair at the trial and at any subsequent legal issues that Tommy has. They are not just putting Tommy on trial but a large section of the British population who agree with him.


    • TrueToo says:


      Good ideas. I live in Israel, otherwise I would join you.


      • Doublethinker says:

        Lucky you to be living outside the UK. I am astonished to feel that I would prefer to live somewhere other than the country of my birth. It’s become an overcrowded , non democratic, repressive place which I don’t recognise and don’t like anymore and I believe is well down the road of becoming a Muslim shit hole.oh for as things were even as recently as the 90’s, let alone prior to that, that POS Blair has wrecked our country.


        • TrueToo says:


          I’m an ex-South African Israeli, so I have a personal understanding of what it’s like to no longer recognise the country one grew up in.


    • john in cheshire says:

      Doublethinker, I think we also need to help fund Ezra Levant so he can arrange for some proper journalists to be present during Tommy Robinson’s trial.


      • TrueToo says:


        Good reminder. Shekels from my side translate into far fewer pounds of course, but every bit helps.


  4. TrueToo says:

    Finished the ATL post in a rush and the links don’t work on my phone. Will have to sort it out tomorrow.

    Be good if someone can verify that the links don’t work and let me know.


  5. john in cheshire says:

    True too, the Panodrama link seems to work but the others come up with ” not found”.


    • TrueToo says:

      Thanks for that john in cheshire. I’ll fix them tomorrow. They are mostly from the original Panodrama on YouTube – the first link on the ‘Here’s hoping Panodrama…’ post.


      • StewGreen says:

        @TRueToo all your links are screwed up
        (a href=”″)Panodrama(/a)
        works for me ..below

        Did you use the wrong type of quotation mark ?
        If you copy your text into a text file and then use
        “search replace all” Replace
        Then repaste it into this page they’ll all work


        • TrueToo says:

          Stew Green, I’ve fixed them. You are 100% right about the quote marks. I composed the post in Word, complete with HTML, and then pasted it into the ‘New Post’ page here. When I saw the links were not working I went back to edit them and saw they had Word’s squiggly quote marks around the URLS. So all it took was to replace them with quote marks from the New Post page and all was good.

          At the same time I replaced apostrophes and did a bit of tweaking of phrases. I’ll put an update up now that it’s fixed.


  6. Vonbedda says:

    Just walked into my local cinema today and completely shocked by what I experienced.

    I hate using labels but I see no other way ATM…if someone wants to educate me that cools I’ll listen and learn.


    As I was walking into the cinema I saw a young white girl, roughly 20-25 I’d say, I glanced at her for about 10seconds, I kept hearing someone say “excuse me” over and over towards me, I turned right and it was a Muslim kid, I can only presume he was Muslim, anyway once he saw he had my attention he immediately became confrontational with me and started shouting “what you looking at my wife for” now because he was a kid I decided he didn’t deserve to get what he was looking for…confrontation so I ignored him.

    this young girl was standing outside the toilets I later found out was waiting for her chap, who later came out furious, I told the young girl to ignore them and go about your day they don’t know any better. Turns out the girl was getting abuse from them all the while her chap was in toilets. If I had known that I’d of actually attempted to put this kid in place when he said something to me.

    Thankfully another Muslim actually had some common sense and told the kid off for disrespecting him self and others.

    I suppose what Im getting at is ….where has this kid learnt this aggressive unwelcome attitude…that we are seeing more and more in society.


  7. Fedup2 says:

    The non confrontation approach is difficult but necessary . I used to go to McDonald’s in my Londonistan borough but felt I was taking my life into my hands if a challenged a queue jumping feral school kid – and me a big man and all .

    Adults complaining about kids is a ‘thing ‘ but in our time there are a lot of unchallenged feral monsters with fashionable sharp weapons …


    • Vonbedda says:

      Thanks fed.

      Yeah I imagined that could be the case. We shouldn’t let fear control our daily lives.

      I know I did the right thing, but could I of done more?


    • taffman says:

      “feral monsters with fashionable sharp weapons …”
      What’s more – no deterrent. Despite all the knife mayhem there is no deterrent and this present Tory government has no effective answer.
      It is leaderless .


  8. StewGreen says:

    I just happened to check Facebook and see if people in a certain town had posted anything about TR
    Not much but very first thing was, a hatey thread AGAINST him
    Look at the speaker’s own FB profile pic
    .. A big pic of a knife & pride in being “Assassin”
    ..Wow, UIK has a youth knife crime problem and here is a young man’s account glorifying violence and knives.
    Irony that’s allowed on Facebook & Tommy isn’t
    (I clipped off his first name ..I thought it was a kid, but actually he’s older , cos it says he’s left college)

    I just checked and the image doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the movie “Assassin’s Creed”


  9. cromwell says:

    proberly acting like that cos not enough yoof clubs eh.?


  10. TrueToo says:

    I don’t recall the details, but here is Pat Condell mocking the limp, PeeCee response from the ‘authorities’ after a terror attack in Europe:

    “If only they’d had a table-tennis club.”