The Serota Review

Today the BBC published a Review by Sir Nicholas Serota on the conduct of the BBC during the bashir scandal and more widely – chiefly about editorial standards and bias .

The document is 34 pages long . It is freely available on the internet .The BBC has already put out a response suggesting more ‘independent review ‘. As if .

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14 Responses to The Serota Review

  1. Guest Who says:

    How about this for independent?


    • NCBBC says:

      Pilger should know as he is a Leftist.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Lee is back
      Was Labour under Corbyn , But no longer as I don’t like the ones on offer … Reading FC fan .. Moto GP is still great .. Slowly going off F1 … 😳
      Hampshire UK Born 1960Joined February 2020


  2. Guest Who says:

    Links at the end.

    Baroness Shami says Nick needs a gong or two in the post. Sources say.


  3. Thoughtful says:

    “Nicholas Serota was born and raised in Hampstead,”

    Probably don’t need to expand on that as it says everything you need to know! The son of Stanley, a civil engineer, and Labour peer Baroness Beatrice Serota.

    In December 2005, Serota admitted that he had submitted an application form with false information to the Art Fund (NACF) for a £75,000 grant, he attributed this to “a failing in his head”.


    • theisland says:

      I haven’t read the report but, judging by the bBC’s response, the whole exercise reeks of a well-timed, two-pronged attack by the usual suspects on anyone who dares to suggest that the bBC should be shut down.
      No doubt our gullible MPs will be impressed by all the smoke and mirrors.


  4. NCBBC says:

    The best deal is the deal that China and India have. All words and no commitments. That’s the best deal

    Second best is to agree to all deals but not just now as the economy has to recover from Covid. A staggering and crippled economy will be of no help to “Build Back Better”.

    Of course COPing out of COP would be the best, but that would make us unpopular, and that does not help UK economy.

    Sooner or later hoax Climate Change will fail to raise vast amounts of money for Africa, just as AGW failed. The islands leaders that were screaming that the waves were lapping at Government house, proved false.

    In a real world, where major MSM was honest, such duplicity to con Western people would be exposed. But this con continues and continues.


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  6. MarkyMark says:

    Boris, Dave and George reunited in Downing Street last week for the 20the anniversary dinner for the 2001 intake of Tory MPs.

    It’s just a game for them …



  7. Sluff says:

    On the subject of the Serota review………
    It looks like there will be lots of new highly paid non-jobs to serve on committees to check impartiality.
    Nice if you can get it.

    And as the jobs will undoubtedly be taken by people from within the BBC and fellow Guardianista travellers with the ‘correct’ mindset and groupthink I should say it’s trebles all round. Yet again.

    It’s still Black History month. No mention of White History month of course. What about that, Serota? Isaac Newton. Charles Darwin. IK Brunel. Churchill. Even William Wilberforce. What racists they all were, not allowing black people to come up with their world-changing theories, innovations, leadership and social ideas first. But no matter. On the BBC their hero is some bloke who was the first black voter in the UK. Wow!


  8. Fedup2 says:

    My Saturday comedy has been reading the ‘Serota review ‘.

    After reading a few paragraphs i wondered how much BBC product the review team actually listen to or watch .

    But then I thought – the people on this review are of the same liberal background as those in the BBC – they are swamp dwellers – employed to ensure there are no surprises .

    Reading on – key features of BBC culture are

    Lack of oversight
    Group think
    No whistleblowing

    The above arise out of my reading between the lines and also what is not reported ….

    Since the BBC is a monoculture – comprised of same thinking lefties gays asexuals coloureds with a dash of wahabi Muslims
    – there is nothing wrong with the BBC ….

    The review doesn’t mention the customer / user / taxpayer / licence payer at all – any ‘independent review ‘ recommended mentioned doesn’t describe what ‘independent ‘ means – and judging by the incestuous nature of the ‘independent ‘ OFCOM -independent will not have the meaning in common usage – it will be fixed .

    In short the Serota review is lightweight management trash – created to make it look as though the BBC wants to be different – when it doesn’t want to change at all – it’s too busy being a woke lefty anti British propaganda monster ..


  9. Doublethinker says:

    I read Robin Aitkin’s review of the Serota report in the Telegraph . He thinks that the main positive in the report is that at least Tim Davie now admits that there is a real and serious problem with lack of impartiality at the corporation. Aitkin correctly thinks that it is due to a deep seated liberal group think amongst virtually all employees and that it cannot be addressed by ‘re-training’ and that therefore will take decades to be corrected.
    Aitkin is an ex BBC man who resigned 20 years ago because he unsuccessfully tried to get the corporation to address it liberal left bias. He has given many talks about BBC bias and I have attended a few. He comes across as a reasonable and gentle human being which is why he declines to say that sacking a few hundred or thousand of the top brass at the BBC would speed up the change process. He also carefully avoids mention of privatisation.
    However many BBC committees are formed to review impartiality, no matter how much impartiality training there is , nothing will change at the BBC. What will work instantly is privatisation. Once there is no guaranteed funding , no guaranteed salary and excellent pension provided by the License Fee payer , the BBC can choose. It can continue to be anti British, pro EU, Woke , liberal left and sustain itself from a much smaller subscriber base, or it can offer programme and news that the majority of people are willing to pay for.


  10. Nibor says:

    Laura Kueunsberg on the BBC news about COP26 smuggest country .

    “ but the question is ….” then the bigoted bint says it’s about we in the west giving money away and changing our lifestyles .

    No it’s not Lop lipped Laura , it’s what a stupid affair this is , how the idiot waffler will “lead” in everything bad for Britain and how the rest of the world will laugh at us in this one horse race Boris has declared .