My thanks to the eagle eyed B-BBC reader who spotted this amazing item the BBC is running entitled “Five reasons to be cheerful amongst the gloom.” Give it a read – it’s hilarious, pure BBC delusionalism! Who would have guessed that all is well with the property market; that unemployment has taken only a “minor turn” for the worse; that inflation is down; that lower earnings are good for you… and finally, that we are living longer anyway and so should be a damn side more thankful to the Great Leader for all he is doing for us.
The BBC’s coverage of the Glasgow East by-election is curiously mute on the reasons as to why Labour MP David Marshall suddenly decided to stand down from office. We are told it was for “health reasons”. So when we read in the press that the Labour MP used almost £500,000 of taxpayers’ money over six years to help run an office from his home which was staffed by his wife we have better insight as to why the BBC is so silent. Marshall’s office was in his semi-detached Glasgow home and he employed his wife Tina as his secretary. It is also believed he paid his daughter Christina to work from his home from the same pool of money. Now given the BBC’s delight in revealing every nuance of the allegations against Ray Lewis in London, shouldn’t it be providing these facts concerning how a Glaswegian Labour MP uses tax payers money? Or might that prove a tad awkward for Mr Broon?
Did you pick up on the BBC’s coverage of Labour MP Keith Vaz having received a letter from Geoff Hoon assuring him he would be “appropriately rewarded” for his efforts to help secure the Government victory on the recent 42 day detention. Perish the thought of sleaze, dismiss the idea of corruption. This is all “light-hearted” and “a joke” apparently and the BBC faithfully retail this. If it was a Conservative, do you think the same jokey lines would be let pass?
Touching to read this report from the BBC in which Red Ken Livingstone praises Mr Broon, absolving him of any blame for his defeat at the hands of Boris Johnson. It really is a gushing little tribute to Brown from the odious Livingstone – all part of Operation Save Gordon which is now a central part of the daily BBC agenda at the moment. I laughed at the last line in this report where Livingstone shrills about Brown “there will be a record of delivery.” Quite right – Brown will deliver a Conservative government in 2010 and all this pathetic shilling from the State Broadcaster will do NOTHING to change that.