“The idea of a tax on the ownership of a television belongs in the 1950s. Why not tax people for owning a washing machine to fund the manufacture of Persil?”,
James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, Aug 24th, 2007.
So says one of the BBC’s leading political commentators. The profligate waste, huge salaries paid to executives and the ridiculous sums of money paid to non talents like Jonathan Ross and Russel Brand beggar belief. So it’s not surprising that in these time of cuts the BBC and the
televison tax licence fee are under scrutiny again. Read the rest of this entry
The BBC, imposed on us by the Television Tax, and pro Labour and Climate Change by inclination, impartiality went out of the window decades ago.
Last year we discovered that the BBC was supportive of Climate Change because some numpty had invested significant amounts of their pension fund in Al Gore’s Green Industries scam.
Now they are at it again supporting Labour and trying to cause divisions in the Conservative Party reports Tim Montgomerie:
Earlier today the Today programme led on a report that the Tory leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter, disagreed with Michael Gove’s education policy. Michael Gove was interviewed on Today and gave a combative response. He insisted that Cllr Carter was “100% supportive of our proposals“.
We have no choice in paying for the BBC, those that do not pay the Television Tax either get fined or go to prison.
The time to scrap the BBC and the outdated Televison Tax is now, if the BBC cannot or will not be truly impartial then it cannot be tax payer funded.
“The idea of a tax on the ownership of a television belongs in the 1950s. Why not tax people for owning a washing machine to fund the manufacture of Persil?” Jeremy Paxman
An event happened today at the BBC that only three months ago would have caused Michael Mann and Phil Jones to start sending emails to the BBC, there was an open and frank discussion about the belief in the Church of Climatology on the most important and influential political show on UK television. The question was left until the last 12 minutes of the show, but the question about Phil Jones and CRU breaking the law was asked.
Before Aardvark continues on the AGW question there is another relevant and important factor, the location of the show which this week was from Basildon. Basildon is one of those microcosms of British politics, a constituency that mirrors national opinion pretty accurately, bear this in mind.
The heretic question was first passed to Labour minister for something or other Ben Bradshaw.
This is first time post Copenhagen that a member of Brown’s warmist Cabinet has publicly answered a direct question about AGW.
Bradshaw immediately condemned the CRU for breaking the law and then praised them for all the good work they have done with the IPCC on man made Climate Change, priceless. Climategate and Glaciergate were not mentioned just the pre Copenhagen warmist lie.
Bradshaw got little audience support and a few laughs for some of his alarmist statements. Read the rest of this entry
Susan Watts was part of the team of 35 that the BBC flew to the Copenhagen plummet last month, and like all faithful followers of the ManBearPig Religion she dutifly recited the gospel according to Mann and Jones.
Watts is to science, what Polly Toynbee is to UK politics: a deranged moonbat that flutters out from the cave to pontificate a load of nonsense before fluttering back to help build the guano mountain. The BBC is to be investigated, by the BBC over it’s coverage of scientific issues which are continuing unabated with sophisticated government climate change propaganda. Aardvark is no great fan of the BBC, for a list of reasons click here.
January 7th Newsnight was a howler where Watts not only made a complete fool of herself, but also came across as a Soviet TV announcer reciting fantasy tractor production statistics. Read the rest of this entry
This winter is one of the coldest on record with temperatures in Oxfordshire where Aardvark lives only 2 degrees warmer than Antarctica.
The spell of very cold weather means that winter fuel bills are going to be considerably more than they were this time last year, and not only because of fluctuating fuel prices but also due to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
This adds on average 14% to electricity bills which is about £120 per household. Like most schemes from the EU it is riddled with fraud and corruption which costs the EU €5 Billion a year.
With the news that the BBC is investigating the BBC about bias in science reporting is was hardly surprising that the BBC was hard at work pushing AGW propaganda today:
Following yesterday’s item aimed at making sure the kids are still on message about MMGW, today we had Newsround for grown-ups. In a report which aired on the 6 pm news on both BBC 1 and Radio 4 this evening, David Shukman explained:
“The key thing is that there’s a difference between the weather and the climate. The weather’s what you get day by day, month by month, like this cold spell. But the climate is the kind of weather you get over a thirty year period, and that’s what the scientists say is changing.”
As James Delingpole asked:
Q: What’s the difference between ‘weather’ and ‘climate’?
A: Climate is when it’s warming and weather is when it’s not
For all Climategate posts click here
There is something inherently worrying about an organisation investigating itself, human nature, vested interests and money tend to make this a rather less than reliable process.
The BBC’s record on reporting Anthropogenic Global Warming is at best suspect, at worse blatant ManBearPig propaganda.
The Climategate emails, datafiles and programs were in the possesion of the BBC a full month before they were put on the Russian server, yet the BBC did nothing.
The Climategate emails show an unhealty relationship between Michael Mann at Penn State, Phil Jones at the CRU and the IPCC; the BBC’s “science correspondent” Richard Black has some questions to answer about his professional relationship with Michael Mann and Phil Jones.
Climategate is the BBC’s smoking gun; a virtual news blackout except to report a hacking crime while completely ignoring the content of the leaked emails and data. The left wing eco-mentalists are piling on the pressure with the BBC’s web site pouring more AGW propaganda and fear, fawning over Michael Mann, when the incompetent climate scientist’s own colleagues say Mann has no credibility.
The mobilisation of Labour Luvvies is complete when deeply unfunny comedian Marcus Prickstock pontificates on Question Time about the impending heating up of the world and obediently spouts the correct “Climate Rationalist” line like a good little left of centre poodle.
When the BBC finally reported Climategate the emphasis was on the hacking crime, no mention was made of the potential ramifications of the of the information leaked, Read the rest of this entry