The BBC has been described as “a publicly-funded urban organisation with an abnormally large proportion of younger people, of people in ethnic minorities and almost certainly of gay people, compared with the population at large” by Andrew Marr, which, he said, “creates an innate liberal bias inside the BBC”.
One of the stalwarts of the organisation itself makes no effort to deny what it stands for. No longer is it a “British” broadcaster, but one concerned largely with a metropolitan mix of people who are unrepresentative of the country as a whole.
Compare the faux BBC outrage at the way the Sophie Everard vigil was policed to various gatherings against lockdown, for instance, and you will just about have summed up the organisation as a whole. Reports of over-zealous policing were backed by the startling fact that there had been FOUR arrests. Had it been a gathering protesting lockdown, you’d almost expect a complaint that four people HADN’T been arrested.
Even now, almost five years beyond the referendum, the continuing Project Fear tells us that leaving the EU was a very silly thing to do. The latest “shock” figures being that there had been a huge drop in trade between the EU and the UK in January. UK exports to the EU dropped 40%, whilst imports faded by 30%.
Of course, this was the fault of Brexit, nothing at all to do with those nice people across the channel. Perish the thought that the French could be obstinate when it came to getting their own way and that Boris really doesn’t have a free trade deal after all. Add in teething troubles for new systems and a pandemic lockdown and you’ll see there are a number of factors behind the drop.
Yet there are those who claim the BBC is biased towards the Conservatives. Hard line socialists complain that Jeremy Corbyn was given a far harder time than Boris Johnson in the run in to the last election.
At the end of the day, it is time for the BBC to stand on it’s own two feet, stop taking tax payers money by force, and appeal to whatever sector of the public it feels would be most lucrative through either subscription, adverts or a combination of the two.
Martin Day – Party Secretary