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I've had on and off work lately and in the break room it is set to news 24..... thus I've been exposed to the BBC, I kind of feel violated tbh.

But is it me or does the UK represent the USSR or something? All week long I've seen vested interest aftere vested interest on the BBC news saying how the cuts will affect them. It feels like almost 100% of the UK economy is based on government spending.

Say it aint so!

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I've had on and off work lately and in the break room it is set to news 24..... thus I've been exposed to the BBC, I kind of feel violated tbh.

But is it me or does the UK represent the USSR or something? All week long I've seen vested interest aftere vested interest on the BBC news saying how the cuts will affect them. It feels like almost 100% of the UK economy is based on government spending.

Say it aint so!

That was the Labour plan, it gives the Tories a bit of a problem when cutting.

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The BBC is pure socilist propaganda!

Free enterprise and the expectation of the individual to look after ones self doesn't get a look in. If something happens, they're always looking for someone to blame.

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I've had on and off work lately and in the break room it is set to news 24..... thus I've been exposed to the BBC, I kind of feel violated tbh.

But is it me or does the UK represent the USSR or something? All week long I've seen vested interest aftere vested interest on the BBC news saying how the cuts will affect them. It feels like almost 100% of the UK economy is based on government spending.

Say it aint so!

Let's not forget the empty champagne bottles lying around the studios after the 1997 election night.

Audio:

http://www.esnips.com/doc/185f0a00-06a2-4de7-af9c-5536bd84448b/2007-05-10-BBCs-Jane-Garvey-blows-the-gaff

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All week long I've seen vested interest after vested interest on the BBC news saying how the cuts will affect them. It feels like almost 100% of the UK economy is based on government spending.

Well, 100% of the BBC economy is based on government spending. They are hardly likely to be fans of private enterprise are they?

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An interesting quote on the telegraph from someone who I think also posts on here.

The Ayatollah Buggeri

Today 02:09 PM

Agreed entirely about the BBC's role in all this. Britain is now the only country left in the developed world that funds its state broadcaster in this way. Reith's original model was a stroke of socialist genius, arguably second only to Goebbels's control of the German film industry (i.e. hiding behind ostensibly private sector entities), though arguably an improvement on it, given how long the BBC has lasted in its current form: to create a body that, through a combination of the Royal Charter, nominally independent Board and funding by the licence fee, is accountable to neither its customers nor their elected representatives. Most other countries have a much smaller scale state broadcaster that is universally and explicitly acknowledged for what it is - the voice of the government - combined with a far more vibrant private sector broadcasting infrastructure.

Another unfortunate consequence of the coalition is that it is politically impossible for the Conservatives to do what needs to be done to the BBC, i.e. privatise it, abolish the TV licence and allow it to bid, along with everyone else, for a slimmed down core of directly taxpayer-funded programming that is justified on cultural grounds but not commercially viable, along the lines of America's hugely successful PBS concept.

As things are, not only do we have a BBC that relentlessly pushes the leftist, big government control-freak agenda (of which playing down the consequences of the euro-bailout is just one example), but a regulatory infrastructure that prevents competitors from putting forward the opposing view, as is the case in print journalism. In the short term, we desparately need a British equivalent of Fox News, but the regulation of advertising and the so-called 'impartiality' rules (which in practice means that political bias is allowed, as long as it's leftist) precludes one very effectively, just as Reith intended all those years ago.

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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