…on the BBC, the UK PM, and his political party!
The “out” campaign for the UK leaving the EU held their first meeting a few days ago. When George Galloway was invited to speak many of the conference attendees walked out (draw your own conclusions). The BBC’s “Daily Politics” program filmed this and showed it as a prelude to an interview with George Galloway. Mr Galloway was invited under the pretext of being asked to talk about his views on the EU referendum. He was shocked to find that he had been ambushed (not for the first time), and what followed was a concerted public personal attack on himself. This is standard BBC procedure used against anyone who is against the political status quo of the powers that be, proving conclusively who’s side they are on, rather than being a “news” provider. (The ITV behaves in the same manner it must be said). The “powers that be” ALWAYS make their “arguments” PERSONAL, and ALWAYS seek to divide their opposition amongst themselves. Watch what happened…
And here is what happened during “Prime Minister’s Question Time” in parliament this last Wednesday, again another personal sneer/smear, by the PM in this case, against the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbin, instead of answering the question. “Kids fighting in the school playground” mentality from someone who is supposed to be “governing” the country!?
Some Labour MPs said that Wednesday’s discussion marked a “new low” for PMQs.
Corbyn himself responded at the time by saying: “If we are talking of motherly advice, my late mother would have said, ‘stand up for the principle of a health service free at the point of use for everybody,’ because that’s what she dedicated her life to, as did many of her generation.”
The Conservative party have had MILLIONS poured into their political campaigns by big business and The City of London, and they get favored news coverage by the BBC and ITV. The Labor party have had to rely on members’ personal contributions and the trade unions for theirs, while the trade unions are being systematically decimated by laws passed by the Conservative governments.
A recent Channel 4 News item discovered in an in-depth investigation that in three recent by-elections the Conservative party hired professional campaign people at great expense and lavishly over-spent on those people, as well as their own “heavy-weight” party members involved, well over the legal limit allowed for campaigning. (The financial limit on campaigning was supposed to be for the purpose of ensuring that ALL the parties had EQUAL opportunity for campaigning).
A senior long-term Conservative party member has stated that membership in the party was over two million across the country in the 80’s, but now only three constituencies can boast over 1000 members each, and most have less than a hundred! (Do the math)
Oh, and HALF of the party want OUT of the EU, including some heavy-weight long-term well-known politicians!