BBC general election coverage is already looking dire

  • Post last modified:May 24, 2024
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The BBC has a long and torrid history of subverting democracy in the UK and globally under the guide of impartiality. From the Western-instigated Iranian coup in the late 1950s, to the second invasion of Iraq in the early noughties, to the destruction of Jeremy Corbyn in the last decade – the BBC has been instrumental in them all. Now, with another general election it appears that once again, it will be subservient to the right-wing status quo – as an interview with Reform’s Richard Tice showed.

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On BBC Breakfast on Friday 24 May, Tice appeared early on to promote his party’s guff. And guff of the highest order it was.

For example, he repeatedly called both the Tories and Labour’s positions “socialism” – which is a flat-out lie and demonstrable nonsense. Yet Tice said:

They’re both forms of socialism. They stand for high taxes, high regulations, big state, zero growth.

BIG STATE??? Is this guy for real? Well, clearly – as he said it again a few minutes later.

If you really needed it explaining, socialism is, according to Britannica:

socialism, social and economic doctrine that calls for public rather than private ownership or control of property and natural resources. According to the socialist view, individuals do not live or work in isolation but live in cooperation with one another. Furthermore, everything that people produce is in some sense a social product, and everyone who contributes to the production of a good is entitled to a share in it. Society as a whole, therefore, should own or at least control property for the benefit of all its members.

This conviction puts socialism in opposition to capitalism, which is based on private ownership of the means of production and allows individual choices in a free market to determine how goods and services are distributed.

This. Is. Not. What. The. Tories. And. Labour. Are. Promoting.

We cannot believe it even needs saying – yet the BBC Breakfast host let Tice say it twice anyway.


Nina Warhurst did, however, manage to challenge him on immigration. However, what she didn’t challenge him on was this preposterous nonsense:

We’re the first to admit capitalist Net Zero is a scam (but an actual, egalitarian shift to renewables isn’t) – but so is adapting to ‘climate change’ as fossil fuel-funded Tice called it. Again, this should not need explaining – but we’ll do it anyway. Tice liked to quote the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and according to Carbon Brief it thinks:

Humans emissions and activities have caused around 100% of the warming observed since 1950


Yet once again, Warhurst let him peddle this unquestioned.

Reform UK: the BBC’s general election pet?

Bear in mind, Tice leads a party that can’t even get their own candidate’s surnames right:

Despite all of this, the BBC passed this unhinged maniac and his unhinged party off as something serious and credible. In fact, Reform is just a collection of old, white racists dressed up as the sensible right.

Like the BBC did with Farage, it already appears hellbent on pushing Tice as the alternative candidate. The corporation is as toxic as Reform – and will be a disaster for the rest of us during the general election.

Featured image via BBC iPlayer 

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