October 16th, 2012

Exclusive: The BBC ‘Fit and Proper’ Ofcom Investigation

Guido can exclusively reveal this morning that the BBC are facing mounting pressure to prove that they are a “fit and proper” organisation to hold a broadcast licence. Tory MP Philip Davies has written to Ofcom boss Ed Richards demanding the BBC face the test into their probity following the Jimmy Savile sex abuse revelations and the subsequent cover up that has emerged in the last few weeks:

Tricky to argue with that…


  1. 1
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Perfect, just perfect, what a wonderful start to the day!

  2. 2
    fuck the bbc says:

    Watch the beeboids and grauniads joke on their freshly chopped fruit salad breakfasts

  3. 3
    Nothing better to do says:

    Cheered me up this morning.

  4. 4
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Can this really be happening? Could this be a defining moment in the history of this great Island when the truth and its noble allies are victorious over the vile, traitorous and hateful Socialist National Broadcaster, that has helped keep the people of Great Britain misinformed and subjugated for so long?

  5. 5
    eadav says:

    Sadly, even if the inquiry goes ahead, it will be unlikely to include in its remit the far more significant question of political partiality.

  6. 6
    Mrs May says:

    I shall block the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the USA.

  7. 7
    Black Cab says:

    He right, but illiterate.

  8. 8
    Black Cab says:

    Urgh. Need caffeine.

  9. 9
    a non says:

    It would appear Salmond has had enough of the BBC too.

    Independent -“Alex Salmond has declared his intention to replace the BBC with a new public service broadcaster for Scotland, which may be partly funded by advertising..”

  10. 10
    MB. says:

    Isn’t the priority letting the police investigate and find out what really happened rather than a range of MPs rushing to get their names in the papers?

  11. 11
    gramma says:

    Noticing no link above or on Twitter for this order-order piece.
    Am I to assume this comes from ” Wiki-Guido”?

  12. 12
    Chlöe Sal Gerbeeba says:

    Bring it on.

  13. 13
    smoggie says:

    Let Sky run the BBC until the licence can be re-tendered.

  14. 14
    fuck the bbc says:

    Not at all – phone hacking is the template put together by the BBC itself – so looking forward to it being hung by its own sanctimonious petard

  15. 15
    Hugh Janus says:

    Oh happy day! I’m not confident about the outcome but this news should at least cause some indigestion over breakfast.

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    The BBC epitomises everything that is sick in the UK today.
    It is also the largest cause of putting people before magistrates.
    Shut down this centre of entitlement to tax households for the sake of watching television.

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    Auntie Flo' says:

    The systematic abuse of Christians on BBC’s Have Your Say should be part of this investigation too. The BBC’s moderators allow the vilest abuse of Christians on HYS – comments such as ‘All Christians should be burned’, Christians are evil’ etc. Complaints about this abuse are laughed at or ignored. A lot of Christians who used to post on Have Your Say no longer post because of this abuse.

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    Roger The cabin Boy says:

    I have always thought the Biased BBC should be towed out to sea and sunk. What about those that hold the enquiry, are they fit for purpose – NI/SLY revisited.

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    The police seem to have been part of the problem.

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    JockInFrance says:

    Buckfast will have to up its advertising budget to pay for all that.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Joke? Choke man! Choke!
    Or should that be coke?…

  22. 22
    Richard and Andy says:

    Could never happen on Sky

  23. 23
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Lefty BBCboids hoist with their own petard.

  24. 24
    Tom Watson says:

    More scandal for the BBC as someone is now saying they saw Rod Hull fisting a young bird

  25. 25
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Not for the first time.

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    JH says:

    Tee Hee.

    Payback for the towering heights of faux outrage surrounding the hacking enquiry, stretched and compounded into a 24/7 ticker-tape shriekfest in an attempt to destroy a commercial rival, co-ordinated with their print wing.

    Payback time you lefty Gramsciian fuckers.

    Why don’t you try claiming that attacking the BBC like this is awfully homophobic? That could work. Right?

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    Compare the marxist says:

    This is the BBC news.
    Climate change, multi culti, climate change, multi culti. climate change , multi culti,the wonderfull EU
    Cuts ,cuts, cuts, cuts, , climate change, multi culti, the wonderful NHS, evil tories, health scares.

    And now question time.
    Climate change, multi culti, climate change, multi culti. climate change , multi culti,the wonderfull EU
    Cuts ,cuts, cuts, cuts, , climate change, multi culti, the wonderful NHS, evil tories, health scares.

    Climate change, multi culti, climate change, multi culti. climate change , multi culti,the wonderfull EU
    Cuts ,cuts, cuts, cuts, , climate change, multi culti, the wonderful NHS, evil tories, health scares.

    ad infinitum.

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    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    For once I am in total agreement with Ed Millionaireband that there should be a full independent enquiry of the BBC, even a Levenson-style enquiry of the 40 year culture of child abuse and its cover-up at the BBC..

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    Spot says:

    BBC bigging up ed milli about call for indepentent investigation into JS, ed true to form wasting money while he sits in his corner sucking his thumb staring the blank sheet of paper while waiting for economic policies to appear thru the eather .

    Cam for once talks some sense in not calling for an attack on Iran-jaw jaw not war war- as a more famous enlightened politician once said.

  30. 30
    The public says:

    Not from Starbucks, I hope

  31. 31
    Pendolino says:

    Seems like a job for Virgin Media

  32. 32
    Mr Impartiality says:

    Will it be reported on the BBC?

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    Compare the marxist says:

    Labour are not entirely clean themselves when it come to kiddie fiddlers are they?
    One word.

  34. 34
    Sandalista says:

    All we now is to find out that Savile visited the Guardian on a few occasions and the picture would be complete

  35. 35
    E Pluribus Beagle says:

    The BBC is mere weeks away from publishing holocaust denial under its own name and not indirectly through people like Atzmon. This is because the BBC is largely made up of antisemites and holocaust deniers who would happy invoke a new holocaust if they could. This isn’t even a debatable point any more. The only two questions you have to ask yourself are, when their apologists and defenders rise out of the muck, will any sane person bother to give them a hearing and how long will British subjects quietly tolerate their money going to fund this?

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    Say no to tax-dodging US corporates says:

    He said caffeine, not urine.

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    ‘JH says:
    October 16, 2012 at 8:11 am
    Tee Hee.

    ‘Payback for the towering heights of faux outrage surrounding the hacking enquiry, stretched and compounded into a 24/7 ticker-tape shriekfest in an attempt to destroy a commercial rival, co-ordinated with their print wing.’

    You’re not wrong.

    If only Armando Iannucci were DG…

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    Tuscan Tony says:

    Philip can’t seem to make up his mind whether it’s Savile or Saville in the letter – is he using your spellchecker, Guido?

  39. 39
    Spot says:

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

    Philippians 2:3

  40. 40
    Prescott Lord Pie-eater says:

    Did someone say “pie”? Where?

  41. 41
    ToonBert... says:

    He fiddled with a Cub Scout ?? FFS is nothing sacred anymore?

  42. 42
    ToonBert... says:

    In the back passage?

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    BBC are buggered says:

    At last some sign that there is recognition that the BBC are buggered.
    Only hope the investigation allows evidence from previous employees about the BBC management culture of denying bullying sexist behaviour and victimisation of whistle blowers that opens the door for the traditional BBC coverups that lead to jimmygates.
    I ate my corn flakes with relish! Dont taste great but hey I’m content.

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    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Why is there never one of those secret filming thingy’s that the Bbbc do so well when it’s the b and P, or some big wig capitalists or even the odd low level politico?

    Let’s get some of those buttonhole (or should that be butt-hole) cameras in the dark and secretive corners of our secretive and biased totalising state broadcaster and expose some of those rich champagne socialist elites.

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    Grammar School Boy says:

    Me too, however the boy has cried wolf too often with his constant bandwagon calls for a range of inquiries.

    Agreeing with either Miliband is not in my nature.

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    ToonBert... says:

    Then get rid of the Beeb :) Together with that Dick Bacon and the rest of them on the 5live talk-in progs.

  47. 47
    Blockbusters says:

    Can we just save time and sell the beeb off to Murdoch so he can turn them all into free 24hr movie channels paid for by advertising?

  48. 48
    ToonBert... says:

    Virgins? Jimmy will be turning in his grave!

  49. 49
    The BBC says:

    You celebrate now but you’ll regret it when there is no more Eastenders and Cash in the Attic.

  50. 50
    The Vatican says:

    We gave him a knighthood, do probably not

  51. 51
    Beeboid Sub-editor says:

    Don’t be silly. The BBC is quite rightly untouchable because it fulfills a vital role in educating the British public on why left-wing ideas are good and right-wing ideas are bad. Without the BBC, the public wouldn’t understand the importance of climate change, the benefits of immigration and the evils of British imperialism. Without the BBC, it is possible that a majority Conservative government might be returned, which would be a disaster for the country, if not the world, or indeed the known universe.

    That is why it is completely wrong to apply the same standards and rule to both the BBC and Sky. And anyone who asks why the BBC still needs to be paid for by a telly-tax when it’s able to go out and buy commercial ventures like Lonely Planet and makes a fortune from flogging crap shows to overseas networks should jolly well shut up!

  52. 52
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    If it is held the BBC are not fit and proper people to hold a public broadcasting licence will I get a refund for all the licence fees I have been forced to pay ?

  53. 53
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    The best program on BBC is ‘Pointless’ and that just sums them up.

  54. 54
    The Vatican says:

    What’s left of it

  55. 55
    The BBC says:

    Why do you hate us so? Have we not provided you with entertainment? Have we not employed conservatives like Clarkson, Davidson and Sissons? We are Auntie Beeb. We are the nation’s broadcaster. Love us, like we love you…

    Bunch of fucking tory bastards. Oh, shit, is the microphone still on?

  56. 56
    David Wisteria says:

    Any compensation payments to be made should include a contribution from the BBC Pension Fund .

    This is only fair and the right thing to do .

    What has happened is truly appalling .

  57. 57
    The Tabloids says:

    And he had a set of keys and a flat in the attic…

  58. 58
    michael says:

    Its gets better … according to the Catholic Herald Saville attended mass several times a week – that’s an awful lot of confessional time.

  59. 59
    Loopy Lou says:

    What the fuck has the Lonely Planet got to do with broadcasting ?

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    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Parkinson is claiming he was sexually abused on BBC premises.

  61. 61

    Media spat on R4 right now. Mehdi Hassan vs., I think, Suzanne Moore…

  62. 62
    nellnewman says:

    How can the BBC be a fit and proper broadcaster when they not only employed a man over decades that they knew had a penchant for abusing children but where they also kept putting him in charge of children’s programmes so that he could access an endless supply of innocent victims?

  63. 63
    FREDDY STARR ate my SISTER says:

    Why are my posts being blocked ?

  64. 64
    Twatson says:

    To late mate.

    Eaten it.

  65. 65
    Boycott Starbucks says:

    Did Savile have a BBC pension or was he a tax avoider like Paxman?

  66. 66
    British Buggery Corporation says:

    We do not think you will find any provision for that in the rules .

  67. 67
    St.Tone says:

    Must have been hoping for a conversion from little girls to little boys and become a good kafflik like me

  68. 68
    The Vatican says:

    Boasting. He was told to say three Hail Mary’s for the sin of pride

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    smallwit says:

    I don’t see that that’s relevant. For all we know, he may have been a deeply troubled man in the grip of urges he didn’t want and couldn’t control. He needed help. He may well have known that (his brother was convicted of a similar offence). Perhaps if circumstances had compelled him to seek it (i.e. by the Beeb forcing him to) he might have found it.

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    nellnewman says:

    hmm I suspect the beeb is going to be hit with claims from savile’s victims totalling £millions. There’ll not be any money left to refund the license fee.

  71. 71
    Alan Botney says:

    Look, Sir Jim’ll was a national treasure.

  72. 72
    Selohesra says:

    Puts me in awkward position – I dont want to jump on the Milibandwagon

  73. 73
    Steve Miliband says:

    Ed Miliband has called for an enquiry about his weetabix being soggy.

  74. 74
    nellnewman says:

    You will never be known as auntie again. forthwith you will be regarded as the Sinister Uncle Beeb.

  75. 75
    Steve Miliband says:

    On HIGNFY Ken said he was actually a company that help run cities!

  76. 76
    nellnewman says:

    LOL! When militwit finally loses the labour leadership, and he will, his lasting legacy is going to be an endless list of pointless bandwagons.

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    JH says:

    So the BBC still have Mehdi on quick dial do they.

    What a surprise.

  78. 78
    Steve Miliband says:

    With a blank piece of paper all he can do is try and trip up the government. Did Cameron text Brookes? Who gives a shit.

  79. 79
    Andy Pandy says:

    I worked for the BBC for many years and never met Jimmy Savile .

    I am completely innocent of any wrongdoing .

    Please leave my pension alone .

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    Well it's a thought says:

    So the Establishment investigating the Establishment, oh yeh!, a real and transparent justice for all, good job they can get loads of spare whitewash from the Palace of Westminster, more money for the lawyers .

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    I remember when there were public toilets in the Rhondda says:

    I have not watched BBC for nearly three years now and I can tell you it has done me no harm whatsoever .

    The only problem is that in addition to my subs to Sky the BBC are still taking an annual fee off me .

    I have tried instructing one of those no win no fee lawyers to reclaim my money but all he wants me to do is go to his doctor and say I have whiplash .

  82. 82
    Hugh Janus says:

    “Complaints about this abuse are laughed at or ignored.”

    Try substituting ‘M*slims’ for ‘Christians’ and see where that gets you – it’s instant deletion.

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    JH says:

    If by ‘help’ you mean .40 Hornady hollowpoint to the temple, I’m right with you.

    It’s regarding the perpetrator as some sort of nebulous victim that enables these fuckers, you stupid prick.

  84. 84
    Dave "Butch" Cameron says:

    On my days off I like to go round town poking ugly people with barge poles.

  85. 85
    Emu says:

    Some bloke called Rod always stuck his hand up my arse

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    misterneddy says:

    It is tricky to argue with it…..

    So the lefty bastards who prop up the corrupt and discredited BBC will not argue with it, and ignore it instead and wait for the inquiries to pronounce the BBC as “having made mistakes, which it has learned lessons from and we can draw a line under it and move on.”

    Cameron was a total fool to allow the Leveson Inquiry become a show-trial, witch-hunt against Murdoch. He should have ensured that the BBC were firmly in the cross-hairs too and now there MUST be a proper, INDEPENDENT investigation into the BBC to ascertain whether it is a fit an proper body to hold a broadcasting licence. This should not only address the issue of sexual abuse and predatory behaviour of staff, but of their blatantly sexist and ageist employment practices and their overt political bias and their complete LACK of balance or impartiality across a whole range of subjects which have a direct effect upon the fabric of this nation and the “democracy” of which we are supposed to be.

    I think that the BBC is NOT even remotely a fit and proper body to hold a broadcast licence and that they are a very dangerous propaganda outlet pushing what they consider “acceptable” thought and a view of how this country should be, which is entirely at odds with what this country has always been.

    The BBC fails every single day to adhere to it’s charter and it does so with impunity. It has been brainwashing this country for decades.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    You forgot shopping stories. The BBC is besotted with shopping.

  88. 88
    That's almost worth the licence fee says:

    ‘Fit and Proper person’ Rupe’s little lad did it, so it should be a pushover for the BBC>

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    nellnewman says:

    A solicitor acting for some of the victims said they were contacted by a further 12 victims yesterday and the Child Abuse charity said it has taken 2000 calls in last ten day specifically about abuse by savile and his mates. One wonders what the total figure will be – certainly more than the 60 victims they are currently estimating.

    the Sun says that 4 backstage members of savile’s crew have been named as part of his abuse gang. not to mention other popstars and dj’s who’ve already been named elsewhere.

    Difficult to see how the sinisterbeeb could have missed activities on this scale.

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    That would be an appalling vista. It cannot be right that these actions should go any further.

    Denning appeared on Jim’ll Fix It, apparently..

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    soapy says:

    No need for any re-tendering. Just let those who want it subscribe to it. I’m sure Sky will be able to provide consultancy services in this regard.

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    That's almost worth the licence fee says:

    Who was pulling your strings Andy?

  94. 94
    BBC says:

    We tried, but the pinhole lens got blocked up with coke.

  95. 95
    soapy says:

    Is that mozzy still head of religious broadcasting there?

  96. 96
    the poor bloody taxpayer (PBT) says:

    ………and so pay all of us!

  97. 97
    Phoney Tony B£iar says:

    No one will ever better my ‘Bloody Sunday’ enquiry for sheer waste and stupidity. It cost north of £200m and kept a lot of the legal profession profitably engaged for over 10 years. Also known as the Saville Enquiry – now there’s a name to conjure with….

  98. 98
    Socialist Dimwit Logic says:

    So if a company lose £39 million in a financial year, the fact that they do not pay tax because there was no profit to tax, is tax dodging?

  99. 99
    soapy says:

    and cooking/dancing …

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    sekwaf odiug says:

    Moderate that then who cares, any more rats to get your teeth into.

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    ToonBert... says:

    and antiques…

  102. 102
    Ghost of Gordon says:

    What a very bigoted person! Oh shit, is the microphone still on?

  103. 103
    Mark Oaten says:

    I prefer Brownies.

  104. 104
    ToonBert... says:

    Dirty bugger!

  105. 105
    Conspiracy Theorist says:

    Could be a cleverly orchestrated plan to stop us getting the licence money back!

  106. 106
    Dave "Chutney" Cameron says:

    A guy knocked on my door waving a wad of cash he said, “I’m looking to buy another chimney.”

    I said, “Put your money away, this one’s on the house.”

  107. 107
    The Golem says:

    You’re right, pretty close to reality. If liblabcon have anything to do with it, unfortunately, all this fuss will blow over.

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    soapy says:

    Well cancel the direct debit mate.

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    ToonBert... says:

    What would have been the name of the badge ?

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    sekwaf odiug says:

    That is true, most of the time JS was “most active” at the Beeb and elsewhere (1962-1990) was during Tory administrations who at the time were not exactly beyond approach , with various sex scandles.

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    Conspiracy Theorist says:

    ‘Cash in the Attic’ So that’s where the licence money’s hid!

  112. 112
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Jimmy was probably giving his Catholic confessor a few good tips on where to find under-age prey. That, or just having a good natter about a shared hobby…

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    the poor bloody taxpayer (PBT) says:

    that’s ‘public service’ for you

  114. 114
    sekwaf odiug says:

    Copying Wavey Davey are you?

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    Nullbymouth says:

    There’s a rumour Jeremy Beadle had a small hand in it…

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Buggered? Only slightly, and only for a while. Call Me Dave thinks the sun shines out of their backside, and with the rest of the establishment thinking the same way there will be multiple damage limitation exercises being undertaken now. Although we know the BBC to be an instinctively lefty bunch, the fact remains that all of our self-serving scummy politicians would be horrified at the thought of its demise. Whereas the rest of us have known for some time now that the game is well and truly up, and this state broadcaster, consuming (ie mostly wasting) £3.6bn of our money year in, year out, is long overdue for the chop.

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    misterneddy says:

    You forgot gay marriage, and people who value traditional marriage being victimised as homophobic evil bigots

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    jgm2 says:

    Starbucks lost money?

    It’s a start. For years I have have said that this recession will not be over until Starbucks goes out of business. Until we, as a nation, come to our sober senses and give it ‘Hold on a fucking minute, three quid? For a cup of coffee? In a paper cup?’

    While we still have millions of people every day who think nothing of spending three quid on a paper cup full of coffee then we have, as a nation, lost sight of the value of money.

    Starbucks are a bellwether of the consumer idiocracy that has divorced people from economic reality.

    And Apple need to go out of business too. For the same reason.

    Only then can we say that we have taken the first step on the road to recovery.

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    misterneddy says:

    There are perverts in every political party, as there are in every large organisation, from the police, to the judiciary, to the church (all major religions), to social services, to the NHS and to the BBC!

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    Hugh Janus says:

    The BBC has had one of those for many years now.

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    misterneddy says:


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    Conspiracy Theorist says:

    Think it used to be called brain washing, I think it still goes on in some places, North Korea, Iran, BBC etc…

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    legless and angry says:

    nah, a .22 dumdum subsonic round fired through his ass and out his japs eye. destroy his deviancy.

    which is what should happen to ALL guilty kid botherers

  124. 124
    Cleggy, Leader of the Limp Dumbs says:

    I am Head Bigot, and don’t you forget it.

  125. 125
    FREDDY STARR ate my SISTER says:

    Dib Dib Dob ?

  126. 126
    John Noakes ate my tortoise says:

    The BBC should have been given a final warning when they were caught rigging the Blue Peter cat name vote.

  127. 127
    Bob Jay says:

    But Yvonne’s integrity has been impugned by the very fact that she has been forced to pay for a licence fee .

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    Conspiracy Theorist says:

    It’s a pity Jimmy didn’t convert to I*lam. He’d be in 7th Heaven now with all those virgins!

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    jgm2 says:

    Interesting that it is Labour who appear to be leading the calls for an independent whitewash investigation. Nasal Ned and Harman on the radio this morning.

    I thought it a bit odd them calling for a BBC investigation since they (the BBC) are the media wing of the Labour party. But then I figured out what they were playing at. By calling for the ‘investigation’ they get a lot more say into who gets appointed to whitewash investigate. Whereas if they were caught publicly defending the BBC or actively blocking an investigation the voters might wake up to which side the BBC was on.

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    BBC Shit-Stirrers says:

    We do.

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    misterneddy says:

    That creepy uncle that nobody allows their children to be alone with.

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    Having a giraffe says:

    Self flagelation is such fun !

  133. 133
    Ross on Wye says:

    And closed down when their top talent made malicious phone calls to pensioners and broacast them on air.

  134. 134
    Conspiracy Theorist says:

    Salmond to axe BBC, in that case can I vote for ‘independence’ too?

  135. 135
    Des 2.2 from Captetown says:

    I for one find the constant showing of Savile’s mugshot on this site deeply offensive .

    Can you black it out or something Mr Guidedog ?

  136. 136
    The Armourer says:

    A standard 9mm would do.

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    Captn P says:

    A circular firing squad tag?

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    jgm2 says:

    The NHS is also on the hook. Apparently there are allegations that he was abusing kids at Stoke Mandeville hospital too.

    So much for the wonderful NHS. Did nobody raise any concerns at the hospital? None of the parents? None of the kids mention anything to any of the nurses?


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    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Excellent, this has made my day, the lefty BBC scum are about to get theirs. Typical programme last night, story attacking the Government, Labour MP scumbag invited on to criticise, no alternative view, we’re not biased claims BBC!

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    ITV’s Tom Bradby has got his nose well up Ed Millionairebands arse. Bradby has got some crap show, aired last night. Millionaireband was allowed to waffle on, and on, and on. Then the BBC showed clips this morning.
    Is this some kind of media favouritism towards Millionaireband, for his promotion to the public. Somewhat blatant!

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    misterneddy says:

    Another victim, a former child actor, claimed that the abuse of children was endemic and systematic.

    Now what was it that the lefties and BBC loved reporting endlessly about the police? That racism was systemic, institutionalised and endemic?

    The BBC IS institutionally abusive to children and women. CLOSE IT DOWN!

    Murdoch had the balls to close the News of the World!

    Who has the balls to close down the BBC?

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    England says:

    Fuck off, you in-bred psycho. This is England.

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    DeludEd says:

    Police have been asked to slow down all bandwagons long enough for me to climb aboard.

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    Ed Richards was previously a Senior Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair and before that Controller of Corporate Strategy at the BBC. He has also worked in consulting at London Economics Ltd, and as an advisor to Gordon Brown.

    Well, that fills you with confidence doesn’t it?

  146. 146
    jgm2 says:

    Simply stop paying them.

    It’s time The Sun put out a simple instructional DVD such as we see linked on here from time to time. Remove their ‘implied right of access’, refuse to self-incriminate. Tell ‘em to fuck off.

    Starve the beast.

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    nellnewman says:

    Yes closing it down and selling it off is the only option . SinisterUncleBeeb is no longer a credible broadcaster.

    It is now exposed as riddled with sex abuse and hopelessly outdated leftwing ideas that have more in common with Russian TV.

    Selling it off would put some useful money into the Treasury coffers and save us all the annual license fee.

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    Schrödinger's tat says:

    Figures within the BBC have admitted that a conscious decision was made to side with the AGW nutters, and that the ‘science was settled’.That is no way for an independent, impartial broadcaster to be behave.

  149. 149
    jgm2 says:

    Ed Richards is obviously (through no fault of his own) unable to come to an unbiased decision and will have to excuse himself from deciding whether or not to investigate the BBC.

  150. 150
    let justice be done says:

    Is that McKinnon bloke on the plane yet?

    If not why not?

    If he had been a Muslim he would not have been allowed on the bandwagon.

  151. 151
    Noddy says:

    Many years ago I worked for the BBC alongside a very good friend of mine called Golly .

    Now Golly was and still is a very fine fellow . One day the BBC contacted me and pointed out that Golly’s skin colour was a little different . They said if I did not drop him straight away they would cancel all their contracts with me .

    This is an example of the BBC in action .

  152. 152
    jgm2 says:

    A rope. Less mess and more environmentally friendly.

  153. 153
    Anonymous says:

    So it’s a socialist tw&t versus a socialist tw&t? Think I’ll pass.

  154. 154
    jgm2 says:

    Or, to do a proper job, they could send us all a share certificate in the BBC – since we all own it after all. Then we could keep them or sell them as we saw fit.

    Why should the treasury get the money? It’s mine. I paid for it. Send me my fucking share certificate.

  155. 155
    Funambulist says:

    Didn’t George Orwell have his former employer in mind when he created his all-seeing Big Brother character?

    BBC = Big Brother Corporation.

  156. 156
    NHS assistant sub-middle manager says:

    I think you’ll find that one or two of the nurses said to the children “pretend you’re asleep and the nasty man will go away”. So that’s the NHS off the hook, then: proof we did everything possible to protect patients.

  157. 157
    Gonk says:

    Cricket bat

  158. 158
    Well it's a thought says:

    The braindead are waiting for the 40th anniversary of Emmerdale farm party to start off as per advertised on the BBC, anymore info given to these plebs would be too much for their single brain cell.

  159. 159
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Yes and they would be both sexes and 6 years old!

  160. 160
  161. 161
    Padre Pederastia says:

    Jimmy was a source of vision and inspiration.

  162. 162
    smoggie says:

    Starbucks are not losing money. Revenue is being syphoned off through intercompany agreements to mother companies in lower tax regimes. For example Starbucks UK pays exorbitant royalties for the use of the Starbucks name. This is where the taxman should be doing his job and stopping this fiddle.

  163. 163

    Could you explain this strange word fault, jgm2?

    I have my BBC Dictionary here and it has fatwa and fauna but nothing in between.

  164. 164
    The Tosser in No 10 says:

    But I desperately want you to BELIEVE in the Global Warning Scam! Where will me and my mates be if you start to question all that the BBC pours money in to tell you??

  165. 165
    Funambulist says:

    The News of the World got vilified for merely *reporting* the kind of abusive and illegal activities that were actually *carried out* by protected members of the BBC.

    IOW wicked to wag a finger at such activities, perfectly acceptable to indulge in same activities on a daily basis!

  166. 166
    3rd Fucking Way Bliar says:

    He certainly gave me ideas

  167. 167
    jgm2 says:

    So they’re only pretending to lose money?

    We’ll be running deficits for a long time yet in that case.

  168. 168
    Gonk says:

    Alex Salmond has declared his intention to replace the BBC with a new public service broadcaster that is even more devoted to grovelling and publicising
    the wonderful pronouncements of the new King ‘fat head’ Alex of Scotland.

  169. 169
    A Muzzo says:

    Nah – stones – cheap and can be re-used

  170. 170
  171. 171
    cookie duster says:

    I chillax by poking beavers with my bargepole

  172. 172
    David B says:

    Sauce for the goose and all that. The BBC were very quick to report it when Sky were reported, why are they not leading the news with this?

  173. 173
    Grollace says:

    When for that matter, ladies and gentlemen did a cigar smoker NOT ablate a whole nation?

  174. 174
    The BBC says:

    Jimmy Savile was then. Which famous tv presenter might we be covering up now?

  175. 175
    jgm2 says:

    Churchill. Although he was rather hard on the Germans.

  176. 176
    Anonymous says:

    At Last!! Auntie lost the plot thirty years ago when it became the biased broadcasting company

  177. 177
    vermin supreme says:

  178. 178
  179. 179
    Gonk says:

    And guarantees on electrical items

  180. 180
    Mandy's right hand man says:

    Time for a reality check. The BBC is going nowhere, nor is this proposed enquiry. Christ, if every 70s broadcaster had pulled every programme with known deviants in it there’d have been nothing left.

  181. 181
    jgm2 says:

    Hollande got what he wanted. He got to be in charge. Sure he had to promise the impossible along with a little class war and was probably (but not definitely) sure that it had no hope of working.

    But look at him now. Swaggering around the Elysee Palace, top of the world.

    And, to him, that’s all that matters.

    Brown and Miliband (and Balls) are exactly the same. They don’t give a fuck what they have to say to get elected. It doesn’t matter that 50% tax will mean less tax revenue in total. It’s all about manoeuvring yourself into power. And staying there. Power for its own sake. And if you have to completely fuck the economy and ignite a class war to get there then that is just what will have to be done.

    The c*unts, quite literally, don’t give a fuck about anything other than strutting about the place, being ‘in charge’.

  182. 182
    Oh bugger, I deleted all my cookies AGAIN. says:

    A poorly written, ungrammatical and badly punctuated letter.
    C- for English.

  183. 183
    the furry fish says:

    I think that is the point.

  184. 184
    Helpful says:

    If OFTEL says that there is no need for an inquiry into whether BBC is a fit and proper organisation is it possbile for that decision to be subject to Judicial Review?

    If they say no to the inquiry, if would be interesting to have their process and emails in the public domain.

  185. 185
    jgm2 says:

    That’s what they said about the News of The World.

    Murdoch should keep kicking the fuckers. And so should we. The bedwetters never miss an opportunity to dismiss the Daily Mail as the Daily Hate or the Daily Na*z*i. Now we have the fuckers over a barrel. The BBC, instead of the cuddly ‘Auntie Beeb’ should become associated with ‘Creepy Uncle Beeb’.

    Anybody who isn’t banned from CiF should be over there swooning about how wrong it is that taxpayers are subsidizing an institutionally p*a*e*d*o-enabling organisation and demanding its closure.

  186. 186

    When it turned out that sculptor Eric Gill had been indulging in his children and dog, the BBC – and much of the art world and the church – flapped round declaring that a man’s work had to be viewed separately from his rotten personal behaviour.

    The BBC left the statue of Prospero and Ariel in place instead of removing them to a quiet museum. As artworks they still are valid – I’m not disputing the technical mastery – but the public display on BBC premises sent the clear message nation unto nation “We don’t care if you bugger children, it doesn’t bother us, in fact, it’s a perk of the job”.

    Had the statue been removed at the time, along with a clear public statement that they weren’t at home to child abusers, some people might have found it easier to speak out then.

  187. 187
    MB. says:

    “phone hacking is the template put together by the BBC itself”

    Not sure what that is supposed to mean? The BBC were one of those who exposed phone hacking in most of the media but don’t seem to have been implicated themselves. Presumably you think that revenge is needed against the BBC for exposing illegal activities.

  188. 188
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Reminds me of Gordon and his ‘Cobra’ meetings. He must have felt so important.

  189. 189
    or something like that... says:

    Would paying a licence fee make one complicit in the perpetration of criminal activity?

  190. 190
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Phone hacking should be legalised. If you are too fucking stupid to leave your voicemail PIN on factory settings then you deserve to have your voicemail accessed.

  191. 191
    nigelforengland says:

    When the Andy Gray/Richard Keys thing blew up on Sky Sports, they got rid of them double quick. So there really is no way the BBC can ever criticise Sky again.

  192. 192
    nigelforengland says:

    Serious point and it would affect people I know who worked there, if it is shutdown (and I pray it is) how would it affect ongoing pension liabilities?

  193. 193
    rather interesting... says:

  194. 194
    nigelforengland says:

    Funny enough I heard rumours about one of the current ones several years ago, and his antipodean mate too.

  195. 195
    Spode says:

    Philip Davies is the exception that proves the rule — an excellent fellow!

  196. 196
    jgm2 says:

    Aye. A ‘Cobra’ meeting for an isolated Foot and Mouth outbreak. An outbreak contained because the farmer spotted it and reported it an a timely fashion. And then got charged as the source of the outbreak for his troubles. When it turned out to have leaked form a government laboratory that had had its funding slashed by the Maximum Imbecile.

    It was the very first week of his idiot premiership if I recall correctly.

    The other classic was when oil pr*ices soared and, rather than cutting fuel taxes, he hopped on a plane to Saudi to demand that they produce more oil and sell it cheaper. Like he was some latter day Palmerston threatening to send a gunboat to bombard the Fuzzy-wuzzies.

    A world-class jackass. And the Labour party put him in charge of the economy. And, just as the wheels were falling off that, elevated him to PM.

  197. 197
    Spode says:

    Er …

    Tory 1962-4
    Labour 1964-70
    Tory 1970-4
    Labour 1974-9
    Tory 1979 >

  198. 198
    jgm2 says:

    how would it affect ongoing pension liabilities?

    They’ll stop increasing.

  199. 199
    Jake the peg says:

    T’was my extra leg deeedleeedledum

  200. 200
    A hard Pressed TV Tax Payer says:

    + 45M

  201. 201
    Wuss and Johnafon says:

    Hey calm down man we’d had a load of coke! We didn’t mean owt

  202. 202
    Anonymous says:

    Bash the Beeb all you like but when it comes to the assessment of who behaved in a fit and proper way when considering Sir Jimmy Saville the list of those who preferred not to look would stretch a very long way. I am old enough, and honest enough, to admit that I always knew there was something not right but something held me and others back from openly challenging him. How many times did the police interview him?

  203. 203
    Vic Reeves says:

    Get that John Lesley away from my wife!

  204. 204
    Al-Beeb's Biased Views says:

    Don’t be silly of course not…..its what we don’t do & never will,

    as its not in our DNA

  205. 205
    pissed off voter says:

    long overdue, but how reliable are Ofcom – ref fees office, fsa, pcc, hol, etc.

  206. 206
    The Chambers Spokesperson says:

    Interesting Question perhaps for the Supreme Court to Rule on…..

    it would most certainly be the case in the State’s with a class action

  207. 207
    fuck the bbc says:

    No the template referred to is for creating a hue and cry before evidence has been considered and keeping a topic at the forefront of the news endlessly despite its relatively low importance – looking forward to watching this run and run

  208. 208
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    After his little trip to Africa he is probably hoping those French hostages do not turn up in body bags .

    Last week he was talking about LIcence fees for second homes . Today that is off the agenda .

    His views on the legalisation of Cannabis are changing a bit . Under him you will be able to smoke the stuff and not be prosecuted .

    The guy is a complete waste of space .

    Sarkozy is 10 times more efficient but upset too many people with his manner.

    I think a lot of people voted Hollande because he is weak and easily manipulated .

    They thought he would inflate away their debts which might still happen with its usual consequences .

  209. 209
    Anon & Anon says:

    You ommitted 24/7 output on all channels How nasty the Nasty Party

    really is BUT continuous great wonderful reports for ZanuLieLabor

    and their 13 years reign of terror never happened…..

  210. 210
    An I T V spokesperson says:

    Most certainly we agree……

    look at all of lovely ad revenue between the crap…..

  211. 211
    One Nation Shall Speak Unto One Nation says:

    Auntie, you are now way past your sell-by date.

    Myopic, increasingly deaf, biased and prone to bed-wetting. Overpaid BBC amateurish “talent” and a pretend, corporate culture of we-know-best.

    Children In Need? Yeah, right.

    BBC = better by closure

  212. 212
    who why what where when says:

    Shame. I used to respect Bradby as a decent hack.

  213. 213
    Laughing hangman says:

    It’s all Sues fault!

  214. 214
    Laughing hangman says:

    Then have him dug up and dump him at sea

  215. 215
    Gonk says:

    Suzanne Moore was hatched from the gusset of Germaine Greer and brought up
    by an idiot in the caves of the Welsh Marches. Some people should have a government
    health warning attached before broadcasting. After all you wouldn’t interview a rabid shrew on live radio would you ?

  216. 216
    Naked from the waist down in the Blue Pedo Garden says:

    modbot revision:
    The high regard we hold for Russell T. Davies by virtue of his superb g.ay scene drama ‘Q.ueer as Folk’ (which was about a man who brazenly pursued an underaged boy), is something we remain proudly defiant about. That we then furthered his career towards becoming the ’15th most powerful media player’ by employing him for screenwriting children’s tv progs and then, in celebratory fashion, allowing him to turn (by innovatively sexualising the lead characters) another children’s sci-fi drama into a far more edgy and ground-breaking production for ‘young adults’, can be completely disregarded in investigations into any alleged institutionalised cover-up on the part of the progressive BBC.

  217. 217
    Mike Oxonfire says:

    We regret it now but we’ll celebrate when there is no more Eastenders and Cash in the Attic.


  218. 218
    Jimmy says:

    Only one party would put someone on the CMS who thinks the Beeb needs a licence.

  219. 219
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I can assure you there are no perverts in the Liberal Democrat Party. Our vetting system would not allow it. Jahbulon.

  220. 220
    Gary Glitter's Skitters says:

    The BBC cannot investigate its self. It is absurd to think that they can be truly objective and honest

  221. 221
    Jeremy Thorpe, Mark Oaten says:

    Well said Handy.

  222. 222
    Parasites@BBC says:

    I personally would not believe what the BBC says. Expect lies and cover ups. I am personally fed up with the BBC parasites.

  223. 223
    blub says:

    No. If the PBC play dead and keep quiet the polis might not find the hole in the wall – especially if they’re not looking too hard. External pressure ftw.

  224. 224
    blub says:

    Yes, and them all covering for each other to prevent mutually assured exposure is why nothing gets done about it.

  225. 225
    33° Grand Inspector General says:

  226. 226
    sumbloke says:

    Good riddance BBC.

  227. 227
    petethepedant says:

    I think the word you meant is Reproach sec.

  228. 228
    petethepedant says:

    Sorry sek.

  229. 229
    Rupert backs the beeb says:

    No it was just outside the front gate.

  230. 230
    Fatty Pickles says:

    Just my fucking luck.

  231. 231
    Jeremy thorpe says:

    Bite yer pillow.

  232. 232
    Rupert my Hero says:

    Does any one expect something different from a Left Wing bunch of Shirt Lifters.

  233. 233
  234. 234

    Maybe even the truth about Scotland can be brought out into the open from the Biased Broadcasting Company.All the lies redressed,now that we would be best for all seekers of independence and truth seekers also.

  235. 235
    Selling coals to Newcastle says:

    No bottled fucking water is the height of consumer idiocy. I can see the point in some parts of the world but we have perfectly fine drinking water here. What a loads of pretentious wank.

  236. 236
    Wanna be in my gang says:

    So why dont they seperate Gary Glitters music from his personal behaviour ?

  237. 237
    lojolondon says:

    On the Jimmy Saville story – dropped right off the BBC front page, I see – howcome Eric Joyce is escaping so lightly for shagging schoolgirls, in this week of all weeks?? You would expect the Tories to be all over that and asking Harperson amongst others to explain the Liebour position on that situation. Dead silence from the BeeB, of course, as they focus on a guy who may have sworn at a cop. WHICH offence, by the way, THEY made legal!

  238. 238
    Tiger Tiger says:

    How large a share will he and his pals own? There’ll be very little criticism of the SNP on that channel!

  239. 239
    Tiger Tiger says:

    No more virgins. Scholars now think the original meaning was grapes or raisins. Perhaps the virgins were waiting so long they got a bit wrinkled!

  240. 240
    Tiger Tiger says:

    Probably they feel most at home in the BBC.

  241. 241
    Tiger Tiger says:

    Yes, it’ll probably turn into another cover-up, and an increase in the licence fee. Or should that be ‘license fee’ to promote state sponsored licentiousness?

  242. 242
    Tiger Tiger says:

    There’ll probably be enough left to wine and dine the right politicians to ensure that nothing happens.

  243. 243
    Tiger Tiger says:


  244. 244
    Tiger Tiger says:

    He did preside over the dissolution of the British Empire, although it may not have been his intention to do so.

  245. 245
    Tiger Tiger says:

    A perk of the job, or a part of the job? Evil is institutionalised at the BBC, because it is an evil institution.

  246. 246
    Anonymous says:

    It certainly is time for the BBC to be investigated. I choose to buy products from Rupert Murdoch. The state take money from me for the BBC licence and currently their gross behaviour is not something I want to subsrcibe to. A choice would be nice !

    Ritually humiliating a Publishing giant like Rupert Murdoch at Leeveson
    was particularly cringing. Still we will not do that to Auntie BBC no matter
    what her crimes. ACTUALLY WE SHOULD

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