Chicken Tories Dodge Migration Accountability

One of the many, many upsides for the Tories of Corbynmania and Labour’s complete absence of opposition is that they can now just stick two fingers up at accountability:

Weak.

No. 10 is also expected to announce details of the latest list of cronies and donors to be bunged peerages this afternoon as well. Probably not a coincidence that TfL have chosen today to announce that they are backing down to the union bullyboys over all night tubes, either. A good day to bury bad news, not so good for holding power to account…

MPs Swamped By BBC Lobbying Effort

Surely the BBC would not be so silly as to orchestrate an attempted mass lobbying effort of MPs ahead of the coming battle for its future? This identical email has been sent to a number of MPs from a number of constituents today:

Hi,

I think it’s vital we have a strong and independent BBC. I don’t want to see its funding cut or independence compromised.

I’ve taken some time to fill in the government’s BBC Charter Review public consultation. I’ve included my responses below for you to see.

Please do everything in your power to protect our BBC.

Thanks

Beeb-sceptic Tories suspect a put up job. Whoever is responsible, any campaigner worth his salt knows no MP pays attention to annoying mass emails…

Sign Up For Guido’s New Breaking News Alerts

For those who have signed up to Guido’s new Whatsapp breaking news alert service, do not fear if you have yet to receive anything, we will start the service later this week. For those who haven’t yet signed up…

Guido is trialling a new breaking news alert service, where subscribers can have the biggest stories sent straight to their phone as soon as they break, via Whatsapp. This won’t be like some “breaking news” apps, which send you half hour-old news, news will come to your phone as soon as it happens. We won’t spam you either, subscribers will only be sent alerts for the major stories they need to know immediately. What’s more, it is completely free…

The sign up process is simple, Whatsapp users put their name and number in the box below:

You will then receive a text message. Simply add Guido as a contact, open Whatsapp and send us the word ‘JOIN’ to confirm your subscription. We won’t share your number and you can unsubscribe at any time by messaging ‘STOP’.

If enough people find the service useful, Guido will continue it beyond the summer. Sign up to stay in the hyperloop…

BBC: People Can’t Live Without the BBC

BBC TELLY

A “deprivation study” in which  people agreed not to use BBC services for nine days has found that people can’t live without the BBC. The study was commissioned by and funded by the BBC…

According to the study, which was more of a focus group, more than two-thirds of people who were originally against paying the license fee had a Damascene conversion during their BBC cold turkey and now support the telly tax. One convert described life without the BBC as “absolutely dreadful, just awful” and would now “probably willingly pay even more“, while another confessed it was “shocking” how much she watched BBC programmes and she had “just took it for granted“.

In other news a study commissioned by rival broadcaster NKTV in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has found a 100% satisfaction level with the supreme leader…

The New Adventures of Murnaghan

Dermot is back on our screens after his summer jollies, and the over-worked video monkeys at Sky News have treated us to this bonkers advert for his Sunday morning show:

Well Superman was a journalist…

BBC World News Broke Broadcast Rules by Running Green Propaganda

bbc green

BBC World News has systematically been accepting ready made green propaganda programmes that were given to them for free or for negligible cost. They then ran the content as current affairs programming without telling their audience.

The shocking revelation are made in an Ofcom report that shows BBC World News consistently broke broadcast rules. The offending shows include:

Taking the Credit – a programme about carbon trading that was produced a funded by a third party. BBC World News ran it in the run up to the Copenhagen climate change summit. Ofcom found it broke Rule 9.1 of the broadcasting code prohibiting of the sponsorship of current affairs programming.

Burning Bush and  REDD Alert – programmes with considerable emphasis on climate change and the potential role of the the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD) might play in combating it. REDD funded both programmes. Ofcom found it broke three rules concerning the sponsorship of news and current affairs programmes.

Conservation from Chaos – a show was funded by the United Nations Environment Programme the United Nations Development Programme that again plugged the UN’s REDD Programme. Ofcom found it breached three rules concerning the sponsorship of news and current affairs programmes.

 Hard Rain 1 and Hard Rain 2 – both programmes examining the apparent plight of the Pacific state of Kiribati in the face off climate change were funded by the United Nations Development Programme. Ofcom found it breached three broadcast rules concerning the sponsorship of news and current affairs programmes.

The BBC are covering the release of the Ofcom report by highlighting that it criticised ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent for misleading viewers about a stunt dog… Imagine the outrage of these shows had been sponsored by an oil company…

Telegraph Call Amazon CEO a Bozo

bozo telegraph

The url for the Telegraph’s interview with the founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos contains an unfortunate error. It misspells his name Bozos…

Webster’s Dictionary

bozo: a stupid or foolish person

A mosaic of information, as Sir Brian Henry Leveson might say…

Gordon Prowls

BBC cameraman Neil MacIntosh is the hero of the day tracking a prowling Gordon Brown. Shorter speech: “Anyone But Corbyn!”

Congratulations to the Newly Weds, Mr & Mrs Neil

Congratulations…[…]

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Guardian Endorses Cooper: Readers React

The Guardian comes out for Cooper:

“The brute lesson of May is that Labour cannot get there without first winning back significant numbers of Tory voters. Mr Corbyn will not do that. Those searching for an election winner must

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Dan Hodges’ Labour Leadership Journey in Full

Dan Hodges has had more flip flops in the Labour leadership race than an Ibiza beach rave:

June 9: “Will Labour choose a Tony Blair or a Neil Kinnock? Liz Kendall is Toni Blair. Young. Tough. Single-minded. Kendall has

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Great Corrections and Clarifications of Our Time

Guido is not one to pontificate, but…

Forgive them, Father…[…]

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Quote of the Day

The Indy’s Readers’ Liaison Assistant apologises for Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s column on “British Jews“:

“The third point is slightly more embarrassing – you are quite right that Ken Loach is not Jewish. Ms Brown was in fact referring to Mike Leigh. I can only apologise for this rather mortifying blunder, and I am grateful to you for bringing it to our attention.”

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