Why does the BBC continue with the pretence that it is a non-partisan, unbiased public service broadcaster?
It has a general bias toward the British government of the day (inevitable when it relies on them for its funding) and a natural bias toward left wing politics on account of the amount of bearded hippies and university drop-outs it employs. When you have a nominally left-wing Liebour government in power at Westminster, a nominally left-wing Plaid/Liebour coalition in Cardiff and a far left SNP government in power in Edinburgh, the BBC collectively creams itself over the number of left-leaning bandwagons it can hop onto.
The BBC has long been a proponent of a socialist federal European superstate – a natural position for an organisation that’s institutionally socialist (a far worse accusation than institutional ageism, sexism or racism for most right thinking people). But is there more to it?
A story in the Sunday Times yesterday reveals that the BBC has received £141m in loans from an EU sockpuppet, the European Investment Bank (EIB). The EIB is an EU-backed bank that gives below-commercial rate loans to qualifying borrowers. What do you have to do to qualify for one of these cheap loans? The EIB has this to say of itself:
[…] an autonomous body set up to finance capital investment furthering European integration by promoting EU policies
The loans have been made to BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm, over a period of 6 years. BBC Worldwide isn’t responsible for public service broadcasting but is still part of the corporation.
The public service broadcasting part of the BBC – the “customer-facing” bit that’s paid for by the taxpayer – had received £1.4m in grants from the EU propaganda fund over the last 3 years.
Bizarrely, one £25m loan was taken out to buy wordwide distribution rights from itself.