Friday, April 03, 2009

Martyr Me

Martyr To The BBC
I have just listened to the BBC`s coverage of the hot air fest that is the G20 with open mouthed astonishment . One gets accustomed to a certain “Progressive “ bias and I have long ceased to get unduly excited but this was quite bizarre . We swept over to the Chinese correspondent who gushed in that BBC self important way about the sleeping giant awakening and then he said they are putting in $40 billion . The GDP of China last year was $7.8 trillion so a proper assessment was surely that China had hardly bothered to put in the minimum to justify any smiling photo ops at all , a disaster ? Not according to the BBC.
Then we whisked off to see the “First Lady “ making a speech a out strong young women at some girls school , the sort of thing local Papers live on , but OMG , this was something amazing , said the BBC . What did they expect , a lap dance ?
Even the BBC hinted that control, of tax havens might need a detailed look , ( ie failure and thank god ) and hidden, almost imperceptibly, in the amazingly amazing awe ,was the fact that the “ Fiscal Stimulus” was modest, as people like us , did not have any money .
John Redwood puts it well ,“No great harm will have been done. The G20 will not save the world, but it shouldn’t make the situation any worse.” I think we will have a to wait while to get a perspective but the BBC has failed woefully to make a start . When they get over their teenage girly screams they will remember the real world . In that world the problem as Daniel Hannan said is that Gordon Brown has run out of our money. Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, has said so. The IMF has said so. The European Commission has said so. The OECD has been repeatedly warning the UK that this day would come for more than 6 years. Dale thinks we are headed IMF=wards and I cannot help but notice that many of desperately mendacious international debt comparisons were dragged into the fray the last time Labour bankrupted Britain.

Martyred By The Authoritarian Left.
News that knocks the worlds petty problems into cocked hat, is that in 'Sunny Hundal' has banned me from Liberal Conspiracy ! When I spotted that he thought Lloyds Bank and Lloyds of London were the same thing I began to wonder if he would live long past thirty…..unfortunately he appears in rude health
Its been an interesting experience “Trolling “ there .The site has some really good writers .Sunder Katwala , Unity , Matt GB , Aaron and John B are all great value and there are more . It is tragic irony , that Sunny Hundal is …well how shall we put this.….. .A colleague at work coaches a football team and he says there comes a time when you have to say ,in a kindly way, to a young hopeful, “ Have you thought about tennis ….?”. If the embarrassingly semi literate Sunny thinks he is going to be a writer a close friend ought to whisper , ”Have you thought about …something else ?”.
Fortunately the people worth reading have their own blogs which I will pick up as I go along


it's either banned or compulsory said...

I heard Brown use the words " collective security " and switched off the radio.

Newmania said...

What next ,"State of Emergency"?

Letters From A Tory said...

Sunny certainly got a good verbal beating for his pathetic whimpering about the G20 protests, but sadly some people still take him seriously.

Newmania said...

Dunno why LFAT .Is ten years at your mums monging around talking about yourself a qualification for anyhthing except live organ donation?

I think not

Bill Quango MP said...

That's not very liberal of him. Different branches of the same tree, offering shade to the many under the protective canopy and so forth.

Ultimately its a bit like being banned from ITV. It can sometimes be entertaining, but you're never going to learn anything.

Newmania said...

Very true BQ and I have noticed that I have become even more ignorant than I was .( A tall order )

Auntie Flo' said...

Hannan was brilliant until he boobed over the NHS. Oooouch. Why'd you say that, Dan?

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