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Cuts ahead for BBC Pravda but no where near enough.

Lord Carter proposes BBC Pravda cuts....The BBC will be forced to give up some of its £3.6 billion public funding in a massive shake-up of the licence fee, it was claimed today.

Technology minister Lord Carter is to propose "top slicing" the BBC's budget by up to £130 million to help under-pressure ITV and other programme makers, the Sunday Telegraph said.

His White Paper - to be presented to Cabinet on Tuesday - could also call for Channel 4 to receive financial support through a partnership with BBC Worldwide, the corporation's lucrative commercial arm.

Under the reported proposals, up to £100 million of the BBC's funding could be used to pay independent companies to make regional news programmes for ITV.

And another £30 million of licence fee money could be made available for producers to make current affairs documentaries to be viewed either on television or on the internet.

The Telegraph said Ben Bradshaw, the newly-appointed Culture Secretary, held a meeting with senior BBC executives in the last few days to discuss the proposals.

A spokesman for the Department of Culture, media and Sport declined to comment but confirmed the long-awaited report would be put to ministers this week.

The BBC was unavailable for comment. But last month Sir Michael Lyons, chairman of the BBC Trust, said the licence fee should be used to pay only for BBC-related content.

He said: "People would do well to remember that licence fee payers give us their money in good faith, believing it will be spent on BBC services and content.

"To suddenly tell them midway through the settlement that their money is being siphoned off, as some have suggested it should be, would be more than an act of bad faith, it would be tantamount to breaking a contract."

So breaking a contract is it, well as a taxpayer I am not happy with the BBC employing fawning little shits like toenails to rim Gordon Brown's ring every time he appears on the telly.

Besides the telly tax that we have to pay, or face huge fines/jail has already gone up as this shows. Sadly most of us are not MP's who can claim the fee back on expenses.

A fee that has been shown to be based on dubious information.
A victory has been achieved in the fight against the disgracefully threatening letters sent by the BBC's TV Licensing arm. The company responsible for sending the letters, Proximity London, was fired by the BBC on Friday after it was found that millions of letters contained false statistics.
If the BBC claims it is so good with public money then why does it piss away some £100,000 a year on chauffeur driven cars to ferry its top two executives a few miles to work?
" A spokesman said: ‘Mark Thompson and Mark Byford do not have cars drive them to work from their homes, which are outside London. They take the train and are collected from the station.

‘They are working on the train and continue to work in the car. As the most senior figures in a global media organisation, the confidential or sensitive nature of some of their phonecalls or communication mean it would not be possible for them to take public transport or taxis.’

The two cars and drivers are also available for other executives when Thompson or Byford are not using them.
So this pair of overpaid cuntmonkeys believe that the smelly unwashed plebs can not listen in on their oh so fucking vital whitterings on Twitter or yappings on the mobile.

But then BBC comrades have issued orders to lay off Comrade Brown, as Peter Knowles said.
The BBC was at the centre of a political bias row last night over claims a senior executive told reporters to ‘go easy’ on the Labour Government now it is lagging behind the Tories in the polls.

According to a well-placed source, the man in charge of BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today In Parliament told his staff that it was right to be ‘aggressive’ when things were going well for the Government but not when it was in trouble.
Plus social engineering with the black Friar Tuck

Oh and the BBC's rather impartial reporting of President O'Bambi. Especially with ex-Grauniad reporter and now BBC Pravda drone Anita Anand wearing an O'Bambi hat.

But there is still more, how about the public funded BBC mocking the very people who fund them losing their jobs! BBC mock M&S job losses.

That would be the BBC that fixes competitions, like this oh and the by now infamous Blue Peter competition fix. Then has to explain the concept of honesty by sending its staff on a mandatory new training programme to teach honesty to BBC staff: link.

That would be the same BBC that has failed to promote proper debate on major political issues because of the inherent liberal culture of its staff, a report commissioned by the corporation has concluded: link

That would be the same BBC that employs people from terrorist channel Al Jazeera...link who also apologized to the Taliban terriorist scumfucks: link

That would be the same BBC that claims terrorists are an urban myth created by the jews and JW Bush...link

BBC offers aid and moral support to Taliban terrorists, claim that no army is as mobile as them: Link

That would be the same BBC that lies about casualty figures in the Lebanon: Link as well as fawning support for Palestinian terrorist scum: link

That would be the same BBC who went to court to suppress the Balen Report on BBC bias with regards their coverage of the middle east. Some bits on the report the BBC don't want us to read re the Balen report into BBC bias on Israel:honest reporting andpress gazette and wikipedia andguardian

Oh and the same BBC that denies a pro EU Bias and yet has accepted loans from the EU and for some unknown reason can not see this as a conflict of interest: BBC taking the 30 pieces of silver from the EU as the Times reported:

THE BBC last night faced accusations of pro-Brussels bias as it was revealed that the corporation had taken out £141m in “soft” loans from the European Union.

The broadcaster has taken out three separate low interest loans from the EU-backed European Investment Bank (EIB) to fund the expansion of its growing commercial empire.

It also emerged that the BBC has received grants from the EU worth £1.4m over the past five years.

The Brussels deals raise awkward questions for the corporation about its coverage of European affairs and its burgeoning profit-making arm whose interests extend to property, publishing and the internet.

The details of the loans and grants stretching back six years emerged in a letter written by Zarin Patel, the BBC’s finance director, to Bob Spink, a Conservative MP.

The first £66m loan in 2003 was used to fund “the fit-out” of a new building in the BBC’s Media Village development in west London, which was later sold for a profit. The second loan for £25m and the third for £50m were made to BBC Worldwide, the corporation’s profit-making arm, to pay for the acquisition of overseas rights to programmes made by the BBC in the UK.

The EIB has described itself as “an autonomous body set up to finance capital investment furthering European integration by promoting EU policies”.

So how having taken EU money can they then expose the bad points about the EU? Conflict of intrest methinks.
And who tried to infer that 9/11 was America's fault.

That would be the same BBC that after deciding to slash thousands of jobs wasted £120,000 on "free" food and drinks for 4000 BBC staff. Oh thats free food and drinks all paid for from the license tax: link

Oh and statues to its own vanity:

The BBC was embarrassed last night by e-mails that showed it "invented" a justification for spending £60,000 of licence payers’ money commissioning a Tracey Emin sculpture.

Emin's Roman Standard sculpture of a bird on a post was bought by the BBC at a time when Mark Thompson, its director-general, was announcing big cost cuts.

That would be the same BBC who took terrorists paintballing - From Biased BBC - BBC "took terrorist trainers paintballing"

Also they are selective in what "bad news" they publish

A laptop and several memory sticks containing personal information about children and their families has been stolen from a vehicle involved with the production of a BBC TV programme.

The information included names, addresses and mobile phone numbers of children, and dates when families were planning to go on holiday.

A little tune on the license tax seb.hunt

A parody with more than a grain of truth in it:sodall

That would be the same BBC who ban on the word faggot in the Pogues song Fairytale of New York, as detailed on their website here. Then about 24 hours later they climbed down and decided that the word faggot was okay again. A humiliating climbdown.

The BBC not worth a bent copper coin of taxpayers money.

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