Opinion – Meet the invisibles – the wealthy and powerful at the heart of the Tory party | Polly Toynbee | Comment is free | The Guardian

British journalist and writer Polly Toynbee, p...

British journalist and writer Polly Toynbee, pictured at the “National Poverty Hearing” at Westminster; December 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a powerful, must-read article by Polly Toynbee in the Guardian. Check it out!

via Meet the invisibles – the wealthy and powerful at the heart of the Tory party | Polly Toynbee | Comment is free | The Guardian.

Personally, I have never agreed with Polly Toynbee’s opinions nor her politics. She always seems to start with the conclusion and then looks for evidence to pad the argument. For me, this is undeclared bias and a sign of weakness in a journalist.

The article deliberately tries to paint the Tories as the party of the wealthy and powerful. That’s misrepresenting the Conservative voters. Tories value hard-work, application, education and skills training. They prefer to encourage people to help themselves, rather than extending the benefit net. By helping the economy to grow, there’s more opportunity to help the genuinely needy.

Thoughts?

Opinion: BBC bias and revoking TV licence fee – John Gelmini

Dr Alf poses an interesting hypothetical question but the reality is that the BBC is incapable of “balanced reporting” because of the left-wing backgrounds of their reporters, editors, program makers, Director Generals and interviewers.

It is broadly favorable to the ideals of the Fabian Society, Common Purpose, the Club of Rome and the Bilderberg Conference which it attends each year but never reports on.

The licence fee is an anachronism and the BBC’s output far from being the best in the world is increasingly vacuous and trivial whilst the organisation is bloated, full of grossly overpaid people in non jobs or possessed of no talent.

In addition, it is overstaffed and favors closet socialists, like Miliband, who like the idea of a muzzled press and a cheerleader for the Labour Party.

The BBC which is incapable of meaningful reform, is in daily abrogation of its charter and is run by an out of touch “Board of Governors ” and an even more out of touch “BBC Trust.

It is an outmoded institution which has had its day and which should have its licence fee revoked rather than cut as Grant Shapps suggests.

The BBC which makes boastful claims for itself should be forced to sell its services by subscription.
If the BBC is as popular as it likes to pretend then people will pay and watch/listen and if not then it will have to fund itself through advertising like other channels or go out of business.

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