Despite a flood of complaints for its appalling bias against UKIP in the Norwich North by-election, the BBC has continued with its utter contempt for its long suffering licence fee viewers who only a few weeks earlier had given UKIP a massive vote of confidence nationally by putting the EU-sceptic party in second place during the European elections. The BBC still insisted upon pushing the Green party which only achieved one MEP compared to UKIP's thirteen.
In its Radio Four six o'clock news programme on the eve of the Norwich North polling day it gave mention to the Greens twice, pushed the story that the Labour MP, who resigned after being sacked by the Labour Party, was really just a victim and that the Conservative Party may just win this by-election. There was no mention of the UKIP candidate Glen Tingle who has been actively campaigning in the constituency.
Because of this bias anti-EU campaigner, Jerry Wraith, has made a formal complaint to Scotland Yard accusing the BBC of criminality due to its biased reporting. His letter to Detective Superintendent Magnus Gudmundsson is reproduced below.
BBC PRO-EU BIAS: NORWICH NORTH BYE ELECTION
I refer to complaints made about the BBC's apparent lack of coverage of the UKIP campaign in the Norwich North bye-election.
The typical response by the BBC to a complainant is as follows;
“Thanks for your e-mail regarding our coverage of UKIP.
Especially when there are a large number of candidates - 12 in Norwich North - the broader interests of the voters would not be served by giving equal coverage to each and every candidate, irrespective of their chances of success. So when editors are deciding how much coverage to give, relatively, to different parties and candidates in any election, one of the key factors they look for is "evidence of past and/or current electoral support" in that electoral area.
On that basis, in Norwich there is clear evidence of support for the three main parties as well as for the Green Party and therefore those parties will be getting similar levels of coverage. Similarly, there is evidence from the recent elections that both UKIP and the BNP have some support in at least parts of the constituency and they will also, proportionately, be given an appropriate level of coverage by programmes covering the by-election.
For example, 'Look East' looked at Glenn Tingle's candidacy on 15 July and Radio Norfolk did a piece on him the following day. UKIP leader Nigel Farage's visit to the constituency also featured on 'Look East' and 'Look East Special' on 20 July.”
This response clearly and undeniably confirms that the BBC decides how much time it gives to the various candidates based on the BBC's own interpretation of the “importance” or otherwise of each candidate. The BBC is therefore not only guilty of grossly manipulating public opinion and pro-EU propaganda but it is clearly manipulating the results of elections by choosing the air time and prominence of its favoured candidates.
As the BBC's formal position is that the views of UKIP leader Nigel Farage are “extreme” it is not unreasonable to suggest therefore that he and the UKIP candidate Glenn Tingle would not be given a fair representation on BBC programmes compared to candidates from the parties they themselves have highlighted above. Indeed, this is allegedly confirmed by the independent candidate, Craig Murray, who allegedly posted the following statement on his web site:
'... They are also excluding UKIP. While I disagree with them fundamentally, they also plainly have a right to be heard. The BBC is trying to define the field of political debate and choice.'
Hence, the BBC is not being impartial and is promoting candidates who stand for pro-EU parties. As these parties stand for the abolition of our parliament in Westminster in favour of governance of the UK by un-elected foreign EU commissioners, the effective loss of our voting rights, the unrestricted right of 500 million “Europeans” to move into the UK plus a plethora of other disadvantages all at a cost of nearly £14 million/hour to the UK economy it is clearly these parties which are the “extremists”. The BBC is therefore not operating within its Charter and is misusing licence payers money to promote its own extremist pro-EU agenda instead of properly “informing” the public as it is required to do as a “so called” independent broadcaster.
I therefore ask you to consider this as a formal complaint against the BBC and as a request for the Metropolitan Police Service to investigate the BBC's actions with regard to the alleged fraudulent misuse of licence payer's money.