As Third Rate Celebs Are Paid Millions, BBC admits 70% of convicted TV Licence non-payers are women

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), after a long battle was this week forced to publish details of what its top earners are paid. Sure enough, the explosion of outrage following the revelations might even have shocked the smug, self – serving, self – righteous twats who run the corporation or suck up shitloads of licence payers’ money for doing very little.

Foremost among targets for public ire are the Brexit-hating cultural Marxists and left wing propagandists the Corporation passes off as comedy. How, for example, can the £2.2million paid to Chris Evans, a radio presenter of outstanding mediocrity whose main achievement over the past two decades has been to ruin the BBC’s most popular TV show, the long running Top Gear, in just six episodes. There are plenty of other zero talents profiting from Auntie’s profligacy however.

Some of the most hyped autocue parrots have even publicly gloated over their good fortune at the expense of BBC licence fee payer, but perhaps they don’t know just how many lives they are ruining, or their victims?

The BBC licence fee is a coercive, regressive, stealth tax. It costs £145.50 ($189.00) for every television owner in the United Kingdom who watches any live television. If you fail to pay up, the corporation will send round hired goons who get bonuses for catching what they call “evaders” such as a war veteran with dementia, and a young mother in a women’s refuge.

In fact, the BBC disproportionately targets women when it prosecutes for licence fee evasion, as The Register noted just days before the salaries were released:

Of the 184,595 people across the UK charged with non-payment of the TV Licence by Capita TV Licensing, 21,300 were found not guilty – and 90 people were jailed for failing to pay court-issued fines. The figure for charges includes out-of-court disposals.

140,000 of those charged were taken to court, where an astonishing 101,000 women were found guilty.

What the BBC is really prosecuting is the idea that people cannot afford their tax, as Tory MP Andrew Bridgen noted: “If someone cannot afford to pay the £145.50 licence then they are highly unlikely to be in a position to pay a £1,000 fine. People are being criminalised where their only crime is being poor and this needs to stop.”

It is a long established tradition of course that the greedy, faceless bastards who control domocratically elected governments enforce unjust laws involving non payment of taxes more brutally that laws against murder, rape, arson and theft, so it should be no surprise that dozens of people, including single mothers, impoverished var veterans and victims of dementia have been imprisoned for not paying this pernicious tax.

A Daily Mail investigation last year discovered that Capita, the contractor that operates the TV Licensing system as a high-pressure sales operation, with door-to-door salespeople being offered large bonuses for getting people to sign up to the £147/yr licence.

Eleven per cent of TV Licensing prosecutions in 2016 resulted in the defendant being found not guilty.

“This number of unsuccessful prosecutions lends weight to the view that cases are initiated on a speculative basis,” said Caroline Levesque-Bartlett, who gathered the data using Freedom of Information laws. A 2012 study found that one in ten of all criminal prosecutions in England and Wales were brought by Capita TV Licensing, which enforces the Telly Tax on behalf of the BBC.

The TV Licence funds the BBC, including its all-dominant news empire. Failure to pay the Telly Tax, which is payable if you watch live TV or stream BBC iPlayer online, is a criminal offence.

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Its 2016 now and I’m still waiting, where’s my fucking hovercraft?

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Despite the growing gap between the rich and poor, Adam Smith Institute president Madsen Pirie predicts economic growth of two percent a year will leave the younger generation richer.

Machines will take over the production of food and clothes and will run households, suggest Pirie.

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Most terrifying of all is the Tories won as the Nasty Party. What does that say about Britain?

Well Kev, as it was you dubbed them the nasty party I guess it says Britain thinks you and your ludicrous pastiche of a newspaper are irrelevant

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So what are you saying JK, that all single women are so stupid that having no job and few skills they’ll celebrate the election result by getting up the duff? Was it the fault of the conservatives that you got pregnant?

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That is actually coming from a prepubescent pustule who can’t even organise his own fake accent so we can tell if he’s pretending to be a Cheshire posh boy, an Oxbridge elitist or a skanky Mank.

Looking over them brings to mind a line from that brilliant American satirist P J O’Rourke (PJ, being American, uses ‘liberalism’ in the sense we use ‘loony left’:

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Well Bugger Me With The Blunt End Of a Ragman’s Trumpet

I’ve never taken much notice of the ‘reality’ TV show Big Brother or its even more evil twin Celebrity Big Brother but I could not avoid the latest and most stupid to date “Waaaaaaycism” incident.

A short fat man who used to be in Coronation Street was reportedly telling a story about when he was working in panto with former heavyweight boxer Frank Bruno. Big Frank (6’4″) and the short fat actor (about 5’3″) got into a heated discussion. And the story rambled on until the actor said something like ‘The last thing someone like me wants is a confrontation with a big angry negro.’

Upon hearing this a big, stupid (or perhaps partially deaf) negro Afreekaaan Amerikan named Alexander O’Neill (a celebrity whom I’m sure someone somewhere has heard of started screeching “Waaaaaaaaycism”.

“You can’t say Negro in the presence of a black man,” O’Neill wailed.

Bugger me with the blunt end of a ragman’s trumpet, Since when? We know the kind of Premiership footballers who scream “Waaaaaaaaycism” if a European player tackles them think ‘Negro’ is honky slang for ‘nigger’ but the sub Saharan African races are collectively known to anthropologists as African negros just as the European races are know as Europeans and the north African / Middle eastern ethnic groups as Arabs.

I have a few questions, the first about Mr. O’Neill: how did a man who has had his brain amputated get through immigration control. Because whatever O’Neill might once have been momentarily famous for, he’s certainly a word class idiot with a PhD in playing the victim.

Are we to take it now that niggle means to irritate a person of colour, or to call someone niggardly is to suggest they are a tight fisted black person, or night refers to the time of day that is dark suggesting black people are unenlightened or when some nutty preacher says “The end is nigh, he means the blacks are coming to kill us all. Extrapolate such thinking and we quickly see how insane (and racist) it is.

The other questions are for those who scweam and scweam “Wayyyycism” until they’re sick. ‘Do you understand that back and white are not actually races? And have you ever seen a human being who is actually black or white.

I think not. So STF up  until you can act like a human rather than a sheep OK, because if you ignore the rabid rantings of Amereeka’s Obamessiah cult and talk to people from the African continent you will learn that they find references to things African are patronising and dismissive, there are many nations and many races on the African continent. Calling them ‘African’ is rather like if someone were to lump Spanish Flamenco and Scottish reels together as European folk dancing.

THE NEW RACISM
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Prince Andrew sex allegations: Jeffrey Epstein’s butler Alfredo Rodriguez, who stole tell-all ‘black book’, dies age 60

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Rodriguez died at the age of 60 after suffering from mesothelioma last week, his widow Patricia Dunn told DailyMail.com.

Dunn alleges that her late husband “knew all about Prince Andrew,” who has been named in the current sex scandal centring on Epstein. Allegations levelled at the Prince are that he was supplied with a teenage girl who was used by Epstein as a “sex slave”. Buckingham Palace has denied the allegation.

The ‘black book’ that Rodriguez had in his possession is journal in which Epstein is understood to have detailed the girls which attended his properties for “massages” for him and his friends, and details of his celebrity friends and associates who had no connection with alleged offences, including Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.

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When I heard this morning that GQ magazine had given their prestigious previously unheard of Philanthropist of the Year awarn to Tony Blair for ‘his tireless work on behalf of charity (The charity involved being “Make Tony Blair popular again” we assume?) I thought, “Right, I’ll show those bastards, I’ll never buy their magazine again. Then I remembered I’d never bought it before. Hence my exasperation.

When Blair was improbably named the recipient of the award by GQ magazine in front of a a celebrity-packed, invited audience last night reporters present described the response as ‘muted’. That the honour was in recognition of his ‘philanthropy, establishing three charities’ (all with the goal of promoting the Tony Blair brand peace and understanding. – See ritual arse kissing in GQ)

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Given Tony Blair’s pariah status in the UK after the deadly decision to join the US in destroying the Middle East it is hardly any surprise that he could use some good ‘PR’ back at home which raises the question, ‘How much did his ‘Tony Blair Faith Foundation’ spend on schmoozing the adjudication panel’.

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I was amused to read this morning that a bunch of English people who cling to celebrity because they used to be talented plus Dame Judi Dench who is still talented and Helena Bonham Carter who is still my favourite fantasy (both should know better), are now so deluded they think the Scots will be so impressed by their fame as to accept guidance from a bunch of superannuated sassernachs on which way to vote in the independence referendum.

robert the bruce defeats the english at bannokburn

from The Daily Telegraph:

Sir Mick Jagger, Dame Judi Dench and Stephen Hawking have joined hundred of celebrities, artists and public figures calling on the people of Scotland to vote to stay in the union.

Over 200 public figures from sport, cinema, television and literature have written an open letter to the people of Scotland in advance of next month’s referendum which says: “Let’s stay together”.

Other signatories include Helena Bonham Carter, the actress, Tom Daley, the Olympian, and singers Dame Vera Lynn and Sir Cliff Richard.

The letter states: “We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them.

“What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let’s stay together.”

read full article in The Daily Telegraph

Is this a sign we are importing another negative trend from the USA where at election times, endorsements from people like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, George Clowney and Brad his name is rhyming slang count for more that the policies offered by various candidates.

Fortunately voters in the Scottish referendum are hard headed Scots, a fiercely independent people who don’t like being told what to do by anyone, especially The English.

So if the celebs letter is truly about keeping the union together it could turn out to be counter productive.

Personally I love Scotland and would be sad to see our nations divided, but I don’t expect the Scots to take any notice of me either. So here, my Scottish readers are words that will inspire you to follow your conscience and put Scotland first. And remember, the British Royal Family are successors of King James VI of Scotland, not Edward Longshanks.

Robert Bruce’s March To Bannockburn

Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to Victorie!

Now’s the day, and now’s the hour;
See the front o’ battle lour;
See approach proud Edward’s power-
Chains and Slaverie!

Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha can fill a coward’s grave?
Wha sae base as be a Slave?
Let him turn and flee!

Wha, for Scotland’s King and Law,
Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
Free-man stand, or Free-man fa’,
Let him on wi’ me!

By Oppression’s woes and pains!
By your Sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!

Lay the proud Usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty’s in every blow!-
Let us Do or Die!

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