The day before St George’s Day I was rung up by ‘Penny’ from the BBC’s flagship political show, Daily Politics, and asked if I could go on to the show to talk about St George’s Day. I said I would be delighted and arrangements were then made for me to be picked up the next day and brought into the studio.
On St George’s Day itself the BBC car duly arrived, driven by a delightful and interesting Afghan, so the journey in was spent in interesting conversations about that country’s troubles. He also assured me that he had been to many countries in the world and, so far as he is concerned by far the best that he has ever been to is England, in his view, for our amazing tolerance, but also how much free-er we are than almost any other country he has ever visited and how relatively un-corrupt we still are.
I was then dropped at the BBC Milbank Studios for my interview and taken straight in to follow on after the SNP’s Treasury spokesman had finished being savaged over details of how an independent Scotland’s monetary system would be organised. (As the hundreds of new states have emerged in the space of the last 100 years can attest the Unionists’ attacks are the stuff of political theatre rather than addressing the philosophical basis of Scottish nationhood).
It was then my turn and, as you can see from the BBC’s web page and the video clip on it, I wasn’t really invited to discuss St George’s Day after all, rather to be attacked for the Party having dared to allow ex-BNP people to join us.
Click here to have a look >>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22268414
Do look at the link and see what you think, but in my view, this attack, given that we have only stood 43 candidates in these elections, suggests that the BBC is worried about our growth.
Given the BBC’s transparent pro-Labour bias such concerns can only mean good things for us.
The idea that ordinary people are worried about previous political affiliations of converts to our or for that matter any other Cause is not borne out in my experience. The only people that seem obsessed about it are Establishment political hacks and jobs-worths and those within the prevailing media, politically correct, mind-set.