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The BBC Breakfast news business editor, Simon Jack, accidentally let his bias slip out this morning.  Interviewing a man from the the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), he was questioning him about their report which claims that the total number of jobs lost over the next 5 years will be 1.6million.  Adding these to the 2.5 million currently he gleefully said, “so that will take unemployment up to 4 million then.”

“No” came the reply, “these jobs will be replaced by increases elsewhere in the private sector leaving unemployment level with where it is now”.

“Oh” Said Simon, “That was not as bad as we’d hoped“.

The BBC really DOES want the economy to crash.


In the news headline review the BBC again stated that the CIPD predicted 1.6 million job losses, WITHOUT the additional news as clarified by the CIPD that this will be offset by private sector employment increases elsewhere in this economy.  I guess that is too inconvenient for those fearmongers at the BBC.


Well the BBC certainly surprised me last night.

Seeing Stephanie Flanders and Toenails on the News at ten eating humble pie was refreshing, however toenails almost admitted the truth, it must have been very very painful for him.

To paraphrase what he said, “Confidence is a very important thing and the GDP growth figures and what the ratings agency Standard and Poor said will give them a boost which runs counter to the narrative of the labour party, and they would say, some sections of the press, have been saying for the past few months, with talk of double dips and strangled recoveries.”

That is as close as they can get to admit that the BBC have also been shamelessly and continuously talking down the economy and trying hard to set the agenda and the tone of the nation in order to kill the confidence and send us into a double dip recession.

Toenails admitted that Confidence is fundamentally important. The BBC have been relentless in their attack on that confidence, using every bulletin on every channel and every radio-station, with their phone-ins and vox-pops all being used to undermine confidence hour after hour, day-in, day-out for months.

The BBC almost admitted that last night, and almost admitted that they had failed too.