Stephen Woolfe MEP: We must look at what a £22m bung from the EU has done at the BBC

Posted: February 19, 2015 by tallbloke in Accountability, bbcbias


Reblogged from Stephen Woolfe MEP’s website

In response to Peter Oborne’s allegations about the Telegraph’s suppression of the HSBC tax evasion scandal, UKIP’s Financial Affair’s spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP a similar question in regard to the BBC and EU funding.

Woolfe said: “Today UKIP has read the disturbing allegations by Peter Oborne, former chief political commentator at the Telegraph, that the paper’s management have suppressed coverage of the HSBC tax evasion scandal because they feared losing lucrative bank advertising revenue. We must now turn to the BBC management and ask a similar question:  just how much has the £22m the national broadcaster received from EU institutions over seven years tainted their news coverage?”

“BBC bias in favour of the EU ‘project’ has been obvious for years. However, figures on the Financial Transparency website of the European Commission now indicate just how deeply the BBC benefits from the goodwill of the EU elite. Between 2007 and 2013 the BBC was paid more than £22m by the European Union.”

“These funds are not identified as EU money in the BBC’s annual report.”

“This is not the only fraud in BBC news coverage. Current affairs programmes often interview allegedly independent ‘experts’ on EU issues without mentioning the ‘experts’ receive funding from EU institutions.”

bbc-greenpeace-medThe BBC received from the EU, by year:
2007  €1,943,146
2008  €6,336,295
2009  €3,498,043
2010  €6,034,385
2011  €354,954
2012   €5,269,083
2013 €6,744,151

Total: €30,180,057 (£22,382,997 at exchange rate Feb 18, 2015)

The Spectator:

  1. ren says:

    Is the BBC informs that the surface of the ice on the Great Lakes in March will beat the record of 94%?

  2. Stephen Richards says:

    OOOPS!! We have known for absolutely ages that the BBC has been corrupted. Their bias has been there for all to see. Their excuses for their bias have been pathetic and openly arrogant.

    They have been corrupted and will remain corrupted until they are sold.


  3. ren says:

    The current temperature in the southern US.

  4. roger says:

    Perhaps the sanctimonious Peter Oborne was asleep over the years that the DT supported, and continues to support the Global Warming scam whilst publishing vast numbers of adverts, some of which were full page, from The Carbon Trust, a quango that used our taxes and ROC impostes to sell the Government line.
    I cancelled the rag that it had become three years ago after having subscribed for 56 years.
    Vote UKIP!

  5. pyromancer76 says:

    We have already begun our slow descent of temperatures into our continuing glacial period (the next ice age) — since at least the Little Ice Age. But never fear, we seem to have at least 300 years until full-on cold. All of the media is owned by the marxist-fascist elites who intend to rule the world. Can we stop them because they chose the wrong catastrophe to hitch their wagons to? Run away warmth, you gotta be kidding!

  6. ren says: February 19, 2015 at 8:58 am

    “Is the BBC informs that the surface of the ice on the Great Lakes in March will beat the record of 94%?”

    Does your BBC have anyone with personal integrity, ice fishing at the edge, now or next month?

  7. When the BBC interviews Mandelson or Kinnock (or Patten come to that) on EU matters they NEVER precede the interview with the warning that these men would lose their (huge) pensions if they ever speak a word against the EU. Yet any interview with anyone, say, on the right will always be preceded by a ‘health warning’, “Right Wing think tank” or “Sceptical lobby group” etc.

  8. Stephen Richards says:

    The BBC ditch one of my comments because I asked about the 6.000.000€ they took. Threw the dummy out of the pram.

  9. tallbloke says:

    This morning the BBC today programme did one of their election focus slots at a university. Talked about Labour and Consrvative policy but even though the subject of STEM courses came up – no mention of UKIP’s policy to make these fee-free. Biased BBC will only ever mention UKIP in the context of immigration or an EU referendum. They are determined to paint UKIP as a single issue party no matter what lies by omission they have to propagate. It’s utterly shameful and they should have a chunk of license fee money removed at the earliest opportunity.

  10. oldbrew says:

    The BBC is already supposed to be impartial – don’t laugh yet – but now…

    ‘BBC could be forced by law to cover EU referendum impartially’

    MPs have amended the European Union Referendum Bill to appoint an independent “impartiality adjudicator” to rule on alleged broadcasting bias during the campaign

    ‘The committee’s report in March found the Corporation was failing its own promise to cover Europe impartially and there were “deep concerns” about the breadth of topics investigated.’

    OK, laugh now.