EU funded BBC hit job on Nigel Farage and UKIP

If there was ever any doubt as to the political motivation of the BBC then the hit job on Nigel Farage by Panorama on 13th October should leave you in no doubt that BBC impartiality doesn’t exist.

In a blatant attempt at character assassination they contacted people long-ago disassociated from UKIP to make unfounded accusations against Farage.

The BBC however cannot remain impartial on EU matters while it gets funding from Brussels so it’s certainly in their interest to try and stem the rising support for the anti EU party UKIP

Since 2007 the BBC has pocketed around £3million in grants from Brussels and the corporations commercial arm BBC Worldwide has borrowed more than £141million from the European Investment Bank

In 2012 Tory MP Priti Patel had this to say:

How can a public-service broadcaster demonstrate genuine impartiality on European issues if it is in receipt of EU funds?

The spectator 28 February 2014:

Instead of making an open declaration, the BBC’s successful lobbying for this money had to be prised out of it using a Freedom of Information (FoI) request lodged for The Spectator, proving that there was never any danger of the state broadcaster’s bosses volunteering it willingly.

UKIP MEP Gerard Batten:

BBC Panorama has sent out a search party to find disgruntled has-beens and anti-UKIP rent-a-quotes to participate in their endeavor. They could have done a programme about the politics and progress of UKIP, but instead focused on old unproven allegations and innuendo from the distant past. Sadly, Panorama no longer lives up to the reputation it once had.

The Eurosceptic think-tank Global Britain found that over the past six years up to 2012 just 0.04 per cent of coverage on Radio 4’s Today programme was devoted to the potential benefits of withdrawing from the EU.

People took to social media to voice their opinion:

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