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PRIDE IN THE BBC

By David Vance On August 2nd, 2019

It’s been several years now since I have been on a BBC NI TV or Radio programme. I understand I was made persona non gratia back in around 2015, my heart was broken, as you can imagine. In all truth it was a relief as I was like a fish out of water in the liberal biased waters of that organisation. I had fun tormenting them during the years I did appear and am quite proud of ALL that I said!

But I still retain an interest in that deeply biased anti-British organisation and so I read with interest this story.

The head of BBC Northern Ireland has apologised to staff over “confusion” around participation in Belfast Pride. In an email on Friday, Peter Johnston said the organisation would not be “involved corporately” in the event. The email added that “individual programme brands will not be represented” at Pride. In July, a memo to staff said BBC NI would, for the first time, be taking part in the parade, wearing branded T-shirts. But in an interview on Friday with BBC News NI, Mr Johnston added that communication “probably could have been clearer”.

Well done Mr Johnston. It would be ENTIRELY inappropriate for the BBC as an organisation to take part in such a parade as that would belie a clear political allegiance. Of course if individuals working for the BBC want to trail through the streets of Belfast displaying their sexual preference, then that is fine by me.

As an aside, I wonder which BBC NI “Individual programme brands” had been contemplating attending this Parade. Perhaps the Nolan Show or Talkback with William Crawley could investigate. 🙂

7 Responses to “PRIDE IN THE BBC”

  1. “It’s been several years now since I have been on a BBC NI TV or Radio programme. I understand I was made persona non gratia back in around 2015, my heart was broken, as you can imagine.”

    Don’t worry David, I am sure that the Russian Government propaganda station will continue to have you as a guest.

  2. Cheers Fews, Get back to me when you are able to comment on the actual topic of the post.

  3. David

    Good seeing you

    Hope all’s well

  4. Hi Phantom,

    All good, fighting fit, and hope you are well too!

  5. Hi David, good to have you back.

    In all truth it was a relief as I was like a fish out of water in the liberal biased waters of that organisation

    Yes, much like your erstwhile colleague brainy Bob thanking the electorate of North Down for releasing him from the enormous burden of representing them in the Assembly that he hated doing or other electoral candidates castigating the voters of East Belfast for not voting them into the despised political elite that the wanted to join.

    In short, victimhood spin to cover rejection.

    Lest you think that’s not sufficiently about the subject, (even though it appears in the first paragraph of the blog).

    The local BBC shows that you speak of above change commentators all the time. Among the ones I remember are Davey Adams, Eamonn McCann, Newton Emerson, Danny Morrison etc who have all gone like you. You seem to imply above that your exit from commenting on the BBC was down to your edgey opinions. I would say that it’s probably more down to editorial line of regularly changing commentators to add new blood and ensure that opinions don’t become hoary and stale.

    If you want to express your vies on the shows mentioned you could always phone in like the other mere mortals?

  6. Well said David.

  7. The police participate in ‘Pride’ marches i.e. in uniform and on duty. I have no problem with individuals off-duty joining the parade but having them taking part on an official endorsement of what is visibly a political agenda is unacceptable. Paul said that it’s OK because some police are gay: some may even vote Brexit but police are not allowed to join Brexit (or Remain) demos for obvious reasons.