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Car Boot

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  1. Do you support the official Black Lives Matter campaign for a national defunding of the police and to invest in black communities instead?
  2. Do you believe that people should abstain from spending their money in white shops and economies, and invest in black-owned businesses instead, as prominent Black Lives Matter supporters are now calling for?
  3. Do 'Black Lives Matter' activists value all life? Or just the lives of those with a particular characteristic?
  4. BBC double standards in operation, thank you for exposing it. Of course, while the BBC will insist that a £12,000 per year job is open to BAME candidates only, to establish its wafer thin commitment to diversity, it would never allow senior management positions to go to anybody but white males, as we have seen time and time again over the decades.
  5. Does the life of the female police officer who suffered a collapsed lung, broken collarbone and shattered ribs after being thrown from her horse after Black Lives Matter protesters pelted her with missiles, matter at all?
  6. It's a child like mentality that believes supporting one thing means automatically opposing another. It's a very black and white view of the world. Very dangerous. I prefer my world to be shades of grey, and every other colour. Complexity is reality. Simplicity is for fools and followers.
  7. We need to put the blame for this shameful situation where it truly lays - with senior BBC management.
  8. Working class struggle brought about Brexit. The voices of the workers, the underclass, the vulnerable and disadvantaged combined to drown out the voices of the rich establishment - who took us into the European trading bloc to enrich themselves further, at our expense.
  9. The Conservative party, mostly unknown for its diverse leadership, has appointed a Black and Minority Ethnic man and a Black and Minority Ethnic woman to two of the four highest offices of state, and appointed others to the cabinet. The one-colour, one-sex nature of the senior leadership of the BBC makes it look dangerously out of touch and aggressively resistant to progressive change. Time to close down this backwards looking dinosaur of broadcasting.
  10. The BBC Board of Directors has 13 members. 8 are men. 5 are women. 1 director is black and minority ethnic. The white male who got the job of Director General was already on the board. The shortlist of candidates for the job were 3 white men and 1 woman. The BBC passionately believes in equality and diversity for everyone EXCEPT it's senior management. Time to break up this dinosaur organisation which treats women and black and ethnic minority people as if the year is still 1970, not 2020.
  11. How can Tim Davie, a very wealthy and privileged white male, defend BBC TV licence fee prosecutions against very low income women, who make up nearly 75 per cent of all TV licence fee prosecutions in the UK? Your BBC - discriminating against women from the very top of the BBC to the bottom. Justice for women. Sack Tim Davie. No more BBC jobs for the boys.
  12. Davie was privately educated at Whitgift school in South Croydon, which costs from £20,000 a year for day students to £40,000 for full boarding. In the last three years ITV and Channel 4 have appointed female chief executives, Carolyn McCall and Alex Mahon. But the BBC refuses to embrace the equality and diversity it preaches. “It would have been right to have a woman now. It is disappointing" - Carrie Gracie, the BBC’s former China editor who resigned over gender discrimination at the BBC. Davie was Deputy Chairman of the Hammersmith and Fulham Tory party in the 1990s.
  13. In 100 years the BBC has NEVER had a female, or black and minority ethnic, person as it's Director General. Not once. It's also never had a Director General from a working class background.
  14. Are you really trying to tell us that in the entire history of the BBC no woman or black and ethnic minority person has ever been as good a candidate for Director General as a white, male, public school educated member of the establishment? That notion is as out of date as the 'do as we say, not as we do' BBC.
  15. Tim Davie - a white, male, public school educated oxbridge graduate is the next Director General of the BBC. So much for the very talented women who could have done the job. Or the many black and minority ethnic people who would have performed an outstanding service to broadcasting. Your BBC - once again showing how deeply out of touch it is with diversity and equality. Your BBC - blacks and women need not apply.
  16. Equality for Women - Decriminalise the unjust, discriminatory BBC TV Licence fee NOW.
  17. Is that because a very wealthy BBC man said so? The evidence is that BBC TV Licensing is gender targeting very low income women which accounts for nearly a third of all female prosecutions. Women are prosecuted for TV Licence fee evasion more than any other criminal offence. Shocking fact in 2020.
  18. "No one is going to tempt people into paying: the only method is the fear of what will happen if you don't." Esther Rantzen, 2008. I don't suppose that on International Women's Day 2020 you care to offer an opinion about why the highly gendered targeting of low income women by BBC TV Licencing results in three quarters of all licence fee prosecutions being made against women? Do you support the sexist BBC view that women are more pre-disposed to the crime of TV Licence fee evasion than men?
  19. Today is International Women's Day 2020. With 30% of all female prosecutions being for non-payment of the BBC TV licence fee, and women accounting for 72 per cent of all prosecutions for television licence evasion in 2017, it's time to hold the BBC to account for its highly gendered targeting of low income women. End the gender profiling by BBC TV Licensing which results in three quarters of TV Licence prosecutions being made against women. Almost a third of all female prosecutions are for not paying the BBC TV poll tax. Shocking that in this day and age the BBC funding model is so dependent upon criminalising poor and vulnerable women.
  20. It's the people who don't want the BBC TV poll tax. The majority of licence fee payers do so out of fear of what might happen if they don't pay. Your BBC - using intimidation and threats to exact money with menaces.
  21. Ultra low prices on US goods... Bring on the Brexit dividend!
  22. To many forum contributors the UK didn't exist economically until 1973. Oh dear. The EU is now in a Lose/Lose position. Millions of EU citizens will lose their jobs if Brussels seeks to promote the fantasy that the UK cannot survive outside the trading bloc, or the EU can allow the UK to prosper - weakening EU member states economically and again losing EU jobs. This crisis in global capitalism will mean the EU is weakened no matter the outcome of Brexit.
  23. The BBC has rarely been independent. It has always been a propaganda mouthpiece for the government of the day. Its current incarnation appears to be desperately sucking up to the Tories to try to stave off the axe.
  24. It's only a bargain if one values the stiff upper middle class BBC content. Many do not.
  25. Actually, it is correct. A person must pay the BBC TV Licence fee if they watch any live television broadcast. So somebody who never watches BBC television, or listens to a BBC radio station, and never reads any BBC website content but watches a film on E4 or another non-BBC channel will still have to pay the Licence fee. Want to watch a broadcast of Coronation Street on ITV1? You must pay the BBC for the privilege. Want to watch Sky News? Pay the BBC.
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