One of my therapeuIMG_0027tic joys is to cook something special on our ludicrously unsustainable, oil-fired Aga oven (that dark blue thing on the left).  This evening was no exception: I knocked up a Mary Berry recipe ‘Spiced Monkfish with Cocunut’ and consequently Mrs Moraymint and I enjoyed a pleasant diner-a-deux whilst listening to the wireless in the background – and sharing a bottle of Aldi’s not-to-be-underestimated Cremant du Jura.

And then came the BBC propaganda news.  The Prime Minister had secured an historic deal and reduced the European Union budget.  Hoorah!  Hoorah!  Long live the European Union!  No mention by the BBC, however, that the UK’s financial contribution to the absolute effing madness that is the European Union’s profligacy will, er, increase.

As the Daily Telegraph reported today, “Mr Cameron claimed to have ‘slashed’ billions from the EU budget, but admitted that overall UK contributions will still rise”.  Nonetheless, on the 8.00 pm news tonight the BBC, per the European Union script, lauded the (modest) reduction in the EU budget – whilst making no mention whatsoever of the BBC licence-fee paying citizen’s requirement to be fleeced even further next year than this year … in order to keep the Emperor Van Rompuy and his fellow 45,000 apparatchiks in the style to which they have become accustomed.

So, keep working, serf.  Those EU apparatchiks have very expensive tastes.  Meantime, the BBC just loves that whole European Union thing, don’t you know.

If we ever get to the point of a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the European Union (which I doubt very much), please don’t expect the BBC to be anything other than biased in favour of “the tyranny of Brussels” (to coin a Boris Johnson phrase).


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