BBC Propaganda Called Out #1 ‘Everyone’s leaving after Brexit’

The BBC’s position on Brexit has been as clear from the start as it is to this day – completely opposed to it, all their coverage unswervingly biased against it. 

So, perhaps it’s no surprise that the recent BBC article entitled ‘The Foreign Workers Leaving Britain because of Brexit’ is in exactly the same vein. Propaganda. And more, easily called out propaganda. Let’s have a look at the article, which gives an extremely favourable account of several EU citizens who’ve come to the UK, lived the dream etc etc, and now all want to leave due to Brexit.

Katarina Karmazinova came to London aged 24 to study European business. Attracted, she says, by the UK’s multiculturalism and openness, the Slovakian….

Katarina Karmazinova moved to London from Slovakia but sold her flat and moved overseas after the EU referendum vote

Karmazinova is not the only immigrant who feels this way since the referendum vote – the BBC propagandaarticle goes on in a similar vein, appealing photo of Karmazinova etc – Some are simply considering leaving and waiting it out for now. Others have already left, returning home, going somewhere else within the EU, or decamping to a different continent altogether.

It is too early to tell if Brexit’s upheaval could be partially responsible for fewer foreigners choosing the UK as a destination, but net migration to the UK did fall by 49,000 to 273,000 in the year to September 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics.

And next we’re on to undue focus on a website with actually a staggeringly low level
of take-up
, given the near 9-million foreign born citizens in the UK (and another sympathetic photo, of course).

After getting over the “shock” of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, 33-year-old Marcin BBC propaganda 1Czyza got the idea for an online recruitment firm to help people, especially foreign nationals, who were suddenly considering career opportunities outside of the UK…. Within a few months, interest in the site took off. There are more than 1,200 registered candidates. Roughly 90% of them are foreigners living in the UK, with the majority originating from Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

Here, not even photo of the person, so we’ll just have to take the BBC’s word that he exists, and said all this, predictable patter – 

When Dariusz Truchel emigrated to Britain from Poland in 2005, he did so with the idea that he would find “better job possibilities”. Once settled outside of London, he worked as a project manager and took a number of health and safety courses, eventually setting up his own health and safety consultancy. Truchel even bought a house.

So the inevitable fairytale, of course, the crashing post-Brexit comedown…

But after Brexit, Truchel, 34, began feeling pessimistic about the future. He began noticing a new attitude among people who had voted to separate from the EU. “It is hard to describe this atmosphere because nobody dares to say it to your face, but there is a feeling of being an uninvited guest,” he says. He registered on Expat Exit and is now seriously considering leaving the UK.

And there’s another example, in a similar note, again no photo, and this time, ’32-year-old Romanian Alex’, only eve wants his first name revealed. Another pre-Brexit fairytale ‘all wrecked by Brexit etc etc.’


BBC propaganda 2And, just to wrap things up, we have another nice photo of  Karmazinova)
, who now ‘spends her time travelling while she decides where she will settle… Karmazinova, the Slovakian who left the UK, has yet to decide where she will settle – but she knows it won’t be back in the UK as long it stays separated from the EU. ‘ 

And it goes on for a bit in that vein, before concluding in, well the same vein, without even the slightest attempt to introduce anything approaching another side. So, nothing about the millions, and millions of foreign workers in the UK planning to stay, I even found some on the pro-EU March for Europe, they may not have liked Brexit, but nor were they planning on leaving. Nor anything about the murderers, rapists, and violent criminals which the UK couldn’t deport under EU rules.

But then that’s the BBC, nothing if not the most relentless of propaganda! 

Garry Kasparov and his St Petersburg Metro Attack Book Promotion

Like all of you, I grew up knowing Garry Kasparov as a chess grandmaster, perhaps the greatest chess player of all time. I generally followed his transition to outspoken, everywhere-on-western-media critic of Putin without any particular feeling, other than Garry Kasparovthat his main purpose seemed self promotion, and, having lived in New York, and Croatia, for years, he seemed out of touch with both the reality of Russia, and the lives / wishes of his fellow Russians.

There is also the fact that Kasparov very much has his own personal vendetta against president Putin, with his own political ambitions in Russia failing to get off the ground.  That 2007, and since then Kasparov has waged his own campaign against Putin, finding a friend in a western media more than sympathetic to having such a venerable figure to call on, whenever it suits their own agenda. And of course, anyone who remembers Kasparov and Deep Blue, knows he’s a man to harbour a grudge.

Indeed, the position of Kasparov, now a Croatian citizen even, can always be taken as a given – whatever Putin is for, he’s against, and vice versa. In 2013, he accused Russia’s FSB (by default, Putin) of covering up for the Boston bombers, he called the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as ‘to Putin what the Berlin Olympics were to Hitler in 1936’.  He Garry Kasparov 1has been an active, constant opponent of Russian military action in Syria.  And Crimea for example, despite the people there emphatically voting to be a part of Russia in 2014, after a far-right, unelected government took power after the Euromaidan coup in UkraineKasparov supports Crimea being returned to Ukraine as soon as the ‘evil reign’ of Putin is over….

All of which you can agree or disagree with, and in any case, Kasparov, who champions himself as such, and is promoted by western media as a ‘pro-democarcy activist’, is entitled to his opinion.

But, whatever your politics, Kasparov’s reaction to Monday’s terror attack in St Petersburg, which killed 14, with over 50 wounded, was shocking.

Kasparov’s first tweet, shortly after his learning of the attack, on April 3rd, was bad enough, immediately blaming it on Putin before even the most preliminary of investigations had begun. But his second was truly shocking, even by his standards –

Using the attack to promote his book ‘Winter is Coming’. Really???? But, that’s exactly what it was, and no backing down from Kasparov either, as he continued tweeting in that vein –


A break came only when Kasparov announced that he was due to appear on CNN , to discuss the attack. However, he was back later, still on topic –


The St Petersburg metro attack –  for most, a horrific act of terror, a devastating tragedy. For Garry Kasparov, a handy excuse to continue his vendetta against Putin, and plug his book…

Explosion in Rostov…

This morning in Rostov, there was an explosion as a man up what looks to be a small flashlight, but is actually an explosive device –

The man (who was originally reported as being a school janitor, subsequently retracted), is reported as having his fingers blown off by the blast, which took place near a school, in the city in south of Russia.

The explosion took place at between 6.30-7am, Moscow time, with the man later identified as homeless, picking up a package to examine its contents, the flashlight detonating when he tried to switch it on.

Who planted it, or why, is currently unknown, and police are working on it.

I will be tweeting more about this, follow me here for updates.