In my new, upcoming special reportage, I’ll be having a look at a BBC propaganda piece about Artek, the largest children’s centre in the world, in Crimea –
And how this compares with reality! I’ve already covered Artek here –
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 article 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 Czyza 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.’
And, 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!