Why is the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) helping #NO Scotland?

The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is something every household in the UK has to pay for, works out £5 a week, it’s for BRITAIN. Then we find out the advert at the very bottom of this article was in-fact filmed in the studio above, the BBC. Now for a Corporation that has to stay un-bias toward the UK why I ask did they allow an anti-independence video to be shot in their studios. Scotland has went mad over this and rightly so. Many are saying they will refuse to pay this licence fee any longer and I will be one of them. It is only £5 a week but the principle of it all will make me and many others stop paying. The Governments mouth piece the BBC has no damn right allowing this to happen. I ask all my Scottish Brothers and Sisters to reject the BBC for what it has done here.

BBC Scotland was last night embroiled in a major row over its impartiality amid concerns it flouted its own editorial and commercial guidelines by allowing a Better Together cinema advertisement to be filmed at its headquarters using the corporation’s in-house crew.

The Scotsman can reveal that the advert – shown on screens nationwide as part of the pro-Union group’s campaign ahead of the independence referendum – was produced at a studio in the BBC’s Pacific Quay base in Glasgow normally used for quiz shows. The filming, described by Better Together as a “commercial arrangement” between a sub-contracted production company and the BBC, appears to fall foul of a number of the broadcaster’s internal guidelines. The rules warn of damage to the corporation’s standing if it is seen to be associated with “inappropriate” third parties such as political parties and lobbying organisations. Any commercial activity with such groups that could “potentially undermine the BBC’s editorial integrity” must be referred, in advance, to its editorial policy department, the guidelines add.

BBC Scotland last night insisted there has been “no breach” of its guidelines, stating that political parties are allowed to use the corporation’s facilities on a “commercial basis.” But veteran former BBC broadcasterDerek Bateman warned management at Pacific Quay were operating in a “grey zone” and said the public perception of the advert’s production would be that “the BBC is working hand in glove with Better Together”. He said: “The BBC seem unable to define what’s appropriate behaviour and what isn’t.” The Scotsman has learned that Rob Shorthouse, director of communications at Better Together, was among those present in the BBC Scotland studio when the minute-long advertisement was being made. It was filmed at the beginning of April in Pacific Quay’s studio B, used to film popular BBC network programmes such as The Weakest Link and Eggheads. The high-profile advert featured testimonies from five young Better Together supporters.

Under the BBC’s fair trading guidelines – designed to ensure the corporation’s commercial activities do not impinge on its wider reputation and values – there are explicit procedures set out for dealing with politically affiliated bodies. Guideline 4.64 warns that “the value and reputation of the BBC brand may be damaged if any part of the BBC is seen to be associated with inappropriate third parties”. Guideline 4.65 adds: “Any activity involving a third party that could potentially undermine the BBC’s editorial integrity must be referred, in advance, to the editorial policy department. Examples of such organisations include: political parties, government departments and foreign governments; lobbying organisations…” The process of creating the advert saw Better Together hire BD Network, a Glasgow-founded creative agency with offices in Shoreditch and Melbourne. BD Network then sub-contracted the job to Early, a production firm co-founded by Martyn Smith, a former executive producer at BBC Entertainment, who recruited participants and booked the Pacific Quay studio. The corporation declined to reveal how much it received, citing commercial sensitivities, but it is understood the hire fees amounted to between £5,000 to £7,000.

The ad spot proved divisive when it was screened across scores of cinemas last month. Amid growing unease over similar adverts from Yes Scotland, major cinema chains including Odeon, Cineworld and Vue took a collective decision to ban all referendum advertising from their venues. Mr Shorthouse told The Scotsman that Better Together became aware the BBC Scotland was being used for the advert “pretty early” in the project’s development, adding: “I decided that I wanted it made in Scotland, not London – so I knew pretty early on in the process that the only option was the studios at the BBC.” Asked if Better Together had misgivings about using the state-funded broadcaster’s facilities for the advert, he said: “No. This was a commercial arrangement between a production company and the BBC.” Mr Bateman, the former BBC Scotland broadcaster, said: “The BBC helps parties make party political broadcasts at election times which is legitimate, but in a case like this, as with the CBI row, they’re walking a pretty tightrope. Anybody reading about it in the heat of the referendum debate will think the BBC is working hand in glove with Better Together. What on earth do they think the public are going to think about it?”

SNP MP Pete Wishart said: “I really do hope that the BBC pay clear attention to its own particular guidelines when it comes to this kind of production and that they are able to justify absolutely that they have not breached any of their guidelines. “I am aware that Pacific Quay, as part of value for money arrangements, makes itself available to outside organisations and they have to always be careful about how this kind of arrangement looks to the public.” Blair Jenkins, chief executive of Yes Scotland and a former head of news and current affairs at BBC Scotland, said: “It is incumbent on all public service broadcasters – of which the BBC is one – to remain impartial in all matters relating to the referendum, the most important constitutional vote in Scotland in hundreds of years.”

Asked if the film was referred to and cleared by the BBC’s editorial policy department, a Pacific Quay spokesman said BBC Scotland “knew what the production was for and editorial policy were aware of it”. He went on: “There has been no breach of editorial guidelines as BBC facilities are made available to organisations and businesses who want to use them, including political parties, on a commercial basis. “During the 2012 local election campaign, the SNP produced a party election broadcast in our Dumbarton studios. Again, that was hired out in accordance with our fair trading policy and there was no editorial association with the BBC in the broadcast.”

A spokeswoman for the BBC Trust said: “We note BBC Scotland’s statement that there has been no breach of the BBC’s editorial guidelines and correct policy was followed. The trust has no plans to investigate this.”

The Advert in Question:

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Scotland – One Video that WILL make you vote #YES!


FIND ONE HOUR TO MAKE YOU VOTE YES

The source here is an organisation that have been right on EVERY wrong in financial terms that has ever happened in the UK, EVER! For you who are unsure of voting yes on the 18th September this year, you must FIND ONE HOUR AND WATCH THIS!


Money Week, have been correct in ALL financial issues

  1. Default.

In many ways, this is the most honest and open way of dealing with debt. A country simply announces to the markets that it can’t or won’t pay all of its debts. The people who lent it money, lose out. The problem is it’s also the most damaging outcome. It often results in a wave of banking failures, bankruptcies… sometimes even civil unrest. The best example of this happening is in Argentina in 2001. Locked into a state of siege brought on by the default, the financial system buckled. Businesses closed. Trade fell off a cliff. Banks shut or blocked transactions. The government collapsed. In the end the people were so desperate for food that they hijacked livestock trucks and slaughtered the animals in the streets. That gives you some sense of the consequences of outright default. But default is by no means the only (or even the most likely), outcome of debt crisis…

  1. Money printing.

If a nation finds itself with unpayable debts, it has a second option. It can print new currency to pay its debts in. Of course, this runs the risk of the national currency losing its value, inflation or even hyperinflation taking off. Again, there are examples of this. The best is probably the Weimar Republic. Back then, in the aftermath of the First World War, Germany faced absolutely colossal debts – many of them thrust upon it as War Reparations. Faced with this situation, the Weimar government simply printed money in order to meet its obligations. You probably know what happened next: hyperinflation took off, the currency collapsed and many people lost everything. In the end, it was cheaper to decorate your home with bank notes than wallpaper. Ultimately, the country descended into a period of economic and social crisis… a catastrophe that ended with the rise of the Nazi party.

But again, that’s NOT the only outcome this kind of situation creates…

  1. Government theft.

This is how 9 out 10 debt ‘crises’ play out. The government realises it does not have enough money in its coffers to pay its debt… so it forces its citizens to pay it – essentially government sponsored theft. Sometimes this happens outright – with incredibly high tax rates that squeeze every penny possible out of the population. But it’s often accompanied by a whole series of underhand, stealthy and insidious tactics designed to take as much of your money from you… without you realising it. In financial circles, this is called Wealth Repression. The only question that remains is:

Which of these fates will Britain suffer?

The good news is, we don’t believe Britain will default on its debts – unless things take a dramatic turn for the worse. And runaway inflation – whilst not impossible – is only a remote possibility. That means the bad news is… The government is coming for your money. Throughout history, when countries have been in huge amounts of debt, governments have appropriated the wealth of their citizens. It goes as far back as Ancient Rome. As the Empire crumbled, the Emperors raised taxes over and over, squeezing as much coin as they could from their subjects. In 1933, faced with the ruin of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt did the only thing he could. He confiscated the wealth of the ordinary man in the street, signing Executive Order 6102, which forbid people to hold any significant amount of gold.

Essentially, the government appropriated the wealth of millions of people by making it illegal for them to own the precious metal. Refusal to comply with these demands was met with a five year prison sentence. That’s how the US filled Fort Knox – by seizing other people’s gold. Think that’s a one off? That no Western government would ever take such action again? We wouldn’t be so sure…

In the 1970s, the US imposed strict capital controls, preventing money from leaving the country and forcing people to buy government bonds. Investors lost so much money that the bonds were dubbed “certificates of confiscation.” In an extreme example of how desperate things can get, in 2012 the Hungarian government, facing a major debt crisis, nationalised all pensions. Anyone who’d been saving for their retirement suddenly found their pension taken from them “in the national interest”. In return, they were promised that the government would look after them in their old age. Can you imagine that? Waking up one day and finding the money you’ve put aside for retirement is gone, with only a promise from a bankrupt government in its place?

Imagine how it would feel to see your life’s savings taken from you to pay for the mistakes of a bunch of feckless politicians who couldn’t get the country’s finances in order.

It’s many people’s worst nightmare… Of course, no one is saying that will happen in Britain – yet. But it goes to show that when a government gets desperate enough, there’s no limit to what they can do. That’s why I’m writing to you now. This is the warning people in Hungary never had. Because at the moment, you still have the chance to put your wealth out of harm’s way. But only if you act right away. Remember: Here in Britain, our own governments have been quite willing to act with these kind of aggressive measures. Just think back to the 1970s, when tax rates were pushed to an extreme level, peaking at 83%.

Capital controls were enforced that made it illegal for you to move more than
£500 out of the country. People found themselves trapped, living through an economic disaster with no way of moving their money elsewhere… forced to withstand the worst of a 25% inflation rate. On top of that, the government created strict dividend controls – limiting and taxing the amount of money you could collect in dividend payouts. In short, the government made a concerted effort to take as much money as it could from private investors – to save its own skin. And this isn’t ancient history I’m talking about. It was only forty years ago, in the 70s.

We believe this is exactly what today’s government is going to do:

Taking your money from you is the only way it has ANY chance of paying off the national debt.

And if you don’t act to protect your money, you could find yourself frighteningly exposed to the government’s insidious, grasping new policies.

In fact, you could already be feeling the impact of the government’s assaults. Because many of them have already begun… An underhand attack on your finances

There are two ways a government can take your money from you:
It can openly force you to cough up large sums of cash, through taxes. Or it can deceptively increase various underhand and devious ways of trapping, devaluing and taking your money. By being deceptive, the government can actually help itself to vast amounts of wealth… whilst very few people realise what’s going on. As we mentioned earlier, this is known as “Wealth Repression” in financial jargon. Financial repression involves the government reducing its debts by all means at its disposal. That means appropriating and controlling the wealth of everyone in the country, by:

Relentlessly pushing taxes higher

You’ve probably already felt this, on one level or another. For example, did you know that as of end-2013 this government has quietly pushed through 509 NEW tax rises? That’s included new capital gains taxes, a carbon tax, twelve new air passenger duties, new fuel taxes and increased VAT. Sure, they’ve slightly reduced taxes in certain areas of the economy – like corporation tax. But behind this smokescreen, they’re squeezing tax rates up everywhere they can. And it’s not all about raising taxes. It’s equally effective to reduce tax relief on the money you’ve already earned – like your pension. In the space of 5 years or so, the government has squeezed the limit on pension plans from £1.8m… to £1.5m… to £1.25m. If this trend continues, what comes next? A one off “pension tax” on all pension pots? All out nationalisation? No one can say. But the trend is clear – the government is slowly but surely squeezing money out of prudent citizens.

And taxes are just the start…

Deliberately pushing inflation up – the ultimate “Stealth Tax”

This is probably the government’s biggest weapon when it comes to stealthily confiscating your wealth.
By supporting the Bank of England as it prints money and keep interest rates down, both of which create inflation, the government engineers a “transfer” of wealth from prudent savers to irresponsible borrowers. Put simply, that’s because inflation erodes the value of the government’s debts… whilst making cash savings worth less and less as time passes. For example, according to the ONS prudent investors have seen the value of the pounds in their pocket reduced by 17% or over one sixth, since January 2008… simply because of inflation.

In short, your savings are being secretly devalued. The government is deliberately making you poorer, to inflate away its own debts.

Unfortunately, that isn’t the only insidious effect inflation has. Inflation also helps the government to “drag” more people into paying a higher rate of tax (a process known as “Fiscal Drag”). This process is well under way as well. In 2009 you had to earn over £50,000 in today’s money before you started paying the higher rate of income tax. This has now plunged to £41,450. If this trend continues – and I’m certain it will – we could soon see people earning as little as £30,000 in today’s money, paying higher rate taxes. The charts in this site here http://moneyweek.com/the-end-of-britain-where-we-get-our-figures/ frighten me badly and I can’t imagine ANYONE who watches this voting no. To vote no when this is coming is to be selfish. Should the answer be a #NO on the 18th September, YOU AND I WILL BE IN FINANCIAL RUIN! I always say with these blogs, do your homework, understand what you are voting for. We must as a country get out of this Union before it falls and we fall with it!

People, brothers and sisters, Money Week are never wrong, the link above shows a decline that is already happening. You think Austerity is bad now? Well read the link above and watch the video above. FIND ONE HOUR, THIS IS FOR MY FUTURE, YOUR FUTURE, OUR KIDS FUTURE!! DO NOT BE SELFISH AND TAKE US ALL DOWN A ROAD WE CAN’T GET OUT FROM.

ON SEPTEMBER 18th WE MUST VOTE YES, OTHERWISE WE ARE RUINED, I RESEARCH HARD AND THIS I HAVE RESEARCHED, I CHECKED THE NUMBERS, THEY ARE RIGHT. WESTMINSTER HAVE MADE A MESS, THEY SPENT MONEY THEY DIDN’T HAVE. WE WOULD BE BANKRUPT ALREADY IF BRITAIN WAS A COMPANY.

DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN! WATCH THE VIDEO, LOOK AT THE REASONS THEY CAME TO TELL THIS VIDEO IN THE LINK ABOVE!

This is not fear spreading, this video is for the UK. It has NOTHING to do with an independent Scotland. Should we vote no, say goodbye to your pension, your benefits, jobs and more. This is a dire warning and I ask you PLEASE find ONE HOUR! Do not be lazy

People, brothers and sisters, Money Week are never wrong, the link above shows a decline that is already happening. You think Austerity is bad now? Well read the link above and watch the video above. FIND ONE HOUR, THIS IS FOR MY FUTURE, YOUR FUTURE, OUR KIDS FUTURE!! DO NOT BE SELFISH AND TAKE US ALL DOWN A ROAD WE CAN’T GET OUT FROM.

ON SEPTEMBER 18th WE MUST VOTE YES, OTHERWISE WE ARE RUINED, I RESEARCH HARD AND THIS I HAVE RESEARCHED, I CHECKED THE NUMBERS, THEY ARE RIGHT. WESTMINSTER HAVE MADE A MESS, THEY SPENT MONEY THEY DIDN’T HAVE. WE WOULD BE BANKRUPT ALREADY IF BRITAIN WAS A COMPANY.

DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN! WATCH THE VIDEO, LOOK AT THE REASONS THEY CAME TO TELL THIS VIDEO IN THE LINK ABOVE!

This is not fear spreading, this video is for the UK. It has NOTHING to do with an independent Scotland. Should we vote no, say goodbye to your pension, your benefits, jobs and more. This is a dire warning and I ask you PLEASE find ONE HOUR! Do not be lazy

FIND

ONE

HOUR!

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A call to Scotland on why we must vote Yes!

I have started doing a lot of articles and blogs on why I think an independent Scotland is a must for everyone in Scotland. Since I have got involved I hear, read and watch the Yes people, people who will vote yes give real reasons, number crunchers, solid proof it can and will work. From the No voters side all I am hearing seeing and watching is fear and lies.
We are being lied to here in Scotland by many media outlets. I did this blog here about the Propaganda we will get http://shaunynews.com/2014/06/08/propaganda-against-an-independent-scotland-goes-into-full-gear-so-here-are-some-facts/

I think so far in the 5 places I put this it has had way over 100,000 reads. I am delighted people are reading it of course but I am more interested in who read it and why than numbers. I am more interested to know if minds have been changed
I know many no voters personally in real life and to be fair none give me a real reason, the reasons are often selfish and short sighted. My main worry is we get a no on September 18th because people were to selfish and stupid to see the bigger picture

This is NOT a vote for the SNP
This is NOT a vote for Alex Salmond
This IS a vote for Scotland’s future

We must keep in mind the SNP and Alex Salmond may very well be gone in 50 years, so voting is about Scotland and Scotland only. The figures from the top of my head are we give Westminster £9 Billion every fiscal year and receive £5 Billion in return. So for one, England does not prop Scotland up in any shape or form.

Scotland has 30% of the UK dept WHEN we break away as a free nation. Many don’t know this but should there be a vote today not one Nuclear weapon is in England. England are busy building their own Nuclear buildings and silos. I will say Westminster actually because I have English family and friends. As the world wars to own Nuclear weapons Scotland, the people inside are voting to rid ourselves of the nuclear option, we can show the world how to leave a union in a peaceful way
I see no hatred or abuse coming from the #YES side of the fence, but the #No side I see it every day. Abuse and hatred are the order of the day.

I was called “Hitler” by a close friend last week, in truth that friend was maybe tongue in cheek in his words, I am a nationalist, there is a fine line between a nationalist and a hater of English people or England. I just want Scotland to take care of its own affairs
The Yes people are doing things right, we don’t fall for the lies or propaganda (check the blog above) But the No people are panicking, they know it will be a yes and Scotland will be free. So I say again don’t be selfish in your vote. I know people in their 60’s and 70’s who are voting no and truly I say to them all “Do you really want to leave me and my kids with Austerity cuts?” Also the entire country. As long as we are honest and true the vote will be yes
I ask you all to ignore the lies, the propaganda and the hatred, we are better than that and we will show the WORLD we are better than this. We can be a world’s first
This is YOUR chance, OUR time, Scotland is ready, the Union is ready. Make it happen Scotland

Shaun

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More reasons why Scotland can’t test the water with UKIP

I have done a blog already on the real dangers of a Scotland being run by UKIP. This is a real and present danger to Scotland. The above and below images prove that if UKIP do win an Election with Scotland part of the Union that they would dissolve our Parliament as promised and treat us like Thatcher did. Our two options are David Cameron and the Tories or Nigel and UKIP! We as a nation must vote yes on September 18th otherwise we run the risk of being a funny comedy for UKIP

We can’t chance this people, vote with your mind, vote with logic, vote with the truth not lies from #NAW camps


Scotland has spoken already

I already said I think the dangers of UKIP will help an #AYE vote and I think I have show here again, this can only help us on September 18th, here is the blog I done and an Image below from Twitter saying exactly what UKIP think of Scotland. We can’t go near this, vote for our future, vote with your head not your heart

https://acenewsservices.com/2014/05/27/dangerous-uk-ukip-surge-might-make-an-independent-scotland-a-reality/
My last UKIP Blog

#danger-of-ukip, #edinburgh, #independent-scotland, #lord-monchton, #nigel-farage, #racist-homophobic-ukip, #scotland, #ukip, #ukip-hate-scotland, #ukip-surge, #welsh-parliaments

Dangerous UK UKIP Surge might make an Independent Scotland a reality

Been debating and thinking about the surge of UKIP votes. Now UKIP have said they WILL dissolve the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments. I think this surge of UKIP wins has made an Independent Scotland a reality. If the polls are right and UKIP would have caused a hung parliament had this been a general election in the UK I know for SURE no Scottish person would want this. So is there a way of thinking that UKIP could have just made the undecided, decide on yes?

This is the last time this right wing nut job was in my city Edinburgh

Now I am a #AYE campaigner and write for #AYE but we don’t do it with hate. The venom from the people in my city to this man is there for all to see and I believe my whole country will say no to Nigel. I think Nigel has JUST made a sure thing of the yes vote. We MUST as Scottish people look and research UKIP and it’s polices. If we do this and realise they are gaining support in England, we run the risk of this idiot running Scotland! This can’t happen, THIS CAN’T HAPPEN!


WE CAN’T HAVE THIS IS EVEN A MAYBE!


This was him in a pub in Edinburgh, Scotland


Salmond even warned us, but he played a BLINDER over UKIP and it’s racist, homophobic scum


WAKE UP SCOTLAND!

#danger-of-ukip, #edinburgh, #independent-scotland, #racist-homophobic-ukip, #scotland, #ukip, #ukip-surge, #welsh-parliaments

TRUE REASONS FOR YES SCOTLAND – WORLD PEACE

THIS IS OUR TIME, THIS IS OUR CHANCE, A WORLD FIGHTING “FOR” NUCLEAR WEAPONS, SCOTLAND FIGHTS TO GET RID OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS, WE CAN WALK AWAY FROM IT ALL AND LIVE IN A BETTER COUNTRY. STAND UP SCOTLAND AND DO YOUR JOB! YOU ARE NOT, NOT VOTING FOR THE SNP. YOU ARE NOT VOTING FOR SALMOND. YOU ARE VOTING TO BECOME THE RICHEST PLANET ON EARTH! A COUNTRY WITH VALUES, PUBLIC SERVICES!! WE ARE NOT VOTING FOR ANYONE, WE ARE VOTING FOR A FREE SCOTLAND. DON’T LOOK PAST THAT

STAND UP, RISE UP, RISE UP AND STAY UP!! WE CAN DO THIS!

Don’t listen to the fear, we can and will manage as a free country

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