At various times in its history, the publically-funded BBC has varied greatly in its duty to remain ‘impartial’ and ‘balanced’. Indeed, since the election of the
Author’s Note: The BBC is publically funded by an ‘enforced’ license fee – the bulk of which is paid for by the working-class – but the BBC
A working class interpretation of a thoroughly bourgeois BBC fluff piece.
This is hardly surprising, as fascism is merely capitalism in decay, and Farage’s racist UKIP movement simply represents an extreme version of already existing conservative viewpoints prevalent among staff at the BBC. Lexit has always acknowledged that genuine migrants are good for the UK, and has always opposed racism – this is why it opposed the EU.
Thirty-five years on, and the British born Chinese lead actor in ‘The Blind Baker’ – Gemma Chan – is asked by modern white British producers at the BBC to ‘put on’ a terrible Chinese accent that is supposed to represent how white British ‘hear’ Chinese people when they talk in England. In fact Gemma Chan speaks with a refined English accent which is easily discernible in her lead-role for the Channel 4 2015 Sci-fi series ‘Humans’. Although the word ‘ch*nk’ is omitted, Thompson provides all the stupid Eurocentric and racist stereotypes that have been evident for hundreds of years in the UK, and which form the bedrock of anti-Chinese racism. What is even more worrying about this blatant racist misrepresentation of Chinese people in the UK is that other British ‘white’ executives at the BBC vetted Thompson’s script and then ‘okayed’ it for production!