GUEST WRITER: Roy Anthony Neale
With every day that goes by my anger is growing and growing!
EVERY DAY of the week the government releases a new scare story or some carefully designed piece of propaganda. They’ve already got their diary filled with a different scare story to be released on each day leading up to the referendum date. Not only that, but this has been going on for months BEFORE the official campaigns were supposed to start, which has given the ‘Remain’ campaign a huge head start, and during which time Conservative MPs were muzzled by Cameron, so that only he and his remain campaign cronies were allowed to make public statements about the EU.
The British people are paying taxes to the government, so that it can then finance propaganda designed to sway them towards what IT wants. Also the vast majority of the British public DO NOT REALISE that the T.V. channels such as the BBC, ITV, Channel4, SKY, etc are all backing Cameron’s cause, so they watch the news and documentaries thinking they’re being given neutral information, but IN FACT THEY ARE BEING FED VERY SUBTLY every day WITH PROPAGANDA FROM THE REMAIN CAMPAIGN, giving it a very unfair disadvantage over the leave campaign, which doesn’t seem to have ANY mainstream media supporting it at all. This is not only utterly infuriating and a grotesque act of totalitarian-style, communist-style deceitfulness, but also an outright betrayal and deception of the British people. Every channel and also every newspaper should be made to state which side it supports, and not be allowed to hide behind supposed neutrality.
Even more infuriating is the fact that the ‘Leave’ campaign has absolutely NO media platform on which to offer a counter argument to the claims made!! According to the official rules of debating, each assertion has to be answered by the opposing side. Every single day ends with a new claim made by ‘Project Fear’ being left unanswered and unchallenged, and therefore, in the public perception, scoring an apparent victory for the ‘Remain’ campaign. Any time given to ‘Leave’ campaigners to answer is craftily edited so that their answer has minimum impact. It’s like a football game in which one side is not allowed to have a goalkeeper, but has to play with an open goal, whilst the other team’s goal has a fence across it.
EVERY television channel is very subtly or less subtly backing Cameron’s propaganda machine.
Not a single channel gives a fair opportunity for the ‘Leave’ campaign to present its counter arguments. Moreover, not a single T.V. channel is available for the ‘Leave’ campaign to make its own assertions, after which the ‘Remain’ side would then be required to give counter-arguments. Has the WHOLE of the media been bribed or payed off by Cameron in a mass-bribery?
Actually yes, via EU funding and EU payments ( which is actually our own taxes being used against us by the EU ) to each TV channel!
The debate, if one can call it a debate, is therefore utterly unfair and utterly imbalanced. It is more like a lecture than a debate. A lecture in which questions to the lecturer are not allowed, but which the students are forced to pay for and forced to listen to.
Add to this the fact that the “students” themselves are also forced to pay 9 million pounds for a book summarising all the propaganda which it is hoped they will swallow, and which allows absolutely NO mention of the counter-arguments which the opposing side would like to give, then the ‘Remain’ campaign must by this point be feeling pretty smug and must think that if they just keep up this performance, they will have it “in the bag.”
The leaflet given out in 1975 gave both sides of the argument, but that referendum was only about economic cooperation. The current referendum dwarfs the 1975 one in importance, as the EU has “mushroomed” and is now on the verge of swallowing up the sovereignty of all countries under its power, and yet the leaflet given out this time fails to give pros and cons and is simply pure propaganda….