talkRADIO (Tomlinson Talks): BBC & Extinction Rebellion – Connor Tomlinson, Young Voices UK

talkRADIO (Tomlinson Talks): BBC & Extinction Rebellion – Connor Tomlinson, Young Voices UK

uh let’s talk uh to our regular guest of a monday night uh conservative commentator connor tomlinson good evening connor evening again kevin uh the bbc uh it’s we’ll never learn its lessons will it uh that it’s gonna go press ahead uh by appointing jess braemar uh who’s got a long track red record for ranting on social media against brexit ranting against boris johnson classic bbc guardianista type she’s going to take over as executive head of their news channels uh and therefore we’re supposed to believe in the impartiality of the bbc how can we if they give a woman like that the job well after a day of communist insurrectionism in the capital it’s quite nice to have a pinata that both sides of the aisle can be obviously most of the political rights in britain believe that they’ve been ostracized from the dialogue by the bbc’s partisanship and the left wing hate the bbc because they’ve killed doctor who after the last couple of years and don’t worry lads i can sympathize with that as well but i think when we were examining jess branmart we should probably go down the rabbit hole of her career history because as much as she’s been deleting 16 000 tweets yeah the good brexit staff including i mean look i’m not going to talk about anti-borrow stuff at this point because we’re no fans of the nine either of the last couple of months and one particular job application interview that says non-binary candidates only how diverse is inclusive it’s more about the software she actually hasn’t bothered to hide but hasn’t been picked up on that’s more interesting so as you said she worked for the huffington post before she resigned because huffington post went woke went broke and buzzfeed their parent company cut the huffington post uk staff since then she’s failed upwards and is now pending to work at the bbc the interesting thing is who her fellow works for and he was the huffington post’s was it buzzfeed actually buzzfeed uk’s uh political editor and then he went on to work out the guardian oh god knock me down with a feather well the interesting thing then is to combine the bbc in the guardian a lot of people don’t know the bbc is actually the leading purchaser of the guardian newspaper every year using the license fee and they spend i want to get this figure right 139 000 pounds a year of taxpayer money on the 1 300 copies weekly of the guardian newspaper and an extra 18 000 pounds for the observer as well so i guarantee as soon as she gets into office they’re the only person going straight up exactly yeah um no i’m pretty sure my sister bought it once so ryan lined the rabbit’s cage but other than that but i’m starting to think the guardian newspaper sales might keep going up as soon as the bbc uh uh have her in on a serious basis though you know uh journalists you know a lot of us are basically employed for our opinions we’re employed to be opinionated uh you know talk radio allows allows me to say what i think about anything uh and for the various newspapers i’ve always worked for have hired me to voice my opinions that’s okay that’s radio stations that’s newspapers that’s the way it is but the bbc stakes its existence on the impartiality the unbiased nature of its news coverage that every licensed fee payer can rely on and that’s important because uh license fee payers they pay 159 quid a year you don’t pay that for one particular opinion you pay it for unbiased news coverage how can we rely on unbiased news coverage if the obvious extreme left winger jess braymar is in charge of news well i don’t think we can rely on unbiased coverage in any facet of the bbc and that’s been a lot of i know calvin robinson does a lot of work on this grant etc with defender bbc that’s been the argument for scrapping the license fee wholesale for years and as much as people can turn around and say oh well they appointed you know the new head tim davies he’s involved in the conservative party what a lot of people don’t know is that recently the bbc internal documents and a publicly available post about their diversity inclusion and equity program it’s funny how that little acronym spells out die because that’s exactly what it’s going to do to the bbc um the plan involves not only having all of your audiences represented including racial hiring practices so for research positions that can only be blame only candidates because for some reason i would be incapable of researching because i’m white but also because they said they wanted at least 50 of their gay employees to be out at the workplace now it’s kind of strange that they’re going to be going around doing some sort of inquisition asking their gay employees yes or no uh it’s it’s pretty weird that they’re trying to do that to hit some tick box quota and that’s under the supposedly more conservative leadership so the issue is doesn’t matter about party affiliation it doesn’t matter about whether or not they’re honest about their views in the job interview you’re always going to get infiltrationists you’re never going to get to be non-partisan and as long as it’s taxpayer-funded it’s never actually going to be accurately representative of the people that are forced to pay for it so i’m very much on the side and i think a lot of people have become on the side of this of make the bbc live and die of its own merits of being a subscription-based service and see if they can actually make some decent programs that caters to people that want to watch it for once couldn’t agree with you more it should live or die on its own production if they put popular programs on they can sell lots of advertising and the commercial imperative would give the bbc the shot in the arm it so desperately needs but uh you’re talking about an organization uh you alluded to to it there connor that’s currently spending a hundred million pounds on diversity and not nearly as much money on programs uh the new director general the newish director general uh came out fighting he looked to be an encouraging appointment in so far as he said i’m going to uh stop the bbc being so left-wing i’m going to stop it being so woke uh and his cat could proceeded to do nothing of the sort i think he’s as bad as the rest of them absolutely and he oversaw i forget the woman’s name who was i know this was covered before she was doing about three days a week for a ridiculous salary just tell everyone that she’s racist around the office isn’t that wonderful i’m glad that you’re already expert on that sir june sarpong that’s the person yeah what is diversity yes she gets a extraordinary amount of money about 200 grand for three days a week oh money well spent it’s not an extortion racket whatsoever the other one was our uh ann foster actually as well i remember that name because she was part of the bbc’s diversity workforce and she’s one of the heads of these schemes and it’s funny actually again as i said that you can’t rely on party affiliation or professed ideology to actually be conservative or representative of a lot of social conservatism in the country because she’s part of and it’s on her website she brags about it i want to get the name right again the prime minister’s race disparity advisory group so she is part of a group headed by the so-called conservatives that’s not based on individual freedom allowing people to have merit it’s based on making equal outcomes which is a communist presupposition based on people’s racial identity as if race somehow controls behavior so again one of these race realists and and social communists um is being employed by the so-called conservative party and the so-called more conservative leaning more representative bbc you can’t trust these people for a minute uh i agree uh you alluded earlier connor to the communist tendencies of extinction rebellion i’m not quite sure what you’re getting at but my theory on these people i think it’s more than a theory just as i do not believe that the black lives matter organization actually care that much about racial issues they’re more interested in smashing capitalism destroying the nuclear family and defunding the police i don’t believe that extinction rebellion people are that bothered about climate change they just use it as a cloak under which they can smash capitalism hammer the government and generally rail against the britain’s traditions that’s absolutely true and this is one of these specialist subjects for me because after the cenotaph was defiled with their their brief stunt last year i wrote a piece for daily express it made it to the digital front page and that was the night before i was debating one of extinction rebellious founders at durham union at the university digitally and i made it to their twitter so i was happily public enemy number one for the afternoon the thing is the founders i’ve been there many times mate don’t worry oh it’s a great club in it it’s free drinks on saturday um so founders like roger hallam etc they’ve turned around and said some people will need to die for democracy to be overthrown that the it’s not about the climate it’s about dismantling patriarchy white supremacy and heteronormativity so apparently being straight’s a problem too for the for the environment um and also during my durham debate with the extinction rebellion co-founder uh uh bill if i know it’s claire farrell and you can check me on that one i put it in an article that i wrote for the federalist about climate lockdowns actually because it’s proposed she proposed recycling lockdowns to decelerate capitalist growth and institute a form of socialism which also deals like race reparations it’s a big mental mind map i’m sure we’re far too intellectually inferior to actually understand how that’s going to save the planet um but i don’t believe extinction rebellion has the best aims at heart for the environment or the british people they they clearly want to use the environment as a trojan horse for their grand social exactly right exactly right and if they really wanted to protest about climate change or the damage that humans allegedly do to the environment they wouldn’t be in the middle of saint martin’s lane with a stupid big pink table railing against corporations and evil capitalist companies they’d be outside the chinese embassy because nothing we do will make any difference the chinese uh could be persuaded to stop polluting the uh world to the tune of 28 of global uh uh carbon emissions if we could persuade them to do something about it then extinction rebellion would be doing something however they don’t do that because i don’t think they really care it’s not they don’t care it’s they don’t want to admit someone that could be tied to their side is incorrect because then you’d have to admit all sorts of dire humanitarian issues have been converted by the chinese communist regime which have broadly put themselves under the socialist rubric actually in that debate i had one of the i believe he was a labor momentum activist came out and defended china in many respects and then tried to then retroactively claim that china was capitalist country when people were throwing themselves off the top of buildings because they couldn’t escape their workplaces that’s not capitalism that’s slavery and there’s a very distinct difference but also extinction rebellions they really cared they’d be offering a lot more solutions i spoke to so at my university when i was an undergrad i spoke to the one of the scientists who authored their white paper and the white paper essentially amounts to claim a climate emergency now i’ve done more actual legislation in my green papers so for a lot of people who don’t know i’m the policy director of the british conservation alliance we’re one of the largest campus based environmentalist action networks in the uk big name but it’s a big claim for us and i have just worked on a paper that’s released next week with the adam smith institute talking about a lot of the market-based practical environmental solutions because if you spend all everyone’s money on these big problems everyone else is on the hook when those from when those uh solutions to those problems go wrong with the government spending so if we if we allowed the entrepreneurs to be rewarded for the solutions then we’d reap the benefits of the clean air clean water et cetera and they get paid for the inventing they do but because of the aversion extinction rebellion have capitalism yeah for some sort of nebulous marxism they ignore all the practical solutions and then said go give us all the power and we’ll promise we’ll be really nice when we’re controlling your lives we tried that with lockdown it didn’t work i don’t think we want to try it for the sun monster i totally agree uh connor always a pleasure to talk let’s do it again next week connor tomlinson there conservative commentator with his regular slot of a monday night i’m kevin
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