Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Cull the gluttonous scum

The reckless abandon with which the BBC threw around the TV tax in a series of pay-offs and golden handshakes, with faceless and pointless executives troughing hundreds of thousands each, unearned, unjustified, is really just the tip of the iceberg of feckless gluttony from those who have their grubby little fists on our public funds. For an organisation that so pompously sets itself up as a guardian of the public morals and a model of rectitude, the reality is a grubby, chiselling crooked peculation of public funds by managers for whom probity and stewardship are moral concepts as alien as modesty and humility. 

This latest episode must surely now convince everyone that the BBC simply deserves no place as a tax funded body in its current form. Only when those gluttonous scum are taking the money from the pockets of their shareholders rather than from the helpless British public will there be a chance that their greed can be curbed. 

9 comments:

Ian Hills said...

I can almost feel the spittle. Good stuff!

DeeDee99 said...

It might convince every normal licence-taxpaying citizen who has to fund it .... but it won't convince The British Establishment.

The BBC is their propaganda machine and also the way they keep the masses entertained and ignorant.

They won't let that go.

Anonymous said...

It's the way things are at the fall of the Roman empire. People out for themselves. Stealing from the never ending money tree is on the up and up. Here's another few troughers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-23149215

Coney Island

Anonymous said...

The BBC is full of scum thieves and common purpose knaves, this is how they behave: feathering the nests of fellow brothers and sisters - that's how public sector peculation and favour works.

Get a pay off, then move on to another highly paid public sector job - God darling it's so easy fucking peasy.

The system, it needs to be changed.

I recommend, if a man or a woman receives a pay off from a taxpayer funded organisation, be they of; quango, government, council, civil service, NHS - then they should not be allowed to work ever in the public sector again and no ifs or buts - a total moratorium.
Thereby stopping the revolving doors and "I'll scratch your back - if you scratch mine" ethos.

john miller said...

The Telegraph article is the usual inarticuate, inaccurate rubbish we have come to expect.

She quit, apparently after being passed over for the DG's job and received 17 years' redundancy.

You can't simultaneously resign and be made redundant. And even though the BBC wouldn't notice, I do believe they still have a COO.

So she wasn't made redundant.

Therefore she resigned. In response to this, the BBC gave her, in recognition of 17 years' service, something in the region of half a million quid, the rest being her salary in lieu of notice.

Let any of us in the private sector try that trick. Resign your job and wait for your employer to give you an eye-watering lump sum.

But of course, there was nothing wrong with any of this...

Really? No malfeasance on the prt of the Governers and Trustees? Don't they have an assumed fiduciary responsibility over the use of licence-payers' money?

I think they do..

Anonymous said...

@ john miller

Really? No malfeasance on the prt of the Governers and Trustees? Don't they have an assumed fiduciary responsibility over the use of licence-payers' money?

Yes they bloody well do! And we the public should hold them accountable.

Coney Island

Budgie said...

Gentlemen and Ladies, we have the solution in our own hands - don't pay the TV licence, and don't watch the stuff.

If you whinge and still have a TV licence you are a hypocrite.

themanwithmanychins said...

"the reality is a grubby, chiselling crooked peculation of public funds by managers for whom probity and stewardship are moral concepts as alien as modesty and humility"

That's the best description I have ever read of the BBC!

G. Tingey said...

British Management at its best ...
Pay all the executives, screw the people doing an honest job, like the reporters & studio staff.
What do they think the BBC is, British Leyland, 1972?

It is a crying shame, actually.