A call by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Winston Churchill MP, to the BBC to stop calling the German enemy Chancellor Herr Hitler and awarding his cronies their full titles, such as Reichsmarshall Goering and Reichsminister Bormann, has been rejected by the BBC on the grounds that the organisation is required to be impartial. The BBC also rejected on the same grounds a call to refer to the German governing party as 'Nazis' instead of using their full NSDAP designation.
The Chairman of the BBC said yesterday "Irrespective of the fact that Britain is at war with Germany, the BBC has a duty of impartiality and must stick to the titles and styles preferred by the NSDAP political leadership of the Third Reich. We cannot simply abandon our neutrality to support the UK - this would be biased"
The BBC is understood to have prepared contingency plans in the event of a German invasion of Britain that would hand over the country's entire broadcasting infrastructure intact to the invaders. "To deny the new NSDAP Gauleiter of the British Isles the use of our broadcasting equipment would not be impartial" said a BBC spokesman yesterday.
[NB The BBC's decision to continue referring to ISIS as Islamic State is actually the right one - but made for all the wrong reasons]