Friday, September 30, 2011

An excellent op/ed piece from the UK's daily mail about the reality portrayed by the BBC vs the demographic realities in the UK... 

Whatever the BBC say, Britain is still mainly white, Christian and straight

There are lies, damned lies and statistics. And then there’s the Integrated Household Survey from the Office of National Statistics.
The Government spends a small fortune on this annual exercise, which is designed to identify social trends in Britain. This year was the biggest ever, with a record 420,000 respondents.
According to the ONS, it is the definitive study of ‘sexual identity, religion, ethnicity and perceived general health’.

Surprising? 70 per cent of Britons claim to be Christian even if they do not attend church
Presumably, it is intended to reinforce the officially endorsed portrait of Britain as a vibrant mosaic of multi-cultural, religious and sexual diversity.
Certainly, that’s how it has been greeted on the Left. The Independent, for instance, was ecstatic. ‘Official statistics show big rise in number of Britons unsure of their sexuality’ it declared yesterday.
Under the headline ‘More varieties of sex, please, we’re British’, the paper rejoices: ‘Britons are becoming more sexually adventurous, with fewer defining themselves as “straight” and an increasing number answering “don’t know” when asked to define their leanings.’

Undoubtedly, if you ignore the facts, the Indy’s got a point. Over the past 12 months, there was a fall of 0.2 per cent in the number of adults who say they are ‘straight’.
That’s right, 0.2 per cent. His name is Reg, he lives in Rotherham, he hasn’t had a girlfriend for five years on account of his halitosis and he thinks he might have a bit of a crush on that bloke out of Torchwood.
But that doesn’t exactly suggest Britain is entering an enlightened era of hedonistic sexual flexibility.
I’d have thought the new figures would come as something of a disappointment to the high priests of homosexual equality. Only 1.3 per cent of men who replied to the survey say they are gay and just 0.6 per cent of women identify as lesbian.
That’s well short of the seven per cent claimed by the gay rights organisation Stonewall. And nowhere near the alleged 27 per cent who were reported by the BBC website last year to be either gay or bisexual.

Exaggeration: Whatever the BBC or stonewall may say, the ONS survey reports that only 1.3 per cent of men are gay
Ninety four per cent of men and women consider themselves 100 per cent heterosexual. Another four per cent said they couldn’t or wouldn’t answer the question. In other words: mind your own damn business.
It’s the same when it comes to religion. Despite the oft-repeated mantra that Britain is a secular society, in which the only faith which matters is Islam, the ONS reports that 70 per cent of us regard ourselves as Christians.
OK, so we may not all be regular churchgoers, but we are still cultural Christians, who broadly buy into the Ten Commandments — if only in the breach rather than the observation.
Islam accounts for 4.4 per cent of the population, although this often seems like an under-estimate — especially if you live in London or one of our other great cities.
Nevertheless, the survey contradicts the accepted picture of 21st-century Britain peddled by the vested interests of the social-engineering industry and endorsed whole- heartedly by the BBC. Practising Christians are regarded as a dangerous minority cult to be persecuted and harassed at every turn, while self-appointed spokesmen for Islam are treated with kid-glove reverence.
Only this week the BBC announced it was scrapping references to AD and BC because it didn’t want to offend, or discriminate against, non-Christians. To hell with the millions of Christians who pay the licence fee.
The BBC projects an image of Britain which is unrecognisable to most of its inhabitants. Its news bulletins and dramas are all refracted through the prism of diversity, multi-culturalism and political dogma.
No soap or police series is complete without a prominent, proselytising gay storyline — even The Archers, which these days is little more than an everyday story of Islington folk.
News reports and documentaries are all presented from a Leftist, metropolitan perspective. What must people living in Norfolk and Northumbria make of every school classroom they see featured on the BBC being packed full of little girls in Muslim headscarves?
I’ve written before about Question Time audiences bearing no relation to the demographic of the towns and cities from which the programme is being broadcast — instead resembling a Guardian leader writer’s fantasy of what Britain should look like.
Of course I understand how these attitudes become ingrained. If you live in London, the picture of Britain painted by the BBC and the Guardianistas seems pretty accurate. I’m reminded of the remark attributed to the Earl of Arran in the Sixties, when he was asked to explain why the House of Lords had legalised homosexuality but refused to impose a ban on badger-baiting: ‘Not many badgers in the House of Lords.’
BBC producers, quangocrats and Left-wing political activists only ever meet other people like themselves.
Where the problem arises is when they impose the prejudices of their own, self-regarding demi-monde on the rest of the country.
That’s why they seek solace in anything which ‘proves’ Britain is increasingly sexually adventurous and culturally diverse, however tenuous the evidence.
It’s also why every government and council job advert always seeks applications from sexual, racial and religious minorities who are said to be ‘under-represented’.
What the Integrated Household Survey actually shows is they are probably vastly over-represented,
Britain is still overwhelmingly white, Christian and robustly heterosexual.
According to the National Office of Sex, Lies and Statistics.

A scathing review of leftist social engineering policies in media. Not only does the author pin the motive and means, but he goes to lengths to point out the ineffectiveness and uselessness of such policy. Nice to see there are still Brits in Britain, even if currently have no say in her direction. 

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