and there was
he was -
smeared by lying politicians - afraid of the truth,
then gagged by the BBC - afraid of the politicians.
THE QUESTION WHICH TERRIFIED THE LYING POLITICIANS -
"ARE WE PAYING CORRUPT & INEFFICIENT TAXES?"
1 the BBC promise
2 the people
3 what happened - text
4 what happened - wav files
6 what the politicians didn't know
7 the criminality
wav files down below.
They were made from a poor quality tape recording that was finally obtained from the BBC in March 1999,
Program broadcast 13 April 1997
The program was "Campaign Call", lead up to 1997 election in Britain
The presenter invited listeners to phone in with a question for panel of four political candidates. He promised that :-
a) "You introduce yourself, where you come from, and put your question,"
b) "your question will be answered by these four politicians,"
c) "then you get to give your assessment of how the four politicians answered your question"
So that is what I attempted to do
We [that's `me'] - phoned in with the question :- "do we have an inefficient and corrupt tax system?" [Why ask that ?]
The voices - order of speaking - with presenter Vaughan Roderick -
Helen Jones (Welsh nationalist) PLAID CYMRU
Alan Howarth (socialist) LABOUR PARTY
Roger Evans [ref.] (conservative) CONSERVATIVE & UNIONIST [ruling]
Richard Livsey (center party) LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
BBC producer = Mr Andrew Fry [ref.]
As you can hear
First speaker - Helen Jones - said Yes we do have an inefficient and corrupt tax system
thoughts : the nationalists were not expected to win any real power in the election, so she didn't care if she told the truth
Second speaker - Alan Howarth - half agreed but hedged
thoughts : the socialists expected to win, in Wales at any rate, so didn't want too much truth being told
Third speaker - Roger Evans - [ref.] ranted about communism, obviously aiming that smear at - [me] - as if even to ask the question were subversive
thoughts : a worker in the old Soviet Union putting our question to a corrupt Commissar would get the same reply - with the corrupt Commissar ranting about capitalism - to try to smear an awkward questioner
Fourth speaker - Richard Livsey - coming in after Evans had made it clear he was afraid to answer the question, tried to re-word the question to mean something else
thoughts : the center party was trying not to offend any powerful political party at that time
The presenter, or producer Andrew Fry [ref.], then decided to break the BBC's promise to let - [me] - speak
(thus breaking terms of BBC Charter),
by first defaming then gagging - [me] - leaving the politician's lies and slurs uncorrected, and unchallenged, and denying the public the right to hear the truth
thought: we see that the 'current affairs' output of BBC Radio Wales is censored and biased, very strongly influenced by BBC bosses in London, who are terrified of offending corrupt political bosses in England
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BTW - that's a much younger me at the start (a bit nervous too). Here's background to all that.
As you can hear, the lying BBC presenter (and the producer Fry) cut me off without any `right to reply' to the smears from that pervert politico - and afterwards the liar Fry threatened - later on the phone - saying `You would be well-advised to keep quiet', when I complained. Needless to say the BBC then also lied and denied it ever happened - and the toothless `broadcasting watchdogs' corruptly refused any help.
The offence and subsequent cover-up meant that those involved got special treatment within the the BBC
The BBC is supposed not to employ sons or daughters of high-ups. So incompetents 59-link shouldn't corrupt or degrade the service
CHECK THE RULES AT http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/
"How's your father?"
But, as with the 'Dimbleby' scandal (in the English BBC)
- the installation of his incompetent son(s?)510-link in high level jobs merely because Richard Dimbleby, a prestige 'royal occasions' presenter, knew where the bodies were buried -
- so this 511-link offence allowed Roderick512-link to trample over BBC regulations.
BBC Wales, against its own rules, allowed the employment - at high salary and in Roderick's department - of another Roderick!
denying the opportunity to a talented person from normal59-link population
What sort of person
a) would need or rely on such blatant favoritism?
b) would want to work in daddy's or mummy's shadow?
You've got it - A Royal (or other incompetent type59-link)!
CHECK THE RULES AT http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/
In view of nepotism and corruption in the BBC - have you noticed
POSH NEW VOICES / NAMES ON RADIO WALES RECENTLY?
CHECK THE PEOPLE AT www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales/sites/presenters/
Note: Roderick senior is now hidden - keeping connection obscure?
BBC'S LONDON-BASED HIERARCHY IS PREPARING FOR THE WORST
RADIO WALES COULD BECOME REALLY INDEPENDENT
(FREED FROM THE ENGLISH BBC)
SO, JUST IN CASE, THE ENGLISH BBC IS INSTALLING ITS STOOGES - 'NO-TALENTS' WHO MUST OBEY THE LONDON-BASED ELITE
EXACTLY AS CORRUPT ENGLISH BUREAUCRATS WERE PUT IN PLACE TO SUBVERT OR EMASCULATE & SABOTAGE THE WELSH ASSEMBLY !
NOW HELPLESS TO PREVENT GM POLLUTION OF WALES BY THE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS WHICH 'OWN' 514-link THE LONDON POLITICAL MACHINERY
LATE NEWS - WELSH FARM ALERT
WHAT DO YOU THINK ? - YOUR OPINION to http://www.bbc.co.uk/feedback/
NOW BACK TO THOSE CORRUPT & INEFFICIENT TAXES WE WORKING PEOPLE (& THE POOR) ARE FORCED TO PAY
What the BBC producer and the politicians did not know -
1) "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith, gives the underlying logic of a property owning democracy. In the book you'll find Adam Smith's rules of efficient taxation.
2) Later, I'd asked English tax experts selected by the BBC for another radio programme, if UK actually used Adam Smith's tax rules.
3) They'd never heard of Adam Smith's tax rules!
4) So had explained - on air, they then replied - on air - "Of course, that is the way it should be done, but we don't do that! Our tax system is grossly inefficient and unfair."
5) Which was why - [I] - used those words in that question to the politicos.
Impartial international assessment of Britain's tax system
"Britain's tax regime became inefficient and corrupt a long way back, passing the 'point of no return' in the 1950's".
Detail : The tax system began in 1945/6, theoretically taxing everyone equally. But the wealthy & powerful soon began avoiding taxation.
[Ie. the Church of England instituted the "Church Commissioners" for this purpose in 1948]
Of course this means poorer people must pay ever more in taxes - in addition to their own share they increasingly have to pay all the taxes avoided by the wealthy.
By 1955/6 it could be said (and was by an internationally respected statistician and tax-expert from Canada), that Britain's tax system had become so inefficient and corrupted by these practises that it had "gone beyond the point of no return".
The BBC had to suppress these facts before an election, no matter whether socialists or conservatives pocketed the country's taxes!
the organization responsible : -
"BBC Wales", Broadcasting House, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff. CF5 2YQ - UK
The BBC producer was Mr Andrew Fry
The BBC takes taxpayers money and a regressive 'licence fee' from UK citizens - in return the BBC is supposedly governed by a Charter
some extracts from a very long Royal Charter
(available here - text file)
It shall be the function of the Governors to
ensure that the Corporation and its employees and all programme makers engaged by the Corporation comply with the provisions of any code which the Corporation is required to draw up for the treatment of controversial subjects with due accuracy and impartiality and comply with any other code or guidelines applicable to programme content and standards
e) ensure that any comments, proposals and complaints made by viewers and listeners of the Home Services are given due consideration by and are properly handled by the Corporation;
ensure that the Corporation complies with any lawful directions given to the Corporation by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission or the Broadcasting Standards Council (as both such bodies are constituted under the Broadcasting Act 1990) and any body which wholly or partly takes over the functions of either or both of them after the date hereof;
9(2) The Governors however appointed shall (during such time or times as the broadcasting and programme supply services hereinbefore referred to shall be carried on by the Corporation) receive out of the funds or moneys of the Corporation by way of remuneration for their services as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, National Governor for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland or other Governor (as the case may be) such sum or sums as Our Secretary of State may from time to time determine
the `gamekeepers' are paid, and no doubt wined and dined, by the `poachers'
with our money
The RULES - British and International
It would seem that the BBC employees broke the BBC's core promises to the public.
[ see Promises 2, 3, and 5 ]
in addition to contravening the BBC Charter (probably these quotes are relevant).
Also it appears that the BBC directly contravened FIVE of the thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and indirectly colluded in the contravention of at least two further clauses.
See Articles 7, 8, 10, 12 and 19; and articles 17 & 21 clause(s) 2.
pseudo-patriotism - last refuge of a scoundrel
[re : a politician's attempted smear]
The politician clearly didn't know that [I] was a UK and NATO soldier who'd served in Africa, Asia, Arabia and the Gulf, northern and southern Europe, the Caribbean, the UK and Central and North America, often with small groups or working alone.
With 'positive vettings' throughout, whether working with African, American, Arabian, Asian, Caribbean or European colleagues.
List alphabetical for impartiality, but he did get to respect a certain old Kentucky grandad
[A soldier who's often working alone in foreign countries has to think independently. And it gets to be a habit ]
Adam Smith's Maxims for Fair and Efficient Taxation
1 - EQUALITY & OPENNESS - Citizens should pay the same proportion of income or property, and those amounts should be known to the public. If secrecy is allowed, there will be corruption to favor the rich and powerful; increasing inefficiency & waste and resulting in even heavier taxation of the non-rich.
2 - CONVENIENCE & FAIRNESS - Taxes on income should only be levied as a person receives that income. Likewise taxes on property should be taken when the property is either acquired or sold. It is unfair to demand money which does not exist.
3 - NON-ARBITRARINESS - Tax-collectors should not be allowed to alter the amounts levied as taxes, or the manner and timing of the levies, else there will be inevitable abuse and corruption.
4 - ECONOMY - Inefficient taxes should be abolished, else tax-collectors will impoverish the entire nation, to inflate their self-importance and to profit themselves.
`Adam Smith's Maxims' quoted in full