NHS Bill – Complaint to BBC about BBCQT – not one question!

BBC Question Time - David Dimbley behind desk - looking sardonic

I am sure not everyone will agree with what I said about the differences in NHS services and take-up of private health care in London vs other parts of England but it reflects my experience.

If you want to complain about the lack of BBC coverage of the general disquiet and dismay about the NHS Bill or BBC Question Time on 22nd March from Grimsby in particular, there is a BBC online complaint form here:


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The BBC seems completely out of touch with the general mood of public opinion and widespread fear and anxiety about the changes to our way of life as a result of the NHS Bill.  Even the Daily Mail was more in touch than the BBC!

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Benefit Fraud or Tax Dodgers? No prizes for guessing who are the biggest cheats around!


I was following up a forum thread about the Home Access Scheme on http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/free-laptop-grantsyesterday and getting seriously fed-up with all the comments suggesting or even stating that all the scheme claimants are layabout, druggie benefit-fraudsters!

The discussion disintegrated into a well “off-topic” rant about how benefit fraudsters are ruining the country.

The facts, not opinions, from The Treasury suggest otherwise. The big problem is, as always, with tax-dodgers.

Amplify’d from liberalconspiracy.org

1%: the real extent of benefit fraud

Work and pensions minister Chris Grayling was debating some policy wonk from Demos on the Today Programme over the announcement that credit checking agency Experian will be put on payment-by-results incentives to tackle benefit fraud.
Yet that 1% stat turns out to be entirely kosher, based as it is on government figures. That graphic is from here. The reality is that benefit fraud – while not morally commendable – is far, far less prevalent than anybody would reasonably expect, especially given the blanket media coverage of those who are caught out.
The £1bn a year it costs the taxpayer is little more than small change in comparison with the £850bn spent on the bank bailout. That  figure is one that everybody on the left should commit to memory ahead of the debates with the right that inevitably lie ahead.
Sunny adds: More importantly, Tax evasion costs Treasury 15 times more than benefit fraud
by Dave Osler
August 10, 2010 at 2:26 pmRead more at liberalconspiracy.org