The Wilted Rose

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Not only the EU, but now the BBC too has forgotten Wales

Some years back the EU notoriously left Wales off a map of the UK. But the London-based BBC is just as bad. Professor Jones-Evans will not be pleased; nor will I, as an Irishman who is also British and therefore a fellow Celt, because I am fed up with the metropolitan elite forgetting about us folk on the ‘fringe’ (except when it comes to the Edinburgh festival, or where they can send their children to university, e.g. Cardiff, Edinburgh, Queen’s).

So the BBC, as I just tweeted, thinks that the Wyre Forest MP Dr Taylor is the only current MP elected as an Independent.

My immediate reaction was, “What about Blaenau Gwent’s Dae Davies? Doesn’t Wales count?”

Doesn’t his 2,488 majority over Labour count? What is worse is that I could understand if the BBC had checked the 2005 election results only (which they clearly haven’t as the late Independent MP Peter Law was elected for the constituency then) and forgotten about the by-election results. They clearly haven’t checked either Wales or Scotland, and wouldn’t even had my home country of Ulster on their radar (after all, it’s not even part of GB).

Excuse me for saying this, but I thought it was the British – not the London or English – Broadcasting Corporation. Clearly not any more.


18 August, 2009 - Posted by | politics | , , , , ,


  1. No I am not pleased but most of the so-called ‘British’ press are anything but that.

    Comment by Dylan | 18 August, 2009 | Reply

    • I agree, Dylan. By the way, greetings from Turku School of Economics where I am for the next 2 weeks, as I have been here as a visiting researcher since June.

      Comment by Armchair Sceptic | 18 August, 2009 | Reply

  2. […] Not only the EU, but now the BBC too has forgotten Wales […]

    Pingback by Listings for ?S=As in Gwent | 19 August, 2009 | Reply

  3. best if the beeb is sold off as it is not pleasing people in England either. The beeb mis represents the facts of devolution to English viewers by saying legislation and policies are “british” when because of devolution they can only be English. The beeb is firmly against any mention of England and The English

    Comment by taly | 22 August, 2009 | Reply

    • We all know it as the Brussels broadcasting corporation.

      Comment by Armchair Sceptic | 26 August, 2009 | Reply

  4. Same utilitarian enter but there are some burden where I will not agree. But blanket its very good.

    Comment by Bigger Penis | 8 September, 2009 | Reply

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