Nick Robinson talking rubbish about Russell Brand and Democracy

BBC man:  I've got a beef with you Brand

BBC man: I’ve got a beef with you Brand

We live in what’s called a democracy, but is owned by the people who provide the money. — George Monbiot

The parties are beholden to the people providing them with their election funding. — George Monbiot

Nick Robinson shows he is a worthless hack, too lazy to even get the facts right, with his infantile attack on Russell Brand in the Radio Times.

Brand continues to tell people that all politics and all politicians are corrupt or venal or a waste of time

Russell Brand is wrong to say you shouldn’t vote

At no time has Russell Brand made either statement. I suggest Nick Robinson takes the time and trouble to read and comprehend Revolution, watch The Trews.

Nick Robinson goes on to say:

yes it does make a difference whether you vote or not and who you vote for

Did Nick Robinson visit Scotland during the Indy Referendum? If he did, he may have noticed the high voter turnout, the public meetings, the public participation, the contempt for the clowns from Westminster, that Ed Miliband had to be escorted out of a shopping centre by security for his own safety. Or if he did visit Scotland, he seems either not to very observant or failed to learn any lessons.

What we have is not democracy. What we have is a sham democracy, and it is people like Nick Robinson who are part of the problem.

No it does not make a damn difference if you go out and vote, Tweedledum or Tweedledee, Tory or ToryLite, David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband, can anyone tell the difference? They are all offering different shades of the same policies, austerity, Shock Doctrine, slash and burn of public services, welfare cuts.

Has Nick Robinson looked to what is happening in Spain and Greece, the two fastest growing parties are saying no to austerity, no to Shock Doctrine, no to privatisation, no to slash and burn of public services?

The only party offering a radical alternative is The Green Party, and yet the BBC, the same BBC for who Nick Robinson is Political Editor, blocks the Green Party from any discussion.

We are now in a five party world, with the LibDems as also rans. Why does the BBC not reflect this?

The people wish to see an end to tax dodging, rail nationalised, energy companies nationalised, end to austerity, and yet we do not see the two main parties calling for this.

Russell Brand has not said all politicians are corrupt and venal. He highlights Caroline Lucas, who works hard on behalf of grass roots, not donors, not Big Business, as someone worth voting for.

Russell Brand has not said do not vote, he even makes the point he is not telling people not to vote. What he is doing is questioning participating in the present corrupt system, where casting a vote makes not a jot of difference, that all you are doing is at best choosing whose turn it is to get their snouts in the trough, to act as cheer leaders for Big Businesses and party donors.

If you play their games, you are playing by their rules.

Is the pantomime that takes place in the House of Commons democracy?

You can vote, you can protest, and nothing ever happens, because our corrupt politicians are accountable to their paymasters, not us.

If Nick Robinson cared so much for democracy, real democracy not sham democracy, he would not be writing rubbish based upon lazy journalism attacking Russell Brand, he would be attacking the BBC for barring The Green Party from any election debate, he would be attacking the sham democracy, he would be calling for the removal of dirty money from politics, he would be out on the street, reporting on protests, reporting on Occupy, spending time at anti-fracking sites, he would be questioning why an idiot like Nigel Lawson gets wheeled out as a climate expert, questioning where his funding comes from, why has been politicians get wheeled out as experts on anything. He should be reporting on those who are trying to change the present system, to move from sham democracy to real democracy, which would then encourage others. The reason he does not, is because he does not wish to disrupt the cosy media-political establishment of which he is part.

Yes, it’s my job to leave my personal views and prejudices at the door when I report on TV or radio or online. I am not, though, required to be impartial between democracy and the alternatives. What’s more, if Auntie ever asked me to be, I’d refuse or quit the job

All Nick Robinson is doing is encouraging people to continue to prop up the existing rotten system, rather than encouraging them to explore alternatives, even worse, following the example of the gutter press, smearing those who are fighting for a better society.

It looks like it is time for Nick Robinson to quit.

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