Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Libertarian Alliance and the BBC

A few days ago, David Farrer marked the passing of Dr Chris Tame, the director of the LA. Here, from their website, is their stated raison d'etre:
The Libertarian Alliance (LA) is Britain’s leading free market and civil liberties think tank. It currently has more than 700 publications in print dedicated to the principles of life, liberty and property.

Relating to all of the racial shennanigans going on around here, and to add fuel to Neil's fire, I have just come across this press release from the LA. I'm a bit behind with this, as the incident occurred in February, but it seems that the Bolshevik Broadcasting Association seem to have a new way of editing their programmes. Apparently post-production facilities have been cut and so removing guests who challenge their liberal agenda half-way through the show seems to be the new editing.
Today, Dr Sean Gabb, Director of Communications for the Libertarian Alliance, was invited to take part in a discussion of multiculturalism on the BBC World Service. Also taking part was Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, a regular columnist for The Independent. Dr Gabb was taken off air just half-way into the discussion and told he was no longer required.

And what exactly was Dr Gabb saying that was so offensive?
"I do not necessarily object if people want to come to this country to look for a new life. I do object if they want this at my expense - at my expense as a tax payer, and at the expense of the constitutional rights which are my birthright."

"Every so often, someone stands up and tells us what benefits we have had from diversity. Such may be, but we must also consider that part of the price has been a police state. In this country, we have severe restrictions on freedom of speech, on freedom of association and on freedom of contract - all in the name of good race relations."

"The Libertarian Alliance believes in repealing all the race relations laws and in shutting down the Commission for Racial Equality."

When Yasmin Alibhai-Brown objected that this would remove all controls on racial attacks and on discrimination, Dr Gabb replied:

"Yasmin, are you saying that the white majority in this country is so seething with hatred and discontent that it is only restrained by law from rising up and tearing all the ethnic minorities to pieces?"

Her answer was yes, though she seemed to think better of this answer immediately after. But she did not take the invitation to deny that the white population was only kept in line by criminal laws to restrain them from attacking ethnic minorities. When Dr Gabb asked if she seriously believed he wanted to murder her, his microphone was turned off and he was "released" from his engagement with 20 minutes of discussion still to run.

But, surely this must mean that Dr Gabb is a filthy racist? And that he is actually a covert BNP special ops man, secretly seeding the media with anti-immigrant filth...
The Libertarian Alliance, which believes in freedom of migration, and is opposed to all forms of collectivism, including racial collectivism, finds it disgraceful that Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is allowed to make racist comments against the white population of this country, while a liberal defender of civil liberties, freedom of association and free speech is censored. How would it be, if a white person had said that blacks were only kept from raping and looting by fear of the police? Indeed, the BBC's decision on what it is "politically correct" to broadcast underlines Dr Gabb's comment on the programme that the price of multiculturalism appears to have been censorship and the creation of a police state.

No, not really. He is just pointing out that multiculturalism is destroying our own culture and is creating a police state. The Beeb obviously saw fit to remove him, although on what grounds they will justify this, I cannot imagine.

Still, at least Neil will be able to write another post entitled "The Devil's Kitchen supports Dr Sean Gabb's racist views"...

UPDATE: Welcome to readers of USS Neverdock.


DFH said...

Gabb was the best speaker at the Trafalgar Square rally yesterday - he gave an unequivocal defence of free speech that was spot on.

Er... just thought you might like to know.

Martin said...


That would be the same Yasmin Alibhai-Brown who entered the UK as a refugee from Idi Amin's racist murder squads.

By God, isn't she a bore.

Devil's Kitchen said...


Yes, she'a an appalling piece of dried up dog-dirt. I would take her to pieces, but Scott has done so more than adequately, on so many occasions, that anything that I were to say would be redundant.


The Pedant-General said...


But this is not anywhere close to the line that Frank Ellis took.

Your agreement with Gabb here casts absolutely no light whatsoever on your agreement with Ellis.

Gabb is making a principled case for equality of all under the law. Ellis was not. Gabb is making a cool, rational case to expose the lunacy, hypocrisy and woolly thinking of the cultural relativists. Ellis was not.

That's the difference.

Devil's Kitchen said...


Ah, see what you're getting at now. Hmmm, hadn't realised that Ellis was calling for any difference under the law, merely making a "biological observation" that he believed.

I take your point.


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