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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Alex Orr Shows How The Scottish Papers Censor and Lie

   Alex Orr is one of the most prolific letter writers in a whole range of scottish newspapers. Last week a letter he wrote appeared in the "reader's letters" of both the Scotsman and Herald.
"While the party has had success south of the Border, where the majority want the UK to leave the EU, in Scotland this position is reversed. While UKIP in England has forced Mr Cameron into an In-Out referendum on UK membership of the EU, its isolationist agenda has only ever seen it inhabit the fringes of Scottish politics, where it is destined to remain."

   The fact is that he is a board member of the European Movement, also an SNP activist actively supporting all SNP policies.

He has never revealed that he is Managing Director of Orbit Communications, which is a public relations and public affairs specialist.

They have done PR work for numerous wind turbine developers.

They have also worked for Renewables UK "the voice of wind and marine energy".

It once again confirms that wind developers have the financial clout to hire such companies as Orbit Communications.

Not surprisingly Orbit are also members of the government financed wind propaganda machine Scottish Renewables.

Should Mr Orr's future letters not carry a "health warning"??

We don't know whether Alex Salmond's SNP pays for Alex Orr's avalanche of pro-SNP letters on the supposed benefits of the EU and how wind turbines will save the planet. Possibly not., but if not would anybody bet that Alex salmond's SNP government is giving him a lot more lucrative taxpayer funded contracts beyond just the windmill ones.

   In any case it is inconceivable that experienced journalists at these papers are in any ignorance that he is not simply an ordinary reader.

   Neither paper has allowed any reply. This is the one I sent, but even if they thought mine too truthful to publish they could have chosen another.

"Alex Orr is entitled to his opinion that UKIP are wasting our time standing in Scotland. However for propriety he should, in this and the other letters he regularly gets published in the Scottish press, acknowledge that his is not the opinion of an ordinary reader but of an SNP activist and managinmg director of a PR company working for various "renewables" subsidy receiving firms. If he doesn't the papers that host him certainly should.

Fortunately in a democracy nobody is obliged to take advice not to stand.

Parties should be judged on their policies. The SNP support an "ever closer" EU; "100% renewables" by 2015 and thus ever rising energy bills; ever more bans; the catastrophic global warming scare story; increasing immigration; more job destroying regulation; opposition to free markets; & opposing referendums.

UKIP stand against the EU which costs Britain £150bn a year; for lower energy bills & thus also for ending the recession; for inmexpensive unsubsidised shale gas and nuclear rather than expensive subsidy driven windmills; for economic freedom as more successful than political control of the economy; for exposing the catastrophic warming scare as the fraud it is; for rolling back the smoking ban to allow smoking rooms; for not banning other things; for an independence referendum on the EU; for not being part of the EU's Shengen agreement pushing more immigration; and a general right of referendums to stop the politicians pushing through things the public don't support.

If mr orr honestly believes in your party's policies (which I grant are mainly also the policies of thje LabConDems) he should promote them honestly and we will promote ours.

The Rutherglen council by election on Thursday, where UKIP got twice the Green vote and only 17 short of the Tories shows we have some way to go but that we are moving fast in the right direction."

  A letter based on all but the first 2 paragraphs also went out to the other papers. They weren't published either.     A comment I put on the online Herald didn't appear either (the Scotsman having long ago banned me for not keeping silent about the dissection of living people in Kosovo. I have put up this new comment and will await its appearance or otherwise.     "It is regretable and arguably a sign of a lack of journalistic integrity that while both the Herald and Scotsman publish the same vitriolic letter (which makes no attempt to address the difference between his employers' and UKIP's policies) from this professional PR representative of the "renewables" industry, the SNP and the EU, both papers have declined to publish any reply from UKIP supporters (including mine).

Perhaps both papers should just let the SNP/EU/Windmill salesmen write all their letters and provide all statements from "members of the public" thus cutting out the middleman."

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This is very reminiscent of the situation in the run up to and early days of Britain's membership of the EEC . The BBC and main newspapers were nobbled.

The situation was covered with some frankness in a Radio 4 programme called "A Letter To The Times" , broadcast in 2000. I have a very revealing article with extensive quotations from the programme which was produced by EUROFACTS .

If you want a copy, contact me through the website of the Campaign for an Independent Britain (CIB)'
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