Workers and tourists in London’s W1 area have been warned to beware of falling objects as unprecedented numbers of BBC executives hurl themselves from tall buildings this morning.
Following the controversial interview with France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen yesterday, sections of the left-wing press have once again claimed the corporation is nothing more than a fascistic fifth column of the kind that Joseph Goebbels could only dream; at the same time the right-wing press continues in its insistence that the BBC is a neo-Trotskyite revolutionary army-in-waiting and we are all utterly doomed.
Cries of ‘We can’t wi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-in!’ followed by loud splatting noises have been echoing around Portland Place all day as leaders of this evil Nazi / Stalinist / propagandist machine decide to end it all before their vile plot to usher-in a Maoist hegemony of global bankers is discovered.
Meanwhile Russia Today and Channel 4 News have offered to fill any gaps in the BBC’s news output. So that’s a relief.
NatWest bank is to close the accounts of Dalston’s council-run broadcaster, DT, formerly known as ‘Dalston Today’.
Editor-in-chief Svetlana Molotovski tweeted: ‘They’ve closed our accounts in Britain. All our accounts. ‘The decision is not subject to review.’ Praise be to freedom of speech!’ It is not reported whether she managed to keep a straight face while typing that last bit.
In an interview with the Mercury Ms Molotovski said: ‘This action of corrupt Western government, please to silence organ of great democratic state of Dalston’, and then went banging on and on in Russian for some reason. We checked with Google Translate and we think what she said was: ‘How the Hell are we going to disseminate our totally balanced, fair and objective anti-American propaganda now? And what about our poisonous invective, eh? What’s going to happen to that?’
Dalston Today is financed entirely by the shadowy politburo of Dalston council and exists principally to air conspiracy theories so utterly deranged that only Donald Trump and George Galloway believe them.
News of NatWest’s action led to an immediate flood of support for DT as three million Moscow-based web bots and Ken Livingstone took to Twitter in outrage.
Dalston, of course, is known throughout the world as a beacon of tolerance and free speech unlike, for example, Russia which is best known for beating-up journalists, poisoning people with Polonium and locking up girls for dancing in churches while wearing balaclavas.