It’s a brave new world

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The one lesson the vast majority of news outlets should consider taking on board in these changing times is one that is absolutely central to their role in everyday life is to simply concentrate on reporting the news, just report the news in an unbiased manner and without agenda and allow the public to make of it what they will.

I do not need bias or slants placing on my news and I will say that the BBC to which I pay a licence fee is the prime offender in this highly annoying modern twist to news reporting.

Recently we have had Brexit and now we have President Trump. The BBC as well as many other news outlets did their level best to scupper the balance of information reaching the public. They used polls and statistics, outlandishly biased reporting techniques and one-sided attacks.

The people who voted for both of these outcomes have been classed as illiterate, uneducated, misogynistic, xenophobic, bigoted nationalist racists.

And still the people voted in a way that did not fit the agenda. The people voted that way because times are changing. We have had enough, we have had enough of paying billions in tax to institutions that do not share our visions for a future we aspire to. We do not wish to forego our nationalities, traditions, values and beliefs. These are things we have fought for, we have bled for and we are proud to have achieved.

I voted for Brexit and I would if I could have voted for Donald Trump. Why? I am British and I want to trade with the world. In short I do not like being told what shaped bananas I can buy, nor that I should be prevented from buying them in pounds and ounces and in anything other than pounds sterling.

As for Donald Trump, we have just had eight years of Barack Obama with Bush, Clinton and Bush Snr before him involving America (and Britain) in all manner of conflicts it has no business in, bombing and displacing millions and taking NATO to the brink of war with Russia.

In one day, we have had speeches from both sides stating on the record that both would like to engage in a profitable and peaceful future of cooperation.

Trump makes money, he is a businessman and that suits me just fine.

I want a happy, healthy world where everyone has a home and is not hungry – I do not want WWIII.

And if that means we remove politicians from politics and replace them with loud-mouthed and often offensive businessmen and women intent on making money rather than dropping bombs, bring it on.

I would much rather be offended than irradiated and or vaporised. It is a brave new world, grasp it.

LS

Sheffield