The thing is though, I want it to be true

BBC staff are said to be in “uproar” after the corporation’s canteen instigated a “six chip” rule for cooked meals.

Servers in the kitchens at Broadcasting House caused widespread bafflement after they were seen individually counting out chips as part of a new quota for employees.

Rebellion quickly started brewing among the BBC’s staff over the policy, some of whom took to social media to express their dismay.

Sharing a picture of his pitiful serving on Twitter, Arif Ansari, head of news at the BBC Asian Network, wrote: “New rules in the BBC canteen limit the number of chips to six.

The bosses deny it all. But I want it to be true. For I’d like to make sure that whatever nonsense it is that people think they’d like to impose upon us – booze limits, potato consumption, reductions in meat eating, no sugar in soda pop, all of them – get imposed good and hard on the BBC first.

18 thoughts on “The thing is though, I want it to be true”

  1. Salt! Fried food! Surely it should be tofu and beans? All locally sourced. If they complain point out that their fodder is subsidised by licence payers and they should be grateful for any hot food on days when the wind doesn’t blow.

  2. I always find it satisfying when socialist policies come back to bite the perpetrator. Having purged the Corporation of those appalling pale good for nothing’s, when the chosen people speak, you have to believe them and believe they are being oppressed.

  3. Given that they faithfully print press releases urging action like this on behalf of various loony Public Health sects, I can only assume they wanted them imposed on working class people, not august persons such as themselves.

    Anyway, if they pay normal prices for this food they have grounds to object or they can go elsewhere. If the Company provides it gratis then they can have no complaints.

  4. I’ve been saying for ages that a Conservative government, if it wished to abolish all the Statist nannying but didn’t want the grief it would get from the usual suspects would instead make sure that the rules were enforced good and hard on those under its control first, on the ostensible grounds that the State should be providing an shining example for the masses below. But with the unstated aim of abolition once the inevitable howls of protest rose………

  5. “… imposed good and hard on the BBC first.”

    Indeed. They should all be made to live in the pods and eat the bugs they want for the rest of us plebs.

    “… Arif Ansari, head of news at the BBC Asian Network…”

    Shouldn’t he be based in Asia?

  6. Unfortunately this will probably turn out to be a case of “never ascribe to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence”. Two possible scenarios: 1. The kitchen failed to order enough chips and the servers were ordered to ration them. 2. The food budget was getting tight and the beancounters told the kitchen staff to become chipcounters to save money.

  7. Is Asian news different from everybody else’s then?

    I live in Asia. it’s just called ‘news’ here.

    Shouldn’t he be based in Asia?

    The BBC’s China correspondent isn’t. I guess they lean heavily on google for stories…

  8. OT from the Sage of Ely on twattter.

    “ People keep asking me where the money to pay for nationalisation will come from. The answer is it won’t come from anywhere. The Government will issue new bonds that they’ll swap for the shares. This happens in almost every corporate takeover. There is no cost to taxpayers.”

  9. Murphy: “The Government will issue new bonds that they’ll swap for the shares. ”
    Well, then, why not just buy up Apple, Google and Facebook while they are at it? Apparrently the shareholders won’t mind.

  10. whatever nonsense it is that people think they’d like to impose upon us – booze limits, potato consumption, reductions in meat eating, no sugar in soda pop, all of them – get imposed good and hard on the BBC, MPs and Public Sector staff first.

    FTFY

    @Jim November 23, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Agree, I”ve been saying same for years. A good start: Lady Nugee (aka Thornberry) being sober and losing a lot of weight

    @Dennis

    +1 The food looks awful, although 9 chips. I’ve had more appetising in greasy spoon cafes

  11. BBC QT Audience Woman dressed as Letterbox howling about Johnson’s Letterbox comment

    She has a degree in English, and is an English teacher.

    During all of that significant university education, she didn’t do the bit that says that only 7% of communication is verbal, the remaining being intonation @ 35% and non-verbal the remaining 58%.

    It’s culturally inappropriate to hide your face and disguise the rest of your body, and in this society, is a barrier to communication.

    But that view is apparently racist.

    Boris was just telling it as it is.

  12. BBC QT

    Remember this guy? The gobby Question Time audience member who made the false claim that Harold Wilson remained neutral in the 1975 referendum, rather than ask a question on Question Time. Jeremy liked his contribution so much he tweeted it out:

    Well said.#BBCQT #RealChange pic.twitter.com/Ymj1THAXyA

    — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 22, 2019

    His name is Liam Shrivastava, he is according to his LinkedIn profile, a Communications Officer for the Labour Party:

    So when people complained that [audience] was like a Labour Party rally they weren’t wrong…

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