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This is quite an interesting story in so much as why would the BBC spend untold millions of pounds building an underground bomb shelter to house their new News Studios? It is also quite worrying that the MSM are now that confident in the nations inability to think for themselves, that they can’t even be arsed to come up with a decent cover story.

Anyone who believes that one of the Worlds  largest, multi-million pound, bomb proof underground News studios  was built to thwart suicide bomber’s really is away with the fucking fairies. Has the BBC ever actually been targeted by suicide bombers? I may be wrong, but they haven’t to my knowledge.

And even if they were targeted, there is a limit to how many packs of explosives your average badaman can strap around his person without drawing attention to himself. Course, once inside the BBC reception, the ridiculously fat, profusely sweating, fella in a bomber jacket then has to get past the security guards. I will take it as read that you are’t  silly enough to think that the BBC just let people wander around the studios on their own are you? No, I didn’t think you were. 

Course, Bomber Joe could have a fake ID or something else just as far fetched. I can’t think what, but  for arguments sake, lets say he has. If that was the case, then there would be no need for the bomb shelter in the first fucking place, because it has still been possible to blow Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce to kingdom come.

So it is therefore safe to say that this rush of terrorist’s that the Beeb is expecting are all going to have to be content with just  blowing  up a couple of security guards on minimum wage and making a mess of the decor.

Never the less, if the beeb are  really that concerned  about the situation, why not build the reception walls out of re-enforced concrete? That would be a lot fucking cheaper. Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams would still be just as safe.

And, why is it just the News Studios?

Are the Beeb not bothered if Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Lala and Po get their legs blown off? What about Chris Moyles and Chris Evans over at BBC Radio Nonceland? They have news readers there… Do they get a Nuclear fallout shelter  bomb shelter to share?  


Or put another way, do the DJ’s at Broadcasting House get to share a brand new  bomb proof  Communications room  of the type that the Government would need to keep operational, say in the event of a National Emergency?

Moreover, unless the BBC top brass are suffering from delusions of grandeur, why would they need the biggest  nuclear fallout shelter in the world? The Beeb’s London studio is hardly the biggest media outlet in the world.

This ‘bomb proof’ room is in fact so fucking solid that “there has reportedly been problems with getting the graphics to work”.

So, it appears that once again I find myself  having to say: WAKEY FUCKING WAKEY PEOPLE.

A Fucking suicide bomber! As if.

The vast majority of the population maybe fucking stupid, but I’m certainly nobody’s fool. I wrote in an article for the Sovereign Independent Newspaper in October 2011 that the BBC know something big is coming. I based that on the fact that each and every one of the BBC’s news  reporters – including the country yokels who normally cover events such as the WI’s annual flower arranging show for BBC Radio backofbeyond – were being sent on a five day course to learn how to report the news whilst in the middle of a riot or other such like dangerous situation.  

 Never the less, you can all take comfort from the fact that while we are all dying of starvation or radiation poisoning, the  hard earned money that you handed over to the BBC will have been wisely spent on keeping George Alagiah  and  Gavin Esler safe.

It fucking stinks. Stop playing a part in your own downfall. 


BBC bunker: News studios built in bomb proof room to protect it from suicide attacks

The BBC’s new multi-million pound television news studio has been built to be bomb proof to protect journalists from suicide attacks.

The news room sits in a bunker under the main reception at the £1billion New Broadcasting House.

Staff have been assured they would be protected from a blast should a suicide bomber walk through the front door at the central London facility.

Bunker: The BBC's news room at New Broadcasting House is bomb proof to protect staff from suicide attacksBunker: The BBC’s news room at New Broadcasting House is bomb proof to protect staff from suicide attacks

A BBC source told The Sunday Express: ‘It’s directly underneath so if a suicide bomber came in the front door they would be right over it. We’ve been assured it’s bomb proof.’

The news room, described as one of the largest in the world, will go live in March, broadcasting the BBC’s three main daily bulletins at 1pm, 6pm and 10pm. The bulletins will undergo a makeover but the source said the changes will be subtle.


But despite licence fee money being spent on the overhaul, there has reportedly been problems with getting the graphics to work, which could delay the launch.

The source said bulletins may have to continue to be broadcast from Television Centre in White City while the glitches are ironed out, and added: ‘It will obviously cost money to run two control rooms’.

However, the BBC has denied this claim and said everything is ‘running on schedule’.

Revamp: The Corporation's three main daily television news bulletins will be broadcast from the £1bn facilityRevamp: The Corporation’s three main daily television news bulletins will be broadcast from the £1bn facility

The news room, which includes a large LCD display screen dubbed a ‘graphics halo’ will be in view of the cameras behind a glass partion and journalists have been warned to be on their best behaviour.

The insider added: ‘They must keep their desks clear, no jackets on chairs and no eating.’

New Broadcasting House has been funded by a 30-year bond deal and the Corporation says it will deliver savings of £750 million over the same period.

It will open for public tours in April, having been more than 10 years in the making, and will be home to around 5,000 staff.

It has included the refurbishment of the original Broadcasting House, which has been the home of BBC radio since 1932.

BBC Spokesperson: ‘New Broadcasting House provides new studios, new operating systems and new technology.

‘New TV studios give us the opportunity to refresh the look and feel of our news programmes including updating captions and graphics, but the titles and overall BBC News brand that viewers have come to recognise and love including the globe and BBC News logos are not changing’.

Refurbishment: New Broadcasting House in London has been more than 10 years in the making

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