After All, We're Not the Foreigners
The Commons Committee for Wogs, Frogs and Huns has advised the Government not only that it should throw more money at the ghastly BBC, but that it should fund, of all things, translations from the foreign. As part of the Osbornomic miracle, the financial responsibility for BBC Monitoring was shovelled off onto the corporation, in order to save taxpayers the expense and annoyance of a Foreign Office that knew what the foreigners were getting up to. Now that the Foreign Office has been reduced to a joke department kept aloft by the blathering of the Imperial Haystack, there seems little incentive for the Government to restore funding. Fifty-two per cent of the British people (viz. the British people) have spoken; and if the world has anything worth saying from now on, it will just have to do so in the British language.