Possibly New Labour’s most pathetic “Good news” propaganda story yet has just been shown on the BBC News, on the day that unemployment climbed over 2.2 million.
It had all the proper ingredients for a NuLab “feelgood story”, including exciting video of the Royal Navy in action, and grave looking spokesmen for the law enforcement agenices.
The Serious Organised Crime Agency announced that, due to their tremendous success in drugs interception operations, the price of cocaine in London had risen from £35,000 in December 2007 to £45,000 now – a 30% increase.
Wow! Obviously all thoe video clips of Royal Navy inflatables zooming about really fill you with pride. What a tremedous success!!
Except that there is not much cocaine actually produced in Basingstoke. Cocaine comes from South America and is a commodity priced in dollars. In dollar terms the price per kilo in London has stayed almost perfectly constant on the figures given, at around 67,000 dollars.
All SOCA are measuring is the collapse of the pound, which presumably is not caused by Royal Naval operations.
Just how stupid do they thnk we are? Why is the BBC broadcasting this story based on a 100% fake premise?