BBC and Parliamentary Complicity in HSBC Fraud

I am publishing emails received from the BBC to show the extend of their knowledge of HSBC fraud and their complicity with MPs on the issue. The BBC will not report the fraud since Rona Fairhead, HSBC director, has been head of the BBC, or any other negative HSBC stories.

I know that the blame doesn’t really rest with reporters so I have removed names; decisions are made much higher up. Some journalists, notably Peter Oborne of the Telegraph resigned on principle because of their censoring of HSBC news. It would be good to see similar integrity from BBC journalists.


From a BBC journalist after I had appeared on BBC The Big QuestionsScreen Shot 2016-02-16 at 10.24.16From the same journalist tipping me off about a Public Accounts Committee hearing with HSBC. As a result of this tip-off I attended the hearing in Portcullis House.I disrupted the hearing at the end because they didn’t challenge HSBC on the fraud. On the film of the incident Margaret Hodge can be heard to say “Is this what we were warned about?”. So it seems BBC and parliament are well aware of the outstanding issue of £1bn high street consumer fraud by HSBC.

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Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 10.26.05This from March 2015 – still nothing from the BBC


And this is a tip off about a Treasury Select Committee meeting

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From a Money Box producer:Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 10.26.53And another Money Box producer:Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 10.27.21

Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 10.27.50From a Newsnight correspondent:Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 10.28.53

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From a Panorama producer:Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 10.30.25

From Radio 5 Live:Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 10.30.58

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