Bringing you the news that the BBC dont want you to know about.

Graham Charles Lear
4 min readSep 21, 2022


The BBC goes very quiet about the cost of living crisis in the EU.

Not a murmur about it.

BBC’s double standards are revealed as Beeb goes silent on the EU’s ‘cost of living crisis

With inflation at over 20% in some EU countries, where’s the BBC’s report?

When UK inflation briefly went over 10% in July, the BBC was all over it like a rash

There are two main measures of inflation. There’s the official one used by the Office for National Statistics — and then there’s the one used by the BBC.

On either measure of inflation, Brexit Britain is doing better than the EU average.

I expose the roaring inflation in some EU countries that the BBC refuse to report on. You would be forgiven if you thought that the BBC and other media outlets are working for Lord Adonis and his European Movement, and I for one think they are.

The latest official inflation figures from the EU make for grim reading

Below I show you the UK’s rate compared with the EU’s rates

1. The BBC’s measure for inflation — CPI

  • UK: 9.9%
  • EU average: 10.1%

2. The EU’s worst 10 countries with a ‘cost of living crisis, compared with the UK

[Sources: EU’s statistics agency Eurostat | Germany’s statistics agency Destatis.]

Estonia 25.2 %

Latvia 21.4

Lithuania 22.1

Hungary 18.6

Czechia 17.1

Netherlands 17.1

Bulgaria 15.0

Poland 14.8

Slovakia 13.4

Romania 13.3

Greece 12.1

Belgium 12.0

Germany 10.9

Slovenia 10.6

Portugal 9.8

Italy 9.5

Spain 9.3

Cyprus 9.0

Luxemburg 8.8

Ireland 8.6

Finland 8.4

3. When it comes to the UK’s official measure of inflation — CPIH — this stands at 8.8%.

Brexit Britain is beating the EU on ‘the cost of living crisis

The official inflation rate in the EU has been published for the month of August. The average stands at 10.1%. In the UK it was 9.9%. Both numbers are high, but the EU’s rate is worse than the UK’s.

When considering ‘the cost of living crisis, it is important to note the soaring inflation in some EU countries. The overall EU average may be 10.1% but in some EU countries, prices have been racing away for months, with inflation rates now as high as 25.2%.

The BBC’s double standards

When the UK’s CPI inflation rate tipped briefly into double figures (10.1%) in July, the BBC gave this news major prominence. This rate has now fallen back into single figures, although further price pressures are likely.

When the EU’s CPI inflation rate went over the 10% mark in August, however, the BBC went silent. Not a murmur from them, nothing, it's as if they want you to think inflation is only happening in the UK.

Many countries in the world are experiencing price inflation and the United Kingdom is no exception. In Turkey, for example, it’s currently running at an astonishing 80.1% — more than eight times that in the UK.

The problem here is the BBC’s duplicity. I have researched and published a stream of positive reports, using official statistics, showing how the UK has been outperforming the EU. Had the news been the other way around, I AM sure the BBC would have covered it.

The problem is not confined to the BBC, of course. Sky News is equally guilty, as is ITN.

So why are they not reporting this news?

I have for weeks now been showing people what is going on in Germany

No mention on the BBC

3 July 2022

No mention on the BBC

Jul 25

No mention on the BBC

No mention on the BBC

Sep 1

No mention on the BBC

Sep 18

I will leave it up to the dear readers to think as to why the BBC and the rest of the media won't show what's going on in other countries in Europe, especially the EU27 and why they want you to believe it's just going on in the UK.

[ Sources: Office for National Statistics | Eurostat DW]



Graham Charles Lear

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.