BBC World has to be congratulated. Their report on the assessment by the Czech Republic's Constitutional Court of the Lisbon Treaty's compliance with the Czech Constitution exceeded all the BBC's previous standards. The lies started at the beginning, kept going through the middle and continued right to the end. There was no flagging in the determination to distort truth, confuse the audience and provide inaccurate information.
Take the starting point of this, the briefest of pieces. The introduction boldly stated that the Czech Republic was the only country in Europe which has yet to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, other than Ireland which has rejected it. Maybe I should telephone the BBC immediately as they clearly don't know that Germany has yet to ratify the Treaty.
Then there was the opinion given that whatever happens, the outcome that the Czechs will ratify the Lisbon Treaty is 'inevitable'.
If that is the case why is there any point in reporting the story, you might ask? You get the feeling that if the Czechs were about to reject the Lisbon Treaty, the BBC would be the last people on earth willing to tell you. As for mentioning the fact that the Germans have not ratified, and are not looking likely to, the BBC would rather die than admit that.
The Germans are ploughing an increasingly independent furrow. They don't support NATO against Russia. They don't support joint action to boost the European economy, and let me say it again, as the BBC are congenitally unable to do so and are consistently lying to try to cover up this most embarrassing of facts for all Lisbon-philes, Germany still hasn't ratified the Lisbon Treaty.
If anything is looking inevitable, it is not the safe passage of the Lisbon Treaty into law, or even through Czech ratification, but the imminent break-up of the EU, and the Euro, where a large majority of Germans support the bringing back of the DMark.
Meanwhile we have to drink in toxic BBC lies and distortion, masquerading as responsible journalism and news reporting, while they hide the true position as best they can.
For example, read German Lisbon Ratification Also Uncertain from June 2008 - no change since.
And here is a more honest appraisal of the Czech ratification process from Euractiv - (as requested by an anonymous commenter) -
But even if the Czech Constitutional Court does declare the new treaty constitutional, parliamentary ratification is far from certain. While the lower chamber is expected to approve the text, the outcome in the Senate cannot be predicted due to a strong eurosceptic faction within the ruling ODS of Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, which has a majority there.
Also, Eurosceptic Czech President Vaclav Klaus recently confirmed that he will not sign his country's Lisbon Treaty ratification unless Ireland ratifies it first (EurActiv 25/07/08).
The Czech President's position is in effect the same as that of the German President. Maybe the BBC doesn't even know.