Hi all. Yes, I am still around but have taken a break this past week. The stress of running websites can get to you. Anyway, here’s new thread for you to fill.

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150 Responses to WEEKEND OPEN THREAD…

  1. God says:

    Maybe its time you went truly away back to the joys of flogging fruit juices.


  2. David Brims says:

    Last week Radio 5 devoted a whole day on renewable energy !! I wonder when we’re going to get a whole day devoted to bogus asylum seekers scamming the system ? Liberals think that if you get a hamster on a ferris wheel, connected up to the national grid, that’s going to work.

    Richard Bacon, the mind of a 3 year old inside the body of a 35 year old, who just can’t hide his bias said ” We’re going to have a member of UKIP on to discuss renewable energy, I think we all know their view.” The way he said it you’d think UKIP was Satan.



    • Richard Pinder says:

      I suppose UKIP has the Common Sense view that all types of energy production should be allowed, but the moronic left-wing ideologues should not be allowed to use taxpayers money to subsidise renewable energy if the public will not pay for renewable energy because its more expensive than other types of energy production. So vote UKIP.


      • Joe Chapman says:

        If some bright people think they can get renewable energy projects to work in the real economic world (i.e. non-subsidized), then I wish them the best of luck. The BBC likely doesn’t understand or endorse such a radical capitalist idea.


  3. George R says:

    Australia: Tony Abbott.

    He’s unlikely to get much political support from BBC-NUJ- he’s a ‘conservative’ on many issues, he’s sceptical on climate change, he was born in England, and in BBC-NUJ’s words:
    …” Mr Abbott, … enjoyed the strident support of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers…”

    “Australia election: Abbott poised for victory”


    ‘Daily Mail’:-

    “British-born politician Tony Abbott will be Australia’s new Prime Minister after Liberal Party-led coalition ‘win election and defeat Kevin Rudd.’
    “Australian Broadcasting Corporation calls clear win for Lib-led coalition.
    “New PM was once described as ‘unelectable’ by members of his own party.
    “Kevin Rudd’s Labour Party had been marred by infighting and a carbon tax.”



    • CCE says:

      Caption from a photo on the BBC Views story about Australia…

      “Kevin Rudd (right) and Tony Abbott at a People’s Forum in Brisbane, 21 August 2013 Kevin Rudd (right) could not close the gap with Tony Abbott”

      So, we have the story couched in terms that poor Aussie Labourite didn’t win – rather than Aussie Conservative trounced the left…….

      Every single story, every single article, every single report in every aspect is couched in biased terms.

      The story was about the victory of Abbot but the very first thing I see is from the perspective of Rudd. Do you think they are actually aware just how biased they are?


      • CCE says:

        Using the BBC magic vox-pop machine (“we had to try really hard to find him…”)

        “You sense from voters* that Mr Abbott’s victory is not so much a ringing endorsement as a rejection of Labor. He’s a conservative who has promised a tough line on immigration and asylum-seekers. He opposes gay marriage and has been a sceptic on climate change.”

        ****ing hell, he should be in prison really. No sane person could positively support such foul policies. the MUST have been making a protest vote………….against the discredited and incompetent Labour policies………

        *TM BBC Clairvoyance unit 2013


      • The Prangwizard of England says:

        Someone said I think that they are like fish, they can’t see the water they are swimming in.


  4. John Anderson says:

    We now have 2 major members of the Commonwealth, Canada and Australia, that say the Climate Change and Carbon Tax stuff pushed so hard at every turn by the BBC is a load of tripe. Plus India that won’t play ball on Kyoto-type nonsense.

    The push-back against the damage to the Australian economy by the swingeing carbon tax is a major reason for Abbott’s win. Plus immigration and asylum seekers. Two of the BBC’s sacred cows.

    When is Cameron – and the BBC – going to start feeling out-of-step.


    • George R says:

      “Labor: getting a kicking over carbon”

      By Rob Lyons.



      • John Anderson says:

        Abbot’s side pointed out the huge rise in people’s electricity bills due to carbon tax. It is surely even worse here – what percentage of the average electricity bill is due to Green policies ?


        • Bob Nelson says:

          It’s cheering to see that a right of centre party can triumph despite the leanings of their state broadcaster and the support given to Rudd by the ABC. Hard to imagine but, from what I have read, the ABC makes our BBC’s political bias almost centrist (I nearly said ‘right-wing’ but that would have been silly).


      • Richard Pinder says:

        BBC Tax, Poll Tax, Bedroom Tax, and now Carbon Tax.

        Cut Taxes, and let the people do the spending.

        The people can then afford to spend money on a subscription for Sky, instead of a fascist style compulsory subscription for the BBC, with thugs trying to punish those who don’t pay.


      • Guest Who says:

        At WUWT it has been greeted cautiously, as anything involving a politician should be.
        Mr. Abbott may find other forces at play make black, white or green colours of definition the responsibilities of power immediately dilute.
        What is in no doubt is the distain for the reporting by the liberal media establishment, which has done everything it can to erase any mention of carbon taxes and Ms. Gillard’s infamous, ear-jarring guarantee that NO ONE FORGOT or forgave.
        Safe to say the BBC is on memory hole duty in this regard too.
        But facts are facts and something has to be said… well, ‘sensed’, by BBC’s gob on the spot:
        ‘You sense from voters that Mr Abbott’s victory is not so much a ringing endorsement as a rejection of Labor.’
        And I just got my evening Ch4 ‘SnowJob…mail’:
        Australia ditches divided Labor for controversial conservative
        No doubt what their spin is going to be then. I see the BBC’s two fave words are in there, but possibly also not in a good way.


        • Phil Ford says:

          Jon Snow is a disgrace to professional journalism – under his watch CH4 News has become a rabidly pro-CAGW outfit with a tenacity of political bias in this area to rival anything the trolls at the BBC attempt day-after-day. Now I’m just curious know which comes first (and both are on the way): Snow getting sent into long-overdue retirement or the total collapse of the CAGW scam.

          Either way, it’s going to be fun.


          • #88 says:


            But he and C4 News, are regulated by the same people, OFCOM, who are being lined up to replace the BBC Trust, so don’t hold your breath waiting for change.

            It seems that with Miliband being a puppet of the Trotskyists and most of the broadcast media also infiltrated by the hard left that there is a coup of sorts in place.


  5. Llareggub says:

    Its those men again. Well, a foreign national. Suspect bomb on M25, and possibly a couple of other places. OK, set up a Task Force to deal with these threats and place further restrictions on the EDL and anyone else considered far right and offensive.


    • David Brims says:

      ” its those men again.”

      Isn’t the BBC being sexist ? shouldn’t it be Human beings.


    • The Prangwizard of England says:

      A foreign national? An American maybe, or a Frenchman? Chinese perhaps? Syrian, Egyptian. I wonder when the BBC and the others in the MSM will tell us. Which nation is sending saboteurs?
      Are our police taking this seriously, or do they think this is a protest, like against the badger cull or fracking which they allow and almost support.


      • Chop says:

        It’s “In play time”

        Latest odds from Ray Winstone:

        “Man” to have the name “Mohammad” or variation: EVENS

        “Man” to have the name “Brian” 500-1

        Place yer bets ladies n gents!


        • flexdream says:

          Being fair to the BBC they are probably limited by what the police have said. But the bigger point remains – most of us have a pretty good idea what this ‘man’ will be like.


    • George R says:

      Tower Hamlets becoming Islamic-determined no-go area.

      BBC-NUJ’s political support for UAF, and opposition to EDL, is established.


      • noggin says:

        more examples of the biased broad cresent s excessive use of microphone fade out …
        is it a first? using it on their “featured guest”?

        al bbc Asian network last week.


        • johnnythefish says:

          Show host: ‘Should the EDL be allowed to march in Muslim areas?’

          Alternatively: ‘Are Muslim-only areas a threat to a cohesive society?’


  6. pah says:

    Cameron has taken a swing back at the Ruskies for daring to belittle the UK. All stirring stuff no doubt and even the BBC reports it, a little begrudgingly its true. But wait what’s this? The Guardian, no doubt smarting from the fact that the vast majority of Britons (in increasing numbers) don’t read the rag, has tried to ‘fisk’ Cameron’s speech. Even the Mail called it ‘bizarre’. Really?

    Well, natch, the links from other pages aren’t so neutral. Apparently, as the Grauniad reported, it’s all ‘Greatness Guff.’

    They just can’t help themselves can they?


    • Llareggub says:

      Cameron boasts of Britain’s successes. Can he match Putin’s Blueberry Hill? Will the BBC broadcast it? Take it away Pute.


  7. David Brims says:

    Strange how David Cameron didn’t mention multiculturalism and mass immigration, after all, we’re suppose to be living in a multicultural utopia.


  8. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Do we start sending humanitarian missiles at India now?

    India baby deaths spark Calcutta hospital negligence row

    A government-run hospital in Calcutta has been accused of negligence after the deaths of 30 babies admitted to its care in the last four days.

    The parents of the dead babies say hospital staff did not give their children the correct medicine and were guilty of mismanagement.

    The BC Roy Post-Graduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences says it did all it could do to prevent the deaths.

    It says there was a spike in admissions of ill babies who could not be saved.

    Dr Tridib Banerjee, chairman of the Health Department’s special task force, said that as BC Roy was a referral hospital, many patients were in a critical state.

    “Doctors always try their best but sometimes patients cannot be saved as their condition is very bad,” Dr Banerjee told the commercial broadcaster NDTV. “There is not a single case of negligence.”

    The facility, which provides free health care to poor families, is the largest paediatric centre in eastern India.

    In 2011 it was cleared of negligence after the death of 18 babies in two days.

    If you extrapolate these figures into an annual total, more children die cruelly in Calcutta alone than have in all those alleged sarin attacks in Syria. Imagine how many are forced to die in the whole of India. What kind of message are we sending to the world to allow this to continue after billions of dollars in aid money and years of diplomatic work? Let the Obombing commence. Don’t we care about the children, the poor children? If we don’t stand up now, etc.


  9. TPO says:

    Imagine for a minute that George W Bush was still president of the US and that a former head of state of a major European country had said that Bush was “follower and not a leader”. Ask yourselves, would the BBC be endlessly running with the story?
    Would Bunter Lardell be driven to gushing drivel about “how the Potus had lost credibility”
    Of course all these things would be happening and much more.

    Why now the deathly silence from the BBC over this:

    “Nicolas Sarkozy sees Barack Obama as ‘not a leader but a follower’, says aide to former French president”


    Nile Gardiner goes further:

    “Nicolas Sarkozy mocks Barack Obama as ‘not a leader but a follower.’ He’s spot on”


    From the world’s best news organisation (sarcasm) nothing but an eerie silence. Now who’d have thunk it?


    • flexdream says:

      How would the BBC portray Obama’s failure to deliver a vote in Congress for military action in Syria? We might soon see.


      • John Anderson says:

        He definitely won’t win in the House of Representatives, could be hammered – and it is looking increasingly dodgy even for the Senate.


      • Ralph says:

        The Republicans will be ‘playing politics’ over the issue unlike the Labour Party here.


  10. johnnythefish says:

    Report on BBC TV news yesterday about the declining water vole population.

    Explanations offered: last year’s ‘extreme weather events’ plus longer term the predatory American mink having had them for breakfast, dinner and tea.

    Ah, yes, the mink. Not native to the UK. Bit of a mystery how they come to be out and about in our waterways then, eh, BBC? Didn’t notice you trying to offer any kind of explanation, anyway. Perhaps the memory of this little event from 1998 has faded somewhat, even though it’s still on your own website:

    Animal rights group claims responsibility for mink release

    ‘Robin Webb said the animals rights group’s actions were justified as the mink on the farm were all going to be killed for “fur coats that nobody needs”.

    He denied that the mink will destroy the local ecosystem: “As they are territorial animals, you’re not going to get packs of mink running around for a long periods of time. They’re not going to wipe out entire species.”


    Welly well well-well, 15 years down the line and it looks like the cuddly little minkies have had a damn good go at doing exactly that.

    Meanwhile ‘conservationists’ say action needs to be taken before it’s too late. What kind of action? Who knows. Maybe a cull? Hmmmmm, too sensitive, too – ummm – badgery. Maybe hauling in Mr Webb for an ‘environmental crime’? Oo-er, mustn’t even go there (he’s one of us). Tell you what, how’s about a few hundred more windmills and illegal fracking protests? Aye, that should do it, get climate change fixed and that’s the water vole sorted.

    Hang on in there, Voley, help is on its way!


  11. Rufus McDufus says:

    Tommy Robinson of the ‘far-right group’ EDL arrested.

    I was reading this story while my wife was watching Strictly – a joke about a ‘right wing’ rugby player then turned to ‘right wing’ Ann Widdecombe – cue mass boos from the audience.

    They’re not even pretending any more are they?


    • brett says:

      my mrs had that crap on as well, but from what I can gather the bbbc thinks everybody in the country loves this drivel. everybody must love this dead horse that they are flogging and expect to hear about it until xmas like it or not. sod putting out anything new or original, just keep brucie in a job. im out!


      • Chop says:

        My Mrs had the shite on too.

        It’s nothing but another re-distribution of license fee’s into BBC presenters pockets, masquerading as an entertainment show.

        Most of the freaks on it have either worked for the BBC or are currently on it (not including strictly)


        • AsISeeIt says:

          Strictly BBC. I heard one BBC radio puff piece for this show describe the contestants as ‘gorgeous girls and camp and interesting guys’. Dumbed-down vacuousness meets the feminist agenda …. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present your modern BBC.


    • johnnythefish says:

      The BBC can now guarantee that any audience up to a certain age will boo when it hears the ‘right wing’ accusation, having gone through a left-wing education system which for the last 30-odd years has been teaching them ‘Left’ = good, ‘Right’ = bad.


  12. David Preiser (USA) says:

    You know how I keep asking where the anti-war crowd is?

    Ed Asner Explains Hollywood Silence on Obama, Syria: They ‘Don’t Want to Feel Anti-Black’

    Another reason some Hollywood progressives have been reticent to speak out against war in Syria, according to Asner, is fear of being called racist.

    “A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama,” he said.

    Now, why would they think that?

    Congressional Black Caucus Pressed To Stay Quiet On Syria

    As the Obama administration lobbies Congress this week to authorize military strikes on Syria, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus has asked caucus members to refrain from discussing the Syria debate in public.

    Numerous media outlets reported Thursday that Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) sent an email to members of her caucus asking them “to limit public comment” on the Syria debate — a move that drove one CBC member to complain to Foreign Policy’s The Cable that Fudge was trying to quiet the growing chorus of opposition in Congress to U.S. airstrikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    Apparently she just wanted to make sure members had all the facts at hand before forming an opinion. Well, according to other members of Congress, the Administration has been a bit shy on that score, even after a super-secret briefing. This includes Democrats, so they can’t be racist. If any members of the CBC continue to sit on their hands, we know why.

    How’s that hopey-changey stuff workin’ out for ya now, BBC? And why aren’t you reporting this stuff? Aren’t you supposed to be informing the world about what’s really happening?


  13. chrisH says:

    Vacantly put on the radio this morning just before the admirable Brian Matthew was tuned in by me.
    I recognised the voice of tonights(female) conductor-and thought it might be radio 3…fair enough.
    Then came Justin Webb asking if she`d dealt with that MCP(Russian) who said women didn`t conduct as well as men.
    Then I just KNEW that this jemmying in of the Guardians agenda could only be Radio 4…as indeed it was.
    Can`t the Today programme just shut up and forever foisting their tired sex wars weirdities upon us all?
    Daft question!


  14. #88 says:

    Just watching the proms and amongst the flags, for the first time, I noticed a hammer and sickle and a couple of flags of communist China.

    Presumably Beeboids were handing these out just in case the event looked too….er…..British.


  15. +james says:

    Crass, ugly American highjacks the Last Night of the Proms to promote her Liberal agenda. Marin Alsop in her oration to the audience used two of the Marxist Libs favorite words “inclusiveness” and “progress” rather loudly and prominently.

    Yet from the view of Hyde Park, Northern Island, Scotland and Wales, the faces I saw lacked the inclusiveness and progress that I am sure she wanted.

    What an arrogant Yank, a Hilary Clinton wanabee. She ruined the Last Night of the Proms for me. Well in my opinion she should piss off back to the States and bomb Syria.


    Just found out on Wiki that she drinks from the furry cup, which is probably why the Beeb booked her in the first place.

    FU Beeb for ruining a brilliant Proms season.


    • amoorhouse says:

      Interesting aspect I noticed from the Proms were that, as soon as Rule Britannia started, from then on the outside broadcast feeds from Caerphilly and Glasgow disappeared. I didn’t realise the lyrics were “England rules the waves”.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Alsop’s a fine conductor, but what’s with the BBC hiring an American for this? If they simply had to tick that box and have a female, there are British ones. Or is this a subtle hint that they’re not good enough? So who was it that was worried that the Last Night was dangerously English? It’ll be a hip-hop fest next year, problem solved.


      • Joshaw says:

        They’re trying to squeeze out the Englishness by stealth.

        The Last Night has been a thorn in their lefty sides for years.


        • Dave s says:

          I am still surprised the BBC allows it to continue. They could ask Cameron to ban it.
          I am sure he would oblige being a supporter of the UAF.


  16. George R says:

    Two views on Lib Dem:- Sarah TEATHER-





    “Sarah Teather to stand down as Lib Dem MP at 2015 election”


    Will BBC-Guardian group tout her as next Chair of BBC Trust?


    • +james says:

      At least the Beeb is having a go and being rational for once, even though they believe what she is saying.


      • #88 says:

        But this was at least 3 years ago…I don’t see this interview being allowed today.

        Fascinating in itself to see how things have changed in the BBC in that time…no doubt accelerated by their growing activism and their opposition to a Tory led government.


    • AsISeeIt says:

      She is either politically motivated (being backed by politically motivated individuals) or is involved in an employment law scam.

      Overall the veil situation is what would once have been referred to as a ‘culture clash’.

      Of course you will never hear this English phrase which describes such a simple concept on the BBC. That is because they are wedded to the ideaology of ‘multiculturalism’.

      This has been well expressed as wishing Britain to be turned into one big Travel Lodge with the guests all checking in and out when they please (presumably with an infinitely expandible amount of accomdation space) and being free to do exactly what they wish in their own rooms.

      Veils eh? Bit of a distraction. One ought to ponder what are our real current problems…. unemployment, shortage of housing, lack of school places….. see, nothing to do with the BBC’s love affair with multiculturalism.

      One could go into the question of who has and who hasn’t paid for their travel lodge rooms, the fire regulations and what happens when the diverse guests finally all meet in the breakfast room – but with resources already so stretched, why overstretch a metaphor?


    • Span Ows says:

      that isn’t what is known as “a veil”


  17. OldBloke says:

    So, Tokyo gets the Olympics and Paralympics. I’ve no doubt the tree huggers at the BBC and outside of the BBC will be given plenty of air time to constantly remind us of the problems at the Fukuyama Nuclear power station. I’ve no doubt that the news will be more about this (the perfect platform for some) than the actual sporting event.


    • AsISeeIt says:

      Recent BBC reports suggested to me that Beeboid opinion wanted Istambul to ‘win’ the Olympics.

      Yesterday a BBC reporter described the Japanese bid as ‘boring’ and Madrid as ‘safe’.

      Whenever I start to think: ‘this accusation of BBC islamophilia is all in the fevered mind of a few extremists’ well, the BBC just goes and makes me think again.


      • chrisH says:

        Would like to have seen the ramps and disabled access to those splendid squares where Muslims gather to discuss Islam-yet the authorities seem not so keen to enter debate under the fig trees and bejewlled domes.
        Surely-with all the scope for amputations and maimings-Istanbul would be top of anybodys list for the Paralympix.
        Does Muhammad allow spherical stones the size of a shot putt to be used at stonings…surely a gold awaits the first Muslim country that gets wise to the options here?


      • chrisH says:

        Fukishima nearby?…Madrid bombings by Muslims?
        Only the BBC could describe such stuff as boring or safe.
        Always in search of exotica and to puff up Islamic hospitality and prowess aren`t they?


    • therealguyfaux says:

      Let us not forget what a wonderful multi-cultural paradise, enriched by Muslim immigrants, the Island Nation on the opposite end of the globe is– NOT! (An old schtick, “NOT!” but still appropriate in THIS situation!)

      That fact probably gets up the nose of such Lefties as much as if not more than any other factor.


  18. Adi says:

    Scary thought of the day: Who would want to go to war next to these guys?



    • Lobster says:

      The One looks as though he is straining to break wind!


      • David Preiser (USA) says:

        His minions released this photo purposely. They actually think it’s a great action shot and shows Him in a strong, positive light. That’s what a cult of personality will do.


        • CCE says:

          ludicrous staged nonsense. Note the culturally significant ‘pistol’ gesture. Clearly he is being decisive…….. There was probably a morning set aside last month for some action shots for the presidential media file. .

          re the wind issue the chap at the end of the table seems to be registering something in the air


  19. Guest Who says:

    OT, but the BBC coverage will be interesting as it does take its lead often from niche newspapers and Labour gobettes.
    The Indy’s headline today is ‘Mothers will decide the next election’
    Really, which mothers, do tell?
    Oh dear, Newsnight’s Mr. Katz’s missus no longer representative of even the ladies of the land?
    Not even sure about Aldi myself. Looking at the family units loading up the Suzuki van of a Sunday, it may be more the Booker brigade, and their postal voting extended families.


  20. AsISeeIt says:

    Hello Dave? Sorry, I mean Ed… sorry about that.

    Yethth, Ed Miliband here.

    BBC calling.


    What would you like as the top two BBC on line news headlines?

    How about an NHSthth Torwee Cutthths scare storwee? I like them.

    OK can do….

    You know some sthcrumptious BBC resthearch!

    No problem, we’re right onto it.

    No wait, put me in the fwirsthth storwee, y’know me baththing the unions.

    You’re bathing Len McCluskey? You mean you’re bashing the unions? Has that happened?

    No but it will sort of…. at some time in the future…. maybe…. I ththink.

    Consider it done Miththster Miliband…. I mean Mr Miliband.


    Ed Miliband to pursue Labour trade union changes


    A&E departments understaffed by nearly 10%, BBC survey suggests


    • Guest Who says:

      I did notice the home page was an interesting selection (Reasons FOI exempted, for the purposes of yadayada..)
      With all going on, or due, it seems that the PM’s speech was a bit Love Actually makes top spot, with a dash of ‘Strictly’, Unions ‘vindicated’ (note ‘quotes’) on Falkirk, NHS shortages, an EDL arrest of course….
      … and no obvious mention that the two men who were running the £4Bpa most trusted media monopoly in the world have accused each other of everything under the sun as their empires and reputations crumble.
      So, pretty much par then. What’s on Marr?


    • Span Ows says:

      things like that A&E story really get me mad!

      “A&E departments understaffed by nearly 10%, BBC survey suggest”

      should read:

      “A&E departments used unnecessarily by nearly 10%, BBC survey suggest”


      “A&E departments overrun due to New Labour GP doctors’ contracts by nearly 10%, BBC survey suggest”


      • Aerfen says:

        The BBC refusing to underline that these ‘staff shortages’ are actually MONEY shortages!
        Its the lack of money to pay for the staff, not a lack of staff available.

        Of course the BBC would love us to think we need more ‘skilled immigrants’.


        • DavidA says:

          Or how about………

          “A&E Depts, like the rest of the NHS, unable to cope with the vast increase in patient numbers due to uncontrolled immigration, often from areas where hideous diseases are endemic, not to mention the spiralling immigrant birthrate…………and that’s BEFORE another couple of million eager recipients of free healthcare arrive in January”.

          Or even……….”if the NHS got rid of all the Diversity Consultants and interpreters, they might be able to afford more nurses”.

          Any chance, do you think?


      • uncle bup says:

        The CEO of Unipart in the papers at the weekend volunteering to run the NHS, pointed out that if his company had the performance of the average NHS hospital it would go bust – and if it closed down weekends (like the NHS) his company would go bust in the week.

        When the public sector fails, as it routinely does because it wastes the money it is given, the answer is NEVER ‘give it more money’.

        John Egan a former colleague of the Unipart CEO said once that any business he picked up from the public sector he could always strip 50% of the costs out.

        BBC you could strip 90% of the costs out and not notice the difference.


  21. tckev says:

    Nice to see the Mail-online has taken another pop at the bBc.
    This time it’s over the melting Arctic (or not) and the bBc’s reporting of it.
    Still it nice to see the corporation getting it again…


    • johnnythefish says:

      Excellent article. But of course, because it’s the Mail, it’s all right-wing lies isn’t it?


    • johnnythefish says:

      Just another thought on this…

      This is a measure of how corrupt (in the pocket of its 28gate mates) and biased (AGW permeates its every pore) the BBC is on ‘climate change’. It gives prominence to a lone and fanciful forecast of an ice-free Arctic by 2013, which we all know and always did know would never happen, yet totally ignores real-world evidence of Arctic ice having increased by 60% over the corresponding measurement last year.

      When is somebody going to take them to task? Rhetorical question, I know, as all political parties have their fat, bloated arses sat firmly in the alarmist camp and the BBC is, only too evidently, self-policing and therefore untouchable anyway.


    • Teddy Bear says:

      I also see the BBC have pulled their webpage referred to in this article from their search engine, though it still exists on their website. You can find it here, and just in case they remove it in the future, I have saved a copy for posterity.


      • Guest Who says:

        The BBC search engine is so pants it’s hard to know what may be deliberate and what is simply lost in the soup, but that page does seem hard to locate using it.
        What I did find was a list of the BBC since 2004 posting dread predictions of ice melt, presumably on a scattergun basis that eventually one may end up borne out.
        Pulling a story would be a serious thing.
        I caught them doing it with a feature on Michelle Obama, where she and hence they used an American talk show to push a tribal narrative during election.
        The whole page vanished after people asked what they were up to.
        Asked what was going on, the BBC waffled that it was subject to limited copyright.
        Again, page captures are useful.
        It never even made it to The Trust.
        I may dig it out to test whatever replaces this body.
        The BBC running stories they are so ashamed of they pretend they never happened is not a healthy precedent.


  22. Llareggub says:

    Tommy Robinson reported to be arrested at the EDL demonstration in Tower Hamlets. 150 anti fascists reported to be arrested. An example here of BBC’s under reporting. The Trotskiest dominated anti fascists, consisting of Cameron and Livingstone supported UAF and the largely anarchist supported Anti Fascists Alliance, prepared for trouble, issued instructions on how to avoid identification if arrested, and openly boasted their intentions to disrupt the EDL’s demonstration. The Labour Party, Unions, and the Interfaith crowd, all lent encouragement to these so called anti fascists, and bear some responsibility for the violence in Tower Hamlets. But watch the BBC focus on Robinson. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24002252


    • noggin says:

      what this bbc? … appears there is a problem with
      microphones being faded out for their featured guest.


    • noggin says:

      surprise surprise, 😀
      looks like the bbc is shilling for the extremist sympathiser crooked, IFE connected Rahman again


    • Kyoto says:

      Instead of calling the UAF and anti-EDL militias ‘anti-fascists’, it would be more accurate for the Quisling Broadcasting Corporation to call then ‘pro-sharia’ militias.


      • John Anderson says:

        I see the violent UAF as fascists with a good sprinkling of Islamists- if they believed in their title they should be demonstrating against themselves


        • Llareggub says:

          An EDL film of the violence of the UAF muslim crowds, whipped up by Left wing fascists. Why no attempt to control them? Why is our media silent on thhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJL323lnBtcis?


          • Llareggub says:

            Link here


            • johnnythefish says:

              That is some scary shit. A threatening mob of hundreds, many carrying sticks, rampaging down the hight street and not a copper in sight. I got to 2.27 and switched off at the point some vicar was on the podium pledging his Christian support followed by a Leftist agitator whipping the crowd into a frenzy over victimised Muslims the world over.

              Sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s actually happening.


  23. John says:


    Female actress (Lesbian naturally) wants to be the next Doctor Who. Silly girl, she should have spoken up earlier.

    Apparently this is currently the 3rd “most read” article on the whole site. Who’d have though it?


  24. Dazed & Confused says:

    From the BBC….Fourteen people mainly from the EDL arrested yesterday in Tower hamlets…

    And now for the truth from a left wing blog…..Hundreds of anti Fascists arrested..



    • George R says:

      If Muslims are to be enabled to exclude non-Muslim demonstrators from parts of England, will non-Muslims be similarly allowed to exclude Muslims from other parts of England?
      Or does Islamic colonisation only work one way?


      • George R says:

        As English Defence League was banned from Tower Hamlets, why shouldn’t the following type of Islamic demonstration be banned from non-Muslim West End of London?:-

        “US embassy protest in London over controversial film on Islam”

        (1 min video clip)

        And this:-

        “Islamists Shut Down Oxford Street in London Calling For Sharia Law”

        (3 min video clip)


  25. AsISeeIt says:

    The Feminazis, a warning from history

    The BBC is on a mission to feminise sport, to promote feminist issues in current affairs and to emphasize female perspectives on history.

    The BBC happily acquiesces to the pressure to adopt this agenda coming from Leftist politicians, Leftist educationalists and Leftist campaigners.

    In the battle for hearts and minds the BBC is a very powerful tool in the hands of the Left tipping national debate and propagandising a skewed message to the masses.

    Just the other day one of my offspring informed me that the school’s history ‘reading list’ for the summer included the movie Schindler’s List.

    I pointed out that there was a book – but said ‘fair enough, let’s dig out the DVD’.

    As we watched there were only one or two questions – my offspring is bright and keen to learn if a little hazy on details and dates.

    After the initial question ‘Why is this flim in black and white?’ was answered with – ‘read the director’s comments in the booklet in the DVD case’ there followed ‘Is this happening in Berlin?’ which was in turn answered with ‘No, this is set in occupied Poland’.

    In a particularly poignant and dramatic scene a train full of Schinder’s female listees pulls into Auschwitz. The camp guards process the new arrivals.

    ‘Who are those women in uniform?’

    ‘Nazi camp guards’

    ‘There were female Nazis???!!’

    ‘Yes, of course there were female camp guards’

    ‘I never knew that’

    I suppose no one ever thought to mention it.


  26. George R says:

    “At the sexually corrupt BBC, when your age exceeds your bra size you’re finished:
    SELINA SCOTT exposes the moral bankruptcy at the heart of the Beeb”



    • chrisH says:

      Explains why Jenni Murray is still knocking about then!
      I`m guessing that BUPA have a booth permanently placed by the BBC loos for “enhancements”, to ensure those final pay offs rises nicely like a Womans Hour souffle.
      Entwhistle and Byford, Fincham etal must have well-strapped man boobs to get so well-fed by the BBC!


    • Geoff says:

      This story has highlighted my doubts about the Daily Mail comments and ‘recommends’ just 3 comments all anti BBC, yet all have high negative ratings??
      Its the same with the Jim Davidson story.
      Also like every story about the BBC darling Chris Evans is also met with endless pro comments, this guy remember is someone who had previously walked out on the BBC.


      • Wild says:

        It is absurd for young and attractive female presenters to complain about not getting gigs when they get old and wrinkly. Have they forgotten how they got their jobs in the first place? Nobody complains about the ancient Anne Leslie sounding off on television, because even if they disagree with her opinions, they recognise that she has something to contribute other than her looks.


  27. dave1east says:

    strange that the bbc has commissioned detailed research showing that the nhs is `understaffed` – odd that they didn’t commission research showing that it is being `overused by illegals and health tourists`


  28. chrisH says:

    Well, that`s the end of civilisation as we know it!
    The mighty Sarah Teather is soon to deprive the nation of her talents…we can only hope that she will leave us a forwarding address for when the country goes belly up.
    May the nation call!
    And in case no-one can put an (admittedly odd) face to this colossus of Liberal Britain…whose “standing down” will deprive Clegg of that heft needed to create a nicer and kinder world…here she is, at the very peak of her powers.
    This will tell you all you need to know about the political calibre required by the liberal elite-and fed by the equally spongiform BBC!
    Miliband tells the unions how it is eh?…THIS is the only story in town until Obama gets his consensus of the willing…dare we call it a coalition any more?
    Send for Teather!…what say SHE on Syria?…anybody asked her as yet?


    • uncle bup says:

      Poor Sara howling and shrieking at the evil ‘benefits cap’.

      Who are the donkeys that voted this clown in.


  29. George R says:


    Beeboids will not want to emphasise that U.K firms supplied chemical weapons, in years 2004-10 (under Labour Government) to Assad regime.

    (Which is not to say that such activities may have been going on since then.)

    “Britain sent poison gas chemicals to Assad: Proof that the UK delivered Sarin agent to Syrian regime for SIX years.
    “British companies delivered sodium flouride to Syrian firm from 2004-2010.
    “The chemical is a key component in manufacture of nerve gas.
    “Sale has been blasted as ‘grossly irresponsible’ in light of chemical attacks.
    “Intelligence expert says substance will have been diverted to regime.”



  30. Beeboidal says:

    A backbench Conservative MP tweets “Putin really is a tosser”. The BBC feels that he and his tweet are important enough to report and go and talk to him about it. Putin calls Secretary of State John Kerry a liar

    “This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans) and we assume they are decent people, but he is lying and he knows that he is lying. This is sad.”

    but this seems to be of no importance to the BBC as they have not reported it.


    • John says:

      Putin may or may not be a tosser, Kerry is definitely a liar so in this case the BBC is right – no story.

      (FWIW Kerry is also a tosser)


  31. will.duncan says:

    You couldn’t make this one up about the EDL!


    My views as to the sexual inadequacies of the far right only confirmed! Not which of you big boys who post here was it?


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Prejudice against the LGBT community? Shame.


    • chrisH says:

      Noted some sex-change bloke who married a Muslim man is not being allowed to worship with the gals at the local mosque in Swindon.
      He`s the first transgenderbloke to become a Muslim woman.
      Any thoughts Judge Duncan?
      Which way ought the liberal to dress on this one?
      Cue tumbleweed once again!


    • Guest Who says:

      ‘Not which of you big boys who post here was it?’
      With slim, or in this case zero pickings here or indeed anything to do with the BBC or bias anyway, maybe in all the excitement rushing to print it may be best to proof read first?


  32. chrisH says:

    I well remember the awful case of Sophie Lancaster who was murdered by scum in Rochdale for being a Goth.
    Ah, but her mum might think she was a metallist, and emo or any number of sub-cultures that like piercings, tattoes or wearing black and purple…not a Goth…I dunno!
    That said, I think the BH efforts to make yet more hate crimes an offence is a nasty little road…if somebody is killed in a shellsuit, surely they are as needless and horrible a death as if they were wearing a black cape and Doc Martens?
    But no-if you`re an exhibitionist or wanting so hard to look different-seems your death will get your mum onto Radio 4 to create another subset of “oppressed victims” for the Marxist and the liberals to seek grants and new laws for.
    As for we ordinary people-beige, boring, and maybe the world won`t miss us!
    RIP Sophie Lancaster-but your mums social workers jargon shows she`s a paid up stoolie for the coming new charities and special pleadings.
    If only Venables and Thopson had waited until poor James Bulger grew up to be a “civilian”, not a Goth…
    Murder is murder-I`d say ANY murder is a hate crime-oh, God…here come the liberals to tell me no!


    • johnnythefish says:

      I did – thanks!

      ‘He won a big victory despite his opponents showering him with disapproval for his climate change views.

      This makes it an important election and an important victory. It is the first time in an advanced country that an anti climate change mainstream party has ousted a pro climate change mainstream party, making it a central issue of the election. It shows that Australian voters want cheaper energy, and see its importance to living standards, competitiveness and jobs. I suspect hostility to dear and scarce energy brought on by climate change policies will spread to other advanced countries, as people see the damage dear energy does to living standards, and see how such policies simply drive the carbon producing activities elsewhere in the world.’

      However successful this will or will not work out for Abbott in Australia and however much it influences politics across the world, you bet in Beebland we’ll get the usual one-sided ‘climate change’ arguments and ad hominem attacks from the word go.


    • Guest Who says:

      The trolling on Mr. Redwood’s thread makes those here almost seem competent.


  33. George R says:

    Beeboids, Australian election, and E. Miliband.

    In the following piece, a Beeboid picks up on one reason for left’s defeat in Australia: internal political ‘squabbles.’

    “Labour’s Miliband given ‘Australia’ warning”
    By Justin Parkinson,
    Political reporter, BBC News, at the TUC in Bournemouth.


    But Beeboids (and E. Miliband) would do well to add-
    the unpopularity of:
    mass immigration, foreign aid, and carbon tax:-

    “New Australian PM Tony Abbott vows to cut foreign aid and tackle immigration”



    • CCE says:

      The BBC is unlikely to even hint that immigration, foriegn aid and massive green tax burdens are unpopular. Depite this being abundantly true and also it is as abundantly true that the Australiam public voted for a change in these policies

      This is the relentless BBC bias at its most blatant, with the BBC OPINION being considered the news rather than the facts. Clearly, the he BBC meme is that Australians did not vote in favour of specific right of centre policies as this is unthinkable. The basis for this conclusion? Asking a couple of people in the street (cf the evidence available from a national poll of the entire population – voting is mandatory there) and a few media commentators, themselves members of the leftist echo chamber.


  34. Sir Arthur Strebe-Grebling says:

    Similarly, the main ‘news’ from Norway – as the bBBC sees it – is that a candidate in Monday’s election survived Breivik’s 2011 attack on Labour’s indoctrination camp at Utoya island. You have to read half-way through the bBBC ‘news’ item to find why opinion polls indicate that voters are likely to reject the failed ruling Labour Party in favour of a centre-right coalition.


  35. Stewart says:

    Others have noticed


  36. Llareggub says:

    Its those men again. But not ‘Stephen Yaxley Lennon, which is Mr Robinson’s real name, (who) is accused of not adhering to the conditions of the march and inciting others to do the same’.
    However, a 22 year old man along with two others… was charged. So why give Robinson’s former name but not the names of the others? Any bets that names would give away their cultural affiliations?



    • Dave s says:

      London is a very strange place now. Nothing to do with England. Why do the EDL bother? .Best to give it up as a waste of time. That place is no longer my capital city. Have no desire to see it again neither have my family.
      Now if you had said 30 years ago that I would feel like this nobody would have believed it.This is what happens when a nation ceases to feel a nation and becomes something else.
      What an achievement by the worst generation in English history.


  37. Alex says:

    Just a wee observation. Has anyone noticed the complete lack of activity on the BBC’s news site on Sunday afternoons/evenings? It’s like the whole team just stops reporting and goes home for an early night. Just goes to show that the BBC really does, much of the time, create the news it wants and when it suits them, the world is very quiet. With all the funding they receive, you’d really expect the news to be 24/7.


  38. #88 says:

    Remember last week? The BBC / Guardian / Labour axis were in terminal outrage, calling for heads to roll after export licences were granted by the Government for the export of chemicals to Syria.

    Well as it happens, the exports were actually taking place between 2002 and 2010 – under Bliar and Brown. It’s no surprise that the BBC have completely forgotten to report this, and no doubt (unlike last week) no one from Labour will be summoned to the Today studio to account for themselves. Let’s wait an see, though – but I doubt it.

    BBC bias, pure and simple.


  39. John Anderson says:

    These are just the sort of “militants” who deserve the support of the US Fleet :


    Has the BBC reported this on the TV or the radio ? Or the torching of a 1600-year-old monastery in Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood ?


  40. Reed says:

    Hi folks – haven’t been here for a while, so I don’t know if this has been posted before.

    Anyone seen this…

    Last Night of the Proms were ‘dangerously English,’ says ex-BBC boss Sir Nicholas Kenyon

    He told BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House programme yesterday: ‘The Last Night of the Proms, from being something dangerously English, has now become something totally inclusive.


    So – a music festival that’s the centre piece of classical music in England can actually be dangerously English. Geez, I do hope other nationalities watching weren’t too threatened. These people really do hate their country, don’t they?

    Hating the BBC should become a national festival.


    • Mo says:

      Superbly put Reed.
      Such frightened craven creatures who turn on themselves and their countrymen.


  41. Leha says:

    Hows all that hopey – changey stuff nowadays at the bBC?


  42. Ian Rushlow says:

    Hate, hate, we must have more hate! Article on the BBC website makes the claim that Britain is suffering “a hidden epidemic of hate” (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-23956771). According to ‘researchers’ at Leicester University, exciting new categories of victims have been encovered. Now, if only we had more funding, more programmes on the BBC about them, more social workers, more police outreach workers, more laws… There are, of course, some old favourites in the list. We hear of a 70-year old Muslim woman in Leicester. Note the cute language in the report – “some people” wanted to turn the scout hut into a Muslim community centre. Which people would that be, then? Disaffected scouts who fancied trying something a bit different? The local Women’s Institute? Local chapter of the EDL? Fortunately plod was at hand and bravely chose to prosecute the heckler on her behalf for calling her a terrorist (possibly a case of slander maybe, not a hate crime). As ever the true victims of hate – that is, the majority normal, law-abiding, people of this country who have been under attack by the politicians and media for 50 years, go unmentioned.