262 Responses to MID WEEK OPEN THREAD….

  1. John Smith says:

    “A Boy in a Dress”?

    Um. No. No thank you,


  2. lojolondon says:

    Roberto Perroni – B-BBC 3CR – today hosted a discussion, the subject being the Autumn Budget Statement.

    The panel were :
    Baroness Brinton – Lib Dems
    Jim Thakoordin – Independent
    Charles Vickers – English Democrats

    To listen, follow this link : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p02c9wk7

    The programme starts at 3:02, but the part I enjoyed was at 3:34. The panel is asked how they would pay tribute to Gordon Brown – result scathing attacks from all three panelists, to the point where the interviewer cut each one off in turn, hoping for a good review of Crash Gordon. He was totally shocked and blustery, referring back again several times to how shocked he was that no-one appreciated the talents of Brown.

    PS – Note that the English Democrats guy seems ok, but notably, after years of ignoring all “right-wing” / Eurosceptic parties, the B-BBC are now giving everyone and anyone airtime in the vain hope of damaging UKIP.


  3. George R says:

    “Tories at war with ‘biased BBC'”

    – page 1 headline, Friday’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ (£)-


    This ‘Biased BBC’ blog has been documenting Beeboid daily political bias for years, but no action has been taken by the BBC hierarchy; nor by political parties, to stop this BBC institutional political bias which is

    FOR –

    Labour Party,

    mass immigration,

    the E.U,


    -and AGAINST-



    immigration limits,

    U.K national interest,

    and Christianity.


    • George R says:

      Will BBC TV news press preview manage not to censor ‘Daily Telegraph’ Friday front page about itself?


      • John Anderson says:

        ….something about bears and woods ?


      • George R says:

        And who did BBC TV News channel have on tonight to defend BBC political bias in its press preview? – why, none other than Ms ARNOLD, spouse of Ms Balding, since 2006.

        Ms Arnold’s ‘Wikipedia’ entry includes:

        `” She was a newsreader and continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4 for more than twenty years until the end of December 2012.”


  4. George R says:

    Friday ‘Daily Mail’ front page:-

    “Tories go to war with BBC over cuts:
    No 10 fury after reporter says Osborne’s cuts risk returning Britain to 1930s poverty.
    “Chancellor George Osborne angered by Today report on BBC Radio 4.
    “It claimed cuts risked taking Britain back to Depression-era poverty.
    “Comparison with George Orwell’s writings in The Road To Wigan Pier.
    “Osborne says BBC’s coverage of cuts was ‘hyperbolic’ and ‘nonsense.’
    “PM’s spokesman complains report was full of ‘hyperbolic descriptions.’
    Tory MPs also attack programme’s ‘disgusting and offensive’ reporting.”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2860624/Osborne-goes-war-BBC-reporter-claims-utterly-terryfing-spending-cuts-Britain-1930s-squalor.html#ixzz3KySDgDgJ


    • John Smith says:

      The Tories should have done for the BBC a la Campbell within the first two years of the Parliament. Too late. If they get in again they will be too busy keeping the country on an even keel.


  5. deegee says:

    What next for politics in Israel as government falls?

    Not terrible but I wish people would stop referring to Haaretz as influential. (18 paragraphs down). Haaretz has a less than 5% share of the market. It is influential to foreign correspondents because a) it has an English edition and b) because it confirms the politics of the correspondents being left wing and elitist. Something like the BBC’s favourite – the Guardian.


  6. Dover Sentry says:

    Another typical BBC News website article.
    The black American author says:-
    –It is through the prism of racism that many black Americans see the deaths of countless black men at the hands of white police officers, and a look at the facts suggests this might be appropriate–.

    Deaths of countless black men at the hands of the police? What the hell is he talking about?
    Inflammatory and biased? Yes! Any counter debate? No!



  7. Dave666 says:

    BBc still banging on about the American Police a country I don’t live in and will probably never visit, why do I care?


  8. dave s says:

    Why I still do it I do not know but I caught some of QT tonight.
    Bizarre to watch the whole sad irrelevancy of it all. Give it up BBC it is long past time .
    One revealing moment when a question was asked about Mohammed being number one name now.
    Squirming with embarrasment were the whole lot of them. So they all took refuge in cliches and distortions of the past plus ritual condemnations of the Daily Mail. That silly girl who is married to Ed Balls seemed to believe we were inundated with immigrants from the 10th century onwards. Old Shirley Williams loved the “vibrancy and enrichment”. Dimbleby looked upset.
    A clever question by a clever questioner who knew ,in my opinion, exactly what he was saying. So did most of us watching no doubt. And in that very English way he was able to appear not to be saying what he really was.
    To watch the liberal elite flounder is a joy.
    Listen to these people long enough and you go mad. However did this nation ever do anything in the world? Are the indigenous English so lacking in merit to be routinely trashed by these dreadful pseuds?


    • Merched Becca says:

      QT has become a farce, just listen to the ‘selected’ audience.
      A message to the Trustees “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” It is so transparent.


  9. Charlatans says:

    Michael Portillo just sorted out the C of E Vicar they got on THIS WEEK, who was really enjoying himself up to that point, on a rant about the Government needs to spend more money and increase benefits, look after the poor, increase overseas aid by bringing in new law etc.

    Michael basically told him our established Church should possibly stick to religion.


    • Merched Becca says:

      I am afraid to say it , but the established Church has lost its way. Churches are closing down now on a daily basis. It’s very sad really.


      • David Brims says:

        It’s worse than you think, it’s a full scale apostasy within the Christian Churches. Check this out. McDonalds in a church.


  10. John Anderson says:

    Radio 4 midnight news – review of the papers seemed to miss out the screaming headlines on the front pages of the Telefraph and the Mail about blatant BBC bias against the Tories.

    Better sack that paperboy, he is deliberately failing to deliver some of the newspapers ?

    see the Sky page –


    O h – and the news also omitted any mention of the Sun front page this morning – a YouGov poll showing 68% of respondents regard BBC-favourite Russell Brand as both unfunny and a hypocrite.


  11. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC says:

    ‘Grand Jury System Broken’

    But they quote a Civil Rights Activist. And no counter view.

    ‘Students at Emory University staged a die-in’




  12. John Anderson says:

    Hizzonor Rudi Guiliani has more wise but obvious words about Al Sharpton the race hustler. Methinks he is too polite to say that the same criticisms apply to Obama and Eric Holder :



  13. George R says:


    “BBC doom-mongers and the truth on austerity.”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2861740/DAILY-MAIL-COMMENT-BBC-doom-mongers-truth-austerity.html#ixzz3L1eilzPl