377 Responses to WEEKEND OPEN THREAD

  1. Dover Sentry says:

    I wonder how things will be in a year’s time?

    Much the same?

    I hope not.



  2. George R says:

    While INBBC still gives top news to its three pro-Islamic State Muslimas, with INBBC following a CAGE-type political line, INBBC censors out this perspective:-

    “Muslim Immigration Poses Serious National Security Threat”

    – See more at: http://pamelageller.com/#sthash.iR19wAJd.dpuf


  3. Dave666 says:

    Yep no wonder they want to back an every house hold pays plan even if you don’t watch or listen to any of the crap they put out.


    • Becca says:

      Al Beeb survives on a compulsory tax.
      Its not fit for purpose, it does not promote British heritage, culture, patriotism or values. It should be an impartial news channel, nothing more and nothing else.
      All the other programmes it broadcasts should be self financing. If they are any good they will earn money, if they are the usual liberal rubbish, they will sink. Simples


  4. I Can See Clearly Now says:

    The BBC and the Grauniard grind on with the NHS scare stories.

    More than half of GPs expect to leave profession before 60, says BBC survey

    On the box tonight: Inside Out BBC1 7.30pm

    The BBC/Grauniard angle is very different from the Torygraph story a few days ago;

    Feminisation of GPs has led to shortage and could fuel demands for higher wages

    I’m sure there’ll be no recognition that the obsession with females has backfired; females only work half the hours of a male over a lifetime. They’re all over-paid already after Labour’s blunder; pay them more and more will work part-time and retire early.


  5. AsISeeIt says:

    “The main element for me is to show protest”

    That’s the introductory phrase the BBC London editor selects as they show us a photography exhibition featuring the experience of black people here since the end of the Second World War.

    Nice of BBC London news to set the agenda so early on a Monday morning.

    A cynic might think the BBC were less interested in a photography exhibition and rather more keen to get the ethnic vote out for Labour.

    At best this is a patronising condescending attitude to ethnic communities.

    BBC : Black = Protest


  6. Llareggub says:

    Around twenty past seven this morning, Radio 4. I only heard the tail end of an interview with a woman denouncing Amnesty International for its links with Cage. She seemed good and competent. Followed by some jerk from Amnesty who blubbered about how hurt he was by her remarks, condemned the killing of civilians by Isis (who doesn’t?) but could not say whether Amnesty would distance itself from CAGE or sign letters with them in the future.


    • Phil Ford says:

      Yep, I heard that, too, as I choked on my Cornflakes. Amnesty were being criticised, in part, for aligning themselves with individuals and groups (such as CAGE) who represent the brutality, misogyny and homophobia of Islam (particularly Sharia) and its appalling treatment of women.

      But of course the useful idiot from Amnesty wasn’t having any of that, and Today’s Justin Webb helpfully didn’t ask him to answer the charges. Free passes all round!

      BBC journalism at it’s very best, folks.


  7. flexdream says:

    Who says al Beeba can’t do comedy? I saw this on the iPlayer (licence free) and it made me laugh …


  8. Old Goat says:

    Jesus Christ, not MORE “Jihadi John”. Will it ever go away? They’ll be interviewing his dog, next (or cat – I suppose being a good Muslim boy, he wouldn’t have had a dog).

    Has anyone tried ‘phoning, texting, or E mailing him, and asking a few questions?


    • Llareggub says:

      Yeah Jihadi John was a bit of a loner, they say. Poor man.
      Meanwhile the three Jihadi bitches should have been mated by now and we can look forward to interviews with them when they have whelped.


    • AsISeeIt says:

      “He only wanted to pray with his friends”

      Not being that conversant with the culture, it’s difficult for me – as a merely run of the mill British licence payer – to fairly judge whether that constitutes some significant indicator toward deviant behaviour or not.

      Blimey, it’s almost as the BBC are hinting that these Islamic Jihadis do actually have a different set of values to me….

      The purpose of this BBC obsession?

      Frankly, I don’t give a stuff.


    • Ianrushlow says:

      Patience. All will be revealed on his forthcoming chat show on the BBC: “UnCAGEd with Jovial Jihadi John”. With special guest stars The Three Lone She-Wolves.


    • ID says:

      Thanks for the post Old Goat, I was beginning to think I might be alone in considering the BBC’s “Flight of the Innocents” story as farcical. For some reason, I am reminded of Gilbert&Sullivan or one those scenes from a Rossini opera were the whole cast , gurning vacantly, sing how confused and stupefied they are by some banal event.
      Whatever happend to those nice, hard-working, highly-cultured young Germans who were “radicalised” and became members of the Hitler Youth? Perhaps they were upset because Germany lost the war or were humiliated by the harsh terms of the peace treaty. Or could it have been those “extremist” Nazi hate preachers, Nazi-ists, who are, of course, nothing like those other Nazis who have a more progressive and tolerant interpretation of Mein Kampf?


  9. I Can See Clearly Now says:

    BBC NHS News Channel: Conservatives and Labour squabbling about who has the best plan to build 200k homes. Stormin’ Norman Smith helpfully explained at the start and, again, at the end, that it is becoming very difficult for ‘youngsters’ to ‘get on the housing ladder’.

    Funny enough, Norman made no reference whatsoever to the ‘I’-word that must not be mentioned. We are hovering up an extra 300k people into the country, but that probably has nothing to do with the shortage….


  10. noggin says:

    Yep! more “lone wolfery” from the BBC … they had to get that in,
    they ve used every other obfuscation, to distance away from :-

    Another mass murderer for Allah, mandated by the Quran, following the example of Mohamhead, that’s it …
    th th thats all folks!.
    If you check the countless factual examples, or can read …
    “that’s all she wrote”
    Sheesh! that and the “3 Terror Tiny s ” getting absurd amounts of airtime on the BBC … caught on camera security catching the coach, no chance of apprehending them, of course they were only waiting on CCTV for… 18 HOURS!
    So someone obviously can t wait to see them buttf-cked, and as ISIS spunk sponges, hard … but true.

    Glad to hear Gita Sanghal laying out the facts about Amnesty on R4 -Toady
    … Their response?, well you can hear the guy almost laughing at one point … why?
    1hr 09 mins


    • I Can See Clearly Now says:


      Gita Sahgal seems to be a women’s rights and secularist campaigner who has long been uneasy about CAGE, and fell out with Amnesty about them.

      She has been on the case for years; here she is on Today, after she was suspended by Amnesty, over five years ago:

      Justin Webb: You’re making a wider point, aren’t you, that Islamic radicalism is treated softly by liberals?

      Gita Sahgal: Something like that. But we’re not liberals – we’re a human rights organisation and we should not be falling into the traps that many people do fall into.


  11. noggin says:


    Islamic State:
    Children study Qur’an, and get weapons training?
    They study the Qur’an?
    Do they skip over all of its peaceful passages?
    Upon which Barack Obama, David Cameron and the rest place such hope?
    Or are those leaders engaging in wishful thinking on a massive scale when they insist that the Islamic State has :-
    … “nothing to do with Islam?”
    R Spencer


  12. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC 24:-

    Ten ‘men’ charged in Rochdale over child abuse.

    Sky 24:-

    Asian men charged.