Midweek Open Thread 26 September 2018

The staff of the Far Left BBC will be preparing to sing the internationale at the end of their party conference today . BBC 2 is to be rebranded – presumably to a picture of the Test Card .

A black American comedian has gone off to tell jokes in prison for 10 years ……

and talking of prison — the Tommy Robinson show trial is about to start …enjoy?

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382 Responses to Midweek Open Thread 26 September 2018

  1. Fedup2 says:

    Paxo – who is one of those 1960s beeboids who believes in nothing but himself -has been let loose to pass sneering judgement on the British Empire .

    Obviously it is an excuse to allow more non whites into Far Left BBC screens but surely giving the job to an upstart journo like him and his tax avoiding production company is a bit much .

    Bet we ll never see the 1970s series on the British empire – or the tapes got wiped ….


  2. BRISSLES says:

    I’m clearly a bit dense. All the news surrounding the young girl who ate a Pret a Manger roll and died of an allergic reaction, and the added on business of the flight chaos – led me to assume this all happened within recent weeks !! Clearly not, sad those this was, it all occurred in July 2015 ! I feel a bit short changed, being dragged into an event that’s 3 years old, or am I not alone in this ?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I reckon this non story hits beeboid buttons

      Middle class
      They buy from pret
      Pretty girl
      Something to talk about which is of no importance to joe public however tragic for the family .
      Wealthy people as victim . Warming the socialist heart .


    • Guest Who says:

      OT, but sad and worth publicity.

      But while companies do have a duty of care, for the life of me I cannot grasp how any parent or adult child would gamble on third party products when the stakes are so high.


  3. Foscari says:

    If TIGER WOODS is the only sportsman you are only interested in ,
    the BBC is the channel for you . The Ryder Cup is taking place
    and so far as the BBC is concerned it’s a competition with only
    one golfer taking part.


    • Luckyharry69 says:

      The irony is the BBC have given up on golf in recent years…..obviously its a WHITE MALE HIERARCHICAL sport played by ‘toffs’ which isn’t ‘inclusive’ or ‘diverse’ etc etc YAWN…….the reality is so far from that.over 4 million people play golf at some time in this country on a range of courses/private/council/business owned etc…anyone can play if you have a tenner to spare at your local pay and play.(It helps if you can actually hit the ball as well).The reason the BBC love the Ryder Cup is because of the European connection…and the ‘love in’ with Tiger Woods.Can you imagine any other superstar sportsmen who had a string of affairs etc would be treated the same way?…I doubt it.Incidentally Woods is a phenomenal golfer and deserves credit for changing the game…….I’m not churlish or bigoted enough not to realise that….Rant Over……


  4. AsISeeIt says:

    In the Vicky Derbyshire slot our BBC gal Joanna Gosling puts on a show of balance in the Kavanaugh hearings but we know evenhandedness is a dead duck (gosling, duck – geddit?) when our chosen talking head to guide us through events is a female lawyer ‘times up’ activist. Of course she says we must now have further investigation. This is the Democratic plan to spin out procedings until after they hope to win seats in the mid-terms with which they will vote down Trump appointees. Naked politics.


  5. AsISeeIt says:

    Hey BBC, should we trust her word as gospel?

    Do please let us know asap in your BBC news headlines.


    ‘Beyonce’s former drummer claims singer ‘put spells on kitten’ and used witchcraft for ‘sexual manipulation’’

    ‘Kimberly Thompson has alleged that the 37-year-old performer has refused to let her move on professionally and has been ‘basically doing anything and everything to damage any type of happiness that I could have’.’


  6. Terminal Moraine says:

    Our values: “Trust is the foundation of the BBC: we are independent, impartial and honest.”




    • Guest Who says:

      The problem is, clearly, middle-aged white farts.


      But as we know, ladies only glow… like goats who have feasted on last night’s Balti. Can’t wait for the BBC North American Junta to ‘Analyse’ this.

      Or…. maybe… editorial integrity will mean no time or space…


      • Terminal Moraine says:

        Well I’m sure when the vote is in that the Republicans are hoping for a big let-off.



      • Old Goat says:

        I haven’t had a Balti for a while – not really the thing, in France. However I don’t remember ever having ‘glowed’ after one…


        • RJ says:

          I’m sure Johnny Cash wrote a song about eating them – he called it Ring of Fire. The chorus was something like “It burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire”.


    • scribblingscribe says:

      The pictures chosen by the Sky news website were also despicable. Always showing Dr Ford in tears and vulnerable while Kavanaugh was depicted as aggressive.

      Nasty sods.

      Love the way that hundreds of women are marching in support of Dr Ford. None of them can KNOW she is a victim yet they all KNOW she is a victim. Strange times


    • BRISSLES says:

      What I do find obscene from my own gender, is the wait of decades before alleging any type of abuse. Had Brett Kavanaugh been a plumber in the rust belt would she be NOW be standing looking pious ? I think not.

      If assaults/abuse have taken place, the time to kick up a stink is immediately after it has taken place. Don’t play the weepy victim 30 odd years later because a) you look faintly ridiculous and b) with the passage of time its harder to make anyone believe that anyone would want to have sex with you !!!

      The vulnerable of our industrial cities were not in a position to kick up a stink, as they were plied with drink and drugs from Asian bastards, and clearly the lady in question accusing Mr Kavanaugh certainly didn’t appear to have the demeanour of someone vulnerable !


  7. Terminal Moraine says:

    Indoctrination easy as ABC.

    A) UK religion divisive and hatey
    B) Africa religion good
    C) UK billboard divisive and hatey



  8. Kaiser says:

    world sport 10 photos we like this week

    I wonder why they like number 10



  9. Roland Deschain says:

    Katty blithering on about “belief” again.

    I wonder if she’d be happy for an allegation against her husband to be settled by the belief of the public?


    • Guest Who says:

      Especially a public whipped up by media with mixed views on prejudicing inquiries.

      Might be worth asking, especially given her apparent interpretation of reasonable doubt, though a blocking might result.

      Belief is not fact, or provable. Much as bbc ECU directors believe otherwise.


    • Kaiser says:

      as she knows 100% who its was

      but 5 people say 100% it didnt happen

      that doesnt actually sound like a binary choice at all


  10. MarkyMark says:

    How vague is this …. “Hate crime in any form is wrong. That is why it is important that if hate crime happens to you or someone you know, that you report it.”


  11. StewGreen says:

    Media/BBC bias in the reporting of fracking
    8 page report from GWPF

    (BTW I keep almost daily notes on the Yorkshire Post’s war on fracking
    http://bishophill.squarespace.com/discussion/post/2702542 )


  12. AsISeeIt says:

    We didn’t win, so change the rules !

    So says wimmins football mouthpiece Eni Aluko in the Guardian today.

    ‘ all of us in the women’s squad are bitterly disappointed to be out of the Champions League following our 1-0 loss to Brondby… this is why the women’s Champions League needs to have a group stage. ‘

    So, let’s get this straight Eni, you want the better-funded teams, such as your own, to be more assured of qualification?

    ‘a straight knockout format means that the high levels of investment required to build European squads for clubs such as Juventus and Manchester City… is put at risk too early by a tough draw.’

    But sport is supposed to be about the best sportsperson’s performance on the day, not a protection of their financial backing… isn’t it?

    ‘If you guarantee six group games in the Champions League, that investment becomes more worthwhile and players build a much deeper European experience.’

    Oh I see. It’s not so much about sport as ‘the deeper European experience’ – whatever the heck that means?



    • Kaiser says:

      seems being “racial abused” did wonders for old eni’s earning power

      if not her brain power, six badly attended european matches with 3 lots of travel for each team is probably going to work out at quite a financial loss for these clubs

      maybe she should concentrate on playing what she passes off for football a bit more and try to avoid getting beat

      me I would be very happy to see the mens game return to straight knockout for the champions league, it would make it much more exciting


  13. LastChanceSaloon says:

    BBC Breaking News
    “Danish police block bridges and ferries to Sweden and Germany in a major operation”
    Police are seeking “a dangerous person”
    A person, not a dangerous knife, gun, bomb or lorry, that is a relief.


  14. LastChanceSaloon says:

    2018-09-28 BBC News Politics
    “MPs demand hedge fund polling crackdown after Brexit claims”
    BBC headline contradicts BBC “News”.
    It is just Nicky Morgan, Communist MP, a member of the Conservative Party.
    Nicky the Thicky with the lonely neurone, as she is known.
    Moaning about private opinion polls.
    Nicky, if Government funded polls were reliable there would be no incentive to have private polls.
    Maybe that is where the effort should be directed. But will not be, because many MPS have astrocytes in single digit numbers.


  15. StewGreen says:

    Crimewatch 2018
    #1 Someone took a photo of a man looking through a window at a crowd.
    #2 Someone served someone a sandwich. and was not even asked if it contained a specific substance.


  16. pugnazious says:

    The BBC’s Zurcher seems to think we should just accept whatever Blasey Ford says about Kavanaugh and lynch him on her say so, any questions relating to the alleged incident, asked in order to assess if there is any truth in what is an extremely serious allegation, are unnecessary intrusions upon the process as guilt has already been determined so why ask any questions?….Zurcher suggests…

    ‘The questions seemed more geared toward undermining Dr Ford’s credibility – the kind of strategy useful during depositions or trials to undermine a jury’s trust in a witness or, perhaps, force them to crack under the accumulated pressure of the interrogation.’

    In a similar vein Kavanaugh is not to be allowed to defend himself…apparently to do so smacks of rich, white, male privilege or something…

    ‘His critics may see his performance as the product of wealthy private school privilege finally facing consequences for his actions.

    “Is this how people get to talk if they don’t spend their entire lives being scrutinised for tone?” asked Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri in a tweet.’

    Ah yes the Washington Post, that bastion of free speech and dispassionate, factual and unbiased reporting…when they’re not lambasting Trump for the latest ‘scandal’ that they’ve whipped up into headline news.

    Good old BBC never let the facts get in the way of lynching.


    • Guest Who says:

      Maybe Tony could run by Katty and Jon whether anyone had sexual relations with that woman, and if so, was it consensual or from a position of power. Maybe drop HRC a bell and run it by her?

      Beyond all else, the basic fact remains: burden of proof and reasonable doubt. None of the former and a ton of the latter.

      But no matter; Tommy, Brett, Donald, Brexit… whoever or whatever, the left and their media or agencies will huff and puff until they turn red to get what they want.

      And if all else fails, if the clusterFUBAR they deliberately created still does not swing their way, they can start claiming that because it’s so ‘controversial’ because they wanted it to be, may as well sling the bloke in the nick in case the boys in Brown kick off, have as many referendums as it takes for the childre… ‘people’ and can a bloke who became the story they set up.

      Frankly I am awaiting the next ‘what she wanted moment’ as Alyssa Milano throws herself in front of Speaker of the House’s horse.


  17. StewGreen says:

    Independent 72 year old councillor in court over 6 Facebook hatey rants , pleaded guilty.
    \\ Richard Alderman,, admitted they were menacing or offensive, after writing the prime minister’s assassination was “long overdue”.
    – A further message written before Alderman’s election to the council, next to a meme criticising Nottinghamshire MP Ms Soubry, read: “Hang, shoot and drown the witch to make sure it’s dead.”//

    Is court the best way of dealing with this stuff?
    You can have a wacky opinion, but the line is you can’t incite a crazy person into action. And you have to deal with something quick not wait weeks.
    Hence it was upto people to hit the “report post” button and then lock his account if he’s a persistent offender.
    It’s like the high court policing a private car park.


  18. smoogie7 says:

    I wonder how the BBC are going to act in the long term towards the Tories’ London Mayor candidate, Shaun Bailey?


    Sadly comments have already been made about his ‘race’ and not simply because he is black but because he is ‘black and a Tory’ and ‘The Tories are racists’ and all that nonsense.

    I couldn’t care about what colour anyone is, if he is a good mayor (and very likely he could be better than Khan) then what is the problem? The left have this thing where they think that they own the ‘non whites’ yet in truth most of the black community seem to be avoidant of Labour for a number of reasons.

    I wonder how the BBC would play this out though?


    • Kaiser says:

      question is smoogie is bailey a candidate because the tories realise there is F all chance of getting a white man elected


      • smoogie7 says:

        Not sure to be honest. Bojo was mayor and won the election twice and he is as white as you can get


  19. StewGreen says:

    TV industry workers way different to public
    twice as likely to be gay
    way less religious
    way younger

    Conservatives are not properly represented in the media – they are being discriminated against- why doesn’t the study mention this?


  20. Fedup2 says:

    I wonder what treatment al beeb will give to Jenny McDonough who , like every one else it seems , defrauded the Grenfell fund as an employee of the Kensington borough finance department .

    I wonder if the number of fraud convictions has outnumbered the number who actually officially lived in the tower – as opposed to the industrial level subletting of council accommodation so fashionable in Londonistan .,


  21. lojolondon says:

    Great website, great article :

    Quick quiz. Find the main difference between these brief excerpts from accounts of the world’s two major faiths. First, this:

    Christians believe [Jesus Christ] to be the Son of God….according to Christian teaching after three days he rose from the dead….Christians believe that there is only one God, but that he is revealed in three different forms.

    Next, this:

    The Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during [Ramadan]. The actual night that the Qur’an was revealed is a night known as Lailut ul-Qadr (‘The Night of Power’).

    The difference, of course, is that while the details of the founding of Christianity are presented as a set of beliefs, the supernatural elements of Islam’s founding narrative are recounted as if they were historical fact.

    Both of these excerpts are from a BBC website intended for the use of teachers in secular British schools.


    • JimS says:

      One would think that the all-knowing Allah would have revealed his thoughts to someone who could write!
      The all-powerful Allah could have just cut out the middleman and carved out his instructions on the side of Mount Everest, then there would be no question of anyone changing the message.
      Of course ‘some say’ that Islam is as much use to Europe as Japanese Knot-weed.


  22. Loobyloo says:

    Republican Senator Flake cornered by sexual assault survivor http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45684050

    Look at this outrageous behavior. I despair of the West, what a laughing stock it is making of itself. I also worry deeply for the future for my two sons. The youngest – school English text is a ‘book’ whose protagonist is a teenage girl who is an outcast at school. Turns out she was raped by a senior football player. Agenda, agenda.


    • Guest Who says:

      Lucky it was all caught on fillum, otherwise who is to say he did not rape them between floors 6 and 9?

      Must say this is all making ‘The Pelican Brief’ seem tame in comparison.

      Has Katty been invited to wing walk over the Judge’s home in the FBI’s helicopter?


  23. Sluff says:

    Partially BBC related.
    For discussion.
    A girl eats a Pret a Manger sandwich, gets an allergic reaction, and dies.
    It appears no-one has broken the law.
    Pret are having to apologise.
    There are 65 million people in this country millions eat Pret oroducts every day.
    Just how much super-micro minorities are we as a society compelled to account for, at the expense of everyone else?
    Is there no duty of care for the individual or the family?
    And apparently the epipen antidote (NHSSupplied?) device had flaws, but it’s Pret a Manger that is in the dock.
    Thank goodness I’m not in business any more.
    Blame private business while the state hides under the parapet.
    How very BBC.


    • Luckyharry69 says:

      She died in 2016?….(its sad I admit and we will all die)….BUT what is the underlying point of this headline?……people are dying of allergic reactions every week?….I dont get why this is main headline news?………perhaps its the oppressed/oppressor narrative the BBC love….the poor ‘victim’ mentality?The large nasty corporation forcing food down peoples throats?…..surely if you are prone/allergic to certain foods you would be incredibly careful what you eat and when?……somebody explain to me please?……..


      • BRISSLES says:

        Lucky, I mentioned earlier that blanket coverage of this item made me believe the incident happened in recent weeks, NOT 3 years ago !!!


    • vlad says:

      It’s part of the extreme sentimentalisation of society and the msm.

      Someone died, boo-hoo.

      And yes, if they can have a dig at ‘big business’, if there’s even an imaginary whiff of alleged negligence, so much the better.

      Deep down journalists and reporters know theirs is a silly, parasitic job and that there are much too many of them, so they desperately look for a raison d’etre, a ’cause’, and see themselves as sjw’s righting imaginary wrongs. They all want to be little Watergate journos, exposing scandals – though only fashionably left-wing ones of course.


  24. Loobyloo says:

    The woman who accidentally ticked: ‘I am a terrorist’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45678517

    Ho ho, how we all laughed. This isn’t news, or even a good story, although it’s one of the ‘most read’ on Al Beebs website. Anyway, a good opportunity to trivialize terrorism and have a good dig at the USA – they are so nasty requiring folks to apply for a visa!


  25. Loobyloo says:

    ‘I’m a Muslim woman, I’m visually-impaired and I’m a boxer’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45550555

    Other religions need not apply.


  26. Sluff says:

    BBC news with Fiona Bruce
    ‘Hundreds of headteachers have abandoned the classroom today to protest……’.
    Errr, headteachers spend almost no time in the classroom.
    They have lots of responsibilities and it’s a tough job, but time in the classroom…..errrr no.
    BBC. Totally out of touch.


  27. Fedup2 says:

    Apparently the vote to confirm the new judge on the Supreme Court will take place tonight . Sopel sounded like his sweeties had beeb taken away when he said the vote will be infavour of appointment
    But the way politics is polarising could lead to the judgement s of the Supreme Court not being accepted by noisy democratic kidults ….
    …. we arnt so far down the politicisation of the judiciary because of the inherent class bias in the appointment of judges – but it won’t take long as the minorities are in place to box tick and make whitee feel good about him/herself .

    As least when we get sharia law we won’t have to worry about all of this human rights nonsense . I wonder how many wives will be given to me . Do I get a 12 year old one like the profit had ? Allegedly ….


    • Guest Who says:

      I take it all back, Katty has more humour in her scalp roots than all BBC diet-challenged lesbians put together.


      • Guest Who says:

        Plenty more yet to ‘share’. Apparently.

        I read an interesting comment that his earlier career elevations pre-Trump did not seem to stir her variable passions for justice.


        • Fedup2 says:

          So the would be Supreme Justice is being referred to the FBI – an organ which seems to be a part of the Democrat Party .

          Whatever the outcome of the investigation 50% will not accept it . And then what ?

          Echoes of Brexit there …..


  28. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC TV ‘Question Time’ yesterday.

    Rees-Mogg was on the panel.

    His comment to the audience:

    “For me to escape from Question Time in one piece is a privilege”

    And this from a potential Conservative Prime Minister.


  29. Guest Who says:

    Well, of course, now.



    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      It’s probably ‘misogynist’ of me, but I’m really not sure ‘feminist’* mothers should be bringing up sons, especially without a father figure to provide some kind of balance.

      Never mind, the honourable Jess Phillips MP (she of the male suicide is a laughing matter fame) can surely advise on feminist parenting of boys for those unfortunate ladies laden with male offspring.

      Alternately, there’s always the option to bring them up ‘gender fluid’, best to start by putting them in a dress from day one, or why not go the full hog and persuade them of the joys of gender realignment surgery before they’re 12?

      The good news is, in the future women will be able to choose the gender of their (just their) child and there won’t be any need to risk being encumbered with a nasty male child at all. I’ve read it all on the BBC website, so it must be true.

      *My ideal of feminism is rather less aggressively anti-male than the currently fashionable definition of the term. I actually think both (err… I mean, all and none!) genders out to be treated as equals and with a degree of respect and kindness, which seems to make me a raving misogynist by today’s standards. Here I’m referring to the modern usage of the term… and hastily adding this disclaimer in the hope that I won’t be dragged off and imprisoned for ‘misogynistic hate crimes’… I might as well give up now and go hand myself in to the thought police, they should be easy to spot, driving rainbow coloured cars and wearing those bee costumes and high heels.


  30. StewGreen says:

    Channel 5 : The Mcain Chips diversity ad was just on

    The ad before was for the Toyota “self charging hybrid”, that means it’s an “electric car” which is actually powered by PETROL
    … benefits from slightly cheaper tax


  31. taffman says:

    Is there anyone out there that can point out any Pro-Brexit bias broadcast by the BBC ? …….


  32. StewGreen says:

    Tim Worstall : There Is An Ethnic Pay Gap In The NHS – And Rightly So
    he means the average black is much younger than the average pink-skin, so of course they earn less
    .It’s no discrimination, it’s demographics.


  33. Guest Who says:

    I often refer to the BBC as a £4,000,000,000 per annum pr agency for those it supports.


    Paid for, of course, by those expecting objective reporting.


  34. Alicia Sinclair says:

    Note on Skys “radio news” their equivalent of Laura Kuennsberg called Beth Rigby is top billing.
    She has tried and failed to get Boris to apologise for his burqa comment.
    But they led with this, as if that was “news”.
    One month on, and Sky are back to this.
    Imagine they`re in a race to the bottom with the BBC to try and scuttle the Tory conference already.
    The Kavanaugh stuff only leads the fox hunting trail for them all here-truly nasty, but Sky and BBC are both doing what Soros and the EU pays them to do.
    This Sky News feed seems compulsory to me-there is no local news at all on it, so assume that Clinton, Blair and Obama Inc are behind the intentions.


  35. Nibor says:

    Forgive me if this has already been mentioned ( and point out where ) .

    The Headmasters protest .

    This morning they were telling us that about a thousand were protesting .
    That’s small beer really isn’t it compared to other protests . Shouldn’t the BBC see a bit of widows mite here , and put a bit more context to it ?

    For a start , these people are salaried , not paid by the hour or day , so I want to know if they suffered any loss of pay for their day out in London .
    An hourly paid person may lose something here , even if he takes one of his holidays to join in the march that’s a days holiday lost .
    For a self employed person , well , can he ever do such a thing ??
    Then these headteachers know the sympathy they will get from the BBC ,and the teachers back at the school.They are hardly going to face a large amount of people dead set again them as most people are too busy working . What repucussions will this have on their careers ? None . Because the education system is peopled by the ” swamp ” . What have they risked ? Nothing .

    Then I heard a bit on the BBC such as Any Questions . This march is unprecedented say the Beeb and so even if only a thousand turn up against the tens of thousands that turn up for other demonstrations not reported by Al Beeb , we should take notice .
    No . We shouldn’t . Decades ago yes . But decades ago the profession wasn’t infested by teachers who turn into headteachers who were tutored by the Gramscians at the colleges . Time has changed that profession , like the police , judiciary , BBC editors , civil servants etc from bodies that were conservative in nature to social worker type activists .
    So in future BBC I want to know more about the protestors such as ;

    The type of pay of the activists , and whether there is an immediate cost because of it . Or any losss of wages etc.
    The type of employment , whether there is a risk of bringing the company down due to the protestors not working that day (?!)
    The risks to the careers or employment of the protestors .
    Whether the protestors are in a favoured position with the BBC and the establishment .
    The ease or difficulty of reaching London to protest .
    Whether the protestors are easily organised , have been organised in the past and have facilities to organise a protest and contacts with the media to highlight their grievances .
    Or whether they tend to be a more loose Ad Hoc collection of individuals without much organisation and not having sympathy of the BBC or Powers That Be .
    Whether the organisers and leading luminaries suffer themselves , or their families or acquaintances suffer because they protest , or if they feel there is a comeback from the state for their participation in one or any other protest .


  36. Guest Who says:

    The comments are going great.

    Not sure Newsnight will see it that way.

    But Emily is now ensured QT in case W1A lifts get the storming treatment.