New Decade Thread 1 January 2020

Happy New Year / Decade to all readers and contributors . With a fair wind this decade will see the end of the Far Left Biased BBC . Let’s make it a New Year / Decade Resolution .

If there is one thing which was revealed in 2019 – it was that all the anti Brexit Far Left propaganda heaped on the British Public every day by the BBC counted for very little. That has damaged it beyond repair .

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447 Responses to New Decade Thread 1 January 2020

  1. Guest Who says:



  2. Guest Who says:

    Me either.


  3. pugnazious says:

    Funny how if you question the Supreme Court’s Brexit rulings you are a dangerous demagogue endangering democracy and the rule of law but question the rulings of a court in Cyprus which failed to find a group of ‘Israeli’ men guilty of rape and you’ll be a crusader against rogue justice.

    Just how many times can Kevin Connolly mention ‘Israeli’ in one small report on Today yesterday? Quite a lot it would appear. You might mention it once to establish the facts but after that it would be just ‘the group of men’ surely. You can contrast this with how the BBC reports such crimes, and indeed terrorism, by Muslims, even when convicted, and the reluctance to mention ‘Muslim’ or ‘Islam’ in the reports even when highly relevant. An orgy of rape across Scandanavia is dismissed as lies and the attacks in Cologne were apparently by ‘Germans’….in fact by immigrants and immigrants with citizenship. Even when the BBC did admit the attackers were immigrants there were excuses…

    Hugh Sykes pondering if this wasn’t in fact a far-right conspiracy…

    ‘‘There are conspiracy theories in the air that the New Year’s Eve attackers were encouraged to make sexual approaches to German women, told that it was the normal thing to do on New Year’s Eve. If true, they may have fallen into a well-laid trap.’’

    or terrorism was an ISIS conspiracy to exploit poor and vulnerable ‘refugees’….

    ‘’Some analysts have suggested that IS has encouraged a link between refugees and terrorism in order to foster hostility to refugees in Europe, although it is not known if the latest attack was carried out in co-ordination with the IS leadership in Iraq and Syria.’’

    And of course we had Mardell infamously covering up for Islam…..

    ‘The alleged murderer was clearly a Muslim, but there is very little to suggest that he adhered to a hard-line interpretation of his religion or that he had political or religious motives.

    Still, searching for patterns and for answers is part of what it is to be human. I loathe cliche, but perhaps, for once, this is a “senseless tragedy”, devoid of deeper meaning.’’

    Best then to convert to Islam if you’re thinking what they’re thinking and do so before you commit a crime….The BBC will do what it can to portray you in a positive light and if unfortunately the judge isn’t swayed by that the BBC will work tirelessly to get you released and ‘rogue justice’ overturned.


    • Guest Who says:

      Hugh has pondered muchly today.


      • pugnazious says:

        She’d be banned from Britain, and certainly from voting, if the likes of Sykes had their way….working class, white and undoubtedly would have voted for brexit and Boris…..oooh…a #’populist’


    • Fedup2 says:

      The thing which really peed me about the Supreme Court judgement was that 11 law lords heard it but all 11 signed off on the biased president with a spider who really should have known better .

      Even on dissenter from the judgement might be expected or at least one other judge explaining their view . Instead it was just a bunch of muppets rubber stamping a Remainer attempt to frustrate democracy .
      Not something to be forgotten even with the eventual victory .


  4. Guest Who says:

    Will no one think of the corridors!


    • pugnazious says:

      drowning their sorrows.


    • vlad says:

      And how much on Kir Royales?
      Creme de Cassis and Champagne don’t come cheap.


    • Thoughtful says:

      I thought it might have gone down now Sweeney has left !


    • Deborah says:

      Sorry Fedup because I think you are the one who checks these things, I hit report for Guest Who instead of reply. Is there no way to ‘undo’?


      • Fedup2 says:

        No worry – all it does is set off all the alarms in the Biased BBC bunker -????


    • Deborah says:

      I occasionally read in the bastion of truth that is the Daily Mail web site about parties at the end of a Strictly show or sometimes at the end of filming a series. They usually hit the DM website when someone has drunk too much. Obviously the wine and other alcohol flows. Why are these parties necessary and who paths? When money comes out of the license money, then there is no need to justify spending to the founders ie us.


  5. StewGreen says:

    “Green Originals”
    3 weeks of Radio4 programming about environmental gamechangers

    6th of January Rachel Carson
    Nature writer Conor Jameson reflects on the impact of Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring, and the resonance that her work still has today.
    (only the first 5 are listed so far)

    “The series which assesses the work and impact of the pioneering scientists, campaigners and communicators
    of the last 60 years who’ve swum against the tide
    to influence our opinion and behaviour on the environment.”


  6. john in cheshire says:

    In case anyone was in doubt, this is what a racist looks and sounds like:


  7. StewGreen says:

    @JimS quoted Burke talking about the loud crickets chirping loudly thinking themselves rulers of the field
    , whilst the huge cattle above them remain silent

    Interesting that
    Before the election Peter Oborne quoted it on the Soros website, claiming he couldn’t vote for Boris , cos his team were the loud grasshoppers who have taken over the Conservative Party.

    Then on Dec 15th John Sopel quoted it in part, warning that the US Democats that the election proved that Momentum Leftists were the grasshoppers who had taken over the Labour Party only to be crushed by the cattle voting.

    Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be a social media genius (and she is),
    and she may have a massive number of followers (and she has),
    and be charismatic (and she has that by the bucketload)
    – but America is a big country with an awful lot of voters who are not signed up to all the “woke” things she and others might be advocating.

    Labour in the UK lost the working class, but gained the woke.
    And that will give the party sleepless nights over the coming months and years. It was their worst defeat since 1935.



  8. Guest Who says:

    He’s late to this, but worth sharing.


    • pugnazious says:

      Comments not going well for Oliver, the enemy within the Tory party…now outside and always in BBC studios giving us his pseudo Tory views….which naturally are just the views the BBC wants to hear about Brexit and Boris…all bad.

      Like how he refuses to mention Cummings by name instead keeps referring to ‘populist strategists…tells you exactly where he is coming from.

      Just why does the BBC keep bringing him on as a supposed Tory commentator…lol?


  9. Not Gwent says:


    “Kubica scored one point last season and was comprehensively outpaced by team-mate George Russell” State Broadcaster informs me on its Formula1 page.

    One point is one point more than poor Russell was able to earn throughout all of 2019. State Broadcaster knows how to paint a picture, truthful yet selective, even ‘economical with the truth’ in order to drive a point home?

    I wonder if this talent could also be deployed also in news, science and politics?


  10. gb123 says:

    SNP Finance Minister Post Independence. The new Dianne Abbot.
    ( SJWs: this is a Joke)


  11. Doublethinker says:

    I ve had a scout through various Remaiiner news outlets this morning and have to report that there is no sign of compromise in the air. They seem content to try and outdo each other in their rage and bitterness against Brexit. Increasingly they resemble deranged Democrats in the US who have lost their minds to Trump derangment syndrome. It is quite possible that they will start to become violent against ‘normal’ folks, private and government property and perhaps resort to public self harm to make their point. It’s astonishing to me that adults can retain such bitterness about a democratic outcome three and a half years ago. It must be seriously interfering with their lives. But rather than feeling sorry for their plight my attitude is hardening towards them, either accept the outcome and stop moaning or bugger off.


  12. Up2snuff says:

    The BBC have been pushing Veganism at us all ever since that daft outburst, sorry, I mean statement and Press Release, from the IPCC in, I think, the autumn of 2018.

    Today, on the BBC web-site I am informed that the Vegan Society has quadrupled its membership.

    That’s the good news.

    Unfortunately it has taken 5, yes, five years to do that. Membership now stands at 600,000.

    Oh dear.

    How sad.

    Never mind.


  13. Up2snuff says:

    At least the BBC are warning here of some propaganda ahead.


    • Nodding Dog says:

      They mentioned this on radio 5 the other morning.The two presenters were discussing it woman presenter casually drops in ‘if they want to be truly sustainable then surly they should just do vegan recipes’ So expect a few of those and to be lectured on the benefits of veganism!

      Just a thought do the folk at the BBC push the vegetarian agenda much just that I hear veganism mentioned rather a lot I thought it would be better to sell vegetarianism to the unbelievers first before going so extreme or are they aiming their propaganda at those that are already meat free?


  14. Fedup2 says:

    The Guardian is reporting thar Tories are more likely to write to the BBC to formerly complain about bias . And something about labour supporters moaning on social media rather than making a formal complaint .

    That was in the paper of 31 December . Today there are letters from lefties moaning about BBC bias against labour and comrade Corbyn .

    I must be living in an alt world

    But what I thought funny was the assumption by the paper the BBC is not biased against the right- and ignores the real anti brexit campaign the BBC has been running and is reported daily here .

    As for comrade Corbyn . Considering his conduct across past decades I’m still surprised he got a comparatively easy time – until he came up against the voting public of course .


  15. StewGreen says:

    Dr Who ..casting is by the head of the Lake District National Park
    .. Set in a Sheffield full of black basketball players and Indian family, Asian police
    The Dr and Bradley Walsh are white


  16. StewGreen says:

    #CelebrityMiniMinds : Celebrity Mastermind last night (as discussed at the end of the last thread)
    “Is the celebrity pool that shallow?”
    ” double breaking of the Trades Descriptions Act
    : neither celebrities nor masterminds”

    \\ John Humphrys: “Who created an artwork called my bed, in which (precis) dirty clothes and all kinds of mess were strewn about?”
    Celebrity contestant: “Camilla Parker-Bowles?” //


    • Guest Who says:

      Hugh is on it. He knows thick.


      • StewGreen says:

        Did Sykes just mock BAME icon ?
        “Rickie Haywood-Williams is a British radio DJ and television presenter best known for his work with Melvin Odoom on Kiss FM and the 2016 TV series Bang on the Money on ITV.
        aged 39”


        • Guest Who says:

          Certainly reads this way.

          Which usually sees a world of pain pile in, often involving politicians of outrage known to spend most waking hours on twitter?

          Usually. Maybe BBC staff are exempted?


  17. StewGreen says:

    Hours after the idea of a “white poor boys scholarship” was turned down
    .. we ger this from Sadiq


    • G says:

      “….over a seven month period.” Brilliant! they can join up, become randomly pregnant and depart in that same period without giving birth all at the people’s expense.


  18. tvlicensingblog says:
  19. taffman says:

    “Boris Johnson: Brexit will mark ‘new chapter’ for UK, says PM”

    Have all the Remoaners, Snowflakes and Europhiles left for the continent yet?
    Remember , they all threatened to.


  20. NISA says:

    No respite from The Agenda for BBC folk. The person commentating on the New Year Concert from Vienna had to divert from informing the audience about the music to be played to express concern about the under representation of women musicians in the orchestra.


  21. StewGreen says:

    Last night the New Newsnight boy responded to a Times article about an optimistic future for Britain with something like a sneer that Britain won’t survive
    He deleted in the morning


  22. taffman says:

    “Brexit 50p coins to be ‘recycled’ after PM accepts extension”
    About time Britannia was restored to our coinage.
    She was on our notes and coins ever since Roman times until the PC Liblab snowflakes took her off .
    I know that Al Beeb would love this 😀 ………………………
    Rule Britannia !


  23. taffman says:

    “National living wage to rise by 6.2% in April”
    Despite BREXIT ?


    • Thoughtful says:

      If Boris the leftie Bottler carries on like this the so called workers will be earning more than the bosses, and there won’t be any private business in the UK.

      The minimum wage in the UK means a worker here earns more in a day than a worker in Pakistan earns in a month!


  24. taffman says:

    Each day I read Al Beeb’s news web site, it appears to look more and more like the Student’s Union Rag Mags from my uni days.
    Does any one remember those mags ?


  25. Charlie Farley says:

    Exactly , also nothing about the riots and burning cars in Paris and rarely anything anymore on the protests against Macron ….BBC in another galaxy ? ……News 24 22.27 more concerned about music streaming ….unbelievable


  26. TrickCyclist says:

    Just watching BBC 1’s Dracula, it is despicable. Harker, or rather “Johnny,” is a whining bitch. Dracula wants him as his bride. Van Helsing is a mittel-European nun who’s all business and apparently a non-believer.
    Dracula appearing naked before the assembled convent, American Werewolf-style transformations, a re-tread of the “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” reveal from The Shining, inappropriate (and unfunny) humour. . . they chuck it all at the screen.


  27. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    What will your town or city do to tackle climate change in 2020?

    This community in Finland has some of the answers… ????????

    (via BBC World Service)


    Larbergs jumping in icy pools. Apparently.

    Not sure, frankly.


  28. Tabs says:

    I just caught the end of “Frankie Boyles New World Order 2018” where the last 15 minutes was non stop Trump/Brexit/Tory bashing and then Boyle summarised that if you think you are better than anyone else then you have white colonial privilege. Of course his sanctimonous self and guests are not execercising white colonial privilege whilst claiming to be better than Trump/Brexiters/Tory voters.

    I then watched the first 30 seconds of “Frankie Boyles New World Order 2019” where he slagged off Trump again at which point I turned the TV off.

    How does the BBC get away producing crap like this as comedy?


  29. Celtic_Mist says:

    The Labour Party is in crisis because of the radical left and a similar situation exists with the US (socialist) Democratic Party and it is clear that the BBC is biased towards the latter.

    I would expect the Conservatives to be neutral with regard to US politics but not the radical left element. Also, the UK is leaving the socialist and dictatorial EU.

    The UK will move to become more closely aligned with the US, and horror of horrors, Harry and Megan will, whether they want to or not, come to symbolise that relationship.

    This is a potential problem for how the left-biased BBC reports, not only on domestic matters but also on foreign policy issues? Sopel and co might even have to talk to (right-wing) Republican party pundits lol.


  30. scribblingscribe says:

    Guidance please from all the knowledgeable folk on these boards.

    My reading of the rule around TV Licencing is that even if you watch SKY live then you must pay your tax to Jon Sopel and his sneering chums. Is this so?

    If so, it is ludicrous.


    • StewGreen says:

      BTW Last week Sopel so wanted to believe narrative he couldn’t understand a simple tweet, that showed the data to the contrary

      £245K a year for his salary


    • The WestWyvern says:

      Any live broadcast. Doesn’t matter who that broadcaster is.

      So you would pay your teletax, and fund Sly TV through their subscription.

      I don’t watch live broadcast TV as I refuse to fund an organisation that is politically biased, makes no programmes or output that fit my demographic, doesn’t reflect my societal views or beliefs and calls me a racist for believing in my own country and its independence.


  31. StewGreen says:

    9am Radio4 : Climate change has led to a rise in flooding. ( spurious claim ???)
    But it’s not just about soggy sofas and insurance claims. The recent flooding in South Yorkshire has driven rats into homes, and rats, if unchecked, can lead to fire, damage to property and disease.

    New Zealand has pledged to eradicate all rats by 2050. Krupa Padhy asks, could it work here?
    ( doh NZ uses a chemical called 1080, it’s banned here as it kills all mammals )


  32. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “Top psychologist: No certainty terror offenders can be ‘cured’ ”

    “The Ministry of Justice has not completed any work to test whether the ‘HII’ scheme prevents reoffending or successfully tackles extremist behaviour – and there has been no similar exercise to test the effectiveness of the follow-on programme Khan joined after his release on licence.”

    Khan was the London Bridge attacker/Terrorist.

    The Left/BBC believe without proof that deradicalisation works. It is their cornerstone belief and provides many incomes for do-gooders.

    It doesn’t work and it is causing deaths to think it does. All that works is prison.


  33. Guest Who says:

    Oddly also the go to guy and gal of the increasingly irrational, still force-funded, state propaganda organ.

    Maybe the bbc will commission them to host a home makeover show based in an IKEA bunker. At least our lad does not need a flak jacket.


    • StewGreen says:

      @GW and guess who appears on this weeks Plank Chart ?

      #4 They charge you for going on the beach, and have ruled having more than 6 people at your house hogmany party is a crime
      #7 He’s pledged not to give in the fight against Brexit
      #8 Greta’s parents have claimed pushing her into her Climate Change PR campaign is a cure for her aspergers
      #9 Football fans hate vAR
      #10 The pope slapped a woman after , she grabbed his arm at a mass about stopping violence against women.


    • StewGreen says:

      I quote from Sherelle Jacob’s Telegraph article

      and the fake news: imminent human-caused extinction-level global warming is a scientific fact so beyond dispute that even a child can grasp it.
      This is a lie so fundamental that the failure of the BBC and other liberal media outlets to tackle it is a disgraceful dereliction of duty.
      The “consensus” on climate change – based on the statistic that 97 per cent of scientists agree – is not only groupthinkishly unscientific in spirit, but also invalid. It is traceable back to a paper by an Australian researcher, which a later paper showed was not only unsubstantiated but outright contradicted by its own data.
      Still, Greta does not want us to think but to “act”. The child oracle is yanking us by the hand, not out of the eco-apocalypse’s jaws but into the jowls of vegetable-brained oblivion.


  34. G says:

    If ever anyone harbours any nagging doubts that our Black & Asian Broadcasting Company (aka. “another beauty”), was not grossly dishonest in its news reporting, those doubts would have been completely dispelled over the last 24 Hrs in two classic circumstances.
    Last night at roughly 2225 I tuned in to the R4 News to pick up on what was, it seemed, a unusually lengthy debate on the POTUS, Impeachment and all things condemnatory. Needless to say, the two American interviewees condemned the POTUS entirely. In fact, one said that the majority of the public see him, “…as a crook”. The other interviewee likened the 50/50 split in the American public’s views as similar to the perceived 50/50 split in the British public’s suggested views on Brexit culminating in Boris’ landslide success. But, here’s the thing, that commentator predicted a similar landslide come next election, for the Democrats! What planet?
    I follow the political scene in the US by a number of sources, Fox being only one and I have to say that I did not recognise anything within that extended debate that was anything near accurate or honest.
    This morning on Toady, we were all subjected to the BABC skills in, ‘tap-dancing on the head of a pin’, in utterly failing to mention the ‘Elephant in the Room’. Surprise, surprise, the psychologist/designer of the so-called, “De-radicalisation” programmes for terrorists states that, ” ……it can never be certain that attackers have been “cured””. It appears that the programme is up against years (if not decades) of previous terrorist conditioning, “in some cases going back to when the subject was a teenager”. I would suggest that it goes back even earlier – from the day they were born and started being conditioned in the ways of islam. You know, that Religion of Peace……..
    Bravo! BABC. You conveniently forget that the public is not stupid.


  35. Guest Who says:

    Who to believe?

    BBc sub news of ‘officials’ using “quotes”..,
    Jakarta floods: ‘Not ordinary rain’, say officials

    …or…. comments from normal people, where the bbc has less control?

    “ There’s nothing extraordinary about Jakartas rain fall… It comes every year, and has done as far back as records were started.. The more concrete that is added to jkt and surrounding areas the more. Flash floods will occur.. Huge amounts of toll roads built, and mrt, lrt built gives extra water with nowhere to go to.. Planning in Jakarta sucks to say the least.. With a flood problem already Jakarta should have concentrated on new storm drains and a new network of ground pumps.. To be ready for precisely what came… Instead, roads and transport, we’re built all over Jakarta . Rain can fall anywhere anytime, what’s most unusual is that the governor of Jakarta cut the storm sewer renovation by 500 million idr. When in fact. Should have added billions, the result is evident in the areas that have blocked drains and sewers.. Bad planning, bad management, and not being prepared for floods during rain season is unacceptable.”

    Incompetent civil servants and agenda-obsessed, unqualified media are the true disasters the world’s growing populations face.


    • gb123 says:

      Having spent a lot of time on business over the years I can fully vouch for the above. December and January usually have some heavy downpours. Some of the city is below sea level and there are large slum areas on the most flood susceptible terrain. Getting in and out of the city towards the airport, even with minor rainfall, is a nightmare. It would be nice if our media did some basic research on the physical geography and social structure before going to a body with vested interests for information. The biggest issues in Jakarta have been for many years more to do with the planning and management as stated by GW. It also shows what happens if you site a city on a flood plain/delta without defences.


      • G says:

        Wholeheartedly agree. Jakarta has few storm drains and many of the roads become flooded quickly in times of flash/heavy rain. I haven’t spent anytime there since the mid eighties (pre – ‘Global Catastrophe’) suffice to say, it is a haphazard city, its people (predominantly muslim) are erratic and demonstrate the worst driving skills in the World. Who else overtakes at speed on a blind bend whilst simply blowing continuously on the horn?………..Point being, there’s no thought to Town and Country Planning or anything else logical.


  36. Up2snuff says:

    For two days in a row the Daily Telegraph has been missing from the newspaper front pages on the BBC web-site. How hard can it be to obtain a national newspaper when you have offices in W1a and national newspapers for the next day are available at about 11pm the night before publication date in central London?

    Or is it that the BBC do not like the Dreary Torygraph for reasons connected with Brexit and/or the newspaper’s political inclinations?

    PS: Matt’s cartoons are brilliant.


    • StewGreen says:

      @Telegraph front page that it tweeted at 10pm last night
      is surprsiingly absent from the BBC page
      BUT is mentioned in the text
      ‘Seismic’ changes ahead for Civil Service
      Wildlife on fire


      • Fedup2 says:

        Apparently the government has a leak inquiry regarding some secret papers which were given to Corbyn during the election about brexit .
        Had to laugh when the report in the Mail said the inquiry is being carried out by the cabinet office – which put the addresses of new year honours people on a public website .

        Must be a ‘yes minister ‘ type inquiry by Humphrey ….


  37. AnneG says:

    BBC News is making the rail fare increases one of it’s main items.
    Naturally they are talking to Campaign Better Transport about this. What they fail to mention is this group, under it’s old name Transport 2000 was set up by the rail unions.
    There’s no bias in what they say of course.


  38. StewGreen says:

    R4 now prog about failed “illegal migrants” gone back to Sierra Leone
    Their families won’t see each them, cos they lost so much money in sponsoring the attempt.

    The EU used to offer €1,500 worth of homecoming help
    not in cash but in goods to start a business
    but the EU stopped it
    after Leonians abused the system

    One family was reconciled after some random donor from Europe sent money.

    One failed male ..takes to the streets in demonstrations telling people not to go to Libya or Morocco
    ..prog seems to end with him saying he is going to try going again.


  39. keith jeremy says:

    On today’s BBC website an article on BAME tourism, which echoed the classic PC Savage sketch in Alas Smith and Jones:

    ” Do black people have a different travel experience to other tourists? For a variety of reasons, a younger generation of black people is now taking more foreign holidays than their parents, and a community has grown up of those who share their experience of travelling while black. ”

    Yes, pure parody : ” travelling while black. ” The piece goes on to illustrate the horrors of travelling while black with an anecdote from a tourist to India who was doing just that, travelling while black. She narrates how Indians at the Taj Mahal in Agra were jostling for a selfie with her, because they ” had never seen a black person”. In India? What colour does she suppose Indians are. Some are positively ebony. Or is “black” reserved for those of African origin. A completely bizarre piece from the BBC, beyond parody.


    • StewGreen says:

      Minute 11, When they reached the desert a band of armed Tuaregs stopped them
      One of them took FatMata away
      Tearful girl … “They call him M’hamed he was so huge, and so wicked, so wicked ..”
      “He took me home
      .. “so mean, I was his wife for more than 6 months, he told me I was his slave
      .. you are from Africa, you are black, you people are from hell
      .. when you have a slave you can do whatever you want to do
      no only him but when his friend , he told them you can have a taste.
      For than six months they would charge on me every day”
      She escaped , was caught again into a detention centre, escaped got the help of refugee agency..
      Her brother disowned her , cos she had stolen money from her aunt to go
      ..” I am not a selfish person”

      The failed male I mentioned had also stolen from his uncle for his passage
      (They steal about $3,500 each)


  40. StewGreen says:

    R4 now 1: We’re doomed!
    The End of the World Has Already Happened .. Episode 1 of 3
    Philosopher Timothy Morton explores our psychological relationship with the climate crisis.
    He has worked with artists to promote activism

    Morton cuts an unusual figure, an English literature scholar teaching in a Texas university who spends almost as much time in art galleries and performances as he does writing.

    With contributions from psychotherapist X, journalist Y, and environmentalists George Monbiot and Z


    • StewGreen says:

      So the BBC idea of balance is that no one who challenges the Green Dream cult should be allowed ONE SECOND of air time
      except like Charles Moore when he is followed immediately by a Green Priest speaking Correct-speak (David King)

      Yet activists are not only invited on but given whole series of programmes

      13:45pm Jon Harvey the anti-Boris activist


  41. StewGreen says:

    14:15pm drama another blackface


    • StewGreen says:

      15:00 a skateboarding camp, deep in the Forest of Dean.
      Camp Hillcrest mixes urban pursuits with forest living

      15:30pm Charity appeal
      Chance for Childhood is an award-winning charity working in Africa to support the most vulnerable children, often invisible from society, such as street children, disabled children, children affected by conflict and children in conflict with the law


  42. Thoughtful says:

    Not reported because it doesn’t fit the agenda:

    India’s homeless bear brunt of record cold
    Capital New Delhi broke record for coldest December day in 119 years on Monday, compounding miseries of the homeless.

    Also not reported is the cold affecting Pakistan:

    KARACHI: The metropolis’ cold weather was expected to intensify in January 2020, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Director Sardar Sarfaraz said Monday.

    Karachi had recorded its lowest temperature — at 9.2°C — in the current winter season, he said. Prior to the current record, the city recorded its lowest at 9.5°C.

    Western winds were expected to enter Balochistan from Iran from January 3, likely bringing rain to both Balochistan and Sindh, he added.

    Record-breaking winter
    The current winter season is on a spree of breaking all previous records, as mercury in Peshawar dropped to a freezing -1°C after 36 years. Karachi, on the other hand, recorded its lowest (9.2°C), while Skardu reached a freezing -21°C.

    Educational institutions shut down
    Sindh’s education department was expected to increase the winter holidays after this week’s record-breaking temperatures, sources said. Separately, schools and colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa extended the holidays and would remain closed till Januray 7; however, the Sindh government was still considering such a move.

    The East of the USA is also experiencing record breaking low temperatures, but low temperatures simply don’t fit a global warming lying agenda, so Australia is the news with the bush fires which have been exacerbated by lunatic greens preventing management of the brush and by over 100 criminal loons setting fires. (but that doesn’t fit the agenda either so it hasn’t been reported!)


  43. JimS says:

    As the BBC didn’t have anything worth watching I had a look at a programme about preserved railways on one of the Freeview commercial channels.

    The first advertising break had seven adverts, of which six were led by black actors. The next break had five adverts, all of which were led by black actors.

    Given that we have been constantly told we won’t do well if we don’t see people like us on TV and most of us aren’t black and the next largest racial group aren’t black either what exactly are the advertisers hoping to achieve?

    I’m sure we are all looking forward to the new David Copperfield film too.


    • Anders Thomasson says:

      We have Dame Sharon White to thank for this, and for the far-from-statistically-correct profusion of mixed couples in advertisements. I had better not say where, but I work at one of her previous employers and she was forever harping on about such issues.


      • fakenewswatcher says:

        Anders – It is that profusion which marks these ads out as social engineering propaganda. Had I been living in -say the old Soviet Union, I should have accepted the situation with a shrug. One knows what goes in a totalitarian society.
        It is the pretence that we are living in a ‘liberal democracy’, but being subjected to a barrage of this propaganda, which irks. Theoretically, the two don’t go together.
        I don’t like being manipulated, so I have a rather long list of products to be boycotted.


    • G says:

      “….what exactly are the advertisers hoping to achieve?”
      They are all in the conspiracy to normalise something that cannot and will not be normalised. Unless, of course, it is meant as a foretaste of the future UK under Boris & his muslim Chancellor’s acquiescence to transfer the population of Africa to the UK under the UN Migration Compact which Treason May signed up to.


      • JimS says:

        As it happens, in the programme, there was a lady of Malay extraction taking on the role of Station Master for the first time. She clearly loved the railway, she played the part, she wore the clothes and appreciated that she had to keep the customer happy or the railway couldn’t operate, (were you listening advertisers?).

        Surely no-one would complain if the odd non-native figured in these programmes, at least giving some recognition of reality? (It is probably true that most of the preserved railways were saved by non-locals as they were the ones that appreciated what might be lost. That could be true of national culture too!)

        However this current fad, (let us hope it is just a fad), smacks more of triumphalism, ‘we are the masters now’, and is hardly a force for good.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Jim, from the David Copperfield trailer, there are more BAME people in shot than white. I thought at first it was a Bollywood film !
      Its a strange anomaly, Indians with extremely pale skin are the most sought after actors/actresses in Bollywood. Yet here, the darker the skin the better by our appeasing advertisers l


  44. Celtic_Mist says:

    In the mail Inbox today – re
    Hello and welcome to all the new supporters (344,218 as of today)

    I know this is the holidays, but I have to share some grim piece of information I recently stumbled upon when I was looking at the last quarterly report from the Criminal Justice System statistics. The BBC, via TV licensing and Capita, had been hounding kids for not having TV licences!

    – Four children aged ten to 11 were prosecuted in the last 10 years (Of which one girl from Kent and one boy from Surrey were even convicted!!)

    – Twenty aged 12 to 14 years old were prosecuted (2 boy – one from West Midlands and the other from London – and 3 girls – from Durham, Kent and Merseyside respectively – aged 12 to 14 were also convicted)

    – Four Hundred and forty teenagers in the 15-to-17 bracket were lined up for prosecution (254 of them were found guilty).

    That’s a grand total of 464 kids prosecuted for TV licence offences between 2009 and 2016.

    This was shared with Daily Mail reporters and duly published last Saturday. It made it into a nice double spread along with interesting stories of TV licensing’s bullying tactics. Here is the link:

    Now, you may wonder how this is even possible. Well, as absurd as it is, all you need to do to be prosecuted is to use a TV illegally or to have one in your possession / control that is knowingly used illegally by other people. There is no legal minimum age requirement in the law. Have a look yourself:

    Communication Act 2003, art. 363
    (1) A television receiver must not be installed or used unless the installation and use of the receiver is authorised by a licence under this Part.

    (2) A person who installs or uses a television receiver in contravention of subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

    (3) A person with a television receiver in his possession or under his control who—

    (a) intends to install or use it in contravention of subsection (1), or

    (b) knows, or has reasonable grounds for believing, that another person intends to install or use it in contravention of that subsection,

    is guilty of an offence.

    (4) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.


    So if unscrupulous commission hungry ‘officers’ knock on the door and a child answers, they might be tempted to ask the child to sign a ‘confession’ (i.e. a tittleless document that opens them to prosecution). I mean, noboby will know that the person who signed was under 18 until it goes to trial. And by that point, the commission will have been cashed and the ‘officer’ might have moved on to another less lousy job.

    When pressed for comments on this, the BBC chose to deny the facts completely! The Daily Mail wrote: “A spokesman for the BBC insisted that children as young as ten are not prosecuted for not paying the licence fee, and added: ‘Our policy is to prosecute people aged 18 or over. ‘We have reviewed this issue before and found around ten cases where someone aged 17 — but no younger — had been prosecuted, and tightened our systems further.”

    The word is that the BBC is bricking it. Oh well, that’s what happen when you delegate power and don’t keep a close eye on it.

    Anyhow, I hope you all have a nice holiday. See you in 2020

    Caroline Levesque-Bartlett


    PS If you want more reading material:

    – here is a blog post on the ‘confession’ form used by TV licence ‘officers’

    – and another one on what happens in Court

    Caroline Lévesque-Bartlett started this campaign on the 38 Degrees Campaigns by You website. If there’s an issue close to your heart that you’d like to start a petition on, you can start your petition here.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      For those who see the BBC with done achronistic view – as “aunty “ the cold approach to tax gathering should be a sign that all is not well with the monster ( to say the least ).

      Much of the time BBC presenters talk down to the pleb viewers and listeners from a moral ground so high in the sky ( as it were ) – see Lineker ., Marr, maitliss, adey , Yet below it is the sordid methods it’s agents use to get cash to pay their wages

      Bit like the way it goes after some stories ( eg British girl in Cyprus ) but not organised Pakistani Muslim paedophile rape rings operating in various towns and cities around Britain – orders of magnitude more important than one incident .

      As for the form in the hyperlink used by TV tax Stasi – the detail required would suggest that completion at the ‘front door’ wouldn’t be practical so I suppose there’s the “do you mind if I come in a minute as there’s a form I’ve got to complete “ technique .

      It’s the afternoon of the 2nd of January and the most recent letter I got from TV licencing said I’d get a visit today . I’m waiting …..


    • Thoughtful says:

      Alas the cowerdly useless incompetent Tories are trying to make it even easier to bring prosecutions for non payment of the TV Tax.

      de criminalising the offence of non payment will reduce the burden of proof from beyond reasonable doubt to the balance of probablity, meaning that non payers will not get a criminal record – which is for most realistic purposes meaningless, and will instead have a ruined credit rating and a CCJ making it impossible to get a loan a mortgage or even rented accommodation.

      What Boris the Bottler is proposing is worse than the current situation, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone. The only real solution is the end of the TV Tax.

      Don’t hold your breath for the caviar eating surrendur monkeys to actually do anything though.


  45. Woolwich says:

    When my Son went to university a couple of years back he was staying in a lovely, new purpose built flat on the university campus with 4 other students. They shared a kitchen and lounge, but due to the fact that all 5 of them signed their contracts as individuals and had their own bedrooms and en suites, all 5 had to pay their own licence fee! Even if they had agreed to put the biggest television set in the lounge and watch tv together , “legally” they still “needed” a licence each,
    If Boris doesn’t bottle and he decriminalises the licence fee then I can’t wait not to pay……if that makes sense.


    • vlad says:

      Don’t wait.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Vlad , I’ve always wanted to meet a TV licence inspector . I know the law on the issue and have seen enough YouTube videos on dealing with them .

        I also know there is no legal requirement to open the door
        No legal requirement to say a word – yet alone answer a question
        No access without a warrant

        I don’t expect a knock on the door now as it is dark and past 4pm . No doubt the local office will send me more ‘occupier ‘ letters . ….


        • taffman says:

          I met two and they both called on me in the evening, past seven pm. .
          One introduced himself as carrying out a TV ‘survey’ .
          The second one was more direct and asked if he could check my TV when I told him it had no antenna.
          Both left when I answered in the negative . I have had a bundle of threatening letters from them.
          Lots of info on here ………….


          • Fedup2 says:

            Thanks – in the area where I am it would be risky for anyone to knock on doors in the hours of darkness .


      • Woolwich says:

        It’s tempting and I once sat out numerous letters threatening to fine me for parking in a McDonald’s car park for more that the prescribed 90 minutes (whilst doing business and buying drinks on the premises I hasten to add) On that occasion I heeded the advice on forums and my own research threw up that the parking company were little more than glorified chancers. But even though I know the score from your good selves there’s something just that bit more daunting about deciding not to pay the BBC Tax.


  46. vlad says:

    Let us spare a prayer for our poor, socialist, ‘bridges-not-walls’ Pope.

    An over-enthusiastic worshipper grabbed his hand while he was on walkabout in Rome, obliging him to ‘lash out’ at her.

    Fortunately our ‘bridges-not-walls’ Pope had a sturdy barrier between him and the riff-raff. And fortunately one of his burly bodyguards stepped in to rescue our love-the-poor Papa from the terrifying threat posed by the diminutive oriental woman.

    Far be it from me to compare safety barriers in St Peter’s Square with border walls, or bodyguards with border guards. But one wonders how the poor woman felt being slapped by God’s Representative on Earth.
    Perhaps our islam-loving Pope took a leaf out of the Quran where it’s ok to beat uppity women.





    • Fedup2 says:

      I think that’s a bit harsh . He is 83 and if you watch the video she almost pulled him over . Bit of a failure of security . Nothing more .


      • vlad says:

        I don’t claim to be fair. My point is that the same virtue-signalling ‘no walls’ crowd who would deny border controls to Western nations are quite happy to have the protection of barriers when it suits.
        The Pope is just an example of that mindset; another is Glastonbury. And try getting in to Broadcasting House.

        Glasto barrier:



  47. taffman says:

    “General Election 2019: Who will be Labour’s next leader?”
    I would propose Diane Abbott.
    Anyone second that ?


    • vlad says:

      Or her son?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Starmer will get it because he was raised in a factory and at an early age forced to become a lawyer and make millions .
      He has the charisma and communication skills of Gordon Brown coupled with a moral compass which enabled him to serve and support Comrade Corbyn .


      • theisland says:

        Speaking of his ‘moral compass’ Starmer was out campaigning for Sadiq Khan today because “London needs a Labour Mayor who will continue to make commuting more affordable.”


        • Fedup2 says:

          Theisland – there can be no doubt that the Emir dreams of his glorious return to National and international politics since he is not directly contaminated by Corbyn .

          He ll also get re elected as the mayor of londonistan – particularly because of the size of his ‘fan base’ .

          A mutual support pact between Starmer and the Emir . A true dream team . And as a wag noted- Starmer is from the North – of London . And he can rely on the support of fox murdering QCs. ….


  48. Woolwich says:

    I’ve just had my stomach turned by a news item on the BBC News channel, the one that runs in a window when you check the weather using the text button.
    A smiling mugging BBC reporter talking to an RSPCA man about a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that was left in a church a week before Christmas that they have renamed Cracker. Lots of smiling, lots of serious face too while talking about the challenges of pet ownership, the whole section finished with a big muggy grin to camera. The pet was abandoned but it’s alright now.

    Oh, I forgot to mention (easily done as it was brushed over and appeared in the ticker running along the bottom of the screen), the dog was left with a note. A note in which the owner of the 9 year old dog said that the decision wasn’t taken lightly but his/her life had taken a turn for the worse and they didn’t want to drag the dog into potentially a life on the streets.
    I’m being unfair because this was mentioned in the piece…..but only mentioned. The story here was one of “look here’s a lovely dog you can adopt!” as opposed to “someone’s life is falling to pieces here”.
    Priorities BBC eh? Priorities.


  49. Fedup2 says:

    Not strictly the place to raise this but …. 3 BA staff were killed in a road accident and one seriously injured a couple of days ago . A crowd funding site has raised £58k.

    Anyone know how that cash is administered.?


    • Woolwich says:

      Tragic, as is any death or road traffic fatality.
      But why? What’s so special about this event that it compelled someone to start a fundraising page and for others to contribute?
      It’s a case of sheeple being sheeple I suppose.