Weekend Thread 4 January 2020

The 11th day of Christmas . The Far Left BBC begins its new campaign to defeat the Conservative Government and our Brexit .
Project Fear is about to return . And they really don’t like anything the America President does or says…. drain the swamp

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282 Responses to Weekend Thread 4 January 2020

  1. taffman says:

    First ?
    I think the swamp is beginning to drain, in the USA and Great Britain but not as yet at Al Beeb .
    Let us all hope we see the end of Al Beeb and its diabolical Telly Tax this year .


    • StewGreen says:

      Backlinks to New Decade Thread
      page 4 started at 2pm Friday
      Read about the BBC World Service tweet saying Yiddish had depleted
      .. The tweet itself now has been deleted
      page 3 started 5pm Thursday


  2. taffman says:

    Hats off to Fedup2 for his/her work in keeping this site going !


    • Luckyharry69 says:

      HE self identifies as a ‘HE’ I think….but he could be any gender or sex in 2020?……


      • Fedup2 says:

        Thank you Taffman – cheque is in the post – as for gender – I’m very old fashioned as I think there are only 2 versions – my version is the one which the bubble is trying to drive .
        to extinction

        I think it must be a troll night tonight – cut paste italics …


  3. vlad says:

    So what do we now know about the Paris attacker?

    Well, that he was wearing a djellaba, that he was a convert to islam with a koran found in his possessions, and that he shouted Allahu Akbar.

    Or. as the in-depth investigators at the remarkably un-curious BBC put it: “A man”. (A bit gender-binary that – shouldn’t it be a ‘person’?

    Oh, and that he had mental problems. (I kid you not.)

    Given the large number of muslims with mental health problems who go on to kill, at some point one must ask whether islam makes people go mad, or whether mad people are drawn to islam?




    • john in cheshire says:

      “Given the large number of muslims with mental health problems who go on to kill, at some point one must ask whether islam makes people go mad, or whether mad people are drawn to islam?”

      I think it’s both.

      I’ve also come to the conclusion that islam is based on Arianism but they don’t know it.

      And also that muslims don’t come to Jesus Christ because they’re scared to death of asking questions about the cult and its beginnings because they’ll be called apostates and killed. So no wonder none of them are brave enough to read the Bible. And none of them even know about Arius let alone why I might think whoever invented their cult was a follower of him.


    • taffman says:

      Question :
      Does GCHQ monitor Al Beeb?
      Surely the PM must be informed. Time to put the broadcaster down .


    • Doublethinker says:

      It’s very clear, Islam makes a significant proportion of its followers go mad.


  4. Nibor says:

    I hope you’ve all enjoyed the festivities and contemplate over the weekend before work starts ahead .
    Don’t forget to take the decorations down before the 6th , check there’s winter screenwash in the bottle , you write the right dates in correspondence , cut the orders down to the milkman and cancel your TV Licence .


  5. vlad says:

    I stand corrected: the bbc webshite was updated 3 minutes ago.

    It now reads: ‘According to French media, witnesses heard him say that he was “out of medication”.’

    [NOTE: no mention of what else the witnesses heard him shout, concerning a certain snack-bar.]

    “Prosecutors said that some religious items [a cross maybe? a Book of Mormon? a statue of Krishna?] were later found in his bag, but that there was “no evidence at this stage suggesting he was radicalised”.

    You dhimmi dummies, a koran is all the radicalisation you need, with its exhortations to kill unbelievers!



    • Roland Deschain says:

      Oh, that’s what Allahu Akbar means.


      • vlad says:

        Yep: ‘I’ve run out of meds’.


        • Third Duke says:

          Vlad, it seems to me our beloved Brodcaster is very definitely on drugs of some sort. Apparently, our recently removed General Akbar is, ‘A much loved hero, respected, honoured, etc . . .’ Seemingly also, his followers are having some Beeb approved agenda setting engaged regarding a necessary and suitable response!
          Is it me, or has Auntie finally slipped into the final stages of Dementia?
          If it wasn’t so utterly and completely traitorous, you could almost feel sorry for the Old Girl.
          Almost . . .


        • Up2snuff says:

          vlad, impossible in the EU. There are no medicine shortages (or food and drink shortages, for that matter – don’t mention the hummus) inside the EU. France and Paris is still inside the EU. Just.

          There are shortages of medicines, doctors, nurses and hospitals if you leave the EU without a deal.

          Fourteen thousand million billion trucks a day pass through Calais and Dover, alone, bringing medicines and doctors and nurses (and lettuces) to the UK. If it wasn’t for the EU, the UK would not be able to exist. Isn’t the EU wonderful?


  6. Roland Deschain says:

    Reproduction is an essential part of validating scientific experiments. If an experiment is a success, one would expect to get the same results every time it was conducted. *

    * except in the case of climate change, where it is perfectly acceptable not to provide other scientists with your data, as they probably just want to prove you wrong.


    • StewGreen says:

      Ah seee Tomo’s11:10pm post below ..he beat me

      Interesting that the Swedish paper about plastics damaging fish , that was retracted is still on a BBC page with NO correction note on the story or anything.

      Also today’s paper quotes Nature Mag
      FFS Nature Mag themselves have a reputation for rushing in and publishing crap just cos it suits an exciting narrative.


    • dfhunter says:

      thanks for the link Roland – partial quote
      “I am totally bummed to announce that we have retracted last year’s paper on enzymatic synthesis of beta-lactams”

      yeh, the planet lives for another year Greta.


  7. vlad says:

    “Ethical veganism is a “philosophical belief” and so is protected in law.”

    My ethical aversion to the beeb is also a philosophical belief. Does that mean I’m protected by the law if I don’t pay the extortion tax?



  8. Thoughtful says:

    The utter stupidity of the left knows no bounds as the line up to criticise president Trump for executing a mass murderer.

    Oh they shreik American lives will be put in danger on our home soil by sleeper cells who are already here !

    Well who was it who allowed them into the USA you thick Tw** ? Yes it was you because you thought they’d vote for you & you didn’t care that they might attack innocent civilians nor that their motives might have been less than you might have wanted.

    Don’t expect the BBC to point out Bidens stupidity, but that is esactly what it is. The Democrats allowed these people into the US and now it appears they knew exactly what they were and that at sometime in the future they were going to take innocent lives, but they simply didn’t care, all they wanted was their votes.

    Alas our politics are not so divided as the USA, the Labour Party and their sister party Blue Labour are just about as bad as one & other, and as we have seen yet again Labour & Blue Labour have condemned our ally, whilst other countries like Germany have stood with them.

    Our Political elites are as disgusting amoral greedy and incompetent as ever they were.


    • Fedup2 says:

      The MP for Tehran North – otherwise known as mr J Corbyn -has published a letter he sent to the PM about a request for briefing concerning the killing of one of his constituents -who was a general in the Iranian terrorist army .

      Considering Mr Corbyn has taken money from the Iranian regime I think I could guess the level of briefing he will get . Bloody Traitor – apparently he is concerned about potential terrorist attacks against the UK . That’s a first .


      • Third Duke says:

        ‘MP for Tehran North . . .’ Always a pleasure Fed, much laughter in the Third household!


      • Thoughtful says:

        “Considering Mr Corbyn has taken money from the Iranian regime”

        So allegedly has Boris the bottler Johnson – no wonder the US didn’t want to inform the British government in advance !


    • Doublethinker says:

      I suspect that many of these folks are the same ones who were vociferously condemning the President a few weeks ago forrunning down the numbers of US troops committed to Syria. Trump can do no good in their eyes, whatever he does it must be condemned.


  9. The General says:

    Trump could not win in this situation. He had obviously been advised that some sort of imminent attack on America or its resources and personnel, so how was he supposed to respond ?
    Had he ignored the threat and an attack had taken place, he would have been criticised for being aware of impending danger and taking no steps to prevent it.
    As it happens he has taken action so should further retaliation by Iran take place, he will be criticised for being responsible for whatever atrocity occurs by provoking Iran.
    Should Iran fail to respond Trump will be criticised for potentially inviting Iran to respond.
    He is being criticised for not consulting his allies, the UK in particular, regarding the impending action. Had he done so would Boris’ administration been obliged to inform Corbyn and Abbott as Opposition Leader and shadow Home Secretary ? And if our government had informed Corbyn and Abbott prior to the event, what do you think they might have done with that information ?


  10. tomo says:

    Oh yes… retractions….. BBC “science”

    Win awards etcetera

    4 years and Matt McGrath’s BS still up there unsullied by any hint of fraud. Greenpiece ditto…..

    Best public service broadcaster on Planet Earth™ blah, blah, blah.


  11. StewGreen says:

    Lord Hall his “personal priority” to make the BBC less London-centric
    FFS he’s ignored our screams for years


  12. StewGreen says:

    Swedish MEP Peter Lundgren


    • taffman says:

      I have got news for Peter Lundgren………………
      Great Britain (“The Brits”) has always been the “beacon of light for Europe”. Lessons to be learned?
      Look up the history books , Al Beeb could do well to read these before it loses its funding.
      Over to you maxincony.


  13. StewGreen says:

    I see that Based AMY was released out of Category A prison on the Dec 27th after being jailed for calling Soubry a traitor.
    And that on Christmas Day morning TR mentioned her in his video as he asked us to think about people like servicemen who were unable to be with their families.
    I’m not sure if he remembered who my was, as he himself was enveloped in his own family Christmas.


    • cromwell says:

      The bast*rds could have let her out 2 days before and allow her to spend Christmas day at home. What absolute tw*ts, she is not violent or committed a criminal act, just been a bit shouty at a snowflake. What a bunch of traitors we have in the judiciary, swamp overdue for draining.


  14. Sluff says:

    The BBC have used the Iran general assassination as an excuse for some warmonger Trump narrative.

    A friend tells me in passing that on C4 news it was suggested that said Iranian general was classified as a terrorist by the United Nations and therefore was subject to a travel ban so should not have been travelling at all.

    Strangely I’ve not seen this mentioned in the BBC reporting.
    I’m sure it’s just one of those impartial oversights, a bit like the vague descriptions of the ‘man’ over in Paris today.


  15. Zelazek says:

    Jeremy Bowen’s portentous comment that Iran “will want to get even, perhaps more than that” is typical BBC non-reporting. Yes, it is a safe bet that they will want revenge, even disproportionate revenge. This kind of banal comment is on the same level as football reporters speculating that winning managers will be delighted and losing managers will be gutted. The question is though – what is Iran going to do? Since the BBC basically hates the West and has an instinctive attitude of appeasement towards our enemies, it doesn’t occur to Bowen that the assassination of Soleimani may have fundamentally weakened and intimidated Iran. Trump has shown he is willing to strike audaciously at the heart of the Iranian regime. Iran might want revenge, they might make threatening statements in public about revenge, but they will be thinking twice about any actions they are considering. They now know they aren’t dealing with a pussycat. And in any full-scale confrontation with Trump, they know they are always going to come off second-best.


    • Dystopian says:

      Yes and those who fear that vengeance might be taken in the UK “because we are seen as a softer target”.
      Ask yourselves why and tell your politicians to grow a pair.


      • Guest Who says:

        Planning permission for a few more mosques in Golders Green. Sorted.



    • Foscari says:

      Is it possible that the BBC will officially support Iran
      over Trump? I might expect the Londonistan programme
      to do this. BUT the entire BBC network? Surely not.


    • The General says:

      Perhaps Jeremy Bowen could give the Iranian Government some advice on how best to reap revenge.
      What is it with Jeremys and Islamists ?


  16. ScottishCalvin says:

    Happy new year all! Doodle and thoughts on the wildfires

    If only Australia had a supply of exceedingly watered down liquid, or perhaps in bottles, scattered around urban areas in ‘pub’lic storage facilities on every other corner…


    • Fedup2 says:

      Cheers Scottish

      Although Australia is a long way away we don’t seem to be hearing any offers of support – especially since the Queen is head of state .

      Those fires are going to be around for at least another month . Surely there is something Blighty can offer apart from sympathy ?

      If I missed it – no worry – as they say .


      • Doublethinker says:

        Agree it would be great to do something useful but I can’t think of anything practical that we can do from this distance.


        • BRISSLES says:

          There are always appeals for flood relief in third world countries, so why not for those who have lost their homes through fire, regardless of where they live ?
          These folk have lost everything, and I cant see any mega companies providing even basic items. So where is the Red Cross in all of this ? parcels of clothing, toiletries, toys, dear God I reckon anything would be welcome at this point.


  17. vlad says:

    Yet again, Al-beeb have done their slippery trick of providing scant and misleading details when one of their favourite religionists murders some infidels. Then slide it off the front page asap.

    Compare and contrast the info provided by Wiki and the Beebistan:

    Wiki: It was reported that the attacker was wearing a djellaba and shouted “Allah akbar” during the stabbing.
    [note: official French sources stated that he was a muslim convert and that a koran was found in his possessions.]

    Al-Beebeera: He was later identified by prosecutors as Nathan C, a 22-year-old with a history of mental illness for which he had been admitted to hospital.

    According to French media, witnesses heard him say that he was “out of medication”.

    Prosecutors said that some religious items were later found in his bag, but that there was “no evidence at this stage suggesting he was radicalised”.



  18. Scroblene says:

    Well, according to the BBBC Weather gurus, last year was hot.

    And, well bugger me, this year may well be even hotter!

    (cue pictures of swirly things in the sky, a tart in a bikini and a grapevine in Kent).

    Yup, bring it on! We’re paying far too much for electricity as it is, so that we have to subsidise wind farms and solar panels whether we like it or not!

    Where are all the solar panels in the desert? Why can’t they export electricity instead of oil?

    Where’s a BBC ‘expert’ when you need one?


    • Dystopian says:

      Imagine if the globe was warmer and we could all turn off our carbon burning central heating boilers. The so called “environmentalists” can’t seem to figure that one out.
      It brings to mind the “Kyoto Protocol” where they decided to replace refrigerant gasses, CFC’s/HFC’s with ‘lesser ozone depleting’ HCFC’s. The latter being less efficient and thus requiring more electrical energy to get the same cooling effect.
      So now we have much less efficient air conditioning burning more fossil fuels. They never thought it through. They never do. The price of refrigerant is now extortionate, by the way, in excess of £1000 a bottle in some cases. It’s said that heat pumps use less energy for heating than boilers, but they are refrigerant based so cost will cost a fortune.


  19. Dover Sentry says:

    Trump kills a Terrorist who has killed and tortured thousands
    = BBC Outrage

    Terrorist kills an Innocent in nearby Paris
    = BBC Silence

    Go figure?


  20. Fedup2 says:

    Toady watch

    Listening to the first 15 minutes of Toady I thought I was listening to Iranian State Radio. . The funeral arrangements for a murderer who was an enemy of the UK / US and how he is to be buried in a so called ‘ holy city’ – which suggests there are ‘ unholy cities ‘ .
    Nothing about what this character was responsible for .

    When you listen to BBC foreign correspondents now you get the impression that they don’t know what they are talking about and just repeat what others are saying . Jeremy Bowen is a good example .

    Perhaps the grown ups are still on holiday and don’t get back until Monday .

    No doubt the BBC will give full coverage to the Iranian funerals today – they’ll probably fly ‘Huw’ out to do a sombre commentary with Kate Adie doing a tearful piece . Now the view from a mosque on Tower Hamlets .


    • Scroblene says:

      Don’t worry, Fed, Lyse Doucet has already said that we’re all going to get hammered, so that’s alright then.


    • dfhunter says:

      did you see the picture of this guy at the funeral/mosque!!!
      talk about “evil looking”


  21. Fedup2 says:

    Toady 2

    Ooh that hurt – Robbie Gibb – – a former employee of both BBC and number 10 has launched a drone attack on the BBC via a long article in the mailonline pointing out the ‘issues ‘ with Toady .
    Tourette’s Robinson mentioned it in the paper view ( therefore – in his addled mind – proves the BBC isn’t biased) but he sounded like he was talking about something unconnected to his conduct .

    I think the thing that hurt was Mr Gibb mentioning the Toady technique of going to lefty universities to get down with the lefty kids – whilst real life was going on in Northern English towns….

    The BBC got bojo s brother on to do a limp defence of poly education – he too droned on and sounded like he just didn’t mean it .

    Lovely to see the Far Left BBC on the defensive . Let 2020 start the end of the BBC ….


  22. Guest Who says:

    So… who is the bbc most likely to invite on to ‘comment’ on matters of state?



    And what ‘news’ will BBC editorial integrity not find time or space for?

    C) Nigerian stowaways.

    D) Dr. Who ratings.


  23. taffman says:

    “Stowaways who caused havoc on container ship in Thames Estuary jailed”
    Nice photo of a ship , but will they be sent home after they serve their jail sentence ?


  24. davylars says:

    BCC news sexing up Australian bush fires this morning…



  25. Sluff says:

    Toady this morning.
    Mischal Hussein : ‘And now we’re joined by the toilet attendant at the Tehran municipal council offices, Mr. Mohammed. Mr. Mohammed, good morning’
    Mohammed: ‘Good morning’
    Mischal Huessein ‘ do you agree that Donald Trump is in every sense evil incarnate’
    Mohammed: ‘Yes I agree’
    Mischall Hussein: ‘ That’s very interesting. Thank you very much’

    Now I just made up all of the above. But the torrent of anti US-action was so clear and so unceasing that the above invented conversation would not have been out of place in the slightest.

    Meanwhile the back story of the killed general, and his companions and movements on the day, quite well covered in the Times this morning, are totally absent from the BBC. I was going to say BBC ‘news coverage’ but they don’t really actually do news any more, do they?


    • Guest Who says:

      No, they do not.

      My first thought on hearing of the location of his demise was to wonder why an Iranian general was in Iraq, given those two have a certain history.

      What I got was John and Jez and Jess and Jez emoting.


    • Old Goat says:

      If you have the time, this is well worth a watch – it puts everything more into perspective. The Duran is an excellent site:


      • Mackers says:

        Did the guest speaker Alexander go to the same school as Russell Grant?


      • Up2snuff says:

        Very interesting, OG. Have just got past the point where Alexander is pointing to Trump’s claim that Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans. I think the two guys are missing a trick there. (I think Alexander is also missing a trick and sitting far too close to his laptop or PC screen’s camera and with a cold, judging by his face. Am scared I might catch it. Back off, Buster. You are agony to watch at the best of times.)

        They are thinking only of military deaths or deaths at the hands of terrorists. There are other deaths of Americans that Soleimani may have been responsible for. Remember, he was on a so-called ‘diplomatic’ mission between Teheran, Lebanon and Baghdad. What do I/we know about Lebanon?

        The place is a bit of a basket case, especially once you are away from Beirut. It is relatively lawless. It is home to lots of different groups some of which are hostile to America and Israel. In the countryside, lawlords with their own militias tend to hold sway and the police and military hesitate to go there.

        And in the countryside, especially the Bekah Valley, the best poppy in the world is grown, harvested and turned into opium. The Bekah is in competition with Afghanistan in producing much of the world’s poppy and opium

        There are all sorts of ways of attacking other nations and their people these days. Aircraft, ships, shells, bombs and bullets are so yesterday.

        I am not saying that that is what Mr Qasem was up to. Merely that he could have been. I would have liked to have been a fly with good hearing on the wall of the WH Situation Room while the President was being briefed on the hit.


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  26. tomo says:

    Everybody like money and pipo like to dey make money, but you know say money dey reduce even wen you no spend am?


    a reaction to the event at Baghdad airport too……


  27. Dystopian says:


    Isn’t it strange how the BBC are so quick to name this man and mention his origins/ethnicity, yet the Muslim Paris terrorist stabbed is just a ‘man’.
    Could it be because he is the victim in this case?
    They also quote someone saying that he was attacked with a machete, but they fail to mention the ethnicity of the attackers.
    In the Times report they even quote a guy saying “this country is getting worse”.
    No mention of why? Far right populists stabbing people in London? Doubt it.


  28. Guest Who says:

    TVL payers might want to look away now.

    The BBC does not have a good history with ethical investing in pension funds. Especially on shortfalls.


  29. Guest Who says:

    TVL payers might want to look away now.

    The BBC does not have a good history with ethical investing in pension funds. Especially on shortfalls.


  30. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Guilty as charged

    Late wake up this a.m., just in time to hear diplomat Sir John Sawers being very undiplomatic about President Trump. He also seemed to be slightly ignorant about American politics. I thought that strange seeing as Sir John had been 1. in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and 2. head of MI6 (external security services), and, 3. a diplomat to the UN in New York.

    Perhaps Sir John let his bias against or hatred of Donald Trump to over-rule his brain and tongue.

    As to anyone being ‘qualified’ to be President of the United States, my mind immediately thought of lawyers, actors and peanut farmers. Why should not a property developer businessman (however privileged and whatever successes achieved & failures endured) run for President?

    My experience of US governance comes mostly from books (not necessarily fiction) and films. I always thought that US Presidents had all sorts of advisers from the intelligence, diplomatic, military and legal communities in Washington and Virginia advising on everything but maybe all those books (about the Nixon Presidency) and films (West Wing) are completely wrong? What do I know?

    I do not necessarily hold with political assassination outside of a declared, ongoing war. But somebody with Sir John Sawer’s experience appears to completely discount CIA intelligence, the military advice from the Joint Chiefs together with the other advisers, including the lawyers, in the Situation Room with President Trump. Sir John also appears to discount the different political structure of a Republic where the President’s desk has the sign ‘The bucks stops here.’. As far as the US military are concerned, the President is Commander-in-Chief.

    Sir John appears to provide ample evidence that the reform and overhaul of the UK Civil Service is long overdue. Perhaps Dominic Cummings is right?


    • Fedup2 says:

      The bubble has been turning its nose up at non career politicians for ever . They just cannot get it . It’s because they are inbred .

      I wondered the other day here which BBC type would be first to go at President Trump over the execution of our enemies .

      It wasn’t Sopel because he popped up today on Toady . Maybe they won’t let him back into the US.

      Anyway as for killing senior command – much better than the killing of 19 year olds or maiming them whilst they are trying to hold non states like afgee together . Might concentrate the mind of politicians and others that they are mortal .

      Sawyers on Toady this morning obviously has personL issues unless he still gets the non public stuff .

      As for the American offensive against Iran – pity they haven’t followed up yet .


  31. Sluff says:

    Maybe the BBC just cannot handle the concept of accountability.
    At the BBC the buck stops……..errrrr……..with the previous incumbent/someone no longer in post/ someone who has moved to another department/ not one person but a committee/ Ofcom/ the Culture Secretary/ un undefined mix of all of the above. In other words, no-one.


  32. StewGreen says:

    This video about R4Today Greta/Moore looks like someone bending over backwards to be balanced to Climate Alarmists but still catching them out


    • kingkp says:

      Even if these predictions were to be accurate – and they are not – why would a 4 degree increase in global temperatures by 2040 be a problem? Just what is an ideal global temperature? They never seem to be able to tell us. Clearly over geological times there have been massive swings in temperature.


      • Lefty Wright says:

        I’m so thankful to be living in Merrie England where the climate changes every few days. I love it.


  33. StewGreen says:

    Some fakenews circulating that the proper rains have come to Oz
    It appears as a Telegraph video which is undated
    It is trending but I suspect it is actually from years ago

    Earlier tweets said rain is predicted for Tuesday/Wed


  34. StewGreen says:

    8pm R4 LABOURS’s Ed Balls is invited to do a show about vulnerability like stammers
    Are the guests all lefties ?
    “Ed speaks to Michael Palin,
    Facebook’s Nicola Mendelsohn, one of the most powerful women in tech;
    Labour politician Paula Sherriff,
    Paralympian and Strictly Come Dancing star Will Bayley,
    journalist Nick Robinson,
    and writer and activist Scarlett Curtis.

    “Scarlett Curtis refers to the stereotype of feminists as not wearing make-up, or shaving their legs or liking boys.”


    • Banania says:

      Paula Sheriff? Didn’t she publicly commit political suicide in the House of Commons in that discussion about language?


  35. Halifax says:


    An interesting read from 2013 ‘re Soleimani. Seems like a dodgy bloke…….


  36. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – Guilty as charged – properly this time

    Greenies v Realists, an away match hosted by the TOADY prog. far from the heat and fires and smoke in Australia.

    How anyone can justify burning businesses, homes and people to death, let alone the wildlife – which often does a lot better than the humans at escaping the flames – is beyond me. But a Senator from Australia (Green Party(?), or at least a sympathiser, had a good go. Needless to say she interrupted her rather saner, male, fellow Senator from the Liberal Party when he explained that a failure to create firebreaks (by traditional burning or otherwise) had allowed the fires to develop and worsen.

    The reasoning of the female Senator was interrupted by my need to get down to basic household matters but I can guess what she said. Will I go back and listen again? Not sure. I used to do that regularly. But then the BBC put the additional barrier of having to sign in just to listen on Radio iPlayer or Sounds as it is now called. These days, I just cannot be bothered to go to the trouble of signing in and therefore listen to less of the BBC.

    The BBC’s loss, not mine.

    In the meantime, I feel sad for the loss that many Australians are suffering because of the fires. The natural world will recover. Naturally. It is what it does. The natural world is much more robust than the human one.

    The more fragile human world in Oz can thank the brainless, dogmatic, ‘Greens’ of Australia for their worsening predicament. Not even the weather is truly to blame.


  37. StewGreen says:

    On Twitter I spot libmob people pulling a trick
    They dig up old articles talking about anti-left bias in the BBC
    and then tweet them without providing date info or context

    #1 The 2013 Cardiff report , done by very lefty academic Mike Berry in a department which is closely connected to the BBC

    #2 The 2015 Ivor Gaber article (Sussex University)

    Both are on the Conversation which routinely curates echo-chamberism as it deletes inconvenient comments.


  38. StewGreen says:

    Halal ?


  39. StewGreen says:

    AFN vs Corbyn


  40. StewGreen says:

    Why didn’t Britain elect the Labour Party ?


  41. StewGreen says:

    When they say “just 12 years” they are right this time
    .. not like all the previous times.


  42. StewGreen says:

    President @realDonaldTrump
    “We took action last night to stop a war.
    We did not take action to start a war.”


  43. Invicta 1066 says:

    Watched Flogit on BBC 2 yesterday. Programme from Tilbury, so a large part of a show about antiques was devoted to the Windrush and West Indies migration in 1948. One of the original migrants was interviewed and of course the talk centred on racism, how well he and all the others did, the benefits of multiculturalism etc. etc. This chap obviously worked and was a benefit to the UK, also had 8 children, so helped to increase the population, as was the call in those days just after the British losses of another war..
    Plenty of pictures and comments about successful black immigrants, nothing about crime rates, drugs benefits abuse. Surprisingly for the BBC.
    Photos of bombed out London shown. Rebuilt now but not inhabited by the descendants of those who suffered or died in what used to be their city.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Don’t tell me, the original migrant arrived with £5 in his pocket (funny how ALL migrants who do well have only a fiver in their pocket when they get here !!), Sajid Javid’s parents, Yasmin Alibaba, and Billy Butlin to name 3.


    • dfhunter says:

      I recall Londoners maybe 15-20 yrs ago saying they no longer felt welcome in the area they lived in & were moving out.

      can’t find any facts on that tho’


  44. Beltane says:

    A courageous and rather touching decision by David Lammy has left the contest for leadership of the Labour Party wide open, despite many (sic) entreaties for him to remain in the race.
    There you are, you see. Despite all that evidence to the contrary, good old Lammers is capable of reaching a rational conclusion, and one not based on race. Wise man. Well done David!


  45. vlad says:

    Apologies for labouring the point, but the BBC really must be called out on their biased reporting of the knife attack in Paris.

    More than a day after the attack, Al-beeb are still avoiding any mention of the M word or the I word, slanting all their reporting toward the killer’s ‘psychiatric condition’.


    The Mail is less squeamish:

    DM: Terrorist knifeman, 22, wearing a fake explosive vest and ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’ is shot dead in Paris after stabbing three people and ‘killing a 56-year-old man who was trying to protect his wife’.
    Bloodbath took place in the Hautes-Bruyères park, Villejuif, in Paris suburbs.
    Attacker appeared to be wearing an explosive vest and was shot dead by police.
    Witnesses told local media he shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ during the assault.
    One has died and another two remain in ‘critical condition,’ police said.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Does seem strange that the BBC – so much europhile – somehow misses the horrors taking place in France and Sweden and god knows where .

      They go on about ‘ freedom of the press ‘ but what a lie that is – when their editorial approach has become so transparently biased .

      I don’t know about you but there has been a gradual bias which has become si obvious now that almost the majority of TV licence payers are noticing and objecting to it .

      There’s no coming back from that . The BBC will blame the government for ‘ hostility ‘ in its’ habitual way .


  46. StewGreen says:

    Does Greenland have forest fires today ?
    They’d tell you if Arctic ice was doing OK wouldn’t they ?


  47. StewGreen says:

    BBC may have missed this.


  48. StewGreen says:

    Before the drone attack the Iran backed protesters weren’t just trying to storm the US embassy, they’d actually burnt down the checkpoint at it’s gate.


  49. StewGreen says:

    The success of Sadiq’s Hate Crime unit
    April 2017 to August 2019
    1,851 cases logged
    17 prosecutions brought
    7 aquittals
    7 convictions
    3 pending
    The unit has cost £1.7million

    that’s £200K per conviction


    • vlad says:

      I wonder who the Emir’s Hate Crime Unit was intended to protect, and who it was intended to intimidate into silence?


  50. StewGreen says:

    Did the BBC report that Geert Wilders revived his Mohammad cartoon competition and tweeted a winner ?

    At the end of 2018 his first competition was abandoned after someone was arrested for planning his assassination.