402 Responses to Start the Week Thread 6 July 2020

  1. Lord Blagger says:

    Who cares about the BBC, I’ve defunded them because of their bias.
    Now we need to make sure no tax payers money goes to bailing them out.
    No hidden subsidies.
    No guarantees for their pensions.


    • StewGreen says:

      Catchup links to the last posts on the previous thread
      page 3 started 1:30pm on Sunday …. page 2


    • Incredulous says:

      Totally agree defunded them years ago nothing worth so much as a toss on anything they produce. TV radio or inter web it is all left wing student biased poison.


      • NCBBC says:

        Worse. It is the ramblings of two generations of half-educated students, and their Left bamboozled teachers. I can’t call the latter “professors”, as these days professors are themselves ungrownup half-educated graduates.


  2. AsISeeIt says:

    Credit where credit’s due

    BBC: ‘…antifa – a loosely-affiliated network of mainly far-left activists.’


    Well, it feels slightly grudging & appears way down in a report making out the ‘far right’ to be simultaniously scary and dumb… and of course links the supposed ‘far right’ to the President.

    ‘Rumours that anti-fascist protesters planned to burn American flags on the Gettysburg Civil War battleground site led to armed far-right groups turning up in numbers on US Independence Day.’

    But at least we have some equivalence from our balanced BBC. Although quite what their fixation with every minor political stirring in another far away country is all about…?


    • The General says:

      The photographs the BBC have posted show these ‘far right’ armed activists standing in an unaggressive peaceful manner to try to protect symbols of their countries history. There are no photos of and therefore we can presume no violence or disturbance.
      Compare these to what the BBC report as the ‘peaceful’ gatherings of Antifa and BLM supporters assaulting the police and ordinary citizens who do not agree with their views.


  3. Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

    The following is one of countless examples of the BBC controlling the narrative to promote a biased agenda.


    Note the third report along: 14 drivers take a knee before F1 season opener

    This article was posted onto the BBC website to coincide with the first race of the Formula 1 season. It continues the BBC narrative of Black Lives Matters and Racism and the importance of white guilt. The article as well as outing those that “did not take the knee” contains an argument that strongly infers that “refusing to take the knee is supporting racism” (my paraphrasing).

    Now this article rehashes elements in another BBC article posted yesterday on the BBC Sport webpages:

    Note the second report along: Drivers’ Reluctance to take the knee shows a “lack of understanding” – Hamilton

    This article infers that anyone not taking the knee doesn’t understand racism and is supporting racism (through the silence is complicity argument).


    • Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

      PS: Rather than talking about the sport of Formula 1 racing the BBC in those articles are using the popularity of Formula 1 racing to push the political agenda of Black Lives Matter, the Taking the Knee movement, and White Guilt /White Shame. These politically motivated stories were specifically written and headlined on prominent parts of the BBC website.


    • Incredulous says:

      I’m silent….The white man didn’t invent black slavery (take your time and think about it)! The white man abolished black Slavery … The white man is a minority on this earth about a 3rd maybe less maybe a little more but about a 3rd. White privileged my arse. I worked down the pit my dad worked down the pit my great granddad worked down the pit.. Hamilton a privileged middle class virtue signalling toss pot.


  4. JimS says:

    First TV for me since the ‘lockdown’. BBC pushing ‘the new normal’. Excuse me! I will decide for myself when things are back to ‘normal’ it isn’t for the damn, far-left BBC to decide what that should be.

    Poor old Tom Heap on Countryfile still pushing doom and gloom, lots of worst figures ever being chucked around. I expect we kept temperatures all over the UK in 1066 and if it was particulary hot in some remote valley a mesenger would have been despatched to ye olde met office to record the fact!

    Talking of valleys, I gather recently people were getting upset about ‘black’ people reporting on Countryfile, this week a new low, Welsh people, Cerys Mathews, really! (A friendly nudge Taffman!).


    • taffman says:

      I don’t watch the trash , I don’t pay for it and I don’t rate her as singer.


  5. vlad says:

    What’s the betting that the BBC will do all it can to link Trump with Epstein now that the story is headline news again?

    Already one documentary, needing to show a picture of Ghislaine M, chose one of her with Trump.

    Trump had nothing to do with the narrative, they could have chosen any one of thousands of Maxwell alone, but of course the lefty report seized the opportunity to tar him by subliminal association.

    Expect plenty more of that in the weeks leading up to the US election.


    • Deborah says:

      Daily Mail showed the same photo. Yet, I understand, Trump met Epstein once, but Bill Clinton travelled on Epstein’s plane about 20 times and stayed on his island. Maybe it is more relevant to link with Trump because he is in the White House and Hilary isn’t. I don’t believe it but I enjoyed typing it!


    • Dave S says:

      Rather there must be others sweating on Maxwell. Her life must be considered in danger now. There are those who think this could be the story of the century so far. If the rumours are even halfway true.


      • Scroblene says:

        I’d reckon Buck House isn’t a happy place as well, Dave!

        And to think that her old man was also an MP too!

        (Famous quote by him – ‘Socialism is for the good things in life’)!


  6. Jeff says:

    I was gardening this afternoon, but had my little radio with me and caught some of the BBC news. Most of it was the usual Covid drivel, “someone sneezed, mass deaths are imminent” but my ears pricked up when the sports reports came on…

    The announcer seemed astonished that six drivers in the Formula 1 event refused to “take the knee.” Thank the Lord. It’s about time all of these pathetic wimps grew a pair and stayed upright. Taking the knee didn’t do those coppers any good when all those BLM thugs tore up London the other week.

    He went on disapprovingly, “I supposed they had their reasons…” Blimey, he sounded really put out. Why were these people not complying? So, it would seem, according to Al Beeb, we’ve now got to explain ourselves if we don’t kneel in a public show of abject humiliation.
    Well fxxx him and fxxx the BBC and fxxx BLM come to that.

    The only time I’ll take the bleedin’ knee is when I’ve taken a tumble coming home from The Dog and Duck, or when I’m being knighted by her majesty.

    Sir Jeff! Oh, come on, be honest.
    It’s got a ring to it…


    • Dave S says:

      This is extraordinary. Nobody ever should go down on one knee unless they want to and BLM has a political agenda to say the least. Race relations here have been put back a generation.
      In the USA it is even worse and there looks like a real possibility of civil war .
      The BBC is the creature of the so called educated middle class and is fully body snatched. ( see the film ) . It is full of children playing with forces they do not understand and have no business playing with ever. I fear now for the future as moderate voices are falling silent and the BBC and it’s fellow travellers are with the mobs.

      What went wrong with the middle class? Born into the most prosperous period in human history and free of real dangers.
      Are they just bored? Are they in the grip of insanity or are they just malevolent?
      They are unfit to hold power and unfit to wield influence. They are a clear danger to the future of my family and my grandchildren.


      • Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

        “What went wrong with the middle class?”

        They went to university and studied BA English or BA Sociology or something similar. There they were brain-washed by Feminist and Marxist academics.


        • LynetteO says:

          The University of Westminster tried to do that to my fellow part time mature students as well in 1995 to 2000. Many fell for it Books they didn’t want us to read were not available and if your essay didn’t agree than you were marked down.


      • taffman says:

        “What went wrong with the middle class?” Too many of the spoilt brats went to ‘yoonie’ Where they were taught to go on a guilt trip instead of getting a job and learning about real ‘life’. Thanks Mr Blair!


        • Scroblene says:

          Blair only bunged that lot a few cheap uni places with useless ‘degrees’ to keep them off Labour’s falsified unemployment figs anyway.

          And he charged all the parents for the ‘privilege’! So there was quite a lot of lying back then, but that was a time when it became a government pastime, then a habit, now ‘de rigeur’.

          The BBC began to realise that they needed to follow suit, and have never changed; they still fake stuff, they don’t realise how public dislike of their ‘practices’ is turning into fury and hate, and when they’re kicked into touch, there will be a huge sigh of relief from normal citizens.


        • Rob in Cheshire says:


          You can thank the failed bus conductor John Major for that. In 1992 he turned all the polytechnics into “universities”, which they never were and still are not.

          Polys were meant to give sound practical instruction in vocational courses, not trans studies. Universities were meant to be for the top 5%. The idea of going to “uni” with a couple of grade Ds at A Level would have been laughable.

          Phoney Tony of course killed the idea of university stone dead when he made it a goal to get 50% of children to go there. Now it is a good way to party for three years and leave with a £50,000 debt.

          What did we ever do to deserve those two prats?


    • Gilead says:

      I imagine all this forced subjugation, kneeling, BLM, Marxism rubbish has created more racists than ever, creating resentment where none previously existed.

      I see the Sky pundits have switched from BLM to kick it out badges.

      Be interesting to see how many people have cancelled sky subscriptions over the past few weeks.


  7. pugnazious says:

    Craig at Is the BBC biased? notes Newsnight’s Goodfornothing is still campaigning on behalf of Labour…everything he says is directed at criticising the government….here’s his latest…

    He may or may not have a point but is it his job to blatantly campaign on this issue?…and it is a campaign…look through his twitter feed and it is packed with a long list of tweets of a similar nature over the course of time.

    What isn’t there is any mention by him of BLM….he may ask you to check your thinking as you clap for the NHS but nowhere does he ask you to check your thinking as you take a knee for the BLM….extraordinary is it not that one of the biggest issues of recent times seems to have passed him by almost completely?

    Nowhere does he suggest that as you kneel for these BLM ‘protesters’ that you remember that most black deaths are at the hands of other blacks or that so many of these Bames are only here due to racial, ethnic, religious, cultural, gender/sexual persecution in their own countries.

    Britain, far from perfect no doubt, but is the safe haven for these people, one of the best places in the world for Bames…far safer than their own countries of origin.

    So, remember, when you’re thinking of taking a knee[lol] to battle white racism here, that Bames lives are safer, better and more prosperous here than they ever would be in the countries they came from….and possibly the most racism they suffer here is actually, ironically, at the hands of other minorities.

    Maybe that’s why Goodfornothing doesn’t mention it….the truth is all too inconvenient….and of course Starmer won’t take a knee…hmmm…any coincidence Goodfornothing avoids the subject?


    • taffman says:

      “The government is pledging to provide 30,000 new traineeships to get young people in England into work, as fears about mounting unemployment increase.”
      There’s vacancies in the Army and the police .


  8. BRISSLES says:

    Jaw just dropped. Watching the tail end of Sky press review, and discussing the D/mail front page of (in essence) Britons needs to pick up their litter, and the young black lady who is the Director of Free Speech Union said “as long as the public were out spending money she’d rather there was lots of litter than empty streets”. The other unknown reviewer said he wanted Councils paid more so they could pick up the litter.

    So that’s alright then ! sh…t and rubbish everywhere and the snowflake generation couldn’t care less, but wants others to get paid more so they can carry on dropping it knowing it will be taken care of. I’m fed up beyond belief with this ill mannered moronic woke generation.


    • StewGreen says:

      @InayaFolarin Director @speechunion
      | Columnist @spikedonline
      Why would Sky let a righty on . ?
      ah her full name is Inaya Folarin Iman


    • Charlie Farley says:

      Track and Trace on the rubbish dropped using DNA ….catch them remove one finger for a first offence and another for every reoffence…..would this be a deterrent or would something more severe be required ?
      In the past when out with the dogs on the Beach we have collected rubbish but rarely bother now as its just back there the next day . Not seen any abandoned dinghys yet.?..suppose they must be collected and returned to France for reuse by the Border Farce !
      Its still a wonderful feeling waking up every morning knowing I am not paying for the BBC Bias .
      Big thanks to FEDUP2 for this site long may it continue


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yep – plenty of undeserved respect demanded . Get someone else to do what you should do yourself …


  9. StewGreen says:

    Framing trickery in last weeks Countryfile
    They softened people with the BLM item and then went into
    item about a historic painting they claim shows a little black boy wearing a slave collar
    A severe tone & plinky plonky brainwash music was used.
    … but no actual big evidence
    When I do check it just looks like very fine clothes with a white collar.

    Plantations may have had collars on adult men to stop them escaping an rioting
    but I doubt that little black boy in England would
    He’d to be like all the other servants
    He’s not likely to run away from a big country house where he was fed.. How would he hide and survive ?

    I wrote an item on the last page of the weekend thread.


    • Peter Grimes says:

      “ He’s not likely to run away from a big country house where he was fed.. How would he hide and survive ?”

      But haven’t you watched any of Al Beeb’s historical dramas?
      He would fit in and hide anywhere. None of this recent immigrant flood…the UK was at least 40% BME as far back as the 1700’s!


      • Jeff says:

        !700’s, you’re ‘aving a laugh!
        In the Beeb fantasy world BAME folk in Blighty go back a lot further than that…

        According to Dan Snow (historian?) and regular on the BBC, William the Conqueror’s main lieutenant was black. I promise you! It really is beyond parody. They produced a perfectly acceptable recreation of the Battle of Hastings and I’m sitting there thinking, “Hmm, this ain’t at all bad…” and then…
        Who pops up giving William the insight into a cunning plan that will outwit these lowly Saxons? Winston bleedin’ Silcott.

        Well, that’s who he looked like…

        Any complaints about cultural appropriation?


    • Guest Who says:

      Maybe the BBC could get Eric Von Daniken to create a series?

      Suitably edited, using lenses of color from BLM approved motor cars in drive by narratives, Goodness Gracious Me style…

      “See…. Chartwell… racist!”


  10. Nibor says:

    Sorry if already mentioned but did you hear

    The Food Programme , Radio 4 12.30 PM
    ” The show for hungry minds ” or some such it’s billed as .

    Today’s food was

    Racism !

    As such with a subject like that , it’s not about how you cook racism , the nutrient value and calories in racism , where the ingredients are grown and how to store and keep racism , the best places to buy racism or eat out racism .
    Whether cooking racism with a wok or if freeze dried racism tastes better than tinned racism can’t be done on The Food Programme . What we did learn , if you didn’t know it is ;

    Racism is wrong .

    Because apparently there aren’t enough BAME folk in the food industry . There are some , but not enough . The BBC says so .

    I look forward to Gardeners Question Time where I expect one question to be asked are rose bushes racist and how can we attract more BAME people to National Trust gardens .


    • Scroblene says:

      I’m looking forward to another question on GQT, where a Bame ‘panelist’ is asked how to train a Japanese Knotweed up a Leylandii hedge…

      It’s sunk as low as that, and nobody bothers with them any more.


    • G says:

      “Because apparently there aren’t enough BAME folk in the food industry . There are some , but not enough . The BBC says so .”
      That’s because the Environment Agency is busy closing down food processing factories in various places due to Chinese virus outbreaks. All BAME / foreign worker havens.


  11. Nibor says:

    The BBC likes to decide who should where and in what numbers .
    So we always get that
    There aren’t enough BAME people in eg
    Judges , football club managers , radio and TV shows .
    But there are too many BAME people in eg
    Prison , poverty , suffering Covid 19 .
    There are too many white people in eg
    Institutions ( BBC anybody , hideously white ) , the countryside , judges , football club managers , old TV shows
    There aren’t enough white people in eg
    BLM protests , the cities ( white flight ) , acknowledging privilege , prison ( one presumes , if it all has to be equalled out ) .
    The other term for the anomalies above is lack of diversity . In the case of cities , it’s vibrancy . If its not loud and its crime free , it’s not vibrant enough . And diverse and vibrant is better than anything else , including tranquility , steadiness , peace , a sense of belonging or it would seem heaven without the drugs .


    • JimS says:

      Don’t forget the money.

      Always more needs to be spent, the damn, far-left BBC’s universal solution.


  12. Halifax says:

    More race stiring from the BBC this time a UK athlete was stopped allegedly due to racial profiling……if they get their way the police won’t be allowed to stop anyone who is BME.

    The police complaints team reviewd the footage from the police car and the body cams and social media and decided that the police were in order…. but BBC take their side and that it was a racially motivated stop….BME people in a black Mercedes. So where is the footage? lets see it then we can see for ourselves and decide.
    Its freighting that they take this stance and its got to stop they are undermining the Police and doing it using our money. Anyway judge for yourselves here is a bit of the report.

    British sprinter Bianca Williams and her partner have accused the Metropolitan Police of racial profiling and acting violently towards them.

    European and Commonwealth relay gold medallist Williams, 26, and Portuguese 400m record holder Ricardo dos Santos were stopped in a vehicle in London.

    They fear they were targeted because they are black and drive a Mercedes.

    Police say the vehicle had been on the wrong side of the road and the driver sped off when asked to stop.

    Officers were patrolling in the Maida Vale area because of an increase in youth violence.

    A police statement said: “Officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards have reviewed both footage from social media, and the body-worn video of the officers, and are satisfied that there is no concern around the officers’ conduct.”
    Update here is the footage I found it …why didn’t the BBC attach it ?? Seems like the police lady acted correctly


    • Halifax says:

      I am now Biased BBC head of digital media !!

      How did that work ?? I just copied the link and BAMMMM it works…

      And surely if you have nothing to hide why don’t you just stop and do as the polica say ?? Surely if you did nothing and was polite and you showed the media you’d get much more support. You can hear her shouting and her boyfriend quite clearly kicking off .. and if you had a baby in the car why would you speed off ????


      • Beltane says:

        Some shouty shouty comments elsewhere on the ‘blacked-out windows’ which on the video show as ‘see-through’ and automatically justify the harassment label.
        The window seen in the vid is the driver-side door which is open, so the view is from inside the glass to outside. And so, with apologies and on one knee, naturally, it must be pointed out to those intellects involved that ‘blacked-out’ glass appears quite normal from inside a vehicle. Another annoying bit of whitey technology.


        • The General says:

          They countered the police claim that they were driving on the wrong side of the road by claiming it was a one way street. Looking at the photographs that would mean an awful lot of cars were parked facing in the wrong direction.


    • The WestWyvern says:

      Actions have consequences, yup like driving on the wrong side of the road perhaps. Being Portugese and all…

      BBBC had this story on the news, last item…. And now the weather….


      • Deborah says:

        Don’t even mention the weather. I watched BBC’s weather last night via the website as there was football instead of the weekly weather on Countryfile. Today is going to be dry in my area. I know this because they said so. So I cannot think what those large blobs on my window are or why the concrete outside my window is wet. Doesn’t give me much hope for the usefulness of Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s forecast.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Halifax, the BBC were still playing the claim of Bianca Williams on TWatO today. Apparently, she is going to sue the Metropolitan Police.

      Could this be another NASCAR Noose story for its ongoing coverage by the BBC?


  13. taffman says:

    Shell Oil may move HQ to UK” despite Brexit” .
    Al Beeb ?

    Wouldn’t it be good if Al Beeb moved en bloc to Europe and let the EU fund the broadcaster.


  14. taffman says:

    What next from China , bubonic plague?


    • Van Helsing says:


      Funny you should say that, but there were some reports of pneumonic plague in China at the end of last year.

      That said, I suspect that said reports were actually about what we’ve come to know as Covid-19.


  15. vlad says:

    Once again Katie Hopkins telling it like it is – in this case to the Premier League.

    I trust she’ll be invited to share her views on the BBC, in the name of their beloved diversity.


  16. Scroblene says:

    I don’t have any interest in football, so maybe don’t understand the consequences of all this, but as the gorgeous Katie explains, the PL have rather shot themselves in the foot here…

    I don’t know who relies on each other as much, is it the BBC or the PL? What will happen when the BBC are defunded, and the football games are only shown by Sky or some other odd crowd? Will there still be all that money sloshing around?

    (And talking about money, I must go on to the Grauniad website and again ignore their pathetic, whining pleas for a sub – I like doing that)!


    • Peter Grimes says:

      She does look good, doesn’t she!

      Those lips….


    • Doublethinker says:

      Sadly this knee bending by PL footballers continues and I’m sure that when the under 15, under 12 and under 10 junior local football restarts there will be hundreds of thousands of young boys and girls who will copy them. It will be very difficult for those who don’t want to to avoid doing so the peer group pressure will be immense for a youngster to conform. This may be a fashion trend that exists for a few months only but it will have ‘taught’ youngsters a vivid ‘history’ lesson that they won’t ever forget and prepared them to unquestioningly embrace the next phase of the destruction of their cultural heritage. A perfect example of cultural Marxism’s undermining of patriotism. Either the PL is run by Marxists or fools .


      • Concrete sea says:

        I play (and I use the term loosely) over 60’s walking football. Whilst covid has had little effect on our crowds (we have none anyway) I am seriously concerned about ‘taking a knee’ when the new season starts, as by then it will probably be compulsory. Many, if not all, of my team and the opposition for that matter will be unable to arise from that position. What should we do ?


  17. vlad says:

    The BBC TV schedule today, all channels:

    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism
    – Racism


    • Guest Who says:

      And the moaning emole.


      Can viral videos stop police brutality?

      “They killed this man, bro. He was crying, telling them ‘I can’t breathe.'” For more than five minutes Darnella Frazier rambled on Facebook Live about the killing she had witnessed. A short time later on that night in late May, she uploaded a video of the death of George Floyd. Had it not been for that video and other footage from bystanders, it’s likely that Mr Floyd’s death would never have sparked global outrage. But does that make viral videos, shot on the phone in your hand, an effective check on police abuse?

      Read full analysis >

      Reha Kansara
      BBC Trending


      Naturally by a BBC cubicle gardener.

      To answer the question, it certainly has emboldened those who do odd things designed to attract attention whilst holding mobiles up to send to the MSM to edit out of context.

      Sky is sprinting ahead currently.


      • Guest Who says:

        Maybe Jon could fly Reha over to ‘analyse’ which mayor and famous ex President are associated with this fair city?


      • Foscari says:

        Guess Who-I read this very early this morning on the BBC website
        along with all the usual articles and PICTURES. A number of
        us made comments. I asked Reha Kansara of BBC trending if
        she was from the USA. As some of the police in the USA are
        brutal , BUT she was writing an article on the UK’S national
        broadcasting network.
        Maybe Reha Kansara there is video clip which could go
        viral of a black “protesting” gang shooting dead an eight
        year old black girl Secoriea Turner outside a Wendy’s in Atlanta. Black Lives matter. But not so much when blacks
        are killing blacks !! Reha Kansara’s article has
        seemed to have disappeared .


  18. fakenewswatcher says:

    Glad to see 6 F1 drivers deciding to show two fingers to the BLM tyranny, by remaining standing, at the start of the Austrian Grand Prix. Congratulations to them for showing guts.
    This epidemic of grovelling by people who have no need to, must end swiftly. It has assumed Hitlerian proportions, where in the 30s and 40s, you had to Heil Hitler for all you were worth, cos not doing so could have nasty consequences, you now have to bend the knee cos BLM said you must.
    Besides which, I will only bend the knee to God; it will take an awfully long time before you catch me doing it to any human. Does it have a satanic implications/overtones? I leave you to decide. In our secular world, no one would even think that far?
    Low achievement humans would theoretically constitute a special no-no. Bend the knee for skin colour? They must be mad, as Enoch might have said. Completely and utterly mad.
    What’s happening now, shows again how 100% right he was! Alas, there is now no one like him, who would tell the truth, regardless. All to busy taking the knee to do a little thinking.


  19. AsISeeIt says:

    There are certain circumstances where I feel I’m compelled to take the knee. Like this morning. Well, you have to tie your shoe laces.

    Let’s remember this is an American import. It began with a US sportsman making a disrespecting protest to the playing of the American national anthem prior to sports matches so as to draw attention to supposed police mistreatment of blacks in the US. Quite why certain people here in the UK should feel the need to join in with this passing fashion (Sir K, I’m looking at you) is an idea somewhat beyond my understanding.


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Aslseelt – I think the media and a certain segment of our populus are only too willing to be infected by this ‘guilt’ thing, which certain others have been only too keen to exploit.


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      Aslseelt – I think the media and a certain segment of our populus are only too willing to be infected by this ‘guilt’ thing, which certain others have been only too keen to exploit.
      Once upon a time, before we all became proudly secular, people knew who they had to worship. Now that has been largely lost, all sorts of perverters are coming out of the woodwork to try their luck.
      Tying shoelaces is on the list of honourable exceptions. So is gardening.


  20. AsISeeIt says:

    Has the BBC yet flagged up the discomfort of wheelchair users who may have feelings of non-inclusion, isolation and segregation making stressful those times when well-intentioned but unthinking people around them take the knee?

    Could we not replace the taking the knee guesture with something more inclusive?

    I’ve given this some thought. Obviously clapping is already taken by the NHS & Key Workers (and anyway this is potetially triggering and really ought to be replaced with Jazz Hands – it is 2020 afterall).

    The thumbs up is out for similiar reasons to taking the knee – it’s too anti- the differently able.

    So how about rapid blinking. I think this could work & I’d very much encourage Lewis Hamilton to join in and would love to see Sir K of Labour doing it – for about 5 minutes every Wednesday lunchtime – if he can manage that without getting dizzy. To show support.


  21. G.W.F. says:

    BBC addresses the problem as to how white women can avoid being Karens.
    Answer, be aware of your white privilege and submit to de black people.


    • Doublethinker says:

      One of the points which annoys me about this is what do they think that their own ancestors were doing in say 1820? Quite possibly they were working down mines , exceptionally dangerous , or working the land for a landowner who took the profits leaving them to subsist, or working in one of the new mills fifteen hours a day and eight hours for under twelves. These folks may not have been enslaved but they were living lives which we today would consider horrendous. The life expectancy in the uk was less than thirty! Do these silly girls know that? If so where on earth do they get their white privileged from?


  22. Fedup2 says:

    The BBCMSN is desperate for a contemporary ‘coloured victim ‘ – preferably one Killed by a whitee who can be labelled as ‘far right ‘ – then the posters and banners and flowers and candles and legal team and protest march and sobbing ‘family ‘wanting justice ‘ can be swung into operation .

    So far the BBC has been relying on vicarious victimhood in the American hood but it’s desperate for a tragedy here . So be ready for the ; ‘promising football ‘ ‘law student ‘ ‘community worker ‘ to bite the dust ….

    Meanwhile the 20 year old coloured kid shot dead in Islington has been named – interesting detailing in the evening standard – nothing nice to say apart from’ gangs ‘ . A witness said they counted the shots – 9 . Another said they were ‘shocked ‘ that it was bullets – not the usual stabbing ….


  23. Fedup2 says:

    The ambitious aristocratic Socialist MP for E17 – the younger version of hatey Harmon – is campaigning for ‘mysogeny’ to become a ‘hatee crime ‘ …… popcorn time ….


  24. Guest Who says:

    Lotte/Amelia/Charlotte and inevitable W1A coordinator Hazmat appear very BBC.


    • StewGreen says:

      ha I just came to post that
      Karen Harradine tweets
      ‘White women’s privilege’?
      Why are we paying the BBC to race bait?
      Oh and thanks for the misogyny too.
      Just when I think the BBC can’t get worse they show me that they can.

      FFS remember the 5,000+ ‘privileged white’ underage girls raped tens of thousands of times, traded, pimped by the Pak/Bangla gangs.


      • NotSure says:

        //Just when I think the BBC can’t get worse they show me that they can.//

        I wake every morning and check the news in the vain hope that the moron curve is at least flattening off…. but alas, they continue to dive deeper and deeper into the madness.


    • gb123 says:

      How very BBC. Tick boxed yabber jabber with no real sense and they all think the same way. When you think you have already seen stupid you realize there is still more from the BBC yet.


    • StewGreen says:

      The BBC Sounds tweet ratio-ed 10 to 1 so far
      620 to 62 Likes


  25. StewGreen says:

    \\ Delays to cancer diagnosis & treatment due to coronavirus
    could cause up to 35,000 excess deaths //

    I hate the way art student journos report stats

    “upto” indicate rubbish reporting
    “raw deaths” is a BS metric , cos we all die
    the question is how much life do we use ?

    The context is that when you have 2.4 million cancer patients, delays have effects, but it looks like most of them do OK.

    Almost all those awaiting treatment are not going to live another 30 years anyway
    I expect that some patients may miss a treatment window that would have given them an extra 5 or 10 years of life etc.
    and in the the grand scheme of things
    the life days lost might be on average be a few days per each cancer patient.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yep Allow the frail – elderly – cancer sufferers – to ‘go’ but save their NHS .
      I saw something about hospital cleaners being the ‘ super spreaders ‘ – if it wasnt so bloody sad it would be funny .


      • Sluff says:

        Sorry boys. On this one I beg to differ, though you are not totally off target.
        Mrs.S is still alive after four cancer operations, chemo and radio therapy. Don’t underplay this issue please.

        Where we probably agree is that in ‘saving the NHS’ they have sacrificed a whole load of people. The hugely over-sized Nightingale hospitals and Covid test centres (12 staff in a giant local car park with one person having a test) reveal by inference an abdication of responsibility for thousands with other ailments. We know various consultants getting paid in full to do nothing as their lists dried up to free up covid space for which they and their specialisms had little to contribute. The bottomless financial pit that is the nationalised NHS seems to have no accountability at all, while we are morally blackmailed into clapping for it.


        • BRISSLES says:

          My village was deathly quiet at 5pm last night. Speaks volumes.

          Glad to hear about Mrs S. may she continue to do well.

          My own surgery has given up on GP face to face consultations, which I find bizarre. Nurses and patients with masks are able to have bloods taken at the surgery, so why cant GP’s make the same effort and really earn their megabucks ?

          No, you have to sit by the phone and wait for a call, and then try and describe where the red looking swelling is precisely on your foot, and whether its the size of a 10p coin or the size of a small saucer, and if it hurts when you press it slightly or with gusto etc etc etc. Now that GPs know that they can get away with mode of working, will they really go back to seeing patients again ? I fear not.


  26. StewGreen says:

    Our Norman


  27. StewGreen says:

    Detective Sergeant replies to Peston
    .. strange thst 4,000 people Liked , Pestons rubbish tweet


    • Fedup2 says:

      Poor Peston – breaking the second rule – getting the other sides’ view.

      More seriously – each time one of these coloured citizens scream race at coppers on the street trying to do law and order – the easier it gets for baddies to do what they want – and out come the knives and there go the bullets.


      • Doublethinker says:

        Exactly so. The police have already stood by and done nothing as property was vandalised and shops looted. How long before they do it exactly the same when the mob starts using violence against individuals. This is classic appeasement of the mob by the authorities and the agreesors will keep going , gathering more and more concessions , until they are stopped , if they are stopped that is. In my view not only will white people become targets , even if they aren’t called Karen, but there will also be ethnic groups attacking each other.


    • AsISeeIt says:

      ‘strange that 4,000 people Liked , Pestons rubbish tweet’

      That’s props from his metro media liberal pals.

      Which, as Newsnight Emily will tell you, that’s what it’s all about, eh?

      How did that story about the editor in the BBC newsroom go… ‘if you can eff up the government, that’s a good day at the office?’


      • Fedup2 says:

        I think Peston has a ‘fan base ‘ – apparently he is pretty – has an ego the size of a house – is solid champagne socialist stock – and his wife died -adding to the soap opera that news now is . Thus he’d get box ticks whatever he said ….. at least he is paid by the £ITV now and not the taxpayer – as once was …. I should think maitlisssss must be due for the transfer to £ITV

        ….maybe they can become the new Richard and Judy of the metro bubble dwellers


    • Roland Deschain says:

      I am bound to take issue with Det Sgt Stephenson.

      Robert Peston is not a reputable journalist.


  28. AsISeeIt says:

    Sometimes the truth can’t help but break through.

    The BBC is whingeing here about the north likely not bouncing back from virus-recession as quickly as London. (Why tell this story, well, there’s northern Labour votes to win back & London is already safely in Labour’s pocket? – but I digress)


    But look at this little snippet of agenda-busting fact which slips out.

    ‘…sectors like education, health or public administration, which have seen fewer people furloughed or made redundant’

    Ooops. But let’s keep clapping for the public sector, ‘cos….?


  29. G says:

    But without the sounds of thunder and lightening and creaking as the crypt opens, our “World’s Most Trusted Broadcaster” on Toady, interviews Peter Mandelson on his intention to become the leading light in the WTO. Better suited, frankly, to the mortgage business (for those old enough to remember).
    It is really quite amazing how these dreadful people like Mandelson and Bliar keep resurfacing. Mandelson believes that he is a suitable candidate for the top WTO job because of his previous similar role in the failing EU. All in all, a nice cosy chat between the prospective candidate and our Marxist State Broadcaster.
    Rory Bremner had a wonderful expression he associated with Mandelson. Scarily, that was, “….I know where you live….”


    • Fedup2 says:

      The other part of the Evil Trinity is of course – the mentally challenged alistair campbell – for ever on tap to slag off whatever the BBC wants slagged off .
      How someone who has made a living off his depression is still regularly on the TV – mostly unchallenged and just spouting his Champagne Socialist view – would be beyond me – except for knowing thr Bias of the BBC .


    • theisland says:

      I have often suspected Mandy to be one of the globalist messenger boys who delivers Starmer his orders for the week.


  30. Guest Who says:

    In other news…

    Whilst James Landale saw ‘gurning’ in the Chancellor’s tweet as he and the gels gossiped in the ladies lavvy.

    What japes.


  31. Sluff says:

    Readers have clearly got the hang of this one but worth pointing out again.

    That multi-millionaire, Tax-free Monaco-based Lewis Hamilton, having made his fortune courtesy of market-economy, capitalist companies like McLaren, Mercedes, and Pirelli, among others, takes the knee in support of Black Lives Matter, whose stated aim is to……..errr………destroy Capitalism.

    So. How does that work exactly, Lewis?
    And also Lewis, exactly how is the Motor Racing industry doing in Venezuela?
    Or is it racist for us whities to dare to ask such questions?


    • Up2snuff says:

      ‘Our’ Lewis desires that motor sport becomes more diverse. He is obviously completely ignorant of the history of motor sports.

      If I recall correctly, I think it is the only sport that has had fields of international competitors from the corners of the globe – men and women, handicapped or fully bodily able, rich, poor, titled and Royalty – competing from the very beginning.


  32. Fedup2 says:

    I understand the evil white racists gave him a penalty for colliding with another car – he ll be campaigning for rule changes in order to make it easier to win each time …. I wonder how many will kneel down at the next race?

    Racing cars are racist !


    • BRISSLES says:

      He was born and brought up in Stevenage, living close to a Karting circuit which his father regularly took him to , and gave him the appetite for speed racing. Has he returned to his home town to do any goodwill or encouragement for youngsters. Er, no. but he has denigrated the place and likened it to a slum town. Nice. Mr Popular he is not.


      • theisland says:


      • Fedup2 says:

        Bris – he has a tough gig playing the victim with fame and fortune . He is a sure thing for the devalued ‘sports lack of personality ‘rubbish the BBC puts out to fill a dark Sunday night in December …..
        The current flurry of TV licencing letters are beige and lack the excitement of the bright red ones they were doing . I had a certain amount of pride when they arrived …


        • taffman says:

          Just got up and there on my doormat was my usual Red ‘love-letter’
          It gives me great pleasure to throw it in the bin .
          All you readers should De-fund Al Beeb. It costs them money to chase us up . The more the merrier , they can’t chase us all. Their end is nigh unless of course Boris allows the biased broadcaster access “£1.57bn culture lifeline”?


          • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

            I had a funny one from the Telly Tax people, noting that my direct debit had been cancelled but saying that I was still legal until late this year! I don’t understand this: I used a pay a month at a time, so by cancelling near the end of one month that’s the end of it; they can’t owe me much or indeed anything. Because of the rise from £154.50 to £157.50, the second six payments were a little higher than the first six but I can’t see how they think that I’m still paid-up. I cancelled after eleven of the twelve installments. They want me to consider another option for paying and don’t seem to have realized that IT’S OVER!


      • AsISeeIt says:

        ‘…born and brought up in Stevenage’

        Nuff respek, big up fo da Stevenage Massive, aight! – as Mr Ali G might have put it.


  33. StewGreen says:

    Useful Twitter account
    We are a group of gender critical lawyers, former police officers, writers & professionals
    dedicated to upholding Articles 8-11 ECHR.


  34. StewGreen says:

    Dangerous’ woke movement broken down by left-wing commentator Claire Fox
    From The Sun’s Burning Question series


  35. StewGreen says:

    \\ Wednesday will be Piers Morgan’s final show on Guten Morgan Britain
    for some time as he takes a break from his shouting duties. #PiersSS will not be missed by the majority.
    Will the move save @GMB
    or has the chat show been doomed? //


  36. Doobster78 says:

    Scary stuff . The bottom tweet


    • StewGreen says:

      Is that SJW account to bad to be true ?
      It could be a righty groyping
      The account has been deleted now
      coookie with 3 “O”s

      Oh the historic replies to it seem to tweet her as a genuine teacher
      So it probably was a genuine account


  37. AsISeeIt says:

    Fascinating to see that my local paving, tarmac and patio firm who shove a leaflet through my letter box are thanking the NHS.

    That NHS logo is becoming ubiquitous – seen everywhere, from the lapels of Tory ministers to the advertising flyers of local paving firms.

    Question: Have we now reclaimed the rainbow image from the LBGnT crowd or is it now properly LGBTQ+NHS… all being the one good thing… who knows…?


    • infoquest says:


      I’m very interested in your LGBTQ+NHS question. I’m going to Asda on Wednesday morning and can check for you whether Heinz has sponsored them with their alphabetti spaghetti. I’ll let you know.


    • JimS says:

      Three letters that will never be added to the string – OWM, Old White Men!


    • BRISSLES says:

      It was also on the nozzle of the petrol pump, when I filled up (only the second time in 17 weeks !) this morning.


  38. StewGreen says:

    Lincoln news : man wearing medical mask broke into a car
    sole a bank card and used it in 4 shops.


  39. gb123 says:

    BBC Headline: “Coronavirus: Nigel Farage pub trip raised with Kent Police”

    Quite from ED Davy “By choosing to go to the pub when it appears he should have been staying at home, Mr Farage is showing a flagrant disregard for the safety of people in his community.”

    Apart from being an utter waste of time I wish someone had replied with what was a flagrant disregard was the activities of Cyril Smith and Jeremy Thorpe under the guise of being Liberal Party MPs.


  40. StewGreen says:

    Melbourne there is a big outbreak in a set of public housing tower blocks in Melbourne
    Everyone admits that quite a few of the residents have drug & alcohol problems.
    Yet Channel9 invites Australia’s version of Nigel Farage on
    and then cos she spoke pLAINLY they then banned her.
    First shouting “racist”, but then toning that down to “divisive”


  41. Nodding Dog says:

    White couple charged with assault over threats to black family.
    BBC race baiting again!An argument in a supermarket car park in another country is that really news?

    Oakland County prosecutor Jessica Cooper described it as “an unfortunate set of circumstances that tempers run high over, basically, not much of an incident”, AP reported.

    That’s right BBC not much of a story.Stop stirring you are just making yourselves look like fools especially when you have to put this at the bottom…This story has been updated to reflect the events shown in longer versions of the video.

    Probably too busy shouting ‘racism’ instead of getting the full facts of what really happened!


  42. Nodding Dog says:

    That nasty orange man ‘attacking’ people again!

    President Donald Trump is making Somali-American congresswoman Ilhan Omar one of the bogeywomen of his campaign for re-election to the White House in November – and by proxy her country of birth, Somalia.

    In his most recent attack, at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he tore into the 37-year-old alleging that she wanted to bring the “anarchy” of Somalia to the US.


    • Dobyns says:

      Welp, ’twere Ilhan’s constituents who were the first ones to kick off in Minneapolis


  43. StewGreen says:

    The London Marxist Theatre Company reacts to the government’s rescue package for the arts sector.


    • Oaknash says:

      Too close to the truthm but very funny – I expect if you played this to an audience of beeboids or gaurdanistas they would not see the parody.

      Personally after years of having to listen to these artistic types banging on about us waycists who dared to vote for brexit – I would close the bloody lot and probably only grant benefits to the people on the tills/lighting and stage hands the rest can go and “do one”


  44. StewGreen says:

    Checking Russell Rawlingson’s court trial for disrupting the BBC’s crazy live lockdown broadcast from Leicester Clock Tower square on Sunday May 10.
    Oh his trial has been put back from July his case now adjourned for a trial in September.
    He’d pleaded not guilty to intentional racially aggravated harassment.


  45. Roland Deschain says:

    Checking this lunchtime, as one does, what the latest utterings are that the BBC thinks I need to know. As opposed to the ones they’d prefer I didn’t.

    Here is a screenshot I took of the news front page.

    They are mostly recent happenings, as you would expect for a news site main web page. Except one in particular, which stands out as having been held in a prominent place unchanged for 14 hours. Can you spot it?

    Race baiters, that’s all they are, and I despise them.


    • Up2snuff says:

      No, Roland, I cannot. It was on the Home Page earlier on. The Inverse NASCAR Noose Truth pictured lifting a pint in an English pub.


  46. infoquest says:

    More support from Guido



  47. StewGreen says:

    Talk Radio just starting on that BBC Sounds podcast
    .. Youtube live


  48. G says:

    Chinese Ambassador threatens the UK with, action should we decide to abandon Huawei.
    Well, Mr. Ambassador, unlike your country we do have respect for life and if you think, killing over 44,000 British citizens means that life goes on as previously you clearly are brain dead.


  49. taffman says:

    Breaking – Paramedics stabbed in West Midlands. Over to Al Beeb for a full report ………………………….


  50. Roland Deschain says:

    Talking of the NASCAR noose, as Up2 did above, Soapy is up and spreading his shit around again.

    How very DARE the President call out bullshit hoaxes.


    • StewGreen says:

      Reposted cos Oldspeaker’s reply went o to the new page
      \\ Coincidentally Bubbas career was on a bit of a downward curve after losing a sponsor before noosegate. //

      BTW that is for the online version during Covid19
      not the real car version
      “Bubba Wallace becomes 1st driver to lose sponsor in #NASCAR virtual competition”



    • StewGreen says:

      Sopel the name for the BBC 2,000 man team which INVENTS Democrat Party PR stories

      Bubba didn’t find the “rope”
      What’s a more accurate headline ?

      “This is addressed to the massive BLM PR frenzy around the only black driver in NASCAR
      where they made out ONLY his garage had noose shaped rope
      but the FBI found most of the garages had such door pull ropes with hand sized loops in
      … and had done for months” ?


    • Guest Who says:

      When TDS sycophants go bad…