Midweek Thread 29 July 2020

This coming Saturday – 1st August 2020 – marks the end of ‘free ‘ TV licences for those aged over 75 years . All were born since 1945 .The company the BBC uses to catch ‘licence evaders ‘- Capita -has a bad track record when pursuing the elderly over TV Licences . In fact it got so bad that even the BBC – yes – the BBC carried out an inquiry into how the employees of Capita were conducting themselves And their ‘incentives ‘.

Perhaps Friday would be an ideal day for the government to publish the results of its consultation on decriminalising the offence of not having a TV licence and start the process of controlling the BBC and if possible – ending it .

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410 Responses to Midweek Thread 29 July 2020

  1. BBCNarrativeB says:

    First! Yes!
    The BBC remains corrupt.


  2. Scroblene says:

    That’s jolly well not fair, BBCN…

    I was really first, but as told by stupid lefties everywhere, that means nothing, unless you’re paid 5bn by taxes and fear of imprisonment!

    I demand a recount, and will stamp my feet, go ‘Hiss-boo-baaaah – Waaaaaaaaah’, and wait for compensation, a free Walkman, a lift over the Channel and a house and garden, all paid for by the good people who are honest, never go more than 30mph and love their parents.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Scrob, just accept BBCN clearly doesn’t sleep at night, but during the day in a crypt, I mean , 4.42 am ??? c’mon. 🙂


      • Scroblene says:

        Brissles, it is a bit early, but maybe late for someone who may live – say – in another zone, so I forgive him/her…

        But then I recognise that everyone is equal in the name of the blessed BBC, unless you dislike wokes, sjws, the Liberal Divocrud Party, little Owen Jawns, and everything a normal hard-working British citizen stands for…


  3. Scroblene says:

    Just to apologise to BBCN for such an outrageous post (somewhere above), and not upset everyone, here’s a small clip of a favourite lady telling it like it is…


    • G.W.F. says:

      Katie is the best.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Has our Doreen* got competition?

        (* For those not familiar with Doreen from Tipton I suggest, nay, thoroughly recommend a Uchoob search and watch.)


  4. Right Angle says:

    Choose your headline:





    In case you missed it:


    I may be over-optimistic on this, but I believe the oldies could show those woke ‘uns a thing or two!

    A BIG FAT BOO to the Bullying, Boorish Corporation!


  5. Guest Who says:

    Bet American Beauty and Squad are particularly proud of this one.

    Lucky OFCOM is rammed with ex colleagues and Parliament too.


    • john in cheshire says:

      Isn’t the title of this picture:
      Dementia patient in care home waits for BBC detector van, to buy an ice cream.


    • Guest Who says:

      I would share the Moaning Emole, but it is so hilariously BBC on every ‘story’ I am unlikely to stop rolling on the floor laughing I might not be able to before the weekend.


      • Guest Who says:

        Ok, as the entire country demanded (source: BBC poll) I will provide edited highlights…


        By Victoria King

        Poor diet ‘disaster’

        BBC ‘quotes’ special.

        Coronavirus latest

        Free school meals should be made available to another 1.5 million pupils in England

        BBC magic money tree. #1degreeofseparation special.

        ‘Appalling’ care mistakes

        Care homes in England were “thrown to the wolves” at the height of the coronavirus outbreak, a cross-party committee of MPs has concluded.

        More ‘quotes’ and “quotes”. Who threw who why likely in the link.

        Ethnic minority studies

        UK scientists are to receive millions of pounds of government funding to study why people from an ethnic minority background are significantly more likely to die from Covid-19 than the white population.

        Phew; I was worried for a minute there would ne no ethnic diversity stuff.

        And then… two come along at once!

        No international Hajj means ‘no work, no salary, nothing’

        With his head in his hands, Sajjad Malik sounds dejected. The taxi booking office he manages near Mecca’s iconic Grand Mosque, the Masjid al-Haram, is empty. “Usually these two or three months before the Hajj (annual pilgrimage) me and the drivers make enough money to last for the rest of the year. But now nothing.” The sea of pilgrims is missing – they usually line the streets, dressed in white, with umbrellas to protect themselves from the intense heat. Today the drivers’ people-carriers are void of passengers and the city looks like a ghost town.

        More ‘quotes’! From Mecca! Least sad Saj isn’t ferried crushed panic queuers at a reduced rate to the hospital.

        Read full analysis >

        Faarea Masud
        Business reporter, BBC World Service

        Hardly a day passes when I do not feel additional ‘analysis’ from Faarea about Middle Eastern taxi drivers is well worth the TVL.


    • Scroblene says:

      “Jolyon Forsyte (Old Jolyon)

      Jolyon Forsyte (Old Jolyon), now eighty-five years old. He lives contentedly at Robin Hill with his son and his three grandchildren. After a chance encounter with Irene, who has left her husband, Old Jolyon befriends her. During June’s absence, she often comes to visit him. He is happily anticipating her arrival at the time of his death.”


    • Guest Who says:

      Nick is the man.

      And proud.


  6. Guest Who says:

    In the incest world of the MSM, do you only get to play over at the bbc if you use BS Girly intro terms?


  7. Guest Who says:

    Interesting inference between headline and caption.

    The bbc does have considerable expertise in the area of violent mental health ‘reporting’.

    And lobbing questions out to the public.


    • Guest Who says:

      Best comment so far:


      • Fedup2 says:

        In a way … ambulance crews are a more valuable resource than cops . And the cops know this – hence the cancelation of the ambulance . The twitterer survived his ‘crisis ‘ so case proved . Being angry at the cops also took attention away from his / her ‘ issues ‘.

        I will repeat the BBC narrative – they are desperate for a ‘badly treated’ coloured victim to mirror the american madness. Hence their question .

        Im thinking of starting ‘fed- the agony aunt ©️‘


      • JamesArthur says:

        A wellness check up? What is this? Could the flake call GP.
        If she could walk to hospital she wasn’t physically ill
        If mentally then ambulance crew are not the appropriate response.
        But my real question is WTF is this even mentioned on BBC as a question..
        Ask the public and get the dross
        Cynical and hard hearted…yep
        BBC used to do informative news…a long time ago


    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      Surely by past experience an Imam?


  8. Guest Who says:

    Jon has to add her at the BBC N. America roster as their Mark Easton. She could surely squeeze in a few RTs on top of her busy schedule?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I bet her kids relax when that fruit loop goes out to howl at the moon , cops , street lamps .,,, quite funny in a way


    • The General says:

      What she is really saying is ” Hey all Black men out there, I am available.”


    • Guest Who says:

      Mainly in New York. And one other place.


  9. Guest Who says:

    Morning Jen; bbc dug up Jez for expert analysis yet?


    • JimS says:

      I expect German farmers get a special EU subsidy if they call a 5 hectare ‘field’ an allotment.

      “Jah, diz iz alle fur meine own consumption, nicht wahr”


  10. Jeff says:

    I hate nit-picking pedants, but…
    It might just be an idea to change the opening paragraph.
    It’s actually people born by or before 1945. Of course, an awful lot will have been born before 1935.
    My old pal, Colin, was a war baby, lives on a pittance of a pension, but has still been told he has to cough up. “I can’t stand the fxxxing BBC,” he regularly tells me with some passion. “It’s all fxxxing crap!” I can’t disagree…

    Very often it will be people like Colin who are paying for anti British, BLM sympathisers, relentless Marxist propaganda and Gary Lineker’s new swimming pool.

    As my old mate might succinctly say…
    “Fxxx ’em!”


    • taffman says:

      Stop paying . There that fixed it.


    • Deborah says:

      Jeff, you put that really nicely. Fedup, you see we do read your openers.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Deborah – thank you for the comment – I wonder whether to write anything and what to write – and try to stay focused on ‘BBC issues’ but there is so much going on that subject matter spreads .

        I think in a way it is a bit like the way BBC groupthink spreads into every area of life just like National Socialist propaganda did when Goebells was running their outfit .


        • Deborah says:

          Mr D pointed out your youth, Fedup. It is because Mr D (years older than myself) is not so far from the age when he would have had a free license, that he noticed your slip.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Jeff – thank you – I will amend that to 1945- i was trying to “do the math “ But subtraction has always been a weakness – together with dividing , timezing, adding .

      Ps – I could always claim I put it in on purpose to see if anyone spotted it – but that would amount to using BBC Alf truth methodology …..


    • theisland says:

      I don’t trust the PM. It would be nice to think that whilst in one of his alleged ‘Churchillian’ moods he would have some respect for the ‘Colins’ of this land and especially those who are even older. Not all wartime babies or indeed immediate ‘boomers’ are loaded, and not all want to scrabble around begging for Pension Credit. Many might read this site.

      Wakening thought this morning – does Johnson want the same outcome as Soros, Treezer, Starmer Bliar and the bBC? I came to the unfortunate conclusion that he probably did, although he may have arrived at that position via a different route.

      We desperately need a brave patriotic leader with insight.


      • JamesArthur says:

        I supported Boris but has let me down and would need to do a lot to get that support back.
        Trouble is we have career politicians who just care about themselves…short term thinking blowing with the wind…
        Who is there to take the mantle? Nobody


        • taffman says:

          Nigel Farage and the new ‘Reform Party’.
          He got us Brexit and wants an end to Al Beeb . What more do you want ?


  11. Guest Who says:

    Here are the headlines.


  12. AsISeeIt says:

    Media Poverty Crisis
    Looks as though it will soon be free school meals all round as the Guardian claims today this is a necessity to tackle a supposed food poverty crisis. There we were thinking the problem was obesity. To be fair when the Lefties bandy new phases about one needs to carefully interpret. Food poverty crisis doesn’t mean millions of British kids are staggering about with a distended belly clutching a begging bowl and whining for more grub. On the contrary, it means they or their parents have made bad food choices. Or, more likely there’s a lack of good choices on offer. So when I find myself suffering symptoms of high blood pressure and a sore throat after ranting at Radio 4’s Today Programme perhaps it’s not my bad choice of news source. More likely I’m suffering a media poverty crisis.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’m afraid a lot of kidult parents don’t know what a ‘food choice ‘ is …. I suppose being ‘raised’ on home cooked food has led to an instinctive awareness about what junk food is . I don’t know whether the invention of the microwave was a good thing or not in this respect .

      A ‘chicken ding ‘5 minute microwave job versus the hardship of buying a chicken for £4 and then cutting it up …..


      • BRISSLES says:

        Totally agree Fed. I just ‘switch off’ mentally whenever child poverty is mentioned in this country.

        110 years ago YES, my granny shared 4 pairs of plimsolls with her 10 siblings to go to school, and breakfast was bread and dripping. AND they survived ! – no benefits around back then, and it cost money to see a doctor. As she grew up, granny became proficient in being midwife, sat with sick kids through ‘the crisis’, and ‘laying people out’ (when they died). That’s poverty in its real sense.

        And funny how I’ve never heard the word ‘poverty’ attributed to all the bloody migrants who pitch up here continually. I wonder why that is.


        • tarien says:

          Agree Brissles, I loved the dark underneath of the dripping on toast-still no sweets as such until I was 11, we had some whilst watching the Queen’s coronation 1953-rationing came off in 1954-Mars bars all round! Unlike today money was balanced in its worth against the lowest common demoninator-bread and cheese were cheap, leg of lamb 2/6d, and so on, when the average wages then, and they were wages unless you were a Bank Manager who was paid a montly salary-was about £7.00 per week if doing well. Money became expensive in 1980’s-My wife and I bought our first house/mazonette in Surrey 1970 £ 5,800,00. I was earning £ 2,500,00 per annum plus some commission and still we could eat out every two months and bring up a child-it we could afford it whatever that was we didn’t have it, we went without-not today however. Not such a good time now really, is it?


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

    End the BBC before the BBC ends you.


    • Nibor says:


      The Conservatives should take heed of your advice .

      Do the Tories want to end the BBC ? No

      Does the BBC want to end the Tories ? Yes .


  14. Deborah says:

    Classic FM this morning highlighting a Parliamentary Committee report about hospitals releasing Covid patients into care homes, all the ministers’ fault apparently.
    Apparently even now 20% of Covid tests are wrong both false positives and false negatives. According to Classic FM the report was referring to mid April, when testing of a disease that we had only had for 12 weeks or so, would have been its infancy. At the time government were saying they were taking the scientific advice, so presumably it was the scientist’s advice.
    If it means attacking the government, you just know the MSM will support the opposition to rewrite history.


    • JimS says:

      Bung me £5M and I will research who lives in houses with multiple extensions and 12 cars parked outside.

      For free they aren’t named Smith or Jones, (though some might be Jones-Smith, which is a bit OWM).


      • JamesArthur says:

        It is hilarious…Oldham Rochdale Leicester Blackburn… the BBC use every descriptor except the real one
        Muslims…mainly from Pakistan…

        Funny how they are quick to say how CV affects them more and blame govt but can’t seem to blame the group for their actions
        But hey bunch of white people on a beach..disgusting covid spreaders irresponsible lock them up


    • Doublethinker says:

      Exactly so. Most of the MSM are determined to bring down Boris , I think mainly because they regard him as a traitor because he is likely to deliver a Brexit worthy of the name. They have adopted the US MSM anti Trump tactics of suppressing good news, highlighting bad news , blaming the government for it and if there isn’t enough bad news making some up.
      By the way I never expected Boris to do anything about the invaders , no politician in Britain will. As someone posted here last week ( whoever it was thanks I hadn’t thought of it like that before) , our FPTP system prevents the establishment of parties which don’t have the orthodox liberal views on issues such as immigration and Islamisation. Such parties are squeezed out almost at birth. If we had PR they would stand a better chance. Basically the FPTP system prevents the people from ever being represented on such issues but it failed on Brexit thanks to Nigel and failed when Trump was elected. This is why the liberal establishment are so furious and determined to correct these aberrations.


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

    UK scientists are to receive millions of pounds of government funding for a raft of studies to learn why people from an ethnic minority background are at greater risk from Covid-19.

    Government race baited into spending multi-millions of pounds of taxpayers money into why non-whitey’s are at “greater risk” from Covid-19.

    This is one example of how research funding is diverting into anti-white research.


  16. AsISeeIt says:

    More signs of the times – appropriately enough – in the Times this morning. ‘How to look smart, throw on a bright jacket’ forget charcoal grey, a nice pinstripe or a navy, powder blue and cerise pink are modelled by the ladies on the front page because of course it is the ladies set for a return to the office. Us chaps, represented by a pic of a bloke, need to ‘Get on your bike’… and look for work, we wonder? No…’Lose weight in cycle lane’.

    The male of the species glances with some trepidation at the Telegraph. ‘He needs prodding and revving up at times, he has to reinvent himeslf…’ Here was go feminism yet again… Oh, there’s a relief, it’s Michael Vaughan talking about Stuart Broad. At last something for the chaps to read with pleasure.

    Just when you thought it was safe to be a man again the Star turns the stomach with ‘Psycho bondage queen who cooked her husband. You’ll be wanting the centre spread’. Don’t mind if I don’t.

    My rejoinder to all these second wave headlines – that’s second wave of corono virus in europe, not second wave feminism, which is on about its fourth wave now – I say the only second european wave I want to see is the goodbye wave for a proper final Brexit from Brussels domination this Christmas!!!

    I’m dubius about this Telegraph headline ‘Ancient microbes raise hope of life on Mars’. I think we’ve quite enough on our plate with the Chinese virus without contacting Martian microbes. Although once the PC crowd get to work we’ll probably have to call them something like Space Microbes 2020 – we can’t blame Mars, even if that is where they come from.

    Talking of misinterpreting a head line, how about this one in the Guardian: ‘Travellers’ quarantine could be cut in half’ – silly me thought for a moment the two scallywags who ran down that policeman had seen their already short jail sentences even further reduced.

    Not to worry. Just beside this column the Guardian presents a lovely pic of the former Mrs Johnny Depp. ‘I now place my faith in British Justice’

    Perhaps ‘British Justice’ will work for you, luv.


  17. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – a little BBC dishonesty

    The Government are blamed, both in the 7 a.m. News and later in the first hour of the programme, for the release of prisoners patients from hospitals into Care Homes, no doubt to create spare capacity for potential future Covid-19 patients.

    At other times, the BBC would point to devolved Health Care responsibilities to the constituent nations of the UK and, further downward in England, to PH(England) and the Health Trusts. Then of course there are the Civil Servants at DoH who would have arranged it.

    The finger of blame, however, is only pointed at ‘the Government’ ie. that for the UK but really is only the government for England and Northern Ireland at present.

    The BBC should be reminded in their present state of demented amnesia, that the PM of that Government was becoming ill and was hospitalised not long after and the Cabinet was thus, left without a key decision maker and co-ordinator.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I noted a bit of panic from local councils that care home funding might be passed to the NHS . I saw a comment that local councils depend on the money .

      As someone with now distant experience of Being read to pay £900 quid a week for care home fees I can see why these councils are panicking . Means testing elderly people and grabbing their homes and assets must be a cash cow for councils getting a profit out of Their care homes .


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

    British colonialism destroyed gender fluid cultures around the world according to the BBC. The BBC’s Gender and Identity correspondent, Megha Mohan was sent out to investigate:


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

    Important news from the BBC: asylum seeker says she has been treated much worse in the UK than from where she came from. BBC says UK government must do better.

    Coronavirus: Asylum seeker ‘went without food’ in lockdown:
    Khadija had to flee violence in her home country – but says the worst period of her life has been in Wales. A former United Nations worker seeking asylum in Wales says she went without food for a week during lockdown.

    The woman, who does not want to be identified … did not eat so she could afford to feed her children. Asylum seekers receive £37.75 a week plus £5 for a baby under one, and £3 for a child aged between one and three. The Home Office said it has taken “decisive action” to look after asylum seekers during the pandemic. The woman, who wishes to be referred to as Khadija, said she was appalled by what asylum seekers – particularly women with children – had to endure during lockdown and said the pandemic has revealed how little support they receive…


    • theisland says:

      She should have stayed in France.


    • petebogtrott says:

      Don’t like then bugger off,find someone else to feed you.


    • StewGreen says:

      The BBC item doesn’t say how many children she has.

      Where’s the story come from
      after a page of framing it says “Sisters not Strangers, a coalition of charities which supports asylum seekers, published a report ”
      so the item must be a cutNpaste from their PR.

      There seem to be a myriad of church/mosque based charities that help asylum seekers.
      This item focuses on one person they apparently missed


    • StewGreen says:

      The item comes from a July 20th article in the Guardian

      which other media picked up eg


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

        Excellent sleuthing. Either a true or false or distorted anecdote and then it does the rounds as “journalists” create new stories out of it, building it up, adding things to it. A bit like Chinese whispers but in the hands of people pushing an agenda.


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

        Belated question to Stewgreen: in the BBC story is the image of “khadija” from behind fake? The BBC give the impression that it is they that are interviewing “khadija”. Do you think a lot of this story is actually faked by the BBC using the “Sisters not Strangers” stuff (some of which itself could be faked) as a starting point?



        • StewGreen says:

          Could be
          Working in the media is corrupting
          you so want the exciting story to be true, so you omit evidence that contradicts it etc.
          The actual graphic was used by other media last week. Did the charity fake it ?
          Who knows.

          The idea she had no extra money to foods kids seems false
          cos the government was handing school dinner vouchers to poor kids.


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

            Also she had a good job in the UN which suggests she came from a wealthy and educated family and has money. There is something very strange about this story.


  20. Rich says:

    Not the bBbc but will be soon.


    A caravan site? Full of feral four-year-olds, must be a retirement village.

    No, you’re right, it’s not. We know who lives here though, don’t we? The local police do as they apparently sent the riot squad round to sort them out.

    Funnily enough, the “journalists” at the Fail do not.


  21. The Sage says:

    Has anyone noticed?
    Those urban areas recently chosen to be locked down or have restrictions placed upon them.
    The much high percentage of fines issued to those of certain groups ignoring lockdown rules.
    The much higher incidence of coronavirus among certain groups.
    Is there a link? Answers on a postcard.
    By the way, the BBC doesn’t seem to be able to find one.


  22. Guest Who says:

    Hope his trailer Blinds of Ancient Rome cords are not tied poorly.

    BBC Newsbeat

    Peter Shinkoda – who played Nobu in the Daredevil TV series – has said that writers were told not to write for the show’s Asian characters.

    The message was: “Nobody cares,” Peter says.

    A message worth pondering by bbc Newsbeat social media drones.


    • Guest Who says:


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

    Today on the homepage of the BBC channel for under six kids (cbeebies):


  24. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – Are the BBC up-to-date?

    Are the BBC paying attention?

    Have the BBC checked and cross-checked and checked again?

    I seem to recall that the studies that claimed hydroxychoroquine was an unsafe drug were found to be flawed and were pulled from public record. Yet the BBC have this on their News Page: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53575964

    After all, all those malaria patients in Africa would not want to be taking an unsafe drug, would they?

    What would WHO and the Race Relations Board say?


  25. Guest Who says:

    Bet kids in the U.K. are thrilled they’ll be getting much more of this..


  26. StewGreen says:

    Moral Maze, I listened to the rest of the show.
    Nazrine Malik is a lefty who doesn’t know the show
    She was on the panel asking the questions to the guests.
    But she thought she’d give us her lectures instead, so instead of 8 mins to reply the guests got 30s.

    Guest Ganesh made the crucial point
    Floyd event in the US made us think about today’s racial situation in the UK
    and somehow that has all become about the distant past of slavery.
    What the Marxists are doing is weaponising the past so that they can push socialism.

    He said that as a BAME his life wouldn’t be that different in a country like Switzerland which never had an empire
    So he doesn’t think empire has much to do with today’s racial tensions.


    • Doublethinker says:

      He may well be right. The conflict comes not from prejudice but from justified fear that the indigenous way of life and cultural norms are under threat by mass migration. Ten or twenty years ago liberal friends used to tell me that British culture was strong and that my fears were misplaced. They don’t use this line of argument any longer because even they can see things changing before their eyes.


  27. Fedup2 says:

    Telegraph watch

    It reports a lecture ‘ QA Sarah Sands – outgoing editor of Toady gave yesterday – Tuesday – about the government and Toady – she said

    “The BBC is not biased. What I reckon it does have is a slightly wistful impulse towards social cohesion. It desperately wants to do the right thing. It likes community rather than sowing division. This can mean wish to police language.”

    She was moaning about the new government swerving ministers going on today for the ritualised sneering interrupting and general bullying .

    I think the whole record of what this bubble dwelling far lefty said is worth a look. So I will .


    • G says:

      Sectioned please……………


    • Doublethinker says:

      But the BBC has supported the very thing which is rapidly destroying the social cohesion she suggests they want to create, mass migration.


  28. s.trubble says:

    A question; if the bBC press ahead with this over 75 licence tax then aren’t they in breach of the terms of agreement they reached in the last Charter settlement.

    They had agreed to absorb this cost.

    How can they have the right to alter the terms without agreement?

    And surely the separation of over 75’s into 2 camps (those with/without pension credits) is in itself a discriminatory act.


    • Doublethinker says:

      Good point. There needs to be a mass action legal challenge to the BBC from the over 75’s.


  29. Guest Who says:

    BBC Out to Profitable Alumni Pasture home offers a view.

    Small Screen: Rigged Debate, No Difference – attitudes to public service broadcasting


    Ofcom has today published new rigged research to explore the relationship that people have with public service broadcasting. Ok, the BBC.

    This research is designed to help inform Ofcom’s work on the future of PSB – Small Screen: Big Debate. Its purpose is to stimulate a national conversation involving viewers, the broadcasting industry, Parliament, and regulators about how the benefits of PSB might be assured for the future, whether the ‘value’ of these ‘benefits’ beyond propping up alumni and Botney pensions are shared by the public or not.

    We commissioned rigged research to ask viewers and listeners from across the UK to tell us about their use of PSB content, its role and relevance in their lives, and how that might change in the future. Amazingly no one has heard from anyone who has been contacted. Again.

    In summary, audiences told us that:
    there continues to be a role for PSBs, despite their day-to-day influence and relevance declining among younger audiences (aged 16-24). No surprise there; we were paying,

    younger audiences are attracted to streaming services like Netflix because they easily serve up relevant, personalised content with the talkability factor, supported by strong social media marketing (D’uh. And parents pay);

    but even younger audiences are typically keen to retain PSB, valuing the sense of ‘societal glue’ they bring, along with high-quality British content and news (hence OFCOM rubber stamping bumping up the ‘get ’em young material from Nish and the girly men. And what youngster does not throw out terms like ‘societal glue’, like… aaaaaaall the time);

    and all except the most engaged audiences feel that PSBs need to work harder to provide relevant programming and make it as easy as possible to access across the generations, whatever that wibble means.

    Videos highlighting some of the observations from our interviews are available. We have also published a quantiative report and the data tables focusing on the perceived personal and societal benefits of PSB. This is part of our ongoing research and fieldwork took place before the Covid-19 UK lockdown.

    Like it would make a difference, rubes.


  30. Halifax says:

    Pre-colonial communities’ history of gender fluidity

    Some people in Western cultures say that gender is binary and divided into male and female, and that gender fluidity is a recent phenomenon. But this isn’t the case everywhere.

    In Indian, Native American and Aboriginal cultures gender is more fluid and has been for centuries.

    The BBC’s Gender and Identity correspondent, Megha Mohan, has been speaking to young people from these communities, who are taking to social media in new ways, to educate people about how gender identity is viewed .

    I give up.


  31. Deborah says:

    I took a rare trip in the car this morning and switched on the radio around 10.03 for the start of Woman’s Hour. It started with Jenny Murray saying the were looking at black women in music.
    Years ago I used to be a regulars prommer. The season ticket holders always made great fuss over Jessye Norman. It had nothing to do with the colour of her skin but the excellence of her performance and that she appreciated the prommers too.
    What a pity that has been lost by the BBC and The Woke.

    And by the way I switched off Radio 4 immediately and moved to Classic FM.


    • StewGreen says:

      Yes it was a good job that WH talked bout black women and music
      cos it had been 30 mins earlier a show about Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive


  32. StewGreen says:

    Second Waves, second blips, Luxembourg

    Mr X “oh why are we worrying about Spain when Luxembourg has a higher per head count”
    Miss Y “Oh Lux is a special case, it’s only cos they are doing loads of testing and including workers who don’t live in the country”
    .. I looked that maybe partially true
    But the big thing is direction of the trend
    There was a clear second wave, but the trend is now down ..for the last 3 days.
    (yes the magnitude of the second wave may look bigger cos of increased testing)



  33. vlad says:

    A few days ago the young white mother of a three-year-old was murdered by a BLM terrorist for daring to say ‘All lives matter’ at a demo (riot).

    It was a racist hate crime, that usually gets the Black Broadcasting Corporation very angry indeed.

    Her name was Jessica Doty Whitaker. Try typing it into the evil beeb’s search box and you get: “Sorry, there are no results for Jessica Doty Whitaker.”

    Of course not beeb, of course not.

    Jessica, we remember you, even if the beeb don’t give a toss.




  34. StewGreen says:

    TRadio caller just said he tried to book a hostel room in Newquay instead of Spanish holiday
    He was quoted £2,700 for the 4 beds spaces, (bunkbeds) in the room
    That’s £100/day per person !


    • theleftwilleatitself says:

      I heard that earlier on Talkradio too Stew! ????????
      Cornwall has done itself absolutely no favours during this lockdown whatsoever and I hope they reap what they sow ????


  35. Guest Who says:

    BBC Radio 4

    July 27 at 7:41 PM ·
    Uzo Aduba stars as Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to US Congress, AND the first black person backed by a major party for the Presidential nomination.
    On BBC Two


    Since Monday. i wonder how it did for actual viewers?

    The casting call for ‘Ms. Take – The Di Story’ will be… ‘interesting’.

    Maybe Matt Lucas will play her?


    • Guest Who says:

      Eleanor Pearson
      Fabulous telly, I’m probably going to watch it twice.

      Betting Ellie is on both BBC audience charts and OFCOM polling lists.

      A lot.


  36. StewGreen says:

    Jane Heybroek, a barrister specialising in immigration work.
    Rachel Riley, and the actress Tracy Ann Obermanhad have been suing her over a minor Twitter thing

    JH ” the claim against me has been withdrawn
    and Ms Riley and Ms Oberman have agreed to make contributions towards my legal costs. “


  37. Guest Who says:

    The two cheeks twin sister at Aunty would never do such a thing…


    Would it?


  38. StewGreen says:

    Steele’s Trump Dossier was just gossip
    from Igor Danchenko, law student in Russia and US, sometime analyst at Brookings.


  39. vlad says:

    Oh look sweetie, there’s the nice man who had sex with a girl about your age, bought, sold and raped sex-slaves, had his critics murdered, tortured a man to reveal a hidden treasure, had multiple wives, had sex with his daughter-in-law, robbed trade caravans and killed their defenders, slaughtered Jewish tribes and prisoners, ordered his followers to kill apostates and infidels and so much more.






    • Guest Who says:

      A picture book where a picture of the person it is about would see the author, publishers and half a country obliterated.


  40. StewGreen says:

    R4 Afternoon drama
    “Twenty years earlier Eddie and Carol were lovers but then Eddie disappeared.”
    play starts It’s set in Havanr and the mail character is Nigerian.


  41. G.W.F. says:

    Older and wiser pre colonial societies had gender fluidity, so there.

    Now tell me how do you get a job as a Gender and Identity Correspondent?

    ”’The BBC’s Gender and Identity correspondent, Megha Mohan, has been speaking to young people from these communities, who are taking to social media in new ways, to educate people about how gender identity is viewed in their culture.



  42. digg says:

    A little bit of information for those scientists who have been handed millions to investigate why ethnic minorities have higher rates of COVID infections and deaths. Might save us all a few bob.

    65 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean test positive for coronavirus after they are quarantined in Malta



    India coronavirus: ‘More than half of Mumbai slum-dwellers had Covid-19



    Coronavirus: Hong Kong on verge of ‘large-scale’ outbreak, says Carrie Lam



    Coronavirus: Seven Zimbabwe babies stillborn in one night at hospital



    • G says:

      I hope that the accountant in the sky, the one thats keeping the books balanced, will announce that the usual explanation that immigrants collectively, ‘pay their way’ in what they contribute to the country no longer do and have not done so for decades. We know it but we are being fooled if we believe otherwise.


  43. digg says:

    An object lesson for the BBC on how to rebrand news that doesn’t help with your agenda. This from CNN, the USA equivalent of the BBC.


    It appears that the entire story about BLM and Antifa being responsible in any way for the mayhem, destruction, deaths, injuries and riots is a complete fake.

    In fact EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED was started and carried out by just one man they have dubbed “umbrella man”.

    It would seem he is probably white and also probably a member of a white supremacist group. (Who would have guessed that?) He apparently embarked on a one-man mission which successfully kick-started the nationwide rampage.

    I just cannot imagine the level of lack of intelligence or morality required for a National Newspaper to decide to run and promote this garbage fabrication.

    They really expect people to swallow these disgusting lies? They are all completely insane!


    • G says:

      “It appears that the entire story about BLM and Antifa being responsible in any way for the mayhem, destruction, deaths, injuries and riots is a complete fake.”
      We have to get the terminology right, “a myth” leading ComDems are describing the story as.
      Compliments of Nadler.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      I can identify the “Umbrella Man” as a white man called, Major The Hon. John Wickham Gascoyne Beresford Steed MC OM. He is a secret agent who works for “Mother” or “M” . Nicknames for the head of MI6.

      Steed is an excellent swordsman and his umbrella, a specially adapted Shaftesbury Slim made by the venerable English umbrella maker James Smith & Sons, has a distinctive whangee handle and is known to contain a concealed sword.

      Steed is also known to use the umbrella itself as a striking and hooking weapon. His other specially-equipped umbrellas included one that features a sound recorder, one with a tip that could emit knock out gas, one with a camera hidden under the handle for covert photography and one that contains measures of whisky.


  44. G says:

    The over seventy five’s need a good Counsel’s Opinion on the Licence issue and if Counsel believes there is a case for whatever reason, go for Crowd Funding to take the case. I suspect it would be well, if not, oversubscribed in view of the numbers who now hate the BBC with a hitherto unknown venom.
    Now that’s an issue people could flock around……..


  45. StewGreen says:

    MoneyBox 3pm had horror stories about online transfer
    One woman was awaiting her solicitor’s bank details
    so she could send her £100K house deposit.
    The email arrived with a note
    ” we’ve just changed banks, so you might get annoying security popups, just ignore them and click through”
    She sent the money.
    .. 4 days later she found that email had come from hackers
    cos the email chain had been hacked.

    The Nationwide said ‘we sent the £100K to the hackers like you instructed
    and you clicked through the security warnings, so tough”

    And what happened is that the banks had delayed a new procedure whereby they verify the receiver before they let funds leave your account, they do do that now.
    but FFS you’d think that banks and estate agents have a duty not to leave the back door open.
    They should have proper verification procedures.

    Another expert said their is a good security procedure
    Before you make a big payment, you send a small secret one under £1 to verify that’s the genuine account.
    You yourself phone the solicitor/agent and speak to the guy you personally know and say “tell me how much I just sent ?”
    If he tells correctly that’s the account verified
    Then a few days later you click on your bank page and select send to “existing recipient”.
    Still I wouldn’t sent £100K in one lump like that.


    • G says:

      When I move savings accounts, I always send a quid to the new account first to make sure.


  46. Guest Who says:



  47. theisland says:

    Can anyone guess why Labour doesn’t want voter ID?

    Prepare for the bBC’s input.


  48. Guest Who says:

    The BBC do like leading with ‘accusations’. And ‘quotes”.


    I can’t be bothered checking as it is the BBC and if they are too lazy to add context I am not going to click though to find out it’s another activist #prasnews set up. Can’t breathe.

    However I am reminded of a recent YouTube of an Ozzy Shelia SJW having a daft waving mobiles to the fore mask on, mask off spat with two patient coppers where she too went the armed kidnap route as part of her epic 4 minutes of flame.

    It did not end well.

    And, #CCBGB still.


  49. Englands Dreaming says:

    Beeb website pushing fake news again.

    Coronavirus: Trump sticks by unproven hydroxychloroquine

    The headline could just as easily read “Trump sticks by hydroxychloroquine = it is unproven that it does not work”

    The Beeb creamed itself when The Lancet published a paper trashing HCQ, was less than keep on reporting that The Lancet retracted the paper because the data was made up. Beeb also loves Fauci, the man who lied to Americans about face masks and backed dangerous (to say the least) Chinese corona virus research.