Start the Week 7 September 2020

The Biased BBC website has moved from shouting in the wilderness to sharing our aims with ‘DeFundthe BBC’ and now The Telegraph has finally woken up to the Undemocratic social campaigning being carried out by the far left biased BBC using taxpayers money .Keep up,the fight – we are slowly winning .

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309 Responses to Start the Week 7 September 2020

  1. theisland says:

    On Parler
    @JackDawkins 7 hours ago

    All lost, in such a short space of time, the worst part of it all, there’s no end in sight. Here.


  2. Fedup2 says:

    Forgive me but could you please name thar country – I wouldn’t mind going there ….


    • john in cheshire says:

      Did you see the policeman on the beat, talking to the old man? He seemed to be acting like a human being. Not assaulting people for not wearing a mask or for protesting peacefully.

      And that reminds me of the Ralph McTell song, Streets of London.

      The past is a foreign country.


  3. Guest Who says:

    BBC’s Excellent Adventure.

    Laura wants you worried.


  4. Guest Who says:

    Many have bought 60” TVs to watch news of folk like them.


  5. Guest Who says:

    BBC EdGuds have this covered.

    No ‘intercepted’? Tsk.


    • taffman says:

      If 10,000 Russian commandos landed on our coast from dinghies and claimed asylum, would they be given Four Star hotels ?


      • Doublethinker says:

        Probably not but given a few more years of Wokism the indigenous population would greet them with tea and buns as liberators and most importantly of all Linecker would be annoyed and refuse them his spare room.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Eccles: “Nope. They would be given Red Star Hotels. Oooh, ha hah ha.”


    • john in cheshire says:

      Have we sent a bill to the French yet, to pay for the upkeep of those thousands they have tried to stop and/or encouraged to join the invading armada?


  6. brexiteerkent says:

    Thought I had heard it all until 845 toady trying to argue that a trial of new medical treatment for dwarfism and it’s complications might be bad because, in effect, it might make disabled people more normal and it might be better if they stayed disabled and should not be ‘made’ to be normal !!! .. I suppose they are trying to draw parallels to LGBT etc ?


  7. taffman says:

    “Brexit is back – and likely to get louder”
    On which side does Al Beeb favour ?
    Do we need a NI border?
    In whose interest is it to have a NI border ?
    If a border is needed will the EU authorities man it ?


    • theisland says:

      If true, it’s the best news I have had in 2020.
      The NI Protocol was the EU’s poison pill. Get rid of it and trade on Aussie rules.

      You can hear the whining of Labour, their civil service chums and the bBC already – we are showing “immense bad faith”, breaking our international commitments, undermining the peace process blah blah blah.
      Anything but supporting the UK.

      It might be useful to our side if someone started trawling Hansard for the EU’s Starmer’s past pronouncements on the border.


    • john in cheshire says:

      According to the Daily Express headline, Dancing Terry May is now wading into the Brexit negotiations, berating Prime Minister Johnson for changing the terms of the Northern Ireland clauses in her treasonous withdrawal agreement.

      I think it’s time she paid another visit to South Africa, where the ANC would probably welcome her words of wisdom.


  8. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – groan, another 36 days of this …

    Switched on during the David Gauke & Rohan de Silva contributions to the BBC’s undermining of Her Majesty’s Government and the UK’s Brexit Negotiators. Loser Gauke – or should I say Double Loser Gauke refuses to accept that he lost in the EU Referendum and was given the last word by the BBC presenter, JustRemainIn Webb, in order to keep the narrative going: ‘we must remain in the EU at all costs’.

    It is time for the new D-G to get really heavy with his employees and start waving blank P45s at them.


    • taffman says:

      “It is time for the new D-G to get really heavy with his employees and start waving blank P45s at them.”
      Save yourself some money , just scrap the Telly Tax and let em get on with it .


    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2 – did you have to ? I had managed to forget about Traitor Gauke and his efforts to subvert Democracy with the rest of his conspiracy.

      But its good to be reminded once in a while

      By the looks of it , then, the rest of the dead will be exhumed – hezza major blair gbrown may – oh god not again …., glad i only here about them here….


      • Up2snuff says:

        I’d like to ‘there about them’ – the Brexit Remainiacs – rather than hear about them. If they think the EU is so good, they should apply to go and live there while they still have a chance.

        After all, Loser Gauke hasn’t got a constituency anymore to keep him tied to Westminster. He could go dig ditches in France or something.


    • Doublethinker says:

      The new DG probably is ‘one of them’ and anything he does will be window dressing aimed at trying to calm the clamour for an end to the License Fee. The BBC will sail on regardless of what its few remaining viewers actually want or what those who are forced to pay for it think. But even if Davie was telling us the truth about what he wanted to do , restore impartiality and represent the whole country, he would have zero chance of achieving it. The BBC has 20,000 employees and well over 19000 of them are mad Wokists who believe that they have a mission to change not just the UK but the world. Unless even a determined DG was prepared to sack thousands of them and replace them with people who desired his changes nothing of substance would ever change.
      Basically , as has been said many times, the BBC is beyond reform.
      Personally I think that abolition and obliteration, even of its memory , is required because if it is forced to become a subscription service it could easily revert under a Wokist government to being state funded. The day the BBC died should be a national holiday .


  9. taffman says:

    “Velindre Cancer Centre: Doctors raise ‘deep concern’ with health minister”
    Just scrap the Welsh Assembly and use the money saved on hospitals, doctors and nurses.
    What are we paying our Welsh Members of Parliament for ?


  10. StewGreen says:

    Sheffield : police horses refusing to cross LGBT zebra crossing


  11. StewGreen says:

    BBC Sheffield news opened “There’s been another shooting on Abbeydale Road last night”
    .. and they just moved on
    It’s a high ethnic area of course.
    24 year old guy.


    • StewGreen says:

      Checks South Yorkshire Police Twitter

      Latest tweet : “We arrested Piers Corbyn, aren’t we cool”

      This their pinned tweet.


  12. vlad says:

    I wonder if the po-faced, miserabilist beeb will be showing this?

    A massively popular remix of YMCA supporting Trump.

    It’s been viewed millions of times on various platforms and could single-handedly win him the election.

    The comments are heart-warming too, if you view on YouTube.

    (Don’t be put off by the BLM savages in the first few seconds, it quickly turns upbeat and happy and will set your feet tapping.)


    • vlad says:

      Hundreds of uplifting, feel-good comments like these:

      – This guy can literally destroy the media’s narrative single handedly lmao ????????

      – No looting, no burning, no killing, thats the RIGHT way.

      – The Burn Loot Murder crowd is just mad that they’re not able to oppress everyone like they want to. We must NEVER give power to the insane, evil Left!

      – And this is why the communists haven’t been able to over take this great nation…the true American spirit is full of hope, joy and unity.

      – Democrats are LIGHT YEARS BEHIND when it comes to campaigning AMERICAN STYLE!!!

      – Love overcomes hate, but hate can never overcome love. These rioters need Jesus. Trump 2020!


  13. taffman says:
    What will Ofcom do about the complaints ?


    • vlad says:

      I think the point is fast approaching (if not already reached) when the public get sick to death of BLM marxist propaganda.


  14. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – Shirley Knott?

    On the web-site today, at the top of the page origianlly, was some old news. Past possible job losses – redundancies – for June and July obtained by a BBC Freedom of Information Request. Now why would the BBC be making a FoI Request about that in this month, September, when we have had the ACTUAL jobless figures for June and July in August?

    What purpose would this out of date, unreal, information possibly serve at this time?

    I wonder, as there are several options to choose from.


  15. andyjsnape says:

    Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

    “All” you need to know. Please remember other non biased news outlets exist

    Defund, close down – personally i’m no longer bothered about the bBC points of view


  16. Foscari says:

    A cop in the USA kills a black criminal whilst detaining him .
    Day after day after day after day it is the only news on the BBC.
    A Lybian asylum seeker slaughters three gay men in a park
    in Reading. The BBC consider it newsworthy for 11/2 days.
    But even less news worthy so far as the BBC is concerned
    is this scum piece of shit running amok in Birmingham for TWO hours
    slaughtering one and wounding several others.The BBC
    didn’t even want us to know who the perpetrator was.And
    after ONE day the “episode” is not to be found on the BBC
    “All animals are equal.But some are more equal than others.”
    Yes BBC. With your positive discrimination and your extreme diversity indoctrination.
    So far as you are concerned ,some lives are
    more equal than others. And MATTER more.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Dear Foscari
      I am a senior BBC executive (minor public school; PPE at Oxford; have met several black people during my life and spoken to one of them to ask for another cup of tea; personally affected by the removal of free TV licences for the over-75s). I have to remain nameless, given that we now have an openly Fascist Director General at the BBC. However, I feel compelled to respond to your comment regarding the reporting of the largely peaceful knife rampage in Birmingham at the weekend. You state that the BBC did not want the public to know who the alleged perpetrator was. This is a complete misapprehension. The BBC is wholly committed to diversity, inclusion and objective reporting. In this case, we took the correct editorial decision that to describe the ethnicity of the accused or to publish one of the many CCTV images would serve no useful purpose. Such an incident could have equally well involved a well dressed businessman, an elderly grandmother or the wife of a vicar. Reporting on the ethnicity or migration status of the most vulnerable members of society only serves to marginalise and stigmatise them even further. Even worse, it could even undo some of the wonderful work being done by BLM in addressing historical injustice. I also draw exception to your claim that the so-called news story was quickly removed from our coverage. Considerable effort and skill is expended on deciding which stories do not fit the narrative and therefore have to be dropped quickly, as opposed to those which are of enduring importance and therefore need to be retained for weeks on end, such as the deranged utterances of Joe Biden.

      Yours sincerely etc


      • Fedup2 says:

        Nicely put Mr Rushlow —— Birmingham has been relegated to ‘local news’ . Is Birmingham one of those railways stations BBC types go through returning home to London ? Why does the train have to stop ? And the accents don’t sound like proper London ones do they …?


  17. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #2 – biased BBC, surely not?
    It appears to be another police slaying until you read the text. But why the interest, BBC, in a land far away? Oh, it’s International News, is it?

    But why no International News about the killings in South Africa of – on average – close to one farmer per week? Or will you wait until there is a massive food shortage in South Africa before you report that?


    • fakenewswatcher says:

      snuff- Is the answer: because the victims are, in the main, white farmers? And white victims are of no interest, as their murders would undermine the racist bbc narrative, however brutal the killings?
      Also, food security in SA is probably of no interest to beeb either, as long as no starving black children can be shown on screen?
      You’d think the on-going racist (mass?) murder of farmers in one country might be in the news, but nope. Beeb are only interested in some racisms – not all are equal!


  18. StewGreen says:

    Little Veteran filmed at 4pm in hospital
    after been duffed up by Dover police at Sunday’s protest

    (I posted it last night, but only just noticed “comment failure” error)


    • theisland says:

      UK Column News covers his arrest here from 36:20.
      They then go on to discuss the ‘mental reframing’ of our police and others via unconscious bias training etc.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Once the woke infection gets into plod it spreads – like a virus ……which face masks don’t stop….


  19. StewGreen says:

    Nigel Farage: : Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have bowed to the woke agenda.
    Tweet link opens into interview


  20. StewGreen says:

    If we had fracking in Bedfordshire
    the nutters would be going nuts about the 3.9 earthquake
    (3.9 is quite strong ..depends on the depth etc
    fracking earth tremors are 10,000 times smaller)

    Tue Sep 08 09:45:27 GMT+01:00 2020
    near 2 km SW of Pitstone, United Kingdom


  21. StewGreen says:

    NHS Testing service boss tweets
    (Sarah-Jane Marsh @BWCHBoss
    Currently Director of Testing, NHS Test and Trace )

    Can I please offer my heartfelt apologies to anyone who cannot get a COVID test at present.
    All of our testing sites HAVE CAPACITY,
    which is why they don’t look overcrowded,
    its our laboratory processing that is the critical PINCH-POINT.
    We are doing all we can to expand quickly.

    We have additional NHS, Lighthouse, University and Partner Labs all DUE TO OPEN-UP IMMINENTLY
    and we are also expanding the use of non-Laboratory based tests.
    The Testing Team work on this 18 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    We recognise the country is depending on us.


  22. tarien says:

    Sure I’m not alone, but really one would have thought the Government would have considered all the implications before uttering the word Lockdown’ it immediately puts panic buying into the minds of Joe public, and also runs the risk of causing further economic pressure all round. Its an unnecessary knee Jerk reaction. If we take care of the very elderly and those most vunerable to the effects of the virus, it is likely as says a Swedish Minister, that the number of serious cases will reduce down to managable levels. No Panic. Fearmongering is ever present from the Media and from the BBC et al-they rely on this matter otherwise they would have little of real interest to inform us of.


  23. StewGreen says:

    Extremist Rebellion arrested protester is a jihadi bride

    “An Extinction Rebellion protestor who was arrested as part of the weekend’s anti-Murdoch protests has been revealed to be a “jihadi bride”
    mum of nine who previously had to deny being a member of ISIS.

    Two years ago it was alleged Natalie Bracht travelled to Syria in 2014 where she married an ISIS fighter from London, later telling the press
    “I have accepted I am a full-time terror suspect without conviction.”
    She is now being convicted for terrorism of a different sort…”

    ” Natalie Bracht only returned to the UK last month after being repatriated from Germany and has already found herself appearing in Luton’s Magistrates’ Court faced with charges of obstruction of the highway.
    Guido can’t imagine what drew the 45-year-old supporter of a medieval, anti-democratic cult to ISIS…”


  24. Doobster78 says:

    You can imagine the high fives, the first pumping, the back slapping in the BBC offices at they managed to uncover yet another completely irrelevant , utterly pointless and obscure Racist angle.


  25. Jeff says:

    It’s not just the BBC that are constantly pandering to the pandemic panic. I’ve just seen old Humpty Dumpty on Sky interviewing some random scientific spokesman. Blimey, what a ray of sunshine…

    The bloke’s whole demeanour was depressing. I felt like slitting my bleedin’ throat just looking at the wretch, but listening to him was even worse.

    “Yes, I think we need to return to more social distancing” he droned. “The figures are increasing…people have been out enjoying themselves…that’s understandable I suppose…” I honestly don’t think this bloke’s ever enjoyed himself in his entire life. “We’ll probably have to go back to where we were a few months ago…” Oh joy!

    He offered no reasoning for his miserable predictions, just a real sense of gloom. You can bet your bottom dollar that this diatribe will be adopted up by Krankie, picked up and weaponised by the BBC and soon bumbling Boris will have bottled it, done his usual U turn and we’ll all be housebound for winter.

    I’m not sure who this miserable advisor he is, or what he actually does.
    But he’d make a bloody good undertaker…


  26. StewGreen says:

    Muzzle police
    “Do as I say, not do as I do”


    • StewGreen says:

      BTW media are picking up on “Asian man ‘pinned down by police’ after visiting Pret A Manger without buying anything”
      ..omissions there
      #1 That title omits major context that it happened inside Waterloo Station a London station, (a high terrorist risk area)
      #2 It’s Tuesday now, all this happened on Friday
      #2 The rule is “if it’s not on video it didn’t happen”
      Mirror’s video shows, he was stopped by police
      but doesn’t prove more dramatic
      #3 His first tweet said “by 20 police officers for *no reason*”
      #4 His later tweets dropped to “15 officers”,
      and “I was to being attacked because I refused to give my personal details which I have every right not to give”


  27. LynetteO says:

    The news on this site is as negative as that of the BBC . The BBC has an agender to fuel discontent and support disruptive activism against the government. Is it not possible to report on innovations and positve news here that the BBC doesn’t report, to counter their agenda? .


    • Fedup2 says:

      Lynette – it’s a war – a war of beliefs and values .
      My preamble mentions that we are winning
      But the timescale is glacial because of the 2027 charter
      Battles must take place to destroy the BBC before then
      Positively – the BBC has appointed a different DG
      There is the prospect of another TV station more Centr right
      And we don’t talk about YOY viewing , listening or licencing figures which must be falling through the floor

      Lastly – if you want more positive news – you put it up when you find it

      We are just doing our tiny bit – this and our brother/sister sites apart of course of refusing to finance the BBC

      I’m no longer an ‘illegal ‘Any more because I don’t watch or listen any more …..
      Like so many …___


      • john in cheshire says:

        Fedup2, you might want to point some people towards this video by Bill Still of the Still Report, after the requisite advert, his comments are as relevant to our country as they are to the US:


    • StewGreen says:

      @LynetteO here you go : Wedding ring found at last moment as metal detectorist* about to give up after 2 hours.
      * Crispian Brigham


  28. Fedup2 says:

    Reports about the Manchester Islamic terrorist attack which killed 22 and maimed 100s has heard that Greater Manchester Plod did not know about the concert ‘at a senior level’ ….and
    It was left to transport plod to ‘keep an eye ‘….

    If this was not so tragic and serious I’d be getting the popcorn out in true disbelief ….. maybe the only thing they care about is their footy …….


    • G says:

      It all points to the confirmation that every white member of the public, male, female and anything in between, is ‘on their own’. Like the States presently, you cannot rely on the police at all. Having said that, you could rely on the police to arrest you if you put a foot wrong for any minor infringement of the law.


  29. StewGreen says:

    Melbourne there are claims that suicide attempts have risen a lot.
    So far anecdotal like a TalkRadio caller said there were 2 on his street yesterday.


  30. Guest Who says:

    Meh, Today will fly in Greta to cover AGW, BLM, world peace, poverty and Brexit.


    • StewGreen says:

      They’ll be 2 XR experts
      #1 expert on Marxism, & Alinsky techniques like entryism Trojan horse trickery
      #2 expert in using the Ocado website


  31. Doublethinker says:

    Johnathon Jones , the government’s senior lawyer and head of the civil service legal department, has resigned , apparently because he is unhappy about the way in which the government intends to interpret the EU withdrawal agreement opposite NI. He was appointed to his post six years ago . I expect he voted Remain and has been trying hard to soften Brexit as much as he could. He must now feel his best course of action is to come out into the open and provide the Remainer media, BBC, Sky, Times et al with his ‘expert opinion’ as to how badly this government is behaving opposite the EU. Stand by for yet another Remainerdom feeding frenzy. You would have thought that as a senior civil servant he ought to keep his council but he won’t.
    The Remainers can howl all they like, the louder the better in fact , but it is unlikely to make much difference. However, I do worry that this could be the precursor to yet another legal challenge , judicial review , referral to the Supreme Court or similar. If the government’s own lawyer , no matter what his motivation is or how spurious his grounds are, openly says he believes that the government is acting unlawfully you can expect someone to try to pull another legal delaying stunt and for the judiciary to welcome the opportunity to jam more spokes in the Brexit wheel.
    Remainers hold many of the levers of power and have already shown us numerous times that they will use them ruthlessly to either get their way or at the very least to stop a full and fair Brexit being achieved. Stand by.


    • taffman says:

      At the same time ‘Tweezer the appeaser’ issues warning over ‘trust’ on Brexit deal.
      Perhaps they will both go to work for the EU?


    • Fedup2 says:

      If he hasnt got a gong yet hes bargaining for one

      You mention ‘ unlawfully ‘ but with an 80 majority he has do what he wants ,.

      And yes /plenty of remainers dreaming of rejoining ..,,, ‘


  32. StewGreen says:

    Black sports star calls for peace whilst acknowledging his white adopted father.


  33. andyjsnape says:

    Lake Travis: Several boats sink at pro-Trump parade in Texas

    The bBC doesn’t sound very sympathetic, but guess these aren’t traveling around the English channel!


  34. digg says:

    BBC lunchtime news ran an interview with a young chappie who was warning that all those people who can’t return to work because basically they don’t want to will be hit hard by the nasty Tory Government when the furlough scheme ends…especially as so many horrible private companies are wilfully shedding staff just because they have no staff at work and therefore no income stream.

    I smelled a rat so I hit the keyboard and decided to do what the BBC euphemistically refer to as Reality-Checking….

    I picked up the name of his organisation displayed in tiny lettering at the bottom of the screen, He was from an outfit called the “Resolution Foundation”. A look at their website reveals that they basically want everyone to have as much cash as they need from the despicable companies they work for including life-long pensions enforced by law.

    The other interesting snippet on their website reveals that they are “generously funded” by yet another outfit called “Unbound Philanthropy”.

    Unbound Philanthropy are described by as….

    “A New York City based left-wing donor affinity group that primarily support left of centre liberal expansionist immigration policies”

    Also on the Unbound Website the quote. “We are a private independent grant making foundation that invests in leaders and organisations in the United States and the United Kingdom working to build a vibrant, welcoming society and just immigration system”


    Influence Watch also states that Unbound Philanthropy has close ties with…. Yes you might have guessed it… George Soros’s Open Society Foundation.

    Not hard to guess how the BBC found this strange chap and why they they decided to give him prime air time..

    The open-doors, globalist brigade are like a many-headed hydra and the BBC are at its beating heart.

    This charade thinly disguised as an Economics “News Item” proves beyond any doubt that the BBC regard themselves as a left-wing globalist political organisation. Time they went!


    • G says:

      I just don’t think this current Labour Government knows what is going on in the real World.


  35. andyjsnape says:

    Want a laugh, only the bBC could do a “report” on this

    Is Italian fashion racist?

    Racists everywhere, well the beeb says there is AGAIN AND AGAIN!

    All lives matter


  36. Fedup2 says:

    As 2020 ends the west midlands plod are no nearer to naming the birmingham stabber murderer – all theyll say is he didnt go stabbing in a ‘ hateful ‘ way and we are all in it together .


  37. StewGreen says:

    The Radio4 schedule is just like the Afghani flag
    Red. Green, Black with a bit of white on the top



  38. Guest Who says:

    Appears she did too, when English was taught.


  39. G says:

    On the 13th August, I sent this to the Home Office:
    “Can you please advise me how Border Force employees are exempt from the UK Criminal Law in particular the law regarding aiding and abetting which they commit daily in their transportation of illegal migrants.”
    Reply that same day:
    “Thank you for contacting the Home Office.
    Your message has been logged.
    We aim to provide a response within 20 working days.”

    I look forward to their reply 14th September at the latest.


  40. Guest Who says:

    XR activities and personnel do find their ways into bbc studios and output a fair old bit.


  41. Fedup2 says:

    Evening standard publishes names and faces of those charged after the print works attack – pity addresses and occupations arnt included …..


    • Dobyns says:

      Fedup, I rather suspect the gears are turning to get that info … which will become public knowledge before too long


  42. Guest Who says:

    Hard to swallow. Summer is over.


  43. Thoughtful says:

    I see that the Mail is reporting that Ofcom have had close to 3000 complaints about the horrible ‘Diversity’ alleged dance routine on Saturday prime time.

    Not sure how these complaints have reached Ofcom as they have to be first rejected by the BBC (which is always an inevitability anyway) but there you are.

    According to the DM Ofcom are considering an investigation. They needn’t bother, I can already tell them the outcome without the need to waste any time.

    The cowardly useless incompetent far Left Tories appointed a politically correct monster to head Ofcom, after the previous PC monster Sharon White resigned. This is a woman who made diversity into a new weapon, a so called ‘diversity champion’, and there is no way on Earth she would ever find a group calling itself ‘diversity’ performing an incident which sparked Marxist BLM protests guilty of anything.

    Even if this lot had dropped their pants on stage and waved their privates around to shocked middle aged TV viewers she would have a hard time condemning it if they claimed it was in support of BLM!

    It’s at a time like this when the Tories far left leader Boris Corbyn is shown up for what he is, a dyed in the wool liberal leftie who should have joined the Socialist Workers party


  44. G.W.F. says:

    BBC apologise to the Government – er sorry , the Muslim Council of GB for reporting that the Arena Muslim terrorist prayed before he participated in terror.

    (Perhaps the BBC could speak out and inform people that in Islam terror can be an act of purification. And it may be prudent to note that an act of prayer may be followed by an act of terror.


    • StewGreen says:

      Miqdaad said the praying claims were vague unsubstantiated.
      To put an unverified, misleading, and frankly irrelevant claim as the headline on the front page of the news website, was wrong.
      Prayer is not an indicator of terrorism, nor relevant to terrorist activity.

      That is BS cos praying at a venue is suspicious.

      But actually like a stopped clock Miqdaad is right about the title.
      The Telegraph reports 4 witnesses raised suspicions A, B, C, D.
      One specifically saw him praying.
      3 people had general suspicion, so the new title is right.
      Had only the 1 person who saw him praying raised suspicion.. then that would be the correct title.

      The parents, known only as Witness A and Witness B, noticed Abedi “sitting on the floor” in the mezzanine area of the Arena with a large rucksack.

      Witness A “thought the man looked out of place”, prompting him to approach Abedi and ask him what he had in his bag.
      “Witness A said ‘it doesn’t look very good, you know, what you see with bombs and such, and you with a rucksack like this in a place like this, what are you doing?’,” Mr Greaney QC told the inquiry.
      Abedi said he was waiting for a friend before asking for the time.

      Witness A reported him to a Showsec security guard, Mohammed Agha, but felt “fobbed off” because he did not seem interested, the court heard.

      In a separate incident, Julie Merchant, a private security employee, pointed out Abedi to a British Transport Police officer 32 minutes before he detonated the device after her colleague (C) saw him praying, with a large backpack by his side.

      (D) a former member of the Armed Forces also raised concern about Abedi’s presence in the foyer, telling security staff: “I am ex-military and he should not be here”.

      The court heard how one of the security guards (E) who was monitoring Abedi following the reports of suspicious behaviour, “froze” as the attacker walked toward the young children and families pouring out of the concert hall.

      “I just froze and didn’t get anything out on the radio. I knew at that point it was too late,” he said in a police statement. Abedi detonated his bomb seconds later.

      In a report for the inquiry, security experts concluded that “there was enough time” to acknowledge Abedi’s threat and contact emergency services to clear the room and divert the crowds in another direction.

      The court was also shown CCTV footage of Abedi carrying out “hostile reconnaissance” of the Arena on two occasions in the days leading up to the attack.


      • G says:

        On that sequence of events, the corollary of the tale is, treat any Middle Eastern looking individual with the utmost suspicion particularly if he/she is carrying a bag or shows a bulge under whatever clothing he/she is wearing. In fact, simply keep a safe distance from any Middle Eastern person. But that’s ‘Racist’ surely? No, it is self-preservation. Protect yourself from these savages who, like an cornered animal, are very likely to turn on you at a seconds notice.


  45. taffman says:

    “A government minister has said a new bill to amend the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU will “break international law”.”

    What happened to “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”?


  46. theisland says:

    I’m with Ben – the only clean way out now is to REPUDIATE the WA.


  47. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news
    Opening item : Asian grandmother in Leeds feels nervous about Leeds Covid spike.
    Looked like box ticking, cos they soon moved on..