484 Responses to Midweek Thread 25 November 2020

  1. vlad says:

    Those nice, friendly, mostly peaceful demonstrators so beloved of the BBC are now demanding Trump concedes… or else!

    (One of the many lies the BBC have been peddling for months is that the violence is all coming from ‘far-right’ Trump supporters, when all you have to do is go to any number of ‘alt-tech’ channels to see abundant evidence to the contrary. Your day of reckoning is coming, BBC, just you wait.)

    Antifa “Leader” Demands Trump Concede Or They Attack Conservatives


  2. Guest Who says:

    Just heard that Suggs has quit! Madness!

    That said, the photos suggests he has got a bit over easy to see and could be at risk.

    Oh, on matters feeding, Malala is unhappy her old place is not getting as much dosh to whack unbeliev… feed the poor there rather than her new gig.


  3. Guest Who says:

    Shyam liked this.

    No word from Marianna yet.

    Likely at her latest shoot.


    • Guest Who says:

      Spoke too soon…

      She does like herself.

      Like… a lot.


    • StewGreen says:

      So rhat’s 2% of UK population
      So BBC collect money from almost 100% of population
      & 98% DON’T WATCH

      I suggest that’s cos BBCNews #bbcQT rams its Guardian bubbleworld agenda down our throats
      & we are sick of it, so don’t watch


    • JamesArthur says:

      The definition of a viewer is very loose and the fact they responded shows they are under pressure


  4. Fedup2 says:

    Not BBC – but Netflix

    It’s lucky that ‘The Crown ‘ isn’t on terrestrial television because the hatchet job it does on the Royal Family is quite – breathtaking …. it would have been ideal to run over Christmas . Windsor – buck house – sandringham – balmoral – would be privatised by spring ….


  5. Guest Who says:

    Just went to the BBC Politics twitter feed.

    The list of those they select to quote as saying something explains bbc tanking with the public but does not excuse still being paid to churn out one degree of separation propaganda.


  6. s.trubble says:

    It would normally be reasonably expected that a state funded broadcaster would be minded to support its country. And be persuaded to direct Mr. Biden’s comments about “guarded borders on the island of Ireland to the EU for answers.

    It is they who want their single market protected from the occasional cow or sheep wandering into it.

    What does our state organ do………attacks the Government of the day, lays responsibility at its door and throws in a biased view about Brexit.

    Your time is up lads. Do one.


  7. Luckyharry69 says:

    RIP Diego Maradona

    love him or hate him one of the greatest footballers EVER


    • Guest Who says:

      The Meg’s PR folk are going to need FBI safe houses though.

      How dare he!?


      • Guest Who says:

        Speaking of discredited brands, the BBC decides they can’t miss out either…


    • tarien says:

      Considered the best footballer ever-against the likes of the great Stanley Matthews, in my opinion Maradona is not any better than Matthews was, if ever you saw Matthews in action, one of the best with a ball by his feet, unbeatable. I wish those that make such statements as to who is the best ever in whatever sport, should tone it down-that Cassius Clay was not such a good boxer, a showman maybe, but certainly not the greatest boxer ever, many who came before him, could claim such a title.


  8. Fedup2 says:

    I wondered today why we didn’t get Ian blackFord doing his ‘people of Scotland ‘ gig at PMQs – now I’ve seen reports of his bullying of an Englishman ? Who moved to Scotland and posted a picture on Twitter – it seems that mr blackford’s anti English prejudice came out before he had all the facts and has had to do an ‘apology ‘….
    Not much BBC coverage methinks …


  9. Guest Who says:


    Laura was smart enough to skirt around. Not Beff.



    • JimS says:

      Buried away on page 53,

      We will support marginalised communities in the developing world, hosting the UK government’s first ever international LGBT conference.

      We will seek to protect those persecuted for their faith and implement the Truro Review recommendations.

      We will proudly maintain our commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of GNI on development, and do more to help countries receiving aid become self-sufficient.

      Building on this Government’s existing efforts, we will end the preventable deaths of mothers, new-born babies and children by 2030, and lead the way in eradicating Ebola and malaria.

      Lots of headline stuff already dropped without the MSM noticing.


  10. Guest Who says:

    Pondweed rises like mighty redwoods above this twerp.


  11. Guest Who says:

    That smile? That’s the smile of staff paid in excess, no matter what.


  12. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #3 – missing presumed found but not for long
    TWatO Watch #1 – breathless and hyperventilating over Economics

    The BBC’s invisible Economics Editor, Faisal Islam, turned up to work today. He made an appearance on this day of excitement, with Rishi Sunak providing a glimpse at the economic and fiscal State of the State. I’m sure the BBC would have wanted him – Faisal – to be telling us all we are in a state, a desperate one at that.

    Instead there was not too much doom and gloom today from Chancellor Rishi Sunak. Faisal Islam became invisble again and Darsini David, BBC Economics Correspondent was left to hyperventilate and speed-talk for The Montacutie on TWatO. Darsini appears to work far harder than Faisal – the talk rate was impressive – so the BBC could save hundreds of thousands of £s in salary and give free TV Licences to lots of OAPs if they got rid of Faisal and left Darsini to it.

    We were provided with some excitement though. Lucy Powell MP (Lab) was asked to comment on the Chancellor’s speech and it became apparent that she had not either a) listened to it all, or, b) fully understood all of it.


    • tarien says:

      Faisal Islam was most likely hiding in a Mosque with his other co-religionists-flouting the governments advise against numbers of people all in one meeting place and especially with their derriere’s in the air. I profer no excuse as I find I have little share with the Ideology of Islam. Of course the Black Broadcasting Cooperation will profer their total support nonetheless.


  13. Guest Who says:

    They forced out Suzanne Moore, but…


    A discredited brand indeed.


  14. StewGreen says:

    2 Labour MP’s are supposed to be on trial
    – London one for council house fraud *
    – Leicester one for harassment **
    ..is there any news ?

    * Ah “Labour MP Apsana Begum has now been charged and will be appearing in court on the 10th December”

    ** Claudia Webbe plead not guilty , I guess a future court date is coming


  15. vlad says:

    More evidence of election fraud for the BBC NOT to follow up on.

    “CCP underground factories falsified blank American election ballots.”


  16. tarien says:

    Is Covid 19 the real threat it has been out to be? In Europe and in parts of the US, it is clear that the people understand that the lockdowns and mask rules are a bigger threat to them than Covid. Even the police, who welcome any excuse to exercise power, are backing away from enforcing ineffective but intrusive Covid rules-as one Police chief pointed out-there is no point in using the police to fight a pandemic. The only reason that the “pandemic” continues is that Western public health officials are financially tied in one way or another with Big Pharma, and it is suspect that public health officials are using their positions in the interest of these financial connections. Just let us watch how the potential Covid vaccine will be surreptitiously encouraged to the public-aided by the BBC-rejection will not be tolerated.


  17. Rich says:

    As Luckyharry mentioned earlier, Diego Maradona died today.

    bBbcs’ finest Gary Lineker has, naturally, something to say on Twatter.


    What a sad, sad individual Lineker is.


  18. Fedup2 says:

    Not BBC but best quote of the day –

    From the Daily Mail…

    “The Government was rocked by the resignation of Foreign Office minister Baroness Sugg this afternoon as she quit in protest over Rishi Sunak’s decision to slash the UK’s foreign aid budget.”


  19. Fedup2 says:

    That was the point -government ‘rocked ‘ by an unelected nobody anybody has heard of – good riddance – plenty of traitor MPs promising not to vote for the government over the small cut in overseas give aways…


  20. Sluff says:

    It’s selective reporting time at the BBC.

    The BBC are going apoplectic at the proposed public sector pay freeze.

    Please ensure you are sitting before reading on.
    I’ve written many times about the hidden cost of public sector pensions.

    In 2019/20 the employer pension contributions for teachers rose from 16% of salary to 23% of salary.

    So the remuneration went up by 6% by this method alone.
    That doesn’t include the annual inflation increase plus the increments for nearly everyone not on the top of their pay band. For ordinary class teachers that’s about 9%.

    Hands up who got a total package increase of 15% last year?
    Thought not.

    And yet on the BBC we get the pathetic sob stories from public sector workers. In their rock solid safe jobs.
    Meanwhile expect 2.6 million private sector unemployed next year.
    They are the real heroes of coronavirus.


    • Sluff says:

      ……and just in case readers think I am overplaying the chasm between the public and private sector pensions, along comes no less a source than the Guardian to turn the screw a little more.


      ‘UK private pensions set to lose £96bn from switch from RPI inflation measure ……’


    • Up2snuff says:

      Sluff, a public sector pay freeze will make the constant increases in already eye-watering BBC salaries stand out even more. The Montacutie asked three or four times about higher taxes to pay for the country’s Covid profligacy. I got a strong sense of her personal concern.


  21. G.W.F. says:

    Megan Merkel has a miscarriage and writes about it.
    ‘The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she had a miscarriage in July, writing in an article of feeling “an almost unbearable grief”.

    ‘unbearable grief”. But we have been repeatedly told by feminists supporting a radical choice position that a fetus is merely an insignificant bunch of cells.

    But Megan lost a child.


  22. Jack in the Green says:

    The eulogies pour in from the BBC for the colossus that was Maradona. Yes, that (all of the following is of public record) England hating, drug-taking cheat. No wonder he’s an Icon at the home of hypocrisy!


    • Jeff says:

      Jack, everything you say is true, but…
      He’s also the most talented footballer I’ve ever seen.
      And rather more importantly… the poor man has just died.

      Is it possible you might show just a little more sensitivity and decorum?



  23. Sluff says:

    Not BBC but firmly in their Leftmob snowflake territory.

    Listening in on a covid research webinar, I learn the government are planning eleven priority levels for the covid vaccine.

    Ten of them reflect in total a quite small % of the population.
    The eleventh is ‘the rest’.

    Today the chancellor unveiled the dreadful state of the public finances.

    Yet there is not a shred of thought given to vaccinating as a priority those who as a result can contribute most to the economy.

    Yes, the country is going down the tubes but no-one cares when there is virtue-signalling to be gained.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      Vaccinate first the groups most likely to spread it?


      • Sluff says:

        Good plan Eddy but they do not have good data at this stage on whether vaccination prevents onward transmission to others, as distinct from providing protection to the individual.


  24. Eddy Booth says:

    The “economic emergency” caused by Covid-19 has only just begun, according to chancellor Rishi Sunak, as he warned the pandemic would deal lasting damage to growth and jobs.

    No it’s YOUR pathetic response that’s delt the damage.

    ‘Official forecasts now predict the biggest economic decline in 300 years.’

    That’d be the great frost of 1709 aka the mini ice age when the Thames froze over, crops failed..
    And we’ve got ourselves in a similar state from a little flu virus.


    • Sluff says:

      Official forecasts haven’t exactly performed stunningly this year, for example the forecast for 4000 deaths a day about now.


  25. JohnC says:

    Just seen 3 Xmas advertisements and in every one, the lead character is black.
    How come the Left have decided that it’s not racist to overepresent minorities ?. Their screaming about the overrepresenation of whites is why it has happened.
    I’m now certain it has nothing to do with ‘equality’ and everything to do with spite towards your politcial enemies. As is a large percentage of what the BBC do.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Its not just Xmas adverts, its nigh on EVERY commercial, and unless we all write en masse to the Advertising Authority then the 56 million Caucasians who are the majority will just have to lump it ! Since the big migration from the colonies 70 years ago, we have experienced mixed relationships/marriages resulting in second and third generation mixed race offspring. This will continue until 5th /6th generation and beyond will eventually overtake the rest of us. Its not rocket science, but its clearly a taboo subject to dwell on.


  26. Dover Sentry says:

    If there was to be a General Election in a few months time, the Government response to the pandemic-panic would have been far more sensible.

    Save the Economy, not the NHS.

    No Economy = No NHS.


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      I wonder if the government and the NS&I would have dared cut the rate on their Income Bonds from around 1.15% down to 0.01% if there had been an election in the offing. In concrete terms, this means that a holding of £1,000, which would have given you a measly £10 per annum before the cuts, will now give you an insulting 10p.

      This sort of robbery is of course nothing new, as we’ve been seeing it done to savers for well over a decade now. Even the total payout on the popular Premium Bonds fund is down from 1.4% to 1% (so about 71.5% of what it was, starting around now). How long before even that 1% is cut further, “because of Covid and the economy … …”?

      The Election of December 2019 now seems an eternity ago.


  27. StewGreen says:

    Fishmongers Hall : I am looking at my notes for the attack
    Apparently even though it was an event in London near parliament
    security was so lax , that there wasn’t even a bag check on the door.
    That’s negligent
    especially since it featured dangerous people.


  28. StewGreen says:

    Times letter

    Sir, Ellie Harrison, the Countryfile presenter, is right about rural racism but perhaps not in the way she perceives it.
    There are very few truly rural people in this country, and our farms and way of life are presented in a sanitised way, as in Countryfile; our country pursuits are vilified or made illegal (foxhunting), and we are called “country bumpkins”.
    It is surely time the culture of our indigenous population was respected.
    Gay James in Alford, Lincs


  29. StewGreen says:

    Times about British Universities playing for Chinese cash
    ..basically says Trump judged China correctly


  30. Darcy3 says:

    Woke morons at it again:

    “McDonald’s is accused of ‘cultural appropriation at its finest’ over its new Jerk Chicken Sandwich”



    • JohnC says:

      And yet they are quite comfortable with a black Anne Boleyn. The Guardian even calls it a triumph for diversity.
      Blatant, shameless hypocrisy and shallow, weak individuals who feel safe in ‘groupthink’.


      • G says:

        This is all a ‘warm up’ for what’s to come. If Biden sits in the White House, we can then expect wokism to a new high in the UK. Because the UK is next on the Marxists list. No signs of any angry stirring in the bushes concealing the sheeple………


        • Oaknash says:

          G – it is becoming so bizarre – with all the woke BS, life now seems to imitate a badly written Monty Python sketch and as you say the sheepees barely bleat.
          Handel must have written one of his famous pieces for just these times

          All We Like Sheep


    • Sluff says:

      I’ve culturally appropriated Pizza, Curry, Cheddar Cheese, Boeuf Bourgignon and Yorkshire Pudding in the last week. And Mrs S is planning Bobotie for next week.

      Should I hand myself in to the Police for hate crime, or would the EHRC or BLM be good enough?


    • Van Helsing says:


      When will the woke brigade start to tackle the cultural appropriation of European food by Asian-owned fast food shops? Or will they claim that pizzas, fish and chips, and hamburgers all originated in Asia?

      Answers on a stamped addressed Joe Biden to the usual address.


  31. StewGreen says:

    BRIEF ENCOUNTER (David Lean, 1945)
    Thursday @BBCFour
    at 20.30 to mark its 75th anniversary https://bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00041p7


  32. StewGreen says:

    9pm BBC4 Pilgrims : Behind The Myth
    It’s a repeat and its main aim was to say nasty White men didn’t respect the Indian tribes enough.
    Although billed a myth busting, it told a story that takes 3 hours but only had 1
    So had Willam Bradford’s childhood in Scrooby
    and the next moment they were all off to Holland
    .. they cut out Immingham and Boston altogether
    then some mins on Holland
    then when it came to Plymouth they didn’t really cover the problems with the original ship.
    etc. etc.


  33. Dover Sentry says:

    The BBC reports on itself via a new Ofcom report:

    “Over-55s growing less satisfied with the BBC, Ofcom says” (applies to all ages, in fact).

    “The BBC said it welcomed Ofcom’s report and its assertion that “audiences value the BBC particularly for distinctive, high-quality, creative programmes, educational content and trusted and accurate news”.” (I’m fast filling up the sick-bag).

    “The corporation’s statement added: “We’re committed to delivering great value and meeting the challenges of a fast-changing media landscape.” (BBC bilge and guff).

    “…… before means testing of the TV licence for over-75s began in August.” (Means testing? What an obtuse piece of BS).



  34. StewGreen says:

    The Fullfact segment on TalkRadio
    The thing about journos and fact checkers is that they don’t analyse 100% of someone’s data , they look at 10% to get a gotcha

    The DSHC got burnt on Sunday for laying into the Daily Mail, but then later deleting their own tweet

    FullFact pointed out the DM had got data from a maverick called
    Yet FullFact has a gotcha againt @Jon_statistics
    cos he was being a bit of a showman
    and saying official graphs don’t adjust for growing population.
    And he produced a graph which pleased Covid-skeptics cos it showed mostly this years excess deaths are within normal range.
    But the thing was he’d made an enormous adjustment for population growth of 5% in a year.
    He then handled that badly by blocking people who asked about it.
    Then when time went by he produced new graphs and deleted the first flawed one.
    The FullFact guy basically used that to denounce all @Jon_statistics graphs and all Daily Mail graphs
    .. Now that’s wrong cos although @Jon_statistics idea of drawing a line of the last 5 years minimum and maximum weekly deaths over the last 5 years is not perfect, it does show something .

    BTW when the first wave & lockdown effects caused a big blip in excess deaths , that was always going to be followed by lower deaths at some point , cos people can’t die twice.
    However we’ve not caught up yet cos still new batches of 84 year olds are dying a few months earlier.
    Sometime we should catch up with all those excess deaths in the first wave & get many weeks with 1,000 death/week lower than average.
    We are not there yet.

    Black 2020
    Red 5 year maximums
    Blue 5 year minimums
    Yellow 2020 moving avg, whatever that means



  35. Sluff says:

    BBC still featuring whingeing public sector workers who may get a pay freeze. Pass the hankies.

    On second thoughts, pass the Bank of England’s household debt database.


    At a macro level we’ve paid down personal debt at record rates because we have had huge piles of cash sloshing around and nothing to spend it on.

    Not mentioned by the BBC. Or the public sector unions.


  36. Sluff says:

    It’s multiple choice time.
    Which has the biggest financial deficit.

    a. The national annual deficit announced by Rishi Sunak today during the year of coronavirus


    b. The unfunded NHS pension scheme liability

    It’s not a. And it’s not even close.

    But it is eyewateringly unbelievable.
    And never referenced by the BBC.

    Click to access NHS%20Pension%20Scheme%202017-18%20Accounts%20-%20web%20enabled.pdf


  37. Sluff says:

    Multiple choice question 2.

    Which has the biggest financial deficit?

    a. The national annual deficit announced by Rishi Sunak today during the year of coronavirus


    b. The unfunded Teachers Pension scheme liability?

    Click to access Teachers__pension_scheme_annual_accounts_2018_to_2019__print_version_.pdf

    Answer. At £360 bn it’s too close to call.
    They’re about the same.
    Also never referenced by the BBC.


  38. Philip_2 says:

    In case anyone had any doubt. Things are not normal, and they won’t be normal after the pandemic either. There will be another pandemic after this, and our compliance is being tested. So far its gone too plan.

    What that plan is… and by who, is in debate.

    Maybe its this one…

    On the evidence of a pathologist that its mass hysteria by the mass (BBC) and co) media productions – that claims Apocalypse is the fault of some-people/too-many-conservatives/mass production/global-warming/cars/food-production/conservationists/capitalists/families/Churchill/statues/white-people-of-colour/farm-animals/Daily-Mail-readers… yes the left hate us all with a Virus.

    They do have a Virus? Right?

    Or is it?


    Finally, in case your still unconvinced. This gal seems to know what they are up to. A new World Order of *rap politicians who can fix elections (with enough money) and Save the Planet.

    Biden is the man. To be replaced by another in very short notice to Save the Planet. Its best summed up from ‘Lockdown Sceptics’ comic video. I would laugh if it was not so serious, that it just might just be true.


    Because everything is a prediction of the BBC, which in itself is abnormal and deranged (which they claim is truth) which cannot be questioned (like support for Biden) against all the odds and despite BREXIT.

    A global reset. A virus to control the population. Blame it on China or the Russians? I think it was totally home made in the US or UK. The cure will be to end of democracy, give up ever owning a house and car ownership, be totally state driven, praise the NHS (or the Co-op), free ‘meds’ for life. Short life and then die of NHS indifference from all other non Covid causes. And that means everything else non-covid. Everything to fall apart for two years. Fianancial collapse (no problem just ask for aid from the new World Order), they can just make money from C02.

    Its a new industry.

    All based on mass hysteria.

    Drastic population control. Save the Planet. Save the Globalists. UN Agenda 21. I was wondering when it would kick in. The cure is Biden (of course) and all elections will at some point stop. Why bother with democracy when its so easy to cheat?

    Lie to the public enough times, and it becomes true.
    (BBC endorsed byline).


  39. StewGreen says:

    @Taffman so the Welsh lockdown system has worked
    and no Covid there now ?


    • taffman says:

      The Welsh Assembly ‘firebreak’ did not work .
      The Welsh Assembly did not work. Abolish the white elephant.
      Most taffmen don’t want it. Hence the majority for Brexit in 2016 against the Assembly’s advice.


      • Oaknash says:

        Taffy what we really need is a “bullshit break”
        I think it may be a very long wait.


        • taffman says:

          We need more than that . We need a male bovine excrement break from Covid, Al Beeb and all our so called governments . The only salvation is The Reform Party . Join up now and support them.


  40. StewGreen says:

    Possible Green-outs on the grid imminent


  41. taffman says:

    “Spending review: Backlash over Rishi Sunak’s overseas aid cut”
    At the same time we get………….
    \\Rishi Sunak warns ‘economic emergency has only just begun’//
    Perhaps Cameron ,Blair and. Co will fork out from their own pockets instead of bleating about it?


  42. brexiteerkent says:

    Not the BBC but Google. Getting sick of this .. (On search homepage). .. I don’t care who London’s first black fireman was. ( note he didn’t arrive until after 1950).

    I just want to search for something without in your face wokeness.

    I just want to watch television without in your face wokeness.


  43. Darcy3 says:

    I hear Maradonna has died, I never much cared for her songs, but for Lineker to accuse her of cheating at football is a step too far I think.

    You can’t be good at everything, I suspect her cricket skills were not up to scratch either but you dont hear Ian Botham moaning.

    I’d like to see how Lineker gets on with “Papa Don’t Preach” on a karaoke night.


    • Scroblene says:

      Darcy, did I tell you that in front of me is a football programme from 1965, when Luton Town played Reading?

      Gibson was playing at half-back, but later went on to play centre in Rugby Union, where he played for Ireland until he was nearly seventy-three! He also developed the iconic guitar often used by Jimmy Page, possibly during half-time against England in 1968!

      Jardine was also playing at full back, and this must have been after his unpleasant involvement with the Bodyline series!

      You can see that Scrobs knows quite a lot about sport, but as an expert Eton Fives player, I also learned a great deal from football players who use their hands!

      Didn’t Maliddonna do a single called ‘Like a vongole’?


      • Darcy3 says:

        Ah yes, Jimmy Page’s 1959 Gibson Le Paul, they sell for up to £500,000 and more now I am just checking black Friday deals see if there is a bargain one around, I live in hope

        “If you know a little bit about fancy guitars or about Joe Bonamassa, you probably already know that the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard is the most coveted guitar on the marketplace. As an article by Gibson points out, however, this guitar didn’t gain its tremendous value over night. When they were first released, the asking price for a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard was under $300. That included a guitar case. And probably some picks. An incredible value, to be sure.

        Today, the guitars are just a little bit pricier. According to Guitar Player magazine, while a 1957 Gibson Les Paul, similar in specs to the ’59, will sell for something in the ballpark of $100,000, the ’59 will go for a half million dollars and have even gone significantly higher. This just goes to show how highly prized these guitars are. And while models from 1958 and 1960 are also highly prized, they have not achieved the peak luster that the 1959 model has. And these models are pretty rare. According to Tony Bacon’s book 50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul: Half a Century of the Greatest Electric Guitars, only about 650 of the guitars were produced.”

        BTW Les Paul also invented multi track recording


        • Scroblene says:

          This one is worth a bit more than that one, Darcy…



          • Darcy3 says:

            Nice, beyond me so well done ! I don’t have the patience or ability, but just got a nice strat couple of weeks ago


            • Scroblene says:

              Thanks Darcy, it was a labour of love really…

              Have you seen this?


              • Darcy3 says:

                Funny was talking about this just this morning in a meeting to a colleague who has a small vox amp !!!

                I recommended he checked out Brian May’s set up !!!

                Just sold my tube amp too loud for house and too heavy for me now, gone with the Roland blues cube artist instead

                One would be hard pressed to tell the difference even at low volumes and does not give the cat a nervous breakdown


        • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

          A good friend of mine has a 1970 Gibson Black Beauty which was purchased from Ian Stewart (Rolling Stone).


          • Darcy3 says:

            Ian Stewart, the one that the Stones kept side stage because they did not think he looked good enough.

            Ironic considering Keef has a face like a witch doctor’s rattle and Jagger is not exactly the face that launched a thousand ships, more like someone set fire to his face and put it out with a shovel.

            Saw Stewart at Dingwalls playing with the Blues Band with Paul Jones singing, great night.

            Missed the last train home and had to spend the night at Kings Cross Station, not for the faint hearted in the 70s.

            Tramps, beggars and ladies of the night wandering around and loads of Kiss fans also stranded from a Wembley gig it was hard to tell the difference between them all actually.


  44. Guest Who says:

    As we speak, the Graun radio guys at W1A are working on getting an image of Barry’s book to pop up on your transistor…


  45. Guest Who says:

    Time for Timmeh! and Franny to get BBC Press Office to commission one of those famous BBC polls for Knob and BS to use the BBC’s massive, force-funded dominance to push as fact, sources say.

    Marianna could check it.

    She’s 24, I have learned.


    • Darcy3 says:

      That Marianna, she’s just digging herself a trench


      • Guest Who says:

        Certainly has moved from fact checking, even the bbc variety.

        Now out and out propaganda using every dodgy bbc editorial integrity trick in the book.


    • StewGreen says:

      “Trusted source” is a fallacy, cos each msg depends on its own evidence, not who the messenger is.
      Ofcom survey’s are rubbish anyway. How can Sky be rated impartial by 69% ?

      Ofcom warned the relationship between the BBC and its audiences could be “jeopardised” if impartiality concerns are prolonged.
      It welcomed director general Tim Davie’s move to “double down on impartiality” as “likely to help improve perceptions”.

      Davie recently issued a set of stringent social media guidelines that will stop BBC journalists from expressing personal opinions on political matters or “controversial subjects”, while they will also be given special impartiality training.
      Ofcom also used the report to chastise the BBC for a lack of transparency around its local and regional news cuts.

      The article is paywalled but I have quoted most of it


  46. taffman says:

    Al Beeb
    “Coronavirus: How much will it cost the UK and how will we pay? “
    Didn’t Boris say ther would be no more lockdowns. Didn’t he say he would get Brexit done?

    Lockdown has been re branded as “tiers” . It will end in tears unless Tory MPs do something about this dictatorship.


  47. Guest Who says:

    Seems busy… elsewhere.


  48. digg says:

    Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds just claiming on BBC news that Public Sector workers should get big pay rises so that they can spend more and thus support other industries and therefore private sector jobs.

    Labour really do believe there is a money tree don’t they?

    Follow this argument through and you might argue that Public Sector workers should have their pay doubled or even trebled and the result would be that everyone else would be rolling in it!


    • Sluff says:

      As I mentioned elsewhere discretionary spending this year has gone on the biggest repayment of household debt (credit cards, bank loans) in history.

      And all this hullaballoo is so synthetic. pparently folk earning under £24k will get a rise, and very many are on pay scales with guaranteed increments. So the proportion on a pay freeze is small and those affected are either high earners or at the top of the scale.

      My problem is that the government are now so snowflake-affected they do not have the b**** to spell it out.


  49. andyjsnape says:

    Marcus Rashford: Special BBC award at Sports Personality show for Man Utd forward


    “reports” the bBC

    it seems very keen, a pattern emerging, maybe a Knighthood next


    • Guest Who says:

      According to quotes in the Moaning Emole, he was “incredibly beautiful”. Oooook.

      Still, tributes are being ‘led’ by Marcus, apparently.


      • Darcy3 says:

        What is the award called ?

        May I suggest the Linford Christie Special Lunchbox Award ?

        This year awarded to Marcus “Tupperware” Rashford


  50. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “Coronavirus and gender: More chores for women set back gains in equality”
    By Sandrine Lungumbu and Amelia Butterly
    BBC 100 Women.

    “Everything we worked for, that has taken 25 years, could be lost in a year,” says UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia.

    “The care burden poses a “real risk of reverting to 1950s gender stereotypes”, Ms Bhatia says.”


    Front page news by our Woke BBC. Some people pay for this!


    • Guest Who says:

      Yup. Full mole platform treatment too.


      Covid ‘could set back equality 25 years’

      Since the start of the pandemic, concerns have grown that women are shouldering an increasing burden of domestic chores and family care. Now data from UN Women suggests 25 years of increasing gender equality could be wiped out in the space of 12 months. Additional demands such as home-schooling and caring for vulnerable relatives mean a “real risk of reverting to 1950s gender stereotypes”, BBC 100 Women hears, with women missing out on work and education, and suffering ill-health. Before coronavirus, it was estimated women around the world did three hours of unpaid work for every one done by men. Now that figure is higher. To demonstrate the impact for us, three women kept a diary of a typical day.


      With added #couldfiles with ‘suggests’, etc… the BBC’s Wimmin… are ‘hearing’. Typically.


      • Van Helsing says:

        Three women kept a diary. Three cherrypicked women, one presumes.

        And how many men were asked to keep a diary? None – in the interests of fairness and equality, of course.

        But, hey, this sort of contrived nonsense is far more important than trivial issues such as the appalling level of male suicides. After all, they’re only men…


      • Darcy3 says:

        I believe in proper equaility so, for a start:

        let us bring back the original fitness tests for the fire brigade
        (which were lowered to get more wimmin to pass)

        Stop putting men’s sections in clothing stores on upper floors, especially where there are no escalators

        Stop calling wimmin bullies “feisty” they are simply aggressive bullies