364 Responses to Christmas Thread 2020

  1. Deborah says:

    First,

    To Fedup2 and all the others who maintain this site, thank you.

    To Halifax, we worry about you and hope to see you here again soon.

    To all the above plus everybody who contributes to this site, ‘happy Christmas and may 2021 be our return to normality’. Oh and here’s to our freedom from the EU whatever the deal.

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      Good post. And I echo your sentiments. 🙂

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    • StewGreen says:

      Catchup links to recent posts on previous thread
      page 3 started at 4pm Thursday
      ..- So the end of page 2
      also has some comments about the EU deal.

      I’m waiting for Farage’s team to pick through it.

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  2. Northern Voter says:

    Deb, seconded and second I hope.

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  3. StewGreen says:

    Positive news the Guardian and the LibDems have come out against the deal.

    He’s one of thePredictors, so is Peston.

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  4. StewGreen says:

    Two part tweet from Trump
    about media reporting of election fraud
    most we know about
    ..but sometimes crosses the line into fantasy when the presenter speaks of Dominion machines being programmed to send info to China & Russia etc.

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  5. StewGreen says:

    The deal includes GREEN HANDCUFFS
    ..you know the kind that half the EU states like Greece & Italy will be able to slip out of.

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  6. richard D says:

    Today Programme, this morning around 07:30 am…. Beeboid relaying tale from Rache Riley, Ch4 TV ‘personality’, regarding being trolled.

    She claims she’s been called ‘a Nazi’, ‘a liar’, and (horror of horrors) ‘a Tory’…….as if any mainstream media in the UK these days would ever dream of employing someone who doesn’t swing to the left more than just a little…

    Commiserations, of course from, the Beeboid introducing the piece, but no comment on Riley’s obvious political leanings, of course – after all, why would any Beeboid demur from regarding calling someone ‘a Tory’ as anything other than trolling a ‘TV personality’ at its worst.

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  7. Eddy Booth says:

    Is it too late for the Queen to give Boris a participation trophy for his EU ‘deal’ ?

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  8. StewGreen says:

    So about 99.1% of the UK population have not been vaccinated
    after 2 weeks of vaccinations

    and other 0.9% have had half their dose

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      And the bbc still haven’t bothered to ask what % vacine refuseniks are ..

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    • taffman says:

      StewGreen
      Is it cos we don’t like little pricks ?

      On another ‘point’, we hear a lot about the stats of dying “with”, “of” or “linked” with Covid but where are the survival rates after Covid ?

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  9. Philip_2 says:

    This Friday an exclusive: ‘Radio Caroline to broadcast Queen’s Christmas Message on Christmas Day – 56 years after BBC turned us down for being a pirate station. Caroline has had an Ofcom licence since Dec 2017 and this year our request has been approved’…

    https://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/national-news/18964198.radio-caroline-broadcast-queens-christmas-message-first-time/

    Takes me back to my youth when the BBC (then part of the Post Offices) the BBC seemed to spend much if its time trying to close down pirate Radio stations in the North Sea and Channel. North Sea International and Radio Luxembourg were two others flouting the daft UK broadcast license laws of the time. The BBC finally gave in and Radio 1 was introduced (with some reluctance) by hiring some of the pirate DJ’s who went on to become well known names…. of respectability…fame…etc.

    No chance of that with the current crop of BBC juvenile presenter anarchists claiming to be all things they are not. i.e. class warriors (all vanity placements) of zero tolerance and stale in 5 minutes.

    A fitting end to the year.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4524118/Radio-Caroline-FINALLY-legal.html

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      Of today’s Radio 1 DJs, two are white males and the other ten are black or women or both. One white female is very obese in order to tick even more diversity boxes.

      Bias? What bias?

      BBC Radio 1 started in 1967. All DJs then were white males.

      Now, almost 10% of the population is black. How does that equate to today’s BBC Radio 1 line up?

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    • StewGreen says:

      Doh ..Jimmy Savile used to broadcast a show called The Under The Bedclothes club on Radio Luxembourg
      1958-68

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  10. DYKEVISIONS says:

    Boris being Boris with sprouts…great stuff ing!

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      99.7% of those infected with Covid survive.

      Why is this never mentioned?

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    • JohnC says:

      I saw a moment of Laura Keunessberg asking him something yesterday. Really couldn’t be bothered to listen to what she had to say, but she had her face twisted in a permanent scowl and was spitting the words at him like a petulant child.

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  11. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – The BBC still do not understand tariffs and Faisal Islam should be ashamed of himself

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55442982
    A tariff is a tax applied by a Sovereign government (or Trading Bloc in the case of the EU) to an imported product to, ostensibly, protect home market providers. While we were in the EU, we in the UK paid more for certain goods from China; shoes for example. It was an increase in costs for EU member States’ consumers.

    Nothing to do with the paperwork for business.

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  12. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #2 – I can see a collision coming

    If the PM has agreed to a whole lot of EU demands on environmental and Climate Change ‘issues’ and I can think that the PM would readily agree in order to stay sweet with Princess Nut Nuts, this poor old GP is going to have to put up with a lot of stuffy rooms. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55435914

    You cannot have open windows and circulating fresh air in winter without cranking up the heating by several degrees, depending on how the external ambient temperature is of course. Sooner or later there will be a collision of interests and that GP will have to surrender. AGW and Climate Change fanatics will insist on the windows being closed and the heating turned down.

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  13. StewGreen says:

    Cambridge United say they don’t want any of that “DIVERSITY” nonsense
    … they want CONFORMITY
    conformity to BLM nonsense
    otherwise it’s off to the works re-education camp for you
    or even life exclusion .

    As I typed PJW just put up a new article
    ah re-edited actually.
    https://summit.news/2020/12/24/football-club-demands-fans-who-booed-blm-undergo-re-education-courses-before-being-allowed-back/

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  14. StewGreen says:

    Northamptonshire armed robber photofit and £1000 reward
    Peter Tierney ..offence 18th Dec
    https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/robbery-suspect-believed-be-armed-gun-run-corby-public-warned-not-approach-him-3078420

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  15. taffman says:

    A warm message to you all from the small country in the West of these Mysterious Islands that voted to get out of the EU………………..
    Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda 😉 !!!

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  16. SpinningReith says:

    Thanks, and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, to everyone who maintains and contributes to this site – and to my fellow ‘lurkers ‘ who seldom contribute but, like me, value the information to be found here on a daily basis.

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  17. Swelter says:

    A happy Christmas to all on this site . Particularly Fedup2 and the administrators . I pass through on a daily basis and dont comment often as I have improved my life by Cancelling the bBBC and am much better for it. So thanks to all of you who keep a weather eye on the enemy.

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    • Oaknash says:

      I am the same as you Swelter and have also purged that nasty old crack Whore “Aunty” from my life. Thank you to everyone here and especially the administrators. And also those of you who still suffer the BBC so we can comment occasionally .

      We salute you – Have a wonderful Christmas all!

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  18. TheRebelUK says:

    Having been a reader of this site for some time now I have to say that without it I would start to loose hope for our people and country.

    Reading the posts shows that we are not lost yet, we all see what is happening for real rather than rely on propoganda from the BBC.

    We see through its agenda and it’s tactics and I could go on about all the bad things about them but am not going to right now, I just wanted to say how appreciative, am sure we all are for the work Fed does for this amazing community.

    Keep up the good work and everyone have as much a good Christmas as you can under the Draconian, unnecessary, unjust rules that have been imposed on us all.

    One good thing at least Boris has got brexit done, much to the annoyance of the BBC I guess haha ????

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  19. Penny P says:

    Another ‘lurker’ here who would like to add her gratitude to Fedup2 and team for providing a sane and rational outlook on the news. When the site was “off air” last week, I panicked at the thought of living without it! Thanks for all the work. Merry Christmas to all.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Cheers Lurkers, we know you are around,
      cos it’s clear people in medialand have one view of the world
      and that is quite different from most voices I hear if I stand in the market place.

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  20. Scroblene says:

    Years ago, it was traditional to get woken up around 3.30am by squeals from the girls’ rooms!

    Now it’s ‘mercy visits’ for the two of us during the night, and JRT also needs to do something similar…

    So it’s Christmas as usual, and the Complements of the Season to everyone here, with a special thanks to Fed for letting me witter on regardless, in my own bubble!

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  21. Mrs Kitty says:

    As we no longer have anything to do with the BBC other than the website I very rarely post on here but today I would like to wish everyone posters and administrators alike a very merry Christmas and hopefully a much better New Year in 2021. From a snowy South of France Joyeux Noel .
    Hmm double the wishes

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  22. Mrs Kitty says:

    As we no longer have anything to do with the BBC other than the website I very rarely post on here but today I would like to wish everyone posters and administrators alike a very merry Christmas and hopefully a much better New Year in 2021. From a snowy South of France Joyeux Noel .

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    • chancygardner says:

      Like a number of others before me on this thread, I am an avid reader but seldom post these days.

      Nevertheless, I have the utmost respect for those contributors who regularly trudge through the bias and puerile output, presented to us on a daily basis by the big bubble children. I can’t do it anymore!

      Keep up the good work. You are appreciated. Have a great Christmas!!

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  23. Twin_Town says:

    Seasons greetings all

    To coin part of a phrase from a song I once heard: –

    ???? All I want for Christmas is……. for the BBC to close ????

    Take care all ????????

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  24. JohnC says:

    Happy Christmas to all in one of the few places left where people who have the independence of thought to reject Leftie GroupThink can say how it really is without being censored out or bullied.

    There aren’t many left now.

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  25. Darcy3 says:

    Happy Xmas, now we have the bbc remake of Wurzel Gummidge, to warm the cockles of our heart, and, you’ve guessed it, the English countryside has turned black

    A cup of tea and fried chicken, rice and peas please

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9086663/Worzel-Gummidges-Christmas-special-leaves-viewers-floods-tears.html

    CCBGB, for example:

    “Yes quite, a typical array of rustic country-dwellers on display there. Highly plausible characterization. We ‘as livd in dis manna for generationz innit blud? …. Have the makers ever visited the countryside?!? …. By way of amends, perhaps we could move The Archers to Hackney? That wud make senz fam.”

    “So the episode was set in the Carribean then was it? And there was me thinking this was a story from Olde England before the wind rushed in.”

    “The character names John and Susan don’t suit the actors, Should be Tyrone and Tanicha.”

    etc etc

    is nothing sacred from bbc pc box ticking ?

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    • Darcy3 says:

      There are a few things sacred at the bbc, but they most certainly do not include English history, literature, heritage or culture

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  26. Darcy3 says:

    I would like to see a remake of Roots with the Carry on Team only cast, if that were possible

    “Infamy, infamy, the planation master’s got it infamy”

    I feel a screenplay is coming on over the Xmas break, a light hearted take on life in the cotton fields, with the usual Carry On confusion and double entendres

    and Bernard Breslaw in ill fitting stockings and lingerie slotted in somewhere

    hand delivered to the bbc, despite their injunction after the last one with Ray Winstone playing Nelson Mandela

    the bbc remind me of that lot that turned down the Beatles, they don’t know a winner when they see one

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Darcy3 by coincidence ITV3 is showing Carry On films all day.

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      • Darcy3 says:

        Yes, and my preferred cast members for screenplays is diminishing by the year

        I had Sid James down for the Martin Luther King biopic

        “I ‘ad a dream, a bloody awful dream where I was covered in gold like that girl from the James Bond film,

        I went to the doctor but ‘e sez it was just a gilt complex”

        A light hearted look at the US civil rights movement

        With Bernard Breslaw in a nurses uniform, or maybe as the Pope

        That one didn’t even get past bbc security after they saw the first page, philistines

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  27. The WestWyvern says:

    Merry Christmas to one and all on this site.

    Thanks Fed, specifically for keeping it all together and remember on this day of light and celebration that trolls only inhabit the darkness.

    On Brexit, the devil will be in the detail and as Doris the outgoing PM doesn’t do detail we shall have to wait and see… However console yourselves with the fact that ‘Lord’ Adonis was crying into his latte yesterday afternoon, so it can’t all be bad….

    PS has the hypocrite Sturgeon resigned yet?

    She needs to give us all a wonderful Yuletide gift as we all know, like she keeps on insisting, the wearing a mask, Either in public or a private wake isn’t just for Christmas.. ☃

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    • Darcy3 says:

      Our East, they say a dog is not just for Xmas, you can have it cold on Boxing Day too

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      TWW
      ” ‘Lord’ Adonis was crying into his latte”
      I hoped you would announce he had drowned in it”.
      That would have been a happy Christmas.

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  28. pugnazious says:

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    Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone…..and let’s see what else Boris has under the Christmas Tree for the rest of the year….or maybe not as the BBC seems to like all of his ‘presents’ to us…from climate legislation, 3 million Chinese immigrants and never-ending lockdowns…this time next year we’ll still be at the mercy of Hancock’s imperial ambitions.

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    • G says:

      Pug, you racist (LoL)!!! A white snowman? Surely you cannot post that scene and not be harangued and sent packing never to surface again?

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      • JohnC says:

        lol – now that really does make me wonder if one of those idiots has tried to portray an ethnic minority snowman.
        Next we will be told God is a racist for making snow white.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          There’s a clever skit doing the rounds on Whatsapp, where the snowmen says he’s the only white ‘man’ left on the tv ads !

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  29. JohnC says:

    Sorry to drag something up from 3 years ago, but it really is a cracker. I found it in the frenzied article today about the black woman who died of COVID where the word racist is thrown at everything – including the virus. But what really made me weep was this link it contained – Go test yourself so they can call you a racist:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40124781
    BBC at it’s finest : massive misrepresentation of data to infer everything we did that they don’t like (including elect Trump) was simply because whitey is racist and sexist.
    Someone should tell them that black people and women can be racist/sexist too.

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    • G says:

      John, no need for me to take the test. I know what I am. Many thanks to our, “Worlds Most Trusted Broadcaster”, BLM and all the rest for pushing me that way.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Yep but such sciency stuff
      is not proper science but voodoo science
      “The IAT, this research suggests, is a noisy, unreliable measure that correlates far too weakly with any real-world outcomes to be used to predict individuals’ behavior — even the test’s creators have now admitted as such. The history of the test suggests it was released to the public and excitedly publicized long before it had been fully validated”

      Another article calls it “the ducking stool”
      if you don’t drown you are guilty.

      https://www.thecut.com/2017/01/psychologys-racism-measuring-tool-isnt-up-to-the-job.html

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  30. infoquest says:

    06:15 Christmas morning – drop off presents for daughter and grand children – leave them at the gate of their farm (8 miles from here). Not seen them since the summer because they are hiding from the virus. I’ve tried telling them that I’ve lived through 4 pandemics and I didn’t notice the other three; and that pre-pubescent children just don’t catch covid, all to no avail. Guess where they get their news from?
    Meanwhile, ‘Another nail in the coffin!’ BBC warned Christmas schedule could spell end of licence fee – https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1376660/bbc-licence-fee-bbc-christmas-day-schedule-latest-defund-the-bbc
    Merry f-in Christmas and thak you all for being here.

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    • Beltane says:

      Ask them to check Covid survival rates, info. Even 70+ comes out at 94.5% with younger groups closer to 99%.
      Mind you, we must both accept that they won’t believe it without confirmation from the BBC, the BMA and the least ‘SAGE’ assembly in human history but at least you can try.

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  31. G says:

    Well friends, thought I’d mosey over to The Duran yesterday afternoon to see what they made so far of the so-called, “Brexit Deal”

    “Brexit deal or is this a ‘THIN’ deal to prevent a NO-DEAL (Live)”

    Brutally honest commentary, as always and normally very accurate.

    Having watched that throughout, I then decided to scour others, including Nigel Farage. Another World!!!! Basically, luke warm but supportive contrasting to The Duran.

    I ‘ll stick to The Duran’s version for its accuracy and serious doubts.

    A sell out.

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  32. Salty says:

    Long time lurker. Just had to register to thank Fed et al for providing an increasingly vital forum in this dystopian, clown world of ours!

    Merry Christmas to all

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  33. JamesArthur says:

    Like many above I don’t post as often since cancelling BBC tax…letters piling up..
    Thanks to all those who keep site going.

    I listen to radio when driving…best bits last few days..BBC decide to talk to one of the lorry drivers at Manston…and they manage to find a female..what are the odds 🙂

    Yesterday…R4 1pm news…they introduce two professors about Brexit…put question in a negative way…and await agreement…but no..Cambridge Prof didn’t ..he was positive and the presenter literally went..er er er …as he tried to recover..brilliant..but the continued to explain how the UK is now diminished in the eyes of the world…BBC defund needs to build in 2021…
    Happy Christmas everyone..

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  34. Calon lan says:

    Merry Christmas to one and all. Thanks to Fed for keeping things going. This site really keeps me sane through these dark days. It is good to find like minded people, I especially like the random clips, music, links to other sites. Had a bit of a moment last week when I thought all you lovely peeps were gone????

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  35. Old Goat says:

    Merry Christmas, everyone, from all at château Goat – a little light snow, this morning, but hardly sufficient to call it a white Christmas…
    ..may all your masks fall off, and all your lockdowns be short ones.

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  36. Expat John says:

    More lurking than posting from me too these days. Many thanks to all involved in keeping BBBC going, and may 2021 see the eradication of the malignant beast that is the BBC.
    (No snow here, north of Bergerac).

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  37. Beltane says:

    Sitting through ’30 years of HIGNIFY’ merely confirmed how spiteful and conceited Hislop and Merton are, and how shabbily the best and quickest-witted host, Angus Deayton, was treated.

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  38. G says:

    Sorry guys, but, like it or not, life goes on.

    China, China, China, China…………….

    From the country that is now, obviously, controlled nine tenths by China.

    Only a pure Military Tribunal will deal with this coup in the time available.

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  39. StewGreen says:

    The Queen’s script
    “… International Nurses Day
    200 years of Florence Nightingale
    … Mary Seacole (tick box) ”

    “Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
    … represents those ordinary people who put lives of others above their own”

    “If you are alone my thoughts are with you
    .. let the spirit of Christmas guide you”

    7 min video

    ends with NHS choir indoors , maskless, but 2m apart

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Yeah, a diverse message. At least the unknown soldier was not a tranny

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    • StewGreen says:

      “This year, we celebrated International Nurses’ Day, on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. As with other nursing pioneers like Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale shone a lamp of hope across the world.
      “Today, our frontline services still shine that lamp for us – supported by the amazing achievements of modern science – and we owe them a debt of gratitude.”
      https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/queen-s-speech-2020-in-full-b491722.html

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      • JohnC says:

        I suspect she was advised to make such a gesture to ward off the baying twitter mob who will have been analysing everything she said for an excuse to vent their hate.

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    • Dobyns says:

      and the only photo was one of Phil.

      Nothing for the Fresh Prince of BelAir to moan about here

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  40. G.W.F. says:

    Hitler reacts to Britain leaving the EU.

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    • JohnC says:

      Quiet a few parodies on that clip but that is one of the best.

      You can also spend an amusing few minutes trawling the web reading how the Left try to claim that Hitler – leader of the NAZI or ‘National Socialist German Workers’ Party’ – was actually far-right. They actually lost the war because their socialist control of business meant they were far out-produced by the capitalist West.
      After a while though, their desperation wears a bit thin and you get bored.

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      • Teddy Bear says:

        I’m reminded of a poster on my website, Digger, who complained to the BBC after they used the far right definition also for the BNP – who are also lefties.


        Here’s the reply he got from them:

        Dear Mr Digger

        Thanks for your e-mail.

        I understand you have concerns with our presenters and reporters referring to the BNP or similar parties as “far-right” when you feel that this description is inaccurate.

        I can assure you that we carefully consider the terminology before referring to any organisation or person in our news reports.

        The BNP was born out of the National Front – a “national” party, who like many parties purporting to represent the national interests of a particular country, claim themselves to be national socialists. NS is an extremely left wing form of political belief – Hitler’s Nazi party were national socialists, and therefore technically left wing – but so left wing as to appear right wing in their extreme and racist views. The same can apply to the BNP.

        I would like to assure you that I’ve registered your feelings about this matter on our audience log. This is the internal report of audience feedback which we compile daily for all programme makers and commissioning executives within the BBC, and also their senior management. It ensures that your points, and all other comments we receive, are circulated and considered across the BBC.

        Thank you once again for taking the trouble to share your views with us.

        Regards

        Ross Montgomery
        BBC Complaints

        “So left wing they appear on the right”
        You couldn’t make it up – So with that reasoning from now on we should call the BBC ‘Right Wing’

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  41. Eddy Booth says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55145253
    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/FDD2/production/_115787946_griffithsbryanandliz-002.jpg[/img

    ‘Brexit deal is ‘best Christmas present I could have’

    Mr Griffiths, has 900 breeding sheep that are in lamb. .
    About 40% of British lamb is sent to the EU. If there had been no deal, reverting to World Trade Organization (WTO) tariffs would have driven down the price of lamb leaving sheep farmers with potentially large losses.

    “It’s worth tens of thousands of pounds to me.
    I now feel so much more confident that I can produce my lamb knowing I have a good tariff-free market for them.”

    Whats he saying, farmers here would have to bear the cost of eu tariffs when exporting there?
    Or tariffs would signal the eu / uk area protectionism from outside had ended.

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  42. Eddy Booth says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55145253
    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/FDD2/production/_115787946_griffithsbryanandliz-002.jpg[/img

    ‘Brexit deal is ‘best Christmas present I could have’

    Mr Griffiths, has 900 breeding sheep that are in lamb. .
    About 40% of British lamb is sent to the EU. If there had been no deal, reverting to World Trade Organization (WTO) tariffs would have driven down the price of lamb leaving sheep farmers with potentially large losses.

    “It’s worth tens of thousands of pounds to me.
    I now feel so much more confident that I can produce my lamb knowing I have a good tariff-free market for them.”

    Whats he saying, farmers here would have to bear the cost of eu tariffs when exporting there?
    Or tariffs would signal the eu / uk area protectionism from outside had ended.

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  43. Eddy Booth says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55145253
    _115787946_griffithsbryanandliz-002.jpg

    ‘Brexit deal is ‘best Christmas present I could have’

    Mr Griffiths, has 900 breeding sheep that are in lamb. .
    About 40% of British lamb is sent to the EU. If there had been no deal, reverting to World Trade Organization (WTO) tariffs would have driven down the price of lamb leaving sheep farmers with potentially large losses.

    “It’s worth tens of thousands of pounds to me.
    I now feel so much more confident that I can produce my lamb knowing I have a good tariff-free market for them.”

    Whats he saying, farmers here would have to bear the cost of eu tariffs when exporting there?
    Or tariffs would signal the eu / uk area protectionism from outside had ended.

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  44. JohnC says:

    Reminds me of the joke : a man says ‘Fish and Chips three times’ and the staff say ‘I heard you the first time’.

    This is absolutely typical of the BBC though : focus on one case which is absolutely irrelevant in the scheme of things and try to make people think it is the bigger picture.
    With the Left, absolutely everything is about money. They are shallow and greedy people- which of course explains why they are so quick to hate anyone who threatens them. I voted leave in the full knowledge I would probably be financially worse off in the short term.

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  45. Expat John says:

    Dear BBC,
    Please look up “tariffs” again.
    You plainly have failed, on multiple occasions, to grasp the concept.
    Although that’s not unusual…

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  46. Sluff says:

    Happy Christmas.
    Just been watching the BBC 1 Blankety Blank revival.
    A jolly format to be fair, I used to like it.

    But this is BBC 2020 and quotas are in place.
    Contestants, two men, two womwn. One BAME, one disabled.
    Panel. Three men, three women. Two BAME. One open lesbian.

    The BBC’s idea of equality of representation.
    Tick tick tick.

    Yes, even on Christmas Day, the top BBC priority is their leftoid woke agenda and propaganda.

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  47. StewGreen says:

    Alice Roberts Channel4 show on Manchester opened with her stating the population is half a million
    It’s wrong to quote just the population of the borough, when it’s so easy to walk into other boroughs like Salford or Rochdale
    Better say the region if Greater Manchester has a population of 3 million.

    Now the work of Marx and Engels in Manchester : The Communist Party manifesto.
    A headscarved speaker is brought on to say Elizabeth Gaskell took those theories and incorporated them into her novels, so popularising the ideas.

    Part 4 Frederick Douglas escaped slave speaking in Manchester
    1.5 mins
    Then “Manchester’s most famous daughter”
    yes the *terrorist* Emmeline Pankhurst
    though Roberts didn’t even hint at that word
    Instead her prog ended with Roberts ceremoniously laying flowers at the foot of the statue.

    Next expert says “social media oppresses women”
    ..”It’s a disgrace that her statue is the first female statue apart from royalty”

    that a lie cos there are lots of female statues with a religious connection like Mary and the saints.

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  48. StewGreen says:

    “Mistake”
    .. Yes that is how the impartial BBB described Boris’s deal

    “What Boris Johnson’s mistake tells us about our future
    By Faisal Islam, Economics editor, 24 December 2020 ”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55442982

    Faisal says by mistake he means that
    Boris’s “manifest error in declaring there are “no non-tariff barriers” for trade with the EU had business leaders falling off their chairs.

    This is patently not the case. The government has entire websites informing the public and businesses of tens of millions of new customs declarations, export health checks, regulatory checks, rules of origin checks, conformity assessments.

    He quotes for example that electric cars must have maximum 60%-55%-45% non-EU content, not just mostly Chinese components..
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  49. Deborah says:

    I read a couple of weeks ago a joke from someone saying they had a Radio Times from 1978 which could be used Xmas 2020. I realised tonight they were not joking.

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    • Darcy3 says:

      I was looking forward to Rolph Harris in the childens’ hospital and good old Jimmy Savile on Xmas Top of the Pops, where are they ?

      Has Rolph been replaced by a couple from a Rochdale grooming gang yet and let loose in a kids’ hospital for Xmas by the bbc ?

      and another one of them with a gold medallion clutching a couple of 14 year olds on Top of the Pops introducing Slade ?

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