Start the Week 28 December 2020

Can you feel the fresh wave of Grief the BBC is feeling as it comes to terms with really leaving the EU in 4 days time ? Will it experience acceptance ? Or set up a ‘rejoin unit ‘ to pump out more anti British Propaganda and telling taxpayers what they are ‘missing ‘in their perfect EU? Meanwhile an extra 12 million people have signed up to pay TV in the last year …..

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327 Responses to Start the Week 28 December 2020

  1. Charlie Farley says:

    Dear Members ,
    Seasons Greetings to all and May ( no not Theresa ) the Brexit deal be better than it looks at the moment ,
    Just filled out a BBC Questionnaire on their performance this last year…….oh joy that’s cheered me up …..probably delete my answers….. only just managed not to swear !
    Thanks to Fedup2 and all helpers who make this site possible

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  2. StewGreen says:

    Prosecutor thrown off McCloskey case (couple with guns against BLM mob) for extreme bias.

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  3. Guest Who says:

    BS and Lewis liked this.

    And much else explained, perhaps unintentionally.

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      I caught a little of Gove being shouted at, bullied, talked down and generally belittled by Mason on the wireless this morning. Apparently discussing the possible schools closures the Beeb are shrilling for.
      All Mason was doing was trying for the ‘gotcha’ it really was pathetic from the prick.

      Anyone else would have punched the creature and have done with, not Gove he tried to wade on through giving the standard politicians nonsense and none answers.

      Why oh why don’t the useless spineless ineffectual tories hold these beeboid tossers to account?

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    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Many years ago, back when I was a Research Assistant in a British Uni – a short stint that convinced me I wasn’t cut out for an academic career, I supervised a number of Erasmus students.

      As I remember it, all of my EU students were genuinely nice kids, and all what most people would consider ‘posh’, as were most of my British contemporaries, I was the odd one out there, having gone to the local comp, rather than a fee paying school.

      My impression is that only well heeled families can generally afford to send their children to university in most (all?) of Europe.

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  4. The WestWyvern says:

    Top story/most read on the AntiBBC webshite?

    Heavy snow in the midlands.

    But at recently as last week they told us it could, would, maybe, never snow again.

    Oh the irony must be utterly lost on the idiots.

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  5. Doobster78 says:

    So, as we approach Brexit end game , as per the BBC , I should now ……….

    Be sitting in my house , which will have been devalued by 50%

    Have no food in the cupboards due to severe food shortages

    Be sat in the underground bunker as World war 3 plays out

    Be claiming benefit as all jobs in the UK have moved abroad

    Looking at the FTSE index and seeing it around 2500, not 6500

    The pound being worthless

    Not able to travel in Europe as no planes will be allowed from the UK

    Should be terrorism every day as we can’t share European criminal intelligence

    But , alas, as we all knew, NONE of the above has happened, yet the BBC still insist on peddling fear , insist on talking down the UK and still insist Brexit is the end of the world.

    Good old BBC , wrong about EVERYTHING !!!!!!!!!!!

    Imagine being brainwashed by the absolute shower of shite !!!!

    DISGUSTING

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      Don’t worry Doobs, no one is paying any attention to them or watching it. They apparently won the Xmas tv rating war with about 10million tuning for one of their broadcasts, from a population nearing 70million.

      As for their Covid doom mongering, that’s ignored also. My neighbour has just arrived back to our Tier3 area having spent the festive period in a tier2 area with his lady friend, who was in her car close behind. Happy days!

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    • Seppers says:

      They are implying the new variant is somehow ‘English’ now, in a way they would not say about the original virus in relation to China.
      Anything to make us seem bad, it seems to me.

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  6. StewGreen says:

    Mr WGAP on Sarpong

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  7. taffman says:

    They did say we would not win the Brexit vote and we would never see snow again.

    Well today we get this from Al Beeb ……………. “The Met Office warning is in place until 18:00 on Monday for all of Wales except Pembrokeshire and Anglesey.”

    They also said we would not get workers from the EU as they would all leave after Brexit, but we get this headline ………… “EU care worker: Swapping Spain for Cornwall”

    It would appear that Al Beeb are getting things all wrong ?

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  8. digg says:

    It’s that time of year when a lot of folk make lists of things they would like to give up for 2021 so here’s my top 10 – In no particular order…

    Harry and Meghan
    Robert Peston
    Chris Mason
    Laura Keunssberg
    The Green Party
    XR
    BLM
    Nicola Sturgeon
    David Attenborough
    Chris Packam

    I thank them one and all for helping to make 2020 so bloody miserable!

    I could quite easily double or treble this but will save some for 2022 so as not to be greedy.

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  9. Guest Who says:

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  10. Guest Who says:

    I sense a BBC unsubtle campaign in the Farce.

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    • Guest Who says:

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Dear Amol, all I know is that you are paid far more than you are worth.

      The man is the personification of smugness.

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      • Sluff says:

        …..and as we know from his University Challenge appearance this week, he actually knows f*** all about the world in general.

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  11. Guest Who says:

    Wheels within wheels.

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  12. StewGreen says:

    8pm BBC4 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2020
    “three lectures from three specialists about the problems facing our planet
    In tonight’s opener geologist Professor Chris Jackson tells the story of Earth’s natural climate changes,
    with the planet shifting from a sweltering sauna to an ice-covered snowball over huge time spans”

    “humans are now tipping the balance for the first time and the consequences could be *lethal* !”

    Tomorrow it’s the turn of oceanographer Dr Helen Czerski
    with environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine delivering her lecture on Wednesday.

    ================

    ITV News “Torvill and Dean’s Bolero
    to highlight Climate Change”

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    • StewGreen says:

      Entire text of ITV “news” story
      which of course just a promo for an ITV show
      Torvill and Dean’s quest to find nature’s glacial beauty spots shows them the effect of climate change
      After 45 years dancing on ice rinks, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have fulfilled a life-long dream – by skating together in the great outdoors.
      Surprisingly, the Olympic gold medallists have only ever been confined to artificial rinks.
      But as part of a documentary ‘Dancing on Thin Ice with Torvill & Dean’, the duo were able to skate out in the beautiful surroundings of Alaska – where they learned first-hand the effects of climate change is having on areas of natural beauty.
      As the world warms up, wild glaciers are melting away.
      Torvill said: “I’ve always dreamed of being out in nature, skating outside and this was the most perfect opportunity to achieve that, whilst also seeing the reality of climate change with our own eyes.”

      Dean added: “To discover how quickly the ice is disappearing is truly devastating. We hope it will be a reminder not to take our precious planet for granted.”
      Dancing on Thin Ice is on ITV at 9pm on January 1.

      CCBGB big time

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      • StewGreen says:

        Cos when you are at an Alaskan Glacier
        no one can prove it has to have been warmer years ago cos their is a forest underneath it
        tweet

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        • Scroblene says:

          The only interesting thing about T and D, is that Dudley Moore got a damn good s**g out of the music!

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  13. Guest Who says:

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    • Seppers says:

      I believe there is a dangerous virus- and try to stick to the rules to avoid spreading or catching it. So I therefore accept the lockdown etc as a necessary evil.
      But at the same time I find the bbc’s seeming enjoyment of the cancelled traditions and festivities alarming.
      Why not just say it will have to be low-key/within the rules this year for obvious reasons, and leave it there?

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  15. Guest Who says:

    John Sweeney liked this.

    Which is funny.

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    • StewGreen says:

      BBC presenter adds his opinion

      commenter adds a meme

      EqUgqxNWMAECCco?format=png&name=small

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    • JohnC says:

      Someone should tell that d1ckhead how the BBC is now the least trusted TV news outlet of all. The arrogance of dismissing any and all claims as unfounded even though he can’t possibly know what they are is breathtaking.
      And ‘The Independent’ name is meant to subconsciously imply it has no bias or agenda which it absolutely does.
      The Left disgust me because they misrepresent the truth so easily – but in their sanctamonious little world they think it is OK because they are not actually lying. It’s even worse : it’s cynical and unethical deceit upon trusting, naive people who don’t know any better.
      I dread the day where the world is run by people like this. ‘Brave New World’ doesn’t even come close.

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  16. Guest Who says:

    #thread

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    • StewGreen says:

      That thread features
      – The founder of XRscientists saying the tweet is wrong
      – The normal bunch of activist scientists
      – Richard Betts the Met Office extreme situations forecaster ..still an activist but lower key
      – The people involved in the programme

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  17. Darcy3 says:

    ‘TAUGHT HER A LESSON’ Black teen defends getting classmate kicked out of college by sharing video of her using racial slur when she was 15

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13586676/black-teen-defends-classmate-kicked-out-college-racial-slur/

    The N word, in a 3 second clip for which she has repeatedly apologised, not good enough

    and yet, an artist the bbc call “a legend” (DMX) and features an appreciation mix :

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03k4hzk

    ““I got blood on my hands, and there’s no remorse/I got blood on my d**k cuz I f**ked your corpse/I’m a nasty n***a.”

    and, further delights :

    “”Man, if we was up north, n****s would have been fucked you/But then we in the streets, n****s should haven been stuck you/Plucked you like a chicken wit’ your head cut off/They’ll find you wit’ your back open and your legs cut off/And as for your man, don’t you ever in your mothaf***in’ life/Know when I gotta gun come at me wit’ a knife, a’ight?/And forgetting you ever saw me is the best thing to do/Don’t give a f**k about your family, they’ll be resting with you”

    Music has charms, does it not

    and what complete and utter black hypocrisy

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    • StewGreen says:

      The Sun story is new
      but come from Virginia US
      and the US does tend to be a bit a wacky.

      Fake accounts are being created pretending to be her to cash in on donations.

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  18. pugnazious says:

    ‘Climate change: Snowy UK winters could become thing of the past’

    LOL

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  19. Guest Who says:

    The struggle is real.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The hardships kidults suffer now are horrifying – perhaps we could ‘crowd fund ‘ it to buy the box set – of whatever it is he she is watching ….ideal BBc website fodder —— “have you been affected by forced watching TV series ?” ‘Should it be banned ?” ‘Labour MP wants law changed “….

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  20. Nibor says:

    I hope you all had a merry Christmas and I wish well for the New Year .

    Listened to the BBC talk about the Erasmus programme and interview Ken (lord ) Baker who had an interest in it .
    We are going to be out of it but the government is SPENDING a hundred million on the Turing project to do roughly the same thing , which is of no great benefit to us all .

    The BBC is worried (?) that poor people might not get to experience and live in foreign countries.

    Well here’s an idea Beeboids where working class people can get to experience all the EU countries :
    International haulage .

    By getting that market back , working class lads of all ethnicities can see the countries of the EU in their raw non touristy way .

    No need to throw £100million at this . Just a fair market , which we never had before . In fact we will have more than £100 million put into the nation’s coffers. And employ people , drivers , fitters , salesman, accountants, lawyers , tyre firms , trailer manufacturers etc etc .

    What’s not to like ?
    Well ,, they could get to see how the EU , the senior civil servants and sundry traitors short change the great British public at every opportunity.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I wonder if – in about 15 years time – there will be a global surplus of virologists ? – mind you – we might be on our 4th pandemic by then – and the furlough will have been running 16 years … happy days ….

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  21. Northern Voter says:

    Not the Bloated Biased Crowd, but a local paper, the Hull Daily Mail, vote for your favourite Hullensian politician. They give a list of 9 local politicians past and present. Hullensian refers to a person born in Hull, same as a Mancunian is born in Manchester. So the list contains the following, John Prescott not a Hullensian, Alan Johnson not a Hullensian, Diane Johnson not a Hullensian but a fixture on Look North and an Steve Wilson ex Mayor famous for being the first Hull Lord Mayor to be in a single sex marriage.To quote Richard Littlejohn, you couldn’t make it up.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Greatest Hullensian of All Time : category – Politics
      Yes Wilberforce doesn’t stand a chance against Diana Johnson
      https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/greatest-hullensian-all-time-vote-4833656

      Thomas Ferens (donated all the land for university)
      Councillor Steve Wilson (Labour, lord mayor)
      Sir John Hall ( 12th Prime Minister of NZ, gave women the right to vote, first country in the world )
      Mary Hatfield (first female city councillor 1919)
      Alan Johnson (Labour)
      Dame Diana Johnson MP (Labour, lives in the cupboard of the BBC studio)
      Andrew Marvell (17thC MP )
      John Prescott (Labour, punched someone)
      William Wilberforce (ended slavery)

      What about Terry Geraghty ? What about Steven Bayes ? (is he out of prison yet for his child sex offences)

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      • Northern Voter says:

        Let’s not forget John Prescott ‘s fixer and right hand man, John Black. Lord Mayor of Hull, got done for fiddling his mayoral expenses, using the official motor for personal use, got banned from local politics. Four years later he’s back in the fold and at the trough.

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  22. Laughing at Lefties says:

    https://rumble.com/vc8327-ukraine-unleases-the-kraken-on-biden-today-share-this-everywhere-before-its.html

    The BBC is deliberately misleading its audience about who Joe Biden is and what he’s been involved with. Even ignoring the obvious voter fraud and the fact that multiple dictatorships have been linked to the Dominion vote-flipping, this should disqualify Biden from ever becoming president.

    The BBC is committing information warfare and psychological warfare against the British people who fund it.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Twitter pushes this at me under the SCIENCE category

      #1 @JoeBiden
      From COVID-19 and the economy to climate change and racial justice
      — our nation is facing four historic crises at once.
      And come January, there will be no time to waste.
      That’s why my team and I are hard at work preparing to take action on day one.

      #2 @GretaThunberg
      There’s a myth that young people get anxious or depressed
      when people talk about the reality of the climate crisis.
      My experience is the opposite.
      The worst part is denial, looking away,
      downplaying or spreading false hope
      saying ”we’ll fix this” without taking sufficient action.

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    • StewGreen says:

      There has been a least one similar Interfax video before in July.
      Same guy wearing a red tie.

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  23. Darcy3 says:

    BBC 4 20:00. Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

    black lecturer, it never bloody ends does it

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  24. Sluff says:

    BBC2 8 pm
    Celebrity University Challenge.

    Features THREE BBC employees. Not exactly celebrities.

    The total score for both teams was 160 points.
    They didn’t know that England won the 6 nations not three months ago.

    Thick as pigshit and living in a parallel universe to the rest of us.

    And yet they treat us with disdain as they go about their unceasing Leftoid agenda.

    A truly pathetic organisation.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Downing, Cambridge:
      Amol Rajan (thinks tuna is a freshwater fish)
      Professor Sir John Pendry, theoretical physicist; (just 4 points)
      Dharshini David .. presents #R4Today Business.
      Louise Dean, Man Booker prize nominated novelist

      Durham:
      Sarah Keith-Lucas BBC weather presenter
      Ed Gamble, comedian:
      Hugh Pearman, architecture critic (39 points)
      Rebecca Smethurst, astrophysicist
      https://www.tvzoneuk.com/post/university-challenge-christmas-line-up-confirmed

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    • BRISSLES says:

      My dim turnip of the year goes to Denise Van Outen on BBC2 House of Games, when asked to show on a map where the Golden Gate Bridge was in America – she hadn’t a clue – saying she’d never heard of it ! (unbelievable) and put it near Niagara Falls !!! mind you the other contestants were equally thick. And how much did they coin in for appearing all week I wonder. There’s no justice.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I always thought that Dear Amol was an overpromoted nonentity who is largely ignorant, but it was nice to see it proven.

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  25. Guest Who says:

    The BBC and Erasmus unravelling nicely.

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  26. Scroblene says:

    I must be rapidly losing touch with reality these days…

    Who or what do the following Beeboids represent?

    Chris Packham
    John Sweeney
    Marianna Spring
    Femi Somethingorother (?)
    Frankie Boyle
    Vicky Price
    Alastair Campbell

    Are they all experts? Are they supposed to interesting, or intelliegent?

    I put some of my confusion down to a really decent Rustenberg White, but after it’s all gone (only eight more bottles to share with Senora O’Blene, before we start on the white Rioja), then I expect I’ll be even worse, in which case, I’ll have to be relegated to the second XV here and just comment when I’ve actually watched some BBC trash!

    Sorry to let the side down, it’s unintentional, I promise!

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    • Darcy3 says:

      I am in a similar position

      I think Packham talks about tits quite a lot (possibly ex page 3 editor or something)

      Sweeney not sure, maybe drove around in a Mk5 Granada into carboard boxes in a 70s series so maybe a crime correspondent

      Franke Boyle’s an obnoxious ginger twat for sure

      as for the rest who knows

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      • Scroblene says:

        Does he ‘pack’em’ in?

        Ha ha ha, my little joke of course!

        Sweeny might be a throw-back to John Thaw’s and Dennis Waterman’s characters – I met the latter years ago – great guy!

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        • Darcy3 says:

          Minder is still on every morning, a reminder (see what I did there?) of when TV was creative and entertaining for the simple purpose of entertainment

          A good starting point for any entertainment show which has been lost now

          God I hope they do not try and remake that one purleeese

          just imagine… ex boxer Dawn French minding lovable old rogue Lenny Henry etc etc

          that muslim bint from bake off running the Winchester Club

          I’d better stop now one of them might be reading this and firing up the typewriter as we speak, its a shoe in as they say

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          • Darcy3 says:

            Hallal vodka and tonics only

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Darcy – talking pictures has been rerunning ‘enemy at the gate ‘ – a series about the German occupation of the Channel Islands …..
            ….. the most recent one was about a white colonial ex captain and his Nigerian ‘housekeeper ‘….. and their treatment by the German authorities ….
            ……………………bearing in mind this was from the 1970s? It was interesting seeing a script without the ‘woke message ‘ which has to be put into everything now .

            At one part the Nigerian girl described how she had been called a ‘Ni——-“ but the word was dubbed out ……

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            • Darcy3 says:

              I will stick with Carry On Doctor, running now,

              “A Bedpanorama of Life in a Hospital” with Frankie Howerd, Doctor Nookie and Doctor Killmore

              I am easily pleased sometimes..the nurses have “starched bosoms” apparently

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              • Old Goat says:

                “…Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow, everybody needs a bosom…”

                – Corner Shop

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                • Scroblene says:

                  Aaaaarghhhh, Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, leaning out of her bedroom window, and Arkwright getting an earfull – both sides…

                  One of the funniest lines he ever spoke, was when he wanted to lay the brickwork foundations of his wedding with the gorrrrgeous lady. He then went on to admit that he’d not managed very much cementing on the bricks, but had done quite a lot of ‘pointing-up’!

                  Best ever line contender, that!

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  27. JamesArthur says:

    BBC breakfast. Talking about DIY tools etc. And who do they get on as an ‘expert’ Yes a woman…apparantly men no longer do anything ..especially white men..
    I know women do DIY…i bought wife a set of drill bits for christmas..
    But BBC narrative is never have a man when talking about any job where 90% of those doing it are men
    Defund in 21

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    • Nodding Dog says:

      It’s not just the Beeb I’m afraid James.
      An advert for Zoopla came on last night and was expecting to see the usual interracial couple that that company prefers to use in their adverts but it was somebody sanding down the walls of their new house.They eventually remove their mask to reveal a young black woman!

      Then there was the small van company recently targeting trades’men’ you know the sort white male reads the sun and supports West Ham WRONG! black man and a white woman.

      Talking of interracial couples the big RSPB 2021 bird survey was advertised yesterday starting Mr Packham plus a lovely couple comprising a black woman and white man.Last year two of the main characters were two black men.It’s funny but whenever I drive past the local nature reserve I quite often see ‘birders’ walking along the road with scopes slung over their shoulders and every single one of them are white.

      To bring it back to the BBC I see there’s a new series of Not Going Out on very soon.It’s one programme I actually watch on the BBC and one that hasn’t succumbed so far to wokeness.All the characters are white and heterosexual and it’s funny.I shall be switching on in trepidation hoping that the management haven’t called in the shows producers and got them to tick a few boxes!

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      • JamesArthur says:

        Evening Nodding
        Yes I think everyone has noticed the abundance of virtually non existent customers and couples in all advertising.
        Don’t these companies just realise they are setting race relations back.
        I remember not so long ago everyone was complaining that ethnic kids didnt see anyone on tv like them..coined phrase see it believe it
        Well now it is white (heterosexual) boys who struggle to see themselves..
        All we want is proportionality..no such luck eh…

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  28. AsISeeIt says:

    You will take your medicine

    For reasons possibly too abstruce to fathom the tabloid Sun makes it to number one spot in the BBC’s press frontpage line up today with their headline: ‘Spring it on! As covid cases hit new high.. things may look bleak but NHS boss says 22m Brits will be vaccinated by April’

    The Telegraph makes number two spot with: ‘We must vaccinate 2m a week’

    The approved message is not so clear on schools. The Daily Mail contends: ‘Don’t betray our children. Fury as schools poised to shut until February’ – meanwhile the Telegraph cautions: ‘Sage tells ministers: do not open secondary schools next month’

    Likewise the Times advocates we write another sick note for the kids to keep them off school: ‘PM under pressure to delay school reopenings’

    The reasoning here is rather fuzzy but goes something like this – the number of positive tests, which we now term as cases, (a number which obviously increases with the number tests taken) means we shouldn’t reopen schools because that will increase the number of cases so we must increase testing and close schools to slow down the rate of infections… it all appears to be a self-perpetuating vicious circle – so I guess we have to trust the powers that be…?

    The Guardian captures the confusion: ‘Covid surge triggers split over school restart plan’

    The Mirror mirrors yesterday’s Daily Star headline: ‘Swamped’

    The Star was wetting itself over the rain and some localised flooding, projecting that as though it were a national crisis, whilst the Mirror frets over: ‘Hospitals rammed in pandemic’s worst week’

    The Express, like the Mirror, is owned by Reach plc, small wonder then that as proof of supposed NHS overload, both titles publish the same pic of a row of four ambulances: ‘Crisis abulances are lined up outside Eastbourne District Hospital yesterday’

    ‘Hospitals are struggling to cope in their worst week of the covid-19 crisis so far’

    OK, last week was Christmas, so I’m ready to believe the NHS may have had some staffing issues.

    I’m temped to pop down to the local corporation refuse depot, snap a pic of four parked up rubbish trucks and sell it to Reach plc with the headline “Bin men are struggling to cope in their worst week of the trash crisis so far”

    What about all those moth-balled Mr Whippy vans? Are our ice cream workers overwhelmed?

    In fact we’re all now apparently so thoroughly convinced there’s a pandemic it’s safe to take down those cardboard Potemkin hospitals: ‘Nightingale hospitals being dismantled’ (Telegraph)

    What to believe, eh?

    ‘Was Queen Charlotte actually black?’ – muses Hannah Betts in the Telegraph: ‘…the royal mystery behind Netflix’s Regency romp Bridgerton’ – I’m going to take shot in the dark here and guess that were she black then the contemporary rather vicious anti-royal satirical cartoonists such as Cruikshank and Gillray would surley have lampooned her as such. But they didn’t.

    ‘Winter cheer in a testing year’- is the wry heading for the Telegraph’s snowy picture of kids tobogganing in the Cotswolds: ‘… after many woke to a covering of snow on Monday morning’ – well, whether you enjoy the snow or not, at least it keeps Greta Garbage off our frontpages for a few days.

    ‘Snow chaos’ says the Express: ‘…and more on the way (but it’s fun for some’ – yeah, us global warming sceptics are having a snow ball!

    The Guardian reflects Labour’s continuing identity crisis over whether to support Brexit along with its working class northern voters or whether to pine for the EU along with its middle class university indoctrinated supporters: ‘Starmer faces growing Labour revolt on Brexit’

    The globalists are making the best of a bad job: ‘Martin Wolf Reality of foolish Brexit divorce may yet yield benefits’ (FT) – seriously, it would be difficult for me to express quite how annoying I find this comment.

    Punk isn’t dead – it’s looking a bit geriatric. Patti Smith features on the frontpage of the Guardian. Apparently she’s the go-to voice on Trump and the pandemic. No hope of a contrarian opinion there, I’m guessing.

    The Express is strangely gung ho about our economic prospects: ‘£900bn Staggering value of 62 global trade deals UK heads for boom as we “seize opportunities”‘

    900bn is apparently the magic number as coincidentally the very same figure crops up elsewhere: ‘Democrats push vote on Trump call to lift direct payouts in $900bn stimulus’ (FT) – you have to be something of an economic bright spark to untangle the syntax of that headline and mathematicians will, I’m sure, reassure me that the chances of this coincidence was not 900bn to one.

    To the mildly funny bit at the end of the news. Where else but the Daily Star (Reach plc’s funny pages): ‘Mullet wars’ – no, it’s nothing to do with Brexit, the Telegraph gives us the line: ‘Fishermen promised £100m relief package’ (nothing for fisherwomen? the BBC won’t like that) – how will this affect the price of the cod and chips wrapped in your yesterday’s Daily Star we wonder? Nope, Mullet wars refers to the Star’s on-going obsession with the 1980’s dodgy hairstyle. Thank heavens they’ve stopped obsessing over seagulls.

    The best comes last: ‘Pole dancers. Brit explorers party. World’s wildest NYE bash in virus-free ice base. Isolated British explorers at the South Pole are planning a wild and boozy New Year’s Eve megaparty without covid restrictions’ – and what’s the betting their NY resolution will be to publish some global warming related research paper providing another green tax headache for the rest of us.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit
      I hope you are ready for the New Year ‘honours’ coming tomorrow … I’m guessing the ‘black Christmas ‘ narrative already …..
      ………..the telegraph ( £4 a month ) carries a couple of interesting columns – one about the recently dead spy in Russia and how the media treats western and Russian intelligence agencies on the same moral level –

      And the other examining the treatment the MSM BBC give to brexit related economic forecasts – namely – negative ones get /got bigged up across the last 2 years but the positive ones seem not to get much by way of reporting .

      The author caveats the article with the risk of believing any ‘economic forecast ‘ at all – but even so it evidenced BBC anti brexit bias ….. it can be very sophicated when it want to promote a particular Project Fear view …..

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      • theisland says:

        I hear Bliar is being lined up for a knighthood to unblock the queue!

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Island – yes I saw that in the weekend press – he will be upset about not getting some garter thing which has limited circulation – or. ‘Peerage ‘ so that he can start ‘lorf]ding ‘ it big style again .
          But the way he and his mad mouthpiece must have upset ‘the firm’ at the time of dianes murder must have been something ….

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        • The WestWyvern says:

          Hope her Maj doesn’t slip with that sword.

          I hear she’s not Anthony Charles Lyndon Blairs biggest fan.

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        • Seppers says:

          I hope not.

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  29. taffman says:

    “Covid-19: Military to support mass testing of students in England”

    Don’t forget, more testing means more positive results.
    Expect more alarming reports telling us that Covid is “soaring” !
    IMHO more people have Covid than thought . The country should get back to work while the vulnerable should be protected. Otherwise there will be no money left to fund the NHS.
    It is evident by now that lockdowns don’t work.

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  30. taffman says:

    “Biden accuses US defence department of obstruction on transition”
    I wonder why ?

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    • Darcy3 says:

      Within hours, acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller pushed back on Biden’s claims, noting in a statement that the Pentagon has conducted 164 interviews with over 400 officials and provided over 5,000 pages of documents to the transition.

      “Our DoD political and career officials have been working with the utmost professionalism to support transition activities in a compressed time schedule and they will continue to do so in a transparent and collegial manner that upholds the finest traditions of the Department,” Miller said.

      Biden’s comments reignited tensions with the Pentagon just over a week after defense officials abruptly canceled a series of meetings with the transition that had been scheduled for Dec. 18. Defense officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the two sides had agreed on a two-week holiday pause and that the meetings would resume in the new year, but the Biden transition executive director, Yohannes Abraham, rebutted that claim.

      https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/28/biden-rips-dod-transition-foot-dragging-451505

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  31. Guest Who says:

    Lewis has…. ‘sources’…. who say.

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      No sympathy Guest. Can you tell Lewis?

      The NHS is funded beyond most industries wildest dreams. What have they done with the money?

      They knew it would mutate, they’ve been telling us this since the summer.

      Ever winter the NHS is stretched to breaking point.

      They build ‘Nightingale’ Hospitals to cope with the China flu virus, then don’t use them. This alone demands a national Enquiry. Incompetence verging on criminality.

      I’d suggest to him it’s the the wider UK population that are demoralised and stretched to breaking point with the approach of the health industry and their leadership.

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      ‘…staff are completely demoralised and exhausted this time round.”’

      Same old story

      ‘Two in five NHS staff in England felt sick from the stress of their job at some point last year, according to a survey.’

      Guardian February 2019

      https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/26/nhs-england-survey-reveals-alarming-downturn-in-staff-wellbeing

      ‘…the NHS is preoccupied with immediate pressures, like the surge in numbers of sick patients that winter brings…’

      BBC January 2019

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46524257

      ‘Winter is always a difficult time in the NHS. Cold weather brings a potent mix of flu, winter vomiting bugs and respiratory conditions that affect patients and staff alike. The end result, year after year, is that hospitals get fuller, GPs are swamped, and patients wait longer for care.’

      The Kings Fund December 2019

      https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2019/12/five-reasons-why-nhs-winter-may-be-different

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      • G says:

        AslSeelt,

        It always puzzles me how a person, following all the Covid restrictions, can catch flu’.

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        • AsISeeIt says:

          I’m not sure that any figures for flu have been published this year. I’d be fascinated.

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      • theisland says:

        388 total deaths from Covid in the under 60s.
        Friday 30 October – 76,200 NHS staff absent on furlough.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Labour fast tracking her as an overworked Dr/MP/Studio gob yet?

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    • Darcy3 says:

      No Tik Tok dances this week then ?

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      • Guest Who says:

        There seem almost as many gobby diverse medics in bbc studios as there are BBC staff of relativity in the cubicle gardens booking them.

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        • Guest Who says:

          Maybe they are all gunning for a call up to Timmeh!’s office for a nice payoff, side promo and garden leave?

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      • Guest Who says:

        Seems many in the nhs are often in bbc studios.

        Marianna checked this one?

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  32. harry142857 says:

    BBC is slammed for ‘wasting’ £26.6m of licence fee money making 310 staff redundant – with £100,000-plus packages for SCORES of people

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9094393/BBC-slammed-wasting-26-6m-licence-fee-money-making-310-staff-redundant.html

    Over the last eight months BBC spent £26.6m making 310 employees redundant
    Average of £100,661 each was given to 221 staff who took voluntary redundancy
    93 were handed an average of £46,773 in a non-voluntary redundancy payment

    Hundreds of BBC employees have received redundancy pay outs of up to £150,000 in what has been branded an ‘egregious waste of licence fee money’.
    Over the last eight months £26.6 million has been spent by the broadcaster making 310 employees redundant, figures obtained by The Times reveal.

    An average of £100,661 each was given to 221 staff who took voluntary redundancy, whilst a further 93 were handed an average of £46,773 in a non-voluntary redundancy payment, the publication reports.

    Julian Knight, Tory chairman of the Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee, told The Times: ‘This is an egregious waste of licence fee money.

    ‘Redundancy payouts in excess of £100,000 on average are a slap in the face for all those over 75s that the BBC is forcing to pay their licence fees.’
    _______________________________

    The legal minimum payout is one weeks wages per year worked.

    My company is moving my job to Poland next year, where the minimum wage is €600 a month. I’ll be getting about £5.5k for four years service.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Harry – my sympathies – a ‘good ‘ UK government would tell any company moving to the ReichEU that they need not apply for UK state contracts …..
      ….but I suppose that is a breach of the ‘agreement ‘…….

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    • Guest Who says:

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      • Scroblene says:

        The ex-‘Chief Executive’ at Kent County Council got something like £550,000 for a couple of year’s – failed – ‘work’.

        What an utterly disgraceful way to treat the pensioners and white-van men who provide all the tax for such a waste of space!

        Our KCC stinks of bad management, poor services, and a blindness to struggling ratepayers. The BBC of course, like these sorts of spongers, as they can reflect their own inadequacies in their own payoffs, and point their grubby fingers at what’s happened elsewhere.

        Shame on the whole bastard lot of them.

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  33. The WestWyvern says:

    A target rich environment all across AntiBeeb wireless R4 this morning.

    More and more people becoming infected… NHS at breaking point. Redbridge particulary high and peoples ‘behaviour’ being blamed. Fatigue guidelines, people not observing the guidelines. But people need to work…. We need the government to…… A longer firebreak.

    Yes, cos firebreaks are proven to work.

    Now another voice (Prof Andrew Hayward) another lefty?? shrilling for more draconian lockdowns, the control measures for the new variant need to be tighter.

    Beeboid focuses on the vaccine….. No hint of a challenge.

    Yeah, cos you’ve had a year to ‘save r any chess’ and all the sages predicted the virus would mutate, so just what the hell have you been doing since last last April? Dancing to tiktock videos on the wards?.

    NHS fail fail fail. Not fit for purpose,

    And on another note;

    Vinyl sales highest for years. Urgh, horrible plastic.

    How does that sit with the enviroMENTALIST guest editor on Toady?

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  34. Guest Who says:

    OT, but a major reason I am grateful for the legal obligations to my tvl cancellation years ago.

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    • Guest Who says:

      As dim follows nuts.

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      • Seppers says:

        Foreign country? Yes, because never in my life have the main institutions of this country, including the bbc, and parties I used to vote for (Labour/Lib Dems), become so anti-democratic. And never before has half the population been so belittled and derided for their requested vote, in such sneering awfulness.

        Grr.

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  35. Guest Who says:

    Lurch follows TDS bloke. Retweets.

    Reaches 15.

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  36. Guest Who says:

    Frankie Goes To BBC Commissioning

    #questionasaheadline

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    • R P McMurphy says:

      I refuse to listen to a POS that uses the ridicule of kids with Downs Syndrome as part of his act. I notice he stays clear of a group that would cut his ugly head off.

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  37. StewGreen says:

    Bet the Heritage Party will get dismissed using the “far right” label

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  38. Twin_Town says:

    Guys

    I’m not normally in the tin (aluminium) foil hat brigade but if what our beloved BBC is reporting is true it is quite a worrying development…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55471282

    I think all those gold stars that are on so many EU Reich flags may be put to use to round up those not obeying their masters and see it onto their clothes ????

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  39. Guest Who says:

    Remember when all of Newsnight decided Erasmus was the only thing that mattered?

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  40. Guest Who says:

    The latest MediaPersonFromtheBBCPodcast:

    “Stephen Sackur
    Presenter, HARDtalk, BBC News

    Stephen Sackur is the presenter of BBC HARDTalk – the most popular news interview programme in the world, with 70 million viewers. Before this, he was an award-winning BBC foreign correspondent covering landmark global events such as 9/11, the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the civil war in Sri Lanka. In this in-depth interview, he takes us behind the scenes on the “crackling tension” in the HARDTalk studio; reflects on some of his career highlights, from the first ever on-screen interview with Hugo Chávez, to getting Dr Anthony Fauci’s take on America’s handling of the pandemic; and defends the “dying art” of the long-form interview, which remains “hugely important and very compelling.”

    Uh-huh.

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  41. theisland says:

    If legislation for the sell-out deal can be pushed through parliament in one day, just think what other laws could be pushed through as quickly.

    A few suggestions:
    Decriminalisation of non-payment of the tvl. No scrutiny required.
    (The Tories would do well to recognise they stand no chance whatsoever at the next GE if the bBC are allowed to continue.)

    A law enabling all UK nationals to vote for the mayor of the UK’s capital. No scrutiny required.

    No postal voting except for the severely disabled and military stationed abroad. No scrutiny required.

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  42. Guest Who says:

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  43. Guest Who says:

    How long before Frankie says something on purpose to get a multimillion payout to go on furlough for a while?

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    • JimS says:

      How dare you post this three hours before it was rightfuly posted first?

      Why did you not include the proper key words in your post to allow it to be picked up by the zero-failure search techniques employed by experts?

      Indeed I suspect this is a fake account operated by Emily Maitlis and Marianna Spring in a bid to boost their ratings!

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  44. vlad says:

    A week after the death in Canada of the Pakistani activist Karima Baloch in extremely suspicious circumstances, still zero interest in the case from the BBC – or, for that matter, from testicularly-challenged pretty-boy Trudeau.

    The nauseatingly woke Canadian police are calling it a ‘non-criminal death’. (Whatever happened to ‘we always get our man’?)

    Others are calling it murder and pointing the finger at the Pakistani ISI, known for hit-jobs abroad.

    https://www.aninews.in/news/world/us/canadian-government-should-show-courage-to-investigate-karima-baloch-murder-asks-tarek-fatah20201227104835/

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  45. theisland says:

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  46. Dover Sentry says:

    Only 388 deaths in the UK from Covid for those under 60.

    Based upon a population of 65 million, why are we in Lockdown?

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  47. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “Covid: Student nurse who nearly died returns to work”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55333420

    The BBC love nurses and see them as a way to bash the Tories and also heighten public fear of Covid.

    The BBC ‘story’ is just that. The nurse was a student nurse with a pre existing serious medical condition’. She was also quite ‘chunky’, which didn’t help.

    We never see Facts and the BBC in the same room…

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  48. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – I really tried not to laugh, yes honestly, I did try

    Dame Deirdre Hine was interviewed by Jonny ‘Staccato Dalek’ Dymond as to what lessons might be learned from the Mexican Swine influenza epidemic when dealing with future pandemics (bit of a giveaway coming) in the UK*. Dame Deirdre was asked for her suggestions about the importance of vaccination and in providing them she usefully suggested that a trustworthy public figure such as David Attenborough should front an anti-anti-vaccination campaign.

    Yes, the person who has links to the trustorthy not BBC. The one who has been shown to fake items in his environment films. yes, that one.

    * Interesting that the BBC appear to know that we are going to go through all this again at some point in the future. It will be denied, of course, at top levels.

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