Start the Week 4 January 2021

Monday sees the start of delivery of the Oxford Vaccine . The BBC could provide a service by pressuring the government to get millions of people vaccinated now . Will it ? Or will undermine any National Effort with tales of ‘reactions ‘ and ‘refusals?’ . This will be make or break for the government . Let’s see how it goes as we all get locked down again .

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447 Responses to Start the Week 4 January 2021

  1. StewGreen says:

    BBC press officer defends Dad’ Army warning


    • AsISeeIt says:

      BBC : “General content of #DadsArmy”

      I don’t recollect any “General Content”

      There was a Captain Square of the Eastgate Platoon and obviously Captain Mainwaring… there was even an episode about a drinking game named Cardinal Puff. But General Content, nope.

      Fact is, our current BBC are lost in world of their own with little if any connection to their formerly classic output.


      • JohnC says:

        Their attempt to remake the lost episodes showed just how out of touch the producers they have now are. It was abysmal. Not least the awful laughter track they dubbed on it.
        Wasn’t his name Cardinal Puff Puff the third or something ?.
        Not as many puffs as Windsor Davies had in It Aint Half Hot Mum :-):


    • DYKEVISIONS says:

      I’m afraid the Thought Police are everywhere regarding ‘being offended’…

      I just finished a wonderful 1942 film ‘Went the day well?'(highly recommended) on the Talking Pictures TV channel.
      However, I could not but help notice when the matriach in the Manor asks the young boy ..’do you know what morale is?’

      The boy’s reply was bleeped out..’You mean what the … don’t have’ ..

      I did not have to Google it, the offending word was …’WOPs’


    • JohnC says:

      I wonder how many other countries in the world have any warnings on their TV programs if they have anything discriminatory against the British in them.
      I feel confident to stick my neck out and predict it is exactly zero.
      What an embarassment the BBC are. They don’t deserve the word British in their title.


  2. Old Goat says:

    Plenty of Frogs where I live, and not a discriminatory warning in sight!


  3. StewGreen says:

    Dr Laurence Gerlis has changed his tune
    “Yes I said we didn’t need a second lockdown cos there wasn’t that much virus in our surgery* cases
    but this new virus variation has changed the game
    it’s 20-30 time more infectious
    .. I still say no to lockdowns, it won’t be long where it sweeps through and leaves us immune
    40% gives us some heard immunity”

    * He runs a chain of drop-in surgeries at stations

    “What I don’t understand is why international flights weren’t clamped down on
    .. I do believe the new Kent variation is similar to the South-African one
    .. I’m not saying this is a man made virus
    but it does fit that pattern, previous viruses have not had the same patterns”


  4. vlad says:

    The BBC just loves those end-of-year reviews of the past year.

    So it’s surprising they missed a fond round-up of 2020’s fun islamic terrorist attacks.

    Here’s David Wood to fill that gap. The numbers are staggering.

    “The ideology that drives these attacks is currently being shielded from criticism by the Trust and Safety Teams of YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.”

    He might have added the BBC to that list.



  5. Right Angle says:

    All Biased BBC posters should have no problems answering this (excuse the caps):

    Q. What is VERY BAD news for the BBC?
    Of course you know:

    Trolls, mourn and weep at the sudden death of the BBC’s Brexit Live Blog:

    As for myself, I stopped laughing just so I could submit this post …


  6. StewGreen says:

    Video Darren Grimes quotes the Times
    Stunning BBC Poll: Only 33% Of ???????? Support The Beeb!


  7. Doobster78 says:

    Well, the FTSE is flying, there are no food shortages and none of the promised “chaos” at the ports that the BBC told us would happen.

    So, they have dug and dug, and finally , in all the business news in all the world, they have managed to make this their headline …

    EU firms refuse UK deliveries over Brexit tax changes

    BUT, who are these companies, big names that will affect all us UK citizens and affect all our daily lives … alas NO. They are

    Bicycle part firm Dutch Bike Bits said from now on, it would ship to every country in the world except the UK.

    “We are forced by British policy to stop dealing with British customers,” it said on its website.

    Another firm, Belgium-based Beer On Web, said it was now shunning the UK “due to the new Brexit measures”.

    WELL DONE BBC. You never fail. We all knew that once Brexit happened they would try and find any tiny little snippett of non positive news. But this is just embarrassing.



    • JamesArthur says:

      You are right of course. This is what we can expect until Defund Day

      Do you think some other companies might just see an opportunity? Beer on Web is a piddling little company and we get Belgium beers from loads of no great sakes there then…

      Come on BBC you gotta do better with project fear or is it beer?


  8. Fedup2 says:

    Forget covid brexit whatever

    The DT extends valuable energy on the failure of the girl doctor who ( never seen ) – and debates who the next on it will be – some one with a bit of colour – charisma – so my nominations are
    The driver from Stevenage
    The footballer who likes spending taxpayercash

    Who cares – go woke – go broke – or have few watching it – like now …..


  9. Fedup2 says:

    Crankie trying to out manoeuvre the UK PM by cancelling January in 2021 . … do we English get the announcement today or tomorrow ?


    • taffman says:

      “PM to set out new Covid restrictions for England”
      He’s on the case.
      Are lockdowns being used for other reasons ?


  10. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Who will be the next Doctor Who?

    I fully expect a black (or whatever we are allowed to call them today)

    Can’t think of any blacks in a wheelchair, maybe they’ll dig up Paul Robeson for the role or perhaps use Whoopie Goldberg.
    Abu Hamza could be in with a shout. (Dr Whook)
    Perhaps Julian Clarey if they want to go that way.

    Failing that, maybe a tub of lard (from the last time HIGNFY was funny)


    • Doobster78 says:

      EG – Perfect candidate – The BBC fav Ade Adepitan !!!

      Now, i say perfect, very nearly, not quite BBC perfect …. he has a wife !!! If he had enjoyed a bit of “uphill gardening” he would have been a shoe in !!!


    • JohnC says:

      You can be sure the BBC will not accept in any way that the show is absolute tripe. They will blame the lower class racists/sexists for complaining about it and in response, I fully expect them to shift up a gear and push their woke agenda even more through sheer spite.
      After all – they can. There are no shareholders they have to report to.


    • tarien says:

      Cannot beleive that this child like rubbish is still being Televised-does the BBC still want to bring everything down to child like TV-it is getting worse by the week-very few progs now resemble any interest for mature thinking people-it they (BBC) can get away with a repeat they will. So many great and wonderful books written that would make excellent films or series such as Poldark did for a while.


      • JohnC says:

        The problem with all of those is that if they get popular, the BBC start to write their own stories when the books run out – and they always use the popularity as a vehicle to deliver their agenda. Net result is the series turns to absolute sh!t and gets cancelled.
        They simply don’t have the talent to write quality material any more. Years of hiring people because of their politics/race/sex instead of ability have saturated the organisation and it couldn’t change now if it wanted to.


    • Big Al says:

      Dr Whook – Brilliant !!

      (ref: Emmanuel Goldstein above)


  11. Darcy3 says:

    It MUST be black there is no alternative in bbc world

    with theirsonic zombie knife and inability (or unwilligness) to pronounce the letter “T”


  12. G says:

    “Antifa and BLM being bussed in to DC” (with a police escort)


  13. tarien says:

    Lockdowns are a tool of communist China, and I do not believe we should be importing communist tools of governance into western democracies. That principle is that we live in a western democracy. We believe in individual rights, yes, with responsibility, but living your life responsibly and not seeking to harm others or degrade the social fabric does not justify the wholesale crushing of individual rights via lockdowns.
    Millions will be unemployed after any further lockdowns, for whom furlough or some sort of basic universal income is no substitute. It is the dignity of having the job, the satisfaction that comes from a job well done that gives people joy, not a cheque from the government


  14. StewGreen says:

    Paul Homewood today :
    Ignore Fake News, Says Fake News BBC!
    Maybe the BBC should start by taking a good look at themselves!

    Could this be the same BBC who rely on Greenpeace for their climate change reports?
    Is it the same BBC, which has just broadcast a woefully one-sided indoctrination programme, dressed up as a “Scientific Lecture”?
    Or which trumpeted Christian Aid’s mendacious report on extreme weather, without the slightest attempt to check or challenge it?
    Or broadcast a Panorama documentary on UK extreme weather, that was so misleading it should have carried a warning label?

    All that just in the last month

    What Mr Davie is really saying, of course, is that we must all get our “news” from the BBC, and ignore other sources in case we discover the true facts.


  15. Jack in the Green says:

    At least Brexit confirmed one thing about the Media and that is that it simply cannot be trusted to act as an honest broker. While anyone who voted out (demons out!) was portrayed as a racist, little Englander thug and dismissed as a moron, the accusers, in their hysteria, never once questioned the remain camp as to why they voted remain. At the same time, out voters were given a daily Gestapo-like grilling mixed in with the usual sneering contempt/condescension. This is an easily verifiable fact so just throw it in the mix when anyone tries to come it about media bias not existing. As Corporal Jones also said – “They don’t like it up ’em! “


    • Fedup2 says:

      With US election being stolen I was reflecting on what I believed at the time of the Referendum here . I thought it would be fixed . But I guess UK elections are still fairly low tech so more difficult to corrupt ….
      ……………however with the coupled corruption of no requirement for evidence of identity and too easy postal voting future elections look even less legislate

      The lesson is – dont bother campaigning or doing interviews – just spend the cash fixing the vote …. and if people think it’s not worth voting because it is fixed they won’t bother QED .


      • JamesArthur says:

        Wait until they make postal voting easier…then we will see higher levels of fraud..
        What is wrong with turning up in person with ID, with exception of armed forces and people working overseas


      • taffman says:

        “Lessons to be learned” from the US ?
        Abolish postal voting in the UK.


      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        Hope they don’t get the Dominion voting machines here in the UK.
        If they do, future voting will be absolutely pointless as the results will be pre-determined.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I think the emir of londonistan has bought some for the coming coronation …..although in London he need not have bothered because the third world borough are postal fixed anyway – and no one will investigate in case the are accused of being …. ‘racist …..


  16. taffman says:

    “Channel migrants: More than 8,000 people make crossing in 2020” Despite the Lockdowns !
    Do Lockdowns only apply to the people of Great Britain?
    I am more of the opinion that lockdowns are being used to by Our Government and the French Government to stuff more illegals in .
    Remember that’s 8000 more houses to be found more places in surgeries and hospitals to be found etc ….
    Nigel Farage is watching carefully but remember, he will need your support.


  17. StewGreen says:

    Boris Press 8pm conference
    I bet Boris is going to explain that since 99.99% of people we interact with each day, won’t have Covid, he’s going to to trust us to ..Keep our distance , and wash our hands
    … and that he is notBoris the Cave-in Man who is going to cave in to the teachers unions and sage-extremists.


    • taffman says:

      I think “Sage” used in that case is an oxymoron .


    • Sluff says:

      When millionaire footballers feel its OK to have large New Year parties at their mansions with little or no repercussions one can see why Joe Public think a bit of rule bending is OK.

      Unfortunately it only takes (and manifestly does) a small number of cretins to think they know best and not conform and then transmit the virus they don’t know they have and lo and behold, case rates rocket and we all pay a high price.

      With hospitals pretty full, I don’t think Boris has much choice.
      But just in case you think I am going native……

      Word on the street is that at a certain North London hospital only about a quarter of the expected number turned up for the jab…….. and the authorities decided to throw the surplus vaccine down the drain.

      Personally I would have grabbed people off the street at random and asked if they wanted a jab, but such creativity would be well beyond an organisation that insists on proven training in radicalism prevention, fire safety, and equality and diversity in order to administer the vaccine.


  18. taffman says:

    “Boris Johnson says indyref vote should be once-in-generation”
    Krankie believes that Scotland has generations every year .


  19. taffman says:

    “New £5 coin to mark Queen’s 95th birthday”
    How about a news coin to commemorate Brexit, Freedom and Democracy .


  20. taffman says:

    “Covid in Scotland: Scots ordered to stay at home in new lockdown”
    Will Bo Jo follow ?

    Lessons to be Learned ? Yes, Lockdowns don’t work.


  21. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    On sky now.
    Two Americans being interviewed.
    Normal (at least it used to be normal) practice is having two opposing views but current normal practice is to have both agreeing how bad Trump is.

    They are being fed questions with the answers already in them and of course are both agreeing. This is happening all the time now, a long question ending in the answer wanted by the wokerati and the interviewee (willingly, or they wouldn’t be on tv) nodding and agreeing.

    Why do they never have anyone presenting the other side of the argument any more.
    I suppose it’s like filming the empty overcrowded hospitals, the truth is dangerous and our rulers hate it when we keep finding out more and more of their lies.

    How about all the other points raised by Trump in the phone call. Not much chance of being told about them on ‘our’ msm, only the carefully selected portion where they think they can damage him.

    I don’t know how this will end but I think Trump has been magnificent. I wish he could come here and run the UK.


  22. StewGreen says:

    Agenda pushing & BAME progs on Radio4, today
    Not including same day repeats.



  23. BRISSLES says:

    Turned off the news all day.
    4 words
    Bloody kids and schools.

    ‘childs development’ / mental issues / teachers safety / exam catch up. The best one yet is “a whole generation lost” Oh, ffs. On and on and on it goes.

    Children (who aren’t wrapped in cotton wool) are adaptable. A year of upset schooling is hardly life changing – just work harder when things are back to normal. Remember the kids who had months off school when sick with diphtheria and TB and then had to spend weeks convalescing ? they managed to get an education.

    Teachers, parents and trade unionists should ‘just get on with it’ instead of whining and whingeing on the tele. Its just boring.


  24. taffman says:

    “Covid: Keir Starmer in ‘back to March’ lockdown call”

    Is the Tory Government’s method of running this great nation in Tatters ?
    Although the opposition is not much better .
    “Lessons to be learned”? Yes, career politicians that have never done a real job, have no clue or common sense and have no real life-work experience.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Is the Tory Government’s method of running of this great nation in Tatters ?

      No they are doing what the current crop always do, wait for permission from Labour before acting.


  25. taffman says:

    “EU firms refuse UK deliveries over Brexit tax changes”

    That’s Al Beeb on the start of their ‘Re-join campaign’ .
    Expect more , and it will continue as such until we have a PM with the balls to pull the plug on the anti-British outfit, or until you readers stop paying the Telly Tax .


  26. vlad says:

    Two developments in the US that the lying BBC News won’t tell you about.

    1) The fastest growing Facebook group in history is “Joe Biden is not my President”. Launched on 15 December it reached an unprecedented 1.7 million members within days.

    2) The brazenly political and biased Facebook deleted the group a few days ago, for no violation and with no warning or explanation.

    Both of these stories should be extremely newsworthy, yet zilch on the Biased Broadcasting Corporation.


  27. vlad says:

    Here’s Salty Cracker’s reaction to the story, delivered with his usual passion and colourful language. Among other things he points out the glaring hypocrisy of Facebook allowing all sorts of “Trump is not my President” groups for the last 4 years, yet coming down hard on the wrongthink anti-Biden equivalent.


  28. harry142857 says:

    Reading stabbing: School ‘reeling’ after boy, 13, dies

    Only six months since an enricher stabbed three to death in Forbury Gardens.

    A school says its community has been left “reeling” after 13-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Reading.

    Oliver Lucas Stephens, known as Olly, was pronounced dead at Bugs Bottom fields, Emmer Green, on Sunday.

    Four boys and a girl, all aged 13 or 14, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. They remain in custody

    According to unsubstantiated local reports, the girl paid the four boys £124 to murder her boyfriend.

    If true, they should all rot in jail for sixty years.


    • The WestWyvern says:

      Sixty years, nope. Not at taxpayers expense. If true, they should be hanged by the neck until dead.


    • JohnC says:

      Do we have any idea of who did it ?. The reports name and picture the victim who is white but not a peep about any of the accused.
      It’s quite ridiculous how names of victims and those arrested are sometimes given and sometimes not. From previous experience, I now assume the killers are black if we are not informed. And feel resentment to the anti-white racist ‘society’ which tries to hide it from me. It would be better if they just told us.


  29. G.W.F. says:

    BBC News reports on what they have written for Boris’s new announcement later this evening.
    Policy determined by the BBC.
    Anychess will be overwhelmed and Boris has been instructed to close the schools.


    • taffman says:

      “Anychess will be overwhelmed”
      The NHS is already overwhelmed , its overwhelmed by trustees , pen-pushers and bean counters.
      In this modern age of technology there is less of a need of them.
      The NHS should start training and employing more doctors and nurses. It would also benefit by reinstating the office of Matron and get rid of ‘Managers’.
      It should cut down on waste and tender as ‘one bloc’ for supplies .


  30. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news first video 2 Labour MPs pleading that we have to lockdown now
    – Jew hater Richard Burgon
    and that Doncaster MP @YvetteCooperMP

    Then a reporter live from Dover sad cos had to report that lorries were moving not queued up.


  31. JohnC says:

    Is this BBC ‘Reality Check Team’ something new ?.
    It calls itself a fact-checker yet the rebutes they throw at Trump in this article are just quotes people who have been accused by Trump and are denying it.
    If this ‘team’ – with it’s deliberate ‘title’ to try and make it look like something official – is indeed new, it represents a step-up in the propaganda machine. Along with the release of this call and all the frenzy about it by the MSM, it’s obvious this is the final, coordinated push to make sure Biden gets crowned.
    It stinks to high heaven.


  32. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news
    Looks like the video editor prefers school-scaredycats


  33. BRISSLES says:

    Aretha Franklin / Kobi Bryant / Chadwick Boseman / George Floyd

    Black, American, dead, lionised for several days coverage by the news channels – particularly the BBC/

    Gerry Marsden, Liverpudlian, white, icon of the 60’s , mentioned with a 2 minute slot in the headlines only on the day he died. Nothing since.


  34. StewGreen says:

    Covid data
    Germany still has about 400 deaths
    and had a spike upto 1244 on Dec 30th


    • StewGreen says:

      There is something going on
      deaths should rise in step, but with a 3 week delay
      However they’ve not been rising as fast as if cases arein the young, much more than in the old.


      • Sluff says:

        I suspect that one of the reasons the hospitals are so full is that they can keep more people alive now.
        Thus they ‘bed block’.
        Patients who die quickly are much better for the NHS operational teams.
        If in 2-3 weeks time average daily deaths are under 1000 then there will be reason to believe some of a. Para 1 above is true b. The vaccines are effective among the high priority groups c. The new variant may cause fewer fatalities.


    • StewGreen says:

      Car accidents are worse than Covid ?
      It’s not great that 300 80 year olds are dying/day
      but the trend is flattish not exponential
      not 5,000 deaths/day

      They Probably die about 3 months earlier than expected so lose 1/4 year each
      1/4 x 300 = about 75 LifeYears lost/day

      If 8 people die each day and car accidents
      and their average age is 40
      they’re losing 40 years each off an 80 year lifespan
      8 x 40 = 320 life years lost/day

      75 vs 320


  35. Darcy3 says:

    MP ARREST MP Margaret Ferrier arrested and charged after travelling from London to Scotland on train after positive Covid test

    AN MP accused of travelling between London and Scotland by train after testing positive for Covid has been arrested and charged.

    The Scottish nationalist MP, 60, sparked fury after taking a 700-mile round trip between Westminster and Scotland.


    • StewGreen says:

      I hope they have a good reason for taking 3.5 months to prosecute
      It’s kind of a bit weird.

      And the mob go for whataboutery in Twitter
      Cummings, Prince Charles, George Galloway



  36. Fedup2 says:

    Darcy – innocent until proved guilty of course – thoughts with the troll who came here to defend her a couple of weeks ago …
    Nice timing though ..


  37. Darcy3 says:

    Boris televised address at 20:00

    I imagine that Keunsberg thing is wetting it’s panties at the thought of asking Ministers an awkward queston on TV again whether the answer has already been given or not, which it usually has.


    • vlad says:

      One has to wonder why politicians (especially Conservative) subject themselves to those inquisitions. Maybe they should take a leaf from Trump’s book and just Tweet their communications to the public.


  38. Fedup2 says:

    Caught c4 news for the first time in… ages … years ? Crankie got such a free run from the communist snow that I thought he was going to throw her a kiss ….

    Then plenty of gloomy ‘told you so ‘ experts interviewed up on their clouds declaring what should have been done – one sage type was too young to realise how obnoxious she sounded …..


  39. Doobster78 says:

    All seems about right !!!


  40. Darcy3 says:

    Maybe we should start Kuensberg bingo with some suggestions of what her questions will be

    My moneys on

    “don’t you think you should have done this earlier ?”

    “blood on your hands Boris what do you have to say to all those bereaved relatives?”

    Why didn’t you close all schools (earlier if schools are announced to be closed)

    “Will you be paying parents of schoolchildren to stay at home ?”

    “why have we all not yet got the vaccine?”

    “shouldn’t teachers get it first?”

    etc etc


  41. Sluff says:

    Had to laugh at the BBC 1 6 pm news.
    They had not one but two female reporters on outside broadcasts from high up in Westminster looking suitably cold and windswept.
    Twice the reporters but no increase in information, that is to say near zero in both cases. But only one of them looked as if a wasp had just stung them.


    • Garry Lavin says:

      And one said that deaths were falling….because of vaccination!?! That can’t be the case already surely? Isn’t it because more younger people are now contracting the virus?
      Who do they think we are?


      • StewGreen says:

        No it can’t be cos it takes 2 weeks for antibodies to be made
        So they didn’t decrease the possible carrier pool until after that and only 3 weeks after that would lower deaths reflect the smaller pool.
        And we’ve hardly dinted the pool of possible carriers with only 1% of the population half-vaccinated.


  42. Jack in the Green says:

    Much concern and angst from Hancocks half hour about the South African virus and the superspreading one. Well you and your mates are the ones leaving the front door open for every man and his dog to come through so look to yourself and stop blaming us – you flaming great pillock!


  43. Doobster78 says:

    I think this guy doing the sign language on BBC news channel is just taking the piss ????????


  44. The General says:

    ” NHS becoming overwhelmed with Covid 19 patients.”

    Today’s facts on Government information page on Covid :

    ” Patients in hospital with Covid today : 23,823 ”

    But hang on …..Number of hospital beds in Uk 163,500 !!!??????


  45. Fedup2 says:

    The guru murphi – talking to jezza hunt asking whether the government is ‘ on top of this … and deserve public support ?

    Normally Hunt had his name mispronounced with a ‘ C’ but today i think the awful guru murphi deserves that particular 4 letter word . Most apt .


  46. StewGreen says:

    British PM Boris Johnson announces national lockdown until mid-February.
    People to only leave homes for essential trips,
    schools moving to online learning, non-essential businesses closed, no dining in at restaurants

    He’s trying to save money by avoiding Valentines day


    • taffman says:

      When we get to mid-February, Boris ‘kick the can down the road’ Johnson, will move the goal post again.
      Its all ‘jam tomorrow’.


      • Garry Lavin says:

        To be fair….he can only react to events.


        • taffman says:

          Garry Lavin
          For Starters, he could have “reacted” to the ‘Channel invaders’.
          Almost ‘two regiments’ have already been shipped in by Border Farce since the beginning of last year. All put up in 4 Star hotels.
          He and Priti have made so many promises………..


  47. Fedup2 says:

    I’m unclear when these restrictions come in – is it tonight or Tuesday night ? Or when their commons has a chit chat about it on Wednesday . It’s important to me because Epiphany is this week ….
    Looked on Gov UK but that’s out of date ….


  48. The WestWyvern says:

    Dear oh dear. It’s time to stop typing and start rioting.


  49. StewGreen says:

    This lockdown approach seems like punishing the whole school
    just cos some cricket balls have smashed a few school windows.
    When what you wanna be doing is pin down the boys who ply cricket, not the girls, nor the boys who were playing football.

    Seems to government will sit back and say
    “that’s done that’ll stop deaths”
    That’s a lazy approach
    when they should be saying the Granny X just died , what could we have done to prevent her catching it in the first place.

    We should be making more use of people that have recovered and have immunity
    eg if the Tesco’s worker has had it
    Then swap that Tescos worker with some carehome worker who lives in a house with 9 people
    Then you have immediately made the carehom safer. etc.


  50. taffman says:

    It would be interesting to know how many Tory MPs go to this site to check what people are thinking about Al Beeb, Boris and Priti?
    There must be a lot of Tory voters with businesses ‘going to the wall’? Will we see a new PM in the coming months ?
    Who? ……….
    Liz Truss now looks a better leader than the present incumbent.
    What happened to Jacob Rees-Mogg? I had great hopes for him.