419 Responses to Start the week 1st February 2021

  1. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – maybe it was just too early in the morning for him?

    Another day, another ‘car crash’ or ‘train wreck’ interview on TOADY. Mishal was the presenter but it wasn’t a disaster for her this time but for Nick Thomas-Simmonds MP, Welsh windbag and Shadow Home Secretary. Labour has decided to call for a complete travel ban to the UK with compulsory quarantine in hotels some days after the UK Government has already put one in place.

    The Labour ban would include travel to and from the Isle of Man which Mishal pointed out was completely Covid-free due to the travel ban and quarantine that was already implemented some time before the wider one. Poor Nick’s brain couldn’t compute a thought of such complexity. Instead he continued to hyperventilate over something that Labour thinks should be done that has been done already.

    Perhaps Nick has Covid? Brain fog and confusion and the inability to think can be a symptom of illness. Or maybe at 7 a.m. it was just too early in the morning for a Labour MP? Or is it because he is a Labour MP that he is hard of thinking. His Parliamentary colleague and Deputy Leader of his Party, Angela Rayner, is definitely similarly afflicted.


    • AWOL says:

      The other thing displaying his ignorance is that most of the more recent cases on The Isle of Man have been from returning patients from English hospitals. Fortunately they have to go directly home to quarantine for a fortnight on the return from treatment. The IoM doesn’t have the population (the size of a medium town across) to support all of the specialities needed for a full health service..


    • Up2snuff says:

      Correction to my post above: apparently – according to TWatO – Priti is dragging her feet on the travel ban: it is not yet in place. Well, there’s a thing. Well, two actually. The Home Sec true to form and Darcy, maxi, piku and the Wild Woman all missing correcting a mistake!


  2. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 Jim Al-Khali show makes a claim about Thatcher
    “Anne Johnson. : In the early days of the HIV AIDS epidemic, Anne proved that HIV AIDS was transmitted heterosexually. Her landmark study involved asking people detailed questions about their sex lives and she went on to co-create the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.
    The survey was *banned by the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher* “

    Was it ? It’s possible


    • StewGreen says:

      Oh not banned

      ” the Conservative Government – at the behest of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – vetoed public funding of the study, arguing that it was too intrusive, even though the science had been favourably reviewed by Research Councils. Fortunately, the Wellcome Trust stepped in with funding enabling the first survey”

      My typo
      Jim Al-Khalili Show


      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, your typo was OK with me. It’s a science programme (one of the few I still enjoy on BBC R4) and I like to to think of Jim as Jim Alkali. After all, he comes across as not being at all acidic unlike a TOADY presenter or two that I can think of.

        Maybe I should seek some outerwear from the cloakroom – it looks like rain.



  3. Guest Who says:

    Rory cheerleading.

    Interesting hair day.

    And a new selfie.


    • Guest Who says:

      After two others.

      Keeps mentioning Wendy. But he seems the shy type.


    • StewGreen says:

      “Pressure is growing on social media companies to tackle racist abuse directed at footballers on their sites”

      is it ? Who is is doing the pressurising ?
      Am I contacting Twitter to complain a footballer got a hurty reply that he almost certainly never read ?
      .. especially since his twitter account is run by a PR agency

      When Trump was getting a 1000 abuses per second Twitter did nothing.


      • Guest Who says:

        The jerk circle.

        Media need story>
        >Media send intranet APB to all tame NGO/charities>
        >NGO/charities write open letter to MPs>
        Allow to simmer and get ignored.
        >NGO/charities send PR to media>
        >Media call for “quote”, add ‘quote’, turn into ‘story’>
        >Labour says ‘something must be done’. Or… something>
        >Labour PR sends this to media>
        >media has another ‘story’.

        FIN. Or ad infinitum.


  4. AsISeeIt says:

    Why our international soccer rivals will put more crosses into the box. And you have to be paranoid

    Let’s spare a thought for the unfortunate South Africans. They don’t build our 5G networks, finance our next generation of nuclear plants and they certainly don’t manufacture just about every gadget in our homes – so when other lucky nations escape the slur, they still have to have a virus named after them, by even the most liberal of our press: ‘South Africa variant cases trigger “sprint” to curb spread in Britain’ (Guardian)

    Dare one ask if the ‘…South Africa bug’ as the Daily Mirror indelicately terms it, may turn out to be disproportionately affecting BAME communities? That would be pilling irony upon apartheid irony.

    A superficial democracy is hijacked again’ – don’t panic, this the ‘i’ fretting about rule of law, freedom of speech and civil liberties, anywhere in the world but here at home.

    The Guardian may warn of: ‘Further crackdown in Myanmar’ – but now our homegrown crackdown comes much closer to home with the psychopathic Matt Hancock demanding we stick a swab up the nose of my ol’ ma :’Door-to-door tests for thousands in battle to eradicate South African virus in Britain’ (Daily Mail) – of course I for one have the gumption to tell Boris’s brigades of Bottom Inspectors they can leave me alone and go away and self-medicate with an anal swab.

    China assures its citizens they won’t waddle “like penguins” following coronavirus anal swabs after “fake” video goes viral’ (Mail) – requiring no factcheck I can tell the Mail this was definitely not a “fake” video, it was indeed a video. It may well have been a spoof.

    The free-at-the-point-of-access (but heavily subsidised by government advertising) Metro giveaway paper channels 1950s schlock horror sci-fi movies: ‘Test blitz on mutant virus’ – we know how the plot of this one goes – whether it be giant spiders, Godzillas, or flying saucers, the white-coated prof will eventually be over-ruled by the military who will “shower them with neutrons” and when the mushroom cloud clears… the monster emerges stronger.

    The Metro frontpage carries a photo captioned: ‘A man tests himself

    Further comment would seem superfluous (cf an upcoming reference to George Osborne)

    80,000 told to have Covid test as South African variant spreads’ (Telegraph) – TOLD to have tests, mind you.

    BBC: ‘More children are self-harming or taking overdoses, and at younger ages, says Bradford doctor John Wright’ – gosh, I wonder where on earth our kids are picking up that perverse societal vibe?

    Footballers face limit on heading in training’ (Telegraph) – we note health and safety fanaticism promoting further the feminisation of the male species: ‘England footballers such as Harry Kane will have restrictions imposed on heading in training…’ – yer Spurs fans will tell you our Harry’s weakness is his knees and his ancles rather than his bonce. Dementia? In fact, he’s always spoken in that strange way – something to do with his chin.

    Tony Bennett: Life is a gift even with Alzheimer’s’ (Daily Express) – I guess the footballs must have been heavier and harder back there across the pond in 1930s New York little Italy.

    In further feminisation news: ‘Prince Harry set to lose military roles’ (Express) – this comes shortly after demob-happy Harry won an apology and substantial damages from the publishers of Mail on Sunday after he sued the British tabloid newspaper for libel over claims he had turned his back on the military when he ended his royal role.

    Unemployment worries as anti-Brexit former Chancellor George Osborne loses 10% of his current jobs: ‘Osborne quits two jobs to be full-time banker’ – the Daily Telegraph surely aware of the implications of rhyming slang there.

    Myanmar coup. Leader urges street protests’ (FT) – I guess we can now add lockdown-sceptic and covid-denier to the list of crimes of Aung San Suu Kyi.

    The Sun – perhaps inadvertently – gives us a clue as why the psychopathic Matt Hancock wants more testing: ‘Covid cases lowest since Xmas

    What a result!’ exclaims the ExpressBritish vaccines lined up until 2025’ – so when we’ve been vaccinated, we all have to queue up for another… and another…?

    Or maybe not? ‘Jabs may be sent abroad before full roll out in UK’ (Times)

    Finding modern parenting a strain? The Daily Mail is handing out free laptops and the ‘i’ paper has sent out a million free school breakfasts. These are token gestures. You’ll find the main burden will fall on the taxpayer via government taking over more and more of the childrearing responsibilities formerly the domain of parents.

    And finally, the ‘i’ newspaper wins the prize for the day’s most on point example of neuro-linguistic programming, as they quote some online activist journo: ‘We exposed a Kremlin kill team. You have to be paranoid


    • Fedup2 says:

      Another good one is littleJohn in the mail having a go at ‘influencers ‘( I can only guess what That means ) who are sunning themselves in sunny places ….. next to pictures of some noble nymphet ‘sunning themselves in sunny places ‘… they have ‘washboard abs ‘ and ‘peachy derrières ‘ like that’s a good thing ….


      • Guest Who says:

        Amazingly their output also appears to alternate between cramming a pair of 36DDs into iPhone portrait format and getting upset about how they are not treated with respect.


      • Guest Who says:

        The fun part is when Newsbeat picks up a week later on a Fail story and sends a crew out.


    • Fedup2 says:

      You know when you instinctively know something isn’t right ? Well when I was a kid and played footy – the ball was made of a lead substitute and as a result I often experienced concussion after trying to head the thing ,….

      Years later – now – the ball is as light as a ping pong ball but heading is too be banned …..
      …… I’m sure a lot of those 70s/80s players suffered brain injury because the of lead ball – but now ?
      Maybe wear crashhelmets ….


      • G says:


        Wow! have you stumbled on something?

        “…… I’m sure a lot of those 70s/80s players suffered brain injury ”

        All Brexiteers?


    • Guest Who says:

      Was the last Sweeney!, elevated from the same Meccashire Gazette as Oborne and Corbyn to the glory of something that barely registers on the ABCs but gets cited by the BBC?


  5. Tabs says:

    A quick look at the 10 most read articles on the BBC News website right now:
    6x Covid articles
    2x sexual assault/harresment
    1x bashing rich people
    1x sympathy for poor people in debt

    If I had to describe the BBC with one word right now it would be “boring”.


    • JohnC says:

      In general I find BBC articles to be like mind-numbing, totally one-sided in-flight magazine articles where you want to scream halfway through.
      A bit like painting a room.
      Or is that just me ?.


  6. Fedup2 says:

    Sometimes it’s like living in alternative worlds – my favourite guardianista has written a column today about our terrible mistake of leaving the ReichEU …. we are all going to starve – it’s all going to be bad …..
    So often the ‘life of Brian ‘ what have the Romans dun for us sketch ‘ gets replayed in newspaper columns …. any way the paper allowed comments – which lack ‘diversity ‘….

    Meanwhile over on planet DT – an account of how the Helga running the EU is trying to pass blame down hill and is on the receiving end of much displeasure from her Kraut homeland …

    …. the master race have done 2 million vaccinations – and the British heading for 10 million – WTF happened ? They are asking ….
    Fortunately for brexiters the EU will keep the Helga in place as a reminder of all its ‘ faults …


    • Beltane says:

      Very true Fedup, Polly has excelled herself hasn’t she? There must be a degree of sympathy even the Guardian subs allow her while preparing her blather for the presses, but the cracks are going beyond the pancake make-up now.
      Whatever, even her partial education and reliance on the past achievements of a relative can’t sustain her increasingly transparent membership of our ‘intelligentsia’ for much longer.
      Time to put your feet up Pol. Tuscany and cool litres of Soave beckon.


  7. Guest Who says:

    Amol flying out to Mongolia to ‘report’ on green fur farmers soon?


  8. taffman says:

    \\’Nonsense’ to protect slavery statues, says TV historian//
    Do they want more statues pulled down ?
    This guy should pop out to Africa and find out where it all began and who were supplying the slaves .
    What will Boris and his ‘Heritage’ Secretary do about this ?

    At the same time we get this ………….
    “Cricket legend Ian Botham has hit out at the BBC’s army of debt collectors, who he accuses of “terrorising” over-75s into paying the TV licence fee.”
    De-fund the outfit! The fat cats at the top want their ‘Golden’ Redundancy Packages .


    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman – I can’t see why the door to door COVID inspectors can’t ‘join forces ‘ with TVL inspectors as well as plod to ‘check your thinking ‘…

      …. come to think of it ‘door to door ‘ frsudsters demanding £50 for a COVID test will make a killing in N17, EN3 , W7 ……


      • taffman says:

        ‘yoonee’ graduates want to completely undermine the pride of the people of Great Britain, especially during this time of lockdown and pandemic .
        Al Beeb must be stuffed with them, but the British people are becoming aware of this. Falling licence income and viewing figures prove it.
        There are ‘Dark’ forces at work behind this hatred of our nation. Especially more so, since the successful Brexit vote of 2016.


  9. StewGreen says:

    Local Radio : Lenny Henry trailer for Virtue Signallers Relief (Comics Relief)
    : Shappi Khorsandi trailer

    presenter ‘oh I saw that on black Twitter, the Twitter that we in the black community use’


  10. StewGreen says:

    Lincolnshire local news “Labour Says”
    “Labour Says, the compulsory quarantine hotels don’t go far enough and should be extended to 100% of countries at UK arrival”
    “The government says is not feasible”
    “over to the shadow minister”


  11. Guest Who says:

    Pesto showing those amazing bbc Comms skills…


  12. Guest Who says:

    Surely what he has is incurable?


  13. Guest Who says:

    Now, who is Emma, really?


  14. Thoughtful says:

    Compare and contrast the reports by the BBC, and the far left Labour supporting Mirror Group concerning a group of Nazis who attacked an Israeli owned weapons factory which used to be Ferranti in Oldham.




    Six Nazis were arrested for their criminal actions which they have vowed to escalate.


  15. Guest Who says:


    Given the revolving door, hardly surprising.

    Ofcom is like a BAME funeral cortège.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest who – thank you for putting that important article up -….

      It might be worth a full ‘cut and paste ‘ and put on here .

      OFCOM lays down the law – so tv producers look at a programme idea and cancel it if it fails the OFCOM checklist – similar with repeats from a time before PC .

      How much good stuff from the past is binned because it ticks an OFCOM box? We will never know

      And then there is the ‘prewarning ‘ – that little ‘disclaimer ‘ which is sometimes seen on ‘talking pictures ‘legally designed to stop the OFCOM storm troopers closing it down

      But don’t worry – be proud we live in a free country – with no censorship….


  16. Guest Who says:

    The kids the bbc and bbc contacts encounter are very different to those around here.

    But nothing like highlighting what gets attention, guys.


  17. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, the stringer for the Mecca Evening Bugle shares a funny.


  18. Fedup2 says:

    Twitter watch

    I’m cutting down again . I have to . One of the problems with social media is being exposed to loons . Yes loons . Some loon got some butter from Morrison’s . The wrapper is composed of the union flag ( produced in Eire?) so said loon tweeter says she doesn’t want her fridge to look like a brexiter shrine ‘…
    …..you can tell this loon has no humour and really means it ….
    Cutting down on full fat Twitter and BBC again methinks ….


  19. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – just waiting for the oldies to die off then we can re-join

    One or two folk on here have speculated that Covid may not have disrupted Brexit as hoped for by the BBC and other Remainers but it has helped to bump off some oldies. The standard Remainer view, promoted heavily by the BBC, is that ignorant, ill-educated, old people voted to leave the EU purely because they hate foreigners and that when enough of them are dead, calls can be made for a new EU Referendum.

    The UK will then surely vote to re-join the UK despite the cost.

    Listening to TOADY from about 6.40 a.m. today and with the 7 a.m. News especially, it felt like the BBC was fighting for Remain before June 2016 all over again. There were at least two major news items – could have been more – that were anti-Brexit.


  20. Grumbler says:

    I returned to Heathrow yesterday to avoid the upcoming hotel quarantine. I had been in the UAE which was put, without notice, on the red list. No direct flights are allowed from red list countries. However UK residents can get home via 3rd countries. We had, at substantial cost, to fly via Qatar.
    This is the first time a British government has placed a ban but not allowed residents to fly back direct, say on a few BA flights?
    If the logic is we may be COVID spreaders then why make us go through a 3rd country? This is happening all over the world to thousands of Brits.
    When we got to Heathrow we had a 4 hour wait at immigration. The queue had old people and families with toddlers. It was a real super spreader event!


    • G says:


      Hate to mention it, but had you considered a rubber dinghy?

      Hassle free and the Government come over half way to pick you up. There’s now a three or four star hotel for you this end. Don’t believe all you hear on the BBC: there’s no more Army barracks.


      • JimS says:

        “but had you considered a rubber dinghy?”

        Or a private jet? All the best Climate Activists have one.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Nah – hijack a ship – you’ll get a free exhibition of skills from the SBS and be sent on your way after a health check – you might even get a COVID jab for your troubles ….


    • Fedup2 says:

      Grumbler – welcome back …? I , too have run the biohazard that is T5 arrivals – which each time I have used it in the last 12 months – has taken my breath away ( ugh) with the lack of control – distancing – cleaning materials – helpful staff of any description and a generally frightening environment .

      I used the tube – 32 stops – and that fell healthier …

      I was trapped out of UK for 7 weeks trying to plot a cheap and quick way back direct – that’s how long it took me….. but I was lucky to have the option .


  21. Doobster78 says:

    Ever since the BBC told us we would never see snow again due to apocalyptic climate change …well …it hasn’t stopped snowing.

    BBC , they should be embarrassed, but they just front it out !!


    • Garry Lavin says:

      That’s my home area. It gets closed every year. Driving over the tops is quite something.


    • JimS says:

      According to Huffington Post this has been the coldest January ‘across Britain’ for ten years.

      And there was me thinking that it was quite mild. (kitchen invaded with garden slugs for instance).

      We had a trickle of snow last week. Two years ago we had a good four inches.

      ‘Weather’ it be hot or cold, Climate Change!


      • Lefty Wright says:

        The MSM will say or do anything if they think it will advance their utopian dream of the global village. They just appear to hate the concept of a nation state and individual thought. I’m sure their ideal would be if we all look the same and think the same.
        Ain’t gonna happen.


    • G says:

      Looks really deep. Maybe 1 to 2 inches? You can clearly see both feet of the bloke on the right. That would be a problem if you had a shovel but yet could not use it.


  22. Foscari says:

    Further to my earlier suggestions for Stormzy to rap to
    Hancocks half hour to encourage the BAME and
    and ethic communities to shoot the vaccine. For the
    extreme fundamentalist, Jewish and Muslim adherents who think that
    the vaccine may not be kosher or halal. Stormzy
    could add the verse. ” Don’t be a dork , the vacc aint got pork.”


    • Philip_2 says:

      Thanks Guest Who: That pension pot is huge. Yentob was also known as ‘two jobs’ in the BBC as he worked only a 3 day week and ran a ‘Luxury Hamper Food company’ he then (on a pay BBC rise to focus on BBC ‘arts’ programmes’ and ventured headfirst into absurd works such as ‘KIDS COMPANY ‘ to ‘re-focus’ on the BBC diversity ‘challenges’ i.e. pay increase is a big part. It is rumoured that Yentob private BBC Pension is NORTH of £2 million.

      That is because HE thinks he is ‘worth it’. They all are you know!



  23. infoquest says:

    The importance of this is remarkable, in that it is the first time [that I know of] that the BBC has criticised the EU. We have thousands of examples on this site, collected over the years, of pro-EU bias. And this clip puts all the others in the spotlight.



  24. Philip_2 says:

    BBC Removes Video That Teaches Children There Are Over 100 Genders. The BBC has removed a controversial video that taught children between the ages of 9 and 12 that there are more than 100 gender identities after parents objected to the “educational” content.

    !! No doubt the BBC ‘will be back with more absurd claims that Darwin was a sexist (or racist, climate denier, ink blotter or purveyor of ‘fake news’ and failed to address the problem of gay penguins). BBC education is doubtful.



  25. pugnazious says:

    Reaping what they sow.

    ‘NI police in talks over Brexit port ‘threats”

    The BBC can’t complain can it?…nor can the Irish government or the EU…they who recruited the IRA terrorist group to act as their proxy terror army in order to force Britain to either stop Brexit or to surrender NI to the EU’s imperial ambitions by claiming Brexit and a hard border would undermine the Good Friday Agreement and thus peace in NI…never mind the GFA said nothing about trade and border controls other than the security towers and army must go.

    What goes for the IRA goes for the Loyalist terrorists as well…put a hard border between mainland UK and NI and they’re going to kick off as the EU essentially annexes NI….the BBC knew this but never mentioned it preferring to threaten us with IRA terror, thee BBC’s, the EU’s, the Irish government’s weapon of choice…of course the IRA are heroic resistors fighing a war against oppressive occupiers…veterans of a long ‘war’ whilst the Loyalists are just nasty, Protestant killers and thugs.

    The BBC, in fact, were not at all concerned about IRA violence and terror, it was useful tool against Brexit and part of the BBC’s long held ambition to break up Britain and to destroy its power and influence in the world…making it beholden to other more powerful states….such as the EU. Divide and rule. They welcome the violence just as they welcome Muslim terror and BLM terror, not to mention the eco-terrorists.

    The BBC is the most dangerous organisation in Britain.


    • Rich says:


      Agree wholeheartedly with what you say, I’ll just add this as an aside.

      Larne is in my council area, Mid and East Antrim, and although it’s not my hometown, which is larger, I have connections to it.

      The bBbc are happy to highlight “simmering tensions” in the area in their article.


      These tensions “within the local community” are flagged up by the Sinn Fein Councillor and Group Party Leader on the council, James McKeown. The SDLP Councillor Eugene Reid gives his opinion on the matter and again mentions “raised tensions”.

      Neither of these men are from Larne, nor do they represent voters from Larne. Both men are from Nationalist parties who want a United Ireland, both are pro-EU and anti-Brexit and one is an IRA supporter. The Sinn Fein representative is the “group party leader” of a group of 2 within the council, the SDLP Councillor is his party’s sole representative.

      Mid and East Antrim Council has 40 Councillors, Larne itself has 5 elected representatives, 3 of whom are Unionists.The people of Larne elected no Nationalist Councillors.

      Of those 40, 29 are Unionist, including 2 Independents who I know personally. The rest who are not Nationalist are Alliance Party members. It’s difficult to work out where their loyalties lie although they are pro-EU.

      There are 3 Anti-Brexit Irish Nationalist Councillors in total on the council, one of whom represents an area 30 miles from Larne, another 20 miles inland. The BBC asked 2 of them for their opinion on what appeared to be an issue from within the Pro-Brexit Unionist community in a staunchly Loyalist area which voted as a constituency for Brexit in the Referendum, a community they live with but not in.

      They were as usual more than happy to give it, however They do not truly represent or speak for the majority of people in Larne. They most definitely do not understand or empathise in any way with this local Protestant, British community. They actually in fact know about as much about the Ulster Unionist mindset as my arse does about snipe shooting. And yet, the bBbc seek them out, give them their say, present their views, their agendas, as legitimate and accepted.

      The bBbc pull crap like this in nearly every article that they produce on Northern Ireland and if they do it here I can guarantee that it happens in every article about every other part of the United Kingdom on every single day.


  26. JimS says:

    The BBC pushing “Your Future’s not cancelled” via Facebook video.

    100% slammed!

    In case you are wondering, your future is to get yourself a white ho and daughter, natch!



    • pugnazious says:


      ‘Keeping you informed so you can reach your own conclusions’

      That’s the last thing they do….they have a message, many many messages, and they ram them down your throat…and if you don’t like it that’s because you’re a ‘denier’ of all ilks, a racist or a bigot or you’re just plain stupid and uneducated.

      Just love the mixed race couple at the end….black man, white woman….Black women will be really, really pissed…black men prefer lighter skinned women…..Oh god….read it and weep….in the Guardian natch

      ‘Colorism – the prejudice based on skin tone – has stunted the romantic lives of millions of dark-skinned black women, including me. We are not as valued as our lighter-skinned counterparts when seeking romantic partners, our dating pool constricted because of something as arbitrary as shoe size.

      Like other systems of racial inequality, American colorism was born out of slavery. As slave masters raped enslaved women, their lighter-skinned illegitimate offspring were given preferential treatment over their darker counterparts, often working in the house as opposed to the fields. This order has since been perpetuated by systemic racism and internalized by black people. It remains alive even now, insidiously snaking into my life.

      “It’s typical to see light-skinned black women as representing beauty in the black community and therefore being highly desirable for high-status spouses,” says Dr Margaret Hunter, who teaches sociology at Oakland’s Mills College and has studied the relationship between marriage and colorism for over two decades. Hunter sums it up like this: “Black women in general marry less than other races but darker-skinned black women marry men of lower social status than the lightest-skinned black women.”’



  27. StewGreen says:

    Via PAB : Police clearly abused their powers to wrongfully arrest, detain and strip search Rastafarian woman
    ..as ever the police complaints process failed
    She engaged Ian Gould he went all the way through the court process and got he £45K compensation.
    She deserved compensation she would have had mental torture over time not just on the day, and he’s a good lawyer so got the max
    Herts police still won’t apologise properly.
    .. Not only that but a gigantic waste of taxpayers money.
    Secondly, police abuse their powers all the time, that compensation seems excessive, people like Tommy never get that kind of payout.

    Summary : boyfriend SORN’s his Megane, and leaves it on what they consider a private road, DVLA cameras capture it, they send out bailiffs.
    She spots the bailiffs and offers to move it to her drive.
    Bailiffs refuse, she sits on the car roof as a protest.
    Police arrive and take the bailiffs side, which they didn’t have to do.
    She refused to give her name as is lawful. Police pull up “breach of the peace”. A silent protest doesn’t count as BoP
    They cart her off, they decide they are going to strip search her, which the court decided was punishment for refusing to give her name. The police excuse was that her clothes had been withheld cos she might suicide. The court said, rubbish you’d given her a blanket and she could have suicided with that. She was released after 11 hours as she hadn’t broken the law.


  28. JimS says:

    One from last week:

    Steve Hilton on Fox News suggest that Dr. Fauci, still Biden’s virus expert, ignored a research ban under Obama and shifted it to China.

    Accused, Judge, Jury and Executioner?


  29. pugnazious says:

    LOL….did the BBC leave the studio open over night and a Brexiteer slipped in and read out some real news?

    Just a bit of a flip-flop from El Beeb…when this started the BBC was all for blaming Britain and Boris but the facts on the ground I guess were just too overwhelming to ignore or brush aside as even the EU Press launched scathing attacks on the EU Commission.

    Interesting though that the BBC, so very concerned about ‘Jim’ and his mates on social media spreading dangerous misinformation as he says he’s worried about getting a vaccination…but not at all concerned about the German government telling people that one vaccine is useless for the very group it’s important to get to have the jab…and then Macron, French President no less, telling everyone the vaccine is totally useless.

    Very important, influential and massively high profile people spreading fake news, misinformation….outright lies for political purposes…not even sincerely held concerns….and the BBC just isn’t bothered….unlike of course when Trump was, falsely, accused [and still is by the BBC] of telling people to inject themselves with bleach…he never said that but the BBC were on it and filled the news with tales of his appalling crime.

    Hmmm…I know…let’s check what the BBC’s ‘Disinformation Specialist Reporter’ is saying…surely some stark condemnation of the EU’s finest?…no? No.

    Not a peep about some of the most powerful people in the world spreading total lies about the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine…..yet knowing the doubts they sow have real world effects as people refuse to be vaccinated with that jab.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Pug – thank you for posting that spoof BBC editorial – they even put the BBC logo in the top left corner ….

      But I have a theory ….

      Brillo is completing recruitment for his new TV station this week ( he says he has a large number of applicants ) . I think that editorial was an ‘audition ‘ for a job –

      And I reckon if that chap doesn’t get a new job he ll be off to the gulag reporting on wimmins football at 0400 Monday mornings…..


    • taffman says:

      The EU……….”All together one at a time”.


    • StewGreen says:

      The BBC Misinformation dept wrote
      .. “Since then, online conspiracy theories fuelled violence at Capitol Hill linked to 5 deaths

      Stop repeating crap, one death was a heart attack, another was a stroke ..those 2 were not linked to “online conspiracy theories fuelled violence”


  30. richard D says:

    Some three days ago, on the weekend thread, I ventured an opinion that Ursula von der Leyen was under attack for the EU vaccines fiasco, but that she might well escape, as an underling might be about to become very rich….. but redundant.

    And what do we see this morning ? Von der Leyen and her buddies are throwing Valdis Dombrovskis, a former Latvian PM, and von der Leyen’s deputy (Minister for Trade) right under the bus for von der Leyen’s lack of capability.

    Didn’t take that long, then.

    The BBC will probably get round to reporting on this ‘shell game’ when they’ve worked out with their EU buddies what they need to say.


    • pugnazious says:

      If she was prepared to sacrifice Ireland to save herself then some underling has no chance. About time Ireland woke up….didn’t it learn anything from the EU’s reaction during the 2008 crash and aftermath?

      ‘Here’s another little stat to chew on. The European banking crisis is just that – a European crisis. But as we know, this has not been addressed at European level. Rather, the cost has been delegated to individual countries regardless of their size or ability to pay. For instance:

      Ireland makes up 0.9 percent of the EU population
      The Irish economy makes up 1.2 percent of EU GDP

      Ok, we’re small. So how much of the entire European banking debt have we paid?

      The Irish people have paid 42 percent of the total cost of the European banking crisis.

      The European banking crisis to date has cost every individual in Ireland nearly €9,000 each. The average throughout the EU is €192 per capita. I really don’t know what you can say after that.


  31. The WestWyvern says:

    China virus project fear part VII in evidence across the anti-BBC wireless radio network this lunchtime. Various trigger words and phrases rolled out.

    New strain,
    Door to door testing,
    Stay in – don’t got out for food or exercise,
    Vaccine resistant.

    (Meanwhile the borders remain open as porous as ever)

    SAGE must has sniffed the faint signs of optimism in the air and decided that the fall in positive cases must be stopped. Boris clearly goes along with whatever they demand.

    The state propaganda machine laps it up and spits it out in the most doom laden way they can.

    Meanwhile Jeremy Swine provides an alternative outlook and shrills about home schooling.

    Enjoy the lockdown all, its not going away any time soon.


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    BBC Bosses Accused of Fiddling Over-75 TV Licence Statistics
    Clementi Block Release of BBC TV Licence Fee Collection Strategy
    Cricket Legend Botham Slams BBC Army of Debt Collectors

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    The 70 page book is packed full of information about the harassment and intimidation meted out by the BBC in the name of TV licence enforcement.


  33. Eddy Booth says:

    11 38
    Capt Tom ‘stands for us all’, Archbishop says

    “The 100-year-old charity fundraiser was taken to hospital on Sunday after being treated for pneumonia for some time and testing positive for coronavirus the week before last.”

    BBC still avoiding the families recent Barbados holiday.
    Good, so long as they treat everyone the same I guess..


  34. StewGreen says:

    The Tories tried Virtue Signalling to the LGBT limbob
    who of course then piled into the replies, with HATE against the Tories
    ..(which the Tories could have switched off it they’d thought)


    • Kaiser says:

      poor old tories still so dumb they dont realise pandering wont get them any votes from the woke , but will lose them votes from the non-woke


      • JohnC says:

        Just like the BBC who have alienated older listeners in their drive to pull in the younger audience and ended up losing both.
        Now they exist for the gullible and woke. Not very good value for 3.5 BILLION of taxpayers money


    • JohnC says:

      Incredible to think that these people who get so many articles and so much positive discrimination (which by definition means negative discrimination at people not in that group) by the BBC actually constitute only 2% of the population.


  35. Old Goat says:

    Yesterday’s UK Column was good – especially the section about the Pfizer vaccine damaging the immune system of the elderly after inoculation, thus people are dying from a viral infection whilst their resistance is low, when they may have continued to live without the vaccine. So they killed them in the care homes first time around with the virus, and now they’re doing it again with the vaccine…

    Certainly worth an hour of your time, three times a week.


  36. StewGreen says:

    Cheshire police, got this typical Quote Tweet


    • Beltane says:

      Can’t think why Dot Cotton needs to do Kissograms….


      • Fedup2 says:

        Julie has got her Unique Selling Point for the next promotion … but there might be another plod more queer than she is .. might even be coloured … checkmate …


  37. Guest Who says:

    Is ‘The Do’ taking over from Sweeney!?


  38. Guest Who says:



  39. StewGreen says:

    11pm Radio4 more Katya Adler
    in the Women gossiping show


  40. Guest Who says:

    Lewis Goodhall RTd this.

    Once you eventually get past the screed… #CCBGB


  41. s.trubble says:

    Coupled with the bBC reporting on N.Ireland /Rep IRE and Scotland/SNP it is in its simplest form an undisguised an attack on the UK.

    They are nakedly fomenting trouble, in short,. they are *hit stirrers.
    And dangerous ones.

    Their elevation of Sturgeon by way of the daily bBC “Sturgeon Show “is a matter for concern.
    In a normal world a public servant of her standing would command a position in say, a local parish council
    or third sector charity perhaps even making it to a junior management position.

    To be given that amount of airtime on a UK funded state organ is evidence enough that the bBc is well past its sell by date.

    She serves only as a dissident representing a dissenting cult.

    To the extent that it is now a clear and present danger.

    Defund/Close/Outsource…….but quickly now please.


  42. Tabs says:

    Captain Tom Moore has died “with” Covid. How many times will we see his daughter on BBC this week? I’m sure we will get to hear her thoughts on NHS underfunding, Brexit and Trump.


    • Guest Who says:


    • Oaknash says:

      BBC NEWSFLASH – his last words were “tell them they must wear masks” and “there is still time to rejoin the EU”

      Brace yourselves for prayers, candles and of course the obligitory silence. I dont actually dislike the old fellah, but he was 100, lived a rich and fulfilling life but I hate the way his family allowed him to be used as covid/NHS propaganda.


  43. Guest Who says:

    There are those of whom the BBC cannot get enough.

    AOC: Ocasio-Cortez says she is sexual assault survivor

    The Democratic politician fought back tears as she revealed her trauma during an Instagram Live.

    And the audience the BBC seeks to serve with them.

    “I just love her actions and words she is one tough lady. Her snap back at Ted Cruz was priceless when he agreed with her over GameStop, she said happy to work in partnership across the isle but you almost had me murdered last week.”

    So… AOC and Tom all month now?


  44. StewGreen says:

    Trans activist sets up Twitter burner account
    with only 10 followers he sets out to HIT his political opponent 74 year old Suffolk woman Maggie
    by tweeting a claim to Innocent Smoothies (the high sugar division of Coca Cola)


  45. Guest Who says:

    Ex BBC Newsnight anchors are doubtless exempted from Wendy’s gaze too.


  46. Sluff says:

    Reference Captain Tom’s (Sir Tom to you) death.

    1. He was a decent man. He had an idea to do his bit. He could not have foreseen not I suspect wished that the random world of powerful modern social media would have picked him up, put him on a pedestal, and raised him to stratospheric levels of virtue and celebrity.

    2. He dealt with his unexpected fame with good grace and stoicism.

    3. He was 100 and could barely walk. He was well-known and I suggest well-loved. SO HOW THE HELL DID HE CATCH THE VIRUS ????? Someone should have the book thrown at them.

    4. Further to 1 above, stand by for the cringefest as the media go overboard with their good wishes and attempts to canonise him in order to max out on the virtie-signalling. Anyone for a new Bank Holiday? A new memorial garden? Naming ceremonies for any number of planes, trains, and ships? A burial in Westminster Abbey following a state funeral?
    You just know the bandwagon will be jumped on from a great height. And the BBC will be right there.

    I suspect he just wanted a quiet life…….


    • Tabs says:

      I bet the BBC1 The One Show will be an entire Capt Tom tribute.

      You know the type of tribute when the likes of Michael Ball dedicates and sings a song for him from his soon to be released album, available online and in shops from Monday.


      • JohnC says:

        Michael Ball is a monster sized sycophant-cum-hypocrite and 100% luvvie.
        I bet he is unable to change a lightbulb on his own.


      • Rich says:


        Could be even worse though. It might be John Barrowman.


  47. digg says:

    Captain Tom Moore, I take my hat off to him and his efforts which I am sure came from a good place and his death is sad but the Press as expected has gone only one (expected) route with the story as one…

    BBC – Captain Tom Moore dies WITH Coronavirus

    Guardian – Captain Sir Tom Moore / NHS fundraiser dies after testing positive FOR Covid

    Independent – Record breaking NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore dies aged 100 after testing positive FOR Covid

    Express – Captain Tom Moore dead : NHS and war hero dies surrounded by his family after Covid battle

    Daily Mail – War hero who won nations heart to raise £3 million for NHS has died OF coronavirus.

    Not one mention in any headline that he had in fact been suffering from serious Pneumonia for some time and not one waiting for any official confirmation from the Medics that Coronavirus was the direct cause rather than his existing condition. Combine this with the obvious fact that he was 100 years old.


  48. digg says:

    I just had a two mile walk around the terraced streets in my town to get some exercise.

    Street corner after street corner had a dark dead looking closed pub that once were the hub of the people living around them.

    I also passed a high number of fast-food outlets all preparing for their evening rush of customers.

    I am struggling to see why one is dangerous and the other not so and I have been trying to weigh up the balance between the decision to kill all these businesses without a second thought rather than allow them to take measures so they could continue in business.

    I do know that many pub proprietors will never recover their businesses when and if this is over and our towns will never be quite the same again but maybe that’s the plan?


    • theisland says:

      The only possible conclusion is that the slow killing of traditional British pubs is deliberate.
      To what end?
      Possibly a move to hasten the imposition of Sharia law.
      The elites and the establishment, however, will keep their private subsidised bars (for a while at least).


      • Up2snuff says:

        Also provides lots of empty properties for mending ‘the housing shortage’, providing ‘quarantine facilities’ for travellers, etc..


  49. StewGreen says:

    For me bangingOn is boring
    TalkRadio has been unlistenable since 3pm when it’s been going on and on about Tom Moore

    Local ITVnews thank god has zero mention
    Straight into big item about the heavy snow closing Penine roads etc.
    Now Covidm


    • StewGreen says:

      Only a 5 second mention of Tom Moore in our local ITV news
      which confirms my suspicion that the Hull/Lincoln edition is mostly recorded earlier, by the same team that put out the Sheffield edition live.