354 Responses to Weekend Thread 6th February 2021

  1. JohnC says:

    Just browsing what the BBC have thrust upon us today and ended up here:
    Down’s syndrome: Mother says she wouldn’t change a thing
    Something bothered me about this article and I realised that at 2% of the population, the chances of that woman being selected at random because her baby has Downs syndrome are very small.
    What has clearly happened is that she has been selected because she is black. And they have run a story on her baby with all it’s troubles because she is black.
    It struck me as an extremely cynical and unethical thing to do. They have used her story and the tugging-heartstrings to push their agenda. The more I think about it, the more disgusting it is.


  2. pugnazious says:


  3. Lucy Pevensey says:

    This may have been covered here recently but just in case it hasn’t

    Revealed: BBC ‘Charity’ receives MILLIONS in funding from Gates Foundation



  4. pugnazious says:


    ‘What is Britishness asks Nicky Campbell on BBC’s Big Question.’

    The BBC always stirring the pot whilst deciding what ingredients go in….if they give the BBC a bad taste out they go.

    Presumably a reaction to labour’s new found patriotism….last refuge of a scoundrel I hear.

    Haven’t seen the programme but can guess the overall anti-patriot, anti-nationalist narrative….despite being choreographed by the ironically Scot. Nat. supporting Campbell.


  5. Fedup2 says:

    I wonder which passport mr Campbell will get – a Scottish one or a british one ? When his glorious day comes … and maybe he will be applying for a ‘work visa ‘ to be in England ….

    .. by then – though – the BBC will at least be broken up or ‘and privatised ….


  6. Docmarooned says:

    Campbell is a dick and always has been. He was at university the same time as I was. A particular highlight forever vivid is of my brother thumping him at a party where he was practicing for his future as a thoroughly obnoxious asshole.


  7. Fedup2 says:

    I’m guessing that the BBC ‘Sunday ‘ programme chose not to cover the comments made by a coloured queer Cof E trainee vicar about ‘captain Tom ‘ – nor the response 18000 signatures to a petition to sack him nor the letter from Cof E supporters for said racist coloured queer – Britain hating trainee vicar ….


  8. Guest Who says:

    Even for CNN…


    • StewGreen says:

      That red symbol at the top left of the tweet, denotes it is ADVERTISING on behalf of libmob.


  9. taffman says:

    “Napier Barracks: Police release photographer without charge”
    “He was questioned on suspicion of criminal damage, but the arrest prompted questions in Parliament concerning press freedom.”
    The police should have arrested the demonstrators for criminal damage not the photographer.


    • StewGreen says:

      @Taffman “demonstrators for criminal damage not the photographer.”
      If you look at the photographer’s tweets and others about his old interactions with police, you can see he is an activist, rather than mere observer. So the police decision to arrest him was not a surprise. He seems to be using his presspass as a shield.


  10. digg says:

    Story Breaking in the USA but don’t expect it to be on the BBC 6pm news…

    Ilhan Omar’s campaign contributed nearly 80% of political payments to husband’s consulting firm

    Consulting firm E Street Group received more than $3.7 million in campaign spending



  11. StewGreen says:

    Emma Barnett for a few seconds strays from the gangs line
    by daring on Woman’s Hour to ask about Woman imams.
    and SayeedaWarsi condems her
    The pile on against Barnett in the replies and quote tweets appears to be from 500-1000 Islam supporters

    Just caught up with this and really disappointed that @BBCWomansHour managed to turn a historic positive moment @MuslimCouncil into such a bizarre and ill informed line of questioning
    Full credit @ZaraM01 (MCB boss) for her calm collected professional responses to silliness

    Emma ‘ congratulations of being appointed as a female top Muslim spokesman, what is the situation like for other women, are there any female imams ?
    There aren’t are there ?”
    … no real answer was given


    • StewGreen says:

      Did you see the BBC make a fuss in 2007 when the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain was launched with a female leader Maryam Namazie ?
      And has always had a high representation of female spokes-people

      but now MCB did
      libmob are like “ooh isn’t this progressive”


    • Banania says:

      One of those fights when you want both sides to lose.


  12. Guest Who says:

    Via Facebook, BBC ‘editorial integrity’ at its most venal.


    Why are the BBC intent on trying to ‘Imply’ Racism when there is none with headlines like this. Are they trying to shame players for not ‘Taking the Knee’


    England 6-11 Scotland: Scottish Rugby backs players who did not kneel




  13. StewGreen says:

    Jewish-News makes astounding claims
    They found “extremely high” infection rates of 64 percent across the strictly Orthodox community, with 75 percent infected in some demographics such as secondary school students and working age men.
    also found infections peaked during early March 2020, before the first national lockdown, and “fell sharply”

    No wonder they are not afraid of the big weddings
    if they have all basically already had it.
    Samples seems to be 200 blood samples from 500 households


    • Dave S says:

      I am beginning to wonder if the real covid peak was in the first 3 months of the year and it spread before the lockdown. The recent resurgence is because that is what such viruses do in the winter. Little testing took place in the first quarter unlike the last one.


  14. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    For all the wokerati.
    Another one to chuck into the nearest river.

    “Looking for statues and the like of those who have caused misery, death and suffering to mankind”
    Pop into Highgate Cemetery where you will find a large stone figure of someone whose politics has caused hundreds of millions of deaths.
    You can easily find it by following your nose to the unwashed smelly druggie air around a bunch of filthy woke hippies alongside high rankers from Chinese, Russian and other dictatorships.

    clue. It’s not Adolf (him responsible for the spat* between us and Germany in ‘39)
    *I think that’s what it’s now called (by the bbbc)

    The second World Spat.


  15. Guest Who says:

    This should get the girls at the BBc excited.

    And the women.


  16. StewGreen says:

    Labour’s Coventry South Parliamentary candidate Zarah Sultana 26 abuses Jews for being white
    The Labour candidate for Coventry South repeatedly used racial slurs to brand Jewish students as “YT” (whitey) and “the white woman” while studying at Birmingham University.

    In one Facebook post directed at a Jewish student, Ms Sultana, who sat on the national executive of Young Labour and the national executive of the National Union of Students, wrote: “I can’t believe this YT thinks she can represent us.”

    ‘YT’ is often used in a pejorative manner by people who wish to stress their own non-white heritage.


    • Guest Who says:

      A Labour MP more than a few dried fruit shy of a muesli bar, but given a pass because ‘diversity’.

      Long may Surkeer and the BBC champion such representatives of their failed ambitions.


  17. Guest Who says:

    The difference is the BBC knows it is Teflon.


  18. pugnazious says:

    There is no snow

    There is no snow

    There is no snow

    It’s a huge lie by anti-vaxxers who want to stop you going to vaccination centres and climate deniers who spread wicked lies about global warming not happening. An evil cabal of conspiracy theorists spreading misinformation…..Marianna Spring is onto them!


    • Guest Who says:

      She is excited. For sure. Oodles.


    • Up2snuff says:

      I wonder what the Horror Bin known as Roger has his thermostat set at today? A Global Warming preventing 12°C ? Oh, silly me! He probably has air-source and ground-source heat pumps in his detached house with a Solar Panel driven-not-today (too cloudy) electric boiler to back them up.

      Plus chimneys and fire grates in the lounge and dining room for that nice cosy log fire – of a sustainable-source dried wood from Waitrose – as the evening chill sets in.


  19. Dobyns says:

    Never to be covered in any MSM much less al beeb. …


  20. Guest Who says:

    What does that even mean?


  21. Guest Who says:



  22. Laughing at Lefties says:

    Something’s clearly wrong with this image. Look at the corner behind the squatter-in-chief. If the picture is genuine, he’s clearly on a set as I suggested previously.



  23. Guest Who says:

    Golly, who would have imagined?


    • JohnC says:

      The comments on IMDB are very obviously all from gay people.
      Good to see the BBC spend so much of our money to satisfy the 2% of the population who are gay.
      What a shame everything else for the other 98% is absolute woke rubbish.


  24. StewGreen says:

    6:35pm local BBC news
    Indian reporter’s item
    “You know them Indian farmers protests in India
    – Here’s a Hull Indian woman who is concerned, cos her family were farmers in India
    – Here’s a Hull Indian social worker woman who is concerned
    – Here’s Hull Lincolnshire farmers union woman in a solidarity protest”

    … Hang on “workers”, those look like kids at a small Green Dream project

    Oh The Farmworkers Alliance, seem like a front group for Climate/ food poverty activists
    .. Oh by coincidence the reporter is the local journo union rep


    • StewGreen says:

      The Hull social worker, is actually a Sikh religion teacher and lefty activist


    • JohnC says:

      lol – look at them. They are all students.
      None of the tools have any dirt on them at all.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew – from my limited exposure to bbc news I’ve noticed how important the bbc takes Indian farmers – for a bit it didn’t click – but then I realised the relatives are here – also all those benefits cheques sent back to the home country will have an impact …


  25. Guest Who says:

    The BBC grievance hotline is nothing if not consistent.


  26. Guest Who says:

    DISCLAIMER: Have a bucket ready.


    • StewGreen says:

      Nope, I don’t have to open that thread
      and I am not going to.
      I already know their world.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I agree – not for me – they think they can bring down the legitimate president – change election results and walk on water . They’ll be awarding each other luvvie medals of no value apart from to their bank balances …..


  27. StewGreen says:

    now “Mote moorland fires, due to factors like climate change”
    … Bias is mentioning some factors and not others.
    … Most of those fires are started by someone
    ..idiots having BBQs , idiots on backyard trials bikes etc.


  28. Jack in the Green says:

    Seamless transition (forgive the pun) between ski Sunday and antiques road show re lgbt agitprop. You could not make it up. Swop channels. Same message. Same time. Wow – what a mindset!


  29. Deborah says:

    I was going to compliment the BBC on the Sunday evening show of songs from the musicals. I had thought after nearly a year, the BBC has given thought to providing something uplifting and entertaining. I thought I might not stay with it especially as the sound and the lips didn’t seem to be in sync. However I have just heard the title song from 6. Shall I just say I don’t think it will stand the test of time but presumably aimed at attracting a young audience. Song 4 and it is dreadful, a the black lady singing is awful. Off switch will be deployed now.


  30. StewGreen says:

    Polish cafe in Manchester that dared to open their business.
    A policeman punches the owner in the face.

    All the main accounts tweeting about it
    JHB outraged
    Norman Brenna complains it’s a short clip
    2m20s clip combines the in-cafe scene with the punch scene outside

    I think there is a lockdown resistance campaign in Poland
    and some Polish cafe owners here might be in the same campaign.

    (As ever early reporting here , gives us some context against the BBC report later)


    • Fedup2 says:

      wearing my judge fed up hat if I’d been plod I’d have told the people in that crowded to disperse and if they refused I’d have used the spray on them –
      What happened outside is a different matter . I cannot believe so many people would be in such a small space in the current circumstance s

      Time for the Start the week thread …


      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew – I meant to ask – what do you think of that clip ? If I was a plod I would not have wanted to go into that cafe ….


        • StewGreen says:

          The policeman lost it, and police are not suppose to lose it.
          There is a GMpolice statement

          “This incident happened whilst a 38-year-old man was being arrested on suspicion of assault of an emergency worker and resisting arrest.”

          There are no mention of police injuries
          I don’t have to have firm view right now
          It’ll come out in the wash I guess.


          • Fedup2 says:

            There is bound to be CCTV outside that cafe – and if the cop punched him – even during ‘resisting arrest ‘ he ll be up for charges …. but that cafe – ? When I have not been out for days ? Not right – perhaps the council can close it ….


  31. pugnazious says:


    LOL….waiting, waiting for the BBC’s thoughts ala Maitlis who denounced a previous Australian cartoon for being racist when it absolutely was not…..

    ‘”Little brown girl”: Australian Biden-Harris cartoon sparks furore

    A cartoon in Australia’s biggest national newspaper drew condemnation on Friday as being racist for portraying U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden describing his new running mate, Kamala Harris, as “this little brown girl.”

    The cartoon by Johannes Leak in Rupert Murdoch’s The Australian newspaper, known for its conservative views, depicted a beaming Biden saying Harris, the first Black woman on a major-party national ticket, would help “heal a nation divided by racism” while he went “for a lie-down.”

    “It’s offensive and racist,” Andrew Giles, an Australian Labor politician and shadow cabinet minister, said on Twitter.

    But The Australian’s editor-in-chief, Christopher Dore, stood by the cartoon, saying Leak was mocking Biden’s own words.

    “The words ‘little black and brown girls’ belong to Joe Biden, not Johannes, and were uttered by the presidential candidate when he named Kamala Harris as his running mate yesterday; he repeated them in a tweet soon after,” Dore said in a note to the newspaper’s staff, provided to Reuters by Murdoch’s News Corp.

    Biden had tweeted on Thursday, regarding his choice of Harris as his vice presidential candidate: “This morning, little girls woke up across this nation — especially Black and Brown girls who so often may feel overlooked and undervalued in our society — potentially seeing themselves in a new way: As the stuff of Presidents and Vice Presidents.”

    Dore said, “The intention of Johannes’s commentary was to ridicule identity politics and demean racism, not perpetuate it.”‘

    Maitlis hasn’t commented yet….too busy selling Sweat shirts I guess……buy yours here….get a free Sopel thrown in and no idea who the guy in the hat is…




    • Fedup2 says:

      I wonder if anyone will keep an eye on the false presidents ‘ public appearances ? How many ‘live ‘ questions he takes ? How often he is in a ‘spontaneous ‘ situation ?

      I’ve got a feeling he is going to stay in the bunker or be like chancey Gardner in “being there ‘( I like to watch )…..


  32. taffman says:

    More global warming……………………..


    • pugnazious says:

      New York getting twice the normal snow….

      ‘The latest inch count will help put New York on track for one of its snowiest seasons.

      “We’re at twice the normal so far,” Kines said, noting that there have been 28 inches of snow this winter instead of the usual 14 inches of accumulation.’

      Thank god for global warming…New York would be buried otherwise.


  33. StewGreen says:

    New thread opened


  34. Laughing at Lefties says:

    Re the Oval Office coming apart – apparently there’s a ‘secret door’ in that corner (so not that secret, after all) which could explain it. I should have checked before posting and in fact if true then it refutes the idea of it all being filmed on a set since there’d be no benefit to them rebuilding it with the hatch included. Plenty of much better evidence and testimony out there to support the idea that what we’re being presented by the media in the US isn’t actually what’s happening, not least the media’s own history of lies.