333 Responses to Start the Week Thread 1st March 2021

  1. Guest Who says:

    One for the next Americast?

    Or still on naming renaming houses after PR company fronts?

    Do BS and Booty have little angels… ‘in the system’?


    • Guest Who says:

      Might be a spoof.

      Might not.

      If the latter, assume all of BBC NA BS, Emily and their gal Spingster go nowhere near.

      Maybe… mocking a young woman for the lolz? White, luckily, or there would be hell to pay.


  2. JohnC says:

    So according to the BBC the UK government is now in a race against time to track down a single carrier of the Brazilian version of the virus. With an implied disaster waiting for the world if this figure I envisage dressed in black manages to reach the Queen or something before they are caught.
    It’s all like a really bad movie.


  3. Guest Who says:

    BBC seeking a tie up soon?

    Or June nixed it due to the troubling choice of main character?


  4. StewGreen says:

    Georgia State : unreported insurrection


  5. StewGreen says:

    Where the Greta did the BBC get its idea
    to front its agenda pushing campaign with a vulnerable young woman to use as a shield against criticism ?

    And used the ambush name “anti-Disinformation”
    for campaigning that so often actually spreads disinformation.


    • Guest Who says:

      Certainly the results of using Femi or Champion to front anything certainly must have been learning experiences.

      Other than for TV producers, though what Femi still offers in the green room is beyond imagination.

      Still chortling at the latest incarnation of ‘fact checking’ that is an assembly of the mediocre and laughable, including the BBC, as well as using ‘trust’ in the same press release.


  6. StewGreen says:

    Schedule change tonight
    7:35pm Citizen Khan was scheduled
    but last weeks Panorama got bumped by Covid stuff so it is on instead.

    It’s kind of worthy, but i think its been done before.

    “Panorama hired a garage & filled it with rubbish before asking a licensed company to collect it
    Little did the company know that the programme team had hidden trackers inside some of the items


  7. Guest Who says:



  8. StewGreen says:

    On Tuesday there is a Panorama kind of doco on BBC1
    actor David Harewood doing one of his two racebaiting progs this week


    • Guest Who says:

      Given BBC do love their stats, might be fun to pop in an FOI of numbers of lady MDs of Indian Subcontient who swing high profile onscreen gigs on the BBC as a % of the medical profession.

      Especially ones who do appear easy on the eye in a pair of jeans.

      If moody.

      A subset question on those also Labour MP or aspiring Labour MP juggling dual surgery duties, motherhood as well as lurking in W1A a lot doubtless exempted because… BBC.


      • StewGreen says:

        Well it’s almost 84 hours since her last BBC cheque

        Last week she tweeted
        But our progress on genetics, medicine and modelling has been astounding. Join me and the brilliant @DoctorChrisVT + @xandvt
        Thursday at 9pm on @BBCTwo for a Horizon special on “What We Know Now”.


    • Jagman84 says:

      A lack of vitamin D, due to their skin hue and living in a part of the world not renowned for extended periods of natural sunlight? That’s probably not the answer that they were looking for. It’s likely why care home inmates are also at a much greater risk.


  9. Guest Who says:

    Person of no name who used to work for person of no obvious significance in House Journal clickbait attempt to get Beeboids excited.


    • Guest Who says:

      In my defence, the lower panel is not visible until link posted.

      Most still stands.


  10. G.W.F. says:

    Just listened to the MPs praising the wonders of the BBC and its perfect funding in the debate on the Licence fee.



  11. Guest Who says:

    Just had my latest Rube punt that leaves one in no doubt the nexus of weevils that exist in the politico-media infirmament.



    Remember when the PM said we should Build Back Better?
    It’s time to make that mean something.

    Wednesday is the last budget before the UK hosts the COP26 climate summit in November.

    That’s why ex-BBC non-government MP Clive Lewis and BBC poster girl non-government MP Caroline Lucas have joined forces to lead a collection of folk who didn’t win an election on setting out a bold agenda which could, a fave word, transform our country.


    Doubtless soon to be massively bigged up, covered and then edit highlighted for ages after by their mates in the BBC who think they speak for the country. Or should. Suck it up, taxpayers!


  12. StewGreen says:

    Claim that there are too few black football managers
    … I see that Sheffield Wednesday have just appointed one who was managing Doncaster


  13. Fedup2 says:

    The BBC cuts off the government briefing so that it can do the weather and 6pm news – which led with the story of an old man being moved from one hospital to another
    Then they cut and pasted a koonsberg question from thr cut off briefing W.T.F?


  14. Guest Who says:

    Vile sets them up. Retweets.


    • Sluff says:

      Second to the NHS in terms of an untouchable saintly modern religion immune to sensible critique.


    • JimS says:

      Simple, a person pushing a bicycle is a cyclist and is as such subject to the Road Traffic act.

      They must obey all road signs and signals and are not allowed to use zebra crossings to cross the road or ride or push their bikes on pavements, unless markings and signs indicate otherwise. (Incidentally it is illegal for a pedestrian to walk across the zig-zag markings).

      Vine is always pushing for new laws, he could try following the existing ones!


  15. StewGreen says:

    Timeout errors came up a couple of times today
    AFTER I had posted
    I switched to another tab and loaded the login page
    but it showed that my posts had actually gone through OK, anyway.


  16. Kaiser says:


    Why is men’s football less LGBT+ inclusive than the women’s game?

    Mrs K tells me its mainly the butch ones that ones are interested in sport

    another female friend who was keen on playing had trouble staying with a team , because all the lesbians would go out with each other and then refuse to pass the ball to each other when they broke up, leaving 2/3 of the team refusing to pass to each other


  17. Sluff says:

    It was the Z team on the BBC 6 pm news, so max doom and gloom.
    Pass the razor blades. It was Fiona ‘head shaking undertaker’ Bruce and Laura Doomsberg..

    On a day of good news with excellent, new, vaccination effectiveness data from PHE, the news first item was the Duke of Ed’s continuing illness and then on to the headline story of…errr…..ONE unknown Brazilian variant Covid case.

    You just know the BBC are just dying for the vaccination programme to founder on a resistant variant. They just cannot wait. They are beside themselves in anticipation.

    We got all the way to 6.11 pm by which time Mrs S beat me to the off switch.


    • NCBBC says:

      You just know the BBC are just dying for the vaccination programme to founder on a resistant variant. They just cannot wait. They are beside themselves in anticipation.

      Its a sign of the insanity in the BBC when it does not realise that their eagerness and glee to see a vaccine fail, can be seen by others.


      • Banania says:

        Plenty of old people have been dying after being “vaccinated”. Does that count as failure for the BBC?


  18. NCBBC says:

    Meet Some Members of BBC’s Anti-Israel Cabal
    Inside the malevolent coverage of the Jewish state.


    The BBC cut its teeth in malevolent coverage of Israel. Israel could nothing right. The Palestinians could nothing wrong as they bombed their way through birthdays dos for little girls.


  19. digg says:

    One of Biden’s first actions was to remove Trumps bar to the election of a Nigerian Lady Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to the Director -General of the WTO….


    What could go wrong?

    Her first two demands?

    1. Western nations should give away supplies and technology around Covid Vaccine to third World and emerging Countries.

    2. There needs to be tougher restrictions on fishing quotas around the World to benefit less advanced nations and fisheries in general.

    My Take with 1… good luck with the EU
    and for 2… Good luck with China….

    Or will they be given a pass so that only white “Nationalist” Countries obliged to comply?

    The BBC obviously love this trend…



  20. Fedup2 says:

    Funny how the BBC is not interested in certain aspects of MPs lives – such as expense claims – one queen of socialism claimed from a £269? Pair of apple ear pods – complete with petsonal engraving . £81k is just not enough


  21. Guest Who says:

    There is milking it… and then there is taking the piss.

    Hope all those aspiring youngsters are so inspired.


    • StewGreen says:

      Marianna is bragging
      but the normal BBC line is “how dare those righty media comment , don’t the know you are not supposed to do that after charging, cos it might prejudice a trial”
      I guess here the offence is minor so only subject to a magistrate not a jury.


  22. Fedup2 says:

    Roy Greenslade – leading journo – mirror – sun – guardian – bbc – turns out to be an active supporter of the IRA – should we be surprised ?
    Mr greenslade agreed with the IRA killing civilians for’ the cause ‘- I wonder if he has good life insurance …?


  23. StewGreen says:

    Rob Burley doing FakeNews gymnastics to justify the BBC’s false headline that before Scottish Labour there has never been an ethnic minority party leader in Britain.

    according to the Government – not Politics Live! – Jews aren’t an ethnic group in the UK.
    ..His claim is completely false


    • StewGreen says:

      Rob gets a kicking in the Quote Tweets as well


      • Nibor says:

        What`s a non practising Jew ?

        Both Karl Marx and Disraeli were … Jews who didn`t adhere to their faith .

        But if Jews aren`t a race , then the Nazis didnt commit genocide .


  24. taffman says:

    “Llangollen heritage railway operator goes into receivership”
    A sad bit of news for Wales & the rest of UK for St Dai’s day.
    No doubt, partially thanks to lockdown mania.


    • Dave S says:

      I believe there were problems therefor some time so not necessarily. However the entire railway movement is under real threat now.


  25. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV

    BBC St David’s night programming
    except at 10pm when the have for some reason put a Gaddafi documentary.

    BBC1 has your drag show stuff
    whereas BBC2 is completely different
    9pm-10:30pm Eddie Izzard special

    9pm Channel4 has a Max Clifford doco about the powerful perv


    • NISA says:

      Re Izzard – I understand the programme was a recording of a 2014 live performance. Izzard bearded, impeccably (male) suited, but built up heels.
      Following Izzard’s recent announcement, the BBC had maybe had to revise the subtitles to regender him as she.
      The vast audience were rocking at his every utterance, but this miserable old sod, never managed a smile (I really watched hoping to enjoy the billed surrealism)


  26. StewGreen says:

    Is Zurcher OK ? He hasn’t tweeted for 21 hours
    He had been keeping up a constant torrent of anti-Trump tweets.


  27. JimS says:

    The BBC likes to give voice to those with Scrabble-residue names who somehow think that now that they have been able to get north of the Tropic of Cancer they are entitled to blame the melanin-deficient for all the wrongs in the world and slavery in particular.

    Why do these people never get asked what their ancestors got up to, perhaps things like raping, pillaging and exterminating the neighbouring tribe, which if they weren’t ‘over here’ they would probably still be doing given half a chance?

    I was looking at a pair of ‘then and now’ pictures taken at my old school. A complete change from 100% indigenous Britons to 100% Pakistani-heritage. We are told that we should be guilty about our colonial past yet at no time in any colony did our ancestors outnumber the indigenous people. Yet in parts of Britain the replacement of the indigenous people is complete. That isn’t even being colonised, it’s genocide.


  28. taffman says:

    “During a visit to a school in Stoke-on-Trent, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK had one of the “toughest border regimes anywhere in the world”
    I can think of one border that is leaking like a sieve. Someone is in denial?
    Why are we paying the French Millions £££ for their navy to patrol our Channel border ? Where is the Royal Navy ? Where are all the Tory MPs?
    Various news broadcaster are harping on about the serious housing shortage in the UK and we – that’s our present government – import more people from France while they block our fish exports .
    We are being treated with contempt.
    I smell a rat.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      It was a typo. Boris meant “one of the toughest boarder regimes anywhere in the world”. He was talking about private boarding schools.


  29. Twin_Town says:

    Good to see looking after our own interests for once, but there had to be an ulterior motive… and bang there it is – say how mean and nasty the government is ????


    Sorry about ruining your weekend guys if you are English rugby fans ???????? happy dewi sant’s day from the twin town ????????


    • taffman says:

      They can’t afford the foreign aid any more.
      They have hefty 4 Star Hotel bills to pay in the UK instead. All because the army camps are not good enough for the ‘little cherubs’ that are shipped across the Channel from France .
      When I say “they” I mean us , the taxpayer.


  30. Fedup2 says:

    A cut. And paste from the DT

    The BBC has become embroiled in an anti-Semitism row after debating whether Jews can be viewed as an ethnic minority.

    Benjamin Cohen, CEO of Pink News, accused the BBC of producing “offensive” content following a debate on Politics Live where they were invited to discuss whether Jews are a minority.

    Following his appearance on the show, Mr Cohen tweeted: “I’ve just been on the BBC’s Politics Live where the BBC literally just asked four non-Jews if they agreed with me that Jews are an ethnic minority. Imagine if I was black and four white people were asked to judge if I was a member of an ethnic minority. It would be as offensive.”

    The panel was made up of Tory MP Lee Rowley, Labour life peer Lord Wood, Miatta Fahnbulleh from the New Economics Foundation, and the Spectator columnist Kate Andrews.

    The panel were asked if Jews should be included in the forthcoming Census as a separate category, while Mr Cohen also questioned what he deemed to be a “bizarre suggestion” by the show’s host, Jo Coburn, about whether Jews do not require “recognition in the same way as others”, due to their political success.

    He continued: “Just to add that all of the panel gave fine answers to the ridiculous question and some of them have specifically got in touch with me about it.”

    Following the show, David Baddiel, the comedian and author, tweeted a screenshot of a passage from his new book, Jews Don’t Count. “Money doesn’t protect you from racism,” the page reads.

    It comes after the Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner, tweeted on Saturday that the new Scottish Labour leader, Anas Sarwar, was “the first ever ethnic minority leader of a political party anywhere in the UK”.

    Mr Cohen responded at the time: “I guess Jews don’t count Angela? You were first elected in a general election fought by a Jewish Labour leader.”

    Last year Andrew Murray, who was a senior adviser to Jeremy Corbyn, said the former Labour leader had failed to empathise with British Jews because they are “prosperous”.

    Mr Murray insisted Mr Corbyn was “empathetic”, but with those in society who are “at the bottom of the heap”.

    Following an investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission into anti-Semitism within the Labour Party, Mr Corbyn claimed: “The scale of the problem was also dramatically overstated for political reasons by our opponents inside and outside the party, as well as by much of the media.” The comments resulted in his suspension from the party.

    A BBC spokesman said: “We invited Benjamin Cohen on to the programme to discuss his tweet which objected to Angela Rayner’s assertion that Anas Sarwar was the first ethnic minority leader of a political party in the UK. The discussion reflected the fact that many official ethnic minority monitoring forms do not include a category for Jews.

    “The programme covers a variety of topics so our panel is not constructed specifically to address one story, but we ensured that Mr Cohen’s contributions were given appropriate prominence during this discussion. Our presenter was not sharing her own view or saying whether this was the correct view, but her job is to explore why people see things the way they do.” ENDS

    As a non Jew I’ve often considered that the BBC has no time for Jews – but gives free rein to ‘approved ‘ groups – namely queers and Muslims and greens – who live without fault and get an uncritical support all the time .


  31. StewGreen says:

    Remember the R4 series accusing Britain of Fascism
    TCW has two wordy articles about the first 2 episodes



    A throw away line at the end says

    If you can’t get enough national self-hatred, you can listen to The News Quiz on Radio 4, where Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell just referred to Nelson as ‘a tiny little imperialist’,
    .. and last night Lucy Worsley was on BBC One exploring ‘the dark side of the Blitz spirit’.


  32. digg says:

    The BBC appear to be playing another variation on the game of gotcha with the government. Instead of going for sound bites from the now well known medical experts they seem to be trawling universities to dredge up any expert who has any title that can be linked to medical science to spout theories. So we now see Dr. Joe Blogs from Birmingham uni then Dr Jack Jones from Cardiff uni then Harry Smith from Little Snottingham uni all coming up with finger wagging threats loaded with gloom.

    They are getting desperate as this ridiculous and tortuous pantomime goes into its end game.


    • Deborah says:

      Watching Look North where there seems to be a different virologist, or Professor of this or that sort of medicine vaguely linked with covid on every time I switch on, I have been asking myself what do these people do, why are the universities employing them and are the BBC asking on a different one each night to get the answers they want?


  33. StewGreen says:

    Harras latest in a string of campaign articles against the Coking Coal mine
    made a claim that ambassadors are against the project.

    The contradiction is although UK really spent hundreds of billions Green folly
    most other countries ignore the Paris agreement


  34. StewGreen says:

    Montford detailing how “fact checking” is just PR speak for a hitjob against articles that contradict libmob’s dogma



  35. StewGreen says:

    Seen elsewhere : The UK Government is Complicit in Mass Child Abuse for its Shocking Failure to Tackle Female Genital Mutilation
    An essay summarising the situation



    • Rich says:


      Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has recently equated sex-change surgery on “transgender” children to FGM while interviewing Biden-nominee for the post of US Assistant Secretary of Health, Dr Rachel Levine. It would be interesting to know of any British politician’s view on this, especially that of any Conservative MP.

      Dr Levine is transgender, as a quick look at their appearance makes abundantly clear, and advocates that children be allowed to question their gender when as young as three, to begin gender reassignment treatment at a similar age and to have surgery if possible pre-puberty. How any child is able to decide any of this at such a vulnerable and impressionable or how any sane adult can in anyway condone this is beyond me.

      Yet the Democrats want to put such an individual into a position of unquestioned responsibility with influence over the nation’s young. Dr Levine made their transition in 2011 at the age of 54, having been married and after having fathered two children. It was very much their choice, they decided for themselves, no coercion or mad manipulation.

      It’s worth watching the interview on YouTube, and having a quick scan of the subsequent reporting of it in the media, to see that while Dr Levine doesn’t have anything to counter the Senator’s assertions they sadly are probably correct in thinking that in the current political climate they don’t really need to, the complicit media and compliant politicians are on their side, cowards one and all.

      The argument put forward by Senator Paul makes perfect sense to me and could prove to be an idea that gains momentum amongst an American public already becoming weary of the Democrat desire to dominate and destroy. It seems unlikely however that any mainstream politician would dare to suggest it here. They should.


  36. StewGreen says:

    Channel 4 has announced that it has severed professional ties with SAS: Who Dares Wins’ chief instructor Ant Middleton ahead of any future series.
    “Following a number of discussions Channel 4 and Minnow Films have had with him in relation to his personal conduct,
    it has become clear that our views and values are not aligned and we will not be working with him again,”
    C4 explained in a statement.

    Middleton has recently made a series of controversial remarks. Last year, he was forced to apologise after
    seemingly equating BLM to the far-right English Defence League
    , and he was also blasted for a video he posted telling fans to “get out there” amid the coronavirus pandemic.


  37. StewGreen says:

    Nurses Unions and Dispatches made a doco on Monday about their members working with Covid
    I guess that in tense situations in hospital patients do end up swearing at nurses etc.
    It’s not that they hate the nurses.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Could it be, Stew, that there is a resentment building up over near continual Lockdown being in place to save the NHS – not once but twice – the media constantly telling us that the hospitals are overwhelmed but not checking whether they really are and, to top it all, doctors and nurses can do photo ops and record dances and songs for TikTok or YouTube?


  38. JohnC says:

    Just scanning the BBC front page and this little gem stood out:
    ‘Taylor Swift criticises Netflix show for ‘deeply sexist joke”
    Just read how seriously the BBC report her tweet. It’s their new favourite propaganda source. It includes the classic ‘Some Swift fans even called for a boycott of the series.’. How many BBC ?. 2 ?. 2000 ?.
    They can directly link to the selected tweet (with the line The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.’ underneath) and we are one click from any extreme woke, totally one-sided story they want us to read but could never get away with themselves.
    They are out of control on a post-Brexit, post-Trump spite fuelled crusade. Where is the watchdog ?.


  39. JimS says:

    Jenny McCartney reviews Jordan Peterson’s new book on UnHerd.

    She says, “…it is difficult to comprehend how his latest book reportedly had a number of junior employees at Penguin Random House Canada protesting, and even becoming tearful, at the decision to publish it. ”

    A few years ago I had a similar happening, that I didn’t understand. I have a younger male relative whose life wasn’t going too well, not helped by bouts of depression that had him on medication. The only people that he appears to listen to are student or ex-student ‘friends’ who, to a person, are all political activists, who ‘love’ everyone so much that they ‘hate’ or want to ‘smash’ half the population, (most likely including themselves).

    He appears to have a built-in disdain for his older relatives and won’t take any advice from them, even on how to mix a cake.

    Well I suggested to him that he watch some of Jordan Peterson’s lectures. I know that Peterson is into mythology, as is my relative. To my mind Peterson doesn’t tell people what to do but how to do it, he gives you the tools but you get to decide what to make.

    My Penguin Books moment! Imagine telling the late-Ian Paisley that the Pope was right! I couldn’t believe the outpouring of hatred for Peterson. Not a word had been read, not a video watched, this man was the anti-christ of leftism and beyond the pale!

    Actually most of the articles that I have read about Peterson are exactly like this, they all quote other critical articles yet none ever seem to have looked for themselves. The classic Cathy Newman interview was basically, “I have been told that you…”, not “What did you mean when I read…”.


  40. AsISeeIt says:

    Race to trace as we play keepy uppy with the newspaper frontpages

    Calling all cars! The giveaway paper – formerly distributed at railway stations for people who were formerly communters – Metro, continues to echo the hue and cry emergency APB (All Points Brazillian?): ‘Race to trace Brazilian Mutant carrier

    This supposed national emergency is left once again to our newspaper cartoonists to mock: ‘Persistent keepy uppy. That’s a definite symptom of the Brazil varient of Covid‘ – says the worried parent watching through a window a boy in the confined space of a concrete patio obsessively practising his football skills (penned by Matt in the Telegraph)

    Shush, do you hear that silence? It’s the left-of-centre voices condemning Boris for closing the school playing fields… well, those that Thatcher didn’t sell off.

    But we do hear: ‘Royals should open their parks to the public‘ – that’s Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in the ‘i‘.

    One grows tired of these republicans who demand the Royals give up this tax advantage or that privilege. Please just express your republicanism and tell us who it is you want for President? Is it Tony Blair by any chance? I’m a monarchist, although might reconsider when it comes to Charles III, and sadly my best picks for President are no longer available. Both Johnny Noakes and Fred Dibnah are now errecting scaffolds in the heavens.

    The ‘i‘ would have you believe it stands for political independence but its headlines parrot the official government lines: ‘Vaccines cut risk of serious illness by 80%‘ and its commentators spout lefty diatribes: ‘Harewood: scandal of health racism in Britain‘ – this is actor (and that occupation presumably qualifies him) David Harewood fresh from a Times interview last week: [He] has developed a sideline in documentaries revealing uncomfortable truths about Britain‘ – good for him: ‘Now the British star of Homeland is back with an investigation into why he is three times more likely to die from Covid than a white man of the same age‘ (Times interview by Sathnam Sanghera)

    Don’t it always seem to go… as Joni Mitchell once sang… and why is it that every promising bright new Enviromental proposal or sustainable Green policy ends up costing me money?

    ‘PM’s secret fund for Carrie’s No10 decor‘ (Daily Mail) – this is Boris’s new main squeeze Princess Nut Nuts (I prefer the plural since it seems she has all the balls in that relationship) who typically for a Greenie thinks the existing wallpaper in the flat above the shop just isn’t sustainable.

    He [Boris] plans new charity backed by rich donors to help pay for lavish revamp of private flat‘ – and before one breathes a sigh of relief that tax payer cash is not being tapped, one has to consider just what these private donors will be expecting in return for their charitable donations?

    Sarkozy guilty of corruption‘ – the FT reminds us this morning of Presidential graft as experienced just across the Channel.

    Meanwhile across the pond the New York Democrat mob boss, formerly elevated by the media to the status of shining example of covid propriety (as opposed to Trump’s inherent evil) has his past crimes catching up with him: ‘Rising woes test New York business’s faith in Cuomo‘ (FT)

    His is a tale of sending elderly patients from hospitals to meet their deaths in care homes. Sound familiar? As President Nixon could tell you it is the cover up, the lies and obfuscations – and one might add, the false statistics that will trip you in the end.

    Football (you know the drill, if you don’t want to know then look away now) and euro corruption come together in this FT report: ‘FC Barcelona officials arrested in raid‘ – no doubt judges will be examining hours of evidential VAR footage.

    And playing keepy uppy on a theme: ‘Ronaldo missus: He can’t do any chores in case he gets INJURED!‘ – this is the Daily Star mocking the toothy Portugese maestro Ronaldo: ‘Is this the best excuse ever? Ronaldo is not only a genius on the pitch but also a genius at avoiding housework‘ – just to warn you, one doubts this will be the last we hear of this trash story – just wait until the BBC and broadsheet feministas get ahold of it…


    • Up2snuff says:

      Matt is brilliant, AISI, and he is definitely a cut above the other cartoonists for his sheer wit. He also lacks nastiness, a definite bonus.


  41. JimS says:

    If Jon Sopel had an ounce of integrity this is what he would be reporting, namely the great fraud carried out against the American people.

    Regardless of whether one thinks that the election was fair or not the ‘winner’ was kept out of view during the campaign. Surely no-one would have voted for this man if they had seen him in ‘action’?

    Talk about voting in a donkey with the right colour rosette, this donkey couldn’t even find his own tail!

    Ah but Trump is a buffoon! No Jon, you’re looking in a mirror, not a window on Washington.


  42. StewGreen says:

    9am @BBCRadio4
    Prof Sarah Bridle tells Jim Al-Khalili how changing our diet could help to save the planet
    “if we all went vegan?”
    The astrophysicist switched her attention from galaxies to food, to lobby government to make food labels indicating carbon cost of foods compulsory


    Ed Hoskins on the impact of biomass on our emissions:

    His main conclusion is that the false classification of biomass as renewable has led to much higher emissions than if gas had been used.
    The excess is so great that it more than wipes out the savings yielded by wind and solar.


  43. StewGreen says:

    9:30am “BBC News correspondent Sima Kotecha talks to the cook and writer Ella Risbridger about friendship”

    10am WH
    – Afghan women and the peace talk,
    – changing roles for older women actors,
    (It’s not fair ! Male actors often get younger roles)

    -miscarriage and paid bereavement leave
    (At the moment it’s only paid when it happens after 24 weeks)

    “Marie Le Conte explores the shared experiences of people aged 29 to 33
    – the financial crash of 2008
    and the huge economic downturn caused by the Coronavirus”

    2:15 drama
    and…..MEERA SYAL
    That’s the brown box ticked

    3pm short documentaries about mothers and motherhood


    • StewGreen says:

      3:30pm How to Halve Emissions by 2030
      Ahead of the *crucial* COP26 climate conference in November,
      experts chart the route to halving global GHG emissions by 2030
      (To help you the graphic shows a windfarm)

      – Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas, Chief Exec of the Green Finance Institute;
      – Dr Stephen Cornelius, Chief advisor on Climate Change at WWF UK
      – Dr Angela Wilkinson, CEO of the World Energy Council


      Then the book show has another black author on
      It’s average seems about 50% black these days


  44. Guest Who says:

    Bbc wants to give Labour clowns a boost, somehow, but subtly… risks a question as a headline.



  45. Fedup2 says:

    Toady watch

    Meeshall interviews a couple of true medical experts about improved research on the effect of vaccines on the elderly . Good news ..
    But I’ve been trying to follow mainland EU. You might recall the Helga in charge bashing up the vaccine makers for delayed delivery . Well it now turns out that the likes of the French enemy have approved the vaccines for the elderly .
    But resistance to take up is so severe that vaccines are being stored unused – particulary the Oxford vax in the Reich .

    It’s highly likely that elderly EU citizens are avoidably dying from covid because of what the EU – Merkel and macron – have said and done . Yet there isn’t much – anything of this on the BBC . Perhaps the BBC doesn’t care about the EU any more …


    • G says:


      It seems for the EU, previously refusing to take the Astra Zenneca vaccine was more on emotions, (we won’t take anything from those horrible Brits) that on any medical grounds. As is typical of the EU and indeed some individual countries like France and Germany, they are prepared to see their public suffer within the dislike of the UK.

      I do wish Boris would stop referring to, “….our friends in the EU…”


      • Fedup2 says:

        The thing that got me was that i had to go to free online English language versions of the likes of Der Speigel to find out whats going on – which reports widespread no attendance at vax centres and krauts insisting on the Tizer vaccine or none at all

        Somewhere i heard that the EU ( 500 million ? ) is running at 5000 covid related deaths a day ( yes i know the causation and recording issues )


        • StewGreen says:

          Going to Worldometer, then clicking Europe
          shows entire Europe deaths at 2,000/day including UK and Russia
          but UK is slipping down the chart in deaths


          • StewGreen says:

            Europe Covid death charts
            UK has never been top for deaths/million
            Belgium was always on top of the first pack, ahead of UK
            Italy heads the second pack

            In UK if you know 555 people
            Then probably 1 has died of Covid
            At first glance a lot of EU countries like Netherlands/Germany/Ireland/Sweden
            have a death rate half of the UK’s
            But most countries stats are not very reliable
            Lots of countries like China/Russia/Iran probably miss lot of deaths
            Anyway raw deaths only shows trends, not true health impacts.



            • StewGreen says:

              13 US states are way worse that UK
              some 70% higher deaths

              Mainly they are Democrat states
              See how New York and Pennsylvania have quite big populations : 20 & 13 million



      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Perhaps he’s being slightly sarcastic, in the way that President Putin is when he refers to the Americans as “our colleagues”.


  46. G says:

    I noticed that during President Trump’s speech at the CPAC 2021 gathering last week, he made the first open (to my knowledge) connection between the Democrats and Communism. Quite rightly so.


    • StewGreen says:

      11pm R4 “Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by BBC New York correspondent Nick Bryant
      … his new book When America Stopped Being Great”


  47. Grumbler says:

    More importantly than ‘have they got Jews as an ethnic minority on the census’ is have they got Jedi?
    Wasn’t it the 7th biggest religious group in the 2011 census with almost 200,000 followers?


  48. Sluff says:

    Good morning.
    A propos of nothing.
    Late last night I caught the end of a retrospective about Croft and Perry comedies. It was copyright dated 1995.

    Back then the woke quotient was much lower and we even had some hilarious moments from ‘It ain’t half hot mum’ in which among other things an Asian actor complemented Michael Bates’s performance playing in blackface! Imagine that now.

    Later a social historian described the comedies as showing defining traits of Englishness. He listed them as follows.

    Social cohesion
    A love of amateurism
    A sense of voluntary service and wanting to help out
    A ‘Gentlemanly’ Code – doing the right thing
    A kind of eternal boyishness

    Coming back to the present, in other words, everything the wokes, BBC, and the Left now hate!!!!


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Michael Bates was actually born in India, of Anglo-Indian descent (on his father’s side) and spoke fluent Hindi and Urdu. Some years back, the permanently offended complained that Ben Kinglsey had played Gandhi in Attenborough’s acclaimed but anti-British movie of that name. However, Ben Kingsley’s original name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji – his father was Indian, Kingsley was born in Yorkshire. A rational person might conclude that both Bates and Kingsley were eminently suited to play the roles they did, by a factor of about 10,000 when compared to actors and actresses of African descent playing English characters in historical dramas.


  49. G.W.F. says:

    I hope that Pastafarianism (the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster) will be included in the census. It is a recognized religion in many countries and members are encouraged to wear their traditional head gear – a cullender – at official ceremonies.
    Details here.
    In the interests of Diversity, BBC autocue readers should wear Pastafarian head wear.




  50. Sluff says:

    Regarding above comments on European acceptance of the AZ vaccine.
    Given that Macron and Merkel et al deeply resent a British created effective coronavirus vaccine, and have reluctantly decided to accept it, on what moral or ethical grounds are we selling it to these rich reluctant countries AT COST PRICE?

    I doubt if our woke largesse will encourage them to refrain from continuing border delays, red tape, and underhand trade barriers.


    • Fedup2 says:

      With hold one million jabs for each illegal crossing the channel .

      It seems we have already started giving away vaccine to the covax scheme . Cant see much monsense ‘ soft power ‘ coming out of that . Sell it for a profit – with a st georges cross on each bottle …