Midweek Thread 3rd March 2021

Busy time – The UK budget and the Scottish First Minister appearing before the Salmon inquiry . BBC narrative – whatever the government does is never enough and the SNP can do no wrong .

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357 Responses to Midweek Thread 3rd March 2021

  1. AnneG says:

    I watched a piece about entrepreneurs on BBC News yesterday. They went to Levi Roots for a zoom call. Oh dear, his office was not well lit, no light coming from behind the screen. You could not see his face at all in this gloom, but his white shirt and red tie were clear. I couldn’t even see his teeth when he smiled. Best laugh of the day.
    First. Woo hoo


    • StewGreen says:

      Catchup link’s to last posts on previous thread
      page 3 started 9am Tuesday
      it’s one long page


    • The Sage says:

      I have one of his Caribbean cookbooks (Caribbean Food Made Easy) and I must say it’s brilliant and so many really tasty dishes.


  2. Oaknash says:

    Morning all
    This chap seems to have put up a pretty good video about the BBC.
    I agree with what he says – but in truth there is no way that Boris and the Tories will allow the equally treacherous BBC to become a subscription service – but this video is certainly worth a look.

    My personal opinion is that with the death of democracy and the imposition of tyranny the BBC knows that a state propaganda service will be essential to whichever pro globalist/woke despot runs the country and guess what that old whore Aunty has been doing these sort of “tricks” for years.
    “Boris you want business luv?
    “Er , um yes rather whato!”


    • Doublethinker says:

      No need to wait for the government to act, we can do it ourselves , just stop paying the LF.


      • taffman says:

        “we can do it ourselves , just stop paying the LF.”
        Yes ! It’s easy and you can save yourself some cash .


      • NCBBC says:

        No government will defund the BBC. Its too useful. The worst thing they will do from my perspective, is to move the License Fee to general taxation. But from the government and BBC POV, the BBC will then be viewed as a state broadcaster, and thus lose its reputation as an independent broadcaster.

        Stopped paying the LF a year ago. Ignored all their letters , and unplugged the aerial. This is the best available option.

        Slowly, as the money shortage bites, and the government does nothing, the BBC will have to capitulate. Subscription service for the BBC is coming. Though my fear is that some other tax ruse is being thought up, that will get the BBC its money, while still maintaining its cover of independence.

        There is another aspect to unplugging the aerial. Independent broadcasters whose money comes from advertising, are affected, as the total numbers of viewers get less. I’m sure they will be making their views known.


    • digg says:

      Ironically the BBC are running front page “explainer” article on their website by Martin Lewis advising people how to avoid paying for services after the free trial period has ended….

      Martin Lewis: Cancelling subscriptions after free trials


      Tips anyone?


    • TheRebelUK says:

      Oak, that’s really well put and the scary thing is that it’s likely to be fact. When are the people going to rebel and stop what’s happening?

      Even that old fool running America now is letting some states be done with the stupid unnecessarily restrictions. He knows he can’t stop people (mostly republicans) from having their lives back because the rules were not necessary in the first place.

      I want to know when our people are going to stop the tyranny that’s swept these lands?

      Oak what you said about the bbc not being dumped onto subscription when that’s where they belong is only because they help Boris in many ways most against us people that live here.


      • Oaknash says:

        Rebel – I have always considered the MSM and in particular the BBC like a slow drip psychological poison/drug. For those who are not of an independent mindset this also entails a period of “cold turkey ” until they get their sanity back.

        Unfortunately with every media outlet/newspapers/billboards dominated with all of this deceitful guff I do wonder whether some people will never”wake up” and now suffer from a sort of Stockholm Syndrome where they almost enjoy feeling victimised and powerless – hence the hostility they project onto those who challenge their belief system.

        A recent YouGov survey said that people “will miss some aspects of lockdown – typical disingenuous government stuff , I am sure in WW2 many Jews quite liked having the trains running on time but maybe not everything else that came with it!

        To be honest though – I expect there are quite a few newly infanticised adults out there who enjoy the government paying their wages, doing little and feeling virtuous at the same time. These are the dangerous ones who with their supine, defeatist quiescence are helping to lubricate the wheels of tyranny.

        As for the BBC – Boris is not stupid, to get away with his criminal actions he needs a media outlet to lead the others. The disgusting BBC is just that. I expect it will not be going anywhere soon. I do wonder whether that Boris,s constant sabre rattling over the BBC is just a way of keeping the rest of us on side. It is a sign of weakness. They have imposed tyranny upon us but are not quite confident yet to truly trust that it will work out as they want.


        • TheRebelUK says:

          Great analogy Oak, I forget that there are loads now who are getting paid to stay st home and not work because I have not had the choice of doing this and have worked throughout this Chinese virus.but yeah, them people probably don’t want lockdowns to end and coupled with the scared senseless sheeple no wonder there riots have not happened yet.

          The biased Bbc are certainly a mouth piece for propaganda by the government but they drop feed us negative comments too about Boris just so that we don’t all clock ok to what’s really going on.

          People like Churchill and thatcher would be spinning if they saw how the so called conservatives are behaving now.


  3. taffman says:

    “Budget 2021: Furlough scheme to be extended until September”
    Another ‘goalpost changer’ coming down the line? I can foresee a few more mutant viruses being pulled out of the hat. We should begin to follow the Met office’s method of giving them names like ‘covid Dave,’ ‘covid Jeremy’ or ‘covid Nigel’? Unless more Tory MPs grow some gonads and get us out of this nightmare?


  4. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – pointless piffle from Part-time

    Much consideration of the Budget and Laura Part-time Kuenssberg is talking to Martha at 7.35 a.m. and she waffles away telling us a lot of nothing about the things we already know. I get the suspicion that Beeboids are terrified that their guaranteed high incomes are going to be taxed by Rishi Sunak.


  5. taffman says:

    “Fishing firms could go bust over Brexit, MPs told”
    Does Boris care? He should take retaliatory action by blocking French wine , cheese , cars and ‘dinghy tourists’. The French are laughing their little socks off at us.


  6. Fedup2 says:

    Budget Day – and we can save a hour watching it because the whole thing has been leaked across the last 4 days …..

    …a forest of money trees – plus kicking bigger and bigger cans down a more potholed road ..


  7. andyjsnape says:

    Are people of colour more likely to die from Covid?
    David Harewood and Dr Guddi Singh break down the stats and discover that Black people are almost three times more likely to die from Covid.

    “reports” the bbc

    Rules are there for a reason


  8. Guest Who says:


    Some international arrivals have waited nine days for Covid test kits that should be taken on day two of a 10-day quarantine period.

    Stirred the wrong pot there, guys.


  9. Guest Who says:

    Was he a… taxi driver in the lobby?


    • Guest Who says:

      Still on that roll, Timmeh!?


      • tomo says:

        Oh my… BBC3 – they’d need a mega thunderstorm at Dr. Frankenstein’s castle to do that … oh wait – climate change, weird weevvah = sorted.

        Really… tell me it ain’t so – BBC3 to be resuscitated?

        Danny Cohen coming back too?


  10. Guest Who says:

    OT, but not much mention of the audience plummet.


  11. AsISeeIt says:

    It’s a case of physician, heal thyself, this morning in the Daily Mail: ‘NHS staff could be forced to have jab

    It may come as a surprise to expert vaccine enthusiasts, such as BBC go-to man Dave Bartram* of the Showwaddywaddy, but there’s a good deal of scepticism in NHS ranks about rushed to market, not fully tested, new drugs.

    And, contrary to some narratives, it’s not all, as Ali G might exclaim – “cos I is black”

    Dozens of NHS workers are fighting for compensation after developing narcolepsy from a swine flu vaccine that was rushed into service without the usual testing when the disease spread across the globe in 2009. They say it has destroyed their careers and their health‘ [Buzz Feed, 2018]

    [*Honours degree in Doo-Wop & entomological qualification in beetle-crushing shoes]

    The Mail report goes on: ‘Radical plan considered for thousands who turn it down (but what if they STILL refuse?)‘ – good question.

    By the way, there are apparently 200,000 healthworkers who have so far declined the generous offer of a State prescibed shot. Perhaps the psychopathic Matt Hancock will Zoom in from his little red-painted cubby hole and suggest taking them out into NHS carparks and shooting them?

    There was a time, not so long ago, when we enjoyed TV and the familiar personalities we invited into our homes by way of the cathode-ray tube: ‘Greavsie’s tears for his pal Saint‘ (Daily Mirror)

    Showing that an Englishman and a Scotsman needn’t be at loggerheads, or indeed the opening two-thirds of the dramatis personae to a joke – before the Pakistani arrives, as it were…

    Nowadays our only Saints are “frontline” workers (at least those up for the jab). And, despite one’s lingering admiration for the Scots, one can’t help but find oneself wishing a certain Scot would hurry up and take the highroad: ‘Sturgeon on the brink‘ (Daily Mail) – proverbially, at least, her countrymen tend to be on the drink. By the way, who would have guessed the Ref in the sky would have blown the final whistle on Ian St John before his well-pickled pal Jimmy was shown the red card?

    Devastating documents that could topple her TODAY‘ (Mail) – I’ve heard tell there’s a strain of petty vandalism centred on the knocking over of suburban garden gnomes. (An underground hobby which predates the recent habit of statue toppling). The longer established occupation causing much hilarity among its officianados – but to quote that over-quoted phrase from Michael Dobbs’s House of Cards – “I couldn’t possibly comment”


  12. Guest Who says:

    Ceebeebies knocking the number of genders down to 299 next online tutorial?


    Trev was quite the lad chez BBC for a while.

    Nish of course still is, though his US foray appears less lucrative.


  13. Beltane says:

    Hope you’ll excuse my two penn’orth ASI, but it’s always a treat to see what the BBC think we ought to know, in their text page review of the papers. Priority, naturally, goes to the Guardian with Rishi Sunak’s budget headlined – yet they feel compelled to add that the Labour party think his furlough extension to September should have been announced ‘months ago’. Of course.
    Most of the other titles keep to the budget theme…except for the ‘Old Thunderer’ Times which reveals less than savoury aspects of La Markle’s behaviour while in Buck House. And, strange to say, the Times doesn’t feature in the review at all.
    Probably an oversight.


    • AsISeeIt says:

      Consider yourself excused, my friend.
      Nothing of my headline reviews are trademarked – unlike for instance certain contents of the media headlines themselves: New Mutant Varient; Society’s Most Vulnerable; Hate Speech; etc.
      I suppose I ought to have commented somehow on the BBC’s much-beloved Guardian’s frontpage graphics demonstrating Rishi’s spending us to Hell. I assume plane crash victims close their eyes in the moments before impact.


  14. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 “How to Stop *Men* Hurting Women

    Sangita Myska meets Jackson Katz, an innovator who believes his idea can rid the world of male violence and abuse”

    Isn’t that BBC every day sexism ?

    Men do not hurt women
    I don’t, … just certain bad men do
    Meanwhile across there in the playground girls are being beaten by girl gangs etc.

    Violence against women isn’t a male thing
    it’s a ‘bad person’ thing
    and it happens that the majority of bad violent people are male.

    The prog does divide by sex
    Their expert begins by saying
    “Violence against women is in fact a men’s issue.”
    He points out it’s seen as a WOMEN’S issue cos they report it, but what you want to do is prevent the MEN doing bad stuff in the first place”
    “involves the bystander approach, where men make *misogynist beliefs* completely unacceptable.”
    What he counts as misogynist beliefs, are commenting to other men as women walk past.

    What he means he we need to get BAD MEN before they do violence.

    Presenter “as a woman of colour …”


    • StewGreen says:

      I once met someone who after a long time gave up working in women’s refuges
      Her contention was that a lot of it was to with the personality of the women. She said they’d help a woman get away from a bad man, but the a few months later she’d be back in the refuge cos she’d hooked up with another bad guy.
      She also suggested that speaking of physical violence was wrong, as things often began with emotional violence. Surprisingly she expressed some sympathy for some bad guys saying the woman might pick on them emotionally, until they exploded, and the guy would get arrested. She argued the actual problem had begun with weeks of emotional bullying from the woman leading up.


    • Nibor says:

      They could send bad people to jail , that might help .


      • Rich says:

        I’ve read in a few places that domestic abuse, mainly physical though often emotional, is proportionally higher in same-sex relationships than in heterosexual relationships with it being percentage-wise highest amongst lesbian couples.

        Doesn’t in any way excuse violence by men against women and numerically as heterosexual relationships are still the norm the number of incidents of such violence will be higher but the narrative that all men are potentially violent and that it is men alone who are actually violent towards women is false.


      • Banania says:

        “Send bad people to jail”? Gosh, they never thought of that.


    • Zelazek says:

      I tuned into this programme because Katz was described as an “innovator” who knew how to deal with domestic abuse and prevent it from happening in the future. It sounded exciting.

      I should have known better and not fallen for such BBC rubbish. His solution? The usual socialist solution. Re-education camps. For men.

      Stew’s comments here throw much more light on the complex problem of domestic abuse.


      • JimS says:

        Before the ‘science’ of ‘triggering’ was discovered little girls, in particular, would chant in playgrounds ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me’.

        While that is true it can also be used as a taunt, a taunt used to goad little boys into violence so that a ‘higher power’, the teacher, will intervene and reinforce the moral right of the goader.

        The ‘cutting word’ is a weapon also used by girls against girls who don’t conform, they are forever excluded and other girls brought in to enforce that exclusion. Boys, however, come to blows, which hurt in the moment but they recover from them, unlike the verbal insults. A power hierarchy evolves and they all get on together or, at the worst split into rival gangs.

        As I write this it becomes more and more like modern politics. We have let the girls run things. Perhaps we might not have nation on nation wars, ‘gangs’, but we don’t have a ‘kinder, gentler’ politics, we have viscious, name-calling, exclusionary, moralism, collectivism, all traits girls practice in the playground!


        • Banania says:

          Forgive me for jumping to conclusions, but do you believe that there are *ahem* two sorts of people, girls and boys, and they are different?


    • Kaiser says:

      men are not more violent than women , they are just better at violence than women.


    • NCBBC says:

      “Almost all studies found women were more likely to initiate violence and much more likely to inflict severe violence.”

      He said prevailing attitudes that gave first priority to protecting wives was wrong. Policymakers assumed women were more locked into marriage and therefore less able to escape abuse, he said, but this ignored evidence that over 60 per cent of divorces were initiated by women.


      For almost 50 years now, there has been systematic malevolent propaganda against men, particularly White men.


  15. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – the TOADY programme convinces listeners that they have nothing

    Worthwhile to say, that is. Eminent American economist Prof Ken Rogoff, a Harvard Prof no less, waffles pointlessly with Martha at one point in this morning’s programme. Something of a skill that, talking for five minutes without saying anything of value or providing any special insight.

    Faisal Islam has turned up for work at the BBC today, guess he has to as its Budget Day. He’s another one, waffle, piffle, waffle and piffle, then some more waffle. Pointless. Like a game show, almost. Who can talk for longest without saying anything whatsoever.

    It is apparent that the BBC and its presenters are concerned about tax on their incomes.


    • richard D says:

      If you think the ’eminent economist’ in your post, Up2snuff, was, let’s just say, a little garrulous….. you ain’t seen nothing yet…… he will be as nothing compared to Nicola Sturgeon, who, for 6 hours or so today, will sit and spout the same old crap, time and time again, and try to bore to death the commission investigating her.

      They will rarely be able to get a question in sideways – and if anyone believes that she’s going to give any straight answers over the whole day…. I have a really nice bridge to which I’d like to introduce them.


  16. Tabs says:

    Free trip around the moon but only for people with socialist values. Strange why the BBC should report this!

    Japanese billionaire seeks eight people to fly to moon

    Applicants need to meet two criteria: they should advance “whatever activity” they are in to “help other people and greater society in some way”, and are “willing to support other crew members who share similar aspirations”, he said.


  17. Guest Who says:

    Crucial Goodhall:


    • Guest Who says:

      The media, especially Beebtrained, appears keen this goes in one direction and one direction alone.

      This was off a Pesto tweet that has him as Krankie’s BFF PR guy and beta male supreme.


    • Guest Who says:

      See, crucial…


  18. StewGreen says:

    Wind dream report via BH at 8am
    With the anticyclone still in place, and lots of cloud not being moved by lack of wind, here’s the UK National Grid breakdown at the moment:

    Solar: 0.3% .. Wind: 1.3%
    Gas: 62.7% .. Coal: 5%
    Interconnectors: 10.4% .. Nuclear: 10.2% … Biomass: 7.9% … Hydro: 1.4%


    • JimS says:

      Imagine if everyone had smart, smart meters, meters that ‘know’ who people were buying their electricity from.

      Then all those on ‘EliteEcoElect’ would be cut off and those with ‘PlebPower’ would still be connected when only the fossil fuel and nuclear plants were working!

      (I have more than sneaking suspicion it will work the other way around though.)


      • NCBBC says:

        And imagine all cars were electric connected to the Smart meter as would be mandatory.

        This is where we are headed, either planned, or like Gadarene swine.


  19. digg says:

    London Mayor hopeful Shaun Bailey talks sense….


    That should get him cancelled BAME for not!


  20. StewGreen says:

    10a.m. WH – Captain Sir Tom’s daughter Lucy Teixeira on why her family are inviting people to come together to plant trees and grow a living legacy forest in his name.
    …. Is that gonna turn into a Global Warming lecture ?


  21. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #3 – BBC3 is back as a terrestial TV Channel

    And our Mishal does some flag waving after more BoringBudgetChat. She proudly proclaims that the channel will continue to be aimed at younger audiences and will carry programmes that highlight their concerns on issues like gender, identity and mental health. I reckon if a young person watches BBC3 it will be because 1. their parents have bought a TV Licence, and, 2. all their mates are texting comments to them about a specific programme.

    I guess the BBC Execs have brought back BBC3 as a TV Channel in case they need to sell it off to cover TV Licence cancellations. As an internet channel it was pretty much of no value to a purchaser but as a terrestial TV Channel (with its various licences) it is likely to make some money


    • StewGreen says:

      BBC3 was closed as a blackmail attempt to get the government to handover more cash.
      It never really saved that much to have it online only.
      The Drama Channel is currently on two different Freeview channels
      and AFAIK It’s a BBC commercial channel anyway.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Yes, quite right Stew. I guess if more people go the legally-Licence-Fee-free route the BBC will shed bits of its bloated empire to keep presenters and Execs in their well salaried posts. Young people are not watching TV and it was possibly worth a punt to try and catch some of them – via BBC3 – on their free interwebby. It obviously hasn’t worked, hence the return.

        Death of a thousand cuts.

        Cancel that TV Licence today folks, you know it makes sense.


    • JimS says:

      But will it have Family Guy, the only programme it had worth watching?


  22. StewGreen says:

    Government do you really think anyone using Twitter is about to get conned into paying money for a Covid vaccine ?
    Surely your Twitter adverts advertising the vaccine is free are a waste of taxpayers’ money.


    • Guest Who says:

      Dodgy spelling is often a sign of a fake.

      Marianna lives on twitter. Maybe it’s to keep her in selfies?


      • Guest Who says:

        Strooth… what happens when Springster hits the big two fiver?

        She was only 24, last outing.


  23. Rich says:

    Not the bBbc but definitely part of their green agenda, the over-promotion of electric cars, and might be relevant to Budget announcements today.


    I found this an easy and interesting read.


    • Kaiser says:

      my fathers used to do 100 yards before the engine started.

      he didnt do many miles, left it for a week in cold weather battery ran down as they do in the cold and then it wouldnt move at all and hence wouldnt start


  24. Eddy Booth says:

    Paramedic and PC find love after 999 chicken shop callout

    BBC has made me woke paranoid.
    I thought here we go, homo month is finally over, but they’ve found a story about two lezzers ..

    Apologies to the cop,
    (apart from those arms, which look a bit ‘roided up.)

    “A paramedic and a Met Police officer have become engaged after meeting on a 999 callout at a chicken shop.
    Paige Stride and Rob Wilkins attended the incident in west London and ended up dating days later.
    The pair plan to marry later this year once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.”


  25. andyjsnape says:


    bbc listen
    Nasa is NASA
    Nato is NATO

    Why do they constantly get this wrong!

    They expect everyone else to be perfect, im a white male so have no chance.


    • JimS says:

      Perhaps they missed the label on the photographs that usually says ‘Getty Images’?

      Perhaps the BBC always gets it ‘just about right’?


  26. Beltane says:

    Perhaps I’m biased but surely the level of questioning for Oddfish Sturgeon is so low-key as to be obsequious? One of the team looks very like Krankie’s grandmother, so she might be excused, but they all seem overawed, so much so that not one of them has challenged Sturgeon’s continual references to Salmond’s ‘offences’ despite a very unequivocal and expensive verdict which cleared him of all such accusation and behaviour.
    And in a Scottish court of law, which as we know is worth at least twice the merit and legality of an English one.


    • G.W.F. says:

      Sturgeon will survive as no member of the Establishment, supported by the BBC, will be defeated.
      Look out for US style voting at the next Scotch election and Krankie will do very well.


  27. G says:

    Day by day. the walls are closing in……………

    I no longer run a business but, a Statutory Instrument came into force in 2019 that makes, “…it a criminal offence, punishable by an unlimited fine, to misreport the energy and carbon dioxide emissions of their business.”


    One simple way around these sort of problems is to have a Government appointed ‘one-to-one’ advisor permanently alongside you and/or your business, constantly reminding you of what is legal and what’s not.


    • digg says:

      Agreed S it’s a rerun of the requirement to have every kettle lead and printer in the office PAT tested and of course the costly and totally meaningless ISO 9000 accreditation’s and don’t get me started on the H&S nazis forced on companies.

      Jobsworths will be queuing up to get onto this scam


    • KafirHarbi says:

      More or less what I do with the endlessly changing Coronavirus regulations.

      Having long long ago stopped ruining my day by watching any of the deranged government Covid ‘briefings’ I have long since resorted to deciding what I want to do for the day, asking Mrs Kafir whether I’m allowed (by the Govmt. not her – that’s another matter) and then making a call on the risk/reward benefit. I have never been that interested in the minutiae of the deranged.


  28. JimS says:

    Just heard that Radio 3 won’t be on next Monday.

    Twenty-four hours of music that no-one listens to for a reason.

    Yes its IWD! A silly excuse to chhose music for the wrong reasons.


  29. StewGreen says:

    Libmob made Britain a banana republic



  30. StewGreen says:

    Right now The second part of Sargon’s podcast is taking apart the Harewood Covid doco
    livestream that can be wound back

    “We are back from our YouTube ban
    We had reported on what was said at a Republican press conference (probably that the election was stolen).. and YouTube has said that topic is illegal”
    ‘This need to self censor s getting ridiculous, o this will be our last YouTube live show
    In future we’ll livestream on out own website
    and upload clips to Youtube later’


    • G says:

      Is Sargon another one that doesn’t know the difference between ‘illegal’ and ‘unlawful’ (even if it is the latter!)


      • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

        G, I have to admit I’m in the same position as Sargon when it comes to Illegal and unlawful. I would like to know.
        Last time I asked about this I was told the latter meant against the law, while the former meant a sick bird.

        (I think that may have been disinformation!)


    • StewGreen says:

      About the Harewood prog
      “the two presenters put themselves in the oppressed class, just cos their skin colour, yet they have very posh voices
      so are they really at the 3 times risk they claimed ?”


  31. Tabs says:

    Who will benefit from the universal credit changes?

    Every photo is of a white person. What are the chances of that?


    • The Sage says:

      I have noticed the same with government propaganda advertising, lots of excessive diversity if trying to portray a positive image on a given subject but an all-white cast when highlighting, say, benefit fraud or some other crackdown such as drink driving.


      • Guest Who says:

        Race to the bottom?


        The Independent has appointed Nadine White as its first ever race correspondent. Nadine, formerly of the HuffPost, will be reporting on issues affecting the lives of people of colour and exposing stories of racial injustice. She joins The Independent on 8 March.


        Expect Nadine on lots of BBc panels.

        That surname crops up a lot amongst those obsessed with the other ‘color’.


  32. StewGreen says:

    Amol announced that the Media Show is now a TV prog
    that is repeated on Radio4 as well
    However neither the TV prog’ page , nor the radio show’s page say what today’s episode will be about


    • StewGreen says:

      Blurb now : Is the UK media obsessed with Westminster?

      – London-based media seem to be finding the Sturgeon story difficult to follow.
      – Plus BBC Three is returning to televisions as a broadcast channel, six years after it lost the spot. But is this a clever ploy to win back younger viewers – or an anxious attempt to compete with the streaming giants?
      with Lara O’Reilly, Media Editor at Insider;
      “BBC3 has pumped out hit after hit”
      “63m hits on Normal People” (that’s actually 5 million people watching 12 episodes)

      “If you are a mid-sixties white guy in southern England , the BBC OVERCATERS to you”


      • StewGreen says:

        Overall Iplayer requests are at 530 million per month
        call that 10 per adult per month

        and on average one tenth of adults watch an episode of BBC4’s most popular drama.


  33. Jack in the Green says:

    I do wonder about the leftie/Luvvie brigade at We are so Worthy land. Not exactly the Red Brigade are they? You get the feeling they would run a mile from any hardline Marxist polemic. I can only assume they are used as useful fools to divert attention away from the real agenda – the aggrandisment of neo-liberalism, a culture that has almost entirely engulfed the media and political class. Little wonder the subject of Marxist theology has all but disappeared from the world of academia over the last twenty years. Another piece of world history that the Establishment has consigned to the round file(the bin) along with the bits of British history that don’t suit like the efforts to abolish slavery. This all cheer-led by the BBC of course. I have deliberately used the Marxist/anti slave-trade example because I think it shows on the one hand the gullibility of both the Woke and ‘left wing’ and on the other the ruthlessness of the neo-liberal establishment to achieve their aims. As von Clausewitz said – know your enemy. I think this lot are far more dangerous than a bunch of effete lefties.


  34. andyjsnape says:

    Amazon changes app logo that ‘resembles Adolf Hitler’

    “reports” the bbc


    For gods sake get a grip!


    • Doublethinker says:

      More proof if any were needed that certain parts of the world are going mad and the disease that is sending them crackers is Wokism and it’s myriad of mutations.


      • G says:


        Yes, but all introduced/backed by the Marxists. They’re behind all of this, China principally.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Andy – thank you for a choke laugh out loud . I draw comfort from Amazon going nazi – it makes me happy for my collection of SS , clan , confederate flags memorabilia I bought from them ….


    • JimS says:

      Who can forget Lisa Simpson welcoming Bill Clinton to the London Olympics?

      An image you can search out for yourselves.


  35. Guest Who says:

    Krankie’s hubby sounds great material for the BBC top floor gallery of Alzheimer’s next fan/ordure interaction needing blowing off.

    I give it until the weekend. Tops.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I taped crankie gate – started to watch it – got as far as crankie taking the oath of allegiance to the Helga running the Reich EU – and wiped it – did anyone watch it? Is it just going through the motions ….


  36. StewGreen says:

    Peston Can someone explain to me the politics behind the government’s decision to freeze fuel duty for the 11th year.
    As the
    @OBR_UK says, the freeze costs £900m a year at a time when every penny counts and it runs counter to @BorisJohnson’s climate change ambitions. It looks so odd

    Really ? … If Carlsberg FREEZE the price of Special Brew how much will I save in the next year ?
    I’ll probably buy the same number of cans since they are the same price.
    So Carlsberg won’t suffer a COST


    • Beltane says:

      I think you’re overlooking the fact that Peston is a financial expert Stew.


      • StewGreen says:

        CCBGB for him but he still got loads of likes
        from his London cyclist mates I guess.


  37. Beltane says:

    ‘…not used to testifying…’

    Evidently. I think we all know where the testes reside in that marriage.


  38. Guest Who says:

    I wonder if Vile and Stuart Hughes use a tandem when not using their positions to campaign?


    • Guest Who says:

      Spandexters of the world, unchain!


      • JimS says:

        £700,000 for three people? Wow!

        A moving traffic offence in picture two, more than one person on a bicycle made for one.


  39. Guest Who says:

    Graun catches up eventually.


  40. Guest Who says:

    Maybe… if they were ‘uniquely funded’?


  41. Guest Who says:

    So, just like a BBC awards contingent?

    And Marianna is back out West. In history. Again.


  42. StewGreen says:

    Local ITVnews : big item Mental Health for students
    half the examples shown were black girls.


  43. Deborah says:

    I thought I would watch the 6pm news this evening and lasted about 3 minutes. Analysis of the budget by a hairdresser from Liverpool; a clip from Sir Kier’s response to the budget telling us the government hadn’t considered the last 10 years nor the coming 10 years (but money not mentioned nor any of his excellent jokes as highlighted by Guido), a brief mention of wee Krankie and then telling us that a poor downtrodden Duchess denied bullying her staff (and she couldn’t be lying, could she?). I just thought I couldn’t be bothered with news tonight. We know the analysis will all come from either Left leaning think tanks or Labour activists pretending they have been chosen by chance to tell us how hard done to they are and any inconsistencies in Nikola’s testimony will be glossed over and then it will be time for the news where you are (more of the same).

    I notice gov.uk is late with its Daily covid Summary usually out at 4pm so I guess a good time to bury bad news.


    • StewGreen says:

      6,385 new positive cases
      and 315 new deaths

      about 5% of tests come back positive
      that means a significant portion will be false positives

      In the old days when 40% of tests were positive then real cases vastly outnumbered the false positives
      but as cases fall more of the positives are false


    • Fedup2 says:

      Deborah – I think I watched 3 hours of the budget on the Parliament channel . I have flipped . I am now a fan of Ian blackford – who went full Corbyn and after a Sly barrack from nut nuts husband – I thought he was going to blow a blood vessel – in fact if the commons had been full I think he might have collapsed .
      After Blackford talked about food banks a Tory Scots MP helpfully reminded us of Blackford s real life – as a banker – company owner and multimillionaire . Give all your money to the poor Ian – you’ll be doing Gods’ work … poor Scots of course – not the hated English …..


  44. StewGreen says:

    Not that much wokery on TV tonight
    9pm The Erebus, Franklin’s Arctic trip drama series starts on BBC 2 tonight
    It’s actually already been on another network
    the BBC bought it in.

    8pm BBC4 Dan Snow’s Armada series 1/3


  45. pugnazious says:

    It’s amazing that you can spend 20 years studying a subject as a professional academic and the end result of that 20 years study is an apparently earth shattering revelation that will solve everything and yet it is blatantly and immediately obvious to any onlooker that the conclusion is complete bollocks.

    It is also amazing that the BBC not only treats this new wonderfix seriously but gives it a great deal of airtime and credibility….


    ‘Sangita Myska goes in search of the innovators who think they hold the key to improving the way we live.

    Jackson Katz believes abuse perpetrated by men against women can be prevented and ended, forever.

    His idea starts with upending how we see the problem, “Violence against women is in fact a men’s issue. The very act of calling rape or domestic violence a women’s issue, shifts the focus of accountability and responsibility off of men and puts it onto women – which I consider a subtle form of victim blaming.”

    His solution involves the bystander approach, where men make misogynist beliefs completely unacceptable.’

    Katz says we need to re-educate men, reset their mindset so that they will understand that they must not hit women…society must recalibrate how it tells men how to act…every man must be reprogrammed so that they no longer randomly use violence against women at every opportunity for no reason.

    If you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem…no good just being non-violent yourself you must hunt down men who demean women with sexist and bigoted misogynist comments and remonstrate with them….naturally this type of thinking appeals to the BBC as it’s a cross-over from critical race theory and all that horlocks….Sangita Myska ‘as a women of colour’ can understand the thinking and welcomes it.

    This is of course total tripe….nowhere does society tell men it’s OK to hit a women…the complete opposite in fact..society already rears its people in non-violence and in particular non-violence towards women…hitting a women is heavily frowned upon and taboo….so that was 20 years studying well spent…did he not notice that taboo?

    The scenarios where women do get hit are unlikely to be ones where a lecture from some pious puritan will have the slightest effect….instant anger arising from whatever situation and those people who will do it whatever because that’s the way they’re wired.

    Just more woke nonsense posturing as real science as the BBC once again demonises men, all men, and seriously suggests we are all in need of careful realignment of our perceptions and values as we’re all violent misogynists if not rapists who just haven’t raped anyone yet.


  46. G says:

    Could Reykjavik become another Pompeii?

    Serious problems looming in Iceland.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeoVVHFiYNM [Where’s the Worlds Most Trusted Broadcaster?]

    If the Government in Reykjavik asked me for advice, I would immediately suggest they got in touch with the International Rescue Team (‘daaaaaaah, did a daaaaaah…….) in the form of Bill Gates and Greta who will no doubt have constructive advice since they are invested in obtaining “zero emission’s”.

    If the Marxist inspired Climate Change movement had any ‘sense’ they would immediately petition the UN to persuade their member states to stop these volcanoes from erupting thus demonstrating their complete and utter stupidity.

    Joking aside, this is likely to affect Reykjavik big time as it is on its doorstep.


  47. Guest Who says:

    Only the BBC…


    • digg says:

      Guest Who….I see only a desperate and failing organisation grasping at straws as they try everything to get the young onboard to replace the increasingly angry and dissatisfied older folk who are ready to get three coats and leave.

      Ain’t gonna work BBC!


  48. Sluff says:

    Anyone else notice that wee Krankie gave her evidence to that Scottish enquiry on the same day as the budget, when the BBC’s limited resources meant that coverage up in Scotland would be more…….limited?


  49. Fedup2 says:

    C4 – not al BBC

    7pm news – treating the budget as though we are in peacetime – when we are really at war with a virus as the enemy – completed with large numbers KSI killed or seriously injured ….

    …. but what I’d like to know is how much will we be paying in tax to fund the vast amounts of money borrowed to run the country – which is now to run until September …..

    I heard that the national debt is 16k per household – but sooner or later we will be picking up the tab – will it be NI – VAT – income tax – capital gains? Frightening amount of debt -mand if global interest rates got help the taxpayer ….