230 Responses to Weekend Thread 24 April 2021

  1. taffman says:

    Further to my previous post , I can’t see it on Al Beeb?……………..

    “Without licenses to fish in British waters, French trawlermen block deliveries of UK-landed fish”


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  2. taffman says:

    Tim Davie, why was he chosen? Has he improved the viewing figures ? Has he increased the number of Telly Tax subscribers ?


  3. taffman says:

    Was there a demonstration in London today ?
    Looking at Al Beeb’s news site, you would not think so.


  4. Nibor says:

    Sorry to be late but did anyone endure The News Quiz last night at 6.39 pm and today at 12.30 pm ?

    Well naturally there was no comedy in it . My articulated truck is more a sports performance car than a BBC comedy is a comedy . And you’re not charged for watching it set off from traffic lights .

    So there was hell of a lot about the tentative new European football league . Dodgy billionaires, foreign etc .
    I wonder why BBC people approve of media millionaires but not business billionaires? And why foreigners become suspicious when they are billionaires but not when they’re – well not rich ?
    So the host Andy Salstman had a dig at the effects of capitalism ( his view of it ) and how the British aren’t bothered until football is involved.
    Then there is the send up of Sir Keir Starmer and you guess why they do a little traducing of him — he’s not effective enough .
    That is always the half hearted criticism masquerading as satire on the BBC , enough for them to say “ see we criticise/ lampoon both sides , worth the licence fee “ .
    Then IIRC more Boris Johnson bashing . They’re happy to do so because he’s Conservative, we’re not bothered because he’s not Conservative.
    Then how great the Earth Day is , Biden good , Boris Johnson bad .
    Then how right it is that a trial in the USA was preordained guilty and racism built America. That’s right , racism built America , nothing else . The American lady on the panel , who was black , did not defend her country or take offence at that slur .
    One dichotomy in BBC thinking is about who Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of Great Britain , should be taking texts and communicating with . Apparently not from an industrialist who can supply life saving equipment at short notice, but yes to a footballer about dinners that families should supply over the long term .
    Remember the BBC headline: Boris Johnson ( not The Prime Minister ) has —-“ admitted he hasn’t spoken to Marcus Rashford “ .


    • Rich says:

      You shouldn’t put yourself through it Nibor, I can’t imagine they’re influencing or indoctrinating too many new listeners let alone humouring them, stuck as they are in their egotistical echo-chamber.

      Just on the Rashford point, as a now mostly indifferent football fan and Utd supporter, I’d sell him tomorrow.


  5. JohnC says:

    Just a couple of small observations about the subtle tricks the BBC seems to have started using to push their own agenda.
    Another thing I have noticed is how they put one headline on the main page and a different one in the actual article. ‘How can the West fight terror after leaving Afghanistan’ changes to ‘Afghanistan War: How can the West fight terrorism after leaving?’ for the actual article. I’ve noticed it before and main headlines often have subtle changes to avoid putting certain keywords into the subconcious of the casual reader who just scans the page (which I expect is most people).
    Also I’ve noticed recently how people whose views they want us to respect are now being given full titles when named with their quotes. In the above article we have ‘the deadline of 11 September for US President Joe Biden’s withdrawal draws closer’. I did a google search for ‘US President Joe Biden BBC’ and the same for Donald Trump and the difference in the results is remarkable. They very rarely used the title in an article for Trump. Almost all are negative and the title is given as if to say ‘and this bad man is actually the President’.
    This is how social conditioning happens with the Left and the BBC these days. It’s a steady drip-drip-drip to subconciously give people associations of good and bad according to the agenda. Right down to the inflections used by news readers. I have been surprised a few times when friends come out with something as their own opinion which has very obviously been planted in there with such tactics. And brainwashing is a very powerful thing as anyone who has ever had a ‘debate’ with a religious person will know.


  6. taffman says:

    “Dominic Cummings allegations: Labour wants minister to face MPs”
    Fight ! Fight ! DC v. Bo Jo .
    There could be a ding dong battle ahead ? Don’t underestimate Cummings , he’s a very clever chap. He may have a lot to reveal?


    • Guest Who says:

      The MSM today is rammed with anonymous sources, saying things. Utterly desperate.


    • Old Goat says:

      Go on, Dom – tell us about the time you caught Boris, Gove and Carrie naked in the bath…


  7. LastChanceSaloon says:


    All these links on ONE, BBC page, this must be important.
    Well, not really, so I suggest you do not bother.
    There are more.

    “Extreme E: How did women and men’s performances compare in Desert X-Prix?”

    “roughly two-thirds of the overall lap times were driven faster by men”
    States the BBC. But the conclusion it draws is ..

    “A summary of the three split times across every lap in all six sessions helps to tell us women are very much a match for their male counterparts.”

    Dragged some staff from “We decide what is more or less” and “Let’s lie about the climate” to massage the figures?
    No, there are no numbers whatsoever to massage!

    Good news this is your viewing settled.
    “BBC to stream Extreme E across 2021 and beyond”

    There is also a “W” series, which is only for women.
    Where is the LBGT series?
    Where is the “Transexual on a Tuesday morning” series?
    Where is the “N” series”?


  8. JohnC says:

    How does Finland, which has repeatedly been ranked the world’s happiest country, set limits on individual greed?
    The first thing which surprises you about that video is that it does not contain any young black females. It’s normal people (well, normal for Finland 🙂 ).
    I think they are looking in the wrong places for the reason the country is so happy compared to everyone else.
    Muslim population is 2.7%
    African Black population is 1%.
    Although I am quite sure the BBC are aware of that. They will just choose not to mention it.


  9. Guest Who says:

    This will create a disturbance in the W1A farce.

    Has anyone told the girls at the BBC? Or the wimmin?


  10. Guest Who says:

    Plus free Kir Royales. And cats.


    • StewGreen says:

      They’ve got a dammed cheek
      journalists have been ruining people’s lives for decades.
      Misrepresenting them, harassment levels of doorstepping, using them and throwing them away.
      Mostly against the little men, who can’t afford to sue.
      But the bigger issue is have they manipulate the news to push certain agendas.
      And then there are people’s stories which suffer lying by omission cos the media decide not to report them.


  11. Guest Who says:

    BBC Shires

    Some dreadful news.
    An ambulance crew member has died on his way to a 999 call out in Herefordshire.

    Technician dies after ambulance on 999 call hit by object

    This is indeed terrible news.

    As others note:

    “Terribly sad, but why are people assuming this was a deliberate act, unless they know something not yet reported? Sadly, accidents do happen!”

    However… the way things get reported can see other responses…

    “This is not a tragedy this is murder pure and simple and should be treated as such”

    “ so something was thrown at the ambulance?”

    “ have a look at the photo of the windscreen….”

    “ where is the photo? “

    “ on another site…”



    • JohnC says:

      Why do the BBC and the police go to such lengths to avoid telling us anything about the people who commit crimes like this and what actually happened ?. Going by that article, something could have fallen from an aeroplane and still fit the story.
      It happens a lot – including where they have statements from people who saw it, who all seem to know not to actually mention what the criminals look like. Then they appeal for witnesses.
      I wonder how serious a crime would need to be for the truth about what happened and why to be considered more important than the agenda.


  12. Guest Who says:

    Selfie time!

    Maybe the feet?


    • Guest Who says:


      • Scroblene says:

        …and I STILL don’t really understand what Marianna is doing in W1A!

        Is she some sort of vegan/gender studies undergrad, reading stuff she doesn’t understand, and writing about it to people who don’t give a toss?


        • Guest Who says:

          A specialist, in fact checking. Apparently.

          It’s more of an art. Also apparently.


        • Guest Who says:

          A mid twenties French and Russian grad.

          So as qualified as Rog, Matt or Justin on matters science, only without the years of bbc editorial experience flying nice places to talk to activists.

          Hence posting that idiotic tweet which might just make BBC Trending. Not in a good way. Unless they decide to… not news it.


    • StewGreen says:

      I don’t agree that it was a million, but assuming the vid is genuine it seems a lot of people.


  13. AsISeeIt says:

    Weekend features editorial meeting, what have we got as fillers?

    Nothing…? Anyone know anyone who knew Diana?

    How about someone who knows someone who interviewed Diana?

    Diana and my friend Martin. Jonathan Maitland on that Bashir interview‘ (Observer) – it’s hackneyed, but it ticks a few boxes.

    Like the Royal theme, any more?

    Wills & Kate. 10 years and still in love‘ (Sunday People) – boring.

    I’m just spitballing here… sport and racism, anyone?

    Thierry Henry on Arsenal, the Super League and racism‘ (Sunday Telegraph) – excellent.

    BBC: Search to find people in photos from Cardiff Docks past. Stood on a stool, a little girl poses for a photo with no idea that decades later there would be a search to find out who she was. – intriguing. Can we guess what’s so special about these particular people in some old photos…? They’re black of course.

    Something for the ladies… any female celebrity interest, preferably with a bit of an angsty vibe?

    What’s on TV?

    Don’t get shot of Kate! Line of Duty drama tonight‘ (Sunday Express) – we’ve already lost interest.

    My friend Sheridan. By woman she plays in new TV drama‘ (Sunday Mirror) – where’s the angst?

    Helena Christensen. Why I won’t talk about my age‘ (Telegraph) – it’ll do. But not much drama. And that’s only about a four out of ten on the angst scale.

    Come on, more female interest…?

    No10 rages at “Nasty, Sexist” Cummings. Inside the Downing Street psychodrama’ (Mail on Sunday) – love it, that’s as good as a quote from Carrie.

    Crossbow victim: Baby healed my heart. Exclusive mum tells of encounter with maniac‘ (Sunday People) – I like it, we could get a picture of the crossbow – if anyone can find one of the damned things, can’t say I’ve ever seen one – and stir up a campaign to get them banned: ‘Evil weapon: Killer’s crossbow‘ – very good, except I’ve never heard of the woman – not famous.

    I suppose we have to condsider politics?

    Johnson faces MP’s fury over Downing St sleaze claims‘ (Observer) – fury? MPs…? Jealousy more like.


    • StewGreen says:

      Crossbow victim
      \\ – very good, except I’ve never heard of the woman – not famous //

      FFS mate the killer neighbour killed her boyfriend
      and she was shot first whilst pregnant and managed to escape.
      So it is newsworthy


      • AsISeeIt says:

        Stew, don’t you recognise a satire on the media when you see it?

        My first line sets the scene:

        “Weekend features editorial meeting, what have we got as fillers?”

        Perhaps if you weren’t so busy being a busybody all over the place you might read and understand what people were posting.

        Sometimes less is more… mate.


        • Piku says:

          “Perhaps if you weren’t so busy being a busybody all over the place you might read and understand what people were posting.”

          Careful AsISeeIt. Stew will get you banned.


        • StewGreen says:

          @AsISeeIt your comment is the kind I expect from a bully lashing out.
          .. Sorry, you were attempting satire and I didn’t recognise it
          As with all long posts I simply scanned it and ignored all the bits I didn’t recognise
          When I recognised the crossbow bit I did recognise the story
          and saw words dismissing the victim.
          So yes I took them to be YOUR words , rather than an imagined BBC staffer
          The words were not in italics or quotation marks to tell me they weren’t your words.
          .. Friends ?

          The cross-bow has been mentioned many times on our local news
          So I don’t feel the BBC is omitting it.


        • JimS says:

          AsISeeIt, family circumstances at the moment limit my visits but I have to take time out to say your comment made my day!

          Even Maxi reads other people’s posts, Stew doesn’t even read his own or anything that he links to.


          • StewGreen says:

            @JimS your generalisation against me is not true.
            As ever when people decide to attack by throwing out accusations .. they often seem to be projecting.


      • Fedup2 says:

        MP Fury over global satire shortage


        • Up2snuff says:

          That was a minimalist ‘drive-by-sniping’ by Piku. Will there be complaints in the House?

          Normally maxi posts three or four times in one go and Wildy has been known to do more than one.


  14. Guest Who says:

    Blonde moments.

    Katty looks a bit rough in Spandex.


  15. Guest Who says:

    BBC Sex News

    Sarah Voss defied convention by ditching the leotard for a full-body suit at the European championship. 🤸

    German gymnasts’ outfits take on sexualisation in sport


    Remembering the 60s when German lady shot putters addressed it even better, with legs exposed to inflame away.

    Still, no full headgear, so plenty of scope yet for any relatives of those in the cubicle gardens to get outraged (must relocate the poster from yesterday) and get their cousins to pose an ‘are we… ?’ story.


  16. StewGreen says:

    – Greta Thunberg ‘curing’ mental illness with the ‘medication’ of climate activism
    – Here’s the new Greta : 19 yo reels off a list of Marxist demands
    SkyNewsAust Outsiders 7min clip


  17. Peter Grimes says:

    Gobby, gurning, over-toothed Labour motormouth Angela Rayner being given free rein by PAndy Marr this morning. Marr trying to press her to provide specifics but all she does is grin and repeat her shopping list of allegations.


  18. theisland says:

    Starmer’s team have (so far) forgotten to tell him it is the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand (Anzac Day).
    He’s usually like a rat up a drainpipe with other ‘events’.


    • Sluff says:

      ………yet hidden here is a key reason Labour have lost red wall seats.
      Many ‘white working class northerners’ are very patriotic, They take pride in their country

      Multiculti Labour with their vote-rigging, mass immigration agenda, have decided they no longer matter. So they have looked for a party that better represents them and, wonder of wonders, for many it is the Tories.

      PS my Grandmother’s husband, but not my grandfather, landed at Cape Helles on the first day. He never came back.


    • Beltane says:

      Not in any way intended to diminish Anzac losses, but it does go to show how good PR and Hollywood backing can ensure the world overlooks British losses three times greater than Australian and New Zealand combined. Mel’s loving it.


  19. Docmarooned says:

    Switched on Marr earlier. Lasted about a microsecond before off switch. Carney a bloody ex banker (we know their track record) on lecturing us yet again on climate change. Not that I believe half the rubbish this lobby spout but to give this moron air time after what him and his ilk have done to the world economically is beyond the pale.


    • Old Goat says:

      He, like Boris, has an eco-green activist lunatic for a partner. That should explain everything.


    • Tabs says:

      I agree with you on the Carney interview but later on Marr did his job and gave Nicola Sturgeon a hard time.


      • Peter Grimes says:

        Marr, a Sweaty, probably worried that if Krankie gets her wicked way he will have to pledge fealty to either rump UK or the Soviet Republic of Jockland. The former if it had any sense should repatriate the likes of Marr and/or tax them to high heaven. The latter would probably do a reverse Edward 1/William Wallace for his treason.


  20. Tabs says:

    I watched a bit of BBC1 Politics England and they showed a video clip about knife crime in London. BAME couple talking about their child who was stabbed to death and then they showed the murdered – a white person.

    What was the chance of that?


  21. theisland says:

    Baroness Boothroyd, 91, is being investigated by Parliament’s ethics watchdog
    She is one of 60 peers under investigation by the Standards Commissioner for failing to attend a training session called Valuing Everyone, run by a controversial consultancy firm that uses giant blue puppets in some of its courses.
    The online training, which is voluntary for MPs, was made compulsory in the Lords last year.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Maybe Betty is Bluephobic?


      • Fedup2 says:

        I stood behind betty in the queue in barclays bank in westminster once – she was speaker then – she boomed even when getting a cheque cashed . They made her produce ID ..


      • Northern Voter says:

        I don’t like the Smurfs either!


  22. Sluff says:

    Toady on Sunday.
    First item.
    Racism in the Church of England. Much self-flagellation.
    Off switch.


    • Beltane says:

      Grossly unfair I have to agree Sluff. I mean, they all wear black in solidarity, don’t they?


  23. StewGreen says:

    SkyNews ran a headline “Taking a knee is set to be outlawed at the Tokyo Olympics.

    The truth is the Olympics have not specifically banned taking the knee
    But rather the Olympics have done some research and announced they will enforce their own rule, cos keeping the Olympics neutral is popular with athletes.
    – Politics is banned on the field of play
    “preserve the podium, field of play and official ceremonies from any kind of protests or demonstrations, or any acts perceived as such”
    The Rule strives to ensure that the focus at the Olympic Games remains on athletes’ performances, sport, unity and universality.

    That’s not censorship, cos sportsmen like members of the public will have equality in that they will be free to voice their politics elsewhere.
    What they are not allowed to do is wait until the Olympics have built £10bn worth of infrastructure in Tokyo and then hijack that platform.

    The International Olympic Committee had come under sustained pressure to relax Rule 50, which stops athletes from demonstrating on the podium, the field of play or at opening and closing ceremonies, after the global anti-racism protests last year.

    As ever a lot of lefty causes are shouting they are outraged at the historic rule.




  24. StewGreen says:

    still no name re “M&S Walton-on-Thames after man killed in car park fight, BMW driver arrested.”
    Can hey do more that 48 hours without charging and naming him ?


  25. StewGreen says:

    The Times TV guide generally searches out black characters BBC puts into to progs and amplifies them further

    8pm BBC1 Call the Midwife
    “Pastor Robinson is helping out a family”
    “Jacinta tries to keep her pregnancy secret from her husband”



  26. StewGreen says:

    10:25pm ITV More #FriendsOf #Orangeman bad
    couple of ITV 1 minute clips


    • StewGreen says:

      CCBGB in their thread

      Journalist = a person who cooks up as much news- theatre as he can by cherrypicking from some real world events, and omitting others

      (I think one guy was carrying a gun near his car .. not on the Capitol grounds
      Weapons ? AFAIK some did come with pepper spray, not knives or guns.
      The Capitol grounds are a weapons free area of course)


  27. StewGreen says:

    8pm BBC Climate Activist Ade travels to Scandinavia to meet with Greta

    BBC has also repackaged the series into shorts
    so children can be indoctrinated.


    • StewGreen says:

      Ade tweets
      “We talk to @GretaThunberg
      and @Fridays4future (Raised fist)
      as well @colvilleandersn”


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I like to get all my news about climate science from an autistic child and a bloke who used to play wheelchair basketball. Thank you BBC.


      • Northern Voter says:

        I stole this from somewhere ” if I wanted advice from someone who chases a ball, I’d ask my dog”


    • harry142857 says:

      How’s he going to trek through the jungle or climb mountains in a wheelchair?

      Is that being cripplist?


    • StewGreen says:

      It’s Sunday it’s Woke-BBC
      so it’s Songs of Doom


  28. vlad says:

    Isaac Newton latest historical figure swept up in ‘decolonisation’ drive – Telegraph

    (The article is paywalled but there’s a summary below.)

    It seems there’s a move for the physics department at Sheffield Uni to rewrite its syllabus to remedy any colonialist, Eurocentric and “white saviour” bias etc.

    No doubt our gutless academics will fold like a blancmange, given they have about as much backbone as a slug.

    However, in the conciliatory spirit of Saint Floyd of Mugging, I think we should do the following:

    1) Abolish Gravity as a racist, white supremacist invention designed to keep down blacks.

    2) Repatriate all colonials back to the happy paradises they came from, where they will at last be safe from our institutional racism.

    3) Ensure they in turn send us back all our colonially-tainted science, technology, engineering, medicine, education, democracy, rule of law, human rights and language, to name but a few.

    Sir Isaac Newton has been labelled as a potential beneficiary of “colonial-era activity” in draft plans to “decolonise” the engineering curriculum at Sheffield University.

    Students learning about the mathematician and scientist’s three laws of motion, the core of modern physics, could see changes in their teaching to explain the “global origins and historical context” of his theories, documents suggest.

    The plans form part of the engineering faculty’s efforts to “challenge long-standing conscious and unconscious biases” among students to tackle “Eurocentric” and “white saviour” approaches to science and maths, and promote “inclusive design”.

    A leaked copy of the “draft inclusive curriculum development” plan at the Russell Group institution says that “much important engineering content and curriculum resources is based on maths developed in the 18/19th century.”

    It claims pioneering scientists including Paul Dirac, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Newton, and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz “could be considered as benefiting from colonial era activity”.



    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I expect that, like the evil racist Jane Austen, Isaac Newton drank tea with sugar. Cancel him now, the racist swine.


  29. StewGreen says:

    Channel4News have a podcast
    Ways to Change the World
    ..does that make a *news* org or an *activist* org ?

    They’ve dug up James Wong again.
    At least he’s grown a beard like a proper man.


    • Rich says:

      Two smug, privileged, over-indulged and twisted twats talking complete and utter nonsense. Thankfully as it’s Channel 4 not too many will have to listen to it.

      Guru-Murthy really has got the sort of face you’d never get tired of hitting.


    • Kinell says:

      We’ll going to Hell in an Handcart.


  30. Rich says:

    A simple piece, originally in The Spectator I think now available on the Fail Online, explaining the almost complete irrelevance of theatre-land and the BBC-loved luvvies therein.


    Worth a read, this gives you an idea of what it’s about.

    “Our subsidised playhouses have become an expensive irrelevance, a gilded junk shop full of high-cost, low-value trinkets, reserved for a privileged elite.”


  31. StewGreen says:

    6pm BBC1 Countryfile “HelenSkelton
    Celebrating Nidderdale” North Yorkshire
    seems to be PR for @NidderdaleAONB
    – adders why numbers are falling ?
    – joins in with efforts to help save essential woodland and its wildlife
    – How Stean Gorge
    – Adam Henson is struggling with the unpredictable spring weather
    – Tom : dog thefts and wildlife film-make
    – freshwater fish – the grayling.


  32. StewGreen says:

    Belfield says he’s received a police communication
    “The reason why we postponed your April 20th court harassment order date
    is cos we plan to make charging decision about you on April 26th”
    (it’s in his new 18 min video)


    • taffman says:

      Belfield shares a common enemy with this site . That enemy is Al Beeb.


  33. StewGreen says:

    2 weeks ago VoteWatch reported about the scammer Mason Mills who allegedly defrauded people by impersonating Dominic Cummings online


  34. Kinell says:

    You can just see the BBC are going to try and replace David Attenborough with Ade Adepitan.

    Meet the new Boss same as the old Boss.


  35. Tabs says:

    A quick look at the BBC News TV channel and I see the ticker at the bottom is showing:

    Ambulance technican who died after object hit windscreen was ‘accident’
    14 year old boy charged with murdering schoolboy Fares Maatou

    Shouldn’t the 2nd one have the word boy in quotes? They used quotes for the word ‘accident’ implying they don’t believe it so why not use quotes for ‘boy’ or ‘murdering’?


  36. Guest Who says:

    No selfies today.


  37. Deborah says:

    Ruddy Countryfile. Switched on this evening to see people planting trees. It’s important because of Climate Change apparently. Then weasel words from Adam. A couple of days ago it was 18 degrees, then yesterday minus 2. Apparently these swings in temperature MAY be due to Climate Change and these swings MAY become more frequent due to Climate Change.
    No, it is what the British weather is about. He could have mentioned that many farmers are desperate for rain. And it is just one of those things, some years are wetter and some are drier. I have switched off the tv and come here for some sense.
    In this area we have had a frost nearly every morning in April. I suppose that is global warming.


    • Sluff says:

      The BBC are completely useless
      But back in the 70s and 80s they were OK.

      Perhaps this change is due to global warming.
      It would certainly explain the amount of hot air coming out of the newsroom 24/7.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:


      Global warming is old hat. Too many people had noticed the globe was not warming. So then they tried “climate change”, which was good, because both cooling and warming could be climate change, but it liked bite. Thus we now have the “climate emergency” or if you want a bit more jeopardy, the “climate crisis”.

      These terms are much better. They don’t reference warming, cooling, or anything. It’s an emergency, people! It’s a crisis! What’s wrong with you? Turn off the heating and buy an electric car at once. Listen to Greta and Ade you damned rotten denier!


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Last year, according to the BBC, had the warmest first 10 months of any year on record.

      Why only the first 10 months?

      And, seriously why has EVERY year in recent years been the ‘hottest ever’ according to the BBC? Isn’t that stretching credulity a little too far?

      As an allotmenteer I notice unusual weather in my local area. Last year we had an unusually warm (not just mild) March and early April, that tempted a lot of us to plant out early. Then in May it was cooler and very, very dry, and in June, some warm, dry, sunny days, but at the same time a couple of weeks of really severe frosts overnight (much colder than normal June nights, when it’s extremely rare to get a frost, locally anyway). July onwards seemed more ‘normal’.

      Altogether, my recollection of the weather last year was that it was a bit unusual, especially in the spring/early summer, but (this is the important bit) EVERY year has weather that is unusual in SOME way. I recall one year in the 1990s coming home from travelling in South America (where everyone said the weather was unusually cold) to find my parents sunbathing outside in t-shirts and shorts during a ‘unique’ heatwave in late January!

      That is, as you might say, what comes of living on an Island, with some very complex and unpredictable weather patterns. We still don’t really understand global climate patterns, given how incredibly complex a subject it is, I wonder if we ever will?

      If you include those (-10oC one night!) June nights in your average, and the last two months of the year, is it still REALLY the hottest on record? Is the reporting not, being rather ‘selective’?

      Anyone would think the BBC had an agenda.

      Honestly, maybe there is something to this global warming idea, maybe there isn’t, but it certainly looks as if some people are exaggerating and twisting reality to make it sound more dramatic, and catastrophic to me.


    • Beltane says:

      ‘Ruddy Countryfile’ as you say Debs. Earlier Helen Skelton searched a steep bracken covered slope in vain for adders. She was wearing a woolen bobble-hat and mittens in addition to cold weather clothing and boots, but was evidently unaware that reptiles bask in the warmth of the sun to kick their metabolisms into gear.
      If its cold they stay under cover, showing far greater sense than the producers of Countryfile.


      • StewGreen says:

        The point of the item was PR about the new scarcity of adders
        (“due to the breakup of their natural habitats”)
        #1 So they didn’t want to find many adders
        #2 snakes respond to the vibrations of your walking before you see them
        so unlike her expert spotters will have a super light tread.
        #3 If it’s too cold they stay under the rocks etc.

        They did find 1 adder at the end.


        • Beltane says:

          Local news item: ‘Vets in the West Country warn of the risks to dogs of adder bites. Recent spells of hot weather have seen a rise in such incidents – five in one week – along with an increase in adder numbers….’

          See? Bloody typical. It’s them toffee-nosed southerners hogging all the best adders to themselves.


    • StewGreen says:

      Countryfile item at How Stean Gorge
      oh what a nice place
      Did Countryfile forget to mention something ?

      yep, £7.00 per adult £5.00 per child.


  38. Jack in the Green says:

    Sky news. BBC, Talksport. BBC, About Anglia. BBC, Government. BBC, Local government. BBC. And so it goes on. Your country. Your history. Being eradicated. Be warned. Don’t stand for it.


  39. Rich says:

    I see the the supermarket car park road-rage murderer of 49 year old Matthew Tester has been named and yes, he is a “man”.

    “Shaan Mir, from Weybridge, has been charged with murder and attempted murder after being arrested on Thursday, police have confirmed. ” From the Fail Online.

    The BBC have it hidden away as a side story on the Regions-London and South-East-Surrey page. They disgust me.


  40. StewGreen says:

    @Walton-on-Thames update
    Shaan Mir 26, of Arlington Lodge in Weybridge, has been charged with murder and attempt murder in connection with an incident in Walton-on-Thames on Thursday.
    He is due to appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

    Full update: https://ift.tt/2PmmqiN

    He’s been a director of 3 companies in Addlestone
    but resigned all 3 in last 3 years


  41. StewGreen says:

    Between programmes
    “The voice of a generation : Greta Thunberg
    press Red now to …”


  42. Rich says:


    You’re right about the coverage of the murder in Surrey. Unbelievable aren’t they?

    I thought they were reporting the newly released details but it’s actually still the article that was posted two days ago.

    When you look at some of the headlines that they run with on the News Homepage, searching far and wide for irrelevant filler yet they are unable to find the time or interest to report on or to even update their article with the most significant details of the recent murder of an innocent man on their doorstep, simply because it doesn’t suit their agenda.



  43. StewGreen says:

    Steve Milloy
    ‘China can do what it wants now
    if Biden objects, China will say .. do you want us to keep going with your Climate plan, or shall we stop ?’


  44. StewGreen says:

    TCW BBC ignores vaccine passport protest march
    By Michael Curzon
    .. I don’t like a lot of TCW stories these days
    The BBC did worse than ignore it Mariana and Wendling actively demeaned and smeared it.