Midweek Thread 28th April 2021

We are witnessing the BBC conducting an election campaign on behalf of the Labour Party. Some might say that such activity subverts the democratic process . But as we have seen in a recent election elsewhere – the BBC isn’t too worried about fairness – yet alone impartiality . Surely there is a score to be settled with the Far Left anti British Biased BBC …

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  1. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    We’ve now all heard of the various new mutant strains of covid and I think most have realised that they are overhyped, each one supposedly being the game changer.
    New variants popping up almost daily.

    As most people have wised up to this they have to come up with something new to scare everyone.

    I heard it yesterday.

    It’s a ‘Double mutant’

    There, that should keep everyone compliant for a bit longer.


  2. StewGreen says:


    Various outlets, Wednesday 21 April 2021

    In our coverage of texts he had sent to the Prime Minister we referred in various outlets to Sir James Dyson as a prominent Conservative supporter or said he backed the Conservatives.

    Sir James says this is factually incorrect.

    We are happy to set the record straight.


    • StewGreen says:

      There’s no sign of an apology tweet from @BBCLauraK
      Her Twitter feed is like that of the Labour PR department.
      She retweets a lot of stuff against Boris/Tories
      She tweets nothing negative about Starmer
      just occasional “Starmer has attacked Boris” tweets.

      Though the Labour trolls go to great effort to build a false narrative that she is super biased in favour of the Tories.


      • Pescara93 says:

        It’s instructive to look at who posts comments under BBC journalist tweets. Do you ever think it gives them pause when 99% of the comments are made by left wingers (either agreeing with the attacks on the government or criticising them for not attacking them enough)? Do they ever wonder ‘why don’t conservative minded people follow me or comment btl’?


  3. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – did I just hear Sarah get ‘Part-time’ into a lot of trouble?

    BBC went big on PMQs but without the MPs ‘Panel’ that they have used in the past. Item 1. was the Labour leader, umhhh, sorry, forgotten his name, Donkey something or other, and his question to the PM over who paid for the Osborne and Little wallpaper in the small Water Closet in the flat at No.10 Downing Street.

    Apparently the Labour leader – for the time being – went all late-1960’s Labour Party with his third question to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and created a multiple-choice GCSE-type answer for the PM to answer. Don’tcha know the PM went to Oxford and has a Degree? He’ll never be floored by a simple GCSE question.

    Then the PM programme went all Doctor Who-ish and went back in time to the first question posed by Don Key Who’s he in his first tilt at the PM.

    Sarah introduce Laura ‘Part-time’ Kuenssberg and said ‘Part-time’ had played a big part in it. The clear implication was that Laura Kuenssberg was either party to dirty tricks and/or political campaigning or had produced a false rumour about what the PM had said about “letting it (Covid) rip” and “bodies piling up” not unlike something hoovered up by the Daily Telegraph for its front page lead about the BBC today.

    Either way, could ‘Part-time’ be about to become a ‘full-time’ Mum? She may have to check out the decoration of the Director General’s office, paying special attention to the colour and texture of the carpet in the near future.


  4. vlad says:

    As we know, our universities are riddled with racism, which is why so few black students get into them, and even fewer blacks lecture in them. Nothing to do with IQ, ability, education, aspiration, work ethic, stable family background or 101 other factors. Surprisingly Asians do very well in our racist educational system.

    But even I wasn’t prepared for this horrific, sadistic act of racism at Cardiff Uni exposed by the BBC in their ‘article’ (agitprop) titled “Is Uni Racist?”.

    Gird your loins and read on if you dare:

    “No one was like, ‘This is a racist play, this is a sexist play, this is a homophobic play, and that’s not ok’.”

    These were Natasha Chilambo’s thoughts when she received Cardiff University’s response to her complaint about a play put on by medical students in 2016. She and a group of black students complained about the play, which parodied lecturers at the School of Medicine. A black lecturer was portrayed by a white actor wearing blackface.”

    Oh man’s inhumanity to man.

    The poor thing was so traumatised by the experience that her mental health deteriorated and she eventually had to leave Cardiff.

    Verily, what a terrible nation we are.

    Meanwhile another poor snowflake had to endure the agony of overhearing a student make a joke about George Floyd.

    But I must stop now, the pain is unbearable, I must go lie down.



    • StewGreen says:

      OK that’s a new item from BBC 3
      but they have brought it up, before and we discussed it here.


      • vlad says:

        Oh, please forgive me for having a life and not spending every waking moment reading every post here.

        In future I shall spend 24/7 making sure I don’t inadvertently duplicate a story.


        • G says:


          I sympathise. Pass me the fly spray.

          Challenge him/her/it when he/she/it violates their own rules.


        • StewGreen says:

          @Vlad calm down, why do you think my comment was directed at you or a criticism of you ?
          I certainly didn’t write it that way
          If I was addressing you I would’ve used your name
          If I wanted to say “@Vlad you shouldn’t have posted that” I would’ve written that

          I just said “OK that’s a new item from BBC 3
          but they have brought it up, before and we discussed it here”
          cos I was #1 stirring up our memories
          #2 saying obviously the BBC were recycling old material.

          I don’t get this where some people are so fragile they perceive minor comments about the TOPIC
          as somehow a personal dig at them.


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Isn’t it about time Shakespeare was banned, non personed, de-platformed, disappeared or whatever the wokerati call it.

      Othello has this in it:

      Would ever have, to incur a general mock,
      Run from her guardage to the sooty bosom

      You can’t blame Brabantio, he’s just saying out loud what that racist Shakespeare wrote calling Othello sooty bosom.

      Time for a bit of book burning once they’ve finished burning the writings of that hateful racist (or whatever they accuse him of) Isaac Newton.

      Just to be on the safe side they should ban gravity, black holes and all.
      Can you picture all the woke suddenly shooting off the ground and up in the air.


      • vlad says:

        I’m sure someone’s working on it as we speak.


      • G says:

        “Can you picture all the woke suddenly shooting off the ground and up in the air.”

        Yes I can. Please pass me the dynamite……….


  5. Tabs says:

    CEO Secrets: Why crying can help you succeed in business

    Yet another episode of the BBC “business advice series” where they find a strong female entrepreneur who cries.

    This particular “entrepreneur” has sold 5,000 drinks (retails £2.50 each) in 2 years 4 months. Even if she made a heathly £2 profit on each drink that would still only be £4,300 profit per year and on this success she is about to employ 2 people.

    If this is the BBC definition of “entrepreneur” it might explain why the BBC programming output is so poor if they set the bar very low.

    This girl almost “burned out” from the workload. As she sells the drinks in packages of 30 it means her busy hectic life is selling one package every 2 days.

    I guess a workload like that is similar to a BBC staff member hence why this article got written.


  6. Guest Who says:

    Ah, loyalty.


  7. Guest Who says:

    Marianna shares.

    Fave topic.


    • Tabs says:

      That girl is paid to report the “abuse” she gets. In the last couple of months the BBC staff are really pushing for any criticism of themselves to be seen as abuse.

      I see she has a Tweeted message of support saying, “You’re doing an utterly brilliant job” – from Daniel Wittenberg reporter and producer at BBC News. It’s like the Oscars where they all pat each other on the back.


      • Guest Who says:

        BBC News

        The Electoral Commission has said there are “reasonable grounds to suspect an offence” in relation to the refurbishment of Boris Johnson’s flat in Downing Street.


        Soon offering some thoughts on the EC and the phrasing of this BBC ‘story’ based on the weasels issued by them will be a stoning offence.


      • Guest Who says:

        It is pathetic.

        I assume the same people who are fooled by BBC cherry picking nut jobs and/or false flags are those who think the only abuse flying around anywhere is solely by Nazi Brexiters and Larry Fox.


      • Pescara93 says:

        She’s got a nice pair on her I’ll give her that. I’m sure being around a load of girls in her work place doesn’t help with the po faced sanctimony, and meeting a proper man might put a smile on her chops.


      • StewGreen says:

        @Tabs, what Marianna is doing is adopting perpetual victimhood mentality,
        it’s what Lammy and Ash do too.
        Lammy sees every innocent comment to him from a non- lefty as loaded with racism,
        sees every innocent comment to him from a non- lefty as abuse, so lashes out with abuse hiimself
        This perpetual victimhood gives them a shield against debate. They think they don’t need to listen to us


  8. Tabs says:

    On the BBC News website homepage a pop-up appeared saying “we are bringing you stories from England” and underneath is a button saying “Change your nation” which is currently set to England.

    So why, underneath that button, is there 5 Covid stories about India and one about China?!?


  9. Guest Who says:

    Back to Oz, eh?


    • BRISSLES says:

      I hadn’t realised he was based here – when I’ve seen him reporting there is always Sidney Harbour Bridge in the background – but then, with the Beeb even a backdrop can’t be trusted.


      • Fedup2 says:

        The saddest thing is that there is always a clone. First reaction – good riddence – i dont think he ll get a job on Sky Australia though .


        • Fedup2 says:

          Maybe he ll “do a humphreys” and sell hos soul to the Mail – telling mugs what they want to hear to bolster that 200k BBC pension


  10. tomo says:


    The bread is stale and the circus left town


  11. StewGreen says:

    R4 Dotty Laurie is off
    “You know Morris dancing, that could be Moorish Dancing, it could be African”
    FFS grand claim without grand evidence
    .. “Now here is the woman who compiled the list of slavery properties for the National Trust”
    “Black people were always here, it’s not just with Windrush
    there were Africans here with Romans …the black”
    …. She’s slipped into African = black
    Simon Webb points out that people referred to as North African were almost never black
    being either Berbers or European settler families from Rome etc.

    blurb “The Rural Idyll? Last year the National Trust produced a controversial report which revealed that 93 of its properties have direct links to colonialism and slavery.
    Corinne Fowler, Professor of Post Colonial Literature at Leicester
    engages directly with this painful history, uncovering the countryside’s repressed colonial past and its relationship to notions of Englishness.
    How have pastoral mythologies in English literature served to erase the story of Empire?
    In what ways do contemporary writers of colour offer a challenge to uncritical celebrations of our ‘green and pleasant’ land?

    First Paul Readman, Prof of Modern British History at King’s College London, whose recent research considers the relationship between landscape and English national identity, from the rural to the urban.
    (He was OK ..talked about New Forest being a wood factory for the Navy historically)

    It was followed by a trailer for Big Narstie’s Brixton prog
    ..cos such favoured agendas get endless trailers.


    • StewGreen says:

      No one has tweeted about the show
      .. as if no one was listening

      Oh org called “Colonial Countryside” approved

      14 mins in Morris Dancing claim
      then “Moorlands may come from black Moorish land”
      “exploring Britain’s countryside’s repressed colonial past
      “Here’s the author of Green Unpleasant Land, Creative responses to rural England’s rural connections
      … You explore ..you explore the place of Rural Britain in Empire”


      • StewGreen says:

        She goes on “a Berkshire valley was called England’s Hindustan cos colonial admin retired their”
        ..”You had A LOT of slave ownership with families like ..”

        “I discovered half my family were slave owners from Brittany
        and other half East India co sailors captains etc.”
        “The NT slavery report … there is a perceived threat
        there are links with working class history”
        “Slaves brought to England
        ..usually children African/Indian/Chinese almost pets
        then later sent back went troublesome adults”
        “The unseen violence that lies behind this history”
        ..Claim about historic black Britons

        “Yes Britain developed pastoral mythology, nostalgia”
        (seems she’s projecting)

        “Wordsworth rented a lodge from the sons of a Bristolian slave owner.”


      • Garry Lavin says:

        The Morris dancing thing could have a basis in the Moors.
        Contrary to popular belief…..it’s not English…..it’s from the Basque region…..Navarra.
        I’ve seen it and it’s a bit more involved …..but it tells a real story.

        They dress all in white with bits of red…..like in England…..its the traditional Basque fiesta costume.


    • digg says:

      I noticed that the lady didn’t bother to go back into Englands green and pleasant history beyond the “arrival” of the East india Company and thus black v white “race” issues, you know the part when…. Norse people arrived, killing and murdering and raping the local Saxons, The Romans dedicated to making England a country of slaves, The French doing their best to subjugate the South of England or even Scottish marauders doing much the same in the North,

      Not to mention the hordes of slaves taken by the Egyptian “Empire” or the Ottoman “Empire” or the Chinese Mandarins, no mention of Jengis Khan etc, and lets not mention Pol Pot in Cambodia….

      Nope we English folk are just the only bloody evil ones and must suck it up!

      Pretty obvious that these modern fresh out of UNI historians either can’t afford many books or their lecturers were unaware of anything pre The British Empire. I would ask for my money back!


      • Garry Lavin says:

        Quite. The Normans got on with their ethnic cleansing for hundreds of years. Thousands died.


  12. Guest Who says:

    Not a BBC Yoof Mindbending viewer, surprisingly. Apparently.


    It’s a 100+, as any rule no.


  13. StewGreen says:

    Monday 6:30pm @sueperkins’ NATURE TABLE IS BACK!! New series
    Guests on ep 1 include @ChrisGPackham @destheray & @michaelastracha
    .. @RadioTimes Pick of the Week

    Diversity = same old London lefty mates


  14. StewGreen says:

    R4 discussion now “Wanna Be is a podcast for women of colour”
    clip : interview with trans model activist Kenny Ethan Jones


  15. StewGreen says:

    Northern Ireland Petition worked :
    Arlene Foster announces resignation as DUP leader and NI first minister
    Mrs Foster says she is stepping down as leader on 28 May and as NI first minister at the end of June.
    she’s been leader since 2015
    but signed the disastrous Cash For Ash : green subsidy scheme


  16. Beltane says:

    Not on the BBC yet but apparently Valtteri Bottas has a ‘difficult’ Lewis Hamilton situation.
    Not unique, Valtteri, not unique.

    I think the great schism will arrive when Mercedes are persuaded to re-adopt the correct silver livery, having been made to realise that virtue signaling can have a negative impact on sales.


  17. Philip_2 says:

    BBC sleaze claims (on Boris) and attack on James Dyson found ‘wanting’ facts thate were ‘factually’ wrong.

    Dyson explaines in today’s Telegraph…
    When the BBC contacted us, we answered all of Laura Kuenssberg’s many questions. She did not ask if I am a Conservative donor. In her broadcast, however, the BBC claimed I was a prominent Conservative supporter – this she later admitted was based on a charitable donation shown on the Electoral Commission register of £11,450, made by The James Dyson Foundation to the Wiltshire Engineering Festival.

    A staggering claim. She and the BBC made this grotesque mischaracterisation to justify their “sleaze” story which would otherwise simply not have stood up.

    So basically faulty BBC research based that was well known and public event that Dyson subscribed too – as a local Event that Engineering industry supports and not linked to overt political (Conservative) support (in the same way the BBC is explicit in who it sponsors Labour and Liberals with public funds and claims it is impartial). Kuenssberg is out-of-order (again) bad journalism at the BBC.



  18. Fedup2 says:

    Government covid briefing – question from BBC kuensberg “ PM illegal decorating “ Reply – this is a Covid briefing – eff off “next…
    Funny how the media has switched away from cameron and is going for the PM . Id really really want revenge – wouldnt you ?


    • Kaiser says:

      was quite amazing

      should we ask about

      “opening quicker”
      “indian situation”
      and so many other questions on the kung flu that have never been asked

      and she pops up with decorating , repulsive, useless , moronic


  19. Doublethinker says:

    The BBC is having a tough time at present.
    >The UK has been doing well on Covid in the last month or so, the EU looks hopeless by comparison
    > Boris is benefitting from the roll out bounce and Starmer is stuttering and on his knees both metaphorically and physically
    >The adverse economic impact of Brexit on our nation , which the BBC has been telling us for a FIVE long wearying years would be catastrophic, has gone largely unnoticed
    > The local elections on 6 th May are looking like a disaster for Labour as is the Hartlepool by election.
    > Even wee Nippy might not get a majority in Scotland and so not be able to cause so much trouble

    ‘What can be done ?’, says one BBC manager to another? ‘We can throw a great pile of shit at Boris and hope some of it sticks. That was what we used to do in times like these and it worked’ , says the other. ‘Wow that’s the problem solved’ , says the first.
    Except many fewer people believe or trust the corporation than they did even ten years ago let alone when the BBC first deployed the Tory sleaze weapon thirty years ago. We know that they lie on behalf of Labour until the cows come home. We know that they love the EU and hate the UK. We know they love migrants but hate Brits. They simply can’t understand the loathing that millions of us feel for the BBC and our loathing is turning into hatred of what we increasingly perceive as our enemy.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Double – in a way the local elections will be a test of thr influence of the BBC in ‘ fixing ‘ the vote for Labour .

      I think a lot of people will not even register what the BBC is trying to do and be more interested in the daye of their jab and potential for holidays .
      It will be another indication of just how out of touch the BBC woke media is with decent taxpaying voters . The word id choose to describe those who work for the BBC must not be used here.


  20. digg says:

    Britain 2021, two stasi “police” thugs violently arrest a 72 year old man for reading the bible aloud.


    How much further will this madness of the woke and left go and how much longer will normal folk tolerate it?


  21. Fedup2 says:

    The BBC cut away from the covid briefing – which i was finding useful – and went to ‘ the weather ‘ . Sky stuck with it to the end which was 1759.
    Im sure that BBC news couldnt wait to get back to illegal decorating. The journos from the mirror and the BBC were dealt with robustly trying on decorating questions but not about life or death . Scum – as thr deputy leader of the Labour Party would say .


    • Guest Who says:

      Happened on a post for our BbC shire radio.

      They were publicising all they are serving up to help steer the county to the cause of righteousness in the forthcoming elections.

      Did not even manage double figure reactions.

      In 12 hrs.


  22. StewGreen says:

    Local ITV news did their drought item on Monday
    Local BBC news wanted to do better so opted for an outside broadcast from a field on Tuesday
    … It rained on the presenter.

    My local BBC forecast a bit of rain on half of the next 6 days
    but Weather.com forecasts a bit of rain on all the next 10 days


    • Fedup2 says:

      Has covid caused the drought ? Panic buying bottled water … ways to save water… shower with a friend sez minister … yawn


  23. Philip_2 says:

    ‘Wrong type of listeners’: BBC presenter attacks bosses for cancelling over-75s show

    A veteran BBC radio presenter has accused the corporation of cancelling his show because his older audience constitutes “the wrong type of listeners”.

    In an on-air announcement during his BBC Radio Solent programme, David Allen attacked the “very sad and short-sighted decision” to take him off air. He has hosted the Saturday night slot since 2002.

    Mr Allen said BBC management wanted to replace his request show, which has many listeners aged over-75, with something aimed at a younger audience….

    I guess that is the basic idea of Eugenics. The problem for the BBC s that the ‘young’ get older and wiser. Eventually we see the BBC for what it is. And we leave. Not even UK ‘yoof’ is that much interested in the BBC’s regular (and persistent) political antics and want to install Marx on a pedestal.



  24. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV Green home economics & black , as usual

    6:55 Green Party ad

    7:30 Repairing gardens
    8 Repairing Antiques
    9 sewing hats

    10:45 Racist universities

    Canal history
    Then Gypsies police, ambulances etc.


    • StewGreen says:

      R4 is a bit similar
      3 black progs, 3 green progs

      Arts show : Bernadine Evaristo reveals the Women’s Prize for fiction shortlist


  25. Thoughtful says:

    This is the dramatic moment armed police officers chased BBC Radio 1 grime star Saphan ‘Safone; Robinson in an Audi linked to several shootings.


    Robinson, McCann and a third man, Reiss Clarke, 26, led police through the busy city streets before winding down the window and throwing a handgun onto the pavement.

    Proof for BLM that even when people like this are given high profile high paid positions they still return to type and always will because they cannot be changed.


  26. Fedup2 says:

    The viewing figures for GB News – which is now ‘live ‘ on Freeview – should be interesting – i bet theyll be better than Newsnight even if it is only the ‘ test card’ …


    • Fedup2 says:

      ‘The guru murphy reporting from india on india problems ‘ when he is in glasgow standing in front of ‘indian hindu temple ( i think ) or is it
      “The Taj” tandoori take away in Glasgow High Street .

      Definitely has a ring of false about it . In less sad circumstances it would be funny .


    • vlad says:

      Anything that undermines the BBC and erodes its audience is to be welcomed.

      Good start – they’re not ashamed of our flag, unlike the BBC.

      GB News website here: https://www.gbnews.uk/



  27. Philip_2 says:

    Cancelling all books by senior Trump figures is a Stalinist airbrushing of history …

    I read this and its the overall mindset of the BBC. With or without Trump as the mascot for the left to punch. They are repeating history… the left want to re-write history by ‘abolishing it’ (again).

    Furthermore, although the current crop of cancellers imagine themselves “weak” in the face of their awful, bigoted enemies, their position in fact represents the height of a presentist arrogance: to believe that one’s views are the apex of a historical moment, different in moral purity from the traditions and beliefs of all who came before you. The “normality” of today’s censors will look very different in five, 10, 100 years’ time: they too, no doubt, will be indicted for their failings, not least of which might have been the desire to censor those who thought differently.

    History. The BBC claim to fame is to burn books and thoughts it does not agree with. That is ‘everyone’ else ‘not like them’.
    I guess that why they hate democracy and will do anything to forge a vote, lie, cheat and extort public funds in any way it can.

    The BBC have a history for sure.



    • Loobyloo says:

      I have just read ‘Why Meadow Died’ by Andrew Pollack and someone else, which he wrote after his daughter was murdered in the school shooting near Miami three years ago. If you can stomach it, it is a real eye opener and shows just how deep and protected the swamp is. Three years later and no one has been held accountable, despite the litany of errors and failures, and the perpetrator hasn’t been to court yet. Thank goodness we don’t have school boards like the USA – they end up being like any other business/political organisation – wide open to corruption. Good subject for Panorama??


  28. Eddy Booth says:

    Richard Pusey: Australian jailed for filming dying officers

    “An Australian man has received a 10-month jail sentence for filming and mocking police officers as they lay dying at a crash scene.
    The mortgage broker had been speeding in his car on a Melbourne freeway last year when he was pulled over by four officers.
    While they were making his arrest, all four were struck by a lorry that had veered out of its lane.
    Pusey had been standing a few metres away and avoided the crash, but afterwards pulled out his phone and began filming numerous videos, some of which ran for more than three minutes.”

    BBC has been keen on this story from the start
    But being amatures miss out half the details
    Like how is it possible the crashing lorry missed Pusey?
    Well I’ll tell you: he was stood on the other side of the road’s safety barrier taking a pee…
    Or how him pleady guilty avoided the obscure law being tested properly, where a fair possibility was he could have walked.
    Lastly the lorry driver Mohinder Singh who got 22 years only gets a brief mention and no photo.


  29. Guest Who says:

    Katty has stopped RTing and actually posted something.


  30. Thoughtful says:

    Here is an extremely disturbing story related to me from the governments contracts & tenders website, but also found on the Daily Mail.


    The government is telling councils they have to recruit an army of new covid Marshalls:

    “In its description of the marshals’ duties, the contract notice reads: ‘Provide practical support to aid and encourage compliance, such as dedicated staff in public areas, business support, or support for individuals.'”

    But the SAGE group today says covid rates are at an all time low, and we are coming out of lockdown, so why are these ‘Marshalls’ needed?

    I find this all rather sinister especially given the days announcement that the digital covid passport is live on the NHS app.


    • Pescara93 says:

      The biggest mistake Johnson made was in not sacking his left wing advisors and replacing them with more politically like minded individuals. So much of what these scientists advise on isn’t really hard science but behavioural psychology. It isn’t a surprise when he gets given advice from Commies like Michie for an authoritarian police state. Gove and Wankock are also social democrat authoritarians. Boris didn’t stand up to these people and the buck stops with him.


      • Thoughtful says:

        “The biggest mistake Johnson made was in not sacking his left wing advisors and replacing them with more politically like minded individuals.”

        Boris in my opinion is a left wing extremist much like his bessie mate David Cameron who was a Socialist Workers Party affiliate member and whose signature appears on documents of the SWP. Who set up ‘charitable’ fronts in order to channel government funds to the SWP, and who handed control of the Police and other major civic functions to his beloved Labour Party.

        Or Theresa May perhaps, who appears to have been a Marxist infiltrator who had no conservative beliefs what so ever, said that she had no problem with the state seizure of private assets without compensation, refused to proscribe far left terrorist groups like Anftifa despite being given clear evidence by security services, and the made up some cock & bull story about the ‘rise of the far right’ in order to deflect attention.

        And then we have Boris who is certainly a left wing extremist, only lacking the competence of the other two. Compared to him the Sage advisors are middle of the road in their beliefs. Alas the Tory Party is so besotted by the rotten school, and London based focus groups to get a decent leader in there.


    • Philip_2 says:

      I suspect that that the snoopers will have a dual role. like a Tarffic Warden to both inspect your status (and powers to lock you in your home) and inspection of your Bin collection Refuse sacks (as this is also part of Climate Change proposals). COVID should last until next Agenda 30, (2030) when effectively we will be in East Germany, with no hope of escape.


  31. Beltane says:

    Our national broadcaster continues to ensure that Boris gets it in the neck over his flat decor – but they don’t seem to want to mention the actual culprit, Princess Nut Nuts, whose vaunting ambitions begin to make Markle seem quite plebian.
    Sooner or later the old philanderer will tire of his latest prima donna, but he could still rue the day those puppy dog looks made his pride swell.


  32. Guest Who says:

    One for Wendy, Jon, etc to ‘analyse’?


    Or not.


  33. Guest Who says:

    Beyond flogging his book on how awful things are and getting a slap for biased reporting, I struggle to think what he has done.


  34. Guest Who says:

    Have the likes of the FA, BbC etc sorted out the proposed knee situation yet?



    • StewGreen says:

      GW’s post doesn’t work cos the tweet was deleted
      It was replaced by a new tweet with slightly different end words
      “sh— hole for power, influence & money.”



  35. Guest Who says:

    Where the Graun leads, the bbc is sure to follow.


    These racist particulates are smart but deadly.

    Well remember standing atop Mount Faber watching them flow from Indonesia past me to take out the locals.

    And luckily Antifa arson smoke is 103% equal opportunity Greta approved.


  36. Eddy Booth says:

    Fact check this story bbc!



    • JohnC says:

      That picture is so racist/homophobic/anything else I can think of to be offended about.
      There should be at least 20 people on there in various stages of colour and biological alteration to accurately represent society (well, society in San Francisco or other big USA cities where they have the biggest mouths and the biggest chips on their shoulders).
      If we can accurately reflect the people behind it, it will ensure they never come to visit.


      • Guest Who says:

        Fitting the 100+ BBC genders on means they’d need a bigger Vger (AI space text to moniker hoover does not have access to Cillit Bang and some Juan Sheet).

        Still, all the Ceebeebies teachers can wear their short frocks so their todgers are framed well.

        Anyone checked on Jon ‘Mandingo’ Snow lately?


      • Garry Lavin says:

        I demand that one of those magic tech moguls launch a spacecraft at once……to track that probe down and stick a correct plate on it!


    • Sluff says:

      Totally disgusting.
      NASA should be cancelled immediately and made to issue a full apology and submit itself to the US equivalent of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.
      Surely a large demonstration in Hyde Park, jointly organised by the Socialist Worker’s Party, Stonewall and BLM is a shoe-in.
      And while I am on it, why are disabled wheelchair users continually under-represented in the American space programme? Just the divisive approach we expect from a rich, capitalist country. You wouldn’t get that in China, Russia, or North Korea. Errrrr………….


  37. JohnC says:

    When other newspapers have to demand OFCOM do something about the outrageous BBC – who have now breached the ‘ambiguous’ stage and are telling outright lies – then you know something in the system stinks.
    They seem to think that publishing lies told by others or linking to lies on twitter mean they are not responsible. This is all the consequences of the gradual boundary shifting they have got away with over Trump and BLM.
    ‘The BBC’s unfounded accusations deserve proper scrutiny from Ofcom’
    The BBC are no longer fit for purpose and something this rotten cannot be fixed by ‘reform’. It must be split up and made to stand or fall on it’s merits in the private sector. We are not living in communist Russia.


  38. JohnC says:

    South Carolinian Tim Scott, who is the only black Republican senator (Democrats have two), is now addressing issues of racism in America.

    “I know what it feels like to be pulled over for no reason, to be followed around a store for no reason,” he says.
    But it’s not for no reason is it Tim ?.
    It’s the same reason they only allow children into stores one at a time : experience.
    But of course Tim knows that.


    • Pescara93 says:

      Watch the BBC promote him and Nikki Haley as the only possible acceptable faces of the Republican party from now on. They will do everything to castigate DeSantis, Cruz and Hawley as they are a genuine threat.to their woke global world view.


  39. JohnC says:

    This is interesting:
    President Biden’s first 100 days as president fact-checked
    Here they list a few of the outright and cynical direct lies by Biden. I was surprised to even see it on the BBC and I can only assume the following:
    I have not seen ANY criticism of Biden and these lies in any news articles since he took office. I suspect the BBC are summarising them in one place like this because of their fear of losing funding. This article can be buried quickly then referred to whenever anyone accuses them of not reporting it.
    When Trump ‘lied’, I remember that most of them were off-the-cuff comments where what he said had to be specifically interpreted in a certain way and he clearly never actually said what they claimed. These from Sleepy are very very cynical and deliberate. It’s totally different.
    The scandal about this is that this is the first I have heard of it.


    • Pescara93 says:

      Notice that they don’t sum up any of the claims though. At no point do they say ‘fact check- false’. The obvious fact that Biden lied in each point is kind of tempered by a rambling excuse kind of weak rebuttal.


  40. JohnC says:

    Just listening to Ken Bruce. Have to move it forward when the news is on and cringe when Richie the gay, black travel guy revels in the spotlight whilst pronouncing ‘bus’ with a ‘z’ for the 10 millionth time.
    Anyway, it had a trailer for Saturday morning radio. It used to be good until Graham Norton went all catty and bitter and I learn from Kens show that the BBC’s once highest paid woman – Claudia Winkleman – presents the main show.
    In her trailer it had some samples of the witty banter and top-class entertainment you can expect:
    ‘We’re covering all the big issues:’
    ‘My class have made fine dining masterpieces out of baked beans on toast’
    ‘Kind of inherited two ducks’. ‘What?’. ‘They turned up at my house’.
    ‘Although there are some things which are difficult with a fringe of these proportions. Reading your fantastic and kind messages and well, just generally seeing where you are going’
    ‘Saturday morning at 10 : it really is excellent’
    She makes Zoe ‘text in what you had for breakfast’ Ball almost seem average.
    Not one single shred of wit between them. The clueless and shallow 20 year old woman is clearly the BBC’s new target audience.


  41. Scroblene says:

    I suppose that when GBNews gets going, the awful bbbc will have to do more of these progs, as nobody will take much notice of their version of proper ‘NEWS’!

    When Sky started all those years ago, I thought they’d do it right, but it didn’t work out like that – here anyway, but as I never see that lot, except on clips by friends here, I’m not really an authority!

    So it’s more shallow dross like your statement says, JC, and lots of ‘research’ (paid for by the TV tax), for them to find out that they really are pretty poor at most things they do now!

    But they won’t ask the kids, as their mums pay the TV tax…


  42. AsISeeIt says:

    PM faces formal probes and besmirching the good name of John Lewis

    This is probably the point where Boris Johnson – in my imagination – looking and sounding uncannily like a dishevelled Oliver Hardy – turns to his partner, his live-in main squeeze, and says “Well, that’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into” – or perhaps, so as not to offend her indoors, he mutters this regretful mantra in some quiet moment of privacy to his own dishonourable member.

    Boris painted into corner‘ (Daily Mail) – this is our favourite witty headline of the morning.

    Carrie Symonds, the ideal posh totty (there just aren’t enough Kates to go round ‘On wedding anniversary 10 years on, and never more in love‘ – ah, bless, Prince Wills and Kate there still lovey-dovey in the Daily Mail) – except the PM’s bird just couldn’t get on with his geeky mate Dom and was way too posh and trendy for the John Lewis furnishings in Downing Street. Her antics in the attic flat have given much grist to the anti-Boris media mill.

    Johnson faces formal probes‘ (FT) – nasty.

    As Michael Deacon in the Telegraph points out: ‘Besmirch the good name of John Lewis at your peril

    Meanwhile, Guardian headline writers are never knowingly under sold (well, only in terms of their low circulation): “This is a crime against humanity” – quoting here from the right-on achingly trendy Booker Prize winning author Suzanna Arundhati Roy who, with the end of the Raj some time ago now, you might think she’d have less to moan about, but nevertheless opposes American neo-imperialism. She’s also anti-Israel. A nasty prejudice which she and her ilk tend to disguise as anti-Zionism

    What’s a Booker Prize winner to do? Despite what James Dean would have had us believe there’s no rebel without a cause. She has even fallen out with India since she advocated for the independence of the state of Kashmir – the Pakistanis and BBC/Guardian types would love to see that.

    Nevertheless, I’m intrigued by the phrase “This is a crime against humanity” used to describe covid in India representing the media’s other obsession du jour, beside Boris’s ‘Proper fancy wallpaper‘ (as the proletarian Daily Star would have it) or ‘Flatgate‘ (as the Daily Express rather disparagingly terms this neo-scandal which is in truth little more than fripperies and tassels poncifying the far wider on-going and far further reaching crony capitalism of Big Pharma, and the likes of G4S, Serco, Wind/Subsidy Farmers etc.

    Crime against Humanity implies agency and guilty parties rather than an act of God – or if you will… Budha, Allah, or one of the several Hindu deities. I blame the Chinese juggling with dodgy viruses in that laboratory of their’s in Wuhan – but that’s just me being logical and using common sense, rather than faith.

    The psychopathic so-called Heath Secretary Matt Hancock, presiding over the worst NHS performance and outcomes in recorded history – the waiting time for in-growing toenail treatments for instance is now taking longer than average life expectancy (I may have made up that statistic to make a point – but if he can do it, so can I) he pops up in the Express brandishing: ‘60m booster jabs to halt third wave‘ – that’ll be our nonexistant third wave. When you eventually exit the stage Hancock, don’t bother to wave.

    The bullet-headed Prof Van-Tam is also releuctant to see an eclipse of his period of power, his glorious few moments in the limelight: ‘Meeting indoors after two jabs is safe – it’s just not allowed‘ (Times) – and there folks, in essence, is the first and last word on lockdown. It may not really be necessary for our safety, but it’s the law – for whatever reason. ‘Hugs in 53 days‘ (Daily Star) – remind me what planet we’re on?

    On the subject of jabs indoors: ‘Ryan Giggs in the dock. Assault charges. The former Man Utd star arrives at court where he denied attack on ex‘ (Metro) specifically: ‘Giggs butted his ex‘ (Daily Star) – allegedly. Perhaps his defence should be early onset demetia caused by too much heading the ball.


  43. Sluff says:

    Two great examples of gutter journalism from the BBC this morning. And in the same story!

    Some wag among the Toady production team has decided it would be a great tactic in its relentless socialist ant-government campaign to find out which charities and projects will see reduced funding when the overseas aid budget is reduced from extravagant to generous. The aim then is to cherry pick the ones which most can tug at the heartstrings and make sure we hear how terrible are the results of the ‘cutbacks’.

    So this morning Mischal ‘useless’ Hussein in her usual patronising, oily way, ‘interviewed’ Baroness someone or other about the cuts in funding to a project which gives out free contraceptives. A worthwhile idea, no doubt, but quite why a foreign aid project relies on the contributions of just one country aka one source of income, a high risk and non-resilient strategy for any organisation, was not of course investigated.

    But the muck-raking got a whole lot worse. Drawing on the most tenuous of connections of the Baroness to David Cameron (was it as threadbare as that he set the 0.7% of GDP foreign aid target in the first place?) Useless went straight on to grill her not about the charity but about David Cameron’s links to Greensill Capital!!!!!! FFS. The lady played a straight bat, not hard to do, and to her credit refused to even attempt to answer any questions. She even pointed out that it was not why she was there.

    Toady. World class in unadulterated s***-stirring.


    • vlad says:

      Agreed, but i would just change a couple of adjectives: when the overseas aid budget is reduced from ludicrous to extravagant.


      • Fedup2 says:

        The UK state providing money to educate foreign kids in a foreign country . Methinks it does enough of that at home .

        End the overseas aid budget – keep a few bob for real emergencies and reduce a bit of borrowing that way . But only a conservative government would do that – which is not what we have – shocking really to have an 80 majority and not use it .


  44. Beltane says:

    Thought to check out alternative sources, in the interests of democracy and fair play, so went to GMB to see how they would view the PM’s downfall via the ‘Flat Scandal’.
    And with, I have to say, a degree of disappointment as a result. In the Red corner sat their selection: Ayesha Hazarika – though quite why a cross between a Scotch budgie and a Teletubby is now regarded as the go-to political intellect is a mystery.
    Whatever her credentials, the Blue corner choice of that model of probity, My Lord of Archer put her deeply into the shade. His fawning assessment of Starmer’s ‘brilliance’ in his skilled entrapment of Boris in the Commons was, as he put it, a model of incisive courtroom cross-examination, and if anyone should know what that feels like it has to be our Jeff.
    So, as usual, it’s a choice of evils when it comes to gaining any insight or meaningful info. GBN can’t come fast enough.


  45. vlad says:

    While the biased BBC dotes over the old dotard in the White House, Tucker is less than impressed.

    He’s particularly worried about the FBI raiding Rudy Giuliani’s home in a blatant act of political revenge and intimidation.

    (The Feds seized all his electronic devices, except one: a copy of the hard drive from Hunter Biden’s laptop. Almost as if they’d received instructions from above.)

    “Biden admin using force of law to crush political dissent”


    • Pescara93 says:

      I imagine they’ll go after Steve Bannon too.


      • vlad says:

        Yes, the ‘nice guy’ facade of the Biden admin is just that: a facade, behind which lurks a snarling, vengeful and authoritarian regime.

        Despite all the talk of reconciliation and ‘unity’ (that the biased BBC laps up at face value) the Dems made it clear, even during the election, that they didn’t just want to beat Trump, but to eradicate Trumpism, remove all traces of it from the national consciousness, and go after his allies.

        It’s a vendetta with a capital V.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Interesting how it is acceptable for the FBI to tip off the media about raids on political opponents. Not exactly land of the free….

      It cant be long before domestic terrorism gets going in the USA as people see that the fraudulent regime is doing


    • Dobyns says:

      If one looks back, it was standard practice in the first Obama Administration to use the machinery of state to crush the opposition.

      It’s apparently standard practice in the second JoeBama Administration also


  46. Guest Who says:

    The BBC is offering ‘a really simple guide’.


    Given all pretence has been dropped, does it just scream Vote Labour!!!! at anyone really simple enough to follow bbc guides?


  47. Philip_2 says:

    A rare occasion. The BBC aplologises today hidden away on its online news page.
    BBC News viewers and listeners will struggle to find the “clarification” of its story claiming that Sir James Dyson was a prominent Conservative supporter. It is tucked away on the corporation’s news online corrections page where it states that the entrepreneur inventor says this imputation is factually incorrect. “We are happy to set the record straight,” the BBC said.

    I don’t think they (BBC) are happy at all. Its bound to go to OFCOM as another example of BIAS that is obvious to all of us here, the BBC- forced to make an apology is a rarity.



  48. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – in which Mishal starts off all quiet, tight-lipped and serious . . . …

    The ‘first look at the papers’ was interesting in that the BBC appear to be ‘hand-in-glove’ with that once upon a time ‘far right’ newspaper, the Daily Mail. Mishal kicked off, iirc, with said DM and their ‘obsession du jour’ who signed the cheque for Princess Nut Nuts makeover of the No.10 flat above the shop. Think she may have done the secdond item on the same theme and then Nick Robinson chipped in with – yes, you guessed – more on Wallpapergate but from a different rag.

    I post here from memory which may be unreliable. I’m reaching boredom point on the old toleration scale. I wouldn’t be surprised if the British public – and more importantly the British electorate – were some way ahead of me.

    Anyway, on to the 6.40 Newspaper (and web-sites) Review and suddenly Mishal was much happier and having a chuckle with Nick. What happened? Well, they got in more digs against the Government and the PM. Perhaps that cheered them? Maybe Mishal’s croissante had arrived from Waitrose? Or a second steaming latte and a croissante?

    Perhaps the croissante had chocolate in the middle? Naughty but very non-traditional.


    • Beltane says:

      Too true Up2. The days of the Mail featuring as the butt of all things fascist and intolerant on HIGNIFY and all points east have long gone. When once BBC ‘comedians’ spat the title with sympathetic groans from the audience have been replaced by quotes from Marr, Mishal and Maitless – and nobody asks why.
      Who decided to replace anti-EU Dacre with ambivalent Grieg, just at the time when Brexit talks began their knife-edge progress? Was that a coincidence?
      Who says our press is free and independent? Not our ‘powers that be’ in the background, that’s for sure. More power to Andrew Neil’s elbow – he’s going to need it. And so will we.


      • Doublethinker says:

        Anyone know the re scheduled launch date for News GB? I’m not expecting it to be very far right of centre but anything that is not far left like Ch4 or the BBC will be very welcome. I shall certainly watch the first few weeks of its output and if it breaks the stranglehold that the Wokists have over our news and comment I will be happy to continue watching.


    • Sluff says:

      Asian presenter eats croissants.
      Isn’t that the very kind of ‘cultural appropriation’ the BBC and its far left race- baiting acolytes are constantly telling us is verboten?


      • Beltane says:

        Good try Sluff but the crescent-shaped croissant is obviously an embodiment of islamic culture.

        And if that wasn’t so a few days ago, I’m quite sure it will be soon.


        • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

          The story goes that during the Siege of Vienna (1683) a baker was inspired by the crescent banners of the surrounding Turks to make a novelty pastry for his fellow citizens.

          “Croissant” is a participle of the French “croitre” from Latin “crescere”, to grow. Our Moon can be “increscent” (waxing) or “decrescent” (waning) with the ‘horns’ always pointing away from the Sun. Astronomers have used these words but most prefer “waxing/waning crescent”, though “waning crescent” is, etymologically, a contradiction in terms!

          The problem with the Islamic crescent is that the Moon never actually looks like that. Crescent phases more resemble the bracket symbols ( or ) than they do a C or backwards C. Part of the reason may simply be stylizing, i.e. exaggerating the crescent shape for artistic effect, e.g. in heraldry. My theory is that the Islamic crescent is not the Moon but the Sun partially eclipsed by it.

          When the Moon appears too small to cover the Sun fully, even if well aligned in front of it, it leaves a ring uncovered at maximum eclipse (hence the term “annular” or O-shaped partial). Before and after this phase, you would see something like the crescent shown on the Turkish flag. Try sliding a 5p piece over a 1p and noting the shape of the uncovered part of the 1p just before the 5p is internally tangent within the circle of the larger coin. It’s like a C with the ‘horns’ nearly touching.

          The clincher for me is that “star” to the right of the crescent on the flag, which is probably a Baily’s Bead, i.e. sunlight reaching the Earth through a lunar valley where the Moon is otherwise blocking it out. Francis Baily observed this in Scotland in 1836 during an annular eclipse and his name has stuck to it.


  49. Fedup2 says:

    Phillip 2
    Ofcom called on the BBC to be more ‘transparent ‘ in its last report on it . So it will be interesting to see upon what evidence the BBC asserted that Mr Dyson is a ‘Tory supporter ‘ as in

    Who said it
    Who reported it
    Who verified it
    Who decided to publish it
    What happened to the liar ?
    Why the BBC buries their confession of lying away …..?

    When lefties do the smokescreen job of accusing the BBC of being biased to the Right – such episodes prove the opposite.

    I wonder if all of this is really about trying to keep Hartlepool Labour as the polls suggest a tight outcome ( yes I know about polls)
    Incidentally – I doubt if we will see too many of the Labour high command visiting Hartlepool because it will remind the voters of the trash ( scum ) that Labour is .

    And that we are saddled to the better of 2 poor brands ..


  50. Thoughtful says:

    It’s difficult this morning not to have a feeling of schadenfreude over the announcement by Joe Biden of ridiculous spending proposals and swinging tax increases on anyone earning over $400 000 pa.

    Unlike in the UK Americans are taxed which ever country they reside in, so running away to Monaco is not going to help with someones tax situation.

    So many of Americas wealthy elites especially in tech or the media have driven the massively damaging woke agenda, but are now about to be bitten by the very thing which they have fought for.

    We know what happens when the luvvies get bitten by the Socialist rapacious demand for money, they don’t like it one bit, and in the case of the 1970s many of the leftie luvvies including the leftist Beatles ran away to tax havens to protect their incomes, but still retained the insane dream that Socialism could be run without high taxes.

    Here are the lyrics they wrote in protest about the Socialist taxes in Britain at the time:

    One, two, three, four
    One, two (one, two, three, four)
    Let me tell you how it will be
    There’s one for you, nineteen for me
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman
    Yeah, I’m the taxman
    Should five percent appear too small
    Be thankful I don’t take it all
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman
    Yeah, I’m the taxman
    I’ll tax the street
    (If you try to sit, sit) I’ll tax your seat
    (If you get too cold, cold) I’ll tax the heat
    (If you take a walk, walk) I’ll tax your feet
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman
    Yeah, I’m the taxman
    Don’t ask me what I want it for
    (Ah, ah, Mr. Wilson)
    If you don’t want to pay some more
    (Ah, ah, Mr. Heath)
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman
    Yeah, I’m the taxman
    Now my advice for those who die (taxman)
    Declare the pennies on your eyes (taxman)
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman
    Yeah, I’m the taxman
    And you’re working for no one but me (taxman)

    They weren’t alone, the rolling stones ran away to France, we saw the Brain Drain as talented people realised they could earn much more money even if the pay was less abroad.

    This is going to happen in America as nutters like the Hollywood luvvies realise half their earnings are going to be taken away from them for nothing in return, and that they cannot run away from it without changing their nationality (expect many to come live in Hampstead like Madonna and Gillian Anderson, to avoid the Socialism they still support.

    This also going to massive affect another heavily indebted lefty couple who are banking on making enough money to finance their extravagant lifestyle. So here’s a song for them from the time when in Britain taxes were Socialist.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Just another thought on this, is that Prince Harry has retained his UK citizenship and will therefore not be paying tax to the US nor to the UK if he can claim it is money earned working abroad, so those two will probably not pay any of the swinging Biden tax hikes.


    • Up2snuff says:

      2% is hardly swinging, Thoughtful, and is somewhat less than the UK equivalent.


      • Thoughtful says:

        $1.8 trillion is swingeing and as far as I’m aware they haven’t actually announced where the largest rises are going to be.

        The 2% appears to be an estimate based on the levels of the Obama administration, but if those figures are used then they won’t raise the amounts quoted. This is why people are saying the figures don’t add up.