563 Responses to Midweek Thread 26 May 2021

  1. richard D says:

    Chance login timing again ?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Me distracted. There goes the chance for two in a row. 🙂

      Seriously though, the BBC is getting dangerous. It’s paranoia is showing: claiming that various Government Ministers want to clamp down hard on the BBC, claiming that the print media is hostile and also that other TV stations resent the BBC. Well they would, wouldn’t they. Apart from C4, who get some scrapings from the BBC’s vast income, the other channels all have to earn their money. Same for the newspapers, too.

      The BBC display an arrogance and complete lack of self-awareness. They are far too big, overpaid and over-staffed. Something should be done. Start by voting with your feet people and cancelling your TV Licence if you have not already done so. There are ways to go legally Licence free.

      Moi? The duvet beckons. Zzzzzzzzzzz!

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    • StewGreen says:

      Catchup links to latest posts on the previous thread
      page 4 started 5:15pm Tuesday

      page 3 started 8:10am Tuesday
      There was a lot about the metroliberals fake narrative about Sasha Johnson’s shooting
      How her organisation falsely politicised it from the start, making out it was likely to a white conspiracy against her
      .. when they must have known all along the perps were a black gang
      I see someone else was stabbed too
      BBC even today ran with “Sasha Johnson: Black Lives Matter activist shot by group of men”
      – Labour MP Nadia Whittome who also lives in wacky cospiracy land is taking leave of abscence due to PTSD
      – Media are crazy cos it’s George Floyd anniversary #VirtueSignalling #Bandwagon
      – BBC NI sitting on a lie and then issuing a correction after 3 months

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  2. Guest Who says:

    Did seem to get moved on from.

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  3. Guest Who says:

    Another BBC Naaaaaaa BS gem en route?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Jeremy Corbyn has told MPs investigating accusations of antisemitism in the Labour party that he regrets once calling members of Hamas and Hezbollah “friends”.
      https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/04/jeremy-corbyn-says-he-regrets-calling-hamas-and-hezbollah-friends

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    • NCBBC says:

      As Muslim populations grow there will be increasing attacks on Jews. France reached that stage long ago. Many French Jews have already left. The rest are hoping that France will rescue itself. The warning by several in line Generals is a wakeup call.

      We in Britain have done the convenient thing – swept the problem under the carpet, tens of thousands of rapes of young girls included.

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      • TheRebelUK says:

        It’s amazing that the French who are quite keen on protesting have let this happen to their country. I wonder if they have a state broadcaster which is as low life scum like our BBC?

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        • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

          Sometimes I think that the French are more worried about the spread of English than the spread of Islam.

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  4. TheRebelUK says:

    Another example of BBC feeding us selected truth rather than the whole story. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-57238301

    Yeah that black activist woman got shot so the BBC report to us what the police said “Met Commander Alison Heydari said the men had “entered the garden of the property and discharged a firearm”.

    But when you read what commander Alison really said it was this “Around 3 am a group of four black males dressed in dark coloured clothing entered the garden of the property and discharged a firearm. They had left the scene before officers arrived.” https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/05/25/four-black-men-suspected-in-shooting-of-blms-sasha-johnson/

    The BBC never learn, why can’t they tell the whole truth of what this commander woman said?

    They just brain wash and expect people not to notice. Good job people on here are wise to their underhand tactics.

    Oh and the original bbc story only stayed on the news page for a very short period. Wonder why?

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      The BBC never learn, why can’t they tell the whole truth of what this commander woman said?

      Oh, the BBC have learned. They know that an accurate description of the violent, third world, chaos that exists in some British cities due to the characteristics of certain demographics would not be good. They know that ordinary people might ask: What are these criminals doing here in the first place? They know people know that it is because of mass immigration. They know that people might start to ask: Why do we have immigration? Who is responsible for it? What are their motivations? They know that they, the BBC, play a major role in promoting it, lying about it, covering up the consequences, suppressing national debate. They know that if people were informed they might just start to get rather angry about the whole business, and that their righteous anger might well be directed at the BBC and the traitorous politicians.

      So yes, the BBC have learned what they need to do to try and keep a lid on it. They have learned to never tell the truth about anything.

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        This sort of thing happens all the time in Jamaica. We then import tens of thousands of Jamaicans and… it happens here too. Only a leftist could possibly be surprised at this.

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      • TheRebelUK says:

        Ian that’s a great explanation and makes perfect sense. The only thing I would add is that the BBC couldn’t get away with it if it wasn’t for the government of the day being an accomplice to its deeds.

        If the gov wanted to reform or replace it then it would be done by now but they haven’t. Could it be that our beloved broadcaster is working for the government or is it the government working for the BBC?

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    • Banania says:

      By “discharged a firearm” they probably mean “shot her” (i.e. with a gun).

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Oops.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The full version of that Telegraph article
      was copyNpasted onto both page 3 and later page 4 of our previous thread

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  6. Guest Who says:

    Carey knows what the manic words are to get Newsnight revved up.

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    • vlad says:

      What? A luvvie getting all fashionably political to show she’s not just a pretty face? Surely not.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Government = tax payer.
      Charity = Activism.

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  7. G.W.F. says:

    Drip drip, more on Sasha. There were 30 guests at the party when Sasha was shot by four black men.
    And one man was slightly wounded by a knife.
    Surely one of the 30 guest might be persuaded to identify those who attacked their sista.

    https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/peckham-shooting-police-sasha-johnson-20676738

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    • StewGreen says:

      I guess quite a few of the people at that party knew who that black gang was right from the start
      Unless it’s some kind of weird wrong address thing , they would have known they were at war with this other gang.
      Media are very good at standing outside Dominic Cummings door in packs of 30 ..but not so active here.

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  8. BRISSLES says:

    The news has been like Groundhog Day – seeing the same news clips, interviews, with special reports being on a time loop.

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  9. vlad says:

    Tonight’s BBC news unwatchable. One long moanathon:

    – Government ‘confusion’ over the pandemic (yes, BBC, pandemics are complicated to manage – get over it). Incidentally, is it a coincidence that many of the high infection areas were also areas of high grooming gang activity?

    – Alleged Islamophobia in the Tory party. (I wonder why?)

    – Single mothers having to give up their children for adoption, decades ago. (Funereal voiceover.)

    – And, of course, the anniversary of the death in America of a petty criminal whose name escapes me.

    Huw Edwards putting on his concerned, frowny face throughout, like he gives a damn.

    Andrew Neil, please save us.

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    • Banania says:

      “…having to give up their children for adoption, decades ago.”
      How many of those children would make it as far as birth today, and which is better?

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  10. pugnazious says:

    You may have heard Today’s glowing, glorifying, grubby hagiography of Max Mosley in which an entirely new and untrue version of his life was spun….apparently he was in no way a fascist but he should be celebrated as a doughty defender of the right to a private life.

    Naturally he was a fascist, proven, and so you might think it odd that the BBC would dodge that truth so keen as they are to label anyone with the slightest whiff of wanting to control immigration or want to leave the blessed EU as ‘Far Right’.

    As for a doughty defender of private life…well he certainly ploughed millions into the attempt to destroy the free Press…something the BBC was actively engaged in and still is…witness it trying to spread the blame for Bashir as they claim ‘Well everyone’s at it so any action needs to tackle them as well.’

    Wasn’t this the BBC that plastered Boris’ argument with his girlfriend across the airwaves and internet…an argument obtained by a neighbour leaning up against his door and recording it. The BBC of course weaponising Boris’ personal, private life for their own political, anti-Brexit, anti-Boris reasons….even trying to locate and dox his children and their mothers…the BBC claiming it was very important that we know how many children he had with whom…otherwise how could we trust him?

    Wasn’t this the BBC that launched an attack on Tory minister John Whittingdale because he’d once had a relationship with a girl who worked as an escort? Surely he had a right to a private life without the seedy BBC splashing it all over the news….and once again for cynical political reasons…it was during the BBC Charter negotiations….clearly an attempt to smear and pressurise Whittingdale.

    The Daily Mail asks questions about the BBC interviews on Mosley….

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-9618769/MICK-HUME-man-hateful-fascist-pamphlet-lauded-airwaves.html

    ‘MICK HUME: Why was Max Mosley – man who put his name to a hateful fascist pamphlet – lauded on the BBC airwaves?

    For those who thought BBC hypocrisy and double standards could not sink any lower after the Martin Bashir scandal, its coverage of the death of Max Mosley was something of an eye-opener.

    The multi-millionaire former Formula One tycoon and occasional tax exile, who died of cancer this week aged 81, was in his younger years a revolting racist and enthusiast for apartheid, as well as a zealous supporter of his father, Oswald Mosley, the erstwhile leader of the British Union of Fascists.

    In later life, he notoriously spent thousands of pounds staging a sadomasochistic orgy in which he whipped prostitutes dressed in striped pyjamas while counting in German — and then spent millions more trying to stifle the Press for daring to expose his past and present.

    So why did the BBC, normally so keen to highlight any hint of historical racism, report Mosley’s death as if it marked the passing of a paragon of virtue?’

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  11. Sluff says:

    It’s such a mystery.
    The BBC tonight re-iterated how covid case rates in Bolton, Blackburn, and Leicester are very hight but after all this time and with all those hundreds of investigative journalists at their disposal they still have absolutely no idea what might link them.

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    • Banania says:

      As long as you are not ill or die it doesn’t matter whether you are a “case” (n.b. new definition) or not. Test for IQ and you will find idiots.

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  12. Sluff says:

    As the Sachs Johnson BLM love-in continues, the BBC seem to think that someone being shot in the head at a party is so normal and acceptable an event it is scarcely worth reporting as a crime in itself.
    Mind you, they have a full agenda. It’s the first anniversary of the George Floyd riots…..errrrr…………I mean death.

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    • NCBBC says:

      It’s the first anniversary of the George Floyd riots…..errrrr…………I

      Martyrdom??

      What a strange world, where vicious thugs and advocates of genocide are celebrated as long as they are the right colour of people of colour. Not all colours obviously.

      But Hitler was wrong.

      Thankfully this lunacy will die by its own sword.

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    • JohnC says:

      Just ‘a few rotten eggs’ apparently. That’s all. We have to expect black people to shoot other black people in the head now and then.

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    • davylars says:

      Will the BBC be doing an ‘investigative’ report on the Sachs Johnson shooting?
      If I remember correctly when that young lad was shot accidentally by whitey gang members in Croxteth, Liverpool, didn’t they do a Crimewatch to help catch the perpetrators..

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  13. JohnC says:

    George Floyd death: How US police are trying to win back trust
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57205015
    ‘It must be hard being a police officer in America, especially after the death of George Floyd.
    Damn right too, some would argue, given the shocking video of his last moments alive.’

    Good God – this must be the worst example I’ve seen yet of BBC adding their own opinion to influence the reader. That last sentence is absolutely outrageously.

    The truth of the matter is that black people hate the police because they arrest them and they don’t want to be arrested. No amount of trust will ever bridge that gap.
    I see the BLM activist Sasha Johnson shot by a black gang story has disappeared now. No mass protests on the streets.
    Shows how racist ‘Black Lives Matter’ and the BBC really are.

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    • NCBBC says:

      One can never have trust between Law Enforcement officers and a community with a significant number of Law breakers.

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  14. JohnC says:

    AI emotion-detection software tested on Uyghurs
    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57101248
    Panorama doing what Panoramo do best. Pushing their predefined conclusion by mis-representing any scraps of evidence they can scrape together.
    Apparently trying to analyse whether some of these Uyghurs have any emotional state by looking at them with a camera as they are interviewed is:
    “The Chinese government use Uyghurs as test subjects for various experiments just like rats are used in laboratories”.
    And then we have:
    ‘Hikvision advertising a Uyghur-detecting AI camera, and a patent for software developed by Dahua, another tech giant, which could also identify Uyghurs.’. What they don’t include there is that these cameras try to detect every single ethnic group equally. Along with it we have a big picture of a CCTV camera and the caption ‘Hikvision makes a range of products including cameras’. It’s a child-like attempt for guilt-association.
    I am pretty sure our CCTV cameras capture a lot more than that. We are watched almost everywhere we go : it’s how WE catch terrorists.
    I think it’s time for the disgraced Panorama and it’s over-eager 6th form staff to disappear.

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  15. JohnC says:

    Look at the absolute racist sh!t CNN are putting out:

    Muhammad, a friend of Johnson, said that although the facts of the shooting were still being established, “whether it was targeted or [whether] she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, the fact is, nobody is spraying bullets into white communities, but it’s a regular occurrence within the black community. We should be very concerned about that kind of activity.”
    No mention that is it black people who are spraying the bullets, not white people. The very people they have prevented being stopped and searched ‘because it’s racist’.
    They stupidity and hypocrisy about everything and everyone BLM related is just sickening. CNN is what the BBC wants to be but know they can’t get away with it.

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  16. AsISeeIt says:

    Pet projects & the BBC’s reputation in shreddies – but still gets government endorsement

    As the realisation sinks in that Sir Keir is a bit rubbish, so the anti-Tory press sling everything they can think of at the PM.

    Out of touch Boris “gave Super League the nod”‘ (Daily Mirror)

    Boris Johnson will welcome Viktor Orban, the rightwing populist Hungarian prime minister, to Downing Street on Friday…‘ (FT)

    Did he eat anyone’s pet hamster?

    Not that the press that is sympathetic to him, rare as it is, is any more adult in their analysis: ‘Boris Johnson out for a run in London yesterday with Dilyn. His government is considering tougher sentences for dognappers, who “cause huge pain and grief”‘ (Times)

    That’ll be Boris’s government, not Dilyn the jack russell cross’s.

    You’ll always know an adminstration is desperately looking for something to do with itself when they propose a dangerous dogs act – or in this case a cute fluffy dogs bill.

    What’s the betting they make a dog’s breakfast of it – and offend the cat people?

    If we’re ever going to win this culture war it’s no use relying on Boris. We’ve seen his flip flopping on the BBC. We’re just going to have to do it ourselves, like National Trust members have done: ‘The Chairman of the National Trust has resigned amid a revolt among its members over the charity’s “woke” policies‘ (Telegraph)

    Speaking of doing it yourself: ‘DIY legend Nick’s BBC job is saved by the Sun‘ (Sun) – seems our Nick Knowles was threatened with the sack by the Beeb for having advertised Shreddies. Meanwhile the untouchable Gary Lineker can happily endorse crisps? And the slightly too touchy-feely Andrew Marr can happily endorse socialism?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Brilliant finish, AISI. A good read, as always. Can’t say that about the Beeb.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      If the National Trust members can oust the Woke we the millions of License Fee payers can oust the BBC. Admittedly the BBC have more tools of oppression at their disposal than do the NT but of the 29 million plus LF payers I reckon that just 100 thousand refuseniks would be enough to get the ball rolling and that within a few months the number would pass a million and continue to grow rapidly. Once the million was reached the BBC License Fee would be finished and the power of the BBC broken.

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  17. Guest Who says:

    They really are desperate.

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    • JohnC says:

      Lawyers:
      Apology = officially accepting responsibility.
      Then the compensation claims start.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Labour Goverment?

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      BBC on Bashirgate: “It was 25 years ago – we should forget all about it”.

      BBC on forced adoptions: “It was 70 years ago – the Prime Minister should apologise”

      BBC on slavery: “It was 350 years – you are ALL GUILTY and should have it shoved down your throat morning, noon and night”.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Students at the University of Manchester have painted over a mural of a poem by Rudyard Kipling, arguing that the writer “dehumanised people of colour”. The poem If, which was written around 1895, had been painted on the wall of the university’s newly refurbished students’ union.19 Jul 2018

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        • Seppers says:

          I quite like the poem but if the students didn’t they have a right to get rid of it.
          What bothers me is how many students got a say.

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      • JamesArthur says:

        Ian
        So true but the Left have no understanding of irony or common sense. It’s their truth and lived history that matters…not yours or anyone else’s.
        Hopefully they will eventually eat themselves but we ‘normal’ law abidi g tax paying citizens have to use their tools against them. I get a sense things are starting to change…the Burnley or Batley bin men and National Trust are a start.

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      • Banania says:

        BBC on abortions…….

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    • BRISSLES says:

      I cant ever remember babies being ‘torn’ from the arms of their mothers during that time. If they were born out of wedlock, then they were generally given up for adoption, because it was a more moral time, and an unmarried mother would have to live with the whispers and shame calling, – there was many a shotgun wedding !

      Even in the 70’s when the Pill had been in existence for over 10 years, we were more liberal minded, so I don’t know where they get that idea from.

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  18. Guest Who says:

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/may/25/bbc-boss-says-it-may-have-to-pay-out-to-whistleblower-over-bashir-interview?

    Or…. ‘Hapless tvl payers will need to again bail out inept market rate talents’.

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  19. Guest Who says:

    It’s a mystery.

    Ms. Abbott an early alumnus of idiocy, iirc.

    At least she keeps her kit on.

    Back on the bbc a lot now too.

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  20. Guest Who says:

    She’s right.

    Not for the reasons stated. LBC is the MSM.

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  21. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Tora! Tora! Tora!

    TOADY this morning is in attack mode, just like TWatO yesterday. “Let’s stick it to the Conservative Government before they stick it to us.” Laura ‘Part-time’ Kuenssberg, the tone in the voice is a dead giveaway on radio, is the BBC’s Sgt. Stan Jablonski.

    You would think in the age of post-Dyson/post-Bashir the BBC would want to be just a bit more like Sgt Phil:
    “Item last: due to the bad behaviour of some members of this Precinct House, much attention is focussed on us at present, from the Mayor’s Office downwards. It behoves us all to now to remember our duties and behave in the best possible manner to all, especially to members of the public that we protect and serve in order to uphold the law. Any further incidences of bias, taking sides, poor language, bad language, undue violence whether of words or physicality, any misfeasance, will not just attract the attention of the Mayor, the Police Chief and politicians but will result in extreme heat from Capt Furillo and myself being visited upon the heads of the culprits. Be very clear on that. OK, that’s it. Let’s roll.”

    “And hey! Let us be fully remembering of all of this and behave very carefully out there, today.”

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  22. Guest Who says:

    BBC Moaning Mole…

    BBC NEWS DAILY

    By Nafeesa Shan

    Advice clarified in worst-hit Covid areas

    ***
    Nafeesa and photo ed have also decided such areas are 100% white to the naked bbc eye.

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    • Banania says:

      “…such areas are 100% white…”
      If it was in working hours the inhabitants were all off making advertisements.

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  23. Guest Who says:

    One for bbc noooooope BS to either say how great polls say Sleepy is or sell each other’s books.

    And the BBC and rest of MSM has imported this here.

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  24. Guest Who says:

    Interesting times.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1440327/BBC-news-bbc-bias-lord-dyson-inquiry-princess-diana-martin-bashir-interview-royal-news?

    Albeit in the Chinese sense.

    Speaking of which…

    Di a noted early alumnus of baiting propelled way beyond her brains.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Many societies throughout history have practised slavery, and Muslim societies were no exception.

      It’s thought that as many people were enslaved in the Eastern slave trade as in the Atlantic slave trade.

      It’s ironic that when the Atlantic slave trade was abolished the Eastern trade expanded, suggesting that for some Africans the abolition of the Atlantic trade didn’t lead to freedom, but merely changed their slave destination.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/slavery_1.shtml

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      • Banania says:

        “…merely changed their slave destination.”
        With the additional inconvenience of castration.

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  25. Tabs says:

    Millions cannot afford water bills, says watchdog
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57247187

    I have nothing against helping people pay their water bills if they really are poor but why call it a “social tariff”.

    There is a constant drip feeding us with social this and social that along with slogans like ‘do your part for sociality’ and before you know it we have socalism and the BBC are always pushing it.

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    • Sluff says:

      The headline I want to see is
      ‘Millions cannot afford TV licence’ says watchdog.

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      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Or maybe:
        ‘Millions can afford TV license but don’t want it’ says watchdog.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Make SKY TV free to everyone – new Rashford campaign.

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  26. Doublethinker says:

    Just listened to John Whittingdale on a talk radio interview from yesterday about the BBC. He was full of how tough the government would be on holding the BBC to high standards of impartiality, about how the government would impose a new governance structure on the BBC , how new DG Tim Davie had grasped the nettle of reform.
    It is clear that at present the government dare not do the one thing , indeed the only thing, that will reform the BBC and that is to refuse it any public money and force it to become a subscription only service.
    Clearly the government needs a helping hand in the shape of the general public simply refusing to pay for this Woke monster and stopping all payment of the License Fee. Perhaps if these spineless Tories were faced with hundreds of thousands of what be largely Tory voters refusing to pay for the BBC they would realise that forcing the BBC to become a subscription service was a vote retainer if not a vote winner.

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  27. Sluff says:

    Given that one of the stated aims of the BLM movement was to cancel and de-fund the Police, I look forward to hearing from one of their ‘spokespersons’ whether they wish the Police to investigate the shooting of Sasha Johnson or not.

    I think we should be told, but I suspect it is a question the BBC will not be asking.

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    • Foscari says:

      Sluff-As I wrote on the last weekend thread. Riz Lateef
      and her Londonistan regional programme on the BBC spent
      nearly the whole of the half hour slot slagging off the
      Metropolitan Police and institutional racism from all of us
      minority indigenous Londoners. It was of course George
      Floyd day. So the programme could run riot.
      Sarah Johnson the black activist shot by black gangsters?
      Not a mention. Peckham is in the capitol I believe.
      But as I wrote yesterday when it comes to the BLM organization
      There is not that much mattering when its black on black lives.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Foscari, I noticed in a BBC web-site article that the truth may be creeping out. Apparently Sasha Johnson had had death threats made to her. And this mother of young children just happened to be standing outside in a specific place, I assume where she would be known to be, in the early hours of the morning.

        Hhhmmmmnnn.

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    • JohnC says:

      The Telegraph has about the most balanced article I’ve seen up to now on the subject.
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/05/25/black-lives-matter-activist-injured-shooting-facing-prosecution/
      ‘A Black Lives Matter activist who was shot in the head was being prosecuted on charges of racially harassing a police officer during a protest last year, it has emerged.’. No mention of that on al Beeb.
      And her activist friends are still trying to make it a racist attack by saying the attackers wore balaclavas so noone could know they were black. Someone should tell the shameless liar that you can still see skin when wearing a balaclava.
      These people disgust me beyond words. I feel sorry for any decent black people who are being tarnished by these racist scum.

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  28. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – I run – screaming – for the OFF switch

    Amol Rajan, presenting the TOADY programme for a second time alongside the Bee Lady, bravely shares his ‘panic attack’ the night before his early start for his first ever stint as a presenter on TOADY. TOADY Presenters often have to rise at 3 a.m. to get to Broadcasting House in time for the preparation for the programme.

    Contributors are a former fireman who did have regualr panic attacks and has since trained as a psychotherapist. Another female contributor is also a therapist. And guess what?!

    She’s a squeaky-voiced American woman.

    Aaaaaugggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !

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    • JohnC says:

      lol – I wonder if you move as fast as I do to move the playback on over the news when listening to Ken Bruce or to turn it off when Jeremy arrives to plug his program.
      I’m on the egde to start doing it when his travel guy starts yapping now and Ken is trying too hard to be utterly politically-correct, he’s getting a bit annoying. Trouble is there is nothing with any interesting, humourous edge to listen to any more. The Left have killed it.

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    • Banania says:

      “Squeaky-voiced.” WHY do they do it? They could easily stop. Is it supposed to sound attractive? Does nobody have a quiet word?

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  29. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #3 – I fear some disappointment ahead for ‘Part-time Jablonski’

    Prior to Amol Rajan baring his soul on air, Laura Part-time Kuenssber was on – again – busy day, twice in one programme, to put words into Dominic Cummings’ mouth before he appears before a House of Commons joint meeting of two Select Committees today.

    I would not be in the slightest bit surprised if Dominic Cummings does not say what Part-time hopes, thinks and wants him to say.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Their final words were them getting excited that Barnard Castle might get mentioned.
      …boring gotcha stuff.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Cummings testimony is live on air now.

      10am local news was straight away opening with “Cummings says the government let the public down”

      “Boston carwash : thousands of illegal cigarettes found”
      … no are some of those East European operations involved in crime …I am shocked…not.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, thanks but I really should pick nits out of a dog or weed the patio or something. I’ll await Part-time’s post mortem and listen out for her tone of voice to reveal her verdict on the Second Cummings.

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  30. StewGreen says:

    R4 claiming Wales has 83% adult vaccination now
    .. they did that by getting the second doses earlier, thus leaving them with more capacity later on.
    Scotland and Wales are on 70%

    ..Now they are on about Eurovision and UK getting 0 points
    They don’t contemplate if that was due to racism.

    Other topics
    – Northern Ireland NHS long waiting lists
    – Is it true that 42% of young people live at home ?
    ..ah that includes 15 year olds (15-34 yo)
    with over 20 to 34 yo it’s 28%
    (For women it’s less than men, 20% vs 33%
    … there’s a stats explanation they don’t get counted if they have their own kids living with them)

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  31. taffman says:

    “Homes in Wales bought before viewing in ‘mad’ housing market”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57245851
    Lots of people moving West as unfettered immigration continues in the East.

       22 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Hope the old second home arson brigade have been offed by Welsh Covid, for the sakes of any beeboid planning an escape from what they created.

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  32. MarkyMark says:

    Although Islam is much credited for moderating the age-old institution of slavery, which was also accepted and endorsed by the other monotheistic religions, Christianity and Judaism, and was a well-established custom of the pre-Islamic world, it (ISLAM) has never preached the abolition of slavery as a doctrine.

    Forough Jahanbaksh, Islam, Democracy and Religious Modernism in Iran, 1953-2000, 2001

    BBC – https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/slavery_1.shtml

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    • taffman says:

      Great Britain was one of the earliest nations to ban slavery and, a little later in the British Empire.
      It would have been much later were it not for Wellington and the ‘Ace’ taffman, Thomas Picton.
      If France had won at Waterloo, slavery would have continued for far longer.
      Rule Britannia!

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  33. taffman says:

    I often hear in the ‘meeja’ that Brexit and Independence were attributed to Dominic Cummings ?
    IMHO that accolade should go to Nigel Farage and ‘Frosty’ Lord Frost.

       25 likes

  34. taffman says:

    Just as we get control back of our fishing grounds we get this ?

    Fish ‘not as carbon friendly’ as previously thought.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57202758

       16 likes

  35. chancygardner says:

    So this business about the rise of the covid cases in eight areas. Disregarding the reasons for that, which we all know but Al Beeb will not say, I was astonished to read this in the latest news article blaming the government for misinformation:

    ***Among those considering cancelling plans as a result was Julie Suttar, from Aberdeen, who told the BBC on Tuesday that she had booked a non-refundable hotel in Leicester to visit family she had not seen for more than a year.

    “I can’t believe it, I’ve been on the phone to my sister, in tears. Where’s this come from? Where’s the notice?” she asked.**

    So now I’m thinking, I know she is from Scotland and there is ..you know…this reputation but who in their right mind books a non-refundable hotel room during the Covid pandemic, especially situated within one of these hot zones? Yet, we are supposed to feel sorry for their idiocy and meanness..

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    • taffman says:

      Anyone who states the true cause of the rise of covid cases in eight areas would be mediately shouted down as being a ‘Racist!’

         28 likes

      • Banania says:

        “Cases”, what are they? If it doesn’t mean sick people, they don’t matter.

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    • JamesArthur says:

      The ridiculous thing about that story and the BBC is that she can still go…the Govt has been very clear that it is advice not law. The BBC seem to struggle with reality and always find the mad as a box of frogs whingers

         12 likes

  36. MarkyMark says:

    We are all equal under COVID …

    “Exemptions from mandatory testing may apply in limited circumstances to representatives of a foreign country or territory, and representatives of the government of a British overseas territory, travelling to the UK to conduct official business with the UK. But for public health reasons, you are strongly encouraged to take tests on days 2 and 8 after arrival.”

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules

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  37. MarkyMark says:

    Elliot Page don win praise for posing bare-chest for di first time since she come out as trans for December

    One Instagram post wey di actor share show am dey smile while posing inside pool in swimming shorts along with di words #transjoy and #transisbeautiful.

    Page, 34, bin describe im top surgery – wia dem comot breast tissue – as “life-saving”.

    Canadian actor Elliot Page announce say e be Transgender
    Speaking to Oprah Winfrey last month e say e make am “feel comfortable” in im body “for probably di first time”.

    https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/world-57220975

       8 likes

  38. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #4 – from the first hour, what is the difference between …

    … an independent Panel and a plank, asks not Chris Bryant (Lab). But he does manage to say the phrase Independent Panel on Standards or Parliamentary Independent Standards Panel many, many times in just a few minutes of his contribution. The Bee Lady has to try to shut him up.

    Chris, what is the difference between a panel and the plank that you have made yourself out to be?

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  39. taffman says:

    Will our liberal leader resign after today’s disclosures ?
    Al Beeb be warned, if he does, we will get a proper Tory who will end Al Beeb’s rule of the airwaves .

    But then there’s a lot of senior managers who will get ‘Golden’ pensions and ‘Golden’ redundancy payoffs. Maybe, that’s what they want ?

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  40. MarkyMark says:

    “This paper examines the ability of national companies to sponsor global media content in order to advance the sponsoring countries’ narratives. Specifically, the analysis examines Sky News’ coverage of Qatar, which has sponsored Sky News’ weather reports for more than a decade via its national airline Qatar Airways. The article examines how Sky News presented allegations that Qatar sponsors terror organizations, as well as allegations that Qatar bribed the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to win the 2022 World Cup bid. To put the analysis in perspective, the study compares Sky News’ coverage of Qatari affairs with that of CNN International and Independent Television (ITV). The analysis revealed that Sky News covered Qatari affairs at large in the most positive tone of all three networks examined and its specific coverage of Qatari terror-related affairs was also significantly more positive than the other networks’.

    https://www.researchgate.net

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  41. MarkyMark says:

    Given every opportunity ….

    “Diane Abbott: I sent my son to private school so he wouldn’t end up in a gang
    ByMirror.co.uk
    00:00, 21 JUN 2010UPDATED03:59, 27 JAN 2012″

    Diane Abbott’s son charged after allegedly ‘punching and spitting at police’
    The Labour Shadow Home Secretary’s son, James Abbott-Thompson, is accused of the attacks during an incident at the Foreign Office that led to his arrest on Friday”

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/diane-abbots-cambridge-educated-son-21022595

       23 likes

  42. MarkyMark says:

    9:42: Of Whitehall’s unpreparedness, Cummings says lots of “people were literally skiing” in February. The PM went on holiday for two weeks. Only in the last week of February did people start giving it the attention it deserved.

    order-order

       8 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Most of the bbc in the apres Gluwein bar to catch up then.

         5 likes

    • JamesArthur says:

      Yep. That’s because not many people knew about it…strange thing to open with. I was in Italy in Feb when it all kicked off….why wouldnt I be?

         5 likes

      • StewGreen says:

        @JA yes seemed at the time China was saying “don’t worry we are on top of this, we’ve locked the virus in China”
        ..we now know they were lying cos covid start months earlier than they said.

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    • richard D says:

      I looked back at reports from last year, and on 14th January, the WHO was categorically stating that there was no evidence that COVID-19 was transmissable between humans. On 25th February, the WHO basically stated that it was NOT a pandemic – but an epidemic in localised areas..

      So, fundamentally, in February 2020, yes people were on holiday, and even skiing- but at that point, governments were not being given any guidance to treat COVID as a pandemic – only as a localised but extensive epidemic, with the ‘potential’ of becoming a pandemic.

      But then, if you want to criticse someone, just make vague assertions like Cummings and half the Labour Party, that no-one was doing anything…..and in fact were blatantly ignoring expert advice – which, of course, was non-existant at the time.

      In February 2020, I was in Egypt and Jordan….and as JamesArthur points out – “why wouldn’t I be ?”

         10 likes

  43. MarkyMark says:

    9:55: As trailed in the Mail, Cummings claims Boris wanted to be injected by Covid live on TV by Chris Witty to show it was nothing to be concerned about

    order-order

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  44. MarkyMark says:

    The son of the shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has admitted spitting at a police officer and biting his colleague outside the Foreign Office after being refused entry.

    James Abbott-Thompson, 28, was working as a diplomat for the government department after graduating from Cambridge University.

    He went to the building on November 29, asking to see a member of staff he knew, and became angry when told they were not there.

    Police were called to the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices in King Charles Street, Westminster, where Mr Abbott-Thompson attacked them when they asked him to leave. He also admitted wrecking a glass plaque and assaulting a third man in the incident.

    Misba Majid, prosecuting, had earlier said: “It is an assault on two police officers after an incident taking place at the Commonwealth Offices. The Commonwealth Offices called the police.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/23/diane-abbotts-son-admits-spitting-police-officer-biting-colleague/

       15 likes

  45. JohnC says:

    Apologies if someone posted this already, but have you ever seen such a sneering, disrespectful piece – even from the BBC – as this one from Kuenssberg ?.
    Dominic Cummings sketches out script as grilling approaches.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-57246133
    For example:
    ‘his reputation with the public is largely based on his own journey out of lockdown which provoked such rage.’
    No Laura. His reputation is based on getting Brexit done despite people like you. Hence your shallow, spiteful bitterness.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “his own journey out of lockdown which provoked such rage.”
      Kay Burley
      Rita Ora
      Michelle Ferrier

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  46. digg says:

    The BBC, The Guardian and the Independent are all betting and dearly wishing for some Boris slagging when Cummins is grilled by the Commons.

    Isn’t it strange after their treatment of him a few months back?

    Cant think what might have caused the change of heart!

       15 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      09:34: Opens with quite a mea culpa “The truth is senior ministers officials and advisers like me fell short of the standards the public has a right to expect. When the public needed us most we failed, I would like to say to all the families how sorry I am for the mistakes we made”

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    • Beltane says:

      That’s because they all regard shame as a petty bourgeois emotion and see themselves as above the need for any such proletarian symbolism – to use the language of their elitist degree courses.

         11 likes

  47. digg says:

    Most curious and stupid headline of the week from our green George at the Guardian.

    “Britain has promised net zero – but it’s on track to achieve absolutely nothing”

    George Monbiot

    Sounds like a win to me!

       27 likes

  48. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I think I’ll wait until the Cummings show is over and then put on the bbbc to find out what he ‘really’ meant.

    That will be after having that well known ‘impartial’ Kevin Maguire on bbbc radio newcastle this morning every 15 minutes telling us how bad it will be for Boris.

    Just seen on Facebook:

    GB News will launch on Sunday 13th June at 8pm with a special programme “Welcome to GB News”

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  49. MarkyMark says:

    Jeremy Hunt met Lucia Guo at a Hotcourses event in Warwick in 2008.

    Guo worked at the University of Warwick helping to recruit Chinese students to study at the uni.

    After swapping contact details, the pair began dating and married a year later after Jeremy proposed by hiding an engagement ring in the hollow of a tree for Lucia to find on a Christmas Eve walk.

    The couple who have an 11-year age gap wed in a traditional Chinese ceremony in Xian – Guo’s hometown.

    https://news.sky.com/story/covid-news-live-uk-latest-dominic-cummings-boris-johnson-12317112

       6 likes

  50. Tabs says:

    I see Marianna Spring has blocked people from leaving comments on her recent Twitter posts. That took barely a year before she got into her echo chamber, closed the door and decided to not to listen to anyone else outside of the BBC Broadcasting House.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Dear Marianna Spring (BBC wages paid under threat of prosecution),

      As I’ve had to look at your BBC news and use other sources to determine that your news is not news but selective editorial opinion I’d like to request that I have a refund for the last 4 years plus get the BBC free from now on.

      Please let me know how I can go about this as I am willing to create a full list of articles that I’ve had to investigate plus time taken for me to check your fact checker whilst realising that the BBC intentionally removes news rather than incorrectly report on it, uses images to sway opinion or misleads with the main titles hoping no one reads the full article.

      ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’

      CAS-4987700-SY1FTF : BBC NewsWatch says boredom with pro-Brexit march.

      CAS-4844672-N8FDYY: Update on the MP Expenses 2009 scandal in 2018.

      CAS-4939547-J71Z1V: Here’s hoping Ireland do the right thing G.Lineker.

      CAS-4937378-YKMWBJ: BBC not reporting ‘Day of Freedom’ March 06may2018.

      CAS-4906141-BFJQL0: I take offence that presenters promote their books.

      CAS-4892811-C820SC: I am offended that I have to pay the BBC TV Tax.

      CAS-4824332-633N1P: What happened in Italy was not covered …

      CAS-4933135-ZV3V7F: The omission is the most powerful form of lie …

      CAS-6005141-S1V9D1: Not seen a report on the UK Governments Covid19 

      Let me know how to go about resolving the issue of paying for something that wastes my time as I have to check each story rather than rely on its accuracy.

      Cheers,
      MH
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

         20 likes

      • vlad says:

        There will probably be an enquiry into the BBC post-Bashirgate.

        Someone should keep a detailed log such as the one above of all the bias, lies, omissions etc to submit to the investigators.

        It would run to several very large volumes.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          5 Live Drive
          BBC Radio 5 Live, Monday 21 December 2020

          During an item about Covid-19 admissions in Northern Ireland, we said hospitals are “admitting four to five hundred Covid patients a day,” and when challenged we said this was correct because it was the figure given by the Northern Ireland Health Minister to a Covid-19 committee at Stormont.

          In fact the challenge was correct. The Minister, Robin Swann, had told the committee that there were between 400 and 500 Covid patients being treated at that time.

          30/03/2021

          https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

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    • Guest Who says:

      That surely will screw with her ‘get in touch if you have facts need checking’ posts?

      Or does she only check what ‘friends’ ask her to?

      Actually, looking at her feed, pretty much.

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