Start the Week 7 June 2021

Less than a week before the BBC gets some new competition – the first in a very long time . How will it react ? The usual arrogant superiority that comes with guaranteed taxpayers ‘ money ? Or will we see a little less ‘woke ‘? It certainly couldn’t get more woke could it ?

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379 Responses to Start the Week 7 June 2021

  1. Non Snowflake says:


    Which presumably makes me a white supremacist.


    • StewGreen says:

      Catchup links to latest posts on the previous thread
      Just 2 full pages.
      page 2 started last thing Saturday night.

      I hope some more of the lurkers makes some posts.
      Don’t be afraid of saying the wrong thing, especially if your account name is anonymous.


  2. Guest Who says:

    In chillier months, the de rigger choice of puffer for many an OB beeboid is North Face.

    Or two face, or losing face, as it is now known.

    Go woke, watch out for karma.

    Unless the funding remains ‘unique’.


  3. Sluff says:

    Does anyone know if any white people won any awards at the Black Asian Film and Television Awards this evening??

    The BBC seem delighted in the results, so I’m making an educated guess the answer is either no, not many, or not remotely near the proportion appropriate for the general population.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Apparently Channel 5’s Vets in the Country received more viewers than ‘their’ version of Anne Boleyn. By the same token, I wonder if the weather forecast received a larger audience than this year’s BAFTAs on the Beeb.


  4. Sluff says:

    Meanwhile in America.
    A woman has given birth to a girl.
    But their privacy must be respected.
    When it suits.


  5. Guest Who says:

    Might be worth asking if Lord Clegg, once a Newsnight special reporter, stays in touch with the old gang.


    • NCBBC says:

      As its is becoming clear, covid 19 was deliberately weaponised to take down Donald Trump, as he did not believe in the fraud AGW and Climate Change.

      Without America, there could be no concerted plan to global government via taxation of fossil fuels.

      I sincerely hope that our government was not involved in the covid-19 affair.


  6. JimS says:

    The BBC thinks that the Fauci emails is just a matter of whether one supports Trump or not, ‘Why are people talking about Dr Anthony Fauci’s emails?’.

    Meanwhile over in Australia Sky News has continued to do a proper job. See this interview at 9 minutes 52 seconds for this damning statement from Fauci:

    “Please let me finish. So you don’t want to go to Hoboken, New Jersey, or to Fairfax, Virginia, to be studying the Bat-Human interface that might lead to an outbreak, so you go to China”.

    Effectively he admits contracting out viral research to China using the dubious moral argument that ‘Yellow Lives Don’t Matter”.

    Trump was right. Fauci is part of ‘the swamp’.


  7. StewGreen says:

    Meanwhile The Telegraph reports That Full Fact has been sitting on Ofcom’s shoulder acting as the arbiter of what is true and false on Covid
    via JHB


  8. Luton Reject says:

    I was foolish enough to think that I could take part in the BBC HYS tonight re the England match. There has been much discussion around taking the knee. Most posts on this subject have been anti, that is until some trigger happy mod deleted most of them. The pro posts, of course, remain, especially those shouting RACIST.

    My own post was deleted for no reason other than censorship and bias –

    [QUOTE]The fans have always supported anti-racism initiatives in football. The players, the FA, and the BBC need to ask themselves what’s changed.

    It doesn’t matter how many times the players say taking the knee is nothing to do with the Black Lives Matter organisation, many fans will not agree. The gesture is seen as being synonymous with BLM org and hence hands them inappropriate, political publicity.[ENDQUOTE]

    At the time of deletion my comment was receiving a lot of upvotes. I guess I hit a nerve.


    • DYKEVISIONS says:

      Funnily enough I noticed the news of Ollie Robinson, the now ex England cricketer has been cancelled on the news page invited comments. Within minutes,there were 800; now I see all the comments have disappeared. Something we said…?


      • taffman says:

        Time then, you “cancelled” Al Beeb by cancelling your Telly Tax .
        Hit them where it hurts !


        • NCBBC says:

          Cancelled the BBC license almost a year ago. What I will miss is not seeing live Wimbledon, and Federer, for possibly the last time.


  9. StewGreen says:

    This Friday : Belfield is in court with Nottingham Police
    he predicts that they will try to slip out of it.
    but says he will not agree to any more court delays.
    It seems they are trying to put him on bail
    when he says “no the bail ran out, and you have failed to charge me”


  10. TrickCyclist says:

    Not the BBC, but Pride Month. (Although it could hardly be argued that the BBC does not cover it excessively.)
    This fellow posits that corporations that support ‘Pride’ are not virtue signalling as such, but rather paying homage to The Party in the new fascism. . . also, conservatives don’t boycott.


  11. taffman says:

    The Tory Government assisted by Al Beeb are wrecking our economy, nation and culture. The businessmen and industrialists of Great Britain need to take control of the nation before its too late.


  12. tomo says:

    It would be catastrophic if it happened to the rest of our electricity generation – so why aren’t the BBC covering it?

    UK windmills are producing barely 1/100th of their advertised output tonight.

    On one of those 100% renewable tariffs?

    – read the small print in the Ts&Cs


  13. StewGreen says:

    Speakers Corner :Hatun Tash, the anti-Muslim speaker was surrounded by Muslim crowd threatening her
    “If, as has been suggested, Hatun was removed from Speakers’ Corner this time as a means of protecting her from violence there would have been no need for her to be *detained overnight*
    and those threatening her would have been detained and questioned instead”


    • theisland says:

      This happened on 23 May.

      Video of the arrest. Only 6.5 mins so worth watching in full.

      The police are polite to the aggressive Muslim mob and none of them are arrested.


      • tarien says:

        And so the first stones are laid to eventual Civil Strife. Matters cannot continue as they are-do we need a General Election?


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        The police are polite to muslims because they are afraid of them. They know that muslims are willing to kill cops if need be, and they do not fear the consequences. Violence, and the threat of violence, work.


        • NCBBC says:

          This lonely Christian women was not alone as she had Christ with her.

          The police are a disgrace. Their job is to protect every speaker, specially the lone voice. Instead they caved to the mob, and worse are trying to justify it.


  14. JohnC says:

    Israel arrests Palestinian activist Muna el-Kurd in East Jerusalem
    Another clear case of the BBC desperate to keep their anti-semetic and anti-white ‘poor little Muslim victims’ agenda warm.
    I wonder what would be the fate of an Israeli activist exercising their same right to protest in Gaza.
    Murdered on the spot I expect and nothing in the MSM. But we won’t go near that eh BBC ?.


  15. ScottishCalvin says:

    A doodle and thoughts on the “Covid was a Bioweapon” (duh) story.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Thanks – putting the covid cause jigsaw puzzle together will make some researcher ‘s career – but anywhere near the truth is obscured by the sort of smoke and mirrors the BBC regularly uses …


  16. taffman says:

    “Foreign aid: PM faces pre-G7 backbench bid to reverse cut”
    These MPs forget that we are heavily in debt , the poor of this country are facing price rises , housing shortages etc, while most of the nation’s tax payers are calling for an end to foreign aid. It’s our money they are throwing away.


    • Fedup2 says:

      It’s one of those days where BBC News is best avoided completely – scenes of sobbing MPs high so high with their moral superiority about overseas tax give aways – poor little Mohammed won’t have any water – or a charger for his iPhone .
      How can the government be so nasty ? After all we are the 4/5/6th richest country in the universe .

      Government ‘wins ‘ – nasty tories
      Government ‘loses’- nasty tories

      This one will show that the last election didn’t completely flush the turds away – wait for the cistern to refill to flush them away again …
      There should be no ‘overseas’ budget – apart for defence – either keep the cash for UK taxpayers or don’t borrow any more cash .

      I dread to think how much the UK is paying in interest …


      • Guest Who says:


        • Guest Who says:

          BBC is on it, using proxies.


          • Guest Who says:

            “Ok, the whole woke MP narrative is going tits up and taking us with it, who do we get in?”

            “I have a cunning plan”.


            • tarien says:

              If Mr Brown is so obviously concerned Guest Who, then he should give half his income and the same for all MP’s -then ship them over to Africa for starters to see first hand where this aid ens up and with the corruption of those that control the aid. These people make me sick they have absolutely no idea how they are seen by those in receipt of the aid-stupid’ is one word. Private donations as well as those from a number of charities runs into £millions, no contribution necessary from the UK-but we can’t be seen by the world not to make a contribution that we most definitely cannot afford-such hypocrisy.


              • Scroblene says:

                The law of Scrobs applies here. Like with the BBC, believe the opposite of what is spouted, especially from the one man who was an utter failure as chancellor, and even worse as PM.

                He was responsible for the most chaotic disaster in finance this country has ever had to face. No wonder Blair handed him the ‘job’, and went on to use his contacts to make a personal fortune.


            • Rob in Cheshire says:

              Says the man who sold our gold reserves at $250 an ounce.


              • NCBBC says:

                Please dont disparage the greatest chancellor the world has seen. By his actions on gold alone, he freed thousands of poor City and Wall street workers from grinding poverty.


    • StewGreen says:

      We don’t have any Aid money to give
      … instead the freespending Tories *borrow* money and give it away
      So why don’t the African countries cut out the middle man and *borrow* directly ?

      And when we do give money it’s tied to the condition that it is spent on buying products/services from British firms that are special friends with Labour/Tories.


      • NCBBC says:

        Because international lenders know they will never be paid back by Africans. So the UK government borrows for them.


  17. Guest Who says:

    He should keep it.

    And Marianna could advise on self promo.

    Maybe by approaching strangers banging a pot?


    • JohnC says:

      He even look likes the far-Left tw@t we know he is. There’s a touch of Corbyn about him.
      Darling of the BBC.


      • Guest Who says:

        Vile liked this.

        So the ‘go’ areas for him seem clear.


        • MarkyMark says:

          1985 ….

          Ahmadis suffer vicious persecution around the world. The main source of fuel for that persecution is in Pakistan, but what happens in Pakistan does not stay in Pakistan.

          I know that from my experience in the Yorkshire market town of Batley. In August 1985, when I was 11 years old, my parents organised an inter-faith meeting in the town hall. It was interrupted and disturbed when, according to West Yorkshire police, more than 1,000 extremists, led by Pakistani hate preachers funded by the Pakistani state, were bused in from around the country. The mob brutally attacked my English mother and my father, a dermatologist; my eldest brother and I; and a Welsh Ahmadi schoolteacher who was with us. My first cousin, a GP, was by chance driving through the market town that day. He saw the mob and saw his family and friends being attacked, so he stopped. He was recognised, pulled from his vehicle and savagely beaten up.


    • Guest Who says:

      Also Vile.


      • BRISSLES says:

        And where exactly was the Personnel Department at the Palace supposed to get their ethnics from before the 60s ? Those from Windrush who settled in London, were not likely to have the skills for the jobs available, and those from India and Asia were routed to Lancashire and Yorkshire to work in the cotton and woollen mills – which doesn’t exactly prepare you for life at the Palace.


      • MarkyMark says:

        BBC criticised for banning white job applicants for trainee role
        author image
        Kate Buck
        Friday 19 Jan 2018 5:17 pm


  18. Guest Who says:

    M. Wrong Shyster keeps the Springster fires burning.


    • NCBBC says:

      The question that is surfacing is was it worth vaccinating billions of people to take out Donald Trump, with an untested vaccine.

      Prominent and real scientists have warned that vaccines against CV19 could prove more deadly then the flu itself. One such is Prof Bhakti. He is a brilliant man, and for the first time shows on video, why and how the vaccine is deadly But as he opposes vaccines, his voice has been removed by Big Tech. The removal is also very insiduous. You can see him talking but no sound. He has been literally silenced.

      A scientist’s voice should never be silenced, for all it shows is that evil powers are afraid that their strategy, whatever it is, will fall apart. This is no different to the Vatican silencing Galileo.

      Big Tech says it is removing misinformation. Prof Bhakti far from misinformation. He is the voice of a very intelligent, learned and respected figure in microbiology.

      According to the censors, he has been “debunked”. By whom and how? No answers. They just use power words like “debunked”.

      Big Tech are now the silencers of scientists, and book burners of the 21st century.


  19. Guest Who says:

    The red beanie is very Anita Anand.


    • taffman says:

      Has it made a difference to the slavery going on now in Africa where children are used to mine minerals for the batteries used in cars and phones or the kids in the Far East sweatshops making fancy trainers for those pulling the statues down ?
      Woke is a Joke . Our PM is a woke joke. This nation is in need of strong leadership.


      • tarien says:

        Of course you are 100% right taffman-I have been saying the same for a long time. The Arabs were the great slave traders aided by the indigenous Black people in Africa-they sold their own people into slavery. BUT let us not forget as so many do, that once we white people were also ensalved for two thousand years-the Romans, the Viking/Danes, the Normans to name a few and then later in our history there were Plantation ships sailing out from the UK with white slaves, to be sold in USA Baltimore. So much, such history swept under the carpet so as to allow the Black slave trade operation/ a couple of centuries to capture the lime light-the wood is so rotten with envy and maliciousness against white people-it is now quite definitely racism against White people. Trouble I view just around the corner.


    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘Racist’ Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana
      Published13 December 2018


  20. Guest Who says:

    OT, but Chungster could be a good sub for Katty at the all white BBC NAaaaaa BS. Or boot the strumpet.

    In other news, most footage seems to be people of color twatting those of East Asianness or killing them in their Ubers.


  21. Guest Who says:

    #viewshisown Impartially.


    • Scroblene says:

      Our Waitrose has about 6 ft of shelving, four shelves high, with Walkers crap.

      It’s a lovely stroll past them to pick from the shelves where proper, well-made snacks are sold!

      I enjoy those few seconds every time I visit the place.


      • BRISSLES says:

        Scrob – I highly recommend Pipers crisps (from Sainsburys), bit more expensive but the best crunchy crisp I’ve ever had.


        • Scroblene says:

          Thanks, Brissles!

          Our nearest Sainsbury’s is in Hastings, but we decided not to shop there because they told everyone that if we didn’t like their woke antics, we were welcome to shop elsewhere – so we do!

          We’re lucky, because we have both a Tesco and a Waitrose a short ride away, so can get the basics cheaply at the former, and the pate de foie gras tinctured Beaujolais Nouveau, 1976, at the other place!

          At a pinch, I can do all our shopping on my electric bike, which is why I’m so skinny (chubby), but it does save the planet…


    • MarkyMark says:

      BLM site removes page on ‘nuclear family structure’ amid NFL vet’s criticism
      By Joshua Rhett MillerSeptember 24, 2020


  22. Guest Who says:

    BBC Moaning Emole


    Covid vaccine badges for UK online daters

    Outgoing, bubbly, loves an adventure? Many people have an idea of what they would love in a partner and now Covid vaccine status will form part of profiles on some dating apps. The latest drive by the government to support the vaccination programme will see UK online daters being able to choose to display a badge on their profiles to show if they have had the jab or are supportive of it. A recent YouGov poll of nearly 5,000 UK adults found only 28% of those who responded said they would not date someone unvaccinated, with 2% saying they would not date someone who had received the jab. Tinder, Match, Hinge, Bumble, Badoo, Plenty of Fish, OurTime and Muzmatch have all signed up – but there will be no way of verifying whether the status is genuine.


    Meanwhile at BBC Shagger Central…

    Almost double digit engagement.

    Well worth the fee.


  23. tomo says:

    If it’s not at the link on Twitter… try here >


    • Fedup2 says:

      Let’s face it – if it was a Chinese virus funded by America – there will be no ‘justice ‘ or solid proof . Look squirrels .


      • tomo says:

        It’s a bit more nuanced than that really – if I’m reading right it rather looks like the Chinese Communist Party simply availed themselves of poisonous US federal bureaucrats some of whom were intent on conducting this work away from scrutiny and especially scrutiny from DJT.

        If America did “P45s and pensionectomy” awards it would seem that here’s a case where they might be usefully handed out.

        Any squirrels harmed in the process would be acceptable collateral damage.


        • NCBBC says:

          With Donald Trump in the White House, the Great Reset to Global government could not take place. Climate Change was also on hold till Donald Trump was cheated out of office. Thankfully, Trump’s departure from the WH, Climate Change can now start again.


  24. popeye says:

    Re the BAFTAs, pity the dilemma of the white acting profession. With the majority of the juicy parts going to the minority BAMEs they are left with limited opportunities, yet they cannot complain else they compromise their “wokeness” in the eyes of their contemporaries and employers further reducing work prospects. Shame/sarc.


    • Garry Lavin says:

      Maybe that’s what emojis are for…..or can one be blacklisted for an inappropriate emoji?


    • BRISSLES says:

      I would imagine its the same for the modelling industry. All mags (and tv ads) now carry an inordinate amount of ethnic models – and it must be said – far more Eastern Europeans, than any home grown white model.


  25. taffman says:

    Here is a message to Al Beeb and our Home Secretary……………..
    National Security comes before the ECHR.
    We left Europe and should have left the ECHR also. They do more harm than good for the people of Britain.
    Children are being used as a ‘shoehorn’ by despicable parents to get into the UK illegally . I also understand they are being used as ‘human shields’ . We have a woke government that just stands and watches .


  26. Guest Who says:

    A million quid salary, 20,000 staff, £5b budget.

    Let’s see if they hit more than eight people in 80,000,000.


  27. Tabs says:

    Bafta TV Awards honour multi-talented Michaela Coel for I May Destroy You

    14 photos in the article (some of the same people multiple times). 11 are black and 3 are white.

    Are you being serious BBC? Why did you include so many white faces spoiling the fake achievements of blacks on TV?


    • Guest Who says:

      “Ok, the whole diversity narrative is going too far and taking us with it, who do we get in?”

      “I have a cunning plan”.


    • JohnC says:

      I’m wonder how many of the luvvies realise how this has absolutely trashed any shreds of value the BAFTA awards had left.
      If those who won had any sense of honour, they would refuse it as the insult it is. Both against the whites who never stood a chance and the knowledge they got it because of their skin colour.
      But showbusiness people aren’t that deep. They are shallow, attention seeking narcissists who would sell their own kids to get an award.


    • tarien says:

      Everything would be just fine if only those coloured people living in the UK and who have enjoyed so much that the nation has provided them with, would go back to where their ancestors originally came from. Those nations desperately need their expertise they have learnt from the White peoples inventions in all areas of civilisation.


  28. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – oh joy, scinitillating deep joy, cummus out of a turnic not thoucus before

    The OFF Switch while Gordon Brown the well known former Prime Minister is talking. I did wait until the end of his stream of consciousness interview with Mishal. Wanted to hear what he had to say. Poor Mishal found it impossible to edge a word in for a get-away. It was straight out of the famous Thatcher impersonation by Mike Yarwood “Don’t talk to me while I’m interrupting you.” Was that Mike Yarwood? Can’t remember.

    Gordon Brown, who famously aided and abetted Tony Blair and the Labour Party in bankrupting the UK in the period 1997-2010 is back to give away more UK taxpayer money.

    I’m happy to give my money away, but I do resent it more than slightly when we have homeless and hungry people in the UK that our politicians and ex-politicians could help, but instead give away tax money that could be spent housing the UK’s homeless and feeding the UK’s hungry.

    Gullible Gordon believes that if Britain hands out more £billions to vaccinate the world, the Gulf States and Russia and China will join with us and pay their share. Oh yeah? “Nobody is safe until everyone is safe.” intones Sinister Gordon, just like a mafia Don.

    ‘Little by little, information slips out’ on the BBC and one interesting little fact escaped from Gordon Brown: while he works at re-bankrupting Britain he talks to Sir Edward Troup.


    • Up2snuff says:

      May have been Janet Brown ‘doing’ Margaret Thatcher. Thanks DuckDuckGo.


  29. digg says:

    Sickening to see the BBC news running the D Day memorial thingy. The blatant attempt to steal the narrative with their stupid red sofa, pet veteran and family and BBC logos on everything made my stomach turn.

    Especially as we are all well aware that they really would have liked WW2 to turn out somewhat differently.


    • Tabs says:

      Yesterday I saw a clip of Naga Munchetty thanking an elderly war veteran. It boiled my pee as it wasn’t long ago she was laughing at a Tory MP displaying the British flag.


  30. Guest Who says:

    “Ok, the ME is calming down and needs stirring back up; who do we get in?”

    “I have a cunning plan”.


    • Fedup2 says:

      The word ‘neutral ‘ doesn’t really come to mind with this piece does it ? I suppose his ego took over any objectivity long ago …


  31. Guest Who says:

    “Ok, the US coverage is looking so skewed it is embarrassing; who do we get in to show how impartial we are?”

    “I have a cunning plan”.


    • JohnC says:

      Jon Soper and the BBC spreading fake news.
      Can we report him to Marianna ?. Or is it the wrong kind of fake news ?.
      Any comment on sleepy Joe and his inability to even read a sentence from an autocue then Jon ?. That is a LOT more important than someones pants.
      No. Thought not.
      Pathetic BBC worm.


      • Peter Grimes says:

        Obviously taking their attack lines from that paragon of truth Alieastair Campbell and his John Major lie about tucking his shirt into his undercrackers. When Edwina hadn’t removed them first, of course.


      • StewGreen says:

        Twitter gets all high and mighty about truth and offence
        yet most libmob tweeted that fake-narrative about Trump’s trousers as if it were true.
        I don’t know how many used video or stills that had been doctored
        or merely video that looked blurred due to poor resolution/lighting.
        Actually Brandon’s video does look doctored to me.
        Though Snopes chooses not to mention that.

        The Lincoln Project @ProjectLincoln
        retweeted it with

        … to two and a half million followers
        How can left/libs have any credibility ?


        • StewGreen says:

          I checked maybe the clip is not doctored but as I said when Trump steps away from the middle of the stage the lighting is bad.

          The person who posted the original clip might have had doubt at first but checking the rest of the video would have seen Trump’s fly.
          That they didn’t mention that seems like deception.


    • MarkyMark says:


      President Trump’s 100 Days President Biden’s 0 Day 

      Dear Winston Smith in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth,

      You covered President Trump’s 100 Days and then produced a Beyond 100 Days to hold power to account.

      Why have you not done the same for President Biden to hold power to account?

      ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’ 


      Thank you again for contacting us,

      BBC Complaints Team


  32. AsISeeIt says:

    The young, the old and the avant-garde

    We know that our governing authorities – surprisingly for us and surprising themselves with our quiet aquiescence – chose to borrow the innovative concept of lockdowns for the healthy from Communist China – just as the Chinese shared their home grown virus with us.

    Now we learn our government has taken the Chinese Social Credit system and added a new decadent sexy western twist: ‘Dating app vaccine bonuses for under 30s‘ (Guardian) – just to be clear, this isn’t April Fools Day and the habitually po-faced Guardian wouldn’t be likely to joke about covid matters.

    First came the idea of making Covid vaccinations mandatory to go to the pub, while Israel offered free pizza and beer with each shot‘ – one could add to that list of incentives: ‘Get a vaccine, win $1m: Ohio offers lottery to beat vaccine hesitancy‘ – I am surprised here in the UK our NHS haven’t offered for a prize the plebian Willy Wonkerish golden ticket that is the corner shop scratch card. Some incentives are rather nation specific and wouldn’t translate so well: ‘Get the vax, win a shotgun: US states get creative to encourage vaccination

    Well, we’ve heard the phrase shotgun marriage – how about a shotgun jab? By the way, I’ve always been somewhat confused by the saying shotgun wedding, never really sure whether it referred to the haste caused by pregnancy or as I’d prefer to visualise it – the fact the groom was encouraged to attend the ceremony, by the bride’s relatives, via the employment of firearms.

    At least it’s not quite come to that in terms of government incentives to get vaccinated… yet.

    Seems State gentle nudge policies, as concocted by those mysterious boffins concealed behind closed doors deep within the civil service, experts in herd psychology, have hit upon our collective libidos as the most potent point of sensitivity to governmental messaging.

    Just as the puritanical Mayor Khan banned sexy bill board advertising in London, so conversely Whitehall feels no shame in their Mad Men-esque route one sex sells ad campaign.

    Now UK officials have hit on what they hope is an even more persuasive reason for young people to get their jab – more chance of getting at date‘ – giving, I guess, a whole new meaning to the familiar phrase – have you taken precautions?

    The Department of Health…‘ – George Orwell’s 1984 Ministries couldn’t have put it better – ‘…has teamed up with…‘ – jumped into bed with? ‘…a number of popular dating apps to encourage take-up of the programme‘ – gotta get with the programme. They do say this ominous American-sounding phrase may have originated in the early 1980s with members of addiction recovery groups to encourage new members to stick to the recovery plan.

    You’ve gotta admire the names of these dating apps. What will far future historians make of the long litany of our euphemistic computer hook up network monikas? Might they perhaps read them in awe in the manner of egyptologists deciphering long-lost hieroglyphic incantations – half suspecting the ancient magic words and spells to somehow retain the power to manifest?

    Users of Tinder, Match, Hinge, Bumble, Badoo, Plenty of Fish, Our Time and Muzmatch will enjoy a series of benefits…

    Jonathan Meades, in his excellent documentary series (which gave a hint of what inspired TV could but so often fails to do) Off Kilter – The Football Pools Towns employed our collective remembrance of the ritual Saturday evening TV recital of the Scots football league as key and road map to his exploration of post-millenial Scotland… Dundee, Hamilton Academical, Airdrieonians, Arbroath, Cowdenbeath, St Johnstone, Stenhousemuir… you get the idea.

    What’s in a name? ‘Hello Lilibet. Sussexes name their baby after the Queen and Diana‘ (Guardian)

    From the very youngest to the very eldest in our fast evolving society: ‘D-Day veterans reliving the moment as they arrived at Portmouth Historic Dockyard to mark the 77th anniversary of the landings‘ (Times) – well, I guess a trip to Normandy was out of the question. UK Government covid travel restrictions doing what even the Nazi Atlantic Wall couldn’t achieve in keeping our boys off the European beaches. Insert here snarky reference to the ease with which boatloads of third world commandos have been infliltrating our British defences with an ease Hitler’s Operation Sea Lion never envisaged.

    Speaking of the apparent failure to ever get over past conflicts – the Times even now still can’t accept their Remainer Brexit defeat.

    Biden raises pressure on PM to solve Northern Ireland impasse


    • Fedup2 says:

      Maybe they could add’ HIV negative ‘to the vaccine passport – that would please the queers. ….


  33. Guest Who says:

    “Ok, fact checking only one thing, badly, is looking less and less credible than banging on about trust; who can we use stupid enough to front this charade up?”

    “I have a cunning plan”.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’m speculating but I think she left out ‘taking selfie’s’ – updating her Facebook page- turning down job offers .. but look at the date ! The brutes make her tweet on `Saturday afternoons

      (What’s a DM ? Doctor martens? daily mail ?…some porn thing ?)


    • StewGreen says:

      I’m not sure she’s/Mike’s worth the attention
      they got 87 Likes for the first tweet
      then less for the rest of the thread.


    • JimS says:

      Marianna, “I iz blek too maan”?


    • 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.



  34. Fedup2 says:

    BTW only 50 commercial flights from Faro Portugal to the UK Sunday – so that’s 50 x 200 … bet there’s a big push to Tuesday 0400 eh?


  35. Sluff says:

    The BBC at their impartial best.
    Reference the proposed reduction in overseas aid.

    On Toady at 0710 we had a soft interview with a woman from Action Aid telling us how children were going to die as a result. Quite why this is not the responsibility of the country in question rather than the UK taxpayer was of course not asked.

    Immediately following, as if to present the alternative case, Toady gave us the usually reliable David Davis………. telling us that he agreed with her!

    Shortly after, as mentioned by up2snuff in his 0820 post above, we had the BBC’s favourite ‘independent commentator’, Gordon Brown, saying the same thing.

    So absolutely no doubt whatsoever on where the impartial, entitled BBC stands on the issue of giving away taxpayers’ money.


    • Fedup2 says:

      It does smack of a sort of unconscious colonialism that the UK throws money at the latest Third World ‘country ‘ without any reference to what it’s ‘ government is doing – apart from visiting the Bentley showroom or getting the first class ticket to Zurich ..


  36. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – please pardon my cynicism but ….

    … does the UK Overseas Aid budget giveaway of 0.7% go into UK Charities funding to be disbursed around the world? Does it increase the turnover of those UK charities? If it increases the turnover of these charities, does it then have an influence on the size of salary paid to the Chief Executive and Board members?

    Questions that could be asked by the BBC . . ……

    I will not hold my breath.


    • Sluff says:

      Your ‘giveaway’ remark may be a lot closer than you think.
      I’ve heard stories several times that as the financial year comes to a close, the Overseas Aid department is so wedded to the 0.7% that it HAS to spend it. They literally give money to any idea that comes in. And more. They create bank accounts to put the money into, so that it looks as if the money has been spent and the 0.7% achieved.
      It’s a classic example of the failings of Management by Objectives.
      The objectives are apparently met, tick. But the benefit of them is near zero and better outcomes are ignored.


      • JimS says:

        The same is true across government.

        Big-spending departments like Defence propose annual budgets that go before parliament to receive the ‘vote’ for the money that they must spend. Senior civil servants are designated as ‘accounting officers’ and they are held ‘accountable’ for spending that money.

        What can happen is that cautious ‘jobsworth’ directors wait for 10 months to get their ‘spends’ approved within the department and then go on a crazy spending spree on things that can be bought easily rather than needing months of contract work.

        It is like having a family intent on buying a new car this year but not getting ‘approval’ to spend the money until November, at which point the car that is bought is the one that the dealer has for immediate delivery, not the one with the right options. In government the money can’t be ‘rolled over’, it must be spent in-year or is lost to the department and retained by The Treasury.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I once worked for a state organisation coming to the end of a financial year with an underspend . There was a prize for anyone who came up with a ‘problem ‘ to ‘solve ‘ by throwing taxpayers money at it .

          The previous year ‘unused money ‘ was taken away and the following year the funding was cut – so spend spend spend .

          Officially approved corruption really .


          • Peter Grimes says:

            After retirement I took a non-exec board position at a housing association. One of the senior employees had worked for the NHS in Wales. Towards the end of one financial year the budget surplus was used to purchase IPads for all senior staff.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Sluff, I was thinking this morning do we have a fifth estate in Britain and is it Whitehall or are they considered to part of the usual Four: Monarchy, Government, Whitehall, Media ? Did I get that list right ?

        I would certainly not disagree if you said “In the UK, our Government is all over the place, completely chaotic.”

        In its defence I would say that it is constantly being undermined – not least by the BBC – as well as much of the other print and broadcast media. How much does Whitehall and its serpents undermine HMG?

        Well, we know the view of a current Labour Peer and former Home Secretary about his fomer Deaprtment: “It is not fit for purpose.”


  37. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 No Marr and his agenda pushing
    instead “Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss mortality and what it means to have ‘a good death’.”


  38. Sluff says:

    Just an afterthought.

    Since they spend all their time letting all and sundry economic migrants from third world countries into our country and providing them with free board and lodging, why doesn’t the government just absorb the Border Farce into the Overseas Aid Ministry. Then it can attribute a sensible level of profit for overseas ‘sales’ (in reality given away at cost) of the AZ vaccine. and leave the total Overseas ‘Aid’ budget at 0.7% of GDP.

    It’s a win win all round. Result!


  39. tarien says:

    Of course the overseas Aid budget is preposterously high and needs cutting-bear in mind the huge amounts of money gathered by various charities that send aid to various parts of the world. Oxfam for one, raises massive sums-so why does this nation need to make anything but a token amount-it is well known that the aid does not always reach the area it is most wanted. Africa should be able to feed all its peoples and most of the world if the continuous corruption could be halted, but as I have seen it won’t as long as Aid keeps pouring into those nations. Are those MP’s anxious to keep the Aid budget high so as to show their constituents how noble their cause is?


    • Scroblene says:

      Sorry to say, Tarien, but using the words ‘MPs’ and ‘noble’ in the same sentence sticks in my craw.

      The shower of misfits we have parading in Westminster wouldn’t understand the term ‘nobility’, and sadly the worlds most untrustworthy broadcaster fits their bill every time.

      About 3rd world despots’ money – sorry, foreign aid, I can never understand why all that money can’t be used to keep illegals in check before they’re deported, and pay for a boat home.

      They could use it to make the Dover barracks up to five star status, and that’d keep the lefties happy.

      Instead we have failed politicians like brown and major pontificating on things they haven’t a clue about. The BBC sucks on this non-news at every opportunity.


      • tarien says:

        My apologese Scroblene-how could I have made such a fopa-villain is better -capable of great wickedness and extreme duplicity. Of course the whole debacle is quite shocking-I have seen first hand the results of aid corruption-if people acting so generously, could encounter the results of what happens to much of the aid we send out from the UK, the aid would be only a trickle, if that. As long as the nations of Africa in particular, are controlled by corrupt governments then there is little chance of change.


  40. vlad says:

    Like the rest of the msm, the BBC has fawning headlines over the birth of the latest royal baby.

    A more honest headline might be: Meghan makes damn sure no-one forgets she’s a royal by naming her daughter after the Queen and Diana – whose death we caused.


  41. MarkyMark says:

    BBC News at One
    BBC One and BBC News channel, Monday 22 March 2021

    In a report on a ‘Kill the Bill’ protest a demonstrator said, “if I was to stand outside there with a sign, I could get up to 10 years in prison.”

    In fact, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which applies to England and Wales, proposes a maximum sentence of 10 years for “intentionally or recklessly causing public nuisance” or for causing damage to statues or memorials.

    Depending on the circumstances, a demonstrator might be fined:



  42. Peter Grimes says:

    Dilemma Monday morning.
    Return of Kay Bully to Sly. My Boss, aka Mrs Grimes, watched for 10 seconds before erupting. I switched, reluctantly, to Al Beeb to see Vicky Derbyshire doing a Bully job on Andrew Bridgen. Bridgen points out that no other major countries were shamed into meeting the aim of 0.7% of GDP after the UK did it. Cut to aid workers in Yemen, as per usual.
    Meanwhile the strap on the screen pushes the lie that the 0.7% is ‘usual’.

    Vicky Rackless needs to denounce Al Beeb to Our Marianna of the Rack for pushing lies/disinformation.


    • MarkyMark says:

      In June 2015, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill &
      Melinda Gates Foundation strengthened further their ongoing cooperation on nutrition
      following the Nutrition for Growth event in London in 2013.
      Since Nutrition for Growth, the foundation has taken its commitment to nutrition even
      further in recognition of the fact that nutrition is a major driver of child mortality and
      undermines children’s ability to thrive.
      Between 2015 and December 2020 the foundation will spend a total of USD $776
      million on nutrition, exceeding its N4G commitment by USD $360 million. This, in turn,
      is sufficient to unlock additional UK resources of USD $180 million (GBP £115) (based
      on the 2:1 matching ratio). These funds will allow the DFID to further expand its
      investment in high impact nutrition-specific interventions in the period to 2020.
      By strengthening work together and aligning resources, DFID and the foundation will be
      better able to support wider donor coordination efforts in support of national plans, and
      achieve greater impact on reducing undernutrition among women and children.

      This statement will be publicly available as part of DFID’s commitment to transparently
      reporting on its matched funding commitment


  43. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    How very calculating some of these Tory mps are.

    With the large majority they can safely virtue signal by voting to put the foreign aid up by 4 £billion knowing that it will not be changed.

    Mind, they are not proper Tories anyway as Fed put on earlier (still some turds haven’t been flushed) and these ‘floaters’ can still make trouble until they lose their seat or join the liberal party.

    I didn’t watch it but how did the 3 % black population get on in the BAFTAs.

    Bbbc newcastle this morning, every scientist, politician and all the Vox pops they picked to play to us want the lockdown extended. Very even handed and impartially giving us one side of the situation.
    I’d love somebody to ask on air why don’t they have the other view represented, the one the majority support.

    Lilibet. How very clever to choose that name.


    • JohnC says:

      The BBC are pulling out all the big names in their articles about foreign aid:
      John Major
      Theresa May
      Gordon Brown
      Bob Geldof
      It seems that in their little London bubble, those people aren’t objects of ridicule.


  44. pugnazious says:

    LOL….reading the NHS’ helpful guide to wokeness and ironically can’t help thinking that ‘Gaslighting’ applies to what it[and the BBC et al] is doing…to White people….


    Generally considered in the context of abusive controlling relationships; as the act of manipulating a person by forcing them to question their thoughts, memories, and the events occurring around them. Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse where a person or group makes someone question their sanity, perception of reality, or memories.

    It is also a form of white and ethnic supremacy,’

    Actually the gaslighting seems to be a form of Black Supremacy whereby they use and abuse their new found power [and White collaborators who betray their own race] to demonise and attack white people and their culture, history and society in order to make them question, doubt and hate their own identity and culture.

    Here’s the full horror just in case you’ve missed it…now password protected on the NHS website…but still there of course for its white employees to be ‘gaslit’ and to feel ashamed of their selfs, their present and their past…..

    Glossary A-Z


    Ally – Allyship

    Authentic vs Performative

    An ally is any person that actively promotes and aspires to advance the culture of inclusion through intentional, positive and conscious efforts that benefit people as a whole. Everyone has the ability to be an ally because privilege is intersectional.

    This means that white women can be actionable allies to people of colour, men can be allies to women, ‘straight’ people can be allies to members of the LGBT+ community, ‘able’- bodied people can be allies to those with different abilities, economically privileged people can be allies to those who are not and so on.

    The idea behind being an ally is that to actively promote the inclusion of others requires empathy and an understanding of their lived experience. Allyship is considered a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and/or groups of people.

    Allyship: is not self-defined work, and those you are seeking to ally with must recognize efforts. It is considered to be an opportunity to grow and learn about other people, whilst building confidence in others. This links with the idea of being actively anti-racist.

    Performative allyship: is seen to be done out of self-interest and benefits the ally not the discriminated person. It may make the ally ‘look good’ or more credible but if it does not come with authentic allyship and the genuine process of achieving equality then it is not real allyship.


    This is an idea captured by Ibram X that says considering yourself not racist is insufficient to redress discrimination or make change happen. He argues that to make the change we must be actively anti-racist.

    Taking action against racist practice and policy and calling out and holding to account those who demonstrate racist behaviours, language and tendencies. His central tenet being unless you are an active part of the solution then you remain part of the problem.

    A form of racism against Jewish people including religion. This includes discrimination against Jewish people as a racial and religious group.


    Black Lives Matter Movement

    George Floyd’s murder in 2020 has become a metaphor for the lived experience of all forms of racial violence and has given rise to the Black Lives Matter Movement;
    a social movement originally in protest about the murder of black men
    by the police, but now more widely a movement advocating for social justice and black liberation.



    Racial categories have their origins in colonialism; the historical and political processes by which groups and nation states enrich themselves through economic and social control of other countries and sub-groups. Colonial forces used violence and ideology to legitimise the idea that white people were superior to other groups; white supremacy.

    Many of our relationship with the Commonwealth for example are based on and grew out of colonial relationships where England colonised other countries.

    This has led to the relationships that still exist and develop today. For example, Windrush marks the arrival by invitation of Caribbean people to work in the UK; the legacy of that history is felt throughout the NHS through the make-up of our workforce and our communities. Slavery and colonialism have shaped our relationship with the world leaving a living legacy in our modern society, our communities and our workforce.

    Coming out

    When a person first tells someone/others about their orientation and/or gender identity.

    Cultural Appropriation

    Often thought of as a modern version of colonisation, appropriation here means to take or take-on the cultural aspects of other people. This includes adopting language, traditions, fashion or style, hair style and so on and representing them as part of your own cultural heritage often ignoring the abuse and history of colonialism.

    This is viewed as happening when there is an imbalance of power and privilege – the idea here is that a dominant culture appropriates from a marginalised one (and not the other way around). The power to appropriate is important in this concept and cultural appropriation is considered a form of stealing the identities of others.



    Equality and Equity

    The difference between equity and equality is significant. Although both promote fairness, equality achieves this through treating everyone the same regardless of need, while equity achieves this through treating people differently dependent on need.


    Feminism and Waves of Feminism – Black Feminism

    Feminism is broadly the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes, and is related to the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. Feminism, or the women’s movement, is often described as happening in ‘waves’.

    Generally speaking the first wave being about women’s right to vote, the second wave being the women’s liberation movement from 1960’s. Both of these waves are largely seen as representing white and middle class women with the third wave including black feminists who see women’s lives as intersectional, demonstrating how race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, and nationality are all significant factors when discussing feminism.



    Generally considered in the context of abusive controlling relationships; as the act of manipulating a person by forcing them to question their thoughts, memories, and the events occurring around them. Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse where a person or group makes someone question their sanity, perception of reality, or memories.

    It is also a form of white and ethnic supremacy, an example of which would be holocaust denial. Also that BIPOC/BIWOC people are made to feel their experiences, history and perceptions of reality are not justified; a subtle form of racist manipulation.

    This is important because it means that when BIPOC say they have experienced racism they are not believed. Consequently their feelings and experiences are not validated and in this case gaslighting becomes a form of racism.


    Refers to a man who has a romantic and/or sexual orientation towards men. Also a generic term for lesbian and gay sexuality – some women define themselves as gay rather than lesbian. Some non-binary people may also identify with this term.


    Often expressed in terms of masculinity and femininity, gender is largely culturally determined and is assumed from the sex assigned at birth.

    Gender dysphoria

    Used to describe when a person experiences discomfort or distress because there is a mismatch between their sex assigned at birth and their gender identity.

    This is also the clinical diagnosis for someone who doesn’t feel comfortable with the sex they were assigned at birth.

    Gender identity

    A person’s innate sense of their own gender, whether male, female or something else (see non-binary below), which may or may not correspond to the sex assigned at birth.



    Refers to a man who has a romantic and/or sexual orientation towards women or to a woman who has a romantic and/or sexual orientation towards men.


    The fear or dislike of someone, based on prejudice or negative attitudes, beliefs or views about lesbian, gay or bi people. Homophobic bullying may be targeted at people who are, or who are perceived to be, lesbian, gay or bi.


    Identity politics

    Identity politics is a term that describes a political approach wherein people of a particular gender, religion, social background, class or other identifying factors, develop political agendas that are based upon theoretical interlocking systems of oppression that may affect their lives and come from their various identities.

    Contemporary applications of identity politics describe peoples of specific race, ethnicity, sex,gender identitiy, age, economic class, disability status, education, religion, language, and geographic location. These identity labels are not mutually exclusive but are in many cases compounded or intersectt (see Intersectionality)


    A set of ideas, a system of belief or set of beliefs about how the
    world or society is organised.


    In 2019, the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims proposed
    the following definition: ‘Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a
    type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived

    Intersectionality Concept and Term

    Intersectionality describes the ways in which a person’s social and political identities (gender, race, class, sexuality, ability) combine to create unique modes of privilege and discrimination. Intersectionality is seen as a more meaningful description of the multiple impacts of discrimination, where an individual’s identities overlap with a number of ‘minority’ or protected characteristics such as race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, diverse-ability, and age.

    Though social class is not a protected characteristic, the evidence shows that those in lower socio-economic groups have lower life chances and are more likely to be adversely impacted by the broader determinants of health including an impact on mortality and morbidity.

    Crenshaw (1989) coined the term to explain a feminist perspective to the view that women experience oppression in varying configurations and in varying degrees of
    intensity. Accordingly cultural patterns of oppression are not only interrelated, but are bound together and influenced by the intersectional systems in society including race, gender, class, sexuality and diverse-ability. Critical to Crenshaw’s approach is to challenge white feminist notions that all women are the same. She argues inequality does not impact all women in the same way and questions who gets to speak and whose voices are heard.

    “Feminism had not changed or undone the sexist and racist brainwashing that had taught white feminists to regard women unlike themselves as Others” – bell hooks, 2000.

    This gave rise to the importance of lived experience of structural
    inequality as an organising principle for change and transformation.





    Refers to a woman who has a romantic and/or sexual orientation towards women. Some non-binary people may also identify with this term

    Lived Experience – links to social determinants of health

    Increasingly listening to the voices of lived experience helps us make sense of the ways in which discrimination impacts our health and wellbeing, as well as determining our social, economic and educational life chances.

    Studies by Williams, Marmott and more recently Lawrence use lived experience to understand the social determinants of health and the impact of racial discrimination.

    “It is often said, but perhaps not fully appreciated, that behind each statistic is a human story. For me, amplifying the voices of those who are all too often invisible has been the driving force behind my many years of campaigning”. – Baroness Lawrence



    This term refers to common place, everyday or casual and commonplace daily acts of racism, sexism etc that may be verbal, behavioural or environmental indignities, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative attitudes toward stigmatized or culturally marginalized groups.

    These micro aggressions are still aggressions and are experienced as micro aggressions whether they are intentional or unintentional. Sometimes referred to as ‘everyday racism’ or ‘everyday sexism”.


    Generally, a term used to describe hatred of women that also captures sexist behaviours towards women. Hashtag #MeToo or the Me Too movement extends this range of hatred to include sexual violence and harassment.


    A more recent term to capture the misogyny specifically aimed at black women. A newer term, Misogynoir, described by Moya Bailey has been developed to describe “the specific hatred, dislike, distrust, and prejudice directed toward Black women.”

    The hashtag #SayHerName was created in 2014 to highlight misogynoir and how stories of Black women and girls often go overlooked, unnoticed and untold.


    The NHS Constitution Oppression Other and Othering

    The NHS belongs to the people. It is there to improve our health and wellbeing, supporting us to keep mentally and physically well, to get better when we are ill and, when we cannot fully recover, to stay as well as we can to the end of our lives. It works at the limits of science — bringing the highest levels of human knowledge and skill to save lives and improve health. It touches our lives at times of basic human need, when care and compassion are what matter most.

    The NHS is founded on a common set of principles and values that bind together the communities and people it serves — patients and public — and the staff who work for it.

    This Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve, together with responsibilities, which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively.



    Refers to the unjust and often cruel exercise of power and authority of one group over another, often in context of use of power over another where one group uses excessive power and/or force over another.

    This applies to social systems of racial oppression as well as other forms of oppressive discrimination and exclusion.

    Other and Othering

    Othering is the process of casting a group, an individual or an object into the role of the ‘Other’ and establishing one’s own identity through opposition to and, frequently, vilification or abuse of this Other.

    In this way white people Other BIPOC, heterosexuals , LGBT+ and so on. Othering comes from a form of power over the Other.



    Patriarchy describes a system or culture of male dominating form of power over women. Patriarchy is a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is through the male line.

    More broadly patriarchy is a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it. This concept of patriarchy underpins much of feminist thought.

    Positive Action

    Positive action is the deliberate introduction of measures to eliminate or reduce discrimination or its ‘effects’. It is about encouraging people from particular, demonstrably under- represented, groups in the workplace.

    Positive Action describes a range of measures allowed under the Equality Act 2010 these can be lawfully taken to encourage and train people from under-represented groups to support them.

    Positive Discrimination

    A key difference between positive action and positive discrimination is that positive action is lawful under the Equality Act 2010 whereas positive discrimination favours one group over another.

    For example by increasing the numbers from a minority group because they have protected characteristics in that group; giving preferential treatment to that individual or group because of their protected characteristics rather than their suitability; this is unlawful.

    Power – a process where people are Othered

    “Our tendency to separate and judge those not in our clan as the enemy, as the vulnerable and deficient needing control, has a long history … Race has been a constant arbiter of difference, as have wealth, class and gender — each of which is about power and the necessity to control” – Toni Morrison, 2017


    Words we use to refer to people’s gender in conversation – for example, ‘he’ or ‘she’. Some people may prefer others to refer to them in gender neutral language and use pronouns such as they/their and ze/zir.

    Power – expressions of power vary

    Power To: Ability to take action’ innate ability or power acquired through skill, knowledge, training or other forms of personal development.

    Power Over: Overt ability to use relational or positional power to shape events, frequently viewed as negative, but arguably sometimes of positive use.

    Power With: Collective power through relationships and acts of solidarity.

    Power Within: The power which can be acquired through acts of working on self; requires deep personal learning and reflection.

    Power Under: Positive or negative power which results from experiences of hardship, oppression. The strength of which originates from struggle.

    Othering’: is based on the idea that identities are socially constructed and are created in the context of history and power whereby certain groups are socially constructed as different by other groups who have power, in this way we say people are ‘Othered’ in a process of racialisation that shapes societal norms as dominant for one group over another.

    This process of ‘Othering’ has a history in relation to different identities, for example slavery is the process that othered black people in order to justify exploiting slaves as free labour and racism continues historically to justify unequal treatment of black people by white people who hold economic power; the gender and black pay gap are recent examples of unequal treatment in the workforce.



    Queer is a term used by those wanting to reject specific labels of romantic orientation, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can also be a way of rejecting the perceived norms of the LGBT community (racism, sizeism, ableism etc). Although some LGBT people view the word as a slur, it was reclaimed in the late 80s by the queer community who have embraced it.


    The process of exploring your own sexual orientation and/or gender identity



    Both the term and the idea is relatively modern and developed in the context of colonization and slavery and the division of human beings along racial lines in order to justify the slave trade. In order to justify slavery, theories of racial categories were developed and underlie the modern foundations of racial division.

    In 1758 Linnaeus proposed four distinct racial groups for human beings that encompassed phenotype (observable characteristics such as skin colour) and geographic origin but also personality traits, skills, and abilities generally thought to be inherent to each group.

    The idea behind these claims of biological difference or ‘science’ of race was to justify the enslavement of black people by proposing their ‘scientific’ inferiority.

    This thinking continues throughout history to justify domination by white people. Apartheid in South Africa is one example of this process of categorization and domination by white supremacists. ‘BAME’ may also be considered a categorization of people by colour designed for ethnic monitoring of those minoritised by systems of power.


    Describes the system of racial inequality, based on the belief that some groups are innately superior to other groups.

    Racism rests on the prejudices (attitudes); symbols (such as language), actions and policies (discrimination) that reproduce the false ideology that other groups are inferior to White people.

    Racism relies on power structures, such as the historical and cultural relations established through colonialism, and our social institutions (for example, government, law, education, healthcare, housing, media, and science).

    When we talk about ‘race’ we know that we are using a social construct that divides the human race by colour and it is difficult to separate out the idea that race is socially constructed through relations of power and not a real division; race only exists where there is racism or racist supremacy, but that racism itself and its impact is very real.

    These terms are used interchangeably but need to be thought about separately if we are to deconstruct and understand how racism occurs.

    Internalised racism

    Internalised racism is the acceptance and belief by members of stigmatised races of negative messages about their race’s own abilities and intrinsic worth. It is the acceptance, by marginalised racial populations, of the negative societal beliefs and stereotypes about themselves. This is characterised by people not believing in others who look like them and, more importantly, not believing in themselves. It involves accepting limitations to one’s own humanity, including one’s dreams, one’s right to self-determination, and one’s range of allowable self-expression. It saps an individual’s self-esteem and lowers their confidence in themselves and in their own race. It often manifests as the embracing of “whiteness” as being the ultimate and the best. Self-devaluation is common, and many will use derogatory and deeply offensive terms about themselves and others of their own race. They might disown their own cultures on the basis that the white man’s world is better, and aspire to being a part of that world.

    Institutional racism

    The Macpherson report’s definition of institutional racism is “the collective failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture, or ethnic origin”. It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behaviour which amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness and racist stereotyping which disadvantage minority ethnic people. The individuals involved may not themselves have racially prejudiced beliefs or behaviours, but are carrying out policies, processes, or procedures that disadvantage people from specific racial groups.

    Structural racism

    inequality rooted across the operation of a system or society that excludes and/or has a significant negative impact on large numbers of a particular racial group and their ability to participate. Structural racism is also defined as the macro-level systems, social forces, institutions, ideologies, and processes that interact with one another to generate and reinforce inequities among racial and ethnic groups. The term structural racism emphasizes the most influential socio-ecologic levels at which racism may affect racial and ethnic health inequities. Structural mechanisms do not require the actions or intent of individuals.


    Social Determinants of Health

    The social determinants of health (SDH) are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. These forces and systems include economic policies and systems, development agendas, social norms, social policies and political systems.

    More recently The Marmott Review 10 Years on focuses on the complexity of social and economic factors (socio-economic) that lead to inequality and the idea that health is determined by factors which relate to our intersectionality and refer to inequities in power and our social conditions including race, gender identity, sexuality and disability.

    This has been made very clear by the unequal impact of Covid-19 on BIPOC, disabled people and those more generally in lower socio-economic groups.

    Social Justice

    Justice is the concept of fairness. Social justice is fairness as it manifests in society. That includes fairness in healthcare, employment, housing, and more. Social justice depends on four essential goals: human rights, access, participation, and equality.

    The NHS Constitution relies on the principles of social justice. We often connect the social determinants of health, that is, the factors that contribute to our health and wellbeing to the conditions of social justice.


    “Taking the knee”

    The origin of this term came from the actions of American Football quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the US national anthem to protest against police brutality and racism in a pre-season game in August 2016.

    Kaepernick said at the time: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour.”

    As an act of solidarity it has become a symbol and call for allyship as an active process of those with privilege standing in solidarity with those who face discrimination and recognising the intersectionality of lived experience.


    A process where BIPOC are used as an indicator of inclusion by white people. For example we may have a ‘token black person’ on a Board or interview panel or we may cite someone black as being a prop or example that is only a token or lip service to a genuine process of representation. This process of tokenism undermines individuals and systems and is not a genuine process of equality or representation.

    Tokenism is often used in the context of ‘playing the race card’ a term used by White people when BIPOC people raise concerns about racism. This is also another form of gaslighting and denies the real hurt and lived experience of racism. A response to the idea of a race card is that white people ‘have and play the deck’ of whiteness.

    Tone Policing

    Used by those with privilege to silence those who are marginalised or discriminated against. In this process the focus is on the tone of what is said and not the content of what is said. This can be explicit or implicit.

    It detracts from the content of what the person is actually saying and undermines their feelings.

    Some examples: “You don’t need to get all worked up over this.” “You’re too angry for me to understand the point you’re making.” “Calm down.” ‘Loud black…angry black….”

    These phrases are all examples of tone policing or responding to the presentation of an argument rather than the content of the argument itself, in this way we ignore or invalidate the persons lived experience of discrimination and exclusion.

    Transgender man

    A term used to describe someone who is assigned female at birth but identifies and lives as a man. This may be shortened to trans man, or FTM, an abbreviation for female-to-male.

    Transgender woman

    A term used to describe someone who is assigned male at birth but identifies and lives as a woman. This may be shortened to trans woman, or MTF, an abbreviation for male-to-female.


    The steps a trans person may take to live in the gender with which they identify. Each person’s transition will involve different things. For some this involves medical intervention, such as hormone therapy and surgeries, but not all trans people want or are able to have this.
    Transitioning also might involve things such as telling friends and family, dressing differently and changing official documents.


    The fear or dislike of someone based on the fact they are trans, including denying their gender identity or refusing to accept it. Transphobia may be targeted at people who are, or who are perceived to be, trans.




    White Centering

    Centering of white people, white power, values, norms and feelings over others.

    The conscious and unconscious belief that that whiteness is the norm or normal and that BIPOC is Other.

    White Exceptionalism

    The belief that as a white person you may be exempt from white supremacy, that is, that you are an exception or ‘one of the good ones’ and therefore anti-racist work does not apply to you.

    White Fragility

    Coined by DiAngelo defined as a ‘state in which even a minimum of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves’ by white people. The process of white fragility means white people defend against and avoid acknowledging and working with their own racism.

    White Privilege

    A term coined by Peggy McIntosh where she describes White privilege is like “an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks”.

    ‘I have often noticed men’s unwillingness to grant that they are over privileged, even though they may grant that women are disadvantaged. They may say they will work to women’s statues, in the society, the university, or the curriculum, but they can’t or won’t support the idea of lessening men. Denials that amount to taboos surround the subject of advantages that men gain from women’s disadvantages. These denials protect male privilege from being fully acknowledged, lessened, or ended.

    Thinking through unacknowledged male privilege as a phenomenon, I realized that, since hierarchies in our society are interlocking, there was most likely a phenomenon of white privilege that was similarly denied and protected. As a white person,

    I realized I had been taught about racism as something that puts others at a disadvantage but had been taught not to see one of its corollary aspects, white privilege, which puts me at an advantage.

    I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege, as males are taught not to recognize male privilege. So, I have begun in an untutored way to ask what it is like to have white privilege. I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was “meant” to remain oblivious.

    White Saviourism

    Rooted in colonialism white saviourist approaches assumes that BME peopleneed white people to save them, the idea behind this is that without white intervention, ‘help’, and guidance, BIPOC will be left helpless and unable to act for themselves.

    This reinforces the idea that BME people need white people to manage and survive because white people are superior.

    White Supresmacy or White Supremacism

    The belief that white people are superior to those of other races and thus should dominate them.

    The belief favours the maintenance and defence of white power and privilege. White supremacy has roots in the now-discredited doctrine of scientific racism and was a key justification for colonialism.


    A term that refers to a perceived awareness of issues that concern social justice and racial justice. It derives from an African-American expression ‘stay woke’.

    First used in the 1940s, woke has resurfaced in recent years as a concept that symbolizes perceived awareness of social issues and social justice movements. By the late 2010s, woke had been adopted as a more generic slang term associated with progressive or socially liberal causes such as anti- racism, feminism, environmentalism and LGBT+ activism.

    Its widespread use since 2014 is a result of the Black Lives Matter Movement and also the more recent murder of George Floyd in 2020. The term someone is or is not ‘woke’ is often used as shorthand and refers to their level of awareness around issues of race and racism (as well as other forms of discrimination). It is also used to indicate or encourage a form of vigilance and resilience and we implore people to ‘stay woke’.



    Both the fear and hatred of others used in reference to strangers or foreigners. When xenophobia is also racist we speak of xenophobic and racist behaviour.




    • Fedup2 says:

      Pug – thank you for putting this up as it can be a useful ‘reference point ‘ for those – like me – who are a bit slow when it comes to new ‘terminologies’

      Gas lighting only means lighting the gas to me .

      Perhaps a troll could critique this dictionary …..if they’ve got a minute …

      Do you notice that there is nothing under V for Virtue Signaling?

      Or S for snowflake …

      K for kidult …


    • dhunter says:

      thanks for that list “pugnazious”

      they seem a bit confused about when BLM was formed/started – quote –

      “Black Lives Matter Movement
      George Floyd’s murder in 2020 has become a metaphor for the lived experience of all forms of racial violence and has given rise to the Black Lives Matter Movement;
      a social movement originally in protest about the murder of black men by the police, but now more widely a movement advocating for social justice and black liberation.”

      then further down –
      …..Its widespread use since 2014 is a result of the Black Lives Matter Movement and also the more recent murder of George Floyd in 2020. …”

      wonder what else the term “a bit confused” might apply to?


  45. BRISSLES says:

    I little side notification popped up on my screen…

    “Viewers blast woke BAFTAs, so woke is should be renamed the WAFTAs”.

    There we have it.


    • pugnazious says:

      That can’t be true Brissles….Today was loving it and telling us how great it was….naturally a BBC programme about a black killed by whites got its attention. Why does the BBC always try to promote the idea that blacks are being ethnically cleansed on our streets and it is too dangerous for them to leave the house?


  46. MarkyMark says:

    “… there are two things. One you recognise what is happening. Two, are you prepared to do anything about it. “ – Margaret Thatcher


  47. pugnazious says:

    Something ironic and not a little sickening to read the BBC’s Nick Robinson, pocketing a pretty penny no doubt for doing so, ‘backing Britain’ in The Mail and telling us how great our global power and influence is…

    ‘Britain CAN still command the world stage: As we host the G7 summit, leading BBC voice NICK ROBINSON says that despite the sceptics, from James Bond to vaccines our island can remain a global force’

    The BBC that so often mocked Brexit and ‘Global Britain’, not to mention ‘America First’. The BBC that does everything it can to undermine Britain and the United Kingdom….seeking to split it asunder by cheerleading independence movements [not bothered about their nationalism oddly], trying to enslave us to the EU and always undermining Britain…scorning, condemning, demonising and pouring shame upon its history and indeed its present as it continually proclaims us all [erm…just you whiteys] racist oppressors.

    The BBC hates the fact that Britain had power and used it for so much good in the world…it hates the Empire and colonialism…and yet, on balance, these were good things…but the BBC aims to destroy that truth and to make sure it never happens again…..and part of that project is to divide and rule the UK so that it is not united and loses power as it breaks up, also to subjugate us to EU power…lol…bit to go on that one …but they haven’t given up. The other part of course, and even more insidious is to smash our identity…not just how we perceive ourselves but, literally, our very DNA….hence the drive to import as many non-white, non-British people as possible to dilute and eventually erase that ‘hideous whiteness’. Ethnic cleansing in effect.

    As Orwell said…

    “‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’”

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” – George Orwell, “1984”

    The BBC is always right.


  48. JimS says:

    Still waiting for the BBC to report the story of the year:

    “Please let me finish. So you don’t want to go to Hoboken, New Jersey, or to Fairfax, Virginia, to be studying the Bat-Human interface that might lead to an outbreak, so you go to China”.

    – Dr. Anthony Fauci

    The research was ‘too dangerous’ to do in the USA so he outsourced it to China, who botched the job and we all got sick.

    Not a conspiracy Marianna, but straight from the horse’s mouth.


  49. Jeff says:

    Although I’m as patriotic as the next Englishman, I’m afraid I can’t support the present England football team. It’s all this virtue signalling, knee bending nonsense that makes my hackles rise. It’s just wrong, men don’t kneel unless we’re proposing, getting knighted or we’re in church. All three rather unlikely in my case…

    The England manager, Gareth Southgate, is a woefully woke, politically correct, sour-faced puritan. He’s essentially another Lineker, who by the way, is (as you’d expect) is fully supportive of this ritualistic grovelling.

    I’ve been told that the latest kneel-a-thon received a massive booing backlash and two of the England ensemble remained standing. Good on ’em, but it really shouldn’t even be a consideration.

    “Taking the knee” is a humiliating thing for any red blooded bloke to do. It’s divisive and the players should tell their woke manager to “do one.” Stand tall and stand firm and the fans will cheer you to the rafters.

    I’m with the England fans on this one.

    Gareth Southgate should stick to taking penalties…


  50. StewGreen says:

    Simon Webb firmly slaps down Miranda Kaufmann’s article in the Telegraph that promotes her book The Black Tudors

    She made great claims of earlier Africans in Britain
    However he firmly states no Carthaginian coins were found in Cornwall
    Well there were 2 Numidian coins found in Cornwall that’s the Berber empire next to Carthage
    And an archaeologist claims a date of 200BC based on the fact one was found inside a pre-Roman burial mound.

    Carthaginian coins were found in other counties according to her other map she mixes as in Numidian
    … they did have alliances


    • StewGreen says:

      By “her other map”, I mean Caitlin Green’s map
      when she tweeted it, she did label it, as Carthaginian coins found in Cornwall cos she groups Carthaginian/Numidian coins together


      • Fedup2 says:

        Maybe they had problems with dinghies from France back then as well ….


    • StewGreen says:

      Actually Caithlin tells me
      There are both
      2 Numidian and two Carthaginian/Punic coins

      “The Carthaginian coins, both with head of Tanit,
      are from the Hayle causeway
      and a trench dug just outside the Iron Age fort of Castle Killibury.”
      I do believe her cos some large hordes have been found
      The Romans were her hundreds of years they could have brought some Carthaginian coins, not that the Carthagians themselves came.