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. Sluff says:

    A few months ago I wrote to the llocal council about some appalling potholes directly on the driving line on a rather narrow but popular country road. Shortly afterwards they filled in the pot holes with the most temporary cheapo job imaginable. Sure enough, here we are and predictably the cheap infill is already being eroded and the same pothole is reforming.

    Never mind about Overseas Aid. I want to see some Home Road Aid.

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    • Old Goat says:

      Have you missed the message? Thou shalt not drive.
      Therefore expense involved in the upkeep of public roads is no longer deemed a priority. (Not that it ever was…).

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Wot about us cyclists, OG? I drive but also cycle. The bad road surfaces do the old arthritis in the hands as well as other parts of the anatomy no good at all, especially in winter.

        If you want to encourage cycling nudge nudge 😉 😉 then good road surfaces are essential.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Do male cyclists (those who cant possibly give birth) wear anything that’s equivalent to a box ? Just asking.

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        • Scroblene says:

          When you visit Kent, there is an added bicycling manoeuvre required on most roads, as KCC have a habit of sinking every drain cover a couple of inches below the normal surface of the tarmac, so you either drive round it, and risk getting a bus up your a***, or go over it, and consider Brissles’ comment as a possibility for the future rides…

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Brissles and Scrobie, driving along a Kent lane some years ago I hit a pothole hard enough to make the eyes on my wrist water! The wrist was still painful next day. It also put the steering out of kilter and cost £30 to fix. Didn’t know at the time but roads are so bad now that Local Authorities pay out almost without question if you present them with a bill for repairs.

            If Boris Johnson wanted to do something really useful he could start a national renewal campaign with a chunk of that Foreign Aid 0.7% as reduced to 0.5% to clear up litter, fix potholes, get LAs to trim hedges and verges properly, put up road names (including extra ones in the middle where a road is lengthy) and make sure road signage is visible to road users.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      I’m with you on this Sluff. Same problem in my village. I drive a a 4 x 4 and lately have been feeling every dip in the road. I’ve even had my suspension and tyres checked – they’re fine, its just the appalling state of the roads.

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  2. markh says:

    I have it on good authority that an anagram of the poor child’s name is ‘laid alien bit’. I shall leave it there.

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  3. Fedup2 says:

    DT reporting the traitor amendment to put the £4 000 000 000
    Back onto the overseas give away fund May fall foul of parliamentary rules – although I suspect the slowing reddening speaker giving it the nod .

    At least we will have a list of the enemy at the end if it is debated …..

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    • Doublethinker says:

      When Mr Speaker Hoyle was elected in 2019 he pledged that he would follow the advice offered him by the clerks of the House in marked contrast to his anti democratic predecessor, who used all manner of highly suspect tactics to thwart democracy as expressed in its purist form by the referendum. This is Hoyle’s first significant test. I hope he passes it and refuses the amendment for debate.
      We already know bright the red anti British Tories who should be subject to severe censure by their constituents.

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  4. Fedup2 says:

    I think he will bow to the woke likes of Andrew prebgate mitchell who will be wandering from one lefty studio to another – the MP for Bongo Bongo land

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    • Doublethinker says:

      You were right fed , he decided not to allow the Mitchell amendment debate today , so far so good but then he bottled it and indicated that the government should put the reduction of the Foreign Aid budget to the vote probably tomorrow . He dressed it up in weasel words but he bottled it all the same.
      I despair. There is overwhelming public support for this modest reduction , although I suspect that the public would prefer there to be none at all. But a few Tory MP’s ,who can only be described as saboteurs , ignore the public and damage the government. Just the same with the BBC, immigration , Islam , NI trials of elderly British soldiers and many other issues. The MPs just don’t represent the mood of the country. They have all sat too long for any good that they do , to quote Cromwell, they need to be brought to heel.
      There is certainly a large gap to the right of this Tory party waiting to be filled.

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  5. Sluff says:

    Further to an earlier post and missing Davylars periodic diagrams.

    Current electricity production is being produced from, among things,
    Gas 51%
    Wind 2%.

    Sustainable energy. The solution to all our problems. Why are the BBC not interviewing Greta or ER spokes’persons’ right now ????

    Hahahahahaha.

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  6. davylars says:

    Thanks Sluff.
    I did it for a full year and monitored the readings every time renewables went below 20%. ( even taking bio-fuels into consideration.)
    I took screenshots every 6 hours or so when this happened.
    The reason why I did this was to have a captured record to prove how useless wind and solar power really are..

    I got 159 screenshots, so that works out at almost 40 full days when renewable power generation was less than 20%. Very often a whole lot less also. Even down to 8% occasionally..

    April to July of this year are even more dire…

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I dip into the energy usage app every so often – I get a warm feeling when the hydrocarbon consumption is high and the wind is low – just saying – burn baby burn it …

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  7. vlad says:

    In all their reports on the shooting of BLM ‘activist’ Sasha Johnson the BBC keep telling us she was black, but never mention the colour of the suspect(s).

    In their most recent post they let slip the information that ‘nobody who was at the party had yet provided information to police and her family were “concerned people are not coming forward to help us”‘.

    Oh dear, so much for solidarity among da bros and da sistas in the comyoonity.

    And so much for “We want justice” and “Silence is violence”.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-57381559

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  8. StewGreen says:

    R4 You and Yours
    ..any obvious agenda pushing ?

    #1 5 minute Electric Car advert from a woman billed as journalist
    but who is really an Electric Car PR person

    #2 Friends of the Earth item : cruising is evil
    … presenter pointed out a new cruise ship runs on Liquified Natural Gas
    the expert Nicky Butt first pointed out “Oh that’s still a fossil fuel”, but then grudgingly admitted that it was a step cleaner.

    “According to Friends of the Earth, a large cruise ship can produce human sewage/ waste water – most of which is often pumped into the sea.”
    expert admitted they don’t just dump sewage onto every beach
    ..and said law means all waste water is treated

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    • StewGreen says:

      The maths in the electric car item seemed dodgy

      The guy “We’ve saved £250 month in fuel on my wife’s 50 mile/day commute”

      So hang on in her old car she spent £300/month
      That’s £10/day even if she works 7 days
      It doesn’t cost £10 to drive £50 miles in a small car
      £5-6 is possible.
      If she only works 5 days/week he is claiming her fuel was £15/day

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      • Kaiser says:

        thats like 20mpg thats some jucy old car

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Skin contact with cobalt can cause dermatitis – a chronic rash. Yet the children and other miners have neither masks nor gloves to protect them. The children told us that they endured long hours – up to 12 hours a day – working at the mines hauling back-breaking loads of between 20 and 40kg for US$1-2 per day.

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      • tomo says:

        that Audi base price £40,000

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      • Sluff says:

        Not mentioned.
        Guessing that around 70% of petrol costs is tax.

        So the main reason electric cars are so cheap to run is the lack of tax.

        So when we all drive electric cars, how will the government fill the £30 bn a year tax hole?

        One thing of which we can be absolutely sure. They will find a way to make the private motorist continue to pay scandalously high taxes to subsidise predominantly empty collectivist public transport.

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        • Rob in Cheshire says:

          Sluff:

          They will undoubtedly bring in road pricing. Big Brother will be watching every mile, sorry, kilometre, you drive. For the state, that’s a feature, not a bug. Obviously, they don’t want to let on to the serfs just yet.

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  9. StewGreen says:

    Guardian : Tory rebels thwarted in bid to force vote on UK foreign aid cut
    Commons showdown averted after Speaker rules amendment to restore 0.7% pledge is out of scope of bill

    That was at tweeted at 12:45pm yet local radio news at 1pm still continued the fiction that the vote was coming up.
    The other station too ..milking it playing clips of rebel Tories etc.

    Radio4 1pm news did the same thing too.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Thanks stew – perhaps the Speaker still has a backbone . And I can’t see the likes of traitor Mitchell bitching too much because he will still want to find a way to give away our
      ( borrowed ) money …..good news !

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      • StewGreen says:

        3pm news still claiming there could be a vote tonight.
        .. but that seems wrong from what Twitter says

        LK tweets “Speaker now due to give formal statement at 3.30 – sources now suggesting vote on aid amendment will not be today, but there could be some kind of debate on the subject later this week”

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        • StewGreen says:

          ..lefties have been lobbying the Speaker all day

          Oh now He’s just speaking
          “New Clause 4 has NOT been selected ..not within scope
          … But the 0.7% target is a duty
          and the House has not had an opportunity to debate
          I expect the government should find a way to debate this
          I will take special applications today for an emergency debate tomorrow”
          .. That implies that the government might simply veto any try for an emergency debate.

          5-Live the news station ignored it and kept promoting a tV show
          Oh 15:47pm they announced it, “no debate today, speaker hopes the government will arrange a debate in the future”

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          • dhunter says:

            might be o/t – but when someone/anyone sets a “Target” that does not mean you have to reach it or you’ve failed.

            but the (BEEB)/MSM seem to not understand this & mislead the public.

            why can’t the gov rep on interviews not state it thus – “it was a target, do you know what that is?”

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  10. MarkyMark says:

    . . . . North Korea ….

    North Korea has recently introduced a sweeping new law which seeks to stamp out any kind of foreign influence – harshly punishing anyone caught with foreign films, clothing or even using slang. But why?

    Yoon Mi-so says she was 11 when she first saw a man executed for being caught with a South Korean drama.

    His entire neighbourhood was ordered to watch.

    “If you didn’t, it would be classed as treason,” she told the BBC from her home in Seoul.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-57225936

    . . . . UK ….

    A hate crime can include verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault and damage to property.

    A hate incident is behaviour which isn’t a crime but which is perceived by the victim, or anybody else, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on the 5 protected characteristics.
    https://hatecrime.campaign.gov.uk/

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  11. StewGreen says:

    R4 drama now : school girls in a lesbian relationship
    One is in a wheelchair

    Oh the writer is “Queer disabled writer. Rainbow flag.”

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  12. StewGreen says:

    Guido : “Labour never like to play fair
    Campaigning rules state that election posters cannot be erected until 4pm today, however Guido has received pictures of Labour posters already plastered round the Batley and Spen constituency. ”

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  13. Fedup2 says:

    So Hoyle is giving the traitors a second bash at borrowing money to give it the 3rd world failed states .

    Andrew plebgate Mitchell must be close to being thrown out of the red tory party .

    Shame that the government didnt just legislate to cut the budget or – indeed – end it .
    Hoyle seems a Mitchell fan …. Vile

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    • JohnC says:

      It’s massive agenda-based hypocrisy.
      The BBC will subversively support anything which is against the Right . They despise them.
      Anyone who has spent time in a third world country knows the government have a thousand sneaky ways to siphon off the budget through corruption. That’s why the rich are very, very rich and the poor remain very, very poor.
      But I’m sure that money gets us all kind of political favours when we want them.
      I find it amazing that I am still being begged to donate water to give a child in Africa clean water after all the money we sent that way.
      I won’t even mention Bob Geldof knowingly funding African civil wars with Live Aid.

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  14. digg says:

    A few weeks back I posted that I had contacted a news syndicate who own a lot of the UK press to complain about ads appearing on their syndicated news websites for a product called Gummy Bears CBD which are sweets laced with cannabis oil suggesting that they are an obvious danger to your children.

    I got a fairly off-hand reply along the lines of we do not control..not banned content.. out of our control… etc. etc.

    So today I read….

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8809773/THC-laced-GUMMI-BEARS-13-north-London-schoolgirls-hospital-claims-parent.html

    I bet they are not feeling so off-hand today!

    Apparently they are also for sale on eBay and from your local teenage drug-lords with no age restriction…

    My fairly limited research indicates that they are being produced by former illicit drug barons in South America who are jockeying for position as Countries like Canada relax their cannabis controls thus undermining their traditional black-market supply routes.

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  15. Beltane says:

    Johnson ‘all but certain to avoid rebellion over aid cuts’
    Sky News

    No.10 wades into knee-taking row….as aid defeat looms.
    The Independent

    It’s the way they tell ’em…..

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  16. tomo says:

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  17. TrickCyclist says:

    BBC News channel, 4:40pm. They’re still showing the same report on the BAFTAs they first showed last night.
    Gosh, why could that be?
    That clip of Ashley Banjo (a ****ing dancer!) piously berating the people who dared to criticise his pro-BLM routine, that’s really getting on my tits!

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  18. Doublethinker says:

    It is reported on Guido that neither Reclaim or Reform parties will contest the Batley and Spen by election as they claim they don’t want to split the anti labour vote. But mindful of the clip that was posted on this site last week of AMW and TR discussing her standing in the election I wonder if the two R parties are scared of being forced by AMW to admit that they will do little or nothing about the rampant Islamification of the country.
    Anyway the Tory is well ahead in the polls so it looks like another poke in the eye for Labour from voters in their former heartlands. Even after another defeat I bet Labour and most of the commentariat still don’t understand that by by trying to overturn the referendum result, by caring more about Palestine than Batley , by embracing Wokism full bore and by supporting Islamisation and migration, they can never win back their former British working class voters. Labour has lost the trust of these voters and they won’t win back that trust for many many years if ever.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      I hope so, Dt. The cynical selection of the Labour candidate deserves the appropriate response from the good electors of Batley & Spen. It may also see the end of Der Starmer if Labour lose. 🙂

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Up2
        Fortunately Starmer will ‘survive ‘ by using the ‘rebuilding ‘ line as well as the excuse that the lefty vote got split by George Galloway –
        – although the MSM will make sure voters remember the dead Labour MP

        Mind you – I truly cannot thing of a Labour MP worthy of leading the opposition – apart from Andrew Mitchell ….

        .. I guess Mrs Balls or Nando would try …

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  19. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Taking the knee 1938 version (variant?)
    England football side.

    https://ibb.co/mtjRXrs

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  20. Jack in the Green says:

    Well done BBC. The reaction to the no whites allowed here TV awards has been most gratifying. I think it’s the biggest internet slagging of Woke Central I’ve ever seen. Oh dear and the booing at the footie as well. Come in, your time is up!

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  21. Jack in the Green says:

    Lowest viewing figures for 13 years for the Baftas. Keep it up!

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  22. taffman says:

    “England taking the knee: Why some fans say they are booing players”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-57382945
    Only “Some” ?
    Is it just me, but there does appear to be a disproportionately excessive number of BAME, highly paid soccer players as a percentage of the general population of the UK?
    Fans and supporters pay to watch football not virtue signalling. The more the booing, the better I say.

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  23. taffman says:

    “Foreign aid: Rebel Tories blocked in bid to reverse cuts”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-57389289
    About time!
    We have been ‘shelling out’ for the third world for far too long. We have a NHS crisis, a shortage of housing, many people in Britain living in abject poverty.
    Charity begins at home, its not for MPs vanity projects. Perhaps those MPs should put their hands in their own pockets .
    I hope that their constituents will remember them and vote accordingly?

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  24. Fedup2 says:

    Taffman
    The bad news is that Hoyle has given the bleeding heart lefties 3 hours to emote over their pet foreign projects on Tuesday .

    Fortunately there can’t be a vote at the end of it – I hope someone makes notes on these red tories to add to a target list ….
    Some poor sod from the FCO will have to listen to it .

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    • taffman says:

      Fedup2
      I have posted this before, many Tories are Liberals in disguise .
      Career politicians who will ride any horse that will get them in to a job . ‘Men of Straw’.

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  25. Sluff says:

    The BBC are having trouble squaring the circle on this one.

    BBC London report that two weeks after BLM activist Sacha Johnson was shot in the head at a party at 3 am (normal for certain ethnicities?) not a single one of the 30 guests have come forward to the police with information.

    Another triumph for your kind of preferred multicultualism, eh BBC?

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  26. theisland says:

    Steve Laws – swearing but with justification.

    He says five people who film the illegals arriving in Dover have been served with injunctions preventing them from going to the docks to film because it is intimidating for the migrants!
    I can’t confirm this but it sounds about right.
    He hasn’t been served with his papers yet because he was not at the docks today.
    Priti Patel’s answer to illegal immigration is cover up after cover up.

    Of course the bBC and Sky will be allowed there should there be any opportunities to film children.

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    • taffman says:

      theisland
      I posted this yesterday ………………………….

      \\“Channel crossings: Patel calls on social media companies to take down videos”
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57373084
      Why?
      IMHO. Because it exposes the inadequacies of the Home Office and in turn, our present government to the people of this nation. In one word – Censorship!
      Wasn’t Nigel Farage and others, hounded by the police for exposing the invading criminals?
      The nation and people are at risk because of the abject failure of the government to secure our borders. As the weather improves the numbers will explode as the EU sees the UK as the place to deport all its unwanted migrants that were originally invited in to Europe by Mrs Merkel &C0.

      I am afraid the “lessons to be learned” from this ongoing catastrophe will be very costly.//

      It is a big cover up – We are not being told the truth!

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  27. taffman says:

    “Ollie Robinson: PM Boris Johnson supports Oliver Dowden’s comments that ECB ‘has gone too far”

    Now, how about checking the ECB member’s old posts and comments ? What’s good for the goose…………

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    • taffman says:

      Ollie Robinson won’t be the last one !
      Who or what is driving the woke agenda in the ECB?
      Time to fight back and challenge them.

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  28. Fedup2 says:

    The Euro footy looks like becoming a woke battlefield . Plenty of England supporters on twitter have said they wont be supporting that team . Nor will i. They are not an England football team – they are just a vehicle for tedious imported wokeness .

    Maybe the idiot manager thinks it will provide a ‘teambuilding ‘ environment- but the more they resist taking politics out the the game – the stronger the reaction will be .
    But i bet the stewards at those games – who are modern day nazis – will be under orders to suppress the booing .

    I really hope England doesnt make ot through the Group stage – judging by recent games this looks a good bet .

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  29. Northern Voter says:

    Latest UK travel arrangements :-

    British people will only be allowed to travel to European countries that voted for us in Eurovision Song Contest.

    Not on the beeb.

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  30. taffman says:

    Its time we had a real leader to stand up for Britain and smash Al Beeb and its woke agenda, not a bumbling buffoon.
    Rule Britannia .

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  31. pugnazious says:

    The BBC likes to claim Trump incited an insurrection on January 6th…an insurrection where nobody was killed [by the insurrectionists] and no-one was armed, and no-one in the mob threatened to kill anyone…and then you have a year long violent attempt to overthrow America, its history and its people and it’s all cheered on by Biden, CNN and the BBC.

    You have BLM extremists, race-baiters on social media, Democrat politicians and of course the US media, not forgetting our own BBC….all whipping up the fury, inflaming race tensions and inciting and encouraging violence and rioting because of the highly provocative, incendiary and extremely dishonest way they present policing in the US telling Blacks that essentially the police are hunting them down to kill.

    The BBC does the same in Britain of course…you can hear Blacks in the media saying it’s just not safe for a Black person to be on the streets of Britain…not because of the gangstas but because of the police…lol. It’s the same type of story that whipped up and inflamed the Muslims…the BBC feeding them the narrative that throughout history Britain has attacked Islam and done terrible things to Islamic countries and is doing it still today. You can hear BBC reporters mouthing the same rhetoric that Islamic State used….how Britain carved up the Middle East and Sykes-Picot created countries that respected none of the people and cultures. If you actually know anything of how those countries were created and why, you’ll know that’s complete BS…but doesn’t stop the BBC peddling Islamist propaganda….and let’s not mention how they report on Israel.

    In 2017 the FBI considered Black Lives Matter a terror group….and I doubt that will have changed given the last year [officially of course BLM is just fine….or so Biden has told them to say]…

    ‘The FBI judges BIE perceptions of police brutality against African Americans have likely motivated acts of pre-meditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement in 2016 and will continue to serve as justification for violent incidents. The police first observed this activity following the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
    “The threat to law enforcement from BIE…is likely to remain elevated, and may continue to expand, driven in part by continued calls for violent action on social media,” the document says. “The FBI assesses racially charged events, coupled with the wide-spread media attention of the events…remain contributing factors to the emergence of violent lone offenders within the BIE movement.”’ ‘

    http://www.scribd.com/document/421166393/FBI-Strategy-Guide-FY2018-20-and-Threat-Guidance-for-Racial-Extremists

    And think….the BBC brought on BLM founders who told us that violence and rioting was unfortunate but necessary…not peaceful, not seeking to bring harmony and unity…they want blood and their pound of flesh.

    Note that much of the justification for BLM violence comes from how the death of Michael Brown is seen….an unjust killing says BLM….and the BBC has backed them up every inch of the way regardless of the trial outcome and the facts that showed Brown was shot as he was a violent, immediate and serious threat to the police officer.
    The BBC is to this day reporting the death of Michael Brown as a racist killing by a white police officer….just as it misrepresents just about every such event…whilst totally ignoring the white people being shot or indeed being killed by police restraint methods ala George Floyd.

    The BBC’s false and dangerous misrepresentations are inciting and encouraging violence and racial tensions here and in the US.
    The BBC prefers to make incendiary claims that police and white supremacists are the biggest danger…both in the US and here…but that’s not the case….as you can see the FBI considered BLM et al the biggest danger along with Islamist terrorists.

    In the UK right now the priority threat is not the ‘Far-Right’ but Islamists [though they might add BLM and other race-baiters seeking to undermine and destroy this country]…curiously the BBC don’t seem to have reported that….

    ‘Hate preachers will be treated as a “priority threat” and tackled as part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, amid concerns about a resurgence of Islamist extremism.

    The Telegraph understands ministers are preparing to direct counter-terrorism officials to monitor and “disrupt” the activities of those who “promote fear and division”, without involvement in terror.

    One former counter-terrorism officer suggested that the move could lead to officials and police attempting to prevent certain extremists from distributing material on the streets or holding large events, and challenging them when they speak in public. ‘

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/06/05/hate-preachers-treated-priority-threat-amid-concerns-return/

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  32. Fedup2 says:

    What about that ? C4 woke news cut to 30 minutes – and the next 30 minutes has an ex red tory scots leader ranting about betting in footy .
    Naturally they get some half wit who couldnt control betting . But then they have the advertising break with no adverts – speaks for itself
    Ban freedom – thats the answer

    Declaration – i bet every day. 10p ew

    Further declaration – this programme lasted for 60 minutes – i made 28 before the off switch worked . Lets ban something – its monday

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  33. taffman says:

    Not on Al Beeb yet but why is the NHS wasting money and time on a “Woke Glossary”?

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  34. Guest Who says:

    Springster liked this.

    Easy to see why.

    I wonder when he’ll start vetting and blocking the public?

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    • Guest Who says:

      Speak of the devil.

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      • JimS says:

        Oh look! Here is another selfie of me, me, me so you know who to target!

        P.S. Journalism 101: It’s about the story not the reporter.

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      • Northern Voter says:

        For a “journalist” her knowledge of English grammar is appalling, Surely it would scan better if she said” When I am walking to work,I have to be hyper-aware” etc. Still she does work for the beeb, I don’t expect any better. Anyway, if she is listening to podcasts or music, surely she will be wearing 🎧 or pods, and would not be aware of people being horrible. She has a face that is instantly forgettable, it must be the jumper that gets recognised.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Well at least they havent posted her home address online … yet …

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        • JimS says:

          Like most I have lost the freedom to travel, exercise, meet friends and family, go to the cinema, browse in shops etc.

          This bimbo has lost the freedom to be a walking hazard because she can’t listen to music or podcasts on the move.

          “Eeeh, not listen ‘t iPod lass? When we grew up, we ad ‘t carry Walkman on ‘t shoulder strap, yer don’t know yer were born!”

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      • dhunter says:

        Marianna should have a look at most sky channels for “conspiracies/nutty topics” – to give her a clue – bigfoot,UFO,Ghosts & a whole host of others.

        but no, she sticks to the BEEB woke agenda.

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  35. Beltane says:

    Spinnaker: An oversize marine sail, effectively a very large bag designed to entrap wind. Expertise required to gain actual benefit, sadly lacking in many cases.

    Linaker: Land-based but essentially the same.

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  36. Guest Who says:

    How long before the genius that is Sopes RTs this one?

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  37. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I watched ‘The four feathers’ on Talking pictures yesterday.

    They used some captions during the film letting the viewer know where and when the action was happening.
    In one caption they mentioned the English were going to be attacked by the Fuzzy Wuzzy.

    They are real and not made up (and they really DON’T like it up ‘em)
    How refreshing.
    I wonder if that will go the same way as the Dambuster dog.

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    • Jeff says:

      Virtually the only thing I can stomach on the BBC these days is Dads’ Army. I absolutely love the characterisation and the interplay between Mainwaring and Wilson. Superb! There’s nothing to touch it among modern comedies. “Comedies”?

      I caught it a couple of weeks ago when something happened that shocked even me. Just as Bud Flannagan was about to begin his “Who do you think you are kidding Mister Hitler…” the sanctimonious BBC announcer popped up to warn us, “Some people may find the views attributed to characters in this programme offensive.” Honestly!

      It’s beyond pathetic that even a lovely, tame, nostalgic and warm comedy like Dads’ Army now has to come with a health warning in case the woke generation have a hissy fit.

      You know what…I’d love to slip in an old edition of Til Death Us Do Part or Love Thy Neighbour just to see what happens. Blimey, can you imagine how these delicate little flowers would react?

      It would be worse than Covid…

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      • JimS says:

        After Radio 7 was ruined by becoming Radio 4 Extra the ‘warnings’ of ‘outdated’ language gave an assurance of quality, while ‘one from the archive, from last week’ was a hint to switch off.

        Oh how we used to scoff when we were told of times past when piano legs had to be covered and Mary Whitehouse got upset because the newsreader didn’t wear a tie!

        Of course it has nothing to do with offence, it’s part of a tribal game, to catch out those ‘on the wrong side of history’.

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      • JohnC says:

        And the ironic thing is that Alf is made to look the idiot as is Eddie in Love Thy Neighbour.
        But it’s not about that at all : it’s about white people making fun of black people or Right wing making fun of Left wing. The other way round is absolutely fine for the gullible hypocrite ‘groupthink’.
        I have many old TV comedies downloaded from the days of ‘The Box’. There are some gems – but also plenty of BBC ones were everyone is delightfully middle class (the always have a scotch when they get home from work) and not actually funny at all.

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        • Scroblene says:

          It’s worth reading Graham McCann’s book on Dads Army, John.

          There are remarkably deep insights into how the programme got going, as well as some very funny episodes!

          I think that back then, the ‘managers’ at the BBC felt a sense of responsibility and care for their audience, which is pretty well the opposite to what they do now.

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          • JohnC says:

            I recently watched the whole set of Dad’s Army back to back and – like ‘Are You Being Served’ – the first half-dozen series were absolute gold. The later ones were a bit too silly with Manwairing falling down every 5 minutes and rearranging his glasses so they were crooked.
            My other favourites include Hi De Hi, It Ain’t Half Hot mum and of course Are You Being Served. They are timeless because they didn’t include any politics. Unlike today of course where the Left cannot do anything without trying to shoehorn their agenda into it.

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    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

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  38. Jack in the Green says:

    I one hundred per cent agree with Fed and his comments about the England football team. Top level football in this country has become a sad advert for Wokism and the blm movement. They certainly haven’t got my support. It’s like a cancer and will kill the game. As for watching a bunch of players with massive bank balances, chips on their shoulders the size of planets and the customary slapped-arse fizzogs, it makes me ill. As for the pundits and commentators on all channels, radio and TV, well, the same applies. All seem to have the intellectual rigour of a half-wit. A curse on all their houses.

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  39. pugnazious says:

    What she said…..

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  40. Kaiser says:

    not a cricket aficionado , but this mornings radio 5 segment on Ollie Robinson I found cringeworthy and entertaining at the same time

    small segments with gower … he can be rehabilitated

    and the great douglas murray … offence archaeology ruining every ones lives … he was just a dumb teenager like 99% of them

    But the “legendary cricketer” Michael Carberry 6 test caps 2010-14 was on the majority of time

    His jist was pretty much he’s a racist, he learnt it from his family of racists , he will always be a racist , he should be banned from cricket, banning him would create more opportunities for blacks like him and his children (and im sure by implication , as all white people are racist as we are all told, only bames should be allowed to play cricket)

    and as for Azeem Rafiq who defended robinson as not a racist well he was basically a house n***** trying to ingratiate himself whittee for some kind of monetary recompense.

    but most entertaining and ironic was Carberry describing a 9 year old tweet and every other instance as “like being knifed in the back ”

    OHH HOW I DID CHUCKLE

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  41. taffman says:

    “Kamala Harris tells Guatemala migrants: ‘Do not come to US’”
    She is beginning to sound like our Pritstick Patel.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman – I caught some of patels commons ‘act’ on Monday whilst waiting for Hoyle to deliberate on overseas give aways .

      Her favourite word is ‘absolutely ‘ – injected into any reply absolutely … more generally the red Tories seem to like ‘world beating ‘ which is always a sign that whatever it is will not be ‘world beating ‘.
      Apart from saddos like me I wonder who absolutely watches the world beat in’ Parliament channel . Absolutely .

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  42. Guest Who says:

    BBC scoop.

    Now, did his people tell their people, or did other people tell their people? An agenda seems in play.

    If it was…. Beyond the bbc faithful Wolfies… #ccbgb

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  43. taffman says:

    It’s ‘kick the can down time’ as far as ending lockdown is concerned.
    IMHO, because certain communities are not getting vaccinated, and are not going to. We are not being told the truth in the interest of social cohesion.
    We are being taken for fools by a bunch of idiots.

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  44. Guest Who says:

    BBC News goes insa… wins the social media prize.

    In majority-white spaces, people of colour are more often mistaken for other people.

    https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210519-why-people-of-colour-are-misidentified-so-often?

    Why people of colour are misidentified so often

    ****
    Certainly by hit men of color in Peckham. But we… well… the BbC don’t talk about that.

    Oh, and…

    “This website is produced by BBC Global News, a commercial company owned by the BBC (and just the BBC). No money from the licence fee was used to create this website. The money we make from it is re-invested to help fund the BBC’s international journalism”

    Whatever it is it isn’t news and it isn’t journalism. And anything with the word Global attached is inevitably risible.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Another bbc waste of space.

      Look at the engagement level.

      Interestingly a son got a text last night telling him to come in later as there was no point until something had been sorted.

      So he got a lie in.

      The BBC is the epitome of 9-5* dronism.

      *Fridays off, especially if you are a director with a cafe on the side.

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      • digg says:

        How would this work with for instance firemen or first responders?

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      • JimS says:

        As the old joke goes:

        “One in five of the population are Chinese. My mum’s called Mei, my sister is called Nuwa, I’m called Cheng, my dad’s called Liang so my brother Muhammad must be Chinese!”

        The World of the BBC.

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    • Peter Grimes says:

      “ “This website is produced by BBC Global News, a commercial company owned by the BBC (and just the BBC). No money from the licence fee was used to create this website. The money we make from it is re-invested to help fund the BBC’s international journalism””

      Who writes this gibberish?

      Does Al Beeb have any other sources of ‘money’ than the telly tax, aka ‘licence fee’, or income generated from material produced by Al Beeb…whose funding is 100% from the telly tax?

      They really do think that the UK population is stupid. Brexit, the collapse of the Red Wall and the protests against the telly tax are taking their toll on them.

      Keep it up, guys!

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      • JohnC says:

        They own a big chunk of Freeview – and last time I looked, they were running almost non-stop advertisements. Mostly of mixed race couples buying furniture.

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    • dhunter says:

      from your link – ‘Routinely mistaken’

      “High-profile gaffes, such as at last month’s Oscars, show how pervasive misidentification can be – even on a major stage. A South African reporter asked Judas and the Black Messiah star Daniel Kaluuya, who won Best Supporting Actor, how he felt about being “directed by Regina”. In fact, Regina King had directed fellow nominee Leslie Odom Jr in One Night in Miami, not Kaluuya. The journalist was forced to apologise after being criticised on social media.”

      how pathetic – everyone wants to be a victim it seems – so sad for the youth of today with this as the new “standard/norm”

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  45. taffman says:

    “Brexit: EU warns UK over Irish Sea border goods checks”
    We should have gone WTO.

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  46. taffman says:

    “NHS and social care staff burn-out at an emergency level – report”

    A good case for spending all our Foreign Aid on employing more NHS staff . By that I mean frontline staff not office ‘pen pushers’.
    The NHS is in a crisis!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Maybe they are exhausted thanking each other for doing the job they are paid to do – so it at home whilst people with serious conditions go untreated ?

      Or maybe it’s all those discounts and dance moves on line ?

      It’s a shame that the NHS can no longer be sold off – the medical mafia can do no wrong now .

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      • dhunter says:

        Fed – at the start I clapped (but not for long), but now I have to wonder what they are all doing (seem to remember 1 report 40% on sick leave maybe)

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        • Fedup2 says:

          D
          Unfortunately I have personal experience of the NHS failing members of my family – include medical negligence in killing my Dad . I have also seen – close up – the behaviour of the medical mafia with others – both in GP surgeries , hospitals and private practice .
          They will for ever be up on a pedestal – untouchable now – no reform of their corrupt practices – cover ups – code of silence – reprisals – money motivation .

          In my view – anyone who clapped them was a groomed – propaganda conditioned mug . Sorry if that offends .

          1.7 million staff in the NHS – incredible .

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  47. theisland says:

    Re the NHS glossary transcribed by pugnazious earlier.

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/read-the-nhs-bonkers-diversity-a-to-z
    UPDATE: Since publication an NHS spokesperson has got in touch with Mr S to say ‘This draft document is not NHS guidance, was not intended for publication and has been removed.’ Which raises the question as to why it was on an NHS website.

    UPDATE 2: Well. The NHS told Mr Steerpike yesterday that their controversial glossary ‘was not intended for publication’ which was why it had been removed from the NHS website. Asked about the glossary in the Commons this afternoon, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he thought it was a ‘load of nonsense’ and explained that he had raised the glossary with the NHS last night before it was taken down.

    But if the list was never intended for publication, why did it appear elsewhere on the NHS website? Mr S has discovered that the ‘woke A to Z’ was also published by the health service on a separate section of their website as a ‘Glossary for Racial Literacy’. Archives of the webpage exist from March 2021. In other words, the glossary has been online for at least four months. If this glossary really was published in error, it took an awfully long time for it to be discovered…

    Written by Steerpike

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    • digg says:

      The problem lies in the NHS structure as it does with many businesses. Non computer-savvy senior managers often have no idea what their younger woke computer literate employees are up to. The HR and PR departments are staffed with the new breed of brainwashed straight out of uni social warriors who are trying to make a mark. The seniors are often unaware of what they are doing.

      As a freelance web developer for a number of Companies I see this all the time and often have to gently nudge the directors to inform them what is really going on.

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  48. Guest Who says:

    Andy in the Moaning Emole tries a twist on the usual race baiting.

    ***
    By Andrew McFarlane

    Race back from Portugal

    Mask-clad travelers queue at British Airways desks in Terminal 1 of Humberto Delgado International Airport, Lisbon

    British holidaymakers have been describing a race against time to make it back from Portugal before the country was moved to the amber list, at 04:00 BST, the cut-off point for avoiding 10 days’ isolation. In scenes reminiscent of last summer’s dash back from mainland Europe, travellers rearranged flights to beat the deadline, with the final commercial service touching down at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, from Faro, little more than an hour before the deadline.

    Portugal was added to the UK’s green list – indicating it was safe to travel for leisure – three weeks ago. And a woman who flew into London’s Gatwick Airport on Monday, having cut short a trip to a wedding with 60 guests, said: “It’s a massive inconvenience and obviously costs everyone a lot of money.” One couple said it cost between £700 and £800 to come back a day early so they could go to work. The Department for Transport said the situation in Portugal “required swift action to protect the gains made with the vaccine rollout”, with the positivity rate for coronavirus tests in Portugal nearly doubling since the travel lists were created.

    Our business reporters Caroline Davies and Simon Browning have been looking at what’s happening with foreign travel – and what it all means for the industry.

    ****

    Caz and Si doubtless planning further jollies?

    This new ‘woe is the cretin classes’ thrust is mirrored on social media.

    And… #ccbgb for anyone dumb enough to moan. Plus the bbc that feeds off it like flies.

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  49. AsISeeIt says:

    Weird science and downbeat experts

    We’ll probably never find out exactly what Chinese scientists got up to in their research laboratory.

    Meanwhile the Guardian this morning gives us a hint as to the sort of experiments presently keeping the white coated Russian boffins busy: ‘Back to life: worm thaws after 24,000 years on ice

    I suppose if Sir David Attenborough’s brother Richard hadn’t monkeyed about with prehistoric DNA at the start of Jurassic Park then humanity would have been robbed of an entertaining and profitable dinosaur movie franchise.

    This may not be another Novichok, even so, I’m somewhat surprised Vladimir Putin’s PR people decided to go public with this “new thing” at this particular point in time.

    A microscopic worm-like creature, notiously called an “evolutionary scandal”…‘ – and we’ll stop there at that dramatic cliff hanger – for the time being – much in the manner of that long past and much loved children’s TV programme in which Mr Derek used to slam the story book shut at the end of the Basil Brush Show – leaving the aristocratically dressed talking fox, who had wasted so many valuable storytime moments with his comedic interruptions punctuating his own jokes with a hearty “boom-boom”, childishly begging for more story time with his plaintive “Come on, come on”

    Our hunting laws may have since changed in favour of Basil and his kin but the Daily Star has a Fox in their sights this morning – coming after him with a blunderbus of a headline and a veritable press pack of hounds: ‘Is Lozza STILL the biggest berk in Britain?‘ – a little rude, don’t you think?

    Did you pick up on the not so subtle linking of the recent London Mayoral candidate to the old cockney rhyming slang epithet Berkshire Hunt?

    And our Laurence’s crime? He voiced objection to England football players taking the knee: ‘Numpty hopes England LOSE at Euros after knee rant‘ – well that will at least align him with five and half million Scottish football supporters, led by Sir Andy Murray. All numpties, Daily Star?

    I guess we’re fast learning how vitally important it is for our media that all our actors and sportspeople voice all the right views: ‘Offensive Tweets: Ministers criticise suspension of race row cricketer‘ – complains the Guardian. The Times – no friend of Brexit Boris – takes the opportunity to link him directly with the “r-word”: ‘PM speaks up for cricketer banned over racist tweets‘ – we’ll see how bravely Boris fights this further engagement in the culture war. I’m guessing he’ll wimp out.

    If all that weren’t depressing enough: ‘Britain’s roadmap for easing lockdown could be delayed by a fortnight with cabinet ministers increasingly pessimistic after a “downbeat” briefing from Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance‘ – do that pair ever deliver any flavour of briefing other than “downbeat”? Seems to me it’s us plebs they want to beat down.

    As usual there’s confusion from the media sown in our minds about the vaccination programme: ‘Under-30s invited for their shots today‘ (Daily Mirror); or just to keep us on our toes there’s another slightly different take in the Daily Express: ‘“Watershed moment” as all over-25s offered jabs‘ – both statements could of course be true – which just goes to prove something or other about the use of numbers.

    Ditch the kitchen gadgets‘ insists the Guardian, no doubt in an effort to encourage a simpler more sustainable future.

    One tries to imagine this cleaner greener sustainable utopia they have in mind for us.

    The BBC today provides a clue: ‘Amazon-dwellers lived sustainably for 5,000 years‘ – so why can’t we, right? Trade in your electric foodmixer and the toaster for a nosering, a loincloth and a poison blowpipe?

    Returning to the approved views of our thespians – under the heading: ‘Time to act‘ the Times brings us a quote from Pirates of the Caribbean totty, Keira Knightly who: ‘has said every woman she knows has been harrassed‘ – she moves in liberal movie circles, mind you. And: ‘the precations she takes when walking alone are “depressing”‘ – Paparazzi, Keira?

    Time we returned to the tale of those evolutionarily scandalous worms of Siberia in the Guardian, who have: ‘thrived for millions of years without having sex‘ – that’s one hell of a lockdown.

    And what was it, do we speculate, attracted both the feminist Guardian and indeed Putin’s sinister research boffins, to this obscure Russian worm research?

    Multicellular invertibrates that are soley female… are already renown for their resistance to radiation…

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    • TrickCyclist says:

      AISI,
      In 2016 Keira Knightley told Jonathan Ross about her then-19-month-old daughter’s reaction to the news that Donald Trump had just been elected:
      “. . she’s like this watching the television completely silently and totally still for about four minutes and she rolls over onto her back and she closes her eyes and she goes “F**k!” I’m very proud.”
      I think maybe Pirates of the Caribbean isn’t her only fantasy output.

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      • AsISeeIt says:

        It seems the lady doth protest… all the bloody time…

        Was Keira really ‘bullied’ at school?

        by MARK REYNOLDS, Daily Mail

        Last updated at 14:09 06 May 2004

        It is an inspiring story of achievement against all the odds.

        Dyslexic schoolgirl Keira Knightley is condemned as stupid by her bullying classmates as she struggles with her lessons, but escapes her misery by becoming a movie star.

        This is the version of her childhood described by the 19-year-old actress in an interview to publicise her latest film, the £80million epic King Arthur.

        But it has baffled staff at her old comprehensive, who remember a gifted girl who was one of the top pupils in her year before going on to feature in hits such as Bend It Like Beckham.

        They are “mystified and disappointed” by her account of life at Teddington School, on the banks of the Thames in South-West London.

        “It’s disappointing to hear she feels she had a hard time here,” said headmaster Richard Weeks.

        “That’s not the Keira I knew of.”

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        • TrickCyclist says:

          AISI,
          It never ceases to amaze me just how many famous actors claim to have the invisible disability of dyslexia. In a greasy pole profession that requires reading and memory skills, you’d think it might at least retard their progress. Is it endemic, like sharp-elbowed, middle-class mothers having autistic sons?
          It seems that all three stars of the “Pirates” franchise – Johnny, Keira and Orlando – are said to be dyslexic.
          As one qualified doctor – Harry Hill – might say, “What are the chances of that happening?”

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Trick
            I suppose that in a line of work where another pretty actress – younger – is just around the corner you have to have a unique selling point .

            Reminds me of the race industry where unless you say something dumb once in a while someone else will get your QT appearance fee – as I wrote I thought of that loon woman who said she’d leave Blighty if we left the EU – and is still doing newspaper reviews – I don’t wish to remember the loons’ name .

            Maybe the bbc fact girl feels insecure about her gig too – hence the constant self publicity and victim hood .

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            • TrickCyclist says:

              Fed,
              I’d like to see some people on the BBC who have a unique selling point.
              You know, like a comedian who’s on because he’s funny, and not because his name’s Romesh Ranganathan.
              Or a sports presenter who isn’t a complete ****.

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          • Banania says:

            Susannah York is dyslexic; she is one whom I should believe implicitly.

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  50. Foscari says:

    I expect that Gary Lineker and the rest of the BBC woke
    brigade are encouraging Gareth Southgate and his
    £200,000 a week, woke babies to really get their subjugating ,
    prostrating, ritual, knee bending pitch perfect. So that they
    can emulate Diversity and win a BAFTA next year.

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