465 Responses to Midweek Thread 9 June 2021

  1. Guest Who says:

    Well, D’uh.

    Hard to respect the reason for not staying in that case.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      He loved the BBC when they paid him.

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      • G.W.F. says:

        You can take the man out of the BBC but can you take the BBC out of the man?

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        • Fedup2 says:

          He certainly has plenty of flaws and an ego the size of a planet but at the moment he is as near to ‘unbiased ‘ as we are likely to see for a while .

          The bo jo over the top thing just made him look stupid ….

          But remember – the left hate him – I think mainly because if a Labour politician sits down with him they are shredded in a couple of minutes .

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          • BRISSLES says:

            I’m not slating or knocking the man down until I’ve seen the programme. He’s got half decent people who have left their jobs to make a go of this. In fact I wish I had seen the comments by Simon McCoy about the ‘new’ baby in the rehearsal programme.

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          • MarkyMark says:

            Ignored Bately and Channel crossings like the plague. Stays in safe zone with Islam.

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          • Doublethinker says:

            I’m hopeful that News GB will present a balanced view across a range of topics. In modern day terms ‘balanced’ will seem like far right to many of the Wokists. But I’m not expecting that the channel will dispute the current views of the British liberal establishment on issues such as Islamification or mass migration , which are the most important and dangerous threats to the well being of our country. Brillo has long toed the line on these issues.
            It will be interesting to see the line that the channel takes on issues such as:
            Foreign Aide budget, will the publc’s View be heard
            The Batley and Spen by election and its aftermath if Labour loses
            BLM and taking the knee and booing
            NPI row with the EU
            USA stories , will the Republican and Trump view get at least an airing
            The French election, will MLP still be a far right rabble rouser.

            If News GB is to be distinct from the rest of the achingly Woke MSM it needs to have a clearly different take on the likes of the above.

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          • vlad says:

            Let’s face it, there’s no such thing as unbiased news. There’s bias in the choice of stories you cover, the prominence given to them, the spin, the tone etc.

            Personally I don’t want unbiased, I want a bias towards the small c conservatism of the majority of the public, to counterbalance the existing Liberal left woke bias of the metropolitan elite that all the broadcast news channels feed us 24/7.
            Or at least a REAL diversity of views and opinions, not the BBC’s fake box-ticking diversity.

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            • Doublethinker says:

              Ofcom is stuffed full liberal Woke folk and GB News has to be careful not to upset them too much otherwise the License will be revoked. The elite has everything nicely tied up so they win every time , except of course on Brexit which is why they are still so upset.

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        • Seppers says:

          I was ok with the bbc until brexit where their massive agenda became obvious. And Neil was the only balanced voice. So I knew he’d not be there long. The bbc changed dramatically around 2015 and he no longer seemed in line with it.

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          • Kaiser says:

            i was disenchanted way before then , the 911 QT being the last straw, I honestly thought it was just me, which is what later led me to this place,

            Brexit though was maybe the time the mask fell off for millions of people

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    • vlad says:

      Indeed, his leaving smacks more of personal pique than principle. Whatever the case, hopefully his news channel will inflict some damage and syphon off some viewers from the beeb.
      And hopefully provide a real alternative to the homogeneous, liberal, woke news channels.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Catchup links to latest posts on the previous thread
      page 4 started 11pm Tuesday so 10 posts there
      page 3 started 8am Tuesday

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    • dhunter says:

      I used to switch news channels years ago to get a different take on the news, no longer. they all seem to read from the same script almost word for word. wonder you feeds them the script?

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  2. Guest Who says:

    Europe’s loss.

    Imagine when she does; the bbc will go ins…

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    • Guest Who says:

      Jon is going to need to bring a bigger apple.

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Pygmies standing on the shoulders of giants… President Kennedy committed America to go to the Moon. Vice-president Kamala can’t commit to a trip to the border, down Mexico way, to take a look at Joe’s Cages For Kids Initiative. At least in the case of Europe, she’s got the excuse of probably not knowing where it is.

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  3. Guest Who says:

    The bio confirms just your typical bbc guest.

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  4. taffman says:

    “Covid: Greater Manchester and Lancashire in testing and vaccine push”

    Push as much as you like, certain people are not going to comply. Those “people” are holding the rest of the country in lockdown by our government. Just like a teacher does in school keeping the whole class behind for the miss behaviour of one pupil.

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      Or perhaps, has it occurred, the teacher rather fancies keeping the whole class in detention and can always find at least one pupil upon whom to shift the blame?

      There’s nothing to stop teach sending that naughty one metaphorically to the corner with a dunce’s hat and letting the others go home.

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    • taffman says:

      PS
      Note how we have so many woke politicians who are reluctant to mention the “elephant in the room”.
      It is reminiscent of Basil Fawlty and his “Don’t mention the War ” mantra, in “The Germans” episode .

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Taff:

        At least Basil had the excuse that he had been concussed by the moose’s head. I don’t know what sort of mental malfunction affects the wokerati.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    The presumption of media always impresses.

    Almost as much as its self delusion.

    On what planet have they EVER left anything be to resolve down the line?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Mr hodges still wants work in the MSM – I will be supporting whatever opposition the England team play – until the kneeling stops ….

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      • Doublethinker says:

        It a long time since we had an English football team and I too hope that the group supposedly representing my country lose as ignominiously as possible.

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        • Guest Who says:

          Yonks ago a school chum ended up as a Master of the Universe living in Fulham. He was a mad Chelsea supporter. Close enough.

          It used to be vaguely tribal due to geographical proximity, which is why our Hooray Henry MP now is only heard from if he opens a Post Office or attends a match for ‘our team’.

          However even decades past it seemed that the owner was Russian, the managers various incarnations of EU, and most players from Nigeria.

          He also still votes Labour and doubtless would join Emily Heffalump in decrying any artisan silly enough to attend the new mansion in a white van sporting the flag of this country to recalibrate his wine cellar.

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        • maxincony says:

          Doublethinker,

          …I too hope that the group supposedly representing my country lose as ignominiously as possible.

          I think perhaps it’s time we introduced the “Tebbit test”, for all those folk who argued in favour of a “Tebbit test”.

          Such as, oh…

          Doublethinker, (August 24, 2020)

          The only BAMEs that will ever accept as British are those who pass the Tebbit test. Otherwise I believe that their loyalties lie elsewhere.

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          • taffman says:

            maxincony

            So where do your loyalties lie maxi?

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            • maxincony says:

              taffman,

              So where do your loyalties lie maxi?

              Well, I’m not ashamed of my nationality.

              Unlike, oh…

              Twin_Town, (May 8, 2021 at 12:30am)
              I am ashamed to say that I am welsh….

              taffman, (May 8, 2021 at 12:51am)
              Me too.

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          • JohnC says:

            Good God maxi, you are obsessed. I bet you’ve gone back years for every member on here just looking for something like that.
            Get a life you zero.

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            • taffman says:

              JohnC
              Maxi does not work alone. He is the frontman for a team of Beeboids

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              • JohnC says:

                You know, I think you’re right.
                If you read any of his comments, they are carefully written in a manner which would pass BBC moderator checking. As they would be instructed to do if it were at work.
                And it would be naiive to think the BBC aren’t secretly devoting a lot of manpower to combat sites like this. I would be every single one of us has had every single post checked by this team.
                Busted. What a shame we don’t have an ‘ignore’ button.

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                • taffman says:

                  Maxi has been busted for some time . What he and his team of fools have not realised yet is that their trolling is counterproductive. People are “cancelling” Al Beeb and it’s archaic Telly Tax while viewing numbers are falling .

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  6. Guest Who says:

    Not a bag for life?

    Oh, the humanity.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Men as well?

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    • JohnC says:

      So can we assume men are getting a lot more than that ?. I will assume not by the typical BBC ‘omission’ of any information on that fact.
      It seems ‘equality’ only applies where it suits them.
      Reminds me of the big tag-line they are pushing all over the radio for their new prison drama. A strong woman telling a whitey male prisoner:
      ‘You are in here as punishment, not for it’.
      wtf does that mean ?. The two mean exactly the same.
      I wonder if the prison inmates ethnic ratios reflect those in a real jail. I am 100% certain they won’t.

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    • JimS says:

      I think the plastic bag is to protect these homeless women from black footballers, our new master race.

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  7. Guest Who says:

    BBC Outrage going to team up with BBC Pidgen on this?

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  8. Guest Who says:

    Imagine Jon skipping up the stairs, tripping, but recovering at the thought of the in flight freebies, only to find Greta at the door.

    And she is NOT happy.

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  9. Guest Who says:

    Very BBC.

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  10. Guest Who says:

    Lewis Goodhall liked this.

    Bet he pays as little tax as possible.

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  11. Guest Who says:

    The media of course famous for stumping up.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Elton Musk, clearly had to make money as a career because how else could they attract a wife ???

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      • Guest Who says:

        Clearly worked gangbusters for Major Jeff.

        Just hope someone has checked the programming of the landing coordinates of the boosters.

        And Mrs. Z must be wondering if getting hitched to the Stepford Zombie was worth it.

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      • tarien says:

        Agree Brissles, nevertheless I hope they Bezos et al get hammered for tax-it won’t hurt them or their organsisations that will still see massive profits, especially Amazon, as now much the UK population is cautious about buying from Stores/shops-you know the ones, that wear a mask when driving and alone, or when walking the dog out in the fresh air, probably wear a mask when cooking a meal/BBQ-dismantled spirits. How sad they have all become-are they going to become Zombies?

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  12. Guest Who says:

    Where goes the Graun, so shall the bbc surely follow…

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Needless to say, many of the folk in this race-baiting nonsense were not black, and some were only ‘African’ in the sense that George Orwell was Indian and Eric Liddell was Chinese i.e. they were born on the physical continent of Africa but were not ethnically or culturally so. Abbot Adrian of Canterbury was a Berber from North Africa, for instance. Likewise the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, who was of (extremely well documented) Roman and Punic heritage. These two examples would have had a vaguely ‘Meditterranean’ appearance. Yes, there were vanishingly small numbers of black Africans in Britain over the centuries and some had interesting lives, but this is very much a classic case of ‘the exception that proves the rule’. Prior to the 20th Century, most people in this country would have spent their entire lives without ever having seen a living black person.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Ian……………Prior to the 20th Century, most people in this country would have spent their entire lives without ever having seen a living black person.

        Very true. Talking to “an ol’ country boy” in the village where I live, who has never left the place, he spoke of being a teenager during the war and how he couldn’t believe his eyes when a black man came walking up the lane ! Working on a farm he went off to get his Dad who also came “to have a look”.

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        • tarien says:

          I didn’t see my first Black man until I was 8 yrs old, walking back from the cimema with my grandmother in Houslow, Middx-circa 1950 ish. Had one Indian and one Pakistani at my school-later one boy from Turkey and one from Tehran, not a nice bloke-cunning and later ended up in trouble with the Police. In fact the real introduction of coloured people/Muslims didn’t come into my life until the middle 1960’s in London’s West end where I worked. From 1990 the number rapidly increased until what we have now-have no idea as to how many of such people reside in the UK to date?

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      • Banania says:

        “Prior to the 20th Century…” Much later than that for most people.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      In the mid-19th century, the term ‘white slavery’ was used to describe the Christian slaves that were sold into the Barbary slave trade. The modern legal term applies more narrowly to sexual slavery, forced prostitution and human trafficking, with less focus on the race of victims or perpetrators.

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  13. AsISeeIt says:

    I am Spartacus..! Okay mate, good luck with that, but I’m staying safe indoors.

    Whatever happened to our counter-culture? Where’s all the edgy alternative anti-establishment comedians, the transgressive agitprop fringe theatre, the daring new wave punk rockers, the experimental authors, the iconoclastic avant-garde artists – we’ve not heard a peep out of any of them this past fifteen months?

    Our previously much vaunted – suposedly alternative enfant terribles, free-thinkers, the independently-minded – arts and culture scene has lost its fangs – in the face of governmental lockdown policy – it has collectively rolled over to expose its tummy for a tickle like a submissive toy poodle.

    And it has been left to the ugly duckling of staid respectable conventional musical theatre, the author of suburban and touristy – dare one say commercial – mums’ favourites Cats, Evita and Starlight Express, to stand up and be counted against censorious State restriction and banning orders: ‘You’ll have to arrest us to stop us reopening‘ – says Andrew Lloyd Webber in the Telegraph this morning.

    They banned the night clubs and the gigs, the open mike venues, the regional theatres, moved the street performers on with the threat of arrests and fines, shutdown the alternative bookstores, locked the galleries shut, forced Glastonbury and the Edinburgh Fringe into an unnatural anticeptic online only presence – all with willing collaboration and compliance. Draw your own conclusions as to the actual bravery of our cowardly lions of the arts and culture scene.

    Did they have a care for their audience, so long as furlough and support funding flowed, or were they Tin Men without a heart? Scarecrows without brains to recall their oppositional voice function in society and to think how this casual acceptance would drain away their future credibility?

    Only the man behind the stage curtains, the author of the Wizard of Oz stage show deserves to take a bow – because he is the only one unwilling to bow any longer.

    Andrew Lloyd Webber vows to defy Government if restrictions are not lifted as planned on June 21‘ (Telegraph)

    Meanwhile on a morning on which even the Guardian frontpage features a photo of Elizabeth II and her former daughter-in-law under the heading: ‘Lilibet Diana what’s in a name?‘ – our national institutions continue to suffer their woke nervous breakdown: ‘Oxford college to remove Queen’s portrait over colonial links‘ (Times)

    Why don’t the highly privileged less than 1% of students who landed a place at Oxford and ‘voted to remove a portrait of the Queen from their common room‘ – just bugger off and sign up at some third world college that doesn’t give them the collywobbles at the mere thought of British colonialism?

    Judge rules staff “off sick” can visit pubs‘ (Times) – given we’ve been banned from public houses for health reasons this past year this story tends to jump the shark.

    Only in Newcastle could an employment tribunal come up with such a ruling.

    For this next bit – do please forgive the awkward rendering of the North East accent, as in current BBC-style, I try hopelessly to appeal to the regions…

    I’m reminded of the old the Geordie joke about the lazy worker at the doctors and what he said as he was feigning a knee injury in order to obtain a sick note:

    Wark? I canny even wark!

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  14. JimS says:

    “Whatever happened to our counter-culture? Where’s all the edgy alternative anti-establishment comedians, the transgressive agitprop fringe theatre, the daring new wave punk rockers, the experimental authors, the iconoclastic avant-garde artists – we’ve not heard a peep out of any of them this past fifteen months?”

    And where are all those Gina Miller-types and make-up-law Supreme Court judges who were so concerned about our ‘rights’ over Brexit?

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  15. Guest Who says:

    The BBC: ‘subliminal’? Who, us?

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  16. theisland says:

    Greenpeace claims the UK Government is not protecting the UK’s marine protected areas from destructive fishing, a key Brexit promise.

    The Oceana pressure group today published data indicating that so-called bottom trawlers, which drag huge nets along the sea bed, spent 68,000 hours fishing in UK protected areas set up specifically to protect the seabed in 2020.

    “Our analysis of 2020 data released today has found that there was a large increase in fishing with destructive bottom towed gear in UK Marine Protected Areas despite the pandemic.”
    … the Government has not so far delivered on two of its Brexit promises, namely better marine protection and a better deal for the UK’s fishermen.

    Greenpeace is calling for the government to ban both bottom trawlers and supertrawlers from operating in all UK protected areas by restricting the licences of these vessels to operate in UK waters, as provided for by the new Fisheries Bill 2020.

    No protection of either our borders or our territorial waters then?

    The bBC presents a slightly different angle Fish ‘not as carbon friendly’ as previously thought.

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  17. Zelazek says:

    If I were the Queen, I would take a very dim view of the new arrival being given the name “Lilibet”, especially if I had not been consulted beforehand. Family names shared by many individuals down the generations are no problem but nicknames – No! A nickname is something personal and inviolable in my opinion.

    Probably the tone-deaf, stupid and impertinent Meghan’s idea.

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    • vlad says:

      I think her choice of names serves a twofold purpose: cementing her royal connection (essential for her business, and without which she is nothing) and perhaps an attempt at re-ingratiating herself with the Firm.

      She needs to be just ‘in’ enough for the public to give a damn about her absurd books and woke projects, while being on the fringes enough to keep slandering them and playing the victim.
      A tough balancing act, but hey, she’s an actress, ie a professional faker and liar.

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      • Beltane says:

        I’d guess the overriding reason for the choice of ‘Lilibet’ was nothing to do with bridge mending, more simply that it is contentious and automatically creates more airtime discussion and column inches for the ‘high-profile pair’.
        That has become their style and function, no less. Without it, like all such vapid attention seekers, they are pointless.

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        • Sluff says:

          Absolutely spot on, Beltane.
          It’s the old ‘there’s no such thing as bad publicity’ routine.
          Keep the profile up and enough gullible folk will be suckered in.

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      • G.W.F. says:

        Using nicknames as first names might catch on. I had an uncle whose nickname was fat arse

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Its been ‘reported’ that an “olive branch” has been held out to the pair with the Queen inviting the gruesome twosome to her Platinum Jubilee next year.

          She could hardly do otherwise really, but why the press continue to use the term ‘olive branch’ from the Royal Family is ridiculous, why the hell should they ? so this couple can continually throw his family under the bus, but that’s alright then as they will always be ‘much loved members of the family’.

          Yeah right, I know exactly what the reaction would be in mine and many other families — get stuffed ! But they have to keep in with Granny as she is the one who can scupper their lifestyle plans by stripping them of their much needed titles.

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          • Northern Voter says:

            There was a piece in one of the dailies, Mail or Express I forget which, that said a lawyer I believe had been sacked because she tweeted a friend ” they should have named the child Georgina Floydina. Her friend was sacked for saying it should have been ” Doprah”

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        • StewGreen says:

          Iranian name Firdaus ?

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  18. NCBBC says:

    This crisis in the world, and particularly in the West is not about Covid 19. I dont believe this was all about Donald Trump as a person either.

    Its greater then that. What the socialists have been after since the fall of the USSR, was global socialism, or communism in the long run. For that purpose they have tried to scare us of AGW and tax on coal and gas.

    As that did not work out, they shifted to Climate Change (heads I win, tails you lose). But that would not work as Donald Trump would not allow global taxation over a fraud Climate Change. So they had to get rid if him. Note how quickly the G7 has put a tax on fossil fuels. Of course they state the “existential” Climate Change as the reason.

    Covid-19 came along , and it too was used to bring down Donald Trump. Nothing could be allowed to mitigate Covid-19. So HCL+ Zinc+ Ivermectin was stopped. The result – millions unnecessary deaths. The question is, was this deliberate.

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  19. StewGreen says:

    How BBC employees think ?

    Mark Holdstock #Stoptheracistbrexiteers .. Flag of European Union
    I’ve switched over to @BBCRadio3

    which as a retired @BBCRadio4 presenter/reporter is shameful, but #r4today is no longer a news programme.

    In reply to a tweet that had said R4Today treats news stories as human interest instead of attacking the government.

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  20. MarkyMark says:

    Manchester students deface poem by ‘racist’ Kipling
    Published19 July 2018commentsComments

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-44884913

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  21. MarkyMark says:

    Students have defaced a mural featuring Rudyard Kipling’s If in a stand against his “racist” work.

    The author’s 1895 poem was painted on a wall of Manchester University’s newly renovated union building.

    But student leaders erased the work, replacing it with a piece by Maya Angelou in a bid to reverse “black and brown voices” being written out of history.

    The union has apologised for failing to consult students on its choice of poem.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-44884913

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    • Guest Who says:

      Sounds like these students have a promising career ahead at the BBC Monit…BBC Tren… BBC Kremlin Balcony Unit.

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    • vlad says:

      No wonder Blair wanted to get at least half the youth into Yooni.

      What better way to mass indoctrinate them into leftist wokeism.

      Seems to be working too.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Manchester : George Floyd mural been defaced 3 times.

      Mar 2 : Boy, 17, arrested after George Floyd mural defaced in Manchester | Metro News

      The kid has been charged
      with “A Race Hate Crime” FFS

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  22. Guest Who says:

    BBC Unerring Speaking for the nation ‘news’

    “Being a student is about more than studying. It’s about exploring and debating ideas. It’s sometimes about provoking the older generation. Looks like that isn’t so hard to do these days.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-57409743?

    Queen’s portrait removed after vote by Oxford University students

    ***
    Now, guess who the quote is actually from?

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    • digg says:

      Throughout history newer generations have had a tendency to despise previous generations. Younger people see the World through their own cliche ridden mantras rather than actuality so as to feel empowered and valued. In many cases the actual cause is far less important than the need to be signed-up, be involved so as to fit in with their bed-fellows.

      Of course this leads to hazy ideas about what they deem acceptable and what they don’t. It is metered by what their peer group accepts and promotes rather than what is actually the case.

      It’s all about the vital need to feel new and different and included.

      However in time they of course will be the ones that their own progeny will be trying to demonise and consign to history.

      As someone once said in a song “It’s a race, a race of rats!”

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      • Guest Who says:

        I’d err on ‘some’.

        I revered my father and mother and their generation, and still do their memory.

        Beyond the obvious they were also the ‘make do and mend’ generation and all I practice now was from them.

        Even seeing some small measure of success with their grandkids as the last several birthdays has seen gifts of tools to build up their kit for when they leave home.

        They are actually fixing stuff and making things now.

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  23. Guest Who says:

    Young Archie and Greta calling theirs Ginger Nuts will be poetic.

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  24. gb123 says:

    I never cease to wonder how hypocritical our mainstream media services are. In the Tweet by Dan Hodges earlier (Posted By Guest Who), It is all lets move on reconciled to support the England team. Meanwhile they are dragging up comments and quotes from England cricketers as the speed of light, trying to out woke each other. The FA and The ECB promptly support this. They are beyond saving.
    Imagine in earlier decades. Cricket would be banning Botham, Boycott, Close and even D’Oliveira for controversial language .
    As for Brian Clough he wouldn’t be allowed near a football ground. I liked the story about him letting a reporter, Clive Tyldesley, who wanted to travel with the team on the train know he should be wearing a tie. Clive Tyldesley had three hints ,’Young man, you’re very welcome to travel with the official Nottingham Forest party but when you do travel with the official Nottingham Forest party, you do wear a tie’. Finally Clough gave him ten shillings to go and buy one.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Hypocrisy and shamelessness make for enduring bedfellows in the media.

      They can do it now because they rule.

      The BBC claim to speak for a nation who has consistently flown in the face of BBC vote rigging efforts at election time infuriates, not least because the clowns getting or staying in let them keep it up.

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  25. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – a very different person to last year and earlier this year

    The 8.10 Prime Interview Slot was an interesting encounter with Andy Burnham, Labour Mayor of Manchester. The BBC started it with their usual, for Covid times, cutaway elsewhere for comment. Not by Laura ‘Part-time’ Kuenssberg who appears to be on a lengthy early summer holiday – again. Gotta keep that tan topped up and the sun is shining on Edinburgh back gardens.

    No beech for Labour man Burnham and no (Scottish) beef either – the Government sending the Army in to Manchester – appears enough to have put the frighteners on Covid and on Mayor Burnham. Or could his emollient air be due to a likely upcoming Labour leadership vacancy?

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    • Garry Lavin says:

      Greater Manchester. I don’t get it…..what are all those town councils for?!

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Garry:

        We got rid of Greater Manchester Council under Mrs Thatcher. George Osborne brought it back as part of his “Northern Powerhouse”, because nothing says “economic success” like another layer of unwanted government. The man was a complete bell end.

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        • Garry Lavin says:

          Quite so. But the actual ‘county ‘ remained…with county wide police, fire and ambulance etc.

          I’m from a moorland bit of Rochdale borough….which used to be an Urban District council on its own.
          I don’t like the idea of some political Manchester nit imposing will on an area quite distinct from such townies.

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  26. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – sack the Picture Editor

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/ Scroll down to Lifestyle and you will see a picture of a ‘so-called’ miniature garden for indoors that appears to be outdoors. Doh! Apparently it is a must have for these Pandemic Times which may or may not be about to end.

    You’ll need to be quick on the scrolling. The BBC have a habit of taking things down quite quickly, especially if they attract comments. Speaking of which, there appear to no HYS (Have Your Say) on the BBC web-site.

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  27. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-57390502

    Why is this not their lead story?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The Green Party has withdrawn its candidate from the Batley & Spen by-election after it was revealed he made a series of “highly offensive” homophobic tweets as a teenager.

      Rugby league international Ross Peltier, 29, had been selected by the party to contest the 1 July vote.

      However, his candidacy was revoked after the tweets came to light.

         14 likes

  28. StewGreen says:

    Local BBC radio host is pushing Lineker
    cos of his pushing of Southgate’s long new POLITICAL statement
    ..wonder how many PR professionals were in the team that crafted it ?

       7 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      The retweets are from Starmer, Rayner,
      and blue-ticks from the media leftyverse like Channel4, Victoria Derbyshire, Primal Scream etc.

         11 likes

      • MarkyMark says:

        BLM’s 7 Demands
        1. Convict and ban Trump from future political office:

        2. Expel Republican members of Congress who attempted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist attack:

        3. Launch a full investigation into the ties between white supremacy and the Capitol Police, law enforcement, and the military:

        4. Permanently ban Trump from all digital media platforms:

        5. Defund the police:

        6. Don’t let the coup be used as an excuse to crack down on our movement:

        7. Pass the BREATHE Act:

           12 likes

        • NCBBC says:

          If Donald Trump turns out to be the legitimate president , BLM should be shown the same courtesy and fair treatment they show Donald Trump.

          BLM is very racist organisatioin. They hate Whites. They hate Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Phillipino, Indians, Latinos and possibly Blacks too.

             7 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      BLM’s 7 Demands AS SUPPORTED BY GARETH SOUTHGATE

      1. Convict and ban Trump from future political office:
      We are joining Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Cori Bush, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, and others who are demanding Trump be immediately convicted in the United States Senate. Trump must also be banned from holding elected office in the future. Call your members of Congress and demand they support conviction by dialing (202) 224-3121.

      2. Expel Republican members of Congress who attempted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist attack:
      More than half the Republican representatives and multiple senators stoked Trump’s conspiracy theories and encouraged the white supremacists to take action to overturn the election. We are supporting Rep. Cori Bush’s resolution to expel them from Congress for their dangerous and traitorous actions. We also support steps to bar them from seeking another office.

      3. Launch a full investigation into the ties between white supremacy and the Capitol Police, law enforcement, and the military:
      The Capitol was able to be breached and overrun by white supremacists attempting to disrupt a political process that is fundamental to our democracy. We know that police departments have been a safe haven for white supremacists to hide malintent behind a badge, because the badge was created for that purpose. We also know off-duty cops and military were among the mob at the Capitol on January 6th. Guilty parties need to be held accountable and fired. We are supporting Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s COUP Act to investigate these connections.

      4. Permanently ban Trump from all digital media platforms:
      Trump has always used his digital media platforms recklessly and irresponsibly to spread lies and disinformation. Now it is clearer than ever that his digital media is also used to incite violence and promote its continuation. He must be stopped from encouraging his mob and further endangering our communities, even after inauguration.

      5. Defund the police:
      The police that met our BLM protestors this summer with assault rifles, teargas, and military-grade protective gear were the same police that, on Wednesday, met white supremacists with patience and the benefit of the doubt, going so far as to pose for selfies with rioters. The contrast was jarring, but not for Black people. We have always known who the police truly protect and serve. D.C. has the most police per capita in the country; more funding is not the solution.

      6. Don’t let the coup be used as an excuse to crack down on our movement:
      In response to the coup, Politicians have already introduced the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021. We’ve seen this playbook before. These laws are used to target Black and brown communities for heightened surveillance. Republicans are already busy trying to create an equivalence between the mob on January 6th and our Freedom Summer. We don’t need new domestic terror laws, facial recognition, or any other new police power for the state. Our government should protect righteous protest and stay focused on the real issue: rooting out white supremacy. There are enough laws, resources, and intelligence, but they were not used to stop the coup. Our elected officials must uncover why.

      7. Pass the BREATHE Act:
      The police were born out of slave patrols. We cannot reform an institution built upon white supremacy. We need a new, radical approach to public safety and community investment. President Biden has already drawn on the BREATHE Act in his executive actions calling for racial equity screens in federal programs, investing in environmental justice at historic levels, and engaging with system-impacted communities. The BREATHE Act paints a vision of a world where Black lives matter through investments in housing, education, health, and environmental justice.

      https://blacklivesmatter.com/blm-demands/

         19 likes

      • NCBBC says:

        And if Donald Trump turns out to be legitimate president, then in fairness, the same should be applied to them.

        Do not prescribe for others that you wouldn’t want done to you.

        The BREATHE act is, if it is as stated above, is systemically, congenitally and fundamentally racist, and worse then that evil.

           6 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      PJW tweets

         45 likes

      • Halifax says:

        The advertisers and sponsors demand TTK they are so mindful of thier image. I belive that advertising and the associated industry are far far bigger threat than the BBC and SKY….follow the money.

           10 likes

        • Loobyloo says:

          Check out The Suns tv advert for its euro coverage called something like ‘eur all invited’…heart string tugging family activities based around watching the euros – fine. But, non diverse cast (careful targeting?) and right at the end, the white father is on one knee seeing to a bike (not a euphemism). I don’t think that is a coincidence.

             9 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Andrew Lawrence sums it up

         38 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Charlie Peters
      Many will continue to clap and support the kneeling, falsely believing it is a mere anti-racism demonstration, failing to note the insidious, divisive baggage it carries.
      They’ll dismiss the booing fans as racist
      .. while fawning over a trend that seeks to dismantle the police and tear society apart.
      It could never be me. Don’t let it be you.”

      https://www.mailplus.co.uk/edition/comment/74695/sorry-southgate-but-football-fans-must-kick-blms-ugly-politics-out-of-the-beautiful-game

         28 likes

      • G.W.F. says:

        Millionaire footballers take the knee in support of this.

           24 likes

  29. Philip_2 says:

    This is slightly off topic. But as Bill gates is a huge and major sponsor of the BBC (one of the biggest private donators for the BBC ventures to ‘educate’ the poor illiterate masses of Africa ) and as Emperor BIDEN is in town (Cornwall) for the G7 summit on how to advantage the ‘global reset’, and plans for ‘Climate change’ and taxing the populous globally and keep and charge more tax for LIBERAL and MARXIST world adventures. So they need more money and they find ‘offshore accounting’ of US global companies who prefer ‘off shore’ taxes a good target.. That would be multi-national tax avoidance (something the EU has tried to do to get Google and Facebook to pay more taxes than they do). There is an argument there, but the left have also exploited this for years. This is based in and around the notion of ‘Corporation Tax’ (which is a tax on profits i.e. 40%). But it all depends where your profit centre is located so the Cayman Islands, Antibes, Monte Carlo, Luxembourg, Switzerland are all in the running but for global companies as opposed to private CASH stuffed into briefcases by BBC presenters under PPC (Private Personal Contracts) tax-free whilst working at the BBC solely are something different. Avoidance yes, but the globalist prefer IRELAND as they have ‘inheritance’ and a family was once there when it suits them politically.

    GLOBAL CHART
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Magnus-Henrekson/publication/317105145/figure/fig3/AS:500177859092484@1496263102227/The-statutory-corporate-tax-rate-in-EU-countries-and-the-US-2016-Source-OECD-and.png

    You see Ireland has the lowest comfy Corporation Tax rate in Europe and American global companies prefer Ireland as its ‘in Europe’ but outside the clutches (so far) of Brussels. They pay minimal tax there. And don’t forget BIDEN claims Irish parentage (don’t they all – Clinton even!). Only Bulgaria is cheaper.

    And that brings me to the G7 summit this weekend. Biden wants a global Corporation tax hike and ban ‘tax havens’ like Ireland. He wants us in the UK to comply in a ‘deal’ to match US Corporate rates (when he presses the button). This effectively will kill of Ireland’s current ‘tax haven’ status and the EU wants it to stop this as well. Ireland has not got a lot going for it – when compared to the UK, it only does well as its cheaper than the UK whilst offering ‘access to the UK’. So BIDEN is a disaster for Ireland, if and when his plans do go through on the ‘nod’. Like Climate change proposals (of which GATES is clearly part of).

    Many of those generous donators to the BBC are the likes of billionaires like Bill Gates, and the sums are staggering. Gates is worth about £89 Billion personal fortune and has to submit his Microsoft Subsidiary accounts in Ireland (to get Corporate Tax relief), last year he made £222 billion profits, whilst paying effectively NO tax. Giving money to the BBC (for example) he pays no tax. The BBC pays NO tax, and to top it all, the BBC never pays ANY Corporation tax (as its part of the BBC Charter that it is totally EXEMPT in the UK). It mirrors ‘GATES’ global ambitions and its cheap. Its funded by the UK taxpayer – who do pay taxes.

    If BIDEN gets his way, the Ireland will suffer (quiet rightly) as it already ‘honeymoon’ period with the EU has ended. Ireland is bound to the UK trade (smuggling usually) so we can only wonder how the Northern Ireland Trade treaty is going to play out with the EU. It was a bad treaty, when Remainers forced a rash treaty with the EU ‘to get it sorted’. It means we are bound to pay and collect EU taxes in Northern Ireland (and the EU is de-facto) in charge of movement of goods in and out of Northern Ireland. BORIS should rip up the treaty, but it all depends on how BIDEN treats the UK and it could come down to this weekend G7 summit, if BORIS takes the bait from BIDEN. HE will try to squeeze us between the EU demands and the US for a ‘deal’.

    As BIDEN is a liability Ireland is already stuffed either way by BIDEN or by the EU. Gates will scarper and stuff his money elsewhere, but donations will always filter back to the BBC ‘global agenda’. That means Pandemic and Climate change, food crisis and population control globally for ever more. Combine that with CO2 charges and that can only benefit SOROS and Bill GATES ‘investments’ in the BBC – so we are scared into submission that ORWELL global corps is a really good idea and they will pay no tax and they wont need Ireland (or BIDEN) either. Perpetual serfdom of the masses and no democracy to get in the way.

    It stinks. But the BBC is really grateful for all TV license donations it can get. Its not illegal (and they know it). They can butter the toast both sides.

    http://bigtechtopia.com/2020/09/bbc-receives-millions-from-the-gates-foundation/

       22 likes

    • tomo says:

      £20.000,000 to Bliar last year alone from Bill (and Melinda ) Gates Foundation too.

         15 likes

      • theisland says:

        Bliar – I believe he is advising Gove on how to introduce vaccine apartheid.

           10 likes

      • 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 par

        Click to access Gates-DFID-match-funding.pdf

           3 likes

      • Garry Lavin says:

        Blimey. How does one get into the Foundation business ?!

           7 likes

  30. MarkyMark says:

    BLM Demands as Sponsored by Gareth Southgate and Keir Starmer

    BLM’s 7 Demands
    1. Convict and ban Trump from future political office:

    2. Expel Republican members of Congress who attempted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist attack:

    3. Launch a full investigation into the ties between white supremacy and the Capitol Police, law enforcement, and the military:

    4. Permanently ban Trump from all digital media platforms:

    5. Defund the police:

    6. Don’t let the coup be used as an excuse to crack down on our movement:

    7. Pass the BREATHE Act:

    https://blacklivesmatter.com/blm-demands/

       10 likes

    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      I wonder what the police who are at the games to stop any trouble happening feel when they see the millionaires grovelling to burn loot murder who want to defund the police.

      Same as the 1938 football team all doing the nazi salute before the game to appease Hitler (that worked well) we have these virtue signallers kow tow’ing to the burn loot murder to appease them.

      I think many of them don’t want to do it but are scared to be seen not doing it as it will end their international career.

         29 likes

  31. s.trubble says:

    What a classic bBC stitch up on that Newsnight last night.

    I dont know who the beeboid was due to rarely watching this , however the guests comprised

    Neale Richmond – a hard line EU placeman and probably hardcore irish republican

    Antionette Sand Bog , an ex conservative Brexit rebel sacked by Boris. and reeking of revenge.

    The Beeboid….bog standard Wokist, Tory hater , DJ

    Lord Lilley, a pro Brexiteer but who must surely reflect on his judgement to join a stitch up and volunteer for a “kippering”

    I noticed that his connection seemed to be poorer than the other 3 and his facial contortions probably signified his belated recognition , as the prog unfolded….that he was indeed in the role of the Kipper!

    Of course, the topic was this Northern Ireland protocol…..which most would probably cast off with a yawn
    That is until pink sausages of the ckhilled variety are used for traction….like the bBC fascination with chlorinated chicken.

    The interview was unedifying and served only to underline that the EU,s single market border point should be entierly constructed on the ROI side of the border and they can have as many checks as their heart desires AT THEIR COST.

    And the bBC inpurt…..no suggestions just happy to stir their pro REMAIN narrative and put Boris in a bad light.

    defund/Sell/outsource/Close…..anything but just get rid of it!

       31 likes

  32. Fedup2 says:

    I like the pantomime of PMQ – so I switched on the 5live coverage -being careful not to hear ms
    Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah holding far left court .
    But come 1235 – they pulled away from the PM answering a question in order to ‘do the news ‘ and an advert for R2 about some ethnic dancing crap …..

    The thought process of the BBC – “ doesn’t look like the PM is coming out of this badly so we will cancel him “ . I don’t know how much longer PMQs went on – but that is not public service broadcasting ……

       35 likes

  33. Fedup2 says:

    Usually at the start of PMQs the PM wishes the ‘home countries ‘ ‘good luck’ in forthcoming sports tournaments. Not today – until prompted . Yes I know it’s a little thing .

    I really hope any team taking the knee gets thrashed …

       30 likes

  34. StewGreen says:

    Mike graham on Tuesday claimed Kent council is suing the government cos it can’t care for all the CHILD refugees.
    And Children can be “25 years old”

    Is that true ?
    Technically yes
    ” Once the child reaches the age of 18, their ‘child in care’ status changes to that of ‘care leaver’, which continues until they are 21 years old or *25 years old* if in university or higher education”
    https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20043/child_protection/228/children_seeking_asylum_unaccompanied_minors

    Guardian Aug 2020
    “Kent county council is currently caring for 602 under-18s and 945 care leavers aged 18 to 25.”

       15 likes

    • digg says:

      StewGreen, from your figures I would guess that the upkeep of a single person without work or home would cost at least £100 a week, I make Kent County Councils bill for this to be around £154,700 a week or £7.8 million per year… I expect there will be a damn lot of potholes unrepaired in Kent in the next 12 months plus healthy rate rises for all working folk.

      Multiply this by every Council in England and the overall cost must be frankly hideous and of course does not include the added costs of all the border farce workers, police, caseworkers and legal eagles busily being paid to bed these people into their new freeloading life amongst us.

      No bloody wonder they are scrambling onto boats to get here!

      Plus when Kent County Council claim they are suing the Government for more money than don’t mean the actual Government they mean all the taxpaying mugs like you and I, the Government don’t have money they simply pass it on from all of us lot.

         12 likes

  35. vlad says:

    Andrew Neil on GB News: “I have one more big gig in me – I am taking on woke culture”

    Let’s hope he does and let’s hope he wins.

    Apparently his news shows will have a 5 minute segment called Woke Watch.

    http://www.standard.co.uk/insider/andrew-neil-gb-news-launch-piers-morgan-b939419.html

       32 likes

  36. BRISSLES says:

    Read that Julie Birchall is no longer writing for the Telegraph, because in response to the new baby ……..

    “Ms Burchill tweeted: “What a missed opportunity! They could have called it Georgina Floydina!”

    And of course there was a bit of a backlash on Twatter. I had to laugh though, and wish I’d thought of it.

    .

       41 likes

    • Doublethinker says:

      Well she joins good company, I am still banned from posting on the Telegraph web site. I don’t why but it happened after I posted that the editor was an enemy of free speech and far more Woke than his readers. The list of topics on which Telegraph readers can’t comment on grows exponentially . Perhaps it’s a bit like the BBC web site and have your say, they simply don’t agree with the posters and don’t want the ordinary punters to be able to reinforce each other’s views because it dilutes the brainwashing process .

         29 likes

  37. Dobyns says:

    So I read that Gareth Southgate thinks footballers are role models and should not be booed for taking a knee in support of #BlackLiesMatter

    OK, let’s see the paragons of virtue in the PL for your children and grandchildren to emulate.

    • Rio Ferdinand and his drugs tests

    • Rio Ferdinand and his family values, the names are too numerous to list

    • The married Ryan Giggs showing his family values with Imogen Thomas

    • The (surprisingly still) married Ryan Giggs continuing to show his family values with his brother’s wife

    • The also married John Terry showing HIS family values with his teammate Wayne Bridge’s wife

    • Wayne Rooney … ’nuff said

    • Ashley Cole … check with Cheryl on this

    • The aforementioned John Terry, that’s right he’s BAAAACK – just ask Anton Ferdinand

    • Kolo Toure and his diet pills

    • Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez and their little racism spat

    • Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood bringing girls back to the team hotel in Iceland breaking team curfew and COVID-19 isolation rules.

    • Ask “Big Sam” about the bung game

    • Marlon Jones – involved in almost every crime known to man; from drink driving and robbery to sexual assault and credit card fraud

    • The always gentle and civil Joey Barton

    • The child grooming Adam Johnson

    Yeppers, models of propriety all.

    Southgate has an exaggerated sense of his own importance and the importance of football. Footballers are NOT role models, they are men getting paid obscene sums of money for having the physical talents to play a child’s game.

    Role models are the surgeon walking out of theatre after operating 14 hours straight along with his nurses, first responders putting their lives on the line every day, exhausted soldiers returning to base after a 3 day firefight carrying the corpses of their mates to name but a few.

    Get a grip Gareth, you need to get out more.

       65 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      Dobyns, send this to Richard Littlejohn !

         11 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Dobyns: ” Footballers are NOT role models, they are men getting paid obscene sums of money for having the physical talents to play a child’s game.” . . ….

      …. . . and often doing so not very well.

      (Think: an England forward unable to trouble an opposing goalkeeper because at best, his shots pass the goal line halfway between the goal and the corner flag. Either that or ten to twenty feet over the crossbar.)

         6 likes

  38. StewGreen says:

    Was today’s Prayer For The Day political ?
    It ended
    “Prevent us from perpetuating economic warfare, taking lands from indigenous peoples,
    *burning rainforests and trashing ecosystems*. Amen”

    A Tweeter replies
    “Let’s hope those concerned with @COP26 hear and answer your prayer.
    So far the people best qualified to talk there are least likely to do so”

       11 likes

  39. StewGreen says:

    Afghanistan 10 mine clearers murdered
    “Nothing to do with the Taleban” said BBC Today

    ” Taleban’s fault” said 2pm news

    BBCRadio4
    2pm news reported that the #Taliban are being blamed for the massacre of 10x @TheHALOTrust
    employees in #Afghanistan

    At 9am #HALO’s CEO told the #BBC that the #Taliban had come to their aid & STOPPED the attack by chasing away the attackers

       10 likes

  40. Guest Who says:

    https://www.treehugger.com/vegans-happier-meat-eaters-survey-finds-5188211?

    Being a survey, that suggests what the bbc likes to pass on, this might soon make it here.

    I, like most, am an omnivore, and engage in my food choices fairly unobtrusively. Certainly those I share with of similar tastes seem a cheery lot and none of us feel obliged to share certain personal dietary quirks unless health related.

    Those from planet V on the other hand, on a purely empirical basis seem miserable twats who either talk about themselves constantly or try and impose on others.

       27 likes

    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Made me think of the old ‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’ joke. The modern version is:

      Q: Why did the Vegan cross the road? Then run the length of the street, turn the corner, go across the zebra crossing and run down another road?
      A: To tell a complete stranger that’s she a vegan.

         18 likes

  41. StewGreen says:

    Radio4 tweet they’ve won an award
    for Jessica Beck (Snapshots from Black America)

    Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announced the winners of the 46th Annual Gracie Awards. The Gracie Awards Gala will take place September 27, 2021 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles
    and will honor some of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media,
    including Kerry Washington, Catherine O’Hara, Lena Waithe, Kelly Clarkson,
    *Hillary Rodham Clinton*, DeDe McGuire, Danielle Monaro and Erin Andrews

    .. lefty bubbleworld

    https://allwomeninmedia.org/46th-annual-gracie-awards-winners-announced-by-the-alliance-for-women-in-media-foundation/

       6 likes

  42. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Just watching ‘Lucifer’ on Netflix.
    Series 5

    God has made a first appearance.
    Anybody care to guess what he is.

    Yes,
    you’re all correct.

    On the news I see that 80% of all adults now have antibodies against the Chinese flu. On the 21st you can add another 7 or 8 million. Something like 90% protected.

    What have they come up with now!

    “We don’t know how long we are protected, we don’t know how long the antibodies will stay in our system”
    This must be the next phase of the ‘new variant’ excuse they normally use to extend their lockdown controls.

       22 likes

  43. Fedup2 says:

    Extract of DT report on the spat between the ex royals and the BBC – priceless

    STARTS
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have accused the BBC of libel after the corporation claimed the Queen was not asked by the couple about naming their daughter Lilibet.

    In an extraordinary escalation of the briefing war between Buckingham Palace and Harry and Meghan, the couple instructed lawyers to tell media organisations the BBC’s story was “false and defamatory”.

    The BBC quoted a Palace source as saying Her Majesty was not asked for her permission to use her pet name of Lilibet for the Sussexes’ second child, who was born on Friday.

    The Duke and Duchess raised eyebrows with their decision to use the Queen’s highly personal nickname, particularly in the wake of their repeated criticism of the Royal family in recent months.

    The BBC began reporting claims that the couple had not sought the Queen’s blessing this morning, and shortly after 8am – 1am in California, where the couple live – media organisations were sent a letter by the Sussexes’ London solicitors warning them not to repeat the allegation.

    While Palace sources are not denying the BBC story, a spokesman for the Sussexes insisted that the Duke did discuss his daughter’s name with his grandmother and would never have used it had she not been supportive.

    But the BBC reported a Palace source as giving a different account of events, saying the Queen was “never asked” about its use.

    The couple’s spokesman told The Telegraph: “The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement, in fact his grandmother was the first family member he called.

    “During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honour. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.”
    ENDS

       15 likes

  44. Thoughtful says:

    Yet another example of the meaningless lefty bully word ‘racism’ only applying when the left says it does, as Kamala Harris mouths virtually verbatim the words Donald Trump said when the Democrats called him ‘racist’ for saying them:

       22 likes

  45. vlad says:

    “Jihadists Massacre at Least 130 in Burkina Faso as West African Violence Surges. The atrocity sparks concerns that the West and its local allies are losing the battle against Islamists in the impoverished Sahel nations”

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/jihadists-massacre-130-in-burkina-faso-as-west-african-violence-surges-11622996031

    Did the BBC cover this? It’s certainly not on their website now, even under Africa.

    And lest we forget, in the last month alone there have been nearly 2000 injured and killed in 205 islamic attacks in 24 countries – mostly ignored by the biased BBC.

    But, shock horror: some spectators booed some woke players abjectly kneeling to our new masters, and Rio Ferdinand wants them re-educated. (In camps?)

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-57415352

    Attacks 205
    Killed 1043
    Injured 800
    Suicide Blasts 2
    Countries 24

    https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=Last30

       25 likes

  46. BRISSLES says:

    Just had my ears assaulted by the link announcer on BBC this afternoon. No concept of the letter ‘T’ so it was …. fur’ee free, anfum and for’ (thirty three, anthem, fort).

    No comment on the ethnicity. Once upon a time the Beeb was well known throughout the world for the news announcers and the rest, to speak the Queen’s English – a great help for learning English in the colonies when listening to the radio.

    God knows what language anyone of them are speaking now.

       29 likes

    • Garry Lavin says:

      Yes. That letter has been eradicated on Channel 4 also.

      There’s no glory in ignorance.

      I speak with a thick northern accent…..but I use the correct English.

         16 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        I have no problem with accents.

        Incomprehensible ignorance, however…

        Global News was the usual just now… EU, Biden trashing the U.K. and… Fick Ange.

        How I crave a competent government, an opposition not comprising remedial kindergarteners and an actually impartial media holding all to account.

           13 likes

    • Dobyns says:

      Brissles

      Received Pronunciation is classist, colonial bigotry, White Supremacy, and Margaret Thatcher all rolled into one doncha know

         12 likes

  47. Guest Who says:

    Interesting. Women do not watch footyballism. Apparently.

    Or have friends.

       8 likes

  48. StewGreen says:

    Radio4 Media Show :Radio takes on the tech giants
    .. no mention of the Independents like Belfield, Lotuseaters, the irish Talk show guy Richie Allen, Jon Gaunt
    Or that TalkRadioTV will launch before GBNews

    “One of the UK’s commercial radio groups is launching ad-free versions of their stations for a monthly fee.
    Is this radio’s secret weapon to defeat Spotify and the streaming services?
    Or should more presenters follow Iain Lee’s lead and swap network radio for digital platforms?
    Plus, an Ofcom report shows the new dominance of TikTok and the music streaming platforms.

    Guests: Paul Keenan, President of Audio at Bauer; Iain Lee and Katherine Boyle,
    Yih-Choung Teh, Strategy and Research Director at Ofcom; Madhumita Murgia, European Tech Correspondent at the Financial Times.”

    Presenter Datshiane Navanayagam
    BBC diversity replace brown Amol with another brown , whilst having 2 BAME specialist stations and a global station as well.

       10 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      TalkRadioTV has already launched today

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  49. Thoughtful says:

    Here’s a Labour party you tube piece many might find interesting as well as amusing.

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  50. BRISSLES says:

    Certainly not offering a defence for that Shadow Health Secretary, but as is the norm these days, had barely opened his mouth before the ignorant interviewer was jumping in and having an orgasm with further questions. I’d make a rubbish politician, if I was faced with an idiot like that I’d say “what the hell have you got me on for if you want to listen to the sound of your own voice ?”.

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      BRISSLES
      While I agree with you about the interviewer, the Labour man said nothing that would make me return to being a staunch Labour voter.
      Could it be that the MSM is belatedly attempting to make the voters believe that their output is always politically nuetral? If it is then my reaction would be “Pull the other one – it’s got bells on it.

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