465 Responses to Midweek Thread 9 June 2021

  1. Guest Who says:

    Col seems liberated.


    • Lefty Wright says:

      Guest Who
      There just ain’t no substitute for the real thing.
      By the way perhaps you could enlighten me as to who these characters are as I have not watched BBC television or read the Guardian Newspeak for years.


    • vlad says:

      Saint George of Fentanyl?


    • taffman says:

      “Who is in the running?”
      My guess is its Karl Marx, given the type of graduates that these academics are turning out with Mickey Mouse degrees.
      Thereby lies the root of all the current wokeism that is attacking our British culture and values.


  2. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV

    BBC after the news


  3. Woodenfish says:

    Well, it had to happen. As the hypocrites of English cricket vie to see who can pile in hardest on the unfortunate Ollie Robinson, fresh whispers from the class sneak tell of a second England player posting “historical offensive material”, and of others too, including well-known stars. Not Jonathan Agnew of course — Twitter didn’t exist when he was a teenager, so he can’t be a racist. Anyway, he works for the BBC.

    But let’s dig a bit deeper. Might there be an Australian who has ever said anything nasty about a Pakistani cricketer? Or a Pakistani who might have had a dig at an Indian? Or an Indian who has a down on South Africans? Or a South African who once got annoyed with a West Indian? Or a West Indian who doesn’t much care for the English? Shall we investigate all of them, unearth their private comments from years ago, shame them, suspend them, ban them?

    Well, perhaps it’s best not to start telling the whole world what to do. Can of worms, and all that. Agnew is not that stupid. He sticks to the problem at home, where he feels safe. “The ECB must go further,” he proclaims, “to do due diligence on players who are selected to represent the country.” Not by having “a quick scroll through a player’s social media history,” of course. That’s nowhere near enough. No, it means “making absolutely certain you are selecting the right people.” I see, yes. Should we send for the Stasi? They were always good at that kind of thing.

    “Like the whole of society,” adds Agnew, reading from a tablet of stone handed to him on Mt. Sinai, “sport is facing issues of inclusivity, how it proves that everyone is welcome.” How does vilifying a young player at the start of his Test career do anything to prove that everyone is welcome? Are we to suppose that BAME cricket players and fans around the world are excitedly celebrating this crushing blow against colour prejudice? While reminding each other that BAME youngsters never say anything racist themselves? What drivel.

    Cricket is a game. It doesn’t have to “prove that everyone is welcome.” That is just virtue-signalling by a bunch of bandwagon-climbers who are scared that anyone might think THEY are on the wrong side of the fence. Agnew, Vaughan, Ramprakash and all the other dopes who use the BBC as a platform from which to strike moral attitudes really do need to stop posing and grow up.

    And don’t pay their telly tax, either!


  4. Fedup2 says:

    6pm news BBC
    An unquestioning acceptance that the false US President has right to interfere with our domestic NI affairs . I’m sure that if we told them how to deal with their southern border they’d listen .
    At least the Lie of a Special Relationship might be exposed for what it is . The Kennedy IRA shadow is always there.


  5. G.W.F. says:

    Tonight on the 6pm news Biden is coming and a much better UK/UK relationship is expected now the turbulent bad orrangeman has gone. Johnson has been primed by his BBC bosses to make an impact at the G7 with regard to saving the world.
    He flew to Cornwall from London.


  6. StewGreen says:

    ITV Money Saving prog
    Lesbian couple in *Brighton* convert Horse Box van to home

    …. very metrolib bubbleworld.

    claim they get all electric from solar
    (bet not in winter)
    Plus have propane /cooking/water


  7. StewGreen says:

    R4 Arts prog of course a black girl is the cover photo

    Billed as Gossip Girl meets Get Out, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé’s debut novel, Ace of Spades, is a YA thriller that explores the effects of institutional racism.

    Set in an elite high school, it follows two black teenagers who are targeted by an anonymous texter spreading damaging rumours about them to the entire student body.
    Faridah joins us to discuss her book which landed her a one million dollar book deal


    • JohnC says:

      It’s amazing because the chance of picking someone at random from the UK population and they are black is roughly the same as winning at roulette when you bet on a single number coming up.
      Obviously the table at the BBC is loaded by the house.


      • vonrecht says:

        JohnC – I think we have to get used to black increasingly being the colour of prominence for the MSM/BBC, not because of numbers in the UK (or USA), but because of the narrative. The narrative ball was kicked into the centre of the field by those who took it over after the death of George Floyd. You have to hand it to them: they can do propaganda like nobody else can.
        Everyone else has kinda stood by and watched…


        • JohnC says:

          Nowadays, when I see a black person on TV I don’t think anything bad about the actor : my thoughts go directly to the racists who made the program and their stupendous hypocrisy.
          Remember: 30 white people didn’t have a chance for that part.
          I’m still mystified why the Left think it is OK.


  8. StewGreen says:

    Spiegelhalter on More or Less confirmed the obvious
    You split Covid risks by age
    for under 30s the risk has always been lower than car accidents.

    whereas for for over 70s it’s different
    but now vaccinated
    and vaccinated society means their death risk is coming down .
    At 13 deaths/day it’s still not nothing
    but I’d like to see proper Life Days lost accounts cos that takes account of existing health conditions etc.


  9. StewGreen says:

    Ah my hearing wrong yesterday
    It was Mark Ramprakash that gave the BBC the narratives they wanted , not Michael Holding.


  10. Thoughtful says:

    An interesting comment elsewhere that the US White president of the oxford common room where a vote has been taken to remove a portrait of the Queen is being scapegoated because of his race and the colour of his skin.

    As head of this group he was the one who had to table the motion, but it was not his idea. That came from a group described as a committee of commonwealth students of colour, but the twisted British media will not publish an article criticising the ubermenschen.

    Now the White American might be as woke as anyone, but choosing to single him alone out is simply not good enough.


  11. StewGreen says:

    Local BBC news and rubbish printed paper especially
    are alarmist on Covid
    “cases are up 70% from 15 to 24 per 100K popn per week”

    Local NHS website is less so
    In Grimsby /Scunthorpe there is only 1 Covid patient in hospital.
    That seems to indicate 70 patients are not in hospital.


  12. BRISSLES says:

    Not a mask to be seen at the greeting of the arrival of Joe Biden off the plane in Cornwall.


  13. StewGreen says:

    Christine Ro 3rd June 2021 on BBC Future’s Facebook page
    Not everyone who speaks English is treated the same way.
    What happens when accent discrimination creeps in to our conscious and unconscious
    – and what do we do about our biases?

    BBC bubbleworld give us a story about American international zoom calls
    as if that defines Accent and Mannerism Prejudice to the *British* Broadcasting Corp

    Accent/Mannerism Prejudice is massive, but mostly has little to do with racism
    #1 The elephant in the room is
    – Americans love British accents
    – British people generally don’t like American accents
    particularly *female vocal fry* (high pitched whine)
    ..Yet she things we love European accents cos they are white people like us.

    #2 Sure loads of people in Britain put down the phone straight away when an Indian accent speaks
    … just like a rape victims runs from men, people have had too many Indian scam calls.

    #3 Loads of people here express annoyance at lots of other British regional accentsmannerism
    – using “so” as a pause word
    – Steph McGovern’s Middlesbrough accent etc.


    • StewGreen says:

      Christine Ro works in London for the International Institute for Environment and Development
      Basically lefty globalist central
      … Founded in 1971 by a mate of Mauric Strong as the International Institute for Environmental Affairs

      my typo “she things”, she thinks


      • Scroblene says:

        I can never understand who actually pays these people!

        If they’re ‘consultants’, then presumably a foreign bloke who wants to build a sugar plantation may ask them what they can do, and how they can help, but I suppose the British tax-payer knocks out a sizeable chunk to keep them going! If so, that dosh could easily come out of the 7%!

        Job done!


    • Banania says:

      I have always understood “vocal fry” to mean, not a high-pitched whine, but an unpleasant grating throaty sound which is put on entirely from choice; not fully using the voice. It is a maddening affectation.


  14. JohnC says:

    Just been looking at yesterdays entry on the Trump site which the BBC reliably informed us has been permanently closed down and he talks about being cleared of what the Democrats accused him of at Lafayette Park.
    Quite how such a simple enquiry has taken so long to release the result considering the the accusations against Trump were false I don’t know. And why was such an enquiry launched in the first place. It absolutely stinks.
    I found the BBC article – which is as sneering and bitter as ever – included this:
    “Our fine Park Police made the decision to clear the park to allow a contractor to safely install anti-scale fencing to protect from Antifa rioters, radical BLM protesters and other violent demonstrators who are causing chaos and death to our cities,” he added.
    He was referring to the left-wing, anti-fascist and anti-racist political movement, and the Black Lives Matter social movement.
    then I followed the link to the original story about the violence. ‘
    Perhaps the BBC aren’t aware that Antifa are borderline terrorists and BLM is 100% political. They even have a politcial party.
    Or perhaps they are just lying Leftie scum.

    Then I followed the link to the original story with the violent mob who got cleared out. Quite amazingly the BBC ran several pieces defending them. Here’s one:

    ‘It’s not always clear why people who are normally non-violent can endorse protest violence.
    But this could in part be explained by moral psychology, says Marloon Moojiman, an assistant professor in organisational behaviour at Houston’s Rice University.
    A person’s sense of morality is central to how they see themselves, so “when we see something as immoral, it creates strong feelings, because we feel our understanding of morality has to be protected”.
    “This can override other concerns people have about keeping peace… If you think the system is broken, you’re going to want to really do something drastic to show that that’s not acceptable.”‘

    Absolutely amazing hypocrisy. Just contrast that with what they have said since about the ‘deadly’ Capitol protests where the protestors weren’t deadly to anyone.
    Their double-standards make me sick.


  15. JimS says:

    I know the BBC picture editors have some strange ideas but over on Radio 4 Extra they give us a current picture of Ray Brooks while at the same time warning us, on air, that the programme is over 30 years old and not suitable for Woke ears.

    Couldn’t they find a 1984 picture of Mr. Brooks?


  16. Guest Who says:

    If Emily dies not get an award from Crufts, there is no justice.


  17. vlad says:

    We can expect much obsequious fawning over Biden from the ‘unbiased’ BBC in the next few days.

    Globalist, socialist, wokeist: he’s everything they love.
    But above all, he’s not Trump.

    The news will be unwatchable.


  18. Guest Who says:

    WaPo is usually a main BBC Nnnnnaaaa BS source.


    • vonrecht says:

      “Cleared of any wrongdoing” by WHOM? The MSM, who incorrectly called the Nov3rd US election results, the fake “president” being currently in the UK? Quite a few forensic audits now going on to find out what REALLY happened on Nov 3rd, the most advanced being in Arizona, the next starting up in Georgia. Other “battleground” states have sent observers to Arizona.
      WAPO may hope that the Babbitt murder has been sorted, so they can put this behind them (had the victim been a black Dem, they would still be screaming blue murder from the rooftops).
      But no, like so many other things about Jan 6th, they hope in vain…
      People are working on it, just as they are working on what really happened on Nov 3rd, when Donald Trump was most likely re-elected as president of the USA.


    • JohnC says:

      The comments in the Ashli Babbitt article are an excellent example of the Left.
      What a bunch of nasty, spiteful scumbags they are. They say she basically deserved to be shot just for being there.
      Straight from the mouths of the modern Nazis.
      Edit: just looked at the comments for the second article.
      Jesus H Christ. Nasty, spiteful scumbags doesn’t even come close. What a joke the Washington Post is. Hate speech is fine there apparently – as long as it’s against Trump.


  19. Guest Who says:

    And one with a nifty Greta vibe too.


  20. Guest Who says:

    The BBC has asked the ECB to set up an investigative team on what everyone has at home for Newsnight. Apparently.


    • JohnC says:

      I’ve got a copy of Main Kampf on my ereader. Just like I’ve got a copy of the Koran. They are easily available to download.
      Haven’t read either of them, but feel I should to get a better understanding of people who can do terrible things.
      I didn’t realise just having a copy could put me on the news like that. I’d better delete them before anyone finds out and informs the police.
      It’s getting more like Nazi Germany every day.


    • JohnC says:

      The Beeboids will have copies of ‘The Communist Manifesto’.
      Which for some reason is fine – despite what Stalin did with it.


    • NameNotNumber says:

      Amazon’s own description of the book ‘Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf: A Descriptive Bibliography’ states:
      Mein Kampf: A Descriptive Bibliography is the most thorough, complete and detailed analysis and description of every edition of Hitler’s Mein Kampf ever published. It is destined to be the benchmark for the study of the publication history and analysis of one of the world’s most important and influential books.

      ‘One of the world’s most important and influential’ books but they won’t sell it you. Never mind, you can always pick up a copy of:’ I’m Kamp’ An updated version of Adolf Hitler’s treatise with the LGBT slang words put back in.

      erm … no thanks.


  21. AsISeeIt says:

    Don’t look down Mexico way and the ordinary Joes

    The killjoys over there at the BBC online press line up this morning promote the killjoy ‘i’ newspaper to their number one spot, presumably in admiration of the headline: ‘Downbeat PM casts doubts on 21 June’s final unlock

    The Guardian meanwhile gives a hearty warm welcome on behalf of the UK to a US President they happen to like: ‘Warm welcome US president Joe Biden arrives for G7 summit‘ – proving perhaps that there’s no travel restrictions if you happen to have your own private jet.

    We might speculate whether they’ve considered installing a Stannah stairlift on Air Force One?

    One finds oneself daydreaming of some protesting satirical wag perhaps greeting Sleepy Joe with a giant inflatable Zimmer Frame or a Werther’s Original. Or considering his and his host have an apparent laissez-faire attitude to mass third world migration to the west, perhaps a large inflatable inflatable would suffice as an ironic taunt?

    TV’s Sergeant Bliko, the comic actor Phil Silvers, at the height of his popularity in the 50s was once invited to some gala event and introduced to the then President Eisenhower. He also met the vice president, the secretary of state and several other leading cabinet members.

    The irreverent wise cracking Silvers did not disappoint: “If all you guys are here at this show, who’s minding the store?

    In Biden’s case it’s his VP Kamala Harris – you remember her, the one that called Joe a racist for his former objection to racial school bussing, not so long ago. She was the little girl on the bus – remember? I mean her accusation of racism was not so long ago… during the Democrat Primaries. Bussing ended thirty years ago. Our Kamala meanwhile, eventually after her blaze of publicity with her racist accusation, polled about 1% of Democrat voters and dropped out of the race exposing her unpopularity even among her own party’s supporters.

    As the BBC reminds us today in a minor easily missable headline: ‘Number of migrants at US border hits new record high‘ – we’re reminded that Biden put his veep Kamala Harris in charge of the border and all those kids in cages. She has travelled to Central American and told them not to come – a statement for which Trump would have been pilloried by the left-leaning media (Hillaried?) When quizzed recently by a mainstream media interviewer with an unaccustomed unusually awkward question: “When are you going to visit the border?” our Kamala – corpsed – as they say in acting – giving her familiar nervous cackle and replied with the non sequitur: “I’m not going to Europe

    Perhaps subliminal G7 envy there?

    In domestic news the anti-Brexit diehards at the Times and the FT are of course still banging on about the Irish border. We can’t be bothered to give their headlines any more oxygen of publicity hereabouts.

    Whilst life-giving oxygen was, we learn, withheld from some patients – presumably in desperate efforts to save the NHS: ‘Mentally ill patients given “do not resuscitate” orders during the pademic‘ (Telegraph)

    And finally on a positive note, in an apparent rift with north London middle class liberal elitist lockdown-loving sooner harder and longer fan Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour-leaning Daily Mirror finally aligns itself with the ordinary joes punished by lockdown: ‘Last chance saloon. Mirror joins bid to save boozer as thousands face closure in pandemic chaos


  22. Guest Who says:

    The BBC Moaning Emole has…

    Sexual harassment normalised – Ofsted

    Children often don’t see the point of reporting abuse and many teachers underestimate the scale of the issue. That’s what the schools watchdog, Ofsted, said as it warns sexual harassment has become “normalised” among school children. Ofsted spoke to more than 900 children in 30 state and independent schools and two further education colleges about sexual harassment. Inspectors found around nine in 10 of the girls said sexist name-calling and being sent unwanted explicit pictures or videos happened “a lot” or “sometimes”. Also, boys are sharing “nudes” and some girls have experienced “unwanted touching in corridors”. Ofsted is urging schools and colleges to “develop a culture” where sexual harassment is recognised and addressed. Schools and colleges will be encouraged to dedicate training days to help staff deal with sexual abuse, the government says.

    Not in a Jimmy Saville way, obvs.

    Whatever happened to that gay guy and tv moppet who were trying to say it was just public schoolboys?


    • Guest Who says:

      The there’s American Booty, in his Fiat 500, enumerating, easily. Well, might be.

      How does the Biden-Johnson relationship stack up?

      Boris Johnson and Joe Biden will meet near the cliff tops overlooking the magnificent Carbis Bay in Cornwall, the waves from the Atlantic crashing below.

      It won’t have the bodice-ripping tension and tempestuousness of an encounter between Ross Poldark and Demelza – until now the most famous pairing from these parts thanks to the BBC hit drama – but this is an important relationship to watch as it develops.

      The reasons why it might get off to a horrible start are all too easy to enumerate. Biden firmly supported Britain remaining in the EU; Johnson was the leading architect of Brexit.

      Read full analysis >

      Jon Sopel
      BBC North America editor


      Hope Sleepy does not get too close to the edges or Sopes will need to get out his Cliff notes.


  23. Guest Who says:

    BBC and research, which suggests, mofos.

    Emily and Spingster in the sample group?

    Not Clive, obvs.


    • Old Goat says:

      So they don’t want their children subjected to “bad” words, but it’s OK to inject them with suspicious substances, and encourage them to think they are a different gender? R-i-g-h-t…


  24. Guest Who says:

    Stoney not likely to head to BBC ME any time soon.


    JezBo would never apologise.

    Though the ‘folk who told me’ schtick is common to them both.


  25. Fedup2 says:

    So – the DT claims that the number of DNR notes attached to patients in NHS hospitals increased at the height of the covid crisis . DNR means ‘do not resusitate . . The form has a bright red border .

    The DNRs were placed on people with mental health issues – apparently .

    If this is true it shows how the type of practices adopted by the Nazis in the 1930s can quickly conveniently expediently introduced into ‘civilised ‘ systems .

    It’s all for ‘ greater good ‘ you understand ….

    ( declaration – I have personal experience of being manipulated into the use of a DNR – which – thankfully – was never applied ).

    When the public inquiry comes I wonder if each DNR is examined – along with the circumstances of how they were signed off …
    Perhaps by a Dr Mengele


    • JohnC says:

      I am watching the world in disbelief as it drifts towards another bout of fascism.
      Free speech is gone. Students and ethnic minorities are defining social rules. You do what you are told to do or you get cancelled. No court, no right to appeal.
      This control and intolerance balanced with spite towards their political enemies is part of the psychological makeup of your typical Lefty.
      And the more they get, the more they want. I’m amazed at how open the personal persecution of Trump is in the USA by the Democrats and it is our destiny to follow them.
      It’s the mid-30’s in Germany all over again adapted for modern society.
      One really does wonder where it will end. ‘Brave New World’, 1984 or civil war.


    • Old Goat says:

      Quick, round up and deploy the carbon monoxide “treatment” vans, before fossil fuels are banned all together.


  26. Guest Who says:

    BBC Eco News

    Sales of the lightbulbs are to be banned in the UK from September, with fluorescent lights to follow, under government climate change plans.


    Halogen lightbulb sales to be banned in UK under climate change plans

    One might imagine Shuckster would be at the GU10 in Cornwall checking rooms for errant fluorescents.

    Interesting evolution of the story from social media, which features an image of a lovely dfs mother of color changing around 50 in the gazebo.

    Mixed messaging du jour.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Give it another 15 years and all lightbulbs will be banned, and we’ll come full circle, using candles again.

      I stocked up on incandescent when they were outlawed – I never had a problem with them. Now I’m doing the same with halogen.

      I have never ‘done’ low lighting, I want light and bright to cook and read by, and cant be arsed to wait until a lamp has reached its full potential. I try to get as near to 100w as possible, and I still own some 150 watts, and what a difference it makes.


      • JimS says:

        My room in a university hall of residence came with a 100 watt ceiling lamp bulb and a 60 watt table lamp bulb.

        I had my own 150 watt bulb which replaced the 100 watt bulb, which replaced the 60 watt.

        Let there be light!


  27. digg says:

    You can rely on the BBC, Guardian, Independent et. al. to ensure that no anti-British stone is left unturned over the Biden visit.

    So we have a President in name only who has little grasp on why he is here reading scripts and the Guardian for instance trumpet….

    “Biden arrives with demand that UK settle row over Northern Ireland”



    “Biden accuses Boris….”



    US-UK special relationship: How goes it under Biden and Johnson?


    Notice it’s not Biden offers to help etc. it’s “demands” because Biden represents the new holy woke left who are never wrong and are here to save us and as we all know the UK are in the grip of right wing fascists under Boris.

    Also Biden is portrayed as the adult in the room trying to deal with a childish and out-of-control and dangerous Boris.

    Hence in the left-wing press view Biden is to be regarded as a negotiator and freedom fighter over here to help release our poor citizens from the yoke of the tyrannical right-wing, jackbooted tories.

    As far as I am concerned, Biden can stick his McDonalds, KFC’s, Hollywood and anything else that has enriched UK life and made us so happy and prosperous where the sun don’t shine!


  28. Tabs says:

    Lloyds bank manager ‘sacked for helping customer’ headhunted

    Usual BBC promotion of a helpful BAME person who helped a white person and “got sacked”. Not much on the details but loads about her being a angel.


    • JohnC says:

      And it was 18 months ago !!!.
      PR job by the new employer. Getting his return for why he took her on in the first place.
      I wonder if she realises.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Some very offensive language in this PR piece for green energy company Octopus otherwise heart-warming article. Specifically, Ms Begum is described as a ‘godsend’. Surely the term ‘Allah-send’ would be more inclusive?


  29. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Brexit Bashing Corporation in full flow toady on TOADY

    Waking late, no wokery here just pleasant dreams, I’m greeted by Beijing Biden news on TOADY that he will back the EU and the Irish Republic and beat Boris back on Brexit. Or maybe not. At first the BBC are certain this will happen but then a little element of doubt is allowed to creep in to later reports.

    Maybe some irritated Tweets, texts, e-mails and phone calls from Remainers who respect democracy have been received in W1A?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I was frankly surprised that the ‘big interview ‘ at 0810 was mishell talking to girls about sexual misconduct in schools and higher education .
      The profound issue of never teaching that something is just wrong – wasn’t touched on . Liberalism has bred a species which it seems for many provides an excuse to do whatever they want – such as taking pictures of private parts and spreading them on the internet – as well as casual sexual assault ……
      One loud middle class mother was saying about how she needed to educate her 11 year old son about porn – I suspect that might be a bit late…


  30. Jeff says:

    I’m not a massive sports fan…being a Fulham supporter…and have never really watched anything on Sky Sports. Yesterday, while visiting an old mate, I got to see about half an hour. Let me tell you that was more than enough. This channel is so infested by the intolerant wokerati that it makes the BBC look like Fox News. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

    They are absolutely obsessed with race. We had in depth studio discussions about the booing of the England players. Needless to say the booing was completely wrong.
    They talked about the young cricketer who offended some people with Tweets that go back a decade. “No place for these sort of people…”
    There was an interview with an athlete who lectured us about our opinions and how we’ve all got to get our thinking straight. When it was time for a commercial break we were bombarded with messages of support for BLM.
    One thing there wasn’t…anything about bloody sport!

    Eventually, after about half an hour of this unrelenting propaganda, I had to ask him to turn the bloody thing off.

    If you were thinking of taking out a subscription, a word of advice…


    • Fedup2 says:

      I gave up my sky subscription a few years ago for reasons I have recited here a couple of times – but the observation I think Brillo made the other day – that if you listen to the BBC or Sky or the rest – in terms of editorial – you can tell the woke difference .
      I’m hoping that Brillo TV will start a bit different .

      I’m also -forgive me – really hoping that some scandal befalls the England footy squad just before their first game – I don’t care what the allegation is – I just want them to feel more heat over their dumb virtue signaling ….

      By the way – condolences over the relegation – I liked going to Fulham – strange – empty ground . .


    • Up2snuff says:

      Jeff, the Sky sales people used to come round regularly every few months and used to be met with a “Thanks, but no thanks, don’t watch TV”. Then the ‘Murdoch Scandal’ erupted. I have been waiting, longing even, for them to return, so I can raise that matter and finish with “Please, can you give me a good reason why I should make the hideously wealthy Murdoch family any richer?”


    • The Sage says:

      Yes, I have just cancelled my Sky Sports subscription and for this reason. I have told Sky Sports I will renew when the political sloganising comes to an end. Luckily, the Sky Golf channel is pretty much free of this stuff but Sky Sports News is totally unwatchable.
      I shan’t being watching England play in the Euros for the same reason and until the team stops kneeling before each match.
      Let’s hope the booing reaches a crescendo.


  31. Fedup2 says:

    It seems that the department of health ran at least 10 exercises in the 5 years before covid practicing the response to a viral outbreak . I’m guessing – Jeremy hunt – who was in charge over that time – will still be a Teflon figure passing any blame for failure to prepare onto his successor ….

    I’m really hoping that any public inquiry worth its ‘ salt will publish these exercise reports – what lessons were learned ( if any ?) and what where not ( guess )…..


  32. Up2snuff says:

    Interesting ‘In Our Time’ on R4 this morning. It, however, has done nothing to improve my impression of highly paid academics.


  33. Dobyns says:

    Re: Oriel and Statues

    If these so-called “academics” really want to pursue their POV to its logical conclusion, they will return to the descendants of Cecil Rhodes all the monies he donated to Oriel College. This will be at present day value, having adjusted for inflation and including interest at the prevailing rates from the date of donation up to the date of payment.

    You don’t want the legacy, you have to give up the money too.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Dobyns, you are right. They should return the endowment. That money was such a substantial sum and was so well-invested over the years, that if my memory is correct, it currently provides bursaries for BIPOC/BAME students to study at Oxford. I may be wrong on that but if not . . . . …..



  34. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – you can’t get the staff you know

    The BBC on R4 at least have recently been making wild claims about employers being unable to find employees for vacant positions, mostly due to Brexit claims the BBC, and the inability of our Borders to remain open(!) to a constant flow of immigrants – legal ones, that is – in most part thanks to the Pandemic.

    Speaking of which, a reporter on TOADY this morning misused the word ‘Pandemic’ in relation to Dengue Fever. It may have been James Gallagher who repeats the error here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57417219

    You can’t get the (quality) staff you know.

    The unemployment stats should be out next week and I expect the BBC and R4 to have forgotten all the job vacancies waiting to be filled and will instead attack the Government for the numbers out of work. There’s nothing like the short memory and attention span of a BBC journalist and Editor.

    How is the oil price going, Simon Jack?


  35. vonrecht says:

    “President” Biden is visiting the UK? Wouldn’t be too sure of that, much as bbc will be ecstatic to report on it.


  36. Emmanuel Goldstein says:


    Maybe someone (Stew?) can show this better.


    • StewGreen says:


      That wasn’t difficult I right-clicked over the image to copy the image’s address
      then I clicked the insert image button on our page
      and pasted that address in.


  37. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #3 – where is ‘Part-time’ . . . is she in danger of being demoted? Or sacked?

    The Brexit Bashing Corporation went big on the visit of China Joe for the G7 conference this morning. Nick Robinson is clocking some impressive CO2 outputs to warm the planet to boiling point; Lake District on holiday and now Cornwall for the G7. Mishal tells me he will be back in his old job tomorrow – BBC Political Editor – reporting on the conference.

    Is Laura Kuenssberg on holiday? She usually is – hence the nickname, ‘Part-time’ – or is something else going on at the BBC? Is there an investigation by BBC Executives going on over ‘Wallpapergate’, especially after Sarah Montague dropped Part-time in it on air on TWatO, explaining that it was initiated or all cooked up by Part-time. Wouldn’t be the first time BBC bosses divert attention away from a really big scandal (Martin Bashir)+(TV Licence Fee) to parade their integrity over a lesser matter, would it?

    It couldn’t possibly be that?


    • Guest Who says:

      Odd that Poldark Cops seemed easily able to intercept Cornwall XR in their attempt to block a motorcade of several vehicles using more fuel in the jaunt form AF1 to the jaw-jaw than a three hour London standstill.

      Oh, well. Maybe Sleepy gave Greta a lift.


      Hope the BBC send their Ironycopter over.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Also on diverting Bashir – the report on how he was ‘recruited’ to be the Religous Editor ( ha Ha ) was meant to be out last week . Yet silence . And no question from anyone about ‘where is it ?’ ‘Why?’


      • Guest Who says:

        The BBC is allowed to miss deadlines.

        And get exempted from explaining.

        All in the Balen Guidelines if you look.

        Which you can’t.

        They are secret.


      • vonrecht says:

        Fed – We need to keep asking them, nay -demanding to know, as we pay their salaries. They are hoping the whole episode has been forgotten? Who would be best to write to, do you think? Happy to drop them a line. Let’s keep this in the public eye.
        Lefties know how to make a lot of noise about stuff; I always think we can learn from them…
        Biden, for example, thinks his fraudulent ‘election’ has been forgotten. It hasn’t.


  38. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #4 – as our Fed has mentioned, Ladies Day at TOADY has an obsession

    Sexual harrassment. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-57411363

    Immediately colossal ironies strike me. Owww!

    In a de-Christianised UK society that the BBC appears to favour, it is inevitable that people will no longer treat each other with respect. No boys will be taught and encouraged to behave like gentle men. No girls will be taught and encouraged to behave like gentle women.

    The Ofsted response was colossally ironic, you wonder about the quality of the brains there: “What we need is more sex education.” Er, isn’t that the partial or main cause of the problem?

    Of course, the BBC as part of the UK media can hardly hold its head up high. Sexualisation, the sex act, nudity or partial nudity are commonplace on the BBC and throughout the UK media.

    In the normal way of things, you have an programme maker – the BBC – making dramas, for which some actors, of all genders & ‘orientations’, just cannot wait to get their clothes off. Then you have the ‘awards season’ – which the BBC promotes and reports – where actresses compete to be photographed for the newspapers and the BBC web-site in the skimpiest or most transparent of dresses.


    • maxincony says:


      In a de-Christianised UK society that the BBC appears to favour, it is inevitable that people will no longer treat each other with respect.

      Employees of the Christian Church have sexually abused hundreds of thousands of children across the globe. Horrendous crimes deliberately covered up and excused by the leaders of the Christian Church for decades. Yet here you are promoting that very same organisation as a ‘solution’ to sexual harassment.

      …where actresses compete to be photographed for the newspapers and the BBC web-site in the skimpiest or most transparent of dresses.

      Ah, there you go; sexual harassment is caused by women.


      • taffman says:

        Hello maxincony,
        Have you anything to post about your beloved Al Beeb’s bias instead of your usual Trolling ?
        Your views would be well supported by a blog site hosted and run by yourself.
        Try it .


      • Banania says:

        So that is what the BBC believes about the Church! Good to have it from the horse’s mouth.


  39. Kaiser says:

    Adrian Chiles provided this morning entertainment

    he professed not to know what a “culture war” is rotfl

    discussed what other people thought it is and lightly touched on several subjects with some snp dork , some labour nobody and the wettest of wet torys

    nobody would say the fans are booing because they know BLM is a marxist black power organisation

    the scottish-irish snp dork said students taking down the queens portrait should be ignored because it didnt matter … well he would would he.

    chiles asked who were the culture warriors in regard to pulling down coulston statue , the mob or the people who objected to the destruction and vandalisation.

    So after skirting around some minor issues with platitudes for ten mins.

    His view was the torys are better at “culture wars” and are stoking it up to gain votes , despite not knowing what one is.

    quite quite bizarre


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Adrian Chile’s broadcasting technique is to pretend to be thick. Well, he wants us to think he is pretending, at any rate.


  40. pugnazious says:

    Rod Liddle in The Spectator…

    ‘Southgate’s instalment as manager of the national side would be a mystery to anyone who was not familiar with the workings of the Football Association. He was chosen, one assumes, because he seems a pleasant, polite man and isn’t a crook. Under his tutelage the current England side have regressed markedly in the past two years. Perhaps the best or second-best crop of talent in Europe — but you wouldn’t know it to watch them. Where there was once pace and daring there is now tortuous predictability and a grave lack of confidence. Perhaps he can put it right during this tournament — I hope so, but doubt it.’

    Not just football where everyone’s been neutered is it? Every school kid or university student, in every work place, across all the media and politics anything that smacks of intelligent, probing, exciting debate is silenced… ‘controversial’ thinking, broad-ranging, fact-based and innovative ideas and views are stifled and cancelled….even the Telegraph genuflects before the new McCarthyism as Julie Burchill gets sacked for a satirical, not racist at all, comment about the new Jesus and Mary. Maybe if she’d made a joke about immaculate conception instead of George Floyd she’d still have her job…anti-Christian rhetoric being totally acceptable.

    It can only get worse as the kids are being brainwashed and, well, abused really, as their education is replaced by touchy feely wokeness where facts and actually learning something useful are replaced by a racist and savage ideology that ironically tells them this is the new ‘nice’….as it teaches white kids to see themselves, their whole race, history, culture, as evil…literally.

    ‘‘…..mainstream feminism is mired in white supremacy.’

    You have to wonder how schools and universities so willingly go long with this…supposedly intelligent people in charge of these institutions and yet they seem to have not the slightest idea that what they allow, and indeed in many cases, actively encourage, is basically nuts….not to mention toxic and ultimately very dangerous as it poisons and warps young minds and ends up with society, civilisation, being torn apart…as we see happening right now.

    It’s a bit, a lot, like the socialist mindset and method, the capturing of the young, the brainwashing of the young to act as stormtroopers directed and programmed to destroy their own society in order to rebuild a new one. They are training the new ‘commissars’ who will check your thinking and if not in line with ‘The Party’ you’ll be sent to the killing fields.

    The BBC of course is fully on-board with this and acts as the mouthpiece and gatekeeper for the new ideological idiocy….supporting all the trendy, lol, causes from trans to BLM and eco-terrorism…whilst attacking and demonising Whites and ‘Whiteness’, women, males, Jews, Britain, British and Western history and culture, Christianity, Capitalism and Truth itself.

    The BBC that’s so ready to trash Britain in order to make a foreigner feel better about themselves aftercoming to Britain to leech off all the benefits of our society whilst telling us how awful the white people are.

    The Guardian’s Raj Patel is a perfect example…spends his career trashing the West and has declared Apple Pie, amongst many other things, ‘racist’….apple pie just being part of ‘a vast and ongoing genocide of Indigenous people’….and yet he was quick to apply for American citizenship. Hypocrite or just plain old parasite as he exploits all the opportunities and joys of a society built on that vast and ongoing genocide of Indigenous people…..look away, look away, look away Dixie Land!

    Then of course we had the recent academic lecturing the kids that she wanted to shoot white people….all, yep, all, of whom are evil and bad…demented, violent predators no less.

    Now another one pops up on the radar…..hmmm…a professor of gender studies….

    ‘Oxfam training guide blames ‘privileged white women’ over root causes of sexual violence’
    ‘Oxfam has produced guidance which states that: “Mainstream feminism centres on privileged white women and demands that ‘bad men’ be fired or imprisoned”.

    Accompanied by a cartoon of a crying white woman, it adds that this “legitimises criminal punishment, harming black and other marginalised people”.

    It advises staff to read a controversial book which concludes: “Mainstream feminism is supporting, not undoing, the root causes of sexual violence.”
    The four-week “learning journey” recommends that staff read Me Not You: The Trouble with Mainstream Feminism, a book by Alison Phipps, a professor of gender studies at the University of Sussex.’

    Pure insanity…and yet a high profile and very influential charity has adopted the zealot’s creed…how many other organisations are lining up to do so also? Just look at Stonewall which has positioned itself as the adjudicator of who and who is not ‘approved’…other organisations have been flocking to get its stamp of approval as right-on, right-thinking institutions.

    A relatively small group of people of like-mind zealots have captured our society and are trying to change and destroy it…and you don’t get a say….if you do poke your head above the parapet you can expect to be labelled in the usual way, probably cancelled and likely to lose your job as businesses run scared of upsetting the new priesthood.

    The so-called ‘elite’ are running scared and have to be seen and heard to be ‘allies’ of the new orthodoxy, running in fear of being labelled racists or transphobes or Islamophobes or climate change deniers.

    The Tories may make a few noises about challenging wokeness but will it really amount to real action? Look what happened when Boris suggested maybe the ECB had gone over the top by suspending Ollie Robinson….the BBC immediately mounted a counter-attack against him…same with the Sewel Report…the BBC immediately, even before it was published, trashed it.

    When a media organisation as massively powerful and influential as the BBC not only refuses to challenge the woke ideology but actively supports it and suppresses or demonises any voices that do there’s little hope.

    The BBC is the most corrupt, divisive, dangerous organisation in Britain.

    Check out the good professor’s words here…

    White feminism and the racial capitalist protection racket: from #MeToo to Me, Not You’
    ‘…..mainstream feminism is mired in white supremacy.’


    Let’s cancel Elvis…


  41. Fedup2 says:

    Elvis is evils and so viles … ( too much coffeeeee..)


  42. Fedup2 says:

    On the anniversary of D day plus 4 it looks like the American false president is siding with the Irish Kennedy IRA clan against Blighty over the NI brexit arrangements .

    Would be good is the MSM supporters of the fraud president really show out ….


  43. vonrecht says:

    Strange. On bbc TV News at 1pm we get to see the unelected (?) Biden arriving in the UK, J Sopel rambling on, but not telling us about the forensic audits going on in Arizona and elsewhere, to discover HOW Biden got ‘elected’ and WHETHER Biden got ‘elected’. But then, we wouldn’t expect anything forensic from the bbc…


  44. vonrecht says:

    Also on the bbc lunchtime news on 1, interesting finding by an appeal decision that people cannot simply declare what gender they feel they would like to be seen as, based on their sentiment, but beeb’s Charlotte Wright assures us that the tribunal still has to make a final decision in that regard.
    Beeb getting worried?


  45. G.W.F. says:

    Johnson has been given his climate orders from the BBC.



  46. digg says:

    This is how they cheat and manipulate all the time…

    The Independent headline…

    Biden scolds UK over Brexit in ‘unprecedented rebuke’ ahead of G7 summit.

    Which rather suggest Biden has had a major spat with Boris over allowing Brexit does it not?

    But then in the first para of subtext behind the headline click ….

    A warning from the Biden administration to Boris Johnson not to imperil peace in Northern Ireland amid fraught Brexit negotiations stands as an “unprecedented rebuke” for a British prime minister, Sir Keir Starmer has said ahead of the G7 summit.

    So it was actually Kier Starmer who came out with it.

    Surprise, surprise !

    This tactic of falsely attributing claims in headlines is a typical snake-trick of the left-wing MSM.

    Who the hell cares what Starmer says?

    And why do they not see that most people are bright enough to see right through their machinations.


    • Scroblene says:

      Actually, who really cares what a senile old fart from the US says anyway, his strings are being pulled by so many unpleasant people over there, they got him into the White House, and just feed him soundbites, which he has to read from an autocue – rather like our ‘newsreaders’.

      They don’t mind Camilla Norris spouting rubbish, as nobody even bothers to listen.

      The special relationship was started back when the US had a decent President, and the UK had a Prime Minister with balls.

      Now there’s neither.

      The BBC will just troll on, not really understanding what’s going on, but taking their cue from WAPO, HUFFP and CNN. Luckily, most UK citizens don’t give a toss what they come up with.


    • taffman says:

      Like Al Beeb, most middle class politicians treat the plebs with contempt. Re Brexit “we did not know what we were voting for”.
      Most clever people do not “do” politics they “do” real jobs.
      Next time vote for The Reform Party. Parliament is full of actors pretending to be politicians.


  47. Ian Rushlow says:

    Surprised the BBC haven’t tried to defend this nurse by saying she was desperately hungry due to low wages and Tory Kutz in the NHS.




  48. Rob in Cheshire says:

    I was listening to a bit of 5 Woke last night.

    The news covered the arrival of Joe & Jill Biden to the UK at an “RAF” base, in reality a USAF base of course.

    The report said that Joe Biden made a speech to the troops (no doubt delighted to have their Wednesday night ruined), followed by some words from Mrs Biden.

    Amazingly, we heard nothing from Sleepy Joe, only Mrs Biden’s speech. I cannot recall this ever happening. I can only assume that Sleepy Joe was even less coherent than normal, and the BBC happily covered for him, just as they are not mentioning the Arizona audit or Hunter’s liberal use of the “N” word in his emails.

    Because there are no enemies on the left.


    • Scroblene says:

      I thought they’d landed in Dublin!

      Nearly right, but Cornwall is a few miles to the South East, but there again, I’m sure he’ll find out soon enough.

      I hear that Greta is flying in a private plane to meet him, but there again, that’s ‘virgin on the ridiculous’…


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Fortunately for Greta, she’s now 18 and so relatively safe from Joe 90’s attentions. Unlike these other 693 girls and young women:



    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Rob, it was probably past his bedtime.


  49. pugnazious says:

    Just looking at Guido’s Owen Jones hack….

    ‘Every now and then, failed PhD student and amateur psephologist Owen Jones opens his laptop and attempts to explain to his Guardian readership what the Labour Party is doing wrong. Given that the party’s been polling in the gutter for quite a few years now, Owen has had plenty of time to figure out the problem and what should be done about it. ‘

    If media companies had to justify their position with a public vote the BBC would be just where Labour is…and for exactly the same reasons….their worldview. Doesn’t matter which leader Labour has it’s still BBC through and through….it might have a smooth, urbane, metropolitan sophisticate in charge but underneath it’s still so very Corbyn….as is the BBC.

    On the surface respected, trustworthy, metropolitan and totally trustworthy but underneath a nasty, extremist, divisive and corrupting worldview that aims not to unite, enhance and enrich but to literally destroy….in order to rebuild back better….the shining new utopia.

    If we had to vote the BBC would surely be polling, as Labour is, in the gutter….which is apt as that would be alongside its so-called journalism.


  50. taffman says:

    “Cecil Rhodes: Oxford lecturers boycott Oriel College over statue decision”
    How much money do these so called “lecturers” get paid ?
    Evidently they have too much time on their hands and have little to worry about . Sack them and perhaps then they will get a real job and learn what work is like.
    I would guess that, like most academics, they left school, went to ‘younie’, and are now back there, indoctrinating the next generation of Marxists.
    IMHO, They are trying to emulate the Communist Cultural Revolution of the 60’s .
    This country would be a far, far better country if those that hated Great Britain just quietly left for Russia or China and lived there happily ever after .


    • pugnazious says:

      Lol….They will be sadly missed…students would get a better, more rounded education by watching YouTube than listening to these gender/race/trans studies professors…cheaper, better and more balanced. Sack ’em all…scholars must fall.


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