489 Responses to Midweek Thread 23 June 2021

  1. harry142857 says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57575896

    Euro 2020: England aspire to ‘champagne football’, says manager Gareth Southgate

    As they say, comments could be going better.

    England won’t be winning anything with such a woke, anodyne, unadventurous yes man.

    They had a good ten minute spell against mediocre opposition

    The players are not good enough, and ‘star player’ ‘Arry Kane hasn’t turned up yet.

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    • Foscari says:

      Harry-I must reiterate on what I wrote last night. I only
      watch the football on ITV for the adverts . I want to go
      on line and buy a product every time I see a family
      gathering. The virtue signalling brings me out in goose
      pimples.
      The BBC just don’t know what they are missing not
      having adverts on their channel. It’s just not the same
      as having continuity presenters telling us what’s coming
      on next in patois.
      Yes I do feel guilty on being married for 53 years to a women
      of the same ethnicity as me.

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  2. Ian Rushlow says:

    Devastating blow for BBC as Scotland knocked out of Euro 2020 football at hands of Croatia. Experts claim it was down to lack of black players in Scottish squad and institutional racism. Calls for England to withdraw from campaign in solidarity.

    Could an independent Scotland within the EU have won the competition? We speak to Nicola Krankie of the Scottish National Socialist Party.

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    • Scroblene says:

      And they had Andy Murray commenting afterwards, well some sort of droning whine sounded the same…

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    • Sluff says:

      ………in an interview Ms. Krankie said ‘this result is entirely due to the evil Tory government in Westminster continually underfunding Scotland. They are only interested in England’

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  3. taffman says:

    “Government approach to business ‘chaotic’ and ‘incoherent’, says Heseltine”
    Why are Al Beeb wheeling out this old Tory ‘remainer’ again ?

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    • Guest Who says:

      They have to rotate with Femi and Adonis.

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    • Scroblene says:

      He didn’t do too bad out of it when he was there, and before he funked his own ‘leadership campaign!

      Like Major, Clarke, Blair, Brown; all men from another failing era, so much liked by the BBC.

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      • taffman says:

        Scroblene
        Like A Beeb, all are toxic and striving to get Great Britain back into the European Empire . An empire that we voted to leave five years ago today.

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    • Jagman84 says:

      They are acting like a Socialist regime so it’s not hard to see why.

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  4. Guest Who says:

    Sawwwwwwy.

    All good.

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    • digg says:

      Can you imagine how this clip would have been reported if it was someone the BBC didn’t like any more, Morrisey for instance?

      They would have been spitting feathers but it’s a nice young woke lady who made an inadvertent gaffe while she was not thinking so that’s fine!

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    • JohnC says:

      The utter absurdity of it all is that by the Left’s definiton of racism, Asian or black people can do exactly the same to white people and it isn’t.
      ‘racism: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.’
      WTF has whether or not the target is a minority got to do with it ?.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Raised yesterday, but…. #CCBGB

    I wonder if that bbc Pret lady from QT is a patron?

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    • Scroblene says:

      This must be the end of the world! My God! How can we charge all that money for a bucket of baked beans and a dead cat, and not have a poo-man to take away the remains!

      I ask you, what is the place coming to…

      Guest, you deserve a medal for getting these scoops on show, it’s still quite early y’know!

      Great stuff!

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    • JohnC says:

      Everyone has a few grand in the bank and have got used to the easy life living off furlough. They don’t want to go back to sh1t jobs just yet.
      They have the had first taste of communism and living off the state with other people’s money. They’ll get the second when the consequences of huge debt and no more free money left hits the fan.

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    • Jagman84 says:

      If the mandate for bloody masks is removed then he may have some success. Who’d want to wear one for 8 hours or more for minimum wage?

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  6. taffman says:

    “Indyref2: Scottish independence referendum unlikely before 2024 – Gove”.
    Great Britain is one island . As the security and defence of the nation is dependent on being one border the whole of Great Britain should be participating in any future referendum.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman – Brillo interviewed a Scottish National socialist from the Alba party who explained why the 800 000 Scots in England are not entitled to a vote .

      Maybe Alba thinks that the software for fixing elections is too expensive …

      Btw – someone buy Lula Modric a drink – maybe scotch – Bris?

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    • JimS says:

      One (small) island, one set of health rules?

      Anyone is welcome to come to Scotland, provided they hate the English, (and Whhite people?). The Scots that live in England are traitors who refuse to hate the enemy and must not be allowed anywhere near a vote!

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      • JohnC says:

        A sour face and a tendancy to gripe and moan in a monotone drone doesn’t go amiss either.

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        • TrickCyclist says:

          “It is never difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine.”
          – P. G. Wodehouse

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  7. taffman says:

    Covid travel rules and laws are a joke . We don’t need new rules , we need a new PM and cabinet. The present one is a joke.

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  8. vlad says:

    To illustrate their Covid update, the BBC choose a totally random photo of a vaccinator (left).

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274

    9k=

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    • Guest Who says:

      They alternate Palestinian Authority media with Getty.

      And who looks so chipper when about to be jabbed?

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  9. Fedup2 says:

    Taffman – the problem is that the British voting public like ‘jokes ‘ . Nut nut has a rare commodity – he has gained the ‘affection ‘ of voters with the buffoon act .
    However – with inflation and interest rates and tax rises looking imminent before the end of 2021 he might not be so popular .

    Back to the BBC –

    The DT reports that British athletics tried to charge the BBC for some tedious athletics thing this weekend but the BBC wanted it for free. Maybe sky or BT or Amazon will pick it up –

    3 days of woke worship of coloured people who can run fast ain’t for me . ….
    So looks like the BBC schedule will involve people with matching sweatshirts bidding or buying antiques ?

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    • taffman says:

      The buffoonery act is beginning to wear thin with the public .

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    • JimS says:

      “So looks like the BBC schedule will involve people with matching sweatshirts bidding or buying antiques ?”

      Four people buy retail and try to sell wholesale. Not only that, they often buy what they like, not what the buyers might like. Britain no longer a nation of shopkeepers but of lazy customers?

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Jim – I don’t know what these programmes are – but they always seem to be wearing matching ‘uniforms ‘ – I’ve seen that ‘omes unda da ‘ammer ‘ show where filthy capitalist scum buy repossessed homes , get a kid to paint everything mushroom then rent it to the Social for big profits l – very – er BBC …..

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      • Seppers says:

        I don’t get why the auction bidders don’t just go down to the antiques market?

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  10. Guest Who says:

    Dilemmas abound as bbc editorial gathers in Frankie Howerd for a line to take pow wow.

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    • taffman says:

      Guest Who
      Every cloud has a silver lining ?

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Komrads. We have a contradiction within identity politics. We are promoting Islam and Lesbianism

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      • JimS says:

        Shades of Grey, all these Lesbians and Feminist groups just forming up harems waiting (panting) for their Muslim sheik to come along?

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  11. Guest Who says:

    #CCBGB

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    • JimS says:

      Blimee! What are the odds of getting three ‘white’ football players together?

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  12. Guest Who says:

    Joy of joys; the Hack with the Rack has expanded her scope and… guess what!

    She invites a representative sample of bbc public to get in touch…. from a sample she has left unblocked.

    Sure her French and Russian and years of science training in the field will see her have them convinced to join XR daubing a building by week’s end.

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  13. vlad says:

    Alex Belfield weighs into the M&S George Floyd ad.

    “I’ll Never Shop In M&S Again 🤬 Beyond Insulting”

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    • taffman says:

      #me too.

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    • Guest Who says:

      OT, but the Indy does love a #criticsaresaying too.

      Still, the GB ban atones, surely?

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Stopped shopping in M&S about 2 years ago. Had gone in to buy a shirt – every single poster in the menswear section featured a black man, thought I’d been mysteriously teleported to a branch in Lagos or Johannesburg. Message to M&S based on the title of a 2016 movie: “I Am Not Your Negro”.

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    • NCBBC says:

      George Floyd is the same person who was a habitual criminal? Since when did a habitual criminal become an example.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Maybe M&S sell stab-proof vests for pregnant women!

        Nope, not on our cards to visit anytime in the future now! Shame really, but there it is, ‘Rat'(ner) on your customers, and they shop elsewhere! We’ve already saved about fifty notes and counting!

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        • NCBBC says:

          Senior management I thought were intelligent and informed people. I find it difficult to comprehend that they have fallen for an outright fascist organisation such as BLM. M&S senior management particularly so.

          Or is that they are doing reverse psychology to bring BLM down.

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  14. taffman says:

    Great Britain 🇬🇧 first withe the vaccine!
    Last to take advantage of it ?

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  15. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    “There is, understandably going to be some discomfort with the procedure, but it should not be overwhelming.”

    ***
    See where this is headed yet?

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  16. Fedup2 says:

    Excellent news – thousands of VIPs will be coming to Londonistan to watch some football matches – without checks or the sort of 10 day lockdowns required by British people like me .
    I will have to lockdown when i return to Blighty – there is obviously a biological difference between me and Football VIPs .
    Nice bit of corruption – but I suppose the exemption for journalists and diplomatic staff -doesn’t get much of a mention either

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    • taffman says:

      Fedup2
      One rule for some ………..
      Covid does not affect you if you arrive by dingy or if you have a football ticket?
      Follow the money.

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    • Peter Grimes says:

      I think the threat of moving it elsewhere ‘persuaded’ pliable BoJo to concede.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Peter – it might as well have gone elsewhere because UK involvement in semi finals will hopefully be zip .

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    • Seppers says:

      And that’s why I am no more a Tory than a lefty though currently I am so appalled at the alternative I lend them my vote.
      Two-tier systems of privilege abound with left and right.
      And football is always King.

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  17. theisland says:

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/587212

    “Hold a binding referendum on the future of the TV licence.”

    22 June 2021
    The government has committed to maintain the licence fee funding model for the duration of this Charter period, until 2027. The licence fee model will be reconsidered ahead of the next Charter Review.

    etc. etc.

    The government has ‘committed’ to a lot of things – including reducing immigration. It is now ‘committed’ to enabling and hiding illegal immigration. It follows that the government will be ‘committed’ to the licence fee model well beyond 2027.

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    • JohnC says:

      UN Afghan envoy Deborah Lyons alarmed at Taliban gains
      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57564716
      Then Deborah is in the wrong job. Does she think they sit and sing Kumba-Ya every night ?. I wonder how many have been murdered since we pulled out for being colaborators. We won’t get told anything about that until it suits some ‘victim’ agenda where the blame can be twisted and placed on the UK.
      While reading this article, I did my usual check to see who got called a terrorist. The answer – as expected – was nobody. So I decided to see if the UK designates the Taliban as a terrorist organisation.
      Remember how we are being told the ‘Far-right’ represent one of the biggest risks ?. Just take a look at this list on who is considered to be terrorists. It’s page after page of Muslim groups. Including the Taliban.
      https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proscribed-terror-groups-or-organisations–2/proscribed-terrorist-groups-or-organisations-accessible-version
      Further from what I found the other day, the BBC are refusing to call any Muslims ‘terrorists’ any more because their global reach means they might well be someone’s ‘freedom fighters’.
      It’s absolutely wrong. It’s the BBC reporting and one B stands for ‘British’. If the UK classifies anyone as terrorists, the BBC should be forced to include the word every time they describe the group.
      Just who do these people think they are ?. I’ve seen the videos of what these terrorist do and the BBC are protecting them. They make me sick.

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  18. Peter Grimes says:

    I wonder how this worked out?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40411032

    Latest I read 5.6 million had applied for settled status, and our useless Government was urging EU nationals to apply before month-end whilst saying that they would look upon late applicants sympathetically…whilst confirming that our expatriates in the EU were being stalled or denied the paltry benefits grudgingly supposed to be given on a reciprocal basis.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/06/22/british-citizens-eu-denied-work-healthcare-brexit-priti-patel/

    (Just btw, the UK has ALWAYS paid for the healthcare costs of our citizens in the EU, they have always invoiced us.)

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  19. Deborah says:

    Last night on GB News Dan Wooten interviewed Shaun Bailey who had stood for Mayor of London. This was the first interview I had seen him give. I now understand why the BBC had given him a low profile. I still probably don’t know all his politics but he has a lot more personality that the present mayor and also appears to know more about the real world.

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    • Peter Grimes says:

      If the Tory party had been less niggardly in funding him and pushing his candidacy for London mayor, we might not have been saddled with the useless, virtue-signalling wastrel Sad Dick Khant. Bailey nearly did it on his own!

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  20. Guest Who says:

    OT, but given the dominance of Jez’ stormtroopers of faith in Labour, how the BBC spin this one will be impressive.

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    • tomo says:

      iirc Keir & Co. were pretty chummy with Phil Shiner’s PIL crowd + Leigh Day.

      Leigh Day partners have been photographed at Labour soirees with that Nugee bint. I wonder if Starmer’s chambers have had any hand in either defending squaddies or prosecuting them?

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  21. Fedup2 says:

    As predicted by quite a few here Covid Delta Plus has arrived . Delta Plus is the cutting edge in virus infections . It can be yours if you engage with new arrivals from India – or perhaps EUFA officials , their staff and families in the coming days .

    I have to make ‘light ‘ of it or despair might pay an unwelcome visit …

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    • tomo says:

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    • NCBBC says:

      There will be mutations all the time. That’s the nature of virus’. The new mutation puts us in the same league as the ones we already have, which put us in the top of world mortality rates.

      Dr John Campbell indicates that we will have long term immunity from corona XX . No need for continuous jabs.

      What I feel is that by increasing hysteria about SARS type virus and others that follow, plays into the hands of those who wish us to be masked and hobbled forever.

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    • Jagman84 says:

      Amazingly, it shares the same outward symptoms as hay fever so that millions will rush to take a discredited and flawed covid test. Easy to manufacture lots of positives and lock down the UK for an extended period.

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  22. Guest Who says:

    What was it about a bunch of elitist out of touch Remainers that first attracted the BBC to Mike today?

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    • Guest Who says:

      And here is a bbc alumnus explaining how it is that he does not hear things.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Surely Heseltine must be old enough to become President of something or other or contribute to Biden’s best seller , ‘ Life After Dementia ‘.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      How they get a licence to exhume hezza again and again is beyond me …
      The bbc newspaper tells us how well the EU has been doing without us …

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    • Seppers says:

      I thought his government just did away with it all. Was that a strategy? Correct me if I’m wrong.

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  23. Doublethinker says:

    Advice Requested

    I have received my fourth letter from the TV Licensing Authority, the one warning me that I have only 10 days left before they will send someone round to see me.

    Can you please advise me what is likely to happen next and what is the best way to go forward .

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Double – you tease . … since you dont watch TV you dont need a licence .
      I use the letters for shopping lists and the like .

      I get a letter roughly every 4 weeks . I miss the ones which said ‘ we know where you live ‘ – which was a bit strange because if they didnt how could they send a letter ?

      Anyway – presumably the letter was addressed to ‘ the occupier ‘ . I was thinking of changing my name to ‘ mr occupier ‘ to help TVL out – but then again not.

      In summary – do nothing – there is no legal requirement to communicate in any way with TVL . So no coms . Your chances of a visit is infinitely low – but if it happens – not a word – close the door on him / her .

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Double, “Can you please advise me what is likely to happen next” Not a lot at present. I have been getting threatening letters almost on a monthly basis. I must get around to sending another ‘cease and desist’ warning to the boss of TV Licensing. I think it is because of the Pandemic, the most likely thing is that an ‘enforcement officer’ (note the small e & o) will put a slip or card through your letterbox and run away from fear of Covid. Has happened to me during the Pandemic.

      You are under no obligation to let someone from TV Licensing even talk to you, let alone enter your home although in the very distant past – when I was a lot more tolerant about this and before the big horror stories started – I have done both.

      If you do open the door to a caller and they show the TV Licensing ID, say nothing to them. Do not answer their questions. Best to shut the door in my view untill you have served at least two notices to ‘Cease and Desist’ upon TV Licensing under the Protection from Harassment Act 1989. If you are wealthy, or choose to spend your Licence Fee savings pot, you can pay a solicitor to do it for you. You can also do it yourself.

      Keep copies of those letters in a place near your front door where you can reach them without leaving the door unattended. They can then be shown, while you remain silent, to the TV Licensing person. If you have a phone you could do one of two things: either film and record what happens next or phone the police on 999. It would then help if you can film or get a note of the TVL operative’s car or van Licence number.

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      • SLAW IS WAR says:

        You don’t even have to open the door. Let them stand out in the rain. Mock them for being wet, like their employers. Revel in their suffering, as they do yours.

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    • Nibor says:

      Double ,

      If one does ever visit (unlikely ) , be cleaning your shotgun or polishing your antique sword and ask if they ever found the other TV licence goon that was around your area .

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      • JimS says:

        Why do the police never come around to check for my non-existent unlicenced shotgun or HMRC for my non-existent unlicenced alcohol still?

        They don’t even bother to write!

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    • Deborah says:

      Surely at the moment, if you get a visit, is to say you are isolating and possibly start coughing. My hay fever is bad at the moment, Double I am sure yours isn’t so good either.

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    • taffman says:

      doublethinker
      Watch this gent……………………

      What’s more don’t let em in and do not answer any question.
      They have been here more than four times.
      Bin any threatograms.

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    • Banania says:

      If the TV goon calls, don’t let him in or engage in conversation of any kind. Don’t even tell him who you are. Whether you have a TV in the house or not is none of his business. Don’t be drawn into discussing anything; just send him away.

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  24. AsISeeIt says:

    Proud independent island nation

    Some time ago the government made an unspoken decision that health passports were the way of the future. Michael Gove headed up the project.

    However, they found their plans met considerable public pushback.

    So they have employed carrot and stick tactics to threaten and to cajole the public into acceptance of their policy goal.

    On the threat side we had a government-sponsored media obsession with the apparently dangerous, so-called, Indian varient – which for PC reasons morphed into the Delta varient.

    Cue the sound of the shark theme from the movie Jaws.

    How did this affect us? Well, the NHS wasn’t overwhelmed and there weren’t mass deaths but we did get scary TV news reports from India then the supposed 21st June lockdown unlocking was put back by four weeks and all your foreign holidays were cancelled.

    Bad Cop has given the prisoner a jolly good working over, bouncing him off the walls of the cell, so now he leaves the room nursing his bruised knuckles. In comes Good Cop, leaving the door tantalisingly ajar and with the offer of a nice cup of tea – if you’ll just do as he says…

    Blueprint for holiday lift-off‘ (Daily Mail)

    Cue the theme from the movie The Sound of Music.

    Or alternatively, in the spirit of diversity, that old spiritual sung by Paul Robeson – Let My People Go

    And the deal with the Devil is: ‘Ministers poised to end amber list curbs for fully-jabbed from July 19. Trips to US, France, Spain and Italy could be on‘ (Mail)

    So let’s just take a step back and think about what this means. A perfectly healthy individual is to be condemned by the State to a form of internal exile, with all overseas travel privileges indefinitely removed, if they should choose not to submit to certain medical procedures.

    Let’s just check what civil rights the Guardian is up in arms about today: ‘Don’t delay applying to stay, EU citizens warned

    I’m as fondly Brexiteer as Nigel Farage when he was in full on Leave mode but since I’ve no beef with European people I’m somewhat alarmed by the covid-emboldened authoritarian language used here: ‘…notices will tell them to submit an application or risk consequences, which include losing their rights to healthcare and employment‘ – where to even begin with that?

    Sounds like that old much maligned “hostile environment” – right? So where is the Left speaking up to protect us from the hostile environment second-class citizen apartheid status fast developing around the no-jab community?

    As for withdrawal of rights to healthcare and employment, that of course won’t happen – there’d be a rush of civil rights lawyers on that one like summer time wasps on a neglected picnic jam sandwich. Anyway economic lockdowns have surely already done quite enough damage to all our rights to healthcare and employment for some form of class action.

    Of course there has been collateral damage caused by the government’s policies of arm-twisting toward jab passports. Our massive fuss over the India varient gave Sir Keir Starmer the opening to make just about the only important – dare one say forensic – point he has ever uttered at PM’s question time when he questioned the government allowing in 20,000 people arriving from India. Sadly for Sir Keir that was not widely reported; the corporate media and his Leftist fellow travellers (but I repeat myself) found his argument, as cogent as it might be in this case, inevitably cast a light on immigration, so still tasted to them much like his usual cold gruel.

    And our India lurgy fuss which gave all of us the Bombay Squeeky Bum was of course reported abroad – and as any good brief will warn you will be used in evidence against us: ‘Merkel and Draghi voice Wembley fears. The German chancellor and Italian prime minister have raised concerns over holding the final matches of Euro 2020 in London amid fears over the spread of the Delta varient of coronovirus‘ (FT)

    But don’t concern yourselves – nobody in the ruling elites actually believes these covid restrictions are really holding back the black death – you all saw the pictures from the G7 Cornwall gig – it’s all just so much posturing for advantage: ‘Boris Johnson is said to be keen to ward off a bid by… Mario Draghi to switch the last game to Italy… and talks are taking place with orgainisers Uefa to have foreign fans and 2,500 VIPs at the matches‘ (Metro)

    In further news of failed grandiose globalist cooperation: ‘G7 snubbed. Tax resistance in Bermuda. Bermudian finance minister… has told the Financial Times the island’s taxation regime is a matter of sovereignty‘ – and quite right too.

    And with the added advantage that those off-shore globalist billionaire fortunes secreted away in Bermuda will remain safe. Anyway, time for an grandstanding sloganistic platitudinous statement – How dare the globalists threaten the sovereignty of that proud independent island nation.

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  25. theisland says:

    There were also reports of an EU trawler nearby.

    Are these two things connected?

    When will this useless government protect us?

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  26. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – The BBC really hate England.

    It is strange when you consider that England provides the bulk of the BBC’s revenues. The BBC really ought to love England and be a little cooler to Wales and Scotland and Northern Ireland because those other home nations have all cost the BBC extra money that they cannot spend on themselves making their already vast salaries ever more hugemungusly big.

    On the web-site last night, Scotland first item, England second. 8 a.m. News during TOADY this morning was the same. Mishal was having a day off from the ISCBC (Indian sub-Continent Broadcasting Corporation) but after Amol Rajan did a good job on the 8.10 Big Interview Slot, what was the next item?

    The Bee Lady talking about Scottish footie before the sports segment, too! And Martha is Irish. Auughhhh! Off switch activated, temporarily.

    I have to own up to something here. I’m a wee bit conflicted as some longer-term folk here may have guessed from posts of the past: my ancestors have migrated. From all over, including within the UK.

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    • Seppers says:

      Why should we worry about where your ancestors are from and why should it make you conflicted?
      I have also thought the bbc is anti-English in that – certainly in recent years though perhaps a bit less now – it has seemed to want to negate the notion of England or of identifying as English, whilst simultaneously highlighting and pressing home the distinctiveness and nationhood of the other home nations, the football being pretty much the only exception. And England is somehow the rest of Britain. Eg in history documentaries scientists may be Scottish (Jenner) or British (Newton), etc. And I have wondered why this is.
      My partner is Scottish and has also noticed this though he isn’t too bothered about it.
      It doesn’t even particularly make sense as a pro-indy strategy.
      I just think it would be unbiased to either say everyone is British or to use all nationalities. Consistent and therefore not open to speculation.
      (Yes, I do continue to dream that the bbc could become impartial and transparent again, but not holding out much hope.)

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  27. tomo says:

    I dropped it in the end of start the week thread but … I’m going to harp on a bit and re- post. The topic to hand is close to the hearts of many at the BBC – and my repeating is going to be one raindrop in the torrent of climate BS headed our way.

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    • theisland says:

      Definitely worth re-posting.
      “WHO Staffer says climate lockdowns may one day be necessary to save the planet”
      (excludes China of course).

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      • pugnazious says:

        That’s what’s already going on….the real reason for lockdowns….stop you travelling, keep you at home, work from home, Boris saying being fat is dangerous and linked to covid…hence control what you eat…smart meters to control your energy use and ration it, electric cars….a rich man’s toy, emission zones stopping you using your car…again only the rich will be able to afford driving, anti-meat propaganda from government and the BBC, anti-capitalism, anti-consumerism [anti-job, anti-money]…everything will be handed to us by government…rationed and controlled ‘to save the planet’…housing, food, jobs, ‘your needs’….sounds very familiar….we voted down Corbyn and we got Corbyn on steroids.

        The lockdowns now are designed to normalise them, to make them part of our lives….to allow government to impose them at will for any reason in order ‘to save something’….as you can hear stopping a flu surge is the next excuse for lockdown….then it will be openly ‘to save the planet’
        Keep lockdowns going long enough, with a compliant and collaborative media, and people will forget what it was like without them and start to ‘live with them’.

        We’ve already heard the Great and the Good tell us we must own nothing, and indeed in the last few days people have been suggesting no-one in America should own a house….then it’ll be nor a car nor any possessions..nor indeed your own children…they will be State property….their little minds and bodies trained and controlled by State commissars….oh hold on….that’s already going on as children are brainwashed in school about the evilness of Whiteness and climate change.

        1984 is upon us and is just as frightening as the book.

           32 likes

        • JimS says:

          Baseless! Marianna says so!

          If you ask nicely you can cry on her shoulder.

             8 likes

          • Scroblene says:

            Plenty of other places to cry, Jim…

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          • tomo says:

            Princess Marianna eh?

            I daresay she’s had a few sessions fawning adoringly at Mr. Harrabin’s altar…

            I’d start looking for typical Harrabin-ism’s in her copy….

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        • Seppers says:

          Whilst there certainly is some 1984 type stuff in the ether I don’t see how lockdown as a response to a pandemic can be linked to that.
          I think the bbc embues things with its agendas but I don’t think it or the government or anything would be that clever and organised re what you’re saying.
          Just because some voices link this with solutions to climate etc it doesn’t mean this was all cooked up on false pretences -because just look at Brazil etc.

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        • NCBBC says:

          Lockdowns are coming and forever. It will be to stop Climate Change – the reason for the coup against Pres Trump.

          Many cities are painting wide bike lanes in addition to bus lanes. The result is traffic chaos all round. Car only lanes are jammed at ine place while empty at another, as one cannot use an empty lane bus lane to go around a stoppage.

          Meanwhile buses are empty as no one wishes to travel in a covid infected bus. And you are lucky if you ever see a cyclist.

          This is just a manifestation of the realisation by the Masters that they can boss us around, and we will obey.

          Our masters have to be stopped before they destroy the nation. The only way left is to vote for The Monster Raving Loony Party – the only sane party left.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      tomo, Tucker should run for President in 2024.

         9 likes

      • tomo says:

        He’s already said repeatedly that he’s not up for it. tbh – I feel that he’s probably better suited to a “consultancy role” for somebody like Ron DeSantis – that would put the wind up the Dems.

        While he’s not to everybody’d taste and the advertorial for guns, pillows and VPNs grates a lot on occasion – Dan Bongino has a real handle on the central themes of US politics in a practical hands-on sense.

        The serious Democrats and the serious swamp behind the procession of ghastly boobs that are out front of house are playing hardball and it’s past time that the opposition took that on board and returned a few hard volleys.

        I see that “sue and settle” is making a comeback with the EPA and environmental groups and the corruption is absolutely epic

        If you have not seen this – then you are missing out on a significant part of the picture in the US.

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        • NCBBC says:

          The DoJ and FBI are now weaponised for the Democrats and Big Tech and to Save the planet – of course.

          Dinesh dSouza

          Both influence the UK.
          fe.

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      • Banania says:

        “Tucker should run for President.”
        Can’t we get him over here? And Candice Owens, while we are about it.

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  28. StewGreen says:

    9:30am I am assaulted by BBC Green agenda pushing again
    A Doctor’s lecture about her campaign to get more Green POLITICS into the NHS

    An item that begins with a Trojan horse of talking about a sick little boy Ahmed and helping him get fit by leaving his flat more.

    It had the normal problems
    : overstatement eg that the asthma that killed Kissigani was CAUSED by traffic pollution ..no it was probably made worse by pollution
    : mixing up Climate Change and plastic pollution…they are two different things
    If plastic is used properly it doesn’t create CO2
    : The idea that green measure are Win/Win … Britains big electric prices due to green measures do a lot of harm
    .. Veganism was pushed too

    Welcoming us into her consulting room to meet her patients,
    Tamsin describes her journey to climate activism,
    and why she’s convinced that looking for ‘double wins’ is the way forward.
    From giving a lecture about the environment to a sea of faces all sipping coffee from plastic cups,
    to the challenges of winning over already hard-pressed colleagues,
    in this witty talk Tamsin describes the realities of climate activism on the NHS frontline.
    As she prescribes health interventions with positive side-effects for the planet,
    she offers a new way to talk about climate change.

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    • Banania says:

      Whenever you read the words “the planet” you know you are reading nonsense.

         4 likes

  29. StewGreen says:

    9:44m more agenda pushing
    and excited trailer “My Loud and Proud library on BBC Sounds
    A library of 60 BBC programme such as My Non-Binary Life

    video tweet .. https://twitter.com/BBCSounds/status/1401222285693009923

       9 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      There are already 182 episodes of the BBC LGBTQ Sports podcast

      Seems the BBC is running a de facto LGBTQ radio station, as well as a black and a South Indian station

         13 likes

      • digg says:

        If the BBC can help bloat the perception that lots of “significant” groups are opposing the status quo, they will. It’s part of a plan to convince us all that we must be wrong-headed by pretending numerous splinter groups are actually the mainstream opinion.

        Setting people against each other is an age-old tactic in an attempt to bring down mainstream society so the BBC will use it wherever possible be it by gender, race, immigrants, the regions etc. etc.

        Interesting how there seem to be no obvious “Muslim” faces in the photo but then again, they are in a different BBC “tool box” I guess.

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  30. pugnazious says:

    The woman who hates flag-shaggers and mocks the Queen is asking what you think of Brexit today…I’m guessing she’s not a fan with her sneery ‘We’re not where we expected to be’…..of course from her BBC pro-Remain ivory tower Brexit was never the destination but if you’re a Brexiteer I’m guessing you’re pretty happy.

    What’s going on in NI? That’s in great part down to the BBC which lied and spread dangerous misinformation in support of the EU’s ‘Backstop’…something the Irish Press itself called ‘Dynamite’ so explosive was it….literally explosive as it relied upon the threat of terrorism from the IRA whom the EU, and the BBC, seemed to have recruited as their proxy army threatening mass murder, torture and violence if they didn’t get their way.

    The Backstop was a device designed to annex NI and put a border between it and the mainland…as it has done…with the consequent disastrous results which were easily foretold.
    The BBC never once questioned the justification or motivation of the Backstop…instead immediately coming out and saying if we didn’t comply with it the IRA would mobilise their terrorists and break the Good Friday Agreement if a hard border was imposed.

    Why did the BBC justify, legitimise and give licence to terrorism as part of the EU’s negotiating tactics? Why did the BBC keep telling us the GFA was under threat when the GFA said absolutely nothing about the border and the form it should take? Why did the BBC totally ignore the threat from Loyalist terrorists if the Backstop was implemented and the dire trade restrictions and consequences of a border in the Irish Sea?

    The BBC presented a very one-sided, very dangerous, narrative about NI and in doing so forced the hand of politicians to agree to the Backstop rather than putting the real choices and possible consequences from all sides.

    The BBC is the most dangerous organisation in Britain today.

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  31. pugnazious says:

    Anytime, day or night, and you switch on the BBC and you can almost guarantee to be assaulted by the ‘liberal’ fascism that oozes out onto the airwaves…either whiny Black Noise, anti-Trump ramblings, pro-lockdown cheerleading, climate change scare-mongering or Trans propaganda.

    Nearly always presented from one point of view with nary a counter-point of view in sight.

    Tuned in to R4 in the middle of the night last night and heard that some states in the US were ‘making it harder to vote and were denying people in the queues at polling stations food and water’. Harder to vote or ensuring the voting system is secure and fraud proof? It’s the way you phrase something that shapes how people perceive the message…and the BBC want you to think making people properly identify themselves as they vote is ‘making it harder to vote’ rather than ensuring no fraud.

    And are voters denied water and food? No…they can bring their own and the polling station can provide water…the law is designed to stop campaigners using water and food handouts in the polling queue as campaign tactics trying to sway the voters….again to stop fraud and corruption not to deny food and water in a cruel and heartless Republican act.

    Naturally it is, we are told, all due to Trump’s malign influence because he, erroneously, claimed there was electoral fraud….not as if Clinton hasn’t spent the last 5 years claiming exactly the same…and indeed the Democrats, and the BBC, both claimed the same…that Trump was an illegitimate President who only won because the Russians put him there….ironically pushing a lie that the Russians themselves invented and fed to Christopher Steele voraciously and enthusiastically taken up by the media and anti-Trumpers….so actually colluding with and working for the Russians…lol.

    Don’t trust a word that comes out of the BBC and you’ll be fine.

       47 likes

    • NCBBC says:

      The Masters have found a reason they can force us to anything, with the force of the police.

      It is Save the planet from Climate Change. With this excuse they can incarcerate the entire population (except the entitled ones), and get away with it.

      So its going to be lockdowns forever- by making it difficult for you travel freely in your own car. Jack up petrol price. Diesel will be a criminal offence against the planet. Bus and Cycle lanes everywhere, and both have priority even with few buses in an hour and no cyclist in sight.

      Of course the Masters will do it. They have learnt from the Covid experience, they can do do anything, the people will obey, and ask for more. Evidence – lots of people walking around outdoors, with masks on.

      We have become a people who love to be told what to do. We deserve the BBC.

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  32. StewGreen says:

    8pm R4 “Moral maze is discussing trans inclusion in women’s sport. They’ve invited 4 guests to speak
    : Dafydd Mills Daniel, Joanna Harper, Debbie Hayton & Adam Wagner.
    That’s 4 people born male; 2 transwomen and 2 men.”

    The actual panel they will present to is
    Melanie Phillips, Ash Sarkar, Tim Stanley and Matthew Taylor.

    Joanna Harper is billed as a scientist who is trans
    She already appeared on Woman’s Hour today
    saying the science is not certain, so trans should be allowed in until proven otherwise.
    People reply that is the wrong way around.
    Trans, Debbie Hayton is on, cos she takes the opposite view to Harper.

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    • StewGreen says:

      I mention that cos as I looked at tweets to R4
      very few were from their supporters
      but there were 200 from people who all wrongly thought there are zero females on the Moral Maze
      cos they don’t listen they don’t know the prog’ has 9 people
      4 guests who present to a panel of 4 and moderator , which today has 2 women on

         6 likes

    • NCBBC says:

      One way to kill this stupidity is to make all sports gender free. All of them. That is, be consistent in the logic. No male, female, binary whatever. Wimbledon, Olympics, football World cup etc., all open to all genders. In fact no mention of gender.

      Make the choice for all awards “double blind”.

         8 likes

  33. s.trubble says:

    Up Yours Delours.

    And same to you bBC

    Happy Brexit Day

       31 likes

    • theisland says:

      FIVE YEARS and we are still not free (e.g. NI protocol/territorial waters/fishing).

         37 likes

      • NCBBC says:

        That was simply a referendum for the hoi. It wont be long before we are forced to undergo another referendum on the EU, and we will continue, till we come up with the right answer. A new generation brought up on Twitter, will take us Back to the EUSSR.

           2 likes

    • vlad says:

      Up your C, BBC.

         9 likes

    • theisland says:

      The joyous moment… (although not for the BBC)
      After many hours of somewhat inconclusive results, the position was finally becoming clear by around 4am. It was about 40 minutes later when the BBC finally had no option but to call the result for Leave. A visibly-shocked David Dimbleby gave the news to the nation.

      Relive the moment here

      Now we are in our sixth year and still it seems we can’t return to our normal jobs and normal lives. Not only does Brexit have to be completed, but there are also the battles to be won on freedom of speech, the woke ‘cancel’ agenda, the return to normal policing and the proper application of the law, and ‘climate change’.

         23 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        What a happy piece of video that is . Poor old dimbleby PLC looking Choked and the koonsberg looking like someone stole her ATM card and PIN number – great …

           20 likes

      • Scroblene says:

        Great to see that again, The Island!

        Makes my day again!

           11 likes

      • Seppers says:

        Can’t ignore the climate issue.

           2 likes

    • Banania says:

      Why wasn’t this One Nation Day (or whatever it is called)?

         2 likes

  34. StewGreen says:

    10:48am -10:55am I am assaulted by BBC Green agenda pushing again
    Eco novels

    Two novels – one published tomorrow and one just out in paperback explore the human impact of environmental disaster through the lives of girls and women.
    They both ask – what is really important to us?
    What lasts when everything we think we need is stripped away?

    #1 Diane Cook : ‘The New Wilderness’
    All nature has been destroyed except for one bit where a few humans live as hunter gatherers

    #2 Kate Sawyer, author of ‘The Stranding’, her first novel
    Ends up an an eco-apocalypse
    main character lives in the carcass of a whale
    Appears to an eco-lecture.

    The preceding item was about Ugandan squatter women
    with : Sostine Namanya of NAPE (National Association of Professional Environmentalists committed to sustainable solutions to Uganda )
    The item was a way of saying “see this is what the Tory aid cuts do !

       9 likes

    • SLAW IS WAR says:

      Lovelock makes the point in his recent book that in hunter-gatherer societies, every individual needed up to 10 square kilometres of space to sustain themselves, which was completely manageable with the world population at those levels. I hope Cook’s storyline decimates almost the entire human population of the planet, otherwise she’s barking up the wrong (extinct) tree.

         6 likes

    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      Here’s an idea for an Eco novel:

      “The Name of the Climate-change-withered Rose.”

      Boom! Boom!

         1 likes

  35. StewGreen says:

    Tweet from the person who often presents the R4 Media Show
    … Not surprising to see, a beeboid is against government policy of getting school kids to celebrate British values

       15 likes

    • pugnazious says:

      Talk about bias, not to mention hysterical rhetoric comparing ‘One Britain, One Nation’ to a Nazi slogan.

      This from someone who works for the ‘British’ Broadcasting Corporation [actually narrowcasting as it targets a very, very narrow segment of the population] whose own rhetoric is genuinely in tune with the Nazis based as it is upon sowing hate and division based upon race and identity….and the destruction of Britain…Hitler would be so proud his work is being finished by the BBC and its employees.

         27 likes

    • Kaiser says:

      but NI is in the BRITISH ISLES right

      and team GB includes NI right

      stupid woman just playing with semantics to throw a few nazi slurs about, pathetic

         13 likes

  36. vlad says:

    Here’s one aspect of the recent rigged Iranian election the BBC aren’t talking about:

    “Iran election set to intensify Christian persecution”

    Hey, it’s only Christians being persecuted by the BBC’s favourite religion – who cares?

    https://anglican.ink/2021/06/22/iran-election-set-to-intensify-christian-persecution/

       30 likes

  37. pugnazious says:

    Ears pricked when I heard ‘More or Less’ was going to pronounce on whether or not Covid came from a Chinese lab…getting a bit above their pay grade perhaps.

    The BBC has always pushed the wildlife to human narrative…using it to support their line that human interference and exploitation of nature has led to this…rapacious capitalism and planet destroying agriculture is to blame. Not at all supportive of the idea that it came from a lab…and indeed that’s pretty much what we got today.

    They wheeled in Prof. Marilyn J Roossinck an expert in virology who told us that Covid, in her opinion, was not engineered in a lab…..but failing to expand on that….forgetting to mention that even if it was not engineered it could still have come from the lab.

    However…was it engineered? She said not because the differences between variants were so random….but isn’t that the nature of variants…they alter quickly….er….who to ask…maybe Marilyn J Roossinck herself who May 2020 said this…

    ‘Viruses can mutate very rapidly. They make a lot of mistakes when they copy their genomes, and they make thousands of copies in a few hours.’

    So an engineered type could escape and instantly mutate into many different variants? Thus the randomness is introduced quickly and in large numbers thus disguising and erasing the original engineered type?

    Let’s face it the military Wuhan lab was studying these viruses for a reason…and not for the good of our health…the exact opposite in fact.

    And contact tracing that the BBC pushed as the most important method of containing Covid? The good Professor thinks that is daft and unworkable….as the Koreans told us…when the numbers of infected get so big it is impossible to track and trace…especially with a disease like Covid in which the symptoms don’t appear for weeks….she told us in 2020…

    ‘The most important difference [Between Sars in 2003 and Covid] is that contact tracing – or finding out who was exposed to someone infected with the virus – was relatively easy[for Sars in 2003]: Everyone had severe symptoms in two to three days.

    With SARS-CoV-2, it takes about two weeks for symptoms to appear, and many people don’t have any symptoms at all. Imagine asking someone whom they had contact with for the last two weeks! You can accurately remember most people you had contact with for the past two days, but two weeks? This critical tool for pandemic control is very challenging to implement. ‘

    So track and trace [cost £37 billion over two years]…useless mainly…witness the Indian variant….we knew when and where and essentially who…and yet…and yet…..we couldn’t stop it [some might say the government had no interest in stopping it as it justified more lockdown].

    We know that lockdowns don’t work they just delay things for a while…track and trace doesn’t work…..so the things the BBC has pushed and campaigned for, the things that cost this country a very large fortune, financially and in so many other ways, are useless if not actually dangerous.

    Good old BBC. When you interfere in politics and other issues you’d better get it right…or maybe just stick to reporting the news not trying to make it.

       18 likes

  38. theisland says:

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    • TrickCyclist says:

      I wondered what had happened to Rosie Millard.
      I remember when she was BBC Arts Correspondent she did red carpet interviews at the 2001 Oscars dressed like this. She really came over as creepy and desperate.

      26813524-8187937-image-a-1_1586027440340.jpg

         8 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Yes – if you are stupid enough to fall for the annual BBC ‘charity ‘ cons – you are paying this persons ‘ wages as head of the Trust – sure it’s only the ‘market rate ‘ for the ‘best people ‘….
        @ £250 k plus package – my guess … but happy to find out she does it for nothing … or just £250k expenses ….

           17 likes

      • BRISSLES says:

        I remember Simon McCoy saying she had her own ‘best supporting’ award.

           8 likes

  39. StewGreen says:

    So BBC are you a bunch of Climate Alarmist activists ?
    Yes news progs have a “Daily Look at Climate Change” segment

       13 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Monday night’s “Daily Look at Climate Change” segment
      Climate change could turn bumblebees into picky eaters
      (something they read in New Scientist the sciency advertising mag)

      “Temperature and humidity changes that influence the way flowers grow can make bumblebees picky eaters
      – and climate change *could* make them even more so.
      This suggests that rising temperatures could have an impact on pollination rates, which are already in decline.”

      Spoiler : right at the end he admits “the bees can adapt”
      … so there is no worry.

         19 likes

  40. StewGreen says:

    same R4 10pm news prog I just mentioned

    June 15th ‘The World Tonight’ invented and promoted an inaccurate interpretation of the meaning of Jerusalem Day.

       7 likes

  41. pugnazious says:

    LOL….and so it continues….as the Mail trumpets…

    ‘Now Covid hospitalisation rates are slowing! Ministers believe crisis is ‘all over’ and experts hail ‘encouraging’ signs pressure on NHS is stalling as No10 gets set for full unlocking on July 19 with masks, social distancing and WFH advice dropped’

    But headlines with this…

    ‘India declares ‘Nepal variant’ – or ‘Delta plus’ – to be of concern amid fears it may evade vaccines more than original strain… and it’s already been spotted in Britain’

    The BBC takes it more cautiously but is laying the groundwork for yet more ‘variant’ panic and lockdown demands…

    ‘India has classified a new variant of the coronavirus first identified in Europe as a “variant of concern”, but it’s too early to tell whether it poses a significant threat.

    India’s health ministry says studies showed that the so-called Delta plus variant – also known as AY.1 – spreads more easily, binds more easily to lung cells and is potentially resistant to monoclonal antibody therapy, a potent intravenous infusion of antibodies to neutralise the virus.’

    How long before the ‘Nepal Variant’ is on every ministers’ lips and a winter lockdown is on the cards?…already being pushed by the BBC due to concerns about a deadly flu epidemic resulting, ironically, from lack of immunity due to lockdown.

       17 likes

  42. Fedup2 says:

    Looks like the BBC have finally got their ‘plod brutality ‘ victim with the guilty verdict on some thick plod for manslaughter of a coloured mental ex footballer –

    I don’t do the BBC must so will read the wall to wall coverage – of ‘justice ‘ and the race industry in full flow over bad Whitee..

       11 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      It’s a news story, not a sports story
      but BBCSport go for a memorial

         5 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      BLM supporters view
      “only manslaughter
      and only guilty because the police and Govt couldn’t cover this up in the wake of George Floyd”

         8 likes

  43. Beltane says:

    I see India Willoughby has left GBN in a state of high dudgeon, having endured ‘nightmare anti-trans experiences’.

    Will she pick up her bung from the Guardian in cash or kind, do you think?

       8 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Beltane – surprised this one has surfaced to quickly – Both Sky and the BBC must have sleepers in GBNews to surface as required for the hidden tape recording stuff in a big sunday paper expose –
      Should have been more patient . First stop Channel 4 news ?

         10 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      India Willoughby claimed she was the ONLY trans on GBN
      and when people pointed out that it also aired a trans who is anti-trans-activism DebbieHayton, she then abused her
      https://twitter.com/DebbieHayton/status/1406755065948430338

      Trans : Katy Jon Went (the banned artist) Miranda Yardley were also on GBnews

      India Willoughby often has a slot on the Talkradio weekend breakfast show.

         6 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew – you in the fan club?

           2 likes

      • Charlie Farley says:

        And I thought India was just an aggressive Woman……imagine meeting that in a night club after a few bevvies and finding out it’s got a d—-k …doesn’t bare thinking about !
        Surprised its not on Women’s Hour as a host !

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  44. StewGreen says:

    stories from Tuesday
    – Scotland “Car driven at Kilwinning police officer in murder attempt”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-57528088

    – “Police officer’s throat cut while making arrest in Middlesbrough”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-57568825

    – Historic case : Axe murder victim was about to expose huge police corruption….

    Bad people sometimes kill police
    Sometimes BAD police, kill people.

    Interesting today murder didn’t stick, but manslaughter did

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  45. StewGreen says:

    Vaccine Passport scam
    We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports”

    Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee)
    They expect scammers will try to make more similar sites.

       7 likes

  46. JimS says:

    McCarthy Stone seem to think I might want to take my retirement in the company of ‘ladies of colour’.

    So much for ‘white flight’! Where to go? Nigeria?

    Gerald Ratner must be making an absolute killing somewhere as a consultant. (Apparently he is!).

       8 likes

    • Scroblene says:

      They’re developing in a village a few miles from here, Jim, and their new cardboard matchbox-stacks are very suitable for minorities, it seems!

      Not sure why… there aren’t any such people around here in parts of Kent – they’ve all gone oop North!

      Maybe they buggered up their Photoshop kit, and changed the lens!

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  47. Beltane says:

    Earlier complaints on BBC pro-Scotch coverage of the football were of course quite legitimate, but perhaps we should be more aware of just how much spite, and juvenile spite at that, is involved in such bias.

    If the BBC are covering the game, relative equality is used but if it’s ITV then the subsequent coverage is designed to annoy and diminish. That is petty enough in its own right, but things get really childish on the text page reports.

    Click on Football Results and you’ll find last night’s matches have Scotland’s loss first and England’s win relegated to also-ran status. Worse still are F1 reports. After Sunday’s French GP in which Hamilton was outdriven by Verstappen, checking F1 text on Monday showed that Verstappen crashed out and Perez won – as he did, the week before at Baku.

    If the BBC don’t cover an event, or have lost the franchise through prioritising absurd salaries it’s not news and doesn’t merit an update. Pathetic.

       14 likes

  48. taffman says:

    “UK denies Russia fired warning shots near British warship”
    “The BBC’s Jonathan Beale, on board HMS Defender, says he heard shots fired but believed they were out of range”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57583363
    Why is he even allowed onboard a Royal Navy ship ?

       15 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      The Day Today “it’s war “

      Pity the false engerland team can’t get Russia in the playoffs …

         8 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Haha -Jonathan Beale ‘s last words ?

         5 likes

    • Banania says:

      “Why is he even allowed onboard a Royal Navy ship?” To ensure maximum publicity for this provocative incident.

         2 likes

  49. taffman says:

    “Cuts not to blame for failures in rape prosecutions – Boris Johnson”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-57582462
    Is it possible that there are less rapes being committed, women making false accusations , or women changing their mind after the ‘event’ ?
    I suspect that there will be a lot of false prosecutions to tick boxes, a witch-hunt even .

       16 likes

    • Kaiser says:

      theres plenty of easy guilty targets in certain towns

      if they could be bothered

         12 likes

      • taffman says:

        Any one hunting rapists in those towns would be called out as “racists!”.

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      • NCBBC says:

        I note that mass rapes of White girls by the RoP dont happen any more. Thanks to the vigilance of the police.

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  50. taffman says:

    “Government encourages schools to host ‘One Britain’ events”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-57579002
    We need less divisive diversity and more ideas like this.
    Those people that hate this song and country are free to leave.

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