Start the Week 28 June 2021

A busy week of Far Left Anti British propaganda from the tax payer funded BBC. The aftermath of Hancock .A political England Game . A bi election . Meanwhile the Indian Chinese virus spreads along with Project Fear .

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283 Responses to Start the Week 28 June 2021

  1. Up2snuff says:

    OK, what will the BBC lead with tomorrow? Will it be wall-to-wall handy Hancock still or initiatives from Sajid Javid to set us free?

    Will the Freedom March get another mention or will it be ignored in favour of whatever Extinction Rebellion (XR) are up to?

    Will we get true news reported truthfully and without bias? There’s something to aim for, BBC, if you are reading this web-site.


  2. digg says:

    As far as the BBC is concerned Matt Hancock’s biggest mistake was being caught snogging a woman. If it had been another man they would have been purring and providing helpful pointers as to why it was so beautiful, empowering and enlightening and of course so very, very diverse.


    • tarien says:

      True digg yet somehow the BBC don’t report on the march against more lockdowns involving thousands of people marching in London, in fact there was no other MSM involved, extraordinary.


  3. taffman says:

    Will Bo Jo be next to go and when?
    He has ‘cried wolf’ so many times that people will not believe his fear tactics any more.


    • digg says:

      Taff…. Every time I hear a “health” expert on TV it is soon obvious that the last thing they want is the end of all regulations because it would mean they will be banished back to whence they came instead of shining in the faux limelight.


  4. Deborah says:

    10pm BBC1 news. Apparently Marine Le Penn has done badly in the French elections but the centre right party did well in Provence. I am sure I read somewhere that Macron’s party did badly but it wasn’t mentioned on the BBC. I am really not that bothered what has happened in France (but probably should be). But it has made me realise just how difficult it is to find the truth about something I know little about.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Deborah, “But it has made me realise just how difficult it is to find the truth about something I know little about.” Doubly so, when dealing with the highly selective BBC news coverage.

      Surprisingly, coming on here you can often find facts about stories that the BBC either haven’t covered or have buried deeply on their web-site or have neglected to include all the salient facts. Biased BBC posters often produce more info than the £3billion plus income, over-manned, BBC.


      • tarien says:

        Selective BBC news coverage as we know Up2snuff and I say don’t worry too much Deborah about not knowing what is going down in France I lived there for a number of years and was certainly confused about their politics-anyway bear in mind that millions of people in Britian hardly know where France is located within Europe and care even less.


    • G.W.F. says:

      France, I am surprised Marine le Penn’s Party did badly. Has anyone raised the possibility of a Biden effect?


      • Banania says:

        There is an interesting discussion on the Duran about French politics. Alexander Mercouris thinks Le Pen tried too hard to appeal to the centre ground, and her real supporters, the gilets jaunes, etc., felt she had let them down by ceasing to offer a distinctive alternative to the usual.


    • StewGreen says:

      The Sun : MACR-ON THE OUTS Emmanuel Macron’s party suffers a blow in France’s local elections
      as Le Pen fails to breakthrough

      The President’s party is set to garner just seven per cent of votes nationwide in today’s elections
      and not win a single region,
      … according to the estimates by polling organisations broadcast by French television.

      (Both the French National Front and Macron’s party didn’t win a single region
      … and Macron’s party got even less votes than the National Front.)

      The results signalled a boost for The Republicans as well as the Socialist Party, who were squeezed out of the 2017 election by Mr Macron’s party.

      Party chief Stanislas Guerini admitted the elections marked a “disappointment for the presidential majority”.
      The election was also marked by woeful turnout, which stood at less than 30 per cent earlier this afternoon.


    • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

      Deborah, If you find ‘Renaissance Horizon’ on you tube he has got something posted today about the French elections.

      He follows all the populist parties and is well informed (for a Yank) about Europe.

      He is worth keeping an eye on. Sometimes he does videos explaining the results with his hand held white board. He looks a bit odd but he’s politically good value.


  5. Deborah says:

    Hull is a very white city, there are Eastern Europeans and various people from the Middle East. Sadly a couple of weeks ago a young white man was murdered and the cctv photo of the man the police are looking for is black, although the BBC don’t mention his colour. I would have thought that there is a fairly limited field for the police to look for him. The new reporter on Look North telling us about the case was also black. Must be a coincidence but she obviously wasn’t recruited to identify with local people.

    But the BBC never miss an opportunity to remind us of the black man who died in a Hull police station over 10 years ago. They feature his family regularly.


    • digg says:

      We have to get used to this Deborah. To the BBC truth will always come second to “message”.


      • Banania says:

        Their message is the same as the Lidl catalogue, etc, etc, etc.: to remind us ceaselessly that our country is no longer supposed to belong to us. When all the pretty mixed-race children in the advertisements grow up this country will at last be in the hands of the right people.


    • JohnC says:

      They also have a low Muslim population, but you would never guess it by how often Radio Humberside feature Muslim religious leaders on Sunday mornings before Doug tells us about his garden.
      I wouldn’t mind – but Sunday is not even the holy day for them.
      The groups we talk about don’t come to Hull because there is no money there. We get the Poles who are prepared to work hard, but bring their own problems. As the big fights in the areas of the Town they lived in and which the media didn’t report demonstrated.


      • tarien says:

        One fine day the BBC et al will pay for their absolute traiterousness-I like no doubt millions of others find it hard to accept that there is or are people/organisations so deadly against this nation, a nation that has brought over hundreds of years so much to the world and in particular The Third World, who now with their evil cohorts would stab us in the back. Now I see every advertisement whether on the TV or in newspapers and or periodicals covered in Black/coloured people-would you agree?


  6. digg says:

    A very good question just came up in my house…. If the EU have in the past mandated and dictated that kettles, toasters and vacuum cleaners must be lower powered to save electricity, why are they now so desperate to have millions of much more powerful electric cars on the road? Or was the kettle, toaster, vac cleaner thing just a pile of bollocks?

    I know what I think!


    • StewGreen says:

      “EU allowed illegal German testing rules on vacuum cleaners to undermine Dyson sales in EU !”
      Bosch couldn’t compete with dyson for power.
      So lobbied EU via German gov to limit max power of devices .


    • JimS says:

      The same reason that useful carrier bags were replaced by bags that convert to micro-shards, diesel was promoted, charges introduced for waste disposal and Muslims imported.

      We are ruled by idiots who respond to lobby groups, not the electorate. The EU allowed the lobby groups to move the lobbying out of the view of the electorate entirely.

      (For forty-odd years the BBC hardly reported anything sur le continent as Jimmy Young would have said, so how would we know?)


    • Up2snuff says:

      digg, it was rubbish science because no-one in the ‘oh so clever EU that the BBC say we were wrong to leave’ thought about the actual vacuuming process. It is defined between two points switch on & switch off but the duration between them can be varied and very much so, depending size of room, level of dust, fussiness or poor eyesight of user and so on.

      It is not like boiling a kettle full of cold water, where you want the thing to boil to make a cup of tea. That is a standard time between switch on and switch off depending only on cold water temperature. Same for making toast. Once the toast is the way you like it, you stop the process: it is another standard time. I don’t know of any EU legislation on toasters and kettles – that would make more sense than legislating on the power rating of vacuum cleaners.

      The toasters of my acquaintance have to be left on near minimum power because they do not toast evenly. It is necessary to repeat the toasting process after flipping the slice of bread or bun through a 180° and maybe front to back as well for a second go through the machine.


  7. Square-Eyed says:

    I gather the result of the Arizona Presidential election recount will be announced later today (Monday). Will the MSM tell us?


  8. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    The Msm as far as I can tell has not mentioned it.
    There is a good reason for that.
    It is because they claimed the allegations of voter fraud were baseless and unfounded so many times that they scared the slightest link their armored web of lies could lead to a great unravelling with disastrous consequences.
    When I tell people there is a voter audit going on in Arizona they find it hard to believe because the indoctrination has been very successful.
    I’m not sure that the Arizona result was actually fraudulent in the same way it was in the four other states. It seems there has been regular sort of fraud in many states which has has been given a pass from the authorities for years. This is different from the astonishing scale of fraud seemingly in what I call The DAMP cities ie Detroit, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. This I believe is where the election was swung.
    I am not an expert in US politics I am simply speculating. Feel free to tell me I have got it all wrong.

    But, wouldn’t it be good if the Arizona result was overturned!


  9. ScottishCalvin says:

    Good to at least know that the social distancing rules have been reduced to “negative five inches” Doodle and thoughts


  10. vlad says:

    Nice to see Douglas Murray given a Q&A platform on GB News, and in which he’s not constantly interrupted à la BBC.

    Topics include Wokeism, Cancel Culture, Identity Politics, China, Lockdown, islamic extremism, national self-confidence and free speech.


    • JohnC says:

      Just watching it now.
      Some arrogant Lefty asked why the free-speech panel he sits on didn’t defend the cancellation of the recent ‘Churchill is a racist’ talks by the wokerati. Douglas completely ripped him to pieces and exposed what a crock of lop-sided lies they are.


      • StewGreen says:

        Rubbish he did not rip him apart
        That 4 part gotcha question came after the false ending
        at minute 21
        from Richard Powers Sayeed: *adviser to Labour*
        Murray only answered one point before time ran out

        yeah Douglas I was wanting to ask you a question in your role as chair of the Free Speech Union
        (he’s NOT the chair, he’s a board member)
        in the last month we’ve had
        #1 pressure on the BBC by Tory MP
        to pull an episode of Desert Island Discs
        because it had a famous socialist Alexi Sayle being featured on it”

        – True , but that was not in the last month, but 40 days before RPS spoke
        The May 17th letter from MP for the heavily-Jewish constituency of Hendon in North London
        says that every broadcaster should be wary of giving a platform to anyone who is seen to be excusing antisemitism

        #2 “we had a photographer press photographer being arrested by police on spurious grounds for taking photos outside Napier Barracks”
        Indeed he was
        When ? 5 February
        later he was handed a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for £200, which Kent Police has now said was issued erroneously, his lawyers said on Thursday.
        The news story is dated Feb 19th
        Plus officious police arresting someone on Covid
        is not really free speech

        #3 we had a university group assessing Churchill’s views on race and empire axed after a campaign by the Sun”
        … ACTUALLY that committee was NOT axed it disbanded itself after a public backlash
        Their own speech was not restricted
        It’s just at their meeting there was only 3 anti-Churchill people, no one from the other side was there to speak.
        At least the event did happen with in the last month June 17th

        I was struck by the fact
        that we didn’t hear anything from the free speech union on any of those very significant and very prominent free speech issues

        (no cos the FSU doesn’t need to speak up for issues that Labour are already speaking up for)
        whereas we did hear from the free speech union about
        #4 how the *political expression* of taking the knee should be *banned* at a particular sports event”

        FSU didn’t call for the banning of it
        AFAIK They didn’t call for *BAMMING* , they said it’s free speech for individuals to choose to do it
        but also free speech for someone to boo it

        i wonder if you have any thoughts on that

        Douglas “just a correction at the beginning i’m
        not the chair of the free speech union i’m on the board of it which is a different thing
        but yes it’s a good question i think all of these issues are
        there’s one other correction to 3 I should make which is you’re wrong on where the political pressure came on the Churchill College
        um panel uh my understanding of it first of all it was not the Sun um only that objected to what happened and just for viewers who don’t know what occurred was that uh three very minor
        figures uh one of whom isn’t even historian um took part in a panel at Churchill College where they discussed the alleged racism of winston churchill
        and they made so many um categorically false statements and uncontested statements
        Iit was three exceptionally hostile haters of winston churchill
        um who were chaired by a fourth person
        who has also consistently sought to demonize winston
        churchill none of them have any particular qualification in the area they were talking about
        I know that the Churchill family was deeply upset
        i know that uh Churchill College seemed to have realized that by giving a platform to force such uninformed people to speak
        unopposed and that was really the issue um there was a problem
        Policy exchange published a pamphlet about it uh afterwards uh co-authored by the distinguished biographer of winston churchill andrew roberts
        … He went into details of the falsities


        • StewGreen says:

          So Richard Powers Sayeed: *adviser to Labour* did his piece with 4 gotchas that happened in the last month
          Two were NOT in last month
          Also for the other two he used misrepresentation as a form of attack
          the reality was not what he made out.


  11. BRISSLES says:

    I’m going to lighten the mood here. I’m all Hancock and Boris’d out this weekend.

    At times I like to watch tv and ‘not think’, such is the case with Garden Rescue, as I dream about the garden fairy beaming down to turn my dated (who knew a garden could be ‘dated’ ?) estate into a “an outdoor room where I can entertain family and friends (ha !) with little or no maintenance”. I do enjoy the reveal moment, but God Almighty WHY are those Chelsea Award winning designers hell bent on knocking up some God awful benches and tables in every one of their designs ??? and not buy some half decent furniture from the internet or wholesalers ? When the narrator gives out the individual costs of spend, it never adds up to the budget – I have fun calculating (!) ., so it wouldn’t be out of the question.

    Ok, you can get back to the serious stuff now.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Ah well, the following might see the end of those bloody benches !

      “The BBC announced that the experts would be leaving to make way for new horticulture pros to have their time on the show. A statement read: “Arit Anderson and the Rich brothers have decided to leave the programme after this year, however, they will continue to feature in the latest series starting this month.”26 May 2021 “


  12. JohnC says:

    Andrew Gestyn Richards: Rapist absconds after staying in Swansea
    Finally we are given specific details by the BBC about someone the police are trying to catch. OK, he didn’t murder anyone with a knife but it’s quite a while since we got any actual description of a person with more than what colour hoodie and trainers they were wearing.
    Here it is:
    Richards is white, clean shaven and about 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall with grey hair.
    Along with a close-up, full face CCTV shot.
    Though he’s probably not clean shaven by now if he’s living rough.


    • StewGreen says:

      Served 26 years, then failed to return to prison after his release on temporary licence

      There is only one photo available
      and it’s useless
      cos definition is low
      so loads of people look like that.


  13. StewGreen says:

    Liverpool Echo: Mum-of-three dies after receiving AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

    When the risk is one in 5 million or something
    then there will be a few deaths
    but some will be coincidences


    Oregon heatwave : Monday will be last super hot day
    ..still not rain in sight.


  14. StewGreen says:

    The Guardian: Who needs Channel 4 now we have GB News?
    Clickbait headline from a very bitter Stuart Lee


    • Fedup2 says:

      441 comments – which are closed . The ‘guardian ‘ pick comment has a 3 sentences . The first rant one is about 40 words long .I used to draft stuff. I was told to keep sentences short . I fail sometimes .


  15. StewGreen says:

    Daily Mail: BBC Pride activists demand right to vet transgender news stories on Radio 4’s Today programme.

    Another from the share button on the Google news app
    CNN two days ago : The UK should be having a racial reckoning. Instead, Black Lives Matter activists say they fear for their safety.

    Financial Times : New Indonesia cases surge as Thailand, Malaysia and Australia lock down.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      Thanks for the links, I recommend the CNN one to all here, except perhaps for those with high blood pressure.
      Talk about a looking glass world! The Egyptian-born author of the article refers to both Abbott and Lammy as if they are reliable sources. To recognise the Britain painted in this piece of crap, you’d have to BE Abbott or Lammy.


  16. taffman says:

    “Covid: Sajid Javid to update MPs on lifting measures in England”

    Why bother wasting time updating MPs? We were first with the vaccine while most of the rest of the world has already opened up. I am afraid it’s kick the can down the road time again .


    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman – if I may correct you – it’s kick the vaccine bottle down the road again . The road – by the way – has been closed to facilitate cyclists .and bugger up traffic – the people who pay for the roads ..


      • Seppers says:

        All tax payers pay for the roads, the cost of which comes at least partially from general taxation. So that included me for many years when I didn’t have a car and paid a small fortune for public transport. (I could not afford to own and run a car then even if I’d wanted to, and there is a surprisingly large number of people in that position.
        Motorists obviously place a much higher wear and tear on roads but the road tax doesn’t cover the full external costs of driving.
        As a driver I am now subsidised by others without cars.
        Also, cyclists have a right to be safe and not all are the annoying types.
        Sorry. Tuppence worth.


        • JimS says:

          All tax payers don’t pay fuel duty though.

          Pre-Covid my local authority spent £60k putting up signs to encourage cyclists to use the pavement instead of what was left of the four-lane road that has become two-lane over the years.

          Only the fittest cyclists tackle that hill and no self-respecting cyclist uses the pavement when they can virtuously slow road traffic, so that was £60k down the can but it probably is a step to some target.

          Pedestrians too have a right to be safe. Quite how that is achieved by sharing the roads with cyclists exceeding 40 mph downhill I don’t know. They all seem to think that they can stop on a sixpence. None of them seems to be aware that the available brake force is reduced when going downhill yet the force required for a given rate of deceleration goes up. But they are now travelling at twice their normal speed so should really be aiming to decelerate at four times their normal rate!

          Don’t get me started on the cyclists who cycle past red lights and through lines of pedestrians using pelican crossings or abruptly turn 90 degrees on pavements to then cross roads. Or the lycra louts who done cameras and cycle at speed through London, yielding to no-one, lorry, taxi, bus, car or pedestrians shouting abuse at anyone who gets in their way and then post on YouTube!


  17. StewGreen says:

    “Kid said alms not arms”, teacher reported him to Prevent Programme
    that’s the story father went to the Guardian with
    Speaking to The Telegraph, the solicitor representing the boy’s parents, Attiq Malik, says the case exposes just how “dangerous” the Prevent programme can be: “You’ve got a child who has made a very good and positive comment about giving aid, alms, to the people who need it across the world..
    The schoolboy comes from a Muslim family


  18. taffman says:

    “Matt Hancock: Labour calls for investigation into private emails”

    Is that the best Labour can do ? Jo Public has been a better ‘Opposition’ during this never ending lockdown. They are worse than useless. Where on earth are the Tory backbenchers ?


  19. taffman says:

    “Probation services return to public control”

    Another one of Chris Grayling’s failures? What is he doing now?


  20. JimS says:

    The Conservative Woman tries to explain how Bill Gates rules the world.

    That would explain the Your World Needs To Restart message that world leaders are pushing now!


  21. taffman says:

    Why doesn’t Priti hire an empty cruise liner offshore to house illegal immigrants until they can be processed ? Apparently she has plans to send them to Rwanda ? They will soon stop invading. IMHO The EU has plans send all their illegals this way as punishment for Brexit.


  22. Guest Who says:

    But…. Did it really ever go away, BS, Laura, Springster, Katty… culturally appropriate twerking tik tokkers of color…


  23. Guest Who says:

    Looks like the photo ed missed the necklace.


  24. Guest Who says:

    Not something I have noticed frankly.


  25. Guest Who says:

    BBC… checks notes…. ‘News’.

    Sorry if you have yet to have breakfast.


  26. Guest Who says:

    The BBC. By BeamedAt Cretins.


  27. Guest Who says:

    Harrabin’s feed is extraordinary.


  28. Fedup2 says:

    Feeling down on a Monday morning ? Well listen to the chat between the Bee Lady and Angie Scum – the deputy leader of The Labour Party .

    So funny – Angie Scum reading off the help sheet she has and the Bee Lady prompting her lines . Apparently Angie has written to various people about Hancock – and is ‘very worried about National security ‘….

    How could such a light weight thicko get to be number 2 in the opposition ? – no need to answer .

    And with Batley – the Far Left like dishing out hate but not very good at taking it – in this case from Muslim ‘activists ‘ who don’t want a queer MP . …

    People have been saying for so long that the Labour love affair with Muslims – who can do no wrong – is only going to end badly . Perhaps Batley will be one of those numerous ‘wake up calls ‘.

    This week will be a big test for GBNews – over Batley … and they’ll know how closely the Ministry For Propaganda (OFCOM )will be watching .

    If you wonder why I refer to the Right Honourable Angela Rayner as ‘Angie scum ‘ it is because she should out ‘Tory Scum ‘ at members of the conservative benches in the House of Commons – and was force to apologise for it.


  29. Guest Who says:

    One for Springster and Wendy: who coordinates the media, especially in the USA?

    Have Sopes and Lurch joined in yet?


  30. Guest Who says:

    BBC Moaning Emole and an inevitable ‘Calls for’.

    Labour sends probe #prasnews into private emails for bbc to copy and paste

    As the fallout from the former Labour Deputy PM, now Lord Prescott, breach of Temple defences continues, Labour is calling for an investigation into ministers’ use of HoC furniture for non government doing the business. Mr Prezza initially remained in post as it emerged he did the nasty on the desk in the office with the cocktail sausage but Shami and Laura agreed it was just John bring John. Since his breach of the Temple was exposed another issue has come to light – that Two Jags also potentially breached guidelines (we at the bbc like ‘potential’… and breach, a lot) by using public funds to fly first class around 5* star hotels in sunny climes pretending to ‘rapport’ on climate.

    The Sunday Times reported the story which has prompted Labour’s call for an investigation. Ed is excited. Shami is ready to do the usual. Deputy leader Angela Rayner called it a “shady pwacktis” and said it could (the bbc likes this word too) “conceal vital information” as it could (see.. twice, again) mean that the government does not hold complete records of the former bloated oaf’s decision-making during a sad period in politics. Cabinet Office guidelines state that where government doing the business is conducted using junior staff, steps should be taken “to ensure the relevant information is accessible”. ‘H’ has been taken, but so far the Tragedy unfolds.

    For further analysis, click the link to watch Andrew Marr groping a staffer.


  31. Guest Who says:

    If all the girls’ heads in W1A do not explode….

    And the wimmin. He is actually prit-T buff.


  32. Guest Who says:

    Anyhoo, questions for bbc questions, when the answers are clear.


  33. AsISeeIt says:

    It’s good to see the return of a bit of investigative journalism. As those intrepid hard-bitten hacks down at the Guardian, don their shabby raincoats to venture out into the jungle that is grub street; and head for the rendezvous for the secret meet with their reluctant insider contact – be it at some roughneck drinking hole, exclusive members club, or perhaps at the Turkish baths, horse races or dogtrack? Having gathered the gen they lick their pencils and prepare to champion the little guy, to speak truth to moneyed elitist power…

    …or perhaps not… ‘Revealed: abuse faced by England footballers… online…. exclusive analysis by the Guardian can reveal

    A study of Twitter messages directed at and naming the England team in the five hours around each of the three group-stage matches indentified more than 2,000 abusive messages‘ – admittedly those were pretty dull games – hardly a great advert for English soccer – so I’m not surprised the Guardianistas skipped the build ups, the games and the aftermatch punditry to boot, and instead concentrated their full attention on Twitter. I wonder, have they considered whether a proportion of those nasty anti-England team abusive Tweets originated in… Scotland?

    Seriously, why does the Guardian think this sort of reporting is important?

    Well, Guardian-style thinking starts from the proposition that England is an objectionable notion, the central English sin and the ultimate crime du jour being that it is inherently racist. The objective here is to shame and to abuse the notion of Englishness. So that its aspirational liberal readership are warned off Englishness. The football, which provides a rare window of opportunity to express Englishness, is rife for tagging with racism and for mocking and belittling – be in no doubt there is a strong class element in the Guardian’s snobbish distain and Witchfinder General-like pursuit of racism.

    The research, conducted in association with the anti-racist organisation Hope Not Hate…‘ – I wonder if they hope England will progress in the tournament? On the one hand our quick exit at the hands of Germany might illustrate that historic structural racism doesn’t pay – he speculated mischievously. On the other hand our continued participation in the Euros would potentially gift them more Twitter data on racism for them to make their living.

    Meanwhile, in the news: ‘Javid to push for swift easing of restrictions‘ (Telegraph) – hinting for us that we might at last have some measure of cost benefit consideration applied to our interminable state of lockdown policy paralysis: ‘New Health Secretary concerned over threat to economy and society of prolonged lockdowns

    It won’t be easy. The opposition-media-public sector-NHS nexus are heavily invested in lockdown, believing it to be the best thing since EU sliced Britain.

    Speaking of the opposition – or should that be for the opposition? Sir Keir is apparently self-isolating again, having caught the Batley and Spen by-election varient of the collywobbles and forensically judging that just about anything he says would be considered Haram, by one or other wing of his party. Think of it as the unexpected hanging paradox – if he’s not hung by Thursday then he will be set free by Friday – or some such??? Conversely think of his dilema as whether to side with President Abbas and the Palestinian Authority or with Hamas in Gaza.

    The Guardian speaks for Sir Keir attempting to keep the Hancock affair on the boil – which might otherwise go a bit cold without the naughty element of the saucy seruptious snogging: ‘PM “still has big questions to answer” over Hancock… Labour said

    The Mirror meanwhile takes a different tack – with a surprisingly puritanical bent: ‘Disgusting‘ – is what its frontpage screamer has to say. Remind me if this is still 1950?

    Fury as he is set for £16k golden pay-off after quitting‘ – that’s the Mirror’s idea of golden, really, is that all? Disgraced top civil servants would laugh at that as being a mere bagatelle, pocket change of a severance payment: ‘Philip Rutnam: £340k payout to official after Priti Patel bullying claims‘ (BBC March 2021)


  34. Guest Who says:

    Groper explaining why he gets the big bucks.


  35. Guest Who says:

    Vile regular Femi speaks for the nation.

    And retweets himself.


  36. G.W.F. says:

    Others have pointed out to me that GB News has to be careful regarding Ofcom, and cannot cover certain topics objectively or put difficult questions to their guests.
    I appears to me that on issues related to BLM, and racism in general, GB News is on the same sheet as the BBC.
    (I suspect that Islam will also be handled with kid gloves)

    We saw a recent interview with a leader of the Black Police Officers who was able to depict the entire Chauvin trial as an example of a racist justly found guilty, without question, another young man of colour able to advance without question, his opinion on police bias in dealing with people of his colour.
    And now we have this unquestioned attack on the ‘racist’ fans who have apparently tweeted racist comments about England’s footballing kneelers.


    • vlad says:

      Maybe it’s Ofcom, or maybe it’s self-censorship to avoid criticism of being right-wing or far-right, or maybe they’ve all been brainwashed in the same BBC swamp mentality…

      Old habits die hard.


      • Rich says:

        In regard to the racist tweets received by the English players, how many of them originate in England?

        They may be written in English, just about, but how many come from Twitter accounts actually in England from English supporters, not from other European countries or from the Middle and Far East?

        I have no doubt that there will be some from disgruntled English fans but in what is a global game connected by global social media networks, I suspect that much of this abuse, which is wrong from anywhere, is coming from countries where racism and misogyny and intolerance really are cultural norms, where blacks are seen as second-class and modern-slavery exists. Anti-black racism by indigenous white Britons is nowhere near the problem in England, or in Britain in general, that we are being led to believe by our agenda-driven and lazy msm.

        What will Twitter really do? Nothing much.
        What can the FA actually do about this? Sweet FA.

        I agree that racism of any sort has no place in any civilised society, but how will they combat it’s supposed “systemic” ubiquity?

        They’ll pick the low-hangin fruit, teenage loners in late-night huffs, talk and write the same virtuous and vacuous race-baiting bs as usual, insist on conflating anti-BLM sentiment with actual racism and continue to incriminate and isolate their genuine and generally tolerant fan-base by accusing everyone of being racist. Which they might well become if this indiscriminate and insulting rhetoric doesn’t change soon.


        • G.W.F. says:

          I would like to know whether the racist tweets mentioned by the Guardian quoting contributor to GB News were actually racist. Given that anything we say these days can be interpreted as racist and far right.


    • Doublethinker says:

      I watched quite a lot GBN over the weekend and I agree with you that their treatment of issues with a possible racial element is often much closer to the MSM standard line than I would have expected. It was I who mention the chilling effect of Ofcom to you last week. As Vlad asks above , is it because of Ofcom or is it because they actually agree with the rest of the MSM on these issues?
      The only saving grace is the clip of Douglas Murray , also posted by Vlad, on the mealy mouthed approach taken by politicians on the Batley school teacher. I don’t think he would have allowed to say that uninteruptedly on BBC , Sky etc and he certainly wouldn’t have had murmurings of support from the presenter. I hope there are many instances where Islam and Muslims are held to account on GBN for their ranting and threats of violence .


      • Fedup2 says:

        Double – does GBNews have ‘news’ – it seems a continuous format of couples doing opinion stuff . I reckon it needs someone reading the news …


  37. StewGreen says:

    9am The Marr book plug show
    today Ali Smith is plugging her quartet of books
    .. with a Greta Thunberg character etc.

    Marr “Here where I am in Camden”
    … what a surprise that he is in North London.

    He had Covid recently, did the newspapers say where he thinks he caught it from ?


    • StewGreen says:

      Ah Marr reckons he caught Covid at the G7
      .. FFS he’s 61 had a stroke so is vulnerable
      ..yet he went to the G7 !


  38. Fedup2 says:

    I’m breaking my own rule of not reproducing bits from the Daily Telegraph. Below is a piece by Nick Timothy musing on the legitimacy organisations have when they are self serving .

    The BBC isn’t directly mentioned but it is relevant

    Matt Hancock had to resign as Health Secretary because his actions removed from his authority the legitimacy that political power requires. Having broken the rules he had imposed on others, his authority – to lead the NHS, to decide Covid restrictions, to determine health policies across the board – was shot to pieces.

    Rather than quickly moving on, as our political culture and the news cycle tend to do, we should pause for a moment and contemplate this relationship between authority and legitimacy. What is it that makes authority legitimate? And is there enough legitimacy for authority in Britain?

    Democracy is part of the answer of course. We must be free to elect and reject our governments, and public services need to be accountable to us, either directly as users, through local or national politicians, or officials and regulators overseen by those we elect.

    But there is much more to legitimacy than that, for authority must also be ethical. It needs to be about public service, not selfish interests. It needs to be open and transparent. It needs to be held by people committed to maintaining standards of honesty and integrity.

    And yet if we are truthful, far too many institutions in Britain, and far too many people in positions of authority, fall short.

    Take the recent report by the independent inquiry into the murder of Daniel Morgan. Daniel was found murdered with an axe in his neck in 1987. After four investigations, several inquiries and two failed prosecutions, nobody has been found guilty of his murder.

    It is widely accepted that the failure was caused not only by incompetence but what the inquiry called the “institutional corruption” of the Metropolitan Police.

    Sceptics might argue that a crime from 34 years ago – however terrible – says little about policing today. But there is a long list of more recent abuses of police power. And the inquiry complained that the Met had even in recent years done all it could to hamper its work, refusing and limiting access to important records. “Concealing or denying failings, for the sake of the organisation’s public image, is dishonesty for reputational benefit and constitutes a form of institutional corruption,” the panel protested.

    This conclusion is strikingly similar to that drawn by the Reverend James Jones, the Bishop of Liverpool, who conducted an inquiry into the conduct of the police during and after the Hillsborough disaster. Jones attacked the “patronising disposition of unaccountable power”, and described a cultural condition in which “an unwritten, even unspoken, connection between individuals in organisations [can lead to] an instinctive prioritisation of the reputation of an organisation over the citizen’s right to expect people to be held to account for their actions.”

    This patronising disposition is common, and it is not limited to the police. The report into the scandal at the Mid-Staffordshire Hospital Trust, in which hundreds of people died unnecessarily and many more were mistreated between 2005 and 2008, made the same observation. The victims in Staffordshire “were failed by a system which ignored the warning signs and put corporate self-interest and cost control ahead of patients and their safety,” the inquiry found.

    And the problem persists. Even as the NHS did heroic work fighting Covid, hospitals discharged patients into care homes where the virus spread rapidly, killing thousands of vulnerable and elderly people. Through the same period many hundreds of patients were given “do not attempt resuscitation” orders without discussion, and many orders were applied in a blanket way to whole groups of people, such as those with learning difficulties. As many who have lost loved ones through negligence and error can attest, the official response to such failure is too often a wall of denial and obfuscation.

    Elsewhere, we have social workers who failed to protect children from grooming gangs thanks to misplaced political correctness and a cynical passivity about the supposed “worldliness” of the vulnerable young people they were asked to protect. We have private companies paid small fortunes to run outsourced children’s homes that fail to safeguard young people from sexual exploitation and substance abuse.

    These are all examples of covering up poor performance and failure. But the patronising disposition of power is sometimes driven by other factors: often financial interests, and often by the adoption of inappropriate political or ideological positions.

    We have universities so reliant on income from China that they have lost their independence, academic freedom and moral compass. Cambridge University Press, which is owned by Cambridge University, once tried to block online access to its journal, China Quarterly, for students in China. More recently, Peter Nolan, a Cambridge don, has argued that the Uighur genocide in Xinjiang is an unsuitable subject for debate, and compared China’s policies to how all other countries treat ethnic minorities.

    Elsewhere we have unaccountable quangos and public bodies, from the National Trust to the Electoral Commission, wading into political controversies for ideological and partisan reasons. The Climate Change Committee, not content with advising Parliament on the right route to reducing carbon emissions in line with its statutory remit, has taken it upon itself to “broaden its outlook” to cover corporate commitments and questions of “fairness” and “the equitable distribution of costs and benefits” in the pursuit of net zero emissions.

    Such is the scale of the economic change brought about by the net zero objective, and the enormous costs for British families, it is completely inappropriate for such questions to be left to a technocratic committee. But that is what its members now expect.

    Matt Hancock’s resignation is a reminder that authority needs legitimacy. This does not only apply to individuals but to institutions, and not only politicians but public services and servants of every kind. Britain urgently needs zealous reform to breathe legitimacy back into the authority of those with power and influence over our lives.ENDs

    Mr Timothy says Britain needs ‘zealous reform ‘.
    But the political system forces us to vote for the lesser of two brands – coke and Pepsi .

    We are forced to witness wrongdoing – ranging from failing to control border invasions to political corruption at the Handcock nut nut level and we are boxed in and must pay for it .

    Places like this provide only the weakest of dissent – and we are all monitored doing it .


    • Doublethinker says:

      Fed ,
      None of what Mr Timothy wrote is a surprise but your last sentence is a surprise , a big one, what do you mean when you write, ‘and we are all monitored doing it’ ?


      • Fedup2 says:

        Double – I assume any dissenting opinion site is on a list somewhere and maybe software applied to it for ‘keywords ‘ which might require human examination .

        And if I ran the BBC I would have a department keeping an eye on any ‘threat ‘ to my existence …that might be TVlicencing .

        But I could’ve guilty of assuming these characters are more clever than they really are…

        Certainly- with a few exceptions – the calibre of those at the top certainly shows a degree of thickness – Hancock – Priti – the education idiot – …


        • Doublethinker says:

          Ah , I thought that with your position on the site you might be referring to something that you knew to be a fact rather than it being a sensible suspicion on your part. I certainly wouldn’t have one of those Alexa things in my house because I’m sure that they could easily become speech monitors for certain words or phrases. Likewise the new models of cars with their press this button when you need roadside assistance can easily be used to track your movements. As to phones and tablets you might as well open your life to the world . Keeping the state out of your life gets ever more difficult.


  39. Guest Who says:

    Another BBc repeat.

    Of course you are, love.


  40. Deborah says:

    I sometimes allow myself 5 minutes of the Today programme whilst I take a 5 minute car journey. Today was one of those days. I started to listen at 8.20 am just at the end of Nick Robinson’s interview with Robert Buckland. I started to listen as Nick asked the Minister about the use of personal email accounts which could allow the emails to be hacked by a foreign country. I wonder which countries Nick could be thinking of – China, Russia or our friends in the EU. Mr Hancock was Minister for Health – not defence. Was Nick worried that if the EU saw Matt’s emails they might try to purchase PPE ahead of the UK?

    This led Nick to say that this was linked to Boris’ beliefs that ‘rules are for little people’. How Matt’s use of email provider could be linked to Boris wasn’t really explained. And Nick was certainly sneering as he said this. And he suggested that the government could ignore standards ‘as long as they are ahead in the opinion polls’. Nick then said ‘there is an argument, and some people are saying that, the government doesn’t care about standards’. It was particularly nasty but the Minister did well. Needless to say he was at the end of a phone line with the volume turned lower than Nick’s, and quite muffled.

    But then came on Laura K for a discussion with Nick about Boris. It was all rather similar to the on-line article she wrote just before the Hartlepool by-election. She too was linking Matt’s behaviour to Boris – she said that Boris ‘had a different attitude to process’. Perhaps I have a longer memory that Laura has. I remember one Anthony Blair having government meetings with the attendees sitting on sofas and where minutes weren’t taken. Laura then reminded us of a problem with Priti Patel where the person responsible for standards had left their post. She went on to say that Boris’ way of handling things was that ‘you brazen it out, avoid sacking anybody or having to shuffle the deck of ministers’.

    I think it was about that point when I switched off. The Today programme had obviously decided they needed a hit piece on Boris and Matt Hancock provided the opportunity. It was all done in the same way as Laura K’s article. Just straight nastiness. I don’t know how it plays with the floating voter, but such blatant nastiness makes me think the opposite of what they are promoting.

    I might add that until Friday, when I spoke to friends, some of whom are not naturally Conservative voters, they had sympathy for Mr Hancock and pleased they hadn’t got his job. I know many people are angry at his hypocrisy. I do feel that those without sin should cast the first stone. Many of us have done something that wasn’t strictly within the rules and known it.

    I feel angry on behalf of Matt’s wife and 3 children (and his ‘friend’s’ husband and their 3 children. What Mr Hancock did to his family was unforgiveable.


    • Deborah says:

      Ah, whilst going onto Google following my post about the Today programme, I see that Starmer is attacking Boris for his weak leadership. Presumably then this attack by the Today programme has been co-ordinated with Labour.


    • AsISeeIt says:


      “I feel angry on behalf of Matt’s wife and 3 children (and his ‘friend’s’ husband and their 3 children. What Mr Hancock did to his family was unforgiveable.”

      Well said. Heaven forbid propriety in that regard is ever again anywhere near the top of the BBC’s agenda.

      The attack line of hypocrisy over covid rules is about the only valid charge. As for private servers – see Ms Hillary Clinton.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Robinson is the leading proponent of ‘some say ‘. I’m waiting for someone to challenge and ask ‘who says ‘. ?

      Now Robinson will have an example but a canny politician could waste the interview debating who the characters Robinson relied on are and represent .

      Now I know that doesn’t ‘inform the public ‘ but I would suggest Robinson is only interested in a ‘gotcha ‘ which frames the news agenda for that day ..


  41. JohnC says:

    Hong Kong pro-democracy media buckles under China pressure
    The irony of the BBC shouting about the rights of the free press is off the scale.
    Free to do what BBC ?.
    Not report things which don’t suit their agenda ?.
    Deliberately misrepresent stories to leave the reader with either a positive or negative impression in line with their own political agenda ?.
    Precede statements by their political enemies with things like ‘falsely stating that …’ when then can not possibly know for sure that the statement is false ?.
    Cover up the truth about terrorists by deliberately omitting information which identifies who did what if it doesn’t fit their agenda ?.
    Accuse all white males of being racist and sexist whilst being outrageously racist and sexist against those same white males?.
    What a joke the press have become. Especially the BBC who are funded by a public tax and should be duty bound to be impartial. They don’t even represent the government or the country. They represent the middle-class, privileged metropolitan far-Left.


  42. Nibor says:

    Today programme gave a very weak interview with the UN bogus asylum seeker spokesman .

    If the Tories started with this ;

    A nation has the right to choose who enters it , for how long and what their behaviour should be .

    Then they start on firmer ground than bleating about the dangers for the bogus asylum seekers, wanting to discourage criminal gangs ( note not catch and imprison them ) , and giving bogus asylum seekers a safer way into our country .

    Firm borders for UK nationals trumps humanitarian concerns for bogus asylum seekers .
    Firm borders trump traditions that don’t serve us now , our so called standing in foreigners eyes , and treaties that are abused by criminals .


    • JimS says:

      In the days of the ‘Iron Curtain’ one could get shot by East German guards for trying to escape from East Germany by climbing the wall.

      The chances of getting out by a legal route was virtually nil, which was why some would risk ‘the wall’ and why due consideration was given to these refugees in the West.

      For someone living in France there should be no difficulty in getting a ticket for ferry, train or plane so why risk the inflatable when there are legal routes?

      “Excuse me sir. We caught this man trying to climb over your back wall”.
      “Thank you officer!”.
      “I’m afraid you will have to take him in, charge his mobile phone, give him free Wi-Fi and free bed and board until we can confirm his homelessness status”.
      “Thanks (not)”.
      “I hope you weren’t thinking a thought crime, were you sir?”


  43. JimS says:

    “They don’t even represent the government or the country. They represent the middle-class, privileged metropolitan far-Left.”

    i.e. pretty much all politicians of the Blue, Orange and Red Socialist Parties with their Oxbridge ‘PPE’ degrees.

    Isn’t it scary that perhaps only two lecturers have ‘educated’ all of our political ‘leaders’?


  44. Guest Who says:

    Pesto chips in. Slightly.


    • StewGreen says:

      Unless Boris authorised the video release himself, of course security is being reviewed. It makes know difference if they make a public announcement.
      It’s weird Peston thinks things only get done, if there is an official announcement about it.
      The nature of security is that it is done in secret.


      • StewGreen says:

        my typo .. It makes no difference if they make a public announcement.


  45. Guest Who says:

    Vile and Marianna. Seekers after truth.

    Sources close to the BBc say.


    • JohnC says:

      Jeremey should be under the shoe, not on the trousers.
      Marianna does not deserve the oxygen of publicity.


  46. Guest Who says:

    Springster of course is conflating away to the faithful.

    Whilst blocking any with questions on BBC impartiality. Like when Vile tweets incessantly about one party and invites on Femi, Champion and YAB a fair bit.


  47. tomo says:

    They’re jealous of Roger Harrabin … am I rite?


  48. Twin_Town says:

    Not sure if this has been put on? It shows whitey as man admits stabbing and killing librarian. Only to find out the true identity of the murderer when you open the page.

    They decide to show the victim with the headline not the criminal.

    Typical BBC webshite – all to suite their agenda.


    • StewGreen says:

      Yes the page opens with a big photo
      “Zephaniah McLeod admitted a charge of manslaughter and four counts of attempted murder.”

      So that is not deceptive, but th3 coding within in the page is then that the assigned photo when the BBC page is used as a link from everything including Twitter is the pic of the white victim.

      Whereas we know damn well that if a white guy did some kind of political violent attack against a BAME such a link photo would show the white perp, rather than the victim.


    • JohnC says:

      ‘West Midlands Police had to defend its response to the attacks after being criticised for not responding fast enough and the time taken to release images of the suspect.
      The force carried out a review and found it acted “appropriately and professionally”.
      It said declaring a terrorist incident could have delayed medical aid to victims, risking further loss of life.’
      What a complete crock of sh1t. They tried to cover up the details of what looked very much like another Muslim terrorist attack.
      It’s lies like this which make me so angry at what our country has become.


  49. pugnazious says:

    LOL…never a truer word said……


    • Doublethinker says:

      Sadly taking them to the police would have been marginally better and even then they would likely have ended up at the BBC .


    • taffman says:

      Operation Mincemeat II.