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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  1. StewGreen says:

    2pm R4 The drama is a 4 part about a London based Indian family
    “Meet the Majumdars, a family at war… with itself.
    A new drama serial starring Rajit Kapur.
    Self-made billionaire, Ravi Majumdar, risks losing everything to defeat a man he once considered his friend and mentor, while his four children – Amit, Zara, Shaan and Maya – fight for their father’s affections and fortune.
    Recorded both in the UK and in India.


  2. pugnazious says:

    Curiously the BBC doesn’t seem to have reported this…or it’s tucked away in a dark corner of the website….

    ‘An 11-year-old primary school pupil was referred to the government’s controversial counter-radicalisation Prevent programme after a teacher mistook the word “alms” for “arms” during a classroom discussion.

    The boy’s teacher asked what pupils would do if they found themselves in possession of a lot of money. According to a legal challenge against the school lodged by the boy’s parents, he said he would “give alms to the oppressed”. The teacher interpreted this as “give arms to the oppressed” and made the Prevent referral.’

    I expect I’m not the only one who thinks the boy actually did say send ‘arms to the oppressed’ just as Warsi said stop arming the Jews and instead send arms to Hamas…surely the teacher asked the boy exactly what he meant……send alms to the poor and needy but to the ‘oppressed’?…and so reported him to Prevent.

    Just more Muslim lawfare to get Prevent shut down…which is why its surprising the BBC isn’t making a big song and dance about this…yet….they are always batting for the anti-Prevent team.


  3. StewGreen says:

    US Olympian cops backlash for refusing to face the flag during national anthem
    ..she claims she was set up, that could be true.


  4. taffman says:

    “Birmingham stabbings: Man admits Jacob Billington killing”
    “It said declaring a terrorist incident could have delayed medical aid to victims, risking further loss of life.”
    I don’t think we are getting all the facts?
    Why do these ‘men’ always stab in the neck ?


  5. taffman says:

    “Jersey fishing row: More time granted to French fishermen”
    French fishermen will be allowed to work in Jersey waters without meeting new Brexit permit conditions for another three months.

    Why ?
    What has the French government done for us ? Escort more illegal invaders across the Channel .


  6. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch and TWatO Watch combined #1 – well I got my answer

    The BBC are determined to suck up to the Labour Party and try to do as much damage to the Conservative Government as possible while, at the same time, deflecting people from watching Labour’s and Keir Starmer’s joint demise. At a guess, the BBC now with Part-time’s help, will try to keep this handy Hancock-thing running up to and including all of next weekend.

    Just in case the Batley and Spen by-election does not provide the hoped for Labour Party win for Kim Leadbetter.


  7. Guest Who says:

    “What was it about the Clive, Emily and Marianna combo that first attracted the BBc to run competitor PR as news?”


  8. taffman says:

    “Covid in Scotland: New cases pass 3,000 to reach new record high”
    Aye, wee Crankie be doing a grand job !


  9. taffman says:

    Live broadcast …………….
    Javid – “we are going to have to live with it”
    Where have I heard it before ?
    He added “Build Back Better”. Is that some sort of Orwellian motto ?
    Are we really, really, really, coming out in July 19th?


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      “Build Back Better” is the official slogan of the globalists and originated with the World Economic Forum and the UN in 2016. It sounds catchier than “We’re creating a one world government to maximise the wealth of billionaires and reduce democracy, ruled over by appointed experts and surveyed and controlled by Big Tech, with an emphasis on bogus green issues and artifical shortages in energy, travel, food and medical services in order to maxmise prices”.

      It is used by Western politicians to pledge their allegiance and you will see it in presentations and conferences featuring Johnson, Biden, Trudeau, Merkel, Macron and others.


      • taffman says:

        Ian Rushlow
        Then its time the proud British people regain the democracy that our forefathers fought bitterly for and bust this cabal and smash the wookerati that are undermining a thousand years of British culture and language. Bu@@er Build Back Better and save our economy from the damage our PM is causing .

        Our motto? ‘Rule Britannia’.


      • Thoughtful says:

        Just watching Louis Theroux ‘survivalists’ and they were expressing exactly the same sentiments 30 years ago, save for the fact they have become much more widespread and obvious to people.


    • theisland says:

      All so predictable


  10. Thoughtful says:

    I’ve just had a response from the BBC complaints unit which is quite possibly the most unbelievable ever.

    “within our Editorial Guidelines on accuracy, impartiality, fairness and decency which underpin all BBC reporting”

    They then go one to quote President Biden as their main source, together with another Democrat senator, and claim to be impartial.

    It beggars belief that anyone would quote a senior member of a political party and hold them as impartial, because by their very very definition they can’t be !


    • JimS says:

      Trump, bad, Biden, good.

      It’s quite simple.

      America is now off the news agenda until the mid-terms.


  11. Beltane says:

    Please excuse a slightly off-piste comment but I really never thought a football commentator could exceed David Pleat’s delivery to make losing the will to live an attractive option.

    Well done ITV. Your choice of Emma Hayes for the Spain v Croatia match has made poor old Pleaty seem quite animated.


  12. BRISSLES says:

    So, when we get all our freedoms back we’re going to be prisoners within our own borders ! we cant go anywhere – we’re now the pariahs of Europe, so much so that we’ll need a little red handbook of which country has which rules we have to abide by – dictated by Chairperson Angula Merkel – yet all her lot can come over here with no problems at all.

    Remember that film Escape from New York ??? laughably all the migrants are trying to get into a high security prison.


  13. G.W.F. says:

    The BBC sinks to the gutter with this report on a child who unfortunately died as a result of swallowing a small battery.
    Look at the close up with camera holding on the mother’s face as she sobs about the loss of her child.
    For Christ sake turn the bloody camera off, we all know how mothers suffer grief when a child dies. We don’t need to wallow in her grief.
    Absolutely disgusting, lowest ethical standard of camera work ever.


    • BRISSLES says:

      GW I agree. I’m by no means heartless, but once grieving parents/family are being interviewed on camera, no matter how their loved ones have died, I switch off. The hugged photograph, the racking sobs, makes me wonder why the hell these people put themselves through it. Once upon a time grieving was considered private, but now we’re all expected to share in their misery. Well, I wont, I have enough problems of my own without having to watch others deal with theirs.


  14. pugnazious says:

    LOL…no mention of Brexit as Nissan invest in the UK….we do get a sly attempt to credit the investment to the EU in a very short report…

    ‘It is hoped the new plant will be producing batteries in time for 2024 when the level of UK-made components in UK-made cars is required to start increasing in line with the terms of the UK’s trade deal with the European Union – where most of Nissan’s Sunderland-assembled cars are sold.’

    Just more proof the BBC shapes its reports to suit whatever message it wants to deliver.

    Also note Guido telling us of this….

    ‘The European Commission (EC) has ruled that the UK’s data protection laws are secure enough to allow personal data to continue flowing freely between the UK and the EU for at least another four years. Another Brexit myth busted, then…

    Despite repeated scaremongering from the Twitterati that the EC wouldn’t give approval (and therefore businesses and trade would go into meltdown), the announcement that the UK has retained its ‘adequate’ security status means life will, as most sane people predicted, go on as usual. Although the European Parliament still insisted there be a four-year sunset clause in the decision, which means it’ll have to be re-reviewed at that point…’

    The BBC was among those zealously telling us, day in day out, that we were all doomed and that we would be cut off from the data.


  15. davylars says:

    Is this correct? …. BBC 6 o’clock news
    I don’t seem to remember a fatality rate as bad as this..


    One for Stew to check perhaps?

    Unless they meant hospital admission but it wasn’t stated…


    • StewGreen says:

      1 in 50 would be 2%
      So 1 in 60 is just a touch lower
      Deaths used to be 5% of positive cases
      but once you start testing school kids you get lots of positives who are never going to die
      At the same time the pool of potential victims is smaller
      .. cos the weakest people have already died
      So it’s certainly possible that the rate of positives to deaths could fall to 2%


      • StewGreen says:

        You can argue that the death rate is even lower
        cos always a lot of people get Covid without any symptoms so they are not included in positives .
        So 100 positives might actually reflect that there are 200 or 300 real cases in the community
        So when 5 people dies the death rate is not 5% but rather 2.5 or 1.7%


      • Sluff says:

        Worth pointing out that the ratio of deaths to positive cases is very dependent on several factors.
        1. Testing capacity and coverage
        2. Definition of death due to covid.
        3. Efficient and effective reporting and data collection of the above.
        4. Not to mention the actual medical intervention, dexamethasone, intensive care, vaccinations. Etc.
        5. Population demographics.

        The UK rate was just over 2% in January, easy to compare rates at the peak of the wave, and pre- mass vaccination.

        France over the last 3 months has suspiciously never gone much above 1%. Thus their death rate is less than the UK despite having a quarter more cases and many fewer vaccinations.
        Does anyone believe the official numbers from China or India? On the other hand, Peru and Poland seem to have been remarkably honest.

        Country comparisons need heavy duty government health warnings, so to speak.


        • StewGreen says:

          counting raw deaths is a rubbish metric anyway
          Every human dies
          What matters is how many months earlier than expected.


  16. taffman says:

    “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

    Why is Al Beeb censoring information about the huge march that was held on Saturday ?
    A Government D Notice ? Or Al Beeb acting on its own ?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman I think there was an informal agreement at the start of the campaign that the BBC wouldn’t be looked at if they carried the government messages … including suppressing any dissent and demonising anyone against the programme …


    • G.W.F. says:

      Perhaps the BBC instructed its government to issue a D Notice


  17. taffman says:

    Anything on Al Beeb about Priti’s ‘English Channel Defence Plans’ by shipping the invaders abroad ?

    Surely that will send the message to the 5K plus that are already here to ‘do a runner’ and hide in the cities with the many others that hide there.


  18. Sluff says:

    Oh dear.
    How sad.
    Never mind.

    ‘BBC journalist Emily Maitlis has been reprimanded for sharing a “clearly controversial” post on social media, the broadcaster has said.


  19. Dover Sentry says:

    Anyone else noticed the lack of England flags on cars and buildings? ⚽

    This must be unique at this stage of an international competition, especially as we are playing Germany tomorrow.

    What could be the cause?

    Perhaps, a Marxist organisation which wants to destroy our institutions? And the willingness of dumb players and their manager to conform?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Dover – you’d need a Genuine England team for the St George’s Flags to come out … at least the Scots will be wearing their Kraut shirts on Tuesday …..

      I’m happy to have put £2 on Germany to qualify …


      • Dover Sentry says:

        Our BBC have not commented on the almost total lack of England flags to be seen. Being Marxist, the situation suits them.

        Think I’ll do the same re Germany winning.


  20. Sluff says:

    Somewhere up this trail I swear I read about Andrew Marr catching covid after two jabs. Apologies for lack of credit to the poster.

    Turns out our Andrew reckons he caught it at the G7 in Cornwall.

    Guess what? The Cornwall covid rates, relatively low, often very low, all through the pandemic, have rocketed. West Devon by contrast has hardly budged.

    Locally, guess where rates are highest? Yep, St Ives and Falmouth.

    So…..who else has not been following the rules? Apart from thousands involved in G7. Which among other things discussed the global response to covid?


  21. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV
    9pm, Love Island returns to ITV2
    David Hockney night on BBC4



  22. markh says:

    There should be a lot more anti-black racism in the music industry if it spews forth talentless non-entities like ‘Stormzy’ who encouraged people to burn down Theresa May’s house with her inside it. Endlessly promoted and hero-worshipped by the BBC of course, who hold him up before schoolchildren as a role model.


    • JimS says:

      Anti-black racism in Britain will never end until BAMEs get their own radio channels and awards.

      I suggest they might call them Radio 1 Extra, Asian Network and Music of Black Origin, but I realise that will never catch on in this racist country.


      • taffman says:

        Those people that don’t like this country are free to leave. There are plenty of replacements coming in across the Channel.


  23. Thoughtful says:

    And with the new camp Doctor Who come a new set of jokes.

    The Tardis has a new acronym Taking All Random Dicks In the Shi**er.

    The rest are unfortunately too crude to repeat but funny.


  24. vlad says:

    As we know, there is a battle raging in the culture wars of the Anglo-Saxon world (and beyond).

    One brave warrior in this fight is Christopher Rufo, an American conservative activist who has been exposing the extent and the depth of the infiltration of Critical Race Theory, and its corrosive effect, as well as supporting the huge pushback by large numbers of parents at school boards in a populist revolt.

    Naturally the Swamp hate him, and he has been mercilessly attacked and slandered in the ‘legacy media’.

    But he’s fighting back as he explains in this interview.

    Once again, Sky Aus gives airtime to as serious issue that our own woke BBC won’t touch.

    If GB News gets its act together they should have speakers like him on.


  25. Fedup2 says:

    I found the first BBC sleeper on GB News
    On a discussion of illegal immigration from France he compared it with increases in population which happened at the start of the industrial revolution

    A good A level essay – glossing over the 10 million population increase since 2000

    Yes 10 million

    But in the real world this kidult just looked like a fool . Worthy of the BBC but not GBNews …


    • Kaiser says:

      tom harwood was the pratts name and his argument was pretty lame the industrial revolution was accompanied by massive population growth and massive increases in GDP allowing us to out compete france , therefore flood the country with immigrants for more GDP

      But we are not leading a new industrial revolution with massive growths in PRODUCTIVITY are we tom

      if anything productivity is being driven down by cheap labour

      and yes we did have 60% growth in population apparently , to 16m people , many of whom tom lived wretched lives in wretched conditions


  26. JohnC says:

    GB news talking about this:
    Humberside Police grooming gang inquiry appeals for witnesses
    No mention at all of the people doing it. You have to read other articles to discover:
    ‘The girls, who are all white, claim they were abused by men they describe as being of Asian and Middle Eastern backgrounds, including Turkish, Kurdish and Bangladeshi.’
    Now Humberside Police are winding down the case with only one conviction.
    Perhaps they need the manpower to protect the gangs of Gypsies who are trashing pubs in the area from hate crimes.
    I can’t even begin to imagine how big this story would be if white men were gang-raping Muslim girls.
    At last we have a news channel which will question it. The disgusting BBC hypocrites don’t care one bit about the victims. The agenda is more important.


  27. tomo says:


    • JohnC says:

      The war on terror has indeed changed : it’s now all about suppressing what people get told.
      They know they can’t possibly stop the tens of thousands of potential terrorists and child rapists living among us so their only other option is to do their best to make sure as few people as possible find out what they do. A few hundred lives is irrelevant in comparison to the breakdown of society.
      Hence they never use the words Muslim or Terrorist in reports of their attacks any more and what they did to try and silence Tommy Robinson (pushing him into a room of hardened Muslim criminals then locking the door, blackmailing him with the threats against his family, arresting him and jailing him within a few hours for publicising a rape-gang trial) was shocking for a ‘civilised’ country.
      The intelligent reader realises this must be the very tip of the iceberg. There are few people who will keep going under that pressure.


      • JohnC says:

        The last story made me wonder what was going on with Tommy Robinson these days so I did a search.
        I read an article in The Guardian about a dispute he’s having with someone from ‘The Independent’ (one notch to the right of The Guardian) and noticed that in the report, they say ‘in which he falsely claimed to have a source who said Partridge had groomed a child, the court heard’.
        It seems that adding an assertive ‘false’ before words like ‘claim’ is now normal practise for the far-Left ‘journalists’ !!. How can they possibly know the claims are false ?.
        This is why everything they do must be challenged because when they get away with small lies, they are slowly expanded into bigger ones.
        Journalists must be the biggest occupational contradiction of any profession. They are supposed to be independent arbiters who champion the truth when in fact they are the most ethically barren, gutter-level scum of anyone. It’s no coincidence that most who choose this career are Lefties.


  28. taffman says:

    Al Beeb…………..
    “Stars call for ‘gadget levy’ to fund UK creatives”
    “This includes laptops, PCs and smartphones, said a group of artist industry organisations behind the idea.”

    People in work pay enough tax as it is. Why should we pay to support the ‘luvies’ ? They should get a real job like everyone else . We are already facing a huge tax bill as it is thanks to our present PM.


    • JohnC says:

      In Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, all of these luvvies along with every other useless member of society got put in a spaceship and sent into deep space.
      If only it were possible.


      • moggie63 says:

        With the tossers that this country now seems to comprise of, we’d need a C and D ark. Probably an E and F too.


  29. taffman says:

    Al Beeb……………“Covid: School isolation rules could end in autumn”

    Operative word “Could “. We often see reports that there are rises in Covid cases . But that is not deaths, as many people get the virus and don’t even know it. Getting Covid is, in effect like getting a ‘jab’.
    Children’s education has already been wrecked enough as it is by our ‘lockdown crazy’ politicians and teachers.


  30. taffman says:

    Don’t place too much hope on Javid. He did not do much to stop the “illegals” invading this country.


    • JohnC says:

      He did lots of very public rushing back from his luxury holiday in order to write a press release about how he would deal with the illegal immigrant crisis. Then it all went quiet and eventually I read we just paid the Frence a few million to promise to do their job better.
      And don’t forget Javid was a remainer until they lost then swiftly became a Brexiteer.
      This man cannot be trusted. There’s only one thing on his agenda : his own position.


      • Guest Who says:

        Met him once; up close and personal.

        A political operator to the core.

        Not meant in a good way.


    • Nibor says:

      Taffy ,

      Is the problem the Home Secretaries we get or the Swamp – senior civil serpents – who infest the institutions of power ?


  31. Guest Who says:

    Toenails is silly.


  32. Guest Who says:

    Next BBC cookery show with Nads’ community leaders promises to be edgy.


  33. Guest Who says:

    Jez and Marianna still trying to milk this.


    • theisland says:

      Vine’s brand of opinionated self-importance and puerile sneering is typical of what has alienated the majority of ordinary people, most of whom are not on twitter etc. and continue to make their own judgements based on common sense and balance.
      His failure, and that of his ilk, to set the various agendas by distorting facts and language has now resulted in desperation.


      • Guest Who says:

        Certainly Marianna, who seeks engagements but blocks any that don’t suit, trying to conflate a sign about censorship with a hit squad on her trail is beyond silly.


      • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

        I would love to fight Vine.


  34. Guest Who says:

    Irony alert


  35. Guest Who says:

    The sooner Ceebeebies get Nish back in on this the better.


    • vlad says:

      One topic absolutely verboten: IQ test scores.



    • Guest Who says:

      Was hoping she’d comment. Now we just need the BBC to get Labour’s experts in.


  36. Guest Who says:

    BBC Moaning Emole has research, which suggests…

    ask upgrade ‘cuts Covid infection risk’

    Research at a hospital that upgraded staff face coverings suggests close-fit FFP3 masks – which are designed to filter out airborne virus particles – could provide up to 100% protection. After finding staff on Covid wards faced a risk 47 times higher than colleagues on wards kept free from infection, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust issued FFP3 masks during December’s second coronavirus wave. The rate of infections dropped to the level on non-Covid wards. While the paper is yet to be peer-reviewed, it adds weight to calls from the Royal College of Nursing and others to provide more than the standard surgical masks. The government says it continually monitors emerging evidence.


    ‘Up to’ was always a useful phase in advertising, and now does Sterling work in editorial.

    I still wonder about the 1% that Dettol does not get.


    • Guest Who says:

      Luckily Fergus’ ‘analysis’ suggests more…


      Mixing Covid vaccines gives good protection, study suggests

      The initial results of this mix and match vaccine trial are highly encouraging and throw up some interesting options for booster doses. Mixing first and second doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines yielded strong immune responses.

      It is worth remembering that two doses of AZ are already proven to reduce the chances of being hospitalised with Covid by more than 90%. What this trial suggests is that for the third, booster doses, it may be preferable to give a different brand of vaccine than the one used for the first two shots.

      Read full analysis >

      Fergus Walsh
      Medical edtitor



    • JimS says:

      “I still wonder about the 1% that Dettol does not get.”

      Me too.

      When the 1% has to compete with the 99% it might stay at 1%. When the competition has gone the 1% will quickly take up the space, and no amount of Dettol, (other brands are available), will get rid of it

      When they have got rid of the old, white, male and heterosexual I expect it will be Gay Ramadingdong all year long and there won’t be anyone to object!


    • Northern Voter says:

      In 20 minutes due to binary reproduction, there are 2% and so on and so on, in no time at all your back to your 100%.


  37. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – the rich want to get even more wealthy
    This must meet with full BBC approval, after all it works for the BBC. I am sure the Beeboids will be bringing this up at regular intervals in the future.


    • Scroblene says:

      I sometimes wish I could earn a million splonders for sitting in front of a camera, spouting borrocks, Snuffy!

      But then Beeboids don’t have what I have, a loving wife and family, a small dog and a super garden – I don’t need to even consider what they think.

      Who’s the winner?


      • Up2snuff says:

        I have a friend who is a luvvie, Scrobie, down at the different end of the income scale. Has to have a full time job to survive and does workshops and then bits and pieces of work when they come in.

        I think a tax on high earning luvvies, the Emmas and the Hughs, to fund their less well off bruvvers and sistas and the theatre staff, the tech crew on films sets and studio engineers should be the order of the day. Much better than making the cost of a laptop computer 3% more expensive for school homework for the child of the single mother on benefits.


  38. Guest Who says:

    Laura doing what she does best.


    • Scroblene says:

      Most Conservatives couldn’t give a toss, Laura, so just stop piddling about with Labour’s hopes for coming second at Batley and Spen.


  39. Guest Who says:

    So BS on the symbolic norty step for a week; who can Lewis get in as a proxy gob?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Amazing that professional nutter still gets attention


      • Sluff says:

        One man’s professional nutter is another state broadcasting organisation’s ‘approved impartial political expert’


      • Scroblene says:

        That’s the awful BBC’s mindset – get as many disgraced people like him, Vicky Price etc, and show the world what ‘nice’ people they are.

        Someone should tell the undermanagers at W1A that they’re just a sad bunch of losers and that nobody really believes a word they spout.

        Oh, waaaait a minute – we do…


  40. Foscari says:

    I must admit that other than the football I don’t watch ITV
    very often. BUT my god what I have seen during the Euros
    makes me think that the woke , diversity obsessed executives
    at the BBC must be thinking about what the BBC is missing
    by not having advertising. For watching ITV with it’s adverts
    is like watching television in the Caribbean !
    One would think that advertisers would be interested in
    the make up of the viewing public. But maybe I am wrong
    and now the demographics of the UK has a sizeable
    minority of indigenous folk, just as it is now in Londonistan.


    • Guest Who says:

      I find using attractive women does help sales.

      What intrigues is the % of the % of models of color sporting frizzy locks that I have seen almost nowhere out and about here.

      Getty images or Germany… a lot.

      And land orcas beating the sh*t out of each other in KFCs.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Couple of decent games yesterday but so much has been dross


  41. Sluff says:

    Headline stop press news, BBC style.

    In Paris, a small town in Canada you have probably never heard of, they painted a pedestrian crossing in gay pride rainbow colours, and someone has put down tyre rubber on it.

    In other news. Hate crime in Norwich as lesbian’s wheelie bin is put back in wrong place by dustbin man….errrr person.
    I just made that up but for heaven’s sake don’t tell the BBC news dinosaur.


  42. StewGreen says:

    CBBC accused of one-sided coverage on trans issues.. GBN video


  43. AsISeeIt says:

    Put down that crumpet and concentrate for a moment on matters of national importance

    One occasionally likes to challenge expectations and so we’ll kick off this morning’s ragtag collection of press vignettes with a story that somehow made it to a national newspaper frontpage and is perhaps the very epitome of what the youngsters term a First World Problem: ‘Toasters are too small to cope with artisan sourdough loaves, which are wider and longer than the standard white sliced supermarket offering‘ (Telegraph)

    There is a school of thought that we fortunate denizens of liberal western democracies find ourselves in a state so pampered, with all our basic material needs accommodated, that we go looking for problems we can exaggerate to some ludicrously exponential extent. Could it be that we tend to justify our humdrum existence with imagined existential threats applified back to us in a shrieking feedback loop by our self-interested corporate media and politicians?

    You probably think I’m now about to refer to a press report on covid or global warming or perhaps some BBC investigation into the far-right. But, as of this breakfast time, I’m interested in toasters.

    A sample of 78 toasters reviewed by Which? found the average slot is around 6cm too short for many slices of sourdough, which can measure up to 22cm when bought from a bakery‘ – Apologies for the metrics there. Even decades after their imposition they still don’t sit happily within common English parlance, wouldn’t you agree? However, I think their use is justified in the strictly scientific context here.

    The Telegraph, surely with tongue firmly lodged within their bread crumb-smeared cheek, sums up the dilema for our chattering sourdough toast-buttering classes, faced with the unfashionably slight apputures on their proletarian appliances: ‘It leaves sourdough afficianados facing the choice of flipping their toast – or, of course, cutting their slices in half

    There often is a simple, no nonsense, solution to these inflated problems of our own paranoid making.

    Now, to the governmental problem of how on earth they can explain to the public that lockdown is no longer a thing.

    Were our masters complete totalitarians there would be no difficulty at all. As George Orwell explained in 1984 – In Book 1 Oceania is, and has always been, at war with Eurasia, and Eastasia is an ally. However, in Book 2, the government announces that Oceania is, and always has been, at war with Eastasia, and that Eurasia is an ally. Think of those two as Russia and China and, all things considered, these days, we’re probably coming toward the end of Book 1.

    The difficulty is that the one life saved at any cost justifies lockdown equation really leaves no way out of lockdown. There will always be viruses and elderly and vulnerable people will always die. And now they will be sure to make news headlines.

    You’ll probably hate this metaphor – our authorities, having wedged us – the sourdough – so tightly into the inappropriately small toaster slot of lockdown, so that we won’t and can’t ever pop up, everything it is now beginning to burn.

    Javid shifts tone on curbs in call for nation to “learn to live” with covid‘ (FT)

    It remains to be seen what further innovatory curbs on our freedoms this might still entail? We’ll certainly watch out for whatever pops up. But for now…

    How fortunate it was that – as the Sun preceptively remarks in reference to the football: ‘Come on Harry… even Hancock scored!


    • Guest Who says:

      Once bought some of those Kevlar silicone toaster bags for an epic cheese and ham toastie and had to whack it in with a rubber mallet.

      Not optimal. Back to the grill then.

      Interestingly Aldi, one of the more successful marketing retailers, has £20 ranges of everything you could hope to heat up, from mini doughnuts to churro sticks.

      They make money seeing a need and meeting it.

      The media make money feeding off outrage.

      I know who deserves to succeed and who deserves to be despised.


  44. Fedup2 says:

    Mel Melvyn Bragg gives an interview to Guardian about how there is a need to save the BBC from people ( like us ) . Curiously it doesn’t mention how much licence payers’ cash he has trousered over the years … but it wouldn’t would it ?

    The charter review is coming up next year so we can expect to see ‘robust ‘ defence from all BBC quarters – particularly the paedophile wing …


  45. Old Goat says:

    Harrabin taken to task by Tony Heller. When I see Tony’s sensible, well thought out and accurate material, I wonder how people like Harrabin can even dare to expose their own level of tosh. Are they totally oblivious to history, and factual evidence? It would appear so:


  46. Old Goat says:

    Not BBC, but Classic FM have a new Sunday evening series featuring someone called Rinder, who will be espousing gay and LBTQ music.

    Classic is a station I am beginning to loathe, bigly. It’s already promoting lots of “tinted” musicians and composers – not that there are many to choose from…


    • Doublethinker says:

      Agree. I noticed that when Suchet was replaced by Armstrong leftist politics slowly began to intrude onto the morning show. We now have black music, black musicians etc at least 10% of the time but the amount black classical music is much much smaller than that . And of course are they good enough to be featured so prominently on a station which boasts it plays the classical music in the world? Yet another example of some Woke elitists trying to brainwash us into believing the same crap that they do.


      • Northern Voter says:

        Wait till the Cane Mason’s come out as gay and trannies. It will get worse.


  47. tomo says:

    Will Harrabin treat us to one consequence of California’s renewable revolution?

    “Don’t charge your EVs”


  48. Sluff says:

    On Toady there was a piece about (lack of) non-white authors in English Literature in schools.
    The throwaway line was that ONE THIRD of all school pupils are from ‘ethnic minorities’.

    A few days ago there was a separate story that, because of covid, the death rate has exceeded the birth rate for the first time since 1976. Yet the population still goes up by 200,000 per year, hence among other things the clamour to concrete over large parts of England to build new houses.

    The country is sleepwalking to oblivion.


  49. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Day eleventy and the HandyHancock saga goes on Happily for Labour & Starmer

    Ladies Day at Wimbledon and in the TOADY Studio with The Bee Lady and Mishal Husain in charge. Lord Bob* (Robert Kerslake, a Civil Service ‘mandarin’) – a Beeb favourite – is rolled on to opine on the subject of Ministerial appointments. Should Matt Hancock have been able to appoint ‘a friend’ to a non-Executive role with oversight for his Department?

    Of course Lord Bob doesn’t rattle the windows too much with suggestions for reforms, after all, the Civil Service probably have things working quite nicely for them, thank you very much.

    * not to be confused with Cap’n Bob, ‘a very different kettle of fish’ food.