Weekend Thread 10 July 2021

One of those strange weekends when the Far Left Anti British BBC suddenly gets all ‘patriotic’ but must inject racial division wherever possible .

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287 Responses to Weekend Thread 10 July 2021

  1. G.W.F. says:

    First, first time. Scrap the Licence Fee, sell off the BBC.

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    • taffman says:

      If you pay the telly tax you are paying Al Beeb to be preached at.
      Stop paying the tax that robs from the poor to give to the rich .
      Stop paying the broadcaster that hates Great Britain!

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    • NCBBC says:

      Dont pay the TV tax. The Beebs sends me reminder of what I’m missing. Not much except not seeing Federer’s possible last showing at Wimbledon.

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  2. Deborah says:

    Just been watching Jeremy Clarkson on Amazon Prime trying to farm. The programme has a serious message about how difficult farming can be; but watching Clarkson trying to shear a sheep just had me in stitches. I cannot remember laughing like that on the BBC since Ronnie Barker gave up.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The 3 minute monologue
      .. https://youtu.be/iCPJgALNfXo

      The 1 minute shearing clip

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      • Deborah says:

        Stew, it was the part that came immediately after this clip that was so funny. If you were reading my mind you were out by about 20 seconds which is impressive because this is episode 7.

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        • StewGreen says:

          Deb it’s copyrighted I can only get hold of what they put out or what someone has pirated.
          and it’s not on the alternative video platforms like Rumble
          I guess Amazon have a anti-piracy team
          maybe it’s on Parler or the other one.

          A lot of people saying episode 7 is comedy gold

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        • Fedup2 says:

          It’s very good . I’m just finishing episode 7 of 8 – with the bee keeping . Very interested as I kept bees for a while .
          Clarkson and I shared the experience of the horror – the horror – of having bees get into your protective space suit . You and feel them and know what’s coming next – the stings ….
          It’s very good – although his solution to farming problems amounted to getting the cheque book out ..

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Cheque book? Hire a couple of Aussie wranglers then: they shear a sheep in something like one every two minutes. Seen it done (on TV): incredible.

            Fed, a friend of mine – now departed this life – kept bees and didn’t bother with the suit. He was rarely stung, if he was, it was usually on a hand or finger and he reckoned being stung was good for his arthritis and rheumatism. Dementia (Alzheimers) claimed him some way into retirement.

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            • Fedup2 says:

              Up2
              Don’t start me – I spent a fortune on kit – but then found that my reaction to stings got progressively worse . The cure ? Give up . I thought about using an old NBC suit but that was too much .
              . So if anyone wants a shed load of beekeeping kit – including the fabled ‘spinner ‘ drop me a comment ….

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      • Thoughtful says:

        The scene prior to that one where the sheep is on top of him in the crush is even funnier, as when the sheep struggles free it bites him right between the legs and both the Shepherdess and the union man have to turn away they are laughing so hard.

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  3. Guest Who says:

    And there at the bottom, microphone in hand…

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    • StewGreen says:

      Well Sopel was working with him on the day the Dems chose their candidate for the presidential race.

      November 2020 when Sopel was mocking Trump for daring to query suspect election results
      some replied to Sopel

      “And yet you lauded Avenatti for months.
      Even as a basic element of journalism, you don’t think its worth it to at least investigate?
      If there’s nothing there, then it’s a given, right?
      Even the Dens I know can smell there’s something not right.

      referencing that before Avenatti was charged with fraud Sopel had said nothing.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        When BBC people get caught out – as has happened in this case – the result is just silence .

        What if there is a whistleblower in the criminal gang of the false president who tells all about the election fix ?

        Will that make the BBC news ? I think not ? Plus – of course they’d be found dead in a cell with no CCTV …

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      • Guest Who says:

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  4. vlad says:

    Don’t expect to see this on the BBC:

    “BOMBSHELL TEXT: Joe Biden Received HALF Of The Crime Family’s Money.”

    The video is long but it boils down to one email in which Hunter wrote: “But don’t worry, unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

    Article and video:

    https://nypost.com/2021/07/04/hunter-biden-engaged-in-some-daddy-pay-care-devine/

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  5. taffman says:

    “Brexit: Downing Street rejects EU’s estimate of divorce bill”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-57778667
    Pay nothing, we have paid enough to them by rescuing them from mess they got into in two world wars.
    Bo Jo should have gone WTO.

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  6. taffman says:

    Is Al Beeb setting up a private company as a ready ‘bolt hole’ to go to when the telly tax gets scrapped ?
    It would be an ideal place for the highly paid Al Beeboids to work when that’ve had their ‘golden’ redundancy pay outs? A private company all paid for by you, the telly tax payer.

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  7. JohnC says:

    Here I go whinging about the same thing again:
    Everything I used to watch on a Friday evening has turned to woke sh1t. In my desperation, I tried another episode of Vera. The start of series 7 I think it was.
    They usually change the cast each season. For example, the pathologist has varied between a black male model who keeps his sleeves rolled up and an older Asian guy (looks Indian). But of course they are both brilliant. Never make a mistake and even go out finding tyre tracks etc as well.
    So this time Vera approaches the new one bent over the body. She looks at sidekick and asks if it is the new guy who they infer is a complete tw@t. He says ‘I’m afraid so’. And as we get close I knew what was waiting for me : yup – he’s a pale-and-stale whitey.
    Vera’s new detective is there. She’s black like the last one. This time proper African black, not the black-but-cute ones we normally get.
    So the murdered girl is young and very white. Vera visits the parents. Mixed race. Turns out the girl is a lesbian.
    Vera visits lesbian partner. She’s black. Again, full-on African black.
    It’s a bit of a blur after that because I’d lost interest and was reading the news on my phone. I remember Vera going somewhere else and would you believe it ? – another entirely unlikely older mixed race couple.
    Off.
    The thing which stood out is how all the white people had Newcastle accents and all the black people didn’t. Obviously shipped in for the part as there aren’t many locally.
    The dwarf woman in the wheelchair seems to have gone. I wonder why they got rid of her : she was brilliant too. The only bad one on the team is the middle-aged, racist, bigot, whitey copper whose job it seems is to remind us how bad whitey-man is.
    I’m almost tempted to try another to see how low they will go in that one.
    The only amusing part is that when Vera is at the whiteboard giving a lecture, they always have 3 or 4 extras stood watching in the background shuffling papers and carefully paying attention but never getting involved. They change from episode to episode and it’s quite amusing to see who they put there. This time is was someones Indian grandmother.
    The entertainment industry in the UK has turned to anti-white, anti-male racist sh!t. I’ve been hoping it was a fad but it just gets worse and worse.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      JohnC
      I admire anyone who watches anything on UK TV . American drama is just light years ahead and isn’t as quite possessed of white guilt .
      I wonder if the TV people think that because they used mainly white Hetero normal actors in dramas for so long – that this was wrong so are now in the other direction ?

      I watched about 15 minutes of the recent c5 monster – Anne Boleyn as a coloured girl . The premise is insane . But her acting – god awful . A joke of an idea that no one stopped .
      But it will get awards ….

      Police dramas are seen – I think – as a reflection . I saw some of the recent big hit one – line of duty – . The dialogue ? Actors talking like machines with a script aimed at 12 year olds . Yet rave reviews ….

      I find myself on a DVD / prime diet . But the likes of prime and Netflix produces a fair amount of dross too .

      Speaking of dross – the BBC – as I speak – must be finishing the charters on the fleet of aircraft it hired to go to the Japan olympics in a couple of weeks time …

      You know – the 2021 olympics that no one wants – plenty of covid – a hostile population – no live audience – the perfect recipe .
      Our plucky coloured athletes will be interviewed by an adoring coloured BBC clone about doing well to come 7th out of 8 .
      And god only knows what the Japanese will think of ‘woke’ .
      And thanks – your line ‘dwarf woman in a wheelchair ‘made me splutter my tea ….

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Excellent short video by Simon Webb on the surreal world of race-obsessed ‘British’ TV series here:

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    • harry142857 says:

      Gone are the days whereby the easiest way to date long running series like Midsomer Murders was to either look at car number plates or how advanced the computers and monitors were in the police station, but to count the number of ethnics parachuted into village life. One episode recently had a black librarian. Be honest, libraries are a thing of the past and even in the largest cities, they are being closed.
      Also, a black pub landlord. I have been in hundreds of pubs in my lifetime and never once has an ethnic been in charge ( ps I have worked in the hospitality industry all my life, and the management is 99% caucasian)

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      • Guest Who says:

        Not even the Duke Arms in Whitehaven?

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      • JohnC says:

        Don’t forget the episode in Midsomer Murders where the small village, traditional local butcher was as black as coal.
        That was the point for me where the balance went from watchable to lopsided tripe I had to endure if I had nothing else to watch.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Looking at the list of the author Anne Cleeves ‘Vera’ series she only appears to have written 10 novels, starting in 1999. I have never read them, but I doubt when writing her early ones (or Shetland) she knew they were going to be televised, and so it could be entirely down to the Casting Director to make politically correct changes to her characters.

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          • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

            Not the BBC, but I took a look in the window of the clothing shop River Island on my way past on Friday. Of the nine mannequins or dummies in the shop window, all nine were dark-skinned. One out of nine would be more realistic, if 87% of British people are White.

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    • Deborah says:

      Same problem with Father Brown which I think is on the Drama channel. The woke was creeping in episode by episode but seems less of late.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Pure propaganda technique – revise the past – Churchill was black – ‘we shall fight them on the beaches innit”( but other invaders will get an escort )

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      • JohnC says:

        Absolutely – the early episodes of the last series IIRC started going down the woke route but it eased off later.
        I think the worst I ever saw was ‘Grantchester’ where about 50 black people turned up from the USA and James Norton had to sit and look guilty while one stood on his pulpit and gave the congregation a lecture on slavery and how evil white people are.
        It made me cringe. No wonder he left.
        Apparently it’s devoted to giving lessons on gay rights now. I don’t know : I can’t watch it any more.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      John:

      Surely Vera is only representing the vibrant multicultural society of north east England? There seem to be more mixed marriages there than in the average DFS advert.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Lol ! I remember my Mum telling me that “only a certain sort of girl would go out with a black man”. Mind you, back in the 60’s non whites were as rare as hen’s teeth where I lived, but from my Mam that was fair warning.

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  8. StewGreen says:

    For some reason Twitter news is pushing at me a 2 day old story
    North Africa July 8, 2021
    A charity group is asking the EU to help disembark a ship with 572 rescued migrants”

    None of the tweets on the Twitter news age mention that the Ocean Viking already delivered the migrants to Sicily 13 hours ago , on Friday morning.

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    • taffman says:

      All heading this way? Thanks to our government’s Border Farce and so called Home Office.

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  9. Scroblene says:

    “A charity group is asking the EU to help disembark a ship with 572 rescued migrants”

    May I suggest that the so-called ‘charities’, get their act together and fund the placement of all these people indefinitely?

    I’m sure they can ask a Miliband’s advice, and maybe persuade him to help out from his half-mill wages!

    They could buy a small African country somewhere for peanuts, take all these people there, and tell them to work at building their new homes!

    Charities for sad people are the scourge of modern existence, they prey on so many normal citizens to give them money which they squander on their own selves. The only charity we support is our Air Ambulance, because they actually do something, and pay themselves very little.

    The BBC love ‘charities’, it makes them feel good about the money they waste on non-slebs, and awful, tacky broadcasting.

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  10. Guest Who says:

    The collection in Jimmy Savile’s camper in the car park will be impressive.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Think about it for a moment.

      Then Stew’s post above about Sopes Avenatti ‘reporting’.

      Sopes’ book likely in Hunter’s bog.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Nick’s spelling excellent too.

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      • vlad says:

        Does Nick believe Biden is reading his book? The guy can’t even read his Mickey Mouse prompt notes that others have written for him.

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      • JohnC says:

        I checked reviews on Sopes books and to my astonishment they got very good reviews.
        When I actually checked them it became clear it was because only the extreme Lefties actually read it. One review even complained he gave Republicans too much credit in order to maintain the legendary BBC impartiality.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Why ? this will be about as interesting as watching all the bloody bookshelves behind talking heads during lockdown.

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  11. Fedup2 says:

    From Norman Brennan on the Twitter

    STARTS
    ‘Folks I have a ticket for Eng v Italy Final cost £320 includes night at Wembley Hilton; when booking I didn’t know it would coincide with me getting Married; so with a heavy heart someone is going to have to take my place; It’s at Richmond Registry Office 4pm & her name is Jackie’

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  12. theisland says:

    When we fought off invaders.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Shocking though that the speech to the house of commons by Churchill was yet another received by craven cowardly Tories who even then still wanted capitulation to the Nazis because they were scared of their own shadows. Today they are worse than they were then and have surrendured to the woke mob.

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  13. Guest Who says:

    Vile kiss Lady Nugee with that mouth?

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    • Scroblene says:

      In the event of something happening to me,
      There is something I would like you all to see.
      It’s just a photograph of someone that I knew.

      Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
      Do you know what it’s like on the outside?
      Don’t go talking too loud, you’ll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.

      I keep straining my ears to hear a sound.
      Maybe someone is digging underground,
      Or have they given up and all gone home to bed,
      Thinking those who once existed must be dead.

      Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
      Do you know what it’s like on the outside?
      Don’t go talking too loud, you’ll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.

      In the event of something happening to me,
      There is something I would like you all to see.
      It’s just a photograph of someone that I knew.

      Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
      Do you know what it’s like on the outside?
      Don’t go talking too loud, you’ll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.

      1967 – Vine would have been 2 years old.

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      • Old Goat says:

        Their first hit, I think, from 1967 – and one of the best.
        New York Mining Disaster 1941.

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        • Scroblene says:

          Yup, ’twas!

          Probably first heard on the fabulous Radio London, well before the BBC trashed pop music for good….

          It was a very moving intro too, very simple, but intense.

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  14. Guest Who says:

    OT, but…

    A) Easy to see white wimmin ECU on Tik Tok are ace.

    B) No pink highlights!

    C) Maxi off air until he has crashed at a ‘friend’s’ place?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      God I really wish I hadn’t wasted my time watching that Twitter nonsense – please ration such tripe

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  15. Foscari says:

    “BIG BROTHER, how should we cover Mark Cavendish equalling
    some kind of record at the Tour de France ?”
    “What’s his ethnicity? Isn’t this some kind of racist cycling event?
    Were not Eurosport at the BBC . Do they
    prostrate themselves to the BLM
    before they start pedalling? If not hide it
    away somewhere.”

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  16. Thoughtful says:

    Not that it matters to anyone who matter, but this past 12 months the BBC has received a record number of complaints about their left wing bias.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9774743/BBC-hit-nearly-500-000-complaints-year.html

    I think we all know here that the BBC don’t ‘do’ complaints, they instead do denial and 99.95% of these complaints will have been dismissed.

    Neither will the cowardly useless incompetent Tories who installed their own Director General who has proven even more woke and far Left than even lord Hall Hall and showing just how extreme Left the Tories under Boris the bottler now are.

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  17. Guest Who says:

    So many questions.

    One for Springster, or Mishal in person again via Lear, if she’s not too busy?

    Maybe Matt, Justin and Rog can do a Three Degrees tribute and ask via the medium of Trudeau?

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    • Guest Who says:

      OT, but bet Krankie loved that… ‘others’.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Cripes. I thought it was a spoof.

      Once you go balaclava you can create a palaver.

      If I had a BFF to get the BBC onside, he’d look like Barry’s dealer.

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    • vlad says:

      Is that Biden in the mask, getting ready for some heavy sniffing?

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    • africamike says:

      Just when I though the doom goblin couldn’t look any more ridiculous!

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  18. AsISeeIt says:

    Healthcare and wellness company

    There are those who doubt the sincerity of capitalistic corporations that we see rushing to adopt right on “woke” PR campaigns.

    Curious about oil riggers and drilling? Click on the Shell website and you’re greeted by one of their Platform managers who talks about “Pride offshore

    I was living two lives” She/They [I hope I got the pronoun right] ‘talks about life as a transgender woman on some of the world’s most remote oil and gas facilities

    Think of “Red” Adair in a frock. Fair enough, if that’s what floats your rig. But I’m inclined to say what happens off shore might as well stay off shore.

    FTSE100 bankers Barclays likewise invite one to “Bank with Pride” and run of the mill gay people appear to be so absolutely last year, as Barclays likewise go with cross-dressing imagery to greet their potential customers.

    I’m put in mind of an old Morecambe and Wise gag. Ernie asked of Eric “Why are walking that way?” “I’m a businessman” he replied. The short fat hairy-legged one said “Businessmen don’t walk like that!” to which the tall bald cheeky one with glasses replied “You don’t know my business”

    House builder Taylor Wimpey still appear to value their customer base as stemming largely from family creation, rather than the normalisation and promotion of fetishes. Their online wokery confines itself to features on ‘Simple tips to reduce your energy bill‘ and ‘How to create a hedgehog friendly garden‘ – I haven’t seen a garden hedgehog in years – I assumed since they stopped culling badgers and foxes ran riot in the suburbs they had eaten them all.

    Land on British-based multinational insurance company Prudential plc and you are promised: ‘We help people get the most out of life‘ – their home page featuring an oriental young woman in a muslim headscarf – Chinese Uyghur? A small but rather controversial minority. Of course the man from the Pru is very Asia-focused these days. Think of that familiar logo of theirs, the allegorical figure of Prudence wearing a red headband, as now representing a red China version of the old Japanese kamikaze rising sun banzai bandana.

    And so we come to a newspaper article, appropriately as we condsider the corporates, plucked from the FT: ‘Philip Morris blows away the smoke‘ – so what on earth do we wonder has the tobacco giant, best known for the smoking cowboy imagery of the Malboro Man, been up to so as to clean up his act for the twenty-first century?

    Has the coffin nails fag company gone for the obvious and found the lonesome Marlboro Man a match, Brokeback Mountain-style?

    Honestly, one doubts that would be his first rodeo. Or maybe the role of square chined stetson-wearing white guy Westerner has been outsourced to a Far Easterner – David Carradine Shaolin monk Kung Fu style – his hands and feet are deadly weapons? No, no, no – yellow face and cultural appropriation they will cry. Alternatively, now that being gay is considered old-timey and transgenderism is the new corporate normal, has the cowboy shed his chaps for a dress?

    Nope, Philip Morris is really grabbing the bull of the current health obession zeitgeist by the horns: ‘The New York-listed group has struck a £1bn deal to buy Vectura, a UK pharma group with technology that allows more medicines to be inhaled‘ – From ciggie firm that produced those red and white Marlboro pack that if you folded them in such a way they spelt KKK to “Healthcare and wellness company

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      All I wanted from Barclays Bank was for them to keep my local branch open, but the useless bastards couldn’t even manage that. I suppose it’s more fun boasting about “Pride” than actually running a bank.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Rapidly becoming the the charities, Rob!

        Virtue signalling while taking your money at every turn.

        The BBC is the publicly funded version.

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  19. tomo says:

    QTWWNTAIN

    Covid: Can the arts lead the green recovery from the pandemic?

    Has Harrabin held another seminar behind the scenes?

    Modern interpretive dance crew vying for funding with the Met Office?

    Can UK overseas aid be sent to California to alleviate the drought by sending a non-culturally appropriative troupe of rain dancers?

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  20. tomo says:

    BBC cultivates nutters in Bristol

    So Bristol will lead the Green Covid Recovery then?

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  21. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Regarding the half million complaints about the bbc being left wing biased.
    I copied this comment from the DM.

    It’s noticeable that a single ‘woke’ complaint can change a companies policy on various matters and yet the BBC gets nearly half a million complaints and even more calls to remove its funding through the licence fee, yet continues with its political and metropolitan bias and its employment policy of a workforce that does not reflect the true race/gender/age/sexuality/views of the country outside London.

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  22. BRISSLES says:

    I totally don’t get why there are calls for Southgate and couple of players to be made a Knight if England win. Christ, how long did it take the squad of 66 to get an honour and they won the World Cup, not a trophy where the big boys Argentina and Brazil aren’t in contention.

    I’m from a footballing family, and I love my weekend papers, but I wont be buying them for a few days – endless pages of football with my egg and bacon is more than I can bear.

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  23. Fedup2 says:

    I used to go to the effort of cutting and pasting relevant bits from the DT for this site – but stopped because I realised quite a few come here to ‘dump’ and not read the views of others .

    Anyway – the DT today has an obscene piece about one John Simpson – a eulogy for someone yet to be dead . The interview with him shows how far out of touch he is with what people think of his institutionally corrupt organisation .

    It shows a picture of him with his son – Rafe – who I’m sure will inherit simpsons ‘ grandeur on the payroll of his BBC .

    Apparently he doesn’t like the political views of GBNews rammed down his throat . I think GB News will fail in a year because it has no political views – certainly to the Right …

    Would help if it did news as well

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Years ago I gave Simpson the nickname , ‘Sanctimonious Pratt from the BBC ‘ , this latest interview firmly underlines that this was a well deserved sobriquet. It really seems that he and his like live in another world which only liberal left people inhabit and anyone holding a different world view is an alien or Neaderthal knuckledragger. Their sense of righteousness and entitlement is nauseating. They simply don’t realise that with each passing year more and more people move from resenting being forced to pay for the BBC to a position where they positively hate the corporation and all its works.
      Fed Up I hope that you are wrong about the fate of GBN . It may not be as right as we would like but it is certainly much further to the right than the rest of the leftist MSM in the UK and as good as Ofcom will allow us to have in the UK. I hope it prospers.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Double – I’ve given up on it . I can’t stand the daytime TV format . But at least the advertising gave an opportunity to plan a Round the world trip before the end of the break .

        Sadly I don’t think OFCOM could ever entertain the level of Right wing I find acceptable …

        As for Simpson – he has flown around the world celebrating other people’s tragedies on a guaranteed wage and expense account – in the same way as Attenborough Dimbleby Humphries naughtie and the girls have .

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        • Doublethinker says:

          Fed Up,
          I agree that GBN is soft on the two key issues that confront the country today, Immigration and Islamification, the two evil I’s, but as you say , Ofcom would not allow a more right wing stance on these critical issues. But on other issues GBN is well to the right of the rest of the media in the UK which is steadily moving leftwards eg the Telegraph and Mail. So I am settling for half a loaf with GBN as it is rather than no loaf if they took the line that I would like the two big I’s.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      That’s John Fidler-Simpson if you don’t mind. Personally I think he dropped the wrong half of his surname.

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  24. tomo says:

    For a while I was dropping links here to Tucker Carlson pieces.

    It looks like there is now a concerted effort by the tech companies and the US MSM to bury + smear him – for me at least, a search for Tucker on Google turns up nothing in the last couple of weeks (3 to 4 page-fulls of kerrapp) and mostly smears and name calling from CNN and The Independent…

    The have no counter to Tucker’s criticisms / arguments – so they disappear him….

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    • Deborah says:

      For Tucker, I try to put a date into YouTube as well as his name, but finding him and Judge Janeanne gets harder (especially with my spelling ‘.)

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      • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

        You mean Judge Jeanine Pirro. There is a loudness about her and a few others on Fox which might not be to the British taste but there is no doubting the bravery of the stances that they take, given what is out against them in the pro-Democrat MSM and deep state.

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  25. StewGreen says:

    I went on Facebook and it’s shoving fakenews at me that claims Australian Navy rammed a migrant hip to turn it back

    ..story did the rounds in 2020 and people pointed out the photo is fake.
    I don’t see news of such an event.

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  26. Fedup2 says:

    Don’t worry – the NSA isn’t touching him – but it will use google and contractors and others to destroy non approved thought ….

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  27. Fedup2 says:

    It took me ten seconds to find him on duck duck

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    • tomo says:

      The search results up until probably May seemed to rank roughly timewise – then Google really went to town on him.

      I felt that DDG was affected by that via their reliance on up to 400 other sources to compile its search results, including other search engines like Bing, Yahoo, and Yandex, and crowdsourcing sites like Wikipedia. Subjectively DDG showed less links to recent Carlson content and more hysterical whinnying “foes”.

      I saw some comments that DDG has been sold … – Apple were sniffing around … A move into the “Big Tech Tent” would torpedo their USP…

      I’ve noticed a serious ramp up in politicised suggestions about content via Android devices coupled to targeted content that one wonders how they hit on subjects without listening to conversations….

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  28. vlad says:

    Not the BBC:

    “A new poll released on Monday found the majority of Americans believe that “others” are really running the show in President Joe Biden’s administration and not Biden himself.

    56.5% of American voters do not believe that President Biden is fully executing the duties of his office, while 36.4% believe he is directing all policy and agenda.”

    When you zero in on Republican voters, the numbers shoot up to 83.6% who do not believe that President Biden is fully executing the duties of his office.

    In other words the whole world is waking up to what we here have known all along, namely that Biden is completely useless and is being run by others.

    The whole world, but not the BBC who continue to wilfully ignore his obvious cognitive decline.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/majority-of-americans-believe-that-others-not-biden-are-calling-the-shots-in-the-white-house-poll

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    • tomo says:

      Biden useless?

      That’s why O’Blimey & Co. picked him – it’s been written up in a few memoirs…

      Kamala isn’t much better – notice how she deploys that cackle when questions she doesn’t want to answer show up.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Vlad
      I don’t think the false president could do anything which would cause the MSM to question is mental condition . Even if his incontinence pad failed they’d ignore it . It’s July – I though he’d be gone last month …

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  29. Scroblene says:

    Surprise surprise…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-57780873

    The awful BBC whinge-fest is all about Piers Morgan, while Maitless and her disgraceful rant doesn’t even get a mention! Of course, this is the BBC doing the piece, so the elephant in the room won’t ever get a mention.

    Ofcom are a toothless bunch of worthless luvvies and are making matters much worse for the TV taxpayers.

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  30. digg says:

    Boris has fallen into a classic left-wing trap over removal of covid restrictions.

    The BBC along with the Gurdian and the Independent know they have him over a barrel and hence are rolling out classic opposition tactics.

    They are all full of story after story on medics etc. warning against removal of restriction.

    All this means that he is damned either way, If he proceeds they will throw the full fury of the health service professionals at him, many of whom have political motives as well, and use every tame medic, dubious statistic and sob story they can dig up.

    If he capitulates he will raise the ire of a huge proportion of society who back his intention and who have had it up to the back-teeth with the medical and quango rule-makers.

    It will be interesting to see what he is made of over this, I suspect a large watering down of freedoms is the most likely as he will try to ride both horses.

    The BBC’s faux concern about the consequences of lifting restriction are simply a way of hiding their hatred of Boris and the Conservatives.

       31 likes

    • Ian Rushlow says:

      He does have some wriggle room, though. He said June 21st July 19th, but he didn’t say which year. That depends on orders advice from Klaus, George, Bill and other ‘Build Back Better’ types.

         20 likes

    • vlad says:

      Yes, that’s been the beeb’s strategy from day one.

         11 likes

  31. StewGreen says:

    FooC : A lot of climate framing in the London intro and Cyrus reporters ending words
    “Cyprus, ooh it had wildfires, ooh climate change, ooh maybe they can go back to growing carob”

    #1 If climate has changed ..why use a traditional crop ?

    #2 Carob renaissance is not new
    here’s a 2017 Yahoo news article
    https://news.yahoo.com/thousands-carob-trees-planted-cyprus-revives-black-gold-182342681.html

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  32. zxcvbnm says:

    there is a 25m+ audience up for grabs on sunday night which will be shared by ITV and the BBC.

    I hope that the audience votes with its feet and watches on ITV. If the numbers come out that 15m watched on ITV and 10m watched on BBC that will send a message.

    Not saying that ITV is brilliant or anything but it will be an enjoyable kick in the teeth for the beeb if they come second in this battle. Especially as they seem to enjoy printing the ratings number on their own website.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The dire Times pullout has a whole section on this choice
      It claims
      – BBC has the better intro
      – Lineker is the best presenter
      – ITV has the best pundits

      Then a whole section on Gareth Southgate having good fashion clothing sense.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Funny, but when the mention of a ‘pullout’ is made, I always think of the way the awful BBC got away with their disaster about Jimmy Savile!

        Sorry Stew, this has nothing to do with your hard work…

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Z
      The BBC will claim victory because more go to that in order to avoid the adverts for coloured people . I reckon 66%. Poughach? Has got to be the worst anchor – or maybe they’ll give it to a shouty coloured girl without a clue .

      My bet for Italy is sure fire ….

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Possible headlines for BBC on Monday morning:

      1. England win final! Is it ‘taking the knee’ that made the difference? We speak to a Labour MP.

      2. England fail miserably in final. If more fans had supported ‘taking the knee’, would that have made the difference? We speak to a Labour MP.

         46 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        Left hand.

        Lefter hand.

        Moments apart.

        Earlier.

           9 likes

      • G.W.F. says:

        In the event of a win and Southgate’s knighthood, I predict proposals for a higher reward than a knighthood. He could be nominated as a God, something, I believe, took place in Roman times.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      I will not watch on BBC, can’t stand Lineker. Also find very irritating is his sidekick with either Geordie or scotch accent who frequently chimes in with gems like ‘Keep the man behind the ball’ or ‘get the ball out of the box’.

      However, I will only watch until the kneeling is over on the odd chance that the booing will not be drowned out.

         19 likes

      • Scroblene says:

        I’m going to forget my craving for my old rugby days, and watch the stuff, mainly because a) I’m a coward, and b), Senora O’Blene has told me to go into another room, but that particular place has a bottle of a serious single malt, so I’ll do what has to be done..;0~

        The things we do for love, eh…

           10 likes

        • BRISSLES says:

          Scrob – I’ll be joining you in a glass of serious single, but it wont be to watch the footy.

             5 likes

      • Fred Stubber says:

        Lineker has unusual lips. In some positions they remind me of a foreskin that needs trimming.

        Fred

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  33. StewGreen says:

    Local news : since the Labour MP lives in the BBC newsroom, each hourly began with this framing
    “The Sarah Everhard murder, Hull Labour MP Diana Johnson says…. “

       17 likes

  34. Beltane says:

    UEFA to FA
    PS
    If Italy win the fine in cancelled.

       3 likes

    • Doublethinker says:

      I am struggling with my emotions today. On the one hand my head tells me that I don’t want Kneelers United to win tomorrow but my heart is struggling to abandon what was once , but no longer is , the country that I grew up in.

         37 likes

  35. Old Goat says:

    Have the BBC mentioned this, yet? Bit of back pedalling, I think. We need to keep up the pressure:

    https://www.thegwpf.com/gwpf-welcomes-boris-johnsons-last-minute-delay-of-gas-boiler-ban/

       18 likes

  36. Fedup2 says:

    It seems the outcome of the football match will mean different things to different people – ranging from ‘nothing ‘ to a ‘vidication / condemnation of Brexit ‘…

    ..meanwhile JD sports in Glasgow have run out of Italian shirts (this may be false news ) ….

       8 likes

    • Mrs Kitty says:

      Now we know where the COVID-19 money sent to the SNP went, German flag and shirt, Ukrainian flag and shirt, Danish flag and shirt now finally Italian flag and shirt.

         13 likes

  37. Guest Who says:

    It’s Saturday, it’s 3.45 and its carjacking Crackers, with Grand PR BLM!

       7 likes

  38. Guest Who says:

    OT, but… ‘musician’?

       11 likes

  39. taffman says:

    “Green Park: Man feared he would be ‘hacked to death’ on Tube”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-57788330
    What on earth is going on in London !
    What is the Mayor of London doing about all these knives and machetes ?

       31 likes

  40. Thoughtful says:

    Alan Derschowitz take on the Trump law suit against big tech.

       5 likes

  41. Guest Who says:

    That’s it… no one watching the footy now.

       7 likes

  42. Philip_2 says:

    The Telegraph – 9th July 2021

    BBC complaints double in two years as political bias incenses viewers

    Emily Maitlis’s Newsnight monologue is subject of most complaints, with corporation executives admitting they have a problem…

    The number of complaints about BBC programmes has more than doubled over the past two years to a record high of nearly half a million, figures have revealed.

    Complaints to the broadcaster reached 462,255 in 2020/21, up from 218,253 in 2018/19, with anger about perceived bias driving up the numbers.

    In the intervening year, 2019/20, the figure was 368,377, which the BBC said at the time was unusually high due to complaints about the 2019 general election and the first time it had topped 300,000 since records began.

    The new figures were contained in the BBC’s annual report, published this week.

    The broadcaster acknowledged that it had a problem. Ian Hargreaves, chairman of the BBC’s editorial guidelines and standards committee, said: “The volume of complaints to the BBC remains a concern. This financial year has seen another sharp increase in the number of complaints received.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/07/09/bbc-complaints-double-two-years-political-bias-incenses-viewers/

    BBC – a saga that is a left over from the 1970’s….
    – to be continued (indefinitely); until the BBC is ex communicated, bankrupt financially (is already bankrupt morally), exposed as incompetent (over forty + years), child abuse, substance abuse, gender disorders, incompetence, false accounting, pension defecit (ongoing), political bias, psychotic behaviour, hysterical presenters, programming errors, uncommercial practices, abandoning staff over 50, paying women less than men, 3 day week (weak) management, (private) expenses scandle, (Private) personal contracts (offshore), corruption of youth targetting, news ‘views’ totally at odds with the nation (who object to pay for it), hatred of (UK) national identity, traitor to the nation (beholden to EU values).… All of the above is on record as being ‘true’ over the past twenty years reported in newspapers as damning.

    Its not looking good for the BBC – OFCOM has protected the BBC and allowed the BBC to ignore public complaints that are not recorded as ’complaints’ by stating that only complaints ‘not addressed’ get awarded complaints status. So BBC ignore complaints that are (unsupported) and are often excluded under FOI requests (that may be also complaints) but not listed as such by the BBC or OFCOM as they are unreported as ‘sorted’ when they are not. They are outstanding BBC ‘denials’ of any bias or over reach. In each case the BBC stated that its bias is ‘protected’ under parliamentary Charter. You can see this in FOI (BBC) responses which are identical, that deny the obvious that they are in any way responsible for news and views of its staff or programming content. Its unique in this respect as relying on public support and deny the same public an interest in how its run by an elite liberal oxbridge educated class that really does hate ‘the public’ at large. We have the ‘wrong’ views, it seems in the brave new world they wish for..

       24 likes

  43. taffman says:

    “Afghan man arrested over people-smuggling ring”
    “Organised immigration crime sees people treated as a commodity to be exploited and profited from, and tackling it is a priority for the NCA.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57789450

    “Priority”?
    Just the tip of the iceberg. How did the alleged perpetrator get in ?
    The Home Office, Border Farce and successive governments have been failing us for years.
    Who voted for for this ?

       20 likes

  44. taffman says:

    Do not concern yourselves about what Al Beeb tells us , worry far more about what they do not tell us.

       16 likes

  45. Guest Who says:

    Impressive on a variety of levels.

       6 likes

  46. taffman says:

    “US heatwave: California and Nevada brace for record-breaking temperatures”

    “The temperature in Death Valley on Friday matches one recorded in August 2020 – which some argue is the highest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth. A temperature of 56.7C was recorded in 1913, but this is contested by climate experts.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57788118

    Note: “reliably”.
    Note also the last bit in the statement: “is contested by experts” .

       14 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      taffman “Note also the last bit in the statement: “is contested by climate experts.”.

      I wonder why?

      Er, no ….. not really.

         10 likes

  47. Guest Who says:

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2021/07/none-of-your-business.html?

    That would be this lady?

    Newsnight does attract the special ones.

       6 likes

    • Philip_2 says:

      Jess Brammar? that rings a bell…

      (quote): The BBC is considering hiring a left-wing former editor who has spoken out against Brexit to oversee its news channels…

      ‘The BBC has a death wish’

      Philip Davies, a longstanding member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said: “This proposed appointment shows the BBC has learnt absolutely nothing about why it has lost touch with huge swathes of the country.

      “If they really think that what they are short of is a left-wing, politically correct Remainer then they have truly lost the plot.

      “It seems the BBC has a death wish and this will just hasten the end of the licence fee”

      Jess Brammer is a perfect fit for the BBC. She will go far (as far as the BBC). I just happen to be reading about it at the moment and well she ticks all the poltico BBC boxes. Anti everything conservative it seems and hates Johnson!

      More on this on the Telegraph today:
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/07/10/bbc-considers-left-wing-anti-brexit-journalist-top-news-job/

      Also on the Daily Mail:
      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9775183/Political-row-appoint-ex-Huffington-Post-editor-BBC.html

         8 likes

  48. taffman says:

    “Brexit: Lord Frost says EU and UK must find ‘new balance’ ”
    Go WTO !
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-57770300
    Liz Truss is doing a great job in replacing the trade we did with the EU.
    If Bo Jo had got us out of lockdown sooner with the “game changing vaccine” we would be going great by guns now.

       17 likes

  49. Guest Who says:

    Sopes’ analytical disavowal will be brutal, especially if Springster Barbie is deployed.

    Or…. Bbc deep six.

       21 likes

    • vlad says:

      Sums up all that is rotten in America, from the Democratic party to the media, the CIA, academia, the judicial system, Big Tech and so much more – as well as the collapse in confidence in all those institutions.

         8 likes

      • Doublethinker says:

        But the exact same is true over here in the UK. Democracy has been highjacked by the liberal elite. They or their agents control virtually all institutions which run the modern state and they can now subvert the election process and cancel anyone who holds views which they don’t want heard by the public and force feed the masses with their own propaganda.
        Without democracy ordinary folks are powerless, the only weapon we had was our vote and this has now been rendered useless. Of course many folks simply don’t yet understand this and perhaps they never will and don’t care. But if they ever do understand it and care about it they will realise that they won’t be able to change things through the ballot box and so be forced to find other means to bring change about.

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  50. Dover Sentry says:

    To date, 21 black teenagers have been murdered in London in 2021.

    Across the whole of last year, 17 black teens were murdered in violent attacks in the capital. Khan is looking to double that.

    The death of a drug crazed black criminal with a long history of violence in America causes far, far more BBC/media and political concern here.

    Go figure. 🙁

       30 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Dover – the number of shootings / killings in Democrat cities like Chicago and New York are not reported here … but I suspect the democrats are happy with the deaths – to use to try to restrict gun possession again …

         4 likes