373 Responses to Weekend Thread 30 July 2021

  1. Guest Who says:

    Acknowledging position in a what this site is supposed to be about way.

    😊

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  2. Guest Who says:

    Frank exchange of view in the BME

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    China warns UK over carrier strike group

    The Royal Navy has been carrying out exercises with the Singaporean navy and Britain’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has made no secret of the intention to conduct a so-called “Freedom of Navigation” exercise through the South China Sea. Contrary to a 2016 international court ruling, China claims much of that sea as its own and has been busy building artificial reefs and runways, some of them close to the territorial waters of neighbouring states.

    Both US and Royal Navy warships have recently challenged China’s claims to sovereignty in the South China Sea by purposely sailing through it. So the question now is: will we see a close encounter similar to the one that took place in the Black Sea in June when the UK’s HMS Defender, a Type 45 destroyer, was buzzed by Russian warplanes as it passed close to the disputed Crimean peninsula?

    Read full analysis >

    Frank Gardner
    Security Correspondent

    ***

    Frank based in Beijing?

    Whatever happens the BBC will be advising on fuse settings.

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    • taffman says:

      Note the caption in the first photo, “ The HMS Queen Elizabeth is part of the UK Carrier Strike Group sailing through the South China Sea”.

      Since when have RN ships been referred to as “The HMS” ?
      The defence researcher or correspondent is either foreign or new to the job because our ships are just “HMS” , ie no “the” prefix .

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      ” …the UK’s HMS Defender”.

      Our BBC will never use the term ‘our’ warships. Our BBC sits culturally outside of Britain.

      At the time of the Falklands war, our BBC referred to one of ‘our’ ships being hit.

      Then, in 1997, Blair arrived.

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      • Scroblene says:

        The BBC also told the Argies about Goose Green.

        Thanks BBC, you unpatriotic crowd of losers.

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      • Banania says:

        I remember a time when no one called us the Yookay. I first heard the phrase on a merchant ship in 1969, never having heard it before, and it seemed to be just part of their dialect, like “Frisco” or “Kanaka”.

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    • Guest Who says:

      BBC News

      China has warned the UK fleet not to carry out any “improper acts” as it enters the contested South China Sea en route to Japan.

      ***
      Reading that, one might be confused as to what ‘improper acts’ have been committed by whom contesting what.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      LMAO at the Western posturing with a Navy which the Left have reduced to ineffective and almost unseaworthy by endless diversity and ekwalitee training.
      Recent wargaming suggested that in an encounter with China the US would be routed.
      Not just beaten, not lose, but routed, decisively lose in other words, and Biden is making it so much worse.
      Of course Boris is little better than Biden and perhaps we should be demanding a mental capacity test for him and some of his ministers!

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  3. Beltane says:

    Never mind, Bronze will have to do – and I’m not even a rower.

    Congrats on Gold and Silver Guest.

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    • JohnC says:

      He can’t have 2 : you get the Silver.
      Give that Bronze one to me.

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      • Guest Who says:

        I am ceding the Gold in protest.

        About something. Not sure what yet. But I am outraged.

        Coverage to follow…

        Dang… not in Springster’s Citizen Upset bubble.

        Maybe Wend… nope.

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        • JohnC says:

          Well, I’m a secret BAME Lefty showbiz type and I will eagerly grab any medal from you for myself. I have no ethics about whether I deserve it. I want it because I am shallow, greedy and narcissistic.

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          • Scroblene says:

            And I want it, as all the BBC shriek about is ‘equality’ for bames and lgblfhrutyg7758s, so the whole bloody ‘limpic games thing is utterly pointless, as everyone should be placed as drawn first.

            You can’t have ‘diversity’, and be a winner, you just have to be a loser who comes at the front!

            (BTW, whatever happened to Obit Limpic, the old LibDem? Didn’t he get it off with one of those girls in white knickers who used to be on TV, waving their bums)?

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    • Guest Who says:

      Thank you. Years on my bmx and playing gay tiddlywinks has paid off.

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      • Scroblene says:

        You can’t have a BMX nowadays, as they were made for boys! And tiddleywinks is out because it discriminates against biggerly-winkers!

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  4. Guest Who says:

    BBC Shire on social media…

    Are you worried about the impact of climate change?

    The UK is already undergoing disruptive climate change with increased rainfall, sunshine and temperatures, according to scientists.

    The year 2020 was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eight sunniest on record, scientists said in the latest UK State of the Climate report.

    ***

    #CCBGB big time.

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    • taffman says:

      Al Beeb needs to go to China and have a word with them about “climate”.

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    • jazznick1 says:

      Bit embarrassing then that the IPCC have just stated that their models are running far too hot and that alarmist projections are all wrong.
      This from Gavin Schmidt himself who seemed genuinely sad that the models had been ‘found out’ – much the same as when he had to reverse the ‘adjustments’ he made to the US temperature records to ‘lose’ the American dust-bowl years in the 30’s.

      Too funny.

      https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/un-climate-panel-confronts-implausibly-hot-forecasts-future-warming

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    • NCBBC says:

      There seems to be an idea that if only we got rid of older cars and bought new electric or hybrid cars, we will solve the problem of the CO2 produced by using fossil fuels and thus avert man-made climate change.

      Aside from the fraud of man-made climate change, a moments thought shows that power for electric cars will have to still be produced from primary sources, such as diesel, oil, gas, nuclear and more rarely, hydroelectricity. Renewables barely count.

      To that end, the government taxes older cars in the form of a Road fund license but no license on electric or hybrid cars.

      This is opposite to what it should be.

      1. Electric or hybrid cars use roads in the same way as a petrol car. The only difference is that their pollution is created not at the point of use. As a result of this inefficient method of creation/use, their nett pollution is greater then a petrol car.

      2. Perfectly good cars are being scrapped (waste of capital and usable energy), and replaced by new cars that require huge amounts of energy to make, which was not necessary in the first place. In the case of electric cars, vast amounts of energy are used to make short life batteries.

      The impact of this foolish policy has not manifested itself, but will become significant as the number of hybrid and electric cars become more prevalent. The difference will be in greater overall cost and pollution.

      Its not electric cars but older cars should be valued by exemption of road fund license. Using a perfectly usable device is what any sensible person does, unless it was shown to be destructive.

      Electric cars should be taxed as their short life and onerous requirements of resource hungry batteries make them a burden on earth’s limited energy.

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      • Banania says:

        I have thought of an easier and more straightforward method: just move the Earth a little nearer to or further away from the Sun, until the desired climate is achieved. Nothing more than occasional tweaking would be needed.

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    • NCBBC says:

      I have noticed disruptive weather changes. To notice climate change I would have to live for 500 hundred years at the least, and maintain good memory and records.

      From this

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57988023

      2020 was the third warmest UK year since 1884; all the years in the top 10 are since 2002

      Last year was one of the least snowy on record; any snow mainly affected upland and northern areas

      Spring 2020 was the UK’s sunniest on record, and sunnier than most UK summers.

      2020 was the UK’s fifth wettest year; six of the 10 wettest years have been since 1998

      Note the way alarmists go back to 1884. Why 1884? Was it when records began? Or what?

      I could predict this anytime in the last 2 billion years for a 150 year time slot, changing “1884” in the appropriate manner. Climate always changes.

      The sheer nonsense fashionable scientists predict is unbelievable. This is because they never have to pay when they are wrong. Astrophysicists are the worst of these, followed by climate scientists.

      Why were these “scientists” predicting planet freezing, AGW etal. As none came to pass, they elected for climate change – the “Heads I win tails you lose” approach to science prediction.

      Climate does change but not to due to a trace gas like CO2, and will not stop by driving electric cars or other fashionable nonsense.

      The climate we have is because of our position in the orbit. Climate stability is maintained by dynamic variation of the precession of the earth’s axis, which then changes the climate dynamically, using the moon as a governor, to maintain climate within a comfortable band. Same thing as riding a bike – dynamic stability within a bound. The astonishing thing is we have this engineering design. I find it hard to believe that this happened just like that.

      Climate change is normal, and is part and parcel of maintaining dynamic stability, without which we’re cooked so to speak.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Liked by BBC Press and Marianna.

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  6. Sluff says:

    It’s quiz time at biased BBC.

    On Toady and then BBC tv there is huge coverage of Kye White winning an Olympic medal in BMX biking. Well done him.
    Also mentioned to a much lesser extent is that Bethany Shriever also won an Olympic Medal in BMX biking.

    Questions.
    1. One person won a gold medal, one a silver. Given the amount of coverage for each person, who won which?
    2. One person is white, one person in BAME. Given the amount of coverage for each person, which is which?
    3. Explain your answers.

    Answers are available here
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/58022309

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  7. Sluff says:

    Sleepy Joe has advocated a financial incentive to get more people vaccinated in the USA.
    On Toady this was bigged up but in passing it was stated in passing in terms that ‘the President’ has limited powers. He can only recommend.
    Later, an official from the state of New Mexico explains their success with an earlier initiative.

    Why is this biased? Because, if health care is a state level, not federal level, responsibility under the US constitution, which it is as accurately expressed in the coverage, then why did the BBC viscerally attack Trump constantly for his handling of the issue?

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    • Scroblene says:

      Well spotted, Sluffy!

      As said in the last lot of posts, the US printing so much money for ‘infrastructure’ will be the biggest con ever. The democrats will get most of it for a start.

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    • NCBBC says:

      Pres Donald Trump was against the fraud man-made climate change. The climate change fraud is the means by which the left intends to control the global economy.

      Having failed in the USSR and the its allies, the left believes the failure was because not enough countries adopted socialism.

      Biden intends to show that socialism can work in the USA.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Correct!

        But it ain’t biden, it’s the string-pullers.

        What a shite-hole the US has become with such disgrace of cheating, lying and blatant disrespect for normal citizens.

        Another three and a half years will tell them.

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        • NCBBC says:

          America seems to be looking for a war with China. It seems this will be short war, with America ceding Taiwan to avoid humiliation.

          Biden gets a Nobel prize to sweeten the defeat. .

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  8. Guest Who says:

    And straight into the bbc studio…

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    • Banania says:

      There was a Phelps-Roper in the Remove at my school. I wonder if they are related.

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  9. JohnC says:

    Marcus Coutain: Knee-on-neck arrest PC will not face disciplinary action
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-58017384
    A very curt report almost like a schoolboy being forced to admit he was wrong.
    And just read their outrage in the first article:
    Officer suspended over ‘kneeling on neck’ during arrest
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-53443641
    And this is the man I presume they were defending as their ‘victim’:
    Ex-boyfriend jailed for six years after “jealous fit of rage”
    https://www.bridportnews.co.uk/news/11726285.ex-boyfriend-jailed-for-six-years-after-jealous-fit-of-rage/
    You will notice how the second report makes no mention of the black man or whether he was actually charged with violent assault. I suspect the omission of any details tells it’s own story.
    If he had died, he would have made a worthy ‘British’ George Floyd.

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    • Banania says:

      “…a worthy ‘British’ George Floyd.”
      No such thing is conceivable, surely!

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  10. Guest Who says:

    Bob is a Justo, Matty and Rog fave, iirc.

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  11. Guest Who says:

    Go on… guess…

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  12. AsISeeIt says:

    Cases 6,000 miles away

    We need to save the NHS

    The Daily Mirror is keen for us to get excited over a couple of crime cold cases: ‘The Suffolk Strangler is arrested over Vicky murder 22 years ago‘; ‘Witnesses: we saw him. Exclusive: New Ben Needham hope. The spot in Corfu where people say they saw missing tot months after he disappeared in 1991

    One wonders will we have to wait a few decades before experts reopen the cold case of where precisely this Covid thing came from?

    Meanwhile it’s potential cases galore on the Mirror frontpage as those experts have been busy running numbers through their computer models again: ‘Jabs save 60,000 lives‘ screams the Mirror with: ‘Scientists believe Britain is winning Covid fight as 22m infections prevented‘ – that’s as maybe.

    Medical cheif Jonathan Van-Tam said of the data: “That’s truly massive”‘ – such unsciency language bringing to mind, for some reason, the comic character Ali G and his “Stains Massive“.

    Cue a rare appearance hereabouts of a back issue of the Condé Nast Traveller magazine: ‘Explore the world’s oddities every week with Ken Jennings, and check out his book Maphead for more geography trivia‘ – how could one resist?

    In his trademark patois, half hip-hop and half Jamaican, Ali G would brag about coming up “in da heart of da Staines ghetto” and leading a local street gang, “Da West Staines Massive. The joke, which a British viewer would have understood instantly, was that Ali G wasn’t “hard” at all, he was Alistair Lester Graham, a middle-class white boy playing at thug life. Far from being an urban ghetto, Staines is a suburban market town near Heathrow Airport

    Trademark patois, half hip-hop and half Jamaican… now increasingly familiar to BBC Radio 4 listeners – but I jest, of course.

    So what of Stains, I hear you ponder, dear reader. Well, I just wanted to touch on the important issue of rebranding and PR. Our friends at Condé Nast come to the point:

    Some residents of Staines didn’t appreciate their historically reputable town being besmirched in comedy sketches. A local business forum thought that Baron Cohen’s joke was lowering property values. “There’s no doubt Ali G put Staines on the map—but for all the wrong reasons,” said the forum chairman. “He put the stain in Staines.”

    In 2012, the business forum convinced the borough council to make the switch, and at 2 p.m. on May 20, the town celebrated with a maypole dance and regatta as the name was officially changed. The local football club complained loudly that the new name was “pretentious”—but to no avail. Staines is now Staines-upon-Thames. I wonder if Kazakhstan has considered a name change as well, to get rid of the Borat-inflicted stains upon its reputation.

    Same facts, different branding, different spin – it’s all over the news this morning.

    Calling Marble Arch Mound a folly is an insult to follies‘ – insists the aptronymic Harry Mount in the Telegraph.

    You may still not be packing your holiday cases for overseas: ‘Brexit revenge: EU blocks opening up to UK tourists‘ – the Daily Express blames it on Brussels; ‘Travel rules descend into French farce. Raab blames curbs on cases 6,000 miles away‘ (Times) – your cases 6,000 miles away sounds like a Rynair special but in fact relates to French infection numbers being skewed by Réunion Island, a French department located in the Indian Ocean. The French didn’t go for all that British Commonwealth thing or the whole Devolution notion where to us even Scotland gets regarded as another nation.

    But, as previously noted, it is cases galore in the news: ‘Hospital Covid case numbers “misleading”‘ (Telegraph) – well, you could have knocked me down with a feather.

    MPs raise questions as NHS finds quarter of virus patients had other cause of admission‘ – is this new data coming in adition to the previous recent revelation that more than half of hospital cases were contracted after admission?

    We need to save the NHS… from itself.

    It’s smart to check returning staff are jabbed says Raab‘ (Telegraph) – what, those returning to work after a hospital stay?

    That’ll be the aptronymic Foriegn Secretary Dominic Rennie Raab – no jokes about British politicians representing the interests of big Pharma – Rennie… get it? Oh, never mind.

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    • NCBBC says:

      Higher Death, Hospitalization Rates Among Vaccinated Individuals: UK COVID-19 Data

      The UK is one of the most vaccinated countries in the world against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Out of the nation’s 68 million people, more than 45 million have received at least a single dose, and over 33 million have been fully vaccinated. However, a new report released by Public Health England (PHE) highlighted the fact that in the past few months, more fully vaccinated people have died from the Delta variant compared to unvaccinated people.

      https://www.visiontimes.com/2021/07/04/deaths-hospital-vaccinated-uk.html

      Meanwhile rumour has it that death panels might have been activated to shove off the elderly via “End of Life” policy.

      This is bound to happen at some time . The NHS is free for all, and as everyone does not pay, it means that there will be rationing. These are the side effects of unrestricted immigration, particularly those who are reliant on Benefits.

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  13. Guest Who says:

    Glasgow MD?

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  14. Guest Who says:

    Shire radio.

    ‘It happened at a service station’….

    They’re used for two things, paying a fortune for food and drink, and using the toilet….

    But as the best and worst are revealed, we want to know your stories of events at service stations, the famous people you’ve seen, the family occasions you held there by meeting people halfway, the breakdown that left you there for hours….

    ***

    Fuel was once involved too, but now your Tesla can do 1000miles on a AAA…

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  15. Guest Who says:

    OT, with a dodgy caption that may offend, but interesting not across all bbc political platforms as yet.

    Is he not from the party of Dawn Butler, Angela Rayner and David Lammy that Jeremy Vine’s Femi supports?

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Guest Who
      Mr Bryant certainly knows how to begin rebuilding the Socialist Red Wall (not)
      Let’s remind ourselves again of what Labour MP Peter Shore had to say about the EU.
      Mr Bryant should look, listen and learn. Or is he just too thick?

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      • tarien says:

        Heath another traitor to this country-double dealing us into the European Union. Should have been outsed from Parliament in disgrace and for more than one reason.

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      • taffman says:

        I hope that our present day ‘Tories’ have seen that film including Mrs May and Bo Jo .

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    • tarien says:

      Of course Chris Bryant is obviously a Socialist but not of the kind we imagine.

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    • Seppers says:

      Hate crime?

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  16. Sluff says:

    BBC focussing on Rory Mcilroy going up the leader board in the Olympic Golf.
    Which is rather odd, because he is representing the Republic of Ireland.
    As is Shane Lowry who is also featured.

    Note to proEUantiBritishBC. The GB representatives are actually Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood.

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  17. Guest Who says:

    Quick #prasnews to the JusRogAtt Three Greenmigos from Dale and all sorted, love.

    Close the mines! Drive Teslas! Who needs raptors anyway? Boilers in Winter are for pussies! W1A is one big credibility sink!

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    • JamesArthur says:

      They must be really thick. 2 days to understand UK energy market??? Why didn’t they just ask somebody that knew 🙂
      Ah…then it would be green is producing 97% of power…

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      • Sluff says:

        ‘The Market’?????

        BBC ??????

        Sorry, these words cannot belong in the same sentence.

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  18. taffman says:

    Question: Are the French using our “£ Millions” to fund the mass invasion of our shores by the ‘back door’?
    Will it end when France has absolved itself of all Chancellor Merkel’s ‘guests’?

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  19. Guest Who says:

    RNLI came second.

    First…

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  20. Guest Who says:

    Presumably self-identifying as a vegetable gets you into the bbc offices?

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    • Guest Who says:

      Why, yes, it seems so…

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      • Banania says:

        Google, Netflix and Facebook all saying the same thing? What a coincidence!

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      • tarien says:

        Still Using an experimental vaccine should negate any such disgraceful proposition being aimed at anyone, employee or not. Sage and the government know they are on unsteady ground in respect to those other scientists who have clearer results concerning this vaccine into which our government has poured umteen £millions. What will they do with the thousands of unsued vials? As long as media/BBC et al continue to infuse complacentcy into the public’s non questioning- then no doubt there will still be those who will take the innoculation.

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    • Scroblene says:

      They all die out quicker anyway, as they lack the basic nutrients to support life.

      More for us then!

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  21. Guest Who says:

    In a non phobic way, presumably?

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    • JohnC says:

      Nice bit of free publicity there by the BBC using our money to do it.
      Same is radio-2 ‘record of the week’ and ‘album of the week’ : all free advertising for ‘friends of the BBC’. And of course the Jonathan Ross show which had his best friends on it every other week.

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  22. vlad says:

    If anyone’s in need of some light relief, here’s Andrew Lawrence mocking the BBC’s falling figures for their woke Doctor Who, their diversity agenda and the constant Marxist moralising tone that poisons most of their programming.

    (And now that he’s banned from live gigs, it feels right to support him.)

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  23. Guest Who says:

    Just as the BBC selectively edits to achieve.

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    • micknotmike says:

      Firstly, if I’d left a war zone, and bravely struggled through war-torn northern France,I don’t think I’d call them “shocking”. I have no sympathy for anyone who has lived through a civil war for five years and has children aged three, two, and six months, for example.
      Secondly, there was a story on the BBC yesterday quoting some worthy at the RLNI (Not wearing a sou’wester but probably drawing 100K) who is saying that donations to the organisation have increased by hundreds of thousands since people are disgusted by people objecting to their free taxi service.
      I don’t believe you mate, and I would call you a liar to your face. I don’t believe the BBC either on this one.

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  24. Dover Sentry says:

    Any chance that Lord Farage would be poached by our BBC as a host? Any chance?

    He could host any programme and make it watchable.

    Imagine Lord Farage hosting Countryfile! 😉

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    • Scroblene says:

      He’d be great with the vegetables, sorry, the BBBC ‘staff’!

      Actually Dover, slightly off topic, but here in Kent, the IOD used to have one of the Countryfile presenters as the Chief Exec. She was (hopefully still is), a fabulous woman, highly skilled in communication, and was great company whenever she showed up! But this was in the nineties, so well before the BBC ruined a perfectly watchable programme!

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      • Dover Sentry says:

        May I correct you there Scroblene….

        …our BBC has ruined EVERY perfectly watchable programme!

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        • Scroblene says:

          I stand corrected, Dover!

          What a great gal she was then! I always remember her chat when she said that every speech should contain 180 words a minute – no more no less, as that was the way to deliver a commentary.

          Nowadays, the squeals, grunts and shrieks of our BBC’s rubbish, takes just a few seconds before I switch off!

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    • Banania says:

      Surely Jeremy Clarkson is just right for Countryfile.

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  25. JohnC says:

    Hong Kong: First person jailed under security law given nine years
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-58022072
    Just look how the BBC focus on the secession charge throughout the article.
    When you read it elsewhere, the primary charge was terrorism because he flew the political flag while he drove his motorcycle at policemen. That is terrorism in my book. Not protesting.
    But that violent part doesn’t fit the agenda. So it’s almost completely omitted.
    They are getting worse and worse.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Looks like Spingster has been at the editorial guidelines again…

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      • Guest Who says:

        Beyond the ‘reportedly’ and various people ‘saying’, it seems others have questions.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Could it be a Jussie Smollet thing ?
        While out shopping in Canton, Ms Stokes said she noticed the poster “professing anti-Covid rubbish”
        so decided to take it down and REPLACE with “something better later”.

        Ms Stokes is a sticker artist

        So a political poster sticker ..sees a poster by her political political opponents
        She rips it down
        and has the intention of replacing it with her own poster ..an illegal act.
        Once she has the poster in her hand, she says she didn’t see that a razor blade glued to the back, in the exact middle.
        Then she screwed up the poster
        Did she ?
        The poster in the photo, looks almost 100% flat
        It doesn’t look screwed up, just bent at the corner
        It’s damned difficult to screw up laminated A4
        I’d take in both hands and fold it to the middle
        then I’d unfold it and do it again and refold
        Then I’d fold it into a quarter and thrown it in the bin.
        My thumb and forefinger would touch the centre of the poster, but not my palm.

        However I’m sure she does genuinely have a cut on her palm.
        It seems to me the BBC have taken her claim at face value cos of her photo, yet they would not do that to someone they don’t politically support.
        Doesn’t matter what side, remarkable claims, need remarkable evidence .

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        • StewGreen says:

          ITV “She is now having HIV and Hepatitis tests with her GP as she said she fears the blade could have been contaminated.”

          That seems weird like how would you catch them off a days old razor blade ?

          Her reply on being challenged

          July 8th she tweeted ‘I;ve left a big pile of stickers in an old phone box ..so you can collect some and vandalise the town’ .. https://twitter.com/N3KOcardiff/status/1413085024723869700

          June 18th “I said yesterday that I was having a bit of a shit time with mental health.
          Today I’ve taken the decision to seek emergency help, for my own safety.”

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        • Guest Who says:

          Worth running past Marianna?

          She’s a specialist.

          You might get blocked though.

          Especially if it is classic BBC straight #PRasNews copy/paste from a source they like.

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  26. tomo says:

    I see that Google / Youtube are out and about swatting Fox / Tucker Carlson footage – wait 4/5 days and the deletions ramp up and any searches go to smear and hit pieces.

    It’s just so obvious

    I’m not convinced that sending viewers to “The Young Turks” and CNN will achieve much beyond hardening people’s attitudes…. I wonder if that’s a feature or an unintended consequence.

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Tomo : what specifically has gone missing ?
      I can still see last night’s and Wednesday’s full show on YouTube

      Last night “Mask Mania” etc. https://youtu.be/ZKEqrxT_Suw
      He also claims US tax money created the virus.
      Then the Rand Paul interview ..talking about Facebook removing posts “independent fact checkers”
      – Then Mark Steyn

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      • tomo says:

        @stewgreen

        for some months my Google / YouTube searches have been getting notably worse wrt to Tucker Carlson. On one machine I don’t do any cookie weeding or take any other network / browser client manipulation – and always use the same logins – that machine’s search results for Carlson are risible – to the point where it’s easier to go direct to Fox. Search for TC and get CNN and TYT.

        Other folk’s devices return noticeably different results. As yet the computer doesn’t yet know who’s operating it ;-/

        If I were manipulating the content on a political basis I’d want to seriously obfuscate that manipulation – there’s enough youtubers who’ve had content squashed as “collateral damage” for Alphabet to give some faux legitimacy to the claim that it’s technical whoopsies…

        It’s my tinfoil hat and it fits pretty well 🙂

        re:Carlson: I missed the exact bit where he said US taxes created the virus – contributed maybe – but created ? – I feel that’s a stretch.

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        • StewGreen says:

          03m42 s it’s all enough to make you wonder if maybe Democrats might be using Covid for political advantage
          Why wouldn’t they ? The pandemic has been awfully good to the Democratic Party so far
          Their allies in the federal bureaucracy helped to create the virus in the first place
          with ghoulish taxpayer-funded experiments in China
          Once the virus came here they rode the panic all the way to the white house and control of the congress.
          Not to mention to a socialized economy

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          • tomo says:

            Given that Fauci has now been cornered in several places (with more in the chute) and refused to show up in others to explain NIH (and other) funding of coronavirus research at WIV and the obvious evasion of statutory oversight, I feel that’s fair comment.

            The lack of a flat out denial and some truly tortured semantics wrt what was done and what wasn’t done does not look good for Dr “smiley reasonable man” Fauci and his cronies.

            The lack of curiosity over the second virus lab in Wuhan (China CDC – who were, surprise… among the first to sequence the bug in-house) is something of a mystery – but it would widen the investigation – and we couldn’t have that!

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  27. StewGreen says:

    BBC local radio presenter is in vaccine evangelist mode
    He keeps playing a clip of a youth who says
    “I need more information ..I’d rather get actual Covid than die of the vaccine”
    … The presenter says he is disgusted at him.

    The presenter keeps repeating the simple narrative ‘that if you are not jabbed you can end up dead’,
    his expert now says a lot of youths are going to get long covid
    … and “are not going to be able to taste beer”

    Hmm one thing is when two 40 year olds die of blood clots, they lose 40 life-years each ..ie 80 life-years total
    …. when 160 grannies die of Covid 6 months before they would have died, that is also 80 life-years total.

    I’m double jabbed , and it didn’t harm me, so far.
    BTW the presenter is a tubby guy, so not the best health advisor.

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    • tomo says:

      The vaccination game is now a grotesque colosseum / circus for censorious self important control freak prats vs. the equally nutter mad health fringe.

      It’s fertilised / fueled by the public health crew and vaccine maker reticence over the efficacy statistics.

      Both sides are going too far and some are taking the opportunity to try despotism. I see the Aussies have got the army in to enforce Sydney lockdown.

      Volume and vehemence trumping veracity …

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  28. StewGreen says:

    There’s an ex-Muslim guy who makes videos debunking things about Islam
    He made a video response video to Ali Dawah
    who had falsely claimed it had been proven the Speakers’ Corner stabber was a Christian .. https://youtu.be/jWFwMRb1ADI

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  29. Guest Who says:

    Bbc News

    “Delaying climate action is as bad as denying climate change.”

    Shadow minister for climate change Matthew Pennycook tells BBC Newsnight that the government needs to act “much faster and more seriously” on tackling climate change

    https://bbc.in/3BRCxZ0

    ***

    “Can you tell what is yet?”

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  30. StewGreen says:

    PJW in about Simone Biles ..and lefties redefining language

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  31. pugnazious says:

    LOL…..long way down this report….
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-57897237

    ‘‘I’m black, my partner’s white – stop asking me if this is my baby’’
    ‘When Ena Miller had a baby last year, she was unprepared for the constant comments about her daughter’s appearance.

    From the day my baby was born she was judged by the colour of her skin.

    After spending a day and a night in intensive care, Bonnie had been reunited with me for only a few hours when a woman popped her head around the door to ask what I would like for breakfast.

    Before I could reply, she asked, “Is that your baby?”‘

    ….You find out the truth after being led into thinking it was probably white people making the comments……it’s blacks making the ‘racist’ comments….

    ‘Five weeks after we left hospital, a lovely walk turned unpleasant. A man appeared, aggressively shouting, “Why is your baby so white?” He circled around us, seemingly enraged.

    “Why is she so white? Did you get with a white man? That’s what happens when you get with a white man! Look at her, look at her, look at her – why is she so white?”

    I was appalled, afraid, and embarrassed by the audience he had attracted. I couldn’t understand why this man, who was the same colour as me, was so offended.

    In fact, all the negative comments about my baby’s skin colour were from people the same hue as me. I didn’t get it. I had never imagined mixed-race families had to go through this.’

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Before I could reply, she asked, “Is that your baby?”‘

      This is highly unlikely. She probably said something like “Is that your baby? Can I sign her up to appear in TV advertising for furniture, banks and supermarkets? And for Getty Images as well?”

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    • BRISSLES says:

      “I had never imagined mixed-race families had to go through this.’”

      Where has she been ? Mars ? Every day, in all forms of media, those of mixed race are constantly carping about ‘their lot in life’. Yet mixed partnerships are still alive and well. Do those who venture into such a relationship shut their eyes to what their offspring might endure ? clearly they do. Public perception is only marginally better than a few decades ago, and we thankfully have gone past the time when crossing the street was the norm.
      Nevertheless I think most of these couples are living in cloud cuckoo land if they believe they are bringing their child into a society free of intolerance.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The vast majority of the Twitter replies show that #BiasedBBC has curated an audience
      that think all racism is from WHITES
      that’s #InvertedRacism #BBCInvertedRacism

      They didn’t read the article’s detail

      There are 3 sections
      #1 Ena Miller “I have brown skin. My partner’s is white” the baby looks white.

      E7jUMbDXoAMrijO?format=jpg&name=small

      #2 Black woman Wendy Lopez 60, her baby 28 years ago , mixed race with blond curls, father was white.

      That section is badly edited cos it ends
      “But after 14 months of it, I’m exhausted by having to constantly confirm that this beautiful being I am holding is my daughter.”
      The photo makes it clear that is not Wendy speaking , but the first mother Ena who had her baby 14 months ago.

      E7jn3vlX0AQQyab?format=jpg&name=small

      #3 Fariba is 41, and half-Iranian, half-English.
      Her husband is Nigerian, and they have three daughters

      The people who make comments on her children are undefined
      except \\ one of the children said, ‘Is that your daughter?’//
      And often comments after we’ve been on holiday ‘Oh… she’s gotten quite a tan’ //

      The title must be clickbait from a headline writer’s mind
      ‘I’m black, my partner’s white – stop asking me if this is my baby’
      The only black woman cannot have said that cos her child is already 28.

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  32. TrickCyclist says:

    “Gary Lineker joins La Liga TV ahead of new season. . . Will continue to present Match of the Day.”
    BTW, I came across the site below, the 42.ie, quite by accident when looking for info about the Kasper Schmeichel “laser beam” incident. Wasn’t prepared for the vitriolic anti- Engiishness of the comments section!

    https://www.the42.ie/gary-lineker-la-liga-tv-5510383-Jul2021/

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  33. s.trubble says:

    Be interesting to see how the bBC and in particular, the bBc Scotland white elephant plays out the SNP Growth success story!

    Unfortunately, the “growth success” is around the number of drug related deaths where the latest show that Scotland has the worst rates in Europe?

    There is also a developing story that Police Scotland have a selection process as to whether FOI requests should be answered
    or marked ” not for public disclosure” I would bet some SNP placeperson will be advising them on that!!

    They must have learned this from the bBC?

    Secret Scotland. devolutionists beware.

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    • Beltane says:

      Odd, isn’t it, that so many of the natives living among the scenic splendours of Sco’lan choose to blur the view with mainline chemical assistance.

      Whatever will they do in their independent nirvana with sheep for nurses, deer for doctors, salmon as surgeons and grouse as paramedics?

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    • StewGreen says:

      @S.trubble is bbc Scotland reporting the actual tweets against Jonanna Cherry SNP MP
      that got a man a community sentence ?
      I don’t see them in the BBC article
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-58025872

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  34. Dover Sentry says:

    If the government stopped measuring the number of cases, they would be left measuring only deaths.

    With almost zero deaths from Covid, everyone would see sense and emerge from behind their sofas.

    Driving is far more dangerous.

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  35. Guest Who says:

    And as same old follows same old…

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  36. vlad says:

    Something monumental happened a few days ago, that the BBC are desperate to cover up.

    There is much more to the vicious attack against Hatun Tash at Speakers’ Corner than meets the eye, and the BBC knows it, hence their whitewashing.

    1. The evil beeb barely covered the story: they ignored it completely on their news bulletins and relegated it to ‘Regions’ on their website, from where it’s now disappeared completely. (I knew they would disappear it asap, so I copied the links to their report, below.)

    2. The BBC failed to show the slightest journalistic curiosity or provide any backstory to the attack, or any info on Hatun. NOT EVEN HER NAME. That’s no coincidence. Somehow they can tell you she is 39, but they don’t want you to know her name in case you research her and find out some explosive information that the BBC are desperate to hide. The only ‘description’ was of ‘a woman’ wearing a Charlie Hebdo t-shirt. This despite the fact that a 2 minute search on Google reveals a ton of very relevant and important facts about her and her work. The Charlie t-shirt is a complete red herring, the most irrelevant detail in the whole story. The implication being that it was a determining factor in the attack. It was nothing of the sort. The attack was premeditated, the attacker didn’t know in advance what t-shirt she’d be wearing. (Incidentally it did not portray mohammed, just a muslim and a Charlie Hebdo journalist kissing with the French caption “love is stronger than hate”). The reason for the emphasis on the t-shirt is a) to imply that she sort-of had it coming, but more importantly b) to give the impression it was a spontaneous random attack due to her provocation… nothing to see here. There is a LOT to see here; read on.

    3. This is a minor detail but look at the weasel language the beeb use: “She is later seen clutching her right hand close to her body, with what appears to be blood at her temple”.
    WHAT APPEARS TO BE BOOD?! FFS, BBC, what do you think it is? Strawberry jam pouring out of her slashed face? The footage literally shows the assailant lunging at her, slashing her, and the blood pouring out. One inch either way and she’d be dead, or blinded (the koran says to go for the throat, which is probably what he was attempting).

    4. Note the misleading headline. “Speakers’ Corner: Woman attacked with knife.”

    5. And the absurd picture of a coffee kiosk!

    6. And the absurd police statement: “Inquiries are ongoing and we continue to keep an open mind about possible motives”.
    Yeah, maybe it was a shaving accident. Everybody knew IMMEDIATELY what the motive was: to kill her or silence her.

    But all the above is just detail, a bit of typical BBC diversion, deflection and dissimulation. Below I will post what they REALLY don’t want you to know.

    stabbed.jpg

    Photo showing Hatun with what appears to be strawberry jam pouring from her face, and what appears to be rain on the ground.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57965251

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-57973119

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  37. vlad says:

    Hatun attack, continued – What the BBC don’t want you to know.

    Hatun (a hero and very nearly a martyr) has been relentlessly exposing the holes in the narrative of islam that every muslim has drilled into him from birth. One of these claims is that the koran was revealed whole, verbatim, word for word by allah (via angel Gabriel). It is the unalterable word of God, and not one jot or tittle has been changed over the centuries, or can be, or ever will be. Part of this myth is the ‘perfect preservation of the koran’, i.e. that there is only one, pure, perfect, eternal, unchangeable version of the koran. Unfortunately, there are gaping holes in this narrative, as Hatun discovered and tirelessly exposed. She found literally DOZENS of different versions of the koran, with many THOUSANDS of variations. Not just minor spelling mistakes, but important differences in words, whole sentences, and even theological and dogmatic tenets. This is sometimes known as the ‘holes in the narrative’, so to illustrate the point, Hatun drilled actual holes in those many korans and went to Speakers Corner with her dozens of hole-y korans and showed them to the assembled muslims. They predictably went batshit crazy. This contradicted the lies they’d been fed all their lives by their imams, upon which their entire faith rested.
    Since then she’s been repeatedly threatened and attacked, culminating in the attempt on her life a few days ago.

    That’s why she has to be silenced. They’ve tried before and they will try again.

    I suspect huge pressure was brought to bear on the BBC to hush this story, perhaps by islamic organisations, or perhaps by now they just self-censor.

    Incidentally, I wonder if pressure is also being put on the police to silence her. In the past they’ve arrested Hatun, but never those who attack her. They’ve never caught any of those who assaulted her, despite a heavy police presence, and despite the assaults being very public, with photos and videos.

    In the video below you can see a police car in hot pursuit of her latest attacker, yet they fail to catch him.

    But even THAT is not the whole story. There’s another dimension to this case that sheds more light on the visceral hatred she is facing. Yes, being an apostate invites the death sentence in the religion of peace, and being a woman exacerbates the misogynistic hatred, but there’s more, that I will post later.

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  38. Guest Who says:

    Too often ‘uniquely funded’ to a ridiculous degree.

       14 likes

  39. Guest Who says:

    Phew, the Telegraph has figured out a save.

       5 likes

  40. Philip_2 says:

    BBC Olympics in pidgeon (English). Not that I am watching it (at all) but somebody reading the TELEGRAPH today is pissed off…
    “SIR – It is indeed annoyin’ listenin’ to BBC commentators describin’ watchin’ competitors swimmin’, runnin’, cyclin’ and boxin’ in the Olympics (Letters, July 28).

    It is equally annoyin’ to hear tha’ our affletes are ge’in be’er and be’er and winnin’ more medows.

    (by a Squadron Leader)!

    Another reason I cannot watch of listen to the BBC for long! And I understand they have a few technical problems, such as the TV studio is entirely located (and fabricated) in Salford Quay Manchester in what is called a ‘Green room’.

    This is on top of the fact that they can only access two sports at the same time. So its hardly ‘full on’ at BBC towers.

    A Green room: is used to ‘mock up’ a place on camera.
    So – technically all the studio props are all ‘false’ – bar the -‘seats’ and – ‘table’ and that ‘Tokyo’ (image ony) is then ‘projected’ onto the ‘Green Screen’ like a movie background in Dr Who (the one after the last one that lost all the viewers). As if we’re watching, we’re not. Nothing is real at he BBC but the bias.. and now pigeon ‘speak’ – will make it is as un-intelligible as it looks!

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  41. Guest Who says:

    BBC News doing what it does best.

    “It’s very worrying for customers when they go into shops and find that the shelves are empty.”

       10 likes

  42. Jack in the Green says:

    Blimey, the RNLI number crunchers must have been up late to get the info ‘re rocketing donations after the free water taxi for illegals story. Obviously they have their BBC hotline to pass on the good news and no, I don’t believe a word of it. Charadees – don’t ya just luv em? Must go and light a candle at the local St. Geldof shrine.

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  43. Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

    Please be on the lookout for the following:
    Simone Biles: The BBC finding every opportunity to shoe-horn Simon Biles into every story.

    The Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix: the BBC shoe-horning into every related story the condemnation of the Hungarian Government and the claim that they have an anti LGBTQ+ stance.

    Female & child immigrants to Britain: the BBC are claiming they are being kept in shocking inhuman conditions and want immediate UK government funds (i.e. taxpayers money) to be made available for them.

       16 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Seems some beardy ginger’s people have got in touch with the entire MSM here.

         5 likes

  44. Guest Who says:

    Got to love the house journal.

       6 likes

  45. Guest Who says:

    That ‘making his way’ route could do with looking at.

       18 likes

    • digg says:

      Let’s just stop fuck**ing about and deal with these animals, it should be the duty of our country but that’s gone tits up due to the bloody crappy lefties who inhabit our justice system.

         19 likes

    • digg says:

      Wierd this is not reported on our national broadcaster isn’t it?

      Absolute aresholes.

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  46. Guest Who says:

    BBC reporting nicely.

    Vaguely recall when Sopes and squad had a stab at the Yank version it was less neutral?

       6 likes

  47. Guest Who says:

    Stevo should check the BBC Wales output.

    Much likely sourced from such trusted fellow travelers of seriousness.

       12 likes

  48. tomo says:

    No prizes awarded for why this hasn’t made it onto the BBC. One might have expected one of the fleet of BBC Environment Pollyannas to opine / proffer excuses…

       13 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      What does.

         2 likes

    • tomo says:

      Nah,

      That Victoria Tesla grid battery fire never.happened. and if it did – ’tis but a scratch unworthy of comment.

      https://archive.is/8Ck4N

         11 likes

    • Charlie Farley says:

      Tomo
      These fires have been a regular occurance for a few year’s now , one in Liverpool last year and a more in India and China…very rarely mentioned in the MSM and certainly not Harrabins bBC , And as we stupidly go down the all electric hole it can only get worse..Perhaps the old Panarama program would have investigated this…but its not likely to happen now is it !

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  49. vlad says:

    Here’s a question you won’t hear asked on the BBC: “What do refugees bring to Britain?”

    Douglas Murray tries to speak some sense to the smug, suave, smarmy, oleaginous creep from the Refugee Council.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to get paid a silly salary to virtue signal all over the media? A bit like the Sussexes: megabucks AND sanctimony. Nice work if you can get it.

    I suspect he got the job because of his ‘reassuring’ voice that impressionable women might describe as chocolate brown. I would compare it to some other brown stuff.

    Health warning: only watch with sick bucket to hand.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Other than machetes, TB… stuff like that?

         16 likes

      • vlad says:

        According to that self-righteous cretin, they’re all doctors and artists.
        I’ve seen and heard and met many such fools (the beeb is stuffed full of them) but I find this one particularly creepy for some reason.
        Something about his calm, self-assured and ever-so-reasonable tone, as if you’d have to be mad to disagree.
        Or racist.

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    • taffman says:

      Vlad
      Murray is correct.
      In a nutshell, they bring no economic benefits to the UK whatsoever.
      They are a drain on resources, namely housing, education, health and welfare.
      The UK taxpayers have to cough up at the whims of woke UK politicians .

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  50. Guest Who says:

    No such thing as bad #prasnews

    Same folk handling unfortunately mutilated Covid warrior stories?

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