Start the Week 23 August 2021

We enter the final week of Western involvement in Afghanistan- according to Biden . As the situation worsens – how will the BBC excuse Biden this time ?

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  1. Zephir says:

    They say if we don’t learn from history, etc when I look at Biden and Afghanistan…I am reminded,

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    • Old Goat says:

      Loved the “Carry On” films.

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      • Zephir says:

        Well, you in luck then. There is one going on right now in the Whitehouse, the plot writes itself, there is no need for Sid James, we have a chuckling, aged, henpecked incompent.
        He just needs a pork pie hat, a pipe, and some lines about pairs / pears whilst looking at Kamalas tits in the next press conference as his wife smacks him around the head with a rolling pin.

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  2. StewGreen says:

    8am switch on the news and they are LOBBYING as usual on both local stations
    Lincolnshire : the page has a banner across the screen
    “Start of the Paralympics & donations for Afghan refugees”

    Then page says
    “Chatting to the families of our Paralympians
    & we’re live at the Sleaford Islamic Centre

    I doubt there are actually many Muslims in that town

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    • MarkyMark says:

      UK extremists ‘funded by small donations’, says report (by uk gov) {bbc jul2017}
      “Islamist extremist organisations (what is the definition or list of these?) in the UK receive hundreds of thousands of pounds a year, in the form of small, anonymous British-based donations, a long-awaited report has concluded….At no point does the summary refer to Saudi Arabia or any other country that has been accused of funding extremism in the UK.”

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40581819

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  3. Fedup2 says:

    Some senior military bod has been moaning about the UKs inability to ‘hold an airport ‘.

    I instantly thought ‘why should we ?’ It will mean dead British soldiers – for what ?

    Our foreign policy should be based on pragmatism – ie ‘what’s in it for us ? And I don’t mean lefty lofty ideas about ‘nation building ‘ and ‘human rights ‘. The test would be – what is our gain .
    The terrorist threat narrative for Afgee is nonsense when compared to what is already in the UK .

    I know a critic of what I say would accuse me of being ‘immoral but what really happens when the likes of Blair goes off on a foreign adventure is wasted lives and tax money .

    Never again . Sort out the UK border orabolish ‘border farce ‘ and the rest facilitating invasion …‘give the military a proper job to do .

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    • Zephir says:

      The only upside of electric cars will be the opec arab nations will be back to tents in the desert and we can leave them to it again, and the saudis will have to sell their slaves

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      • digg says:

        Ah yes Zephir and thereby hangs a tale, knowing that with the advent of the diminishing lifestyle oils has provided them with plus realising that there is little else in their lands to replace such wealth, the invisible alternative plan is to flood the richer nations with Muslim immigrants which is actually the start of a land grab to give them access to other forms of wealth creation.

        Note the oil money being ploughed into investments in high-price London properties etc.

        A very stealthy takeover is actually in progress and it can rightly be described as an invasion.

        All this with the full blessing of the current UK Government.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        “upside of electric cars” – China rapidly shifts from a two-child to a three-child policy
        But women’s fertility is still very much the ruling party’s business

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    • Thoughtful says:

      I keep telling you fed up, our foreign policy is based on “what’s in it for us” except the ‘us’ in question is our poorly paid politicians.

      The whole situation has arisen because of bribery and corruption dating back to BLiars day.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Ok – I don’t recall the repeated telling me – just you advocating again to give more money to corrupt politicians …. I wonder how Mrs blackford is getting on with here£45 k Range Rover for crofters …?

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        • Thoughtful says:

          I’m not just advocating giving them more money, it’s also about stopping them accepting any money from outside sources, and if that means paying them the salary up to retirement to stop bribery then it’s a price truly worth paying.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Thoughtful
            I know singapore ( i think ) tried out paying politicians not to be corrupt – but i think it is in their blood .
            The simple crofter – blackford – and his wife – co owner of the farm / croft springs to mind .
            By the way blackford employs his stepson as an ‘assistant ‘- which is nice …

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, changing the subject slightly: what about a permanent link in the side-bar on this site to GB News?

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Up2 – I think that one is for the owner of the site – whose identity I do not know … perhaps the BBC …

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      • MarkyMark says:

        A caretaker government that take and don’t care.

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Can America even hold the Airport …
      It wouldn’t take too many mortars raining down to knacker the place.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Eddy
        I think that might be taliban plan A on tue 31st – using american kit of course …

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        • Guest Who says:

          The IDF might be praying Jez’ brown-eyed boys get out from behind the kids into some uniforms and use actual targeting-capable kit to engage like men.

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      • Ian Rushlow says:

        If only the Americans had thought ahead and established some sort of large military airbase in Afghanistan, instead of becoming dependent on a civilian airport in the capital. They could have located fairly close to Kabul – let’s say about 25 miles away at Bagram – and even made it their largest military site in their country. Might have been easier to defend and operate it at this challening time.

        Oh, wait…

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagram_Airfield

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        • MarkyMark says:

          On 15 August 2021, Bagram Air Base fell to the Taliban after a surrender by government forces.[6] The Taliban does not yet have an air force which can be deployed from Bagram Airfield, although it has captured weaponry from the Afghan Air Force.[7]

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  4. StewGreen says:

    8am Radio Humbersides LOBBYING is #ClimateFearPorn
    “ClimateCentral has produced a map of areas it says could flood by 2070”
    They then namecheck a list of local places

    Except I already know that org, when you check my region their maps show areas that were
    *mainly drained by humans* in last 500 years

    In fact don’t even see that US based lobbying org has produced any new report today
    I guess the local BBC have a plan to keep having #ClimateFearPorn in their news

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    • Zephir says:

      They tried this on Cambridge News a while ago, drilling down a bit showed it was an infomercial by some estate agents with some serious misinformation, based upon a “study” from a very dubious organisation with little academic rigour, adding to the intellectual insult was many misquotes of this already tainted “study” by that particular liberal woke infested rag to give the impression most of the south east is due to be flooded in a few years.

      Expect more of this from rags run by Johnson press who have taken over many local newspapers and have an agenda similar to the bbc, please, like I did, challenge this misinformation / propoganda wherever it infests

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      • Zephir says:

        I just wonder where all the cars and other carbon contributors were that caused the land between the UK and Europe, and Alaska and Russia to become flooded, and what happened to all the civilisations such as those under the North Sea and Black Sea now, and will we ever learn ? where was Attenborough and XR when they were needed then ?
        Were there bronze age pink hair tossers chaining themselves to chariots ?

        Ice caps melt between ice ages, does not take a scientist to know that

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    • Guest Who says:

      Where we are the EA climate map had a flood risk area that would have placed most of the planet under water. Topography not their strong point.

      They also built a quaint ‘flood alleviation’ scheme to get some powerful folk off their backs, which alleviated from one side of said powerful folks’ areas of interest and added it to those down stream.

      But the locals do still chip in when BBC local reporters try and get excited about unprecedented and historic flooding in places built on such as Millpond Street.

      These are folk have have never encountered an XR press release they did not copy and paste.

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  5. StewGreen says:

    9am It’s the trailer for the Tom Heap daily green dream show
    Then into a show on energy poverty
    Will they say Solar wind are the problem ?
    nope we are into another dream Community Energy project fronted by an Indian immigrant

    “Brixton Energy Solar project !”
    ..they haven’t admitted where the subsides come from

    “we got AT least a 20% saving in energy bills for the residents”
    if that is true, it comes from the subsidies

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  6. G says:

    Anybody hear the feature on Autism on Toady earlier?

    The, no doubt selected “sufferer” was a mature woman who had three children before she decided she “suffered” from the condition.

    The NHS offer that a “sufferer” has symptoms which, forgive me, are probably representative of most of the non-suffering population. Anyway, the inevitable ‘Professor’ is interviewed to discuss the, “Condition”. Before exhibiting any mirth, take a look at the symptoms: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/autism/signs/adults/

    He rounds off by asserting more effort should be made to persuade “sufferers” to have their condition identified early in life.

    Pardon me but if a woman reaches well into maturity and indeed has three children successfully, how much ‘suffering’ has she experienced in her life so far? Answer? – enough to warrant medical intervention. I despair, even more than normally.

    Thank you BBC for bringing this important topic to our attention. We look forward (as does the GP’s and hospital consultants) to more innocents being diagnosed with Autism. I suspect that there will be many Dingy Divers and Afghans that will recognise that they possess all the symptoms – and more no doubt – after all, it is ‘free’ init? But I suspect that the Hong Kongers will not……..

    Hang on! Reading the NHS list of symptoms, I feel another, “victim” coming on……

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    • Zephir says:

      It reminds me of the outbreak of ADHD kids, you know the ones that scream repeatedly in the streets and in shops, trains, restaurants and coffee shops. It must be viral as it is spreading with alarming speed.
      Funnily in France and many other countries one rarely sees it, I call it the English disease, they see others do it without challenge from the parents who are often staring at their mobile phones and ignoring it.
      Combine that with the plethora of screeching yapping small dogs everywhere, with owners standing together so the dogs screech at each other while the owners have a little chat and we have a truly hellish society now.

      I am tempted to get an airhorn from Halfords and stick it in the parents / dog owners ear if they let the noise go on for more than 30 seconds without taking any action to deal with it.

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  7. Zephir says:

    Loved the speech, a while ago from Kamala to the military tellng then they should use solar power for coms etc,
    Taliban would love that, don’t worry about the US Abdul we will only fight at night

    “Just ask any Marine today, would she rather carry 20 pounds of batteries or a rolled up solar panel, and I am positive she will tell you a solar panel, and so would he,” she said, before laughing.

    thick as sh@t and in charge, it’s quite scary really

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  8. Fedup2 says:

    Zephir sounds like the ideal commander in chief for an army that couldn’t deal with a few blokes with AKs and beards after 20 years . ….
    Perhaps her forthcoming presidency will feature ‘green ‘ artillery rounds …

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  9. Seppers says:

    Apologies if I am off-topic or repeating what anyone else has said.
    I don’t have much time to read and interact with the site, but sometimes feel the need to ‘log’ incidents of bias I see.
    As you may know, I read (monitor) the bbc news website, which I believe is being used as a propaganda and campaigning tool.
    Today I noted half way down the politics tab that a ‘former’ MP was successfully prosecuted for several counts of fraud.
    Just an ‘MP’ and you have to scroll down a long way to find out he was a Labour MP until 2019. And there is a ‘more about Yorkshire’ link before that to sort of draw a line and dissuade you from reading on.
    Now imagine if it was a Tory.

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    • Zephir says:

      For a mob that demand equality and egalitarianism, they do like acquiring cash at all costs as so many of their mob have proved via so many various prosecutions.

      And the various tax frauds and shameless moonlighting of our unbiased and world class (as they keep telling us) broadcaster’s employees does make one look at their socialist output with a rather jaded view.

      Or am I being unfair ? maybe we will all be rich and travelling in first class when they get their way ? maybe its just the second class carriages they will do away with. Now that makes sense.

      We will all be drinking champagne on the way to New York and no more Ryanair.

      We will all live like the labour MPs and bbc employees, hurrah bring on the revolution. I cannot see any flaw in this plan.

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  10. Zephir says:

    Food for thought..
    A 2019 report by Harvard University’s Electoral Integrity Project found that the United States had the second-lowest integrity score among liberal democracies for elections between 2012 and 2018. The country was ranked at NUMBER 57 overall”. There are 61 democracies worldwide..

    The project received media attention in 2016 when it ranked the United States last among western nations.One of the project’s International Advisory Board, Andrew Reynolds, a political science professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, noted in the Raleigh-based News and Observer that his home state’s election integrity score was similar to Cuba, Indonesia and Sierra Leone.The study ranked integrity of the state’s congressional districts lowest in the nation just below similar outlier Wisconsin. An editorial in The Wall Street Journal ridiculed the study, noting that “Democracy in New York (which scored a 61) and Virginia (60) is supposedly more imperiled than in Rwanda (64), though Rwanda is controlled by an autocrat. The worst-performing state, Arizona (53), is outranked by Kuwait (55) , Ivory Coast (59) and Kyrgyzstan (54).”Dylan Matthews writing in Vox agreed that “it seems foolish to infer from that that the US is less of a democracy than Rwanda” but felt that the EIP had highlighted important issues such as gerrymandering and voter registration laws.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Zephir – maybe the political class has no interest in reform ‘ improvement – whether it was JFKs dad fixing his election or those ‘hanging chads’ of Bush / Gore .

      The test for getting elected is who can fiddle the vote better – on which – sadly Mr Trump failed ( although he never had a chance due to the size of the conspiracy against him ).

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      • Zephir says:

        Regarding conspiracy yes the timing of this seems designed to say Trump should never have been elected…..a double edged sword now.
        Anyone, with any sense, a smattering of insight or intelligence, or, more specifically, a passing knowledge of statistics, realises that the present idiot in no way in this reality, or of any other including Alice in Wonderland’s achieved one of the the highest votes of any party in US electoral history.

        The far left do like a good lie, repeat it often enough and … well no one will ever trust you or ANYTHING you say ever again or believe you ever again. And there are millions in the US and around the world who are not stupid enough to swallow these lies however often repeated.

        Digest that bbc and mariana spring liars.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          Dear Marianna Spring (BBC wages paid under threat of prosecution),

          As I’ve had to look at your BBC news and use other sources to determine that your news is not news but selective editorial opinion I’d like to request that I have a refund for the last 4 years plus get the BBC free from now on.

          Please let me know how I can go about this as I am willing to create a full list of articles that I’ve had to investigate plus time taken for me to check your fact checker whilst realising that the BBC intentionally removes news rather than incorrectly report on it, uses images to sway opinion or misleads with the main titles hoping no one reads the full article.

          ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’

          CAS-4987700-SY1FTF : BBC NewsWatch says boredom with pro-Brexit march.

          CAS-4844672-N8FDYY: Update on the MP Expenses 2009 scandal in 2018.

          CAS-4939547-J71Z1V: Here’s hoping Ireland do the right thing G.Lineker.

          CAS-4937378-YKMWBJ: BBC not reporting ‘Day of Freedom’ March 06may2018.

          CAS-4906141-BFJQL0: I take offence that presenters promote their books.

          CAS-4892811-C820SC: I am offended that I have to pay the BBC TV Tax.

          CAS-4824332-633N1P: What happened in Italy was not covered …

          CAS-4933135-ZV3V7F: The omission is the most powerful form of lie …

          CAS-6005141-S1V9D1: Not seen a report on the UK Governments Covid19 

          Let me know how to go about resolving the issue of paying for something that wastes my time as I have to check each story rather than rely on its accuracy.

          Cheers,
          Mark
          https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

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  11. BRISSLES says:

    Being raised on the East Kent coast, it was easy to spot the numerous boats, tankers, cargo ships, ferries etc cruising the Channel. Not for nothing was this strip of water regarded as the busiest and deadliest shipping lane in the world.

    Well, now we realise that its as far from being deadly as a sleeping policeman ! Over 800 + migrants crossing on ONE day ! is there some sort of green GO traffic lights in operation where they all cross like a zebra crossing and all the huge tankers just grind to a halt to let them through ?

    Its insane that almost a thousand boats can get across without even one sinking or caught in the drift of a container ship. I know we had the Vikings invade back in the day, but even Hitler clearly wasn’t going to risk his troops, yet he might just as well under the cover of dark to avoid our aircraft.

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    • G says:

      Brissles,
      “……. is there some sort of green GO traffic lights in operation where they all cross like a zebra crossing and all the huge tankers just grind to a halt to let them through”

      “Cyclists and Pedestrians to have more rights than Motorists?”

      Highway Code 2021 Changes

      Just following the trend:

      What could possibly go wrong………….

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    • Scroblene says:

      Could I suggest a round trip to the SS Richard Montgomery in The Thames Estuary, or a five hour cricket match on The Goodwin Sands as something to offer these people?

      Out of interest, are they getting in on the Deal section of the coast? I’d have thought Sandwich would be a place to creep in too…

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Scrobs, funny you mentioned the Goodwin Sands. I have photos of my Dad (some of which ended up in a Canadian magazine) playing a game of football, and cricket on the Sands back in the 50’s – then a mad scramble onto boats before they started shifting.

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        • Scroblene says:

          When we tried to buy and develop the old Hoverlloyd Hovercraft site, in Pegwell Bay, we were chased away by everyone on Thanet Council, as well as Englsh Heritage, Natural England etc., and told nastily never to come back…

          The place had a perfectly legal planning permission for a fabulous seaside hotel venue, in an idyllic spot, and great for tourism, but despite the fact that we were the only people who liked it, and were ready to invest, they got their way, we left them to it and it’s still an empty eyesore!

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          • BRISSLES says:

            Well, the Sportsman pub there has recently been demolished, to make way for………………. housing development.

            So, the migrants can now pitch up on Pegwell Bay and walk across the road to a brand new home !

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  12. Dover Sentry says:

    Hitler should have used rubber boats.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Lingchi (simplified Chinese: 凌迟; traditional Chinese: 凌遲), translated variously as the slow process, the lingering death, or slow slicing, and also known as death by a thousand cuts, was a form of torture and execution used in China from roughly 900 until it was banned in 1905. It was also used in Vietnam and Korea. In this form of execution, a knife was used to methodically remove portions of the body over an extended period of time, eventually resulting in death.

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      • Eddy Booth says:

        You might want to get some hobbies.
        Googling crap like that isn’t healthy

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        • MarkyMark says:

          That is my hobby.

          “Googling crap like that” – looking at history.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            That’s a long was from Biased BBC – I thought the ‘death by a thousand cuts’ thing was called the Inland Revenue …

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    • G says:

      DS,
      But imagine the preparation for the German Army: time, material and manpower. We are led to believe that the invaders just randomly (over 800 in one day) arrive on the beach, inflate the boats (30+) that happen to be waiting for them fuel up the outboard and set off – all in secrecy without the Frogs knowing about it? Who is telling ‘porkies’. It stinks. This is an arrangement and managed between the UN, French and No.10 with, doubtless a sprinkling of Soros money. Treason.

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  13. MarkyMark says:

    “It claims (BBC Panorama) to have found 5,000 Muslim schoolchildren being taught that some Jews are transformed into pigs and apes and that the penalty for gay sex is execution. Some textbooks are said to teach the correct way to chop off the hands and feet of thieves. A spokesman for the programme said the pupils, aged six to 18, attend a network of more than 40 weekend schools across the country which teach the Saudi national curriculum to Muslim children.” – {guardian nov2010}

    Remember when the BBC actually chased the story …
    “…birthdays, remember, are the practices of disbelievers and immoral people. {bbc panorama video 2010}” @8:33
    “… the books (supposed to originate from London) turn out to be the Saudi Official National Curriculum. {bbc panorama video 2010}” @22:13

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  14. MarkyMark says:

    The West … death by 104 genders …

    Lingchi (simplified Chinese: 凌迟; traditional Chinese: 凌遲), translated variously as the slow process, the lingering death, or slow slicing, and also known as death by a thousand cuts, was a form of torture and execution used in China from roughly 900 until it was banned in 1905. It was also used in Vietnam and Korea. In this form of execution, a knife was used to methodically remove portions of the body over an extended period of time, eventually resulting in death.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingchi

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  15. Zephir says:

    Seems you can be racist, sexist, homphobic scum if you are a muzzie,so many of them are, (and sex starved, the only answer I can find for their frequent sexual assaults).

    What a get out of jail free card, all I need is a pair of sandals some pajamas and hey ho police dont touch you and guaranteed bbc sympathy if any needed.

    A few experiences in the Luton ghetto taught me what a hateful, insular, violent and nasty group they are, Experience always trumps whatever the media tries to tell you.

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  16. Zephir says:

    Rather like the gypsy and traveller community, they may not like all being tarred with the same brush, BUT, as a community, those few that are not violent, law breaking groups ARE actively protecting others, same as the muslim communities, they all know who the rapists are (wives and children of the rapists families all know this especially) but will protect and lie for them whenever necessary so ALL are complicit.
    Wheever these grooming gangs are brought to justice there should be rigorous prosecutions brought for perverting the course of justice against all of those who knew and lied.

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    • G says:

      “Minorities” That’s why. It works on the principle, ‘F*** the majority’ – with Government approval needless to say.

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      • Zephir says:

        And it should be F@@@ them as they arrive on our beaches or in their caravans they are soulless pitiless predators forever portraying themselves as victims with Blair and his wife enabling them, whilst showing no mercy to their victims.

        If in any doubt watch them when they get the whip hand, (their words, says it all, really) as in Aghanistan and how they conduct themselves, The evidence of this mob’s culture and general behaviour is in front of everyone’s eyes even in England the muzzies are celebrating on social media and making excuses for them, all with their br ish passpots in their cupboard innit bruv

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Jack Straw: Labour made mistake letting Poles in early
      Former home secretary says number and impact of migrants from eastern Europe far exceeded predictions

      https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/nov/13/jack-straw-labour-mistake-poles

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  17. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – Osama bin Laden and the Bush/Blair ‘War on Terror’ are completely forgotten by the BBC

    Amnesia and/or dementia rules in W1A. Needless to say the first part of the programme was all about Afghanistan. Leading it on the News and in the sole consideration of the BBC is: Wimmins Rights! The BBC have completely forgotten why the West (USA, UK, other NATO countries and others) went to war in Afghanistan.

    I heard a ridiculous statement from, I think, Razia Iqbaal last night on TWoT, that the West went to War in Afghanistan so that girls could go to school and women could work in any job. At least I think that was what she said or clearly inferred but I may have been half asleep at the time.

    All reality has been completely lost at the BBC. They live in an insulated & isolated bubble, from the D-G down.

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  18. StewGreen says:

    3:30pm R4 repeat The Bradford BAME Covid Ambassador

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  19. vlad says:

    The Telegraph makes the point that while the imbecilic Biden and Kamala indulge in absurd wokery like CRT and Trans-ism back home, the world is going to hell – and we don’t have the will to defend our civilization any more.

    “Biden’s woke presidency is a self-indulgent luxury the West can no longer afford.”

    “The US President should have spent more time worrying about Afghanistan, and less competing to be the world’s wokest leader”

    “Wokeism developed as a luxury, and it is a luxury that our society can no longer afford.”

    Article: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-sunday-telegraph/20210822/281968905769148

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them.

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  20. StewGreen says:

    11am Kevin Fong .. Chinese Science innovation
    11:30am Walidab Imarisha : Black Sci Fi
    12:15 Trailer for Tom Heap’s Green Televangelism
    1:45pm that prog
    4pm.Erica Dhawan
    4:30pm Frantz Fanon
    7:45 50 heroes of India series
    8pm Nga Pham : Vietnamese immigration to UK
    BBC don’t use that i word

    9:30pm Sangita Myska same as 9am
    10pm News Ritula Shah
    12:30pm Safraz Mansoor same as 9:45am

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  21. StewGreen says:

    The 6:30pm comedy slot is a black guy talking to his gay mate

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  22. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – an example of BBC and authority intelligence – not

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-58307325
    Read the article and you discover that the Ham Hill Country Park in Somerset were not bothering to empty litter bins. So people left their rubbish in the correct place, on a bin that was full or alongside, and then – perhaps with the help of a windy day or wildlife – it was spread all over the Park.

    You do wonder about the intelligence of the BBC, the author of this anonymous (again!) item and Local Authorities and people running places like this.

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  23. StewGreen says:

    The Times seems racist as most crime stories seem to feature non-white people
    when it should be only 15%, if inline with general population

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  24. StewGreen says:

    Times pg 10 as usual is reserved for Green Activist PRasNews

    Pg 11 has PRasNews by the Campaign for Countering Digital Hate, that makes out that YouTube promotes an un-named Incel channel

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    • MarkyMark says:

      This is a good example where Greenpeace have used a figure ’40K deaths’, but the interviewee says it’s ’40K premature deaths’. But they don’t say that it’s lives cut short – i.e. pollution takes say 30 days off live expectancy.

      Andrew Neil vs Greenpeace – Air Pollution (car crash interview)

      Take a figure which shows shortened life expectancy (which is hard to determine because obesity etc), total these bits up (days) and convert it into a single person’s life (this is the bad maths bit) then use it in a term ’40K premature deaths’ and then remove the ‘premature’.

      So you end up with driving your car to work is killing 40K people a year – think of the children’s lungs @2:18 . Won’t anyone think of the children!

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/10/18/mid-week-open-thread-129/comment-page-2/#comment-874534

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  25. Dover Sentry says:

    Our BBC now calls ‘The Taliban’ a new name. It is ‘Taliban’. Why is this? Is it an accolade to lose the definitive article?

    “Afghanistan: Credible reports of executions by Taliban says UN”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58315413

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    • markh says:

      It is indeed an accolade in the eyes of the BBC. In much the same way as the Notting Hill crimefest, sorry carnival, is now just ‘Carnival’ It makes me want to throw the TV out of the window.

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      • Scroblene says:

        The Labour Party Conference has always been just ‘Conference’ for some reason…

        Perhaps it used to be “t’Conference…”

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      As a bit of a cunning linguist, I’m tempted to point out that Afghani languages such as Pashto do not actually have definitive articles. Rather they use demonstratives such as this, that, these and so on. So the BBC are strictly correct, sort of, even if they do not know why. An analogous case is ‘Ukraine’ – it’s not uncommon to hear the Western media and politicians talking about ‘the Ukraine’. Neither Ukrainian or Russian have definitive articles so it’s not possible to say ‘the Ukraine’ in either language.

      (sorry. Pedant rave over).

      Next: how will Taliban reshape Pashto to accommodate the 57 personal pronouns required to describe all the new genders that the Americans introduced?

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      • Scroblene says:

        And whenever you see lots of wild animals, you see ‘ocelot’, or ‘elephant’ or ‘leopard’.

        Dunno why – you just do…

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    • StewGreen says:

      If an action is attributable to the group it’s : The Taliban

      If the executions are attributable to say 2 Nazis
      then it’s : executions by Nazis

      If the executions are attributable to say 2 Taliban fighters
      then it’s : executions by Taliban

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  26. s.trubble says:

    See the Brexit Museum we had a thread on yonks ago maybe coming to fruition. ( Guido)

    Do hope upon entering its the televisual feast of Dimbelby pronouncing WE,RE OUT! over and over again on multiple TV screens down the entrance hallway!

    And of course a bBC Wall of Shame featuring the most prominent EU Lovers…..

    And perhaps a Wall Of Colluders….Sturgeon, the Irish geezers,Olly Robbins et al.

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  27. vlad says:

    What’s the betting the Imbecile and his flunkies start spinning the Great Debacle as a great tactical success.
    The BBC will play along, of course.

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  28. Sluff says:

    A propos of nothing.
    Been out on a few day trips.
    Enormous numbers of road signs and sign posts are totally hidden by trees, bushes, and shrubs. In fact we saw one major road junction sign actually placed about 10 feet behind a tree.
    Why do councils and/ or the government not do some simple maintenance to help hundreds of thousands of people?
    Presumably because the BBC’s chums in ER would bang on about ‘too much investment in roads and not enough in public transport’.
    Cretinous.

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  29. Sluff says:

    I am indebted to a very good friend, of Kenyan/Indian ancestry but very much in tune with many readers here, who sent me the following, which neatly sums up the twisted, contorted ideals of BLM and their ilk.

    https://ifunny.co/picture/this-is-black-culture-in-2020-called-a-sellout-race-JlIXzdjF8

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  30. Guest Who says:

    Hey… guess what? No actual news, so, back to…

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Marianna – thats right girl – nothing matters apart from bad words on a screen .

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    • pugnazious says:

      Be better off investigating the BBC’s reporting of Israel and how it has fed the world-wide rise in anti-semitism….oh…that’s been done by the BBC…which hid the report and its conclusions and spent over £300,000 of licence payers money to keep it under wraps…wonder why?

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    • JimS says:

      “Look at me! Only twenty-five and a girl!”

      One could be forgiven for thinking that she regards her self-promotion as far more important than her fake news stories so it’s hardly surprising that the Twits respond in kind.

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  31. Dover Sentry says:

    Our BBC is upset but fails to show it –

    “Working women in Afghanistan must stay at home until proper systems are in place to ensure their safety, a Taliban spokesman has told reporters.”

    “Our security forces are not trained (in) how to deal with women – how to speak to women (for) some of them,” Mr Mujahid told a news conference in Kabul. “Until we have full security in place… we ask women to stay home.”

    “The spokesman denied that people were being targeted for reprisals. “We have forgotten everything in the past,” he said.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58315413

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    • Guest Who says:

      Fortunately some have a fair internet connection and direct access to the BBC.

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      • pugnazious says:

        Not exactly overnight…Trump signed the deal in February 2020 and Biden stated he would carry it out in April this year….so why the surprise by all and sundry?

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  32. Guest Who says:

    Presumably Nando’s and the BBC have some cunning plan to deal with untrustworthy Stone Age zealots empowered by their Man in the WH that no one knows about?

    Just running wibble like this is ultimate #prasnews tripe.

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  33. Fedup2 says:

    Sick sense of humour ? Try listening to the BBC radio/ TV news and see beeboids squirm over anything close to criticism of their favourite false president .

    And guess what ? The next 3 or 4 days will really be a full re run of the fall of Saigon- complete with a film script and sound track .

    President Trump – of course – will continue to be the bogey man and man to go to – to spit hate – as usual …

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  34. pugnazious says:

    The BBC still trying to overturn Brexit…it continues in the hope that something miraculous will happen if, like the Taliban, they wait it out.

    Whilst it admits that ‘other factors’ such as Covid played their part in creating a driver shortage in the UK the BBC pushes the idea that Brexit is the main culprit..they bring on the same old voices who are more than willing to blame Brexit.

    We are told that 20,000 EU drivers just went home because Brexit immigration rules meant they couldn’t stay…well that’s nonsense because practically anyone could stay here and apply for citizenship as long as they were in the country before the cut-off date….as over 5 million of their fellow EUites did. The reality is that if they went home it was because wages and conditions were better at home and of course they were in their own land and living costs were cheaper….and better alternative jobs…

    ‘ …the increasing appetite among global manufacturers to site production facilities in central and eastern Europe, which has provided an alternative source of jobs for many would-be drivers.’

    The uncomfortable and unsaid truth is that there has been a shortage of drivers across the EU for years….not just Europe…

    ‘A Trucking Crisis Has the U.S. Looking for More Drivers Abroad’
    ‘A shortage of truckers across the U.S. has become so severe that companies are trying to bring in drivers from abroad like seemingly never before.
    The U.S. has been grappling with a chronic lack of drivers for years, but the shortage reached crisis levels because of the pandemic, which simultaneously sent demand for shipped goods soaring while touching off a surge in early retirements. The consequences have been both dire and far-reaching: Filling stations have had gasoline outages. Airports have run short on jet fuel. A stainless-steel maker declared force majeure. And lumber prices hit a record, with some suppliers partly blaming delivery delays.’

    And in the EU?….

    ‘The truck driver shortage plaguing Europe’s northern freight markets has now spread southwards.

    A new survey by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has found that 20% of all positions remain unfilled in Spain, a situation the haulage lobbying organization said was causing “profound” logistics difficulties.

    “In Spain, the acute shortage looks set to escalate in the coming years, with IRU’s figures showing demand for drivers is set to increase by 18% by 2020,” the IRU said in a statement. “Coupled with recruitment into the industry stalling, this means the driver shortage could reach 30% within one year if not addressed immediately.”

    The Spanish shortages are reflected across Europe. The IRU told FreightWaves last month that driver shortages were a “real and growing threat” to the ability of the European logistics sector to meet the needs of shippers.

    Polling of IRU members and associated organizations in Europe from October 2018 to January 2019 revealed a driver shortage of 21% across the freight transport sector.’

    The BBC is outright lying to us by implying Brexit is the problem and it is unique to Britain.

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    • Garry Lavin says:

      Quite so. This has been predicted for the last 20 years or more. Drivers have been oldish for a long time.
      Young people didn’t want to bother.
      The moment has arrived. I was discussing it today with a transport professional.
      It’s a difficult job…it needs paying for!

      My sons girlfriend has recently got her HGV licence. And the lad is buying a 360 digger…..so they’re not all saps.

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  35. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news
    Cricket item with an intro mentioning racism apology to one player Azeem Rafique that was done 7 weeks ago and has been mentioned a few times
    bit about Headinly test match
    now back to pressuring for a comment about Azeem
    .. Journos know damn well there can be no comment
    cos the results of an inquiry have not yet been finished.

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  36. vlad says:

    The BBC loves the WHO – a globalist, transnational, subsidised and unaccountable organisation a bit like itself.

    We’ve long known that it’s corrupt to the core, stuffed with members from corrupt Third World countries.

    The Times now exposes that it’s been taken over by China.

    “China, the WHO and the power grab that fuelled a pandemic.
    In early 2020, the world missed its chance to stop Covid-19. Insight exposes how Beijing’s ten-year takeover of the global health watchdog sowed the seeds of disaster.”

    https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-timaru-herald/20210817/281749862426223

    https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-timaru-herald/20210817/281749862426223

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  37. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news #2 item was blatant #PRasNews for Drax Electricity Group a complete subsidy mafia operation
    ‘look at our green gimmick projects , now give us another grant’

    They give us a story “Sacha Dench is flying around the country highlighting COP26 and gathering signatures”

    Item starts “but cos of the bad weather today Sacha came in an electric van”
    “Back in her homeland of Australia ..”
    WTF so she’s flown around the world in a jet to lecture us !

    … We got a load of BS talk from her
    “Its so easy for us to transition to net zero”
    No it isn’t .. otherwise we would have already done it
    Net Zero is a pipedream PR phrase.

    then Michael Maudesly the Drax exec gave us more PR words

    Back to Dench “as I fly over I can see the oil refinery and they’ll be transitioning to hydrogen”
    Will they heck.. Hydrogen is not a proper high calorific fuel like methane or petrol is

    Sally Simpson was the ITV reporter/PR-facilitators

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    • JimS says:

      “Hydrogen is not a proper high calorific fuel like methane or petrol is”

      Hydrogen 120MJ/kg
      Petrol 46MJ/kg
      Methane 55MJ/kg

      Not so easy to store Hydrogen and it doesn’t exist naturally in large quantities so has to be produced from other compounds though.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Jim I think It’s not the calorific value per Kg that counts
        It’s the energy you get per truckload
        You can hold a KG of petrol in your hand, but not hydrogen

        Hydrogen is so light the energy in truckload is low
        Petrol is the opposite
        Perhaps I shouldn’t have used the word calorific value
        “A tube trailer with steel cylinders can store up to 25,000 liters of hydrogen compressed to 200 bar = 420 kg of hydrogen.”

        Petrol tanker lorries are 26 or 44 tonnes ..that’s 100 times more weight

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  38. StewGreen says:

    Currently a twitter search shows a massive list of TV and media orgs doing items with her

    eg GMB 4 weeks ago

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  39. StewGreen says:

    The actual pinned tweet of that local ITV reporter
    .. See how she brainwashed her child to hate Trump

    he thinks ‘Trump is like a man who ordered to killing of thousands of innocent children’
    WTF !

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  40. Dover Sentry says:

    I haven’t noticed, but have any UK Muslims been out on the streets protesting about the Taliban take-over?

    BBC comment?

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  41. Jack in the Green says:

    Almost a thousand in Kent today then. They’re just the ones we know about. They must be laughing their Gallic socks off in Paris. This household found out a long time ago that boycotting overrated Frog products is a stupendously simple and satisfying exercise.

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  42. Fedup2 says:

    No – the red Tories are amoral – don’t care – I watched nut nut on the 6pm news lying to the british public claiming we had ‘leverage ‘ over the taliban in importing more Afgees into the UK . There’s no leverage ( thank god ) and the sooner that airport shuts and the UK forces pull out the better .

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  43. Guest Who says:

    What is about bbc weird old men and their cans?

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  44. Guest Who says:

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  45. Eddy Booth says:

    Nothing to see here, move along please😀
    Biden 3 hours late for speech..and counting

    “President Biden Delivers Remarks on Our Ongoing Efforts in Afghanistan to Evacuate American Citizens, SIV Applicants and Their Families, and Other Vulnerable Afghans, and His Meeting with Fellow G7 Leaders on How Our Nations Can Come Together in Support of the Afghan People

    The White House”

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      On youtube where the audience is also waiting for Biden’ speech, there are 4,000 downticks and only about 390 upticks.

      Comment and chat have been disabled.

      Says it all.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Probably still trying to get the meds to work …

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  46. Guest Who says:

    Yay!

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  47. Fedup2 says:

    I was waiting for Biden to address his country – via bbc news – but there were two climate change evangelists ranting about ‘extreme weather ‘ .

    It turned out that one was callled Christian ( Mohammed ? ) Fraser and the other ‘Justin rowlatt’ – lots of Justin’s in the BBC …
    Maybe – at 2155 Biden croaked ..

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  48. Guest Who says:

    ‘Boiled down’, hmmnnnn?

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  49. tomo says:

    I see that the head of the “Biden Administration” CIA, one William J. Burns (who was pivotal in bombing the Iranians into submission with used dollar bills and pallets of other currencies) is a real Obamah swamp creature. Him and Jake Sullivan another dweeb/arse who thought to bribe the Mullahs in Tehran… with other people’s money.

    The BBC seem keen to talk Burns up and Sullivan gets an uncritical bye on everything no matter how inane …

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