Midweek Thread 25 August 2021

So the G7 has agreed to …nothing
A victory for the Taliban
The BBC avoiding blaming Biden .
Meanwhile Departures at Kabul airport become more frantic . The so Islamic promoting BBC has its work cut out now .

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605 Responses to Midweek Thread 25 August 2021

  1. MarkyMark says:

    Shhhhh … Whilst UK pays out to the oppressed ….

    Many societies throughout history have practised slavery, and Muslim societies were no exception.

    It’s thought that as many people were enslaved in the Eastern slave trade as in the Atlantic slave trade.

    It’s ironic that when the Atlantic slave trade was abolished the Eastern trade expanded, suggesting that for some Africans the abolition of the Atlantic trade didn’t lead to freedom, but merely changed their slave destination.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/slavery_1.shtml

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  2. Deborah says:

    Last night Alex Deacon, once a regular forecaster on the BBC, now on GB News, told us that we were due 10 days of dry weather. Paul Hudson on Look North certainly predicted several days (and regularly asks after Mrs Deacon”s petunias, but that is another story). However I got up this morning to see large blobs of water falling from the sky. This isn’t funny for farmers trying to make decisions bringing in their harvest (their whole year’s income concentrated into a couple of weeks).

    Perhaps if the Met Office spent less time telling us the weather at Wimbledon in 2050, they could concentrate their efforts on the next 24 hours.

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  3. MarkyMark says:

    He says it is known that people who are infected and then get vaccinated have stronger immunity against Covid – and it is suspected that people who are vaccinated and then get infected also have a boost in protection.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-58326657

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  4. MarkyMark says:

    One in four NHS nurses are obese, study reveals
    Obesity rates among nurses and care workers higher than people in non-health and care related jobs

    Alex Matthews-King
    Health Correspondent
    Tuesday 05 December 2017
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-nurses-obese-stats-figures-survey-results-a8091781.html

    One in four NHS nurses is obese and this could be contributing to high staff sickness levels and heaping more pressure on the health service, researchers have warned.

    Obesity related illness could take an increasing toll on the NHS, the team from Edinburgh University warn, as almost half of nurses are over the age of 45.

    Experts said the figures were “deeply worrying” and long, stressful shifts often made it hard for staff to make healthy choices.

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    • G says:

      MM,
      In our local hospital I would say it is half to two-thirds of nurses ‘waddling’ about.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Refusing to stop the cake is a CHOICE
      .. yet it has huge consequences if you encounter Covid

      A fit 20 year old Refusing to have a vaccination is a CHOICE
      .. which has very little consequence for the NHS

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  5. MarkyMark says:

    The Church of England has expressed “deep regret and sorrow” over a mishandled inquiry into a priest who killed himself after false child abuse allegations.

    Father Alan Griffin, 78, who died last November, spent a year under scrutiny without ever hearing the claims.

    A coroner previously said the claims were “supported by no complainant, no witness and no accuser”.

    “We take responsibility for what went wrong,” the Church said.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-58326903

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  6. MarkyMark says:

    Boris Johnson’s Guarantee
    We will get Brexit done in January and unleash the potential of our whole country.

    I guarantee:

    Extra funding for the NHS, with 50,000 more nurses and 50 million more GP surgery appointments a year.

    20,000 more police and tougher sentencing for criminals.

    An Australian-style points-based system to control immigration.

    Millions more invested every week in science, schools, apprenticeships and infrastructure while controlling debt.

    Reaching Net Zero by 2050 with investment in clean energy solutions and green infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and pollution.

    We will not raise the rate of income tax, VAT or National Insurance.
    Thank you for supporting our majority Conservative Government so we can move our great country on instead of going backwards.

    BORIS JOHNSON
    PRIME MINISTER

    https://www.conservatives.com/our-plan

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    • Sick of it all says:

      Since when did an elected government ever enact the promises contained within its manifesto?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Reaching Net Zero by 2050 with investment in clean energy solutions and green infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and pollution.

        BY 2021 IN AFGHANISTAN

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  7. MarkyMark says:

    20,000 more police with the powers and backing they need to keep our streets safe
    The increase in serious violence is deeply worrying and sadly some people no longer feel as safe as they should.

    It is the Prime Minister’s priority to make our streets safer – and we’ve already begun work to do just that – so that the law abiding majority can live their lives free of the fear of crime.

    And by getting Brexit done we’ll once again be able to focus on priorities like this.

    https://www.conservatives.com/our-priorities/police

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  8. s.trubble says:

    bBC Scotland and main channel ( £40m white elephant and SNP appeasement ) . These were off their marks like Usain Bolt to put Wee Burney( aka Gnasher, Krankie) back in full public gaze ( well to the 20 odd thousand who watch it.

    Comment suggested her recent daily TV absence has coincided with plummeting personal approval ratings.

    bBC to the rescue.

    2) Humza Yousaf, ex transport, justice and currently health minister( transport and justice briefs observed to be an utter shambles) Health he,s just started new role as the drug deaths soared to highest in Europe.
    Dont think he,ll be getting called Lucky ant time soon.

    Anyway he and his partner are apparently suing a local ( Dundee)
    children’s nursery for discrimination for denying their daughter a place.
    They have instructed a “show trial” brief to take up their case.

    Separately, and possibly a consideration is that outwith the SNP cult,and swivel eyed core he is universally despised .

    Will keep an eye on bBC Brigadoon take on this although it is highly predictable….

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The Islamic Party of Britain is a defunct political party in the United Kingdom that was active from its formation in 1989[1] until 2006. The IPB was opposed to both capitalism and communism.

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

      We maintain that an Islamic system embodies the basic fundamental morals, principles and laws to achieve a better, more organised and understanding society for all mankind.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Do schools have to provide halal food?
      They are not required to do so but most schools with significant Muslim minorities will. This is mostly down to cost as it is cheaper to get only halal than get halal and non halal.

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  9. MarkyMark says:

    Director of Public Prosecutions
    In 2008, Keir was named as the Director of Public Prosecutions for the Crown Prosecution Services, making him head of a public body with thousands of employees and responsible for carrying out prosecutions on behalf of the British people.

    https://labour.org.uk/people/keir-starmer/

    Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual
    Exploitation in Rotherham
    1997 – 2013 Starmer 2008!!!!
    Alexis Jay OBE

    https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/downloads/download/31/independent-inquiry-into-child-sexual-exploitation-in-rotherham-1997—2013

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  10. MarkyMark says:

    Oh well …
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  11. StewGreen says:

    TalkRadio Jamie Jenkins is suggesting that there is some problem with Covid mis-attribution

    Cos the number of some disease deaths due to Alzheimer’s and Dementia etc. is vastly down
    That suggests that some A-D were finished off by Covid
    but really it was still their A-D that was the main factor.

    Then there are excess deaths, but many of them are not due to Covid
    Now It’s people dying at home from non-Covid , whilst hospital deaths are way down

    The ONS state 156K Covid deaths
    but Covid wasn’t the main cause of many

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Clap harder from Mon to Friday rather than one day?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Thing is Stew, you don’t really die from dementia. Source: Consultant at Queen Square Neurological Hospital, London, mid-1990s, backed up by local hospital conultant, doctors and GP in the years since.

      The deaths, sad as they are for family & friends and carers, may have been down to colds, influenza, anything that attacks the respiratory system.

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  12. MarkyMark says:

    When Aïcha Tabbakhe, a French nurse, went to fill out the forms for her children’s school dinners in her small town outside Paris, she was puzzled. The box she would usually tick to say that her Muslim children didn’t eat pork wasn’t there. “Confused, I called the town hall and I was bluntly told: ‘From now on, that’s the way it is,’” she said. “Pork or nothing.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/13/pork-school-dinners-france-secularism-children-religious-intolerance

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  13. StewGreen says:

    Minnesota some mosque bomber is identifying as trans for a lower sentence
    washingtonexaminer can be righty click-bait

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/minnesota-mosque-bomber-transgender-claims-internal-conflict

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  14. StewGreen says:

    Aug 9th @MrSteerpike sting puts to bed that the notion that the BBC has any objectivity when it comes to reporting climate change.
    Instead it sees itself quite explicitly as a campaigning organisation

    Summary https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2021/08/10/revealed-the-bbcs-guide-for-pushing-climate-propaganda/

    The way the BBC talks about those who don’t share their views is quite revealing…
    The presumption is that every group is “wrong”, and if they object to (crackpot) policies, they must be corrected.

    That leaves no oxygen for any political discussion whatsoever
    – or any better policy

    Large graphic : https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E8XJSQIWEAAGlUf?format=jpg&name=large

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  15. digg says:

    Caught a snippet of Newsnight last night where they were digging into The Cuban Government handling of protestors.

    The typical BBC interview lady had a spokesman for the Cuban Government on line and she sarcastically asked him whether it was right for the Cuban Government to detain people without charge.

    I loved his response along the lines of…

    “So tell me BBC, the name of one person we have detained in that way!”

    Response…awkward silence and cut him off and moved swiftly on..

    Now I have no love of the Cuban Communist leadership but it was a perfect response to the arrogance of the BBC and demonstrates how best to deal with the weasels.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      There are three questions that would destroy most of the arguments on the left:

      1. Compared to what?
      2. At what cost?
      3. What hard evidence do you have?

      There are very few ideas on the left that can pass all three of those kinds of things.

      – THOMAS SOWELL

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Digg
      It is strange that so many people interviewed by the BBC play by its rules.

      If you put aside politicians – those who are paid green room regulars – very few ‘one off ‘ cases of challenging the premise can be called to mind .

      In fact it is so few that each case is notable

      I guess most challenges are recorded and never get broadcast ?

      But the ‘live ‘ ones must be so vetted for approved thought that there are few cases there either .

      The effect is to turn BBC reporters into ‘gods’ – eg Huw Edwards lamenting his pay cut from
      £500k to £425k

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  16. The Sage says:

    Interesting to read the BBC’s easy-going Hello! style coverage of trot Sharon Graham’ election at the new head at Unite with that of Guido. No mention at all of her far-left politics.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58331178
    And here’s Guido:
    It sounds like the race to be next Unite boss could be heading for a big upset as The Mirror and Huffington Post report the far-left Sharon Graham, an overlooked outsider, looks set to steal a win. According to The Mirror, a sample of 8,000 votes spread across 22 tables showed her to have the largest pile on each. They point to a “formidable” grassroots campaign…

    Back when Guido did his last runners & riders article, Sharon was seen as “unlikely to take the top prize this time”; which would more likely go to either the Unite establishment candidate Steve Turner, controversial left-wing McCluskey ally Howard Beckett, who dropped out to back Turner, or the Starmerite “right” candidate Gerard Coyne. The final result isn’t out until Thursday.

    Sharon’s platform has included saying the union’s “obsession with the Labour party needs to end”:

    “We need to move beyond the internal struggles of the Labour Party. Labour will likely be in opposition for most of the next decade and workers can’t afford to wait.

    As General Secretary I make no bones about saying that I will not be giving out blank cheques to any politician or political party.”

    Her offering won over the hard left Socialist Worker, who have argued her campaign “reflects a thirst for change in Unite.” She also won backing from the SWP and Socialist Party, something she praised…

    The reaction inside Labour to the speculative news is interestingly split; on the one hand she’s on record saying “Keir Starmer has failed workers” and is threatening to cut off funding. On the other if she’s promising to move away from internal Labour politics she may prove quieter on some rows, which may save face for Starmer. A Labour insider tells Seb Payne “The moderates haven’t won, nor have the communists”…

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Goodbye BBC reporting … hello HELLO Magazine …

      “Is that news? Are you serious? Somebody’s tooth brushing habits … I’m not going to waste the viewers time with this rubbish. Let’s talk about toothbrushing .. Emily do you floss?” Gorka @4:16

      VIDEO PURGED

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  17. MarkyMark says:

    Why Holiday in Afghanistan when you can bring Afghanistan to the UK?

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  18. StewGreen says:

    BBC Title : “Are Extinction Rebellion the new Suffragettes?”
    On the Beyond Today podcast Matthew Price asked
    why Extinction Rebellion think breaking the law is key to saving the planet.
    For this episode we invited Extinction Rebellion’s Clare Farrell
    into the Beyond Today studio to find out why they think breaking the law is key to saving the planet.

    We also spoke to Phil Jones, who edits the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2. Phil told us about the climate change phone-in that angered the nation and a mix-up that ended with Extinction Rebellion members being hauled from the Radio 2 studio by police.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p076b4x5

    FFS that is a reissued article not just made
    It’s just that R4 repromoted it again
    Dated : 12 Apr 2019
    They promoted it 3 times then

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  19. MarkyMark says:

    The suffragette bombing and arson campaign was a militant protest campaign orchestrated by suffragettes in Great Britain and Ireland between the years 1912 and 1914. The campaign was instigated by the Women’s Social and Political Union, and was a part of their wider campaign for women’s suffrage. Wikipedia

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    • StewGreen says:

      The violence was probably counter-productive
      and DELAYED women’s suffrage.

      The other group : the Suffragists were the moderate ppl.

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  20. StewGreen says:

    The Lenny Henry Institute have found
    that there is so little racism
    that they are now able to give up their big salaries and go home

    ..Oh maybe I misheard

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    • StewGreen says:

      CCBGB
      e.g. Hardly a surprise when many people within minorities have been conditioned to believe that somebody merely disagreeing with them is racism.

      ‘Sir Lenny said the lack of diversity in casting was “one of the greatest challenges facing the industry”.’

      Ethnic minorities, esp black people are VASTLY overrepresented on UK screens
      given they are 3% of the population.
      White people are vastly UNDERrepresented. This is racism.

      John Barnes is going to be on TalkRadio discussing

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    • TrickCyclist says:

      Three of a Kind, early 80s gag show with Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman & David Copperfield (not that one). Voice announces “The African Queen!” Cut to Henry looking effeminate in tribal garb; “‘Ello ‘dere, presh!”
      Later in his career, Theophilus P. Wildebeest, Henry’s soul singer spoof asking female audience member, “Have you got any African in you? Would you like some?”
      Racism on the telly, eh? Lenny’s been responsible for more than his share.

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      • Sick of it all says:

        Indeed. I’ve often lamented the career arc of one Lenworth George Henry as being the benchmark for barely-concealed, feet-under-the-table cronyism; he ably represents a broadcaster which itself reeks of racism and loathing for the country it supposedly represents. His entire solo output was built around mocking every black stereotype you can think of, for a largely white audience – that he latched onto Comic Relief and married a white woman were sadly predictable means to the end he sought: a rubber-stamped Establishment pedestal from which he could hector white people about the alleged systemic racism which in no way obstructed his impressive trajectory toward success. There is no authenticity about Lenny Henry, no honesty or integrity. He is the epitome of an Uncle Tom and it’s interesting that his protege Gina Yashere – daughter of Nigerian immigrants – followed suit with a sneeringly-assembled cast of characters including angry black women and girls who frequent nail bars, before ranting about the racism of our Royal family from the safety of her home in Los Angeles.

        It’s the ingratitude which really sticks in my craw. It was white ticket sales as well as black which got these turncoats their place in society and the white licence fee as well as the black which kept them on the television. Yashere bleats on about how, as a manual labourer in her youth, colleagues put bananas in her pockets and hung monkey pictures around her, for none of which there is a shred of evidence. So spiteful and unpleasant is she, it’s not beyond reason that these are all lies. Neither of these individuals see fit to discontinue their attacks on the country which made their names therefore we should make every effort to ignore their very existence.

        These are the worst of black people, and it is imperative we only invest our time, energy and love in the best.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Bollywood may be best known for its glamorous casts, glitzy costumes and energetic dance routines. But it also has a far less flattering reputation — for promoting the offensive practice of brownface.

      https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/india-bollywood-brownface-hnk-intl/index.html

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  21. Jack in the Green says:

    I think the main reason the BBC continue with their anti-brexit campaign is because I’m afraid they have so much tacit support from the rest of the media, which ,in turn, is manipulated with scare stories regarding covid, shortages, how racist the country is etc. etc. from both Government ministers and MPs and their various departments along with the so called ‘Opposition ‘. Local Government is, along with the judiciary, also in on the act. They welcome the immigration crisis. They welcome ordinary peoples difficulties. They worship Woke. They are the biggest fifth column this country has ever seen. They pose as great a threat as any external enemy has in the past. As far as I can see, comments made on this site are now mainstream so keep ’em coming!

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  22. MarkyMark says:

    Taliban meet 2021 Net Zero fossil fuel usage.

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    • vlad says:

      Ah, but wait till they fire up all those Humvees and MRAP vehicles the Imbecile in the White House kindly gave them.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Recycled arms are good the planet.

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      • JimS says:

        The saving grace might be that all this kit needs a fully-equiped base workshop just to put the fuel in.

        Either that or the Taliban rips out the fancy stuff so that the village blacksmith only needs to fix it once every twenty years.

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  23. MarkyMark says:

    Guido has totted up the total cost of all the freebies MPs have accepted in the register of interests since the country began to unlock on March 29th, and discovered that they’ve enjoyed £210,372.21 worth of free tickets to football games, tennis matches, Ascot races and the like. As ever, not bad work if you can get it…
    (order-order.com)

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  24. vlad says:

    Here’s a little Intelligence test you might like to try:

    Below are some of the ghastliest regimes and groups in the world. Intolerant and violent, oppressive to their own peoples and murderous to others.

    See if you can spot what they have in common.

    Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

    Islamic Republic of Iran

    Islamic State of Iraq

    Islamic Republic of Pakistan

    Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

    Islamic State Khorasan

    Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine

    Ansar al-Islam

    Well, did you get the answer? If so: congratulations, you are officially more intelligent than the 22,000 highly paid staff members at the BBC, who for the life of them can’t see the connection and continue to claim that islam is a religion of peace.

    In the last month alone, there were 190 Islamic attacks in 24 countries, in which 1174 people were killed and 1196 injured.

    https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=Last30

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    • MarkyMark says:

      2021.08.20 Niger Theim 19 3 Nineteen villagers are machine-gunned by Jihadists.

      https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=Last30

      2021.08.19 Pakistan Bahawalnagar 3 59 Sunnis bomb a procession of Shiite Muslims, killing three

      2021.08.10 Afghanistan Mohammad Agha 40 0 At least forty more civilians are executed by the Taliban, many by beheading.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        2021.08.08 Uganda Kasasira 0 1 A conservative Muslim stabs his sister upon learning that she became Christian.

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    • StewGreen says:

      I’ll ask David Lammy and Ash Sarkar
      “Those countries are not REAL ISLAM

      … and no country has ever implemented REAL COMMUNISM”

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  25. vlad says:

    The Biden administration’s latest ruse is to have bemedalled Generals give regular updates of the X thousands of people they’re flying out of Kabul. This is clearly designed to create the illusion of a well organised evacuation, rather than the shambolic rout it is.
    The BBC tamely play along, rebroadcasting the propaganda.

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  26. MarkyMark says:

    US President Joe Biden has issued a statement clarifying that “Facebook isn’t killing people”, following his earlier criticism.

    The president had said “they’re killing people” when asked about Facebook’s role in the Covid pandemic, a comment which made headlines around the world.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57901710
    ..

    Zaki Anwari: Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane in Kabul
    Published5 days ago
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58272740

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  27. MarkyMark says:

    Manifestos still matter even though their promises aren’t being delivered
    https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/do-manifestos-matter-anymore

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  28. StewGreen says:

    8pm Michael Portillo runs out of railway tracks
    and starts walking Devon and Cornwall in his new series on Channel 5

    I bet the tourist board tried hard to stop him ..Not

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  29. StewGreen says:

    7pm BBC1 The Ulster Pride Parada doco

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  30. MarkyMark says:

    HA HA HA – no police – HA HA HA

    Extinction Rebellion coordinate these actions very carefully.

    Just after 14:00 BST about 50 female protestors converged on the road junction at the centre of Oxford Circus.

    A van drew up, the back doors were flung open, and women began to unload what looked like giant pieces of pink Lego.

    Quickly they began to assemble these in the middle of the road.

    At the same time, 30 or so women formed a circle and superglued their hands together.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-58324146

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTfFqYcZdyXzGY7xIh2i4FJpTVkqtt_cZBWaQ&usqp=CAU

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  31. MarkyMark says:

    Alice Bromage was at home on Saturday night when she got the message. She had just arrived back from a work trip when it flashed up on WhatsApp: I’m stuck here, please help me get out.

    The message was from an Afghan man who Alice knew from her days as a major in the British army having served two tours of Afghanistan. She trained and looked after him when he visited the UK.

    “If they had a weekend off, we would go shopping for presents for his children,” says Alice, 44. “He would show me videos of his daughters, and what they liked, so that I could help him buy for them gifts to take home. They were very proud of their families.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58317798

    “We have significantly expanded and accelerated the relocation scheme and carefully assess each applicant for eligibility and security,” the spokeswoman added.

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  32. Sluff says:

    The One Show is taking a holiday, so what popular, entertaining programming can the BBC devise for our enjoyment in the same slot.

    Are you sitting down?

    It’s ‘Pride of Place’, …’following an LGBTQ+ committee planning the first rural Pride parade in Northern Ireland…’

    I simply cannot wait. What a pity it clashes with having my toenails removed without pain relief. Still it will surely be of interest to literally hundreds of viewers, and a much higher proportion of BBC and other media employees.

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  33. Fedup2 says:

    BBC news still distancing Biden from his mad decision to shut down the Afgee shop . Plenty of ‘human interest ‘ stuff but strangely no coverage or how either the American public or politicians are taking it .

    Bias by omission at its ‘ best .

    Must be time for the senior BBC types to do tearful pieces to camera whilst the shambles comes to its end . Let’s hope that is Thursday .

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  34. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news Wolds holiday special
    “These are shots taken from our news helicopter earlier”

    .. Well look at you, you CO2 evangelist hypocrites

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  35. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news … syndicated item
    ‘evil tourists are removing the £20 lockdon topup to Universal Credit’
    … It featured hardup benefit claimant Maggie and Sky TV remote, that somehow she can afford on Universal Credit

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    • Sluff says:

      Sounds like last year we had the biggest single RISE in welfare payments sine WW2.
      But guess what? Wokeland never reported it as such.
      Selective reporting or just selective amnesia?

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  36. Guest Who says:

    Straight to Dave, on the graveyard slot? Harsh.

    That said, they are keeping him in funds.

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  37. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news item : Climate Change means Yorkshire could run out of water.
    Could it be #PRasNews ?
    … surely not, it’s just a coincidence the main person featured is “Head of Brand”

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    • StewGreen says:

      Next part “Here’s a regular farmer”
      ..”Yes Climate Change now, the weather is never regular now”

      Shut you oldies and listen to the Climate Kids
      … Why ?
      cos they don’t know that that particular farmer grows a special crop for the straw burning power stations and gets a subsidy for it.
      ..undeclared #Vested Interest
      .
      Neither do they know he drives a special sports car.

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    • Garry Lavin says:

      Well, I was up there on the Pennines yesterday…..the locals and commented on how full the big reservoir is…..as opposed to some summers recently….when it’s been half empty.

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    • taffman says:

      “What we can all do to save water.” ?
      Cut importing people .
      Simples

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  38. Guest Who says:

    Ex BBC.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Must Orla time . Or fergal keene time – or going nuclear with the Adie …

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    • JohnC says:

      The airport has a huge open sewer running through it ?.

      Or might it be a flood drain for the monsoon season to prevent the airport flooding like they have everywhere here in Thailand.

      Ian is either a liar or just utterly stupid.
      Either way it makes his opinion worthless.

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  39. Guest Who says:

    Cripes… still, ten times more than most bbc posts.

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  40. Northern Voter says:

    Not the biased bathtubs, but, I was watching Countdown this arvo, just for a bit of brain training. It’s gone downhill since Nick (Alan Sugar’s bum boy) left. Anyway, one of the teasers before the break was MERRYPUT, and some comment from the leftie presenter about Donald may have been like this. The answer (for those who haven’t got it yet) was trumpery. This of course was followed by snide remarks from the three witches of Channel 4. The bBBC must be wishing they had such a programme on their books.

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  41. Londoner says:

    I’ve heard it all now. Not about the BBC, but no doubt the type of person who works for that benighted organisation.

    Was at a social gathering this afternoon and talking to a left-wing woman I’m acquainted with. After being introduced to a Hungarian woman my left-wing ‘friend’ turned to me and said she thought all these eastern Europeans should be turfed out of Europe as they don’t hold ‘European values’.

    Apparently they don’t deserve to be allowed to continue living in their own countries because of the way they’ve closed their borders to ‘refugees’.

    What on earth can we do about these politically correct people?!? They won’t see it, but they are the true enemies of European culture and civilisation.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Londoner – perhaps they should put more tonic in it next time ….

      Amazing how the desire to dispose of certain people floats to the surface so easily .

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    • pugnazious says:

      LOL…they want to replace us with the immigrants…who…er…definitely don’t hold the same values as us or the somewhat naive and stupid liberals inviting them here.

      The Great Replacement in action.

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      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        The only reason I don’t buy into the ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy theory is I can’t actually believe the people supposedly responsible for replacing us with Muslim immigrants are at the same time both clever enough to carry out such an ambitious scheme, and so stupid as to believe they’d be better off.

        Occasionally, I have to admit, things happen which make me question my assumptions there.

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        • JohnC says:

          I don’t buy into it either.
          I think the Left promote this immigration for 2 reasons:

          1) Lefties love to virtue-signal their self-proclaimed intellectual superiority using anyone perceived as ‘victims’ as objects for virtue-signalling to show us all how much better they are than us.

          The thing which shows this as fake is the incredible hypocrisy they do it with. They only champion things which suit their agenda. So – for example – they ignore the sexism, racism and homophobia of Muslim’s because they are more useful as victims.

          2) If they build up masses of these grateful victims, they will vote for them. Now we have reached such huge numbers of them, they can make the difference between winning and losing.

          Always remember the Left are shallow, self-centred creatures and are prone to the characteristics which go with such a personaIity : particularly greed, spite, lack of humour and self-adulation.

          It’s all down to Left-Brain and Right-Brain.

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          • JimS says:

            ” If they build up masses of these grateful victims, they will vote for them.”

            The standard tactic of the left is to build coalitions of complainers. Of course once they are in power they find that often the different groups want opposite outcomes.

            If their constituent groups are small enough then a strong leader can still preserve some sort of unity and they can muddle through, particularly if they can find a common enemy, like ‘Torees’ or ‘Capitalists’.

            But what happens if one of those constituent groups has a strong ideology that they have held by force for, say, 1400 years? What happens if that group counts its numbers in single or even double digit percentages rather than the micro-percentages of the others?

            Either such a group will eat left-leaning parties from the inside or they will break out and form their own party and eventually do away with conventional Western parties altogether for, as we know, Alan’s Snack Bar serves the best food in town.

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            • JohnC says:

              The videos of fighting in Syria show groups of these culinary frequenters of Alans eating emporium and you have to watch them to really appreciate just how utterly brainwashed ALL of them are.

              It’s not the religion as such, it’s what it does to people from the moment they are born which is so scary. Once someone reaches adulthood, it’s impossible to reverse. Especially not on a 2-week ‘deradicalisation’ course.

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        • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

          The forces that control us have realised that eventually our police and army will not fire on their own.
          Therefore a healthy supply of sub saharan Africans and Pakistani Muslims with no loyalty can be brought in to do the job.

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  42. Fedup2 says:

    Im developing a theory about the future of the biden presidency . It goes like this . The MSM cannot tell the US public that he is ga ga because that public will say ‘ why didnt you spot it and tell us before ?”

    That leads to suspicion over the election itself – something which cannot be allowed due to the size of the conspiracy,

    This makes Biden safe – and against my personal assessment that he was to be gone by June. He is – in fact – fireproof . …

    Unless he does something on live TV so obviously demented that it cannot be ignored .

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    • JimS says:

      Didn’t the Great Obama himself warn us that the time wasn’t far off that computer simulation of people would be so good that we wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between that and live video?

      The Democrats have a track record of predicting/claiming things that someone else will do/is doing that it turns out they are doing themselves.

      ‘Joe’ will continue to speak from his bunker for the next seven years, apart from when he appears on the Jessica Rabbit show.

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      • TrickCyclist says:

        Like this? Rick Rickard, the holographic puppet president from Frank Miller’s bat s**t crazy Batman comic, The Dark Knight Strikes Again (published 2001-2002).

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        BTW, Frank Miller himself, a superstar in the world of comics (whose books have been adapted into big-budget movies) was last month cancelled by Thought Bubble, a comics festival in Harrogate. The reason? Zainab Akhtar, some sort of crowdfunded comics publisher, complained about him:
        “As a proud Muslim woman, I cannot in good conscience attend a festival that deems it appropriate to invite and platform Frank Miller, a person who is responsible for the propagation of abhorrent anti-Muslim hate, particularly via his work.”
        https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/08/batman-cartoonist-frank-miller-canceled-from-comic-convention-for-anti-muslim-hate

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    • JohnC says:

      They will be taking lots of measures to keep creepy under control. It won’t be long before he is forbidden from improvising anything.
      The good part though is that Creepy has the typical Lefty nasty streak in him and there’s a good chance he will lose control and upset the whole applecart.
      Though saying that, he’s done similar things already and the MSM – particularly the BBC – simply don’t report it.

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  43. pugnazious says:

    ‘America’s back’….and the Taliban are back…and Trump hopes to be back…..

    The BBC is of course highly conflicted…the great white dope has dropped the ball big style and is being eviscerated in nearly all commentary….except perhaps the BBC’s which seems to be downplaying Biden’s own part in this…lots of angst about what is going on in Aghanistan but hard to find critical comment on Biden on the BBC.

    Most reports on Afghanistan fail to intone against Biden, you have to go to the US page to find a separate report that questions his decision properly…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58286766

    …..and even then it’s low key criticism…quietly laying out the facts but without the sensationalist, prejudiced, triumphantly mocking and condemnatory language and tone the BBC would be using if this was Trump’s doing….and note how Trump, despite being the original author of the deal, that Biden signed up to completely, is barely mentioned by the BBC for some reason….could it be that if they laid into Trump in the usual savage manner they would also have to do the same to Sleepy Joe…something they seem keen to avoid for some reason.

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    • JohnC says:

      And Biden shows everyone at the press briefing his back before they can ask any questions.

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  44. pugnazious says:

    Interesting to hear the BBC state that Biden had rejected ‘Boris” plea to extend the airlift….then later in the day that changed to Biden rejecting the ‘Allies” request.

    Wonder if someone phoned in to complain the BBC was trying to make Boris look bad…it was after all a request that came from all the G7 members not just ‘Boris’.

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    • JohnC says:

      The real truth of the story is that the Taliban rejected Biden’s request.

      Today the BBC top headline is:
      ‘The USA says it will hold the Taliban to a promise to let people leave Afghanistan after August 31’.

      The BBC present it as positive news. I see just about the biggest failure of a US president in history.

      Is the mighty USA really down to : ‘But you promised ….’ ?.

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  45. Rich says:

    Meanwhile, over on bBbc Three ….

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9926185/BBC-Three-coming-TV-reach-young-audiences.html

    “BBC Three will return to television screens in 2022 in an effort to reach younger audiences – six years after it was taken off air and moved online to reach those same viewers.”

    CC definitely BGB.

    Top comment,
    “Poor kids, it will just be full of woke drivel. A waste of our money.”
    Warped agenda, propaganda, woke c rap, and desperate to indoctrinate are a taste of the others.

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    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      “the success of shows including Normal People, Fleabag and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK”

      Interesting use of the term ‘success’.

      I have teenaged children and they’re not interested in this dross, am pretty sure none of their mates are either, there is a good reason the vast majority of young people aren’t watching it. If there was anything up their street, anything their mates raved about, they’d watch it, not rocket science really.

      No idea what ‘Normal People’ is, but the much hyped ‘Fleabag’, a couple of episodes of which were watched at an aunty’s, went down like a bag of cold puke (“not funny”, “crap”, “stupid”), and men dressing as women is not either of mine’s cup of tea (I’m pleased to say… am I allowed to be pleased about that, or will that get me a visit from the thought police?)

      Daughter would like nature documentaries that “don’t make her cry” , meaning less of the Attenboogie Man and “climate catastrophe”.

      Son would love some Sci-Fi. with men in lead roles, presumably straight, white ones (‘people who look like me’ as they always claim black kids demand)… and some attractive young women, ideally in less clothes…

      Mum would like some cookery programmes and historical drama with people who look like her… white, British, straight.

      Dad would like some history documentaries which actually talked about history, and weren’t just woke propaganda, and some news which was just that news, not even more propaganda.

      The whole family would like some comedy which was… you know, funny.

      In fact, TV as it used to be, maybe 25-30 years ago?

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    • Guest Who says:

      Definitions of success may appear larger than they actually are…

      ‘Performing well’.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        This is the sort of programme the BBC spends taxpayers money on . They can shout their 24/7 all the time to no one watching – thinking they are ‘doing good ‘ when in fact they lose more and more people until the day comes when there is no one there to support them .

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  46. StewGreen says:

    9pm BBC4 New 3 part American series about Water
    No Doubt used as a vehicle to push #ClimateFearPorn

    ep 1 “blah, blah ….
    But the world is changing.
    Drought-chasing scientists examine what happens when the pulse falters,
    showing how the flow of water is driven by its relationship with life.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000z2ct

    ep3 Crisis
    Gaza is a microcosm of a world without access to water. As the planet heats up, droughts may have become more commonplace, but that doesn’t mean that water is disappearing.

    Storm chasers and photographers track the global changes in giant storms and floods across America. Nasa’s Grace satellites reveal a new map showing global overuse of aquifers. In some places, underground water is being ‘mined’ – finite reserves, which are being used up for profit.

    But there are solutions too. New York City uses nature and the Catskill mountains instead of an industrial plant for water treatment, demonstrating a collective appreciation for the importance of water.

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  47. StewGreen says:

    Today’s Climate PRtrickery
    basically it’s shoved into 1 out of 4 shows so almost impossible to track it all
    Tuesday Woman’s Hour had a segment on Cooking for Climate and going vegan
    ..yet by Wednesday morning they had gone back and edited it out of the blurb
    Why ? It did actually air.

    Wednesday the prog almost deviously left the lineup blank except for an XR demo photo
    Only 30 minutes before broadcast did they tweet that XR protest would be the main item
    Then they tweeted 2 promo tweets during the show
    Only 3 hours later did they actually fill in the blurb
    Listener Week: XR Climate Anxiety, protesting and economic sustainability with Kate Raworth ( 3 normal topics as well)
    XR is protesting in London for a fortnight.
    They’ve warned to expect disruption.
    Listener Fiona Atkinson from Kendal got in touch with us to say that she’s joined the group at the age of 65 and was there on Monday.
    She’d due to return next week. Her email to us began by saying,
    “I and thousands of women will be in London on Mon 23rd August in Trafalgar Square at the start of 2 weeks of the XR protest.”

    (The BBC repeating all that detail is PROMOTING the event)

    I would love you to cover the women involved in the Climate Crisis debate/protests
    and focus on how it will affect our children and grandchildren.”
    She is joined by Marion Malcher, 66, who was arrested on Monday for lying in middle of a street with her arm in a suitcase.
    She was released without charge and is back at Piccadilly Circus this morning.
    So what is motivating older women to protest and is it effective?

    (Probably cos they are full time Marxist activists already ?)

    Many listeners have been in touch with their concerns about the planet, especially in relation to our ‘growth-at-all costs’ economic system.
    One psychoanalyst called Phoebe Wieland emailed us about how she is ‘increasingly seeing clients from all walks of life who feel deep existential anxiety about the climate and ecological situation we face.”
    Phoebe asked us to invite mental health professional Sally Weintrobe on to the programme whose new book on the psychological roots of the climate crisis has just been published. *Listeners* also asked us to speak to Kate Raworth who is a prominent eco-economist whose groundbreaking work Doughnut Economics has helped them find hope.

    Is it possible that Woman’s Hour have actually connived with XR to construct this 30 mins of programme ?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000z0c8

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  48. Rich says:

    That programme from Northern Ireland that was on this evening, “Pride of Place”, is about Mid-Ulster Pride who will hold their second Pride parade this September in Cookstown, a market town in Co Tyrone famous for sausages loved by George Best and for being the hometown of wrong-booted comedian Jimmy Cricket, “and there’s more”. Well no, there isn’t that much more at all really.

    Cookstown is a small, rural, farming town with a population slightly fewer than 15,000, slightly less than the total number of people who identified as LGB in NI in 2018, according to the ONS, 1.2% of the overall population or about 20,000 people.

    There are already much larger, long-established and well-supported parades in Londonderry and Belfast, which provide ample opportunity for any pink-stetsoned ABBA-based antics desired. There is no real need or demand for this parochial parade of poofery, it’s merely political grandstanding, aided and abetted by an Anglican minister who has since left the Church of Ireland because the Church won’t endorse gay marriage. Find a church that will then, that’s the joy of Protestantism isn’t it.

    And it’s just another excuse for the bBbc to pretend that what is in fact just more exploitative, stereotypical, cheap and tacky television is in some way challenging the establishment or changing society for the better. It’s not bBbc and nobody but you really gives a shit.

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  49. StewGreen says:

    The UK is the Saudi Arabia of WIND !

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  50. taffman says:

    According to Al Beeb a “Man” has been held over contamination of food with syringes in London. Could it be one of those “men” again?

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