464 Responses to Start the Week Thread 13 September 2021

  1. Zephir says:

    I am all for diversity in the NHS having an emergency purse stitch without anastheitic due to a punctured lung not diagnosed before due to incompetence
    and the black c@@@@ nurse shouting at me to stop whining while they did it and listening to the hundreds of complaints about blacks abusing (mostly asian)passengers on the TFL underground with many racist and sexist comments

    lets get the racist sexist blacks in court

    an example chinese asked for directions “are you stupid or what ” (just one example of hundreds)
    maybe the black african that said this would be better off in his war torn sh7thole receiving bribes in Africa

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    • Sick of it all says:

      There’s two very distinct types out there Zephir and your assessment should fall in line with that of the excellent Chris Rock: “I love black people, but I hate n*ggers”

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  2. Zephir says:

    Like I said before, experience trumps anything the bbc desperately tries to tell you

    Like the countryside, and country walks never in twenty years
    ever ever, a black or muslim person but according to the bbc they are everywhere

    If I was ever to meet one no problem, the problem is desperate teenage half educated idfots that think they can socially engineer rather than reporting news

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  3. Zephir says:

    If I wished to hear the rants of a marxist educated (I use that word looesely) purple haired fat vegan desperate to get inseminated by a black man for political purposes, I could do so on the bbc, I choose not to

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  4. Zephir says:

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/protester-who-screamed-nazi-scum-16269305

    the scum that hate a president that never declared war and had the nerve to declare he loved his country and stood agianst a sex criminal and wife who attacked the victims

    Do they listen ? do they debate ?

    Irony

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  5. StewGreen says:

    Cressida Dick
    Gambaccini rages at Derbyshire in BBC row
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-58504253

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    • StewGreen says:

      @pugnazious did mention this on SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 AT 1:24 AM
      But no video
      https://biasedbbc.tv/blog/2021/09/07/midweek-thread-8-september-2021/comment-page-4/#comment-1139131

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Seems Derbyshire has a very distorted view of what a journalist is supposed to do for a living. They do not put the side of people who are not present to defend themselves, that is more akin to a lawyer or perhaps an interviewer.
      A journalist is someone who gathers fact for a news story and gathers as many as is reasonable to present a truthful picture of a story with an unbiased persepective.
      That rules out Derbyshire from ever being a journalist.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Thoughtful – I think they start with big egos and self importance but once they get those BBC payslips and become ‘famous ‘ it goes to their heads and they go HRH . There is a long list – Attenborough _ Addie – John Simpson – and the rest – who have gone to ‘announcing the Truth ‘ rather than questioning it .

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  6. taffman says:

    “Covid: Vaccine should be given to 12 to 15-year-olds?”

    Why ?

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  7. Zephir says:

    RE above vdeo bbc (wuulrl Klass) journalis says ” please dont shout at me,

    he never shouted, can anyone hear him shouting ?

    bbc talk for stuff they do not like to hear with anyone (white male)

    that wants to be assertive

    thousands of children raped by muslims hang on lets have a go at Cliff Richard, never married must be something wrong with him and we will send news helicopters over his house
    nothing whatsover going on in Rotherham, Luton. Oxford , Bradford etc etc

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  8. tomo says:

    O/T

    YouTube is promoting some naff fake Fox News channels from Vietnam and Thailand – and today, Fox News’ own YouTube channel doesn’t come up in a YouTube search *at all* – from this location / account.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Search seems normal to me

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      • tomo says:

        It’s different on my Android phone… that seems better fwiw.

        On a Windows box, using Chrome, using YouTube “house” search signed in to a YouTube account – not one instance of a real Fox News channel item on the first pageload of results – looks like urine larceny from this cheap seat.

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        • StewGreen says:

          @Tomo, Strange cos I am Windows as you described.

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          • tomo says:

            yep… it’s strange – the PC / YT account I use at my desk is definitely different. One other irritation with YT is that I keep getting content from channels that I’ve specifically tagged as “don’t show me that channel” keep getting dropped into my “Home” listing.

            Google’s employee training is having an impact and I suspect I’m seeing snippets of that.

            I might well be a propaganda hypochondriac… – but some days Fox News is missing from subscriptions listings – but when I go to look – yep – there’s a dozen vids in the previous 24 hours. The listing gets stuffed with out of time sequence pieces from other subscriptions (some more than 2 years old that I’ve already watched a couple of times!)

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  9. StewGreen says:

    2:15 Monday short dramas

    • KEIGHLEY – Jyoti, a successful West Yorkshire businesswoman, resists when Tara, her daughter, pushes for a more environmentally friendly business. (ie become vegan)
    South Asian tappay, call and response rhyming couplets accompanied by the Dholki drum, help them to resolve their differences.
    song “we start an organic revolution here in Yorkshire
    ,, grassfed meat is the answer
    ..no stop eating meat”

    “Wow I had a dream it was strange we were speaking English” (ie not Urdu)
    millionaire mother “I started the biz by saying all the meat should be halal”

    written by Anjum Malik
    Performed by Balvinder Sopal and Sameena Hussain

    • LISBURN – Fat Frida is in an Abba tribute band and being Frida is her passion in life – nothing feels like being Frida. It feels like being her best self.
    “Real Donald Trump tan”

    • BARGEDDIE – A disabled parent’s imaginary conversation with his toddler twins in which they think about their abilities and his.

    • COLCHESTER – Victim and Perpetrator, two sides of a stabbing, based on a true story.
    Original music composed by Niroshini Thambar
    Illustration by Eleanor Hibbert

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    • StewGreen says:

      “disabled parent”
      The person has a totally unintelligible speech defect
      just like presenter Rosy on Joe Lycett’s show
      Channel4 pretending that they are being inclusive when in reality we all turn the sound off.

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  10. Zephir says:

    SG why give them oxygen ? woke means they die, none of them will survive if they had to earn a living

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    • StewGreen says:

      We regulars know that BBC stuff in wokism at any opportunity
      but for the sake of lurkers it is good to point out concrete examples.

      Oh and cos I have got them to change progs before by pointing out bias beforehand.

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  11. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm R4 Monday religion show
    4 males and 1 female. All of Muslim heritage
    Mobeen Azhar and guests ask if the Taliban have changed

    – Dr Sayed Hassan Akhlaq – Afghan-Iranian philosopher (Baltimore)
    – Dr Haroun Rahimi – Law faculty the American University of Afghanistan;
    John Mohammed Butt – Islamic scholar (India)
    Dr Weeda Mehran – (University of Exeter) a woman who grew up in the Afghanistan in the 1990s.
    (just tweeted pics of Taliban beating women)

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Any Christians in Afghanistan?

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    • digg says:

      The BBC are going out all guns blazing to whitewash the Taliban and present them as likeable moderates rebuilding the nation. The only reason they are doing this is to allay the pressure being put on them by their many Muslim employees.

      If any white organisation in the UK had taken the steps the Taliban have already taken, let alone the ones they will eventually take the BBC would be frantically tearing them to bits them with hate and vilification.

      The Taliban must be very pleased with their PR department at the BBC.

      The BBC are just plain anti-white-British and the end-game is Muslim control in the UK..

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  12. StewGreen says:

    Friday in Parliament, Christopher Chope Tory read out the harm list for UK vaccines
    Belfield has put up a video and says in his melodramatic way he’ll have to delete it, before YouTube bans him
    Hmm .. It’s all on Hansard video
    https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/af30794c-e1c0-4ec9-af17-43f9e15a7c82?in=14:06:45
    And in Hansard text
    https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2021-09-10/debates/9DC43CAE-0728-4000-8AB7-7B2B8156DAA3/Covid-19VaccineDamageBill

    Chope began by saying that the Minister first claimed the info is not available
    before he gave the info himself.

    “people have now started applying under the Act for compensation and none of those cases has been dealt with”

    Shaun Bailey
    “.. How do we ensure that, on the one hand, people who suffer severe disablement as a result of the vaccines get that support and payment, but on the other hand, we do not create a culture of hesitancy where people do not uptake vaccines
    or, equally, do not produce vaccines because of the fear that they might cause mass severe side effects? ”

    MPs said there will be a judge led inquiry into Covid
    but Chope said people can’t wait 3-4 years for compensation.

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  13. StewGreen says:

    Thread : the woke mob against the Grantham football chairman
    https://twitter.com/DazAsh1/status/1436023314795880452

    ‘How dare you say that some Aghans are roaming the streets looking for drugs , even though that is what your player told you’

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  14. vlad says:

    Is the Biden Broadcasting Corporation reporting this?

    A) Stadium-fuls of sports fans chanting “F*** Joe Biden”.

    B) Biden booed and heckled at 9/11 events.

    C) Better still, the Imbecile takes a photo op with kids and guess what? They’re wearing Maga caps and Trump t-shirts!
    The doddering old fool doesn’t even realise he’s being mocked!

    PS. I couldn’t find the photo on Google. Call me a paranoid conspiracy theorist but I smell censorship, yet again, from Big Tech.

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  15. G.W.F. says:

    al GBNews at Dover draws attention to the suffering of the migrants. I think I will return to the BBC

       7 likes

    • vlad says:

      Beware, GB News: get woke, go broke.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Brillo has left al GB News.

      More tears over the migrants. Add this to the outpouring over moslem victims of 9/11.
      We need a non woke neutral source of news.

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      • Zephir says:

        Amazing what one will do to
        escape France and its non housing benefit culture, the poor dears

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        • Zephir says:

          Say a bad thing on the internet RE tommy robinson and get hounded for life. come over here pretending to be a child when you are an adult who has not the balls to fight for your country and be welcomed with the bbc behind you desperate fo your coward story whilst those who did fight for their country live in poverty and ther arabs live in 4 star hotels

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Why not build their home land?

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        • Sick of it all says:

          I’ll never again tolerate a bad word about white English ex-pats who abandon this country for sunnier climes and refuse to integrate with the host community. Carry on at your convenience, since that’s what all these migrants are doing. I suspect that white flight will become a deluge in the next two to three decades once the penny drops with the masses that the cesspit is real and it’s only going to smell worse with each passing year .

          If I could afford it, I’d be out of here tomorrow.

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    • tomo says:

      Hmmm…. has *anybody* heard of one of these smuggling gangs getting busted?

      One instance?

      The focus is entirely on the passengers – not the perps

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    • MarkyMark says:

      So the UK Tax payer is funding terrorism?

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  16. Guest Who says:

    Of most senior, enduring beeboids, like VD, I have a particular distaste for Nick Robinson.

    It came to head back when he tried to make himself the messenger of Orwell, past whose statue and inspiring words he walks each day and who he claimed to channel always to educate the masses with his wisdom.

    I think it is because he epitomises such #tellitoftenenough

    Most Beeboids blunder along regardless, but at least don’t flat out lie constantly that they are the epitome of trust, transparceny and impartiality.

    I registered his latest attempt to snag one of BS’ awards for being a twat (BBC Edged translation: ‘robust questioning’), but missed that, true to form, he could not let being nailed lie… by lying some more.

    Luckily there is a very ITBB fillet to set that right.

    https://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2021/09/in-which-nick-robinson-avoids-answering.html

    The comment on his effort matching the ECU at its most slippery is apposite as ever too.

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    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      I thought the Orwell statue at BBC HQ was donated by a benefactor (anonymous?), and was intended as a stark warning of where the BBC was going wrong, rather than a commendation!

      I do agree though, (p)Rick Nobinson, and the corrupt corporation he works for, do absolutely, embody Orwell’s bleak vision as portrayed in ‘1984’.

      To be fair, the ‘Tories’ in the HoC seem to embody the pigs in ‘Animal Farm’ too.

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  17. Guest Who says:

    Professional courtesy.

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    • Zephir says:

      road fund licence may pay for that oh hang on you have to pay for head cams when you argue with drivers but I can see you demand roads built and not pay for them of course and your lycra bill and swerve to avoid what, precisely, a lilttle bump in the road, how sad never mind

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Obviously the fault of President Trump – there were no snakes under Obama

         16 likes

    • JimS says:

      ‘Just had to swerve’

      Excuse me! Whoever filmed that clearly stopped to catch some pictures.

      If he can lie about a snake on a path what else is he capable of?

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      • JohnC says:

        You have to remember that the BBC have no reservations whatsoever about lying. The Left absolutely think the ends justify the means. It’s a mental state which come along with the ideology which is intolerant and nasty. Just look at what the socialists + communists have done through history (Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot etc).
        The great skill of the BBC is walking the fine line between mixing half-truths with suggestion, implication and selective omission to give a false impression without actually telling a provable lie.

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      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Another beauty… the snake, not Soapy, shame it didn’t bite him, that I would have paid the licence fee to watch.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      £3.5bn News Service ….

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  18. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – Well the BBC just had to find one !

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-58488489

    The BBC have been pushing the damage and difficulties that vaccine passports would have for the night-time economy, for concert and theatre venues and other places where the Government might insist on their use. On TOADY this morning there was some obvious relief over the news that the SoS for Health, Sajid Javid, had announced that vaccine passports would not be introduced for England.

    Did Der Starmer pick up his phone and call the BBC? Did someone at the BBC suddenly think ‘We need to oppose a Conservative Government decision or at least question it’ so – inevitably – they have found someone who will be put at risk by this Government decision. Despicable BBC.

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    Interesting that the BBC news notes the departure of a journalist from a competitor News Channel . …..

    Mr Neil being interviewed by Mr Farage on the 7pm GBNews show

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  20. Zephir says:

    No champagne at the bbc for this ? they were so happy with
    Blaire and his war mongering, pro immigration and europhile opinions that has bred a generation of half, at the best. educated purple haired, tattooed pierced idiots who have avoided income tax ( like most bbc employees) whilst demanding someone else pays

    In fact, their demands as they shut all the roads into Cambridge is not too different from the Kray brothers and their various protection rackets, give us the cash or else

    we dont work we are unemployable but you…..yep well take your cash then dance around a drum with some idiot that thinks he can play a guitar but should really look at shampoo and soap before he learnt the E chord that is his contribution to society

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    • digg says:

      Zephir, it’s nice to know there is at least one other person on this planet who can see these totally ridiculous dolts for what they really are, I salute you!

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    • digg says:

      5 Reasons for joining XR type protests:

      1. You are a talentless offspring of a relatively successful middle-upper class family who knows deep down you can never emulate your parents achievements.

      2. Your are a male (or female) chancer with no abilities who just wants to get close to females with scrambled brains that might have sex with you if your clothes look right.

      3. Your current career is shite because you are basically crap at what you do looking for a way to achieve nirvana and fame.

      4. You are a now an elderly flower power child who never made your passion come to anything because you kept getting stoned.

      5. You are just a twat.

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  21. Northern Voter says:

    Watching Maigret on ITV3, up comes an advert for Eon electricity supplies. Blurb says all Eon’s electricity is renewable. Small print at the end says Eon’s electricity comes from the national grid. Does anybody know when the national electricity suppliers went fully renewable?

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    • JimS says:

      They clamp a green magnet around your supply cable so that only green electrons can come in.

      I believe they are supplied by the same people who used to supply them for softening water, improving car fuel consumption and curing rhumatism, so there is a lot of ‘science’ backing them up!

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      • Zephir says:

        Does not matter about the simple fact that they are pig ingnorant, what matters is they demand mummy and daddy pay for it

        and any journey taken during school days with the usual traffic jam, will inform any as to shouting their mis informed opinions and their own convenience

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    • tomo says:

      Does anybody know when the national electricity suppliers went fully renewable?

      No, it hasn’t and it isn’t – it’s “terminological inexactitude”

      In fact – if you read your Terms & Conditions (some contracts online only ,revised version) – you’ll see that they reserve the right to substitute any electrons that they like, at any time, from any source without telling you – citing continuity of supply.

      Generators and pitchforks seem likely good investments?

      In fact – this from yesterday should have set klaxons off around the place:

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      • StewGreen says:

        Media make you think the UK had a wind/solar revolution
        but they are tiny bands in the middle of this output chart
        gas power – orange colour
        nuclear – grey colour

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Northern – I heard some weasel words the energy industry has for terms like ‘green ‘ and ‘renewable ‘ and the like – meaning they can get away with charging more for the ‘green’ stuff when in fact it is wholesome coal generated juice – which people like me prefer … burn that carbon …

      Tomo – thanks for the graph – I suggest ( 3rd time I’ve said it here ) fixing your power supply –
      All those greenies will change their tune when there are power cuts because of insufficient coal and gas stations …
      All those electric cars sitting there doing nothing …

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    • Garry Lavin says:

      Yes. Those ads are despicable. Creating a false impression. They fail to mention the electricity that comes from French nuclear plants.

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    • digg says:

      I noticed that already by another green energy company, ovo, povo or some such run by some hooray Henries in islington from an office in Bow no doubt, Lets face it they are simply leeches lying to get rich! But then again that is par for the course for the pretend wokies.

      It happened in telecoms when BT got split up, lots of chancers jumped in selling “minutes” to make a fortune.

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    • Philip_2 says:

      Its impossible. They have to pay carbon credits to offset the theory of toxic carbon. Effectively they do nothing, but put the price up for consumers. We pay for it in our next electricity bill.

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  22. taffman says:

    “Rochdale grooming gang member complains over treatment in Britain”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-58544111
    This could be the tip of the iceberg. How many more are in this country
    and how many more are arriving daily ? …………………..

    “Vietnamese man arrested in people-smuggling investigation”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-58551734
    This country is in need of a Border Force not a Border Farce.

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  23. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV
    9pm ITV Steven Lawrence drama 3/3
    9pm C4 Bin Laden biography series 2/3
    BBC4 is entirely about painting art

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  24. StewGreen says:

    Sept 8th SkyAust video first mocks Biden’s Climate waffle
    then Alex Epstein takes Climate Alarmism apart

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    • taffman says:

      StewGreen
      “Build back better”, “All in this together” and “Code red. Now where have I heard those words before?

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Just following on – the Mail online does a service by showing the false president at a live event being cut off by the White House mid feed as he goes of script and ‘asks someone a question “ … ( we don’t hear what the question was ….

        …but I think it might have been ‘who am I ‘ or ‘what is all this ‘….
        …. I wonder if anyone has added up the number of minutes Biden has done ‘live ‘ since becoming president compared to predecessors…
        Not the MSM methinks …. One day this will Bite Bigly…

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    • AWOL says:

      They’re not called tornadoes any more Joe they have reverted to the name of “Twisters”, but some peeps call a spade a spade even when refering to a shovel. Keep digging Joe.

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  25. MarkyMark says:

    Christians in Afghanistan have been paralyzed with fear at the news that the Taliban has taken control of the country. Nadine Maenza, chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom said the Taliban takeover ‘is the worst possible development for religious minorities. While most from these communities left Afghanistan in recent years, those that remain, and women in particular, are now in imminent danger.’

    News received by Aid to the Church in Need echoed reports that leaders of underground house churches in Afghanistan had received letters from the Taliban warning them that they ‘know where they are and what they are doing’.
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/for-afghan-christians-the-taliban-takeover-is-a-nightmare

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  26. MarkyMark says:

    All children aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid jab, Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi has said.

    Invitations for the jab will begin next week, the government said, and parental consent will be sought for the schools-based vaccination programme.

    It follows advice from the UK’s chief medical officers, who say the jab will help reduce disruption to education.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58552769

    . . . . .

    Covid-19: Preston kids breaking down vaccine myths in Asian communities

    Covid-19: Preston kids breaking down vaccine myths in Asian communities
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    Children in Preston have filmed videos urging South Asian communities to take the Covid-19 vaccine “so you can live longer”.

    Grandchildren produced the video messages for grandparents who may be worried about the safety of the vaccine after a study found some ethnic minorities were targeted with inaccurate anti-vaccination messages.

    Teacher Neetal Parekh, 36, created a collection of short videos of young children encouraging their grandparents to get the vaccine in a variety of South Asian languages such as Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

    Published14 JanuarySectionBBC NewsSubsectionLancashire
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-lancashire-55653359

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  27. MarkyMark says:

    A comprehensive analysis of hospital admissions and reported deaths across England suggests that COVID-19 carries a lower risk of dying or requiring intensive care among children and young people than was previously thought.

    In a series of preprints published on medRxiv1–3, a team of researchers picked through all hospital admissions and deaths reported for people younger than 18 in England. The studies found that COVID-19 caused 25 deaths in that age group between March 2020 and February 2021.

    About half of those deaths were in individuals with an underlying complex disability with high health-care needs, such as tube feeding or assistance with breathing.
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01897-w

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  28. vlad says:

    For anyone interested in GB News – past, present and future – an interesting article in the Times (below).

    Among other things it claims that 2 camps are forming: that of traditional news journalists, and – horror of horrors – something more akin to Fox News.

    If ‘traditional’ means more of the ‘same old same old’ as on every other channel, then give me Fox, who, incidentally, are the most watched news channel in America. Sneer all you want, lefty msm, but that’s what people like!

    “Split loyalties at GB News as Andrew Neil quits as chairman”

    “Two camps are said to have emerged at the channel. On one side of the divide are those who consider themselves traditional news journalists, who joined because of the pedigree of senior presenters including Neil and McCoy.

    On the other is a growing roster of populist commentators, who under the leadership of Frangopoulos are making the station’s agenda more like Fox News. Recent recruits, such as the former talkRadio hosts Patrick Christys and Mark Dolan, are emblematic of the change in direction.

    Insiders have said that other more sensationalist voices are poised to join the station. They include Ann Widdecombe and Martin Daubney, both former Brexit Party politicians, and Mahyar Tousi, a Conservative social media commentator. “The idea that we aren’t Fox News is increasingly laughable,” a source said.”

    (…)

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/split-loyalties-at-gb-news-with-andrew-neil-departure-looming-7rgbpggn5

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    • StewGreen says:

      700 comments there, that’s a lot considering the Times has a paywall
      And unusually the majority of comments are from lefties
      It’s like 500 Labour accounts have piled in
      The #1 comment is “There’s actually no news on GB News.
      It just a lot of opinion pieces by bigoted, biased presenters and guests with virtually no balance.

      .. (that must be someone who doesn’t watch, cos the station does have enough lefty guests to appease Ofcom)

      ..that comment was answered by someone
      but the Times chose to remove that reply

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      • JohnC says:

        I’ve noticed this a few times and the most obvious is the BBC.
        Sites usually have a roughly constant balance for the Left and Right. If you watch over time, you understand the general trend.

        Then – what started on the BBC in the run up to Brexit when they allowed HYS on real topics – was that occasionally one single article would have a huge swing of up/down voting to the Left. All the others would be the normal ratio. It stood out a mile and still happens now. It happened a lot for Trump too – until the BBC cancelled him. The comments which went with it were like 10 year old spiteful schoolboys wrote them. Just like half the comments on the Guardian.

        I don’t know if the BBC is part of it or it was organised elsewhere – but it was very, very obvious and the BBC are certainly happy to let it happen.

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        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          I don’t normally bother with HYS on the BBC website, especially after I noticed a couple of things:

          1. If someone posts a popular (quickly acquiring upticks) post which goes against one of the BEEB’s agendas (we all know what most of those are), and it seems to get noticed, it suddenly gets ‘drowned out’ by a great mass of negatives. This pushes it way down the ‘highest rated’ search, which most people use, and safely out of sight. What is interesting is how often these negatives come in blocks of ’10’, all apparently placed in the same fraction of a second. It’s almost as if someone has a ‘negative block vote x10’ button they can utilise to rapidly neutralise ‘off topic’ posts. I’m not talking about ‘far right’ posts here either, but say something a little ‘pro Brexit’, or stating, in a mild way you might not be ‘entirely happy with some of the results of mass immigration’…

          2. The BBC’s HYS monitors are clearly carefully selected (for their views?) and the rules on what is and isn’t acceptable are so deliberately vague, they can be applied to cancel just about any post which is not ‘on topic’ (eg fits the BBC’s agenda). I’m not normally particularly contentious on HYS, but I’ve still had a number of posts cancelled on the most vague and spurious of grounds, one the other day was cancelled because I simply mentioned I thought the NHS could save money by employing less diversity officers (just a point of view). It was cancelled in milliseconds, although it had already been upticked at least 30 times! The reason given for the cancellation… apparently it broached three terms(?) of the ‘code’? I looked them up out of curiosity, and they were apparently for posting ‘racism’, ‘obscenity’ and the like… yes, mystery to me too, I don’t normally use obscene language, and didn’t there, and I’m no racist either. On the otherhand, posts calling the Tories, Brexiteers, and Tory voters ‘stupid morons’, ‘gammons’, ‘liars’, ‘cheats’ and ‘destined for hell’, were all, apparently perfectly acceptable.

          Apparently, you’re welcome to Have Your Say…. so long as it agrees with the BEEB’s agendas (less so, if it doesn’t).

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    • Philip_2 says:

      Unfortunately that was the deal with OFCOM to get a UK license and sign up to allow it. Sky and BBC are hotly against FOX news as it will change the liberal media landscape based on ‘BBC’ and ‘SKY” being impartial (even if they are not at all). Murdoch failed in his attempt to create a FOX news previously (the liberal media used OFCOM to ban the idea last time).

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      • Doublethinker says:

        I think that fear of Ofcom is the reason why all presenters on GBN always state that they believe that climate change is a major issue and driven by CO2 , or that Islamism is not representative of the vast majority of mainly peaceful Muslims. They then allow one guest to contradict them and one to support them. But at least the issues get aired unlike the rest of the MSM which suppress all forms of dissent from the Woke orthodoxy.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      SI think GBN is a breath of fresh air and if Brillo wanted something more like a reformed less leffward leaning BBC then I’m glad he has gone. But I suspect that his departure will make more likely that Ofcom will step in as they probably regarded him as a safe pair of hands.

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  29. taffman says:

    “NI Protocol: Lord Frost ‘concerned’ over EU comments”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-58551988
    When Frosty’s work is done here, perhaps he should be put in charge of the Border Force?

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  30. taffman says:

    “Priti Patel: Labour demands probe after home secretary meets hotel boss”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58536126
    Would these be “4 Star Hotels” ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      “after reports the home secretary met two airlines and the boss of a hotel chain without any officials present
      – Ministerial rules say officials should be present or informed if government business is discussed”

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  31. Philip_2 says:

    I have always thought that this pandemic (or recession) was engineered and part of the UN Agenda 21 update to a New World Order involving the billionaire set at DAVOS who invest heavily in ‘alternatives’ they can profit from.

    You might think I am making this up. Not surprisingly its well documented outside the BBC that the ‘technorati’ hope to profit for the next hundred years. The aim is the same as the EU, to abolish ‘popular’ democracy. Only by creating an ’emergency’ can they hope for a fully quasi global Socialism come about.

    All the so called ‘experts’ are sponsored puppets. Even our so called SAGE group are suspect. Many are aware of the prize of globalism being offered by the UN well above our own feeble governments.

    The proof (as if we needed any), is here in ‘dark money’ to sponsor court rulings forcing governments to comply with UK or EU legislation.

    This summer, the ECLJ presented a new report on the opaque financing of official UN human rights experts, also known as Special Rapporteurs. This report has since been circulated worldwide; it has received the support of several experts, but has also aroused the anger of others.

    A reminder of the facts. This report demonstrates the considerable financial weight acquired by a few private foundations on the UN human rights system. In particular, it reveals that at least 37 of the 121 experts in office between 2015 and 2019 received at least 11 million dollars outside of any UN control, mainly from the Ford Foundation, George Soros’ Open Society and anonymous donors. It also reveals how foundations and governments act to fund, influence, and even ‘recruit’ experts. Although violating UN rules and every anti-corruption legislation, these practices have been tolerated until now, with experts being considered untouchable, protected both by diplomatic immunity and by a form of omerta….

    Bribes, bribes and corruption at the very top of the EU. That is what I hoped we would get rid of when we left. Unfortunately, the infection has spread but it proves SOROS and GATES are just the tip of an iceberg of slush funds from the OPEN SOCIETY in particular (George Soros) involvement and several NGO’s not funded by SOROS with similar aims. This is proof by expert witnesses working for ECLJ.

    read more

    or watch video below: (Warning VIDEO its very boring)!!
    This is how the EU works – absurd contrived notions of LGTTQZYZ ‘rights’ are all ”sponsored”… and how to force nations to comply globally. (That is where the UN comes in). The UK is fully signed up to UN policies, which is why we end up where we are. Even with a conservative government and Boris. He is powerless unless it all collapses in Europe.

    I really don’t think we can believe anything on the BBC which has close links to SOROS and several of the same (Big tech) NGO’s behind this UN+EU push for world globalism based on ‘emergency powers’ in Europe (and UK by default). Ask yourself who benefits!

    Ditto: “climate agenda” sponsorship of climate deranged ‘activists’! all well funded extremists posing for the BBC and news media channels this week.

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  32. vlad says:

    Oops, Creepy Joe up to his old tricks again.

    In case it’s not clear, that’s his hand on her – ahem – ‘waist’.

    Somewhat reminiscent of Randy Andy and Virginia Roberts.

    Screenshot-9_13_2021-7_16_23-AM-Copy-4.jpg

    https://citigist.com/featured/biden-gets-trolled-hilariously-by-pre-teens-wearing-pro-trump-t-shirts-hats-at-9-11-photo-op/

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    • JohnC says:

      When Biden can allegedly push a woman up against a wall and put his fingers inside without her consent and get away with it, anything is possible.

      That should have finished Bidens whole career. Instead he became President. What happened to #metoo for that one ?. And we won’t even start about Bill & Hillary Clinton and how she dealt with the ones he basically raped.

      Then just look at what the MSM did with Trump bragging to his golf mates about women who were willing.

      The Left are shameless, disgusting hypocrites. Every last one of them.

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  33. StewGreen says:

    Afghan Migrant Wanted For Rape & Murder Of 13 Year Old Austrian Girl Sneaked Into Uk On Channel Boat
    September 13th, 2021
    Join production by Mr WGAP and Mr Rotten Politics
    https://odysee.com/@WEGOTAPROBLEM:f/afghan-migrant-wanted-for-rape-murder-of:0

    Odysee version ..cos YouTube gets censored

    A few stories today
    https://odysee.com/@WEGOTAPROBLEM:f

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    • micknotmike says:

      “Afghan migrant wanted for rape and murder of 13 year old Austrian girl”
      I thought I’d clicked on the “situations vacant” section. I’m sure there will be lots of applications for the position though.

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  34. StewGreen says:

    Massive number of police assisting XR in blocking the M25

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  35. StewGreen says:

    Boris’s mother has died at 79

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  36. Zephir says:

    OUR CHANGING CLIMATE, PAST AND PRESENT
    Lamb, 1959
    “There was a secondary optimum of climate between 400 and 1200 A.D., the peak probably being 800-1000 A.D. This was on the whole a dry, warm period and apparently remarkably stormfree in the Atlantic and in the North Sea. It was the time of lowland settlement in the Saxon lands and of considerable flowering of Celtic and Northumbrian cultures. Missions from the Celtic Church in Ireland were sent as far as Africa and Iceland. It was also the time of great Viking voyages and the settlement of Iceland and Greenland. The early Norse burials in Greenland were deep in ground which is now permanently frozen. There were several visits to America (probably many timbergetting voyages between Greenland and Labrador) and there is evidence which suggests that at least one Viking ship got through the North-West Passage and ultimately reached the Gulf of California (cf. Ives 1953).”
    “In Domesday Book (1085) 38 vineyards were recorded in England besides those of the king. The wine was considered almost equal with the French wine both in quantity and quality as far north as Gloucestershire and the Ledbury area of Herefordshire where the soil is said to resemble that of the Rhine and Moselle wine districts. The London basin, the Medway valley and the Isle of Ely were also favoured districts.

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  37. Zephir says:

    Norman Britain

    The history of the English and Welsh wine industry following the arrival of the Normans

    1066 marked the start of an era of viticultural activity that would not be matched until the current revival which began some 900 years later. With William the Conqueror came French Abbots and their monks who were experienced in winegrowing, along with soldiers and courtiers for whom wine was a daily requirement.

    The Domesday Book (1085-6) records vineyards in forty-two definite locations.

    Interestingly enough only twelve of the Domesday vineyards were attached to monasteries. Most belonged to nobles and were undoubtedly cultivated to provide them with wine for their dining tables and altars.

    There were two main areas of monastic viticulture: the coastal areas of the South East, and the area covering Somerset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Many sources point out that the climate improved for a period of 300 years starting from about the time of the Norman invasion and citing this as a reason why so many vineyards were planted.

    The wines made at this time were probably all consumed during the cooler weather of the winter and spring following the harvest and in any event, well before the weather warmed up which would have caused the wine to oxidize, spoil and turn to vinegar. Imported wines, of which there appeared to be no shortage, also suffered from the same problems – at least home produced wine did not have to travel far and probably suffered less than imported wines from oxidation, thus partially explaining its apparent popularity.

    The history of the English and Welsh wine industry from the middle ages through to the 20th century

    This long 600 year period marks change and gradual decline in English and Welsh viticulture. Why it did not really become a viable alternative to other crops, as it did in other countries where monastic viticulture was common, is open to debate, but commercial and practical considerations have to be important.

    Before the Black Death arrived, the religious orders had prospered, reliant upon a pliable and available workforce. However, finding their manpower depleted by the plague, they took to leasing their land, rather than working it themselves and their new tenants, dependent upon short-term cash crops to pay the rent, did not want to grow vines, which then, as now, can only be grown on a long-term basis. The Black Death itself, which lasted from 1348 until the 1370s, not only cut the population dramatically, but forced changes in agriculture which had far-reaching social and demographic effects.

    Although the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536 is often cited as being the single event that destroyed winegrowing and winemaking in England, it would appear that by this time, many monasteries had given up. The new landowners who had been handed these religious assets, proved reluctant to indulge in viticulture.

    It is also said that the British climate underwent some change at this time, becoming generally wetter, with cooler summers and milder winters, leading to less ripe grapes and more fungal diseases, both of which would have been disincentives to profitable winemaking.

    Wine had been coming into the country from Bordeaux since Henry II (1154–89) became King of England. Transport conditions and speeds improved and the importation of wine (and other goods) became cheaper. Also, as techniques of preserving wine for long journeys improved, imported wines arrived in better condition. Home produced wines faced, as they do today, considerable competition from imported wines.

    https://www.winegb.co.uk/history-of-the-industry/

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    • Doublethinker says:

      How could this be true? Pre industrial revolution climate change cannot have taken place because there wasn’t excess CO2. Please try and keep up with the science after all 97% of all scientists agree !
      Your final paragraph re the improvement of transport demonstrates that our current problems in the supermarkets are due to Brexit.

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    • G says:

      Zephir,

      No blacks though………….

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  38. theisland says:

    Zephir
    The likes of the bBC, certainly no government departments, and nor it seems universities (nowadays) do ‘scholarship.’

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  39. Zephir says:

    Or, it seems, the Noo Sientiss, in league with our wurld klass broadcaster.
    Skollaship must be racist innit if there are not enough dusky people involved, a look at University Challenge and the hundred yard dash / basketball might inform where each races essential strengths lie, but complaints are only one way in that respect

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    • Scroblene says:

      I bet Beaujolais Nouveau Day was a blast back then, with blokes in souped-up chariots leaving the UK around September, getting through customs in Calais about lunchtime October 2nd, finding a frog noshery and getting as p****d as a f**t by teatime, then wending their way south to some hell-hole where all the peasants were also fast asleep from harvesting all those grapes, stamping their feet all over the wineries, singing stupid songs, bonking Cherie and Michelle, then flogging the really c**p stuff to the said Hooray Henries, who pooled their francs and grabbed a few flagons for the journey home, only to arrive back in Waterloo, fall out of the cart, drop the whole lot on the pavement, and wonder where they’d been for the last three months…

      And no, I never did the trip, but still love Fleurie…

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  40. Zephir says:

    I am on a vodka diet myself, I’ve lost three days already

    Those Russians, no wonder they don’t do comedy, yet to find a happy Russian book.

    I recall a date with one once, all she went on about was why UK trains cant operate in winter on time, and the wonders of beetroot soup and suicidal Russian authors

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  41. Zephir says:

    https://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/i-know-why-russians-drink-so-much/
    I Know Why Russians Drink So Much
    Posted on August 20, 2010

    I just finished reading two plays by the Russian writer Anton Chekhov.

    In the first one, the main character shoots himself in the head in the last line of the play.

    In the second one, the main character shoots himself in the head in the last line of the play.

    I thought maybe I’d read the same play twice.

    But I hadn’t. I checked the titles. They were different.

    I can’t help thinking of the conversations Anton Chekhov used to have with his editor.

    “I have a new play,” Chekhov says.

    “What about?” asks his editor.

    “A wealthy landowner.”

    “What happens?”

    “He shoots himself in the head.”

    “I see. Got anything else?”

    “I’ve got one about a nobleman.”

    “Tell me about it.”

    “He shoots himself in the head.”

    “Do you have anything else?”

    “Yah. I have one about a rich widow.”

    “What happens?”

    “She lives happily ever after.”

    “Really?”

    “Really. Then she shoots herself in the head.”

    Despite all this, Anton Chekhov is now known as the greatest Russian playwright who ever lived.

    Which is too bad.

    Because I have to imagine he influenced every Russian playwright to follow, some of whom may not have wanted to shoot their main character in the head, but felt compelled.

    If I ever meet a Russian, I’m going to let him know that not all entertainment needs to end that way.

    And I’m giving away my book of Anton Chekhov plays despite the fact that I have not read the last play in the book.

    Because there is need.

    It’s called, “Uncle Vanya.” And I have a strong feeling he’s now deceased. And that the word “Boom” is somewhere in there.

    All this made me look up Anton Chekhov to see how he, the playwright whose every character dramatically shot themselves in the head, ended his own life. Care to guess?

    Tuberculosis.

    Bo-o-o-o-o-oring.

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  42. Up2snuff says:

    As COP26 approaches the ‘narrative’ becomes ever more desperate

    FRAMING TODAY Watch #1 – It’s all the fault of Brexit

    No, it is not you stupid woman! Did you not hear what I just told you? Except Farmer Giles did not say that, he was far too polite and he was probably thinking of dear Daisy, her udders oozing to the point of bursting.

    Farming Today tried to keep the HGV driver shortage fear topped up but the farmer told presenter Anna Hill that the milk collection company had telephoned him to say that several drivers, ie. more than one, were off sick. They would be unable to collect his milk that day. May be down to Covid. May be down to Test & Trace and ‘Pandora Ingleby-McKenzie-ing’. May be down to good old British skiving- off.

    Anna Hill was not interested in the reason. In her mind, it was all because of Brexit.

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  43. Guest Who says:

    It is very bbc today.

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  44. Foscari says:

    I must admit I have seen a degree of improvement in BBC
    presentation regarding diversity and wokeness. You now see the
    occasional white face on the BBC internet pages. And the
    Londonistan programme even now has one or two features
    about indigenous Londoners. Although I must admit that I didn’t realize , and of course it is isn’t important how short the
    presenters were. We saw Riz Lateef interviewing one of Emma
    Radecanu’s coaches in Bromley. Well I say see her. We didn’t actually see her. She just about appeared once a few inches
    above the net. And Ayshea Buksh at another set of tennis courts
    appeared with her head also just above the net. Of course it’s the
    contents of what they say which is important . And before anybody
    says “why so many ethnic presenters and reporters?” Please
    remember that London now has an under 40% indigenous
    population. and positive discrimination does not apply here,
    so far as the BBC is concerned. AND being no taller than 5 foot
    possibly helps as well.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Foscari
      Methinks your observation is a bit too dry …

      Toady watch
      2 capitalists being interviewed by our Justin and moaning about not being able to get unskilled Labour – one was a hotel cleaner – the other a fruit producer .

      One had increased their hourly rate from £9 to £15 an hour – and blamed Brexit . They thought it perfectly ok for Blighty to invite guest workers from the Reich to make their businesses work .
      I prefer a country where the vast majority of people speak English and behave like British people – so screw them .

      My view – of course – was not put forward by Justin Webb because it is ‘unapproved thought ‘ and soon to be subject to some new restrictive law …

      Btw – there are 1 million 3 hundred thousand job vacancies –
      1.5 million are still on furlough .

      So by the look of it when ‘dead ‘ companies being kept going by government money are killed off by the end of the year those vacancies will start to disappear .

      The furlough fraud must be – astonishing .

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  45. Guest Who says:

    A flaming Winnie necklace can be at your door next day.

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  46. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, in the land of the Sopes, big news…

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  47. Zephir says:

    https://www.news18.com/news/world/my-culture-under-attack-far-right-and-anti-racism-protesters-scuffle-in-london-2668617.html

    “‘MY CULTURE UNDER ATTACK’

    In and around London’s Parliament Square, hundreds of people wearing football shirts, describing themselves as patriots and chanting “England, England” gathered alongside military veterans to guard the Cenotaph war memorial.

    The far-right groups said they wanted to defend British culture, in particular historical monuments, after the toppling of the statue of a 17th century slave trader in the port city of Bristol last weekend sparked calls for others to come down.

    “Winston Churchill, he’s one of our own,” they also chanted, near the statue of the World War Two leader, which last weekend was sprayed with graffiti reading: “Churchill was a racist”.

    “My culture is under attack. This is my culture and my English history: why should Churchill be boarded up? Why is the Cenotaph attacked? It is not right,” said David Allen, one of the protesters.

    While Churchill is admired by many for his role in defeating Nazi Germany, some in the anti-racism movement have called for more scrutiny of his overall legacy, noting he expressed racist and anti-Semitic views.

    On Friday Prime Minister Boris Johnson called it “absurd and shameful” that the Churchill statue was at risk of attack. “Yes, he sometimes expressed opinions that were and are unacceptable to us today, but he was a hero,” he said.

    Protests took place in other countries on Saturday, including in several Australian cities, Taipei, Zurich and Paris.

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    • Zephir says:

      “wearing football shirts”

      “far right”

      “describing themselves as..”

      No such labels for this lot though:

      A high court judge has said activists protesting against LGBT equality lessons had “grossly misrepresented” what was being taught to children as he ruled that they would be permanently banned from demonstrating directly outside a Birmingham primary school.

      Protesters went head to head with a local authority during a five-day hearing to stop demonstrations outside Anderton Park school. The school, in the Sparkhill area of the city, has become the focus of a long campaign to halt LGBT equality messages being taught in the classroom.

      Most of the protesters have been of Muslim faith and some have stood regularly outside the school chanting “Let kids be kids” and carrying placards with the message: “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.”

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  48. Guest Who says:

    Tricky one.

    Maybe… too many… ‘men’… with odd allegiances excused by Western tools kidnapping, raping and murdering and then heading to Calais?

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  49. Fedup2 says:

    Toady again

    The Asian girl interviewing an Asian red Tory with a posh accent about kids being jabbed . Huge entertainment as to whether 12 or 13 year old kids are competent to make decisions over vaccination .

    A bit of Darwinism kicking in – and the kind of subject the woke metros can spend hours – days – arguing over .

    I want me flu and booster jab – if somebody else doesn’t – good luck to them .

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  50. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, the bbc ponders out loud and invites opinion.

    Do they have a brain cell amongst themselves?

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