319 Responses to Start the Week 20 September 2021

  1. Thoughtful says:

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  2. StewGreen says:

    Countryfile = Socialist agenda pushing as usual
    Anita Rani presents
    – Herefordshire the great hop revival, from pest-eating predators to new flavours to help pack a punch in our pints.

    Adam’s bits
    #1 the final two teams for One Man and His Dog
    #2 Young Countryside Champion nominee whose father was killed in a farm accident
    #3 Campaigning to do the Countryfile charidee ramble 9/10 October
    Young Pippa whose skin disease gives her dreadful sores
    “As the countdown continues to the Children in Need Countryfile Ramble, we discover what a difference we can all make to young lives.”
    A charity funded by CiN has got her an electric wheelchair.

    – Using bred mites to defeat hop-mites
    – Breeding new varieties of British hops.
    Apparently if British buy them it’s saving transport CO2
    and if foreign corps buy them the transport CO doesn’t count.

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  3. Dobyns says:

    Apologies if this has been previously addressed …

    1) We here think we have it bad with the Calais Ferry Service; and

    2) Never to be reported by al beeb …

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/09/18/tv-networks-spotlight-border-chaos-and-dhs-changes-policy

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    • brexiteerkent says:

      13,000 under a bridge in Mexico.. Trouble is, that many land in kent every couple of weeks… except they get put into hotels not left under a bridge .

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  4. Deborah says:

    BBC 10pm news trying hard to create a crisis. Amazed they didn’t mention Brexit but not surprised they didn’t mention that the energy ‘crisis’ is due to it not being windy and the turbines are not going round. Can’t we use the CO2 that the climate extremists want us to capture? Surely when we open the packaging for meat or fruit and veg the gas escapes into the atmosphere? Perhaps we all ought to return to using proper butchers and greengrocers who wrap food in paper.

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  5. StewGreen says:

    “Watching the Antiques Roadshow and they’re just outside Cardiff.
    Woman brought in some photos of Bute Street.
    They said that the 1911 census said that Cardiff was the most diverse city after London, and had over 50 nationalities”
    It wasn’t like a punter had brought in the items
    the prog had brought them in from some archive to make a point.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Oh a new book

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      • StewGreen says:

        Oh there’s a screenshot

        BTW “On tonight’s programme you identified an object as a pill maker. It isn’t. It’s a barley cutter. We have one that my wife as a grain trader in the 1990s used every day.”

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      • MarkyMark says:

        “With 40 diverse stories of women’s lives, each one is absorbing and inspirational! ”

        NHS is struggling … https://www.england.nhs.uk/about/equality/equality-hub/edc/

        NHS Equality and Diversity Council
        NHS Constitution logo

        The Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) works to bring people and organisations together to realise a vision for a personal, fair and diverse health and care system, where everyone counts and the values of the NHS Constitution are brought to life.

        The Council provides visible leadership on equality and diversity issues across the health service. Its purpose is to shape the future of healthcare – to help improve the access, experiences and health outcomes for all patients and communities, and to support the NHS to become a more inclusive employer by making full use of the talents of its diverse staff and the communities it serves.

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    • taffman says:

      StewGreen
      Unadulterated propaganda.
      Simples.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Ha that same Glamorgan archive has a lecture on Wednesday
      “mosques and Muslim institutions of Cardiff,”
      https://twitter.com/GlamArchives/status/1438891170562822145

      There is already a BBC page from April about the same photos
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56843429

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      • MarkyMark says:

        ISLAMIC rules ( promted by javid,khan,khan,ahmed,salaria) are incompatible with British laws (promted by Welby) which have developed over 500 years and sharia law should never become part of the British legal system, the (Justin Welby) Archbishop of Canterbury has declared. {www.express.co.uk 24feb2018}

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  6. Deborah says:

    Sunday 10pm BBC1 news the volume was turned up to give the impression that the LibDems had filled a large conference hall. But the cameraman will have to be sacked. At the end of the piece the shot was from the back of the room. It was about 50 people in a room the size of a telephone box.

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  7. digg says:

    I am absolutely loving the chaos over gas shortages.. with many Companies going to the wall…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58619418

    Come on greenies you must have the oven-ready answer for this!

    The Government bowed to the crazies and shut all the coal mines to put us at the beck and call of the French and Russians etc.

    The Russians (with quite possibly the help of the French) have played their trump card and I say good luck to to them!

    I hope you all enjoy your very cold winter!

    Come on Boris, re-open the mines and spit in their eyes.

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    • StewGreen says:

      I expect the government will release some strategic reserve of gas to calm the market.

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      • tomo says:

        There isn’t much of any strategic gas reserve as I understand it.

        Generator rental and diesel delivery companies might well have a bumper winter…

        A fracking emergency anyone?

        I hope somebody’s going to catch the lights go out at Greenpeace Cannonbury Villas HQ on camera.

        I didn’t think they’d move on gas as fast as they have … however the idea that you can buy a natural gas fueled generator and get ½ price electricity and “free” hot water is something that even a dopey eco-loon might be able to grasp….

        I’ve seen claims that Brussels in involved in the gas shortage… there’s seemingly a fair bit of blaming Putin going on – but none of it evidenced as yet.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      I despair when I read posts like this. People who are so out of touch with reality they honestly believe the Tories are still conservative and not the hard Left activists they really are.

      Wake up Digg! Boris the bottler is this very day in America trying desperately to make all our problems even worse with yet another of his madcap far left ‘green’ schemes which even he doesn’t believe has much hope of global acceptance.

      Here’s the story, plans so mad other world leaders can see them for what they are but not Borris.
      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10007075/We-judged-history-Boris-Johnson-calls-action-climate-change-flies-US.html

      If you treat this government as the Socialist Workers Party masquesrading as conservative, then you won’t go far wrong.

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    • The Sage says:

      And you can build all the windmills you like and spend billions, but if there is little or no wind you are well and truly screwed.
      As indeed we are right now and as we will be during high-pressure periods in the depth of winter.

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  8. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV

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  9. taffman says:

    Does Nadine Dorries visit this site ?
    We will soon see .

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  10. Guest Who says:

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    • ScottishCalvin says:

      Can you imagine how different the story would be reported by the BBC if it had been the other way around and Australia had instead cancelled a deal with the UK in favour of one with France? The BBC would be revelling in British failure and pushing a narrative that only strong European leadership can prevent WW3. For leftists this story is up there with Brexit and it’s hilarious how angry they are about facts not fitting reality.
      Something I scribbled:

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      • JohnC says:

        Wish I could scribble. Due to Left/Right brains, it’s something I had to forfeit to be a software engineer.

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      • Banania says:

        You colours are getting bolder. Different materials?

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        • ScottishCalvin says:

          Thanks. Just layering multiple colours on top of each other though, it works quite well and gives a bit of depth

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    • JohnC says:

      Hardly a ‘global backlash’ when it’s just two countries. And one of them is just about greed.

      When you boil it down, the BBC have few ethics. They will side with anybody if it suits their agenda – just as they will ignore or misrepresent any story for the same reason. At the moment it’s Muslim’s doing murder and Biden for putting them in a position to do it.

      Notice how the Panshir Valley story has been totally dropped. Other news sites say the rebels are dead or captured – 100% thanks to the arms Joe gave the Taliban.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        If everyone at the hugely diverse BBC is upset then it follows that the whole world must be upset and hence it’s a global backlash. The BBC thinks it speaks for the entire globe. Even more seriously upsetting the French May have long term implications on their willingness to allow the UK to rejoin the EU and that in the eyes of the BBC is extremely serious.

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  11. JohnC says:

    Afghanistan: The ‘shattered dreams’ of the Ariana cabin crew
    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-58599522

    Another elaborately produced video from the BBC which portrays these women as if they are jews being hunted by the Nazis.

    Despite all the drama the BBC award-hunter woman tries to inject, I can find no reason whatsoever in the video to tell me why these women all have to live in a ‘safehouse’. I say ‘live’ because the room they are all in is absolutely empty.

    The only part in the whole video is a text from their airline which says ‘Ask scheduler not to schedule female CC until the situation gets back to normal’. And from that they all went into hiding ???.

    One then says ‘Even if they let us back, we can’t wear our uniform’. But they have gone into hiding ??. Why would they be going back ?.

    And the crushing truth of their plight is : ‘we can’t sit in a government car and attend local and international flights’. Try telling that to the men who were in the Army or government who we have no idea at all what is happening to because the BBC are filling the front page with absolute non-stories like this.

    What I think is that they arranged to meet the BBC in an empty house for the interview. Then they went home.

    I call a big fat BBC agenda-based lie. From ‘The BBC’s chief international correspondent’ no less.

    The things is, these women are in far more danger now the BBC has shown them on their international news site. I actually believe that BBC woman hopes they will be caught and punished so she can do another piece.

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  12. taffman says:

    Al Beeb ………..“Climate pledges tough to secure before COP26 summit, PM warns”

    Our PM should be more concerned about the absolute failure of the ability to rely on so called “Green Energy” We are facing a catastrophe of blackouts because we do not have a forward thinking government. A government full of MPs that have never worked in a real job or dirtied their hands in industry.

    I suspect the attendees at COP26 summit will have to make a drastic change to their agenda and kick ‘Green Energy’ into touch.
    We are facing a bleak winter while China will be laughing at us as they build more power stations. Over to you Nut nuts

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    • taffman says:

      How long will Boris be allowed in charge to continue wreck this country ?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman – if I recall the ‘gap’ in electricity production due to the loss of nuclear power stations is predicted for a couple of years time – yet we seem to be facing power shortage now – largely because of failure to have gas storage as well as the green loons getting coal stations shut down .

      If power cuts / food shortages come – those greenies blocking the m25 will be signing their own death warrants – as will the nut nut government …..
      Tip – buy candle futures ….

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      • G says:

        I am reminded to buy more logs………….

        Naturally, less than 20% moisture content.

        And a couple of gallons of Paraffin for the lamps.

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        • Guest Who says:

          “…and then they came for my wood burner…”

          Good luck with that, given it ensures my warm live hands will be in response to some chillblained vegan droid’s.

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  13. taffman says:

    “Aukus: France pulls out of UK defence talks amid row”

    France ‘throws its toys out of the pram’ . Didn’t France sell Exocets to our enemies during the Falkland’s War ? We were in the EU then.

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  14. Guest Who says:

    Getty images is pretty flush; maybe they can throw in a few quid.

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  15. Guest Who says:

    Wut?

    Fascinating conflation.

    BBC surely only this far from the world being outraged?

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  16. Fedup2 says:

    Toady
    The labour sistas must be envious of one of their own called ‘ rose duffield ‘ who had a long chat with our justin about queers or trannie perverts or something similar . Apparently trannies dont like rose so she cant go to the party conference .

    Rose said she didnt want publicity but spent a happy 5 minutes being a victim.

    Rose spoke like she was at a job interview – not like a human being – with the full woke dictionary being deployed .

    No wonder labour isnt Labour any more .

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Toady watch 2
      Nut nut has gone to the US and has said the UK has cut its CO2 output .

      Problem for nut nut is that CO2 has been cut too much – and he is demonstrating how he has lost a grip on what british people worry about whilst he does the ‘ world statesman ‘ act
      Crisis what crisis ?

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  17. StewGreen says:

    The Brazier video : ‘BBC impartiality is a myth, cos you don’t get truth from groupthink, you get it from being adversarial.
    .. and BBC/Guardian drove my friend to suicide 20 years ago’

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  18. Thoughtful says:

    Here is a BBC link about the stunning of animals using CO2. According to this link it is only used for pigs and poultry and there appears to be debate over whether it is the most humane method.

    Businesses very often fail to learn the lessons of history – put all their eggs in one basket, and even if alternatives are available they fail to even investigate them until forced to on the basis of “we’ve always done it this way”. So now like the cotton spinners whose spindles could only accept American cotton their facilities stand idle whilst others – the ones who could also use Egyptian cotton can continue and make greater profits.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44709905

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  19. StewGreen says:

    8am local news : PR as News from Drax
    ‘Let us dig up Britain’s food fields, and plant Drax biofuel
    …so you can buy your food from abroad’

    #2 – Transport for North ..the need to cut carbon emissions

    #3 – The Human Swan seriously injured
    her staff member killed …on her COP26 PR stunt tour

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    • StewGreen says:

      The human swan PR stunt in an ELECTRIC paraglider was to promote the idea we don’t need to rely on fossil fuels

      All MSM avidly joined in with the promotion.

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  20. StewGreen says:

    Lying & cheating by Friends of the Earth is one reason the UK has less gas than it should.

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  21. G says:

    Our ‘super duper’ modern World of commercial and Governmental efficiency?

    Item ordered from Poland for delivery to the UK? “Delivery time 5 – 30 days”. As we all ‘progress’ to the Dark Ages. I’m quite enjoying the ride.

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    • Rich says:

      G,

      There’s probably a “local” man-in-a-van near you who makes the trip to Poland twice a week. To stock one of his Polska supermarkets of course.

      If he makes room amongst the budget booze, counterfeit cigs and “pedigree” pups he should be able to get it to you by the end of the week.

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  22. Guest Who says:

    Jane Hill and Katya Adler massing on the borders yet to pull a BBC India?

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  23. Guest Who says:

    Just see Chairman Sopes getting behind this novel analogy.

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    • pugnazious says:

      China and the US were born from a desire to liberate the people from oppressive government….and are now polar opposites.

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  24. Guest Who says:

    Academia reads the room.
    Sends bbc #prasnews
    BBc copy pastes.

    #ccbgb

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    • pugnazious says:

      The racist who wanted a security barrier on the border and an end to illegal immigration? The woman who colluded with Russian and took millions from them [and Saudi Arabia]? The woman who wanted to start wars everywhere and who abandoned men in Benghazi? The woman who refused to admit she lost and election and continues to this day to state that it was stolen from her?

      That woman? LOL.

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      • Rich says:

        Queens has a good academic reputation but is regarded by many within the Unionist community as being dominated by and of having a culture somewhat sympathetic to Irish Nationalists and Republicans.

        Growing up here we were, as Protestants, almost expected to go to university “across the water”, especially places like Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee or Manchester, Bristol and Liverpool, Queens wasn’t seen as an option to many. Different times in the late 80s of course but the toilet doors in the Queens Student Union having the Irish words for men and women on them didn’t make any of us teenage Protestants feel particularly welcome. Little bit sad I suppose but just another territorial marker to be aware of. Tellingly many graduates from that era of Queens have gone on to dominate the local NI culture and media industries, especially the bBbc. The Protestant brain-drain has also left posts in the Civil Service and jobs in middle management, journalism, education and law appearing to be increasingly dominated by those from the Nationalist community. All of the industry representatives so vocal on the supposed opposition of all of NI to Brexit were from Nationalist backgrounds and blatantly sympathetic to and supportive of the Irish and EU position.

        It seems now though that Queens needs Chinese money more than that from locals of either persuasion.

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53335074

        And accommodating them appears to be a priority.

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-58494206?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA

        Although the alleged undercurrent of hostility towards Unionism still remains an issue.

        https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/nelson-mccausland/how-cold-house-for-unionists-at-queens-lifts-veil-on-world-of-irish-cultural-nationalism-39037234.html

        So if you believe that many at Queens University Belfast are sympathetic to Irish Nationalism, have a strong dislike for all things British, favour strengthening bonds with the Chinese, especially economic, whilst hypocritically promoting all-things “progressive” and caring little about how they spend taxpayers money, Hilary Cinton seems their ideal appointment. And the bBbc a fitting friend.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      In No One Left to Lie To, Christopher Hitchens portrays President Bill Clinton as one of the most ideologically skewed and morally negligent politicians of recent times. In a blistering polemic which shows that Clinton was at once philanderer and philistine, crooked and corrupt, Hitchens challenges perceptions – of liberals and conservatives alike – of this highly divisive figure.

      With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton’s abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right and argues that the president’s personal transgressions were inseparable from his political corruption.

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  25. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 climate activism and the next generation
    with @simonmundy @BirdgirlUK & Richard Powers

    on Start the Week with Andrew Marr

    The FT-US promoted it with a tweet
    Thrilled that @SimonMundy – who joins @FTmoralmoney next week
    – is on BBC R4 this week to discuss his forthcoming book on business, economics and climate change! #moralmoney #racefortomorrow

    flogging a book

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    • Guest Who says:

      BBC Newsbeat

      Have your energy bills gone up?

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58090533

      ***
      They are asking members of the family who do zippy but absorb academic and media propaganda if the household bills have gone up.

      Next on Ceebeebies: Uncle Nish awards a kid the freedom of the W1A eternal flame to the unknown impartial journalist for dobbing in his granny for running two bars.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Mya is talking about “intersectionality”

      Also said there are lots of Greta climate girls
      but few Climate boys

      Michael Mann was quoted earlier by the writer
      Now he says “solar panels have come down 90%” in 10 years
      Really ? then why were people given 20 year guaranteed prices when they sell to the grid.

      (panel prices have dropped but 90% drop seems spin)

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  26. pugnazious says:

    LOL…green chickens coming home to roost….and just remember the BBC has been the most ardent of drum bangers for this…Harriban has corrupted BBC programming….every programme must try to include some green message…as well as BLM and trans….and is one reason Boris wants to, and has to, push the green agenda in such a radical and extreme fashion….this morning demanding rich countries pay hundreds of billions to poorer ones…because we started the industrial revolution…such a BBC narrative. He gets away with it because the BBC will never challenge him on this…or rather, will only challenge him by saying he isn’t being extreme enough.

    Dale Vince, the BBC’s favourite green energy god who has made millions off the green money machine, ironically demanded the government stop the ‘stealth taxes’….the Today BBC presenter, who Harriban must now have in his sights, cleared that up…stealth taxes=green levy….BBC news even mentioned it.

    Eon wants them binned…and moved onto an even more stealth basis….

    ‘Michael Lewis, chief executive of Eon UK, said levies that fund renewable energy subsidy schemes and make up a quarter of electricity bills, should instead be funded via general taxation.’

    The recent crisis is nearly all related to the green power grab as coal power stations are either decommissioned completely or mothballed[and take a long time to start up again], wind is entirely unreliable [turbine near me barely moves…ever] and the green taxes are ruinous for industry and the consumer.

    Ironically Vince and the Guardian, whilst demanding lower green levies state that the only way to get out of this crisis is to invest more in green power….so…er…how to pay for that? The Guardian notes the ruinous price effect but….

    ‘These price hikes will have a societal impact across Britain, with serious implications for the economy, the greening agenda and politics too.
    Make no mistake. This is a big event. It should not be permitted to pass quietly. ‘

    The Guardian though is slyly dishonest in not admitting that green taxes are the problem…in fact they demand more money from government to help people pay for their energy…after having been robbed by the government/green lobby in green taxes.
    They then demand nuclear and hydrogen energy production be suppressed…

    ‘Government plans for yet further surcharges on domestic energy bills to help underwrite the building of new nuclear power stations and to subsidise the embryonic hydrogen industry should be rethought too.’

    What do they propose instead? Wind? LOL. Dark Ages.

    This is the problem…the lies and deceit…the delusional two-faced dishonesty that attempts to deny the green revolution will ruin us.

    Soooo… basically the green revolution is an enormous threat to our energy security, our economy and our domestic usage.

    Of course the goverment and BBC knew this….this was one reason to try and introduce smart meters so that your energy use could be managed…ie…rationed…ie switched on and off at the whim of some bureaucrat….think it a joke? You know someone somewhere in government is planning it…and you just know that the BBC will be demanding we send some of our power to Africa or somesuch place just as they demand our vaccines…and money.

    The Telegraph….

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/19/critics-smart-meters-right-along2/

    ‘The cynics, so often denounced in the past few years as paranoid and backward-thinking, have worked out the real reason why electricity companies are so keen to install them in our homes: they want to ration our electricity.

    To have your electricity company use your smart meter to turn off your power because there is not enough juice in the grid. Suddenly, you find yourself sitting in a cold home and your plans to drive to Birmingham tomorrow are scuppered because your car won’t be fully-charged.’

    An academic study….

    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7110969?arnumber=7110969

    ‘The ever-increasing demand for electric power presents a massive, worldwide, challenge. One consequence of the shortage of available power is a series of small and large cyclic blackouts affecting millions of people; the paper details a solution to mitigate the effects of such blackouts. The proposed solution is based on utilising power superfluity from neighbourhood standby generation resources and distributing it to end users using rationing smart meters (RSM) to allocate the power consumed by each dwelling to an amount governed by the available surplus power.’

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  27. pugnazious says:

    ‘Last summer’s[2018] events were a wake-up call that we need to make the UK’s CO2 chain more resilient. A proper response should have three parts: learning from this summer’s shortage; preventing another such shortage happening in the future; and preparing for if it does.’

    Can’t help thinking the energy ‘crisis’ is very convenient…as Britain chairs the green love-in at COP 26 in Glasgow….the government able to exploit the ‘crisis’ [in all likelihood ramped up and deliberately made worse by the government] in order to force in more green policies….the only thing that will save us is more renewables!

    Boris creates an emergency and grandstands on the world stage by providing the solution and sacrifices Britain in order to burnish his green credentials and to create the impression that he is leading the world in the green revolution to save the planet.

    Hmmm…the very message from the green lobby.

    Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean you’re wrong…..the government knew CO2 could be in short supply but did nothing to secure our resources…..just as it has done nothing to improve the NHS’s resources ala covid…how many more nurses or hospital beds do we have now?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Pug – i diagree – the energy issue comes at the worse time for the greens .
      If voters are getting concernec / frightened by shortages or price increases the last they want to hear about is green crap …

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      • pugnazious says:

        No…they’ll push energy security as well as greeness….can’t rely on Russia or Saudi etc…must have our own supplies from renewables.

        ‘Ed Miliband, Labour’s shadow business secretary, said: “A basic duty of Government is to ensure secure, affordable energy supplies for businesses and families.

        “It is a fundamental failure of long-term Government planning over the last decade that we are so exposed and vulnerable as a country and it is businesses and consumers that are paying the price.

        “If we had been investing at sufficient scale in diverse, secure, zero carbon energy supplies and making energy efficiency a much bigger priority, we would not be in such a precarious position.

        “They must also ensure security of supply and take the long-term action to put in place a much more robust, resilient and diverse energy infrastructure.”’

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        • Fedup2 says:

          They can push long term energy security all they want – but if 600 plus MPs are getting it in the neck now – thats a more real story .

          But – yes – build lots of nuclear stations .

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    • G says:

      Pug,

      Although I know it will not happen in my lifetime, or indeed ever, how would these, ‘Industries’ that use Carbon Dioxide manage in the fictional “Zero Emissions” era?

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Because it’s “net zero”, so they produce CO2, but “offset” it by buying carbon credits which promise to plant trees or some such. And no-one ever checks.

        Meanwhile, Drax power station, built on top of a massive coal field, is actually burning trees to make electricity. But that is somehow “green”, in a world ruled by clowns.

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  28. Eddy Booth says:

    Covid: People are vaccinated – so why are there so many cases?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55045639

    “The vaccines are designed to protect people against becoming seriously ill or dying from Covid-19.”

    Sounds like a blatant lie, surely they were, and are designed to provide immunity, and anything else is second best outcome.

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    • theisland says:

      Although this article was ?updated 4 days ago – all the comments date from November 2020.
      I suspect they have resurrected it to prepare for pushing Bliar’s new directives.
      Here is the latest from Bliar’s Institute written by ‘Multiple Authors’ containing the instructions of the global elite.
      https://institute.global/policy/pandemic-endemic-race-against-time
      Summary – jab everyone including small children and use vaccine passports to incentivise $$$£££
      Reiterated by St Tony in the Telegraph
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/tony-blair-calls-vaccine-passports-prevent-another-lockdown/
      The global elite say ‘jump’ and governments ask ‘how high’?

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    • JohnC says:

      I was fully on board with restrictions right up until we reached critical mass for vaccination but then the goalposts moved again.

      I’m wanting to go back from Thailand soon – but now we are on the UK red-list. The reason ? – because they MIGHT get a new variant and someone MIGHT take it to the UK. And then the vaccine MIGHT not work for it.

      Meanwhile quarantine is >£2285 for a £40 travel-lodge room – increased ‘to better reflect the costs’. Meanwhile I learn of Tory donors getting lucrative contracts without needing to go through the usual competition rules and also of mass hotel block bookings – at tax-payers expense of £270 per room per night – for illegal immigrants who don’t like us, but want our lifestyle.

      We are as vaccinated as we are ever going to be but they won’t let go. I would love to know which people have got rich through our government.

      It all stinks of corruption now.

         21 likes

    • Sick of it all says:

      From the Oxford University Vaccine Knowledge Project webpage:

      ‘Vaccines are designed to prevent disease, rather than treat a disease once you have caught it.’

      So it isn’t a vaccine, it’s a bloody waste of time.

         0 likes

  29. Zelazek says:

    “Man arrested after four bodies found” in Killamarsh.

    Police ask that people “avoid speculation”.

    Why?

       21 likes

    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      As soon as you announce bodies have been found, or people killed, and very little else – everyone starts to ‘speculate’ about ‘what?’, ‘when?’, ‘who?’ etc… it’s human nature, and probably stems from not wanting to be done away with ourselves.

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  30. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    A suggestion on how to handle these m25 protestors.

    Get a manure or raw sewage muck sprayer and cover the lot of them in it.
    It will naturally go away into the ground but the protestors, given regular top ups, might think twice before glueing themselves to the highways.

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  31. Guest Who says:

    Trouble in Paradise…

    https://tradingaswdr.blogspot.com/2021/09/rumbling-on.html?

    They can’t smear or ban everyone who asks pertinent questions, surely?

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  32. Guest Who says:

    For Brissles.

    https://www.coolbusinessideas.com/archives/first-fossil-free-steel-delivered-to-volvo/?

    Green hydrogen. Oh, the humanity.

       6 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      What’s more, all of the iron ore used in the process will come from “fossil free” mining operations.

         6 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      Thanks for that GW and taking the trouble. There are times when you don’t want to appear an idiot about a subject, so its always good to learn something new – anonymously lol !

         5 likes

  33. TrickCyclist says:

    The AUKUS pact is still on the BBC website with the news that French defence minister “Florence Parly’s meeting with UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace in London this week has been called off.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58620220
    I’ve seen comments about the French, the Falklands and Exocet but has anybody here already brought up Major Pierre-Henri Bunel, who leaked NATO secrets to the Serbs in the Kosovan war. He initially claimed he was obeying orders but later changed his mind. Anyone know more about this murky chapter of French military history?

       15 likes

  34. Halifax says:

    2 new underground stations in London. I wonder how long it will be before they are referenced in a stabbing of a juvenile. Only a matter of time me thinks.

       16 likes

  35. StewGreen says:

    Apparently a secret document exposes Boris’s new policies

    “Bluster back better. Ban back better. Bomb back better.”

       8 likes

  36. StewGreen says:

    John Cleese spoke yesterday

       10 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      John Cleese is making a doc on the woke cancel culture. https://dailywire.com/news/woke-generation-is-rewriting-rules-on-what-can-be-said-legendary-monty-python-actor-to-release-series-on-cancel-culture

      meanwhile Miriam Margoyles complains she was bullied by John Cleese and Bill Oddie at Cambridge.

         17 likes

    • Thoughtful says:

      I have little sympathy with Cleese, he sowed the wind with his leftist liberal idiocy and now he’s surprised he’s having to reap the whirlwind.

      This was the man who was a Liberal and then a prominent SDP supporter – fantasy ideals, and a man who also opposed Margaret Thatcher, he laid the foundations for all this, and when he had the chance to speak out declined to do so.

      Now here he is with the shocked realisation of the world he made, but still he doesn’t appear able to connect the two, much less apologise.

         20 likes

      • BRISSLES says:

        I never had much time for him, apart from Fawlty Towers which was good. As for Monty Python, I know to some it was an hysterically funny programme, but I struggled to even manage a titter when I watched it, – my sense of humour is not that or Mrs Brown’s Boys. Good job we’re all different.

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        • Zelazek says:

          Brissles

          You were not alone. I well remember a conversation I had about Monty Python with a guy in 1972. He found it totally unfunny which was unusual, certainly among young people, at the time. But I also remember saying that out of say, eight sketches per programme, I too would find seven totally unfunny – although the eighth would be the funniest thing I had ever seen.

          We always remember the highlights but forget the huge amount of dross that often accompanied them. Watching favourite shows and performers of the past is usually disappointing in this way.

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          • Scroblene says:

            That’s very true, Z. I used to watch every episode, and somethimes felt deflated, as there really wasn’t much to laugh at, but we still laugh our heads off at ‘Life of Brian’, as JC is really very funny in the flick!

            As I’ve just had lunch, I’d rather not remember him as Mr Creosote’s waiter…

               5 likes

          • Sick of it all says:

            You’ve also pretty much just described every Elton John album ever made.

               1 likes

  37. digg says:

    This single document illustrates how the Marxist, anti-family left wing press are embedded puppets for Soros and his shadowy Globalists.

    https://www.mrc.org/top-journalists-serve-soros-funded-boards-directors-or-advisers

    Organisation such as CitizenGo are battling to expose their ugly and sinister direction but with quite a number of high profile news outlets under the Soros thumb it is going to be an almighty battle.

    The BBC are missing from the list, presumably due to their charter requirements but I have little doubt that they take their allegiances invisibly from this same grim setup.

       13 likes

  38. StewGreen says:

    “SIR – How can the French be upset about our alliance with Australia and America to defend democracy in the Pacific region
    when they cannot be relied upon to control Calais beach?

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  39. tomo says:

    It looks from here as if the BBC *really * do want to even try and explain the (supposed) gas shortage and the shortage of dispatchable electric power.

    in fact I can’t think of a chronic problem that is clearly descending into a crisis where the BBC’s much vaunted research has been AWOL. (OK y’all know I’m exaggerating there…)

    We know that bias by omission is one of the pivotal tactics that they use – I don’t have much hope that anybody in the public space is going to do their homework on this and ask awkward questions,,,,

       12 likes

  40. MarkyMark says:

    OMISSION … it’s what is not said that is meant to make you think ….

    Remember, who you don’t mention that’s important to the BBC £3.5bn News Service … In July, after pressure from Ican, 122 nations adopted a UN treaty designed to ban and eventually eliminate all nuclear weapons. But none of the nine known nuclear powers in the world – including the UK and the US – signed up. {bbc.co.uk 06oct2017}

    – Why not mention all nine countries BBC, but make it look like the USA and UK are the baddies?

    USA; UK; Russia; France; China; India; Pakistan; North Korea; Israel

    – Why not mention all nine countries who did not sign up BBC?

       17 likes

  41. StewGreen says:

    The Gran Canaria eruption

       4 likes

  42. Thoughtful says:

    Interesting that there is further news / rumour / fear mongering that the lights will go out this winter, or even as early as Autumn. While the press is eagerly stirring the pot we need to remember that this is just the begining, and once the take up of electric cars goes up the lights most certainly will go out and personal transport will grind to a halt. So will almost everything else.

    Those foolish enough to have ignored all the warnings and have smart meters fitted will be the first to suffer as remote disconnection turns them off before everyone else.

    Central heating systems will not function without electricity and even gas fires rely on mains for ignition, some rely on fan assisted flues.
    Electric hobs and ovens won’t work, the wise installed gas knowing this was coming but even some knowing it was coming wanted easy clean surfaces!

    Be prepared! is still the motto of the Boy Scouts so how can you be prepared?
    Rechargeable torches and power banks to charge them up from. Solar chargers is another option.
    most people have battery powered electronics so make sure they are kept charged and that power banks are also charged mobile phone cells are often generator supported so is the telephone land line system so make sure you have a cheap plug in non cellular land line phone which doesn’t need mains power.

    If you are on electric for cooking buy a camping stove gas or spirits so you can at least have a warm drink, and heat a simple meal – which you should also have in the house for such an emergency.

    A battery powered radio is useful even if it is the BBC you listen to as they may be giving information on the situation, it is unlikely you will be able to access the internet.

    Be careful who you open the door to in these situations, even neighbours and friends can be a nightmare if they find you have a power bank to charge phones, and theres has run flat.

    The people who make some simple inexpensive preparations come through these events in much better shape than those who don’t. Remember that when these things start there is no real knowing how long they might last for or how people will behave in general.

    Take care and a little prep goes a long way.

       22 likes

    • G says:

      Thoughtful,

      Invest in a charger and a deep cycle battery. During the Three day week, I soldered a number of bulbs to a wire and spread them around the house with some switches. When the power came on: charge the battery. Ridiculous situation one day, we had no idea the power was on again being quite comfortable with our ‘secondary’ backup system.

         4 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      I have extensive experience of camping and recommend the ‘jetboil’ which -if – careful u can get for about £50 – you pay for what you get …

      Some are flogged them for over £80 which is saucy . I just got my second one …

         1 likes

      • G says:

        If you’ve got outside room to cook, the wonderful twig stove is hard to beat. Gather small branches etc from the road/pathway sides. ‘Fallers’. Come to that, I’ve just ordered a replacement for my severely rusted squirrel trap. I’ll not go hungry.

        A twig stove: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403048332090?

        Demountable to a ‘flat-pack’.

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  43. Rich says:

    Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10008715/Strictly-launchs-lowest-viewing-figures-attributed-lacklustre-line-up.html

    CCBGB shocker!!

    NB, The top comment when I posted this had hundreds of likes as it criticised the blatant bBbc agendas as the real cause of the dwindling viewing numbers. Now it’s gone. Shower of shit.

       20 likes

    • Rich says:

      Over 1000 comments on this article, the vast majority of which I am sure were critical of the bBbc, have been disappeared by the Daily Fail.

      In recent days the Mail Online has been slow to show or failed to print any comments on articles that seem supportive of traditionally left-wing issues such as identity politics and the green agenda or on those critical of more conservative viewpoints.

      Obviously this is because most of their readers do not share the views of the new look Fail, a fact that has been becoming more and more obvious for a while now. Geordie Greig and the girls now seem to have decided to declare openly it’s complete capitulation to the new establishment groupthink, no more hiding it’s new rainbow colours.

      It long ago became little more than clickbait churnalism, with poorly written articles and hyperbolic headlines, nothing more than promotional press for shallow “stars”, ITV reality shows, and “progressive” politics, now it seems it doesn’t feel the need to pretend to be anything else.

         16 likes

      • Thoughtful says:

        I think their website has a problem, because comments on many other stories aren’t showing up too.

           3 likes

  44. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – Past Chancellor of the Exchequer is not numerate! Who knew?!!

    High point of this afternoon’s programme for the Montacutie was talking to Gordon ‘Wasted Vaccines’ Brown, the man famous for pouring £4billions worth of UK taxpayer-funded vaccines down the drain in 2009/10. Gordon wants the first world/developed world/indutrialised world {delete that which you do not approve of] to share its unused Covid vaccines with the rest of the world before they go out of date. Well, he – of all people – should know about that.

    As a measure of the (in)competence of a man who was Chancellor of the Exchequer for a decade before becoming Prime Minister for three years, Gordon Brown demonstrated that he does not know: 1) the size of the world’s population, 2) how many people around the world have been vaccinated, and, 3) how to divide the number of Covid vaccines manufactured per month into the generally agreed number for the population of the world.

    Absolutely incredible that incompetence and even more remarkable that Gordon Brown was willing to demonstrate his incompetence on air on BBC R4! He is the UN Envoy for Global Education. Might need to take some primary lessons in multiplication and long division himself. Apparently, according to Sarah Montague, Gordon Brown is now the UN’s International Health Ambassador as well.

       13 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      The World Health Organization today announced the appointment of The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing. Mr Brown is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression through his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit. He mobilized world leaders to commit an additional $1.1 trillion to restore credit, growth and jobs to help the world economy through the global financial crisis.

      https://www.who.int/news/item/20-09-2021-former-u.k.-prime-minister-gordon-brown-appointed-world-health-organization-ambassador-for-global-health-financing

         5 likes

      • digg says:

        WHO Soros club, what club?

           3 likes

        • Up2snuff says:

          Er, as the World Financial Crisis started in 2007 and peaked in 2008 …. typical Labour Party, joining in with help when it is almost over.

             4 likes

      • Scroblene says:

        The WHO can look forward to inefficiency, stupid ideas, failures to appreciate commercial decisions, even more scary new covid variations, a weird presence in public, and a general public mistrust of the bloke who actually fomented the ‘depression’ of 2009, not saved it.

        The bloke’s a walking disaster, so I’m not surprised he’s quaffing at the WHO trough.

           14 likes

      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        Does the WHO have any gold?

           11 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Tony Blair is to step down next month as special representative of the Quartet of international powers seeking a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, after making little headway for nearly eight years and amid near-constant controversy about his role.

      Officials in Jerusalem said the former British prime minister had written to the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, to confirm his resignation.

      Quartet representatives were meeting later on Wednesday in Brussels to discuss the implications of Blair’s departure, including whether he would be replaced. But sources close to the grouping insisted that he would not be “disappearing from the scene” and would continue to work in a personal capacity to foster peace.

      Blair took on the Middle East job shortly after he left Downing Street in June 2007, and was given the task of helping develop the Palestinian economy and improve governance. But he struggled from the start.

      https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/27/tony-blair-resigns-as-middle-east-peace-envoy-report

         3 likes

  45. MarkyMark says:

    Stop having kids to save the planet ..

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58627115

       2 likes

  46. MarkyMark says:

    Nearly eight out of 10 of young Britons blame capitalism for the housing crisis and two-thirds want to live under a socialist economic system. How did that happen?

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/sep/20/eat-the-rich-why-millennials-and-generation-z-have-turned-their-backs-on-capitalism

       12 likes

    • Thoughtful says:

      Because no one told them they were already living under a socialist economic system, and no one also told them that socialism is even worse at providing for the people than capitalism.

      The big difference is that when your house collapses, under capitalism you can gain compensation, under Socialism they just shoot you if you survive!

         12 likes

  47. MarkyMark says:

    Guardian newspaper uses 2000 kids to say this represents ALL kids ….

    A Forefront Market Research poll commissioned by the IEA of just under 2,000 people aged between 16 and 34 in the UK, carried out between February and March 2021, found that:

    67 per cent say they would like to live in a socialist economic system.

    https://iea.org.uk/media/67-per-cent-of-young-brits-want-a-socialist-economic-system-finds-new-poll/

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/sep/20/eat-the-rich-why-millennials-and-generation-z-have-turned-their-backs-on-capitalism

       10 likes

  48. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #2 – for the privileged few

    Apparently the USA is in Lockdown as far as the UK and its nationals are concerned. The Prime Minister has to gone to the US (think he still has dual citizenship – may need a place to escape to when he becomes an ex-PM) and is able to fly there early, before the UN General Assembly, to lobby President Beijing Biden to open up to the UK traveller. JustRemainIn Webb and his wife want to go and visit friends in the US.

    Apparently, Laura ‘Part-time’ Kuenssberg has stowed away on the PM’s flight so as to save on carbon emissions and awkward questions at immigration. She reported from a Noisy New York.

    There’s nothing quite like a taxpayer funded jolly for the Beeboids.

       23 likes

    • G.W.F. says:

      Laura K travelled with Treezer May to the US and was able to keep an eye on her in case she departed from the BBC script.
      Same for Mr Nut Nuts.

         8 likes

  49. digg says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09vj9yr

    “I rarely come into this part of the Met museum (USA) because it’s not relatable”

    Says black mother of black daughter.

    Tracy-Ann Samuel and her daughters take a closer look at the triumphant imagery in the American Wing, and reflect on the lack of representation of women and people of colour.

    That would be because it’s recalling the true imagery of lots of white fella’s fighting for the USA, the clue is in the name “museum”.

    I dare say she wouldn’t find pictures of men in the trenches on the Somme “relatable” either…

    There’s offence taken and professional grievance offence taken…

    The BBC just adore the latter, and notice their slimy inclusion of the word “triumphant” to be now included in the bad word lexicon at the BBC when applied to men, especially white men.

    Drip…drip….drip….

       29 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      African culture is not valid for Westerners?

         7 likes

    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I don’t happen to find 90% of TV adverts “relatable”, since I am not in a mixed relationship, but I don’t think the BBC would care what I think.

         15 likes

    • Sick of it all says:

      Small minds only tend to get smaller with age. I adore investigating other cultures and their history, so the lady in question is simply ignorant and will pass on that ignorance to her child. Thus, the cycle of idiocy continues into another generation. We see this on the Left: the Gen z’s who ‘hate’ Margaret Thatcher but weren’t even a twinkle in the milkman’s eye when she was PM. Stupid is as stupid does.

         1 likes

  50. Thoughtful says:

    Just thinking a little more on these issues and how distracted we have all become by the prima facie titles of the lefts identity groups, yet how all of them are connected by one single goal, a White genocide.

    Even something like climate change which appears to be about the climate isn’t. It’s a direct attack on N America, Western Europe, and it does nothing about S America, Africa Asia Asia Minor, Middle East & most of Eastern Europe especially Russia.

    All of these movements from BLM to LGBT qwerty to Islam to mass migration are all directed to one end, the genocide of White Western Culture, some are actually voicing how desireable this would be.

    Bear this in mind for the future, many many people are seeing the contradictions but not putting the pieces of the jigsaw together.

       26 likes

    • G says:

      Thoughtful,

      You can bet your bottom dollar that when the last whitee stands in front of the baying crowd and is given the loaded revolver, no matter how he supported, ‘the cause’, he will happily finish himself off. For the common good, you understand.

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