319 Responses to Start the Week 20 September 2021

  1. Stevo says:

    It is a very odd situation. Western culture of the late 20th early 21st century seems to be the best place and time ever for:-
    Equality of the sexes
    Tolerance of homosexuality
    Intolerance of racism
    It isn’t perfect and I am sure there are many improvements still to make. That said the media seem intent on trashing the best place on the planet to live in any era so far as we know and promoting the exact opposite.
    I do feel there is something afoot in the background which is hidden.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “The Strange Death of Europe: Douglas Murray {amazon}” and “Seeing Things as They Are: Selected Journalism and Other Writings: George Orwell {amazon}“.

      “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”
      – George Orwell


    • Square-Eyed says:

      In some respects I agree with you, Stevo. Technology continues to advance, taking much of the drudgery out of modern living. Medical knowledge also increases, so there are more ways of extending length of life and providing remedies to physical afflictions. As you say, Western culture enables us as citizens of the UK to reap the benefits of these improvements as they become available.

      On the other hand our nation in turning to ways of unrighteousness has killed nine million babies since the introduction of the Abortion Act in 1967. That is half as much again as the Nazi holocaust, admittedly over a longer period of time. Like it or not, we live in God’s world and he is not an impassive spectator on the sidelines. Though scripture teaches us he is longsuffering towards rebellious peoples, there will eventually be a reckoning. Already we see this nation turning to various forms of foolishness, well documented by readers of this website. I fear these are harbingers of more severe aspects of his wrath in years to come.


  2. MarkyMark says:

    Are we living through the great derangement of our times?

    In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray investigates the dangers of ‘woke’ culture and the rise of identity politics. In lively, razor-sharp prose he examines the most controversial issues of our moment: sexuality, gender, technology and race, with interludes on the Marxist foundations of ‘wokeness’, the impact of tech and how, in an increasingly online culture, we must relearn the ability to forgive.

    The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity Audible Logo Audible Audiobook – Unabridged


    • Fedup2 says:

      I think we are seeing the impact of the internet now that one generation has grown up with it .

      Also people now have a choice of sources of information – a development which the BBC hates because the monopoly is being gradually broken both by its ‘ decision to be propaganda machine as well as external sources of views and priorities .

      But there are so many problems – and to list just a few –

      The 24/7 news
      The news agenda
      What does/doesnt get attention
      Dumbing down leading to –
      Constant hyperbole / hysteria

      Unfortunately i think the majority of western minds dont realise this – yet .


      • MarkyMark says:

        The children I teach are indifferent to the adult world. This defies the experience of thousands of years. A close study of what big people were up to was always the most exciting occupation of youth, but nobody wants to grow up these days and who can blame them? Toys are us. … Time for a return to democracy, individuality, and family. I’ve said my piece. Thank you. {naturalchild.org – john gatto – jan1990}

        relates to Westerners: Guilty of Reading the News {atestoneinstitute.org 27sep2017}



  3. tomo says:

    Any BBC News drones idly looking here

    the world wholesale price for gas has actually dropped the past few days:

    1st Jan 2021 = 2.196.

    15th Sept 2021 = 5.664

    Today @ 13.30 = 5.105.

    WHY is the UK price different?


  4. Guest Who says:

    Oh, Lordy me…


    • Guest Who says:

      Her last tweet post…


      • Guest Who says:

        Time for Vile.


      • theisland says:

        Brendan O’Neill

        The recording was given to Ben Hunte at Vice. (Remember when Vice was fun? When it would send its middle-class hipster journalists to hang out with meth dealers in Michigan rather than to throw women under the bus for referring to people with penises as men?) Vice’s presentation of its ‘scoop’ was extraordinarily disingenuous. ‘UK equalities minister goes on anti-LGBTQ rant in leaked audio’, its headline screamed, while its actual report demonstrated that Badenoch had done no such thing.

        All that Vice had heard Badenoch saying is that the minority-rights movement seems to have gone down a rabbit hole in recent years. ‘It’s no longer about minority rights in terms of race anymore or nationality’, she reportedly said. ‘It’s now, you know, like, it’s not even about sexuality now, it’s now like the whole transgender movement, where, okay well we’ve got gay marriage, and civil partnerships, so what are transsexuals looking for?’ Good question. She then mentions ‘the whole bathroom thing’, where ‘you now want to have men using women’s bathrooms’. And that’s it. That’s the smoking gun. Pulitzer for Hunte!


        • MarkyMark says:

          No one reads the actual comments – just the headlines.


        • Sick of it all says:

          I remember when Vice was fun. I still retain a copy of the infamous Do’s and Don’ts book, which was hilariously irreverent at the time. The mighty do tend to fall, given a long enough timeline.


    • Guest Who says:

      Musical chairs.


      • Philip_2 says:

        Arhhh! that be TOP Salaries dept. BBC Third floor.

        BBC ‘hiding’ top presenters’ salaries, say MPs, as they prepare to quiz director-general

        Corrie’s Zeedan reveals deadly secret after framing Ryan for brutal…
        Career lows: the worst films these actors ever made

        The BBC is “hiding” the salaries of top presenters, MPs have claimed, as they prepare to warn corporation boss Tim Davie that the organisation must be “more open” about its talent wage bill.

        Telegraph today on the BBC gravy train. Its the same each year as a badge of pride (only in the BBC tent).

        Eventually, the TAPS will be turned off, but our MPs are powerless other than ‘indignation’. And how do the BBC make the wage bill from a paltry £4.8 Billion etc. When they are always (so called) penniless, is a classic British farce once a year. If only they paid tax on it, we could remodel the NHS.



  5. G.W.F. says:

    England cricket team not going to peaceful Pakistan, reports BBC, citing security problems. Hints about Afgie, but no mention about the ideology/religion of Pakistan


  6. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, BBC Radio 4 heads to its happy place…

    The crew of the British slave ship Zong threw 132 enslaved African people from its human cargo into the sea to drown in 1781.


  7. gb123 says:

    Solution to the Channel issue.
    Borrow this lot and you won’t see a quicker reverse course, including the French coast guard.


    Credit: https://english.jagran.com/trending/taliban-militants-pedal-boats-with-guns-at-bande-amir-national-park-see-viral-pictures-here-10032394


  8. Guest Who says:

    QT panel sorted.


    If they can swing Jez on pots, who needs a rigged audience?


  9. StewGreen says:

    Local ITV news
    #3 Wacky Grimsby anaesthetist Dr Hossam Metwally i sentenced to 14.5 years
    for doing bizarre exorcism ceremonies that nearly poised to death his girlfriend.
    found on July 4 2019 in a deep coma, on the brink of a cardiac arrest and with a fluid line inserted in her chest after engaging in an exorcism ritual the previous evening.


    #4 “Campaign to celebrate Boston’s diverse community”


  10. Guest Who says:

    When the bbc finds bedfellows, worry.


    • MarkyMark says:

      When the Three Gorges Dam was built, 39 trillion kilograms of water from the Yangtze River built up behind it to 175 meters above sea level. This altered the Earth’s moment of inertia changed ever so slightly, causing the rotation to move more slowly. This is the same principle behind why figure skaters tuck in their arms to spin faster.

      NASA has calculated that the dam only slows the rotation by 0.06 microseconds, which is six hundredths of a millionth of a second. Our planet’s rotation speed actually fluctuates fairly often, as it can be influenced by earthquakes, the moon, and the climate change-induced movement of the North Pole.



  11. Guest Who says:

    Sopes free?


  12. Guest Who says:

    The Graun and bbc use this image now as much as the steam photoshopped black one on cooling towers.


    • Philip_2 says:

      And all that dry-ice during the panto season! I am sure the BBC will use lots of it anyway for the annual Christmas Turkey – the Dr Who Boxing days special, will therefore be seriously affected…


  13. Guest Who says:

    Blondes have more…


    • JimS says:

      First Technology Editor for BBC News…

      … not to be confused with Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News’ technology correspondent.

      Keep changing the job title and we can all be first!

      (Marianna Spring, first Reader of Broadcast News, BBC, [Female, non-colour])


    • MarkyMark says:

      Men can have babies as well! Bigots!


  14. theisland says:


  15. Jeff says:

    So, our hopeless PM is over in the States fretting about climate change…again.

    Meanwhile, back in Blighty, we’re heading towards Autumn and Winter and facing an impending energy crisis. This twat can’t do anything right.

    Fuel bills are going to sky rocket and there are predictions of power cuts. Just what we bleedin’ need…

    If you’re an OAP living on a paltry pension this could be calamitous. Some pensioners I know sit in the dark so they can keep the heating on.

    Of course, if you’re some well heeled, climate fanatic who spends his time looking out for melting ice caps, then you’re probably not too bothered.

    You know, I really wish we had a grown up in Number 10.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I saw the hapless kemi someone doing his ‘ dont panic ‘ act in the commons

      Reading between the lines it really said ‘we are screwed so panic ‘

      As for welfare – i reckon theyll still dump the universal credit thing but up the winter fuel thing – non means tested – cue lord sugar bitching about getting a £400 cheque …


  16. 1 of 8e9 says:

    Posted a few years ago:

    “They want the white man’s world but they don’t want the white man in it; but what they can’t fathom is that the white man’s world comes with the white man and leaves with him.” Unknown.


  17. tomo says:

    Anybody interested in similar for UK domestic use?



  18. StewGreen says:

    Yesterday 6:30pm BBC1 a show was at Chelsea Garden Show doing a segment about the COP26 Climate Change Garden

    Today 7:58pm SAME GARDEN
    Joe Swift “Just across the way is another timely garden, this is the RHS COP26 garden
    Sophie Raworth “..just in time for the United Nations Climate conference in November …. we can all play out part in helping the planet”
    OK so a shorter item this time

    The prog began “An event supported by M & G Investments”
    .. hang on that is a ADVERT on the BBC

    7:55pm “Here we are are at the BBC One Show Garden
    The Garden of Hope designed by our very own Arit Anderson”


  19. Thoughtful says:

    Another piece to add to our electricity woes is that the cable which connects Britain to France to bail our hopelessly ineffective government out of their own stupidity has caught fire and is inoperable, and isn’t going to be fixed until the end of March.

    We normally also import LPG from the nice friendly state of Qatar, except this year they sold it all in advance to countries in SE Asia, so we won’t be getting any of that.

    On top of that a colder than average Winter ( they don’t tell you when it gets cold – only hot fits the narrative) means European gas reserves are pretty low too, plus Russia has been turning down the supply.

    Prices have gone from 10p per therm in June to 90p currently, and while this shouldn’t cause problems for generators, because the UK has put all its eggs in one basket it certainly is causing problems now.

    Tories are calling on the hopeless fool in charge to cut the green taxes on energy temporarily, but Boris the Red is a stone cold Socialist and tax cuts are not in his agenda.

    Where was all this green nonsense in the manifesto? Well as Nigel Farage said, it’s a book of lies and it’s not binding so they can do just as they please once elected.


  20. Eddy Booth says:


    ..and they don’t have the BBC as their national broadcaster.


  21. StewGreen says:

    Monday morning Kay Burley said footage of the VOLCANO eruption at La Palma
    was further evidence of CLIMATE change
    Her colleague Tamara Cohen played along not contradicting her and a few seconds later the footage appeared in the background (second video BiasMonitor tweeted)
    this is #clownworld media stuff
    SkyNews make out they’re the kings of Climate reporting & they come out with this crap
    video : https://twitter.com/BiasMonitor/status/1440038801368223749


    • Philip_2 says:

      The mind boggles. Volcanoes have absolutely nothing at all to do with Climate Change. The Earth continents have been moving around for eons. No doubt its all been checked by the BBC false news unit and given a tick by Sky News who have to share journalists during the pandemic to make ends meet.


      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        Everybody knows it’s not climate change that caused the volcano, it was, of course, brexit.


    • tomo says:

      eeesh….. it’s moments like that that make me cynical about just anything most professional effing airheads in front of camera presume to comment on…

      It’s rudimentary stuff and a screeching fail …. but they just sail on with it….

      “crank” hardly covers it, it makes “B Ark” passengers look positively cerebral …


  22. Eddy Booth says:

    “Why is there a CO2 shortage and how will it hit food supplies?”

    Let me guess.. because we’re afraid of modern coal burning powerstations with carbon capture .
    Wrong..apparently it’s because:

    “Two large UK fertiliser factories, on Teesside and in Cheshire, have stopped work because of soaring wholesale gas prices.
    The plants also make CO2 – as a by-product…”

    Crazy , they berate us for creating CO2 footprints, but also cry because there’s a shortage.
    The farmers need to buy fertiliser because the atmosphere isn’t rich enough in natural CO2?


    • Philip_2 says:

      That would be NITROGEN fertilizer. CO2 is a by product but so is many explosives that were used in the second world war. Lots of CO2 then, called explosions.

      Incidentally the BBC would never tell you that the Germans made a killing inventing the process called the Haber Bosch process which gave German industry a new direction ever since… Ammunition was a by- product’ as well as fertilzer.
      (French industry relies on huge amounts of Nitrogen fertilizer. But its not taxed as CO2 is now).



  23. Guest Who says:



  24. Guest Who says:


    • StewGreen says:

      BTW that’s the same video .. I embedded 20 hours ago on page 1 of this thread.

      Grr in a normal tweet the videos play directly here
      But that video is inside a quoted tweet ..
      So If I click to play the video it opens up a new tab with Twitter and then I have to click play again and close the tab when I’ve finished


  25. Thoughtful says:


    Today the Dow Jones fell over 600 points and 2% has been wiped off the values of US shares. It is said to be over concerns of a Chinese property company Evergrande and the the levels of debt it is carrying, however often like an avalanche the tiniest shock can send the whole thing scooting off down the hill in an almighty plunge.

    Later this week profits figures are set to be released and if they don’t measure up to expectations the whole market could go into free fall.

    This isn’t unexpected, but the timing is of course uncertain. If the market and the economy does collapse it will be yet another crisis for Biden and his goons to foul up over.

    These are serious times, and I have to say I am not enjoying them at all. Not one bit.


    • Philip_2 says:

      Yes I am observing that Biden will not want to take Credit but he is leading the US to a more serious crisis and asks everybody else share the pain – as a sign of loyalty.

      I think they are creating a great ‘depression’ and linking that somehow to a ‘climate emergency’ to give themselves emergency powers. Its not Biden its what is behind the puppet that will matter, and I think we can give up any hope of US leadership, although i do think they have something or aiming for China.

      The US is a protectorate of TAIWAN. China has threatened Australia and cut of trade imports. China has also forced local Asian countries to recognise TAIWAN as part of China on all maps and geography. Its also threatening Japan territorial waters (as is the North Korean nutter). So even though Biden will be pushed out (sideways) its worrying as he has had close business links to China…

      And then Australia will have our Nuclear submarines soon.


    • Sluff says:

      Share your concerns.
      With Boris throwing money at everything and the government accepted as being to blame for nearly everything, and with increasing inflation, it is increasingly feeling like the 1970s.
      Which will not turn out well.


  26. Sluff says:

    It has been stated in terms above by various contributors.

    But is it not deliciously wonderful that the eco-fanatics at the BBC are now complaining about a shortage of Carbon Dioxide?
    Almost as wonderful as, with ghastly reluctance, they are noting that it just isn’t windy enough to create their hallowed green energy and so we are relying on gas!

    This is the sort of behaviour which gives hypocrisy a bad name.


  27. taffman says:

    “Electricity energy costs damaging sector, says UK Steel”
    This industry is vital to Great Britain!
    Green Energy is killing us while China builds more coal fired power stations .
    We have a joke government that will see us go to the wall because of virtue signalling. Ie, hidden ‘Green Subsidy’.


  28. tomo says:

    Flat out bonkers …. you’ll see …


  29. JohnC says:

    ‘Diversity praise for CBeebies over new host.’

    ‘Twitter users expressed how important it was to see diversity on television channels which are aimed at the next generation.’

    You rarely see such a self-praising article as this.

    Along with a video of some CBeebies bimbo talking to him like he is a complete retard.

    1) Since when was mental disability ever part of ‘diversity’

    2) The BBC are pushing this boy on the screen and it will be awkward and at times humiliating for him. He’s being paraded like he is in a circus just so the far-Left BBC can claim some sort of moral superiority.

    Just to get this ‘diversity’ into perspective, about 0.0005% of the population have Downs sydrome.

    Many may disagree – but I think this is a cynical, unpleasant thing for the BBC to do. I feel sorry for George. They did the same thing to Greta – another child with a disability used for the agenda. Though I have trouble feeling sorry for her.

    How far does it go ?. What’s next ?.


    • JimS says:

      It used to be that only the truly talented got to go on stage or screen.

      Now we have women’s ‘football’ and The Birthday Cake Game in which Z-list ‘celebrities’ guess the ages of C-list ‘celebrities’.

      The BBC does have some lower limit on dross though as they rejected my idea for a radio comedy show Pull A Cracker on the ridiculous grounds that it was ‘misogynist’.

      Hopefully I will do better with the radio show Draughts as Met. favourites ‘Insulate Britain’ give it free publicity. I expect it will depend on whether Richard Osman or Sue Perkins are available?


      • JohnC says:

        That’s sad to hear because it doesn’t sound like my latest sitcom ‘The tart next door is gagging for it’ stands much of a chance.


        • Garry Lavin says:

          Ha ha. Proper humour.


        • Zelazek says:

          Great stuff, guys. But be careful that people don’t steal your ideas.

          I used to fancy myself as a gag and sketch writer. There was a TV show in 1982 called OTT hosted by Chris Tarrant. I sent them a sketch about two pandas in a Moscow zoo, a male trying to woo a female. The amorous male brings the female a present of an LP. She is initially excited and is hoping it is going to be an American jazz record that he has smuggled into the Soviet Union. But she is deflated when she discovers it is an album of music from the state funeral of Joseph Stalin. Another failed attempt at getting pandas to breed!

          The programme never used the sketch. In fact I heard nothing from them and thought no more about it myself. But, blow me, about a year later a programme called Who Dares Wins appears which includes sketches with Rory McGrath and Jimmy Mulville dressed up as giant pandas. Immediately I thought they had stolen my idea. Then I calmed down and realised it wasn’t impossible for writers to come up with this panda idea independently of each other.

          But then in one of their panda sketches (there was a different panda sketch each week) my joke about a record containing state funeral music appeared. I knew then that someone somewhere had read my original script. It became more likely in my mind that my whole original idea about pandas had been stolen as well.

          Of course I can’t prove any of this. Whenever unknown writers complain about this sort of thing they are always dismissed as liars and fantasists and paranoiacs and bitter failed writers. The message from on high is always that established writers on respectable TV shows are incapable of theft and plagiarism. I freely admit that ideas belong to no-one and float about in the ether where it’s possible for them to be simultaneously grabbed by writers unknown to each other. But I also know that when you see something good the human desire to grab it and pass it off as your own is very strong.


          • Sick of it all says:

            There is also the unusual scenario that if you sit on a great idea for long enough, someone else will eventually think of it and make it a reality. This happened once to me years ago whilst throwing around new business ideas with my then girlfriend. We were brainstorming about a restaurant and came up with Union Jack’s: contemporary versions of British food classics in a themed venue festooned with flags, pictures of Churchill, Carry On stars etc. We never followed through on the idea and I was knocked sideways about four years later when Jamie Oliver did EXACTLY what we’d outlined, even down to the name. The original conversation was never mentioned outside of our bedroom.

            Strange, but true.


      • Garry Lavin says:

        Ha ha ha.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I think i can beat that ‘ comedic concept ‘ because i think the ‘ tart next door to me ‘ is running a brothel ( ive not asked if i get a discount yet ) …


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Good post JohnC, I’ve been thinking the same for some time now. Many of the ‘heroes’ and ‘victims’ showcased by the MSM (it’s not just the BBC) are actually unfortunate individuals who in an earlier age would have been called ‘freaks’.

      You can dress it up in as much virtue signalling as you like, but there really isn’t any difference between it and the circus ‘freak shows’ of the past.


  30. Scroblene says:

    Actually, Tomo has the answer for a new sitcom above!

    ‘Flat out bonkers’!

    Sounds about right for the awful dross from the bbbc…


  31. micknotmike says:

    Education is a wonderful thing, our beloved broadcaster has the following article running :-

    Joe Biden presidency – five huge challenges looming

    They are :-

    Biden’s “Build back better” plan

    Marriana should check this; maybe she can count to five.

    It could be that the fifth one involves the Mexican border, but we won’t hear about that as Fox have been banned from flying a drone over the area.

    Instead on the bbc we get a long story about “Alex” and his “Struggle” to escape war-torn France to claim asylum in Britain. Bless. You won’t see footage of that either.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Reference CAS-6617681-T3R8R9

      Dear Mr H

      Thank you for contacting us about Beyond 100 Days on the BBC News Channel. We note and appreciate your concerns.

      We can assure you that the scheduling of Beyond 100 Days has no relevance to the recent US Presidential elections. We would also highlight that you can continue to watch BBC News with Katty and Christian on the BBC New Channel.

      BBC News never takes a position on any story that we cover.

      We do value your feedback about this. All complaints are sent to senior management and we’ve included your points in our overnight report.

      These reports are among the most widely read sources of feedback in the company and ensures that your concerns have been seen by the right people quickly. This helps inform their decisions about current and future content.

      Kind regards,

      Darren Loughlin

      BBC Complaints Team

      – – – –


      President Trump’s 100 Days President Biden’s 0 Day 

      Dear Winston Smith in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth,

      You covered President Trump’s 100 Days and then produced a Beyond 100 Days to hold power to account.

      Why have you not done the same for President Biden to hold power to account?

      ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’ 


      Thank you again for contacting us,

      BBC Complaints Team


      • Guest Who says:

        If that is a recent reply, Daz took his time.

        Katty iirc is off writing books about trophy hunting Republicans now.

        Christian still trying to change his name so as to not get fired.

        Idiot ideological blonde and bozo propaganda is now handled by BS and Sopes.


      • Garry Lavin says:

        Quite so.


      • Northern Voter says:

        Must be the only Christian working for the Black Broadcasting Corporation.

        Sorry GW posted without seeing your post, bloody NHS glasses.


  32. Guest Who says:

    What POA is an acronym for is a concern.


    • Scroblene says:

      It’s actually a term of endearment from somewhere Dorset up to Wiltshire!

      Of course, if ‘victims’ start moaning about it, the BBC will be down there like a shot to film the agony!


      • Fedup2 says:

        Scrob – I’m really sorry but I’ve looked on the map of the London Underground and can’t find a ‘Dorset’ or ‘Wiltshire’ stop . Are these places outside the m25 ?

        ( by the way the greenies are changing tactic from blocking the m25 to putting down grass on it )


      • G.W.F. says:

        Many people in the North call each other Duck.
        Is that sexist?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Oh god – another warning sign before any comedy from before 1990 … groovy baby ( baby is probably deemed offensive to children below a defined age) …


    • TrickCyclist says:

      I remember being told by my English teacher that “burde” was Middle English for “young woman.”
      That was back in the days when English teachers had bushy moustaches and corduroy jackets that reeked of tobacco. They’ve probably decided differently now.
      (Fed – Forces TV puts up that warning – “Language and attitudes” – at the beginning of each episode of The Brittas Empire and it was made DURING the 90s. Really the only warning it requires is “Not that funny.”)


      • Fedup2 says:

        Trick – thank you – I’m a sneaky watcher of Forces TV as well as the one with the very old films ….


  33. Tabs says:

    Universal credit: When will the £20 increase stop?

    Not one BAME face to be seen in this BBC article. Usual BBC tactic to show BAME faces when it’s about doctors, engineers etc but if it’s about food banks or UC then they show white faces.


    • Guest Who says:

      If I were parent to or a twenty something attractive young lady of frizzy hair (that almost no one in the U.K. has), I’d be donning a lab coat and heading to a shoot pdq and submitting to Getty before you can say ‘payday’.

      Sadly lads of color holding kitchenware… not so much.


    • JohnC says:

      Yup :

      Feel good = BAME pictures
      Something not right or bad = white people.

      It’s happened enough times now for it to be beyond doubt it is deliberate and intentional BBC policy.

      Which makes them racists.


  34. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Justin Rowlatt tries to solve the CO2 crisis all on his own

    He drives to Yorkshire to demonstrate ‘what we can all do to stop the world heating up and the Climate Crisis’ and in so doing, he demonstrates his lack of scientific and engineering knowledge and the typical arrogance of the BBC and a Beeboid. “We know what is best for you and for the planet but we will ignore what we and the environmentalists (a.k.a. mentalistEnviros) have said about CO2 and methane in the process.”

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m all in favour of composting. On the Snuffy Estate, the under-Gardener’s Assistant (ie. me) is charged with adding certain organic materials to the compost heap. But I know what a compost heap produces and the man Justin Rowlatt interviews who has forty (yes, 40!) compost heaps is contributing a lot of methane to the atmosphere. Environmentalists (a.k.a. mentalistEnviros) will tell you that methane is even worse than CO2 for Global Warming Emissions. Eeeeeeek!

    Listening to this part of TOADY you realise that part of the world, including the BBC, is going evilly insane and is busy inflicting this evil insanity on everyone else in the UK and listeners overseas.

    Will Justin Rowlatt’s production of extra CO2 help the food processors and food packaging industry. Am afraid not, all his CO2 went to waste. He might as well have stayed in London or Salford.


    • Scroblene says:

      A good dose of widdle does marvels for a compost heap, but preferably applied at night…

      Luckily, I don’t listen to Gardener’s Question Time, or watch Countryfile any more, as it’s all over-woked and guaranteed to put budding gardeners off a fabulous pastime for life!

      My collection of Bordeaux mixture bottles will see me out, and we had no blight at all! What’s the sense in banning such a tiny amount of chemicals, which farmers blatantly use in the next field!

      Don’t ask anyone in W1AA, they’ll scream and scream until they’re shick!


      • Up2snuff says:

        Indeed, Scrobie, and I thought of you, the Senora and our Stew as Master Gardeners this morning. I know you don’t want to scare the neighbours or frighten the horses and old ladies but I seem to recall that Bob Flowerdew, where-ever he served his gardening apprenticeship, was encouraged on arrival at College in the morning to climb a ladder adjacent to the compost heap and ’empty his fluid contents’ onto the College compost heap.

        Early morning is the ‘richest’ time to do this, according to the scientists but you will be (spot) lit by the low, early sun, so you may wish to look away now.

        Apparently, it was a bit tricky for the girls on the course to do this so they were excused.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I used to ‘empty my fluids ‘ onto the compost heap . Luckily the case was discontinued by the CPS if i went on the register …


          • BRISSLES says:

            Its also good to wash your hands in – the best remedy for making rough hands soft. My old granny (circa 1900-1984) told me this, as there were no such things as hand lotions when she was a girl !!

            No toothpaste either, so soot was taken from up the chimney and rubbed on teeth – which makes sense, as I’ve seen some toothpaste contains ‘charcoal’ for whiter teeth.


  35. Rich says:

    In the sexist, misogynist, white patriarchic world that the bBbc inhabit any female “first” has to be celebrated, often making headline news like this story here.


    “Very much under-represented in the plumbing industry” apparently.

    Teaching in general? No, alright there it seems, no issues at all.


    84.5% of primary teachers in NI are female, 77% in teaching posts here overall are women.

    The bBbc don’t seem to be interested in this news. Funny that.


  36. Thoughtful says:

    Just thinking, that now the lights going out in Britain would be a really good thing.

    People shivering in Winter, a few dying of hypothermia perhaps, the BBC being off air or at least TVs being off.
    Food in short supply and bellies being empty.

    This punch in the face might be just what it needs to wake the sleepy indolents of Britain up to the dangers of Socialism and get rid of the woke Tory leadership because if that doesn’t end Boris the bottlers premiership nothing will.


  37. MarkyMark says:

    African afro hair stops those sitting behind being educated due to reducing visibility of the black board (white board).


  38. MarkyMark says:

    Children Under 12
    In March 2021, Pfizer and BioNTech dosed the first healthy children in a global Phase 1/2/3 continuous study to further evaluate the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children 11 years to 6 month old.


  39. Thoughtful says:

    Media bias over the gas price and energy crisis.

    You think this isn’t affecting Europe as a whole? Well you wouldn’t if you relied on UK media which is presenting the whole thing as a purely British problem and using it as a weapon to criticise Brexit.

    ALL of Europe is suffering with energy prices in Greece being double what they are in Britain. Spain is suffering and so is Germany – not that you’d know it because the lack of reporting is deafening !


  40. vlad says:

    Usually the BBC are fascinated – some would say ‘obsessed’ – by all things black and all things gay, right?

    Well, no: not when the perpetrator of two rapes is – ahem – black and gay.

    This handsome dude raped and robbed two men he met on Grindr, the gay dating app.

    The BBC are remarkably insouciant, ignoring the story completely. Funny that.




  41. The Mouse says:


    He could well be a BBC employee.


  42. Halifax says:

    As the obsession with man made climate change continues I was sat wondering what new words have been introduced to the English Language to describe these phenomena’s. So obviously as climate change is man made new types of weather would appear that need new titles.
    Conclusion and a bit of a spoiler, all types of weather have been named and identified well before the industrial revolution, so eco loons describe me one weather phenomena that has only arisen since post industrialisation???
    Hers my list.

    Forest Fire
    Cloud Burst
    Sand Storm
    Heat Wave
    Indian Summer
    Land Slide.

    There you go and as for frequency you have hundrereds of TV channels that have nothing to do but report weather.


  43. TrickCyclist says:

    I was in an old neighborhood this morning, not where I used to live but where I would spend my pocket money in a toy shop.
    Well, two doors away from where that once stood is now an African food shop that advertises phone and currency deals in its windows (this is suburban, not inner city England).
    Two black guys came out of flats above another shop (I was like a spot on a domino, as Bernard Manning would have said) and got into a van marked “Jobyco.” Turns out this is an outfit which ships between Britain and Ghana.
    And these people have the absolute nerve to label us “colonists.”


  44. tomo says:


  45. Guest Who says:

    BBC News has appointed Jess Brammar as executive news editor, news channels, and Paul Danahar as executive news editor, World story team. Jess was editor-in-chief of HuffPost UK until earlier this year. In her new role, she will oversee the BBC’s two 24 hour news channels – BBC World News and the BBC News Channel. Paul Danahar is currently the BBC Americas bureau chief in Washington DC, running multi-platform news operations across North, Central, and South America.


    Two very bbc moves.


  46. Guest Who says:

    Remember that new lady of avian effect who has joined Wendy’s merry crew? The one RTing ex colleague Ben, now of Vice…


  47. Guest Who says:

    The question being, why bother?


    • Fedup2 says:

      World at one
      Continuing the tough times theme – interview with woman whose husband is on £25 k and has 3 young kids . The family is working at the end of its’ budget .

      So she said they are dumping the TV to save money .
      I was so desperate to hear what they are going to do instead of having the TV but the question never came ….

      Is the BBC agenda to keep the universal credit thing going ? I understand it ends on 2 october – we can expect more because Labour has called a debate on it .

      Angie will be doing her tourets act calling out ‘Tory scum ‘ again ….


    • Garry Lavin says:

      I used to take evening school photography students there….to photograph the desolate dockside and cranes etc.


    • Banania says:

      The World Service as it has become would be no great loss.


  48. MarkyMark says:

    If sex is a social construct why are the olympics segregated by sex?