519 Responses to Midweek Thread 22 September 2021

  1. MarkyMark says:

    Angela Merkel votes against same sex marriage law in Germany ‘because marriage is between a man and woman’
    Chancellor prompted snap vote by allowing party and coalition partners ‘vote of conscience’

    Lizzie Dearden
    Friday 30 June 2017

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/angela-merkel-same-sex-marriage-vote-germany-legalisation-lgbt-rights-christian-democrat-man-woman-a7815846.html

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    “While climate change denial has been
    utterly discredited, we still face an equally pernicious obstacle – climate delay. ” Keir Starmer

    Order-order

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  3. MarkyMark says:

    Emily Thornberry is not going to like Keir’s new document …

    “Nationalists like to portray themselvesas patriots. But patriotism andnationalism are not the same. In fact, theyare opposites. Nationalism representsan attempt to divide people from oneanother; patriotism is an attempt tounite people of different backgrounds.Nationalism is about the casting out ofthe other; patriotism is about findingcommon ground. Nationalism is theflag as a threat. Patriotism is the flag as acelebration.”

    order-order.com

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  4. MarkyMark says:

    Now is not the time for halfmeasures.– Mark Carney, VeniceInternational Climate Conference, July 2021

    The future is unwritten.– Joe Strummer, The Clash

    Keir Starmer quotes….
    order-order.com

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  5. Foscari says:

    The default position of the BBC and the advertising business
    is to use ethnic photos or ethnic models to represent what they
    presenting or trying to sell. Be it gas bills on the BBC internet pages
    or selling ANYTHING so far as the advertising marketing agencies are concerned. The UK is still has a
    demographically 80% indigenous population. Somebody please explain to me
    what is going on with these organizations?

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    • taffman says:

      Foscari
      “what is going on with these organizations?”

      London–centric, virtue signalling, advertising consultancy agencies.
      Simples.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Foscari
      I think it’s a sort of ‘madness of crowds ‘ thing where they all sit about trying to outwoke each other because they think this gets them more approval ….
      ……it’s the same mentality which changes batsman into ‘bat person ‘
      Somewhere there is one hypersensitive loon who is ‘offended ‘by the term batsman – and a whole historic culture is changed at the drop of a bale to accommodate them .

      As for the demography of those thousands of adds with coloured of various brands – all it does for me is to positively avoid them ….

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      • taffman says:

        IMHO, OfCom is partially responsible for this woke nonsense .
        Its time it was scrapped along with its Woke sister.
        Are you readers with me ?

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      • Sick of it all says:

        That’s all it is: approval.

        Or put another way: attention seeking.

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      • digg says:

        I agree Fed, I am sensing a worsening in racial tensions among people I talk to since the forced exposure to unrealistic portrayals on tv in every way be it shows, quizzes, drama, light entertainment, soaps. It’s a headlong rush and I can only assume the producers are looking for a special place in diversity heaven in the future. Meanwhile more and more people just stop watching or buying.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Digg
          The harm done by frankly ridiculous attempts at ‘integration ‘ – such as casting woman as men or coloured actors in the role of white people can’t really be measured .

          I think it is one of those ‘growing pains ‘ kidults with influence are going through . …

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Impartiality lies at the heart of public service and is the core of the BBC’s commitment to its audiences. It applies to all our output and services – television, radio, online, and in our international services and commercial magazines. We must be inclusive, considering the broad perspective and ensuring the existence of a range of views is appropriately reflected
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/guidelines/impartiality”

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      “I am not your negro”

      Perhaps when companies advertise, they should reflect on the fact that an advert doesn’t just target the people they want to sell to – it also identifies the people they do not want to sell to. General advertising should broadly reflect the demographics of the country as a whole. So, for example, in an advert featuring a crowd of people you might expect to see a representative selection of ages, races and genders (both of them), depending on the product. But when you see an advertisement that features only or predominately black people, such that it appears to be more suitable for Nigeria or South Africa, vast numbers of people think to themselves: “Right, you don’t want my business, so I’ll go elsewhere.” This also applies to television programmes and movies.

      So be more specific, 96.5% of the population are not black.
      98.5% of the population are not homosexual.
      99.99% of the population are not men wanting to be women or vice versa.
      99.999% of the population are not drag queens.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        BBC announces major new series of LGBTQ programming, Gay Britannia
        Twitter iconFacebook iconLinkedIn icone-mail icon
        By Kate Holman
        (@kate_holman1)
        Monday, 24th April 2017

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    • Banania says:

      The agencies must have catalogues crowded with the peppy mulatto types. Big hair, light brown skin, I am sick of them. Not so long ago it was all redheaded Irish girls, but not now.

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  6. Thoughtful says:

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  7. tomo says:

    I see the BBC will not be enforcing vaccination on performers in Strictly

    If luvvies elsewhere are a guide the staff and audience at the Borehamwood studios will be masked and vaxxed…

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  8. MarkyMark says:

    BBC have given up on Labour, Gary Lineker to join the Islamic Party….

    “Labour are talking to themselves about themselves. They’re all essays and no action.”

    Speaking to ITV’s Robert Peston, former Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the document “looks like the sermon on the mount written by a focus group”.

    “I can’t see anything in this document that is going to inspire,” he added.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58654046

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  9. MarkyMark says:

    “The Labour Party at its best does not wait around for the public to decide we are right. Instead, it adapts and updates. It does not look backwards – it marches forwards,” he writes.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58654046

    The goose step is a special marching step performed on formal military parades and other ceremonies. … The term “goose step” originally referred to balance stepping, an obsolete formalized slow march. The term is nowadays heavily associated with Nazi Germany in many English-speaking countries.

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  10. vlad says:

    A new book confirms that Hunter Biden’s ‘laptop from hell’ was genuine, with all its incriminating contents about the crackhead’s shady dealings with Ukraine and China, and that implicated Joe Biden – referred to as ‘the big guy’ getting a 10% cut.

    At any other time, with any other candidate, the story would have been huge, and would have sunk his chances at the polls. Sleazy photos of drug abuse and prostitutes would have been front-page on all the papers.
    With Trump it would have dominated the media for months, and every detail gone over with a fine-tooth comb.

    There is a double scandal here: firstly the crooked dealings themselves; but secondly, perhaps even worse, is the absolute conspiracy of silence by the msm – including our own vile BBC – who either ignored the story completely or dismissed it as a conspiracy.

    The real conspiracy was by the despicable media and Big Tech.

    Result: The Imbecile in the White House, the catastrophe of Afghanistan, the disaster on the Southern border in the US, rampant leftist policies, and, as far as we’re concerned, an Anglophobe President who’s put us at the back of the queue for any trade deal. And who knows what to come.

    Well done, Beeb, I hope you’re proud.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10014239/DC-accepts-Hunter-laptop-real-New-book-Bidens-cites-sources-verifying-damaging-emails.html

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Samantha Cameron: Chinese factories can be better than British ‘sweat shops’
      Cameron said her fashion label Cefinn is manufactured in China because British factories failed the audit

      By
      Anita Singh,
      ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
      26 June 2020 • 7:27pm
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/26/samantha-cameron-chinese-factories-can-better-british-sweat/

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    • MarkyMark says:

      In a multi-million-dollar deal with Chinese oil giant CEFC, consultant James Gilliar set out potential terms of the deal and listed ’10 held by H for the big guy?’

      The mysterious phrase from the May 2017 message, examined by DailyMail.com in July, has been interpreted as a proposal for Hunter to hold 10 percent of the shares in the joint venture on behalf of his father, who is referred to as ‘the big guy’ in several other emails on the laptop.

      Sources cited in a new book on the Biden family confirmed the validity of some items found on a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden +3
      Sources cited in a new book on the Biden family confirmed the validity of some items found on a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden

      Biden denied the interpretation at the time.
      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10014239/DC-accepts-Hunter-laptop-real-New-book-Bidens-cites-sources-verifying-damaging-emails.html

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    • tomo says:

      The USA’s “”usual suspect” Democrat operated media’s efforts to tamp down the Hunter issue are simply putrid.

      I’ve watched CNN and MSNBC folk “at it” and find myself balling my fists… He’s an out of control crack head spinning off much stuff that is par for the crack head course – but he’s not some random person from the suburbs who’s derailed due to crack – is he?

      Joe Biden is bent – the evidence is in plain sight and CNN, MSNBC et al just keep on spewing lies and misdirection – and the BBC know what’s going on and keep tippy-toeing around it in an all too typical prissy manner.

      We saw that the DNC actually write the US “liberal” MSM’s scripts in 2016 (and beyond) – yet that fact is assiduously swerved by most of those on the BBC’s payroll.

      I see Katty Kay has jumped from the BBC to a full bore CNN-MSNBC gig.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        YOUR COMPLAINT:

        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
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Tomo – the link goes to some coloured media outfit – was that intended ? – my eyes censor that sort of crap

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        • tomo says:

          OZY media seem to be proclaiming that their provenance via CNN and MSNBC is some kind of good quality indicator >> risible – but as we know folk in that quarter are not noted for their self awareness 🙂

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  11. pugnazious says:

    Something of an irony that Keele University’s instructions to staff on decolonising the curriculum includes this descripton of colonisation….is it not a description of the colonisation of Britain by Bames and their ongoing aggressive attempts to destroy our culture, history, language, identity and society…aided and abetted by collaborators….

    ‘Colonisation – the process of settling and imposing control over indigenous people and/or an area.
    Three quarters of the world was engaged in colonisation for more than five centuries. Colonisation was more than just establishing control over indigenous people and lands it gave way to forced
    migrations, famine, violent extraction of resources, the wreckage of cultures, languages, identities and countries.’

    Click to access Keele%20University%20DTC%20Staff%20Guide%20.pdf

    The BBC is of course on the job….busy decolonising kids’ minds…

    ‘Decolonising the curriculum’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7g66v4

    Their description of colonisation is interesting….raises a few questions…

    ‘ I would describe colonialism as a country having partial or even total control over a country and then going on to further exploit them economically.

    Britain used to have a lot of ‘colonies’ – other countries under its control. It was in charge of them during different periods in history. For example, in the 17th and 18th centuries, Britain ruled over parts of North America, and in the 19th century most of India and large parts of Africa were British colonies.’

    Why is it only Africans or Asians who want to decolonise the curriculum? Why not those other colonies…like the US, Canada, Australia etc?

    Should we have American History Month?…or Scottish or Welsh or Irish?

    Black History? There really was none until Whites turned up.

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    • MarkyMark says:

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

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

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

      It’s misleading to use phrases such as ‘Islamic slavery’ and ‘Muslim slave trade’, even though slavery existed in many Muslim cultures at various times, since the Atlantic slave trade is not called the Christian slave trade, even though most of those responsible for it were Christians.

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

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    • MarkyMark says:

      In my experience people often don’t fully see how this is different from the decolonising the
      curriculum agenda particularly because, in many ways, it leads to some of the same things
      in practice (diversifying reading lists, paying attention to pedagogical practice and
      assessment). Discussing this at UCL, some students and staff favoured ‘decolonisation’
      over ‘inclusivity’ because an ‘inclusive curriculum’ or ‘diverse curriculum’ suggests that
      ‘outsiders’ could ‘join the club’ and that their views ‘could be incorporated’ rather than a far
      more radical questioning of the cannon itself and the cultural authority that it is imbued with.
      It is the questioning of the moral authority of the cannon itself which I think is at the heart of
      the difference.

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    • Banania says:

      A colony was primarily a settlement abroad of expatriates who maintained their connection with the home country and lived under its customs and laws. Hence the American colonies, Cape Colony, and so on.

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  12. MarkyMark says:

    YEARS TO SPOT A BULLY – HA HA HA HA HA!

    The Independent Expert Panel was established by the House of Commons on
    23 June 20201
    its members were appointed on 25 November 2020.

    The long-awaited report into Keith Vaz’s behaviour has found that his misconduct “represented sustained and unpleasant bullying, with a real and enduring psychological impact”, concluding:

    “The Respondent’s conduct deserves a clear and formal reprimand, which we now pronounce. The Respondent’s conduct to the complainant was hostile, sustained, harmful and unworthy of a Member of Parliament. He should be ashamed of his behaviour.”

    Click to access hc-731—the-conduct-of-mr-keith-vaz.pdf

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    • G says:

      MM,

      But just wait until we have an, all asian/black Government. That’s when future generations will see real a, “……..sustained and unpleasant bullying, with a real and enduring psychological impact”

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Marky – I’m guessing the BBC will Bury the Vaz saga as quickly as it can . He is a bit of a case study of a bad / evil man being able to exploit his position and race to inflict damage on ‘lesser beings ‘.
      It says he is considering legal action – perhaps he can also be stripped of his pension …? Although the MPs wouldn’t like that as a future punishment – too near home .

      Some one here will suggest MPs be paid more again ..

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      • Scroblene says:

        He’ll get off, Fed, never fear.

        They look after their own up there in Wesminster.

        What dross we pay for in our dear country.

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  13. MarkyMark says:

    Bug Lives Matter …..

    Yet Bridget Benelam, communications manager at the British Nutrition Foundation, says more research is still needed. She echoes Prof May’s concerns about potential allergies, saying some people may be allergic to eating insects in the same way that others have an adverse reaction to shellfish.

    She points out that some unanswered questions remain around the safety of consuming some types of insect, which could potentially transfer toxins or pesticides to humans. “These are some of the barriers that need to be overcome if eating insects is to become truly mainstream.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58636969

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    • G.W.F. says:

      The biggest barrier to overcome if eating insects is to become mainstream is the fact that they are insects. We normally brush them off our food.

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  14. Stevo says:

    The reality of world politics is that most countries work on the basis of self interest and we certainly used to.
    I am not against a fairer more generous approach to other nations be that in trade/aid etc.
    What I utterly object to is the notion that immigration with benefits is a right for any world citizen. I specifically voted to stop this and it hasn’t stopped. In addition we have continued to denude ourselves of self sufficiency to the point that other nations acting out of self interest can blackmail this nation.
    It is utterly insane to voluntarily leave your nation open to blackmail be that driven out of Military Power or Fuel/Food reliance.
    We have been heading in this direction for decades and I have never knowingly voted for it.

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  15. MarkyMark says:

    When they teach African History in schools – British history is reduced.
    When they teach the magic of 104 genders in school – science is reduced.
    When they teach all white people are evil then they elevate all others.

    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}

    http://www.naturalchild.org/guest/john_gatto.html

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  16. MarkyMark says:

    I think that the more education you have the better you are equipped to be in charge of the legal system and political system. Diane Abbott either proves that this is not so, or that UK schooling, at all levels, is failing its Nation in a most fundamental way.

    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}

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  17. MarkyMark says:

    2020 … UK IS RACIST … HA HA HA ….

    It found that the books no longer include a religious prediction of a war in which Muslims would kill all the Jews — a prophecy it said had served as a foundation for much of the anti-Semitic attitudes in the Muslim world.

    And the classic anti-Semitic trope that Jews, identified as “Zionist forces,” use villainous methods, including money, women, and drugs to control the world has been dropped.
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/anti-semitism-and-anti-zionsim-leaving-saudi-textbooks-monitoring-group/

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  18. pugnazious says:

    Decolonisation is basically a racist movement…anti-white….and if they want to decolonise Africa then maybe all white legacies must go….including language and football….lol….a black South African explores the issues….

    Maybe we should also ‘demasculise’ the curriculum….teach only things that women have produced or achieved.

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  19. MarkyMark says:

    Current Membership of the Human Rights Council for the 15th cycle, 1 January – 31 December 2021
    https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/CurrentMembers.aspx

    Pakistan 2023

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  20. tomo says:

    The gubbermint goons in Oz / Victoria have shut down the Internet locally….

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The 2019 Internet blackout in Iran was a week-long total shutdown of Internet. It was ordered by Supreme National Security Council and imposed by the Ministry of ICT. … During the blackout, Iranian citizens could only access the National Information Network.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Not on BBC so don’t believe you ?!

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  21. Guest Who says:

    BBC bought the rights for a U.K. version?

    Every overpaid, pig thick host on their roster… Vile, BS, Mishal, etc… with a token unfunny septic comedian… Ok, Nish. Close enough.

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  22. MarkyMark says:

    German Political Parade not stopped – yet full of hate … .

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  23. MarkyMark says:

    Covid-19 deaths in Scotland drive fall in life expectancy

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58663991

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I’m sure I heard that serious drug abuse s x3 worse in Scotland than the rest of the UK – are the English to blame for not taking enough drugs ?

      Also I understand the national socialists running Scotland want to effectively decriminalise the use of class A hard drugs – that’s bound to reduce life expectancy even more – perhaps the Scots can be replaced with rubbish from afgee ?

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  24. tomo says:

    Hunter Biden again….

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  25. tomo says:

    Am I the only person wondering about the creaking infrastructure on the run up to COP26?

    Kermit the effin frog and now “Beyond Petroleum”

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  26. tomo says:

    “Promoted” on Twitter

    not unreasonable to ask – who’s picking up the advertising tab?

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    • Guest Who says:

      My FB timeline is littered with ‘promoted’, ‘sponsored’ and ‘suggested for you’ propaganda ads from Remain dweebs with amazingly deep pockets.

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  27. Guest Who says:

    This should get Vile an award and a photoshoot and an attack poodle.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Vile being… Vile.

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  28. theisland says:

    Vile demonstrating his vileness – yet again.

    Jeremy Vine
    @theJeremyVine · 2h
    This is a huge loss to @GBNEWS — replacing @afneil with Colin Brazier is like replacing a shark with a goldfish

    I think he’s deleted the tweet after taking some well-deserved flak.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Anyone wiped up vine on his push bike lately ?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        BBC star Jeremy Vine made his ten-year-old daughter a company shareholder to help lower his tax bill by channelling funds through private firm
        BBC’s Jeremy Vine appears to have used daughter to avoid tax payments
        Daughter Martha, aged 10, is shareholder in Jelly Vine Productions
        The presenter has been funnelling cash through the limited company
        Controversial move highlights BBC practice of paying some presenters off the books using money from millions in earns in licence fee money
        By KATHERINE RUSHTON FOR THE DAILY MAIL

        PUBLISHED: 00:33, 7 March 2015 |

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Imagine the daughter getting done for ‘tax fraud ‘ …..

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          • MarkyMark says:

            His wife … She started her career at the BBC on BBC Radio Newcastle in 1999 and also reported for BBC Look North. She then moved to be a reporter for BBC Radio 4 before joining the BBC News. Schofield resigned from her position in September 2012 although has returned on a freelance basis.

            At the beginning of September 2020 she co-hosted the Jeremy Vine show for one week, standing in for the regular show co-host Storm Huntley.[2]

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  29. MarkyMark says:

    A normal cold for her would have “a runny nose, sneezing, a bit of a sore throat and feeling a bit rundown”.

    “Nothing like this,” she tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

    “I barely slept, I’d wake up in the night just coughing, a constantly runny nose and feeling so tired,” she adds.

    Rebecca did lateral flow tests and got negative results, but has been ill for more than a week, and was left wondering “if it’s ever going to end”.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-58624295

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  30. theisland says:

    Guardian
    Laurence Fox to play Joe Biden’s son Hunter in new film

    The Reclaim campaigner expresses his pleasure that film-makers are ‘fighting back against the woke lecture that is modern drama’

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  31. theisland says:

    @LittleBoats2020 have been warning about this for a while. Good to see GBNews has picked up on it.
    It’s not just the Channel, Nigel.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Sadiq Khan?

      Kings of cocaine: how the Albanian mafia seized control of the UK drugs trade
      Albanian crime gangs used the threat of violence – and commercial savvy – to take over the UK cocaine market.
      Albanian crime gangs used the threat of violence – and commercial savvy – to take over the UK cocaine market. Photograph: Romas Foord
      ‘They’re sophisticated, clever – and they always deliver’: from the ports of Europe to the streets of London, one criminal network is now at the top of the UK’s £5bn trade

      Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor
      @townsendmark
      Sun 13 Jan 2019

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    • Fedup2 says:

      It can only be a matter of time before the illegals a submarine – the French like them ….

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  32. MarkyMark says:

    Boris to give all his royalties to the NHS for saving his life ….

    28 July 2020, received £1,203.28 for royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 24 August 2020)

    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=10999

    Name of donor: Simon Blagden
    Address of donor: private

    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Gift hamper, value £350

    Date received: 30 April 2020

    Date accepted: 30 April 2020

    Donor status: individual
    – – – –

    8 April 2020, received £7,013.01 for royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 29 April 2020)
    2 April 2020, received £2,279.86 for royalties on books already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 28 April 2020)

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  33. MarkyMark says:

    HOliday for £15K and didn’t even have to use his own money .. bribes!

    Name of donor: Mr David Ross
    Address of donor: private

    Nature and value of benefit in kind (or amount of any donation): accommodation for a private holiday for my partner and me, value £15,000

    Destination of visit: St Vincent and the Grenadines

    Dates of visit: 26 December 2019 to 5 January 2020

    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=10999

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  34. JimS says:

    Isn’t this thread supposed to be Midweek Thread 22 September 2021?

    Just lately this site is reading more like a back-catalogue from previous years.

    It would be nice to think that meant that the BBC is now totally impartial.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Just history repeating itself.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      JimS
      You had me worried there – sometimes – as I am tired and emotional and it’s late I sometimes get the date wrong- 2123- for instance – and nothing has changed .

      It’s a long slog – and sometimes as tough as trying to get a Right Wing Government with an 80 majority ….

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  35. tomo says:

    Since things at the BBC have been near non existent on the Sweden front at the BBC for some time – I wonder if Sweden apparently announcing they will NOT be implementing covid passports + in a few days almost all remaining restrictions will be removed will be fact checked.

    Where’s wossername when you need some fake news checking?

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  36. vlad says:

    Despite assurances to the contrary from our political and media masters, third-world muslim ‘refugees’ seem to be reverting to type and doing what they do best: attacking women and raping young girls.

    “Totally Vetted Afghan Refugees Already Raping Kids & Strangling Women”

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    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC fails to follow up on a refugee related News story … BBC £3.5bn Search for ‘Maria Freiburg’

      … sorry if this makes you feel sick or generates hatred, but why aren’t the BBC interested in Maria Ladenburge’s killer being brought to justice and why the killer did it ….

      The Trial of Hussein Khavari (murdered Maria Ladenburge) Becomes Even More Sordid {gatesofvienna.net sep2017}

      The accused entered the courtroom with shackles on hands and feet at 9:05am. First he read out loud a letter of apology, and he asked the family of the murdered Maria Ladenburger for forgiveness, Focus reports.

      “I wish I could undo everything. What I have done, I am deeply sad about that from the bottom of my heart.” (Hussein K.)

      Then he went on to recount the events of the night of the murder:

      He had been drinking with three friends and he had smoked hashish. Because he was extremely drunk, he was thrown out of the bar. At some time after that, he was on his way home. At the [river] Dreisam, the girl on her bicycle approached him.

      He kicked against the bicycle, which caused the girl to fall off. She screamed. He held her mouth shut. Then he strangled her with her shawl until she was unconscious.

      “When I saw how pretty she was, I wanted to have sex with her.” (Hussein K.)

      Apparently he thought that he had already strangled her to death. The judge questioned him concerning “sex with a dead girl,” and the offender said:

      “It didn’t bother me to have sex with a dead girl.” (Hussein K.)

      According to his testimony he was too drunk to achieve an erection, so he inserted his hand. Since he had a previous injury from a bicycle accident, he pulled her into the river to wash his blood from her body. There he left her and fled.

      BBC Last Touched on this story “Afghan murder suspect in Germany was jailed in Greece (convicted of attempted murder in Greece)” {bbc.co.uk dec2016}
      Germans were outraged by the murder of Maria L, a student in Freiburg who volunteered for a refugee charity.
      He was given a 10 year-sentence but was apparently freed after about 18 months.

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  37. Fedup2 says:

    Daily Telegraph reports that one Andrew Neill has said he will never appear on GBNews again

    Not a good look for a journo to become the story – bit too much like BBC types

    I guess he is off to work for his daddy – mr Rupert Murdock at NewsGB ….

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    • vlad says:

      I suspect Andrew spent too long with the rotten Beeb and got corrupted by them. In recent days he’s been accusing Fox and GB News of being too right-wing and dealing in fake news and conspiracies.

      GB News might be better off without him.

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      • tomo says:

        I’ve always seen a streak of peremptory arrogance in Neil’s behaviour – his assiduous research and careful questions mark him out from most of his peers – but he’s been clever enough to hide what he believes himself and I don’t think we’ve had an honest accounting of the reasons for his departure from GBNews.

        I kind-of assumed it was some health / life-work balance issue that precipitated his departure – but it’s now looking altogether murkier.

        One can imagine that egos are at stake… GBN CEO Angelos Frangopoulos comes from Sky News Australia – not a channel noted for backing down from confrontation.

        Some head butting, nose tweaking and shin kicking behind the scenes seems a slam dunk certainty 🙂

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        • Banania says:

          He treated Tommy Robinson with utter contempt, and I have had no time for him ever since.

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      • G.W.F. says:

        The You Tube vid of Neil challenging Tommy R over his name seems to have disappeared.
        One of Neil’s worst

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    • StewGreen says:

      So far I ignored the claim about Neil
      cos “according to a story in the Telegraph”
      isn’t the extraordinary evidence
      to prove the extraordinary claim.

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  38. vlad says:

    The BBC indulging in a spot of black/ slavery porn. I hope they have a box of Kleenex to hand.

    “Shocking images of horse-mounted officers corralling Haitian migrants along the US-Mexico border are evoking dark comparisons to US slavery and the country’s historical mistreatment of black people.”

    Or: Border police doing their job.

    (That’s not a whip by the way, as first reported by the salivating race baiters. It’s the horse’s reins.)

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58654351

    2Q==

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  39. StewGreen says:

    Coming up after 6:30pm on ITV
    “The first female president of Magic Circle tells us her tricks
    comes with a Climate message”

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  40. StewGreen says:

    Local BBC news opens by playing Boris’s climate speech
    as an intro into item about Raithlin Energy oil field.
    Their shocking headline was
    “OMG during a Climate Crisis the council planning dept will not object to the oil field”

    ..emm that is NOT news
    The planning depart merely has a list of tick boxes
    eg what’s the number of lorry movements ?
    Has a risk assessment been done ?
    etc.
    The fact is the company has met the tickboxes
    means the planning dept can’t object.
    The real news is in 10 days time when the councillors vote.
    So today’s item is just PR to help the objectors next week.
    The presenter said ‘lookat this windfarm next door”

    The argument is
    : ‘Oh oil scary, scary’
    vs ‘there are 285 million barrels in the field’
    if they take out 100 million at $100/barrel
    that’s $10bn in revenue flowing through the local economy
    Plus whatever mining tax which could run into billions of pounds too.

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  41. taffman says:

    “UN official predicts Home Office asylum plan will fail”
    “Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor said the Nationality and Borders Bill also breaks international law.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58670795
    She would say that wouldn’t she .
    In a nutshell, we are being invaded and our Muppet Government does nothing. This lot will go down in infamy for not defending our borders, the very reason we got out of the EU .
    We are in need a new government to save us before we face a disaster of magnitude proportions.

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  42. theisland says:

    I see the bBC still have their July write up about shrinking sea ice in the Arctic at the bottom of their ‘Climate’ page
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57650226

    https://realclimatescience.com/2021/08/20-increase-in-arctic-sea-ice-volume/

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    • StewGreen says:

      People like the BBC would cherrypick
      the graph for 2009- 2012
      that show a fall from 47% ice coverage to just 20%

      But you could start the graph at the 20% in 2012 o show an almost constant rise to 51% in 2021

      My guess is that instead of cherrypicking one quarter of the Arctic you should consider the whole.
      Cos in a year that one quarter is high another quarter is probably low.

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  43. taffman says:

    “Construction work starts on new Type 31 warships”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-58668608
    Will orders such as this end if Scotland votes to leave the UK ?

       4 likes

  44. Fedup2 says:

    It looks like the MSM is switching from hysteria over covid to hysteria over shortages – and ramping up panic buying of this and that- CO2 – petrol – gas – and whatever next …

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  45. Fedup2 says:

    Mail reports man arrested over death of primary teacher in park – it doesn’t say if he is an off duty plod like the last time …

       6 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      They released CCTV of another man
      The fuzzy image shows a dark haired man with a beard
      So could be Pakistani or Syrian or white guy. etc.

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  46. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV
    9pm Channel 5 New All Creatures series 2

    9pm BBC2 ep 3/3 of doco about the black guys wrongly jailed in Wales

    10pm Channel4 Taskmaster moves from the BBC network Dave to Channel4 now
    same tickbox cast of wokes or BAME

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  47. Guest Who says:

    OT, but as neat a summary of the media vs. humans as could be captured.

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  48. StewGreen says:

    Channel5 now
    Heriot is in a 1930’s vet surgery and a black woman has just walked in with her dog.
    It’s Cleo Sylvestre playing Anne Chapman
    who was white in the original series.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Odd.

      Female Bonds.

      Yorkshire lasses of color in 30’s England.

      Meanwhile the author of a not unentertaining Ladies’ Detective agency actually located and cast in the relevant setting was a white male.

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      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        I wonder (no, seriously) just how many black people there were in Yorkshire in the early 20th Century, and I wonder where they lived and what they did for a living?

        These things genuinely interest me, in a “well, that’s interesting” kind of way, and not for any woke reason. It used to be interesting to read about such history on the BBC website, years ago, before it all became tediously PC, and fact and fiction started to blur into one.

        I honestly expect there were a few black and mixed race people working and living in places like Hull and some of the big industrial towns at the time. They would have almost certainly been seen as complete oddities (much like a white person in a non-colonial African city at the time).

        The population of Yorkshire in the 1930s was perhaps 4 million, so if there were say 16 black people in Yorkshire in total, that’s 16 in 4 million, or 1 in 250,000. What are the odds of bumping into one? What about in a remote village in the Dales?

        I reckon most people living in villages and smaller towns probably went their entire lives without ever seeing a real black person (which would explain why they had ‘racist’ notions about them, wouldn’t it?). The closest they ever came to one in the ’30s must have been photos in books, film reels of ‘colonial parts’ in the cinema, imported jazz music, cartoon caricatures, ‘golly’ dolls, ‘black and white minstrels’… that sort of thing? If they did see a real one, I bet most would have stood and stared. Don’t see that in BBC ‘period dramas’ do you?

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  49. Guest Who says:

    Careful, Lurch.

    Maybe the direction is more a reflection of media failure to cover for him?

       9 likes

  50. Guest Who says:

    #meeither

    That’s enough media for tonight.

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