366 Responses to Start the week 27 September 2021

  1. chancygardner says:


    Don’t trim beards. Taliban warn barbers.

    This along with numerous similar pointless articles recently, post Western withdrawal, about the Taliban. What, precisely, are we supposed to do about it? Should we be shocked and fly out there immediately to vent our anger outside Taliban HQ? It matters not a jot to this terrorist group what we think about anything they do, so I fail to understand why there is a need to report on any of these matters. You might just as well state that blue skies are blue.


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      What amazes me, is the apparent surprise of the BBC/Woke/Liberals when the Taliban do the sort of things they usually do, like: rounding up young girls as sex slaves, amputating the limbs of ‘criminals’, and throwing homosexuals off the top of cliffs/tower blocks.

      Anyone who thought the Taliban would be ‘different this time around’ has got to be a complete moron. They’re presumably a lot of the same people who thought Afghanistan could be brought into the 21st Century with a few powerpoint presentations about ‘intersectionality’, ‘women’s rights’, and ‘thirdwave feminism’.

      The scary thing is it is these same idiots who seem to be running this country!


      • Foscari says:

        The disturbing aspect of all of this is that there are tens of thousands
        if not hundreds of thousands of the Taliban’s” brothers” in the UK .
        Or at least their “cousins” who agree with some, if not all of their barbaric
        7th century Islamic behaviour.
        Ok it may only be up to only75% of Muslims in the UK who believe
        that throwing gays of roofs is a little too harsh a reaction. But still believe
        the act of homosexuality should be a criminal offence.
        As for stoning to death women adulterers. The answer for this, are
        DRONES. Yes I know what happened at Kabul airport was shocking. But uncle Mohammed might think twice about stoning
        women to death if he and his mates were DRONED.
        I can’t wait for the charming lady from the Muslim council here in
        the UK who told us on the media outlet for the Taliban, the BBC.
        That she didn’t know any Muslim associates who disagreed with the Taliban
        taking over Afghanistan again. It will be great to hear her explanations. It reminds me of Douglas Murray’s Gay’s for
        Palestine demonstration march. And what would happen to them in Gaza.


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Since the koran has not changed, I don’t know why anyone would be surprised that the Taliban haven’t changed either. I have heard that these guys are rather religious, but they do seem to have become a bit more media savvy, that is all.


    • Sluff says:

      It makes the gutless, spineless way in which the Afghans rolled over and allowed the Taliban in without a shot being fired all the more……..interesting.


  2. Foscari says:

    We just watched “Countryfile ” One man and his dog. I
    don’t think I have ever seen such a racist programme on
    the BBC in years. Not a single ethnic representation !!The sheep dogs didn’t even go down on
    one knee before the trials!!
    I find Lassie and all the other dogs GUILTY!!


  3. Up2snuff says:

    I thought the BBC do not like ‘divisiveness’. The BBC used to bang on about it all the time from January 2016 to January 2021. But what about the BBC’s divisiveness?

    Men : Women
    Black : White
    Straight : LGBTQi
    Licence Fee Payer : Their Money.


  4. StewGreen says:

    Just saw this graphic



    • Loobyloo says:

      Not just Al Beeb though, Sky are just as bad, as is often said, two cheeks of the same arse. To use a popular Labour phrase, the main media are scum!
      On that note I see Starmer is dropping his MP by saying she was wrong to say that only women have a cervix. Scum!


      • Thoughtful says:

        No it was the BBC who started the whole thing as posted on the earlier thread, Sky just reported on the fallout the BBC caused.


        • Rob in Cheshire says:

          This seems to be a psyop by someone. There was no real shortage of petrol, but when you prompt panic buying, there soon is.

          As always, our spineless government has caved on allowing foreign tanker drivers in, after months of saying they would not do it. It looks like the boss class really want all that cheap labour. The problem is that I doubt any Polish HGV driver making good money in his own country would want to come here. I wouldn’t.


      • G says:


        I felt kinda different on waking this morning. So I’ve decided to declare I have a cervix and not only that, I’m a big black woman. Anyone contradicting me: I’ll call the boys in blue to arrest them for Hate Speech because I will be offended.


        • Sick of it all says:

          There’s certainly an argument for a well-funded anti-Left activist group to make mischief with this concept, especially within the civil service. The protagonist claims he now identifies as a black man despite clearly being white, and utilises a new categorization – Transracial – to describe himself; any resistance to this obvious fact is deemed not only racist, but transphobic (since the word itself simply translates as a ‘fear of change’ and is not unique to gender transformation).

          To push the envelope further the protagonist begins turning up to work in blackface, stating that this makes him feel more ‘authentically’ black, and a link to the fundamental rights of trans women (men) to dress as women is explicitly stated. For extra spice, it is stated that the protagonist feels he was born in the wrong body and his skin colour has caused him a lifetime of confusion, social alienation and emotional trauma. His numerous black ex-girlfriends and the significant time he has chosen to spend around other black people are used as examples of his desire to break free from the shame of his white skin and live life as his authentic self.

          I said ‘well-funded’ since having the benefit of a formidable legal team on the payroll would provide an excellent foundation for some truly ground-breaking triggering of Leftist gimps. The slightest hint of dissent from any Guardian-reading smart-arse who feels ballsy enough to criticise the Transracial ideology results in an immediate referral to the police, with a battalion of well-paid lawyers sharpening their teeth in the background.

          It can’t fail.


      • JohnC says:

        Sky and ‘The Guardian’ are the two arse cheeks with the BBC right in the middle.


    • tomo says:

      I can only imagine the froth that BBC are working up about vehicle fuel on the broadcast side of things. I see that it’s being woven into EVs, gas prices and so on with relish …

      The chop, insha’Allah … can’t come soon enough


    • Guest Who says:

      Vile goes his usual route of hiding behind a question.

      Shire radio tried that too.

      ⛽️ Did you try and fill up over the weekend?

      Who should take the blame for what’s going on? 🚙




    • Up2snuff says:

      Stew, that appears to be a bit of a dodgy link. This site software does not allow it to be copied.


  5. StewGreen says:

    Baddiel, and from his follow up tweets he is not being ironic
    .. Moans he can’t be dealing with the queues
    and that 7 taxi firms wouldn’t serve him.
    When someone said he was probably too tight to pay for a taxi, he accused them of pushing a Jewish stereotype,

    He got a kicking in the Quote Tweets
    .. https://twitter.com/Baddiel/status/1442076012662059013/retweets/with_comments


    • Northern Voter says:

      Maybe he could have borrowed Jeremy Vile’s bike and camera and made a video of the whole sorry episode. I’m sure the BBC would have paid an absolute fortune.


    • Nibor says:

      Hold on .

      Why live far away from Daddy ?

      Why haven’t you got an electric car like a Tesla ( you can afford it ) ?


      • StewGreen says:

        He says to EV question “Yep very much looking for one for next car. I don’t have a drive though which is a bit of an issue.”


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Then give him a call instead. It’s not as if millions of people haven’t just spent most of the last 18 months not being able to visit elderly relatives, is it?


      • Scroblene says:

        Blimey, looking at the ‘tweets’ (is that what they’re called?), and the ‘comments’ there are some very peculiar people around, aren’t there!

        Why does Lammy piddle about stupid stuff for kids, when he’s supposed to be an mp? (I assume it’s the same bloke), and anyway, Baddiel isn’t the sort of person who’s actually worth listening to anyway, so hot air all round…

        Wonder if anyone there actually reads a book, or does anything useful? Perhaps some of them ‘work’ for the BBC, which would explain a lot!


    • MarkyMark says:


      “(and not enough time to take public transport).”


  6. Fedup2 says:

    Did he accuse them of being anti Semitic because of Brexit ?

    There are people on the Twitter who regularly spoof blame of everything on Brexit – looks like Baddiel is a member ….

    Perhaps those EU guest workers who decided to go home should be blamed – if people wanna play the frankly ridiculous blame game – when really it is a failure of government planning again -…


  7. Northern Voter says:

    Black Antiques Roadshow, Scottish Cup. Found a black footballer from the early years.asked for any more ephemera about said footballer. FFS!


  8. Nibor says:

    I fell over today . This is due to Brexit .
    Ever since we left the EU our gravity here in the UK has been non EC standard and although we could keep the same standards remoaners say it would be cherry picking thus we have to have different gravity now we’ve left .
    Cherry picking is wrong . A nation shouldn’t cherry pick what is best for its people as this makes ideology second place to pragmatism. If ever the EU does have a good idea or practice we must not , according to EUrophiles adopt it here Unless we sign up to remorse full rejoining the EU .
    I look forward to the BBC comedy programs where they insult my intelligence for voting Brexit and sneer at everything that isn’t liberal/left globalist nomenclature structure for their world .
    After all who hasn’t seen the light after the likes ofDavid Baddiel e has earned a fortune from the BBC telling us we’re stupid workers who vote the wrong way .


    • G says:

      I can’t wait for full Wattage power toasters and vacuum cleaners again. Although blithering blathering leftist at No. 10 would probably keep it the way it is. For ‘Green’ reasons, you understand.


  9. Zelazek says:

    Anyone else puzzled about this new BBC drama about Jimmy Savile, The Reckoning, starring Steve Coogan, that’s about to be made?

    That it’s the BBC itself that is making this mini-series is astonishing to me. Why are they doing it?

    Possibly they hope that disaffected viewers and the growing number of licence fee refuseniks may see it as a sort of apology. Or perhaps that by giving a voice through this drama to some of the victims they studiously ignored back in the day, they may restore their damaged reputation with the public.

    But I can’t see this drama doing the organisation any good. If it’s a whitewash, the public will hate them even more than they do now. If, by some extraordinary chance, it’s a ruthlessly honest criticism of how they allowed a monstrous paedophile to operate within their walls for half a century, that actually won’t do them any good either.


    • tomo says:

      That’ll be the second “big budget” Savile thing – they obviously smell an audience …

      I wonder if they’ll disclose the budget and the eventual size of the audience?

      Will it be on BBC Three ?


    • Jeff says:

      It will be interesting to see how they handle the Jim’ll Fix It scandal.

      The atrocious BBC knew full well the sort of creature Savile was when they awarded the celebrity paedo’ his own series.

      He immediately became the nation’s favourite, if somewhat eccentric, uncle. “Good old Jim, you can trust him”…

      Every week scores of young girls were presented to him, some even sitting on his lap. It’s beyond repulsive.

      Just what sort of people allow that to happen?


      • JohnC says:

        Wogan once said that some reporter asked him when the BBC would do something about Savile and he replied ‘Isn’t that your job ?’.

        That’s how much it stinks. Everybody knew. It’s a good lesson in how the world of journalism and the BBC works. You cannot trust them to tell you the truth at all unless it suits them.

        Brexit and Trump confirmed it beyond doubt.


  10. tomo says:

    Not directly BBC …

    Google / Alphabet are really going after Tucker Carlson – YouTube listings jammed with smears from Fox News impersonators and for me – two pages of nasty and out of date tripe if I do a “Tucker Carlson” search via Google’s servers.

    Flak over the target is a thing I suppose – but – this is ridiculous – YouTube is simply ignoring my attempts to block and delivering 💩


  11. StewGreen says:

    GBnews on Tim Davies 17% pay rise


    • AWOL says:

      Not my money as we don’t pay the TeleTax or watch “live” TV (which is frequently not live).


  12. JimS says:

    Men made the mistake of letting women rule the world, so the world has gone to the dogs.

    Fortunately it looks like the dogs have more sense.


  13. StewGreen says:

    Those people who screwed up the fuel system by panic buying fuel they won’t have used up in 2 weeks time.
    Are they Brexiteers or Remainers ?


  14. BRISSLES says:

    Only the Beeb. Weird, just watch the midnight weather forecast for….. Monday, and I clearly watched a re-run of Saturday nights forecast for……..Sunday with the Sunday graphics being shown.

    Also, what IS it with BBC men and their hair dye ? Simon McCoy (now GB) was/is varying shades of brunette to grey, Jon Sopel goes all out black – which looks stooopid against his ageing pale face, then Ben Brown has alternated between auburn brown to an odd shade on the Movie Review, its a sort of mid brown with colour stains along his hair line. Gentleman, we couldn’t give a toss what colour your hair is or whether you have any, we just want the news !!!


    • Scroblene says:

      They made a big issue about never washing hair a year or so back! Some autocue-reader said his barnet was cleaner than he’d known for years!

      So good to see such vibrant, dedicated journalism, and incisive reporting!

      Or are they all pompous, grandstanding, preening luvvies, pretending to be interesting?


    • Garry Lavin says:

      Youth is the thing


    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      Good luck getting any ‘news’ out of Sopel or Brown.


  15. taffman says:

    “Fuel supply: UK suspends competition law to get petrol to forecourts”
    We have a reactive government with no contingency plans.
    Most of the cabinet have never had a real job, hence the mess we are in.


  16. taffman says:

    “Laura Kuenssberg: Starmer’s relief and delight at Labour rule changes”
    “But the hope in the leader’s office is of a party that becomes more manageable and more disciplined. ”
    “more disciplined”?
    Well he better have a word with Angela Rayner about her ‘outbursts’.


  17. Eddy Booth says:

    Rain expected tomorrow be careful everyone!



  18. Fedup2 says:

    The BBC likes elections – especially when the outcome is ‘approved ‘ – for instance – Germany is ‘approved ‘ because anything of the ‘right ‘ is minimised – and krauts always fix it for a ‘centre lefty ‘to win ….

    …today the BBC news reports an election in Iceland – apparently in the first count Wimmin were the majority in the parliament – but then there was a Biden style recount and the female representation is down to 43%. How sad ….

    I think it said a lot that the news report didn’t even mention the political nature of the winning party – maybe the BBC cannot believe women can be ‘of the Right ‘.

    In my book – by the way – Right means – lower taxes – tight welfare – controlled borders – tough law and order – nation first – and other currently unpopular things …


  19. Fedup2 says:

    I’m not so sure the BBC is biased ( actually no longer the correct word ) to the left . Robinson – at Brighton – chats with his hero Jeremy Corbyn – then with Peter – the Lord of Mandelson .
    Ok – I jest – if ever there were 2 characters to remind people of the vile Labour Party – it’s them ( apart from Blair of course )…


  20. Thoughtful says:

    It looks like the Maricopa audit is now complete and the total bias of the US and much of the BBCs is laid bare for all to see.

    After months of lying that the audit was all about a hysterical attempt to prove voter fraud oon bealf of Donald Trump the audit found the votes had been counted pretty much accurately. That of course does not exhonerate the election staff who sent out multiple ballots to one address which didn’t actually exist etc.

    That is not the point though. Now after all the slander the press got up to calling the auditors, Cyber Ninjas inexperienced and not up to the task, and suggesting the only people fit to do this was the Democrat party, they get the result they want and are cock a hoop. Do they apologise for their past lies and calumnies? Do they admit they jumped the gun on reporting motivations?

    Of course not! They carry on as if nothing ever happened, and that they never made the previous reports !

    It’s what we might expect, but where is Marianna Spring to report on all this fakery when it’s the left which is doing it?

    As a postscript, the Cyber ninjas only confirmed the ballot count to be correct, it has not reported on the actual electoral process being correctly followed which was the main part of the audit, not just counting the votes which was secondary.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      From what I can see, Biden “won” Arizona by 10,000 votes, but the auditors of the Maricopa County election have found that 57,000 postal votes were improper, such as by having no signature or a clearly fake signature.

      How does this equate to a clean bill of health for Maricopa County? It is clear that a massive vote fraud took place, and as everyone suspected, it is the postal votes which are the problem. I wonder why the Democrats were so keen on them?


    • Sick of it all says:

      From a poster on GP:

      ‘1. The Ninja team could scan and examine every ballot, but forbidden to do signature matches to determine if the ballots were real or fraudulent (a 26 point match is required by AZ law).

      2. Official canvassing to determine if the votes were from real people or fraudulent ballots dumped into outdoor drop boxes. Also denied.

      3. Subpoenas wilfully not enforced for routers/spunk logs to determine exactly what happened during known breaches into the voting machine database (despite repeated lies the machines weren’t connected to the internet).

      4. No enforcement to make Dominion provide super-user passwords to forensically examine if the Dominion voting machines themselves were compromised. (i.e. you’re not allowed to look under the roulette wheels for the little button)

      These are not actions to uncover the truth, but to hide the truth.

      Despite the obstruction, Ninja’s still discovered some fraud, and red flags, but were denied all key actions to further unmask the much bigger fraud. When you boil it down, Ninja’s were officially allowed to scan/count the ballots and post results without ever determining the real number of fraudulent votes.

      The RINO’s and Democrats got the “forensic audit” results they wanted without completing the real forensic audit. This is to repeat the false narrative “Biden won” and “Trump was wrong” forever.’


  21. Guest Who says:

    Springster Watch..

    Beyond the fact (see what I did there?) she posts constantly about investigating stuff but manages to report on almost nothing but feet and collate beastly tweets, her colleagues seem to treat her as if she is the new Dickey Chapelle.


    • Scroblene says:

      It’s a bit incestuous in W1AA, they all rush round congratulating each other, patting each other on the back, getting each other in the sack, not having the knack, (that’s enough ‘acks’, Scrobs – Ed), but one old chum I used to work with was more basic and to the point by saying that ‘They’re all in there f****** each other’…

      And he said it with a gorgeous, broad Bristol accent, which made it an even more fabulous description!

      (I actually did some work on the White Ladies Rd buildings, back when we looked up to the BBC. Got a hundred quid commission, which was a tidy sum in 1983)!


  22. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 Marr show seems normalish
    Colm Tóibín talking about his new book about German Nobel prize winning author Thomas Mann

    Prof Karen Leeder talks about German literature

    Jesse Armstrong who began as the ‘o-creator of Channel 4 comedy show The Peep Show
    plugs his big American show Succession a business family saga.


  23. AsISeeIt says:

    Many in our press act out the losing of their minds over the fuel crisis this Monday morning. Maybe it will do us all some good to witness a brief foretaste of what the pipe dream of a Green Party/Extinction Rebellion fossil fuel-less future might feel like.

    One discerns three go-to ministerial responses to niche nine day wonders. That is since the appointment of a daft new ministerial post such as Minister for Floods and Droughts was rightly laughed out of town.

    The first knee-jerk bright idea is to hurriedly name an Act after the problem… The Dangerous Dogs Act was a ill-thought through rushed response to a media furore.

    The Johnson administration took back control of our borders in order to throw then wide open again – meanwhile during lockdown making it hard for us already here to depart the country on our holidays – or at least make it expensive and tedious for joe and jane public.

    So immigration is a preferred cure all – perhaps because the liberal media and the BBC (but I repeat myself) find it hard to criticise.

    China getting dictatorial in Honkers… hand out five million UK passports. Biden suddenly pulled the Afghan rug out from under us… put up the welcome signs for all and sundry that don’t fancy full blown Sharia Law in their own backyard. You can come and have the same thing – without the AK47s but with an NHS – going for you in Birmingham.

    You’ll have noticed ministers have already tried the immigration wheeze as solution to the HGV driver apparent shortage apparent crisis. Damp squib.

    Next up… call in the army: ‘Petrol crisis: PM to rule on using army to deliver fuel‘ (Guardian) – the magic word army excites our press pack to a climax of near frenzy. Telegraph, Times and ‘i’ all salivate at the thought of tanker drivers in berets – and I don’t mean French ones with a special new post-Brexit visa stamp in their passports.

    The Daily Star targets the profiteers: ‘Petrol chumps. Greedy fuel bosses raise prices amid forecourt panic‘ – if anything will quell the panic buying it would be raised prices – that’s how the free market works to deal with excess demand.

    The Daily Mirror takes a leaf from their man Starmer’s Captain Hindsight playbook and blames Boris for something that no one really mentioned at the time but that he ought to have done months ago: ‘Shambles. PM warned in June about the driver shortfall & did nothing‘ – what did they want him to do… pull on a loose fitting pair of jeans and a baseball cap and take to the road himself? – He’s got the belly for it. I’ll just say a sham is half of a shambles.

    The Daily Express rushes to the defence of Brexit – but who seriously blames Brexit anyway? ‘Don’t blame driver crisis on Brexit‘ – since when did the British uniformly as a nation decide we’ll leave it to the foreigners to take the wheel and give up on any of us ever again having a career in trucking? What next… a sudden prostitute shortage crisis due to Brexit? Panic queueing in red light districts… the army called in?

    The giveaway Metro leans leftward but is desperately dependent on government agency advertising. They editorialise something that might be taken as a pro-administration line: ‘You’re just so fuelish!‘ – which is a rather clever headline, not for the lame pun, but for the Greek oracle-like sense in which the statement can be taken two ways and say different things to different people. The meat of the editorial is Grant Shapps: ‘…blames the truckers for manufacturing the pertol crisis‘ and ‘He also says drivers are the ones at fault over panic at the pump‘ – so you pays your money (or not in the case of the freebie Metro) and you makes your choice of who is fuelish… Shapps or the petrol chaps?

    The FT resolves to be the adult in the room putting the fact on record: ‘Petrol stations empty amid widespread panic buying

    The Daily Mail motors off at 70mph in another direction: ‘Smart M-ways’ horrors exposed‘ – perhaps that will scare drivers off the roads?

    Undercover Mail reporter finds 1 in 10 vital safety cameras not working‘ – I’m frankly surprised 9 out of 10 are active.

    Let’s juxtapose a couple of headlines – just for the fun of it…

    Starmer boost after vote to keep out “hard left”‘ (‘i’) – leads naturally to: ‘My final mission. Daniel Craig on Bond, co-star Anna and future‘ (Mirror) – suggests: ‘Why Rayner does not give a fag she upset the Tories‘ (Metro)

    Sir Keir has a licence to bore for England and I don’t see her as a Bond girl.

    Angie Rayner is pictured on the frontpage of many a newspaper and in very much the Bond villainesque pose, surely suggesting some tech-savvy wag make the meme: “No Mr Starmer, I expect you to resign

    What’s the media measure of a crisis these days? And when does chaos metasticise into a crisis?

    Strictly covid chaos …pair test positive and will miss next show‘ (Express) – I’m guessing if this escalates into four dancers out with the Chinese flu and one of the judges laid low for a fortnight that would constitute the crisis point. We’ll know for sure when the BBC asks Boris to send the army in.

    And finally, speaking of the BBC: ‘That’s rich! £75K pay hike for BBC chief after free TV licences axed


  24. Doublethinker says:

    In the Telegraph today there is a story that the leak from No 10 about the potential supply problems for some filling stations came from the Road Haulage Association, a pro Remain organisation. We know that the leak was seized upon by the BBC et al and the situation made much much worse than it need have been. This was done not because it was a newsworthy story but because it could be used as an anti Brexit weapon. Any issue whether real or imaginary will be used by the remoaners to undermine the country and to blame it on Brexit.
    Make no mistake the Remainers haven’t accepted Brexit is a done deal and are determined to help the EU make the UK pay a heavy and continuing price for us leaving. They hope that by doing so we are persuaded or forced to rejoin or , at the very least, they help the EU persuade other member states that leaving is a very bad idea. As I have said numerous times Brexit isn’t over yet and we need to be vigilant.
    Boris needs to a) use the threat of Remainers succeeding as a main weapon against Labour and b) have some prominent remoaners removed from their jobs to put the wind up the others.
    Of course I have no hope of him doing the latter but he can and I think will do the former.


    • StewGreen says:

      Yes Geoff Taylor says the leak was the RHA
      but that there’s been a slight lack of fuel drivers for weeks, so government should’ve acted soner


  25. Guest Who says:

    Wait until BBC Selective Edi… fact checking get hold of this.


  26. StewGreen says:

    Woman’s Hour AGENDAS today
    “Being married to *an anti-vaxxer*
    Universal credit uplift, Willow Kayne
    Lashana Lynch on making history as the first Black female 007
    Rapper Willow Kayne

    Labelling someone “anti-vaxxer”
    is not a good way of converting them
    Right now a pro-womens rights Labour MP Helen Lewis is on , talking about the word scum, Starmer refusing to say tha women have a cervix and why there are few women in Labour’s cabinet.
    Now to a Scottish Labour male MP Iain Murray

    Presenter did point out How can you claim toxic words led to the death of Jo Cox
    and then use hate words yourself
    The elephant in the room is that they fail to talk about the ACTUAL knife attacks against Tory MPs


  27. scribblingscribe says:

    Radio Wales just announced there was a crisis caused by ‘the fuel shortage’. There is no ‘fuel shortage’. They must know that this is panic buying induced by immoral news broadcasting of a local BP problem by people like the BBC.


    • StewGreen says:

      An earlier @BBCradioWales presenter did tweet the phrase “fuel crisis”

      The later presenter kept talking about “The energy crisis” cos he was having a phone in about energy bills


  28. JohnC says:

    Just browsing the BBC to see if/what they have reported about Trump as the schoolboy Lefties have gone into super-spite mode about the Arizona audit and I came across this from a month ago which I somehow never even saw:

    Clinton-linked lawyer charged for lying in Trump-Russia origins probe

    He was bit more than ‘Clinton linked’ – he was actively working for Hilary Clintons campaign team and concealed it when he tipped off the FBI.

    This is a huge story. The entire Trump/Russia thing was a dirty political trick by Clinton and the Democrats. I wonder how long it stayed on the front page – if at all.


  29. StewGreen says:

    After pressure from Stop Funding Hate, the Daily Mail has agreed to stop printing the words of Labour MP’s like Angela Rayner /sarc

    Stop Funding Hate, is an offshoot of Hope not Hate which itself is a front group specialising in demonising candidates who stand against Labour.
    It’s a bit weird that Labour can use the trick of labelling their opponents as “haters”
    and then use hatey language themselves.


  30. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    We have so many shortages at the moment, doctors, petrol, drivers, dentists, nurses, medical waiting lists, empty shelves and many more.
    The one thing we are not short of is politicians.
    The very people who are at the root of the shortages.
    I knew the instant one of them said “don’t panic buy petrol” that everybody would automatically go out and panic buy petrol.

    There’s no crisis that politicians can’t make worse.

    Also, bbbc radio newcastle desperately trying to connect the driver shortage with brexit by giving any callers many brexit prompts but keeping quiet about the eu being in the same position as us regarding HGV drivers.


    • JohnC says:

      I actually heard someone on the BBC Radio-6 news saying that the reason EU HGV drivers will not come to the UK is because the EU have better working conditions.

      A complete lie. They have their own shortage of drivers.

      There’s an unwritten story behind all of this which is that people no longer want to go to work. They had a taste of semi-retirement under lockdown and furlow and they liked it. I doubt many will go back to work until they run out of money – but with 18 months of 80% salary and nothing to spend it on except the weekly shop, it could be many months before things return to normal.

      Meanwhile the government are going to be desperate to claw back as much as they can and the rest of us will be in their sights.

      I have an ominous feeling that what we just went through was the easy part.


    • theisland says:

      Predictable that StarmEUr wants to issue 100,000 visas for foreign lorry drivers.
      I’m sure he would then give them all British passports if he could.


    • Thoughtful says:

      What do you expect when you pay them the lowest amounts in Western Europe? You should be rejoicing at the incompetence you have which is better than you really deserve.

      £12.50 an hour for a cabinet minister? A Prime Minister paid less than the Chief Execs of small towns in England, and paid less than the PM of Iceland or Lichtenstien?

      There are of course other people who are not so stupid or miserly and who will pay them the money to get things they want done, and that’s how it works in Britain.

      We are not short of fuel nor are we short of drivers to deliver it – it was the BBC who started that rumour. The problem is HOYER known in the industry as ‘hand over your employment rights’ only want to employ drivers on zero hours contracts and gives no holiday or sick pay so drivers don’t want to work for them.

      That is the reason companies like BP can’t get fuel to their forecourts, because they subcontracted to a shitty company who treat their employees like dirt.

      The EU has now set better pay and conditions for drivers because greed ridden bosses who cared nothing for their employees were driving their own companies out of business by alienating trained staff.

      This is the reason Boris is not going to get any drivers from the EU, because the greed ridden bosses who thought they could exploit Eastern Europeans can no longer do so and are going to have to either pay more or go out of business.


  31. StewGreen says:

    It’s council planning permission vote day for the 280 million Rathlin oil well plan
    Local BBC news again are doing PR for the anti-fossil fuel protesters
    The second news item each our features different clips of protester’s words preceded by the newsreader reading the same small bland statement from Rathlin
    It’s as if the BBC want to just air the protesters, but have had a legal letter from the company.


  32. MarkyMark says:

    Thank you for contacting us about our News coverage.

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  33. BRISSLES says:

    Sorry, not Beeb, but just coughed over my morning coffee – Sky’s Adam Boulton asks the Shadow Chief Sec to the Treasury, Brigette Phillipson MP, “do women have a cervix ?” and all this dopy cow could do was stutter. Journalism at its lowest. She clearly didn’t want ‘cancelling’ by answering a clear yes, so she stumbled her way through an answer.

    How have we got to this state where experienced journalists are querying from politicians the internal organs that make up our two genders? I’ll answer him, if you have a womb/cervix and vagina you’re a woman, if you have a penis and other dangly bits you’re a bloke. What’s the first thing that happens when you give birth – the medics look between the legs to see if its a boy or girl. End of.


  34. StewGreen says:

    Labour going back to being moderate ?


    • JohnC says:

      I wonder how many people in the entire world who – when wanting a solution to a difficult problem of such magnitude – seek out a person like Hannah to ask her advice on what to do.

      I would speculate that the answer is zero.


      • Guest Who says:

        Hannah. Nice name. Lots of history.

        Hope she and a few others have their papers in order once Lazza and the Momentum guys get really angry and feel like a Night out.

        Lovely studio btw, BBC. Colourful.


        • StewGreen says:

          Observe how well the red-BBC
          blend so well will red-Labour

          both part of the Champagne Socialist class that rule over the lives of common people

          Boris’s blue-socialist party is hardly any different



    • Thoughtful says:

      I wonder just how many people she would need to murder to realise her nightmare.


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Whatever number is required to ensure ‘sustainable development’. Remember: Stalin and Mao may have murdered or caused the deaths of more than 65 million people, but ‘true communism’ has never been tried yet so it’s as unfair to judge them as it is to ask Keir Stammer what the definition of a woman is.


    • StewGreen says:

      Similarly there is a Twitter account that exposes mad US lefties
      “People were indoctrinated to believe that private property rights are good”


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Ah, that’s the old version. The new one is:
        “People need to be indoctrinated that private property rights are good, but for billionaires only”



    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew thanks for putting that up – if you go with it for the full 2 minutes 20 ish – she has a lovely smile at the end
      It kind of cancels out all of that teenage anger .mum and dad must be pleased – if she has any .

      If only she was coloured – she d get a shot at a constituency next election ….


  35. markh says:

    I’m not concerned whether there is or isn’t a fuel shortage (there isn’t). I am concerned that I live in a country full of idiots who panic buy without employing any common sense.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Most of them are probably not panic buying, but lead the same chaotic lifestyles we saw when last time the media reported ‘panic buying’ which wasn’t panic buying at all.

      So many people were never taught how to run their lives properly by parents born in the 50s and 60s who babied their kids to such an extent they cannot function as adults.

      The can no longer cook, clean, repair anything, be financially literate, make good decisions based on fact. They lurch through their lives hand to mouth, relying on others to sort out their problems.

      I learned of this at the lockdown with the number of people with absolutely nothing to eat in the cupboards at home who were stopping off at thte supermarket on the way home every night to buy something to eat just for that one night.

      What was seen as panic buying was actually people buying enough shopping to see them through a week after realising a 20 minute plus wait every night was no longer feasable.

      The same thing is true of the way they run their cars, with barely enough fuel to get them to work and back, and now they are filling them up – probably borrowing money to do so, but at least they can last a month maybe instead of a couple of days, and again the issue is not the fuel but the massive queues people have to wait in, and it’s not feasable to do that two or three times a week.


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        “They can no longer cook, clean, repair anything, be financially literate, make good decisions based on fact. They lurch through their lives hand to mouth, relying on others to sort out their problems.”

        “Excellent. Just the sort of population we require – unthinking, unchallenging, dependent. Especially in Western countries.” (Insert name of your favourite billionaire or politician here)


  36. theisland says:

    Oh Yippee.


  37. StewGreen says:

    In the Sunday Times Rod Liddle wrote about the grand conspiracy against Trump
    ‘The American public is slowly waking up to the fact that they are being led by an ineffectually devious, senile halfwit
    .. if that election had taken place in any other country, it would have been called “unfree”’

    He comments on the Provost of Worcester college, who is also the former chair of LGBT+ charity Stonewall, apologising for hosting Christian Concern’s Wilberforce Academy

    Mouse over the image to magnify it


  38. StewGreen says:

    In The Spectator Rod Liddle writes The toxicity and waste of jobs with the word “Diversity” anywhere in the title!

    Calling out the sickening, immoral and dogmatic totalitarian lefties, especially in the BBC, but also in the NHS, and increasingly everywhere else.



  39. Ian Rushlow says:

    The BBC reports on the antics of their new comrades, the unwashed middle-class useful idiots of Insulate Britain, who have taken time off from visiting Waitrose to block the M25 at Heathrow. They tell us that ‘Protester Dr Diana Warner, 62, a retired GP from Bristol, said she was protesting out of “desperation”. Retired GP, eh? Bit more to it than that. She’s a former Green Party candidate, after which she joined Burning Pink, a protest group and political party involving Roger Hallam (a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion). In September 2020 she was imprisoned on charges of criminal conspiracy. Of course, the BBC wouldn’t know anything about this – ‘retired GP’ sounds far more palatable than ‘professional protestor and activist’.






  40. StewGreen says:

    On Talk Radio Mike Graham is saying thoughout
    “do not be an idiot by going out and panic buying”

    That’s a tone that all media should have taken from the start.


  41. Guest Who says:


    One day an actual professional broadcaster will tell these clowns that a pr agency sending them a quote that fits their narrative need not be true, or even if it is, news.


    • micknotmike says:

      During the recession around 2008, I was, as they say, “between contracts”, and I did a spate of electrical panel wiring, shop floor work, at a couple of local companies to earn some sort of a crust. No furlough then or I could have lazed around forever. I’m used to driving a desk, and it was excellent experience seeing things from the other, equally valuable, side of the table. In the mess room, conversations were what you would expect from any bunch of men (They are the ones without a cervix) left to their own devices. Someone asked if anyone could name an attractive black woman. I think it came to Whitney Houston, or Naomi Campbell if pushed. That was the complete list as far as I can remember. Oh, and David Bowie’s missus.


  42. StewGreen says:

    Andrew Bolt ahead of the COP26 Glasgow.
    “global warming is now a cult of the elite
    and facts no longer matter”
    ‘calls to bomb pipelines are allowed’

    “PM Scott Morrison would love to give in & commit to a net-zero emissions by 2050 target


  43. Fedup2 says:

    Moderator note – for the attention of the internet illegal drug dealer trying to get onto this site . Your messages come through me – they have been trashed and so will any more you send

    So – go away – hope you dont overdose on your product …..


    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, was that the jpeg link Stew put in one of his posts? I got some very dodgy sites up after I keyed that into my browser. This site would not allow me a ‘copy and paste’ so it looks like we have good security here, especially with you to bite the legs of crafty scammers and spammers. More power to your elbow.


      • StewGreen says:

        @Up2Snuff I see you put a note at 1:56pm below the @GuestWho’s Vine tweet
        “Stew, that appears to be a bit of a dodgy link. ”
        I don’t know what you’re referring to cos I can’t remember commenting there
        Ah Maybe you mean someone/bot posted there
        And since then @FedUp2 has deleted it

        I did put up two jpg links today
        but they should be straight and normal
        As you can see they are on Twitter, full page screenshots of articles
        that would fill the screen.. that’s why I put them as a link rather than a picture here

        I put links to other newspaper stories
        since I copied over the link direct from the browser
        I wouldn’t have mis-keyed anything there
        And I haven’t seen anything re drugs.

        On other sites we get posts from bots selling stuff
        but here the bot would have to get around a Captcha unless they stole someone’s password etc.


        • Up2snuff says:

          Stew, it was the link that started FAOf1KVXIAEN don’t think I transposed any characters or put it in the browser incorrectly. It just linked to a page with lots of w-s with Cyrillic and Arabic script. I had assumed it should have been something to do with the so-called ‘fuel crisis’?


  44. StewGreen says:

    R4 starting in a few minutes a playlet
    #3 “Leith – Jo reflects back on her life as a father and grandmother”

    monoloue “Hatred is rising as the world is getting warmer and sea level rise will take my little flat
    … we must make a better world”
    FFS Global Warming propaganda as well

    Playlet #1 set in 1978 Northern Ireland, the story of an Indian Muslim family
    After inviting 30 locals to baby brother’s birthday, they get news of the grandfathers death in Indian
    so they restricted the guests to Muslims only
    and held Muslim prayers.


    • StewGreen says:

      #4 very multicultural in Birmingham


    • MarkyMark says:

      Ahmadis suffer vicious persecution around the world. The main source of fuel for that persecution is in Pakistan, but what happens in Pakistan does not stay in Pakistan.

      I know that from my experience in the Yorkshire market town of Batley. In August 1985, when I was 11 years old, my parents organised an inter-faith meeting in the town hall. It was interrupted and disturbed when, according to West Yorkshire police, more than 1,000 extremists, led by Pakistani hate preachers funded by the Pakistani state, were bused in from around the country. The mob brutally attacked my English mother and my father, a dermatologist; my eldest brother and I; and a Welsh Ahmadi schoolteacher who was with us. My first cousin, a GP, was by chance driving through the market town that day. He saw the mob and saw his family and friends being attacked, so he stopped. He was recognised, pulled from his vehicle and savagely beaten up.



  45. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – disappoint a Beeboid time

    There was a vox pop, done by a BBC reporter driving around the country – during a BBC Fuel Crisis and BBC Climate Emergency – looking for queues at a fuel Filling Station. He thrusts a microphone under the nose of a man queueing for fuel “Why are you here?” man explains he needs fuel to get to work. Next question is delivered bluntly: “Who do you blame for this.” Man provides lengthy answer.

    That must be one disappointed Beeboid! No quick reply “The Government.” or “Brexit voters.”

    I can hear Norman Muntz: “Ha Haaah!”


  46. StewGreen says:

    3pm local news “police have appealed for people to not keep ringing them to ask where petrol is available”


  47. StewGreen says:

    Local news : one of those items where they withhold details so make it useless
    They named a vicar as being given a 3 month suspension for crossing a boundary in electronic communication.
    but never told u if that was sexual or insulting or what.
    It must be neither a huge matter nor a minor matter given the 3 month suspension.
    I know the church don’t want to accused of covering stuff up
    but it seems rather minor news.
    The vicar looks like a 26 year old fat lad.


  48. MarkyMark says:

    “Although this is mainly an accidental mistake, many don’t feel comfortable interrupting to correct people.”


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Come on, BBC! Bill Gates has given you lots of money during the past 20 years, can’t you put some pressure on him to get it fixed as a matter of urgency? I felt sick to my male cervix when I read it.


    • JimS says:

      “If you are a Students’ Union and would like to put your name to this proposal, please complete this form”

      Are ‘you’ and ‘your’ the correct pronouns to use to describe a corporate body?

      Does that apply to diverse, inclusive, egalitarian, intersectional corporate bodies in a state of transistion?

      Do we care?


  49. Guest Who says:

    Pretty sure bbc monitoring monitors here, and bbc reality check is next door.


    Wendy, Springster, M. Wrong… new babe… fancy coming up with an answer?

    Or sticking with feet and beastly men tweets?