Start the Week 4 October 2021

A BBC favourite – the Conservative Party Conference -hits the airways . Great traditions such as ‘ unfortunate comments’ and cronyism and corruption flood the BBC airwaves at this time of year . But how will the BBC behave knowing there is a new ‘ culture ‘ minister ?

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  1. Up2snuff says:

    I am sure of one thing over the week ahead: not that I would be first on a new Thread [ did I hear yawns? 🙂 ] but that the BBC will try to keep ‘the fear and panic’ going over this week of the Conservative Party Conference.

    Have a good week colleagues and if we can spot lots of BBC bias maybe, just maybe, Nadine or someone in her Department might just notice. Here’s hoping.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Catchup links to most recent posts on previous thread
      page 3 started 9:30am on Sunday

      page 2 started lunchtime Saturday

      Monday the 5 part Homage to Blair and Brown starts on BBC2

      And late at night on BBC1 you get 90 mins of Drag Race.

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      • taffman says:

        StewGreen
        Hats off to you and the ‘Team’ for doing a thankless job of running this site.
        Dda Iawn! as we say in the west of these great but mysterious islands.

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    • digg says:

      Yep. All the red rags including the BBC have spookily found a Tory donor being naughty already. I am sure they have had this up their sleeve ready to roll out for the conference opening. So bloody transparent!

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  2. Dover Sentry says:

    Just finished watching the recent cinematic release ‘1917’. Without going into great detail with spoilers, I didn’t realise that 10% of British soldiers in the trenches were black. That is exactly how history is now being portrayed.

    ‘1917 the Sequel’ will of course portray 50% black.

    Is our BBC angry about this lie? Of course not.

    I shall remake Zulu, with 10% of the Zulus being white. Our BBC would certainly then sit up and take notice… 😉

    (Posted this at the tail end of the last thread. In my small mind, I felt it was worth repeating).

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    • davylars says:

      Not the only thing this movie got wrong Dover,
      The tank was about 4 months too soon.
      But why let the truth get in the way of a good story..

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      • taffman says:

        Send for Nadine Dorries she will sweep the wokes like a new broom sweeps clean !
        We hope ?

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      • Dover Sentry says:

        Don’t get me started, davylars! The incident with the crashed German aircraft was a complete embarrassment.
        The whole premise of the film was a joke.
        In the same way, the Wokes destroyed the Dunkirk film in 2016.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Aside from the colour of the soldiers it was daft plot and after the first ten minutes which seemed to portray trench ware fare well , a daft film. Yet it was hailed as marvellous. I don’t go to the cinema very much but in the past few years I went to see Darkest Hour , with Churchill being given advice by a black chap on the bus , Dunkirk where we were fighting off the Nazis but not the Germans and 1917 which was silly.
      Years ago a work colleague told me that he got all his history from films . It didn’t bother me much as I thought he was in a tiny minority who took the silver screen seriously , rather like adults who still believing fairy stories. But now I see he was straw in the wind , gullible people who know nothing about history because they are never taught it, receive their history from the poison chalice of the BBC et al. God help future generations.

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  3. Deborah says:

    10pm BBC1 news and the BBC showed a clip of the people ‘United Against the Tories’. Complete with a black lady in African dress, a lady who looked like the BLM leader who was shot at a party and white people who looked like the great unwashed, I don’t think the demonstrators will turn people towards Labour.

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  4. Sluff says:

    Encrustation. Next example.
    The chance of a positive lateral flow test being wrong is 1 in 1000.
    The chance of two positive lateral flow tests both being wrong is therefore 1 in 1 million.

    Question. If you have a positive lateral flow test, backed up by a second one, then why do you need to do a PCR test?

    I can think of no medical reason. Which makes me wonder whether the real reason for PCR tests is to get people into the ‘official’ system and justify a vast and rather wasteful expenditure.

    Big Brother may be on your case. At your expense.

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  5. taffman says:

    “Conservative conference: UK in period of adjustment after Brexit, says PM”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58779160
    We voted to leave in 2016.
    What has taken you so long ?
    Somehow, I don’t trust this bloke.

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    • moggie63 says:

      Somehow? You have reservations about mistrusting this monumental treacherous idiot?

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  6. Deborah says:

    10pm news and Mishal reported that the King Of Jordan has secretly bought properties in London and Geneva I think it was. Why should he publicly announce everything he buys?

    Mishal then went on to tell us that Anthony Blair had bought a 6 million property in London using an off shore company. Apparently he saved over £300,000 in tax. But Cherie had given a statement to the BBC explaining the property had then been brought into the U.K. system. The BBC didn’t tell us whether that meant the Blair’s had paid the stamp duty, Mishal read out the carefully worded statement without raising the eyebrow she would have used for Boris.

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  7. Nibor says:

    Beeboids ,

    A) have more policemen murdered members of the general public than asylum seekers/ refugees (bogus) have ?

    Or
    B) have more asylum seekers/ refugees ( bogus ) killed members of the general public than policemen have ?

    If B please explain your news coverage .

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  8. Nibor says:

    I see the BBC and Guardian readers are still wanting Workers from the eastern bloc to come toBritain .

    So that’s what they want then , that those countries remain poor so that lefty types can have cheap labour.

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    • JohnC says:

      They really miss their low-paid nannies and gardeners.

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    • Seppers says:

      They’re definately not left-wing in the old sense of wanting better pay and conditions for workers here. It seems to me that they are the opposite, supporting the Victorian laissez-faire attitude that a large pool of available workers is great for businesses and keeping wages down.
      I am sort of left wing, and I voted to leave the EU because my logic was that it could only be fair to workers across the union (including in hhe uk where cost of living is currently higher) if it was a proper United States of Europe – with standard fiscal/currency etc. And I didn’t think that would or should happen.
      But they are middle class and globalist at any cost, and then try to pretend they care about workers by going on about working directives from Brussels. Disingenuous.
      They don’t believe in sustainability- economic or environmental. They might think they do but they don’t.
      Similarly, I think the Greens have stopped being green in that they don’t seem too bothered about loss of greenspace/wildlife habitat. Because free flow of workers requires many more houses and lots more infrastructure.
      But if you challenge any of them they just call you a racist.

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  9. taffman says:

    “Reform UK conference: Richard Tice attacks ‘high tax’ Tories”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58781447

    Readers, IMHO here is our only way out of this mess.
    The party members of this party were the original Brexiteers . They should merge with UKIP and The Britain First Party to form a new opposition . Because we presently have a ‘Rotten Parliament’ .

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    • G says:

      Conservative, “Levelling Up”.
      I’ll scream if I hear that statement again! Fortunately no TV licence so no fear there.

      ‘Levelling Up’ – in Bottlers language: ‘Keep the import of blacks and asians into the UK up, certainly until the numbers reach blacks/asians 50%, remaining indigenous whites, 50%.’

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  10. taffman says:

    “Minister says Priti Patel will watch Cressida Dick over police vetting”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58783177
    In the interest of the people of Great Britain – both need to go, along with our hopeless leader.
    Consider voting for The Brexit Party (The Reform Party ) next time.

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    • moggie63 says:

      She appears to have a good record for ‘watching’, I just wish there was more ‘doing’ in her job description.

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  11. StewGreen says:

    The Attorney General
    has tweeted
    Thinking about commenting on the case of David Carrick
    (the police officer charged with rape)?
    Remember to #thinkbeforeyoupost

    People commented earlier that for people on the “wrong” side
    sub judice laws are treated differently

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  12. JohnC says:

    ‘Commons Speaker wants Met Police to explain Wayne Couzens’ Parliament work’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58777685

    “The security of members and staff has always been my number one priority, so I want to know how this man could ever have crossed the parliamentary threshold,” Sir Lindsay said.

    Errrr because he was a policeman who hadn’t murdered anyone yet ?.

    Since Sabina Nessa inconveniently got herself killed by an Albanian immigrant instead of an English white man, everyone seems to have jumped from that bandwagon back onto Sarah Everard even though it was 6 months ago.

    I suspect the BLM supporting Left such as the BBC have been looking for a reason to go after our police and ‘white privilege’ just like they have in the USA. They jumped in for Sabina and quickly switched back to Sarah when the truth was inconvenient.

    It seems an extraordinary amount of coverage for one bad copper. It is reminding me of the Capitol riots : they are keeping the story active by making big headlines from nothing for purely political reasons.

    In the real London, I wonder what the chances of a woman being raped and murdered by a black man are compared to a policeman. Considering they are 10 times more likely to murder someone, it does seem probable that it happens much more often. But I have no idea because the feminist activists never mention it and the BBC brushes such news quickly into ‘regions’.

    It seems your life isn’t worth much if a black person kills you because the Left can’t use it for their own anti-white agenda.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Vile is so on it.

      Meanwhile his cuddly brown bear Femi is out and about and even more mental than before.

      His manager must be raking it in.

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  13. tomo says:

    London day trip.

    Motorway services at Reading eastbound out of fuel and other assorted services and supermarkets ditto….

    Noticed one thing.

    Only about 10% of the usual Sunday trucks on the M25 – notably sparse. Seemed even lower numbers than during lockdowns – when I regularly went around M25… Really noticeable reduction in the quantity of furriner trucks and a lot fewer parked up for breaks at the usual spots and service rest areas.

    A noticeable number of Tesco fuel trucks out.

    I wonder at my own paranoia …I couldn’t help thinking that the fuel crisis is a deliberate scam … it also struck me that they should get those partial to street clapping to get out this this Thursday evening to applaud our truckers… before they go the way of NHS GP services?

    There’s the >-insert offensive preferred pejorative term-< media up to their usual antics.

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    • Seppers says:

      Wouldn’t put it past ’em (Remain, not just bbc). Not after post 2016’s vote and the way they behaved. Bbc bullying members of the public who voted Leave; Remain trying to get new votes so the ‘correct’ outcome could be achieved; bbc trying to get Boris pulled down for saying “humbug” and then quickly shutting up about it when it was pointed out what the Lib Dems had said about Brexit.
      No, nothing would surprise me.

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      • JohnC says:

        I have a few ‘milestone’ memories from Brexit which I will never forget – or forgive.

        One was Remainers passing an actual law to force the Prime Minister (Boris) to ask for an extension.

        Once democracy kicked in and the people got to vote on the issue, they all got cleared out. Yet I doubt a single one has any regret or shame for what they did.

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        • Doublethinker says:

          John, a good number of the most prominent were removed from the Tory party by Boris but some still remain and of course the Lib Dem’s, Labour and SNP are still predominantly Remain parties and given half a chance will take us back into the EU. Brussels knows this and uses them as a 5th column. Additionally all the civil service , MSM , most of the HoL and others in positions of power and influence are all Remainers Rejoiners. The battle fir Brexit is far from over.
          These antidemocrats will use every problem the country faces , eg fuel shortage, illegal immigration, to push their pro EU agenda and I’m sure they will go so far as to create problems if none exist to further their cause.

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  14. Scroblene says:

    Tory donor on Albeeb site – Number one story…

    Blair fiddling the tax system – er, where…?

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  15. Thoughtful says:

    i see there are unconfirmed reports of Chinese military jets landing at Bagram air base. Hasn’t taken them long and once this utter defeat of the US military gets back to the people I think Bidens falling popularity is going to fall even further.

    The aggressions China is showing to Taiwan is growing, and Biden is more interested in training his military in diversity and critical race theory than he is in training them for war. This has resulted in the US Navy being declared unfit to fight and they would be slaughtered if they went to war with China.

    Not that sleepy Joe would care, he would probably boast of how the most diverse and equality driven massacre in history was achieved !

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  16. Doublethinker says:

    COP looms. We can expect total melt down by the MSM and endless panic enducing stories designed to soften the general public up to acceptance of being forced to pay ever more of their money towards measures designed to stave off climate catastrophe. No doubt friends and family will be caught up in the panic and will be even more ready than ever to dismiss climate scepticism as Luddite or gross stupidity.
    For those of us who aren’t easily persuaded of something just because the BBC has managed to stampede the herd I recommend a short book , Unsettled by Steve Kookin, which puts the facts about climate science into fairly comprehensible language and demonstrates how much exaggeration , cherry picking and outright lying there is amongst the followers of St Greta and sadly amongst many of the so called scientistswho egg her on.
    Kookin is a climate physicist and served the Obama administration as deputy climate advisor and a range of other US government climate bodies. He knows his stuff but refuses to deviate from the scientific method and is appalled by the spinning , distortion and out right lying that has developed around climate change all designed to panic the world into taking action against something which he believes is far from proven.
    The book provides facts and exposes the lies that are stuffed down the public’s throat, it allows you to rebut several of lies that everyone has been conditioned into believing. Kookin is now in the process of being cancelled by the mob. So he must have hit a nerve.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Double
      I think Fighting ‘human climate change ‘( which I do not believe ) gives the likes of the mental Greta – and her disciples – a reason to live .
      And since it is a ‘belief ‘ those who see the way the wind blowing ( as it were ) sign up as followers and make their living . Those against the tide – such as the character you describe – get burnt at the stake – or ‘cancelled ‘ as you describe .

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    • StewGreen says:

      The local news seem to always feature an obligatory GreenDream story
      ..they just told us “Wind produces one third of Britain’s ENERGY”
      .. No that’s the fallacy of saying “energy” when you mean electricity

      UK energy is additionally direct energy for transport and heating .. almost none of that is wind power.
      So wind power is a tiny fraction of UK energy.

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    • JimS says:

      See the late David MacKay FRS free book here

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  17. Fedup2 says:

    Toady
    Robinson interviews the chancellor – Robinson has been warned about controlling his Tourette’s – so a fairly disciplined approach . However- the BBC glories in the negative – so cuts in welfare – supply chain trouble – is heaven – it is heaven for vermin like Robinson .

    It is strange that the BBC doesn’t expect any wobbles as the Chinese virus threat dissipates ( for the time being ) or that the ‘global looking ‘ BBC ignores problems of supply in other countries ….

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    • Guest Who says:

      One for Mystic Marianna?

      Moneygrubbing, moneygrubbing, moneygrubbing…

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      • MarkyMark says:

        3 Teachers hiding in Batley.
        Winston statue painted on.
        Afghan given over to terrorists.
        EU given Northern Ireland by creating a fictional sea border.
        NHS with £80K diversity managers.
        BBC license still going strong.

        Boris on minimum wage …..
        30 September 2020, received £6,000.57 for royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 14 October 2020)
        https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/10999/boris_johnson/uxbridge_and_south_ruislip#register

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      • MarkyMark says:

        “all of Britain’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2035”

        When the wind is blowing more than 12 miles per hour, each wind turbine can produce 1.5 megawatts of electricity. At reduced wind speeds, electricity production decreases. When wind speed exceeds 45 miles per hour the turbines shut down to protect the machinery inside.

        A good quality, modern wind turbine will generally last for 20 years, although this can be extended to 25 years or longer depending on environmental factors and the correct maintenance procedures being followed. However, the maintenance costs will increase as the structure ages.

        They found that the spinning blades of turbines can inflict blunt-force trauma on larger animals like dolphins and porpoises, while their installation can displace whole populations of species. … For more vulnerable animals, this can endanger their species altogether.

        _110770067_globalfiberglasssolutionspic-morewindturbinesabouttoberecycled.jpg

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51325101

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      • Fedup2 says:

        My advice – buy candle futures . When we are sitting in the dark during coming power cuts at least we can be warmed by the green energy we dont have enough of .

        People in the know have been talking about the energy gap in the early 2020s for a while as nuclear stations have to close through age but there seems little concern about it …

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  18. StewGreen says:

    8:24am Switch on bingo
    I switch on local radio and the black DJ and a black sounding guest are doing the newspaper reviews.
    “And finally 2 stories for black history month
    .Two black inventors that have been overlooked : The guy that invented the traffic light in 1936 and the guy that invented the long lasting electric light filament”

    .. He did mention that the guy was working for Edison, but he misled by implying the same filament is used today, whereas his design was only used for a couple of years.

    Many innovations are by an iterative process of tiny improvements and which should recognise that people of all types were involved in this work, but we shouldn’t overhype people either.

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    • StewGreen says:

      First use of colour light signals: London Underground about 1898

      First Overground use: Liverpool Overhead Railway 1920

      The principle of three-and four aspect signals was agreed by the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers in 1924. This was rapidly followed by the Southern Railway installing its first four-aspect signals in 1926.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Africa to celebrate white history month as they show the reduction of voodoo helped make Africa great again.

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  19. MarkyMark says:

    BBC use picture of man who spends other peoples money without thought in a hoody without his suite – man of the people – his father in law owns an Indian 4g company – just wait ….

    _120804139_sunakarrivalgetty.jpg

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58782875

    He will also promise to make the UK the “the most exciting place on the planet” through better infrastructure and improved skills.

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    • Scroblene says:

      What people like him, and the BBC don’t understand, is that we already have all the skills to do the work, but just get knocked back by imposed government interference and negative reporting by the world’s most despised broadcaster!

      If ‘wind power’ and other pseudo-green crackpot ideas had been real commercial opportunities, wouldn’t these issues have been taken up by real businesses long ago?

      Directly governments interfere with business processes, they create a market, chuck subsidies around, and never realsie they’re being conned, but that’s a political drama for you, especially for thick Labourites.

      Any proper businessman or woman listening to the BBC will think that the commentators are on cloud cuckoo land, but by then, their profits are well hidden away before the third-form gurus in W1AA have even started to waffle.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Actually his father in law is described as the “Steve Jobs of India”
      cos he co-founded Infosys

      Rishi Sunak’s father-in-law is a household name in India. Billionaire Narayan Murthy

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  20. MarkyMark says:

    Boris and Carrie to debate at the tory conference ….

    “Reviewing the evidence
    In a review paper entitled How Blue Is Green Energy?, a team of researchers looked at how the installation, maintenance and continued operation of MREDs (in particular, offshore wind and tidal turbines) affect marine life. They found that the spinning blades of turbines can inflict blunt-force trauma on larger animals like dolphins and porpoises, while their installation can displace whole populations of species.

    The noise pollution caused by such projects can disrupt the echolocation which some organisms use to navigate, forcing them to move to a new habitat. That kind of interference not only occurs while installation is ongoing, but even after it is completed. Some technologies emit low-frequency pulses which can obscure the calls and sounds which animals use to communicate. For more vulnerable animals, this can endanger their species altogether.”
    https://www.envirotech-online.com/news/business-news/44/breaking-news/how-does-offshore-energy-affect-marine-life/51053

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  21. StewGreen says:

    9am R4
    – Something about historic painting’s how many are derived from images of Roman leaders
    – A historian argues that King George III is misrepresented eg in the 21st century musical, Hamilton
    .. and was actually a good king.

    Then this strange blurb
    Modern political leaders are no strangers to the importance of public image.
    As the Conservative government holds its party political conference in Manchester the political commentator and sometime-stand-up comedian Ayesha Hazarika looks at how leaders of different parties have tried to stage manage their hold on power”

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    • StewGreen says:

      She’s the go to person, if you want to hear something negative about Boris

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Ed Miliband has unveiled a giant stone slab inscribed with Labour’s six election pledges – and vowed to have it installed at Downing Street if his party wins the general election.

        Speaking in front of the 8ft 6ins-high piece of limestone, the Labour leader said he would keep the stone “in a place where we can see it every day as a reminder of our duty to keep Labour’s promises”.

        labour-ed-miliband-stone-v2.jpg?width=990&auto=webp&quality=75

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      • Guest Who says:

        They don’t seem to use Kev so much.

        Though he did teach Fick Ange her signature bellow whilst tired and emotional.

        The ex BBC Anger and Protests Newsnight Editor down the latest XR blockage where a woman is pleading to get her mum to hospital?

        Used to be a world of sheep, wolves and collies.

        Now it is wolves, media and collateral.

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        She should have advised him not to try and eat a bacon sandwich in public.

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  22. Guest Who says:

    And…. It was REAL!

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  23. MarkyMark says:

    “The world we lost, or rather threw away, in 1914.”

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  24. MarkyMark says:

    “I have not heard a single Tory MP condemn the state violence and tyranny against citizens in Australia.”

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  25. Guest Who says:

    Soho man?
    Hammer man?

    Ah… Mo better blues.

    The accused, Morteza Ahmadi.

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    • Guest Who says:

      The full caption only reveals on sharing.

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      • StewGreen says:

        I get you The BBC tweet does include the name of the guy
        as a label for the news story pic
        However when GW posted that tweet here, that line doesn’t show up
        (That’s true on Android… but now I am on Windows that line does show up )

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest Who

      Some of us were playing the rather sick game of guessing the name / identity of said accused across the weekend .

      Will it be ‘shouts about Allan’s snack bar ?’
      A hatred of white women?
      A hatred of infidels ?
      A hatred of the west ?
      A hatred of queers ?

      Or just a lone wolf with ‘mental issues ‘

      Whatever the above – the BBC will bury it .

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    • JohnC says:

      So four people attacked and the report says:

      ‘Two women – one in her 20s and one in her 30s – were attacked with a hammer in Regent Street, central London, at about 23:00 BST on Friday, police said.’

      Are we to assume the other two are white males and thus do not even merit a mention ?.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Another omission from the Tweet headline is that, he was charged with sexual assault too
      News of charging broke at 7:48am in a Met Police tweet
      One of the women and another woman at the scene, who was not injured, also reported they had been sexually assaulted.

      The name suppression is working
      cos the name is mentioned very few times on Twitter now.

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  26. AsISeeIt says:

    Trick or treat comes early
    That’s unless they tell us it’s rained off – or cancelled like Xmas

    There’s a certain delicious irony that a police force more keen to investigate our social media for naughty-speak, than to patrol our streets for crime, now finds so many of its own officers suddenly in the spotlight: ‘Police’s social media sickness‘ – is what the Daily Mail posts as headline, snitching on the cops: ‘Exclusive: As outcry over Sarah Everard tragedy grows, Mail reveals 1,000 officers probed over offensive online messages‘ – proving many of our modern police are no boy scouts – if that disparaging figure of speech still stands these days?

    There’s no fool like an old fool – if that disparaging figure of speech still stands these days – as Dame Helen Mirren, 76, has herself made up like some Halloween fancy dressed granny, keen to scare the kids: ‘What a vision: Dame Helen Mirren in Paris yesterday. Dame Helen’s CAT-walk eyes‘ – what possessed her? Answer: filthy lucre from product endorsement ‘…as L’Oréal revealed its latest collection at Paris Fashion Week‘ (The Times)

    Speaking of filthy lucre and the filthy rich: ‘Leak reveals financial secrets of world leaders‘ (Times) – and yet we are supposed to trust world leaders are not conning us when they claim we have to make: ‘All Britain’s energy to be green by 2035. PM will pledge huge investment in clean energy‘ (Times) – and not a penny wasted or filched by cronies, I’m sure.

    The Daily Mirror plays a strange game of hunting with both the hare and the hounds – if that Tory bloodsport figure of speech still stands these days?

    Today the covid anxious Mirror warns the nation of: ‘Covid mental health toll‘ – for a moment there I thought this might be news of some new road tax wheeze from Rishi to pay for Lockdown. However: ‘The silent virus victims‘ – something tells me these supposed victims are about to break their silence: ‘1 in 4 Brits say their state of mind worse since pandemic. 1 in 12 has panic attacks & kids on anti-anxiety drugs

    The NHS defines the symptoms of an actual physical – rather than survey questionaire-induced – panic attack for us: ‘a racing heartbeat; feeling faint; dizzy or lightheaded; feeling that you’re losing control; sweating, trembling or shaking; shortness of breath or breathing very quickly; a tingling in your fingers or lips; feeling sick (nausea)’

    – but not to worry: ‘A panic attack usually lasts 5 to 30 minutes. They can be very frightening, but they’re not dangerous and should not harm you‘ – so don’t call us…

    How many children in the UK are actually on anti-anxiety drugs?

    Almost 65,000 young people in England, including children as young as six, are being prescribed antidepressants by their doctors‘ (Guardian June 2017) – I suppose this figure may well have increased recently.

    But here’s the problem with this type of 1 in 4 and 1 in 12 shock result from sample group surveys… we’ve all become far too knowing… here’s an anecdote told by a US TV entertainment producer and creater relating the experience of a focus group held to ascertain the likely popularity of a new TV show. After the test screening with the sample audience the moderator of the survey asked a little old lady in the front row whether she had enjoyed the show? “Oh, I think, it would be very popular with my demographic” – she told the bemused moderator. “Yes, but did you like it?” “Oh, I really think people in my demographic will respond well to the show” – was the reply to the now frustated moderator who gave up and ticked what seemed to be the appropriate box on her survey form.

    So today the Mirror complains of our national pandemic of anxiousness.

    Let’s take a quick survey – actual results guarenteed – of recent Daily Mirror screamer headlines:

    Swamped hospitals rammed in pandemic’s worst week

    One in 50 infected… & rising

    Boris in intensive care

    Sick Boris faces fight for life

    Mutant virus is already speading across UK

    How does that figure of speech go… don’t urinate on my shoes and tell me its raining?

    And finally, good news, if you happen to trust the Daily Star for your weather reports: ‘5-day heatwave hotter than Istambul… from Thursday

    There must be some joke to be had there about Turkey and Christmas

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    • Guest Who says:

      Hel joining Emmy in the dungaree look in a pink submarine outside the Australian embassy after? Or something.

      Tracking MSM worship of fashion and slebby outfits and occasional swerve into eco stuff when it suits is always a hoot.

      The BBC swooning over a tranny of color and gold lame at the Met balls up, or off was a prime example.

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    • JimS says:

      “Oh, I think, it would be very popular with my demographic”

      That sort of thing has been going on for a long time now with vox pops, a woman pushing a pram is asked about her children but she responds about children in general, not hers.

      Two things going on here, first we are being trained to self-censure, (I don’t think it is offensive), but ‘people will be offended’ and secondly forced into ‘group think’, what I as a mother thinks doesn’t matter (even though I was asked), I have to respond how my ‘identity group’ is ‘supposed’ to think.

      It’s like Biden’s ‘you ain’t black if you don’t vote for me’, the ‘thinking’ has been done for us. So all you white men out there, just remember that you are racist, misogynist, homophobic, Islamophobic bigotted Brexiteers, even if you aren’t.

         19 likes

  27. G says:

    The lengths the NWO Marxists will go too to ensure the public do everything their way.
    Ivermectin:
    “A Message from us at Bird
    Bird Group has been dedicated to our mission to allow the use of ivermectin everywhere to fight and beat the pandemic.
    As you know, on Friday, our Twitter account with 25,000 followers was abruptly suspended without notice or reason. This is just the latest attempt to stifle our ability to discuss ivermectin. Please ensure you sign up to our Telegram account.
    Since our beginning, Bird Group has been under constant attack by well-funded organisations and authorities to try to dismiss the evidence. When they have no rational argument they resort to the ludicrous ‘horse drug’ shaming – ignoring the fact that ivermectin is just like many other medicines such as aspirin and antibiotics which also have veterinary versions. And when all else fails they attack our people personally.
    Media outlets present barely-qualified academics as experts to falsely criticise the benefits of ivermectin, and yet despite our attempts, they fail to reach out to any of our highly experienced and widely published researchers and analysts for a different view. For these journalists, balance does not apply to this debate.
    We do wonder why there is so much effort made to attack a safe and cheap covid-treatment that won’t deliver huge profits?
    Is it a sign of our success in promoting the actual evidence that they spend so much time trying to attack and gag us?
    Our well-funded opponents have been relentless in finding ways to silence legitimate discussion; we are censored on Facebook and Twitter, our email service was shut down and even our T-shirts were banned just to make us go away.
    But we will not go away. Not whilst we know we can help people. We are doctors, it is our sworn obligation to save lives and speak out on the medical injustice being forced on us all. We will not stand by and do nothing.
    We hit back with the facts.
    We produce reports, analyses and other materials to share the evidence. Our meta analysis has ranked an incredible 8th most read out of 19 million publications. We have a comprehensive website featuring our own content and that of others. We rebut complex yet unfounded academic attacks on the evidence. Dr. Lawrie is always ready to talk to the media (the few that do allow balance). Bird Group has formed alliances around the world to strengthen our collective voice and we are helping lead the way to show that we will not be quiet.
    We support others
    We actively support medical colleagues around the world who are being threatened for wanting to help their patients, or even just for speaking out about ivermectin. We have written to many government to urge them to look at the evidence to deploy ivermectin to help their own people survive covid. And despite the difficulty in obtaining ivermectin, we have taken the lead in producing practical home-care guidance for those with Covid, guidance that is completely lacking from the authorities.
    We are eternally grateful for your messages and financial support.
    You keep us motivated and inspired to continue this battle through the many difficult days. We certainly don’t feel alone when we know you have got our backs.
    We are not going away. But we do need funds to keep up the pressure. Whatever you can give will be used to achieve the goal to get ivermectin deployed as far and wide as possible to treat and beat covid19.
    Thank you for everything you do to help.”

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  28. MarkyMark says:

    A
    Metropolitan Police officer was today warned he faces jail for buying and watching porn while guarding the body of a dead child.

    PC Avi Maharaj, 44, used Graham and Alison Miller’s cable television account to purchase adult movies in the hours after the death of their 14-year-old son Harry at their £1.2m Wandsworth home in February last year.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/met-pc-facing-jail-for-ordering-porn-on-christian-couple-s-tv-while-guarding-body-of-dead-child-a4206661.html

       10 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      It’s a cultural thing – always buy online porn when watching over the body of a dead child . Seriously- it is almost beyond these words …..
      Lessons will be learned by plod – use your own porn account ….unbelievable ….

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  29. Fedup2 says:

    Do you notice how the BBC often has 2 minds over certain subjects ?

    Take – for instance – Christmas – the BBC is Anti Christ – yet is fixated on Christmas being Christmas – and anything likely to ‘spoil Christmas ‘ must be bad .

    The BBC often goes on about Christmas being more materialistic every year – yet we might be about to have a less ‘material ‘ one – with a pig in blanket shortage …

    Then there is meat . The BBC doesn’t like meat . Yet it moans about shortages of turkeys or pork ..,how does that work ?

    You will know of other frankly weird BBC traits – oh yeah – car use – the BBC wants us all on push bikes – yet make it more difficult to drive a car through the panic buying it generated – the end of the world ….

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    • Guest Who says:

      BBC ‘special stuff’ EdGuds are based mainly on the teachings of Mae West.

      “We never met an opportunity to stir, hypocritically, and ideologically, in the cause of heat over light, that we did not like”.

      With a bit of Alinsky thrown in.

      How any government sees an active fifth column driving social unrest needs to be preserved and paid to undermine the country is a mystery.

      Bread, circuses and constant division… rules.

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    • JimS says:

      Some of it is self-interest. For instance the BBC never really liked the USA, as the old Beyond The Fringe Joke went, ‘the Republicans are like the Conservative party and the Democrats are like.. the Conservative party’. But they mostly speak English and travel there is cheap and they used to have good shops, so a nice posting for short or long term visits.

      Another long-running one is ‘expensive food’. They have no real problem with meat. When you have a small holding in the Cotswolds keeping a few pigs or fancy hens amuses the kids and if you can sell them at £100 per pound that helps top up the BBC salary. It’s only ‘Bernard Mathews’ cheap meat that is bad!

         20 likes

    • JohnC says:

      I disagree : I don’t think the BBC has any specific opinion about anything.

      All they care about is spinning their far-Left agenda and socially engineering everyone else to think the same way. They will use a story in any way they can to push that. They have no morals or scruples whatsoever about how they might misrepresent something to satisfy that aim.
      ‘The ends justify the means’. As every socialist tyrant in history said.

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  30. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – immigration is good, immigrants are wonderful, immigration is essential say the BBC

    6 a.m. News lead item – until they become successful, rich, businessmen like Mohamed Amersi and donate to the Conservative Party. Then the Socialist BBC do not like immigrants. How long have the BBC been sitting on the Pandora Papers? And are the Pandora Papers re-named Panama Papers that the BBC have had sight of for some years now? I think we should be told.

    I think we also should be told how many BBC employees and former employees feature in the Pandora Papers. And if the Pandora papers are not the Panama Papers re-named, I think we should also be told how many BBC employees and former employees feature in the Panama Papers. Over to you, Mr Director General.

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  31. digg says:

    More BBC bias by omission.

    Amongst protesters at the Tory Conference in Manchester were some “people” suggesting via banners etc. for the murder of Tory MP’s

    This from the Exress…

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1500425/conservative-party-latest-news-brighton-bombing-banner-ira-protesters-tory-conference-ont

    As for the Manc Police….

    Despite the threatening banner, Greater Manchester Police have claimed the protesters passed through the city “peacefully”.

    Its that “peacefully” thing again! They didn’t actually murder anyone, they just called for it I guess so “look squirrels”!

    Imagine if this had happened at the Labour Party Conference, the cells would have been full in no time!

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  32. Fedup2 says:

    Up2
    I listened to the Labour leader of Newcastle (relegation ) going on about the needs of afgee refugees and wrote something for here,

    But when I read it back- It was just too strong for here and I worried that I’d get a visit from some plod rapist checking my thinking ….

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, an Afghan is complaining that he and his family are still stuck in a hotel and haven’t been given a home.

      Priceless!

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Up2 – that was the bit I heard – then I heard the words of the therapist telling about ‘anger management ‘ – “be calm Fed2 she says . If said afgee doesn’t like blighty I’m sure they’d welcome him back …

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, I’d be very happy to be away from Taliban rule and getting a bullet in the head, or worse, even if it meant being stuck in a 2* hotel in Geordieland.

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  33. tomo says:

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Unusually for the bbc – they put lord sumption and george pro biotic together to talk about the right of climate idiots to block the M25

      There was no mention of the potential risk to life for people using the road .
      Which showed a pretty shallow debate really . At least its getting colder ….

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    • Mrs Kitty says:

      I can’t help it,I keep rewatching this . When the plod do it it’s four to a terrorist and gently gently, they’ve prodded the British bulldog too much and it’s one on one and getting his legs kicked out of the way. I can see this happening much more in the future but the question will be how will the BBBC report it?? I’m guessing they’ll be horrified at the working class oikes taking matters into their own hands.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        newFile-1.jpg?width=1200

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Those kind of plod antics has undermined public support so when plod turns up as a rapist murderer it doesn’t take much for decent citizens to say to plod – you deserve what you get …

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      • tomo says:

        If my experience in the 2000 fuel crisis is anything to go by – the BBC will be manufacturing fake news – although that activity, given the pervasiveness of camera phones is much more of a challenge these days. Their only option then is bias by overt omission – most here know well that the BBC micromanage their omissions , promote their agenda priorities + misrepresent context ….

        I suspect they’re presently looking for “far right” political affiliations to work into the attacks on peaceful protestors.

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    • theisland says:

      Great stuff from the motorists at Wandsworth Bridge. More please.

         18 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      The video does show XR guys ignoring the paramedic
      but the video ends before an ambulance is shown

      Wouldn’t surprise me if someone has figured out the way to deal with XR underhand tactics is to get a paramedic uniform.

      There is another video now

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      • tomo says:

        I look and the “demonstrating doctors” saving the NHS and think – are they actually doctors or SWP goons ? That said, MD and SWP are not mutually exclusive – just look at The Lancet.

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        • Guest Who says:

          Of course Gail Bradbrook of XR was once a ‘Dr’ on the Biden sense, though oddly is upfront about the non practising aspect.

          Mrs. Sleepy once educated a room full of CNN and Sopes on stuff that they nodded along to dutifully, so is fully accredited still.

          Here’s the XR co-founder back in the day explaining what needs to be done to get the credulous or complicit media onside and idiot… namely all… pols out there with them so as to serve the loud minority as opposed to democratic process or public wishes via secret ballot.

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  34. Sluff says:

    Reference other writers and the extreme interest by the BBC and other media in the Sarah Everard case.
    Came across the below website. Never heard of them before so cannot commend as such but as a single source of useful statistics which substantially punctures the blatant selective bias of the BBC on this and related issues it does have something going for it.

    https://aoav.org.uk/2021/london-murder-capital-a-year-of-violent-deaths-examined/

    Data which is unlikely to be shown on the BBC, needless to say.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Sluff – thanks for the link – from my initial scan it looks pretty accurate . I keep an eye on such numbers .

      My old law professor forecast that homicides increase as social activity increases .
      This is borne out by the deaths of both ladies in london recently …
      Although that piece goes into a lot of detail im still interested by the time of day killings take place .
      My theory is that there is a peak as monsters come out of school as well as the ‘normal 2200 – 0000 period – for street killing that is …

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Sluff the pages looks very sound
      But one thing is the guy behind the org Iain Overton
      is a Byline Times man
      ir in the wacky conspiracy lefty world.

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  35. StewGreen says:

    BBC don’t do adverts !
    How an Earth will people get to hear about Andrew Robert’s new book about George III ?

    9am Roberts promoted his book on Start The Week

    9:45am Book of the Week : George III by Andrew Roberts
    .. 5 episodes

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    • tomo says:

      The BBC categorically do do ads…

      Rolex watches and other expensive trinkets plus corporates who’ve been gulled into believing that the BBC is a trustworthy and authoritative institution where they can bathe in the presumed endorsement of the world’s best public service broadcaster.

      Bring back the test card

         6 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        Of course, I think it was true pro Sopes who was once our man in parts exotic (so long as the flights and hotels were Prescott level) and ran a glowing review of a gold infused soap bar (topical, to any salt bae steak fans) that it turned out was crafted by the minions of the missus of a potentate giving the oily slick a jolly venue.

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  36. MarkyMark says:

    The secret wealth and dealings of world leaders, politicians and billionaires has been exposed in one of the biggest leaks of financial documents.

    Some 35 current and former leaders and more than 300 public officials are featured in the files from offshore companies, dubbed the Pandora Papers.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-58780465

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/ckml857490zt/pandora-papers

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  37. The Sage says:

    Working with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the Guardian, BBC Panorama has obtained documents…….
    How many times have we read those words of the years? The CIJ is a bunch of lefty hacks, (so, of course, is the Guardian) which only seems to investigate right-of-centre politicians. I think Lord McAlpine was one of their previous targets.
    Do you ever recall the BBC working with The Sun or the Daily Telegraph?
    What’s more, the CIJ always seem to get their facts wrong by jumping to conclusions as we will no doubt see with their latest “exposé” of Mohammed Amersi.

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  38. StewGreen says:

    10am local radio news :
    “And rail companies have a new way of dealing with leaves
    spraying them with dry-ice”

    .. em that is actually liquid carbon-dioxide

    Ironic since these days almost every one of their bulletins has an item campaigning for Net Zero

    That seems wishful thinking PR stuff to me #Climate tele-evangelism

    BBC article has open comments
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58783589

       11 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Something strange 2 comments mentioning CO2 have 4 Likes
      ..yet they do NOT appear in the list of Highest Rated comments
      instead a comment with 2 Likes tops the list

      also the story was published 10 hours ago
      They only just opened comments at 10:15am

         9 likes

      • StewGreen says:

        OK that problem goes away when I reload the page
        It’s as if the Highest Rated list doesn’t collect new data after you have opened the page
        but strangely the Oldest Comment list does get updated

        OK dry Ice is actually solid carbon-dioxide .. i guess to spray in it’s pelletised I guess

           5 likes

        • theisland says:

          Everything about the bBC is ‘strange’ which is why it needs to go.
          What properly functioning country would want such an aberration functioning as a national broadcaster?

             14 likes

        • tomo says:

          Having watched “most viewed” and “most commented” rankings across loads of MSM sites now, I think they’re *all * curated , with the amount of curation driven by editorial policy… – and occasionally by direct pressure from those being reported on….

          It goes up and down – sometimes wildly.

             2 likes

          • Guest Who says:

            ‘Curated’ is best viewed alongside ‘independent’, ‘trusted’, ‘impartial’ and a host of other words trotted out by senior editorial right to the the Timmeh! Toppie whenever staff have been caught bang to rights being anything but.

            BBC QT production staff ‘curate’ guests based on topical issues they can be relied upon to make wild claims about.

            BBC Vox pop filter staff do the precise same thing for audience members or phone in questions.

            Editorial selection means that there is only time or space for what suits, and if anything slips through live in the above it can be censored by the tweak of a dial and most certainly deep sixed in archive.

            This, above so many other things, is what makes bbc propaganda so unique.

               6 likes

            • Guest Who says:

              Currently they do like using ‘what you need to know’ instead, which is laughable if not as sinister as it is tragic.

                 7 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Certainly during a period of CO2 shortage, spraying it in compressed liquid form onto rail tracks to evaporate into gaseous form just as CO2P starts seems worthy of broadcast.

         6 likes

  39. MarkyMark says:

    order-order … FREE SPEECH

    Join Guido Fawkes, the ASI, Index on Censorship, Open Rights Group, the Legal To Say. Legal To Type campaign and leading Conservatives for a free speech speakeasy – with lots of free, legal but harmful booze. The Online Safety Bill will censor free speech which is legal but deemed harmful by state quangos. This poses a huge threat to what you can read and write online.

    Kielys Irish Bar, 1 Watson St, Manchester, M3 4EE, Monday 4th October 7PM.

    If you can come to the free speech speakeasy or not the Government’s new Online Safety Bill will ban many of the perfectly legal things you say online while making it even harder to bring online abusers who break the law to justice. Tell your MP to amend this dangerous law now by clicking here.

    – – – –
    NO FREE SPEECH …
    Batley Grammar School suspended two more teachers amid row over cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad
    Head teacher Gary Kibble announced that the unnamed teacher in his 20s had been suspended while the school investigated complaints by parents
    https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/batley-grammar-school-prophet-muhammad-cartoon-suspends-two-more-teachers-938813

       7 likes

  40. MarkyMark says:

    Modern day policing … SEI_63276667.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=480%2C319

    Rotherham child abuse scandal: 1,400 children exploited, report finds
    Published26 August 2014
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-28939089

    The inquiry team noted fears among council staff of being labelled “racist” if they focused on victims’ descriptions of the majority of abusers as “Asian” men.

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  41. theisland says:

    Global countries dominating our use of the internet are all acquiescing to the EU Code. No-one can seriously doubt that they will not apply the same policies to the use of the Internet in the United Kingdom, regardless of what laws are passed by the British Government.

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  42. MarkyMark says:

    Boris to discuss AFGHANISTAN at the conference or just Cirvix matters?

    The Afghan children hiding under moving lorries

    The Afghan children hiding under moving lorries
    Close
    Hundreds of Afghan children – some as young as seven or eight years old – are risking their lives to smuggle sweets and cigarettes into neighbouring countries.

    They’re hiding under lorries to cross national borders in the hope they’ll be able to get money for their families in exchange for these and other small, saleable items.

    It’s as international aid organisations warn of a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, where the conflict has uprooted many children from their homes and they’ve been forced into labour.

    The BBC’s Shumaila Jaffery travelled to the Torkham border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan and spoke to some of the children involved.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-58743371

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  43. theisland says:

    https://www.thedesertreview.com/opinion/columnists/wikipedia-and-a-pint-of-gin/article_22ffa0d8-dde9-11eb-be75-d7b0b1f2ff67.html

    Article by Justus R. Hope, MD on Jul 5, 2021
    I became a Wiki editor a couple of weeks ago. Anyone can edit Wikipedia provided they follow the rules. One should not use primary sources. Instead, secondary sources are preferred. Translated, this means do not use sources that have not been widely read and reported for a long time and DO NOT use recent sources if they are not in the mainstream media.

    No wonder it’s cr*p – but we already knew that.

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  44. Loobyloo says:

    I’ve been trying to watch more gb news – rarely watch tv news. Last night we watched Free Speech Nation, and it was very impressive. Dominic Frisby (eukalele songster) and Francis Foster (comedian, not left wing as in hignfy) we’re guests. It was funny, interesting and broached subjects which are largely untouched by others, like the Batley teacher. Like a much better question time.
    My issue is that I don’t have time to watch all the bits I like – Colin Brazier, Neil Oliver , I realise there is a sort of catch up.

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    • StewGreen says:

      If you go right now to the start of the LiveFeed 12 hours ago
      You can watch the last hour of the show .. https://youtu.be/8A5KljoRABU
      (He just time checked it as 8pm, but actually that was a rebroadcast at 1am ie 12 hours ago)

      GBnews video list : https://www.youtube.com/c/GBNewsOnline/videos

      Podcast has 1 hour with Claire Fox : https://youtu.be/IMwwsLvgSH8

      to skip ads ..tap L on your keyboard, or the right hand side of your keyboard

      I have video speed controller installed
      It lets you speed up video in most webpages like Iplayer

      Here’s a 2:38 clip

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      • MarkyMark says:

        “These people are not representive of the Islamic community” @0:59

        Proud to be British – but what is British? Is being British having freedom to draw cartoons …

        “ Channel 4 poll from last year (2015), found that only 1% of UK Muslims think that publications should have the right to publish the cartoons of Mohammed.” {by Douglas Murray}

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  45. StewGreen says:

    Road block protest
    The longer Talk Radio video gives a lot of time to the protesters
    but you can see the drivers clear one lane the traffic starts moving , the cops turn up and the lane doesn’t get blocked again

       14 likes

    • tomo says:

      Green paint aerosol fitted with a high discharge rate fire extinguisher nozzle

         4 likes

    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Has to be one of the most pathetic and self-defeating protests, among a great many pathetic and self-defeating protests in recent years.

         13 likes

      • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

        Seems hideously white.

           1 likes

      • tarien says:

        What do they hope to achieve, other than causing agravation and no doubt considerable cost to the public using the roads. The change of our worlds climate has been changing for billions of years, these funny little creatures that have evolved over such a short period comparatively, against the age of the world, called Humans, appear to think they know all the answers to why the Worlds weather is altering away from what they have known for only a few thousand years. Vanity said the preacher all is vanity.

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    • JimS says:

      Highways Act 1980

      132 Unauthorised marks on highways.

      (1)A person who, without either the consent of the highway authority for the highway in question or an authorisation given by or under an enactment or a reasonable excuse, paints or otherwise inscribes or affixes any picture, letter, sign or other mark upon the surface of a highway or upon any tree, structure or works on or in a highway is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding £100 or, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction under this subsection, to a fine not exceeding £200.

      137 Penalty for wilful obstruction.

      (1)If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage along a highway he is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding…

      Probably not covered by the Diversity, Inclusivity and Equality courses.

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  46. MarkyMark says:

    The West celebrates not talking about it anymore … Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist behind Muhammad cartoon, dies at 86
    Published19 July

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57883392

       7 likes

  47. tomo says:

    Twitter is autorefreshing furiously today – subjectively anything to do with Extinction Insulation whizzes out of view in seconds – here at least… happened 3 times in the last 10 minutes.

    >-insert preferred offensive pejorative term-<

    The click warriors of Hermitage at work on a Monday morning?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “It’s now universally accepted that the press is parti pris (a preconceived view; a bias).” {youtube} – Christopher Hitchens circa1993

      “Yes, it is true that Conrad Black once threatened to buy the Spectator, of London, because he objected to an article I had written in it. And I laughed for quite a long time, until he did buy the Spector. ” {Christopher Hitchens – youtube – @0:39}

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  48. MarkyMark says:

    Note – Islamics don’t say sorry …

    Vilks made headlines around the world after his 2007 cartoon caused outrage, leading then Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to meet ambassadors from 22 Muslim countries in an attempt to defuse the situation.

    Shortly afterwards, al-Qaeda in Iraq offered a $100,000 (£73,692) reward for his murder.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58783998

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  49. MarkyMark says:

    THE WEST NOW BENDS TO CHINA …

    A David Walliams story about a Chinese boy is to be removed from one of his children’s books after criticism that it contained “harmful stereotypes”.

    A new edition of The World’s Worst Children will be released next year without the story Brian Wong, Who Was Never, Ever Wrong.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58786769

    Speaking to The Bookseller, Ma explained: “‘Wong’ and ‘wrong’ are two words that are commonly used in playgrounds to pick on someone if their surname is Wong.

    2018 ….
    China bans Winnie the Pooh film after comparisons to President Xi
    This article is more than 3 years old
    Memes likening Xi to the portly Pooh have become a vehicle in China to mock the country’s leader

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    • Rich says:

      Ffs, Georgie Ma’s Instagram handle is “chinesechippygirl”.
      And she’s the one talking about harmful stereotypes?

      She seems to be a possibly-Scouse full-time ESEA (East and South East Asian apparently, new one on me) activist.

      An ESEA community? As if every Asian culture is the same?Although to be fair that does seem to be what her ancestral home’s leaders are actually after. Have the British Chinese, long established and quietly getting on with things, now looked at other “kommunitees” and thought to themselves, “we’ll have a bit of that”.

      It seems that some of those chips might have landed on a shoulder or two. Hers at least.

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    • theisland says:

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Since Ludvik believes she is too serious, he writes on the postcard, “Optimism is the opium of mankind! A healthy spirit stinks of stupidity! Long live Trotsky!” His colleagues and fellow young-party leaders did not see the humour in the sentiment expressed in the postcard. Ludvik finds himself expelled from the party and college and drafted to a part of the Czech military where alleged subversives form work brigades and spend the next few years working in mines.

        . . . .

        “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humour in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”
        —Ayatollah Khomeini, jan1980
        (80 million Muslim people follow this man’s beliefs and ideas in 2017).

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