Midweek Thread 6 October 2021

The BBC and its’ mass media friends are intent on increasing shortages – either actual or fictional . It’s a dream subject for the BBC – it can both frighten people and blame its’ enemy – the government – Brexit – you – me …….

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  1. StewGreen says:

    11am R4 ep1/3 ” Ekow Eshun goes in search of the origins of whiteness with help from his friend, the artist Grayson Perry.
    He looks at art and literature and science.
    He speaks to the geneticist Adam Rutherford * and discovers that our ideas of race came from one of the founding fathers of modern science.
    Ekow also travels back to 17th century Barbados to trace the legal origins of white supremacy.”

    Rutherford is a BBC ..Anglo Indian who denies race exists
    His arguments are language games, he argues that since the genetics of people is vastly the same, they are all the same race.
    The problem with that is that denies that racism exists.

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    “I saw the army in action in Glasgow

    firing staple guns like carbines as they set up a huge vaccination centre

    and in Fermanagh I saw the needles go in like a collective sewing machine”

    order-order Boris Speech

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  3. MarkyMark says:

    Boris – level up – into the same ditch.

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  4. Peter Grimes says:

    Has anyone found a reference on Al Beeb’s electronic lie station to the suggestion from a minister at the BlueLabour conference that Manny MacroNapoleon and Our Ussi Fondalying DID withhold 5 million AZ doses last spring?

    I know Manny and Ussi threatened to stop their export but hadn’t heard before that they did so.

    Makes me even happier at having stopped my sub to the former Tory Party for what I saw as BoJo’s craven inaction.

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  5. digg says:

    Boris, The DG of the BBC, the editor of the Guardian not to mention the Chairmen of many woke leaning Companies and Institutions need to find a quiet room, pour themselves a stiff drink then read this razor sharp summary of the lunacy of the Climate nutter brigade by John Longworth.

    https://commentcentral.co.uk/the-governments-pursuit-of-quack-climate-science-over-economically-sustainable-solutions-will-lead-to-disaster/

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    • dhunter says:

      liked the “nutter” comments from “Lacerta viridis”

      when asked “What is your scientific discipline?” answered “Physics”

      god help us all if he/she is for real.

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  6. StewGreen says:

    Yesterday’s news on local radio “The new Richard Osman book has gone in at #1”
    The presenter continued “the guy is a genius and so well researched”

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    • JimS says:

      I believe I mentioned this at least a month ago, something like Z-list celebs guess the ages of C-list celebs.

      Unfortunately catching a few minutes of it this morning I did wonder if BBC Archives could be asked to ensure it never airs ever again.

      Of course its purpose is to provide work for Osman, someone who isn’t a comedian and who has no special talent as a ‘host’ either.

      Some industries carry out a corrupt practice where, let’s say, the rate for the job is £200. The job doesn’t go to the person worth £200 but to someone else who is happy to do it for £100 and the other £100 goes to the person handing out the work. That might explain some of the BBC hires.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Stew, at the beginning of this week one Radio Flaw programme – cannot now remember which – was having a moan that Richard Osman’s and Sally Rooney’s books were dominating the Christmas best-seller lists and would any other author get a look in? Think the prog may have been Ewan Yores.

      I thought that hilarious. Those two have been getting publicity and free advertising on BBC Radio Flaw for weeks and weeks. Sally Rooney’s latest book was even Book at Bedtime in September for two whole weeks. Dead boring it was, too. I nearly died twice.

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  7. StewGreen says:

    @BBCAfrica doco about Nigerian “influencer” Hushpuppi

    Youtube same video : https://youtu.be/mXA7rcVBslU

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Nigerians and fraud – who – as they say – would know ?

      Troll fodder to defend the indefensible…

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  8. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – Conservative Party Conference, Party Leader’s Closing Speech

    Think of all the attention given to the poor Sucker who Leads the Labour Party. Not just his closing speech but all the build up to it. Then there was all the attention on Keir Starmer’s essay on his values and his vision for the Labour Party. YyaaawwnN from me.

    And poor old Part-Time having to work the Conservative Party Conference in the shadow of her predecessor, Nick Robinson without the chance of a Brighton ice cream or stick of rock with Labour re-launch mk. somethingorother written all the way through it. At least the Montacutie brought Part-Time out of the shadows of her predecessor. What does she do? Pours cold water on the PM’s speech.

    I would not be surprised if the electorate are cheering and chanting “Five More Years!” in 2023.

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  9. MarkyMark says:

    Greta goes to India? 70%!!!!!

    “With coal used to produce almost 70% of electricity, spot power rates have surged, while supplies of the fuel are being diverted away from key customers including aluminum smelters and steel mills.”

    Read more at:
    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/energy-crisis-deepens-in-india-with-four-days-of-coal-reserves-left/articleshow/86775084.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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  10. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm Media Show
    Is the public interested in public interest news?

    No righty guests of course

    – Pandora Papers
    – whistle-blowing former Facebook employee has appeared before Congress,
    – The New York Times seems to have brought down a wunderkind news organisation. **

    – Deputy Business Editor at The Guardian
    – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
    – Media Columnist at The New York Times
    – Senior Columnist at The Economist.

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  11. MarkyMark says:

    And we need to join the EU quickly …

    “Overseas workers only way to solve shortages, says Next boss
    Published8 minutes agocommentsComments”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58786741

    Unemployment rate (aged 16+) 4.7% +0.8pp

    Next chief executive Lord Wolfson has said labour shortages could be solved by companies hiring overseas workers and paying a “visa tax”.

    Staff were not available in the places needed and seasonal workers were difficult to recruit, he told the BBC’s Today programme.

    Migrant workers send home £8bn to families
    By Sean Coughlan
    BBC News education and family correspondent

    Published20 November 2018commentsComments
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-46223217

    Home Office loses track of more than 600,000 people who should have left country, finds immigration watchdog
    UK border checks branded ‘shambolic’

    May Bulman
    Social Affairs Correspondent
    Thursday 29 March 2018 16:39

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  12. vonrecht says:

    I understand there was once a time when people had to work for a living.
    Today we have generous unemployment benefits as well as a nearly 5% unemployment rate among 16+ locals. I do wonder whether there is a connection? I understand that ‘it’s not quite that simple’ ,but have to ask: are we not actually that ‘socialist paradise’ often mentioned in the public sphere in the past?
    Also, I can think of at least two large continents and several small islands for which Britain must be an absolute magnet…
    I shall now have to write 500 lines for having/expressing evil thoughts, so please excuse me.

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  13. MarkyMark says:

    MI5 is aware of more than 43,000 people who pose a potential terrorist threat to the UK, according to a government report — almost twice the number of terror suspects previously disclosed.

    After the 2017 attacks at London Bridge and Manchester Arena, it was revealed that MI5 had about 23,000 current and historic suspects on its radar.

    This included 3,000 so-called subjects of interest (SOI) who were under active investigation, as well as 20,000 people who had been investigated in the past and who might engage in terrorism in the future.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/terrorism-in-the-uk-number-of-suspects-tops-40-000-after-mi5-rechecks-its-list-pqm6k62ph

    3,000 * 24 being watched 24 hours = 3 officers a day * 3000 = 6000 officers keeping tabs.

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  14. tomo says:

    Obviously, nothing to hide, nothing to fear

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  15. StewGreen says:

    Censor-watch :The Newsquest stable of newspaper are deleting comments critical of their “Black History Month in the NHS” stories
    The stories appear customised to your area.

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  16. tomo says:

    Comments critical of the “NHS Black History Month” are being programmatically deleted by keyword across the NewsQuest UK fleet of local rags.

    – a quick scoping seems to show that “clinical” and “clinician” are two boo-words – I wonder if USAToday have subcontracted their comment moderation to FaceBook?

    I know from talking to senior reporter on local rag that they don’t have the manpower to “police” comments.

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      tomo
      What a joy it would be to celebrate a “White History” month but I search in vain. Our in house undercover Marxists have all the money and power to ensure that THEIR message and THEIR message alone is given full exposure and all else is omitted.
      However, our in house billionaire Marxists will not have their lifestyles inconveniensed at all by their Communistic one world delusions.The rest of us will “Just follow ze orders” OR ELSE!!
      At 81 years old I can only hope that sometime, somewhere in the next generation a light will shine that allows our young people to see the extent to which they have been hoodwinked out of their heritage

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  17. tomo says:

    Photoshop?

    eyes too close together and sucking in lower lip?

    48776941-0-image-a-87_1633418529233.jpg

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    • tomo says:

      Damn… missed it – it *was* photoshopped – the lower lip is back. Should’ve screencapped…

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  18. taffman says:

    “Thomas Picton: Artists commissioned to examine slave owner’s legacy”
    “The new works are part of the Reframing Picton project being undertaken by the museum and the Sub Sahara Advisory Panel.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58799812

    Who are the “Sub Sahara Advisory Panel”?
    Perhaps they should examine their own slave legacy? ……………….
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Saharan_slave_trade

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    • MarkyMark says:

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

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

      It’s ironic that when the Atlantic slave trade was abolished the Eastern trade expanded, suggesting that for some Africans the abolition of the Atlantic trade didn’t lead to freedom, but merely changed their slave destination.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/slavery_1.shtml

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  19. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news
    #1 £20 back to normal on Universal Credit
    Here we are at Doncaster foodbank
    with a lot of *Labour Voices*

    #2 Boris’s speech
    here’s a load of *Labour Voices* saying it’s not good enough.

    come up Climate Change shopping item.

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    • StewGreen says:

      That item like a lot of TV gave bold numbers that are probably wrong
      “One third of food in the world grown is not eaten”

      hmm even the small percentage of food not going into the food chain usually goes to feed animals.

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      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Quite so, Stew, as one who was brought up in the country, I can tell you there’s little goes to waste in reality. A lot of species in this country rely on farm waste for survival, especially during the colder months.

        When I was a kid, all the leftovers from the canteens used to go to the local pig farm, win-win for all involved that one. Then they decided it risked spreading infection – human to pig, I assume.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        So no need for £20 universal credit – just throw away less?

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  20. taffman says:

    “Climate change: NHS Wales ‘can transform services’ ”
    “NHS Wales must focus on cutting its greenhouse gas emissions, says outgoing boss Dr Andrew Goodall.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-58809669

    NHS Wales should focus on seeing and caring for its patients .

    Presently Its in a mess !

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  21. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news “Today UC was cut, here’s a load of people complaining”

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  22. taffman says:

    “Conservative conference: Boris Johnson vows to get on with job of rebuilding UK”
    “He added that controls on immigration represented the “change that people voted for” in the 2016 Brexit referendum”.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58817217

    How many vows has he broken so far?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Theresa May The Secretary of State for the Home Department 12:37 pm, 20th April 2016
      The first priority of government is the safety and security of its citizens, and the Government have always made the integrity of the UK border a priority. We will never compromise on keeping the people of this country safe from terrorism, criminality and illegal immigration.

      https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2016-04-20a.923.2

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  23. digg says:

    If you thought that once you pass away you are out of the clutches of the climate nutters you would be wrong!

    On BBC news a mad looking lady who specialises in “natural” burials. Covering eco friendly materials for the coffin, bio-degradable shroud, no nasty embalming fluids harming the environment etc. etc. etc.

    I am sure the relatives are very comforted by the fact that their deceased family members are doing their bit even in the after-life.

    Do these people wake in the night with new ways to push the mantra?

    (Shakes head!)

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  24. taffman says:

    “Covid passes: Conservative who missed vote was at party conference”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-58816952

    Something fishy going on?

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    • Calon lan says:

      Total disgrace taff. They refused to delay the vote for him to get on Zoom. He would have had the deciding vote and it would not have carried. Stinks. I’m living in a Marxist dictatorship.

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  25. Guest Who says:

    Presumably one of those new 50s ones of color that prevail in media werld.

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  26. Guest Who says:

    BBC do like a fight.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      They ought to try by starting to let patients have plants and flowers by their bedside then !!!!

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager (Patient Service)
      The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
      Job Reference: 317-2021-32-01-DR
      Employer:The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:317 Patient Relations – FHLocation:317 01 Freeman HospitalSalary:£38,890 – £44,503 per annum

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    • MarkyMark says:

      new
      Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights Manager
      Sussex Partnership NHS FoundationTrust3.5
      Brighton BN2 3EW
      £40,057 – £45,839 a year
      The post holder will be required to work alongside the SMC co-leads and SMC Training Convenor, but also linking with other mindfulness centres and training…

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  27. taffman says:

    “UK gas prices fall from record high after Russia steps in”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58815665

    Will our heating bills be coming down ?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      No – they’ll go up now – and again in April ….you might recall that a couple of weeks or more I recommended fixing energy costs – I think I said it x3 over a few weeks … glad I did …and not with those dead small outfits …

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  28. Guest Who says:

    One for Spingster to ignore?

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  29. BRISSLES says:

    Sometimes I’m late to the party, but Andrew Neil back at the BBC ??????

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  30. Fedup2 says:

    Brissles darling – I don’t know but my money was on him working for Murdock again – better pay ….

    Not the BBC – I read a report in a national paper today of an inquest into the death of a 15 year old autistic girl who had access to suicide related material at her school – there was no ‘filter ‘ software on the IPads.

    The coroner obviously hoped (LWBL ) lessons would be learned ….
    ………unfortunately there was no mention of school staff being responsible … the paper was the guardian so I guess it didn’t want to upset all those lefty ‘teachers ‘.

    Needless to say the parents of the dead girl ‘assumed ‘ the school would protect their daughter …..

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    • MarkyMark says:

      September 30, 2021
      California outlawed the all-white-male boardroom. That move is reshaping corporate America
      Hundreds of public companies used to fill their corporate boards exclusively from their networks of familiar faces — typically white men.

      Then California outlawed the all-white-male boardroom in 2018.
      Photo via @latimespolitics

      https://twitter.com/i/events/1443608165849915393

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  31. MarkyMark says:

    Theresa May The Secretary of State for the Home Department 12:37 pm, 20th April 2016
    The first priority of government is the safety and security of its citizens, and the Government have always made the integrity of the UK border a priority. We will never compromise on keeping the people of this country safe from terrorism, criminality and illegal immigration.

    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2016-04-20a.923.2

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  32. Fedup2 says:

    Deaths in London update

    This time it’s a cyclist fatality – apparently involving another bicycle – don’t know if Jeremy vine will be on that case . 8 cyclists killed on the roads in London so far this year . Time to ban them ….

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  33. Philip_2 says:

    The Spectator (magazine editorial) this 2nd October.
    (edited).

    There’s a great revival under way in the British TV and film industry, but it’s not the BBC that’s behind it. Netflix is normally secretive about its figures but this week published a list of its most popular shows and top of the pile is Bridgerton, which imagines Regency London as a racially mixed society. Although funded with US money, it is shot in Yorkshire with a British cast, using British technical know-how, and, thanks to Netflix’s global audience of more than 200 million, this British show has now become the most-watched series in the history of television.

    …As the BBC looks on, the world of television is being transformed — thanks to American investment.

    British companies now lead the world in visual effects, for example. Six of the last eight Oscars awarded in that discipline went to British firms. American blockbusters are now as likely to be made in Britain as in Hollywood. Netflix and Disney have struck long-term deals with Pinewood and Shepperton studios, booking them years in advance. The owners of Sunset Studios in Los Angeles recently bought a 91-acre site in Hertfordshire. Some £450 million is being spent expanding Pinewood.

    …So where does this leave the Beeb? Once, the licence fee was justified on the grounds that only the BBC could afford to make world-class drama. Now, the subscription services have budgets that the BBC cannot hope to match. The BBC still has its successes. The televised version of the Sally Rooney novel Normal People was a BBC production, filmed in Belfast. But these successes are ever rarer.

    Many of the BBC’s light entertainment shows, such as Strictly Come Dancing, have a faithful audience, but it’s becoming obvious that it’s a shadow of what it could be if it had the commercial freedom and ambition of Netflix. Instead of growing a global audience, it is stuck forever trying to please a diminishing band of UK licence-fee payers, many of them reluctant ones at that. And as a result, the BBC is stuck in a no man’s land. Is it a worthy and educational public service broadcaster or a ratings-chasing commercial broadcaster? It doesn’t know. When pleading for an increase in the licence fee it proclaims its lofty Reithian ideals — but these are quickly abandoned in favour of game shows, competitive scheduling and comedy programmes once the money has been secured.

    …For an increasing number of especially younger viewers, the BBC is becoming an irrelevance. The number of TV licences has plunged a full million since peaking at 25.8 million in 2017/18 — although 3,000 licence-evaders a day are being dragged through the magistrates’ courts. The BBC’s income is static, but not, for the most part, because people are breaking the law by owning a television and not paying for a licence. It’s because increasing numbers of people see no reason to own a television now that they can access brilliant, funny, well-made programmes on their laptops and phones.

    …This is a good news story, not a reason to complain. The fact that UK companies have cornered the market in specialist areas like sound and visual effects is a cause for celebration. It is a reminder, too, of the power of tax breaks. Low taxes and commercial freedom can also provide the perfect environment for other parts of our newly independent UK economy to thrive.

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/lights-camera-traction-the-power-of-britain-s-cultural-exports

    And then I also heard the New MEDIA minister Nadine Dorries on Nick Ferrari on LBC stating that she is to reign in the BBC for its lack of political ‘diversity’ using the same term (BBC) likes to apply to everyone else -‘non woke’ – sounds a promising start…

    Its good as The Guardian don’t like it ‘up em’, they don’t like ‘nepotism’ of their biggest (and only big) client ‘may not exist at all in 10 year time either; the BBC are full of BBC dynasty’ families’ like the Dimbleby’s et al. Its a BIG problem for the BBC to conceal going back decades.

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/oct/06/nadine-dorries-attack-on-the-bbc-reeks-of-hypocrisy-but-it-does-need-reform

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/snobbish-bbc-may-not-exist-in-a-decade-nadine-dorries-predicts-fn7dkh9gv

    So we may get change at the BBC after all. Its a busted flush and everyone else in TV and Media are doing well and the BBC are left with the low end of the TV runt – without much future in the big wide world, as it does not like competition (it has always tried to copy in the past), it wants more money to compete with ‘NetFlix. Of course the BBC pays no VAT or Corporation tax and pays the highest salaries in the developed world, simply to stand still, going backwards. The BBC are all clearly unemployable, and the future planned sale of Channel 4 (owned by the taxpayer) is Identity kit to the Woke BBC mirror), the sale won’t be wasted on the BBC hierarchy, wondering if they should cash in the chips now that Labour looks in electable now that Blair is ‘fossilised’. Its an end of an era, hopefully.

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  34. StewGreen says:

    9pm BBC4 Lucky you , another chance to see Afua Hirsch’s documentary Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Slavery before Islam
      Slavery was common in pre-Islamic times and accepted by many ancient legal systems and it continued under Islam.

      Although Islam is much credited for moderating the age-old institution of slavery, which was also accepted and endorsed by the other monotheistic religions, Christianity and Judaism, and was a well-established custom of the pre-Islamic world, it has never preached the abolition of slavery as a doctrine.

      Forough Jahanbaksh, Islam, Democracy and Religious Modernism in Iran, 1953-2000, 2001

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

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Among black slaves, there were roughly two females to every one male.[2] Two rough estimates by scholars of the numbers of just one group – black slaves held over twelve centuries in the Muslim world – are 11.5 million[4] and 14 million,[5][6] while other estimates indicate a number between 12 and 15 million African slaves prior to the 20th century.[7]
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_slavery_in_the_Muslim_world

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Is that Afua in the picture with him ??

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    • taffman says:

      StewGreen
      I can’t imagine that she will be emigrating back to her roots by the look on her face. In fact how many descendants of slaves actually emigrate back to the lands of their ancestors?

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  35. StewGreen says:

    9pm BBC1 I see the producers have put up a promo tweet

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  36. StewGreen says:

    9pm BBC The BBC promo tweet
    OMITS the fact that the rapist raped MEN , predominantly straight
    … The production company’s tweet doesn’t omit the word male.

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  37. StewGreen says:

    9PM Michael Caine film on Talking Pictures
    “So politically incorrect, it must be right.
    This movie has never been shown in prime time TV, for one -and only one- reason: It’s getting so vicious in cauterising political thoughts and the “politically correct” leadership of the western world,

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  38. Siempre Recht says:

    Two links that simply say it all:

    From bbc.com, I use a vpn, so it directed me here:

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210914-how-sea-otters-help-fight-climate-change

    And more racist hillwalkers on BBC Scotland:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0010bmy/our-lives-series-5-boots-and-beards

    I don’t really come to this site anymore, as there is really nothing we can do about the Beeb, until the licence fee disappears. Equally, I don’t really use the MSM as well – it’s worse than propaganda. The propagandist knew they were lieing, and there was always a certain charm about them, whereas the “intelligentsia” actually believe in the utter lies that they put out.

    Try this, don’t use ANY of the MSM for 1 month, and then look at them after that time frame, it’s as if they live on a different planet than us. I did this recently with the rag, yahoo.com, as I have to at times, go into an old email address; the shi*e they write is unbelievable!

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    • StewGreen says:

      If non white people want to overcome some cultural reluctance to visit the countryside, then good luck to them,
      However BBC white producers making such a big fuss and spending 6 months to make the doco
      does at first glance seem totally disproportionate.

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    • StewGreen says:

      So BBC Earth a weird kind of PR company
      are making magical claims about sea otters
      They may be some of the cutest and fluffiest animals out there, but scientists believe that sea otters may also be climate superheroes!

      The tweet got 1 reply and 7 quote tweets but they all seem banned

      BTW IT is contradicted by an earlier BBC Earth story from 2020
      https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200818-the-canadian-sea-otter-rescue-plan-that-worked-too-well
      As otter populations have grown – first slowly, now apace – other species they feed upon have been driven to scarcity, including the crabs, clams, abalone and shellfish that coastal First Nations communities formerly relied on.

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  39. theisland says:

    Colin Brazier remembers PC Keith Blakelock who was hacked to death today in 1985.

    https://www.gbnews.uk/gb-views/colin-brazier-anyone-who-thinks-black-lives-matter-lunacy-doesnt-have-supporters-in-the-uk-wasnt-paying-attention/137554

    Anyone who thinks this lunacy [BLM] doesn’t have supporters in the UK — increasingly influential supporters — wasn’t paying attention when Britain took the knee after the killing of George Floyd.

    On this anniversary of the killing of someone closer to home, we should remember the lesson provided by Keith Blakelock’s violent end. His killers are still at large. But nobody’s weaponising his death to advance an overtly revolutionary political project. His family and friends haven’t spent years yelling: no justice, no peace.

    In so far as we can tell, they’ve got on with their lives and accepted that in life, bad people do bad things to good people, and their skin colour is neither here nor there.

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  40. StewGreen says:

    10pm BBC4 Another eco-catastrophe doco 1/3
    “The extent of nature’s resilience, and its adaptability in the face of extreme threat is astonishing. We see that ecosystems devastated by human beings can be revived, with the right care…”

    Blurb : Filmed on seven continents, THE AGE OF NATURE presents creative ideas from around the globe for dealing with such pressing issues as climate change, animal extinction, and environmental degradation.

    Butt you’ll need another TV set so you can watch BBC1 at the same time to catch at 10:35pm the Air Pollution episode of Earthshot 3/5 the Prince William/ Attenborough sermon

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    • Rich says:

      Stew,

      Watched Andrew Bolt from Sky Australia today, talking about the Great Barrier Reef’s recovery and how it doesn’t conform to the current global Green agenda and groupthink and so is ignored or purposefully misrepresented by activist “scientists”, governments and the media in particular. I think you will have heard of the guy he’s talking to.

      Try the link below,

      I don’t think this is the stuff you’ll hear from the bBbc.

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      • Eddy Booth says:

        Isn’t a (supposed) rising sea good for reefs, as they have more room to grow..

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  41. MarkyMark says:

    The Arab slave trade was most active in West Asia, North Africa, and Southeast Africa. The Ottoman slave trade exploited the human resources of eastern and central Europe and the Caucasus; the Barbary Coast slave traders raided the Mediterranean coasts of Europe and as far afield as the British Isles and Iceland. In the early 20th century (post-World War I), authorities gradually outlawed and suppressed slavery in Muslim lands, largely due to pressure exerted by Western nations such as Britain and France

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_slavery_in_the_Muslim_world

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  42. taffman says:

    We haven’t heard from maxincony for sometime? Has he been covering the Tory conference for Al Beeb?

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    • JohnC says:

      Probably fire-fighting on some other forums after the BBCs disgraceful attempts to creat social disorder and panic through lingering spite over Brexit and the embarassing defeat of the Left at the last election. I bet a few of the sandal-wearing weirdos still have pictures of Jo Swinson and her knockers on their desks.

      They will be monitoring this one for sure and logging anything anyone says for the database.

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    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      He’s glued to a road somewhere.

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  43. Rich says:

    Someone posted something on here the other day about their being a shortage of clowns in Northern Ireland. Yes, that was news, an apparent shortage of bloody circus clowns. There’s one circus in the whole of Ireland, how is there a shortage in Northern Ireland specifically? Has anybody checked their car?

    Well, I suppose we’re ok for petrol and food over here at the minute, they had to find something to add to the pile-on, but ffs come on.

    I refrained from commenting then, it seemed too easy, but I simply couldn’t let this opportunity pass as I think the picture and article linked prove that any such assertion is complete and utter shite.

    https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/universal-credit-department-for-communities-bids-to-restore-20-uplift-in-northern-ireland-40924565.html#

    “The lights at Belfast City Hall were turned out for two hours from 8pm on Wednesday to protest against the uplift being removed.”

    In fact I would argue that we are now actually living in Clown World. And nobody is laughing.

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  44. Dover Sentry says:

    How would the films of yester-year be made today? Or if at all?

    Where shall I start?

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    • Scroblene says:

      The ‘Carry on’ flicks would be a hoot – for the couple of dozen weidos who might watch it instead of being normal…

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    • Calon lan says:

      Powell and Pressburger will not be bettered.

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  45. StewGreen says:

    Channel4 trailer
    “coming soon the new dating show for couples who want to add an extra person and become a throuple !”

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  46. StewGreen says:

    The MAN incident in Tewkesbury 1man dead, 1 injured, 1 woman injured.
    “we are not seeking anyone else”
    The deceased is 43-year-old Matthew Boorman (white)
    BBC : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-58811821
    “Police had contact with suspect ” and let him go ?
    “Due to previous contact with the arrested man, Gloucestershire Police is referring itself to the Independent Office of Police Conduct”

    Police video statement

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    • JohnC says:

      The complete lack of any description of the attacker considering he has been arrested and there were lots of eye witnesses is looking suspiciously like the usual trick of waiting until the story dies down.

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    • Banania says:

      Lost his life, gosh how careless.

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  47. JohnC says:

    Nestle admits supply chain issues ahead of Christmas
    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58822665

    The BBC being far-Left and more than willing to kick our country when it can is making the important issues front-page news items today:

    ‘When asked whether he could guarantee Quality Street would be in the shops this Christmas he replied: “We are working hard.”‘

    And then for no reason whatsoever they twist the whole story around to climate change with:

    ‘Nestle is also working with new types of feed for cattle that produce less methane per litre of milk produced.’

    Can they write a single article these days without pushing their own agenda ?. I wonder if a memo went out telling reporters to do it or they do it automatically to get brownie points from the boss.

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    • JimS says:

      Christmas comes earlier every year. They might not be Quality Street but our local branch of Black Lives Matter, (formerly JS Sainsbury), has had walls of sweetie tins for a few weeks now.

      Bit surprised because they block the view of Black History Month posters, whatever that has got to do with groceries.

      Maybe more to do with deflecting from the 15% ownership by Qatar, one of the leading modern slavers.

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  48. JimS says:

    What did the Romans ever do for the BBC?

    Well back in 2014 it let them tell us that even the middle of Wales had always been multi-ethnic and multi-faith. Cerys Mathews on The Welsh M1 is told that there was once a camp of Roman soldiers there and Roman soldiers came from all over the Empire so would be multi-ethnic and multi-faith in full-approved BBC fashion.

    I would have thought that:
    a) the soldiers would be few in number
    b) travelling was tough in those times so, just as with many modern armies, troops would tend to come from one locality.

    While it is possible to have people from all over in one army it makes sense to keep like with like, same rituals same food.

    I wonder if there was a regiment in WW1 that kept a tortoise? “Tortoises, The Unsung Heroes of Paschendale”, for the BBC the exception is always the rule.

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  49. JohnC says:

    Intel not considering UK chip factory after Brexit
    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58820599

    Wet panties time at the BBC – but the REAL reason is :

    But he added: “Post-Brexit… we’re looking at EU countries and getting support from the EU”.

    Nothing to do with the UK and everything to do with the EU bribing them with taxpayers money to go there. The amount is conveniently not mentioned. It’s exactly the same as when our industries moved to Eastern Europe because the EU gave them big subsidies.

    But the BBC didn’t mention it then. And it definitely never made front-page headlines.

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  50. taffman says:

    A number of taffland factories moved to the EU with such grants.
    It’s time that GB started ‘tooling up’ for another industrial revolution. Kids should be encouraged to study mechanical and electrical engineering instead of wasting their time and money on silly degrees.
    In fact, at the age of sixteen, many would be financially better off getting a job as soon as they leave school.

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    • JohnC says:

      Stage one would be to get rid of the quislings.

      Also know as the Left who are want to destroy the country through sheer spite.

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