315 Responses to Weekend Thread 9 October 2021

  1. Thoughtful says:

    Might as well start with a joke.

    I hear the BBC newsroom have installed loads of industrial washing machines. This is so they can spin the news before they air it!


    • Scroblene says:

      I guess they won’t be using ‘Omo’, or ‘Persil’ (objection to first four letters by equal opportunities ‘pers’on – not allowed!

      ‘Fairy’ is an absolute fecking no-no of course, and ‘Arial’, as it denotes things ‘sticking up’, and half the population don’t have those implements!

      ‘Surf’ defines slavery so – nope…

      Might get away with ‘Daz’, as there must be some sort of unfunny ‘comedian’ with that name on the BBC database. ‘Bold’ though, is a nice ‘bona’ term so probably a shoo-in.

      Personally, I’d like to see ‘Vanish’ used then they could all buqqer off for good!

      Anything ‘Bio’ is certain to offend the qwertyuiop lot, so there’s not a lot left to use!


  2. Thoughtful says:

    #gowokegobroke Identifying woke companies to avoid spending your money with. If the Left can do it and appear quite effective then the rest of us can too.


  3. Deborah says:

    BBC Look North briefly went to the lady pig farmers again tonight. Why do I feel we are not being told the whole story? Where have all the butchers’ boys gone? If it is because of Brexit, why did they leave it nearly 5 years after Brexit and a 18 months of a pandemic to return to their countries of origin? Which country (or countries) did all the ‘butchers’ (I think the BBC meant slaughter men but felt they had to consider their viewers’ sensitivites) come from. Why did they suddenly all decide to up sticks and return there? Perhaps Look North could have set up a zoom call and interview for their viewers a slaughter man and he could explain why he is unable to get a visa.

    There are so many unanswered questions to this story but the BBC’s angle is that they have 2 women in what traditionally was perceived as a male industry. I don’t think the BBC cares what the problems are but have a story to attack the wicked Toree government.


    • Nibor says:

      Deborah ,

      According to an “expert “ the BBC itself interviewed it takes 18 to two years before a slaughterhouse butcher is quick and competent to do the job.
      But twenty years ( and rising ) of huge immigration means a generation of Brits lost who would enter that employment market.

      Well done not Brexit twenty years ago ! As I paraphrase the remoaners .


  4. Nibor says:

    The BBC have no idea because the BBC is not in the real world where most of us are .
    They’re trying to fathom out why there’s a driver shortage, so they ask “ experts” like the Road Haulage Association and professors etc .

    One thing these experts are now saying is a main reason is that drivers don’t like sleeping in lay-bys in their cabs .
    Really ?!
    If that’s really a main reason why is it now ?
    When I first started HGV driving many moons ago , the ceiling of the cab was 4 inches above my head , there was a huge dog box of gear levers and transmission in the middle and to get to the other side you had to get out and walk round to it , not walk over to it inside the cab . Naturally you couldn’t stand up in the cabs as you can today .
    The cabs weren’t as illuminated for sitting in to read and we didn’t have TV s , videos or DVDs , or computers , laptops or I pads , something which I am writing on now in a cab .

    Find all the multifaceted reasons for the shortage, BBC even if it is uncomfortable to your globalist liberal/ left agenda .


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    • JohnC says:

      I’m quite certain that most of the numpties who work at the BBC could not even check the oil in their cars.

      If they got stranded on a desert island they would be dead in whatever time it takes to die if you just walk around watching your mobile phone for a signal.


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      That’s a really insightful post Nibor, thank you.

      Seems to me the BBC, and the MSM in general, are too superficial to report anything correctly.

      I’m sure you, with your personal experience, have noticed numerous flaws in their reports relating to the ‘driver shortage’. The reports that usually rile me most are those relating to my knowledge/experience base too (such as it is), I’m sure it’s true of most of us.

      How much slips through, because it’s a subject we’re not really familiar with though?

      How much are we relying on those with no real experience (or knowledge of) various subjects, or indeed the world at large, to tell us what is going on in the world?

      How much of what they’re ‘reporting’ is actually just their opinions on a particular subject, and any chance to ride a particular hobby horse?

      A very strong argument for fact based news reporting – what ACTUALLY happened, or is ACTUALLY happening, rather than opinion based ‘analysis’, of what someone wants you to believe, I think?


      • Nibor says:

        Thank you Scrobs and Big Brother Co .

        I think the reason the BBC got it so wrong over Brexit is because they think they know , then talk to experts who think they know and have groupthink like them .

        Result ; Dimbleby’s face when the referendum vote came in .


        • Scroblene says:

          Thank you, Nibor, and here is the clip to keep forever!


          • Fedup2 says:

            Thank you – always cheers me up – I always wondered why he didn’t do a ‘kronkite ‘ throat clearing but I suppose he was desperate not to give his true feeling away … but I did notice a small drop of the shoulders ….
            ……..obviously a minute later he is shown sobbing and being led away by traitor BBC staff wearing EU badges ….

            But sadly the last vote we will ever ever get …


      • Seppers says:

        This is certainly true with my profession. Basic errors and lack of understanding quite often.


  5. tomo says:

    I feel this is something of a self-awareness fail


  6. Fedup2 says:

    Yeah what about that ?the woke Nobel committee give the peace gong to a couple of journos – a fantasy for beeboids – on the same level as giving it to Obama for being coloured ….or was it for services to the drone industry….


  7. StewGreen says:

    Man Jailed For 2 Months For Facebook Post
    doesn’t seem proportionate, for a quick flippant racist joke
    …. https://youtu.be/TEqIpyw8Joo


    • JohnC says:

      Jailed for 8 weeks and banned from the ground for life for calling a black player a baboon.

      The judge was Briony Clarke, the youngest female judge who has been in the role for only 18 months.

      Welcome to the world of the woke. Why do I think Briony got her job for all the wrong reasons ?.


      • BRISSLES says:

        I’ve often called friends and more often my brothers (all white) – ‘baboons’, “big girls blouse”, and ‘you tart’, so I’m offending most primates, large females, and ladies of the night/ jam tarts, in a couple of remarks. How would I be sentenced ?


        • Scroblene says:

          ‘Daft tart’ is a well known and affectionate term for any lady ‘oop North’, so if Londoners are offended, good luck with that!

          Another lovely one is ‘my bird’, which is more from the North Midlands!

          A lovely chum calls her young son a ‘little monkey’ so how old does he have to be when she can’t do that mumsy thing?


          • BigBrotherCorporation says:

            My uncle (80 odd) still calls my mother (78) a ‘dirty little arab’, and sometimes a ‘little pickanninie’ (although his children – in their 40s and 50s regularly tell him off about it!) Apparently, it began because she was always out in the sun and muddy/tanned as a child.

            My son (16) is still my ‘cheeky little monster’ (even though he’s now taller than me), and his mum’s ‘cheeky little bastard’ (maybe something I don’t know?) Our daughter is my ‘little princess’, and her mum’s ‘little lazy bones’ (both quite true).

            I hate to admit it, but my sisters sometimes still call me (aged 50) their ‘little monkey’!

            Locally, it’s ‘me darling’, or ‘you little bugger’ both with the rolled, West Country ‘r’s.

            It’s actually a sign of affection, all of it.


          • Banania says:

            I like it when I am called Petal. I have to admit I am nothing like a petal.


  8. StewGreen says:

    Covid stats ..pretty steady case count
    Death count in slight fall pattern.


  9. taffman says:

    “Energy prices: Steel boss says government offers no solution”
    Green energy is not working.
    Boris better get fracking or we are finished !


  10. JohnC says:

    Just browsing BBCsounds for a Ken Bruce show to listen to.

    I have the choice of ‘tracks of my years’ from a week of Nina Conti or Anne-Marie or Cynthia Erivo (black).

    Bit light on the males there. So I clicked the ‘Home’ button to see what else is offered.

    The ‘Unmissable Sounds’ I then see has pictures of 14 women (8 black, 2 Asian) and 1 black, 1 Asian and 4 white males.

    All groups over-represented except one. The one which earns the majority of money to pay the BBC license fee.

    Do these people even realise this is both racist and sexist or are they just the most stupendous hypocrites ?.


  11. Scroblene says:

    Another Saturday, and probably another of the BBC’s threatening letters on the doormat of my dearly-missed, elderly neighbour.

    When Blair and Brown were bankrupting the country and stifling UK enterprise in around 2008/9, we used to live in terror of the banks playing to Labour’s tune, and devising all sorts of ways to deny funding for budding companies like ours. The letters were so painful, especially when we saw politicians bloating and gloating, and the money staying closely guarded for left-wing waste. We’d so look forward to Sundays, when there’s no post, and we could relax for a few hours.

    For the millions of pensioners out there (including many of us here), my heart goes out to you all as you dread the BBC’s disgraceful, nasty evil threats you get to see an aggressive, sneering man at your front door to verbally abuse you, take you to court, send you to prison, and steal a whole week”s pension to pay for the bloated BBC scum to chuck what they call ‘entertainment’ into your chilly front rooms.

    I’ve kept these letters, and Greg Clark will get copies of them the next time he asks for my vote. By then, when Bottler has busted the country, just two votes from chez Scrobs might make a difference.


  12. Dover Sentry says:

    Biden approves of Fracking. Our BBC don’t.

    Result? BBC Dilemma!!


  13. taffman says:

    “Gas prices: MPs pressure government on fuel costs for industry”
    Time to get rid of the Green Giant.


  14. taffman says:

    As the Dover invasion continues, despite the threats made by our Home Secretary, how many have been ‘sent back’?


  15. JohnC says:

    On patrol with a real-life Robocop

    Another BBC reporter who has no clue how technology actually works producing a report aimed at teenagers who have no clue how technology actually works by interviewing Americans who have no clue how technology actually works.

    It’s basically a BBC funded advertisement. Anyone had a pizza delivered by drone yet ?.


  16. AsISeeIt says:

    This weekend the left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper stretches the prospect of doom and gloom out beyond our now traditional date of Christmas: ‘Winter and spring of discontent

    The BBC too perhaps senses that doom-mongering sells: ‘It has gone almost unnoticed that the UK now has one of the highest rates of Covid infection in Europe‘ – the BBC there about to rectify our inattention.

    One now anticipates a slew of carefully curated international statistics, for which we’ve no real notion of how consistently they may have been collated across different nations.

    BBC: ‘With winter fast approaching, how worried should we be?

    That’s going to depend on our inate personal temperament – and to what exptent we rely on the media to form and to mold our world view.

    The BBC, rather than look at death rates or hospitalisations, favours case rates as a stat – which would seem to be a function of both reliability of test results and enthusiasm for testing. Of course the more variables involved, the less reliable the conclusions – but case rates on a rolling seven-day average, as sourced from John Hopkins University, seems to give the BBC just the justification for their Britain-bashing headline and this in turn provides the basis for their pop thesis of where we went wrong.

    BBC: ‘The UK – or rather England – was the first nation in Europe to fully unlock when it ended most Covid restrictions on 19 July

    Nice one, Scottish and Welsh progressive – more restrictive and economically carefree – administrations get a pass.

    The BBC goes on, having diagnosed England as the sick man of Europe – indeed of the British Isles – to prescribe the remedies it sees as proving efficacious sur le continent: ‘many have retained a significant number of measures, such as restrictions on large gatherings, Covid passports to enter bars and restaurants, social distancing and mandatory mask-wearing

    Read on and the BBC eventually admits that for the UK, vis a vis Europe: ‘The gap in deaths is not so great‘ – but why lead an article with that crucially important measure when you can frighten the bejesus out of us, advocate for more Lockdown and take a side poke at Boris to boot?

    The Telegraph laments: ‘Matt is away‘ – so sadly we can expect little in the way of satirical light relief from the usual onslaught of editorial on-message media miserablism from the print press today.

    Interestingly, (let’s not over-use the word ironically) we find the Guardian singing the praises of: ‘Nobel peace prize 2021 Journalists from Russia and the Philippines win award for defending freedom of expression‘ – meanwhile, it just so happens that both the Guardian and The Times let us know the sort of freedom of expression of which they don’t approve and would prefer to have censored:

    Revealed: how TikTok lets children see anti-vax post’ (Guardian)

    Amazon strikes deal with leader of far-right‘ (Times)

    Forgive the lack of gags, dear reader… as the Lockdown hangover of economic recession begins to bite and the BBC advocates for another one, I’m with Micky Mac in the Mail: ‘McIntyre: Beating my debts was no joke


  17. Foscari says:

    “BIG BROTHER” For our print on ” The UK is Europes Covid Hotspot”
    on the main internet page should we use our default position
    of all ethnic folk or two white girls with two black fellows.
    ” The advertising agency sent us a nice pair of the usual suspects,
    they use in most of their adverts. Use them.”


  18. Guest Who says:

    Fellow travellers flock together.


  19. StewGreen says:

    Every morning the Radio Humberside news team deliberately include a green PR item
    Today “Vicars from around the Diocese of York will be attending an online Green conference about the church getting to net Zero by 2030, here’s the church’s green ambassador talking about electric cars”
    FFS how is this news ?

    The church’s own page is considerably less hyperbolic than the BBC news item was.


  20. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 Lenny Henry is one guest

    black author Bernardine Evaristo is another guest doing Inheritance Tracks
    FFS she is promoted by the BBC so much


  21. Doublethinker says:

    Thirty years of liberalism, in its modern not classical form, has inflicted massive wounds on all Western democracies which are probably going to prove fatal later this century, eg Mass immigration, globalisation, undermining of the nation state, CO2 obsession and finally the trivialisation of education.
    There are growing signs that ordinary folk have had enough of this nonsense , the scales are being removed from their eyes, but the liberal elite have control of the levers of power and as all elites have throughout history will use that power to shore up their position. The ultimate weapon available to people in a democracy is their vote but the elite have now seized control of the counting process so there is no way of removing them or their surrogates from power via the ballot box.
    Before the masses had the vote they used rebellions , and if successful , revolutions to get rid of elites that they had had enough of. Sometimes the elite were taken by surprise , the revolution came from nowhere , more often it came because of poverty or war. Of course these revolutions often didn’t turn out as well as the people had hoped but that may not prevent it being tried again.
    At present the elite are using distraction tactics to assuage the anger of the people , fear of climate change being their latest creation, but will ordinary folks really sign up to paying tens of thousands each to reduce their CO2 emissions and having their standard of living hugely reduced? I think we may be seeing elite overreach here and perhaps the spark that ignites the big push back.


  22. StewGreen says:

    NHS Ayrshire have so much money
    they spend money on Black History Month tweets about Lenny Henry


  23. Guest Who says:

    From the look of it, Springster’s Research Centre.


  24. vlad says:

    Alex Belfield mocks The Imbecile’s cognitive decline.

    As Biden’s ratings tank, eventually the Dems will be forced to ditch him. They will start to feed stories about his health to the tame media. The BBC will then finally ‘notice’ that The Imbecile is an imbecile, as though it’s something new – when in fact it’s been obvious to anyone with a brain ever since he announced his candidacy back in 2019.


    • JohnC says:

      The silver lining here is that the deliberate omission of Joes mental state from anything the BBC churns out is giving us an excellent example of their bias and dishonesty to use against them in the future.

      I just wonder how far it will go before they say anything. I suspect it will be about 2 weeks after he is removed.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Middle-aged, simple-minded Chance lives in the townhouse of a wealthy old man in Washington, D.C. He has spent his whole life tending the garden and has never left the property. Other than gardening, his knowledge is derived entirely from what he sees on television. When his benefactor dies, Chance naively tells the lawyers that he has no claim against the estate and is ordered to move out.



  25. Fedup2 says:

    I wonder what the impact on the BBC would be if Poland pulled out of the ReichEU ….. ?

    I guess it is unlikely but even the thought of a further breakdown of the ReichEU could only be welcomed by brexiters.

    Maybe they can get advice on getting out along the same lines as traitors in Blighty ran off to Brussels to tell them how to destroy brexit . Fortunately those traitors are now drunken ex MPs who the BBC go to as needed…


  26. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “Toni Tone: There’s so much black people are experiencing beyond racism”


    The eternal BBC drip, drip goes on and on and on and on….


    • JohnC says:

      I have to say that the only racism I see at the moment is the racist overloading of blacks being shoehorned into our TV and media completely out of proportion with society and history.

      I bet Toni the hypocrite doesn’t mind that kind of racism at all.


      • vonrecht says:

        John- I’ve kinda noticed that as well and had some debates with my good lady is to why it might be?
        Preparing us for an invasion from Africa? Seems preposterous. If that is the answer, ‘WHY?’ is the question. Virtue-signalling by the media? Far more possible. Cheap labour being imported? Likely.
        But really, we’re both just guessing…


      • Thoughtful says:

        There’s no such thing as ‘racism’. It’s something the left made up to use as a weapon.
        If you don’t believe me then try writing a definition for this word which everyone can agree on – something reasonably short not a length of a dictionary. I’ll guarantee you won’t be able to do it, because even the BBC doesn’t know what this word means and I have that in writing from them !


  27. Guest Who says:

    For NYT interns (looking at you Sopes), here think W1A cubicle gardeners…



  28. Guest Who says:

    Lewis is claimed to report.



  29. tomo says:

    More Tucker Carlson

    Things aren’t going that well for the Biden administration and the reaction of those now in government and their media lackeys is to double down on authoritarianism and suppress dissent.

    Given all the vax mandates and the firing of 10s of thousands of workers I was quite surprised to see earlier this week that the US Embassy in London was accepting “Certified Recovery” from coronavirus as an acceptable travel credential for visiting the USA

    elsewhere, I saw some articles mentioning that Israel apparently has an in vitro immunity test being rolled out.

    The authoritarian equation ignoring immunity through survival and immunity validation via “genetic assay” is bound to get people asking what’s going on ….


    • vonrecht says:

      The BBC in the UK LOVED that story about the 11% pre-election Biden lead, by the way. ( Was the message to US conservatives: “don’t even bother voting, the lead is too great”?)
      By comparison we have heard nothing negative about Biden or any polls on our biased, enforced subsidy benefitting broadcaster since. Of which I am aware.
      He is still the kindly, elderly uncle. You can put your tick behind him in 2024 -assuming he lasts that long- with the greatest of confidence.
      And- of course- vote Dem in 22.


  30. G says:

    Dr John Campbell: Why the WHO has it exactly right about this ‘very dangerous’ drug, Ivermectin (ha! ha!). See the Indian medical profession’s views and use –

    The Australian Medical experts and their pitiful attempts to smear Ivermectin –

    The Indian Bar Council is suing the asst. Head of the WHO. It should be ‘mass murder’.

    The problem is for big Pharma, Bill Gates, the WHO and all the rest in on the conspiracy not to promote Ivermectin, the cat is now actively, ‘out the bag’.


  31. theisland says:

    Evil forces fear the truth – so anything approximating truth is either censored, denigrated or dishonestly manipulated.

    Truth = in accord with fact or reality.


  32. Dover Sentry says:

    Our BBC Online News has extensive sections in Welsh and Scottish languages.

    Why? What does it cost? Who reads it?




  33. Guest Who says:

    Lewis does Lebanon…

    Isn’t that JezBo’s gig?


  34. Guest Who says:

    What, like Sleepy Cages?


    • Guest Who says:

      Elgin Marbles time again soon?


      • Fedup2 says:

        I think the accusation was by the krauts – who have no history of Marine atrocities ….


      • Doublethinker says:

        Could we not offer a thousand Greek border guards jobs at double or treble their present salaries and 100% bonuses for every migrant free day on the channel coast.


      • MarkyMark says:

        As the fleet approaches the Suez Canal, Egyptian military forces fire a warning shot, causing the fleet to steer south, around the Cape of Good Hope. To the surprise of observers, the apartheid regime of South Africa floats out barges of food and supplies, which the migrants throw overboard. The international press is thrilled, believing the rejection of these supplies to be a political statement against the apartheid South African regime. Western leaders, confident the refugees will accept supplies from their “more virtuous” nations, organize a supply mission, funded by governments, charities, rock stars and major churches, to meet the refugees off São Tomé. However, the fleet does not stop for these barges either, and when a worker from the Papal barge attempts to board one of the ships, he is strangled and thrown overboard. The press attempts to contain coverage of the disaster.



  35. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Just saw this:

    80% of men die with prostate cancer.  Not of…but with. I believe covid death counts are the same, but we’ve dropped the “with” from the record keeping.


  36. Guest Who says:

    BS, Springster and Laura on Autumn break?


  37. Fedup2 says:

    I recounted the saga of trying to get a test for prostate cancer here once .. I came to the conclusion that the NHS cares less about men than women – i.E breast cancer ( btw I have family experience of Both ) …


  38. Guest Who says:

    The terror in the poor girl’s eyes…


  39. Guest Who says:

    “So not helping, Adam..”


  40. Guest Who says:

    I’ll give him credit for relative consistency here, as far as it went.

    But the bbc has a massive propaganda backed by censorship case to answer.


    • Guest Who says:

      “And they looked from platform to platform, and back again…”


      • Doublethinker says:

        A classic case of liberal cognitive dissonance. To be fair to Packham he may secretly disagree with policy of mass migration so beloved by liberals but most liberals just love migrants , the more the merrier.
        In the early 90’s the population of the country as actually slowly falling , then came the foul Blair and his bonkers diversity drive and mass immigration. For the past twenty five years the population has increased dramatically . We have an ever increasing population density, green fields being turned into housing estates at a phenomenal rate , destroying wildlife habitat right left and centre, all due to immigration and nothing else. But liberals want rewilding whilst covering the countryside in concrete and asphalt and destroying the habitat they wish to see preserved and enhanced. They don’t seem to have brains just a mush of porridge like consistency.


        • JimS says:

          How about re-wilding the M25 ‘island’ with tigers, Shere meets Sadiq, should be fun!


        • Seppers says:

          I agree about the dissonance. More people must definately mean more houses, infrastructure, roads, cars, etc. There is no escape from that conclusion. But when people asked pre-referendum questions about this in relation to free-movement (as opposed to an immigration system) they were told migrants contribute to the economy (so not answering the questions) but if the questioners persisted they were basically called xenophobic and sometimes racist (illogically).
          But it struck me that the same people calling xenophobia would not want large amounts of building on their green and pleasant neck of the woods.
          My musings were proved right (to my mind at least) by the bi-election loss based on plans for housing in the area.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Chris Packham on BBC last night – 50% camera was on him and his daughter. Driving an electric camper – but staying in hotels.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Excellent idea – put bears and wolves Down to entertain the right to roam plebs …. A few man traps too – but they have them in the attic just in case ….


    • Guest Who says:

      Not funny, but telling.

      How many high paid pols and journos headed to Glaswigian are going to go near this any more than anything else that doesn’t suit?


  41. Guest Who says:

    Two tweets illustrating why relying on the media for accurate information on anything now is for a very credulous few.


    • gb123 says:

      I’m sure putting your dishwasher on at night , if you live in a flat, will please the neighbours no end. Especially if they have young children to wake up. Some even have specific lease or rental terms limiting noise after a certain time.


      • Rich says:

        Or you could use even less electricity/energy by washing the dishes by hand in your sink?

        This generation of entitled and spoilt morons don’t realise it yet but when the inevitable power cuts come, brought about because of policies actively supported by them, they will be the ones who will cry the loudest and “suffer”, in their own selfish minds, the most.


    • tomo says:

      The provenance of those rioters and arsonists is something that the MSM, including the BBC will not examine.


  42. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “Following in the Footsteps of Female Explorers”

    Elise Wortley: ‘Anything that makes you feel brave is great’


    Shouldn’t take you long, luv. Be a pet, and put kettle on…


  43. Guest Who says:

    Biden and Harris in the USA, reported upon by Jake Tappers…

    Boris and Sturgeon here, reported upon by the BBC….

    I’d ask Marianna which decade they gave up holding insanity to account, but she’d send the boys round.


  44. MarkyMark says:

    Covid and flu – a winter like no other? BBC
    Covid and flu – a winter like no other? BBC
    Covid and flu – a winter like no other? BBC


    Can you have flu and Covid at the same time? Where can I get the flu jab and is it free? Can I drink alcohol after getting the jab? These, and many more, questions are often swirling around our minds, and our social media channels. Health officials are worried because this will be the first winter when Covid and flu circulate fully at the same time. And they’re reminding us to come forward for our flu jab to maximise protection of the NHS.

    More than 40 million people across the UK are being offered a jab this year in the biggest flu vaccination campaign so far. And this includes, for the first time, all secondary-school children up to the age of 16.

    Jonny McGuigan from the BBC’s social media team has been gathering some of your most pressing questions and put them to our health reporter Smitha Mundasad. Could we be heading for a winter like no other? This is 5 Minutes On Covid and Flu.


  45. Guest Who says:

    Easy to see why the Indy, in all bizarre incarnations, is a prime grazing area for BBC gardener replacements.


  46. Guest Who says:

    Sopes still having to talk about his book?


  47. MarkyMark says:

    Daniel avoids more tax and uses it to boost his morality.
    ** do it silently and seek no rewards.

    Film star Daniel Craig has donated £10,000 to three fathers who have set out on a 300-mile walk to raise funds for a suicide prevention charity after their daughters took their own lives.


  48. Foscari says:

    I have just returned home from another planet . It goes
    by the name of Berkhamsted. It is a historic market town
    around 28 miles north west of central London . It is just inside
    the western fringes of Hertfordshire next to the county of
    Buckinghamshire. The Grand Union canal runs parallel , 150 yards west of the road that goes through the town centre.
    It reminds me of a different world . Something as I remember
    England was like 50 or 60 years ago. Something in between When Marty goes back in time in ” Back to the Future .” And where Truman lived
    in the “The Truman Show” A different time,a different planet.
    Do some of you remember Danny La Rue from this long
    forgotten time? He was numero uno in the popular, for the the
    time as the drag queen. But we did tire from it . It more or less
    disappeared from the the BBC for at least thirty years. BUT it is
    back again with a full vengeance. Am I in a minority of one
    that find this so called entertainment some of the most
    boring TV there is. Accompanied now with a plethora of gay
    men without 10% of Kenneth Williams loquacious humour
    hamming it up on the BBC for all their worth.
    We nearly all have gay family members and friends and without
    being patronizing we love and enjoy their company without
    any prejudices , as it naturally should be.
    BUT the BBC has decided that their default position on
    homosexuality is that they need to educate us and ram it down our
    We don’t need to have it rammed down our throats .
    Homosexuality is natural. And to be honest. The way the BBC
    is presenting it to us now is in an inverted kind of Black and
    White Minstrel type of so called entertainment.


    • Seppers says:

      I find a certain style of drag (not all) very offensive as a woman, and I see a lot on TV now. I find it demeaning to see men dressed in that way saying ‘she’ as if being a ‘she’ is just about wearing extreme makeup and looking fake. No offense to any drag queens. If that is what they are then they should carry on and be who they are. But I feel reduced by this entertainment. And I therefore resent it being advertised at me all the time. (Bet I’m not ‘allowed’ to say that though.)


  49. Fedup2 says:

    Never mention the name of that nice place again – if the trolls find out they’ll be turning it into a socialist republic complete with 24 hour traffic jams – ULES- empty cycle lanes and psycho E scooters ….


  50. taffman says:

    “Gas prices: Energy price cap not fit for purpose, say suppliers”
    Boris needs to get a grip or we in Great Britain are going to hell in a handcart.


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