Weekend 30 October 2021

For those who do not accept the ‘climate change theory ‘ – this weekend poses a dilemma. Do we listen to the output of the BBC or switch it all off and do something useful . It will be tempting to watch poor old joe Biden trying to read the autocue and being praised for not answering questions by BBC automatons …..

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  1. Fred Stubber says:

    The programme about volcanos on BBC TV the other night was unintentionally hilarious. The Scottish guy’s case was that it’s only the CO2 emissions from volcanoes that have kept the atmosphere at a reasonable temperature for millennia. He gave a lot of detail, but strove manfully to avoid the obvious question, ‘So why are anthropogenic CO2 emissions so significant?’


    • StewGreen says:

      Catchup links to most recent posts on previous thread
      It expanded onto 5 pages , mainly due to massive cranking up of COP26 propaganda
      page 5 started 12pm Friday
      page 4 .. – page 3

      Special side-thread The Serota Review
      Sir Nicholas Serota’s special report the conduct of the BBC during the Bashir scandal
      And more widely – about editorial standards and bias.


  2. StewGreen says:

    RMT Conference hit by strike action


  3. StewGreen says:

    Important local news ?
    Nope PR as news again
    Someone does a POLITICAL stunt BBC report it
    4 promo tweets at least

    a reply “Crowds of people? Looks to be less than 10”


    • brexiteerkent says:

      Ugh .. That little Amal thing has been going round kent cheered by crowds of brainwashed indoctrinated schoolchildren for weeks ..

      Makes me nauseous even thinking of it.

      What about an effigy of a big male with gun, bomb on his back and penis erect and ready for raping …


  4. Thoughtful says:

    Wow, Boris the bottler has threatened the French he is going to put the British Navy on standby to deal with their threats, and they will put to sea just as soon as he can blow it up. We now have plenty of seagoing inflatable vessels stored at naval depots in Dover he said.


  5. StewGreen says:

    BBC have no problem using perps photos to promote news stories about a certain type of ruffian
    3 South Yorkshire examples from today
    I don’t know if they are travellers community, or what, but they’re all white
    #1 https://twitter.com/BBCLookNorth/status/1454054895980535816
    #2 https://twitter.com/BBCLookNorth/status/1454092860379250692
    #3 https://twitter.com/Ajman84317887/status/1454165711241232384


  6. StewGreen says:

    Jussie Smollet is trending cos a Democrat has Jussie-Smolleted


  7. Deborah says:

    Sir Patrick Valance speaking to the BBC suggested we should all eat a little less meat to save the world from global warming. I can’t see his words reaching the Masai warriors, the Chinese or even those ghastly children in the Amazon advert. So he believes people in the U.K. eating one less meat meal a week is going to delay the end of world. Of course he was not asked how much time the world would gain.

    If we eat less meat then there is no organic fertiliser (farm yard manure) so to grow all this plant based food we will need more oil based fertiliser. I am not sure this quite works. I am also very worried about what we will be wearing. No animals for food, then no wool, no leather for shoes and cotton production isn’t good for the environment. We shall just have to wear polyester and man made leather shoes. Oh no, they are oil based.

    Have these greenies tried joining dots?


    • JimS says:

      The experiment has already been done during 1939-1945 when we were forced to eat farm animals to survive.

      As a result land fertility went down, meaning we could grow as much food as before.

      Animals are part of the current cycle of life, they are born and they die. They aren’t like fossil fuels where the argument is that we are releasing chemicals that have accumulated over millions of years within a century or so.


  8. Sluff says:

    Have I got News for You.

    Left wing race baiter Corbynite , Dawn Butler says ‘Boris Johnson is a liar’
    Audience – wild applause.

    Dawn Butler says anything
    Audience – wild applause.

    So, complete impartiality. As usual.
    Care to comment, Mr Serota?


    • Fedup2 says:

      As a fan of Dawn i was tempted to watch for the first time in maybe 15 20 years .
      Dawn is another blunt labour knife so i guessed any exchanges to raise a laugh would be scripted .

      Seems they were …,

      I think Dawn is good competition for Angee and had the colour edge .,.


  9. Dover Sentry says:

    Richard Tice is standing as candidate for Bexley. Watch our BBC go ballistic!


    • Fedup2 says:

      Southend would have been better …


      • Dover Sentry says:

        Yes, but due to the recent murder. I think that the Conservatives will hold Southend comfortably.
        Tice will damage the Conservatives in Bexley. Good. They need a big wake up call.


  10. StewGreen says:

    Press Gazette : How C4, Times, BBC, Sun, ITV and others are covering Cop26
    The Jon Snow hologram

    The BBC bit

    The BBC has planned extensive coverage for Cop26, using the banner of Our Planet Now for all of its content.
    On the opening day of the conference, the BBC will be hosting a Global Climate Debate, broadcasting from BBC Scotland headquarters and featuring global political figures and a young audience* from around the world.
    * (cherrypicked and groomed I bet)

    The One Show will present from Glasgow during the first week of the conference,
    as well as BBC Two’s Newsnight, the Today Programme, Newshour, and The Andrew Marr Show.

    Just before Cop26 begins, the BBC will host the global premiere for The Green Planet, a five-part series narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

    Additionally, the BBC’s 45 local and national radio stations will work together with the BBC World Service and BBC Media Action
    for the Climate Voices Festival ahead of the summit, in order to voice hopes and concerns of young people about climate change.

    BBC Director-General Tim Davie said: “This summit will be a hugely significant moment in the global response to climate change.
    The BBC’s ambitious plans will engage all audiences through the key moments, issues, and debates.”

    The BBC has set a goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
    (How many degrees will that cool the Earth ?)


  11. Deborah says:

    I will be watching very little tv over the next couple of weeks and definitely no news. It is the only way I will be able to cope with COP26 and BBC News.


  12. Dover Sentry says:

    COP26 could see this Climate Change nonsense begin to disintegrate.

    Hope so!


    • JohnC says:

      The BBC are doing their best to prevent that with main-page headlines like this:

      ‘Banks must not fund climate destruction’ – Thunberg

      Has she ever been properly interviewed and questioned as opposed to just given a soapbox and allowed to say whatever rhetoric she wants ?.

      But of course you can’t do that to a young autistic girl. Which is the root of the whole dirty trick.


      • StewGreen says:

        Oh why did we run out of gas ?
        Cos to have a new gas storage project a corp has to borrow money
        And some nutters persuaded the banks it is evil to lend to fossil fuel projects,
        … even though gas is vital to balance wind and solar power dropouts on the grid.

        I don’t like conspiracy theories, but big Green Hedgefunds do seem to behave like pyramid scamsters rigging the market.
        Taking easy routes to wins
        eg not be building economic tech
        but rather by getting politicians to BAN their competition and award their own projects grants & subsidies.


        • Peter Grimes says:

          “ but rather by getting politicians to BAN their competition and award their own projects grants & subsidies.”

          But that is the EUSSR’s copyrighted MO!


        • Thoughtful says:

          Why did we run out of gas? Because the evil socialist Tories closed down UK gas production and closed UK gas storage


  13. StewGreen says:

    Coming ITV prog 10:45pm Monday
    Britain’s ‘Virginity’ Clinics Uncovered
    Sahar Zand reports as the Exposure strand examines the lucrative trade capitalising upon myths surrounding women’s virginity, going undercover to investigate the clinics making money from so-called virginity testing and repair procedures that campaigners condemn as a violation of human rights
    (Sahar normally works with Syrian refugees etc.)


  14. Guest Who says:

    BBC is amped.


    • JohnC says:

      It’s amazing how many ‘last chances’ we have had.

      I think they started back in the 70’s when people cottoned on what a great, completely unaccountable way it would be to syphon off tax-payers cash.

      It’s perfect : there is no way to measure the difference between what a million or a billion actually does.


  15. StewGreen says:

    Paul Homewood writes
    “In today’s propaganda bulletin, the BBC has presented one of those mindbogglingly boring educational pieces about Glasgow,”
    He goes through some of the BS



  16. JimS says:

    White privilege: It must come as a big relief to most men in the UK that according to Prostrate Cancer UK it is only black men with white wives, single black men, black men with black wives and homosexual black men with a white partner that suffer.

    I hope the ‘black community’ is stepping up to the mark and is generous with its donations.

    Totally unrelated: Who decided to mess with our barbers’ poles? Traditionally red and white stripes, supposedly representing bloody bandages wrapped around a pole, a red, white and blue species seems to be creeping in, perhaps of American origin?


    • JohnC says:

      At least you’ve still got a barber.

      The local one I used for 35 years was recently taken over by some Iranians. How I miss getting there before it opened to avoid a queue and standing in the freezing cold wind and chatting with other like-minded, folicly elongated chaps.

      Good luck to them and they seem to be doing well – but it looks more like a rent-boy preparation studio inside now. I dare not go in.


    • Peter Grimes says:

      “ I hope the ‘black community’ is stepping up to the mark and is generous with its donations.”

      They are, according to the grateful Zarah Bukake.


  17. Nibor says:

    Any Questions Radio 4 8.10 pm repeated tomorrow at one o clock .

    The first and only question I listened to was about the forthcoming Cop 26 junk fest.

    Two of the pannelists made good points but 75% of the time allotted was to John Gummer or Lord Deben whatever he calls himself.
    Why 75% to a CONSERVATIVE?
    Well he is all for action on climate change and social justice.

    So it’s champagne all round for the BBC. A lot about climate change , international world order , money to third world countries , social justice , changing our lives , we started the industrial revolution, our fault China makes stuff , Greta’s great .
    +++ he’s supposed to be a Conservative. So there , we told you we give right wingers as much air time as everyone else . Everyone else liberal/left that is .


    • Scroblene says:

      John Gummer famously got in the rags and the BBBC for feeding his kids burgers etc., during the Mad Cow Disease debacle back in the early 1990s!

      I always thought that the majority of burgers sold (with meat, not some smelly vegan mush), were made from beef!

      Wriggle out of that then Beeb!


  18. Hereward Wake says:

    As if having to put up with a whole month of lies, distortions, fictions and wish fulfilling fantasies, under the general heading of “Black History Month” were not depressing enough, I now learn that, from next year, school children are to be inflicted with this bullshit. What? Aren’t they getting enough anti British, anti white, anti Christian propaganda already?


    • JohnC says:

      They are just building up the motivation for the coming of the next version of Hitler. He probably just started primary school. Or – as Harris would no doubt say – She has just started primary school. Then break out in hysterical laughter at her own woke joke while nobody else even smiles. Again.

      This is how it happens. History always repeats itself because human nature does not change.


  19. BRISSLES says:

    Shouldn’t laugh – not when a life has ended by murder, but….. having heard the audio of Penelope Jackson’s conversation with the 999 operator, it couldn’t have been written better by the best scriptwriters. She clearly wasn’t phased at being arrested or the 18 years prison sentence, but it was when she said she was aiming for his heart, but he clearly hadn’t got one, that I had to stifle a laugh.


    • Zephir says:

      Yeh shes a right laugh
      domestic violence is a laugh when its a woman who does it but endless hand wringing when its a man

      A bit like the bbc and poor Jo Cox everytime they mention an MP killed

      Black widow who stabbed fourth husband to death may have ‘coerced’ third spouse into gassing himself in his garage after she put down his two beloved Rottweilers while he was in Saudi Arabia on business and started an affair, his brother claims

      Penny Jackson, 66, stabbed fourth husband David, 78, and told 999 he was ‘bleeding to death with luck’
      She had denied murder but admitted manslaughter, telling the jury she was victim of years of violence
      Now the brother of her third husband, Alan Warrender, has claimed she coerced him into taking his own life
      Said she was ‘strangely upbeat’ during funeral and had been a controlling presence throughout relationship


      Studies of social attitudes show violence is perceived as more or less serious depending on the gender of victim and perpetrator.[19][20] According to a study in the publication Aggressive Behavior, violence against women was about a third more likely to be reported by third parties to the police regardless of the gender of the attacker,[21] although the most likely to be reported gender combination was a male perpetrator and female victim.[21] The use of stereotypes by law enforcement is a recognised issue,[22] and international law scholar Solange Mouthaan argues that, in conflict scenarios, sexual violence against men has been ignored in favor of a focus on sexual violence against women and children.[23] One explanation for this difference in focus is the physical power that men hold over women, making people more likely to condemn violence with this gender configuration.[24] The concept of male survivors of violence goes against social perceptions of the male gender role, leading to low recognition and few legal provisions.[25] Often there is no legal framework for a woman to be prosecuted when committing violent offenses against a man.[26]

      Richard Felson challenges the assumption that violence against women is different from violence against men. The same motives play a role in almost all violence, regardless of gender: to gain control or retribution and to promote or defend self-image.[27]

      Writing for Time, Cathy Young criticised the feminist movement for not doing enough to challenge double standards in the treatment of male victims of physical abuse and sexual assault.[28]

      Domestic violence

      In 2013, editor-in-chief of the journal Partner Abuse, John Hamel,[29] set up the Domestic Violence Research Group to create the “Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project (PASK)”.[30] PASK found parity in rates of both perpetration and victimisation for men and women.[31]

      Men who are victims of domestic violence are at times reluctant to report it or to seek help. According to some commentators, there is also a paradigm that only males perpetrate domestic violence and are never victims.[32] Shamita Das Dasgupta and Erin Pizzey are among those who argue that, as with other forms of violence against men, intimate partner violence is generally less recognized in society when the victims are men.[33][34] Violence of women against men in relationships is often trivialized[3][35][36] due to women, on average, being physically weaker than men; in such cases, the use of dangerous objects and weapons is omitted.[3] Research since the 1990s has identified issues of perceived and actual bias when police are involved, with the male victim being negated even while injured.[37]



      • BRISSLES says:

        Yes, yes we can look ‘deep’ into everything in life (don’t we know it !), but I’ve reached the point where I don’t anymore, – and because I don’t live in some dystopian world, if I see/hear something that warrants a chuckle then I will.


    • G.W.F. says:

      I admit that I laughed when I heard her say to the paramedics, ‘he is on the floor…with a bit of luck you will be too late’


  20. tomo says:


  21. JohnC says:

    I see Bidens disapproval rating has just passed the significant milestone of 50%. Absolutely nothing on the BBC. In fact, the latest article with Macron is so sickenly fawning, it could have been written by Bidens PR team.

    I just want to point out again how utterly bad their ‘search’ feature is. For ‘Biden’ the latest story does come up first. Then we get one from a year ago. Then one from March, then about his son from April then one from yesterday.

    Do they employ monkeys ?. Surely they can do better with 3.75 BILLION of forced taxation. Their whole website smacks of an organisation which doesn’t need to care about serving their main ‘customers’ at all.


    • Hereward Wake says:

      I love how they have a thing on that BBC site about ‘unpopular opinions’. All very jolly and harmless stuff like “Ikea meatballs are disgusting” and, of course, CELEBRITIES. The BBC ought to listen to some popular opinions for a change – they wouldn’t find those funny at all.


      • JohnC says:

        They don’t care about the population at large. They despise them for voting for Brexit.

        Their entire world is London and the metropolitan ‘elite’ world they think ‘normal’ is where you go to the theatre on Friday (with your theatre friends) then out to an expensive restaurant for dinner on Saturday where you might bump into into a celebrity from work doing the same thing who you can name-drop back in the office on Monday.


        • Sick of it all says:

          One of the ‘Team Leaders’ in my place of work (a pompous, bureaucratic snob who couldn’t lead a horse to water) once sniffily announced to me that Londoners are ‘a different breed to rest of the country’.

          It shouldn’t surprise you to learn she is of Indian extraction and a rabid Remainer.


          • Guest Who says:

            Got the role of Eliza’s dad in the temple wiinterval production of My Fair Person of Ovaries?


  22. JohnC says:

    Found there is a dedicated ‘Reality Check’ page!:

    One might expect to read about things relevant to the British public consider this is the British Broadcasting Corporation.

    Nope : it’s all about India, Africa, Climate Change and other agenda-based issues which are of no interest to 99% of ordinary people who are paying them to do it. And for the majority, you know the conclusion without even bothering to look. I imagine each one is a mini-episode of Panorama. The end result is decided before the article is written.


  23. Doublethinker says:

    Yesterday I watched an episode of the Good Life from the seventies and found it not only still as funny as ever but a marvellous parody of COP26 . It was the one when Tom pulled a muscle in his back and was unable to help Barbara harvest the veg they had in the garden. When she tries to do it by herself and returns to the kitchen exhausted Tom says to himself something along the lines of ‘ what a selfish fool I’ve been. Ruined our lives by insisting we try to become self sufficient . Selling off all our assets , no money for holidays or new clothes for Barbara and now no food ‘.
    Surely this could apply to what the greens nutters are proposing with their crazy policies.

    If you are interested in finding facts about climate change which are hidden by the MSM I recommend a paper recently produced by the Bruges group which is available on their website. It provides you with rebuttal facts about all of the alarmist arguments which will spew forth from Glasgow in the coming days.


  24. Guest Who says:

    Ms.Vash texting Rog on her mobly?


  25. Guest Who says:

    Harsh, but bbc.


  26. Guest Who says:

    That is a lot of junk in that trunk.

    Oddly this seems a not news episode in Sopesburg.

    What there is, is a lot of Pope, booking flogging and…


  27. JohnC says:

    Somehow the BBC managed to push me to the ‘Sounds’ music page again. On all the recommendations it has for me, I can see:

    23 females
    13 males

    Of which
    7 males and 17 women are BAME.

    24 out of 36 are ‘minorities’.

    So no change since my last report. The BBC are still racist and sexist. Just something to remember when they tell us how racist and sexist all white males are again.


    • Zephir says:

      And so many guitar shops full of BAMES …

      I see exactly as many in there as I do on country walks, funnily enough

      Of course I am not sure where one goes to buy the equipment enabling one to play someone elses music whilst shouting over the top of it but I suspect that place maybe full of them

      I am reliably informed various rappists have been begging ACDC for the rights to copy their Back in Black tune but they have resisted so far, although other musicians with a modicum of ability have been allowed


      • JohnC says:

        I go walking a lot when I’m in the UK and I can only recall EVER meeting one Chinese family coming in the opposite direction. I’ve never, ever seen anyone black out walking.

        That has to mean something.


        • Zephir says:

          It is possibly one reason the bbc and idiot ad agencies believes over 60% of the population is black or in “mixed ” relationships if you never step outside of London

          there are whole swathes of this country that are well over 95% non black (Norfolk / Suffolk for example) who are therefore not represented by the bbc for the vast majority of their output

          I was disgusted when on an agricultural story the bbc managed to find the ONE black farmer (at the time) in the UK for comment


          • JohnC says:

            Watched another Vera last night. After the black woman/white man mixed race marriage for the last one, this one had a mixed race white woman/black man.

            Seems to happen an awful lot in Newcastle. At least he tried to put on a Geordie accent this time.

            This is what the BBC would call ‘equality’.


  28. Guest Who says:

    Experts who say.


    • JohnC says:

      I’m fairly confident the 1.5C rise causing big problems is based on genuine science.

      I’m just as confident that the measures they tell us we need to do to stop it are complete guesswork. Guesswork conveniently arranged to ensure taxpayers money goes their way.

      And I’m 100% certain they have no idea if we can stop it or not. Whatever we do.


  29. taffman says:

    Consider this : if we posters and readers of this site can see the blatant bias of this “impartial” broadcaster, so can all the Tory Members of Parliament.
    Why haven’t they done something about it?


    • G says:

      “Consider this : if we posters and readers of this site can see the blatant bias of this “impartial” broadcaster, so can all the Tory Members of Parliament.”

      Please, please, don’t credit them with as much IQ and common sense……….


      • taffman says:

        Consider this : How many Tory Members of Parliament have read your post and are very embarrassed about their complacency.

        I would hazard a guess that many will be looking at losing their seats at the next elections .


  30. taffman says:

    On Which side does the BBC take in ‘fishing dispute’ ? Great Britain or France?


  31. Guest Who says:

    Has Springster sucked up yet?


    • JohnC says:

      Someone should tell this far-left idiot that the BBC is not supposed to have a ‘mission’.


  32. theisland says:

    Douglas Murray explains with (perhaps over-simplistic) clarity our problems with France.

    There is not a single thing that the French government will not do to try to enact its revenge on its old, sweet enemy across the Channel.
    This week, as the battle over fishing rights continues, the French have made sure that everything else is on the table too.

    Surely only traitors would side with France over these many issues.


  33. Peter Grimes says:

    I like John Redwood, he is the sort of Tory whose thinking I admire, and so different from those of today who I vote for faute de mieux.

    Today he writes about the fervour of Al Beeb in their bias of demanding ever more public spending, something I’ve banged on about for years.


    Not for nothing do I call the daily midday to 1 pm R4 programme …’You and Yours….and more of my money’.

    If it’s not that it is the bleating of the intelligence-challenged or the mentally ill.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Peter – yes – one of the few conservatives left . Very sensible daily comments on the twitter – makes a charge from the woke red tories surrounding him – and a reminder of what good real tories are …


  34. Guest Who says:

    The trend to political mingers getting the gush treatment in cougar mags gathers pace…

    Next week… Krankie sports a train made from 10,000 rat skins for green fashion week in the Gorbals.


  35. Guest Who says:

    BBC. All natural, trust them.


  36. StewGreen says:

    BBC Local news : “Churches across the country will be ringing their bells at 6pm for Climate Action ahead of COP26”
    … That’s outrageous that the minority that are in the warped climate cult get to lord it over the rest of us and hijack community resources.
    Their policies are based a million miles away from proper maths and science.


  37. AsISeeIt says:

    Moderate confidence
    Western values
    Upping the stakes and delusions of grandeur edition

    Apparently, no news is good news, over there at the Beeb: ‘Covid-19 origins may never be known, US intelligence agencies say

    Coincidentally: ‘CIA: Uri’s not a faker. We always knew that spoon bender Uri Geller had special powers and now the CIA says he’s genuine… not rub-bish!‘ (Daily Star)

    Back to the BBC: ‘…one agency said it had “moderate confidence” that the first human infection most likely was the result of a laboratory accident, probably involving experimentation or animal handling by the Wuhan Institute of Virology

    Remember folks, it’s not a conspiracy theory, if it’s true.

    I don’t know whether to liken the lab leak theory – congruent as it is with the supposed origin at the wet market being, of all places in the world, just down the road from the Wuhan Institute where Prof Fauchi was outsourcing his gain of function research – to Occam’s razor or to Basil Fawlty’s “Sybil? Next contestant on Mastermind Sybil Fawlty from Torquay, special subject… the bleedin’ obvious

    Meanwhile, if you’re one of those people who like to take advice from the great and the good, then you’ll be having a whale of time in the next couple of weeks: ‘Charles: we need “critical” change to way we live‘ (Daily Express) – you first, Your Royal Highness. I wonder whether he’s up for a prince and the pauper scenario where he has to contemplate the mundane: ‘What the budget means for you. How to limit the damage‘ (FT Weekend); ‘Mortgage costs “double” over inflation concerns‘ (Telegraph) – and I get to: ‘lay out [my] radical vision of how we can live better lives and combat climate change‘ (Express) and eventually get to wear a big gold and jewelled crown.

    It’s not just Charlie, they’re all at it today: ‘“Last chance to save the planet”‘ – that’s the: ‘Exclusive interview with the Prime Minister‘ in the ‘i’. I partly blame all these caped comic book superhero movies for constantly upping the stakes.

    Gary Cooper in High Noon [1952] admittedly knew time was running out (as climate people tend to say) but felt his duty was simply to save the small town of Hadleyville from local criminal Frank Miller. Likewise Alan Lad as Shane [1953] in the days when a man had to do what a man had to do. There was a cultural shift over the decades and Clint Eastwood goes somewhat existential as the High Plains Drifter [1973] where he becomes antagonist more so than protagonist, arriving to humiliate and to punish the small town. Still, the stakes were relatively small and local.

    Defeating death, Can we live forever?‘ – no, really, that’s an actual feature in the FT Weekend. Which is a question that has crossed one’s mind once or twice given our leaders’ covid policies. Oddly enough, the quest for immortality was the obsession of Qin Shi Huang the first Emperor of China – he of the Terracotta Army.

    I wonder whether any learned advisors, confucian mandarin-types, at his court ever dared question the huge expense and waste of the empire’s resources in his scheme of manufacturing and burying thousands of useless clay soldiers? I’m guessing he had himself a youngish first concubine egging him on… perhaps known as Princess Nut-Nut?

    Canadian Bank of England former boss and EU enthusiast Mark Carney is familiar with working with some very big figures: ‘We need $100tn to rewire our economies‘ (FT Weekend) – I’d get a quote from another couple of electricians, mate!

    A hundred trillion… are there that many atoms in the universe?

    I hear there’s still under 8bn people on the planet. Call it 10bn for the sake of the maths and Boris and Ronaldo’s main squeezes knocking them out like shelling peas. There’s a thousand billions in a trillion. So that’s $10,000 each – if I didn’t drop a decimal point anywhere – ten large (or ten bags of sand, if you’re a Cockney) for every Eskimo, Kalahari Bushman, etc, etc… so perhaps that is enough at last for us each to afford one of those fabulous heat pumps they keep banging on about? Now who do we borrow the ten Gs from?

    Carbon taxes can lead us to a greener future‘ (FT Weekend); ‘Meat taxes will encourage British farmers to become greener, says Eustice‘ (Telegraph) – well, you could have knocked me down with a feather.

    Warming stews‘ – offers the Guardian, which one imagined were off the menu these days. Cold vegitable stew, perhaps… or Gazpacho, if you’re posh.

    Aside from the recipes you may want to pick up your Guardian for your: ‘Saving planet earth. Free 20-page supplement. The ultimate guide to Cop26‘ – personally, I’d rather we’d been hosting the Football World Cup and receive my free pull out wall chart for that. I sense ultimately it would have cost me less in taxes.


  38. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “The viral basketball star changing views on Muslim women in sport”


    What a patronising and pointless BBC feature.


  39. StewGreen says:

    Cult !
    And see how they don’t conform to Guardianland diversity rules
    … mostly they are older white males

    Via Ben Pile


  40. JohnC says:

    T20 World Cup: The toxic trolling of India’s cricket stars

    Definition of troll: troll is a person who posts inflammatory, insincere, digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community.

    Which is exactly what maxi does.

    However his superiors at the BBC seem intent on changing this definition to be anyone who posts anything negative about someone else – even if it is relevant and true.

    I thought this article was particularly strongly worded until I read it – and it’s another Muslim victim story. It seems the BBC are now using the word ‘troll’ as a weapon in the same way they throw their other labels such as ‘far-right’ and ‘racist’ at their ideological enemies.

    This seems a suitable story to bring up the recent murders of Hindus by Muslim’s in Pakistan to give the story more context – like they described the policeman kneeling on George Floyds neck in every single article even remotely related.

    But they didn’t as it doesn’t suit their pro-Muslim agenda.

    Funny thing is I seem to remember when the truth came out that the trolling of Marcus Rashford was from Muslim countries, the BBC went very quiet about it.

    It’s this kind of hypocrisy which shows why the BBC is not fit for purpose. They are absolutely biased towards their own agenda.


  41. StewGreen says:

    Just dipped into TalkRadio night time
    presenter : Darryl Morris | 10pm-1am was supporting Insulate Britain protesters and anti-Brexit
    Then he brought on a panel Mike Buckley a fellow metrolib and Rich Taylor the opposite.

    From Twitter doesn’t look like the show had many listeners


  42. Jeff says:

    I’m watching some of the climate change gettogether in Rome. Complete cobblers!

    It’s just the nonsensical way they present themselves…

    Firstly, they have flown from the four corners of the Earth to lecture us about our carbon footprint. Secondly they’re still promoting the dangers of covid for all it’s worth. It’s all a huge show…

    They arrive in huge limos, wearing these ridiculous and ubiquitous face masks. To appear in public without one of these muzzles will soon be as bad as turning up without your trousers. It’s all PR…

    They shuffle in, carefully avoiding any human contact…and then they’re all hand shaking, mingling and mask free… Indoors!

    FFS, this is a pantomime for the gormless. Will anyone at the BBC mention these glaring incongruities? I don’t think so.

    Beam me up Scottie…


    • JohnC says:

      The word you are looking for is ‘circus’.

      The whole farce is a carefully staged, very very expensive PR event.


    • Fedup2 says:

      A prize for the first covid positive from a swamp dweller at the Glasgow bash . – yes – I know the Chinese virus isn’t suitable for flippancy .
      There will be no positive test results because they won’t be testing .

      I wonder if it will be ‘ground zero ‘ for a new covid variety …?


  43. Fedup2 says:

    Mummy mummy -that nut nut is saying that if we don’t recycle civilisation with end – is that right or has he completely lost his marbles ?
    When will they give that liz truss the top job ?


  44. tomo says:


    • Fedup2 says:

      Oh great even Asda is selling stuff for them vegans – deffo upmarket Marcia innit ….

      I wonder if it is more expensive that M£S or that John Lewis ?


  45. Dover Sentry says:

    GB NEWS:

    “Mr Tice, a former MEP, said he would be standing to send a ‘powerful message to Boris Johnson’


    This news broke yesterday, and our BBC have ignored it. Are they no-platforming Tice because of his ‘UKIP’ background? Bias by omission?

    Or are they waiting to see which way the wind blows before they pounce?

    They certainly are aware of this development.

    Shame that our BBC find Tonga having its first Covid case to be of far greater interest.


    • Fedup2 says:

      The list of candidates for Southend includes some one from an England nationalist type party – I’m sure it will get the same support the BBC gives the Scottish variety …


  46. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I think I need to apologise in advance for being the cause of the end of the world.
    I’m having a couple of sausages for dinner.


  47. Fedup2 says:

    EG – the fools think that they will ‘shame ‘ evil people like you into stopping sausaging . I have just consumed some rather large sausages and bacon as part of my traditional ritual fryup.

    This will be put into some GCHQ file on me as well as the records held by an amusing nocturnal troll . Cut paste repeat .


  48. Sluff says:

    I’ve put my head above the parapet before on this esteemed biased BBC website to fess up to believing that there is something in the climate change story, and am aware I am in a minority of writers but hey, if we don’t allow plurality then we are just as bad as the Far Left.

    My gripe is the absolutism, the virtue-signalling, the purity vortex, all emitted by the eco-warriors plus the likes of autistic Scandanavian children telling us what to think and being feted by the intelligensia for doing so.

    So I note in the Times today that the UK emits half the CO2 of so-called ‘green’ Germany which equates to around 60% less per person. I also note that the UK’s per capita CO2 emissions are around 30% lower than China and declining every year. Saudi Arabia meanwhile is three times higher.

    in other words by chugging away bit by bit without the histerical histrionics the UK has already played more than its fair share on this topic. And any talk of ‘crisis’ in the UK context can be seem for the politically correct garbage that it is.

    So how about some impartiality on that, BBC?


    • Guest Who says:

      I fully accept the climate changes, has done and will.

      I also accept that an ever increasing human population has the ability to impact negatively.

      In terms of climate, a bit.

      Pollution, etc… a lot.

      What I share with you not accepting is idiot children somehow getting to play with more idiot media to sway utterly idiotic chancers in positions of temporary power installed by the real string pullers.

      Now, do we find out who this fun cabal was and see the minutes?

      Or suddenly BBC style exemptions reappear?


      • Fedup2 says:

        I just hope they don’t breed – to save the planet.

        I have to laugh at the royals talking about saving the planet when they busily bang out additional mouths to feed – none of which seem to contribute to human kind ( see the ginger American one )


        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, the ‘ginger one’ went west for the opportunity to get a proper job and live a quiet, normal life. Is he still unemployed, noisy and abnormal?


      • Guest Who says:

        Seems Leo was there.

        But is not happy.

        But are all premature bald, bearded miserabilists in the climate panic camp ever?


    • Up2snuff says:

      Sluff, you make a very important point.

      The important thing for me is to not conflate Climate Change with Anthropogenic Global Warming due to CO2. That is unscientific. Tony Blair and Bill Clinton were the big drivers of tagging on ‘Climate Change’ to AGW via CO2 and that was even more unscientific and was done because, I think, Global Warming via CO2 was unlikely to turn up. And thus it has proved so far.

      Let’s consider Climate Change. To be scientific you have to define ‘climate’ and define ‘change’. Climate Change has happened for this planet but only really, barring mini-ice ages or a few prolonged periods of cold, to make it habitable by humankind.

      Most people mean weather or extremes of weather when they talk about climate and climate change. That is equally unscientific or just plain bad science.

      The astro-physicists/cosmologists have looked at the universe as far out as possible beyond our atmosphere and have reached the conclusion that earth is a ‘Goldilocks Planet’. It is neither too hot to sustain an ever-growing population nor too cold to sustain an ever-growing population. It is ‘just right’. That population growth is a clue as to whether Anthropogenic Global Warming via CO2 and Climate Change is a problem or not.

      It is plainly not a problem because the world population – despite some wars and other awful, enforced political events that have reduced populations – thanks to the industrial revolution has expanded more or less by eight times. (Always difficult to estimate world population but a best guess of 1.5 million at the end of the industrial revolution can be extrapolated to less than one million prior to its start.)

      What is even better news is that when I was in my twenties, a significant chunk of the world’s population went to bed hungry. It was one fifth or one quarter; my memory is dim on the the proportion claimed by the aid agencies back then. Thanks to ever increasing amounts of CO2 added to our planet’s atmosphere, that is no longer true. Most of the world’s population is well fed, unless suffering a war or famine as a result of drought (a weather event, not climate change), some of it overly fed and under exercised.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Your last paragraph covers the thing I go on about . That millions – hundreds of millions of people – whether they be in India or china have higher expectations to become consumers .
        The green thing will try to hold this back – and will not . How can western nations possibly expect countries with explosive population or consumption grown to control or reduce that by ‘green ‘ methods ?

        Are western taxpayers expected to cover this ?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Climate will always change – we are between ice ages . Geological time applies not what has happened in the last 50 years – which might be the amount of met measuring .

      How entire economies can be perverted on such shaky data is a sign of current madness …

      By all means cut hydrocarbon (oil)mconsumption if it weakens evil regimes like Russia and the Arabs .


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, please say where climate has changed in the last quarter of a century and the quarter of a century before that, for that matter? Or the half century before that? I think everywhere that you come up with (eg Sahara/Lake Turkana(Rudolf) ) or Lake Baikal, will either be down to the success & prosperity of humankind that I mentioned in my reply to Sluff or the corruption of a Communist regime in the case of the latter.

        Climate Change is a fanciful notion to get some folk off the hook of no real significant Global Warming.

        The fog still comes in to fill the Bay area in San Francisco. The smog still gathers in the LA Basin. The Wee Haars still prevent golf on the Old Course at St. Andrews. They still have droughts in Australia and forest fires there. The Monsoon rains fail in India in some years and are excessive in others. Snow still falls and ice forms at the North Pole.

        Climate Change, where?


  49. Up2snuff says:

    The New Now Show

    I started to listen to the repeat this lunchtime. It was hard going. Much canned or enhanced laughter at too high a volume level. First interlude came along and it was an Australian comedienne talking about …. immigration. Yes, honestly. I don’t know if she was for or against unlimited immigration becuase the OFF-switch intervened. Why?

    An Australian comedienne, here in the UK, where we have been slack with our borders – living and working here, talking about immigration – having originated from a country with tough immigration rules, especially for Brits wanting to go and live and work there.