550 Responses to Midweek Thread 17 November 2021

  1. TheRebelUK says:

    On the BBC have your say the other day they were running another story about covid and someone posted this comment below that made me chuckle. It got more likes than dislikes.

    “The third dose increase immunity, so after the fourth dose you are protected. Once 80% of the population has received the 5th dose, the restrictions can be relaxed as the 6th dose stops the virus from spreading. I’m calm and believe the 7th dose will solve our problems and we have no reason to fear the 8th dose. The 9th dose confirms antibodies remain stable after the 10th dose.”

    On the serious side of the news it looks like Sturgeon is going to copy the Welsh and extend the Covid passport, all this for a virus that when people get have a survivability rate over 99.8% and which there are conventional treatments available that stop hospitalisation.

    Plus if you been vaccinated, you can still catch it and spread it so there is no point in vaccination passports unless they want to use them for more sinister means.

    Someone sent me this link too about partition to stop employers forcing the vaccines on employees. I implore the good people on this site to sign it. Its totally wrong what’s happening in the world at the moment and the more people kick back against this the better.
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/599841

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  2. brexiteerkent says:

    The BBC is beyond ridiculous.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59308947

    ‘ judges refused liverpool bomber permission to appeal against asylum decision without it being considered in court’

    ‘ he was destitute after he lost his case ‘

    ‘ he was on the streets ‘

    ‘ he had been sectioned under the mental health act ‘ ( at least they admit that , ‘there were some reports this was in relation to an incident where he was wielding a knife in public’

    Any comment I can make on this could never fully convey my disgust at the BBC and what it has become.

    And the prominent link at the bottom of the article ? ‘ Muslim people are already suffering hatred after the bombing’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-59304800 which has gems like ‘ we don’t need these right wing ideaologues’ and ‘Women wearing hijabs are facing abuse’. And ‘ we need to stick together ‘

    Yes, the British people need to stick together against those that hate us, but not quite in the way the BBC might prefer.

    Also is the BBC worried about the non muslim women not wearing hijabs in places Rotherham and the like who had more than name calling to deal with ?

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    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      I’m waiting for the BBC to tell us that the Liverpool bomb was an attack ON Islam.

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    • JimS says:

      Maybe he was one of the current gang ‘who must be obeyed’, the transactivist?

      As Justine Trudeau would say, it’s 2021 yet Liverpool still has a Women’s Maternity Hospital.

      Men can have babies too… apparently.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      On 22 March 2020, 7-year-old Emily Grace Jones[1] was stabbed at Queen’s Park in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, while riding her scooter and died shortly afterwards.[2][3] Eltiona Skana, a 30-year-old Albanian woman unknown to the Jones family, was arrested on the scene and later charged with murder.[4][5]

      Skana pled guilty to the lesser included offence of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility on 6 November 2020. After a trial at Minshull Street Crown Court from 26 November to 4 December, the charge of murder was withdrawn by the prosecution and the jury was directed to formally return a not guilty verdict for murder.[6] On 8 December, she was given a life sentence, with a minimum term of eight years, for the conviction of manslaughter.[7] On 26 January 2021, Skana’s minimum sentence was increased to 10 years and eight months, with the presiding judge stating the previous minimum sentence had been “calculated in error”.[8]

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    • digg says:

      The obvious question that the BBC and other MSM don’t want to ask is how come a normal chap from another Country was able and willing to obtain the materials and knowledge to build a lethal bomb then convey it to a place where he could attempt to murder as many innocent people as possible.

      I believe he was intending to wreak death and destruction on the remembrance day gathering, couldn’t get there so chose another target but ran out of time and ended up being killed accidentally by his own device.

      This is the absolute definition of a terrorist and I for one am relieved that he only succeeded in accidentally killing himself.

      I also believe the UK has a lot more of this shit to come.

      People in this Country have 2 enemies, the evil middle eastern cultists and the complicit MSM who try to cover their backs.

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      • africamike says:

        @digg – don’t forget a Government that was elected to get Brexit done and concomitantly deal with the invasion of illegal migrants entering the UK, and who have not only failed miserably to protect the country and it’s people, but have lied about their efforts to do so.

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        • NCBBC says:

          Boris Johnson stated openly that he was not going to stop immigration, legal or illegal.

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    • NCBBC says:

      Ten Years of Muslim Persecution of Christians
      By Raymond Ibrahim

      https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/11/ten_years_of_muslim_persecution_of_christians.html

      But not a word of the continuous of Muslim persecution of Christians in Islamic countries.

      This new suicide bomber just wanted to increase Jihadi numbers in the UK. To this effect, he pretended to convert to Christianity. I have come across this many times in our Church. They come in, pretend to have converted Christians but are unable to tell the difference between Catholic and Protestant, at its most basic. The purpose was simply to get an innocent vicar to send a letter of support to the Home Office.

      The deluded fellow does not realise that the head of the immigration department in the Home office is quite likely to be a Muslim. He would have been better advised to state he was a devout Muslim.

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  3. Thoughtful says:

    Just when you thought the Democrats couldn’t get any more insane they decide that the greater part of the their infrastructure spending will be going on making sure that roads and bridges are not ‘racist’ !

    How on earth can a road or a bridge be ‘racist’? And then they wonder when people like me say the truth – there’s no such thing as racism, it’s as real as the bogeyman !

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/11/10/robert-moses-saga-racist-parkway-bridges/

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/buttigieg-racist-highways-biden-infrastructure-bill-b1954051.html

    It’s quite clear these people need long term medical care but the even more worrying thought for us is that our deluded PM supports them over the infinitely more preferable Donald Trump.

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    • Nibor says:

      I dont know Thoughtful in my day job I pound these roads and feel I`ve got to know them .
      I think the M6 is racist from junction 1 up to the M62 interchange and then it stops being racist but unfortunately becomes homophobic . You can sense these things . The M1 is misogynist in the Smart motorway sections but laid back in Derbyshire . The Dartford Crossing just hates everyone .
      Try using the A375 from Devonshire to Coventry for a prejudice free road , although the asphalt does have strong views about vegans .
      The A11 and B4102 were having a drink in the pub where the A11 said he would always stand by his friend the B road . Unfortunately a pinkish tarmac came in and frenziedly attacked the B4102 resulting in hospitalisation , the A11 went to the toilets while this happened .
      The B4102 remonstrated with his once thought friend , but the A11 said he didnt want to mess with that pinkish tarmac because he was a cyclepath .

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  4. Sluff says:

    BBC priorities.

    Accusations of racism in Yorkshire cricket
    …which when you deconstruct it, amounts to glorified name-calling
    ….main story, comprehensive coverage. Has been the first story on the webshite all day.

    Meanwhile…….
    Manchester City player (black) is charged with two further rape incidents to add to four existing ones and there is also a sexual assault charge
    ……..gets a mention on the Manchester page of the webshite, which I daresay you might have missed.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-59306545

    Right there is the proof of the BBC’s mindset, morality and priority.
    Utterly disgusting.

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    • StewGreen says:

      BTW I have not heard today’s media mention that Rafiq is the one that was fined for Twitter abuse

      It was back in 2010 and it was when he was in the under 19s England team
      The coach said he was abusing curfew rules too much
      He resorted to tweeting that the coach is a w*nker
      so they fined him and suspended him for a while.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Would any of us stay in a job where we were (in our mind) constantly abused ?? I think we’ve all experienced an office/factory bully or know-all in our working life, and if it gets too much we move on, even more so if it drives a man to weep. My husband was Catholic and was always called a ‘left footer’ by his mates, never bothered him in the slightest. We all have tales to tell of ‘life’, but those now crying ‘racism’ need to be careful that instead of changing things, those that do the hiring may not believe its worth the hassle to employ someone with an ethnic background for fear of future accusations and disputes, whether in a sporting capacity or not.

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        • Zephir says:

          Take a walk around one of their ghettos if you wish to see what shrinking violets this lot are, dress as a Jew or tranny or scantily clad female and see, or just be white British as their kids come out of their special hate schools and see the looks you get.

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        • Sick of it all says:

          “It got so bad that I kept going back”

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    • Doublethinker says:

      I am sure that in the mind of Beeboids having employed the alleged racist Vaughn for the last ten years is far , far worse than having had Savil on their books for three decades, or Bashir as their star reporter. I think we can expect a far reaching internal enquiry at Broadcasting House to uncover how Vaughn’s racism wasn’t uncovered before they offered him his job.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Trafficked for sex, doused in petrol: How Rotherham failed Child B
      One young Rotherham victim was trafficked for sex to Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield by the time she was 15 years old and was doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight.
      By The Newsroom
      Tuesday, 26th August 2014
      https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/trafficked-sex-doused-petrol-how-rotherham-failed-child-b-1836011

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  5. StewGreen says:

    20 ships caught in the ice during #COP26 – icebreakers called in!
    ‘The complicated conditions with sea-ice is alarming for Russian authorities that are promoting the Northern Sea Route as a future alternative to the Suez Canal.’
    https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/arctic/2021/11/critical-situation-might-be-making-northern-sea-route

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  6. tomo says:

    YouGov….

    ICYMI

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  7. taffman says:

    Al Beeb is more concerned with cricket banter the the invasion of our country by illegals .

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    • Halifax says:

      Or the bombing of women hospitals in lieu of the actual intended target of a remeberence parade.

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  8. taffman says:

    My message here to our Tory MPs and supporters – Winston Churchill prevented the invasion of Great Britain from Europe in WW2
    Boris Johnson is not preventing the invasion of our country which is happening now .
    Conclusion – Boris is no Churchill .
    Do Tory MPs posses any ‘male spheres ‘?

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  9. StewGreen says:

    Local news, almost every night, the show has a push to drive issues
    “Tell us what you think about COP26”

    Yet time , and time again the issues they push on the show
    seem to get almost no Twitter or Facebook support
    rather comments are more likely to come about non-woke issues.

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  10. StewGreen says:

    BBCnews are “BAME Getty image” crack addicts

    Story “Two energy suppliers stop trading as gas price soars”
    Neon Reef and Social Energy Supply have stopped trading, according to the energy regulator Ofgem.

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    • Zephir says:

      Botswana broadcasting corporation

      we should have a caption competition, my entry:

      “Dear Sir,

      I hope you can help me. I am a Prince of Nigeria royal family who has been wrongly convicted by my country, I have 20 million dollars gold in a private account but…..”

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    • NCBBC says:

      Among major groups in the UK

      The more dysfunctional, crime ridden or educationally challenged a group is, the more it will be advertised as a model group. ​
      One sees this in operation above .

      The corollary is that the more highly educated a group is ,the more it will be shown as the reverse. That is the case for Whites.

      If that group is virtually crime free, and is highly educated and professionally successful but a coloured minority, it wont be shown at all. This last are Indians (but not Muslims)

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  11. StewGreen says:

    HIGNFY is a serial misinformer of epic proportions

    I expect that green hedgefunds and green merchant banks were much bigger lobbyists
    cop26 wasn’t about CO2 , it was about something else

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  12. Halifax says:

    I see that the BBC has now tagged the Christians who took in the Muslim suicide bomber as “activists” .

    No doubt they are right wing Trump supporting anti abortion campaigners as well. The Inference on the BBC Web page is that if the UK had granted the women’s hospital bomber asylum status he probably wouldn’t have set a bomb off in a women’s hospital.

    From the BBC.

    Malcolm Hitchcott, a Christian activist in Liverpool, told the BBC he and his wife offered Al Swealmeen a place to stay for eight months from April of that year after he had told them he had lost his case and was destitute.

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    • Zephir says:

      WTF does activist mean ? that they practice what they preach ? does it mean not a hypocrite then?

      That makes the bbc marxist activists

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      • Doublethinker says:

        The term Christian activist in the present day Church of England probably means that they are gullible leftists who believe whatever sob stories they are told by migrants and see themselves more as Woke activists than Cristian ones. In short they are well on the way to becoming allies of the BBC .

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    • Charlie Farley says:

      Halifax
      Classic FM News pushing the same line…..stupid question I know but why are failed Asylum seekers still here ? …in my previous business life Priti Useless would have been sacked for taking money and not doing the job properly !

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  13. JohnC says:

    While the rest of the world is pointing out that many of these Muslim’s are ‘converting’ to Christianity in an attempt to stay here, the BBC are having none of it and are doing their best to convince us all the suicide bomber was 100% Christian with articles like this:

    Liverpool bomb: Suspect seemed a genuine Christian, says church worker
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-59308938

    “And I was in no doubt by the time that he left us at the end of that eight months, that he was a Christian.”

    Mr Hitchcott added that “he was absolutely genuine as far as I can tell”

    And to my absolute amazement, they even have the heading ‘Wouldn’t harm a fly’ in a big font between the paragraphs !!!!.

    They have clearly been trying hard to find anyone he knew to back up their ‘Muslim Good’ agenda. Which in turn is a policy fuelled by spite towards the Right for pointing out the truth of what goes on instead of singing ‘kumbaya’ every time a bomb goes off.

    They really make my blood boil when they blatantly ignore the most conclusive piece of evidence of all : Christians don’t build bombs and blow up innocent civilians. Muslims do.

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    • Zephir says:

      The USA has “lets go Brandon!”

      We have “Taxi!”

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    • brexiteerkent says:

      John, re the above article, note that as usual the word ‘ Muslim’ is never mentioned … except for the one line at the end about ‘ Muslims being subject to abuse’

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  14. Zephir says:

    Trial by mob rule….again

    Rittenhouse jury calls it a night and will resume deliberations TOMORROW: BLM protesters clash with supporters of the teen as tensions flare outside courthouse and police brace for trouble

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10209259/Tensions-flare-Kenosha-Rittenhouse-jury-starts-deliberations.html#comments

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  15. Zephir says:

    I would like this old man to attend the next eco protest:

    Once a guy with Purple,Green & Blue hair was standing next to an old man.
    The old man started staring at him.
    Boy:”Whats up oldie? Never did anything wild???”
    The old man replied:

    “yeah… f*cked a peacock once .. wondering if you are my son

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  16. StewGreen says:

    local news chose to end with a clip of Naz Shah talking about Azeem Rafiq.

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  17. Scroblene says:

    On LBC the other night, there was a discussion about the French interior minister, M. Damanin, claiming that many of the crossings from the continent to the UK, were because these illegal immigrants were able to find ‘work’ here, without any papers, ID, etc., and that the UK were not doing enough to deal with the people who employ these illegals!

    While it’s easy to bang on about them all getting benefits, hotels etc., wouldn’t it be easier for our hopeless home secretary to actually do something about this? Many European countries like Germany, Sweden etc, won’t even let someone just walk into a cash-in-hand job, without some sort of control!

    As I wanted to find out what the BBC thought about all this, I’ve looked through their website, and find nothing!

    Surely our state-paid broadcaster should be finding out a bit more about this issue, than just poking fingers at normal hard-working British citizens, and telling us we’re all racist, and anti-refugee etc.? They are paid to investigate what seems to me to be a serious case to consider, and all they seem to do is piddle around with the usual tired and boring tittle-tattle.

    The more I delve into alternative, ‘normal’ broadcasting as an antidote to the ridiculous posturing of the BBC, the more I realise that the sooner they are gone, or at least told to go private, the better informed we’ll all be!

    Come on BBC, where’s the ‘team’ investigating illegal working practices in factories, farms, shops, takeaways, taxis etc!

    Now there’s a start! It’s not too difficult is it?

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  18. Guest Who says:

    Extinction Rebellion like his posts.

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  19. Zephir says:

    Wife texted me this morning:

    “Windows frozen.”

    I text back: “Pour some lukewarm water on it…. slowly.”

    Wife texts back 5 minutes later: “Computer completely screwed up now.”

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  20. dafydd says:

    BBC still going for the jugular of the Tory Party.

    As yet still no serious mention of the conduct of MP’s from other party’s.

    Caroline Noaks MP gets her bum smacked (I believe is not appropriate) by Boris Johnsons dad in 2003, why bring it up now. The woman has an open dislike for the PM which suggests to me that certain Tory MPs have an hidden agenda to oust the MP and with all the sleaze going on her timing has to come into question..!!!!

    BBC determined to drag the sleaze story on and on…

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Dafydd
      Normally I wouldn’t care less about this story ‘ allegation . But I would like to know 2 things – why did the report it now? Why is it being reported by the BBC .

      Don’t get me wrong – I have no time for nut nut or his family – and less and less time for the rotten blue Labour Party – but the report itself says something ….

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      • dafydd says:

        Fedup2….

        As I said in a previous post I genuinely believe there is now serious push to oust the Tories and Boris Johnson…It is quite obvious that the BBC is driving it forward relentlessly. What I find alarming and strange that there is very little mention of the conduct of other party MPs who’s conduct is as bad as certain Tory’s.

        I am a member of the Conservative Party ( shock horror) and I can tell you my views are being expressed by most of my friends in the party. What’s making them angry is the fact that the Tory’ s are sitting back and doing sod all about it and fighting back

        Just watching Sky News who are also going into overdrive about Tory sleaze. Burley is interviewing a Labour MP and no mention of the conduct of the Labour MP’ s

        I will be amazed if the Tory’s survive this, I think it’s that bad

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        • taffman says:

          All the “Tory sleeve “ is being used as a good way to bury the ongoing mass invasion presently going on at our unguarded shores.
          At the same time our Home Secretary is blaming the fiasco on all except the her own department and the Border Farce.
          To date, how many of the “illegals” have been deported?
          Has the Labour Party made any comments on the border fiasco?
          “Trojan Horse” comes to mind.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Dafydd
          Thank you for your admission ! I am truly astonished that a party with an 80 majority and no opposition is led so badly and is just so poor .

          If you’ve read my comments here I want a small state small tax government which yours isn’t . It’s just blue labour – led by an amoral yob . I use yob because of that shambles last week of whipping his party to support corruption was the action of a yob .

          He should go together with the shamed Rees mogg . But there’s no honour there now – just £££££££

          The worst thing is that there is no real alternative for me to vote for because the political structure is about keeping an even worse outfit out of power ….

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    • africamike says:

      @dafydd – BJ has let his country down badly, but don’t think the BBC, Sky, etc want someone better. They will promote our own version of Biden; someone who can be manipulated from behind the scenes to say and do what he (or she?) is told.

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  21. Guest Who says:

    Marianna liked this.

    Soon it will be just her.

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  22. Guest Who says:

    Bbc people via a bird from… North London.

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  23. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch
    Unsurprisingly the bbc is still going on about the Paki cricketer bitching in parliament about banter he can’t take – but has buried the mass murder planned attack on remembrance .

    They really do broadcast to themselves don’t they ?

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    • JohnC says:

      What amazes/disgusts me so much about the BBC is how they can make headline stories based on statements by a single person or a single user on twitter.

      But only when it suits their agenda of course.

      Reminds me of the woman recently who quit her job because she didn’t get promoted like she thought she should and blamed racism. Her comments made it clear what a particularly unpleasant person she was. But of course that could never be the reason for the BBC.

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    • dafydd says:

      I spent 7 years playing in the Lancashire League, in all that time i never heard or witnessed any form of racial innuendo or abuse.

      If we wait awhile the BBC and Labour will blame the Government for the Pakistan cricketers woes..

      The new news editor Jess Brammar ( Raving leftie and momentum supporter and Labour donater) is obviously starting to have an influence..

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  24. Fedup2 says:

    The BBC news is saying that ‘the majority of refugees are coming to the UK to flee persecution ‘…. But doesn’t source the claim in the headline news report .

    The source is a ‘charity ‘ called the ‘refugee council ‘ – whose website states its purpose is to support refugees . I would say this charity is an enemy to Britain and should be investigated and if possible closed down . The blue Labour Party won’t , of course , go anywhere near it . ….

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    • JohnC says:

      Is this typical BBC lying-by-omission to deliberately mislead ?.

      Refugees and economic migrants are entirely different. It’s very hard to get any realistic information with the media being so far Left, but Priti Patel claimed 70% are economic migrants.

      I don’t believe for one second that all those young males with iphones are fleeing persecution.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        The other point missed out systematically is that they must remain in the safest first country and claim asylum there .
        The laws and treaties to deal with this must be changed . ….it won’t happen until a proper government has the will …

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        • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

          Fed,
          That’s what I thought but I believe it might not be having to stay in the first safe Country because various commentators have mentioned that this is not the case.
          I could be wrong of course.
          I’m sure someone like Stew will know what the truth is.

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        • theisland says:

          Every time someone like Farage tweets about the migrant situation there is a pile-on by rabid rejoiners saying it is all down to us leaving the EU. I fear some people are beginning to believe this lie, largely due to the incomprehensible actions of this so-called Conservative government.

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    A breathtakingly arrogant blue labour mp called ‘Clifton brown ‘ granted an audience to the bbc explaining that it was ok for him to get income elsewhere than his parliamentary work because his constituents had repeated voted for him .

    But the reality is that in the past people have voted for the blue candidate or the red or yellow one – without much thought about who these wretches are or who owns them …..*

    * there are a few honourable ones and some so dumb no one would buy them …

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  26. Guest Who says:

    Vile and his ‘profession’ summarised.

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    • JohnC says:

      Like Jon Sopels books venting his intense dislike of Trump.

      I saw it got excellent reviews. Intrigued I checked them and realised why. Only the Lefties who agree with him bought it.

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      • JimS says:

        Someone bought me A Year In The Circus by Jon Sopel.

        I haven’t even opened it.

        Observing, unlike Sopel, the Obama/Harris/Biden presidency in action I don’t see any reason to change my mind.

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  27. Sluff says:

    BBC this morning feature a report that says almost all of the young male muslims arriving by boat are genuine asylum seekers fleeing persecution.

    Guess who prepared the report?
    Yep, the Refugee Council.
    What a surprise.

    But take that at face value and two questions suggest themselves to the ordinary person – though not obviously to the ‘investigative journalists’.

    1. Why is France so bad that so many want to leave it.
    2. What hellholes are the womenfolk they all left behind living in? And why are no feminist groups asking?

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  28. Fedup2 says:

    JohnC
    The bbc was also promoting a book by some yank who won a book prize . The subject was a criminal family whose company peddled addictive pain killers in the states. Doctors were encouraged to prescribe by ‘fees ‘ – much like here …

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  29. AsISeeIt says:

    It feels like one of those days when one can’t quite decide whether to laugh or to cry?

    Police still trying to find motive for bombing. Investigators could conclude that Emad al-Swealmeen’s attack in Liverpool was not an act of terrorism‘ (Guardian)

    The BBC – albeit tentatively – put their suggestion into the more pliable minds of a certain section of their willing progressive audience: ‘Liverpool bomb: Judges had refused attacker permission to appeal to stay in UK

    Does it all make sense now? If you think about it, this attack actually proves that we should have more relaxed migration rules. I believe they call it an open door policy. Which was, perhaps, contravened by the Liverpool cabbie.

    Like I say, laugh or cry?

    Twelthman material Azeem Rafiq has opted for the latter emotion: ‘“I don’t want my son to go near it” – Rafiq hits out at cricket’s institutional racism. [He] broke down in tears in front of MPs yesterday…

    I hear the game is enthusiastically played in Pakistan – would that be far enough away from the racism for you and your son?

    Cricket’s shame. Shocking and moving testimony of bowler at centre of racism claims‘ (Daily Mirror) – and you know, if conservatives ever complain about this torturous self-abasement of English culture, then they are pilloried as the ones starting a culture war.

    Over nearly two hours of devastation raw testimony...’ (not taken under oath or with any provision for cross-questioning, mind you) ‘…to the digital, culture and sport committee, Rafiq delivered a damning verdict on the culture of English cricket‘ (Guardian)

    He delivered the verdict? So the complainant is also the judge in this cultural court?

    Azeem Rafiq: “A trailblazer who has created a watershed moment”‘ (BBC)

    I wonder how cricket could make amends? Have players take the knee before every innings, or before every over, or every delivery?

    The freebie Metro takes a long run up and delivers: ‘Word “P**i” used constantly…‘ gosh, that must have been like a black chap forced to listen to a load of Rap music. ‘…and he was even forced to drink wine when he was 15‘ – oh, the humanity!

    The rest seems to amount to some bad employee/employer relations.

    On a more Jolly (Roger) note, the Daily Star has a brand new shortages story for us landlubbers, those of us who don’t wan’t to cross continents to play our cricket or perhaps take our dinghies out on the high seas: ‘Arrrrr! Shortages caused by.. Pirates. Yo Ho No! ..and no bottles of rum. The scurvy dogs! Gangs of pirates are making UK shortages worse by hijacking ships and plundering lorries heading here

    The Star’s motto taday declares: ‘It’s AVAST!!! problem

    And if that rib-tickler doesn’t shake the tears away…

    There’s an old Chinese proverb that says “the new fruit doesn’t fall far from the old tree“: ‘Bozo dad “groped 2 women”‘ (The Daily Satyr) – allegedly.

    And in completely unrelated shortage news: ‘Britain’s bouncer shortage‘ (‘i’)

    Some news features – like our favourites, the female celebrity angst stories – never go away: ‘Adele’s best album, from a woman in turmoil‘ (‘i’)

    Having mentioned in passing Rap music – in further confusing celebrity news from the BBC we read: ‘DaBaby: DaniLeigh charged with assaulting partner

    As Andrew Sachs, in his famous role as Fawlty Towers’s Spanish waiter, used to exclaim: “Que?

    Rapper DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, and singer and rapper DaniLeigh, whose real name is Danielle Curiel, share a baby daughter

    Oh, I see. On a personal note, I “share” a couple of children with my wife. It is always worth keeping a close eye on BBC-advised nomenclature and usage – one wouldn’t want to do a Yorkshire cricket and be constantly employing the wrong chap.. I mean, the wrong word.

    Police in North Carolina say they were called on Sunday evening and Monday morning, with DaBaby claiming he’d been assaulted by his girlfriend.

    At first the officers told DaBaby to pursue charges himself but he then called them again the next morning.’

    Because female-on-male violent domestic abuse.. ain’t no thang?

    They said they “obtained additional information” that led them to charge DaniLeigh with two counts of simple assault

    In a series of posts on her Instagram story since the police were called, DaniLeigh claimed DaBaby had broken up with her early in her pregnancy but then “got me back like a dummy”.

    This, by the way, is a BBC Newsbeat story, intended for youngsters.

    Would that we had more ethnic role models, more trailblazers.

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    • JimS says:

      The last cricket match that I saw at close hand was in the local park, between two teams of men ‘of Asian heritage’.

      The older men and children sat around the boundary and one man shouted out some criticism, “Stop playing like a f***ing N***er!”

      ‘English’ cricket is certainly ‘institutionally racist’.

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      • AsISeeIt says:

        As a young chap I was once friendly with a Sikh work colleague who often complained of his own Adidas sports kit bag (it was a different time) being: “Green, that’s a P**i colour!”

           13 likes

    • pertelote says:

      re Metro’s ‘…and he was even forced to drink wine when he was 15‘

      perhaps he’d converted to Catholicism?

         12 likes

  30. Foscari says:

    It looks like we are in the middle of a McCarthy type witch -hunt.
    It’s cricket at the moment, but who knows where this may
    lead? In cricket the dominoes are being to fall one on top of
    each other. “Bumble” David Lloyd looks likes the latest. But
    I don’t expect he will be the last. I “fear” even for the England
    cricket captain himself now ,Joe Root.
    The BBC is in it’s element. I am sure that many of us have made
    comments which to say the least are near the line. I myself
    try to execute this with what I think is a bit of humour. But
    even us ordinary folk may need to think about what we say
    in public. I’ll be going to the betting shop in the sky , before long.
    But some of you youngsters may be in the public eye ,one day.
    Be careful McCarthy and BIG BROTHER from the BBC are watching!

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    • Halifax says:

      Expect them all to put claims in, it’s the start of a compensation avalance in sport and industry. I wonder if any will donate thier compensation to charity .

         15 likes

    • JohnC says:

      We now live in an age where people can be tried, judged and condemned by media on the basis of testimony from a single person or tweet. No cross examination, no context and no right to reply.

      Anyone who dares question the result is similarly condemned.

      But only when it suits their agenda.

      The Left are the new fascists.

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      • JimS says:

        “The Left are the new fascists.”

        It has always been like comparing The People’s Front of Judea to Judea People’s Front.

        Just a distraction while they both do the same thing.

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    • Nodding Dog says:

      I was listening to Test Match Special back at the end of summer when they first had the story on.They did an article on it during one of the tea intervals naturally I turned it off and switched back on just as the players were coming back out for me to hear one of them say ‘I’m sure we haven’t heard the last about this’ I replied ‘I bet we haven’t if the BBC have got anything to do with it!’

      Sure enough we have certainly heard more about it a a bit too much in my opinion a small incident that should’ve been dealt with by the club involved .I think the BBC still see cricket as a posh white mans game so any chance of discarding a few of them is all good with them they’ve replaced the chairman at Yorkshire with an Asian and the Beeb are constantly promoting the womans game just look at that awful one hundred competition.

      I watch or listen to very little of the BBC these days but one thing I do take pleasure in is listening to TMS and was looking forward to the forth coming ashes series but fear my listening may be spoiled somewhat as this incident is sure to get a mention or two.

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  31. Halifax says:

    Never has the word “Christian” been used so much by the BBC.

       35 likes

    • JohnC says:

      Whereas the use of the word Muslim – the real motivator for this bomb – continues to be used just the same. ie not at all.

      But it is used freely when they are victims.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Halifax, the BBC and the Labour Party with its lawyers (and doctors and nurses) may now – by force majeure – 1. be required to consider, fully understand and report on the concept of ‘taqiyya’ which is built into Islam, and, 2. to change their attitude to illegals (I use the word in its specific sense) and unfettered, widespread, immigration while keeping room open for the truly genuine refugee.

         18 likes

    • taffman says:

      The Church of England has found a novel way of increasing the membership of its congregation.

         14 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        taffman, small error here:
        “The Church of England has found a novel way of increasing the membership of its congregation.”

        Fixed it for you:
        The Church of England has found a novel way of increasing the membership of its otherwise declining congregation.

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      • Halifax says:

        You really would have to be desperate to attend a COE service.

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  32. Jeff says:

    I know I always say it, but we’re living in strange times…

    The media are getting into one of their periodic and predictable faux frenzies over the abuse/banter suffered by an Asian cricketer donkeys years ago at Yorkshire cricket club. There seems to be a competition on who can squeal “RACIST” the loudest. The more you shout and the more outrage you can muster, the more virtuous you appear. I don’t know why they don’t just have two minutes of hate and have done with it…

    Meanwhile, throughout the length and breadth of Britain, under age white girls continue to be groomed, molested, raped and sometimes even murdered on an industrial scale by Muslim paedo gangs. It’s been going on unabated for decades. There’s a conspiracy of silence.

    The police don’t want to know. They’re far more concerned about rude words on Twitter and making cups of tea for climate protesters.

    The BBC won’t touch this with a ten foot barge pole. If any of their preferred “victim groups” come under suspicion they immediately divert attention by giving us a few hours of guilt trips with programmes about slavery, George Floyd and Stephen Lawrence.

    And our pathetic Parliament sit on their hands, fret about climate change and do diddly squat.

    Meanwhile an Asian cricketer is about to get a whole lot richer and a lot of working class white girls will continue to be raped.

    Shhh…

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    • BRISSLES says:

      I always understood if you reported a crime or misdeed, the first thing asked is “what evidence do you have ?” Recently my car was smashed into by a hit and run when parked outside my house. Thankfully my neighbour’s cctv picked up the perpetrator, so the wheels started turning with insurances etc otherwise it would be me out of pocket.

      So, has Rafiq evidence of the racism he is calling out ? – apart of course from members of his own culture, because if its no, then surely its a case of ‘my word against his’ ? but that committee of MPs and all the media are believing every word he says !

      I would love to be a fly on the wall at how the rest of the board of the YCC, Michael Vaughn and Joe Root are reacting to this. The strongest of blue language I’ll bet.

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  33. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – be careful what you wish for BBC and Nick Robinson

    Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP (Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade) was the sacrificial sheep for the Prime Interview slot @8.10 a.m. with Nick Robinson. Despite her saying ‘So’ a lot at the start of Nick’s hectoring questions it didn’t stop Nick from plunging the knife. Robinson tried to ask Thangman Debonnaire MP (Shadow House leader) a few tough questions in her prior contribution but the contrast in the two interviews was plain to hear; fairly friendly chat followed by tough, moderately hostile questioning.

    The BBC would be well-advised to drop that pre-interview contra-view thing because it tends to throw a spotlight on the inherent bias of the BBC. The BBC also need to be careful about pushing this ‘second jobs Tories are sleazy and corrupt’ thing because it may rebound on Beeboids.

    How many at the BBC do paid consultancy in addition to their work for the BBC? How many write as journalists for other publications? It would not be acceptable, surely, for a Beeboid to do work for ITN or Channel Five while a BBC employee? Therefore doing some journalism for a magazine or newspaper, with its own editorial standpoint, is an instant conflict of interest.

    I think the Prime Minister should tighten up the rules for broadcasters as well as for MPs, Ministers and Peers in that other place.

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    • Sluff says:

      Up2
      You missed the BBC ‘stars’ who moonlight as after dinner speakers, conference hosts, etc.

      Try these for instance.
      https://www.speakerscorner.co.uk/conference-facilitators

      Other examples abound.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Sluff, sorry I was a bit blinkered upon the conflict of interest path which Nick Robinson loves to use as an interview weapon. Mind you, much of the UK Press seems to march in lock-step with the BBC these days, so not much chance of a true conflict of interest for print journalism. Moonlighting of course covers all second jobs. I’ve worked for employers where it was a Contract of Employment condition that we would ask permission of the Employer to undertake any second job.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      So – I – absolutely- heard a bit of the anne – marie whatshername interogation. At one stage she said she has 2 other jobs .

      So – What are they ?what are they ? I asked the wireless – but robinson was on a roll and wasnt really too interested in anything the lady said .

      So – I notice that many cabinet type politicians instantly adopt the ‘ yes minister ‘ jim hacket language where meaningless words are just vomited out and the listener is no better off at the end .
      All second jobs must go . Including ed davey paying himself to look after his kid . Included are the 2 or 3 doctors – no one will miss them as they dont see people any more

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, I was thinking during that interview 1. Why doesn’t Anne-Marie say to Robinson, “In your questions, you seem to be answering them as well. Do you really want me to answer or shall I interview you?”, and, 2. Anne-Marie, please stop saying ‘So’ at the start of every reply.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          So – ha – blue labour politicians seem to be trained to not bite or go hostile in these interviews – resulting in the likes of Robinson and maitliss and the rest inflating their egos in the attack …..
          …….watching politics now shows that w]even the slaughter of a respected MP by a Muslim terrorist does nothing to change anything ….

          So – To the swamp it is a self serving game where they all get the snouts in the trough . Whereas mugs like me are forced to pay money to randox to pay for bribes to politicians …..
          So – Such a shame there is no real alt .

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Just to add – I was wondering about the legality of the likes of sopel writing books whilst being a BBC employee – obtaining facts in his tax funded position and then personally benefitting from the profits – however small….

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  34. Sluff says:

    It’s day 3 of a whole week of a BBC lovefest with the NHS.
    One state institution supporting another in calling for yet more cash. How very convenient.

    But so far I have not heard a single enquiring question from the ‘investigative journalists’. Just a set of dolly questions so that NHS staff can go into their very well-practised self- indulgent whinge mode.

    Questions like – what proportion of A and E patients are there because they could not get to see their GP?

    I tried my GP this morning several times. I got an engaged tone every time, could not even get in the queue.

    QED

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    • digg says:

      Bet you a quid that the multi-million pound NHS helicopters are still popping out to the hills every now and then to pick up rambler folk who have slipped and sprained their ankles though….

         5 likes

    • Sick of it all says:

      My local surgery still remains clammed shut, with correspondence between Joe Public and the snobs from reception taking place via some half-open windows next to the main entrance. Astonishingly, a sign has appeared demanding people not to smoke outside the windows, despite it being a public right of way. The reason? Because it ‘gets into the office and makes it smell’, not that it’s a health risk and they’re trying to help smokers live a better life.

         5 likes

  35. MarkyMark says:

    NHS faces ‘humanitarian crisis’ as demand rises, British Red Cross warns
    This article is more than 4 years old
    Senior doctor calls health service ‘broken’ after deaths of two patients left to wait on trolleys at Worcestershire Royal hospital
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/06/nhs-faces-humanitarian-crisis-rising-demand-british-red-cross

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  36. Sluff says:

    Another conveniently ignored area from the BBC.

    Many private sector pension schemes offer inflation protection but only up to a maximum, sometimes as low as 2.5%.

    Thus with inflation at 4%, rising, and likely to stay that way for at least a year, thanks to our useless profligate socialist government, millions on near- fixed incomes with get gradually worse off.

    I need hardly say that workers in the cosy public sector, NHS, teachers, civil servants, and MPs will be totally unaffected as their schemes offer full inflation protection, paid for by the taxes of those same private sector workers seeing a real terms decrease in their own pensions.

    Utterly immoral.

       24 likes

  37. Fedup2 says:

    Market looking for a rate increase in december . Bank of england looking inept. If you are thinking about a loan . Now is a good time . Interest rate to 1% by april 2022 in my mind . Btw i have no financial training … dyor …

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  38. Philip_2 says:

    An interesting discussion with a caller on LBC Nick Ferrari this Wednesday morning with a legal ‘QC’ that has seen actual legal documents granting a single man £900/month applied to illegal immigrants coming to this country – illegally! He says its the main ‘magnet’ for illegals along with free ‘board and lodging’ in a local or regional (commandeered) Hotel with a zero chance of being returned back to France.

    The normal cost (we are allowed to hear) is that each immigrant cost us only £40/£50/week, but this is only ‘pocket money’ and does not include board and lodging paid by the local council with no end in sight. It all goes on your Council tax unless they get a direct grant from government for a ‘refugee’ centre, and there are quite a few of them hidden away.

    The next stage seems to be to get a human rights lawyer (paid for by the UK) as are laws state that each can have a lawyer that then instructs them to have an ‘instant’ family that they can then claim to be protected under EU Human rights legislation (ECHR) which we are still signed up to (i.e Northern Ireland is still locked into ECHR as is Ireland and UK).

    Finally, a number of callers with foreign accents who are GENUINE refugees had to wait years to get a UK passport and have worked hard making a life here in the UK were totally opposed to ‘illegal’ immigration which, as they point out, are not refugees but illegals paying French smugglers that is out of control.

    Another caller, complained that as an illegal, speaking perfect English, he does not get anywhere near £900/month as he has only £50/week and it not enough to pay for a private education here in the UK, nowhere enough, he said.

    This is the BBC World Service. Come to the UK, get a free lawyer, make an English woman pregnant, apply to stay under existing UK ‘Human Rights’ (based on EU- ECHR legislation and rulings) that they cannot be removed. As many of these young single men have multiple partners, its not a difficult task. All you need is a Mobile Phone, and dispose of your country of origin and call yourself British (not English). Oh! and also you chances of staying in the UK go up eightfold if you can call yourself ‘gay’ or seeking to become a member of the C.O.E. and get a few liberal church going supporters to get your local MP involved. Then retire and blow up a part of the UK of your choice in your own time. Do not mention Islam until that point. You can still get a free TV license. And NHS is totally free!

    This is the BBC world service. ‘We like to call it Diversity’.

       35 likes

  39. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBC – but a tale of covid tests … i got back from a hot country last thursday (11th) l had pre ordered a ‘day 2 ‘ kit for £20. It turned up on the 12th. I did the test after watching the video x3 . The photo of the result kit would not upload to be checked . I appeared to be ‘negative’

    On the (13th ) i got a booster and flu jab which i had pre arranged.

    But i didnt want to get in trouble with the govt so got onto the gov site (12th) and orderd a free PCR kit . On the (15th) i got an urgent text from ‘ track and trace telling me to quarentine for 10 days as i had been ‘exposed ‘ – presumably on the airplane .

    Then i had to check on the gov site and found i didnt need to quarantine because id been double jabbed .- but it did tell me to get a PCR test .

    So i ordered one on the same day – monday – and i am still waiting for the result .btw – the local centre was huge , overstaffed and empty – apart from me.

    I recite this story because – fortunately- it was all new to me but the admin of all this is – a nightmare ….

       16 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Covid-19: NHS Test and Trace ‘no clear impact’ despite £37bn budget
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56340831

      “The Public Accounts Committee said it was set up on the basis it would help prevent future lockdowns – but since its creation there had been two more.”

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    • Old Goat says:

      This is why I remain unvaccinated, untested, unbothered by the whole charade, steer clear of places where (due to lack of the appropriate “pass”) I am unwelcome, and continue to live life normally. It’ll all fizzle out, eventually, as it becomes more and more unwieldy and impossible to police, and the populations get more and more sick of it all, and register their protests more vociferously, and probably more violently, too.

         24 likes

  40. Philip_2 says:

    How it works is also a mystery to most of the staff in the NHS, Its called a ‘vaccine’ and cost $12 dollars for the dose (for Pfizer) in NZ. It does not do much to combat the virus (so not really a Vaccine) and the ‘boosters’ are pretty much the same. The PCR tests for the common cold and are not that reliable either. And in the fact that the drug companies want us all ‘dosed-up’ every six months and ‘prove it’ passports mean they are making more money than any time in history.

       23 likes

    • digg says:

      This would be a good case for Panorama to dig into wouldn’t it?

         14 likes

      • Philip_2 says:

        There seems to be a news blackout on the reported complications. Also the ‘odd’ things reported as ‘Vaccines’ have baffled Doctors in Germany ‘purity’ drug laws.
        It is wide spread fraud, but as far as I can tell Digg, they are (all major drug companies in the scheme) have legal immunity as long as the ’emergency’ powers are in place.. Its akin to fraud, what is being ignored, damages health, particularly the young…. under 12’s being coerced into it, when they are mostly naturally immune.

           15 likes

      • Old Goat says:

        Ah, I remember Panorama – wasn’t it an informative, and interesting programme, a long, long time ago?

           26 likes

      • popeye says:

        “This would be a good case for Panorama to dig into wouldn’t it?”

        Oh how we laughed

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  41. digg says:

    I see that Labour are screaming for MP second jobs to be outlawed except for certain jobs “In the public sphere or interest”.

    Reading between the lines this means that Conservatives would be barred from working with financial organisations but Labour would allow for example unions or activist organisations to bung financial support at Labour MP’s.

    Unless I am being paranoid?

       28 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Complaint Summary: Follow up UK MP expenses of 2009 – MP paid £65K

      Full Complaint: Dear BBC £3.5 billion paid under threat of prison complaints department,

      Could you revisit the 2009 UK MP expenses again, I would not like to find out that MPs like Tony Blair have ran to the shredder prior to your investigations.

      Here are some details, can you use Journalists who are avoiding the BBC Gary ‘£1.75m’ Lineker Pay Gap and see why an MP on £77K salary tops up their money with a job giving them £65K extra a year.

      Maybe find other MPs on such amazing schemes and why they are getting free tickets to concerts when they have so much cash sloshing around in their MP expenses accounts.

      Chuka Umunna MP, Streatham (tax payer pays him £77K per year) is being paid £65,040 a year Advisory Position at Global Progress (London) Ltd …

      1) Look into what he produces for £65K a year. 2) Look at who owns the company and other players – Tony Blair is linked to it. 3) Find other MPs doing the same. 4) Ensure they are paying taxes on the extra money. 5) Maybe interview them and ask some questions rather than how they feel today? For a head start you can find the details on : THEY WORK FOR YOU https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=24950americanprogress.org https://www.americanprogress.org/about/staff/browne-matt/bio/ COMPANIES HOUSE https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/11079851/filing-history Good luck and let me know how you get on.

      p.s. I also see that MPs claim their MP Office BBC TV Licenses Tax on their expenses, thus the UK tax payer has to pay their own TV License and their MP’s TV License. Might want to consider stopping this for the 650 MPs.

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2018/10/28/start-the-week-open-thread-29-october-2018/comment-page-2/#comment-949837

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  42. MarkyMark says:

    BBC have found their picture … no need to look any further …
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-59317136

    Emad Al Swealmeen (on right in light grey jacket) during a service at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, alongside the bishop Right Reverend Cyril Ashton

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Today interviewed some Anglican woman vicar ? About ‘refugees ‘. She said she’d never sign a letter to the home office – I bet she was the exception .

      I’m sure there is one of those ‘idiots guides … to getting leave to unlimited stay in the UK’ …. Including how to exploit the weakest bit of a weak ‘system ‘ ….

         7 likes

    • G.W.F. says:

         7 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        An alarming lack of industrial language – perhaps the subject and dog collar did a job …

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  43. MarkyMark says:

    f3eecb08-251a-4488-8ed6-566c515e74f7-e3418342-b090-484c-8abf-873a3905b144

    What is the point of Muslim politicians if they don’t represent their communities?
    Iman Amrani

    Within weeks he had rejected a request by the Muslim Council of Britain for an independent inquiry into allegations of Islamophobia within the Tory party. “The Muslim Council of Britain does not represent Muslims in this country,” he said. “We don’t deal with the MCB.” I remember wondering whether Javid thought that he represented Muslims in this country better than the MCB.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/10/sajid-javid-makes-me-question-the-value-of-muslim-politicians

       5 likes

  44. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Nothing to do with the bbbc, just a moan.

    I wanted to go to Currys to look at an item before I decide to buy it or not and as they are a half an hour away I wanted to know if they had the item in stock before making the journey.

    On their website they said I could collect the item from the shop as they would send it there from a warehouse.
    I saw many contact options so I tried the live video one, after a few clicks I was told ‘not available now, try again later’

    I phoned their contact number and after a long message giving out lots of useless information I was given a number menu to choose from. I chose the most likely option, buying an item. Then a lot more options such as delivery and payment but nothing about if in stock. In the end I hung up.

    I tried their automatic robot chat help line and eventually got told nothing useful and then ‘try again’

    I tried their faq options on line but my question could not be answered.

    In the olden days I could have phoned the shop up and asked if they had this item on display but you cannot phone a Currys shop.

    All this new technology yet the one thing I wanted was unavailable.
    Why can they not just have a phone in their shop and answer a question instead of all this faffing about with the new technology.
    Surely it’s cheaper to pickup the phone to answer a question than to run these complicated options programmes which need writing, maintaining, repairing and who knows what else.

    Still, that’s progress for you.

    Rant over.
    That’s better my friends.

       45 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      EG
      it’s fun isn’t it ? I spent 22 minutes on hold last week just trying to get an ‘ID number ‘ to get into a bank account – the site had told me to ring . Once I got through it took about a minute to get the number I needed

      As for curry’s – no wonder Amazon gets bigger and bigger market share – but it is not always the cheapest …and research must be done …. Coloured Friday beckons …

         18 likes

    • G.W.F. says:

      Emmanuel Goldstein

      I am sure many people have shared your experience. I certainly have.
      Just imagine the support a political party would generate if it took up issues like this.

         10 likes

    • G says:

      EG,

      Just sold a watch on ebay. I needed insurance for the post – just in case. Trawling for ages on the Royal Mail website for info so decided to cut corners and call them. There is NO number to speak to anyone after going round in ever decreasing circles so I had to drive to a Post Office and discuss the matter with the counter clerk. Sent now but I agree, 21st Century business practices are now primitive.

      Let’s say, hypothetically, I stumbled on information which suggested a bomb had been posted by RM and I urgently wanted to tell them…………………

      If I ever get through on a telephone line I usually ask them first whether they’ve become a branch of MI5.

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  45. Old Goat says:

    This is funny:

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  46. G.W.F. says:

    Boris has a second job

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  47. s.trubble says:

    That bBC narrative about the so called “Christian” terrorist was totally debunked on GBN last night.
    In particular, by an old fashioned Border Control manager who was brought up in the old school ” don’t believe a word of it”

    It got better, the Australian politician who fought back against the
    illegal asylum seekers to Oz pointed the way…….OZ also faced condemnation from Amnesty, UN etc.

    And best of all a report that CNN audiences have fallen dramatically since the Democratic Party were “awarded” the election…….underscoring President Trump,s “Swamp” criticism.

    PS Wonder if empty suit Sopel will make a return if Trump goes for another challenge?

       27 likes

  48. Dover Sentry says:

    Just as well the Courts clamped down on IB/XR criminal activity.

    Otherwise, we’d end up for instance, with turmoil in the English Channel from thousands crossing illegally and threatening our security… Oh, wait…

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  49. digg says:

    Now we have gogglebollox issues….

    No Scots!

    Channel 4 to find Scottish family for Gogglebox after 45 complaints from Scots about no Scots family on the show.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-59318670

    Hey, what about the Welsh, Irish, Isles of Man, Isle of Wight, Jersey, Guernsey, Scilly isles !

    Come on C4 get with the program!

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  50. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Digg
    Surprised there’s no scotch on gogglebox because everyone on it is far left with not even one person from the right.
    An eu loving leftie scotch family would fit in perfectly.

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