298 Responses to Weekend 27 November 2021

  1. Thoughtful says:

    I hear the Tory party nativity play has had to be cancelled because they are unable to find three wise men and a virgin, although they do have a donkey – in fact they have quite a few of them.


    • StewGreen says:

      Catchup links to most recent posts on previous thread
      page 5 started 10am Friday
      (At the end I just posted a few times about the BBC2 9pm Womanhood 90 minute special)

      page 4 started 4pm Thursday


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      But at least they have two guiding stars in/from the East: Marxism and Islam.


    • Fred Stubber says:

      I first heard that joke near Naples in 1944.


  2. Eddy Booth says:

    The good old days…



    • JimS says:

      The old dustbins were heavy too, mostly containing coal ash. The modern bin would blow away in the wind if it wasn’t for the steel axle and rubber wheels!


      • Eddy Booth says:

        Vaughly remember when our bin went plastic, with the rubber lid having deeply embossed letters ” No hot ashes “


        • Banania says:

          My mother one day couldn’t find the rubber dustbin lid, but after careful searching noticed “something like a Pontefract cake”. That was the effect of hot ashes.


    • Bulldog says:

      I remember back in the 1960’s dustbins were made of metal like the ones this guy is carrying and when full of rubbish weighed a ton. They collected the bin from wherever you kept it which in the case of my parents house was right at the back which meant negotiating a long walk including a number of steps to fetch it, empty it then take it all the way back again. None of these namby pamby lightweight plastic wheelie bins which have to be left out on the pavement back then.

      Our local Brighton and Hove binmen were on strike recently for around 3 weeks for better pay and conditions for this “difficult” job and secured substantial pay increases but because of the equal pay act all other “lower paid” council staff were then automatically entitled to claim a similar pay increase. From memory some of the drivers will receive an extra £3k a year. All this will add at least £2.5m to the council’s wage bill so am not looking forward to getting our Council tax bill next March!



      • Eddy Booth says:

        Interesting how slowly, over time the population have become so unquestionally obedient, following whatever petty rules we’re told to, and allowing them to get away with it.
        So no surprise these covid lockdowns etc went so smoothly.


      • G says:


        One things for sure, even if a political saviour arrived from utopia, he/she/it would never, in a month of Sundays, sort out the messes created by our “Leaders” over the past 2/3 decades.


    • MarkyMark says:

      50% Female bin men?


  3. theisland says:

    Not on the bBC


    • Guest Who says:

      The bbc is still very keen on a Labour support for Macaroon.

      Meanwhile, when on dodgy ground, make it a question.


      • Guest Who says:

        Next on La Belle BibbiSee… Gordo!

        “Whatever happens to this particular variant, we’ve got to realise our failure to vaccinate the rest of the world… is going to come back to haunt us.”

        Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells BBC Newsnight the new Covid variant is a “wake up call” for rich nations with surplus vaccines to send doses to the rest of the world, both to help those countries in need, and in self interest to reduce the chance of new variants spreading.



  4. Northern Voter says:

    I see that that the nay sayers are predicting a shortage of booze for the upcoming holiday period. I shall be coming across from France next week, legally I might add via P&O ferries, if anyone would like anything bringing over give me a bell.


    • StewGreen says:

      Yes if only booze had something in it
      that gave it a long shelf-life .


    • brexiteerkent says:

      You are joking I hope. We need to avoid buying French products, booze, cars, Eurostar etc and not be going over and supporting thier businesses ! The Harwich Hoek of Holland ferries used to be nice, not been since lockdown though. Buy Dutch duty free or German booze instead ! .. Or are they in lockdown ?!


      • Scroblene says:

        Aaaah, for the days of the old Travel Club in Dover!

        £6 for a car crossing for a day… Perardel, Les Caves, and a near-broken axle on the way home was the norm!

        And 1664 was the white one which really was good beer back then…

        Haven’t had a passport for twelve years, and drinks are now almost as cheap in Tesco a few miles away, and they stock plenty of New Zealand and Australian wines …


  5. Nibor says:

    It’s almost as though we we can only know how badly we are served by our Powers That Be by what the French are saying .

    They say we entice the illegal immigrants to our nation because we are so soft on them when they arrive .
    They say we don’t deport them .
    They say deport them straight back to their home countries so that the deportees tell their countrymen it’s not worth the journey .
    They say Boris Johnson isn’t serious about this problem .
    Check check .


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      I agree Nibor, it comes to something when we must rely on the French to point out our (complete obvious to most of us) failings in this regard.


  6. Sluff says:

    The right-on woke leftoid BBC now use quiz questions to advance their favourite causes and narratives.
    And how nice it is to see when they get egg all over their reprehensible face.

    On ‘Pointless’, BBC1 at 1715 there was a picture question involving naming five female actresses named Jodie.

    One was needless to say BAME. She had very short dyed grey hair. No-one knew who she was, nor did they even after the name was given out.



    • pugnazious says:

      Ah….the BBC proves its point…Black people are ignored, marginalised and disenfranchised….hence we need to put blackface on everything to make up.


  7. Sluff says:

    The BBC feature the first named person killed on the recent cross channel ferry.

    Her picture shows a bright, well-groomed, well-dressed person in a park in Germany earlier in the month.
    So what the hell did she want to kill herself for?

    I don’t remember Germany being a hell hole.
    And of course the BBC have no questions to ask..

    It gets worse. Over in Calais the BBC interview a ‘young man’ as to whether the deaths deter him from wanting to escape from France to Britain. The answer was no.

    But as to his motivation, again the BBC mysteriously had no questions at all. Presumably they feared the answers would embarrass the BBC wokeland position.

    Pathetic journalism. And yours for £4 bn a year.


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      It’s tragic to have a name and a face for someone who died in this way, and yes, she looks like a pleasant young woman, and not at all like many of the angry, young (male) thugs usually filmed hopping off dinghies.

      I blame our government for not doing enough (do they do anything towards it at all?) to deter these Channel crossings, and to a somewhat lesser degree, the French for not doing more to physically stop them.

      If the blame lies anywhere it lies with Bungling Boris, his sidekick, Pretty Useless, and the likes of the BBC and ‘bleeding heart liberals’ for protesting angrily every time any suggestion of providing less encouragement to ‘migrate’ here is mentioned.


  8. Nibor says:

    Christmas is coming the geese are getting fat .
    The BBC threatogram will be in a red envelope as it lands upon your mat .


  9. StewGreen says:

    BBC dinghy divers campaign page
    the changes between the 2020 version and 2021 version
    (yes I can’t spell dinghy)


  10. taffman says:

    “Channel migrants: Johnson under pressure to reduce small boat crossings”

    When the Tories got into power with a massive majority in 2019 they looked good for Great Britain and promised a new Churchill, but we got Peppa the Pig.
    We were also promised control of our borders, but we got invaded .
    We should have stood shoulder to shoulder with The Brexit Party and UKIP. Dare I say it. “lessons to be learned “?
    I detect a lot of raging anger in the country this evening .
    Over to you Tory posters and supporters , what will you be promising to do about Al Beeb?……………….


    • brexiteerkent says:

      Taff… ‘Raging anger’ yet the media portrays love and peace and ‘ refugees welcome’ marches .. Successfully controlling the narrative. Waiting for the un brainwashed at school older people to die off which we will do soon..I fear all is lost.
      The right also can’t seem to organise themselves e.g. for marches like the left can. All part of the grand plan of course.


      • Scroblene says:

        “The right also can’t seem to organise themselves e.g. for marches like the left can. All part of the grand plan of course.”

        I guess that it’s mainly the lefties in crap jobs, public services etc., who do the marching, moaning and ‘protesting’ (with a few exceptions like the insulate mob), while normal citizens on the vague right are working their socks off to make a living and bring up their kids properly!

        There’s a bunch of silly-minded people in Dover or Folkestone, who go out of their way to ‘welcome’ the illegals, and it looks as though they’re encouraged by the Kent Messenger or similar!


  11. pugnazious says:

    The BBC/Government/Establishment are hyping the mutation from South Africa….ramping up the fear and concern….even though we are told there is as yet no proven link between this mutation and a rise in cases in South Africa, there is no idea of how transmissable it is nor how bad any infection would be.

    The BBC were immediately using it to try and back up their own pet project…to stop vaccinating here and to send vaccines instead to developing countries….5 Live presenter suggesting that the reason we had a mutation in South Africa[never mind they happen everywhere] was because so many South Africans hadn’t been vaccinated and thus allowed the virus to spread and mutate.

    Unfortunately the facts[given by a South African prof, Director of their Centre of Epidemiology] show that the daily infection rate is around 300 whilst in the UK it is about 50,000…so, er, just how do the vaccines stop infection?…this also lays to rest all those arguments about people having to be jabbed in order to stop infection….double jabbed people are just as likely, as the BBCitself has told us, to become infected and to transmit it onward.

    The BBC is lying to us to suit its own agenda on sending vaccines to poorer countries….Africa has barely been effected by covid…and yet…..

    One reason for the ramping up of the fear is the government et al see the protests building around the world against the draconian imposition of lockdowns…they need to scare you again….the good Professor Whitty proves this point today as he tells us the government needs to ‘take the people with it’…..and fear is the key…..

    ‘Prof Whitty told a panel discussion hosted by the Local Government Association: “My greatest worry at the moment is that people… if we need to do something more muscular at some point, whether it’s for the current new variant or at some later stage, can we still take people with us?”

    But he added that, despite previous restrictions being “very destructive” to society and the economy, the public had shown an “extraordinary” ability to “just accept that there are things we collectively have to do to protect one another and do collectively”.’


    • africamike says:

      Indeed it takes some significant mental gymnastics to understand the rational behind the Government’s decision to effectively ban travel from SA. It is unknown whether the new variant (which has been given a very James Bond baddie name to scare the living crap out of us) is more transmissible, more ‘deadly’ or mitigated by current vaccines, so just in case, we’ll make SA a no-go zone. But there are always going to be new variants, and nobody will ever know how serious they are until they spread. The logical thing to do is to allow people to protect themselves as they see fit. Either by becoming a hermit, getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, or trusting their own immunity. I want my life back please.


    • Banania says:

      Muscular? The man is mad.


  12. Nibor says:

    Migrant lottery December 2021 ,

    All you have to do is select a date ( say December 5 ) and say how many illegal immigrants are going to cross the channel that day . Your number is put in the pot and the nearest to the actual figure wins the pot .

    To add to the odds , you can predict how many woman and children will be broadcast on the BBC for sympathy, and a trifecta bet is if they use the footage for the next three days .

    Why not try the ITV Scoop 6 , BBC style in how many organisations the BBC interview that tell us that we are to blame for not allowing the illegal immigrants to come her via a safer route ?

    If you want a safe bet but at low odds , there’s 100 to 1 on that Mark Preston of the BBC tells us that other countries take in more migrants. That’s you bet £ 100 to win £1 . Bets void if the news is he’s run over by a bus . Or murdered in a taxi bombing .
    There’s also the betting on the numbers of illegals deported this year . Bet the whole lot are and the odds given to you exceed atoms in the universe , but there are more sensible bets ; 5 , 8 ,11 .

    A favourite of the pro immigration lobby is the Dual Forecast , which is how many leave our shores to how many arriving, as though that is a comfort . As it’s based on government figures it can’t be certified.

    You could have a flutter on when the BBC blames Brexit for the invasion . It’s odds on again but double it up on them mentioning the Dublin Agreement. Triple it up when a BBC guest puts it down to politicking.

    But if you have just £1 to spare I give you 100 to 1 that the full costs of this illegal activity is openly shown in public .


    • Charlie Farley says:

      Along the same lines hòw about Migrant fishing trips out of Ramsgate . The more you catch and return to France the more points you earn….more points meen more prizes ! . Points deducted for any rubbish left behind and a bonus for bringing any Dinghys back for destruction…….can’t see the BBBC wanting to turn it into a series Game Show though ! !
      Really think there should be a D Day reenactment with the Royal Navy shelling the French coast……what’s happened to our once Great Britain ?


  13. pugnazious says:

    The BBC allowed some arts reviewer on to slag off Brian May because he objected to an awards ceremony dumping genders…..apparently he was a nasty old man who should get with the modern world.

    So two points….one, erm, don’t trans-women actually want to be called women? Thus removing genders actually says to them that they are not considered women.

    Second….trans-genders demand respect for their chosen pronoun…where’s the respect for normal people’s definitions such as ‘man’ and woman’?


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      It’s all about Non-binaries these days. These are fuckwits like Sam Smith who don’t know what they are.


  14. pugnazious says:

    Oh the irony…..when the Right topple statues and indulge in cancel culture suddenly it’s an issue for the BBC….Brazil and Bolsonaro of course….

    ‘ the sculpture is also a symbol of “resistance to far-right attacks on education”. ‘

    You might read the title and think wow, hold on…the BBC criticising cancel culture!?….lol….

    Cambridge sculpture makes a stand on culture wars

    ‘Decades after Freire was imprisoned during Brazil’s military dictatorship, his teaching is under attack again in Brazil.

    Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has even threatened to “enter the education ministry with a flamethrower” to remove every trace of his teaching.

    “In Brazil, our current situation is very, very difficult,” Alex Trindade, one of the Brazilian students who came up with the idea of the sculpture, says.

    “Bolsonaro is attacking everything related to public universities, Freire’s ideas.

    “The idea is to not… allow professors or teachers or schools to discuss politics or gender or anything that is connected, that gives a way for people to develop their own ideas.”‘

    Oh the irony….the BBC isn’t interested in the Left’s dangerous axis with the Black extremists/terrorists as they destroy education, destroy politics, destroy free-speech, destroy free-thought and destroy our culture and society…but now…suddenly it’s an issue….lol.



  15. pugnazious says:

    The BBC often expresses shock and outrage at the very idea of conversion therapy for gays….however they are quite happy to push trangender therapy and conversion to another gender….the BBC happy to push this extremism to very young children.

    Hmmmm….seems the transgender lobby is also a bit confused….Guido notes a bit of trouble north of the border as the SNP’s Joanna Cherry gets some transgender flack for backing conversion therapy…to turn transgenders back to their birth sex…

    ‘“We must not make it a criminal offence for therapists to try to help patients with gender dysphoria to feel comfortable in their birth sex.”’

    This is transphobia apparently….though I might suggest it is probably the right approach…transgender people are likely suffering mental health issues rather than a genuine wish to change gender…not helped by th BBC telling them they are whatever they feel they are and should change gender.

    So let’s get this right…conversion therapy to degay gays is wrong, conversion therapy to detrans transgenders is wrong but conversion therapy to push the idea you are the wrong sex and to thus change gender is OK?

    As always the BBC adopts a line that suits its agenda and changes it to suit…transpropagandists.


    • JohnC says:

      I am absolutely 100% certain that the BBC would support conversion therapy for right-thinking people to be ‘taught’ to be left-thinking people. They are actively trying to do that themselves.

      Their ideological brothers have tried to do it many times throughout history. Usually developing into the ‘removal’ of those who do not conform.

      I’ve learned that the Human race cannot learn from history and is doomed to repeat it again and again. The lessons only last a couple of generations before they are forgotten.


      • Zelazek says:


        Regarding not learning from history –

        I have had to become quite old before I understood the lessons of history. And you can’t really understand history unless you understand people, which takes a lifetime of experience. Perhaps the biggest lesson of history in my view is that the idealism that so beguiles the young is actually an insidious thing that can lead to absurdities and even monstrous crimes. Realism and the lowering of expectations come with age but those things seem dull and unglamorous to the young. They want to live in Utopia.

        In the past, societies generally recognised that wisdom came with age and they respected their elders and worshipped their ancestors.

        But today older people’s opinions are written off with a variety of insulting terms – “irrelevant”, “racist”, “outdated”, “stuck in the 1970s”, etc.. Although oldies have a huge repository of experience and wisdom, the young are not interested in hearing it. The lessons of history are there to be learned but they are ignored.

        Instead, wisdom is presumed to be found only in the mouths of babes, in the opinions of the young. Greta Thunberg is the prime example of this.


        • JohnC says:

          I absolutely agree Zelazek.

          And the lesson of why older people voted for Brexit is absolutely lost on the young. Who will need a lifetime of experience to learn just how wrong they are.


  16. Zephir says:

    PLATELL’S PEOPLE: How the BBC’s golden boy Amol Rajan conned me into royal hatchet job


    he;s the right colour therefore can do no wrong, job for life like so many BAMES

    Fast tracked up the ladder cos of his colour

    Welcome to racist Britain


    • StewGreen says:

      There is interesting given the Alastair Stewart show last night
      talked about the Amol Rajan royal expose prog

      Both Alastair Stewart and Brendan O’Neil praising Amol
      “Oh he is a fantastic journalist
      ..he actually started as an intern with us at Spiked”


    • Banania says:

      …he’s the right colour…


  17. Zephir says:

    Downfall of Britain’s WOKEST head: She makes £400k a year at a school loved by the rich but is leaving after a revolt by parents who said pupils are indoctrinated about ‘white privilege’ – as we reveal how a staff meeting sparked claims of anti-Semitism


    Racist Britain

    Details of what occurred at that meeting, which took place on November 3, are heavily disputed.

    But two written accounts passed to the Mail — at least one of which was seen by members of the board — suggest that the words ‘Nazi’, ‘swastika’ and ‘Hitler’ were used by members of Mrs Appleby’s staff during a heated conversation about the reaction of parents to the school’s efforts to educate children about race relations.


  18. Zephir says:

    The duplicity and lies of the left laid bare:

    Are there no depths to which they will not stoop?

    Flashback: Biden suggested Trump’s coronavirus travel ban was ‘xenophobic’
    The Biden administration restricted travel from several African countries on Friday


    “We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus,” Biden tweeted as a presidential candidate last year the day after Trump imposed travel restrictions from several countries including China into the United States. “We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.”

    Biden also referred to Trump’s temporary immigration ban from certain African countries as a “disgrace.”

    Vice-President Kamala Harris also criticized Trump on that issue calling the move “Un-American.”


    • StewGreen says:

      Zephir Our liberal elite masters have a rule “It’s OK when we no it”

      Trump blocks flights = xenophobic fear-mongering

      Biden blocks flights = correct behaviour


  19. AsISeeIt says:

    The more coronaphobic your frontpage, the closer the top of the BBC online press review this morning.

    UK battling to hold back “Omicron”‘ (‘i’) – and as any spell of bad weather could tell you – once they’ve named you, then you’re twice as scary: ‘Storm Arwen batters Britain‘ (Express)

    Fear not, our national broadcaster may consider this Great Britain of ours no longer to be a “Land of Hope & Glory” – but at least our BBC do reckon we still have: ‘The windswept beaches of opportunity and fear‘ – for illegal migrants, of course. At the moment they arrive it’s all opportunity and better life. Once they’re here and settled in it is of course all a bit too racist for them.

    The ‘i’ put up the hue and cry: ‘Race against time as Test and Trace tries to find thousands of people who flew to Britain in past fortnight and may be inflicted with new varient of concern – named Omicron‘ – Test and Trace… some new comedy pairing? A couple of off beat cops in a TV show? Or are those the names of the two lady coppers they’re putting on the case?

    The excitment here puts me in mind of that movie The Fugitive (1993 version) when Tommy Lee Jones as the good ol’ boy Marshall declares to his gathered ad hoc posse of various sheriffs, deputies, state police and assorted law enforcement officers – with a Southern drawl:

    “All right, listen up, ladies and gentlemen, our fugitive has been on the run for ninety minutes. Average foot speed over uneven ground, barring injuries, is 4 miles per hour. That gives us a radius of six miles. What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area. Checkpoints go up at fifteen miles. Your fugitive’s name is Dr. Chris Whitty. Go get him.”

    Sorry, I got a bit carried away there at the end of the quote… :’Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said his “greatest worry” was whether people would accept new restrictions‘ (The Sun) – no doubt you’re gearing up to try it mate, so we’ll find out.

    The Mirror has a touch of the phobia but is fatalistic. Doubting the point of putting out the all points bulletin. Afterall, everything is in perpetual crisis since Labour aren’t in power: ‘Covid varient “already in the UK”… scientists last night feared the “worst ever” new Covid-19 varient is already in Britain‘ – now the flu presumably competes with the weather for a place in the Guiness Book of Records.

    Feminist joke: Two men down the pub. My man flu was worse than your man flu. Nonsense, my man flu was the worst ever!

    Red alert. Met issues “risk to life” storm warning‘ (Guardian) – I wonder, should the socialist utopia ever arrive, if we will still be such scaredy cat cringing nellies? Comrades! What shall we do this weekend, shut ourselves away safely in the cupboard under the stairs, or go out and work on the glorious Five Year Plan?

    The Telegraph way down the BBC press pile, notes the correlation between leftism and safetyism: ‘Madrid leader attacks Left-wing lockdowns

    The FT notes the financial consequence of the latest fashionable fear: ‘Stocks and oil prices slide in dash to safety from latest virus varient. ‘”Omicrom” strain worries WHO‘ – I can’t resist a touch of nostalgia for a time, not so very long ago, when I was a kid and when Who stood up to Daleks, Cybermen and other assorted would be earth invaders.

    I jest of course. Doctor Who is now a real girlie.

    The FT goes on: ‘All world index tumbles 2.3%. Travel and aviation hit‘ – but on the very same frontpage opines for us on: ‘The world’s best hotel bars

    Darling, I know it’s a bit off the baeten track and somewhat of a come down, but this Britannia Hotel, Solihull, has simply the most attentive wine waiter. They do say, since the place filled up with tea total migrant chaps, he’s at a bit of a lose end and awfully quick to uncork something nice from the cellars for the one or two paying guests.

    And finally…

    Our buddy Matt in the Telegraph draws a quick sketch and pens a funny line that could stand in for a thousand word critique of what we’ve come to. Some little lad in a daft outlandish bulbous costume informs his mum: “In the nativity play I’m a Covid varient


    • Up2snuff says:

      Brillian wunce again, AISI, despit the t pos. I really want a Black Friday Nectar multiplier of x100 to be applied to my like in the thumbs up box. Please, Fedup2. Pretty please.


  20. Zephir says:

    I have heard faint whispers from various sources about the two witches Hillary Clinton and Pelosi being considered by the Dems as they have such an idiot as president.

    Now if that smack in the face for the American people doesnt cause a civil war what will ?

    Even Fox News now:

    Biden-Harris dream team suddenly Dems’ worst nightmare after just 10 months
    Perhaps Hillary Clinton or John Kerry is available for one more political rodeo?

    If Biden has underwhelmed as president, his second-in-command has managed to fall even shorter of expectations. The latest polls show the American people viewing Vice President Kamala Harris less favorably than Biden, which is no small feat. Outside of family and paid advisers, even Democrats have a hard time envisioning Harris getting closer to the presidency than the 85 minutes she spent in charge when Biden was undergoing a medical procedure.

    Beyond that, the bench gets awfully thin awfully fast. The runner-up of the last two contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is 80. His ideological soul mate, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has the opposite problem. She is only 32, although she technically would meet the constitutionally-mandated age requirement by Inauguration Day 2024.



  21. Right Angle says:

    The Britain Bashing Corporation gets a rebuke from MP Michael Fabricant:


    “On Thursday, the Prime Minister published a letter calling on the French to take back migrants who cross the English Channel to discourage others from making the perilous journey.”

    “The MP for Lichfield criticised the BBC over its coverage and claimed that it failed to include accusations the French “lacked diplomacy”.

    “He tweeted: “And look how @BBCNews handles this!

    “Starts with the premise, #Boris is wrong according to the presenter, then Macron quote, then #Labour Shadow!

    “What balanced approach is this?””

    His post naturally attracted lots of comments, including this reply:

    “When was the last time the BBC actually and unreservedly supported British interests?

    “It was unguarded in its reporting as far back as the Falklands War.

    “Its claim to be the national public service broadcaster has rung very hollow for years. Very well then; just defund it.””

    Talking about defunding, I am not sure if this has already been posted in an earlier thread:


    “A major campaign for a national referendum on whether to axe the BBC is set to launch in early 2022.” (Hurray!)

    “There are also concerns over the way the BBC dropped its pledge to continue the free licence fee for all over-75s and pursued non-payers aggressively.

    Between 2015 and 2018 91 people, disproportionately women from low income families, were also jailed for non-payment.”

    “The influential Common Sense Group with more than 50 Conservative MPs is shortly expected to publish a book of policy ideas including scrapping the licence fee and breaking up the BBC.”

    As has been asked many a time, “Whither the BBC?” (I nearly typed “Wither” instead!)


  22. Zephir says:

    Biden lies again, but what scrutiny do ours get ?

    Despite Biden vow, Afghanistan evacuees admitted to US underwent almost no vetting after interviews: report
    President Biden promised last August that Afghan evacuees would undergo ‘thorough scrutiny’

    “We’ve left Americans and visa holders and [Special Immigrants Visa] holders and permanent residents and former employees of the embassy back in Afghanistan and we pulled out 73,000 that we really had no basis for pulling out.”

    “If someone from Afghanistan were to present themselves at our southern border, which in and of itself is a disaster, they would be flagged for further follow-up and have an interview. Unfortunately, in this new system that they set up specifically for this population, the majority of these folks did not get any sort of in-person interview.”



  23. Zephir says:

    Vetting of immigrants:

    “We have to be right 100% of the time. The bad guys only have to be right 1% of the time.”
    — Robert Charles, former Bush administration official


  24. vlad says:

    In a cutting edge article in the Mail, the acutely perceptive Andrew Neil has noticed that, under the leftie Dems, America is going to hell, that Biden is senile, useless and unpopular, and Kamala even more so.

    Funny that, we here could have told him all that years ago.

    Or, in Orange Man’s prophetic words: “Everything woke turns to shit”.

    (That’s the same Trump that Neil never failed to sneer at and denigrate. I hope you’re happy with the alternative, Andrew. You and your like helped put him in power. )


  25. Guest Who says:

    BBC Shire radio tried to get a Labour French person, but…

    🎄LIGHTS ON! The Hollywood actress Miriam Margoyles has switched on the lights in Hay on Wye tonight. She’s appearing at the Hay Winter Weekend Hay Festival


  26. Guest Who says:

    And another sleb sets Twitter afire…


    • Docmarooned says:

      Utter crap and nonsense from the worlds most biased!


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      Published 31 May (BBC)
      – Large population growth China currently has 1.4 billion people at present.

      China’s Monster Three Gorges Dam Is About To Slow The Rotation Of The Earth
      Cutler Cleveland , The Energy Watch Jun 18, 2010, 2:23 PM (Business Insider)
      – Rotation of the Earth can change weather patterns and climate.

      China is the largest developing country in the world. China is still considered a developing country based on the criteria of the World Bank and the United Nations. (World Atlas)
      – Thus China can get cheap loans and be exempt from impositions put on developed countries.

      China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country, its television and radio regulator announced on Thursday. 12 February (BBC)
      – I guess you if you cannot report on a Country then it can do no wrong.

      Did you know about the above and if not then what are you opinions on them and their impact on the World?

      Yours sincerely,
      Mr H



  27. Guest Who says:

    Just watched Russell Brand predict the end of the MSM.

    No wonder the BBC is giving airtime to Labour Francophiles and desperate Telegraph columnists.

    The will be last, but the bbc will soon succumb…


  28. Guest Who says:

    In which the apology for a broadcaster finds something to apologise for.



  29. StewGreen says:

    Andrew Lawrence and his two World Cup penalty jokes on Twitter


    • Fedup2 says:

      Very much a voice in the wilderness – and now an unemployable one – unless he coloured up of course . Is that racist ? Hell who cares ? I prejudge every one irrespective of shade .

      Those penalty misses did make me laugh though … but we won’t be seeing them in the ‘end of year ‘ reviews …


  30. Guest Who says:

    Dick looks very BBC.


    Maybe they should get a McLean back in?


  31. Up2snuff says:

    FRAMING TOADY Watch – #1 – how to diagnose the BBC World’s mental ill-health

    It was back on FRAMING TOADY to the BBC Food & Farming Awards and the award won by …. Waitrose. Yayyy! Delight all round, especially from Waitrose. Surprise, surprise.

    Dr Snuffy (I’m not a real Doc, just humour me for a while) has diagnosed that the BBC World is seriously mentally ill. In fact the World has reached the point where a Court Order for Sectioning under the Mental Health Act should be obtained urgently for the BBC World so that treatment can be started. The award given to Waitrose is that they have developed an app to check on the emotional wellbeing of farm animals – yes, honestly – that their supplying farmers will be making available to Waitrose in future.

    I wonder whether this is the causational effect on the BBC World of various Lockdowns due to the Pandemic? It may be. The BBC and its World has become certifiably insane.

    I have to take the risk of revealing some personal information here. I have some farming ancestry in my background. It is recent enough to have known the previous generations and uncles and cousins involved in and leaving the industry. Let me make it clear here that any farmer worth his feed (and income!) cares deeply for his animals and does not mistreat them.

    I also cannot help but wonder what this Waitrose ‘app’ will involve. Cows, sheep, goats, geese, chickens, turkeys all having to fill in questionnaires about their ‘wellbeing’ on their personal smartphones. I wonder if Matt, the cartoonist is doing one on this subject right now?


  32. dafydd says:

    BBC this morning banging on about the ” SUPPOSED” racial abuse Rafiq said he suffered on a systematic basis at Yorkshire CC.

    Two wrongs don’t make it right but why has the BBC and other media outlets conveniently forgotten the foul abuse Rafiq used against the Jewish people.

    One major difference for me and that is Rafiq has made verbal alligations against Vaughn and others with no actual proof apart from being backed up by other ethnic players. Rafiq’s vile racism is written in tweets etc.

    As I said, two wrongs dont make it right but where’s the fairness..


    • Synchronised says:

      Radio 2 news on in the background and the doublespeak was inferring that Vaughn had apologised for his racist comments. Not directly saying that but if you were not paying attention that would be the general impression. What Vaughn said was that he was sorry for what Rafiq had been through which is at odds with what the beeb was inferring. The obvious message from our state propagandist is that they absolutely were correct in their decision to dump him.


      • dafydd says:


        I watch the interview on Breakfast TV and I no way did he apologised, he said that he was sorry for what he had been through at Yorkshire CC..

        Fu–ing BBC


  33. Fedup2 says:

    Some mornings I wake up early – I think sometimes it’s the overnight heavies on final approach to Heathrow – like the two which came in at 0630 today from jo berg – packed and maybe full of a nice new improved brand of Chinese virus .

    Do you not think – that if the new brand was as bad as project fear describes – these flights would never have taken off ?

    Or are we being sold lies again ? Or just plane incompetence – again ….

    Apparently those wanting get here from the rainbow nation are travellling by various indirect routes .

    Anyone wanna put a bet on where the first outbreak will be ..?


    • Up2snuff says:

      Madchester, Fed. Mayor Andy Burnham will be using it to: 1. demand more money for his Budget and Manchester from the Government (a.k.a. taxpayer), 2. that a nationwide lockdown and cancellation of Christmas be instituted immediately, 3. that mask wearing should be made compulsory for all people, everywhere, and, 4. that he should be Labour leader instead of the sucker currently in that post.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I think people of the right are lucky burnham isn’t labour leader . I know there is not much difference between those corrupt parties by the socialist wing would screw us whitees even more than the current lot .


  34. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – an advert that is almost acceptable on the BBC

    The advertisement was for the first programme in a new series of Nick Robinson’s ‘Political Thinking’ …
    …… but ….
    …… be warned, it was extremely mawkish. The advertisement is likely to be repeated on BBC RadioFlaw throughout today until the 5.30pm broadcast. The first interviewee in the new series is Sir Keir Starmer, the current underperforming leader of the underperforming Labour Party. The cycnic in me might think ‘A chance to shore up the position and career of the Labour leader.’

    I am tempted to listen this afternoon.

    I did however stop listening to the TOADY Prog after that advert. Was feeling like someone had stuck a finger down my throat to retrieve a political tract that they had misplaced. Eeeeeuuuuugghhhhhhhh !


  35. theisland says:

    This says “The B.1.1.529 variant was first reported to WHO from South Africa on 24 November 2021.”


    Typo from UNN in the latest tweet (they say 259 instead of 529) but the question remains valid.


  36. JimS says:

    Typical inversion of ‘the story’ by the BBC:

    Samira Ahmed: When a tragedy happens like in the past week with the 27 people who drowned in the Channel, it does create a huge emotional response from the public, and I wonder if it’s a challenge particularly at those moments for the BBC to get the terminology right in reporting such a story.

    If the story isn’t reported, (Biden’s Blunders, Rochdale Rapists etc) there is no ’emotional response’ from the public, The public’s response is engineered by by the BBC’s reporting.

    The BBC tells us that it is important to report the story of the individual. One can be sure that any individual is carefully chosen – you can bet they will find the only ‘Gay, handicapped, Black, Transgendered child in the village’.

    P.S. Samira, the ‘correct’ term in ‘non-resident Britons’, there are 7 billion of them!


  37. JohnC says:


    I’ve noticed how the Left cannot exist without nit-pick complaining on behalf of ‘victims’. They love it : it gives them a feeling of morale superiority and magnanimous compassion to people inferior to themselves.

    Take the new buzz-word ‘Omicron’ (capital O for increased effect) – meant to strike fear into our hearts and hence conform to whatever rules people like the BBC have decided we must – and the flight into Amsterdam.

    Heres what they considered to be important enough to put in the article:

    ‘New York Times correspondent Stephanie Nolen, who was on the flight, tweeted that the passengers were not even brought water while they remained on the plane.’

    ‘When they were eventually allowed to leave, some passengers shared photos of themselves clustered together in a room with little ventilation.’

    No twitter link to the photos though. I suspect I can guess the reason.

    Thank you again for all you have done for the world Africa. Only thing is that I can’t think of many good things off-hand.


  38. Halifax says:

    The BBC is racist.
    Its clear that the BBC is racist, a twelve year old girl stabbed to death in Toxteth by boys doesn’t even make the headlines. The BBC don’t report juvenile deaths of young BME boys and girls but seem to be all over the story if it involves white children, if that’s not racist then what is? BME children’s deaths not worth reporting on??

    Or ????


    • JohnC says:

      It seems that by a monumental act of hypocrisy and double standards, the BBC seem to think that discrimination against white people based on colour is not racist and discrimination against males on the basis of sex is not sexist.

      I’m still amazed at how they can just blatantly ignore those topics completely because they don’t fit with their left-wing agenda. Everything they pretend to stand for is built on lies.


    • brexiteerkent says:

      Just imagine if the killed 12 year old girl in Liverpool when the Christmas lights had been turned on had been black and had been stabbed by 4 white guys rather than what seems to be the other way around.. would it be on the news for 30 seconds .. Or 30 weeks !!

      ( though as usual in such cases a description of the wanted perpetrators seems lacking .. Did finally find a cctv picture released by police to confirm my suspicions after much googling ! ) .


      • JohnC says:

        The on-going story about the ‘Channel disaster’ (as the BBC have named it) answers that one.

        The ultimate victims : the BBC are wetting their panties at the mileage they can get out of this one. I expect they are hoping another one sinks as well in this storm for a virtue-signalling, fake-empathy double-whammy. The 12-year old girl shows clearly that they don’t care one bit about any actual death if the way it happened is inconvenient for the agenda.


    • Deborah says:

      I was about to post about this young girl’s murder. The BBC did report it because I saw it somewhere but somehow I just know the MSM are not telling us something. I understand the boys arrested were aged 14 – 18. When I hear a gang with that sort of age range I become more suspicious. In my day we only hung around with people at most a year difference in age. I don’t know whether the boys were black, or whether it was a terrorist attack or even that the arrested boys were white and from the poshest school in the area (we probably would be told if it was the last one). I realise we are not in the US and there is an ongoing investigation but it is amazing how differently some cases are reported.


  39. Fedup2 says:

    Halifax – hope you are well – once upon a time a 12 year old girl being stabbed to death in the street would have been the main news for days – now it – and so many others – barely register….
    Maybe just not ticking BBC boxes …


  40. tomo says:

    This imho makes a lot of sense ….

    The public sector blob in cahoots with the drooling berks in the media have a lot to answer for.


    • digg says:

      Yes and the awful thing is that the Public Sector Unions, supported by the MSM would appear to be untouchable.

      What might be possible is to launch a petition on the GOV website to demand an independent wide-ranging investigation into the actions of the Unions in driving the Government into introducing restrictions so that at least the pubic would no longer labour under the impression that it was all based on scientific and medical methods or that it was a result of considered Government level evaluation rather than partisan blackmail forced by the unions which is highly likely in my opinion.

      There must be a paper-trail which if uncovered would expose what was really happening.


    • Banania says:

      Fascinating! What was the motive of the NEU and others in promoting lockdowns, masks, etc.? Was it medical fears, or something political?


  41. theisland says:

    The latest from Tony Heller
    He includes part of the interview of Dr Malhotra by Alex Phillips on GB news (on 25 November) here about a new report showing an increase in risk of heart attack following the mRNA COVID vaccine.
    Tony Heller was suspended from Twitter and YouTube for reporting on the peer-reviewed paper.


  42. Guest Who says:


  43. JohnC says:

    ‘A top UK health official warned that vaccines would “almost certainly” be less effective against the new variant.’

    I almost laughed out loud at this one. Absolute classic BBC. Designed to scare you but says absolutely nothing. Right down to ‘almost certainly’ in quotes which makes it totally meaningless.


  44. MarkyMark says:

    ITV CEO Carolyn McCall said: “From plant-based recipes on ‘Daytime’ to putting electric vehicles on ‘Emmerdale,’ ITV is committed to using our reach and world-class talent to make the transition to a sustainable future relevant and accessible for our audiences. This pledge is a demonstration of how an industry can work together to create real change.”


    . . . . .

    Apple and Google named in US lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths

    Spinning blades may injure or kill aquatic species. A coastal barrage for tidal energy might upset an entire estuarial ecosystem. Mechanical devices also can leak lubricants and emit noises that make trouble for fish and aquatic mammals.11 Aug 2017


  45. MarkyMark says:

    “I want you white people in the audience to do something for me – I want you to go home and kill your racist Brexit-voting parents.”
    It is a a MYSTERY why Nish Kumar is the favourite comedian at the BBC!!!



    • JohnC says:

      Ahhh … back in the days of WW2, one lucky bomb would have freed us all from such nasty, hate-filled scum.


    • taffman says:

      The BBC don’t do comedy.
      The only joke is that they don’t know it.


  46. MarkyMark says:

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    It is understood that he is being held under immigration powers and an investigation is still ongoing.


  47. digg says:

    ASOS clothing appear to have taken the Black Friday theme rather too literally judging by the (unsolicited) email they sent to me..



  48. TheRebelUK says:

    Majid Nawaz on LBC just put me onto this. He’s talking about it on LBC now. Very important study published from one of the world’s most prestigious heart foundation’s. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/circ.144.suppl_1.10712
    Wonder why the BBC has chosen to ignore it?


    • theisland says:

      See my post above at 1.01pm – GBNews reported on this and Tony Heller was suspended from Twitter and YouTube for reporting it.

      Perhaps Ms Spring would care to counter the peer-reviewed Abstract with her superior medical knowledge?


      • TheRebelUK says:

        Thanks for that. Is it any wonder why some people are reluctant to get the jab when the mainstream media is deliberately censoring people who try to give us honest facts. All we want is the whole truth so we can each make our minds up instead of half truths. The BBC are one of the worst


  49. G says:

    As I understand it, this work relates to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines which work on mRNA not DNA like Astra Zeneca.


    • TheRebelUK says:

      G, if your right why isn’t the BBC reporting this important study? Millions in the UK have had the Pfizer vaccine and am sure they would want answers but BBC choosing to ignore things even though it’s a very important study. LBC had a senior cardiologist on explaining it all. I urge anyone that’s interesting to get the LBC app and catch up on Maajid Nawaz show from today. He’s the only decent presenter on LBC


  50. Guest Who says:

    Get them young.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “But it’s not all doom and gloom. There are already huge leaps forward being taken by people who really care about the future of their sport.”


      The World Cup Bid Evaluation report for Qatar contains a single sentence that is especially striking to a sports surface consultant like me; “All stadiums would have grass pitches”.

      Given that average daytime temperatures during the tournament are likely to be of the order of 35OC to 37OC, maintaining the quality of the grass pitches to the standard that FIFA, the players and, indeed, the rest of the world expects will prove to be a particular challenge for those responsible, even after the most innovative methods of cooling and shading have been employed throughout each stadium.

      One way or another, the Qatar pitches are going to have to accommodate substantial volumes of water being applied to them in order to meet the needs of the grass. That water cannot be allowed to affect adversely the playing quality of the surfaces. This suggests that an extremely free-draining rootzone (the material that the grass actually grows in) is utilised, and this generally means that the dominant component should be a relatively coarse and very uniform sand. The downside of this is that such rootzones are not able to retain very large volumes of water with which to sustain the grass.