324 Responses to Start the Week 6 December 2021

  1. taffman says:

    Readers and posters…………..We are led by a supine government which, in turn is led by virtue signallers .
    Has anyone noticed the ‘bit by bit’ chipping away of our, (that is Great Britain’s) culture and heritage? All being done under the Covid pandemic.
    What is more, the moves to make us assimilate with the foreign cultures of that have come in as immigrants seeking a better life, surely it should be the other way round?
    Great Britain and its people with its innovation and industrial revolution dragged the rest of the world out of the Dark Ages .
    Tory readers, voters and supporters please send this message to our so called Cultural Secretary , Al Beeb and Peppa the Pig .
    We need a proper leader before we enter another Dark Age


    • Doublethinker says:

      Taffy I agree with you and think that the sacking of Dom Cummings was a disaster and highlights that Boris doesn’t want to rock the liberal establishment boat. Indeed apart from Brexit he seems to be a fully signed up member of it!
      Cummings knew that the problem was that the Country is run by a liberal globalist elite regardless of who is actually in government. He wanted massive reform of the civil service and so they got rid of him. We voters could vote in a radical right of centre reformist government but if the liberal elite didn’t like their policies nothing would happen, every initiative that the elite didn’t agree with would be stymied.
      Unless and until that elite , the civil service , quangocrats , judiciary etc, is removed from power only leftist or globalist policies will be implemented. The rest will be sabotaged just as they are doing with Brexit.
      The best thing that ordinary folk can do is to practise civil disobedience and the best and easiest way to do that is to refuse to fund the propaganda organ of the liberal elite, the BBC.


      • G says:


        But the macro picture is quite interesting. All these politicos actions are tainted by the overwhelming desire to retain power, “For the Party”. Contrast the Democrats ‘flooding’ the US with voters they hope will be sympathetic to their Communism. In the UK, the Brexit type supporters are mainly elderly and many coming to the end of their lives. Like me. So, if we, Billy Bunter & Co, can gently push them over the edge to be replaced by Bliar University types (dumb and easily influenced), all well and good. Because that would be good for ‘diversity’ etc. So, where would you put the recently announced policy that the elderly will not be receiving GP annual checks on their health?


    • taffman says:

      Maybe , just maybe, Liz Truss has read that at the top of this page?
      Where has she been ? Now is the time for all of the readers and posters on this site to Push Back.
      Great Britain is Great!
      That’s why so many people want to come here to live , legally or illegally.


  2. JohnC says:

    Well, I feel a sense of honour and duty to make the first anti-BBC post:
    Trump social media firm says it has raised $1bn

    I really can’t be bothered to actually read BBC stories like this any more – but I did bother to search it and it contains 7 ‘but’s and 2 ‘however’s.

    edit: pipped again.


  3. taffman says:

    “Manchester Arena attack: Families ‘disgusted’ by memorial trespassing”
    “Ms Curry and Ms Brewster spent hours at the site, trying to guard the memorial on their own.”
    “No security guards were present and no one from the council appeared.”
    Where were the police?


  4. tomo says:

    Raheem is the wrong sort of Asian person


  5. Nibor says:

    I`ll be having nothing to do with the BBC over the next few days .

    But that doesn`t mean the BBC wont be trying to get into my life . It will be a threatogram , probably in a bright envelope as we get near Christmas .
    The Threatogram will be full of half truths and omissions .

    So basically the only contact between me and the BBC will be them lying to take money under false pretences .


  6. BRISSLES says:

    My only foray into BBC territory these days, is the occasional dip into BBC4 – like tonight for the John Wilson Orchestra playing ‘Broadway’ at the Proms (albeit recorded a few years ago). Utter bliss.


  7. Deborah says:

    Brissles asked me a question on the last thread about violence towards Jews in London. In general I am more concerned with antiSemitic Muslims than the Left snowflakes. The latter tend to go to their keyboard or melt at the word boo. However, I have known a five foot nothing American girl at a university harassed by white leftie students by name calling outside her room, but nothing physical. But the bus incident on Oxford Street shows the sort of people who cause the greatest concern. They were children on the bus.
    They had gone on a bus to go into London to celebrate Chanukah which is the Festival of Lights. Presumably they had gone to see the Christmas lights but being Jewish were not going to call them such. I haven’t heard what sparked the incident that resulted in them having to get back on the bus, but they were described as young so I guess they weren’t causing violence to the passers by.


    • Doublethinker says:

      I have a relative in his forties who is what could be termed a mature snowflake and adopts most fashionable Guardian inspired causes. For instance he supports Palestine and of course we often disagree about that. His knowledge about any of his fashionable causes is superficial , one flake deep at most. A couple of years ago he was driving to Manchester and passed one of the Jewish schools there and later asked me why were there armed police stood outside the gates!
      Snowflakes are in their profound ignorance easily converted into something more dangerous.


  8. Zephir says:

    They were victims, which the bbc seems to be doing their level best to challenge, in their perverse world only muslims are victims, when torching churches and burning blasphmers etc

    bbc Correction 3rd December: During the editing process a line was added to this article reporting that racial slurs about Muslims could be heard inside the bus. This line has been amended to make clear that “a slur about Muslims” could be heard.

    so thats ok then, when attacked by muslims en mass, celebrating the mass genocide of your relatives during the holocaust, IN THE MIDDLE OF LONDON dont say a bad word, the bbc will be all over you



    • Guest Who says:

      Seems to have inspired the ground floor cubicle gardens of W1A to a major effort.


  9. Zephir says:

    Anyone know where you can get an application form for Mossad ? seems the only people that recognise who are the real threats to civilisation, certainly not the bbc, police or uk government


  10. Zephir says:

    Shocking attack as woman punched unconscious in ‘Coronavirus rage’ racist incident

    Police have launched an investigation as Meera Solanki was attacked after she stepped in when Chinese friend was told: “Take your f***ing coronavirus back home!”

    “There were a group of Asian men inside the venue – one of them kept coming up to me and harassing me. He seemed to have a problem with me being an Indian girl with a multi racial group of friends.



  11. Zephir says:

    Trans woman stabbed in horrific Birmingham attack, say police

    The “shocking transphobic attack” was carried out in Birmingham city centre last year, West Midlands Police said.

    Nazir Mohammed, 22, of Newbold Croft, Nechells, admitted wounding with intent and was given a hospital order at a Birmingham Crown Court hearing.



    • StewGreen says:

      That is dated Sept 28th
      but I see it has no photo of the perp Nazir Mohammed, 22
      instead BBCnews used a photo of the court building.


  12. JohnC says:

    Outrageous scaremongering from the BBC:

    ‘Sarah Gilbert: Next pandemic could be more lethal than Covid’

    ‘She also warned vaccines could be less effective against the Omicron variant.’

    It contains no less than 11 ‘could’s.

    The article is all about more funding. They can see the end is on the horizon. COVID is the new climate change.


    • Guest Who says:

      Without ‘could’, the bbc would not function as a news medium.


      • JohnC says:

        Absolutely : ‘could’ is a fact-checker proof lie enabler which is why the BBC use it a lot.


        • Guest Who says:

          Actually, add ‘warning’ to the lexicon*..

          Moaning Emole:

          “Next pandemic could be more lethal – jab creator

          “The advances we have made, and the knowledge we have gained, must not be lost,” says one of the creators of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, as she warns the next pandemic could be more lethal.“

          *2 coulds for good measure.


      • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

        Don’t forget the ever reliable ‘may’


    • digg says:

      Yes, the BBC interviewed a “Prof” from the University of east Anglia and fed him scary scenarios. His entire answers were studded with “possible” and “probable” and “maybes”. He obviously had no real idea and was using the obvious hmm…. herrr…. tactic that “Profs” use when bereft of facts.

      Just scare-mongering by the BBC


    • Doublethinker says:

      In France Eric Zemmour addressed an election rally and put forward his policies for the reconquest of France to save it from Islamisation. He is being attacked by an apoplectic MSM but that is par for the course if you attempt to start to retrieve the dire situation that decades of looney liberal immigration and multicultural policies have created.
      As Douglas Murray puts it ‘ The Strange Death of Europe ‘. Given Douglas’s dislike of President Trump I wonder what his view on Zemmour is? Even though Zemmour is proposing the logical push back that his book dictates perhaps ,as with a Trump , Douglas May find Zemmour a bit much. But Douglas saving Europe from its own funeral pyre isn’t going to be pretty! Things have gone far to far for it to be a pleasant process.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I “could” snog Kylie Minogue under the mistletoe, but it’s not the way to bet.


      • Banania says:

        I heard an American father say to his small daughter, in answer to a question: “You can, but you’re not going to”.


  13. Guest Who says:

    Stew kindly shared a tweet from Mike Wendling, which was tricky to read.

    Mike seems to be in the news, making it as much as he makes it up, a fair bit.


    One day Mike might find a light shine upon him by people who he can’t distance himself from.


  14. Guest Who says:

    Like he cares.


    • MarkyMark says:


      Complaint Summary: ‘Shocking’ levels of denial remain-from 2000 folk

      Full Complaint:

      Dear Winston Smith at the BBC Complaints Department who is paid a salary whilst others are prosecuted for not paying your salary even though they don’t want to hear what you say,

      I listened to Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 and he kept saying there were high levels of Holocaust denial (5%)… but not once (whilst I listened) did he say that the poll was from 2000 people and not once did he say (whilst I listened) what the raw data showed. I really am shocked Winston that you let this NewsSpeak through, could the BBC not have done another POLL to verify the results? You have £3.5 billion at your disposal and all Jeremy Vine can do is scare people. The link on the website does not link to the original data .. “Holocaust Memorial Day: ‘Shocking’ levels of denial remain” {27jan2019} https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47015184 “WE RELEASE RESEARCH TO MARK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2019” https://www.hmd.org.uk/news/we-release-research-to-mark-holocaust-memorial-day-2019/ Using an online methodology, we surveyed 2,006 nationally representative UK adults aged 16+. The respondents were randomly selected from an online market research access panel. Quotas were set to ensure the overall responses are representative of ONS UK population data based on age, gender and region. Given the sample size and the percentage of respondents who expressed this view, the Confidence Interval is +/-0.95% for a Confidence Level of 95%. Here are some words from Orwell’s resignation letter . “I am tendering my resignation because for some time past I have been conscious that I was wasting my own time and the public money on doing work that produces no result.
      I believe that in the present political situation the broadcasting of British propaganda to India is an almost hopeless task. Whether these broadcasts should be continued at all is for others to judge, but I myself prefer not to spend my time on them when I could be occupying myself with journalism which does produce some measureable effect.”


      Thank you again for contacting us,

      BBC Complaints Team



  15. digg says:

    Conservative Policing Commissioner appears on BBC Breakfast, so Sally Nugget is tasked by her boss to go after Boris on behalf of their Labour task-masters.

    Sir Kit (I think) hinted that he would be surprised if there was not a small element of recreational drug use in The House of Commons. Being composed of thousands of people (On all sides of Parliament!).

    So Nugget went for the obvious and rather stupid lefty unhinged attack.

    “So you wouldn’t support a police investigation into Drug Use at Number 10?”

    BBC line written all over it, just get the right amount of dung into a false and malicious near-accusation and hope that gullible public will take the BBC as gospel and give the idea traction.

    They stink to high heaven.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Nugget had a rabid lefty producer feeding her the words to use as she spoke!


  16. AsISeeIt says:

    This morning the BBC news online is in no doubt which national newspaper headline they prefer to echo almost word for word as their top story.

    Next virus could be more lethal, warns scientist behind vaccine‘ (Guardian)

    BBC: ‘Next pandemic could be more lethal than Covid… one of the creators of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has warned

    I think the BBC actually upped the stakes by a notch or two with their automatic assumption that the next virus will inevitably be promoted to pandemic status. Like we know it’s going to be, afterall.

    I’m reminded of that familiar Marks and Spencer ad campaign – This is not just food, this is M&S food.

    This next one is not just a virus, it is a pandemic virus.

    Anyway, only our in-the-bubble BBC staff and a few assorted academic lefty types go to the trouble of reading the Guardian so… although the BBC news eagerly mirrors its headlines daily, just for appearances sake, the Daily Mirror will suffice as top placed title in the BBC press round up.

    Beware cost of Christmas‘ (Daily Mirror) – and I don’t suppose Alison Phillips the Mirror’s first female editor, mind you – who once appeared on BBC Question Time where she declared Brexit negotiations had made Britain “a global laughing stock” – is at all concerned here about the hard-earned working class family budget being blown on over-priced prezzies and parties.

    Oh no, despite her: ‘… column often covers working-class family issues from a broadly left-wing perspective‘ (thank you, Wiki) the bugbear and beef with Christmas for our Alison and her ilk is of course: ‘Expert urges caution amid fear celebrations could force new curbs

    Nicely put. In other words – do as we tell you, or else we’ll have to force you… to do as we tell you. Because… experts.

    Baubles to that.

    The Gruan plays a bit dangerously, given its readership: ‘Middle-class drug users could face losing their passports or driving licences…

    That’s true. One does often tend to forget where one left one’s stuff, especially when one’s been well-stoned.

    However, one doesn’t properly apprehend. Seems our authorities are becoming rather enamoured – dare one say addicted – to the Chinese Communist system of social credits as a means of control.

    …part of a 10-year strategy to be revealed by Boris Johnson’s government today

    I think in fact although our middle-classes lately profess a new puritanism, what the Gruan is up to here is actually stirring them to opposition. Of course the supposed leak is Boris testing the water on this peculiar reationary notion and the fact of the matter will be watered down somewhat.

    One has to think like a three dimentional chess master to read and to understand the papers properly these days.

    Quite how the cops would assess what precise social class druggies fall into could be an amusing excercise in speculation.

    Excuse me sir, we’ve stopped you for suspected drug use and may confiscate your licence – if you score higher than social class C1. Is this your own Ford Mondeo? Hmmmm…. Would you mind stepping out of the car and reciting a Shakespearean sonnet for me? If you refuse I’m going to have to administer an alcohol test. Now, take a good long sip of this glass of Beaujolais… in your own time, sir, how would say it differs from a Pinot Noir?

    Blues Sunday. Chelsea beat Arsenal in the FA Cup‘ (Guardian) – not really, it’s just women’s footie.

    Catastrophism is the order of the day at the giveaway Metro: ‘Another mega storm due to hit UK tomorrow 11 days after Arwen

    And as: ‘GPs told to drop routine over-75s health checks…’ (Telegraph 3 days ago) – presumably to save the NHS?

    So now the Daily Star has: ‘Government: Year old crimes don’t need to be probed… Justice Secretary Dominic Raab says crimes committed a year ago don’t need to be investigated. And yes he is the actual Justice Secretary‘ – this time and effort-saving wheeze designed, we assume, to save the police?

    Remember folks – three years to flatten the population


  17. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – there’s no other way to describe the programme

    This morning the BBC are totally toady in the extreme, energising the excrement and throwing it at the Government. Mishal is delighting in it and Justin is also determined in his desire to join in.


  18. JohnC says:

    Wet Leg, Pink Pantheress and Central Cee make BBC Sound of 2022 list

    Here we have the BBC making their own awards again which they can manipulate to suit their agenda.

    ‘Women dominate BBC Radio 1’s Sound of 2022 list, which tips new music for success in the coming year.’

    ‘Eight of the 10 nominees are female – including pop provocateur Baby Queen and quirky indie band Wet Leg.’

    Of the 2 male entries, one – of course – is a black rapper.

    I never cease to be amazed at how these complete hypocrites can describe things like this as if they are something to be proud of – yet anything biased to whites and males is racist and sexist.

    ‘Diversity’ is not something to be celebrated. It means blatant, shameful racism. And they know it – which is why they don’t use the word ‘Equality’.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.” ~ Socrates


      • Northern Voter says:

        “Woman aviator who flies upside down is liable to have crack up” Me.


      • Banania says:

        Dr Johnson said, “Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.”


  19. MarkyMark says:

    Germany is to make Covid jabs mandatory.

    Tory MP David Davis: “Nuremberg guidelines say you can’t force someone to have a medical treatment. You certainly can’t force them to have it for someone else’s benefit. It’s wrong on every level.”



    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      I suspect they are more than ‘guidelines’


    • Up2snuff says:

      MM, once you introduce coercion to vaccination you start to make even more people wary of inoculation.

      The whole ‘anti-vaxx’ movement was created by Tony Blair’s stupid response to the MMR crisis.


    • Banania says:

      No accident that Von der Leyer is proposing that we forget the Nuremberg Code.


  20. MarkyMark says:

    BBC …

    3 Girls ….

    Jab Developer (female)
    Aung Sun arrested (female)
    Strictly (female)



  21. Guest Who says:

    The BBC… The Adjustment Bureau…


  22. Messenger says:

    As Classic FM was a no go for me at teatime yesterday I turned on Radio 3 instead to find them doing a revisionist and woke view of Tschaikovsky’s Nutcracker.

    “Think The Nutcracker is a super-saccharine classic for the feelgood season? Think again. But don’t let its dark undertones spoil your enjoyment of a balletic masterpiece”.

    Apparently it is disgracefully colonialist, and patronising towards other cultures, because the composer copied their music, and the choreographers portrayed the foreigners as stereotypes (conical Chinese hats, Russian boots etc). The dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy has its origins in the slave trade and sugar plantations…. At that point I turned it off.

    I don’t think this was a spoof!



    • MarkyMark says:

      Yet Voodoo …

      “Voodoo: A misunderstood religion”



    • JimS says:

      Everyone is a Fruit and Nutcase now!


    • G says:


      I find it increasingly difficult to listen to Classic FM. Only solution is to change times of listening. Seems whenever I turn on, there is a BBC employee (pensioner at least) telling me what music they are playing. And I do detest that Armstrong: the sort of bloke who will make you utter – ‘shut the f up will you’ if in his company. I cannot stand the babbling.

      Hate to say it but in the above circumstances, I regularly turn to BBC Radio 3.


      • Messenger says:

        Most of the women on Classic FM have the most peculiar up and down intonations, like Joyce Grenfell addressing a nursery school. Or they overdo the “this will be SO soothing” approach and then say 1 second after it’s finished “Wasn’t that simply LOVELY! ” Thank you, but I’ll decide on that for myself.

        Radio 3 is now adopting similar “breakfast TV chat “styles. The woman who currently introduces the 5pm programme has a really annoying giggle., finding everything she says herself really amusing. Nighttime music on 3 is now largely unlistenable for me. as I find most most if it is peculiar.

        Petroc Trelawany (early am) ,Donald McLeod (This Week’s Composer) and the Early Music programme are usually really worth listening to, presenting in normal RP voices. The now defunct Sunday afternoon programme called The Choir was great, excellent presenter, Sarah Mohr-Pietsch, so they stopped it.


    • StewGreen says:

      Nov 9th Video “‘Scottish Ballet’ blacklist the Nutcracker

      Dec 1 : Woke has irrevocably reached Europe:
      after many U.S. Ballets, the Berlin Ballet cancelled as well The Nutcracker
      claiming that many elements of the play, like Arabic or Chinese characters were originally portrayed in a “colonialist manner”
      and with “apparent racism”.


    • StewGreen says:

      Messenger, that R3 doco was a repeat from 2019


    • Banania says:

      Will the Mikado ever be staged again?


  23. Zephir says:


    • Deborah says:

      ELP, the best. Not sure where I would ever find them on the BBC.


      • Zephir says:

        I prefer the Enid, although prog has to be a “dirty secret” these days

        The Boat Race pub in Cambridge, those were the days

        Amongst many others:


        Under the Sun

        The Answering Machine


        Map of the World

        The Uninvited Guest

        Between You and Me


        Afraid of Sunlight


        The Great Escape


        Memory of Water

        Oasis Setlist
        at The Boat Race, Cambridge, England

        Tour: Definitely Maybe Tour

        Fade Away
        Digsy’s Dinner
        Live Forever
        Bring It on Down
        Up in the Sky
        Cigarettes & Alcohol
        I Am the Walrus

        Snow Patrol




        • micknotmike says:

          I saw the Enid more times than I can recall, around 1978. They used to play the 76 club in Burton-on-Trent one week, and there was a pub at the other end of the high street with a rock club upstairs, (Can’t remember the name) where they would be the following week. We had a band called “O”, the groundhogs, and an excellent set by Rare Bird, whose “Epic forest” still sounds mighty fine today. I remember being in the 76 club when a voice behind me said “‘Scuse me, blue” and a schoolkid with a guitar walked past. I remember thinking “AC/DC, suspect sort of name for a group”.
          ELP at Wembley empire pool, Yes at Stoke FC, with Alex Harvey supporting. What have todays kids got? Kenny bloody west.
          The ones I missed and regret deeply? Zeppelin, Genesis “Lamb lies down” ( Before they turned into the bee gees, but I did see them supporting Lindisfarne in 1972, Foxtrot/Nursery Cryme era).
          The biggest missed opportunity? The Allman brothers band at Knebworth 1974, my excuse is that I was only 16. Went twice, though, Pink Floyd 1975, Stones 1976.


          • Zephir says:

            Cherry Red !

            I am lucky enough to live close to Knebworth so saw Zeppelin, not at their finest but still a wonder to behold;

            I stongly recommend this as a tour de force

            a friend managed to get on the stage crew and was holding onto the scaffolding under the stage as they started playing, he said no one could hold on with the vibration, they had power

            I have the Stones 76 poster signed by Freddie Bannister on my wall as I write this,

            its a bit like love, (love, what I wanted to say would be too sexist nowadays) its not the ones you’ve had its the ones you’ve missed


            • Zephir says:

              My regret, on a visit to Knebwoth house there was a band sound checking we didn’t bother with them, turns out it was the Who hired by some hedgefund managers for a private concert


              • micknotmike says:

                Interesting you saying Led Zep had “power”. I think that you can explain that in two words :-
                “John Bonham”. R.I.P. He’s probably why thunder sounds louder than it used to.


          • Docmarooned says:

            I was at the Allmans gig. Fantastic day. Doobies, Van Morrison etc. Happy days. Complete lack of wokery.


            • micknotmike says:

              Much respect. I wonder how many of todays pop fans will be able to say, in 2068, “I was at that concert 47 years ago”? “In memory of elizabeth reed” has to be one of the finest. I prefer the “wipe the windows” version, although “filmore” ain’t far behind. The problem is that as soon as people say “Never heard of them” you have to mumble “top gear theme” to offer a clue. When we went interrailing we would put “In memory of elizabeth reed” on at the start of beans and sausage cooking. When it got to Butch and Jaimoes drum duel it was time to add the curry powder, then sit down to eat, usually finishing, after “southbound” in the middle of “Ramblin Man”.


          • Scroblene says:

            One of my biggest regrets is not being at Cranbrook School when Genesis did a show there back in the very early seventies! They were almost unknown then!

            A great chum was on the school ‘committee’ back then, and heard the whole setting up practice, presumably with songs from ‘Foxtrot’ or thereabouts!

            I don’t think they ever managed to perform ‘The Lamb’ in its entirety, but any attempt must have been fabulous!


  24. MarkyMark says:

    Germany offers asylum seekers up to €1,200 each to voluntarily return to their home countries
    Government budgets €40m for programme amid huge backlog in asylum claims

    Lizzie Dearden
    Friday 03 February 2017



  25. dafydd says:

    Yvette Cooper doing the rounds..

    Kay Burley chatting to Cooper and both banging on about Tories breaking lock down laws with regards to a supposed law breaking xmas party (wheres the proof) and banging on about democracy and how the Tories preach one thing and practice another…What..!!!!!!!!!!

    You really couldnt make this sh-t up. Two of the worse culprits one who broke the lock down laws when her and her mates went on a jolly and the other who for three years went against the will of the majority of the people by trying to stop Brexit…UNBELIEVABLE

    I thought the BBC were bad..ffs.


  26. Zephir says:

    If I was one of Boris’ minions I would be quite satisfied that this is the best the oposition could come up with

    they do sound rather desperate, can’t even win a by election

    and they have lost the plot with Blair’s “stuff the country full of immigrants and they will all vote for you”

    one : they all live together so you may win a couple of seats in London , Birmingham and Manchester but general elections do not work like that

    two: many are small business owners who will not appreciate high taxation to pay for Labours magic money tree


  27. Fedup2 says:

    If I remember ms copper balls represents a leave constituency and was one of those remain conspirators in the dirty last parliament – and that she almost got crushed in the last election as her red wall seat took revenge .

    Pity she wasn’t thrown out . Instead I would now put my 50p on her being the next labour leader …. Although she is an non human as the current one is . …


    • dafydd says:


      If it wasnt for the Brexit Party who stood in her area, she would have lost her seat..

      She really is a jaw dropping hypocrite


    • Banania says:

      I suppose she still might lose her seat at the next election, as she deserved to do at the last. One can but hope.


  28. Fedup2 says:

    I was listening to the footy commentary on the 5 live Sunday and they kept on interrupting it to talk about some girly thing at Wemberley . I wonder what the viewing figures were like …?


  29. Fedup2 says:

    I feel really sorry for all those Nigerian fraudsters who can’t get to Blighty now . I wonder what the preferred new route will be ?


    • Zephir says:

      Bob Servant is troubled. The economy is collapsing, his health is failing and around his hometown of Broughty Ferry, Bob is struggling to get the respect he deserves. Fortunately his email junk folder is bursting with offers of assistance from around the world. In these genuine emails, Bob Servant looks to the Internet’s worst con merchants and charlatans for answers to his many woes.


      Neil Forsyth had the genius idea to take one of the singularly most annoying aspect of modern life, (spam emails), and turn them into pure gold by doing a simple thing: replying to them.

      And again.

      And again.

      Forsyth takes on the persona of a (hopefully) imaginary, 60-something Scotsman called ‘Bob Servant’, complete with a gradually revealed back story, disturbing friends, and a very interesting world-view. Apparently all it takes to get a real person on the other end of an imaginary scam email is to be foolish enough to reply, and from then on it’s fun and games as ‘Bob’ manages to delay sending bank details just long enough to spin the most unlikely of stories which a parade of African Princes, Russian beauties and Nigerian lawyers have to go along with just in case the mark at the other end of the line is as stupid as he seems.

      The opening exchange was probably my favourite. Negotiations quickly degenerate from a deal for Bob to accept 25% of a $75m money transfer, to a request to “have my share in diamonds and gold,” to a desire to take delivery of four lions, (for “Frank the Plank’s Zoo”), causing me to snort unknown substances out of my nose when ‘Bob’ pushes the limits of surrealism by sending a list of questions:

      “Are they male or female?

      Are they in good physical condition?

      Do they talk?…”

      (‘Jack Thompson’s eventual reply caused further, even harder mystery snorting).

      International readers beware: there is quite a lot of British humour present, especially in the obscure 80’s celebrity names dropped, but to be fair I feel like there was probably a fair amount of comedy I missed due to not being from Dundee, Scottish home-town of both Neil and Bob. And I still loved it.

      At times, (especially in the almost as funny sequel ‘Why Me? the very important emails of bob servant‘), m6UFMagD2kOHi7Oy50E4SgQForsyth can get very meta, referring to scams, (“I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope she doesn’t get ill in such a way that would mean you’d have to ask me for a few quid…”), and these sly winks to the reader make the desperation of the scammers even more hilarious. Some get so insistent, distraught, and (worst of all) even understanding of Bob’s problems that you almost feel sorry for them.


      What kind of twisted mind does it take to send a scammer your phone number one number at a time, for fear of security breaches? Genius.

      I was more than a little surprised to find one of these books in Tony’s bookshop in the tiny tourist town I inhabited for six months recently in rural Guatemala. I was even more surprised when, showing it to my almost-landlord and local entrepreneur Simon, he informed me that the author was one of his closest childhood friends.

      If I didn’t know better, I would have presumed he was trying to scam me…


      • Zephir says:

        Bob’s Christmas Speech

        Ladies and Gentlemen of Scotland,

        I am writing both to say hello and, tragically, to say goodbye. Over the last few years I have improved the miserable lives of so many of you through my much-admired Ask Bob column. Alas, all good things come to an end (just look at Larry Hagman, or Comet) and I’m afraid that with my telly career about to go off like Hiroshima, Ask Bob is over.

        With the arrival of my TV show in the New Year I will finally give this country an aging, eccentric television personality that they can be proud of, and I’m sure no-one will be prouder than you lot. It’s going to be like Beatlemania. Men will want to be me, skirt will want to see me. The Broughty Ferry punters will sink their teeth into me like jackels and that’s not even a metaphor.

        All that remains is to wish you a terrific Christmas. It’s always lively here in Broughty Ferry. Last year Frank read in a magazine at the dentists how normal folk go on Christmas nights and photocopy their bottoms. We didn’t have a photocopier so we just sketched each other instead and, inevitably, it ended with an argument. Like I told Frank at the time, the whole point of a caricature is that you emphasise someone’s weaker points and if they suffer from insecurity then they shouldn’t put themselves forward in the first place.

        So have a wonderful Christmas and do old Bob one last favour. On Christmas morning, turn over and wake up your partner by leaning into their faces and whispering, with a wee smile, ‘Bob says hello.’ And those of you who fly solo, go round to your neighbours, slip in through a window, quietly approach them in bed and do the same. Because they deserve it. And so do you.
        Merry Christmas my friends and, for the last time, I am

        Your servant,
        Bob Servant

        Our Top 10 Ask Bobs


        In these times of crisis, it’s hard not to look for divine inspiration, have you ever cast your eyes heavenwards?
        Richard ‘Butch’ Thomson, Dundee

        Dear Richard,
        It would be hypocritical of me to say I don’t have anything to do with religion, because I always celebrate Hallowe’en and April Fool’s Day, but I do find it hard to take the whole thing seriously. Mary claiming to Joseph that Jesus was an ‘immaculate conception’ is just laughable and must have got the guy pelters from his pals. Yes, I know Joseph infamously went on to have an affair with Mother Theresa but that happened after. The guy was hurting.
        Your servant,
        Bob Servant


        Where do you stand on the Edinburgh/ Glasgow divide? Should we all live in one big melting pot (Cumbernauld) or would that lead to rivers of salt and sauce?
        Wee G, Finnieston

        Wee G,
        Asking me to choose between Glasgow and Edinburgh is like asking me to choose between Hitler and Mussolini (and I’d choose Mussolini who, for me, was really just ‘Diet Hitler’). I think you Glasgow and Edinburgh mobs are as bad as each other with your spiky hair, your top-end Ford Sierras and your ‘manana, manana’ attitudes. Get a real job.
        All the very best,


        Hallowe’en approaches and the kids want all sorts of outfits and pricey gifts. In my day it was dooking for apples and maybe a toffee apple if we were lucky. When did it all become so commercial?

        It became commercial in 1973 when Stewpot’s Bar in Dundee announced there would be a £5 prize in their Hallowe’en Apple Dooking contest. Things got totally out of hand. My neighbour Frank borrowed a diving costumer from his cousin who works offshore, spent a week practising in his bath and ended up getting ‘the bends’. It was one of the worst cases of ‘the bends’ ever seen in Dundee, and by far the worst that was picked up inside a house. On Hallowe’en, Slim Smith went down on the bucket like the plane in Dam Busters and took about ten apples at once. To be fair, it was an impressive sight. His mouth opened like the loading end of a roll on-roll off ferry.
        Your servant,
        Bob Servant


        Summer holidays coming up, are you and Frank heading to warmer climes? Fife, perhaps?
        Richard Thomson, Dundee

        Frank and I are eyeing up a long weekend at his sister’s timeshare in Pitlochry but I’m in two minds because Frank’s a nightmare on holiday. He spends most of his time moaning about how the milk tastes different and that the locals look like they’d ‘perv’ on his wife if he was married and she was there with him. We’ll probably just go for the day.


        These bankers are an awful bunch are they not?
        Allan Reoch

        They’re arrogant, pure and simple. Probably the worst of the lot is a guy who works in the Abbey National in Monifieth. He does that thing where you put your hands behind your back and rock on your heels during a conversation like you’re the fucking King of the World or something. Last week I watched him lean back in his seat, tilt his head and empty an entire packet of Skittles into his mouth. I just shook my head in disbelief, walked out, got the bus home, made my dinner (mince and potatoes, side portion of chips) and watched Murder She Wrote with a wry smile on my face.


        I recently saw Celtic captain Scott Brown struggle for five minutes to insert a petrol nozzle into his car. It didn’t look like a new car and he’s surely used a petrol nozzle before. Can you help me get to the bottom of the whole mess?
        Owen Bell, Glasgow

        I’m just glad you didn’t approach him. Captains are, by their very nature, loners and as a result can be difficult to engage. I remember seeing Dundee United’s league-winning captain Paul Hegarty in the tinned fish aisle at Safeways in 1985. ‘Afternoon skipper, buying some kippers?’ I quipped. It wasn’t the best joke I’ve ever made (it wasn’t even the best I’ve made in the tinned fish aisle) but the look he gave me Kevin, I felt like my balls had turned into ice cubes.
        Stay safe,


        Dear Bob,
        I enjoy your contributions, but why are we limited to seeing only a cartoon representation of your good self? Why so coy Bob? Would it be possible to see a photo, even if it’s just between us two?
        Steve D, Leith

        Let me make something very clear indeed. I protect my identity because for nearly 30 years I have been plagued by a woman from Lochee who believes that I have stolen her walk. The idea that I would steal a walk from anyone is absurd. The idea that I would steal it from a woman from Lochee is the stuff of nightmares. It’s a no to the photo Steve. And anyway, what do you think this is? Jim’ll Fix It? Get a real job.


        Hey Bob,
        A lawyer here. After your various legal wrangles over the Cheeseburger Wars, etc, I was wondering if you had any views on our much derided profession?

        Lawyers are decent folks, trying to get by like the rest of us. And if that involves stealing a man’s three kids and forcing them to call another man Dad and then the first Dad sees his children at a carnival in Dundee’s Caird Park in 1987 and the kids ask the new Dad things like, ‘Why is that man crying?’ and ‘Is that man not too old for the swings?’ – well, that’s just all in a day’s work, isn’t it JT?
        Be lucky,


        Few problems with the wife. She claims that ‘at her age’ she is barely capable of taking on any physical task whatsoever. But get this Bob, she’s 58 and I’m 61. What’s that all about? Could you help me find a way out of this?

        I take no pleasure in telling you this but your wife is pure evil. Not only should you leave her immediately but you should also think about notifying the police because she is committing an array of offences against you on a daily basis. She is behaving, Harry, like Adolf Hitler and you have inadvertently become her Eva Braun. Get out of the bunker, Harry.


        My Dad says you’re not real, are you real?
        Paul Instrell (5), Livingston

        Go up to your Dad, kick him the balls and ask him if that was ‘real’. Your dad Paul, and I do not say this lightly, is a complete prick.
        All the very best,


  30. Zephir says:

    I would not be surprised if all the refs picked straws to decide who will ref at the end of each month


  31. dafydd says:

    Dan Baker been voted off Strictly Come Dancing….theirs a shame, not !!!

    Dont worry, he will blame the government for his departure, he blames them for everything else..


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’ve never seen that dance programme but the thought of Danny baker trying to dance might get me to watch it – oh I forgot – he got cancelled by the BBC for the Megan monkey picture ,..


      • dafydd says:


        Oops..!!! Dan Walker


        • Fedup2 says:

          Dafydd- I’m sure stew would have spotted your unforgivable error – one being cancelled and the other being a favoured token whitee ….. displaced – if I recall – from the Saturday footy show by a little coloured girl and given the dance thing as consolation ….🤪


  32. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Unusually I’m going to thank the BBC.

    I always adhere to the rule that is ‘if the BBC say it, I do exactly the opposite’.
    This has stood me in very good stead over the last 20 years.

    So I would like to thank them, as I decided not to take the Covid ‘vaccine’ as they urged me repeatedly to do, and I am enjoying good health, unlike my good 54 year old bank manager friend who has had a heart attack 3 weeks ago, the day after his second Pfizer injection, and my sister-in-law, currently in hospital with a blood clot in her right leg, one month after her second dose.

    So thank you, BBC. Keep showing me the true path.


  33. Thoughtful says:

    Readers might have heard about the sicko Ben Raymond jailed for being a member of a proscribed race hate group.

    The BBC web site predictably describes him as being ‘far right’ and to its credit it names the other group which he formed which called itself: “Raymond helped National Action morph into a new group called NS131 – National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action.”

    The BBC does not however report how someone clearly far Left can be described as being ‘far Right’ nor does it discuss how or why it is unacceptable to be anti BAME, but perfectly acceptable to be anti White.


  34. Sluff says:

    Dear readers
    I have to apologise to you.
    In a recent post I provided a list of translations provided by our International Health Service for those being offered a flu jab.
    That list was inaccurate.
    I only listed languages from the letter G.

    Here is the full list available from our ‘world’ class NHS.

    English (yes, even English ( joke))
    Brazilian Portuguese

    Apparently French and German residents are presumed to understand English adequately.
    If there is any money left from the translation budget, maybe they could actually treat some English speaking UK citizens.


    • JohnC says:

      I think it’s time to rename it the ‘Global Health Service’.

      Graciously funded by British taxpayers.


  35. Zephir says:

    I recall being part of a civil engineering project in Luton a few years ago, we had to close a road and the council (one particular council wimin )insisted we sent letters to all residents in 5 different languages

    I asked via email as she never talked on the phone which languages and she did not respond (she only worked three days a week and had a habit of making these demands then not being there)

    This was a few years ago, today I would send them in Klingon, Celtic, Norman French, Anglo Saxon, Norse Viking and insist the silly bitch read the letters first


    • Sluff says:

      If the NHS expenditure on the non British was re-allocated to the Overseas Aid budget we’d smash the random 0.7% of GDP target and be seen as the most generous country on earth.


      • G says:

        I hear that the Government in Nigeria is angry about the Covid limitations now imposed on Nigerians wanting to travel to the UK. It would mean that expected difficult pregnancies in Nigeria, heading for the UK to, ‘give birth’ in the UK so as to receive the best treatment, will be stuck in Nigeria. Sad.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I’m shocked that anyone supports the overseas borrowed taxpayers ‘money give away …..


  36. JohnC says:

    Thomas Massie: US congressman condemned for Christmas guns photo

    Yet more of the BBC’s latest trick where anonymous hoards are implied by gross generalisation.

    But the bit which made me smile was this:

    ‘His office has not yet responded to the BBC’s request for comment on his Twitter post.’

    I hope the reply is ‘What the f*ck has it got to do with you ?’.


  37. StewGreen says:

    ITBB are powering out stories
    #1 Why does the BBCnews page have a weird choice of top stories

    #2 BBC Pensions £150 in Chinese dodgy corps



  38. StewGreen says:

    BBCnews : Manchester United: Man arrested at game over racist comments
    .. of course they don’t say what he supposed to have said


  39. StewGreen says:

    The police mask video
    – The guy is right, disabled people can choose not to wear a mask
    end of .. they don’t have to say anything else
    – policeman is not wearing his mask properly
    – The black guy top left is not wearing mask

    ( The guy’s own thread )


    • Fedup2 says:

      That 45 seconds is so disturbing . Lucky plod wasn’t armed – they’d probably shot him . His lawyer must be looking at £10k plus for the wrongful arrest ….. I would want far more – and that plod sacked …..
      ……. is there more to this ? Anyone know what happened after ? Is that plod suspended ?


  40. StewGreen says:

    NSS tweet


  41. StewGreen says:

    Dr Hillary on ITV Lorraine
    and the LBC presenter Andrew Pierce
    both spreading the false 90% claim
    Yet no Twitter disinformation labels for them


    • harry142857 says:

      The DEATH rate is nearer 98%, according to the latest (still nowhere near current data) from the ONS.

      Of the 51,281 deaths involving Covid registered in England between 2 January and 2 July 2021:

      640 (1.2%) were people who had received both vaccine doses
      This total includes people who had been infected before they were vaccinated
      Some 458 deaths (0.8%) were people who died at least 21 days after their second dose
      Just 256 deaths (0.5%) were people who were both fully vaccinated and who had their first positive PCR test at least 14 days after their second dose
      “Breakthrough” deaths – occurring at least two weeks after the second jab along with a first positive PCR Covid test – tend to happen in the most vulnerable, men and those with weakened immune systems, with the average age being 84.

      But overall numbers were very small – they accounted for only 0.5% of all deaths from Covid-19 over the first six months of the year.

      Can’t find hospitalisation by vaccination information that would help.


  42. Zephir says:

    Just surprised that the bbc “science” section (the ones with a domestic science GCSE grade C) have not picked up on this yet:

    “I remember looking at the comment section for a Flat Earth video on YouTube where someone had asked how there could be night on a flat plane considering that the Sun is always above it.
    And then this guy answered that “you can’t see the Sun because it’s dark at night. If someone built a gigantic flashlight and pointed it at the sun, you’d be able to see it”

    “If the world was round, people who live at the South Pole would fall off the end”

    Absolutely correct and thats why no one lives at the south pole



    • Fedup2 says:

      Do you think flat earthers have bases in every corner of the planet or all around the planet ? The oldies are the bestest…too much coffeeeeeee…


      • Zephir says:

        ALONG the planet. please get your facts straight

        Awaiting SG, 5, 4 3 2 1 and

        nothing, maybe I should never have mentioned the flashlight, SG get out of the shed, it will cost you a fortune in Duracell, just take my word for it


    • Up2snuff says:

      Zephir, more people live at the South Pole year round than at the North Pole. 😉


  43. JimS says:

    Why is the IHS always needing more money?

    Prescription A
    Required: 14
    Issued: 28

    Prescription B
    Required: 6
    Issued: 16

    We need people used to running small ‘Just-in-Time’ engineering companies running the NHS. I wonder how mich ‘spend the budget or it gets cut next year’ drives the current administrators?


  44. StewGreen says:

    France : Eric Zemmour rally
    first one of them jumped over his security and got him in a headlock for a second
    Then later on a line that had infiltrated the meeting stood up and unveiled anti-racism T-shirts
    so they got thrown out
    but the headlines went “activists brutally BEATEN”
    that one by Russia Today stirring.
    AFAIK they all walked away. It is wrong to try to hijack other people’s rallies.


  45. StewGreen says:

    “BBC’s Worst yet says Simon Webb”


    • G says:

      If that doesn’t hasten a few more million escaping the BBC’s grasp, I don’t know what will.


  46. G.W.F. says:

    BBC news at 5 pm. Boris wearing his Bobby outfit spluttering about his war on drug gangs.
    Note how he has a variety of outfits, Hi viz jacket, doctor and nurses outfits and now the Bobby suit.

    I watched this news item a little more and saw a prof from Birmingham describing the hardship faced by social workers in the context of the murder of young Arthur. For god’s sake why not hit this apologist with a question.


  47. Guest Who says:


  48. StewGreen says:

    Covid hospital admissions, since positives are dependent on how many tests are initiated.
    Now for England there are 600-700 hospital admissions/day
    and 80% of them get better
    Recent Scotland figures are not available
    figures were worse before November touching 800/day
    and October touching 900/day


  49. Fedup2 says:

    I felt sorry for the BBC this afternoon . They seem not to realise that in the Autumn / Winter there can be storms . Clearly these should be banned and a minister held accountable .
    Mind you the continuing power failure days after the last storm seems a bit slow to fix . I dread to think the consequences of power failing for any period of time in towns or cities .
    But we take electricity for granted and I think most people never give it a thought . I do . Maybe you should too ?


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      I think they should put a ‘Cap’ on wind speeds.
      If it works as well as the caps on utility prices we should be ok.
      Then, have a review so that eventually storms can be banned and lessons learned.

      After her stern speeches about how she will stop the day trippers, Priti ineffective would be the ideal minister to give these storms a right proper warnin’, stop….or else.

      Of course, with all the wind farms appearing in and around GB we will eventually use up all the wind before it gets to us.


  50. JohnC says:

    The BBC are getting worse and worse with their misleading headlines – to the point they are basically lies now.

    Take this one:
    ‘Public ‘not satisfied’ with No 10 Christmas party answers’

    Did they do a survey and ask people what they think you might wonder ?.

    No – it’s just a quote from the same Daily Mirror Lefty who wrote the original article – which itself was based on a statement from one BAME in a COVID bereavement group who had her own axe to grind.


    • Guest Who says:

      The #bbcquote is a wonderful thing.

      Anyhoo, I was getting worried but….


      • G.W.F. says:

        What animal is she wearing on her head?


        • Up2snuff says:

          G.W.F., thought our Marianna was blonde? Has she been hanging out at the hairdressers instead of checking the facts like we asked her to?


    • Guest Who says:

      Then there is the butter would not melt approach.