324 Responses to Start the Week 6 December 2021

  1. Guest Who says:

    BBC Politics is where any faith in politics goes to die.


  2. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news
    “now lack of foster carers, Peter and his husband have been fostering for 5 years” .. OK two gay blokes

    blah blah
    Then another example couple .. a black couple


  3. Zephir says:

    Stevenage MP earns over £4,000 per month from other jobs

    An MP who promised to treat his role as a “full-time job” is in fact juggling representing his constituents with two other positions.

    Documents show Mr McPartland set up and began running a consultancy business less than a year after his election in 2010.

    This was despite telling voters two weeks before the May 2010 election: “If I became Stevenage’s MP, I would treat it as a full-time job.”

    The Conservative MP has twice failed to respond to emails from the Comet, asking him to comment.

    Mr McPartland, who worked for lobbying group BritishAmerican Business before his election in 2010, is paid £81,932 per year an MP.

    But according to the MPs’ Register of Financial Interests, he is paid an extra £4,166.67 per month as a non-executive director of Furniture Village, for just ten hours’ work.


  4. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news PRasNews for another Humber waste cooking oil to fuel plant.
    This time at the giant Philips refinery.
    I guess this biofuel will be tiny.
    Mention of CCS and words “net zero”

    Waht they are talking bout is not the CO2 emitted when the fuel is used cos that will still happen
    but rather capturing some of the CO2 emitted in the production process.
    CCS is still a dream, there is not an economic project anywhere.


  5. JimS says:

    I referred to the experience of the early 2000s to say that I am not suggesting that we should sit and wait. We were already on a sustainable carbon reduction track in the early 2000s. One could return to something like that, where you have an engineerable future for reducing emissions rather than one based, as at present, on a crash course of wishful thinking. I am not recommending ‘sit and wait’; I am suggesting that we return to engineering principles such as those we were operating under in the early 2000s.

    – Dr Constable speaking to HoL select committee.


    • Fedup2 says:

      An unusual story from the Londonistan Evening Standard .

      woman who cheated her way into a top NHS post with lies on her CV and bogus references has been jailed for 12 months.

      Chanelle Poku, 29, pretended she had a Master’s degree in molecular biology and experience leading a charity to land a senior job with NHS Croydon’s Clinical Commissioning Group.

      She was put in charge of delivering programmes for urgent care patients in the borough, and when challenged over her failing performance she made a string of false accusations of bullying, assault and racism.ENDS

      The story goes on a bit but the bottom line is she got 12 months …

      A story encompassing the BBC favoured race – organisation – and allegations … presumably she has a UK passport so cant be sent home …


  6. JohnC says:

    Just reading the story about the police who got jailed for 3 years each for taking pictures of the victims of Danyal Hussein.

    I went to find out more about him and nearly fell off my chair at the ferocity of the BBC report on him. The headline was:

    ‘Danyal Hussein: A teenage murderer with far-right links’

    When have you EVER seen a Muslim terrorist murder described as ‘A teenage murderer with links to Islam’ ?.

    The report is an absolute classic. Every piece of his life which can be linked to the far-right is described. They use ‘far-right’ 5 times and ‘extreme-right’ 3 times. They even got the word ‘Nazi’ in there and the word ‘terrorist’ twice.

    As I usually do, I checked other reports through google and it’s clear that parts are from statements released by police because they have similar wording. The first is that he was ‘of Iraqi Muslim decent’. The BBC have removed the word Muslim in their report. And the police also said ‘they could not rule out a racist element to the selection of Hussein’s victims.’. The BBC didn’t report that either. Only whitey gets called racist.

    I wonder if the brainwashing as a Muslim during his childhood years could have been a factor in his extremeism. We will never know. The Left and the BBC have made sure nobody will ever dare to go down that route.

    I will keep a copy of this report to use as a contrast to what they write when one of the many Muslim terrorists get their knives out.


  7. StewGreen says:

    Neighbour got a letter from the police

    We are delighted to invite you to attend a webinar this Thursday 9th December, 5-6pm on Counter-Terrorism Policing and Community Vigilance: Action Counters Terrorism.

    The webinar will be held on Microsoft Teams with expert presenters from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and Counter-Terrorism Policing Communications.


    • JohnC says:

      I wonder if it will be honest or it will portray the far-right as an equal threat to Muslims.


  8. Northern Voter says:

    Was reading one of the dailies today online, and there was a piece that has been posted here about the Broadmoor Broadcasting Corporation and its pension fund investing in Slopehead businesses. There was a comments section and the top comment when I read it said “I made the mistake of investing in the TV licence for 30 years. LOL, whatever that means.


  9. Guest Who says:

    Always makes me smile.


  10. Guest Who says:

    I thought it was just me, but not many seem too concerned.


  11. digg says:

    Having the first business trip to the Midlands for some time I dropped into the local Wetherspoons for a quick pint and bite.

    On the table was a special edition of Wetherspoonnews, it was dedicated to exposing the lies and fabrication in the press over Wetherspoons and Covid lockdown. It is titled “Does the truth matter?”

    It lists several pages of “corrections” by multiple news outlets including the BBC, The Guardian, The Independent, The FT, The Metro and a dozen others who all carried a malicious story spread by lefty Labour MP Jo Stevens accusing Wetherspoons of being appallingly bad to their staff over the Covid shutdown.

    The edition reprints the flaccid semi-apologetic responses Martin received from all these grovelling rags before they printed half-hearted semi-retractions.

    Tim Martin calls for “Truth”, something the likes of Jo Stevens wouldn’t recognise if it bit their arse off.

    The really appalling thing is that while the rags fell over themselves to spread the original lies, not one of them has reported fully on the real truth.

    They are a sad bunch of liars and manipulators, The truth is that they blame Martin for getting behind and encouraging Brexit, its as simple as that.

    I hate them all!


  12. StewGreen says:

    Panorama was about private care home operators
    Four Seasons, Care UK and HC One
    The venture capitalist Jon Moulton on the complex structure of Four Seasons.
    ‘I don’t understand how come we are £625m in debt’

    Thread … https://twitter.com/carlasabreu_/status/1467939758726955010


  13. StewGreen says:

    Paul Joseph Watson says “A doctor in the UK who was banned from using social media by the General Medical Council for claiming “masks do nothing” has won his case in the High Court.”


  14. taffman says:

    “Drugs plan aims to help 300,000 problem drug users”
    As Peppa the Pig is so keen on testing us for Covid.
    How about testing MPs in Parliament for drugs ?
    I am aware that many industries operate a drug testing regime with their employees ?


  15. Northern Voter says:

    I was thinking about the dire weather and power blackouts we have been having. What if all the power companies go “net zero” and only use electric vehicles?

    They would :-

    A) Never ever repair power line failures as they couldn’t charge their vehicles, or
    B)Utilise diesel generators to charge said vehicles.

    Answers on a snowflake please.


  16. Jeff says:

    Well, some good news for a change…

    It looks like Britain’s drug problems will soon be a thing of the past. Boris and Priti are on the case.

    I’ve no doubt that The Express and The Mail will be right behind them, they always love this sort of gesturing. And of course this latest wheeze has nothing whatsoever to do with the Tories recent lamentable poll ratings, or the increase in popularity of the Reform Party. Perish the thought!

    Nope, not a bit of it. The dynamic duo, the same two who have so successfully deterred our dinghy dodgers from crossing the channel are now going after the drug barons.

    They must be shaking in their boots…


  17. JimS says:

    “My friend Carole, was constantly being asked if she spelled her name with an ‘e’. Tired of this she introduced herself to new friends as Carole with an ‘e’. Hardly surprisingly it was not long before she was receiving cards and correspondence addressed to Carol Witheny.”

    Well it made me laugh.


  18. Fred Stubber says:

    It’s all our fault as usual
    The Race Equality Matters group has declared that the native people of Britain are being nasty to the immigrants yet again! This time it’s because we don’t take the trouble to learn how to pronounce their weird tongue-twisting names. Yes, it’s all our fault, as per bloody usual. Our pathetic attempts to pronounce names like Nabridnyj, Gangopadhyay, and Mxyzptlk are, apparently, ‘micro-aggressions’ and imply ‘disrespect’.
    Here’s a suggestion for immigrants who just can’t take the disrespect and the micro-aggression any more. Charge your blooming name to something we can pronounce! If you want to live in a country where most people’s tongues are designed for Anglo-Saxon vowel sounds, then get a name that people can say without getting their tonsils in a twist. You would save their embarrassment and also save you having a cry in the staff toilets because you’ve been micro-aggressed yet again. When in Rome, yes?
    I used to have a GP called Aaradhya Jenaramanan. The name on his surgery door was ‘Dr Jen’. What’s wrong with that?

    Fred Stubber


    • taffman says:

      Just how many ‘immigrants’ can these small islands take ?
      Over to you maxincony ……………….


    • Nibor says:

      Or the name Labinjo – the BBC pronounces it differently to how the Nigerians pronounce it .


    • JohnC says:

      Just trying to find out who ‘Race Equality Matters’ are and found this: ‘a cohort of minority-owned organisations with a passion for diversity, inclusion & equality and with a track record in moving the dial.’

      It’s like asking fat people if we should put more tax on food or alcoholics if we should put more tax on beer. Of course they are going to say everything is racist : they have nothing to gain if they don’t. And of course the only people willing to give up their time to do it are activists.

      Then we have the strange gullible wet-Lefties at the BBC who couldn’t tie their own shoelaces listening to them and filling up with fake empathy for these poor victims to show everyone on the Right how superior they are.

      What a complete farce.


    • Banania says:

      That is disgusting. Those surnames are all of well-established families in English County society, who have provided Lords Lieutenant and Masters of Foxhounds.


  19. taffman says:

    “Covid: Omicron spreading in the community, Javid confirms”
    Fear, fear, fear!
    Who is the behavioural scientist being employed by SAGE?


  20. tomo says:

    CNN slow rolling implosion… and backstabbing continues. Fatty Stelter is eyeing Cuomo’s gig


  21. JohnC says:

    Afghanistan: Foreign Office chaotic during Kabul evacuation – whistleblower

    I went to this anti-government left-wing whinge for one reason : to see if they explained the reason for the unexpected chaos was because of Joe Biden and the disaster he created with his political desire to say the USA was completely out of Afghanistan for the anniversary of 9-11.

    His name did not appear once.

    I’ve been trying to resist coming to this conclusion because it’s so bad – but I am now of the opinion the BBC are quite prepared to destroy this country for their agenda to get a left-wing government into power. It’s clear now that there is no way the people will vote for it so they want to make things so bad, we will vote for change.

    They are traitors attempting sabotage. No other way to describe it. Everyone I know is absolutely fed up with them.


    • JimS says:

      I read about this story on IsTheBBCBiased where they say that a culture of ‘working from home’ was left out, perhaps because the BBC approves of that.

      Then I read the BBC story and my thoughts were exactly as yours, not a single mention of the USA or its so-called president.

      If Preseident Trump had behaved like Biden then he would have been mentioned, also there would be a string of links to ‘incompetent Trump’ stories below the article.


    • Deborah says:

      Daily Mail on line also in full attack mode against the government with this story. I think that it is still Brexit that drives the hate against Boris (not forgetting their left-wing preferences). I will never forget the Cummings statement in the rose garden and the hate that oozed from the press, especially the guy from the Daily Mail.


  22. andyjsnape says:

    BBC 100 Women 2021: Who is on the list this year?

    Managed to find someone from the UK
    Baroness Helena Kennedy QC
    Place of birth: United Kingdom
    Director – International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

    Human rights, no wonder she made the list


    • JohnC says:

      ‘Women from Afghanistan make up half of this year’s list’

      Ahh how nice. Reminds me of the train driver who got a plaque just for being black.

      The BBC have no idea what people think about them now. Or perhaps they do and their standard Lefty spite makes them do it even more.


  23. Twin_Town says:

    Not sure this has been covered yet?……

    What a complete shower of 💩 the welsh government is, but the slime in BBC love it


    Surely in a time of economic peril, it would be better spent shoring up the untouchables in the anychess who are too precious to question, but the clowns in Cardiff think everyone should get a free tree 😳 and at a cost of about £2m

    I thought it was April 1st when I heard it. The weird thing is, it is probably money from Westminster paid for by all taxpayers and rather than spend it on something that will actually do something useful they decide to waste it.

    God help us all 😩


  24. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch – #1 – another day, another surprise not

    Government Department has Civil Servants who skive in summer and don’t do their jobs properly. There’s a surprise. Lefty MSM newspapers take the opportunity to attack the (Conservative) Government over the issue. There’s another surprise. The BBC join in with the attacks on the Conservative Government and go after the Minister. There’s yet another surprise. Not.

    One thing is for sure: we can add the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to the list of Government Departments that are “not fit for purpose.” in the words of John Reid former MP (Labour) and Home Secretary.


    • Up2snuff says:

      TOADY WATCH – #1a – an update

      Former Foreign Secretary defends his Civil Servants. No surprise there. Former Foreign Secretary, current Deputy PM and SoS forJustice, is attacked and interrupted by Nick Robinson. No surprise there all over again.

      Former Foreign Secretary, current Deputy PM and SoS for Justice stands up to Nick Robinson and complains about the interruptions.

      Surprise! 🙂

      Let’s have a lot more of that, Government Ministers, when you are on BBC Radio Flaw and especially when you are on the TOADY Programme.


      • Fedup2 says:

        If you saw my previous comment ….. I just wish Raab had been a bit more robust – such as “eff off and die” which might have been the correct diplomatic language to use .

        Robinson might have sniffed ….


        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, Dominic Raab could have been more robust without doing that. For example, Robinson said nine minutes had been allocated for the interview. At that point had I been Raab, I would have said: “That is the fault of you, the Editors and the BBC. Why don’t you shut up and listen to my answers if time is short?”


          • Fedup2 says:

            Robinson didn’t say that . He mentioned that the interview had been going for 7 and 9 minutes respectively and Raab had not denied ‘ admitted something ( I can’t remember what now ) and the interview continued for maybe a total of 12/13 minutes .
            I notice it got noticed by some on twitter – some of whom seemed to agree with me that Robinson is nothing more than a c word ….
            Meanwhile the MSM is playing swamp again talking about number 10 parties – who cares ?


  25. digg says:

    Huge headline story this morning from the holy chorus of the BBC, The Guardian and The Independent.

    Whistleblower complaining about Afghanistan Evacuation Chaos.

    Of course apart from the fact that nowhere in any of their stories is any mud thrown at the real culprit Stinkin Joe Biden and his ugly sisters. The “whistleblower” or as we used to call them “snark” appears to be a lefty-Oxford graduate “uncivil servant” pretty much unknown but hey-ho, they don’t care as long as he is causing trouble.

    The Civil Service needs to be culled and these anti-UK blobs replaced with people who have this Country at heart.


      • theisland says:

        Raphael Marshall’s written evidence (40 pages) can be read here.

        Someone with time to spare might like to go through it to see how much the bBC has left out e.g. regarding the ‘work from home’ culture in the Foreign Office and the calibre of the managerial staff.

        Note on p. 14 No. 85
        Given the very limited number of evacuation spaces available, effective prioritisation was particularly important. Given the system adopted, I believe this prioritisation was likely not performed effectively. Some decisions made are likely impossible to justify. For example, I understand that we evacuated the BBC’s Afghan cooking and cleaning staff. Although I wish these people the best, it is impossible to justify why they were prioritised above interpreters or others who were at much greater risk and had performed much greater services to the UK. I believe this happened due to a misunderstanding about the BBC’s list of names.


        • JimS says:

          “Some decisions made are likely impossible to justify. For example, I understand that we evacuated the BBC’s Afghan cooking and cleaning staff. Although I wish these people the best, it is impossible to justify why they were prioritised above interpreters or others who were at much greater risk and had performed much greater services to the UK. I believe this happened due to a misunderstanding about the BBC’s list of names.”

          The squeaky wheel gets the oil?


    • JohnC says:

      ‘A whistleblower (also written as whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person, usually an employee, who exposes information or activity within a private, public, or government organization that is deemed illegal, illicit, unsafe, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer funds.’

      Not a ‘whistleblower’ at all. The BBC have deliberately used it to infer the above. It’s yet another blatant BBC lie to discredit the government.

      Perhaps the BBC’s ‘Reality Check’ team could investigate their use of the word. And perhaps Mairanna could stop acting like an excited 6th-former.

      Neither will ever happen.


      • Scroblene says:

        One of the reports on Global mentioned that at one stage in the ‘evacuation’, the bloke was the only UK member of staff dealing with the crisis caused by the US!

        Where the hell were all the other skivers then?


      • Up2snuff says:

        The Left Outside Parliament (LOP) are out to ‘get’ the PM, the Deputy PM and the Home Secretary. The Labour Party under Keir Starmer are ‘under-performing’ (like Civil Servants!). The LOP have seen some success: Damian Green, Dominic Cummings, Matt Hancock, all gone. Dominic Cummings has been ‘turned’ successfully, somehow, into a Government critic and shill for the LOP.

        The LOP will keep up the pressure until either they get another scalp or Starmer resigns or does rather better in the House and in his Party crushing the Hard Left/Far Left and convincing the electorate that Labour are electable to Government again.


  26. dafydd says:

    BBC News this morning is ” a source says this a source says that, unnamed source says XYZ”

    I genuinely believe no news channel or newspaper should post a story until it is proven and fact.

    Anybody can say XYZ to sensationalise a story or make a political point against an opposition, it’s a scandal

    The legendary “source”…. unbelievable


  27. AsISeeIt says:

    There are various ways in which our media can present a criminal trial – particularly one happening abroad where there’s no risk of contempt of court consequences.

    Journalists may quote the prosecution lawyer, prosecution witnesses or commentators unfavourable to the defence – or all three: BBC: ‘Kyle Rittenhouse: Biden angry after teen cleared of shootings

    BBC: ‘Man shot by Kyle Rittenhouse says he pointed own gun amid fears for life

    BBC: ‘Prosecutors will argue the Illinois native came looking for trouble that night. Mr Rittenhouse has pleaded not guilty

    Alternatively, journalists may elect to quote the defence lawyer, defence witnesses or commentators unfavourable to the prosecution – as happens this morning:

    BBC: ‘Jussie Smollett testifies at trial: “There was no hoax”… US actor… has denied he staged a racist, homophobic attack against himself

    BBC: ‘Asked by his defence lawyer if he gave Abimbola Osundairo payment for the alleged scheme, Mr Smollett replied: “Never.”

    BBC: ‘If convicted, he faces a prison sentence of up to three years. Given his lack of previous convictions, however, legal experts have said a lighter sentence or probation would be more likely.’

    So it goes. Our media tend to tell us what they want us to think about the trials they cover.

    Guardian: ‘“Sham trial”: Aung San Suu Kyi jailed in Myanmar

    Freebie Metro: ‘Golf Ace’s “mile-high rampage” court told Ryder Cup star groped woman after champagne and pills binge on a 747‘ – sounds as though the golfer was playing a round. I know, as Irish comic Frank Carson would say – you’ve heard them all before….

    Speaking of stuff you’ve heard too many times before, BoJo appeals to our desire for law and order: ‘Boris pledges to wipe out 2,000 “vile” drugs gangs‘ (Express) – one has so many questions. If that pledge should by some latter day miracle come about – do we have the prison capacity? And how’s the previous campaign against the evil cross-Channel people trafficking gangs going then, Boris?

    When in doubt – blame the media… ‘TV blamed for middle-class cocaine use‘ (Times)

    Once senses there’s something in the air today – as Phil Collins, the tubby bald drummer from Genesis almost said…

    Do you also perhaps sense in the ether some puritanical moral panic finger wagging at our betters…?

    Scandal! Bad behaviour among the aristocracy‘ (Times)

    Generation cocaine. How middle-class Britain got hooked‘ (Telegraph)

    Which all seems to subtley play into the lefty establishment Tory-Sleaze line of attack: ‘Johnson won’t admit No10 Xmas parties broke rules… as calls for a police probe grow‘ (Daily Mirror) – you have to smile. If a dry sherry, a slim cigar and a quick snog with the toothy Princess Nut-Nut under the office mistletoe is the very worst of his historic arrestable transgressions, then Boris deserves a full refund on his past Bullingdon Club membership fees.

    There’s no such louch behaviour from our serious dedicated to the job managerial classes: ‘Afghan allies “left at mercy of the Taliban” as Foreign Office staff worked from home(Telegraph) – that’s right – Our Man in Havana (as per Graham Greene) became our man stuck at home in leafy Surbiton. Join the Foreign Service and see your own living room wallpaper.

    For some light relief someone is contesting Princess Diana’s former crown: ‘Fergie: I’m the most persecuted woman in royal history. Interview: Sarah spoke of “overcoming adversity”‘ (Daily Mail) – most persecuted royal woman? – you’ll have to go some to outdo Queen Anne Boleyn, luv.

    Polly Vernon in the formerly rather sensible Times explains for us: ‘Why boxing makes women happy

    And to summarise – as the lugubrious comic Tony Hancock once commented: “A good punch up the bracket never did anyone any harm


  28. Fedup2 says:

    BBC Today watch

    What is it about Comrade Nicholas ‘Nick ‘Robinson ?

    Is he on drugs *? Is it too much coffee?

    He ‘interviews ‘ Dom Raab . Raab talks like a lawyer . I think he was a lawyer . Raab attempts to speak in response to a question ‘ accusation ( some say ) from comrade nicholss – but is unable to allow Raab to lay out his response. Again and again . He even times the interview length – 7 minutes – 9 minutes .

    Did the listener get anything out of this crap ? No .
    But I know Robinson needs help ….

    As for Raab – you sit there listening – hoping – hoping that Raab would just bite back and put Robinson in his place .just a great shame it doesn’t happen ….

    And as far as afgee – the BBC has decided it was all our fault and Biden isn’t mentioned . And – brutally – I’m glad not as many afgees came here as could have . It was americas problem – they should have picked up the tab .

    *i think it’s Peruvian marching powder


    • Guest Who says:

      Just high on the smoke being blown up his fundament by his dwindling groupie base.


  29. Fedup2 says:

    Today 2

    Comrade Nicholas ‘Nicky ‘ Robinson has a chat with Comrade Harriet ‘hattie’ Harmon at the end of the programme .Hattie is giving up the parliamentary expenses account .

    I think the drugs were wearing off .

    Nicky let Hattie say what she wants – no challenge – and it’s all happy . He didn’t ask her about her evil support for Paedophiles (PIE ) or her rabble rousing through the 1970s with the NCCL …. No question about her expenses arrangements with her gruesome husband ( comrade John ‘jack’ dromie ) ….
    I wonder if they’ll both go to the £ Lords £ ?

    Nicky – the drugs don’t work …


  30. JohnC says:

    One of the BBC’s Top 100 ‘women’ in the world today. A transvestite from Egypt.


    They have no idea how ridiculous they have become.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Kanya King, the founder of the Music of Black Origin awards (Mobos), has said negative media coverage nearly ended the event, in a wide-ranging open letter that calls for racism in the British music industry to “no longer be swept under a red carpet”.



      • Guest Who says:

        Raisin Brain MP certainly has good timing.


      • JohnC says:

        It’s simply amazing how a black person can claim racism is being swept under the carpet because a completely pro-black racist award got negative media coverage.

        Do these kind of people even realise what hypocrites they are ?. Or have they somehow warped their understanding of the world to match their own agenda and it doesn’t even cross their mind it might be racist ?.

        I suspect their reasoning these days is that they are allowed to be racist to compensate for earlier racism in their direction. Two wrongs do make a right when it suits them. But of course when it doesn’t – as The Guardian told me – you can’t fight racism with more racism.

        I’m sick of these people.


  31. Sluff says:

    Given that the Home Office has not been ‘fit for purpose’ at least since John Reed (Labour) was Home Secretary.
    Given the free taxi service across the channel.
    Given the way the authorities ‘looked after’ little Arthur.
    Given the never-ending crisis in the NHS ( irrespective of the volume of taxpayers money poured into it)
    Given the impossibility of getting anyone at the HMRC or DVLA to do anything as radical as…picking up the phone.
    And now, given that the Foreign Office were too busy working from home and focussing on their work life balance to deal with the refugee claims from Kabul…….

    Would it be easier to just list the parts of the civil service and related state authorities that do work efficiently?
    And has our socialist government not now got enough ammunition to have a real go at the cosy, entitled institutions that we taxpayers pay for, instead of cravenly supporting their ‘hard working staff’?

    I doubt if we can expect the BBC to investigate cosy, entitled institutions.


    • taffman says:

      Anyone seen Nadine Dorries ?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Better not mention ‘ammunition ‘ – that brings to mind the MOD ..and its corrupt procurement methods …. But on the upside at least with an almost non existent army we are less likely to send boys to fight other peoples ( Americans ) wars ……


    • MarkyMark says:

      Home Office loses track of more than 600,000 people who should have left country, finds immigration watchdog
      UK border checks branded ‘shambolic’

      May Bulman
      Social Affairs Correspondent
      Thursday 29 March 2018


  32. taffman says:

    “London congestion: Cycle lanes blamed as city named most congested”
    Have a word with the Mayor. Has he been on a Boris Bike yet ?


  33. taffman says:

    Is that a Marxist cartoon ?
    it looks like a third world propaganda poster.


    • taffman says:

      “One of Wales’ most senior politicians said he was often asked if he was a member of staff when he is in restaurants because he is black.”

      More propaganda, this time from taffland.
      And what is wrong with being “restaurant staff” ? I am sure that many do a far more useful job than those in the assembly.
      An element of snobbery from a senior politician perhaps ?


      • StewGreen says:

        “Excuse me do you work here ?”
        people sometimes say to me, when I am in a place, where I fit the worker demographic.
        It’s terrifying !


    • JohnC says:

      They really made a meal out of that one. It shows how little they have if that story has to be blown up so much.

      Did you know their kid asked if he could be painted white ?. I expect you do because they repeat the same thing 3 times.

      It sounds like they had one set of scumbag neighbours. My friend did to – to the point his neighbour sent his young daughter over the fence to smear his windows with dog excrement while he was at work – knowing the police cannot do anything about it. When he went round with his baseball bat to confront him (no violence occured), my friend was the one arrested and cautioned.

      Of course the neighbour in this case has no right to reply. The fact they shouted ‘weirdo’ at him first tells me he was not the angel he is being portrayed as and the subsequent abuse was not because of his race.


      • MarkyMark says:

        “The defendants were prosecuted in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors for using racially offensive language.

        “The CPS secured guilty pleas from both defendants, which meant that the victims did not have to give evidence at a trial.”


    • StewGreen says:

      “The BBC worked with Southampton Solent University to create an animation allowing the family to discuss the abuse”


    • MarkyMark says:


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

      Skana pled guilty to the lesser included offence of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility on 6 November 2020. After a trial at Minshull Street Crown Court from 26 November to 4 December, the charge of murder was withdrawn by the prosecution and the jury was directed to formally return a not guilty verdict for murder.[


      • Charlie Farley says:

        NOT GUILTY ? , Almost cut poor Emily’s head OFF ! , Failed Asylum seeker…..And Still Here …Just another Death and because the Victim was White its OK Then ?
        Emily’s Mother and Family have to live with that Horror…..Disgusting
        Of course BBBC would never want to do something like Investigative Journalism would they ?


  34. taffman says:

    “Storm Barra: Scotland braced for snow and wind”
    And who said our children would never see snow again ?


  35. Beltane says:

    Comforting news for Guardian readers that losses this year are only £10.1m. Will the improvement on last year’s £17.5m perhaps stave off collapse for a while longer? Financial support groups are said to be increasingly concerned.

    How strange it is that such an artificially propped newspaper with a risible circulation and minimal credibility is, without exception, the first choice of whistleblowers and all those of our ‘intelligentsia’ who so adore to see their personal wisdom in print.

    Could it be that having appeared in the Guardian’s pages, the big sister BBC is guaranteed to take up the cause – even though their own ‘worldwide audience’ is dwindling at a similar pace?

    Both have their crowdfunding systems, so both are equally vulnerable. Time will tell.


  36. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – a genuine surprise and some relief

    To lose one backbencher could be considered a misfortune but to lose two looks like carelessness. To lose three seems positively wanton. Things are looking a bit grim for the poor sucker in charge, for the time being, of the Parliamentary Labour Party. Harriet Harman MP is to stand down at the next Election, the third Labour backbencher to recently announce they will not seek re-election in 2024.

    ‘Mad Hattie’ as she is affectionately known actually has the record, with one other ex-Labour woman Shirley Williams, of making Snuffy’s blood run cold while listening to her on Radio Flaw. It was some time before the 2010 General Election (may have been 2009) when the Labour Government were proposing introducing compulsory ID cards to the UK. Cannot remember whether she was being interviewed or Harman’s speech (as then Home Secretary) was being relayed on R4.

    Harman’s speech or what she said in interview transported me back in time, Tardis-style, to a Nuremburg (or similar location in Germany) in the 1930s. I remember the chill that went through me.


  37. vlad says:

    Amid Russia’s military build-up, the BBC reassures us that “Mr Biden is to speak to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin by video call later on Tuesday”.
    I’m sure the ex KGB boss, bare-chested bareback rider, Karate and Judo black belt, swimmer of icy rivers, bear hunter, slayer of foes at home and abroad, dispenser of Novichok, downer of passenger planes, invader of Crimea, who gives unscripted talks lasting hours, is quaking in his boots at the prospect of the Imbecile-in-Chief giving him a call.

    The burning questions are: will Biden remember Putin’s name? Will he remember his own name? Will he remember why he called? Will he go off on a tangent about some “negro” baseball player, or his hairy legs that – ahem – children love to rub?

    But at least the US military is in the safe hands of an Admiral who doesn’t know what gender s/he is, and a General who’s ashamed of his white rage and once conspired with China to betray his country.

    Lord help Ukraine, and the rest of us.


  38. 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.”



  39. Sluff says:

    How about this from our equality conscious BBC?

    ‘BBC 100 Women 2021’

    It goes without saying that a ‘BBC 100 Men 2021’ list will not be featuring any time soon.

    And the transgender lobby will no doubt have a field day.


    • MarkyMark says:

      1963 ….USA …
      “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
      – Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech August 28 1963

      2017….BBC, UK …
      Last week the BBC also revealed it would be removing qualifications from new applicants’ CVs in a bid to increase their social diversity. {telegraph.co.uk 21sep2017}


  40. MarkyMark says:


    BBC presenters’ cocaine abuse scrutinised on Channel 4
    IT IS the sort of scrutiny the beleaguered BBC needs like a hole in the septum.
    By The Newsroom
    Wednesday, 23rd July 2003


    The programme, Snorting Coke With The BBC, suggests that cocaine abuse is rife at the BBC and that the corporation fails to take a consistent line when dealing with any high-profile employees who are caught using illegal drugs. BBC executives are understood to be concerned at the corporation being singled out by Channel 4 over an issue which affects the entire media industry, especially at a time when the BBC is under pressure from the government.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Marky – as I wrote this morning – there should be no surprise if certain ‘high ‘ profile BBC types might fail a drugs test . Leave your stash at the door of the studio…


  41. Guest Who says:



    So Nigel Inspired Good Gender Explanations Righton In future?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Yes, UK broadcasters, including the BBC, have ”welcomed the findings of the in-depth research by the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity” [yes, really!] and ”committed” themselves ”to avoid the B.A.M.E acronym wherever possible.”

      Now as you were.


  42. Guest Who says:

    BBC and questions being asked*


    *the bbc exempts itself from answering as it requires of others.


    • MarkyMark says:

      2012 …

      There was “chaos and confusion” at the BBC over a shelved report into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile, but there had been no cover-up, an inquiry has found.

      The report dismissed claims the Newsnight probe was dropped to protect tribute shows to the late TV presenter.



  43. BRISSLES says:

    Yet another report/study (reported in hushed tones by the Beeb) about the mental state of children with boredom, anxiety and the rest, during the Pandemic, as a result of not having ‘structure and routine’ in their lives ergo home schooling, not seeing friends, blah blah blah.

    Amazing then, how all those kids survived during the bombings of WW2 having no schooling for days as they sat in air raid shelters, never knew what a banana was and only saw an orange in the toe of their stocking at xmas if they were lucky ! Maybe its because parents and teachers instilled more discipline, weren’t their kids ‘friends’, and dressed like adults and not clones of their offspring. Oh, and then there was the ‘dangerous’ fun of clambering over the rubble of bombed buildings playing hide and seek. That toughened ’em up, so didn’t have time to have ‘mental issues’.


    • MarkyMark says:

      The children I teach are indifferent to the adult world. This defies the experience of thousands of years. A close study of what big people were up to was always the most exciting occupation of youth, but nobody wants to grow up these days and who can blame them? Toys are us. … Time for a return to democracy, individuality, and family. I’ve said my piece. Thank you. {naturalchild.org – john gatto – jan1990}



  44. andyjsnape says:

    on the bBC website there is an option to “change your nation”

    Options available, England, Wales, Scotland, NI, but no Nigeria for example


  45. MarkyMark says:

    Lewis Hamilton who is half black to demand Saudi give him money ….

    “Slaves were owned in all Islamic societies, both sedentary and nomadic, ranging from Arabia in the centre to North Africa in the west and to what is now Pakistan and Indonesia in the east. Some Islamic states, such as the Ottoman Empire, the Crimean Khanate, and the Sokoto caliphate [Nigeria], must be termed slave societies because slaves there were very important numerically as well as a focus of the polities’ energies.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica – Slavery”


    Many societies throughout history have practised slavery, and Muslim societies were no exception.

    It’s thought that as many people were enslaved in the Eastern slave trade as in the Atlantic slave trade.

    It’s ironic that when the Atlantic slave trade was abolished the Eastern trade expanded, suggesting that for some Africans the abolition of the Atlantic trade didn’t lead to freedom, but merely changed their slave destination.


  46. StewGreen says:

    The Secret Barrister is in touch with the feelings of people here

    (It’s an ambush name)


    • Fedup2 says:

      Nice to see others support the death penalty – the 2 child murderers deserve a live execution streamed on the internet …maybe one day soon ….


    • Banania says:

      Who is the Secret Barrister?


  47. StewGreen says:

    @Nus_Ghani Nus Ghani the female Tory MP was on R4 WATO
    ‘We have to bring OUR GIRLS out of Afghanistan to the UK’
    she was saying
    FFS what fantasy land is she in

    A lot of people across the world particularly in Middle East and Africa, live under oppression ..it’s sad
    Afghans are not special category above others

    Goodhall’s thread promotes her campaigning


  48. StewGreen says:

    It’s a view
    I have no idea of how much UK court time is taken up with Afghan on Afghan attacks.



    • theisland says:

      Re benefits.
      For Britain manifesto includes:

      Ensure that welfare benefits are paid only to British citizens or those who have legally lived and worked (paid taxes) in the United Kingdom for a minimum period of 5 years.

      End all welfare to illegal immigrants.

      Limit child benefit to two children only.


      • StewGreen says:

        @TheIsland TheTimes staff think they work at the Guardian all in the same clique.
        From HugoRifkind’s TV reviews

        My colleague Sathnam Sanghera’s series “Empire State Of Mind”
        he teased out impacts
        eg when he presented the far-right (smear label) politician Anne Marie Waters with the parallels between how she now speaks about Asian (again a trick word, he doesn’t mean Japanese he means Indian sub-continent) immigrants, with how people once spoke about Irish immigrants, of which she herself is one.
        It wasn’t that she disagreed, but more that she couldn’t comprehend

        Oh another anti-racist being nasty
        as he asserts that AMW is thick.

        Everyone knows that it is entirely possible for a group of Pakistani men to become completely integrated into British culture, re language and tradition.
        But that it is much more likely that a group of Irishman become integrated.


        • theisland says:

          Anne Marie spoke about being interviewed for this programme in the first 24 mins of her Tuesday 30 Nov. broadcast here. (I couldn’t find her ‘follow up’ though).


    • MarkyMark says:

      1985…. UK 1985 … UK … 1985 …

      Ahmadis suffer vicious persecution around the world. The main source of fuel for that persecution is in Pakistan, but what happens in Pakistan does not stay in Pakistan.

      I know that from my experience in the Yorkshire market town of Batley. In August 1985, when I was 11 years old, my parents organised an inter-faith meeting in the town hall. It was interrupted and disturbed when, according to West Yorkshire police, more than 1,000 extremists, led by Pakistani hate preachers funded by the Pakistani state, were bused in from around the country. The mob brutally attacked my English mother and my father, a dermatologist; my eldest brother and I; and a Welsh Ahmadi schoolteacher who was with us. My first cousin, a GP, was by chance driving through the market town that day. He saw the mob and saw his family and friends being attacked, so he stopped. He was recognised, pulled from his vehicle and savagely beaten up.



    • MarkyMark says:

      Killing of Emily Jones

      On 22 March 2020, 7-year-old Emily Grace Jones was stabbed at Queen’s Park in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, while riding her scooter and died shortly afterwards. Eltiona Skana, a 30-year-old Albanian woman unknown to the Jones family, was arrested on the scene and later charged with murder. Wikipedia
      Cause of death: Stabbing