Weekend 18 December 2021

It’s starting feel a bit like ..pandemic version 2. It must be time for the Anti British BBC to start rumours of panic buying again …. Party On …

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331 Responses to Weekend 18 December 2021

  1. tomo says:


    Sue Gray called in – the way all the twittering journalist spin it “The Cabinet Office” might be a couple of dozen senior clerks in an annex to Downing Street – when it’s got 8,000 staff and a budget of £2.1 billion… (£250k each…)

    Sue Gray has an interesting résumé – although no hint if she’s also got a trophy wall covered with stuffed heads of department and senior managers + mandarins… more’s the pity.

    The Civil Servant’s Charter will be invoked?

    Don’t hold your breath.

    I knew a country gal who kept her gelding’s bollocks in a jar in the glove compartment of her car to show to new boyfriends….


    • digg says:

      The BBC now have a bone and won’t stop worrying it until Boris has gone.

      Of course we won’t see any reports of Labour festive knees-ups at the time!

      This is so obviously down to the bitter reptile Cummins who’s own transgressions are now forgotten history as far as the BBC are concerned, he is now their go-to man!

      If I were Cummins I might do the same.

      Don’t for one minute believe this is all about Boris, he is just the weak spot, they want to bring down the Tory Government, have another Brexit referendum and restore lunatic appeasers to run the Country to please their European bosses and get us all back under the EU jackboot.

      So as stupid the Tories have been, if we want to hold on to the freedom we voted for and gained we have no option but to support Boris.

      In addition I believe that the over-reaching pressure being applied by the “medical professionals” is aimed to cause as much economic and personal distress to the Country as possible to achieve the same goal.


    • StewGreen says:

      Catchup links to most recent posts on previous thread
      page 4 started 9am on Friday
      page 3


  2. Thoughtful says:

    Seven seperate occasions lying Boris the Red and his gang of lefties have spoken of “The road to normality” and yet here we are again


    • NCBBC says:

      The road to normality as far as Boris the climate warrior is concerned, leads to edicts on Climate change ( heavy taxation of petrol and diesel cars and trucks), ongoing for a decade or more, till Industrial civilisation is so wounded that it will take a century to recover. Meanwhile we will be down to hand to mouth existence.

      The hoax of climate change has to be opposed tooth and nail and take no prisoners.

      The fact that the sayings of climate change is supported by politicians and Marxists and eco-loons, is enough to realise that this policy is designed to destroy the West, and no other country.

      So if the BBC opposes Boris- Good. He could be replaced by someone else who is sane. Which will hurt the BBC. Even better.


  3. Up2snuff says:

    Any Questions was a laugh a minute – not. Tim Stanley was very good and the Conservative Minister, Tom Purseglove, stood up for himself quite well although the women: Munira Wilson MP (LD) and Emily Thornberry (Lab) interrupted him several times. He was too polite to do it back to them.


  4. StewGreen says:

    Dec 4th Buzzfeed aimed to raise hundreds of millions by going partially public
    94% of people pulled out
    so only $16m was raised.


  5. tomo says:


    • BRISSLES says:

      I feel ashamed. My first job on leaving school was in the typing pool at Pfizer, Sandwich. Although back in the 60’s it was at the forefront of antibiotic production and was a firm of integrity (and they paid the best salaries in that SE corner of England)


      • Up2snuff says:

        Brissles, my dear old thing (well, it’s the cricket season down under and England are doing their best to lose the Ashes – again), I knew someone who worked at Pfizer more recently. Kinda prickly person (more spikes than a virus particle) on the chemistry team.


    • G says:

      That’s why they all deny Ivermectin.


  6. Sluff says:

    Not BBC. Not covid. Not Boris.

    A tragic fire in London has killed four little children.
    The mother is reported as not being at home. Strangely there is neither mention nor questions about the father. Mmmm. But let’s move on.

    The lead firefighter is interviewed. He explains that his colleagues have suffered trauma as a result and will need support.

    Hang on a minute. Isn’t this why we pay firemen…or firefighters? Do we pay them to sit playing cards and drinking cups of tea? Surely to goodness having some bottle is part of the deal, in return for full pension packages paid from their 50s. I recall a Monty Python sketch. ‘I want to leave the army’. ‘Why.’ ‘Because it’s dangerous. People have real guns’.

    What next? Ambulance drivers suffer trauma from attending accidents? Police to get time off work to recover from making arrests?

    A sad but telling example of how woke and soft certain state sections of our society have become.


    • StewGreen says:

      Thanks I’ll wait for the full facts to come out.
      Narratives that come out now are often just journalist scum stirring and making things up.


    • Wink1 says:

      Sluff, I would normally agree with you on ‘wokism ‘ however I cannot begin to imagine how traumatic it would have been to see those four tiny burnt bodies . The Firefighters would not be human if they didn’t suffer some form of trauma from facing such a horrifying scene.


      • Nibor says:

        Wink ,

        The firemen will suffer trauma but if professional will get over it because that’s what we all have to do .

        A doctor will be sad about the loss of his patients when death occurs but has to be professional.


        • taffman says:

          “The firemen will suffer trauma but if professional will get over it because that’s what we all have to do .”
          As always being the case . Take the British forces in WWI & WW2 etc, and all the public services since time immemorial.
          Wink1 needs to live in the real world not Al Beeb’s woke-o-torium .


    • Jeff says:

      For the love of God what’s wrong with you people?

      These poor sods have just discovered the charred remains of four kids.

      This has nothing whatever to do with being woke, but just being human.

      Your insensitivity is amazing.


      • Nibor says:

        Jeff , please what do you suggest?

        Can we have a meeting of minds here ! We know they will be traumatised, so a greater or lesser extent , but they will have joined the service knowing that and should be trained for it .

        Other tragedies will also happen in their careers , the same and more .

        We can’t have the emergency services personnel traumatised out the service and then a new lot in , to be traumatised out then another lot in ad finitem .

        They have our sympathy.


        • taffman says:

          And all the ambulance service , the police, the undertakers and all the coroners etc etc .
          What else can we do? But thank them and soldier on …………….
          God bless them all.


          • JohnC says:

            I think the point about this story is what the BBC report about it and whether we are told the truth.

            It could be a black parent who left them alone while she went clubbing or she could have had to slip out to buy food and had nobody to help.

            Either way the deaths were avoidable and there should be something done to change the culture behind it. However in our society now, that argument will morph to be all about racism and the BBC will fully support it. They love a good ‘victim’ story, particularly about black people. Makes them feel morally superior. The culture behind it and real reasons why there are so many single black parents will not be mentioned.

            Then it will go very quiet as they get a load more taxpayers money to compensate (ie shut them up) but nothing actually changes.


      • Foscari says:

        Jeff -Like you I find the insensitivity unbelievable. I quite often
        go too far with my sarcasm . But we are given thirteen minutes to
        edit what we have written . And I often do. And even ask the
        administrators to take some of my more provocative stuff off.
        These poor little boys may not of been all dead
        when they were found. I just cant imagine what agony they must of gone through. To be trained to deal with this, and handle it?
        For Christ’s sake ! Some Christian charity subscribers.


        • Sluff says:

          Just look at the debate covered on the posts above.
          What a shame our £4 bn state broadcaster cannot cover such ranges of opinions equally and impartially!!!!!!


      • Up2snuff says:

        Jeff, small correction – the boys were not burnt to a crisp, the firefighters tried to resucitate them. They were not pronounced dead until the children reached hospital.


      • Garry Lavin says:

        Exactly right.
        A good mate of mine was a fireman and had the advantages of having energy to do several jobs….and a huge pension.

        However, he discovered children’s bodies in a Halifax house fire…and was upset for a long time.
        He’s a proper bloke and he was unfazed by being stoned by inner city kids when they were called to church fires etc.


  7. Nibor says:

    Beeboids ,

    There are 9 billion people in the world .
    Your new heroine in North Shropshire is in the LibDim party that wants to bring a lot of people into the UK .

    So Beeboids , what conditions should we have that of those 9 billion we apply to allow to settle here ?

    Is it that they are nice ? And what percentage of that 9 billion are nice ?

    I would say that 99% and over are nice . But I’m not saying that anyone nice can settle here . What do you say Beeboids and LibDims ? All of them . Or nearly all of them . Or some of them ? If some of them , which ones ? And how many ?

    Is it the strongest that can get here? So we leave out the weakest? Or should we refuse the strongest and only take the weakest ? How do we do that ? By fighting off the strongest and “ going in “ to get the weakest ? What methods to use?

    Again the 9 billion . Not all will want to come here . But , BBC , you have never told us how many of that 9 billion won’t or can’t get here . Is it 99% , 75% , 30% , 10% , 5% ,3% , 1% , 0.5%, 00.5% ? Is the same % every year or does it increase until .. what ?

    What is the difference between absolving the ferry companies and airlines of whoever they bring into the UK and the “safe routes “ that such as the LibDims propose ?


    • digg says:

      Safe routes = everybody who wants come can, we will then allocate “immigration specialists” to provide them with the documentation they need to stay. Its a money machine at the expense of the British people who’s way of life will never be the same again.

      It’s under way in the USA right now.

      Soros would be delighted, he hates our Western “way of life”.


  8. Eddy Booth says:

    Might go back again tomorrow…



  9. Bulldog says:

    Thinking of the recent postings mentioning common sense, I discovered this thought for the day type item from the Boughton Malherbe (near Maidstone) Parish magazine of November 2009 – someone certainly had some foresight back then! Unfortunately it doesn’t seem as if common sense has made much of a comeback over the last 12 years and especially in the last couple of months.

    “Interesting and sadly rather true.

    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

    He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn’t always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

    Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

    His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

    Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

    Common Sense declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

    Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

    Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

    Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

    Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility, his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, I’m A Victim.

    Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.”

    Bojo could certainly do with a triple shot of common sense right now.


  10. Nibor says:

    If the BBC doesn’t believe in national frontiers , it should send its “ enforcement officers” , also known as “ advisers to the elderly “ to all the places the World Service broadcasts to .


  11. taffman says:

    “Top civil servant Simon Case quits No 10 party probe amid rule breach claims”
    If true, the present mob has to go !


  12. Zephir says:

    The Burundi Broadcasting Corporation are fond of pointless, or snidey, loaded, rhetorical questions.

    Why don’t they ask what everyone wants an answer to ? :

    “Kamala Harris interview with Charlamagne Tha God gets heated after he asks who ‘real’ president is”

    “”I want to know who the real president of this country is — is it Joe Biden, or Joe Manchin?”



    • Up2snuff says:

      Zephir, poor choice of interviewer for Kamala Harris? Name of interviewer likely to upset her from the start.


  13. Zephir says:

    Maybe as a service, we can submit some more questions we want answers to from the Botswana Broadcasting Corporation..such as

    Does excluding the indigenous male population from employment opportunities lead to racial harmony and an increased love of BAMES ?

    What you need to know: the military conflict in Calais that requires immediate evacuation

    Why Jewish people in England deserve your approbation whilst they are being racially abused in the middle of Oxford Street, London

    Why all women and black people are only victims when there is a white, English, male perpetrator identified


  14. Zephir says:

    Revealed: The Channel migrant welcomed to Britain and put up in an Ibis hotel, who stands accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl in Vienna



    • StewGreen says:

      That is a new article, but it is an old story
      The Sky article in November said
      “Officers from the National Extradition Unit arrested him on 29 July, and he now faces extradition from the UK.”
      “Zubaidullah is accused of raping and killing a 13-year-old girl, whose body was found rolled up in a carpet in Vienna on 26 June”

      Why wasn’t he simply extradited on the same day ?
      He’s not a British citizen, so if the Austrians want him, they should have him.


      • digg says:

        More importantly why is this nowhere to be seen that I can find on the BBC?

        We have to question the moral (and political) intent of an organisation paid for by the British Public who lie to that same public by omission to protect their stinking woke pseudo-culture.


    • Guest Who says:

      Accused? Then totes guilty on msm rules.

      And if stuck on a plane, half of the XR, Lib Dem, #FBPE crowd glued to the plane extraditing them.


  15. Scroblene says:

    If anyone has any spare time – maybe the time saved by not watching the awful BBC, a chum sent me this, and it’s – er – interesting to say the least!


    Different sort of Christmas card anyway!


    • Zephir says:

      Damn, I’ve just stashed my Monopoly game on top of the wardrobe, suggest all do the same just in case, they are suing Monopolists, I only played it once and caught the wife cheating

      Quite posssibly a trial run for swiping the house in the future, still can’t find the little green houses she swiped off the board when my head was turned.

      Why a woman like a hurricane?
      She is warm and wet when she comes and takes over half the bleeding house when she leaves.


      • Zephir says:

        She could teach Penn and bloody Teller a thing or two and probably give Merlin a run for his money the things disappearing and appearing round here.

        Like living in the Twighlight Zone.

        Considering buying myself a heavy duty nail gun for Xmas to ensure some consistency in house content from day to day


  16. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – the Toady Programme has been useful this morning .. . . .

    . . …. in that they have reminded me that Simon Milton and Eddie Lister ran Boris Johnson, er, ran Boris Johnson’s operation when he was Mayor of London. Sounds like they had it well organised, a really sterile set-up.

    I’ll need my coat before I leave. Ta.


  17. dafydd says:

    Boris Johnson now being blamed by the BBC for Mr Simon Case’s party…..they really are scraping the barrel just to continue this appalling story and it’s still being led by continued innuendo alone.

    Sky news doing the same.

    Of course if the partygate story is proven then the Tories deserve to get there arse’s kicked but until then, let’s move on.

    And why is the BBC not mentioning the drinks Starmer had with Ten people after a meeting during lock down

    They really are determined to get the scalp of Boris Johnson, by hook or by crook


    • Guest Who says:

      They will just keep wheeling out Mad Al until they twig he is almost as loathed and convincing as they are.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Guest, ‘Mad Al’? Campbell? If so, enough to get voters heading back under their duvets.


        • Guest Who says:

          The very insane. On matters Europe they rotate him, Adonut, Femi Sad Case, Lady Blubber, Some Limp No One Cares About and that doofus in the Top Hat as their panel of experts. Sad, but true. Ask Springster.


  18. Guest Who says:

    Whilst admiring the joke, never head of him.


  19. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – Did Mishal make a mistake?

    Mishal was doing ‘a Cathy Newman’ while interviewing Neil Ferguson and putting words in his mouth. Mishal plainly wants more rules so she can find Tories breaking them. Mishal stated that at the start of Lockdown 1 in March 2020, the isolation rules were ten days. This does not tally with Snuffy’s recollection of fourteen days – as any good virologist would advise – being the initial rule.

    This, if I recall correctly, was later relaxed to ten days then relaxed further to seven days and then there were calls to make it three days but I don’t recall that officially being adopted. No doubt Mishal will claim Hillary’s Exemption “I misspoke.” for her lack of knowledge about the rules. Tut tut. The Labour Party will not be inviting you to their parties ‘gatherings’ this year, Mishal.


  20. StewGreen says:

    8am local “news” hardly had any news
    – bit of Covid panic
    – Ed Davey says they are targeting our local seats now
    played clip “The swing to LibDems was 30% so… your area”
    Did every BBC local station play that #PRasNews as if he was specifically talking about your area

    – Party investigator stands down
    – Dancer will not take part in Strictly tonight
    … sorry that’s not news is it ?


  21. Right Angle says:

    This is not directly about BBC bias, but can anyone imagine a BBC “correspondent” writing anything as clear, sensible and level-headed as this:

    “I think the main issue for Boris Johnson and the Conservative party is that, well, it’s not very Conservative.

    Boris stood on a ticket of low taxes, levelling up, tight borders… And here we are…

    We’ve been given a big green agenda that seemingly came out of nowhere, that’s going to cost us all a shed load of cash and achieve diddly squat when it comes to tackling global warming.

    The Tories pledged not to raise tax, but they hiked them to help pay for health and social care, despite the fact that basically all of that money will be gobbled up by the NHS and not go to social care.

    Also, the planned cut to income tax isn’t happening either. Our border in the Channel might as well not exist.”

    “We haven’t deported a single one of them yet. I think more than Tory sleaze allegations or Christmas parties that may or may not have taken place, it’ll be the images of border force officers spending thousands and thousands of pounds on Dominos pizza for illegal immigrants that really turn Conservative voters off.”

    Ending with:
    “Look, the message is loud and clear for Boris Johnson, if he wants his Conservative party to win elections, they have to actually be a Conservative party.” (Hear, hear!)


    GB News not only asks the questions the BBC doesn’t, it also says what probably a good majority of people outside the London liberal bubble are saying!


    • Fedup2 says:

      Mark steyn on GBNews and others was talking about the need to sort out advisors in number 10. ….would that mean having to divorce his chief advisor or just kicking her out of bed?


    • Up2snuff says:

      Right Angle, Tim Stanley, Catholic correspondent for the something or other and regular BBC ‘Moral Maze’ panellist made that very point on Any Questions last night. He was on top form, witty and in a Christmassy mode unlike Thornberry & Wilson who were out to ‘get’ Boris.


  22. Fedup2 says:

    How come Sue Grey didn’t go to a Party last year – is she a party pooper ? Didn’t she get the invite ? Is she miserable ? I think there needs to be an ‘independent ‘ inquiry into this . Maybe she’s always in the kitchen at parties … always in the kitchen at parties 🎼


    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, its the Labour Party who couldn’t organise a party or a gathering in a brewery in a month of Fridays and Saturdays.


  23. AsISeeIt says:

    The usual proxies

    Our media tend to be immune to that old saying – He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone – not so the UK’s top civil servant Simon Case who: ‘had been due to report on claims Covid rules were broken at events for staff last year. But his role was put into doubt after reports a party was held in his office while London was under Covid rules‘ (BBC) – I suppose this is a roundabout way of the draining the swamp of a few of our faceless chinless civil servants.

    Speaking of obscure figures – I’m convinced I saw the effectivness of the jab against omicron, as quoted in BBC online headlines, fall from 85% down to 80% yesterday. Before your very eyes… as Arthur Askey used to quip – there’s one for the teenagers.

    Frankly, I can’t be bothered anymore trying to track and trace the statistical obfuscation and downright lies: ‘Javid’s claim of 200,000 daily cases “no longer vaid”‘ (Telegraph); ‘Deputy PM Dominic Raab wrongly declared there were 250 Omicron patients in hospital receiving treatment when there were actually 10‘ (Daily Star)

    The Financial Times prides itself on its market figures and promotes the feature Datawatch to its frontpage. Its use of the English language in its main headlines is not so precise or concise as one would like but one had assumed the FT mainly trustworthy on the facts: ‘Omicron no less severe, experts say’ (FT, 18th December) ‘Omicron’s less severe cases prompt cautious optimism in South Africa‘ (FT, 7th December)

    Ireland imposes curfews‘ (FT) because of course the virus comes out at night.

    Suffice to say our BBC loves a good lockdown and, what’s more, they want more, and are willing to demand more, via the usual proxies: ‘Covid: More measures needed to limit hospitalisations – Sage scientists

    And if you hadn’t realised by now that lockdowns are the preferred way of life for the cosy feel-good Blairite metroplitan artsy-fartsy elite, then Richard Curtis, purveyor of such saccharin middle class super-soft-porno delights as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually (Tony Blair actually appears as a thinly desguised PM character in that one) then the ‘i’ has this gem for you to ponder: ‘Richard Curtis the happy chaos of a Zoom pantomime

    Panto is traditionally where boys dress up as girls and vice versa – and the other vital ingredient (used to be) the audience and audience participation.

    Can’t you just imagine it? The lovable pair of gay Dick Whittingtons and their pussy. The Bridget Jones-type in a wheelchair rescued by either Hugh or Richard E Grant saying something twee like: “You’re in quite a pickle, aren’t you” – which stands in for “It’s behind you” in panto parlance. Obama’s “Yes we can” replaces “Oh no it isn’t” for our American friends who tend to get a nod for commercial reasons.

    And in case you hadn’t guessed: ‘I was sitting in on the recording of Beauty & The Beast – the Comic Relief Zoom pantomime for BBC Two this year

    The Guardian feels it is high time they rolled out a good cliché: ‘Johnson “in last chance saloon”‘ – I do hope the saloon barstaff were all masked up and social distancing was observed – despite the whole last chance ambience of the place.

    They were all at it..‘ – protests the Daily Mirror. They have: ‘Party probe office had a party‘ in mind but the notion of them all being at it might just as well stand for the Mirror’s feature: ‘Sex and the City star Noth groped me by Mirror’s Polly Hudson

    If you’ve ever read a single word I’ve written you’ll know I love Sex and The City more than life itself.‘ (Polly Hudon 2010 when her only complaint was about the movie version being pants) – there was a time when the Labour-supporting Mirror was more Coronation Street orientated, but hey-ho.

    I’m surprised the chronically coronaphobic ‘i’ newspaper is still brave enough to put itself out these days: ‘Omicron infections now out of control‘ – when – we might ask ourselves – was the infection rate ever actually within our control? This is of course the dubious claim of the lockdown proponents – the notion that we can control infections – you know, like some claim we can control the climate.

    It’s odds on for snow on Dec 25!‘ (Daily Star) – according to bookies. I doubt it is close to odds on it won’t snow on Christmas Day or I might take a punt and blame a bum tip off Greta if it does snow?


  24. Fedup2 says:

    I’m out of UK .Today – because of government rules I have to get public transport to go the 20 miles to the airport from which I want to fly and get a covid test to see if I am fit to go to the airport and fly … just saying …


    • moggie63 says:

      This whole business has been full of these types of inconsistencies and contradictions from the very start. The people supposedly in charge clearly don’t have a clue.


  25. Sluff says:

    Why is Boris useless?
    Is it because
    1. He listens to princess nut nuts too much
    2. He’s in essence a journalist not a manager
    3. He’s in thrall to the red wall, overpromising and under-delivering
    4. Arising from 3. He’s forgotten his main supporter base.
    5. Arising from 3. and 4. He’s forgotten why many vote Tory – low taxes, small state, patriotic, economically literate, and is in fact doing the opposite.
    6. He has not thought through any counters to his enemies. Remoaners in particular have not given up. The entitled civil service likewise. Ditto the BBC of course.
    7. He’s allowed himself to get into a position where the MSM and even the general public literally blame him for everything. From Mrs. Mctavishes poor bus service in the Outer Hebrides to anything at all that goes wrong in the ‘wonderful’ NHS to being expected to know what is going on in every single office in every government building (on the off chance there is a party). When even the Cabinet Secretary has to step down you know Boris is in trouble even if entirely innocent.
    8. His advisors don’t advise. If anything they help him dig his own holes.
    9. Various combinations of the above.

    Maybe the solution is to do an Eden. Overweight, worn out, two babies, previously very ill with covid, a retirement on ill-health grounds would be justifiable and allow for a relatively dignified exit.
    But as to a vote-winning, competent replacement I can offer nothing realistic.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Great post, Sluff, nailed right there in there somewhere.


    • gb123 says:

      Maybe Boris needs to look at how Ronald Regan dealt with government agency dissent.
      ” Government cannot close down the assembly line. It has to provide without interruption the protective services which are government’s reason for being”
      In response to the Air Traffic controller strike. Werther the controllers were right or wrong it sent a signal to other government agencies where the line was drawn.


  26. Jeff says:

    Someone has just sent me a link about a book published, according to them, quite a while ago, all about our latest covid killer, Omicron.

    I’m a member of several groups that are, to say the least, a tad sceptical about our (over) reaction to covid and on occasion I’ve seen claims that when investigated turn out to be false… but not this time…

    “Understanding the Omicron Variant” by Dr Theresa Bishop is available on Amazon. You can buy it both on kindle and paperback.

    Now, here’s the thing, how on God’s Earth is it possible to have compiled all the info, written an in depth study and analysis of the disease and published a book about a variant we’ve only been aware of a matter of weeks. And it’s already available in paperback.

    It just isn’t feasible…


  27. Lefty Wright says:

    Will it be renamed as “The Wokest Link”


  28. Althepalerp says:

    The Lib Dems want to Ban Plastic balloons, but are happy to use for a cheap political stunt. MSM happy to give them a free pass.


  29. Guest Who says:

    An ex Beeboid writing this in response is hilarious.


  30. theisland says:

    Craig invites nominations for ITBB’s inaugural BBC Top Bias awards
    Suggestions are gathering apace.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Thats a tricky one i think people who both take BBC output and still pay the TV tax should get additional weighting in their nomination

      And perhaps it should be divided into

      Green crap
      BBC reporters
      BBC editorial
      Best Project Fear
      And more ..


  31. digg says:

    The woking Tories roll on….

    Trudy Harrison who only recently became a Tory MP and at lightening speed was elevated to transport Minister announced she wants to ban private car ownership and force us all to use public transport only.


    Trudy Harrison I hear you ask. Trudy who?


    Oh that Trudy Harrison!


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes Trudy is one of the reasons people like me refer to her party as Blue Labour . They are squandering their majority – supporting dead duck Blue Labour PM and acting like a Socialist government .

      Saddest thing is there is no ( practical ) alternative in a one party state which deceives the public into believing it is a democracy .

      I was trying to find out when the Southend bi election is but it hasn’t been listed . I bet the blue labour lot would want it in 2024 … i hope they get wiped out – Amess or not .


    • G says:

      Parliament really knows how to dig them up from somewhere. The question must be to the aspiring MP: ‘Do you possess any bizarre thoughts which you would like to come true?’


  32. tomo says:

    Alina Chan interview


  33. tomo says:

    Some news that doesn’t seem to have percolated through the BBC newsrooms?


  34. digg says:

    BBC R4 Dead Ringers on now is simply a tired, cheap vilify Boris and the Tories political party broadcast. It reveals everything about the inner workings and bias of the BBC.


  35. tomo says:


  36. Fedup2 says:

    Classic case of an organisation getting so big that it thinks having such positions so far away from the core purpose is a good thing …
    And nothing and no one to stop it


  37. JohnC says:

    I wonder which marketing executive thought that getting ‘battery-acid’ nasty Jo Brand to voice the ‘Crisis at Christmas’ campaign was a good idea.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Probably from the same school of thought that came up with the idea of asking for a contribution of £29.06. The cynical thinking here is that the average member of the population will think: “Oh, they are asking for a carefully calculated sum that just covers the costs, and not so much as a single extra penny more. So it must all be genuine”. It’s just a psychological trick, of the same variety that’s intended to persuade people that £9.99 is much less than £10 or that you really can buy a litre of petrol priced to the nearest tenth of a penny. If they said “We need a contribution of thirty quid (or whatever you can give)” it would be credible. But then, of course, anything with Jo Brand involved would exclude many people from putting their hand in their pocket anyway.


    • harry142857 says:

      Looking at their own accounts
      (just Google Charity Commission and use the search facility) they have ‘cash at bank or at hand’ of over £30,000,000, up from £21,000,000 the previous year
      and are still begging for more.

      A lot coming from the Peoples Postcode Lottery.


    • moggie63 says:

      If a charity I donate to used that repulsive, left wing, fat cow to advertise, they’d never see another penny from me. I bet I’m not the only one by a long way.


      • Scroblene says:

        We’ve had two handwritten cards from our favoured and only charity, the Kent Air Ambulance, thanking us for just a few quid, and buying their Christmas cards etc.

        They’re really worth their weight in gold and pay themselves survival money only, nothing like the fat crowds that arch-lefties like the toad Miliband gets ($1m) in the US!

        But there again, the charities over there fawn over old farts like mr biden, so they get what they want.


  38. JimS says:

    Radio 4 Extra advert enthusiastically promotes Rosie Jones:Box Ticker Too.

    Sorry but radio requires the ability to speak and comedy requires good timing. Ms Jones has neither.

    Where will this end? Bash Street Third Team rather than Premium League, Nish Kumar rather than The Potter’s Wheel?


  39. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I see (breitbart) the government want a 2 week circuit breaker, otherwise known as a shutdown or lockdown, to combat omicron.

    No doubt they will then have to extend it and so on as before.

    Headlines in a year or two.
    UK locked down as a man with hiccups is reported to have been seen in London.
    Just to be on the safe side says PM Sunak.
    10 million a day could get hiccups says professor Ferguson.
    Better safe than sorry says 90% in a public poll.
    UK citizens banned from all travel to France.
    None of today’s 100,000 doctors, scientists and nuclear physicist dinghy arrivals reported to be affected.

    Back in the days when I was younger, when the artist formerly known as Prince was known as Prince, we had nothing like this current load of lying rubbish filling Westminster.
    It would be funny if it was a film, ‘Carrie on prime minister’ or something like that although people in those days would think it too far fetched to believe.


    • popeye says:

      The BBC has been advised by SAGE, after receiving data from Imperial College that during Christmas 2020 not a single member of the public had been mauled to death by rampaging lions, the efficacy of lockdown is proven and should be repeated this year. If it saves one life…


    • Up2snuff says:

      I’ve had hiccoughs (hiccups) ⛬ I am immune. 🙂


  40. tomo says:

    Is the zombie Spitting Image still lurching around?

    – I saw this and it made me think of their portrayal of our brave bobbies in the original series?


  41. tomo says:

    Kamala is a heartbeat away from the POTUS gig….


  42. Guest Who says:

    Heart warming tale from the shires…

    The #Worcestershire family of a nine-year-old boy say it is possible Covid “saved” him after it led to them spotting his cancer.


    Well, there is that ‘possible’. But overall Covid has been great for spotting cancer it seems. Maybe Springster could just verify that?


  43. Guest Who says:

    Nope. Him either.

    Is it bbc self promo day?


  44. Guest Who says:

    Holding power to account must be exhausting.


  45. G.W.F. says:

    I am shaking with hurt and feel offended by the sport reporter on BBC News tonight 5.30pm. who referred to the ‘aussies’ when reporting on cricket. What will happen when the aussies play against the pakis?


    • Lefty Wright says:



      • Fedup2 says:

        Guessing that one won’t be turning up in a ‘highlights special ‘on Christmas Day ….. ‘Christmas Day with the Stars’…can you imagine that now ….. I suppose the big show on the BBC now is East Enders with someone topping themselves ….


  46. Sluff says:

    I’ve just staggered through the litany of unceasing doom and gloom stories, one after another, on the BBC evening news.

    I’m more convinced than ever that the news department is sponsored by Wilkinson Sword razor blades.

    The doom and gloom is sought and reported with no balance and in some cases downright deceit and lies.

    PS the booster jabs targetting first the elderly have successfully reduced the mortality rate of the over 80s. See ONS statistics. Thus total daily deaths have been stable, even declining, for several weeks.
    Not of course reported by the BBC.


    • JohnC says:

      Absolutely : and the deaths are all that matter. Other than that it’s just another cold or flu.

      Everything the BBC do these days is agenda driven. This is the legacy of Floyd and BLM : they have discovered just how much they can get away with.


  47. Fedup2 says:

    The BBC does run project fear and then sends reporters to High Streets to report on empty shops – then repeat …..

    I’m not consuming BBC product at the moment but how many hospitals are overwhelmed ? How many ‘staff ‘ are chucking the Christmas sickie ….


  48. Dobyns says:

    al beeb will never report this … and these are official numbers from the JoeBama Administration

    Del Rio is only one of several ‘official’ border crossing point in Texas.  There are dozens of other crossing points all along the Mexican border from Texas to California. 

    28K in ONE month 🤬🤬🤬🤬 …  And these are the ones who got caught‼️



  49. Richard Pinder says:

    I think Andrew Neil thinks that the vaccinated will all die from Omicron. Unless the unvaccinated get vaccinated. If not, then only the unvaccinated will survive due to natural immunity. Others say that the vaccine kills ten times more young people than Covid. But these statisticians are censored by the main-stream media. Others censor Bobby Kennedy Junior who thinks that none use of Ivermectin is mass murder. But Boris and the Labour Party are on the same side of the madhouse.

    I think hundreds of people die from cancer per day. One died with Omicron.

    I think hundreds of blacks are killed by blacks per year. One was killed by a white called Chauvin.

    I believe Andrew Neil has brain damage from a vaccine. Why else would he fear being infected by Omicron?


    • Up2snuff says:

      Richard, it is the bizarre reasoning applied by many people who cannot think for themselves and, like the BBC’s Mishal Husain, have to have rules for every area of their lives. For some peculiar reason, because these people are Socialists and opposed to Boris Johnson as PM they accept his word that the vaccine is essential and they put their faith in it – 1st dose (insufficient), 2nd dose (insufficient) + booster dose (OK, well possibly, about 70%) will save them from getting seriously ill.

      They are incapable of working out that the so-called ‘vaccines’ that they are putting all their faith in actually wear off and become ineffective.