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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  1. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Not BBC sorry. But can anybody help me? Each year around Xmas I attend a friend’s dinner party. They have been very enjoyable with good talk good manners. Last year the hostess proposed a toast to Jacinda Ardern. Fortunately it was proposed in a way that enabled me to join in. That was followed by a guest proposing a salute to Jacinda’s government in which I did not participate but my abstention was not noticed.
    I am sure this year the hostess will propose another toast to her hero Jacinda. Can anyone inform me of a the correct etiquette to enable me to abstain from toasting a prime minister I loathe?


    • JimS says:

      If Elizabeth Warren can do it I am sure you can claim to be Māori – bonus victim points!


      • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

        Ha! Very good, Jim S. I’m sure that would actually work as the worse thing the white liberals can do here is offend a Maori.

        You may be interested to know that Jacinda Arderns government is trying to change the name of this country to Aotearoa. They also are planning moves to revoke democracy as we know it and introduce a system of part-tribal government.
        This may sound like nonsense but the way her government is operating is really scary. She has no mandate for this all is done by stealth and deception. The media here are all as compliant as the BBC is in the UK . I can explain more in detail if anybody is interested,


        • Up2snuff says:

          Yasser, you might (if the dinner party gathering guests dislike Tony Blair as much as some do here in the UK) mention that Ardern worked for Tony Blair in London for a while and because of that and the lives lost in Gulf 2 (on all sides) that you cannot possibly join in the toast.

          It might, of course, put a bit of a dampener on proceedings.


        • JimS says:

          I have always found it odd that New Zealand and Australian politics have strong ‘lefty’ elements when one might imagine that the rural and pioneer heritage would make for ‘small c’ conservatism and a ‘can do attitude’ – something like the USA used to be.

          Australia can be strangely authoritarian, we had a set of DIY books once that said that for Australians the chapters were ‘for information only’, (I can’t believe that someone in the outback would wait on a registered plumber/electrician to fix simple faults!).

          I heard it said recently that Australians are not only descended from convicts but also the guards, which explains the authoritarianism.

          Perhaps just like we are supposed to grow like our pet dogs New Zealanders are growing to be like sheep?

          Take courage, surely sanity must return some day soon?


    • markh says:

      Break wind at the appropriate moment.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I would outwoke them . Perhaps take along a framed picture of the mad tart or that mental green teenager – as a christmas present …


    • Zelazek says:


      Your social dilemma has intrigued me. Some form of it must be painfully familiar to many here.

      I think it comes down to how important this friendship is to you. If it means more to you than your political opinion of Ardern, then just play along. If you believe that your obvious abstention would cause an ugly scene or risk the loss of that friendship, your joining in can be morally justified, both to yourself and the world at large.

      If though you can’t bear betraying your political principles by participating in the toast, the correct etiquette is apparently to raise your glass but only pretend to drink. Your conscience is clear and you haven’t insulted your hostess. Only you, God, and your pals on this site will know and understand the truth.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Yasser – memorise Arderns’ rise to power and her life story . Spend the entire evening talking about her whilst keeping a straight face … more toasts as the booze flows …. It Christmas ( unless she has banned that as well because it insults the indigenous population or seals ) …


    • digg says:

      I’m afraid there is no cure for this. Your friend is infected with the common myopic image of someone who has been anointed and sainted by the media. Your friend will be seeing a strong female with a 100% right on view of all things. They will not be seeing the stupidity, the narrow-mindedness and all the other faults that Jacinda really has.

      There is no cure, you have two options, stay silent or ditch your friend.


    • Nibor says:

      Is Jacinda Ahernia teetotal?


  2. Guest Who says:

    I wondered why this was on my timeline. Then… the bio..


  3. Guest Who says:

    oT, but whoever does ‘envy of the world’ PR, is a subversive genius.


  4. Dover Sentry says:

    One huge benefit of Omicron is that it has cured climate change. No mention by our BBC anymore.


    • StewGreen says:

      The only Climate change article in last Saturday’s Times
      was Justin Rowalatt being censured for fakenews
      as a result of Paul Homewood taking his complaint all the way
      I suspect other people complained too.


      • digg says:

        Climate Change goes into hibernation for the winter dontcha know!


        • G says:

          No, wintertime, (certainly in the UK) prompts scepticism – We cannot recognise ‘Global Warming’ when our nuts are freezing off.


    • Banania says:

      First the flu, then climate change; thank heavens for corony.


  5. Sluff says:

    BBC but not overtly biased. Sometimes the bias is not what they do, but what they choose not to do.
    Some ten years ago, Mr S senior, with dementia but keen to live in his home still (200 miles from me) had to go into hospital a couple of times. Not serious but needed checking out. I well remember the stress of trying to get through to the hospital for updates, often to no avail. I won’t bore you with the details of two nearly catastrophic hospital discharges and the great difficulty of getting things sorted out from afar.

    So I read this BBC story today with a very great deal of empathy and appreciation.

    ‘Families struggle to speak to patients in hospital’

    Now this is portrayed as a covid issue but I know damn well from my above experience that is a convenient smokescreen.
    Why the h*** does the BBC not get off its fat a*** and do some investigating?

    Because what we have here is the real NHS seen across a decade. Incapable of improvement. No discernible interest in the impact their ‘service’ has on patients and families. Obsession with process and not outcomes. Irredeemable. Unreformable. Yet this travesty which costs us hundreds of billions is supported uncritically by so many of the public, the same public apparently in convulsions about whether two or more people had a drink together in a Downing Street office over a year ago.I am lost for further words.


    • Scroblene says:

      I hope things turned out OK, Sluff.

      One of the reasons is Old Holborn’s piece a few pages back, where millions are being spent on NHS diversity crap, and not much on information for worried relatives!


  6. theisland says:

    Michael Heaver – contradictory reports about the role of the ECJ in the NI Protocol. It’s looking like the UK is giving in to EU demands.

    And now we hear Lord Frost has resigned over the “political direction” of the government.



  7. theisland says:



    • StewGreen says:

      It’s not like every queue jumping illegal is a rapist
      but volunteers will probably remember helping one or two
      What would they say to the families of victims ?

      You can’t put Humpty together again
      so it would be best to stop Humpty sitting on the wall in the first place.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Do I get the feeling she is not licenced to to do jabs ? I really would have thought she’d take some real stick for not helping out with national jabbing … but then again I suppose she hasn’t any affiliation to Blighty …


  8. Althepalerp says:

    The so called Ethical store the CO-OP still making millions out of selling cigarettes. Where`s the protests?


    • StewGreen says:

      The stores business model seems to rely heavily on
      – selling alcohol to alcoholics .. with a loaf of bread in the basket with wine or Speacial Bru
      – selling scratchcards and lottery tickets to gambling addicts


  9. Eddy Booth says:

    Any BBC mention of today’s Freedom March in London ?
    If it’s on their website I can’t see 😀


  10. StewGreen says:

    Radio4 7pm a claim that Omicron is doubling every 2 days
    that is a bit misleading cos the overall pattern of Covid is not superrapid growth
    There was a sudden 60% leap from 50K Monday to 80K Tuesday
    then the daily growth was steady to 92K Monday
    then Wednesday slight rise
    and Thursday maybe a slight fall

    The context is increased tests
    picking up cases which would have been missed before

    Deaths are still trending down with the 7 day average being 112



  11. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV

    8pm -1:35pm Madonna night

    7:30pm Gameshow not presented by Lineker, but Ian Wright instead

    8pm -9pm Great Battles : Waterloo

    Channel5 7:35pm-9pm Dickens doco
    preceded by the 1951 A Chrusmas Carol

    Sky Arts
    9:40pm a doco about Spike Lee then a Spike Lee film


  12. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Lord Frost gone now! What will it take to shake this government into commonsense?


    • Doublethinker says:

      It takes something special to make me want rid of a Tory PM, I even stuck by Major (More fool I) but I wanted rid of May and now I want rid of Boris ASAP. Please give us a PM who at least seems to hold conservative values. Boris has gone Woke and he needs to be gor rid of.


    • StewGreen says:

      A recent Frost speech
      Lord Frost, Boris Johnson’s Brexit minister and one of his closest allies, has resigned in protest at the ‘direction’ of the government.
      He has been making his discomfiture clear for a while, most recently in this speech to the Centre for Policy Studies where he said he believed in low tax (Johnson is raising tax) and no vaccine passports (Johnson forced them through with Labour votes last week).

      Invoking Margaret Thatcher’s Bruges speech he said – in a clear warning to the Prime Minister
      – ‘We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the European Union from Britain with Brexit, only to import that European model after all this time’. Here is an extract from the speech:

      We have taken a different road in the UK. Our elections now matter and everything can change as a result of them. That means politicians have to compete in the marketplace of ideas. We have to persuade people that free markets and free institutions are the best way forward. If we can’t – we lose. And that is all the more important because we are on our own now. Our destiny is in our own hands and we have to step up and compete at a global level. It is no longer good enough to be the most attractive economy in the EU.

      We face global competition and we have to benchmark ourselves against the whole of the world. That is a big challenge – for government as well as the private sector. That is why I have the job I have – trying to ensure there is consistency between what’s required by our agreement with the EU, by our FTAs with other countries, and by the programme of domestic reforms that our new freedoms make possible.

      What Brexit means for the future is dependent on whether we can seize these opportunities. Whether we can liberalise, free up, create competition on our own market, create the conditions for innovation and productivity growth.
      So I can’t share the views of those who think we can treat the private sector as just a convenient way of keeping the public sector running. It isn’t just a source of taxes.
      Nor is it a bunch of people who will inevitably do bad things unless the Government keeps a very close eye on them.

      We can’t carry on as we were before and if after Brexit all we do is import the European social model we will not succeed. We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the European Union from Britain with Brexit, only to import that European model after all this time.

      So we need to reform fast, and those reforms are going to involve doing things differently from the EU. If we stick to EU models, but behind our own tariff wall and with a smaller market, we obviously won’t succeed.

      It is all too easy to get captured by the interest groups and the lobbies. We don’t have time for that. The world is not standing still. No-one owes us a living. Earning one is now fully in our own hands. The formula for success as a country is well known.
      Low taxes – I agree with the Chancellor, as he said in his Budget speech, our goal must be to reduce taxes.

      Light-touch and proportionate regulation, whatever our policy objectives. Free trade – of course – simultaneously increasing consumer choice while reducing consumer costs. Ensuring competition stops complacency – keeping our economy fit and responsive to innovation and progress abroad.

      And personal freedom and responsibility. Unavoidably, we have had a lot of state direction and control during the pandemic. That cannot and must not last for ever, and I am glad that it is not. I am very happy that free Britain, or at least merry England, is probably now the free-est country in the world as regards covid restrictions.
      No mask rules, no vaccine passports – and long may it remain so.

      – comments


  13. Dover Sentry says:

    The blob grinds down the rebels. Frost was lost to the blob. NI is the foot in the door for the EU. If we don’t make a stand, in time we will be back in the EU, but in a kinder gentler way 😉


  14. Guest Who says:

    Actual lol.


  15. dafydd says:

    Lord Frost leaves the Government…

    This needs to be serious wake up call for Boris Johnson.

    Lord Frost holds true Conservative values and his resignation just shows how far Boris Johnson has moved to the centre left..

    Perhaps it is time Boris left, never thought I would think that


    • taffman says:

      Does Peppa The Pig’s “Build Back Better” mean to demolish the old traditional, conservative system then rebuild it ?
      Could Peppa be a closet Liberal gradually moving Great Britain back in to the EU?
      We need a Nigel Farage, ‘Bob the Builder’ more than ever now to get rid of this blundering, blustering idiot !
      Why can’t the Tories see this ?


  16. Rich says:

    Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

    ‘Two-thirds of voters want a referendum on axing BBC licence fee, and less than 25% think the same old Christmas Day shows are value for money, new poll finds’



  17. taffman says:

    “Migrant crossings: More than 900 cross Channel in two days”
    Another good reason to get rid of the idiots in our government and Home Office that have done zilch about this invasion since they came to power .
    I can assure you Tory supporters, that there will be “lessons to be learned” perhaps not by you but your children .


    • digg says:

      And the BBC report it as we are making it too hard for them to come and putting them at risk.

      “You will take as many illegal immigrants as we demand and make sure they live in absolute comfort!” seems to be the general direction.


    • tomo says:

      You watch …

      Border Force and The Home Office will have an awards ceremony or several.


  18. tomo says:

    Ahhh…. so Jupiter, Florida is the new Dungeness….


    • theisland says:

      Opening the border may be the single most destructive thing that any administration has ever done to this country.

      Welcome to our world, Tucker.
      The same ‘people’ who control Biden are the same ‘people’ who control the UK.

      At least the Americans are armed.


    • Old Goat says:

      Shades of the British south coast, and that of Spain.


  19. StewGreen says:

    Are tonight’s Game shows and Chat shows diverse ?

    6pm ITV Dumb game show with presenter @StephenMulhern
    Guests : Anton Du Beke, @ranvir01 and @Cath_Tyldesley

    6:10pm, BBC 1 The #WeakestLink
    with Anton Du Beke

    7pm-9pm BBC1 Strictly
    Presenter Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman
    Judges : Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse
    With Singer Ed Sheeran

    9pm Presenter Michael McIntyre show
    “Experts” : Jordan Banjo, Liam Charles, Gemma Collins, Rochelle Humes, Lorraine Kelly, Dara O Briain, Fred Sirieix

    Who ? ” Fred Sirieix is a French maître d’hôtel best known for appearing on Channel 4’s First Dates”

    ITV The Chase
    Mark Chapman football presenter, Gillian Joseph Sky news presenter, Ryan Sidebottom cricket player and Fred MacAulay comedian.

    The Talk Shows
    9;30pm ITV Paul O’Grady
    with Paddy McGuinness (is he different from @StephenMulhern
    or Bradley Walsh ? suited gameshow hosts)
    Sunetra Sarker (from Casualty)
    Joan Collins, Julian Clary (ex stage name The Joan Collins Fan club)
    Julian Clary was on Radio4 this morning plugging his book and mentioned that Paul O’Grady is his best friend

    10:35 Jonathon Ross Show
    @russellhoward, @BradleyWalsh, comedian @RoisinConaty
    @LeonaLewis black singer
    Included a quiz item copying the “The Chase”


  20. taffman says:

    “Manchester Arena attack: Victim’s mum graduates in counter-terrorism”
    Good luck with that one as hundreds land unhindered on our shores on a daily basis.


    • JohnC says:

      Just checked the article but I knew already : no mention whatsoever about the motivation and reason for the attack.

      I wonder if the main thrust of the ‘counter terrorism’ course was ‘throw away any journalistic ethics and responsibility to reporting the truth in case you upset them’ like the one the BBC give their reporters clearly is.


  21. JimS says:

    Curious to note that last two Christmas cards came in envelopes with code strips alongside.

    Apparently called Datamatrix and in the UK will identify individual stamps.

    Oh joy, yet another tool to track us plebs.


  22. pugnazious says:

    The BBC is obsessed with ‘QAnon’….a group that most people would never have heard about were it not for…er…the likes of the BBC giving them publicity….and always trying to link them to January 6 and Trump.

    Apparently QAnon are bad, very bad…

    ‘When Stephanie Hegarty travelled to the US to meet adherents of the “QAnon” theory, she did not expect to change their minds. These are people who believe there is an international, underground sex ring, linked to senior world leaders with a secret fondness for worshipping the devil’

    Why is the BBC so obsessed with what must be a tiny little group with some weird ideas that no-one believes and have probably never heard of? Why continually report on them as if they have the presence and influence of the Nazis in 1930’s Germany or the Communists in Stalin’s Russia?

    So a goup that thinks there is a paedophile ring operating at the highest level and which promotes that story regardless of proof….er…actually sounds a lot like the BBC…they were ‘with Nick’….

    ‘BBC News also bought into Nick and his claims, providing a platform upon which he could build a mountain of lies. In December 2014, Nick’s interview with BBC News about his alleged child sex ordeal was broadcast on primetime news bulletins.

    One journalist was so excited that he is alleged to have described it as potentially ‘the biggest political scandal since Watergate’.’


    BBC journalists criticised in Westminster VIP paedophile ring probe

    No irony that the BBC was so quick to spread the lies about Tory politicians and sex abuse whilst completely ignoring the very real allegations about the thousands of young white girls being raped, abused and beaten by Muslims in Rochdale and Rotherham.


  23. Zephir says:


    THOUSANDS OF CHILD VICTIMS as yound as 12, trafficked, gang raped, beaten, tortured and racially abused by gangs of PAKI men.

    racially motivated, planned and organised, including child trafficking for profit, STILL going on and IGNORED by the twisted bbc.

    ONE person who stood up and spoke publicly about it VILIFIED by the bbc and msm, and hounded by the bbc and police and dragged into court over and over again on various charges including “mortgage fraud”.

    And they whine on and on about women’s safety, racism and slavery

    But ONLY if there are white males to attack as perpetrators

    Sick in the extreme. AND commented on around the world.


    • Zephir says:

      In my view, If there is ONE thing that should make any normal persons ” blood boil” about the bbc especially, and the rest of the msm and government it is the above

      And one reason why I ignore their talk of racism

      While the above continues I do not bloody care in the slightest about their claims of slavery, womens safety or racism AT ALL

      (which amounts to someone saying a stupid word they all use themselves anyway, and for which a woman was jailed for using last week)


  24. Guest Who says:

    BBC could get Martin Bashir in to investigate, with a team from Wendy’s Unit.


  25. Zephir says:

    And when I see the various “charities” begging for starving and sick children in these areas I am minded what so many of their fathers are up to, and how much rockets, machetes, guns and bombs cost:

    Rockets fired toward US Embassy in Baghdad; one shot down, other misses
    The rocket fire came less than two weeks after the top U.S. commander for the Middle East warned of possible attacks by Iranian-backed militias


    ISIS-linked extremists decapitate Christian pastor before handing his severed head to his wife to show authorities in Mozambique


    GOP senators urge State Department to put Nigeria back on religious freedom ‘concern’ list


    Taliban’s new media guidelines ban TV dramas with female actors, make women journalists wear hijabs



  26. Zephir says:

    Be afraid, be very afraid……

    PETER HITCHENS: A return for Tony Blair? That really is my nightmare before Christmas…A nightmare haunts my dreams, that the Blair Creature will return to rule us again. I very much fear that the country and the Labour Party will soon be ready for this moment.

    “think about it. Millions of people clearly want to be ruled by some sort of populist strongman who bosses them around for their own good.

    Covid, which seems to have become a permanent fixture rather than a passing disease, provides a perpetual excuse for such a government.

    Why? Because they can see that we have entered a new stage of the revolution which has been transforming this country, for the past 60 years, into a multicultural, Green, post-Christian, sexually liberated and egalitarian state in which only one opinion is, in reality, allowed.

    Covid, quite unexpectedly, has provided the pretext for so much of what they have long wanted, surveillance, social control, the driving of dissent to the margins of life.

    For, if dissent can be portrayed as actually dangerous to the health of the people, then why should the people put up with it?”



    • Fedup2 says:

      Zephir – I think Blair came back long ago – just with a mad hair style gimmick ….


  27. Fedup2 says:

    I wonder why Lord Frost walked now ? Was it because he realised he was working for an amoral mad green socialist and her husband ?

    Maybe people of the Right are finally waking up and realising the current gang is no where being a Party of the Right …and starting to prepare for permanent opposition because the next l]socialist government will fix the election process …


    • Scroblene says:

      Too right, Fed!

      We have one of those Daily Mail tea towels which celebrated Brexit. It is stuck to a kitchen cupboard door, but keeps falling off…

      There’s a moral to this, but at this time of day, I’m buggered if I know what it is!


  28. Guest Who says:

    Guessing this is not about a brothel?

    Anyhoo, noting dey don have a word for ‘allegedly’, but the BBc does…


    With added woke. Discuss.


    • Guest Who says:

      Next on the the bbc… allegedly…


      • Guest Who says:

        Here’s Sam of Sky..

        Be funny if Marianna, Dino, and the rest of the kids RTd him.

        They are the new breed of journalism, sources close to the cloud Sam is on say.


      • tarien says:

        Coercive measures-Johnson has already been bulldozed into doing the bidding of those that control government inc SAGE who have no more understanding of what they are spowting. Most of my family have had a dose of Covid19 nasty but they with healthy immune systems recovered within a week, their Covid was not because of any testing therefore they were not added to the case figures that keep being forced at us by the BBC night after night. Are we to accept that the rise in cases comes through people having tested positive? But with PCR being such a suspect test can we really accept the numbers thrown out?


  29. JimS says:

    The utterley useless BBC Radio 4 Extra ought to be broadcasting D for Dexter, Omnibus Edition, Episode 2 at this moment, however they are dishing up Episode 1, the same as they put out last Sunday.

    What with continuity announcers that give away plot lines, trailers that repeat over and over 50% of some programmes it is high time the BBC’s licence to run this channel was taken away from them, along with the BBC archive.

    Perhaps then we can hear what is actually ‘written on the tin’ and also do away with all the patronising ‘language and attitudes of the time’ warnings.


  30. Guest Who says:

    BBC shires and their commissar placements in local press are asking THE EXACT SAME QUESTION.


  31. taffman says:

    How long have Peppa the Pig and SAGE got to go before they are kicked out ?
    The general public do not believe them anymore .


    • Fedup2 says:

      I reckon the next bi election ( Southend ) could be the key – if the blue labour lot lose that to Reform et al then a lot more ‘tories ‘ might realise their lefty government is doomed unless someone with even a few Right wing policies takes over .

      The other big thing not being picked up by wealthy politicians is real inflation – such as the cost of stuff rapidly rising across the board . Blaming the world or covid won’t stop people feeling peed off and turning on nut nut .

      I think the time for amusing buffoonery ended with peppa pig .

      Nut nut can go off and carry on breeding … with Carrie and the others …


      • theisland says:

        Are Reform UK going to contest the seat?
        They originally said they weren’t going to.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I think one of the outfits it going too – but this idea of not offering a candidate is not on -irrespective of the cause . People deserve a voics


  32. JohnC says:

    ‘Covid: London ‘major incident’ declared due to Omicron rise’

    Oh dear. How sad. Never mind.

    Apparently a third of them are not vaccinated. I wonder which third it is …

    We won’t go there.


  33. Zephir says:

    Meanwhile, in a swamp across the pond…

    Psaki skips Afghanistan in list of Biden’s ‘biggest foreign policy successes’
    The Biden admin admitted this week it left more US citizens behind in Afghanistan


    Michelle Obama may be an ‘Oprah in waiting,’ Raymond Arroyo says
    The former first lady seemed like an interviewer during a recent TV appearance, Arroyo said during the ‘Friday Follies’ segment on ‘The Ingraham Angle’



  34. Foscari says:

    On a lighter note I watched the final of “Strictly” last night.
    I have been watching it off and on during the series. And as
    a dancer myself. Well you know the kind whom everybody
    claps and laughs at.
    Rose and Giovanni were in a class of their own ,in my opinion.
    Johannes and John were the couple who were most fond
    of each other. And in fact Johannes was the best professional dancer.
    I expect that BIG BROTHER at the diversity department at the
    BBC must of been upset by the result. With the maxim that
    all diversities are equal . But some diversities are more equal than others.
    To be honest I thought that the brilliant professional Johannes
    showed up his partner . Who at times looked liked he was
    prancing around.
    The scoring has become silly of late. With tens being handed out
    like confetti . Even Craig Revel Horwood has become intimidated
    by the booing of the supporters and sycophants when he gives
    a nine .As for the other judges they might of well had robots
    to take their places to just hand out the tens.


    • Fedup2 says:

      What is ‘ strictly’?


      • Foscari says:

        Fedup2- It is dance competition which is pushing out
        the boundaries of our new society. Of course this is
        a good thing. I hope that we will able to see a lesbian
        mixed race duet in the next competition. Or better
        still a transgender couple. However I am surprised that
        the BBC let just a deaf young lady win. Even though
        she was far the best “celebrity” dancer. There were far more
        diverse candidates.


  35. Guest Who says:

    Smug, in 1,000 words or less.


  36. dafydd says:

    Listening to Labours Wes Streeting ( shadow health) on Sky News at the moment.

    FFS, God help us if Labour get into power.. Clueless..!!!

    He struggles to put a coherent sentence together, delusional.

    Now I understand why the Labour party can only make any form of political gain by introducing sleaze alone.



    • Peter Grimes says:

      I watched it too, reluctantly, faute de mieux.

      As I watched him/her smirking, I thought he/she is the male equivalent of the abominable Angie…gobby, smirking, sneering and completely vacuous. Just kept on about BoJo’s untrustworthiness.

      Much of the country broke one lockdown recommendation/law or another at one time over the past two years and BoJo, like most politicians, is an accomplished liar. Much more serious, and rarely thrust at Labour/LibDums is their total disregard for the democratic process as shown by their refusal to accept the Brexit vote. Much more serious, imho.


      • dafydd says:

        Peter Grimes…

        I remember Steven Kinnock driving nearly 400 miles from London to South Wales during lock down to take his dad a cake for his birthday, hardly a mention and at the same time as Cummings

        Female Labour MP having an affair and breaking lock down rules 6 times so she could get her leg over, hardly a mention.

        Labour MP caught at a wedding with 70 guest during lock down, hardly a mention…

        I could go on and on…

        Les Streeting sat there so f–king smug, jaw dropping hypocrisy as usual.

        And what about Starmer having a beer with his colleagues after canvassing, no mention on BBC…


  37. Doublethinker says:

    I thought the morning after the referendum in 2016 that we may have won a battle but not the war. The refusal of the Remainers to accept the result has not surprised me . Nor have their illegal anti democratic tactics.
    What has surprised me has been the complete powerlessness of our allegedly pro Brexit government to combat the Remainers, to remove them from power, to force through the Post Brexit sovereign agenda. There can be only one of two reasons for this lack of progress , either the government is secretly remain or the real power in this country lies not with the government , nor with the people who elect it , but with the civil servants who are of course virulently pro remain.
    One way or another I suspect that within five years we will back in the EU.


    • moggie63 says:

      Brexit was never going to be more than a half hearted BRINO and I am surprised that we have ‘left’ at all. When Labour win the next election they will take us straight back in, never mind the referendum result. If they are forced to give the people a vote you can bet your life they’ll fix it. If the POTUS can be rigged, membership of the EU will be a doddle.


    • Deborah says:

      The Mail on Sunday is touting Jeremy Hunt as the next leader if Boris is prised out. If he becomes the next PM it will be days or hours into the start of his premiership before we are back in the EU,

      Meanwhile Boris will have a lucrative post in the Gates Foundation and will be earning enough to pay for his kids private education.


  38. Guest Who says:

    The thick plotten.

    Emily RTs Dino citing a hack who cites an MP…

    Springster might call that less of a plot, but…


  39. StewGreen says:

    So what is the Radio4 charity appeal this week ?


  40. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 Broadcasting house
    Their Covid expert was full of “if” “could” “doubling” etc.
    “8,000 hospital cases/day” (I really doubt it’ll be that high, admissions have been less than 900/day for quite a while)

    It was all the usual London Guardianland bubbleworld
    “Oh I was walking past the Channel 4 building the other day”
    (A thing 99% of us don’t do)

    Then the panel were united in their opinion that museum artefacts should be returned
    like the Elgin Marbles
    “With modern tech we could have cloned ones”

    … Yes With modern tech Greece could have cloned ones.


  41. Guest Who says:

    Oh dear. If it turns into anything, expect more than ShadCab doing a runner or Lordly Lethal Mowing down.


    • StewGreen says:

      Why did a drunk/drugs driving MP crashing his car into a lampost, take 3 weeks to appear after it happened ?


  42. Guest Who says:

    So really, it’s Vile’s fault in the holding to account stakes.


  43. TheRebelUK says:

    BBC story of interest https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59658486 “Omicron: Will tougher measures stop the spread of Omicron?”

    They give us this analysis saying that the modelling shows us a best and worse case scenario. It says ‘The best would see admissions peak at just over half the level of last winter, the worst would see admissions edge towards double.’

    So it’s basically doom and gloom again and that restrictions might be needed again to stop the rising deaths. BUT WAIT the article actually concedes that all this scientific modelling is based on Omicron being as dangerous as delta!
    That’s right this modelling is based on the old delta NOT Omicron. Wonder why the scientists have done this? According to all the scientists in South Africa Omicron is milder and far fewer go into hospital and don’t need oxygen. Even sleepy Joe isn’t going on about how dangerous Omicron is or many other countries. It seems just Europe is bothered about Omicron no other countries.
    So BBC thanks for your scare story again and showing us how bad the modelling shows it ‘could’ be. When you should be asking these sage control freaks why their modelling is based on Delta and not the south African data on Omicron considering its Omicron and not delta that is spreading around. Unnecessary scare tactics by the government which the BBC are quite happy to publish. Defund the BBC


  44. pugnazious says:

    Switched on R4 to hear a tale from a museum…listening I thought this is surely a ghost story, and in a way it turned out to be just that…the past come back to haunt us…a past invented and interpreted in a way worthy of any Dickensian novel….as the title alludes to …‘Painting a different history’.


    Someone called Tara Munroe had found some paintings and discovered a shocking tale…they were ‘Casta’ paintings….painted in Mexico in the 18th century depicting mixed marriages of Spanish, locals and Africans…supposedly showing a caste system based on race….naturally she was shocked and thought that this meant she, as a mixed race person herself, was considered less than human and of course this had significance today in the way that Blacks are, supposedly, treated and viewed.

    ‘Tara Munroe plans to bring these paintings back to life, to inform discussions on race relations in exhibitions and workshops, to show how they can be used to understand power relations then (and now). She says ‘as well as the restoration of these paintings, a series of events are being planned with the aim to understand the progression of the critical race theory – one that aligns itself with British culture and racial identity – which affects the way we see ourselves and others’. ‘

    Never mind that these were from the 18th century, from Mexico and had zip to do with the UK, she is keen to exploit them to tell us how racist Britain is today…and of course all through the lens of the racist and discredited theory of critical race…note the ‘theory’ part of that….it’s purely an idea confected by some academics 40 years ago who wanted to vilify white people, their history and culture.

    The BBC is, naturally, fully onboard with CRT…its very own diversity tsar is an advocate of that particular brand of racism.

    According to more informed sources the casta paintings had more to do with social and economic class than race and even the existence of a racially based caste system, like CRT, seems to be an invention from the 1940’s…one that is now also discredited…

    ‘Pilar Gonzalbo, in her study La trampa de las castas (2013) discards the idea of the existence of a “caste system” or a “caste society” in New Spain, understood as a “social organization based on the race and supported by coercive power”. Joanne Rappaport, in her book on colonial New Granada, rejects the caste system as an interpretative framework for that time, discussing both the legitimacy of a model valid for the entire colonial world and the usual association between “caste” and “race”.

    Similarly, Berta Ares’ 2015 study on the Viceroyalty of Peru, notes that the term “casta” was barely used by colonial authorities which, according to her, casts doubt on the existence of a “caste system”.’

    This sort of programme illustrates perfectly the problem of Black perceptions…they live in their own little bubble and have no idea of what life is like for any other people or choose to ignore it…for instance people asking where you come from is a micro-aggression to a black person, whereas it’s an everyday occurence for most people. Blacks try to claim every act is somehow related to their race and uniquely happens to them whereas in fact the same things happen to whites or other races everyday….most notably and significantly cops killing whites in the US…happens all the time to no outcry…even if in the same way George Floyd died during an arrest…and only months before.

    The BBC indulges these dangerous myths and fails to challenge them, helping in fact to give them legitimacy and to spread them far and wide with the end result that the idea that Blacks are persecuted and oppressed in Britain takes root and ‘something must be done’ leading to what we now see as the destruction of British history, culture and society.


  45. StewGreen says:

    May 2020
    “our teams” “embedded” “helping”


    • TheRebelUK says:

      Tony Blair one of the most evil people in existence. Why would anyone listen to him. Oh yeah the BBC quite like him, then again they liked Saville until that all got exposed. Basically the best option is to do the opposite of what Blair says then we know we doing the right thing.


  46. theisland says:

    From what Prof Medley says, it’s unclear that the most-likely scenario is even being presented to ministers this time around. So how are they supposed to make good decisions? I highly doubt that Sajid Javid is only asking to churn out models that make the case for lockdown. That instruction, if it is being issued, will have come from somewhere else.


    • pugnazious says:


      ‘The latest Sage papers have been published, envisaging anything from 200 to 6,000 deaths a day from Omicron depending on how many more restrictions we’ll get – up to and very much including another lockdown. Earlier today I had an unexpected chance to ask questions of Graham Medley, the chair of the Sage modelling committee.

      He’s a professor at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) which last weekend published a study on Omicron with very gloomy scenarios and making the case for more restrictions. But JP Morgan had a close look at this study and spotted something big: all the way through, LSHTM assumes that the Omicron variant is just as deadly as Delta. ‘But evidence from South Africa suggests that Omicron infections are milder,’ JP Morgan pointed out in a note to clients. Adjust for this, it found, and the picture changes dramatically:-

      “‘Bed occupancy by Covid-19 patients at the end of January would be 33% of the peak seen in January 2021. This would be manageable without further restrictions.’

      So JP Morgan had shown that, if you tweak one assumption (on severity) then – suddenly – no need for lockdown.

      Why was this scenario left out? Why would this fairly-important and fairly-basic fact on Omicron modelling not presented by SAGE modellers like Prof Medley to ministers – and to the general public? ‘

      The reason ‘this scenario was left out’ was because it suited their narrative…the attempt to terrify us all into submission.

      Just remember Boris said that we must ignore reports that Omicron was milder…why? Becaause he coudn’t justify a lockdown otherwise.

      Shame it had to be JP Morgan who did the simple analysis….where’s the BBC and its infamous ‘Reality Check’?


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        I have it on very good authority that SAGE make their predictions using a special dice developed at Imperial College. Unlike normal dice, which have six sides, this one is an icosahedron, meaning it has 20 sides. The lowest number on it is 100, then each subsequent face doubles i.e. 200, 400, 800, 1600 and so on, up to 52,428,800 on the 20th face. To make a prediction about how many people will become infected, ill, hospitalised or perish, the dice simply has to be rolled. If the number is too low, it can be rolled again until a higher number is obtained. However, to ensure scientific accuracy, the dice has been weighted so that it always gives a high number (a test unit with just six sides was 100% consistent at always giving a 6 when playing snakes and ladders or monopoly). Experts are astonished by the magical device and variants are being used in Climate Change forecasts, government commercial negotiations with Pfizer, and by the BBC to determine how many black actors should appear in their programmes.


    • Zephir says:

      Is there an email address for this “modelling comittee” ?

      I have issues with my Airfix 1:72 scale Sopwith Camel and Fokker Dr.I Triplanes and could do with some advice.

      I contacted a climate modelling committee but they did not answer.

      Their arrogance is astounding, if they are so bloody good, how come they cannot answer a simple question about First World War aircraft camouflage ?

      Baron Von Richtofen is probably turning in his grave. And Biggles and Ginger.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Zephir – perhaps you should present yourself as a 16 year old nymphette
        Interested in modelling and do they know how to start ? Subject to a visit from the plod ‘ online squad’ of course .

        As for the 1:72s – why not just get the Red barons ‘ aircraft – you only need one colour for that – but not sure if gloss or matt ..


        • Zephir says:

          I could risk your first suggestion but am worried about ending up tied to a curry stained bed above a kebab shop, ignored by the police, social workers and the bbc.

          As for the Red Baron, might be the way forward if SAGE cannot help:

          At the time of his death he had downed 80 planes in all. He was the leading air ace of WW-I followed by René Fonck of France with 75 confirmed kills and Billy Bishop of Canada with 72. Both Fonck and Bishop lived on long after the war, each dying in the 1950s.

          Von Richthofen met his end on 21 April 1918 in somewhat unusual circumstances. While pursuing a Canadian pilot with little experience and at a very low altitude (Lieutenant Wilfrid May) he was chased away by a seasoned Canadian pilot (Captain Arthur Brown) who dived steeply and fired at him before climbing to avoid crashing into the ground. The Baron resumed his pursuit of May but shortly, facing concentrated fire from Australian troops on the ground, he made a rough landing in a field near The Somme River. The soldiers, who had fired on his plane from the ground, got to his wrecked red Fokker triplane quickly and may or may not have heard his last words which, allegedly, included the word kaput.

          Kaput indeed.


    • pugnazious says:


      ‘He seemed to suggest that he has been given a very limited brief, and asked to churn out worse-case scenarios without being asked to comment on how plausible they are.

      “‘We generally model what we are asked to model. There is a dialogue in which policy teams discuss with the modellers what they need to inform their policy.’’

      They, Sage, churn out models to suit the policy…ie to justify lockdown!

      Might, you might think, be a far, far bigger scandal than a virtual works party held by workers in the workplace where they work everyday with the same people the BBC insists they cannot meet in a ‘party’.


  47. Zephir says:



    Quidditch will select a new name for the Harry Potter-inspired sport in order to ‘distance’ themselves from JK Rowling and her transgender views



    • Thoughtful says:

      Yes but as I keep telling people who cannot be told anything, this has nothing to do with trans at all.

      I’ll go through it all again for those who don’t know.

      Post war the Frankfurt school of Marxism was formed, it ran for quite some time in Germany, until their antics got them kicked out and they moved to universities in the USA.
      It was a collsally stupid move by the americans allowing them employment in universities especially at the height of the cold war, but as we have seen, the USA is a collosally stupid country.

      Trans theory came from one of these old members of the Frankfurt school and unlike what it says on the tin in reality it has little if anything to do with trans at all. It is designed to drive a wedge into society splitting those who accept its principles and those who do not.
      But think about it for a moment, the argument it totally futile. It’s as valid as the number of flies on a dogs turd, angels dancing on the head of a pin.
      What does it matter if a trans person is a ‘real’ woman? How will your life be improved by having the question settled? The answer is it won’t make one scintilla of difference to you nor to anyone else, but by engaging with Communism you play right into their hands.

      Knowing this now perhaps next time you have a chance to comment on this on a different forum you will answer it not in the way the Communists want you to, but exposing the sheer nullity of the question itself and refusing to be drawn on it.
      This is the way to beat the Commies.


  48. StewGreen says:



  49. Guest Who says:

    Ah, that is where churnalism originated.