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. Guest Who says:

    A bit more for the bubble to get exercised about free of irony, in ITBB.


    Meanwhile 110% of BBC staff said…

    There’s also a post that will not go down well with Huw’s Mum.

    In the words of desperate BBC tweeting producers… do visit.


  2. AsISeeIt says:

    The tone deaf Times we live in

    Covid-19 patients to be treated at home. Thousands of Covid-19 patients will be treated in their own homes in an expansion of “virtual wards” to help the health service cope…‘ (Sunday Times) – so, let me get this straight… people with winter flu who have to take a Lemsip or two and put themselves to bed for a day or two, can now somehow be counted by the NHS as some sort of hospital admissions?

    How serious is this omicron surge? Has all NHS staff holiday leave been cancelled to deal with it, we wonder? That would signify a real crisis… a national emergency… Nope, thought not.

    Coronavirus staff guidance University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Last updated: 28 October 2021 at 12:47: ‘Please note that the option to sell annual leave is no longer available if you have not already submitted your request, as the deadline for making requests was Sunday 28 March 2021.’ So if you can’t sell back your leave you have to take your leave.

    Christians are leaving the Holy Land.

    Christians “at risk” in Holy Land‘ (Times) – a seasonal passing interest in matters Christian… but do be careful now… mentioning certain religions by name is bit dangerous ‘In 2019 Christians mad up less than 2 per cent of the population of the Holy Land…‘ – excuse me, but Holy Land is not a state. I certainly don’t recall tham at the Olympics. Apparently the Times is quoting our Archbishop of Canterbury who refers, somewhat anachronistically, to ‘Israel and Palestine‘ as an entity in his own two-state imagination. The Christian population we hear is: ‘...down from 10 per cent in 1922‘ – gosh, Mr Welby, that’s not a very diverse trajectory like what Britain is on… no wonder you are raising the alarm.

    Come to think of it that dimunition – of at least the proportion of our Christian population – is exactly the trajectory the UK is on under Mr Welby’s church managment.

    The Sunday Times catches the mood of the times – stealth lockdown – with their feature: ‘Your ultimate guide to staying in

    It’s not that we are now so pussy-whipped by our masters that we lock ourselves down at mere mention of a varient – it’s just that we’d prefer not to commute this week when there’s all the shopping to do. Because I’ve not heard of any shopping centres closing down – due to the pandemic, Omicron tsumami, new varient tidal wave, etc.

    Why can’t a Spaniard play a Cuban, asks West Wing creator‘ (Times) – no, this isn’t the set up line to a lame gag… because the Twitter Social Justice Warrior set won’t “Havana…” that racism.

    This is where we are now: ‘The screenwriter… was criticised in some quarters for casting Javier Bardem, the Oscar-winning Spaniard, as a Cuban in his new film‘ – blimey, it’s like Jim Crow was back in town.

    The culture does seem to be inordinately fixated on identity and our immutable characteristics – referring to BBC Strictly come prancing minor celebs show winner, who happens to be a deaf actress off East Enders, we are told: ‘She is the first deaf contestant to win the show and has become an inspiration for people with hearing disabilities‘ (Times) – I hope they were all listening… watching… our failing BBC?


  3. Zephir says:

    “Holy Land is not a state. I certainly don’t recall tham at the Olympics. ”

    Some were in the self inflicted martial arts:


  4. Zephir says:

    And putting the shot:


  5. Guest Who says:

    When Cougar Media forgets the sistas.

    Was she really the first? I imagined a SA scientist would have told an SA hack. Oh well. Plus a TIME person. Apparently.


  6. Zephir says:

    Coming to a shop near you soon, no doubt:

    (ACLU is the American Civil Liberties Union)

    California police under fire after group targets Macy’s in attempted robbery, assault: ‘I was afraid’

    Security guards did detain one woman and a male juvenile for allegedly interfering with the arrests of the suspects. There is no known connection between the detainees and the suspects, according to police.

    The detainment of the pair set off criticisms from some witnesses who say police were too rough with them when they arrived on scene.

    “The officers decides to get excessively close to my mom, and essentially grabs her arm. She had to fling his arm off and he got more upset when she was saying what he was doing was wrong. And that’s when he decided to grab her and slam her to the floor,” Anna Hamed, the daughter of the woman who was detained, told NBC Bay Area.

    Police union leaders on the West Coast have blamed the spike in smash-and-grabs on the ACLU and its support of Proposition 47 and bail reform. Under Proposition 47, passed in 2014, shoplifting charges regarding the theft of $950 or less were lowered from felonies to misdemeanors.

    “Across the country the ACLU is pushing for no bail or drastically reduced bail similar to what the hate-filled repeat offender Darrell Brooks was out on prior to him running down and killing innocent people at the Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas parade,” Pritchard said. “If Brooks was held in custody for his most recent offense on a bail amount commensurate with his extensive criminal history then those innocent parade goers would be alive today,” Sean Pritchard, the president of the San Jose Police Officers Association, told Fox News Digital last month.



  7. StewGreen says:

    BBC should vacation Vine for good
    The BBC trained journalist retweeted Zuby cos the thought he was calling for more vaccinations


  8. Despairada says:

    Good article in the Spectator today.



  9. G says:

    Gina Miller proved something in the Supreme Court whether we like that decision or not. But the principle remains that the Court system is working independently and for those who want to continue to bring Chinese Communism to these shores, that must stop. The enemy cannot have any legal challenge to the ultimate goal of the Grand Plan. So, since Miller, the enemy within has been working assiduously to create legislation to reverse or overrule court decisions if the enemy doesn’t agree with any court decision so eliminating the ‘Separation of Powers’ in one fell swoop. By the way, there’s a petition started to ‘object’ –
    “The Times reports of a government plan to overrule decisions made by our judges, and this must not be allowed to happen. Watch to learn more and please Like & SHARE this video to spread the word.” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4O79L1EVnA


  10. tomo says:

    The Envy of the World


  11. Up2snuff says:

    I note from the front page of the Observer that they have been able to come up with some tame scientists on SAGE to up the bidding from one million virus infections a day to two million virus infections a day. I suspect that they may have been adding in colds, influenzas, chicken pox, glandular fever and all the other viral infections known to humankind to reach that figure.

    If they haven’t, then bring it on! Hopefully Neil Ferguson will have told them by the end of the first week in February, everyone in the UK will have had it, the total population of the UK will have a natural immune system that has been boosted to bursting point and future inoculation will be unnecessary.

    The scientists at Pfizer and Astra Zeneca will be crying into their beer, the shares in Big Pharma including Pfizer and A-Zeneca will be through the floor [ some bargains to be had for your ISAs, lads & lasses 😉 ] and SAGE, Spi-M and all t’other pundits advising HMG will have to find second or third or fourth jobs to top up their incomes.


  12. vlad says:

    The BBC is more interested in uselessly obsessing over alleged Downing Street parties than addressing certain ‘communities’ that are not getting jabbed – an area where it could actually do some good for a change.


  13. digg says:

    If you needed any further proof that the Tories are actually stuffed with closet remainers, this treatment of Dorris by them should get rid of any doubt…



    • Fedup2 says:

      Looks like we need to ‘dump Dorries ‘ if she is a nut nut apologist – we ll never get and change otherwise …


    • digg says:

      Steve Baker, the man who kicked Dorries out for praising Boris over Brexit turns out to have been a member of the European Research Group pre-Brexit.

      Nuff said!


      • Fedup2 says:

        Yes – a full on brexiter – whereas Dorries fills a seat and does nothing …


        • Up2snuff says:

          Steve Baker MP, keen Brexiteer, ex-military (RAF), banker & IT expert, Christian.

          Future PM?


          • Fedup2 says:

            You put up 5 characteristics which disqualify anyone in the blue Labour Party from progressing …..


            • Up2snuff says:

              Fed, you forget, it is no longer up to just the MPs. The final two candidates have to have a vote covering the whole Party membership. It’s time to renew your subscription, Fed. 😉


  14. StewGreen says:

    Jeremy Corbyn’s Brother Piers Arrested over Call to ‘Burn Down’ Offices of Pro-Lockdown Politicians

    The video cuts at the end , so you can’t tell if he’s not joking
    “We’ve got to support all those and we’ve got to hammer to death those scum, those scum who have decided to go ahead with introducing new fascism.

    “We’ve got to get a list of them, we can get a list of them on websites, and if your MP is one of them, go to their offices and — well, I would recommend burning them down, OK? But I can’t say that on-air.”


    • Up2snuff says:

      I note, Stew, that the violent anti-riot Metropolitan Police had to knock over their own barricades at the end of Downing Street for the benefit of the Telegraph’s photographer because the anti-Lockdown protest yesterday was – like all the others – far too peaceful. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-59714446

      In other news, the figure for Covid-19 (and mutations) new infections has declined by almost 10%. The deaths figure has also been updated (unusual for a weekend) and it has collapsed to 45 from 125.


  15. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    These last few days the number of positive tests has jumped to something like 90 thousand per day.
    The number of tests carried out has also jumped to about 1.6 million per day.
    This has given us the high percentage increases in the number of covid cases.

    I would think that they cannot sustain this 1.6 million daily tests for a long time and when they drop back to the number of tests usually done, about 70 thousand, we will then see the omicron cases also drop by half.
    How will they present this 50% or so drop in cases?
    Will they claim they done it with their vaccinations.
    Will it be timed (by dropping the number of tests taken daily) to gain a political advantage by saying we’re winning against omicron.
    Will it be timed to save Boris?


    • StewGreen says:

      Who knows what will happen next week
      but already the narrative of increasing every day, seems broken
      By actual test day Wednesday reached 96K
      It doesn’t like to me that even after catches up deaths
      Thursday and Friday won’t reach 96K


  16. Rich says:

    Not so sure that they’ve really thought about how the ‘optics’ of Sajid Javid, and Sadiq Khan warning of Christmas being ‘cancelled’ might appear to the 80-85%.



    Just waiting for Rishi to pipe-up.


  17. Zephir says:

    Good old British values of gracious in defeat, first Lewis Hamilton then this one….

    enrichment at its best

    ‘She looked absolutely fuming!’: Strictly’s Motsi Mabuse accused of ‘sour-faced’ reaction to Rose Ayling-Ellis’ historic win – as 12 million viewers tune in for show’s most diverse finale ever



    • Zephir says:

      Lewis Hamilton absent in press conference as Max Verstappen reacts to Mercedes protest

      Lewis Hamilton Plays the Race Card After His Monaco Grand Prix Penalties:
      “It’s a absolute frickin’ joke!” Hamilton bellowed when he stormed up to see the stewards, one of whom was British sportscar driver Allan McNish. When asked why Lewis believed the panel of four was victimizing him, Hamilton barked, “Maybe it’s because I’m black.”


      • Charlie Farley says:

        Sorry Lewis let me correct that for you….Maybe its because your Half White…there that’s more like it 👍


  18. Dobyns says:

    This is a very thoughtful analysis (I think) about the Supply Chain issues. We’ll never see this kind of analysis from al beeb since it does not fit their “It’s All About BREXIT” and their COVID-19 fear mongering.



  19. Guest Who says:

    This is the bbc, so the last thing it is is new.

    Taking bets with the cat on the gender.


    • Guest Who says:

      Cat owes me a tummy rub.


      • Zephir says:

        Meanwhile in the real world outside of the bbc muzzie bubble / love fest:

        UK Home Office advice


        Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Nigeria. Attacks could be indiscriminate and could affect western interests, as well as places visited by tourists. Most attacks are conducted by Boko Haram or Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) and occur in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in the North East.


        Humanitarian staff and assets have been targeted during attacks in the North East, including in garrison towns and on roads. Humanitarian sites have also been targeted. There is a continued threat from extremist groups operating in the region. The al Qaeda-linked terrorist group Jamaat al Ansar al Muslimeen fi Bilad al Sudan, better known as Ansaru, has previously carried out attacks and kidnappings, including that of westerners, across northern Nigeria. The most recent attack was in mid-January 2020 when Ansaru claimed to have killed at least six people, kidnapped dozens, and destroyed several vehicles during an ambush along the Kaduna-Zaira highway in Kaduna State. Details remain unclear.


  20. Zephir says:

    USCIRF Alarmed by Violence against Christians & Shi’a Muslims in Nigeria

    Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned recent instances of violence against religious communities in Nigeria, including attacks on Christians in Kano state and Kaduna state and violence against Shi’a Muslims in Abuja.

    “Vulnerable religious communities in Nigeria are under attack,” said USCIRF Commissioner Tony Perkins. “We are devastated by news of these recent attacks and outraged that the Nigerian government has not done more to prevent this violence and bring justice to the perpetrators.”


    On Sunday, September 26 a violent mob in Kano State attacked and killed Christian Reverend Yohanna Shuaibu, in retaliation for his alleged involvement in converting a local member of a Muslim family to Christianity. That same day, armed militants attacked two Christian communities in Kaduna state, killing 49 people. Kaduna State is a Muslim majority state where Christian communities have borne the brunt of a vicious ethnoreligious conflict for many years. On Tuesday, September 28, Nigerian security forces reportedly shot and killed eight Shi’a Muslims in their response to a Shi’a procession marking the holiday of Arbaeen.


  21. Guest Who says:

    Bet Lurch (is anyone lef… remaining at BBC Democratic Party?) is righ… pretty sure the tweet is news, but not the reaction.



  22. Guest Who says:

    Easy to see the Vile appeal.


  23. Guest Who says:


    If she thinks about it for a teeny bit, she might grasp how data is easily manipulated by stuff like targets.


    • Zephir says:

      Proud to be a sexist, well done

      must be an award for that and lets see what she’s won so far:

      The winner in the investigative journalism category for 2021 is @_datamimi
      for her outstanding article, ‘UK passport photo checker shows bias against dark-skinned women’.

      FFS x 2


  24. StewGreen says:

    Countryfile “welcoming refugees” item


    • StewGreen says:

      “Refugees haven’t chosen this situation”
      .. a lot of them chose to leave SAFE France and come to the UK

      “Here we are in Inverclyde where they are preparing welcome bags for 28 refugee families”

      1,000 illegals/day are crossing at Dover

      Tom Heap “everyone agrees there needs to me more funding”


    • StewGreen says:

      Now “here ‘s our competition to design a Children In Need bobble hat”
      … (probably made in China by child labour )

      Prog ends with a new logo
      “BBC factual entertainment”


  25. StewGreen says:

    Last week BBC1 started a black drama
    and to be different this week
    … they are starting another black drama


  26. BRISSLES says:

    Snippet …….

    Regular columnist in one of the Sunday’s, tells of a four hour queue in her local area to get a booster jab. Accordingly the demographic of the area is extremely diverse BUT those queuing were overwhelmingly white and over 30.

    Speaks volumes.


  27. StewGreen says:

    7:20pm-10pm ITV Royal Variety performance
    presented by Alan Carr
    .. last night ITV had Julian Clary on the Paul O’Grady show
    That’s #Diversity.


    • Zephir says:

      It is the only way for a white male to gain employment at the bbc, put fudgepacker on one’s CV


    • Guest Who says:

      Seems Lily has been getting feisty on matters P-U.

      Brave for one who was so off but… then… wasn’t.


  28. digg says:

    Up until this week I have always seen Boris as although a bit of a showboating buffoon basically loyal to the idea of a Free UK.

    Now I read that the French Brexit negotiator has sent him congratulations for dumping Frost.

    It is now clear that Boris is about to jump the fence and cheat on all the citizens in the UK who backed him to curry favour with the remain side and the Mandarins in Europe.

    I think this is why Frost has gone because Frost is obviously a man of principles unlike Boris.

    A man of straw, if only we had had the Iron Lady in charge. We would be free and clear by now without a shadow of a doubt.

    If this is a fact I can’t describe the resentment that will ensue in this Country. Plus Boris will go down in history alongside Chamberlain.


    • Up2snuff says:

      digg, small error here: Plus Boris will go down in history alongside Chamberlain along with Theresa May. There – fixed that for you. 😉


  29. TheRebelUK says:

    Take back control! https://www.drsamwhite.com/take-back-control-campaign

    Doctor Sam white is the gp who is taking the MHRA to court and won his appeal recently where he got sacked for saying masks are ineffective and that the vaccines are not needed for everyone.


  30. StewGreen says:

    BBC4 7:50pm Swinging Christmas – John Wilson & his orchestra. –
    A glittering Christmas Concert originally broadcast 2010.
    Michael Parkinson presents


    • Zephir says:

      I miss his fishing programmes and never realised he had a trumpet as well, he kept that quiet, good thing really would not have caught so many carp if he was playing that on the riverbank probably.

      He even had a website dedicated to knots. I am particulary fond of the uni clinch knot, with the double grinner knot a close second.


      John Dennis Wilson MBE
      Born 1943
      Enfield, London, England
      Died 13 November 2018 (aged 74–75)
      Known for Television programmes on angling, author of many books on fishing

      John Dennis Wilson MBE (1943 – 13 November 2018) was a British angler who had been involved with angling television production for over twenty years featuring on Channel 4 Television and more recently on the digital TV channel, Discovery Real Time. Wilson was voted ‘The Greatest Angler of all Time’ in a 2004 poll by readers of the Angling Times Newspaper.[1]

      Wilson was born in Enfield, London, where he attended the Chace Boys School.[2] He fished on several local waters including the River Lea and later fished further afield. He had careers in hairdressing, the Merchant Navy and printing before opening his own fishing tackle shop based in Norwich in 1971.[3] Wilson lived at Great Witchingham, Norfolk, where he fished on his local River Wensum and owned his own lake complex before moving to Thailand in 2013.[4][5] After living in Thailand for five years, Wilson announced his intention to move back to the UK.[6]

      He was appointed an MBE in the 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours.[7]



      • Up2snuff says:

        Zephir, was he even more famous than the bloke advertising Yellow Pages? 🙂


        • Zephir says:

          You have no idea how good John Wilson was until you have tried a couple of his knots, he even invented one himself

          How many can say that ? and have a secret orchestra on the side all these years

          I just hope he takes time during the bbc performance to put his trombone aside for a moment or two and give some quiet, measured advice to the youth of today on how to handle a tricky carp or bream when it has gone into the reeds
          If only our “rap” artists could do the same, but its all smack your bitch etc, what help is that when you have a bloody great pike on the line about to bite you finger off ?


  31. Zephir says:

    Whilst I may not expect all to speak the Queen’s English absolutely perfectly, I do get increasingly annoyed with the mainly BAME continuity persons and their missing consonants, and estuary English.
    And that really annoyng Rylan Clarke Neal (all double barrelled surnames now …why ?)

    Apart from his camp persona, and fluorescent teeth glaring out from the obligatory beard, he has now invaded the adverts for car purchase with his unique take on the English language

    Sorry, no mention of cars in a car advert from him, they are “mow’has”, God that winds me up each time

    I have also noticed the Americans strangling the language in various documentaries for whatever reason:

    It is no longer the “cosmos” but now the “kosemose”, and rather than get annoyed, I am increasingly fascinated by their desperation to pronounce “nuclear” because they cannot, generally it appears as “nukerlear”

    and they cannot for the life of them pronounce “Antarctica” and put the “t” and c” in the middle, it is always “An ar tica”

    So strange…

    In these times I am expecting consonants to be declared racist sooner or later unless you are pronouncing a BAME name then it will be racist if you cannot decipher and pronounce correctly the plethora of consonants.

    the neaderthal grunt seems de rigueur these days as a conversational tactic, I hear it in shops many times instead of “pardon?” or “what was that again”

    they go “Uh ?” or “Aaah ?”


    • Banania says:

      Double barrelled surnames are often adopted because the person’s parents are not married. There are even triple-barrelled names for the same reason. This was happening so often that people with old-fashioned double-barrelled names were leaving off half of the name so as not to be mistaken for bastards.


      • Zephir says:

        They should maybe adopt a different tactic as most end up with a single barrelled parent :

        Winston Smith -And -The-Other-One-Off -Inseminating-Others-Until-They-Drop-One

        Would be a challenge for the footie commentators I suppose


  32. Guest Who says:

    Dino can verify.


    • Zephir says:

      And now a prime bbc target RE the notorious John Cleese interview


    • harry142857 says:

      I’ve watched this a dozen times. Dave Chappelle is superb, not likely to be invited on the BBC.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Harry – thanks for the link – he might be coloured but no way approved for the BBC … poor Jussie / Jessie …


  33. Guest Who says:

    So many in the BBC qualified to answer.


  34. Fedup2 says:

    I wonder if the Party in Brussels has been called off now that Liz Truss has been appointed to replace Lord Frost . …

    …. Or whether nut nut has placed her there to fail and thus be less of a threat to him / Carrie ….

    At least Ms Truss will have a couple of weeks to ‘read into ‘ the issues whilst everything shuts down …


  35. Zephir says:

    There are a few overweight Romanians in headscarfs round here outside Boots who seem concerned with “beeg eeshues” if thats any help ?

    Well, they keep shouting in the street about it anyway, maybe its climate change they are worried about, or inflation


  36. Northern Voter says:

    Reading one of today’s paper, online I must add, being a Yorkshireman I refused o put my hand in my pocket, I saw that the daffodil growers in the South West are moaning about not having enough pickers and 80% of their crop would remain in the fields.

    Solution, make all the rubber boats land at Mousehole, or places close. Offload all the immigrants, the farmers already have accommodation for their picking crews, no need to put them up, let the daffodil growers pay them.

    Jobs a good un.


  37. Zephir says:

    What we risk with bbc unopposed opinion and Starmer et al in charge:

    Cracks are showing on magic money trees across the water and the gloves are off from the liberals :

    “Liberal media are reacting to Sen. Joe Manchin’s, D-W.Va., announcement that he’s a conclusive “no” on President Biden’s Build Back Better plan.

    “I’ve always said this, Bret: if I can’t go home and explain to the people of West Virginia I can’t vote for it,” Manchin told “Fox News Sunday” guest host Bret Baier Sunday. “And I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can’t. I’ve tried everything humanly possible. I can’t get there.”

    “You’re done? This is a no?” Baier replied.

    “This is a no on this piece of legislation,” Manchin said. “I have tried everything I know to do.”

    The senator said that the rise in inflation, the national debt and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic helped him come to his decision on the massive social spending bill.


    “My Democratic colleagues in Washington are determined to dramatically reshape our society in a way that leaves our country even more vulnerable to the threats we face,” Manchin said in a statement following his announcement. “I cannot take that risk.”

    A couple of Manchin’s colleagues took turns ripping him on CNN’s “State of the Union.”


  38. Zephir says:

    Interesting to note, the US seems to have their own bbcs:

    “A lot to process on the Manchin news but, from a substantive standpoint, it’s just objectively devastating for the planet,” Politico’s Sam Stein tweeted. “The last best chance at climate change legislation is gone.”

    Social media users noted Stein was acting more like a partisan than a journalist.

    It was a similar story on Sunday morning news shows, as viewers who tuned in to ABC’s “This Week” heard audible sighs from the guests at the roundtable after Jonathan Karl announced the breaking news. Their reaction again raised questions about the press’ supposed objectivity.

    CNN analyst and former Democratic staffer Kirsten Powers told Manchin it would “be better off” if he left the Democratic Party last week. And ABC News raised eyebrows Friday after sharing an AP story republished on its site, tweeting, “A single senator is about to seriously set back an entire presidential agenda.”


  39. Zephir says:

    “When you have these things coming at you the way they are right now … I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation,” Manchin said, stating that if he cannot explain it to his constituents, then he cannot vote for it.

    “What we need to do is get our financial house in order, but be able to pay for what we do and do what we pay for,” he added.


  40. Zephir says:

    Villified in the US media for representing the concerns of the electorate

    A fascist media

    Fascism (/ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism[1] characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and the economy[2]

    sounds like the bbc to me, they love lockdowns, never apologise for their many lies and lies through omissions and have dictatorial powers as the number one UK media authority, forcibly suppress views from Tommy Robinson for example, and clumsily attempt social engineering by desperately trying to convince the country that we are all in mixed marriages and black people comprise well over 50 % of the country