483 Responses to Midweek 22 December 2021

  1. Guest Who says:

    In which the print media attempt a swerve…

    Let’s not forget…




    • Guest Who says:

      Rob’s analysis and Springster’s specialist fact checking on this will be awesome.

      Unless she gets him to help her on award winning feet. Again.


      • Guest Who says:

        Or this.

        Toenails, BS and gang back on parties?


        • Up2snuff says:

          Guest, remember the BBC panic over a turkey shortage this Christmas? A mince pie shortage this Christmas? A lorry driver shortage causing empty supermarket shelves this Christmas?

          Did not happen, did it, BBC?


      • Fedup2 says:

        The idea of depending on Russia to supply something as vital as gas – without the actual or denial of supply when russia has a hissy fit – is beyond funny …

        I suppose Putin will engineer a border incident in the way the nazis did in starting World War 2 sometime in the next week … then see the price of gas ..


      • G says:


        Took one look and realised it was not ‘illegal immigrants’ coming in from the US…..

        If the Fake President has his way, it will be.


  2. Fedup2 says:

    At least the MSM have switched from pictures of illegal political parties from 2020 to the more familiar recital of the world ending because of a bug .

    They are happy that January 2022 will have another lockdown to ‘ save the ( inadequate ) NHS .
    Do you notice that the NHS never bares any blame or is accused of failure ? How does its’ failure instantly default to the government .

    Usually the overpaid person at the top of an organisation gets a free ride when blame is floating about ( eg ms dick ) but in the case of the NHS blame sails straight through those levels of oh so important management straight to number 10 . Yet the MSM never challenges itself on this .


  3. Fedup2 says:

    Going back over the noctural postings it seems a troll has been active ( nights every alt thursday ?) and says that the tory MP who died suddenly a while ago wasnt murdered .
    I was trying to figure out why said troll was arguing that the MP died but wasnt murdered – when usually when someone is stabbed over a dozen times until they die that might be thought of by right minded people as murder . – but for the troll that is not the case.

    Very warped and sad


  4. dafydd says:

    ẞBBC now saying that most people’s Christmas has been seriously disrupted and how unhappy we all are, what complete bullsh-it.

    Me and most of my friends and loved ones are doing what we normally do and always have. It may be boring to some but to me it’s great, and this despite the BBC trying to bring us down

    I genuinely don’t know anybody who feels unhappy or down and who’s Christmas has been disrupted.

    My last post today, I’m off to enjoy my Christmas, despite the best efforts of the BBC but before I go, ” I WISH YOU ALL A FANTASTIC XMAS AND A BRILLIANT BBC FREE NEW YEAR”


  5. Sluff says:

    On Toady this morning, a woman I’ve never heard of was talking about another woman I’ve never heard of who has died in America. I think she was a feminist.

    Just thought you’d like to know, as clearly did the BBC news editorial team.


  6. Zephir says:

    “Jo Cox: Murdered MP’s family pays anniversary tribute”


    It seems only left MPs who have proved their twised credentials by ignoring child rape gangs in their consituency whilst campaigning for womens rights elsewhere deserve to be referred to as murdered


    • JohnC says:

      Of course they get the phrase ‘far-right extremeist’ in the article.

      The Jo Cox story is still regularly inserted into other articles if they can be vaguely linked in any way. As is Floyd. This method of keeping one specific agenda-based story artificially current with articles like this is the BBC ‘Lie by repetition’.

      In contrast, the latest article about David Amess on the BBC only 2 days ago contains absolutely no reference to any political or religious motiveation of the man who did it. The only way we get any clue is his name and the courtroom drawing.

      Sir David Amess: Ali Harbi Ali pleads not guilty to murdering MP

      The difference that the coverage of this story is getting compared to what they gave Jo Cox is outrageous agenda-based bias.


      • StewGreen says:

        The point is Fed claimed that the BBC was trying to downplay the truth that Amess was murdered by just calling it “the death”
        not “the MURDER by Islamist terrorist”
        The cocksure troll sneered that he is dumb cos everyone knows that the BBCnews sticks to strict rules between charging and trial so the word “murder” cannot be used.

        I then showed that 2 official BBCnews tweets about the killing of Jo Cox didn’t conform to that.
        And furthermore 2 other tweets didn’t call it just a death either. They called it a “killing”


        • StewGreen says:

          Then he attacked Digg’s post
          which was trying to show that courts gave mercy to a Muslim guy,
          …. yet showed no mercy to a white girl who lost her temper for a couple of minutes with a black bouncer.

          When I quoted the Muslim guy’s words
          the troll scarpered without commenting further.

          BTW I reckon if the two people had been switched around there wouldn’t have been the same outcomes in the courts.


  7. Sluff says:

    Oh, the irony.
    Oh, the hypocrisy.
    Oh the sheer lunacy.

    Higher up the thread, we hear that ten LNG ships are coming to Europe from the USA to help us out with our short gas supplies and over-reliance on Russia.

    But readers may be interested to know that back in the 2000s, the US were building many LNG import terminals.

    Then they discovered shale gas. And within a few years, those input terminals were re-configured as export terminals (for those of a technical disposition it’s the difference between pressurising versus de-pressurising gas) whilst the US became more self-reliant along the way. Rather strategically sound, I think you will agree. And thank goodness they did, as Europe can now benefit.

    No such luck here. Those UK test drillings produced a mini- earthquake in Blackpool givingthe eco-lunatics the chance to take over the asylum and the idiotic government became in thrall to them. Later, a modest new coalmine in Cumbria, designed to supply essential steel-making, is also canned because of the ‘outrage’ associated with the need to halt ‘climate change’, though it seems OK to import coal.

    Meanwhile, wind power generated a stunning 6% of our energy need on a cold day last week, and further North Sea exploration is discouraged. Whereas energy bills are destined to almost double come Spring, that’s if energy companies are still standing and the Chancellor doesn’t divert even more taxpayers money in subsidies.

    With strategy such as this, no wonder the UK government is a policy basket case. How I wish the government would grow a pair and tell the eco-loons to f*** off and promote the idea of long term strategic thinking – and even better, get the public onside.

    It won’t happen. And that’s our shame and misfortune.


    • StewGreen says:

      Yep the UK is a banana republic with the Guardianlaland folks acting as a ruling class cos they control all the establishments
      : Political parties, media, charities, etc.

      It not a safe place to invest in, cos of the way these loons interfere with natural markets.


  8. Fedup2 says:

    In the end money talks . And if fuel bills do fly come April it won’t take long for the green fools to be put in a box by people Who Have To Pay The Bills ….
    The green levy stuff will have to go together with the VAT on fuel which is no longer legally required because – apparently – we left the EU .

    It will be interesting what other countries do to reduce bills . A country I go to regularly has an electricity tarif system for different times of the day with the low tarif across the weekend .
    Some People adopt a ‘lifestyle ‘ to cut fuel costs by living on the lowest tarif … the wealthy and those who can recover costs through expenses claims wouldn’t give a dame about such an arrangement ….

    Until Blighty has a reliable ( nuclear ) energy source we are screwed


    • Old Goat says:

      …and fracking is permitted, of course – a reliable-in-house supply of natural gas is essential.


      • Sluff says:

        How I wish I could share your optimism OG but my suspicion is that at the merest mention of fracking, hundreds of eco-lunatics will arrive on site, glue themselves to things, and then the police will stand by ‘to assist the demonstrators’. Later, a court will decide the protestors were within their rights to blackmail the rest of us into a totally unsustainable energy policy (sustainable in my book means the ability to keep the lights and heating on with a balanced portfolio) and release them without charge so they can rejoin the demo.

        Where am I wrong? I’d like to be.
        Here’s hoping the Rolls Royce SMR comes to fruition. But somehow I fear other demos will be created while the next craven, supine, bottleless, government twiddles their thumbs.


    • Scroblene says:

      As a ‘senior citizen’, I’ve been told that I can get a grant to have all our night storage heaters replaced! Looking into it in more detail, we will still have to fork out a lot of dosh, so it’s still the old Economy 7 for the foreseeable future here!

      The chap who owned our house used to work for the electricity board, hence the battleship grey units, but we quite like them after over thirty years! Our electricity bill went up 45% for a two-year fix, and we’ve noticed a big hike in solid fuel as well, with a 35-40% increase over the last five years This latter increase is yet another eco-loon tax to make solid fuel smokeless! Still, they can’t stop us burning wood!

      While we’re certainly not on the breadline, such additional expense is going to hit thousands of families in the coming year, and forking out another £150.00 per month during winter is still a bit of a gulp!

      I’m actually surprised that so many people are still unaware of the ridiculous costs associated with the stupidity of Cop26!


      • StewGreen says:

        I f governments put up the price of proper convenient energy
        ..we might well see that people start cutting down trees and burn them instead
        .. a dirtier fuel burnt and less trees in the environment.


  9. tomo says:

    Gas prices set to rocket … BBC obviously very pleased

    How did this happen?



    • Philip_2 says:

      Just to confirm that today… (letters in DT)
      Turbines out of puff>

      “SIR – According to the website electricityinfo.org, on December 21 – the shortest day of the year – wind provided just 2.6 per cent of the United Kingdom’s electricity.

      In a sustainable energy future, when we have similar weather with high pressure dominating across Northern Europe, where is the other 97 per cent of our electricity going to come from?”

      Answer is: Boris has no idea, but I think France will soon cut us off, if we don’t give them enough Fishing licenses. So we can pay them in Fish, basically.


      • Deborah says:

        I know I am easily confused but on a journey this morning we saw about half a dozen separate turbines all different sorts and sizes. It is an incredibly still day – but they were all still turning. I expect someone will also tell me that it spite of several dismal dank days in December we are still getting solar power too.


        • StewGreen says:

          Such turbines might well be in drive mode
          whereby they take energy in from the grid
          to stop them from seizing up
          and give them less inertia, ready for when the wind does pick up.


        • Fred Stubber says:

          They are running from an electric motor. It’s so they don’t get flats on the bearings.


  10. tarien says:

    I wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Think the following sums up how most of us feel.
    I’m sick of covid-19 et al.
    I’m sick of black vs. white.
    I’m sick of labour vs conservative
    I’m sick of gay vs. straight.
    I’m REALLY sick of the media.
    I’m sick of the language being used and plastered all over the media…
    I’m sick of no-one being allowed to think what they want & feel what they can do without offending someone.
    I am sick of the people who are out there jumping on the bandwagon to protest just to cause mass confusion and more hatred and to riot, loot, and destroy…
    I am sick of blaming the world for the sins of a few.
    I like meat, again your choice not to eat meat, my choice to eat meat. End of.
    I’m sick of people who think that 60yr old history is our fault… it’s history… get over it!!
    We’re one race—the human race. We All Matter!!
    You want to support Boris Johnson, You do it! It’s your choice.
    You want to support Keir Starmer? Fine… also your choice!
    You want to believe in God? Ok, believe in God.
    You want to believe in magical creatures that fly around & sprinkle fairy dust to make life better? Awesome… you do it!!
    BUT how about being mature enough, to be able, to deal with the fact, that everyone doesn’t have the same exact mind-set as you. Having our own minds is what makes us all individuals and beautiful. If you can’t handle that fact….I’m sorry!! I don’t have to agree with everything you believe in, however, you will still be my friend.
    So be a decent human being. Love one another, be kind, be humble, be thankful, help a stranger and do a good deed, daily! Especially NOW.
    Take care as you go.


    • StewGreen says:

      Yes the lib/left so often behave like school bullies these days
      wanting things 100% their own way.


  11. G.W.F. says:

    Not BBC, although it is something beyond the stuff favoured by them.
    Excellent Christmas ad, no attempt to rid us of our sexism, racism and all. Just a white middle aged man with an unusual friend at Christmas. Eat your heart out John Lewis.


  12. JohnC says:


    ‘Vaccines and boosters are still essential – they do a great job at protecting against severe disease that could put you in hospital.’

    Only last week 2 jabs was completely ineffective against omicron and we HAD to have the booster.

    I think this omicron fiasco falls into the BBC ‘Lie by ignorance’ category.

    This is where the reporters are ignorant of what they are talking about so they just make up ‘facts’ in the article to suit the agenda and present them as if they are known truths.


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:


      Imagine if you haven’t had a jab yet but were thinking about going to get one.

      You will get the first two with the 6 month gap which we are told are virtually useless and you need the booster 3 months later and in all probability a fourth jab because now the booster isn’t enough.

      Would you start out getting this collection of jabs knowing that you’re not really protected until about 9-10 months later (unless a fourth jab is needed after the 10 weeks when the booster wears off making it almost a year)

      It will be about next November until you’ve caught up and then there will be all the other jabs needed for variants and other reasons they haven’t thought of yet.

      Littlejohn mentions bird flu is making a comeback (Corvid 21?)

      I wonder if the 10 million unjabbed will think it’s all worthwhile.


      • Old Goat says:

        No tests, jabs, lockdowns, boosters, spacing for me, for as long as I can survive without. Not ill, don’t need any test, thank you. Certainly don’t need an injection of a dubious substance, either.


      • JohnC says:

        I am in that position : I had my first jab last month and as far as it goes, it’s now at full strength. I will get the second next month – but meanwhile I am being told categorically that this one and the next one are useless when in actual fact I’m sure they are fine until their effect starts to wane.

        Unless everything they told us when one or two jabs were recommended was a complete lie. In which case, why on Earth should I believe them now ?.

        It’s this blanket ‘you are all doomed’ threat to make us do what they want which is particularly annoying.


  13. theisland says:

    The EU Commission has announced that from 1st February 2022 anyone travelling between member states or entering the EU will be required to have a Covid Passport for both of the first two vaccines and the booster too.

    … there will be no dispensation possible by showing a negative PCR or Lateral Flow test instead of the correct paperwork. It is the Vaccine Passport and nothing else.

    Facts4eu asks how will this impact on the Common Travel Agreement that exists between the UK and the Republic of Ireland?


  14. Guest Who says:

    The bbc is full of them, but he is the desperate suck up’s desperate suck up.


  15. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – do the BBC want to keep the Pandemic going?

    I have a sneaky feeling they do. The BBC love rules, regulations and lockdowns, and of course being funded by the enormous compulsory live Telly Tax and no threat of unemployment (unlike the pub & restaurant industry) the Beeboids must be loving it. They are becoming wealthier while many in the nation become poorer. I must not pre-empt my post under the web-site watch banner.

    There was mention of testing this morning but no questions about the accuracy, the reliability, of the tests – again! As anyone who thinks about such things – and Jenny Harries really should as Head of the UK Health Security Agency – a false negative test result helps to spread coronavirus germs. If travel is engaged in by the infected person, then germs may infect many others.

    No questions asked by the BBC. Instead the false impression is given: test, test, even with the Lateral Flow test.


  16. Guest Who says:

    Of course no one at the BBc registered anyone accusing anyone of anything untoward back in the day, so it was not made news.


  17. tomo says:

    I wonder how many Americans have shot their tellies?


  18. Lunchtime Loather says:

    Good to see that today, Christmas Eve, my old mate Jeremy Vine is busy dealing with the important things in life by blocking me on Twitter. And all I said was that I’d managed to miss all of his broadcasts on Ch5 and R2 this year, which I thought was a good result. He gives it out, but can’t take it himself. Merry Christmas Jezza, along with many others who dare to criticise you I shall wear my badge with pride!


    • StewGreen says:

      The PR people who run Brian Cox’s account are dedicated that no negativity comes into their bubbleworld
      o his account is a super-blocker.


  19. tomo says:

    Any advertising by the public sector should have to display a link to the campaign budget …

    – and optionally the individual advert?


  20. Philip_2 says:

    It’s a mystery epidemic that leaves sufferers exhausted, and set alarm bells ringing at the highest levels of the US government…

    But the health crisis at the top of the CIA’s priority list is not Covid-19.

    Havana Syndrome – ‘a sudden on-come of headaches, vertigo, tinnitus, nosebleeds, and hearing and memory loss – has affected about 200 American diplomats and spies since it was first reported at the US embassy in Cuba in 2016’.

    And I thought it was just Biden being demented.





  21. Kinell says:

    Not sure if this is true but I read on the Daily Express news page that the Government are still trying to negotiate our membership of Horizons Europe. The EU’s £80 billion Research and innovation project.
    So let’s get the calculator out.

    27 Countries plus the UK = 28

    £80 billion divided by 28 = £2.85 billion.

    Why are we offering £15 billion.


    • Peter Grimes says:

      ‘Cos we’re mugs, as usual.


    • StewGreen says:

      Population of EU about 447 million people
      add on the UK to make 510 million
      so UK is 10/76ths of all
      ie 13%
      so fair share of 80 should be £10.5bn


  22. Guest Who says:

    Usual caveats, but…. LOL.

    BBC embroilage is awesome.


    • StewGreen says:

      Shola’s storm in a teacup there
      Robert Elms is a BBC Radio London presenter
      so that station tweeted a picture of him on University challenge.
      To get him in the middle of the picture, they happened to crop off Shola who was on the far left.
      Cropping picture is a bit naughty, but they did it without malice.
      When you look who scored for that team, it was Elms that scored 80% of the team’s points.


  23. Guest Who says:

    What kind of utter tool finds a religious celebration with family affected by a voted departure from a trade bloc?


  24. Guest Who says:

    Hold off the climate related orca range post a while?


  25. Zephir says:

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words:

    Not going anywhere for Christmas: Travel HELL at airports with passengers trying to get to family abroad STRANDED for hours amid chaos at the border as staff go sick


    Grab your UK Xmas benefits then off to wherever


    “Heathrow ? looks like Nairobi”


  26. Zephir says:

    ‘We’re arresting people for making jokes now?’: Backlash as man, 33, is charged after 2,000 people sign up on Facebook for ‘Hogmanay party at Nicola Sturgeon’s house’


    The event and Brown, who allegedly set up the page, were reported to police by Ms Sturgeon’s sister Gillian.


  27. Guest Who says:

    Early hours but few others have a clue whom they are either.


  28. Zephir says:

    Demonstrations because this thing was shot by police:

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘He was either going to be imprisoned, kill someone, or be killed.’ How Daunte Wright led a life of crime and violence before his death and shot his own friend in the head, broke into a neighbor’s home, and robbed a woman at gunpoint

    Daunte Wright had led a life of crime and violence in the years before his death, DailyMail.com can reveal
    The 20-year-old was involved in the shooting of two of his school friends, a home burglary, and previously assaulted and robbed a woman at gunpoint
    Jennifer LeMay said Wright shot her son, Caleb Livingston, 18, in the head and at a gas station and left him to die in an incident in Minneapolis in May 2019
    Caleb now suffers from a traumatic brain injury and respiratory arrest, and is bound to a wheelchair. He cannot speak and requires 24/7 care
    LeMay said: ‘I have mixed emotions about [Wright’s] death, part of me is content knowing he’ll never be able to hurt someone again’
    ‘But then the other part is furious. When Kim Potter killed him, she took away any possibly for him to be held criminal accountable for what he did,’ she added
    Another woman, identified only as CV, told DailyMail.com Wright assaulted her and pointed a gun at her in an attempted robbery in December 2019
    And in 2017, Wright was arrested and charged with felony 1st degree burglary of an occupied dwelling after breaking into his friend’s parent’s home


    Kim Potter SMILES in new booking photo after being found GUILTY of first and second degree manslaughter for shooting dead Daunte Wright, 20, when she ‘mistook gun for her Taser’ in traffic stop: Minnesota cop faces up to 15 years in jail


    • Guest Who says:

      Clearly abuses of power need proper holding to account.

      But the icons these clowns, from activists to media, put on pedestals are freakin bizarre.


  29. Eddy Booth says:

    Man killed by dog ‘died doing what he loved’

    “Friends have paid tribute to a “hero” father-of-five who was killed by an abused dog he was caring for.

    Adam Watts, 55, was attacked by the large bulldog-type dog at his business, Juniper Kennels and Cattery in Kirkton of Auchterhouse, on Wednesday.

    It has not yet been revealed what type of dog was involved in the attack on Mr Watt.”

    BBC retards


  30. Guest Who says:

    And do what to the Tories, Toenails?

    At least Jon was never controversial.


  31. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    In the DM today they have an article about the ‘with’ and ‘of’ covid deaths and the number of cases.


    Comments are all saying they know the figures are rigged and manipulated.

    I don’t believe any government figures whether it’s covid, immigration, asylum seekers, inflation, unemployment, hs2 costs and everything else.
    They lie and give us fiddled figures manipulated to make themselves look as good as possible instead of simply telling the truth.

    They’ve cried wolf far too much and now nobody listens any more.
    They have lost the trust of the Nation.


  32. Guest Who says:

    Utterly awesome.

    Like the dancing cracker lardbergs.

    Melania is no Lurch pleaser.


  33. Up2snuff says:

    Wishing everyone on here a Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year.

    Big thanks to David for hosting, Rob & Rufus for technicking, Fed for moderating and Stew for linking.


  34. Guest Who says:

    Xmas skeleton photo eds in already?


    • Guest Who says:

      He on the roster?


    • StewGreen says:

      Immigrant social care workers
      I heard a report earlier where they talked about British workers leaving but it was never mentioned that many have been blacklisted for being vax refusniks.
      .. I certainly would mind if a carer had already had Covid and therefore high natural immunity.
      In fact it’s better.
      And surely other staff can be accommodated in non-frontline jobs.

      Secondly going the way of agencies employing cheap foreign workers
      #1 They are exploited by selling them a fake dream of the UK
      Many can’t comprehend how bad the weather is or how expenive basic things like cigarettes are
      #2 Those carers would be better employed in their own countries caring for their own people, instead of leaving them uncared for.

      Surely there is a natural benefit from having staff that grew up in the UK. We can bring more British workers into the care jobs even though it can be a tough job.
      Finally it is wrong of the UK to have this growing culture of passing elderly relatives onto the state
      Most care should be from the family.


  35. brexiteerkent says:

    It had to happen .. Shaun the sheep .. Was wondering if a black sheep would turn up .. Thank goodness not so far .. But a christmas market where black visitors seem to be a lot more than 3% of the total.. oh dear..


  36. Guest Who says:

    Lucky Springster is MIA with her {checks notes} ‘specialist expertise’.

    Tracey, intern, is now handling climate for the BBC for the next few weeks.


  37. Guest Who says:

    She seems….inevitable.


  38. tomo says:

    Anybody remember Muriel’s adventure to see Fela Kuti in Nigeria?

    I do so hope that her appointment as a BBC board member includes specific purview over BBC Pidgin and involves regular visits to Nigeria and other West African ex colonies where I confident they’ be really pleased to see her.


    • Guest Who says:

      Her twosome with Jon in ‘Media Does Impartiality’ was… a critical success. Won awards.


      • Up2snuff says:

        I remember Muriel doing the Clothes Show with Jeff Banks. Did she replace Paula Yates in that music show on C4 or vice versa?

        She’s not worn well. Fine head of hair though.


  39. Zephir says:

    BBC boycott starts TOMORROW: Viewers urged to switch off this Christmas in protest
    BRITONS are being urged to take part in a BBC boycott from tomorrow to “disrupt” the broadcaster and make it stop taking viewers for granted.



  40. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO WATCH #1 – did I really hear the word ‘all’

    Scientific experts abounded on TWatO with Ed Stourton standing in for the Montacutie who was off for her usual long weekend. I think one of the science bods, I really should have noted the name, said all vaccines wear off over time. With news of the partial efficacy of the current Covid vaccines being a ‘hot news topic’; ” ‘All’ vaccines wear off in time. ” is quite a statement.

    I don’t recall being called in for annual polio jabs since childhood. The MMR vaccine doesn’t wear off as far as I know – two doses for a baby and that’s it. Nor do the constituent vaccines in single form wear off. You have to have two doses of the three separate vaccines and Mum or Dad pay for them and they last into adulthood. If he really said ‘all’ vaccines wear off in time with no other qualifying statement, what does this say about the ‘science’ we are hearing from the BBC?


    • Scroblene says:

      I wish I’d had the mumps jab when I was a strapping young man in 1969…

      The family doctor made a house visit (remember them), and although the Barbarians were playing that Saturday (remember them also), he advised me to stay put in case the virus went – er – south!

      It didn’t but I also didn’t move from my bed (except for ‘those’ reasons) for ten days, even reading the whole of ‘A town like Alice’ in on day! My mum made things easier for me by buying me 20 Consulate every other day, as they were supposed to be good for you back then!


      • Up2snuff says:

        Scrobie, what was that thing they used to do in army medicals? “Cough.”

        “Cough?” “How much phlegm would you like on your boots, Sarge?”


  41. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – they can always find someone to support BBC restrictions

    The BBC have hunted out a really exception exception here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-59762930 . I actually agree but the BBC probably would not like my solution. At the start of the Pandemic, the PM should have cancelled devolution, regional and City Mayors and stated quite clearly: “This pandemic will cost the taxpayer vast sums so I am cancelling devolution while the Pandemic lasts. After WHO declare the Pandemic is over, we will have a UK-wide Referendum to ask people if they wish to keep paying for separate Governments and extra layers of bureaucracy.”

    The BBC love playing politics.


  42. StewGreen says:

    9:35pm Channel 5 All Creatures
    suddenly 4 children appear for the Christmas party
    ..one little girl is mixed race with enormouse Whitney Houston hair

    I think the year is supposed to be 1932 or something


    • StewGreen says:

      Now it’s the ads
      Prostate Cancer charity ..the focus is “1 in 4 black men get prostate cancer, tice the rate in white men”
      and a head to head with a black guy.


    • StewGreen says:

      I could switch over to BBC4 for the Gospel Christmas show


  43. StewGreen says:

    2 weeks ago police shot dead a gunman on Marloes Road, Kensington
    ..still not been named.


  44. Fred Stubber says:

    They are running from an electric motor. It’s so they don’t get flats on the bearings.