The New Year 2022

Best Wishes to All Posters and Readers of this site . 2022 marks the Centenary of the BBC . And Just Think – maybe a million more TV Licences will be cancelled . ….

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486 Responses to The New Year 2022

  1. JohnC says:

    I see they’ve named the boy who set the new teenage stabbing record for Londonistan:

    Zaian Aimable-Lina

    Nobody should complain about this. We are simply reaping the seeds we planted years ago. It was entirely to be expected.

    I remember a BBC report where they quoted a black African woman saying ‘I feel like the UK wants my culture but not me’.

    Nope. The culture is the thing we DON’T want.

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    • taffman says:

      Reply to JohnC
      “Nope. The culture is the thing we DON’T want.”

      We were not given the choice, although we did vote for Brexit but we are still being ignored by the Consocialist government that promised it.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Exactly so. Neither her or her culture are required or wanted. We have far too much diversity already and far too many people for the size of the country. Do us a favour and leave.

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  2. Anti-BBC_Yank says:

    Here’s hoping that 2022 will be better than 2021, although I’m sure that our “elected” officials will do their best to complicate our lives.

    Happy New Year from south Texas, where it’s supposed to hit 84F/29C today. Then it’ll be 35F/1C tomorrow morning. Climate change! Pray to our beloved Saint Greta for forgiveness and redemption.

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  3. tomo says:

    Harmonised Messaging …..

    Dr Robert Malone

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    • tomo says:

      I’d add that Dr. Malone has some words about the BBC’s role in the Covid crisis.

      I hadn’t realised that he was a poacher turned gamekeeper

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  4. Zephir says:

    Wherever the liberal left infest, there is unlikely to be harmony

    ‘Kill the bill’: Hundreds in UK protest against new crime law

    Proposed bill would give police extra powers to curtail demonstrations, such as imposing time and noise limits.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/3/kill-the-bill-hundreds-in-uk-protest-against-new-crime-law

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    • Anti-BBC_Yank says:

      “It’s not infringing upon your right to free speech if we restrict it to 5 minutes per day and require you to keep it below 10 decibels.”

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Most of the actors on BBC dramas already mumble at aroun 10 decibels, usually in a darkened room.

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    • StewGreen says:

      When is something a demonstration
      .. and when is it intimidation and obstruction ?

      Your right to free speech doesn’t trump someone’s right to go about their normal daily business.

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    • digg says:

      Forgive them, they know not what they do!

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  5. Zephir says:

    ‘His views will not be tolerated on campus’: Here’s what went down at the Anti Jacob Rees-Mogg protest

    https://thetab.com/uk/birmingham/2018/03/10/coverage-of-the-anti-jacob-rees-mogg-protest-37593

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    • Anti-BBC_Yank says:

      Lately, I’ve been reading books about British spies (Kim Philby et al) and I hope that MI5 are at the very least identifying these socialists/communists to ensure that they never find employment in sensitive government agencies.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        ABY,
        You may not know the UK very well but I can assure that MI5 are far more worried about identifying the single far right putative terrorist who resides here than they are about the million or so liberal left Woke anti Brits who run our country.

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        • JohnC says:

          What they are worried about is a confrontation between the silent English majority and the Muslim terrorists.

          It takes 2 to start a war and they know they cannot possibly stop Islamic terrorism. There are 10’s of thousands of their extremists living amonst us. If anything kicked off, they would all be joining Alan’s snackbar.

          Hence the only thing they can do is suppress the opposition. Which happens to be the English people themselves. But what choice do they have ?. The damge was done long ago and people like the BBC are making it much, much worse. They have driven a wedge through society.

          The real problem is that it can only ever be a temporary fix. But politicians only care about next week. Not 5 years or 10 years or 50 years. It will be somebody elses problem by then.

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  6. Zephir says:

    “Extreme” note that

    “Solidarity forever because the union makes us strong” was just one of the chants heard today, as societies such as Women’s Association, Birmingham Socialist Students, University of Birmingham LGBTQ Association among others, joined together to form a completely non-violent protest against the visit of Jacob Rees-Mogg to the University of Birmingham.

    Rees-Mogg was a guest speaker for the university’s Conservative Society, which caused a lot of controversy due to his extreme right-wing views. Whereby, protestors made it clear that these views would not be tolerated at the university.

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  7. Zephir says:

    In 2020, Rees-Mogg accused Unicef of a political stunt after it announced for the first time in its 70-year history it would be providing food parcels to children in deprived areas of London prior to Christmas. Rees-Mogg said that Unicef were “playing politics when it is meant to be looking after people in the poorest, the most deprived countries in the world, where people are starving, where there are famines and where there are civil wars.” Rees-Mogg was branded “Scrooge” by Labour MP Neil Coyle.[142] In his comments, Rees-Mogg stated the charity was “faffing around in England” and “Unicef should be ashamed of itself”.[143]

    In October 2021, Rees-Mogg said that the main cause of labour shortages in the UK was the effects of disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic rather than Brexit. He said: “The lorry driver shortage is nothing to do with European labour movements. 89% of lorry drivers are UK born and bred in 2021, exactly the same level as in 2016.”[147]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Rees-Mogg

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  8. StewGreen says:

    Saturday BBC local news
    Segment with a politician featured
    Can you guess the party ?
    .. Can you guess the person ?

    … Yep Labour’s Dame Diana Johnson again
    ‘ her call to cleanup an area has worked’
    .. maybe originates out of her PR team

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  9. StewGreen says:

    Eastenders contrived antiwoke bomber , who changed his mind at the last minute

    Duncan is the soaps writer for Metro, so has to work hand in hand with the soap PR people

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  10. Kinell says:

    In regards to Covid.

    I don’t know if this has been posted before but try searching, any Three digit number and then new cases.

       5 likes

    • G.W.F. says:

      Yes, it works every time. Fact checkers say it does not prove a conspiracy, but the fact is that you always get a location for new cases.

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  11. Zephir says:

    Ive got cold. working on my usual remedy of lots of alcohol

    the cat is also sneezing

    But I am sure we will be ok after a couple of weeks

    its funny watching a cat sneezing, I wish I knew how to post a picture on here, its like the black plague has broken out in our GP place

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    • digg says:

      Is the cat also partaking booze too. Not complaining it certainly worked for me, can recommend a minimum half a dozen double rums, gets rid of everything probably including Covid! Nasty Covid no-like alcohol!

         11 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      One easy way to post a pic
      is to tweet or Facebook it first
      and then pot the URL of the tweet, as it will then automatically embed.

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  12. Guest Who says:

    Guessing…

    1. Marcus
    2. Meghan
    3. Marcus
    4. Marcus
    5. Marcus
    6. Marcus
    7. Marcus
    8. Marcus
    9. AOC
    10. Marcus
    11.Marcus
    12. Some rando

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  13. Guest Who says:

    Beat that, Springster!

       7 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Woah… she’s brought in a ringer.

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    • digg says:

      WTF are dissolution lists? They make it up as they go!

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    • Sick of it all says:

      I’ve always had a hard spot for our June – despite her being as mad as a box of spiders – but I wish she’d finally get her teeth fixed, they’re like bloody gravestones.

         0 likes

  14. Guest Who says:

    A bbc fave.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Sent by a Twatter on his iPhone.

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    • digg says:

      Yes Owen and 1939 was International overthrow Adolph Hitler year dontcha know!

      P.S. international overthrow capitalism year only takes place in the canteen at The Guardian, with of course a zoom call to the BBC under 25’s news team.

      Of course any staff of the Socialist Worker gets free access as well but must have mic muted to avoid the embarrassment of looking like a bunch of Wolfies!

      Eg. Up the people… Up Camden!

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    • Dobyns says:

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  15. taffman says:

    “The previous New Year’s Day record was set in 1916, when it reached 15.6C (60.1F) in Bude, Cornwall.”
    “Saturday’s record is still provisional as temperatures could get even higher as the day progresses.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59847641
    Operative words “provisional” and “could”.
    So what happened before 1916. Its almost as if they are wishing for global warming ?

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  16. StewGreen says:

    Covid stats are partially out
    Really nothing will be certain for a few days
    The death trend has gone above 100/day
    2 days of high hospital admissions twice that before
    They might send some people home before Xmas, and then they come back in.

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    • JohnC says:

      With the big increase in infections, the deaths ‘with COVID’ are bound to go up.
      The question we will never get answered is how many are because of COVID.
      I can imagine a huge spike in cases in the next week.

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  17. digg says:

    Going to hospital means almost 100% guarantee of catching COVID. So the Government should be advising people never to go to hospital.

    Makes sense to me!

    What’s the betting that the young lady on reception is obliged to tick a box “COVID patient” when they book the patient in?

       26 likes

    • G.W.F. says:

      Going to hospital is a risk. I heard someone on the news say the word ‘pathway’, which means certain death.

         22 likes

  18. tomo says:

    It’s 3 hours long

    Not TLDL

    Riveting and littered with smoking guns….

    Joe Rogan interviews Robert Malone

    https://jrelibrary.com/1757-dr-robert-malone/

    I see BBC 1 is offering Mrs Browns Boys tonight

       6 likes

  19. BRISSLES says:

    Sorry, a bit late to the party – it takes longer to surface these days after a night of imbibing on the finest Port with friends 🙂

    I must add my voice to the ridiculousness of the honours, and agree to the comments before. It was the inclusion of “services to dance” that got me. WTF is that about ? it will soon be “services to peeling sprouts” before long. Some bloke called Ashley Banjo received the gong for ‘services to dancing’. He’s been around for a couple of years, has become a ‘face’ on tele and that warrants his award. Jesus Christ, my lovely Dad when not on night shift down a coal mine, started a football team that morphed into a Sporting Youth Club which was in existing for many years, and which he ran at the expense of his family time. A total community project back in the 60’s, and he got…….zilch.

    Makes me vomit.

       60 likes

    • harry142857 says:

      He got the award for the BLM routine on ITVs Britain’s Got Talent. There are thousands of other hard working figures in the dance community.

         23 likes

    • JimS says:

      Francis Chichester circumnavigated the globe, Tom Moore circumnavigated his garden.

         5 likes

  20. Guest Who says:

    I merely ponder that a recently knighted country-leading pol with tentacles in all sorts of places, notably American, has acquired a coveted title in unusual circumstances at the discretion of a regal type at the same time as American derrings do have cast a light on fellow regal types.

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    • Guest Who says:

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      • G.W.F. says:

        Nothing will stop Blair from being knighted; the entire establishment supports him. But a hundred thousand or more signatures opposing him will be there for future historians to remember.

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  21. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I didn’t expect Blair to beknighted.
    The beknighted mr sir Blair.
    We all know he is.

       7 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Blair has a younger sister, Sarah
      and an older brother, Sir William Blair, a High Court judge
      He was previously a Queen’s Counsel at London barristers’ chambers
      Tony Blair himself was a barrister at Lincoln’s In under Lord Irvine.

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  22. Guest Who says:

    I recommend the latest posts over at ITBB on the subject of bbc fact checking, and its rising starlet in this arena.

    Many awards set to be assigned no doubt.

       7 likes

  23. Eddy Booth says:

    Happy new year!

       6 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Hopefully someone with diplomatic immunity just the sunset side of W1A. Her angle suggests bad news for the upper floors.

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  24. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

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    • tomo says:

      Somebody’s circumvented the Times paywall and the full Ghislaine Maxwell article by Ben Macintyre is available on the Icelandic archive….

      Small World – eh?

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  25. tomo says:

    Gawd …. the scary – scary keeps coming …

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  26. Zephir says:

    @F2

    as I mentioned earlier am self medicating for what is probably a cold but these days who knows

    at my advanced age beer is fine, but whisky promotes anglo saxon

    look where it got William Wallace
    my apologies for any offence, you do a fine and often thankless task

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  27. tomo says:

    Google get caught with their finger on the scales ….

    Hands-in-the-cookie-jar.jpg

    It took 40 milliseconds longer earlier to deliver a pile of toxic trash…

    Looks like Spotify were on the money with Mr. Rogan …

    I’m willing to wager that the BBC will treat this as “never happened”?

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  28. Zephir says:

    “reliable sources” hmmm

    before i phones we used to have a thing called a library

    they were funny places because they had a fiction place and a non fiction place, they had things called books and in the non fiction place at the end of the book there were things called references

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  29. Guest Who says:

    Not a good time to be a journalist, or fact checker.

    Jon Sopel seems to have decided ‘reporting’ about cricket is a safe way to earn his crust.

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  30. Scroblene says:

    Has anyone noticed if Saint Emily Maitlis is still around after steering P.Andrew into a car crash interview?

    Surely the BBC should be looking at the story as the Sunday rags are!

    I might change my New Year Resolution and watch the awful BBC if they get off their arses and report something, but it seems from their website that there’s nothing to see here, move along…

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  31. Zephir says:

    Clinton anywhere ? how many get out of jail cards ? do they come free with the Lolita express loyalty card ?

    He seems as fireproof as a bbc P reporter, although they are happy to show the Trump photo

    Ghislaine Maxwell: Big names may come into FBI’s crosshairs

    Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot testifies Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Prince Andrew flew aboard Epstein’s private plane

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    • Zephir says:

      CCBGB “If someone recruited her school friends why is she not in the dock at a criminal trial rather than being a good plaintiff?”

      Meanwhile, in Rotheham etc etc

      nothing worth reporting

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    • Guest Who says:

      Sopes’ next book ‘Trump, My Part In His Downfall’, soon to be released by Bloomberg Press..

         11 likes

  32. AsISeeIt says:

    Culture Cornered

    We suspect Carrie Nut Nut has turned our previously ebullient Get-Brexit-Done Boris into a simpering face nappie-brained posh version of Swampy Hooper – living not in a tree, but in an overly-refurbished flat above No 10.

    The Green-tinged Torygraph today has turned itself into the perfect personification of that now far too familiar daft brand of borrowed-from-the-Left Rousseauian pastural feminised primitivist romanticism – just think about these headlines and features:

    Farmers to be paid to restore natural habitats in push to rewild the countryside

    Horticultural hitlist. Get-ahead gardening trends

    Selina Scott. Swapping the fame game for country life was my best move

    Wake up, Tories, your rural idyll is nothing but a sissy fantasy. The UK’s bulging population is touching 70 millions and our borders remain wide open. Rewilding? Someone somewhere must have over-dosed on David Attenborough BBC wild animal documentaries. Surbiton is not and never will be the Serengeti.

    Look, I do understand it is the dream of some on the Right to return somehow to “Merrie England

    Kingsley Amis in Lucky Jim, his scathing spoof of 1950s University life, has his comic hero deliver a disasterously drunken lecture on “Merrie England“. “The point about Merrie England is that it was about the most un-Merrie period in our history.” Then he passes out.

    If you prefer, that irascible right-leaning Mancunian punk rocker, Mark E Smith of The Fall catches the mood:

    You’ll never see me trying to raise Cain
    You’ll never see me wear a suit of green
    There’s a slip-road up right ahead
    leading to the agragarian
    But I’m city born and bred
    Too many car-fumes in my head
    Just a well-read punk peasant.
    But you’d think a countryman would understand
    the devil makes work for idle hands.

    M5 to the country straight ahead
    It’s stuffed to the gills with crusty brown bread
    Can they not understand
    there’s nothing worse than a bored man?

    One might have thought New Year’s Day was an apt occasion for brave new conservative resolutions – not from this lilly-livered cabal of focus-pocus group focused limp Tory boys too afraid of nursey and of teacher to stand up and be counted: ‘Pupils told to wear masks in classrooms‘ (Times)

    As northern former Red Wall MPs ought to be inisting of the party leadership – Think On…!

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    • Sick of it all says:

      ‘Surbiton is not and never will be the Serengeti.’

      Indeed, although the short walk along Maple Road from the Gordon Bennett to the junction with Surbiton Crescent is officially still the whitest stretch of public highway in England, with the most dense concentration of iCandy strollers and cashmere scarves in the whole of Western Europe.

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  33. Zephir says:

    I’m still waiting for Hillary Clintons book “My husbands sex accusers, my part in their downfall”

    “Hillary Clinton’s defense of Bill Clinton is why women don’t come forward

    It’s another example of the way powerful people too often protect their own, rather than survivors.

    https://www.vox.com/2018/10/15/17978156/hillary-clinton-monica-lewinsky-interview-bill-clinton-sexual-misconduct-metoo

    In a CBS interview on Sunday, correspondent Tony Dokoupil asked Clinton if she thought her husband should have resigned after his affair with Lewinsky, then a White House intern, became public.

    “Absolutely not,” Clinton said.

    “Bill Clinton has faced a number of allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and other misconduct over the course of his long political career. Probably most famous was the revelation that he had a sexual relationship with Lewinsky while he was in office. After a now-famous denial — “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky” — he admitted to the relationship in 1998.

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  34. Guest Who says:

    A new Jo Abbess is born.

    Whack ‘Disappointed that [Beeboid eco arts grad] has not promoted my public subsidy propped up perpetual Moanbiot machine’ on Twitter et….. Voila!

    Point out a factual howler… ‘only those in the 28Gate circle of virtue with the author can comment’.

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  35. Zephir says:

    And the socialist worker wimmin ?

    ‘Love America, Hate Trump.’ Inside Today’s Massive Anti-Trump Protests in London

    https://time.com/5338370/trump-london-protests/

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    • Docmarooned says:

      Time Magazine! Absolute joke. Wokest of the woke. Such a respected mag that in the 30’s they voted Hitler and Stalin respectively man of the year!

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      • Zephir says:

        Maybe moustache of the year

        what is with dicatators and facial hair we could make a list, Saddam …. (Corbyns for a comeback)

        thinking about doing a phd on ther inverse relationship between democracy and moustaches (including Diane Abbot)

        COCKTAIL PARTY Labour’s Diane Abbott breaks the law by swigging can of mojito on the train home

        https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8901060/labour-diane-abbott-drinking-on-train-illegal/

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        • Zephir says:

          Ms Abbott — who has campaigned to end the sale of cheap alcohol — downed the rum cocktail on a journey through her constituency in North London last Saturday.

          After the picture was circulated she “sincerely apologised” for drinking on the Overground.

          thats ok then, others maybe arrested and get a criminal record

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  36. Guest Who says:

    Not aware of all their other primary business models.

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    • Beltane says:

      This no doubt explains how the RNLI justify their expensive ad campaign on TV – the cost of which will almost certainly go a long way towards cancelling any benefit from Guardianista contributions.

      The simple fact that the Guardian and Campbell promote the story is enough to confirm that it’s a desperate and barefaced lie.

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    • digg says:

      Notice the usual weasely and lazy use of the expression “Right Wing” meaning that everyone in this Country who believes it is morally wrong to aid and abet traffickers to get rich ferrying illegal immigrants into the Country who have zero right to enter is a Nazi. I guess that would now include all of the border force officials at airports in the USA, Australia, Canada etc. As I challenge anyone to try to enter the Country without paperwork to give it a go!

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  37. Guest Who says:

    Poetry.

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  38. Guest Who says:

    Luckily Jez has full 360 HD.

    Said cabbie is in the wrong.

    However, I do note the rozzer response and vigilante reaction.

    Also my missus getting a ticket for 35mph just before a derestricted section of A road in the shires headed out of the town via a mobile device on the other side of the road.

    Frankly the revolution cannot come quick enough.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Thresholds in W1A underground car parks… off limits.

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    • JohnC says:

      Looks like Vile is using BBC resources at work for his videos now to further his spite campaign.

      No way a tw@t like him could make that video. I bet he can’t even wire a plug.

      Good to know how all that public money is being spent.

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  39. Sluff says:

    The BBC is investigating itself over the issue that they interviewed a ‘constitutional lawyer’ about the Maxwell case without mentioning that Mr Dershowitz used to represent Epstein and had himself been accused of sexual abuse.

    But what is not mentioned is that this is par for the course for the BBC. The repeated practice of interviewing ‘experts’ without telling us who they really are and on what side of the fence they stand.

    I remember for instance the ‘nurse on an acute ward’ who just happened to be a militant Labour trade unionist. And how often was Gina Miller interviewed as ‘a lawyer’. Contributors to this site have done great work in exposing this kind of thing by digging down.

    That is what needs investigating. The unceasing tactic of claiming people as ‘impartial experts’ while in reality being brought on to support the chosen BBC editorial narrative.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      The thing is that Dershowitz is not a Democrat, and is suing CNN for slander so he is not in the lefts good books at all. The difference here is the reaction to the fact that he represented Epstein which shouldn’t really matter, as a lawyer is supposed to represent their client not be their supporter for all time. It’s akin to suggesting the lawyer who defended Myra Hindley remained an ardent supporter of her.

      The fact is that any lawyer represents their client to the best of their ability, without any implication of endorsement of their clients crimes – or innocence.

      In terms of the accusations, they are merely that and nothing more. Giuffre went off like an out of control firework accusing anyone in the vicinity she could name although interestingly not Prince Andrew.
      A settlement was made of all the accused parties of which Dershowitz was one and the case was ended without any judgement.

      It therefore is of no consequence he was accused, because he is innocent of the accusations.

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  40. tomo says:

    OK… It’s not more people collapsing in the street in China….

    – but it is a feel-good piece about China … that quite likely was a night shift quota filler pick for the BBC web site front page?

    The Olympics are coming up…

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  41. Zephir says:

    A w@nker (sorry fed) with a camera on his head, reminds me of Daleks

    socialist control and desperate attempts of public shaming at its best

    I will post this video as what the socialist sh’t stirrers do, they attack and intimidate and when someone fights back they are all filming on their phone and shouting police, police

    They will shout and scream abouty defunding the police other times, when it suits them, the hyprocisy is quite astounding

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  42. JohnC says:

    An absolute classic BBC ‘lie by inference’:

    ‘A booster vaccine is 88% effective at preventing people ending up in hospital with Covid-19, new data from the UK Health Security Agency suggests.’
    ‘The new data confirms that two doses of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccines offers little protection against being infected with Omicron.’

    They are comparing apples with oranges !. The first has nothing to do with preventing infection and the second has nothing to do with hospital admissions.

    The point of this is how the BBC are absolutely prepared to totally mislead people when THEY decide the ends justify the means.

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  43. Zephir says:

    “suggests

    to mention an idea, possible plan, or action for other people to consider:
    I suggested an Italian restaurant near the station for the party.
    formal Might I suggest a white wine with your salmon, sir?
    [ + (that) ] I suggest (that) we wait a while before we make any firm decisions.
    Liz suggested (that) I try the shop on Mill Road.
    [ + -ing verb ] I suggested putting the matter to the committee.
    [ + question word ] Can you suggest where I could buy a dozen roses?

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    • Sluff says:

      Speaking as an unashamed pro-vaccination person who had very mild covid after two jabs I have to say John that you are quite right.
      There are piles of evidence in favour of vaccination at a macro level. The best is rarely if ever reported which is the sequential reduction in covid death rates for older age groups as a proportion of total covid deaths over time during the first vaccine roll out.

      The BBC and other organisations have no need to go in for this deliberately misleading stuff. It undermines the case needlessly. Just another form of bias from the masters of the trade.

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      • Deborah says:

        I know various senior doctors here in the UK and abroad (some recently retired so not required by work to have it) and all have had the vaccine which is reassuring as I often read Conservative Woman which is rabidly anti.

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        • Eddy Booth says:

          I remember a few years ago when there was a concensus that modern man and neanderthals hadn’t interbed , they even had early dna to prove it!
          The Science often gets it wrong.

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          • Zephir says:

            If I had a choice between a senior doctor and a neaderthal, the neandethal would probably be easier to get an appointment on the phone

            Monday : hunt

            Tuesday : Gather

            Wednesday OK fit you in there

            VS

            Monday: golf
            Tuesday Golf

            etc etc cos of covid

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        • JohnC says:

          I too am completely pro-vaccine and I can’t understand why anyone would not have it (apart from medical reasons).

          The can imagine the prolonged death from COVID is a very unpleasant and nasty way to die before your time and there is no doubt at all the vaccine dramatically changes the odds.

          The question of whether people should be forced to have it though is a much more difficult one.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            I’m pro vax – remember the Covid jabs are not vaccines in the strict sense of the word – as well but I would be cautious about giving them to anyone under 18. It is import that the one to be inoculated gives informed consent. We do not know – because a long term test is not possible yet – what the RNA element does to human DNA and to an otherwise robust immune system.

            In addition these ‘immune boosters’ that are not strictly vaccines have only a limited effect duration. Some of the scientific sages were muttering recently ‘as little as ten weeks’; the best case scenario they are effective for less than treble that time. In that case it would possibly be better for a young person to catch – unless they have other health risks – Covid and boost their immune system that way. Bit like the old ‘Measles Parties’ that parents of young children apocryphically held.

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  44. Zephir says:

    Loch Ness monster, byname Nessie, large marine creature believed by some people to inhabit Loch Ness, Scotland. However, much of the alleged evidence supporting its existence has been discredited, and it is widely thought that the monster is a myth.

    Some suggest otherwise, the bbc do choose their suggestions

    Excitement as compelling new evidence emerges that Loch Ness Monster exists

    https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/nessie-hunters-excited-as-compelling-evidence-loch-ness-monster-exists-emerges-214223/

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  45. taffman says:

    “Gas prices: MPs and peers urge PM to act on energy bills”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59849731
    No one voted for this !

    As the 1922 Committee celebrate their centenary this year the question that will be vexing them is ‘will it survive’?
    Unless they change the PM and his cabinet – it wont.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      taffman, the VAT and envrionmental levies on Energy Bills were, iirc, at the behest of the EU. So your claim that no-one voted for this may be untrue. 52% of the UK voted to leave the EU and get rid of Brussels costly rule! Scrap the VAT now!

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  46. Guest Who says:

    More than just a token of the Dales.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      I don’t give a toss about different regional accents being heard on the BBC, as long as I can understand them. Who cares about the accent when they all say exactly the same thing about every topic?
      What I do care passionately about is that there should be a wide range of different views and political outlook to hear on the BBC. But of course this will never happen in a million years and so I just want , at the very least, for the corporation to become a subscription service only.

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  47. Guest Who says:

    Of course, ditching the tv would never do. Even if no one uses it to watch broadcast live.

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  48. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    If Liz Truss triggers article 16 then I think Boris’ job will be hers for the taking.

    If she says we will leave the UNHCR and jail any migrant illegally arriving over the channel and declare anyone illegally crossing the channel will NEVER be granted asylum here she’s on a winner.

    If she says she will scrap all the green crap (with all the associated charges and costs) it would be a huge vote winner.

    Basically, if she took the Tories back from the left and moved to the proper right she would win a landslide in a GE.

    She has to show she is capable of this and triggering article 16 and going onto WTO would demonstrate it.
    I wonder if she realises this.

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  49. Eddy Booth says:

    Interesting read on divided Britain.
    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/how-did-we-get-so-angry-so-divided/
    “While Johnson lapses, all too easily, into Churchillian rhetoric, larded with Latin idioms, accompanied by a buffoonish grin and Wooster-like bonhomie, is he conscious of the visceral unhappiness that is swirling unchecked throughout the land?

    In 2001 the Taliban destroyed the Shrine at Bamiyan in Afghanistan, location of the two largest standing statues of Buddha in the world.
    The world watched on, appalled that this could happen, yet here we are in the West, two decades on, busily engaging ourselves in a similar orgy of reinterpretation.”

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  50. Zephir says:

    Someone stood, up and said someting once. where is he now, still in jail ?

    of course, if you are a P newsreader and serial bully on the bbc your former name is never mentioned

    ‘Stop bullying!’ Naga and Charlie spark BBC fury for ‘confrontational’ grilling of health
    BBC BREAKFAST presenters Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt sparked fury on Thursday morning after viewers felt they were grilling The Director of Public Health for Warrington rather harshly.

    https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1482136/Naga-Munchetty-Charlie-Stayt-confrontation-BBC-fury

    https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1327018/Dan-Walker-BBC-Breakfast-Naga-Munchetty-Sally-Nugget-animal-print-joke-bullying-BBC-video

    Naga Munchetty walks off BBC Breakfast after Carol Kirkwood swipe ‘What’s the point?’

    BBC Breakfast star Naga Munchetty admits being a ‘bully’ at school
    Naga was honest in her look back at her schooldays

    https://www.entertainmentdaily.co.uk/news/bbc-breakfast-star-naga-munchetty-admits-being-a-bully-at-school/

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