Twelfth Night 2022

GBNews has started its digital radio output . For the first time in a long time the BBC has competition against its poisonous talk radio . Let’s hope it gets the support it deserves .

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  1. Up2snuff says:

    (Dennis Blodnok-type voice) Moan? I can’t possibly moan? After all I’m first at the top of the first Thread of the New Year. Do I get any money for it? Just open your wallet and repeat after me: “Help yourself.”


    • Scroblene says:

      (Eccles voice) You can’t be first, because I have 7 o’clock written on this piece of paper…

      I’m first…



      • Up2snuff says:

        (Bluebottle type-voice) Eeeeuuu. That is good, Eccles. I like that. How do you know that the time is right? Can I have a touch of that piece of paper, Eccles? (holds paper up to ear) Eeeuuuuughhh!

        It’s not ticking!


        • Scroblene says:

          (Grytpype-Thynne voice), “That’s not just an ordinary piece of paper, Eccles, it’s an envelope! Moriarty, steam off the stamp and cash it! Eccles, here’s a new piece of paper with another time on it, use that until the church clock chimes, count to seven, then ask Mr Snuff if he believes you now”!


          • Up2snuff says:

            Moriarty-type voice: “Aarghh, Grytpype, munny luvverly munny, we are going to be rich, rich, oooh ho ho ho, luvverly munny, munnneeee.”

            Grytpype-type voice “Quiet, you oleaginous aristocrat. Mind you do not bump into Major Blodnok on the way to Stanley Gibbons and lose that stamp or we will be impoverished again.”


            • Scroblene says:

              (Seagoon voice), “What what what what!”…

              (Grytpype-Thynne voice), “Shut up Neddy, Mr Snuff has enough problems already with the stamp being a forgery, and you blathering on about twats! By Jingo Moriarty, it’s a cardboard cut-out of a real stamp! We must call the river police”!


              • Up2snuff says:

                (Moriarty): Aaiieeeghhh! Oh no, no April in Pareee, no luvveryly munny and no luvverly foood. Owwwhh! But wait Grytpype, that forgery may be worth more than the real thing!

                (Grytpype): Cunning Moriarty, very sharp of you.

                FX: telephone dialling

                (Grytpype): Hello Sothebys, how much is a cardboard cut out of a real stamp worth and when is your next sale of cardboard cut-outs? Really? That much? I seeee. Next Friday. We will be round before then. Thank you. Goodbye. (Rings off, presses button B, sound of pennies falling in tray) Aah a little bonus! Come Moriarty, we are going to Sothebys.

                FX1: Wooosh! FX2: Wooosh #2.


  2. BRISSLES says:

    More like ‘behave yourself’ !!!!


  3. StewGreen says:

    The metroliberal ruling class, don’t like the real world
    They prefer the storytelling BS, that PR people feed them.
    Boris & Starmer the same

    Hence this Marie Antoinette line from Keir Starmer in his vision speech for a future Labour government
    “have BOTH” NutZero & low energy bills

    #1 Starmer didn’t mention the words solar or renewables.

    #2 From the beginning he did mention “energy bills”
    02:19 “the cost of living is increasing, energy bills are going up, wages are stagnant”
    He takes it up again at 27:00 question from journo.
    Then again at next question
    31:00 Starmer
    “On the choice between energy bills and Net Zero,
    I don’t think it is a choice
    I think we can and we should have the ambition to *have BOTH*

    (Ha have your cake and eat it !)

    He did push these dreams :
    #3 wind power : generating enough electricity for many many thousands hundreds of thousands of houses * at very low cost * : LIE !
    Turbines built in Britain “none of them” ..evil Tories policy

    #4 34:13 And then the £28 billion a year investment in the green jobs of the future
    that’s a £1,000 COST per household per year !

    #5 Hydrogen
    Not long ago I visited the Humber gas *works* (sic, he means gas storage caverns)
    The gas they stored helped to keep the prices low but the government let it close in 2017
    and you’ve seen what’s happened to gas prices since.
    .. become a hub for the production of hydrogen
    These workers want to make a historic contribution to combating the climate crisis

    #6 Electric vehicles
    “there’s Brando.. which now produces plates used in hydrogen fuel cells
    A technology that could help to power *lorries* (haha) to have new zero emissions

    I posted 3 longer transcriptions over on CliScep Open Mic


    • NCBBC says:

      GBN news has a piece on Anti-Semitism in the BBC.

      This deserves our praise. Well done GBN.


  4. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    On GB News does anyone have any idea or recognise the picture usually behind Neil Oliver’s left shoulder (or right as you look at the screen) when he’s on zoom (or whatever it’s called)
    It looks like a beached whale.
    It’s mainly white with a big black whale shape in the middle (or maybe I should say big whale of colour)
    I’m sure I’ve seen it or something similar sometime in my past.
    I thought it might have been something from Moby Dick.


    • Jeff says:

      In my living room I have lots of photos on the walls of family, both alive and departed and a couple of long standing and trusted friends.

      Perhaps he’s best mates with Diane Abbott…


    • StewGreen says:

      @Emmanuel, It’s a sperm whale from David Elliot’s flying whale series

      .. Neil in his room


      • NCBBC says:

        Not allowing people to see their elderly relatives, who they might not see again, is not just criminal but inhuman. Its the kind of thing one does when one is convinced one is saving humanity. If one believes that, then every inhumane, totalitarian and criminal policy can be justified.

        There has to be a commission to investigate the powers that the government and its apparatchiks gave themselves, followed by criminal prosecution. The excuse that they were doing it for the good of humanity is the kind of excuse that justifies totalitarian crimes, and must not be accepted from the outset – like they were simply following orders.

        We dont accept “following orders”, as it allows totalitarian solutions to be implemented.


      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        Thanks for that Stew.
        Each time it goes to him I’m distracted by it and miss half of what he says.
        So it was a whale (but not MobyDick) Call me Emmanuel.


    • NCBBC says:

      Re: Flying whales

      There also a picture on the right of something, a round black blob on a black neck, that is swallowing everything.

      I suppose it means something. Perhaps Black lies swallow the truth unless Truth is defended,

      In this days of Covid and NHS worship, this blog is doing its best countering BBC lies.


  5. Guest Who says:

    Banging on.


  6. theisland says:

    Lord Pearson of Rannoch on Gettr
    @LordPearson 8h
    “Have you noticed that if you try to talk about Islam in public, you are accused of Islamophobia’ ? I am the only Member of our Parliament who tries to talk about it honestly. So, to provoke discussion, herewith some of its problems, in 18 bullet points.”
    here and here


    • LynetteO says:

      I know this is quite a long time ago but it was difficult to even have a discussion at a school amongst teachers.

      In the media in general there was rarely any criticism of the PLO leader Yassir Arafat. There were few publications that would report the Arabic that incited his own people to hatred and was so different to his words of peace to the rest of the world. . When Pam Ayres the popular witty poet on relationships read out a poem on BBC Radio 4 where her husband was critical of Arafat , that particular line from the poem was cut out of the repeat performance on Radio 4 a few days later.

      I was teaching in a primary school and when I discussed with the teachers at break time about Arafat saying one thing in Arabic to his people and another to the world media I was hauled down to the Head and told that she wouldn’t have her staff getting upset and she gave me a written warning !


      • StewGreen says:

        @LynetteO “her husband was critical of Arafat ”
        .. There is a poem
        but he’s barely critical. She just mentions them in same breath as Mafia and Gadaffi.

        He’ll clarify the situation; he will make it crystal clear
        You’ll feel the glazing of your eyeballs, and the bending of your ear.
        Corruption at the top, he’s an authority on that
        And the Mafia, Gadafia and Yasser Arafat.

        I guess cos it’s popular she updates it
        On her website it’s a bit different mentions Trump but not Yasser


        • LynetteO says:

          Hi StewGreen

          It seemed like she was being critical of her husbands views. But including Arafat in the list of those that are corrupt by saying her husband was “an authority on that ” could not be repeated for the BBC Radio 4 audiance. Censorship of a poem – what next !

          You could say she was updating the poem but she had to take out Arafat’s name on her website to keep in with the BBC and she didn’t update Gaddifi’s name . She found another name they would like to hear.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Ahmadis suffer vicious persecution around the world. The main source of fuel for that persecution is in Pakistan, but what happens in Pakistan does not stay in Pakistan.

      I know that from my experience in the Yorkshire market town of Batley. In August 1985, when I was 11 years old, my parents organised an inter-faith meeting in the town hall. It was interrupted and disturbed when, according to West Yorkshire police, more than 1,000 extremists, led by Pakistani hate preachers funded by the Pakistani state, were bused in from around the country. The mob brutally attacked my English mother and my father, a dermatologist; my eldest brother and I; and a Welsh Ahmadi schoolteacher who was with us. My first cousin, a GP, was by chance driving through the market town that day. He saw the mob and saw his family and friends being attacked, so he stopped. He was recognised, pulled from his vehicle and savagely beaten up.


  7. taffman says:

    As the new year begins will the so called Tory Government allow another 28000+ invaders arrive on our shores ?
    We need a new government that will defend the people of this nation before we are no longer a nation anymore .


    • taffman says:

      “Channel migrants: Crossing numbers in 2021 triple 2020’s figure”

      As dawn breaks we get news of more ‘interceptions’ in the Channel. What an absurd use of the word ‘interceptions’.
      We have an absurd government in charge of our borders that has failed us.
      The question is – Is it deliberate?


      • NCBBC says:

        Of course it is deliberate. Boris Johnson made it clear that there will be no impediment to illegal immigrants. He got elected on that, and is simply carrying on his election promise.

        The fact that the people did not realise this, is their fault. Buyers remorse has not even moral claim if the electors did not bother to read what was on the box.


    • MarkyMark says:

      About us (UK Home Office)

      The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.



  8. Doublethinker says:

    This government, any government in fact, can only do what the civil servants are prepared to implement and the judges allow. We are not run by those that we elect but by the unaccountable liberal globalist blob. We live in a post democratic society.
    Having said that the government makes little protest about the rubber boat immigrants so I think that they are probably quite relaxed about the illegal part of the invasion.
    Of course the focus on the illegal invaders allows the much greater numbers of legal ones to go largely unnoticed, for every illegal there are 10 legal third worlders entering our little island.
    This is exactly what the blob wants . The question which exercises me is why!? Do they really want our country turned into a third world shit hole, where all their beloved values of human rights and equality are lost forever? Or perhaps they are so conceited that somehow or other they believe that RoPers can be persuaded ,despite all the evidence to the contrary , to become model 21 st century citizens adopting all the blob’s beliefs.
    At the very best this belief that mass migration should be tolerated and encouraged is a highly dangerous experiment and one with a low chance of success but with a high risk of becoming a catastrophe which destroys the west. It is madness.


    • taffman says:

      The government are our servants not our masters. The civil servants are just that – servants paid by us the Tax Payer .
      We need to change the government . It is the worst government in the modern history of our people . The have failed us because of so many lies and broken promises . We are led by charlatans posing as Tories .
      The only political party that match the sentiments of the posters of this site are UKIP.
      Can any one suggest an other ?


      • Doublethinker says:

        I’m afraid you are denying the evidence before your eyes. The civil servants were once , probably more than forty years ago, those who implemented the policy of the democratically elected government even if they privately disagreed with it. Just as once , long ago , the BBC was impartial. All that stopped around the time of Lady T and the Blair years saw the politicisation of the civil services, the judiciary etc. The blob was grown by Blair and told that their job was to ensure that whenever the Tories were in power they became the real opposition. Now all our institutions are in their hands.
        As we saw with Brexit and Trump the blob is powerful , it nearly stopped Brexit and has certainly emasculated it, eg NIP, and will in my view get us back in the EU by the end of the decade by one ruse or another. It got rid of Trump illegally but no one has paid the price for their illegal behaviour over the four years of the President’s term. It stole the election and I’m sure it could so over here if necessary.
        I doubt that democracy can remove the blob , we can vote for 650 MPs , they can spout off in the HoC , but in the end the Blob controls what happens. So in my view we live in a post democratic society. I hope I am wrong but all the evidence points to me being right.


        • G says:


          Whichever/whatever, they’re all converging on the Marxist philosophy in line with the rest of the West. It’s a coordinated approach to the future.


        • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

          You noted that:

          “… … All that stopped around the time of Lady T and the Blair years saw the politicization of the civil services, the judiciary etc.”

          Here is a brief extract from Wikipedia on Charter 88:

          “Charter 88 was created by 348 mainly Liberal and Social Democratic British intellectuals and activists.[1] They signed a letter to the New Statesman magazine as “a general expression of dissent” following the 1987 General Election victory of the Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.[2] This was then followed by further advertisements in The Guardian and The Independent. …”

          The following is copied from Common Purpose’s own site:

          “Common Purpose is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 that develops leaders who can cross boundaries. This enables them to solve complex problems both in organizations and in cities.”

          Note those dates: 1988 and 1989. After the third Thatcher election win in 1987, it must have been clear that she was more than a passing fashion or “one-term” PM and would continue to disrupt the status quo and post-WW2 consensus of Butskellism etc. Something needed to be done which would involve extra-parliamentary action, because the dumb Sun-reading and Daily-Mail-reading proles could not be relied upon to vote in sufficient numbers to remove her and elect Labour.

          Another indication of this, which I recall hearing on Radio 4’s ‘Today’, was a very sombre statement by John Humphrys just after that 1987 election. Speaking slowly and clearly, he said it was now the duty of broadcasters to oppose the thrice-elected government. It was an open declaration of war, surprising more for its brutal frankness than its content, since the BBC had long been opposing the Thatcher policies. I have never trusted Humphrys since, even if he was not the worst (compare with Marr, Naughtie, Mair, Maitliss, Montague, et al – that’s not saying much, admittedly!)

          In passing, I note that Common Purpose phrase “leaders who can cross boundaries”; to which one might object that, by leading in this way, they would be acting ‘ultra vires’ and without democratic mandate or accountability.

          I agree with your post, Doublethinker, this needs underlining.


          • Up2snuff says:

            Mustapha, it became obvious during April and May 2020 year and that faked up PPE shortage in the NHS, that Labour, the Unions in the NHS and education, together with the Civil Service all served with helpful headlines from most of the print press and most of the MSM were doing to Bojo what Charter 88 and Common Purpose had done to Thatcher.

            It didn’t help that Bojo was as impatient as Thatcher but in a more disorganised and impetuous way. It was obvious that at the BBC they hate Bojo twice or three times as much as Mrs T, it was really on display this morning on TOADY.


          • Up2snuff says:

            Mustapha, it became obvious during April and May last year and that faked up PPE shortage in the NHS, that Labour, the Unions in the NHS and education, together with the Civil Service all served with right headlines from the print press and most of the MSM were doing to Bojo what Charter 88 and Common Purpose had done to Thatcher.

            It didn’t help that Bojo was as impatient as Thatcher but in a more disorganised and impetuous way. It was obvious that at the BBC they hate Bojo twice or three times as much as Mrs T, it was really on display this morning on TOADY.


      • taffman says:

        Change the left wing supine Tory government – simples !
        Check out UKIP………………………..
        We are proud of our culture.
        We are always supportive of this country’s Service Personnel and Veterans.
        We are renowned for saying the politically unsayable.
        We believe in a small state, Freedom of Speech and will always fight against the ever creeping establishment, Cancel Culture and Wokeism.
        We are the party of the everyday hard working man and woman.


    • Nibor says:

      Double ,

      The senior civil service has been not fit for purpose before Tony Blair . It has been staffed by indolent , self serving lying cretins for about fifty years which is why Yes Minister is so true to life (its like a training video for them ) .
      So only difference now is the Gramscians who are coming up through the ranks , replacing the Sir Humphrey types who are taking early retirement on the best pensions .

      Until we have openess and accountability we are doomed .


      • Doublethinker says:

        But why would the blob grant us ordinary people the right to pry into what they now regard as their business of ruling us and holding them accountable? They disregard our votes , disregard any ‘populist’ leader we elect so they cannot be removed by democratic means. But I agree we are doomed unless and until they are removed by whatever means necessary.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “We live in a post democratic society.”

      David Starkey explains why Cameron’s ‘catastrophic’ law change led to Brexit deadlock
      DAVID CAMERON and the Lib Dems are responsible for a catastrophic modification of the British constitution – which is what essentially caused this Brexit impasse, historian David Starkey claimed in an exclusive interview with
      11:04, Wed, Sep 18, 2019


      • Doublethinker says:

        An example of the power of the blob at work, undermining the power of democracy and handing power to themselves.


    • NCBBC says:

      This government, any government in fact, can only do what the civil servants are prepared to implement and the judges allow.

      There was never any reason that the Tory government set up a UK Supreme court and then bows to it, unless it did not want to be held responsible for betraying the people’s desire for secure borders.

      The supreme court is just an eyewash for the tory government to pass on its deliberate designed “failures”. Like parliament not being allowed to dissolve parliament unless it got approval of the supreme court.

      In the UK, parliament is supreme, not the faux supreme court. The UK is not a constitutional republic. All it will take is for a PM to decide that the supreme court us not serving his ends, and it will be history before you sign it.


    • Sick of it all says:

      As I’ve stated before, the British Empire is alive and kicking. Rather than persist with the previous model of wasting vast amounts of money, effort and manpower taking civility to the massed unwashed ranks of The Other, we now simply utilise the efficiency of the global travel system and allow them quick entry here, where they can be civilised on our doorstep. This Nu Colonialism is the sole preserve of the Left, an irony which has been completely lost in the mad scramble to save all the ignorant foreign-born savages from themselves.


  9. Guest Who says:

    In a Tesla?

    And no photo of her hairdo. Bummer.


  10. Guest Who says:

    Liz has lovely hair too.


    • StewGreen says:

      Did it get explained how they made a special exemption for Katie Hopkins , then deported her for making a joke ?


  11. Guest Who says:


    BBC do like a good empty vessel warning.


  12. theisland says:

    What’s all this then?
    Beware the UK-EU Parliamentary Partnership Assembly.

    Peter Bone in the Express:
    “It’s letting the EU in through the backdoor. It’s absolutely operation creep.”


    • JimS says:

      At best another quango, at worst, (more likely), “How high do you want us to jump?”.


  13. Guest Who says:

    Any crunchers out there to check the check of the bbc checkers?


    • JimS says:

      There are 131,400 quarter hours in a year. Assuming that twins are always born 15 minutes apart then it comes down to the odds of the first child being born in the last quarter hour.

      One might assume that children are born at a constant rate throughout the year, in which case the odds would be 1 in 131,400.

      But children aren’t born randomly, it depends on the date of conception and the efforts of the medics to induce birth. The record breaking twin doesn’t get a whole year to choose, just 9 months from conception, plus or minus a few weeks.

      Some sums aren’t worth doing!


      • Up2snuff says:

        Depends, too, Jim on whether twins are boys or girls as I seem to recall that more boys are born at night and more girls during the daytime. Could be wrong but I expect some Yoooni ‘sum’-where has researched it.


    • StewGreen says:

      The first is most registrars would just put down the same date
      to make it easy for the family

      Secondly if I Twitter search I seem to get news stories of the same thing for almost every other year

      e.g. 2017


  14. Guest Who says:

    Legal types… is this a bbc punt based on a Dem punt?


  15. Guest Who says:

    Vile is going to create an EU flag on Femi live using Tippex.

    Sources say.


  16. AsISeeIt says:

    Businesswomen edition – Obviously there are sexist biases involved

    What headlines does our BBC online news homepage have for us today?

    Top story: ‘Covid: Travel firms call for removal of testing rules
    In sport: ‘Novak Djokovic: Australian Open vaccine exemption ignites backlash
    Kent news: ‘Covid: Maidstone mother drives to Italy to get daughter jabbed
    Scotland: ‘Covid in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon to give update as cases rise
    Europe: ‘Covid: President Macron warns he will ‘hassle’ France’s unvaccinated
    India: ‘Omicron: Curfew in Delhi as India Covid cases surge
    US: ‘US science teacher arrested for vaccinating 17-year-old student

    In short no less than 7 out of the 13 top BBC headline stories are covid-centred – or concern in some way or another the “koof” as I’m beginning to enjoy calling it.

    All these reports are before one even arrives at the BBC’s dedicated “Coronavirus” section – which themed section, mind you, tops their list of topics above “Must See” “Most Watched” “Local News” etc – you’ll have got the point, so to speak, the BBC are totally obsessed with vaccination and the related koof.

    Like their comrades-in-tax-alms over there at the NHS, our BBC is close to being a covid-only service.

    Even unremitting EU Remainers must resign themselves to the sad demise of their formerly stalwart BBC online news page dedicated “Brexit” tab. At least “Climate” survives as a tab kept simmering on the boil just behind the “Coronavirus” tab.

    We turn to the national newspaper frontpages – an alternative view to which our BBC often times used to suggest it provided a necessary alternative view… excuse me while I indulge in a hollow chuckle.

    We can ride the wave. PM vows to get through Omicron‘ – the Sun quotes Boris there sounding like some superannuated Californian beach boy… speaking of which…

    As a quick distraction from the unrelenting koof coverage the cheeky Sun asks: ‘Has The Apprentice become Love Island?

    – the point being that Lord Sugar’s new batch of hopeful young entrepreneurs, such as the sole proprietor of a trademark sultry look Kathryn, with her very promising projections, or the blonde boardroom bombshell Steph exhibiting a highly satisfactory USP – as pictured on the Sun frontpage in their skimpy beachwear – apparently inviting a joint venture – even without Sir Alan’s backing these girls clearly possess some pretty extensive marketable assets.

    Of course The Apprentice is a BBC show so you can bet your Licence Fee the cast is more diverse than just this bevy of corporate female totty… we’ve also got the bronzed buff office boy Akeem.

    As a kid my Christmas present toy battery car would require a new Eveready AA at round about 5th January after travelling a couple of times the length of the downstairs hallway doing the frontdoor to kitchen backdoor circuit. It would perhaps be run again on the second batch of new batteries but the constant need for rechargeing would soon become an expensive parental bore and be discarded within weeks. Instead used only as a push-along toy.

    Electric car travels length of Britain on single charge‘ (Times) – the fact that this claim sets a new record tends to highlight what we all know to be the main problem of range with electric cars. Don’t even ask where all the exotic materials for manufacture of the batteries will be sourced or where all the electric power for recharge will be generated given our already almost over-whelmed national grid? The latter fact is not admitted by our government.

    Johnson admits NHS could be overwhelmed in coming weeks(Guardian)

    I’m intrigued that our media coverage of the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, late of the company Theranos, uniformly describes the sector in which she operated as Silicon Valley.

    Elizabeth Holmes was the darling of Silicon Valley. Now she’s going to jail’ (Daily Mail)

    The downfall of Elizabeth Holmes won’t change Silicon Valley culture‘ (Telegraph)

    Why are people so delighted at the downfall of Elizabeth Holmes? We dislike Silicon Valley’s grifters, but the glee over the Theranos founder’s ruin seems disproportionate‘ (Guardian) – of course the Gruan are taking a feminist angle here drumming up some sympathy among the sistas for the ‘dowdy, pale, and unthreatening‘ failed businesswoman. ‘Obviously there are sexist biases involved‘ opines Emma Brockes of the Guardian.

    My point is that Holmes was operating in the healthcare sector, tub thumping medical marvels to raise her huge croocked investment scam cash haul, and yet all we hear is a Silicon-carny of media complaint. Funny that. Are our press perhaps a little nervous of dissing the health sector, of knocking confidence in the brave health promises of Big Pharma?


  17. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – is it just me or ….

    does this morning’s programme feel like a thinly unveiled, continual, attack on the Prime Minister?


  18. Guest Who says:

    Darn Getty. Clearly an Antifa riot. Mobiles, molotovs and PoCs… oh… ok. Maybe Paris?


  19. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile in Tower Hamlets…


  20. Guest Who says:

    When Preet Met Sandish

    And the cubicle gardens all wave flags?


  21. Guest Who says:

    Seems worthy of a bit more screen time…


  22. Guest Who says:

    Those bottles rolling the corridors of W1A.

    How much? Paid for by whom?


  23. Guest Who says:

    No money wasted.

    …that anyone can account for or needs to care about.


  24. Guest Who says:

    BBC Moaning Emole has bad news for Briti… Chine… US car industry…

    MG’s top car reign in the US ends

    It’s been the most popular car sold in the US for 90 years but its reign has come to an end. General Motors, or GM, has been in the top spot since 1931 but sales fell by 13% due to the shortage of semiconductors, which have been affecting the car industry during the pandemic. Japanese car company Toyota has taken pole position, selling more than 2.3 million vehicles last year – up 10%. But overall car buying remains depressed compared to their pre-pandemic levels, however GM’s vowed to bounce back, with spokesman Jim Cain saying: “I wouldn’t rush out if I were (Toyota) and get a ‘We’re No 1’ tattoo”.

    Time to rush out and sell that Chevvy Spitfire.


  25. MarkyMark says:

    Vaginal dryness: Why some women no dey get wet during sex – Expert explain
    Uche Akolisa
    BBC Igbo, Lagos
    4 January 2022

    BBC current expenditure was £3.7 billion in 2016-17. It is forecast to rise slightly in 2017-18 and then decline to £3.7 billion in 2021-22, before picking up again in 2022-23.


  26. MarkyMark says:

    Tony Blair dodged possible fire over his housing deals after hundreds of expenses claims were ‘accidentally’ shredded.

    Documents itemising some of the then Prime Minister’s receipts for 2001-02 were destroyed by Commons officials ‘by mistake’.


    • dafydd says:


      If this information was related to a Tory MP or Prime Minister this would have wall to wall coverage on all media outlets..


      • Beltane says:

        Meanwhile the petition to remove Tony’s knighthood tops 700,000, a face-slap even acknowledged by the BBC.

        And yet the ‘world’s most trusted’ still provides frequent air-time and fawning respect for their go-to statesman, one Alistair Campbell, a man whose efforts to cloud issues, provide extensive disinformation and lie, effortlessly and effectively, for his party is at least equal in magnitude to any of Blair’s misdeeds.


        • dafydd says:

          ..Alistair ”Never Wrong” Campbell..

          ….what he must know about the conduct of he beloved Blair..???

          ..and he sits there pontificated how sodding righteous he and Blair are and how the sun constantly shone out of his and Blairs arse….Hypocrisy of the highest level..


    • Doublethinker says:

      Blob at Work. BAW


      • Scroblene says:


        The BBC always try and gob in the faces of the taxpayers who fund their profligate lifestyles, and bring on hooligans like this manic midget to spout rubbish to the proles, some of whom may have voted for bliar, while they certainly didn’t vote for campbell, he’s just a coat-dragging crawler.

        Should get to a million at this rate, especially after campbell’s wailing and squealing!


  27. MarkyMark says:

    A New York school teacher with no formal medical qualification has been arrested for allegedly giving a Covid vaccine to a student, say officials.
    Police say Laura Russo administered the dose at her home despite having no legal authorisation to give jabs, or consent from the boy’s parents.


  28. digg says:

    BBC news illustrate their live TV reporting on the US versus the Crown shit-show with a photo collage they have “put together”.

    They found a relaxed and determined photo of the accuser and spliced it with a pic of Andrew looking like a fugitive with terrified expression, sort of rabbit in the headlights.

    They never miss a trick the absolute punks!


  29. digg says:

    Here’s a bigwig teacher telling us all in The Guardian of course how things should be for schools (teachers) in the pandemic.

    Basically, a lot more money with supply teachers replacing real teachers in the trenches and no pressure to put children through exams this year.

    Effectively, give all teachers a quiet and highly protected status unlike all the proles paying for them.

    You know it makes sense!

    Same old same-old really!


  30. theisland says:

    Starmer self-isolating for the sixth time.


    • digg says:

      As far as the bulk of the Labour Party are concerned Starmer has been in self-isolation since he took over the job!


  31. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    When questioning about the prime minister and her husband’s green taxes we are told it was in the manifesto and you voted for it.

    The truth is Boris got a big majority because we wanted brexit done and no other manifesto ‘promises or pledges’ came anywhere near this.

    So far it’s a poor brexit but these unwanted green policies are taking over.
    We don’t want useless heat pumps or electric cars.
    We don’t want huge rises in domestic fuel costs.

    He got in on the promise of getting brexit done but it’s changed to going full green.

    Last night Farage made the point that there’s little difference between the 3 main parties and labour getting in wouldn’t be much different because the conservatives have joined them on the left. He asked for any example of differences of their policies but couldn’t find any.
    He is saying labour could get in because they are the same as the Tories and people are angry because they’ve been betrayed by the Tories.

    If Liz Truss is serious about wanting to be PM she has to trigger article 16 now or lose all credibility.


    • StewGreen says:

      It’s all academic cos we are miles from an election
      and anything could happen in between.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Listening to PMQs – the point about forthcoming energy rises ( wholesale gas rose by 30% yesterday ) – was made at PMQs by a DUP MP – nut nut shook the question off by talking about welfare credits ….. no one in the Commons will seriously challenge power ‘ green policies – although John Redwood regularly campaigns on the twitter ….
        Tory policy is not to abolish the 5% VAT rate because it will ‘reward wealthy people ‘ and they want to ‘target ‘ support .
        You might remember that the VAT was imposed by the traitor Jonny major by deceit and was required as part of EU agreements .

        Unfortunately – by the time fuel costs has hiked in April even the 5% cut by removal of VAT won’t cut the pain much .

        I used to see green stuff as just woke crap thinking – I’m now fully against the madness of screwing ourselves with over priced fuel bills whilst across the globe more coal powered stations are being opened ….

        I read today that the Russians are upset with the Germans because the gas being sent to them is being re exported to favoured neighbouring countries . Germany closed all its nuclear power stations after Fukushima and so is now even more dependant on Russian imports of gas power . Lunacy ….
        If I was putin I would turn the gas off and see what the EU does ….


      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        I replied to thank you about the whale picture Stew but it appeared a few after your post above. Thanks again.


  32. Fedup2 says:

    Thursday has significant dates – for believers it is Epiphany. For non believers ( the BBC ) it is a rerun of the mass trespass in Washington .
    The former won’t be noticed but the latter will get the full treatment from the MSM/BBC . …..

    I’ve been listening to a BBC / world service series by ‘`gabby gatehouse ‘ presenting a whole smokescreen from the past of conspiracy theories …..
    All done – in my opinion – to smokescreen the truth – that the US election was stolen .

    Naturally Gatehouse doesn’t go near the allegations about fraudulent election vote counting – he concentrates – in accordance with BBC approved thought – on the trespass on January 6 – which he refers to as ‘an attempted coup ‘.

    But then I think the election was a coup . Americans didn’t vote for Biden . Biden hid in a bunker for the campaign -remember ? And since then it has been the same .

    I guess President Trump is holding as long as he can to decide about running again – with the midterms later in the year as a determinant both of public opinion as well as whether voting is legitimate again .

    But there is a long time before that decision is made .


  33. Thoughtful says:

    Just to add to the above, as the Democrats are desperate to improve their appalling poll numbers they are going to be going all out on this, and they are as per usual lying and calling it an ‘insurrection’.

    Of course an insurrection is a criminal offence It means, essentially, to incite, assist in or engage in a full-on rebellion against the government: a step beyond just conspiring against it, and requiring that significant violence be involved.

    Clearly this is not what happened and to date no one has been convicted of insurrection, nor even charged with that. So if you hear anyone using this word, you will know it is an outright bare faced lie.


  34. digg says:

    The Independent gives us a perfect example of fact being misinterpreted and masquerading as something else if it has a negative Brexit spin.

    Thousands of Brexit related websites including taken down by EU. Trumpets the headline.

    The fact is that the .EU domain extension has always required the domain owner to reside or have offices within the EU. As the domain has to be registered to such by law.

    If a UK business wants to use a .eu version of their domain then they can still do so if they take up an office address anywhere within the EU which for instance includes Ireland.

    I build websites and a number of my UK clients had previously registered .eu domain name versions of their and .com versions all of which had to be dropped after the UK exit from the EU.

    So nothing to do with the almighty EU punishing UK businesses, simply a change of circumstances for UK businesses.

    And certainly not punishment via action by the EU targeting Brexit promoting sites as the Indy would have you think. They could be sites selling Cheddar cheese for instance!

    However any Company from any Country in the EU are still free to register or .com domains as we are not as arrogant as the commissars in Brussels.

    I do wish news outfits would research properly instead of taking Jessica’s word for it in a bistro in Kensington.


  35. theisland says:

    Taking the proverbial.


  36. Thoughtful says:

    Not making national news, but it would appear one of those ‘men’ entered a Police station in Oldham and attacked a Police Officer. He has now been arrested on terrorism charges after suspicious items were found in his car.


  37. Guest Who says:

    Other than to wonder what the whippet is looking at, no comment.

    Oh, ok… slap on much?


  38. Guest Who says:

    Context is all.


  39. Wild Bill says:

    Not guilty of criminal damage, thats good, we can all go around vandalising as we wish.


  40. digg says:

    Fitting a ridiculously fiendishly difficult curtain track in our bay window I had the TV on in the background.

    It was a war archive episode about the battle of the bulge. (Didn’t notice the Channel) Apparently if you didn’t know it before it was actually won by US black regiments virually single-handedly, their fire was so effective because they had mastered the art of firing in rhythm due to their experience of work-chants.

    In gratitude, the USA moved towards a more equitable society between Blacks and Whites.

    Not a lot of people know that, but they do now!


    • AsISeeIt says:

      I hear the panzers were stymied short of Antwerp due their over-reliance on fossil fuels.


    • Scroblene says:

      Interesting Digg!

      When I first watched ‘Zulu’, the final scenes in the Redoubt were terrifying (to a much younger Scrobs), but the rhythm they used for ‘Front Rank, Load, Fire, Middle rank, Load, Fire’ etc., (I may have got the order wrong, but then I was only a Junior Cadet in the South Wales Borderers, but should have known by then), was fantastic!

      ‘Men of Harlech’ would have still been ringing in the ears of the Zulus, but their own frightening war chant didn’t make me sleep any better either!

      Hope the curtain is safe and secure!


  41. Guest Who says:

    Legalities evolve so fast these days.

    If Vile were tipped into Bristol Harbour it would be ok?


  42. digg says:

    A lady Bishop has claimed that the rise in knife crime and killings by young people Is due to The Government cutting back on youth services.

    So all you folk out there who thought it was possibly due to violent gang rabble rousing lyrics spewed out by rappers etc who these young people listen too avidly you are wrong!

    It’s all about money and the mean-spirited Tories!

    No youngster who gets the chance to play table tennis is going to bother to go out and knife anyone!


  43. Sluff says:

    As the BBC covid project fear continues unabated, with the clear (sole?) objective of continually undermining the Tory government, spare a thought for the Office for National Statistics.

    Their latest data shows that only 50% more people died because of covid than died because of Influenza and Pneumonia in the last recorded week. Around 501 versus around 389. The previous week was 641 versus 455. On the 8th January 2021 it was rather different – 5367 versus 380.
    This may get you there.

    Then choose ‘weekly figures by cause’.
    Not too hard, is it?

    And how much news coverage do those s***-stirrers…..errr….I mean impartial investigative ‘journalists’ at the BBC provide about deaths because of influenza and pneumonia?

    Rather less than two thirds of the time devoted to covid, I think you’ll agree.

    Gotta keep the fear going…….


  44. AsISeeIt says:

    BBC: ‘One of history’s most successful pirates… How did Chinese woman Zheng Yi Sao and her army terrorise the seas?’

    You go, girlfriend!

    Our BBC there – walking the prank?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Many societies throughout history have practised slavery, and Muslim societies were no exception.

      It’s thought that as many people were enslaved in the Eastern slave trade as in the Atlantic slave trade.

      It’s ironic that when the Atlantic slave trade was abolished the Eastern trade expanded, suggesting that for some Africans the abolition of the Atlantic trade didn’t lead to freedom, but merely changed their slave destination.


  45. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – oh dear, how sad, never mind . . . . . .
    TWatO Watch #1 – oh dear, how sad, never mind x2 . . . . . .

    There is a singular lack of attention in today’s newspapers’ front pages to the speech yesterday of the Sucker who leads Labour. I missed the first half-hour of TOADY today and did listen consistently enough for the remaining two and a half hours to be certain but I don’t think it was covered by the TOADY Prog either.

    Then TWatO informs me that the Sucker has caught Covid-19 again and is both in self-imposed chokey and replaced by his Deputy Ange(r) in the management of PMQs. Poor lad. Get well soon. Although being replaced permanently by M/s Rayner would be something of a gift to the PM on yet another day of a MSM mauling.


  46. Up2snuff says:

    If you think the K being given to ACL Blair, former Prime Minister, is too, too, too, too, too much there is a quick link at the foot of this article on the TCW Defending Freedom web-site to sign the Petition:


    • MarkyMark says:

      “However, to most social conservatives the destruction of our society and the complete and largely irreversible change in our culture his governments brought about is an even more grievous wound. As Peter Hitchens has long maintained, Blair was the front man for an exceptionally radical administration, his rock-star charisma shielding the actions of colleagues from serious scrutiny. Most malign of all was the deliberate policy of mass immigration, unasked for and unwanted by the British people, destroying what was still a culturally relatively homogeneous society and leaving us with the broken and divided one we have today, leading directly to the rise of ‘Woke’. “


    • vlad says:

      Done. Approaching 800,000 at time of writing, and you can watch the counter go up by the second, live. Very satisfying.


  47. vlad says:

    BBC giving endless live coverage of the so-called January 6 Capitol ‘riot’ (aka angry demo against a stolen election).
    But they were quite happy to ignore a year’s worth of REAL riots following the unintentional killing of a black criminal resisting arrest while high on drugs.


  48. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    If you can, watch Mark Steyn from tonight’s show (5th) on catch up or repeat.
    It’s probably the best hour of tv I’ve seen on GB News.
    You can probably record it as it’s repeated from 02:00-03:00 on GB News through the night.
    Just do it, you will be glad you did.

    You’ll be cheering your tv all through with guests and Steyn saying all the things you never hear on any other channel.
    Great stuff indeed.


    • Jeff says:

      You’re absolutely right, Emmanuel, he’s superb.

      He doesn’t pull his punches and dares to go where other broadcasters and journalists refuse to.

      Great interviews on tonight’s show, but I won’t ruin it for you…


  49. vlad says:

    Once again GB News goes were the evil cowardly beeb daren’t, with Mark Steyn discussing Rotherham grooming gangs and their victims.
    Only slight quibble: they should have called it UK Grooming Gangs, as the cancer is everywhere.


  50. Sluff says:

    I listened very briefly to rentagob Angela Rayner at PMQs.

    Then I reflected on wee kranie up in Scotland who has just cut the covid isolation period from 10 days to 7.

    Whisper it quietly but all the Far Left covid lockdown extremists seem to have sheepishly backtracked and are pretty much on board now with Boris plan B. Meanwhile, PCR tests are not required in all situations and testing for travel is being scaled back. And the left are not complaining about that either.

    Not that this change in political opportunism has been given any publicity by the BBC.
    That would be far too embarrassing.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Sluff – I watched that and the announcement proceeding it because I am due for overseas travel soon . I though Ang did really well –
      But the failure was going after ‘cost of living ‘ increases which are outside the control of the State – it the cost of hiring containers has gone through and beyond the roof then prices must be passed on to punters …. Same with energy costs …. ( which are screwed by Green crap ) …..

      Labour research seems to have failed to realise that there is a big factory in Nottinghamshire which produces a lot of testing kits as Ang moaned that Blighty didn’t have enough

      As usual the direct responsibility for under supply of test kits lies in number 10 – forget the layers of management and planners actually meant to do the stuff .

      I’m not meaning to defend nut nut as I think he is over promoted – but angle should have attacked on another front …

      …. I suppose people of the Right like me should be pleased that the Far Left of the socialists now have what they consider to be a viable leader -which with a bit of luck – could bring about a good civil war within Labour ….

      At least watching all of this on a non BBC station avoids the approved thought being spoon fed to punters by ‘political correspondents ‘…