315 Responses to Start the Week 10 January 2022

  1. Nibor says:

    The BBC has Amol Rajan hosting a show called The Great Reset .
    It’s about how things can be changed due to Covid [ for that read how things must be changed to Gramsci BBC approval] .

    Let’s go for a Great Reset . Starting with the telly tax . [ not mentioned by the BBC] .

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Nibor, wasn’t that prog 7 months ago ?
      .. https://twitter.com/bbcworldservice/status/1274992180101361671

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    • taffman says:

      Nibor

      “Let’s go for a Great Reset . Starting with the telly tax . [ not mentioned by the BBC] .”
      That’s one for Nadine Dorries .

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Germany is to make Covid jabs mandatory.

      Tory MP David Davis: “Nuremberg guidelines say you can’t force someone to have a medical treatment. You certainly can’t force them to have it for someone else’s benefit. It’s wrong on every level.”

      @JuliaHB1
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      @DavidDavisMP

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      • NCBBC says:

        To Vax or not to Vax.

        I would have thought that it is in the public interest that there is a sufficiently large group, willing to voluntarily put itself at risk, and serve as a control group. They should be lauded for that , quite apart that they are standing for the principle of freedom from forced medication.

        The question is, why is the government hell bent on vaccinating everybody. What if the so-called experts and the vaccine producers wrong. It would’nt be the first time.

        What is the nature of the untested so-called vaccine that forces government leaders virtually force everyone to get the jab, so no control group is available.

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  2. taffman says:

    “Venues must have anti-terror measures under government plans”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59930663
    How about the Home Office preventing 28000+ possible criminals and terrorists getting here in the first place?
    That’s one for Priti Patel.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Much swooning in the cubicle gardens.

      Clearly pointless stable door bolting is better than prevention.

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      • Guest Who says:

        The rag Amol used to edit, and bbc partners with due to its audience of a dozen, ‘analyses’…

        1 / Stopping terror attacks is ‘more difficult than ever’, police chief warns
        Preventing terror attacks is “more difficult than it’s ever been”, one of Britain’s most senior counterterror police officers has warned in an exclusive interview with The Independent.

        Dean Haydon, the senior national coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, said changes to the way attacks are planned, targeted and carried out had made them harder to spot, while the profile of terrorists has “completely changed”.

        “The main threat we currently see is from people within this country that are being self-radicalised,” he added.

        ***
        Self radicalised my shiny Friday knees.

        Import the 3rd world, get the 3rd world.

        Sir Tone, Grand Order of the Pond Slime

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    • MarkyMark says:

      About us
      The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure.
      https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/about

      The suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last year had been rescued from the Libyan civil war by the Royal Navy. Salman Abedi detonated a home-made bomb in the foyer of the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017 as concert-goers, many of them children, were leaving the venue.31 Jul 2018

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2019/09/23/start-the-week-thread-23-september-2019/comment-page-2/#comment-1013866

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    • Wild Bill says:

      Do mosques count as venues?

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    • NCBBC says:

      Entering any country illegally is a criminal act by definition. No “possible” about that.

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  3. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 no Marr, instead Tom Sutcliffe talks about reading
    with guests like Michael Ignatieff.

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  4. StewGreen says:

    Djokovic legal fight delayed by online court glitch
    Just started, but most people can’t see the stream.

    Live-tweeter : https://twitter.com/karenlsweeney/with_replies

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  5. Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

    From the Daily Mail online, by Imogen Horton:

    “Radio 4 presenter Nigel Rees has revealed he quit the BBC after 46 years because he felt pressured by the corporation’s focus on diversity.

    The 77-year-old, who had presented the Quote… Unquote panel game since January 1976, left the show last month.

    He said he felt put under pressure by the BBC’s ‘priority’ to invite diverse guests – even if they were not always the most suitable speakers.

    ‘We had prescriptions to have diverse groups and disabled guests,’ he said.

    ‘I went along with it because I had to. It came from upstairs and it seemed to be a general priority.’

    He added that he felt it was ‘patronising’, not least to the people who might have felt they were only on the show as they were ‘ticking a box’.

    ‘I am not willing to go on having my choices interfered with in order to tick boxes in the name of diversity and representation,’ he told The Sunday Times.

    … … …”

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    • JohnC says:

      Diversity is racism. The reason the Left consider it a good thing is that it is specifically anti-white racism.

      The most disgusting of double standards.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Well better late than never but I’m sure that the diversity of ethnicity Drive has been in full swing for well over a decade , perhaps over two decades so why did the 77 year old put up with it for so long?
      I wonder if he ever suggested panelist’s who showed diversity of thought and politics ? Where they invited or vetoed? I think we all know the likely answers.

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    • Jeff says:

      Simon Webb is discussing this on his excellent, History Debunked channel today.

      Specifically he talks about Alan Sugar’s latest assistant on The Apprentice and the fact that half the contestants are visible minorities.

      “Diversity” is an unhealthy obsession on the broadcast media in general, it’s not just the BBC, it’s the lot of ’em.

      I saw an advert the other day that was clearly attempting to tick every box. It was set in a huge garden and showed us two men getting married, one black the other white. The priest was a rather butch looking Asian female. The camera wandered among the friends and family showing every diverse aspect of humanity you can think of. Oh, it brought tears to my eyes…

      Only one problem.

      I haven’t got a clue wtf they were advertising…

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      • Wild Bill says:

        Almost all priests or vicars on tv these days seem to be women.

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        The latest Apprentice is just a slap in the face for the hated indigenous British people. Out of eight men, only two are white, and one of them is Irish. Clearly white British people are just meant to go along with their cancellation by the woke BBC. But two can play the cancellation game, especially when it comes to TV licences. The BBC is way beyond repair, and needs to be wound up after 100 years of undermining Britain. Is Nadine awake?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “BBC after 46 years” with pension.

      Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile OBE KCSG (/ˈsævɪl/; 31 October 1926 – 29 October 2011) was an English DJ, television and radio personality who hosted BBC shows including Top of the Pops and Jim’ll Fix It.

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  6. tomo says:

    one Olympic sized hangover…

    The London Stadium, home of West Ham United, cost taxpayers an extra £30m last year as the ground’s owners struggled to agree naming rights for the former Olympics venue.

    Despite benefitting from a refund in business rates and lower operating costs as matches were played behind closed doors, the stadium, controlled by the taxpayer-backed planning authority London Legacy Development Corporation, remains in the red.

    Shareholder’s injected £28.7m of cash through a combination of equity and debt in the year to March 2021, according to recently filed accounts.

    Previously published accounts have shown the stadium racking up losses of £450m in the five years to March 2020.

    The Hammers, who are currently fifth in the Premier League, pay £2.8m-a-year to use the stadium under an agreement dubbed the “deal of the century” by the Taxpayers’ Alliance.

    h/t Tim Worstall

    Commenters:

    Council Tax payers in Sheffield are still paying the mortgage for another 11 years on the 1990 Don Valley Stadium (now demolished) – a council designed + built project for The World Student Games….

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  7. JohnC says:

    Venues must have anti-terror measures under government plans
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59930663

    A lengthy article and not a single mention of what that terrorist threat is.

    Absolutely ridiculous. Just imagine how different that article would be if the threat was from the far-right.

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    • JimS says:

      As Mark Steyn probably said, ‘Nations that don’t have borders have bollards’.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”

        ― Ronald Reagan

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Will any law prevent stupidity?

      The Manchester Arena bomber was weighted down by a huge rucksack containing the bomb, such that he could hardly walk with it on. Despite this, he was allowed to hang around outside the venue for two hours. The so-called security staff did not want to intervene, as they did not want to seem racist, and the British Transport Police at Victoria Station had taken themselves five miles away for a kebab, on their unofficial two hour meal break.

      You can pass all the laws you like, but if the people who are meant to implement them are as lazy and cowardly as the pathetic, spineless bunch who allowed 22 people to be murdered, then nothing will change.

      Does anyone think that a muslim with a rucksack will be challenged in future? Really?

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  8. digg says:

    A few days back i suggested on here that we need an unbiased and deep-searching enquiry into the full and accurate data behind the Covid stats issued by the various authorities due to the mind-boggling financial damage and mental stress that they have led to throughout the World.

    I now see that I am not alone…

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/cdc-director-walensky-distinctions-covid-related-deaths-data-forthcoming

    Could this be the opening of a massive can of worms?

    I think the UK Government should follow the lead of the examiners in the US and get this out into the daylight.

    If it reveals that figures have been “massaged” to force the draconian oppression onto the population I hope it will also lead to the apportion of blame and punishment on those most implicated.

    In the US It is of course likely that the bean-counting will be outsourced to an approved contractor who can be relied on to come up with the approved answer.

    If this has traction the implications are mind-boggling for the Politicians, Health Scientists, Global Power Structures such as the WHO and the National Health Service.

    Of course I don’t expect our National Broadcaster to mention any of this either. They will shove it in room 101.

    We will see!

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    • theisland says:

      It is only a matter of time before the most feted are in a position to eradicate historical and longstanding written records of the lies and absurdities uttered, e.g. in our parliament.
      I hope people are keeping copies.

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  9. Doublethinker says:

    It is highly unlikely that we will get to a position of government uses coercion to force folks to become vaccinated in the UK. Ethnics have the highest % of those who have refused the vaccine so Imagine the problem of the government being seen to force them to undergo the procedure against their will.

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      The Government has announced that regular Covid vaccinations will be required for all citizens from 1st April 2022. Although the pandemic is now officially recognised as having ended in the UK, the announcement states that “We can now see that Covid-19 was simply a warning, and to prevent the spread of the inevitable, possible and unknown viruses that lay in the future, it is essential that we are pro-active and maintain immunisation for our people. We remain firmly opposed to mandatory vaccination; however, to encourage people to take their quarterly boosters we will be launching a new vaccine passport system. This will enable vaccinated members of society to have full access to NHS healthcare, benefit payments, pensions, education, as well as the right to travel on public transport and access shops.”

      Responding to a question about those people who are unable to take the vaccine, a government spokesman added: “We do recognise that there are some people who are unable to be vaccinated for genuine medical reasons, and they will of course be exempt. We also recognise that some communities have in the past been marginalised and discriminated against and hence are understandably vaccine hesitant. For this reason, members of visible ethnic minorities will be exempt from vaccination. This exemption also covers those seeking asylum from peaceful countries such as France war-ravaged countries plus Climate Change Refugees.”

      (c) BBC Future News Creation Team

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  10. AsISeeIt says:

    Green Planet Repeats

    The highly coronaphobic ‘i’ newspaper confirms for us this morning what we’ve long suspected – the enjoyment of perpetual pandemic status and the relentless adherance to lockdown policies are the latest fads of the political Left: ‘Suggestion of dropping free tests criticised by opposition parties who warn that the country is still in the grips of pandemic

    There was a time the Left promised utopia – that big slice of socialist pie in the sky – it was just around the corner. Attainable. No longer it seems.

    Poor self-isolated Sir Keir. It’s just not his time. The ‘i’ speculates: ‘Leader in waiting. Nearly half of Tories prefer Sunak

    In my imagination I seem to hear a sudden whip crack, sythensised drum beats, I visualise a big 1980s MTV pop production, Tina Turner with massive shoulder pads and a mullet insisting we Do need another hero…

    Cue frontpage of the Telegraph pic: ‘A firefighter…‘ – looking every inch a FireMAN, white and male – but I guess the word firefighter was always an American thing ‘… rescues an infant from a Bronx apartment block in which at least 19 died in a huge fire yesterday‘ – at last some diversity in the news coverage – as Harry Enfield’s comedy sketch co-parent of Frogmella and Spudulika, the not-so-fragrant Waynetta Slob, would have put it “A Braaaghn Baby

    I’m not entirely sure whether the Telegraph’s intention in putting this pic of a white heroic-looking fireman clutching a brown child in his arms among the wreckage on their frontpage was meant to be vaguely subversive or perhaps it’s just soft gay porn? You never know these days.

    The Left too have their heroes: ‘He’s done it again‘ – cheers the Guardian as they award five (order of Lenin?) stars: ‘… for Attenborough’s Green Planet‘ – of course they do.

    Do we notice just the mildest note of weary scepticism creeping into the freebie Metro’s feature, as the old campaigner sets off yet again to relentlessly admonish us: ‘Att’s off to Green Planet‘ – naturally he still gets the five stars.

    But are the public entirely with him on his quest to Green the Planet or is he increasingly in a world of his own? Off on his own plant? Out of our world?

    UFOs “We need to take sightings seriously… the subject is now less of a joke”‘ – this surprisingly comes today not in the comic Daily Star but from the very straight-faced ‘i’

    We do love our modern conveniences: ‘Virgin and O2 users will not face EU roaming charges‘ (BBC) – despite Brexit.

    Not that the BBC are willing to let bygones be bygones just yet: ‘… following announcements by other networks to reintroduce extra fees after Brexit.

    ECB inflation alert over climate policy… as climate policies keep energy prices high‘ (FT)

    The FT’s prized pet feature Datawatch reveals: ‘Nearly a fifth of Americans are not at all concerned about climate change

    Seems Sir David has his job cut out. The US audience at least are keen on: ‘The cleanliness of water‘ have concerns over: ‘… the loss of rainforests, pollution and extinction threats‘ – but the whole global warming thing… not so much.

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    • JimS says:

      Presumably there is an extra cost to a UK-based mobile phone service provider allowing ‘roaming’ in ‘Europe’, I imagine another operator expects to get paid too.

      In that case ‘free roaming’ means that all the UK customers who aren’t flying off to their second homes in Tuscany or the Algarve are really paying for those that do.

      Very much part of the ‘New World Order’ you deplorable little people.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        AISI, the Times has an antidote to ageing and death on its front page: apparently all you have to do is get nakid with a white/silver haired old woman or a younger grey-haired man. I’ll pass on that.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      BBC WEB-SITE Watch #2 – there is something not quite right about that photograph . . ….

      …. . . . . this time on the front of the Daily Mirror, not the BBC’s web-site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-59932073 although it is on the BBC web-site as part of The Papers Blog. When a newspaper has an agenda, maybe I tend to look more closely.

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  11. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – the BBC do have a USA obsession

    When I stated this with evidence on this web-site years ago, Pounce, disagreed and some debate followed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-59932429.

    This is yet another piece of evidence of the BBC’s continuing obsession with the USA. Not content with mentioning the deaths of obscure American musicians we now have an onscure comedian. Maybe it’s because I don’t do telly?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I think it reflects the group mindset of those running the BBC output . Maybe is also reflects the policy ( thankfully mistaken ) of going for the kidults rather than the grown ups who still pay for the monster .
      How is toady going ? I’ve not missed it since I gave up at Christmas ? Do you think I dropped their listening figures …?

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, think you are right on mindset at the BBC, although America is no longer ‘modern, and cool and hip’ but old and rather tired. Maybe that also explains the BBC’s attitude to Donald Trump. He threatened – to their way of thinking – the BBC minds-eye view of ‘the Camelot’, of the sadly short-lived Kennedy era.

        I listened to almost the first full hour of TOADY this a.m. but probably the first ten minutes would have done. I caught the end of Framing Today which had a go at Brexit and also at cheap food, there’s no surprises.

        We need a radio network in the UK to compete with Radio4. The BBC has pop competitors and classical music competitors but nothing to match news and other programming.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2
          Maybe if GBNews maintains a growing audience it can evolve a bit and present documentaries the way the BBC did before the tick boxes took over .

          Maybe there is a need to cater for the grown ups – which i would suggest is where the money is …

          … im more likely to use it as a radio channel than talking heads TV

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    • JimS says:

      Not only have I never heard of him or his ‘well known for’ programme, I have never heard of three out of four of the mournful twits whose tweets the BBC think are worth repeating.

      This sort of reporting makes me think that the BBC staff spend more time online, in their own cult bubbles, rather than watching their own output – bit like many here!

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    • StewGreen says:

      BBC “actor and writer Penn Jillette wrote on Twitter: ”

      FFS Penn and Teller are the famous magicians.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Got to sack my proof reader – again!

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      • StewGreen says:

        No I was pointing out a BBC error , not yours

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Stew, I know. You obviously didn’t spot my PhatPhinger error ‘onscure’ above, b & n keys being adjacent on the keebrod. 🙂 The site software occasionally does funny things with the order of posts.

          Maybe that is a good adjective for the comedians and comediennes the BBC tend to employ these days: ‘onscure’ ? (Seagoon voice) “I have invented a new word!” FX: Loud ecstatic applause.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The dead comic’s own tweet

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    • JohnC says:

      And also with India.

      We are informed whenever some Bollywood heartthrob buys the farm but the passing of someone like Tony Selby – a stalwart of British comedy and who appeared in many, many programs – never even got mentioned by the BBC.

      All for 2.3% of the population. The BBC virtue-signallers love a minority.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        As per the BBC Annual Report, which was released earlier today, the BBC Asian Network’s content cost remained £8 million for the 2019/20 period, the same as the year before. It is worth adding that the BBC Asian Network’s cost was on par of BBC Radio 1Xtra at £8 million.15 Sept 2020

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  12. StewGreen says:

    Judge Anthony Kelly has rule that Djokovic be released from immigration detention within in 30 minutes. He says the visa cancellation decision will be quashed and the government wil have to pay his costs

    It is not over yet. Christopher Tran says the Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews reserves her personal power to remove Djokovic from Australia.
    Judge didn’t know this.
    https://www.aap.com.au/news/djokovic-visa-case-set-to-open-in-court

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    • StewGreen says:

      Novak Djokovic’s positive PCR test which he submitted to Melbourne court states that sample was taken and positive result returned on December 16, 7 hours apart.

      This means all those pictures of Djokovic maskless with kids on the 17th came AFTER his positive Covid result

      Surely media could have guessed that.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The whole point is to prevent COVID
      Surely they already took a blood sample from Djokovic to check his antibody status.
      And if he has them then he’s not a COVID risk.

      local BBC news bulletin immediately had an Australian politician saying Djokovic must be deported
      cos rules must apply to big people as well as little.

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      • StewGreen says:

        “According to the transcript of his interview with Border Force, he also submitted antibody tests to show he had sufficient levels in order to be exempt to play. ”
        Maybe it was a Serbian test, which of course could be challenged.

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  13. StewGreen says:

    BBC & libmob people being hatey as usual

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    • JimS says:

      A good example of why people shouldn’t use Twitter or at least why they should be careful of what they tweet.

      Andy Murray (presumably the tennis player) rather than sticking to tennis decides to turn on Nigel Farage even though he was acting as mostly a journalist supportive of a tennis player. All Murray achieves is alienation of a goodly proportion of his own supporters. Ignore the message, Murray doesn’t like the messenger. What purpose did it serve other than ‘likes’ from his mates?

      Cellan-Jones, by re-tweeting with glee, further trashes his reputation for impartiality. What purpose did it serve other than to get ‘likes’ from his mates?

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    • StewGreen says:

      Any Murray’s tweet is heading for 200K Likes
      That shows that people take a lot more notice of celebrities
      than regular media or politics people, who’d be lucky to get 20K Likes
      eg Farage’s reply has about 7K Likes

      BTW Yes Djokovic seems a zero Covid risk
      but Frage is wrong to say the judge overruled the immigration official
      The judge didn’t even consider the merits
      rather he ruled procedure hadn’t been followed by the official and therefore it was not a fair decision.

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  14. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – did I hear right?

    They missed the newspaper review at 7.40 a.m. perhaps because of all the excitement over the Djokovic case verdict. Oops! A bad miss from the Men’s Doubles pairing of Nick and Justin. Maybe they were distracted by the lack of strangled vowels from Shaimaa Kalil?

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  15. StewGreen says:

    BBC already knew their lifts entrap people
    before Michael Gove was stuck for 30 mins

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  16. dafydd says:

    BBC last night did a piece on immigrants living in so called squalid accommodation.

    One continuous immigrant after the other blaming the Government for putting them in there so called sh-t holes….

    Correspondent saying he has been contacted and interviewing these people over the last few days.

    But one fatal mistake the BBC and the correspondent made in there editing. It was filmed in a park with the trees in the background still fully in bloom with all the leaves still on and gloriously sunny.

    Typical lazy and p-ss poor reporting by the BBC.

    Its obviously reconstituted film from last year….

    Covid coming to an end so more anti government waffle needed..Lets visit the archives and hope no one notices…!!!!

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  17. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – it is interesting listening to a voice on radio

    Shaimaa Kalil is the BBC’s Australia Correspondent and I find it interesting how her voice changes according to situation. If she is making a broadcast from the studio, she talks in a measured voice, slightly strangling vowels in ways that would make Lyse Doucet and ‘Dame Celia’ proud. But outside a noisy Courthouse on the street her voice became much more normal and less mannered and also paced differently.

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  18. tomo says:

    I know one individual who ticks all the boxes …

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  19. dafydd says:

    NOT JUST THE BBC..!!!

    The ever increasing wokeness and left leaning of Sky News is becoming even more transparent, just as bad as the BBC as far as im concerned.

    Sam Coats ( Normally reliable) did a piece regarding Boris Johnson’s standing in the Conservative Party saying his support is waning.. Not true…!!!

    He stated the 1/3 of the party no longer want him as leader, he didnt mention the 2/3 that do..

    But he refused to point out that his support when he got elected leader was even less..

    If as a leader i was told i had the support of 2/3 of the members i would be chuffed..

    Would be interesting to know what Labour members think of Starmer….we are not likely to know as it does’t suit there agenda

    The media are determined to get rid of Boris..

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    • Up2snuff says:

      dafydd, Daily Mirror certainly are. I wonder if Part-time has ever written for the Mirror?

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  20. theisland says:

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1547183/bbc-licence-fee-latest-bbc-100-year-anniversary-programmes

    Rebecca Ryan from Defund the BBC told Express.co.uk: “It’s clear that in 2022 the BBC intends to spend the year blowing licence payers’ money on self-congratulatory, rehashed programming in a futile attempt to whitewash the waste, bias and scandals of recent years.
    “Our supporters strongly believe that 100 years is quite enough of the BBC as a public service broadcaster.

    I can hear the plaudits for the bBC from the usual suspects now.

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  21. StewGreen says:

    Fake News from the Telegraph, Channel6 Australia and other media jumping the gun

    NO ARREST was made

    BREAKING: Novak Djokovic has reportedly been arrested following the decision by a judge to quash the cancellation of his visa

    They just followed that by

    Novak Djokovic will not be re-arrested in Australia tonight after winning a court battle on the revocation of his visa, but still faces the threat of deportation in the coming days

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Advantage djokovic- shows how far the madness has spread in the former Anglo Saxon world .. lucky it wasnt NZ …

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    • StewGreen says:

      @GMB’s tweet also spread fakenews
      “There are reports that Novak Djokovic has been re-arrested.”

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  22. tomo says:

    Interview transcript for Djokovic’s entry to Australia

    One wonders if it’s a SNAFU / left hand / right hand sort of a thing – or if the bureaucrats thought to ensnare the man …

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  23. MarkyMark says:

    Simon Reeve: ‘I feel a hypocrite over my carbon footprint’
    By Jennifer Meierhans
    BBC News

    Published1 day ago
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-59921012

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  24. StewGreen says:

    Caller to BBC local radio complained that during the Hull Everton game the BBC1 commentator said a player “is playing like powder puff”
    The BBC presenter defended this.

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Ha ha, some words are just unassailable to woke linguistic reappropriation.
      Efey-Qy8-XYAEANp-G.jpg

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The commentator list of banned comments must be very long these days – its all a bit ‘handbags ‘ …

      Ive been watchind a few FA games and there have been quite a few where there were ‘apologies ‘ because ‘industrial languags ‘ could be heard ….
      Ban the fans…

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  25. dafydd says:

    ..is it not sad that that with all the crap thats going on in the world most media outlets are leading with a story about a tennis player who did or did not do XYand Z….WHO SODDING CARES..!!!

    TRULY PATHETIC….

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  26. StewGreen says:

    the resigned Nigel Rees : ‘the producer banned Mad Dogs And Englishmen”

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    • StewGreen says:

      In the prog “The real reason I left was not wokism, but Covid restrictions
      after 500 episodes I decided I’d done enough”
      “These days you can’t have an all white panel on the BBC
      and I think that is taking it too far
      I’m in favour of diversity, but on my show we do need people who can do the job, never mind their background
      I don’t see they need to reflect the audience”

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  27. JohnC says:

    Rochester: George Knights jailed for life for acid wheelie bin murder
    Published1 hour ago
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-59912520

    Just a small point, but something I have been noticing for a while and went into this story to confirm.

    For this article, they use a picture of the murderer who is white. For all the previous ones I can recall (since I noticed it) where the killer was black, they used a picture of his black victim.

    Subtle BBC tactics. White = bad. Black = victim. Drip drip drip.

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  28. BRISSLES says:

    I’m getting old. Nothing sends me off to sleep quicker than listening to statements given by friends and family of ‘victims’ and who are surrounded by a gaggle of others. Currently its the family of Djokovic droning on about his rights as a human being etc etc etc. In many cases real tragedies have occurred where lives are lost, but even then, to see relatives holding a photo up to the camera, is of no interest to me.

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  29. Fedup2 says:

    The tennis players ‘ family have given a ‘press conference ‘ …I don’t know it it was the Serbian / English interpreter but the language use would be more appropriate for someone wrongly banged up for 20 years rather than a very rich man who had to stay in a hotel for 5 days with the prospect of a private jet / 1st class air travel out of Oz .

    Listening to his family I can understand how Serbians like war …apparently the tennis player was ‘tortured’….

    Bris – re above – you are not getting old – you just listened to a series of entitled parasites supporting their ‘boy ‘… the nationalism in this one is pretty menacing – is it war again ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      BBC What happened at the press conference?
      The Djokovic family press conference just concluded.
      Here are some highlights:

      Djokovic’s brother thanked the judge in the case for ruling in the tennis star’s favour and claimed his brother had all the documents required of him when he travelled to Australia
      He said Djokovic was “supporting the freedom of choice” – an apparent reference to the tennis star’s decision not to get vaccinated
      Djokovic’s mother Dijana claimed her son was “subject to harassment” and “torture” and his father said the player’s “human rights were taken away”
      The family refused to answer questions about Djokovic being pictured at indoor public events in the days after he tested positive, instead ending the press conference and singing a patriotic song
      There had been rumours that the tennis star would appear via video link but he was instead training at the Australian Open site

      He put out a double tweet , with his photo at the tennis stadium.

      The BBCnews livefeed was good cos they had live English translation
      but they switched away after 5 minutes
      The family seemed very reasonable to me.

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      • StewGreen says:

        BBC cut away after 10 mins, then father went on for 15 mins

        Then in Press Questions sometimes the family spoke in English
        https://youtu.be/lOCHO9rRR-c?t=3185
        Australian Qn “Will he win ?”
        – Brother answered very fairly
        Could he still be deported ?
        – Mother said she is worried

        The family did not immediately refuse to answer questions about post testing meetings
        The bother answered that the full process on the 16th was fully documented
        “Was he at an event on Dec 17th ?”
        The brother smiled and indicated he’d got a signal to adjourn the press conference.
        (For one thing the events of the 17th may be due in court proceedings)

        Family singing ?
        No the 4 joined arms ..only the mother and father sang ..and that was only 20 seconds

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  30. BRISSLES says:

    I see the catalogue of events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been released.

    Deep joy that there are to be “the greatest entertainers of the world” performing outside the Palace. If I were her Maj I’d abscond to Balmoral while that little treat was on, because the greatest entertainers were of her generation and who are now dead. Can Beyonce compare to Sinatra ? or some black rapper entertain better than Danny Kaye ? and Adele is certainly no Barbra Streisand. I suppose those jolly fellows Ant & Dec will be hosting as J’Lo takes to the stage, and probably creaking Elton will close the show. A travesty. Perhaps they’ll include some Opera singers to even things up, but its always been well known that her Maj loves a good Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, but I doubt there will be little of that for her.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “What do you gargle with, pebbles?”—1969. Prince Philip didn’t hold back his curiosity when talking to Welsh musician Tom Jones after his Royal Variety Performance. The day after, he added: “It’s difficult to see how it’s possible to become immensely valuable by singing what are the most hideous songs.”

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  31. StewGreen says:

    Local BBC radio is all based in Hull
    so this morning they all reported “Wilkos to close in Scunthorpe”
    .. Anyone local would know that Scunthorpe has two high streets
    The main one in the rough northeast corner
    and a smaller one in the mid south 2 miles away,
    where there is another Wilkos. (This was not mentioned by the BBC
    Neithr did they mention that the loss of jobs in the Wilko’s store is balanced by the opening on a new B&M 250 yards away.

    A lot of people never go to the main high street these days.

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  32. digg says:

    Politics Live centred on the Colston Court Case Aquittal. The BBC pretended to be even-handed by having one Conservative chap in the Studio and one on zoom versus 2 lefty women in the studio.

    The problem was that they also rolled out on zoom the rather smug saccharin smiley lady who was one of the acquitted who was obviously lapping up the attention.

    Then to ensure fair play BBC lady presenter made sure that the in-studio conservative got interrupted as often as possible, failed to notice the Labour woman constantly interrupting him and subjected him to her own personal leading questions throughout.

    The only uncomfortable moment for the BBC was when the remote zoom chap said he personally disagreed with abortion on demand believing it to be one of the most evil modern movements but that would not give him the right to smash up the local abortion clinic. All went very quiet for a second and then it was completely ignored as if he never said it!

    Just another BBC day in the office!

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    • theisland says:

      I’m surprised they didn’t wheel out Olusoga (researcher not historian), or the illustrious George.

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      • JimS says:

        I fancy the wholseale demolition of mosques, are you with me George? George….?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        George Osborne lands another new job: Former chancellor leaves roles at Evening Standard and US firm BlackRock to become investment banker at Robey Warshaw
        George Osborne served as David Cameron’s chancellor between 2010 and 2016
        In 2017, the father-of-two stepped down as Conservative MP for Tatton, Cheshire
        Since leaving Cabinet he has held high power banking and media positions
        By LUKE MAY FOR MAILONLINE

        PUBLISHED: 19:01, 1 February 2021

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Prodigious polymath George Osborne is going the whole nine yards to test his extraordinary multi-tasking skills to new limits. In a move that will please numerologists, the FT reports that he is taking on job number nine as an adviser to 9yards Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm where his brother Theo is a partner. Osborne’s burgeoning CV now includes all of the following:

        Washington Speakers Bureau after-dinner speaker
        Adviser to Blackrock
        Chairman of Northern Powerhouse Partnership
        Fellow at McCain Institute
        Editor of the Evening Standard
        Economics professor, Manchester University
        Visiting fellow at Stanford University
        Adviser to Exor
        Adviser to 9yards Capital
        Still hasn’t quite made it to No 10…

        https://order-order.com/2018/12/14/osborne-gets-job-no-9/

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      • Jeff says:

        Osborne has always given me the shivers. Eugh!
        Something about him makes my flesh crawl, just like Keith Vaz.

        There is absolutely nothing “conservative” about the modern Conservative Party.
        They adopt every woke issue, just a wee bit slower than the socialists. Look at the astronomic tax rises, the ridiculous reverence they have for the NHS and their juvenile obsession with green issues.
        Labour and the Tories are two cheeks of the same arse.

        And we’re the unfortunate so and so’s stuck in the middle…

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      • Sick of it all says:

        ‘I’m surprised they didn’t wheel out Olusoga (researcher not historian)’

        Olusoga’s highest achievement in academic history is a BA Honours. His postgrad was broadcast journalism or some such fluff, hence why he is feted by the BBC and the University of Manchester, two bastions of woke in which rigorous intellectual standards are dismissed in favour of classist, politically correct box-ticking.

        Olusoga is no more qualified to teach history than I am. He’s a stooge.

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  33. dafydd says:

    more crap on the BBC about Johnson and the supposed illegal drinkeepoos and get together..

    Who gives a sh-t, i bloody well dont

    Most of the population at some stage broke lock down rules, including the self righteous people who continue to perpetuate this non story

    You really couldnt make all this bullsh-t up. People starving around the world, global warming at its worse in living memory, Russia on the brink of entering the Ukraine, China preparing to invade Taiwan , me not being able to watch my beloved Wales in the 6 Nations (JOKE)because the dinosaur Drakeford wont allow it (PR-CK) etc etc etc, and what is the BBC and uk media banging on about, people possibly having a few scoops during lock down….ffs

    I DESPAIR

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The Great Leap Forward (Chinese: 大跃进; pinyin: Dà Yuèjìn) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was an economic and social campaign by the Communist Party of China (CPC) from 1958 to 1962. The campaign was led by Chairman Mao Zedong and aimed to rapidly transform the country from an agrarian economy into a socialist society through rapid industrialization and collectivization.

      These policies led to social and economic disaster, but these failures were hidden by widespread exaggeration and deceitful reports.

      In short order, large resources were diverted to use on expensive new industrial operations, which, in turn, failed to produce much, and deprived the agricultural sector of urgently needed resources. An important result was a drastic decline in food output, which caused millions and millions of deaths in the Great Chinese Famine.

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2019/04/30/midweek-open-thread-1-may-2019/comment-page-2/#comment-985945

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  34. JimS says:

    I am sorry that I wasn’t in on 22 December 2021, but not to worry TVL will be visiting me soon!

    Twenty plus years and still waiting lads and lasses!

    How much evidence is needed to get a successful prosecution for harassment? I’ve got thirty letters here and that is only the ones that I have kept these last few years.

    No TV, no licence. No shotgun, no licence. No whisky still, no licence. No wild animal, no licence.

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  35. StewGreen says:

    Covid : no big change
    Monday’s data was collected on a Sunday, so is always light

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  36. pugnazious says:

    They, the politicians, get away with the sinister nonsense because most of the MSM back them…the media love lockdowns and they love radical green policies. The BBC will actively tell you that there is no ‘Great Reset’ when we can see it being imposed before our eyes…they will tell you there is no ‘Great Replacement’ when we can see it before our eyes…just look at the ads on YouTube….and understand that mass immigration is war by demography…war on white people as you see your history and culture destroyed…and your very race…Labour wanted to ‘Brown Britain’….it is ethnic cleansing by stealth.

    The BBC has been a fanatical lockdown cheerleader….lobbying hard for masks, school closures and shutting down industry. It has been at the forefront of the campaign to vilify, demonise and persecute those who don’t want to be vaccinated…never mind one of their own colleagues, Lisa Shaw, died after, and due to, a vaccination….as have many, many others.

    The BBC constantly asks if we should treat the unvaccinated harshly…they did it this morning…Justin Webb telling us that they are a danger to themselves and to others and perhaps should be dealt with…never mind vaccinated people can just as readily become infected and pass on the virus.

    Naga Munchetty was quite happy to put out there the idea that the unvaccinated should be kicked out of hospitals and essentially left to die in the gutter….the unvaccinated should be stigmatised and ‘othered’…maybe they should wear a yellow star!

    When the dust settles we need an inquiry into the BBC’s dangerous refusal to ever question the justification for lockdowns and its zealous mouthing of government propaganda….hardly independent or a voice that we can trust or rely on for accurate, impartial and honest information…which is more vital than ever today.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Pug
      There will never be an ‘independent ‘ inquiry into anything covid related .

      And as for Neal Oliver – I think the State will shut him up fairly soon – such unapproved expression really can’t be accepted in our ‘free country ‘….

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  37. Richard Pinder says:

    Censored by the BBC:

    Developments since the governments use of behavioural psychology to brainwash the public to comply with government policy as revealed in the book “A State of Fear” by Laura Dodsworth, using MINDSPACE: Influencing behaviour through public policy. https://www.amazon.co.uk/State-Fear-government-weaponised-Covid-19/dp/1780667205

    Now we have more leaked documents revealing that the governments behavioural scientists have been encouraging mass formation psychosis. https://yournews.com/2022/01/04/2275582/leaked-documents-mass-formation-psychosis-used-by-governments-as-tool/

    Mass formation psychosis, or mass hypnosis & the madness of crowds was identified by Dr. Mattias Desmet. The inventor of the Covid Vaccine technology, Dr Robert Malone, explains https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/mass-formation-psychosis

    Ivermectin and The Soul of Medicine: Named Physician of the Year in America, Dr. George Fareed is a physician’s physician, now a role model not just for today’s doctor but also for all time. Dr. George Fareed will go down in history as one of the dominant symbols of morality and ethics in the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.onedaymd.com/2021/11/ivermectin-and-soul-of-medicine.html

    Buy the book about Dr George Fareed and Dr Brian Tyson’s Early Treatment Protocol: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Overcoming-COVID-19-Darkness-Successfully-Patients/dp/B09PVNF24K/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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  38. Guest Who says:

    There must be some correlation between the clowns the bbc feature relentlessly and their abilities.

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  39. StewGreen says:

    Mike Graham Show on TalkRadio
    – Hitchens had some alternative views on the Colston trial
    #1 Jury trials stick it to the government so keep the establishment in tack.
    So we have to live with bad juries sometimes.
    .. He blamed Bristol on bad policing

    #2 Conservatives should be careful they shouldn’t fall into the trap of defending slavery or Rhodes imperialism
    ‘I applauded the public removing Soviet statues’
    … Hmm The point is that the UK has proper procedures, so it’s not up to the public to take things into their own hands and start vandalising things.
    ========

    Then at 1pm IEA’s Mark Littlewood was saying a lot of sensible things
    A Briton’s biggest lifetime expenditure is the moneyhe pays in taxes
    but government people spending other people’s money on other people
    is neither good for control of quality or control of costs;
    so it’s better to tax less and have people spend their own money.
    50% of UK spending is now done by the government
    and the Soviet Union’s was only 70%.

    Massive printing of money is devaluing western currencies, so interest rateswill have to come up
    with inflation at really 10% interest rates should be 12%

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    • StewGreen says:

      IEA’s Mark Littlewood pointed out that If you look at the part of your energy bill that goes in profit to the energy retailers, the part of your bill that goes to government is 10 times bigger.
      Bottom right of the graph : Green block + VAT vs the tiny Orange block.

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      • StewGreen says:

        He’s actually missed a big chunk ..if your gas is mined in the UK, the government takes a mining tax
        It would be part of the red block.

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  40. davylars says:

    “Why are Caucasians Vanishing in TV Commercials?”

    Good article from American Thinker

    Although this is about American TV, I think it is even more obvious in the UK..

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/01/why_are_caucasians_vanisihing_in_tv_commercials_.html

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  41. Guest Who says:

    Well one remembers bbc ‘truthiness’ and ‘well it is something they might have said’.

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  42. Guest Who says:

    Nick on the Oz beat, rather than that daft bint who manages fewer reports than Canoe boy?

       2 likes

  43. Guest Who says:

    Can’t stand him, but… poor sod.

    Imagine if Jo Brand had been there looking to do the dance on lurve?

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  44. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    On Dewbs & Co (GB News) tonight they mention moving the Government out of London.

    I have a suggestion.

    Move the lot to Rotherham or Rochdale.
    They could use the local schools for their children and their little girls could join in the thriving local enriched lifestyle.

    So, why not? It’s what they have created.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      EG – methinks it is more likely to return to Brussels than go outside the M25 . That horrible building is addictive – reasonable egos go in there are inflate – losing any trace of right and wrong …

      ….by the way – last week a labour MP was found to have breached disclosure rules over £30k ‘donations ‘ re received from unions .
      He blamed his office management – his wife is employed as office manager m’lud ….

      Birmingham would be ideal for a parliament …

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  45. StewGreen says:

    The Times weekly TV guide is doing its normal black face amplification.
    This spread has 4 photos from tonight’s TV/Radio
    .. All 4 are black, 3 men, 1 woman
    On the previous page
    just cos Manchester United are playing ..a picture of Marcus Rashford.

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  46. Guest Who says:

    There’s milking it.

    Then there is BBC milking it.

       9 likes

  47. Guest Who says:

    Clearly the bbc felt he could only be identified by posting his picture.

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  48. Beltane says:

    How long before our noted BBC historians latch on to Exeter Uni research which ‘proves’ that Mediaeval horses were no bigger than modern ponies. Examined skeletons have shown that horses were on average below 14.2hh, defining them as ponies by modern standards.

    Of course, horses being the almost exclusive mode of transport at the time, most skeletal remains will be from the most prolific breeds and builds available. No surprise there.

    Chargers or destriers, by comparison, would have been few and far between since relatively few among any armed force would have been able to afford chain or plate mail weighing 50 kilo or more, along with shield, broadsword and lance. This, together with the sort of frame needed to carry and use all this extra weight in battle would have required a horse remarkably similar to, say, a Percheron – 16 or 17hh or more and built, to coin a phrase, like a carthorse.

    But don’t spoil things for the experts. Research has made its point, now Beardy can analyse the political and social effects of riding around on small and over burdened horses while Olusoga can look into the effects of colour on stamina and resilience.

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  49. Guest Who says:

    What changed?

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