687 Responses to Midweek 12 January 2022

  1. Zephir says:

    It is becoming embarrassingly obvious…..

    ‘The BBC isn’t going to stop until he’s gone’: Senior Tories hit out at ‘outrageous bias’ in Beeb’s ‘unbearable’ coverage of Boris Johnson’s apology for No10 party

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10400773/Tories-hit-outrageous-bias-BBCs-coverage-Boris-Johnson-Partygate-apology.html

    MICK HUME: Whatever you think of Boris, the BBC’s obsessive campaign to destroy him is a disgrace

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10400775/MICK-HUME-think-Boris-BBCs-obsessive-campaign-destroy-disgrace.html

    Will row over BBC’s coverage of partygate and Boris Johnson’s apology cost the corporation in licence fee talks?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10400823/Row-BBCs-partygate-coverage-cost-broadcaster-long-run-licence-fee-negotiations.html

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    • Zephir says:

      SIX, yes, six front page stories on the far left bbc news page this morning

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Any on Jeremy Corbyn supporting Hamas then having a party of eight? Plus Corbyn still not saying if he had a jab yet. They looked from Labour to Tory, then Tory to Labour and could not tell any difference.

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    • Jeff says:

      Yes, much as I’ve not been impressed by Boris’s premiership or how he’s tried to cope with covid, the BBCs constant and unbalanced coverage is a disgrace.

      Actually the Beeb aren’t just unbalanced, they’re bloody unhinged!

      Look, I think Bo-Jo has sometimes appeared to be shifty, shambolic, deceitful even. I thought the lockdowns were ludicrous and I’m not impressed with his love affair with green issues.

      However, all that pales into insignificance when compared to a parliamentarian who appears to have been flogging himself to the Chinese for a couple of years. That should have the utmost scrutiny.

      Boris seems to be a disorganised, muddle headed, out of his depth schoolboy. He may have enjoyed a glass or two of Chardonnay in his garden.

      He’s not a traitor…

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      • Thoughtful says:

        No not a traitor, but he would be if given the chance and it was the easiest option.

        That’s the problem with cowards, they run towards whoever appears strongest. Boris holds no loyalty to anyone or anything, we saw that in his behaviour over Brexit and the disgraceful way the Tories marginalised UKIP in the referendum to give Boris primacy.

        Boris alas is such a coward that he won’t take on the BBC because he’s scared of them. He is the architect of his own downfall and for me it can’t come soon enough, alas that he is likely to be replaced by yet another left wing clueless duffer.

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  2. Zephir says:

    The publicly funded, far left racist bbc have no sense of irony.

    Jews in Oxford Street must be choking on their bagels reading this:

    BBC : “Racism in cricket: Government should limit public funding unless progress is made”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/59981141

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  3. dafydd says:

    Here we go again, another day and the same old crap from the BBC.

    Two more parties at Downing Street during lock down says Telegraph…

    But what he BBC have failed to mention is that Boris Johnson was not even in London when they happened, he was at Chequers..

    The rabid attack on Johnson by the BBC is jaw dropping…

    I’m seriously staggered that the government is not fighting back against the BBC…

    Even Conservative MP’s are falling for the hysteria

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    • Guest Who says:

      Guess what, the bbc Moaning Emole has arrived.

      Subject title: More No 10 party claims

      ***
      Really not worth opening trivia ‘news’ that leads based on claims.

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  4. Zephir says:

    For some reason, this reminds me of the bbc and wokes in general:

    The donkey told the tiger, “The grass is blue.”

    The tiger replied, “No, the grass is green .”

    The discussion became heated, and the two decided to submit the issue to arbitration, so they approached the lion.

    As they approached the lion on his throne, the donkey started screaming: ′′Your Highness, isn’t it true that the grass is blue?”

    The lion replied: “If you believe it is true, the grass is blue.”

    The donkey rushed forward and continued: ′′The tiger disagrees with me, contradicts me and annoys me. Please punish him.”

    The king then declared: ′′The tiger will be punished with 3 days of silence.”

    The donkey jumped with joy and went on his way, content and repeating ′′The grass is blue, the grass is blue…”

    The tiger asked the lion, “Your Majesty, why have you punished me, after all, the grass is green?”

    The lion replied, ′′You’ve known and seen the grass is green.”

    The tiger asked, ′′So why do you punish me?”

    The lion replied, “That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because it is degrading for a brave, intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with an ass, and on top of that, you came and bothered me with that question just to validate something you already knew was true!”

    The biggest waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who doesn’t care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on discussions that make no sense. There are people who, for all the evidence presented to them, do not have the ability to understand. Others who are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and the only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t.

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  5. Scroblene says:

    I may be a bit late to the party (heugh heugh), but didn’t Boris tell the Chinese that they couldn’t run the Great Britain mobile network a couple of years ago?

    What happened to all that? Did the Chinese back off, or are they still in the frame?

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  6. dafydd says:

    Hypocrisy at the BBC and Left..

    In my street is a Paramedic and his wife who is a practice nurse in a surgery……Nice people but rabid lefties.

    Yesterday we met outside when we were both putting our recycling out, he approaches me and says ” effing Johnson what a bast–d “, there’s me and my wife putting our life on the line to help people and to get them through the Pandemic,very noble I thought.

    Then I had to remind him that he held two illegal parties in his house during lock down and on one occasion he was reported to the police by a very elderly neighbour.

    His response was, ” I work bloody hard so I’m entitled”, grunts and walks off…

    The left and it’s hypocrisy….

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    • StewGreen says:

      Cognitive dissonance causes people to lash out.

      You prove them wrong, they get angry with themselves and they lash out at you.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Don’t forget to clap those heroes .

        I wonder what will happen when the red labour ( PRC branch ) win the UK election and they find there isn’t the money to buy off the public sector – chiefly the medical mafia and teachers ?

        Just think – Blighty is already borrowed upto the hilt – inflation is rising with interest rates bound to follow – and in a couple of years all those public sector aspirations will fall on the Labour Party ….
        … this is a worst case because I think the next government will be a hung one and not able to do much …. .

        … I assume – here – that there is not newer brand of the Chinese virus —- imported by a paid for MP ….

        Talking of paid for MPs – how is that privy councillor and party leader Eddie Davey doing with his Chinese bungs …. Don’t hear much ….?

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  7. taffman says:

    “Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels tennis star’s visa”

    As I posted previously, there has been more ‘ho ha’ in the media with one man entering Australia than 28000 illegals getting into the UK,
    We need an Australian Border Force.
    simples.

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  8. Sluff says:

    As I’ve asked before to no avail, why are the ‘Downing Street officials’ getting away Scot free? We now here there was a party the day before the Duke of Ed’s funeral and Boris may not have even been in the building.

    I knew civil servants had jobs for life and rarely if ever face redundancy. But I didn’t realise they are also unsackable and that normal definitions of gross misconduct don’t apply to them.

    And from the Boris Bashing Corporation on this ? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

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    • Peter Grimes says:

      EVERYTHING is BoJo’s fault, according to slaggy-looking Angie. If Russia invades the Ukraine it will be BoJo’s fault, in her eyes. I’m surprised she hasn’t accused him of creating Wuhan flu!

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  9. Sluff says:

    Dare we suggest that while Labour were advocating more lockdowns, Boris largely kept the economy open at the back end of last year?

    Because hidden away in BBC coverage (a throwaway line at the end of the business report at 0720) we have this.

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy grew by a much stronger-than-expected 0.9% in November, finally taking it above its size just before the country went into its first COVID-19 lockdown, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday.
    The world’s fifth-biggest economy was 0.7% bigger than it was in February 2020, the ONS said.

    Good news! So not featured on the BBC.

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  10. Fedup2 says:

    Big day today .
    Peter Bone brings his Bill to end the TVLicence and replace it with a subscription service to the House of Commons .

    Will the BBC report this – even with a sneer? Will anyone else in the MSM report it ? How badly or well will the Bill be received .

    Many writing on this site regularly call for action . Well today there is some . We will get some indication ( maybe ) of how the 79? Majority blue labour government is thinking .

    Mr Bone ‘s bill will fail – ( sadly ) but at least we can see that some politician is thinking and doing something about the evil BBC …..

    …….I forced myself to listen to the BBC news – running list –

    More party gate
    Tennis player in Australia
    Chinese spies corrupting labour MPs

    Someone tell me how that prioritising isn’t evidence in itself of BBC values ?

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    • taffman says:

      Fedup2
      Spot on!
      Let’s here it from Nadine Dorries.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Taffman thank – I am not very good with cutting and pasting type stuff – but here is a cut and paste of the Bill –

        A BILL

        A Bill to abolish the BBC licence fee and make the BBC a subscription service; and for connected purposes.
        BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

        Abolition of the licence fee

        Part 4 of the Broadcasting Act 2013 (licensing of TV reception) is repealed.

        Duty to renegotiate BBC Charter and Agreement in order to establish subscription service

        The Secretary of State and the British Broadcasting Corporation must seek to 5 renegotiate the BBC Charter and Agreement in order to establish the BBC as
        a subscription service.

        Power to made consequential provision
        (1) The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument make provision consequential on the repeal in section 1. 10

        (2) The power to make regulations under subsection (1) may (among other things) be exercised by modifying any provision made by or under an enactment.

        (3) Regulations under this section—
        (a) may make transitional and saving provision;
        (b) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

        Extent, commencement and short title
        This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.
        Section 1 comes into force at the end of the period of one year beginning on the day on which this Act is passed.”ENDS

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  11. AsISeeIt says:

    How very convenient

    Under-fire PM in isolation as family member “tests positive”‘ (Metro)

    I sense the giveaway urbanite paper’s employment of scare quotes there tends to reflect our mutual scepticism.

    Boris has no doubt taken a leaf from Sir Keir’s playbook – when the going gets tough – the weak politician gets covid – or at least gets it by proxy.

    It’s not just politicians who have found convenience in the advent of the great Chinese koof.

    High street banks which found their high street branches a tedious distraction from money making have further weaned their customers away from reality and got them online.

    Supermarkets have smiled at the lockdown closures of their smaller local rivals and, like the banks, not wishing to handle so much of our grubby cash have shepherded more of their flock of customers toward self-service and card payment for our groceries.

    Don’t even get me started on big pharma profits.

    I could go on. But let’s check today’s Financial Times for hints as to the mood of the big globalist corporates and their supranational cronies.

    TPG stock surges on market listing‘ (FT) – TPG? I’ve heard of the famous brown HP Sauce. Houses of Parliament Sauce, apparently. And we’ve certainly had to stomach a fair dollop of that lately.

    TPG Capital, previously known as Texas Pacific Group, is an American investment company. The private equity firm is focused on leveraged buyouts and growth capital. TPG manages investment funds in growth capital, venture capital, public equity, and debt investments‘ (thank you Wiki)

    London’s tech groups pull in $25.5bn amid voracious appetite for start ups‘ (FT)

    Von der Leyen bullish over EU directive… president is optimistic that Europe will be able to unblock delayed legislation this year aimed at boosting women’s representation in corporate boardrooms‘ (FT) – I’m sure that’s the main concern on european minds at the moment (sarc).

    I take a keen interest in the cultural flavour of the prime frontpage advertising spots in our press. The copy for today’s example from Interos a US software company found on the cover of the FT reads rather sinister-sounding: ‘The Art of War now comes with a map. Sun Tzu wrote the what. Interos can show you the how. We map supply chains in 3D and in real time. Know all your opponents moves before they know what’s even possible. Outflank your whole industry and gracefully accept their surrender.‘ – no wonder the Chinese have run rings around Europe and the US and no wonder our politicians wish to ape their tactics. However, I note Sun Tzu, bless him, is silent on the subject of promoting females onto your senior council of war.

    One more from the FT, lest you imagine it’s just me that’s gone full globalist conspiracy theory nut: ‘The Davos danger gauge takes on a green tinge

    So, presumably, I can actually relax about: ‘Russian threat to Ukraine persists after talks with west hit “dead end”‘ – ignore as a mere passing distraction: ‘Chinese agent rattles nerves… “to advance the {Chinese Communist party’s} agenda in UK politics”‘ – and instead just worry myself sick about global warming.

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  12. Guest Who says:

    BBC Core

    Remember ‘the people’s Princess’? That’s how pols and their media stage fixers get their gongs.

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  13. Guest Who says:

    BBC/Getty casting system?

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  14. Fedup2 says:

    Fuel on the number 10 fire . The inquiry whether there were parties in number 10 drags on – so we are in a mad – mad – situation – where there are new revelations of parties involving the kidults running the government – whether nut nut was involved or not .

    So the inquiry gets longer and longer . How long can nut nut hide behind hit ? How long can the ludicrous inquiry be dragged out ? Why can’t the inquiry lead give some indication as to how long this nonsense it going on ? How much longer has nut nut got with his expensively furnished flat before the removal van arrives ?

    I think there will be even more revelations over the weekend and maybe nut nut will be gone next week .

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      Which reminds me. Did we ever hear back from the Matt Hancock CCTV leak inquiry?

      Hancock CCTV probe ‘should take 10 minutes and be the easiest leak inquiry in history’ says expert‘ (Daily Mail June 2021)

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Forgive me for asking this because I am a bit out of touch with UK news – but is the Barry Gardiner corruption case – Chinese spying in the House of Commons getting much coverage . ?

        How much damage could mr gardiner have done to – say – the nuclear industry ?
        Why was he selected by the Chinese ?
        What has he said ? What has his Party said ?
        How many more overpaid MPs been bought and paid for by the Chinese or other enemies ?

        To me there seems a frothy fixation with parties – princes and a foreign tennis player – as they say WTF?

        ( when I used to watch BBC political programmes Barry Gardiner was a regular Labour mouthpiece rolled onto the airways – now we find out his BBC expenses was supplemented by Chinese bungs )

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      • MarkyMark says:

        China cameras?

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  15. Guest Who says:

    Well.
    And well.
    Oh, and… well.

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  16. MarkyMark says:

    One of the things that has been tantalising the Westminster politico-media nexus is who in the media attended a Downing Street party. James Slack, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of The Sun, was formerly Downing Street’s director of communications. Any coverage or lack of coverage of partygate by The Sun has therefore been seen by others through the prism of his current and previous roles.

    order-order.com

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  17. MarkyMark says:

    Public money pays for Boris Johnson’s £100k personal photographer
    Boris Johnson’s personal photographer is paid £100k pro rata from taxpayers’ money on a part time contract, Channel 4 have revealed.

    https://www.joe.co.uk/news/boris-johnson-personal-photographer-100k-from-public-purse-259027

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    • StewGreen says:

      “Pro rata” 100K = £2K/week
      = £400/day
      So you go to the trouble of getting all your security passes, paying for your travel, and paying for your equipment etc.

      Then you get a few days work a month at £400 per day
      is that excessive for London ?

      Or would you want the Chinese to pay his salary instead ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      You have to watch the Channel4 report to see another accusation.
      That in in spare time the photographer takes photos of Boris that he sells on image libraries.
      One would hope that if there are big profits this should be funnelled back to the taxpayer.
      The Channel 4 report doesn’t say how many days/year the photographer works for No 10
      It does say that he is the only photographer in the room. cos of Covid regulations.

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  18. StewGreen says:

    9am local news, there a difference in the two radio stations.

    One led with their Bump Boris campaign
    “There were more parties ..even among strong supporters there is anger .. here’s a vox pop
    … Next a local murder trial”

    Second Station
    “- Local covid cases are falling except for Hull
    – More parties “… then a clip from London which ended by saying Botris seemed to be away at the time.

    Why did the first station’s report not mention that ?

    Already there is a big difference in narratives for the original May 20th event
    Anti Boris : “he was enjoying boozy parties all the time”
    Boris : “I came downstairs there were people in the garden, I talked to them for 25 minutes and went back to work”

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Maybe we can see the Chinese footage that was used to corner Hancock in the cameras that are not private in No.10.

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    • StewGreen says:

      10am news
      The second station has been brought back into Correct Speak
      News opened with Boris man bad ..parties etc.
      went into local MP criticises Jacob Rees Mogg
      then only at the end said “It’s thought Boris was away at the time, but Labour say : The buck stops with him”

      Item #2 was Djokovik man bad

      Item #4 “local sign language firm has the contract for the new Strictly tour”
      They then played the clip of the owner, who of course is deaf, so you can’t understand what he was saying.

      The previous lead item about local falling Covid numbers was dropped completely.

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  19. MarkyMark says:

    In a statement on the embassy’s website, a spokesman said: “China always adheres to the principle of non-interference in other country’s internal affairs.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59990451

    China-Taiwan tensions: Xi Jinping says ‘reunification’ must be fulfilled
    Published9 October 2021
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-58854081

    China “gifted” the African Union a headquarters building and then allegedly bugged it for state secrets
    https://qz.com/africa/1192493/china-spied-on-african-union-headquarters-for-five-years/

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  20. MarkyMark says:

    BBC find a statue that is nice to ignore their own statue ….

    Greyfriars Bobby and the dogs immortalised in statues
    By Graham Fraser
    BBC Scotland
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-59914709

    There has been a campaign to have the statue removed for several years, because the sculptor recorded sexually abusing his daughters in his diaries.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-59972806

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  21. Sluff says:

    Apparently there was a Downing Street party on April 16 th 2020.

    Given that Boris was in intensive care the week before and was recovering and not even in Downing Street, it seems a bit harsh to point the finger at him for that one.

    Not that that will stop the BBC, remoaners, Guardianistas, and leftoids from so doing.

    Meanwhile the partying civil servants remain untouchable and unsackable.

    Can’t wait for the next Honours List

    CBE ‘for services to Taking the P***’.

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Sluff you are mixing up 2020 and 2021.

      BTW Our local news ended the report
      “It’s thought Boris was away at the time, but Labour say : The buck stops with him”

      ============
      ” On the evening of Friday April 16 2021, Britain was in a period of public mourning for Prince Philip
      … Mr Slack finished work for the last time in Downing Street”

      April 6th 2020 Boris was moved to intensive care.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Tony Blair rubs his medal … as the squirrels fly around.

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      • Sluff says:

        Stew
        I want to apologise profoundly to the British people for this innocent mistake and I can imagine the hurt and anguish felt by hundreds of readers.

        I will be setting up an enquiry into my conduct, to be overseen by a top civil servant, if they can drag themselves away from whatever party they are currently enjoying.

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  22. MarkyMark says:

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    Di 35-year-old actress make di announcement on Wednesday as she share one video of dia intimate proposal say di engagement happun Tuesday, January 11.

    https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-59980251

    And just as in every lifetime before dis one, and as in every lifetime wey go follow am, I tok yes.

    She later add for di end of di post say “…and then we drink each oda blood.”

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  23. Johnda says:

    Barry Gardiner bribe case(allegedly) has been kicked into the long grass already by all the media. Get rid of Boris campaign still in full swing . Its a Bl**dy disgrace. So much more going on than a party? that happened 18 months ago. Also can you remember what you were doing in May 2020. 2020 was a none year as far as I was concerned.
    I despair!!

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  24. pugnazious says:

    Novak Djokovic is unvaccinated…this is why the BBC treats him like a non-person…the unvaccinated are wicked, dangerous and selfish and should be treated like pariahs…or lepers… and left to die in the gutter[and yes that was the narrative of two days of Munchetty’s programme]….the BBC does mention that some of the Australian government’s reaction is driven by the coming election but its main thrust is that Djokovic is a rich, entitled person trying to evade the rules…they make no attempt to genuinely inform us of what is really going on. You’ll find it hard to hear or read that it is in fact the Australian government who are responsible for giving exemptions and that there are many, many classes of travellers who can come into Australia, unvaccinated, using those exemptions.

    Campbell was of course enjoying himself this morning…not having to bother too much with facts just snears, smears and mockery of Djokovic and any who might back him…you could hear Campbell laugh as he read out this tweet from Nigel Farage….

    Can’t say Farage is wrong there….and yet no sensible comment on this from Campbell.

    Djokovic is perfectly entitled to ask for an exemption…as said there are many classes of travellers who can come into Australia unvaccinated….even if you are still testing positive….

    https://www.health.gov.au/health-alerts/covid-19/international-travel/inbound

    ‘If you have had COVID-19 and recovered but continue to test positive (otherwise known as persistent shedding), you will be eligible for an exemption to be allowed to travel if you provide at check in:

    Your positive COVID-19 PCR test result (taken no more than 3 days before your flight); and a certificate from your medical practitioner.

    If you are under 12, or even 17 in some circumstances, you can travel to Australia unvaccinated….

    ‘All inbound travellers must declare their vaccination status to enter Australia. All children eligible for inbound travel aged under 12 years and 3 months, as demonstrated by their passport, count as fully vaccinated for travel purposes.

    A class exemption from quarantine applies to Australians aged 12–17, who are travelling with fully vaccinated parents/guardians, arriving in New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory who do not meet the criteria for fully vaccinated.’

    Then there are other exemptions…special cases….here are some of them…students, workers, compassionate and anyone whose presence the government declares is ‘in the national interest’…..

    https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

    ‘Individual exemptions

    Individual exemptions can be requested by travellers who are not holders of an eligible visa or who are unvaccinated, holding any visa type.

    You may be considered for an individual travel exemption by the Commissioner of the Australian Border Force or decision makers if you are:

    a foreign national travelling at the invitation of the Australian Government or a state or territory government authority for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response
    a foreign national whose entry into Australia would be in the national interest, supported by the Australian Government or a state or territory government authority

    a foreign national with critical skills or working in a critical sector in Australia
    a foreign national sponsored by your employer to work in Australia in an occupation on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

    a student who has been selected to take part in an International Student Arrivals Plan that has been approved by the relevant state or territory government,

    travelling for compassionate and compelling reasons….Compassionate and compelling reasons include, but are not limited to, needing to travel due to the death or critical illness of a close family member.’

    Hmmm…why did we have so many people coming onto the BBC telling us they couldn’t visit their dying relative? Seems the problem isn’t Djokovic but the Australian government who blocked them. The BBC didn’t raise the issue.

    So there are many, many exemptions possible…the rules made by the Australian government…the Australian government is responsible for people coming to Australia without vaccinations under its own rules….Djokovic was perfectly entitled to apply for a visa under those rules. The hardships suffered by the Australians were also the fault of the Australian government so any anger at the exemptions should be directed at the government not Djokovic….or indeed the probably thousands of others who have exemptions but go unmentioned by the BBC for some reason.

    Djokovic is being used to prop up a tin-pot dictatorship which knows it has failed Australia extraordinarily badly during covid as it turned Australia into one huge open prison…or not so open.

    But why is the BBC so uninterested in pointing any of this out? Why do they studiously avoid pointing out that it is the Australian government who make the rules and that thousands have exemptions…why does the BBC finger point solely at Djokovic? Why does the BBC encourage the hate against him?

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  25. digg says:

    I was a little puzzled watching last nights question time. Up came the subject of the royal randy boy and Labour’s Jess Phillips and another token lefty lady both went overboard in their support and sympathy for the poor suffering Lady Monarch. I thought Phillips was going to break into a chorus of “Rule Britannia” for a while….

    Odd I thought, what could have brought this transformation to our usually anti-royalist populist commie?

    This morning the answer was on every front page.

    “Nasty Tories held a massive booze-up the night before the Ex aged Prince Philip was due to be planted.”

    I conclude that the supercilious Phillips knew that this was to break and put the knife in early for maximum impact!

    A complete and devious sham in fact!

    What a nasty lot Labour are, I hope they continue to dwindle until they can hold their conference in a bus shelter.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Digg
      Brave of you to watch that. I didn’t realise people still do . Anyway – I disagree on your point about our Jess . Her job is to get power by whatever means – and if that means pretending to support Elizabeth Windsor – or even her boy – then so be it .

      At the moment – as the Chinese virus situation improves- and the economy recovers – even a bit – before the coming recession – Phillips and her BBC know they must act hard and fast .
      Luckily for her the blue Labour Party is busily self destructing because of nut nut and his kidults ..

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  26. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    It’s sickening listening to the bbbc radio newcastle frenzy trying everything to get Boris sacked.
    Using the Queen and Phil’s funeral to make it appear worse is real dirty tricks presented as news.

    Even though he wasn’t there they are saying “the buck stops with him as he’s at the top”
    Can we expect Starmer to resign as he has a Chinese spy working for Gardiner because Starmer is at the top and “ the buck stops here” surely applies to him as well.
    Of course, it will not, we all know that.

    Why don’t the Conservatives fight back at this openly plain to see attempt to bring them down.
    Regular ‘leaks’ scheduled to cause maximum damage being fed to the media. It’s not as if it’s news and happening now, it’s an attempted coup.

    If any bbbc office has had any kind of office party can we expect their director general to resign.
    Of course not.

    While I disagree with the direction Boris is now going in (lefty green princess influenced) this witch hunt is stomach turning.

    Usually, after the initial phase, the public start to change opinions and apart from the ones the bbbc find to be disgusted by these office parties I would guess many will start to realise they are being played.
    It’s just by finding some people who have had relatives die at the first party date and connecting the Queen to the second that these parties are currently bad news. Generally people care less about that stuff and more about real problems such as mass immigration and energy prices.

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  27. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Where did Barry Gardiner think the Chinese lawyer got £700k from to ‘donate’ to him?

       19 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Name of donor: Christine Lee & Co
      Address of donor: 86 Holloway Head, Birmingham B1 1NB

      Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the services of a Parliamentary Researcher for 5 days per week from 28 February 2020 to 30 June 2020, approx. value £11,982

      Name of donor: Christine Lee & Co
      (a) Address of donor: 86 Holloway Head, Birmingham B1 1NB
      (a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 raised at the gala dinner on 8 October 2014 sponsored by the donation registered on 11 November 2014

      Name of donor: Christine Lee & Co
      Address of donor: 86 Holloway Head, Birmingham B1 1NB

      Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the services of a Parliamentary Researcher for 5 days per week; approx. value £48,400 from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016

      https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=10220

         3 likes

    • digg says:

      Spot on!

         2 likes

  28. StewGreen says:

    Prince Andrew case
    BBC line “she accuses him of abusing her when SHE WAS A TEENAGER”
    … they don’t say she was 17

    (radio report just now)

       14 likes

  29. pugnazious says:

    Curious how Nick Robinson [who called Gaza the ‘world’s worst and biggest open prison’…never mind Israel had left long ago] always calls anyone who speaks up for Boris the ‘Save Boris campaign’ but never calls those who attack Boris the ‘Get Boris campaign’.

    This is the Nick Robinson who keeps telling us that ‘There’s just something about Boris….he just can’t be trusted…many people will say’

    Many people would say exactly the same about the smug and entiitled Robinson.

    LOL…the Tories start to notice….

    ”The BBC isn’t going to stop until he’s gone’: Senior Tories hit out at ‘outrageous bias’ in Beeb’s ‘unbearable’ coverage of Boris Johnson’s apology for No10 party’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10400773/Tories-hit-outrageous-bias-BBCs-coverage-Boris-Johnson-Partygate-apology.html

       18 likes

    • Peter Grimes says:

      I read a headline the other day where Toenails was said to have condemned BoJo’s lot for partying ‘whilst we were cowering in our homes’.

      When did an Al Beeb churnalist EVER pass up the opportunity to over-dramatise something, usually done by a non-Leftoid, of which they disapprove?

      I certainly wasn’t ‘cowering’!

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  30. StewGreen says:

    BBC Yorkshire phoned around until they found people who were not on crowded beaches on May 20th 2020
    They got a priest and an Imam

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-59980890

       12 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Boris Johnson: Vicar says No 10 party was ‘slap in the face’

      WHAT A WONGA Church of England to pay £400m Wonga loans after Archbishop Welby was accused of hypocrisy for leftie rant
      The pledge comes after Archbishop Justin Welby was accused of hypocrisy for condemning Amazon, who it was revealed is invested in by the Church

      Harvey Sullivan
      9:09, 15 Sep 2018

         6 likes

  31. pugnazious says:

    The Mail has two columns asking questions the BBC will never ask….were the lockdowns and extreme measures really necessary or the best way to handle things?….The BBC can’t ask those questions because it unfailingly and unquestioningly backed lockdown and the draconian imposition of other measures.

    ‘RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Boris’s booze-up proves that he knew lockdown was bonkers’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10400315/RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-Boriss-booze-proves-knew-lockdown-bonkers.html

    ‘DAN WOOTTON: The real lesson of Partygate is not that Boris is a lying hypocrite (we knew that already) but that lockdown laws are an ass and always have been’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10400169/DAN-WOOTTON-real-lesson-Partygate-lockdown-laws-ass-been.html

       10 likes

  32. MarkyMark says:

    “If you take no interest in those who lead you, then they will take no interest in you.”

       4 likes

  33. Philip_2 says:

    Listening late on GB News last night; BBC making big changes to its output. NIGEL REES was interviewed as the latest casualty of the BBC purge mentality. He was a BBC Radio 4 presenter for 46 years of traditional ‘thinking’ radio of the ‘Arts and literature’ has totally ‘given-up’ on the BBC. He stated on GB News that the BBC has gone over the top of forcing ‘diversity and inclusivity’ as forced identity political ‘prescriptions’ imposed by new BBC executives as a form of mass internal censorship.

    He says it was the last straw when he was told his small radio discussion program should now include the visibly ‘disabled’ and ‘persons of colour’ on his Radio 4 radio show. When he pointed out that Noel Coward was going to be featured and discussed, most famous for the song ‘Mad dogs and Englishman, go out in the midday sun…” among his other works, he was told by the BBC executive, that he had to consider ‘Cultural attributes’ as being ‘representative’ of BBC diversity. Even though it made no sense to the program, to label participants as black or disabled, that is what the BBC wanted to include.

    Daily Mail + Sunday Times
    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.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10385173/BBC-Radio-4-presenter-Nigel-Rees-quit-corporation-patronising-focus-diversity.html

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  34. MarkyMark says:

    Name of donor: H.E. Sheikh Mubarak Mahfouz bin Mahfouz
    Address of donor: Al Aziziah PO Box 734, Makkah 21955, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Gift of a watch (value £1,950) on the occasion of unveiling a statue in Runnymede

    Date received: 1 July 2015

    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=10257
    From 1 August 2018 until further notice, chair of the Advisory Board of The Progressive Centre UK think tank (also known as Global Progress (London) Ltd), of 9 Chamberlain House, 126 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7UR. I expect to spend approximately 12 hours each month on my duties as Chair and on preparing publications and other content, in return for a monthly payment of £5,420 (£65,040 a year). (Registered 10 October 2018)

    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=24950

    Name of donor: Christine Lee & Co
    Address of donor: 86 Holloway Head, Birmingham B1 1NB

    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the services of a Parliamentary Researcher for 5 days per week; approx. value £48,400 from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016

    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=10220

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  35. pugnazious says:

    COMPS-DD-OPKIER.jpg?w=660

    The BBC seems to have forgotten this….

    ‘BEER ROW Keir Starmer enjoys beer with Labour workers despite lockdown rules banning indoor social gatherings’

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14826418/keir-starmer-beer-indoor-gathering/

    ‘LABOUR have dismissed an election ‘booze row’ after Sir Keir Starmer enjoyed a beer after a day on the campaign trail.

    He was seen mixing with party workers in a constituency office in Durham on Friday night.

    Rules state you can gather indoors for work but this doesn’t include social gatherings with colleagues.

    Tory co-chair Amanda Milling said: “Keir Starmer has continually and rightly called for people to follow the rules designed to keep us safe, but it’s now in question whether he is following them himself.

    “People will rightly be asking questions about this.”’

    And how many more such events went on unnoticed….with no embittered insider like Dominic Cummings to spill the beans?

    Surely Nick Robinson’s first question will be ‘Will you resign Sir Keir?’

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  36. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Christine Lee & Co Solicitors has a net worth of £338k.

    How could she afford to ‘donate’ nearly £700k?

       12 likes

  37. MarkyMark says:

    FULL OF PROMISE … in 2019 …

    General election 2019: How Labour’s ‘red wall’ turned blue
    By Daniel Wainwright
    BBC News

    Published13 December 2019
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50771014

    uk-general-election-results-1576181944497-superJumbo-v2.png

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  38. MarkyMark says:

    A man has drowned and 30 other people have been brought to safety by French rescue services after they tried to cross the Channel to the UK.

    The man fell overboard when the small migrant boat got into difficulty close to the French coast at Berck-sur-Mer, south of Boulogne.

    Most of those rescued were on board the dinghy, but five people were picked up from a sandbank.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59992918

       7 likes

  39. MarkyMark says:

    Cosmopolitan UK features Munroe Bergdorf as first ever trans woman on cover
    https://news.sky.com/story/cosmopolitan-uk-features-munroe-bergdorf-as-first-ever-trans-woman-on-cover-12515548

    “Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people,” Bergdorf wrote in the post. “Because most of ya’ll don’t even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour. Your entire existence is drenched in racism. From micro-aggressions to terrorism, you guys built the blueprint for this s—.”
    https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/munroe-bergdorf-rehired-l-or-al-3-years-after-being-n1228376

    Model Munroe Bergdorf quits as Labour LGBT adviser
    This article is more than 3 years old
    Her appointment was criticised by Conservatives because of previous social media comments
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/06/model-munroe-bergdorf-quits-as-labour-lgbt-adviser

    “Yes ALL white people. Because most of ya’ll don’t even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour. Your entire existence is drenched in racism.”

    ….

    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.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/slavery_1.shtml

       6 likes

  40. digg says:

    Labour mud-slinging at Boris will run and run. After all they have a lot of ground to make up after the Tony Blair embarrassing shambles!

       7 likes

  41. StewGreen says:

    Parody account
    Neil Ferguson’s Calculator™ 🇨🇳 @ProfessorFergy8
    Professor/stud! I love sums, yummy mummies
    , and The People’s Republic of China.
    Chief Executive of EveryGrifterUK. S
    till ‘getting away with it’ Parody Account!

       6 likes

  42. StewGreen says:

    libmob keep banging on about parties at Number 10
    .. so they can have a big party when someone leaves Number 10.

    Anyway always ask
    .. “Is media coverage is PROPORTIONATE to the crime ?”

       10 likes

  43. StewGreen says:

    Australian court is holding “directions hearing” on Djokovic case

    .. If the minster thinks he is dangerous, why did he allow him to roam for 4 days ?
    Why decide on a Friday night ? that makes it look like the timing is deliberately obstructive.
    Djokovic’s team is arguing that an exception has to be made and that the appeals court should sit over the weekend and fully decide the matter.

    Sure the minister can use an arbitrary power but is it proportionate to the public danger ?

       8 likes

  44. MarkyMark says:

    A host of Premier League and European stars have descended on Cameroon, with the hosts beating Burkina Faso in the opening game.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/africa/59698986

    Kalashnikovs and no-go zones: east Burkina Faso falls to militants
    This article is more than 2 years old
    Locals say they live in fear of violence and face harsh punishment for breaking rules
    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/apr/22/kalashnikovs-and-no-go-zones-east-burkina-faso-falls-to-militants

    When a stranger arrives in Bartiébougou, the Kalashnikov-wielding men in charge check his ID. But first they check his forehead. They are looking for the indent left by a beret – an instant indication he is a soldier and therefore an enemy spy.

    Like much of eastern Burkina Faso, the government has no control over what happens in Bartiébougou; local militants, backed by west African extremist groups, do.

       5 likes

  45. MarkyMark says:

    Samantha Cameron: Chinese factories can be better than British ‘sweat shops’
    Cameron said her fashion label Cefinn is manufactured in China because British factories failed the audit

    By
    Anita Singh,
    ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
    26 June 2020 • 7:27pm

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/26/samantha-cameron-chinese-factories-can-better-british-sweat/

       6 likes

  46. MarkyMark says:

    Don’t abandon Labour, embrace the class struggle
    Labour’s right wing would be only too happy to see the mass suicide of its left — we cannot encourage that; the alternatives are not in new overnight parties but intervention in the growing wave of genuine class struggle, argues NICK WRIGHT

    https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/dont-abandon-labour-embrace-class-struggle

    These disinterested and impartial authorities are bigging up the idea that Jeremy Corbyn should start a new party.

    Hamas are our friends. Sit on a train floor when seats available.

       8 likes

  47. MarkyMark says:

    The Morning Star is no fan of the role private donations play at Westminster. But with OpenDemocracy having revealed last year that just 10 super-rich tycoons were responsible for a fifth of all political donations in the country over the last two decades, Lee’s donations look like small beer.
    https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/why-we-shouldnt-fall-chinese-influence-scare-westminster

    Lee’s donations look like small beer. = SO LET’S IGNORE IT.

       8 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Open Democracy is a Soros front
      It’s not really worth getting interested in top 10 donors
      cos big boys have clever ways to funnel money.

      eg you think UK environment policy is decided by your vote, but US foundations donate to other foundations who then donate to Client Earth who then sue in UK courts to tie the British government in knots.
      I expect it works that way in a lot of other areas.

      Here we have the Soros funded Open Democracy project
      saying ” look over big capitalists are trying to influence UK politicians”

         5 likes

  48. MarkyMark says:

    Prince Andrew: Why the military titles and royal patronages meant so much

    Prince Andrew: Why the military titles and royal patronages meant so much
    Close
    Prince Andrew’s military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, and he will stop using the style His Royal Highness in an official capacity, it has been announced.

    The BBC’s Dan Johnson explains why the Duke of York’s titles would have been important to him, with their significance within the Royal Family and links to his military service.

    Video produced by John Johnson

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-59989886

    ….

    Titles, styles, honours and arms
    Titles and styles

    Royal monogram
    19 February 1960 – 23 July 1986: His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew[245]
    23 July 1986 – present: His Royal Highness The Duke of York[b]
    Andrew is currently the ninth in the line of succession to the throne.[246] On rare occasions, he is known by his secondary titles of Earl of Inverness and Baron Killyleagh, in Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.[245][247][248] In 2019 Inverness residents started a campaign to strip him of that title, stating that “it is inappropriate that Prince Andrew is associated with our beautiful city”, in light of his friendship with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.[249]

    On 13 January 2022, it was reported that while Andrew retains the style of His Royal Highness, he would no longer use it in a public capacity.[34]

    Naval ranks
    United Kingdom 1979–1981: Midshipman, Britannia Royal Naval College, HMS Seahawk
    United Kingdom 1981–1984: Sub Lieutenant, Pilot, 820 NAS on HMS Invincible;
    United Kingdom 1984–1992: Lieutenant, Pilot, 815 NAS on HMS Brazen; Helicopter Warfare Instructor, 702 NAS at RNAS Culdrose; Flight Commander, 829 NAS on HMS Campbeltown
    United Kingdom 1992–1999: Lieutenant Commander, Captain, HMS Cottesmore; Senior Pilot, 815 NAS at RNAS Portland; Directorate of Naval Operations, British Ministry of Defence
    United Kingdom 1999–2005: Commander, Diplomacy Section of the Naval Staff.[17] Released from the active list in 2001.[29]
    United Kingdom 2005–2010: Honorary Captain[30]
    United Kingdom 2010–2015: Rear Admiral[31]
    United Kingdom 2015–: Vice Admiral[32][34]
    Honours
    See also: List of honours of the British royal family by country
    21 February 2011: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)[250]
    2 June 2003 – 21 February 2011: Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)[251][252]
    19 December 1979 – 2 June 2003: Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)[253][254]
    23 April 2006: Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (KG)[254]
    1977: Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal[254]
    1982: South Atlantic Medal, with Rosette
    2002: Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal[254]
    2012: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal[254]
    2016: Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (1848)[255]
    UK Royal Victorian Order ribbon.svg South Atlantic Medal w rosette BAR.svg QEII Silver Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png
    QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Ribbon – Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal v3.png CD-ribbon and bar.png New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal ribbon.png

    Commonwealth
    1990: New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal[254]
    2001: Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)[254] (with the first clasp)[255]
    2005: Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan[256]
    Foreign
    Norway 1988: Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav[254]
    United Arab Emirates 2010: Collar of the Order of the Federation[257]
    Mexico 2015: Sash of the Order of the Aztec Eagle[258]
    Spain 2017: Order of Isabella the Catholic[259]
    Appointments
    1 February 1984: Personal Aide-de-Camp to the Queen[254]
    2007: Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
    5 May 2013: Royal Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)[254][260]
    20 February 2015: Grand President of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League[261]
    13 July 2015 – 21 November 2019: Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield[190][262]
    20 April 2016: Honorary Fellow of the Society of Light and Lighting (Hon. FSLL)[263]
    1 May 2018 – November 2019: Honorary Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge[191][264]
    Honorary military appointments
    In 2019, Andrew’s military affiliations were suspended and on 13 January 2022 they were formally returned to the Queen.[34]

    Canada
    Canada Colonel-in-Chief of the Queen’s York Rangers (1st American Regiment)[265]
    Canada Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada[265]
    Canada Colonel-in-Chief of the Princess Louise Fusiliers[265]
    Canada Colonel-in-Chief of the Canadian Airborne Regiment (disbanded)
    New Zealand
    New Zealand Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment[265]
    United Kingdom
    United Kingdom Colonel of the Grenadier Guards[266]
    United Kingdom Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment)[265]
    United Kingdom Colonel-in-Chief of the Small Arms School Corps[265]
    United Kingdom Colonel-in-Chief of the Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot)[265]
    United Kingdom Colonel-in-Chief of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s)[265] (disbanded)
    United Kingdom Deputy Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths’ Own)[34]
    United Kingdom Royal Colonel of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland[265]
    United Kingdom Honorary Air Commodore, Royal Air Force Lossiemouth[265]
    United Kingdom Commodore-in-Chief of the Fleet Air Arm[265]
    United Kingdom Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps[265]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Andrew,_Duke_of_York#Titles_and_styles

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  49. MarkyMark says:

    Medals …

    31993298-8631429-image-m-47_1597526280954.jpg

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  50. MarkyMark says:

    Boris with cheese and wine whilst country locked up – 650 MPs and Media vocal!
    3 teachers threatened with death in Batley – 650 and Media silent.

       11 likes

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