Start the Week 17 January 2022 THE DORRIES ANNOUNCEMENT

Is it possible that the government has finally realised that the State Broadcaster is at war with it ? And is going to do something about it – by freezing the Licence fee ? It will be a small step towards the end of the BBC in its current form – and can’t come too soon. The government must put something in the coming manifesto about changing the BBC too .

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480 Responses to Start the Week 17 January 2022 THE DORRIES ANNOUNCEMENT

  1. pugnazious says:

    The BBC put this headline on the frontpage yesterday…

    ‘Texas synagogue hostage stand-off not related to Jewish community – FBI’

    The frontpage headline has changed now to..

    ‘Watch: FBI Briefing on the siege’

    Unfortunately the report headline is still…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-60013686

    ‘Texas synagogue hostage stand-off not related to Jewish community – FBI’

    Never mind that the FBI have now stated that this was an anti-Semitic attack….from the Mail…

    ‘In a statement late Sunday night, the FBI backtracked and admitted the attack was ‘a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted’.’

    Why is the BBC still putting out a message that suggests there was no link to anti-Semitism? They clearly know the first statement is misleading as they’ve changed the fontpage and yet still make it a prominent part of its reporting.

    As mentioned before if this had been a white man the BBC would have been pumping out vast amounts of guff about the Far-Right and how it and those who facilitated its messaging had to be controlled.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Images of an Israeli citizen inside a mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, have caused anger among Arab users on social media.

      Russian-born Ben Tzion, 31, has been posting photos of himself visiting Iran, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

      His Facebook page includes photos of him inside Medina Prophet’s Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites.

      “People of Saudi Arabia would stand with the Jewish nation side by side,” he said in a Facebook post with a photo of him performing the Saudi sword dance in a traditional ankle-length garment known as a “thobe”.

      “Peace in the Middle East with respect and love towards each other,” he said in another post.

      Non-Muslims are prohibited from visiting Mecca and advised not to enter parts of central Medina, where the mosque is located. But Mr Tzion said religious sites in Medina were open to the public.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42071018

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    A strong desire for the physical sex characteristics that match one’s
    experienced gender.”

    Click to access Bell-v-Tavistock-Judgment.pdf

    The claimants’ case is that children and young persons under 18 are not competent to
    give consent to the administration of puberty blocking drugs. Further, they contend that
    the information given to those under 18 by the defendant is misleading and insufficient
    to ensure such children or young persons are able to give informed consent. They
    further contend that the absence of procedural safeguards, and the inadequacy of the
    information provided, results in an infringement of the rights of such children and
    young persons under Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human
    Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the Convention).

    As it is, for the year 2019/2020, 161 children were referred by GIDS for puberty
    blockers (a further 10 were referred for other reasons). Of those 161, the age profile is
    as follows:
    3 were 10 or 11 years old at the time of referral;
    13 were 12 years old;
    10 were 13 years old;
    24 were 14 years old;
    45 were 15 years old;
    51 were 16 years old;
    15 were 17 or 18 years old.

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  3. tomo says:

    Are Australian politicians adopting koalas as a role model?

       9 likes

    • JimS says:

      I think I was told in primary school that koalas only ate from certain trees of the same species as other trees’ leaves were toxic to them.

      Pretty smart then not to eat leaves of unkown origin.

      We, with our larger brains, welcome in toxic strangers of unknown origin. Not so smart then?

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  4. MarkyMark says:

    Boris Johnson not in danger over parties, says Nadhim Zahawi
    Published42 minutes ago
    Share
    Related Topics
    Coronavir

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-60022022

    ….
    11 November 2021
    Holocaust education is our only vaccine against hatred
    Nadhim Zahawi visited Poland and Auschwitz-Birkenau and wrote a blog for Jewish News on his return.

    https://www.zahawi.com/news/holocaust-education-our-only-vaccine-against-hatred

    Earlier this week was the anniversary of Kristallnacht, when the Nazis destroyed 1,406 synagogues with many burned to the ground and thousands of Jews murdered.

    Virtually no media outlets reported on it at the time. The world stayed silent. Let’s not stay silent. Education is the vaccine against antisemitism.

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  5. MarkyMark says:

    Now that the worst of Omicron appears to have passed without restrictions in England, Labour are quickly trying to get on the front foot by publishing a ten point ‘living with Covid’ plan, and insisting the country never returns to lockdown. They are doing this because, once again, they called it wrong when the data were less clear.

    Yesterday on Sunday Morning, Sir Keir insisted that Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting never called for further restrictions beyond Plan B. Streeting himself has said the same thing. It is simply untrue.

    untrue = lie.
    untrue = lie.

    order-order.com

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  6. G.W.F. says:

    It seems that the Tories plan to increase the number of dinghy riders. The Navy have been tasked to bring them in. This will surely inspire more attempts as the Navy will be covering the entire area making sure that not one invader is missed.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60021252

       16 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      One Sniper. One Bullet. One deflated dinghy. Zero fatalities in channel.

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      • tomo says:

        One Stanley knife , 1x 2 meter gash documented and geolocated on mobile phone = £5k cash

        Although a variation on a pike wielded from a ramming jet ski would also qualify.

        Cheaper than the RNLI + Border Farce.

        Would probably need to be slightly mob handed to deal with Albanians…

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  7. MarkyMark says:

    UK GOV … HA HA HA HA …

    https://yougov.co.uk/topics/lifestyle/articles-reports/2021/12/23/can-santa-be-gay

    While a significant amount of people see these political extremists as threats, at 58% they are more likely to see Jihadists as a “big threat” – around the same proportion who said that Islamic terror groups posed in big threat in a similar 2019 YouGov study.

    Approaching a quarter of Britons (24%) also see Irish Republican groups as posing a “big threat” putting them slightly ahead of left-wing extremists (23%) however is this within our margin of error.

    While Conservatives see both groups as more of a threat than Labour and Lib Dem supporters, all three groups tend to see the threat posed by left-wing extremism to be around the same as that of Irish Republicans. Labour and Lib Dem voters, for their part, see the threat of right-wing extremists as being equally as serious as that of Jihadists,

    https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2021/03/11/left-wing-or-right-wing-extremism-more-threat-brit

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Repeat after me

      “The Far Right is the biggest Threat”

      Has the extradition fight for the ‘ manchester two “ started yet ?

      Whip round to get the terrorists ‘ body ‘ home ‘?

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  8. MarkyMark says:

    The chairman of global banking giant Credit Suisse, Antonio Horta-Osorio, has resigned with immediate effect after breaking Covid quarantine rules.

    Mr Horta-Osorio, who was with the bank for just nine months, left following an internal investigation.

    The former boss of Lloyds Banking Group joined Credit Suisse after a series of scandals at the Swiss bank.

    But it has emerged he breached Covid rules last year, including by attending the Wimbledon tennis finals.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60019735

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  9. MarkyMark says:

    Boris sends 200 troops to NHS.
    Boris sends 20 troops to protect Poland border.
    Boris sends warships to pick up the salve trade.

    ….

    Channel migrants: Royal Navy set to take over English Channel operations

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60021252

    ….

    Manchester Arena bomber was rescued from Libya by Royal Navy
    This article is more than 3 years old
    Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people in a suicide attack last year, was saved from civil war in 2014
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/31/manchester-arena-bomber-was-rescued-from-libya-by-royal-navy

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  10. Guest Who says:

    Noted BBC approved academic opinies.

       3 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Look, I’m just telling you what I saw over lockdown and what I know of my brother’s character. And, to my mind, if he did go out into the Downing Street garden – and he’s told us he did – for him, that would have been work. He may have had a drink, I don’t know. Is that one of the key questions? But that would have been work.

      This is an edited transcript of Rachel Johnson’s remarks on LBC

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  11. Right Angle says:

    [After looking around: OK, I think this hasn’t been posted yet]:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10408723/STEPHEN-GLOVER-Nadine-Dorries-nerve-going-BBC.html

    I have to admit that I am taking a liking to Stephen Glover’s style:

    “There will be howls of outrage at the news that the BBC’s £159 annual licence fee will be frozen for two years, and got rid of altogether from 2027 in favour of an alternative funding arrangement.

    Angry articles will appear in Auntie’s favourite organ, the Guardian. There will be disparaging pieces about the Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries, who will be dismissed as a populist and philistine who writes rotten novels.”

    “In short, the mother of all fights lies ahead, and the Government will need to keep its nerve if it is going to see through a revolution in the way our main public service broadcaster is financed and operates.

    But in fact what is planned is long overdue, and almost certainly carries the support of most British people, if recent opinion polls are anything to go by.”

    Please read the whole article! As my last post was rather long due to the amount of copy and paste I put in, I will just stop with this para:

    “If you think that other channels provide superior coverage, or abjure the BBC because its political preconceptions annoy you, why should you be compelled to pay an annual levy of £159 to a broadcaster you neither like nor respect, and seldom, if ever, utilise?”

    You’ve got the right angle, Glover!

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    • Beltane says:

      The list of awesome personalities coming out in print to support their paymasters so far includes Garry Lineker, Hugh Grant, David Badiel, Nish Kumar, Armando Iannucciand and Dan Walker (sic). They will shortly be joined, to be sure, by Jo Brand, Sandi Toksvig, Lenny Henry and others with similar incomes and political leanings.

      Excellent. Just the chaps to get the backing of those on here, and elsewhere with rather different political leanings, moral standards and a sense of perspective gained from real-world experience.

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  12. MarkyMark says:

    Egypt’s judiciary begins hearing of lawsuit aiming to halt BBC’s work
    Photo of Taha Sakr Taha SakrApril 10, 2018
    https://egyptindependent.com/egypts-judiciary-begins-hearing-of-lawsuit-aiming-to-halt-bbcs-work/

    A Cairo court held a hearing session on Tuesday in a lawsuit that seeks the revoking of the BBC’s office in Egypt, local media reported.

    The lawsuit memorandum claimed that the BBC regularly broadcasts ‘false and fabricated news’, in an effort to destabilize Egypt and deliberately distort Egypt’s image especially in the field of human rights.

       6 likes

    • Doublethinker says:

      Well it has done exactly the same in Britain for at least thirty years and we have to pay for it. At least the Egyptians get it for free.

         12 likes

  13. MarkyMark says:

    Special Address by Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China | DAVOS AGENDA 2021

    COMMENTS TURNED OFF

    “You will not comment. You will be happy with no opinion.”

    Christine Lee: Labour MP Barry Gardiner says Chinese agent ‘gained no political advantage’ from him
    In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Brent North MP Barry Gardiner denies he feels “a fool” following the revelation that Christine Lee – who donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to him – has been engaged in “political interference activities”.

    Greg Heffer
    Political reporter @GregHeffer

    Friday 14 January 2022
    https://news.sky.com/story/christine-lee-labour-mp-barry-gardiner-says-chinese-agent-gained-no-political-advantage-from-him-12515277

       3 likes

  14. G says:

    Like China/Taiwan, the EU believe the UK is still in their clutches and they’ll do everything in their power to bring us back into the fold. Will we see military action from the EU, with French/German fighters testing our readiness to protect our airspace? Perhaps that’s why we are rapidly building our naval and air forces up. The EU in turn, won’t stop until they have their own army.

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  15. digg says:

    To all those people in England whinging about Boris’s so called party antics I say this.

    Boris has managed to steer through the pandemic without losing his nerve, no small feat. He has carried off a difficult balancing act and succeeded.

    If you disagree just think what rubbish has been poured on the citizens of Scotland and Wales by the ridiculous and amateur partisans Sturgeon and Drakeford. At least you escaped that crap!

       32 likes

    • dafydd says:

      digg…

      As a taff living in Wales i can safely say that Drakeford is totally and completely inept…

      His philosophy is simple..What ever Boris does i will do the opposite and my sole purpose is simple,f-ck the Welsh people as long as i can score political points, even to the detriment of the citizens of Wales, and no matter what i do the idiots in Wales will still vote for me..!!! Yippee

         25 likes

    • Nibor says:

      True , Digg ,
      But it’s not about parties or the fact he seems a bumbling fool who quotes Latin , it’s because he’s not a Conservative, protecting our borders .

      Why does the send every asylum seeker up to Scotland where Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP say they want and wil welcome them ?

         8 likes

    • Wild Bill says:

      And Boris was handling Brexit at the same time.

         1 likes

  16. MarkyMark says:

    China’s economy grows 18.3% in post-Covid comeback
    Published16 April 2021
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56768663

       1 likes

  17. MarkyMark says:

    “International Community should honour it’s support to developing countries.”
    ..
    China Will No Longer Be a Developing Country After 2023. Its Climate Actions Should Reflect That.

    https://thediplomat.com/2021/07/china-will-no-longer-be-a-developing-country-after-2023-its-climate-actions-should-reflect-that

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  18. StewGreen says:

    BBC Humberside 11:59am
    presenter Burnsy “I just don’t understand why do people say the BBC is lefty ..here’s the news”

    em lefty #PRasNews
    Item #1 “Resolution_Fdn have a report about energy poverty”
    (think tank, boss Torston Bell was Labour Party Director of Policy

    #2 Covid, “head nurse Nicky Credland criticises new govt policy”

    #3 Clip Labour’s Lucy Powell about BBC licence fee

    #4 Northern Powergrid local #PRasNews *Green recovery* scheme

    =====================

    Previously after listeners kept asking why Stephen Kinnock’s and Starmer’s Covid law breaking were not featured much om the BBC he shouted “They are not in power ! The BBC just seems lefty cos it is holding the PARTY IN POWER to account”

    Hang on which party is in power ?
    Power is not in control of the voters
    The Islington Media Power is actually in power that’s why we have the Woke-Supremacism & Green-Supremacism in establishments
    and the Media Party ant-democratically bang on about selected issues, whilst hiding other.

       14 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      BBC thinking ‘Ah yes when Labour were in power we really dug into the Tories, cos they are the party who could be COMING into power’

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    • StewGreen says:

      15 mins previously on the same prog
      at 11:44am bbc ADVERT for their Make A difference CAMPAIGNING

      Last time Kadeena Cox carried the baton
      .. “I’m a disabled female black person
      I think that represents what this Games is about
      .. and that diversity”

      Nominate someone to carry a 2020 Commonwealth Games Baton
      In 2022 It will travel across 72 nations
      It is hoped that the baton will ignite hope
      and solidarity across UNIQUE cultures

      ..It’s hoped that those who carry it will make History

      You can nominate a local hero where you live

      … Making a difference to where WE live”

         2 likes

    • Wild Bill says:

      But Starmer has been continually having a go at Boris, so when he is caught doing the same thing he should get the same attack from the biased BBC.

         8 likes

  19. MarkyMark says:

    “Instead of seeking ones own supremacy.”

    Take, for example, the reaction of Henry Bolton, leader of the UK Independence Party between 2017 and 2018, who tweeted: “Barbados is now a republic. The Queen is no longer the head of state. This is a result of China pouring £bns into the Caribbean, including into the Barbadian army. Britain’s timid foreign policy and neglect of the Commonwealth is strengthening China and undermining global stability.”
    https://www.investmentmonitor.ai/insights/opinion-china-barbados-west-investment

       9 likes

  20. Guest Who says:

    More on bbc and Labour.

    He can need fact checking.

    Also Manchester connections, all things not considered.

       19 likes

  21. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    What difference will having the Navy (or whoever it is) in the Channel to tackle the daily dinghies.
    Can they shoot them.
    Can they sink them.
    Can they throw a huge net over them and tow them back to France.

    As far as I can see it will not make any difference at all (except probably finding more of them to collect and welcome into the UK)

    Why is no msm asking what difference this PR stunt will make. (Rhetorical)

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  22. StewGreen says:

    You can spot BBC staff licence campaign tweets
    with this Twitter image search

       4 likes

  23. MarkyMark says:

    “We’ve ended extreme poverty and built a modern socialist country.”

    Thousands in China watch as 10 people sentenced to death in sport stadium
    This article is more than 4 years old
    Residents in Guangdong invited to see group sentenced before they are taken away for summary execution in wake of drugs crackdown

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/18/thousands-china-watch-executed-sport-stadium

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  24. MarkyMark says:

    Why are we vaccinating children against COVID-19?
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221475002100161X

    Highlights

    Bulk of COVID-19 per capita deaths occur in elderly with high comorbidities.


    Per capita COVID-19 deaths are negligible in children.


    Clinical trials for these inoculations were very short-term.


    Clinical trials did not address long-term effects most relevant to children.


    High post-inoculation deaths reported in VAERS (very short-term).

       5 likes

  25. dafydd says:

    WES STREETING TWEETES …When Downing Street were nursing there hangovers on the 21st of May i went into hospital alone for major kidney surgery to remove my cancer. It was the loneliest i have ever felt and worse for my family.Others had it worse. Boris Johnson adds insult to injury.

    THEN SOME HAD TO REMIND STREETING OF THE FACTS…THE DRINKS WERE THE 20TH OF MAY 2020 AND YOUR SURGERY WAS A YEAR LATER IN MAY 2021. ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR ERROR & REMOVE THIS PITIFUL AND INACCURATE ATTEMPT AT SYMPATHY VOTE GARNERING.

    Sadly im having difficulty posting the actual tweet but the words are as in the tweet

       21 likes

  26. tomo says:

    QOTD

    “You’re British? oh my God I just love Mrs Brown’s Boys”

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  27. MarkyMark says:

    “Britain wouldn’t be Britain without refugees”- host of TV stars join forces with an international charity to mark National Fish and Chips day.

    Today marks National Fish and Chips day and three British stars along with the International Rescue Committee have launched a new film explaining why we have refugees to thank for fish and chips.

    https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/refugees-gary-lineker-fish-and-chips-friday/

       3 likes

  28. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – did Mrs Balls learn anything at all from her time in Government?
    MARKET Watch – something the BBC is incapable of doing for £159 p.a.

    The gas price has been threatening for some time to fall back to more normal levels and has subsided below 200p/therm as recently as October 2021 when it dipped to 166p. (We are talking gas futures here, btw.) Today it is currently at 180p. Mrs Balls (a.k.a. Yvette Cooper MP, Labour Shadow for something) was a guest on TWatO. Sara asked her about the ‘drinking culture’ in Downing Street when she was in Government and apparently it didn’t happen at all. That is despite Alastair Campbell being very honest about becoming an alcoholic while working in ….

    ….. Downing Street. He is on record as being an alcoholic in recovery – good wishes to him for that – which proves that Mrs Balls is being ‘economical with the truth’.

    Now who does that remind me of? Another sucker in the Labour ranks, especially as he has been accusing the PM of (pardon non-Parliamentary language) lying. Then Sara asked Mrs Balls about the BBC and the so-called ‘Cost of Living Crisis’ and hey ho, suddenly it has vanished when it turned to talk of the BBC TV Tax. The BBC is wonderful, according to Mrs Balls, and worth several more percentage points on the monthly inflation figure.

    Am reminded of a Labour PM who prreviously had been a Chancellor: “Crisis? What crisis?”

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  29. dafydd says:

    If Boris Johnson gets the boot, this is my choice for the new leader..

    https://www.politicshome.com/news/article/penny-mordaunt-emerges-as-dark-horse-candidate-to-succeed-boris-johnson

       6 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      You won’t get a say in it – just like Brown and May.

         5 likes

    • harry142857 says:

      Penny 😂

         10 likes

      • dafydd says:

        harry142857..

        There is another clip of her ripping into the SNP, they didnt stand a chance…

        As a veteran i took interest in her when she was a Defence Minister..she really is outstanding and she is also a Naval reservist .

        Interesting that the BBC and guardian are now reporting that 40% of grass root Tories want Johnson out, as usual they wont mention the 60% that want him to stay

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  30. Johnda says:

    Re the licence.
    What we are missing in this argument is that to watch all other channels other than the BBC we still have to have a licence. As a compromise the licence is only to watch the bbc. So no need for a licence to watch all other channels.
    That’s fair and gives the BBC the chance to get its act in order.
    After a couple of years review it.
    The BBC cannot complain as still getting a fee.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      I’m afraid that this suggestion , whilst not without merit, is too much of a compromise for me to swallow. I want the BBC to be forced to accept voluntary subscription as its only source of income. No tax payer funding of any sort. It must also make all of its film and sound libraries open to all other companies and it must pay the market rate in rent for all of its premises which were built with LF money and similarly for its equipment. Additionally any money from sales of programmes made before it became privatised must be returned to the government . Finally it must be rebranded and cannot use BBC in its new name.

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      • Johnda says:

        While I would like your solution. I was trying to be pragmatic, but also letting the BBC fall down and lose support by default. In affect teaching them a very harsh lesson. We don’t want to pay for there bias at all .

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    • Up2snuff says:

      John, that’s right as that is how it originally was pre-WW2. It was only the expansion of TV channels with ITV, BBC 2 & C4 and the advent of the Pirate Radio stations that complicated the situation.

      I have posted on here before that if the TV Tax was still a Licence Fee of £20 to £25 it would be more acceptable to this bit of the public. It is only BBC Greed that has turned the TV Tax into a major item of expenditure for the UK public. I might actually buy a £20 Licence just on the off-chance that I might use iPlayer at certain times of the year.

      The BBC claim the Licence Fee brings in £3.6billion. If that is correct, then a Licence Fee of £22.50 – if I have prodded the calculator properly – brings in a guaranteed income of £250,000,000. Add the other BBC revenue streams then they would have an income of £1.5billion. If they cannot run two TV channels and three to six radio networks plus local radio – if they must – then they are not fit to be in business anyway.

      No other business that I can think of has a guaranteed income. For all the other businesses revenue streams have to be earned by satisfying all the customers and keeping them happy.

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  31. s.trubble says:

    Keeping the state organ on the back foot and in a flaccid state will be important.

    Next steps?

    1) demand that the bBC produce a plan on how it will transition to a subscription model.

    2) set a tight timescale for its production.

    3) If it is not forthcoming or gamed then appoint an external transition team accordingly .

    Makes you think though what people are going to think about the continued payment of this unfair tax in the coming months and years.

       16 likes

    • dafydd says:

      I get the feeling that the powers that be in the BBC will be hoping that there beloved Labour win the next General Election…there worries will be over

         13 likes

      • MarkyMark says:

        Replying to
        @andrewsberry68
        @andrewsberry68
        Try Russia Today. Free of Royal Wedding and more objective on Libya than most
        9:09 AM · Apr 26, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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  32. s.trubble says:

    bBC Scotland. A true waste of money.

    This communications organ of the SNP is being sued over their production of a documentary called ” The men who sold the jerseys”
    which was commissioned and paid for out of the L/Fee Tax.
    The programme claimed to have expert information surrounding the financial collapse of Rangers FC.
    bBC Scotland will not send reporters to cover Rangers games.

    Not that anyone gives a **** but it demonstrates if further proof was needed that it is inherently biased against anything which supports the Union and Great Britain,

    The case when it eventually goes to court should throw up some tasty findings about the bBC modus operandi as to how it came about information included in this so called documentary insomuch that it was allegedly obtained illegally.

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  33. MarkyMark says:

    Boris Johnson’s Guarantee
    We will get Brexit done in January and unleash the potential of our whole country.
    I guarantee:

    Extra funding for the NHS, with 50,000 more nurses and 50 million more GP surgery appointments a year.

    20,000 more police and tougher sentencing for criminals.

    An Australian-style points-based system to control immigration.

    Millions more invested every week in science, schools, apprenticeships and infrastructure while controlling debt.

    Reaching Net Zero by 2050 with investment in clean energy solutions and green infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and pollution.

    We will not raise the rate of income tax, VAT or National Insurance.
    Thank you for supporting our majority Conservative Government so we can move our great country on instead of going backwards.

    BORIS JOHNSON
    PRIME MINISTER

    https://www.conservatives.com/our-plan

       3 likes

  34. MarkyMark says:

    Boris has a party with wine and cheese whilst ….

    ‘Devastated’ Batley teacher ‘fearing for his life’ as he goes into hiding after Prophet Muhammad cartoon row
    He is said to be an emotional wreck and is terrified about returning to Batley

    https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/devastated-batley-teacher-fearing-life-20282177

       8 likes

  35. harry142857 says:

    47 BC

    Veni

    Vidi

    Vici

    2022 AD

    Novak

    Novac

    Novisa.

       11 likes

  36. MarkyMark says:

    Ban paid second jobs for sitting MPs, except for a specific case by case list of exceptions such as jobs in public service, education and charities – and debate a possible cap on earnings
    Blind Trusts: copies of any blind trust arrangements holding a Minister’s assets should be submitted as well as a list of assets transferred to the trust on its establishment and contact details for the trustee
    The bi-annual report published by the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests should contain summaries of the contents of blind trusts if relevant to the Minister’s brief

    https://trueandfairparty.uk/#housing

       3 likes

  37. Fedup2 says:

    Important update

    Nadine Dorries has now formally stuck it to the BBC with the 2 year licence freeze . Her statement in the commons was broadcast live on GBNews which followed on with Roger?Aitkin – a well known critic of the BBC suggesting that its ; news channel needs to go back to reporting the news ( rather than propaganda – my interpretation ))

    Nadine told the BBC that it’s behaviour in avoiding groupthink and doing its charter job would be monitored in the years running up to the end of the current charter .

    Peter Bone – who you will know is sponsoring a private members ‘ bill to end the TVL completely – was sitting behind watching … as I write this I am sure a lot of labour BBC groupies will be standing up ranting …

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  38. MarkyMark says:

    Chinese battery supplier Envision AESC will invest $620 million to build the battery plant, which will run on renewable energy and be able to power up to 100,000 Nissan electric vehicles per year.

    The move will create 6,200 jobs and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the post-Brexit investment totaling $1.38 billion at Nissan’s largest European factory “a major vote of confidence in the UK.”

    https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-07-01/China-s-Envision-to-create-1-4bn-UK-electric-battery-plant-for-Nissan-11xTtlUxS3m/index.html

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  39. G.W.F. says:

    5pm turned on BBC news and watched Nadine being slaughtered by a house full of MPs who just love the BBC – to ensure the BBC can survive, as one MP said to cheers. Nadine makes it clear the BBC is here to stay.
    Parliament will not end or even change the BBC.

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  40. StewGreen says:

    4:20pm Resolution Foundation tweeted their #PRasNews on the BBC website
    .. I mentioned above it led local BBC radio news at 12pm
    “An independent think tanks says that up to 6 million households will struggle to pay their energy bill in April ”

    em actually boss Torston Bell was Labour Party Director of Policy

    The newreader ‘ Here’s an example Harry is on U Credit and has resorted to using candles when his ids have gone to bed ‘
    (..Do if you left an eco light bulb on for 2 days it would use only 15p worth of electricity)

    I can see from Victoria Derbyshire’s tweet, his real burden is oil
    it’s gone up £90/month
    .. https://twitter.com/vicderbyshire/status/1483048725815640065

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    • StewGreen says:

      Victoria has her meme “Candles, It’s like going back to Dickensian times”
      BTW most people will oil heating also have a woodstove/fire .. so often just burn more wood

      It took 6 candles to make her make up

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Stew a home energy expert told me that lighting represents about 1% of a household’s energy consumption. Now, which Party was in power trying to convince us all to buy non-LED low energy bulbs to cut our power bills prior to 2010?

      It was all a big con trick but HMTreasury collected VAT on the bulbs, when they were expensive and also when they were sold for a £1.

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  41. MarkyMark says:

    Could have spent it on the NHS or a Bus.

    Taxpayers will fund £2million-a-year bill to protect and monitor Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary, 51, when he is released from prison this week
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6274439/Taxpayers-fund-2million-year-bill-protect-Islamist-hate-preacher-Anjem-Choudary.html

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  42. digg says:

    In a blatant attempt to invoke violence against J K Rowling, a herd of trans activists succeeded in publishing her home address complete with photo on social media. To me a clear cut case of incitement to violence.

    The woke Scottish “Police” refused to consider it as an act of criminality and the BBC seem full of self satisfaction at the outcome.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-60023868

    I guess it’s just a matter of time before some nut uses this sort of vicious information to attack someone the woke don’t like.

    It will lead to this eventually but of course we know they will then use the “lone wolf” get out of jail card.

    What will the Police and BBC reaction to that be? It’s a bit more serious than letting statue vandals off Scot free!

    I detest these creatures more than I can say. But of course they are now being championed by the Queen of Scotland herself.

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    • Wild Bill says:

      She is getting all this hassle for simply saying women are real people, yet these scum would be happy to see her dead, only makes me think they have mental health problems.

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    • G says:

      digg,

      “I guess it’s just a matter of time before some nut uses this sort of vicious information to attack someone the woke don’t like.”

      I know, they could sub-contract some of the ‘Far Right Extremists’ to do the job for them……..Simples

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  43. Fedup2 says:

    Back to the BBC . Nadine has been batting away rants from Socialist BBC groupies for over an hour . Many of her responses were ‘no ‘ in response to various female coloured MPs and comrades in the SNP ranting about the threat to their favourite propaganda outlet…

    Ladies and Gentlemen- any day which undermines the BBC is a good one .

    No one in the debate mentioned that those MPs all claim their TV licence costs back from you taxpayers .

    The professional queer – chris bryant threw a hissy one – quite funny .

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Anna Soubry MP … You have to pay for her as an MP, so she does not have to pay for her own entertainment from the BBC TV Tax (Nurses at food banks do!).

      Find you own MP and complain!

      Labour MP Jared O’Mara claims back his BBC TV License at £147 which everyone else has to pay for under threat of prison including Nurses who go to food banks ….

      Tax Payer Pays twice for TV Licence – direct to the BBC and indirectly via expenses through Members of Parliament!!!

      Find your MP and discuss with them why they don’t have to pay? IPSA is independent of Parliament and the Government. This allows us to take decisions about the rules on business costs and expenses and on MPs’ pay ourselves, without interference. {theipsa.org.uk}

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      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2018/02/01/mid-week-open-thread-133/comment-page-3/#comment-896692

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Marky – thankfully enemy soubry is back in the sewer where she belongs .
        I would really really like to know which MPs do not claim their ‘office ‘ or ‘second home ‘ TV licence back …..

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    • Wild Bill says:

      Surely if the SNP get their referendum and get independence the BBC will be nothing to do with Scotland, BBC Alba etc., would be shut down.

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  44. vlad says:

    With the Government at last making serious noises about first freezing, then abolishing the Extortion Tax, expect the Evil Empire to go into full pre-emptive offensive mode.

    It’s started:

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  45. MarkyMark says:

    This is not the dream that the BBC have told us would happen .. ‘Afrofeminist future world where everyone is a woman of colour‘ … it’s not where everyone is a woman of colour, this goes against the BBC dream of “By 2020, the BBC wants its employees to comprise 50% women, 8% disabled people, 8% lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people and 15% people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.{bbc.co.uk 14sep2017}”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41265644

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    • Wild Bill says:

      There is probably more than 50% women, 8% disabled people, 8% lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people and 15% people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds now, it looks that way to me, not just the BBC but on all adverts and programs.

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  46. Zephir says:

    From Markmarks link:

    ” The presenter, who was paid £375 a show, also claimed he was instructed to ‘go gentle’ on guests from Manchester council.

    Mr Christian claimed he was treated less favourably than permanent employees.

    The BBC denied he was a full-time employee, saying he was a self-employed freelance. It said the ‘scripts’ he described were aide memoirs. “

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  47. Sluff says:

    Here’s why the BBC needs to go.

    Absolutely appalling coverage on the 6 pm news about the Texas synagogue terrorist.

    Prominent was the words of a Blackburn Muslim leader.
    The terrorist had mental health issues. Why was he allowed on the plane? Why was he not treated better?
    And from a relative. He can’t believe he would have hurt anyone.
    And for an alternative view? Nothing.

    The Islamic Broadcasting Corporation. In total denial, as ever.

    Such bias for only £159 per year until 2024, whether you like it or not, for wanting to watch ITV live.

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    • taffman says:

      Sluff
      “such bias for only £159 per year until 2024”
      So much for Dorries. Just like Priti Patel, all talk but no results. Expect more invaders landing in England.
      Useless Tories . We need a new leader.

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    • Foscari says:

      Sluff-With the BBC winning the bronze medal behind
      Hamas and Iran in an anti-Semitic poll recently. I was
      surprised that the 6PM national news featured as the
      main news story the hostage taking in a synagogue in
      Texas.
      As you mention there were a number of qualifications
      in the story . Did he have a real gun? Did he have to be shot?
      Why was he allowed to leave the UK with mental problems
      etc etc. BUT at least the BBC covered it.
      In the news Hugh Edwards also mentioned the
      Anne Frank story. I said to my wife ” Two sympathetic Jewish
      features in a news programme? Something’s wrong.”
      So let’s imagine a discussion between the news editorial staff
      and the diversity department. BIG BROTHER we thought
      it was only right that we should tell you that we are making
      the Texas story our main feature on the 6PM news. BUT of course
      we will be making sure that there will be rhetorical questions
      asked which will make the culprit look not so bad.
      Ok as BIG BROTHER I will allow this . BUT there will be a
      twist . We have found out that it may of well been a Jew
      who gave away the hiding place of the Frank family. I
      know that a conspiracy story such as this would never
      make the headlines on the BBC news. Because then we would of
      won the gold medal ahead of Hamas and Iran. BUT this
      story will “balance” the sort of pro Jew story we are
      headlining.

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  48. Fedup2 says:

    Taffman
    I think there is a need for realism – the freeze is a start – but the debate about alternative methods of funding the evil monster has begun .
    She announced that the commercial arm of the BBC will be able to ‘borrow more’ – £750 million – I think ..I don’t know how that works but it might be a crafty step to start hiving off certain bits of the BBC to ‘subscription only ‘ – a term she repeatedly said she didn’t say ( as it were ) .

    Me ? I’d end the BBC tomorrow – I’d sell it all to Amazon or Netflix or Apple …..

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  49. Thoughtful says:

    Just take a few minutes for a watch of this liberal on time progressive who wrote a book called San Fransicko about the way the ‘progressive’ left are destroying Americas cities.

    He goes on to detail the three current areas the radical left are trying very hard to dismantle and it’s very difficult after listening not to regard Boris Johnson as being amongst those on the radical left.

    Meritocracy and meritocratic testing
    Policing and crime
    Reliable energy supply.

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