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. StewGreen says:

    Have the Australian government banned unvaccinated people from watching the tennis on their TVs ?


  2. Up2snuff says:

    Unemployment statistics out today: it is strange what the BBC report. No mention of the unemployed figure. Instead they just provide a percentage figure which is meaningless if you do not know the size of the UK workforce. That workforce number changes regularly anyway. The BBC stress the number of unfilled positions as though it is the Government’s fault but do not mention that the number unemployed more than matches it.

    The BBC did grudgingly admit that HMG had supported the nation with its Pandemic economic measures. But then the BBC tried a bit of scare & fear tactics that people are giving up on work.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      Surely vaccines are impossible to calculate.
      Agencies advertise jobs that don’t exist to get workers on their books. And how many vacancies are counted multiple times, on different websites or still advertised long after being filled.


  3. pugnazious says:

    ‘In an appeal to the European Union, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries warn about the danger of 5G, which will lead to a massive increase in involuntary exposure to electromagnetic radiation.’ [Those mad conspiracy theory scientists.]

    ‘“We, the undersigned scientists, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.”’

    So 5G was totally safe and fully backed by extensive research and development…right?

    Well…this isn’t in this case a health issue, unless your plane crashes due to 5G, however it is a fairly obvious technical issue that should surely have been, er, extensively researched and developed….did they not think 5G could possibly interfere wth other electronic systems?…and if they didn’t check the most basic of likely technical issues did they really check the health ones?

    5G phones: How serious is the threat to US flights?

    Ten leading US airlines are warning that the imminent rollout of 5G services could be disastrous.

    They say the new technology could cause thousands of flights to be delayed, and risks leaving large parts of the US aircraft fleet grounded indefinitely.

    It is potentially very serious. ‘

    LOL….Marianna Spring will be editing all those tweets yapping at the 5G ‘conspirators’….maybe they have a point….the EU admitted there’s no really extensive research into the safety of 5G.

    ‘Whereas researchers generally consider such radio waves not to constitute a threat to the population, research to date has not addressed the constant exposure that 5G would introduce. Accordingly, a section of the scientific community considers that more research on the potential negative biological effects of
    electromagnetic fields (EMF) and 5G is needed, notably on the incidence of some serious human diseases.’

    Hmmmm….might cause cancer and reproductive problems….

    ‘The review shows: 1) 5G lower frequencies (700 and 3 600 MHz): a) limited evidence of carcinogenicity in epidemiological studies; b) sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental bioassays; c) sufficient evidence of reproductive/developmental adverse effects in humans; d) sufficient evidence of reproductive/
    developmental adverse effects in experimental animals; 2) 5G higher frequencies (24.25-27.5 GHz): the systematic review found no adequate studies either in humans or in experimental animals’


    • StewGreen says:

      AFAIK it’s about the US frequencies of 5G.
      ..Plenty of 5G in other parts of there world
      ..and planes are not crashing.


  4. pugnazious says:

    OOPs…..same here as well…witness rising wages post Brexit…the BBC is a zealous mass immigration champion…it has consequences…not all economic either….

    ‘A major culprit in the wage gap between Blacks and whites is America’s immigration policy’

    ‘The median white household owns over 10 times as many assets as the median Black household — a gap that has actually widened since the civil rights victories of the 1960s.

    There are all sorts of reasons for this staggering inequality — from segregation, redlining, loan discrimination and other systemically racist policies that historically shut many Black people out of homeownership and prevented them from building generational wealth, to mass incarceration and sentencing disparities that put a generation of disproportionately Black men behind bars for nonviolent crimes and made it nearly impossible for them to get decent jobs after their release.

    But one of the biggest — yet most underexplored — culprits is America’s immigration policy. Throughout our nation’s history, employers have preferred to hire newly arrived foreigners, who will often work for rock-bottom wages, instead of Black workers.

    When policymakers have periodically scaled back the influx of those foreign laborers, Black Americans’ earnings have soared — only to fall again once our leaders turn the immigration spigots back on. Humanely limiting immigration is a matter of racial and economic justice for Black Americans.

    In the mid-1960s, Congress — which had just passed landmark civil rights legislation — changed the immigration system, removing the quotas that had limited the influx of foreign workers for four decades.

    But their changes had unintended consequences. The level of immigration soared far beyond lawmakers’ expectations, from fewer than 300,000 in 1965, to more than 500,000 by 1980 and to more than 1 million annually today.

    That massive influx harmed the most vulnerable Americans — especially Black people. In fact, one Harvard economist found that from 1980 to 2000, immigration “reduced the wage of black high school dropouts by 8.3%, reduced the employment rate by 7.4 percentage points and increased the incarceration rate by 1.7 percentage points.”

    Reducing immigration is necessary to foster Black Americans’ economic development.

    Politicians in both parties pay lip service to helping Black Americans. If they were truly sincere, they’d listen to generations of civil rights leaders who’ve all recognized that the best way to boost Black Americans’ fortunes is to ensure tight labor markets. That requires stemming the influx of foreign workers.

    Frank L. Morris Sr. is the former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and former dean of graduate studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore.’


  5. G.W.F. says:

    Tensions in Ukraine. Nice little war with Russia might save Boris.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Not if Putin cuts off the gas and the UK loses both electric and gas in the middle of Winter.
      In any case the price of gas – and thus electricity will fly through thr roof making heating homes completely unaffordable.


  6. Eddy Booth says:

    Hazel O’Connor: Singer admitted to hospital following bleed on brain

    Of course the bbc neglect to mention Hazel had her booster a month earlier.


  7. Bulldog says:

    On the P.M., this comes down to whether or not you believe Bojo deserves to be ejected from Number 10 because a vindictive ex member of support staff is in cahoots with a hysterical left wing media who are both determined to bring him down. Cummings is willing to forget that Johnson went out on a limb to back him over Barnard Castle for which he was heavily criticised almost as much as Cummings. You get the impression Cummings started planning his revenge the day he left Downing St. Very astute, wait a year or so then gradually drip feed information about the “parties” to different parts of the media and up the ante a bit more each time to increase the pressure and keep the story in the headlines. There may have been coordinated help from the “inside” in putting together e-mails and photos to support his comments, as alluded to here previously.

    Yes, Bojo messed up big time, probably as a result of being too complacent with a comfortable Commons majority and having been told or assuming the so called “parties” were within the covid rules.

    Those Tory M.P’s that want him to go remind me of the cowards who ousted Margaret Thatcher as they were more concerned about trying to save themselves because of a downturn in her popularity instead of supporting a P.M. who had won 2 general elections and helped many of them get elected, just as Bojo was instrumental in helping elect the “red wall” M.P.’s. They should at least keep their powder dry until Sue Gray’s report to allow Bojo to put his case but is there any guarantee of her impartiality? A civil servant with the power to effectively remove a Prime Minister from office? Tempting or what?

    Andrew Bridgen has been dominating TV interviews for days including GB News today with virtually no one supporting Boris. Looks as if Bridgen cannot wait for Johnson to go so he can put his name forward as his successor.

    If he is forced to resign there is no doubt Labour will win the next general election as Labour will say the Tories are untrustworthy and the media will merely move seamlessly on to trash his replacement – there must be some uncomfortable information that Cummings has on most members of the Cabinet. Sunak is frequently mentioned but we hear today he has written off £4.3bn in covid payments so that rules him out once the media start digging.

    The comparison with what is happening with the PM and what happened to Trump is inescapable, a left dominated media incessantly criticising and searching for gotchas, both real and imagined, while deliberately ignoring the faults and peccadilloes of opposition parties.

    If Bojo manages to survive following Sue Gray’s report and after eating a ton of humble pie, the media will continue to focus on this episode at every opportunity over the next 3 years. I would disregard the results of the local council elections in May which are bound to be bad for the Tories, historically these tend to go against sitting Governments anyway but if very bad the knives will be out again to try and finish him off.

    Great timing for the beeb, SKY, ITV, Crear etc if Johnson goes just as covid is being beaten, the economy is improving, more trade deals are being agreed, unemployment falling and more investment coming into the U.K. Brexit will gradually deliver the goods over time, we were in the E.U. for nearly 50 years and have been out of it for only 2 years so not surprising it will take a while for the benefits to accrue. The Chinese virus hit world economies hard and has cost the UK billions but we are still managing to grow the economy.

    I personally hope Johnson survives and he and the Government can rightly be judged by the electorate after serving their full 5 year term. Jittery Tory M.P.’s should at least wait for Ms Gray to finalise her report before starting any no confidence motion – what happened to innocent until being proven guilty?

    Conspiracy theory anyone?


    • taffman says:

      Do you trust Ms Gray and her report?
      IMHO he will be replaced by his own MPs very shortly .


    • StewGreen says:

      Boris nearly died of Covid
      He wasn’t fit to manage right after that
      And he’s never been the same man as before.


  8. Bulldog says:

    She was Bojo’s second choice so may not be so favourable for him- there were comments floated in the last day or two that the report would be critical but not prove terminal in tone but that could have been a ruse to persuade her to take a harder line – political game playing again. You are right, if there are more than 54 M.P.’s who vote no confidence (15%) the report may be irrelevant anyway.

    Guess you are not in favour of his idea for the Royal Navy to patrol the Channel, not too many are!


    • taffman says:

      All in favour of the Royal Navy patrolling the Channel as they always have done for centuries.
      What is the problem now ? Most nations outside the EU defend their borders .
      Who left the doors open now? – The Tories.
      A nation without borders is not a nation.


  9. Bulldog says:

    Just one final thought, Boris just needs to tell Ms Gray that it is a well known fact he is not too good when it comes to detail, with his undoubted personal charm with the ladies that might be just enough to get him off the hook!


    • taffman says:

      Doubt it .


      • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

        Bulldog, I think you put the case for Boris very well. It is very sad it has come to this point. However, I think that there is a huge difference between Boris’s situation and the removal of Trump.
        Trump had the approval of the majority of the people and his party but was removed by censorship on a gigantic scale and vote counting irregularities. Trump had a plan and was seeing it through that’s why he was removed by the oligarchs.
        Boris (who was always keen to display his anti-Trump credentials)
        is largely the author of his own downfall. Since getting Brexit across the line he has reverted to becoming largely inactive on the issues that his supporters were waiting for him to act upon. If Boris did have a plan he kept it well hidden. So well hidden in fact that he forgot about it. He did nothing about mass and illegal immigration for instance and he was very reluctant to do anything about the BBC. It seems that he just meekly accepted that his Conservative Party should put up with a taxpayer funded permanent vocal media organisation that spews its anti-British anti-white anti-Tory party propaganda into most of the house-holds across the nation.
        Let’s face he is not really conservative. He’s more of a Lib Dem who could see through the EU. At the start of his premiership he boasted how he had been out and about shaking hands with Covid sufferers. His virtue signaling soon gave him Covid. He also liked to talk well of the BBC and to reassure them that they were safe under him. Well look how they have repaid him! Yes, ‘partygate’ has been overblown but hey, he is supposed to be politically astute to defend himself and not get caught like a rabbit in the headlights.
        Compared to the last two Tory leaders Boris has been a welcome relief but it is time for him to be replaced by somebody conservative and competent. (That’s the tricky part!)


  10. tomo says:

    Having witnessed first hand the “homeless” in central London this resonates.


  11. tomo says:

    5G Altimiters


  12. StewGreen says:

    local news They put their “Boris must go” campaign item at #3
    Imminent sale of Hull City, and murder. victim’s mum came first.

    It’s #2 on the other station, behind Covid


  13. StewGreen says:

    Covid hospital admissions are still more than twice the trend before Christmas


  14. StewGreen says:

    More or Less
    “Are women really 32% more likely to die if they have a male surgeon ?”, what do you reckon

    ..They said the actual extra deaths was very small