556 Responses to Midweek 19 January 2022

  1. Guest Who says:

    And all the beauties passing on their instructions in lieu of reporting.


  2. Guest Who says:

    Truant and education failure wants to uproot the system.

    Citizen’s Assemblies are organised by same outfit with links to XR.

    Politicians worry about parties.


  3. Guest Who says:

    Springster does have a degree in languages and a year as a specialist in everything under her belt.

    The politico media establishment is a bad joke.


  4. AsISeeIt says:

    Boris… You are awful… but I like you

    Now we’ll see who are the real fans of lockdowns who would be happy to see restrictions go on forever.

    Boris wants civil servants to set example in return to the workplace. So with predictability… Unions at war with PM over back to office‘ (Express)

    Schools defy Boris Johnson as they insist face masks must stay in class. Over 100 headteachers have already written to parents to say children will continue wearing masks in lessons despite eased restrictions‘ (Telegraph)

    Ministers in row with NHS on surgery backlog… A “very tense” behind the scenes row over how quickly hospitals in England can be expected to reduce the massive backlog of surgery has broken out…‘ (Guardian)

    While the freebie Metro acknowledges those of us not in the public sector are going back to work as normal – that’s if we weren’t already: ‘We’re in business‘ – is the crucial difference, whereas the caring sharing frontline public sector taxpayer-funded services… not so keen to serve…

    But surely they have our best interests at heart?

    New prostate cancer warning for men. Hunt for 50,000 missing patients‘ (‘i’) – that’ll be 50,000 missing men. The sort of casualty figures we last saw on the first morning of the battle of the Somme.

    Think of the children…

    Covid in schools: Inquiry launched to find 100,000 pupils absent in England… Dame Rachel de Souza said between 80,000 and 100,000 children were not on any school rolls at all. “Literally, I am going to go out and find them,” she told BBC News... “When I asked the 10 local authorities to send me very simple data [such as] how many children have you got in your area, how many children are not on roll, how many children are waiting for school places, they could not all give me that answer,” she said. “I cannot believe that we can’t actually manage to find every child in this country.”‘ (BBC) – sadly, the emphasis seems to be shifting toward the State’s desire for more non-pandemic times centralised track and trace. They might want to start by monitoring our borders properly.

    The grumpy old Telegraph has some grist for their mill: ‘The departure of “Tannoy spam” from trains announced at last‘ – we’ll hail that a conservative victory, I guess?

    Late news coming in from Ukraine where we still await and expect about the most talked about, foreshadowed, prefigured, preempted and previewed surprise invasion of all time…

    Biden hardens warning to Russia after Kyiv says no attack is “minor”‘ (FT) – as is so often the case the FT muddles all sense of what’s going on in their barely English headlines. Suffice to say Ukraine good… Russia bad.

    Here’s another headscratcher from the FT: ‘Surburban sprawl curbs progress for UK cities‘ – I guess the reader is expected to have an advanced degree in the dialectics of town planning to understand the sense of that one?

    FT Datawatch has been asking some saucy questions of their survey subjects and getting rather prim replies: ‘No sex please, we’re British. Share of women who say they have not had sex in the past 12 months… When lockdowns were first imposed in early 2020 many speculated that that couples would cuddle up at home and generate a baby boom. But sexual activity has declined…

    I’m sorry but I’m picturing that very deadpan 1970s vox pop street interviewer chap from the Dick Emery Show in his specs and car coat accosting various of Emery’s comic drag characters on the suburban streets with his suggestive questions and eliciting conversation such as… “Excuse me madam?” “Miss… Ooow, you seem like a nice young man” as she grabs him by the lapels and pushes him into a privet hedge. Or alternatively there was that other much-loved character: “Ooh… You are awful… but I like you” – for me the best part of the sketch was at the end with that little trip over her heels as she waddled away. It’s probably all cancelled nowadays.


  5. StewGreen says:

    Tim Pool swatted twice
    Swatting or a SWAT attack is when someone makes a malicious false 999 call to get a SWAT team to invade the home of their political foe.

    Same as what happened to Alex Belfield.

    video :


    • Fedup2 says:

      Toady watch
      The BBC has decided to ‘go dark ‘ on nut nut for a bit -presumably until the Gray report . Instead they have sent meeshalll to somewhere pop north called Noo Castle .

      You can imagine the planning to go to noo castle – the risk assessment – do they speak English – do they have running water – is there a coffee shop ?

      More seriously it sounds funny that they treat a bit of Blighty to a ‘royal visit ‘ from a London beeboid ……

      Oh god – the sports section is doing something on a Jamaican skier trainer ? ( born in Northampton ) who is going China …

      …I can feel the BBC fixation coming on now – sports personality of the year – daytime tv property show – dancing on skis – it’s all there ….. ugh no TVL


  6. Guest Who says:

    Sky totes regains its credibility…

    Via the medium of quoting… Drakeford.


    • Demon says:

      How on Earth does Drakeford think he can get away with comments on anyone else doing this when he was caught dancing, maskless, at a wedding when he has imposed even more draconian laws on the Welsh people than Johnson has on the English.

      If Boris has to go then so does he and Starmer for that matter as he was caught partying when calling for harsher measures to be implemented.

      It seems as if it is one rule for the Conservatives and another for the Left wing parties. It was ever thus with the Left wing media.


    • tomo says:

      An ex sociology lecturer opines


  7. MarkyMark says:

    A Victorian government-funded youth body has created a TikTok video encouraging teenagers to go on “vax dates” to get the Covid-19 vaccine without their parents’ permission.

    The video by the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVIC) features two teenage girls who go on a post-lockdown date to see a movie – but when asked to show their vaccination certificate, one says “my parents haven’t let me get vaccinated yet”.

    “I mean, you’re over 14. You don’t actually need to get their permission,” the other girl says. “Wanna go do it now – go on a vax date?”

    “That sounds fun,” the girl replies.



    A number of states including Victoria and NSW have removed parental consent requirements for young people in a bid to increase vaccination rates among 12- to 15-year-olds.


  8. Fedup2 says:

    With a bit of pre flight down time I’m pondering the content of the Gray Report . How long will it be ? How will it be structured? What material will be released to support its ‘findings ? Will it be comprehensive enough ?

    I’ve said before that I think it will disappoint everyone – not enough to find nut nut lied to the Commons – but enough to find that regulations were broken .

    Those responsible will either resign and go public or go on the civil service / Tory naughty step before getting better jobs if they keep quiet .

    Those who organised these boozy works meetings ? Will have to go I guess – with the promise of a gong for all their hard work / drinking ….

    It would be good if a few more wet false members of the Conservative party found their true home along side Jess and angie and the various convicted criminals in the opposition .

    The BBC will just keep on and on with it – screw any forthcoming nuclear war or destroyed infrastructure – they’ll just keep going on and on long after the last variant has killed half the population …


    • MarkyMark says:

      The government failed to achieve the stated objectives it had set itself in Iraq. More than 200 British citizens died as a result of the conflict. Iraqi people suffered greatly. By July 2009, at least 150,000 Iraqis had died, probably many more. More than one million were displaced


      The report found Mr Blair overestimated his ability to influence US decisions on Iraq; and the UK’s relationship with the US does not require unconditional support


    • dafydd says:

      ..the biggest thing for me about all this Partygate sh-t is how trivial it all is, how childish the media are, particularly the BBC. The astonishing behavior of so called mature MP’s. Its like kids having an argument in the play ground,”if you dont do XY & Z i’m going to tell”.

      Who gives a rats arse about a fat bloke having a couple of scoops nearly 2 years ago. The only concern we should have is the conduct of Russia on the Ukraine border with all its potential catastrophic consequences, global warming and its catastrophic consequences, the world economies crashing and it catastrophic consequences.

      Only the bloody UK media and in particular its main broadcaster can go into melt down over a group of overpaid knobs having a f–king drink.

      We must be a laughing stock around the world


      • Fedup2 says:

        I was thinking about what is missing from the BBC campaign to stage a coup .

        One thing was overseas reaction – if any – to some drinking in the number 10 garden

        Then it is the absence of the normal hate filled remainers such as gieve soubry and heseltine and major – balls .

        Usually they turn up and have any easy time subverting the democratic will with the help of the BBC – but not this time …

        I wonder if cummings will put out something new for the weekend press at the same time the Gray report published -?


        • dafydd says:


          My brother works in Germany and he say’s his German works colleagues just dont get the hysteria, they are completely perplexed by it all.

          He say’s they are in envy of our covid status and freedoms and are impressed how the UK government have handled it.

          As for Cummings, the bloke is capable of anything and will not stop until he has Johnsons scalp, by hook or by crook, he looks like and is behaving like a psychopath


      • MarkyMark says:

        PM Question time – no mention of Navy clearing channel, no mention of 3 teachers hiding in Batley, no mention of China giving politicians £4K for no favours.


        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 12 March 2019 to 31 December 2019, value £32,625



  9. MarkyMark says:

    If there is evidence a minister has breached the Ministerial Code – such as potentially misleading parliament – it could be investigated by the prime minister’s standards adviser Lord Geidt. Mr Johnson would need to give permission before any new inquiry was launched and he ultimately decides if any minister – including himself – has broken the code.




  10. G says:

    Get to know our Prime Minister a little better?

    Boris Ex-Friend Says He Has No Morals & Exposes His ‘Biggest Weakness’


    • MarkyMark says:

      Like most MPs then! And those in politics.

      What is important is not the particular person who is elected President or the party he belongs to. I have often said we shall not correct the state of affairs by electing the right people; we’ve tried that. The right people before they’re elected become the wrong people after they’re elected. The important thing is to make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. If it is not politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either.



    • Fedup2 says:

      But that’s the point – we know that all nut nut cares about is nut nut and producing more nut nuts . He is amoral – does not do detail – has as many judgement wins as failures – but he has two big ‘pro s ‘ – the common touch – and luck …

      Whether he has run out of the two latter commodities – we will see in the next few days
      As Marky says above -there is never a shortage of politicians – or journalists – they are of the same overvalued amoral driven type – if this is a revelation for anyone – I feel sorry for them .
      Either type – politician or journo – would crush you without blinking if it improved their career – I’ve seen it .


      • MarkyMark says:

        From 2017 – not much has changed.

        Questions are now sexist … see how we can’t even talk about problems … “When it comes to sexism, some Sky news presenters need to look at themselves to. (I’m a victim) ” {youtube – @2:23 – Emily Thornberry}

        What really upsets (emotion) me, about your attitude to me (asking a question), you do this with me (victim). I don’t remember you doing it with anybody else you know (I’m a victim)” {youtube – @0:19 – Emily Thornberry}



    • Beltane says:

      A sort of tousled Polly Toynbee with much the same venomous and sincerely spiteful delivery, given in a spirit of informed superiority.


  11. harry142857 says:


    Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell singer dies at 74 😢

    Meat Loaf, the singer whose Bat Out Of Hell album is one of the best-selling of all time, has died at the age of 74.

    The news was confirmed on the star’s Facebook page by his family.

    “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” a message read.

    The Bat Out of Hell star sold 100 million albums worldwide and appeared in movies like Fight Club, the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World.


    • harry142857 says:

      Hopefully it wasn’t Bat Out Of Wuhan related.


      • Loobyloo says:

        The Daily Telegraph are working on that one – disgusting! So they can label him anti anti- vaxxer! Absolute scum journalism/editorial standards, makes you wonder who they’re working for 🧐


  12. dafydd says:

    A pretty good morning on the economy.

    Economy now performing better than pre pandemic and a brilliant announcement for Blythe in the North East with new multi billion car battery factory being built with 3000 new jobs for factory and 5000 supplier jobs.

    So what do the BBC correspondents bang on about and in the words of the Business Editor..How can the Government justify giving a grant of 100 million to the company to build the factory in the UK..!!!!


    No matter what this Government does for this country the cretins at the BBC will always go for the down side, regardless


    • G says:

      But no BBC/media emphasis on the commercial demise of China? World money markets will no longer lose money in China. The bubble has burst – big time. The World is yet to see/feel the impacts. Even the CCP has to wince when considering the massive bail out required.
      What goes up quickly, normally comes down equally as quickly.


    • StewGreen says:

      @dafydd The government is giving £100m of YOUR MONEY to green gangsters
      and you think that is good ! dazzled by the idea of “8,000 jobs”

      Probably won’t be that many jobs
      Imagine it’s just 1,000 jobs
      That’s £100,000 per job

      4,000 jobs would be £25K/job
      even 8,000 is £12.5K/job


      • dafydd says:


        You may or may not be right, only time will tell.

        The point i was trying to make is for once we have a good news story but as usual and habitually the BBC only reports on the down side


        • StewGreen says:

          Taxpayers giving away money is a BAD NEWS story.

          Johnson Matthey took government money for its Oxford plant

          Then11 November 2021 “abandons electric car battery plans”


          • StewGreen says:

            “received at least £14.4m in British government funding”



            • dafydd says:


              You dont work for the BBC do you..??


              • StewGreen says:

                FFS the BBC love giving taxpayer money to greendream projects,
                .. That is ungreen, cos sustainable projects don’t need grants/subsidies.


                • dafydd says:


                  You may be absolutely right and if you are then im happy as a dog with two dicks for you but all im saying is, why do the BBC continually always look for the negatives on a ”potential” (i use potential to keep you happy) good news story .


            • digg says:

              Much more of this “we are green” gravy train shite to come and we will all pay for it!


  13. andyjsnape says:

    Netflix faces rocky road after pandemic wins, reports the bBC

    “Overall, Netflix added 18.2 million members last year – roughly half the number who subscribed in 2020”

    …..and meanwhile the bbc loose how many? 🙂


  14. tarien says:

    Don’t want to hear anymore about the disgraceful individual Blair, or have notice that another disgraceful individual called M. Hesseltine states that with the Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of No 10, the UK could get back into the European Union-stupid idiot, does he not understand that a majority of the populace voted to leave the EU. Why do the so called Media/BBC continue to drag these low individuals into our lives it is incomprehensible that we should be interested. As someone born and brought up in WW2 learnt to love and be proud of my country, and after some military service loved it even more, married and with my wife we brought up three sons, two of whom served in the Military & theatres of war. These past twenty years I have lost that feeling of pride, feel the nation I once was proud of has been raped of all it once stood for. Our Queen now appearing still so strong and brave irrespective of what has gone on around her, must be so very sad at what she sees happening-the Devil is upon us but are we strong enough to resist?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Tarien – lord Blair had a chat with lady Brooke on WATO Thursday – after his usual megalomaniacal need for ‘plans ‘ she asked him about the BBC – apparently it’s ‘great’ sez the war criminal barrister cum politician ….

      I was always amazed that he took the UK into a war and left office before it ended… and people thought thar ‘Ok’…


    • digg says:

      Agreed tarian, my dad served on carriers throughout WW2, Russian convoys, pacific Japanese dive bombers etc, etc. whilst at the same time producing 3 sons and 2 daughters, yes we were all born around September approx 9 months after Christmas. My mother brought us up single hand-idly while he was away onboard but we were happy and loved the Country we were born into.

      He lost many friends but luckily made it to the end of the war.

      I now see people losing it because they are misgenderd etc.

      I can only think of those poor folks who were blown to smithereens in their homes by bombs or died on beaches.

      What a pile of shit people have become!


  15. Zephir says:

    ‘Croydon – this has to stop’: Community unites to rid itself of being ‘London’s knife crime capital’

    Last year was the worst on record for teenage murders in London. There were 30 in total, and five happened in Croydon – more than any other borough in the capital.

    Anthony tells me: “We’re here to send the youth a message – that we’re here for you. We need mothers to stop the narrative that there’s no men in our communities.

    “There are men in our communities and there are men that want to stop the knife crime. The parents in this community should stop and search their children before the Met do.

    “I’m working with the Met, look at my skin colour. I will stand with the Met until we’ve got this problem dealt with.”



  16. tarien says:

    Totalitarianism has now entered into our society.
    WE in Western societies naively imagine we would never descend into totalitarianism, because such systems are unmistakably evil and we are undeniably good. Not only would we immediately recognise it, but our moral goodness and inestimable courage would see to it that we stopped it before it took root. Our ability to oppose such a system does not depend on our ability to see the evil from our armchairs decades later. Rather, it depends on our ability to spot totalitarianism in its fledgling form in our day, and on summoning the courage and resolve to stand against it here and now.
    And so as millions pat themselves on the back for doing good during a public health crisis, in reality they have facilitated those intent on drawing a digital Iron Curtain across society to carry out their aims, thus edging us towards a totalitarianism system and society that most would recognise as evil if they read about it 50 years from now. Is it tooe Late?
    A note from J Edgar Hoover- “The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The … mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.” – I ask again is it too late to turn the tide which will destroy our world as we know it or knew it.


  17. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – what about all that unnecessary CO2, Mishal? No worries about that?

    BBC doing the pot stirring in a ‘Red Wall’ seat in the north-east of England and I guess not sending Mishal up there by bicycle. The BBC have ceased to be a neutral journalistic investigator and is now a campaigning organisation, trying to get the PM out of No.10.

    Obnoxious and vile are two words that come to mind.


  18. vlad says:

    After Biden’s befuddled message yesterday signalling to Putin that a minor incursion would be acceptable, clearly The Imbecile’s minders have rewritten his script with strict instructions to just read the damn text, dummy, and don’t deviate or improvise!

    Even the BBC has noticed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-60076837

    But they’re still a long way from some proper honesty about the Imbecile, unlike, say, Sky Aus.


  19. tomo says:

    a reminder….


    • tomo says:


      • MarkyMark says:

        Follow the science …. JCVI ‘largely opposed’ to Covid vaccination for children under 16
        This article is more than 5 months old
        Exclusive: Members of government’s expert committee disagree with politicians and Jonathan Van-Tam

        Coronavirus – latest updates
        See all our coronavirus coverage
        Young people lineup to get vaccinated in London on Friday.
        Young people lineup to get vaccinated in London on Friday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
        Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot
        Sat 7 Aug 2021


  20. MarkyMark says:

    Islam has always been at war with … ISLAM.

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

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


    2021 … Batley school protests: Teacher allowed back in Prophet Muhammad image row
    Published27 May 2021


  21. tomo says:

    “My Podcast”


  22. Fedup2 says:

    Neal oliver has retweeted a 2 minute segment of the biden press conference where the dementing old boy just rambles .

    How long will their press cover up for his mental failing ? Will it take a war ?

    The russians are meeting the yanks today – looking for a written guarantee that NATO wont be expanded. …

    Tanks roll in the morning ?


    • MarkyMark says:


      President Trump’s 100 Days President Biden’s 0 Day 

      Dear Winston Smith in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth,

      You covered President Trump’s 100 Days and then produced a Beyond 100 Days to hold power to account.

      Why have you not done the same for President Biden to hold power to account?

      ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’ 


      Thank you again for contacting us,

      BBC Complaints Team


  23. StewGreen says:

    TalkRadio making a big claim that Richard Coles @RevRichardColes the Former Communard, co-presenter of BBCr4 Saturday Live,

    No he mentioned a faggots recipe on Jan15th and the algorithm automatically cut the post,
    His account is still up and posting.


    • StewGreen says:

      big typo : TalkRadio making a big claim that Richard Coles @RevRichardColes the Former Communard, co-presenter of BBCr4 Saturday Live, has been banned from Facebook.

      No he mentioned a faggots recipe on Jan15th and the algorithm automatically cut the post,
      His account is still up and posting.


  24. StewGreen says:

    R4 consumer show talking about an Instagram scam
    At the end of the scam, before your “winnings” are transferred you are asked to make an Instagram “win video” celebrating your win ..and then asked to hand over your phone password to confirm your ID.
    At that point the scammer transfers your phone control to his number and hijacks your Instagram account
    and begins sending out your “win video” to all your friends

    Your friends see you won and so begin transferring money to the scammer
    All the same as you got sucked into the scam in the first place.

    You contact Instagram to complain, and never get through to a human ..just a bot which tells you they have reviewed your claim
    and found the scammer has done nothing wrong ..and you can block them if you want.

    The BBC reporter collected about 8 examples of people stuck in this situation for months
    Of course The Instagram PR dept did listen to her and immediately cancelled the hijacked accounts.


    • StewGreen says:

      The point is the establishment move into action if they think someone has tweety hurty words
      yet when a real scam with people being scammed out of thousands of pounds comes up, they don’t want to listen.


  25. pugnazious says:

    Ah….so the BBC is racist….

    ‘Two of South Africa’s most prominent coronavirus experts told the BBC that Western scepticism about their work could be construed as “racist,” or, at least, a refusal “to believe the science because it came from Africa”.’

    You have to laugh as the BBC asks….

    ‘Was South Africa ignored over mild Omicron evidence?’


    The BBC itself didn’t just ignore South African experiences but deliberately sought to dismiss,, undermine and negate them. The BBC continually tried to suggest that Omicron may or may not be ‘mild’ in South Africa but that can’t be assumed here…climate, demographics, vaccination rates[lol…less vaccinated in SA….soooo…!] mean Omicron could be deadly here.
    The BBC also immediately tried to claim that the Omicron variant arose because Britain hadn’t sent vaccines to SA….except of course there was no shortage in SA.

    The BBC were desperate to keep up the impression that Omicron was as dangerous as any other Covid variant…desperate to make people cancel Christmas and New year.

    Odd how the BBC suddenly stopped giving out death figures and only mentioned the rising cases…..odd how now that has changed and suddenly as the cases drop as Omicron has peaked, and deaths catch up, the BBC suddenly latches onto deaths telling us they are rising shaprly….er…except when you look at the figures that’s not true…they were in fact plateauing and then dropping after a short rise. Th BBC is also now very selective….cases are dropping, sharply, but the BBC doesn’t want to look at the overall figure, it now looks for areas where cases are still on the up and uses that to suggest we can’t drop our guard and that maybe the restrictions are still needed. Odd they didn’t do that when the cases were rising…they didn’t look for the many areas where there were few cases and suggest well…it’s all OK really, no need for lockdown!

    The BBC loves a good lockdown and a bit of repression to keep the Brexit voting oiks in their place….under the knee.

    Andrew Marr probably expressed what many in the BBC think…

    ‘And the final answer, frankly, is the vigorous use of state power to coerce and repress. It may be my Presbyterian background, but I firmly believe that repression can be a great, civilising instrument for good. Stamp hard on certain ‘natural’ beliefs for long enough and you can almost kill them off. ‘

    The BBC loves the ‘new normal’ and would be gutted to see the knee taken off.


  26. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Not bbbc.

    On GB News they are talking about pensions and cost of living.
    Liam Halligan started off by saying pensioners are finding it hard to manage on a basic state pension of £180 per week.

    I often hear this figure used yet three quarters of pensioners are on the lower second class pension of a maximum of about £137 per week.
    UK population over 65 is 12.7 million and over 70 (old pension) is 9 million.
    Each year the gap gets bigger because a percentage increase will be larger when the pension amount is more.

    You would think these presenters would be aware of this almost £50 per week difference yet they never seem to mention it.

    When they say pensioners are finding it difficult (on the £180pw pension) just imagine how those on the second class pension are managing.

    Stop press: An email has been read out on his show mentioning this and Halligan says “good point”
    Is that all he can say?


  27. Nibor says:

    How much have the BBC paid or given to Enders Analysis who they have on their programmes to tell us that overall the Licence Fee/tax is the best form of funding ?


    • StewGreen says:

      Farage gave the Ender’s director 8 minutes
      She did sound like a BBC proxy

      BTW Is it really true that bailiffs never come to your door even if the court is trying to get payment ?


      Today : Founder Claire Enders appeared on
      @bbcworldservice The Real Story to discuss the future of the BBC

      Yesterday : Founder Claire Enders appeared on @BBCRadio4
      The Briefing Room to discuss BBC funding

      Yesterday : Founder Claire Enders was mentioned in @guardian on the backlash to the government’s BBC licence fee proposals.

      Tuesday : ·ITV ScotlandTonight : What is the future of the BBC Licence Fee?
      @TheBluetrot & Claire Enders @EndersAnalysis).
      : ·Founder Claire Enders appeared on @itvnews, discussing the BBC licence fee freeze.
      : Jan 18 Founder Claire Enders appeared on @BBCNews
      discussing the BBC licence fee settlement.

      Jan 17 Claire Enders of @EndersAnalysis on @BBCNews with @BenBrownBBC
      Also on TimesRadio
      Also on R4Today
      Also on GBnews
      Also on Good Morning Scotland

      Jan 18 Ender Analysis boss @HindGill appeared on @BBCRadioWales discussing the BBC license fee settlement.

      Jan 7 Senior TV Analyst Julian Aquilina appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the BBC and the challenges it faces.


    • JohnC says:

      They should put it to a National vote. After all, it’s us being forced to pay for it.

      The reason they won’t is obvious. There would be no going back after that.


  28. StewGreen says:

    So what are you pushing at me today Twitter ?
    .. The Metro : “Unvaccinated singer dies days after deliberately contracting Covid”

    FFS what have you omitted ??
    #1 It was in the Czech Republic

    #2 It was just after Christmas
    “Jan Rek said he and his father, who are both fully vaccinated, contracted the virus over Christmas and Horka refused to isolate away from them.
    He claimed his mother wanted to catch Covid so there would be fewer restrictions on her movement.”

    The story is almost 100% the same as the BBC reported yesterday

    She was 57, and double chinned
    but had apparently recovered and was going out for walk
    before suddenly choking.
    Well surely it’s not Covid until an autopsy proves it .


    • MarkyMark says:

      On Sunday morning, the day she died, Ms Horka said she was feeling better and dressed to go for a walk. But then her back started hurting, so she went to lie down in her bedroom.

      “In about 10 minutes it was all over,” her son said. “She choked to death”.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Maybe one for the Darwin awards ..?


  29. Fedup2 says:

    BBC News reports Netflix shares have dropped 20% today .

    Go woke – go broke – I wish I’d shorted them when I cancelled my subscription last year ,….


    • JohnC says:

      Any TV program or film now : if it’s racist or sexist during the first 10 minutes, I turn it off.

      That’s almost all of the recent ones. And absolutely all the BBC output.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I don’t know what the output of Netflix is these days but I noticed the rapid increase in tick box wokery – with coloured folks taking on whitee roles in a frankly dumb way …..
        That was enough – the BBC is well screwed and looks like woke Netflix is going too …. I saw ‘momentum ‘ on DVD but thought it over rated – …


  30. JohnC says:

    I just had my second pfizer jab after the first in November.

    The NHS record says I had the booster in November and a dose of Moderna on Monday.

    If both of my records are wrong, I absolutely shudder to think of the scale of the incompetence in the NHS and what it might have cost during this pandemic.


  31. BRISSLES says:

    As ever late to the party (an affliction that’s evident throughout my life), I only succumbed to Netflix in December 2020 when my Sky box needed upgrading, and tbh for me its been well worth the money. Terrestrial channels have been dire, Sky Cinema repeats so often their catalogue, (despite there being millions of films I could suggest to them), that I can recite the script of A Few Good Men, Red October and Groundhog Day no problem.

    Its also been good for me to refresh my Spanish, which is now back to a good standard (circa 1990) via the numerous Spanish films and dramas on offer. Plus when being ‘laid up’ and living on my own, its been a godsend.

    Yes, Fed I do agree that there has been an increase of wokery, and due in part to many productions being made under the Shonda Rhimes umbrella -she’s currently on the front of Time Magazine. Although there are still a huge number of dramas – mainly foreign that have not gone down the diversity route.


  32. StewGreen says:

    Derbyshire murder of 86 yo when couple attacked
    “Man charged with murdering 86-year-old Freda Walker in Langwith Junction
    Vasile Culea, 33 … a Romanian name.


  33. StewGreen says:

    7pm Channel5 : Secrets of the Imperial War Museum
    “The first Black pilot to fly for Britain during WWI was Jamaican. After decades, his ID bracelet is up for sale” so the museum buys it


  34. digg says:

    The BBC, Guardian and The Independent are all together trying to prop up the falling apart left-wing Marxist Government in the US under dope Biden whilst desperately trying to topple the Democratic Conservative Government under Boris in the UK.

    Speaks volumes, its almost as if they have someone big and Global whispering in their ear, they do seem to have a “Common Purpose” (look it up)!

    The BBC in particular must go for the future good and freedom of the British people!


  35. JimS says:

    The wave of wokery continues to sweep through our engineering institutions.

    Remember when an organisation’s culture was determined by its chief executive? Not any more! The snowflakes have feelings too!

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    Sign-up today for our Generations Millennials e-class, to improve your understanding of the different generations that make up your organisation.

    This e-class is a practical session, that focuses on the traits, characteristics, and differences between each of the different generations from the ‘Baby Boomers’ to ‘Gen-Y’. Explore the different preferences and behaviours through case studies and learn how to adapt your style to avoid a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

    The Chinese must be laughing themselves silly.

    This how it is done!


  36. StewGreen says:

    “Huddersfield man”

    A taxi driver from Huddersfield who offered a woman a lift before raping her has been jailed for ten years.
    Imran Rashid Ahmed attacked his victim after picking her up on Reservoir Side Road in the Blackmoorfoot area last July.
    He then dropped her off in the town centre.

    Meanwhile a white paedo in Barnsley got 17 years
    A paedophile from Barnsley who repeatedly sexually abused a 13-year-old boy has been jailed


  37. Guest Who says:

    A BBC die nasty entitled twat has floated a notion in the Graun.


    On social media… #CCBGB


  38. Guest Who says:

    You are in a ballon losing altitude.

    Passengers include Ghengis Khan, Dr. Shipman, Jeremy Corbyn and a journalist…


    • Guest Who says:


      • StewGreen says:

        Was Caitlin was seen in Waitrose bulk buying cat food ?
        ie are a lot on Cadwalladr’s side like that ?


    • JimS says:

      Yes just leave it to Gina Miller and Hope Not Hate crowd-funded lawyers, you know it makes sense.


  39. Guest Who says:

    Bunter RT’d this.


    • Nibor says:

      Senior civil servants lie mainly by obfuscation.

      They’re worse than politicians


    • StewGreen says:

      Civil Servants lie
      FFS Yes Minister portrayed them being devious gits all the time
      and it was written well before Boris.


  40. Guest Who says:

    Dey doan hit bbc, ‘cos bbc is exempt.


  41. Guest Who says:

    Of all the people to clone, the Met Commissioner is an interesting choice.


    • digg says:

      How do the fools not see what they are doing?


    • Fedup2 says:

      She looks like an S &M type – not that I have experience in such matters – ouch


    • Eddy Booth says:

      “The problem with Aussies is not that so many are descended from convicts – it’s that so many are descended from prison officers”
      Clive James


  42. Guest Who says:



    • tomo says:

      I was on a westbound train out of London a while back and there was a very heavily accented Indian chap telling us all what was going on – he really sounded like Spike Milligan – simply everybody was grinning.

      oh-yessah! hurdyburble


    • digg says:

      You are on a train you idiots, just ignore them like well balanced normal human beings instead of getting all frigging edgy about it. What a total load of bollox.


  43. StewGreen says:

    Meanwhile there is trial in Keighley of an alleged 4 person “far right terrorist cell”
    The charge is they spent the first 4 months of 2021 discussing stuff on Telegram
    and one printed a gun on a 3D printer”
    Trial has only just begun, I don’t see any mention of targets.

    Dunno if they are just nutters
    or whether it’s a Riotous Assembly thing, where undercover police were the real instigators.


  44. taffman says:

    “Migrants win High Court unlawful age assessment challenge”
    How many of these ‘Kids’ will populate our schools ? When is our ‘so called’ government going to act ? Who is going to pay ?
    This is an invasion of Great Britain should be declared a ‘State of Emergency’ by our Prime Minister !


  45. tomo says:

    Biden’s inaugural committee will mark the first anniversary in office by blanketing airwaves with a Tom Hanks-narrated video promoting a recovering, resilient America.

    Here in the UK I suspect that and PR agencies are lining up ‘slebs (ker-ching) to tell us all how wunnerful the anychess has been and all … My youtube home page has an undeletable section of grotesque mush about how wunnerful things are…..



  46. taffman says:

    “Covid: UK government ‘abandoned science’, says Mark Drakeford”
    What science is he following?
    Time the Welsh Asshambles was abolished .


    • tomo says:

      I suppose Drakeford is now too old to return to giving Meat I, Plumbers II and Hairdressers III weekly sociology periods doses at the local FE college you-nee-versitee?

      It’s a shame that he won’t be challenged at the next election by of bowl of frozen mince.


    • digg says:

      Mark Drakeford’s only claim to fame is attached to his COVID hysterics. He is nothing more than a jumped up local authority prat with a guaranteed pay check unlike his constituents. Therefore he will want the covid pantomime to run and run as otherwise people will see how really feeble he is. He has not once put forward anything positive on promoting the Welsh economy and people, just bleat, bleat, bleat about the frigging virus. This also goes for the horrid queen of Scotland Sturgeon. I believe they are running out of road but still trying to lunch off covid.

      We are better than this crap.

      The sooner both are history the better for Wales, Scotland and the UK.


  47. taffman says:

    What did we expect Bo Jo to get sorted ?

    What did we get – Peppa Pig, Kermit the Frog and Build Back Better .


  48. Up2snuff says:

    Any Questions (BBC R4 20.03hrs) will be a tough listen tonight so I will not bother. Chris Mason is terrifying Westminster or something in a bid to win Part-time’s job.so Anita Anand is in the Chair. You can guess what the questions will be about:
    War with Russia
    War in the Conservative Party
    War in Westminster
    War over masks
    War over the Telly Tax a.k.a BBC Licence Fee.


  49. JimS says:

    I think Google must have taken out the same subscription to Getty Images that the BBC uses.

    I have been doing some research related to women serving in the forces during WW2 and police officers during WW1 and it truly is amazing how many images Google turns up with ‘poc’.

    Pity that very few have any connection to the subjects searched for, but then Google knows what I need to know I expect.


  50. StewGreen says:

    10:03pm GBnews “Jeremy Vine we feel your pain”

    sarcastic of course