Start the Week 24 January 2022

Get ready – this may be the week when the BBC explodes over number 10 parties / gatherings as The Gray Report ( redacted )is published . it will be on the screens and radio and social media . Everywhere . Don’t worry about Ukraine- that’s nothing – or gas prices – it’s the Number 10 garden that matters …

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440 Responses to Start the Week 24 January 2022

  1. richard D says:

    Reflecting on the current accusations that the government let people get away with huge amounts of fraud as we sank into the COVID pandemic….weren’t the same people who are now complaining, battering the government for not allocating contracts fast enough, because Ministers wanted to properly vet any companies getting these very valuable contracts ?

    I certainly recall the demands at the time, widely promoted by the BBC as well, that the Government just get a ‘move on’, because ‘COVID’, and to hang with any subsequent problems.

    ‘Problems like fraud’, I remember saying when these tantrums were being thrown. But these little obstacles seem to have gone straight down a memory hole as far as the BBC is concerned.


    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘Problems like fraud’ – MPs’ EXPENSES: Blair’s £43,000 expenses were shredded ‘by incompetence’
      UPDATED: 01:40, 14 May 2009


  2. Zephir says:

    Fox News footage shows mass release of single adult migrants into US
    More than 178,840 migrants were encountered in December


  3. richard D says:

    Right – time to get togged up, (well, better than I’m wearing now, anyway) and hit the trail towards ‘an homage to Mr Burns and his works’ as it has been described to me.

    “Fair fa’ your honest sonsie face…….”, as far as I can recall, but I am sure if that needs amended, so it will be, by someone !

    Happy Burns’ Night to all – wherever.


    • Zephir says:

      How many will end up in the NHS Burns unit tonight ?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, is loved the world over as the bard of freedom, liberty and the common good of humankind. So it comes as a great shock to many that he once accepted a job to help manage a slave plantation in the West Indies. What is the real story here? How could our Burns, the people’s poet, look to become an instrument in what many now call ‘The Black Holocaust’?


    • StewGreen says:

      9pm BBC4 And how do you expect the BBC to mark Burns night ?

      … Yes, that’s right with a REPEAT

      .. Yes with Maya Angelou from 1996



  4. Zephir says:

    ‘Professionalism is racist’ event to be held in US university
    The event’s organizers argue that dressing professionally upholds “white supremacy”


    • MarkyMark says:

      15 September
      World Afro Day is on 15 September every year.

      ** not all people can attend


  5. Zephir says:

    Christian electrician, 66, who quit NHS job after being forced to take equality and diversity training for sharing his ‘traditional views’ on gay marriage and Muslims is granted right to sue former employers for religious discrimination

    He tried to sue the NHS for discrimination claiming his views are religious belief
    The NHS disagreed, saying his views ‘are not worthy…in a democratic society’


    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘are not worthy…in a democratic society’

      “ Channel 4 poll from last year (2015), found that only 1% of UK Muslims think that publications should have the right to publish the cartoons of Mohammed.” {by Douglas Murray}


  6. Zephir says:

    Mr Walker also claims ‘the attention and priority given in many sections of modern society to inclusivity and positive action in favour of non-Christian faiths, minority sexual orientations, and transgenderism, is excessive and unhealthy’.

    ‘Christian beliefs, and especially any expressing of them, are being suppressed in the NHS.

    ‘The argument that my beliefs, which I believe are shared by many, are not worthy of protection under the law must end.


  7. Zephir says:

    Lame excuses from Man United stars Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard – known for their stance against racism – after they were pictured partying with disgraced ‘anti-Semitic’ rapper Wiley in Dubai

    Wiley was banned from Twitter in July 2020 after being widely condemned for a series of posts, including one which called Jewish people ‘cowards and snakes’.

    He caused further controversy when he claimed his Jewish associates in the music and entertainment industry ‘still see us as slaves’ in an interview with The Voice newspaper


    • MarkyMark says:

      Marcus Rashford – ended poverty for everyone! FACT!


    • MarkyMark says:

      Construction Workers in Dubai – Modern Slavery in the UAE

      Before we begin: modern slavery in Dubai is something that I’ve written about before. In my previous article, I gave an overview of the conditions that migrant workers in Dubai have to deal with and why this amounts to modern day slavery before questioning why tourists continue to flock to Dubai despite its shocking human rights violations. If you’re new to the topic of slavery in Dubai then I suggest you check out that article first, before coming back to this one.

      The process of recruiting foreigners as slaves in Dubai is really very similar to that of modern day slavery and human trafficking all around the world.

      What is shocking about slavery in Dubai is that the recruiting of slaves is done right out in the open, with the slave owners hiding in plain sight.

      First, you create a dream to be sold.

      With a city like Dubai, that isn’t hard to do. You simply show glittering panoramic shots of the skyline, dangling the luxury of Dubai on a thread and emphasising the huge salaries and excellent quality of life that is yours to enjoy in this adult playground.

      Dubai has marketed itself for years as a cosmopolitan paradise where dreams are made, and so it isn’t difficult to convince a poverty-stricken man from rural Bangladesh who is struggling to feed his family that life in Dubai must be better.

      Next, you have to sell that dream.


      • StewGreen says:

        slavery ?
        Doesn’t look much different from immigrant workers dorms in SE Asia.

        Surely submarine dorms are similar.
        Nor much different to where we slept whilst working in Hong Kong in 1994.


        • StewGreen says:

          Same as lads in Auf Wiedersen Pet


        • JohnC says:

          Thai builders erect a basic shelter on-site made from corrugated iron and they all happily live in there until they have finished. They are far worse than that room and they always seem perfectly content to me. It’s what they are used to and being cold is not an issue.

          The problem in places like Dubai is that they treat people they consider to be inferior like animals. I regularly go through the airport there and I can say without any doubt that the men parading around there in their brilliant-white dishdashas are the most ignorant and arrogant people I have ever encountered.

          Of course the Left have nothing to say on the subject because Muslims can only be ‘victims’ to use against white people. Which makes me despise them even more for their rank hypocrisy.


  8. StewGreen says:

    Local ITV news
    “The Sheffield physio who is in the *Jamaican* bobsleigh team at the China Winter Olympics”


    • StewGreen says:

      Kevin Ashford reports on Net Zero
      insulation work on 100 year old houses
      African woman with a heavy accent

      Mike Adams , Nottingham council

      claim buildings are responsible for 25% of UK CO2

      PRasNews for Antonia from The Green Building Council @UKGBC and their new Assessment Framework
      cost £500billion

      ITV main news “coming up the Jamaican bobsleigh team training in Bath”

      – Next PRasNews for the RSPBs GBBC GB bird count

      – Now the Sheffield bobsleigh guy with the Jamaican dad.


  9. Sluff says:

    Shock horror.
    A cricket head honcho is featured on the BBC because in a HoC committee he dared to suggest Afto Caribbeans tended to play football, not cricket.

    Immediately the BBC go to their new rentaquote man. The ex Yorkshireman and new race card expert, Azeem Rafiq.

    The Black Broadcasting Corporation mindset. In the flesh.


    • MarkyMark says:

      According to racial equality activist Richard Lapchick, the NBA in 2020 was composed of 74.2 percent black players, 16.9 percent white players, 2.2 percent Latino players of any race, and 0.4 percent Asian players. There were 6.3 percent of the players classified as “other” races.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Azeem Rafiq apologises for antisemitic messages sent to another player in 2011
      This article is more than 2 months old
      Historical messages were reported by the Times
      Rafiq tweets apology: ‘I have absolutely no excuses’

      Historical messages with Javid were revealed when the then 19-year-old Rafiq accused a third player of being reluctant to spend money at a team dinner because “he is a Jew”.


  10. Zephir says:

    “It’s time to impeach DHS Chief Mayorkas
    The secretary’s brazen dereliction of duty is directly harming the American people

    hose sworn to uphold the United States Constitution are given a sacred trust by the American people. When people violate that oath, they attack the principle of government by consent of the governed. In the case of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and the ongoing border crisis, violations of that oath can endanger American lives. As representatives whose state has come under siege by these policies, we are calling on Congress to begin impeachment procedures.

    The case against Mayorkas is as lengthy as it is clear. In simplest terms, he has failed to faithfully execute America’s laws, and harmed Americans as a result, all to achieve a political outcome not supported by the law: establishing a wide-open border to issue legal status to as many illegal migrants as possible.

    During this time, Secretary Mayorkas terminated construction of the border wall, despite Congressional appropriation. Worse still, the already purchased construction materials are rusting while paid-for contracts go unfulfilled.


  11. Guest Who says:

    Is there ‘unique betting’ with other people’s money, like ‘unique funding’?


  12. Zephir says:

    Silence from the racist bbc and the me too mob now we know he was BLACK

    ‘The police did nothing to help her’: Son’s fury at the Met after mother-of-two was stabbed to death by violent ex-husband – despite anti-stalking order – before he was killed by have-a-go-driver

    The ‘monster’ knifeman who stabbed a 43-year-old woman to death in Maida Vale was her ex-husband
    Yasmine Wafah Chkaifi’s family claimed that Leon Mccaskie, 41, abused the mother-of-two during marriage


  13. Guest Who says:

    Sorely missed.


  14. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news “The majority of messages to us DO support Boris”

    – “Campaigners who oppose the local oil drilling plan, say they continue to oppose it, here’s a clip”
    .. Surely that not news ?


  15. Guest Who says:



  16. tomo says:

    Beijing Biden


  17. Guest Who says:

    Operative word… ‘story’.


  18. tomo says:


  19. Guest Who says:

    Someone activated the Goodhall.


  20. Guest Who says:

    BS gunning for an award.


  21. Guest Who says:

    Sopes’ old gig so on the key issues.


  22. Northern Voter says:

    Not the blatantly biased Bullsh1tt1ng Broadcasting Corporation, but Channel 4, Countdown. Contestant easily recognisable as a Southern Asian sort of chap was asked by Anne Robinson what did he want to do after medical school, he answered Surgery or neuro something or other. Ms Robinson then asked whether that was because he liked cutting people. Couldn’t make it up.


  23. Fedup2 says:

    Telegraph reports that the All Creatures Great and Small reboots is getting over 10 million viewers ( downtown got 13 million ) – bet the comrades in the BBC had commissioned it –
    Go woke – go broke …


  24. Thoughtful says:

    Well if it were possible for the totally useless Rees Mogg to fall any lower in my estimation he managed it today.
    While government ministers were unwilling to utter a word in defence of the rotten PMs partying Foggy leapt to his defence, whilst all the time knowing that the inevitable is on its way on swift wings.

    To me it proves Foggy is a man who cannot be trusted to put either his country or his party first. As an alumi of the rotten school at Windsor he chose to sacrifice both for the old school tie, whilst all the time knowing what he was doing was wrong, but doing it non the less.

    How can this man ever be trusted again, he may have some misplaced loyalty but to put that before everything when even colleagues can see the ship is sinking is disreputable.


  25. tomo says:

    yeah… a real must have….


  26. digg says:

    Re the partygate crap oozing out. It is becoming clear to me that the left wing press and the BBC are actually busily trying to reverse Brexit, they are rolling on talking head after talking head claiming that Brexit was down to a few nasty Conservatives. They are reluctant to mention the referendum result. Just trying hard to build equivalence with the party crimes committed by Boris and the decision to leave the EU.

    Their devious machinations stink to high heaven.


  27. StewGreen says:

    9pm BBC2 ‘The Decade the Rich Won‘ begins tonight
    The latest co-production between The OU and the BBC

    The show looks at the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, as desperate attempts were made to save the UK economy, with first-hand accounts from key figures.

    If Labour were to make a film about 2008 wouldn’t they use a similar title

    Yes sure it’s easy to name people like Jeff Bezos that have done well
    but I bet quite a few rich people went bankrupt or got sacked etc.

    The BBC page uses 2 graphics

    I first tried to use the pig graphic direct from the BBC website, but that one wouldn’t embed, so I used the same image from Twitter


    • MarkyMark says:

      Give all cleaners £1 million?



    • Northern Voter says:

      Yes but they neglect to mention that the party in power for 11 years leading upto 2008 was left leaning. Tony Blair wasn’t that rich in 1997, what’s he worth now?


  28. Zephir says:

    More enrichment on its way:

    Refugee, 24, who worked alongside US troops in Afghanistan is convicted of sexually assaulting girl, 3, while they were both housed at Quantico after being evacuated to America when the Taliban took over


    • MarkyMark says:

      A report into child sexual exploitation will be published early next Spring.

      The Independent Inquiry into Telford Child Sexual Exploitation was set up after the Sunday Mirror claimed up to 1,000 girls had been abused by gangs in Telford since the 1980s.

      Chairman Thomas Crowther QC said sections of the report will be shared with those criticised before Christmas.

      The report will “provide a picture of how instances of CSE have changed over the years”, he said.

      The Local Democracy Reporting Service said the former judge told an update meeting 164 witnesses had so far given evidence, but 12 former council employees and 17 ex-police officers or staff had “chosen not to assist us”.


      • Thoughtful says:

        Those found guilty could all legally have been deported, the far left cowardly useless incompetent Tories chose not to. Even the few who were judged should be deported have not been.

        It’s difficult to understand how a party could be so useless and ineffective.


        • MarkyMark says:

          The report said several staff members were afraid they would be labelled racist if they identified the race of the perpetrators, while others said they were instructed by their managers not to do so.

          Some were doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, while others were threatened with guns, made to watch “brutally violent rapes” and warned they would be next if they told anyone.


    • StewGreen says:

      AP “Tariq was arrested in September at Camp Upshur in Quantico after Marines observed him fondling the girl, who was not related to him, above her clothes on her private parts.

      According to court papers, Tariq tried to explain through interpreters that his conduct was acceptable in his culture.
      Efforts to have his statements suppressed were rejected by the judge.


  29. Zephir says:

    And yet more:

    Disgraced couriers firm director, 44, who tried to force his way into a woman’s house telling her ‘I’m here to have sex with you’, is jailed for seven years for a string of sexual offences

    Arfan Ali Khan, 44, from Bolton, has been locked up for string of sexual offences


    • StewGreen says:

      Summer 2020. a bizarre series of events
      The MO he turns up at a random place and asks women for sex
      .. I have seen this type of behaviour in the Middle East, I thought it’s some weird cultural thing as it’s just not understandable.

      Was an actual businessman, or just some thicko that a relative had put on the books for tax purposes etc.
      If the guy is a weirdo, what’s 3 years in jail at taxpayer expense going to achieve ?


  30. Zephir says:

    And more:

    Asylum seeker is spared jail over sex attack on vulnerable woman: Father-of-three ‘journalist’, 34, who claims he fled Azerbaijan after criticising rulers led victim to churchyard to assault her


  31. StewGreen says:

    7:30pm ITV Sean Fletcher walks Offas Dyke
    = Sean Fletcher turns up at place X does an item with a local celeb
    then turns up at place Y & does an item with another local celeb
    then turns up at place Z & does an item with another local celeb


  32. Bulldog says:

    So Ms Gray’s “Partygate” report is being referred to the Met for their input. The talk was always that her report would be “factual” and not judgemental, i.e. she would not analyse each party and offer her opinion as to whether or not the rules were broken. Hardly surprising the Met is now deferred to in order to take these decisions as the final arbiter. Goodness knows how long this will take and how much it will cost. With all the serious crime being committed in London, stabbings, drugs, fraud etc the highly paid detectives working on investigating cheese and wine parties must be wondering what the hell is going on. Comment was made on GB News that the Met has to start from the beginning and re-interview all participants under caution.

    Odd that the Met had consistently said they do not retrospectively investigate potential breaches but have backtracked and are now willing to make an exception for No. 10. They say it is because of the seriousness of the matter: so it’s nothing to do with the media and the Labour Party complaining their previous approach was unacceptable?

    Also strange that the police who constantly patrol outside No 10 never became aware of any “parties” but if they were, a quiet word or even a £100 fine would have had the desired effect.

    Interesting fact that came out of tonight’s Farage piece on GB News: looks as if any breaches of covid restrictions have to be laid before Magistrates within 6 months of the event otherwise they become time barred. That would wipe out any potential breaches that could have resulted in fines as the most recent event was April 2021. However, the Met may decide to say if any breaches had occurred even if fines can no longer be issued.

    If Bojo somehow survives at least it will serve as a kick up the backside and there is some hope, maybe forlorn, that he will gradually row back on the green agenda with some decisive action on immigration and lower taxation. With an improving economy and if he starts acting more like a true blue Tory he could recover lost ground to some extent and resign at the end of 2023 to give his successor a year to settle in thus avoiding a build up of media and Labour Party hysteria against him about partygate, Paterson, No 10 refurb etc. as the election date approached.

    Johnson might yet have his cake and be around a bit longer to eat it!