Midweek 26 January 2022

Is it to be a Gray day – ?as sane people suffer from Party fatigue the BBCSocialistEU brigade will go into overdrive … whether the PM goes or stays … (Happy Australia Day )

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  1. Zephir says:

    Another poor, put upon minority, victims of racism etc etc etc

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘These people have no morals. They do what they want’: Terrified farmers reveal Mafia-like traveller gangs hold them hostage, kill their dogs and batter their families so they hijack their land and make thousands out of illegal hare-coursing



    • MarkyMark says:

      Opinion: Ireland’s Travellers’ culture is part of the country’s intangible cultural heritage, but is ignored, rejected and marginalised

      Earlier this month, Seanad Eireann passed the draft legislation which would amend the Education Act 1988 to include Traveller culture and history as an obligatory part of the curriculum at primary and secondary school. According to Senator Collette Kelleher, this is the first significant legislative inclusion following the recognition of Travellers’ ethnic minority status in 2017.



      • Zephir says:

        I was under the impression they chucked a load of them out which is why we are plagued by them


  2. tomo says:

    fart jokes… I did wonder if there was a Trudeau angle?


  3. Zephir says:

    Meanwhil at the far left racist bbc:

    Jewish community blast BBC for ‘whitewash non-apology’ after anti-Semitic bus attack report – as Ofcom launches probe into coverage

    Jewish groups react furiously to BBC’s apology after Executive Complaints Unit partially upheld complaints
    Complaints related to accuracy and impartiality of coverage of abuse suffered by young Jewish people on bus
    Incident in November saw about 40 Jewish people in London’s Oxford Street subjected to anti-Semitic attack
    BBC suggested there had been an anti-Muslim ‘slur’ from inside the bus amid claims ‘dirty Muslims’ was heard
    Board of Deputies said it was Hebrew phrase ‘ti-krá le-míshu ze dakhúf’ meaning ‘Call someone – it’s urgent’



  4. Zephir says:

    The incident on November 29 last year saw about 40 young Jewish people on the bus subjected to an anti-Semitic attack – which saw a group of men make obscene gestures, swear and throw a shopping basket at them.

    But the ECU did not agree that the BBC’s coverage relating to the incident on Oxford Street amounted to victim-blaming and it defended the use of ‘alleged’ to describe the abuse


  5. Zephir says:

    Black mental health nurse, 62, is struck off after he tells a misconduct hearing the profession’s regulating body is racist and run like a ‘sugarcane plantation’

    In April 2016, a panel found he ‘inappropriately’ let a student nurse do observations on a patient.

    The following month, he gave another patient an injection into his thigh rather than his bottom and incorrectly recorded the details, the hearing was told.

    A previous hearing – held in 2017 – then concluded that his fitness to practice was impaired due to misconduct.



  6. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    In the DM they have this warning to snowflakes about the Harry Potter book.


    When you see news items about some terrorist who has had his home searched and they find stuff like bomb making books I wonder if they will list that a copy of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone’ was found and use it as evidence to convict him.


  7. BRISSLES says:

    Zeph…… Doesnt’ surprise me. During my few years spent in Mental Health, the number of incompetent (and cocaine high) elderly care Consultants from the WI who arrived as locums would not be believed by the media. The work of two of them was double checked by senior nurses who doubted their proficiency, and who were rightly aggrieved because these locums were on a ridiculous salary and their work had to be overseen !!!!


    • Zephir says:

      Oh yes, I recall some parties in the old Fairfield nurses accomodation at Arlesey, reminded me of backstage at a Hawkwind concert

      Similar in the construction industry where random drug tests are mandatory now and shocking to see the results of many tests of those operating heavy machinery next to live driving lanes on a motorway..


  8. vlad says:

    Silly old Beeb.

    In their story about the driver who rammed a man who was stabbing a woman to death, they provide the victim’s photo and the have-a-go hero’s, but accidentally forget to provide one of the knifeman.
    I can’t think why.






  9. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, here they are ‘evolving the denial’.



  10. G.W.F. says:

    I was not aware that bacon causes physical harm to moslems. Looks like al bin GB News is overdoing support of moslem complaints



    • Fedup2 says:

      I’ve noticed a BBC style streak in the output of GBNews . I reckon they’ve hired an ex BBC type ( or spy ) who can’t stop themselves …
      …………..but on the upside there are more Socialist MPs turning up and leaving without getting the kicking they deserve…


    • MarkyMark says:

      It is HARAM to eat food prepared near Bacon – https://halalfoodauthority.com/

      Non-Meat foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical products
      The matter of halal suitability is not only limited to meat and poultry but it also extends to other consumables such a beverages, confectionary, dairy and other perishable processed foods. To comply with halal requirements, processed food and drinks must be free from any non-halal materials such as pork, ethanol and non-halal meat & their derivatives. They must be processed in a halal compliant environment with no risk of cross contamination from non-halal.


  11. StewGreen says:

    BBC to stop taking licence fees from Lockdown skeptics ?
    If you PAY, you must have a SAY


  12. richard D says:

    I’m getting a bit fed up with the approach of the BBC and other media outlets which headline their ‘news’ with the claim that ‘ PM… or Government MInister…. or Senior Tory….etc….. deny that they have done this, that or the other’.

    This is usually brought about by these media reps making up, or repeating, some ridiculous claim by an opponent/known critic, with which the Beeboids/MSM reporters immediately rush off to demand a response from whoever they can get their mitts on…

    ….without, in the first place, assessing whether the claimant they talked to initially, is a reliable source for such information, nor, in the second place, even attempting to verify in the slightest what they are claiming… then pretending (and Angela Rayner is a prime beneficiary of the BBC in this respect) that the repetition of such claims is, essentially, de facto proof of the suspicions.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Richard D – we could play the game-

      ‘Some say ‘
      ‘It is claimed
      ‘X has denied y’
      ‘It’s alleged ‘
      ‘Failed to deny ‘
      ‘It has been said ‘
      ‘What do you say to those who say ‘( a Robinson favourite )
      ‘ the BBC has learned “

      BTW – regarding the assault on two Orthodox Jews yesterday – ‘an 18 year old has been arrested ‘…
      ………I’m think ‘mental issues ‘ ‘ sectioned ‘ details of Mohammed Mohammed not released – clearly an attack by neo nazis …


      • richard D says:

        True, Fedup2, very true. Can’t object to any of the claims in your post…… or am I falling into the same modus operandi I described. 🙂

        It’s just so bluddy insidious.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Richard – I think the sort of people who regularly listen to the stuff either unconsciously recognise the technique or are like us .


  13. Zephir says:

    Time for a public inquiry into bbc racism against jewish people ?

    (and white British)


  14. Guest Who says:

    One for BBC N. America…


    … to ignore.

    And most of The BBC in general here, as they have the exact same MO.


  15. MarkyMark says:

    A Republican in Virginia has had enough of Democrats and the despicable insults they throw around when someone disagrees with them.

    His name is Nick Freitas.


  16. Sluff says:

    Last night we watched Call the Midwife, which featured a story about a Jew.
    Today is Holocaust Memorial Day and the BBC have featured it strongly, showing portraits of some victims still alive.
    They’re now featuring an attack on two Jewish people by a black guy in Haringay. There is even some video footage.

    Doesn’t all this sudden actions strike you as odd

    It’s not as if the BBC had been banged to rights for their previous anti-semitism such as their appalling biased reporting of the attack by Muslims on the Jewish bus in London a few weeks ago and suddenly felt the need to do something about it.

    Oh, wait a minute.


    • MarkyMark says:

      A BBC radio DJ has been fined £1,000 for breaking covid rules by ‘lending’ her speakers for a warehouse rave days after a four-week lockdown was announced. Maressa Innerarity, 33, allowed friends to borrow her equipment for a party at a Poyser Street warehouse in east London early in the morning of 8 November 2020. A resident at a nearby tower block reported noise to the police around midnight and officers broke up the party. Innerarity, a former teacher was…


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC to investigate BBC parties?


  17. Zephir says:

    Money no problem for this one

    Nicola Sturgeon orders 11 civil servants to work on IndyRef2 prospectus at cost of £700k
    SCOTTISH taxpayers are contributing £700,000 to a “detailed prospectus” for independence commissioned by Nicola Sturgeon, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed.



    • Fedup2 says:

      Can’t wait to see the prospectus based on – no oil – a separate currency – called ‘the Wallace ‘ – and the cost of the wall separating this EU zone country from free Engerland …
      No nuclear ( no Americans )
      Separate army – no NATO
      No Barnett formula

      Good luck with that …


    • MarkyMark says:

      William Wallace: They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!
      ** EU exempt.


  18. Zephir says:

    Barry Cryer’s brutal take on Mrs Brown’s Boys: ‘No laughing matter!’

    He said the writers were wrongly focused on making jokes, and told the Radio Times: “It’s a serious business writing comedy. You don’t necessarily need funny lines all the time. The key is to create characters.

    “Characters people can identify with. But right now we’ve gone back at least 30 years in terms of format



  19. Fedup2 says:

    Barry will be having his tea about now ….


    • Sluff says:

      Shurely shome mishtake.
      Should be Douglas. Or Hamish.
      A towering giant of comedy, why he was not knighted I have no idea.


  20. digg says:


    Screams and demands the main headlines on the BBC website…. Complete with a Getty image of the Downing Street sign.


    Leading to…


    In which they go on to add in the very small text that maybe it’s because the police investigation is ongoing….

    But Job Done, the accusative headline has done what they wanted.

    Time we had some proper journalists on our national News service instead of the vicious political lefty hacks the BBC give house room to!

    And as for The Guardian…. That John Grace chap decides to write what he thinks is a comedy script for “Yes Minister” to try to bolster up the issue… How dare Boris go out and about in Wales doing Prime Minister stuff, he should be sitting in No 10, tied to a chair being whipped by reporters until the Beefeaters come to carry him off to the Tower…


    What a pile of e****ment they all are!


    • Fedup2 says:

      Crace likes his own words far too much – often very poor – so fits in well with the Guardian …..


    • MarkyMark says:

      Still waiting ….
      Rudd’s refusal to publish full report into extremist funding ‘unacceptable’
      This article is more than 4 years old
      Opposition parties criticise ‘security-led’ decision to release only summary, saying mention of Saudi Arabia is being buried



    • Sluff says:

      I basically agree.
      Today made a nice change. Boris seemed to be on the coast.
      For he seems to spend an awful amount of time being videoed in NHS facilities watching people get jabbed.
      As if he had nothing else to do.
      It’s a tricky one. An admittedly inept PM up against a determined conspiracy of Remoaners and assorted opportunists to oust him.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Boris will turn back to chasing women once his popularity is back and no one is looking – 2 years – 80 seat majority – 0 conservative policies.


  21. MarkyMark says:

    When is Amber Rudd’s report due – before Sue’s?

    Rudd’s refusal to publish full report into extremist funding ‘unacceptable’
    This article is more than 4 years old
    Opposition parties criticise ‘security-led’ decision to release only summary, saying mention of Saudi Arabia is being buried



    • Fedup2 says:

      Not the BBC – but the double act of Farage and Steyn really is worth the look / listen –
      Steyn -particularly seems to be loosening up and is laugh out loud on his think pieces –

      they are on the case with the revelation that Liz truss trip to Australia cost £500k – that’s £500k on a private 200 seater plane ….

      ( declaration – I have gone business to Australia on somebody else’s dime – it’s very nice – I was very very drunk xzzzz )


      • MarkyMark says:

        Here is BBC’s Simon ‘£200K’ Schama who educated Diane Abbott deflecting the rape of children into sex … just like “Why are Tommy Robinson and the extreme right obsessed with paedophilia?”

        “…I’m just struck by how obsessed by sex these two guys (Farage/Steyn) are, it’s a bit sad really… (audience laughs, Simon smiles)” – Simon Schama (£200K BBC Salary) {youtube The Munk debate @2:00}

        “..I’m slightly amazed at our colleagues (Simon Schama BBC@£200K) ability to get big laughs on gang rape…I’m not much of a feminist but I draw the line at the 3 year old getting raped, and the seven year old getting gang raped in a basement. (audience claps)” – Mark Steyn {youtube The Munk debate @4:46}


      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        Steyn is brilliant, the best on GB News.
        Lots of competition but Steyn is next level.


  22. Sluff says:

    I keep reading that the delay in the Gray report is so the lawyers and HR are happy.

    This sounds suspiciously like the civil service is once again circling the wagons to protect itself from anything as unpleasant and unacceptable as accountability.

    The Home Office is of course still unfit for purpose. In 2022. As it was in the days of Labour Home Sec. John Reid. In circa 2006.


  23. digg says:

    Strange thing indeed….

    In a strange twist of fate it’s possible that lefty Biden might get his ass kicked out of office due to his secret importation and transit of immigrants around the USA by his federal stooges at the next election.


    Whilst here Boris who might be described as right of centre might suffer the same fate at the ballot box for his abysmal failure to prevent UK officials doing exactly the same thing.


  24. StewGreen says:

    Calvin Robin says TikTok have given him another 48 hour ban
    when all he has ever done is post clips of his appearances on GBnews, which are broadcast under Ofcom rules.


  25. StewGreen says:

    GBnews panel has @NigelNelson on
    political editor of Sunday Mirror & Sunday People

    He just said “Covid modelling is not about making predictions
    .. it’s about giving worst case scenarios
    so it has not been proven wrong”

    Wootton immediately talked of weather forecasts
    Which of course ARE modelling TO PREDICT tomorrow’s weather.


  26. Nibor says:

    Has it already been mentioned?

    Today has been Holocaust Memorial Day. Simon Wiesenthal brought many Nazis to justice and they feared him .

    The Simon Wiesenthal centre says the BBC is the third most dangerous anti Semitic organisation in the world .


  27. StewGreen says:

    TCW have another conspiracy theory essay about Bill Gates funding the media including the BBC
    I presents very little evidence of any magnitude of Bill Gates funding of the BBC.


    • tomo says:


      ‘Very little information is available on exactly how the money is invested and who benefits from it. No information is offered to indicate if it has been cost-effective and beneficial to the economies and welfare of the 193 countries signed up to it.’

      The Real Anthony Fauci book has detail about Gates’ tactics dealing with the media – his people target their funding very closely in coordination with other activities. Harradine’s cherry picking from Kennedy’s book doesn’t do the scope or the MO of BMGF goons justice – they operate a web of other outfits by proxy.

      Have you read any of it?

      As far as the BBC is concerned I recall a Gates v. Jeremy Paxman interview , likely 20 years ago where Paxman was plainly terrified of wandering off a softball script + offending Gates – there seemed to be people on the other side of the camera who’d put the frighteners on him.

      That said the TCW feature is too broad a brush


  28. StewGreen says:

    Constant Gaslighting


    • JohnC says:

      I never really thought about the term ‘gaslighting’ so I checked what it means:

      ‘Gaslighting is a colloquialism, loosely defined as making someone question their own reality. The term may also be used to describe a person who presents a false narrative to another group or person which leads them to doubt their perceptions and become misled, disoriented or distressed.’

      Goodness me – it’s EXACTLY how the BBC push their multicultural agenda.


  29. Thoughtful says:

    “Boris needs to sack ALL the ‘neo-socialists, green fanatics and pro-woke crowd’ in No 10 now, says Lord Frost in attack on advisers and apparent jab at Carrie’s influence ”


    Quite the admission that what we all said was going on actually has been and still is.
    Boris is a coward unable to stand up to his wife and has so little grasp of politics he requires other people to tell him the policies they think he needs to follow.


  30. digg says:

    The left seem to be getting quite a few bloody noses on Question Time tonight, it seems they invited the wrong Conservative speakers on and the wrong crowd who are going with them at the moment.

    It also appears that Joe public have seen through the press vendetta on Boris. An event creating total shock with the lefties on the panel.

    It’s great!

    Fiona is out of her depth too!

    That’s not an episode that will go down in BBC history I guess.

    But then again it came from a northern town not Islington!

    Keep it up chaps!

    Hoo bloody ray!


    • Guest Who says:

      And more propaganda dressed up as…?

      H/T Defund the BBC

      BBC’s Newsround interviews young schoolchildren about Boris Johnson, asking if he should quit.

      Get ‘em young, Timmeh! As Jim used to say.


  31. BRISSLES says:

    Hmmm nice to see the BBC spending tax payers money on making programmes showing their Presenters learning to read ! yawn ! Much publicised Jay Blades – Repair Shop, apparently has the reading capacity of an 11 year old (sorry but when I was 11 I was always ploughing through books, so I take offence lol ! ). I digress, Mr Blades either was left behind in the education system or he was a slow learner. However, Mr Blades is of an age when teaching was more disciplined, so something clearly went wrong. I wonder, did he get somebody to read his BBC Contract to him when he signed then ?


  32. pugnazious says:

    The BBC’s reaction will be interesting when the 80,000 unvaccinated NHS staff start being sacked….it really can’t complain or raise a stink as it itself has been at the forefront of the campaign to demonise, marginalise and punish people who don’t want to be vaccinated.

    There’s a report here….


    However we get this statement in that report….

    ‘Research has found side-effects from the vaccines are rare. Last year, feedback from about 40,000 people found about one in three reported some side-effects. None were serious and a common one was some soreness around the injection site.’

    That’s totally dishonest….’None were serious’!? One of their own staff, Lisa Shaw, died as a result of getting vaccinated…as have many others….and many have been completely laid low for a couple of weeks afterwards and hence don’t want the booster.


  33. tomo says:


    • theisland says:

      Head of the #WorldEconomicForum KlausSchwab at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2017: “What we are very proud of, is that we penetrate the global cabinets of countries with our WEF Young Global Leaders… like JustinTrudeau here.


  34. Zephir says:

    The genuine insanity infecting society today (1):

    California trans child molester, 26, gets 2 years in juvenile facility thanks to progressive DA Gascon
    Tubbs, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this month to molesting the girl in a women’s bathroom Dec. 31, 2014, when Tubbs was 17



  35. Zephir says:

    (2) And lying, barmy Biden and his insane mob have just, probably, lost any chance of re election:

    Rep. Tenney calls for Biden’s impeachment after covert migrant flights revealed
    Reps. Malliotakis and Tenney sound off on migrants being secretly flown into suburban New York

    New York Republican lawmakers Nicole Malliotakis and Claudia Tenney blasted President Biden Thursday after leaked footage revealed migrants being flown to a suburban part of the state.

    “This is a complete, aggravated dereliction of duty, which is why last night on Twitter I called for Joe Biden to be impeached and removed. His primary obligation as the commander-in-chief and president of the United States is to enforce our laws, to live up to his oath, to enforce our border security and to tell the truth to the American people,” Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., told “Fox & Friends.”

    “Our government is completely out of control right now. They have lied to us. They’ve lied to the American people,” Astorino, who is running as a Republican for the governor of New York, said Wednesday on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

    Astorino said he personally saw the migrants being put on a bus to a Costco, where they were “then released into cars into the community.”



  36. Zephir says:

    (3) Malliotakis said aiding and abetting illegal immigration is a violation of the law.

    “And you have it coming from the president of the United States. It is completely unacceptable. The Supreme Court ruled that he had to reinstate Remain in Mexico and he’s clearly not done that,” Malliotakis said.

    “In addition to that, you know that the drug cartels are making billions and billions of dollars every month with human trafficking, drug trafficking. We have the highest rate of fentanyl deaths in this country. Among 18 to 45-year-olds, it is the leading cause of death. Yet this president is on the side of the drug cartels and not the American people. We have many pieces of legislation that will address this very issue but we need to take the House first.”


  37. Zephir says:

    (4) Ben Carson slams Biden for ‘abominable’ identity politics on SCOTUS pick
    Carson warned that bringing identity politics into the Supreme Court is ‘very detrimental to our freedoms’

    “Many people fought and gave their lives to bring equality. And now we’re reverting back to identity politics. And as we continue to do that, we’re bringing more division into our country,” Carson continued.

    Carson also warned about the precedent Biden could be setting by choosing a justice based on race and gender.



  38. Zephir says:

    And some are not infected overseas….

    China’s Xi says low-carbon ambitions must not interfere with ‘normal life’

    “We must stick to the overall planning and ensure energy security, industrial supply chain security and food security at the same time as cutting carbon emissions,” Xi said, adding that low carbon goals will not come at the expense of food security or the “normal life” of ordinary people.


    Energy security, hmmm we missed the ball on that one ?

    Never mind we have lots of windmills


  39. vlad says:

    More and more evidence is emerging of Joe and Hunter Biden’s corrupt dealings with China, Russia and Ukraine. The amounts of cash that flowed to the Bidens is staggering.

    Will the Biden Broadcasting Corporation cover the story? Of course not.


  40. Zephir says:

    The fall of Rome at the hands of refugees:

    In this case it was Visigoths migrating south of the Danube which was begrudgingly allowed by the Empire. The Visigoths were fleeing from the Huns. Citizens of the Empire were not too enamoured of the Goths at all, who they regarded as barbarians, since their practices were outlandish, and Goths were not too enamoured of Rome, thinking the same; indeed the Goths and the Romans had been constantly sparring before the Huns came from the east. Consequently there was little integration or commonality between the two and the SPQR resented having the Goths within their borders whilst the Goths resented having to live under Roman rule. The practical upshot was that the Goths were treated with disdain and exploited by the Romans, whilst in turn the Goths took any opportunity to buck the system. The Romans thus had a dangerous enemy within the borders of the empire. Eventually the Goths revolted, routed a Roman army, and killed Valens at Adrianople in 378 AD. A truce was negotiated but in 410 AD King Alaric of the Goths was able to raise an army that sacked Rome and so weakened it that all the other Germans were able to surge across the borders and cause the western empire to collapse. Had Rome not offered shelter to the refugees, this may not have happened, or at least not so quickly.


  41. andyjsnape says:

    Ukraine crisis: Biden warns Russia may invade next month

    So, may or may not


    • Guest Who says:

      Precisely. Pure BBC #couldfiles

      And a week was a long time in propaganda..

      The Moaning Emole.

      Title: Biden warns of Russian invasion
      Sub: Biden warns Russia may invade Ukraine next month
      Copy: Many “quotes”

      There is a distinct possibility the bbc is a bad joke.

      I have learned.


  42. Guest Who says:

    The comments… my eyes… the comments!


    BBC Wales News

    Green MP Caroline Lucas says decision to permit further mining in Wales is “shameful”


  43. Guest Who says:

    In media groupie world, suddenly the internet is for stuff like this.

    Meanwhile Climate Assemblies continue to serve up propaganda academics claiming COP26 was a massive success and they are looking forward to Egypt.


  44. Guest Who says:



  45. JohnC says:

    Haringey: Man in court over Jewish ‘hate crime’ attack

    It’s become something of a sport to read BBC articles which are against the agenda and look for their tricks to cover up the issues they don’t want to talk about. When you see them, you can now usually guess who was behind it.

    This one has ‘hate crime’ in apostrophes implying it’s just somebody else’s opinion and the word ‘racist’ is very carefully avoided.

    And the more difficult it is to find out who did it, the more likely it is that he is black. After a bit of a struggle with google, I found this:


    The worst part is that this is absolutely normal now. So much for ‘unbiased and impartial’.


    • harry142857 says:

      What does local MP, David ‘race baiter’ Lammy say.

      Don’t #BlackAntisemitesMatter.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Maliki Thorpe – then – who gets to pay his defence ? I wondered what the local MPs – Lammy – Diane Abbot had to say about it .

        Have they been touring the TV / Radio stations condemning in the strongest way ? Has starmer said anything ?
        Or are they hiding behind ‘legal proceedings ‘ to stay quiet to impress their anti semitic ( Islamic ) friends ..


      • JohnC says:

        In these situations, Lammy will not condemn the attack, he will condemn racism in general so it includes racism against black people.

        He doesn’t give a shiny sh1t that these 2 got attacked. There’s nothing in it for him.


  46. AsISeeIt says:

    Those were the days
    Enter the subvarient
    Seeping into the sepia of our past

    Should he stay, or should he go? – to misquote Mick Jones of the Clash – One day it’s fine, the next it’s black, So if you want me off your back…

    Of course we are talking about Boris as Prime Minister – but situationally speaking – his future as Tory leader. Today’s Daily Express goes all meta and self-referential: ‘PM’s supporters circulate iconic Express frontpage in warning to rebels‘ – evidence exhibit one: A photograph of a sacked Margaret Thatcher beside the historic headline: ‘What have they done?

    My personal take would be to borrow a leaf from the nanny-statist leftist handbook since they tend to abide by the Hilaire Belloc line: ‘always keep-a hold of nurse – for fear of finding something worse!

    Our BBC and Guardian are both playing odd semantics with their statistics this morning.

    Omicron’s fall has plateaued – should we worry?‘ (BBC)

    I think I know what they mean with reference to the figures and I certainly understand what answer to their rhetorical question it is the BBC are prompting from their audience there.

    One-in-two 30-year old women now child free‘ (Guardian) – that’ll be half then?

    We linger on the frontpage of the Graun for the most unusual sudden appearance of an odd curio of a black and white pic of an Edwardian tram. Have we mistakenly picked up a copy of Trams Magazine, Tramway and Light Railway Review, Yours Retro, Best of British or The Oldie?

    There’s a British bobby in proper uniform, helmet and well-trimmed ‘tash. The somewhat portly Mayor of Kingston upon Thames stands on the platform of the bunting decorated tram, this eminent if now lost to posterity local celebrity decked out in shiny top hat and ceremonial chain – doing a fine impression of Thomas the Tank Engine’s Fat Controller, and all the chaps in view are wearing hats – whether they be bowlers or flat caps.

    So what is it that promps our Guardianistas to delve the archival photo library for this obscure early twentieth century British mise en scène with which to surprise and delight their left-liberal Friday morning audience? Exclusive, no less.

    Wrestler revealed as UK’s first black Olympian. Louis Bruce, who worked as a tram driver… took part in the 1908 Olympics in London‘ – stop the tram… I mean… the world, I want to get off. Seriously, this makes frontpage news? A minor footnote in the Guiness Book of records, perhaps.

    Serendipitously apropos, the Times also wishes to focus our minds on the world of the fin de siècle – although not to blackwash our history: ‘The truth about the gilded age. Julian Fellowes’s new drama‘ – wait a minute.. stop that tram… ‘Because of Black women, the period drama ‘The Gilded Age’ has a Black story line done right‘ (The Washington Post – masthead line Democracy dies in darkness)

    Having had ourselves an all mighty groan let’s have a laugh in salute to a favourite comic of mine who somehow straddled the generations – Barry Cryer: ‘A life of fun, joy, love and silliness‘ – according to the Express. Kudos to the habitually morose ‘i’ newspaper who crack a smile with a gag care of top banana Barry Cryer: ‘I’m so old I’ve stopped buying green bananas

    I remember him recounting tales of his early career as a comic at the old Windmill Theatre in Soho with the tough gig of filling in between stripper acts. The premises displayed a notice to their clientele warning “No artificial aids to vision allowed” some dirty old fella in a raincoat had his optician contruct built-in binoculars afixed to his regular spectacles. Unfortunately, as Barry recalled, he promptly tripped and fell up the stairs on entering the theatre, doing himself a mischief.

    The FT has a new term for us: ‘Subvarient sends covid cases higher. Covid case in the UK are rebounding… among schoolchildren… ‘ – I guess we’re testing the kids a lot and track and tracing. I suppose it saves all that bother of nagging your mum to write a sick note. ‘Omicron subvarient BA.2‘ – is that some new self-assessed GCSE grade? ‘…shows early signs of being more infectious‘ – you could have knocked me down with a feather.

    FT Datawatch pitches in with a poke at Boris: ‘68 per cent of the British public…‘ (They mean to say 68% of self-selected survey correspondents) ‘… say they never knowingly broke lockdown rules during 2020‘ – sad to say we very quickly move on from apparent raw data to pure political editorialising: ‘...despite Tory MP Crispin Blunt saying that “most homes” in the UK broke covid rules as he defended Boris Johnson‘ – oh well, tell you what FT, I’m convinced. Let’s sack Boris, go back into perpetual lockdown and rejoin the EU.

    And on a war footing footnote : ‘Ukraine crisis: Biden warns Russia may invade next month‘ (BBC) – this has to be about the most predicted, forshadowed fortold, forcast, surprise invasion of all time.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      ‘Wrestler revealed as UK’s first black Olympian. Louis Bruce, who worked as a tram driver… took part in the 1908 Olympics in London‘

      The reality is that liberals consider black people to be little more than children, who need to be mollycoddled and patronised at all times. Partly this is misplaced feelings of guilt over slavery; partly sexual fetishisation; partly a recognition that Africa has achieved relatively little in a historical context (contrast with China, India, Persia, Europe). But above all a form of racism in which white liberals can assert their superiority by being the only people who can ‘endorse’ the worthiness of black people. Consequently, any ‘achievement’ has to be over-emphasised, as liberals do not consider black people of being able to do much at all. To paraphrase Dr Samuel Johnson:

      “A black person doing anything is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.”

      Liberals simply cannot see beyond the colour of a person’s skin or their gender (either of them) and judge them as an individual.


    • JohnC says:

      The BBC SHOULD be asking why the SAGE predictions were so wildy inaccurate (again). How much panic and overreaction did the ‘1 million cases a day’ and Omicron causing ‘25,000 to 75,000 deaths by the end of April’ cause ?.

      The BBC want panic and unrest towards the government in their desperate struggle to reverse Brexit. They don’t care one bit what damage they do to the coutnry in the process. They truly are traitors in the spirit of of the word.


  47. Guest Who says:

    Seems ITV Cake Editor has gone full American Pie, meanwhile…


    And there are sources rumours reportedly being heard that Ben Hunte is being lured back to the bbc with a massive package to ‘report’ on how much todger is revealed in UoPenn changing rooms.


  48. Fedup2 says:

    Rachel Reeve – oo er – apparently the shadow chancellor – on the 0810 bit of `today . No interruptions from Robinson – surprise .
    She used a favourite labour words – ‘those with broad shoulders should pay a little bit more tax ‘….

    I wonder if anyone has analysed the behaviour of the likes of Robinson with Tory politicians versus socialist ones ….in terms of campaign to end the BBC and its ‘bias ?

    BTW – there is pressure to stop planned tax increases – the garden thing makes it impossible to do this even if they want to because they’ll be accused of trying to buy support …


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      “those with broad shoulders should pay a little bit more tax”

      Apparently this slogan is now being updated to:
      “those with broad shoulders should pay a little bit more tax, but those with the broadest shoulders of all – the billionaires, global corporations and rich people who donate to political parties – should pay no tax at all”.


  49. Guest Who says:

    Twitter is a rich seam for the comings and goings at the BBC.

    I tend to find out about new ones at low level, as the gush and love flies about the cubicle gardens with diverse hires welcoming a new diverse hire.

    The exit door seems more the elderly, pale, male end.

    So nice to see a senior cracker of a hire via the Press Office.

    Or is she….?


    Answers to Nads on a postcard.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest Who – thank you to the link to the excellent ‘is the BBC biased website ‘….judging by the twitters of this lady person she will definitely not be leaving her Far Left anti British attitudes at the digital door – appointed despite the DG making noises about neutrality – hollow empty words …