Weekend 2 April 2022

The appointment of Lord Grade of Yarmouth as chairman of OFCOM appears to have passed its final phase – being quizzed by the parliamentary culture committee – so it is only a matter of time before the post is confirmed ( for 3 years ). Let’s hope Lord Grade prepares for massive change at the BBC in the run up to the end of the current Charter- namely the end of compulsory public funding .

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196 Responses to Weekend 2 April 2022

  1. Guest Who says:

    WARNING: Some readers may find this horrifying.

    Remember when Laura was on duty announcing his arrival through, and exit out of doors? Plus sitting in trains?

    Girl knew then she was destined for glory.

    Her first searching interview with anyone in Labour on paying for green levies will be awesnome.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Labour are just showing everyone how stupid they are. This is not a blip, high energy prices are going to be a fact of life because of fantasy land politicians like Millipede.

      Even if a windfall tax were levied, it would be a one off and would not be available in year two.

      Because politicians like Milliband who are very very wealthy live in a green tinged fantasy bubble where reality is not allowed to affect them, they can believe anything they want to. For them there is just as much gas available as there was last year. The reality is, that there is nothing like as much and the only solution if for people and industry to cut back.

      The fantasy bubble tells people that the only thing wrong is the cost, but the cost is following the amount available, and all they will achieve with a subsidy is to push the price even higher.

      Too much money chasing too few goods

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    • Sluff says:

      Are Labour advocating a windfall credit for when the oil companies make a loss?
      Or a credit for private sector pensioners relying on energy sector blue chip investment returns to build their pension pots?
      Or a credit for the green taxes by way of subsidies for so-called sustainable energy paid over many years?

      And will our Laura ask about them?
      We all know the answers to those questions.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Laura probably coy on how much of her vast guaranteed public sector pension is propped up by the TVL payer too.

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    • Deborah says:

      Mr Miliband seems to forget the years when the gas and oil industries made a thumping loss. Could they expect a repayment of the windfall tax if that happens in the next year or two?

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    • digg says:

      That is the most punchable face in the UK is it not?

      (Not counting Chris Mason!)

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  2. theisland says:

    As mentioned by Stew above TR has indeed been detained at the Mexican border at the request of the British government as a matter of ‘national security’.
    Here
    TR thinks this is because The Rape of Britain Episode 2 is imminent.

    “I have been arrested, separated from my 3 children and I am being deported from Mexico as a matter of “national security”, for what? Talking about Islam?”

    https://rumble.com/user/TommyRobinsonOfficial
    https://gettr.com/user/tommyrobinson1

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  3. Thoughtful says:

    Just watched a piece that was in the Washington Post using the term “pregnant people” and the outrage by womens groups that they are being removed from the language, and I have to laugh at them, as biters bitten.

    I can remember going as far back as I can remember women on the left fighting hard to do the same to men, busily trying to destroy words like ‘chairman’ ‘binman’ even ‘manhole’ Benny Hill did a sketch where he changed the genders of certain words to great hilarity – but the left got him in the end.

    So now women are on the receiving end, and they don’t like it. So if they say it’s wrong to remove women as a sex from the language, why are they still saying its OK to remove men from the language.

    It’s the same with the womens spaces issue. For years women campaigned to destroy men only spaces and they’re still doing it today, but then on the other hand claiming that their own single sex spaces need to be preserved.

    And all I can do is laugh at these fools who destroyed themselves and still are unable to see what they have done and how they might fix it.

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    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Thoughtful, I would agree, but it seems to me that the people who are ‘wounded’ on either side of the ‘gender wars’, are mostly those who never wanted to be part of it – innocent bystanders, as it were.

      That applies equally to women and men (in case anyone wants to accuse me of inequality).

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    • Scronker says:

      Excellent point, Thoughtful.

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  4. Sluff says:

    A bit random but has anyone else noted that when the BBC give their often fulsome coverage to demos about their favourite topics (climate change, ER, trans activists) then a pound to a penny many of the placards featured have ‘Socialist Worker’ on the top of them.
    Perhaps the one is funded by the other.

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    • Guest Who says:

      That and/or the person xe/anchor/producer/make up/camera person/viewstheirown holding it has multi-hued hair, poor diet, awful skin regime, ill fitting t-shirt and no boyfriend, oddly.

      Or is dating a Beeboid.

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  5. theisland says:

    Just one of the many ramifications of kowtowing to nonsense.

       21 likes

    • Sluff says:

      Sharron Davies MBE.
      How about Dame Sharron Davies, for services to common sense and challenging the metropolitan Leftoid pro-victimhood wokes.

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  6. pugnazious says:

    ‘The Ukrainian President has made it quite clear on more than one occasion that he regards the British PM as a more helpful, more reliable ally than other European leaders. In an interview with the Economist this week he said that ‘Britain is definitely on our side.’

    When other news outlets were reporting that Zelensky was praising Boris as one of the main supporters of Ukraine the BBC, for some reason, ignored it. I listened to LBC headlines and Zelensky’s praise was top of the list…switched over to the BBC and they didn’t mention what is a significant comment, preferring instead to exaggerate whatever ‘problems’ it could find.

    The BBC also reported that Boris was isolated and ignored at a Nato summit….playing the clip on the news….however that was a lie…one moment when Boris stood alone whilst ignoring all the tmes when he was talking with other leaders.

    This has a negative effect on how people perceive Boris…this is of course intended by the BBC.

    During Any Questions when the, vastly outnumbered Tory, said Boris was leading the way, as Zelensky said, he was loudly scoffed at by the audience…and yet he was right….where did the audience get its news from?

    You also heard a Labour MP claim that Boris was isolated at the Nato summit…hmmm…wonder where he got that line from….to applause from audience.

    Two lies from the BBC which have gained traction in the political narrative.

    The trails for Any Questions fed us the line asking if ‘Boris had got away with it?’….Partygate and all that. This of course presupposes he is guilty…..The question should have been…’If Boris is found guilty of having breached the rules will his performance over Ukraine have heped him survive?’ Because of course he hasn’t been found guilty of anything yet.

    Just another lie to add to the very, very long list that the BBC manufactures.

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  7. pugnazious says:

    Having a whip round to buy Nicky Campbell some kneepads considering the amount of grovelling upon his knees he does for his favoured guests be they Muslim, Greens or Trans.

    About time he was put out to graze…perhaps some daytime telly doing makeovers.

    Campbell devoted a whole programme to ‘analysing’ The Slap….apparently it was a very ‘important moral issue about toxic masculinity’…and other issues…The Slap was in fact an example of The Patriarchy in action and misogyny…whilst The Joke[harmless and inoffensive] was ‘objectifying women’.

    Oh, and not to miss out…the Guardian joined in with more nonsense….

    ‘White outrage about Will Smith’s slap is rooted in anti-Blackness. It’s inequality in plain sight’

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/29/white-outrage-about-will-smiths-slap-is-rooted-in-anti-blackness-its-inequality-in-plain-sight

    Campbell moved onto Trans issues another day…his main guest was trans and someone Campbell had worked with on trans programmes…and someone who could do or say no wrong in Campbell’s eyes…unlike a Christian who was sticking to the Bible’s assertion that homosexuality was wrong.

    Campbell, of course, laid into him and his opinions and values. Mentioning the Old Testament Campbell sniggered and stated that the men who wrote the Bible were probably all repressed homosexuals anyway. The Christian naturally objected to this sneer, for which Campbell had absolutely no evidence of course.

    Campbell continued to back his claim and said ‘I can insult who I want’

    Hmmm…so, one, calling someone a homosexual[repressed or otherwise] is an insult that Campbell is OK with [lol…the irony]…and Campbell believes it is OK to insult the Bible’s creators….you know 100% he’d never do that with the Koran…he’d never call Muhammed a repressed homosexual or indeed an actual paedophile….judging by today’s values.

    It’s classic BBC wokeness….Trans, green or Muslims can say what they like and not be challenged but if you dare to stick your head above the parapet to question their views and opinions the BBC will shoot you down….and indeed put you on a par with Hitler, rapists and paedophiles whilst claiming your views on trans are ‘unpopular’….when in fact they are held by the majority and are in any case perfectly legitimate to hold and it’s not for the BBC to decide which opinions and values or indeed ‘facts’ are acceptable.

    ‘Row as BBC Radio 4 presenter ‘brackets’ JK Rowling alongside sex offenders R Kelly and Eric Gill and brands her views on gender identity ‘very unpopular”
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10678187/Row-BBC-Radio-4-presenter-brackets-JK-Rowling-alongside-sex-offenders-R-Kelly-Eric-Gill.html

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  8. pugnazious says:

    Is the BBC Biased? noted the BBC erasure of Women….

    https://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2022/03/women.html

    ‘On the same theme as the last post, following complaints the BBC changed a website article overnight. The piece by BBC West reporter Sammy Jenkins (she/her) originally began:

    Heavy periods, debilitating pain and infertility – those are some of the symptoms of endometriosis, a condition that affects one in 10 people of any age in the UK, who are assigned female at birth.

    This has now changed to:

    Heavy periods, debilitating pain and infertility – those are some of the symptoms of endometriosis, a condition that affects one in 10 women of any age in the UK.’

    It may have changed in that instance but it is obviously a BBC approved line that is the recommended and approved ‘thought’….The BBC’s Jonathan Blake used it on Friday telling us about gender being ‘assigned at birth’

    So a high profile comment corrected when caught out whilst continuing everywhere else to peddle that same lie that erases women from the world.

    Of course gender is not ‘assigned at birth’, it’s assigned by nature…it’s biological….a penis isn’t strapped to you as you come out…it’s there already…if you’re male….and strapping a penis to you later on in life, or breasts, doesn’t make you male or female just as strapping a bodykit to a Ford Focus doesn’t make it a Porsche.

    Incredible, and dangerous, how the BBC, a longtime supposed champion of real women and their rights, can suddenly dump them and turn viciously upon them, going so far as to equate them with Hitler, rapists and paedophiles if they dare question the trans lobby’s claims and demands.

    And it’s odd how Emma Barnett is so quiet…someone who boasted she would be fearless in challenging and calling out anything she thought was wrong…and yet this very, very ardent feminist remains silent on the BBC’s cleansing of ‘women’ from life, and, as a Jew, remains silent about the BBC’s toxic anti-semitism.

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  9. pugnazious says:

    The BBC and Labour tag-team on the line that Sunak is holding back funds for an election tax cut….no proof of this at all, just the BBC and Labour cooperating to manufacture a political lie to undermine Sunak and the Tories….Sunak being the heir apparent should the BBC get their wish and see Boris deposed.

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  10. Sluff says:

    The BBC are bigging up the 4 day week and how lovely it is and what you can do with the extra day off.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-60793832

    Just think of the fun the BBC think you could have if you had a no-day week, I.e. unemployed.

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  11. StewGreen says:

    BBCthree the BBC’s Africa based channel
    has a couple of white guests on tonight

    Peaky blinders is on too
    .. The network runs from 7pm to 5:30am

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  12. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Just seen this.
    Hmmm. Interesting!

    Biden, Putin and Xi were arguing on Who’s in charge of the world? 🌎
    US, Russia or China?
    Without any conclusion, they turned to “Narendra Modi”, the Indian Prime Minister and asked him :
    *Who’s in Charge of the World?* 🌎
    Modi replied: *All I know is:*
    1. Google CEO is an Indian.
    2. Microsoft CEO is an Indian.
    3. Adobe CEO is an Indian.
    4. IBM CEO is an Indian
    5. TWITTER CEO is an Indian
    6. Net App CEO is an Indian.
    7. MasterCard CEO is an Indian.
    8. DBS CEO is an Indian.
    9. Novartis CEO is an Indian.
    10. Diageo CEO is an Indian.
    11. SanDisk CEO is an Indian.
    12. Harman CEO is an Indian.
    13. Micron CEO is an Indian.
    14. Palo Alto Networks CEO is an Indian.
    15. Reckitt Benckiser CEO is an Indian.
    16. IBM CEO is an Indian.
    17. Britain’s Chancellor is an Indian.
    18. Britain’s Home Secretary is an Indian.
    19. Britain’s next Prime Minister will be an Indian
    20. Ireland’s last Prime Minister was an Indian….
    and the American Vice President is Indian.
    *So who’s running the World?

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Very enlightening Emm. Also interesting is that the 3rd richest in this country Sri and Gopi Hinduja and family @ £17bn, and the 5th richest are Lakshmi Mittal and family £14.68bn @.

      Together with those at the top of our government, its not hard to wonder how much our lives are governed by these peoples.

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    • Guest Who says:

      To be fair, this was clearly reported in ‘Goodness Gracious Me’.

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    • Pat..original says:

      All have had to come to western countries to achieve their ambitions. Positive discrimination possibly helped, anyone but the stale, pale, male. There are teeming millions of people in India below the poverty line maybe taking charge of India first would have been preferable.

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  13. StewGreen says:

    BBC Gaelic channel Alba have a prog about Europe
    Is that racist ?

    It’s into its 29th series
    “Eòrpa is back examining the most important stories from across Europe and the UK.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0015y8x/eorpa-series-29-episode-18

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  14. pugnazious says:

    Ever heard this mentioned on the BBC in the past couple of days?…

    ”Where do I get my reputation back?’ Trump celebrates as FEC FINES Hillary Clinton and the DNC over the way it paid firm to produce the Steele dossier claiming links between his campaign and Russia’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10670183/FEC-FINES-Hillary-Clinton-DNC-paying-firm-produced-Steele-dossier.html

    The BBC, after spending four years with blanket coverage trying to link Trump to Russia, admitted the dossier was fake…but only in this report…you’ll barely, if ever, hear them mention the tidal wave of disinformation about Trump that the BBC spread across the world for four years ever again…

    ‘The so-called Steele Dossier was used by the FBI to obtain surveillance warrants on a top Trump aide.

    The document was held up by Democrats to paint Mr Trump as a Russian puppet, a narrative amplified in a feedback loop by most US media for much of the president’s four years in office.’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-59168626

    Even then it didn’t admit to its part in the Big Lie…merely blaming ‘Most US media’.

    And now strangely quiet about Clinton’s part in manufacturing that lie as she still travels the world claiming the Russians stole her Presidency when in fact ‘the Russians’ stole Trump’s 2019 election due to the media’s campaign against Trump…in effect themselves colluding with Putin.

    The BBC are of course busy on ther next lie…that January 6 was an insurrection and an attempt to overturn the government…and Trump was to blame…..rather than an almost accidental incursion by the crowd who were allowed to enter the building by the police almost unopposed much to ther surprise…..’some might say’ it was a planned and deliberate ploy to get them into the building…not by Trump but by the Democrats who could then exploit it to claim an emergency and take measures to try and clamp down on opponents…so very Soviet-like…no wonder they work hand in hand with Putin when it suits.

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  15. Fedup2 says:

    Do you notice how central government failure to plan impacts on us ? Two separate failures – the failure to plan for a pandemic – and a failure to plan for energy shortages. .

    Why don’t they plan ?

    Answer – they are short termists . They think stuff won’t happen when they are in charge – the next chap can deal with it .
    So nut nut goes from one crisis to another – and has his nutty wife shouting in his ear about some net zero green crap in 2050 – when a lot of people alive now won’t be .

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  16. pugnazious says:

    Incredible no?

    The BBC only looks one way…

    ‘What is the reality of racism in Scotland?’

    ‘When I was first asked to front a documentary about racism in Scotland, I said no.

    I knew it would stir up all kinds of emotions and force me to not only face my past but confront the present day reality for people who look like me.

    But in the end I agreed, as I realised I could give a voice to stories that desperately needed to be shared.’

    A black presenter talking about racism that happens to blacks.

    Hmmm…the governing party’s main selling point is its anti-English racism…it’s in their name…Scottish National Party.

    Anti-English prejudice, racism, is rampant in Scotland…but the BBC doesn’t seem to notice.

    Interesting that the presenter is so excited at being amongst other blacks[never mind she is mixed race]..and wishes she could be part of that community….‘Being around people that looked like me’….hmmm….and yet Charles Moore was pilloried the other week for suggesting it is natural for people to want to be with others who looked like them and who held similar values and beliefs as themselves…..which is why we have the black and Muslim ghettoes…not mentioned by Moore’s critics of course. Setting up a black only football team isn’t racist? A shopkeeper claiming he employs a white person to front the store because of racism? Bo**ocks….no-one cares what colour the person behind the till is.

    She demands white people be ‘allies’….a BLM racist line…why is the BBC clearly not just reporting but campaigning for the toxic and extremist BLM?

    It is almost a given that a black BBC presenter who goes to Africa will express delight about being in a majority black population and how it makes them feel good…heard it again and again…..and when back home condemn whites for the same views and call them out for ‘white privilege’.

    A BBC programme that tells us ‘Scotland has a problem with racism’….well, no, just some people in Scotland…the BBC though smearing every white Scot….we must get rid of ‘Whiteness’…perhaps #KillWhitey eh?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      As an Englishman it still comes as a bit of a shock that a substantial number of the 7 million? Scottish people hate the ‘English ‘ …
      Whether it is a class thing or history or braveheart type propaganda – I don’t know … it also came as a bit of a shock about the anti catholic anti Protestant tribal hatred ….

      The SNP people seem even to use the word ‘England ‘ or ‘English ‘ instead substituting ‘Westminster ‘ or ‘London ‘……

      Also the SNP also seems to use the tactic of buying votes through welfare and now socially engineering things to be a one party state for ever …
      No wonder it sees the EU as a bedfellow …
      …and gets a free pass ‘ support from the BBC …

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  17. pugnazious says:

    BBC presenter…BLM supporter and flying the transgender flag [who knew there was one?]….

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  18. Sluff says:

    Good article ( and not for the first time) in The Times on Saturday by Janice Turner.
    ‘Women will never accept sports being rigged’
    ‘How can female bodies be expected to compete fairly against those who were born with inherent physical advantages’.

    She points out that women have periods, lactating breasts, and pelvises tilted to bear children’
    ‘How can these bodies compete fairly against those designed by nature to hunt or fight?

    She could go far, could Janice. But not on the BBC.

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    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      I still can’t get my head around any so-called ‘educated’ person, today in the twenty-first century, denying the apparently undeniable logic that men and women, males and females are NOT physically identical and interchangeable at will.

      Women are the product of millions of years of evolution to give birth to live young, which is utterly incredible from a biological perspective, and essential for the survival of our species. We men, are not, which has allowed us to be engineered to be stronger, and faster (on average) than women, and I’m quite sure has had a massive impact on how male and female brains work too.

      To suggest there is ‘no difference’ between men and women is no less insane than insisting the world is flat… and yet one lot get ridiculed, the other lauded (or rather, not demonised, hounded, and de-personed).

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      • Fedup2 says:

        It’s a sign of our mad times . If there are so many of these non ‘conventional ‘ types then why not have separate competitions for them –
        Otherwise – to undermine entire sports ( which I could care less about – just suit someone suffering perverted sexuality – seems just more madness ) ….

        It all seems to be bred out of online ‘social’ media sites where snowflakes and trolls have too much time … and just think up the next ‘social justice ‘ demand …

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        • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

          Fed.

          It’s spoiled April 1st.
          Now, the ‘real’ world is completely barmy and spaghetti harvests are tame compared to the daft things people say they believe.

          It’s Alice in Wonderland where anything can be true and you can make up your own impossible things to (say you) believe

          How on Earth can the USA have such a dopey clot for President.
          How can defunding (abolishing) the police reduce crime.
          How can wimmin have penises and men get pregnant (and you are demonised if you say otherwise)
          The list is seemingly endless and I’m sure you all know the things I mean.

          This is the world that any baby who makes it out of an NHS Hospital alive will be growing up in.

          Like the rest of us on here I know there are 2 sexes, male and female and I’m not afraid to say it but so many are too scared.

          When will sanity return or are we going to ‘evolve’ ourselves to extinction.

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          • Lefty Wright says:

            Manny
            I don’t believe that the things you have mentioned have anything to do with evolution but are part of a determined effort by an extremely powerful group of fanatics hell bent on controlling the way we think, speak, feel and act. It’s 1984 made real.
            Make no mistake these bastards are evil.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        BBC, some of us would say that they were Created like that from the beginning. (Genesis 2vs20-25)

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        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          I’m not at all religious Up, but our society is firmly based on Christian morality and scientific rationality, and it seems that we’ve drifted from both these pillars in recent years.

          The result is people who believe they can behave however they want, and anything they want to be true, IS true, and it’s an utter disaster.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Talking to someone who gave birth to a son, and who transitioned to female over 20 odd years ago, an interesting (but mind screwing) conversation ensued. Despite the change of gender, the sex doesn’t change. So, the transitioned person still retains the sexual feelings of the gender at birth. Therefore the ‘daughter’ still fancies other females – as per the male he once was, so because of this, its hard to determine whether this person is a lesbian …… or not.

          It was too delicate a question to ask if downstairs had been eliminated, but all photos of ‘her’ do not show an attractive female – sadly all the hormone treatment in the world doesn’t disguise the beefy shoulders and thick neck.

          I worked in Psychiatry in the NHS and the number of men wanting to be ladies could be counted on one hand – this was less than 20 years ago. None were under 50, but were chaps who had lived for years mainly in seclusion. At that time they had to live and dress as a female for a few years before they would be even considered for referral to the Tavistock, unlike now where just saying they want “to identify as ” brings every medical discipline out in force. Something has happened in the last decade or so where gender dysphoria has become such big business and its not healthy for society.

          (but I’m coming back as my Border Terrier in my next life !)

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Brissles
            How about the theory that eostrogen going into the water supply from ‘the pill’ has affected ‘maleness ‘ in some … – or not enough red meat ….
            Crazy times

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            • BigBrotherCorporation says:

              Well, it’s certainly messed up fish reproduction.

              Apparently, there are a lot of fish caught these days which have some of the physical organs/traits of both genders, it CAN occur naturally (Mother Nature and all that), but it seems to be a lot more common, and is alleged to be affecting their ability to mate successfully.

              Now, humans aren’t fish, but the scientist in me says…

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  19. Eddy Booth says:

    Russians die after Kharkiv locals hand out poisoned pies, Ukraine says
    14:06
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-60949706
    “Two Russian soldiers died and 28 were hospitalised after local people in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine gave them pies laced with poison – according to the Ukraine Ministry of Defence.”

    Ukrainians arm the population with guns, molotov cocktails even poison, then accusing Russians of killing innocent civilians, knowing cheerleaders at the BBC etc will happily play along.

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    • Guest Who says:

      This highlights my concerns on the calibre of MSM reporting.

      No doubt ‘Russia’ is in the wrong but it is actually one scary, all powerful bloke sending young berks out as cannon fodder.

      But the calibre of ‘investigations’ the BBC claims to have conducted is risible.

      Best I can see after a nasty shizzle fight they are ushered in by the side they like once the scene is safe and ready.

      Who the heck can know what happened in a few moments, especially taking testimony from witnesses who may be aspiring QT nurses?

      All around the world guys in uniform are being attacked by… anyone. Gazan kids. Israeli hospital burkha chicks. The main difference is Russia is not as prone to media optics obsessions as the West.

      Who knows what a crispy critter in the road is caused by? Friendly fire? Legitimate exchange? Overreaction? Response to unseen threat? Jitters?

      Unless there is truly independent observation, the word of the barflies when Simpo, JezBo etc crank up the war groupie stories based on what their local stringer says through their translator is frankly laughable.

      Now idiots are getting all WW1/2 in analogy, forgetting all that has happened since.

      War is the usual condition. And these days the toys deployed are even more devastating.

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  20. Guest Who says:

    BBC getting excited running deleted tweets is… brave.

    Unless they do it selectively.

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  21. Up2snuff says:

    TWotWeeeee Watch #1 – oh yeah? Remind me, when do our wooden windmills date back to?

    Jonny ‘Staccato”s lead item for Sunday lunchtime was wind turbines. Just to burn a bit more CO2 at TellyTaxpayers’ expense, Jonny travelled way out west but not as far as somerton and Frome. He spoke to various people, mostly enthusiasts for modern windmills, one of whom enthusiastically said we need to embrace modern technology, or words to that effect, in order to have alternative, independent, energy sources of our own.

    Windmills = Wind turbines = several centuries worth of technology, maybe back to the 14th century in the UK!
    Photovoltaic cells = Solar Panels = 19th century invention!

    What ‘planet’ do these ‘renewables enthusiasts’ live on?

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  22. Up2snuff says:

    TWotWeeeee Watch #2 – energy rationing

    Let’s be clear about this, the Sucker in Charge of the Labour Party is against rationing energy in the UK. But on the other hand, he says it may be necessary to introduce energy rationing in the UK. Someone should remind the poor Sucker what the Labour Party record is on rationing, say, for example post-WW2 ?

    Electricity rationing could sink the BBC. Of course, the BBC would argue that they are a special case and that they and their staff should have unlimited supplies of electricity, petrol, diesel and rail and air travel.

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  23. Fedup2 says:

    Up2
    Unless things have changed – I think the BBC would be exempted from power cuts because of its status as ‘state broadcaster ( but which state?) ….
    Back in the 1970s I think I recall that the BBC was left alone ….

    Way things are going power cuts seem inevitable if power capacity is not maintained … and relying on any foreign state to provide power is just dumb ….

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Not so, Fed. If I recall correctly, the BBC – along with other TV broadcasters, er, broadcaster – stopped its transmissions at 10pm so we could all go to bed in the dark, with a candle or torch.

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  24. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news .. no much ..just a brief claim One of the pair of Hull ferries may no be back in service until April 23rd

    Today all 4 news prog staff were white.
    but then followed by Countryfile presented by a non-white team Anita Rani and Sean Fletcher

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  25. StewGreen says:

    Countryfile from Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park

    Anita Rani and Sean Fletcher
    – oyster farming ..he uses foreign disease resistant oysters to sell, sterile so they don’t overwhelm native species

    – Claire Marshall meets the farmers with Parkinson’s Disease who fear their condition could be linked to years of using a toxic herbicide paraquat (that is BBC’s opinion, it is still manufactured in the UK, the gov basically say it’s OK if you use
    PR for NGO’s like CountryManUK involved in legal cases against the manufacturer
    We got stuff like ‘ the first research found a link, but later research didn’t’
    #TrialByTelevision
    “Jon Heylings is giving evidence in legal action” He put forwarda conspiracy theory, that doesn’t mean he is not right.
    .. https://twitter.com/BBCMarshall/status/1509772117096734732

    – Anita abseils down a sea cliff to discover how best to protect the nesting spots of the thousands of sea birds that flock here.
    Guillemots etc. eg signs for climbers.

    -Duke of Edinburgh award prog for special school

    – Adam’s Exmoor ponies are in for a treat when a farrier gives them a pedicure and they meet a new stallion.

    – Sean meets the artist at pike pools,
    His art is on the annual fish licence

    – “The Cherish project Climate Change impact on heritage sites ”
    Patrick actually mentioned things that happened 500 years ago
    so pre manmade CO2.

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  26. taffman says:

    “Energy rationing not part of UK approach, minister says”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-60973234
    More importantly – how about abandoning the nonsensical Green Levy? It’s a pathetic attempt by our PM to stop the so called ‘global warming’. If this government does not act quickly, we will be heading for a recession.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman
      It’s already on the way – disposable income will disappear along with the savings some people made during covid .

      Add increasing interest rates to try and control inflation as well as the need for the `treasury to service the debt mountain and falling tax income and the end of 2022 looks pretty dire – unless of course putin goes and a more western looking Russia returns to civilisation – until the next time ….

      That’s my read anyway …

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      • taffman says:

        The only answer is to ditch the so called “Tory” Government and look to more pro-British parties such as UKIP and The Reform Party.

        We never voted for wrecking the economy , mass immigration and woke MPs in a woke party that maintains an archaic Telly Tax.

        Take note liberal Tory MPs, – your jobs are at risk !

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    • StewGreen says:

      Absolute BS tweet by Business Secretary Kwasi
      The cost per MWh delivered by a renewble heavy grid is high
      You can’t just deliver renewables to the consumer
      cos solar/wind need a backup
      So the cost a renewable heavy grid includes the cost of switching a gas plant on and off
      plus cost of cabling to far off wind turbines etc.

      A cost of a grid which doesn’t have renewables is lower
      but in addition you have account that each consumer benefits from the mining taxes paid on oil/coal/gas mining.

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      • tomo says:

        Kwarteng is trying to out-bonehead Grant Shapps and judging by his efforts, Grant’s crown is threatened….

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  27. StewGreen says:

    First item on Antiques Roadshow
    The black expert Ronnie Archer Morgan
    “Here we are with a 19th Century sculpture of a black person
    It’s wonderful isn’t it ?
    Do you see how the material lends itself to the skin of black people ?”

    Screenshot : https://twitter.com/nicky_doubleU/status/1510702520871661580

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    • StewGreen says:

      Jeez BBC have even put out a special video of that item
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0by38f7

      Oh and the ladies who brought along the black sculpture were also SELECTED for the audience game segment
      .. Wow it’s as if they work for the BBC.

      Now the prog has accidently found the medals of a 1926 Olympics FEMALE diver

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  28. StewGreen says:

    8pm BBC4 Much A Do about Nothing
    .. Is it traditional Shakespeare ?

    Nope, Afrofuturism version

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    • TrickCyclist says:

      Hello,
      Don’t really post here anymore but still lurking.

      StewGreen,
      Afrofuturism, eh? Haven’t heard of that before, any similarities with early 20th Century Italian art movement Futurism? Such as:
      “. . . war is defined as a necessity for the health of human spirit, a purification that allows and benefits idealism. Their explicit glorification of war and its “hygienic” properties influenced the ideology of fascism. The Futurist Party, for example, became part of the Combatto Fascisti before the latter’s assuming power.”
      https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/manifesto-of-futurism/

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  29. digg says:

    The Guardian warn us that some very clever doomsday people are being ignored at our peril.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/03/dire-warning-on-climate-change-is-being-ignored-amid-war-and-economic-turmoil

    Sorry all you deluded Climate freaks but a massive war in Europe, huge energy supply problems and the fact that we are all freezing in unseasonable spring/winter conditions just reveal all your bleating as the complete and utter crap it has always been.

    Just go away and eat a mung bean or something.

    Meanwhile civilians are being butchered in Ukraine or maybe there are no eco brownie points in that you twats!

    Then again a reduction in Ukraine consumers might have a positive effect on eco resources and global energy requirement graphs eh!

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    • StewGreen says:

      If the UK hadn’t suicided its Energy Independence
      by rushing to end fossil fuels an ban fracking
      then there is a good chance Putin would not have invaded
      so all those dead Ukrainians would still be alive.

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  30. Fedup2 says:

    Hey – nuclear power by 2050 – that’s only 28 years time – a true ‘can do ‘ attitude there …

    Time for a nice shiny new thread …

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  31. tomo says:

    Looks like some dimbo plods looking for notches on their truncheons at Manchester Airport

    TR in trouble again

    I wonder what sort of BS the plods fed the Mexicans….

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    • StewGreen says:

      So an officer garbs TR throws him around, and later says sorry ‘I got the wrong man’.

      Otherwise the article is the usual Stalinesque smear piece probably written from Hatey No Hopers PR material.
      The Mail have left comments open, but are premoderating them
      votes go 2,000 for TR, 500 against

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