378 Responses to Midweek 20 April 2022

  1. Scroblene says:

    Nigel Farage on great form on GBN yesterday!

    Broke the news on The Donald running in a couple of years!

    Great stuff!

    (BTW, First here, but second on the comment, as it was on yesterday’s podcast around 3.00am today…:0)


  2. Zephir says:

    Time the cat was out of the bag regarding China, something fundementally wrong with that government:

    China’s brutal Shanghai lockdown is worsening global supply chain crisis, retailers warn – as video shows bags full of cats ‘ready for slaughter in the city after their owners caught Covid’



    • MarkyMark says:

      Many people have wrongly assumed that political freedom would follow new economic freedoms in China and that its economic growth would have to be built on the same foundations as in the West. The authors suggest that those assumptions are rooted in three essentially false beliefs about modern China: (1) Economics and democracy are two sides of the same coin; (2) authoritarian political systems can’t be legitimate; and (3) the Chinese live, work, and invest like Westerners. But at every point since 1949 the Chinese Communist Party—central to the institutions, society, and daily experiences that shape all Chinese people—has stressed the importance of Chinese history and of Marxist-Leninist doctrine. Until Western companies and politicians understand this and revise their views, they will continue to get China wrong.



    • Greencoat says:

      That is one sick country – and I don’t mean Covid.


  3. Zephir says:

    Existential crisis for black people:

    Wild video shows black cop PUNCHING black BLM protester who lunged at him and called him a ‘pig’ during Pittsburgh rally



    • Mrs Kitty says:

      Because of the black cop on black protester attack they’re raising funds for the victim……………..that’s all the estate agents rubbing their hands again.


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC One and News Channel, Wednesday 24 June 2020
      We reported that George Floyd died “at the hands of white police officers.”

      George Floyd died after a police officer who is white knelt on his neck for more than seven minutes. Two of the other three police officers also in attendance are not white.




  4. Zephir says:

    And, by the way, for those not aware:

    BLM stands for “Buy Large Mansion”.


  5. Guest Who says:

    Usually I post the full text of the BBC Moaning Emole.


    PM’s apology sparks fury

    …I am still too busy laughing that they consider this news.


    • Guest Who says:

      Amol’s training centre has this:

      “Boris Johnson fails to win over Partygate critics with apology to Commons”

      Still laughable.


      • theisland says:

        Is anyone aware of a ‘furious’ Starmer making any pronouncements in the Commons at the time about inhumane Covid restrictions preventing people being with dying relatives at the height of the pandemic when these rules were in place? Were such utterances reported at the time by his fan club at the bBC.

        The sad tales he is now recounting are because fearful people were shamed into complying with wrongful, draconian measures. As far as I remember his side were pushing for even tougher policies and longer lasting controls in order to ‘save the NHS’, which they consider to be their own.

        The insensitive eating of cake did not cause these situations.


  6. AsISeeIt says:

    At times like these you find out who your cronies are

    The Times this morning carries the headline: ‘Vulnerable lie trapped as onslaught begins again

    But, dear reader, you’d be wrong to think this refers to the upcoming PM’s Question Time renewed opposition onslaught on Boris Johnson, for his having shortsightedly misled Parliament over him and his collegues’ strict adherance, or otherwise, to their own lockdown rules.

    As the Telegraph reminds us: ‘BBC more critical of No 10 than Putin‘ and the Daily Express observes: ‘What a waste of time! So much more is at stake‘ and that Times headline in fact refers not Boris and his supposed whoppers but to the vulerable civilians in Ukraine taking cover from the renewed Russian military onslaught.

    Antony Loyd for the Times begins his report as though he were Andy McNab updating his Bravo Two Zero or perhaps some screen treatment for a new Bruce Willis Die Hard sequel – what an opening line: ‘The woman in the wheelchair stranded alone on the sixth floor tilted her head to the sounds of bombardment

    She’s not in a wheelchair and one can’t say for sure whether Sheffield City Council has a sixth floor office for their chief executive or indeed whether council top brass up north are busy in the office or perhaps still working from home this Wednesday, but one wonders if Kate Josephs will tilt her head to BBC Radio 4’s upcoming coverage of the onslaught at PMQs? And think herself well out of the firing line.

    The chief executive of Sheffield City Council must resign over revelations that she hosted a lockdown party, a former leader of the council has said‘ (BBC March 2022)

    Woman who ‘wrote government Covid rules’ held ‘boozy’ party during Christmas restrictions. The Telegraph learns that ‘dozens’ of officials from the Cabinet Office’s Covid taskforce attended the event to mark Kate Josephs’ departure‘ (Telegraph)

    One distictly recalls the Prime Minister telling Parliament that if No 10 staff were found to have broken the rules there would be disciplinary action taken – there’s no reports of salaries docked or sackings or written warnings for civil servants… seems he may have misled Parliament there.

    And another thing…

    Digital identity: what the UK government needs to get right in One Login programme‘ (a debut appearance hereabouts for the sinisterly titled Global Government Forum) ‘The UK government has embarked on a new approach for efforts to develop a digital identify system that can be used to help access public services.

    And guess what…?

    Netflix loses subscribers for first time in more than 10 years… Netflix warned that more losses are coming, and it hinted it will start to crack down on account sharing as it pushes to sign up new members… The company is looking to advertising and getting revenues from customers who share accounts with family or friends‘ (BBC) – if only there were some way for corporations to individually identify internet users… and if only governments could be persuaded to help out their corporate cronies with this one.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Would think Britbox would like 200 million subscribers – Netflix is still better value for money anyday


    • Guest Who says:

      To that last, we were tempted to a slew of Bonds by the latest one being offered up for free on the home page.

      So far… so dire.

      Hard to imagine, but the Casino Royale with David Niven seemed more credible.

      Last night, the Morsel Of Daftness. Complete with a villain’s lair designed by the same people who the BBC reported upon as responsible for the third tower.

      The interim sacrificial staffer was now of color rather than gold. So far no rainbow techies. But frankly the new M seems to have pretty poor HR background checks so a decent sort may slip in eventually.

      We are erring on not watching any more.

      Top Gun 2, The Zimmer-15 years, sounds promising.


    • Up2snuff says:

      AISI, I see you haven’t spotted the Sun newspaper’s attempt this morning to tak us back to the days of future past. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-61170793


  7. andyjsnape says:

    Boris Johnson sorry for party as Labour calls apology a joke

    In the Have your say for the above link, the bbc cronies are out in force. I think most right minded people have given up on the bbc and dont bother commenting anymore

    World class news, again bBC change the subject


    • Thoughtful says:

      Personally I know Johnson is devoid of morals and unfit to be PM he has lied and cheated on many occasions, and I fear that his support for Ukraine is based on him receiving personal enrichment at a later date.

      We now see him trying to block a probe into whether he misled Parliament and I have to say why would someone innocent of the charges want to block the inquiry?

      Yes I know the Medja are out to get him and misusing their position in society, but for the good of the country and everyone in it he needs to go, and quickly too.


      • Guest Who says:

        Knowing this personally is awesome.

        But various parameters do apply, some of which you acknowledge.

        The primary one is #politicsoftheleastbad

        He is awful in near every way. Then look at the alternatives. And their histories.

        Bringing us to this forum.

        The media got him where he is in many ways. And will likely get him out in many others. Thereby getting in who, why, and how for what purpose?

        I have come across near zero critique of others doing the same, or worse. And I have heard actually zero on what others would do, thereby excusing them not being held to account on such minor details.

        So we get worse, in thrall of the current media, installed by the media, headed by the BBC.

        Like Sopes helped America get Sleepy and Heels Up.

        On the enforced tab of the TVL payer rather than the electorate.



  8. Flotsam says:

    BBC wheeling out as many Human interest hard luck Covid stories as possible to discredit Boris.


    • Guest Who says:

      Vox poppery is a major arrow in the bbc selective quiver of degrees of separation.

      How such folk are offered up, selected or purged from the mic and edit doubtless exempted for the purposes of propaganda.

      Certainly his leadership is questionable, but I err on those pointing out the sheer size of the No.10 and who is delegated to do what and failed it seems, without media concern or consequence.

      And then I look at those either side of Sir Keir, as selected by him to the approval of bbc £300k political editors. Or those who once sat behind, but now are still in the HoC, as independents based on skin colour and single digit IQs.


      • MarkyMark says:

        BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast
        BBC Radio 5 Live, Wednesday 3 January 2018

        During a phone-in on the programme a contributor, Danielle Tiplady was introduced as a staff nurse. We should have established and made clear on air that she was a political activist.




      • Guest Who says:

        ‘Gaslighting’ has been explained before, and the bbc leads the msm with this too.

        Interesting that in dismissing BoJo in passing Laura has created for me a new acronym, so apologies to all subsequent readers of infrequency or newness.


        Usual Suspects Of Outrage Trains, USoOTs, have entered the lexicon, as they do near every BBC Vox pop or studio, hourly. Or get ‘quoted’ or “quoted”. Depending.

        The first two letters offer opportunity when they presume to use ‘we’, as Vile does.


        • Fedup2 says:

          What is doxxing? Does ‘gaslighting ‘ mean telling lies ?

          What is a ‘meme ‘ ?

          Still don’t know – or care to know – what a ‘trannie ‘ is ….


          • Guest Who says:

            You should.

            Those that wish to control you embrace such techniques using, or decrying various new terms.

            Best to remain aware. Ostrich meat is on the menu now.


          • Foscari says:

            Fedup-” Gaslighting” is the most relevant . Because
            the BBC are at it all the time. They gaslight us into
            believing that the white indigenous population
            are guilty of being racists.
            They do this by hardly ever reporting on black on
            black crime. They want us to believe that it is
            always the police or the toreeees are really responsible
            for all the crime in the country. So they put all their
            effort into news stories concerning vile white
            scum on the ethnic community. UNTIL many believe
            that it is all their fault because they are white.
            You may not know that the term originates from
            the fourties film ” Gaslight” with Ingrid Bergman and
            Charles Boyer. Boyer wants his wife Bergman, to think
            that she has gone mad, so he can have her sectioned
            and take her wealth . So when she see the gaslight in
            her house flickering , which Boyer has instigated. He
            makes her believe that she is going mad because he
            tells her nothing of the kind is happening. The BBC
            wants to control our minds to make us believe we are
            racists. Until we believe it ourselves!
            To make it simpler ” Gaslighting” is when your wife
            tells you are guilty of something she says you are
            responsible for when you are not. But she goes on about
            it in such a persuasive way . That after awhile , you believe that you are guilty . And say sorry!!


            • Fedup2 says:

              Foscari – thank you – but it seems such an obscure word for an obscure film . I have always tried to follow the dictum ‘keep it simple ‘ and that term fails the test .

              It’s a bit like the use of nicknames ( eg ‘toenails – which is used here by some ) . Nicknames exclude those not ‘in the know ‘ .

              The same goes for abbreviations – ok – the more common ones are okay but then it descends into ‘world of anorak ‘- even the term ‘anorak ‘ may be an obscure term to some .

              I’m not dictating – I’m just observing QED OK ?


              • Guest Who says:

                Hardly obscure, and part of the modern lexicon.

                Good no dictating going on, and just opinion. A bit like The BBC does, repetitively. Telling often enough, for effect.

                Rather than fussing on stylistic irrelevancies that can be sidestepped, I prefer to err on facts and links about The BBC, given the site remit, and if BBC staff have appropriate nicknames from way back, their use still goes to their clear motivations.

                In the spirit of education, I should know and could easily find out in a few clicks, but… what does QED mean?


          • Northern Voter says:

            A trannie is a sannie*, that doesn’t know if its right or left.

            * Sannie, what we up north called a sandshoe, southern softies called them daps or pumps.


            • Fedup2 says:

              Thank you for attempting to clarify that meaning – I’m guessing it is along the line of ‘Nancy boy ‘ as used in the recent BBC series ‘it isn’t half hot -person of a binary nature self declaring as ‘mum’….


          • Up2snuff says:

            Fed, try the movie of the same name. Must be available to you somewhere. Charity shop video? Or you could just read the Wiki page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslight_(1944_film)


  9. MarkyMark says:

    Soon … 6724f7e5-83aa-4147-a651-0023d9a5c50a-717f4178-76b8-4071-9592-925fc17518d8


  10. andyjsnape says:

    Meet the cast of the new BBC comedy series

    bBC attempting to do “comedy”
    I bet it won’t be like when the bBC did do comedy, fawlty towers, two ronnies, porridge


    • R P McMurphy says:

      Will keep the canned laughter machine busy.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Published: 19 April 2022
      Written by Tom Basden and made by BBC Studios Comedy Productions, Here We Go follows the highs and lows of the Jessop family as they navigate a combination of life’s everyday challenges – changing careers, keeping the romance alive within a marriage, adopting a healthier lifestyle, kidnapping a dog, destroying a swimming pool and sabotaging a wedding.

      Having filmed his family’s disastrous attempt to carve out a holiday in the midst of the pandemic in the 2020 pilot episode, the series sees youngest son Sam continue to document the Jessop family across the year. Moving back and forward in time, each episode offers an intimate, observed and absurd exposé of a modern British family doing its best to support each other, if accidentally annoying everyone else in the process.

      Here We Go will air weekly on BBC One at 8.30pm from Friday 29th April and will also be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer.


  11. Fedup2 says:

    The BBC and the cost of living .

    Firstly – Nigel Farage – on GBNews – cites that 25% of energy bills is ‘green levy ‘ . He says that customers are paying for long term contracts for wind farms and solar farms and the like .
    Now I don’t know if this is right or – if the government has the power to ‘suspend ‘ all or part of this levy .

    But listening to ‘today ‘ – there seems a clash between approved doctrine – namely green crap – and the real problem of continuing increases in fuel bills .

    The BBC – as usual – reverts to the ‘vulnerable groups ‘ approved thought – that loads of welfare is thrown at the feckless and those incapable of being responsible for themselves ,

    The ordinary joe is just expected to pay their taxes and pay their increasing bills .

    But the BBC doesn’t talk about – say – a 20% reduction in fuel bills if a combination of ending VAT – cutting green crap and putting a windfall tax of energy firms – until such time as the UK is weened off of foreign energy imports .

    So we see hear the bias of the BBC failing to explain the options to reduce the hardship yet to be experienced by its ‘customers – purely because those in the BBC think global warming in 200 years is more important than the real hardship a lot of people are facing right now .

    Cancel your TVLicence DD today .


    • MarkyMark says:

      Green Levy ..

      A Guido co-conspirator sent in these pictures of eco-luvvie Emma Thompson sat in one of the 14 seats (2F) in the first class cabin, flying back on Friday night from London after telling us ‘We should all fly less’ and being the star appearance at the Extinction Rebellion protest against man-made climate change. A British Airways First Class Flexi-Ticket will set you back £18,000 and make you responsible for emitting 4 tonnes of carbon-dioxide…

      Guido’s co-conspirator on the flight reckons she dined on the beef carpaccio washed down by Laurent Perrier champagne. Bovine emissions will have to be added to her carbon offset account costs. British Airways will be pleased that the Corbyn-supporting Dame was clearly comfortable in First Class. She appears to have dismbarked off the plane at JFK in her dressing gown, slippers and pyjamas…


  12. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch

    The Conservative party put up a junior energy minister to talk about stuff . Our Justin sounded ‘interested ‘ which is unusual for him as he sounds bored most of the time …( I think he want the Kiev hotel roof gig ) …

    .. any way – it was a bad ( car crash ?) interview – basically – the Tory MP knew nothing about anything – totally hapless – if ever there was a sign that the ruling party is in trouble that was it .
    But for some reason our Justin showed said Tory loser fish ‘mercy ‘ and threw him back into the river . I’d have hit him on the head and used him as bait ….

    Earlier Robinson happily talked about how we should all get used to war ….. I thought my ears were playing up – but no – we need to tool up for war … plucky tommies on the outskirts of Moscow as the snow falls … circa 1942 – 2024 …..

    Sometimes – often – Robinson sounds like an arrested development 19 year old yapping about important stuff of which he has no real idea of the Real consequences – very 6th form – very BBC …


  13. digg says:

    Very incisive, sharp and accurate account of the state of the left in general and Labour in particular. By Robert Taylor In the Express this morning. Should be read by every BBC journalist.



    • Fedup2 says:

      I monitored pritti doing her thing in the commons yesterday afternoon . Wave after wave of opposition frothing over the stupid Rwanda plan .

      This morning the Scum Deputy Leader of the Opposition was on Today , she was asked about the ‘labour plan ‘.

      Her response was to ‘work with European partners ‘. There was no challenge to this ‘solution ‘. It was just accepted . So I will challenge it here

      1 – we have no ‘European partners ‘ just rivals at best or enemies at worst – like the French . Yes I really see them as enemies .

      2 it is not in European/ EU country interest to prevent or stop the channel invasion . Every third world head arriving in the UK – England – weakens it – and that helps the EU

      3 the EU is an enemy of Britain – so will do all it can to undermine the UK in anyway it can – along with supporter traitor enemies within – sitting mainly on the opposition benches and within the blue labour government party and media .

      None of 1-3 above would get a mention on the MSM or the likes of twitter .

      By the way – I would go for the ‘recycling ‘ angle – which everyone enthuses for – all the government is doing is recycling third world Africans of various hues back to Africa because the French enemy won’t take them or keep them .

      What I would do with them – as a deterrent – wouldn’t be accepted by a lot of people …. A clue – they wouldn’t set foot on English territory …


      • Fedup2 says:

        By the way – although I describe the Rwandan plan as ‘stupid ‘ pritti must show that she is doing something . The opposition will put every barrier in place to prevent one criminal from being deported …
        They will celebrate every day that a third worlder isn’t deported .

        It will become like the anti brexit campaign where we watched traitors in politics and the media trying everything – anything – to prevent our brexit ….
        I bet they even use the result of the coming local elections as evidence of ‘unpopularity ‘ of the Rwanda scheme …


        • Thoughtful says:

          The Tories have given a group of wanti deportation lawyers £17500 to challenge the policy, what does that tell you about their confidence in it?

          When the judges rules it illegal as the Tories really want they will blame the liberal judges and go back to business as usual hoping none of the sheeple will notice.


      • MarkyMark says:

        EU is a failed state as people are risking their lives to leave it for the UK? HA HA HA HA!


  14. Nibor says:

    Tony Blair must be excited by Priti Patel`s new Rwanda policy .
    He said Africa was a scar on the worlds conscience . With this new deal a state within Africa is being given a leg up .


    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘ scar on the worlds conscience’ – A ‘useless, useless’ £10million peace envoy: Blair slammed by Middle East leaders over role as negotiator
      Following end of his premiership Blair became the new Middle East envoy
      He was given a home, 12 members of staff and a fleet of armoured cars
      Living in Jerusalem he had access to private jet and expenses
      Brimming with confidence, he ignored the limitations imposed on his role

      PUBLISHED: 01:00, 1 March 2016


  15. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    On bbbc radio this morning, in between all the anti Boris bits they had someone on explaining how the situation in Donbas came about.

    They discovered coal there and the locals didn’t want to do the dirty work mining for it so they got loads of Russians in to do it.
    Sounds a bit familiar eh!

    Anyway, this led to a large number of Russians settling there, just as we have lots of places being taken over and no go areas here.
    Because of the high number of Russians there Putin sees it as a legitimate reason to take it.

    It makes me think, how long before some place such as Pakistan or Somalia has enough people in one area so that they also feel it belongs to them now.

    With hundreds of thousands arriving every year it’s a matter of when not if.

    I suppose the Indians, Māoris and Aboriginee’s felt secure in America, New Zealand and Australia until they were outnumbered.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Crowds turn out for first Shia procession in Blackburn post Covid restrictions
      29th August 2021


      Hundreds of people turned out for the first Shia procession since Covid restrictions were lifted.

      The march began this afternoon (Sunday August 29) at the Shia Islamic Centre on Preston New Road, making its way down Addison Street and along Devonport Road.

      It finished an hour later back at the Shia Islamic Centre. Roads were blocked in sections for set period of time so as not to cause significant traffic issues with volunteers from the community assisting police and traffic marshals.



      • G.W.F. says:

        A bit tame really. I like the ashura do with blood and serious flagellation.


        • MarkyMark says:

          Age restricted you tube video – not for 6 year old child brides?


        • StewGreen says:

          “the Shia Muslim rite of zanjeer zani — self-flagellation to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad”
          AFAIK it’s not a mainstream Muslim thing
          but rather something that a few sects do in some countries
          Although it’s mostly banned.

          It reminds me of the Tamil festival Thaipusam with it’s totally over the top piercing, like spears through your cheeks.
          It looks barbaric, but the wounds just heal pretty naturally.

          What is barbaric at Eid al-Adha (9-13 July 2022)
          “involves slaughtering an animal and sharing the meat in three equal parts – for family, for relatives and friends, and for poor”
          Sure an experienced farmer can make a good quick job of killing an animal, but often you see office workers buy an animal keeping it the apartment building a few days ..then come sacrifice time , they hack at it, cos they don’t know how to butcher properly.


  16. Fedup2 says:

    Today – I understand – sees the only debate between macron and Le pen . I know the outcome – Le pen had an awful time – she is not fit to be president – she is a putin puppet – macron won .

    Only approved female politicians are – approved ….


  17. MarkyMark says:

    It’s easy to envision a future government using this law to enforce dangerous woke language policing. This is a slippery slope…




    • Fedup2 says:

      Perhaps it is all George Orwell’s fault – he took the Stalin method and imported it to the west – now it is fuelled by the internet and 24 hour state propaganda …

      … by the way – the footage of the real false president of the US – dressed as an Easter Bunny – leading Biden away when he started to answer unscripted questions – didn’t get much – if any – coverage from the MSM ….


      • MarkyMark says:

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  18. MarkyMark says:

    “While in #Rwanda, happy to announce a 10M€ project to support efforts of the Government to receive and provide protection to about 1500 #refugees and asylum-seekers who are currently being held in detention centres in #Libya.”



    Gaddafi wants EU cash (£4bn) to stop African migrants {bbc.co.uk aug2010}

    “Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi says the EU should pay Libya at least 5bn euros (£4bn; $6.3bn) a year to stop illegal African immigration and avoid a ‘black Europe’.

    ‘We don’t know what will happen, what will be the reaction of the white and Christian Europeans faced with this influx of starving and ignorant Africans,’ Col Gaddafi said…

    He told them that Islam should become the religion of Europe and gave them free copies of the Koran, after he had lectured them for an hour on the freedoms enjoyed by women in Libya.”

    Aug 2010 … fast forward … Nov 2016

    Migrant crisis: Turkey (Erdogan) threatens EU with new surge (EU Tax Payers are paying Erdogan £2.6 billion) {bbc.co.uk nov2016}
    “Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that he will let hundreds of thousands of migrants travel on to Europe if pushed by the EU.

    ‘Listen to me: these border gates will be opened if you go any further,’ he warned the EU on Friday.”


  19. Fedup2 says:

    The BBC has branded Boris Johnson’s attacks on the corporation over its reporting of his new migrant policy as a “smokescreen” for ‘partygate’ and accused him of “attacking people he ought not to be attacking”.

    On Tuesday night, Boris Johnson accused the BBC and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, of being more critical of the plan to send migrants to Rwanda for processing than Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

    Speaking on Wednesday to Paul Scully, the business minister, the BBC’s Justin Webb described the Prime Minister’s comments as a “smokescreen” and questioned when he had “put his life on the line for the truth”.

    “[The Prime Minister] makes the point, or apparently made the point, to Conservative MPs that the BBC and the Archbishop were not focusing enough on Vladimir Putin,” he said.

    “I just wonder, can you come up with an occasion when Boris Johnson has put his life on the line for the truth as Jeremy Bowen has, as Lyse Doucet has, as Clive Myrie has?

    “It’s a smokescreen isn’t it? He is changing the subject and going on the attack and attacking people he really ought not to be attacking. That’s the truth of it isn’t it?”

    Mr Scully subsequently claimed he had not seen much of the BBC’s coverage of the Rwanda plan as he had been away over the Bank Holiday.

    “I think there is obviously a lot of talk about the Rwanda announcement over the Easter weekend, and I know [Johnson] was concerned about the Archbishop of Canterbury and the approach he took in his Easter sermon,” he said.

    “It is not something I can particularly comment on – his view on the BBC’s approach to Putin.”

    Mr Johnson told Conservative MPs on Tuesday night that the BBC and the Archbishop were “less vociferous” in their criticism of the Russian president than they were of plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.

    Addressing Tory backbenchers at a private meeting, he said the Rwanda deal was a good policy and claimed it had been “misconstrued” by the BBC and senior members of the clergy.

    Responding to the Prime Minister’s accusations a spokesman for the Archbishop of Canterbury said he would continue to speak out about the plan for “moral and ethical reasons”.

    He added: “Speaking on Question Time this month, Archbishop Justin Welby said rulers responsible for war crimes in Ukraine would be held to account by God.

    “He has described Russian atrocities as the ‘obscene killing of God’s precious children’ and said those leading Russia’s war of aggression must ‘rediscover their humanity’…

    “”Meanwhile both archbishops, along with many other faith leaders, are gravely concerned by proposals to send migrants overseas. They will continue to speak out against these plans on moral and ethical grounds.”

    John Bingham, a senior Church of England official, called the Prime Minister’s attack on the Archbishop of Canterbury “a disgraceful slur”.

    The archbishop raised “serious ethical questions” about the policy in his Easter Sunday address and said it cannot “stand the judgement of God”.

    In the sermon, the archbishop said “subcontracting out our responsibilities, even to a country that seeks to do well, like Rwanda, is the opposite of the nature of God who himself took responsibility for our failures”.ENDS


  20. MarkyMark says:

    Archbishop of Canterbury calls for radical economic reform {bbc.co.uk sep2017}
    “The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, says Britain’s economic model is broken, as the gap between the richest and poorest parts of the UK widens.”

    … meanwhile …

    Church of England made stunning 17% return on investments in 2016 {theguardian may2017}
    A focus on ethical investing has long been part of the body’s mandate, although some of its investment picks have still provoked debate. In 2012, it sold its shares in Rupert Murdoch’s media group after the phone-hacking scandal. However, the following year the church’s pension fund was found to have taken an indirect stake in controversial payday lender Wonga, while it has also invested in areas of finance that many view as contentious such as hedge funds.

    … the above Church Investments do not include members Tithes ….

    How Much Should I Tithe? – While it is true that the word tithe literally means “10 percent,” the Israelite tithe in the Old Testament Law was the expectation of actually “giving 10 percent of one’s increase from crops grown in the land of Israel or cattle that feed off the land of Israel.” {todayschristianwoman.com jan2015}

    The Vatican Bank has $8 billion in assets {money.cnn sep2015}

    “We are failing those who will grow up into a world where the gap between the richest and poorest parts of the country is significant and destabilising.” – Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby


    The Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr Rowan Williams) says the adoption of certain aspects of Sharia law in the UK “seems unavoidable”. {bbc.co.uk feb2008}

    Dr Williams argues that adopting parts of Islamic Sharia law would help maintain social cohesion (2008).

    Last month (jan2008), the Bishop of Rochester, the Right Reverend Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, said some places in the UK were no-go areas for non-Muslims (2008).

    Dr Williams said it was “not at all the case that we have absolute social exclusion”.

    – And Christopher Hitchens’ thoughts on this …

    To Hell With the Archbishop of Canterbury {slate.com feb2008}

    In the midst of this dismal verbiage and euphemism, the plain statement—”There’s one law for everybody and that’s all there is to be said”—still stands out like a diamond in a dunghill. It stands out precisely because it is said simply, and because its essential grandeur is intelligible to everybody. Its principles ought to be just as intelligible and accessible to those who don’t yet speak English, in just the same way as the great Lord Mansfield once ruled that, wherever someone might have been born, and whatever he had been through, he could not be subject to slavery once he had set foot on English soil.



  21. MarkyMark says:

    2018 … He (Welby) mocked the demise of Wonga, which went into administration in August, and said he dreamed of governments putting food banks out of business and of empty night shelters.
    Church of England ends Wonga investment
    Published11 July 2014
    Church of England to sell its £20m Russian holdings

    And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.


  22. MarkyMark says:



  23. MarkyMark says:

    Prince Harry says he is making sure the Queen is protected
    By Adam Durbin
    BBC News

    Published2 hours ago



    • BRISSLES says:

      Another slap in the face for his family. Why would he think she IS’NT protected ? So he says he wanted to ensure “she had the right people around her” – if he was in my family and lived abroad for most of the time I’d tell him to f…k off !

      Could he become even more absurd and irrelevant ?


  24. MarkyMark says:

    Same Gov over 16 years …

    Rotherham child abuse scandal: 1,400 children exploited, report finds
    Published26 August 2014



    • StewGreen says:

      The magnitude of the Rotherham rape gangs is more than just a count of the victims and number of rapes
      but that 1,400 number has risen
      Feb 2018
      \\ The number of potential victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has risen to more than 1,500, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.
      A report published in 2014 estimated 1,400 children were abused in the South Yorkshire town between 1997 and 2013.
      The NCA, which is carrying out an independent inquiry, said the figure had risen to 1,510 and that at least 1,300 were female.//


  25. BRISSLES says:

    I watch GB News most of the time, but there are flaws. I’ve noticed on several occasions that an Economist (Vasiliki Kourmouzi) is on air giving her advice and comments. She is better known to us as Vikki Price convicted felon.


  26. Up2snuff says:

    TWat0 Watch #1 – in which the BBC play their trump card

    MPs panel surprisingly absent from the programme despite the return of Parliament yesterday and PMQs today. Instead, there was a little relief from Westminster obsessions (will post later on Sarah being scurrilous) in a discussion on tonight’s Presidential Election debate in France. Instead of remaining neutral and just reporting, the BBC instead try to influence the millions of French living mostly in London and who may well be voting on Sunday to choose the next President for France.

    The BBC play their trump card or should I put it more accurately, the BBC play their Donald J Trump Card and try to claim via their three contributors that Marine Le Pen is in Vladimir Putin’s pocket. Disgraceful, BBC. That is so passé, so 2016. It doesn’t wash with the UK listening public and may not work with the French listening public – should they be listening to BBC R4 this lunchtime. The problem for the BBC is that Joe Biden was elected to the Presidency thanks to the Wuflu, he and his family are known to have links with China, Russia and Ukraine and smearing LePen with the claim she is in Putin’s pocket and will create a power axis of China, Russia and France, should she win the Presidency, may not cut it with those French entitled to vote on Sunday.

    Bad move, BBC. Throw in your hand, you are already losing the rubber. You are a lot of points down.


  27. andyjsnape says:

    Scottish National Investment Bank boss paid £117,500 after quitting

    Reports the bBC


    Reports the guardian, kettle black


  28. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #2 – snidey Sarah takes a swipe …

    … at Boris. There are all sorts of claims made about Boris Johnson. He is a womaniser: that is true. He is disorganised: that is also true. He has messed up hair and it reflects the brain beneath: that is likely to be true. But JustRemainIn Webb’s favourite newspaper, the Daily Star, calls Boris Johnson a cheat and a liar. The leader of Her Majesty’s loyal Opposition, the Sucker who won leadership of the Labour Party infers (cannot state that due to a Parliamentary convention) that the PM is a liar. The latest additional attack on the PM is over his comments about the Archbishop’s political speech (a.k.a Easter ‘sermon’) and a reference to Ukraine and the BBC’s coverage of ‘the Rwanda Plan’ to prevent deaths in the English Channel and to put people traffickers out of business.

    Sarah manages to invite on a Conservative MP who was at a meeting last night where the PM is alleged to have said things about Justin Welby and alleged to have said things about the BBC. Said MP, sorry forgotten name, made it clear one report about what the PM said was correct, the other was not. Sarah’s final sign off on that interview was: “Thank you for confirming the reporting was correct.”

    That is not what the Conservative MP said at all.


  29. Zephir says:

    I suspect the bbc will soon be subject to mass absenteeism..

    After creaming their panties for weeks over partygate the inevitable postcoital depression will hit hard.


    • Doublethinker says:

      Yes and No. They probably won’t get rid of Boris but they have damaged him in the eyes of many voters. As David Starkey said it’s very unfair that politicians get reprimanded but the civil servants involved get off Scot Free. But the civil servants are members of the Blob and Boris isn’t.
      The BBC , Financial Times, Guardian, Times , Sky etc are playing the same long game that the US MSM did with Trump, serve up scandal ,dirt everyday for four years and sway a lot of voters plus force the President to focus on defending himself rather than doing what he was elected to do. It doesn’t matter if months years after the accusations are made they are proved to be outright lies the damage has been done.
      I know that the credibility of the MSMis crumbling but they still influence millions of voters , sadly you can’t overestimate the nativity of some voters. It is these voters who are the target audience for the MSM. At present even the anti democrats would rather get as many votes as possible to make the job of Dominion as easy. Rigging the US election was a big ask even for Dominion and it very nearly went wrong. Admittedly in a few years time they won’t need to worry about elections at all.


  30. MarkyMark says:

    No flights from Rwanda yet ….


  31. MarkyMark says:

    A Rwandan court has sentenced a Chinese national for torture after a video showed him beating men tied on a tree.

    The court on Tuesday sentenced Sun Shujun to 20 years in prison, a journalist who attended the court session told the BBC.

    A Rwandan man said to be his employee was also sentenced to 12 years in jail for abetting torture.



  32. MarkyMark says:

    Rwanda …Walk into a bar and try to start up a controversial debate, and you will be shut down – and there is every likelihood your behaviour will be reported to the authorities.


    “It does look like the Switzerland of Africa but it is an extremely repressive and frightening country,” Michela Wrong, author of a recent book on Rwanda called Do Not Disturb, told the BBC.


  33. digg says:

    If you are feeling jaded by the onslaught of woke pressure from every angle including feminism, gays, trans-folk etc. you better get ready for another grudge group.

    A university professor in the states wants us all to stop telling good looking people with nice figures etc. that they look good. This is to become a cancelled gesture because it leads to the denigration of ugly or fat people.

    In fact, Fat Lives Matter!


  34. MarkyMark says:

    Glasgow University’s ‘bold’ move to pay back slave trade profits
    By Hannah Capella
    BBC News

    Published23 August 2019


  35. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Three’s Brickies: ‘I earn more bricklaying than my friends who went to uni’
    Bricklaying is sometimes seen as a “man’s job” or menial work according to some in the trade. But these young brickies are proud of their career, and want to change the negative perceptions

    Thea de Gallier
    14 April 2022



  36. MarkyMark says:

    Woke generation need help with everything ….

    How to masturbate
    A guide to dating your Down Under

    Catherine Murnane
    25 February 2021



    “Starting at the base of the vagina, lightly drag your fingertip at a snail’s pace towards the clitoris. Make sure you don’t put your finger in too deep at this point, as you want to avoid touching the urethra.”


  37. MarkyMark says:

    Prince Harry says Diana remains a constant presence
    By Sean Coughlan
    Royal correspondent

    The Duke of Sussex has spoken of his feelings about the “constant” presence of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

    “I feel her presence in almost everything that I do now,” Prince Harry told a US television interview.

    Speaking at the Invictus Games, he also talked about how much he enjoyed the “chaos” of fatherhood.

    Meghan Markle screamed at servants at her and Harry’s Kensington Palace home, where staff called her ‘Duchess of Difficult:’ book


  38. MarkyMark says:

    Feel sorry for her …

    I’m anxious about menopause – Nicola Sturgeon
    Published35 minutes ago


  39. MarkyMark says:

    Their situation has been complicated by rising competition between India’s start-ups to deliver food and groceries within 10 minutes.

    “While using software [to run food apps], they have begun to treat us as software too,” one driver says.


  40. Guest Who says:


    This ‘look into’ more or less than an ‘investigation’?

    That remedial house of juvenile clowns is beyond parody now.

    MPs are just overpaid stenographers shuttling paper between short term ministers and constituents, with both they and said ministers utterly constrained and controlled by unaccountable civil servants, existing mostly to give ideological media ratings fodder.

    Yet the likes of Laura K and Toenails treat it with shock and awe still.


    • Guest Who says:

      This might sting a bit Chez Hero of the Rooftops:

      Krankie’s Gusset

      I don’t know about the other two but Clive Myrie ‘risking’ his life, give me a break. He appears in front of a camera to read a prepared script in front of a camera in a safe place. He’s not ducked down in a fox hole embedded with the Ukraine army. He is probably as safe reporting from Ukraine as in some parts of Londonistan.


  41. Thoughtful says:

    There is far too much information to post here. but I can tell readers that responsibility for the Ukraine invasion without a shadow of a doubt lies squarely with the worst President the USA has ever had, Barak Obama.

    For those wanting to do a little research start with the name Victoria Nuland Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

    The more I read the more convinced I am that the Democrat party was utterly corrupted before the Biden crime family took the leadership, and that this was just another member carrying on what had been going on under Obama for a long time.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I disagree that the Biden crime family took control- it was and is the Obama crew running the show and fixing the next election . The whole US establishment is ‘bought ‘ .

      But I’m surprised Biden is still alive …. Just too many gaffs .


  42. Guest Who says:

    Rather missing Sopes, BS and, of course their US political fact checker Springster. It might be worth seeing if their fave US paper is correct.


  43. Guest Who says:

    He is correct.

    The combination of The Mirror and that poisonous little ex-BBC goblin could not be more obvious.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Marr is awful but then so is Foggy who is defending the indefensible.

      Ignorance of the law is no defence, and when it comes to being the person who put these rules / laws onto the statute book then he damn well should have known exactly what they were about.

      Foggy is a fool for claiming that the law applies equally to everyone when it clearly favours the Left and the BAME, over the White and the right.
      He should look at how much better ‘justice’ Angela Rayner has received compared to anyone on the right when people have been given stiff sentences for merely criticising her, while those who have made death threats have never even been brought to book.


    • Jeff says:

      This is now just getting pitiful…

      I was totally against lockdowns almost from the beginning, it was the likes of Andrew Marr and his ghastly cohorts at the BBC, Sky and ITV that continually goaded the PM to increase them.

      We all knew the questions that Laura, Beth and that ludicrous scarecrow on ITV would ask before they did. “Why didn’t you lockdown earlier, harder and longer?” None of these twats ever asked “Is lockdown really the answer?” Never!

      The bloody media were instrumental in foisting these useless and damaging lockdowns on us. Now it’s a case of one-upmanship in the “My father/granny/aunt/uncle died while Boris ate cake”.

      FFS, give it a bleedin’ rest…


    • Northern Voter says:

      Excuse me, does he not mention his father was a member of the Scottish Church. Did his father die in Scotland? Boris has no rule over covid North of the border. Why is he not berating Ms Krankie?


  44. Guest Who says:

    Exempted. Apparently.

    Next, GazNev ram raiding an Ann Summers?


  45. Deborah says:

    This post is not about the rights and wrongs of having a covid vaccination. According to the gov.uk website nearly 100,000 had their first jab in the last 7 days. It makes me wonder who they were. Surely we didn’t have that number of unvaccinated asylum seekers arrive in the last 7 days, or people from abroad coming to work for the NHS. Can I assume that nearly 100,000 people who have resisted vaccinations up till now, suddenly woke up one morning and thought, ‘I will go and have the jab today’. My other thought is that people holidaying in the U.K. have walked into vaccination centres to get the jab for free. Anyone else have any suggestions?


  46. Sluff says:

    In our topsy-turvy woke Leftoid world, the M25 has been closed for over ONE DAY because of a cooking oil spillage.

    Motorists are stuck for hours, often without food, water, or toilets, and the authorities absolutely don’t give a stuff.

    It’s as if there is secret delight among the government that car users are ‘getting what they deserve’ and the eco- lunatics and the ER nutters don’t have to do anything’ .

    Utter madness. This is a way to get the economy going? A transport system with no resilience whatever.
    Where are you, Grant Shapps?
    Too busy attending a (remote) cycling lanes meeting, I’ll wager.


  47. Guest Who says:

    Someone mentioned this and, yes, it is real.


  48. Fedup2 says:

    I wish I’d shorted Netflix – if I followed the adage ‘go woke go broke ‘ I’d be quids in .

    I gave up on Netflix about a year ago after using it for maybe a year . I could see the target audience – woke kidults – who I assume – by prejudice – happily share their passwords ….

    … I wonder if there is room for an upmarket streamer for adults ?