255 Responses to Weekend 23 April 2022

  1. tomo says:

    The viral promotion is building and there’s f-all “the Democrats” can do to deflect it….

    If only one of the “new” UK parties could generate this sort of enthusiasm? – gawd knows there’s enough ammo.



    • MarkyMark says:

      Spending the most glorious #StGeorgesDay with
      and the good people of Morley ahead of tomorrow’s parade. The sneering
      called Morley the most patriotic town in England. Which is exactly why
      is here. We are somewhere people.


    • G says:

      But we don’t have a Trump…………….


      • tomo says:

        We have few pols with anything resembling a spine (preferably connected to a working brain)


        • MarkyMark says:

          2017 …..

          I believe, in my opinion, that we have looked for greatness in the mundane. Trying to make everyone winners, means we all lose. Irony in the most profound sense.

          Lets take a quick look at who is empowered in the world … this list is not exhaustive, but gives you a good indication of what the World’s political landscape looks like …

          Canada Justin Trudeau sets World Record In avoiding questions – 18 Times – wastes everyone’s time in Parliament

          We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men.

          Mugabe (President of Zimbabwe since 1987) farts at summit (has also been found sleeping in Parliament, he was 89 years at the time, still holding onto power at 93)

          Krystyna Pawlowicz, a Polish MP from the ruling Eurosceptic PiS party, has written a letter to Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the European Commission), accusing him of “alcohol dependency” … Juncker apparently took a nap in the Vatican during the celebration of the EU’s 60th anniversary

          Diane Abbott (Shadow Home Secretary – UK Security) not read a major report (Harris Report) on London Attacks. Won her seat with 75% in GE2017.

          Now go and read or watch some of these people …

          Douglas Murray, Thomas Sowell, Andrew Breitbart, Carl Sagan, Thomas Paine, Christopher Hitchens, George Orwell, Mark Steyn, Trey Gowdy.

          “We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men. (link opens video)“



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  3. taffman says:

    Perhaps it explains why she can’t see any bias in the BBC ?


  4. MarkyMark says:

    Andrew Breitbart Confronts Hateful Protesters At Right Nation 2010


  5. G says:

    Not wishing to be outdone by his fellow Marxist in the White House who is about to lift Title 42 thus enabling many more millions of “Refugees” into the US, our Boris will now be overseeing the importation of many hundreds of thousands of Rwandan’s into the UK. Judging by the assumed medical conditions of all in sundry will this herald the end of the NHS and of greater importance, the UK as a whole? It will certainly mean you moving many more steps back in the already long queue to see a specialist. I imagine our enemy, the Government, will think, ‘hopefully they will die before reaching the front of the queue’.


    • MarkyMark says:



      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        I wouldn’t worry half of Africa will be here in the UK by 2050, at the latest, and by 2100 the entire world will be a dystopian hellhole, where half a cockroach is a luxury meal.


        • MarkyMark says:

          Anjem Choudary: Radical preacher’s public speaking ban to be lifted
          Published18 July 2021



        • theisland says:

          The UN/EU have already redirected ‘refugees’ to Rwanda as part of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM).
          The majority of these (67%) were from Niger, Egypt, Sudan and Chad. See here.
          Is the global plan to ‘redirect’ them again (as the most ‘vulnerable’) to us under the terms of Priti’s agreement with Rwanda?


          • G says:


            A zoo is a facility in which animals are housed within enclosures, cared for, displayed to the public, and in some cases bred for conservation purposes.”

            Come, let me take you first to our Bradford enclosure, then Londonistan……….


  6. MarkyMark says:

    Amazon, which is the largest cloud provider, is notoriously secretive about the precise locations of its data centers. While a few are publicly tied to Amazon, this is the exception rather than the norm. More often, Amazon operates out of data centers owned by other companies with little indication that Amazon itself is based there too or runs its own data centers under less-identifiable subsidiaries such as VaData, Inc. In some cases, Amazon uses pseudonyms to obscure its presence. For example, at its IAD77 data center, the document states that “Amazon is known as ‘Vandalay Industries’ on badges and all correspondence with building manager”.



  7. MarkyMark says:

    On Monday, Saudi Arabia celebrated the beheading of its 100th prisoner this year. The story was nowhere to be seen on Arab media despite the story’s circulation on wire services. Even international media was relatively mute about this milestone compared to what it might have been if it had concerned a different country. How does a story like this go unnoticed?

    Today’s release of the WikiLeaks “Saudi Cables” from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs show how it’s done.

    The oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its ruling family take a systematic approach to maintaining the country’s positive image on the international stage. Most world governments engage in PR campaigns to fend off criticism and build relations in influential places. Saudi Arabia controls its image by monitoring media and buying loyalties from Australia to Canada and everywhere in between.

    Documents reveal the extensive efforts to monitor and co-opt Arab media, making sure to correct any deviations in regional coverage of Saudi Arabia and Saudi-related matters. Saudi Arabia’s strategy for co-opting Arab media takes two forms, corresponding to the “carrot and stick” approach, referred to in the documents as “neutralisation” and “containment”. The approach is customised depending on the market and the media in question.

    “Contain” and “Neutralise”
    The initial reaction to any negative coverage in the regional media is to “neutralise” it. The term is used frequently in the cables and it pertains to individual journalists and media institutions whose silence and co-operation has been bought. “Neutralised” journalists and media institutions are not expected to praise and defend the Kingdom, only to refrain from publishing news that reflects negatively on the Kingdom, or any criticism of its policies. The “containment” approach is used when a more active propaganda effort is required. Journalists and media institutions relied upon for “containment” are expected not only to sing the Kingdom’s praises, but to lead attacks on any party that dares to air criticisms of the powerful Gulf state.

    One of the ways “neutralisation” and “containment” are ensured is by purchasing hundreds or thousands of subscriptions in targeted publications. These publications are then expected to return the favour by becoming an “asset” in the Kingdom’s propaganda strategy. A document listing the subscriptions that needed renewal by 1 January 2010 details a series of contributory sums meant for two dozen publications in Damascus, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Kuwait, Amman and Nouakchott. The sums range from $500 to 9,750 Kuwaiti Dinars ($33,000). The Kingdom effectively buys reverse “shares” in the media outlets, where the cash “dividends” flow the opposite way, from the shareholder to the media outlet. In return Saudi Arabia gets political “dividends” – an obliging press.



    • Thoughtful says:

      People here can tell you why. It’s so they don’t have to pay a ha’penny every decade, and they say that if Saudi is prepared to pay our poorly paid politicians then they are fully prepared to put up with the consequences.

      Unfortunately this is not true because they constantly moan about the consequences such as Islamisation, gang rapes, Islamic Jihad, but when presented with the alternative go straight backto “islam is best”.

      And so here you are yet again outlining the consequences of poor pay and the inevitable corruption that results. Make your mind up as to what is the right course, stop this by paying politicians realistic amounts, or resign yourself to never ending Saudi dominance.


      • MarkyMark says:

        “pay our poorly paid politicians” – working to make your country great?


        . Employment and earnings
        Payments received via the London Speaker Bureau, 235 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SF:
        24 September 2019, received £32,118.67 from the Chicago Board Options Exchange, 400 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA, for a speech at their Annual Risk Management Conference in Munich. Hours: 30 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 30 October 2019)
        4 October 2019, received £54,000 from P20 Inc (promotion of global co-operation in payment systems’ regulation and cyber security), 1180 West Peachtree NW, Suite 1800, Atlanta GA 30309, USA, for attendance at the Global Payments (P20) Conference in London and participation in a moderated dialogue. Hours: 8 hrs including preparation. (Registered 01 November 2019)


        • Fedup2 says:

          Thoughtful runs a constant campaign on this site to pay politicians more … thoughtful has never admitted or denied a personal financial interest in more money for politicians .
          I think it’s time thoughtful declared .

          I say – there is never a shortage of politicians – of any type or level of corruption – their msy be one or two actually interested in the well being of constituents – particularly the taxpayer version – but these are truly exceptional . The rest are overpaid self serving rubbish of differing brands .

          Just look at what they have done to Britain .


          • Thoughtful says:

            I have no interest other than the elimination of corruption in high office.
            There is never a shortage of politicians because they know they can get their snouts into the Saudi trough, and that’s the whole point!

            Winston Churchill paid the equivalent of £500K pa you would now tell us that he was paid three times too much and we could have surrendered to Germany for a third the cost of a Prime Minister.

            You and I both see the absolute dross in parliament, people who have failed in life but see politics as a career, I say we pay more than the lowest possible amount, stop the corruption, and get some talent in office, you say pay the least amount possible, alow corruption to flourish and accept the dearth of talent on offer.

            If it was payment by results I have to say Johnson would be paying us, but when a succesful footsie 100 director can earn an average of £3 million a year, and the highest at close to £16 million it gives you some idea of the gulf between rewards in business and politics.


      • MarkyMark says:

        “stop this by paying politicians realistic amounts” – how much would you say would be good for a politician? Performance based?



        Home Office loses track of more than 600,000 people who should have left country, finds immigration watchdog
        UK border checks branded ‘shambolic’

        May Bulman
        Social Affairs Correspondent
        Thursday 29 March 2018


        • Thoughtful says:

          That’s the civil service and their bosses are paid more than the Prime Minister who isn’t paid much at all.


      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        “Poorly paid politicians”?!

        I’d do quite a few things I wasn’t proud of for £82K +VERY GENEROUS expenses ++++ pa… double it and I’d do even worse things… just saying.

        Look, I’m a very highly qualified engineer, in a specialist field, with 30 years experience, at the top of my game and sought after. Honestly, I’m not badly paid compared to many, but I’ll never make anything like £80K – not in the UK anyway, the US, Germany, Aus, a dozen other countries, yes, but here… never.

        What do you think people earn? I mean real people, doing real jobs, not those with family money and BBC ‘celebs’?!

        Incompetant – definitely! Corrupt – most certainly! Criminal – I suspect in many cases, absolutely! But, underpaid – no, never.


      • Nibor says:

        Who are these budding politicians who would leave one field of work to become MPs if they are paid more ?


  8. MarkyMark says:

    The cables reveal that the government employs a different approach for its own domestic media. There, a wave of the Royal hand is all that is required to adjust the output of state-controlled media. A complaint from former Lebanese Prime Minister and Saudi citizen Saad Hariri concerning articles critical of him in the Saudi-owned Al-Hayat and Asharq Al-Awsat newspapers prompted a directive to “stop these type of articles” from the Foreign Ministry.

    This is a general overview of the Saudi Foreign Ministry’s strategy in dealing with the media. WikiLeaks’ Saudi Cables contain numerous other examples that form an indictment of both the Kingdom and the state of the media globally.



  9. MarkyMark says:

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears to have been outed as not caring
    one whit about your privacy – a jarring admission, considering how much
    of our personal data Facebook owns, not to mention its plans to become
    the web’s central repository for our preferences and predilections.

    Also interesting is how this came about: Not in a proper article, but in
    a Tweet by Nick Bilton, lead technology blogger for the New York Times`
    Bits Blog, based on a conversation he says was “off the record” and
    which he may have confused with “not for attribution.”

    “Off record chat w/ Facebook employee,” begins Bilton’s fateful tweet.
    “Me: How does Zuck feel about privacy? Response: [laughter] He doesn’t
    believe in it.”


    Zuckerberg’s apparent disregard for your privacy is probably not reason
    enough to delete your Facebook account.



  10. tomo says:

    Boris + FPNs

    A bit like one local MP (Danny Kruger) putting the £3500 leccy bill for his constituency dwelling on expenses.


    • MarkyMark says:

      I had to pay £4,000 of Boris Johnson’s parking tickets
      Some have compared the prime minister’s party fine to nothing worse than a parking penalty. Well, he racked up plenty of those working for me, writes a former editor of GQ
      Dylan Jones
      Saturday April 23 2022, 6.00pm, The Sunday Times

      Ihired Boris Johnson to be my motoring correspondent in May 1999. I took him to Le Caprice for lunch and offered him £1 a word for a monthly 1,000-word column in the magazine I’d just become editor of, GQ. We sat at the corner table, the one Princess Diana always used to have, and as Boris furiously made his way through the bang bang chicken, he accepted like a shot.

      “What a wizard idea,” he said, looking, rather alarmingly, like Doc Brown from the Back to the Future films. “This is going to be a lot of tremendous fun.”



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      (Registered 04 November 2021)



  11. tomo says:

    Posted for no reason beyond I was amused


  12. digg says:

    We are living through a massive left wing lies and distortion period. A thing that the BBC support with all their heart. The left wing have never before had any serious power, the only time they thought they did was back in the days when they could tout the abysmal Harold Wilson or the equally awful Callaghan.

    A brief and disastrous combo of Blair and Brown followed.

    The public saw through that and booted them out.

    So BBC don’t get too excited about a party or two or a bit of cake bringing back a public appetite for another socialist leader.

    They have all proved their total inability to do anything good for this country.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Sigh … %2Fmethode%2Ftimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2Fbin%2Fcba961d0-e3f1-11ea-aee8-62a7303714dc.jpg?crop=1500%2C1000%2C0%2C0


    • G says:


      Problem is, is the long period between the public recognising the problem and, booting them out. Look no further than the damage being wreaked by the Dems in the US. How ever Trump can reverse that, I have no idea. Same here, Billy Bunter has proven himself contemptuous of the public/voter and / or any Manifesto. While he is in place he can continue the chaos in the knowledge that it can never be unravelled in the future.

      The other main problem is, the UK is stuck in the two-party system. Forever playing ping-pong.


  13. MarkyMark says:

    From 4 December 2019, payments for my speaking engagements speeches are made, via Washington Speakers Bureau, 1663 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (a speaking agency) to the Office of Theresa May Limited, of 1 Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3AX. These sums are used to pay employees, maintain my ongoing involvement in public life and support my charitable work. From 1 September 2020 until further notice the Office of Theresa May Ltd pays me £85,000 a year for speaking engagements, with an expected commitment of 24 hours a month. I consulted ACoBA about these arrangements. (Registered 10 January 2020; updated 08 October 2020)


    22 March 2022, received approx. £404,800 for six speaking engagements from Cambridge Speaker Series of One Berry Lane, PO Box 1388, Ross, California 94957. The payer also provided me and a staff member with accommodation valued at approximately £3,400, plus non-taxable expenses including flights. Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 19 April 2022)


  14. MarkyMark says:

    We need to close down the Confucius Institutes. They are agencies of a hostile state through the United Front Work Department—an organisation that we in this House have grown used to in recent days because of the works of Christine Lee, who we were all warned about. We have got used to the actions that it has been taking in seeking influence, in the most extraordinary propaganda operation that the world has ever seen, and we have got used to the pernicious effect on our own community.


    (Citation: HC Deb, 10 February 2022, c1130)


    Earlier, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee rightly raised Confucius Institutes. Members may not know that the country with the highest number of Confucius Institutes per head of population is Scotland.


    Scottish Government
    The Confucius Institute for Scotland was fortunate to receive the support of the Scottish Government when first established in 2007. The establishment of the Institute chimed with the ambition of the Scottish Government to develop more strategic engagement with China. Since 2008 the Scottish Government has evolved and updated its Plan for Engagement with China. The Institute’s focus on education, business and culture is helping to deliver the ambition for Scotland expressed in the current 5 year plan while the increase in the number of Institutes in Scotland to five means that Scotland has one of the highest densities of Confucius Institutes in the world.



  15. MarkyMark says:

    This week Mr Javid told MPs services in this area were too affirmative and narrow, and “bordering on ideological”.
    In this broader sense, political Islam includes the nationalization of Islamic institutions and personnel under state ministries and the use of Islamic references in law and national education.


  16. MarkyMark says:

    Earl and Countess of Wessex: Why Grenada wanted to talk to royals about slavery

    Many societies throughout history have practised slavery, and Muslim societies were no exception.

    It’s thought that as many people were enslaved in the Eastern slave trade as in the Atlantic slave trade.


  17. MarkyMark says:

    How are you today? Fine?

    It’s the answer so many of us give to that question but how often do we really mean it? Comedian and mental health advocate Ruby Wax wants as many people as possible to stop replying with that F-word and instead explain how we really feel.


    “The minute they know they feel heard, because I’m listening and I’m nodding and I really care, they don’t go on and on it’s just a nice exchange of people saying ‘I know you exist as a human being.’”

    BBC Information and Support: Mental Health


    • Guest Who says:

      It will be interesting to see the way the media handle Nads’ mental issues versus those of, say, a certain shadow front bencher of untouchability…


      • Guest Who says:

        Speaking of nads, this story clearly has legs, but needs checking.

        If Springster, selectively. For outrage. Gaz prom queen styly.


  18. BRISSLES says:

    Blimey MM, 46 posts today – and the day’s not over yet !


  19. StewGreen says:

    Thread that lists NHS parties


  20. Halifax says:

    Anne Lister AKA Gentleman Jack. A contrived early 1800 lesbian from Halifax.
    Lots of Anne Lister memorabilia in Halifax which has a thin layer of dust on it.
    Obviously the town has tried to cash in on her notoriety but I think the interest in her exploits is hovering around zero, that isn’t to say that you don’t get the occasional flock of lesbians hanging around her statue.
    However what the BBC fail to tell you is that her fortune was made from coal. That’s right the fossil fuel responsible for (cough) global warming.
    Her fortune would also have been made using child labour (under 10 not banned from working underground till 1842) . However as these were white children it just doesn’t bloody well matter.

    So a child labour exploiting fossil fuel burning hero of the BBC isn’t really the person they want us to believe she is.

    And finally she was buried in Georgia.

    So please visit the Piece Hall in Halifax an amazing venue for a Sunday Afternoon stroll oh and visit Anne’s House at Shibden Hall it’s almost certain not to be busy.


  21. Zephir says:

    I’d like to see the statistics for road rage and bad driving for BAMES.

    Three times now in the last few months have been victim to this, two asian young males and yesterday a black in dreadlocks.

    All while driving my wifes car which has “sport” written on it and twin tailpipes which they seem to see as a challenge to overtake as quickly as possible.

    Both asians tried to undertake me as I was overtaking in the fast lane nearly causing a bad collision as I had to brake sharply as they swerved around me, one shouting abuse, the other in a tiny little 1 litre car with smoke pouring out of it as it did not have sufficient power but he HAD to prove he could go faster.

    Yesterday the black one pulled up behind me in the fast lane flashing his lights at me continually for around twenty seconds as I overtook a queue of slower lorries (he must have been doing around 100 mph and had to slow down a bit because of me) then as I pulled into the inner lane the gobshite pulls alongside, winds window down and starts shouting abuse.

    Wife got photo of the car as it drove of at ridiculous speed but no point reporting I think. It will be “lack of evidence” I am sure.

    Victims of racism this lot ? in my experience above many are bloody aggressive criminals, God I’d hate to be the police who know this only too well yet have to deal with constant whinges from all around them when trying to protect others from their aggression.


    • brexiteerkent says:

      Zephir, re BAME driving, I agree. But not just by going too fast. They can go too slow in the wrong lane as well. I drive round the M25 for hours most weeks. They seem to not know the British rules of the road. You can almost guarantee that if you see a car ahead sitting in an outside lane causing huge queues behind it by going slowly when there is no traffic at all in the two or three lanes on its left, that It will be being driven by a BAME. They must be following the driving rules from their country of origin.


      • Zephir says:

        Yes I have seen many cases of this also, but at least one can avoid these, unlike the animal yesterday.

        Had my wife in the passenger seat witness this scumbag’s behaviour.


        • Deborah says:

          Walking along a High Road in north London can be a taking your life in your hands experience. You hear a terrific roar and then often undertaking other traffic a small Peugeot or something of that ilk flashes by. Pedestrians, not only crossing their road itself, but side roads, are put in danger. I am not talking midnight but 11 am. And the drivers are always Asian. Don’t even think of imposing a 20mph speed limit because the rest of the traffic would like to reach it.


          • Doublethinker says:

            If we book a taxi we specify it must be a lady driver, the local firm has several ladies on its books and are happy to oblige. We live out in the country and there aren’t many Asian taxi drivers round here unlike in the cities or towns but asking for a lady ensures we don’t get one.
            I asked one our lady drivers why in the towns there seemed to be only Asian taxi drivers. She said hardly any of them had UK driving licenses but had international ones issued in Pakistan and sent by post to the driver. No driving test required. She also mentioned them having ‘family insurance’ at cut price.
            Perhaps your lunatics at the wheel also are licensed by post.


    • G says:

      The future? Expect to be spat upon in any altercation and likely worse. Best bit is, the Brit’s endure this behaviour meekly. Rotherham came and went with not much more than a whimper. That was the landmark stage for the Utopian / Marxists. Upshot of that, the inevitable, “Investigation” soon followed by, “Lessons will be learnt”. Until there is some sort of uprising nothing will change on the road to total chaos.

      They can all dive on Putin but fail miserably on the home front.


  22. Halifax says:

    Excellent piece on FOX news earlier this week talking about a 20% Increase in casualties in the Black community in the US relating to motor vehicle accidents.
    Basically it was put down to the police backing off stopping Black motorists due to the repercussions.
    Obviously the left argued otherwise as you would expect.


    • G says:

      Halifax, if I’m not mistaken, we’re headed here for an abstention with Stop & Search. All the pressure is on to that end again. That didn’t turn out too well last time. Problem is, the same Marxists will hope that the public will be more prepared to put up with the crime this time round.


    • tomo says:

      Can anybody imagine the BBC doing a piece like that?


  23. Zephir says:

    Hi Halifax,

    Yes, I saw that, think it is an overload of testosterone (and that included the wimmin)


  24. Guest Who says:

    Labour Cor!

    At least they don’t need to buy bbc slappers beer.


    • MarkyMark says:

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      4 October 2019, received £5,000 from JP Morgan, 25 Bank Street, London E14 5JP, for speaking on a panel at the JP High Yield and Leveraged Finance Conference, 5 September 2019. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2019)

      Members’ Interests
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  25. Sluff says:

    Just in case readers are in any doubt, the BBC are ceaselessly reporting that the French presidential election is between Emmanuel Macron and Far Right Marine le Pen.

    Got that? Far Right. Far Right.
    The BBC are totally unable to call her Marine le Pen.
    I just can’t think why.


  26. tomo says:


    Nigeria blocks 73 million mobile phones in one go


  27. theisland says:


  28. Guest Who says:

    Dave knows things.


    • tomo says:


      Yelland out burnishing his eejit credentials


      • Zephir says:

        Let the middle class darlings live alongside those they admire so much in their inner city ghettos for a couple of months.
        In fact would make a good documentary or quiz show competition see who gets stabbed. addicted to crack, sexually assaulted and mugged the most.

        Winner gets six months therapy.

        “Crack House takes the listener into the dark heart of our cities’ most violent and terrifying places, showing how the war on drugs can only be won by constant and forceful vigilance. The bastard offspring of cocaine, crack first entered the UK in the early 1990s. By the end of the decade, Britain’s inner cities were in the midst of a crack epidemic, with users being responsible for a massive proportion of crime. Communities, especially in London, were crying out for help, but there were only two specialist units in the whole of the capital.

        One of them, Haringey Drugs Squad, embarked on a war on crack, aiming to shut down all 100 crack houses in their borough in one year. Amazingly, they did it. Even more amazingly, in the subsequent 12 months all black-on-black killings in Haringey ceased, and burglaries and muggings fell massively.

        In Crack House, Harry Keeble describes in heart-stopping fashion the raids and arrests, as well as the beatings, stabbings, and shootings he witnessed as leader of the Haringey Drugs Squad and their war on drugs.”



        • Zephir says:


          “in the subsequent 12 months all black-on-black killings in Haringey ceased, and burglaries and muggings fell massively.”


      • Fedup2 says:

        Interesting and wrong interpretation of ‘woke ‘.
        Not really thought about a drafted definition but it must include ;

        the cancer of virtue signalling

        the view that stuff must be prohibited if it even remotely causes offence to just one person / nutter .

        It must be inclusive ( whatever that means )

        it must be diverse ( whatever that means )

        It must deny the value of certain religious beliefs – but not others

        It must deny history

        It must deny the legitimacy of certain nations – or all nations – in favour of supranational organisations

        All must be ‘approved ‘

        The unapproved must be dealt with ….

        It cannot be ‘popular’ – populism is unapproved

        It cannot be Right


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Being ‘woke’ just means being alive to others, alive to new ideas, alive to the plight of the world.”


      How do we start to decolonize science? @0:10

      “Through the black magic, witchcraft you are able to send a lightning bolt to strike someone, Can you explain that scientifically … ” @0:50 – one of the speakers
      “It’s not true” – audience member
      “I need to address you directly (audience member who says witchcraft does not work). When we started this we agreed on certain house rules. By you doing that (arguing) you are disrespecting that sacredness of this space. I would like you please first to apologise …” – another speaker


  29. digg says:

    Watching “Homes by the sea” or something like that.

    Both couples I watched were fairly affluent middle-aged white people from London.

    One wanted a second home in Cornwall to escape from London.

    (I have strong views on wealthy people using their London high-priced equity to dislodge Cornish locals from the best properties by pricing them out of the homes market but will leave that for now as it would contain a lot of foul language and it’s Sunday!)

    The other couple wanted to move to the coast in Kent. When asked why she wanted to move out of London this lady actually said. “I want to wake up to the sound of seagulls instead of police sirens”.

    I think a lot more of this to come thanks to devious idiots like Khan…..

    Or maybe that’s the grand plan, simply empty London of white people by making it a horrible place for them to live, thus turning the capital into another Country if not an ethnic getto?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’ve only ‘overshot ‘ such programmes but the theme seems a bit ‘non BBC’ to me – well off whitees trying to get away from the coloured folk ? Surely not .

      As for buying up bits of nice places – that’s the free market – good for them – let them pay the x4 poll tax being imposed by lefty councils – it’s the way of the world and socialist engineering is wrong .


      • BRISSLES says:

        “White flight” started decades ago, particularly when migrants arrived at Heathrow and decided to settle in the surrounding areas like Hounslow and Southall.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Channel migrants: Almost 200 migrants cross Channel in small boats
      Published25 March


  30. Zephir says:

    Sirens? I worked in Luton for a while, continual sound of sirens.

    They should do “Homes by the mosque” for aspirational Luton residents.


  31. Zephir says:

    So, when is Nigeria, Senegal and Gambia going to apologise for slavery ?

    Records from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, directed by historian David Eltis at Emory University, show that the majority of captives brought to the U.S. came from Senegal, Gambia, Congo and eastern Nigeria. Europeans oversaw this brutal traffic in human cargo, but they had many local collaborators. “The organization of the slave trade was structured to have the Europeans stay along the coast lines, relying on African middlemen and merchants to bring the slaves to them,” said Toyin Falola, a Nigerian professor of African studies at the University of Texas at Austin. “The Europeans couldn’t have gone into the interior to get the slaves themselves.”

    The anguished debate over slavery in the U.S. is often silent on the role that Africans played. That silence is echoed in many African countries, where there is hardly any national discussion or acknowledgment of the issue. From nursery school through university in Nigeria, I was taught about great African cultures and conquerors of times past but not about African involvement in the slave trade.

    But there are other, less discussed chapters of our history. When I was growing up, my father Chukwuma Nwaubani spoke glowingly of my great-grandfather, Nwaubani Ogogo Oriaku, a chief among our Igbo ethnic group who sold slaves in the 19th century. “He was respected by everyone around,” he said. “Even the white people respected him.” From the 16th to the 19th centuries, an estimated 1.4 million Igbo people were transported across the Atlantic as slaves.

    “We speak of it in whispers,” said Yunus Mohammed Rafiq, a 44-year-old professor of anthropology from Tanzania who now teaches at New York University’s center in Shanghai. In the 19th century, Mr. Rafiq’s great-great-great-grandfather, Mwarukere, from the Segeju ethnic group, raided villages in Tanzania’s hinterland, sold the majority of his captives to the Arab merchants who supplied Europeans and kept the rest as laborers on his own coconut plantations.



  32. theisland says:

    Words of wisdom from Millipede Major (we rest our case).


    • Zephir says:

      We were “persuaded” into lock down in our homes were we ? or were you and your cohorts shouting and demanding from the sidelines every day ?

      Who “persuaded ” us that we will have to give up our petrol cars sooner or later and that we need no gas or oil ?

      Want to test that in a referendum to see how many are “persuaded” ?

      And are we “persuaded” that present levels of immigration from third world countries alongside illegal asylum seekers is a “good thing” ?

      Want to ask some people in the street ? try popping around some provincial markets and talk to the traders and customers….


      • Zephir says:

        Upon reflection, you’d better not, we have been persuaded the NHS needs saving and ICU’s are overwhelmed.


    • MarkyMark says:



  33. AsISeeIt says:

    Sorry you were out when I visited edition

    On a Sunday when the Daily Star jokes about their: ‘Intergalactic exclusive… ET go home… Mum Sacha Christie lives in fear after NINE scary encounters with extraterrestrials. She’s terrified to go out in case aliens swoop to abduct her‘ – at least she’s not scared of the Chinese virus.

    We land on the BBC online news page where we find there’s not so much as a brief encounter of the first, second, or third kind with any conservative-leaning politics. The wall-to-wall pro-left bias is now at the level of parody.

    BBC: ‘French vote as Macron aims to beat far-right Le Pen‘ – no parity of views there, then.

    The BBC’s teaser for Sunday Morning with Sophie Raworth is an opposition party leader’s love-in starring Sir Keir Starmer, the SNP’s Ian Blackford and some Tory also ran… Oliver Dowden MP… presumably sent out to bat as 12th man.

    BBC: ‘Jacob Rees-Mogg empty desk note to civil servants insulting, says union‘ – down with the toffs and up the shirkers!

    On the Ukraine war – have you noticed? Every new day brings a new Zelensky quote – this guy really is the oracle: ‘Peace talks over if Mariupol defenders killed – Zelensky‘ (BBC April 24th); ‘Zelensky’s press conference: Key points‘ (BBC late last night); ‘Russia could deploy nuclear arms, but won’t use them – Zelensky‘ (BBC yesterday); ‘Zelensky satisfied with UK military aid‘ (BBC yesterday); ‘Ukrainian President Zelensky quoted Churchill and Shakespeare as he vowed to fight Russia “in the forests, in the fields, on the shores, in the streets”‘ (BBC 8th March); ‘Ukraine conflict: President Zelensky warns Russia: We will defend ourselves‘ (BBC 24th February) – that’s no more than a few of his greatest hits – the BBC might as well have this guy reading their 10 o’clock news to cut out the middle man…

    …giving us the traffic and weather reports…reading the football results, doing the BBC’s continuity annoucing and guesting his own chat show.

    We leave the BBC, now a parody of itself, for the Guardian on Sunday – the Observer, and how could one resist: ‘Alan Bennett’s pandemic diaries‘ – challenge accepted…

    I never did see the point of coming out. A good friend of mine, Rodney, took me along to the pop-up municipal vaccination centre in the car park of the Victoria Road Waitrose in Camden, where I live. Though neither of us quite knew where to go we realised we must be nearing the correct location as we noticed large numbers of the elderly shuffling along the pavement with their carers – all on the same errand. This was obviously a serious mission for the OAPs as one noted the unusual lack of general chuntering. Everything went swimmingly, although I questioned the logic of Rodney and I having to have our jabs separately. Since we’re isolating together it seemed only sensible for us to at least have our post-vaccination tea and biscuits in the same canvas-tented assembly area. In case you were wondering – slightly past their best generic unbraded custard creams – I’d have perfered a good ginger yorkshire parkin biscuit. Parkins would have been appropriate given our location. I wasn’t left absolutely alone. A nice Zimbabwean yellow-vested security chap in a transparant plastic full-face mask came up and asked me how I was – he must have recognised me off the telly, as he voluteered to lend me his mobile phone to call Mother. I told him don’t bother. She’s bound to say I can only talk to you for five minutes because I’ve got Mrs Arkwright from number 42 coming round so we can watch John Nettles in Bergerac together….


  34. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I wonder what the rate of testicular and prostate cancers in women are now.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Almost as high as the rate of cervical cancer in men, but slightly below the numbers for pregnant men and male menstruators.


      • BRISSLES says:

        If my dear old Dad – ex miner and pro footballer, and a ‘man’s man’, came back from the beyond, he would not believe the world we’re living in. In his outspoken manner, he would now call a lot of his gender, “a load of pansies”.


  35. Thoughtful says:

    Sometimes you have to go abroad to get the real news such as this from India proving that Europe is doing dirty deals with Russia in order to import Russian oil, and the lengths they are going to in order to cover it up.

    This is a major scandal, except the media won’t break the story because it would impact really badly on the EU and especially the country which runs it, Germany.


  36. StewGreen says:

    Friday’s Look North local news had an item on the nodding Donkey oil field sites that have been producing oil for years
    “Oil company appeals” is not really news, cos for each tiny stage of the process a handful of anti-oil extremists stick in an objection, the cowardly local councillors always cave in, so then there is an appeal an eventually the government overrules the objections

    Presenter ” Egdon resources is appealing to the government after having plans to drill 2 wells rejected to Lincolnshire
    it says with bills climbing we need to think again about how/where Britain’s energy comes from”

    Greenpeace must have lent a hand in the preprepared package by local reporter Harry
    It features scary music, clever for split screens of green doom graphics ..with a polar bear bottom right at one stage
    “the future of the planet is hanging in the balance
    the UN says it’s now or never to reverse climate change”

    and that decision rest now partially in the hands of local politicians deciding where the oil drilling can go ahead

    Here in Lincolnshire oil has been pumped out of this well at Park Springs in Gainsborough for decades the oilfield underneath produces 1000 bells per day”

    The animated on the scene reporter continues
    but the balance of public opinion is swinging against this type of wells (is it ?)

    Here in Gainsborough people are used to them they have been here decades
    but in North Kelsey in the Lincolnshire Wolds it couldn’t be a more different story”

    Activist ” it’s an absolutely crazy idea that we should be contemplating new oil exploration”
    “anywhere let alone here in the wonderful Lincolnshire countryside these oils Wells produce miniscule amounts of oil They predicted that hear it could be as little as 50 barrels/ a day and that’s not going to make a difference to global prices”

    That’s a strawman no one is saying UK oil makes pump prices cheaper ..the government collects extra mining tax and still keeps the petrol pump prices high.
    UK oil pays UK tax and gives us resistance against global price rises.

    “the world consumes 4.4 billion barrels a day
    reporter the war in Ukraine has bought the situation to focus energy prices have risen in part because of sanction prices policies on Russia we are often feeling the pinch”

    The report was much longer
    I did quote all ..including the oil company’s reply


    • StewGreen says:

      The BBC then does double/triple dipping
      cos having used the item on Friday
      It re-used the same item (with the polar bears edited out , coincidentally after I complained) in the 10am Sunday Politics North show along with a windfarm item
      to make a Fuels of the Future item

      but first it did its own PRasNews
      by making it the lead item on the Sunday morning radio news

      8am/9am Radio Lincolnshire open the news bulletin

      Environmental campaigners say it’s CRAZY that an oil company wants to drill in the Lincolnshire Wolds
      Egdon Resources has appealed to the government, after its plans were rejected by councillors.
      Amanda Sudd is a campaigner in North Kelsey

      clip >People are genuinely worried about the future, their children and their grandchildren
      And people who are already suffering because of the CLIMATE CRISIS.
      This is an effrontery to those feelings of compassion and caring<

      .. They'll be more on that story on Politics North on BBC1 at 10 this morning"


      • MarkyMark says:

        “Public health in #Bradford”

        The number of babies born with birth defects in Bradford is nearly double the national average, research conducted in the city has shown. The study found this was largely because of marriages between first cousins in the Pakistani community.4 Jul 2013


        • BRISSLES says:

          Back in 2005 Anne Cryer MP for Keighley brought this topic up about cleft lip being the outcome of marriage between first cousins and the cost to the NHS.



          • Fedup2 says:

            Bris – in my bit of east londonistan – not far from me – is a ‘special school ‘. During the week – morning and afternoon – the large number of special buses carrying these ‘special ‘ children too and from – create an extra level of gridlock to the area – . There are few whites amongst these special children …..


  37. Eddy Booth says:

    ‘Russia continues bombing Azovstal plant – Ukraine commander
    Svyatoslav Palamar Russian troops were “dropping bombs on the heads of innocent children” ‘

    So why doesn’t the BBC ask why civilians are in a steelworks basement?
    Could it be the Azov Battalion, based in Mauripol, moved their own families there from the start, so they could use the rest of the city as a big battlefield


    “Zelensky threatened to pull Ukraine out of peace talks if his enemy kills any of the last remaining defenders in Mariupol, or if Russia holds an independence referendum in the occupied city of Kherson”

    So BBC when were the last peace talks?
    As far as I can see there are non at the moment.
    And they make it sound like Zelensky has the upper hand.


  38. Fedup2 says:

    One of the Sunday rags reports on the demise of ‘dateline London’ – feature which has been running on BBC news for 25 years – apparently .
    It describes the type who appear on it – including ‘approved’ right wingers like Janet daly who will obey the woke rules for the fee – otherwise it seemed like the usual approved global liberals going through a weekly ritual ….

    …the BBC appears to be deploying the ‘institution ‘ defence – in the terms that because the BBC has been around so long 100 this year – it is an ‘institution ‘ and -like the NHS – can neither be criticised or touched or ended. ( see the j daly column I put up earlier in this thread ) .

    ‘Dateline London’ appears to now be an ‘institution’ and cannot be ended . It would be interesting to know how many people watched it . Id not heard of it. Methinks it wont be missed .
    When criticised – the BBC tries to revert to ‘aunty’ – that kind old reliable relative we all rely on . But surely such a description is sexist now ? – in woke world and May be ‘offensive ‘ and deserves to be ‘cancelled’ as a result ?

    The BBC will be popping the champagne when macron wins in France – far right vanquished- the perfect start to a week – or maybe something else happens ….

    …or is it a Biden fix ?


    • theisland says:

      deploying the ‘institution ‘ defence
      Yes. Even Daley’s critical (supposedly) piece you posted yesterday smacked of this. She referred to the bBC and NHS as “monumental national establishments.” She is American so we might forgive her – but the trouble is that all our MPs seem to have the same mindset.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Religion – Clap for Our Carers, also known as Clap for Carers, Clap for the NHS, Clap for Key Workers or Clap for Heroes, was a social movement created as a gesture of appreciation for the workers of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) and other key workers during the global pandemic of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which spread to the United Kingdom in January 2020.


      • Fedup2 says:


        I think that ‘institution ‘ thing will be a BBC theme throughout this year as they try to build defences in the run up to charter negotiations ….

        … trying to work out a timetable for ending the BBC charter and switching the Output to subscription is tricky due to the election due a couple of years before the charter ends .
        Nut nut might as well declare war on the BBC as he cannot get any worse treatment – any ‘reporting ‘ has now been replaced by personal campaigning to get rid of him on behalf of the Labour wing of the BBC .
        They know that the nut nut brand still has strong resonance with the average punter which no one else has .
        People want to be ‘entertained ‘ so the current news thing going on about angee the ‘scums’ legs just adds to that – particularly when the sour mysogeny thing gets thrown around ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      A fart can last a long time in an echo chamber – see BBC for details.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Fed, I confess to watching Dateline London from the beginning, and many years hence. Always interesting to get the view of overseas journos based here and their reporting back to their homeland. I’m surprised you’d never heard of it.

      However, yes, in recent years there appeared to be an ‘agenda’ set by the hosting presenter, so I did start to watch less and less.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I’m not really one for Daytime TV and certainly not anything with BBC attached to it . I know the tune too well and don’t want to hear it . The dateline thing will run until September and be replaced by something even more ‘approved ‘….

        …. Tomorrow night TALKTV starts – it’s on freebies 217 . I wonder how unapproved – how ungroup thinked it will be ?
        Looking at the line up there is Daisy McAndrew ( ex ITV ?- woke ) piers Morgan ( yawn – proven liar ) Juliet Hartley brewer ( now lefty ) Mike Graham’( LBC ?)jeremy Kyle ( lie detector test or suicide ?)

        I don’t think it will be for me but it will be interesting how close to being unapproved it will be – BBCOFCOM wise and whether the presentation is as shambolic as GBNews


  39. MarkyMark says:




  40. MarkyMark says:

    Imran Ahmad Khan

    3 February 2021, received £3,000 from Bindmans LLP (law firm), 236 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB, for participation in a fact finding panel into the detention of Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef and Prince Ahmed Abdelaziz Al Saud. Hours: approx. 50 hrs. (Registered 09 February 2021)

    Payments received for consultancy services, from M & C Saatchi, 36 Golden Square, London W1F 9EE (strategic communications):
    23 December 2019, received £3,750. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 11 January 2020)
    10 January 2020, received £3,750. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 11 January 2020)



  41. MarkyMark says:

    Football to add sponsors to teams – rather than Newcastle vs Chelsea we SAY Saudi VS Russia!

    PIF became the majority shareholder and de facto owner of the club, with 80 percent of the shares. The public face of PIF has been Yasir Al-Rumayyan, who is Governor of PIF, and Chairman of Newcastle United.13 Mar 2022


  42. MarkyMark says:

    Knifeman shouting ‘we have to kill Macron’ stabs priest and elderly nun in Nice church in barbaric election day attack he may have been plotting ‘for days’ – as cops arrest man, 31, at scene

    A ‘disturbed’ knifeman attacked a priest and a nun at a church in Nice on April 24

    He said: ‘We have to kill Macron’ as France votes in its Presidential election today

    Father Krzysztof Rudzinski, 59, is in hospital after the Saint Pierre d’Arène attack

    Police arrested a Frenchman, 31, from Frejus after the priest was knifed 20 times

    The mayor of Nice said the attacker had bought a 7cm knife ‘a few days’ ago



  43. MarkyMark says:

    Biased BBC…

    “French vote as Macron aims to beat far-right Le Pen”
    or “French vote”
    or “French vote as Le Pen aims to beat far-wrong Macron”
    or “French vote as Macron aims to beat Le Pen”
    or “French vote as Le Pen aims to beat Macron”


    Jean-Claude, 66, may not agree with her hostility to the EU, but he complains too many people take advantage of France’s welfare system and take drugs.


  44. MarkyMark says:

    Labour calls for emergency budget over cost of living crisis
    MPs to get £2,200 pay rise next month
    Published1 March
    MPs offered £10,000 for coronavirus office costs
    Published10 April 2020
    Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent


  45. Zephir says:

    59 years old with purple hair…no surprise here really, the nazi left :

    (I could not think of a more obvious example of hate speech)

    “Extinction Rebellion rabble-rouser’s sick joke about ‘EUTHANISING baby boomers’: XR radical is slammed for saying post-war generation would be ‘first to go’ in revenge purge for ‘causing’ climate change.”



    • MarkyMark says:

      If Africa is the birth place of civilization then it owes everyone for causing civilization!


    • MarkyMark says:


      Extinction Rebellion chief Jessica Townsend, 59, said baby boomers should be euthanised as revenge for climate change


      • Thoughtful says:

        Socialism has ended more lives in the 150 years its been around than any other reason, and even malaria hasn’t killed as many.

        He we have yet another evil Socialist doing what Socialists do, looking for more people to murder.


    • tomo says:

      Jessica Townsend could accessorize that purple hair with one of those white canvas jackets that lace up the back and have sleeves with closed ends that can be secured to the waistband (optionally around the back too)

      F-ing nutter.

      The DM could do a fashion write up – comments moderated


  46. tomo says:

    Just returned from Sainsbury supermarket

    There were repeated, rather loud, breathless and somewhat anxious recorded PA messages about “help Ukraine” and IIRC that Sainburys would “match donations pound for pound up to £500k” and that all donations would be handled by Comic Relief.

    It all sounded a bit overwrought and combined with the 10%-ish maskers frowning suspiciously and stepping away from others made for a genuinely strange experience…

    They’ve renamed chicken Kiev and taken Stolly and (possibly Ukranian) sunflower seeds off the shelves.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Search UK Development Foreign Aid DFID for FGM ….


      Grassroots Empowerment in Tanzania (GET) Programme
      Total Budget: £17,999,998
      To contribute to the delivery of HMG’s ‘leave no-one behind agenda’ – tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable. Grassroots Empowerment programme will deliver results on reducing FGM and early marriage, discrimination against people with albinism, securing land rights for women, and supporting disabled people.

      TuWezesha Akina Dada- Africa UK Young Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Movement
      Budget: £1,198,295
      Girls and young women often experience multiple forms of violence, including female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, domestic and sexual violence and trafficking, and yet are unable to access the needed support.

      Maanda: Using the law and legal mechanisms to address HTPs in West Africa
      Reporting Organisation: Charity Projects Ltd (Comic Relief)
      Budget: £814,133
      Though some African governments have introduced legislation to protect women and girls from harmful traditional practices such as FGM it is often poorly implemented.

      Developing rights-based and empowering approaches to mobilise (DREAM) action to end FGM
      Reporting Organisation: Charity Projects Ltd (Comic Relief)
      Budget: £510,186
      The majority of women in Gambia (76%) and Sierra Leone (88%) are affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).


      • Fedup2 says:

        A fraudsters’ dream- bought to you by furlough fraud – PPE fraud NHS fraud et al …


  47. Guest Who says:

    He thinks? Who knew.

    Worth every penny.

    Got a point, but this is Fick Ange.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Dear Winston Smith,

      I noticed that Jon Sopel is talking about impartial and unbiased reporting but his twitter account has three references to his book whilst using the BBC brand. Could the BBC please explain what is happening?

      1) Is BBC Jon Sopel supposed to tell us about the news or his new book?

      2) BBC Jon Sopel’s twitter feed has the BBC name in it and says “Jon Sopel, BBC North America Editor. My book If Only They Didn’t Speak English is out now.” which references his book and not the fact he is an unbiased and impartial reporter.

      3) BBC Jon Sopel’s twitter’s pinned tweet is from 23May2018 and is about .. himself and his book.

      4) Is BBC Jon Sopel’s book 100% BBC approved thought and unbiased and partial?

      5) Shouldn’t BBC Jon Sopel’s twitter be about the latest news and not himself?

      6) When Jon Sopel sells a book does it go to help pay for the BBC TV Tax – to reduce it? As the BBC are promoting it – thus it is promoted by the BBC TV Tax Payer.

      “Impartiality lies at the heart of public service and is the core of the BBC’s commitment to its audiences. It applies to all our output and services – television, radio, online, and in our international services and commercial magazines. We must be inclusive, considering the broad perspective and ensuring the existence of a range of views is appropriately reflected”

      Good luck answering this one without laughing yourself silly.




    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      About angie.

      I’m sure it’s all done “in the best possible taste” as Kenny Everett’s Cupid Stunt might say.


    • Guest Who says:

      Sopes’ key source of professional US intel…


  48. MarkyMark says:

    Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves.

    You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the grace of the Eternal God, will rout you out.

    Andrew Jackson


  49. Halifax says:

    Look how many times the BBC show pictures of women in the Ukraine in head scarves……its traditional in the Ukraine but the BBC are hoping you’ll develop a soft spot for the atire and think its ok to invite anyone into UK wearing one.

    Its subliminal.