Midweek 27 April 2022

The BBCs shock over the loss of Twitter to ‘unapproved ‘ forces threatening to bring freedom and a diversity of views continues —and might well continue for some time to come – nice – isn’t it ?

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  1. davylars says:

    From Fox News
    Another one for Ms Spring and her team to check out.

    BBC reporter roasted for outrage over how easy it is to buy guns at Walmart, shares picture of BB gun


    Pádraig Belton
    2000 – Present


    • MarkyMark says:

      Maybe Ms Spring (BBC Disinformation) can check this out ….

      BBC Breakfast
      BBC One, 25 February 2022

      Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine we reported on the journey a Scottish man was making from Kyiv to Poland. The report started with a shot of military planes in formation overhead. This was old footage filmed in 2020 of preparations for a military parade in Moscow and should not have been used. We apologise for the mistake.



    • MarkyMark says:

      “Be careful they also sell flying surface to air missiles,” Republican communicator Matt Whitlock joked. He included a picture of a nerf football in his response.



  2. Deborah says:


    Sorry, other than an uninteresting item on the Today yesterday about swifts, I have neither seen nor heard anything on the BBC for days. It could have been interesting but as the most demanding question Mishal managed to ask was to ask the lady how she FELT when she saw a swift.

    I might add that we used to have house martins nesting in our eaves. Magpies attacked the nests and threw the babies to the ground. The martins never returned. The number of magpies increased massively after the introduction of a Wildlife bill by Tony Blair’s government. The BBC never mention the detrimental effect it had on the environment.


  3. MarkyMark says:

    I seek no competitive edge and only play in a level playing field!


  4. davylars says:

    Well. Actually I appear to be first.
    These Dominion Counting Systems are pretty good..


  5. Deborah says:

    I forgot to say about Classic FM news this morning. They had a man from Goldman Sachs commenting on Elon Musk taking over Twitter. He explained that of course Twitter banned Trump because of his involvement in the attack on the Capital and the concern that Twitter may not have that control.


    • Guest Who says:

      The ‘news’ on Classic FM is ‘Global’. And not news.

      So if the bbc has Vile getting the morning single mothers, itv has that Scots harpie, Classic is getting the biddies who like Ronald Binge.


      • Deborah says:

        Guest, are you suggesting I am a biddie who likes Ronald Binge? I guess you may be correct because I have liked Elizabethan Serenade since the reggae version hit the charts!


        • Guest Who says:

          Deborah, you minx, are you going full Cathy?

          Depends. Like Timbo dangling a playlist to young ladies of color, they hook you in with the nice stuff and hope you won’t leave when things turn dire. Luckily Philip Schofield is usually first on the ad rotation so full warning acquired.

          So, it depends, are you also likely to be on a collapsible chair blocking the main road to a shire town too with a gaggle of local democracy reporters in tow? I suspect not.

          I too like this piece. And 633 Squadron. Not too sure about the new Vivaldi effort they have been aid to promote.

          At least the Kanu-Masons have a broad repertoire.


  6. StewGreen says:

    There’s quite a dead toll in the UK from young blonde female terrorists ?


  7. digg says:

    The only disinformation I see is all the crap coming from the left. They are happy to spread lies and gossip from the Trump insurrection bullshit to the Boris cake nonsense.

    And yesterday the unbelievable rage over a Labour lady activist MP getting all shirty over some totally rag story about showing her legs whilst secretly revelling in the glory. Followed all day by a revolving door appearance of various shrieking women on BBC harping on about male misogyny. A theme the BBC will give as much air time to as possible.

    I am bored to the back teeth by these people who have nothing to bring to the party so just try to spread shit.

    Basically a bunch of hysterical idiots trying to use social media to turn events to their advantage.

    Grow up and grow a pair you stupid idiots. Start just doing your job instead of grabbing brownie points.

    I really hope Musk puts a bomb under this shite.


  8. taffman says:

    “Ukraine war: Russia accuses UK of provoking attacks on its territory”
    Lets get this right , I thought Russia was attacking the Ukraine,
    not the other way round ?


    • Halifax says:

      Hasnt Russia already attacked the UK with WMD ?
      I cant help thinking that a lot of our support for Ukraine is a pay back for the Salisbury attack and in my opinion, rightly so.


      • NCBBC says:

        WMD that is aimed at the UK is illegal immigration. Pres Putin has nothing to do with that.


  9. taffman says:

    “New law raises minimum marriage age to 18 in England and Wales
    By Emaan Warraich”
    What about raising the minimum voting age to 18 in Wales?


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      So many things you can’t legally do at 16 in the UK:

      Drive (anything other than a moped)
      Supervise a L driver
      Watch or buy 18C films
      Watch or buy porn
      Star in porn
      Play or buy 18 rated video games
      Buy or use fireworks
      Buy or use (without adult supervision) an air rifle
      Buy or carry a knife
      Get a tattoo
      Join the police or the fire service
      Become an MP or Local Councillor

      Because you are too young to be responsible enough for any of those

      But, if you live in Wales or Scotland you CAN vote on who runs the country

      Makes perfect sense?


      • R P McMurphy says:

        Because you know how the saying goes ” if you are not a socialist at the age of sixteen you have no heart”….. you know the rest.


      • BRISSLES says:

        Always found it absurd that at 16 you can have sex but not marry without parental consent (!)


  10. taffman says:

    “Channel migrant boats: Ministers drop plans to turn back vessels”
    The PCS civil servants’ union called the government’s change of mind a “humiliating climbdown”.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61224309

    Why , what’s it got to do with the PCS ? Who is running this country anyway?


    • taffman says:

      Let’s face it, the present Tory government cannot defend our borders.


    • NCBBC says:

      The main reason for Brexit was that it would allow Britain to regulate immigration, rather then unelected EU bureaucrats. But illegal immigration is now more then when we were in the EU. In fact illegal immigration to the EU is being severely curtailed. So more to the UK. In retrospect we might as well have been in the EU.

      The reality is that Boris Johnson made it clear before the election, that he was not going to limit immigration, despite the fact that Brexit was for precisely that.

      A political manouver common to get rid of a party leader is to make sure that it is not for a serious political reason – that’s too dangerous a precedent, which no politician wishes to see, but to get rid of him for a trivial but at the same time sufficient moral reason.

      Partygate satisfies both criteria.

      If BJ continues Britain, will be put under the Interdict of control of movement, using Climate Change emergency laws. These laws will make “lockdowns” we endured for a year, look like fun. And of course more immigration from all points of the compass.

      The country has the opportunity to be rid of BJ, regardless whether he is supported by the BBC. We also have the trivial but right moral reason.


    • MarkyMark says:

      About us (UK Home Office)

      The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.




  11. Halifax says:

    The BBC can’t stop themselves praising Benzema (French Real Madrid Forward) scored 2 goals against City yesterday to make it difficult for City an English club to get to the Champions leauge final. Obviously as it might stop an ENGLISH club being successful the BBC love him.

    So a stand alone 2000 word profile has appeared on the BBC Sport page. What it fails to mention is his involvement in a under age prostitution scandal in 2014.

    This scandal is conveniently forgoten as after all he is Muslim a son of Alegerian migrants so ticks many many boxes for the BBC.

    So we see from the BBC no mention of his past which would surely be mentioned and relevant if he was white Christian.

    They do love to put in the “See Also” sections when they push a narrative but in this case it isn’t see as relevant.


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      Indeed. Good old TrotBC had this back in November:

      “France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been found guilty of conspiring to blackmail a fellow French footballer with a sex tape.

      A judge handed Benzema a one-year suspended jail term and ordered him to pay a €75,000 (£63,000; $84,000) fine.

      Benzema, 33, was one of five people put on trial last month over an attempt to extort Frenchman Mathieu Valbuena.

      The scandal has stunned the football community in France and both players lost their national team places.

      The case dates back to June 2015, when the two footballers were at a French training camp.

      At the camp, Benzema put pressure on Valbuena to pay off the blackmailers, whom he had conspired with to act as an intermediary, prosecutors said.

      … … …”


  12. Zephir says:

    Dark times indeed … now they try to “summon” a newspaper to Parliament for a story they do not like, reporting on something this silly mare has laughed about in the past and mentioned in podcasts and now, of course, pretending to be outraged

    “No Mister Speaker: In the name of a free Press, The Mail respectfully declines the Commons Speaker’s summons for The Mail on Sunday to appear over its Angela Rayner report, as it emerges she laughed about Sharon Stone comparisons”


    “Former Cabinet minister Robert Jenrick is also understood to have told the Speaker that it was ‘quite wrong to interfere in journalistic freedom and summon a newspaper to his office … which is not the role of Parliament’.

    Three more MPs came forward to privately back up The Mail on Sunday’s report that Mrs Rayner had been the original source of claims that she had uncrossed her legs in the Commons to distract the PM.”


  13. Zephir says:

    In other developments yesterday:

    Audio from a political podcast back in January revealed that Mrs Rayner herself had joked about being compared to Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, while saying it was ‘mortifying’;
    In the recording of a light-hearted question and answer session with comedian Matt Forde, she volunteered the fact that her appearance at PMQs that month had drawn comparisons with the infamous Sharon Stone character in the 1992 thriller;
    In a statement last night, Sir Lindsay appeared to back away from suggestions he could ban The Mail on Sunday’s political editor from the Commons;
    Speaking to ITV’s Lorraine show yesterday, Mrs Rayner addressed the row directly, saying she had been left ‘crestfallen’ by the claims but she had been heartened by the public reaction;
    The 42-year-old donned a trouser suit for the interview, saying she did not want to be ‘judged for what I wear’.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I think the BBC is split between. It’s support for labour , approved wimmin politicians , the comrade speaker – and that of Press Freedom and censorship .

      Comrade speaker Hoyle has to be shown to do something otherwise he will be accused of mysogeny – and must think ‘what would traitor birkow do ?

      The next stage must be to threaten to remove Commons passes from unapproved journos .

      I write this in the knowledge that it is a nonsense Westminster swamp story – there is no such thing as a ‘free press ‘ and that parliament does more harm than good . But still one the BBC has trouble dealing with .

      Will scum Rayner turn up in a short skirt today ?…yawn …


    • Guest Who says:

      Pure Labour/MSM set up that is unraveling.

      BBC Shires trying to stir outrage still about a London/Northern lass concoction using the precise same editorial as Pippa Cretin.

      It will work and good councillors will be slaughtered locally thanks to media manipulation.

      And such as Toenails and Laura and Chris will ignore a party run by posh rich lawyers as leader, with pig thick northern deputies chosen cynically to shock folk or get jiggy with secretaries to keep the sofa sloth single mothers engaged.


      • Thoughtful says:

        Why is Angela Rayner so special?

        Any criticism of her will now result in plod with his size 12s kicking down the door of your home and carting you off to prison where a stiff sentence will be imposed.

        How many death threats were made against people like Nigel Farage or “whose real name is” on which they sender was either known or easily identified. In one of his videos Robinson himself was able to identify and confront someone who sent a death threat.

        We need to keep asking this question because equality before the law is the cornerstone of a civilised society. It goes back to ancient Greece, and it is something this society is losing thanks to Socialism.


        • Guest Who says:

          Special in the Ralph Wiggum sense, unique and exempted in the BBC one.

          She is clearly now untouchable, and again the Hunt The Queen of Spades strategy appears to have worked, which given the topic is ironic.

          Dual track vague legislation drawn up and approved by idiots, interpreted selectively by the legal and enforcement industries to be equally selectively boosted by an utterly corrupted media estate that holds only what suits to account is unhealthy.


  14. Zephir says:

    You cannot criticise a lefty woke woman now, they are fireproof :

    Twitter executive accuses Musk of MISOGYNY for criticizing firm’s top lawyer over her ‘incredibly inappropriate’ censorship of Hunter Biden laptop story – but Elon continues attacking Twitter and points out Trump’s Truth Social is beating it

    Twitter’s global head of partners, Lara Cohen, on Tuesday night accused Elon Musk and his fans of misogyny after two female executives were criticized



    • Fedup2 says:

      Tricky one for remainer traitors .

      The EU is a ‘big family ‘ right? So when Poland / Bulgaria loses gas supply from putin the rest of the EU will ‘step up’ – right ? They will cut the gas / oil supply from putin in solidarity -right ? – or give Poland the shortfall – which comes from putin – right ?
      Well we ll see . .. I think the reality is that the kraits have been bought / infiltrated by putin via his spy – merkel . Or that the krauts or so soulless that they have no principles about the loss of a neighbour state to putin.

      The BBC declares the likes of merkel – macron – Biden – the EU – as beyond criticism because of their ‘approved ‘ status – along – of course – with Arden and trudoo…greens … Muslims … NHS …


      • Thoughtful says:

        My comments on the Daily Mail suggesting this might have happened and that an investigation ought to be conducted were removed after ‘complaints’ although the source of these complaints are never identified, a little like the criticism of Justin Trudeau, which was also removed.

        Clearly there are people who have a lot to hide.


        • NCBBC says:

          Twitter with Elon Musk might be the way to sidestep the control freaks.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, “I think the reality is that the kraits have been bought” I always thought the EU was a snake in the grass!


    • Thoughtful says:

      Great news! This is yet more proof that all the isms and fauxbias a nothing more than meaningless perjoritives.

      High time Donald Trump when re-elected made false use of these words a criminal offence (no chance of the blue labour tories doing that).
      These words can wreck peoples lives, and it is completely unfair that one side can do that with impunity.


  15. Fedup2 says:

    Hope is very powerful emotion . So the BBC reports a share fall in the Elton musk company – tesla with enthusiasm,because they think he might try to fund the twitter take over out of his tesla shares .
    Will the take over fail ? Is the US business swamp trying to scupper the takeover so that ‘business as usual ‘ – censorship – can be maintained …?


  16. Guest Who says:

    Vile has defaulted to his personal account for this one.

    Given he still inhabits W1A, brave.


    • Zephir says:

      White man accused of assaulting black wimmin, whats not to like at the bbc ?

      it’s headline time…..

      Meanwhile, hidden away somewhere:

      (black) Man held ‘for stabbing his girlfriend to death and also murdering three of her family at their home in Bermondsey had only met them a few days before’.



    • pugnazious says:

      The BBC is so keen to be seen to be pro-active in prosecuting one of its own after the Savile cover-up that it has basically lynched Westwood…apparently he is guilty though I must have missed the court case.

      The BBC are trailing their programme about this…‘Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power’ which seems pretty conclusive…he’s guilty….maybe colour has something to do with it…he’s white and the women are black…just why does the BBC keep mentioning their colour?

      ‘The white DJ was an early adopter of hip hop in the 1980s ….All of the women are black. ‘

      Why should they be automatically believed and Westwood pilloried on the MSM on the basis of accusations and not a court judgement?

      Not as if girls don’t literally throw themselves at famous people….the waitress who shagged Boris Becker in a cupboard at the restaurant she worked at springs to mind. Did Westwood attack these women or did they invite his attentions? The story that one girl went to his flat, walked in and Westwood almost immediately stripped her and went to work is somewhat stretching the imagination….there must be more, lots more, to that story….especially as she continued to have a sexual relationship with him for years after.

      Westwood may or may not be guilty but it would be nice to have a judge pass sentence not some jumped up journalist at the BBC/Guardian who has decided to declare Westwood guilty.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Savile and Hall: BBC ‘missed chances to stop attacks’
      Published25 February 2016

      The BBC missed opportunities to stop “monstrous” abuse by DJ Jimmy Savile and broadcaster Stuart Hall because of a “culture of fear”, a report says.

      The Dame Janet Smith review identified 72 victims of Savile – including eight who were raped – and 21 victims of Hall, over five decades from 1959.

      She said BBC culture “was deeply deferential” and staff were reluctant to speak to managers about complaints.

      Director general Lord Hall said the BBC had failed to protect the victims.

      The review found that senior managers were not told of complaints about Savile because of an “atmosphere of fear” which still exists in the BBC.

      However, a small number of BBC managers in Manchester had been aware of Hall’s conduct, it said.

      Hall, 86, who presented TV show It’s a Knockout, was jailed in 2013 after admitting indecently assaulting 13 girls.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Tim Westwood accuser ‘froze’ as he ‘removed condom with his face on it’


  17. Sluff says:

    OK, it’s on page 19, but the Bermondsey knife killings do rate a full page in the DMail today.
    Meanwhile on the BBC webshite, it’s……….the last but one featured article on the BBC London page, rather less important then ‘vampire devices cost UK households £147 a year’.


  18. Sluff says:

    On the subject of BBC London it’s well established that there are hardly any white people on the programme.
    But I fear the reality is that this may be representative of Londonistan today. What we see is the apparent pro BAME bias, but what we don’t see is the de- anglicisation of London, the No-go areas for whites, the pro-left entitlement of a myriad of ‘victim’ groups that now make up the majority.
    What a truly weird city. A global capital producing a lot of wealth for the whole country populated by a majority contributing little but receiving a lot (though to them, not enough).


    • Fedup2 says:

      Sluff – BBC London does not reflect the make up of londonistan – for a start there are too many `English speakers on the show ( I’m guessing about this because as I white male londoner I’d rather spent my time doing something else )


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      It is time for London to become an independent nation. It clearly has nothing in common with the rest of the country, either culturally or demographically. A wall should be built around the M25 motorway, marking its boundaries. Regular checkpoints should be established, with restrictions on the movements of its inhabitants (for example, a fee to exit in order to access Heathrow and Gatwick airports). They can pay handsomely for food, water and energy from England (or produce their own, if they wish). Let’s get rid of them so they can go their own dystopian way.

      P.S. Apologies to the remaining Britons who live in London (both of them). Try to get out whilst you can.


      • BRISSLES says:

        As in “Passport to Pimlico”, (which was inspired by an incident during the Second World War, when the maternity ward of Ottawa Civic Hospital was temporarily declared extraterritorial by the Canadian government so that when Princess Juliana of the Netherlands gave birth, the baby was born on Dutch territory, and would not lose her right to the throne.)


      • NCBBC says:

        I’m afraid sooner or later Pres Putin will be blamed for it.


        Germans feel the same.


        • NCBBC says:

          Above link Translated:

          1. Putin did not make the Germans pay the highest taxes and duties.

          2. Putin did not cause the German borders to be opened and millions of illegal immigrants to flow into our country.

          3. Putin did not cause thousands of German women and children to be sexually harassed, raped and murdered by illegal invaders.

          4. Putin did not ensure that the Germans get the lowest pension.

          5. Putin did not prevent Germans from finding affordable apartments/houses.

          6. Putin did not cause the German tax servant to have to pay billions to millions of civil servants/politicians.

          7. Putin didn’t stop interest on savings.

          8. Putin did not cause the German tax servant to have to pay billions to Brussels.

          9. Putin did not cause the German Bundeswehr to be a defenseless heap of scrap metal.

          10. Putin did not cause Nord Stream 2 to be closed and Germans to have to pay the highest gas prices.

          11. Putin did not arrange for the German tax servant to have to pay for millions of asylum seekers.

          12. Putin did not arrange for dangerous no-go areas with drug trafficking to exist in German cities.

          13. Putin did not cause our country to lose real internal security.

          14. Putin did not cause Muslim terror to rage in our German cities.

          15. Putin did not cause the old German parties to give away hundreds of billions all over the world.

          16. Putin has not caused that there are more and more “tables” for poor Germans.

          17. Putin did not cause our infrastructure to be ailing.

          18. Putin has not caused our borders to be left unprotected.

          19. Putin has not caused Muslim mafia clans to terrorize our cities and the German population for decades.

          “Now ask yourself WHO your (the Germans) enemy is! Putin/Russia is and never was the enemy of Germany”…


      • Wild Bill says:

        And Birmingham, and probably a few other cities.


  19. pugnazious says:


    The BBC has now deigned to reveal the truth…up to a point as the Mail tells Hoyle to get stuffed…quite rightly…..apart from this being a nothing story it’s not for a politician to decide what story a paper can publish….oddly the BBC and friends have no problem with Hoyle’s attempt to censor the Mail…imagine if a Tory Speaker tried to control the BBC’s output…there’d be great wailing and gnashing of teeth…from Labour ‘Friends of the BBC’ as well.

    The original Mail story stated that Rayner herself joked about using her feminine wiles to get her way….but the BBC didn’t quote that part of the story in their own report…funny that huh?

    Why miss this out?

    ‘One MP said: ‘She knows she can’t compete with Boris’s Oxford Union debating training, but she has other skills which he lacks.

    ‘She has admitted as much when enjoying drinks with us on the [Commons] terrace.’’

    In the podcast that the Mail has reported today Rayner actually accuses Boris of using flattery and flirting to beguile her….so in fact it is Rayner who is using sexist and ‘misandrist’ language….

    ‘Yeah, I think he has got a bit of a romance going on there somehow hasn’t he, cus he… Do you know what I think it is, it’s like ‘cus Michael Gove kinda did this as well. I think they try and, err, ‘if you can’t beat them, smooch them’. Do you know what I mean? I think there’s a little bit of that going on….. I think that’s how they try and sort of deal with me. Because they don’t really know how to deal with me. That’s the thing.’

    So it’s perfectly fine for her to accuse Boris, and Gove, of using their undoubted charms to get her onside but it’s sexist and misogynist for some Tory MP to joke about her using her charms to distract Boris.



    • Fedup2 says:

      Maybe there is something on the speakers ‘ chair that turns them into authoritarian monsters … Hoyle has got early symptoms of Berkow syndrome …..

      As for scum angie – pictures can replace a thousand words ..

      Really nonsense story isn’t it ?


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      “The lady doth protest too much, methinks”

      If she doesn’t want to be looked at, why does she wear short skirts and low cut blouses? It’s all part of the silly “LOOK at ME! DON’T look at ME!” nonsense we’ve had since #metoo. She could dress like the woman next to her in the photo above, and no one would even notice her.

      We have one at work, a receptionist in her 40s, who wears far too much makeup and perfume, low cut blouse, short skirt, heels… and is used to having her own way, whose currently rather ‘crestfallen’. As the older generation of men who treated her ‘like a lady’ are retiring, she’s finding men under 60, who’ve been brought up to treat women as equals, aren’t so ‘kind’ and actually expect her to do something useful for her wages.

      To be honest, having been at school with dozens of the likes of Ange, I’m pretty sure Boris and Gove are just curious, in the same way as people stare at an animal in the zoo, or the BBC staff are said to have stared at real name Yaxley-Lennon-Hitler when he arrived for an interview. I’m pretty sure neither have really had much to do with such women, certainly not in a footing where they’re expected to treat them as ‘equals’.

      She’d be an excruciating PM.

      As for Gove’s ‘undoubted charms’, pug… what? According to my missus, my sisters, my old mum, and every other woman I know, he’s the absolute epitome of ungainly, geeky, upper middle class, pallid, weak chinned, pipecleaner armed, pot bellied, bespectacled, slimey, ugliness. A few women seem to have a bit of a sneaky attraction (?) for porky Boris though.


      • Guest Who says:

        The ladies can be varied in their interests.

        Think of Groper. Not too long.


      • Guest Who says:

        The Slick/Fick pairing appears similar on a Sleepy/Heels Up basis, presuming the bloke doesn’t shuffle before the strategic aims are met.

        Like Prezza her function has been solely symbolic, and The BBC were thick enough to get her in to actually address a policy on occasion.

        I am not keen on politicians being venal, and I am am not keen on them being thick, and I really tire of them being indulged and not held to account if created to be immune.

        Champion scores two out of three. Heaven help us if she pulls a Bradshaw-Purnell.


    • moggie63 says:

      That picture brings to mind a song back in the 70’s by the Monks, ‘Nice legs, shame about the face’.


      • BRISSLES says:

        If she had any ‘class’ then she certainly wouldn’t wear an article of clothing that ‘fell open’ on sitting – and certainly not on the front bench facing a load of blokes ! Yes, us girlies back in the day wore mini-skirts (first time around), to the office, but the fashion then was never with high stilettos, but low block heeled shoes. There is a way and a way, and someone should tell Angela its not her ‘way’. (she should ditch the hair extensions too tbh)


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  20. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Radio 4 – mentions Islamic radicalization in Prisons! Which was ignored due to ….


  21. MarkyMark says:

    Prison terrorism: Warnings over failure to stop radicalisation
    By Daniel Sandford
    BBC News

    Published3 hours ago


    Let us all stop funding UK terrorism!

    It would seem Khalid Masood (Westminster Attack 22.03.2017 5 Innocents Killed) was on benefits which comes out of National Insurance payments by the workers of the UK. Thus, it would seem prior to these findings the workers in the UK were unknowingly funding terrorism.

    But now we know terrorists operate using welfare benefits it would seem we are knowingly paying terrorists.

    Can I suggest that the Government please make sure NI payments by UK workers don’t go into the hands of terrorists by removing the terrorists in the first place. Can you also calculate how much we have/are funded terrorism via welfare benefits by simply getting all known terrorists (left,right,islamic) arrested to-date and those on the watch list and check welfare payments made to them or their immediate family (under various names possibly).

    Another example is where imams preaching intolerance such as Anjem Choudary (preached hate 1999-2016) to his hundreds of worshippers (5 times a day, everyday), can all imams be checked if they are on welfare benefits, paid by UK workers, and these payments be stopped immediately. It is the community that needs to fund the imams if they want religious teachings, similar to how the Church of England was funded with donations in the past.

    . . . .

    The father-of-four (Anjem Choudary preaching hate 1999-2016) takes home more than £25,000 a year in benefits and lives in a £320,000 house in Leytonstone

    . . .

    “…and don’t you worry. It’s coming to a place near you…we cannot have state subsidized preachers…give it up or give it to your deadliest enemy and pay for the rope that will choke you.“



    • Thoughtful says:

      You seem to post this vido on every thread here !


      • Guest Who says:

        Is it a cowardly, useless vido? Or just seems that way?


      • MarkyMark says:

        It is an old one that seems to capture the fall of Western society – tolerating something that is intolerant!


        • rulez the waves says:

          I’ve seen the vid. It is a classic but a little dated now.

          It stood as a warning from the past and a possible/probable future for our empires.

          What if we have reached a turning point? We can not really do much better than what we have and we are also quite slow compared to the internet.

          A few years back, I meet a tosser OBE charity boss creaming 10’s of thousands from a charity that wd have been better spent on the kids, and told him that his future, his vision of life – somewhat like an updated Jerry from the Good Life – was not going to happen.

          Few people can grasp the huge societal changes that are already in place and it will only get faster and faster for those with their fingers on the mouse button.

          Not brave new worlds, but ineffable …

          So much of the heavy lifting is being done by AI now. So much. It is used in politics too. It will decide our future based on prediction models requiring almost unimaginably powerful quantum computers.

          We will love it even more than we do now. It will be our all.

          Thank god.


  22. AsISeeIt says:

    Mobo awards…? Our BBC just can’t shake off that bad mojo

    Don’t kid me it’s happenstance that either the Guardian or the left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper so often top the pile (or take number one spot in the hit parade, if you will) on the BBC online press review. There’s no way that’s random, otherwise you’d need to explain how come the Daily Star invariably brings up the rear, so to speak, in the “and finally” spot.

    That noticably cosy relationship with the Gruan is on full display this morning.

    Call it a case of self-flagellation or desperately slamming the stable door shut after yet another rogue horse has bolted: ‘DJ Westwood accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. Exclusive claims made in joint investigation by Guardian and BBC

    Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before… as – literally – “students” of the 1980s, familiar with the work of The Smiths, would say…

    This latest allegedly disreputable BBC chap: ‘renowned DJ‘ as though determined to take as his inspiration the reversal of the prevailing narrative of our northern town grooming gangs, chose as his victims: ‘The women, who are all black…‘ (Guardian) – and we don’t refer to the Kiwi women’s rugby squad – we’re talking sisters from the black music fraternity – one now dares someone to hang the dread moniker racist on Mr Westwood.

    Forget Jimmy Savile and his old record club… Dave Lee Travis “the Hairy Cornflake” and Chris Denning with his “Where It’s At” – the latter, by the way, specialised in underage boys – seems Radio One caters for all tastes…

    Now it turns out DJ Tim seems to have got away with considerable naughtiness on the job without so much as a “rap” on the knuckles from his employer – despite we the licence payers being reassured: ‘The BBC has strct codes of conduct‘ and they are: ‘shocked‘… shocked they tell us, shocked… well this reader of the news runes says this latest Radio One misconduct tale smacks of more déjà vu than yet another P&O cross-Channel ferry to France story.

    Agency staff mutiny after P&O ferry is left adrift‘ (Times) – mutiny on the high seas? Can they still keelhaul you for that? Or did the Blair government cancel that one off the statute book along with treason? I digress.

    Tim Westwood… has denied all the allegations‘ (Guardian)

    It was cartoon character Fred Flinstone, that much put upon pater familias of the stone age suburban town of Bedrock, who was famous for his “Yabba-Dabba-Doo!

    The Telegraph this morning celebrates the sudden onset of our new hypodermic age – perhaps we should cry “Jabba-jabba-doo!

    Twice-yearly jabs for high blood pressure could replace need to take daily pills… for millions of Britons… Around one in three adults suffers from high blood pressure… and costs the NHS £2.1 billion every year

    Perhaps we may have discovered the cure for: ‘Covid: Job losses expected at Wrexham vaccine factory‘ (BBC)

    Well, it will give this lot something to do: ‘Covid: Thousands of vaccinators get permanent NHS roles‘ (BBC)

    As our actual qualified doctors switch to a 9 to 5 work pattern: ‘Doctors table “urgent” motion to cut “core” opening hours to 9-5 shaving two-and-a-half hours off‘ (Daily Mail) – Cor, so many jokey angles to this headline – doctor’s talk of motions being just one ooh-er option. Shave it off, doc, and have done with it.

    The Daily Express sounds a sour note to all this utopian public sector loveliness: ‘As Britons feel the squeeze, PM threatens to privatise poorly performing services. You’re paying record £718bn in tax… but for what?‘ – the answer is of course to keep millions in a job. Or a jobbie, as Billy Connolly was wont to say.

    Health agency to halt Covid tests and cut jobs‘ – complains the Guardian.

    While the FT focuses much further east – worth watching because that’s where our politicians seem to derrive their public health policies – but the complaint now is of too much covid testing: ‘China’s jab drive falters in test frenzy

    Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width” was the title of the late ’60s ITV comedy. The public sector says never mind the service, feel the job creation… albeit mostly WFH

    Passport hols hell‘ says the Daily Star – that’s your succint tabloidese and we know what that means. The left-leaning titles are more wordy: ‘Inside Britain’s passport chaos. Recruitment crisis, phone line in meltdown and delivery farce‘ (‘i’) – our left-leaning media do like to personalise a story, to have some sympathetic charcater involved with whom we can empathise: ‘Five-year-old boy left waiting four months for new passport‘ – and we can all remember that long anxious wait for Christmas for that special gift we didn’t get for our birthday, right?

    Things are getting so bad in the civil service the government, remarkably, are having to ease up on some of the bureaucracy: ‘Annual MOTs facing axe in new cost of living plan‘ (‘i’)

    Meanwhile the Daily Mail comes out fighting against the Commons Speaker and his PC posturing: ‘No Mr Speaker! With an overreach that startled MPs, the Commons Speaker summond the Mail on Sunday editor… In her own words, night Angela Rayner laughed and joked about comparisons with Sharon Stone‘ – really? Compared herself to Sharon Stone? She wished!

    At this point one would very much like to link to a cat story – having been rather catty toward Ms Raynor MP – sadly one scans the newspaper frontpages in vain – finding only the aternative, a cute mutt pictured in the Daily Star: ‘Bow wow bandits. 8 pooches pinched a day in UK‘ but there is the ‘i’ fretting about palm oil and climate change and delivering us a frontpage pic of a ginger Orangutang… Meow!

    Another virtue-signalling, posturing ponce, a latest bandwagon-jumping narcissist, sermonising to the gallery rather than his congregation, having his second say from his gilded pulpit: ‘Church not a “passive observer”, says Welby in riposte to Prime Minister’s criticism‘ (Telegraph) – why not ditch the mitre and join the LibDems and have done with it, Your Grace?

    The Daily Mirror celebrates: ‘Addicted to giving. Gran who has given away half her fortune hands out another £11m to strangers

    With a CV like that, has she considered a job with the civil service – she seems to have necessary over-generous aptitude: ‘Suitcases stuffed full of Covid loan cash seized at Uk border… Border Force officials have stopped people at airports across Britain “carrying large amounts of money suspected (as being) from coronavirus bounce-back loans”… about £47 billion was paid out in loans… It has been estimated that that as much as £17 billion of that might never be paid back‘ (Times)


  23. pugnazious says:

    So who was actually working for Putin….Donald Trump or ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele?

    The BBC itself did a lot of Putin’s dirty work for him as they helped sow chaos, disorder, division and distrust across the US political system with their lies about the dodgy Trump dossier…a dossier they, and all the media, knew was dodgy and almost certainly ‘fake news’….so much so that they all at first refused to publish it because it was so obviously a political hatchet job…but they desperately wanted to get it ‘out there’. To do that they used a fall guy….Buzzfeed News…which had a close working relationship with the BBC. Buzzfeed published the dossier and this enabled all the rest to swarm in and ‘report’ on the lurid details using the excuse that they were merely reporting the controversy around Buzzfeed publishing the dossier….they managed to keep that ‘reporting’ up for 4 years!

    The dossier of course was cobbled together by Christopher Steele who, as an MI6 officer, used to work in Moscow and still had close contact with many Russian intelligence officers from whom he received the ‘dirt’ on Trump.

    Now you and I might suspect this ‘intelligence’ given its source but apparently the BBC et al were completely convinced and spent those 4 years accusing Trump of being a Russian agent on the basis of, erm, Russian intelligence agents’ claims.

    The BBC said this proved the Russians were trying to help Trump win the election. Hmmm…funny way of doing that…telling the world that they were blackmailing Trump with ‘Kompromat’ and he was Putin’s man in Washington! How is that ‘helpiing’?

    So Steele, useful idiot or turned agent, sent a hugely destructive missile directly into the heart of the US political system and the Democrats and their media ladpdogs all jumped on board to help spread the chaos and make running America almost impossible.

    Then Steele turned his attention to home…the UK not Russia…lol. He claims Boris is also an agent of the Russians…..compromised…

    ‘Is it possible that Johnson might have been a victim of sex kompromat? It is. The former MI6 officer said: “Boris Johnson is compromised. No one believes he went to the palazzo just to sip orange juice.”’

    This all ties into Boris putting Lebedev into the Lords…

    The BBC blitzed us with endless ‘factual speculation’ that Boris had been warned by the security services that Lebedev was a security threat and that subsequently Boris had over-ridden and ignored that advice to plant his Russian friend into the Lords.

    Hmmm…oddly the BBC barely mentioned the the truth when it came out…no blitz, no endless coverage, no admissions that their original stories were so much bunk as that truth came out recently…

    ‘Lords appointment chief says there was ‘NO pressure’ from Boris Johnson to alter rules to give a peerage to his friend Evgeny Lebedev and claims MI6 advice about ex-KGB agent’s son did NOT amount to a ‘warning’ that he was a national security risk’
    ‘Boris Johnson put ‘no pressure’ on peers to clear his friend Evgeny Lebedev to sit in the House of Lords, the chamber’s appointments chief told MPs today.

    Lord Bew said that neither the Prime Minister nor anyone else in the Cabinet sought to ease the Independent newspaper owner’s path to a peerage in 2020.’


    The BBC has done what it always does…Labour makes fanciful claims, slinging mud to get the headlines knowing that even if shown to be untrue later the story will be out there and believed by many, and the BBC obliged them by giving blanket coverage to their wild conspiracy theories…making lies into fact…and votes.

    There was no pressure from Boris and there was no ‘warning’ from the security services. Who knew eh?

    So just who is working by design or by default for Putin? Trump and Boris or Christopher Steele and the BBC as they busy themselves undermining our democracies and spreading those wild conspiracy theories far and wide?


  24. pugnazious says:

    ‘Public school teachers in Florida are banned from holding classroom instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity after Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, signed the controversial “Parental Rights in Education” bill.

    “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.” ‘

    The BBC’s Sunday programme of course was on the case and insisted that this just wasn’t a problem…it was a solution in search of a problem. Oh yeah?

    Trouble is someone keeps pointing out that there is a problem with teachers ‘grooming’ and essentially abusing kids….it happens in the US and here as a case recently demonstrated.

    The Libs are freaking out about @LibsofTikTok which trawls social media for woke warriors who boast of their actions in grooming very young schoolchildren…

    From Spiked…

    ‘Why they loathe Libs of TikTok’
    ‘This social-media account has exposed just how insidious and dangerous woke indoctrination can be.’

    Look at the Libs of TikTok feed and you’ll be astonished and terrified…these people are teaching your kids…indoctrinating and perverting these kids…in the US and here…teaching 5 year olds to masturbate….the BBC seems to think it’s OK…but Tim Westwood maybe copping a feel is way beyond the pale as is a Tory MP relaying a comment made by Angela Rayner herself.


  25. Thoughtful says:

    Russia has now reportedly cut the gas to Bulgaria and to Poland because they both refused to pay in Roubles.

    Russia has not cut the gas nor the oil to Germany, meaning that the treacherous Germans must be paying for both gas & oil in Roubles.

    This is grossly unfair and in a fair and reasonable world Germany should have its exports sanctioned with import taxes for doing such a thing – onoly we know Boris the bottler and his cowardly gang of Socialists wouldn’t dream of doing such a thing.


  26. pugnazious says:

    Massive prize for guessing which one the BBC would love to employ…..just love this…


  27. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – as our Fed outlines in his header, the Twitterati are terrified ….

    ….. by the prospect of former President Trump and his followers being allowed back onto Twitter and also the presence on Twitter of ‘free speech’, just terrible that freedom. Meanwhile in other news: Martha the Bee lady just has to produce some CO2 to warm the planet and cause climate change (believe that if you will) just to go to Norfolk to count the cutlery* at TellyTaxpayers’ expense.

    (* I actually learned something this morning on TOADY, that the young of spoonbills are known as teaspoons.)


    • tomo says:

      I’d add that BBC “climate disinformation reporters” only report their dissatisfaction — but not what they were dissatisfied about.


  28. Fedup2 says:

    If the Ukrainians are ‘fighting back ‘ against putin – by hitting targets inside Russia – how will putin react ? I get the feeling a lot of the population swallows the propaganda put out by putin in the same way there is little criticism of the 24/7 poison put out by the BBC ….
    As an armchair field Marshall I really can’t see this calming down by the big 9 May gig – zelenski must be saving up something big for the 8th or the 9th ….

    … meanwhile the price of gas goes on up …. With only 14? Weeks before the next price thing is done by OFGEM …. It will be interesting to hear what the private outfits using the OFGEM model will be predicting for the end of 2022 energy prices –
    If – indeed – we get to the end of 2022 ….


    • tomo says:

      The price of gas goes up….

      I’m pretty exercised by the LPG/Propane famine


      What is that about?

      – my understanding is that if you’re making petrol and diesel -there’s LPG made at the same time….


  29. tomo says:


  30. tomo says:


  31. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – this doesn’t seem quite right, I wonder if the BBC really checked at all thoroughly?

    While it is hard to know all of a person’s situation, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61229727, it seems that Caroline is underpaid by her school as a Classroom Assistant. At a basic level, CAs earn £1500 per month and rural living in Co. Fermanagh suggests that rental and other costs are not high. Something like £60 to £90 a week would be payable to someone on Universal Credit with a child to support. Let’s assume a minimum level of benefit and income of over £21,000 per annum, could be wrong but that doesn’t seem to be Food Bank eligible or necessary.

    Time for Marianna to spring into action ….. or not.


  32. Emmanuel Goldstein says:



  33. StewGreen says:

    Switch on local radio news .
    as usual it’s like listening to the Labour Party Public Relations dept ?
    Lead item : from Labour connected NGO Trussel Trust
    The clip was their Rory Weal .. the Labour boy ..(He spoke at their party conference)

    9am “As the cost of living increases BBC Radio Humberside has been hearing about a huge increase in the number of of emergency food parcels handed out to families across the Yorkshire and and Humber region.
    in the past year the Trussell Trust has said it has given out 156,000, which is a 44% increase compared to 2019
    Mandy Tomlinson is a manager at the east Yorkshire food bank”
    .. plays clip

    (Missed context : New rules mean supermarkets get fined if they throw away food
    So the SUPPLY to foodbanks has increased)

    #2 “Now as we see prices go up, researchers this week say we could save money on our energy bills, by unplugging things like TVs and games consoles when we are not using them.
    a study by British Gas says they account for 23% of our electricity usage even when on standby”

    (that statement is bloody misleading)

    “Laura is an electrical engineer”
    clip ‘set top boxes and your TVs, combined make it cost on average around £50 per year on standby
    .. also your microwaves around £16 per year
    the greatest solution to this is simply switching off at the plug”

    (I reckon her maths is well out, vampire power has been debnked many times eg On BBC’s More Or Less)

    #3 “The government has indicated that it wants to make slashing health and safety rules as the focus to tackle the rising cost of living (Misleading statement)
    “Yesterday the government proposed reducing the frequency of things like MOTs, and decreasing the ratio of staff to children in nurseries.
    Opposition parties want an emergency budget to help households though. “
    (Is that news ??)

    #4 “now there is a concern that too many children in the region are ending up in care and the government is not spending enough to prevent it.
    .. The government says it understands the council pressure and is providing you funding to help with social care”

    Clip ..Council worker laying it on thick saying there’s not enough money
    ‘like a health where only the ambulances and hospitals are funded, and not GPs’

    #5 “Now there is a protests in Hull against Drax power station’s use of wood pellets.
    Environmental campaigners say the plant is the world’s biggest tree burner” …

    #6 “An investigation is underway into what caused a drama in the Irish sea which brought trouble P&O Ferries..
    the vessel spent more than an hour floating at sea when The crew lost control”

    (why would our region need to know ?)
    .. “Hull labour MP Karl Turner said on social media
    situation appears to be dangerous and also worrying”


    • StewGreen says:

      I’d like to see that engineer’s calculations for standby power
      There are laws for standby power
      #1 devices with a display ..eg microwave clock : 1W max
      #2 devices with no display ..eg TV red light : 1/2W max

      £16/year for a microwave Nope
      ours uses ZERO whilst not cooking . Cos it doesn’t have an LED just a manual dial
      Some do have a LED clock display ..and yes that uses a tiny amount of power

      ..lets say your leccy costs 16p per KWh
      So you are getting 100KWh for £16
      So the microwave uses 0.27KWh per day for standby LED
      That’s 0.011KWh per hour
      ie 11W
      That would be 11 times the legal display consumption

      The activist/engineer must be using some cherrypicked situation
      eg an old microwave with a massive display and human presence detection etc.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, I just do it and am my own smart meter. 😉 Now there’s another two vampire devices – the sender units – as well as the household display although that doesn’t run off the mains, it still needs disposable or rechargeable batteries.


  34. Thoughtful says:

    Here’s a nasty new treaty our authoritarian Socialist Blue Labour government are trying to force us into without our consent:


    This is the WHO Pandemic treaty which you will be able to google and find more details about.

    Joining this treaty will gift the government some incredibly authoratarian powers over the people when and if another pandemic is declared, and is a scarey thought given the fact China owns the WHO.

    The pandemic treaty will over ride all UK laws and give the government complete powers to do what it deems right in the even of a pandemic being declared by China.

    They can enforce quarantine, lockdowns, make vaccinations mandatory and many other violations of individual freedoms or rights under laws.

    This treaty must be opposed by every one who doesn’t trust the government, and lets face it after the last debacle who in their right mind would trust the government? The major task however is in getting people to know what is being proposed and how it will take what little freedom we have left and give it to oppressive tyranical Socialist politicians.


  35. StewGreen says:

    Is the BBC a news-maker or news-shaper ?
    Seems to me their Make a A Difference CAMPAIGN is pretty socialist
    .. Now they are promoting their Humberside GREEN award
    .. https://twitter.com/RadioHumberside/status/1519285481317572608
    That’s a tweet with a local celebrity saying we have to “save the planet”

    BTW massive diversity in today’s Hull eco protesters
    .. I agree that it’s dumb we import wood to burn at Drax, cos it is a dirtier burn than coal
    but I guess the protesters want us to be powered by solar in the middle of the night instead.


  36. StewGreen says:

    History Debunked highlights : Strange judgement
    \\ English Nationalism is ruled by a British court to be, ‘offensive, shocking or disturbing to others’ //

    Normal beliefs are protected, but NOT English Nationalism.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Japan needs more diversity?
      Bollywood to be closed down due to racism?
      Modi Government has no westerners?


    • theisland says:

      Irrespective of whether Graham Moore should have won the case or not, I think that the conclusion in section 148 of the judgement that his beliefs are “offensive, shocking or even disturbing to others” is not (legally) reasonable.


  37. MarkyMark says:

    “We’re the Party of Working People (Starmer)”

    Labour MP received £500,000 in funding from Chinese Communist agent

    Starmer was born in London and raised in Surrey, where he attended the selective state Reigate Grammar School, which became an independent school while he was a student. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Leeds in 1985 and gained a postgraduate Bachelor of Civil Law degree at St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford in 1986.

    “It’s wrong to say only women have a cervix.”


  38. vlad says:

    Men, women and children are dying in Ukraine, the world faces food and energy shortages, possible WW3 (this time nuclear); China, Iran, North Korea and all the usual suspects are all up to no good; Israel is under rocket attack which could escalate, etc etc.

    But the really big news over at the BBC is whether Angela Rayner did or didn’t cross and uncross her legs, and whether some paper should have commented on it, even though it was SHE who originally brought up the reference to Basic Instinct, and laughed about it.

    Pur-lese. It’s not even a storm in a teacup, it’s a nothing in a nothing sandwich.

    If anything it’s another case of wimmin using sexuality when it suits them, then crying misogyny when it doesn’t.


  39. StewGreen says:

    BBC presenters don’t do POLITICAL opinions ??

    Local Radio phone in host ridiculed texter Kathleen who said most asylum seekers seem like economic migrants
    Presenter quotes “And no one can tell her differently” that sounds like the BBC producers words
    Presenter “If your mind is not open to discussion ..
    We are constantly told that they are economic migrants
    So if they want to work and they are coming for economic reasons .. well that’s tow birds one stone
    We have an economy that is short of workers, so marry the two ”
    Give them a place in society and help society by filling the gaps in hospitality, in the NHS, working in the fields ”
    .. “I suspect the Law of Unintended Consequences, but why wouldn’t you Kathleen ?
    Look at the picture”

    That sounds pretty BBC bubbleworld


    • MarkyMark says:

      Migrant workers send home £8bn to families
      By Sean Coughlan
      BBC News education and family correspondent

      Published20 November 2018


      Migrant workers in the UK, many in low-paid jobs, are sending £8bn a year to support families in their home countries, says a report from the United Nations’ education agency.


      • tomo says:

        What … – like this?


        • MarkyMark says:

          Gangsters with links to the 7/7 London bombings stole £8billion from British taxpayers in 20-year fraud before funnelling cash to Pakistan to support Osama Bin Laden
          Gangsters stole billions via VAT fraud, benefit fraud, credit card and mortgage fraud over 20 years including £8bn directly from UK taxpayers, files show
          They channelled £80 million to Al Qaeda terror operations and Osama Bin Laden
          HMRC were tracking associates of 7/7 bomber two years before deadly strike
          Court orders prevent reporting of names and details because prosecutors claim ringleaders’ trials could be jeopardised – but they fled to Middle East years ago
          Gang was so hard to infiltrate, investigators tied a camera to a dog to get photos
          Criminals ‘infiltrated government agencies and the Post Office’ to create fake IDs

          PUBLISHED: 12:17, 31 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:35, 31 March 2019


    • MarkyMark says:

      22 Lost in Manchester …
      The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure.

      1400+ raped over 16 years in 1 town ….
      The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure.

      30 Iranians cross the border and are allowed free entry ….
      The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure.

      30 year old men are pretending to be child refugees and sit in a class full of children …
      The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure.

      The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.




  40. Flotsam says:

    “We’re the Party of Working People (Starmer)”

    Shouldn’t that be…………… “We are the Party of Wokeing people”?


  41. Eddy Booth says:

    Russia still attacking steelworks in Mariupol mayor’s aide

    Putin trolling the Slava Ukraini! mob like the BBC, by having pot shots at the Azovstal steel works, now and then, making them apoplectic, after he’d said he’d just wait the defenders out.
    BBC not addressing Conspiracy theorists idea that there’s NATO fighters/ trainers / important foreigners or whatever caught there.

    Meanwhile 13.27
    “Ukrainian refugee in Hungary: being asked if there is a civil war going on and whether Russia was conducting a peacekeeping operation in Ukraine. We are shocked – how can they believe something like this?”

    Maybe they’ve got refugee fatigue, and are politely suggesting you go to West Ukraine, Kiev city etc, which seems pretty unaffected by the war.
    Hence why most of the BBC staff are lounging in nice hotels there.


    • tomo says:

      Isn’t there a crowd of French “military advisers” stuck in the steelworks?

      I saw something about that last week – apparently their relatives in France are getting a bit noisy?


  42. Zephir says:

    Why don’t the tories stand up to the blatant snidey hypocrisy displayed by fick Ange and the rest ?

    I would be tempted to encourage her to continue and say “at least it keeps the flies away from my packed lunch”


  43. StewGreen says:

    New news item buried in the middle of the 1pm news
    “The Prison Service has been criticised for failing to recognise the dangers of Islamist gangs in jails”

    The independent reviewer …”
    clip from Dominic Raab


    • MarkyMark says:

      Jail toilets face away from Mecca 20 April 2006,
      Facilities in a prison are being built so Muslim inmates do not have to face Mecca while sitting on the toilet.
      The Home Office said two new toilet blocks are being installed as part of a refurbishment at Brixton jail in south London.

      Faith leaders had told prison bosses it was unacceptable for Muslim inmates to face Mecca while using the toilet.

      “The refurbishment has been carried out with due consideration for all faiths”, a Home Office spokeswoman said.
      “Following consultation with faith leaders within the prison, various small adjustments were made to ensure the faith issues of all prisoners are taken into account.”

      She added: “The money spent did not affect the overall cost of the refurbishment programme.”



  44. Thoughtful says:

    Just for fun a list of the top paying firms for raw grads straight out of university makes some sobering reading although the law firms don’t appear to be included.



    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      We pay our new engineering grads about £26K, it’s generous and attracts far more applicants than we can even look at.


  45. tomo says:


  46. andyjsnape says:

    ‘My ancestor was a Jarrow marcher – he’d be furious people are struggling’

    Incredible how an 18yr old knows he’d be furious – never met the marcher from 1936 – crystal ball?


  47. Guest Who says:

    The BBC is truly unique.

    Only they could run a line like that without thinking.


  48. Fedup2 says:

    Gardner and Harris v Sec state for health looks like on of the few glimpses we are likely to get on how the government really dealt with covid –
    It relates to the non decision to send elderly people to care homes – un examined and without precautions at the same time Matthew Hancock MP was lying to the country about ‘wrapping protective arms around them .

    The case is pretty technical and is likely to be appealed because the government was found to be negligent in risking the lives of care home residents – 20000 died from ‘ with the Chinese virus ….
    I have no personal involvement in this – but even at the time it looked like a crime – and now a court has sort of -held that view ….
    Meanwhile Hancock was shagging his PA…

    Has the Tory MP Commons porn watcher been identified yet ? – not really interested but a sex story always distracts from something important …


    • Thoughtful says:

      The point here relies on a great deal of hindsight and very little on the information available to the government at the time.

      This is of course enormously unfair, and it is really the Chinese government who should be in the dock, one for allowing the virus to escape the lab, and second for refusing to give any information to the West about the nature of the virus leaving all the other countries to find out the hard way.

      At the time it was believed the main shortage in the NHS was going to be bed space followed by ventilators, most will remember the Nightingale hospitals, which in the event were never used, and so the policy was the elderly would be returned to the care homes ASAP to free up what was believed to be much needed bed space.

      In the event it didn’t work out that way , but it is profoundly wrong to judge someone in hindsight with information we now know, but which was not available at the time, and the government following the scientific advice they were being given.

      As many others have observed, these are compo seekers, if they had genuinely cared about their elderly relatives they would have had them living with them in their homes.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Thoughtful – pretty brutal stuff. I don’t think they are after money in this case . One of the plaintiffs was on the world at one ….
        There needs to be accountability – it’s not hindsite – it’s common sense and was so at the time . You. Omit to mention the deliberate lies the likes of Hancock was peddling about looking after care homes – they could have – they didn’t .

        As I said – I have no skin in this game – but the guilt thing you mention about sending her 90 year old dad to his lonely death via a NHS hospital ( virus spreading factory ) and a care home with little support from the state – is well made .
        The appeal will be interesting . I just hope is doesn’t cost the bereaved relatives any money ….

        At least you didn’t use the the ‘oh he was 90 anyway so why bother ?’ Which has been used here in the past …


        • Thoughtful says:

          I remember the panic at the time. I remember videos from China – which turned out to be false of people dropping down dead in the streets and stories of crematoria unable to cope with the numbers of dead bodies.

          As the pandemic progressed we knew more and policy should have changed – but it didn’t, save for closing the Nightingales which hadn’t been used. The dogmatic approach is still in place to this day in spite of all the evidence which showed it to be wrong.

          Don’t get me wrong I will criticise the government as much as anyone and believe the Great Barrington Declaration is the right way forward, however I don’t think anyone is the Blue Labour cabinet is actually a scientists or a medical expert, so they have had to take advice from others who lay claim to that expertise, and goodness knows science has done itself no favours with the amount of lying in the face of all the evidence which has gone on.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Government scientist Neil Ferguson, 51 – whose death toll projections sparked lockdown – QUITS after admitting he allowed married mistress, 38, to break stay-at-home rules to visit him for trysts
      Prof Neil Ferguson, 51, warned UK could see 500,000 deaths if it didn’t implement mass self-isolation
      His advice, through a report he helped produce at Imperial College, led to the PM bringing in the lockdown
      But since it started he allowed his married lover to travel across London to visit him at home at least twice
      Antonia Staats, 38, lives with her husband, in his 30s, and two children in a £1.9 million house in south London
      The scientist has quit his role on the secretive SAGE committee – but Imperial College is standing by him
      Do you know more about this story? Email martin.robinson@mailonline.co.uk or tips@dailymail.com
      Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

      PUBLISHED: 19:35, 5 May 2020 | UPDATED: 16:48, 6 May 2020


  49. Guest Who says:


    Now I need another PC screen, evidence shows.


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC: You’d miss us if we were gone
      “Deprivation study”, conducted by MTM, involved 80 homes who had their BBC services withdrawn for nine days

      PUBLISHED: APRIL 27, 2022


      Just under 200 people, based in 16 different locations in the UK and with a mix of views about the BBC, took part.

      On completing the study 42 of the 60 households, or 70 per cent, who initially wanted to either pay nothing or less said they were willing to pay the full licence fee or more in return for the BBC.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “missing content without advertising” – they advertise books and plays everyday through interviews!


      • moggie63 says:

        Not to mention endless trailers of all the woke, biased, racist crap they’re foisting on people.