640 Responses to Start the Week 2 May 2022

  1. StewGreen says:

    Media feed us playground trivia
    … whilst they ignore the big stuff

    “please sir, he said was showing them my thighs”

    “I saw him looking at porn in the playground”

    “He had secret beer and cake parties behind the bikesheds”

    Neil Oliver says so too .. https://youtu.be/1uPj3c3zuPs


  2. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    All of these predictions that Boris will be losing 550 or so seats in the May 5 elections is worrying.

    It’s not the losing seats that worries me it’s the spin that will be put on it.

    The msm (GBN excepted) will be saying it’s all because of partygate, growlergate and the porn watcher when the truth is that we want to give a message about immigration, a proper brexit, fishing, cost of living and these types of reasons.

    Just as they tried to blame the Amess murder on unkind tweets and social media they will try to blame the miscellaneous ‘gates’ for any drop in seats when we don’t really care much about cakes, beers and a growler.


    • taffman says:

      Emmanuel Goldstein
      Boris is trying to emulate Sir Winston Churchill as he supports The Ukraine defending its border.
      What would Sir Winston have done about the ongoing invasion of Dover ?
      How many ‘Thousands’ have landed so far?

      The ‘Landings’ have already disappeared from Al Beeb’s front page of their website.


    • Guest Who says:

      It’s an idiotic game, played by idiots and taking the public for them.

      Currently the brunette pea brain is ‘interviewing’ the blustering blonde, and my Twitter timeline is simply Bryant, Crerar, Mad Al, etc going even more mental, as Sweeney! tries to keep up liking all their posts.

      Then Vile will get in YAB and Femi to comment.


      • MarkyMark says:

        Boris Johnson loses speech notes, talks about Peppa Pig instead


    • Thoughtful says:

      The more important thing is the sheer cowardice of the Tory MPs who would rather walk headlong into a landslide loss – again, because they are so spineless they cannot bering themselves to write a letter with a no confidence vote.

      There are so many reasons why Johnson needs to be replaced aside from the partying, and he will lose them the next election if they don’t do something about him and quick.


      • MarkyMark says:

        “sheer cowardice of the Tory MPs” – they got £2.2K pay rise and £10k to work from home and expenses galore!

        Barry Gardiner got £500K from china!


        • Thoughtful says:

          Errrr what has a pay rise got to do with cowardice ?

          What has a £500K bung to a Labour MP got to do with replacing the leader of the Tory party with someone more competent ?


          • MarkyMark says:

            They cannot speak out when they are bought and paid for.

            They will not rock the boat when they are given trinkets and money that has no relation to performance.

            I do like this quote ….


            Boris looked right then became uber far left!


  3. tomo says:

    It looks like Ministry of Truth tactics are headed to the UK





    fwiw – I used an acquaintance’s ADSL line supplied by BT a few months ago and found a whole raft of blocks which were in place.

    boiling frogs


    • Fedup2 says:

      Methinks the ministry of truth has been here a long time – and remember – we have no constitution to protect us – broadcasting ‘unapproved ‘ non group thought must be a nightmare ….
      The ministry of truth here protects the BBC – insists on positive messages about coloured folk – promotes Islam whilst diminishing real and good religions – and promotes liberal views – and hits ‘unapproved ( right ) thought ‘views whenever it can …


    • MarkyMark says:

      Twitter, Monday 23 November 2020
      On 23 November, Ethiopia’s Fana Television broadcast a 50 second-long segment of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaking in what appeared to be the national parliament. BBC Monitoring reported that the PM had said the Tigray operation would continue “no matter who dies”, based on a comment in the recording. We later established that the clips were not current and did not refer to the Tigray situation.

      We have since deleted the tweet.




    • StewGreen says:

      Anyone know if our site is still blocked by Virgin Media ?
      Maybe Rufus can take put in a request to have it removed.


      • tomo says:

        If Virgin Media are blocking – this is proof it isn’t working … 🙂

        That said my https://www.postoffice.co.uk/Home/broadband-phone/ experience was pretty sh1tty.

        They’d blocked wattsupwiththat, archive.org and about half a dozen others iirc – love to see their blocklist.

        Having had the experience recently of being blocked from commenting on my local rag – and being reinstated on inquiring “why”? (they didn’t know why)

        The whole censorship thing is really a playground for the frenetic, overactive lefty libmob – I’d like to see some transparency and review mechanisms in place.

        While not an unalloyed fan of Elon Musk – he’s prodding the wasp’s nest eh?


  4. MarkyMark says:

    III. Duties of Members

    4.By virtue of the oath, or affirmation, of allegiance taken by all Members when they are elected to the House, Members have a duty to be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen, her heirs and successors, according to law.

    5.Members have a duty to uphold the law, including the general law against discrimination.

    6.Members have a general duty to act in the interests of the nation as a whole; and a special duty to their constituents.



  5. Thoughtful says:

    Here is an interview by a small investors channel in Australia with a US investor now living in Uraguay his analysis of whaty is coming is truly frightening. It seems that Biden and his left wing loons might well permanently cripple the US economy to a degree from which it can never recover.

    Currently US inflation is at a real rate of 15%, and US treasury bonds are paying 2% interest. How long is it going to be before the buyers of these bonds realise they are going to be losing money by holding them or buying them, and who on Earth is going to be stupid enough to buy them anyway?

    Ths basic upshot of this is that there is now a huge risk that the Dollar will cease to be the worlds reserve currency because it’s in reality valueless, and then who will want to underwrite US debt when it is clear it is not trustworthy and losing value fast

    Have a watch – it’s not pleasant viewing but it is worthwhile.


  6. Eddy Booth says:

    Alternative news sorces wonder whether Canadian (recently ex) General Trevor Cadieu has been captured in the Azovstal steel works, and the implications of such.

    Meanwhile mainstream BBC focuses on trivia:
    “Return to Kyiv ‘incredibly emotional’, UK ambassador says”

    The ambassador also spoke of her shock as she drove past “bombed-out” playgrounds, schools and hospitals on her way to the capital.


  7. theisland says:

    Given the known reluctance of some civil servants within the Home Office to implement the policy, it would not come as a huge surprise were the date and venue of the first deportation flight to become known to left-wing activists in time for them to attempt to stop it.

    Activists and lawyers trying to stop flights ought to be bundled onto the plane and despatched permanently with those they adore so much.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Russia pays some debt by paying in dollars – when putin said he’d use roubles . Apparently he used dollar reserves – I wonder how much he has left ? Will Russia go bust ? What does it mean to Ukraine ? What does it mean to us ?

      I guess the longer the war goes on – the tougher it will become for the Russian economy …. Hell of a chess game …


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Today my thoughts are with those in Manchester who were lost on that terrible night and their loved ones who have so bravely battled to rebuild their lives. All of you – and many more in this great city – are the very best of what this country stands for. ” – Theresa May

      Lost? Lost? Keep citizens safe? Country Secure? 1400 raped children over 16 years?

      “The first duty of the (UK) government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure.”


  8. Zephir says:

    “Diversity is strength” ? For whom I wonder ?

    Ex-pub landlord, 42, appears in court accused of sending thousands in Covid bounce back loans to fund ISIS in Syria

    Tarek Namouz, 42, faces 8 charges of entering into a terror funding arrangement


    Here’s one who should lose his UK citizenship and get dropped off Beachy Head


  9. MarkyMark says:

    “And we in the UK will do everything we can to restore a free sovereign and independent Ukraine. ” – Boris
    600K Immigrants lost by the UK Home Office.
    20K Terrorists on the UK terrorist watch list.
    3K Extreme Terrorists on the UK terrorist watch list.
    22 Lost in Manchester according to Theresa May.
    1 More attack labelled bad driving this month of August.

    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.



  10. harry142857 says:

    Can’t see this on the BBC London news.


    Serial rapist who attacked women walking home alone at night jailed for minimum of 15 years

    A serial rapist who targeted women walking home alone in the dark has been jailed for a minimum of 15 years. Francis Mukendi, 27, was described as ‘extremely dangerous’ after his brutal attacks on six young women across Camden. Police said he waited until ‘the most opportune of moments’ at night to carry out his brutal attacks, leaving the women traumatised.

    Mukendi, of Finsbury Park, was found guilty after a six-week trial of four counts of rape, three counts of attempted rape, two counts of sexual assault, and four counts of possession of a bladed article at Wood Green Crown Court today (Friday, April 29).

    He carried out the attacks over a two-year period between September 21 2017 and December 16 2019, following each of his victims late at night and when they were alone as they walked home. His victims were all aged between 20 and 32 and lived around the Camden area.

    The attacks took place once the victims reached their doorsteps or communal stairwells. Whilst distracted when getting their keys out, Mukendi would approach them from behind with a weapon – on one occasion with a hammer and on others with a knife. He would then force them to perform oral sex on him.

    Once he had finished, or was interrupted, he would run away. All the victims reported the attacks to police immediately. Each attack was within a short walk of each other and a short distance from Mukendi’s home address.

    After the first attack, detectives completed ‘extensive enquiries’ but to no avail. Investigations started again after similar attacks, but no suspect was found. After Mukendi’s photo was caught on CCTV, police put out an appeal on December 21 2020. Mukendi saw the appeal and turned himself in.


    • Zephir says:

      Where the usual bbc outrage for wimmin safety this time ??????


  11. markh says:

    ‘How often should I change my bedsheets?’ Yes this really is a story on the front page of the BBC webshite.

    The envy of the world.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Headquartered at Broadcasting House in London, it is the world’s oldest national broadcaster, and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, employing over 22,000 staff in total, of whom approximately 19,000 are in public-sector broadcasting.


  12. s.trubble says:

    What a chance missed to have had that 300 arriving yesterday immediately transferred to buses and onto a military airfield.

    boarding a 747 and flown to Rwanda before they could even mutter
    Ali,s snackbar.


  13. MarkyMark says:

    Theresa May to hand France £45million for border controls sparking fresh Tory row as Brexit looms
    Tory MPs complained the cash was too much ahead of talks on Anglo-French links with Emmanuel Macron – despite an offer to loan the Bayeux Tapestry

    Theresa May will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron today (file photo) (Image: Getty Images Europe)
    ByArj SinghHayden SmithDan Bloom
    09:00, 18 Jan 2018UPDATED09:26, 18 Jan 2018


  14. Zephir says:

    And we in the UK will do everything we can to restore a free sovereign and independent Ukraine. ” – Boris

    And remainers want the opposite for the UK


  15. Zephir says:

    Loving this diversity ? :

    “TikTok rapper dubbed the ‘Camden Doorstep Rapist’ who attacked six lone women at knifepoint after following them home is jailed for life – but police fear there could be more victims

    Francis Mukendi, 27, was ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years’ jail by a judge
    Dubbed ‘Camden Doorstep Rapist’, he used knives and hammer to terrify victims”



    • Zephir says:

      Another one for the Rwandan travel agency


    • vlad says:

      You mean this charmer and future engineer, that the BBC seem to have inexplicably failed to report, despite him raping at least half a dozen women, and probably more?
      Diversity is our strength.



  16. Zephir says:

    Rarely truer words spoken regarding the bbc:

    Simon Mayo says working for the BBC was ‘soul destroying’: Ex-Radio 2 star takes film review podcast with Mark Kermode to Sony… adding there’s ‘no chance’ two ‘middle-aged men’ would be asked to make it on the Beeb today

    Mayo, 63, hosted popular film review show with Mark Kermode, 58, since 1990s
    They have moved it to Sony as a twice-weekly podcast in bid to ‘make it better’
    Mayo said his ideas would have to jump through hoops to get BBC’s green light



    • MarkyMark says:

      1982 – 2022 = 40 years!

      Simon Andrew Hicks Mayo MBE (born 21 September 1958)[1] is an English radio presenter and author who worked for BBC Radio from 1982 until 2022.

      So this weekend we bid farewell to one of the truly original radio voices. Jimmy Saville was an extraordinary man who was-in the brief period we overlapped at Radio 1-exactly the same off air as he was on air.



  17. BRISSLES says:

    LOL ! I can’t upload it, but on GBN (just after 5) with Brazier, there is an interview with Robert Fox, Defence Editor on the Standard. He is sat in absolute chaos !! there is ‘stuff’ on the floor as though someone’s had a melt down, and papers and books totally in disarray !

    A sight to behold, instead of all those neat bookcases.

    Ha ha ! Brazier has said “you should employ a cleaner – you’re study looks in a right state ” LOL !


  18. G.W.F. says:

    Gary Lineker 💙💛
    Women should decide on what’s right for women, not men. #RoeVWade

    Football commentator offers a self refuting argument on the abortion debate and the overturning of Rovy Wade.
    If only women should decide then Lineker should not participate in the arguments


  19. Fedup2 says:

    the Supreme Court gives Obama / Biden a nose bleed over the decision to give states the power over the legality abortion .
    It give ‘power to decide ‘ locally – screwing the pro abortion Democrats and will require Biden to speak ‘off script ‘ about it – and if the Pope Wades in … got the makings of a real fight –

    ( declaration – I think abortion means killing babies- dress it up as suited )


  20. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    On Dewbs tonight they are discussing Ukraine.

    One of them is saying this could go on for years.

    Nobody has mentioned one way that it could end very quickly and that is by getting rid of Putin.

    It’s his war.
    Nobody else wanted it.
    With him gone it could stop immediately and he apparently has cancer, Parkinson’s disease and plotters amongst the Generals and top politicians looking to take him down.

    He’s already messed up badly with Finland and Sweden looking like joining NATO.

    It reminds me of the opening line in one of Genesis’ songs which says:
    “50,000 men were sent to do the will of one”

    Get rid of him and his personal war will stop.
    Russian troops, who don’t want this war, could return home and the rebuilding of Ukraine can start.

    One man.
    That’s all that is keeping this going.


  21. Thoughtful says:

    Regarding the Roe Vs Wade issues there are a couple of important points to be made which I’m not seeing in the meedja.

    Who leaked this, because it’s an incredibly irresponsible thing to have done, and it’s never happened in the history of the USA. How can the Supreme court justices now be expected to discuss and confer on a case when there is a mole in their ranks who might go blabbering to the press? An FBI investigation has begun, and it needs to find the leaker post haste although I am not sure what the penalty would be in such an unheard of situation.

    Secondly and perhaps more importantly to conservatives is the paroxisms this has sent the Left into! Abortion rights in the US are obviously more important than they are here in the UK, but they come a fair way down peoples list of important issues, and if Biden and others are going to take their eye of the ball over this issue then the shellacing come November is going to be even greater !


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’d bet on the feds never finding the Democrat Pro Abortion Judge or staff who did it … feds are democrats working for Obama …


    • tomo says:

      the Dems seriously need some distractions from

      Mayorakis and that insane Mary Poppins woman(?)
      The price of gasoline

      – and of course, Ukraine

      I wonder if a leak like that from SCOTUS would fall within a judge’s powers to instigate a serious, overseen investigation?


      • tomo says:

        Looks like SCOTUS judges might be on the warpath about the leak


      • Doublethinker says:

        I think that the Dems welcome the distraction of Ukraine and want it continue fir as long as possible. Would they stoop so low as to actively prevent or stall any peace initiative? You know the answer.


        • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

          Quite right, Double. I am beginning to see the same behaviour in Boris. The Prime Oaf of the UK has been back to the Ukraine again where he is treated as a hero. He’s really concerned about the that country’s borders and wants to repel the invaders. He couldn’t care less about British borders the ongoing invasion in Kent. Nor does he seem cognizant of secessionist threat to UK unity from within. He just wants to take pride in the fact that the country that Putin will nuke first will be Britain.
          I wish he would stay over there, he’s not wanted by Left, Right or Centre in his own.


  22. Fedup2 says:

    Admin note – no midweek thread due to low number of comments …


  23. tomo says:

    Not the sort of distraction that some hoped for?

    I read about a week back that M. Macron has some chaps in there too.


  24. tomo says:



    • vlad says:

      I wonder if Musk will survive the hurricane of attacks that are about to be unleashed on him by the Dems, the deep state, Big Tech, the msm, corporate America, the tax authorities, the legal system, the new Ministry of Truth, etc.

      Good luck, Elon.


  25. Thoughtful says:

    Boris addresses the Ukrainian parliament the Daily Mail reported it, the comments – the top ones are surprising and well worth reading:



  26. vlad says:

    Expect all hell to break loose over the abortion issue in the US, and expect the ‘progressive’ pro-abortion BBC to fan the flames.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      I’ve never wondered what the Islamic stance on abortion is but I just clicked over to Al-Jazeera and there was an activist called Linda Sarsour, a headscarf wearing Muslim, proselytising for the pro-abortionists.



      • tomo says:

        gawd… Sarsour can’t resist a crowd and sh1t stirring – she travels everywhere with a megaphone and a port-a-step


  27. Guest Who says:

    I was hoping things might get clearer.


  28. tomo says:

    That “Saudi Arabia of wind” thing…

    I see they’ve had to light up the coal power stations in the UK tonight.


    • Thoughtful says:

      I wonder how long it takes to get one of those up and generating, I mean it’s not as if they can throw a couple of firelighters in and wait for a good blaze to get going, they must have them permanently lit and generating nothing all so the greenies can claim some form of success!


      • tomo says:

        Years ago I worked a summer job in a cement works – lighting the kiln involved a pile of rubbish as kindling, diesel as an accelerant and a giant wind machine – setting fire to ground, powdered coal is straightforward but upscaled from an AGA…


  29. Guest Who says:

    ‘Credit the bbc’ indeed.

    The Pippa, Labour, BBC alliance is blatant.


    • tomo says:


      Having seen that Danny Kruger (local, Devizes MP) claimed a £3500 leccy bill on expenses (pre price hikes) for his constituency home – I wonder why that hasn’t been the subject of a “thieving Tories” diatribe or several in the MSM.

      Could it be that they’re *all* doing the same?


  30. Guest Who says:

    Was going to ask the BBC’s Wendy or Springster to check if this was for real, but they only allow approved people ask questions too.


    • Thoughtful says:

      I have to raise a quiet smile at the left destroying itself, it’s nothing new of course, they even hada a name for them – splitters, as heard in Monty Pythons life of Brian.

      Of course Millipedes father was a splitter isolated from the mainstream, but very wealthy as many on the left are.

      The saddest thing though is people who are on the right of politics stupidly standing with the crazy feminists out of a hate of trannies. I keep telling people, my enemies enemy is not necessarily my friend. Just look up the things J K Rowling has said about conservatives and you will quickly see why this is a fight best left alone.


      • TrickCyclist says:

        You’ve only got to look at Rowling’s oeuvre to know what her opinions are likely to be.
        Her heroes are a bunch of marginalised children raised by people who are not their parents (as one critic asked when the series first became popular, “Did Harry really have to be another orphan?”).
        The family unit – the Dursleys – are cruel, bigoted and generally loathsome.
        Ordinary people? Muggles!


      • MarkyMark says:

        JK Rowling – she who cannot be named?!


    • MarkyMark says:

      Hate Crime!


      • Guest Who says:

        Love Glue!

        I so chose the wrong time to expect establishment coherence.


  31. andyjsnape says:

    Save Venice: The forgotten female artists being rediscovered
    “reports” the bBC

    Why does it matter, female or male!

    Imagine ever seeing the bBC headline “Forgotten male artists”


  32. theisland says:

    Two threads about the Beer.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Labour MP received £500,000 in funding from Chinese Communist agent
      Barry Gardiner said he kept security services fully informed, after MI5 warned MPs they are being targeted by Beijing.


  33. AsISeeIt says:

    It’s judgment that defeats us edition

    The BBC’s cast of dozens report for us on Ukraine: ‘Updates from BBC correspondents: Sarah Rainsford in Kyiv, Andrew Harding in Donbas, Laura Bicker in Zaporizhzhia, Hugo Bachega in Dnipro, Joe Inwood and Sophie Williams in Lviv, and Caroline Davies in Odesa‘ – with that measure of force deployed, one might imagine the Ruskies would have been sent packing by now.

    As Marlon Brando, in the role of Colonel Kurtz in the movie Apocolypse Now, surmised: “And then I realized… like I was shot… a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought, my God… the genius of that! …If I had ten divisions of those men, our troubles here would be over very quickly… without judgment! Because it’s judgment that defeats us

    So what is our BBC judging to be our next good move in the context of the war? Armistice? Negotiated cease fire to stop the killing? Of course not.

    The EU is expected to outline plans for fresh sanctions against Russia on Wednesday targeting oil and banking‘ (BBC)

    So the BBC is happy to encourage more oil and gas price inflation. It won’t save lives but OPEC and the oil corporations will be pleased as punch.

    BP’s bumper earnings stoke calls for windfall tax to offset fuel bills‘ (FT) – the notion of raising taxation on greedy corporations is deceptively easy to understand, but quite how that will alleviate energy shortages and petrol and heating cost increases on us consumers is somewhat of a puzzle, since those rapacious corporations tend to be rather keen to pass on any additional costs to consumers – which is surely how we got to where we are now.

    One supposes this is all part and parcel of the left-wing electoral gambit promise that governments can just flick a switch and buck the market: ‘BP rakes in £639 a second while petrol prices fuel cost of living catastrophe. Will PM step in? …then mutters more rubbish about buses‘ (Daily Mirror)

    How could Mr AsISeeIt resist the Daily Star’s frontpage lampoon of Boris as Reg Varney from ’70s TV comedy On The Buses.

    That would put Sir Keir in the role of Blakey, right?

    Prime Minister told about OAP forced to travel on bus all day just to keep warm…‘ – they say there’s no fool like an old fool… and if you believe this bizarre sob story then you’ve got plenty of empty room up top. I’m surprised Boris managed to keep a straight face when Susanna Reid came out with that tosh.

    We thank the left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper for their veracious and appocite headline debunking the Tory mass immigration distraction: ‘Rwanda migrant plan in chaos‘ – afterall this was a bogus Tory ploy they knew would never really come to pass – a kite they flew hoping to distract criticism until after local elections, knowing full well it would crash to the ground. Far better it get stuck in a tree straight after launch now, before we’re conned.

    Follow the money, they say…

    Ex-pub landlord used bounceback Covid loans to fund ISIS, court told‘ (FT) – blimey, I’m surprised at Al Murray, I thought he was of the sound patriotic type – didn’t our Al remark: “We need a war every 10 years, so we can stay match fit in case the Germans try again

    Oh, sorry Al, my mistake: ‘Tarek Namouz, a former pub landlord, faces eight charges of entering into a terror funding arrangement‘ (FT) – the 42-year-old of no fixed address – but described in the media as from London – would appear to have been more of an Ali that an Al. “Beautiful British name” as our maroon-blazered no nonsense mein host was wont to say.

    He had a point about those little training opportunity wars we tend to get involved in. Plus, it is at times like those you find out who your friends are: ‘France urged to come clean on Exocets. Calls for inquiry into claim that Paris failed to tell UK of Falklands missile “kill switch”‘ (Telegraph)

    Don’t take away my rights. Polly Vernon on abortion‘ – this is our formerly patriotic Times newspaper fretting about the fact that thousands of miles away in the US judges may have eventually figured out the fact that James Madison (1751-1832) and his ilk who wrote the US Constitution in the late seventeen hundreds actually didn’t envisage abortion as a human right. Seems the Supreme Court may at last have the common sense to pass the thorny issue back to politicians to take responsibility and to make the law.

    And on a day when most of the serious news is a joke – we must end on that “and finally” serious note.


    • Guest Who says:

      Casting call: No Clive of Prague Hilton Coffee Shop, Saving Angie’s Privates, Too?

      #callsfor in media bubble is now so obvious it is laughable.

      The circle jerk of FT, Graun, Mirror, Indy and Remain Broadcasters is one only they could think is convincing.

      Speaking of which, Suze, Hero of Remain GMB, is now the toast of the incest awards circuit.

      However, oddly, if one reads more broadly than the belly button fluff circuit… questions are being asked about our Elsie.

      Still, we shall always have Rwanda, or not.

      Oh, and a minor local election tomorrow. Or not. Not round here, anyway.

      But Toenails will likely be asking… “Is my man Keir the Tone ‘we’ have all been waiting for?” In due course. Impartially. With Mad Al in the studio. Vile on the Toolometer.


    • theisland says:

      “… and if you believe this bizarre sob story then you’ve got plenty of empty room up top”
      such as Mastermind Lammy.



    • Up2snuff says:

      AISI, re the Dail Mail’s front page, there has been a noticeable absence of Sir Keir Starmer to answer questions about ‘Beergate’ and the original denial that his deputy was also present at ‘Beergate’ on BBC Radio 4. You would think, in the interests of balance and impartiality, one or both – along with the BBC’s political correspondents – would be grilled endlessly on BBC Radio 4.

      You would think ….


      • AsISeeIt says:

        Funny, isn’t it? Socialist scandals never do seem to have quite the same media traction that adheres to a naughty Tory story.


  34. Fedup2 says:

    Today Watch

    Comrade Nicholas Robinson in the ring with George “killer “ Eustice – minister for er?

    Comrade Nicholas began by explaining that all his leader friends from friendly parties had taken the knee before the Today programme – but not the PM . …

    So Comrade Nicholas raised the cost of living . Now the government is responsible for the cost of living . It is the State – it is responsible for everything … old ladies staying warm on the bus ( really ?) – food banks – porn –

    Whenever mr eustice tried an unapproved answer such as mentioning starmer and Durham – comrade Nicholas cut him off – talked over him – bullied him .

    Was the listener informed ? Was rising poll tax – declining local services mentioned ( local elections Thursday )? No ..

    If nut nut was listening – he’d have concluded that he made the right choice not taking the knee on Today . He should take the Blue Labour Party away from the BBC & Today – there is much to gain in that .

    I wonder if the aggressive class of interviewer such as Comrade Robinson is coming to an end – after all – Humphreys – the bottle blond trout – paxo – are all gone – it’s a pity Robinson hasn’t gone too …and maybe a more ‘grown up ‘ style of interviewer comes along – maybe GBNews / NewsTV might enable this .


    • Fedup2 says:

      I don’t know if you have noticed – but the debate on abortion – again – as a result of the US Supreme `court decision – has been concentrating on the actual mechanics of the process of destroying / killing the foetus / baby inside the mother . Steyn went into graphic detail last night .

      When I was a teenager I received the RC church lecture on abortion . It was graphic and had a lasting effect . I’m against abortion – killing babies – but I’m a chap – so my view is disqualified .

      I conclude that life is cheap – ended for various reasons – life is not sacred – it is disposable …


      • Jeff says:

        Like you I’m a chap, so find commenting on a situation I’m never going to find myself in rather difficult. However, just an observation…

        I’ve noticed that very often the same people that view abortion as merely the disposal of a group of random cells are also dead set against capital punishment…for any crime.

        Even the likes of Ian Huntley, Peter Sutcliffe and Ian Brady have the right to life according to these people. This seems incongruous to me…

        I saw the Steyn piece yesterday and terribly graphic it was too…The sort of abortions he was describing were off the scale of being horrid. Some I would class as pre-birth murder.

        Perhaps some sort of compromise/fudge that would keep abortions to the first few months might be the answer.

        As I said, I’m only a bloke…


        • Fedup2 says:

          Problem seems to be – jeff- is that technology can keep a ‘child ‘ alive earlier and earlier thus making ‘rules ‘ about the time of ending the pregnancy problematic .

          I sort of recall that with better informed women and practices ( contraception ) the number of unwanted babies / pregnancies would fall – this doesn’t seem to be the case ….
          Saying ‘no’ and keeping legs closed doesn’t seem fashionable for those of reproductive age …


          • Deborah says:

            Fedup, as a woman I ought to have an opinion on abortion, both in the UK and the States. To be honest I can see both sides. And as you say far better than abortion is contraception.


          • Guest Who says:

            A febrile and complex issue.

            Interesting to note that at the more serious end of idiot media commentary, a small segment to be sure, the thoughtfulness and balance is a rare surprise.

            Also that in the USA, as here, now the left can create whatever it wants by a timed leak from the highest echelons of government to waiting ‘journalists’ to crank up the cranks. Brando got a mate in Castro Street, San Fran?

            Pocahontas was beside herself, likely whilst standing shoulder to shoulder.

            On that note, how Sur Kurri handles the inevitable will be a hoot. If too late.


        • Ian Rushlow says:

          Nothing incongruous at all. The Left’s position on these matters is as follows:

          Ideally, they would like to murder their opponents – a time and trusted method used by Mao, Stalin, Trotsky etc. As they are not (yet) in a position to do this in Western nations, the next best thing is to at least establish legal precedents for state sanctioned killings, hence the obsession with topics such as abortion and euthanasia.

          When totalitarians initially gain power, they require muscle power to terrorise opponents and ordinary citizens. One of the first things they always do is empty the prisons, thereby ensuring a good supply of thugs and psychopaths who are indebted to them for their new-found liberty. A variant of this takes place in concentration camps, where the authorities use the most violent criminals to supervise and control the other inmates (practised both in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union).

          I have discussed these topics with a number of leftists and for the most part they do not know why they support abortion and criminality, other than they have to as an ‘article of faith’. Or, if they are able to articulate an argument it is usually something facile and shallow e.g. a woman has an exclusive right to control what happens to and in her body, in much the same way as she might choose to dye her hair or paint her nails.


  35. digg says:

    The BBC playing heads I win, tails you lose over the Ukrainian refugees to the UK. Up to now it’s been “why is the UK I.taking so long to House refugees?”

    And Hey Ho today its “Why is the UK placing women in dangerous homes where unscrupulous men can take advantage, why are proper checks not being carried out?”


    The answer to the second question can be deduced by looking at the first question you dolts!

    Along with the fact that the majority of the perfectly – named Home Office are indeed exactly that!


  36. Fedup2 says:

    frustrated chaps dreaming of recruiting a statuesque 6 foot blond Ukrainian ‘babe ‘ who can do the chores have to have their aspirations controlled . There must be vetting . But the time it takes seems – tragically long – but since the civil servants involved are at home – what can be expected ?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Today has now taken on inflation . The response is to blame the government …. It ignores the huge amount of borrowing to fight the Chinese virus – the global nature of the effect .

      Maybe the virus should have just been let to do it’s thing – go for ‘herd immunity ‘ – allow the most exposed to die – and not spend money on things like furlough – just carry on .

      We’d be better placed now – to borrow – to fight cost of living increases – but BBC – there’s a problem – after the now ignored pestilence comes war – and it’s’ consequences – like famine and shortages – and inflation …. And it’s everywhere .

      As I type – the awful shadow chancellor woman ( Rachel ‘I worked at the Bank of England ‘Reeves) is being given an easy time by comrade Robinson – no interruptions – no cutoff – no repeated questions – just clear and awful bias . I listen out of duty …


      • MarkyMark says:

        In May last year NHS Test and Trace (NHST&T) was set up with a budget of £22 billion. Since then it has been allocated £15 billion more: totalling £37 billion over two years.



        • Fedup2 says:

          Marky – imagine paying the interest on that ? – with another rate rise Thursday ….


      • Fedup2 says:

        Just adding to above – starmer is now using weasel words as to whether the lefty Durham plod has been in touch over his covid party.

        …. I would put a bet on that it is announced that he has been contacted on the day after the local elections .

        Someone needs to do an ‘in depth piece on the Chief constable and Crime commissioner in Durham ….


        • Guest Who says:

          Thursday the BBC crowns the heir to Blair based on an msm national confusion propaganda campaign nothing to do with a few local councils.

          Now, who politicised the civil service and encouraged his thug to get the state broadcaster to rub it in?


        • Thoughtful says:

          You mean the position created by Socialist Workers Party affiliate David Cameron to allow his beloved Labour party to take sole control of Policing in nearly every major town and city in the UK ?


          • Fedup2 says:

            Thoughtful – I thought the story about a blue labour PCC being caught speeding in Nottingham five times in a short while pretty funny – particularly since she had ‘championed ‘( ugh) cutting speeding in her county –
            No honour of course (£) – no resignation – if I recall she accepted 3 charges and is fighting 2 ….

            I’m sure Cameron went on about ‘local accountability ‘ – but PCC – waste of rations and taxpayer money …


  37. Thoughtful says:

    The war in Ukraine is becoming increasingly worrying following the visit of the dribbling halfwit democrats to Ukraine including the deluded Nancy Pelosi.

    It would appear that the Obama backed and run Presidency is now seeking to turn the Russian invasion into a proxy war between America and Russia. We have heard talk of weakening Russia (humiliating) all the way up to regime change.

    Obama doesn’t appear to have realised he is not dealing with some two bit sandal wearing Arabs but a nuclear armed advanced nation of proud people who very well might find it preferable to go out with bang rather than be subjected to US humiliation.

    Yesterday Obama was posturing back home at the Lockheed Martin arms manufacturing facility clearly sending a message he is far from in retirement.

    Churchill once said Jaw jaw is better than war war FDR said War is old men talking and young men dying, but not when Socialism with it’s bloodied hands steps in, because old women like Pelosi are upping the ante to a point where Russia is going to be so backed into a corner it has no choice but to fight.

    Make no mistake, this is Obamas war, it dates back to his time in office and his meeting Dimitri Medvedev, plus his meddling in Ukraine back at that time. his reaction to the annexation of Ukraine and the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370
    Not that you would ever know any of this watching or listening to the British bent media, who are doing everything they can to protect their Obamessiah.

    Go find out for yourself. Putins invasion of Ukraine is undoubtedly wrong, and needs to be condemned, but the way the US Democrats are behaving now is so dangerous they could easily wipe out all human life on this planet.


  38. BigBrotherCorporation says:

    A complete WTF? article:

    Frome residents call for more affordable housing

    “Compared to others (sic) places in the county like Trowbridge, Warminster and Westbury, the family worked out costs are around £250 more per month in Frome.”

    For a start, unless the borders of Somerset have moved in recent years, those other towns are still in Wiltshire. Are costs REALLY that much more in Frome, and if so, why not move a few miles down the road to Trowbridge then? Easy way to save yourself £250 a month (allegedly), and if you’re renting it’s not hard to do – plenty of vacant properties in Trowelpig last time I was driving through, especially now most of the Poles have gone home.

    Frome has been the des-res for ex-Londoner sorts for some time now, the locals have mostly long ago fled, and the place has become some weird kind of townie Disneyland version of the grim industrial town cum happy clappy, pot growing, hippy haven of my youth. It has to be one the few small towns in the UK with THREE independent theatres, SEVEN major music venues, THRICE weekly ‘organic’ markets, QUARTERLY town ‘fayres’, AND at least one morris dancing troupe, AND at least one hobby horse, AND more ‘book clubs’, ‘painting societies’, and ‘nude yoga associations’ than you can shake a stick at.

    I read an article in the Guardian (yes) a few years back, where they were trying to make the case for Trudgebrig to be the next ‘Frome’ – oh, how we all laughed and laughed.

    This is just, yet another, build all over the countryside article, isn’t it? Certain property developers must be loving it and rubbing their hands together with glee. By all means, knock down the slums and derelict factories of Toadpig and cram it full of affordable flats for single mums from Bristol, but if any more of the local countryside is built over, that part of the West Country (which was beautiful and unspoilt only a decade, or two ago) will be just another great big urban blight.


  39. Guest Who says:

    It appears national governance is now decided by a delicate balance in timing between getting your favoured party’s propaganda out unchecked by a complicit MSM as close as possible to ballot day, but with a head of steam, though not too much in case the facts start spreading outside the control of Mad Al’s broadcast Boys From Brazil, Girls From Rainbows and Elsie from the depot.


  40. Guest Who says:

    As with all things, context is essential, but extremes favoured by media.

    Take Lammy’s rare moment of pondering on the need for role models to stabilise certain communities.

    Thing is, a ‘father’ present helps little if an abusive thug or recessive toi boi.

    Equally, ‘cometh the hour…’, gave the country.. Mrs. Thatcher.

    Quite how the Kurry Kid oozing in helps the country based on rigged marketing and pr is beyond me.


  41. MarkyMark says:

    Dear Winston Smith at the BBC Complaints Department twinned with the Ministry of Truth,

    Why can I not find information on Barry Gardiner taking £500,000 from a Chinese Spy? Orwell said omission is the greatest lie!

    BBC Search ….

    BBC Story hides Barry in the detail ….

    Other news sites …..
    Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent
    The Labour MP said Christine Lee appeared to be ‘operating as a legitimate person in the UK’.
    Amy Gibbons
    Thursday 13 January 2022 20:23

    Labour MP received £500,000 in funding from Chinese Communist agent
    Barry Gardiner said he kept security services fully informed, after MI5 warned MPs they are being targeted by Beijing.
    Labour MP Barry Gardiner (Dominic Lipinski/PA) / PA Archive
    By Gavin Cordon
    13 January 2022

    Might be worth going through Barry Gardiner’s other bribes here.




    • Fedup2 says:

      The BBC loves doing those vox pop ? Things where people in the street all declare they are surviving on food banks and road kill – no one ever says – “I’m ok – I’m a diversity manager for the NHS – I get £100 k plus expenses …”


      • MarkyMark says:

        Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager
        University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
        Closing date
        14 May 2022



        • andyjsnape says:

          I’m white, guess I cannot apply for the job – positive discrimination


      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Fed, road kill is my go to option if one of the mad parties get elected and meat gets banned here in the UK… it could happen.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I’m told fox takes ages to cook and tastes awful – I’ve tried squirrel – it’s tough and not much meat really – I haven’t shot a woody for a while – good eating …. I’m sure I’d be sent to a ‘re education camp’ confessing to this in a few years time ….

          … the BBC seems to be running the ‘nut nut out of touch ‘ with supermarket price increases narrative – and he doesn’t know who someone called ‘Lorraine ‘ is

          There is an expectation by the BBC that the government can solve rising prices – it obviously cannot …
          Fuel prices are going to rise further if the ReichEU really cut supplies from putin – the OFGEM upgrade will be a horror …


          • BigBrotherCorporation says:

            Imagine fox might be horrible, most things seem to taste something like they smell (and foxes don’t smell good).

            I’ve had squirrel stew, just like rabbit stew, lots of small bones, little meat – expect rat stew would be pretty much identical.

            Quite happily dine on Muntjac, plenty of them around, and they’re often run over at night. The usual roadkill around here are pheasant and partridge – once the gamekeepers let them out there seem to be more dead on the road than not. A few of those have found their way into the boot, and then the freezer before – was told it’s legal so long as you’re not the driver that kills it.

            My answer to rising food prices is to grow more stuff on the allotment. That’s my alternative to going to the gym – and somewhat less tedious, with the added bonus it produces things you can eat.

            Nut nut’s poodle IS out of touch (honestly, was he ever IN touch?), but no more than Starmer, or most of the alternatives, to be fair, and it’s the complete barminess that comes with most of those that scares me (not that Bozo isn’t completely barking… but… well, am sure you get my point…)


  42. tomo says:

    The Sun has it


    • Fedup2 says:


      Brilliant investigative journalism – one for plod …some one in the twitter comment wrote

      Dahl naan naan naan ….

      How can the BBC interviewer not ask Rachel reeves about the brilliant sun front page ?…unless there is far left bias of course
      I think this one could beat the number 10 cake …



    • MarkyMark says:



  43. theisland says:


  44. Zephir says:

    I think twitter should start taking some blame for all this hate:

    Dave Chappelle is attacked on stage in LA after woke activists tried to cancel him over trans jokes: Jamie Foxx rushes to help and Chris Rock jokes Will Smith is behind it

    The comedian, 48, was performing at Netflix’s first ever live comedy show at the Netflix is a Joke festival
    A fan stormed the stage and tackled him during his set as Jamie Foxx and security intervened to detain him



  45. Zephir says:

    Another example:

    Cops clash with pro-abortion protesters in LA as thousands demonstrate across America one day after leaked draft opinion showed the Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade



    • MarkyMark says:

      Kermit Gosnell was born on February 9, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the only child of a gas station operator and a government clerk[14] in an African-American family.[15] He was a student at the city’s Central High School from which he graduated in 1959.[16][17] Gosnell initially attended the University of Pennsylvania,[18] then graduated from Dickinson College with a bachelor’s degree.[19] He received his medical degree at the Thomas Jefferson University in 1966.[16]

      It has been reported that Gosnell spent four decades practicing medicine among the poor, including opening the Mantua Halfway House, a rehab clinic for drug addicts in the impoverished Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia, and a teen aid program.[16] He became an early proponent of abortion rights in the 1960s and 1970s and, in 1972, he returned from a stint in New York City to open up an abortion clinic on Lancaster Avenue in Mantua.[14][20] Gosnell told The Philadelphia Inquirer in October 1972: “As a physician, I am very concerned about the sanctity of life. But it is for this precise reason that I provide abortions for women who want and need them”.[21]


      Gosnell, based in the Mantua neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, owned and operated the Women’s Medical Society Clinic, a non-compliant abortion clinic that was dubbed a “house of horrors” during the trial.[8] He was a prolific prescriber of OxyContin.[9] In 2011, Gosnell, his wife Pearl and eight employees were charged with a total of 32 felonies and 227 misdemeanors in connection with deaths, illegal medical services and regulatory violations. Pearl and the eight employees pleaded guilty to various charges in 2011 while Gosnell pleaded not guilty and sought a jury trial.[10]


      • Fedup2 says:

        Still alive huh? But there’s a special room down below with his name on it …


  46. MarkyMark says:

    Boris Johnson’s Guarantee
    We will get Brexit done in January and unleash the potential of our whole country.
    I guarantee:

    Extra funding for the NHS, with 50,000 more nurses and 50 million more GP surgery appointments a year.

    20,000 more police and tougher sentencing for criminals.

    An Australian-style points-based system to control immigration.

    Millions more invested every week in science, schools, apprenticeships and infrastructure while controlling debt.

    Reaching Net Zero by 2050 with investment in clean energy solutions and green infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and pollution.

    We will not raise the rate of income tax, VAT or National Insurance.
    Thank you for supporting our majority Conservative Government so we can move our great country on instead of going backwards.

    Under the Conservatives, families, young people, pensioners and businesses are suffering from a devastating cost of living crisis.
    Energy bills are up, petrol costs are up, food costs are up. Yet real wages are falling.

    Instead of offering a way out of the crisis, the Conservatives are making it worse by:

    Raising taxes on working people at the worst possible time
    Choosing a buy now, pay later loan scheme for energy bills
    Focusing on playing politics, cynically raising taxes now so they can lower them ahead of an election
    Britain deserves a party that is on your side.

    Labour has a plan to grow our economy and support Britain through this crisis:
    1. We have a fully-funded plan to cut bills now paid for with a one-off windfall tax on oil and gas producers, saving households up to £600 on energy bills.

    2. We would fix the energy system in the long term by insulating homes, investing in nuclear and renewables, and properly regulating the energy market.

    3. Our plan to buy, make and sell more in Britain and our £28bn climate investment pledge will get the economy firing on all cylinders.

    Find out how much lower wages will be in your area next year under the Conservatives:


  47. s.trubble says:

    What chances do we give Priti Patel and Nadine Dorries pulling off successful missions?

    i.e. Rwanda Processing and bBC Licence Fee removal?

    Be interesting to monitor how the bBC report and comment on the legal challenges now put in place as a bulwark against the Rwanda proposition.

    Ms Dorries will see an early and growing momentum to overturn the C4 decision … possibly as part of a test case for future change at bBC.

    i hope the legal companies behind these challenges and the civil servants aiding and abetting them are brought into full public view.


  48. G says:

    I can’t be alone in observing an increasing dearth of goods in the food stores. A whole rank of freezers in Lidl – virtually no goods, other shelves, particularly chilled – scant (except a few bags/containers damaged). And, we are apparently only at the start of the shortages/”famines”.
    What will prove interesting will be the reaction to extreme shortages by all the foreign imports who see the UK as a free source of everything. Coupled with their propensity to riot when they don’t get their way, things will be really interesting, probably starting toward the end of this year. There won’t be any, ‘British’ style of queuing. Foreigners will just take whether it be from a store or, indeed, off you if you are seen with things they want.

    Get prepared. The Police will not stop them as they are now the established preferred occupiers of this tiny island.

    Maybe that nice Mr Putin will deal with the issue. Permanently.


  49. MarkyMark says:

    Just like Chelsea being owned by Russians.
    Newcastle owned by Saudi.
    Barry Gardiner owned by China.

    You will own nothing.


  50. Guest Who says:

    Continuing ponderings on complexities, the media of course likes things in black and white, except The BBC, which likes licences at least in colour.

    So this made me wonder about market rates and to what extent it is the person or the platform, or a mix of both that go to that magic balance of ratings and remuneration.


    I know of this cove mainly as a ‘source’ of wisdom used by other media types on twitter.

    Those not in the business of show appear less enamoured, given the choice.

    Now, about all those bailing Beeboids, from Groper to Sopes to BS…

    Seems clear that some, like Esler, Sweeney!, Burley etc have sunk without trace, but have to say Mason crops up on occasions, if mainly as Champion’s fluffer.