337 Responses to Midweek 11 May 2022

  1. Scroblene says:

    Morning All…

    The dog had a restless night, so I was downstairs with her a couple of times, and then I got cramp, which just isn’t funny, so it’s an early start for putting out the geraniums to harden off, and preparing some pots of spinach, rocket etc!

    The iPhone will be on LBC or Talk in the greenhouse, and all will be well, especially as I’ll be avoiding the BBC for another whole day!

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    • Fred Stubber says:

      Is the dog in pain?

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      • Scroblene says:

        No Fred, but thanks for your concern!

        She’s a twice-rescued Romanian Terrier, just over a year old, and we’ve had her with us for about three months! She’s an absolute sweetheart!

        Just very occasionally, she seems to get nervous at night, and possibly remembers some bad times and cries a little, so it’s easy to pop down and reassure her!

        It took her over five minutes to say’Hello’ just now, and she’s absolutely fine today!

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        • Fred Stubber says:

          They do sometimes have disturbed nights. I think sometimes bad dreams trouble them. Usually a few softly spoken words and a bit of a cuddle is all it needs. Like a child really.
          Fred

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        • JohnC says:

          We have 5 dogs and they often make sounds like they are in distress while they are dreaming. Once awake, they are fine – so it clearly doesn’t bother them. I used to wake them up but now I don’t as it doesn’t seem to bother them at all.

          I wonder if a dog can remember it’s dream after it wakes up like we can.

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          • Scroblene says:

            Fred and John,

            Yes, it’s just another part of having a great companion around, and even last night, she started to bark, and I realised – too late – that all she wanted was a widdle…

            Still have to learn how she’s feeling with each bark/whine/etc., as we certainly don’t know everything! She hates traffic – like we all do really, but she was carted across Europe in a van right up to Leeds, so I guess I’d be a bit off-hand about vans as well, especially as I’d have just been separated from my mum, brother and sister at a couple of months…

            She’s getting spoilt at the moment, as she had the asparagus stems (the other ends), carrots, parsnips and spuds with her supper, so this morning’s walk in an hour’s time might be interesting!

            Sorry to be off-topic Fed, but this really is a better version of Blue Peter here!

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            • JohnC says:

              Ours was a stray here in Thailand which happened upon our house and decided to stay. She was about 3 months old. Later, after an ‘unfortunate control lapse’ by the wife, we got 4 puppies and we’ve kept them all because I wouldn’t trust anyone else here to look after them properly.
              The mother is the nicest temperament you can imagine – but if you lift something up in the air like a stick, she runs away. The others have never been mistreated and don’t care what you.
              Dogs are great company : they are always in a good mood.

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  2. Fedup2 says:

    Good day Scroblene – I hope the dog calms down …

    Today watch

    Listening to the business news – a woke kidult explains how she is against free speech on the internet – president trump returning to twitter – very bad – very bad man – he should not be allowed to speak …

    … you know – when you listen to this stuff – especially with the BBC interviewer nodding along – you really think freedom of thought or speech is dead or dying . Maybe it’s a phase – but once a ‘freedom ‘ is removed for ‘community congestion ‘ it tends not to come back . ….

    Meanwhile – no one comments on the mental condition of the false American president – who can’t even read the autocue now – but no one in the MSM says anything .

    So how will it pan out with Biden ? Well I don’t think Obama will risk him really losing it in such a that it has to be reported – such as soiling himself again of losing his temper ( sunrising in dementia speak ) …
    So I think Biden just won’t wake up one day – or more riskily ‘off him ‘ to get a sympathy vote in an election …
    Meanwhile – for the BBC -president trump is just The Enemy .

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    • Scroblene says:

      Thanks Fed!

      Luckily the rags are covering the degradation of Biden’s capacities, we could never expect the BBC to say such stuff – I just checked, and the nearest was a picture of a bowl of cold sick on the ‘cookery’ page!

      I guess Barry will have to use a hologram of the old boy soon!

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    • Framer says:

      If he croaks before November, Camala becomes President and Nancy Pelosi vice president.

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  3. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch

    An unintentionally funny interview between Robinson and some comrade who used to be a ‘Vice President of twitter ‘.

    The commie VP complained that a rich man could by a company and allow a former US president to comment on it .
    I could hear comrade Robinson nodding along .

    Anyone looking for evidence that Twitter is / was just a mechanism for the far left to impose its voice on society – has it there ….

    The source – of course – is the left / MSM hatred for president trump – the fixing of the election – the denial / cover up – the coup with st Obama putting a demented Biden as glove puppet in place – and expecting people of the right – who have their own views and believes – to just go away and die ….

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  4. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – cost of living crisis, what cost of living crisis?

    Mishal is in Liverpool having travelled from London to Sheffield for yesterday’s programme. All that CO2 and after the warning from those scientists as detailed by Matt McGrath, iirc, on yesterday’s TOADY programme. Well what d’ya know? BBC CO2 emissions are going through the roof!

    Meanwhile the BBC’s ‘Cost of Living Crisis’ is kept deliberately in the forefront of our thoughts – I wonder why – which makes the item I just heard Mishal cover extremely surprising. She refered to high number of people trying to renew their Passports in Liverpool. As the fee paid to the Passport Agency for a Passport is quite high – £95, last time I looked – the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’ can not be that bad in Liverpool.

    Immediately prior to that Mishal had been talking to a lady Councillor in the Everton Local Authority area who was at pains to point to the poverty in her district.

    Hhmmmnnn. Bit of a contrast or disconnect there, methinks.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      No question about Labour being in charge of poor areas for decades and decades and It, Never. improves ……

      Then there was the ‘4 oranges for £2 in the ‘corner shop ‘ and a £1 in ASDA – ‘ routine – apparently people are too busy to go to cheaper shops in big cities like Liverpool ….

      Life seems to need to be delivered on a plate . Personal effort and responsibility counts for nothing . The State Must Provide .

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      • Guest Who says:

        And lo, the Bbb Emole provides…

        “Neighbours to vote on house extensions?”

        Chris Packham exempted.

        But the big story is this:

        “ UK ticket wins £184m EuroMillions draw

        Have you checked your lottery numbers yet? It seems one lucky EuroMillions jackpot winner is about to leapfrog singer Adele, who’s worth an estimated £130m, and boxer Anthony Joshua (a mere £115m)

        Yes, KFC chavs… free money! Well, if you and enough others chip in so one can win, less the vig. Like CIN.

        The real mystery is how Botney or Vile does not get a mention. Or Marcus of Mere Chump Change.

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        • JohnC says:

          You would need to be picked from 1,553 fully packed Wembly stadiums to win it.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          £184 million – if it is a single old lady who has to keep warm by riding around on a bus – maybe she can buy her own bus –

          I think the MSM will ‘big up ‘ on the fictitious Extreme Hardship cases to ambush Tory politicians with …. After All Covid and War is All . their . fault ….

          I fear the red Labour Party will get power in a couple of years because the MSM will pin current inflation and costs squarely at the feet of nut nut ….

          BTW – isn’t it strange that there is still no drive for nuclear power stations … I recall the rabid resistance about safety last time – back in thr ‘70s …. Ironic that according to my research our nearest enemy neighbour – France – has 58 nuclear power stations and produces 74% of its ‘electricity from them …..
          …. They got something right …..

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    • Scroblene says:

      Cost of passport – £90.
      Cost of ‘holiday’ in Magaluf – £1,500
      Cost of booze and fags – £150.

      Cost of living ‘crisis’ – £159 TV tax…

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  5. JohnC says:

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan blames Trump for sharp rise in abuse
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-61403035

    Of course abuse will be classed as anything anyone said which Khan didn’t like. The definition of ‘racist’ is not what it used to be.

    Double pronged attack for this one:

    Khan good. Orange man bad.
    Musk getting Twitter bad.

    There, no need to bother reading it now. I wish I hadn’t …

    No mention of the massively offensive Trump balloon he allowed to be flown of course.

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  6. JohnC says:

    Sarin gas blamed for Gulf War syndrome
    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-61398886

    ‘They have pinned the blame on the nerve agent sarin, which was released into the air when caches of Iraqi chemical weapons were bombed.’

    Sarin is considered a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) under international law. But of course they don’t mention that. Fits in with stories I have read of troops finding stocks of chemicals in barrels with English labels which never got reported either.

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  7. taffman says:

    “Housing is a key challenge for the government, which pledged to build 300,000 houses a year by the mid-2020s. Sources say that target remains.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61400935
    Of course we can guess who all these houses are for and who will get ‘first dibs’.
    Goodbye England (and Wales’) green and pleasant land.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Consider this, I give this example. If immigration continues at the levels it has average over the last ten years. Britain will be adding 10 million people to it’s population in the next 20 years. That means building a new house roughly every seven minutes. Now, we currently have no leadership from the Liberal Democrats, Conservative or Labour Parties saying they are going to do anything to change that course. @5:56 … if any party wishing to get into power doesn’t address this they are committing political suicide….@10:30″ {youtube – Douglas Murray – oct2015}

      … but wait, someone, who is now in power to act out their words, did mention this problem and almost suggests that ‘too high immigration’ should be reduced …

      “Because when immigration is too high (no figure given), when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society. It’s difficult for schools and hospitals and core infrastructure like housing and transport to cope. And we know that for people in low-paid jobs, wages are forced down even further while some people are forced out of work altogether. … So there is no case, in the national interest, for immigration of the scale we have experienced over the last decade.”

      Theresa May as Home Secretary // Speech to the Conservative Party Conference – in full / 06.10.2015

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/11/06/start-the-week-open-thread-148/comment-page-2/#comment-879035

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Too rue. If the new houses don’t get you the wind farms will. I’m glad that I remember the countryside as it was. It’s a luxury denied to young people these days .

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      • theisland says:

        England in particular needs less people – not more houses.
        But England needs less of the wrong sort of people.
        The wrong sort of people – who are they? The bBC et al think it is the English.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Back in the 1970s I started a 25 year career as an estate agent. So was right in the middle of the first Right to Buy. it was boom time. I questioned even then what the councils were doing with the money they were raking in via the sales, because it was clear the housing stock was not being replenished. I was told that the Councils were not able to touch it by government decree, but nobody at the time could give me a straight answer. I know that those who bought could not re-sell for at least 5 years, then I think it was reduced to 3 years. So, where did all the money go ??

          I was newly married and living in a good size council flat for which we had to wait 10 years on the housing list for. We lived in it for many years, and to the amazement of all, I was totally against buying it – because I had the viewpoint that if we all bought then where would future generations live ? My prophecy came true.

          In the end, my husband insisted we buy, because we were in the ridiculous situation that a mortgage would be CHEAPER than the rent we were paying.

          We bang on in this country about how are our kids going to get on the property ladder, yet in Europe its not an issue, they just rent and live their lives.

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          • MarkyMark says:

            “rent and live their lives” – and own nothing?

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Brissles, if my memory serves me well, Local Authorities were specifically barred by central Government from re-investing Right-to-Buy proceeds in new properties for rent. They had to hold the funds on deposit to offset their other borrowing or debts. I think I moaned about it either to Maggie direct or via my MP who ended up dead thanks to the Brighton bomb. Yet another bad decision by Margaret Thatcher or was her original plan subverted by others in Cabinet/Parliament or in Whitehall?

            Interestingly, in thirteen years of Labour Government 1997-2010 that original rule was maintained. Labour had the opportunity to change it but decided to maintain the original Tory Right-to-Buy scheme. David Cameron and George Osborne, iirc, changed the rule during their first term in Coalition.

            Again if my serves me well, the real boom in housebuilding, both for sale and by Local Authorities for rent, occurred during MacMillan’s Premiership.

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            • BRISSLES says:

              UP2………….. “, Local Authorities were specifically barred by central Government from re-investing Right-to-Buy proceeds in new properties for rent. They had to hold the funds on deposit to offset their other borrowing or debts. ”

              Thanks Up2, you are right. I knew the Government wouldn’t let them release funds from the house sales, which seemed barmy to me.

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          • Mart says:

            Yes indeed, where did all that money go and where has it been going ever since.

            My father-in-law bought his council house (for peanuts), sold it again as soon as possible and went up market happy as a sandboy

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    • MarkyMark says:

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

      May Bulman
      Social Affairs Correspondent
      Thursday 29 March 2018 16:39

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  8. Thoughtful says:

    Last night watching the usual doom and gloom of the future and what might be coming I came across a couple of very interesting issues arising that will afect our future, one backed by hard evidence.

    Although I cannot credit the US Democrat party for the scale of this famine, they have certainly had a hand in making it much worse for the citizens of their own country and by extension the world.

    The Democrats are acutely aware of what is coming, and they are gleefully awaiting it, they know it was their negligence not to step in when fertiliser plants closed because of the cost of gas, but that makes them even happier.

    https://theparadise.ng/biden-official-cheers-on-farming-shortages-that-fuel-higher-food-prices/

    “Fertilizer shortages are real now because Russia’s a big exporter of fertilizer,” Power said. “And even though fertilizer is not sanctioned less fertilizer is coming out of Russia. As a result, we’re working with countries to think about natural solutions like manure and compost.”

    “And this may hasten transitions that would’ve been in the interest of farmers to make eventually any anyway,” she crowed. “So, never let a crisis go to waste. But we really do need this financial support from the Congress to be able to meet emergency food needs. So we don’t see the cascading deadly effects of Russia’s war…”

    So, if you’re following along, Power is simultaneously championing policies such as abandoning fertilizer, which will add to the already soaring food prices; meanwhile, she is also advocating for more ’emergency’ food aid. It doesn’t get any more transparently socialist than that.

    There is a catch phrase the Democrats are using for their plans ironically one Winston Churchill original said “Never let a good crisis go to waste”

    The Socialists are planning to not only seize food supplies, call them “emergency supplies” but they are also planning to lie to the people in order to force through their insane green policies.

    What happens in America will inevitably happen here, given the Blue Labour Tories converstion to Socialism.

    The second un supported one is that a strategic decision has been made in Moscow to turn off the gas supply to Europe sometime in late August / September.

    If this happens the European economy already fragile from years of poor political decisions, will collapse, and many will freeze to death.
    Russia it was said has been looking for a way to get back at the West in a way which most hurts and believes it has found on – it certainly would hurt.

    Of course our Blue Labour leaders would divert our gas supplies, to ‘help’ and leave us in the same boat as the rest of Europe.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Thoughtful – according to the Telegraph today – last night Russia reduced supply by a third – blamed on the war – price went up 9% this morning ….
      ……meanwhile obama has sent nut nut to Sweden and Finland today to talk NATO – must be time for Russia to have an exercise on the border ….

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  9. brexiteerkent says:

    It’s what the BBC does NOT report that matters more than what it does .

    This morning, BBC Bristol news website saying nothing at all ( as at 9am) about a fire at a Bristol hotel.

    The local paper has the fire as a headline but of course doesn’t reference it’s previous article about who has been staying in the same hotel !

    https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/fire-holiday-inn-near-bristol-7064794

    https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/refugees-housed-temporarily-holiday-inn-7025069.amp

    Perhaps the Wi-Fi wasn’t working … or they were still serving bacon at the breakfast buffet..

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  10. Thoughtful says:

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Bread and circuses” (or bread and games; from Latin: panem et circenses) is a metonymic phrase referring to superficial appeasement.

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  11. AsISeeIt says:

    Barcoding individual fish fingers & the media scare barometer edition

    Would you dare to wear pink?‘ asks the Telegraph in their fashion feature this morning: ‘Melissa Twigg on the positive impact of rose-tinting your wardrobe

    The inevitable segueway is to the very pink FT – where the liberal rose-tinted globalists are not at all happy about current trends in America: ‘Secularism assailed. Biden has no answer to the rise of the Christian right – Edward Luce

    Oh dear, our Edward, Financial Times chief US commentator and columnist based in Washington, seems to have the hump: ‘“The laws of God and the words of America’s founding fathers are almost the same thing in the eyes of legal originalists. The word “democracy” appears nowhere in the bible or the US constitution.” My column on the US right’s escalating war on secularism

    But Edward, old chum, democracy gave us Trump and Brexit – how did you like those apples?

    Brexit’s turning into the most egregious case of buyer’s remorse in contemporary history” (Edward Luce Tweet October 2021)

    Little of their [the Democrat Party] Trump fear-mongering is overdone. He shows every sign of running in 2024 and has persuaded most of his fellow Republicans that he was cheated of his rightful victory last November. This is enough to trigger convincing fears about the survival of US democracy and may yet galvanise Democrats to turn out‘ (Edward Luce FT October 2021)

    OK, so now we know where we stand. By the way, quick layman’s take on the US constitution – it’s a Federal system, not a democracy per se – never was. In anycase, Edward, I sense your sort only adhere to the merits of democracy when it delivers the results you like. It’s the old populism v democracy conundrum.

    Edward, you’d best retreat to your bedroom and put on your blue-tinted glasses like the comic spinster Miss Jones, of Rising Damp fame, when she thought everyone had forgotten her birthday.

    Wonder where our Edward stands on the issue of free speech?

    Musk: I’ll let Trump return to Twitter‘ – frets the Guardian where the scare quotes are out in force: ‘Ban on former US president was “mistake” by “left-biased” firm, says Telsa millionaire‘ – maybe these snippets were direct quotes? The Times has similiar punctuation: ‘I’ll let Trump return to “left-wing” Twitter, vows Musk

    Ah, the return of the vow in the formerly patriotic Times. Not since Christian marriage or Royal ceremony do we common folk tend to come across such a thing as a vow: ‘A glance at his Mother’s crown… and then Charles serves Queen and country as Her Majesty watches on TV at Windsor‘ – Her Majesty’s loyal Daily Express there delivering the news with a bow, a genuflexion (sadly, we can’t talk of taking the knee these days) and a generous helping of pagentry.

    There was a time of yore when ye olde Times was patriotic and an Englishman’s home was his castle. That was before the asian neighbours started building a roof extention, pulled up their front garden for a concrete driveway and added a mysterious games room-cum-granny flat at the bottom of their back garden – now we’re confirmed Nimbies: ‘Neighbour’s to get the right to vote on housing plans‘ (Times)

    Economic sanctions… let’s see now. Britain wants the EU to put sanctions on Russia: ‘Ukraine war: EU plans Russian oil ban and war crimes sanctions…‘ (BBC) – when they get around to it of course: ‘…to phase out crude oil over six months and refined products by the end of 2022

    And meanwhile the EU puts economic sanctions on Brexit Britain: ‘Truss stands firm in face of EU trade war threat‘ (Telegraph) – don’t you just love the liberal globalist free trade-based world order?

    Let’s see if the FT can justify EU sanctions on the UK?

    Of course they can: ‘Animal experts warn of diseases jumping UK’s checks-free borders‘ – to be honest I think that’s an anti-Brexit argument… it might be the opposite? Frankly I got lost in the detail after I read this quote: ‘“No one says we should barcode individual fish fingers…”‘ – really, just think how much fun that might be for our civil servants, our men in hi-viz with clipboards, they would have loved implementing that sort of EU directive.

    Not a fish finger story but instead: ‘Peter Andre’s chipolata…‘ – piques Daily Mail interest in the Wagatha court case: ‘…EVERY exquisitely awful detail from trial like no other‘ – Oh, I don’t know, it will have to go some to rival the filthy extent of the dirty washing aired in the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard case.

    The Mirror may be happy the relaunch of this footballers’ trophy-wives turned foul drama today means they don’t have to worry over beer and curry for a moment – but the deadly earnest Labour-supporting paper can’t see the funny side of anything these days: ‘Collen accused of “chilling & menacing” phone call to rival… Rebekah “feared for baby” over stress of “leak” allegations‘ – lighten up.

    We pause here for a little culture corner – forget Eurovision (BBC), It’s A Knockout (BBC) and both Rapido (BBC) and Eurotrash (Channel 4) as presented by the sauve if quirky Antoine de Caunes. The continentals do keep trying to rival the Anglosphere’s hold over popular culture: ‘It was supposed to be an interpretative dance to celebrate the future of Europe. But Emmanuel Macron looked unimpressed as the European Parliament was treated to a nine-minute youth dance session “to embody the French presidency of the European Council”‘ (Telegraph)

    FT Datawatch is keen to tell us what we’re all worried about these days – think of it as a sort of media scare barometer: ‘One in three people say inflation is the biggest worry facing their country… with poverty and jobs ranking second and third. Concern over the pandemic has fallen to eighth place‘- did no one mention the war or climate change?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      See it
      I listened to the State opening on GBNewsradio – and dire it was – they have some kidult called Patrick Christie ? Who sounds like one of those ‘regional ‘ radio 1 djs before the kids stopped listening . …
      From what I’ve seen of the state opening – Charles looks and sounds Very Old .. ( is he really 75 ?) …

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    • Up2snuff says:

      AISI, ” The word “democracy” appears nowhere in the bible or the US constitution. ” Edward Luce, if he read his Bible carefully, would find the practice of democracy therein. It may not be in the US Constitution but it is there in the Bible.

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  12. tomo says:

    Burning down the accommodation has become an all too familiar tactic in migrant camps.

    I see that 2000 Mules is getting 61 million search hits on Google – they’ve now got an audience who are obviously now paying attention – if they don’t / can’t follow through then Trump 2024 is simply toast – so no pressure…

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    • JohnC says:

      The ‘fact checkers’ are furious in their bitterness over this video. Yet cut through their clear hate and in the middle of all the bluster, all they actually have to say is that cell-phone positioning doesn’t prove anything.

      What we need to happen for all these checkers to show their hand then for another batch of information and videos to be released which show the fact-checkers to be wrong.

      If they don’t do that then it’s a bust. They must know where these mules live from their data. They have to start identifying them.

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      • tomo says:

        JohnC

        if you have a dig around https://www.theregister.com/ – there is quite a lot of cell phone tracking info and the article comments are often extremely useful…

        I haven’t the time to look for it – but there was an example in Germany where researchers *identified* two politicians from their mobile devices and tracked them over several days using freely available data.

        This a very, very high stakes game and if I were involved – I’d want to know exactly who these people purportedly stuffing ballots are before making any public claims – and that is do-able as I understand it – but legally quicksand / quite dodgy!

        In a carefully laid ambush the victims ideally shouldn’t know where the attackers are and the attackers should know near everything about the lie of the land!

        Step 3 (we’re on Step 1) will be the proof that this is a competent ambush.

        https://www.denverpost.com/2022/05/08/2000-mules-fact-check/

        Quite entertaining really

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        • Doublethinker says:

          What I think is very clear , both in the USA and in the UK, is that democracy is under threat from the very people who claim to be its guardians. In fact I suspect that democracy is already on its last legs in both countries and close to death.
          Drop boxes , postal ballots , lack of any requirement to produce valid identity at the ballot box , have all been exploited by the globalist elite to subvert democracy. Only root and branch reform can restore the faith of millions of voters that election results reflect the choice of the people rather than that of the elites.
          I am told that the forthcoming mid terms in the USA in November will be subject to much greater scrutiny by ‘the authorities’ than ever before. Well who are those ‘authorities’, are they impartial or are they just part of the great deception? That question goes to the heart of the problem facing the Western world, who can we trust?

          *Do we trust the Met and Durham police to not delivering a politicised judgement on the ‘gates?
          *Do we trust any Royal Commission findings into Covid?
          *Do we trust the government not to use the On Line Harm legislation for the purposes of suppressing free speech?
          *Do we think that the judicial system treated T Robinson fairly?
          *After Brexit do we trust Parliament to behave in a democratic manner?

          I could go on and on. Our trust in so many of our institutions has been shattered in recent years and the result must be that our society will either fall apart or be forced to accept living in an increasingly authoritarian state where only the globalist world view is acceptable for a citizen to hold. Any dissent will be punished one way or another. It’s all very Orwellian.

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          • tomo says:

            Doublethinker

            In the Anglo world it seems obvious to me at anyrate that public bodies are increasingly self serving and dysfunctional to the point that they think that they have arbitrary power to do quite simply as they please regardless of both law and their prescribed procedures – with little fear of uncomfortable repercussions.

            But then I’m prejudiced

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            • Doublethinker says:

              Totally agree. The power of our votes has been taken from us and I don’t think many people have yet noticed it. But by the time they do notice it will too late to do anything about it.

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  13. Thoughtful says:

    https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/in-1973-an-mit-computer-predicted-the-end-of-civilization-so-far-its-on-target/

    How the world economic forum began from the “Club of Rome” and how the scam of man made global warming began. an interesting video with some insights as to how all this began jeust a few decades ago.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Good to see democracy doesn’t get in the way ….

      I wonder if the computer programme factors in war and pestilence …

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Mars!

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    • JohnC says:

      I do love it when technical-idiots write about technology.

      That program was probably a few hundred statements programmed by a punch-card. It will have been some simple iterative loop with a few variables to influence the direction.

      Even Neil Fergusons atrocious virus predictions would be better.

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      • Thoughtful says:

        At that age it probably was, but it is the historical significance which is important, because this was the birth of “man made climate change” as well as the forerunner to the WEF, the club of Rome.

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      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Computers have moved on a little since 1973, people are as stupid as ever though, if not even more so, given what sectors of the population breed most, and fastest.

        Interesting to think I was born the same year that ‘end of the world’ prediction was made, always knew I’d play a part in it. Quite a few I was at school with are grandparents now, and one ‘girl’, who dropped a sprog at 15, is allegedly set to become a Great Grandmother shortly (talking about what sort of people tend to breed fastest).

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        • tomo says:

          If I recall correctly “computers are racist” has done the rounds a few times. I recall California – birthplace of the modern PC culture had academics and educators of the early woke persuasion demanding that client/server be removed from the IT vocabulary as it was demeaning to the server and had social implications that they deemed offensive.

             13 likes

          • BRISSLES says:

            he ! he ! my first job in 1965 was at Pfizer in Sandwich. I remember there was this huge Computer Room and it had to be at a constant temperature, so (like Sci Fi movies) we had to walk into an anti-porch before entering the Room.

            We had typing pools and punch card operators, and a ticker tape system that would automatically type out ‘standard’ letters !!

            Probably all in a museum now ! I remember seeing one of the first typewriters (first seen on Tomorrows World) where as you typed you could see the words scrolling along on an inbuilt screen – in green. Happy days !

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  14. Guest Who says:

    Shakespearean.

    https://archbishopcranmer.com/bishop-of-oxford-instructs-lawyers-to-censor-archbishop-cranmer/

    Lawyers first. That is a given. Start with those in the HoP.

    Next… hmnnn. Bash the bishop? Nah, still journalists are number twos.

    In other news I have been erased from a social media platform for a post deemed ‘hateful’.

    Seems it was complained about, so in the spirit of #accusedof I am guilty until admitting it and atone.

    Lots of links. None obvious to the post in question, or a transcript.

    Sounds Torquemadian in convolution. Possibly even TVL reminder letter level. BBC pioneered they way.

       11 likes

  15. MarkyMark says:

    “Islamic and Western values are one and the same (Atif Rashid)”

    . . . which one is fake news or a lie? . . . .

    “ISLAMIC rules are incompatible with British laws (Justin Welby)”

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  16. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBC or anything really

    But I understand there is defamation case called Vardy v Rooney – and the maximum payout is far less than the legal expenses .
    It means nothing – but could it be that the book rights – mail on Sunday serial – film rights – easily deliver a profit far bigger than the case … ?

       9 likes

  17. MarkyMark says:

    In his first speech on immigration since the election, the PM said that the new bill will include a series of measures to control immigration and do more to target illegal migration.
    Cameron 2015

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-pledges-to-control-and-reduce-immigration

       4 likes

  18. theisland says:

    Also on bBC Home page
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-61393281
    Bristol: Paddle attack on boy now classed as racially motivated

    Ka-ching

       8 likes

  19. MarkyMark says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-61221889

    ?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=3971088f-aa3f-4743-92ac-5c8e21f05df4

    BBC in discrimination row after opening trainee role only to ethnic minorities
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/bbc-discrimination-row-advertising-job-ethnic-monorities-b941600.html
    …..

    “By 2020, the BBC wants its employees to comprise 50% women, 8% disabled people, 8% lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people and 15% people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.{bbc.co.uk 14sep2017}”
    ….

       7 likes

    • tomo says:

      some “identify as” fun to be had?

      – certainly seems effective in the courts?

      – surely there’s troublemaking comedy performer who’d be up to the challenge?

      elsewhere

      So what does it taste like Joe? Probably best not ask the voters…

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  20. MarkyMark says:

    International best-selling author Douglas Murray returns to the #SWYSI sofa to discuss his critically acclaimed new book: “The War on the West: How to Prevail in the Age of Unreason”, which the Daily Mail has hailed as “The most important book of the year”

       13 likes

  21. tomo says:

    Arghhhh – ayeeeeehh!!!!

       6 likes

  22. s.trubble says:

    So 300000 new build homes divided by 11,000, 000 = 37 per home
    (rounded)

    This is only 17 higher than in a Victorian tenement flat in South Glasgow my builder said (when doing some work) a good few years ago he counted 20 sleeping bags in one room.

    he joked they were all called Mr Khan!

    Given it was a 3 bedroom….37 doesn’t seem far off?

    Then you look at the other side of the equation, GP,s overloaded,
    benefits system routinely defrauded , not to mention the scope for a “Mule ” trade …it does make you reach for the seatbelt/whisky/put your spare rooms to better use?

       20 likes

  23. andyjsnape says:

    Dorset Council sorry for ‘Shrek green’ harbour colour scheme
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-61388065

    This 1st world problem, was even commented about on “the BBC’s Have I Got News For You”

    Impressed, not much

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  24. s.trubble says:

    So how does the Govt. handle the bBC actively supporting Sturgeon and her forging partnerships with Sinn Fein/IRA .

    Also the apparent growth in support for Sinn Fein/IRA in Eire is quite sobering. The Republic got off very lightly during the “troubles”.
    If it kicks off that might not be the case next time around.

    You would think they wont risk it and nullify it by forging a coalition against it when election time comes.

    We should be alert to any “choreographing” by the bBC and be ready to attack it should that occur.

    And how about letting the SNP call an illegal referendum………and follow Spain,s example and arrest the lot of them.
    Many up here would love to see them on a flight to Rwanda.

       17 likes

  25. MarkyMark says:

    Today, Yesterday In Parliament
    BBC Radio 4, 28 April 2022

    We reported that the Green MP Caroline Lucas had said 56 members of the Commons were being investigated for sexual misconduct, including 3 members of the Cabinet, when she challenged Boris Johnson during Prime Minister’s Questions.

    We wish to make clear that Ms Lucas spoke later in the Commons to clarify her comments:

    “At Prime Minister’s questions today, I said that 56 MPs were “under investigation” over allegations of sexual misconduct. I should like to correct the record. I realise now that I should have said that according to a report in The Sunday Times 56 MPs are facing claims. There is a difference between a complaint being investigated and an investigation of the MP in question. I wanted to make that distinction clear.”

    10/05/2022

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

       12 likes

  26. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Why can’t anyone on tv or in Westminster see that the problem is not too few houses being built and that the problem is too many people.

    Even if they do manage to build 300,000 every year it will be too few to house the net increase in people arriving here.
    Stop them and the housing problem is solved.

    I hear that pretty patel is making noises about starting to send a handful to Rwanda.
    I bet it doesn’t happen.

    The plan to keep 1500 of them in a big block up north has a flaw which nobody will mention.
    Imagine you’ve just arrived, got your goodies and your bed and board. If you get housed in this big block and somehow pretty actually has you down for a trip to Africa then what will you do?
    Pack up your belongings and go to the plane and on to Africa
    or
    Bugger off.

    Unless they are kept under lock and key, every one of them will do a runner if they even think they will go to Rwanda.
    ‘uman rights will make sure they can’t be kept in a secure building like a prison where they can’t up and go at any time.

    Why do ALL the main parties go against the majority of the population in just about everything. Look how they are delaying and farting about getting brexit done for example.

       29 likes

    • moggie63 says:

      You have to understand that they aren’t deliberately going against the population in almost anything they do. They all choose the path of least work as they don’t acknowledge that the population even exists until there are elections coming up. Then, all of a sudden, there are copious amounts of bullshit to dish out, manifestos, promises, anything which will keep their noses in the trough while effectively committing themselves to nothing. A law making politicians actually responsible for following through on all the crap they promise, on penalty of imprisonment, is not just overdue but an absolute necessity.

         26 likes

    • Kinell says:

      In 1982 my Girlfriend and I was offered a 3 bedroom Council flat in South London 3 weeks after going on the waiting list.

      What’s changed.

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  27. BRISSLES says:

    Two more generations of the Windrush arrivals, Tony Blair coming into government making migration easy, every plumber and builder from Eastern Europe arriving (before Brexit), open door by the NHS to offer places to half of India, Bangladesh and the Philippines, and the tens of thousands on their pedalos crossing the Channel.

    That’s what.

       36 likes

    • moggie63 says:

      You forget the peaceful having 6 kids for every one that anybody else has.

         28 likes

    • Kinell says:

      Thanks Brissles.

      Just to make it plain that was a rhetorical question.
      By the way it was £19 a week in Greenwich.

         7 likes

      • BRISSLES says:

        Kinell, you were lucky, when first getting together with my chap in the 1970s, we had to wait up to 5 years for our c/flat in Hertfordshire, but it was cheaper – it was £10 a week ! So we both lived with our own parents until one became available and saved up for the furniture. We weren’t kids either when we finally got it, we were 30 and then we married.

           9 likes

        • Eddy Booth says:

          I visited Islington Council, mid 1980s, asking about housing, they bluntly told me: to go back where I’d come from (Yorkshire).
          I believe it was a deliberate policy from then on, to diversity London, by giving the “new brits” all the affordable housing.

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  28. G.W.F. says:

    BBC not up to date on the Rovy Wade story.

    Still showing anger over the leak about reversing Rovy, but not touching on threats to the lives of Supreme Court judges and Congress offering protection for them from the loony left.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-61315643

       8 likes

  29. Guest Who says:

    The BBC does not send Russian expert Springster to the icy wastes, but a Cubicle Garden sub.

    https://bbc.in/39bbjTt?

    Plus, it seems, a skilled Getty Photo Ed.

       6 likes

  30. Eddy Booth says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-61404062
    17:57
    Buffoon Boris Johnson:
    “Nato is a defensive alliance, he adds – it poses no threat to anyone, it’s there for the purpose of mutual defence.”

    Conveniently forgets that NATO aggressively attacked Serbia in 1999.
    Don’t worry the BBC won’t call you out on it.

       17 likes

  31. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBc
    But the PM is rolling around finland 5 million and sweden 10 million – doing mutual aid pacts
    But where is the Army ? How many soldiers do we need ? Will money be spent ?
    I worry a bit that these pacts are a bit like the stuff which triggered the Great War – no one saw that coming … but at least it was over by Christmas …

       17 likes

    • micknotmike says:

      Interesting that the bbc is saying that Boris will protect Sweden if it is attacked. From where I’m sitting Sweden is already under attack by stealth and large inner-city ghettoes are occupied by assorted savages from the third world. Britain is not a million miles behind and his actions seem to be sadly lacking here too.

         33 likes

  32. Northern Voter says:

    Not the bBC, today in one of tomorrow’s fish and chip wrappers, Findmypast, one of those family tree things has been looking at Christian names and has discovered that there is a 100 year cycle in such names I.e. names from 100 years will now come back into fashion. They are touting names like Joan, Doris and Edith. Yeah right, dinghy travellers will be using these names for their numerous kids to assimilate themselves into the neighbourhood.

    I can see that happening.

       31 likes

  33. digg says:

    I am noticing more and more the difference between left and right, especially the new super-woke left and it is very simple.

    Right looks at what is happening and comments accordingly while woke left only looks at right and knee jerks hate and bile regardless of the facts.

    Spoilt brats in fact…..

       17 likes

  34. Up2snuff says:

    The BBC are late again with their Covid statistics. The BBC of course would not be wanting to make the Conservative Government look bad would they by not reporting the big fall in Covid infections just like they didn’t report it on Monday?

       14 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Steyn directly confronting OFCOM over covid side effects / illnesses/ deaths – opening up issues in the way no one else does ….

      … really cant see GBNews being allowed to have such unapproved thoughts / views …

      And the vaccine producers must be weighing up legal action – but there is a big reason to hope he goes away

         15 likes

  35. digg says:

    When the inevitable result of the crazy immigration policies currently in place come to pass, and the country is reduced to a lawless mixed race wasteland which is 100% bound to happen, I have only one comfort, The numpties who shut their eyes to what will follow will be among the handwringing idiots complaining about what it has led to as they are mugged, murdered or raped and I couldn’t give a toss!

    I am now old enough to be not that bothered but I do weep for our natural population who will be reduced to an insignificant enclave and despised by the new World order. The indigenous white British will become the new Jews in 1030’s Germany in fact.

    The only comfort is that once the hardworking souls have all been eliminated this country will sink into crap just like the countries these individuals came from so they are likely to eye up other opportunities elsewhere on the globe rather than stay in the country they have raped and destroyed.

       27 likes

    • Square-Eyed says:

      digg, old chum

      “Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,
      ‘Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does?’ declares the LORD. ‘Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.
      ‘At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to pull down, or to destroy it;
      if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.
      ‘Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to build up or to plant it;
      if it does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think better of the good with which I had promised to bless it.
      ‘So now then, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem saying, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Behold, I am fashioning calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh turn back, each of you from his evil way, and reform your ways and your deeds.'”
      ‘But they will say, “It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.”‘” (Jeremiah 18:5-12, NASB)

      Whether we are Christians, atheists or NHS worshippers, we live in God’s world and He operates by His rules and principles, which He has kindly passed on to us through Christ for our guidance.

         8 likes

  36. StewGreen says:

    The two different worlds of Wednesday morning radio
    R4Today : “Today we are live from Liverpool talking about poverty
    .. we are with the Labour Mayor”

    Nick Ferrari on LBC Radio : “Today I am live from Finland, where the Prime Minister is at a meeting
    where it i likely to confirm that Seden and Finland will join NATO”

       7 likes

  37. StewGreen says:

    Tuesdays BBC TV local news
    – The local anchor quickly regurgitated he hospital solar panel PR item that the radio reported in the morning
    “that’s extraordinary” FFS of course it i cos you are just repeating PR guff o of course it sounds great , when it actually in’t

    ================
    Paul Hudson reporting on microplastics research
    basically PRaNews for Uni of Hull
    (that’ a second day in a row, yesterday it was floatin houses research

    Dr Cath Walker “this problem blah, blah”
    .. Are plastic particles really a problem ? Are they different from particles of stone or natural cellulose ?
    If it was you’d be howing us lot of dead bodies.

    Prof Rotchell “we don’t know the problem”
    “They do seem to cause inflammation in the lab”
    but we don’t know in real world

    BUT BUT then she shows she has made her mind up
    and has a dogmatic belief BEFORE she has established the facts “what we can do to avoid them”

    Presenter “plastic is still the Devil isn’t it ”

    … #ImpartialMyAss

       7 likes

  38. JohnC says:

    Al Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-61403320

    No question who the BBC support in this one.

    I read it for two reasons : one to see how the BBC bias is presented for this one and two because the headline is worded just a little bit strange. It wants me to think the Isreali’s shot the reporter but doesn’t actually say it. One of the BBC’s ‘Lies by inference’. Type 3 on my list.

    So reading the first half, there is no doubt. The Israelis shot the reporters in cold blood. Now I found that a bit hard to believe. Everything I see they do is in response to something the terrorists did.

    When you get to the later half of the article, you get the other side of the story. It is entirely possible – indeed likely looking at the evidence – they were killed by Palestinian gunmen firing randomly with their AK47’s.

    Of course, the examination of the bullet would tell us quickly who did it as they use different calibres. However Palestinians have apparently rejected a joint post-mortem. No doubt we will never find out.

    I will add this to my list of ways the BBC lie : ‘The lie by arrangement’. This is where they present their preferred version of a story first and in greater detail, then present the other side at the bottom of the article in less detail. Both sides are reported for the fact checkers but the reader is pushed to believe the one they want.

    And of course in the list of attacks and deaths, the word ‘terrorist’ for attacks on the streets of Isreal where random people were hacked to death with axes by Palestinians is not used.

       21 likes

    • tomo says:

      yeah… I thought the article wording was v.dodgy.

      I saw “killed during an Israeli operation”

      I wouldn’t bet on the bullet being available.

      If the Israelis had actually shot her – the story would *unequivocally* be completely different (war crimes) – it’s tiresome having to repeatedly decode what’s being communicated by BBC reporters and editors.

      – look at those mostly peaceful cars and lorries crashing into crowds…

         19 likes

      • JohnC says:

        It’s quite amazing how often a BBC headline just doesn’t quite read right : it very nearly says something but stops short of actually saying it. It leaves you to join the dots based on what they told you.

        And then when you actually bother to go in and read it, you discover why. They want you to think something in line with their agenda which isn’t actually true. But I expect 95% of people don’t even realise they have been effectively lied to in that devious BBC way.

        Their other trick is to use a different, more ‘extreme’ headline on the front page then change it for something a bit nearer the truth on the article page. That way they get their lies into you while the story is hot, but the archive has no evidence of it.

        I find myself reading their front page actively looking for such headlines these days.

        They are dishonest scumbags. But I’m quite sure – like all Leftists -they think the ends justify whatever means they decide are necessary.

           22 likes

        • JohnC says:

          This is how the BBC describe Palestinian terrorists who attack innocent civilians on the streets and hack them to death with axes:

          ‘At least 26 Palestinians have been killed – including assailants shot dead while carrying out attacks’

             21 likes

        • taffman says:

          Get Nadine Dorries and OfCom to sort it out.
          They don’t appear to be doing anything else useful ?

             7 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Following this since it first happened.

      Social media jokes like Joe and Unilad first ran with it in an unsurprising fashion. Of course Corbyn picked it up.

      None thought that Al Jazeera saying stuff might need a bit of journalism.

      Oh, nor did the BBC once the cubicle gardens were activated. Pure propaganda using one degree of separation.

      The fog of war sees terrible things happen, including mistakes.

      So before making claims, or passing them on, you check. And if you can’t you wait until matters are confirmed.

      As noted, these are not notoriously credible sources historically. So running the headline and hiding behind a ton of dubious stuff is dire. BBC dire.

      And the bbc has a funny habit of standing should to shoulder on one side almost exclusively.

         14 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.
        View original tweet on Twitter

        ***
        Dubiouser, and dubiouser..

           7 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        Looks like Springster has donned that ‘PRESS’ flak jacket to hit the W1A PC again..

        ***

        The ‘media warriors’ calling for death on Facebook

        A network of Nigerian separatists based outside the country is using social media to call for violence and incite ethnic hatred against opponents of Biafran independence, a BBC investigation has found. In a Facebook live broadcast to her more than 40,000 followers, Efe Uwanogho, also known as Omote Biafra, shouts hate speech directly into the camera. The front of her leather jacket features a patch of the Biafran flag, with its red, black and green tricolour and half a rising sun.

        She’s calling for attacks against those considered enemies of the campaign for Biafran independence. The campaign has a bloody history. In 1967 separatists from the mainly ethnic Igbo region declared independence for the Republic of Biafra. They fought and lost a three-year civil war against the Nigerian government in which more than a million died, mainly on the separatist side. More than half a century later, social media is a new frontline for those who are continuing the struggle.

        Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence

        Read full article >

        Disinformation Team
        BBC World Service

        ***

        BBC has a mostly selective view on shouty loons.

           4 likes

  39. JohnC says:

    Well, the day I’ve been waiting for is here:

    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/

    Biden is now less popular than Trump was at this point in his Presidency.

    Just going to read where the BBC report it – because they surely would if circumstances were reversed and it would be gross double standards if they didn’t.

    https://m-partners.facebook.com/bbcworldservice/photos/a.174309415921526/4348898795129213/?type=3&p=90

       20 likes

  40. tomo says:

    demented

       15 likes

    • JohnC says:

      Is a ‘box of food in your trunk’ a common phrase in the USA ?.

      Joe uses it twice.

      Watching that video tells me beyond any doubt that there is no way on Earth he got so many votes without cheating. He’s about as far away from Presidential material as you can get. Except for bitter Clinton, bitter Pelosi, clueless Harris and the ultimate narcissist Meghan Sparkle of course. The other contenders.

         23 likes

  41. Fred Stubber says:

    I’m having my new bandsaw buried with me.

       5 likes

  42. JohnC says:

    BBC’s ‘MUST See’ list for today:

    From India to UK: An immigrant’s snapshots from 1950s

    The black evangelical women who’ll decide who governs Brazil

    Passersby in Florida rush to stop moving car with ill driver (it was moving at about 5mph and nobody died)

    ‘If I die no-one will know’: Covid and Hong Kong’s ‘cage men (Except the others who share the room with him)

    A new composition for 50 years of the Rothko Chapel (I’ve no idea either but it has a picture of a big fat black man with it).

    If anyone watches any of those videos (usually made by young London based BAME or female BBC employees to give them something to do and use every cheap emotional trick in the book), do let us know if any are worth watching. I watched one once about some insane black woman who danced everywhere in the street for no reason and it was 5 minutes of my life I won’t get back.

       14 likes

    • tomo says:

      No telly here but the car radio is constant source of literally unbelievable drivel and Guardian-y wokery.

      I keep pressing the radio on button out of old habit and thinking about that definition of stupidity – doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result.

      R4 is simply unlistenable – it’s not the minutes I won’t get back it’s the jolts of irritation consequent from the identity politics, the skewed “analysis”, the selection of artistes for political rectitude, the climate bollocks and the pervasive smugness that I really don’t recall being as prominent as it is at present.

      It’s a safe bet I feel that the listener numbers have plummeted.

         23 likes

      • moggie63 says:

        I haven’t listened to any BBC radio in over 10 years and it sounds as if I’m not missing anything.

           20 likes

        • Fedup2 says:

          Moggie – I highly recommend avoiding almost All BBC radio – sometimes residual decent stuff gets through the 4xtra filter but that’s 99% dire woke tickbox stuff

          I listen to the ‘today ‘ programme just to hear what the enemy is up to – even that lacks more and more now with woke arts crap filling in holes in the schedule – they don’t bother with a running order any more and the ‘key ‘ 0810 interview is often bbc droids talking to each other .
          At the moment red Labour MPs are in their bunker waiting for the starmer/growler white wash – then they will run amok on the airways demanding nut nuts’ head again …when the gray report in finally leaked

             6 likes

      • JohnC says:

        The one program I have found I quite like in the background while I’m working is Radcliffe and Maconie on Radio 6 Music on a weekend. Maconie is a far-Left tw@t occasionally, but they are prepared to speak out what they think sometimes and are two of the very few BBC presenters left who can actually talk about something interesting with some wit thrown in.

        The polar opposite of Zoe ‘text in what you had for breakfast’ Ball.

        Even Ken Bruce has become completely bland in his desperation to appear ‘woke’ and hence not get the chop because he’s a pale-and-stale.

           1 likes

        • Lunchtime Loather says:

          R&M was essential listening for me when they were on 6Music weekday afternoons, but I’ve not listened to their weekend show at all since they were demoted (well, that’s what I reckon).

          Ken gives me the impression he really is doing his show because nobody has told him to stop, and it has suffered because of that. That day will come and he will be banished to somewhere, which will be a shame as he is a wonderful broadcaster when on form.

          I don’t trouble the BBC for radio entertainment any more. “Alexa, bring me Sunshine Radio Online” works for me. No news, no sport, no travel, barely any adverts (and a lot less than R2).

             1 likes

  43. taffman says:

    “Stop war on civil servants, union chief urges PM“

    Then get the lazy B@5tards back into the office !

       19 likes

  44. Fedup2 says:

    Today
    It’s not bias – but the BBC has a new blue Labour best friend . He is called Robert Halfon – the ‘Tory’ MP for Harlow . He referred to the CEO s of oil companies as ‘oligarchs’ – if yoy heard him – he is in the wrong party – halfon – go join the red Labour Party –
    Robinson had the chat with him and had nothing to interrupt this mad lefty with …
    There is a stable of lefty blue tories in the wrong party that the BBC go to for ‘remain traitor ‘ stuff or to increase public spending / taxes ….
    If only there was a Conservative party now ….

       16 likes

  45. Fedup2 says:

    Taffman
    The 2 party system renders the likes of ‘Reform ‘ impractical – I’m further to the Right than Reform anyway ….

       6 likes

  46. JohnC says:

    Stop war on civil servants, union chief urges PM
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-61416506

    Is this an article about how civil servants are all ‘working’ from home on full pay and preventing government business getting done, or is it another article by the BBC whose sole purpose seems to be to sneer at JRM ?. Who they hate because of Brexit.

    No need to check. You know the answer.

       15 likes

  47. dafydd says:

    Media but mainly BBC ripping into Lee “now then” Anderson over his comments regarding food banks. As usual they only broadcast the little bits of his full statement that will make headlines..

    I’ve read his full statement and it makes common sense but completely twisted to suit the woke media.

    It’s ok for these families who need food banks to have all the latest expensive gadgets, it’s ok for these families to smoke 20 fags a day, it’s ok for these families to drink most days, it’s ok for these families to buy and live off expensive takeaway’s.

    Many years ago i went through a bad time after being made redundant from a well paid job and as a result I really struggled. I remember selling my car to pay my mortgage for 3 months, I remember selling all my golf equipment to feed my kids, I remember cancelling my mobile contract, I remember taking on two jobs, one working in a bottling factory from 6am to 4pm and then taking on a security job working from 6pm to midnight. 6 months later I managed to get through it and all was good.

    I’m sick to the back teeth of the media and in particular the BBC portraying people in need as hard done by hero’s. Some may be genuine but most are lazy useless lazy bastards who have no intention of sorting themselves out and are content to live off the State.

    There are more job vacancies in this country than people looking for work.

    You can imagine these lazy bastards mind set, ” if I use a food bank I can buy 20 fags instead of buying food.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Dafydd
      I think a lot of people have trouble setting 750w on the microwave for 4 minutes ….

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      • dafydd says:

        Fedup2…

        I’m sick to the back teeth with these people constantly blaming everybody else with there woe’s but themselves…

        If they really wanted to dig themselves out of a whole then they could, it’s called hard bloody work.

        BBC this morning saying how hard done by they are, bullsh-t.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Dafydd
          I heard that some people have to work 7 days a week now …. When I was kid saving up for a deposit on a house I may well have worked months – with only a day or two off – on shifts – that’s not ‘I had it hard ‘ – that’s just a fact .
          Maybe a side effect of harder times will be the breach of the assumption that there will always be someone there to bail one out –
          The only way I can see ‘fuel poverty ‘ being reduced the ‘certain groups’ is a lump on taxes on top of VAT cuts and the certain Windfall taxes …. Which is not a Right Wing way ….

          …. There might have been an ‘emergency budget ‘but the moment red Labour suggested it the tories went against it .
          I reckon the blue labour chancellor will announce something while parliament is on its ‘ holidays – but the far left will demand a ‘recall ‘ as usual – despite the 80 ish wasted majority …

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  48. Fedup2 says:

    BBC habits –

    NHS
    Today the BBC is running stories about NHS failures – this time it’s ambulances. Plenty of anecdotes about waiting 2 weeks for an emergency ambulance- then 3 weeks in the hospital car park – a month in the corridor – then a cubical for a week and you get a kid in a white coat to tell you they are full up and you’ll get discharged .
    In BBC world this failure of the NHS is not the fault of the NHS – it is the fault of the PM – not NHS staff – organisation -or management – no – go straight to number 10 …
    Tomorrow – another failure – lucky We Have The Best Health Service In The World …

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  49. Fedup2 says:

    Northern Ireland – now at peace -so rather than some dumb border in the Irish Sea – why not build a border between Eire and the UK – it’s peaceful – is nt it ?

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  50. Fedup2 says:

    Mail reports a 59 year old Epstein ‘friend ‘ and special adviser to billy Clinton in the White House has died – said chap had a loyalty card on the ‘Lolita express ‘’’. …

    Still no passenger lists ….

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