664 Responses to Start the Week 16 May 2022

  1. Zephir says:

    And the (socialist) pigs at the trough:

    Ministers face demands for 11 PER CENT public sector pay rises as unions dismiss calls for restraint and threaten strike action in ‘summer of discontent’



  2. Zephir says:

    The militant ‘Lynch mob’ unionists threatening to hold the Queen to ransom: RMT bosses calling for Tube walkout include gun-toting Tory hater, Putin apologist and leader on £124,000 salary who said ‘all I want from life is a bit of socialism’

    RMT is notorious for being Britain’s most militant union, led by fat cat radicals
    Leader Mick Lynch today boasted strike would cause ‘significant disruption’

    Completing the ‘Lynch mob’ is union leader Mick Lynch, who once sighed ‘All I want from life is a bit of socialism’ – while collecting a salary and benefits package worth £163,468, boasting that the action would cause ‘significant disruption to people wishing to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee’.

    MPs have criticised Britain’s most militant union for staging their most disrespectful stunt yet, as members plan to walk out of Euston and Green Park stations on Friday, June 3, with the strike affecting the Piccadilly, Jubilee and Victoria lines.



    • digg says:

      Time to bring back deportation to Australia for those who hate and try to undermine this Country and what it stands for. The woke Ozzies I am sure would welcome an influx of rabid, nasty, scheming greedy lefty unionists.

      TFL should sack the lot and close the tube lines indefinitely.


  3. JohnC says:

    Australia election: How climate is making Australia more unliveable

    Sounds a lot like what happened our way:

    Government allow housing estates to be built on flood plains because of overpopulation.

    Local govermnents do not spend the money to keep the drains clear because they prioritise the benefits they have to give out to all these new people.

    A once-in-a-decade storm hits and the houses flood.

    Hypocrites like the BBC blame it all on climate change.

    We have to house 300,000 new immigrants every year. Never mind that they – and the millions here already – are also breeding at least double the rate of the indigineous British. This problem is only going to get much worse.

    The UK is full. What happened to Camerons ‘low tens of thousands’ for immigration ?.


  4. JohnC says:

    The BBC’s MUST see for today (not recommend to see, MUST see):

    Orchestra evacuation : I left with my recorder .
    ‘A large group of talented young musicians and their families have been evacuated out of Ukraine into Slovenia.’
    ‘Together they hope to be musical ambassadors for Ukraine.’

    The thing which is dawning on me is why are all these people going to other countries ?. The West of Ukraine is perfectly safe as far as I can tell. Especially so now that the fighting is all in the far-East.

    ‘Why you are tying your shoelaces all wrong’. Really couldn’t bring myself to watch that one.

    ‘The only thing I want to hear is ‘change’. Picture of black woman.’

    All about black people demanding the law is changed to prevent Buffalo shooting happening again. That will save between 10 and 100 each year. All I can think is ‘what about the 5,000 black people shot by other black people every year ?’. Why don’t the BBC run articles demanding something get done about that ?.

    There are others but I completely lost the will to read them after the first few.


  5. Zephir says:

    Another bbc cover up:

    I am hearing rumours that they are grooming dogs now as well, the sick b@stards.

    I don’t know if its the same gangs, but it appears to be pretty brazen, cheap adverts on postcards in seedy newsagents alongside the usual money transfer services etc.

    I feel sorry for the blind people trying to cross the road if they get hold of their labradors.

    If I was the police, I would be looking very closely at those buying lots of dog shampoo and fancy pink harnesses and rubber “toys and accessories”.

    It doesn’t bear thinking about, they are selling these things on the bloody high street now.


  6. Zephir says:

    “Jordan Peterson quits Twitter just hours after being roasted for criticising a plus size supermodel”

    It started when Peterson retweeted a news article about how plus-size supermodel Yumi Nu is the debut cover star of the Sports Illustrated 2022 swimsuit issue.

    Peterson felt the need to give his unkind opinion, writing: “Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”

    Peterson replied: “It’s a conscious progressive attempt to manipulate & retool the notion of beauty, reliant on the idiot philosophy that such preferences are learned & properly changed by those who know better.”

    The Canadian professor has more than 5 million YouTube subscribers and is known for his conservative viewpoints.

    Just hours after posting his controversial analysis of what makes a woman beautiful, Peterson declared he was leaving the platform.”


    Note the use of words such as “unkind” and “controversial”

    Be fat by all means, good luck with that, but why should we have to to see them parade their unhealthy fatness on the covers of magazines and applaud it ?


    • Up2snuff says:

      Zephir, the Liberal Left will eventually be in a cyborg-type crisis. They wish to embrace homosexuality but also wish to embrace Islam. They wish to embrace health and are prescriptive “We know best and it is five portions of fruits and vegetables and a sugar, salt and fat tax is good for you.” but they do not wish to discriminate over people who are seriously overweight or clinically and/or morbidly obese.

      Eventually their heads will spin through several cycles of more than 360° in each direction and a mechanical, gutteral, voice will say: “Aaagh, does not compute.” “Does not compute.” “Does not compute.” and then their heads will explode with the holding of all the contradictory and opposing positions.


    • JohnC says:

      It’s virtue-signalling hypocrisy by shallow and weak people who nobody likes in the real world.


    • Guest Who says:

      As with the Prof. below, I have to assume a media savvy chap like him knew exactly what he was doing.

      Hard to think why, beyond Vile level ratings stirring.

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and definitions vary almost as much as those with eyes. But the whole industry is dominated by vacuous woke luvvies who did not know they were woke until recently. So agents now have rich, massive, fresh seams to exploit.

      The lady in question would seem worthy of a headshot or two.

      Side by side in economy, or boarding a jet with Rizla… no.

      Just an opinion. As an alternative to one some feel they need exclusivity in issuing, or else.


    • digg says:

      It’s not seeing them that’s the real issue, it’s being told we have to see them as beautiful whether we think so or not or whether we like it or not. Mind washing!


      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Everyone’s entitled to their own ideas about ‘beauty’, let’s be honest, everyone on the planet can tell you someone is a ‘stunner’, but if you don’t agree, nothing’s going to change your mind.

        There are some men (mostly black ones, for some reason), who adore ‘supersized’ women, and those lucky guys have plenty to choose from. Most men do not. That’s just a simple fact of life, and probably has some evolutionary origin to do with trying to find a healthy mate.

        Lots of women comment about men they find attractive, or not, why shouldn’t Jordon Peterson be allowed to do the same?

        (For the record, having seen the lady in question, she wouldn’t float my boat either – probably sink it, looking at the size of her, “Thar she blows! The great, white whale! Fetch my harpoon laddies!”, or something… However, I’m sure there are men out there, and probably a few women, who think she’s gorgeous.)


  7. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – BBC is rubbing peoples’ noses in ‘the-cost-of-living-crisis’

    We cannot afford to travel so JustRemainIn Webb creates CO2 on behalf of all of us by travelling to Glasgow for a footabll match and stays on to present TOADY from BBC Scotland – nice jolly on TellyTaxpayers’ expenses. Cancel your TV Licences, you know it makes sense.

    I thought JustRemainIn was a Rugby fan, not a soccer enthusiast. JustRemainIn talks on the phone to a Rangers fan still in Seville. So no ‘cost-of-living-crisis’ for a Marianne Orr, a Rangers fan, who can afford to fly to Seville for a footy match.


    • Fedup2 says:

      The Glasgow Protestant Rangers spoilt the script by losing a footy game . Glad I bet on the krauts …..

      Felt sorry for our Justin for 1 having to leave London 2 having to go to a foreign country 3 having to talk about football and 4 avoiding catholic Celtic types who must be over the moon ….

      They thought he’d happy up talking to over the moon rangers ‘fans ‘ but instead it’s standard doom and gloom about the hardship to hard working families caused by 100000 Scots going to Seville .

      In the news the government has announced that all taxes will be stopped. Labour has replied saying it’s not enough and it’s too late . The PM must resign in this u turn . …

      If you listen to the BBC radio news the sheer volume of negative depressing ‘stories ‘ is enough to send anyone do lally- but it does like doing stories about -not – enough – being – done – about – mental – health ….

      The BBC is going to use rising prices as a weapon to defeat the blue labour government in the next 2 years . Whatever to done will be too late and not enough – one group ‘bought off’ ( more welfare ) will be followed by the next vulnerable group .

      It’s enough to buy a flight to Seville …


      • Up2snuff says:

        You’re not wrong on that post, Fed. The chaos in the PM’s head + the chaos in his personal life = chaos for the whole nation.


    • digg says:

      The BBC couldn’t give a hoot what is causing the crisis, (assuming it’s a real thing!) they just want to start another anti Tory pile on now cake stuff has lost traction. This will run and run!

      Maybe they can persuade the man who caused it, Zelensky to ship us boat loads of food free of charge for voting them number one in Eurotrash?


  8. AsISeeIt says:

    Stark reports and, for women at least, ladies day edition

    I thought we were supposed to have had an alliance here: ‘Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addresses parliament yesterday after blocking Nato’s plans to welcome Finland and Sweden into the military alliance‘ (FT) – the neocon globalist pink paper somewhat wrong-footed there. Seems all the world is not of one uniform liberal western mindset.

    Ukraine invasion could cause global food crisis, UN warns‘ (BBC) – the UN there which has been remarkably quiet concerning those usual calls for ceasefire or negotiation which it normally tends to make during conflicts – and which one imagined was supposed to be the UN’s job? I suppose the UN are so busy with climate change these days there’s not much time left for the peace keeping.

    As for food price inflation: ‘Obese to outnumber healthy in five years… a stark report has warned‘ (Telegraph) – so which is it?

    Here’s a made up statistic – 75% of media headlines these days are now the result of so-called expert research, reports and modelling.

    The Daily Mirror has an absolute doozy for us this morning: ‘Why is the cost of living going up 11% for pensioner Sheila… when it’s just 8% for the multi-millionaire Chancellor? Is that why he still won’t help ordinary people?‘ – where to even begin with this? Let’s just recall that our present inflationary problem is in large part due to the Chancellor ‘helping ordinary people‘ by paying out billions in lockdown furlough so as we could sit on our backsides at home doing no work for months on end.

    Despite Erdoğan, it’s ladies day again in our noticably feminised culture and media: ‘WAGs everything you (don’t) need to know‘ – that’s the rather knowing feature headline in the Times.

    Why women should embrace a morning hug… According to research an embrace at this time, for women at least, can guard against feelings of stress that might develop during the day‘ (Times)

    Quite honestly, although it may appear preferable to be a women in our present culture – hence all this transgenderism – it does all sound a bit stressful…

    Gabriel Burn “Actresses are always vulnerable in sex scenes”‘ (Telegraph)

    Under-fire Becky will move to US. Vardys to flee the UK‘ (Sun)

    Why your haircut is getting more expensive. As the cost of living rises many hair salons are having to increase their prices‘ (BBC)

    “I became a lingerie model in my late 40s” when a midlife crisis is the making of you‘ (‘i’)

    There’s plenty of well-paid work at least for women in these enlightened days: ‘Cabinet Office stuffed with 700 HR jobs‘ (Telegraph)

    Moving up the age range…

    Why women hide menopause from their partners‘ (‘i’)

    We’ve already noted pensioner Sheila and her 11% inflation in the Mirror.

    Oh my goddess! Feminine power at the British museum‘ (‘i’)

    I went to war and came back with a dog. Defence correspondent Danielle Sheridan’s experience in Ukraine‘ (Telegraph) – Aw, bless.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Thanks – I think it’s time to make up false headlines we ll never see- I will start with
      ‘World Shortage of expert statistics continues ‘….

      I’m sure I saw one yesterday about ‘my dogs’ haircut costs more than mine ‘….


      • Greencoat says:

        What about the dogs’ supermarkets that are opening up everywhere? A little surprising in view of the cost of living ‘crisis’.


    • theisland says:

      Cabinet Office stuffed with 700 HR jobs
      HR is a common purpose tool spreading nonsense. Additionally, such ‘departments’ are obsessed with their own self-importance and self-perpetuation. (A bit like the bBC?). Their ‘advice’ and flawed recruitment processes are major problems within all institutions, government or otherwise, across the board.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      “88.2% of statistics are made up on the spot.”
      – Vic Reeves


  9. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – Lyse Doucet has finished her weeks and weeks of holiday and is back in Ukraine

    I forget to mention Lyse’s return to broadcasting. I thought she had retired she was on holiday for so long. There’s going to be a food crisis, says the UN Chief Antonio Guterres partly or mainly because of the war in Ukraine. Some people would think that the UN would want to stop the war in Ukraine and would intervene as they did when I was much younger. JustRemainIn has a cosy chat with Lyse by phone, something that JustRemainIn Webb could have done from the studio in W1A.

    Was not the creation of the UN after WW2 meant to avoid a future of constant wars? Could it be said that Antonio Guterres is not doing his job? The BBC will not ask that important question.


    • Guest Who says:

      Lyse dressed to impress for the new story line. Maybe Lady Gaga’s Sirloin Skirt?


  10. Fedup2 says:


    Woman’s hour to cover ‘what it’s like to be a woman working in parliament in the light of a Tory male MP arrested for rape /sex offences – alleged ‘….
    ……..the Barnet left out the bit that the allegation concerns an alleged male victim ….
    Talking of male victims – the firs monkey pox ‘victims ‘ has been to Nigeria – queers are involved but I’m guessing that won’t feature much …


  11. Fedup2 says:

    Seems the US Biden Ministry of Truth is ‘suspended ‘ or ‘being revised ‘… maybe someone noticed it’s the wrong sort of Truth –
    We must be due for a similar model here – made up of ex BBC – Sky _OFCOM types ….


    • Guest Who says:

      ‘Truth’ is easily circumvented. BBC Moaning Emole…

      “Calls grow to raise benefits and pensions sooner as prices soar”

      With an image of a frizzy haired person of IT skills.

      Without mystery ‘callers for’, BBC vague propaganda would struggle. And none of that famous ‘analysis’ on money tree consequences.

      Well, until ‘calls for’ ministers to justify fiscal decisions to future generations.


  12. JohnC says:

    The BBC have a HYS open for the declining Netflix subscriptions. One bloke posted how it has nothing for him as a heterosexual white male who does not live in London.

    I posted this:

    ‘At least you have the option to choose whether you give money to the leftists who want to force the woke agenda down your throat.

    No such option for the BBC. They can produce whatever they like without any commercial responsibility.

    It will be a huge culture shock to them when they have to produce things most people actually want to watch. No more black Dr Who’s with transgender assistants then.’

    Needless to say they deleted it very quickly. Apparently it is so offensive to somebody, they had to remove it.

    They used to say their comments were only moderated if someone complained. It most certainly isn’t the case today : they practise active censorship. I think that started in the run up to Brexit. I was on a ‘pre-approval’ queue in those days.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello John, my comments get delayed in showing up on the bbc forums, and seem to be only approved “Selectively”

      I often read the comments, and typically people comment agree with the leftist point of view, I think a hell of a lot of realists have given up on commenting


      • Up2snuff says:

        ajs, I abandoned BBC HYSs pretty much when the senior BBC Editors (Politics, Economics, Business) stopped Blogging. Then came Brexit and a whole lot of new accounts were registered – one could not help but wonder whether they were BBC staff – to comment disparagingly on Brexit and to campaign for Remain. At that point, it was very hard to deal with the inane ‘Yadayada yada yada’.


        • Guest Who says:

          Those were the days.

          Well remember such as Hugs hitting the keyboard to tell the proles what is what, getting slaughtered and then having a minion pull the plug.

          A bit like Wendy in Neverland* now.

          *(Mike Wendling, Head of Lies Support, on Only My Mates Can See This Twitter).


          • Up2snuff says:

            Guest, back then even the Editors would read the posted comments on their Blogs. Someone once corrected Steffie Flanders for a serious error in one of her Blogs and she posted a ThankYou in reply.


            • Guest Who says:

              True. And it was a great opportunity. But the further up the greasy pole the more the plug pullers pulled. I think even a DG tried once… did not go well.


      • JohnC says:

        I’ve noticed that for all the ‘normal’ topics, there is an uptick of about 3:1 in favour of the common-sense viewpoint (ie not the Leftists). But there are regular childish spiteful reactions from a few – who I assume are students who are too thick to know how thick they are.

        But when an important political topic comes up which the BBC most definitely have an agenda about (eg getting rid of Boris), it changes dramatically and it will be 10:1 the other way.

        As we have seen with maxi, the BBC have no problem hiring low-life to do dirty work so I completely expect them to rig those HYS.

        Not directly of course : it will be secretly contracted out to the kind of ethically-barren sleezebags who employ maxi. It’s almost like a switch is flipped and dozens of leftists are posting and upticking.


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC self isolation is accelerating at an unhealthy pace.

      In ‘Downfall’ there is a scene now often used to illustrate laughable power mad delusional psychos in bunkers under W1A, with their production teams looking askance but biting lips.


  13. theisland says:

    But she still thinks there are some ‘wonderful people’ there?


    • Guest Who says:

      Trusting any there in the last few decades takes something frankly.

      Maybe she is easily fused.


    • Zelazek says:

      I think that what has been apparent to many here for years or even decades is only now beginning to dawn on some Beeboids themselves.

      I always liked Sue Cook as a presenter on Crimewatch. Straightforward, unsentimental and to the point, she never allowed the nastiness of the crimes to influence her presenting style. In contrast I never cared for the way Fiona Bruce was always shaking her head, pulling horrified facial expressions and lingering over phrases like “appalling sexual assault”.

      But it’s the explosion of the internet that has really exposed the limitations of the BBC, even to themselves. In pre-internet days ordinary people like myself were not aware that public discourse took place within a very narrow Overton window or that there was even such a concept as the Overton window. But we are no longer isolated individuals all thinking we must be lone cranks stewing in our own eccentric opinions. No, we have discovered that we are the normal and decent majority. It is the BBC who are the weirdoes, the unrepresentative, the purveyors of decadence.


      • Changethebbc says:

        To me the key change over the past 50 years is Postmarxism and its philosophical underpinnings of postmodernism/poststructuralism.

        Journalists are taught poststructuralism as if it were the only way to present a “narrative”: divide the story into opposing elements and avoid external “truths”.

        This method of story telling is easy for the consumer to digest but in its very nature it is polarised reporting, (Poststructuralism owes its existence to the dialectical method of thesis-antithesis-synthesis plus the (largely Marxist) dictum that all truth is a social construction).

        In the BBC’s poststructuralist world the Overton Window is defined by the greatest separation of the thesis and antithesis that the staff at the BBC are prepared to accept.

        The way to stop BBC bias and remove the Overton Window is to ban the poststructuralist style from Public Service Broadcasting. PSB should not be seeking ratings but instead should use the academic/scientific style to provide a contextual and hence balanced description of what is currently known about a particular issue.


        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          I had to google some of your big words there CtBBC, but you make a very valid point, one I’d subconsciously noticed about BBC reporting, but wouldn’t have been able to put into words so eloquently.

          Coming from a scientific/engineering background, I was taught that you present an argument as a thesis “Things fall down because of a force, which I will call ‘gravity’, and I can prove it, thus…” Or refute an argument by presenting factual observations to the contrary “I’m not certain that ‘climate change’ is a result of increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere, because the following seems to disprove it…” It’s straightforward, logical, and usually pretty ‘gentlemanly’. It’s the basis of the Enlightment, and what created the world we all benefit from today.

          Clearly, the press work to different rules, ones tending to involve less logic and rationality, and more emotion and intuition (one could almost say ‘male’ and ‘female’ principles, except that’s probably ‘misogynistic’*). The BBC seem to have taken those qualities to an absurd extreme, where the very rules of logic and rationality have become distorted and ‘truth’ is now what you ‘feel’ it ‘should be’, because it agrees best with your personal beliefs and makes you feel ‘all fuzzy inside’.

          *Epiphany moment? Is being attracted to women BECAUSE of their differences from us men misogynistic, and repelled by some men BECAUSE of their female like traits, homophobic?


    • dafydd says:

      …Not only the BBC but all main broadcasters have a lot to answer for


  14. pugnazious says:

    ‘As long as people are armed with the right facts and the right arguments I don’t think there’s any way the cultural revolutionaries can win’

    Douglas Murray

    The BBC is there to ensure you never get to see those facts and that the information necessary to hold those arguments is safely censored and erased from the public discourse.

    The World Health Organisation that acted as a front for the Chinese during covid is now trying to put itself in charge of the world…deciding what constitute a ‘health emergency’ and deciding what actions ‘the world’ must take.

    Of course that gives them enormous power….what is a health emergency? Not just actual diseases but it could be re-imagined to include anything from climate to war, poverty or just obesity…and it is then for the WHO to decide how to respond…and then dole out money from developed countries to less developed ones…and you’d have no say in it as they empty your pockets and spend your money….and perhaps control your behaviour as it decides you need to be locked down.

    Have you heard the BBC mention this huge power grab recently? No?…..Google ‘WHO pandemic treaty BBC’ and nothing comes up for recent days.

    Extraordinary….or not…just the usual BBC news management…it loves a bit of world government….communism essentially….not to mention the West being hung out to dry and its coffers emptied…..it’d rather you knew nothing about it until it’s all signed, sealed and delivered and naturally the narrative will be that it is all a great and magnificent scheme that will benefit the world….with no downsides for you.

    Remember when Boris decided off his own bat with no Parliamentary consultation and certainly no input from the Public, to invite 3 million Chinese here from Hong Kong…not a peep of opposition from any of the media….and complete silence when 100,000 actually turned up here to no fanfare at all.

    The BBC woud normally trumpet the surge in migrants and shout about how great this will be for Britain…but silence…barely a word about this enormous influx of immigrants.

    What the BBC doesn’t want you to know….


    • Changethebbc says:

      It is difficult to grasp the extent of the “cultism” among the humanities graduates at the BBC. They believe that people like Foucault are correct. For them there is no external truth and social truth trumps all.

      The BBC must be sold. The staff are rotten, having recruited each other over 50 years to have the same ideas – the ideas of childish and deeply ignorant humanities graduates.

      The new plans for the BBC will not solve the problem. A similar problem has emanated from public sector owned broadcasters throughout the West.


  15. Zephir says:

    Fascism in action:

    Professor, 65, launches legal action after Arts Society cancelled her accreditation when she called the Duchess of Sussex ‘the dreaded Meghan’ before Zoom lecture

    In the course of a good-natured discussion, Anderson uttered the words ‘the dreaded Meghan’ and said some of the voluble media commentators were of ‘colourful disposition’. No one gave any indication of being upset.

    But days later Anderson received an email from Schweizer telling her that her accreditation had been removed because of her ‘racist’ language.

    Anderson stood her ground. An Arts Society panel dismissed the allegation that she had made ‘racist comments’ but ruled them ‘inappropriate’. It directed her to write letters of apology and go on a diversity training course.

    Anderson, who points out she has gay and non-white friends, declined to attend the course — and lost her accreditation.

    An Arts Society spokesman insists the decision was ‘appropriate’, telling me: ‘We’re satisfied we acted reasonably and in a measured fashion.’



    • theisland says:

      Good for her in declining the diversity training course.

      1,000+ Head Of Diversity And Inclusion Jobs in United Kingdom

      Non jobs.


      • BRISSLES says:

        What EXACTLY is taught on a ‘diversity training course’. I’d love to know.

        I get the impression that its a teacher saying “you must be nice to those who are of a different religion and colour – and its inappropriate for you to push them face down in the mud when on the assault course” .

        Does anyone know ?


        • Fedup2 says:

          I’ve been on one -5 days – a real challenge to nod and make the right noises . I then Had to deliver a day version . I needed money ) – I had a script – I had to stick to it .

          It’s a sometime very poor attempt to exploit feelings of guilt about the human condition . I was too intelligent not to see what was going on – most people attending knew what was happening and nodded along watching the clock .

          The summary really – was about recognising prejudice -and the effect of words . The sort of training I delivered – a lot of staff knew me from before and all knew we had to box tick .

          Ironically the most tricky – when I was facilitating – was dealing with – and reacting too – non white ‘students ‘ as well as dealing with sex discrimination .

          I do know that I am both racist and sexist because my values were christalised in England during the 1960s….

          I’m guessing that contemporary courses are just as tick box but half of the course is a description of ‘ground rules ‘ to prevent allegations caused by comments of fellow students .

          It’s a sick divisive industry and in my view – it’s close to evil and unhuman …


          • BRISSLES says:

            Thanks for that. Sounds like a total waste of money to me, but hey, its spawned a money making indsutry.

            Myself, I could go on a dozen so such courses, and I would STILL have an issue with a black Eliza Doolittle (just had its first night in the West End), a black Dr Who, a black Anne Boleyn and a black David Copperfield. As do most of the people I know – the silent majority.


            • Fedup2 says:

              Brissles – I am ashamed I did it but had no choice – my audience didn’t ‘snitch’ about how I conveyed my true feelings – now I would be fired for ‘negative body language ‘….


              • harry142857 says:

                Every job you get these days has online training including the ubiquitous ‘Diversity’ course with a test at the end that you have to pass to continue your employment.

                It’s not just about race only.

                People that are thick, lazy, unpunctual, etceterara have to be treated as equals as well.


                • digg says:

                  The reason diversity departments are so rabid about demanding that you treat everyone else with respect despite any major shortcomings they may have is simple. If only intelligent, free thinkers get the top jobs and thus power through ability and effort, they could influence the direction of travel for the whole organisation. The one-World brigade would rather the average level was suppressed which then keeps them and their masters unquestionably in control. It’s the left tiers of power at work. It dilutes opposition by flooding the forum with unquestioning sheeple who can be manipulated.


            • BigBrotherCorporation says:

              Briss, I’m pretty sure I’m not a racist (or a misogynist), although I’m sure there are some who’d disagree, the kind who see a ‘far right’ racist, wife beating thug lurking behind every white man’s face.

              However, I have a big issue with a black Anne Boleyn as well, and I’m pretty sure a lot of black people must have too? It’s not racist to think that way, no honestly, look up the definition of racism, and it isn’t, the real ‘racists’ are those putting black actors in such roles.

              Fictional characters, hmm, maybe you can get away with swapping the ethnicity of a role to an extent, although it seems an injustice to the author to change their work without their permission, and out of historical context it just SEEMS ridiculous for anyone with an inkling about history. As for ACTUAL historical figures, especially where we know they weren’t black, it’s an act of blatantly outrageous and offensive propaganda, which they know we’re all too cowardly to call out, because of the backlash which would inevitably follow.

              Still waiting for a white actor to play Nelson Mandela… sans ‘black face’ and afro wig, obvs. ‘cos that would be ‘racist’.


            • TrickCyclist says:

              To be honest, the only Victorian novel I can remember that had a black protagonist was written by Anna Sewell.


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  18. Guest Who says:


    Small breaktime review of a BBC ‘story’ via Jennie from da cubicle.

    Tesco shopper’s plea to bring back till staff

    ‘plea’ – tick
    Peroxide, thick ‘ms’ battle-axe do, shoot & column inches of tedious cover – tick
    BBC ‘urge’ – tick
    BBC meddling in private market – tick
    Daft petition that garners irrelevant numbers – tick
    Via activist group with vast BBC #prasnews access and staff to pay – tick
    BBC Trending hashtag boost – tick
    BBC disclaimer – tick


  19. Guest Who says:

    Small heads up… an ovary possessor from the Labour front bench who likely knows the difference has had a daily Twitter whinge without thinking first.

    The entire BBC will soon be going full on wimmin in jobs mutual outrage/hugs/etc soon.


  20. Guest Who says:

    And on the note of twitter wimmin… a funny smart one has replied to a thick bitter one on screen way too often…


    • BRISSLES says:

      She makes me vomit this woman. Her and her ilk couldn’t wait to get their hands on a British Passport IN THE NAME OF THE QUEEN when they got chucked out of Uganda. She’s done nothing but criticise this country since she’s been here. She’s not the only one either that has made a profitable life here while moaning, and they wonder why there is a racist streak in the UK. I could tell ’em.


  21. Fedup2 says:

    Popcorn time

    Whilst 16 labour people fill out their Durham questionnaire -the gray report is coming – and only 126 fixed fines were issued – seemingly mainly to civil servants and spads …..

    Will Gray cost nut nut his job ? No – but failure to respond to the cost of life – will kill him – and possibly his party – if they don’t get their act together – and they won’t …


    • dafydd says:

      No further fines for Boris….

      Police viewed over 500 photographs, film footage from phones and hours of CCTV..

      He gets a fine for being in room for less than ten minutes, the cake didnt actually leave the tupper ware container and he didnt actually have any booze..Sunak was in the room for less than 5 minutes….A complete politically motivated stitch up.

      Starmer filmed quaffing beer from a bottle, admits to having a curry and has lied constantly about the event..Bet you my bottom dollar the knob wont get a fine..!!!

      Can you just imagine the anger in the BBC that no more fines were issued to the PM…


  22. Fedup2 says:

    What’s the biggest story – vardy v Rooney or the party report – I reckon the former …..


    • Guest Who says:

      The mental old lefty media blonde wimmin sector is fumin’


  23. Square-Eyed says:

    I notice the Beeb have a report on the Michael Sussmann trial currently headlining on their US news page. Sky apparently haven’t heard about it yet. However both deem George W Bush’s Iraq “gaffe” worthy of World news status. Interesting when you remember both followed every twist and turn of the attempt to skewer Donald Trump.

    Meanwhile Hillary and Barack continue on their merry progressive way to secular canonisation.


  24. Sluff says:

    BBC1 1 pm news

    A feature on the Manchester Arena bombing which killed 22.
    The 5 year anniversary is this weekend.

    The BBC feature a now wheelchair bound survivor, and we hear from those who cared for him, and his family. All very fine.

    But strangely the BBC manage to forget to tell us anything about the perpetrators. Or their belief set.

    We all know why.


    • Changethebbc says:

      Do we?

      The BBC staff probably think they are preventing violence.

      The corporate internationalists probably think that trade trumps any suffering anywhere.

      The Trotskyist internationalists probably think that it is essential to dilute the racial characteristics in the West so that everyone is working towards global government.

      The Western military Establishment probably think that just the right level of terrorism (but not too much reaction) means they are needed and funded.

      The only people who are not represented in all this is you and me.


  25. Foscari says:

    Here is a sports question. What is the only sport in the world .
    Where the BBC consider there is only one player? I will give
    you a clue. The BBC can ONLY see the woods for the trees.


  26. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – the ‘he who cannot be named’ edition

    The Metropolitan Police have concluded their investigation into ‘Partygate’ as invented by Pippa Crerar and Laura Keunssberg. “All that intensive work and the part you played in it” or words to that effect said by Sarah Montagueof Laura Kuenssberg over a year ago are to no avail. Ed Stourton, in the TWatO chair today seemed very relaxed about the fact the PM will face no further fines over ‘Partygate’.

    Not so, Emily Thornberry Labour Shadow for a large planet. She was spitting feathers and claiming that Boris Johnson lied to Parliament about parties/gatherings/get-togethers/leaving-dos in No.10 Downing Street and should resign. Her Party Leader has promised to resign if fined by Durham Police who won’t dare do so now. It was notable that SirKurry was not mentioned by name.

    Not wanting to tempt fate, Em?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I think lady nugee fears the loss of her post to one of the armee of ;south Asian’ wimmin human rights £££ lawyers plotting to be ‘the first ‘…


  27. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    130,000 signatures at this moment.

    Petition to have a referendum on this handing of power to the WHO (aka China and Gates)

    GB News has been mentioning this but the rest of the msm seem to be quiet (so you know it’s a good thing to do)


    Fed. Maybe somebody might like to make this link a sticky (is that what you call it) and leave the link on the header page as I’m sure most (all) of us are as one on this.


    • Up2snuff says:

      EG have signed and I was 131,936 (iirc) so it is probably over 132,000 now.


  28. Eddy Booth says:

    Russia’s laser weapon claim derided as propaganda


    “Russia claims to have used laser weapons on the battlefield in Ukraine, although the US says it has seen no evidence of this and Ukraine has derided it as propaganda. ”
    “Yury Borisov, told Russian TV that a laser prototype called Zadira was being deployed in Ukraine and had burned up a Ukrainian drone within five seconds at a distance of 5km ”

    BBC bizarrely add a photo of a Ukrainian soilder, stood in a field of dandelions, holding a totally different type of rife.


    “Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky mocked the Russian claim, comparing it to the so-called “wonder weapons” that Nazi Germany claimed to be developing during World War Two.
    “The clearer it became that they had no chance in the war, the more propaganda there was about an amazing weapon that would be so powerful as to ensure a turning point,”

    Zelensky accusing someone else of propaganda….😃


    • Fedup2 says:

      Frankly I think it’s irresponsible of the BBCto publish the secret stealth ping pong ball gun – apparently the super dooper laser gun fails if anyone is having a fag within 20 steps of it …

      Disappointed I the poor level of propaganda in this bash …. Has Putin married Eva Braun yet ?


      • Up2snuff says:

        Where’s the mains lead? Don’t you need lots of electricity to fire a laser?


    • micknotmike says:

      You don’t fool me, that’s been photoshopped. Originally it had “ACME” written on the side and was being held by Wile E. Coyote.


    • Dickie says:

      I do believe this is one of Zelenskys new fangled Ukrainian front line leaf blowers.


  29. Ian Rushlow says:

    Is inflation racist?

    It appears that the Cost of Living Crisis ™ in Britain may be racist and only affecting certain ethnic groups. At least that’s a reasonable assumption to make, based on the selection of photographs used by the BBC to illustrate the impact of inflation on ordinary British people:



  30. Fedup2 says:

    Guido report s on twitter that steyn on GBnews is getting double viewing figures than what the chap on NewsTV is getting – and farage is way ahead ….

    The arrival of brillo to get revenge on GbNews cant be long away …


  31. G.W.F. says:


    Machete wielding far right sex maniac from MI5 who is a threat to women and children cannot be named, so the court tells the BBC.

    ”The foreign national cannot be named, despite evidence he is a threat to women, after the government took the BBC to court to block publication.
    Evidence shows that he is a right-wing extremist with a violent past.”

    In this occasion the BBC want to name the man, but the Government says no.
    If the picture is real then the man looks a bit white, but machete suggests otherwise. We shall never know.


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Having read the article, can’t help thinking we’re not getting the full story here – the BBC would have you believe that’s because ‘the Government’ are ‘protecting’ a violent, child molesting, child-eating (literally), misogynistic, girlfriend torturing, sadistic monster… is it, or is something else going on? Who knows? Is this really the state of BBC reporting these days?


      • Up2snuff says:

        BigBro, any opportunity is taken by the BBC to throw rocks at Bojo and the Government and received gratefully by them on behalf of lacklustre Labour.


        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          Up, that didn’t actually cross my mind, but you might be right… any opportunity to fling a bit of muck in the right direction, hey?


          • maxincony says:


            Up, that didn’t actually cross my mind, but you might be right…

            Of course! Let’s all support the government trying to cover up violent sexual abuse…


            • JohnC says:

              Any comment on the rape gangs then maxi ?.

              You Leftists are the most disgusting of hypocrites.


            • BigBrotherCorporation says:

              Is that what’s going on here Maxi? Do you have some inside information about it?

              Honestly, I’d love to know the truth (the real one, I mean, not the post-truth, ‘truth’). If everything is, as the BBC claims in that article, then it’s shocking indeed, and questions need to be asked, but I no longer trust the BBC, sorry, that ship’s long sailed, and they can no longer convince me that anything they say is ‘true’, just because they say it. It’s a bit like Boris Johnson, so many lies over so many years, you doubt anything he says… do you comprehend where I’m coming from now?


    • maxincony says:


      We shall never know.

      What sort of person reads a story like that and thinks the most important aspect is the perpetrator’s skin colour?


      • maxincony says:

        Coping mechanism for a white racist in four parts:

        1) “If the picture is real…

        2) “looks ‘a bit’ white…

        3) “but [racism]…

        4) Therefore: “We shall never know.


        • JohnC says:

          What are you babbling on about you idiot ?.

          The trouble with idiots like you is that if anyone picks up on any negative aspect of someone who isn’t white, you start screaming ‘racist’.

          Fact maxi : 10,000 people were murdered with firearms in the USA in 2020. Over half of them were black people being murdered by other black people. Black people who make up 13% of the population.

          But Leftist cretins like you would have us believe all these black people pointed a gun at another black person and pulled the trigger because white people are racist.

          Do you have any idea how ridiculous you are ?.


  32. Northern Voter says:

    Was watching Law and Order this arvo, upcomes an advert for Britbox, you know the one we’ve already paid for by extortion. They were advertising a new to TV programme specifically commissioned by Britbox, this programme from the makers of that other scintillating programme Normal People.I made up the scintillating bit. Anyway, how come the Bent and Twisted Broadcasting Corporation can commission new stuff for a pay to view station, yet all there ever is on there own stations is absolute crap?


    • maxincony says:

      Northern Voter,

      …upcomes an advert for Britbox, you know the one we’ve already paid for by extortion.

      WE? You’ve said in the past you live in France, so who is this ‘WE’ you are talking about?


      • taffman says:

        I thought that you were on your way to Rwanda ? Have you paid your television licence yet ?
        When will you and your chums post up some examples of BBC Bias instead of trolling here?


      • Northern Voter says:

        Cretin. Taff that’s to the big rabbit, not you.


  33. Thoughtful says:

    Martin Lewis has been speaking of widespread riots because of the Tories Socialist mismanagement of the economy and wrecking the food supply with insane Green policies.

    That’s not the way the Supermarkets appear to be viewing this though and whilst I know there are elements particularly migrants (from the last riots) only too willing to go Burn Loot Murder at the slightest excuse, but it wouldn’t achieve anything, unless it was food shops being robbed and then they’d have to do that once a week as they get hungry again.

    It’s far more likely there would be gang looting of supermarkets and cash and carrys for food knowing the chances are they would be restocked again.

    The Tesco local to me has spent tens of thousands on barriers at every entry and till and exit and they don’t spend that kind of money for nothing. They are also replacing all the trolleys for ones they can lock the wheels at the push of a button.

    You can’t exactly riot and get more gas & electric for your home, food is about the only thing you could get by violent theft.

    I believe the Daily Telegraph carried an article about Putin and Russia deliberately targetting the worlds food supplies.

    If Fedup would be kind enough to publish this (yet again sorry for this request) I would be obliged and interesting read I think.


    • Fedup2 says:


      Vladimir Putin is “weaponising” global food supplies by stealing grain and destroying agricultural equipment as part of his war in Ukraine, Western officials have said.

      The Kremlin is believed to be dismantling infrastructure needed for food production and blocking ports that are vital in shipping cereals out of the country, which is known as the “breadbasket of Europe”.

      Officials fear Russia has embarked on a “deliberate policy” of disrupting food supplies, sparking a global crisis and raising the prospect of starvation in developing countries.

      Vladimir Putin’s army has destroyed silos and other food production infrastructure in cities including Kherson, Luhansk and Donetsk, according to Western sources.

      The UN estimates that 1.7bn people in over 100 countries are being impacted by the current surge in food, energy and commodity prices.

      A Western official said: “[Russia] has exacerbated a pre-existing bad situation and has created a major threat to global food security through a deliberate policy of weaponisation of global food supply.”

      They added that record grocery bills have proved the “last straw” for many poor countries already on the brink of a crisis, and said that intelligence officials are closely monitoring the situation over fears of mass unrest across Africa and the Middle East.

      Sri Lanka defaulted on its debts for the first time since independence on Wednesday night following weeks of violent protests over the cost of living.

      It comes after Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, warned on Monday of “apocalyptic” food price rises and raised concerns about a disastrous impact on the developing world.

      Official figures revealed on Wednesday that grocery bills in the UK rose at their fastest pace for more than a decade in April, helping to drive inflation to a 40-year high of 9pc.

      The invasion of Ukraine has sent world food prices to record highs and caused key agricultural costs, including fuel and fertiliser, to rocket.

      In Britain, the cost of cooking oils, dairy and everyday staples such as pasta is rapidly rising, and the crisis is far more severe in countries where food accounts for a larger share of households’ costs.

      Ukraine and Russia produce a quarter of global wheat exports and a fifth of corn output between them, but the conflict is also pushing up other costs for farmers worldwide. Fuel, fertiliser and feed prices have jumped following the invasion with Ukraine producing half of global sunflower oil.

      The UN warned earlier this week that almost 25m tonnes of wheat in Ukrainian warehouses is being left to rot because the supplies cannot leave the country. It also said that some grain storage had been destroyed in the fighting in Ukraine.

      It came as Moscow said on Wednesday that nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Mariupol, claims yet to be confirmed by Ukraine.

      Kyiv had ordered its garrison in Mariupol to stand down, but a pro-Russian separatist leader said commanders were still in tunnels beneath the Azovstal steelworks.

      On Wednesday, a Russian soldier pleaded guilty to killing a Ukrainian civilian in the first war crimes trial to be held since the conflict started. The hearing in a Kyiv courtroom is one of a series of trials against Russian servicemen for atrocities committed in the invasion.

      Meanwhile, Turkey vetoed a Nato decision on whether to accept Finland and Sweden into the military alliance in the first official vote on membership.

      At a “classified” meeting of Nato ambassadors in Brussels, the Turkish representative stopped a vote on their applications, which had been officially submitted earlier in the day, according to sources with knowledge of the discussion.

      The meeting was called in the hope of agreeing an accelerated accession process in order to head off Russian threats of aggression aimed at the Nordic nations.ENDS


  34. Guest Who says:

    I was already laughing at the comment.

    Then I saw the one on the bench.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Sometimes the temptation to pray for full Scottish independence is too much … but it has to come so will full foreign country status – border – passports – visa – currency – the lot – and no more subsidies to Scotland from mugged (Barnett formula ) 55 million English taxpayers –


    • StewGreen says:

      AS ever projection is a libmob characteristic
      Always ask, if the nasty label THEY are trying to pin on others actually applies to them ?


  35. taffman says:

    “Channel 4 News didn’t do itself any favours, says Nadine Dorries”
    What about the BBC then Nadine ?


  36. Halifax says:

    Ok everyone an update.
    Apparently if your a Muslim and you rape young girls your are no longer a groomer or a rapist, it’s been downgraded to Child Abuse. I wonder if the Tory MP currently accused of rape will have his status downgraded from rapist to abuser ???

    From West Yorkshire buried on BBC NEWS.
    By my reckoning there are 16 counts of RAPE.

    BBC take your white biased hatred and get f@@@ed.

    Twelve men have been charged with sexually abusing two young girls more than two decades ago.

    The alleged offences are said to have taken place in Bradford and Keighley between 1996 and 1998, when the girls were under 16.

    Charges against the men include rape, gross indecency and indecent assault, police said.

    The men, from West Yorkshire and Nottingham, are due to appear before Bradford magistrates on 20 May.

    The men charged are:

    Abdul Shukoor, 45, from Keighley, has been charged with Gross Indecency and Indecent Assault of a girl under the age of 14
    Amreaz Ashghar, 45, from Keighley, has been charged with two counts of rape and indecent assault of a girl under 16 and gross indecency of a girl under 14
    Perwaz Ashghar, 48, from Nottingham has been charged with Indecent assault of a girl under 16
    Mohamed Shabir Din, 45, from Keighley, has been charged with six counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault of a girl under 16
    Ibrar Hussain, 44, from Keighley, has been charged with rape
    Sajid Mahmood, 42, from Keighley, has been charged with rape
    Zehroon Razaq, 44, from Keighley, has been charged with rape
    Sheraz Ahktar Khan, 44, from Keighley, has been charged with rape
    Mushtaq Ahmed, 52, from Keighley, has been charged with two counts of rape and indecent assault on a girl under 16
    Imtiaz Ahmed, 58, from Keighley, has been charged with two counts of rape
    Fayaz Ahmed, 42, of Bingley has been charged with two counts of rape
    Willard Anthony Clunis, 64, of Bradford has charged with indecent assault of a girl under 1


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Was sick f**k Clunis is the same gang? I’m just asking because he stands out as a little different… in more ways than one.

      If anyone did something like that to my daughter, I’m not sure I’d be able to restrain myself, and I’m not normally an aggressive person. It’s just animal instinct as a parent. The wife would tear their throats out with her bare teeth and hands, guess that’s why they go for the children, grown ups might fight back.

      If there are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of young girls who’ve been groomed and raped (and it looks like there really are) there must be a lot of very angry friends and relations. It’s all very well pretending it never happened (and isn’t still happening) for the sake of ‘race relations’, but people aren’t stupid, and all attempting to conceal it is doing is making people angrier, and towards the authorities, as well as the perverts.


      • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

        That question has been on my mind for years. If these ‘grooming gangs’ had been centered in our local taxi office or takeaway and that level of abuse had gone on, I’m sure there would have been some recourse.


      • Halifax says:

        The Asian community must be protected at all costs.


  37. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – this seems suspicious and doesn’t ring true . . …….

    “The charity Citizens Advice is highlighting desperate stories of people washing in their kitchen sinks because they can’t afford a hot shower.”

    Why don’t they wash in the bathroom sink like everyone else?

    It is under the Daily Mirror section which may explain it.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Frugal wars beckon …. There are apparently medical advantages to cold showers ——

      —— I wonder what the power companies will do when thousands of home refuse to pay the bill ? Will they really be cut off ?


    • StewGreen says:

      I have been in countries in a building where there is no hot water.
      boiled the kettle in the kitchen, poured the water in the bowl, washed my face and armpits
      then washed the cups & plates in the same water

      BTW I reckon making a a litre of hot water in a house with gas central heating 0.3p

      Plenty of people’s rent is £450/month ie £15/day ie 1,500p
      ie 5,000 times more than making a litre of hot water


      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        A ‘whore’s bath’ – damp flannel: face, neck, armpits, between the legs.

        One of many advantages to having an old fashioned open fire is you can always heat water over it – bit more hassle than putting the kettle on, but the option is always there, and it costs nothing.


  38. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news ha two stories today

    #1 “The main local internet provider KCOM never answer the phone
    people are on the hold for ages to get through”

    #2 More LabourParty PR as news
    Local Labour MP Emma Hardy says
    ‘Hull could be the Hull capital of remote working’
    “Hull could be doing all those LONDON JOBS with LONDON SALARIES”

    … A commenter points out the obvious
    Why would boss replace a London worker with a remote Hull worker , when he can replace them with a cheaper remote worker in India ?

    Mark Francois wasn’t named in 2020. Something about protecting identity of his alleged victim was the excuse at the time. He was named after the investigation found the evidentiary threshold wasn’t met. Oddly not even guilty of harassment either.


    • Northern Voter says:

      Coming from Hull, I remember 30 years ago, someone asking why Hull, didn’t have upmarket shops. The answer was, why would anyone come to Hull? It’s the end of the line, road and rail, the schools are abysmal, no grammars, only one private (Hymers College) the infrastructure is cr@p. At one time it had the only non GPO telephone system in the UK. Went private, became KCOM. Still run by the socialist council. The Labour Council contracted Deloitte Touché to give them financial advice. KCOM shares rocketed, it was .com days. Anyway the shares, from £2 a share rocketed to just under £19 a share, DT told Hull City Council to sell off shares, they held 51% at the time, HCC said they wanted be majority shareholders. DT said sell 5% you’ll still be majority shareholders. HCC being composed of mostly union reps didn’t understand high finance. Dot com bubble burst, share plummeted to 79p a share, HCC are still majority shareholders as far as I know.


      • Deborah says:

        Northern, I think you have forgotten there was one upmarket shop, ‘Carmichael’s ‘. Had been there years but I think closed late 1970s.

        I recently had to be in Hull at 9.30 on a Saturday morning. Not many about but the few who were, carrying cans of lager. Shops were open but the only people inside were the assistants. Think of the money spent on the City of Culture, all wasted. How the government can level up must be virtually impossible. Yet, travel 8 miles to market town of Beverley and you enter another world . 9.30 on Saturday morning and it is already heaving with people visiting the market. Hull returns Labour MP’s and has a Labour or left wing LibDem Council, the East Riding has a Conservative one. I might add that it is a Conservative Council which is constantly undermined by the left wing employees from Hull.


        • StewGreen says:

          Yes Hull folk, Beverly is the place where some posh Hull people go to shop
          whereas downtown Hull is the place for spotting Spice drugged up rough sleepers.

          but in Hull in Dec 2021 Hammonds re-opened .. focused around a posh food court

          Hammonds of Hull is finally open and has quickly become the new jewel of the city centre’s shopping scene.
          The old House of Fraser building has been an empty hole in the heart of the city since the department store closed for the last time in 2019.
          But after a dramatic makeover, the huge store reopened to the public on Friday as people flooded through the doors.


          • Northern Voter says:

            I used to catch the train to Beverley, you could get a drink, there after pubs closed in Hull, Beverley being a market town, they had different opening hours.


  39. Fedup2 says:

    Not anything to do with anything really – but the mail reports that the ex wife of the bloke who won £184 million on the lottery might lose her £275k home ….

    There’s a kind of implication in the story – I always hope that the people who win such money have some idea what to do with it ….


  40. StewGreen says:

    OK I just opened Twitter Search in an incognito window
    so that means I am not logged in
    The page defaults to a “For You” tab
    5 items down the page is starts pushing LGBTQ+ agendas at me
    Why ?



    • Fedup2 says:

      Living a lie ? Playing for Blackpool ? In touch with your feminine side ? Brissles will know ….


      • StewGreen says:

        Remember I am not logged in
        So Twitter’s default is to push LGBTQ+ at people

        Twitter itself is the biggest troll.


        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          Think yourself lucky, I get adverts for incontinence pads for the ‘senior woman’.


  41. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news and ITV local news
    ‘Lincoln foodbank is running out of food’
    ..Media people love that narrative
    BBC accounts have tweeted 3 times about it (at least)

    When I packed up the market stall of course there was spare food
    no one came to ask me for any.
    I did take some pensioners, but to be honest they could easily afford to pay, if I asked them.

    I’m in a leftover food app
    I noticed last Thursday someone in the next village , giving away tins of meat
    36 hours later I was in the village , and expected they’d all be gone
    but nope I checked .. and ended up with some cans.

    Oh the guy has loaves of bread tonight
    but I already bought a loaf for 14p a bit earlier today.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Sell loaf futures.
      Coming soon – the great 2023 wheat glut – so cheap they can’t afford to store it …. If on,y they’d known in 2-22 that putin would die / surrender / disappear / go on holiday ‘ be the victim of a coup ….


  42. Eddy Booth says:

    “What’s been happening?
    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has accused Russia of using food as a weapon by blocking ports and destroying Ukrainian roads and railways”

    For balance Russia’s view:
    From Telegram, news channel
    Intel Slava Z

    ‘Dmitry Medvedev named the main reason why millions of people in the world cannot live normally and receive food. He added that Russia will not supply products to its own detriment, and without it it will be difficult for importing countries:

    “Our country is ready to fulfill its obligations in full. But it also expects assistance from trading partners, including on international platforms. Otherwise, it turns out to be illogical: on the one hand, insane sanctions are being imposed against us, on the other hand, they are demanding food supplies. It doesn’t happen, we’re not idiots.” ‘

    Not sure who’s saying this:
    “The most beautiful event of the coming autumn (as far as world politics is concerned) will be a humanitarian catastrophe related to grain and energy. Europe is simply obliged to plunge into the darkness of impoverishment and coldness, otherwise its healing will be impossible.”

    Maybe they’re right, that we are sick as a continent and need a little shock..
    One thing, Russia with a GDP smaller than Italy’s, and ours, seems to wield some higher level of power, maybe those figures don’t actually tell us too much..


  43. JohnC says:

    ‘George W Bush’s speech gaffe over ‘Iraq invasion’

    ‘Bush condemns Putin’s invasion of ‘Iraq’ instead of Ukraine’

    How many gaffs have the BBC ignored from the INCUMBENT President ?. Never mind the fact he is always reading something someone else wrote from a teleprompter.

    Absolutely disgusting double-standards from the BBC. Yet again.

    And then they have to include this through sheer spite. It has no relevance whatsoever:

    ‘Mr Bush was president during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 over weapons of mass destruction that were never found.’

    Actually BBC they did find sarin nerve agent which is officially a weapon of mass destruction. You ran a report on it yourself just a few days ago. But don’t let the truth get in the way of the agenda.


  44. BRISSLES says:

    Poor old Beff, – she doesn’t like that no.10 isn’t getting anymore fines, so she denigrates all the government in her report.

    God on a bike, there is clearly no news, so here we are again dragging up thickos on the street about “one rule for one etc……” – I hate Joe Public when they start giving their views on the street. Its generally the inarticulate and dense. Then its the bereaved and “betrayed” families banging on. One even said that Boris has never apologised ! well, where the f…. has she been ? He’s done so much apologising its boring.

    Life ISN’T fair – we all have gripes about whichever government, red or blue, it was ever thus. Funny though, how the media wants the public views on Partygate but never about the thousands crossing the Channel – which is my bugbear. Partygate has gone, move on, but immigration is an ongoing running sore.


  45. Nibor says:

    Maxincony ,

    Number of threads since Maxi last posted ; 1 ( no midweek thread )
    Number of posts since Maxi last posted ; 714
    Number of posts this thread ; 514 .
    Of which Maxi picked up on ; 3
    Number of questions put to Maxi ; 4
    Of which he answered; 0
    Average time of Maxi posts ; 02.30 am
    Number of times Maxi defends BBC ; 0 .

    Conclusion; the above statistics show that Maxi is unable to defend the BBC from any criticism.


    • JohnC says:

      The most damning evidence of all for the BBC who maxi is trying to defend is that none of his posts actually tackle the accusations of BBC far-Left activism we make.

      Instead he nit-picks and tries to attack the author. Like a spiteful schoolboy.

      If he actually had an argument to show what we say about the BBC is not true, you can be sure he would use it.

      So carry on maxi : the more pedantic and personal you get whilst avoiding the issues raised, the more obvious it is that we have valid points and you are nothing but another leftist hypocrite troll.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Nibor – just for the fun of it – is there a day / time when this character – so full of self love – turns up ? I’ve got it Thursday night to Friday morning – around 0100 – 2 -3 cut and paste – no engagement in responses – no defence of the BBC – ever …


  46. AsISeeIt says:

    The formerly rather loquacious Whitty, Vallance and Van Tam have been markedly quiet of late – perhaps they’ve been busy plying their public health trade – roughly speaking – down at the gay bars? More of that later (as BBC TV presenters of magazine programmes typically used say at the top of their shows after first introducing some headline item, back in the good old days)

    Polly Hudson in the Daily Mirror: “The Heart of Britain” asks: ‘Britain’s £184million lotto winners decide to go public. Would you tell anyone?

    Considering the Mirror’s habitual negative attitude toward millionaires – one assumes it may be unwise to go public – well, let’s qualify that by adding that if you have conservative leanings, then they’ll target you:

    Hopeful Chelsea buyer Nick Candy is billionaire who broke lockdown rules at Tory Xmas party‘ (Mirror March 2022)

    Boris Johnson’s Tories handed £1million by billionaire tycoon based in Bahamas‘ (Mirror November 2019)

    Tech billionaire Elon Musk reveals he finds being so rich is pretty ‘lonely’‘ (Mirror March 2022) – so libertarian free speech advocate Elon who has recently bought lefty hang out Twitter is not cool anymore?

    The tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, 50, is worth an estimated $270billion but since recently splitting from musician Grimes said he finds it pretty isolating being so rich… The $270billion tech entrepreneur, 50, painted a picture of himself sobbing in an empty palace, wiping away tears with a £100 bill as he revealed it’s actually pretty isolating being so rich… He recently said his biggest hope for humanity is to “create a self-sustaining city on Mars”. Maybe he can find a few Martians to befriend while he’s at it‘ – bitchy.

    The big celeb photo op of the day is: ‘Kate’s new wingman. The Duchess of Cambridge is led up the red carpet by Tom Cruise‘ (Daily Mail) – a frontpage show-stopper pic reproduced everywhere, bar the Guardian and Daily Star.

    The Star go with a photo of those lotto winners cracking a bottle of Champers and the red top cracks the sort of great clever gag which leaves the humourless stuffed-shirt which is the Keir Starmer Labour Party-supporting Mirror in the dust: ‘That’s their energy bills covered for a few months then

    For balance the Star also draws out attention to: ‘Nutkin’s a psycho on bacon‘ – your guess is as good as mine!

    So much for the maverick Daily Star, Lefty top gun Guardian scramble to intercept the bandit Boris over Partygate territory for about the billionth time: ‘Fury as Johnson escapes Partygate with a single fine‘ – the sheer single-minded dedication to the flogging of this dead horse takes our breath away. Despite Beergate.

    A main function of the Guardian/BBC nexus within the liberal corporate media landscape is the provision and propagation of left-wing talking points. For example – just in case the right were going to query the simultaneous paradox of a food price crisis and an obesity crisis the Gruan has the ready answer: ‘Pollutants “worsening obesity crisis”… according to a major scientific review

    Trust the science and remember where you heard it first.

    In futher health news: ‘Monkeypox outbreak: Health chiefs ‘actively investigating’ UK’s gay bars and spas… Nine cases of the extremely rare disease have been confirmed in the UK so far, with six of those cases relating to men who have sex with men… It can spread between humans via both droplet respiration or an infected person’s bodily fluids‘ (Daily Star)

    One smiles at the one surviving unmoderated below the line comment: Smithy74 writes: “That’s right, make out that it’s the gay communities fault. What next? The BLM

    It was the legendary Chuck Berry who first warned our grandparents of Too Much Monkey Business.

    Cue BBC Pidgin for all dey thing African: ‘Monkeypox dey most common inside local areas for Central and West Africa, but now local media report am for America and Europe‘. Our Smithy74 will be happy to see absolutely no mention whatever of the gay community in that BBC report.


  47. JohnC says:

    Russia’s laser weapon claim derided as propaganda

    And the picture the BBC use to discredit the very idea.


    And here is the actual laser they claim to have used. A much more realistic proposition.


    BBC : news you can trust.


    • Thoughtful says:

      You would imagine the BBC would have liked that because it’s greener than one of those nasty exploding rocket things which leave such a nasty trail of smoke!


    • taffman says:

      Is that a council refuse lorry?


    • JohnC says:

      Regardless of the circumstance, Russia are getting an excellent opportunity to test their latest weapons in actual combat against the most advanced stuff we have to offer and also learn about our weapons and the tactics to use to defeat them.

      Expect things to change a lot in the next few years. And not in our favour. The new cold war and the arms race which goes with it is about to begin.


      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        The Nazis used the Spanish Civil War to test out their latest military tech (e.g. Stukas), before scale up.

        To be fair, I’m quite sure a lot of our (and US) ‘military aid’ to Ukraine is of a similar nature (we’d be foolish if it wasn’t).


        • Fedup2 says:

          I think the russsians will be getting the stuff the US left behind in afgee from the taliban ..


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      The first one looks like a tennis ball launcher (seriously, it’s probably an EMP ‘gun’ for taking out small ‘spotter’ drones), but the latter one looks almost plausible as a laser weapon, is it on a rail carriage, or a flatbed?

      As an engineer thoughts that cross my mind are: weight? energy demand? mobility? range? practicality on the battlefield = next to zero, I imagine.


      • JohnC says:

        The first one does indeed look more like a jammer for close range, small drones. The wedge shapes remind me of radar warning receivers on military aircraft which have various frequency antennas over them.

        The laser looks like a big truck and the laser part is on a section which extends out the back (I noticed how the door could not close as it is now). So I presume it is reasonably mobile.

        I imagine these things are for defensive positions rather than on a battlefield and the size of it looks about right for that kind of weapon as they are now.


  48. Zephir says:

    Update on our starving police person (another “activist?)

    “Police officer who told Priti Patel she can’t afford to feed her family on £40,000-a-year lives in smart detached home worth £350,000

    EXCLUSIVE: DC Vicky Knight complained she ‘struggles to feed her child’ on her £40k salary
    She addressed the Home Secretary over the cost of living crisis at the Police Federation Conference
    Knight complained that her £2,300 salary doesn’t go far after her £800 a month mortgage, utilities and other expenses are deducted
    She lives with her son, 13, in a three bedroom property worth £350,000



  49. Zephir says:

    Knight, a detective constable with 20 years in the force, is a single mother who lives her 13-year-old son in the property with a large garden.
    Knight, who has been in the police for 20 years, is a single mother raising her son, 13

    Knight, who has been in the police for 20 years, is a single mother raising her son, 13

    Knight, who is looking forward to retiring within a decade at 55 on a full pension, was today not at home but her car was parked in the driveway.

    And today she was slammed by her neighbours in north Wales for her ‘outrageous’ comments.

    One neighbour said: ‘I’ve seen her comments and I thought they were outrageous.

    ‘She earns 40 grand but complains about not being able to feed her son.

    ‘It’s disgusting that she can makes these comments while there are people around her who genuinely struggling to feed their families with the cost of living.

    ‘She earns a good wage and lives in a lovely area in a big house.’


    • Fedup2 says:

      Could she be looking for a bit of early retirement from the ‘stress ‘ caused by her dumb comments – quality of plod falling so rapidly ….