Midweek 25 May 2022

Gray Day? The Far Left BBC will be in overdrive demanding this and that and an inquiry into the inquiry . Might be a good day to put out bad news – but at the moment – that’s every day …

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  1. Tabs says:

    BBC News channel about 23:05 talking about the Texas school shooting.

    “This is a sad day coming just a week after a white supremacist shot dead 10 people”

    Unbelievable. A new school shooting with an unknown motive but the BBC managed to get the words “white supremacist” into the report. Almost like they have an agenda.


    • JohnC says:

      I just saw the report and immediately wondered why 15 dead including a teacher wasn’t even top-billing considering how many articles they ran on the supermarket shooting.

      I knew the answer before I even looked. The shooter was not white and it does not fit their agenda.

      The BBC are racist scum. Is there any special name for a group of people who are racist against a specific colour of people, but only at those who they hate because of their political view ?. Maybe ‘hate driven racists’.

      Top billing went to a proper agenda based story of the Chinese oppression of Uyghur who – according to the pictures the BBC chose to show – are 75% women.


    • digg says:

      Also amazingly overnight have dug out he was bullied (by white kids nudge-nudge?) no doubt because of his race so that’s all right then, the fault is obviously with the white supremacists who sold him the weapons and ammo. They should have known to only sell automatic guns to other white supremacists.

      That’s they way this will pan out.

      As they say, guns don’t kill people, people kill people.


      • JohnC says:

        Absolutely : same as the Leftists try to claim black people shoot other black people because white people are racist.

        When you point a gun at someone else and pull the trigger, it has nothing to do with anything but your own barbarity and personal ethics.


  2. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Regular programming has been suspended. At last.


    • JohnC says:

      Clearly fake because the voice-over is not obviously black or female.


      • Lucy Pevensey says:

        Of course it’s fake. That’s the point.
        There are quite a few of them going back a number of years.


      • Thoughtful says:

        Clearly fake because before the ethnic cleansing of the airwaves on RP was allowed for these broadcasts


    • Tabs says:

      An emergency message from the government would a camera looking at an empty podium waiting for Boris to appear 10 minutes late. He will then fumble his way through the nuclear warning then take questions from journalists.

      The first question would be from a BBC reporter who would ask, “PM…. are you going to resign for Partygate?”.


  3. StewGreen says:

    Simon web jut promoted a 1 hour chat
    “An hour long conversation with Chris from Patriotic Talk”
    .. https://youtu.be/HPAVlIag4xA


  4. StewGreen says:

    Mark Steyn gives his views on Boris Johnson and Partygate, Davos and Linton-On-Ouse

    “From the BBC coverage, You’d never know the villagers were unhappy about the migrant centre plan”


  5. StewGreen says:

    Belfield jut put up a video about hi preliminary court appearance tomorrow
    “We’ve been asking for documents for months
    police said they’d lost them
    They’ve known for months that I would be working at a gig tonight
    yet this afternoon they just suddenly sent over hundreds of pages to do with the court case, which I have .

    “The police have filed 7 special measures requests
    they are filled with errors, some are not signed
    After issuing press releases saying I had been charged with violence
    the documents now don’t say this.”

    He still wrongly states that the police cannot enter your house without a warrant.
    They can if they are investigating am active crime… trumped up charges is another thing.


  6. StewGreen says:

    After “a survey said just 5% of the world’s commercial pilots are men”
    BBC local news have taken on themselves to do a contrived item
    they have found a young female pilot, who hasn’t yet flown commercial jets
    and got her to give a couple of examples of when people were sexist to her on the two seater joy flights she does do.
    Then they brought on the pilots union guy to say the industry must be more diverse

    “Have you had sexism in your job ? ..Here’s how to get in touch”
    “We look forward to hearing your sexism stories”

    Equality of opportunity is good, but the BBC are stirrers

    #3 The Twaite Hall migrant centre plan has been put on hold

    #4 PRasNews for MIND “oh lockdown has harmed some young people’s mental health”
    …. Do bears ..woods ?


    • Wild Bill says:

      I was the only male in a primary school of around 30 female staff, the tales I could tell of discrimination and other things.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Bill – go on go on go on ….( I had a dream like that after eating cheese too late) …


  7. StewGreen says:

    Sunday is global warming day
    ..Max temp 12C


  8. StewGreen says:

    A BBC local presenter tweets


  9. StewGreen says:

    A viewer tweeted this comment
    Why aren’t the BBC talking about the elephant in the room?

    Most (if not all) cases have been from cases who have had sexual contact at 2 raves in Spain and Belgium and are homosexual or bisexual men.

    But no the BBC would rather have us all thinking it’s the next COVID.

    Presenter replied
    “you are about to be blocked”


  10. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Something not right about Davos.

    All the WEF filth in the one place at advertised times.

    Soris, Gates, Zuckerberg, et al

    These are also the people dictating the sanctions against Russia, and preventing any negotiations or peace accord.

    A single Russian missile and the world would be a better place.


  11. JohnC says:

    I’ll repost this because (as usual) I put it on the old thread by mistake and IMHO it’s an important observation.

    The BBC seem to be squirming in their reporting of the 15 dead in the Texas shooting. After their huge coverage and follow on articles from the white guy who did it in the supermarket, it is very obvious they don’t have the same enthusiasm over this one.

    Looks to me like they are changing tack and making the issue all about gun control this time.

    Let’s see if dementia Joe reads an autocue about hate again or he too moves over to blame gun control.

    Going by what I’ve seen recently, I’m expecting a simultaneous shift for all the MSM to focus on the same thing. There is no longer any suspicion that the entire media is somehow being directed on what to report : it is absolutely certain.

    I see plenty of hate and racism in all of this, and have done since the Democrats got in. All of it from the Left towards whites on the political Right.


    • G.W.F. says:

      Paul Joseph Watson Retweeted
      Joe Liska-Villa500
      A number of the shooting victims are children of Customs and Border Patrol agents, law enforcement sources told ABC News.(OMG!)😮


  12. JohnC says:

    Non-Ukrainian Swansea refugee refused free train travel

    If you want an example of just how out of touch those in the BBC bubble are about real-life in the UK, just read this epic article.

    ‘Raman said he fled Iran to escape racial persecution and would not stand for it in Wales.’

    “You’ve never walked in my shoes, and you probably are not able to walk in my shoes for a minute.”

    All because he didn’t get something for free.

    Another valuable addition to our gene pool. I’m sure he’s enriching all the Native Brits he encounters with an attitude like that.


  13. JohnC says:

    Afghanistan: UK’s withdrawal a disaster, inquiry concludes

    I am simply stunned that the BBC present this article as the governments fault without any reference to the actual cause.

    This is the only part they attribute to Biden:

    ‘In February 2020, a withdrawal deal was signed by the Taliban and the US under former President Donald Trump and a year later his successor, Joe Biden, honoured the agreement.’

    There is a river of blood on Biden and those complicit – such as the BBC – who got in him that position by their lies and cover ups.

    Lies and cover up which go on to this day.

    We had no chance for a proper withdrawal under those circumstances.

    And who do they quote ? – Amy Richards, director of the charity Global Witness and a feminist activist.

    These articles whose sole purpose is to try and destroy society as we know it with the intention to replace it with their own far-Left ‘utopia’ make me sick to my stomach. If they got their way, it would be great until all the money ran out and the country was overrun with crime. They would destroy everything – as they always do.

    The BBC are now 100% far-Left activists and totally unfit for purpose.


    • dafydd says:


      Well said..

      BBC already going into overdrive with excitement with the Sue Gray report due today..

      The establishment as we know is run by the left and very well coordinated. My prediction is that the Durham police will also announce today that no fine will be issued to Starmer piling on the pressure for Boris.

      Saddest part about all this hysteria is the fact the Government do nothing about the conduct of the BBC and biased media. They just seem to roll over and take it.

      I for one am sick to the back teeth with all this crap being peddled by the BBC and other biased media outlets.

      I genuinely have seen nothing so far to suggest Boris should resign, a few photos that suggest something but prove nothing. I may be proven wrong when the Gray report is published.

      99% of evidence I’ve seen so far is based purely on innuendo or a source says this or a source says that…

      Whatever happens and the dust settles I hope the government and the right fight back and finally sort out the appalling behaviour of the BBC once and foreall, but sadly I won’t hold my breath


    • Fedup2 says:

      Does anyone really give a damn about afgee . We should never have been there and should have got out long long ago – but our troops were used as the usual political pawns to keep the lid on there but become victims as a result …re running Vietnam in the desert

      As for the withdrawal – it was inevitable that someone as inadequate as Obama/Biden would pull the plug without reference to the UK . What do they care about the UK ? – yet alone people in afgee ?

      As for the spin on the story – those who read such stuff will either just be re inforced in their wrong belief or move on to more important stuff like Jon depp or wagathon …

      Obviously the FCO could have done a better job – but Obama/Biden surely could have done …


      • JohnC says:

        Nobody gives a flying f*ck about anyone in Afghanistan – least of all the BBC London metropolitan ‘elite’ – who don’t care one bit about black people or Muslims either. If they did, they would be banging the drum about how many blacks are murdered by other blacks or how Muslim’s treat their women (especially when they burn them to death in the street).

        All of it is just an opportunity for them to virtue signal (to confirm their moral superiority to themselves) and use as a weapon against the people they REALLY hate : politically right-of-centre white-males.


    • Fedup2 says:

      The problem the likes of the BBC creat is that once the group think declares’ Trump Bad ‘ then everything becomes distorted to meet the narrative . Obvious truths – the stolen election – the mental state of the glove puppet president – bad decisions – afgee – have to be drafted to meet the false account .

      It takes thought and skill to see it – but once it is recognised it can’t be ‘unseen’ .

      If you push this further – if the msm had been neutral on Trump – if they hadn’t allowed the election to be fixed – then how likely would afgee to happen like it did – but more importantly – would Putin have risked invading Ukraine ?

      Would we be paying the price out of our bank accounts ?


  14. Zephir says:

    The important thing to ask is, what is the end game with ALL of this ?

    There can be little doubt these perverse approaches in co ordinated media is planned and controlled (silence on Biden for example) with a few exceptions, a look at the liberal socialist madness in the US is telling:

    Food shortages, unaffordable fuel and racial discord leading to civil war leading to population decrease and even more mass contol of the population? unwarranted promotion of gays and trans leading to population decrease ?

    Now, no doubt, a co ordinated attempt to take away US citizens ability to defend themselves through gun control.

    Mass control of speech and opinion and free travel ? unaffordable fuel or new electric cars except for the few, contol of opinion through internet search algorythms,

    (try searching for non approved opinions)

    We have shifted into a dystopian timeline these last few years with the bbc as the ringleaders in all of the above.

    The bbc and other media are complicit in creating civil discord through unjustified resentment of racial and other minorities.


  15. Zephir says:

    And co ordinated attacks on any other spheres of influence such as western religious institutions, often from within.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Is there an end game ? Not really sure – maybe it as an attempt to turn the West into a socialist globalist paradise – no nations – no unapproved national identities -no unapproved religions – no freedom – no orthodoxy – then there are signs that they are succeeding .

      The ‘they ‘ are a hotch potch ranging from Soros down to eco loons

      The meaning of ‘unapproved ‘ is problematic . But perhaps the likes of Scotland is an example . Scottish patriotism is championed because it is linked to the intention to have a socialist state – English patriotism is an evil which must be despised – rubbished – minimised – prevented … and smack of anti coloured white supremacy .

      I’m obviously only writing of our bit of the West – I wouldn’t dare start with America . But at least america has a profitable private economy and exports a lot – the UK on the otherhand is rapidly becoming a country which doesn’t make stuff and doesn’t export – with a lot of employment now done by the State .
      I don’t know how this tide can be stopped – our when current circumstances will change – but any change will be hard and painful and maybe unforseeable.


  16. Fedup2 says:

    Today Watch

    The BBC is in a happy place – mass slaughter of children in America …. 7910 km from London . ( thanks Alexa ) … it can go through the usual rituals ….

    …. But violent crime in America is up up up . Hundreds die at weekends – yet these don’t seem to get attention – it takes a single evil act to get the BBC going .

    If I was an American today I d be adding more weapons and ammo to my collection because you never know when Obama /Biden will try to take my right to bare arms away . And I surely wouldn’t expect the state to protect me …


  17. Guest Who says:

    Meedjah. Neither rare nor well done.

    It’s not who you know… it’s who you invite on.


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Is that the same Ali Campbell of ‘sexing up’ the weapons of mass destruction dossier fame? Sounds a tiny bit hypocritical to me.

      Incidentally, how long did he serve for lying and breaking the law in that case?


      • Fedup2 says:

        Maybe his depression affects his memory – but his conscience isn’t affected … sleeping well ? Or haunted by those deaths you help cause …?


  18. andyjsnape says:

    Partygate and the bBC still banging on about it!

    Partygate: No 10 braced for Sue Gray’s report into lockdown parties, “reports” the bbc

    BRACED, bbc get a life


  19. Guest Who says:


    I wonder if they got Nish to play Brando’s squeeze?


    • Guest Who says:

      Part time knows her audience.

      The audience knows it can rely on the bbc.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest Who

      Thanks – the missing ingredient is the disgruntled civil servant – to add to the vengeful Cummings. This episode does show the power of group think / the bubble – though .

      Young bright ambitious things with a high status job in number 10 – only following their orders when told to breach the law by their superiors and to have a ‘drink up ‘-
      Now seeking to anonymously ( cowards ) to avoid personal responsibility . Honour and integrity gets ditched when it’s the case of personal frustrated ambition and bitterness as they find themselves outside number 10 and now in the DVLA with a penalty notice on their record ….
      So how will the Gray Report pan out ? Elsewhere here a learned colleague posted thar he thinks Durham constabulary will announce no action over the Starmer Party – perhaps that will happen as I write . I agree .

      It will leave Starmer and Growler and the rest of the scum lining up to wave the report in the faces of the Conservatives demanding this and demanding that ….

      .. they’ll just be joined – again – by hateful remainer Tory traitors singing the same song – conducted by and egged on by the BBC and Sky and the rest ….

      And finally – the relatives of people who died on days when number 10 were having drink ups …


  20. Guest Who says:

    And… they are off!



    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Last time I went swimming, admittedly a few years ago now, I don’t recall any barriers with signs saying ‘No blacks, no Asians’… must have missed those, they sound really racist, so I’m glad something is being done about them.


      • Doublethinker says:

        Very often though in public pools there are signs for the toilets which may explain why so few BAMES make it to the pool.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Cut afro hair to increase speed?


      • BRISSLES says:

        There is also a ‘charity’ whose aim is to laughingly make the countryside more ‘accessible’ to BAMEs.

        Now I live in a rural area, and I’ve yet to see barricades or wire fences erected around our parks and country walks to keep out other cultures. So I’m wondering what ‘accessible’ means to this Charity.

        No, if BAMEs were of a mind to come out into our great outdoors they would do it, but they don’t ! they’d rather shuffle around town and city centres or play rap music at home. In brilliant weather there are dozens of families walking dogs, having picnics, playing on the swings etc. All white. It speaks volumes.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I was musing on what the’ cost of living crisis ‘ will mean to Charities . I’m guessing an overal reduction in contributions with particular ‘froth ‘ charities being hardest hit – sounds like the one you describe is one of them – however I worry thar taxpayers’ cash lands up with potentially fraudeldnt charities from either local or central government …..


        • Wild Bill says:

          There has already been at least two groups formed to get black people out fell walking, no one has ever stopped them going out walking, I go walking the mountains mostly on my own, they are plenty of guidebooks and equipment shops, whats the problem?


          • Fedup2 says:

            Wild – maybe it’s the horizontal rain , lack of mobile signal , absence of street lighting , bogs , the need to read maps – as I write I think I need to buy a Landy again ….


          • Doublethinker says:

            But don’t you think that the amount of litter disfiguring the countryside has increased markedly in recent years?


  21. JohnC says:

    Texas shooting: 19 children among dead in primary school attack

    Now we have Biden and the BBC blaming this latest massacre on gun control. The last one was blamed on hate. He got 17 seconds in before he fluffed reading from the autocue. Then fluffed it again at 27 seconds. Then I turned it off. There’s your real story BBC.

    The race-based hypocrisy and double standards are just off the scale.


    • Guest Who says:

      With Ms. Occasionally-Coherent weighing in as only she can, the race aspect was unlikely to fly this time.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Gotta be a Far Right link by now – as opposed to a sad 18 year old who should have just ‘offed ‘ using a 50c 223 round himself


  22. Guest Who says:

    Mixed messaging?

    BBC News

    “We are in an obesity epidemic in India and globally, and I fear it could soon become a pandemic if we don’t address it soon”

    Too many food banks?


  23. Zephir says:

    Biden speaks for the nation (?)

    “‘As a nation, we have to ask, when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When in God’s name will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done,’ he said.”



    • MarkyMark says:

      “we all know in our gut needs to be done”

      Speaking for everyone …

      The Second Amendment was based partially on the right to keep and bear arms in English common law and was influenced by the English Bill of Rights of 1689. Sir William Blackstone described this right as an auxiliary right, supporting the natural rights of self-defense and resistance to oppression, and the civic duty to act in concert in defense of the state.


    • Beltane says:

      Noraid was different. Evidently.


  24. Zephir says:

    Always a sleb to weigh in when required also:

    ‘There simply has to be change! HAS TO BE!!’ LeBron James leads celebrity anger as 18 elementary school children and a teacher are shot dead in Texas by gunman, 18″

    Stunning silence, as in the UK, on other killings at record levels, wrong coloured perps no doubt.

    Even last year this alarming statistic got none of the usual “righteous indignation” from the lib socialist gobshites:

    US records largest annual increase in murders in six decades

    Sep 2021: “US National murder rate rises nearly 30%, with figure increasing across all regions and from small towns to cities”

    “Black Americans, who make up about 14% of the population, represented more than half of the 2020 victims whose race was known. ”



  25. Zephir says:

    “What the Media Doesn’t Want You To Know About 2020’s Record Murder Spike

    The reason for 2020’s extra deaths, as Bader said, was that, “incarceration rates fell, police manpower shrank, and anti-police protests spread across the nation.”

    The New York Times wrote about the FBI report last week after its eagle-eyed crime writer Jeff Asher noticed that the FBI had posted the information online briefly before being taken down. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report, where the information was contained, was published on Monday, Sept. 27. The Atlantic and other publications followed the Times’ lead.

    Except that the Times and the others didn’t see fit to include in their reports the words Black Lives Matter or the organization’s main battle cry of “Defund the Police.” Their articles instead hypothesized that the extra deaths were due to “various pandemic stresses”—in the words of the Times, which also included for good measure, “increased firearm carrying.”

    The pandemic explanation doesn’t hold water, however, and we are likely to continue to see extra deaths—again, most of them black—unless we openly discuss the facts about the deaths and BLM (and also Antifa, which is very violent, but seems to lack BLM’s organizational muscle).

    That the violence BLM’s mayhem leaves in its wake leads to horrendous spikes in murder is not new. According to research conducted by Travis Campbell, at the University of Massachusetts, and reported earlier this year by Vox, there were between 1,000 and 6,000 extra murders between 2014 and 2019 in areas of the country where BLM had protested. That is called “the Ferguson effect.”

    That means that extra deaths as a result of BLM turbulence could now very well be in five figures, and that does not take 2021’s murders into account.

    And it was very much BLM’s mayhem, with an assist from Antifa. The turbulence of 2020 did not happen spontaneously, as the media likes to pretend. The Black Lives Matter organizations, founded and led by Marxists who were recruited and trained by older communists to dismantle American society, organized the protests that sometimes turned into riots.

    As I explain in “BLM, the Making of a New Marxist Revolution,” published this month, “That BLM was deeply involved in driving people to the protests and riots after Floyd’s death can be seen in BLM’s own 2020 Impact Report, released in March 2021.”



    • Fedup2 says:

      The FBI UCR data has always been the bread and butter of people studying crime – as I did during my university days . The thought that even that data could be corrupted – suppressed – in the name of political incorrectness is very worrying – homicide numbers being the hardest to fiddle because of the problem of having a dead body involved ,.,,

      If the number of killings is linked to economic stress the numbers for the foreseeable future are only going one way – if domestic killings – which I recall make up 25% heading way up..


    • MarkyMark says:

      BLM is just an idea (c) Biden


  26. andyjsnape says:

    I found something on the bbc website re cost of living, and thought this was worth a read

    Cost of living: Government plan to help households could come within days

    But even this has to mention “partygate”!


  27. AsISeeIt says:

    One has to hand it to the Daily Mirror toady, they have just about the most apposite headline concerning Partygate: ‘Why did PM deny it? We knew parties broke the rules.‘ – well, quite.

    That’s what politicians do. They deny everything. The classic five stages of political grief go something like this: denial (obviously); anger (with the media… impotent anger where Tories are concerned – because they love the BBC); equivalence (finding Keir Starmer did the same thing); depression (ie pointing out the cost of living is a far more important and worse issue); war (point to a conflict somewhere at the backend of nowhere and tell us it’s the most important issue in the world so as to distract the public)

    None among us can claim complete innocence these days: ‘Bad goldfish. Is your lockdown pet an environmental menace? ‘ – demands the Guardian. Clearly we are all of us steaped in CO2 original sin.

    Shusssshhh, don’t mention we’re losing the war: ‘Donbas situation is extremely difficult – Zelensky‘ (BBC)

    We’ve already lost the diplomatic battle: ‘Orbán rules out talks on Russian oil ban. The Hungarian premier said he cannot back the bloc’s landmark sanction package…‘ (FT); ‘Chinese and Russian bombers flew over the Sea of Japan in a joint exercise… A US official said the exercise showed China was still co-operating militarily with Russia…‘ (FT)

    Is Chelsea lost in the weeds?‘ asks the Telegraph. No, this is not about association football…: ‘Chelsea’s war chest. Boehly to give Tuchel £200m for transfers‘ – there’s no cost of living crisis evident thereabouts… this is the Chelsea Flower Show, don’t you know: ‘A garden can’t just be a garden at the climate-friendly flower show‘ – complains the Telegraph. As any gardener could tell you, one needs to eliminate harmful bugs and root them out before they spoil the entire crop.

    Our elites casually toyed with this invasive Green nonesense and now it’s taken root everywhere: ‘Bank told to focus on economy, not climate‘ (Telegraph)

    The BBC looks on the bright side here – exciting themselves with a bit of political tractor porn – oooh-ah: ‘Traditionally British farmers have been a solid support base for the Conservatives, but as they struggle with rising costs and policy changes, the mood is shifting in a way that could benefit the Liberal Democrats and shape the next general election.


  28. Fedup2 says:

    Andy – thanks – not much by way of detail – I wonder it dropping income tax – or moving the thresholds might put money in pockets ? And what the cost of this would be …?


  29. Foscari says:

    The BBC got the right box ticker in this morning to talk
    about how to organize a Jubilee party. She doesn’t like
    red, white and blue bunting. Join the club dear. Your were
    on the right programme to tell us that. It’s just a shame
    that the munchkin women wasn’t presenting this morning,
    to nod sarcastically in agreement.
    The BBC enemy of the state national broadcaster.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Local councils are urging communities organising Jubilee street parties to replace red, white and blue bunting with yellow and blue bunting, to show their support for Ukraine. A spokesperson told the BBC: “Red, white and blue are the colours of the Russian flag. It is important to send a message to Vladimir Putin that the ordinary people of Britain are opposed to his brutal attack on Ukraine, and that they fully support the desire of American arms manufacturers and international energy and commodity suppliers to make lots of money out of this tragedy.”


      • Foscari says:

        Ian-The red , white and blue bunting is of course the Union Jack. Which is an anathema
        to the BBC. As it would be to any anarchist
        Marxist organization .


      • Fedup2 says:

        No no no – let’s all put up the flag of that fraudulent American coloured ‘pressure group ‘ to show ‘solidarity ‘ …. Horrible when a band wagon get s started and proportionality goes out of the window – but that’s kidult group think for you ….

        … do I get the impression Ukraine is running out of soldiers …. ?
        I think the Russians can stand the losses more – they have a track record after all -….


      • EricW says:

        Funny how they always manage to find some excuse to downplay English or British patriotism. Ukraine seems to be another lame excuse – I’m sure Putin won’t be encouraged if street parties in this country have red, white and blue.


  30. taffman says:

    “Which countries are doing the most to tackle energy bills?”

    Spot the classic image of a Water Cooling Tower emitting steam.
    Also, the footnote …………
    “Note: the Inflation in Europe graph small print, “Countries measure inflation differently, so rates may not be directly comparable ” – why include it then ?


  31. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – Oh dear, that’s not a very good start, is it?

    The BBC’s brand new Political Editor, Chris Mason, the paint isn’t even dry yet, demonstrates a measure of illiteracy with this “Where are government heads at over cost of living?” but maybe it was written for him by a young BBC intern? All suggestions welcomed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61568427


    • Eddy Booth says:

      This one had had me thinking:

      Ros Atkins on… Russia’s food war
      “The West has accused the Russian military of holding food supplies for millions around the world hostage.”

      Thought it was only people that could be held hostage??


  32. MarkyMark says:

    “It’s a mistake to think that the best way to deal with something is to not talk about it.” Comedian Steve Coogan chats to Nihal about his upcoming portrayal of Jimmy Savile in BBC drama The Reckoning, his comedy career, cancel culture and his new tour ‘Stratagem’.



  33. Flotsam says:

    So Sue Gray’s report is about to be revealed. What is a mystery to me is how anyone could think it will be in any way independant. Sue Gray is a Civil Servant and has worked with most of the people involved. Lordi knows what prejudices and personal baggage will bias her conclusions. Perhaps a Judge should have been appointed for the task but even Judges can have their own agenda


      • Fedup2 says:

        The question then arises – who advised Nut Nut to appoint Gray if she is tainted by affiliation to the Labour Party – or indeed – using the services of members of the Labour Party ….

        …. I think one of nut nuts ‘ biggest weaknesses is that he no longer has a ‘Cummings ‘ with a big brain – to do the donkey work for him and keep him from making simply dumb decisions – me think the air head he is currently married too carries a lot of the blame – particularly the green crap ….

        How is building gas stocks and nuclear power stations going ? Have we started fracking yet ? Or maybe nut nut has had enough of the gig ….?


        • Thoughtful says:

          Alas he appears to view the position of PM as an inconvenience between the parties he wants to attend.


  34. MarkyMark says:

    Soros Says Civilization May Not Survive Russia’s Invasion


    • Fedup2 says:

      Isn’t it great – he looks so old ?

      And on his definition we do not live in an ‘open society ‘…..


    • Thoughtful says:

      Civilisation has not survived where ever Soros’s politics have been followed so what’s the difference?


    • Up2snuff says:

      MM, Mr Soros looks like he may not survive (to the end of) the Russia v. Ukraine war. How old is he?


  35. MarkyMark says:

    Billie Eilish: Living with Tourette’s is ‘very exhausting’

    “If you film me for long enough, you’re going to see lots of tics,” she said.

    Over 300,000 children and adults are living with TS in the UK, according to Tourette’s Action.

    TS is a condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics.


  36. Thoughtful says:

    America 21 people are killed by a crazed BAME gunman there are calls to ban guns

    Britain 22 innocents are murdered by a Islamic Jihadi where are the calls to ban Islam?

    If you allow guns then there are inevitably going to be occasional atrocities, the same thing happens with Islam, one is acceptable risk for the left yet the other isn’t.

    This is of course hypocrisy, yet there is as always a deeper reason. The Left want revolution, you saw that with the Chaz in Portland Oregon, they know if they allow people to bear arms they will not be able to subdue them and impose their horrible tyranny. That is what this is really about.


  37. digg says:

    So, Partygate has morphed into winegate at the BBC. This brilliant balloon-bursting takedown of the totally ridiculous Laura K piece aired last night on the BBC by Lloyd Evans in the Spectator had me laughing out loud.


    The BBC are simply digging their own grave by giving so much air time to these biased petulant idiots attempting to run BBC show trials.

    It does make you seriously wonder about the intellect of LK and the BBC. There are words but not for this blog.

    And as for the cowardly anonymous “sources”, lower than a snakes belly cretins being used as cannon fodder by the BBC.

    I really hope all this crap really bites the BBC in the arse.


  38. andyjsnape says:

    bBC makes a mistake
    BBC apologises after ‘Manchester United are rubbish’ appears on screen


  39. Zelazek says:

    In all the debate raging now about gun control in the USA, I think my position is – the status quo.

    The country was a frontier society for a long time. It retains a self-reliant frontier mindset – and being armed is a big part of that.

    It is also generally a violent society. Some societies are like that. They are just more violent than others. It might be for historical or cultural reasons. Or violence might just be a characteristic of their particular populations. Lefties don’t understand that. In violent societies, citizens feel safer if they are armed. It varies from state to state of course in America. Some states, usually rural, predominantly white states, have very little crime. They often don’t have much gun ownership or the death penalty either. Lefties sometimes claim that low gun ownership and the absence of capital punishment in these states produce the low crime rate. Oh, dear, no! It is the other way around. As is usual with leftie thinking.

    Terrible as this tragedy is, I trust Americans to know what is best for their own communities regarding gun control.


    • StewGreen says:

      Should the BBC be forcing local American political issues down our throats ?
      Gun control in America is not my decision
      There are a lot more early deaths in the rest of the world, Africa, India, Russia etc.


      • digg says:

        To the BBC there is a direct enemy link between redneck Americans with guns and our nations detested white UK males who are not raging lefties. Think an American with a gun and think Boris.

        The BBC is a one way street.


  40. StewGreen says:

    Woman’s Hour Tweets reflect the prog’s output

    #1 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
    From the Nazanin garden to a 24 hour fasting relay, we speak to
    @linda_grove and Freya Papworth about their campaigning work
    We speak to Roxanne Tahbaz, the eldest daughter of British-US national Morad Tahbaz, who is still imprisoned in Iran, and their family’s campaign @FreeMorad1

    Interesting bit “The official advice was always not to make a fuss and let the diplomats do the background work
    Richard totally went against that”
    .. So is it possible that all the publicity PROLONGED the detention
    cos the noisy campaign was useful to the Iranian government”

    Another bit “It’s all about MEN having power over women”
    is it ?
    Maybe in Iran, but in the UK part of the time Theresa May was the Prime Minister

    Also ‘Greta Thunberg is a great hero’

    #2 #BlondManBad
    “With Sue Gray’s eagerly anticipated report into #Partygate due out shortly, we speak to @carolineslocock”

    .. What a surprise the BBC found someone one to shout ‘Boris he’s a liar, the worst PM ever” etc.

    #3 Black actor Amara Okereke has been called ‘the new face of British theatre’. new role Eliza Doolittle
    .. https://twitter.com/BBCWomansHour/status/1529397127067054080

    #4 Black Mother whose dead daughters were photo’d by police for a laugh
    .. https://twitter.com/BBCWomansHour/status/1529399962286661632
    Promotes the forthcoming is Stacey Dooley doco


  41. digg says:

    The BBC are slowly creeping to admit what is really happening in Ukraine. After weeks of crowing about the overwhelming damage to the Russian troops by Ukrainian’s military the facts are slowly emerging.


    I suspected all along that Russia had no intention of storm-trooping Ukraine. Even the withdrawal by Russia from the North was the result of a successful Russian diversion to reduce the number of Ukrainian fighters in the Donbas Southern region to make the invasion there easier and which the Russians needed for a strong foothold and base to launch the real offensive.

    This has resulted in Russia being able to offload supplies with ease and blocked Ukraine from sea-borne shipments out of and into Ukraine. In military terms a very wise decision by the Russians.

    The BBC have tried to portray Putin as a bumbling maniac and sick idiot who is sacrificing Russian troops in a vainglorious calamity to superior Ukrainian fighters but it now looks more like he is simply playing a slow and steady game which can only result in the eventual complete fall of Ukraine to Russia.

    These false assumptions spread as fact only serve to increase the Ukrainian death toll in the long run.

    What is needed now is negotiation, something that Zelensky appears not to want to happen for some reason of his own, maybe because it might result in his demise?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I can’t see negotiation – if putin sniffs success why negotiate – unless there are internal pressures. He might as well go for the whole of the country as he is on the naughty step until he dies …
      And chucking loads of kit at Ukraine when there are diminishing numbers of military to use them is also not good news .
      I don’t know what the 40 billion dollars the US voted through is for – after hunter biden has his taste – but it might be too late ….
      Ukraine should take the war to Russia if it can …. Even if using ‘asymmetrical ‘ warfare – now back to my armchair …


  42. StewGreen says:

    BBC More or Less : Did they do an item addressing the WHO report into Covid excess deaths in different countries
    cos #1 They really care about TRUE impact of Covid and policies ?

    OR #2 They wanted to a *gotcha against Matt Hancock*, cos Hancock had tweeted the report with glee,
    cos it initially said that the UK ended up with less deaths than comparable countries INCLUDING Germany
    but now the WHO have recalculated Germany to have lower excess deaths ??

    Bottomline all 3 sides are doing playground stuff
    cos counting RAW DEATHS does not show the true impact.

    #1 You have to consider how long Covid victims would have lived anyway
    ie count Quality Adjusted Life Years Lost QALYs

    #2 Count up all the QALYs lost for people who got sick, but then recovered

    Then balance that against #3 QALYs lost across the entire population due to Covid policies lock down
    ie people couldn’t see their grand kids etc.
    A relatively small number of people died from vaccines … but they lost a lot more life years each than 92 year olds who died of COVID


  43. StewGreen says:

    Medialand about to rush into banging on about Sue Gray report
    … yawn

    BTW Durham Police report is still to come


  44. Fedup2 says:

    60 page report

    Conclusions below

    i. Against the backdrop of the pandemic, when the Government was asking citizens to accept far-reaching restrictions on their lives, some of the behaviour surrounding these gatherings is difficult to justify.
    ii. At least some of the gatherings in question represent a serious failure to observe not just the high standards expected of those working at the heart of Government but also of the standards expected of the entire British population at the time.
    iii. At times it seems there was too little thought given to what was happening across the country in considering the appropriateness of some of these gatherings, the risks they presented to public health and how they might appear to the public. There were failures of leadership and judgment by different parts of No 10 and the Cabinet Office at different times. Some of the events should not have been allowed to take place. Other events should not have been allowed to develop as they did.
    iv. The excessive consumption of alcohol is not appropriate in a professional workplace at any time. Steps must be taken to ensure that every Government Department has a clear and robust policy in place covering the consumption of alcohol in the workplace.
    v. The use of the garden at No 10 Downing Street should be primarily for the Prime Minister and the private residents of No 10 and No 11 Downing Street. During the pandemic it was often used as an extension of the workplace as a more covid secure means of holding group meetings in a ventilated space. This was a sensible measure that staff appreciated, but the garden was also used for gatherings without clear authorisation or oversight. This was not appropriate. Any official access to the space, including for meetings, should be by invitation only and in a controlled environment.
    Some staff wanted to raise concerns about behaviours they witnessed at work but at times felt unable to do so. No member of staff should feel unable to report or challenge poor conduct where they witness it. There should be easier ways

    for staff to raise such concerns informally, outside of the line management
    vii. The number of staff working in No 10 Downing Street has steadily increased in recent years. In terms of size, scale and range of responsibility it is now more akin to a small Government Department than purely a dedicated Prime Minister’s office. The structures that support the smooth operation of Downing Street, however, have not evolved sufficiently to meet the demands of this expansion. The leadership structures are fragmented and complicated and this has sometimes led to the blurring of lines of accountability. Too much responsibility and expectation is placed on the senior official whose principal function is the direct support of the Prime Minister. This should be addressed as a matter of priority.
    24.The gatherings within the scope of this investigation are spread over a 20-month period – a period that has been unique in recent times in terms of the complexity and breadth of the demands on public servants and indeed the general public. The whole of the country rose to the challenge. Ministers, special advisers and the Civil Service, of which I am proud to be a part, were a key and dedicated part of that national effort. However, as I have noted, a number of these gatherings should not have been allowed to take place or to develop in the way that they did. There is significant learning to be drawn from these events which must be addressed immediately across Government. …ENDS

    My initial view – time of publication has done nut nut no favours and is ‘vindictive ‘ and aimed at causing maximum damage .

    Whether there were ‘parties ‘ or they we ‘gatherings ‘ is still arguable – but they were in a working environment and so it not a straight forward breach

    There is also plenty of mention of taking covid precautions ..will re read later – but those who are enemies of the PM will get their flesh out of it and others will do otherwise .

    I reckon a staffer will sell their story to the papers and deliver Cummings style poison …


    • dafydd says:


      I dont think its that bad for the PM..

      The fact that Starmer has left it well alone during PMQ’s suggest its mostly already in the public domain and nothing new to hit home with…Plus the fact he’s also under investigation..

      General concensous of opinion over media suggest its not the fatal blow many anticipated..


      • StewGreen says:

        Boris said ‘It is part of good management to thank staff
        so when people were on their last day of the job we couldn’t simply let them walk out without showing any appreciation
        i came into the room and raised a glass to them, then left”
        So the police accepted that Boris did that and wasn’t at a prolonged big gathering so didn’t fine him.
        After Boris left the department and maybe outsiders continued drinking
        The department managers who allowed the thankyou drinks to continue for more time were breaking the Covid rules

        So Boris of the Blue Islington Socialist party is a lefty softy who prioritised thanking staff on their last days over rigorous Covid rule obeyance.


  45. StewGreen says:

    Hull Council cleared the roads for buses by creating bus lanes and pushing drivers into one lane.
    Are the buses any better now ?
    No, they are short of drivers so you have to wait a long time for a bus.


  46. StewGreen says:

    BTW Radio Lincolnshire has gone back into to daily free ticket giveaways ..for local attractions and concerts.

    10 years back the BBC stopped all viewer competitions co producers couldn’t help cheating


  47. MarkyMark says:

    A recent government report warned that labour shortages “caused by Brexit and accentuated by the pandemic” were badly affecting our food and farming sector, with fruit suppliers often forced to leave produce rotting in the fields.

    One fruit farm in Suffolk is already feeling the pinch. With strawberries ripe and ready, why are there not enough people to pick them?



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



    • StewGreen says:

      “We have 11 pickers now but we’d like to get 15 or 16.”
      flippin heck that’s a big garden, not a farm

      When I was a child we used to get 50p for picking a tray
      and that took you half a shift.
      There were 100+ workers
      Almost all women who brought their kids along
      They’d sign off the dole pick for a few weeks then sign back on
      But then the Labour Exchange banned the women from signing off and on like that, so farms resorted to gangmasters, and eventually gang masters cut costs by bringing in illegals.

      Potato picking is now done by machine, cabbage picking can be done by machine, strawberry picking machines will come eventually.


      • StewGreen says:

        Oh and if you have a field of strawberries and not enough pickers
        You simply put up “PYO Pick Your Own strawberries”
        Maybe some farm will be open for PYO from the end of next week
        I don’t see any around my region though


      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        I agree Stew, a proper field of strawberries requires dozens and dozens of pickers, this isn’t a farm, it’s a smallholding (at best), and yes, mechanisation of farming is well under way, we’re a decade behind most advanced countries for various reasons… mostly, I suspect, cheap (too cheap… subsidised!) foreign labour.


  48. digg says:

    The BBC revealing their electioneering hand on lunchtime news, they shipped a reporter to Bolsover, a once red Labour stronghold that fell to the Tories in the election during the collapse of the red wall.

    Running a vox pop over winegate.

    Desperately leading questions over general Tory behaviour even though it was pretty much a civil service fiasco.

    The are simply brazenly and completely electioneering for Labour, whatever has Surkeer promised them?

    They don’t seem to have considered that much of Joe public can see right through it.

    Then The RMT, if they think they will have a supportive public for their totally political strike threat which is no doubt being coordinated in conjunction with Labour they are in for a rude awakening as people are already under huge financial stress so are likely to be very, very antagonistic.

    I have never in my quite long life witnessed a national strike that did Labour any good whatsoever.

    Hence both of these will actually negatively affect Labours ambitions.


  49. StewGreen says:

    10am BBC *local* news
    “Salavador Ramos has killed 18 in Texas
    Here’s a clip of St Biden, who has lost 2 children previously”

    #2 “Sue Gray report is coming… ”

    #3 Rail strikes coming

    #4 “Today marks two years since St George Floyd’s BRUTAL death, sparking outrage and pledges for change
    this comes in the same week that a new org is launched
    here’s Karen Blackett from the Black Equity Org”
    (ie this is PRasNews for BEO)

    A number of advertising agencies are promoting this org
    .. https://twitter.com/WPP/status/1529042590598832131
    ah Blackett is a WPP advertising director “WPP U.K. Country Manager” “Chancellor Uni of Portsmouth”
    .. So she is very deprived ..NOT

    #5 “It’s British Tomato fortnight, so we are promoting local biz”


    • StewGreen says:

      1pm news similar

      #5 A strike at a local private school is off
      The school had pulled out of the government backed teacher pension scheme.

      Why only 4 minutes for the 1 pm news ?