Midweek 8 June 2022

A rarity on the 7th – a conservative MP on live TV challenging a BBC reporter about the campaign the BBC has been running to oust the democratically elected Prime Minister of the UK . The BBC will put him on the target list too . Unbiased Right ?

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  1. StewGreen says:

    Some practical info for dealing wit the NHS
    Yesterday we had to help a pensioner out
    #1 Although people complain they can’t get doctors appointments
    I find the GP’s email is working quite well
    I sent an email 9am and got a reply at 11am
    Now that didn’t answer my question , it just asked for the patients full name ..strange cos I already given her address and the name was already in the email chain
    Unfortunately there was no email reply that day
    but the doctor did phone me this morning first thing.

    #2 We did find that driving a bedridden patient to A & E was more efficient than using an ambulance. Someone had called an ambulance but the service made it clear they couldn’t give wait times and weren’t interested in talking unless we’d been waiting at least 6 hours. They also were non committal about recommending bringing in the patient ourselves .. just saying it was a possibility if it was safe.
    As it was we put the patient in a van and got there in 15 mins and she waited 45 mins in a not super busy department . Then we left there was a queue of ambulances waiting to come in. So it seems in this case we got her treatment 5 hours earlier than using an ambulance.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew – sounds like a job well done . After PMQs the health sec introduced a report about NHS leadership – I was thinking of having a read but can’t be asked

      Anyway – I put what he said through a translater and I said – get even better at ‘covering failures ‘ be better at avoiding blame – don’t get caught defrauding the taxpayer – and of course – any failure ultimately rest in number 10 ….

      Meanwhile nurses leave the NHS – but I’d put my money on them becoming ‘private ‘ staff bought in – paid more to do less – to cover the. Shortage of NHS nurses….or actually – do both jobs …£ …

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Well done, Stew. Am guessing but I think NHS is deliberately working against HMG in order to get der Starmer in to No.10 Downing Street. Think that has been the case since December 2019, aided and abetted by unthinking Conservative voters plus Chinese viruses.

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    • Sluff says:

      Steady on Stew.
      Such negativity about our world class GP and Ambulance service.
      Don’t you know that’s our ‘NHS Heroes’ you’re talking about.

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  2. micknotmike says:

    Morning news today, the bbc have found another Nazarari munchengladback. Apparently an archeologist, visiting a site in Iraq, (Could be Iran), filled his pockets with trinkets lying around, thought it was ok as he’d not been advised not to (Absolutely true), got arrested and jailed. This morning, for an interminable length of time, we had his son-in-law and daughter saying that it’s not fair and is all the UK governments’ fault. I could not give a toss. There are more important things than this and I pray to the higher power of my choice that the bbc don’t intend to serve up this horseshit every time they have a slow day.

    On a lighter note, I received an email from a colleague which had her name, followed by she/her. I asked about this and was proudly told that these were “personal pronouns.” I told her that I admired her courage. She beamed and obviously expected more woke praise. I explained that our office is populated by a significant population who consider that it is acceptable to hang homosexuals from cranes. They might be having a quiet word. I’ll be interested to see how long the additions stay up for. I will deny the conversation ever took place, of course. I told her that too.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Mick – will she play the tape ?

      PM fails to free pensioner captive in Iran

      I’m sure that Iranian spy woman will be on the case and they’ll be touring the studios like a cut price ginger and the yank actress …

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  3. micknotmike says:

    I’d forgotten about those two, so I guess it could have been worse. It was a face-to-face, so I should probably have put a Peter Lorre voice to it if she was taping. Sure as heck isn’t in writing.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I worked in an office where certain people would run off to write them selves an email of their version of a meeting without coffee to build the wrongful dismissal claim .

      No banter . No jokes . Everyone watching every one else … everyone clock watching … it wasn’t number 10…

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  4. Jeff says:

    So, yesterday the RoPers closed down a British cinema and today there’s been (yet another) case of careless driving in Berlin.

    It’s only a couple of hundred yards from where Christmas market carnage happened a few years ago.

    “Lone wolf”…”Drugs problems”…”Islam is a religion of peace”…”Let’s not rush to any conclusions”…

    In the meantime the BBC and most of the equally cowardly MSM will bring us, mainly contrived, stories of far right nationalists threatening our country.

    Will they also recall who brought these people into Germany?

    Old mother Merkel must be really pleased with herself…

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    • Peter Grimes says:

      ‘…Will they also recall who brought these people into Germany?

      Old mother Merkel must be really pleased with herself…’

      And her old FSB mate Vlad the Impaler of babies, children, young girls and men of any age, is using Sleeper Mutti’s ideas to inspire further hordes to enter Europe.

      Meanwhile Mutti’s craven, fellow-travelling successors in the Reich are doing all they can to fund Vlad and promise, but never deliver, the weaponry Zelensky needs.

      Leaders of Europe, eh?

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    • Sluff says:

      Jeff
      You forgot to mention ‘mental health issues’ and the inevitable ‘a man’.

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  5. Eddy Booth says:

    Putin will be gone in months, says former MI6 spy
    14:46
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-60525350

    ‘Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme, Christopher Steele said that once Western sanctions on Russia – particularly energy measures – began to take full effect, Putin’s days would be “numbered”.’
    😄
    BBC scraping the barrel for credible people to interview.

    ‘Steele, who authored the Trump-Russia dossier, ‘

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  6. Doublethinker says:

    I’ve been listening to a podcast of John Anderson with Prof John Gray, in which the learned philosopher , aged 75 , was saying how much he admired and supported Lady T in the 80’s and how he still thinks that she was right about most things. So far so good .
    Then the conversation moved on and it became apparent that he didn’t support Trump. However, as the conversation moved again on he said he was very worried about China, the rapid spread of critical race theory, the curtailment of free speech, three of Trump’s main issues , all of which he did something about.
    So why doesn’t this guy like Trump? Well he said Trump was a narcissist, self centred , uncouth. This sounds remarkably like Douglas Murray who didn’t support Trump even though he seems to agree with most of Trump’s policies.
    Perhaps this type of philosophical thinking man knows what is wrong with the modern world, knows what needs to be fixed but simply can’t stomach the blood, guts and muck involved when it comes down to the battle nor can they stomach the men of action eg Trump , who have to lead the fight.
    These guys would rather lose the War on the West than actually support those who lead the fight back , let alone get involved in the fighting themselves.
    We need their intellectual power and their ideas , but we can do without their squeamishness when it comes down to the action required to win the culture war.

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  7. StewGreen says:

    R4 Media Show is all an interview with the head of GBnews
    Robin Lustig not giving him the easy ride he gives his mates
    He started by reading out Guardian quotes.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Oh the presenter is actually Ros Atkins
      Robin Lustig BBC for TimesRadio, where he tweets heavily against Boris

      That Guardian quote called GBnews “utterly deadly stuff”.. that’s bonkers.

      Now 4:46 pm Ros had got his list of gotchas out
      “Oh FullFact said something about Steyn” .. Ans FullFact are flawed.

      “You’ve become a centre for Climate Skepticism” ..oh that’s bad that type of opinion should be banned ..NOT

      “Dewberry had a guest that said sea levels are not really rising, that is not factually true” it kinda is.
      Sure sea levels do slowly rise on average as you come out of an Ice Age, however they are not really rising that much as most climate activists make out.
      In many areas it’s hardly noticeable.
      Land they scream that is threatened is often land that was drained by man hundreds of years ago.

      “Enders Analysis say you are under target”
      Ans “we are happy, we are tracking to our business plan and targets”

      The head did mention there is still an advertiser boycott, that causes problem.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        I’ am willing to pay subscription to GB News . It is so good to hear opinions on TV with which you actually agree. It’s literally decades since that was the case on the BBC.

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        • StewGreen says:

          Coincidentally new BBC press release
          “Ros Atkins appointed as Analysis Editor for BBC News
          To further bolster the BBC’s commitment to impartial journalism, Ros Atkins has been appointed as Analysis Editor for BBC News”
          “The On-Air editor role will be crucial in debunking misinformation and seeking the truth through examining data and open-source journalism”
          .. bunking misinformation more like
          https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2022/ros-atkins-analysis-editor-bbc-news/

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          • Guest Who says:

            Tricky one for the bbc.

            ‘Tell it often enough’ has worked for ages, but now trotting out a clearly laughable mantra is daft.

            Simply piling on more staff just makes the joke more expensive.

            Really the role should be assigned to a brown lady, but they have been stuffing up more than usual. And the remaining blondes are too thick to risk.

            Clive of Kviv is still trying to raise the siege of Sebastopol or something flakky, so he’s out, hence sweetie Ros.

            Dimples… blazer. Will do.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          DoubleThinker…… Have to agree.

          Its a great channel for the hard of hearing too. With the exception of one or two, a lot of the presenters and painfully unfunny comedians, shout at the camera (I have to switch off Alex Philips). Whether its the studio acoustics, I don’t know, but it is irritating.

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      • StewGreen says:

        5m55s Atkins first gotcha
        “SkyNewsAustralia invited a far right nationalist on to talk about immigration ”

        I checked ..the Guardian is the source : In an article back in 2018 they said
        Blair Cottrell is a far-right extremist with a string of criminal convictions who has previously expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler and claimed to have manipulated women “using violence and terror”. He is also a vocal supporter of the British far-right activist Tommy Robinson.
        Last year Cottrell and two other men were convicted of *inciting contempt and ridicule* of Muslims after they made a video in which they beheaded a dummy with a toy sword outside a city council office.”
        Is there even such a law in the UK ?

        “None of this, however, was made clear to viewers. Instead his interviewer, the former politician Adam Giles, gave Cottrell free rein to call for the reclamation of a “traditional Australian identity” by restricting immigration to people who are “culturally similar” to white Australians”

        BBC called him a man “with a criminal past”
        What cos of that ridicule conviction ? they don’t cite anything else
        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-45079617

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        • StewGreen says:

          oh the stunt was in 2015
          The BBC article does add “He was previously convicted of other offences, including arson and burglary.”
          but omits any context.

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  8. tomo says:

    Bluidy self driving cars are a menace

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  9. Zephir says:

    And yet, bbc, 15 May are quick to point the finger sometimes:

    “Buffalo shooting: Ten dead in racially motivated attack at New York state store

    An 18-year-old white man has shot dead 10 people in a black neighbourhood of New York state in what authorities are calling a racially motivated attack.”

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    • Zephir says:

      17 May bbc:

      “Buffalo shooting: How far-right killers are radicalised online”

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  10. MarkyMark says:

    It’s not surprising that Sue Perkins finds plenty of humour in her family tree, even in the poignant stories of an orphaned grandfather and a great-grandfather interned as an enemy alien during the First World War. But when she delves into the German branch of her family, who were living in eastern Europe through the Second World War, she uncovers a harrowing tale of refugees fleeing back and forth across borders between Nazi and Soviet control. It’s a reminder for Sue that history is full of real people who “always pay the price for the decisions that the big guys make.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0017p9n/who-do-you-think-you-are-series-19-1-sue-perkins
    ………..

    https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/pooserkins?src=hash

    …………

    It is the ideology that an individual’s activities or beliefs should not be considered or judged in isolation but in relation to their culture. This shows that all over the world people have realized that all cultures are essentially equal and none is superior.21 Mar 2019

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    • Framer says:

      What was interesting about that programme was that when she went to Lithuania to hear about her ancestors she discovered they were rich German farmers who were deported to Germany by the Soviets in 1939 and returned with the Nazis in 1941. Tricky for our Sue who had been enraged about her UK ancestor being interned on the Isle of Man or Auschwitz-by-Sea as it was known.

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  11. MarkyMark says:

    Neil Oliver – ‘I look around the world and see a world misled’

    ‘there’s not a single person up on their hind legs, in the world, in a position of leadership that I would take any shred of confidence from….’

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  12. MarkyMark says:

    Sri Lanka needs $5 billion, help from China for essentials

    https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/sri-lanka-will-need-5-bln-next-six-months-essentials-prime-minister-2022-06-07/

    While food inflation of 57% is partly driven by higher global commodity prices, a depreciated currency and low domestic production, it is estimated that yields from the next harvest will be halved by the lack of fertiliser.

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  13. digg says:

    Just take a look at these woke plods….

    https://savebritain.org/woke-uk-police-force-proudly-displays-pride-flag-vows-to-closely-monitor-hate-speech/

    We are doomed Mr Mannering, We are doomed!

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Walking with the “Progress Pride” banner, a British police department reminded the public that they will be “watching” their social media posts for “hate crimes.”

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      • Fedup2 says:

        I wonder if a queer plod authorised wasting taxpayers’ money on that nonsense ….

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      • tomo says:

        and the difference is….?

        clownmobile.jpg

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      • Northern Voter says:

        I feel an old joke coming on.
        What’s the difference between a hedgehog and a police car?
        The police car has the pricks on the inside.

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  14. MarkyMark says:

    he media is awash with stories about the fact that lawyer Christine Lee, who has links with many politicians and has donated almost £600,000 to the office of Labour MP Barry Gardiner, has been revealed as an operative of the Chinese state’s “United Front Work Department”. (The donations to Gardiner became public two years ago; there is no suggestion he has broken any law or rule.)

    The “United Front” organisation exists to strengthen and spread Chinese political influence in other countries.

    Contrary to some claims in the media, Lee seems to be more like a lobbyist than a spy. (Of course China very likely does have actual spies in the UK – just as the UK very likely does in China.)

    Some of the coverage emphasises Lee’s connections to the Labour Party, downplaying her strong connections to Conservative politicians. There is also an attempt to target the left by linking Barry Gardiner to Jeremy Corbyn. This is not totally unjust, since Gardiner was promoted by Corbyn and bizarrely seems to be regarded by many “Corbynites” as a hero. However, he is fundamentally a skilfully opportunistic right-winger, who served loyally as a minister under Tony Blair.

    What issues does the Lee/Gardiner case raise for the labour movement?

    Many Labour politicians – some union leaders too – display a remarkable lack of basic democratic, let alone labour-movement or socialist principles in whom they support and ally with. Gardiner in particular does appear to have generally pursued a pro-Beijing political line – for instance describing state suppression of the democracy movement in Hong Kong as “the escalation of violence between protestors in Hong Kong and ordinary people in Hong Kong” (on the Today programme, December 2019, cited in the New Statesman).

    But he has been far more active supporting the far-right regime of Narendra Modi in India. This has not been mentioned in any of the recent coverage I have seen.

    https://www.workersliberty.org/story/2022-01-18/christine-lee-barry-gardiner-and-labour-movement

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  15. tomo says:

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tomo – footage of the replacement White House press lady – an Obama flavoured one – shows even more nonsense being thrown out – just a series of words a bit like Tourette’s .

      Some journos are saying it’s not worth having White House press briefings because they are just rubbish .

      Speaking of which – Janet yelland has been delivering similar nonsense -which is more serious because she is in charge of the Fed .. not me guv …

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      • tomo says:

        Never mind … Joe’s on Jimmy Kimmel’s comedy show – that’ll compensate for his lackluster press ringperson.

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  16. Foscari says:

    ” Listen up everybody this is a directive from BIG BROTHER.
    We at the BBC had to over expose whitey during the
    Jubilee. From now I want to see as little as possible of
    whities being interviewed in the street or in their cars.
    We will start with the 6PM news this evening on the
    price of petrol. I only want to see ethnic members of
    the public interviewed in their cars. And make sure one
    of them is wearing at least a hijab.”

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  17. Eddy Booth says:

    Aiden Aslin plead guilty, at least to some of the changes?
    Not clear about Sean Pinner.

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  18. tomo says:

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Half the problem; people can’t even make their own sandwiches any more.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Somebody was on the second bottle of red when they came up with that one . And no one further up the chain had the courage to say ‘wtf?’

        Eddy – being of frugal stock I sometimes look at the food porn in M and S or hardcore Harrods to see what rich people spend their expenses on … there’s an M&S near parliament … – I think the staff at number 10 have a discount recurring basket every Friday when the boss has gone to chequers …- no one would notice eh?

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    • Wild Bill says:

      FFS indeed, must have wracked their brains to find something with a ‘G’ in it.

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    Mail carrying disturbing footage of an A and E nurse filmed ‘telling people how it is ‘ in the Harlow hospital waiting area .

    I think it’s excellent that she was telling people there was a 13 hour waiting time with 90 people waiting – at least they are not in the dark like every time I’ve been an A and E and they ignore you like dirt …

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    • Thoughtful says:

      I’m told the one local to me lets you attend, does a quick triage and then sends you home with an appointment time which I suppose is better than sitting there waiting.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Maybe there should be a helpful app showing the waiting times in all A and Es in an area – so if you are bleeding out you can work out survival versus wait time ….

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  20. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news
    “Yorkshire Cricket Club will have to compensate 6 of the 16-strong coaching team that it sacked, after they complained about the club’s failure to stand up to Azeem Rafiq’s one-man mission to bring down the club”

    I wonder if the other 10 will get a claim in too

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  21. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news trying to talk up the price of petrol
    “Oh one place it’s £2 litre
    Tell us what’s the most expensive you’ve seen”

    Why don’t they talk about where they e cheapest is ?

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    • tomo says:

      ‘coz they’re trying to talk up a catastrophe?

      I’ve watched (endured) some regional BBC news while staying in hotels and wondered at the urge to rip the screen off the wall and jump on it.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      There’s a good free app stew …

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  22. tomo says:

    He might be talking about some facets of The BBC….

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  23. Fedup2 says:

    From the BBCwebsite – message – don’t criticise BBC staff

    BEGINS
    An anti-lockdown protester has been sentenced after a BBC journalist was chased and called a traitor near Downing Street.
    Joseph Olswang, 39, was part of a group of people who shouted abuse at Newsnight political editor Nicholas Watt on 14 June 2021.
    Olswang was given a 20-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months.
    Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard he has bipolar disorder and was in the midst of a manic episode at the time.
    ‘Brownshirt Nazi’
    At a previous hearing Olswang, of Richmond-upon-Thames, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause harassment to Mr Watt.
    He was found guilty of the same offence against PC Agnes Matvejeva. He had shouted at the Metropolitan Police officer for 35 minutes and called her a “Brownshirt Nazi” and “evil scum”.ENDS

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      If he’d been outside a cinema protesting blasphemy against the prophet he’d have been fine.

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  24. StewGreen says:

    Local BBC news item “These refugee families living on just £6/day
    .. Douglas fled economic turmoil in Zimbabwe”

    .. Em that is not legal grounds for asylum
    He seems like an economic migrant.

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    • StewGreen says:

      I didn’t see the local BBCnews Hull report this guys court sentencing yesterday

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  25. Fedup2 says:

    Tooled up man arrested outside home of US Supreme Court Judge – Brett Kavanagh … looks like the Democrats want to kill off non approved judges ….
    ‘….. a rapid dissent for the US ….

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    • tomo says:

      erm…….

      let me guess………

      “Known to the FBI”?

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  26. theisland says:

    Accidentally on purpose

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    • Flotsam says:

      I’m inclined to believe the conspiracy theory and suggest using the Irish Tricolour to represent Ulster was intentional. It was a subversive BBC Political statement. Possibly a commentary on Brexit and the NI protocol.

      The BBC are the enemy within, traitors.

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  27. Fedup2 says:

    Excellent news – DT reports that one of the 2 remaining fertiliser plants in blighty is closing permanently . I mean – who needs fertiliser – not a problem – after all – the gas storage closed so we only have 4 days supply – critical infrastructure – whatever ….
    … when such a thing happens – I wonder who – if anyone decides to allow it to happen . I really think things are so shambolic that there is no one clever enough to say – ‘no’ that just can’t happen …
    But we are going governed by a political class – of all types – so thick as of offend us …

    As an example- look at the exchange in the commons between Desmond swain and health sec Sajid Javid and the NHS advertising for a ‘covid pass administrator ‘ when there are no covid passes any more …
    Javid does a Jim hacker – the job advert was pulled 2 hours later … wtf ?

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  28. tomo says:

    Then I see £1.80+++ for unleaded…

    Indian-Oil.jpg

    I’m going to keep some off to one side and start a collection of glass bottles and orphaned socks.

    More at NALOPKT

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “In 2021/22 we are giving £55.3m to India in Foreign Aid. I am a strong supporter of foreign aid and voted against this Government’s reduction of it. However if we sanction Putin’s mates, it’s time to end this donation too. Far worthier causes around,” the British lawmaker said on Twitter.7 Mar 2022

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  29. Wild Bill says:

    Nothing at all on bBBC news at ten about the terrorist attack in Berlin ?

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    • Wild Bill says:

      Just mentioned after 20 minutes yet they said it was unsure if it was done on purpose, he did it twice then tried to run away, witnesses seemed to think he did it on purpose.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      The Germans have uttered the inevitable mental health issues before they even discuss a motive, despite the fact a note has been left explaining why!

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      • Terminal Moraine says:

        Their online headline: “car hits crowd”. This follows the suspected arson at Malmesbury Abbey which they referred to as ”a fire that started in bins”.

        On the BBC version of the massacre of 22 church goers in Nigeria, you discover that ‘gunmen’, ‘armed men’, ‘armed groups’, ‘rising levels of insecurity’ are all key factors but they bend over backwards to avoid anything resembling investigative journalism. And at the bottom of the article: “Read more on the security situation in Nigeria”.

        But why, BBC? Why would people want to read more of your childlike reporting?

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-61697409

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      • taffman says:

        Terminal Moraine
        “But why, BBC? Why would people want to read more of your childlike reporting?”

        Because they take us all for gullible fools .

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        • Terminal Moraine says:

          taffman — yes, but £159/yr buys a lot of comics instead, it’s a far better use of pocket money.

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  30. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news The Enviro Agency put out a press report
    ..and the crazy local enviro reporter is there to do PRasnews

    “Here I am standing at the eroding clay cliffs in Skipsea
    and the Enviro Agency says we will have 1m sea level rise by 2100
    ..scary scary”

    #1 Bet they don’t mean 1m rise from today but rather from 2000
    ‘2 Bet 1m is their high end estimate and 40cm is more likely
    etc. ..and other omissions
    See .. https://twitter.com/HG54/status/1534500238215589888

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    • Flotsam says:

      We should be glad of the post ice age Sea level rise otherwise the illegal immigrants wouldn’t even need boats.

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    • tomo says:

      StewGreen

      I believe you’ll find that the 1m sea level rise that’s part of the EA institutional catechism is based on a UKMO model prediction that’s been widely discredited – not that the EA would volunteer it – which they don’t.

      The EA are playing the same game with their TE2100 plan for the Thames Estuary – which is contrived jobs for their mates running to billions… They’ve withheld the technical basis for their plans for nearly a decade…. NOT to be trusted.

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  31. tomo says:

    Sort-of pleased to see some folk commenting on something that’s been nagging me for the last few weeks…

    Oil price today is $119 a barrel & petrol is £2/litre. In June 2008 it was $133 a barrel & petrol was £1.19/litre.

    What’s going on??

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    • taffman says:

      The Green Blob at work , ie raising taxes by the ‘back door’ to cover the costs of the mess that they made during COVID and then trying a futile attempt to cut CO2, or as they used to call it “Global Warming.”
      Meantime, the rest of the world eg China, India, The US of A , Brazil etc don’t give two f”’s about the theory.

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    • JohnC says:

      The price of petrol goes up until the people start to get upset then it drops a little bit and stays there.

      The government get lots of revenue – and justify it to themselves that it will force people to go electric. They’ll try to deal with all the problems THAT causes later.

      This is one way how the people get f*cked by ‘Net Zero’.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tomo – I think Farage was on about this . There is a disconnect between the price per barrel versus the after refining cost . It seems the green crap has led to less domestic refining so we are importing it – from Russia and others adding to forecourt costs ….
      …if a Tory MP turned up who said he/she was going to suspend the green crap – or end it – they’d get a lot of votes.

      Nut nut gets no points for the green crap apart from with his wife … meanwhile voters are suffering badly . I can’t see why tories can’t see it …

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  32. taffman says:

    The Green Blob at work , ie raising taxes by the ‘back door’ to cover the costs of the mess that they made during COVID and then trying a futile attempt to cut CO2 at the same , or as they used to call it “Global Warming.”
    While the rest of the world China, India, The US of A , Brazil etc don’t give two f”’s about the theory.

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  33. Terminal Moraine says:

    Please ignore post above, the cause of the Nigeria church massacre has been identified by the Irish president as…. climate change.

    — President Higgins said that such an attack was made in a place of worship “is a source of particular condemnation, as is any attempt to scapegoat pastoral peoples who are among the foremost victims of the consequences of climate change”.

    “The neglect of food security issues in Africa, for so long has brought us to a point of crisis that is now having internal and regional effects based on struggles, ways of life themselves,” President Higgins said.

    “The solidarity of us all, as peoples of the world, is owed to all those impacted not only by this horrible event, but in the struggle by the most vulnerable, on whom the consequences of climate change have been inflicted.”

    https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2022/0607/1303471-higgins-nigeria/

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    • tomo says:

      Yikes …. Joe Biden isn’t the only senile head of state….

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Almost unbelievable …. Can’t they get a coloured third world false refugee as the president of Ireland – in solidarity with climate change or queers or some other woke nonsense …?

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  34. JohnC says:

    Ukraine round-up: Dire warnings over grain blockage and fuel ‘gold rush’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61736182

    ‘But it cannot be shipped now from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports because of Russia’s naval blockade.’

    Just by chance I discovered that ports have all been mined by Ukraine and it would take months to de-mine them anyway. So even if the Russians allowed ships in, they couldn’t get in.

    Now I know neither side trusts the other for good reason. But the BBC did not even tell me about the mines. What else don’t they tell me ?.

    I have a feeling both Ukraine and Russia want the world to starve. Ukraine to force direct action against Russia by the West and Russia to destabilize the economies of the West and – God forbid – force mass migration from Africa to Europe.

    From what I’ve read, cargo ships could be inspected for weapons before entry and escorted by Western warships to get the grain. But there is no talk of that whatsoever. It seems nobody wants it.

    I really don’t trust either side in this nor do I trust what I am being told by the BBC.

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    • JohnC says:

      The solution to getting the grain out and stopping the world from starving is to get it from Russia through the Crimea.

      What an interesting dilemma : let millions starve or let Russia profit from the spoils of war.

      No wonder that option is not being talked about. Time to tighten your belts Africa and begin the walk up to Europe where you will be fed and housed for free. You are about to go under the bus.

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    • theisland says:

      Richard Kemp wrote about this in the Telegraph at the end of May.

      He suggests a Nato taskforce or naval coalition including the UK and US based out of the Romanian port of Constanta to clear the mines laid by both sides and protect merchant vessels. He says Putin has little to gain by attacking merchant ships and although Russia would kick up a fuss about Nato warships being in close quarters the next step of striking food supplies and initiating a direct conflict would be too steep to take. Indeed, sending large quantities of lethal weapons for Ukraine to attack Russian troops is much more provocative than escorting merchant ships on humanitarian missions.

      Risky but achievable?

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      • JohnC says:

        Perhaps – but what a golden opportunity for a false-flag attack to drag the West into the war.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Why not create 200 more genders to solve the Ukraine issue?

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      • tomo says:

        Do we even know what the actual maritime security situation is?

        – Warships are prohibited by Turkey from transiting the Bosphorus….

        – Kemp should know that

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  35. JohnC says:

    Berlin: Teacher dead and pupils hurt as car hits crowd
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61729102

    Damn those cars who keep killing people without any apparent link to whether a human was actually using them at the time.

    I wonder if this reason is the same as the others : the person who did is being protected because of the Left-wing agenda.

    Speaking of which, it’s all quiet on Baldwin and the ‘Rust’ shooting by a gun. This is the latest I can find showing Baldwin being his usual caring Lefty self:

    ‘When a Twitter user accused Baldwin of not taking responsibility for the shooting, Baldwin responded saying, “when the DA’s report comes out, you can apologize to me.”’

    The DA will no doubt blame the gun, the gun will get life and all the Lefties at the BBC will rejoice that their fellow ‘Trump Hater’ got away with it.

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  36. Zephir says:

    Muslims at it again in Stratford cinema this time,

    “‘We want this film taken down immediately’: More protests erupt outside Vue cinema in Stratford Westfield from furious Muslims angry at ‘blasphemous’ Islamic film being screened despite Showcase and Cineworld both pulling movie”

    Meanwhile, Vue is defiantly continuing to show the film, saying it ‘takes seriously the responsibilities that come with providing a platform for a wide variety of content’ and believes in showcasing films of interest to diverse communities’.

    However, Muslim demonstrators entered Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London on Wednesday evening – where they chanted ‘Take it down’ and demanded to speak with the cinema manager.

    In the footage, a protestor is heard claiming Vue’s manager was ‘dismissive’ when he ‘spoke to him regarding the controversial film being screened at the cinema’.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10898561/Protests-erupt-outside-Vue-cinema-Stratford-Westfield-Muslims-angry-Lady-Heaven-movie.html

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    • MarkyMark says:

      A reader in Bradford recalled asking a West Yorkshire officer on the street that day why the various “Muslim community leaders” weren’t being arrested for incitement to murder. The officer said they’d been told to “play it cool”. The calls for blood got more raucous. My correspondent asked his question again. The policeman told him to “F— off, or I’ll arrest you.”
      http://www.steynonline.com/6296/the-churchill-bust

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  37. Zephir says:

    “we will bombard him by going to him hourly.”

    This is harrassment and needs police action

    “It comes as Dame Sara Khan, an independent advisor to the Government on social cohesion and resilience, has warned that the appeasement of ‘religious mobs’ will undermine it.

    She has criticised the failure of the Government and local councils to battle against the protests in recent days, adding that it is important to understand what support Cineworld received from politicians and police before it decided to cancel the screenings.

    In an article for The Daily Telegraph, she wrote: ‘Over the years, leadership from local MPs, local authorities and central government in standing up and firmly defending our democratic values has unfortunately been lacking.

    ‘I have seen how local authorities and MPs have tried to appease religious mobs or sit on the fence in the hope that such protests will disperse and often they have in the short-term.

    ‘But this is a failure of leadership and in the long-term has only galvanised religious fundamentalists who now know that by engaging in such behaviour their unreasonable demands will be met.

    ‘It will undermine social cohesion and result in a gradual erosion of our democratic values and principles.’

    She added that Cineworld had been ‘bullied and intimidated’ into the decision and described the move as a ‘dangerous, slippery slope’.”

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  38. taffman says:

    Warning !
    We are heading for a self inflicted recession thanks to this PM’s obsession with green politics.
    I foresee a major Tory rebellion on the way as even more business go bust . Strange that the Beeb are silent about it. Is it because they too are similarly obsessed?

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    • Jeff says:

      Bunter needs to get a bloody grip. No one voted Conservative thinking we were electing Caroline bloody Lucas.

      The fat fraud stood on a platform telling us he’d lower taxes and immigration.

      Thus far…

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  39. JohnC says:

    US man charged with attempted murder of Justice Brett Kavanaugh
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61735321

    The BBC’s double standards for Trump and the Democrats is just ridiculous. This attempted murder was the direct result of political encouragement, but the BBC don’t get to that until the very end of the lengthy article with:

    ‘Senate Republicans blamed Wednesday’s attempted attack on Democratic rhetoric.

    They pointed to remarks by Senator Chuck Schumer in March 2020 in which he warned Justice Kavanaugh and another Trump-nominated conservative justice “you will pay the price” and “you won’t know what hit you” if they voted to undo abortion protections.’

    First, WTF has it got to do with Trump ?.

    Second, it was a lot more than just Republican Senators and that one statement, but for some reason the BBC don’t want to direct us towards twitter for this one.

    They are absolutely without shame.

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  40. andyjsnape says:

    Boris Johnson tries to reset leadership with housing pledges
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61739816

    “tries” ? I guess in bbc land this is news/reporting

    Do I get the feel the likes of the bbc do not like the PM

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  41. taffman says:

    Al Beeb
    \\ ‘Abuse, assaults and big profits’ – children’s homes staff speak out//
    Any idea who the “groomers” are ?

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  42. taffman says:

    It looks like the Rwanda project is a non starter already. Anything on Al Beeb?
    Forget ‘party gate’ , how long has the buffoon got to go with his promises, promises and promises …….?

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  43. Guest Who says:

    Dr. Rosena ‘so many studios, so little time’ Khan MP makes a bit for QT. Goes poorly.

    #Ccbgb

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  44. Guest Who says:

    Blondes.

    Not having more fun.

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    • JohnC says:

      Reminds me of the story of the all-woman office which absolutely failed because it descended into a world of bitching.

      Women (and Lefties) – in general (ie not all of them) – tend to ruled by emotion. Hence all the ’empathy’ stories on the BBC and the video above.

      That woman is unfit to be in charge of anything. Her judgement cannot be trusted.

      It’s a left brain/right brain thing.

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  45. Guest Who says:

    Parliaments of fools.

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  46. Guest Who says:

    BBC N. America so needs the Joy of Ms. Behar on their roster.

    Endless peroxide bimbos clearly not getting to what ails the USA.

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  47. andyjsnape says:

    Tesco plant-based food advert banned as misleading
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61731187

    bBC report on misleading, guess they would know

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  48. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch
    Looks like a narrative change . The gove on about some nonsense about using state benefits to buy homes ( what ?) …but the Amal chap saying ‘you’ve been in power for 12 years why not done before ?” – which is the new line ….

    …. BBC drive now is “tired Tory government (replace with red labour )…. Obviously I am more critical of one idea against the other – but I object to the BBC campaigning so overtly ….

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Fed, I can’t understand how those poor enough to be on benefits will be able to buy houses.
      Plenty of those with jobs can’t afford a house.
      How much do they get in benefits if they can buy a house.

      Even if they ‘only’ pay about £500 per month (similar to the amount the second class pensioners gets to live on) they must have more for every other cost of living.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        EG
        The other bit left out will be the leaseholder charges inflicted on such people. How can they pay the ongoing charges ?
        It’s just a nonsense headline grab by Johnson – he should be concentrating on cutting taxes on fuel and fixing energy resilience for the winter – which ain’t far away …
        …..although I suspect somebody else will be trying to deal with that . Such a disappointment …

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      • taffman says:

        Emmanuel Goldstein
        As the ‘Rwanda scheme’ is looking like a damp squib, it could be Bo Jo’s way of emptying the 4* Star Hotels to make room for the next batch of ‘dingy divers’ crossing the channel .
        I am pretty sure that most Tory MPs are fuming about it, but to them their jobs come first.
        The only salvation for Great Britain is a resurrection of the Brexit Party, now, The Reform Party.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          Rwanda scheme – one way – UK send no one – Rwanda send all it’s criminals.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          How much aid does Rwanda receive?
          Over the last 10 years, annual funding to USAID/Rwanda has increased from about $48 million in 2004 to over $128 million in 2016.13 Apr 2022

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          • tomo says:

            Rwanda own Arsenal football club….

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            • MarkyMark says:

              EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal’s Visit Rwanda sponsorship and the dark side to a hideous sportswashing agenda
              Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain both have multi-million sponsorship agreements with the Rwandan government but the actions of authoritarian president Paul Kagame and the arrest of Paul Rusesabagina have led to allegations of human rights abuses

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        • G.W.F. says:

          Taffman
          Looks like a Labour government at the next election, supported by a coalition of Lib Dems, Greens and Skotch Nats.
          Best hope is a significant number of Reform Party MPs who can do a deal with the Tories to give a majority.
          As the Tories are weak and cowardly a tough Reform Party could accomplish much

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  49. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – there’s something funny about this and the BBC haven’t noticed at all!

    Petrol and diesel fuel prices on forecourts. I seem to recall – my memory could be defective on this but definitely works better than those of the BBC Collective – that when the oil price hit a historic high of $150 per barrel, petrol and diesel prices were nowhere near as high as they are now. Is it purely down to supply and demand at refinery level or is someone making a colossal profit?

    Fuel Duty has been cut but VAT acts as a bit of a multiplier as it is ‘charged on top’ and is also 2.5% higher than when oil hit $150pb, if I recall correctly. It cannot just be that, can it? Nick Robinson, touching to have concern from the Left Wing Socialists at the BBC for the poor car driver, normally villified by the BBC for causing Global Warming and Climate Change, talks to small road fuel retailers before 8 a.m.. Another multiplier factor is that the high diesel price affects the cost of the delivery of petrol & diesel fuel to petrol filling stations. That diesel price has widened over the normal ‘spread’ that existed by some 10 pence to fourteen pence (in the Canterbury area) although the lady from the small PFS in Devon appeared to be selling diesel cheaper than petrol. Maybe she got her prices muddled? If not, our Fed should get himself down to Devon for a re-fill. 😉

    Unfortunately, Nick completely forgets to ask about that oil price v. pump price discrepancy. He also forgets again when talking to the RAC on the same subject. Time to close the BBC down and shuffle the amnesiac Aunty off into a care home.

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  50. MarkyMark says:

    Ros Atkins On… Saudi Arabia’s $2 billion golf series
    Close
    Ros Atkins looks at the controversy surrounding the new Saudi-funded golf tournament, as it prepares to get under way in the UK.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-middle-east-61737567
    …..
    The 2021 takeover of Newcastle United F.C. by a consortium consisting of PCP Capital Partners, Reuben Brothers and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) was a takeover proceeding that commenced in April 2020 and was successfully concluded in October 2021.[1][2]

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