Start the Week 13 June 2022

Two aspects of the Fight For Freedom this week –

Happy first birthday to GBNews . The Far Left BBC and rest of the woke media and OFCOM haven’t managed to kill off a bit diversity of thought yet …Free Speech in Britain continues to be suppressed -but at least GBNews offers something a bit different .

And on a more sombre note `Tuesday 14th of June commemorates the 40th anniversary of another fight for freedom – The Falklands War – or as the BBC would prefer to call it – The Malvinas …….

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400 Responses to Start the Week 13 June 2022

  1. MarkyMark says:

    £3.5BN NEWS SERVICE….

    BBC News
    BBC One, 4 June 2022, 10.30pm

    We reported that the acclaimed British sculptor Sir Antony Gormley is to become a German citizen. We said he was giving up his British passport because of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and that he had described the move as embarrassing and had plans for new sculptures that would reflect his view.

    In fact Sir Antony Gormley is not giving up his British nationality and has asked us to make clear the circumstances behind his application for a German passport.

    Sir Antony holds dual nationality as a result of having a German mother and has decided to apply for a German passport, which he will hold alongside his British one.

    In a statement he says he remains a proud British citizen and is grateful for the extraordinary support he has received from so many people and institutions across the UK but he is also keen to retain his links with and continue to show his work in Europe.

    We apologise for the mistake.

    07/06/2022

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

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Marky – the gormley case says so much about the BBC

      1 how anti brexit it is
      2 how anti Blighty it is
      3 how poor it can be at propaganda
      4 how poor it can be at telling the truth
      5 how unaccountable it is

      Did it apologise to mr gormley ? Has a fact checker declared the lie ?

      You can trust the BBC …

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  2. Zephir says:

    Sigh

    There is a school of thought that suggests those that are ignorant of history are doomed to repeat its mistakes.

    Another school may suggest that continually displaying mistakes ad infinitum, may become tedious.

       22 likes

    • Thoughtful says:

      Socialism is one long continually repeated mistake which is brushed away by simply not acknowledging the mistake ever even happened.

         16 likes

  3. StewGreen says:

    Radio4 Sunday
    – 7:15pm * Hatey Scottish Janey Godley comedy show, She talks about her illness and hospital experience
    – 7:45 pm Woman reads about her illness and hospital experience
    – Trailer : Emily Maitliss promotes her daily lunchtime show next week about J Edgar Hoover
    – 8pm Female newsreader
    clip Rachel Reeves saying that Tory plan legalising using agency workers during strikes is evil
    To female continuity announcer
    To the Tim Harford show

    * Janey Godley well known for hateyness towards towards Trump and Tories etc.
    She was ostracised after it came to light that she had made quite a few racist comments in the past
    Why it took year for someone to mention them was not explained.
    So it is highly unusual for a woke org like the BBC to platform her.
    Her new set contained sneers against autistic people, she justified this on the grounds she is talking about her own husband.
    A righty comedian wouldn’t get away this on the BBC
    I wouldn’t censor either.. I’m just mentioning Wokeland’s double standard.
    … It’s seems to me she is probably autistic herself in a way, that would explain her own strange behaviour
    She waited until the end to apologise for her past comments and said that she should be able to move on and not be permanently cancelled.
    I agree life is a journey, but again it’s the double standard ..libmob do not allow righties forgiveness, they monster them eternally.

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  4. StewGreen says:

    GB news debate Sunni imam vs Shia film supporter
    The Sunni imam just kept ranting in bad English and hardly let the other guy speak
    Seemed to me he just doesn’t understand British culture
    As far as he is concerned his gang is more important and any opinions they declare to be offensive should be banned.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Not gonna end happily …

      It would be interesting to find out how the ‘imam ‘ who has just been sacked by Gove as an advisor because of the banned film thing got his job in the first place .

      Wahhabi doctrine is to infiltrate enemies using deceit – which of course these characters are ‘naturals ‘ – so how did he get a government job ?
      There will never be an answer because we don’t want to upset Islam – and it’s a question that neither gove nor the civil service will ask ….
      There must be hundreds of them up and down the country giving ‘advice ‘…

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      • theisland says:

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-61771695

        Why on earth does the government need ‘Islamophobia consultants’ anyway?
        One tweeter said – all well and good but they’ll only go and appoint another one just the same.

        He falls into the ‘non-violent’ category of Muslim, introducing sharia through the backdoor via the infiltration of institutions and public bodies. Apparently he also got an MBE in 2012 for being a jolly good egg.

        Speaking of ill-deserved awards – Bliar gets his garter tomorrow.
        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10908993/Hard-left-Stop-War-Coalition-targets-QUEEN-Windsor-demo-knighthood-Tony-Blair.html

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      • Doublethinker says:

        At least since Ted Heath’s reign as Tory leader politicians of all parties have pretended , some may even have believed it, that all people are basically alike and share the same basic set of beliefs and could therefore live happily alongside each other in a cohesive society and that as generations passed we would all come to share the same set of values.
        Of course Enoch Powell knew from his experience in the Indian army that Muslims and Hindus gave the lie to this belief which is why he tried to oppose mass migration. Heath threw him out of the Tory party for it.
        Even though history and recent experiences in the last fifty years demonstrate that Powell’s fears were well founded the politicians kept up their mantra of human and cultural compatibility and that differences between groups would disappear over time.
        Things got worse when Blair decided that as Muslims showed no signs of becoming ‘like us’ , indeed they were becoming more extreme in their religious views, he would invent multiculturalism. Basically Labour touted the obviously bonkers view that a cohesive society could be formed by each culture holding on to its own identity and not even attempting to form a common culture.
        Labour had never liked British culture and positively hated Englishness. Now they saw that the indigenous population’s patriotism as a barrier to their cherished idea of multiculturalism and have spent the last 25 years trying to weaken it and have certainly succeeded.
        So we now have the odd situation where the culture of the native population , still the majority, is attacked by the elite but those of migrants are protected, lauded and rewarded.
        As FedUp says it won’t end well.

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        • Terminal Moraine says:

          “the politicians kept up their mantra of human and cultural compatibility and that differences between groups would disappear over time”

          The proliferation of ‘one planet’ ‘we’re all equal’ propaganda over the years now contrasts with the explosion in intersectional ‘we’re all different’ ‘my group isn’t represented’ agenda.

          It’s a logical mess that people seem mostly happy to go along with.

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          • MarkyMark says:

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            • Terminal Moraine says:

              A perfect example of what Richard’s mate Daniel Dennett called “greedy reductionism”.

              Some Africans have a better chance of winning the 100m gold medal than other, er… Africans. It throws a spanner in the works but doesn’t look as good on a t-shirt

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              • MarkyMark says:

                Equality?

                According to racial equality activist Richard Lapchick, the NBA in 2020 was composed of 74.2 percent black players, 16.9 percent white players, 2.2 percent Latino players of any race, and 0.4 percent Asian players. There were 6.3 percent of the players classified as “other” races.

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            • G.W.F. says:

              What is a frican?

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          • Doublethinker says:

            Very good point.

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    • StewGreen says:

      GBnews have put up a selected clip but it doesn’t capture his full intolerance
      You have to go to the part of the full prog to understand
      ..Direct link https://youtu.be/2Rjl73wdoFM?t=4722 .. that segment goes on for 14 mins

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      • Terminal Moraine says:

        Having watched that I think the Imam should be on Newsnight, Panorama, The Pledge etc every day of the week giving his opinions on all the hot topics.

        It might be the only way for people to see the reality beyond the BBC sanitised version.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        If you use the word “Muslim” which of these is it?
        A Muslim born in the UK?
        A Muslim born outside the UK, emigrated to the UK?
        A Muslim from Iran who has been raised as a child listening to Ayatollah Khomeini?
        (“…There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”)
        A Muslim from Saudi Arabia who has seen beheadings in Deera Square as a child (unsure if there are age restrictions on viewing this sort of thing)?
        (After Friday prayers [Saudi Arabia,Deera Square], police and other officials clear the area to make way for the execution to take place. After the beheading of the condemned, the head is stitched to the body and the body is wrapped up for the final rites and taken away. a wiki ref)
        A Muslim fighting ISIS reading the Dabiq everyday?
        (ISIS Magazine. Dabiq is where Muslim and infidel forces will eventually face each other)
        A Kurdish Muslim female fighter shooting ISIS soldiers?
        A Muslim women being forced to stay hidden at home under a veil in a Western society?
        A Muslim women free to talk in UK Parliament?
        A Muslim imam preaching hate such as Anjem Choudary?
        (Anjem Choudary allowed to spread hate speech 1999-2016). “..we will dominate this country (UK)” )
        A Muslim from Bradford,UK who drives to Glasgow,UK to kill another Muslim (Asad Shah)?
        (Tanveer Ahmed who murdered Asad Shah … shouts in courtroom “Praise for the Prophet Muhammad, there is only one Prophet!”)
        A Muslim who visits Mecca,Saudi Arabia and has to leave his non-Muslim friend outside of Mecca?
        (Sign on road to Mecca “Muslims Only (for Mecca in green)” “For Non Muslims (in red, not sure where you end up – scary)).

        Which of these Muslims are you talking about? Just to be clear.

        https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/07/03/start-the-week-open-thread-131/#comment-849411

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    • BRISSLES says:

      He kept going on about how many thousands had signed his petition to get the film banned. Try doing that where he comes from. As for his bad English, I doubt whether the women in his family speak English at all, yet know how to claim for benefits.

      Charles may find it ‘appalling’ to send the dregs to Africa, but does he find it equally appalling what’s happening in his own country by the very people he welcomes ? Because I feel more than appalled, I feel sick to my stomach when I see the images of thick necked Muslim men in their leather jackets protesting because they feel offended. I felt the same when the teacher from Barnsley was hounded out, and the same in the 80s when a baying mob of these ingrates started burning copies of the Satanic Verses.

      The tens of thousands already arrived via the Channel means that they’ll marry and have families, creating another city the size of Birmingham to those already here. Left to me I would slash the boats on the French coast before they had a chance to be filled and put in the water.

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      • Mrs Kitty says:

        Lefties keep rejecting my idea, drones with cameras and C4 in action on the french side. We don’t have to worry about involving Border Farce or the Rescue Non Legal Immigrants. Ask for volunteers to pilot them remotely and after about three or four I predict the smugglers won’t get any takers. Much quicker idea than Priti and not many would be hurt as the escort boats would be there to pick up survivors . The deterrent factor would be in their not knowing if their boat was targeted or not.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Spot on Brissels. I’m afraid Charles becomes more and more unacceptable as King with each passing months. He can be King if the Commonwealth if he likes but he doesn’t represent the main stream opinion in Britain on an increasingly wide range of issues.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          Prince Charles has been caught on camera appearing to fall asleep during a ceremony marking Barbados becoming a republic. The 73-year-old was filmed closing his eyes as his head began to droop before he woke and quickly sat back up in his seat.30 Nov 2021

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  5. Fedup2 says:

    From twitter – when Netflix signed up the ex prince and American actress the share price was $512 on Friday it was $180 …
    This might need fact checking but … go woke ,… go bro…

       25 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      The pattern is quite similar to ITV’s
      There was a steady decline and then you get the Ukraine war and there was a big step down
      then fairly flat
      Likewise the peak at the end of July 2021 was a bit artificial ..due to end of Covid optimism.
      M&H signed up on Sept 3rd 2020

      FU15rh5X0BEym5z?format=jpg&name=small

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Looks like those DFS adverts are not paying off –

        go woke – go bro….

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  6. Northern Voter says:

    Re the post regarding the number of admirals and commodores in the R N.
    If her maj was to have a platinum jubilee fleet review she could do it on a Gosport ferry going round Pompey Dockyard, this one’s named for you ma’am, this one for your son, the rest are in mothballs.

       18 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      He said there are only 38 ships
      actually the Navy has 73, plus 11 auxiliary, plus 5 Merchant Navy

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  7. Zephir says:

    Sorry Fed, but I will repeat this from last thread, I am still livid about myself and my wife being attacked by a muzzie in Bedford town centre today :

    I cleared my throat with a single small cough in a clothes store and an 5 foot nothing asian, sawn off little runt with a big beard, (you know what I mean) tell me out of the blue as he walks past in the other direction to “cover ya mouf when you cough, man” as he walks past… I looked back in disbelief and he is still standing, staring and shouts at me “Yeh I’m talking to you !” I did not respond so then he walks out the shop.

    I walk away and two minutes later he is back, he walks past me twice, didn’t see me the first time, the second time he spots me and demands, “what you looking at ??”

    That was enough for me so I stopped, turned around responded and trying to keep my temper (as he so obviously wanted a fight or maybe hoping for a racial comment to jump on as he was standing waiting staring again): “I’m looking a very rude LITTLE man who should mind his own business”

    Cue a tirade of abuse and threats as I walked away and some other efnick woman holds him back for some reason.

    Enriches us all this scum.

    There is always motive, the only one here is the ethnicity of my wife with me (Chinese)

    He also then started on me as an “old man” (which amused my wife when she calmed down after a couple of hours(

    Despite him being about 5 ft with a beard, I repeatedly refused myself the opportunity to tell him to go back to Snow White, TK Max has no diamonds or gold, and stop singing Hi Ho

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Zephir – you cannot engage – the system is fired up against you ( me ) – but if you engage – you need firm ground – witnesses – CCTV – absolutely right – otherwise you will be hung out …
      ……………I speak from very personal experience but luckily had objective evidence to counter allegations …. Not nice and a lesson learnt ….
      Avoid …

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  8. Zephir says:

    This mediieval hateful scum are being supported by the left and think they are getting the right to assert their own racism, not this time it cuts both ways. Its a hate crime and reported as such because of my wife.

    They are racist scum, I just thank God my wife did not look Jewish, Chinese was bad enough,

    Many on here do not like the Chinese Govt, but I am reliably informed by my wife that this kind of person would not last long on the streets of Shanghai with his opinions.

    We will see what protection and support she is offered in our country,

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  9. BRISSLES says:

    Sorry to hear of your experience Zeph, but its a bit rich that you get castigated from someone whose own culture is renowned for ‘gobbing’ in the street ! Their form of cleanliness is certainly not next to Godliness that’s for sure. I remember a few decades ago having the misfortune to see the state of the kitchen at our local curry house – you don’t need graphics.

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  10. Zephir says:

    Thanks, Brissles, the police are referring it to their “hate crime” unit, I may not be a minority but my highly offended and frightened wife is, from this racist but I have no hope that they will bother, if it was a muslim I am sure it would be a priority and headline news….

    And it is becoming clear, we are the minority now when it comes to muslim racism. I will persist with the police on this for the sake of our children

    This kind of overt and violent racism from those who present themselves as victims who, in reality, are the perpetrators of violence and intimidance whenever they get the chance should be stampeded upon,

    If I had responded in a like manner to him I have no doubt whatsoever I would now be in a jail cell.

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  11. Zephir says:

    The whole problem revolves aroud race.
    once a certain broadcaster decide that is a issue then the lie starts,
    UK is racist : a lie

    every person here knows for a fact this is a lie

    Africa :racism

    Micdle East: racism

    bbc just the uk

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  12. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 The ADVERTISE Your Lefty Book Show
    #1 Title : The Social Distance Between Us: How Remote Politics Wrecked Britain
    (looks at the huge gulf – geographic, economic and cultural – between those who make decisions and the public)
    That book is also Radio 4’s Book of the Week.
    So 5 extra days of free advertising

    #2 Romany poet’s collection Outlandish
    (Shelving romantic impressions she moves from ancient stopping-places to decaying council estates)

    #3 Cloudmoney: Cash Cards, Crypto and the War for our Wallets
    (argues that social inequality will only increase if cash is allowed to disappear )

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  13. JohnC says:

    India destroys houses of several Muslim figures after religious riots
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-61777306

    Have you noticed how the BBC NEVER condemn these riots and always present them as being for good reason ?.

    As always, a key word is missing from the headline. They were ILLEGAL houses.

    ‘Security forces in India have demolished the homes of several Muslim figures allegedly linked to riots triggered by derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammed.’

    Note the use of the word ‘allegedly’. Normally news outlets put that for legal reasons. The BBC have done it here to deliberately cast doubt.

    ‘The BBC is not repeating Ms Sharma’s remarks as they are offensive in nature.’

    No BBC, she did not say anything offensive. She said things that Muslims decide to take as offensive. Nothing she said actually offended anybody directly. There is a big difference.

    ‘There has been widespread condemnation of the demolition.’. By who BBC ?. Other Muslims ?. The Woke ?. Was there widespread support for it ?. We will never know because the statement is totally meaningless without context.

    Then we get:

    ‘Hate speech and attacks against Muslims have risen sharply since the BJP came to power in 2014.’. Which links to an article containing this:

    A few days later, another viral video surfaced showing a Muslim bangle-seller being slapped, kicked and punched by a Hindu mob in Indore, a city in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. The attackers could be heard abusing Tasleem Ali and telling him to stay away from Hindu areas in future.

    But in a strange turn of events, Ali himself was arrested the next day after the 13-year-old daughter of one of his alleged attackers accused him of molesting her. His family and neighbours have strongly denied the accusation. They said it was inconceivable that the father of five would do something like that.

    So – allegedly – he molests a young girl and the men come and kick him out of the area. This story could be told either way – and the BBC choose the ‘innocent Muslim’. Do they seriously think his Muslim family and neighbours would EVER back up a Hindu girl against a Muslim ?.

    Rotherham and the hundreds of others tell me which version I lean towards.

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  14. Zephir says:

    All it takes. JC is one look in their vicious, nasty face, in bloody Bedford, as I and my wife did, to see where this is going while some think they are the paragon of virtue

    they hate hate hate, sub human scum

    which is why such as saddam is the only kind of person to control them

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    • JohnC says:

      I am still completely baffled as to why the BBC defend what they do so much. Do they think we will all eventually sit round a fire and sing Kumbaya together ?.

      The problems with them are because of their intolerant and fanatical religious beliefs. They would kill someone they never met just because they offended them. It will never change.

      This is another area where the BBC show breathtaking hypocrisy and double standards – which they consider acceptable because the ends according to their warped ideology justify any means.

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    • JohnC says:

      I’ve seen it when I worked in an office of about 20 people, 50% Muslim.

      The one Sikh was friendly with us white people and the Muslims hated him for it. I remember the look on one of their faces as he was going to follow this Sikh to the car park and beat him up. Pure hate for no reason other than racism. The others held him back.

      This is who the BBC portray as victims. If you want to see their true nature, watch the ISIS videos throwing gay people off buildings. I don’t mean watch the ISIS members : I mean the baying crowd of ‘ordinary people’ on the ground ready with rocks.

      Of course the London based middle-class BBC never get anywhere near the real Muslims in their bizarre metropolitan bubble.

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  15. JohnC says:

    Just checking the news for the war in Ukraine.

    The BBC tell me this:

    Russian forces have seen big losses

    Russian forces have suffered heavy losses since the invasion began.

    The UK Ministry of Defence says Russia is likely to have suffered devastating losses among its middle and junior ranking officers. It says these losses are likely to contribute to a loss of morale and poor discipline among lower ranks.

    Significant quantities of Russian weaponry have also been destroyed.

    As a result, Russia has tried to combine some heavily depleted units, forming what some analysts have called ‘Frankenstein forces’ to fight in the east.

    But strong resistance from Ukrainian forces near Mykolaiv in the west and in Mariupol significantly slowed Russian advances.

    Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, but Ukrainian forces retook large areas around Kyiv in early April after Russia abandoned its push towards the capital.
    (They didn’t re-take them, they reoccupied them after the Russians left)

    Reading the BBC report, you would think it could go either way.

    Then I went to the link Eddie gave me yesterday and learned what has actually been going on.

    Result : The Ukrainians are completely f*cked. The longer it goes on, the more people will die. But the outcome is inevitable.

    What I found most interesting is how the Russians have countered the Javelins and other anti-tank missiles. They basically send a drone to spot the positions then bombard them with huge amounts of artillery and rockets. That’s why progress is so slow and why we are now sending all those advanced rocket systems. The BBC haven’t told me this.

    Now I learn that, I realise we haven’t had any pictures of devastated Russian equipment for some time now.

    I suspect history will record the intervention of the USA and EU in this conflict as simply causing massive destruction and enormous loss of life without affecting the actual outcome much at all.

    It seems to me that some effort at negotiation should be happening and it isn’t. That makes me wonder why.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      I wonder if you might be related to Neville Chamberlain or Lord Halifax?
      Peace at any price?
      Putin is not fighting a war in Ukraine, it is an attack on all of Europe and Ukraine is just part of a larger planned strategy to destroy Europe as an economic force, and to allow China to retake Taiwan whilst forcing the world to drop the dollar as its reserve currency.

      To that effect he is suceeding spectacularly as the EU sees what is going on but is paralyised by liberal Socialist stupidity and is unable to take the necessary action.

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      • JohnC says:

        It’s not peace at any price. When governments realise they are throwing away the lives of their soldiers on a lost cause, they go to the negotiating table.

        What is Zelensky’s end game here ?. World War 3 ?. Desperation that as his army reaches the point of total collapse and some kind of massacre occurs, then the UK+EU + USA will join in ?.

        I see Russia taking advantage of the weakest American president in history. China might well do the same. I think the reverse to yourself : the whole Ukraine/NATO thing has been a long term strategy to remove Russia as a global threat and it has backfired spectacularly.

        Russia will know by now it cannot take all of Ukraine. They will take the Donbas region : the only question is how many will die in the process. They cannot sustain this kind of offensive idefinitely.

        To suggest the West should have sent in soldiers and declared war on Russia over this from the start is absolute madness.

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        • Ian Rushlow says:

          Zelensky reminds me of a Siren, the mythological creature that sat on a rock singing beautifully, lulling the sailors ever closer until their ships were wrecked on the rocks. His particular song goes: “Send heavy weapons! Send lots of money! Send aircraft and missiles! NATO…impose a no-fly zone!”. And, like the sailors, we have to put our fingers in our ears and ignore this one.

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  16. Zephir says:

    If the bbc says Russia is bad then I am willing to believe the opposite

    If Biden and Pelosi talk about ~Ukraine and its borders being sacrosanct” whilts attacking Trump for trying to build a wall to protect the USA …

    I do wonder about their sanity

    Or the sanity of the bbc enthusing with Alistair Cambell talking about Boris having a party, with a background of starting a fucking war that KILLED THOUISAND OF PEOPLE based on obvious lies

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  17. Zephir says:

    It genually baffles me why we allow these people demand this country bows to thier medieval religion, and also demands the press keeps quiet about their crimes

    or maybe not, saudi arabia , you know, the “strict muslim” arabs addicted to cocain and white blond escorts. just like the same over here selling drugs, raping kids and off to their mosque on a sunday,

    Ill be asking some questions this morning from Bedford Mosque and demanding an apology for my wife.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      I keep telling you and it keeps falling on deaf ears. The Muslims have an awful lot of oil money and are spending it on the promotion of their religion.
      On top of that they have an awful lot of leverage especially now with their control of the worlds oil supply.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Thoughtful – who are you talking too ? Do you think no one apart from you know about Muslim fundementalism funding the enemy networks in Blighty ?

        Go read about Wahhabism – which I rant on about from time to time …. America protected Saudi even after 9/11 for its own interests – having a knock on in Europe through Islamic terrorism and state subversion

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        • Thoughtful says:

          You know about it Fedup, but a continual number of posters appear to deliberately ignore the reality and continue posting about not understanding why our government and state institutions continually pander to Muslims.

          Here is the link to Petro Islam:

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petro-Islam

          I know about Wahabbism but it’s nothing like as bad as the cult of Salafism which is banned in the majority of Muslim countries, some even carrying the death penalty for practising it, yet in Britain it is celebrated and protected from all criticism.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salafi_movement

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  18. taffman says:

    “Tony Blair to join Queen’s highest chivalry order at Windsor ceremony”
    What for ?

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  19. taffman says:

    “Rwanda asylum plan: Appeal to be heard in court”

    “Rwanda asylum plan: Number of people on first flight in ‘single figures”

    Here we go again ! Who is funding the lawyers?

       22 likes

    • JohnC says:

      Do you notice how the BBC are very careful not to tell us that bit of information ?.

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      • Charlie Farley says:

        JohnC
        As someone else has mentioned Lloyds Bank give money to Migrant charities …
        Next time I can afford to go to my nearest branch which is now 14 miles away from me , will be telling them where they can stick my account !
        No doubt its now a hate crime to criticise lefty do gooders and I will be sent for reprogramming !

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      • Guest Who says:

        BBC and care with information…

        BBC News

        “The online buzz around the series and glowing reviews from critics ahead of its release point to Disney having another hit on their hands.”

        A quote, about buzz, and critics… points to needing to treat this BBC story accordingly.

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        • Guest Who says:

          Mohammed Zaheer, for BBC Global… a commercial organisation… rebranded as BBC News on social media.

          Uh huh.

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        • JohnC says:

          Most recent reviews on IMDB:
          1/10 woke bs
          1/10 what even is this
          10/10 Best series in the world
          9/10 No wokeness here, wtf are you complaining about ?
          1/10 It deserves 0
          1/10 The worst show ever
          1/10 Worst mcu show
          2/10 I did not like this at all
          1/10 Not worth your time
          10/10 It’s the best fan Marvel Universe show
          1/10 Insufferable

          .. and my personal favourite …

          10/10 The one star reviews are by toxic straight white men over 30

          When a show gets that kind of mix, it’s woke BS.

          On a brighter note, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ looks like it is actually really good. It gets consistently high reviews and many people saying it has minimal wokeness.

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  20. taffman says:

    “Phil Bennett: Legendary Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half dies aged 73”

    The sportsman who should have received a Knighthood.

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  21. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch
    A long ‘interview’ with the approved
    Henry Attenborough – Dimbleby by meeshal . The BBC wants to control whether people use unapproved food or cigarettes or booze .
    The latter – in Scotland – failed because when they overtaxed booze people sacrificed food to buy it .

    I don’t approve of smoking – but if people want to die by sucking smoke into their lungs that’s their choice . To me the same goes for approved or non approved food .

    But the likes of Dimbleby – Attenborough wants to exercise control ….
    The next step will be State feeding . Only State approved food will be available – rationed red meat – dairy being illegal …
    But the BBC will love it …

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  22. taffman says:

    “UK economy shrinks by 0.3% .”
    Could we be heading for a ‘self inflicted’ recession?

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  23. andyjsnape says:

    Rwanda asylum plan: Number of people on first flight ‘close to single figures’
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61779845

    bBC finds people with objections against this policy, anyone to find who agrees and report??

    Also the bBC getting upset and not keen on the paper..
    Rebel Wilson: Paper denies outing actress amid storm of criticism
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-61775909

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  24. taffman says:

    “Bournemouth beach rape: Man arrested after girl attacked in sea”

    Will he be deported?

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    • micknotmike says:

      Poor chap probably didn’t even have time to take his lifejacket off.

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  25. Zephir says:

    Close to single figure sounds a little like mostly peaceful black rioters who murdered

    unlike the “mursderous”unarmed “not peaceful” 6 th january people of which one was killed

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  26. Zephir says:

    Sickening

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    • tomo says:

      Next in the POTUS hierarchy after Kamala.

      I hope the US electorate hand her a historical thrashing in the mid-terms.

      The way things are going I suspect that Democrats are looking for a way to suspend the election …

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  27. Zephir says:

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tomo Tomo Tomo – the democrats will get a 110% turnout and a resounding victory – the elections have already been held …

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  28. Zephir says:

    Is there any reason for rioting in English towns ? or villages ?

    I wondor why

    yet in black ghettos in the USA and outside of cinemas in muslim ghettos ….

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  29. Fedup2 says:

    Oh god – I left another ‘anniversary ‘ off the intro – Tuesday is the 5th anniversary of a tower block catching fire . I think that day will be the ideal day to avoid the MSM …. And wait for some idiot to film a model tower Block being burnt in his garden …..

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    • Zephir says:

      There is no fun to be had with victims, but, there are plenty of blcks thsa want to use it which is even more sick

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Ros Atkins vs GBnews

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I listened to the whole boring programme . Interesting to see the BBC droid acting as prosecutor and judge against a competitor …
      The bbc droid ran through a series of ‘incidents ‘ on GB News – the GB news chap refused to bite back – which I reckon the BBC hoped for …
      They’d do anything to put GBNews in an unapproved box and bury it .
      Cancel that TV licence DD today – enjoy the freedom …

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    • tomo says:

      Atkins is obviously ambitious rising “key talent” on his way to the top tier earners.

      Personally I find his peremptory / imperious sneering annoying and indicative of drift in the BBC’s editorial style towards the dictatorial.

      Goebbels would hired him in the blink of an eye.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Tomo – I reckon the increasingly bitter Andrew Neil will fire off another ‘sulk ‘ after his failure to stay the course –

        Now he has sunk to Sunday afternoon on Chanel 4 ? But I suppose it supports the French lifestyle …

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        • tomo says:

          I think Neil was always sour but simply had a troupe of competent researchers and scriptwriters.

          iirc he always clutched a bundle of notes – now it’s obvious where his “skills” were.

          I wonder if Atkins is a symbiote with the writing team?

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    • MarkyMark says:

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  31. Zephir says:

    Disenfrachised ?

    nope, you get a vote in the UK

    Victim of racism ? police will be all over you for hate crime, in the
    UK

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  32. tomo says:

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    • tomo says:

      £2k for a seat on an inflatable ferry and lobbing smartphones into the sea – yeah… destitute.

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      • tomo says:

        – Twitter “think” a refugee driving a newish car away from his comfy hotel is “potentially sensitive content”

        – that’s pretty ripe….

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      • Fedup2 says:

        I’m thinking of going smartphone fishing – there must be tens of thousands on that stretch of the channel by now …©️

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Vile hate preacher Anjem Choudary applies for £73-a-week benefits he once dubbed ‘Jihad Seeker’s Allowance’ just days after jail release
      The 51-year-old has to visit his local JobCentre Plus to qualify for the benefits
      The cash comes under the Fresh Start scheme available to freed inmates
      If he refuses to look for work, he risks returning to jail due to terms of his release
      By CLAIRE ANDERSON FOR MAILONLINE

      PUBLISHED: 14:52, 3 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:43, 3 November 2018

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Needs a car with a big boot to fit six…

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    • TrickCyclist says:

      Not terribly relevant, but this reminds me of an incident in actress Catherine Schell’s autobiography, which I read a few years ago.
      She arrived as a child with her family, penniless in New York in 1950, having fled the Communists in Hungary at the end of the war.
      However, Schell’s family were Hungarian aristocrats and she admits they were the only refugees from their boat who were picked up at immigration in a Rolls-Royce.

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  33. Guest Who says:

    Garrrrrryyyyyyyy!

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    • MarkyMark says:

      afdabdfb-de55-452b-b000-43e4d45f1094-30bbc3f7-04cc-4c06-a910-73fb70a98157

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    • JohnC says:

      ‘Many of those at risk from heat-related illness are the millions of migrant workers there’

      What an absolutely stupid thing to write. It basically says ‘Many Migrant workers at risk of everything because there are many of them’.

      More imprtantly, I bet the Arabs treat them like dirt. The BBC won’t go near THAT one.

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      • TrickCyclist says:

        “Kafala System.”
        Wikipedia: “This practice has been criticised by human rights organizations for creating easy opportunities for the exploitation of workers, as many employers take away passports and abuse their workers with little chance of legal repercussions.”
        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kafala_system

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  34. Zephir says:

    Blair over 2000 laws every year, what can you do ? 2,663

    Tony Blair has been responsible for 54% more new laws per year in office than Margaret
    Thatcher, reveals research by Sweet & Maxwell, the information provider. According to
    figures from Sweet & Maxwell’s Westlaw UK and Lawtel online legal information
    services it is estimated that an average of 2,663 new laws were added every yearIssued on behalf of Sweet & Maxwell
    Blair: 54% more new laws every year than
    Thatcher
    ∞ Research by Sweet & Maxwell

    Tony Blair has been responsible for 54% more new laws per year in office than Margaret
    Thatcher, reveals research by Sweet & Maxwell, the information provider. According to
    figures from Sweet & Maxwell’s Westlaw UK and Lawtel online legal information
    services it is estimated that an average of 2,663 new laws were added every year under
    Blair, compared to an average of just 1,724 under Thatcher (graph below

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  35. Zephir says:

    “We have lived in recent years in a blame/compensation culture which demands that
    somebody does something about every accident or bit of misconduct, and politicians and
    their departments feel obliged to react. Whether this is an issue of health and safety,
    consumer protection, discrimination, putting a regulation on the books or increasing a
    penalty makes a political point, even if not always followed up by adequate funding or
    enforcement.”

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    • tomo says:

      The laws Blair et al brought in coupled to stuffing quangos with their fellow travellers have polluted the public space for several decades.

      The rise of NDPBs who are constitutionally independent, beyond + outside direct control of the elected representatives or even their notional supervisory government departments has compounded the bloat in the UK’s public sector and insulated it from accountability. I’d add that many laws delineating / constraining the powers of quangos and government have been emplaced – but to date I’m struggling to find any that impose any *actual* sanctions at all for misbehaving public officials. Remember one of Blair’s signature deeds was to remove the possibility of local councillors being surcharged for irresponsible spending that resulted in loss to the public purse.

      The constant whinnying from the left in general about lack of public sector funding falls flat when you see the acres of Aeron chairs, BMWs, Mercs an Audis in the car park and occasionally glimpse the six figure salaries in recruitment ads.

      Serco and the big three accountancy outfits just love it.

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  36. Zephir says:

    And, referring to the above, THAT is why the health service is no longer a service, but a monster that sucks money and exists to protect itself above all

    clap for the nhs ? bollocks clap for the 50 grand a year Black, must be black, diversity manager with a company car and gold plated pension while I wa 6 hours in A and E ?

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  37. tomo says:

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  38. AsISeeIt says:

    A big MacForeign policy blunder with a side order of french fies

    By the way: Takeaway boxes ‘too greasy to recylce’ (Telegraph)

    I have a feeling the west has cut off its nose to spite its face.

    Moscow Mac. New owners in relaunch. A woman in Moscow yesterday stands by a poster advertsing a former MacDonald’s restaurant which has reopened under a new Russian name and ownership… The chain which has been renamed… Tasty – Full Stop, yesterday relaunched its first 15 restaurants, attracting long queues. It plans to open another 50 today (Financial Times)

    One suspects this tale of anti-globalisation is not the reason the FT tops the pile of papers in the BBC online press round-up this morning.

    More to the point from the BBC’s point of view is the FT’s main headline – you’ll note every step on our tortuous route to Brexit had to be fought tooth and nail with the establishment – as represented by lawyers, corporations, the House of Lords, the Tory Party… and uncle Tom BBC and all: Tories attack Johnson over bid to rip up Northern Ireland trade deal. Fears bill will break law. Lords set to block progress.

    The Guardian editorial is in lockstep with the capitalists on this one: Overriding Northern Irish deal will damage UK investment, warns CBI

    We stop here for a moment to consider whether the CBI ever thought fit to enter the political cockpit on the issue of government blocking trade with Russia? – Did they speak out forthrightly about the damage politically motivated economic sanctions might do to the British economy?

    Here’s the CBI’s rather staid and respectful statement on the matter: Following Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the UK government has announced a sanctions regime relating to Russia. The CBI is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and continues to engage with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and Department of International Trade (DIT) as well as our European counterparts, on the sanctions being imposed against Russia and its impact on business. – do we discern any opposition to government policy? – not a squeak.

    Illegal invasion? Can anyone recall a legal invasion? Iraq, perchance?

    Tony Blair to join Queen’s highest chivalry order at Windsor ceremony (BBC)

    You might imagine that the FT feature Datawatch would diligently track our inflation numbers. The clue is in the name, right? Data watch. Au contraire! On the subject of UK inflation Datawatch concentrates on: whether you are worried or not – you see it’s all about the feelings, not the facts.

    The FT relishes the conclusion: More than three-quarters of UK adults feel worried about rising living costs. Call me strange but I was always concerned about inflation before we had rampant inflation – it’s not a good thing. But this form of FT so-called data feels more like a set of political research focus group conclusions. Which is probably the intention.

    Still carrying money? GenZers who gave it all up (Times)

    On a lighter note, one does enjoy the sometimes awkward or ironic juxtaposition of features on our press frontpages.

    The Guardian presents us with a doozy this morning on the subject of food: Dandelions for dinner? – asks the G2 suppliment: Alys Fowler on the power of foraging. The Gruan has previously found her a fellow traveller and waxed lyrical about her books: She sees foraging and growing our own food as a way to counteract capitalism’s inherent inequalities and structural oppression.

    Meanwhile on the Guardian frontpage: Johnson’s food plan ‘is not a strategy’ says advisor. The government’s lead advisor on food issues has condemned what ministers have billed as a landmark national plan to combat food poverty and obesity – whereas sending us all out to forage for roots and berries is a plan? For some reason TV comedy Blackadder’s sidekick Baldrick comes to mind. Never mind the jarring clash of obesity epidemic with the notion of: more children will go hungry (Guardian)

    Out of Africa? Rwanda hits back at criticism of migrant scheme (Telegraph)

    With the sort of rhetoric that Bob Geldof used to launch Live Aid in 1985 the Daily Mirror goes with: One million kids to go hungry. Free school meals scandal. Johnson rejects plea to extend scheme to all children living in poverty

    If only there were a top star football superhero to step up and speak out: Marcus Rashford: England’s forgotten man conspicuous by his absence ahead of Italy reunion in Nations League. Marcus Rashford’s last touch in an England shirt was his penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final against Italy; Manchester United forward has been omitted from Gareth Southgate’s last two squads (Sky Sports)

    Unsackable slackers – no, not Gareth Southgate and his ace squad of superb rainbow kit wearers and knee-takers – rather lacking on the goal scorering front… nope, this is: Japan’s elderly shirkers are not going anywhere (FT)

    Like having a persistent bee in one’s bonnet the FT continues to be bugged by Japan’s resistance to the sort of open border policies beloved by the corporate west: Last year, Japan’s population shrank by 630,000 people, or one Luxembourg. Between now and 2040, it is forecast to have declined by a further 16mn, or one Cambodia. The rivulet of young Japanese reaching the official age of adulthood is at a post-war low and the tide sweeping into the over-65 age bracket is at a record high. There is no upbeat discussion to be had on Japan’s demographics. But neither is there a way to avoid discussing the subject, particularly the issue of how corporate Japan can hope to function as it has until now but with relentlessly fewer humans… While some genuinely believe that robots will assume more and more roles currently occupied by humans, others see the benefit of robots as handily postponing an immigration debate (FT February 2022)

    Apparently there’s no such demographic worries or immigration debate in Britain – the corporations just on with the job: UK farmers turn to Nepal and Tajikistan for fruit pickers (BBC)

    Here’s another amusing frontpage ironic clash of items – one begins to think our newspapers must be edited by blindfolded committees: Brit killed on Ukraine frontline, Death of our hero. (giveaway Metro) and meanwhile the cover advert copy reads: Take a short trip to a world away. MacDonald Hotels and Resorts.

    Speaking of Macky D’s… how about our side order of french fries?

    France takes turn left. President Macron’s centrist movement suffered a setback in parliamentary elections as it was dragged into a race with the hard left that may deprive it of a majority (Times)

    A story which our BBC headlines quietly ditching the hardness of the French left as: French President Emmanuel Macron is at risk of losing his outright majority after a strong challenge from a coalition of left-wing parties in National Assembly elections. Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s left-green alliance finished neck and neck with Mr Macron’s Ensemble (Together), in terms of votes cast in Sunday’s first round.

    Left green that’s a good thing

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    • Fedup2 says:

      ‘Far’ is reserved for the ‘right ‘ – but is never defined – but implied ‘those who love their country and put it first ‘ …

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  39. Zephir says:

    Apropos of nothing much campare and contrast

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  40. Zephir says:

    with this

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  41. Zephir says:

    And this :

       2 likes

  42. Zephir says:

    With this

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  43. Zephir says:

    Maybe this

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  44. Zephir says:

    And this:

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  45. MarkyMark says:

    From a Theresa May speech …

    As Martin Wolf, the chief economics commentator of the financial times, says: ‘The desirability of sizeable immigration is a matter more of values than of economics. It is not a choice between wealth and poverty, but of the sort of country one desires to inhabit.’

    https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/home-secretary-speech-on-an-immigration-system-that-works-in-the-national-interest

    c4318e5c-ff26-463e-83e3-1b1398dfdcc3-77465cca-7682-4d55-9d61-ea91aba49bd8

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  46. MarkyMark says:

    I think that the more education you have the better you are equipped to be in charge of the legal system and political system. Diane Abbott either proves that this is not so, or that UK schooling, at all levels, is failing its Nation in a most fundamental way.

    The children I teach are indifferent to the adult world. This defies the experience of thousands of years. A close study of what big people were up to was always the most exciting occupation of youth, but nobody wants to grow up these days and who can blame them? Toys are us. … Time for a return to democracy, individuality, and family. I’ve said my piece. Thank you. {naturalchild.org – john gatto – jan1990}

    https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/07/21/weekend-open-thread-155/#comment-854284

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    • JohnC says:

      You can educate a stupid person and give them more knowledge.

      But you can’t make anyone any more clever than they were at the start. Their hand was dealt when they were born. Abbot got 8-high, same as Lammy.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        The system doesn’t want people thinking much at all – yet alone to much – bread and circuses – has always been . Call the informed or intelligent ‘swots – boffins – anoraks ‘ to try to demean them
        I went to an ‘okay ‘ school for my area of London – but I paid a price for being in the top classes….
        I’m sure it’s got worse – but at least those iPhone act as a better distraction …

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  47. MarkyMark says:

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  48. MarkyMark says:

    Africa Eye: Racism for sale

    Africa Eye: Racism for sale
    Close
    In February 2020 a shocking video began to circulate on Chinese social media. A group of African children are being instructed, by a voice off-camera, to chant phrases in Chinese. The kids repeat the words with smiles and enthusiasm — but they don’t understand that what they’re being told to say is ” I am a black monster and my IQ is low.”

    The clip ignited outrage in China and beyond. But no-one ever answered some crucial questions: why was this filmed? Where was it shot? Who made it?

    These questions send BBC Africa Eye reporters Runako Celina and Henry Mhango on a journey into a Chinese video-making industry that exploits vulnerable children across the continent.

    Investigative reporters: Runako Celina and Henry Mhango

    Producer: Chiara Francavilla

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-61764466

    …..

    Persecution of people with albinism (sometimes abbreviated PWA[1]) is based on the belief that certain body parts of albinistic people can transmit magical powers. Such superstition is present especially in some parts of the African Great Lakes region, it has been promulgated and exploited by witch doctors and others who use such body parts as ingredients in rituals, concoctions and potions with the claim that their magic will bring prosperity to the user (muti or medicine murder).[2]

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  49. tomo says:

    American police departments are going to have to deal with an epidemic of politically driven SWAT-ing in the run-up to the November mid-terms…

    Latest victim:

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    • StewGreen says:

      Tomo, I’ll summarise that
      Isn’t the Antifa tactic of SWATting a form of terrorism ?
      I watched that vid on Sunday morning

      #1 Antifa types have this trick to attack their political enemies
      They phone in fake police reports ..that you have a bomb plan, or that you are beating your wife.
      They do it in such a way that the police take it seriously
      and send a SWAT team to your house ..that’ SWATting you

      #2 Tim Pool was broadcasting live when his home was SWAred for the 12th time
      So he dealt with the police and kept the livestream going

      #2 Jeremy runs The Quartering channel on Youtube
      He saw an opportunity for PR. Superchats form a large part of Tim Pool’s prog , so Jeremy kept donating so kept getting his own channel mentioned
      Tim doesn’t mind cos they are friends

      #3 Someone watching Tim became aware of Jeremy’s big part
      So decides to SWAT Jeremy’s house
      Suddenly Jeremy’s wife get a phone call from police
      They obviously think Jeremy is holding her hostage
      So she tells Jeremy

      #4 When she tells police it’s OK they say they need to be sure, they trick him to opening the door and then enter the property
      A thing he had expressly forbidden as i his right under US law
      They throw him to the ground and cuff him
      They then grab his wife and cuff her
      They treat him as a criminal
      except due to his protests another officer turn up
      and actually recognises him
      This time they believe his wife is innocent so then release her 2 minutes after cuffing her
      But it takes a while before h is released.

      The Americans perspective is that the SWATting problem is all about them, that one of them is going to get accidentally shot by police one day.
      They don’t appear to recognise a bigger problem, that, the police are taking up time on this so are not devoting the time to genuine crime
      Surely one day some innocent will die cos the police are too busy distracted to come to an actual crime.

      In the UK SWATting has been used once against Alex Belfield
      Before that it was probably used against TR sometime
      And since there was a pattern of of police smashing righties doors down at 7am instead of them phoning the people up and telling them to come to the police station to discuss a minor crime, I suspect there was an element of SWATting involved
      I heard of cases where the righties was the kind of person , who would genuinely turn up at a police station if the police requested by phone.
      It looked to me, that after Belfield, SWATting was used against the army veterans PTSD camp at a Bath farm .

      So I ask, Isn’t the Antifa tactic of SWATting a form of terrorism ?
      Instead of debating their political opponents, the Antifa-types are using SWATTing as *physical intimidation* technique to stop righties from speaking freely.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatting

      Mumsnet’s co-founder suffers ‘swatting attack’ – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33985706
      – 12 Apr 2017 : British man charged after US gamer is shot by Swat police …https://www.independent.co.uk

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