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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  1. MarkyMark says:

    The Judge also dismissed Cadwalladr’s bluster from when she was trying to frame the case as a “freedom of the press” issue, that this was a SLAPP suit:

    9. Ms Cadwalladr has repeatedly labelled this claim a SLAPP suit, that is a strategic lawsuit against public participation, designed to silence and intimidate her. Although, for the reasons I have given, Mr Banks’s claim has failed, his attempt to seek vindication through these proceedings was, in my judgment, legitimate. In circumstances where Ms Cadwalladr has no defence of truth, and her defence of public interest has succeeded only in part, it is neither fair nor apt to describe this as a SLAPP suit.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Marky – so who gets to play the scatty lefty journo in the movie motion picture ? And who gets the baddie gig for Mr Banks ?

      – I’ve guessed it Lawrence Fox plays Aaron Banks – thandi nootun gets the cadwalada gig – special appearance by thr ginger growler as ‘defence lawyer ‘…


      • MarkyMark says:

        My Son Hunter is an upcoming biographical drama film centered on the life of Hunter Biden. Directed by Robert Davi, the film stars Laurence Fox, Gina Carano and John James.
        Starring: Laurence Fox; Gina Carano; John Ja…
        Directed by: Robert Davi
        Produced by: Phelim McAleer; Ann McElhinney;

        My Son Hunter – Wikipedia


      • MarkyMark says:

        First photos show British actor Laurence Fox as the Hunter Biden with white powder on his nose | Daily Mail Online


    • BurnaTyreForGreta says:

      But he was awarded no damages , he left now own the courts.


  2. MarkyMark says:

    Don’t cry for me Argentina ….

    Falkland Islands: Loss echoes across Argentina 40 years on
    By Katy Watson
    BBC South America correspondent, Ushuaia, Argentina

    Published12 hours ago

    The history of the islands has been shaped by so many factors: foreign powers, local ties and of course war. The dispute between the two countries makes you question how you define a nation, through land and people. But more than that, this debate also challenges who has the power in the world – what effect colonialism had – and for so many still has.

    how you define a nation – BBC hates nations.


  3. MarkyMark says:

    “Sometimes we feel the British authorities keep treating Argentina as if we were still a non-democratic government,” said Guillermo Carmonas, the Malvinas Minister. He singles out Boris Johnson’s Christmas address to the islanders in which he said the UK remained committed to protecting them, remembering what happened when Argentina surrendered in 1982.

    “It put us in a position of belligerence – one that we are not in.”


    Is Argentina a poor country?
    Argentina is the third-largest country in South America with a population of 45.4 million people. A melting pot of ethnicities and a perfect blend between Latin-American and South European customs and traditions. Nevertheless, Argentina has a high poverty rate, rising year after year.5 Mar 2022

    melting pot
    perfect blend

    Out of 152 countries surveyed, Argentina was named the 145th least corrupt, meaning that only seven countries in the world were more corrupt according to the WEF.


  4. tomo says:



    Feeling like 2000 again


  5. Fedup2 says:

    World at One

    Is it just me ? Do they really not realise are bad and how quickly economic circumstances are changing for the worse?

    You can feel it in the air – in supermarkets – the government is long behind any curve – as it seems is the BBC – single mums struggling on a packet of crisps a day ( yeah right ) …. Emotive crap aimed at worse case when we are just at the start .

    Apparently the hand out of taxpayers (own) money will be x6 portions of £60 per household starting in October – at current rates I don’t think people will notice much … bit like the nonsense 5p fuel rate cut ….


  6. andyjsnape says:

    Managed to find this hidden away on the bBC website..
    Starmer investigated by standards watchdog over late gift registrations

    But constant PM bashing continues and the bBC even opens these to HYS comments, to allow the plebs that agree with the beeb to go on and on. The bBC really do want rid of the elected PM!


  7. BRISSLES says:

    Ok, so out of the original 31 allotted to go to Rwanda, 20 have had their tickets cancelled, thus leaving 11 to fly out.

    WHY have 20 had their tickets cancelled ? its not being made clear. If they arrived in a boat like the 11 then what’s the problem ???

    As for the protestors, they could be avoided by heading out in the early hours in blacked out vans to the airport.


    • MarkyMark says:

      About us
      The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure.

      The suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last year had been rescued from the Libyan civil war by the Royal Navy. Salman Abedi detonated a home-made bomb in the foyer of the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017 as concert-goers, many of them children, were leaving the venue.31 Jul 2018


      • harry142857 says:

        Two year anniversary in one weeks time on 20th June.

        Coincides with the start of National Refugee Week showcasing their contribution.

        Reading stabbings: Three people dead after Forbury Gardens attack

        Three people have died and three more have been seriously injured after stabbings in a park in Reading, police confirmed.

        A 25-year-old man from Reading has been arrested on suspicion of murder after being detained at the scene.

        The attack happened at Forbury Gardens at about 19:00 BST where several people were stabbed.

        Police are not currently treating the incident as terror-related, but counter terrorism officers were called.

        Security sources have told the BBC a man arrested at the scene is thought to be Libyan.

        Home affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford said he had been told the man had previously been in prison in the UK for a relatively minor conviction, not a terrorism offence.

        Man = overstayer, failed asylum seeker with a record of violence, drug dealing, threatening a security guard with a broken bottle when caught shoplifting and more.


  8. digg says:

    The BBC getting all tearful and sympathetic about the poor Argentinians having an island off their coast colonised by the UK many years ago then getting a dusting trying to invade it to take it over..

    “In the 21st Century, the English must be ashamed of themselves for having a colony,” Argentina’s President, Alberto Fernandez, told the BBC in an interview. “It’s disgusting to think that, disgusting. It’s stolen land. They are usurped lands and oppressed people.”

    And that quote came straight out of the mouth of a President of Argentina who is obviously a descendent of the Spanish or Portuguese who colonised huge swathes of South America hundreds of years ago and have no intention of moving out any time soon.

    That and the fact that Argentina has never ruled the Falkland Islands makes his comments worthless. How can this man accuse the UK of “having a colony” when he is the living embodiment of a Colonial Spanish or Portuguese power from hundreds of years ago?

    Plus the Islanders he describes as “Oppressed People” voted 99% to remain under British rule, oppressed my arse!

    The BBC reporter obviously never went into those aspects!

    Or is it that only the British are fair game to be called colonisers disparagingly? I guess to the BBC they are!


    • micknotmike says:

      Not necessarily my point of view, but I can imagine Russia saying that large swathes of their land were annexed and became part of “Ukraine” in the early 1950s. I’ll pass an opinion when I hear more than one side of that story.


      • StewGreen says:

        Almost 90% of Russia is colonised lands
        They have no right to the tribal lands of Siberia that stretch to the Pacific
        China is the same ..The west gave up their colonies China and Russia have kept theirs.


        • micknotmike says:

          Thanks Stew, that’s mighty interesting. I’m not leading up to some sarcastic remark, but offering genuine thanks. It’s only in my later years that world events and more recent history has been of any interest to me. When I was at school all I remember from history is that one bloke burnt some cakes and another got an arrow in his eye. If they had been talking about kennedy, vietnam, or anything in the last 100 years I would probably have paid attention. Geography is the same, all i know is that most of the earth (Including the seas, presumably) is covered in something called tundra.


    • Doublethinker says:

      It’s 400 miles off the Argie coast!


  9. andyjsnape says:

    Life after Guantanamo: ‘We are still in jail’

    You have to feel sorry for them, the victims that is!


    • MarkyMark says:

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended the government’s apology and settlement for Omar Khadr, saying his rights had to be defended.

      “The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects all Canadians, every one of us, even when it is uncomfortable,” Mr. Trudeau said at the end of the Group of 20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. “This is not about the detail of the merits of the Khadr case. When the government violates any Canadian’s charter rights we all end up paying for it.”

      This week, the government officially apologized to Mr. Khadr for the role Canadian security officials played in the abuses he suffered as a teenage prisoner of the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The apology came days after Ottawa paid $10.5-million to Mr. Khadr to settle a $20-million lawsuit he filed over violations to his rights as a Canadian citizen.


  10. StewGreen says:

    R4 Drama : 7 episodes about the oil industry (Repeat from 2015)
    Do you think they will be positive ?
    “The Price of Oil season of factual dramas explores the history of oil – and the price we’ve paid for it. It takes us from 1951 to 2045, and around the world from Iran to Alaska, Libya, Nigeria, Turkmenistan, Washington and onto Scotland’s offshore rigs, to explore the role oil has played in shaping our world.”
    Ep 1 Family descended from Eskimos
    The woman works for BP, her brother bizarrely is an anti-oil activist
    she thinks the oil corps have had him murdered.


  11. MarkyMark says:

    France to be kicked out of the EU due to it’s citizens fleeing to racist UK to escape Macron’s persecutions??!!!


  12. taffman says:

    “UK farmers turn to Nepal and Tajikistan for fruit pickers”

    Why don’t they use the hundreds of thousands of ‘idle hands’ of the freeloaders that have already come across the Channel.
    I understand that there is a ‘cover up’ of numbers those that are already here and are landing now .
    The French and the EU are laughing their socks off at the weak and febrile government in charge of a once great country. Expect more dumping on our shores ………….


    • MarkyMark says:

      DWP benefits by number of claimants at February 2021
      Benefit Number of claimants
      Personal Independence Payment 2,663,000
      Employment and Support Allowance 1,846,000
      Attendance Allowance 1,493,000
      Pension Credit 1,447,000


    • MarkyMark says:

      Uzbek cotton is free from systemic child labour and forced labour
      Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country has succeeded in eradicating systemic forced labour and systemic child labour during the 2021 cotton production cycle, according to new ILO findings.–en/index.htm


    • MarkyMark says:

      The Home Office has lost track of over 600,000 foreign nationals who should have left the UK, a critical new report has revealed. The immigration watchdog revealed the figure as Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration David Bolt accused the department of ‘over-promising’ when setting out plans for exit checks.29 Mar 2018


  13. taffman says:

    “Energy and food drive US inflation to highest for 40 years”
    “Fears for UK economy grow as higher prices bite”
    Who is running the country , the PM or his wife?


  14. Thoughtful says:

    I see the UK pound is in freefall against the US dollar, soon to hit the strategically important $1.2 as it slides towards parity.

    These slides make all imposts more expensive such as oil and gas plus imported food. The reasons for it are many fold, the strengthening Dollar, an inept dithering governor of the Bank of England, and Prime Minister seemingly unconcerned by high inflation figures, and throwing public money around like the good Socialist he is.

    If he doesn’t get a grip of this situation very soon we as a country are going to find ourselves in a very dark financial hole we might not be able to climb out of.
    Even the CBI are warning that unless action is taken soon the situation might be irrecoverable.


    • StewGreen says:

      The UK needs to sell pounds to pay for the Oil/gas we import
      so of course our currency falls.
      Get fracking !


      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew – it goes to my view about the dire status of the national economy .

        A lot is made of savings built by families during covid which started to be released at the end of covid before Ukraine started ….
        ….I wonder what the effect on those savings is now -? Are they being eroded by increasing living costs ? What is the erosion of fixed low interest mortgage rates ?

        With the pound falling against the dollar pushing up petrol prices and tax income yet again I can only think that ‘peak employment ‘ is Now and the recession will kick in at the end of summer …

        Sorry to be miserable again but the government has nowhere near a grip – the Bank of England is just becoming a joke and the remedy to inflation is going to be really painful –
        Then add strikes


  15. taffman says:

    “UK judges refuse Rwanda asylum flight appeal”
    How invaders coming in and already here ?
    How many going out ?


  16. StewGreen says:

    Spiked Online’s Brendan O’Neill says Pride has become about celebrating all sexualities – even those that are “obviously perverted and degraded”

    Stop Forcing People To Celebrate Pride
    Ruined Leon

    Postmates SLAMMED Over Insanely Explicit Ad About Adult Gay Activity
    Dunno about that ad
    .. It’s American so I don’t really understand it
    We do have innuendo in British culture but I don’t think sexual positions are in referred to in adverts


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC THREE FOR KIDS. “Persephone embraced Islam”

      Growing up in Yorkshire, Persephone Rizvi was a self-professed party girl. She lived for the weekend nightlife: drink, boys and fun – in any order. But it all got too much and something needed to change. Five years ago, Persephone embraced Islam, finding a solution to her problems. But in leaving her old life behind – swapping parties for a life of reflection and her stud-pressed stilettos for a headscarf – she also cut off ties with the close friends she grew up with, disappearing without so much as a word.

      Seven years on, Persephone’s settled into her new life as a Muslim and is back in her hometown of Huddersfield. But for her, one thing remains unresolved: closure with the old friends she cut off when she converted (or ‘reverted’ as Muslims term it). In this unique and moving documentary, the cameras follow Persephone as she reaches out to her old friends. It’s no simple matter. Can she resolve the issues which soured some of her friendships and have been left festering over time; can she overcome deep nerves to meet the people she once called her ‘ride and dies’ and then cut off without a word.

      Exploring friendship, faith and growing up, ultimately Persephone has to ask a simple question: she and her friends may have moved on – but can they get on?


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC THREE.

      Do you know your Pride history?

      June celebrates Pride Month with the LGBTQ+ community around the world, but do you know your Pride history? 🌈

      Find out more about Pride Month with Newsround’s Guide and then test your knowledge with this quiz.


  17. MarkyMark says:


    A boy is whatever feels right to you.

    *** girl

    4. Let’s break out of it!
    You know, being a boy doesn’t mean you have to look like a ‘tough guy’ to be seen. Let’s break out of the habit of labelling what it means to be a boy – from being strong, not showing emotion and being forceful. You can be caring and strong by being honest with your feelings. A boy is whatever feels right to you. Also, it can be important for your mental health to show emotions and not have to act tough all the time.

    Not all girls are the same and neither are boys! You know, boys can wear pink and do whatever they like. There are no fixed rules in how to be. You’ll feel happier by being yourself because that’s the only person you can be.


  18. StewGreen says:

    Cadwalladr case is strange
    AFAIK It’s not that he merely said a false thing
    we all do that sometimes when we trip up
    It’s that she wouldn’t apologise and correct the record
    I wonder if there will be an appeal ?


  19. MarkyMark says:

    MOVIE IN 5,4,3,2,1….. Amber Heard speaks about social media ‘hate and vitriol’ of Johnny Depp trial


    The ongoing legal battle between former spouses Amber Heard and Johnny Depp has yielded a plethora of information, as both sides have made major assertions about the other. This week marks a major development for the defamation case, as Amber Heard has taken to the stand to be cross examined. Thus far, she’s been questioned about a few topics, one of which is the infamous pooping incident. Depp previously alleged that Heard was responsible for the feces, but she’s now offered up quite a theory for how the poop ended up in the bed that the two once shared.


    • Guest Who says:

      Defamation appears tricky to pin down.

      Certainly the act, consequences and penalties come across as an exercise in the legal establishment making it up as it goes along, with a very invested media estate chipping in.

      Mr. Depp’s career undoubtedly suffered as a result of claims by Ms. Heard that were deemed unfounded.

      Now crazy cat lady is confirmed as defaming for reasons of crazy cat ladyness, but as she is part of the gutter media world that is just hunky dory.


      Some may ask if doors are open for a free for all, but there is a sneaking suspicion it is, again, a one way street.


      • Guest Who says:

        Seems at best… convoluted logic.


        • Doublethinker says:

          IThe domination of the law by leftists/ globalists on both sides of the Atlantic has been amply demonstrated in recent weeks by the Cadwalladr and Sussman findings. In both cases the law has been turned inside out by the judiciary to allow blatantly guilty defendants to go free. If the defendants had been on the right they would have certainly been guilty and the harshest penalty imposed.
          Once again we have a crystal clear demonstration that we live in a country where the rule of law does not apply.
          We also know from the ongoing struggle for Brexit that the democratic will of the majority can be overturned by the liberal elite. We also know that Trump was denied a second term by a combination of non stop lying by the MSM and election rigging.

          Rule of law and pluralistic democracy are the twin foundations upon which western civilisation was built . These foundations have crumbled and the demise of the civilisation that stood atop them will not be far behind.


  20. Guest Who says:

    Making things up is very bbc now.


  21. Guest Who says:

    So far Ros seems to have managed to mirror Spingster.

    Without the other attributes.


  22. Guest Who says:

    The inability of BBC News to get on anyone bar Labour folk who say beastly things about Boris is explained.

    Not excused.


  23. Foscari says:

    I feel so sorry for you outside the BBC London Region. We
    have a series four times a day for the last five years,
    that you cant even see on Netflix. It’s the Grenfell Programme.
    You may ask is it like anything else you have seen on TV
    or film. I suppose in a way it’s a bit like the film
    ” Groundhog Day”. We see the same events being repeated day after day.
    But of course it’s the terrible disaster of the fire that destroyed
    so many lives. However the elephant in the room , which
    cannot be mentioned . Is the fact that many of the flats were be sub let illegally . And nobody knows how many souls were
    really killed because some of the flats were swamped with
    poor folk.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Foscari, is not the other scandal of Grenfell the fact that the cladding was replaced according to EU rules and had passed EU fire safety standards but had not been checked by the organisation that oversees building materials in the UK. I used to know the name of it which would have tripped of my lips or been typed in an instant; is it the Building Standards Research Council or something like that?


  24. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news
    straight into PRasNews for the “NHS needs BLACK blood donors”
    7 mins
    The first bit they had to visit a white person
    maybe cos there aren’t enough black people in our area to film.

    The reporter SallySimpson didn’t tweet her story
    Instead her pinned tweet is a HATE tweet against Trump
    Then her most recent activity is a retweet from June 6th that implies she is excited that Boris could lose the leadership vote.


  25. StewGreen says:

    Item #2 The Govt’s new food plan
    No actual Tory spoke, but we got a short clip of the Labour guy opposing it.

    Item #3 Covid is rising, scare story.

    Item #4 PR for the family of Cory killed by a black guy 1 year ago.. BBC did it yesterday.


  26. Fedup2 says:

    Very Sad News -twitter reports that BBC Far Lefty Paul Mason had failed to
    Make the shortlist for some one party state labour constituency ….
    Off to classic fM with the rest of the comrades eh?

    Bit to white and male for Labour these days .
    Hows Kier and the durham inquiry ? Christmas is coming…


  27. Fedup2 says:

    Back to the economy – big sell off in the US because they show no ability or desire to control inflation – presumably to reduce the value of the dollar .

    Now I know nothing about ‘bitcoin ‘ but I heard that one `US broker froze trading in it in the early hours of today – 2008 ?again ?


    • Thoughtful says:

      One certain trader said if bitcoin falls below $20K it’s probably going to collapse taking the other cryptos with it.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Thoughtful – do you know anything about this stuff ? Would it feed through to the real markets ? Just asking because I have no idea …

        Having seen the ‘margin call ‘,movie ( recommended again ) I worry when I hear any outfit announcing it is stopping trading something ….

        Wonder if the fall is the day before the Next Big Crash ….


        • Thoughtful says:

          Margin call was a great film, based on Lehman brothers collapse I believe.

          Crypto is unlikely to affect ‘real’ markets. Many traders appear to hold it in disdain because it’s not backed by anything other than hubris. It’s fallen to around £3000 when the Covid first hit and would have given great returns for anyone brave enough to have bought into it at that stage.

          Remember that it’s a global ‘investment’ so it can’t easily be linked to one countries stock exchange, but the reason for its fall this time is much more structural – no one has any money to spend.

          The crypto and ‘real markets’ appear to be falling together with only Gold coming out holding its value.

          Royal mint is a good place for investors to buy into it if you have some cash to speculate with.


          • Fedup2 says:

            Thoughtful – thanks – I understand that a theatre version of that saga just won a lot of Toni’s in NY … I think I will stick to putting my 20p each way on the gg s …


  28. Fedup2 says:

    GBNews –
    Farage interviewing lawyers about the invasion of Blighty by the third world .
    Withdraw from the ECHR – any treaty which enables these …people …. To land in – and remain in – the UK – Farage wants brexit version 2 to solve this …

    My barbed wire fence idea along the English Channel – linked to wind farms is also worth a go —- it must be stopped –

    Same with false student visas and the enemy within the `home Office …


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Talking about Ground Hog Day:
      Cost of living: Going without food to feed my baby

      Are the BBC DELIBERATELY trolling us now?


      • Fedup2 says:

        I heard this on the radio – a packet of crisps for the day ? Maybe she’d do better buying a potato …. If she knows what a potato is ….


        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, baked potato, maybe 25p. Or less. Can of baked beans, 22p. Use one third for brunch, one third on slice of toast (or bread) for supper. One third in ‘frige’ for later in week. Cost 7p. Lunch for 32p, supper 12p. Iceland do the best part of a kilo of sweetcorn for £1. Think it is 900g. There’s nine side-dishes for 11p a time. Maybe squeeze a twelth out for 8.5p a side. Broccoli @ 52p provides 4 more adult ‘sides’ for just 13p a go. Am guessing that the lady doesn’t know much ‘Home Economics’ as it was called in my secondary school days.

          Methinks the lady doth complain too much.

          Methinks the BBC have ulterior motive behind the story.


          • Fedup2 says:

            Up2 – yes I know – the worst thing is – we are only at the start of this …. The economy is so frail that even labour using the money tree will be too much …


      • StewGreen says:

        “OUR Our latest piece”
        You can guess the reporter’s Twitter output, Grenfell, anti-Boris etc

        That mother seem to have twice my weight
        and no father of the baby in sight .. “Single mum”


        • StewGreen says:

          How did the BBC accidentally bump into that Jyndi ?
          We can see aired her on Women’ Hour this morning
          New research from the Young Women’s Trust paints a bleak picture for many young women as they come out of the pandemic and into the cost of living crisis, with young mums experiencing particular disadvantages. We hear from young mums Charlotte and Jyndi, and speak to Claire Reindorp CEO of the Young Woman’s Trust.”

          So this story look like PR for the Young Women’s Trust

          Is that her in YWT Facebook photos ?
          Or above Nadia Whittome MP in this photo ? Hang on that person has the name tag “Georgia”


          • Fedup2 says:

            Stew – good point – and The Young Woman’s Trust ‘ … is an organisation / charity …. Which is linked to the BBC … by … ?

            From the Young Woman’s Trust website

            Young Women’s Trust stands up for equality for young women in the UK. They do this by carrying out policy research, campaigning for change and reaching out to young women across the UK, helping them get skills and opportunities to speak truth to power. They hold women at the heart of what they do and want to get women’s experiences understood by the government.ENDs

            Marxism isn’t mentioned but I didn’t dig deep – the ‘staff ‘ will give up the truth …

            Good propaganda though – 6/10


          • StewGreen says:

            Bet YWT pay their CEO a lot
            They are advertising for a media manager £40K+

            YWT used to be called the YWCA ie offshoot of the YMCA
            They run at a huge loss but have a huge investment fund
            In 2018 Their CEO had a salary of £87K


      • BRISSLES says:

        Shoulda thought a bit more about having a baby . So she can’t afford a tin of soup and a slice of toast then. Or 6 eggs and a pack of bacon.

        Bet she has a mobile phone though.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Do you notice there is no mention of ‘the family ‘ ? Grandparents – brothers – sisters – uncles and aunts ?

          Does BBC world not have these ? Is it the State or Nothing ?

          I’ll obviously discount the ‘baby father ‘ because there is a rebuttable presumption that he is a ‘wrong un ‘ … inside / unknown / MP / Islamic terrorist with AQ …


        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          Bris, if she was living on a tin of soup, a loaf of bread, 6 eggs and a pack of bacon a day, she’d still be half the size she is… which suggests, rather than ‘not eating’ so baby can, she’s actually eating rather a lot… It’s the lies that really irk me, and there’s no denying these ‘not eating’ people are rather well fed, all things considered!

          Some years back my wife had a nasty case of ‘flu, and couldn’t eat much more than soup and toast for about three weeks, she lost well over a stone and was visibly shrunken. It doesn’t take long of ‘not eating’ for it to show, and not one of these ‘starving’ people shown by the BBC has been anything other than obese yet.


    • Thoughtful says:

      We can’t exactly withdraw from the ECHR especially when countries like Russia are signatory to it, but the question is how could a country like Russia be a signatory when it causes so much harm in the UK?

      It’s the way the corrupt BLiar implemented it as superior to British law, when everyone else made it as trivial as ‘advisory’, and so people like Vladimir Putin can receive an adverse judgement shrug his shoulders and say “we hear your advice” and then ignore it.

      All we need to do is to implement it in the same way – advisory only – problem solved.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I had to study the ECHR in my law days – origins – post WW2 – we wrote it – I couldn’t give a damn – pull out of that – delete the HRA ..
        Nut nut wouldn’t do it with an 80 majority – ok – he’d lose 40 or 50 really lefty Tory types but still get it through – Carrie wouldn’t let him …


        • Thoughtful says:

          The “living instrument” clause is the damage causer, but diplomatically we would lose a lot of capital if we now withdrew completely with critics suggesting the UK wasn’t interested in Human Rights, and that we had become worse than Russia. You can imagine the field day the BBC and other assorted lefties would have with it.

          So a simple quite change of importance would mean the difference between a liberal judge saying “You must house these migrants in 4 Star hotels” and the government having to do it, changing to yeah well we hear what you say but we’re not going to do that because of the cost of it. Just like every other European country does.

          Appearanced maintained – context utterly different as a result.


  29. Fedup2 says:

    Tennis fan ? Here is one from the DT about Susan Barker – it’s by St Des Lynam of TV fame

    STARTS What happens when the wrinkles come?”

    It was a question posed by Sue Barker to the then BBC Head of Sport, Jonathan Martin.

    She had just signed up with the Beeb and was clearly already looking ahead but dealing with the matter of women ageing in television in her witty and waspish way. Thirty years on, the wrinkles still haven’t come but Sue is going. Her fans can be thankful they will benefit at least from one more year of her sunny disposition at Wimbledon, of her knowledge of tennis and her deep understanding of the emotions of winning and losing. I have never met anyone who has a bad word to say about our Sue. In the world of television that is rare.

    My old colleague, the late Gerry Williams, had been singing Sue’s praises for some time because he had worked with her on satellite TV for a good while and saw her comfort in front of the camera. She had been offered a renewal of her contract there but hung on without signing because she had heard rumours there might be other options.

    The BBC bosses caught on and Sue was duly signed up. I suspect at the time that her actual role was unspecified, as that was how the sports department worked. They never made promises they might not be able to keep. But soon they realised they had a rare talent on their hands and Sue was pitched right into the Wimbledon highlights show, which involved being at the Championships from early morning until the programme went out live, usually at around 10.30 at night in those days.

    Anyone who thinks that presenting Wimbledon is a doddle – and many do – it’s actually exhausting. You have to be on top of the matches being played and the history of the players, all the while keeping your wits about you as you find yourself broadcasting on two or more channels, trying not to repeat yourself. Eating and personal matters have to be fitted in when you can. It’s probably an extremely unhealthy way of spending a fortnight.

    Back in 2017, Sue had had a pretty daunting year. She was covering other sports as well and she was exhausted. So she went to see her boss Philip Bernie on the last day of that year’s Championships when Roger Federer had just been crowned men’s champion and she quit there and then. She meant it. She had been thinking about it for some time and there was no going back. It shocked the BBC management to the core. They had been losing some of their sporting assets for some time. Now if they lost Sue it would mean another opportunity for their critics to put the boot in. They reduced her time on air and began to take a little more care of their prize broadcaster.

    With some considerable relief, they persuaded her to change her mind, for which the viewers are truly thankful. Less thankful was Sue herself when they took A Question of Sport, a programme she really loved, away from her after she had been at the helm for some 24 years. I constantly hear from viewers that the show has not improved for the changes. My first experience of working with Sue was when the BBC decided to draft her into Sports Personality of the Year, a particularly difficult programme to do. If you hear the closing titles and haven’t made some kind of mess-up along the way, you’ve had a result.

    Well, I’ve worked with some nervous broadcasters in my time and I’ve suffered from the old dry throat myself on occasions, but Sue that night was shaking with nerves. I saw it, and our co-presenter Steve Rider saw it. But I’m pretty certain the live audience in the studio and certainly the viewers at home just saw a young lady in complete control and smiling her way through. Sue had turned pro and embarked on her second great career.ENDS

    personally I could care less – I’d like Sky to buy all sport and put another nail in the BBC


  30. BRISSLES says:

    Have I heard right ? amongst those protesting at the deportation of migrants to Africa was a deputation from Border Control staff !!!!!

    Eh ???


    • Fedup2 says:

      Brissles – the border force union helped fund the legal action against the government . As I’ve said here before – end the ‘border force ‘ push all responsibility onto the military – whether they like it or not …

      There is talk tonight that if there is a Rwanda flight on Tuesday it will go from either Gatwick or stansted .
      I am sure ( maybe ) that this is just disinformation when in truth it will go from an RAF base ….
      But civil disorder at holiday airports —— … blocked runways … maybe it’s a big government plan – I doubt it …


  31. Jeff says:

    I’ve just watched some of GB News and seen a snippet of the cringing, gut wrenching, cowardly capitulation made by the cinema manager to the third world unwashed, bearded Muslim mob, telling them he won’t be showing this film they object to and agreeing with their grievance. It made my toes curl.

    Let’s just try and put this into perspective. At the census of 2011 the Muzzie population of Blighty was 2.7 million. Christ only knows how many of the bastards are here now, but they’re still a relatively small minority. What will this country be like when they reach 10 million…and believe me it ain’t going to take long…
    This country will be intolerable. We’re not standing up to them and they only ever respect strength. Precious little of that to be seen.

    On reflection, can we really blame this pathetic sod for his cowardice? I mean, who’s going to stand up for him? The politicians? Don’t make me laugh. The police? Oh please…this lot are far too busy pansying about in their rainbow painted, nancy-boy, cars to get involved in something like this. They might show up and do a fancy dance, but that would be about it.

    The Sunni and Shia, third world hysteria is only going to get worse. Absolutely no need for it to happen, because we didn’t need to let them in. We were warned.

    Enoch, we need you…


    • Fedup2 says:

      You made a naive assumption that the Census was anything near accurate. Why would the third world fill out a form ? Unless for benefit fraud ?

      I think we are at that 10 million number already .
      The civil service is so infiltrated that the question will not be asked yet alone answered …


      • Jeff says:

        No, I fully realise that the census couldn’t take in all the illegals that have been flooding in for yonks and therefore the figures will be greater than the official figures.

        However, we get an inflated view of their real number because they all mob together in enclaves and make a lot of bloody noise.

        One thing I am sure of…

        They’re more trouble than they’re worth.


        • Fedup2 says:

          The assumption that Blighty needed to be ‘enriched ‘ has always got me . It was the fog used by multi culturalist vermin to undermine the cohesion of Blighty for their own ends – and any objection – however – slight was / is crushed by the eternal slander of ‘racist ‘.

          Now we just have various tribes supporting and strengthening their own .


    • Wild Bill says:

      When they reach 20% of the population we have had it.


  32. theisland says:

    The film cancellation was also covered by Mark Steyn in another great show on GBN.
    He included more about potential covid vaccine injuries (Justin Bieber), from 29:30.
    Apparently Trudeau has tested positive for the 3rd time.
    Neil Oliver was mentioning Spanish elites getting faux vaccines and passes the other day here. It would be no surprise to me if Trudeau himself has only had saline injections.


  33. digg says:

    Boris urgently needs to cull the home office of these creeps who seek to undermine this Country and act against the will of the overwhelming proportion of it’s citizens..

    How the hell did these people ever get into the UK home office other than to usurp the will of the British people for leftist ideals?

    Boris…a clean sweep is needed and fast.

    Save this Country from these warped individual sleepers who are hell bent on destroying our country and it’s democracy. There should never be political activists at the heart of a public organisation that in theory exists to protect our Country from what can only be seen as infiltration by a foreign power. And that power is the Globalists who wish to see Sovereign nations destroyed and particularly the UK.


  34. tomo says:

    The Basket of Deplorables

    “Worst attack on Amurika since the Civil War”


    • Fedup2 says:

      Tomo – thank you – this one was worth watching all the way through the 15 minutes – and then watching again – america is becoming scared and scary ….

      If Fox News was British – it would be gone – or more likely – never got an OFCOM licence …
      Free speech eh?


  35. StewGreen says:

    If BBC Woman’s Hour just tweeted this at 10:30pm
    so that looks like POLTICAL campaigning to me


    • StewGreen says:

      BTW the Young Womens Trust themselves tweeted this
      Young women on benefits are struggling *more than ever*to get by.

      Our survey findings show they are more likely to be in debt and are the most negatively affected financially by the rising cost of living. Find out more:

      *more than ever* ..I don’t think so
      That is gas lighting . We know our ancestors struggled more
      particularly during war time

      “struggling” .. I’ve been to lots of countries where the struggle for a lot of poor people is way more than the UK today.

      Paradoxically the people are usually a lot happier that British people


      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Why just young WOMEN, aren’t young men ‘suffering’ equally?

        If not, why not? Don’t we live in one of the countries with the most equality between genders in the world?

        ‘Struggling’ is subjective, I guess Stew, in 99% of the world it would mean barely scraping enough together to keep a corrugated tin roof over your head and buy a handful of rice a day, here it seems to mean unable to buy the latest iPhone and a year old, big, white BMW (but, still able to stuff your face with chocolate, until you’re 20 stone, and then claim to be ‘starving’).


  36. tomo says:

    Ukranian ? propaganda




    • JohnC says:

      The European ‘toy’ armies with the weapons to nullify Russias tanks so they now have to arrange massive artillery barrages to advance.

      In a European war, those artillery pieces would be quickly destroyed just like the tanks.

      The real concern here is that Russia take the Donbas, hold it and start re-arming on the lessons they have learned. For example, Javelins would be no good against a tanks with active protection systems.


  37. BigBrotherCorporation says:

    “YouTube is dying?”

    No, he’s wrong, YouTube is thriving, and VERY popular with young and old alike here in the UK.

    Tiktok is hated outside of China, and (quite rightly) viewed with suspicion by most. The BBC love Tiktok… need I say any more?

    This guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about.


    • tomo says:

      I’d guess reports of YT’s demise are presently overstated – but TikTok is tuned to the short of attention span and their stats are enough to make Alphabet try competing with “shorts” – especially on Android phones – and it’s lame in the same way that MySpace got very lame very quickly.

      All I know is that the relevance of searches has dropped precipitously as Google goes more overtly political – most of the fresh worthwhile content I’ve found recently has been from non YT sources.


  38. JohnC says:

    House of Commons to be ‘menopause friendly’, Speaker Lindsay Hoyle vows

    This is significant because it shows what happens when you pander to activists. Once they have equality, they don’t stop. Once they have equality, they want something else. Whatever they get, it will never be enough. And now they are getting special rules specifically for their benefit. We’ve seen the same already for BAME, especially at the BBC.

    Speaking at an event in Parliament, the Speaker joked that when asked to sign the pledge by Carolyn Harris he “had no choice”, describing the Labour MP as “a force to be reckoned with”.

    The BBC think that is a joke. It most certainly isn’t. If a man was described like that, he would be a bully.

    To me, ‘equality’ means the same rules for everybody.


  39. Zephir says:

    Its worth thinking about:

    You have a job, you get paid as long as you do the job, save the whale, the whale is saved, what next ? prawns ?

    I do occasional unpaid work for an animal charity, the first day i was confronted with a pile of documents, “policies”, so, thats the first financial requirement, to pay these people to sit there and make their own little laws such as “we do not accept any donation of books or dvds that have anything to do with animal training of any kind” and it goes on and on and on, I won’t bore you with it but, thats where the money goes.

    BTW a big debate now about some donated Lps of the Black and White Minstrels FFS

    It does make me wonder how some make the time to be offended whilst stabbing, running county lines drug gangs and rioting and looting, thank goodness for google online calendars with timely reminders.


  40. JohnC says:

    Lysychansk: Russia erasing history in Ukraine’s ‘dead city’

    100% typical BBC report on the war in Ukraine.

    1% news, 99% empathy. It’s how the Left work these days.

    Mind you, it’s nothing compared to how extreme it is with their Leftie brethren in the USA. The ‘trials’ over the Capitol protests are simply stunning : are Americans really so stupid to fall for it ?.

    “If Putin is not stopped, he will move on,” he says. “He will advance to the Baltic countries, to Europe. He will fight, he is a completely deluded man. And he can be stopped only by force.”

    One thing I’ve learned by looking elsewhere for my news is that this is much bigger than Putin. He has the full support of his government and is in fact keeping the hard-liners – who want full mobilisation and a declaration of war – in check.

    I personally don’t believe that Putin has any aspirations beyond Ukraine – and certainly not to conquer Europe. He is simply taking advantage of the atrociously weak West since the rise of the Leftist globalists and how Biden is allowed to run amok without any challenge by the MSM – who are doing it through sheer hatred of Trump and are desperate to prevent him getting back into power.


    • Zephir says:

      Said it weeks ago, just left of the Donbas a buffer zone

      As for Zelensky, he’s made himself very rich. and the most amusing of all this is the bbc supporting nazis when it suites their poor deluded minds

      Just remember the democratically elected president of Ukrain is in exile in Russia


  41. Zephir says:

    The far left biased bbc are in an existential tizzy

    “Ukraine war: ‘If this is true, then I am also a Nazi’


    • JohnC says:

      Classic BBC ‘lie by association’.

      Tell one story then implicitly link it to another to make the reader assume the second party is the same as the first party. That story has no place in that article whatsoever.

      I put that one at 99.5% empathy, 0.5% fact.

      Meanwhile – in a much shorter article – we suddenly find out that the Severodonetsk – the town the Ukrainians had repelled the Russian’s from is suddenly cut off completely and the Ukranians inside isolated !!.

      From another site, I learned that possibly 200 of the 600 fighters trapped there are foreign mercenaries and they are the ones the Russians want to capture. That’s 200 more ‘death sentences’ for the Western media to digest. I wonder how they are going to spin that one.

      I’m becoming increasingly interested to learn elsewhere what is actually going on, then compare it with what I find from the BBC. I cannot even begin to imagine how dreadful it is for the Ukranian soldiers under constant artillery bombardment – but the BBC don’t seem to care about that at all. They think a woman seeing her looted boiler on a tank is more important (and I expect that story is fake).


  42. Zephir says:

    Just imagine turning up at the bbc for your first day :

    “how will we spin this ?”

    “Oh, I thought we were here to report news”


  43. JohnC says:

    Just browsing around this outrage that the ban on gay conversion therapy does not apply to ‘trans’ and thinking to myself there is no wonder Russia now thinks we are too weak to stand up to them.

    Then I looked for any mention of our Muslim friends – who are the absolute worst homophobics there are – by several orders of magnitude. In my search I found an academic paper on the topic so I thought it would be interesting to see how they twist it to blame right-wing white males:

    The paper I read gave us snippets like this:

    ‘a poll undertaken by the ICM which demonstrates that 56% of British Muslims would like homosexuality to be illegal and 42% agreed that homosexuals should not be teachers.’


    ‘There have also been high profile Muslim voices which have demonstrated an intolerance towards same sex-sexuality’

    Then – to my absolute amazement – they wrote this:

    ‘Right-leaning commentators were quick to respond with anti-Muslim rhetoric. Through such news stories and
    responses, Muslim communities are framed as homophobic, which feeds into a wider narrative that Islam and Muslims are incompatible with the ideals of the Western nation states.’

    The conclusion of the report was basically this:

    ‘They portray how racial, ethnic and Islamophobic discrimination intersect to affect how LGBT+ Muslims are otherized within these gay spaces. The particular experience of being an LGBT+ Muslim and how anti-Muslim discrimination become manifested within LGBT+ communities needs further exploration within the British context.’

    And – of course – it has this line in there too:

    ‘This is indicative of the fact that sexual configurations within the gay community are dominantly defined by white, middle-class male populations’

    Stunned by the hypocrisy, I looked for the author and my questions were answered : ‘Hasnan Hussain’ of Cardiff University.

    In you come Vladimir. We deserve it.


  44. tomo says:

    Mostly Peaceful ™


  45. Zephir says:

    After ny experience in Bedford town centre, with a gobshite muslim demanding I change my behaviour and then following me i took a look at what they are really up to:

    Masjid Expansion Project

    Raising money for masjid expansion (click the below button to donate)

    W”e’re Near to Our
    Raising money for masjid expansion

    Bedford’s latest purpose built Masjid with facilities for men, women and children. Including dedicated teaching, burial and prayer facilities for men and women. A modern masjid with energy efficient technologies open to all members of the community.


  46. Zephir says:

    MI5 should be busy


  47. Zephir says:

    “!Jamia Masjid Hanifa Ghousia is available for all Muslims to join in daily congregational prays (Arabic: Ṣalāh, Persian/Urdu: Namaaz). Additionally, the mosque serves the local community as a centre for information, education, social welfare and spiritual guidance.”


  48. Zephir says:

    Welcome to St Mary’s Baldock and St Margaret of Antioch Bygrave
    Two churches, one benefice and a shared faith in Jesus Christ.

    We believe Jesus brings hope and meaning,
    love and acceptance
    to all who follow him,
    and salvation to the whole world.
    Browse our website to discuss more about us.
    We very much hope to see you at some of our events.
    We do our very best to make all who come feel involved and loved by God


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