308 Responses to Start the week 20 June 2022

  1. Doobster78 says:

    Simply superb 👌.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The context there is that yes you can get gotchas against 15 lefty hypocrites
      but you probably filmed 60 lefties and binned 45 vids

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      • taffman says:

        StewGreen
        Would that be an example of something that Al Beeb does all the time?

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        • JohnC says:

          Especially when selecting twitter comments.

          Their standard tactic is:

          Three in favour of their agenda.
          One slightly against.
          One more in favour, contradicting the one against.

          That’s the nearest they get to ‘balanced’.

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        • StewGreen says:

          @Taffman yes I think TV does that all the time
          When we see something extraordinary on TV, the reality we get is not real world reality.
          They go out and film 500 minutes then come back and edit it down to 3 minutes and then it makes an extraordinary item in Attenborough or the news etc.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Mr Gove is going to change the law so that landlords cannot forbid their tenants from keeping pets, so soon these left wing hypocrites will have no excuse, they can all take a pet refugee home with them.

      Seriously, their responses are so instructive. None of them want an unknown stranger living with them, but they are happy for them to be put in someone else’s neighbourhood. Leftists are the most hypocritical scum ever invented.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Media editorial terms need to be understood.

      ‘I don’t have room’ means ‘people are saying we need to take more in. Reportedly.

      Then there is ‘not newsworthy’.

      Apparently.

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  2. Deborah says:

    GB News the other day had on someone who was a Rwandan, and proud of his country. What message does it send to people like him, that his country isn’t good enough for the people who have escaped the dangerous country known as France? Perhaps interviewers could ask the Archbishop, the Prince and the Labour Party what they have against Rwanda.

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    • Scroblene says:

      I wonder if our bloated overseas budget is paying for the Rwandans to do the processing!

      If so, it’s a win-win situation for everyone – we don’t have to have illegals here, the Rwandans get a wedge for their trouble, (one which was put aside originally), and our ‘hard-working’ cervical serpents all ‘working’ from home and with mental problems have to spend time doing some actual work on other issues!

      Probs why Starmer’s bunch of layabouts, Charlie and the BigBish are pissed off.

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  3. Nibor says:

    The rail strikes .

    Should the government do more or allow the chaos in trying to face down the unions ?

    So asks the BBC .

    Is that impartial?

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  4. StewGreen says:

    Twitter watch
    BBC East Yorks and Lincs @looknorthBBC
    2:44pm Sunday
    VIDEO : Black hair care: ‘I can’t find a hairdresser that will cut my hair’

    Midnight Friday : a programmed tweet obviously
    VIDEO : the woman who had vaccine phobia has had her first Covid jab
    Propaganda of course
    ( BTW I’m triple jabbed and got over Covid in 72 hours)

    7:38 PM · Jun 17,
    A lack of hairdressers in Hull capable of cutting and styling Afro-textured hair has left one woman travelling up to 100 miles to find a stylist

    6:26 PM · Jun 14, 2022
    Jenny has a phobia of needles. After weeks of therapy, she found the courage to get her first Covid vaccine.

    Why tweet those two stories twice ?

    That’s not all

    3:21 PM · Jun 14, 2022
    “I couldn’t say needle or injection.” Jenny has a phobia of needles. After weeks of therapy, she found the courage to get her first Covid vaccine.

    Then 3 tweets back in January about Jenny

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  5. Deborah says:

    I think it was mentioned on the previous thread but it would appear that Gordon Brown was all over the papers this weekend. The Saturday Telegraph colour supplement had Gordon’s photo on the cover put through a very kind filter. I understand he was all over The Times too. The Daily Mail on line had an article about him. He may have been on the BBC too but I have avoided it all weekend. He doesn’t seem to have written a book. I just have to ask why?

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    • StewGreen says:

      Yes multiple tweets from multiple media outlets
      indicates to me that of course “Gordon Brown say” is not news
      Rather seems like big PR people are doing a big project pushing him.

      @DailyMailUK 1h ago
      GORDON BROWN: I urge Boris Johnson to call a summit of all world leaders now

      Independent : Gordon Brown claims government lurching from ‘crisis to crisis’

      Stratcom Centre UA (The Ukrainian Government PR agency)
      Gordon Brown reveals Putin threatened him during an official visit to Moscow in 2006, made him sit on a very low seat and read a dossier of information he had collected on the then Chancellor – as he says the West has failed to stand up to Putin

      Guardian news 4h ago
      and 10h ago
      Gordon Brown urges Boris Johnson to force global action on cost of living crisis
      (What like abandoning mad fake green energy policies ?)

      Daily Mail 4h ago
      Gordon Brown reveals Vladimir Putin threatened him during an official visit to Moscow in 2006

      Bloomberg 10h ago
      Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown .. says

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      • JohnC says:

        Gordon Brown : the second worst PM we ever had. The worst until May got in unopposed through dirty trickery all round.

        And neither of them won an election.

        If someone upset him in a meeting, he would just sit there sulking in silence until they gave up and abandoned it. What a leader.

        It’s amazing how certain people the country was glad to forget long ago suddenly have opinions worth listening to when they fit an agenda …

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        • Scroblene says:

          Absolutely JohnC!

          He was ‘given’ the ‘job’ by Bliar when the economy was just about to go bust, made it much worse with his total failure to do anything about the problems he’d started when chancellor, and then watched Bliar dance away to the arabs and make squillions for himself in the process.

          What a despicable couple of trash-merchants those two were.

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  6. StewGreen says:

    Strange developments in the Belfield case
    he’s always said that he planned to sue the BBC and others civilly for harassing/defaming him
    but that the other side finally after years taking him to the criminal court takes precedence so he will bring his court cases afterwards.

    #1 He still hasn’t officially pleaded cos the police haven’t come up with a proper indictment that the judge will accept,; he keeps sending it back.. That’s strange cos the trial starts in 2 weeks time.

    #2 Belfield says that the judge has now insisted that he will be provided with a QC paid for by the state.
    He has always said a QC is too expensive so he would defend himself
    which surely is his right
    His spin omits an explanation rapists are often not allowed to examine their accusers directly cos that would be like a second rape
    Since the charges against him are harassment cross examination by him would be second harassment.
    The police had requested that he use a advocate
    And it seems the judge has agreed
    But surely it is strange for people who are not on legal aid to be given a free QC
    Secondly ..it’s quite late for a QC to be properly briefed
    Surely if it is a stitchup, they will try to give him a duff QC
    .. https://youtu.be/5cLLC0k86y0

    #3 Apparently the judge has agreed that Belfield is a journalist and has journalism rights
    Although the police have always refused him that in this case.

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  7. StewGreen says:

    I guess this WGAP video about illegals
    has already been posted here
    https://youtu.be/GhT0AYO36bk

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  8. JohnC says:

    Afghanistan gurdwara attack: Sikhs say ‘We don’t feel safe’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-61852956

    A very mediocre headline chosen by the BBC for an article which is all about the murder of non-Muslims by Muslims in Afghanistan.

    ‘Afghanistan was once home to tens of thousands of Sikhs and Hindus, but decades of conflict have seen the number dwindle to a tiny handful.’

    That’s genocide BBC. Why don’t you call it what it is ?.

    They don’t go anywhere near telling us why. I’ve said many times, all their Left wing extreme empathy is fake. The only death and misery they care about are the ones they can exploit for their agenda.

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  9. JohnC says:

    France’s Emmanuel Macron set to lose majority
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61859881

    That’s the BBC’s headline which is remarkably bland considering the result.

    Here’s what Le Monde wrote instead:

    ‘Macron loses absolute majority as far right makes historic breakthrough and left surges’

    The big story to me in that article is how the ‘far right’ (which seems to just mean anyone against mass-immigration these days) have won a record number of seats. But we won’t talk about that at the BBC.

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    • Deborah says:

      Classic FM reported the result as a ‘setback’ for Macron, implying he will be able overturn the result in due course. I have no knowledge of French politics so assume this is possible or is a way of glossing over a bad result.

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  10. TrickCyclist says:

    It was reported earlier this week that Forces TV is closing down completely at the end of this month. Apparently it’s been scheduled to lose its Freeview slot for a year now, due to the auctioning of the COM7 multiplex’s frequency to EE, which will use it for 5G services.
    One step closer to me unplugging my aerial completely and just using my telly as a monitor for my Blu Ray player and YouTube.
    On the brighter side, another casualty will be BBC News HD, which will only continue broadcasting on Freeview in SD format (it will still be available in HD on Sky, Freesat and Virgin). I don’t know if this has any significance to the evil Corporation – probably not.
    https://rxtvinfo.com/2022/forces-tv-is-closing

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    • TrickCyclist says:

      Oh hell. No more Dear John (Forces TV on Friday evenings).
      Not John Sullivan’s best sitcom but Kirk St Moritz, as played by the late Peter Blake, was a terrific character.

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  11. vlad says:

    We had a good laugh seeing the old Imbecile in the White House fall off his bike yesterday.

    It now emerges that the reason the old perv cycled over to the group of journalists in the first place was that he spotted a young girl in the crowd and couldn’t resist doing a spot of hair-sniffing.

    And that was the day after his daughter revealed he showered with her when she was 11, which she now blames for her sex addiction.

    What a disgusting family. I don’t suppose the BBC will be reporting all that.

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  12. vlad says:

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    • JohnC says:

      Don’t forget how he psuhed a woman up against a wall and put his finger inside because ‘someone told him she liked him’.

      And the MSM to their eternal shame have said nothing. Yet look at the pantomime they made of Trump boasting about grabbing women. Women who were there by choice and didn’t complain about it.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      The filthy old perve is hiding in plain sight. No wonder Hunter turned out to be a drug addicted sex fiend, he had such a great role model.

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  15. tomo says:

    “£3000 to £4000”

    “£6000”

    – each, per person…

    Destitute refugees

    Stewgreen – is this the R4 prog you mentioned?

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    • StewGreen says:

      @Tomo Yes : 4 episodes in March
      “The Smugglers’ Trail
      Sue Mitchell and Rob Lawrie investigate human trafficking, exposing some of those involved”

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  16. Jeff says:

    I’m afraid that I have very little sympathy for our hapless prime minister as he flounders around while the country goes on strike. This is mainly of his own making.

    We’re in this state, primarily, because of lockdown. You can’t strangle the life out of an economy for eighteen months and not expect serious problems. Now they’re happening…

    Bunter didn’t have the courage to stand up to his “scientific advisers” or the cheerleaders for lockdowns in the media. While Britain went into enforced economic hibernation he did nothing other than signing cheques and attending useless global warming summits to waffle about green issues. Now he’s charging about Ukraine in another deflection, instead of getting on with the real job. The man is a useless, cowardly pillock. Can you ever imagine Mrs Thatcher locking down our economy? Do me a favour…

    One thing I will mention…the media coverage of the union turnout at the weekend. They’re all over it. It’s wall to wall. Blimey, if you didn’t know that the BBC was impartial, you might think they were supporting it…

    Most of the anti lockdown demos that I attended mustered ten times the numbers to be seen on London’s streets, but you’d never have know that from our media (non) coverage. If you heard anything at all it was something like “A few hundred people attended an anti lockdown demonstration in London.” Yeh right, try half a million, that would be closer.

    So, here we are. A summer of discontent goaded on by the media. Prices soaring, taxes rising. You can’t get on a train and it’s bloody hard work getting getting on a plane. Food shortages. Brilliant!

    Are ultra left-wing union leaders making the most of this? Of course. Are they being encouraged by parts of the media? Absolutely. Is there anything we can do about it?

    Sweet FA…

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  17. tomo says:

    I listened to the last episode of “The Smugglers Tale”

    An interesting detail – “NGO” peeps have trivial access to cellphone tracking data to locate handsets…

    Yeah, like that’s totally kosher!

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  18. AsISeeIt says:

    One out, all out, or… straight out of the blocks edition

    No doubt feeling a bit bereft without those lockdowns they so enjoyed: Teachers and doctors threaten to join strikes (Times)

    Well, imagine if you had deal face to face with all those unruly smelly kids and sickly infectious demanding patients.

    But, I hear you say, doctors are pretty well paid and work for the NHS on a self-employed basis?

    The Daily Mirror proletarianises the news for us: Now teachers & nurses join pay fight – and nurses – as well we know it – are poorly paid angels.

    So forget for a moment those money-grabbing over-prescribing three-day-a-week absolutely no house calls considered, stethoscope brandishing bandits… the Daily Mail says: what about the workers: Now teachers and NHS workers warn of walkouts as… summer strike plague spreads – and where would we (and our media) be these days without a plague, pandemic, epidemic lurgy of some form or other?

    Gosh, just imagine… the NHS on strike… doctors uncontactable… appointments cancelled… ambulances interminably late… A&E packed to the gunwales with the walking wounded…

    Stop worrying about our NHS. It’ll all be sorted. Afterall, if lockdown taught us anything it was that we live in a governmental funding cornucopia. It’s a utopian bottomless money pit – a horn of patient plenty: Heart surgery boost… An operation to repair “leaky” heart valves will be offered by the NHS after a ten-year funding battle. It could help thousands… (Times); 54 charities join forces to demand cancer battle plan (Daily Express); Bitter pills: The danger of overprescribing painkillers (Telegraph)

    What if our NHS did walk out on strike – would we notice yet another idle public service? Leaked memo reveals Passport Office chaos. Customers face extra £100 charge to avoid backlog (‘i’) The cops have been out for ages: No burlars caught in almost half UK (Telegraph)

    In gay news – as put on record on the frontpage for us by the Mirror, and Guardian: ‘I feel I can finally breath now I’ve come out as gay’ (Metro)- this is Dame Kelly Holmes in the commuter railway station giveaway advertising sheet (good luck with that business model in the next week or so) The corporate HR departments, care of the Metro editorial, tell us exactly what we’re supposed to think: Out in front: Olympics legend Dame Kelly Homes was praised for revealing her sexuality…

    Mr AsISeeIt? I could share… but it’s all a bit pedestrian, promise. Unlikely to grab news headlines and please don’t hold any parades. Could one have fancied Dame Kelly back in the day? The problem would have been catching her.

    Talking of sports stars changing their supposed identity for possibly spurious political motives: Courting controversy Natela Dzalamidze, a 29-year-old doubles player (cue wolf whistle – our Times frontpage picture pin up is quite the cutie) has changed nationality from Russian to Georgian to compete at Wimbledon

    Don’t worry about it luv, who would have thought the patriotic Daily Express would come out as a plastic Ukrainian paper?

    Could it be that we somehow – right out of the blocks – discovered a cure for the formerly rapidly incubating Monkey Pox pandemic? They call it Pride Month.

    Rare apes threatened by Chinese project (FT) – for a moment there I thought – here we go again… don’t panic, the colonial empire-building Chinese are constructing some hydro power dam in Sumatra that will flood the rain forest and endanger the Orangutans.

    The left-leaning ‘i’ takes us back to school to explain: Why Pixar’s first same-sex kiss matters – I’m oddly reminded of that line from Pink Floyd’s dystopian rock opera The Wall: “Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone”

    Bryony Gordon. We should play more with our children (Telegraph) – steady on! Hopefully in a nice way.

    They do say David Bowie employed William S Burroughs’s cut-up method to write some of the best of his lyrics. Simply put, you take a text, cut it up into single words and phrases and then rearrange to generate new meanings and interesting juxtapositions.

    Our headline writers seem to have been at it for some time now: Hospital visitors face postcode lottery (‘i’); Summer strikes plague spreads (Daily Mail) – we already quoted that last one – and when you start to repeat yourself, it must be time to get out…

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    • Guest Who says:

      Dr. Rosena only treating close relatives in Sarf London?

      Sadiq will need to take a convoy across the river.

      But many a bbc cubicle gardener will be nearby in leafy North Balham.

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    • Scroblene says:

      “They do say David Bowie employed William S Burroughs’s cut-up method to write some of the best of his lyrics. Simply put, you take a text, cut it up into single words and phrases and then rearrange to generate new meanings and interesting juxtapositions”.

      AsISeeit, that really does work!

      A daughter gave me a set of some magnetic words called – funnily enough – ‘Fridge Poetry’, and it makes minstrels out any lumpen dullard like your old chum Scrobs…

      I have a portable version using a biscuit tin lid, which saves me having to lift the fridge up onto the table when I feel a sonnet coming on!

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  20. JohnC says:

    All the unbiased commentators on the Ukraine war are talking about the Russian cruise missile attack which has killed 50 or Ukrainian high ranking officers who gathered for a meeting.

    Not a peep on the BBC yet. How are we supposed to trust a single thing they tell us if they only report the things which suit their agenda ?.

    I’m sure they’ll put it up eventually because they have to – but do it very reluctantly.

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      I think that BBC tendency to pick and choose what they report loudly is a thing football fans notice when they chant: “You only sing when you’re winning!”

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  21. andyjsnape says:

    French elections: Macron loses majority as French vote fragments
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61859881

    If this were Boris Johnson, the bBC would bang on about it for months.

    I say congratulations to the “far” right

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    • Guest Who says:

      It is red/green, surely?

      Making it Far-Brown.

      Which is a Gordo-Amber hue.

      Oh, shizzle, we are so…. f… ortune bereft.

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    • theisland says:

      https://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2022/06/macrons-win.html

      Craig says:
      “There was an interesting edit made overnight to the BBC’s main report on the French general election. Early versions said that President Macron’s “centrist Ensemble coalition has won Sunday’s parliamentary elections”. The BBC has now removed that statement.”

      Gives link to news sniffer version 6.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Actually the BBC statement is CORRECT.
        245 seat makes them the winners, they have the most seats by far
        twice the vote of the lefties
        three time the vote of Le Pen
        BUT they don’t have more than 50%

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  22. andyjsnape says:

    Brexit: Plans to ditch parts of NI Protocol are economic vandalism – Irish PM
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-61856581

    An eu member is slating the NI Protocol, no theres a suprise… still waiting for the bBC to find ANYTHING favourable about Brexit

    I personally would still vote the same

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    • Guest Who says:

      When the msm bloc pressures the msm using their joint favoured means (Twitter is not the ballot).

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      • StewGreen says:

        The Byline Times and New European cult human twitter bot army were strongly pushing that story on Twitter yesterday.
        Their ruse was shouting “oh this is all been covered up”
        A strange idea cso it was viewable everywhere

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Kill two birds with one stone … Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent
        The Labour MP said Christine Lee appeared to be ‘operating as a legitimate person in the UK’.
        Amy Gibbons
        Thursday 13 January 2022 20:23

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      • JohnC says:

        I wonder how many family members of MP’s of all persuasions are on the public money gravy train one way or another and do virtually nothing to earn it.

        They won’t go into that one of course. But the MP’s expenses scandal gives us a good idea.

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  23. harry142857 says:

    Today

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0cfxhb7

    Pause for thought Radio 2. World Refugee Day (week)

    Two years ago today in Reading.

    Nothing yet in our local paper.

    https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/18531753.reading-stabbing-forbury-gardens-treated-terrorist-incident/

    THE STABBING which left three people dead in Reading yesterday has been declared a ‘terrorist incident’.

    Thames Valley Police has confirmed that Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) have taken charge of the investigation after the attack in Forbury Gardens about 7pm.

    The forces have this morning declared the attack was terror-related.

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  24. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – that’s a truly exceptional job by a BBC employee to find an exceptional exception of harm

    The BBC South-west Correspondent has done an exceptional piece of work and just before the rail strike has found a school-girl in Plymouth who commutes by train everyday to school in London. Outstanding piece of work – exceptional – by our national broadcaster that is a piece of work. This poor, poor girl is going to be forced to miss her GCSEs by those heartless rail workers or to spend her life savings staying in a hotel. Where are her parents?

    Except that this schoolgirl isn’t exceptional.

    If the BBC South-west correspondent bothered to do some research he would have found that it is possible to do a GCSE exam at home, with a personal invigilator that would be provided by the LEA (Local Education Authority). How do I know this? I’m old, I have learned stuff in life.

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    • MarkyMark says:

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    • Alf Dobbs says:

      Does anyone know the origin of this story because, frankly, I don’t believe it – unless the ‘school day’ is considerably shorter than normal.

      The fastest trains between Plymouth and Paddington take about 3 hours 15 minutes, each way. Add time to get to and from home the station and the station to the school, plus say 7 hours of actual school time and the poor child would have little time left to eat and sleep.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Alf, none of that was explained. A credulous BBC reporter asked very few questions of the girl. Correction: I don’t recall him asking any questions; it is just like the BBC has an ulterior motive, an agenda.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The BBC Southwest page about train disruption fails to mention a school girl’s exams

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  25. Guest Who says:

    Getting harder to assess spoof accounts.

    Going with Femi’s new dfs sideline offsider.

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  26. theisland says:

    https://www.briefingsforbritain.co.uk/what-remainers-are-saying-now-and-getting-their-facts-wrong/

    Robert Tombs and Daniel Hannan debate Stella Creasy and Dominic Grieve. Most of the debate seems to be about economics.
    Tombs claims, based on what Creasy said during the debate, that it cannot be doubted that a Labour government would do its utmost to reverse Brexit surreptitiously, by attempting to rejoin the customs union and the single market, which would leave us in a worse position than in 2016.

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  27. pugnazious says:

    Is it any wonder youngsters get their ‘news’ from social media and not from….whom?

    For instance…this morning the BBC’s flagship current affairs and news programme fed us a complete lie….barefaced, blatant and deliberate misinformation designed to send a particular message whilst hiding the reality.

    We were told that a BBC study had found that teenagers received their news from social media sites such as Tik Tok…in preference to politicians whom they didn’t trust.

    I’m sorry what? Who the hell gets their news from politicians? No-one has ever trusted politicians….that’s not ‘news’. Isn’t the BBC missing out the elephant in the room….you know…the journalists and news organisations that, erm, bring us the news? Why do teens not get their news from the BBC one might ask?

    An utterly bizarre take on this story by a BBC that doesn’t want o admit that teenagers prefer social media to the BBC and trust social influencers more than the self-appointed priesthood that is the BBC.

    And let’s have the truth…whose survey was it? The BBC’s or was it someone else’s….such as Reuters? And is it politicians or news organisations that teens don’t get their news from?…..and when did this story first come out[this year….as it was the same last year]….hmmmm….5 days ago as reported in the Independent…

    https://inews.co.uk/news/media/tiktok-replacing-facebook-young-people-news-sources-1683273

    ‘TikTok has become the fastest-growing network, reaching 40 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds, with 15 per cent using the platform for news, the 2022 Reuters Institute Digital News Report said.

    “Social natives”, aged 18-24, have little allegiance with Facebook, with its reputation for spreading “fake news”, and favour visual networks like Instagram and TikTok, where entertainment and social influencers play a bigger role.

    A significant proportion of younger people say they avoid news because it can be hard to follow, “suggesting that the news media could do more to simplify language and explain complex stories”, the annual survey of 93,432 people in 46 countries found.

    Those younger age groups also hold a stronger preference for journalists being able to “push the boundaries” and express their personal opinions freely on social media.

    Emily Maitlis fell foul of the BBC’s Twitter guidelines on impartiality before leaving Newsnight for commercial audio rival Global where she is free to express personal opinions.’

    So in fact teens avoid journalism in favour of ‘opinion’ from whatever source…hence the flight of so many BBC ‘journalists’ to become ‘shockjocks in effect, free to indulge their own prejudices, hatreds and bigotry…not that the BBC really restrained them in any meaningful way.

    The BBC’s flagship Today programme report on this was a total lie. And they wonder why it is journalists who are one of the least trusted professions.

    ‘“These findings are particularly challenging for the news industry. Subjects that journalists consider most important, such as political crises, international conflicts and global pandemics, seem to be precisely the ones that are turning some people away.”

    The BBC remained the most widely used news source in the UK. But audiences criticised its reporting on a range of divisive issues, from Brexit, immigration and Covid vaccines to culture war topics such as race and gender identity.

    Ministers hostile to the BBC are likely to seize on the findings that “wall-to-wall attention” devoted to the Partygate scandal on its news “may have alienated those outside the Westminster bubble.”

    “Trust in BBC News has fallen 20 percentage points in the last five years, from 75 per cent to 55 per cent,” the report found. ‘

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    • Mart says:

      “Trust in BBC News has fallen 20 percentage points in the last five years, from 75 per cent to 55 per cent,” the report found. ‘ I wonder why??

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  28. MarkyMark says:

    BIASED?

    PM
    BBC Radio 4, 22 March 2022

    After Shell’s decision to reconsider its decision on the Cambo oil field, we discussed whether energy security and the net zero agenda can coexist, and the practical steps that could be taken to alleviate rapidly rising energy prices.

    Both contributors to the discussion argued against Shell’s involvement in the oil field.

    We accept should have done more to provide a wider range of views or signal their existence in order to ensure the item met our standard of due impartiality.

    15/06/2022
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

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  29. pugnazious says:

    Oh no…..another rat jumps ship….no doubt to be free to express their own opinions….or is it the undoubtedly huge hike in pay? Lol….gotta love these lefties with such passionate convictions about poverty and the cost of living crisis that they’ll work for nothing to bring about the revolution….or not….I’m sure Guido’s tongue was firmly in cheek as he describes Goodall as a ‘top broadcast face’….

    ‘Guido can reveal the BBC’s had another top broadcast face poached by Global. Newsnight’s resident lefty, Lewis Goodall, has been scooped up by the radio station as their new “Analysis & Investigations Editor”:

    “Lewis will be joining Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel as the third host on Global’s major new podcast, which will launch this autumn. In addition to presenting the podcast, Lewis will also take on the role of Analysis & Investigations Editor, working alongside Antony Garvey’s team”.’

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    • Guest Who says:

      Voices being found, left, left and left of centre.

      Newsnight getting in Wes Streeting as Anger and Tweeting Editor?

      Or might Springster have to check?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Winston sank his arms to his sides and slowly refilled his lungs with air. His mind slid away into the labyrinthine world of doublethink. To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself. That was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word ‘doublethink’ involved the use of doublethink.

        https://orwell.ru/library/novels/1984/english/en_p_1

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  30. dafydd says:

    All these self rigeous arse wipes from the Labour party pontificating how bloody wonderful they are…

    Yet another who’s been found out…

    https://order-order.com/2022/06/20/breaking-lammy-joins-starmer-under-sleaze-investigation/

    Of course it wont make the BBC website or news

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  31. tomo says:

    It doesn’t get old….

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “Why did the French go into it (European Union) then?”

      “To protect their inefficient farmers from commercial competition.”

      “That certainly doesn’t apply to the Germans?”

      “No,no,no. They went in it (EU) to cleanse themselves of genocide and reapply themselves for admission to the human race.”

      Yes Minister explains the EEC (EU)

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  32. theisland says:

    At the same time they are trying to ban Steve Laws from the docks again here.
    Steve has arguably been the main person responsible for bringing information on the extent of illegal Channel crossings into the public domain. His twitter accounts have been cancelled and he has been taken to court several times (and won).

    This is his summary from yesterday on the numbers over the past week.

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  33. MarkyMark says:

    Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned Russia will intensify its attacks on his country in the coming days, as Kyiv awaits news on its bid to join the EU.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61861327
    ……………..

    After the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, Canada,[15] France, Germany, Italy, Japan,[16] the UK,[17] and US[18][19] stated that Russian involvement was a breach of its Budapest Memorandum obligations to Ukraine and in violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. On 4 March 2014, the Russian president Vladimir Putin replied to a question on the violation of the Budapest Memorandum, describing the current Ukrainian situation as a revolution: “a new state arises, but with this state and in respect to this state, we have not signed any obligatory documents”.[20] Russia stated that it had never been under obligation to “force any part of Ukraine’s civilian population to stay in Ukraine against its will”. Russia suggested that the US was in violation of the Budapest Memorandum and described the Euromaidan as a US-instigated coup.[21]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Memorandum_on_Security_Assurances

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  34. theisland says:

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1628188/david-lammy-investigation-Parliament-Standards-Commissioner-probe-keir-starmer-labour

    “The shadow foreign secretary is being probed after allegedly failing to declare financial interests worth more than £27,000 on time. According to the [Parliamentary Standards] Commissioner’s website, the inquiry was opened on June 15.”

    Oh dear.

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  35. StewGreen says:

    Viva Frei video about how MSM are bullies
    who don’t do proper corrections
    cos they are big enough to get away with it.
    .. https://youtu.be/9T84MeTrnPY

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  36. Guest Who says:

    I have been keeping an eye on this one since it first sprayed across social media.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-61837369

    It has ‘evolved’ a few times, as they say in BBC Revisionist circles.

    Frank was brought in.

    Now they have added a thing…

    Have you been affected by any of the issues raised in this story? Please share your experience by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.

    I have. Mainly because it looked awful, was painted awful, and now has gone very quiet and will likely vanish. Why?

    “Gatwick: Passenger with restricted mobility dies after leaving flight…..

    …He decided to leave the EasyJet plane rather than wait for staff to return and fell while going up an escalator,

    ..Details are still emerging on exactly how this tragedy occurred..”

    Maybe Springster and Wendy’s Unit could ask Toenails to check further with Frank’s source?

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  37. digg says:

    The BBC this morning are doing all they can to pin the blame for the Rail Strike on the Government but the Government is having none of it.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61861040

    It’s a dispute between Private Rail Companies and the Unions so why the hell should the Government grovel to the Press or the Unions or join in just to get a bloody nose which is what it’s really all about?

    The public will in turn know who is to blame and nothing the BBC or their mates in Labour will change that however hard they push.

    The Rail Companies are in pretty bad shape as it is so this might just finish some of them off.

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  38. Lucy Pevensey says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      Not surprising that someone has reposted the same YouTube video
      which was the first thing someone posted on this page.

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      • Guest Who says:

        The real surprise is it took so long for a comment.

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      • Lucy Pevensey says:

        Well EXCUSE ME !!!

        Sometimes I don’t have time to read an entire thread.
        I haven’t posted a YouTube video at all.
        I’ve posted a Tweet.
        A Tweet which doesn’t even show up on the page.

        Perhaps Fedup can delete the offending Twitter link if he has time.

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        • StewGreen says:

          OK it’s the same Tweet as the one at the top of the page.
          Both show up for me.
          And it’s a half misleading gotcha
          cos he doesn’t say how many people he stopped, didn’t give wacky answers.
          Libmob probably stop people on a pro Brexit demo in a attempt to get the one or two people that say something racist, and then use that to smear the whole crowd.

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          • Guest Who says:

            When post sorts things, it is equal opportunity.

            Raw data media sounds fun. But then there is getting inside the heads of the pre-pro guys.

            Which are, often, empty spaces.

            On balance, worth taking in the spirit intended,

            Just a view.

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        • Guest Who says:

          Always intriguing what sets stuff off when it might not have to.

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  39. StewGreen says:

    Woke #boxticking in media & PR industry
    causes overrepresentation of black people #BlackAds
    Here a UK building society

    “Nationwide awards UK charities £4.7 million in community grants to help tackle local housing issues”

    FVsbgCIWIAI3RAg?format=jpg&name=small

    The majority of the graphics in their PDFs seem to overrepresent.

    FVseShGWUAAN49B?format=jpg&name=small

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    • MarkyMark says:

      THIRTY years on from the Satanic Verses book burning in Bradford, a community leader has said he couldn’t see a similar protest erupting today.
      https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/17461095.30-years-satanic-verses-book-burning-bradford-moved-on/
      …..
      Teacher still in hiding a year on after Prophet Muhammed Batley Grammar School controversy. A teacher is still in hiding one year on from the Prophet Muhammed Batley school row. The teacher had shown a caricature of the founder of Islam, during a religious studies lesson at Batley Grammar School in March 2021.25 Mar 2022

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    • StewGreen says:

      Nationwide also have an image
      which ticks the “green box” too
      .. https://twitter.com/No2BS/status/1538860374203703296

      Also Images marked “social”

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    • StewGreen says:

      If you are in a banana republic each office must have a picture of the president … as a false proclamation that they worship the president
      If they don’t CONFORM they face intimidation.

      Likewise in the woke banana republic that is modern UK
      the walls of corporates & government orgs have woke proclamations to signal that they worship woke issues
      : Green, Net-Zero, BLM, LGBT et.
      If they don’t CONFORM they face intimidation from the libmob

      in libmob world the proclamations are mostly false so are gaslighting
      I’m looking at the Nationwide shareholder report
      “We’ve been carbon neutral since 2020”
      “All our electricity is from renewable sources”

      Those are false in the real world, they are only backed by the idea they have purchased carbon credits.
      And on windless nights they are powered by non-renewables

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      • StewGreen says:

        The annual report uses the word “green” 86 times
        eg. Our Procurement for Mutual Good
        programme is supporting a greener, more diverse and more
        ethical supply chain

        ..ie they won’t employ non-wokes

        emm their £50 million Oakfield green homes site has been stalled for 5 months after their builder went bust

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  40. theisland says:

    On the bBC websh1te there is an item asking all the Wakefield by-election candidates to deliver a one-minute manifesto on the cost of living.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-61839542
    However, there doesn’t appear to be a similar one for the Tiverton and Honiton by-election.
    Why would that be?

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  41. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Regarding Tom Hanks saying gays should play gays etc.

    If, in some future film, a person is cast as Hitler, I wonder how he would feel about others thinking he is the right person for the role.

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  42. andyjsnape says:

    Russia blockading Ukrainian grain is a ‘real war crime’ – EU
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61864049

    Dont forget to mention the mines planted by Ukraine, oww okay do not mention it. Bad Russians again

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  43. MarkyMark says:

    Gordon Brown calls Labour supporter a “bigoted woman”

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  44. Flotsam says:

    Unions.
    My son is a senior teacher and the situations he tells me about with the teaching Unions are remarkable. The teaching Unions are an’ utter disgrace, they are virulently politically militant, ie left wing and fiercely defend the most reprehensible and incompetant teachers. The employer, ie the local authority have to shower crap and abusive teachers with (our)money to get rid of them together with a non disclosure agreements that allow them to fleece another LA or even the same one( I kid you not). I know a lot of this happens with other public sector employment, I wonder what the total annual bill is?
    The teaching Unions are only concerned with unseating Tory Governments and buggering up our education system rather than improving the education of our children.

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  45. Guest Who says:

    Stumbled across this on Facebook, and as it seems to be something The BBC/ECo/FT/Graun brigade get excited by, decided to have a look.

    https://www.economist.com/culture/2022/06/06/new-muslim-superheroes-are-springing-from-the-pages-of-comic-books?

    But generating widespread interest in these characters is still difficult

    Not really, if your #prasnews PR guys have the right addresses.

    Thing is, interest in woke newsrooms is not the same as interest with the paying public.

    Hence the comment thread is a bun fight between woke white guilt gurners, Islamists and realists.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Cineworld Pulls ‘The Lady Of Heaven’ From UK Theaters Following Protests. Some groups have criticized it for depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which is taboo in Islam, although the movie’s website notes, “In accordance with Islamic tradition, during the making of this film no individual represented a Holy Personality.”13 Jun 2022

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  46. MarkyMark says:

    In January 2018, Barack Obama made his first talk show appearance since leaving the White House a year earlier. A cacophonous cheer erupting as he strode to the front of the stage, the former President sat down for an hour-long interview with legendary host David Letterman to discuss life in and after politics.

    But the interview was not broadcast on CBS, where Letterman used to work. Nor did it feature on CNN, ABC, or any other US network.

    Instead, it premiered on Netflix, the online streaming service that has transformed the structure of the entertainment industry with more than 60 million viewers in the US alone.
    https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/perspective/netflix-us-progressive-politics.aspx
    ……

    Susan Rice Will Leave Netflix Board to Join Biden Administration
    https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/susan-rice-exits-netflix-board-biden-administration-1234850756/

    Susan Rice, an alum of the Obama administration, will exit the Netflix board of directors to take a top policy position in president-elect Joe Biden’s White House.

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  47. MarkyMark says:

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    • TrickCyclist says:

      SNL sketches are often the weakest, least funny “comedy” imaginable. That these people think their work somehow has importance or is even effective pro-abortion propaganda is more grimly humorous.
      The woman actually says “I have a right to exist” about halfway through, no irony intended.

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  48. dafydd says:

    Lammy being investigated..!!

    Facinating, when a Tory is being investigated its deemed as, corruption, steeling, snout in the trrough, on the take, bent, etc etc.

    When a Labour MP is being investigated its put down to, and i quote ”an administrative error in the office”

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  49. MarkyMark says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-61866646

    “From a single act of violence…”

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