462 Responses to Midweek 22 June 2022

  1. taffman says:

    “Plan to reverse European Court Rwanda rulings”.

    Time to pull out of the ECHR. For goodness sake, we are a sovereign nation now since we ditched the EU in 2016. A nation without a border is not a nation.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      As usual I’m a day behind watching GB News on catch up. Yesterday there was comment on this site that on the Dewbs show the grooming gang report had been covered but the key fact that the perpetrators were Muslim wasn’t mentioned.
      This was rectified by Mark Steyn and by Patrick Christie both of whom weren’t shy of raising the issue of Muslims being the rapists. On Christie’s panel the issue wasn’t ducked either.
      I don’t believe that anywhere else on the MSM would this have been discussed so openly.
      However I did notice that Maggie Oliver, the ex policewoman from Manchester who is fighting to get justice for the victims, avoided being so open about where the rapists came from. She was also reluctant to agree that the reason why the police take no action is that they are scared of being labelled racists, scared of triggering an anti Muslim backlash and indeed scared of the Muslims taking retaliatory action against them.
      Christie had no such inhibitions and told it as it is. Well done him, well done GB News for telling the truth about this critical issue. If the BBC and rest of the MSM had been as truthful about the downsides of mass immigration fifty or forty years ago we wouldn’t be in the shit upto our necks now.

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      • Foscari says:

        Doublethinker- One has to understand, as the BBC does
        that there is a” cultural ” difference between some
        of the Pakistani Muslim men and the very great majority .
        say 99.9% of the rest of us in the UK. A Mr Ahmad a WELFARE
        officer from Oldham is better than i am at explaining how the different “culture” works. The BBC should offer him a job in
        their diversity and inclusion department.

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        • BRISSLES says:

          How many more Asian MUSLIM men are employed in a local authority position where they have power at their fingertips. They too need have in depth background checks.

          I’m not going to add “the majority of Muslims …… etc etc” because I’m sick of that get out caveat clause uttered by every one. Under the skin there is a medieval attitude in all of them.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        I wonder if the past year GB News has shifted the Overton window, the things which can be spoken about, a bit to the right on certain issues such as the grooming gangs being Muslim .
        Of course there will be no moving of the likes of the BBC a bit to the right , Davie can pretend to be doing this and that but we all know that the BBC will never change. But if GBN keeps on telling the truth perhaps others , less indoctrinated by Wokism will follow, Ofcom permitting of course.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Double
          Your last 4 words are the key . Will BBCOFCOM attempt to kill off GBNews in one go – with a series of comments or assertions ? Or will it seek out the ‘worst ‘ comments and kill by a thousand cuts .

          Knowing the sheer vindictiveness – hate – bitterness of the Left – BBCOFCOM is most likely to go after Steyn / Brazier or maybe even Farage as a trophy before killing the channel ….
          …….. the lack of advertising revenue by boycotts from the Advertising Agencies must be hurting – but I wonder if it is one for the Competitions Commission – Nadine – ?
          However I notice The National Lottery is advertising so that must help ….

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    • MarkyMark says:

      About us
      The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure.
      https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/about

      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

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2019/09/23/start-the-week-thread-23-september-2019/comment-page-2/#comment-1013866

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      • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

        Marky, I like to read every comment on this site and yours, when they are new, are much appreciated. I am generally in agreement. But I find myself skipping over your posts these days because I don’t like reading through only to realize that you have posted it thirty-seven times in the last six months. Perhaps if you started your archival stuff with the words Posted Before Many Times Or ‘WARNING PBMT’ ‘it would help?

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  2. StewGreen says:

    “Anyone else find it strange we still haven’t heard a peep from @DurhamPolice
    or @JoyAllenPCC regarding #BeerGate?

    Waiting until after the by elections by any chance?”

    Starmer is a top lawyer, why did it take him 2 weeks to fill in a questionnaire in the first place ?

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  3. FrankZ says:

    On the previous thread, pugnazious mentioned Justin Webb’s interview with Fallon Fox.

    The Twitter thread contains this gem from the self-regarding Webb himself:-

    “I think you’re right Nikki. I had no idea (and frankly I am one of the better informed on this subject) and the producers didn’t either.”

    “…and frankly I am one of the better informed on this subject…”

    Of course he is.

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  4. andyjsnape says:

    Ukraine: Could it join the EU, and how might Russia react?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-61844552

    The bBC “report”, even tells us What the eu is.
    I’m surprised to see Dictatorship not mentioned

    Apparently it was created in the aftermath of the Second World War – although as we know the war ended in 1945, the eec was formed years later in 1957!

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    • taffman says:

      andyjsnape
      Could it be Al Beeb ‘nudging’ the young ‘uns’ and ‘remoaners’ into thinking that the EU is NATO ?
      Or am I being a teeny bit sceptical ?

      In my opinion there is a lot of ‘nudging’ and ‘re educating’ going on in the universities and schools going on now.

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  5. andyjsnape says:

    Just Stop Oil: Activists says they have ‘a duty to protest’
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-61635328

    Poor Zak wants to be a paramedic when he grows up. Interesting the ambulance might need oil to run 🙁

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    • Guest Who says:

      Zak and fam one of those living on the flood plains around Tewksbury demanding 4x4s deliver bottled water to them?

      The level of bbc go to cretin spirals ever lower.

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      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        So they think a world with no oil, no petrol, no diesel, and no plastics, would be like living in nirvana?

        Hmm… thinking about it, you know it wouldn’t, actually. Do these people know anything about what life would be like without any of those things?

        Hmm… thinking about it, you know, I don’t think they do, actually.

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        • JohnC says:

          They will just find something else to complain about.

          I guarantee that this is not the first activist group the majority of ‘Just Stop Oil’ have been members of.

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  6. Guest Who says:

    Want a laff?

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  7. Fedup2 says:

    Inflation only up .3% this month so that’s ok 9.1% official ….

    And the real rate – the one affecting you ? Well the Fedup index suggests it’s over 15% ….

    And also – the predicted rise in the energy price cap thing due to take place in October is even higher now – adding another £1000 is to average bills ….

    So how will the BBC handle the crisis in this coming Winter ? Nut nut is already dishing out 6 x £67 to each household plus stuff for pensioners and welfare junkies ….

    … but the BBC has already done the hardship gig with old ladies staying warm on buses and ‘single mums ‘ eating one packet of crisps a day to allow the kid to eat …

    … so will it be ‘poor porn ‘ ? People starving to death ? Arrested for Shoplifting in order to get food in prison ?

    Maybe there will be state soup kitchens to compete with food banks ……

    Now an item about the obesity crisis

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    • Sluff says:

      I recall that in the socialist nirvana of Venezuela, the kids used to follow the dustbin lorries around, hoping to steal scraps of food from them.

      Surely the BBC will be able to find a similar example in this country caused by the evil Tories.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        The shadow attorney general, Shami Chakrabarti, has defended Jeremy Corbyn after the Labour leader was criticised for attacking “outside interference” against Venezuela’s socialist government.

        The former director of the human rights organisation Liberty hit out at the regime of Nicolás Maduro over torture and “disappearances” of political opponents, saying it was important for leftwing politicians to be evenhanded.

        But she said Corbyn was “a lifelong human rights defender” who struggled to get a fair hearing in the media.

        Her comments came after the opposition leader was criticised by Brendan Cox, the widower of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox and a former chief strategist at Save the Children, who accused Corbyn of “defending a dictator”.

        https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/03/shami-chakrabarti-defends-jeremy-corbyn-venezuela-remarks

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  8. Sluff says:

    Out of the mouths of babes……
    There has been an OFCOM report into the BBC.
    On Toady Amol ‘balanced’ Rajan ( balanced because a chip on both shoulders) interviewed the head of OFCOM (Dame somebody). She practically apologised for daring to point out some BBC failings.

    He asked her whether she would regard it as impartial if GB news output was on the BBC. She waffled and talked about editorial independence.

    But the unexpected giveaway of course was that Rajan, by contrasting GB news output (presumed right of centre) with the BBC news output, therefore implied/ confirmed that it is left of centre.

    So. A poor interview. A pathetic OFCOM apologist, and yet curiously, a bit of a result.

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    • JohnC says:

      She’s a career civil servant with 15 years in the treasury and 5 years in HMRC. There is nobody in the country less likely to upset the ‘establishment’ applecart.

      Which of course is why she got the job.

      OFCOM are as big a joke as the BBC.

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  9. Thoughtful says:

    I am a firm believer that the more educated we are the better we can form our arguments against the most evil ideology of Socialism.

    At the weekend oil dropped substantially so that now it is around 20% lower than it was at its peak. Some would be claiming this is a good thing, but like many things it is potentially an appalling portent of an economic crash.

    People should not be looking surface deep – oh that’s a good thing, they should be asking the question why did it drop so quickly, and as with all things its supply and demand.

    It’s like the sea going out before a tsunami or the calm before the storm. It’s a bad sign (unless it recovers of course) but this is why the stock market and NFTs have recovered some of their losses – it’s temporary.

    Here’s the analysis which really is worth watching if you can spare the time:

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  10. MarkyMark says:

    A bit of a tortured metaphor from Emily Thornberry last night as she attempted to dismantle the government’s new British Bill of Rights, publishing this morning. Appearing on Newsnight to criticise the Tories for “just choos[ing] the bits they like and the bits they don’t” over plans to detach UK courts from the European Court of Human Rights, Thornberry revealed what she thinks is “really going on” with the announcement:
    order-order.com
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    Questions are now sexist … see how we can’t even talk about problems … “When it comes to sexism, some Sky news presenters need to look at themselves to. (I’m a victim) ” {youtube – @2:23 – Emily Thornberry}

    What really upsets (emotion) me, about your attitude to me (asking a question), you do this with me (victim). I don’t remember you doing it with anybody else you know (I’m a victim)” {youtube – @0:19 – Emily Thornberry}

    https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/11/15/midweek-open-thread-35/comment-page-2/#comment-881442

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  11. MarkyMark says:

    Sophie was just 12 when she was abducted from Oldham Police Station after bravely telling officers she had been assaulted. She was then raped over several hours by five different men – but despite the schoolgirl giving a full account of her abuse, only two arrests were ever made.2 days ago

    she was abducted from Oldham Police Station
    she was abducted from Oldham Police Station
    she was abducted from Oldham Police Station
    she was abducted from Oldham Police Station

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  12. MarkyMark says:

    Windrush Day: Waterloo Station statue to be unveiled
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61884535

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    The national monument pays tribute to the thousands of people who arrived in the UK from Caribbean countries between 1948 and 1971.
    ***

    ** taxes avoided and NHS used for free

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  13. Guest Who says:

    BREAKING:

    Gaz ‘Da Hood’ Lineker has found out a way to save lucrative but endangered BBC career; appointed as Head of Holding Two Ears Apart With Nothing Inbetween But Outrage.

    Saucy Day Say – BBC Pidgin

       29 likes

    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      I’ve had a brain wave: couldn’t Lineker take on Sarpong’s old job?

      He could fit the weekend footie around the three days of “creative diversity” (or whatever …)

      This would compensate him for the savage cut to his salary from the previous £1.75m down to the current £1.37m, if he got the £267k that Sarpong was getting.

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  14. Changethebbc says:

    Two weeks of BBC Bias now documented:

    http://www.thereandwhere.com/bbccumulativebias.html

    From Brexit to Oldham and the Falkands they do it every day.

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  15. JohnC says:

    Ukrainian refugee in Oxford: ‘I can’t cook fresh food for my son’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-61882425

    An UK front-page headline article with zero news and as much empathy as the Katharine Da Costa (A fine British name) can pile into it.

    No doubt the Ukranian soldiers hiding in foxholes while being constantly shelled with death possible at any minute will be reading it on their phones with a tear in their eye at the sheer injustice of it.

    No mention of the extreme ungratefulness of someone to go to the BBC with this complaint while her country is being occupied by Russia and hundreds of those awful ‘men’ types are being killed every day.

    ‘BBC News’ is utterly unfit for purpose.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Again the process intrigues.

      Seems Dr. Growler has the same direct line to The BBC as Dr. Rosena and every QC in the land who is certifiable.

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  16. Fedup2 says:

    World at One

    The BBC doesn’t like pensioners . Doesn’t like the ‘triple lock ‘ – lady Brooke laid into the lady who is minister for no Work and low pensions ….

    And added the loony lefty lord Ken Clarke ( still alive ) who doesn’t want the state money being given to him because he is rich ….

    So we go from old dears freezing on buses to old dears who don’t deserve a better pension .

    The scitofreenia of the BBC urged me to write this . It is unbelievable that one minute it’s ‘heat or eat ‘ but now the old are getting too much aka go and die …

    PS – I’m quite a way from my state pension …

       23 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      The media in the US.

      Not like BBC N. America talks about anything there any more.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Russell Brand: If I helped Jeremy Corbyn that’s great

        Russell Brand: If I helped Jeremy Corbyn that’s great
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        Comedian and actor Russell Brand tells BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis that he may have helped the rise in popularity of Jeremy Corbyn.

        Asked about Brexit, he said he understands why people choose to leave the EU: “People saw a bright red button that said ‘F-off establishment’ and I think they pressed it.”

        Published21 September 2017SectionBBC NewsSubsectionUK

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-41349390

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  17. Foscari says:

    I have a question for the BBC. What is the percentage of
    those of Caucasian ethnicity in the UK? And how do you reflect
    this in your images you put out on your news of the general
    public on your internet output? And why is this image
    output completely diametric to the actual percentages.
    In other words why do you show at the most 25%
    images of those of Caucasian demographics?

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  18. andyjsnape says:

    Rotherham’s Asian communities on grooming scandal’s impact
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-south-yorkshire-61896685

    …was carried out predominantly by men of Pakistani-heritage the whole community has been stigmatised

    Terrible for the community! The victims?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      3 teachers hide in Batley and Cinemas across the UK cancel showing of Outr Lady in solidarity with Rotherham.

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      They do publish an article with Sammy Woodhouse about the failings of the report but the first two linked stories at the bottom are:

      “I don’t tell people I’m from Rotherham”
      “We became known as terrorists and groomers”

      BBC as usual feeling the need to jump in with their own type of balance (otherwise known by sane people across the world as as pussy-footing, avoidance and shifting blame).

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    • digg says:

      My takeaway was the overwhelming cries of pain from those involved about how this was negatively affecting the Asian community, not one…. Not one expressed any concern for the thousands of minors who suffered rape and more at the hands of lot of men from their community. Instead of whining about how it is affecting them they should be denouncing those in their close community who carried out these despicable actions.

      But nope! It’s all about a horribly repressed Asian community isn’t it?

      That in my opinion sums up the mindset of the average Asian. Get as much as you can and lie to escape any blame.

      They have no moral fibre as my dad would have said.

      They are at odds with a British way of life based on truth and fairness.

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  19. digg says:

    The Communist leaders in the Unions, having seen all smear, legal and hearsay attempts to tip the Conservatives in general and Boris in particular out of power have failed have now decided to try to unseat them by trashing the Country in the hope that the public will becaomeweary and vote the other way.

    If so they could well do to look back in history to the 70’s, They tried this same tactic with Maggie Thatcher and it backfired spectacularly. Maggie went on the have a long career as PM only finally unseated by her own party whilst the striking miners and car workers, led by militant red union barons ended up largely with no jobs.

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  20. MarkyMark says:

    Commons Standards Commissioner Kathryn Stone’s workload has just got a lot bigger, as she announces a formal investigation into David Warburton. The announcement on the parliamentary website spells out the probe will look into the allegations revealed by the Sunday Times, claiming he took a £100,00 loan from a Russian businessman without declaring it.
    order-order.com
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    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
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/barry-gardiner-chinese-lee-sky-news-jeremy-corbyn-b1992752.html

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  21. MarkyMark says:

    £3.5bn news service …

    Upskirt photos shared in Facebook groups, BBC finds

    Upskirt photos shared in Facebook groups, BBC finds
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    Meta, Facebook’s owner, says it has removed a large number of accounts and groups posting pictures and videos of upskirting, following an investigation by BBC News.

    The BBC found thousands of users openly sharing obscene material of women and girls taken in public without their consent. One man who posted videos of himself stalking schoolgirls in New York is now being investigated by police.

    Watch BBC correspondent Angus Crawford and camera journalist Tony Smith’s report.

    Published8 hours agoSectionBBC NewsSubsectionTechnology

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    • Guest Who says:

      It is prevalent in Asia.

      Much is down to the vicarious thrill of not being caught.

      Of course, the Shadow Leader has removed that here.

      Grrrrr.

         4 likes

    • Richard Pinder says:

      Exclusive: Angus and Tony of the BBC, find “Upskirt photos” revealing women with big penises and large ginger groulers.

         6 likes

  22. Guest Who says:

    An ex-BBC economist who found his voice writes.

    Covid. A war. A deranged Russian president. A senile US one. And the opposition party working hand in glove with their fellow champagne socialists in media to bring in… er…. what?

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  23. MarkyMark says:

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  24. Thoughtful says:

    The Mail is carrying the story:

    “Revealed: How police officers looked the other way while 1,400 girls were abused, trafficked and groomed by Asian gangs in Rotherham – but still kept their jobs”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10941619/The-damning-verdict-police-failed-Rotherham-victims.html

    No one has ever been held accountable save the victims but lets return to basic principles and apply this Tommy Robinson test here.

    What would the state have done if Tommy Robinson and his oppos had been the ones doing this.

    If your answer is that the state would have reacted in an entirely different manner then you know that the state approves entirely of the actions of the malevolent public ‘servants’ who should at the very least have been sacked and probably imprisoned, then there is only one conclusion, that the state is backing the people who actively facilitated the gang rape of children.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Thoughtful, spot on. If TR even mentioned that some men of Pakistani origin were involved the state would , indeed did, lock him up in a prison where they knew that his life was in danger. A sentence that was many times more excessive than the norm for contempt of court which is what he was found guilty of.
      That is proof , if any were needed , that we live in post democratic society were the rule of law has broken down. Why liberals think that somehow or other this will lead to a peaceful harmonious society is completely beyond me.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Double
        The likes of TR highlight the culture of judges – happy to victimise knowing it will give their career a quiet uptick .

        I’m still vexed about the identity of the ECHR judge who stopped the Rwanda flight . Who is he ? He is it being kept secret ? Why isn’t there more outrage – effectively secret courts – secret judges -secret decisions .. in the name of Human Rights ….
        If Raab gets us out of the jurisdiction of that corrupt dodgy ‘court ‘ so much the better – and end legal aid for immigration ‘ invader cases too Dom …

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        • Thoughtful says:

          If the judge is indeed a Russian it adds more fuel to the theory they are trying to cause a mass population migration towards Europe by food shortages, and famine.

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        • tomo says:

          There are *some* in the judiciary and legal professions who’d have it all secret.

          Many are simply are that conceited.

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    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      Here’s something on the subject from the BBC dated 18/10/2014:

      “Rotherham Council’s director of children’s services was paid £40,000 to leave in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal, it has been revealed.

      Joyce Thacker resigned last month after weeks of pressure following the publication of the Jay Report.

      It was discovered shortly before she quit that she had been on sick leave.

      The council told BBC Radio Sheffield the amount paid to Mrs Thacker was less than the contractual notice entitlement.

      The payout came to light following an Freedom Of Information request from the Sheffield Star.

      Mrs Thacker left her post by “mutual agreement” in the wake of the report, which detailed the sexual abuse of 1,400 children in the town, mainly by gangs of men of Pakistani heritage, from 1997 to 2013.

      ‘Reward for failure’

      Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, said he was “astounded” by news of the payout.

      He called on Mrs Thacker to resign after she was grilled by the committee, which has now called for an urgent investigation into allegations files relating to the scandal went missing.

      He said: “I’m astounded that Joyce Thacker has been given this payment.

      “I hope they will think again about this and ask for this money to be repaid, because it would be wrong to be seen to be rewarding individuals for what has clearly been a failure by the council.”

      Professor Alexis Jay said in the report that senior managers had “underplayed” the scale and seriousness of the problem and police also failed to prioritise it.

      Mrs Thacker said she was “appalled” at the scale of the abuse and offered her “sincere apologies to those who were let down by our services in the past”, adding there were “simply no excuses”.

      Her resignation was the last in a series of resignations, including Council leader Roger Stone, council chief executive Martin Kimber, and South Yorkshire police commissioner, Shaun Wright.”

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    • Wild Bill says:

      Tommy Robinson has been constantly victimised by the Police and media because he actually dared to speak out against what Pakistani Muslims were up to in his home town, yet the Police all over the country have covered up Muslim activity, something very wrong going on in this country.

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  25. taffman says:

    “Polio virus detected in London sewage samples”
    “The disease was common in the UK in the 1950s but was eliminated by 2003”.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61896411
    How did this get back in ?

       24 likes

    • tomo says:

      Jonas Salk vs Albert Sabin – The War on Polio

      Note that this “London” polio virus … doesn’t get a variant name check…

      After watching this video – you’ll have more than an inkling of why that might be.

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  26. Fedup2 says:

    Taffman – I guess the Sewage Works was the wonderful Beckton which serves the likes of Tower Hamlets – Newham …. I don’t know which countries in the world have polio as ‘endemic ‘ but I can guess …
    East London is so …. Vibrant …

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  27. MarkyMark says:

    NEXT YEAR .. HA HA HA HA HA

    Ofcom chief Dame Melanie Dawes didn’t mince her words:

    “Viewers and listeners tell us they aren’t happy with how the BBC handles their complaints, and it clearly needs to address widespread perceptions about its impartiality. So we’re directing it to respond to these concerns, by being much more transparent and open with its audiences. The BBC must also adapt quickly to keep up with changes in what audiences want, and how they get their content.”

    The review also warns the BBC to get its act together quickly, or it will recommend the government gets involved:

    “We are also expecting the BBC to alert us at an early stage to potential serious editorial breaches… If the BBC fails to do this, we will recommend that the Government makes this a legal requirement.”

    One of the major proposed changes is an updated Operating Licence with a far greater emphasis on transparency. The full review is expected early next year…

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    • taffman says:

      MarkyMark
      “The full review is expected early next year…”
      She is a bit late coming to the party!
      Forget the review, we are heading into terrible recession, help the poor people of this nation by scrapping the outfit.
      The outfit that robs from the poor and gives to the rich . Cancel it along with its obnoxious and archaic licence!

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  28. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Toady ignore Jim O’Neill’s past as a robber baron banker
    TWatO Watch #1 – combined, Therese Coffey MP, SoS for Work and Pensions, sinks Baron O’Neill’s reputation as an economist

    Funny that the left leaning BBC look so kindly on Baron O’Neill who as a banker was, in the eyes of many Socialists, solely responsible for the Crash of 2007-2009 along with other bankers, of course. Wiki (usual disclaimers, may not be accurate, etc.) tells me that Baron O’Neill is famous as an economist for coming up with the acronym BRICs – standing for Brazil, Russia, India & China – who along with other nations were unaffected by ‘The Crash’ and continued their growth. Didn’t spot the crash coming, then, Jim?

    Jim O’Neill is now a cross-bench Peer who TOADY inform me, is working on something policy/strategy-wise for the Labour Party. Aaah! That explains it! I hope it is something a little more heavyweight than B-R-I-C.

    Some hours later, The Montacutie is puzzled why OAP’s receiving a potential double digit increase in pension is not inflationary while a railway worker receiving more than a 3% pay increase is inflationary. £10,000 x 10% = £1,000 to keep a pensioner warm and fed. £33,000 x 3% = £990 (plus the possibility of more from overtime and/or second job) for a worker with the power to bring the country to a halt asking for yet more money next year, explains Therese, except for that last bit which I added but is obvious to most people except highly paid Peers (who were/are economists) in the House of Lords.

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  29. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm R4 Media Show special on the Ofcom report into the BBC
    It’s surreal of course cos the BBC’s view of the universe is so different from reality they have to dance around to tr to make everything fit.
    eg1 “The BBC has refused to appear on this show, instead they sent a statement”
    “Here is Clare enders an INDEPENDENT analyst”
    FFS she’s more like an external BBC PR campaigner
    She just said the BBC is special cos it doesn’t have ANY commercial pressures
    emm in Reality the BBC has large commercial operations

    Blurb : The media regulator Ofcom has released a review of how the BBC operates.
    It’s considered
    – how the BBC deals with complaints,
    – how it approaches impartiality
    – how it decides which services to provide.
    Across all three, Ofcom wants an improvement.

    Guests: Kevin Bakhurst, Group Director of Content , Ofcom “Former BBC news exec”
    ; Owen Meredith, Chief Executive, News Media Association;
    : Roger Mosey, former Head of TV News, BBC;
    : Alice Enders, Head of Research, Enders Analysis

    Impartiality
    KB “the BBC has a pretty good record” blah
    “audiences rate the BBC lower for impartiality ..” Why didn’t he give stats ?

    Complaints
    “BBC is not open and transparent enough
    .. It should explain more when it doesn’t uphold complaint”

    “In the media there are persistent doubt about the BBC’ impartiality”
    .. sounds like blaming the messenger

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    • StewGreen says:

      Services
      “People have moved online, so we want to change the way we set quotas on TV
      eg religious programming ..targets

      Panel
      Owen “BBC should not crowd out other news media”
      Enders claimed you can’t make much money frm online as opposed to print .. sounds BS

      Enders “keeping the BBC at the heart of online new is extremely important, cos the BBC is independent of commercial concerns”
      (FFS total BBC PR )

      Complaints
      Roger “The BBC complaint process is like a labyrinthine”
      Ros immediately shouts in a BBC defence
      Ofcom has only dealt with 2 BBC complaints since 2019
      Doh people give up before

      Impartiality
      Ros “It’s a perception issue” ..loaded question
      Then he’ immediately shouting a defence at the ofcom guy.

      Roger “the BBC keep saying its Brexit and election coverage i all marvellous but doesn’t detail why”
      “The BBC has had liberal tendencies in the past but today outside their are fierce partisans”

      Ros again immediately jumps in with a defence
      “lefty !!! ..lots of BBC staff have left to go to work for righty political parties”
      (define “lots”)

      Enders “oh it’s cos of today’s polarised environment ..the BBC is sitting on the fence and seen as bad”

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    • StewGreen says:

      So let’s summarise
      BBCRadio4 do a programme about a report into BBC impartiality..and it was hardly impartial
      No impartial presenter ..he jumped straight in the defend the BBC
      The report guy is exBBC
      The prog panel had 2 BBC supporters on
      and a guy who is against an aspect of the BBC

      On Twitter there was hardly any discussion cos no one outside the BBC bubble listened

      ==========================

      Who was on ?
      Presenter Ros : wasn’t impartial , he jumped in to DEFEND the BBC at any sniff

      Report representative : Ken B is a “Former BBC news exec”

      Then they had a panel
      – Claire Enders is really a BBC an external BBC promoter
      – A former Head of TV News, BBC
      – A guy who represents National and regional newspapers ie people dependent on Green and government advertising. His angle was the BBC encroach on his industry . He wasn’t broadly anti-BBC I expect they are all from the same Guardianland world.

      So of 5 voices 4 are BBC promoters and was one was slightly against
      and the presenter was hardly impartial.

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  30. Fedup2 says:

    Let’s face it – the BBC uses the following to frustrate investigation into it –

    1 Data Protection
    2 journo privilege
    3 commercial sensitivity
    4 HR confidentiality
    5 that bit of the BBC isn’t ‘public ‘
    6 just eff off

    The BBC has been told to be ‘more transparent ‘ for years .

    Like any big organisation the BBC is very defensive – avoids saying ‘sorry ‘ – and will ‘note ‘ a complaint before telling the complainant to eff off …

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  31. Jack in the Green says:

    Anyone who didn’t know better would think that the Windrush was a slave ship and Britain was operating an apartheid system in the 60s. Obviously not the case, but the media coverage is slanted in such a way that the idea is planted in people’s minds. Fairly standard advertising trick and used to good effect in Orwell’s 1984.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Windrush U. has been given special dispensation to award a BS in Maitlis Studies to all ex Bbc vice chancellors plus approved persons of color, such as Lammy, Butler, Abbott… who, er… ‘qualify’.

      You get a small white lady in the end.

      Dumbing down has never looked so lucrative.

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  32. Up2snuff says:

    The media, including the BBC, are telling us that Covid infections are increasing. It is interesting comparing the UK map with the regional graphs across the UK. You will need to be quick looking at this page because it may be updated later tonight. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274

    There are obvious discrepancies between estimates and actualities.

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  33. G.W.F. says:

    Earthquake in Afghanistan. BBC shots of the Toleebon (Taleban) strutting around with their guns.

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    • harry142857 says:

      Well when all the middle class white university kids vacate Glastonbury on Monday morning, they can have the tents that get left behind. The BBC are only sending about 200 ‘journalists’. Will the kids be chanting, “Oh, Kier Stammer” this year?

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  34. Guest Who says:

    Getting on the bbc is not easy.

    Have to admire those speechwriters.

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    • Non Snowflake says:

      “Without you all, Britain would simply not be what it is today”

      Never a truer word……

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    • digg says:

      You can say that again William it would have far less stabbings, far less drugs, far less crime, far less totally false “victim” complaining, a much quieter life for plod, a much happier population and a hell of a lot more cohesive like it was before they all came!

      And now we are repeating it but from Pakistan.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      He really put a lot of meaning into that one eh? Maybe now that all those islands are going ‘independent ‘ a lot more will go back and stay there … but keep the dual nationality – right Lenny ?
      I wonder what the vote would have been to admit them if there had been a referendum …..?

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Try as I might I cannot imagine what ‘richness’ that migrants have brought to this Country that so many commentators bang on about – although Digg’s comments above roughly covers it.

        Oh, yes, and lots of Curry houses.

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  35. Guest Who says:

    Surprised they have not made the race obsessed tool Chancellor.

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    • Docmarooned says:

      Christ! He is on again tonight bleating more crap. At this rate the bBBC should give him his own channel to exclusively drone on and on and on and on and on and on etc.

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  36. StewGreen says:

    BBC2 now : Amol Rajan interviewing Billie Jean King
    right now focusing on oppression of women in the 60s
    followed by the daily hour about South-Asian history in Birmingham

    BBC1 The One show ..doing its woke stuff I suppose

    BBC Yesterday channel : that battle expert bloke that wears a dress now

    GBNews interviewing a black drill rapper Fumez The Engineer
    .. “Fargae quotes some examples and say doesn’t drill have a problem ..cos it often promotes violence”

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  37. taffman says:

    Jeff wants some information, can you help him ?

       7 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      On the 13th it was delayed by some Labour questions taking the 3pm slot

      but the HoC tweeted it was read
      so I guess that happened at the 6pm slot

      There is no debate on a first reading ..it just gets read out.

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  38. digg says:

    The BBC just about nodding awareness of the Rotherham beastiality.

    I guess they feel they have to and get it out of the way as quickly as possible to deflect criticism so they can get back to business as usual promoting Islam.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-61881000

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  39. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news last night “green food labelling”
    BBC local news tonight “here we are with a guy who grows crickets”

    I worked on farms in Korea and we served them at one festivl I was working at
    “tasted like nothing ..and you’d have to eat loads for a meal”

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  40. SpinningReith says:

    “Without you all, Britain would simply not be what it is today”
    Thanks a bunch Dookie.
    I wonder what the crime rate in London would be if Windrush et seq hadn’t happened?
    Home Office FoI request anyone?

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  41. Fedup2 says:

    Moderator Admin Note

    Thursday the 23rd is the 6th anniversary of the vote to leave the EU. Somebody might be tempted to put up that clip of a dimbleby announcing the result … you are most welcome to do so 😎😜🇬🇧

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    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      Rod Liddle used a marvellous turn of phrase about that great TV moment (in conversation with Peter Whittle, perhaps?): Dimbleby looked “as if someone had shat in his handbag”.

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  42. tomo says:

    oops

    and you will all be paying £100 each household for failed electricty suppliers…..

       12 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Whoever taught that teenage loon English has a lot to answer for …bet they were the Russian enemy – a useful idiot ….

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      • JohnC says:

        You can see her facial responses changing as she acts the script as she has been taught. And the idiots clapping just because Greta said something should be hauled onto the stage and pelted with rotten tomtatoes.

        She can actually see CO2 rising from rubbish dumps you know. But the BBC don’t talk about that.

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  43. tomo says:

    ICYMI

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  44. G.W.F. says:

    Some whacko on GB News is concerned that the wrong people are having children… tests are required to drive a car… so why not have them before being allowed to have children.
    Echoes of socialism here.

    https://www.gbnews.uk/news/gb-news-guest-says-the-wrong-people-are-having-children-in-education-rant-any-idiot-can-have-a-child/323251

    https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1539716479125446659/_lsXL39F?format=jpg&name=900×900

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  45. StewGreen says:

    Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte has said Russian claims of a rail blockade of its territorial outpost in Kaliningrad are a lie.

    Only steel is banned, passengers continue OK
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61901764

       6 likes

  46. BRISSLES says:

    Blimey, GBs Alastair Stewart is 70 today. Christ he hasn’t exactly aged well. I thought he was nearer 80.

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  47. TrickCyclist says:

    I support the new Windrush statue.
    For some inexplicable reason, the sculptor has decided to depict his subjects standing on their suitcases.
    I think this is doing a service to travellers at Waterloo Station – if by looking at the Windrush statue it reminds them to protect their belongings from the migrants’ thieving arsehole descendants.

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    • JohnC says:

      Of course the sole reason they came to the UK was to work their fingers to the bone just so whitey can have a better future.

      It was definitely NOT to come to the UK enjoy a standard of living they could never get in the corruption-ridden sh1thole they left behind.

      All I think about when I see that is how the statue of Maggie – our greatest PM with more integrity in her little finger than the entire Labour party combined – was refused permission to be in London because it would upset the Leftists.

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  48. BRISSLES says:

    Is everyone’s Polio vaccine up to date ? Just asking. How up to date does it have to be ? as I had my jab about 65 years ago.

    Funny how the sewage from East London has shown traces of Polio – and the main population in that area is from where ????

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