462 Responses to Midweek 22 June 2022

  1. Guest Who says:

    Just prior to QT the bbc know who field.

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    • taffman says:

      Guest Who
      A second referendum?
      That’s what the silly Republic of Ireland fell for.
      IMHO if Boris finally gets all Brexit done the R of I will be next to leave.

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  2. Guest Who says:

    She is that thick.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Pickard shout he has a huge Gotcha

      Look at the right side of Pickards tweet
      London H26 ..ie the high of the day will be 26
      Kigali H27 ..ie the high of the day will be 27

      So by putting up 20 v 26 Pickard is being MILEADING
      as by his own figure, the highs are very close

      And it’s no difficult that another weather service might have it as
      London H25.5
      Kigali H 25.4
      Which would make Boris correct

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  3. Guest Who says:

    BBC cubicle Moron gets a press release, copies and pastes.

    #CCBGB

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    • moggie63 says:

      No mention of how he, and the kayak, get home again.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        moggie, paddle, steamer, paddle.* (Same as Swim, Eddie, swim! [Jaws movie])

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        • Up2snuff says:

          moggie, just got around to viewing that Thread as much as I could. Obviously people are ignoring the paddle in the man’s hand and think that because the businessman refers to ‘down a Welsh river’ on the way to work that the river runs downhill! Am tempted to repeat the old joke about the water skier new to the sport who wondered where he could find a downhill lake. But I couldn’t possibly do that as some people will accuse me of racism, wouldn’t they, maxi?

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  4. Thoughtful says:

    Is America less than two weeks from serious civil unrest? Two big issues are going to arise early next month one to trigger the Left one to trigger everyone else.

    The first one to arise is likely to be the announcement of the Roe Vs Wade decision of the Supreme court which is due end June and if it doesn’t go their way I’m sure I don’t to tell anyone about the tantrums which we are likely to see.

    The second is more important and is the 4th July Holiday when Americans get to fill their cars and buy lots of food for parties and BBQs and realise they can’t afford it this year.

    Bidens poll ratings are bad – really bad, but wait until the week following 4th July to see just how low they go.

    Here’s CNBC with the pollster Frank Luntz who says the Democrats just aren’t listening to anyone about the state of America:

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Always fun when media think they are not the media.

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  6. Guest Who says:

    BBC tries ‘questions we think will serve’ route.

    Goes badly.

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  7. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news went down to interview Labour MP Karl The Milkshaker Turner
    And made a good question
    “If there are less passengers these days, how can the railways agree to keep all of the staff ?”

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  8. Deborah says:

    Climate change denial? We had a lovely warm morning where I live, a bit breezy, but warm sitting out in the sun. Mid afternoon the sun went in and I have felt cold, probably needing extra layers. I switched on Look North to hear Paul Hudson’s weather forecast. He made no mention of the sky clouding over but tells me it will be a warm muggy night, around 15 degrees Celsius. Well I hope it is warmer than it is now, otherwise it is the winter weight duvet for me.

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  9. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news second day of coverage from the Lincolnshire
    ..long item “Yesterday we told you about the 10 year old sheep farmer ..lets look today to see if he wins a prize”

    .. Twee TV stuff

    Suddenly we are into a long carefully constructed item about a black star visiting the Lincolnshire show
    I don’t watch much TV or films so I don’t recognise him
    It’s Colin McFarlane an actor in Batman/Dark Knight
    and “Voice of ITV quiz show THE CUBE”
    His job is to plug his shows and the ITVnews item was clearly vehicle for plugging his ITV shows.
    Theoretically people appearing a regional news show should reflect the region’s audience, but ITV here clearly feel a priority to put on people in order to advertise ITV drama shows and quiz shows.
    .. It’s not just a skin colour bias thing.
    But if ITV casting directors choose more black people for shows
    that will be reflected in the guests aired on other shows like local news.

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

    BTW I guess his people run his Twitter account for him
    but there is a basic error in the account
    : The bio says he works on the Cube but it spells it wrongly. Instead of the ITV way it’s the account name of a California tech news corp.

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  10. StewGreen says:

    BBC1 8:30pm food show
    They choose to improve the life of a random family
    “We are in one of Britain’s fastest growing cities Manchester”
    … what a strange way to choose to describe it

    “We are with Gaz and Amelia ..the White family”
    “they both work in social services and have 2 children aged 4 and 5”

    The show Eat Well For Less has also now added a co-presenter Jordan Banjo
    whose dance group Diversity won Britain’s Got Talent

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    • StewGreen says:

      9pm BBC2 “Here we are in Bradford : Britain’s YOUNGEST city”
      .. another strange description for place full of old buildings
      prog Bradford on Duty

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Yes and his brother Ashley – is also of Diversity, and has an MBE don’t you know – (I know, its laughable) – joins that other diversity duo (NO not the group this time), but Nadya Hussein of the rubbish birthday cake, and Jay Blades, he who has mastered the art of Meet and Greet and lets others do the work.

      Who the hell suggests recipients for the Honours needs his head sticking down the toilet.

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  11. StewGreen says:

    BBC1 Who Do You Think You are
    the person is yet another BBC luvvie

    #ImpartialMyAss as I said last week

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  12. Fedup2 says:

    Not the BBC

    I thought I’d look over the US Supreme Court decision on the right to bear arms …. Surprisingly they dig into English Common Law on the carrying of weapons before the US Constitution was drafted …
    … the case is not for here but what is intriguing is how Obama Biden is going to react to what they will see as a ‘provocation ‘ over gun laws …
    ……. They have threatened -before – to ‘stack ‘ the Supreme Court with Democrats …. But at least their Supreme Court is ‘supreme ‘ – when the UK version is subject to anonymous hooky ‘judges’ making unpublished decisions in the ECHR …. ( a breach of natural law so awful as to cause outrage ) …

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    • JohnC says:

      When the supreme court makes a decision and a gasp goes around the courtroom, you know it’s crooked. That kind of thing only happens in banana republics.

      As happened in the decision during Brexit.

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  13. JohnC says:

    Far-right cell members jailed for terror offences
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-61915439

    Now you don’t get a headline like THAT when a Muslim is involved !. Ideology and ‘terror’ included. Even after they DID murder somebody. Which these didn’t.

    I am now convinced the Government spend a disproportionate amount of time clamping down on the ‘Far Right’ because if they ever reached the tens of thousands of possible terrorists – like we have in the Muslim community now – it could lead to civil war. And if they seriously tried to do anything about the Islamic side, many innocent people in shopping centres would die horrible deaths.

    So they do the only thing they can : oppress those who feel strongly enough about it to do something. Meanwhile the gas is still on and the frog is getting hotter.

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  14. JohnC says:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61918350
    Capitol riot hearing: Trump election challenge ‘a murder-suicide pact’

    ‘Justice department officials said they told Mr Trump there was zero evidence for his claims of mass voter fraud.

    The attorneys also testified that the president’s plan to reverse his loss in key states was “a murder-suicide pact”.’

    Oh how the BBC love it when they can run absolutely ridiculous, agenda-based headlines like this without any journalistic responsibility to the truth or ethics because they are just quoting somebody else from a partisan Democrat kangaroo ‘court’ which belongs in a third-world corrupt banana republic.

    What murder and suicide would that be I wonder. Because they only person ‘murdered’ was an unarmed female protestor shot by a black policeman with a dubious record and whose identity was kept secret for months.

    What they SHOULD be doing is questioning the whole proceedings.

    Roll on November. They will be positively foaming at the mouth by then.

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  15. taffman says:

    “Rwanda asylum plan: PM and Charles unlikely to discuss policy, No 10 says”

    Here’s a better plan ……let other boats flying flags of convenience eg Rwandan, sail up the and down Channel picking up ‘illegals’ to ship them to Rwanda ?
    Over to you Boris …….
    It could be a vote winner ?
    We are being invaded and flooded with people .

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    • JohnC says:

      Note how the Leftists media are slowly dragging Charles into public-eye politics.

      They sense their opportunity to get rid of the Royal Family (an essential step for a socialist state) is approaching.

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  16. taffman says:

    The Tories better get a new leader as Labour and Lib Dem’s have just won the recent by election.
    It looks like there could be a new coalition forming ?

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  17. taffman says:

    As dawn breaks all the Tory MPs better be worried with this morning’s news thanks to their leader’s actions and the BBC’s bias.

    Stop the Invasion , get Brexit done and fulfil all the promises made in the last election .
    Who is running this country the PM or his wife?

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  18. taffman says:

    Headlines …………“Boris Johnson: What threats does he now face to his job?”

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    • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

      Taffman, what happened to your Reform party??? Absolutely abysmal along with all the other ‘also rans’.

      Wakefield result for pro Brexit Parties:
      Reform 513 1.9 %
      Britain First 311 1.1%
      English Dems 135 0.5%
      Ukip 124 0.5%

      The Monster Raving Looney managed 0.6 percent.

      Meanwhile in Tiverton;

      Reform garnered an an astonishing vote of 481 which at 1.1%
      left Ukip at 0.6% with 241 votes in their wake.
      They were followed by Heritage on 0.4% and For Britain on 0.3%.
      These four parties combined amassed a stunning total of 1,035 votes!
      To put that in perspective the Greens alone beat that at 1064 votes and they were having a bad day and down around 50% of their previous total.

      Richard Tice must be thinking about resigning. I hope he doesn’t as he could be a valuable finance, spokesman in some future party led by someone a bit hungrier..
      As for Ukip, getting beaten by the Monster Loonies! When are they going to realize, that their party is over. The so called leader Ben Whatsisname, was standing himself amid illusions of grandeur. Sorry, mate, your party committed suicide when you brought down Gerard Batten just when he was leading us back to relevance.

      The good news this week has been the winning of seats by Marine Le Pen. It’s a sad day when we look to the bloody Frogs for inspiration. Scuse my French.

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      • JohnC says:

        It doesn’t help that Leftists like the BBC have basically cancelled news on all right-wing people and parties. They only give oxygen to Labour, Lib Dems and Tories. Their Tory reports are almost universally negative while the other 2 are given a free soap box to snipe at them at will.

        It all absolutely stinks. Particularly because they use public money to do it.

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      • G says:

        Yasser

        Some years ago, I watched Britain First and their confident aspiration to achieve something in the Newport Gwent by-election in 2019. They were confident and they put months into preparatory campaigning work with people from all over Wales persuaded to help out. Result? 159 votes. Yes, that’s right one hundred and fifty-nine.
        The system is rigged to keep the three established parties afloat and reject all others. I think it is amusing that no one learns from all the previous efforts to create and promote more diverse parties. You can give all the donations and membership fees you want to the aspirational parties but they aint going anywhere. It’s ‘fixed’.
        No ‘message’ will be sent, no ‘message’ learnt. But, hang on, lets say the bulk of votes in the two elections yesterday equalled ‘spoilt ballots’ and both elections were annulled ? Change would happen immediately. Stupid sheeple.

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        • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

          G, You did not watch ‘Britain First’ you watched ‘For Britain’ which is a different Party. I don’t point this to be picky but because in my rant above I decided to leave out a line about the folly of Anne-Marie’s party choosing a name so similar to the somewhat edgy Golding/Fransen street protesters. To me the two names were too similar and would create confusion. They still haven’t rectified this.
          Not that I think it would have made a huge difference in that particular result, though it would be nice if another party had got the wooden spoon.
          I have been active in political parties in the FPP system and I know the pain of organising for little electoral reward. This is why in my posts I am critical of Nigel Farage for attempting to destroy Ukip. He was disappointed he didn’t win in Thanet and wanted to leave. Fair enough but then he attacked the membership and claimed it had gone to the extreme right.
          The point here is that in the 2015 election Ukip become the third largest party in terms of votes beating the Lib Dems. While not the breakthrough people were expecting it was certainly a great achievement. It was time slowly build up the membership surely and keep as many branches going as possible. That’s what the leadership should have done. Next year to make things worse Brexit happened, good, but the word went out that Ukip was passe and was not needed. “It’s done it’s job” was the phrase of the day and the people believed it. To use a military analogy, if you manage to grind your way through the battle to take a strategic ridge and drive off the enemy and then put down your weapons and think you’ve finished then you are in for a shock because there is always a counter-attack and you will be knocked off you perch if you haven’t prepared for it.
          The counter attack is coming now, there is going to be a huge push by the wets to rejoin the EU and relevant to us here these are the same people who like the BBC as it is and any chance of meaningful reform from that crowd is not at all likely.
          A new focused political party is needed on the right but with long term vision and vastly improved staying power from what we’ve seen in the past. I was hoping like hell that Reform would prove me wrong and get over 10% of the vote, at least in Wakefield but it was not to be. We have to face facts and that is Reform is not the answer.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Can Farage return to politics ? Surely he is recognisable by those on the Right – because there is no Right Wing now ….

            … I was listening to “today ‘ and guessing what traitor lefty Tory would turn up next …. Barwell …. Ugh … Dominic grieve or Gauk hasn’t been rolled out yet – or the brooding ex PMs …

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          • G says:

            Yasser,

            Back in the day, they called themselves, “The For Britain Movement” – https://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Council-Democracy/Elections-and-voting/Election-results/Newport-West-By-election-results.aspx

            But, “What’s in a Name”. Any name conjured up would pretty well have done. The principle would always have been the same as I hope I explained previously. Its that principle that needs to be overcome and the system changed and made more fair with opportunity for smaller parties to succeed and grow.

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            • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

              I’m with you on changing the system. I am a total supporter of a good proportional system and worked on a committee to change the system here. We took less than three years to do it.. Almost nobody wants to change back to FPP. despite the initial wariness.

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      • taffman says:

        Yasser Dasmibehbi
        “My Reform party”
        What makes you think its my party ?
        I merely post on this website to point out that there are other parties on offer .
        The ‘dyed in the wool Tory voters’ need to know that there are other political parties in Great Britain .
        Otherwise we are in the same two party state. Hence more of the ‘same old same old’.
        We have a Tory government making promises that they don’t keep just to get elected .
        Many of the commentators on this site would post many of the sentiments that have the same sentiments as UKIP, Britain First, The Reform party, etc. etc.
        Other wise , Same old Same Old ……..
        Promises, Promises and Promises ,
        that are never kept by the buffoon and his wife .
        Think outside of the box .

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  19. The Mouse says:

    Although I despise the way Dominic Cummings came out in his snivelling drivel about Boris I do think Cummings got the one big thing spot on.

    I watched/listened to a number of Cummings’ pre Boris speeches where he said that any government could ‘not get anything done’ as they were shackled by our own civil service (very left leaning I would add) and the EU.

    Boris didn’t listen for a number of reasons (his wife, his lack of long term strategy, his need for immediate popularity, unwillingness to deal with BBC, borders, energy, woke, the civil service enemy within,) and as a result he has not got things done.

    Unless the Tories can get a real pro-Brexit leader (not another wet, and the ‘Tories’ appear to have a lot of these) then we are facing a gradual move to become a lesser member of the EU.

    Not many, any, natural leaders across most parties. David Frost?

    Another socialist government (Labour – Lib-Dem coalition) to displace this socialist government will bring us closer to Europe.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      What does it matter? People need to recognise we are as much a one party state as China is. As some have said here we replace one groupd of Socialists with another groups of Socialists aided and abetted by yet another group of Socialists.

      Nothing will change until the party decides it’s time for change.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Certainly Frosty is a candidate but how can he get a Seat now ?

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  20. Fedup2 says:

    Today

    I’m only listening out of duty and getting the bias .

    Both Robinson and meeshal are in happy land . You can hear it in their voices .

    They are delighted by a queue of so called Tory MPs and commentators lining up to put the knife in to nut nut .

    Don’t get me wrong . I don’t care much for nut nut as I won’t support a lefty badged blue .

    But the BBC thinks it can do and say whatever it wants to get it’s approved political party elected . And that is wrong …..

    Elsewhere
    The BBC has a daily piece on the show trial / kangaroo court in Washington aimed at preventing president trump from running for office again .
    Some BBC clone called ‘plett usher ‘ cheer leads for the democrats as a queue of DoJ Democrats line up to spit poison at the true president .

    My biggest criticism of President Trump is his failure to see it all coming and to do something about it – although I suppose by the end the swamp was just overwhelming ….
    But for the BBC – there is no question of theft of an election –

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    • Thoughtful says:

      And what could he have done? This is another example of the criminality of the Democrat party which should by rights be broken up to prevent its utter endemic corruption.

      Alas the Republican party appears to be an inept as the Tories, far too comfortable and complacent to come out fighting expose the lies and the criminals – they just want an easy life, and there are amongst them a number of turncoat traitors like Mitt Rmoney another elderly senile man who just need to be removed before they can do any more damage.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Thoughtful – if he spotted that the DoJ had been completely infiltrated by Obama democrats he might have been able to replace them with his own people …..and perhaps prevent the wide scale plan to subverts counts across States –
        But he was fighting a one man war against the whole system

        Back to nut nut – isn’t it strange / ironic – that the electorate give him no thanks for acting like a labour PM spending taxpayers cash like a Corbyn …. Go woke nut nut – go broke ….

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        • Thoughtful says:

          A one man war is an accurate observation, because the Republicans in the US are as ineffective and complacent as the Tories are here. Several of them appear to have gone over to the Democrats and need to be removed as one would prune a plant with infected limbs.

          Also far too many elderly people as representatives, it’s as bad as watching Leonid Brezhnev and his geraintocracy on both sides, and we know from Bidens example that they fail to retain good cognition at that age.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, the BBC are so hateful of Trump that they even overlook one of their own ‘trusted sources’ (Newsweek or Time, cannot remember which, I have it somewhere) who even published an article about the theft of the US Presidential Election by the Democrats.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Up2
        It’s weird really – and if events are not wiped out by social media and search engines – that all the effort is on the disorder at the Capitol building – but just ignores the views of those who sincerely believe the election was stolen .

        In a sane world ( maybe ) the future will look at it and say ‘well of course they were upset by the theft ‘ and it’s just amazing that America accepted it – but they were spoon fed by the corrupt MSM so they looked away ….

        BTW I haven’t seen 2000 mules yet – could do find it last time I looked …

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        • tomo says:

          All the 2000Mules free streams that I found are now extinct it seems. I think the free streams were undercover marketing of a sort as many people (non tech) I know had difficulty finding them without a direct link.

          imho the movie makes a good case that there was enough fraud to warrant a thorough investigation – the details of individual ballot box stuffer “travels” and the constant running back to the “vote warehouses” are damning – there really is only one explanantion.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, I seem to recall that someone posting here put up a link to a video gathered by an Indian gentleman in the US of video evidence of something devious being done with postal votes. Seemed credible.

          Should be investigated but I think the Indian gentleman has been turned away each time he has approached the appropriate authorities.

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  21. Guest Who says:

    Bring the BBC one assumes no people were involved bar the unfortunate victims?

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  22. Guest Who says:

    Saz has figured out how to not look as sad a twat as Sopes.

    https://therightscoop.com/savage-mode-kari-lake-shows-everyone-how-to-deal-with-cnn-reporters-video/

    Don’t turn up.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Notice that the Rail Union leader Mick Lynch is something of a hero for pointing out the banal fawning stuipidity and lack of intellect of interviewers from various Leftist media outlets, and here’s where it becomes interesting.

      The Left is not a homogenous block where everyone believes the same thing like some kind of robots, the upper middle class Islington Metropolitan Liberal lefties despise the working class and always have.

      I recall one of them being interviewed in a state of confusion and despair having visited a coal mine and declaring that the oppressed liberals there had been replaced with ”scum”. He honestly believed that the coal mines were filled with university educated people of upper middle class set forced to work for a pittance down a mine. He had no clue of the working class because in his deluded isolated bubble he had never met anyone from that class – and when he did he hated them!

      This is the state of the British media lefties, a breed of upper middle class Opera & theatre attendees, university educated and utterly clueless about the working class other than that they despise them when they do come across them.

      Mick Lynch has really stuck it to them and earned admiration and respect for doing so. If only the cowardly Tories – pretty much the same as the BBC set could do the same.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Diane Abbott was educated by Simon Sharma for the BBC …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB4o5n2EGyA

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Thoughtful – I saw a ‘pastiche ‘ of mr Lynch responding to various MSM types – for instance – asking what ‘picketing ‘ amounts too ….
        And was so reminded of those solid union leaders of the past – such as comrade bob Crowe .

        Perhaps when the London swamp is personally affected by the actions of ‘workers ‘ the liberal tone changes .

        There is a bit of a fantasy about a ‘general strike ‘ going about at the moment …. But after the covid lockdowns – would anyone notice ?

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  23. MarkyMark says:

    For the FEW .. NOT THE MANY.

    Glastonbury travel: BBC reporter’s journey to festival

    Glastonbury travel: BBC reporter’s journey to festival
    Close
    BBC reporter Steffan Powell made his way to Glastonbury Festival on Thursday.

    Just five trains are running today from London’s Paddington station to Castle Cary in Somerset, the nearest railway station to Glastonbury Festival which opened on Wednesday.

    Watch his journey.

    Video journalist: Alex Stanger

    Published
    16 hours ago

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-61909619

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    • micknotmike says:

      The bbc certainly are the worlds finest :-
      “Scoop! hold the front page! man rides on train!”
      What’s next?
      “Fight in chip shop! Fish get battered!”

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    • Guest Who says:

      Is Ed going?

      Then Laura can get out the ££££udio and ‘report’ on him getting in and out of trains.

      Or not.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Traingate is the popular name given to a 2016 disputed incident between Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party, and the train operating company Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) and its minority shareholder Richard Branson.

        During August 2016, a video was released of Corbyn sitting on the floor of a VTEC train while campaigning during a leadership challenge by Owen Smith. Corbyn said the train was “ram-packed” and used this to support his policy to reverse the 1990s privatisation of the railways of Great Britain, which created private operators such as VTEC.

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

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  24. AsISeeIt says:

    Reverse it they say in this bumper retro edition
    Containing stranger things, like – long-gone rellies and a black man in wellies

    Of course the Guardian loves Glastonbury and of course that paper heads the BBC online press line up this morning: We’re here for the cheer. Glastonbury revellers are ready to party – reads the caption to the interestingly uniformly white youngsters pictured frontpage on the Gruan.

    Fear not Guardianistas, diversity comes in the shape of: Herbie Hancock. All set to take to the Pyramid stage at 82 – even in wellies (Guardian)

    Meanwhile the Telegraph raises a timely concern over: Dying arts. How modern culture abandoned originality – a pic of Kate Bush makes the point as the Daily Mail remarks on the decidedly non-rock n roll: Kate Bush, 63, lives a reclusive life in Oxfordshire with partner of 30 years. She’s currenty number one in the UK charts, and in serveral other countries around the world, and is worth an estimated £47million, but elusive pop singer Kate Bush is more likely to be found popping in on ailing neigbours and chatting to the postman than doing anything to celebrate her latest wave of success.

    The Daily Star spookily requests: Alexa.. Bring granny back from the dead. Alexa is set to add raising the dead to its catalogue of handy household tasks, by resurrecting voices of long-gone rellies. Yikes.

    The theme continues…

    … ethereal ‘80s pop star Kate Bush is primed for a generational rediscovery. Following her single Running Up That Hill … being featured in the latest season of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, a new legion of Gen Z listeners are unearthing her catalogue of otherworldly music. (Evening Standard)

    Even the left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper under their Culture feature frets: Millennials are killing the period drama

    While we’re pondering the time-loop: Memoir Floella Benjamin: Night Bowie tried to get me in his bedroom (Daily Mirror) – hash tag me too – so retrospective… it’s post mortem? I guess that night Bowie fancied a bit of Play Away

    The Sun notes: Queen is back in the saddle. She’s riding again… year after being told to quit.

    You get a frontpage retro pin up and The Sun further promises a pick of: 1990s power women – including TORN AGAIN How Masked Singer queen Natalie Imbruglia beat cruel ‘rip off’ claims… and the reason she couldn’t be as racy as Kylie

    The Daily ExpressUnited with the people of Ukraine – employs their very bestest most favourite headline – you know the one: where the government says the Army is about to be sent in – no matter how preposturous it may seem – to do every imaginable crisis-hit job under the sun – from bus conductor to symphony orchestra conductor: Boris: British troops could help get grain out of Ukraine

    Also frontapage of the Express they ask: Is there no end to this? Now BA staff vote to strike – you know what’s coming tomorrow… Wait for it, wait for it… by the numbers… pick up the holiday maker’s baggage… check them through customs… three-four. RAF flyboys… you know what to do with them Jumbos…

    Telegraph cartoonist Matt is back at work and on form – he has the hairdresser ask: “Had any nice holiday plans ruined recently?”

    Under business news the Telegraph notices: Brussels’ cheerleaders are painting Brexit as a disaster to reverse it

    Furthermore the Telegraph reckons: War could create global food crisis for two years – that’s if our leaders in the west keep it going for two years, rather than bring the warring parties together to seek to find a peace treaty.

    The globalist liberal corporate pink paper regrets: Biden’s blues. Ratings slump threatens to sabotage agenda (FT) – democracy and public opinion, eh? Always getting in the way of the grand plan.

    Prime advertising frontpage spot in the FT is bought by EDHEC – an internationalist business school which seeks to entice students with: If you care about climate change, you can start with finance

    Oh dear, that doesn’t sit well with: Drive for green fuel to be relaxed… Boris Johnson will relax the push to use green fuel amid concerns that the initiative could contribute to the cost of living crisis (Telegraph)

    The Telegraph, in a minor frontpage subheadline, remarks on: Top Nigerian politician ‘trafficked child to UK’ – so, tell us something new?

    The Times – albeit also in a minor frontpage story – is far more forthright with the gory detail: Organ harvest charge. A Nigerian politician and his wife have been charged with plotting to bring a boy of 15 to Britain to transplant his organs to their daughter…

    We wonder what Sir Lenny Henry might find interesting about the people charged with such novel and remarkable crimes?

    In tangentially related news: Anguish of young man who had sex organs removed on NHS then regretted it the same day… as he SUES NHS over gender reassignment surgery (Daily Mail)

    The formerly coronaphobic ‘i’ considers: How worried to be about Polio – and remarks: Sunak met private US social care firms to scope “opportunities” in Britain. Treasury papers reveal Chancellor’s offer in California was rebuff

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    • Guest Who says:

      So long as no Floella ‘lying naked on the floor’… all good.

      These media types do like to over share.

         4 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Guest who – is that a Bowie lyric ?

           4 likes

        • Guest Who says:

          Technically by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, and Phil Thornalley.

          Then the thought of Natalie in such a position helped propel it from obscurity to higher places.

          Cannot speak for such an image now.

          Wife likes Friends and then I saw Ms. Cox today. So, depends.

          Still, loopy songstresses can send up subs now, so the beat goes on.

          I recall a famous sex symbol was miffed when her tush was replaced by a body double.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      ASI
      I am surprised you didn’t link the ‘end of the period drama ‘ with the laughable story about a chap losing his chap but then regretting not being a chap any more ( although I believe once a chap always a chap ) ….

      And nice to see Nigerians allegedly importing both polio and organ donors …. Import the 3rd world -get the 3rd world …

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      • AsISeeIt says:

        The end of period drama – well spotted. I certainly missed a nice segueway trick there. I thought of going with Wuthering Heights as a link to period drama – a bit lame and even that was after my editing time was up.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Nice to see the ‘kids ‘ catching up with my Deezer favourites tracks ….

             3 likes

          • Eddy Booth says:

            Be nicer if the current culturally bankrupt generation had their own music styles.
            They don’t even seem to have any new fashions either, the males dressing in black and grey nylon sportswear; maybe the females wearing black leggings regardless of rotundness is the nearest they get.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “If you care about climate change, you can start with finance”

      Russia faces greater threat from Greta Thunberg than western sanctions, economist suggests
      https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/russia-ukraine-energy-europe-sanctions-b2023180.html

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Welcome back, AISI. I was getting worried. Was wondering if I would have to stand in for you over the weekend.

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  25. MarkyMark says:

    “Without fact checking people online, in power or on line can spew any nonsense.” Joe

    ………………..

    BBC News
    BBC One, 4 June 2022, 10.30pm

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

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

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

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

    We apologise for the mistake.

    07/06/2022

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

    ………….

    “Without fact checking people online, in power or on line can spew any nonsense.” Joe

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Steyn is fighting such a brave fight – if you haven’t seen him yet – make the effort – before he is ‘banned’- I reckon they’d refuse to let him into the UK as a ‘state enemy ‘ and stick him on the TR -Carol Thatcher – Starkey – Katie Hopkins -forbidden list ….

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  26. MarkyMark says:

    Labour win Wakefield, LibDems win Tiverton and Honiton.

    Tiverton-and-Wakefield-copy.jpg?fit=800

    ONE PARTY – DIFFERENT COLOURS.

    The People’s Republic of China is run by a single party, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), headed by the CCP General Secretary who tends to be the paramount leader of China.[1] State power within the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is exercised through the CCP, the Central People’s Government (State Council) and its provincial and local representation. The state uses Internal Reference [zh], secret documents produced by Xinhua News Agency, similar to the United States’ President’s Daily Brief. China’s two special administrative regions (SARs), Hong Kong and Macau, have independent multi-party systems and are separate from the mainland’s one-party system.

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  27. MarkyMark says:

    The Chinese political system is authoritarian.[2][3][4][5][6][7] There are no freely elected national leaders, political opposition is suppressed, all religious activity is controlled by the CCP, dissent is not permitted and civil rights are curtailed.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_China
    ………………….

    1765 …. **In a republic worthy of name, freedom to publish one ’s thoughts is a citizen’s natural right.** They may use a pen or their voice, and should not be prevented from writing any more than speaking …That is the law in England, a monarchical country, where people are freer than elsewhere because they are more enlightened. – Voltaire, Republican Ideas, 1765

    2018 … In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY – UK South Yorkshire Police, 2018

    1765 … **In a republic worthy of name, freedom to publish one’s thoughts is a citizen’s natural right.**

    2018 … **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**

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  28. MarkyMark says:

    Russia faces greater threat from Greta Thunberg than western sanctions, economist suggests
    Reducing Europe’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels, as the environmentalist has suggested, is more powerful than financial sanctions, experts claim

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/russia-ukraine-energy-europe-sanctions-b2023180.html

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  29. MarkyMark says:

    We can overcome this impasse! Let’s Move Forward! “Enough for the Many, Enough for the Few”.

    It seems to me that Labour have lost (democratically@40%) but act as though they have won and the Conservatives have won (democratically@42.4%) but are waiting to lose, rather than take power and getting on with it.

    So I suggest rather than this continuing this tiring political, we take this problem further a field. Venezuela is praised by some Labour Members as a socialist dream, along with Cuba, South Africa and China. So we do a ‘wealth transfer’ of people.

    All members of Labour Party with families (483,000 Labour Members March2017) can transfer to one of the countries that signs up for this great experiment. In response, people from the socialist countries who no longer want the socialist dream, because they are living it, can come to the UK – trying to keep it one for one as close as possible – same skill would be great but this won’t be completely possible.

    We run this for 10 years and see where we get to. Socialist get to build their socialist dream in a socialist country, possibly with sunnier weather. The people who have had enough of the socialist dream can come to the UK to work hard and improve the UK.

    “For all his flaws, Castro’s support for Angola played a crucial role in bringing an end to Apartheid in South Africa and he will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice.” – Corbyn

    “Thanks Hugo Chavez for showing that the poor matter and wealth can be shared. He made massive contributions to Venezuela & a very wide world” – Corbyn

    “He said his ‘core values’ (interesting to know what they are) had not changed during the 34 years (thats a lot of time to be an MP) as an MP and cited his campaigning against discrimination in South Africa and fighting ‘unfairness’.” Corbyn, april2017

    “Well over 150,000 Venezuelans have fled the country in the last year alone, the highest in more than a decade, according to scholars studying the exodus.” newyorkpost / nov2016

    The total full-time staff numbers are at 18,974 this year compared with 18,674 in the previous 12 months. The amount spent on on-screen and on-air talent has also increased from £194.23m in 2013/14 to £208.49m in 2014/15.
    * “The Great British Bake Off” presenters. BBC salaries paid by you: £500,000. Aug2016

    * Claudia Winkleman. Rumoured BBC salary paid by you: More than £500,000.

    * Gary Lineker. Rumoured BBC salary paid by you: £1.5 million ($2 million).
    * Graham Norton. Rumoured BBC salary paid by you: Up to £2.5 million

    BBC and it’s presenters can go as well! Everyone Wins!

    Why holiday in a socialist country – when you can live there!

    https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/06/19/start-the-week-open-thread-129/comment-page-2/#comment-846232

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  30. MarkyMark says:

    £3.5BN News Service.

    Katie Price: The rise and fall of a glamour model
    Published
    8 hours ago

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-61813593

    ….

    A damning new report has revealed how a 12-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by different men, hours after police ignored her pleas for help.

    The girl, who was identified only as Sophie, was abused after “significant opportunities” were missed to protect her when the incident occurred back in 2006.

    After the youngster was molested in a churchyard, she went to Oldham Police Station, in Manchester, hoping officers would bring her attackers to justice.

    Instead, her cry for help was ignored and she was turned away for being “drunk” and a time-waster.
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/girl-12-repeatedly-raped-after-27282225

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  31. andyjsnape says:

    bBC “reports”
    The Lib Dems stormed to victory Tiverton and Honiton in Devon, overturning a 24,000 Tory majority with a 30% swing

    So 30% of? What were the numbers of people that voted, 30% of 3?

    also reporting the PM “hanging on”, biased?

    Lets face it the eu sponsored beeb doesn’t want the current PM

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  32. atlas_shrugged says:

    Now that the EU has green lighted the way for Ukraine to become a member I was thinking of the consequences for the poor Ukrainians:

    Their soldiers fighting activities would be curtailed by a working time directive.

    They would have to buy all their bullets from Belgium

    French exocet missiles would start slamming into and sinking Ukrainian ships.

    All their lorry laybys would be littered with plastic bottles full of orange liquid.

    Ukrainian carrots would be banned for being too bendy.

    I could go on ….

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  33. Thoughtful says:

    Strikes me that Tory wet (scuba diver) Rees Mogg must be cock a hoop at the results in Wakefield and Tiverton, or perhaps he really is so wet and dim that he couldn’t understand the consequence of voting for someone as toxic to voters as Boris Johnson.

    An alumni of the rotten school supports a fellow traveller perhaps, but all those cowardly MPs who voted to keep Boris Johnson should now signal their approval and pleasure at the results of the by-elections.

    Why? Because they knew exactly as sure as night follows day that this would be the result if they voted to keep Boris Johnson as their leader, and they also knew that this result would be repeated all over the country were a general election to be called.

    These naive numpties need to be called to account by their constituency members and made to explain why a landslide defeat for their party is a desirable outcome for their party and why they voted for that. Any response that they didn’t know what they were voting for should result in an immediate de-selection vote for being absolutely naive and catastroophically stupid. (as manby of them appear to be!)

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  34. Flotsam says:

    One thing you can say for sure is that left wing Labour Socialists are incredibly boring.Did anyone else hear the winner of the Wakefield by-election, Simon Lightwood, make his victory speech. It went on and on and on, full of the usual class war, anti- Tory and Johnson stock phrases. Fortunately it was the very early hours and was trying to get to sleep. Simon Lightwood helped me to get to sleep admirably.

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  35. andyjsnape says:

    BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire forced to read out furious viewer’s bias claims after Tory clash
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1293863/bbc-news-victoria-derbyshire-bbc-bias-tweet-aljazeera-tom-hunt-mp

    ooops 🙂

       10 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      She’s like Vile in a Pelosi wig, only without the charm and commitment to impartiality.

         6 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      “forced to read” and added to BBC HOMEPAGE?

         3 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      The BBC News host was reading out tweets received by her programme following her interview with Tory MP Tom Hunt over the Government’s plans on reopening schools in the UK. But as she proceeded to read a few comments from her viewers, Victoria Derbyshire bizarrely read out one that was highly critical of her interview methods and called for people to watch Aljazeera instead of BBC News channels.

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  36. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Boris is saying he will ‘listen to voters’ after the 2 by election defeats. Does this mean he didn’t listen to voters before the elections.

    I wish all the miscellaneous right leaning Parties would get their act together. Maybe combine.
    They get low numbers of votes partly because they split their voting base and people can see that they will not win anything.
    If Reform/UKIP/Britain First etc stay as a load of small separate Parties none of them will win anything.
    It’s all too much Peoples front of Judea and the Judean peoples front.
    With 3 left wing Parties (liblabcon) we need the right of centre Parties to grow up and unite to present a creditable alternative to the current bunch of Hildings in the den of Westminster.

    Putting a remainer up as the Wakefield candidate was an insult to Tory voters. Maybe they needed an ethnic if there are lots of them there (Wakefield) was the reason but I don’t recall hearing about Wakefield ‘grooming gangs’ so there may not be many of them there.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Boris is saying he will ‘listen to voters’ after the 2 by election defeats.

      3 voters in Batley hide from the freedom of expression tolerant UK.

         8 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        The only voter nut nut will listen to is Mrs nut nut – and that – dear reader – is the problem of our time .

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        • MarkyMark says:

          Boris Johnson’s Guarantee
          We will get Brexit done in January and unleash the potential of our whole country.
          I guarantee:

          Extra funding for the NHS, with 50,000 more nurses and 50 million more GP surgery appointments a year.

          20,000 more police and tougher sentencing for criminals.

          An Australian-style points-based system to control immigration.

          Millions more invested every week in science, schools, apprenticeships and infrastructure while controlling debt.

          Reaching Net Zero by 2050 with investment in clean energy solutions and green infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and pollution.

          We will not raise the rate of income tax, VAT or National Insurance.
          Thank you for supporting our majority Conservative Government so we can move our great country on instead of going backwards.

          BORIS JOHNSON
          PRIME MINISTER

             3 likes

    • G says:

      Emmanuel,

      “…..so there may not be many of them there.” Yet.

         4 likes

  37. Guest Who says:

    https://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2022/06/ofcom-complains-about-bbcs-complaints.html

    Surely it is time for Timmeh! to send out the Dancing Monkey dad’s army homeguard of Simpo and JezBo to twitter to decry?

    I’d have added Toenails but he has kind of screwed the pooch on BBC information integrity.

       2 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      The BBC’s regulator Ofcom reports its own findings pretty clearly in the following four headlines:

      BBC must transform the way it serves audiences, Ofcom warns
      Too many people lack confidence in BBC complaints process, which must improve
      Audiences consistently rate it less favourably for impartiality
      Ofcom introduces new regulation to make the BBC more transparent and open

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  38. MarkyMark says:

    Tim Farron quits as Lib Dem leader
    This article is more than 5 years old
    Farron says ‘remaining faithful to Christ’ was incompatible with being party leader after repeated questions over his faith
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/14/tim-farron-quits-as-lib-dem-leader
    ……………….
    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

    A new film has been pulled from cinemas after being accused of “blasphemy”. The Lady of Heaven, directed by Eli King, tells the story of Fatima, the daughter of the prophet Muhammad. It’s billed as the first ever film to do so. Cineworld has now decided to pull the film’s release after it was met with protests.10 Jun 2022
    ….
    Tiverton and Honiton by-election: Lib Dems take seat
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-61918899

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  39. MarkyMark says:

    The BBC News host was reading out tweets received by her programme following her interview with Tory MP Tom Hunt over the Government’s plans on reopening schools in the UK. But as she proceeded to read a few comments from her viewers, Victoria Derbyshire bizarrely read out one that was highly critical of her interview methods and called for people to watch Aljazeera instead of BBC News channels.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1293863/bbc-news-victoria-derbyshire-bbc-bias-tweet-aljazeera-tom-hunt-mp

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  40. MarkyMark says:

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  41. Doublethinker says:

    But if we were to tell him , or any other front line politician, that our number one concern by a country mile, was the current level of illegal and legal immigration and the impact that decades of unchecked immigration had had on our country, he would accuse us of being racists and ignore or punish us.
    Even if we specified that our concern of Muslim rape gangs, an incontestable fact that even the justice system has found to be true in hundreds of cases, he and all other politicians would fob us off with platitudes.
    I have no faith in any of our politicians , in the police, in the judiciary, in the media or indeed in our entire establishment . Basically I’ve had enough of the lot of them and of the country that they have created which is so much worse then the one that I grew up in.

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  42. StewGreen says:

    Why do corps virtue signal by doing disproportionately black or BAME adverts ?
    One thing is it buys them insurance ‘don’t look for problems with us, we are the good guys’
    It’s easier than making sure their operations obey equality laws and principles.

    Macmillan Cancer charity did such adverts
    eg https://www.twitter.com/macmillancancer/status/1453258914917666828

    but now they are going around like crazy APOLOGISING after staff accused them of racism.
    ..I don’t know if the claims are proportionate or partly false
    eg it could be that black nurses are less likely to choose cancer jobs than white.

    Times : “systematically racist” work culture and rife disability discrimination.
    Some staff said there was “a cabal of middle-class white women” at the top of the charity.
    Some one or union gave them those lines
    ..No one has tweeted it.

    The Times said the exec has stepped down early
    and that the replace another white woman resigned a group land year over handling of sexual harassment allegations.

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    • StewGreen says:

      I suggest that if you hire an org called The Social Justice Collective to do a report, they are always likely to say your org is super racist.

      Macmillan tweeted
      Earlier this year, we commissioned a report to deepen our understanding of our Ethnically Diverse and Disabled colleagues’ experiences, after some told us that they feel less able to speak up at Macmillan than others.
      We have now received a report summarising its findings The experiences within the report make for painful reading, and we’re profoundly sorry that these distressing and harmful experiences occurred at Macmillan.
      They are a powerful, humbling demonstration of how much more we must do to support our colleagues.
      we will not be sharing the report publicly due to the highly personal accounts from colleagues included, who shared these fully and in confidence in a bid to help ensure these critical changes occur

      One detail has leaked
      but it’s limited to saying one manager secretly recorded a conversation with a colleague and the made a transcript that misrepresented the situation.
      OK that is bullying by one person
      https://www.thirdsector.co.uk/macmillan-manager-secretly-recorded-misleadingly-edited-meeting-colleague-report-finds/management/article/1790475

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  43. vlad says:

    The liars at the BBC won’t tell you this, but here’s more proof (if it were needed) that the Imbecile in the White House is such a useless liability that every single word he utters, every movement he makes, has to be choreographed, planned, scripted and managed to the nth degree so the old fool doesn’t mess up.
    And STILL he manages to mess up.

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    • vlad says:

      1656042304_934_Joe-Biden-accidentally-reveals-awkward-cheat-sheet-reminding-him-take.jpg

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      • vlad says:

        They forgot to mention:

        YOU do not sniff any small girl’s hair you might see in the crowd.

        YOU do not fall over as you try to find the exit.

        YOU do not poop your pants, if possible.

        P.S. YOU are the President.

        YOUR name is Joe Biden.

        YOUR son is a crook and YOU are in on the scam.

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    • JohnC says:

      The situation in Ukraine and whatever is going to follow are all a direct result of the perceived weakness of the West and the lack of any leadership in the Whitehouse. And we have a PM who is hanging on their coat-tails.

      The BBC – and the Left in general – are 100% complicit in why this has happened. We should never forget this. I do wonder if anyone at the BBC even realises. I honestly think they are so wrapped up with their obsession with Trump that they don’t care about the consequences.

         11 likes

      • vlad says:

        Yes, perceived weakness of the West, AND Biden’s imbecilic green energy policies that crippled America and hugely strengthened Russia’s wealth and power over Europe, all of which emboldened Putin to invade.

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  44. StewGreen says:

    The same Times page
    Then has an article by Fariha Karim making similar about Amnesty

    Sacha Deshmukh boss of Global HPO says they have done a report into Amnesty
    found “an institutionally racist culture”
    “white saviour and colonialist” attitude
    “bullying” is the main issue.

    That Times article is dishonest cos it fails to mention that report dates from April

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  45. StewGreen says:

    Turn 2 pages and there is a full page UN advert
    which says by buying “a simple T-shirt” we can make “Peace For All”

    Page logos : UNHCR, Save The Children. Plan International.

    10 pages further on is another full page advert
    for Save The Children “donate to us”

    ====

    Times also says the EU is blocking funds to 143 Horizon scheme scientists unless they move out of Britain, cos an agreement hasn’t been made on the UK staying in Horizon, cos the EU is blocking due to the Northern Ireland plans

    AFAIK UK funding is available to them as a replacement.

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  46. Beltane says:

    The BBC’s fundamental dishonesty continues undiminished. Naturally they see the by-election results as another gift and delight, but that does nothing to excuse perpetuating the lie that the result is ‘the most dramatic swing in history’ – not least because Kay Burley (of all people) has refuted the claim by reeling off a list of historical results, all of which have exceeded Tiverton’s.

    More to the point, not once has tactical voting been mentioned, as if the LibDems powerful and dynamic electoral messages swung the result their way alone and unaided.

    The Labour vote was 1064, and at the last election they polled 11654 – so 10,600 voted tactically, without conscience or loyalty, simply to ensure the Tories lost. What a tribute to democracy, and what a pathetic platform for the LibDems to claim a ‘dramatic victory’.

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  47. StewGreen says:

    The Times on Saturday had a full page article about the head of English Heritage
    and her wokification projects
    eg money spent on new portraits of English black heroes.
    and endless slavery apologies

       13 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Many societies throughout history have practised slavery, and Muslim societies were no exception.

      It’s thought that as many people were enslaved in the Eastern slave trade as in the Atlantic slave trade.

      It’s ironic that when the Atlantic slave trade was abolished the Eastern trade expanded, suggesting that for some Africans the abolition of the Atlantic trade didn’t lead to freedom, but merely changed their slave destination.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/slavery_1.shtml

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  48. StewGreen says:

    Bullying really exists and sometimes it’s racist.
    However it is irritating when media don’t give contexts about proportions

    Michaela Coel and Paapa Essiedu received a formal apology from shared alma mater Guildhall School of Music and Drama:
    “We have since undertaken a sustained program of action to address and dismantle longstanding systemic racism within the acting program.”

    The article says
    #1 In ONE improvisation workshop someone shouted out at the black actor
    “hey N-word”
    ..To me that is comparable to once when I was in improvisation workshop some bloke turned round and kissed me on the mouth

    #2 A lecturer once told him voice was not proper and sounded like his moth is fill of chocolate cake

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  49. Guest Who says:

    BBC section cordoned off with Lenny and Gaz on the door?

       12 likes

  50. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – back, not to the 1970s but the 1940s and 1950s

    A little late to the programme circa 6.30 a.m. but polio is all the rage. I am given a hardly credible to partly credible story that the polio virus detected in sewage is possibly from a child who has had the polio vaccine recently in the Beckton area of East London. Other rather more likely scenarios are the improper NHS disposal of out of date polio vaccines or vaccines that have been left on a shelf or desk instead of the refrigerator. Another explanation could be the improper disposal of swabs after inoculation of the polio vaccine, perhaps being flushed down a toilet by someone in a hurry to go home and not wanting to open up the ‘Medical Waste’ sack again.

    Bearing in mind all the chemicals, especially anti-viral handwashes and anti-viral cleaning chemicals that have been used in the last twenty-seven months and found their way down pipes, including bleach and other toilet cleaners, I am surprised that any virus together with any bacteria can survive in the sewers of London. Perhaps Marianna will spring into action to to see if we are being fed FalseFacts and Misinformation. Young M/s Spring is said to be keen to go after such things

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    • StewGreen says:

      Bleach is made from salt and water
      in light it quickly breaks down
      it would break down in pipes too

      ” ‘is bleach environmentally friendly?’
      Well, sodium hypochlorite rapidly breaks down, forming salt and water.
      Environmental protection agencies have tested the impact of bleach over time
      and, when answering ‘is bleach eco-friendly?’, maintain that it’s safe for bleach to go back into the environment through the appropriate use and safe disposal”

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