462 Responses to Midweek 22 June 2022

  1. StewGreen says:

    The Times on June 10 had an Islamic page

    2 articles
    #1 “Tories step away from donor’s unacceptable comments”

    #2 A fluff piece “The Muslim sisterhood are doing it for themselves”

    The first was a clear cutNpaste from TellMama ‘oh he said sharia law is the de facto in some English towns, London is worse than an African metropolis
    and that cos the Labour is anti-Judeo Christian..Islamic groups feel at home’

    FFS if the speech is illegal its a matter for the courts
    It looks like free speech
    especially since that week Muslim protesters blockaded a Bradford cinema to stop blasphemy
    .. a law which is not English but is sharia.


    • MarkyMark says:

      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


  2. Flotsam says:

    Dear Durham Police. The by-election is over, it’s safe to release the Sir Keergate report please.


  3. tomo says:

    The Glastonbury Festival has opened with a video message from Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

    – wot?

    – no recruitment teepees?

    – falling down on the job


  4. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – hey ho, we are back in the BBC Time Machine and now in the 1990s

    Lots of Conservatives, including – surprisingly – Lord Howard willing to give the current Prime Minister a good kicking or should I say, in Eton terms, a ‘sound thrashing’. I would have thought Michael Howard would have been more of the John Major “put up or shut up” school particularly after what happened to his leadership. Wise commentator, John Curtice of the Psephologist Party, observes that the Conservative wounds were self-inflicted in both vacant seats yeserday and that Keir Starmer is no ‘heir to Blair’.

    The BBC and especially Jonny Dymond are loving this and I can imagine Jonny baring his fangs Nosferatu style and hissing, putting the wind up even Lord Howard. Lord Howard was famously described by Ann Widdecombe, then a Conservative MP, as “having something of the night about him” when Howard was Home Secretary.


  5. BRISSLES says:

    That’s very credible food for thought Up2.

    (Um, I appear to have landed at the end of the previous page when I read your thoughts on polio – hence the above comment. 🙂 )


  6. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #2 – on to one of the BBC’s favourite subjects at the end of TWatO

    Prince Charles, in Rwanda, has spoken of his personal sorrow over slavery. Well, in a sense, he is a victim and it is said by some commentators to be a reason for his personal psychological damage. It may not have been wise to speak of slavery in a BBC described ‘East African Country’ where slavery may still be endemic, especially after the Prince’s claimed recent remarks.

    Strictly speaking Rwanda is a central African country as it shares a border with DR Congo and the Central African Republic is, in African terms, just up the road. But then the BBC and geography and maps are strangers. Also ‘just up the road’ is Uganda (Rwanda & Uganda share another border) and, as talk of the 1970s is all the rage, it might have been wise for the Prince to remain silent on the subject of slavery especially after his reported comments about ‘the Government’s Rwanda plan’. In addition, Rwanda is also close enough to the marine coast of East Africa to be troubled by modern slavery from the north-east.

    BBC, get those atlases out of the cupboard!


  7. Guest Who says:

    Though a basket case already under Biden, and his media propaganda support, one suspects the USA is about to get a taste of democracy Brexit style, as the lunatics go ape until they get their way.

    And the BBC either helps from the sidelines or stays in its Trumpfort zone.



  8. Fedup2 says:

    Roe v wade formally overturned and abortion policy returned to the States – as it should be – in my view … but the BBC / democrats will go to town on this –
    Will they kill a judge of the Supreme Court ? The ingredients are there for Obama / Biden to approve it by silence ….


    • Guest Who says:

      Something legal Barry doesn’t like. So he is organising communities. Very BBC.



      • Guest Who says:

        Ah… this is down to who it is, what it is, and the media pr team support.


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      • MarkyMark says:

        Nigeria rejected British offer to rescue seized Chibok schoolgirls {theguardian.com – mar2017}
        In a mission named Operation Turus, the RAF (UK Airforce) conducted air reconnaissance over northern Nigeria for several months, following the kidnapping of 276 girls from the town of Chibok in April 2014 (by Islamist militant group Boko Haram). “The girls were located in the first few weeks of the RAF mission,” a source involved in Operation Turus told the Observer. “We offered to rescue them, but the Nigerian government declined.”
        – Guardian UK Online Website / 4 March 2017

        #bringbackourgirls – makes you wonder who Michelle Obama was asking to do this? The wife of the most powerful man in the World, with a special relationship with the Country who could have taken action, reduced to holding a piece of card for the World to read a #hashtag that did NOT bring the girls back.



    • Thoughtful says:

      I think many people are missing the point of this and real reason why the Democrats are objecting to this.

      The court has not made abortion illegal, far from it, they have only removed the constitutional right to an abortion, meaning that individual states can now make their own decisions, and this is the issue.

      It’s a loss of centralised power and control which Socialists love, and it means they cannot dictate to states what they must do.

      This is the real reason, because it’s pretty plain that if someone wants one, an abortion will still be possible to procure even it travel outside of a state is necessary.


      • Guest Who says:

        Often helps to check the usually suspect.


      • Rob in Cheshire says:


        Exactly right. The US was designed to be a federal republic. Any power not granted to the federal government in the constitution automatically belongs to the states. There is not one word about abortion in the constitution, the Supreme Court in Roe v Wade purported to find a “right to privacy”, again not written down in the constitution, which they then extended to abortion. It was a travesty of a judgement, and has rightly been overturned.

        As to the Second Amendment, which the usual lefties are getting worked up about, the constitution clearly says the right of the people to keep (ie own) and bear (ie carry) arms shall not be infringed. The Supreme Court is enforcing the plain language of the constitution.

        Lefties prefer a constitution where judges “find” rights which are not mentioned, and ignore rights which are clearly written down. Thank goodness President Trump was able to appoint three judges to the Supreme Court.


        • Fedup2 says:

          The motivation to kill Supreme Court judges now is overwhelming for Obama / Biden disciples – I’d even smell a conspiracy to put them in danger ….

          As for other comments by the pro abortionists – such as comrade Corbyn – strange that local democracy – such as the State s ability to decide – is approved for some issues – but not for others….

          If biden Obama don’t incite killing those judges perhaps they’ll stack the bench with lefty girls ….


  9. Flotsam says:

    Surprised to find Gina Miller of stop Brexit fame on an’ extended spot on GB News today.
    Should I be surprised?

    As I write this Boris Johnson is hosting a press conference at the Commonwealth Leaders Summit. BBC and ITV take the opportunity to put the knife in Johnson regarding the by-elections.


  10. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    A common theme coming out from Tories trying to explain the defeats is that the Tory voters, some 20,000 in both places, stayed at home ‘for some reason’

    I wonder how many of these 2 x 20,000 stay at home’ers are pensioners.

    I suppose ‘lessons will be learned’ by the Tories.


    • Scroblene says:

      Looking briefly at the press this arvo, it seems that a dream ticket would be Penny Mordaunt as PM, with Liz Truss as Chancellor. The current set-up is so out of date and touch, with far too many ‘foreign’ names cluttering up the cabinet and the betting is getting ‘heavy, on the Bay and the Mare’ (‘Stewball’, Peter Paul and Mary)!

      Cue the BBBC to get all anxious about those two, the W1AA offices would be full of piles of wet knickers…


      • MarkyMark says:

        Where does Jeremy Hunt’s wife come from?
        Personal life. Hunt’s wife, Lucia Guo, comes from Xi’an in China. Hunt first met Guo in 2008, when she was working at Warwick University recruiting Chinese students for the university.


  11. tomo says:


  12. G.W.F. says:

    Tonight’s BBC News, anger over the Supreme Court’s decision on Rovy Wade


  13. Guest Who says:


    Glastonbury 2022: Billie Eilish to make history as youngest-ever headliner

    Assuming she is there.


  14. Guest Who says:

    After a period of silence following its initial rush to judge, the bbc has again got excited about the Pally journo who copped a stray round in a war zone firefight.

    Seems the new clincher is the UN, renowned tool of whoever pays enough, have concluded it was the Israelis wot dun it based on… stuff.

    This despite the one clincher, which the Israelis are open to, namely the round in question, stays resolutely in the Pally secret stash.

    So, UN… BBC… screw you and the twisted canoe JezBo came in on.


    • Scroblene says:

      We’ll never find out, Guest!

      Mark Steyns’s superb prog the other day, about the real truth being buttoned up by the leftie-funded platforms, is well worth a gander, a few books have been written too!

      Unfortunatly, I tapped the Airpods the wrong way doing a catchup at 2.00am; they stopped and the phone speaker blared out, waking Senora O’Blene, and causing some choice, unmentionable words, so I missed a bit of it…


      • Guest Who says:

        Every peroxide addled harpie* here is already in full flounce.

        Even some wimmin.


        *Sopes exempted. British. Male. Not blonde. But still a total media tool.


  15. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – that explains it

    Wonderful photo of a non-shortage of baggage handlers in an aircraft hold can be seen here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61808753 slowing down flights by standing around. It is the second picture down the page but also appears under ‘Features and Analysis’ here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business

    Looks like a time and lack of motion study should be done by someone.


    • StewGreen says:

      BBC hardly ever reflect reality
      That particular image is nothing to do with today’s situation
      Rather they have reached for a Getty image as usual.


  16. G.W.F. says:

    Should police officers suffer this humiliation for the sake of diversity?


  17. StewGreen says:

    4:10pm BBC local radio “after the by-election there is increasing pressure on Biri”
    .. I that impartial ??
    Sound like a Labour PR line to me

    Boris always knew he wasn’t going to win them
    There is no increasing pressure really.


  18. Fedup2 says:

    I understand that in one bi election Labour lost its ‘ deposit . Not exactly the stuff of ‘government in waiting ‘ is it ….?

    And didn’t get much of a mention by comrade Robinson and his Asian babe – at one point I thought their love in was gonna get sweaty …


  19. Fedup2 says:

    Time to tidy up the threads …. And move on ….