290 Responses to Weekend 25 June 2022

  1. StewGreen says:

    6:40pm BBC local TV news
    Item on the dropping of poets Philip Larkin and Owen from a particular English syllabus

    They bring on two school girls
    The Indian one says “It’s great we get to non-fiction this black female writer Adichie instead
    ( Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
    I wonder if the pupil made a mistake
    Adichie does have 3 non-fiction works :
    – We Should All Be Feminists,
    – Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
    – and her essay about the death of her father
    However the set text for AQA GCSE is Purple Hibiscus, which many people mistake for her autobiography , but it is a fictional stylised account

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    Later there was an item on the victims of botched vaginal mesh implants whose victim feel pain every day.

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  2. Fedup2 says:

    Hey come on – lighten up – who wants to do stuff by dead white guys … innit Omg lol …..

    And Elswhere – sit back and watch the outrage of the Supreme Court Judgement seems to be not far from the leaked draft from a month ago – maybe it did a service by reducing the shock baby killers would experience by reverting the law back to States .

    Over a dozen States have already banned abortion – and perhaps their reaction should be monitored to view effect – not those metro Godless States where there is little law …

    .. as for Biden – I hope the Pope is watching this candidate for excommunication…..

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  3. StewGreen says:

    GBnews discussion about the lifting of Roe vs Wade
    Lefty This is worse than the taliban brought in by Far Right people ..it’s all due to Trump”

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    • tomo says:

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      • Guest Who says:

        Luckily the U.K. media is appalled at the situation where folk in Bradford are cranking out cousins to keep the NHS busy.

        And Polio in Afghanistan.

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        • Guest Who says:

          In the interests of unbalanced, it should be pointed out that Ms. Occasionally-Coherent is full on with the easy to see slabs of tv news media meat.

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          • Guest Who says:

            BS and Sopes’ first Dinocast Burly audience.

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            • Guest Who says:

              Coming to this country via control of the establishment by activists.

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              • Guest Who says:

                Growlercam politics.

                Be interesting if @bbcnorthamerica has an up skirt editor assigned.

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              • StewGreen says:

                Afzal was just extremely sexist there
                He denied that women who are anti-abortion have agency
                He said that the decision is entirely due to men.

                The court did NOT ban abortion
                it just said the old law was illegal cos it denied states the right to make their own decision on it.

                Not every state denies people free health care
                New York does provide it ..to 7.3 million poor people.

                BTW I am pro abortion

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                • Guest Who says:

                  It is an emotive, complex issue and most certainly best handled sensitively by legislators and commentators experienced in nuance and communication.

                  Screeching dykes egged on by kindergarten politicians seeking coverage from heat over light activist media… not so much.

                  The route to anarchy is already established here.

                  And I am about at the limit of being vexed online about it.

                  Whatever these cretinous gated community establishment tools think they would rub in the noses of the majority would serve lord knows, but they will only manage to be consumed by it all last.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          3 teachers hide in UK is a step forward – says 650 MPS who say nothing about it.

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  4. Nibor says:

    Prince Charles thinks sending people to Rwanda is appalling

    He should have words with his mother , who sent him there this week .

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    • taffman says:

      Nibor
      I am afraid that the Prince of Wales is loosing the plot.
      Lets hope that William is learning lessons if he is to be our next king ?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Prince William: ‘Why I wanted to work with The Big Issue’
        The Duke of Cambridge writes about why he took to the streets to sell The Big Issue and why ending homelessness is a cause close to his heart

        THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE
        20 Jun 2022

        ……………..

        https://www.bigissue.com/opinion/prince-william-why-i-wanted-to-work-with-the-big-issue/

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        • taffman says:

          We are housing foreign criminals at taxpayers expense!
          Empty the 4 star hotels of illegals and put the homeless, native people of Great Britain in them. Simples.

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      • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

        This is beyond the pale.

        I am very close to declaring myself a republican. This man has no right to start apologizing for our history.
        When the Queen goes we cannot have this fool as monarch.
        Off with his head.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Yasser, Prince Charles would have written that speech in conjunction with his advisers. Sometimes, no doubt, their advice is less than good. The Prince would have been well advised to have avoided the topic of slavery, in my view, especially where he was making the speech.

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        • Nibor says:

          Is that the Commowealth ? Backward looking , whinging, money grabbing, finger pointing , hectoring , sob fest ?

          Or is prince ponce mouth wrong and the Commonwealth is a society other countries not of our ex empire want to join because it’s a force for good ?

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Nibor – the kerfuffle over the finances of ‘Baroness Scotland “ the coloured Blair girl in charge of the commonwealth admin doesn’t seem to be getting much attention ….
            She has ‘form’ over expenses and employing ‘friends ‘ but it doesn’t hit the public radar –
            —- with a bit of luck once HMThe Queen passes the Commonwealth will wither and leave us dealing with countries not on the ‘give me ‘ all the time …

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        • MarkyMark says:

          Can he give up all his free cars and houses? Aren’t they the spoils of war? HA HA HA HA HA..

          flat,128×128,075,t.jpg

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Taffy,
        William the Dick Head is going to be as bad as his father judging by his various letters and speeches in the last month or so. Once the Queen goes so does my support for Monarchy.

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        • taffman says:

          Who is advising him?
          Many ex forces veterans are living out on the streets begging for help while invading freeloaders are languishing in luxury at our expense .
          Its time we put a new, anti – woke government in charge of this country.

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  5. StewGreen says:

    Netflix = Wokeflix
    “My Monticello,” is being made as a Netflix film.
    The fictional novel is about a diverse group of Charlottesville neighbours who are outrunning violent white supremacists.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The film Black Panther further established that, in keeping with this map location, it is a landlocked country in the central mountains far from the coasts. Impassable mountains and jungles around its borders have helped Wakanda isolate itself from outsiders. Internally, Wakanda consists of lush river valleys, mountain ranges rich in natural resources, and a fabulous capital city that integrates space-age technology with traditional designs.

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

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    • MarkyMark says:

      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

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  6. StewGreen says:

    Thursday The Times :
    BBC coverage is biased, say 39% of viewers
    The figure was 15 per cent for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
    .. (Of course the question they ask was probably carefully tailored to get such a low number as 39% )

    One interesting thing is the Times top comments

    1 “This comment violated our policy.”
    1.1 “This comment violated our policy.”

    2 ” Last night at least two of the regional news programmes covering the RMT industrial action only covered the union argument. ”

    3 We know the BBC is left-wing. A number of high profile employees in recent years that have retired have said so. None of them said it was right-wing

    4 Maitliss

    5 “The BBC is an extension of the Labour Party.”

    6 “This comment violated our policy.”

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    • StewGreen says:

      Ah actually the banned first comment chastised the Times for hiding the story about Boris seeking a top job for Carrie

      However the actual story was pin
      It spun it as new secret exclusive
      In fact i was already in a book published in February.

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  7. JohnC says:

    ‘It’s time for Boris to go, says new Lib Dem MP’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-politics-61920867

    Good God. How desperate do you have to be to use that as the headline ?.

    And in the main article ‘Johnson admits by-election losses ‘not brilliant’ they have the headline ‘.. but ex-leader Michael Howard calls for him to quit’ and what do you know, they opened a HYS on it. The comments are as bitter and spiteful as what you would expect from Leftists students.

    The ‘impartial’ BBC are absolutely out of control and screaming like spiteful children. This witch-hunt to depose a PM is absolutely appalling and it’s outrageous that the BBC are being allowed to do it without OFCOM or anyone intervening.

    This is exactly why the BBC are no longer fit for purpose.

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    • taffman says:

      What are OfCom or Nadine Dorries doing about it?

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      • JohnC says:

        Don’t know about Nadine, but OFCOM seem to be implicitly giving them full support.

        It’s all about Brexit and their chief is a female career civil servant. You don’t get more ‘remainer’ than that.

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        • taffman says:

          Question: was Oliver Dowden originally a “Remainer”?

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          • zxcvbnm says:

            yes he was

            he was also culture secretary before nadine dorries and did absolutely bugger all about the evil BBC

            I saw him interviewed once and he had all the charisma of a wet fart on a warm blanket

            When Boris says there is “criticism that matters and criticism that doesn’t” he is talking about useless wastes of space like dowden

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        • Guest Who says:

          https://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2022/06/is-ofcom-biased.html

          The bbc has checked with regular sauce Shaznay and her brood at the food bank via Apple Watch, and she sez OFCOM are the only thing keeping her fecund.

          ITBB also has a post about the ECU which seasoned seekers of truth via that benighted outfit will recogise.

          As with Toenails checking stuff or Mishal flying to chat with a Greta about flying causing AGW, the bbc is exempted as it is very busy.

          Apparently.

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  8. JohnC says:

    Ukraine orders troops to leave key eastern city.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61920708

    Amazing understatement in an obvious attempt to downplay the significance of what has happened.

    They are about to be cut off and annihilated. They have to escape through a corridor with Russian control North and South. I dread to think how many are going to die in the attempt.

    In the article we have:

    ‘Russia’s president falsely claims that Russian-speakers in the Donbas have been victims of genocide’

    In turn, Ukraine accuses Moscow of committing genocide against the Ukrainian people with its indiscriminate bombing and shelling.

    Well, there is no way Russia are trying to kill all Ukranians so why isn’t the second one described as ‘falsely’ as well ?. That term is clearly reserved by the BBC for those not in line with the agenda.

    And we have:

    “They [Ukrainian forces] have received orders to retreat to new positions… and continue their operations from there.”.

    So just a small setback then.

    I continue to be amazed at the difference between the BBC reports on the war and the independent commentators on youtube. It’s pure propaganda.

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  9. Foscari says:

    I is a blabba mout rasta called Reeza
    I has this fass bitch Lisa
    She has a diseaser
    So I put her in the freezer.

    “Yes put this in the literature curriculum. And turf out
    Owen’s ” Dulce et Decorum est” Who wants to learn about
    a facetious poem by a pale stale male about the horrors of the
    First World War ?

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  10. brexiteerkent says:

    Shooting at gay bar in Oslo… some dead some wounded .. Hmmm .. One of these “Men” who don’t seem to have a description again …

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61933817

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    • taffman says:

      One of those “Men” ?

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      • StewGreen says:

        A man of Iranian origin currently being held by the police is said to be behind the attack on #londonpub in #Oslo, #Norway.

        He is charged with murder, attempted murder, and terrorist acts.

        #Oslo district police say there is reason to assume that the attacker, a Norwegian citizen with Iranian background, aimed to create fear.
        Police also say it could be a hate crime.

        A reporter with the national broadcaster NRK who witnessed mass shooting at Oslo gay bar
        said: “I saw a man coming in with a bag. He took out a weapon and started shooting.”

        Police say a suspect has been arrested immediate after the shooting.

        The attacker was known to the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST), says the police attorney”

        Thread https://www.twitter.com/KiyyaBaloch/status/1540483703901765639

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        • Guest Who says:

          Wonder if the good people of Wakefield are gearing up a rainbow themed pot banging twerkathon to celebrate a return to the Blair Campbell dream of EU diversity?

          Assuming a Boris bloke has not already hauled up on a nearby shore in their Longboat.

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  11. taffman says:

    “Eighteen dead in mass break-in to Spanish enclave of Melilla”
    Spanish border controls?

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    • StewGreen says:

      videos show 2000 black males some with sticks running a long a road

      another show black guys like ants storming over a 25ft border fence
      of course some will have fallen on top of others.
      Police stand back shooting tear gas
      .
      Assuming the videos are genuine.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Maybe Toenails can seek confirmation from one of his sources in the ‘My Growler Reserved For Those Fleeing Job Opportunities’ community?

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Guest, (Willum ‘Mate’ Cobblers voice) “Aaah, the Fear of Wages! Oohh!”

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  12. brexiteerkent says:

    “Little Amal giant puppet tours bristol ” .. To ‘raise awareness of the plight of refugees”

    When will this bloody puppet thing stop being “News” . It has been making headlines everywhere for years now. It is not news !!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-bristol-61926188

    if only the right could somehow work the press and get organised as well as the left do.

    ‘ Big Amal with his giant penis touring towns to raise awareness of grooming gangs so children know the risks’ for example ..

    Or should I say, tiny penis ?

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  13. AsISeeIt says:

    Time to get down to some serious politics as the BBC online press review drops the Glastonbury-loving Guardian – holder of yesterday’s top spot – and instead promotes the Labour-supporting Mirror to poll position.

    Boris gets battered – is the header and: GO NOW – is the screaming headline demand from the paper purporting on its red top to be: The heart of Britain

    Beware these media masthead slogans – they are about as reliable as an impromptu telephone call from the Ukrainian president: Rowling falls victim to “Zelensky” prank call (Telegraph)

    The phone has become the Ukrainian president’s most effective weapon (Guardian 28 Feb 2022)

    Ukraine scandal, U.S. political scandal that arose in the summer of 2019 from an attempt by Pres. Donald J. Trump to coerce the president of Ukraine into announcing an investigation of Trump’s political rival Joe Biden and Biden’s son Hunter for alleged wrongdoing in connection with a Ukrainian energy company (Britannica on line)

    Zelensky holds phone call with Joe Biden, pushes for more US support to Ukraine… Weapons, ammunition, and funds have poured into Ukraine from Western allies, which have also imposed sweeping sanctions on Moscow. (WION – surprise guest appearance hereabouts for the English language Indian news source)

    Ukrainian Leader Makes Confusing Joke About Russian Invasion… In a relatable moment for anyone who has struggled with tone, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, a former professional comedian, had to clarify that he was kidding when he claimed a Russian invasion was coming on February 16 (Intelligencer 14 Feb 2022)

    Volodymyr Zelensky Is Not a Comedian—and That’s No Joke… Way before this terrible war, I used to groan when people referred to the president of Ukraine as a “comedian turned politician.”… Volodymyr Zelensky, who both writes and acts, is the most appealing “little guy” since Charlie Chaplin. (The Nation 16 March 2022)

    Remember folks, it’s not a conspiracy theory – if it’s true… but I digress…

    Masthead slogans – about as trustworthy and incongruous as the motto on a borstal boy’s blazer badge…

    Journalism you can trust – insists the left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper – which outright fibs in their screamer headline today: Abortion banned in the US

    Here’s one for the teenagers – Call My Bluff was a grown up version of TV panel show (pre TV we used to term them parlour games) Would I Lie To You – I know, it’s like comparing chess with ludo but the aim of the original game, memorably hosted by the balding bespectacled alliterative Robert Robinson and guests of the likes of prominent panellist and Cadburys Fruit and Nut endorsing Frank Muir, was for teams to determin the correct definition of obscure words from three definitions, one true and two audacious bluffs.

    Try this one…

    Daily Mail: Daily Newspaper of the Year
    The Guardian: News Provider of the Year
    FT Weekend: National Newspaper of the Year

    Or in the style of Call My Bluff...

    The Daily Mail where today’s headline reads: Javid: Tell public the truth about anti-Tory pact – is an archaic phrase primarily referring to the day-to-day reliable delivery of letters by post – often several times a day from a time when the postman spoke intelligable english wore long trousers and didn’t insist on snapping a picture of your parcel and your open front door with his mobile phone.

    Guardian – where today the headline is a less concise version of the Mirror’s – to wit: Tory grandees tell Johnson after historic defeat: just go – spellings vary but Guardian is a formerly useful word for all that is good and righteous. It’s what people refer to as a virtue signal. Take for example today’s FT Weekend feature: “Vice-signalling” (I know, it’s what I do all the time) and think the exact opposite. The jokey FT provides a prime example of what they consider bad and naughty with a cheeky cartoon airliner bound for Rwanda with the line: Darker side of political stunts. You see political stunts should be good well-meaning and virtuous – hence Green politics.

    FT is what we used to know as an abbreviation. cf WHO WFH WTF WEF. Today the headline in the pink paper qualifies somewhat the exaggeration of the excitable ‘i’ paper: Top US court scraps Roe v Wade in heavy blow to abortion rights. What does FT really mean? It’s a sort of shorthand for an elitist liberal corporate globalist supranationalist world government tendency.

    Can you guess which of the three above is correct and which two are bluffs? Bonus points for guessing correctly whether that incoming telephone call from a little bloke calling himself Zelensky (spellings vary) is for real.

    In other news…

    Pompeii: Ancient pregnant tortoise surprises archaeologists (BBC) – surely abortion was an ancient – written in stone – self-evident constitutional human right the tortoise could have availed herself of?

    Roe v Wade: Abortion clinics start to close after Supreme Court ruling – frets the BBC.

    Outside the clinic, volunteer escort Linda Kocher told the BBC… “poor women will end up in a back alley” – that’s more than likely how they got themselves in their present predicament, luv.

    And there I go “vice signalling”

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    • Guest Who says:

      BBC prised Chris Bryant yet off Twitter long enough to seek his expertise on a subject he knows nothing about?

      Oh, just read your last para.

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      • Guest Who says:

        And…

        A QT dream panel is assembling already.

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        • Guest Who says:

          As bland follows flounce….

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          • Fedup2 says:

            The law stopping me from killing someone is an infringement of my human rights ….. I’m off to bribe a dodgy ECHR ‘judge’ …

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Guest, shame that Lefty wimmin are not bright enough to use contraception.

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          • MarkyMark says:

            Keir Starmer: It’s wrong to say ‘only women have a cervix’

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        • MarkyMark says:

          GAYS HAVE 104 GENDERS AND COUNTING .. they can never give up.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      A headline like ‘Supreme court returns abortion rights to states ‘ doesn’t exactly fire up the news – do it ? There has to be a ‘fury ‘ or ‘banned ‘ in there somewhere ….

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      • tomo says:

        Roughly the equivalent of some of the devolution that we’ve seen for NI, Wales and Scotland….

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  14. Fedup2 says:

    Today

    Meeshal gets the interview nut nut gig . She was just overwhelmed . It was embarrassing . Not about bias – but about ability .
    The scoundrel nut nut will just ramble and ramble if not controlled . And she failed . She asked him about his attempt to get his now wife a job . He called it a ‘personal issue ‘. It is not – it’s a matter of State . She didn’t push it .

    I know this is all pretty tedious stuff since there is little / no difference between blue and red Labour – but this character – run by his wife is worstening hardship with his green crap – inability to run a government and being rolled over by the Far Left civil service ….
    And ms Hussain gave him a pass – Humphrey’s would have fried him .

    I think nut nut has calculated he’ll get a 20 or 30 majority next time if the tories keep him

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, please see below. Mishal had not researched and broke the First Rule for Radio Presenters.

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  15. Guest Who says:

    Why do tv producers get in reliably on message heat over light gobby activists to stir shizzle rather than inform?

    Why do BBC paper review ‘news’ vs. ‘Not news’ conform exactly to bbc narrative ambitions?

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    • StewGreen says:

      “non-dom newspaper proprietors run the *whole* media agenda in 🇬🇧”
      ..Well, do they ?
      The UK based Barclay brothers are a bit hands on
      : Daily Telegraph: 317,817 (December 2019)
      – but Murdoch is hands off
      : The Sun: 1,210,915 (March 2020) Times about 300K

      Lord Rothermere is non dom, cos his family lived in Paris
      : Metro (Free) 1,074,594 plus Daily Mail 862,108

      Russian/Arab
      : Evening Standard (Free) 453,483

      The Mirror group’s 5 daily titles sell 1,020K then add on it’s regional weekly’s

      The Guardian: 105,134 (July 2021)

      All Latest figs from Press Gazette

      “*whole* media agenda” ..Bryant is daft the Daily Mirror and Guardian and FT, The, City AM, Telegraph account for 1.7 million per day
      Non dom proprietors including The-i, and Times 4 million

      The only righty newspaper is the Telegraph ..oh the Sun mostly I guess
      The Mail group is Blue Socialist ..green agenda etc.
      The Independent , Mirror group, Guardian, FT etc. are all Red Socialist

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    • Framer says:

      The BBC parasites off the newspapers. It couldn’t do without the press even if it is sucking the life out of them financially with its ‘free’ online news sites.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      FOR MONEY LIKE CHRIS BRYANT DOES ….

      Employment and earnings
      Payments received via United Agents, 12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LE:
      14 January 2022, received £2,010 from Tantor Media Inc, 6 Business Park Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, USA, for audio rights to a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 14 January 2022)
      17 March 2022, received £7,600 from Mother Pictures Ltd, Biscuit Building, 10 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DD, for the rights to make a television series based on my book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 18 March 2022)
      Payments from Reach Shared Services Limited, 3rd Floor, 5 St Paul’s Square, Liverpool L3 9SJ:
      Payment of £200 expected for an article in the Daily Express written on 11 March 2022. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 18 March 2022)
      7 June 2022, received £200 for an article in the Daily Express. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 07 June 2022)
      10 June 2022, received £500 for an article in the Daily Mirror. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 10 June 2022)
      5 July 2021, received £175 from the Boswell Trust, Auchendrane, By Ayr, KA7 4TW, for speaking at a Festival event on 13 June 2021. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 26 July 2021)
      30 July 2021, received £275 for a survey from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins. (Registered 30 July 2021)
      Payments from Mace Media Limited, 8A Lower Grosvenor Place, London SW1W 0EN:
      3 September 2021, received £250 for an article for Mace Magazine. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 06 September 2021)
      15 October 2021, received £400 for two book reviews. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 October 2021)
      21 February 2022, received £200 for an article for Mace Magazine. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 21 February 2022)
      1 June 2022, received £250 for an article for Mace Magazine. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 06 June 2022)
      Payments from Guardian News & Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
      18 November 2021, received £250 for an article. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 18 November 2021)
      21 February 2022, received £100 for an article. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 February 2022)
      2 February 2022, received £600 from Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, Kensington, London W8 5T, for two articles. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 02 February 2022)
      7 March 2022, received £200 from the BBC, Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, for participation as a panel member on BBC R4 Any Questions on 25 February 2022. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 07 March 2022)

      https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=10761

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  16. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – a life-long Conservative demonstrates that he is not the sharpest twig on the tree

    Bob O’Neill is the latest useful ‘person’ to be afforded the opportunity by the BBC to attack the Prime Minister. We are returned to the BBC Time Machine and are back in the 1980s. Margaret Thatcher was stupid and impatient. Boris Johnson has been exactly the same, stupid to get suckered into ‘Partygate’ and, prior to that, impatient to get Brexit done and not looking at the detail. Just when Bojo’s head was in Greco-Roman times it should have been in more recent times.

    Prof. John Curtice of the Psephologist Party has already advised that a Conservative Party leadership contest would not be looked upon kindly by the voters of the whole UK.

    Bob O’Neill MP is not listening.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      BBC must be ringing around every blue labour MP offering a free set of steak knifes to ‘do’ their PM … ….

      …. Funny that nut nut tried to fix the rules for Tory MP pals on the naughty stem ( – Owen dodgy Paterson -the MP for randox ) and now enemies of nut nut are trying to fix the rules to get rid of him …

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, LOL x 5, that’s a good one but a shame you put it in print. The vacuous BBC may think that’s a good idea.

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  17. Fedup2 says:

    Why do certain politicians comment on people commenting on comments in newspapers which fewer and fewer buy and fewer and fewer watch being reviewed ? Phew …I got there …

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    • Guest Who says:

      Certain politicians who follow certain Champions of…

      A country run by these two… nope.

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      • pugnazious says:

        Kinda wish Chris Bryant had been aborted…or is that too harsh?

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Not really the place to argue the pro s or cons of abortion but since 50% of aborted babies would have been born Female – the ‘wimmins ‘ rights argument seems a bit …. Off piste to me – I may well be wrong though ….
          At least our Supreme Court isn’t worth worrying about because it’s not ‘supreme ‘ – the “human Rights £ industry is ….

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        • moggie63 says:

          Never mind too harsh, is it too late?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Only MEN are aborted. FACT.

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      • Ian Rushlow says:

        ‘There are men in our Parliament who’d take women’s rights back to the Victorian era if they could’

        Much as has already been done by Labour politicians, councillors, police chiefs and social workers in towns such as Oldham, Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford, Halifax, Dewsbury, Burnley etc. Until 1875, the age of consent in this country was 12. It was raised to 13 in that year by the Offences Against the Person Act, then to 16 by the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885. However, in the afore-mentioned and many other towns they are now back in the 19th Century, primarily for the benefit of men inspired by the 7th Century.

        #ShutUpForTheSakeOfDiversity

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        • MarkyMark says:

          Aisha was 6 when she became a women in a feminist islamic house. FACT.

             3 likes

  18. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – in which Harshmistress Mishal talks over the PM a lot

    First rule of radio for Presenters: Do not talk over an interviewee. Radio is not like television, Mishal. Harshmistress Mishal had obviously not done her research on the PM or she was working to a different agenda. With Boris Johnson, you listen to a lot of ‘Just A Minute’; plenty of hesitation, quite a bit of repetition and sometimes (especially from Bojo) some deviation.

    What did we learn from the interview. The Prime Minister is going to be going on to be going on to be going on with being Boris Johnson. Strategy? Thoughtful planning of Party policy? Hah! [Lancashire accent] “No chance!”

    Instead there is a real danger that the PM will, in order to ‘be seen to be doing something’, make a rash promise to Ukraine and its Prime Minister as Ukraine loses its battle against Putin’s Russian forces.

       15 likes

    • pugnazious says:

      Oh, that was Husain talking over the PM….there was me trying to retune the radio as I thought it was whiny radio interference blotting out his words.

         10 likes

  19. Jack in the Green says:

    Ah, Glastonbury, aka the BBCs wonderful world of woke, at the wonderfully named Worthy Farm. How deliciously apt. No doubt uncle Lenny is scouring cctv footage searching for black face. The rest of us are scouring it for someone we’ve heard of.

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  20. atlas_shrugged says:

    As an above post has already mentioned (you guys are very quick off the mark):

    “a Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin who was previously known to police”

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/6/25/two-killed-14-wounded-in-mass-shooting-in-norway

    Hey BBC don’t mention the Iranian. And hey BBC why not campaign to have more of his sort in the UK. This is good for jobs for the girls: police, lawyers, judges, prison officers, social workers, councillors, BBC journalists. I could go on …

       26 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Atlas
      Coloured Islamics always supersede other types – eg gay men – ( see the Reading killings ) as well in English towns where the victims are young white girls of no ‘worth ‘ -( if you are a State employee such as plod or welfare worker ) ….

      Unlikely to be a picture published – lone wolf – mental – candles – flowers – thoughts – prayers – forget – yawn …

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  21. Thoughtful says:

    It’s all a conspiracy theory grab your tin foil hat! The fact checking sites have told it none of this is happening yet here is the hard evidence the fact checking sites are – once again, lying.

    Food processing plant fires in the USA and the animal viruses causing thousands of food animals to be destroyed has now been documented into a list, and there have been 99 incidents recorded. There was an intereactive map I will link to but surprise surprise that has been taken down already.

    Here’s the list, and it’s quite a shocker:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/interactive-map-details-destruction-numerous-us-food-manufacturing-plants-compares-us-incidents-global-trends/

    Here’s the map link, but it’s been taken down:

    https://www.zeemaps.com/locked.jsp?group=4410859

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  22. pugnazious says:

    Ah…the glories of multiculturalism…celebrate this…and so many, many more attacks and crimes…..and why does the BBC not mention the mystery ‘man’s’ background…Iranian?

    The BBC…

    ‘A 42-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder and terrorist acts, after a shooting in the centre of Norway’s capital, Oslo.’

    NDTV….
    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/norway-terrorist-attack-suspect-is-norwegian-of-iranian-descent-police-3099193

    ‘The suspect whom police have arrested following deadly shootings in Oslo overnight is a Norwegian of Iranian descent, police said on Saturday.

    The man was known to domestic intelligence services and had had brushes with the law for minor infractions like knife and drug possession, police told a press conference, without naming the suspect.’

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  23. pugnazious says:

    Mishal Husain at her whiny worst as she interviewed Boris….she stated as fact that Boris ‘misled Parliament’ and then made some juvenile ‘gotcha’ as Boris pointed out that the US and Denmark are also shipping illegal migrants out of country…Husain sneered that ‘Britain is now leading the world in deportations then?’.

    An extremely negative hatchet job that made endless accusations of Boris being unethical, immoral or having a flawed character and thus being unfit for Office having no policies and a lack of leadership…in their view….no attempt to balance that with any of his merits and points of good character…or indeed the massive successes the government has had….but then this has been the BBC narrative ever since he went into politics and has ramped up considerably since 2016 for some reason.

    The BBC tells us the anti-Boris ‘rebels’ went too early and should have waited for the by-election results…but you could argue that they went when they did precisely to effect the outcome of those by-elections by making sure the news was full of negative stories about how bad Boris was and how even his own Party hated him….the BBC naturally obliged them by doing just that.

    You might also have noticed how the BBC suddenly ramped up attacks on Tory policies just before the elections…every policy was torn to shreds and dismissed as dreadful and unworkable….a constant and loud drumbeat slagging off the government.

    The BBC’s constant attacks on Boris left their mark….two by-elections almost certainly ‘rigged’ to a degree by a corrupt media…not to mention a few backstabbers working in concert with the anti-Boris media….helped of course by election pacts between Labour and the Liberals.

    Democracy anyone? It’d be nice as Trump might say.

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  24. pugnazious says:

    Curious how attempts to change the rules on votes of confidence raise no questions or indeed the usual howls of outrage from the BBC and Co.

    Normally such attempts are met with cries of ‘This is a sinister threat to democracy and undermines trust in institutions as politicians rig the system to suit themselves’.’

    Not today…the BBC is all in favour of Boris being made to have a second no confidence vote. The sooner the better….and if the rules have to be rigged to do it…OK!

    Hmmmm…how soon they forget their ‘principles’…

    ‘Owen Paterson: Tories may regret rule change move

    Boris Johnson accused of changing ministerial code to ‘save his skin’

    Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer wrote in the Guardian that the behaviour of the Tories needs to be called out for what it is: “Corruption.”’

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    • Thoughtful says:

      I’m all in favour of Red Boris having as many votes of no confidence as it takes to get rid of him !

      As Sadiq Khan said for the interests of Britain he has to go, but for the interests of the Labour party we’d rather he stayed.

      Getting rid of Red Boris would make the Tories more electable not less and it could be argued that this is a bias in favour of the Tories not against them.

      Boris has been branded by his own party the Conservative Corbyn – as toxic to voters as Corbyn was.

      https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/06/06/boris-branded-conservative-corbyn-tory-internal-memo-ahead-vote-his-leadership/

      The point is that the media should not be getting involved in political campaigning in the way they are. There should be no journalists getting involved with holding power to account, if they want to do that they should stand for election, that is not journalism it is political activism, and how do I vote them out of power ?

         14 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        Thoughtful, you might wish to think on this:

        David Cameron – 2010: No overall majority but arranges a Coalition with the Liberal Democrats

        David Cameron – 2015: 12 but with Sinn Fein’s help 16, as in 1992 (John Major)

        Theresa May – 2016 inherits the 12/16 seat majority when Cameron resigns

        Theresa May – 2017 GE loses majority but works with DUP in a loose Coalition

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  25. tomo says:

    Meanwhile in Scotland

    Any lurking BBC News producers looking for space fillers?

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  26. pugnazious says:

    There is of course no doubt at all where the BBC stands on abortion…it’s enthusiastically for it…and shapes its broadcasts and news output to push that agenda.

    You could see that this morning on Today as someone against abortion was questioned hard and made to defend her position as Rajan demanded to know why a 6 week old foetus was worth saving…clearly not sentient or capable of feeling so you can kill it…just where does that line end? A baby can’t talk, walk or understand the world around it….so can you kill it just because it is not a fully formed, ‘sentient’, human? According to Rajan and the BBC that would be just fine following their logic.

    The pro-abortion advocate had a very easy ride and wasn’t asked to defend her position at all…purely asked what she thought of the court decision and allowed to emote at length.

    The BBC news told us that the Supreme Court was essentially corrupt…it should have been, the BBC said, a legal decision but here it was ‘political’…an ideological ruling made by conservative judges…it is devisive and leads to a loss of faith in institutions.

    Hmmm…the original decision, Roe v Wade, was made by the Supreme Court as well….is that therefore not legitimate…was it also political? Apparently not…the BBC doesn’t go there….it might undermine their own narrative and trust in the BBC.

    We are also told that there is a ‘rising threat of extremist attacks’ but the BBC fails to mention from whom….I wonder…

    ‘Pro-Abortion Protesters: ‘Every City, Every Town, Burn the Precinct to the Ground’’

    The same BBC that has been entirely relaxed about the threats and indeed attempt to kill judges on the Supreme Court by pro-abortion extremists.

    It reports this with no condemnation or comment…

    ‘Ms Coons said she would keep fighting, and protest outside the homes of the justices of the “illegitimate corrupt Supreme Court” because “we are taking baby steps into fascism”.’

    Odd how the BBC just isn’t interested in very real threats, actual violence and attempts to kill…not to mention massive riots intended to overturn democracy and indeed the very idea of ‘America’ itself and the Democrat’s collusion with the Russians in order to unseat a US President…I mean, talk about a ‘threat to democracy’ and ‘undermining trust in institutions’.

    The BBC however is massively interested in the January 6 events where a crowd of protestors were almost invited into the Capitol Building…one might suspect on purpose in order to manufacture the Democrat’s narrative about an attempted ‘insurrection’….allowing them to usher in an oppressive raft of laws to crush the Republicans and like-minded people.

    Democracy anyone? It’d be nice.

       23 likes

    • tomo says:

      To repeat – the Roe v. Wade strike is the equivalent of devolution to NI, Wales and Scotland….

      As Zelensky hits Glastonbury, “Abortion in Ukraine is legal on request during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. Between 12 and 28 weeks, abortion is available on a variety of grounds…with the approval of a commission of physicians” #RoeVsWade

      (stolen)

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I read roe v Wade a long time ago as part of my studies. But I read the leaked ‘draft’ which apparently accords with the final publication yesterday .

      The judgement does not discuss the merits or otherwise of abortion . It just debates whether the legality should lie with the State or Federal Government – and comes down on the side of local democracy .
      I reckon 2 thirds of States will keep abortion as legal on the books … others have already banned it . Strange how local democracy is only favoured in approved circumstances ….

      Got to say though – those Justices of the Supreme Court were brave in their decision because they know how violent The Left is… and how unprotected the White House will leave them ….

         10 likes

    • Ian Rushlow says:

      For God’s sake. Virginia Wade beat Betty Stove in the 1977 Wimbledon Final. It was 45 years ago. Can’t we just move on?

      (Have I got this right? I can’t think of anyone else called Wade with any relevance to this country).

         6 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        IR, Andy Murray has won Wimbledon since but I guess he doesn’t count because he’s not a wimmin or trans, just an occasionally grumpy Scot.

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  27. Guest Who says:

    Luckily, when things can get complex, The BBC can be relied upon to deploy the impartial professional skills of… Dom Cac.

    https://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2022/06/newswatch-24-june-2022-transcript-of.html

    “I’ve spoken to people in the past who’ve claimed asylum in Germany, in Sweden, in places like this*, and then decided to come to the UK. So they have some kind of refugee claim – or say they do – but then they’ve decided to come to the UK to claim asylum here.”

    *Or Norway, if Chris Bryant is not careful.

       8 likes

  28. tomo says:

    Norwegians at it again

       10 likes

    • pugnazious says:

      No…he’s Norwegian…just as Lebedev is British…er…no….erm….Russian….and a Russian spy to boot….well his father was in the KGB so…you know….BBC reality check…the son must therefore be a Russian spy as well…..especially if he shows any sign of support for the Tories.

         11 likes

      • Doublethinker says:

        Sooner or later the liberal left will finally realise that freedom to chose sexual orientation , or gender is simply nor compatible with Islam. Their extreme cognitive dissonance can’t go on for ever.

           13 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Iranian @ 99.99% Norwegian @ 0.01%
      Diversity is never 50/50.

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  29. pugnazious says:

    The BBC used to love Russell Brand, even interviewing him on Newsnight to get his insights into the politics of the day…the BBC trying to crack the yoof market for news…lol.

    Not anymore…since he has been investigating issues surrounding covid and opening a few eyes with real facts the BBC has decided he is a dangerous conspiracy theorist spreading alarmist misinformation and fake news.

    The odds were, and most facts pointed to, a Chinese lab being the source of covid, similarly that lockdowns don’t work and have massive downsides that outweigh minimal benefits, and that vaccines also may have dangers as well as benefits….and how they laughed at people who suggested the vaccines were being used to track us and control us.

    The BBC tried to shut down all such debate and indeed engaged in a campaign of vilification, mockery and abuse for anyone who dared to raise a dissenting voice.

    The BBC always downplays any dangers vaccines might have….and dismisses any deaths due to the vaccines as highly unusual and unlikely….the person who died having a very rare condition and the possibility of the vaccine having a negative effect is vanishingly small.

    However the number of deaths and people who have developed complications after being vaccinated is not negligible and thus people’s concerns about the vaccines were legitimate and should have been recognised as such…but the BBC dismissed them as conspiracy nuts who were dangeorusly undermining the vaccine programme.

    Recently in the news…

    ‘A woman whose partner died after having an AstraZeneca jab has become the first person to receive compensation over a Covid vaccine death. ‘

    ‘A graduate died from a rare complication of the AstraZeneca vaccine after being given out-of-date advice, an inquest has heard.’

    Always rare and unusual.

    As for tracking and controlling us….well yeah…not by some atom-sized chip inside the vaccine but by the apps and passports that governments did or want to introduce…Brand’s report on China should raise many concerns as such measures can, and indeed have been to some extent, introduced elsewhere in so-called democracies…..the government wants to stop you travelling and ‘protesting’ say….then just put a red mark in your covid passport and you’re suddenly ‘locked down’…ansd if you don’t obey you really will be locked down in a government cell….not just China of course…Australia was pretty free with the repressive laws as were many other countries.

    Curious how the BBC showed great concern about the US intelligence services tracking you ansd your electronic messaging but shows absolutely no concern when the same is done but labelled as ‘for the purpose of controlling covid’ when it’s actually about controlling you and me.

       22 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      ” after being given out-of-date advice” – who else had this advice?

         3 likes

  30. Fedup2 says:

    Haven’t really noticed the BBC mentioning that the overturning of the Roe v Wade decision was another achievement of President Trump in his pre election list of promises

    Tucker Carlson obviously covered this last night – the home addresses of Supreme Judges on twitter if Biden inspired threats against them – AOC encouraging ‘people to take to the streets ‘…. But definitely not an incitement to violence – right ?

       16 likes

  31. StewGreen says:

    Aaron Banks has won the right to appeal after the court said it was OK for Cadwalladr to defame him and refuse to correct the record.

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  32. Thoughtful says:

    The Far Left Leader of the Blue Labour faction of the UKs one party state was one of the first European leaders keen to show his non belief in the rule of law and to condemn the ruling of the Supreme court in striking down Roe Vs Wade.

    Several other Left wing European leaders also came foward with condemnation of judges decisions, and all of them appear to be suffering the same delusion that this means a woman in the US will no longer be able to procure an abortion anywhere.

    I think we all know our political elites are living in a fantasy land detached completely from both truth and reality, and here is another example of that.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/06/25/boris-macron-european-leaders-rush-to-condemn-roe-v-wade-ruling/

       10 likes

  33. StewGreen says:

    I suspect the blue haired screenwriter’s PR people thought up the headline to get her maximum PR
    The toppling of Edward Colston’s statue was ‘public art’ and a ‘parade’, historian claims

    Her twitter is full lefty ..just retweeted Lewis Goodhall

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  34. StewGreen says:

    Times : Swampy now acting as a consultant to HS2 security team
    says HS2 is reckless by leaving the protesters in their hole
    He says if HS2 doesn’t dig them out the dry weather will cause the tunnel to collapse.

    this pg11 seems to be a page with 4 woke issue stories

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  35. G.W.F. says:

    The Gods of Glastonbury have spoken of Rovy Wade

    ”Billie Eilish has used her Glastonbury headline set to protest the US Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion.
    “Today is a really, really dark day for women in the US,” the 20-year-old said from the Pyramid Stage
    “I’m just going to say that because I can’t bear to think about it any longer.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-61933487

       8 likes

    • tomo says:

      ah, yes ….

      Daresay they aren’t going to volunteer the number of helicopter movements …. Even Z-List floozies from Love Island are choppering in.

         13 likes

      • MarkyMark says:

        The film Black Panther further established that, in keeping with this map location, it is a landlocked country in the central mountains far from the coasts. Impassable mountains and jungles around its borders have helped Wakanda isolate itself from outsiders. Internally, Wakanda consists of lush river valleys, mountain ranges rich in natural resources, and a fabulous capital city that integrates space-age technology with traditional designs.

           4 likes

        • Guest Who says:

          iirc that movie was mostly about internecine warfare between rival tribes, spilling over into the West.

             1 likes

      • pugnazious says:

        Hope they locked their doors as they sloped off for their jolly. Shame to come home and find house load of migrants making themselves at home…or just emptied of all worldly goods.

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      • Guest Who says:

        There is talk of the fabled Henry Paddock within the VIP area, where millionaire enobled folk of color gather to lament the oppression and lack of opportunity that has seen them there.

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  36. StewGreen says:

    p14 Afghans being denied automatic visa to settle in UK with existing relatives.
    Apparently now the government has found the average family size is 6.7 they are saying that accommodation is difficult to arrange.

       9 likes

    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Couldn’t the government order Travelodge and PremierInn to build hotels with bigger rooms?

         6 likes

  37. StewGreen says:

    “The attempt to topple former Labour cabinet minister Baroness Scotland as Commonwealth Secretary General has failed, narrowly. 27 to 24
    Another unfortunate result for Boris Johnson today who wanted her replaced”

    A financial irregularities report has been delayed for some reason.

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  38. StewGreen says:

    Bristol antifa justifying themselves for behaving like Blackshirts to women’s rights activists who were demonstrating against trans overreach
    ‘We can label people far right, and then do whatever we want’

    Women’s org reply https://www.standingforwomen.com/so/c1O60pvbi

       4 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Same page : Civil servants being advised they have the right to choose whatever toilets they want male/female.

      Next page, more woke issues : Phil Shiner has been charged 5 years after being struck off over false abuse claims against British troops in Iraq

      LBC becoming more lefty as it jettisons two righty presenters .. probably moving to GBnews

         11 likes

      • zxcvbnm says:

        i used to like majid nawaz. He got cancelled. Seems to have been replaced with and indian-/asian- sounding woman. She seemed to follow the woke script pretty well.

        This is the fallacy of diversity. Diversity can be found within homogenous groups of people. Ensuring that only woke people get on the tv/radio, get good jobs, is the very opposite of diversity. 100% double-speak.

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  39. JohnC says:

    Norway shooting: Man charged with terrorism after deadly Oslo attack
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61933817

    Still no mention that he was a Muslim by the BBC even though they know it. They will delay it hoping people think it might be by a far-Right loony. All part of their subtle long-term strategy. Drip drip drip.

    The giveaway is how they concentrate on the events after the shots and the victims while avoiding the topic of the gunman completely.

    If he had been far-Right, we would get at least 4 more articles on this by tomorrow and it would continue all week. This one will be dropped within 48 hours. Cut through the fake, virtue-signalling empathy and you see what nasty, callous ideologically driven scum these Leftists really are. Just as they have been throughout modern history with the millions who have died in the name of their ‘Better world’.

       30 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      2017 … old post …

      Watched the BBC News the other night and wondered why “Roy Larner” was not mentioned when news about the London attacks was on?

      So did this just now ….
      Search for “Roy Larner” on bbc.co.uk and get a single (1) result with a heading:
      “London attack: Romanian baker and Spanish banker among heroes” [08.06.2017]
      Goto page and get content with “A Millwall supporter and in my mind a proper hero and deserves our support and aid to help him on his recovery.”

      Search “Roy Larner” on google and get results from (note that something is missing? bbc!)
      PAGE 1: independent, thesun, theguardian, themetro, ok.co.uk, mirror, dailymail
      PAGE 2: dailystar, huffingtonpost, justgiving, youtube, au.news.yahoo.com, thisainthell.us, entertainmentdaily, si.com, twitter.com
      PAGE 3: change.org, facebook.com, imdb.com (N/A), 192.com (N/A), telegraph.com, ladbible.com,breitbart.com .. gave up looking

      First Entry in Google Search for “Roy Larner” is Independent.co.uk [08.06.2017]
      “I got stabbed and sliced eight times. They got me in my head, chest and both hands. There was blood everywhere.
      “They were saying, ‘Islam, Islam!’. I said again, ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall!’

      OK, now let’s try “Geoff Ho london attack” – and we find a bbc item on Page 3 / Fourth item down.

      BBC: “Islam” text x 0
      Independent: “Islam” text x 4
      Mirror: “Islam” text x 0
      The Sun: “Islam” text x 0

      Maybe I should start to record these, ready for the BBC, to say that for every piece of inadequate reporting that I supply with proof, they can give me £1 back from the TV license.

      Hope that helps!

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/06/09/ooops-apocalypse/#comment-842849

         10 likes

  40. StewGreen says:

    Times PRasNews
    “The London Screen Academy in Islington, north London, is a state sixth form that is pioneering vocational education for students who want to work in film or television”
    At LSA, 55% of pupils are from ethnic minority groups and 23% are eligible for pupil premium,
    *a measure of poverty*”

    (wrong cos actually the UK poverty rate is 29%
    so 23% means the school’s pupils are 20% less likely to be in poverty than the national average )

    thread https://www.twitter.com/thetimes/status/1540612797142384640

    BTW “The cost of a typical family home is now seven times average earnings, a ratio that means housing affordability is at its most stretched on record”
    #ponziScheme

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    • MarkyMark says:

      On yesterday’s post-Roe edition of our Clubland Q&A, I was trying to remember the first Roe vs Wade “anniversary” piece I wrote. Upon reflection, I think this is the first, for The National Post twenty years ago. Aside from anything else, it is an early example of a point I have made frequently in the ensuing two decades and did so again yesterday. The one thing a dying west needs more than anything is babies. Abortion is therefore symbolic of a loss of faith in our own future, although it’s no longer mere symbolism and has been joined by many other such, from male infertility from Covid vaccines to the shortage of baby formula, and on and on:

      Last week was the thirtieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade. If the greying harpies of the abortion movement were looking to get their groove back on anniversary fever, it didn’t work out that way. As has been noted, polls show more and more Americans are opposed to more and more abortions. This isn’t the way it’s supposed to go. The assumption behind judicial activism is that the guys in the fancy robes are ahead of the curve: Being more educated, intelligent and sophisticated than the unwashed masses, our judges reach today the positions that the grunting, knuckle-dragging public won’t come round to for another decade or so. But eventually we will, and we’ll wonder what all the fuss was about.

      Aborting Ourselves
      by Mark Steyn
      Topical Take
      June 25, 2022

      https://www.steynonline.com/12585/aborting-ourselves

         6 likes

  41. Flotsam says:

    Can anyone explain to me why my GP/Health Centre is harassing me to fill in an ethnicity questionnaire? They’re so persistent that I fear they may de-list me.

       10 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Say you are happy as you are and don’t need changing thanks.

         5 likes

    • Flotsam says:

      This apparently is the reason:

      https://www.mygp.com/why-is-my-gp-asking-for-personal-information/

      I thought all races were the same? I Live in a very rural part of Britain, I don’t think there are anything other than white British living in the area.

         8 likes

      • BRISSLES says:

        The Questionnaire was probably compiled in Tower Hamlets and distributed elsewhere.

           6 likes

    • Doublethinker says:

      Say your of mixed race decent, a bit of this , a bit of that . That will set you nicely to receive the maximum preferential treatment . If , when they actually see, they say your not quite what they expected, say it’s a variant of Linecker syndrome.

         14 likes

  42. tomo says:

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  43. MarkyMark says:

    650 MPS on a £2.2K payrise go to see the film to DEFEND FREEDOM of SPEECH….

    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

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  44. MarkyMark says:

    THREATS ….

    Emma Watson has said she will return to Harry Potter if JK wasn’t involved.

    JK Rowling made Watsons name, not the other way round. She’d do well to remember that.

       20 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      And few people would be able to name anything else in which Emma Watson appeared, yet she’s banked several millions on the back of JKR.

         15 likes

      • MarkyMark says:

        Children locked up in studio in a fantasy world let out into real world with lots of money.

           6 likes

  45. MarkyMark says:

    Why? Because the state needs a birth rate of 2.1 children to maintain a stable population. In Italy, it’s now 1.2. Twenty years ago, a million babies were born there each year. Now it’s half a million. And the fewer babies you have today, the fewer babies are around to have babies in twenty years. Once you’re as far down the death spiral as Italy is, it’s hard to reverse. Most European races are going to be out of business in a couple more generations.

    https://www.steynonline.com/12585/aborting-ourselves

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  46. MarkyMark says:

    Ardern’s forceful reminder: Democracies can die
    https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2022/05/jacinda-arderns-forceful-warning-democracies-can-die/

    China is now New Zealand’s largest trading partner, with two-way trade valued at over NZ$28 billion in 2018. China is also New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing tourism market, largest source of international students, and a significant source of foreign investment.

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  47. pugnazious says:

    Was there ever a programme so ironically and implausibly named as ‘Unspun World’?

    A BBC journalist talking to other BBC journalists intepreting the world through their own eyes and deciding for us what is best for that world.

    All very cosy….and just a bit 1984.

    We have Fergus Walsh telling us that what we need is a centralised world system to watch over us to control pandemics….by ruling, and over-ruling national governments, our reactions and behaviour when a ‘threat’ appears.

    It is a price worth paying and the cost will be far less than if a pandemic struck….and so many ‘respected voices’ [er…billionaire tech oligarchs and somewhat sinister politicians insisting ‘You will own nothing’! and you will enjoy it] are out there calling for it….so we should do this …it would be, he said, a crying shame if it didn’t happen.

    Journalism or advocacy and lobbying?

    And Brexit? Who to ask? Yeah…why not…Mark Easton…the BBC’s very own pro-EU, pro-Mass immigration lobbyist.

    Naturally Brexit was won on a ‘very narrow margin’ and was very divisive and polarising [Only because the Remainers wouldn’t accept the result and this was legitimised by the BBC] Easton suggests this distracted government and meant it couldn’t get on with business as normal. Hmmmm…whose fault is that? Could it be that the Remainers and their media cheerleaders caused that which meant that instead of dealing with the economy, poverty, the NHS, education and of course covid, the government had to deal with firefighting the scorched earth attacks from Remainers and Co?

    In other words the BBC was front and central in undermining good governance of this country…just as it was in America as it and the Democrats ensured America spent 4 years in divisive and polarising battles to unseat Trump rather than getting on with helping to run the country or at least allowing the government to do so.

    Apparently ‘the people’ are no closer to control after Brexit and so Brexit has failed, not only that but it has undermined the Union…hmmmm….er…independence vote in 2014? Isn’t that before 2016? Never mind toxic Devolution brought in by Blair.

    Will we have another vote? Well, maybe not…however it could be achieved by stealth, by other means as people realise what a big mistake Brexit was and how our economy is breaking due to Brexit and thus we will probably rejoining the single market and thus, in effect, the EU…..we have after all, says Easton, cut off our nose to spite our face by voting, by a narrow margin, lol, for Brexit.

    Great when a programme that purports to give us the truth and that supposedly subverts and torpedos fake news and disinformation is itself the biggest source of disinformation and fraudulent flimflam.

    The BBC…Ministry of Truth….not.

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  48. MarkyMark says:

    Why Doesn’t China Have Its Own Greta Thunberg?
    There is little daily public concern about climate change in China, and combating it is seen as the state’s responsibility.
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    By James Palmer, a deputy editor at Foreign Policy. FP subscribers can now receive alerts when new stories written by this author are publishe

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/09/25/why-doesnt-china-have-its-own-greta-thunberg-un-climate-change-action-summit-hong-kong-police-beijing-hiv-whistleblower/

    ………………

    Labour MP received £500,000 in funding from Chinese Communist agent
    Barry Gardiner said he kept security services fully informed, after MI5 warned MPs they are being targeted by Beijing.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/barry-gardiner-mi5-mps-chinese-labour-b976606.html

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  49. harry142857 says:

    Bristol mayor versus the BBC.

    Bristol reporter tasks mayor on long trip for climate change meeting

    https://mol.im/a/10950741#v-3160476155066273477 via @MailOnline

    Now ITV joins BBC and local media in boycotting ‘woke’ Bristol Council after it banned reporter who questioned its Labour mayor’s 9,000-mile round-trip to speak at climate conference
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    ITV has joined the BBC in boycotting Bristol Council’s mayoral briefings after the council banned a local reporter for asking the Labour politician if he saw the irony in flying to Canada to give a short speech on climate change.

    Local Democracy Reporter (LDR) Alex Seabrook, whose who works for the BBC and the Bristol Live website, asked Mayor Rees whether he could instead have done the 14-minute TED talk via Zoom.

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    Reporter Alex Seabrook was banned after his questions were called ‘illegitimate’
    Mayor Rees travelled 9,000 miles by plane to Canada to give 14-minute TED talk
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    However the press have condemned this move and boycotted Bristol council
    ITV has joined the BBC in boycotting Bristol Council’s mayoral briefings after the council banned a local reporter for asking the Labour politician if he saw the irony in flying to Canada to give a short speech on climate change.

    Local Democracy Reporter (LDR) Alex Seabrook, whose who works for the BBC and the Bristol Live website, asked Mayor Rees whether he could instead have done the 14-minute TED talk via Zoom.

    In a clip which has now gone viral, Mr Seabrook was interrupted by a press officer who questioned whether he should be allowed to ask this question.

    In the cringeworthy virtual press conference, Saskia Konynenburg, head of communications at Bristol City Council, said that she did not think the reporter’s question on the mayor’s 9,200-mile round trip in April to give a climate talk was ‘legitimate’.

    Interrupting the local reporter she said: ‘My question is Marvin was fully-funded by TED to attend so I couldn’t quite understand what the role as an LDR would be in asking that question. I think it is probably for a journalist from a newspaper but I can’t quite see the link to LDR.’

    Ms Konynenburg markets herself as an ‘influential communications leader, focused strategist and innovative content creator’ and was a reporter for three months in her career largely working for the public sector and charities, according to LinkedIn.

    When Mr Seabrook said his job was to hold the mayor to account, she replied: ‘I think it probably is from a journalist from a newspaper, but I can’t quite see the link to LDR, but I’ll leave it there.’

    The Local Democracy Reporting Service is a news agency funded by the BBC, with reporters working on regional titles across the UK covering local authorities and other public-service bodies.

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    • harry142857 says:

      There’s a video in the link. Maybe someone more tech savvy could embed it here.
      The arrogance of these people needs to be seen.

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  50. Guest Who says:

    https://www.joe.co.uk/news/megan-rapinoe-abortion-ruling-344112?

    As every other permanently affronted media gob has chipped in, this should come as no surprise, but one thing rather germane does spring to mind…

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