541 Responses to Midweek 29 June 2022

  1. Jack in the Green says:

    No surprise to see East Suffolk coming in at third in the increase in letting second homes for holidays survey. This is the area where local BBC news extolled the virtue of having wealthy Metros escaping to their Suffolk pads during the first lockdown because of the ensuing economic benefits. Cue justified rage from locals who pointed out that there were no economic benefits, just more chance of a virus spread. Second home letting benefits the person doing the letting. Suffolk has the highest rich/poor disparity in Britain in certain areas and the negative economic effects of massive second home ownership far outweigh any sales of eggs and veg to some itinerant homeowner or guests. Predictably enough a fair number of these people are, yes, you’ve got it, BBC-ites and their media cronies. Yes, the usual bunch of worthy, virtue signalling, loaded hypocrites. There is no finer example of these people’s double standards.


    • Fedup2 says:

      As a believer in freedom I get annoyed by ‘locals ‘ going on about second homes in nice places . If I had the money I would get one .
      So the Local socialists can double the poll tax but people will afford that . If people get priced out – that’s life . I’m a Londoner – I can’t afford to live in a nice bit of London – that’s a fact of life . No BBC reporter comes along to hear me cry bitter tears …..


      • BRISSLES says:

        Fed, I agree its everyone’s democratic right to purchase a house wherever, if they can afford it. I was born in a seaside town that is now home to second owners, yes they bring more economy to the area la di da di da, but most never come near the place during the winter months, so the town returns to the desolate place that all seaside resorts suffer from during October to March. So the area hardly benefits from them then when its needed, because its the Summer when the day trippers and holidaymakers keep the sustainability going.

        Apropos London, no one in this country can afford to live in London, yet the place is full of migrants – new and long standing, so how the hell do they afford to live there. Even on the outskirts in N. London there is a huge jewish community, turkish and cypriots all live cheek by jowl in decent size housing, so what’s the story there ?


  2. MarkyMark says:


    • tomo says:

      Designed by the same people that did the bomb proof entry pods at Tel Aviv airport that can detonate detonators ?


  3. Fedup2 says:

    Surely not ? LOL ….


  4. StewGreen says:

    Last night’s ITV local news had 3 minute item of extreme pro solar farm on food land #PRtrickery
    The studio intro did included mention of negatives
    but the entire 3 minutes seemed PR
    first you’d get a local reporter in a local field talking to a local solar PR guy then you’d get the national reporter standing in a field as if it was the same field, speaking positively about farmland solar then 2 more pro solar PR voices
    Update after someone pointed at they filmed with an anti-farmland solar woman
    I checked and found that they included just 9 seconds of her, so I’d missed it
    Yes sandwiched in the middle of 3 the pro solar people
    Yorkshire farmer got just nine seconds to speak negatively
    Call that 15s out of 180 ie less than 10%
    FFS they travelled all the way to her farm and just used nine seconds
    clip https://twitter.com/saveoldmaltonc1/status/1542037038169473025

    Full item is as 13m40s but gets wiped at 6pm

    So here’s a Croydon solar corp guy bragging he organised the item in the West Country
    .. https://twitter.com/GarethSimkins/status/1542103804312690688


  5. Doublethinker says:

    Douglas Murray was on Lex Friedman’s podcast and after a couple of hours they got round to the topic of President Trump. Once again Douglas seemed to agree with most of Trump’s key policies , agreed that Trump bravely withstood an unprecedented assault by the deep state and MSM, was much better than Clinton would have been, but despite all this he couldn’t support Trump in 2020!?
    Why ?. Well Douglas thought that Trump didn’t know how to rule , how to be President. That Trump ought to have done better in his first two years when he had both houses of Congress with him.
    Really Douglas? Trump didn’t have both houses did he , they were packed with never Trumpers , RINO’s . Added to that the machinery of government actively opposed his policies even though it was illegal to do so and plotted to take him down. No President could have coped with that and Trump actually did well considering.
    I still can’t fathom why Douglas wouldn’t support Trump in 2020 even though it’s the third time I’ve heard him try to explain.


    • MarkyMark says:

      THink it’s something C.Hitchens (his close friend at the time) said … about USA politics heading to a place where Trump could become President.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Double – I suppose even he has to be ‘approved ‘. All president trump need do is point to his ‘promises ‘ and ‘predictions’ and the average brain would think – yep – he delivered despite almost overwhelming resistance from every bit of the swamp …
      Such as the border – where the dead Mexicans have gone off the news agenda quicker than a ‘lone wolf’ Muslim terrorist of Muslim northern rape Gang ….


    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      The main criticism was he didn’t reign in the Media/Social Media when he had the chance.


  6. MarkyMark says:

    Bonjean, who began representing Kelly after his conviction, said the singer’s impoverished and “chaotic” home life as a child included multiple instances of sexual abuse, including by a sister and a male landlord whose names were blacked out.

    She said Kelly has an IQ of 79 and is “functionally illiterate”, having felt shame and fear he could not read the teleprompter when accepting Grammy awards.




    • micknotmike says:

      If a low IQ is a solid defence against sexual abuse charges, we are in for a bundle of fun when our latest million or so unwanted guests realise it.


  7. MarkyMark says:

    Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey offered a surprising new piece of trivia on Politics Live this afternoon:

    “I’ve served in government, so has Keir Starmer. We know the first duty of any government is to defend the country and keep the citizens safe…”

    Starmer was elected in 2015 which, last time Guido checked, means he’s only ever served in opposition. He’s never been in government. What was it Sir Keir said about “honesty being at the heart of everything” Labour stands for?

    Jack Straw: Labour made mistake letting Poles in early
    Former home secretary says number and impact of migrants from eastern Europe far exceeded predictions


  8. StewGreen says:

    The Islington Socialist parties think saving CO2 is important
    So they are chasing the CCS Carbon Capture And Storage dream
    That after burning a fossil fuel
    to break the carbon bonds and RELEASE energy plus CO2
    That you can somehow capture and store that CO2 forever, using LESS ENERGY that you got out of the process.
    A thing that has had $billions spent on it , but has still not become true

    Today in Scunthorpe they’ve organised a networking event and plugged in on BBC local radio news

    Getting there:
    If travelling from further afield the best train station to arrive into is Scunthorpe Train Station and then getting a taxi to the venue.
    If you plan to travel by plane, Humberside Airport is 11 miles away and Robin Hood Airport is 38 miles away.


    And anyone in their right mind would realise that the venue sits on the junction of the motorway, A15 and A18 so would drive.

    They expect you to get into a CO2 spewing plane to go to a CO2 saving conference
    about the so far unworkable CCS


    • MarkyMark says:

      The COP26 conference set a record for CO2 emissions, with air travel the main culprit
      PUBLISHED FRI, NOV 12 20211:27 PM EST
      Emma Newburger



      • Up2snuff says:

        MM, now that really is breaking news but you have a typo in there: it’s not COP26 but should be COP2601. 😉


    • StewGreen says:

      I suppose you could just about store the CO2 with less energy than you get out
      but the key thing is to break even on cost
      that is a thing that hasn’t been done anywhere in the world
      .. rather they keep chucking subsidy money at it .


      • Scroblene says:

        Stew, sorry to ask this here as it’s not bias-related, but is there a website you have seen where new building is shown to cost more in CO2 emission than renovating an existing building!

        We have a farce going on here, where a beautiful old farmhouse is being demolished to build a new footballer’s house, and we’re dead against that sort of thing, with rockapes rebuilding in a leafy Kentish lane!

        I hope this isn’t too much to ask, but will understand if you’ve better things to consider!

        Best wishes anyway!


  9. pugnazious says:

    Must e Brexit….

    ‘Germany should fast-track Turkish migrants to fill catastrophic airport staff shortages, say politicians’

    Politicians never learn do they? They take decisions off their own back[Merkel and her invite to millions of migrants and Boris and the Hong Kong Chinese…3 million of them potentially] with no approval from anyone and then what?

    Inviting in millions of migrants who don’t share your values and beliefs and quite possibly hold you and your country in complete contempt is never a good idea but politicians and media types seem to love the idea.

    When Erdogan encourages Turks in Germany to hate the country and ‘be Turkish’ you have to wonder at the stupidity of anyone who suggests importing more Turks is a good idea.

    When you consider what Bames are trying to do to this country along with their useful idiots in the media, NGOs and Big Business taking the knee you habe to wonder what it will take to take back control and ensure history is not rewritten as Black propaganda.


    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘Germany should fast-track Turkish migrants to fill catastrophic airport staff shortages, say politicians’

      If you’d travelled across the world to pursue a better life, would you move back in return for money?

      Germany is betting that the answer is yes.

      The country has long offered migrants and asylum seekers financial incentives to leave its shores, and until 28 February 2018 it’s prepared to pay out extra.

      Individuals will get €1,000 and families up to €3,000 (£2,650; $3,540) to cover rent or resettlement costs back in their home countries – things like basic kitchen or bathroom facilities.

      Critics say Angela Merkel’s government is trying to bribe its way out of a tricky situation, but supporters say the scheme will help sad, exhausted migrants who just want to go home.

      Germany is by no means first to this approach. So where else has done it – and is it morally wrong?



    • Up2snuff says:

      pug, remember the fuss that the BBC continuously made over surplus pigs and not enough butchers during 2021? Well, for lunch today I had some gammon that was imported from the EU and processed by a well-known supermarket, the safe way 😉 ie. keeping hands well away from the blade probably as they do in Mxxxxxxxxx.

      Flavour and texture and tenderness nowhere near as good as British pork and gammon. Three cheers for Brexit!


  10. Guest Who says:

    Seems the U.K. media, bbc especially, and got quite excited by things ‘Murican. Not Ghislaine so much, as well, ‘not news’ if that casts a light around a bit to folk like say Hills’ hubby.

    So I am having my afternoon tea, and it is already turning out that the most laughably inept latest stitch up so far on Trump has unravelled already, before the ink was even dry out of their ‘accused of’ HP Eco printers on loan from Growler.

    Seems some bimbo was told something and she told some folk and… anyhoo… it got to The Critic and they told Toenails and he told Saz, Lurch and Gang.

    So they passed it on verbatim, tweaked a bit so outright lies looked liked BBC reporting.

    And that even failed first hurdle.

    So… trusted, professional, impartial… Timmeh!… Dude, you are up that Welsh Water sewer outlet sans paddle, and canoe. And anything. At all.

    May see about a little toe dip with the ECU, if only to see if the OFCOM pr was also a boat load of horse guano.


    • Guest Who says:


      Might actually be a step up from the present shambles.

      But that comment requires reading in relative context.


      • Guest Who says:


        • tomo says:

          Yeesh …

          Colbert is to chat shows what Rachael Maddow is to news.

          – both shamelessly mendacious Democrat activist tools who’re paid loadsamoney to play their absurd games for their puppet masters.

          Ms Occasional Cortex is a stale joke by the “Justice Democrats” – a restaurant somewhere is probably glad to be missing a crap waitress.


    • Scroblene says:

      Isn’t it utterly amazing that the ‘journalists’ on the BBC are just so terrible at their ‘jobs’!

      I despair when I hear the squawks of indignation coming from such highly-paid people, and which are just their own opinions without any relation to actual facts at all!

      God, we have a poor broadcaster, paid for by pensioners!

      If we had a real Conservative government, they’d have been given their marching orders ages ago, but Doris Bonkson (Senora O’Blene’s knick-name for the woffling twonk), is just mucking up everything at the moment, and unless we have some real Tory principles being dealt with properly, he can forget our votes toute-suite!

      I’m 75 next month, and really don’t give a toss if we get a bloody communist cabal running the show; we’ve just lost all interest in who we originally voted for, and we worked bloody hard for Tory principles when we were younger!

      Bugger off Boris, you’re not helping at all! Give your job to Penny Mordaunt and make Liz Truss Chancellor, they’re a dream ticket! David Davis should be Home Secretary, and he’d stop all those illegals coming over here to get benefits which should go to our British veterans.


  11. taffman says:

    “Chatham: Michael Alunomoh detained after firing shots from balcony”
    Is he originally from the UK?


    • StewGreen says:

      Psycho guy who was firing a gun from a Chatham balcony in 2020
      “Nigerian Man Arrested In UK For Sporadic Shooting ”

      A comment “Apr 22, 2020
      Whilst looking for Michael Alunomoh at Companies House I came across his gofundme.
      He isn’t registered as a company director and it doesn’t look like his record label is a limited company.
      The gofundme reads like something a schizophrenic would write.”

      Why is “man with mental health problems sectioned ” news ?

      Kent newspaper
      “Alunomoh told police he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia in Nigeria about a year or two before he came to the UK in 2013.
      He said he had been prescribed medication but it had no effect”


  12. Guest Who says:

    Interesting the ever ready groupies to hand with spectacular whataboutery.


  13. Guest Who says:

    Apres… Le deluge.


  14. Guest Who says:

    Steve, VD and some Labour twat.


  15. MarkyMark says:

    1984 (John Hurt) – Official Trailer


  16. Fedup2 says:

    The future king did nothing wrong accepting 3 suitcases full of cash from an Arab – but it won’t happen again – I suppose he will get one of his ‘court ‘ to do it ……

    He did nothing wrong … no money laundering allegations – all above board – nice chap ….


  17. taffman says:

    “Channel migrants: Hundreds make the crossing in small boats”
    “The majority of migrants being brought ashore are young men, the Home Office says”
    So why doesn’t the Home Office do something about it?
    I don’t think the PM, the Home Secretary or the Home office want to?

    Warning : While we are facing a major war in Europe, we have an ongoing invasion via the back door. While our troops will be fighting in Europe who will be defending us from the ‘Trojan Horse’ we have from within ?
    There will be lessons to be learned .


  18. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    With all these channel crossers coming over and not being allowed to work, why not form them into a Regiment, The 1st Royal Enrichers or something.

    They could be used as a part of the British Army and if each one served for say 6 years they could then apply to stay in the UK.

    They would probably excel in the Royal Navy with their expertise in crossing bodies of water.

    I wouldn’t think letting them fly planes is a good idea (9/11)


    • G.W.F. says:

      Sometimes I think that the Channel migrants have already served the British army in some way, which is why they are welcome here by the government.


  19. StewGreen says:

    Sheffield Council CEO Kate Josephs has been on paid leave since January while the council investigated her actions when she worked at the Cabinet Office in charge of drafting covid policies
    then on the day of her leaving had a leaving party with an enlarged team of 20 there. So she was investigated and fined.
    It’s never mentioned if any politicians were there. so I guess there not.
    Sheffield Council put her on paid leave while it was investigated
    Now she tells @itvcalendar she will make a contribution of “at least” £90,000 to Sheffield charities.

    I guess that means £90K of granny tax payers money will go her favourite WokeSupremacist charities
    who’ll use it for their POLITICAL campaigning.

    That is not right.


  20. Guest Who says:

    Presumably this will be run in bbc 300 versions?

    At breakfast.


  21. Kinell says:

    One of the largest groups that Immigrate to the UK are from Germany.

    How many Germans do you know.

    I’d guess they’ll be German/ Turkish immigrants.


    • Northern Voter says:

      Whilst working in Hull, I had occasion to meet the Port Medical Officer with a book giving translation of frequently asked medical questions with the answers in English. She was having to assess the health of 29 Guest Arbiters from Germany. All were Turks, 1 pregnant woman and a pensioner with TB. They were discovered in a flower truck from Holland. They said that they were getting a hard time from the locals and had decided to get out. The PMO said they were better dressed than she was. This was in the late 90’s.


      • Kinell says:

        When asked the question.

        Are there too many Immigrants in the UK.

        7% said ‘NO’

        27% said ‘YES’

        66% said ‘I am not understanding the question, please’.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Kinell – well I know a nice old German man – mr Bormann next door – he does play his Wagner a bit loud though ….


  22. tomo says:

    Those extra genders and pronouns


  23. tomo says:

    Not good optics there


  24. Guest Who says:

    Where is Memorex when needed?


  25. Guest Who says:

    Time for a bit of Vileness.


  26. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – barely credible testimony, hopefully there will be a good cross-examination

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61970258 If not, former President Trump should sack another lawyer. “Did the former President always sit in the front passenger seat of his official vehicle?” and if the answer is no, “How do you know if former President Trump was sitting up front?” and if the answer is vague “How do you think former President Trump, sitting in the back of a large official limousine, manage to grab at the steering wheel?”


    • tomo says:

      salon.com’s TDS is … I dunno – hysterical?

      As I understand it the Secret Service peeps had already offered to testify…

      I’d wager they don’t get to take the stand.

      No x-examination of Cassidy’s tales – no siree.



      • Up2snuff says:

        tomo, perjury before the Senate? I would have thought must carry a jail sentence.


        • Guest Who says:

          Seems Hillary told Sopes Told Toenails told Sam that Amber Heard was also in the Beast, and says Mama cats was peeing on the rug.

          Allegedly. Trump must be reeling from all these accusations in The BBC now.


        • tomo says:


          well, it seems that its worse than we thought


      • Guest Who says:

        Looking at the responses to such articles on twitter, the Dems appear to be relying on media like Igor and Lurch to fool most of the people most of the time.


  27. harry142857 says:


    R. Kelly given 30 years in jail for sex abuse

    US singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his celebrity status to sexually abuse children and women.

    The R&B artist, 55, was convicted last September in New York of racketeering and sex trafficking crimes.

    He had faced years of allegations and the judge on Wednesday said he had an “indifference to human suffering”

    Lawyers for the singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, say he will appeal.

    Ahead of his sentencing, a handful of women took the stand to confront Kelly.

    A woman identified only as Angela called the singer a Pied Piper who “grew in wickedness” with every new victim, while others who were not named testified he had broken their spirits.

    “I literally wished I would die because of how you made me feel,” said one.

    Dressed in prison khakis and dark glasses, Kelly declined to make a statement of his own and did not react as the verdict was handed down.


  28. Halifax says:

    I see that the BBC Has managed to report on the sentencing of Islamic terrorists in Paris without mentioning the words Islam, Muslim or terrorists.
    Micheal Miles would be proud of them.

    The only survivor of the group behind the November 2015 Paris attacks has been found guilty of terrorism and murder charges.

    Salah Abdeslam received a rare full-life prison term for his role in the gun and bomb attacks that killed 130 people.

    The court convicted all 20 men put on trial – 19 of them on terrorism charges.

    The trial – the biggest in modern French history – began last September.

    For more than nine months, victims, journalists, and the families of the dead lined up outside the specially-built courtroom in Paris to piece together the story of the worst attack in France since World War Two.

    The attacks across bars, restaurants, the national football stadium and Bataclan music venue on 13 November 2015 saw hundreds injured alongside those killed.

    Paris survivors who found friendship in terror trial
    Humdrum lives that turned to mass murder in Paris
    Paris attacks main defendant denies killing anyone
    Abdeslam told the court this week that he was “not a murderer, or a killer” and that to convict him of that would be “an injustice”.

    He also claimed during the trial that he decided not to detonate his suicide vest on the night of the attack and disposed of it in a Paris suburb.

    However, the court accepted evidence that the suicide vest was defective, and therefore it did not believe that Abdeslam had experienced a last-minute change of heart.

    His full-life sentence is the most severe penalty for criminals that can be imposed under French law, with only a small chance of parole after 30 years.

    It is only the fifth time it has been handed down since 1994.


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      BBC radio news tonight has been calling them “gunmen”.

      That linked article “Humdrum lives that turned to mass murder in Paris” is a textbook example of BBC balancing bias, pressing the big flashing OH, HUMANITY switch at W1 and lapping up a picture of kids going a bit off the beaten track:

      “I’d have liked to make my father proud. Our parents did all they could to make sure we succeeded in life. I was dragged down by the neighbourhood.”

      Playing knock down ginger, nicking KitKats from the corner shop, shooting 90 people dead at a gig whilst wearing suicide belts… hey we’ve all been there.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Halifax 7.06 am BBC r4 News the words ‘Islamist terrorist ‘ were used in the context of the Paris attacks .I nearly spilt me tea.

      I think someone will be in trouble and this slip into truth will be remedied by the 8 am version ….


      • Fedup2 says:

        Re the above – our Justin managed over 5 minutes on this case without using the word ‘Muslim ‘ or ‘Islam ‘ – was the terrorist attack Far Right ( the biggest threat ?) or IRA – I’m confused about who carried out this mass murder and why ….

        … but the BBC knows … but doesn’t want anyone else to know … bit like Muslim paki rape gangs ….

        I’m vexed by the non reporting of plod failures – it seems it not just about plod rapists or murderers or picture takers – but it’s about institutional corruption through failing to report or record lots of crimes ….
        But if you set ‘crime reduction ‘ as performance – bonus – targets – to get money and promotion these corrupt plod are bound to do it arnt they ? Honour and integrity and true went out the window with Blair …


      • micknotmike says:

        “Slip into truth”. Thanks F! That’s a really useful phrase which i will endeavour to drop into meetings and conversations where possible –
        “I think you’re in danger of slipping into the truth there” etc.


  29. atlas_shrugged says:

    There I was in the pub garden listening to my mate telling me about two spectators collapsing during a Djokovic Wimbledon match and the game having to be stopped. Was this:

    A) I imagined my mate telling me this.
    B) My mate imagining this happened.
    C) The BBC never reporting on this kind of thing.

    What do folks reckon?


  30. StewGreen says:

    Harra ha stealth edited the headline to his news story about the Climate Change Committee report

    It’s what he does ..typical behaviour from him


  31. tomo says:

    Google “at it”


  32. JohnC says:

    Zara Aleena: Family pay tribute after ‘unimaginable’ death

    The article wasn’t even the headline when she got murdered because the BBC thought the killer might be BAME. Stand by for daily updates and demands from feminist activist groups for action. Though I’m sure they really wish it had been a Brexiteer type.

    Now they know he is white, it’s up there at the top laden with empathy. Unlike Sabina Nessa : all the vigils and headlines stopped the moment they discovered it was an Albanian immigrant.

    It’s so obvious, it’s absolutely pathetic. I wonder how they justify it to themselves – because I’m quite certain they do. The Left are such extreme hypocrites, I think they they actually believe their own lies. I’ve learned people will accept anything if they really want to.


  33. andyjsnape says:

    Paris trial: Salah Abdeslam guilty as historic trial ends

    Given a whole life sentence, is that the culprit or the victims!

    5-10yrs ago we never had these “enemy within” problems, the lefties have alot to answer for


  34. andyjsnape says:

    MPs should not bring babies into Commons chamber, review says

    Keep the noise down, my baby is trying to sleep 🙂


    • Fedup2 says:

      As a victim of said MP – it gladdens the heart that she can spend time and effort on incestuous nonsense about babies in the parliament –
      To me – she is ‘weaponising ‘ her child instead of caring for the needs of her East London constituency . I don’t know if she knows where it is because looking at he biog – she has no connection with it at all …
      I just happened to have the misfortune to have been born there …. A one party socialist republic …


  35. Fedup2 says:

    BBC must hate interviewing Ukrainian politicians over the Russian peacekeeping operation .

    This is because to a man each politician thanks nut nut for his support – more than anyone else in Europe . But strangely apparently the UK has only sent 3 artillery pieces – and the krauts did the same yesterday ….

    Explaining the Kraut situation is easy because putin owns it – so they don’t feel threatened …

    R. Kelly – a coloured US pop star banged up for Paedo activities – for some reason the BBC didn’t play any of his tunes like they normally do for their ‘heroes ‘…


  36. tomo says:

    Oh, Canada…


  37. tomo says:

    “Trump the carjacker” is still being pushed…

    Really all quite odd – do they think anybody believes this stuff?

    The Beast doing donuts in the Rose Gardens with unconscious Secret Service agents sprawled across the seats after Trump had knocked them out.


    Considering the footage of the man in action on Jan 6th – it’s extraordinary that Ray Epps hasn’t had an invite to the circus – but then, extraordinary seems to cover most of what’s been wheeled out – and not in a good way.



  38. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch

    Thought for Today

    The BBC has a regular calling ‘moaning sadiqi? Who used to be badged as an ‘Islamic scholar ‘ just before I hit the off switch ….
    ……..but now the BBC has rebadged her and left the ‘Islamic ‘ out – using that meaning less fashionable phrase

    ‘It is what it is ‘…. Clever bit of propaganda – I’m sure she condemned the Paris Islamic mass murderers today – but maybe it didn’t get mentioned ….


  39. AsISeeIt says:

    Media-canue sinks and that would be a Hippocratic matter edition

    One senses the genuine corporate sadness and regret this morning: Sadacanu – says our giveaway advertising sheet the Metro: Emma crashes out of Wimbledon… and so does Andy – apparently we’re all on first name terms and that’s Andy Murray the charmless SNP supporter: ANDY MURRAY said he was “disappointed” with himself after declaring his support for Scottish independence but did not “regret” offering his opinion, an unearthed interview shows. (Express July 2021); Andy Murray has no regrets over support for Scottish independence… but does have reservations about the way he did it. (Guardian September 2014)

    While I’m busy Murray bashing… and justifiably, it’s in the news yet again: Future of the UK. Sturgeon indeyref plan confuses her SNP depty (‘i’)

    The partisan put-down was Andy Murray’s attempt at a verbal smash. But joking that he would “support whoever England were playing against” was one shot the teenage tennis star would live to regret. He admitted last week that it had cost him the support of some English fans. (Independent 2012)

    I guest Andy Murray and Scottish independence are each somewhat akin to Banquo’s ghost – forever doomed to return to spoil the party with their gloomy and unwelcome looming presence.

    One makes certain allowances for the youthful innocence of our Emma (incorporated, patents pending, trade mark, plc): Dejected: Emma Raducanu after losing her second round match at Wimbledon yesterday (Daily Mail); Raducanu’s Wimbledon dream ends in tatters (Telegraph) – this is all frontpage headline stuff, mind you, not relegated to the sports pages. One hesitates to ponder whether the dread taint of Britishness applied to this Canadian-born girl of mixed Romanian and Chinese parentage somehow mysteriously scuppered an otherwise promising sporting career?

    In health news…

    The previously coronaphobic left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper returns to a panic as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly: Exclusive: Covid cases climb to 300,000 a day

    One was under the impression you had to be reasonably intelligent to qualify as a doctor: Britain “should offer US women abortions” The Government should offer free abortions to women from the US who are unable to secure them at home, British doctors have said (Telegraph) – but now that the rules on abortion have been legally passed down to the states to decide since oddly enough senior US judges have just realised the founding fathers didn’t think to add it to the Constitution as a right – true-blue Democrat states such as California, New York, Washington etc will still be happily aborting willy nilly. So this is an attempt at pure virtue signalling from the BMA – if you’re confident abortion is virtuous, that is? And just as in the TV comedy Father Ted the phrase “that would be an ecumenical matter” was a way of getting the errant Father Jack out of difficult conversations; let’s just say on abortion “that would be Hippocratic matter

    Of course I’m forgetting the NHS sees itself as the International Health Service, prioritising medical care for the wider world rather than the primacy of health concerns here within Britain where we pay for it through our taxes – so this offer of free international aid does make sense on that basis.

    GPs threaten to strike over plans to make them work Saturdays and evenings (Independent)

    You’d think the business-minded corporate FT would see scope for the efficiency of market forces as opposed to the stultifying inertia of bureaucracy and employee capture of the organisation we see in the NHS – you’d be wrong: NHS outsourcing stirs fears for patients… according to a study

    The Financial Times there caught simply mirroring headlines in the Guardian with just a tad less partisan hysteria: Tory privatisation linked to increase in NHS death rate… according to a landmark review

    Likewise perhaps UK defence is now more an international defence than a protection for our own shores?

    Ukraine War: UK pledges an extra £1bn in military support (BBC) – whereas: No extra UK defence cash until 2025 despite war (‘i’) – and let’s take a minute’s silence here to contemplate the first appearance – in Mr AsISeeIt’s cognizance at least – of the media conjoining of the words “despite” and “war”. The familiar combinations depite Brexit and despite Covid now being part of the common or garden news parlance.

    Capt Tom: Charity probed (Daily Mirror) – that sounds as though it could be an unpleasant procedure.

    Charity vow after Charles feels the heat over Qatari cash (Times)

    £2.6m boost for Prince Charles – who will never again accept cash in suitcase (‘i’) – £2.6m at the present exchange rate works out to 3.02m Euros – or 1 and a little bit of a suitcase-full – a suitcase plus a small purse or bum bag? Funny that.

    The Sheikh’s gain is the UK taxpayer’s loss.

    Paris trial: Salah Abdeslam guilty as historic trial ends (BBC) – who knew that trial was even going on? First I’ve heard of it.

    Salah Abdeslam received a rare full-life sentence for his role in the gun and bomb attacks that killed 130 people. The trial – the biggest in modern French history – began last September. For more than nine months, victims, journalists, and the families of the dead lined up outside the specially-built courtroom in Paris to piece together the story of the worst attack in France since World War Two.(BBC) – for some reason our BBC plus all the rest of our media suddenly having no interest whatever in big European news – they just didn’t follow it, what with the news being full of Depp v Heard, Roe v Wade, etc.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes bias by omission – that’s an easy one for us to evidence the censorship policy applied by the msm to enable the Muslim to take over Blighty ….
      I wonder when they’ll start throwing queers off roofs ?

      The BBC reports on the captain Moore charity PLC INC where money might have been syphoned off – but what did the mugs who paid into it expect £….?


  40. taffman says:

    Why is the BBC allowed it’s means of financial support by a Tory Government?


  41. Tabs says:

    Petrol station staff abused over high fuel prices

    The BBC managed to find a Getty image of a white man this time to illustrate a driver shouting abuse.

    Edit: I put in an online complaint. The BBC have changed the complaint form asking for your home address. Is that so they can organise the far left mob to smash your windows?


    • JohnC says:


      That picture is simply outrageous. It’s just a picture of a sneering white man who is most definitely not abusing forecourt staff.

      Unless he has been waving to get their attention first and then is shouting at the top of his voice so he can be heard in the little place inside where they all sit.

      It’s the same as talking about shoplifting and showing a picture of black people looting a TV shop. The BBC hypocrites would shriek ‘racists’ like they were laying a square egg if someone did that.

      Shame on you BBC and your disgusting, racist double standards.


    • JohnC says:

      It would not surprise me if it was for populating the same database maxi uses.


    • Guest Who says:

      What? Why?! They have no need for such information.


      • JohnC says:

        I mean they may want it to keep track of dissenters and maybe cross-reference them to spot the real activists.

        Maxi’s database is being built for one reason : to use as evidence in any action they may find themselves in a position to take against an individual in the future. The BBC are nasty b@st@rds with a big legal team when they don’t like you.


    • Lunchtime Loather says:

      Somebody else would like to know too: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/complaints_recorded_contactaddre

      I always enter “Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA” as an address and 020 7765 2667 as the phone number.


  42. Fedup2 says:


    Our Justin interviews liz truss . I am so groomed now that I was expecting our Justin to ask about diversity training for the Ukrainian army and why isn’t it being done ….?

    By the sound of it our Justin like soldiers – he kept on about needing more of them – maybe for more diversity training ….


    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, it is the current BBC thing: defence spending. ‘Partygate’ hasn’t worked too well, ‘the-cost-of-living-crisis’ is going stale, the Senate hearing is becoming a joke, so let us attack a Conservative Government & Brexiteer PM.

      I could only manage about the first twenty minutes of TOADY from 6 a.m. and it was noticeable what the agenda for the day is: PM promising £1billion that we haven’t got and will have to borrow for Ukraine’s military – followed – by Cabinet row over defence spending – followed by Royal Family keeping quiet on the bullying report into Miss Markle because it might not have quite the outcome that the BBC would like.

      Was in two minds to listen to the Big/Prime Interview slot but by then I was in another room enjoying the peace and quiet. The BBC are losing me … . . . . .


      • Fedup2 says:

        Can’t blame you – I watched Tucker Carlson ( while I can ) which was much more informative about the politicising of the forces of law and order in the US .

        As I was watching I was thinking at least we don’t have that problem yet because plod doesn’t have the staff numbers to raid politicians homes to intimidate them yet …
        ….as for plod – I understand that the report which led to the met being put in special measures will be published in a couple of weeks ….
        I think the emir of londonistan will swerve responsibility although he selected the inept now ex commissioner who presided of the mess .

        But at least they made an effort with the Diversity Training …. But not much else …. I guess all the good guys retired and left a multicultural dross behind ..


  43. JohnC says:

    Just been watching the update for yesterday about the Ukraine war on the youtube ‘Military and Foreign Affairs Network’ channel. Lots of information on the tactical situation, how precarious the Ukranian position is and what we can expect the Russians to do next.

    Meanwhile, here’s the BBC report:

    ‘Missiles continue to rain down as Russia focuses its offensive on the eastern Donbas region’
    ‘The city of Lysychansk is under heavy fire – the frequency of the shelling there is “enormous,”‘.

    So it’s ‘Missiles raining down and enormous shelling’.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Missiles raining down and enormous shelling – numbers?

      2 Missiles a day?


  44. MarkyMark says:


    They forget that it is his natural position.


  45. Fedup2 says:

    Just watch last nights’ tucker Carlson listing a whole host of republics arrested by the FBI in breach of the US constitution .

    What is happening there with the political police targeting politicians is pretty frightening . You won’t see it discussed on the BBC or in the Guardian – I reckon real assassinations follow …


  46. MarkyMark says:

    Which Charity? Who was in the charity? What are the wages? Where did the money go? How much went back into Charles Estate? BBC – lacking in enquiry.

    In a statement, Clarence House said: “Charitable donations received from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim were passed immediately to one of the prince’s charities, who carried out the appropriate governance and have assured us that all the correct processes were followed.”



  47. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Nothing to do with anything but yesterday I was in the City centre and at the scene of a minor traffic accident there were a couple of policemen.
    One was a black lad.
    The other…. I thought it was a little boy in a joke police costume.
    I didn’t see any pcso label on the back so I must assume he was a proper copper.
    He must have been only 5 foot tall (or should that be short?) and his helmet looked huge on him.
    I cannot imagine anyone taking him seriously.
    He looked Asian Arab and probably was from the Pakistan area but I’m just guessing.

    Maybe he is a black belt in karate or has hidden superpowers but were he to confront any troublemakers they would just laugh at him.
    I may be doing him a disservice but first impressions count.
    We all remember teachers you could do anything and get away with it and others you behaved for. Well, he looks like he will have to prove himself on every confrontation.
    Maybe it will work. I’m sure he’s a nice person but he’s not like the coppers when I was growing up (a long long time ago in a galaxy far away)


  48. MarkyMark says:

    Your future – Boris to give you a treat for staying in the house.

    Dogs given their own treat-dispensing game console


  49. MarkyMark says:

    Watch: David Lammy says a million Indians died in WWII fighting for the ‘European project’
    26 January 2016, 12:00am


  50. G.W.F. says:

    ”Ukraine War: UK pledges an extra £1bn in military support
    By Adam Durbin & Andre Rhoden-Paul
    BBC News”

    Another £1 billion for Yookraine. British troops to be sent to a border.
    Bojo looking like a world leader.
    Need to increase defence spending.
    But will we need to introduce conscription if we are to defeat Russia?

    Here is my suggestion. Dinghy men of military age could be conscripted and offered British passports after serving six years of combat in the Yookraine war.



    • tomo says:

      I make that a pile of £1 coins 4500 miles high and weighing the same as 780 London buses … (bored)

      What are they going to do with the cash apart from please some Swiss estate agents ?


    • Fedup2 says:

      The day nut nut loses office – his face will look like he has been hit with a brick ….. ordinary voters are now more concerned about juice going over £2 a litre and the cost of a can of beans rather than whether Putin nukes us ….