Weekend 23 July 2022

The traditional quiet time of the year . The swamp – deep state goes on its ‘ holidays . The BBC leaves things with the interns – the bias becomes more bare …enjoy the stress , the delays and the rest …

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253 Responses to Weekend 23 July 2022

  1. Up2snuff says:

    Hello, looks like I’ve topped out with no travelling at all. The BBC, on the other hand, think nothing of completely frivolous CO2 emissions. Now, what were you saying BBC about the cause of the tremendous heat for parts of the UK on Monday and Tuesday? Think it is time for NetZero Licence Fee.

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  2. StewGreen says:

    “Steve Bannon found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to co-operate with the Capitol riot investigation.
    He will be sentenced on 21 October but plans to appeal.”

    The thing is DC is very Democrat , so he was expected to lose there
    but if he does get an appeal it won’t be in DC so he stands a chance.

    this is not a felony, this is a misdemeanor. So he will not go to prison until the sentencing – and gets the right to appeal like anyone in court

    (Jussie Smollett was FREED from jail after just 6 days to appeal sentence for faking hate crime after bizarre court outbursts)

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    • Fedup2 says:

      They’ll fix the judge – as usual – or do one of those ‘spill the beans ‘ plea bargains or die in a Biden Obama prison …

      That country is rapidly becoming as screwed up as Blighty …even with a constitution ..

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    • StewGreen says:

      Viva’s new video outlines his prediction
      The court had already ruled out Bannon’s defence
      So it was a matter of selecting an all Democrat jury and automatically convicting him
      .. https://youtu.be/XEsXXbmPSJs

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    • NCBBC says:

      Eric H. Holder was in contempt of Congress. Nothing happened to him. Democrat in DC.

      The capital should be moved to the UN. Less corrupt.

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  3. StewGreen says:

    Canada : “Pastor Art Pawlowksi’s contempt conviction set aside on appeal
    The Alberta Court of Appeal ruled that the injunction against him, his arrest, his jail time, the censorship order and fines against him were illegal.”
    https://www.rebelnews.com/breaking_artur_pawlowski_legal_appeal_decision_total_victory

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    • NCBBC says:

      But what is the penalty that a corrupt state should pay the victims. I suggest a fine of $1bn. So even if the state pays up, such will the be the furore there will be consequences.

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  4. StewGreen says:

    LotusE on the Hannah Fry prog

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  5. StewGreen says:

    Rebecca Ryan from Defund The BBC says the corporation is “anti-British.

    Talk TV video https://youtu.be/_ngjkcrO3i8

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  6. tomo says:

    Next up Joe’s bowel habits and daytime TV quiz faves…

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    • tomo says:

      Update

      Joe asked for his carrots to be cut into smaller pieces, refused to use a fork and complained that it was too cold.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Not helping, dude.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Lucky it wasn’t the coloured idiot – she d have to look it up in the binder and say ‘I have no information on that ‘.

        The bias of the US press is shown by allowing that clown to survive …

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  7. StewGreen says:

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    • Guest Who says:

      Ended up with this thing after attending a business meeting locally.

      Now bombarded with BS. Like LinkedIn I feel the urge to purge.

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  8. Fedup2 says:

    Today
    I wonder how long it is going to take to realise France needs to be treated as an enemy ?

    They have decided to screw up entrance to France via Dover , there needs to be reprisals . Reduce border access from France to Britain – boycott French goods – boycott France .
    Impose controls on French in Britain .

    Nothing will happen .

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    • Sluff says:

      The simple solution is for UK residents NOT to take their holidays in France. Vote with your wallets.

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    • tomo says:

      The proximate cause of the channel crossing delays / tailbacks is getting near zero reporting.

      The lack of transparency about the exact cause of the delays is not acceptable.

      I certainly know that UK Border Force have been over-egging their documentation checks and being wilfully obstructive – sailing well past reason and common sense – to the point where it isn’t an overreaction to suspect that they are wrecking the transfer of information to the French bureaucrats processing info. One outfit I am involved with has had truckloads of kit seized by overzealous border officials for one piece of paper on one item on the load – with a threat to confiscate the entire load if the paperwork isn’t resolved within a month – the department that deals with the paper are taking 4 to 6 weeks to do their job (one application has been in for 2 months with no status update).

      The company concerned has got so frustrated that they’ve got their MP involved. Hanlon’s Razor hardly covers it.

      One incident at Holyhead involved one official seizing a truck with kosher paperwork and when the shippers turned up the next day to remonstrate with officials – the official who’d done the deed was off on a “sickie” and his colleagues waved the truck onto the ferry with little fanfare and no explanation.

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    • tarien says:

      And return all immigrants that the UK has reluctantly accepted over the past 5 years-that’s for starters.

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  9. AsISeeIt says:

    Several cognitive dissonances and a Channel bridge for sale edition

    Biden has ‘improved’ since Covid diagnosis – doctor – so says the clickable BBC online news headline.

    And there we were fearing Covid was particluarly dangerous for the elderly and vulnerable.

    Interesting that the doddery old geezer has ‘improved’ with a bout of the Koof – his faculties were pretty dire beforehand… what with his forgetfulness, mental confusion and being prone to falls from a stationery bicycle. Perhaps medics should recommend the Chinese Flu to the elderly as a prescription for improved health?

    Or could it be that the media itself is the cure-all for poor decrepit old sleepy Joe? Are you well-read? Newspapers stave off dementia and boost thinking speed (Times)

    I jest of course. Mind you, it’s been a pretty good week for the wellbeing of world leaders – Boris has just got a load of worries and responsibilty off his mind and it turns out our media now says Putin isn’t just about to expire at any moment.

    Speaking of which…

    Kaliningrad row: Lithuania resumes transporting goods to Russian exclave (BBC) – another sanctions-busting Nato member joins the phony-war game: Turkey juggles relationships with Russia, Ukraine amid economic crisis (France 24); Russia and Ukraine agree to release blockaded grain exports. ISTANBUL — Russia and Ukraine agreed Friday to restart shipments of blockaded grain… “We did not reach this point in an instant,” said Erdogan, whose government maintains close ties with both Ukraine and Russia. (Washington Post) – so let’s try to understand the crypto-geopolitics of this rather atypical pseudo- proxy-war – with retro-WW2 rhetoric – we Nato members – in semi-agreement – are supposed to be fighting against the arch-villian Putin, at mega-economic cost to ourselves, whilst allied with our pro-western, anti-Russian, antebellum would-be quasi- latterly neo-Nato member Ukraine – whilst three quarters of the non-aligned world look on in wonder?

    Ukraine and Russia have signed “mirror” deals which will allow Kyiv to resume exports of grain through the Black Sea… Both sides attended the signing ceremony in Istanbul but did not sit at the same table… Kyiv refused to sign a direct deal with Moscow, and warned “provocations” would be met with “an immediate military response”. (BBC) – I’m getting vibes of Saturday afternoon TV pro-westling with stars like Big Daddy, Jackie Pallo and Kendo Nagasaki – it was all real, you know. There was absolutely no faking. And in case any kids are reading – Santa, the Easter Bunny & the Tooth Fairy are real. And if – by any chance – any Tories are reading this – Rishi and Truss are true conservatives, honestly.

    Truss tells France to fix holiday travel chaos (Telegraph) – “Hein? Pardon, mon ami… les gensdarmes… how you say, they are très occupé? They are so… busy. They will get around to doing le passport control, après they deal with… les migrant boats. Despite Le Brexit, non?”

    Quelle suprise! French ruin our summer holidays – complains the Express.

    Britian facing national emergency, says Sunak. Leadership hopeful warns of crises in the economy, NHS and over illegal migration (Times) – gosh, remind me who’s been righthand man to the PM – with particular responsibilty for the Treasury – presiding over that litany of government-induced balls ups?

    UK’s health spending ‘costs £10,000 per household’ (Telegraph)

    Here’s another glaring example of cognitive dissonance between our media enticements to summer holiday and their portrayal of the reality: Fifty stress-free summer escape hacks; Travellers queued for hours at Dover (Telegraph); Flight-free holidays. Europe without airports; Dover port delays: French blamed for six-hour queues to cross to Continent (Times)

    For a moment one thought the Guardian was introducing a new poverty porn cost of living crisis Food Bank news dedicated suppliment: Free food magazine inside – however, one tends to assume the cost of living crisis is something our Guardianistas bemoan rather than suffer: Feast is the cover headline to this giveaway.

    Brian Cox meets Brian Cox (Guardian) – “disambiguation” – as Wiki tends to say… spaced out goofy plastic-faced former rock and roll star-gazing pop professor and BBC-approved Lefty… meets craggy-faced waspish-tongued dour Americano-Scots thespian luvvie SNP-loving and BBC-approved Lefty

    Truss promise ‘could bring bonfire of rights’ – or so the Guardian tempts us with the Tory hopeful’s vague promises: Hundreds of laws covering employment and environment protections could disappear overnight if Liz Truss becomes prime minister, after she pledged a 15-month deadline to scrap all remaining EU regulations – chance would be a fine thing. So which is it… 15-months or overnight?

    And if you believe that promise, I’ve got a Channel bridge to sell you.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Non clickable stories from Melinda Gates by a usually very #MeToo BBC.

      Must be that charitable funding.

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  10. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – the couldn’t make it up, the BBC Brown Edition

    Brown? I designate it as ‘Brown’ as an opposite to’Green’ which is the BBC’s normal, standard environmental stance. Bath and London-based JustRemainIn Webb is in Buxton in Derbyshire (on his staycation at TellyTax payers expense?) and is visiting the Buxton Water bottling plant. Eeek! Plastic!! The Greenies will be in meltdown. EEEEeeeeeeeek! The unnecessary expense!! ‘The-cost-of-living-crisistas’ will also be having a meltdown. And if a ‘The-cost-of-living-crisistas’ is also in Extinction Rebellion or one of the other ‘Green’ campaign groups they will be reduced to a melty blob of the equivalent of a plastic bottle in a Turkish rubbish tip fire. Double EEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkk!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      It made me laugh . Tell you what – I will come to your factory and slag your product off . Jobs? Who cares – I’m BBC . Exports ? Who cares – we’ve got tax payers ‘ cash .

      Declaration – I have never bought a bottle of water . There are taps in Britain ….

      Later our fire proof Justin ignored the fire alarm so that he could do a piece about piecefulness – lucky it wasn’t Grenfell..

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, confession time. I think I have bought less than a handful of bottles of bottled water – usually because I have forgotten to put enough water in my bag – and the empties tend to get re-used again and again until decrepitude overwhelms them. I also have bought several fruit juices at a well known cafe chain but that is because they have nice dumpy bottles that take 500ml of water and they fit my backpack pockets perfectly.

        I’m sorry I missed that piece on peacefulness but Gary Sport came on with the sport and I’d heard it all earlier. Had to switch off and post here. I’ve had two or three Derbyshire hols and really recommend the county, especially the walking areas. Kinder Scout. Edale. Jacob’s Ladder. Bakewell. Curbar Edge. Eyam. The Well Dressings. Chatsworth.

        Wonderful. All wonderful. Highly recommended.

        Who needs France? (Love Paris, just kiddin’)

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2
          When I was a daily London commuter I would wonder at the people who bought ‘designer ‘ bottles of water – and also hugely priced coffee ….
          I suspect that even as hardship bites for some there will be plenty who don’t notice and just carry on …

          I thought Buxton – a place o know well was owned by coke cola but it seems it’s nestles ….

          …I notice the BBC flogging the athletics as much as wimmins football … but I suppose both are dominated by favoured groups …

          … and the bbc sounded more than happy that the US show trial is continue into the autumn – in time for primaries
          …. It will give the democrats cover for fixing these elections in prep for the big one . They’ll bury the false president whether he is dead or not … I really want the coloured girl to be president …

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          • BRISSLES says:

            This nonsense of ‘joined at the hip’ coffee and water carrying started over 20 years ago, like the wearing of white trainers with everything now, it was a fashion fad that just hasn’t stopped. I mean, walking with a bottle of water or coffee from train to workplace ????? why ???? do they think they are going to pass out without having their dummy ?

            Funny how generations of business people got to work with just a brolly and a briefcase and still survived.

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        • Fred Stubber says:

          Radiotherapy of the prostate bed requires the patient to have an 80% full bladder. This can be achieved by emptying the bladder 45 minutes before the treatment then drinking 500ml of water in the next 15 minutes. So people buy 30 or 40 500ml bottles of water and drink one as they are driven to the hospital on each treatment day.

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          • BRISSLES says:

            Fred, that is an exception. I’m sure those millions of young men we see swigging don’t have a medical problem. The same with young women – surely they can’t all have cystitis ! It was a great marketing idea that’s created humungous profits for water companies and bottle manufacturers.

            Not forgetting the sights of all the mountains of plastic bottle waste which are only created by the generation who are now crying into yet another bottle of water about climate change !!!!

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  11. Sluff says:

    Up2
    ‘Environmental crisis’
    ‘Global warming crisis’
    ‘Cost of living crisis’

    That’s nothing.The BBC ‘crisis’ department on Toady yesterday managed to come up with a ‘rural housing crisis’!

    Now were the BBC to announce a ‘useless public sector’ crisis, I’d be on board. But of course it won’t happen. That would just be an ‘underfunding crisis’.

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    • Guest Who says:

      No wonder they like Twitter and restrict access to chums.

      https://twitter.com/itsdavidnichols/status/1550734154920255488?

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      • tomo says:

        There’s undoubtedly some outfits and accounts that are getting region specific treatment on Twitter beyond what users themselves do…

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      • StewGreen says:

        That Stonewall tweet is ratioed 7 to 1

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        • BigBrotherCorporation says:

          As I’m sure I’ve said on here before, my younger sister was a complete tomboy as a child. Until she got to around 14 she used to get mistaken for a boy all the time because of the way she dressed and had her hair cut, and her pastimes (BMX) and mates (mostly boys). Then puberty kicked in, and WHAM she became a very feminine girly girl overnight.

          Now happily married for over 25 years, three teenaged children, no doubts about what gender she is and wants to be, and thinks children should be allowed to be themselves, even if that means a bit of ‘crossdressing’, but no talk about genders, drugs, hormones, or surgery until anyone is at least 21, if not ’25’ to quote her.

          FFS leave the kids alone, and let nature take its course.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Mental health problems grow because ?

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          • BRISSLES says:

            I thought it was April Fools the other day. I was speaking to a friend who has a 12 year old son, whom, and has since been confirmed, that from an early age knew he was gay. He now goes to a good state school and also attends ballet school. Due to his undoubted talent he clearly has a good career ahead of him.

            My disbelief, was that within his state school there is a “Queer Club” – not my terminology, but this is what its called. A specific club for those pupils who do not identify as heterosexual !! I could barely believe it. But according to my friend its a directive from Ofsted that facilities are created within schools for those who don’t confirm to Society’s ideology.

            Anyone else come across this ?

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        • Halifax says:

          Perverts

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Young meat for the ‘teachers ‘- see you after school ?

            Lost their way ..

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        • pugnazious says:

          Trans ideology actually trashes ‘gay’….it does not allow someone to be gay….if genders have to conform to some stereotype then if you’re gay and ‘non-gender conforming’, you must transition to the other gender or else you aren’t being your true self….ie a gay man must be female or a lesbian male.

          This all defies logic and common sense….and if you can’t define what a woman is but declare yourself to be a woman [and declare real women are not women]…how does that work?

          And grooming 2 year olds…how is that not ‘conversion therapy’ or ‘conversion perversion’ which might be a better description of the corruption of young minds…..it’s child abuse.

          The BBC always supports the trans lobby which complains that conversion therapy has not been made illegal on trans issues…but what they don’t realise is this gives them legal protection to corrupt those young children…if trans conversion therapy was made illegal it wouldn’t just apply to those trying to ensure a person was genuinely wanting or needing to transition but it would catch those who tried to convert young children into transitioning.

          Stonewall would, and perhaps should, be locked up for that conversion therapy tweet…..it’s nowt but child abuse.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Sluff, well spotted that ‘rural housing crisis’. Maybe we ought to have a list of these crises? Rishi Sunak has spotted another lurking in the undergrowth: ‘the unaffordable, under-performing NHS crisis’.

      What continues to puzzle me is how come in ‘a-cost-of-living-crisis’ people can afford to get in their cars @ £1.90 per litre (£2 litre if it is diesel) drive to Dover and then pay for a ferry plus accommodation in France and then return home. Do they all work for the public sector? They cannot all be MPs, Peers and Civil Servants?

      And some of them did it all at Easter as well? How can they afford it in ‘a-cost-of-living-crisis’ ?

      Or is ‘the-cost-of-living-crisis’ more of a media confection to help get rid of Boris Johnson as PM?

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      • Guest Who says:

        BBC North Murica under Saz doing the cost of gigging crisis?

        Forget the BBC tent at Glasto… seems working class hero Bruce is causing pain to even the urban fan base.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        €1.15 to the £ at the moment – I recommend Tesco currency but do your own research …

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  12. JohnC says:

    See if you can guess what reason the BBC gave me for deleting the HYS comment below:

    ‘So Putin doesn’t have cancer and they are not using the grain as a weapon to starve the world.

    Which lie is next to fall ?.

    I’m sick to the back teeth of being lied to by the media about Ukraine. The BBC are right up there at the top.

    Watch some independent youtube channels to find out what’s really going on. You will be amazed what you are not being told. WE are starting WW3.’

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    • Guest Who says:

      BBC and crickets are a good match.

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    • tomo says:

      JohnC

      The BBC Jan 6th US Capitol reporting is quite something.

      – and yes, the MSM Ukraine coverage is simply farcical.

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    • Dickie says:

      Youtube are not as independent as you may think they are. Try some independent journalists/analysts such as Alex Christoforou or Alexander Mercouris or The Duran on rumble.com. UK Column news are also very informative. Also southfront.org, tapnewswire.com. Rebelnews.com. Many more. Its why the younger generation refer to the mainstream media as the “legacy media” and its also why mostly all western governments are trying to censor online reporting. The MSM are bought and paid by governments. All in lockstep with government naratives.

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      • JohnC says:

        I do look around, but also check this report every day from youtube:

        https://www.youtube.com/c/MilitaryandForeignAffairsNetwork

        My comment was removed because ‘it was considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend others’

        What a complete fascist farce. No comments allowed which might upset the leftist snowflakes who are now the vast majority of the BBC audience.

        I post some of these comments just to make the BBC show their true colours by deleting them. I try to carefully word them so they don’t actually have a valid reason to delete them so that when they do, they are exposing their hypocrisy and bias.

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  13. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – the couldn’t make it up (again) BBC want us back in the EU Edition

    Unfortunately, Roger Gough, Leader of Kent County Council has a good memory unlike the American controlling the Port of Dover who may not have been in post or in the country, even, to have memories of the past. Harshmistress Mishal should have asked some pointed questions about the fact that an American is reponsible for one of our major Ports and its security but no, no questions asked!

    The BBC’s whole tone is that these traffic delays are all ‘because of Brexit’ whereas Roger Gough has memories of 2015 (a year before the EU Referendum when we still firmly ‘in’) and further back than that probably. Cannot be certain of the number of delays and ’emergency stacks’ that Mr Gough attributed to 2015 but I think it was thirty. Oh dear. Poor Harshmistress Mishal, deflated and defeated in her desire to get us back into the EU.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Didn’t hear the question ‘what should we do to punish the French for what they’ve done ?’ – ban French people and products – sink a few trawlers …

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, I don’t expect you to remember all my posts but I did spot Wussullah fon der Lying throwing her hands up in horreur at the thought of Blighty exporting more to the EU than we buy from them. I posted at the time that this was probably due to favourable exchange rate at present but I also wonder whether it is down to some people in the UK who are boycotting French products and other EU products.

        No report on the BBC though.

        I wonder why? No, I don’t really. I know why.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2
          I put up a list yesterday of subjects the BBC either ignores or under reports – mistakes / weaknesses by the EU was included .

          I fear whoever takes over at number 10 will make nice with the EU – truss would do well going to Dover today and giving the French enemy ‘wot for ‘….

          My truss bets are offering ‘cash out ‘ … I might although I think she is in a position where if she stays quiet she ll get the nod …

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Fed, Truss beat you it. She probably gave the French and the EU Ambassadors a touch of the ‘froideurs’ (as the Daily Mail would say) as well as giving them a bit of a deadline. Apparently, it has worked.

            All the booths were manned by Frenchies this morning.

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  14. Fedup2 says:

    You can trust plod – from the times

    ‘ Metropolitan Police officer caught spying on a woman in the changing room of a Primark store has avoided jail.

    PC Swaleh Chaudhry, was caught when the victim spotted his phone being used to film her at the shopping centre in Wandsworth, south London.

    Following his arrest detectives also found a number of child abuse images and extreme pornography in his home.

    Appearing at Kingston Crown Court the 36-year-old was sentenced to ten months in prison suspended for 18 months. He was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.’…..

    No picture …suspended sentence ?

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  15. Fedup2 says:

    Today
    Peabody is one of those socialist housing outfits . When one of their tenants died and wasnt found for over 2 or 3 years – nothing was done about it . Benefits were paid – rents paid by the state – plod visited and said all was well …

    An excellent example of the failure of the State – but the BBC seems to think that people should be ‘checked ‘ if not heard of for 2 or 3 years … I disagree … but the waste of public money is troubling as ever …

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, neighbours?

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      • Fedup2 says:

        The neighbours complained about the smell and the maggots and the pile of letters but Peabody reminded pleb tenants of their duty to keep rubbish tidy ….

        The gas was cut off – plod lied when they ‘visited ‘ after a year or two and she was recorded as ‘well’ – the plod has since retired .

        The lady was coloured and from South Africa where relatives didn’t give a damn …

        I suppose the neighbours got used to the smell of death and decay ….

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  16. pugnazious says:

    ‘Between 1996 and the end of 2007 Operation Stack was implemented 95 times for a total of 145 days. ‘

    Brexit is definitely the cause of queues in Kent and ‘Operation Stack’…says BBC.

    ‘In a post-Brexit world we have to have passports stamped…..’

    Hmmmm…thought it was the large shortage of French staff in the booths that caused the delays not Le Brexit…..are there huge queues on other EU borders or just the UK’s? Odd huh?

    Somewhat like the misleading headline…

    ‘Heatwave: Fires blaze after UK passes 40C for first time’

    The fires were not in places where the temperature exceeded 40C….and of course ‘forgets’ fires happen all the time….though it’s not always Extinction Rebellion that set them.

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    • taffman says:

      pugnazious
      Exactly!
      IMHO, It’s the French once again , punishing the UK that has a weak, Liberal, OXO & government.
      While the French are squabbling on who to blame they are ‘shooting themselves in the foot’. It is their economy that will suffer.
      The traffic in the English Channel is one way , hostile invaders coming from France without identity or security checks . While British holiday makers are punished by unnecessary checks . Unless our OXO government sort this mess out they will be toast in 2 years !
      https://www.reformparty.uk

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  17. Guest Who says:

    Twitter can deliver.

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  18. taffman says:

    “Tory leadership: Rishi Sunak would put UK on ‘crisis footing’ as PM”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62270242
    Question : Who put us in this “crisis” in the first place ?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Yes – doing labour’s job for them . Stupid having 6 weeks of that …

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    • Up2snuff says:

      taffman, I blame Blair and Brown for a lot of it but Bojo must shoulder his share of the blame for ‘doing a Maggie’ getting impatient with Lord Frost and grabbing the controls for Brexit. I haven’t read any of Lord Frost’s articles for the Daily Telegraph (is it?) but maybe next time I have time to spare at the Beaney Institute, I’ll see if their files are well organised in their Library.

      Various crises were mentioned in my hearing on TOADY in a dsicussion about education. Needless to say, the BBC’s solution was a Labour one – throw more money at education. Apparently a new teacher (one where the paint on them isn’t dry yet) gets £30K a year! However, the ‘Obesity Crisis’ was mentioned and that is, in my view, down to Blair & Brown with their ‘Five-a-Day’ portions of fruit and vegetables. Some people think it is obviously ‘Five-a-Day’ for each and every meal, judging by the size of people I see out and about. The blame for the fact that some children are now needing catch-up teaching can be laid not at Bojo’s feet but squarely at the media and teaching unions who talked up the Pandemic and then insisted on school closures.

      ‘The-Cost-of-Living-Crisis’. What Crisis?

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  19. StewGreen says:

    Bolt in Australia gives a view on UK
    Kemi Badenoch, heatwave hysteria, woke-supremacists covering up raping gangs
    … with Brendan O’Neill
    .. https://youtu.be/FqJ1FQNKoTE

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  20. chancygardner says:

    Locally, as I’m sure there will be in other left-wing luvvie communities, they are setting up some kind of pride festival this weekend. I kept wondering, overnight, when the BBC will push both ‘campaigns’ and have premiership footballers take up some kind of Monty Python stance for ‘Gay Lives Matter’ before the matches start. Once you begin thinking about this….the Michelangelo-esque variations are endless.

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  21. Foscari says:

    When I watch black athletes competing for
    the the UK England or the UK I have absolutely
    no issue with their colour. We live in a multicultural
    society where the best athletes whatever the sport
    are picked on their ability whatever their colour.
    Be it the 4 by 100 meters relay team whom are all black
    or the women’s starting football X1 who are all white. Or any
    other mixture of UK ethnicity or colour there may be.
    Why has the BBC got an issue with this when it comes
    to the English ladies football team? The answer is simple.
    The BBC does not employ or operate under the same
    conditions. They use what is called “positive discrimination.”
    There may be a position to be filled .There may be a number
    of candidates to fill the post. BUT if the BBC believes that
    their “quotas” necessitate that an ethnic, transgender etc
    be picked to to fulfil the necessary quota for diversity ,
    ability does not come into it.
    So that is why these unhinged woke editorial and above
    hierarchy can’t understand why England can pick 11 white
    women for the England team. Even though they are the best players. And they don’t even realize that those of us who pay their exorbitant salaries. Are sick to death of their
    warped wokeness, and want them defunded.
    .

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    • StewGreen says:

      BBC distract and Virtue Signal.
      One aspect is that the BBC itself is very discriminatory.
      If you are part of their world then you are in
      So it’s very easy to move across from the Guardian etc
      But if you don’t conform to their bubbleworld you can’t get in
      So by shouting “look over there, there’s racism” the BBC are diverting attention
      and making them look like they are caring
      That’s part 2 , that they signalling their Virtue.

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  22. Guest Who says:

    https://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2022/07/bbc-betrayal.html

    The ‘cost’ appears solely down to the TVL payer.

    I think this might make the revised unique funding plans tick.

    Just got my biannual ‘prove it or else’ letter to ‘the Occupier’.

    I think I’ll let them waste some manpower.

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  23. digg says:

    Google fire employee who claims that some software he worked in is a living sentient being.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jul/23/google-fires-software-engineer-who-claims-ai-chatbot-is-sentient.

    He seems to be a Billy No Mates who has spent his life glued to a computer screen to the point he has totally lost the plot and any connection to reality and humanity. Not unlike many young people these days.

    Wonder what gender he decided it was or did he have to come up with a new one, and could it we now face prosecution for hate crime for swearing at our computers?

    Humanity is going to hell in a handcart and it’s getting worse! The lunatics are taking over the asylum in fact.

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  24. tomo says:

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  25. Beltane says:

    Much shock-horror, alarm and despondency created by projected heat wave in China with temperatures expected to peak around 40deg.

    Then again, since the ‘Big Heat Day’ features in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, devised when China became a republic in 1912, perhaps it’s not quite as unexpected or life-threatening as the usual suspects suggest?

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Belfield Friday update .. This time he was cross examining the first investigating officer.
    #1 AB made the police look unprofessional
    “Did you bring your original notebook today ?”
    “No it’s all in my statement”
    But that is not the way it’s supposed to work in court if you are their giving testimony live.
    And sure enough the officer was saying, I can’t remember this, I can’t remember that.
    It transpired that the Northampton DJ instead of going to Northampton Police had gone to his mate in Daventry Police, so they end up sending this Nottinghamshire Police officer to interview Belfield. He’d been given a dossier by the BBC, who say they have spent 10 year building a CIVIL case against Belfield and that they want to settle it via the civil route not criminal.
    So he visits Belfield says it’s all civil, so he says he closed the case on 4th April 2020
    He then proceeds to give advice on how Belfield should do his videos, to which AB replies : rubbish I am a journalist the police have no right to tell me how to speak.
    It emerged that the BBC NOW say the DJ attempted suicide 3 times, had all kinds of special security etc Yet they hadn’t told the police officer about any of that at the time
    AB put the case that the BBC and the police were colluding against him
    He didn’t mention an idea I have, that despite the BBC tellling the police it’s a civil matter the police have a duty to check that no criminal act has been committed.
    This is one strange bit about the case the BBC want to throw the book at AB saying he has been stalking for 12 years, but if it was really talking why didn’t they go to the police after 6 months
    That’s like you tolerating your neighbour using your drive and then after 10 year suddenly saying you are going to charge him £10 a day and he owes you £3, 650 .
    So after the police giving Belfield the case closed message, the BBC set about re-opening the case 1 year later
    How can they tell him it wasn’t criminal in 2020
    and then in 2022 tell him everything he did for the last 12 year was criminal ?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Is plod attempting to pervert the course of justice ?

      Sounds like a really confusing mess. Can a jury take all of that in ?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Stew, good post except for a small typo: ‘s’ missing from talking. If the BBC were concerned about AB ‘stalking’ their DJ, the correct action to take is to use the Harrassment Act. The BBC should have got their in-house solicitor (I think they still have one) to send two letters to Belfield, requiring him to cease and desist. After a reasonable period of time after the second letter a civil prosecution could be brought against Alex Belfield. That is, if the so-called stalking had been continued.

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  27. tomo says:

    stewgreen

    the suiciding gay DJ was amazing – surprised he hasn’t been sectioned – quite mad.

    It’s a proper shitshow from the BBC+plods.

    Question growing in what’s left of my mind is what is going on? The BBC peeps have gone to these lengths to hide suppress / something?

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    • StewGreen says:

      Point is the BBC held all the cards
      AB kept sending emails cos he wanted a confirmation or denial that the DJ had sent the initial slander email.
      The BBC and police knew he had, but didn’t tell Belfield.
      Likewise the BBC now claim the DJ was suicidal and had special security .. they didn’t tell Nottinghamshire police, nor Belfield at the time.
      So unaware AB is entitled to treat the DJ as a normal person
      If he really is this super fragile person who tries to commit suicide cos you mock or challenge him, then it is the BBC who had the special duty of care and they did take measures like send him for counselling.
      If Farage were to commit suicide would the police be after the Lefty Twittersphere for hounding him ?

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  28. micknotmike says:

    Once again the bbc give out half the story. The Russians and Ukrainians have signed a peace deal to allow much-needed grain to flow through the black sea ports. The next day there are six significant explosions in one of these ports, and all fingers immediately point to Russia. No discussion on the bbc; no “what if?” Whoever set these explosions had a motive to do it. The bbc are pushing the narrative that Russia and Putin agreed to the deal and then decided to blow up the ports. Why? It doesn’t gain them anything and it just annoys everyone. Nothing for Russia to gain here.
    On the other hand, Zalensky (Who I trust a lot less than Putin) thinks that a world war is a price worth paying if he looks a hero. In a twisted mind, bombing your own ports is probably what is needed to get an American “Boots on the ground” / “peacekeeping” force into Ukraine. I’m not sure what I believe, but evidence is beginning to emerge of Ukranians bombing their own people in the Donbass for the last eight years, presumably to elicit western support.
    Putin has already said that he intends to head furhter west , as the new influx of longer-range equipment arriving in Ukraine is putting Moscow back as a viable target. So, Putin needs to push it back. Expect him to go up several gears if the Americans arrive on the scene.
    I’m beginning to think that Zalensky learnt his battle skills at the “Saddam Hussein school of diplomacy”. I don’t trust the man one inch. To stay on-topic site-wise, expect to hear half of the story from the bbc regarding any further developments.

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    • StewGreen says:

      NATO weapons are already closer to Moscow
      Daugavpils, Latvia is 692 KM from Moscow
      Tartu, Estonia is 719 kilometers
      That’s already closer than almost anywhere in Ukraine

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    • Foscari says:

      micknotmike- Very interesting -So you have info that it was Zelensky who rocketed Odessa. I would love to see the file purporting
      to this Machiavellian manoeuvre . You are making me see the light
      Mick. I expect now that it is Zelensky killing all those civilians .
      Please tell us more. I wouldn’t believe Lavrov if he said that. But
      i don’t think you are taking the mick, mike.

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      • micknotmike says:

        Hi Fosc,
        No, I have no information leaning me one way or the other. It just wouldn’t make sense if it was the russians. There are some nutcases and breakaways on both sides I think I’ve got into the habit of seenig how the bbc spin it and assuming the opposite. I’m always a little suspicious of convenient black propaganda. I’m thinking out loud really, I’m not taking the mike, mick, or intending to cause offence.

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  29. tomo says:

    stewgreen

    the suiciding gay DJ was amazing – surprised he hasn’t been sectioned – quite mad.

    It’s a proper shitshow from the BBC+plods.

    Question growing in what’s left of my mind is what is going on ! The BBC peeps have gone to these lengths to hide suppress / something?

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  30. StewGreen says:

    R4 FooC : strangely only 3 items
    Steve Rosenberg tells the story of how he became friends with a newspaper vendor in Moscow
    – Russian citizens continue to be fed a daily diet of propaganda on State TV, with fewer sources of independent news.

    He put her on his YouTubes ..surely that endangers her ?
    Men were all alcoholics and wife-beaters.

    Plus stories from Ukraine, Lebanon and South Africa.
    – Ukraine, a recent missile attack in the city of Vinnytsia, in the central-west of the country, has served as a stark reminder of the indiscriminate nature of Russia’s military onslaught.
    Everyday routines have become fraught with hazard, from a trip to the shops to a walk to school, even in cities considered to be ‘safe’. Sarah Rainsford

    – The Lebanese economy is in a state of collapse, but the government hopes that the summer tourist season, when many Lebanese living abroad return for a holiday, will provide a much-needed boost. But any visitor must navigate a tangled web of erratic exchange rates,
    Angelica Jopson

    – South Africa’s West Coast, the site of a large saltwater lagoon situated in a National Park, around 55 miles north of Cape Town. . Antonia Quirke

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  31. Fedup2 says:

    Money box

    My favourite BBC show .

    It seems that food banks are overdrawn – dependency is so high they can’t cope .

    I floated the idea here before of feeding people through ‘community restaurants ‘ – bit like happened in WW2 ?

    Advantages – controls consumption – cuts fuel bills – gives company – gives volunteers something to do – wholesome cheap food – limited ‘menu ‘ ….. private funding ?

    Disadvantages
    Maintains dependency for the feckless and work avoiders – moaning about ‘access ‘…. Institutional socialism – difficult to shut down once opened …. Corruption … BBC would love it .

    Views ?

    If people think things are tight now – wait 4 months ….

       12 likes

    • G says:

      You are right but less than 4 months I think. The whole issue will take a step up when the fuel bills rise by 64% in September.

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      • moggie63 says:

        I really am not looking forward to November when my fixed deal ends, I’ll have 2 massive rises added to my bill and even the £800 extra I have paid into the account is not likely to help too much. If they try to increase the DD to £250 I will have to go on quarterly billing even though it’s a little more expensive as it gives us more flexibility.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        G
        If I recall the OFGEM thing kicks in during October – but I’m not anal about rights / wrongs – this isn’t a court .

        The interest rate is likely to be raised .5% on 4 August with a further rise a month or 2 later – I think the economy is in very serious trouble because the sums don’t add up as the money trees are being cut down ….

        Debt interest rates are climbing as are the debts . How anyone can promise to cut taxes or increase public spending on anything at all is beyond me ….

        Sell those aircraft carriers – maybe to the Chinese- buy one get one free – – overseas aid -gone – cut legal aid p somehow cut welfare … then tell the BBC to get ready to stand alone – C4 gone – still won’t be enough …

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, there are some Community Cafes already up and running, often attached to Food Banks but not always. You mused out loud, people listened and acted! Excellent.

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    • Scroblene says:

      The food banks around here are all maintained by loyal volunteers, but ‘at the end of the day’, all the customers at the supermarkets are paying for the excess food which exceeds the ludicrous sell-by dates, and which is then chucked in these places for the feckless and lazy fatties.

      I resent paying more for our weekly groceries, just because firms like Tesco can feel good about getting rid of their over-buying, by charging me and Senora O’Blene for the doubtful privilege.

      As usual, the big supermarkets just rip off the consumer at every turn. Sadly we just cannot afford to support the local farm shops, and have to go to these bloody places.

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  32. pugnazious says:

    Listening to David Aaranovitch moaning about how tough life is as he sat sweltering in his comfortable study with the fan only pushing warm air around…naturally it’s due to Brexit….lol. How does he cope?….troops in Afghan were carrying 100lbs wearing body armour and helmets in 45 degree heat all day.

    He hopes for cooler weather…but then he was the bloke who was desperate for cold weather because he hoped it would kill off the oldies who voted for Brexit so that when there was a second referendum it would swing his way to remain. He was of course given a platform on the BBC’s Newsnight to peddle his sinister agenda…

    There does seem to be a coordinated push across nearly all the media against Brexit…switch on Times, LBC or the BBC and it’s anti-Brexit time with all the old canards coming out such as Turkey never joining the EU and money not really paid to the EU.

    Of course Turkey was always on course to join the EU and even Boris wanted them to, as did Cameron who loudly cheerled for them. Erdogan put a spanner in the works being something of an extremist Islamist[who supported and backed IS].

    And the money…yeah the figure was wrong as the BBC pointed out….they said it was actually more than the Brexit campaign indicated….however the EU gave some back…therefore it was a Brexit lie.

    Hmmm…no….we paid the amount due to the EU legally and we had to go cap in hand to see if the EU would grant us money for projects they deemed worthy….thus it was in fact the EU’s money that was coming here and ‘taking back control’ was about us deciding for ourselves how we spent the money.

    The BBC’s logic is you pay the taxman….the taxman then builds a road for you to use…thus it’s always been your money under your control. I don’t in fact pay any tax because I get it all back in schools, NHS, roads, and emergency services etc. Britain didn’t pay the EU anything, it’s all a lie, because they paid us some back. Gotcha! says the BBC.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      There would be a civil war / severe civil unrest ‘ terrorism …if they tried to get Blighty back into the full EU –

         16 likes

      • G says:

        Fed,

        No doubt the Government over the decades would have contemplated an uprising for one important reason or another and prepared accordingly. Thats not been tested yet however, the only question in my mind is, those midgets that will be instructed to turn out to strap the Gulliver to the ground, will they follow orders?

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      • Deborah says:

        Fedup2, our return to the EU would be done by sleight of hand. Announcements would be made about this agreement and that pact etc. being made. It would all be so subtle that we wouldn’t know we were back in until the announcement that we were joining the Euro and sending troops to the common army (although didn’t Mrs May agree that just before she left office.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Yes Deborah – on reflection even the slugs in parliament would realise there would be physical opposition to have that flag in our country again

          – so they’d bring in various regulations which few would understand to bring us back bit by bit . Maybe the current war will help destroy the EU ….

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          • Scroblene says:

            I still think that Liz Truss has the best chance of getting post Brexit deals through, and Sunak is ambivalent on the EU, as really he is still part of the dream of a huge European mini WEF. He’s the epitome of the Northern Mayor with a huge Labour majority, expounding his bounty on the unwashed with sound-bites culled from the sixties and seventies.

            I like the normal people’s newspapers’ comments and pictures of Liz Truss, usually with an armful of files, working at and telling about new deals elsewhere in the world, but you’ll never see those on the BBC or in the other snowflakers’ rags!

            If Sunak is chosen the Conservatives will lose two votes – mine and more importantly, the Senora’s!

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Actually Deborah, it could not be done by ‘sleight of hand’. For a start, there is a period of alignment, passing various legislation to adopt EU laws through Parliament, then we would have to give up the £sterling and adopt the Euro.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Up2
            I think the idea of a drip drip approach followed by a ‘why not just come back you are almost there anyway ‘ technique would be tried – and I could invisage people just saying – pound – euro whatever – the woke kidults getting older …

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            • Up2snuff says:

              Fed, Non! The Frenchies like other people, other nations, to follow rules even if they themselves do not. And if we know anything about the EU, it is that they have rules. Lots of rules. ‘Some people’ have been talking about fast-tracking Ukraine into the EU. Not sure the Turks will like that! They have been kept hanging around for ages while they tart up their Yumin Raights wreckd and try to get their currency in order.

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              • Fedup2 says:

                I just hope we don’t see that EU flag in Blighty during my life time …

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    • tomo says:

      The National Union of Students loss is News International’s win?

      Pointless tw*t

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  33. Fedup2 says:

    G
    I disagree – they have neither the foresight or intelligence or resources to deal with it . It is the pre 9/11 – ‘can never happen ‘or ‘it is just too much to think about’ – syndrome ‘let’s go do something easy. ‘

    I bet when it is ‘gamed ‘ the out come is ‘worrying ‘…
    When the last series of riots up and down the country by the usual third world hitting the usual targets ( apple shops ) sustained disorder could not be contained for more than a few days –
    They didn’t call the army in or declare an ‘emergency ( curfews ) but I bet it wouldn’t take much now …. Or in say the remainer rejoiner fantasy of going back in within the next 5 years ….
    But protests agains rejoining the EU would be multifaceted – in my view ….
    I’d be a bit happier if we saw real signs of treating the EU as the enemy it is and stopping accommodation – and that includes Northern Ireland – let the EU sort out its border there …

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  34. Sluff says:

    Given the BBC’s long standing and glaringly obvious positive discrimination in favour of ‘minorities’……
    Should they not follow this through to its logical conclusion…….and have some WHITE presenters and expert pundits for its world athletics coverage?

    Every time I switch on, they are all black!
    Though in the interests of fairness I should point out that Denise Lewis looks absolutely gorgeous.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Sluff, I wouldn’t mind seeing the grin wiped off Lineker’s face if he was replaced by a…….. person of colour ! The way that Eammon & Ruth were replaced with Alison Hammond and her tiny partner.

         19 likes

    • digg says:

      I think the rebalancing will start to come into play when viewing figures reach a critical low point Sluff. When it comes down to it income will trump diversity every time!

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  35. digg says:

    Amazing how after a couple of years of relative normality at the ports for travellers, all of a sudden it grinds to a crawl.

    Now why should that be?

    This is obviously intentionally designed to coincide with and influence the Tory appointment of a new PM who leans towards a return to the EU.

    I believe it is also a carefully planned joint effort by the French, The UK border officials and the passport office.

    There needs to be a Public Inquiry into it and if proven then punishment handed down to any co-conspirators in UK official institutions with orders to find a new job.

    This is very reminiscent of the great petrol shortage lie which didn’t work.

    These people are prepared to do anything to cause damage and drive us back into the EU and they need to be rooted out and dealt with. We don’t tolerate spies or saboteurs in our society and that is exactly what these people are.

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  36. The Mouse says:

    Money box

    Written earlier (apologies to the contributor, I have mislaid the contributor name) but I did cut the following before losing it –

    ” It seems that food banks are overdrawn – dependency is so high they can’t cope .

    I floated the idea here before of feeding people through ‘community restaurants ‘ – bit like happened in WW2 ?

    Advantages – controls consumption – cuts fuel bills – gives company – gives volunteers something to do – wholesome cheap food – limited ‘menu ‘ ….. private funding ?”

    No for my contribution – Also, the younger family members and dependents actually get the meal and the food is not sold to finance drugs, alcohol, holidays, tattoos, new mobile phones, trainers, etc. Good manners and good behaviour may be instilled in those who have little chance of experiencing ‘normal’ behaviour at home (think of all the abuse, dis-functional family groups, physical and mental bullying behind closed doors etc that we read about daily). Food banks should be seen and managed as a transitional enterprise with the aim of shrinking these in size to only help the ‘really’ (proof needed) needy. I think corruption is more likely when ‘free’ packaged food is handed to the individual to walk away with, to end up where?

    PS: It would help many to get some exercise and walk with family and dependents to the ‘community restaurant’ rather than have it delivered to them in front of the satellite TV. Ironic that I see many obese people attending ‘free food takeouts/banks’.

    PPS: In 4 months time it may be necessary to have community heating for those who are struggling.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Mouse – it was me – being of the Right – and from a modest self reliant background – I’d rather starve than take welfare – however many tens of thousands of tax I’ve paid through out my working life . ..
      In Fed world it would be harsher than you suggest….
      No work – no eat … no excuses –

      I remember being laughed at going to work one snowy dark morning by a single mother hoar on welfare / the game ….
      And have never forgotten that . Starve them . Freeze them – unless they work …

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  37. G.W.F. says:

    GB News outlet for BBC lefties. Jan 6th inquiry. GB News

       5 likes

    • G.W.F. says:

      BBC on Bannon and Jan 6th inquiry.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62259034

      ”The House of Representatives select committee investigating the Capitol riots first issued a legal summons to Bannon in September 2021.

      The panel has long believed he was involved in efforts by Trump supporters to storm Congress and challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

      It is particularly interested in Bannon’s communications with Mr Trump before the incident, as well as “war room” meetings held at a nearby hotel with other key figures, allegedly as part of a last-ditch attempt to thwart the certification of Joe Biden’s election win.”

      Bad Trump Bad Bannon.

         10 likes

    • tarien says:

      Hells bells, those Americans are really and desperately wanting to stick the storming of the Congress building to Donald Trump. I would have thought that there was such a mountain of other far more important issues to attend to-Covid deaths for starters….

         15 likes

  38. Sluff says:

    Re Dover delays.

    While in the EU I recall being in huge queues in Calais, barely able to get off the Autoroute and then being directed through a huge temporary car park.

    I also recall a stupid arrangement where the car next to go to the passport booth could not wait behind the car in front but had to wait in a yellow box around 30m further back, so time was wasted between the previous car leaving the booth and the next one arriving.

    I have no doubt the French are deliberately making life hard, and Brexit has introduced a small amount of extra checks (which by the way Led to no problems in Austria, Toulouse, Slovakia, or Iceland) but for the Remoaners to pretend being in the EU meant no border checks or delays is complete rubbish.

    Let’s hope those stuck in the queues remember it and when back in England avoid buying any French products.

       16 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      Has anyone thought about going from Portsmouth to Santander ? instead of going to France ? There doesn’t appear to be any media coverage about delays with queues on that route.

      I personally will drive a 10 mile detour if I’m aware I will be stuck in traffic on the motorway. I’d rather be driving than being stationary for hours on end.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        I will be flying over Dover on the way back to Blighty in a couple of days – I ll wave …

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Brissles, Sheerness to Vlissingen is another option, Newhaven to Dieppe yet another, Harwich for the continent, Frinton-on-Sea for the incontinent.

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      • Pat..original says:

        Brissles – You could try Brittany Ferries from Plymouth too if you wish to avoid being stationary. Scenic route! Their largest vessel the Pont Aven sails twice a week to Santander and there are five crossings weekly to Roscoff.

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  39. tarien says:

    If Liz Truss wants to win this race to Number 10, she will have to show the electorate her family side, her two children and her husband-important to let the world know a little more of what she is and makes her tick outside politics. Seen quite enough of that Sunak fellow to know that he will run with the hares and hunt with the hounds and do as his wife bids him-come on who holds the purse strings in that household of Billionaires?

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    • Flotsam says:

      I can’t believe that Tory MP’s voted for Sunak, he just isn’t a credible candidate for PM. He certainly won’t have a following North of Watford which would mean a lost General Election. What are his policies? What he is saying now or what he has done?

         16 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Funny how they’ve forgotten that he got fined for breaching Chinese virus rules – yet it was a nail in the coffin for nut nut …

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        • Scroblene says:

          Sunak was planning to stab Boris in the back months ago. The revelations about his family non-dom issues started around then, so someone knew…

          I think we might find out after he loses to Liz Truss, and that will be something for normal people’s rags and GB News to discuss, while Beeboids flap, whinge and yap in their usual pathetic way.

             9 likes

          • BRISSLES says:

            Scrobs, the Goody Bags that were dished by Rish to the press pack, were not conjured up in a few days. Marketing, and manufacture had to take a good few weeks beforehand.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Sunak’s a Brexiteer, Flotsam, and he dished out the dosh with the PM’s approval to keep everyone going during the Pandemic.

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        • Scroblene says:

          Good point, Uppers!

          I wonder if anyone will look into who actually got the dosh legally, or just took it without too many questions asked? If Sunak was Chancellor, then surely he or his minions should be finding out if there was any fraud!

          Just asking for a friend…

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    • Dickie says:

      Hey Tarien. Family side eh. Pretty sure those Ukranians being killed on the Wests behalf would be impressed by her family side. Wonder if she discusses, the amount of weapons and munitions which should be sent to Zelensky, with her husband and children.

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  40. digg says:

    NHS backlog national emergency says Sunak.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62270242

    Anyone with half a brain can see that the NHS emergency was entirely triggered by his governments rabid panic over the wave of flu.

    It has inculcated a mindset in the health system that telling people to go away is a better way to handle it than to actually try to help them. In other words the NHS staff are the ones that matter, the patients are just an inconvenience.

    Thus is now an inbuilt mantra in the NHS. Might as well just junk it and go pay as you go like the USA now.

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  41. Northern Voter says:

    If I recall, a couple of years ago the Boris Baiting Corporation was going ape shit that the government was going to privatise the Anychess. Why aren’t the same people going ape shit that the BMA are advocating privatising the Anychess? Can it be that the BMA are a left leaning group of people. They are after all the doctor’s Union.

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  42. tomo says:

    Just been in central Bristol for a few hours.

    Noticeable number of people –still– wearing masks.

       12 likes

    • pugnazious says:

      Tomo…Always the big lie that allowed them to demonise and victimise those who didn’t want the vaccine…allegedly ‘putting others at risk’…when the reality is the vaccines only reduced your own symptoms…it didn’t stop you catching nor passing on covid.

         6 likes

  43. taffman says:

    “Brexit: UK’s divorce bill from EU could rise to £42.5bn”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62263972
    They can knock off that bill the cost of looking after all the Criminals that France dumped upon us with the help of Border Farce.
    Then start paying us for all the fish the EU is taking from our fishing grounds’ etc etc etc .
    We need a government with balls!
    My Grandfather who fought in WW1 and my Father in WW2 will be rolling in their graves .

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  44. Nibor says:

    In Re :

    The queues at Dover .

    I’ve mentioned that I’m an ex TIR driver that’s done all these countries both when they were in and when they were out of the E.U. .

    Do you know the biggest cause of queues at borders ?

    Laziness . Of the customs and border staff .

    The second biggest reason is ;

    Obstreperous arrogant bullies . Of customs and border staff.

    Remember Hitlers dad was a customs officer .

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    • StewGreen says:

      The French have to check the lorries that are trying to get from the UK o France …/sarc

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  45. StewGreen says:

    Carne quotes Clarkson about BBC salaries
    Clarkson reveal that the BBC alary list is a red herring
    Did you really think Attenborough and all are paid nothing ?
    .. https://youtu.be/nkfmO9uYGDI

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  46. StewGreen says:

    Frank Watkinson’s song against Cancel Culture people
    from 5 months ago

    irony, “they end all of their tweets with hashtag be kind”

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  47. StewGreen says:

    Strangely in the middle of his own trial for trolling
    where Alex Belfield has always sought to establish that he i the actual victim of trolls AB tweeted this at 10:49am

    Finally… First troll arrested and equipment seized.
    Pandora’s box 📦 is now opened.
    Truth & whole truth comes out in the end.
    I tried to warn them…

    I wonder if that is a contempt of court arrest
    eg someone posting video which could disrupt the court case.

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  48. pugnazious says:

    I guess Brexit is over and we’ve rejoined the EU…..

    Or maybe the Frenchies have decided to turn up for work.

    Never was ‘Brexit’ was it. Just the French being the French.

    Still, like the fires being ‘climate change’, the queues are going to be forever ‘Brexit’….according to the BBC and friends who fabricated the legendary lie.

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  49. StewGreen says:

    Alex Meets Dave The BBC Stonemason 👏 Eric Gill BBC Paedo Statue Disgrace HERO 🔨

    (Of course I don’t support people rushing around smashing up statues nor cancel culture)

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