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. pugnazious says:

    LOL…..the crooks falling out amongst themselves as BBC people gripe loudly about ex-Newsnight producer Sam McAlister claiming the glory for, and monetises, the Prince Andrew interview.

    ‘It was the scoop of the decade, an extraordinary encounter that brought an abrupt end to the Duke of York’s royal career.

    But the “mastermind” behind the Duke’s now infamous Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis is facing a backlash at the BBC, where senior figures are frustrated that she appears claiming all the glory, while at the same time exploiting the process for financial gain.

    Sam McAlister, the former BBC producer who helped negotiate the November 2019 interview, wrote a book detailing her version of events which was recently snapped up by a film production company.’

    Oh the hypocrisy, the two-faced, shameless lack of self-awareness and integrity…this is the BBC that held the frontpage so that it could pump out the lies and smears from the H&M show on Oprah…the trashing of the Royal family in order to generate ‘content’ that could be monetised around the world to make millions…and then used as a springboard for further commercial ventures…..an extraordinarily cynical and seedy charade that the BBC lapped up and gave impeccable credibility to despite the fact that most of what was said was utter lies or half-truths.

    Trashing family and monetising it seems OK as long as it’s not the BBC family.

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  2. taffman says:

    “Tory leadership: Truss and Sunak promise crackdown on migration”
    Tory promises of little worth.
    Far too late . They had promised to deport anyone making an illegal entry . How many have have gone so far?
    This nation is now in serious danger because of the Home Office’s neglect .

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    • Doublethinker says:

      It’s worse than neglect it’s planned facilitation of immigration . It’s a deliberate policy enacted by the Civil Service with at least tacit support of some politicians.

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    • theisland says:

      Such promises amount to more disingenuous and unworkable tinkering around the edges.
      Stop all immigration to this country for a minimum of 5 years.
      Set deportation targets of e.g. a minimum of 500 per week (plenty to go round – start with the hotels and prisons).
      Stop all legal aid.

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  3. Guest Who says:

    Media ladies in lavender.

    Emily, the Graun chick… and of course…

    All in it together.

    I wonder if they will be joining Dame Emma flying over in designer dungarees in a totally not plotted XR demo?

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  4. Guest Who says:

    No word on whether Sir Boaty has tracked her down.

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    • Docmarooned says:

      I would hardly say “wowed”. It has been universally panned as woke crap that bears no resemblance whatsoever to Tolkiens mythology.
      They should be sued for using his name.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Fed Alert. As well as BS.

    A great day in luvvie land.

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  6. Guest Who says:

    Hereabouts, thanks to the antics of our insane Green Council, #NetZero is not an inspiring political rallying tool.

    Truss and Sunak might need to think about that.

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    • pugnazious says:

      One might suspect XR is an arm of government such is the lax enforcement of laws that allows these protests to go ahead stopping people going about their normal lives.

      Can’t help think that in the quest for Nut Zero the government has allied itself with XR or is indeed much more closely aligned and involved.

      The government certainly looks on with approval as the drive to stop us driving or even heating our homes is turbo charged by these protests…somehow the government projects them as ‘the voice of the people’ and thus any Nut Zero extreme and radical measure can be imposed to ‘save the planet’ as demanded ‘by the People’.

      And of course if the government and XR are backed by a willing and cooperative media it’s game over….with no real avenue to protest, and even if you manage to do so, you are shot down and denounced by that government media then you have no real voice in this….the green agenda is rammed down your throat with absolutely no say….just look what Miliband and Boris have pushed upon us…did we have a single say in any of it? Did the BBC voice any concern at all about the draconian imposition of such harsh measures…no.

      Maybe the only answer is our own ‘direct action’ and protests…..except of course the police would smash into you straight away and there’d be lots of media outrage and denouncements of your ‘terrorism’ and Far-Right climate denialism.

      XR is an arm of government…and the BBC is the mouthpiece. The Unholy Trinity of the new Faith. A terrorist group, a despotic government and a corrupt broadcaster.

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  7. AsISeeIt says:

    Looney Tunes edition

    Interestingly – perhaps – I was under the mistaken belief that it was Looney ‘Toons – as in cartoons. Makes sense, right?

    The BBC online press line up acknowledges there might be something amiss with our NHS family doctor service, labelling the issue with that now all too familiar yet vague left-leaning media catch-all tag – and favourite of opposition politicians – “crisis”

    GP working hours ‘crisis’ (BBC)

    The witty dialogue of the Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction (1994) popularised the line: “get medieval on your ass”

    The Sunday Times today gets specific on the ass of our GPs: Nearly a fifth of GPs work an average of only 26 hours a week as half of all patients struggle to get through to their family doctor, data suggests. Many now have ‘portfolio careers’ involving research, leadership roles and private work.

    The problem being of course that the Tory government has supposed to have been running the NHS for the last decade – albeit against a background of a doggedly left-leaning NHS institution, plus media and political opposition – who’s only prescription is more funding and who go rabidly hysterical at the merest hint of reforms.

    Good luck with that one Rishi and Truss…

    The Sunday Times suggests: Glory beckons – that’s for our lady footballers – no such plaudits are ever likely to accrue to any Tory attempting reform in our over-subscribed, over-feminised, free – yet rationed by queuing and wait times at the point of access – open borders, organised and managed for the benefit, comfort and elevated prestige of the employees, nationalised and last fit for purpose in the late 1940s – public health service.

    Times house cartoonist Newman habitually disappoints – rarely brave enough to go the whole satirical hog in his skits. A prime example appears today as his elderly patient is informed by the surgery receptionist: “At least, as a part-time GP, he’ll be on strike for less of the week” – Let’s give him what they call in showbiz some notes. Oh, Newman, do give your gag some actual bite with: “She’ll be on strike for less of the week”

    Letter writers go where newspaper editors – and even cartoonists – fear to tread. If GPs are paid more, they will work fewer hours, making it even harder to see one… SIR – I wonder whether the figure of £76,000 for GP’s average pay takes account of the fact that many, particularly women, work part time. (Telegraph, letters to the editor 2 July)

    Mind you, as much as Newman may be reluctant to go medieval, our friend Matt the in-house cartoonist over there at the Telegraph is conspicuous by his absence once again: Matt is away – one does however admire the old world charm of the Telegraph publishing Matt’s little gone fishing-style calling card on their frontpage. Would that our GPs took less time off – and when they did there was some notice with the specific reason for their leave of absence published somewhere.

    The Sunday Mirror’s big Labour-supporting heart bleeds for NHS staff: NHS Staff sell days off to pay bills… Strain Nurse Pauline is exhuasted

    Not for our Kate Moss one of those typical female celeb victim angst features. She’s a tough cookie is our Kate: I can tell a wrong ‘un a mile away (Sunday Express); I fled a photo shoot creep at 15 (Sunday People)

    And at mention of Kate Moss one recalls what must be one of the great unintended comedic snippets of trash TV – at least in my personal peculiar recollection. The show was labelled something along the lines of Tenants From Hell – or some such. An apparently bemused landlord was bemoaning how he had let his well appointed country house and adjoining ornamental acres on a short let to the then couple Kate Moss and Pete Doherty. The poor chap – evidently innocent of the celebrity of this drug-bingeing party couple – seemed surprised that they had trashed his place – a result of their orgies. Pointing to an empty space on the wall he described how it was once decorated with a prized ornamental boomerang – no doubt a family heirloom of past colonial provenance. He explained, dead pan, how he assumed they removed it from the wall to play with it in the garden and it was now missing. Hilarious visions of that aboriginal hunting weapon being thrown yet uncharacteristically refusing to return flooded the mind of Mr AsISeeIt and there they remain enducing a smile – along with other involuntary physical reflexes – at the mere mention of Kate Moss.

    We ought to learn the lesson from Tenants From Hell that one should take some care who it is that we invite into our homes.

    Rishi Sunak: My 10-point plan to curb immigration (Sunday Express) – our Rishi rather over-egging the topic there. How about a 1-point plan? Control our borders! Like Boris still pretends he did: Boris Johnson on his legacy. PM: We did take back control! (Sunday Express)

    Two images spring to mind at mention of Rishi. Image one is of Mr Spock of Star Trek fame perusing his Tricorder (a sci-fi ficitional device performing sensor environment scans, data recording, etc – and by the way looking for all the world like a 1970s semi-portable battery opperated audio cassette player) – the LED readout no doubt informing the former Chancellor that Tory voters have some concerns concerning immigration. Millions of alien life forms heading this way, Captain.

    Image two is Tiger Bay chanteuse Shirley Bassey belting out Hey Big Spender – no further explanation required hereabouts.

    You never know, a new Tory PM might knock a penny off the basic rate of income tax – after inflating the national debt and debasing the value of the pound thereby making us 10-15% a year worse off. You know it makes sense as Del Boy Trotter of Only Fools And Horses was wont to exclaim. Only fools and horses worked in Lockdown, eh?

    And of Liz Truss? One envisages PMQs versus Keir Starmer. The charisma-by-pass stuffed shirt versus the charisma-by-pass stuffed skirt.

    And as Looney Tunes liked to sign off – That’s all folks!

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  8. Fedup2 says:

    Asiseeit
    But as every one is asking – how come you’ve got all these ‘plans ‘ and ‘challenges ‘ when you didn’t do them as chancellor / foreign secretary – where were you ?

    Everyone will be really depressed if the is PMQs where the charisma bypass asks questions and then gets an answer from the other charisma bi pass – the only entertainment will be from the far crofter and his ‘people of Scotland ‘ act – which over the months looks more insincere by the week – unless he is fired for alleged covering up alleged sexoffences – allegedly alleged … without prejudice …

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    • Fedup2 says:

      There should be a graph of GP working hours v pay per hour…. The real money is in the private stuff – the NHS is for the pension and routine guaranteed pay …. At least they don’t have to meet punters …..

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    • Nibor says:

      Did Rishi and Lamentable Liz WANT all those bogus asylum seekers to invade our country ?
      Do they want an increase in the population?
      What policies do they have for the increase in the population?

      So many questions, not asked by the BBC .

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  9. Guest Who says:

    BBC Cor values.

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    • Guest Who says:

      There are people with integrity. And with a few exceptions, the media and its acolytes.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      They seem to like ‘incidents ‘ now – major – critical – plain – cheese and onion -….

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Er, isn’t the ‘French’ side located at Dover ??? the French staff are probably waiting to catch the next li-lo ferry.

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  10. Jeff says:

    I’m really trying to muster some enthusiasm for the Tory leadership contest. It ain’t easy…

    As far as I’m concerned there was only one remotely interesting candidate and they got shot of Kemi as quickly as they dared. She actually sounded like…a conservative…

    Now we’re left with Rishi and Liz…ye gods…A chancellor who supported Johnson as he furloughed the country during a suicidal lockdown, versus a former Lib-Dem who hated Brexit and wanted to get shot of the monarchy. One is smooth and boring, the other is wooden and boring. Neither will discuss the grooming gangs. Both will make hollow promises about controlling immigration. FFS, we’ve heard it all before a million times. Both are terrified of saying anything remotely controversial. What a state to be in.

    This is the bland leading the bland…

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Jeff
      The other boring feature about to make anoraks suffer is the continuous screams for an early election – to be orchestrated by the BBC morning noon and night – with a chorus of socialist wimmin and a SNP baritone section ….

      Is there a need for one ?
      Will one be called ?
      When will it be called ?
      When will it be ?
      Who will win ?
      Will the SNP get another once in a lifetime referendum
      What will the election be about ?
      Will we rejoin the EU ?
      When
      How soon ?
      Why not sooner ?
      Why not now ?

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    • moggie63 says:

      The leadership contest is irrelevant. Give it 20 years and this country will be run by Islam. Our ‘leaders’ will then be either scrabbling around in a cage, on fire, or their heads will be rolling around in a street outside Westminster. Frankly, when you consider their performance over the last couple of decades, I’m struggling to find anything negative to say about either of those scenarios.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        A vote for Rishi will be the start of the rot. If he gets the top spot I can just see the headlines now. “First Minority etc etc “

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Brissles, my dear old thing, Britain had its first minority PM in the 19th century. Another Conservative, said to be something of a favourite of Queen Victoria if I recall correctly, chap by name of Benjamin Disraeli.

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    • pugnazious says:

      Yep….weeks to go…might as well just pull one name out of a hat…..won’t make much difference….the BBC will still run the country.

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  11. Fedup2 says:

    Putin watch
    I’m trying to stand in the shoes of Vlad . If I raised hopes by signing some deal about exporting grain to avoid starvation – I’d fire a few cruise missiles at the port the following day as well .

    I’d turn that gas back on a bit but then turn it off a few days later …

    I want people to realise how powerful I am and how powerful Russia is – don’t mess with me and don’t mess with Russia ….

    … not much chance of footage of Vlad visiting wounded soldiers in hospital …. Vlad doesn’t do compassion ….

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      Call me Putin if you like. Once, driven mad by inattentive miscreant kids obsessed with their various electrical devices, I threatened them with the nuclear option – turning it all off at the mains.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Asiseeit / putin
        There is limited range in using the MAD doctrine … but the stalinist would either hide the TV remote or put dud batteries in it when no one is about … ideal at family gatherings…

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  12. tomo says:

    Tulsi Gabbard is still a Democrat – I wonder how many Democrats think in similar terms but are afraid to poke their heads over the parapet??

    https://technofog.substack.com/p/the-michael-sussmann-indictment

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  14. Fedup2 says:

    Nut nur watch

    Now that boris is doing his inner blue peter bucket list – i wonder what it will be next ?

    Im banking on a noakesian cleaning of Nelsons ‘ column or / and commanding a nuclear submarine and running the firing sequence somewhere in the Coloured sea …

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  15. Thoughtful says:

    Here’s a short interview with an American Black Farmer, claiming the Biden adminstration are doing nothing to help them with crop production and staying in business, he predicts food shortages in America this Autumn as a result of the mafia criminal Democrat party policies and lack of action.

    And closer to home yet again we have threats of blackouts this Winter because the grid and generating capacity is insufficient to cope with demand:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11042881/Millions-Britons-told-switch-lights-avoid-blackouts.html

    Add into this mess the fact that the UK is not significantly increasing capacity, and millions upon millions of migrants who all have power demands, plus the insane green fantasy of electric cars which all require charging, and the fragile grid is begining to break.

    It’s not rocket science but common sense and reality are both anathema to todays fantasy land political elites.

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  16. theisland says:

    Spike in deaths amongst the vaccinated.
    Abnormal blockages in blood vessels making embalming difficult.

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8wsx6-127cb0a?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share
    35min podcast.

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  17. G says:

    Seems a number of the daily’s are using this as a headline all somehow inferring that they have had a confidential sight of the document linked beneath.

    3/4 minutes search revealed:

    Welcome to,

    “….the UK Government’s robust emergency
    planning across the downstream gas and electricity sectors…”
    Dated 2019 and derived from a 2017 Statutory Instrument it is a collaboration between UK actors and, and, and, “….the European Commission…..”. But bizarrely, no Diversity Manager is mentioned. Shocking I say.

    Click to access national-emergency-plan-downstream-gas-electricity.pdf

    The intervening Russia/Ukraine events suggest that these provisions are more than likely to be imposed on the first cold spell. Keep pumping more gas to our “friends and colleagues” in the EU I say.

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  18. Guest Who says:

    Pippster, Bryant and Toenails walk into a bar and ask for a bitters, crème de menthe and bottle of non alcoholic champagne

    The entire room is not surprised.

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  19. Terminal Moraine says:

    I can’t bear to watch the BBC Unvaccinated program itself but thought this worth a mention. The Guardian’s one-star review gives top marks for the mathematician host while she encounters a mess of deplorables and battles bravely through their ignorance. The character assassinations on several of the volunteers is classic Guardian — sneering and petty.

    Compassion and understanding extends only as far as one of the seven:

    “… Chanelle is smart, articulate and, as a black woman with a keen knowledge of her community’s history, alive to the fact that the medical establishment has not served people like her well.”

    It should be obvious by now that the medical establishment has not served any people well for quite a while, and that research fraud and scientific bias is a widespread problem which affects more than one demographic group. But all this is is the usual bigotry and the gushing forth of Guardian-brand selective sympathy.

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/jul/20/unvaccinated-review-the-most-infuriating-tv-show-of-the-year-so-far

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  20. StewGreen says:

    It’s been mentioned that the woman who heads the Guardian gets £500K+/year
    Here’s Channel4’s head

    Staff who make a huge difference do get large salaries, and one would expect them to spend that on bling
    but it does contradict with socialist principles
    And with Channel4 it’s really public money, cos it’s not the same as a private corporation paying full market rates for broadcast places etc.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Oh already mentioned above ..sorry

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent
      The Labour MP said Christine Lee appeared to be ‘operating as a legitimate person in the UK’.
      Amy Gibbons
      Thursday 13 January 2022 20:23

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Ho chi gardiner used the money for office expenses – the office in the Bahamas that is ….

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  21. G.W.F. says:

    You don’t need facts to deal with climate deniers. Just follow BBC advice.
    I guess the same applies to any of the BBC political objectives.

    ”Climate change: How to talk to a denier”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-61844299

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    • StewGreen says:

      Is that News or is it PR ?
      Is it TRENDING or what, the BBC activists want to be trending ?

      #PRtrickery from #bbcTr(uthB)ending

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    • tomo says:

      None of the people involved in that piece show the humility or the willingness to talk to their putative opponents as peers rather than lessers as they advise others should. (h/t Ben Pile)

      In fact most of the time we know the alarmists will not engage in debate – at all. The eco-loons certainly will not acknowledge their procession of failed predictions either.

      Snobby, patronising fact free twattery from the BBC’s teenage climate disinformation specialists citing a quackademic psychologist to try and medicalise the opposition – gosh, that’s unusual eh?

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    • Guest Who says:

      In complement.

      https://cliscep.com/2022/07/24/climate-change-how-to-talk-to-a-denier/

      Not like the record of The BBC in any area is too great.

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  22. StewGreen says:

    “London is at 51.5° N latitude. The UK is too hot about 2% of the time, and too cold about 80% of the time. So a degree or two of warming makes UK weather BETTER 40× more often than it makes the weather worse.”

    https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/dear-uk-from-hot-australia-your-netzero-policies-will-kill-far-more-people-than-a-40c-weekday/

    FYbSjTJWIAAQQ_M?format=jpg&name=small

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    • Guest Who says:

      Looks like Goldilocks needs a log burner more than getting stuck to a road.

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  23. tomo says:

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-real-story-of-jan-6-documentary_4596670.html

    Haven’t got to the bit where a Lila Morris, a DC cop is recorded beating the unconscious body of Rosanne Leyland…

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  24. Philip_2 says:

    The BBC think they are SAFE. Having saved the dream of the UK as a fringe part of the EU state (and despite those democratically against it), the REMAIN lobby could not be happier seeing BORIS go. And that just needs the next government to cancel any reforms of the BBC.

    But the sale of Channel 4 will change that. The government (whoever it is) needs that money soon they reckon £4 Billion should do it. The BBC is worth much less, as it does not have the same visions as C4. Not that I am any fan of C4 but its clearly more popular (with such viewers) and earns far more than the BBC ever will. Its also free to watch.

    Whilst the BBC are busy prosecuting Thousands of those who do not have a BBC TV license it could not be any clearer, that the BBC is defunct, broke and clearly pockets all the cash it gets into greedy BBC executives and narrow ‘arranged’ political debates and ‘false’ climate change hysteria for all its worth (about 27p, if you dare ask).

    Talk Radio had Defund the BBC campaigner on this week. She gets my vote.
    https://www.defundbbc.uk

    And the long running AXE the TV Tax has been running by the TPA for even longer. They update with regular interviews on Talk Radio and local campaigns against local councils wasting our money. Mainly Labour run Councils – like the BBC itself ‘thinks’ they are worth it and are entitled to free benefits as they are saving the planet. Or other cobblers.

    https://www.taxpayersalliance.com/the_new_government_must_recommit_to_axing_the_tv_tax

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  25. BRISSLES says:

    So now if you cry “Institutionally Racist” the boss gets the chop or is asked to resign. The CEOs of Britain’s top companies had better start looking for a hobby.

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  26. Guest Who says:

    Another still finding his voice. If confusing the new core.

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  27. StewGreen says:

    4:22pm bbcNewsPR channel
    Look how Naughtie plays the part of the straight man, lining up Kerry so he can read off his autocue

    Beeboid presenter “the u.s. special envoy for climate says the world is not moving fast enough to tackle a growing climate *crisis*
    speaking to the BBC Jim naughtie senator John Kerry has said Biden is considering whether to announce a climate emergency, to give him additional powers to push his renewable energy agenda”

    Kerry “We are moving forward but we are not making enough progress, and we are not moving fast enough.
    So we are behind where we need to be to avoid the worst consequences of the climate CRISIS.
    And I think everybody in Europe, the US and around the world people are feeling the early parts of those consequences.
    Hopefully can turn this around and and and accelerate what we promised to do in Glasgow”

    Naughtie “It’s interesting because that requires in industrialised nations courage in governments, doesn’t it ?
    cos it sometimes means giving quite a tough message
    .. saying look the benefits it’s of this will not be felt for sometime”

    (Well that’s a tough question …NOT
    .. He’s merely feeding him a line )

    Kerry “Historically responsible governments have moved to try to reduce pollution & protect their citizens.
    We need to do that now and that’s a benefit,
    that’s a benefit now !
    the JOBS are benefits now !
    The fastest growing job in the US in the last 2 years is wind turbin technician” ( yeah yeah)
    “third fastest growing job solar panel installer.
    Most countries could significantly grow their renewable energy base, it’s their grid more effectively *, provide cleaRer energy (he’s misread the autocue, cleaner he means)
    and less expensive energy ** for their citizens
    , is less damaging consequences at the same time”

    (* Hogwash renewables cause huge problems for GRID balancing
    plus renewables are more expensive, that is why they need the range of special subsidies
    Renewables have plenty of damaging consequences lots of material has to be mined lots of ocean beds have to be exploded etc)

    James Naughtie “also with China and India, now you spend a lot of time talking to those two Nations, you know that they GET the effects of climate change
    .. it’s got to do with water for example, irrigation.
    Yet you know that there are policies are antithetical to what needs to be done”

    (That’s BBC giving an *opinion*, NOT being impartial)
    .. how fast do you think they are likely to increase their pace, cos if they don’t, we are all going to fall behind (BBC opinion again !)

    JK “It’s not just China and India, it’s all of the top 20 countries, that equal 80% of all the emissions, they all have to do more.
    China has a new plan they put in place.
    We think they could do more, we’d like to see them transition off coal faster, possible. I think there are ways to make that happen.
    India has set the goal of deploying 500 GW… that’s a lot of energy.
    (no that’s ZERO energy, because gigawatts is a measure of capacity not productivity)
    , in the next 8 years to meet their obligation
    and they are deploying very rapidly they are working very hard at this”
    ..beeboid “that was John Kerry speaking on Radio 4 the World this Weekend”

    BTW note the way the piece is polish edited
    as if it’s an advert, which of course it is.

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    • StewGreen says:

      On R4 German Environment Agency President Dirk Messner talks to BBC Radio 4‘s James Naughtie about the rising frequency of #climate disasters resulting from #globalwarming. 24 minutes in, right after John Kerry

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    • StewGreen says:

      “You mean the same John Kerry who told us in 2014 that the Arctic would be ice-free by 2019 😂”

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, thanks for posting all that, it saved me the trouble. Naughty Naughtie said something about Kerry that, for me, was a laugh out loud moment. Something like “When Kerry talks climate, the world listens.” !

        By the way, if you are living in the south-east and not queueing to cross the Channel to France, better have a sweater and trousers ready for Wednesday. It will be back to 20°C.

        Chilly!

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Gotta laugh about Kerry – a politician since 1972 – net worth maybe £ 250 000 000 – lecturing the world on ‘cutting back ‘ ….
      From the same corrupt breed as Biden – pelosi – Kennedy – bush – Clinton – ugh

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  28. Thoughtful says:

    I see that in France at the Tour de France the stop oil loons attempted to disrupt the race by being in the road, but unlike Britain where the Blue Labour Tories actively support both them and XR the crowd removed them, and none to gently at times either.

    But it makes me wonder. The mentally derranged people (Just stop oil not the political Elite, although they probably both are.) are opposed to wearing any natural fabric which is animal sourced claiming some ridiculous cruelty, which leaves them with only cotton. They do not appear to be wearing just cotton though, with many wearing acrylic fabrics which are of course derived from oil!

    Same with their shoes which cannot apparantly be leather so they are plastic, which again starts off as oil.

    Bunch of hypocrites methinks, just stop oil for thee but not for meeeee!

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    • Thoughtful says:

      I have just been informed they can’t wear cotton either because of its high water use and association with slavery, so unless the Just stop oil bunch are completely naked all the time they are nothing but hypocrites !

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    • Fedup2 says:

      It’s a shame they don’t live in a country where the consequences of such civil protest is to have the crap kicked out of them before 6 months hard labour – black the m25 – get rolled over …

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  29. taffman says:

    “Italy migrants: Nearly 1,200 arrive by boat in 24 hours”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62283202
    More Dinghy Divers coming this way ?
    Will the French operate the same ‘checks’ as they arrive at their borders as they do to British holiday makers?

    I ponder that if the Rwanda project is successful, should the ‘Dinghy Divers’ wish to return to France they will be let back in ?

    Because of the incompetency of our government the British Nation is at risk, while our government fiddles about with a leadership contest.

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  30. taffman says:

    “Climate change: How to talk to a denier”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-61844299
    A bit of ‘Re educating’ going on here, what ?

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  31. tomo says:

    Quite a bit to get one’s head around here….

       9 likes

    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I wish he had kept his anorectal lesions to himself.

         6 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Anyway, the answer is not to finger wag at gay and bi men to stop having sex, which isn’t going to happen, as much as some would like it to.

      The answer is to get the government to ensure the mass vaccination of gay and bi men. I’ve had my vaccine, but many can’t get it!
      10:26 AM · Jul 22, 2022·Twitter Web App

      https://mobile.twitter.com/OwenJones84/status/1550411977679331330

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    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      When I was a teenager, many years ago, we were warned that sex without condoms would ‘PROBABLY’ lead to us catching AIDs, and then dying a horrible death, adverts warning of imminent death for any stupid enough to even think about sex were all over the TV, constantly, as I recall… they forgot to mention that 99.999% of people (outside of Sub-Saharan Africa) who were catching AIDs were gay men practicing unprotected sex and sticking their penises up other men’s rectums… and in their mouths…

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  32. StewGreen says:

    BBC does PR for Extinction Rebellion

    Extinction Rebellion St Albans @XR_StAlbans tweet
    “When it comes to changes we as individuals can make to tackle the climate emergency, stopping flying is obvious.”
    @TommyShakes on @BBCRadio4 Point Of View @FlightFreeUK @The_AEF

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0019b6k

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  33. Guest Who says:

    Fancy a laugh?

    Threatograms
    Repeats
    Blocking
    Banning
    Savile
    McAlpine
    Bashir
    #28Gate
    Maitlis
    Rowlatt
    O’Brien
    Mason
    Goodhall
    Marr
    Burley
    Dino

       7 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Police failed to properly target south Asian men over child sex crimes because it would have been “too politically incorrect”, an inquiry heard.

      An investigation into child sexual exploitation in Telford also heard officers “dropped the case like a hot potato” when complaints were made against these suspects.

      Tuesday’s report examined decades of sexual abuse in the Shropshire town.

      West Mercia Police and Telford and Wrekin Council apologised for failings.

      south Asian men the target narrows.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-62149438

         5 likes

  34. harry142857 says:

    Latest from Jon Carne.

    Re:BBC Studios.

       4 likes

  35. Fedup2 says:

    Another laugh is jimmy ‘lord ‘ Mcfall – one of those commies kicked up to the retirement club by brown or Blair is warning nut nut about the list of mates he wants to send to the retirement club ( lords ) …

    …. Judging by much of the rubbish already in there – what difference would it make .

    Mcfall – perhaps does a function of shedding a bit of light on the inbred corruption of the upper house. Would anyone notice if it wasn’t there ? ….

       4 likes

  36. Guest Who says:

    Saz & Lurch big AOC groupies?

       7 likes

  37. Guest Who says:

    Gaz is part Korean isn’t he?

       4 likes

    • harry142857 says:

      Many years ago on Family Fortunes.

      Max Bygraves. Name a dangerous race?

      Contestant. Arabs.

      ——————————–

      Backward savages, should never have been given the World Cup. England will still go, with the boys taking the knee and Beckham taking thirty pieces of silver (millions of dollars).

         14 likes

    • tomo says:

      Using feral dogs for target practice is a thing in The Gulf

         4 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Curry?

         2 likes

      • tomo says:

        Fedup2
        – I doubt it – never seen it in the area.

        Nigerian “404” – seen that

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    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      That’ll learn ’em… the dogs I mean, am sure shooting some dead, and maiming others will persuade the survivors not to bite anyone! They really are superstitious barbarians.

      I read (was it on the BBC website?!) about the latest idea from the Iranian government, which was to make the keeping of dogs illegal, and they were calling for the culling of all dogs in the country. Apparently, the justification was that the keeping of dogs was encouraging ‘decadent Westernisation’.

      Personally, I suspect there was more behind it than that. The Muslims, and especially the Shia in Iran have always had a particular dislike of dogs, it dates back to the (brutally enforced) conversion of Zoroastrians to Islam centuries ago. Dogs were a central part of the Zoroastrian faith, with the keeping of pet dogs and rescuing of strays being considered holy acts.

      https://zoroastrians.net/2021/08/09/importance-of-a-dog-in-zoroastrian-religion/

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

      One of the saddest things I’ve ever read were some of the preserved accounts written by Zoroastrians who were being tortured and persecuted by Muslims over the centuries – these were highly civilised people, confused and terrified by the destruction of their ancient culture and religion.

      Zoroastrianism actually sounds like it was quite a nice, friendly religion, those who followed it called it the ‘happy faith’. The three Magi (‘wise men’) of the bible were Zoroastrian priests (called ‘Mages’ or ‘Magi’ – they used to have long beards, and wear robes and pointed hats, which is where our stories of ‘wizards’ come from).

      I’m not sure there is any way we can prevent Islam taking over in the UK now, maybe not in the perhaps 30 years I’ve got left, but certainly in my children’s lifetime.

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  38. Fedup2 says:

    And so we sat fairwell to the weekend thread . It’s been a faithful friend – troll free – not much naughty words – the moderator has kept the edit button in its ‘ secure box …

    … but look forward and not back – the start the week thread beckons you to a whole new world of Anti British Far Left BBC bias and propaganda …

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Biased BBC competes against a £3.5bn News Organisation….

      North West Tonight
      BBC One, 20 July 2022

      We reported on councillors in Liverpool voting on whether to scrap the position of elected mayor in the city. By mistake we showed pictures of the former Lord Mayor instead of the elected mayor. We are sorry for this error.

      21/07/2022
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

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  39. pugnazious says:

    Extraordinarily patronising and pompous and just a bit self-righteous…

    ‘Climate change: How to talk to a denier’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-61844299

    Read it and the ‘sinner’ is someone who doesn’t ‘deny’ but thinks we’re being bombarded by extreme and disproportionate propaganda about climate….where does he get that idea from?

    The BBC thinks he’s someone who has fallen ‘down the rabbit hole of conspiratorial thinking.’

    Trouble is he probably is quite right to be highly sceptical of the politicians, the media, the green lobbyists and of course the ‘green’ businesses that are sellng you the solution to save the planet. Naturally he doesn’t get a voice in this long article from the BBC.

    There may well be climate change, it does after all always change over thousands of years, but as to the cause? Nature or man-made?

    The US government’s own NOAA tells us that the planet’s normal condition is hot….the period we are in now is ‘unusually cold’…

    ‘Earth’s hottest periods—the Hadean, the late Neoproterozoic, the Cretaceous Hot Greenhouse, the PETM—occurred before humans existed. Those ancient climates would have been like nothing our species has ever seen.

    Modern human civilization, with its permanent agriculture and settlements, has developed over just the past 10,000 years or so. The period has generally been one of low temperatures and relative global (if not regional) climate stability. Compared to most of Earth’s history, today is unusually cold; we now live in what geologists call an interglacial—a period between glaciations of an ice age.’

    The article from the BBC is pure propaganda that dismisses and maligns sceptics as ‘deniers’ and patronisingly suggests that their beliefs or thoughts are so worthless, baseless and disconnected with reality that they need some stealthy re-education.

    Let’s hope an asteroid doesn’t strike BBC House.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I’m trying to work out the stance these green people will take when the lights go out this winter. A piece in the DT describes the strain being experienced across Europe as power production had become strained for a various reasons – including a frankly demented drive to cut coal and gas power production .
      I fear if Europe rations – so will the UK – the cost of electricity going through the roof as the market looks for sources ….
      When all the power banks have sold out – and people can’t charge their mobiles – ( for get about cooking and hearing of course ) will they realise that the green crap has been over done – and a slightly more balanced view taken rather than the likes of Attenborough and his propaganda…?

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  40. pugnazious says:

    Whilst putting Kate Moss’s knockers on the frontpage the BBC doesn’t seem too interested in Earl Spencer suggesting the police should investigate the BBC’s actions in regard to the Diana interview…it’s in many papers….just not the BBC/Guardian….

    ‘The question I am repeatedly asked by concerned members of the public, furious at what my sister was put through, is: why have the police not prosecuted those involved for what various senior lawyers have told me is clearly unlawful and criminal behaviour?

    I hope the police will reconsider their responsibilities in this matter. Only they have the power to get to the bottom of this terrible scandal, which led Diana to feel even more exposed and alone, and deceived her into forgoing those who cared for her and would have protected her.’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11042581/EARL-SPENCER-sister-victim-appalling-deception-left-exposed-danger.html

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  41. pugnazious says:

    The Guardian openly inciting eco-terrorism….

    ‘Berating climate sceptics isn’t enough – disruptive protest now seems the only way forward’

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/24/climate-sceptics-protest-emergency-activists

    Naturally this is a dangerous approach….if it’s good for you then it’s good for me…If I don’t like what you do and think it’s a major issue of great importance then am I justified in taking extreme ‘direct action’?

    A slippery, slippery slope.

    If I believe the BBC is the most dangerous organisation in Britain, which it is, which spreads racism, hate, division, discontent, provoking polarisation and political and social instability am I justified in smashing into it, destroying buildings, disrupting broadcasts, shutting down ‘the news’ and potentially putting jobs at risk?

    According to the Guardian that’s fine if I feel strongly enough about it….and oddly of course it’s the BBC’s position because they fully back XR and their eco-terrorism.

    You reap what you sow?

       6 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      The Guardian print inflammatory nuttery it’s what they do
      I go to Twitter to check the replies
      ..firstly as usual the Twitter algorithm has marked lefty tweeters as “goodies” so their 5 replies are right at the top
      even though they all have ZERo Likes
      whereas righty accounts seemed to be secretly marked “baddies” Their 24 replies are hidden behind the ShowMoreReplies gate or the OffensiveContent gate
      (even though they mostly do have 1 or 2 likes)
      BTW the Guardian tweet got 97 Likes
      The journo’s tweet got 183 (that’s not a lot)

      Also The Mon 29 Mar 2010 : “James Lovelock on the value of sceptics and why Copenhagen was doomed”
      https://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2010/mar/29/james-lovelock
      You can see that the interviewer Leo Hickman the Guardian’s Alarmist PR guy continually tries to push back, but Lovelock gets in loads of good points

      Bottomline The GreenBlob want to make you PAY, but DENY you a SAY, unless you agree with them.

      @XRebellionUK’s PR motto is “Tell The Truth.”
      .. You don’t get the truth if their side get to wield sticks and the other side are banned from talking

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    • StewGreen says:

      Here’s the BBC’s Jonathan Freedland agreeing with the Guardian’s idea of XR taking control of the UK
      And Canadian sceptic Tom Harris calling him out.

      I expect the Guardian writer is rooted in Marxism/Stalinism
      cos the article is the Orwellian concept of “some animals are more equal than others”
      ie the XR-animals get to be boss of the farm
      .. and the others do all the work & don’t get a say

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  42. StewGreen says:

    GBnews “non-bunary” pop star Oli London is on
    It’s a free country a man can put on a dress like Barry Humphries did
    but Oli look and sounds hideous so I changed channel.

       2 likes

  43. StewGreen says:

    GBnews “yeh there us a shortage of NHS staff”
    .. what and management had the bright idea of banning the unjabbed , thus encouraged many to leave before they got sacked.

       3 likes

  44. pugnazious says:

    The Guardian waffles on aimlessly about the wonderful BBC and the hateful Tories….

    ‘ The BBC is a national glue that will only become more important in the coming years of cultural and political change. ‘

    Lol….no it’s more like that dog poo that’s everywhere, stinks the place up and you can’t avoid it.

    The Guardian thinks the BBC must engage the Public…lol…but curiously fails to mention how it is that the BBC fails to do that as it turns every programme into a messaging platform for climate change, BLM extremism, and trans lobbyists….not to mention anti-Semitism, anti-Tory sentiment and anti-Brexit trolling.

    But the Guardian thinks it just needs to attract the yoof….

    ‘The BBC must find ways of reconciling the habits and tastes of younger people with supporting set-in-their-ways older audiences for at least another decade.’

    Hmmmm…..maybe instead of producing programmes that seem to cater for the BBC’s own unique employee profiles they should actually cater for the Public who want to be entertained, informed and educated but without being lectured, looked down upon and deplored.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/24/the-guardian-view-on-the-future-of-the-bbc-engage-the-public

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  45. pugnazious says:

    Frankie Boyle thinks there’s no such thing as cancel culture….

    ‘Comedian Frankie Boyle has questioned whether cancel culture – where people are ostracised for making controversial comments – really exists.

    “I’m not one of those comedians who’s like, ‘Ooh, I’ve been silenced’,” the star said in a set at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

    “I hate those people. Anytime I hear someone saying that, I always think, ‘How come I can still hear you?'”‘

    Well no…not for him…the BBC employs him whatever he says…the worse the better it seems.

    LOL….idiot….there’s no such thing as cancel culture but….

    ‘However, he admitted he had stopped posting jokes on Twitter because of the potential repercussions.’

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    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Frankie Boyle is offensive, even for a Glaswegian lefty, SNP supporter… which is saying something.

         2 likes