339 Responses to Start the Week 25 July 2022

  1. tomo says:

    dunno if this is now….

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    • MarkyMark says:

      In March 2018, investigations by the Sunday Mirror alleged that the extent of the Telford grooming gang was far more vast than had previously been believed, with claims of up to 1,000 girls, most of them white, having been victims of trafficking, drugging, beating, rape and even murder.
      ………………
      Batley Grammar School suspended two more teachers amid row over cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad
      Head teacher Gary Kibble announced that the unnamed teacher in his 20s had been suspended while the school investigated complaints by parents
      ………………..
      Glasgow University to pay £20m in slave trade reparations
      This article is more than 2 years old
      Institution believed to be first British university to set up restorative justice scheme
      ………………….

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  2. Flotsam says:

    Re Telford Asian rape gangs.
    The curious thing about this story is that I don’t believe there are large numbers of Asians living in Telford. I live near Telford and have never seen many Pakistanis there. I will concede I have no solid statistics to confirm this though. I’ve been to many of the North Manchester towns blighted by the problem and places like Bolton Rochdale, Oldham etc have obviously large Pakistani populations.
    Returning to the matter of Telford we must be talking about a small number of very active rapists if what I’m thinking is true

    PS
    Percentage of Asians in Telford, 4.7%. In Bolton, 14%

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  3. digg says:

    An observation on the ridiculous and lying ratio of ethnics on UK TV Commercials and ads we are being swamped with. Including the distorted output of our national broadcasters who are also London groupies.

    The TV company’s are London centric, the ad agencies are London centric. Most large organisations such as banks are London centric. Most large retail organisations are London centric. So… they see everything in life from a London perspective.

    Which is flooded with multi-cultures.

    They think it is fine to ignore the 90% of the UK population who live outside of London because they are ignorant and don’t matter. In fact they think that London is the centre of the universe.

    Hence the unrealistic representation of this Country we are being spoon-fed.

    As in the USA this will bite them in the arse in due course.

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  4. Deborah says:

    I am watching via catchup or something, Blandings, made in the 1990s. It was shown on the BBC. The series was produced with the partial financial assistance of the European Regional Development Fund. It had a star cast with the likes of Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders. One has to ask why the European Regional Development Fund needed to finance a programme shown by the BBC. The EU tentacles run very deep.

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    • digg says:

      The formation of the EU was a golden opportunity for the European elites to grasp a lot of power, mainly financial power but legal as well. Millions of voiceless people forced to obey the unvoted commands of a very small coterie of self appointed oligarchs. This is why it’s proving so difficult to prise lots of greedy fingers off control of the UK which has been a golden goose for these elites for quite a while.

      There has been a carve up of power, money and influence for years and the UK leaving threatens the goose that lays the golden eggs.

      The BBC would have been enlisted into the EU brotherhood with lucrative bribes very early on because of its potential influence on the way our citizens view the EU.

      You can be pretty sure that both Blair and Cameron were part of this “club”.

      Boris was almost certainly not in the club and you can see what happened to him.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Someone tweeted a screenshot
      Looks like since the series was produced in Northern Ireland, a deprived area, ERDF funding was available to help business even prog making

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Maybe the BBC should issue a statement when they actually get something right?

    https://camera-uk.org/2022/07/22/bbc-corrects-jeremy-bowens-inaccurate-abu-akleh-claim/?

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  6. digg says:

    The World health folk are warning about the wave of monkey pox virus saying it is rampant in the gay community and is almost certainly commonly passed on via male on male sexual activity.

    A fair warning you would think…. But not for the BBC….

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45665821

    Read this and the. BBC are effectively monkey pox gay sex deniers.

    Sorry, when we read that massive monkey pox outbreaks are directly connected to mass gay sex events we can see what is going on. The BBC of course want to bury adverse publicity for one of their core protected groups.

    So come on BBC, tell us how many women are infected compared to gay males, that should be enlightening.

    At best they have absolutely zero morals and at worst could encourage more gay men to ignore the warnings and expose themselves to infection.

    God! what efforts they put in to stop people walking about without masks and now this is an overblown, none event to them!

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    • BRISSLES says:

      And the very last thing that the BBC will call this is the “gay plague” – which this could well turn out to be.

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    • Guest Who says:

      What’s the difference between the BBC and a dhow?

      Nothing, both live off scummy denial.

      Next up, Chris Bryant, Wes Streeting and Ben Bradshaw in the studio to show eating burgers is totally safe.

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  7. Nibor says:

    Bit late , but Dead Ringers Radio 4 Friday 6.30pm and Saturday 12.30 pm was true to BBC form .
    Labour is only ever attacked by the BBC so called satire show for not being effective enough to get into power .

    Here’s a skit the BBC could do ,

    BBC Martha Carny ‘so Sir Kier Starmer what are you’re policies for growth in the economy? “

    Sir Kier ; “ under a Labour government you will see a huge growth by our tried and tested policies “ .

    BBC ; so the economy will grow how .
    ?

    Sir Kier ; no ,the population will grow by the usual illegal immigration.

    BBC; how will you get reductions in crime ?

    Sir Kier , “ the workers will see reductions as they did under the last Labour government “

    BBC ; but there was no reduction in crime then .

    Sir Kier ; “ but there was in their wages due to immigration which you the BBC helped portray as a Good Thing for them “

    That’s just bashed out on the keyboard as I go along , a la Edgar Wallace but it’s still better than the BBC with it’s huge staff just on that one programme.
    OK the Torys are in power and Labour are not , but there is still more airtime lampooning the ex President Trump who is not , and Nigel Farage who is portrayed as racist when he has never made a racist statement ever .
    The EU , which is in power , has been for a long time and the BBC hopes will always be is never lampooned .

    Labour should be easy meat for a so called impartial organisation to tear into . Founded by a man christened ( note the word they won’t use ) Kier for the working class to attain more power for their families, its morphed first into a minorities pressure group and now into a conduit for an international elite to rule unaccountable to electorates . Like the BBC does , hence the tie in between the two .

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    • Guest Who says:

      “So, Kier… I may call you Keir…?”

      “ Er… you tell me. That’s how it works”.

      FIN.

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  8. 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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    • Guest Who says:

      Didn’t the bbc cancel him for a while?

      Until they both though no one would notice he was back?

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  9. 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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    • Guest Who says:

      The BBC is like XR Araldite.

      Useless, noisy, destructive and resulting only in a more expensive mess.

      It’s a new form of broadcasting.

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    • MarkyMark says:

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

      “By 2020, the BBC wants its employees to comprise 50% women, 8% disabled people, 8% lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people and 15% people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.{bbc.co.uk 14sep2017}”

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. taffman says:

    When is the Government going to protect and defend the people of Great Britain?
    When is the Government going to make life easier for the people of Great Britain by getting rid of the archaic television tax that robs from the poor to give to the rich?
    What have the Tories been doing for the last ten years ?
    There are other political parties ……………..
    https://www.reformparty.uk
    https://www.ukip.org

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  13. taffman says:

    “Tory leadership: Welsh Conservatives seek assurances”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-62276625
    Just scrap The Welsh Assembly . It’s a bureaucratic waste of money.
    Simples.

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  14. taffman says:

    “More tax being spent on farming is something Wales’ first minister has to justify to “Bangladeshi taxi drivers” in Cardiff, he has said.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-62258709
    Another good reason for scrapping the Welsh Ashambles.

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  15. JohnC says:

    Monday morning and just checking how the run-up to WW3 in Ukraine is being reported by the BBC.

    I discover their article about what is actually happening on the ground hasn’t been update for 3 weeks now. The real war is in the East and they seem to be completely ignoring that now because Ukraine are losing.

    But they did write the following lengthy article:

    ‘Warwickshire donated ambulance destroyed in Ukraine’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-62278484

    That’s right. Headline news. An ambulance got bodywork damage when some concrete fell on it while it was parked. Nobody killed.

    In the midst of the destruction and death, it’s hard to imagine something less significant to run such a prominent story about. And – as seems to be always the case these days – the BBC have tried their hardest to load it with empathy.

    ‘Dr Tania Hebert (woman) said she had been “heartbroken” by the ambulance’s destruction’

    ‘”This ambulance was a symbol of hope, our first-ever mission,” she said.’

    Meanwhile 100 of the bravest soldiers are being blown up or shot to pieces every day – but the BBC don’t think that is important. It’s just white men killing other white men.

    I strongly suspect that the majority of British people have no idea what is really going on in Ukraine.

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    • StewGreen says:

      John I thought you said that the Ukrainian’s themselves bombed Odessa Port on Saturday

      Yet on Sunday afternoon the Russia’s issued a delayed report saying Russia did do it
      https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/russia-belatedly-admits-strike-odesa-port-says-warship-us-missiles-destroyed

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      • JohnC says:

        Not me Stew. I didn’t mention the bombing. In these cases the Russians usually DID do it and were aiming at some ligitimate target we aren’t told about. Like the recent supermarket and the apartment buildings. This is how the Russians fight : they go for the target and don’t worry too much about anything or anyone else.

        That’s how they destroyed ISIS and helped defeat the uprising in Syria. People generally don’t know that because the minute Obamas inteference in the Middle East turned to sh1t, the BBC instantly stopped reporting it.

        My comment you are referring to was to complain about the fake news we are being continuously fed by the BBC. In that case about Russian deliberately starving the world (so the phrase ‘war crime’ could be thrown around again) and also about Putin dying from cancer.

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      • Foscari says:

        Stew-That wasn’t JohnC It was another gentleman explaining
        to us that we have to trust the Russians more. I think his name was taking the mick , or something like that. I am waiting
        for somebody to tell us that in April and May 1940 it was
        the Poles themselves who massacred 22,000 Polish military
        officers in the Katyn Forest. And not the Russians.
        Yes John. the Ukranians have suffered terrible losses. I for one
        am rather upset on what has happened. I assume that you
        are as well?

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    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      The world’s largest money laundering operation.

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  16. StewGreen says:

    “John Kerry has said Biden is considering
    whether to announce a climateEMERGENCY
    .. to push his renewable energy agenda”

    A BBC crafted Climate-PR piece
    context : JK’s a PR guy not a truth guy
    in 2014 he said “Artic will be ice free in 5 years” .. that never happened

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    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC News
      BBC One, 4 June 2022, 10.30pm

      We reported that the acclaimed British sculptor Sir Antony Gormley is to become a German citizen. We said he was giving up his British passport because of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and that he had described the move as embarrassing and had plans for new sculptures that would reflect his view.

      In fact Sir Antony Gormley is not giving up his British nationality and has asked us to make clear the circumstances behind his application for a German passport.

      Sir Antony holds dual nationality as a result of having a German mother and has decided to apply for a German passport, which he will hold alongside his British one.

      In a statement he says he remains a proud British citizen and is grateful for the extraordinary support he has received from so many people and institutions across the UK but he is also keen to retain his links with and continue to show his work in Europe.

      We apologise for the mistake.

      07/06/2022
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

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  17. StewGreen says:

    Tony Heller
    “The BBC refuses to talk to anyone who tells the truth about energy and climate
    – but they have written a primer on how to talk to a climate denier”

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  18. StewGreen says:

    Jon Sopel got 16,000 likes for mocking Dover queues
    Kate Hoe takes him on
    https://www.twitter.com/CatharineHoey/status/1551006311579615235

    text
    Sopel “Total nightmare for all those families.
    But isn’t this just logical result of us wanting to take back control of our border, and the French, therefore, having to take back control of theirs?
    It wasn’t the French who decided to end free movement….”

    Hoey
    Such ignorance from a @BBC journalist.
    Obviously never heard of the Schengen area”

    I’m not sure what her point is
    “UK was never in Schengen so there was always a border.
    We always had to show our passports.
    What happened today is that the promised French immigration officers failed to turn up on time. Even they admit that. “

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    • Guest Who says:

      French officialdom is very big on work allowances and tradition.

      August will be fun.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Dear Winston Smith,

      I noticed that Jon Sopel is talking about impartial and unbiased reporting but his twitter account has three references to his book whilst using the BBC brand. Could the BBC please explain what is happening?

      1) Is BBC Jon Sopel supposed to tell us about the news or his new book?

      2) BBC Jon Sopel’s twitter feed has the BBC name in it and says “Jon Sopel, BBC North America Editor. My book If Only They Didn’t Speak English is out now.” which references his book and not the fact he is an unbiased and impartial reporter.

      3) BBC Jon Sopel’s twitter’s pinned tweet is from 23May2018 and is about .. himself and his book.

      4) Is BBC Jon Sopel’s book 100% BBC approved thought and unbiased and partial?

      5) Shouldn’t BBC Jon Sopel’s twitter be about the latest news and not himself?

      6) When Jon Sopel sells a book does it go to help pay for the BBC TV Tax – to reduce it? As the BBC are promoting it – thus it is promoted by the BBC TV Tax Payer.

      “Impartiality lies at the heart of public service and is the core of the BBC’s commitment to its audiences. It applies to all our output and services – television, radio, online, and in our international services and commercial magazines. We must be inclusive, considering the broad perspective and ensuring the existence of a range of views is appropriately reflected”
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/guidelines/impartiality

      Good luck answering this one without laughing yourself silly.

      https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/complaints

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2018/09/09/start-the-week-open-thread-10-september-2018/comment-page-6/#comment-941986

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch
    A quiet news day but don’t worry they’ll find plenty of negativity. For instance – meeshaall interviewing a radio Kent bod about Folkestone and Dover …..
    The trouble was .. the radio Kent bloke was very upbeat saying it’s all improving and now normal . Oh dear – meeeshaaall didn’t want to hear that .

    She wanted to send a war reporter like Orla or that weird one with the Canadian accent to tell us about holiday makers dying in the queues for the ferry or childrens’ development being harmed . Send money ….

    BTW – the fault lies with

    A nut nut
    B priti
    C British ports
    D brexit
    E all of the above .

    Not the French enemy or the EU

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  20. Fedup2 says:

    Today 2

    The bbc leads with a tragic shortage of diversity managers in the NHS . There are thousands of vacancies for diversity managers says a ‘damning ‘*report by a bunch of lefty MPs …Patients will suffer .
    Queues have formed of people seeking help and advice from hard working diversity managers . They have been angry scenes with police battling to keep control .

    The Labour Party has called for a full independent public inquiry- led by a lefty peer – into the shortage of diversity managers .

    . A critical incident with a multi agency working party is urgently needed .

    A government spokesman said ‘we have increased spending on diversity managers to over £1 billion with lots of diversity managers being trained . ‘

    As I write I hear that today is ‘world drowning prevention day ‘ .
    It has been shown that there is too much water and this must be stopped . Water must never be more than 3 inches deep . Swimming is to be outlawed . Signs are being put up saying ‘do not drown ‘….

    *Re above – ‘damning report ‘ is another one of those snide evidence of bias used by the BBC when it is reporting in a ‘balanced way ‘….

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    • Guest Who says:

      BBC Moaning Emole in comp… vague complement. Reportedly.

      The NHS is… no… there are fears.

      Best to stay vague. Speaking of which…

      Labour has… pledged growth.

      Pledge being a quick spray of something to cover something up, that wears off in hours.

      BBC do like polishing turds.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        ‘Fury ‘ over shortages sez charity …

        Jams at Dover caused by large numbers of BBC reporters … none of spotted the dinghies arising … there is a free flow there .

        Liz truss says thar she’ll be tough on dinghies by employing a third more border guards who are either corrupt or don’t what to stop these poor African fleeing from war torn France …

        … maybe the staff can be recruited from new arrivals …

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        • JohnC says:

          The problem is that it doesn’t matter how many guards we have, we are bound by rules to take them in. The only purpose of all these extra guards will be to a) help ensure as few people as possible see them arriving by whisking them away to hotels quicker and b) preventing some of them just disappearing up the road.

          What I don’t understand is why we can’t just take them back to the shore in France where they came from and dump them there. There is no ethical reason not to : they are quite safe.

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  21. Fedup2 says:

    Today 3

    Our Justin has a nice chat with a good BBC friend – one Jeremy Hunt who is in charge of the commons NHS committee.
    Both had a memory loss . They seem to have forgotten that man was health secretary for six years – 6 years – during which he failed to plan for staffing or pandemics or for a better health service .
    He wasn’t questioned about his failings – instead he wants a plan now – not what he wanted for 6 years .

    It’s funny how the BBC has certain ‘approved ‘ types – maybe it’s a school chum thing – charlerhoise and Magdalen for our Jeremy – same schools as our Justin ? Don’t know – good chap ..

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    • Doublethinker says:

      I think it’s more that Hunt is a Tory leftist which means he is just, and only just, to the right of Sir Keir and therefore he can be tolerated by the BBC. I would have loved to have seen how the BBC dealt with Kemi Badenoch as Tory PM. A true blue black lady PM, certainly with the beliefs closest to those of Lady T of any PM we have had for thirty years.
      At least half of the arsenal of weapons of choice of the BBC would have been neutralised at a stroke. Indeed about half of their entire output of anti British bile would have been made redundant. It would have been great fun to watch.

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    • StewGreen says:

      @FedUp2 : ‘damning ‘*report by a bunch of lefty MPs
      Lefty cos it’s led by Jeremy Hunt a lefty Tory

      This Health & Social Care committee
      is majority Tory
      Members
      6 Blue Socialist, 4 Red Socialist, 1 SNP Orange Socialist
      https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/81/health-and-social-care-committee/membership/

      A select committe’s job is to hold government to account

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew – it was more about the use of the word ‘damning ‘ as BBC subjective judgement – neutrality ? No …..

        It’s not in the medical mafias’ interest for there not to be a shortage of labour – doctors can keep their income elevated together with the hyped status ….

        Is there any other organisation which is so linked to the government – so unable to manage itself – despite so many managers ?

        It’s not as though the raw material of the industry – people changes – only social acceptance of nonsense like ‘gender change ‘ impacts ….

        … yet every year the NHS kills patients – with the same negligence – with the same cover ups – or the same lie – lessons will be learnt ….

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        • StewGreen says:

          @Fed re “damning” it seems BBC could’ve been quoting the newspaper headlines like The Mirror , Telegraph etc.
          I wonder if someone briefed the papers to use that word

          BBC newspaper reviews page
          Several of Monday’s front pages lead on a report saying NHS and social care services face their worst workforce crisis in history because of chronic staff shortages.
          The paper says the “damning report” by MPs warns that patient safety is at severe risk …

          https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-62287295

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  22. AsISeeIt says:

    One agrees with both candidates’ criticism of the other edition.

    The Times newspaper this morning highlights the calibre of those à la carte TV menu choices which forced this reviewer to decline purchase of a broadcast Licence: Love Island v Leadership. Which TV tribe are you? – neither, thanks all the same.

    Left-leaning organs such as the ‘i’ paper tend to view the up coming Tory ballot in the way the west looked on the former Iran Iraq war – a plague on both their houses.

    Perhaps however, on the basis that this evening’s TV debate is a BBC show, the ‘i’ is happy to promote it – albeit as though it were a pro-wrestling bout: Tory race to be next PM turns toxic

    Glancing at the BBC1 schedule the only mild FOMO regret (as the teenagers tend to put it) is perhaps the ironically titled quiz show Pointless (5.15pm).

    In the Keynesian geekish pale pink corner we have rich kid Rishi channelling something between La-Di-Da ‘Paderewski’ Gunner Graham and the Michael Bates’ blackface character from It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Rangi – “We British need to rule over these damn natives. Lock them down in lovely working from home. They’re so damn lazy they’ll love me for paying them not to work, sahib” – this bold statement of the lack of modern British phelgm financed by the ponzi-like Modern Monetary Theory ought to be followed by one of those characteristic Rangi Ram phlegm-shifting coughs.

    We’ll come back to the football but have you noticed how all the top coachesnow are foreign? Does football mirror politics or vice versa?

    In the formerly Lib-Dem orange – turning paleist of pale blue corners we have Liz Truss. Her impression of Margaret Thatcher looking and sounding more desperate than convincing and therefore reminiscent of that of 1970s political impressionist Mike Yarwood – whose abrupt career termination – like that of many a coal miner – would be blamed on Maggie coming to power as our first female PM.

    From the opposite side of the political spectrum Karl Marx proposed history repeated itself ‘the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce’ – so it is we have Liz Truss in the role of Maggie. Whom Sunak’s campaign accuses of: flip-flopping on China (‘i’) whilst her camp claims he: is weak on China (‘i’) and on immigration: Truss allies insist Sunak’s plans ‘won’t work’ (‘i’), while his supporters claim her immigration policies are: ‘lightweight’ (‘i’) – that’s what they call shadow boxing (the activity of sparring with an imaginary opponent) – and in summary here one finds one tends to agree with both candidates’ criticisms of the other.

    On a happier note we welcome the return of that fine exemplar of tabloidese – the word sizzle: Sizzle sees UK turning into desert (Daily Star) – I’ve looked out of my London window and despite the look of many of the natives (as Rangi Ram would put it), the landscape itself ain’t exactly the Sahara.

    Scorched Brits just recovered from record 40C temps, will face another FOUR heatwaves over the summer as Saharan heat frazzles us (Daily Star) – wait a moment… if we Brits don’t like the higher temperatures then how come: Families wait for 21 hours at Folkstone on third day of delays (‘i’) – heading south chasing the sun, right? Well they’re not heading north to Iceland.

    Women’s Euros ‘We want to raise the nation’s spirits’ (‘i’) – by scolding half the population with adverts tarring all men as sexist – and all the more so if they do not fancy celebrating womens football – as an “ally”. This mind you is the corporate world delivering what they call in the trade “adwank”.

    And just like there’s just that proverbial cigarette paper between the policies of the two Tory candidates…

    Here’s our segway to Little man Khan’s public sector Transport for London adwank, now cautioning chaps against: Touching; Pressing; Exposing; Cyber-flashing; Upskirting; Cat Calling; and Staring (Intrusive staring of a sexual nature) – how simpler our London would be were men and women seperated and seated in different areas of public transport – and just as a further precaution the women wore burqas – when they’re not busy being powerful, fully capabable of looking after themselves, playing football, obviously.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Should it be ‘trade aardvark’ rather than wot u writed ?

      I wonder what FOMO means ?

      The mail has a story about the ability to buy a false Blighty passport online . I bet it is cheaper and quicker in delivery than the government issue one …

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Not all women are domestic abuses … but all men are.

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  23. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Week 8 of the BBC’s Campaign to get the UK back in the EU

    M’sieur da Costa is very helpful to Harshmistress Mishal @8.10 a.m. observing that there are no borders within the EU. He helpfully added that there is no need for Passports in the EU. He even cited the claim that parents of French school children could not afford the expense of buying Passports to come to England.

    Unbelieveable BBC.

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    • theisland says:

      Completing Brexit – not if the civil service and the bBC have anything to do with it.

      Apart from invoking article 16 and dumping the NI protocol, we also need a PM who will commit to not opting in to aspects of the EU Defence Union, and leave the ECHR (not the EU but might as well be).
      Sunak and Truss do not have the will or guts to do these things.

      Re the so-called £42.5bn divorce bill, as Gerard Batten says on Gettr: Britain was never married to the EU. There was no divorce. There is no divorce bill. We don’t owe them a penny! We resiled a Treaty – our right as a sovereign nation. Even if the UK had agreed to pay it’s membership contributions for the 7 year budget period in force before we left, that ended in 2020. We are not part of the 2020-2027 budget period – we owe the EU NOTHING! I laid all this out in detail in my UKIP EU Exit Plan 2017. I don’t suppose any Tory read it. Like I keep saying, we haven’t really left. We are on the back burner so a future government can take us back in.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        What does an NHS diversity manager do?
        Image result for nhs diversity manager
        It added: “The main focus of the role is to lead on the development and implementation of our equality and diversity strategy, working in partnership with our clinical and operational leaders to improve the health equality outcomes for the local community and supporting equality outcomes within the trust’s workforce.1 Sept 2021

        ……

        Glasgow University to pay £20m in slave trade reparations
        This article is more than 2 years old
        Institution believed to be first British university to set up restorative justice scheme

        https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/23/glasgow-university-slave-trade-reparations

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Marky – diversity managers fulfill the vital role of ensuring that the 100 000 vacancies the NHS cannot fill are fully inclusive and diverse .

          Seems like the world class NHS is as popular place to work as worshippers like the BBC profess it to be …..

          … and maybe they’ve started -checking qualifications – thus putting a good number of third world applicants off and drive the unqualified to kill babies in abortion. Clinics or as ‘midwives ‘…
          Personally I’m a consultant gender specialist trained at the university of common sense ….

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          • MarkyMark says:

            ‘My first thought as I came round was Oh God! What have I done?’: Man suing the NHS over trans surgery he bitterly regrets has bravely waived anonymity to share his ordeal
            https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10953157/Man-suing-NHS-trans-surgery-regrets-bravely-waived-anonymity-share-ordeal.html

            For Ritchie Herron, a bright and articulate civil servant from Newcastle, life over the past four years has become almost unbearable. It takes him ten minutes to empty his bladder, a process as painful as it is slow. Any sex drive is long gone. In fact, he says, his crotch is numb, ‘shell-shocked’ from the damage done to him under the apparent care of the NHS.

            According to Ritchie, he was diagnosed with ‘transsexualism’ after just two 30-minute appointments.

            A psychiatrist recommended he take medication to block his testosterone production – the first step towards gender reassignment.

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  24. MarkyMark says:

    BBC News
    ‘We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women’, 26 October 2021

    The Head of the BBC’s Executive Complaints Unit (ECU) has made a ruling on the article and the headline has now been changed to ‘The lesbians who feel pressured to have sex and relationships with trans women’ in light of the finding.

    The ECU also ruled that the original article did not go far enough to make clear to readers a survey’s “lack of statistical validity.” The article has been amended to reflect this.

    You can find the ECU’s ruling here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/ecu/newsonlineoctober2021

    The BBC also issued a statement about the article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/statements/ecu-ruling-bbc-online-article

    31/05/2022

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

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  25. MarkyMark says:

    From order-order.

    “Twitter have suspended my account for saying “Homosexual disease” in a discussion about monkeypox.
    So now their woke extremist feelings are more important than the facts, the truth, the science.

    Twitter are so concerned with social engineering that they have become truly Orwellian.”

    ………………..

    “A thoughtcrime is an Orwellian neologism used to describe an illegal thought. The term was popularized in the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, first published in 1949, wherein thoughtcrime is the criminal act of holding unspoken beliefs or doubts that oppose or question Ingsoc, the ruling party.”

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  26. StewGreen says:

    “BBC’s first Green Sport Awards” .. isn’t that POLITICAL ?
    It’s #GreenSupremacist

    Woman’s Hour blurb :
    The vegan stock car racing driver Leilani Münter, Lynne O’Donnell, Abortion stories

    image : Award winner Leilani Münter uses her stock race car to share environmental messages

    The BBC’s first Green Sport Awards has announced the winner of its Evergreen Award.
    Leilani Münter is an American former professional stock car racing driver whose environmental activism has been central to her career.
    Leilani used her race car as “a 200mph billboard” to get environmental messages in front of the 75 million race fans in the USA.
    .
    After writing articles on forced child marriage and LGBT people Lynne O’Donnell says she was detained, abused and threatened by the Taliban.
    They made her tweet a forced confession that she had lied in these articles
    .
    Following the overturning of Roe V Wade in the US more women have talked about having had an abortion but many never speak openly about their experiences. In a series first broadcast in 2019 we hear five different personal testimonies from women
    … #bbcObsessedWithAmerica

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    • StewGreen says:

      Hey … “*former* professional stock car racing driver”

         5 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Pic

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      • Guest Who says:

        I have to concede she has unfortunate lineage naming.

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        • JohnC says:

          This is why the BBC gave her it:

          ‘one of the first athletes to use her platform to such prominent effect in raising awareness of environmental issues’

          The most meaningless, convoluted award I have ever heard of. And not quite sure how a driver can be considered an athlete.

          I know it’s crass but ‘Urban Dictionary’ is funny just because it takes everything to the extreme. This is what it says for ‘munter’:

          munter
          a girl unblessed by the beauty fairy
          “O my god! did you see the right munter kevin picked up last night”

          The other example they give is just too extreme for me to put it here because humourless Leftists like maxi are unable to compute the difference between jokes and the real world.

          Trust the BBC to push their politics into sport. The Left destroy everything they interfere with for their agenda.

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Lewis Hamilton to drive in reverse for two years to undo his naughty emissions.

           9 likes

      • StewGreen says:

        “Former racing driver wins BBC’s Evergreen Athlete Award”

        So former racing drivers are now “athletes” ?

           10 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Looks to me like the instigators were a PR operation called “Sport Positive @SportPosSummit
      Sport x climate news & opinion”
      See the hashtag #BBCGreenSportAwards

         5 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        Almost anything ‘news’ is now a PR operation, too often with The BBC at its core.

        Currently XR’s shire op is struggling so every BBC sad arse local democracy media outlet is running their PR live, and getting universally panned by actual working stiffs.

        The ringers getting hot and bothered in the threads are so obvious it is laughable.

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  27. Guest Who says:

    Say what you like about vegan stock car racers, they come from a long line.

    Currently XR are creating massive jams in the shires, to protect the planet from emissions.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      In September 2019 Getty pledged $600,000 (£487,000) to the Fund. Christopher Hohn gave £50,000 to the group and the charity he co-founded, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, has donated more than £150,000.

      …………………………

      During the ‘International Rebellion’, which started on 15 April 2019, actions and messages of support arrived from various sources, including a speech by actress Emma Thompson, a planned visit by school strike leader Greta Thunberg, and statements from former NASA scientist James Hansen and linguist and activist Noam Chomsky.[67]

      A study conducted during the first two days of the mid-April London occupation, polling 1539 participants, found that 46% of respondents supported the rebellion;[68] however, an opinion poll of 3482 British adults in October 2019 found that support was lower and that 54% of respondents strongly or somewhat opposed actions aiming to “shut down London”[69] The protests on 17 April had blocked access to means of transport including buses, alienating travellers.[70][71]

      In May 2019, Roger Hallam and eight others stood as candidates in the European Parliament elections in the London and the South West England constituencies as Climate Emergency Independents.[72][73] Between them, they won 7,416 out of the 3,917,854 total votes cast in the two constituencies.[74][75]

      In June 2019, 1,000 healthcare professionals in the UK and elsewhere, including professors, public health figures, and former presidents of royal colleges, called for widespread non-violent civil disobedience in response to “woefully inadequate” government policies on the unfolding ecological emergency. They called on politicians and the news media to face the facts of the unfolding ecological emergency and take action. They supported the school strike movement and Extinction Rebellion.[76]

      In July 2019 Trevor Neilson, Rory Kennedy and Aileen Getty launched the Climate Emergency Fund (CEF),[48][77] inspired by Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion protesters in the UK in April.[78] It donated almost half a million pounds to Extinction Rebellion groups in New York City and Los Angeles and school strike for climate groups in the US.[48][77][78] In September 2019 Getty pledged $600,000 (£487,000) to the Fund.[79]

      Christopher Hohn gave £50,000 to the group and the charity he co-founded, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, has donated more than £150,000.[80][81]

      Michael Stipe is a supporter; all profits from his debut solo single, “Your Capricious Soul”, will go to Extinction Rebellion.[82][83]

      On 6 February 2020, the environmental organization Mobilize Earth debuted Guardians of Life, the first of twelve short films that highlight the most pressing issues facing humanity and the natural world. Funds raised by the project will go to Amazon Watch and Extinction Rebellion.[84]

      In September 2021, YouGov asked 3,296 British adults for their opinions on Extinction Rebellion, of which 19% were “very positive” or “fairly positive”, and 49% were “fairly negative” or “very negative”.[85]

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      • StewGreen says:

        When the BBC buys from Getty Images, does that put licence payer’s money in the hands of a man who then hands part of it to extremist green activists ?

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      • JohnC says:

        Anybody know how much licence tax payers money the BBC give to getty ?.

           2 likes

  28. MarkyMark says:

    1f7b329f-4555-4992-b4f6-0bfcde2d7687-b98bcfe4-39e2-4fb8-abe2-76ba8bce30ad

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  29. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – where ‘Foghorn’ gets a bit evasive with JustRemainIn Webb

    Before the pre-8 a.m. glohhall stohhin’ ‘trail’ for the Cohhohwelf Games in Birmingham, innit, JustRemainIn gets to interview the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer on another policy U-turn announcement in a speech by the Lacklustre Leader of the Lockdown Lacklustre Labour Party who has been rather sidelined by the Conservative Party leadership election which Labour, together with its little helpers like the BBC, engineered. Oh dear. How sad. Never mind.

    JustRemainIn tries to hassle and harry Rachel Reeves just a little bit to present a thin veneer of political neutrality but, really, it was such a paper thin veneer as to be almost invisible. As it was to us experienced BBC R4 political hacks. On the truly big question, “how do you as a Government prioritise growth” was not really explained by ‘Foghorn’ and JustRemainIn did not point out that making stuff (economic growth) required CO2 emissions whether it was Rachel’s prefered ‘green economy’ (which has created our present inflation) or the industrial jobs which created the UK’s growth in the past.

    JustRemainIn could have asked how a Labour Party in Government would supply the necessary energy to make red hydrogen, bearing in mind present prices, or green energy when the wind was not blowing and the sun not shining. Power cuts ahead if Labour win power. (!)

    But characteristically, the BBC ran conveniently short of time at that point. Must have the trail for the Cohhohwelf Games in Birmingham, innit. Puzzle: why no really rich Black Country accents ‘trailing’ the Commonwealth Games?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      CHINA LOANS?

      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

         5 likes

    • pugnazious says:

      Yeah…a very messy, all over the place interview that went nowhere. Reeves said they’d use £28 billion on green projects…..but where’d the money come from?

      Growth, growth, growth? Education, education, education ruined so many people’s lives and is costing us a fortune as so many students don’t actually have to pay off their ‘loans’.

      ‘A £1 Trillion Debt Timebomb – Student Loans’
      ‘The British public may be getting tricked into believing that the current system of financing students, means it is not a cost that the public purse has to continue picking up. However, there is reason to now believe although individuals take out student loans, when large numbers of them are not paid back, they will return to being a public debt that future generations will have to pay.’

      ‘The university sector is facing a “fiscal time bomb”, the chairman of the Commons business committee has warned, after it was revealed that the government has dramatically revised down the proportion of student debt that will ever be repaid.’

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      • MarkyMark says:

        25 years
        Wind turbines have an average life of over 25 years. Rapid evolution of wind technology has lead to an increase in the durability of wind turbines.

        Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic or PV panels, are made to last more than 25 years. In fact, many solar panels installed as early as the 1980s are still working at expected capacity. Not only are solar panels remarkably reliable, solar panel longevity has increased dramatically over the last 20 years.10 Jan 2018

        The batteries are valuable and recyclable, but because of technical, economic, and other factors, less than 5% are recycled today.14 Jul 2019

        The battery pack of a Tesla Model S is a feat of intricate engineering. Thousands of cylindrical cells with components sourced from around the world transform lithium and electrons into enough energy to propel the car hundreds of kilometers, again and again, without tailpipe emissions. But when the battery comes to the end of its life, its green benefits fade. If it ends up in a landfill, its cells can release problematic toxins, including heavy metals. And recycling the battery can be a hazardous business, warns materials scientist Dana Thompson of the University of Leicester. Cut too deep into a Tesla cell, or in the wrong place, and it can short-circuit, combust, and release toxic fumes.

        https://www.science.org/content/article/millions-electric-cars-are-coming-what-happens-all-dead-batteries

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Socialist Growth in –

      Foodbanks
      Welfare
      Taxes
      Unemployed
      Illegals
      Human Rights industry
      Race industry
      No work no life balance
      Entitlement
      Jess Phillips expenses

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  30. tomo says:

    The state isn’t doing enough to tackle monkeypox… !!

    I’m not sure which is worse – the victimhood polka, the sense of entitlement or the inference that we should communally be subsidising the very risky lifestyle choices evidently taken in this case. Strikes me there’s a tick in each category.

    I wonder if any of xe’s colleagues are similarly afflicted?

    I doubt Soros will be quizzed for his opinion on the matter – eh? (Given that the victim’s used his employment credentials to garner prominence in the public space)

    worth a repeat post

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Monkeypox outbreaks across Europe linked to gay sauna and fetish festival
      https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/05/23/monkeypox-gay-bisexual-sauna-darklands-fetish-festival-spain-belgium/

         9 likes

      • JohnC says:

        BBC monkeypox article:

        How do you catch it?

        ‘The virus can enter the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract or through the eyes, nose or mouth.’

        Let me help you on this one BBC:

        ‘The virus can enter the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract or through the eyes, nose or mouth but it’s mostly from up the arse’

        There, fixed it for you.

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    • pugnazious says:

      Wear a mask…over your arse.

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    • pugnazious says:

      LOl….this guy is a ‘health professional’….and yet…fully aware….

      ‘I got monkeypox and it’s been a total nightmare.

      When New York Pride festivities kicked off on 24 June, I was aware that monkeypox was an emerging issue – especially for gay men – but I was also under the impression that the number of cases in the city was relatively small. What I didn’t understand was how absolutely dismal testing capacity was: at that point, the city only had capacity to process ten tests a day.

      I had sex with several guys over the weekend.

      Right…so the problem is the testing capacity not your lifestyle choices?

      It’s not a gay plague it’s a problem with testing.

      What does the BBC say? I don’t know but I can imagine…..everybody is at risk so don’t you dare think it’s just the Gays….though the queue for the monkeypox vaccine is somewhat telling….

      3500.jpg?width=620&quality=85&fit=max&s=1cc349273f97fcb1c7b67cc6d3885c09

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/23/i-literally-screamed-out-loud-in-pain-my-two-weeks-of-monkeypox-hell

         11 likes

      • MarkyMark says:

        330px-AIDS%2C_Don%27t_Die_of_Ignorance.png

        AIDS: Don’t Die of Ignorance was a public health campaign begun in 1986 by the British government in response to the rise of HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom.[2][3][4]

        The government believed that millions of people could become infected and a leaflet was sent to every home in the UK.[2][5][6]

        Norman Fowler, then Secretary of State for Health and Social Services, felt that prime minister Margaret Thatcher “wasn’t a natural supporter” of the campaign as she felt that informing people of HIV and unprotected sex would make people more likely to engage in such practices; a view that Fowler thought was “eccentric”.

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        • StewGreen says:

          @Marky thank for bringing us that info from The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

          I’m sure it’s very reliable … NOT
          Dates from Feb 20220 too

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      • Beltane says:

        Strange. The erection shown appears to rely on Gaffertape for its security.

        Is this a subliminal suggestion for the ‘community’ at large?

           0 likes

        • StewGreen says:

          The gaffer taped bar is not supportive
          it just marks the line to stop pushers-in

             1 likes

    • Docmarooned says:

      Not a good example for a so called specialist in public health.

         0 likes

  31. pugnazious says:

    The BBC making Jeremy Hunt’s claim that the NHS is a disaster area its top story.

    Forgets to mention that he is a Remainer so that when he suggests that what we need to do is bring in doctors from Germany he is using this as a vehicle for Remain propaganda.

    Also….when he tells us the government has failed to plan as it takes years to train a doctor…hmmm….one question, you might think, springs to mind….Hunt was Health Secretary from 2012 to 2018…..what was he doing for 6 years to ensure we had enough doctors in training to keep the numbers up? Obviously nothing.

    Not a question that Today asked of course.

    Just an aside for any PM….don’t appoint your enemies to positions of power and authority just to make it appear you are magnaminous and don’t hold grudges…because they will not miss a chance to stitch you up…ala Hunt…..and look at the bitter and twisted May….wouldn’t stand up as Boris left the Chamber and has done everything she can to disrupt his time in Office.

    I suspect if you dig into the figures the real story is totally different as when the BBC was telling us Brexit meant we had fewer doctors when in fact the figures showed more doctors arrived after Brexit and that the real reason nurse numbers fell was due to the stricter requirements for them to speak good English.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      NHS faces ‘humanitarian crisis’ as demand rises, British Red Cross warns
      This article is more than 5 years old
      Senior doctor calls health service ‘broken’ after deaths of two patients left to wait on trolleys at Worcestershire Royal hospital

      https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/06/nhs-faces-humanitarian-crisis-rising-demand-british-red-cross

      Senior doctor calls health service ‘broken’ after deaths of two patients left to wait on trolleys at Worcestershire Royal hospital

      …………………….

      Every few months the NHS runs into a serious logistical problem. Not that there’s now an unprecedented waiting list. Not that its budget is the same size as the entire GDP of Greece. No, the problem is it doesn’t have enough ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ managers, collecting £60,000+ salaries at the taxpayer’s expense. Yes, they’re hiring… again.
      order-order.com nhs-hiring-even-more-60000-equality-and-inclusion-managers/

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  32. pugnazious says:

    Had to laugh as the BBC wheeled in some French bloke and let him ramble on for ages about how bad Brexit was and if only Brits would wake up and embrace the halcyon days of yore when we were in the glorious EU and could go everywhere without a passport.

    Didn’t need a passport when the troops were landing on the beaches of Normandy to save the cheese eating surrender monkeys’ arses.

    The queues were entirely down to French scheming…no coincidence that on the busiest day the French decided not to turn up to work….massive queues and massive headlines about Brexit courtesy of course of the willing accomplice, the BBC.

    If France doesn’t want your money Spain does.

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  33. tomo says:

    Pattern of municipal behaviour shaping up nicely in Brissle…

    They’ve really got a crew of wrong ‘uns.

    I’d wager that Marvin and chums are getting the usual fawning coverage from the regional BBC assets in the city.

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  34. MarkyMark says:

    600K Immigrants lost by the UK Home Office.
    20K Terrorists on the UK terrorist watch list.
    3K Extreme Terrorists on the UK terrorist watch list.
    22 Lost in Manchester according to Theresa May.
    1 More attack labelled bad driving this month of August.

    The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/about

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  35. StewGreen says:

    The Green racing car driver award is merely PR for the real awards in October

    BBC article
    Leilani Münter: Former racing driver wins BBC’s Evergreen Athlete Award
    By David Lockwood
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/62263116

    The announcement comes before the main awards programme to be aired in October, for which you can nominate sports organisations you think are raising awareness or reducing their impact.

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  36. digg says:

    The Guardian – BBC clone is openly urging people to break the law and carry out dangerous disruptive actions to support the great green nutters cause.

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

    Such an open incitement to carry out illegal activity from what should be a grown-up, respectable news source should be investigated for promoting lawbreaking.

    Who are these people and what the hell do they have instead of brains?

    They come across as demented narcissists throwing embarrassing childish tantrums.

    The equivalent would be backing the IRA by urging people to bomb English pubs.

    No one ever got onboard a cause by having their noses rubbed in the dirt.

       16 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      COP26 – Greta demands that the dictators in side the conference do more and faster.

         6 likes

  37. pugnazious says:

    ‘As with many other diseases such as smallpox and measles, tuberculous was devastating to indigenous populations, who had no natural immunity to the disease. ‘

    The BBC is making a sensationalist and toxic mountain out of a molehill….or some mounds that have been declared, unproven, as ‘unmarked graves’….the BBC insinuating that the ‘unmarked’ label means something sinister went on….as in mass murder of native children by white people.

    ‘The Pope is making a historic visit to offer a formal apology on Canadian soil for the harms done by Catholic-run residential schools across the country. ‘

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62216559

    The BBC’s reports are full of lurid, sensationalist and emotive language…such as ‘genocide’ or…

    ‘One of the most horrific aspects of Canadian history

    or…

    ‘The gruesome discovery of 100’s of unmarked graves’

    or….

    ‘Forced to forget their culture and assimilate…’

    We know this is all a lie…or at least the way it is presented in such terms. The children did have to go to school…but often for only 3 months a year….indeed the government here forces children to go to school. The native parents often demanded their kids were let into schools…they even set up such schools themselves. You might think it was all done with the absolute best intentions…but the BBC, as always, thinks it’s all very dark and sinister.

    The BBC paints a picture of schools run under a extreme, harsh regime where the pupils constantly lived in fear and were daily at risk of beatings or death. Not true at all…sure there would have been some harsh treatment for some kids as in all schools [I’m certain we all have tales about our schools] but the vast majority would probably have enjoyed it and thrived.

    Screen_Shot_2022-04-21_at_10.07.23_AM_480x480.png?v=1650552988

    These kids look so oppressed and terrified…

    kamloops-residential-school-footage.jpg

    As for the ‘graves’….yep, there are some…the ones that are shown to be actual graves were in a cemetry that fell into disuse. The other ‘unmarked graves’ have not been shown to be graves at all. No-one has dug them up….and even if they are graves what does that show?

    As for the deaths….TB was a huge killer from the 19th to 20th century…and the native population was far more prone to catch it than those of European stock. Most of the deaths would have been TB or some other disease….the kids were not murdered by priests and nuns as the BBC intimates.

    Were the kids ‘forced to forget their culture and assimilate’?

    No…and yes….they were taught Christianity…but they certainly weren’t forced to give up their own culture as this photo might indicate…

    Screen_Shot_2022-07-13_at_9.29.40_AM_600x600.png?v=1657719199

    The idea was to help the natives to live their lives and earn a living, on their terms, within the Canadian system….from the Canadian government…

    ‘ It was never the policy, nor the end and aim of the endeavour to transform an Indian into a white man. Speaking in the widest terms, the provision of education for the Indian is the attempt to develop the great natural intelligence of the race and to fit the Indian for civilized life in his own environment. It included not only a scholastic education, but instruction in the means of gaining a livelihood from the soil or as a member of an industrial or mercantile community,and the substitution of Christian ideals of conduct and morals for aboriginal concepts of both.[8] ‘

    You can read about it here….

    https://unherd.com/2022/06/the-truth-about-canadas-indian-graves/

    https://www.dorchesterreview.ca/blogs/news/they-were-not-forced?page=2

    https://www.dorchesterreview.ca/blogs/news/two-thirds-did-not-attend

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  38. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    The Conservative party is usually thought of as the party for the rich and well off.
    The Labour Party is supposed to be for the working class and the Lib Dems are supposed to be for the ‘working but a little better off’ than labour types.

    Look at their leaders.

    The Conservative party will probably be getting Liz Truss.
    Labour have a knight of the Realm in Sir Kier.
    Libdems also have a knight of the Realm with Sir Ed.

    Seems the wrong way round.

    Regarding the current snafu with the French.
    Can we not move the ferries to Belgium or even the southern Netherland ports.
    It may be worth it even though it takes a bit longer but a couple of extra hours shouldn’t make so much difference.
    A bonus would be that it would upset the French.
    It seems the best way to cross the channel is if you don’t have a passport.

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  39. StewGreen says:

    Radio Humberside just played for the hundreth time the trailer advertising their special Hull Gay Pride programming next Saturday.

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    • tomo says:

      “their”

      – are they contributing? – beyond the promo?

      I just remember The Environment Agency spaffing £55,000 to Birmingham Pride (in addition to their other tangible, but not cash contributions)

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  40. BRISSLES says:

    I realise as I am getting older that my attention span is becoming limited, but my intelligence hasn’t diminished – I don’t think. So when I switched on and Sir Keir is giving it large on all news channels, I sat with a cuppa and within less than 5 minutes I was almost dropping off ! I had no idea what he was talking about and his droning voice just went on and on. Every so often there was some seal in the clearly not very large audience, who would start enthusiastically clapping, which made me focus again.

    Obviously he was setting out his plans for his future government, but he is such a cardboard cut-out when publicly speaking that he lost me after a couple of minutes. I’m not decrying him as a person, (my brother tells me he is an extremely nice chap), but he just doesn’t have the jutszpah to hold my attention.

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  41. Nibor says:

    Hundreds of thousands of young men “ undocumented “ wander around in France , mainly in the Calais region , yet the French are worried by families in cars !?
    As though they’re not going to return to Britain .

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  42. MarkyMark says:

    ” Rishi has decided to go in hard on the country’s security threat this morning. Declaring the Chinese Communist Party “the largest threat to Britain and the world’s security and prosperity this century”,
    order-order.com

    …………..

    It is jointly funded by South Yorkshire Police and the Home Office and when up to full strength will cost £15m a year to run.

    It has led to 14 convictions so far, and 24 more people have been charged with offences.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-45980210

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  43. G.W.F. says:

    Its those men again.
    Men assaulting women on Brighton beach.
    Police want witnesses, but do not describe the men

    https://www.gbnews.uk/news/group-of-men-sexually-assaulted-women-and-girls-in-sea-at-brighton-beach/343086?fbclid=IwAR0FfAzf36d4OwgL5RFeUdiNsfzZGt3SefXFVckbxj1F10MOstJ_siANrYs

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  44. tomo says:

    The cruel irony of inhalers that make climate change worse

    see if you can guess which publication before you click…

    What’s the probability of this showing u on the BBC web site?

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  45. pugnazious says:

    jeez…think I need a good hosing down to get the filth off….listening to 5 minutes of O’Brien on LBC…what a poisonous, lying, nasty little bloke….Hell would freeze over before a word of truth came out of his mouth.

    Just remember…the BBC didn’t sack him…he resigned. The BBC knew what he was like….he did that hatchet job interview with Farage in which every word was practically a lie with the intent of slandering and maligning Farage….and the BBC heard it, loved it and gave him a job on Newsnight.

    He’d still be there if he hadn’t walked off claiming the BBC was just too restrictive for his bile….but I guess he was offered a lot more money…a man of principle.

    Then again he turns LBC, along with so many of his other co-workers at the station, into a cesspit….I guess sensationalist, shock-jock, gutter ‘journalism’ [lol] pays for LBC.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      O’Brien is an exceptional broadcaster with a peerless ability to calmly point out the absurdity of certain viewpoints, a quality which similarly runs through this book … provides a much-needed examination of the blustering rhetoric of politicians and media pundits, and brings a sliver of comfort to readers that they are not alone in their despair. — The Guardian
      O’Brien is an exceptional broadcaster with a peerless ability to calmly point out the absurdity of certain viewpoints, a quality which similarly runs through this book … provides a much-needed examination of the blustering rhetoric of politicians and media pundits, and brings a sliver of comfort to readers that they are not alone in their despair. — The Guardian
      James O’Brien has become the conscience of liberal Britain * New Statesman *
      Almost indecently enjoyable — Robert Webb
      I know few broadcasters as consistently, forensically, brilliant as James O’ Brien. Here, he shows us — with empathy, edge and exquisite comedy — how it happens — Emily Maitlis
      In the age of the tweet, such verbal ability increasingly seems like a superpower * The Times *
      A simply brilliant read … I love this book! — Jamie Oliver
      A total joy. If you feel like the world is going to hell in a handcart, here’s the brakes — Caitlin Moran
      This book is required reading to slice through the rhetoric, slogans & bluster of politics and politicians. James is the broadcaster we need right now, setting the world to rights one call at a time — Susanna Reid
      Funny, clever and alarming … a modern day travelogue through the airwaves with all the mistrust, misinformation, contradictions and manipulation laid bare — Krishnan Guru-Murthy
      Intelligent, funny and worrying. An unsurprisingly brilliant read from a great broadcaster. I vehemently wish that everyone would read it. The World and this country would be a better place if they did. — Gary Lineker
      Funny, wise and passionate. Like Yoda with better grammar. — Danny Wallace
      I am stupidly excited about this book — The Secret Barrister
      This book made me smarter. And it made me laugh and nod my head, all the while thinking ‘bloody hell, I wish I could argue like James’. Cogent, necessary, insightful and often very funny. — Elizabeth Day

      0753553120.jpg
      https://www.wob.com/en-gb/books/james-o-brien/how-to-be-right/9780753553121?gclid=Cj0KCQjw_viWBhD8ARIsAH1mCd6fNpMDbXwNj_ovliPC_FOFX_MugiWwKuh1cyE7Xhn_qPr7zETGzngaAsBiEALw_wcB#GOR009874565

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    • tomo says:

      pug

      LBC is part of Global

      “Working at Global isn’t just a job – it’s an experience.”

      I get the feeling that the numbers of radio listeners and TV watchers are dropping remorselessly – hardly surprising when the quality of the broadcasters is so abysmal. Pretty obvious that the Global bosses know this as they’re trying to inveigle themselves into the podcasting world… An appendage of the PR, marketing, advertising and propaganda industry.

      I tried listening to O’Brien while waiting around on work assignments in London. The urge to walk across Leicester Square and greet him with a fist on the nose outside the office was strong. Obviously I resisted the impulse – and have only seen / heard accidental Twitter clips since … – he’s an oxygen thief.

      Make him Global West Africa head reporter and have him based in Lagos – I think I might just pay to listen to that 🙂

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      • StewGreen says:

        @Tomo Global tweet that the LBC listenership keeps growing
        3.5m per week
        .. Strangely O’Brien seeming to overtake Ferrari both around 1.4m
        That could be spin , by cherrypicking metrics
        eg Weekly reach is a BS metric
        eg if a trucker listens to Ferrari for 2 hours every day, yet one day forgets to switch off O’Brien until after 5 minutes
        That gets counted as 1 weekly lister reach for Ferrari
        and 1 weekly lister reach for one for O’Brien.

        London listener hours ..about 3 hours each/week
        Provincial about 10 hours each
        So LBC get about 30m hours/week total

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        • tomo says:

          Since Global rely on advertising – being suspicious about the claimed reach of “4 out of 5 Amazon van drivers prefer Wiskas” – is par for the course?

          The numbers are inferred and not direct measurements.

          I was on the BBC radio panel for a while and tbh – I can’t imagine what sort of people stay on a radio panel without a radio station logger … The quality of the data versus actual radio listeners must be just rubbish.

          That said – I could listen to David Lammy on the radio without muttering an expletive (sighs and eye-rolls…) – but Vine and O’Brien cross that line – a fluke tool throw broke one workshop DAB radio 3 years ago when Vine was on. Streamed podcasts and audiobooks save the hardware replacements.

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  46. StewGreen says:

    #WATO on @BBCradio4
    Why when Corbyn sidekick Andrew Fisher said France hasn’t had big electricity price rises

    Did @Sarah_Montague NOT question him
    that France is different cos it’s largely nuclear powered ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      “I’m not sure if bringing on ex-aide to Jeremy Corbyn, Andrew Fisher, once suspended from the Labour Party for backing a class war candidate, to comment on @Keir_Starmer economy speech is evidence of editorial balance #WATO @BBCRadio4”

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    • Expat John says:

      Hey BBC, my French electricity bill has risen 20℅ in a year when my guest rooms are mostly empty and powered down…
      A bit of fact-checking please – after all, you’re so good at it…

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  47. StewGreen says:

    Scottish cricket

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      BBC/Sky etc say an “independent review”.

      Report was by Plan4Sport, who — on top of conducting impartial, unbiased reviews — luckily offer “a range of education and training opportunities for the sport and public sectors covering three core themes: equality, diversity and inclusion, mental health awareness, and leadership development.”

      Scotland does seem to have a problem:

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The War on Bollywood
      Its films have always celebrated a pluralistic India, making the industry—and its Muslim elite—a prime target for Narendra Modi.
      https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/can-bollywood-survive-modi/619008/
      By Aatish Taseer

      …..

      The inquiry team found examples of “children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone”.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-28939089
      …..
      Ahmadis suffer vicious persecution around the world. The main source of fuel for that persecution is in Pakistan, but what happens in Pakistan does not stay in Pakistan.

      I know that from my experience in the Yorkshire market town of Batley. In August 1985, when I was 11 years old, my parents organised an inter-faith meeting in the town hall. It was interrupted and disturbed when, according to West Yorkshire police, more than 1,000 extremists, led by Pakistani hate preachers funded by the Pakistani state, were bused in from around the country. The mob brutally attacked my English mother and my father, a dermatologist; my eldest brother and I; and a Welsh Ahmadi schoolteacher who was with us. My first cousin, a GP, was by chance driving through the market town that day. He saw the mob and saw his family and friends being attacked, so he stopped. He was recognised, pulled from his vehicle and savagely beaten up.

      https://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2020-03-12a.177.0&s=islam+batley#g195.0

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  48. Tabs says:

    Likely cause of mystery child hepatitis outbreak found
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61269586

    Now accepted that covid lockdowns caused it. We had healthy kids locked down to protect the vulnerable and now become the vulnerable themselves.

    The article says, “Cases such as this are rare.”

    Can we have Prof Hannah Fry show us with jelly beans how rare it is?

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

      But Tabs “no one saw it coming”.

      See also inflation:

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  49. Fedup2 says:

    If the UK isn’t suffering enough it seems that next year it will ‘host ‘ the Eurovision queer contest – a pox on them – oh – already done …

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