339 Responses to Start the Week 25 July 2022

  1. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Just placing a link to this article here in case it hasn’t been seen.

    The Big Brother Corporation
    Henry Getley

    -July 25, 2022



    • MarkyMark says:

      A DISPIRITING tale of our times is smugly and gleefully told on the BBC website – where else? – under the headline Climate Change: How to Talk to a Denier.

      Before we go any further, just consider the mocking implication of that headline – climate change ‘deniers’ are simpletons and must be carefully handled.

      The narrative itself is about an American lad, Lance Lawson, who sounds a charming young fellow. Realising that his father was a climate change denier, he bravely set out to steer his errant parent towards the path of righteousness.

      Lance’s father, Brian Anderson, apparently originally saw climate change as completely overblown and said unscrupulous politicians were ‘fearmongering’ for electoral gain.

      But, as time went on, young Lance ‘started realising his father’s views weren’t backed by scientific evidence’ and he decided to challenge him.

      ‘Whenever he drove me to school, I would give my own argument, and he would downplay the evidence,’ Lance tells us. ‘It would force me to acquire new evidence, and that cycle helped expand my own understanding.’

      Lance then asked his father, a religious man, to assume that climate change might be real, and if so, would Brian not have a moral responsibility to take care of what God had provided?

      Brian seems to have had a Road to Damascus moment. ‘Lance spoke in a language that I could appreciate and understand,’ he is reported as saying. ‘You have to approach people in terms of where they’re at.’


      Russia with Simon Reeve
      BBC Two, Sunday 1 October 2017
      This programme suggested that many reindeer populations are in steep decline because of climate change. It would have been more accurate to say that many reindeer populations are threatened by it.

      Government ‘used grossly unethical tactics to scare public into Covid compliance’
      MPs launch investigation after psychologists criticise totalitarian tactics of ‘deploying fear, shame and scapegoating’ during pandemic

      Tony Diver,
      28 January 2022 • 6:11pm
      Psychologists said the ‘nudge’ techniques were questionable and designed to scare people into changing their minds


      • Fedup2 says:

        Maybe it would be helpful if deniers all had to wear a badge – or were concentrated into the same place – call it a ‘camp ‘ ….
        All done for the best of the country / planet …

        … and since they must be mentally impaired a couple of doctors could sign them off for ‘special treatment ‘


      • davylars says:

        Marky Mark

        “A DISPIRITING tale of our times is smugly and gleefully told on the BBC website – where else? – under the headline Climate Change: How to Talk to a Denier.

        Before we go any further, just consider the mocking implication of that headline – climate change ‘deniers’ are simpletons and must be carefully handled.“


        It appears that the BBC are using the same patronising language that certain Christian religious cults use to ‘Brain Wash’ non believers


        noun [ U ]
        UK /ˈbreɪn.wɒʃ.ɪŋ/ US /ˈbreɪn.wɑː.ʃɪŋ/

        the process of making someone believe something by repeatedly telling them that it is true and preventing any other information from reaching them:


      • Kaiser says:

        “‘Whenever he drove me to school” lol


  2. tomo says:


    • pugnazious says:

      That guy’s gonna have his bank account shut by the government…and what he doesn’t realise is that he’s still farming….and they don’t want that…no more farmers is the real goal. We’re all supposed to be hunter gatherers living in harmony with nature.


      • tomo says:


        QuickDick had his card marked ages ago – he keeps getting bumped off my YouTube subscriptions and new video notifications are “erratic”.

        His “Protester Diets” is a real classic


  3. s.trubble says:

    One for Nadine Dorries MP

    bBC Fines

    Can you please look into the addition of a clause in the Charter for this lot which clearly allocates fines against it to be taken from the executive Payroll and /or Pension Fund.

    The extent of the Bashir business should be separated as it represents a clear case of criminal intent which should be a police matter.


  4. pugnazious says:

    Nolan has raised the issue of Stonewall…and the BBC left their re-education programme saying….

    ‘”Being a part of the Diversity Champions Programme has never required the BBC to support the campaigns of Stonewall, nor its policy positions. As a broadcaster, we have our own values and editorial standards.’

    Hmmmm…Nolan raised the issue of Stonewall but would those overarching BBC ‘values and editorial standards’ direct its journalists as a whole to question Stonewall and Trans ideology and lobbying? Probably not…after all how many other BBC presenters have you heard tackle the subject in a genuinely critical rather than totally supportive way? No BBC presenter dares to say anything negative about Trans issues…Nolan aside.

    Would the BBC dare to ask questions like this?




    • MarkyMark says:

      Has the BBC moved from news to social engineering …. YES.
      “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}”


  5. StewGreen says:

    BBC is very diverse is it ?
    .. They same to pend most of their time with the same London Liberal mates

    @BBCradio4 just tweeted
    TV writer Russell T Davies talks about the years he spent caring for his partner Andrew, who died from cancer.

    Listen to Russell’s moving Desert Island Discs:


  6. StewGreen says:

    quote: @BBCRadio4 I enjoyed the adaptation of Mansfield Park.
    But the invention of Fanny’s forthright views on slavery was a step too far.
    It is hard to infer them from the novel.
    Indeed, her marriage into the slave-owning Bertram family implies she may not have held such views.


  7. StewGreen says:

    July 22 @BBCR4Feedback tweet like activists masses of hashtag etc
    Yet got only 4 Likes
    The BBC’s Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin in a frank and revealing interview
    says he is scared by what is happening to the climate
    and discusses how the BBC is covering it.



  8. MarkyMark says:

    Private medical insurance companies are paying corporate client employees up to £200 a night to use the NHS. The bizarre situation has emerged as a response to the escalating costs of private healthcare.

    By encouraging staff to think twice before choosing private care over their local NHS service, insurers such as Bupa save costs and help clients to curb soaring premiums. At a maximum £200 a night, the NHS payment is well below the £1,000 cost of a night in a typical private hospital.



    • Fedup2 says:

      Marky – phi runs at an inflation rate of at least 15% . I usually rely on myself to buy PHI but I used an agent who negotiated a 20% reduction on renewal premium which meant I pay less this year than I did last year ….
      I scrape for the money but anything but the NHS which killed my dad and didn’t help my mum when needed.
      Privatise the bugger…


  9. StewGreen says:

    1 minute video from Reverend Simon Sideways
    “BBC a dying sack of shite, 1.9 million Say F U”
    .. https://youtu.be/wbLQeByq1TE


  10. StewGreen says:

    \\In summary: Kellie-Jay Keen (aka Posie Parker)
    made a video about child safeguarding.
    The police, who haven’t watched it or can even tell her which video it was, have recorded it as a hate crime and, prioritising it over actual crimes, visited her to tell her off for “being untoward about paedophiles”//

    I’ve never heard of her, maybe she’s a Ukipper, a purple skin
    Antifa say it’s OK you can label purple skins as fascist and then it’s OK to punch them.

    \\ Women’s rights campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen has been visited by Wiltshire Police for discussing child safeguarding (particularly against the backdrop of predatory men who wear women’s clothing).
    She was warned that she was “being untoward about paedophiles” //


    • StewGreen says:

      Lotus E have their comments video


    • pugnazious says:

      Not thought of this before but…..if you do ‘Blackface’ as part of showbiz you’re an horrendous racist but if you dress up in drag……???? The BBC celebrates it and creates programmes pushing the ‘lifestyle’.


      • StewGreen says:

        It has been pointed out be before
        “Whitey appropriating black people’s culture BAD”
        “Man saying he’s trans and appropriating women’s culture GOOD”


      • Nibor says:

        Pugnazious ,

        Cultural appropriation ?


  11. StewGreen says:

    PJW new Biden Covid video
    .. https://youtu.be/bTPM6IfdgWc


  12. Thoughtful says:

    It would appear that the town that keeps on giving Oldham is in the news again for all the wrong reasons.

    This time it is because the bodies assumed to be those of four illegal Vietnamese migrants have been found after an old mill which caught fire and burned for four days was being demolished and the site cleared.

    The story is of course not that simple because Burnhams Gestapo are involved. Someone apparantly phoned them up on the 21st July to tell them four Vietnamese illegal migrants were missing and were believed to have been involved in a fire.

    This of course raises many many questions none of which will be answered such as who made that call and why did it take them so long to call as the fire happened in May. How did such a person know these individuals had been involved in a fire and how were they aware they were vietnamese illegals?

    The next statement raises even more questions ” the case has been referred to GMP’s Professional Standards Bureau.” Why would this need to be refered to the PSB unless the Gestapo had done something wrong or knew about the incident and failed to take appropriate action (presumably arresting foreign illegals is not in Burnhams instruction manual?)

    “GMP’s Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts said: ‘Victims and the bereaved are at the forefront of our investigations into deaths. ” How can they be when they are halfway across the world unless they have now come forward but in which case why are they not being questioned as to how the illegal entry into the UK was effected? Were these the dinghy people who have gone missing?

    Finally it would appear that the inevitable has finally happened. Illegal migrants intent on setting up yet another canabis farm had been fiddling with the electrics in order to steal it, and it all went wrong, the mill set ablaze and they paid with their lives.

    This would be a salutory lesson, one we are constantly being told is inevtably going to happen one day and yet now when it probably has we all have to be quiet and respectful.

    This has shades of the illegal Chinese cockle pickers written all over it, and our neo Nazi state will no doubt once again seek to find White British people to blame for their own inadquacies over the ability to police the countries borders effectively.



  13. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news PR
    Social Market Foundation says that women who have kids have lifetime earnings that are less than women who don’t.

    “Childcare is getting more expensive”
    Yes, when I was a kid I never heard of anyone paying for childcare
    .. kids stayed with relatives like Grandma etc.


    • StewGreen says:

      First Item on ITV newsPR was a woman whose story local papers told 5 days ago, last Wednesday.
      On hot Tuesday she’d gone out with her kids
      leaving her pet dog, cat, rabbit inside her house.
      Her house which had a double tennis court sized piece of waste land the other side of her house with the B&M car park across the other side.
      That wasteland was 4 ft high dry grass, it caught fire spreading flames over her fence to her shed and garage then to the neighbors, then to the houses too.
      So sh gets back and the cops say ..nope she can’t go in.

      I know of similar wastelands, but they kept mown, why didn’t anyone think of it there.
      Someone must own that land.

      Anyway is that it ?
      Last week we were promised THOUSANDS of deaths.
      What was the actual body count ?


      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        What was the bodycount? One dog, one cat, and one rabbit by the sound of things, sad, but hardly a national crisis, but then everything is a national crisis according to the BBC these days, we live in the land of national crises.


  14. StewGreen says:

    Next ITV item “South Asian Heritage month” item
    Amir who arrived from Uganda 50 years ago.
    “He used to work at ITV too”


  15. pugnazious says:

    The BBC not at all interested in Starmer getting the ‘hair-dryer’ treatment from locals as he eats out…..you know full well, because we’ve all seen it before, that the BBC would gleefully report this if it was Boris..there would be endless quips and replays of it….Chiles would have a meltdown on his programme mocking it relentlessly…



    • tomo says:

      He seems to be a bit of a magnet ?

      Reckon his peeps must feel like they’re walking on Pringles…


  16. StewGreen says:

    BBC local newsPR
    Prof Ahmed a Lincolnshire NHS clinician who was in charge of BAME rights , and had 20 years working there.
    After a 4 year battle a tribunal has ruled his dismissal for bullying was unfair, cos of a string of things
    eg the allegations against him were historical against him

    The reporter has been sent to interview him inside the mosque
    so for the first time we see her wearing a headscarf.
    Prof “it was heartbreaking cos the bundle of accusations arrived right on the holy day of Eid”
    .. emm why should that make a difference ?
    Such things should be sent as quick as possible.


  17. Sluff says:

    Bear with me. I’ve had a thought.

    I’ve mentioned recently the BBC’s ‘crisis invention’ department, The other day we were treated to the ‘rural housing crisis’ which came out of nowhere i.e. the editorial team’s anti-government brainstorming meetings.

    Today we moved on to the ‘NHS workforce recruitment and staffing crisis’.

    OK so let’s accept there is one. In fact we are told constantly by the BBC and MSM about the various NHS crises. Long queues at over-worked A and E, the grind and backlog of covid, the overstressed employees coping with covid and staff absences, perennial shortages of midwives, nurses, doctors, etc.

    So now consider a young person doing A levels and thinking of some sort of career in the NHS. Radiology/X Rays, lab testing, Podiatry, Physiotherapy. With all the above, endless negativity by the BBC, would you want to work there? Or would you look for another career altogether? And thus the claimed staff shortages persist.

    I mention this because over the past couple of years I have used all the above hospital services. And do you know what? I’ve never seen anyone stressed or overworked . The physios just went about their work, with a good half hour per patient and time for a cheery smile and a little joke here and there. At the podiatrists, all was calm and unhurried. More recently over at XRay, I waited a reasonable 20 minutes for a walk-in service and then into the XRay room, all was quiet and serene, and the radiology technicians who actually take the X Rays went ahead calmly and professionally.

    In other words, much of the NHS is not in crisis, over-worked and stressed out but quite a decent place to work.

    But you would never guess that from the BBC propaganda.
    Methinks the BBC and it’s fellow travellers could be contributing more to the NHS ‘staff shortages’ than covid, pay levels, and waiting lists put together.

    What a pity most of the public, after 75 years of pro-NHS propaganda, cannot countenance such a possibility.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I fear anything starting with

      ‘Bear with me I’ve had a thought ‘…

      …I would have made good doctor – I had the science A levels but not quite the grades – and no connections –

      But careers advice back in the 70s was dire – so I went a different way from the medical mafia – now I’d recommend anyone doing it to get trained by that State – get a CV then take the skill as far away from Blighty to somewhere still nice …….
      I reckon radiography is The Place to Be ….


  18. Northern Voter says:

    Sort of sideways Boris Bashing Crazies, but, I was perusing the online edition of tomorrow’s budgie cage liner and there was David (everybody loves him?) Beckham. He’s with his wife and kids holidaying on a boat in the med. It’s costing him Gary Lineker’s annual wage for a week. Gazzer must be spitting feathers.


  19. brexiteerkent says:

    Multiple media outlets reporting on a “Group of men” sexually assaulting women on Brighton beach.

    Not one of them has any kind of description of the group .. I wonder why !!

    In the old days police used to provide descriptions .. Remember ‘crimewatch’ etc ..

    “Police are looking for some men ” .. Well that’s really helpful.

    Hmmm.. Seems one is ” from London” hmmm..



    • taffman says:

      Message to BBC…………..
      “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
      A majority of the people in GB know what you are up to .


      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        I’m a man, but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t sexually assaulting women on the beach at Brighton recently… or, ever, come to think of it… am pretty certain I’d recall if I’d had a day out doing a bit of sexual assaulting, that doesn’t seem like the kind of thing you’d forget.


  20. taffman says:

    “Gazprom: Nord Stream 1 supply to EU to be cut further”

    A message to Rejoiners , aren’t you glad we left?


  21. Fedup2 says:

    Taffman – yea – as predicted – restart it at 40% then from it and get the krauts panicking … but up goes the October price hike …


  22. Fedup2 says:

    I saw that the current leader of the red Labour Party made a speech accompanied by Far Right Flags – AKA the Union Flag … any sniggering from beeboids ?


  23. Fedup2 says:

    If you get a chance – listen to the Steyn show on GBNews Monday night – like TV / radio from another planet … OFCOM must be suffering from sudden death syndrome – like a lot of vaccinated people it seems …


  24. Fedup2 says:


    The former chancellor using Project Fear against Liz Truss – not working – very interesting that he doesn’t seem to be appealing to the Tory electorate but to the general public listening ….
    Big mistake in my view… but I’ve got a bet on Elizabeth truss to win …


    • Sluff says:

      The amount of policy-on-the- hoof is absolutely desperate and has no democratic legitimacy.

      They signed up to a manifesto in 2019 which has been barely delivered. We don’t need endless whizz ideas, we need a sense of delivery, sound government, competently managed, and prepared to tackle the civil service, borders, healthcare backlog, and useless public services. We also need sound money to deliver some of that in a manner which does not bankrupt the country.


  25. StewGreen says:

    I find it bizarre that Leilani Münter a person we have never heard of who RETIRED from competition 3 year ago
    and is now a POLITICAL lobbyist for “Driving Extinction” is all over the BBC today cos some random BBC managers have chosen her as winner of BBC’s Evergreen Athlete Award
    so they can promote a wider green award public vote in October

    “another dime” That’s meaningless #PRtrickery words
    of course she buys things all the time that have petrol products in them


    • StewGreen says:

      more https://twitter.com/Jools_Orca/status/1551658026163109889
      .. https://twitter.com/BBCWomansHour/status/1551541524537696259
      .. https://twitter.com/BBCWomansHour/status/1551502271703293952

      The BBC article omits her involvement as a patron of Population Matters and Population Institute Canada.
      I guess they’re fearful of offending the PC, growth addicted, religious, and pro-natalist crowds.

      Leilani Münter’s own Twitter is not a cesspit of hate
      but it is the normal naive dreamery
      all the liberal tickboxes ..masking, Covid fear , praise for Democrats etc
      low key sneering at Republican voices


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      🗣 “I’m never gonna give another dime to the oil industry!”

      Ok love.

      Not the faintest grasp of reality.


    • Halifax says:

      I take it she is having those UPVC windows uninstalled.


      • Guest Who says:

        Luckily, being the BBC, she will be well insulated from any narrative compromising questions.


    • Guest Who says:

      So misread that Twitter @

      Interesting that @BBCSport often gets almost five engagements.


    • G says:

      Please, I don’t understand. Can anyone explain?

      Seems she drives a racing car. That will not run on anything that is not produced by an oil company. Correct? So, in essence she is halting her career to avoid anything that puts, “another dime to the oil industry”. If that is the case, well done to her for standing on her principles…………………..


  26. Zelazek says:

    In my opinion Sunak has started out too aggressively in this debate. Seems to be trying to rattle Truss by browbeating her. Perhaps he doesn’t realise that the British don’t like bullies.


  27. Fedup2 says:

    Noted …

    Listening to sunak – he has spent serious money being prepped for this game .

    I really cannot see his approach ticking boxes with the conservative non London electorate …

    .. the stuff about how much sunak spends on clothing v The Truss Earings … inevitable when sunak is funded by foreign money whereas Truss runs a ‘basic ‘ campaign …

    Apparently sunak is the MP for Richmond – Yorkshire – I wonder what connection he really has with it?
    Truss is the MP for north Norfolk – which means she should have 6 fingers and married to her dad or brother ….


    • StewGreen says:

      You do know that the media are going soft on the Tories, holding back
      and that once someone is elected
      the media’ll starting dripping there dossier of gotcha stories.


  28. Sluff says:

    Has it been mentioned this morning the BBC reported live from Dover where………….there were no queues.

    How nice to see the egg-on-face when the BBC doom-and-gloom plan for the day falls spectacularly flat.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Sluff Sluff – you didn’t read my post – there were queues of bbc reporters on the m20 readily telling us brexit had failed and those nice frenchies where doing their best to get the enemy english into their country …


      • Sluff says:

        It’s a fair cop. But duplication is better than the omission we often get from the BBC when it suits……


        • Fedup2 says:

          Sluff Sluff Sluff – yes the message is the same …

          I was listening to the sunak v truss fight with a bbc droid who usually does the football, – c word – anything for money eh ? Colin Murray … ? Reciting the bbc line for money …the poor man’s ‘ chiles …


  29. Fedup2 says:

    The Scottish cricket association has resigned because of racism – the English were most hated followed by the welsh and catholic Irish … Pakistanis welcome …


    • Flotsam says:

      Scottish cricket:
      Apparently the make up of the Committee has been engineered to have men 40%, women 40% and ethnic 20%. How ridiculous, the men’s game vastly outnumbers the women’s and how can 20% ethnic be a fair representation of the population.
      The recommendation is to be as follows:

      The diversity of Board members should be a minimum of 40% men and 40% women, ensuring that a minimum of 25% of the total Board makeup come from of Black, South-East Asian, or other mixed or multiple ethnic groups.


      • BRISSLES says:

        I wonder how many whiteys there are on the Pakistani Cricket Board.

        I can imagine there was some choice language as the Board all walked out, like “let ’em f……..g get on with it”.

        What isn’t realised is that this just creates more racial disharmony, particularly in a dressing room setting. We’ve all had crap and banter to put up with, its called life. If its not skin colour, then its regional accents, hair colour, being left handed etc. we may not like it, but most give as good as they get, or treat it with humour. Humour is not readily available in the make up of our ethnic friends.


  30. Guest Who says:

    It’s the little things.

    The thick blonde media ones especially.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Thank Christ I don’t subscribe to Twatter, when all it does is give a voice to the angry, repressed and the overtly envious.


    • Nibor says:

      A lorry – driven by what nationality ?


  31. Thoughtful says:


    Scarey stuff, well worth watching and along with Charles Nenner he’s predicting a war next year together with food shortages in the West.

    Well worth a watch especially for his opinion on the Wests politicians.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Thank you 40 minutes of gloom ., my biggest criticism would be that there is an assumption that the US is being run in a sane way ….


      • Thoughtful says:

        One takeaway for me was the way the criminal Mafia Democrat party are illegally sanctioning Russian individuals with other European leaders simply tagging along in unquestioning fashion.

        It reminds me of the way they are behaving in the US going after individuals who oppose them, except this is going to have serious long term consequences for the US Dollar as countries look to move away from using it as the reserve currency.


  32. StewGreen says:

    Belfield case
    Witness Hewis who published and then retracted the letter defaming Belfied
    ‘You know this Belfield is scary, he published a picture which shows my family’
    AB ‘Wasn’t that picture just your Facebook profile photo ?’
    ‘Yes it was’

    Hewis ‘AB published a pic of our family’s baby’s scan’
    AB ‘Wasn’t that publicly tweeted by you ?
    and didn’t it have a town identifier on it ?
    an identifier I used to work out which police force to report the defamation to’
    Hewis ‘ I was cared I saw a person like Belfield in the street’
    ‘Yes but that turned out to be someone completely different’
    ..it continues like that
    Then he said the BBC Northampton DJ who actually wrote the defamation wasn’t being truthful entirely

    Witness the BBC Northampton manager
    As usual a lot of contradictions
    eg saying that lots of emails ‘possibly 100’ had some in from Belfield , but they weren’t addressed to her just CC’d and she didn’t know what it was about.
    ‘We don’t get many complaint letters at the BBC’
    said dealing with ABs letters was overwhelming
    .. Actually she had been away on maternity leave for 2 years during all of this.
    Said DJ was in tears since 2015 over AB asking him about the letter. Said AB;s habit of CC’ing bosses into the emails to the DJ was micro-aggression.
    Then she said the DJ had talked about buying a rope in April 2021
    (That’s strange cos that seems to be AFTER police say they started court process against AB The charges are “between November 2012 and March 2021.”
    She said the DJ told her he’d created the defamation email, then she said he hadn’t told her, then he’d never seen it .
    (That is weird cos AB’s repeated emails were cos he wanted the DJ to deny or confirm he’d created the defamation, and the DJ wouldn’t answer)
    Tue/Wed it will be the final witness Dehaney and then at the end of the week AB is questioned .
    I think Dehney is the blogger that took the withdrawn defamation email and kept reposting it. And then when AB complained ..said that AB was harassing him

    I spot a tweet from AB talking about suing the BBC cos they made him start a company He accuses them of bullying
    I tried to sue @BBC over IR35.
    They typically used all their power, pubiic £ and external barristers to make sure I didn’t get to court.


  33. pugnazious says:

    The US MSM censors more, spreads more disinformation and stifles debate more than even in the old Soviet Russia.

    Go news for Russell….it ain’t just the US MSM…..


    • BRISSLES says:

      What’s happened with this bloke ? He’s gone from being the biggest idiot on the planet, to suddenly having this enlightened re-incarnation of sussing out those who really rule the world. Bit late to the party Russell but you’ll get a young audience.


  34. StewGreen says:

    WGAP has put up video of BBC studio panelists who seem to be 3 black people praising the podium where all 12 medal winners are black from the 3 teams
    .. https://youtu.be/YIu4hf7pEVA


  35. Nibor says:

    In Re the Dover queues .

    Families of all nationalities are goaded by the French for simply wishing to visit their country (and return ) . Even though they have all the correct paperwork for their journey .

    Lorry drivers (98% EU citizens ) are held up because ; well experience tells me because cantankerous officials can do that .

    With my international truck drivers hat on I can tell you that to drive in the EU you need documents for ;
    The load
    The vehicle .
    If any anomaly was seen in any of the above

    You were STOPPED . No further progress of your journey was allowed . It was an arrest of movement .
    No appeal allowed .
    And absolutely you could not pass through borders .

    [ also on Sundays , saints days , public holidays , election days and saturdays( after 3pm )you could not drive a truck EVEN IF YOU HAD ALL THE CORRECT DOCUMENTS ]

    Meanwhile “undocumented” people who are not EU citizens are freely roaming in France .


  36. Halifax says:

    England Women play Sweeden tonight in the semis and I will be watching .
    The BBC has gone from mass coverage of the event to not a mention on the BBC News website. Anybody got any ideas why ????


    • Guest Who says:

      No, but by sheer coincidence the headline on the BBC Moaning Emole is “Lionesses set for semi”.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I limit my BBC intake because it is bad for my health . Whenever wimmins ‘ tedious ‘soccer ball ‘ is mentioned the off switch is used . The BBC invented a nickname for so called England team which they push and push .

        They crow about viewing figures – which I suggest are an expression of withdrawal symptoms from real footy …..

        It’s only a couple of weeks until the real footy starts again …

        Elsewhere – I don’t know if there was much difference in perception between the TV and radio versions of the truss sunak fight – which I think should have been stopped in the 4th round .

        I think the richi camp is spending huge resources rehearsing him – my mum was a chemist – I worked in an Indian restaurant – I blew up the UK economy sez rishi – at the preset moment –
        The more I hear of the sunak the less I think he’ll get the job . Whether truss is any good – who knows ?
        The best either can do is try to mitigate the coming hardship …. Which for some will be interesting when their ‘working from home ‘ translates into ‘not working at all ‘….. with a whole new life / work balance …


  37. JohnC says:

    Honestly, you just couldn’t make it up:

    Disabled player’s wheelchair missing after flight

    WTF has happened in the BBC to make stories like this headline news ?. And they’ve done their best to load it up with empathy as usual.

    “It means I can’t train properly with my team, which makes it harder for them to prepare.”

    “I still have my old chair but this one is completely different, it took two months to have it custom built.”

    “The height, the support, it is specifically for me and a different chair would affect not only my performance but my safety as well.”


    Who decided this story should be so prominent ?. They should be sacked with immediate effect and someone who knows what the word ‘news’ in ‘BBC news’ actually means.


  38. JohnC says:

    This is what the US Army – under Joe Biden and the Democrats – has been turned into.

    I wonder what all the Emma’s will do the first time they are anywhere near a shell exploding. The world is a very different place when the virtue-signalling stops and reality takes over.


  39. JohnC says:

    Ukraine war: Russia waging gas war with Nord Stream 1 cuts – Zelensky

    Ukraine has accused Moscow of waging a “gas war” against Europe and cutting supplies to inflict “terror” on people.

    The propaganda is thick in this war. Except the claims from one side are presented to us as ‘news’ by the BBC and the other as the ramblings of crazed madmen.

    It seems to me like it’s only a matter of time before Russia takes action against the West considering what we are doing to aid their enemy (particularly us and the USA). I completely expect them to cut the gas.

    Is Ukraine worth WW3 ?. It seems to me this is just another tit-for-tat escalation. I see no solution to this conflict at the moment – only East vs West and neither has any interest in ending it.

    With Ukraine caught in the middle and doing all the dying.


    • Doublethinker says:

      Just to be clear I’m not a Putin supporter.
      Cutting off the supply of weapons to your enemy is the sensible thing to do. By giving the EU public a little taster of what Russia can do to them by just reducing gas flow in summer let alone a total shut off in winter, Putin is piling pressure on the EU to reduce the flow of weapons to Ukraine and lift any sanctions against Russia.
      It doesn’t seem to cost Russia much because they have alternative markets in China and India . The Russian strategy would have been more effective if they had started the war in summer and played the gas card just as the EU storage was at its annual low.
      Dear old Mutti Merkel set the EU up right enough.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Presumably putin is willing to run a war of attrition – whether militarily or economically ….

        With all the noise I don’t know whether the Russian economy can collapse or whether the Ukraine military is losing more people and kit than the Russians – in proportion .
        Answers welcome …

        … 3 months to the Russian winter ?


        • Guest Who says:

          Casualties of something…

          Clive of Kviv there with Ellie Golding to prep Eurowar?


        • JohnC says:

          From the channel I watch, it seems the war now is basically the Russians working out where the Ukranians are then putting under a lot of artillery fire. I don’t think there is a lot of direct fighting going on.

          That’s why their progress is so slow. Apparently a lot of Ukrainian units are down to 50% of their strength. The Russian tactic at the moment is to simply remove the Ukranians ability to wage war by attrition.

          At the start Russian losses were huge and the BBC still refer to that to infer Russia is losing – but now I think it’s mostly Ukraine who are taking the casualties.

          I expect it can continue as long as Putin wants it to. I don’t think Russia’s economic position is as bad as we are being told because a lot of the world is on their side. Many countries really hate the USA (and us) who they see as being behind it all.

          Incidentally just before Zelensky arrested all those people for treason, Russia hit a big meeting of Ukranians and Western ‘advisers’ with a missile. Something our media didn’t report.


          • Fedup2 says:

            Thanks I reckon the likes of the krauts / French will do all they can to undermine Ukraine in order to get the EU economy back where they want it – what the Russians do to Ukraine isn’t really of interest as long as the raw materials get going again. ….

            Perhaps the war will come down to a battle of private militaries …


            • JohnC says:

              What worries me most is that the USA+EU want Ukraine as badly as Russia does – so nobody is going to try and stop it. So every so often, something bad will happen and it will all escalate another notch.


  40. AsISeeIt says:

    Who is your horse? – asks Coral the bookmaker’s advertising copy on the frontpage of today’s Sun. Take time to think – counters the Be Gamble Aware quango’s cautionary health warning. This new campaign slogan having replaced their former legend: When The Fun Stops, Stop.

    And what better intro could there be to our modest review of the print media consideration of the BBC’s Conservative leadership TV debate?

    The prevailing liberal media take on the two Tory horse race is that this time it’s personal: Bitter Tory rivals get personal (Times)

    The left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper sneaks in a reference to the Nasty Party jibe: Gloves are off: Tory contest turning nasty.

    And should you doubt for a moment that headline copy was a deliberate lefty dog whistle – this subheader spells it out: Tories risk return to being known as ‘nasty party’ and jeopardising next election, grandees warn – or so the ‘i’ newspaper would hope.

    Presumably the corporate advertising sheet, the giveaway Metro, is likewise banking on Labour: Blue on blue warfare. You’ll lose us the next election. Sunak and Truss scrap in TV debate – what could it be about the second referendum EU rejoiner Keir Starmer that first attracted the cheap labour-loving supermarketeers whose adverts punctuate the freebie ad sheet?

    Sherelle Jacobs talks sense in the Telegraph but sadly – as so very typical of columnists in that organ – she is whistfully whistling in the wind: Sunak’s and Truss’s ideas are too similar – give members a genuine choice – that boat has sailed, luv.

    The FT senses whoever succeeds to the figurehead job of PM, it will still be business as usual – as the globalist orientated pink frontpage ignores the Tory contest and that TV debate other titles seem to imagine is such big news.

    The great divide… tax cuts now or later – suggests the Express… and this reader is not absolutely sure whether the Express is completely serious about that being such a great divide? I really can’t take seriously a newspaper that flies the Ukrainian flag on its masthead – any more than I can some trendy cafe that irrelevantly does so.

    The knives are out frontpage of the Labour-supporting Daily Mirror – but this time atypically not for the Tories: Kids sold deadly knives – pictured are a fine array of kitchenware even Gordon Ramsay that scurge of duff chefs in his Kitchen Nightmares would struggle to criticise: Lethal spree with Martha haul of illegally sold knives

    Martha is by the way a sensible-looking white girl whose mum may very well have sent her to the shops for some cooking implements. By all means get back to us with your shocking Exclusive Mirror probe when Marcus, a male black youth, is your: Undercover 16-year-old with no ID able to buy blades in 15 out of 23 stores.


  41. Guest Who says:

    There are those who are not keen on Twitter.

    Treated properly, it has its uses. As in Darwinian award winning political posts.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Someone in the comments asked if the humble crofter is using a chinook . Also – apparently crofters should be making hay ….


  42. Guest Who says:


  43. Guest Who says:

    The BBC Not News is awesome.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Telford? NHS Diversity Managers? Slave Payments? Churchill in a box? MPs £2.2K Payrise.


    • taffman says:

      “Not a single mention of illegal immigration, or the record numbers of legal migrants either.”
      “The whole Westminster system is out of touch.”

      Questions :
      Have the Tories signed some secret deal with the French to offload them of all their ‘illegals’ ?

      Has Al Beeb received instructions not to report the true number and frequency of the Dover landings?
      IMHO Nigel Farage should be our Prime Minister. He is the only one in politics with his ‘finger on the pulse’.


  44. Guest Who says:

    Wonder if Gav’s NHS is overwhelmed?



  45. Guest Who says:

    Prezza given up on the Climate Rapporteur gig?

    Hope the office table is FSC approved.


    • MarkyMark says:

      O’Brien’s manner grew stern again. He laid his hand on the dial.

      ‘On the contrary,’ he said, ‘you have not controlled it. That is what has brought you here. You are here because you have failed in humility, in self-discipline. You would not make the act of submission which is the price of sanity. You preferred to be a lunatic, a minority of one. Only the disciplined mind can see reality, Winston. You believe that reality is something objective, external, existing in its own right. You also believe that the nature of reality is self-evident. When you delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you. But I tell you, Winston, that reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal. Whatever the Party holds to be the truth, is truth. It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party. That is the fact that you have got to relearn, Winston. It needs an act of self-destruction, an effort of the will. You must humble yourself before you can become sane.’

      He paused for a few moments, as though to allow what he had been saying to sink in.

      ‘Do you remember,’ he went on, ‘writing in your diary, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four”?’

      ‘Yes,’ said Winston.

      O’Brien held up his left hand, its back towards Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended.

      ‘How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?’


      ‘And if the party says that it is not four but five — then how many?’


      The word ended in a gasp of pain. The needle of the dial had shot up to fifty-five. The sweat had sprung out all over Winston’s body. The air tore into his lungs and issued again in deep groans which even by clenching his teeth he could not stop. O’Brien watched him, the four fingers still extended. He drew back the lever. This time the pain was only slightly eased.

      ‘How many fingers, Winston?’


      The needle went up to sixty.

      ‘How many fingers, Winston?’

      ‘Four! Four! What else can I say? Four!’

      The needle must have risen again, but he did not look at it. The heavy, stern face and the four fingers filled his vision. The fingers stood up before his eyes like pillars, enormous, blurry, and seeming to vibrate, but unmistakably four.

      ‘How many fingers, Winston?’

      ‘Four! Stop it, stop it! How can you go on? Four! Four!’

      ‘How many fingers, Winston?’

      ‘Five! Five! Five!’

      ‘No, Winston, that is no use. You are lying. You still think there are four. How many fingers, please?’

      ‘Four! five! Four! Anything you like. Only stop it, stop the pain!’



  46. Guest Who says:

    Soph in the studio, dressed in Pravda, with the Poodle, for the Graun, via…


  47. tomo says:


  48. Guest Who says:

    Woah… Sir Boaty needs a frock and a modded C5, stat…


    • 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.


  49. Fedup2 says:

    Robinson interviewing starmer over a phone cable . Starmer admits he has dumped his 10 point plan used to get himself the top red labour job ….
    He droned . Eyelids closed … but then ‘technical trouble ‘… the line dropped …. But starmer kept going .. the line came back – starmer still going – then the fun was stopped ….
    I was a little suspicious that a starmer helper was listening to him dropping himself in it being a bit too truthful and pulled the plug …..


    • Guest Who says:

      The media knows who talks sense.


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      Robinson’s Tourette’s Syndrome seemed to be somewhat in remission during this interview which, unusually, I listened to.

      Mea maxima culpa.

      Any suggestions as to why? Has he had treatment or coaching a la Peston? Or does the malady subside when he’s not interviewing Tories?


  50. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Listening to bbbc radio Newcastle about the ‘debate’ last night and you would think that their man won hands down.
    Lots of positives about him with Liz getting faint praise.

    She had a couple of stand out mic drop wins which were not even mentioned.

    Rishi accused her of something in a book about China but her reply was that the book was a collaboration and she wrote the chapter on education but the part he was accusing her of was written by his own supporter Raabe.

    No mention of Rishi continuously talking (shouting almost) over her all the time. I think Liz once interrupted him but he was doing it all the time. The bbbc said they both interrupted each other.

    On Facebook there are many threads about the debate and 99% say the same thing. Rishi was interrupting her and bullying her throughout the whole debate. All the comments say this.
    Liz rose above his shouting all the time. If she had joined in with him it would have been a slanging match.

    Don’t believe a word of the bbbc reports on this debate, their man was rubbish and Liz was undoubtedly the winner.

    If you don’t know who to support, the bbbc want Rishi. That should help you make your mind up.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Emmanuel, “If you don’t know who to support, the bbbc want Rishi. That should help you make your mind up.”

      Classic Soviet ‘trick’ ….. or something else?

      The Party members will have to decide. Am glad I am not a Party member.