489 Responses to Midweek 27 July 2022

  1. Kaiser says:

    first again

    ta daaaa

    i would complain about the so called BBC

    but im too busy ignoring the wammins foozball to bother going there


    • Halifax says:

      I have to say that the England women’s team who have given a thumbs down to wokery by playing people who are good enough and not because they need to reach diversity quotas are a breath of fresh air. They have stuck with the same 11 throughout despite being ridiculed by the BBC.

      From a footballing perspective against thier peers England are patient and physical. Let’s hope the England mens team are watching.

      So I’m the least woke of the none woke but credit where credit is due the England women’s team are magnificent, deserve the plaudits and lets hope, for once we get good luck in the final.


      • Fedup2 says:



        • Foscari says:

          Before I write my rant. I am going to apologize if I am
          wrong . So please somebody let me know if I am .
          Was the main news item last evening before England ladies
          played the Swedish ladies in the EUFA semi final in
          Sheffield the absolute major news on ITV, Channel 4 , 5
          Sky, Or any other TV news outlet in the UK?
          When I mean major The first . 30% of the allotted 30 minutes of
          the 6PM news on the BBC was taken up by covering it.
          Very well done English ladies BUT because the BBC , which shows
          very little top live sport ,made the football match as if was
          England were playing in the World Cup final in Qatar. Why is
          this? Diversity? Yes they are all women I believe, but the
          first eleven are all white, which the BBC are very much
          opposed to. In the name of diversity, positive discrimination,
          inclusiveness etc. All very strange to me.
          Or maybe it’s a chance to show us over and over
          again the adverts for the “Caribbean Games” taking place
          in Birmingham next week. Which of course is being covered
          exclusively by the BBC. Let’s see if the BBC are up in arms
          about diversity when all the sprint and relay events are won
          exclusively by “ethnic” athletes.


          • Fedup2 says:

            Foscari – I find it repulsive . Footy is a male bastion – a long tradition for men . But now – it isn’t – it went wrong when grounds went ‘family friendly ‘ and supporters standing up were dragged out and shot outside the ground – or stadium – as it’s now called …

            I will never watch wimmins soccer ball – even the prem is a bit ‘toppy’ now – and very foreign ….

            The whole thing is driven by the BBC . I hate it .


            • markh says:

              Absolutely. BBC Sports ‘Personality’ Of The Year, which has been unwatchable for years, will be especially awful this time round.


            • BRISSLES says:

              I might be female, but I wouldn’t cross the road to watch any team game that is traditionally for the boys played by women. There is something unedifying watching flicking ponytails and sturdy knees doing rugby tackles and taking penalties. Cricket is still a girly version of the blokes games, because they don’t have the ‘punch’ that a masculine arm can give. I even give hockey a really wide berth, despite playing it at school (I was put in goal and it was far too violent for me !!!)


        • NCBBC says:

          The elite that has taken almost all the money is now after everything else as well | Neil Oliver

          The Climate Change racket continue till we are all reduced to begging for food or submit


      • Mrs Kitty says:

        Still taking the knee though so not completely non woke. After being a lifelong footy fan I vowed not to watch any doing that. I don’t miss it I know when it has started as I hear the scream from Mr Kitty “ get off your f&ing knees.”


  2. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    There’s a new group on Facebook called:

    Mark Steyn appreciation group

    It’s 24 hours old and already has 1400 followers.

    If you’re interested just put that in the search box to see it and click on follow if you want to join the group.

    He was brilliant again tonight. The best thing on tv.


    • Deborah says:

      I would join but don’t do Facebook.


      • Fred Stubber says:

        Well do it then. I use it, but very selectively. It can be very useful.



    • StewGreen says:

      Facebook Groups
      Mark Steyn Appreciation Group
      BIN the BBC and the Licence Fee


    • theisland says:

      In case anyone missed it last night.
      Mark Steyn | Tuesday 26th July

      Mark for PM !!


      • Fedup2 says:

        Thanks for the link – been watching it – it will be a sad day when he is taken down – which he will be ….


        • Fedup2 says:

          By the way – the anger mr steyn showed at a twitter respondent denying the paki rae gangs was a very unusual thing to see on UK TV – and it didnt look ‘ confected’ ( an in word )


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  3. StewGreen says:

    Interesting that the narrative is
    “Liz Kershaw has been sacked cos she i an over 60s woman”

    FFS it’s obvious Kershaw is non-woke

    right now she says “I wanted a guest, but I was told I couldn’t have him cos we hadn’t filled the quota of 25% BAME ”
    ..Seems like she is going to be doing some mornings on GBnews


    • StewGreen says:

      More HateyLefties



      • BRISSLES says:

        I’m glad she made mention of June Sarpong getting almost 200,000 for a few hours work a week. The left might love the diversity percentage quota she instilled, but wonder how they feel about her salary ! doesn’t quite square with their leftist values does it. I wonder if anyone has bothered to mention that in their Twatter replies.


  4. digg says:

    The deplorable demoRAT conspiracy with big tech in the USA is beginning to fall apart…


    I hope they hang ’em out to dry, it’s v good news for Trump I guess.

    Certainly a huge problem for the Dems in the mid-terms!

    I think US citizens are going to give them a huge kicking and rightly so the toads.


  5. StewGreen says:

    History Debunked
    “How the Big Issue, founded to help homeless people, became a business opportunity for foreigners”


    • Eddy Booth says:

      Time it was closed down. Basically legalised begging for gold toothed Romanian gypsies.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Prince William has described how a childhood visit to a homeless shelter with his mother inspired his commitment to helping homelessness charities. Earlier this month, he took to London’s streets to sell the Big Issue, a magazine which is sold by the homeless and long-termed unemployed.20 Jun 2022


  6. taffman says:

    “SAS killings: Ministry of Defence proposes judge-led review”
    Could this be the final nail in their coffin ?


    • JohnC says:

      ‘The review proposed by the MoD would only examine the way the allegations were handled, rather than the underlying killings. The MoD has said that military police have already conducted extensive investigations into the killings and failed to find sufficient evidence to prosecute.’

      When the Left want blood, only blood will shut them up. All the BBC feminists, gays, anti-British BAME and liberal pacifists will despise the ‘toxic masculinity’ of the SAS and won’t stop their campaign until they destroy it.

      Anyone criticising the SAS should be forced to walk a mile in their shoes first.


  7. StewGreen says:

    Meme The Left have a YouTube channel


  8. Deborah says:

    Just before last weekend, forecasters were predicting this coming weekend temperatures would be back in the 80s. Latest forecasts are about 73, including London. And they can predict 50 years hence?


  9. JohnC says:

    EU allows get-out clause in Russian gas cut deal

    I almost burst out laughing at this article where the BBC are desperately trying to show the EU in a positive light.

    Apparently they have all agreed to cut gas useage by 15% except for a long list of exceptions to get all the countries who objected to agree to the final text.

    ‘But Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, said initial calculations indicated that even if all exemptions to ration were used, the EU as a whole would still reduce demand to a level “that would help us safely through an average winter”‘

    That statement has ‘lie’ written all over it. The plain fact is that if they keep supplying Ukraine with weapons, Russia are going to cut it off completely.

    But what really got my attention was the HYS comments. Nearly all are common sense and pointing out what’s going to go wrong. It’s a complete contrast to the flood of spiteful, childish rubbish they suddenly fill up with when it’s about Boris or a real agenda piece.

    The BBC are like IMDB now. Everything is OK until it has some agenda compoenent so the Leftist activists get involved and they destroy any worth it had.

    They would say ‘The ends justify the means’. As did Hitler.


    • G says:

      Its now common practice, everywhere: it consists of tying ourselves up tightly in knots to achieve total disaster. Laws and regulations tripping over others it conflicts with because research was not done properly at the outset. All part of the game with rules no one possesses or understands anymore. It is all falling apart.

      Eg. After years, happily, with Ebay (and thousands of pounds paid over), a month or so ago I receive email ‘your account now has enhanced security’. So ‘enhanced’ that I cannot access it at all. Nothing spent on that account for over a month. Best thing is (and typical every where you look/go now), they don’t care – you cannot talk to a human being anymore. Small correction: ‘talk to a proper English speaker’


    • Peter Grimes says:

      “ The plain fact is that if they keep supplying Ukraine with weapons, Russia are going to cut it off completely.”

      The real plain fact is that despite their hyperbolic bow locks about supplying heavy weaponry to Ukraine, the supposed big beasts of the EUSSR, Germany and France, are doing pretty much sweet f..k all in terms of DELIVERING said weaponry.

      Does EUSSR-loving Al Beeb report on the truth in that?


  10. StewGreen says:

    Canada Truckers funding founder finally released after 48 days jail
    with no conviction

    BREAKING: A judge has granted convoy organizer Tamara Lich bail. MORE: https://rebelne.ws/3PTg8kj


    • StewGreen says:

      Viva Frei
      We spent the better part of eight hours listening to the Tamara Lich bail hearing.
      Finally a judge who gets it, and gets it right.
      He dropped a lot of hints that he was not happy with the prosecutor and prior rulings of Justices of the peace.

      Those JP’s are POLITICAL appointees so no surprise they sided with the vicious Trudeau admin


  11. StewGreen says:

    Drought ?



  12. JohnC says:

    Zara Aleena: Hundreds join vigil for Londoner killed on walk home

    Well, the last couple of murders of lone women on the street barely got reported by the BBC or ‘outraged’ at by the feminists. Shadika Patel was a couple of brief articles, and we all know Sabina Nessa and the vigils were dropped instantly when it became known an immigrant did it.

    So why are the BBC running so many articles for this and and hundreds suddenly decided to march demanding action and holding vigils ?.

    Here’s why:


    I’m afraid the only conclusion I can come to is that all these activists are anti-white, racist, misandrist hypocrites. They don’t care about the victim : only who did it.


    • MarkyMark says:

      On 22 March 2020, 7-year-old Emily Grace Jones was stabbed at Queen’s Park in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, while riding her scooter and died shortly afterwards. Eltiona Skana, a 30-year-old Albanian woman unknown to the Jones family, was arrested on the scene and later charged with murder. Wikipedia


  13. JohnC says:

    Beijing vows ‘consequences’ if Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan

    I remember when all the Leftists were scaremongering (whilst foaming at the mouth) that Trump would start WW3 if he was elected.

    Just look at the complete shitshow the world has turned into under the fake President. They have no diplomacy at all. Everything they do is based on hate, spite and complete intolerance towards those who don’t agree with their agenda.


  14. Fred Stubber says:

    Well do it then. I use it, but very selectively. It can be very useful.



  15. AsISeeIt says:

    In terms of long-running news priorities – we’ll sidestep the dread word agenda – our BBC handily spells it all out for us in plain sight (as it were) with their online news theme page tab titles.

    Our BBC – still merrily ‘chest-feeding’ on the public teet come numerous scandals and exit numerous Tory PMs.

    War in Ukraine tops the list, although at this precise moment all seems to be quiet on the eastern front. As many a football crowd have observed “You only sing when you’re winning” – incidentally such snark can likely be applied to our latest media darlings, those noticably un-diverse, uniformly blonde-streaked and highlighed so-called lionessses: Lionesses roar through to final of Euro 2022 (Times)

    Next priority for our BBC news tab-makers is Cost of Living. Economics is a subject intemittantly making headlines here and there abouts in the media – often, mind you, only when politically convenient. The FT – we have to assume – know their stuff: Jobs and inflation. A recession is the last thing the US economy needs – Amen to that.

    World’s biggest consumer names announce soaring price increases (FT) – in the movie School of Rock (2003) Jack Black, in the role of Dewey Finn, an amateur rock enthusiast, with no educational qualifications, slyly takes up his friend’s job by posing as a substitute teacher. Mr AsISeeIt here proposes his School of Economics… our actual big economic problem – the root cause of our financial woes – is government structurally ingrained overspending and spiralling debt. The age-old solution is for governments to deliberately inflate away some of that debt.

    Coronvirus – that hardy perennial clings on to third place on the BBC news agenda “podium” – as disgraced BBC It’s a Knockout presenter Stuart Hall was wont to say.

    This one just won’t go away. Dogging us like a proverbial case of “Long Covid”

    We recall the Grand Old Duke of York nursery rhyme – as it might apply to media treatment of the data:

    And when they were up, they were up

    And when they were down, they were predicted to go up

    And when they were only half-way up

    They were still up not down

    UK Covid cases continue to rise – so said the BBC just 4 days ago. The reliably coronaphobic ‘i’ newspaper meanwhile predicts: As covid cases fall, scientists warn of autumn wave bigger than anything seen so far

    Climate is the fourth specifically named news theme for our BBC. It’s not exactly brimming with good news: Climate change: UK cities warned of wildfire risk (BBC)

    Waiting in the wings: the ‘chest-feeding’ (?) bastard son of a public health scare and climate alarmism mash up: Air pollution a ‘likely’ cause of dementia (Daily Mail)


  16. Fedup2 says:

    Thank you for mentioning the surrogate football – the coverage by the bbc – the back heel – the 22 white ? beauties have won me over to girl footy – forget the prem – that’s just blokes – it’s the girl game – and a brexit v EU final with the traditional ‘we was robbed ‘
    . I propose banning the contrived ‘nickname ‘ from this ….site

    In minor news – gas supply to Europe now dropped to 20% – I suppose they cannot go lower without cutting it off – price of gas now ? Ouch .

    Railway strike ? Who cares – all work from home – or not st all …who cares ? Richi will pay for it . And cut VAT on fuel – it’s only 5% …. What about the green crap ? Put the VAT up to 10% – cut energy use – the planet is more important than people and added benefit of people freezing to death rather than hanging around to get dementia caused by burning hydrocarbons ….

    Personal note – I came back to Blighty and used public transport in east London from London city airport . London feels more dangerous by the month …. And of course …more foreign … I think I might find a better country … not that difficult now is it ?

    Oh yeah – president trump has sort of declared he is standing to win a third election . The word ‘unfounded ‘ must always preface ‘claim’ when mentioning the theft of the presidential election.

    Never use ‘disputed ‘ or ‘questioned ‘ – always use ‘unfounded claim ‘….. no doubt about the bias there eh?


  17. Fedup2 says:

    Tucker carlson also fire

    He suggests that since the democrats all say ‘ diversity is our strength ‘ new arrivals to the US should be sent to the least diverse places such as Marthas Vineyard or Aspen or malibu or burlington – where the population is both democrat and 95% white ….
    I think the response can be guessed ..


  18. Doublethinker says:

    I note that in the Tory leadership race the issue of ties to the World Economic Forum crops up again and again in the comments of readers of newspapers. True the journalists and the commentators , except those on GB News, don’t mention it but the public are at last realising that the old way of describing politics in a single left / right axis is out of date. The globalist / nationalist axis, or the anywhere / somewhere axis is now becoming increasingly important.
    For years we the public have been ignorant of the globalists and how it was they who were calling the shots rather than the politicians we elected . Or perhaps more accurately our politicians of either party have , since Blair , been more globalists than left or right.
    Trump rocked that cosy privileged elite globalist boat but only the public can capsize it. At least there are now growing signs that the public realise that the globalist boat determines their lives and want to know where candidates stand on issues such as the WEF.


  19. Guest Who says:

    BBC hiring him and Kay Burley for a new show… “Conform or Die!”.


  20. Guest Who says:

    What Toenails did next…


    • Guest Who says:

      Beer and the Skank.

      Love it.

      Toenails nods.


    • MarkyMark says:

      – Jeremy Corbyn does not say who will get what, will Jeremy get all the power and wealth? is it 50/50 or 10/90 or 1/99? Words have no meaning in the hands of Labour.

      ” … redistribution of power and wealth …” – will Keith Vaz give up all his 5 homes?

      ” … redistribution of power and wealth …” – will David Lammy return his £650 bike on expenses?

      ” … redistribution of power and wealth …” – will Jeremy Corbyn pay for this two free tickets to Glastonbury he gave his family in 2018?


  21. Guest Who says:

    BBC and Labour.

    Just who you need running stuff.

    With Stella taking your kid to drag queen training.


    • tomo says:

      This ideological lawfare crap is really tiresome and the jerks getting in a froth about using it to grab power doubly so.


    • JohnC says:

      I propose a new crime of ‘culturecide’ where the traditions and way of life created by generations of indigenous people are destroyed by those who do it for a purely political agenda.

      The Left are not so much different from Pol Pot. The ends justified any means for both. And both for a flawed ideology which leads to disaster every time a new generation think they know better.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Does he throw away his iPhone and ride horse?


    • Peter Grimes says:

      ‘Haque’. Isn’t that a northern Indian sub-continent name?

      Do they do trials there, and do they conduct them on rooftops?


    • Docmarooned says:

      What a clown!


  22. tomo says:

    BBC web site front page

    Prosecutors probe Trump role in Jan 6 – reports

    No agenda there then.


  23. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Watching the Lionesspersons I was wondering if they have a ‘man (person?) of the match’ as they do in proper football.

    If not I would suggest they have a ‘ponytail of the match’
    They could even have categories such as ‘longest’, ‘thickest’ or ‘the one that swishes about most’

    To be fair they (the lionpersons) “did well” and good luck in the final.


    • chancygardner says:

      They played very well indeed. I just had a wicked thought though: Maybe SKY or some other outfit will spot the future potential for women’s football and outbid the BBC to screen it.

      What then for the ever-usurped beeb? Subbuteo snail-racing?


      • nofanofpoliticians says:

        My inner child laughed uproariously at the commentator, who mentioned on numerous occasions that the Goalkeeper is “controlling her box well”.

        Back to the old Coleman Balls days…


      • G.W.F. says:

        I gave up watching football after seeing spice girl Beckham posing on the pitch awaiting a pass that would enable him to kick the ball into the net. Together with boring defensive play that was it. But last night I gave up on a modern film, shot in darkness, as is the custom these days, and flicked over to half time for the footballplayeressses and listened to the BBC experts complaining about England’s poor start and how intelligent the Swedes were. So I watched the second half which was full of attacking play by the white wimmin. Good for them, I said.
        How come Gary Lineacre was not chosen to comment? Was it because of the colour of his skin?


        • MarkyMark says:

          And so we lost. After the shock and the grief, then, I guess, there is reflection and reckoning. There’s sadness for Gareth Southgate and his squad, who have shown themselves to be brilliant sportsmen with the mental and technical excellence to succeed on the field of play at a rarefied level. But we should all be a bit sad today, even those with little or no interest in football. This was about so much more than football.

          If we had won, we would have brought home a trophy, had a rollicking great time and even, and this is ludicrous, a day off gifted to us by government. But what seemed more important to me was that this would have been an opportunity for catharsis.

          England may have lost, but Southgate’s team shows us the nation we can be
          This article is more than 1 year oldHugh Muir


  24. MarkyMark says:

    Other people have lost their jobs over things like this ….

    North West Tonight
    BBC One, 20 July 2022

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




  25. pugnazious says:

    ‘Is something shifting in the vaccine narrative?’

    As the BBC broadcasts programmes that are designed to show how ignorant, stupid and wrong people are who are concerned about vaccinations the Germans have published data that show 1 in 5000 doses, that’s doses not people [the more doses then the lower the odds], can result in serious side-effects…severe adverse reactions….

    ‘In a corrected statement by Germany’s Health Ministry, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedical Drugs, the rate for a severe adverse reaction after a Covid vaccination is actually 0.2 reports per 1,000 vaccine doses.’


    • MarkyMark says:

      If it saves just one life?

      BBC News Channel, 18 June 2022

      In a report about a Supreme Court ruling on the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 we said that ‘the tragedy was the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl, killing more than 18,000 people in Japan.’

      We should have made it clearer that the 18,000 people died as a result of the earthquake and the tsunami that hit the north eastern coast of the island of Honshu, disabling the Fukushima nuclear plant.



    • Philip_2 says:

      The Germans have purity laws (something they lost when they joined the EU). But 0.2% of a 1,000 doses is another way of stating 2% (not 0.2%). Its probably far higher based on social, personal and racial factors. This is far higher in reality and not linked to COVID which it is claimed as children were largely immune and didi not need vaccination. But they may die because of this vaccination. And it would go down as ‘Death by COVID’ which is how the NHS would report such an incident.


  26. MarkyMark says:

    Food banks …..


  27. pugnazious says:

    Should be interesting.

    As Russia starts choking off Europe’s lifeline gas supplies we can get a foretaste of what life will be like under the Green Commissars and their Nut Zero acolytes.

    Barely a mention in any news outlet….you might think this was an approaching crisis but…nah…seems not judging by the negligible coverage. This BBC report is entirely without any hint of real alarm, nowhere near the levels it ascends to in contrast in its reports on climate change itself which verge on the hysterical.


    Then again, industry being shut down, jobs lost, homes unheated and economies ruined is pretty much what the climate change lobby want or are prepared to see happen in order to save the planet….and all endorsed by the BBC which of course is iself an active climate change lobby group.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Nord Stream 1: Why is Russia cutting gas supplies to Europe?
      Closure of UK’s largest gas storage site ‘could mean volatile prices’
      This article is more than 5 years old
      Shuttering of Rough facility off Yorkshire coast by British Gas owner Centrica will increase dependence on imports, say critics
      Construction of a Russian-Chinese natural gas pipeline transiting through Mongolia will begin in 2024, the landlocked country’s prime minister has said. The Power of Siberia-2 pipeline, which will deliver Europe-bound gas from western Siberian fields to China for the first time, is expected to go online in 2030.18 Jul 2022


  28. MarkyMark says:

    Gender is a social construct – Women’s Only Football????


  29. Philip_2 says:

    BBC confirms planet is doomed. (Aug 2021)
    The UN has long predicted the end of the world. And its Humans that do it (they say).

    Only last week, the BBC have said the 3 day Summer heatwave was ‘unprecedented’ and the Met office said it was a new UK record, the BBC of course support all such claims as an endorsement of its own viewpoint.

    But in reality a new report cans the whole lot.


    London, 27 July – A new paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation finds that the IPCC’s recent shift in methodology has led to misleading claims about changes in weather extremes.
    The review, from physicist Dr Ralph Alexander, finds that IPCC claims that many of these weather extremes are increasing significantly are largely unsupported by observational evidence.

    According to Dr Alexander
    “On almost every kind of extreme weather, with the possible exemption of heatwaves, the evidence for significant changes is scant. But the latest IPCC report has introduced novel ‘attribution’ statistics and now insists that things are getting worse. It’s yet another case of scientists trying to scare the public into compliance.”

    Dr Alexander’s paper looks at:

    – droughts
    – floods
    – hurricanes
    – tornadoes
    – wildfires
    – hot and cold extremes
    – coral bleaching.
    He concludes that:
    “The mistaken belief that weather extremes are worsening because of climate change is more a perception, fostered by media coverage, than reality. The IPCC’s new statistical method is playing an unworthy part in bringing this sorry state of affairs to pass.”
    GWPF invited the Royal Society and the Met Office to review this paper, and to submit a response to be published as an appendix to it. No reply was received.


    BBC complicit in UN agenda to fraudulent claims.
    I could add that the BBC will ignore any such scientific papers or scientific report against IPCC predicted Climate Change.

    You do have to ask why… but we already suspect the BBC is involved in media hype, distortion, non science, global politics, green environmental lobby groups linked to Russia.


  30. MarkyMark says:

    No apologies for being unfunny.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Does that whoever this is gets his career cancelled like that white chap whose sweary comedy bit used to turn up here?


    • JohnC says:

      The Leftist ‘humour’ is a curious thing to watch. They don’t posses the wit or depth of character needed to appreciate a real joke, so they laugh at things they think they are supposed to laugh at – and usually to the detriment of someone else.

      Alec Baldwin doing Trump was an excellent example. He would do something which had no wit or humour at all – but was simply mocking Trump in an exaggerated unpleasant, malicious way. And the audience would all laugh !- and some would even start to clap !!.

      Speaking of the devil, they are sure dragging their heels about charging him with involuntary manslaughter. It’s beginning to smell a bit …


      • MarkyMark says:


        • Fedup2 says:

          Joe bidens ‘ capacity has not been the centre of attention …that’s the problem – although of course – it’s really osama Obama running the show


  31. StewGreen says:

    The Independent; impartial journo @lizziedearden tweeted

    New: Liz Truss wants to impose targets to cut murders, serious violence and neighbourhood crime by 20% if she becomes prime minister
    One senior police source described the policy to me as “incoherent shit”

    Targets might not get achieved, but setting them does help to focus work.
    (The risk is police take the easy way eg redefining a murder to be a manslaughter etc. )


  32. micknotmike says:

    A colleague at work asked me who I thought would be the best candidate for prime minister. I said “Viktor Orban” but he hadn’t heard of him.


  33. Sluff says:

    The England women’s football team seems hideously white.
    Surely the equality and diversity industry should be demanding instant action to make sure that BAME footballers are fairly over-represented as befitting most of our other modern instititions.


  34. Sluff says:

    The current government were elected on a manifesto.
    One of my main issues with Johnson is the lack of delivery.

    So quite why we have to have endless ‘back of a fag packet’ ideas from Truss and Sunak, I have no idea. Uncosted pledges, dreamed up initiatives, the whole thing lacks credibility.

    I notice no-one has given a moment’s thought to those who live on fixed incomes and are thus seeing their earnings disappear into the dungeon of inflation, never to return.


  35. s.trubble says:

    Lets spare a thought for the difficult circumstances to be endured by the ” bBC Diversity and Inclusion” managers’ meeting this morning as they preview last nights game kicking off with the team line up and national anthem!


    • MarkyMark says:

      June Sarpong will be quitting as the BBC’s diversity tsar after less than three years in the £267,000 three-day week role. Ms Sarpong, director of creative diversity at the BBC, took home £1,700 per day she worked after she was appointed to the role in November 2019.5 Apr 2022


  36. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Radio – “Ex Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn on rail picket line”

    ** no mention that Labour expelled him and he is not longer allowed in! HA HA HA HA



  37. StewGreen says:

    9:35am Switch on bingo for Radio 4
    soon smelt BS
    “Although serial murders are rare today, back in the 80s the US had a distort number of serial killers
    with an appearance of more than 700
    to give you an idea of how high that was it was less than 200 in 2010s”

    I looked it up that graph. It is from Mike Aamodt, Radford University,
    The graph is labelled “Serial killers in the United States based on DECADE of FIRST VICTIM”

    So for killers in the 80s you are counting their crimes in 80s, 90s, 00s etc
    For killers in the 2010 you are counting their crimes in 7 years
    It is inevitable that in 30 years time their count will have risen
    As people you thought only killed 1 victim turn out to have later killed 1, 2, 3 more etc.

    ie it’s the fallacy of comparing apples with oranges.

    BTW There was a fall for 90s and 00s so it does seem that the 80s was a high, but not the huge differential she claimed.


  38. StewGreen says:

    Media people are so caught up in narrative-land they lose track
    so they are not #Based in the real world.

    I just found out this amazing tale of Stéphane Bourgoin an acclaimed writer about serial killers
    He was a complete bullsh!tter,
    but the media just went along with what he said for years.

    Only when a group of amateur sceptics came in was he completely exposed.

    Turns out he really did research serial killers and interview them sometimes
    Typically serial killers often live in fantasy worlds
    and Stéphane Bourgoin had a similar personality so he could relate to them.
    Journos too get caught up in pushing the story that is INTERESTING rather than truthful
    so they played along when basically they must have known he was often lying.


    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘Manipulated’ Alzheimer’s data may have misled research for 16 years
      Scandal surrounds 2006 article, keystone of recent dementia work, that critics say is based on ‘shockingly blatant’ evidence tampering

      Sarah Knapton,
      21 July 2022 • 7:02pm



    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      Having worked all my adult life in, and around, scientific research and scientific researchers, all I will say is, it has embued me with a level of skepticism in all claims of ‘scientific evidence’ and the notions of ‘acclaimed experts’ (oh and academic qualifications and awards in general) that many friends from other backgrounds apparently find truly shocking, and almost blasphemous given how we’re brought up to believe in ‘science’.

      The bottom line is, well, the bottom line, scientists, like everyone else have bills to pay, and personal agendas, some are truly principled individuals, but they don’t usually float to the top.

      I’m sure many politicians, the media, accountants, and those in the law end up feeling the same way about ‘the truth’, ‘honesty’, and ‘principles’, at least that’s how it seems to me.


      • StewGreen says:

        About 2014 I was at a science conference an Alzheimer gave an alarmist presentation
        I spoke up cos her science seemed flawed
        – Her data re case counts didn’t seem robust
        – She said that ‘if the numbers keep growing like this then in a few years 80% of old people will have Alzheimers’
        FFS you can’t extrapolate trends like ad infinitum

        There is such a big difference when you mean the old timers from hard science topics
        than these new guys in the soft sciences, these days. (they appear to be Guardian-thick)


  39. Eddy Booth says:

    Gas prices soar as Russia cuts German supply


    “European gas prices rose 9%, trading close to its earlier all-time high after Russia invaded Ukraine.
    Critics accuse the Russian government of using gas as a political weapon.”

    Oh the irony!
    I can’t get enough of Putin clobbering the globalists.😃
    He’s beating them on the pitch in Ukraine and on the terracess in Europe too.
    It’s hilarious.
    And it’s still the middle of summer…
    I wonder if Paddy Power has a book on the Germans finally certifying Nord Stream 2.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Russia faces ‘economic oblivion’ as Western sanctions continue to eat away at GDP, new study says


    • Thoughtful says:

      Oh Eddy! Get with the program ! “I can’t get enough of Putin clobbering the globalists”

      Putin isn’t clobbering the globalists, he’s doing exactly what they want him to do!

      You really do need to get up to speed as to what the evil WEF are up to these days. In a nutshell it’s this.

      1) The most important issue is climate change
      2) The world is overpopulated by a factor of 2 and they are using twice as many resources as they should.
      3) We need to reduce the world population (along with CO2 and nitrates)
      4) How are we going to quickly reduce the worlds population by 50% ? Starve and freeze them to death.

      You’ve seen this in action in Sri Lanka. You are seeing it being implemented in Holland and Canada with both PMs openly celebrating that this is WEF policy, and now it’s come to Britain.

      As for Nord Stream 2 it’s American tech and they are the only ones who can certify it, and they have refused to do so – after Biden originally said he would.

      But spare a thought for the Germans as they are brown beaten by a crazed EU who appear more aligned with Russia than Western Europe.
      Germany’s alternatives. Nuclear, disapproved of by the EU because of nuclear waste and Germany told not to recomission older plants.
      Coal, an absolute no no because of polution and CO2 Germany told not to produce any electricity at all by coal
      LNG not as clean as Russian gas due to the liquification process and transporting. Qatar will only provide it if a long term contract is signed. EU veoted that too, leaving Germany with no means of generating electricity save for a hamster in a wheel !


      • StewGreen says:

        Why did foreign governments like the UK not kick up more of a fuss when Germany crazily rushed to close it’s nuclear after Japan plant was hit by the Tsunami ultimately causing zero or 1 deaths ?

        It had real consequences by increasing German gas demand.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Eddy – the real rate of inflation Is – I reckon – going to be 20% by year end – the failure of the Bank of England to use interest rates to attempt to control will make the recession even deeper –
      The bbc wil expect the State to get the credit Card out again but it’s not far off it’s credit limit …. I really dread what is coming …. And not just in Blighty either …..

      … maybe a beneficial side effect will be kill the green crap and approach basic things like national food production as important ..
      I still can’t figure out how energy companies are going to handle massive defaults ….

      or governments dealing with the civil disorder in a number of countries ….


      • StewGreen says:

        I don’t think we should be speculating the rate of inflation up
        In the first place many thing in life are free
        Secondly when companies collapse some prices fall as things are sold off.

        Some things do go up, some others come down.
        The unemployed CAN afford childcare, cos they are sat at home with them etc.


      • Thoughtful says:

        Probably a little conservative on real inflation at 20% if nothing is done because the Dollar is likely to skyrocket and as it’s the reserve currency everything is priced in Dollars.

        None of our trendy woke political elites appear to be in the slightest concerned nor aware of the situation, but as I keep saying you get what you pay for and boy have we got what we deserved for that!

        I think you are right about a deeper recession, but before that we will see stagflation a destructive economic force which will only end when the BoE governor is sacked and someone competent appointed.

        The energy companies plan for dealing with defaults is to install credit meters into those homes with an even higher cost in order to repay the outstanding debts.
        The government cannot afford the scale of subsidy needed to prevent this happening, and people are going to suffer.

        The Green crap is already being overturned in many places, but the elites are going to couble down also, which is going to result in many of them being dangled upside down from lamp posts when the real suffering begins.


  40. Thoughtful says:

    Sometimes I like to post the odd joke here to lighten the mood, so heres todays funny and it’s hilarious but it’s absolutely true.

    Florida rapper Rollie Bands was gunned down outside his Tampa apartment complex Friday minutes after he dared his critics to confront him at his house in an Instagram post.

    “A lot of these n****s know where I live at fr,” the rapper wrote on his Instagram Story, according to HipHopDX. “I sleep in peace. If a n***a want smoke I’m at my crib in 5 mins.”

    10 minutes later someone took him up on his offer and smoked him !



  41. Thoughtful says:

    Not good news on the gas front with a 25% rise in wholesale prices reported as a consequence of the Russian pipline cuts.



    And this is currently Summer, goodness only knows where these prices are going come the Autumn, but with the EU helpfully telling their suppliers that they are prepared to pay what ever it takes to get this gas, I think we have a pretty good idea, to quote Elon Musk “to the moon” !


    • StewGreen says:

      @Thoughtful, What’s the point in posting a gas price graph that ends in March past ?


      • Fedup2 says:

        Q3 2022? Is not March ? Ha ha – clean yer glasses ..
        Besides who cares about gas prices – it’s the girly footy that matters ..


        • StewGreen says:

          Yes, OK I read it as 03 22 ie March 22

          I think that is the future spot market for gas
          That is different from what the wholesalers pay for most of their gas
          eg British Gas , Shell will have some of their own gas fields
          and will also have some long term contracts with other suppliers.
          That might cover 95% of their costs then they go to the spot market TODAY to pre order the rest
          Or they could try to expand their gas field production or wait to buy until nearer the date.


  42. MarkyMark says:

    The First Law of Economics: For every economist, there exists an equal and opposite economist.

    The Second Law of Economics: They’re both wrong.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Third Law of economics Maynard Keynes would have ………

      Fourth law, “If all the economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion”


  43. Foscari says:

    Please excuse my naivety . But for the life of me I just
    couldn’t suss out why the BBC is treating the ladies
    European football competition like it is the most
    important sports event there has ever been.
    Surely with all these whities playing it couldn’t be
    national pride from the BBC. You couldn’t find
    a better example than what an oxymoron is than the
    BRITISH broadcasting corporation. What on earth could it
    Then I looked at a video clip GWF had down loaded of
    comedian Andrew Lawrence .In which Lawrence “jokes”
    about an “International lesbian” sports event, and the
    penny dropped so far as the BBC is concerned.
    I couldn’t care less how many lesbians there are in the
    England football team. BUT I am sure the BBC does . For
    sure out trumping their whiteness. And I for one will be
    cheering them on to beat the Frogs or the Germans.


    • 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}”


  44. s.trubble says:

    don’t know if I missed a commentary about it on here but certainly
    did not miss any bBC announcement that it was sending in an investigative committee to pour over the recent Civitas NHS findings.

    This NHS moneypit is at long last the point of scrutiny….BUT…will it be followed up?

    £10 grand per household this pit is consuming and no service level. Although measurable results seem at the bottom of the league.

    These Panorama wallahs who are taking on the MoD/SAS should be urgently re- commissioned to further investigate this outrageous situation .

    And people were conned into banging kettles and clapping this lot.
    I,ll take my 10k and go private….


    • MarkyMark says:

      Press release
      NHS to benefit from £13.4 billion debt write-off
      Health Secretary announces over £13 billion of debt will be written off as part of a major financial reset for NHS providers.

      Department of Health and Social Care
      2 April 2020
      Last updated
      9 April 2020 — See all updates


      Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:

      As we tackle this crisis, nobody in our health service should be distracted by their hospital’s past finances.

      Today’s £13.4 billion debt write off will wipe the slate clean and allow NHS hospitals to plan for the future and invest in vital services.

      I remain committed to providing the NHS with whatever it needs to tackle coronavirus, and the changes to the funding model will give the NHS immediate financial certainty to plan and deliver their emergency response.


      Matt Hancock says he fell ‘deeply in love’ with Gina Coladangelo but regrets pain cause by the affair
      In a revealing interview, the ex-minister said falling in love with Gina Coladangelo was ‘outside of my control’ and he regrets pain caused



    • StewGreen says:

      @s.trubble £10K/household ?
      £136.1 billion in 2021/22 NHS England budget
      23.4m Households in England
      So NHS costs £136,100 for 23.4 households
      = £5,800 per household

      (The total budget for Department of Health and Social Care in England is £190.3 billion in 2021/22, but that includes £54bn for non-NHS stuff)


  45. s.trubble says:


    The above is web link to report…..pour a large one before reading


    • MarkyMark says:

      Between 2020-2021 the UK saw the biggest increase in health spending as a proportion of GDP than any other country in a global 19 nation league table.
      Our GDP has fallen faster than comparable countries as politicians relentlessly increase health spending – these two factors see Britain become the THIRD biggest health spender in Europe as a percentage of GDP.
      Brits saw health spending go up by 14% on a per person measure – in a single year – breaking the £4,000 per person barrier – the largest increase of all 19 comparable countries and up by 43% since 2011.
      New figures for avoidable deaths show that Brits are more likely to die of treatable diseases at the hands of the health system than any other country apart from America.
      If the UK health system matched the average performance for health outcomes, over 9,000 lives a year would be saved.
      British life expectancy has plummeted – among 19 similar countries only Americans die sooner. Life expectancy went up by an average of 9.6 months across other countries but fell by 2.4 months in the UK.


    • MarkyMark says:

      “One in four nurses are obese, warn experts,” the Mail Online reports after the publication of a study looking at body mass index (BMI) among health professionals. This UK study estimated the prevalence of obesity among health professionals in England.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I read it sober but wish I wasn’t – the only solace I can find is that life expectancy in the UK varies widely . People who look after themselves tend to live longer than those who do not .

      The information on healthy living is widely available – if people choose to ignore it that the penalty they and their families pay .

      I sound I bit Right Wing don’t I?


  46. StewGreen says:

    Another poor video by History Debunked about Alex Belfield
    . In the first one he basically ran the narrative from the Times hitpiece as if it were true
    He then got the normal msgs from Belfield threatening to sue him if the video stayed
    HD then withdrew the video

    In this new one HD makes a series of factual errors
    a commenter lists them
    The core of the video is that AB threatens to sue people, but hasn’t yet ..yet fails to mentions that he HB was the butt of one of these.
    “Alex Belfield, who has a very successful YouTube channel with hundreds of followers”.

    One commenter lists the errors, starting
    “Alex Belfield – THE VOICE OF REASON 373K subscribers”. Why did you say hundreds when it is clearly hundreds of thousands?

    I note that some of the 30 anti-Belfield trolls like the HD video so have tweeted it without comment


  47. MarkyMark says:

    Across the EU, the heat is on to conserve supplies, build up reserves and see off competition from the likes of China to secure alternative sources for the 40% of its gas it gets from Russia – all ahead of winter.

    The UK may only source less than 5% of its gas from Russia, an amount far easier to replace. But the International Energy Agency has warned that this is the first truly global energy crisis. Europe may be at the epicentre but we’re all feeling the shockwaves of Moscow’s “weaponising” of energy in an acute way.

    Our best hope may be for a mild winter.

    Our best hope may be for a mild winter.

    Our best hope may be for a mild winter.

    Our best hope may be for a mild winter.

    Gaddafi wants EU cash (£4bn) to stop African migrants {bbc.co.uk aug2010}

    “Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi says the EU should pay Libya at least 5bn euros (£4bn; $6.3bn) a year to stop illegal African immigration and avoid a ‘black Europe’.

    ‘We don’t know what will happen, what will be the reaction of the white and Christian Europeans faced with this influx of starving and ignorant Africans,’ Col Gaddafi said…

    He told them that Islam should become the religion of Europe and gave them free copies of the Koran, after he had lectured them for an hour on the freedoms enjoyed by women in Libya.”

    Aug 2010 … fast forward … Nov 2016

    Migrant crisis: Turkey (Erdogan) threatens EU with new surge (EU Tax Payers are paying Erdogan £2.6 billion) {bbc.co.uk nov2016}
    “Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that he will let hundreds of thousands of migrants travel on to Europe if pushed by the EU.

    ‘Listen to me: these border gates will be opened if you go any further,’ he warned the EU on Friday.”



  48. MarkyMark says:

    The Ministry of Defence has proposed an independent review of how it handled allegations that the SAS executed unarmed civilians in Afghanistan.

    The announcement comes after BBC Panorama revealed that one SAS unit was involved in 54 suspicious killings in one six-month tour in 2010/2011.
    BBC Panorama revealed
    I did see it on BBC … 2 hours old @11:57 … Iran’s supreme leader ‘the new Hitler’, says Saudi crown prince (Mohammed bin Salman) {bbc.co.uk 24nov2017}
    ‘”We learned from Europe that appeasement doesn’t work. We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East,” he said, referring to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.’

    – Moderate Islam faces Iran and all other non-moderate Islamic Countries.
    – Irony of all this is utter madness “… the books (supposed to originate from London) turn out to be the Saudi Official National Curriculum. {bbc panorama video 2010}” @22:13


  49. Terminal Moraine says:

    I check BBC Futures once in a while to get a sense of how fast we’re being nudged into the ‘build back better’ hell hole.

    A concern for a while now is the danger of increasing top-down control of info by govs & big tech, with the idea of net neutrality seeming more and more like a fairy tale from a bygone era. But the BBC go with their usual O-level sociology moan… “What if the internet was run by women?”

    “… the design of the internet “was, of course, predominantly by men”, she says. To be more precise: straight white men, with many hailing from Silicon Valley. But what would the internet be like if a more heterogeneous group – people of all colours, genders and sexual orientations – had helped to build the online services and systems we use today?”

    Suggestions on a postcard?



    • MarkyMark says:

      Persecution of people with albinism (sometimes abbreviated PWA[1]) is based on the belief that certain body parts of albinistic people can transmit magical powers. Such superstition is present especially in some parts of the African Great Lakes region, it has been promulgated and exploited by witch doctors and others who use such body parts as ingredients in rituals, concoctions and potions with the claim that their magic will bring prosperity to the user (muti or medicine murder).[2]



    • StewGreen says:

      What is BBC Future?
      “We believe in truth, facts, and science. We take the time to think. And we don’t accept — we ask why.”


      The department seems the opposite of that.

      What they accuse other of seems to apply to them themselves
      How liars create the ‘illusion of truth’ – BBC Future By Tom Stafford 26th October 2016
      Repetition makes a fact seem more true, regardless of whether it is or not.
      Understanding this effect can help you avoid falling for propaganda


    • Kaiser says:

      it would probably still a niche connection used by university’s using telnet ftp and gopher if anyone remembers such things


    • StewGreen says:

      I thought Nigerians had helped to build a large corner of the internet
      Just like Indian scam call centres built another corner.
      #Diversity can never be negative /sarc


  50. MarkyMark says:

    When Virgin Care sued the NHS and how Virgin have since misdirected and misrepresented about what happened
    1st May 2020