489 Responses to Midweek 27 July 2022

  1. Sluff says:

    The parallel universe of the BBC.

    The rail workers are on strike.
    The BBC report from….errrr…..Blackpool!

    Two local tourism workers are interviewed. They are very worried. Families and day trippers will not be able to get to Blackpool.
    Apparently.
    Errrr, no.

    Here’s a statistic. Only 7% of journeys are by rail.
    Many of those are commuters, especially into London.
    So by definition Blackpool will be barely affected.

    Has the BBC heard of the M6 and M55 ?? To be honest, probably not. They are, after all, north of Watford. And assume car usage, which are not public transport. Or cycling. So the BBC will have no idea.

    Completely cretinous reporting by a completely out-of-touch BBC.

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  2. Sluff says:

    They are so Gaddam awful.

    The BBC report and feature the anguish of a family in California. Their house has been destroyed by forest fires and (get out the hankies) they have lost all their 15 cats.

    The forest fires are of course put down to …..you know what…….global warming and climate change.

    When Mrs S and I drove into Yellowstone National Park, we saw mile after mile of burnt lodge pole pine which had been burned in big forest fires.
    Oh, did I not mention?
    It was 1988.

    Yes. Forest fires across the USA have been with us for decades, indeed centuries. It is what happens in dry Summers. And even David Attenborough used to enthuse about this as an opportunity for new growth.

    Not now. Now it’s all due to the ‘climate change crisis’.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Does volcanic activity start some fires in Yosemite ?

      National Park website “Yosemite is a fire-adapted ecosystem and fire is a natural and beneficial agent of change”

      Oh my mistake but Yellowstone is the same
      https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/fire.htm

      It says In Yellowstone, approximately 78% of fires are caused by lightning, and 22% are human-caused.
      but does say that worst fires were in 1988 when the volcano was erupting.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      If you take a look at this page you will see the lie the BBC is telling as the trend in california is actually for fewer wildfires the opposite if what would be happening with any warming trend.

      Click to access IF10244.pdf

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  3. Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

    NEWS FLASH!!

    Roger Harrabin is to leave the BBC this week! It must be true because they’ve just said it towards the end of the Radio 4 6 p.m. news.

    Some reaction:

    “A savage and incalculable blow to climate science” (A. Einstein)

    “He made me feel small and insignificant” (Sir I. Newton)

    “Isn’t Harrabin some character in The Archers?” (Mrs E Trellis)

    “Who are you? Who are you?” (Street crowd outside the BBC)

    “Thank God he’s gone!” (Mustapha)

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    • pugnazious says:

      His work is done…..having, along with his good mate Tony Hall, corrupted the whole of the BBC’s programming to turn it into one massive campaign and lobby group for the climate change fanatics and fantasists…..the BBC no longer holding government to account and questioning its greenery quackery, such as Nut Zero, the government has been allowed to get away with absolute murder as it imposes draconian and extreme green policies to ‘save the planet’ at huge, eyewateringly huge, economic cost.

      The BBC has utterly failed in its duty to investigate and explore issues…it is vastly unfit for purpose…defund the BBC before it ruins us all.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Pug
        Truss has promised to suspend green levies – a 25%? Reduction in fuel bills ?

        I think the reality is she will say anything to get the votes – but then find it is very hard to end green crap ..

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  4. StewGreen says:

    BBC local newsPR opened with drought porn , like the main news just finished with. like had just been on local ITV newsPR.

    Now this BBC is doing another promo item for this weekend’s Hull Pride
    about 4 minute long item with “a trans man”

    Now Weatherman, Paul Hudson just had a touch of drought porn
    then rushed through the rain that will start Thursday
    “Saturday and Monday. patchy rain”

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  5. G.W.F. says:

    Boris for Nato Secretary General. Good idea?
    Well Macron is not in favour and might veto it.

    I never thought I could agree with Macron.

    https://www.gbnews.uk/news/emmanuel-macron-could-use-veto-to-stop-boris-johnson-becoming-nato-secretary-general/344352

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    • Docmarooned says:

      Doubt he could be worse than little labour stooge George Robertson years back. Little bugger had my flight from Brussels to Edinburgh held back as he was running late. Had to sit on the bloody tarmac .
      waiting.

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  6. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    The energy which Russia was selling to Europe is now being sold to China and India and this has made energy prices shoot up.

    Before buying their energy from Russia, where did China and India buy their energy because all this energy should now be available for places like Europe to buy.

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    • JohnC says:

      And according to Google, not reported at all by the BBC.

      Deliberate omission. No different than outright lies. They are no better than the guy who tried to slit the throat.

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  7. pugnazious says:

    BBC’s Emma Barnett being less than impartial as she tries to change the ‘Lionesses’ to ‘Lions’….for some reason. Why yet again do we have a BBC journalist emoting and messaging and not merely reporting about the England women’s football team?

    Why not call ‘Woman’s Hour’ ‘Man’s Hour’ instead on the same basis?

    Maybe, in the interests of diversity and representation, we should call some of the white players ‘Black’…clearly their actual identity doesn’t matter…you just call them whatever you want to call them to suit your own ideology and worldview.

    You could just call Barnett ‘Dumb’ but that would just be my own opinion.

    I think we need a world war….wipe all this crap off the face of the earth and get back to real life and a real perspective of what’s important and actually representative of what normal people think not driven by the madhouse, fringe lunacy of the media muppets in their tiny little bubbles completely unrepresentative of the real world.

    Only joking…..

    If Barnett wants to rant and froth about her personal issues then eff off to LBC where she can join the Zealot’s Zoo and froth to her hearts content…don’t do it on the impartial, unbiased BBC!

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  8. Kinell says:

    I was going to have a rant about Grant Shapps after seeing him on BBC news this morning. I’ll try and keep it short. He was saying how terrible it was for Railway workers asking for a pay rise. This from a multi-millionaire on over £150,000 a year, probably double that. Gold plated pension, huge payout if he loses his job, free travel, free security, subsisied bars and restaurants, options to make millions on memoirs or directorships when he gets the boot. Goodness knows how many other perks and privlages that we don’t know of or realise he has open to him.
    Google his past to see what type of person is lectering Railway workers.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Shapps great achievement was throwing millions ‘ billions at local councils to enable them to close roads – put in effing cycle lanes and screw up the traffic – a Tory throwing money at Marxist council cycling nazis ….
      Labour on transport would be no different. To the blue version ….

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  9. pugnazious says:

    Why do Muslims and the Left hate Indians, and Hindus in particular? Even when they live and work here?

    Why is it that Indians seem to be suitable victims for bame on bame racism?

    The Guardian previously…

    ‘How did British Indians become so prominent in the Conservative party?’

    Not a nice article, by a Muslim, which suggests they are all ‘coconuts’ really…letting their Bame brethren down by working for the whiteman….Lefties beng honorary bames until the revolution comes then they’ll find themselves out in the cold.

    And now…

    CJ-Werleman-Rishi-Tweet-copy.jpg?w=780&ssl=1

    I wonder if the BBC has this as a poster in their news room just as they had a photo of George Bush as Hitler? This is so, so BBC….it represent everything they actually think…Modi and Hindus are Nazis, the Tories are basically Nazis and Hitler is, well, their role model…because, as the BBC told us again and again, Brexit would take us back to the 1930’s and all that…..and who can forget loony Lammy screaming out loud that Brexiteers were actual Nazis…no…worse than Nazis!

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    • JohnC says:

      BJP member says things such as Mohammed slept with a 9 year old girl and he didn’t ride a winged horse. Both are absolutely true.

      Muslim’s take offence at it because it goes against their religion and unleash a torrent of hate towards the one who said it.

      And there is no doubt whatsoever that if one of those Muslim mobs got hold of who said it, they would be murdered with bare hands. It’s happened many times. You can’t hate much more than that.

      And the Left (including the BBC) side with the Muslims. Agenda trumps truth every time.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Ahmadis suffer vicious persecution around the world. The main source of fuel for that persecution is in Pakistan, but what happens in Pakistan does not stay in Pakistan.

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

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

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  10. Peter Sausages says:

    I didn’t know the Commonwealth Games are being held in Kingston Jamaica…. Well the BBC advert ‘it’s a Brum ting’ looks like it is.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Independence only brought crime and violence to Jamaica
      The former colony’s attitude to power is the brutal one of the old plantation system
      Ian Thomson
      Saturday May 29 2010, 1.01am, The Times
      Whatever happened to Jamaica, for so many years Britain’s pride and joy? Since independence in the early 1960s, the cocaine barons have taken over. In the capital of Kingston, where a state of emergency has been declared, armed gangs, police corruption and the indifference of politicians have created an inner city of turf wars and mayhem, where killings take place in daylight.

      https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/independence-only-brought-crime-and-violence-to-jamaica-f5hs73j89fv

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      There was a time when Birmingham was a city populated by white English people, but that is long ago. As someone once said, we must be mad, quite mad.

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    • Wild Bill says:

      I agree, how pathetic or even racist to the English is that?

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  11. G.W.F. says:

    I see Mark Steyn has joined up with Facebook censorship. You may comment on GB News’ pieces but a rigid censorship applies to comments on Facebook. They have not blocked Twitter yet. But Steyn happily goes along with Facebook censorship of comments.
    Steyn is a phony. More freedom of expression on the BBC.
    Here is the example. This post is on Facebook from GB News.

    GB News posted a video to playlist Mark Steyn.
    12m ·
    ‘Why do they have that power? How do they have that power?’
    Radio presenter, Jules Serkin, joins Mark Steyn to discuss how Twitter continues to block her friends, who were injured after having the Covid vaccine.
    ———————————-
    In the comments section you find this.
    ” Most Relevant is selected, so some comments may have been filtered out”.

    In fact you don’t get to see any comments. Well done phony Steyn

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    • StewGreen says:

      @GWF how do you that the comments are not being kept off by trolls using the technique of mass reporting a comment as soon as it is posted ?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      GWF
      How is Steyn – ‘a phoney ‘ – I can see he is a man who makes a living from his ‘niche’ but all journos do . I’d be grateful for evidence of your assertion . I’m not being defensive / critical but genuinely want to know …

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      • G.W.F. says:

        It is the blocking of comments. Stew Green has made a useful suggestion and I will follow it up.

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        • StewGreen says:

          G.W.F comments have now appeared on that Steyn Facebook video
          The count is 118, but only 57 are visible
          You can see them by clicking the “newest” on the drop down menu
          Seems a lot of comments are
          I guess 60 of the comments are invisible cos they used a word like “vaccine” that triggered Facebook’s filter

          That Facebook thread

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “But Steyn happily goes along with Facebook censorship of comments.” – could it be GB NEws policy?

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  12. BRISSLES says:

    How to earn a million in 7 years in Britain today. Be a genuine ethnic, have a winning smile, wear a hijab. Once those boxes are ticked you get yourself on a reality show – preferably one where food mixers are involved. You somehow are the overall winner of this show, by creating a dodgy show stopper cake, then sacre bleu ! you are asked to make a birthday cake for her Majesty – to genuine cooks slapping purple and gold icing on a 2 tier cake is not ‘creative’, plus it was more Leaning Tower of Peckham than a cake fit for her Maj. Next come the BBC programmes, cooking and travel, then the books, then a spot of presenting, throw in some cooking tins with your name on plus an honour from the Queen, and THAT’S how to get your first million.

    (her business accounts reported in the press today show her company’s finances, with 2 staff – one being her husband)

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  13. Sluff says:

    BBC London run a feature on the 10 th anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

    We see short sequences from the Opening Ceremony.

    Guess which section is shown once. And then shown a second time?

    You got it. The bit about the ‘wonderful’ NHS.

    Gotta keep the brainwashing going and the BBC can be guaranteed to make it happen.

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    • digg says:

      NHS = Labour, Labour = NHS simples!

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      • digg says:

        Labour jump behind any organisation that as lots of sheeple, NHS, Rail, Teachers, Civil Service etc. lots of brain dead sheep followers.

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  14. StewGreen says:

    10pm ITV newsPR opens with a Paul Brand
    ‘This is what hospitals look like corridor filled with grannies in beds
    .. people dying cos the ambulances take too long to come’

    Hmm Yes ambulances are a bit hopeless .. make a judgement and put the patient in a car or van if that works
    but AFAIK our local hospital rarely has grannies in corridor beds.

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  15. StewGreen says:

    It’s not been a warm summer for long cos I only stopped using flannel sheets 12 days ago
    yet tomorrow the maximum feels like temp is forecast to be 18C
    ie back to coat weather.

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    • digg says:

      Yep but the whiners and we’re all gonna die twats have gone quiet which is a relief!

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew & digg, back to three layers today and that is indoors! Still feel cold.

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  16. digg says:

    If you have caught the current Sure deodorant commercial on TV like me you might be wondering why all of the entirely black and very overweight ladies featured have two legs and arms. Surely this is limbist or should that be ableist or some sort of bloody ist.

    Not big into personal products as they seem to invent things on the spur just to shift chemicals which is why they exist but Sure is a gonner for me for “sure” now!

    I want to know what the product does, not what the publicity department wants me to think or believe on my attitude to humanity.

    A message to all publicity departments: don’t start with this social engineering crap or it will bite you in the arse eventually.

    Stop listening to those new interns in the marketing department, they are deluded idiots.

    Ladies might buy sure to make themselves attractive and alluring not to smell like sweaty overweight women in the gym.

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  17. JohnC says:

    BBC:
    Kherson: Ukraine stepping up counter offensive to retake city – sources

    Ukraine war: West’s modern weapons halt Russia’s advance in Donbas

    Hooray ! – Ukraine are winning right ?.

    So I check other sources and it seems the relentless Russian bombardment continues. The Western weapons are making little difference in the Donbas where the vast majority of their artillery is old soviet design and the Ukranian counter attack has failed to take the city up to now.

    But the big thing I notice nowadays is that the BBC are incapable of writing news reports to just give us the facts. Their articles all concentrate on specific people they have chosen and instead of news and we get one two peoples opinions. And those people have of course been specially chosen to have an opinion in line with what the BBC agenda wants. And they have no problem watsoever using dirty emotional-blackmail trickery by adding empathy-laden snippets to make sure you take the side of the person talking.

    And of course we all know why by now : they can present an article which says anything they want as fact because it’s not the BBC saying it.

    Just look at this they included which has absolutely nothing to do with the story:

    ‘”This is no life for us. Nowhere is safe. I honestly wish my life was over,” said 86-year-old Anna Ivanova, bending low, with the help of a walking stick, to pull weeds from her garden’

    So this 86 year old started weeding her garden while being interviewed by a BBC reporter ?. Poppycock.

    Their Ukraine coverage is analogous to looking through binoculars the wrong way round.

    I propose they are stripped of the title ‘BBC News’ and it is replaced by ‘BBC Inflight Magazine’.

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  18. Fedup2 says:

    Today 1

    On a day where the labour leader sacks the boyfriend of the deputy leader from his job as shadow transport secretary – the BBC looks everywhere else for distractions .

    The main one is some sports thing being held in Birmingham .

    But back to red labour . What is this internal wrangling about ? Is it important ? How will it feed into the coming party conference . Will scum Rayner resign ( hope not ) will internal splits in the reds become more public ?

    Ok it’s only an hour into the show but it’s not being presented as a Tory Scrap would be …. The sacked chap is called Sam tarrey – and apparently he did some media appearances in support of scum unions striking yesterday .

    These appearances were unauthorised . He also broke a directive not to go on picket lines …..

    As a punter the biggest question is ‘how much money does mr tarrey or his scum girlfriend take from the rail unions ? Again – of course silence – so far from the BBC.

    Other huge events taking place are barely covered – a .75% – I will say it again – a .75% rise in US interest rates taking it to 2.5% – on top of .75% last time . A recession in the US is deemed certain – with the knock on effect here ?

    Big news – no . Biden blamed no . Biden mentioned ? No .

    Let’s do another thing about the sports day ….

    A different report. Tragedy . A baby murdered by the monster due to formerly adopt it . The ‘birth mother ‘ interviewed . But no mention of the father ( was there one ?) or the detailed reason why the baby was removed at birth …..

    I will be blunt . I don’t care that much . But this killing was covered so embarrassingly badly the people who pay for the BBC deserve a lot more …

    On the upside – if bbc reporting is declining so badly – it will be another reason why support for the bbc will diminish faster and we can say farewell to the monster

    Now back to the sports day – Lenny – how’s it going ?

    Oh yeah – in passing – gas prices went up 2% yesterday because of the reduction in gas supply from mother Russia – it’s now near the record high price ….

    Now back to the sports day …

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    Just an update – comrade Robinson has nice chat with comrade Diane Abbot about the sacked comrade … in passing he mentioned the labour anti semitism report published and ignored last week .
    Abbot went straight to the message ‘ inflation – wages ‘ – no reply to the report and Robinson – who understand was born a Jew – didn’t challenge her or push it . Obviously the treatment of Jews in the Labour Party / bbc – isn’t an interest or an issue ….

    At the end Robinson asked whether abbots ex boyfriend – comrade Corbyn – would make a good independent labour mayor for London …. I shuddered …. And thought again about leaving the country ….let’s call it white flight …

    Now back to the sports day – Lenny – how’s it going ? Runners all coloured folk ? Must be proud …take that knee

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    • Sluff says:

      Fed up
      I heard that interview.
      And to be absolutely fair, Abbott had been well-schooled, what she did was to stay on message and only talk about the rail unions and train strike. She wasn’t to be goaded.

      Would that the Tories would do that occasionally. Instead, time and again, they fall for the Toady ploy of ‘Mr Transport Secretary, before we get onto the rail strike, what is your opinion on the ITV news feature of grannies waiting in corridors in A and E’?

      And a gotcha moment is guaranteed and it’s trebles all round.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Sluff
        I really cannot see the value of a blue labour politician going on the BBC . Where is the gain ? And message will be crushed by interruption and abuse – the ‘some say you are a scumbag ‘ question so loved by comrade Robinson and the paki one ..
        Labour HQ must have laid the line to keep to the script because they know when she goes off message it can go anywhere …

        Talking of on message – ‘Lenny’ will be on best behaviour with the promise of a peerage in the New Year .

        I wonder who deserved a knighthood more – Lenny – 0r Bernie cribbins ? ( I don’t care because 99.9%) of the people who get those things don’t deserve them .

        They are one of the things to ensure the bedrock of society is corrupt ..and corruptible ….

        The nut nut list will be a hum dinger…

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  20. Fedup2 says:

    In the absence of enlightenment from the BBC I thought I’d look up comrade Tarrey and share it as a reminder of what the red labour is – I feel him to be a ‘class enemy ‘…

    STARTS From 2009 to 2011, Tarry was the Chairman of Young Labour, the youth wing of the Labour Party.Tarry went on to be active in anti-fascism, including working as a Community Organiser for Hope not Hate.

    Tarry served as a Labour Party councillor for Chadwell Heath ward, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, from 2010 to 2018. Tarry was criticised for allegedly living in his home in Brighton, which is 70 miles away from his council seat in Barking and Dagenham. Tarry was investigated by police for electoral fraud in relation to this matter. Tarry was cleared by the police investigation, as he was found to own a second home in Barking and Dagenham, and therefore was legally resident in Barking and Dagenham at the time of his election.

    Tarry speaking in 2016
    In 2016 Tarry worked under Jon Lansman’s supervision as a director of Jeremy Corbyn’s successful Labour Party leadership campaign.

    Tarry subsequently worked as the national political officer for the TSSA trade union, and served as the president of a thinktank, the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS).

    In 2017 Tarry stood for selection to be the Labour parliamentary candidate for the Labour-held seat of Hull West and Hessle. He was the favourite to be selected.. but wasn’t ..
    ENDS

    There is more detail in the wiki entry ……I particularly liked the bit that comrade Samuel had a second home in his constituency but actually lived in Brighton – 70 miles away – comrades …..

    If red labour got into power – I think they’d fix it to be permanently in – using democrat methods …

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    • Guest Who says:

      BBC Moaning Emole goes with anger.

      “ Labour shadow minister sacking sparks anger”

      Fick Ange stamped her R2D2’s as the force was with her, and snapped a heel. Now SurKurry has be turned into a Snickers.

      Nafessa Shan and Leila Nathoo of BBC Southing Tooting cubicle gardens ‘reporting’.

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  21. AsISeeIt says:

    Tradition would have it that the Guardian was our BBC’s favourite newspaper. This broadsheet, left-leaning, public sector-orientated, pretentiously artsy in outlook – so long as the artistic outlook was leftward – and super-fascinated by identity politics organ seemed the obvious go-to title of choice for bedfellow, ally and print sister to our national broadcaster.

    No wonder former BBC newsroom veterans were handed that paper by their editor and told there’s all the background you need on a story.

    The Gruan still hits all the right-on notes agenda-wise. Where else would the frontpage pin up obituary be: James Lovelock 1919-2022. Climate prophet and pioneer of science – prophesy before science, we note.

    The main headline duly delivers the left’s brave nostalgic ultimatum to conservatives: Unions issue general strike threat as rail chaos grows – and there’s some nod from the managerial middle class to the apparent dire plight of the plebs: Households face £3,850 energy bill by Christmas – but is this not exactly what the prophet Lovelock and his disciples would have wanted? So as to wean us fossils off the bad fuels that make the weather so angry as to punish us humans?

    Of course if one looks in from outside of the lefty bubble one notes the contradictions – 1984-wise – “War is Peace” – we now go further than Orwell imagined “War is Love” – that’s when we send weapons to Ukraine.

    And we all support the war effort, no matter what the cost: A sponsor scheme has brought nearly 100,000 Ukrainians so far to Britain, but Scotland suspended its version of the scheme earlier this month after a dramatic increase in the number of new applicants… Scotland has started to house Ukrainian refugees who fled the Russian invasion on a cruise ship docked off Edinburgh, the devolved government has said… Former finance minister Rishi Sunak — who is competing with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson — recently unveiled plans to detain migrants on cruise ships after they crossed the Channel. – oh, the contradictions (a debut appearance hereabouts for Dawn.com -“Your window to latest news, analysis and features from Pakistan” – get used to it!)

    “Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense.” – so wrote George in about 1948

    Snappier, more brash, suitably dumbed-down for the modern educationally-hampered thinking-deficit generation, whilst just as on-message as the Guardian, that’s our left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper.

    Significantly this colourful whippersnapper beats the ageing Manchester-born Gruan into second place this morning in the BBC’s online press line up.

    What was Eric Morecombe’s excuse? “I’m playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order”

    The ‘i’ headline is parallel with that in the Gruan yet more specific, more combative, a more direct gun to the head of the Tories: UK general strike threat if Truss takes on unions (‘i’)

    Handily for BBC press pickers most agenda bases are covered most days: Brexit’s grim shadow looms over this Tory contest; On board a migrant rescue boat. Screaming children pulled to safety… Women kiss deck as 400 people rescued in 36 hours; ‘Now let more girls play football’

    Come on Guardianistas, you’re going to have to up your game if you’re not going to lose your BBC love to this flashy new consort.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit . Thanks . I’m glad you mentioned Jim lovelock RIP – I read his book’ Gaia’as a teenager – I was of the right then so treated the hippy lefty approach with due criticism.

      But I still thought lovelock had something about the planet responding is we mistreat it …. And noted that his views changed across time – even becoming pro nuclear ….

      As for a national strike is truss becomes PM – get planning now – I say – and it will give her the sort of boost to get re elected next time . Yes yes I know – but the tories are the least worst choice and I’d prefer a Right Wing government not the woke crap we have had to suffer.

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      • Sluff says:

        Wasn’t Lovelock just doing a biological macro version of the Le Chatelier Principle?

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  22. Guest Who says:

    Justin Rowlatt and Zac Goldsmith to analyse?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Isn’t it amazing what they can do with robots these days ? It almost looks real . Madam Tussaud’s must be proud …

      And you can’t be pro democracy if you steal an election ….

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  23. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Off-switch time again

    In the Prime Interview slot at 8.10 a.m. the Bee Lady is interviewing the D Lady and they are talking about the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. There is big concern from the B lady over the Pride Banner being flown and that some participating countries may have a poor record on alphabet rights. The B lady asks the D lady about this. I hit the off-switch.

    A thought crosses my mind a moment afterward: will Chris Pincher MP be invited to carry the Rainbow Barrier?

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  24. JohnC says:

    Ukraine bid to retake Kherson ‘gathering pace’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/live/business-62330230

    ‘Presenter Ernest Matskyavichyus said Ukrainian forces attacked the Antonivskiy Bridge, the only vehicle bridge over the Dripro River, with 12 American Himars rockets.

    These long-range rockets are far more accurate than Russia’s equivalent systems.’

    100% fake news. The Guardian have been doing the same.

    https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/ukraine-conflict-russian-forces-employ-guided-rockets

    My point here is the complete lies we are being fed. What else is the BBC lying about that’s not so easily disproved ?. Both about Ukraine and about everything else ?.

    The ‘Why you can trust BBC News’ link is still on their main page. That too is a lie.

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    • digg says:

      Meanwhile Zelensky and his missus have a a Swanky photoshoot for the front cover of Vogue magazine ffs.

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  25. pugnazious says:

    Just heard Nicky Campbell on Today revealing all so to speak.

    Why does the BBC make its own employees the centre of attention all too often?

    And why does it allow them to get away with saying things that should never be said?

    Campbell told us his colleague Alex Renton went to Eton where he was also abused…and there were pupils there with him who are now very prominent people…and the culture of these schools plays a big part in how this country is run.

    What?! Kind of a jaw-dropping comment that raises all sorts of questions.

    Looks to me like a very unpleasant attack on Boris Johnson trying to link him however tagentially to the abuse. Why mention Eton, and in particular why mention other pupils?

    What has a teacher abusing Campbell got to do with ‘running the country’? That of course ignores the fact that so many journalists, whom you might say ‘run the country’, Renton himself, went to Eton and such schools….ala Dimbleby. Seems like another infamous ‘Nick’s’ tall tales about politicians that the BBC ran with….tall tales that were a complete fabrication and pure fantasy.

    Does abuse happen purely at these private schools? Is there no similar abuse at state schools? I’m betting there’s just as much abuse at the local Grange Hill and if so why make it appear that it is solely private schools that this happens in as Campbell’s smear seems to suggest?

    The only saving grace is that Nick Robinson didn’t pounce on the comment and try to expand on it. But will we hear more in future…especially as Cambpell runs debates on his programme….with so many of those jokey asides and ‘some might says’ that he uses to say things he means but couldn’t say on the BBC as serious comment.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Nicky not the one who was a bit more reticent on sharing tales from the corridors back in the day…. until it was safe?

      Seems corridorism is rife at the BBC.

      Some get the full treatment.

      Some get the silent treatment.

      Some roll with Bolly bottles.

      Every school has bullies.

      Student and staff.

      I arrived at mine just as ‘fagging’ was phased out.

      A whole generation of prefects turned into nut jobs having been denied their turn at slave owner.

      Happy Days.

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      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Maybe ex- public schoolboys shouldn’t exclusively ‘run the country’?

        Plenty of abuses (of various shades, from both staff and fellow pupils) at my local compo. back in the 80s (after the converting of all the local grammar schools and secondary mods into ‘one size fits all’ crappy comps), those aren’t worth mentioning though, as my ilk don’t ‘run the country’, just keep it running.

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  26. MarkyMark says:

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  27. Guest Who says:

    TED talks are always top value.

       3 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      How to make radical climate action the new normal
      A net-zero future is possible, but first we need to flip a mental switch to truly understand that we can stop the climate crisis if we try, says Nobel laureate Al Gore.

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  28. JohnC says:

    Climate change killing elephants, says Kenya
    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-62323058

    And there we have another classic BBC headline : Assertive statement that the drought is because of climate change but ‘says Kenya’ tacked on the end to remove any responsibility of making sure it’s true.

    So I did a bit of research. Keny had a natural disaster through drought in:

    1975,1977,1980,183,1984,1991,1992,1995,1996,1999,2000 and 2004 (from a report which looks like it is from 2004).

    And it runs on a cycle of roughly 10 years so one is due about now.

    But THIS one is because of climate change!. I will bet my hat that petitions will be made for funding to help deal with it and lots of officials will suddenly get rich.

    That’s what 90% of the phrase ‘climate change’ means to me.

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  29. MarkyMark says:

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  30. MarkyMark says:

    https://resolution.nhs.uk/category/legal-rulings/

    This was a complex and high value clinical negligence case involving the treatment of a cerebral arterio-venous malformation in 2012. The trust admitted liability and settlement received court approval in 2019. Solicitors for the claimant submitted a bill of costs exceeding £1m.

    On 2 July 2021, Mr Darren Dommett was sentenced[1] to 29 weeks, almost 7 months, in jail for attempting to defraud the NHS of nearly £2 million. The Court found Mr Dommett had deliberately and grossly exaggerated the extent of his disabilities.

    At a committal hearing on 11 February 2021, Ms Linda Metcalf was sentenced to six months in jail for deliberately attempting to defraud the NHS in excess of £5.7 million. In addition, Ms Metcalf was ordered to repay the costs of the committal hearing within

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Marky – that looks like an excellent site – and reminds me of the monthly output of the CAA – FAA – publishing of findings from investigations into flight incidents – big and small .

      The medical mafia being money driven – I m sure they’ll be avid readers of those deception cases where evil punters try it on for free taxpayers’ money .

      I dread to think how much is paid through ‘out of court ‘ settlement with non disclosures attached ….

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  31. BigBrotherCorporation says:

    Working women need greater menopause rights – MPs
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-62323327

    The missus is going through this at the moment (although she’d hate me mentioning that), and I’m aware there can be some challenges, but most workplaces these days have plenty of women and plenty of awareness and allowance for such issues.

    Having recently, voluntarily swapped desks with a colleague to give her a ‘more comfortable working environment’ (e.g. the desk next to the only opening window in our stifling office) for exactly this reason, I’m not going to blow my own trumpet about it… it’s what I (and I’m pretty sure 99.9% of men) would consider basic human decency. But, I missed that window in the warm weather, and as someone who suffers from ‘claustrophobia’ without some fresh air, I’m not sure I shouldn’t have a ‘right’ to it as well?

    Are government enforced ‘policies’ on this matter really required, or beneficial? In my experience, most men are actually quite gentlemanly about arrangements for women in the workplace – rather like we have a woman’s toilets the same size as the men’s, even though we have only 5 women working in the building (some part time), compared to 50 odd men (all full time), or women are allowed to wear whatever they want, when us men are expected to wear suits and ties?

    Anyway, what made me stop and ponder was this line:
    ” The committee said the omission of the menopause as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act was no longer tenable given 51% of the population – including some trans men and people who were non-binary – would experience the transition. ”

    Is a ‘trans man’ a once woman who is now a ‘man’? I get confused about these terms (which I’m half sure is the idea), but does this mean if I now self identify as a woman, I’m also going to be entitled to menopause leave? For the rest of my working life? What if ALL of us men now self identify as women, or trans women(?), do we ALL get menopause leave? Maternity leave?

    In warm weather there are days when some of us have been talking about self identifying as women so we’d be entitled to wear skirts – rather than trousers, and could take our ties off.

    I’m not sure giving one gender specific advantages, enshrined in law at work is always a wise move, it seems to generate a lot of resentment if pushed too far, and is actually counter productive when it comes to ‘equality’. Why not just let each workplace decide for itself, and if women (or men) are getting a raw deal, am sure they’ll move where the conditions are better.

    If 51% of the population are women, what % are ‘trans men’, and ‘non-binary’? What % are trans women? What % does that leave for us men men? Clearly less than half the total.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      BBC, this is another load of crap that social media has turned into a full blown issue – exacerbated by the likes of Davina McCall and other slebs who want to up their profile or to promote an upcoming book.

      The Change of Life – menopause, is a fact of life, its not a sodding illness ! yet all these middle aged snowflake women are expecting an instant fix with advice coming via endless magazine columns, tv, and slebs.

      A lot of women sail through it, a lot of women tolerate it, and a lot of women have to put up with endless hot sweats and mood changes. BUT it passes, its not a life sentence, nobody dies from the menopause.

      Until the last 40 years when HRT was invented, there was nothing to help, so women ‘just got on with it’.

      I barely noticed it, but I remember getting over irritated by my late husband at times, but then, was it the menopausal symptoms or just being married ???

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  32. digg says:

    Who really controls The Labour Party.

    This should tell you all you need to know….

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62329521

    Time they went the whole hog and renamed themselves as The Communist Party.

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    • Sluff says:

      Digg
      Are you referring to the Labour Party or the BBC?
      Or both?

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    • Nibor says:

      I thought it was university lecturers, charity bosses and any other “intelligentsia “ that controlled Labour— but not workers .

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  33. Fedup2 says:

    For those who watch – read or just absorb T Much “news” – I present you with a story in the DT where an Italian RC priest held a mass on an Italian beach using a lilo as the alter . He was also wearing swimming trunks ….

    … now as a practicing RC I see nothing wrong with this . But the local prosecutor – a senor satan has opened a file for something like ‘bringing the church into disrepute ‘….

    .. another story with ‘traction ‘ is the young British man who tragically – and I mean awfully – walking into the tail roter of a helicopter he had got out of / allighted from and was killed ….

    …. The facts of this seem to vary – including words like ‘wealthy’ – ex public school boy ‘ and ‘ parents witnessed incident on a second helicopter ‘ .. they were heading for a private jet .
    This apparently happened in Greece .

    Now as a helicopter pilot ( yawn ) I can understand how such things happen and wonder why they don’t happen more …. For instance – as I am 6’4’ my natural posture is ‘bent ‘ so when taking on pilot duty with the rotors turning tended to prevent a serious chance of getting a hair cut …

    Whilst I’m on the ‘News ‘/ propaganda – shall we have a bet about ‘negatives ‘ from the coming sports day in Brum ?

    Empty seats ?
    Full house ?
    Crowd chaos ?
    Plucky British cheated of medal ?
    British drugs cheat ?
    Bungs ?
    Poor coverage ?
    Wheelchair chaos – frank Gardner reports
    All whites / all coloured – it’s just wrong ?
    Some one claims asylum ?
    Someone mugged / raped ?

    Delete as applicable – or apply to the wimmins footy – neither of which this writer will watch hear or have any interest in whatsoever….

    When does it finish ?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Edgbaston Stadium hosted one of the biggest Eid al-Fitr celebrations in the country earlier today as it welcomed around 2,000 visitors for prayers through a partnership with Birmingham’s Green Lane Masjid & Community Centre (GLMCC).2 May 2022

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    • MarkyMark says:

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    • MarkyMark says:

      When Islamic State named themselves the BBC used ‘So called Islamic State’. Why not ‘Three Little Pigs’ instead? {bbc – muslims offended by three little pigs – jan2008}

      Please note that headlines in stories matter for internet search engines. The title has a higher weighting than content. ‘Three Musketeers guilty of planning UK terror plot‘ is a side story, a stronger title is ‘Birmingham,UK Islamic Terrorist Plot – 3 found guilty with Pakistani ties‘.

      Muslim x 0 ; Islamic x 0 ; Terrorist x 3 ; kafir x 1 ; koran x 0

      “They had tried to join an al-Qaeda training camp in Pakistan (tried? how long where they gone? who else went with them?). However, when they arrived back in the UK they were arrested and in 2012 both pleaded guilty to engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.”

      … so trained in Pakistan, then finished their training in the UK prisons? …

      “Since they’ve come out of prison, they’ve been inspired by the Daesh ideology. (after prison or in it? Some clarity please.)
      “They shared lots of material regarding that ideology (what books? from where? name the books!), lots of very violent material, they were trying to encourage others to join them on that journey. (when in prison? where? how?)”

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      • Fedup2 says:

        I suppose the chicken shops / taxi firms and other covers for paki rape gangs will have a busy few days ….

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      • StewGreen says:

        @Marky you posted at 11:30am
        11 minutes later on my screen it says “video unavailable”
        https://youtu.be/-qX9Bxy9bmA
        “Douglas Murray – Prison Radicalisation” “This video has been removed”

        Its not on Rumble or Bitchute either

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        • StewGreen says:

          There’s a GBnews item about radicalised prisoners attacking officers
          .. https://www.bitchute.com/video/MkfSWP7vJqo/

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        • MarkyMark says:

          This latter report named East London and parts of Birmingham as
          “hotbeds of extremism” and received wide media coverage

          Click to access The_Threat_to_British-Democracy.pdf

          Indeed, the above examples demonstrate a pattern of promoting inaccurate information with the
          effect of pathologising Muslim communities under the guise of ostensibly academic and evidence
          driven analysis – a pattern that is visible in other security think tanks as well. As a particularly
          prominent example, ‘grooming gang’ scandals involving groups of South Asian men (amongst
          others) systematically abusing young people across the UK since 2010 were capitalised upon by
          the now defunct Quilliam Foundation, who produced a report (which has since been removed)
          arguing that 84% of grooming gang offenders in the UK are Asian, with the majority being of
          “Pakistani origin with Muslim heritage”.29 Under academic scrutiny, this statistic and
          accompanying report were described as “a case study in bad science: riddled with errors”.30
          However, the report had already been widely platformed by international media outlets,
          politicians, and pundits to further anti-Muslim and anti-immigration agendas.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Fed not forgetting the team that ‘disappeared’ after they had booked in at the hotel. Whereabouts unknown.

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  34. Foscari says:

    I have written about this before. But the BBC needs to be reminded
    that the Commonwealth Games is being held in Birmingham,
    NOT the Caribbean.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Dawn Butler MP✊🏾💙
      @DawnButlerBrent
      #jamieoliver
      @jamieoliver
      #jerk I’m just wondering do you know what #Jamaican #jerk actually is? It’s not just a word you put before stuff to sell products.
      @levirootsmusic
      should do a masterclass. Your jerk Rice is not ok. This appropriation from Jamaica needs to stop.

         2 likes

  35. StewGreen says:

    Watched 4 drought progs last night
    6:30am there were puddles
    and local weather station had recorded 4mm of rain
    not huge, but not nothing either

    #ConstantGaslighting by media cos the idea Britain is in a great drought is such an appealing story to them.

       16 likes

  36. Sluff says:

    All this talk about sport, football, and international events.
    Time for light relief.

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  37. s.trubble says:

    Sluff,

    Do you think the bBC men in white coats have got a hold of Mr Tim Davie – he seems to have disappeared?

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  38. Deborah says:

    I was a bit disappointed with GB News and Mark Steyn last night. Firstly there was no mention of Sam Tarry being in a relationship with Angie Rayner. I would have thought that our understanding of the political reasons for the sacking might need to take that into affect.

    And Mark Steyn, who is someone I usually admire for his outspokenness, had on his programme Professor Richard Ennos. Professor Ennos was speaking about the affects of the covid vaccination boosters on the death rate. Whilst I was watching him speak, I began to wonder what his specialism was – ie was he a statistician or a virologist. It turns out that he is a professor for trees ie research is concerned with the integration of genetics into ecology and the practical applications of this knowledge in ecological management. He works on plants, principally forest trees, and the fungi with which they interact. I am not sure that his bio means he is qualified in setting up experiments to investigate the effect of vaccinations (or whatever anyone wants to call them) on humans. Whilst I am open to concerns about the effects of vaccines, Professor Richard Ennos is not the person to convince me.

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  39. harry142857 says:

    Bradford, City of culture 2025.

    Uninsured moslem taxi driver runs over and kills mixed race kid, father in absentis, whose single mother left him home alone without gas or electric, so he goes outside and a tragedy happens.

    Not Jackanory, whom one of its great storytellers, Bernard Cribbins has just passed away 😢

       15 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Farewell MR Cribbins – I was trying to recall what he was trying to eat in the falty towers episode -I think it was sausages – but you could see he enjoyed the part RIP.

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      • Terminal Moraine says:

        Fedup Geoffrey Palmer had the off sausages (he was a doctor), Bernard Cribbins passes out at dinner when Basil tries to shut him up, blaming it on ‘a bit of cheese [going] the wrong way’.

        (I was obsessed with FT for many years).

        Brilliant actor.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Taxi driver who ‘ran over and killed’ seven-year-old boy after boy’s mother left him home alone so she could go to see her boyfriend is charged with causing death by dangerous driving while uninsured
      Malakye Hall, seven, was struck by a black Toyota Aura Estate taxi in 2020
      The boy, who had been left home alone by his mother, was crossing the road
      Taxi driver Mohsin Hussain, 31, has been charged with causing the boy’s death
      Malakye’s mother Wendy Hall, 33, from Bradford, was jailed for neglect
      Hall had left her seven-year-old son in the house with no gas or electricity
      By MARK TOVEY FOR MAILONLINE

      PUBLISHED: 11:52, 28 July 2022 | UPDATED: 11:53, 28 July 2022

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11057513/Taxi-driver-ran-killed-seven-year-old-boy-left-home-charged.html

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  40. Terminal Moraine says:

    BBC World News today — I still don’t understand what’s really going on in Ukraine but that missile’s getting a fair bit of publicity.

    (It turned up in someone’s kitchen in March, through the front door it looks like).

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    • digg says:

      A cursory look shows that the entry hole carefully cut in the ceiling is far too small for the missile fins to fit through. Plus a missile arriving at say 200 to 300 mph weighing as much as that one would have totally destroyed the roof let alone the ceiling and no way would be brought to a halt by a kitchen unit, it would be a few metres buried in the ground leaving a big crater if it didn’t explode.

      Pure and very badly carried out propaganda!

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  41. pugnazious says:

    ‘NHS to close Tavistock child gender identity clinic’

    Maybe we should also close down the BBC which all too often seems to support, promote and celebrate the child abuse of young children who are groomed into believing there is something wrong with them by Trans lobbyists and deceived into accepting medical procedures that could be devastating for them.

    Even now the BBC doesn’t give us the full story….

    ‘Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has been told to close its gender clinic by spring after it was criticised in an independent review.

    New regional centres will be set up to “ensure the holistic needs” of children are fully considered, the NHS said.

    The independent review, led by Dr Hilary Cass, said the Tavistock clinic needed to be transformed.

    It was rated as “inadequate” by inspectors who visited in late 2020, after concerns were raised by whistleblowers and reported by BBC Newsnight.’

    Whereas other reports tell us that its practices weren’t just ‘criticised’ but were actually unsafe and it rushed children into making life changing decisions including taking puberty blockers.

    ‘NHS will SHUT its controversial Tavistock transgender clinic for children after damning report found it rushed teens onto lifechanging puberty blocking drugs

    The NHS’s controversial gender clinic for children will shut its doors after a damming report found it was ‘unsafe’, while calling for more research into so-called ‘puberty blocking’ treatments for teens. ‘

    Fair dos, Newsnight did a proper job and was pretty hard-hitting as it reported concerns that many kids labelled Trans are in fact suffering many other issues that may in fact be the problem…and the solution is not to transition gender.

    However this narrative does not filter down throughout the organisation….Nolan’s investigation into Stonewall’s undue influence over the BBC exposed that…the BBC is ‘institutionally’ pro-trans and shuts down most criticism, usually doesn’t report negative stories about Trans [note Today not mentioning a trans speaker having gloated about beating up people who were not on-board with his ideology] and is, it seems, there to promote the idea of transitioning and normalising it….not just as a very fringe thing but to make it a ‘option’ that all kids should be made to consider….and they are, as Transgender and drag queens now tour schools ‘opening kids minds’ to the new possibilities and the possibility is put into very young and vulnerable minds.

    You may hear supposed debate about trans issues on everyday BBC programming, ie the Naggers and Campbells’ etc, but it’s never the full-on ‘a woman is a woman and no man can be a woman’ statements….they are never allowed and if they slip through the filter they’re jumped on immediately by the presenter and tone and language used clearly indicate these are views that the presenter does not approve of….and nor should you.

    It’s all very well having genuine journalism in some of the less frequented corners of the BBC but when the general narrative across the rest of the mainstream, everyday BBC is utterly different perhaps someone should sit down and take another look at how they cover such issues and amend the editorial guidelines in light of that…..not just accepting that a Trans-woman is a woman and everything that the trans-lobby demands as appropriate language such as ‘gender assigned at birth’ or the use of certain pronouns as default.

    The BBC did the same with Muslims…John Ware on Panorama producing very damning programmes about practices within the Muslim community but this just wasn’t reflected in the main BBC’s general coverage when Islam came up ….no presenter would say anything negative about Islam or Muslims and rapidly shut down those who might.

    Most people hear the main BBC programming during the day…they don’t listen en masse to Nolan or Newsnight…so which message do they get?

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  42. s.trubble says:

    Who’s going to take on the vultures who are gorging , feasting on our taxes.
    I am taking about those most closed of closed shop money pits;

    bBC

    NHS

    For starters.

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  43. pugnazious says:

    ‘Keir Starmer is a professional political conman’

    So says Owen Jones as he claims Starmer has ditched all the promises that he stood for as potential leader.

    Billy Bragg too….

    Just wondering how the BBC will, if, report this…they spent years trying to get us to believe Boris was a liar and now proclaim he has sullied the whole of politics based upon Cakegate and whether or not he knew that Pincher had done what he did [whilst completely ignoring the fact that May had given Pincher a government job knowing his history]. In the scale of things fairly trivial.

    Now we have a Party leader who lied to his whole party in order to get elected leader….he ‘stole’, some might say, lol, the leadership. Surely a big, big lie….something that surely ‘threatens democracy and undermines trust in our institutions’ no?

    The BBC built up a powerful narrative around the the meme ‘Can we trust Boris?’ that was reinforced and promoted day in day out…will Starmer be treated in the same way? Will the BBC be asking ‘Can we trust Starmer?’ again and again and again?

    I’m betting it hardly registers on the BBC’s interest monitor.

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    • Beltane says:

      Billy Bragg: ‘I now feel I’ve been duped.’

      And now you know how we feel about that huge Dorset dacha of yours, Billy.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Billy Bragg Net Worth
      in Richest Celebrities › Singers
      Billy Bragg Net Worth:
      $5 Million
      Billy Bragg net worth: Billy Bragg is an English singer-songwriter and political activist who has a net worth of $5 million. Billy Bragg was born in Barking, Essex, United Kingdom in December 1957. His music contains elements of punk rock, folk music, and protest songs. Bragg has been referred to as the “Bard of Barking”.

      ……………

      the rich getting richer, more children
      in poverty, our NHS failing and our
      schools and social care in crisis.
      Or you can vote for the party that
      has a plan to change all of this –
      The Labour Party

      Click to access labour-manifesto-2017.pdf

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    • MarkyMark says:

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  44. pugnazious says:

    The BBC’s green lobbyists always did admire a tyrant and the ability to impose legislation at will regardless of the little people and their views.

    They must have a grudging admiration for Putin then…who knew he was such a environmentalist?….his war on Ukraine having the desired effect that the greens have so long longed for….

    ‘The German city of Hanover has turned off the heating and switched to cold showers in all public buildings because of the Russian gas crisis.

    It’s the first big city to turn off the hot water after Russia dramatically reduced Germany’s gas supply.

    Germans have been told to expect sweeping gas reduction measures and extra charges on their energy bills.’

    Winter is coming….and its going to be colder…which is an irony in a world that is burning due to global warming.

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  45. Thoughtful says:

    Me, me say Daya-a ay-oh Daylight come and I wan go Home !

    https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/articles/cpdxn0vzvddo

    European Union dey find additional gas supplies from Nigeria.

    Di move na as di bloc dey prepare for likely Russian supply cuts.

    And in the real world you can tell those remainers you come across had we still been EU members, we would have had to save 15% of gas to bail out the crazy German lunacy of reliance on Russian supplies.

    Because it’s impossible to limit the amount of gas someone in a home uses, this would almost certainly have resulted in power outages.
    On top of that because the UK has virtually no gas storage now we will not be able to cope with severe demand fluctuations.

    Someone who works with the gas grid tells me they are facing an impossible task trying to maintain the pressures in the system and we are only in July, what is it going to be like come the Autumn and Winter?

    There are now sales of camping gear you might find useful to have in if the unthinkable happens and the lights do go out for a long period.

    Better prepared than wishing you had.

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  46. StewGreen says:

    BBC R4 is very DIVERSE CONFORMIST

    4:30pm Science Show : Special episode “Reflecting on the unprecedented heatwave last week” that proves Climate Change
    Gaia Vince talk with Simon Evans from the Greenblob PR outfit Carbon Pants

    6:30pm Carbon Lifeforms
    A new comedy that dangles (think: Emission Impossible) itself over the climate crisis.

    … em what Climate Crisis
    99% of weather is pretty much the same as always

    8pm The Briefing Room
    David Aaronovitch and panel Reflecting on the unprecedented heatwave last week that proves Climate Change

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    • Guest Who says:

      The entire fear industry shot its wad as the heatwave unfolded, only for things in a matter of days to return to British Summer Temperature.

      Seems many committed too early and cannot turn back.

      https://350.org/lte-uk/?

      Today’s headlines are a bleak read and show us the dire state of our energy systems and the climate crisis.

      But there’s a problem with our news.

      Last month record heat waves ravaged the UK, with wildfires across the continent destroying people’s homes and nature. But the press and media weren’t reporting the full truth. They’re still illustrating their stories about the heat waves with pictures of packed beaches and kids licking ice creams. And often ignoring the most important fact: these fires are a product of the reckless burning of fossil fuels and the climate breakdown it causes.

      Can you write to your local paper and tell them to talk about the climate crisis?

      Across the coverage of the heatwave, the climate crisis was hardly mentioned.

      Groups like Extinction Rebellion have been targeting the national press to get them to tell the truth about climate breakdown. Now let’s target the local press and demand the same.

      There’s a template with ideas of what to write, but the best letters will be about your personal experiences and the impacts of the climate crisis on your local area.

      350 but one of a bunch of job creation schemes for XR types. Local democracy reporters created by The BBC are simply seeking names and quotes to do what they do anyway. Propagandising a new form of democracy, with Gail and Rog running the show.

      It is, still for some, very lucrative.

      https://netzerofestival.com/2022/en/page/tickets

      https://account.packagingeurope.com/subscribe?sourcecode=Lisbon

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  47. StewGreen says:

    3:30pm R4 The book show and usual obsessed with black writers
    ‘The old white authors were terrible, they only wrote for “the white gaze’
    ‘Be ashamed of evil colonialim , you whitiies’

    4pm Our mate Brian cox sneering at “the soul of the British governemment” etc.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC – WE NEVER DO ADVERTISING … HA HA HA HA

      Dear Winston Smith,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck answering this one without laughing yourself silly.

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

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  48. MarkyMark says:

    COVID?

    The German city of Hanover has turned off the heating and switched to cold showers in all public buildings because of the Russian gas crisis.

    It’s the first big city to turn off the hot water after Russia dramatically reduced Germany’s gas supply.

    Germans have been told to expect sweeping gas reduction measures and extra charges on their energy bills.

    And the EU has agreed to lower demand for Russian gas this winter by 15%.

    In a bid to save energy, Germany’s northern city of Hanover has decided hot water will no longer be available for hand washing in public buildings, or in showers at swimming pools, sports halls and gyms.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62335911

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  49. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Ofcom keep being mentioned when people comment about the brilliant Mark Steyn.

    I think they would love to stop him but the problem they have is that he appears to tell the truth.
    One time his stats may have been a bit off and he was challenged by a real statistician. This statistician was then given a regular spot on his show.

    They will probably eventually find some dirty way to close him down but he has opened up so much of the lies and deceit that the rest of the msm get away with that things will never be the same.

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