284 Responses to Start the Week 1 August 2022

  1. OldRec says:

    Place holder.


    • Up2snuff says:

      You have won a prize, OldRec, well done! I see that Wimmins footie has been affected or influenced by Mens footie in that a credit goes now not just to the goal scorer but also to another team member who ‘assists’. Whatever next? I wonder what the stance will be for TOADY at 6 a.m. tomorrow. Feeling sorry for the losing side? Or endless moaning that womens football was discouraged one hundred years ago over health concerns?

      I wonder if the BBC will report with relish that there are moves, heralded by a Sunday paper, to make sure Boris Johnson is excluded from the House of Commons in future? Shades of Trump?

      The Left or LibSocialistsCommunists are terrified of both men.


      • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

        The Left terrified of Boris Johnson? What planet are you on?
        You cannot compare Trump with Boris and expect to be taken seriously. Really! Or just a minute, perhaps you can. I have just seen
        the news that the Conservative Party members want to bring Boris back. They are boo hooing and demanding that the current leadership election be abandoned unless their hero is put on the ballot. Their numbers are growing.
        Perhaps it is I who is on planet looney?
        Boris Johnson, who could not distance himself fast and far enough from Trump, is a saintly martyr? The man who announced to the world that he supported “Build Back Better in a gender neutral feminist way” because he was (and remains) married to the British version of Meghan Markle. Boris, who long ago stopped worrying about Brexit, and went woke, who squandered his eighty seat majority and plunged his party’s standing in the polls so that it couldn’t retain even solid Tory seats like Tiverton and Honiton. Perhaps I have mistaken the object of being in government, it is really to alienate the voters by going net zero by flip flopping policy during the pandemic until all credibility is gone, to appoint the most useless types like Matt Hancock and the Pincer creature to responsible positions. Perhaps defending one’s country really means prancing around the Ukraine at every opportunity making sure that Britain will be Putins first target while running down Britains own defence capability, and boldly running away everytime he should be standing up to Macron.
        Perhaps I fail to appreciate that presiding over and not caring about the ever increasing mass illegal immigration invasion is the mark of a truly great leader.
        Silly me.
        I have up till now had been very impressed with the Tory leadership contest. Suella Braverman and Kemi Badenoch really connected with the grass roots and they made sure that anti-woke and pro Brexit opinions could not be avoided by all other candidates. Liz Truss seems to have taken all of this on board and looks to be, perhaps not the first choice of many, but none the less a fine choice , and she can be confidently expected to deliver on her promises. I foolish believed that Britain was headed in the right direction. The best thing to happen since the Brexit vote I done thought! But no I done got it wrong. The British people want more Boris. They love a loser. They got used to it under Cameron and May and they are really frightened by the spectre of a competent Liz Truss.
        I got it all wrong. I am on planet weirdo.
        Meanwhile deep in planet Kent, our friend Up2snuff , hiding in his bunker from the bison roaming above, his feet firmly on the ground writes; and in doing so has shattered my illusion.


        • Up2snuff says:

          Yasser, Bojo did win two elections on Labour’s own ground and then, as PM, pulled off another substantial win stealing bases (ho ho! a baseball analogy on a wimmins footie aftermath day) from Labour in their heartland. If I had a vote in the Leadership Election, I would probably vote none of the above. Kemi Badenoch for sure, would have probably got my vote, had she been there, as would Lord Frost.

          But you don’t expect Conservative MPs to do sensible, do you Yasser, in the LeftMob/LibMob/SocialistMob curated atmosphere in the UK? After all, they couldn’t get their collective brain cells together to realise they were being set up to lose. After all, in Parliament it is well known that nearly everyone is after the top job.

          I think Trump terrifies the DNC and LeftMob in the US.

          What terrifies me is if A O-C gets nominated and wins in 2024. I will be seeking a bunker then. Meanwhile I’m firmly above ground and, thankfully, bison free at present.


      • BRISSLES says:

        I take it they won then ! If the BBC and media hadn’t pushed it to the forefront, they’d have been lucky to get a couple of thousand watching at Wembley.


        • Doublethinker says:

          I did watch the extra time and found that the German team were on the whole the better looking of the two sides. Many May smear at this old fashioned masculine view but if women’s football is to become popular amongst men then the attractiveness of the team does matter.
          However , I was greatly disappointed that there were no transgender women playing. Aren’t any considered good enough? Or are they banned? Either way it was a great shame that the full comedic value of a team with four or five transgenders playing a team of biological women was missed.


      • G says:


        “Wimmins footie has been affected or influenced by Mens footie…”

        Perhaps more than originally thought: just you wait for the male trannies to get in on the act…………….

        Lets quickly get on to Dicks in the women’s changing rooms can we?


    • StewGreen says:

      Catchup links to most recent posts on previous thread
      page 3 started 5:30pm on Sunday
      page 2 started 9pm Saturday


  2. OldRec says:

    Thank you everyone who made this win possible. The wife, my children, Aldi. and of course the BBC for without this totally s*** corporation this site would not exist.


  3. StewGreen says:

    20:30 pm intro contains ✅ “Climate Change”
    Prog starts
    20:40 ✅ “Biodiversity town”
    20:43 “farming is under pressure ✅ “to reduce Climate Change”
    20:44 ✅ “Rewilding” 300,000 Hectare target in 20 years (same size as Lancashire)
    ✅ “Greenhouse gases”
    20:45 ✅ “These EXTREME weather events are predicted to happen more often cos of Climate Change”
    20:46 ✅ “Cost Of Living Crisis”
    20:48 ✅ “Henry Dimbleby ” BBC-royal family
    … says ‘agriculture is evil’ “one of the 2 biggest causes of Climate Change”


    • StewGreen says:

      HD “Since the 70s wheat yields have doubled
      and farmland birds have halved”
      doh We used to put stuff on the soil (sewage chunks) that gulls would gobble up
      ..since we don’t do that there are less gulls

      Gloucs farmer planting wild flowers for birds and collecting a big grant that magic unicorns pay for.
      9% of his land

      now Wiltshire with some eco famers

      The reporter started up in Scotland
      so it seems like she’s travelled thousands of miles in this report about SAVING CO2

      Now she’s at an indoor farm in Worcs

      “having no self awareness” is a libmob characteristic


      • StewGreen says:

        The indoor farm is towers of lettuce pots in a greenhouse

        Adam said “unlike the sheep I can’t make money from houses”
        Doh his farm is a themepark that costs your family £60 to visit
        £15 for people older than four, Toddler (2-3)£10.00 per ticket too


    • StewGreen says:

      21:18 ✅ “temperature records”
      21:18 ✅ “scientists say” ”
      that ✅these records wouldn’t have been possible without the effect of climate change”

      21:20 ✅ Drought porn “just 7% of the normal rainfall in the southeast”

      He’s kind of admitted he’s misleading cos the normal is for the whole of July,
      but his 2022 tallies DO NOT include the rain in the last few days


  4. Deborah says:

    AsI was not interested in Katie Price’s boyfriend being interviewed by Mark Dolan on GB News. I have ended up on Quest where there is an old Repair Shop. A lady brought in an outfit worn by the World’s strongest woman. The strongest woman was tall and blonde and the lady brining in her sequin encrusted outfit wasn’t. She was a bit vague about how she knew about Joan Rhodes and her name was hard to catch. Google didn’t let me down. Triona Holden is a BBC journalist and correspondent. I wonder how she got onto the Repair Shop. I am sure her appearance and publicity about Joan Rhodes would help sales of her book about Joan.


  5. Flotsam says:

    Can you imagine the reaction of the MMGW fanatics if the sceptics had come up with some 14 year old kid to promote their cause first? They would have thought the idea completely ridiculous. The Greenies came up with the idea first, step forward Greta, a child with absolutely no scientific or engineering qualifications, life experience or credibility. It would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious. She’s being used by the activists and given her known mental Health issues things might not end well.


  6. StewGreen says:

    Countryfile next week
    Hadrian’s Wall 1900th anniversary
    ✅ unearthing the lives of women and children of our past,
    ✅ Matt finds out about the rich multicultural history of the soldiers that manned the wall – from Syrian archers to Iraqi bargemen on the Tyne
    ( Oh they have held off from the usual BBC-myth that black soldiers were there
    .. Maybe Simon Webb is pointing his shotgun at them )

    ✅ the artist who’s brightly coloured art installation has brought a Roman fort’s history to life.

    – “Tom Heap investigates why the aging, government-owned Scottish island ferry service is leaving locals feeling cast adrift.”
    ( What will they really explain the SNP screwups ? )

    The prog will still have the irritating loud background music

    missed something from this weeks
    20:43 ✅ “Record breaking HEATWAVE”

    I mistakenly said she started in Scotland ..the segment with her and Henry Dimbleby was actually recorded near Exeter


  7. pugnazious says:

    Great win for the Lionesses, let’s hope it’s not 56 years before the next one….lol.

    Hang on though….has the BBC been lying to us?


    There are at least 3 black girls in the England squad. Have they always been there or have they been added of for a bit of ‘colour’ just recently?

    Oh hang on again….2019….a BBC photo….


    Hmmmm….so why has the BBC been spreading racial hatred and division with its very toxic claims?

    Sky News did the same…but not only falsely accused the England team but also Austria….

    ‘Austria do not have any non-white players in their squad….in the opening set of matches ahead of the weekend, there was a distinct lack of visible ethnic diversity on the field…’

    Then showed this photo…

    Which for some reason won’t load but check the link below.

    Now maybe my eyes are going but I’d say there are at least 5, possibly six or even 7, non-white/mixed -race players there.


    A photo of the Austrian team in 2019…pretty much the same as the Sky one….10, 1, 17, 15, 18 and 8 are not white….



  8. StewGreen says:

    2pm R4 Gardeners Question Time
    “Will I have to put up with lower yields if I go organic”

    The first panellist was stunned ‘nonsense you don’t get lower yields”
    The next two panellists were similarly dreamy

    The fourth panellist did mention the obvious , that organic farming suffers from vastly diminished pest/disease resistance
    Yes that is why most commercial farming is non organic
    My experience is that generally commercial growers don’t do organic cos although it can seem OK for a year or two you are prone to get years when a pest or disease wipes out most of your crop.
    So over 10 years organic yields are almost always significantly lower

    I know of one illusion .. farmers who switch to organic experience better animal health at first, this due not to magic, but cos of increased awareness .. they are looking at the animal all the time
    A well managed non-organic farm has to have policies that keep awareness up.

    There is another laziness factor two
    Although good industrialised agriculture is the most economically effective . you can’t just leave monoculture crops , cos if you do they are prone to disease sweeping right through
    You can lose a whole forest crop that way. So you have to take measures to avoid it.

    Flavour is a special factor
    a normal famer is prone to get 10 tonnes of average taste product
    An organic farmer might well get 5 tonnes of better tasting product
    but also the next year they might get disease and have a low quality product overall.


    • digg says:

      I have two large allotments, I have tried various approaches on different plots and these are my findings.

      If I use manure I get stronger high quality crops with higher yields.

      If I use fertiliser such as chicken poo granules or seaweed extract I get medium quality results with lower yields and it costs much more to grow them.

      If I use no fertiliser or manure I get much poorer crops and much smaller yields with a higher level of plant diseases.

      If I use no weedkiller on borders and paths I am slowly swamped across the entire plots with bindweed and couch grass.

      I am pretty sure this would scale up to farming level.


      • Scroblene says:

        Absolutely, Digg!

        The nearest we ever got to organic gardening on our allotments was using comfrey and nettles, soaked for several days and mixed with rainwater in the can! The leeks did come out well, but it was impossible to judge the rest of the veg…

        Other than that we always use Roundup, Dithane, Bordeaux mixture, soluble aspirin, and all sorts of stuff which was banned by the EU, but easily available online!

        I can never understand how Duchy stuff is supposed to be ‘good for you’, but there again, it costs a whole load more, and is to be avoided where possible!


  9. AsISeeIt says:

    What are we to make of the inevitable blanket wall-to-wall media coverage of women’s football?

    No more years of hurt – claims the giveaway ad sheet Metro; the Sun is explicit: Move over fellas.. it’s home!

    The Daily Express lowers the old blue and yellow banner from its masthead and in its place raises the cross of St George flag – risking the ire of Labour MP Emily Thornberry? Yesterday they were United with the people of Ukraine – today it’s Champions of Europe – first we get to host Eurovision on the back of sympathy for Ukraine, now this… our cup runneth over… despite Brexit?

    Mind you, this is a major event, supposedly not simply some data point in pub sports quiz stats – this is real cultural and political history being made before our very eyes – doncha know? Game changers – splashes the Guardian

    The ironically named Robert Hardman simps in the Mail: Where the Lions so often fought and failed, the Lionesses came and conquered last night.

    The Daily Star’s thought for the day is rather prophetic for us chaps: They think it’s all over… it is now

    Hmmm…? You may have missed it but Chelsea Ladies did the double last season winning both the women’s FA Cup and the women’s Premier League… but will actual football fans in west London take much heart from this…? Or will they instead in reality still prioritise interest in the men’s game? Still lamenting the demise of Abramovich and after a dodgy season still yet maintain high hopes under under Thomas Tuchel?

    There was a time – not so long ago – when popular culture celebrated the skill, dedication and achievements of the Dagenham Girl Pipers. Once professionals, now sadly an amateur relic of it’s former self, as it was uneconomical for the band to continue as a professional group. Corporate interests will move on to new market opportunities. Our media no doubt being led by subtle State-sponsored themes and narratives.

    Beating the men at their own game is the approved ideological messaging being trumpeted here.

    So what does the prevailing culture offer young men?

    Become a gaming god! Win the ultimate hyper set up. Worth £680 (Daily Star) – retreat to mum’s basement – which in itself is an obvious Americanism – we Brits have box rooms.

    And, like eastern Ukraine – as we look elsewhere – slowly but surely, inch by inch, ruthlessly bombarded flat prior to inevitable capture and occupation – so our British culture surrenders and succumbs to the unholy alliance of global diversity and global commercialisation: College name change. Linacre College, Oxford, can change its name to Thao College in recognition of a £155 million gift by Vietnam’s richest woman after ministers ended an investigation (Times) – happily waved on – largely on the q.t – by bought and sold politicians.

    Nothing to do with Gary… Founded in 1962, the College’s name commemorates an outstanding Renaissance figure, Thomas Linacre (c.1460-1524) who was a distinguished humanist, medical scientist and classicist whose accomplishments established him as one of the great scholars of his time

    Property tycoon Christian Candy has sold his luxury estate just west of London for about £125m, one of the biggest housing deals this year… the eventual buyer was from the Middle East… (FT)

    Meanwhile in the eastern European enclave of Boston, Lincolnshire, there was a particularly nasty child killing.


    • Guest Who says:

      If be ‘we’ you mean the media, it seems the coverages is mostly on precedent if Naff of the BME is any guide.


      By Nafeesa Shan

      England’s Lionesses make history by beating Germany in Euro 2022 final

      Well, they won a football match too.

      No word yet from the Asian Network.

      I know some Japanese blokes play baseball.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I think it’s good news thar Oxbridge college names are sold for cash – old white men being replaced with corrupt Vietnamese ones is a thing . What about maudlin ( magdelane?) college becoming “Aldi college ‘
      – it’s only on the same level of nice corruption exhibited by the future king and his suitcases of case from dodgy Arabs ….


  10. Fedup2 says:

    Today Watch

    Today has been cancelled and replaced with ‘approved sports report ‘… off switch ….

    Oh yeah – the murder of a 9 – that’s nine year old girl -in a street in a town in England is of no interest to the BBC at all – no outpouring of public grief – no visits by the PM to lay flowers – no Something Must Be Done .

    Don’t get me wrong – I don’t agree with all those shallow insincere theatricals – but the attention some ‘approved ‘ killings get compared to others is a stain on journalism .

    Is this one because it’s in Boston – a long way from anywhere ?

    Also – the chief constable of Manchester is going on about hate crime and telling those suffering from an anxiety attack because of a ‘twitter ‘ that it’s not the police’ business to intervene …
    ………..I think it is wrong . They should all just work from home recording every ‘hate ‘ allegation and ‘community tension ‘….

    That way – they’d have no time to actually do anything – they’d be working away from risk and more importantly the public wouldn’t have to be reminded they exist .

    Funding could be cut too – no need for uniforms or police stations or cars …


    • Guest Who says:

      The unfortunate news about young people can vary, a lot, especially on the bbc. Also BME…

      Last-minute hearing due in Archie Battersbee case

      Twelve-year-old Archie Battersbee was found unconscious at home in Southend, Essex in April. His mum Hollie Dance believes he might have been taking part in an online challenge. He is on life support in hospital and has never regained consciousness. Archie’s family have been urging the Royal London Hospital to continue his treatment. They launched legal proceedings but two High Court judges have agreed with doctors, who have said Archie is brain-stem dead, and ruled life support treatment could end. The Court of Appeal also said that doctors could lawfully disconnect his ventilator. But his family are continuing to fight and have applied to the United Nations (UN) to consider his case. While this is being reviewed, the Court of Appeal will be holding a last-minute hearing following a request from the UN to keep treating Archie.

      This being a bbc ‘investigation’ these few simple paras do raise some questions, starting with the ‘belief’ bit.


      • Guest Who says:

        Anyhoo, Steve of Pskov is about as far away from the action as possible and still get a tan, but is being very BBC about trust and transparency in information in a lyrically waxing way.

        Reality of Ukraine war hidden from Fortress Russia

        In the village of Vybuty, a large crowd has gathered outside a church. People are queuing up to kiss the icon of a saint. An Orthodox priest in a gold embroidered vestment chants a prayer for Russia: “For our blessed country, its rulers and its army.” In the congregation are Russian servicemen.

        They cross themselves with three fingers according to the Orthodox tradition. Ukraine isn’t mentioned in the mass. But it’s on people’s minds. “In our family, we have a lot of young men who are serving there,” one of the worshippers, Ludmila, tells me. “God won’t abandon them. They will definitely return home.” Many Russian soldiers haven’t.

        Read full article >

        Steve Rosenberg
        Russia Editor, Pskov


        War is hell, Steve. And its first victim is the same always.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I suppose the main question for the court of appeal on Monday morning will be whether some agency from the UN has jurisdiction over the decisions of an English / UK court .
        Judging by what happened when a still anonymous so called ‘judge ‘ in the ECHR court decided over deportations – the UN court will rule …


        • Guest Who says:

          And a few others.

          Beyond the legalities and medical issues, what is this ‘online challenge’ thing all about? And how relevant?

          And given the family urges in play, how come so many surnames?

          It is all desperately sad, but the bbc rather clearly is creating a very bbc issue out of this for very bbc reasons.


    • Scroblene says:

      And Sarah Everard could have been alive today if we didn’t have disgraceful cops like that s*** Couzens on the streets!


  11. andyjsnape says:

    Good morning

    Looks like some women have won the football, as nearly all the front page of bbc website is full of links. Any other news, maybe something people would like to be informed about, ie the invaders in Dinghies


    • Guest Who says:

      Given the professional assessments abounding of ‘News’ vs. ‘Not news’, in the Subs and Eyeballs sector, it seems odd some enterprising editor does not try to be, you know, different?


  12. Guest Who says:

    BBC assigned a Lovely Hair Editor yet?


    • micknotmike says:

      Interesting one, this. There’s an old episode of “pie in the sky” where the wine waiter., who Henry Crabbe knows is left-handed, opens a bottle with a right-handed corkscrew, using the right-handed technique (Left handed ones turn the other way) . He comments, and the waiter simply says “It’s a right handed world Mr. Crabbe”. I’m left-handed, and I can tell you that it has enormous advantages.WARNING – GENERALISATION ALERT – Most right-handers hardly use their left hand for anything, whereas lefties tend to almost work in an ambidextrous fashion.
      The biggest advantage for me was when I started using a computer, around 1988. The office pc (Only one, dos 3.3 or thereabouts) was laid out for right-hand use, so I used the mouse with my right hand, holding my pen in the left. I never have to put my pen down to use the mouse, nor pick it up again afterwards.
      Screwing shelf brackets to a wall? Tight corner? Tired hands? Do what I do and use the other hand, easy! Before you ask, no, I haven’t got a right-handed screwdriver.
      Above all, don’t stand behind a lectern telling me how much of a disadvantage I suffer.


  13. Guest Who says:

    So, as SurKurry, well his team does on his behalf, implodes on social media, Raisin Brain excels all on her own with her mum on photo op duty…


  14. Guest Who says:

    Don, Don, Don…

    Springster and Wendy will NOT be happy.


  15. Guest Who says:

    “Norty Lembit… no QT panel for you now…”


    • BRISSLES says:

      Its been noticeable that since that brouha a few weeks ago on Dewbs show, where there were 3 guests – 2 black women (one a rather large comedienne), all the debating shows have only included 2 guests.

      The large comedienne became very vocal about her being invited on and clearly she was the only one (lefty) having to be opposed by 2+ Dewbs, right wingers, it was tv gold as they all went for each other’s throats.

      Since that episode there have only been 2 guests.


  16. Guest Who says:

    Bio says ‘Barrister, lefty..’ (aren’t they all?) so surely set for @BBCpolitics glory now.

    That picture though, a bit hideously not NBA surely?


  17. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – oh dear, was it really, Justin?

    JustRemainIn Webb and Nick Robinson doing a Mens Doubles – wot? no wimmin? – the day after you know what at Wembley. Nick is in Trafalgar Square, for some reason – gone to talk over a pigeon? – and starts by saying at 8.10 a.m. “If you want a job doing, just ask a …” at which we get some dead air and Justin steps in. He lets slip, no doubt inadvertently and somewhat unchivalrously, that they have female engineers in the TOADY studio today.


    But hilarious, nevertheless. Off switch activated as JustRemainIn talks about newspapers and ‘you know what’.


    • Fedup2 says:

      No today today …

      I assume that the cargo of grain being exported from Odessa this morning will be fish food by this afternoon ….courtesy of a Russian / Ukrainian mine / torpedo …

      But judging by the media attitude to England winning the World Cup of Ladies we won’t hear much of it.

      If I was putin I’d sink that grain ship to block a channel out and show the ( third ) world the power of Russia to starve it ….

      …I think the woke west will be shocked when putin wins …


      • Peter Grimes says:

        Not even the first grain cargo to Lebanon post-embargo. There were complaints from Ukraine about a cargo of stolen grain being unloaded in a N Lebanese port last week.


      • Dickie says:

        For Fedup2. You really do have a bee in your bonnet about Putin dont you? Perhaps some info on St Zelensky would be useful to others on this site, just to balance things up:

        Before he ran for the presidency, Volodymyr Zelenskyy was a comedian. Here’s a video from 8 years ago that was wiped from YouTube but which was resurrected on BitChute on the Plazma channel – https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/ukrainian-president-zelenskyy-yes-really/.
        Zelenskyy starred in the hit television series Servant of the People, where he played the role of a high-school history teacher in his 30s who won the presidential election after a viral video showed him ranting against government corruption in Ukraine. The series, which ran from October 2015 – March 2019 will soon be airing on British Channel 4.
        The political party, Servant of the People, named after the show was founded in March 2018 by Zelenskyy and members of his production company.
        In March 2019, Zelenskyy told Der Spiegel magazine that he went into politics to restore trust in politicians and that he wanted “to bring professional, decent people to power”. If that sounds like it came straight out of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders program, it did. Zelensky is a graduate.
        In July 2019, Zelenskyy tweeted a picture of himself with Justin Trudeau and credited the Canadian Prime Minister for inspiring him to get into politics. His credibility hit the gutter for me when I saw that.
        Zelenskyy led an incredibly brief and successful presidential campaign, mostly on social media to decisively unseat incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. He was sworn in on May 2, 2019.
        Zelenskyy is backed by the CIA, the Globalist banking cartel, numerous Ukrainian oligarchs and the Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion.
        Like Zelenskyy, the Azov Battalion’s key backer is the infamous Ukrainian oligarch, Ihor Kolomoyskyi. This is so, despite the fact that both Zelenskyy and Kolomoyskyi are Jewish.
        Zelenskyy’s and Kolomoyskyi’s names appeared prominently in both the Panama Papers and the Pandora Papers.
        On February 23rd, Ilia Kyva, a member of the Ukrainian parliament from the Opposition Platform For Life (OPPL) party, posted on Telegram that Zelenskyy has accumulated more than $1.2 billion US dollars during the first two and half years of his presidency, stored in multiple accounts at Dresdner Bank Lateinamerika in Costa Rica, saying:
        “Regular replenishment in ragged tranches of $12 to $35 million comes through various channels, such as from Rinat Akhmetov and Viktor Pinchuk through First Union Bank and Deutsche Bank, as well as Ihor Kolomoyskyi from his Geneva accounts at Banque Nationale de Paris,” Kyva posted on his Telegram channel, saying:
        “Every president and his team, after his tenure, walked away as dollar billionaires, and Zelenskyy, for all his inferiority, was no exception, just in his case, no one will let him just walk away.”
        Kyva says that the movement of such funds would be impossible without the assent of the German and French authorities and he vows to prosecute Zelenskyy.
        Kyva also claims that Zelenskyy bought a villa in Miami for $34 million, as well as several sets of jewelry for $5.6 million.
        George Webb, reporting from Miami is following this trail, saying he visited Zelenskyy’s Miami property, near the Kazakh Consulate there
        Contributed by Alexandra Bruce


        • Fedup2 says:

          Motivation interests me . I knew a bit of the Ukrainian comedian – you can see the ego coming through as he is crowned an international stateman – I also have personal experience of the normal corruption of the East – but sadly have never profited from it

          But the methods putin is using is straight out of the megalomaniac work book . He can see himself as Vlad the Great restoring the power of mother Russia in the face of western aggression – as he sees it .

          I have the same fascination with Stalin and the methods he used to retain his personal power – at absolutely any cost ..

          But then..

          Why can’t we have those reports about so much oil floating around the planet that they can’t give it away ..

          …. But it’s well to remember that there would have been inflation if Vlad the great had stayed home as the world economy expanded after the chines virus … he just added to it bigly ….

          Russia has aways got away with its ‘ evil in the past – I wonder if it will happen again ..

          Now Im being called back to my duty as armchair field Marshall …


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, I’m a bit worried by the recent ‘He says, she says’ from Russia and Ukraine, especially when there have been photos of some suspiciously unexploded missiles and rockets without much scarring or damage to the paintwork. I hope we will not be hearing that Ukraine and Zelensky are less than squeaky clean.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I think we can forget about Eastern `Europe for a bit and switch to the Sarf China Sea . I’m I wrong in thinking that the fraud Vice President of the US is going there ? Maybe that’s the time when Biden is knocked off and the Big One kicks off …

          I hope the site withstands the EMP … I can do abbreviation too …

          Correction it’s pelosi – not karmela …


  18. Guest Who says:

    Not a good day to be left, and and idi… sorry, almost tautology.


  19. G says:

    For Shares/Stock Market: the USA’ very own, Martin Lewis – Greg Mannarino

    Take heed. The writing is appearing now a considerable number of walls:


  20. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 a repeat from February
    “Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan is one of the world’s most acclaimed and influential figures working in contemporary dance today.
    Born in London to Bangladeshi parents, Akram is renowned for his radical productions in which classical Asian music and movement is fused with modern styles”
    “My mother arrived in 1973 I was born in 1974”
    “I used to run from the National Front in Morden”


    • 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.



  21. MarkyMark says:

    China warns it will ‘resolutely safeguard national sovereignty’ as tensions rise over Taiwan



  22. Deborah says:

    My brief sojourn into the world of the Today programme around 8.20 on Monday morning. It was an interesting insight into a BBC minds. Not unsurprisingly it was a discussion first with Linnekar and then some woman about women’s football being shown on the television. Robinson framed the question around those well known people ‘some say’ who suggest with time there will be demand or whether channels should be FORCED to show it (sorry for shouting, can’t do italics when I post). The next thing we know is that we should be FORCED to listen or watch the BBC.


  23. Sluff says:

    Somewhat OT but just linking two continuing areas of interest.
    Part of the staff shortage in the NHS is that more ‘heroic’ consultants are retiring early. There are therefore calls to amend their remuneration.

    Irony upon irony. Our socialist Tory government has consistently lowered the pension lifetime allowance. This is highly discriminatory against private sector workers.

    But it also works against the highest paid staff in the public sector. A public sector pension of over £54,000 a year attracts a tax rate of 55%. Easily achievable for hospital consultants. So why work longer when you have reached this ceiling? Why not retire early and take it easy? And maybe make up the resulting income difference with one day a week down the road at the private hospital?

    Truth is, the red Tories have played the politics of envy card and the chickens have come home to roost.


  24. Fedup2 says:

    Not much coverage of the steps being taken by other countries to mitigate the cost of living crisis ( for some ) .

    I understand that France did away with the TV licencing system last week – which was around £100 but there is no indication what it is being replaced with – I so I guess it’s general taxation.

    Other countries – apparently – have cut chunks out of fuel taxes . It might be noted that the idiot nut nut cares less about this because he is too busy partying ….

    It’s a shame we are in this state of affairs for another 5 weeks . What does he care ? He’s ok and his agent will be busily taking orders for ‘appearances ‘….


  25. gb123 says:

    Does the Mail know something we don’t know?



  26. pugnazious says:

    They couldn’t just enjoy the moment…they had to politicise it and racialise it.

    Ignorant bigotry combined with overweening, self-serving smug virtue signalling designed to show us how compassionate they are is not a good mix…however Nick Robinson, Campbell & Co manage to effortlessly fill the airwaves with their tedious right-onness.

    According to Nick Robinson black, female players just aren’t coming through to the England team for some reason.

    Apart from the three black players in the squad.

    Campbell was pleased that Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura, had died on the same day England beat Germany…it was so poignant apparently…so fitting that such a trailbazer should die on that day…such an inspirational woman.

    And as Simon Webb asks….why is it OK for Blacks to say on the BBC that they aren’t comfortable with Whites and are not inspired by them?…and it’s the same for Muslims who won’t join non-Muslims trekking in the country. Is it similarly OK for white people to say they don’t want to be with Blacks/Muslims? LOL…gotta doubt that one….the BBC wouldn’t be posting lovingly crafted videos justifying their racism as it does for Blacks and Muslims.


    • MarkyMark says:

      That this House, while welcoming the success of England’s football team in the European 1996 Championships, deplores the jingoism and nationalism in the pages of sections of the tabloid press which does nothing to maintain the true spirit of sport, but is reminiscent of Hitler’s use of sport to enhance his evel regime in the 1930s.

      Barnes, Harry Labour Party North East Derbyshire 27.06.1996
      Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 26.06.1996
      Cummings, John Labour Party Easington 03.07.1996
      Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 09.07.1996
      Evans, John Labour Party St Helens North 27.06.1996
      Gerrard, Neil Labour Party Walthamstow 27.06.1996
      Heppell, John Labour Party Nottingham East 27.06.1996
      Jones, Martyn Labour Party Clwyd South 18.07.1996
      Livingstone, Ken No party affiliation Brent East 26.06.1996
      Michie, Bill Labour Party Sheffield Heeley 26.06.1996
      Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 04.07.1996
      Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 26.06.1996
      Wareing, Robert N Labour Party Liverpool West Derby 27.06.1996

      Session: 1995-96
      Date tabled: 25.06.1996
      Primary sponsor: Loyden, Eddie



  27. MarkyMark says:

    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.




  28. MarkyMark says:

    Amber Rudd, are schools teaching “Islamist extremist material” being tracked?
    A DEGREE OF INFLUENCE: The funding of strategically important subjects in UK universities
    “What is noticeable from the research undertaken in this report is the disparity
    in the levels of funding from the countries studied. There are huge amounts
    of cash currently being donated by Arab and Islamic sources (University of Cambridge / £1.2m / UAE / Appointment of a full-time lecturer specialising in Islam / 1996), and this has undoubtedly
    led to a degree of influence in the oversight of UK universities. China,
    however, while donating only a relatively small amount of cash, has managed
    to gain a disproportionate amount of influence in UK higher education via its
    Confucius Institutes. What is also clear is that, in terms of money donated, the
    likes of Japan and Russia do not appear to have the desire to influence higher
    education in the same way as China or certain countries in the Muslim world.”



  29. Fedup2 says:

    Sorry confused – which one is on bail ?


  30. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    I wonder when we will be getting the first bloke who decides to be a wimmin who plays wimmins football as is happening in lots of other wimmin sports.

    Imagine someone like a Stuart Pierce or a Jack Charlton waking up one morning and deciding to be a wimmin.

    During a game one of them does a proper thundering man tackle and snaps the opposing wimmin in half.

    I suppose they will end up with some sports where men can be wimmin and other sports where they can’t (Quidditch and Quadball?)


    • Scroblene says:

      I’d rather hope that Jack Charlton didn’t turn up, as his fingernails would be quite badly hurt from scrabbling at the lid of his coffin, but I take your point, EG, even if I’d rather try and think of something else…

      When the girls play the blokes at rugby, there’s usually a scrum collapse every few minutes, just to get their breath back…


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      ‘thundering man tackle’

      “Mouncey, who was prevented from entering the AFLW draft in 2017 based on her “strength, stamina or physique”, is now unable to play in the ACT’s top female comp unless she meets certain criteria outlined in a new AFL policy released in October last year.”



  31. Guest Who says:

    Sadly, it has been noted the UK is importing BBC mostly woke idiocy over there in spades.



  32. Fedup2 says:

    I thought it was ‘quality ‘ that the mail on Sunday re published the queer swastika yesterday … apparently certain queer groups took offence because it ‘demeaned ‘ the memory of queers murdered by the nazis .

    Personally – as neither a queer nor a nazi – anything which keeps those events ‘alive ‘ and not ‘cancelled ‘ is a good thing …

    I’ll be interesting to see how much those arrested will be getting from the chief constable of Hampshire – although it would be more satisfactory if the personal details of the plod involved were made public .

    Use powers like that – expect serious consequences


  33. tapwatertory says:

    Congratulations to the England womens football team.
    The bbc tried and failed to turn it into some social justice bullshit.

    None of those players look like me but I’m still happy.

    Regarding the closure of the Tavistock clinic I’d like to remind people of the excellent Stephen Nolan podcast about stonewall.

    A bbc journalist who merits the name.

    The episode where he asks his employer for someone to defend the allegations and the bbc refuse is telling.

    He even worries about being sacked.

    It’s still on the bbc webshite but hidden.

    Episode 10, but the entire podcast is great listening.


  34. infoquest says:

    This has given me an idea. If there IS a breach of contract, we no longer have to pay to watch……..



    • MarkyMark says:

      NHS Charities Together has released a controversial Christmas advert online which shows Father Christmas seriously ill in hospital.

      It depicts the challenges that frontline workers have faced throughout the pandemic this year.

      However, it shows an elderly bearded man who is being rushed into hospital as doctors and nurses, who are wearing PPE, attempt to resuscitate him.

      It then shows him making a recovery and is wished a Merry Christmas by a nurse.



      • Fedup2 says:

        Heads up
        GBNEws- Steyn 8pm Monday – Lawrence Fox talks Hampshire stazi and arrest on grounds of ‘internet anxiety ‘- 3 million view of the boiler suits handcuffing a British army veteran in front of his home – in front of his neighbours – and mr miller being arrested for ‘obstruction ‘.__
        Something the BBC will Never Mention …


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      infoquest that is a good summary.

      Ofcom issued guidelines quite early on, including advising against broadcasting “statements that seek to question or undermine the advice of public health bodies on the Coronavirus, or otherwise undermine people’s trust in the advice of mainstream sources of information about the disease…”

      I imagine BBC etc would use that as their defence — it would have been irresponsible to go against the recommendations of the PHE, MHRA, UKHSA etc.

      We know the media have been taken over by ideological interests but the bigger problem is our public health agencies have been completely negligent / corrupt (choose either or both).

      Click to access Note-to-broadcasters-Coronavirus-update.pdf


  35. andyjsnape says:

    Summary of bbc news website

    Womens football, also
    Becky Hill has hit back at trolls

    Such world class news


  36. Doublethinker says:

    I’ve just watched the Jordan Peterson interview posted by , I think, Thoughful yesterday. Many thanks Thoughtful.
    It’s is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. If a thinker such as Peterson believes that the WEF is seeking to change the world so fundamentally then there is clearly something to this theory . I had wondered if I and the many others who fear the WEF agenda were guilty of gross exaggeration, of reading sinister intentions into perfectly normal events. But it’s beginning to look this is not the case and our fears were fully justified.


  37. MarkyMark says:

    Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has waded in to condemn her own officers over their arrest of an army veteran who shared an image tweeted by Laurence Fox. The three officers, who whacked the anonymous serviceman in handcuffs for “malicious communications” – which in this case means “causing anxiety” by sharing a picture of a swastika made out of pride flags – were confronted on Thursday by Fox and Reclaim Party chairman Harry Miller as they prepared to make the arrest. Fox and Miller showed up with a camera crew as part of their new Bad Law Project to “challenge and depoliticise” woke policing. Rather than acknowledging it’s a bit over-the-top to handcuff a man over a tweet, the officers simply arrested Miller as well…


    1765 …. **In a republic worthy of name, freedom to publish one ’s thoughts is a citizen’s natural right.** They may use a pen or their voice, and should not be prevented from writing any more than speaking …That is the law in England, a monarchical country, where people are freer than elsewhere because they are more enlightened. – Voltaire, Republican Ideas, 1765

    2018 … In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY – UK South Yorkshire Police, 2018

    1765 … **In a republic worthy of name, freedom to publish one’s thoughts is a citizen’s natural right.**

    2018 … **which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing**



    • tarien says:

      Yet another woman in a senior position heading the Hamshire Police- have all the men resigned? Seemingly now we have women covering every conceivable area of the media, journalism, news readers/reporters/ heads of varying Public and Governmental institutions. Its begining to sound and look like the ‘Piggy Malone’ series with Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett, when women ruled the world-without women we would have no world of humans, but without men the world would be without purpose.


  38. MarkyMark says:

    No mention on BBC Website for TikTok – protecting China?

    Archie Battersbee suffered brain damage after taking part in the blackout TikTok challenge

    7 April: The 12-year-old is found unconscious at his home in Southend, Essex. His mother believes he had been taking part in an online challenge



  39. MarkyMark says:

    The CHIPS legislation was drafted at the height of the semiconductor supply crisis, which is beginning to ease – but highlighted America’s increasing reliance on overseas chip fabs.

    “By making more semiconductors in the United States, this bill will increase domestic manufacturing and lower costs for families. And, it will strengthen our national security by making us less dependent on foreign sources of semiconductors,” Biden said in a statement.



  40. tomo says:

    The sheer scale of it …

    Where the UK is headed?


    • StewGreen says:

      Brian G an Entrepreneur from San Francisco, grabbed that graph from the
      Texas Public Policy Foundation’s PDF
      “Federal Energy Subsidies and Support
      from 2010 to 2019 Updated July 2020”
      by Brent Bennett, Ph.D., Karl Schmidt, Jr., Gary Faust

      The report is about the US and a bit flawed to me, cos it counts a tax break as a subsidy
      and I don’t think that is right.
      The report actually says subsidies aren’t the half of it, it’s the way they screw up the markets that the main problem.

      In the UK grid prices don’t include nuclear clean up costs, which I think the taxpayer funds. Nuclear waste is manageable, so although the cost is billions, it’s small compared to the electricity generated.


      • tomo says:

        Mildly chastised here about that graph…

        The skeptics should be better than that.

        That said – it pales in comparison to the unending torrent of lies and Panglossian bilge about renewables being cheapest etcetera…


  41. MarkyMark says:

    The nuclear power station that has generated more electricity than any other has been switched off.

    Hinkley Point B in Somerset has been making power since 1976 and currently contributes about 3% of the UK’s total power needs.

    Switching Hinkley off will mean more electricity made from gas, which is at a record high price at the moment.



    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


  42. StewGreen says:

    I’m sorry if their really is a drought in certain parts like the southeast
    I expect rain will come soon

    But around my region local media keep disinforming by pushing the exciting narrative
    that “we we we are in drought”
    It’s rained a inch in the last week
    .. and we’ll maybe get 4mm tomorrow too.



  43. Lucy Pevensey says:

    There has been a notable lack of rain in Kent all summer Stew.
    But it has happened before. We have also had some years where it rained excessively for months.

    Either situation will be used by the media to stir up fear & panic.


    • StewGreen says:

      Rain falls in pockets not necessarily where the weather station is
      First I checked Rochester but no data
      This is Maidstone station CBers , Sevenoaks is similar
      both about 11mm last week

      East Kent seems worse



    • Scroblene says:

      The Beeb have conveniently forgotten what a crap, cold, wet Spring and early Summer we had last year!

      Funny that…


      • Up2snuff says:

        Scrobie, and autumn and winter 2021/22 and spring 2022 and early summer 2022. There was a week of summer, starting 19th July (ironically) 2021 and then very feeble until the cold hit in mid-September 2021. I found myself longing for 2020’s Lockdown when it was gloriously sunny and warm.


  44. Lucy Pevensey says:

    I didn’t see the England Women’s Football match live.

    Can someone here who saw it please tell me if the Women’s team did the BLM Kneeling Ceremony before the match?


  45. MarkyMark says:



    Health Secretary announces over £13 billion of debt will be written off as part of a major financial reset for NHS providers. From 1 April, over £13 billion of NHS debt will be scrapped as part of a wider package of NHS reforms announced by the Health Secretary today.2 Apr 2020


  46. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Well done to the Lionpersons.

    During the post match interviews with the players did you notice that they kept saying how proud they were of being British.

    I bet the bbbc hated that.


  47. MarkyMark says:



  48. tomo says:

    I’m concerned about the oxygen being wasted at The Guardian


  49. Eddy Booth says:

    “The last remaining families in the Donetsk region have been told to evacuate as Russia slowly advance.”


    “Olena, a resident in a city in the region, has tried to protect her four-year-old daughter from the harsh realities of the Ukraine war.
    She said: “Sometimes I turn the volume of the TV louder so she doesn’t hear the shelling.” ‘

    BBC was very quiet when it was the Ukrainians shelling Donbass civilians for 8 years…
    Little Rita didn’t need no TV, she just collected, categorised and lined up the shells!


  50. digg says:

    Watching a documentary on the gestapo in Nazi Germany on the yesterday channel.

    The most effective technique they used was “denunciation” where they could swoop on anyone simply because they had been reported to the gestapo by any other member of the public.

    Often the gestapo were not interested in the reason for the reporting or the guilt of the arrested, they simply wanted to breed a culture of fear of consequences in the public by dishing out unfair and barbaric treatment to the accused, guilty or not.

    People often used this to extract revenge on neighbours or co-workers or anyone they didn’t like.

    It rang an immediate bell!

    … the recent case of the army vet, handcuffed and hauled off to clink by the po-faced bullying plod officers for sharing something on social media the lgbt bullying crowd didn’t like, in a nutshell they had “denunciated” him and the officers seem to relish turning into the gestapo.


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