Midweek 10 August 2022

Trivia – but important to many . The BBC has decided to stop doing the football results on Saturday evenings – a ‘tradition ‘ going back to the 1950s . A ritual for many – but something too big for the schedule ‘according to BBC sport . For those of us looking for any way to diminish and destroy the Far Left Anti British BBC – it is good news . Keep up that self destruction please BBC….

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  1. Fedup2 says:

    For fans of Radio 2 – a column from the DT

    BBC Radio 2, the most popular radio station in the UK – at the moment – seems to be on a mission to destroy itself. Its youth obsession is turning its flagship status into a “dad dancing” Radio 1 clone, elbowing out seasoned presenters, or “refreshing” their slots by “sharing” them out. Remember the ill-fated Drive-Time “marriage”, merging Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley? Two distinct personalities who had earned their own spotlight and didn’t need to be “propped up”. And now Paul O’Grady says he had “no choice” but to split his airtime with a comedian, Rob Beckett and quit the Radio 2 Sunday afternoon radio show he’s hosted for 14 years.

    Nothing wrong with Rob. He makes me laugh sometimes when he’s on stage, but Paul O’Grady, like all the very best radio presenters, comes through the radio and can lift your spirits, ease your mind and, as the radio jingle said about another legendary broadcaster, “makes your day”.

    Time was when broadcasters didn’t just get recruited from reality shows or because they got some nice reviews at the Edinburgh fringe. They had voice training, learned their craft and worked their way up.

    Then, each of the BBC Radio stations had a distinct role. Radio 3 was classical, serious music while Radio 4 was talk radio, cultural and informative. Radio 1, shouty, full of new music, was for the young. And Radio 2? Currently, it’s confused.
    When Radios 1 & 2 launched in 1967, the average age of the UK population was 27. In 2015, the median age of the population was 40 years old. The grown ups are on the rise.

    But I began my listening life by tuning in to Radio Luxembourg and Radio Caroline. I remember running down the road to my friend, Patsy, shouting “Quick turn on Luxembourg! They’re playing a band called The Beatles!”

    The BBC was quick to capitalise on the pirate radio stations success, poaching the disc jockeys and launching their own young person’s station, Radio 1 in 1967, with DJs including Kenny Everett, John Peel and Terry Wogan and Tony Blackburn.

    Radio 2 – formerly the Light Programme – launched at the same time, with a remit for easy listening but it has gradually eased off the pedal of showtunes, crooners and standards and begun reflecting the baby-boomers musical memories, from Woodstock to George Ezra. Some of the disc jockeys joined the Radio 2 roster, steeped in music lore and friends with the singers and musicians they featured. The apparently immortal – and funny – Tony Blackburn starts my weekend off with the unmissable Sound of the Sixties on Saturday, while the urbane and erudite Johnnie Walker features the next decade in Sunday’s Sound of the 70s. They are revered and loved – and still there.

    But they are the exceptions. Radio 2 presenters like Steve Wright, Vanessa Feltz, Craig Charles – are draining away, quicker than the country’s reservoirs.

    I’m waving the flag for grown-up listening with my Radio 4 comedy, Conversations from a Long Marriage, which celebrates a couple still in love with life, music and each other.

    But what are Radio 2 doing for grown ups? Why don’t they cherish their crown-jewelled broadcasters? The station isn’t losing audiences. It doesn’t need to keep rearranging the audio furniture. To paraphrase the old cliche “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Stop trying to hang with the kids. Celebrate and embrace the broadcasters who have made the station a success – like Ken Bruce and yes, Paul O’Grady.

    It seems nobody’s safe. When Tony Blackburn’s Golden Hour show was moved from Friday to Sunday, he described it as “strange”, appearing to blame ageism and saying “there’s a lot of it about.”

    Sounds like a good idea for a song. But would it get on the Radio 2 playlist?ENDS

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Fed I too grew up with all the ‘old’ DJs you mentioned, but haven’t listened to R2 for a couple of decades, so I won’t miss Steve Wright, Vanessa Feltz, Craig Charles. Alan ‘fluff’ Freeman was my go to for top pops listening at weekends.

      BOOM radio has now hit the spot for my generation music, mainly because those DJs from the past know their audience and what they want.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Brissles – I just think it’s really sad that the awful T. Blackburn is still about – just cannot listen …. I wonder what he knows about Saville since they were ‘top’ at the same time pop pickers ?

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Fed, have to agree, I preferred to listen to TB rather than look at him, and so true, all the old’uns must have known about Saville.

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          • TrickCyclist says:

            I remember it was said that when Tony Blackburn used to hand over to David Diddy Hamilton (or the other way around), he would sometimes be playing “Young Girl” by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. “And that’s especially for Jimmy Savile,” he would say (allegedly).
            Woof woof, get down Arnold.

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  2. pugnazious says:

    Must be hard being gay and Tom Daley….I mean…..just how does that work? With his head stuck so far up his ar*e, which enables him to talk so copiously out of it, it must bring many other limitations to the gay sex life…..and tears to the eyes….oh…hang on…no…those tears are tears of guilt as he is made to understand the evil that was the British Empire and the legacy of colonialism…he feels so ashamed to be British.

    The Empire not only put the jackboot upon the neck of native populations it also crushed their man-love type inclinations…an oppression that continues even until now as independent ex-colonial countries enforce draconian and discriminatory laws against homosexuality….but it’s Queen Victoria’s fault….be ashamed white people!

    Good old BBC pumping out complete rubbish with the usual malicious intent of vilifying Britain, its history and its present white population.

    The real truth? It’s always been frowned upon to various degrees….due to religion and no doubt culture in other countries….as the Mail points out [and Telegraph]…

    ‘Many historians have argued that homophobia long predates the British Empire, not to mention the fact that many of the most homophobic countries in the world, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, have no history of being colonised.

    In many places, an anti-gay moral code was set by centuries of religion effectively outlawing same-sex relationships.

    As historian of the British Raj Dr Zareer Masani told the Daily Telegraph of Daley’s anti-British conclusion: ‘As a historian, I can assure him that male homosexuality in India carried penalties under both Hindu and Sharia Islamic law long before the British Raj – reflecting both local and prevailing Christian sentiment – enacted statutes prohibiting it.’

    He added that ’75 years after the British left’ there has been virtually no change in attitude towards LGBT people in many Commonwealth countries.’

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    • Beltane says:

      The overriding problem with the acceptance of homosexuality as the norm in any society is that it is genetically unsustainable and results in an inevitable collapse. Whether this is seen as moral or physical is academic, the end result is the same.

      Egyptian, Greek, Chinese and Roman civilisations prove the point.

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      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Homosexuality is a biological deadend, which is why the vast majority of the population are hardwired to be heterosexual, homosexuality will always be an aberration of the norm in any species that reproduces sexually.

        The question is, do we, as a society and as a species: outlaw, repress, tolerate, accept, or encourage such behaviour, clearly there is a small subset of the population who are simply ‘born’ homosexual, another subset who are ‘born’ bisexual, and a third subset who can be encouraged to join either of those subsets.

        Outlawing and repression seem to be a waste of time (and just plain mean), given some people are simply ‘born that way’, and so long as it is kept between consenting adults, they aren’t really hurting anyone else.

        As a sympathetic soul, I’m inclined to say ‘live and let live’, and have no objection to people being openly homosexual, homosexual marriage etc… I know quite a few homosexuals and am good friends with a few, their sexuality doesn’t bother me at all, but then the ones I get on with don’t tend to make any fuss over it (rather like I don’t make a fuss about being heterosexual).

        However, I’m pretty sure it’s not beneficial for society, or our species to be ENCOURAGING homosexuality as some kind of ‘preferable’ lifestyle choice, which is ‘better’ than heterosexuality, because, frankly it really isn’t.

        The Ancient Greeks (and through them the Romans), learnt the habit of keeping ‘catamites’ from the Persians, it has continued in the Middle East (e.g. Ottoman Empire) until today, but it’s not quite homosexuality in the sense most of us would think acceptable/normal, as it involves often very young boys/men who typically dress as girls (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacha_bazi) – so there’s a strong paedophilic/drag/trans element too.

        Someone mentioned earlier about an article by that gay diver guy blaming ‘colonialism’ for ‘outlawing homosexuality’ in other countries. It’s complete tripe, historically British men of a certain ‘type’ (and there seem to have been plenty of them), loved visiting ‘exotic’ foreign places, or being posted to them, so they could ‘enjoy’ the ‘local boys’.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Casement (allegedly)

        I worry a little about some(?) of those with the more ‘unusual’ sexual proclivities who seem to be central to the entire ‘gay pride’/Trans/ LGBTQRXYZ… scene, and what they’re ‘into’, in part because it seems to me once you accept one sexual aberration, it must be quite possible to accept more and more (and some are actually quite sinister/predatory), but even by mentioning that, I’m probably setting off alarms somewhere and being branded a ‘somethingphobe’.

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    • Sluff says:

      The BBC is not called ‘Auntie’ without reason.

      The anti-British Broadcasting Corporation.

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  3. StewGreen says:

    Local newspaper has a double page advert for BP windfarms.
    What purpose does that serve ?

    It does put money in the newspapers accounts.
    but surely it makes no difference to readers.

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  4. Sluff says:

    London sewage has been found to contain traces of Polio, which was eradicated in this country years ago. So it didn’t come from the UK.There is a plan to re-vaccinate children.

    In other words, yet another triumph of mass immigration, and ‘rubbing the Tories noses in diversity’.

    I didn’t realise diversity meant crippled children unable to walk for the rest of their lives, but hey, it’s what the left want,

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      They’ll do the same as they did for TB : claim it wasn’t really eradicated and reintroduced by new brits, but was still there but hidden all the time.

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  5. Sluff says:

    Just watched the BBC series ‘Shetland’.
    What an amazing place. If the BBC representation is anything to go by, it’s choc-a-bloc full of BAMEs.
    I never realised.

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    • JohnC says:

      Ha ha – the first series was absolutely excellent.

      Then it went woke with a people-smuggling gang keeping Africans in storage on that small island.

      They would stand out like a sore thumb – but it gave an excuse to bring a black woman in who follows Perez around demanding action.

      The last one brought in Muslim refugees who – of course – were excellent people and opened up a successful Muslim food shop IIRC. Google tells me there are about 30 Muslims total on the Island so I wonder if it is still going.

      As usual, the BBC turned another one of my favourites into utter woke tripe. Not even sure if I will bother to watch the new one.

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  6. Eddy Booth says:

    Zero real news on this Skye shooting, except what the police decide we can know.
    Exactly the same as pre Internet days.
    If there’s a description of the gunman on the web, as usual it’ll be buried miles deep.
    Could it be a Ukrainian refugee! who got bused up there ?
    but I’ll settle for an EU worker, Afghan or similar

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  7. tomo says:

    Cherry picking USA vox-pop

    But given their banner you might reasonably expect them to have memorised their screeds…

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  9. pugnazious says:

    Stern lecture from Justin Rowlatt.

    Not ony do we have a ‘brutal heatwave’ we have a ‘ferocious heatwave’…all in one news/propaganda bulletin. Farmers are distraught…how will they ever cope?….and don’t think this doesn’t effect you howls a despairing Justin as he wags his finger at us….harvests fail, we have food shortages and rising prices….and it’s across the world…..you’re gonna starve due to climate change!

    Hmmmm….Old Harry is having a splendid harvest, at least this year…both oilseed rape and wheat doing very well…..next year we may starve…but then again we might not…..

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Pug
      Thank you – this is obviously misinformation because if you rely on the narrative from the BBC the countryside is on fire – we are all gonna starve because there’s no grain and farmers will be selling their land to bill gates …..

      As a ‘townie ‘ it would be re assuring to know what the national harvest is like as starving to death because there’s no bread is not a happy prospect …..

      But it does show the power of ‘project fear ‘ ….

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      • BigBrotherCorporation says:

        Fedup, I live in the heart of the rural West Country, and the good news is farmers are still in business and starvation is far from imminent – and not just because most people seem to be carrying ample ‘reserves’ around their midriffs and backsides.

        Food prices are going to go up though, for a whole host of reasons, but mostly the usual that are affecting us all – high energy prices, cost of living etc… farmers also have bills to pay, and tractors and combines to refuel.

        In the longer term, building crappy little ‘houses’ all over our most productive farmland to house a burgeoning population, who all seem to want to live in the same places, is clearly not a good idea, especially re: self-sufficiency, sustainable farming, water supply, sewage disposal, wildlife, mental health etc…

        Those who say ‘only’ 6% of the UK is built over, fail to understand the other 94% is not sufficient to feed everyone who lives in the 6% that IS already concreted over, and rapidly becoming insufficient to provide clean drinking water in dry conditions – the stupidity and lack of foresight in this regard are utterly breathtaking, but then a lot of ‘townies’ seem to think what they eat grows in Tescos.

        Can’t recall off the top of my head how many acres of farmland it requires to feed a single person, even with modern intensive agriculture (which undeniably puts huge pressure on the environment), but when you factor in how much of the UK is only really suitable for rough grazing, or forestry, and see how much our population is swelling every year, it’s quite alarming.

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        • Sluff says:

          BBC
          You have been found guilty of saying sensible things about rural life, farming, and agriculture.
          I sentence you to twelve months forcible watching of ‘Countryfile’ so that you can learn more about Muslim refugees growing organic vegetables sustainably in Wensleydale.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Big
          Thank you – I wish I didn’t know just how badly governed Blighty is . Any new PM with half a brain could achieve ‘greatness’ by even a few reasoned policies forced through the enemy Civil Service…
          But we live in a time of Spads and this weeks’ opinion polls not decisions made for the good of the country – now – in a year – 10 years – 20 years …

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    • Nibor says:

      That Harry fellow owns a lot of classic cars and bought a white Rolls Royce to do up and drive to the Arctic Circle .

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    • Beltane says:

      Not much chance of Harry getting on Countryfile, too professional and sure of his extensive facts.

      Nothing for Tom Heap to help get his piles aggravated.

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  10. BRISSLES says:

    Just watched the film Spotlight, about the abuse of kids by almost 100 priests in Boston, USA around 20 odd years ago, and investigated by the Boston Globe.

    The parallels to the Paki bastards who are doing the same here, was almost palpable. Cover ups, no rocking of boats, nobody taking responsibility, head in the sand hoping it would go away, local disciplinary authorities and the police sitting on their hands.
    Whereas here its political correctness, in the other scenario its fighting the Church Establishment.

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  11. pugnazious says:

    Astounded to be watching BBC News and to hear Israel’s self-defence being compared to Putin’s savage invasion of Ukraine…..a long attack on Israel with some female anti-Israel activist being red-carpeted by the presenter as he nodded along and agreed with everything she said.

    Any wonder there is so much anti-Semitism in the world when we have one of the world’s biggest news broadcasters spreading anti-Jewish hate day in day out.

    Let’s see what the Balen Report had to say….something to hide BBC?

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    • JohnC says:

      They always describe the attack by Israel first then mention the reason they did it later. It is always in response to something the terrorists did.

      Not that the BBC EVER call them terrorists.

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  12. tomo says:

    The German Greens

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  13. Zephir says:

    Shocked and stunned this morning, a one hour infomercial from Dormeo with not a trace of a black man, including TWO white women with white husbands !!!!

    Of course one hour may be a bit arduous for them. Das racist dat is.

    This is ITV3 with many memories of Coronation Street and Emmerdale from the seventies and eighties before they were relocated to somewhere around the Congo or Iraq.

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  14. Zephir says:

    If the idiots co ordinating these insults to the UK population think this will create more social cohesion they are bloody fools.

    They are creating more and more justifiable resentment, not just from the indigenous population losing jobs and university places at their expense because they are white, but the many minorities from around the world refused representation from these racists at the expense of blacks. Minorities who work hard and run businesses and have done for years (for example the Chinese in this country).

    I use to be ambivalent to blacks but no longer, they are still whingeing and will not be happy until they dominate the airwaves, given jobs because of their skin colour and get into further education based on the same.

    I am sure I am not alone in being sick of them AND their crap boring, repetitive, misogynistic, violent and talentless music infecting every aspect of culture.

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  15. Fedup2 says:

    Today

    Seem like plod is going into new areas – this time it’s ‘ investigation’ of muggings and burglaries instead of sticking to prosecuting wrong thought on the internet ….

    Why not just cut their pay and leave them to their culture of sex offending and hitting easy targets like white veterans who do unapproved things online … ?
    Big gap in the market for private police ….

    ( great story in the DT about a Hampshire sergeant who has been sacked after 6 years investigation for indecency relating to a victim of a sex crime – unbelievable )

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  16. Fedup2 says:

    BBC News

    Translate ‘ Muslim terrorist mass killer of westerners sent back to UK ‘
    Words the BBC doesn’t use – Muslim – terrorist – killer

    Instead he is British – A Beatle …. Neither of which is true and attempts to humanise him … why didn’t the Turks just kill him for us ?

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    • micknotmike says:

      The UK could do with asking Turkey how they manage to kick out people they don’t want. Rwanda, anyone?

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    • JohnC says:

      When you search for the story on google, the tag which comes with the BBC headline is:

      ‘Aine Davis has denied being part of an Islamic State cell nicknamed the Beatles which murdered hostages.’

      No other outlet summarises it by letting the accused claim his innocence.

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  17. AsISeeIt says:

    Coercive control edition

    I’ll say this for our media – and our BBC online press reviewers – they do love a good crisis…

    Energy bills hell ‘It’s as bad as covid crisis’ Cost of living meltdown ‘needs to be treated like the pandemic’ (freebie Metro)

    Take control of energy firms that will not cut bills, Brown tells PM ‘Only decisive action starting this week will rescue people’ (Guardian)

    The familiar demand for State action comes on the one hand from our not-so useful idiot Gordon Brown – on the familiar territory of the leftist public sector champion Guardian, and on the other hand from Consumer champion Martin Lewis in the advertising free sheet giveaway Metro. Both titles being top picks for the BBC this morning.

    Martin Lewis. We’re already in an energy crisis ACT NOW (Daily Mirror)

    Government interference in the energy market has got us into this mess – by doing everything possible to frustrate production of our abundant cheap fossil fuel reserves. Then western governments provoke a proxy fight with Russia, surely aware that our go-to weapon of choice – sanctions – will be met with serious counter-sanctions.

    This energy crisis is indeed rather like the covid crisis – government should have left it well alone – says Mr AsISeeIt

    Allister Heath in the Telegraph sounds as though he tends to agree: The terrifying truth about basket-case Britain. The crisis is the culmination of 20 years of state failure and cowardice

    One does enjoy a narrative breaking same page juxtaposition of articles that apparently slips past the editor’s notice.

    The Financial Times today demands: Electricty generators pressed to invest in greener energy or risk windfall tax – whilst simultaneously noting: Squeeze on minerals curbs carmakers’ battery drive

    Mind you, as George Orwell predicted in 1984 – the powers that be will insist – two plus two will equal five.

    Of course Gordon Brown has form for revealing his hubristic megalomaniacal statist messianic complex: Gordon Brown: I’ve saved the world. PRIME minister Gordon Brown was left red-faced today when he boasted that he’d “saved the world” (Daily Express 2008)

    You want a crisis? Crises are two a penny these days…

    The jokey Daily Star serves up for us: Steak and chips crisis

    Polio boosters for the under-10s (Metro)

    UK heatwave: Four-day extreme heat warning comes into effect (BBC)

    ‘Exceptional’ risk of wildfires (Telegraph)

    Supply chain crisis leaves pharmacists struggling to provide vital drugs. Fears patients’ lives at risk in medicine shortage (Express)

    Cui bono from all these supposed crises? Occasionally the clue is in the headline…

    Why drought could mean water meters for every home (‘i’)

    Swathes of the surviving print press have a disproptionately female readership. This is obvious considering the tone and content of features in most titles. The message is overwhelmingly one of campaigning feminism, anti-male, anti-family, anti-marriage…

    Rhiannon Lucy Cosslet Is there a word less erotic than wedlock (Guardian); Do you need the sex workshop? (freebie Metro); My heartbreaking discovery after taking my husband’s name (‘i’) – in fairness, that story is in fact about WW2 era concentration camps; Ex-girlfriend of Ryan Giggs: I was ‘a slave to his every need’ (Daily Express); Paying the motherhood penalty. Serena’s honesty reveals reality of women and work (‘i’) – not that the multi-million dollar international tennis circuit is one hundred percent analogous to most womens’ experience of part-time work for a bit of extra pin money.

    Of course there’s the odd exception to the relentless anti-marriage onslaught: Soap star Michelle, 60, ties knot with toyboy, 38 (Express) – but such tales of romance tend to be the exception – not the rule.

    Giggs denies assault and coercive control (Mirror) – coercive control…? apparently they can do you for that these days.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit
      Well as least people have giggsie as a replacement for the footy wives defamation £ case – which will be followed by the sexual habits of a footy player (Mendy?) and his mates ….

      I’m sure that cadre of young ladies whose career ambition is to bag a prem footy player will be taking notes – if they can write of course …

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  18. Guest Who says:

    Emily does sad news.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Since media folk are always encouraging wild swimming
      that may well decrease swimming pool use.

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  19. Guest Who says:

    Springster will be jelly.

    Clearly misinformation pays.

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    • Sluff says:

      Is this another example of the BBC’s penchant for musical chairs where all their ‘talent’ get slightly different job titles and hey presto all the salaries go up?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      A whole globe to go anti Israel – pro Islam – pay rise jez?

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    • Foscari says:

      So expect some more of Jeremy Bowens “neutral” views
      about Israel.

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  20. Guest Who says:

    Wonder what those issues may be?

    Provided? Or what her agent knew gets her invited on?

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  21. Sluff says:

    Unbelievable.
    On Toady an interview with ex DPP Lord Macdonald about the IS ‘Beatle’ arrested today. This moved on to the so-called Brits who went to support ISIS and are now stuck in camps out there in…….wherever…..Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq?

    The framing of the interview was clearly that we should feel sorry for them and that they should be allowed to come back to England.
    But a problem was highlighted in that THEY might feel unsafe back here !!!!!!!! FFS.

    There was not a single syllable about how safe the rest of us would feel.

    We all know the BBC just loves to support minorities against the interests of the general population but this one is a new low, even for them.

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  22. JohnC says:

    Burglary, robbery and theft victims failed by police – watchdog
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62491194

    Perhaps the use of the BBC Leftists to let any and all BAME activists accuse the police of being racist if they actually try to do anything about it has something to do with it. They have NEVER addressed the vastly disproportionate crime rates by these groups because they are too valuable as ‘victims’ in the ideological war against the Right.

    Nobody dare accuse BAME or ‘travellers’ for anything now. If they do, they are themselves accused of racism or hate-crimes.

    Thank you for the world you are creating BBC. We will have to endure it until it eventually destroys itself from the inside.

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  23. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Am I correct in thinking that Rwanda will only be taking 200 of the enrichers (if it happens)
    I’m sure I heard or read this somewhere but I can’t think where.
    Stew will probably know.

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  24. JohnC says:

    Just been updating myself on what is going on in Ukraine. The astute observer will notice how the big Ukranian ‘counter attack’ story has been totally dropped and there is no mention anywhere of the terrible, heavy fighting going on in the actual war in the East where hundreds of Ukranian soldiers are being killed every day.

    Instead the BBC give us this:

    Ukrainian skating sisters back to ‘doing what they love’
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-62492213

    ‘Two Ukrainian sisters are pursuing their dreams of becoming competitive figure skaters after fleeing a warzone.’

    ‘Tetiana and her sister hope to someday make it to the Olympics’

    They are six and seven.

    I will bet my hat that the article has been written by a young female reporter taken on because of quota levels and who is unfit to be given anything serious to do.

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  25. Guest Who says:

    Let’s think now.

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  26. Guest Who says:

    Her bio is interesting.

    Saz and Lurch got her on yet?

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  27. Thoughtful says:

    The FT (paywalled) is reporting that our insane Left wing Socialist government is attacking the energy companies over their profits, and ‘suggesting’ (forcing) them to invest their money in one of Blue Labours lunatic Green energy schemes.

    It might have been thought that a hard Left Socialist party like the Tories would have introduced a windfall tax to steal money away from companies to give to the ‘vulnerable’ but this is even worse. Stealing money so they can squander it on their own pet projects which have already shown to be unworkable and failed.

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  28. Fedup2 says:

    Blue Labour is bound to scapegoat the energy companies for failure of successive governments to ensure energy self sufficiency .
    The likes of Gordon Brown calling for ‘nationalisation ‘? Short term dumb idea leading longer term reticence of energy companies to deal with any government doing such a thing .

    If the market cost of energy is ‘high’ all that can be done is to used borrowed money from one taxpayer to subsidence the energy consumption of a ‘poorer’ one .

    It’s the side effect of a welfare state where too many people are bred to be dependant on handouts as opposed to standing on their own feet and dignity ….

    For the foreseeable future savings and disposable income will have to be used to pay the damn bills – as well as cutting down on unnecessary power use and a more frugal less entitled way of living for those who either won’t or can’t work .

    And it won’t matter which colour of labour is in power ….

    You gotta laugh really – they went for building hs2 instead of power stations ….

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  29. Guest Who says:

    Good to share.

    Maybe not quite phrased that way.

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  30. Guest Who says:

    Drakeford to the rescue?

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    • Guest Who says:

      Meanwhile…

      … something, something… climate something…

      And Brexit.

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      • Guest Who says:

        And more Verdamden Brexit…

        This heatwave is certainly not good.

        However, I am unclear how sending Sousebury clones to Cairo to demand trillions are wished up from other budgets to pop bike lanes between rural villages is an answer to the ‘something must be done’ cry so beloved of media sub quote dredgers.

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        • G says:

          I wonder if the media has worked out that the pics are always more dramatic on Spring Tides if the high temps coincide.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Nice to know we brexiters made o learys life harder ….he thinks the UK should do a deal with the EU to allow free movement of labour again – and GB becoming a bigger doormat for ‘guest workers ‘ than it already is …

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  31. Guest Who says:

    Justin getting Marianna to check with Anna?

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  32. Fedup2 says:

    Crime Update

    You might recall I mentioned the stabbing murder of a ‘likeable rogue ‘ ethnic in NE londonistan last Saturday afternoon .._ well a 17 year old ‘boy ‘ was arrested in Walsall yesterday and has been charged with murder .

    As usual the lefty laws forbid his naming in case is affects his ‘future ‘… in Fed world – he wouldn’t have a future at all ….

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    • Thoughtful says:

      The trouble is in any Socialist country capital punishment is a big no no, because as are seeing in the USA there is nothing the left won’t stop at in order to eliminate anyone who stands up to or opposes them.
      You only need look at the death of St Stephen of Lawrence and the number of Laws BLiar changed in order to secure a conviction, or the parents in US schools objecting to anti White race hate called Critical Race Theory.

      Any death penalty in any Socialist state will inevitably be used by the Socialists to execute their opponents, and if they can’t eliminate Donald Trump by non lethal methods you can bet your bottom dollar they will find a way to kill him.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Thoughtful – I’m still pro death penalty – as for president trump – I was wrong – I assumed they’d kill him in office – but I suppose they exercise that doctrine that kings don’t kill kings – Obama / Biden would be gone too …

        … I saw a documentary which included Biden from 10 years ago – I’m amazed the msm doesn’t compare and contrast then and now – ok – not amazed ….

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  33. Guest Who says:

    Ros is back! Explaining and stuff.

       7 likes

  34. Guest Who says:

    Catchy.

       6 likes

    • G says:

      GW,

      Everytime I feel likely to be mentally overwhelmed with all the Climate Warming bu**s*it, I play any one of Professor William Happer’s interviews just to keep my feet planted firmly on the ground. Here’s two well worth watching:

      Thank goodness for William Happer!

         14 likes

    • tomo says:

      @Guest Who

      A mendacious article – par for the course at the BBC.

      I remember a BBC prog about a Svalbard “hermit” who lives a solitary life with his huskies eating his way through his summer seal catch in the 4/5 months winter night with his hut covered by snow with only a chimney poking out…

      – only he wasn’t – he had a snowmobile and was a well known bar fly around the hostelries of Longyearbyen – happy to relate tales of derring-do for a few bevvies from credulous BBC film teams. (Alcohol isn’t cheap on Svalbard)

      Flying through Arctic cyclones in a light aircraft eh? – and a photo from the cockpit on what looks like a standard overcast day ….

      Self regarding bull-sh1t amped up by BBC web monkeys in Shepard’s Bush.

         24 likes

    • gb123 says:

      Should the headline have included pink unicorns, flying pigs and elephants?

         2 likes

  35. Sluff says:

    And the ‘crisis’ the BBC news editors have decided to peddle today is……..wait for it……..swimming pools.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62391323

    Yes, it’s another of those BBC FOI enquiries.
    ‘A perfect storm’
    ‘Health and safety disaster’
    ‘Concern’
    ‘Upset’

    Wow. Forget Ukraine, covid, energy costs, inflation. Today it’s swimming pools.

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  36. Fedup2 says:

    The BBC is putting out a propaganda documentary series about ‘big oil v the world ‘

    Even the title is loaded. But watching it now – in the context of our time not back then ( maybe a year or w ago ) it is obscene …
    Maybe they should repeat it in midwinter – assuming there is electricity to watch it of course ….

       21 likes

    • Beltane says:

      What a very moot point Fed. How on earth will the BBC continue its absurd scare campaign with no power to send Justin’s flailing arms into our living rooms?

      Will senior prophet Harrabin soon be promoting – in a non-advertorial sense – a neat line in BBC Eco-Friendly Diesel Generators?

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  37. Terminal Moraine says:

    Another disturbing BBC infotainment feature that they do so well these days — treating readers like idiots with adult-themed graphic art in a child-like style, combined with avoidance of truth. (Word count: Islam = 0; muslim = 0)

    “Being a virgin before marriage is still crucial for many girls and their families. It’s a value that is deeply rooted in cultural conservatism.”

    Cultural conservatism, like joining a watercolour club or popping along to a historical re-enactment day, we can all relate…

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-62423983

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    • tomo says:

      I remember in a certain Gulf country some years ago – a Brit nurse getting thrown in prison for taking a rectal core temperature from an infant girl – the spectating (big-ish wig) family members loudly claimed compromised virginity….

         9 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      I once got told off on this site for describing alt sexual habits Muslim girls in my neck of the woods to preserve their maiden hood …. Ouch … truth hurts …

         8 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      Funny how it doesn’t work the other way, when a woman wants to know if her intended has ever put a condom on !!!

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  38. s.trubble says:

    Talksport 6: bBC 0

    TS will be the only radio channel announcing the 5p.m. football results – although Radio SNP up here in Brigadoon do but not many tune into that organ…you could probably fit them into a telephone box.

    HMRC on Crisps case for £3- 4 million in unpaid tax.
    They deserve each other. They put Ken Dodd in the jail , hopefully, this licence fee thief is also banged up.

    Anyone else think more would have been made of the fact that Rishi Sunak stopped the announcement of ending the Licence Fee?
    Ms Dorries had convinced Boris to endorse.

    This token gesture about the football results could simply be an attempt to play the victim card. Expect the usual suspects to be rolled out in full mourning regalia.

    Talking about Victim Cards,,,,,Sturgeon will be on full victim alert…things are going from bad to worse for her and her obnoxious band of incompetents. An emotional stunt or 2 is sure to follow … probably in conjunction with SNP media wing at bBC Scotland.

    ps The “Ferries” for anyone interested….the second one has never been named ( known as Hull 802) I was told this vessel will never sail, it will never be completed and never get a seaworthy certificate.

    Watch this space – they have also been caught diverting Covid Relief money to the nationalised shipyard at the centre of the farrago.

    There is enough now for someone to step up at Westminster and close this operation down including jail time for criminal negligence and fraud.

       18 likes

  39. Guest Who says:

    London Man or Woman unclear unless revealed by clicking.

    If only it had been deemed a small swimming pool.

       14 likes

    • micknotmike says:

      Or a “mostly peaceful” swimming pool?

         16 likes

    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Apparently the paddling pool has now been removed by a combined team of expert Border Force, Royal Navy and RNLI personnel. It is being transported to a beach near Calais, where young Albanian men coming to work as drug dealers and car washers vulnerable women and children from war zones are waiting for transport to the UK.

         14 likes

  40. Guest Who says:

    Going one better than Toenails? Class.

    There’s nice.

       10 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Totes worth it, boyo.

         9 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        Another from the Spring mould?

        Always fun when the bbc gets mired in hack on hack incidents.

        The bit about slagging off your country… poetic.

           11 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Wonder what he spends the money on?

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  41. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – no questions asked …… again

    BBC short of staff so news was read by Caroline Quinn, I think. I came in to it part way through although she sounded like Anita Anand to me. Mucho discussion on crisis in NHS with the NHS failing to perform by every measure going in the month of July. No really penetrating questions asked by Jonny ‘Disjointed’ Dymond.

    What one NHS staffer, Doctor interviewed from home (was he on holiday?) said “We don’t have enough beds.” My overwhelming impression of the Dept. for Health, during the Labour years 1997-2010 especially, was that Civil Servants and SoSs for Health had a passion for reducing ward sizes as well as closing entire hospitals in order to force patients to travel miles to ‘hubs of excellence’, a continuation of a Thatcherite policy of the 1980s.

    Jonny had obviously forgotten all that and did not ask Wes Streeting, Shadowy Secretary of State for Health about the lack of beds.

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  42. Guest Who says:

    Quality.

       11 likes

  43. Guest Who says:

    FB suggested posts suggest Meta knows where my funny bone is.

    🚨 NEW 🚨

    The BBC has admitted that it made a mistake airing an interview with Russell T Davies as it broke their impartiality rules.

    Russell slammed the government’s plans to privatise Channel 4 and scrap the BBC license fee.

    A spokesperson for the BBC has said: “The reporter and producer were on location at the awards ceremony rather than at New Broadcasting House where the material was edited together. The reporter’s commentary was designed to introduce a remark about Doctor Who, but a different clip was selected by mistake. The strong political view it included was not balanced by any reflection of Government policy during the news channel’s coverage of the Baftas that evening, and was therefore in breach of the BBC’s requirement to show impartiality on politically controversial matters.”

    Once is a mistake. Daily is taking the the Mick.

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  44. Eddy Booth says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62037169

    “Boris Mints is one of a few rich Russian businesspeople to speak out against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin.”

    BBC selctective as usual with the word oligarch.

    ‘The majority of high-profile people in the country have remained silent over the war, avoiding criticism of the Kremlin.
    There is one simple explanation, according to Mr Mints: “They are all afraid.”
    “Boris Mints worked for Boris Yeltsin’s (right) government, but was sacked by Vladimir Putin (left) days into his tenure”

    But the majority of Russians seem to support the war and helping their fellow Russians in Ukraine .
    Yeltin was a drunk globalist puppet, but Putin called time on the whole feeding trough, which is why it appears we’re stuck with this exile in UK.

    ‘Now living in the UK, Mr Mints, a keen art collector, feels comfortable without the need for extra security to keep himself and his family safe in Britain, and has no current ambition to move back to Russia.’

    How about we have the ambition to kick him out and make some space here…

       8 likes

    • JohnC says:

      I have an increasingly unpleasant feeling that we are not the good guys in this war. The amount of misinformation and blatant lies we are being told from the very top is extremely disconcerting. All being orchestrated by the Democrats in the USA and the rest of the West having to pick a side.

      I don’t mean Russia are the good guys : I mean there are no good guys and this is a very, very dirty war.

      Zelensky – with the USA pulling his strings – is taking us into WW3. His recent rhetoric of ‘causing the maximum damage to shorten the war’ is the stuff of madmen.

      If/when they launch precision strikes into Russia using the long range weapons the USA have given them (but have said they haven’t), the Russians will authorise the use of tactical nuclear weapons.

         15 likes

  45. JohnC says:

    A police officer made up a story he had a girlfriend then claimed she had died of cancer in order to get time off.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-62506363

    I struggle to comprehend why the BBC consider this story to be worthy of their front news page.

    The only reason I can come up with is their current desire to destroy all respect for the police. For some reason they want us to think white police are all bad-men racist liars. I can only assume it’s because they are 100% on board with BLM.

    Being Birmingham, there will be many Muslim officers on the force. Before I checked I knew 100% that the officer in question would not be Asian. If he was, it would not have been reported.

    Sure enough Harry Sarkar is as white as a sheet.

       20 likes

  46. Guest Who says:

    The best bit is those going mental about those deliberately ignoring the dam.

    Or why the Romans did not need a reservoir then.

       10 likes

    • davylars says:

      More BBC Disinformation.
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      .
      .
      .It is only submerged for a few months of the year.

      .

      https://viamagicae.es/aquis-querquennis-a-cida
      .

      . 09-BB07-FF-27-C6-41-CE-95-C6-2-EA8622-D87-C8.png

      ..

      Where is Marianna …(I’ve been promoted from reporter & I’m now the BBC’s first Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent! ) Springs. To. Check out this porkie pie

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  47. Tabs says:

    NHS IT supplier held to ransom by hackers
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-62506039

    Agenda? Just look at the photo at the top of the article!

       11 likes

    • Ian Rushlow says:

      The photo at the top of the article and the logo NHS – the abbreviation for Nigerian Health Service – shows that this isn’t actually a UK story.

         10 likes

      • moggie63 says:

        I was about to say the exact same thing.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Unless the office aircon is dialled to 11, that hideously not bbc approved lady between the gallery portraits would suggest the image is not recent.

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  48. Eddy Booth says:

    Agendas!
    Look at the bottom.

    “While it is hard to trace where the gangs are based, analysis suggests that 74% of all money made through ransomware attacks in 2021 went to Russia-linked hackers.”

       6 likes

    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Or, the thing they don’t like to mention since Blair started privatising the NHS by stealth:

      “While it is hard to trace where the companies are based, analysis suggests that 74% of all money made through outsourcing in 2021 went to American-linked companies”

         10 likes

  49. taffman says:

    “Polio: Do we have to worry about it once again?”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-62492791
    What a silly question. Of course we bloody do !
    Covid , Monkey Pox and now polio.
    Could it be something to do with poor border controls and ‘a less than useless’ Border Force. All the responsibility of the Home Office ?
    Watch how the finger will be pointed in a direction away from the truth.

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    • Sluff says:

      It’s great fun to watch the BBC contort itself into knots and disappear up its own posterior as it seeks to avoid at all costs stating what we all know- that the overwhelming cause of the Monkeypox outbreak is promiscuous homosexuality.

      The same contortions, but much less fun to see, have also been seen in the BBC’s reports of ‘men’ committing acts of terrorism and ‘’men’ systematically abusing young white girls.

         21 likes

  50. Sluff says:

    I notice that thanks to our superb focus on sustainable energy over the last decade and more, wind power is contributing an outstanding….errrr…….6% of electricity generation today.

    Just ten to fifteen times more wind farms than we have now and we’ll be there.

       18 likes

    • tomo says:

      Hydrogen flatulence is increasing – as power cuts d/t energy policy incompetence loom.

      Why are we even listening to the Greens at this stage? – they’re deranged and delusional.

      I hope the ensuing conflagration consumes that Green NGOs and renewable carpetbaggers.

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