557 Responses to Midweek 31 August 2022

  1. Up2snuff says:

    OK, first again, lurking not shirking. Thanks Fed.

    I have just been checking the London market close numbers. The £ is down the toilet against the $. But the oil price is down by around $4 below $100 which will compensate. The gas price is down, too, over £1.60. Now, if those falls could be repeated or even increased over the next three days market numbers that are driving the BBC into a state of hysteria will start to ease substantially. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/market-data

    I fully expect the BBC will be in their usual state on the TOADY programme, finding and promoting their ‘victims’ at the expense of the rest of us. Will they be rubbishing Liz Truss as well, casting doubts – subtle or otherwise – on her competence? I’m getting the impression that the BBC fear a Conservative Party led by Liz Truss as PM.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      I’m not smart enough to understand why the BBC don’t like Truss (or any ‘Conservative’)
      They’re woke globalists – she’s a woke globalists.
      What am I missing?


      • StewGreen says:

        #1 Yes the Tories do do the thing of talking Righty and then actually implementing policies which are Globalist
        but they are not pushing us back into the EU

        The BBC are Globalist and Ultra Remainers


        • G says:

          Has she already booked a date for her first jab in Davos?

          The WEF will want to get her on the right track urgently.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Eddy, there’s a difference between globalism and globalisation. Which do you associate with Truss and her wokery? Thing about Sunak is that the BBC can attack him over his background career, his marriage and his wife’s family. The BBC will probably be thinking: ‘Which of the two can we control?’

        Think Truss may be ‘cleaner’ in that respect but I could be wrong. Truss has been making anti-Brussels statements but when they rubber hits the road would Truss steer in the right direction?


      • NCBBC says:

        Of course she is . She will take us to bankruptcy as she doubles down on Climate Change.

        But atleast the climate change Boris is gone. Hopefully as the disaster starts to take effect, the woke Climate loony Liz will also fall.

        Tucker Carlson shows where we are going – golden state of California


        There is a madness in the air in the West – it must be Climate Change.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Ah the perils of looking at day trading numbers the trends and graphs are more important plus the month changes.

      Oil is being kept artificially low by the mafia crime Democrat party to help them at the midterms 8th November, and many brain dead Sheeple buy this BS. However the strategic reserve is running low and is going to have to be restocked. Expect enormous price rises after the mid terms, let us hope the sheeple are not sufficient to influence it.

      Gas fell from a record high, but alas this morning it has rebounded and the freeport LNG facility has still not reopened to provided gas to Europe.

      Coffee is likely to double in price so buy what you need and hope it keeps, it’s also an excellent trading commodity should Society break down.

      What should concern you more however is the incompetent Socialist manner in which Johnson ran the economy into the ground reflected in the exchange rate but also even worse the bond market which is now under attack with inflation expected to rise to 22%




      • Fedup2 says:

        Thanks – I’ve got my preferred own brand © coffee supply for a year ahead – along with the tea ….

        Your view about the price of US petrol seems pretty much on the money – Obama must do anything to keep power .
        If the democrats no longer have unfettered ability to fix the election then they’ll have to use other methods – such as that thing about paying off student loans – but I suppose they’ll be democrat clones anyway ….

        I wonder when the Fed is next to announce interesr rates – after the speech last Friday I suppose the market will be looking at a .5% increase ….. screwing the £ again and pushing up our petrol prices even more ….

        The economic pressure across the board will nail Liz truss to the wall . How can she achieve much ? Tax cuts ? How ?
        The cost of welfare and interest repayments are rapidly increasing yet along public sector wage bills …

        … I’m just waiting for tanker drivers and power station workers to go on strike ….

        …. I’m out of the country for a month – when I come back I’ll apply my little ‘McDonald’s ‘ test – where I count the number of delivery bikes outside to measure how far from recession we are …
        …..and whether the ‘poor’ are really ‘poor ‘ or playing the system ….


        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, I’d suggest toilet rolls might be an essential item to have plenty in stock, plus coffee and tea of course, soups also plus crispbread and stuff to go on it. Have a great time where you are. Hope the weather will be just perfect for you and that you’ll get some rest. Do you have a stand-in Mod or will you be moderating from a distance? Do we need to behave extra well during September? 😉


  2. Guest Who says:


    • BigBrotherCorporation says:

      The BBC talking to itself again, a sure sign of senility.


      • Guest Who says:

        Talking… a lot.


        • markh says:

          ‘The public want their leaders interviewed’? Even more than most presenters, Robinson has an exaggerated sense of his own importance. Does anyone actually watch his garbage? Most sane people were bored with this as soon as it started and just got on with their lives. Robinson’s blatherings won’t make the slightest difference. PS Why is he called Toenails?


          • Fedup2 says:

            I was told once but I don’t like nick names much – although the PM one – firstly assigned to his wife – nut nut – seems perfectly descriptive …

            …really wish he’d disappeared by now ….the worst of failures – I think he’ll resign as an MP to make some real money ….


            • Banania says:

              Toenails because that was the only part of him visible when he was so far up some one’s fundament – but whose, I can’t remember.


    • Guest Who says:



    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest who
      Thank you – this is the only BBC TV I’ve seen for a while .
      4 minutes 19 seconds . There really is one suitable description for nick Robinson . It’s the worst 4 letter word in the English Language .
      His lack of self awareness is quite something . Can the BBC sue Liz truss for breach of trust? Can there be a judicial review of the decision not to be sliced and diced by that ….
      …c word .
      Even his body language gives his ego away – the same mindset as Maitliss and her boy ….

      I wonder if someone in the truss entourage got fired for agreeing the so called ‘interview’. How can a prospective PM talk at length to a Robinson or Brillo before getting the briefs next week and talking through options with a new cabinet ?

      Insane …

      Will Robinson be interviewed about the interview he gave on The One Show about the non interview ?


      • Guest Who says:

        The tide may be turning, despite the relentless attempts by fellow journalists to promote each other, which simply end up even more embarrassing.

        As to the bbc, one merely recalls its idiotic intro pean to the Notting Hill Hunger Games, channelled by Mighty Mayoral Midget’s pr weenies, or their slavish #prasnews efforts on behalf of a certain lunatic overseas regal luvvie that makes today’s Matt worth searching out.

        In other news, One reads Ms. Rooney, of Lineker skin hue, has signed a million £ deal with Disney for her ‘story’ on her struggle in the law courts.

        Maybe Ms. Windsor could play her if prepping on a beach during a Blackpool heatwave for a week?


        • Fedup2 says:

          That Emma Watson one has the natural spite to take up the role … or the coloured one who played Anne Boleyn in the forgeten dire c5 thing … not some much of that nonsense about now is there ?

          Maybe the kidults realise ‘go woke go broke ‘


  3. BigBrotherCorporation says:

    Since when is Tuesday midweek Fed?


    • Banania says:

      Sunday and Monday are the beginning of the week. Friday and Saturday are the end. That leaves…


  4. StewGreen says:

    10pm BBC4 Black Poets night
    Benjamin Zephaniah then Lemn Sissay repeats

    10pm A Picture of Birmingham, by Benjamin Zephaniah
    2005 The poet celebrates his home city, returning to the locations that provided the inspiration for his work. He watches a match at Aston Villa football club for the first time in 30 years, visits the approved school he thought he’d left behind and explores

    10:30pm writer Lemn Sissay tells Alan Yentob what it was like to grow up as the only black child in a sleepy market town outside Wigan in the 1970s


  5. Fedup2 says:

    Big – the country I am in is a bit ahead of the UK – sometimes I forget to put the thread up and suddenly wake up at 0300 going ‘I need to put the new thread up or people will comment and wonder what’s gone wrong .. ‘

    Besides I’m drinking cheap blend scotch now so will follow the 11th commandment of don’t write on the internet and drink …cheers


  6. StewGreen says:

    BBC happily reports
    Scottish Conservative councillor charged over romance fraud
    East Dunbartonshire councillor, Andrew Polson, 50, was previously named in a separate civil court action by a woman who claimed he had breached her trust.

    In legal papers, the woman, 68, said Mr Polson had persuaded her to let him manage her finances and used her money to buy property for himself.

    He was suspended by the Scottish Conservative party in June.
    He had been co-leader of East Dunbartonshire council until the elections in May.


  7. StewGreen says:

    The BBC news page has sidebar items about BBC drama’s
    eg a headline “A rising star MP in the middle of a new conspiracy”
    is not news but promo for a drama

    Surely that deceives people


  8. Philip_2 says:

    Some interesting comments (by Ed R) today in DT REVIEW on the first podcast of Emily Maitlis and John Sopel (both ex BBC) and its going well so far…:
    The News Agents, review: a wasted opportunity – and boring to boot
    Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel’s new podcast was meant to set the news agenda – but its launch episode ignored Britain entirely …

    (Podcast In full) -by Ed R (quote):

    ” Script excerpt:-

    “John, isn’t being liberal and leftish wonderful?”

    “Yes, Emily….are you liberal and leftish too?”

    “Yes, John….do you have any liberal and leftish comments to make about the world today?”

    “Yes, Emily, I do…..do you have some as well?”

    “Yes, John, as luck would have it, I do…..”

    “Aren’t right wing people dreadful?”

    “Yes, Emily, they are….don’t you agree?”

    [cont. ad naus.]


    I guess for LBC you get what you pay for. But as we learn from the BBC pay ‘more’ you then get less and often nothing new at all! So LBC (Globals as they call themselves) must be wondering where all the money went in the drive to attract those rare but influential ‘fab’ BBC listeners, a bit of a fail or (perhaps) a success for the BBC.


    • StewGreen says:

      OK I get you
      You mean “Some interesting comments (by reader Ed R) today below the Daily Telegraph’s review of the Maitlis and Jon Sopel’s new podcast”


    • StewGreen says:

      Article line :

      The worst was the excruciatingly fake-sounding voicemail,
      possibly from a junior member of the production team, in which “Trish from Manchester” literally said:
      “I would love if you all could break down what’s gone on since the raid on Trump’s Florida home last week.”
      Good heavens. What were the chances?
      Talk about an agile response.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Goodbye BBC reporting … hello HELLO Magazine …

      “Is that news? Are you serious? Somebody’s tooth brushing habits … I’m not going to waste the viewers time with this rubbish. Let’s talk about toothbrushing .. Emily do you floss?” Gorka @4:16


  9. StewGreen says:

    More misleading headlines
    and BBCnews stories being PR for BBC progs

    article : Shamima Begum: Spy for Canada smuggled schoolgirl to Syria
    has a line
    Ms Begum told the BBC’s forthcoming I’m Not A Monster podcast: “He organized the entire trip from Turkey to Syria…

    That podcast title is leading and spin rather than impartial

    The taxi driver guy who gets the ISIS recruits across the border
    was selling the names to Canadian Intelligence
    That hardly makes him a Canadian James Bond
    Nor Begum to be a victim of people trafficking

    (Obviously she was brainwashed like a cult member, but that applies to all terrorists)


    • Thoughtful says:

      Funny how the BBC fail to report Begums changing account of her journey to Syria isn’t it because here is the account she gave along with her companions

      “Their disappearance has been attributed to Aqsa Mahmood, a woman from Glasgow who joined ISIL in 2013. There were electronic communications between the girls and Mahmood. Mahmood faces criminal charges if she returns. Mahmood denies the allegations.”

      The girls stole family jewellery to pay for their flights. Begum married Dutch Islamic convert and IS jihadi fighter Yago Riedijk just days after arriving in Raqqa

      Given the fact their accounts of travel is fairly well known why has she never mentioned this man before?
      Strikes me this is yet another ploy by her state funded lawyers to circumvent the law to try to get yet another Muslim terrorist into the UK.


    • MarkyMark says:

      schoolgirl … wales to lower voting age … ha ha ha ha ha …

      one can vote. one does not know ISIS is bad.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Don’t really understand this stuff about it being hard for Ms Begum to return to the UK. All she has to do is make her way to Calais; book a ticket on a dingy (I believe there’s an App for that); be escorted out of French waters by the Frog Navy; decide at the handover point whether she wants to complete her journey via the Royal Navy or RNLI; eat her Welcome Pizza at Dover (halal available); choose a hotel; wait for the BBC and Guardian to turn up and interview her. Why’s this so hard?


  10. Guest Who says:

    Podcasts find stuff.,apparently.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Oh and she most certainly is a monster, I bet the BBC never mentioned what she got up to in Syria:

      The Daily Telegraph reported that Begum was an “enforcer” in ISIL’s “morality police”, and tried to recruit other young women to join the jihadist group.
      She was allowed to carry a Kalashnikov rifle and earned a reputation as a strict enforcer of ISIL’s laws, such as dress codes for women.
      An anti-ISIL activist told The Independent that there are separate allegations of “Begum [stitching] suicide bombers into explosive vests so they could not be removed without detonating”.

      She wanted to return to the UK to raise her child, but did not regret her decision to join ISIL. She said she had been unfazed by seeing the head of a beheaded man as he was “an enemy of Islam”

      She said she was inspired to join ISIL by videos of fighters beheading hostages and also of “the good life” under the group. However, Sommerville noted that she continues to espouse the ISIL ideology and to try to justify its atrocities.

      Some of this was voiced to BBC interviewer Quentin Sommerville so they can hardly claim they don’t know about it


    • Guest Who says:

      Oh, the Times has it… too.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Send to Canada then!


      Omar Ahmed Said Khadr (Arabic: عمر أحمد سعيد خضر; born September 19, 1986) is a Canadian citizen who at the age of 15 was detained by the United States at Guantanamo Bay for ten years, during which he pleaded guilty to the murder of U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Christopher Speer and other charges.[2][3] He later appealed his conviction, claiming that he falsely pleaded guilty so that he could return to Canada where he remained in custody for three additional years.[4][5][6] Khadr sued the Canadian government for infringing his rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; this lawsuit was settled in 2017 with a CA$10.5 million payment and an apology by the federal government.[7]


    • MarkyMark says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      The BBC created a sketch comedy ‘Real Housewives of ISIS’ to poke fun at the atrocities committed by ISIS. Funny or offensive?


  11. StewGreen says:

    Darren Grimes tweets
    and as usual there is a lefty pile-on, full of intimidation aimed at stopping him tweeting


    • StewGreen says:

      The that word PROMOTED
      that means the BBC *paid* Twitter to promote its tweet.
      Get that the BBC took licence payers’ money and gave it to Twitter to promote a tweet which is POLITICAL propaganda, and labels sceptics of Greendream dogma as DENIERS
      ie it encourages HATE against them


    • tomo says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      Dear Marianna Spring (BBC wages paid under threat of prosecution),

      As I’ve had to look at your BBC news and use other sources to determine that your news is not news but selective editorial opinion I’d like to request that I have a refund for the last 4 years plus get the BBC free from now on.

      Please let me know how I can go about this as I am willing to create a full list of articles that I’ve had to investigate plus time taken for me to check your fact checker whilst realising that the BBC intentionally removes news rather than incorrectly report on it, uses images to sway opinion or misleads with the main titles hoping no one reads the full article.

      ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’

      CAS-4987700-SY1FTF : BBC NewsWatch says boredom with pro-Brexit march.

      CAS-4844672-N8FDYY: Update on the MP Expenses 2009 scandal in 2018.

      CAS-4939547-J71Z1V: Here’s hoping Ireland do the right thing G.Lineker.

      CAS-4937378-YKMWBJ: BBC not reporting ‘Day of Freedom’ March 06may2018.

      CAS-4906141-BFJQL0: I take offence that presenters promote their books.

      CAS-4892811-C820SC: I am offended that I have to pay the BBC TV Tax.

      CAS-4824332-633N1P: What happened in Italy was not covered …

      CAS-4933135-ZV3V7F: The omission is the most powerful form of lie …

      CAS-6005141-S1V9D1: Not seen a report on the UK Governments Covid19 

      Let me know how to go about resolving the issue of paying for something that wastes my time as I have to check each story rather than rely on its accuracy.



    • StewGreen says:

      So the BBC published the “Talk to a denier” article on July 24th
      The previous day before BBCnews published an article
      “The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about climate change
      By Jane McMullen”

      Yet on August the 22nd BBC retweeted the “talk to a denier” article
      .. https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1561741570315001857

      The BBC gets a kicking in the replies to its own tweet
      – 26, then 20 after “show more replies”, + 2 more after “show more replies including offensive”,

      Tweeting a story on the day it comes out is OK
      but tweeting it the month after is NOT, it’s agenda pushing

      Seems at least twice a month the BBC does a promoted tweet on Twitter
      I guess they have some kind of deal with Twitter
      Bowel cancer tweet – https://twitter.com/DynaTally/status/1552842973280444417
      Cost of Living tweet .. https://twitter.com/GPUseless/status/1542626471101042688


  12. taffman says:

    “Channel migrants: Home Office pays firms to pick up people in small boats”
    This is just another reason why our so called “Tory” government has failed to defend our nation, borders and people while we are paying millions £££ to private companies to ship them in. Follow the money !
    Get Richard Tice and Nigel Farage in charge or we will be finished as a nation.
    You, the Voters have got two years to do it!


    • G says:

      A neighbour told me that a relative was booked, with others, into a hotel in Inverness. ‘Booked’ seems to mean nothing. His relative received a cancellation from the hotel owners/ managers.

      Seems an urgent arrival of those illegally entering the UK via the Channel took precedence.


  13. StewGreen says:

    ITV local NewsPR did a feature to promote wony veg

    They used this line
    “after a growing season hit by drought.”

    to introduce the phrase “The Climate Emergency” twice
    and started banging on about that



  14. pugnazious says:

    The most entitled and grandly pompous Nick Robinson has been given room on the Frontpage to castigate Liz Truss because she has decided she doesn’t want to be insulted, mocked and patronised, or told to shut up, in one of his ‘interviews’. I say interview advisedly because they are generally, as with this article, all about Nick…the questions self-indulgently pretentious and overblown, his inability to contain his inner diva as he has to interrupt endlessly and insistently, not to add anything to the conversation but purely to show-off and make it all about him. His rudeness and mocking tones must grate intently with anyone interviewed, though Tories alone seem to be the targets of this particular approach. His most oft deployed trick is to ask a question, get half an answer, then to interrupt, give us his own interpretation of the half answer, usually completely and obviously not what the person meant, and then insists they move rapidly on to the next question…just listen for that ‘So what you are saying….’ moment. Basically he has a to fabricate a gotcha moment, having a particular partisan point to make, and is going to shoehorn it in whatever the guest says twisting whatever they say to suit his interpretation. He also has another technique….Robinson naturally looks into the past to inform his questions and uses whatever he can to shape questions about how the guest will tackle the future…however when the past is inconvenient suddenly Robinson doesn’t want to go there nor let the guest raise the awkward truths that would support their position now. Robinson will try to shut them down by saying we’re not interested in the past, we must move on, you can’t keep on talking about past events….in particular when a Tory tries to raise things Labour has done or said. Robinson deploys both these tricks, amongst others, in just about every interview with people he is trying to take down or shut down.

    What we get isn’t an informative, indepth and wideranging interview but a grand, showboating, shouty journalist determined not only to be the star of the show but also to make sure it follows the predetermined script with the conclusion as planned….facts be damned as Robinson summarises with a wildly skewed interpretation and then closes the interview.

    The sheer arrogance and entitlement of Robinson is amazing to see….the man who called Boris a dictator for daring to send videos out on Facebook without the BBC being able to reinterpret, filter and remessage his words.

    A very self-serving and indulgent attack on Truss by Robinson…the tone, the sly phrasing, the little put-downs make this highly political and demonstrates maybe he should pack his bags and jump on the gravytrain to LBC with the other gobby egos….

    ‘Nick Robinson: Liz Truss cancelled, but public want their leaders interviewed’



  15. Zephir says:

    I despair….

    “‘It couldn’t be more gentle!’: Anger as 1980s classic sitcom Hi-de-Hi! is slapped with trigger warning over ‘language and attitudes of era that may offend’

    1980s sitcom Hi-de-Hi! has been slapped with a new trigger warning on Britbox
    The Sunday night staple followed the ups and downs of holiday camp workers
    Now, viewers are warned of ‘language and attitudes of the era that may offend’
    Other warnings attached to ‘Allo ‘Allo, Fawlty Towers and One Foot in The Grave “


  16. Zephir says:

    But some good news:

    “Black ambulance driver who sued his employers claiming the phrase ‘ten a penny’ was ‘racist’ and linked to slavery loses discrimination claim. Matthew Johnson said the phrase said by Dan Price has ‘origins in slave trade’

    DHL boss Dan Price used the phrase to Matthew Johnson after the employee told him he was going on a month-long honeymoon just a month after joining the company.

    the tribunal heard Mr Price and another senior figure told Mr Johnson that he couldn’t park his car, a Porsche, across two parking spaces in the company car park.

    The hearing was told that the driver was later involved in a number of incidents, involving an accident with a stretcher and a car colliding with an ambulance.

    On a visit to a patient’s home, an incident with a wheelchair resulted in a colleague being concussed and Mr Johnson was disciplined, the tribunal was told.

    Judge dismissed the case, Mr Johnson was ordered to pay £1,200 of DHL’s costs”



  17. Fedup2 says:


    A tricky one for the BBC. Gorbachev dies ( he was ‘approved ‘) but then they have to talk about Reagan and Thatcher – both of whom are very ‘unapproved ‘ by the BBC .

    I sort of note the irony how the BBC put so much into attacking the mental ability of Ronald Reagan because he was not ‘approved ‘.

    Yet the incumbent false president gets a free pass at all levels at his communication and cognitive ability ….

    … and as for Margaret Thatcher – the kidults will have little actual knowledge of her and merely treat her as a ‘hate’ figure without knowing why …..

    In passing I understand the Rough gas store was authorised to store gas again – and credit card borrowing is going up…and up…the BBC will start that tedious referencing of everything to Christmas again – as though Britain is Christian and British still …


  18. andyjsnape says:

    Shamima Begum: Spy for Canada smuggled schoolgirl to Syria

    bBC is keen, and still giving it airtime
    It evens looks civilized with no tent


  19. AsISeeIt says:

    Everyone has to have a nickname edition

    Farewell… I’m proud of the things we did (Daily Express) – were those the last words, perhaps, of Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931-2022?

    If there’s one thing we’ve learnt, it’s that you can’t always trust our media to get the basic facts right: Soviet leader who ended the cold war dies aged 91 (Guardian) – or, if you perfer: Gorbachev, who ended Cold War, dies aged 92 (Daily Express) – and there was me thinking Thatcher and Reagan played a part in that.

    And if Gorbachev ended the cold war, someone ought to tell Boris: ‘He wants me to keep my hand in’ Boris reveals Zelensky has asked for his help on Ukraine (Daily Express) – keep his hand in… so said the retired gynaecologist.

    Gorby was the first of a certain brand of national leader, that I recall, of the type more popular abroad than in his own back yard, so to speak. Think Barrack Obama.

    National leaders, past and present, are a theme today. To what extent, we wonder, might they be a personification – or projection, if you will – of their homelands’ national characteristics?

    Trump had ‘intel’ on Macron’s sex life – posits the Telegraph. In punning saucy tabloidese that translates to: Trump tackles Boner Part (Daily Star) – little man, mighty ambitions.

    By the way, our opening headline, roughly translated: “Non, je ne regrette rien” – supposedly proud of the things he did – was of course not Gorby but Boris (BoJo). Big blustering man, small achievement. Came up with a semi-Brexit for us – but didn’t seem to know what to do with it.

    Diva? Moi? (Daily Star) – that’ll be a reference to our Princess Meghan comparing herself to that other great former premier up there in the left-liberal globalist pantheon: Duchess of delusion After Meghan’s Nelson Mandela comment, his grandson says: ‘Overcoming 60 years of aparthied is not the same as marrying a prince’ (Sun)

    Speaking of naff podcasters…

    BBC chap Mark Mark Lawson is damning Jon Sopel and Emily Maitlis with faint praise, where else but in the Gruan?

    As the tide turns against former lefty hero double act Whitty and Vallance: We need Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance back on TV if we’re to cope with this Covid wave (Paul Waugh, in the ‘i’ newspaper April 2022 – really, so recent, seems like an age ago? Oh well, the ‘i’ was noticably one of the more chronically coronaphobic of titles) – thinking of Whitty and Vallance – ought we dare describe the Emily and Jon show as scant titty and lack of balance?

    Everyone has to have a nickname…

    Maitlis called Scaramucci “Mooch” and Sopel “Sopes”, while dubbing third voice Lewis Goodall… “Luigi” because “everyone has to have a nickname”. Emily didn’t seem to have one yet, but perhaps it should be “Matey”, given the strenuously casual presentation.

    Our Mark is generally polite but scathing nonetheless – freed of their supposed BBC fetters of impartiality: Will their untrammelled thoughts actually include some unexpected ones? …while the BBC doctrine of “impartiality” is problematic, it at least warns the corporation’s newsroom aristocracy against an automatic London Liberal default that Brexit and the Daily Mail are on the wrong side of an invisible but indelible line, while lockdown and the licence fee are beyond argument. (Guardian)

    Some headlines write themselves – just fill in the blanks…

    BBC: Notting Hill Carnival: Rapper Takayo Nembhard stabbed to death… Mr Nembhard, known as TKorStretch, from Bristol, was attacked in Ladbroke Grove at about 20:00 BST on Monday. Police had to pull him out of a huge crowd and provide emergency first aid. He later died in a west London hospital. The fatal attack was one of seven reported stabbings at the event on Monday evening….

    The Metropolitan Police has begun a murder investigation and said hundreds of people were in the immediate vicinity under the Westway flyover at the time. Cdr Alison Heydari said: “The atmosphere over the past two days has been largely positive and good natured as Carnival should be. “Regrettably, on Monday evening we saw a number of violent incidents and a 21-year-old man has lost his life.

    In semi-related US news…

    BBC: Young Thug: How rap lyrics put a rapper behind bars… Was a Grammy-winning rapper singing about crimes he committed or simply expressing himself as an artist? New legislation in the US sets guardrails on the use of lyrics as evidence in criminal cases. Under the alias Young Thug, Jeffery Lamar Williams, 31, has sold more than 2.5 million albums and been hailed as “”the 21st century’s most influential rapper”.


    • Guest Who says:

      The Meg has her boosters.

      Not just the bbc, of ‘mostly laughable’ fame, but the aptly named Vanity title.


      The photo chosen in complement to the claim is a piece of #tellitoftenenough hard to match.

      Other than by Gary Lineker, mon.


      • Guest Who says:

        Seems to be scoring BS and Sopes numbers.


        • MarkyMark says:

          Soylent Green is a 1973 American ecological dystopian thriller film, directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young and Edward G. Robinson in his final film role. Loosely based on the 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, the film combines police procedural and science fiction genres, the investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman and a dystopian future of dying oceans and year-round humidity, due to the greenhouse effect, resulting in pollution, poverty, overpopulation, euthanasia and depleted resources.[2] In 1973, it won the Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.


          • Fedup2 says:

            ( excellent – no spoiler alert ) – I think it’s bill gates favourite film – and they show it at the WEF regularly ..


        • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

          FATAL has spelled ‘shit’ wrong.


      • Zephir says:

        Nutmeg is whiter than white today….she’ll soon be see through at this rate.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Coloured lives matter … or maybe not so much … sure the ‘community ‘ has come forward in their thousands ….

      Talking of which – how are the heroic Liverpudlians coming along ?


      • G.W.F. says:

        How is the search to find the comrades who shot Sasha coming along? Has da community come forward?


  20. Sluff says:

    A laugh out loud moment on Toady but with.a moment of their usual nonsense at the end.

    On the 0730 news headlines the last item , I paraphrase, was this.

    The biggest offshore wind farm in the North Sea is being opened. Then the presenter says ‘when it’s windy it will power 1.3 million homes’

    And when it’s not? The eco-fanatics at the BBC mysteriously failed to answer that one.

    The BBC. Guaranteed to have their heads in the sand when it suits their agenda.


    • gb123 says:

      In these upside down times it is easily solved. If it is not windy the turbine will identify as windy and anyone denying this will be cancelled.


    • harry142857 says:

      Too windy???


      Huge 300ft turbine that crashed to the ground had spun too fast, investigation concludes.

      The Nordex-designed 300ft wind turbine crashed to the ground at Gilfach Goch in February this year becoming separated from its base and completely destroying its blades. Locals reported hearing loud noises coming from the Pant-y-Wal wind farm throughout the night of February 13 before waking up to see the turbine blown over on Monday morning.

      An investigation by Nordex has shown the Nordex N90/2500 wind turbine collapsed after running for over four hours in an “overspeed condition”. The wind farm owners Pennant Walters have since removed the turbine components and placed them in storage.


    • G says:


      I erected a 400w wind gennie that finally went up last Thursday. Inbetween, predicted gusts of 5/6 m/s. Occasionally, it ‘swishes’ into life on the larger gusts but no, nothing of consequence to the batteries – yet – almost a week. I guess the larger ones are equally stationary at present. I would expect different for the ones at sea.


  21. Sluff says:

    On Toady, reflecting on the Artemis rocket launch (or not), the interviewee, totally on message, incredibly managed to talk about the programme in terms of diversity and inclusion. This is the priority. Apparently they want to land a woman and a BAME person on the moon. At only £100 bn. I nearly choked on my granola and almond milk.

    Here’s an idea, BBC. For such technically demanding roles, how about just selecting the BEST people ?
    Ever thought of that?


  22. gb123 says:

    As an addon to self identifying. This is how the woke part of the police currently deal with crime. All a thief has to do is say “I’m a thief but I identify as honest” and that’s the end of it. Media will support this and harangue the victims for hate speech.


    • G says:

      I wonder if Soros has infiltrated the CPS? In the US, serious criminals are being released by Soros funded DA’s.


  23. Flotsam says:

    It’s interesting how wokism, PC and left wing control has crept into all levels of the media and internet.

    I live in a small rural village which has an internet site. There is a Chatbox forum where mostly local people are supposed to be able to express their views, if they are allowed to. It’s fully moderated meaning all comments are perused before being allowed on the site. The moderation might be fair enough as long as it’s impartial (where have I heard that word before?) But the moderation is anything but. As a recent example someone suggested that to help struggling families, fracking and coal extraction should be restarted. It was posted up, fair enough but after a few hours the debate was stopped. There’s a similar issue with a boat forum I go on. The site has been taken over by the American Time/life Organisation. They have stopped all Political debate.


  24. Guest Who says:

    One for Toenails, BS and Sopes to sink their teeth into…

    Or… not.



  25. Fedup2 says:

    Bbc news reports allegations by the democrat department of justices / Feds as though they are ‘fair ‘ ‘objective ‘ or ‘truthful ‘…
    The same mindset which fails to talk about the stolen election or subversion of the political system in the US …


  26. Zephir says:

    Cockney woman in the background,


  27. Fedup2 says:

    To the GCHQ / ‘security ‘ types monitoring this site . I listened to one of your ‘community ‘ on ‘today ‘ talking about the need for more girls to do signals interception and stuff . Totally agree – someone has to make the tea whilst the chaps do the work ( no sugar in mine thanks ) …

    … I go further up the detention list when the day comes for the arrest of the ‘unapproved ‘… …


  28. Charlie Farley says:

    Not BBC but …..We have been away celebrating no TV LICENCE for 20 years ! , just going through the post and with a surprise begging letter and from RNLI Taxi Services , It will be returned with my thoughts written in Large Bold Letters…using their prepaid envelope how considerate !


  29. Guest Who says:

    TBC, but doubtless Sopes, BS and Springster en route to join Lurch and Saz to pin this on Trump.


    • MarkyMark says:

      BLM’s 7 Demands
      1. Convict and ban Trump from future political office:
      We are joining Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Cori Bush, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, and others who are demanding Trump be immediately convicted in the United States Senate. Trump must also be banned from holding elected office in the future. Call your members of Congress and demand they support conviction by dialing (202) 224-3121.

      2. Expel Republican members of Congress who attempted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist attack:
      More than half the Republican representatives and multiple senators stoked Trump’s conspiracy theories and encouraged the white supremacists to take action to overturn the election. We are supporting Rep. Cori Bush’s resolution to expel them from Congress for their dangerous and traitorous actions. We also support steps to bar them from seeking another office.

      3. Launch a full investigation into the ties between white supremacy and the Capitol Police, law enforcement, and the military:
      The Capitol was able to be breached and overrun by white supremacists attempting to disrupt a political process that is fundamental to our democracy. We know that police departments have been a safe haven for white supremacists to hide malintent behind a badge, because the badge was created for that purpose. We also know off-duty cops and military were among the mob at the Capitol on January 6th. Guilty parties need to be held accountable and fired. We are supporting Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s COUP Act to investigate these connections.

      4. Permanently ban Trump from all digital media platforms:
      Trump has always used his digital media platforms recklessly and irresponsibly to spread lies and disinformation. Now it is clearer than ever that his digital media is also used to incite violence and promote its continuation. He must be stopped from encouraging his mob and further endangering our communities, even after inauguration.

      5. Defund the police:
      The police that met our BLM protestors this summer with assault rifles, teargas, and military-grade protective gear were the same police that, on Wednesday, met white supremacists with patience and the benefit of the doubt, going so far as to pose for selfies with rioters. The contrast was jarring, but not for Black people. We have always known who the police truly protect and serve. D.C. has the most police per capita in the country; more funding is not the solution.

      6. Don’t let the coup be used as an excuse to crack down on our movement:
      In response to the coup, Politicians have already introduced the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021. We’ve seen this playbook before. These laws are used to target Black and brown communities for heightened surveillance. Republicans are already busy trying to create an equivalence between the mob on January 6th and our Freedom Summer. We don’t need new domestic terror laws, facial recognition, or any other new police power for the state. Our government should protect righteous protest and stay focused on the real issue: rooting out white supremacy. There are enough laws, resources, and intelligence, but they were not used to stop the coup. Our elected officials must uncover why.

      7. Pass the BREATHE Act:
      The police were born out of slave patrols. We cannot reform an institution built upon white supremacy. We need a new, radical approach to public safety and community investment. President Biden has already drawn on the BREATHE Act in his executive actions calling for racial equity screens in federal programs, investing in environmental justice at historic levels, and engaging with system-impacted communities. The BREATHE Act paints a vision of a world where Black lives matter through investments in housing, education, health, and environmental justice.



    • tomo says:

      “mostly peaceful”?

      you know it’s going to get another airing -eh?

      AntiFa have been tooling up for ages.

      – a quick reconnaissance of the footsoldiers seems to indicate that the pink haired, body pierced + tattooed screeching morons can’t really organise themselves – so one is forced to assume that somebody is doing it for them?

      – and somebody, if they haven’t already – is going to blame disturbances on a certain Donald Trump?


  30. taffman says:

    “Home Secretary should reform failing police forces – think tank”
    Do we need a “think tank” for that statement ?……….
    Rainbow flags .
    Taking the knee
    Stiletto heels.
    Dancing the macarena.
    Wasting time on hate crimes.
    Here’s my “think tank” answer to all that nonsense emanating from the policemen’s college …………- “Familiarity Breed Contempt” .


    • MarkyMark says:

      “It is growing (gang r*pe culture), there’s no doubt about that. A large amount of the growth in my view is about raised awareness.” – Cressida Dick @1:40 {youtube}

      “I don’t think this was a phenomena (gang r*pe culture) that was invented in the last few years. It really wasn’t. It’s been part of our society probably for centuries and centuries and centuries. It’s hard to really know exactly what is really going up and what is changing. ” – Cressida Dick @2:38


      • taffman says:

        How many Police Commissioners have been parachuted to the top because of gender, not because of merit ?


      • Wild Bill says:

        Can she show evidence that gang rape of children on the scale we have now has been going on for centuries?

        And even if it had been happening hundreds of years ago, we are supposed to be enforcing the law and protecting children now.

        This just sounds like more covering up.


    • Guest Who says:

      To be effective, chains of command require a set of rigid criteria to be adhered to.


      A £5,000,000,000 woke ideological propaganda system lurking to trash any attempt at maintaining order undermines the whole thing.


  31. Fedup2 says:

    Rail unions have a sense of humour – timed the September strike dates to coincide with the red Labour annual conference ….as many as a 100 socialists will be affected comrades …


    • taffman says:

      The “comrades”, as usual are trying to bring democracy in Great Britain as usual, during difficult times.


      • taffman says:

        The “comrades”, as usual are trying to bring democracy down in Great Britain as usual, during difficult times.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Walk to save the planet.


  32. andyjsnape says:

    Home Secretary should reform failing police forces – think tank

    “British policing simply does not have the capability or the capacity to tackle online-based criminality,”

    Maybe policing isn’t actually about name calling?


    • tomo says:

      Operation Woke Plod was a Blairite project?

      – discuss?


      • taffman says:

        “Operation Woke Plod was a Blairite project?”
        All aided by Dark Forces at work from Far Eastern Shores……


  33. Fedup2 says:

    More or less

    Excess Deaths – yes there are a lot – but no mention that the vaccine might be killing people – if it wasn’t so sad it would be BBC comedy –
    Every other potential reason got a mention – but the covid vaccine – nah …. Stewart McDonald was the ‘stat man ‘ sticking to the pharma party line ££££££ …..

    ( hope mark steyn wasn’t listening ) ….

    It’s funny – the vaccine stat deception has echoes of the voting stats corruption of the US coup / election ….


    • tomo says:


      • MarkyMark says:

        Why numbers in high to low order? Strange.

        Coronavirus Cases:


      • Sluff says:

        This excess deaths thing is also true for the UK.
        Dr John Campbell covers this in a recent video.

        Now THAT is something that could do with some proper investigative journalism.

        But dont hold your breath for the BBC to do this.
        They are too busy commissioning David Dimbleby to pat themselves on the back.


    • StewGreen says:

      More or less also stomped on the magic idea that all we need to do is nationalise the retail energy corps
      On a £200/month bill they only make £3.60
      double it to a £400/month bill and they only make £7.20 off you

      can the gov take the money off the actual drillers/traders ?
      Nope cos they are mostly offshore


  34. digg says:

    Begum Canada tripe on the BBC, pretty obvious what they are up to now.


    “Hey everybody, the lass wasn’t really a nasty vicious person who went to assist a particularly vile regime in the Middle East, she was in fact a sort of female James Bond working for the good guys all along! So come on let’s get her back to the UK, hand her a hefty wad of dosh, find her a pad in Chelsea and put up some sort of statue to her for the work she did on behalf of the Western World!”

    They are absolutely putrid, not to mention treasonous!


  35. MarkyMark says:

    In the lecture, Rand admonishes American businessmen for apologizing for capitalism and for, in some cases, directly funding detractors of the free market. Notably, she says that “It is a moral crime to give money to support your own destroyers.” She also answers audience questions after the lecture.


    Labour MP received £500,000 in funding from Chinese Communist agent
    Barry Gardiner said he kept security services fully informed, after MI5 warned MPs they are being targeted by Beijing.

    David Cameron takes senior role in China infrastructure fund
    UK former prime minister appointed to $1bn Belt and Road initiative


    Notably, she says that “It is a moral crime to give money to support your own destroyers.”


  36. digg says:

    Those clever Ukrainians have come up with a super duper Russian beating idea. They are making wooden copies of their US rocket launch systems to lure Russian missiles and therefore waste their resources.


    Ignoring the fact that this tactic was widely used in WW2 by Britain against bombing by German planes, it has a flaw!

    It was such a good idea that someone decided to tell the World’s press, and therefore the Russians as well, maybe that was not such a smart move!


  37. MarkyMark says:



  38. tomo says:

    Tom’s Tucker delivery service


    • MarkyMark says:


      The inscription read:[2][23]

      Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
      Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
      Unite humanity with a living new language.
      Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
      Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
      Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
      Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
      Balance personal rights with social duties.
      Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
      Be not a cancer on the Earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.


  39. Zephir says:

    Here we go, get out the purple hair dye:

    Socialist Workers Party:

    “Enough is Enough has called a day of action, including protests across Britain, on 1 October

    It calls for real pay rises, taxing the rich, an end to food poverty, decent homes for all and slashed energy bills. And the rally was infused with support for anyone fighting back at a time of social emergency.

    The crowd at the Enough is Enough rally loved calls for strikes and any other form of resistance. Dave Ward of the CWU union won a standing ovation when he said, “We stand together, fight together” on the eve of a strike by 160,000 of his union’s members in Royal Mail, BT and Openreach.

    We’ve got to take this fight forward with collective united action and non-violent civil disobedience.

    And there was also support for any mention of opposing racism or attacks on LGBT+ people and support for defence of the oppressed.

    “It’s not legal action that will save us. It’s strike action—coordinated strike action.”

    Egan called on unions to fund coaches to the People’s Assembly demonstration rally outside the Tory Party conference in Birmingham on 2 October. But she didn’t mention any strike moves by Unison to smash the curbs on the pay of council workers, health workers and many more.

    There were some clear calls for support for strikers. Maxine Looby, vice-president of the UCU union, said that on 6 and 7 September a number of colleges in north west England will be striking. She also urged support for the national higher education strike ballot that starts soon at 151 universities.

    Future Enough is Enough rallies include Liverpool on Friday, Norwich (6 Sept), Glasgow (7 Sept), Bristol (9 Sept), Brighton (13 Sept) and Leeds (17 Sept).



    • MarkyMark says:

      As the TUC Congress begins today, the TaxPayers’ Alliance has revealed that the average remuneration of the top 29 public sector union bosses was £153,935 in 2019.

      Education union bosses topped this year’s annual Public Sector Trade Union Rich List, with six senior staff sharing £1,296,869 between them.

      Sally Hunt, former general secretary of the University and College Union, received £534,805, despite previously criticising university leaders for similar sized pay packets. The boss of the National Association of Head Teachers, Paul Whiteman, was the second highest paid, taking home £211,286. Meanwhile, the Association of School and College Leaders head, Geoff Barton, earned £174,206, almost 7 times the starting salary of a new teacher.

      The figures come after teaching unions opposed the reopening of schools, including the recent threat of strikes. Instead of industrial action, union leaders should be cutting back their salaries in the interests of parents and taxpayers.



  40. Zephir says:

    Carnival of the Animals ?

    “Female officer was sexually assaulted ‘by numerous men’ at Notting Hill carnival, Police Federation chief says – as he warns ‘absurd’ event ‘must be stopped’

    Met Police Federation chair says officer was ‘sexually assaulted’ during carnival
    Ken Marsh says he is ‘disgusted’ following incident involving ‘numerous males’
    Comes after event was overshadowed by carnage, with one partygoer murdered
    Six non-fatal stabbings also took place, with 74 Met officers suffering injuries”



  41. Flotsam says:

    The teaching Unions are a disgrace. They defend indefensible people who have no business being teachers.

    Employment Laws need radical reform. The dross in teaching and the public sector should be fired forthwith.


  42. Zephir says:

    More enrichment:

    ‘Will you get OFF the train’: Moment ‘hero gran’ furiously shoves TWO male thugs off Tube as they try to drag their intended victim off Central Line train

    Woman shouts at two men ‘will you get off the train’ on board a Tube train
    Pair were blocking doors and threatening to ‘smack you up’ to a third man
    Incident happened on Central line carriage at Tottenham Court Road station



  43. StewGreen says:

    Views from the other side
    I haven’t checked it, nor whether someone mentioned it here before
    OUr claim is that BBC articles START off lefty
    and habitually get stealth edited to hone the lefty PR message
    Here the claim was that the libmob dogma was toned down.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Gay conversion to heterosexual bad.
      Trans conversion of kids good.


    • pugnazious says:

      Pressuring lesbians to have sex with men identifying as women but who still have a penis or indeed anyone they don’t want to have sex with….that’d be essentially rape wouldn’t it?


      ‘Lesbians are same-sex attracted.
      Lesbians do not have penises.
      Lesbians do not want to have sex with men who identify as trans-women.

      The LGBT community, including Pride events and marches, are denying the definition of lesbianism, defining lesbianism’s exclusive same-sex attraction as hate-speech.
      The LGBT community is coercing lesbians to accept penises as female organs and heterosexual intercourse as a lesbian sexual practice.

      We oppose this manipulative ideology and denounce it as a form of rape culture aimed at lesbians, as well as a form of conversion therapy.

      As far as I can see the report is fairly balanced putting both sides though not questioning the people declaring the lesbians as ‘haters’.

      ‘Hannah Blythyn, Deputy Minister for Social Partnership, tweeted: “There can be no place for hate – we stand together with and within the LGBTQ+ community.”

      Pride organisers said the group was “drowned out by shouts of solidarity from the community and spectators”.

      “There is no place for hate at Pride. And as our parade said today loudly and clearly ‘trans rights are human rights’,” said Gian Molinu, chair of Pride Cymru, in a tweet posted by the organisation on Saturday evening. ‘

      Remarkable that lesbian feminists protesting about being pressured into sex are now ‘haters’ and the BBC looks on and doesn’t look askance at it…the BBC that would quite happily suggest ‘all men are rapists’, denounce ‘toxic masculinity’ [a toxic vilification of men in itself] and declare that ‘male, pale and stale’ people are open to demonisation, ridicule and abuse is now dumping feminists and lesbians for the trans extremists.

      The BBC, far from being transphobic, is in thrall to the trans lobby and skews its news and programming to please them.


  44. digg says:

    Climate change cause of unprecedented Pakistan flooding bellows UN chief… 1100 people have died!

    A monsoon on steroids in fact!

    In a Country that is prone to very regular monsoons Let’s go back 12 years shall we…


    In 2010, almost all of Pakistan was affected when massive flooding, caused by record breaking rains, hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. The number of individuals affected by the flooding exceeds the combined total of individuals affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[4] At least 2,000 people died in the flood and almost 20 million people were affected by it.[5]

    Relentless machinating climate bollox to grab power and authority.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Climate change?

      On 24 September 2015, a “crush and stampede”[5] led to the death of over 2,000 individuals, many of whom were suffocated or crushed during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, making it the deadliest Hajj disaster in history.[5][6][7] Estimates of the number of dead vary: the Associated Press reported 2,411 dead,[1][8] while Agence France-Presse reported 2,236 killed.[3] Based on the total of the individual national reports cited in the table below (nationalities of victims), at least 2,431 people died.[note 1] The government of Saudi Arabia officially reported two days after the event that there had been 769 deaths and 934 injured.[1][9][10] These figures remained official at the time of the following year’s Hajj and were never updated.[4] The largest number of victims were from Iran, followed by Mali and Nigeria.[11]


  45. pugnazious says:

    Don’t you just hate it when they do this?…

    ‘‘I’d like to apologise for earlier tweets (now deleted) responding to Gary Lineker. I should have shown more consideration to a BBC colleague – as per the BBC’s social media guidelines.’ ‘

    Lineker grubbily exploits whatever esteem and respect he gets from his BBC employ to peddle his own politics so when he suggests he should not be subject to the BBC’s social media rules because he is not a news broadcaster it’s just a little disingenuous especially as he is not tweeting about football, he’s tweeting about news and politics, trying to influence government and people who vote….thus he should be held to account under BBC rules as his influence comes directly from his employment with the BBC.

    It is Lineker who should be apologising. I guess we will have to wait until he ships off for more money elsewhere as the BBC look like they’ll never silence him.


    • MarkyMark says:

      2018 …

      Gary ‘£1.75m’ Lineker uses his BBC token to promote the end of Brexit ….

      “We’re not actually, really, seriously, possibly contemplating a no deal Brexit, are we? Democracy is democracy and all that but there are limits to how much we want to self-harm, surely. #PeoplesVote”
      – Gary Lineker twitter 20jul2018

      Response … “The self-harm is all in your fevered imagination. No deal means no more huge sums to the EU, trading under WTO rules, freedom to make trade treaties with rest of world, recovery of fishing waters, etc. Why do you want a 2nd Referendum if you won’t respect the results of the 1st?”



    • MarkyMark says:

      Remember when Gary ‘£1.75m’ Lineker moaned about not being top of Chris ‘£2.3m’ Evans … and now he is!


      “None of us understood the ramifications.” …. of paying your UK taxes.

      “None of us understood the ramifications.” …. of hiding your taxes in shell companies.

      “None of us understood the ramifications.” …. of being the GENDER PAY GAP LEADER IN THE BBC on £1.75m.


  46. micknotmike says:

    Sometimes the bbc, despite their best efforts of concealment, leave a small snippet which certainly leaves a significant clue. They are running a story at the moment about a young girl who was raped at age 13 and is still waiting for the case to come to trial, and hopefully will see some justice. Lets see what we can find :-
    No pictures, or names, as you would expect.
    Absolutely no information about the location.
    Mentions the “local police” and “local mp”, nothing there.
    However the young girls family discovered that the accused is working in a shop only 30 feet from their house.
    Suddenly bbc, despite your best efforts, I have all the information I need.


  47. taffman says:

    “Ex-President Donald Trump may have concealed and removed documents during an FBI visit to his property in June, Department of Justice officials say.”
    Operative word “may”……………….again.


    • tomo says:

      The juvenile cubicle chimps at Portland Place are nothing if not an obliging tribe of propagandists?


    • MarkyMark says:

      The Russian government interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election with the goals of harming the campaign of Hillary Clinton, boosting the candidacy of Donald Trump, and increasing political and social discord in the United States. According to the U.S. intelligence community, the operation—code named Project Lakhta[1][2]—was ordered directly by Russian president Vladimir Putin.[3][4] The Special Counsel’s report, made public in April 2019, examined numerous contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials but concluded that there was insufficient evidence to bring any conspiracy or coordination charges against Trump or his associates.

      The Russian government interfered … but concluded that there was insufficient evidence

      Facebook’s Zuckerberg accused of setting dangerous precedent over Trump
      By Zoe Kleinman
      Technology reporter, BBC News

      2 June 2020
      Mark Zuckerberg is setting a “dangerous precedent” by allowing a post by Donald Trump to remain on Facebook, a group of civil rights leaders has warned.


      Zuckerberg tells Rogan FBI warning prompted Biden laptop story censorship
      By David Molloy
      BBC News

      4 days ago


    • taffman says:

      Has the word “may” now been changed to “likely” since this morning ?


  48. Fedup2 says:

    From the DT – dismay at the BBC

    Sometimes you just have to conclude that the BBC is determined to cut its own throat. What in heaven’s name are they doing sacking Roger Bolton from Feedback? Bolton is one of Radio 4’s most accomplished, trusted and likeable presenters. For 23 years now he has skilfully walked a tricky line – championing the BBC’s millions of listeners and holding the BBC to account, on-air, on their behalf.

    In the current series alone, he has tackled Radio 4’s head of drama on editorial standards and the current emphasis on “younger” storylines in The Archers. He grilled the BBC’s Scotland editor on impartiality in the Scottish independence debate, reflected the public upset over Radio 5 Live’s ditching of the classified football results, and hauled the Today programme over the coals for failing to challenge a contributor’s apparent linking of hooliganism and the Hillsborough disaster.

    In his last programme on Friday, Bolton led with a hugely informative interview with the BBC’s China correspondent on how he’s coping with covering the whole of that vast country, currently, on his own. Bolton was one of the few means available to BBC consumers to express their disquiet, curiosity, anger, and – equally regularly – their joy and appreciation of much of the BBC’s output. He delivered as many listener bouquets as brickbats and was nothing if not scrupulously fair in his coverage.

    So, why sack him? Bolton certainly didn’t want to go, saying on Friday: “The BBC decided it was time for me to stand down” and “Obviously, I’d have liked to have continued.” At the same time, he served up a swingeing – and deserved – rebuke to those BBC bosses who “more often than not” refuse to come on the programme and defend their decision-making to listeners. Had he put someone senior’s nose out of joint? So far, all that’s been reported is that the BBC have appointed a new production company to make Feedback.

    Some of us are old enough to remember the furore that accompanied the sacking of Bolton’s predecessor, Chris Dunkley, in 1998, at a time when the Radio 4 schedules were being rejigged (ie ripped apart). Dunkley, also always keen to reflect the anger of listeners, was unceremoniously dumped by the BBC, which claimed: “It was time for a fresh approach.” Or was Bolton’s sacking another example of what looks, to many, like a wave of ageism sweeping through the BBC just now? And a determination to slough off anyone difficult among their brightest and best. So far, the ongoing talent “brain drain” has had a certain tinge of inevitability about it. If Andrew Marr and Emily Maitlis decide that voicing their own opinion is more important than impartiality, then fair enough, let them run off into the arms of commercial TV and radio.

    And if they make more money, or come a cropper, in the more brutally meritocratic commercial world, so be it. So too with Vanessa Feltz who’s departing her early-morning Radio 2 show to move to TalkTV, looking forward to “the chance to have a personal passionate point of view at last.” Fair enough, let’s hope her massive £400,000 BBC salary is redeployed to bring on some fresh talent.

    Elsewhere in Radio 2, though, there’s a sense of more sinister forces at work. Paul O’Grady, age 67, whose much-loved show felt a bit like Sunday Afternoon with Gran (fun, but still gran) quit a couple of weeks ago, after being told he had to continue sharing his slot with comedian Rob Beckett, 36. Steve Wright, 68, is leaving his prestigious afternoon slot (the revived version of which he’s held since 1999) in September to make way for Scott Mills who’s moving over from Radio 1 after 24 years.

    There is an argument – not palatable to loyal listeners, understandably – that a certain amount of churn in the media landscape is healthy. And that if Radio 2 is to have any chance of attracting a new generation of listeners they need to clear space for voices that will appeal to a slightly younger audience. Debatable as that is, it’s an argument that is not equally applicable to Radio 4 and certainly not to 76-year-old Bolton’s case, whose impeccable journalistic skills and long experience are the very things that enable him to be a fearless rattler of cages in a BBC that can sometimes seem, like too many other publicly funded institutions in this country, to think itself too important for scrutiny and accountability.

    So why make it easy for the BBC and simply say that Bolton will be missed? What we should be doing is demanding they reverse this unjust decision that serves no one, least of all listeners, and bring him back.ENDS

    very comforting to see the bbc help destroy itself. More please …


    • taffman says:

      The government could save the poor some money by scrapping the Telly Tax, the the tax that “robs from the poor to give to the rich”.


  49. tomo says:


  50. StewGreen says:

    The “random woman” on #YouAndYours #PeterWhite
    just said “the price of pasta and rise has gone up a lot”
    The presenter and expert just accepted that

    Doh I checked the Aldi and Tesco websites the cheapest pasta and Rice are still cheap
    pasta : 23p for 500g
    rice : 45p for 1Kg