299 Responses to Weekend 3rd September 2022

  1. pugnazious says:

    LOL….just watching amazon’s ‘The Rings of Power’…..the Elves are a sophisticated, developed, aristocratic, refined, blond, or redhead, blue-eyed white people…whilst Lenny Henry’s ‘Half-foots’ are rustic, rosy-cheeked bumpkins scrabbling a living from the hedgerows with wild hair and oddly Irish accents, and perhaps evolutionarily slow development of their less than refined looks but are creatures of nature, animal like….men have their fields of grain to worry about, elves their farrows, dwarfs their mines, even trees worry about the soil beneath their roots…but the Half-Foots are free from the worries of the wide-world, but ripples in a long, long stream, our paths set by the passing seasons….so….not masters of their own destiny…not deciding for themselves, not creating their futures but going with the flow…..like animals….or Black Africans who never developed further than primitve tribalism and the most basic lifestyle?

    Hmmm….why would Henry sign up to what is essentially a presentation of Victorian world–view with Whites at the top and blacks and ‘tribals’ at the bottom? I guess just as he signed up for the Black and White Minstrels to further his career he set aside his principles here for fame and the cash.

    LOL….maybe the Irish would feel completely at home with the presentation and joyous multiculturalism of the ‘Irish’ Half-foots…


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    • Fedup2 says:

      Looks like a west cork man to me …


    • Richard Pinder says:

      As a Mensa member, I remember the beginning of the “Great First Taboo of Science”. Blacks being about 15% less intelligent than Whites on average. Although White Liberals with an average IQ of 85, insist that they are equal in intelligence to Blacks. The taboo started in the 1970’s with the cancellation of Professor Hans Eysenck. As with Climate scientists and virologists, it continues today with the cancellation of Professor Richard Lynn. The most famous analysis of scientific studies on the subject appear in the book by Richard Herrnstein & Charles Murry, called “The Bell Curve”. Today, the taboo is more extreme as ever, however not in China. The Chinese experience of employing Black Africans in Africa has taught them to discriminate in favour of employing Chinese workers for jobs in Africa.

      The best explanation for this difference in IQ in scientific papers seems to relate to the fact that White people evolved from Black Africans between 40,000 years ago to the end of the last glacial period, 12,000 years ago with the fact that increased intelligence due to the need to store food in autumn to survive the winter meant that hunters used intelligence to understand the needs of animals to the point when they domesticated animals. Higher IQ also caused gatherers to understand the needs of plants to the point of creating agriculture. Those who did not plan ahead to prepare for the winter season were more likely to die in the winter. White skin correlates with high intelligence but does not seem to have the same genes, indicating that White skin evolved separately from intelligence and is probably related to the survivability of the health of people in winter.


      • BRISSLES says:

        Very enlightening Richard. Its not a subject that is aired often, and to speak of Blacks being less intelligent is verboten. I have found this to be the case whether its those doing menial jobs or even those in academia. On occasions the grasp of what we consider to be mundane can be found wanting, and lack of understanding can be seen by often a vacant stare. Saying that, this is not a wholesale criticism – as Whites can be equally less intelligent but tend to articulate and enunciate it better.


      • MarkyMark says:

        According to racial equality activist Richard Lapchick, the NBA in 2021 was composed of 73.2 percent black players, 16.8 percent white players, 3.1 percent Latino players of any race, and 0.4 percent Asian players. There were 6.6 percent of the players classified as “other” races.


  2. pugnazious says:

    You can plug extremist climate and environmental ideologies or make highly political comment and the BBC will even tell other BBC journalists who criticise you to apologise but plug a watch and you’re toast?

    ‘Nick Knowles has risked landing in hot water with the BBC after he plugged a £2,850 designer watch on Instagram.

    The presenter, 59, showed off the pricy jewellery as he shared a photograph of his travels to the Grand Canyon, appearing to plug the watch as he tagged the brand in the process.

    It comes after he was previously reprimanded by the broadcaster last year for going against their strict advertising rules after starring in a Shreddies advert. ‘


    • Cooper_Man says:

      Ridiculous story on the Beeb’s ‘Newsbeat’ section of their webshite about swimming caps for Black swimmers now being approved after having been banned. Surely if you were a competitive swimmer, you’d want to maximise your performance by being as streamlined as possible – eg: your swim suit and body hair? But no, we have black swimmers with afro’s and huge ‘soul caps’ – too bloody weird.


  3. Up2snuff says:

    Ooops, too late, sabotaged by a slow computer and not enough lurking!

    BBC Bias was on show this lunchtime (Friday) when Jonny ‘Disjointed’ Dymond was very anxious to cast as much doubt as possible on Lord Pannick’s legal opinion on the House of Commons investigation into Boris Johnson. Jonny invited Thangam Debbonaire, Shadow Leader of the House, was almost beside herself with apoplexy at the Pannick judgement. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Con) was notably not invited to comment.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2- sorry – I saw that Brissles might be harbouring a grudge – ( why always ‘harbouring ‘?) …. And tried I bit to ESP but it got misdirected to a BBC fact checker …

      I thought Thanghams moral high horse act went down really well . It’s a bit different when she has to think on her feet against st Rees of Mogg who knocks her out of the ground on a regular basis …

      I mean – does any one give a tuppenytoss about what nut nut did or didn’t say to a bunch of self servers 4 months ago when the country is possessed by full of fuel fuel hysteria ?


      • Scroblene says:

        ‘To harbour a grudge’ comes from the Old English term ‘To take in a rather strange victim of persecution, debt or misfortune’, give him or her a few quid then tell them to bugger off sharpish!

        The Grudge as described was forever being shunted around the families where he or she was never welcome, owing to their unpleasant habits and therefore ‘half-bearded’, i.e. kicked around while getting washed and dressed! It was a common term for the age, and up to the present day, has always been mis-spelled ‘Harboured’!

        Modern equivalents are ‘Garaged a Grudge’, ‘Parked outside a Grudge’, ‘Multi-storeyed a Grudge’ and the latest is ‘Electronically chained to a rented Boris bicycle Grudge’! These all mean roughly the same thing, i.e., that Uppers was fiddling with his computer, doing the second chapter of ‘Thrain of Gnomes’ and missed the opening bars of Fed’s fanfare entitled, ‘Over to you’, sung to the tune of Slim Whitman’s ‘When I’m calling you’, from his 1936 album entitled, ‘Gems from the Burial Service’, and Brissles also missed out as it was well past her bedtime, and anyway, she’d run out of Glenmorangie!

        Scrobs is ‘ashen-faced’.


        • Fedup2 says:

          I thank you for your detailed explanation of the language . Your mention of glenmorangie©️ hits a soft spot as I am forced by circumstances to drink ‘blended’ when my preference is ‘single ‘ – which in this part of the continent seems in short supply …

          The BBC quickly got fed up with reporting on drowning pakis and is now interested in an American tennis player retiring . Later the kidult news agenda will switch to some foreign rocket taking off or not ….

          Elsewhere – I am trying to game the putin situation – it all depends of course on assumptions .

          Does mr putin ‘fall out of a window ‘ and a sane Russian takes over ?

          Does putin just keep going until the west gets fed up and looks away ?

          Does putin ‘do a deal ‘?

          Does putin win – as in conquers Ukraine ?

          Does putin lose and have to pull back ?

          I’m only interested in this stuff from a personal perspective as I don’t want to be paying £3 a litre and see the west sink into depression …..

          … but I’m still troubled by the video ‘Thoughtful ‘ put up about a coming economic crash when people realise currency has no value when they keep on printing it . Physical Gold seems the remedy …..


  4. Concrete sea says:

    Thanks in the main to our wonderful Beeb we now have a ‘Crisis crisis’. Without fail one of the first three words that come from the mouth of any Beeb presenter is ‘Crisis’. It’s unavoidable. The most bandied about is, of course, ‘Cost of living crisis’. Crisis ? Definition- ‘A time of intense difficulty or danger’. Is it ?
    Tell enough people there is ‘a crisis’ and they’ll believe you with consequences of spending less money, not going out, shopping around etc etc. Actually, it’s all quite sensible. Occasionally a level headed person appears who tells us to turn our thermostats down, lights off, put washing on a lower temperature and add an extra layer of clothing, but in the main it’s ‘I can’t afford it, someone other than me should pay, it’s not enough’.
    Apparently fish and chip shops will close in their hundreds. Meanwhile many of my younger neighbours have their evening meals delivered daily and regularly by Uber, Deliveroo or Just eat, with no sign of it abating. God knows what these people eat at lunchtime when they are at work- make their own lunch ? Hell no. When I start to see Subway, KFC et al going to the wall then maybe there is an issue, but a crisis. Really ?
    Self responsibility, reducing demand, acting sensibly. Pah, no, why would we want to do that ?
    No one wants to see price hikes and yes it’s not pleasant, but there is an almost total inability for many to do anything about the problem other than moan, complain and demand help for what is a global problem, all encouraged by the hysteria-whipping media.


  5. Cooper_Man says:

    Was just perusing the new section of the Beeb’s webshite and came across Ros Atkins and his analysis on how all the biggest news stories are linked. As you would expect, the cost of living crisis and inflation at 10% is all the fault of Russia and climate change – with some Covid, China and Brexit thrown in for seasoning. No mention of the West’s suicidal decisions to demonize fossil fuels and CO2.

    My analysis is that Ros Atkins is a left-leaning moron with no jouralistic ability whatsoever – so naturally he works for the BBC.


    • digg says:

      I wouldn’t worry, when the great and good twats who have bellowed against fossil fuels in the better parts of London start to really freeze they will be baying for the government to fire up the coal power stations again. I am actually looking forward to this with great relish!


    • Richard Pinder says:

      Boris Johnson’s sanctions on British Coal, Fracking and North Sea Oil & Gas. Also Boris Johnson’s sanctions on British Food by subsidising Farms to set aside farmland for Solar Farms, Wind Farms and rewilding. With the left-wing Tory Socialist Party and its “Net Zero Wealth” policy, we don’t need Russian sanctions to destroy Britain.


  6. Philip_2 says:

    (BBC) Heatwave: England has had joint hottest summer on record, Met Office …!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BBC updated: 1 day ago (BBC report) England has had its joint hottest summer on record, the Met Office says!!!!! Provisional figures show the summer of 2022 – covering June, July and August – had an average temperature of 17.1C.

    However what the BBC won’t tell us, is that the Met Office has long history in claiming such incidence each year. Other Weather agencies dispute the Met office dire predictions.
    The Spectator in 2013 gives a good example of useless Met Office forecasts:

    More recently, its simply not true.
    The Summer of 2022.
    We have been hearing for weeks that this summer has been unprecedented, how it “proves” global warming, and how it is a template for the future. (BBC claiming its apolocolyspe now)

    It turns out after all that it was none of these things, and was in fact no hotter than 1976:
    Average mean temperatures were actually below those of 2003, 2006 and 2018:

    Charts and Met Office graphs prove it (link below). Not that the BBC does investigative journalism any more. (Why bother when you are the (BBC quote) most trusted broadcaster in the world (BBC unquote). Yes, they STILL say that. (untrue as we all know). No wonder Greta suffers from mental anguish.



    • digg says:

      Lying will eventually bring the BBC down… people are not stupid!


      • Richard Pinder says:

        It’s a modern day trend were scientists get sacked or moved out if they say “Its not the hottest” or “we should not adjust past temperatures” or “the vaccine is not safe” or “doesn’t climate change better correlate with the length of the Solar Cycle”. This means only scientists who agree with brainwashed Swedish schoolgirls keep their job. To remain a paid employee, this probably means most scientists have to lie.


  7. digg says:

    Be interested how many people see things as I do.

    Meghan is a rather thick but greedy attention seeker.

    Harry is a deluded and sad twat who needs to meet a nice girl but who has been hoisted by his own petard!

    Needs saying…That’s it.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      Mandla sees things as you do.

      Megan’s grandmother-in-law was South African Head of State between 1952 & 1961

      Mandla’s grandfather was South African Head of State between 1994 & 1999

      Mandla said “The problem I have is when I look at Meghan, it always seems about the money…to me that was the opposite of Mandela”


  8. Halifax says:

    I was in the pub on Thursday night talking about afro swim caps for female swimmers. Imagine my suprise when looking at the BBC headlines on Friday to now see that they are now approved by the British Olympic Committee……thats one less thing to worry about.


  9. Fedup2 says:

    “I was in the pub on Thursday night talking about afro swim caps for female swimmers’

    Halifax – that’s really weird because I’m often in the pub talking about Afro swim caps for female swimmers too – what about that 😳


  10. Guest Who says:

    Mishal has a chart of exclusives involving BS.



    • harry142857 says:

      No human on earth looks like this deformed woman. Whoever photoshopped this has gone too far. Unless they are 3/4 orangutan.


    • Deborah says:

      It is not a good look for Emily and yet I presume there has been some, ahem ‘adjustments, Her skin colour looks as though she has bathed in Bisto. And those boots with a short dress, presumably to hide knobbly knees. She is obviously very proud of working out at the gym. Maybe she lost her PR when she left the BBC and now has to pay for it herself.


    • 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


  11. Zephir says:

    More trouble in the Congo ?

    Nope its a black in London again, something you never see in the adverts or bbc :

    “Another day in Lawless London: Moment woman armed with a SPADE attacks driver in street after she forces open his car door in traffic queue”


    “Gang of thugs ‘looted convenience store for sweets and alcohol as they smashed doors and windows’ before beating woman, 19, as she lay in the street

    Footage shows a young woman being attacked by a group of people in London
    The woman is unable to defend herself as she is assaulted by around 10 people
    The Metropolitan Police said the 19 year-old was taken to hospital afterwards”


    ” Moment disgusted grandmother, 69, caught dozens of Notting Hill Carnival revellers URINATING by her front door”



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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      I see the Daily Mail goes full BBC-style reporting on the first item, telling us that the woman was wearing ‘black leggings, a white t-shirt and black fluffy sliders’. The government really needs to clamp down on clothing – whether murdering 9 year old girls in Liverpool or attacking drivers with shovels in London, it’s clearly the type of clothing being worn which is driving everything.


  12. tomo says:


    “Empty Top Secret Folders found in Twump’s cupboards”



  13. tomo says:



    • MarkyMark says:

      Party members were supposed not to go into ordinary shops (‘dealing on the free market’, it was called), but the rule was not strictly kept, because there were various things, such as shoelaces and razor blades, which it was impossible to get hold of in any other way. He had given a quick glance up and down the street and then had slipped inside and bought the book for two dollars fifty. At the time he was not conscious of wanting it for any particular purpose. He had carried it guiltily home in his briefcase. Even with nothing written in it, it was a compromising possession.



  14. vlad says:

    Is there a letter missing in the title?



    • MarkyMark says:

      According to trusted British newspaper The Sunday Times, per Harper’s Bazaar, the couple’s advisers are working on ways to harness the rockstar royal couple’s powers, which could mean moving overseas for a two to three year stint to continue their work in the commonwealth as well as with various charities. “Courtiers have drawn up plans to hand the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a major international job that could see them moving abroad after the birth of their child,” a source told The Sunday Times. “Discussions are at an early stage, but the plan is to find a new way of using their soft power abilities, most likely in Africa.” However, the publication also notes that it’s unlikely that a decision will be made until 2020, when Meghan and Harry have “settled down with their new baby,” who is expected in a matter of days.



  15. tomo says:


    • Richard Pinder says:

      If the Republicans are banned by the Democrats, then Biden doesn’t need to worry about the Midterm Elections. Its probably an indication that the Swamp are not confident that they can Rig the 2022 Midterm Elections. A Covid-Climate emergency is needed with F-111,s supporting Biden in his fight against anyone who wants to make America Great again. Ukraine has also banned political opposition parties. The message to political opponents in the USA and the Ukraine is “don’t mention Hunter Bidens Laptop”


    • MarkyMark says:

      “Liberals are too incompetent to over throw democracy.” @ 1:00

      ^^ Seems they are getting away with it everyday, more and more.


  16. Richard Pinder says:

    Hannah Fry of the BBC, lying about a Gene Therapy being a Vaccine which significantly alters the bodies natural function, is the very definition of the Common Law crime of Poisoning, any resultant deaths constitutes Murder.

    Vera Sharav, Holocaust survivor and founder of the Alliance for Human Research Protection. Points out violations of the Nuremberg Code by Germany today, and that in 1933, the primary target for discrimination were Jews. Today in Germany, the target is people who refuse to be injected with experimental, genetically engineered vaccines. In 2020, government dictates forbade hospitals from treating the elderly in nursing homes. The result was mass murder. Government decrees continue to forbid doctors to prescribe life-saving, FDA-approved medicines such as Ivermectin. The media is silent — as it was then. The media broadcasts a single, government-dictated narrative — just as it had under the Nazis. Strict censorship silences opposing views. In Nazi Germany, few individuals objected. Those who did were imprisoned in concentration camps. Today, doctors and scientists who challenge the approved narrative are maligned, their reputations trashed. They risk losing their license to practice as well as having their homes and workplace raided by SWAT teams.


  17. AsISeeIt says:

    Ladies day whilst inflation erodes headroom edition

    Some will maintain that we live in a patriarchy. If that should honestly be the case, one wonders how it is that so many power ladies adorn our newspaper frontpages?

    As Queen Elizabeth II prepares to formally welcome into office our new female prime minister at Balmoral, the legacy patriotic paper (dividing its loyalty with the former Soviet province of Ukraine by flying the old yellow and blue at the masthead) Her Majesty’s the Daily Express features: Queen on ‘good form’ despite missing Highland games

    The Express tosses quite some caber into the ring this morning with its exclusive screamer headline: Tories put on war footing for snap election – 5th October 2023 is the date: …strategists tipping… – seemingly plucked out of the air. We’ll all have forgotten by the time that comes aound.

    The persistently lightweight-looking Liz Truss is not quite crowned as yet but she does get her pic on the frontpage. Apparently Rishi is history.

    The turbaned queen of the BBC is there too: Bake Off’s Nadiya: There’s a downside to fame (Express) – our Nads getting in on one of those familiar female celeb angst trope features.

    The stately old Telegraph injects some new blood into both its Palace and No10 stories: Cinderella story of The Crown’s Kate… Meg Bellamy, a former Berkshire schoolgirl who worked at Legoland, will play young Kate Middleton in the next series of The Crown – I suppose it may have helped that she only lived round the corner from Windsor. Local girl made good.

    Here’s another American trope levered into British media common parlance: The first 100 days in No10. What Liz Truss has promised if she wins the leadership race – and is it possible? (Telegraph) – what’s the betting she’s another typical Tory… just like Boris… campaigns like a conservative – governs like a socialist?

    Traditionally FTWeekend knocks off from the office on Friday to indulge in a bit of How To Spend It. Their frontpage pin up girl is: Gwyneth Paltrow at 50 – sympathetically lit in flattering black and white dwafing the cameo Liz Truss pic and associated dire economic predictions – the FT was backing the ex-Goldman Sachs globalist Rishi Sunak of course: Truss plans risk £60bn budget hole… Inflation erodes ‘headroom’… Welfare and debt costs to surge… Tax cuts bill to add pain – and apart from all that, things should go swimmingly

    Speaking of knocking off on a Friday: Council to offer four-day week for same pay (Telegraph) – that’ll be LibDem controlled South Cambridgeshire.

    Keeley Hawes is the Guardian’s: All action hero – and frontpage Saturday pin up: ‘Running around with a gun was gruelling’: Keeley Hawes on becoming an action hero in her mid-40s… What would you do if your nice quiet family holiday was disturbed by rampaging gunmen? If you’re Keeley Hawes in new BBC drama Crossfire, you become a gun-toting mama bear to try and save your kids … and everyone else

    The actual real life female soon to be entrusted with protecting the community – Liz Truss – gets a mention – but only to diss her policy plans, obviously: Police chief: Truss’s crime proposals are meaningless (Guardian) – the Gruan may well be right there

    The chap is busy in the kitchen: Jamie Oliver Half-price book offer (Guardian) – left overs?

    We’ll move quickly on glossing over the sexual politics of the left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper with their: How I rebooted Elton’s career by David Furnish… ‘The way he was managed baffled me. He was kept in the dark about finances’ – yep, we know how you feel, Dave – we’re all beginning to feel that way about the national finances during the recent Lockdown era, green net zero energy policies and Russia sanctions – nobody wanted to let on what the costs would be.

    Big frontpage pic plucked from the archives in the Times is: Power Couple Liz Truss with Hugh O’Leary in 2019 Valentine’s Day… How truss overcame scandal of affair (Times) – the somewhat condescending report about the little man, him indoors, reads: Liz Truss’s husband: the earnest accountant who has stood by her

    Pin ups proliferate today. The formerly patriotic Times also splashes with: Emily Maitlis ‘I became the poster girl for everything good and bad about the BBC’ – where’s her mate Jon Sopel? Why is our Emily always presented in the media mate-less?

    Looking ahead to Christmas: Energy crisis to ruin XmasThe Daily Star is my star performer of the day with their thought for the day: We’d be happy with a piece of coal and a satsuma!

    The Star’s little girl whispers in Santa’s ear: This year I want a pony and a 50kwH of off-peak leccy please Santa

    But has she been good this year, or has she been a naughty girl? Hooters sponsor U-10s shooters Kit deal for kids blasted… A diner chain famed for waitresses in skimpy uniforms is sponsoring an under-tens football team… (The Sun) – in case you were wondering the frontpage pic is fairly chaste although the caption is suggestive: Support… young player and Hooters worker

    Bet he can’t look away now… I wonder if our Gary has tweeted about this story yet?

    ‘Many people missed the context’: Gary Lineker explains why he deleted ‘bra none’ tweet about Chloe Kelly’s shirtless celebration after scoring England’s Euros winner… after he was accused of ‘casual sexism’ and ‘puerile jokes’ in fierce backlash (Daily Mail, 2 August)

    Meanwhile back to further pin ups for the more mature audience than the under elevens: Tess will do Strictly ‘for as long as Brucie’ (Sun); Sue: The truth about my romance with Cliff Richard (Daily Mail)

    And finally today, from the left-leaning ‘i’… with not an unreconstructed, patriarchal, male chauvinist, Jeremy Clarkson-type anywhere in sight: ‘I like society being woke’ James May

    And, to steal a phrase… “And on that bombshell… Goodbye!”


    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit – I notice that despite your piece being heavily ‘girl centred ‘ you omit the bullying of a snowflake police commissioner by a nasty man in the londonistan city hall ….

      Poor Cressida felt ‘pressured ‘ into leaving because he said nasty thinks on the ‘today ‘ programme . But I think it goes toward the calibre of box tick police chiefs who just take the golden handshake – peerage – and go write their sob story book about the ‘glass ceiling ‘

      Meanwhile she filled her police force with all sorts of …trash …..


  18. Guest Who says:

    Any mention of campers in the car park?

    BBC has an odd habit of using smiling victim photos.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Aisha was the only virgin he married. The majority of traditional sources state that Aisha was betrothed to Muhammad at the age of six or seven, but she stayed in her parents’ home until the age of nine, or ten according to Ibn Hisham, when the marriage was consummated with Muhammad, then 53, in Medina.


  19. Guest Who says:

    Wonder if Lyn is a Toenails source?


  20. StewGreen says:

    Hollywood habitually make stuff up
    .. they continually gaslight us
    Look at their breathtaking hypocrisy


  21. StewGreen says:

    Meanwhile PJW has a new vid about XR being allowed into Parliament
    whereas if anti-lockdown protesters had tried the same stunt …

    Canada : Trudeau promises draconian new Climate police
    .. https://youtu.be/IaOf3IlsFuA


    • Doublethinker says:

      XR have just staged am attempted COUP !

      A lot of people have been injured and some died , admittedly several miles away and none had anything to do with the attempted COUP.

      The evil genius behind this attack on democracy is a well known Swedish national with a long record of urging direct action against democratically elected governments , Greta Thunberg.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I see there was almost total censorship on this ? What did the speaker say ? We’re these terrorist vermin arrested


  22. StewGreen says:

    parody of CNN/ MSM on Biden’s speech


    • Doublethinker says:

      Joe, your ice cream is ready, no need to stamp our feet and shake your little fists.


  23. StewGreen says:

    Project Veritas cameras catch agenda pushing US teacher


  24. Thoughtful says:

    It doesn’t seem to have made much headlines in the media but yesterday head of fantasyland for the EU Ursula von der Leyen gave a speech in Slovenia, in which she appears have tacitly admitted what passes for EU energy policy has utterly failed.


    “”That is why we, the Commission, are now working on an emergency intervention and a structural reform of the electricity market. We need a new market model for electricity that really functions and brings us back into balance.””

    Perhaps the reason for the lack of coverage is the screamingly obvious incompetence, fantasy land head in the sand ignorance of current affairs, and complacency coupled with not having a clue what to do.

    We need something new bleats Van Der Leyden but doesn’t appear to have a clue what that might be despite having had the best part of half a decade to at least have laid the foundations.

    Worse perhaps is the total lack of transparancy of how electricity prices are derived, and as here is confirmed the most expensive way to now generate electricity is the use of natural gas, again tacitly admitting that Western Green lunacy is at the heart of the energy price rises.

    From what I can gather the UK still sets energy prices using the EU model and because the civil service has adopted a mirroring of EU laws and regulation to make rejoining more seamless, and when the EU finally do come up with a new energy model it seems certain the civil service will adopt that, as the Blue Labour Tory party are completely clueless when it comes to almost anything, save for wasting taxpayers money.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Thoughtful – I’m still vexed by that video you put up ( buy gold)

      Anyway – doing the ‘what ifs ?” If we were still in the EU I wonder if we’d be ordered to unlock our hydrocarbon reserves to help our “European friends “?

      I really hope truss goes big next week and says we need access to hydrocarbons right now – I don’t mean in a few years – I mean months ….
      But I suspect she ll, be timid and fail to guarantee there won’t be shortages if we have a real winter …..

      The EU of course will want an EU power grid paid for by us …


      • Thoughtful says:

        They already have an EU power grid, but as always when the chips are down as we saw with the covid, every time the chips are down it seems to become every man for himself.

        I hope the video was a positive vexation not a negative one? Seemed to me to make some sort of sense that the borrowing cannot go on forever with no real economy to support it either.

        As I recall it had the anecdote of the joiner who owned his own home, whose wife didn’t work and had 8 kids and earned enough to support all of them. Impossible in this day and age showing just how devalued and debased the borrowing has made the country.


        • Fedup2 says:

          It just had echoes of subprime – and that suddenly someone spots a pending collapse and acts on it – but possibly having complete loss of confidence in the USD and other currencies is just a horror

          And the idea of needing to invest / buy real assets – not online or paper ones – is also a challenge today …. As well as the dark ages which would follow as the world becomes ‘dog eat dog ‘…


      • StewGreen says:

        unlock our hydrocarbon reserves to help our “European friends “

        A fair portion of the EU’s LNG gas comes into Milford Haven and is then pushed through our grid and connecter to France


  25. digg says:

    Andy Burnham seems to have been handed his own TV series by the BBC to bash the Government over perceived inaction on the rail strikes.

    He even thanked the BBC for being on the case to support the unions unlike a lot of the rest of the media.

    The government, very wisely have decided to stay out of the fight with the train operators and the union bosses are finding out that generally nobody gives a toss about their strikes.

    I predict the same thing will happen over the postie action.

    Bullies are always best dealt with by ignoring them, bullies always try to rabble rouse gang support rather than going it alone.


  26. vlad says:

    The rotten BBC continue to do Biden’s bidding:

    “Trump investigation: Empty folders marked classified found at Mar-a-Lago”



  27. tomo says:


  28. tomo says:

    Old BBC favorite Katty Kay is “at it” on MSNBC


  29. JohnC says:

    BBC presenters: What’s behind the large number leaving?

    I fully expected this article to completely avoid one of the biggest reasons people are leaving – BBC racist and sexist discrimination to replace them by women and BAME in their pursuit of their extreme Leftist agenda – and I was not disappointed.

    Go woke, go broke. Except when the public are forced to fund you like the BBC. Then you can do whatever you like because you get the money even if nobody watches.


    • Guest Who says:

      It really is a bunch of remedial kindergarteners.

      When’s St. Ros joining Blether.tv?


      • StewGreen says:

        The broadcast of the Media Show went out fine
        It was all about “what great podcasters we are”
        Yet the BBC Sounds catchup version was a pre-edited verion which after 30 mins had some studio backchat and retakes etc.
        Also there was something bout Maitlis failing to turn up.

        So they are so good at podcasts , they uploaded the wrong version,


        • Guest Who says:

          BS likely getting her hound blow dried for the next spread.

          Angela Rayner was not involved.


      • tomo says:

        Atkins obviously sees himself on the route to being a top of the tree key talent with a salary and self regard to match.


  30. StewGreen says:

    R4 FooC, Shahzeb Jillani is laying it on thick about the Pakistan floods
    ..shouting “Climate Change”
    “he reports from the southern province of Sindh, the worst affected, where victims are disappointed with their politicians, but young people have sprung into action.”

    Hmm when I lived in Nepal the floods broke the main dam bridge that connects the West and East sides of the country
    .. that was poor construction and poor maintenance.

    When I crossed the first time the villagers made a fortune from boats
    Eventually the gov brought a proper ferry
    Within days the villagers had built a bamboo pier which bridged the entire gap and put a toll on it


    • StewGreen says:

      In Sindh there was loads of rain,
      which first wiped out the date crop.
      Then villagers send him Facebook messages saying everything was destroyed
      .. Em how come they can still use Facebook and phones ?

      Then bridges dams broke
      “Pak finds itself on the frontline of a major Climate CATASTROPHE
      Pak contributes less than 1% of global CO2”
      .. hmm that’s similar to the UK

      “The acting govner said ‘this is a punishment for our misdeeds, a warning from Allah’ ”
      “accusations water was diverted to favour politically connected villages”

      “In Sindh, victims are disappointed with their politicians, but young people have sprung into action.”



  31. StewGreen says:

    Iraq : Shelly Kittleson reports
    At least 23 people were killed, and many injured, in some of the worst violence in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in years. Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr, a powerful Shia Muslim cleric, political leader and militia commander, clashed with Iran-backed armed groups.
    There’d been a long stand-off following inconclusive parliamentary elections, and then al-Sadr announced his retirement from politics
    He told his supporters to leave the Green Zone they had invaded.


  32. tomo says:

    BBC R4 midday news

    “Pakistan’s worst ever flood”

    Google 10 seconds…

    1950 floods killed 2900+

    Mendacity on a stick




    • StewGreen says:

      Then “Welsh police have apologised to a Somali wrongly executed 70 years ago”


    • digg says:

      This is a lie being spouted by every left-wing press currently. It was a god-send story to them after the armageddon heatwave evaporated in the UK. I can’t say I understand the morbid fascination of the media constantly trying to clarion this stupid end of the Word diatribe but it is wave after wave.

      When they first screamed it, it took me 5 minutes to google “Pakistan floods in history” and blow it out of the water (excuse the pun!). Any competent journalist could and should have done the same.

      I can only assume that some external “powers” have given them the hymn sheet to sing off, possibly in return for “grants”.


      • tomo says:

        yes but…

        When a hyperbollock claim like “the worst floods ever” is made by “the broadcaster of record” it should concern everybody – since something so trivially disproved dilutes the integrity of their reporting.

        That said – the BBC have been messing about in “news homeopathy” territory for some considerable time … It was just so blantant and delivered with gravitas and slathered with some gratuitous pathos – it’s actually inexcusable.


  33. StewGreen says:

    FooC : Brazil : Julia Carneiro is anti Bolsanaro

    “Brazil’s independence did NOTHING for slaves and abolition 66 years later .. ”
    That’s hyperbole .. wealth in Brazil varies like in Europe
    A few black people have made it to the top
    but sure black neighbourhoods are often at the bottom
    Poor white people seem to be less likely to go into crime.

    “Next week, it’ll be 200 years since Brazil became an independent country, breaking free of its colonial ruler Portugal.
    There’ll be military parades – and more. But one ceremony has already taken place, held to receive a bizarre royal relic from Portugal. Reactions to this occasion seem as divided as the views about what to celebrate.”

    Mikhail Gorbachev, reporter Steve Rosenberg does a montage about him
    Ending by saying that people across the country said “please avoid war”

    Prog ended advert comes on ‘one present you can buy your children as they go away is a TV licence’


  34. Fedup2 says:

    Advert on the BBC radio

    Do you have a child going to university – why not buy them a TV licence ? There’s nothing they need more ……( I made up the last bit )

    The advert should go -‘ deciding whether to eat or heat ? Then why not dump your TV licence ? “- you’ll save £13.25 a month ….


  35. Fedup2 says:

    From our own correspondent

    Big on Gorbachev. But noting few world leaders attending the funeral …. No mention of the bans putin has put on travellers to Russia –
    The script is that Gorbachev isn’t considered important now with …which I’d disagree . A lot of people got a different version of freedom as a result of what he helped achieve …


  36. Fedup2 says:

    From the DT – no change at the BBC

    STARTS As the first woman and first non-American to run one of the US’s biggest news channels, Deborah Turness is clearly not afraid of a challenge. But her latest role at the BBC may be her toughest assignment yet.

    The former head of ITN will join Auntie on Monday as the new chief executive of BBC News. Her arrival at New Broadcasting House comes at a time when reinforcements are needed to tackle yet another brewing row over impartiality at the broadcaster.

    Scrutiny of the broadcaster ramped up after the former Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis levelled a very public shot at BBC board member Sir Robbie Gibb last month.

    During her MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh international TV festival, Maitlis, who left the BBC for its commercial broadcasting rival Global in February, branded Sir Robbie an “active agent of the Conservative Party” who was influencing its news output “as the arbiter of BBC impartiality”.

    Those comments have reignited the debate over the BBC’s neutrality, sending the organisation into a navel-gazing tailspin.

    Neil Henderson, a senior BBC journalist, made a public apology to Gary Lineker on Tuesday after questioning whether the Match of the Day presenter had breached impartiality rules by criticising the Government’s sewage disposal policies.

    That same day, Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine was found to have broken impartiality rules when the keen cyclist expressed his repeated support for low-traffic neighbourhoods in a series of tweets.

    All of this is set against the backdrop of the BBC’s strained relationship with the Conservative Party, which is set to continue under a likely Liz Truss government. She mocked the BBC’s journalistic standards in August before pulling out of an interview with the veteran journalist Nick Robinson last week.

    Tense relations with governments are not new but, as the heated scrutiny of the corporation grows, there is a danger that the corporation’s ability to make bold editorial decisions could be jeopardised by a fear of getting it wrong.

    Gill Hind, of Enders Analysis, says Turness will provide welcome reinforcements as the BBC navigates huge amounts of political pressure.

    “Deborah Turness coming will be helpful. She is hugely respected within the industry and was head and shoulders above everyone else for that role,” Hind says.

    Turness, 55, made her name as the editor of ITN News for almost a decade before becoming the first non-American to run NBC News in 2013. In that role she oversaw the channel’s coverage of the rise of Donald Trump, battling with how to handle what she has called the “circus” of the former president’s constant tweets.

    Hind says: “There is a lot riding on how she handles it over the next six months to a year because there is infighting at the BBC. They have pulled in a heavy hitter and it will be interesting if she can turn things around.”

    At the BBC, Turness will have to strike a balance between giving her reporters the confidence to report courageously, while reinforcing the director general’s attempts to shore up the BBC’s impartiality standards.

    Tim Davie unveiled a 10-point plan last year aimed at lancing criticisms of left-wing bias levelled at the broadcaster by ministers, including the culture secretary Nadine Dorries.

    The ex-reality TV contestant inflamed the impartiality row when she criticised Laura Kuenssberg’s reporting as ridiculous, after the former political editor quoted an anonymous Tory MP saying Boris Johnson’s authority was “evaporating”.

    Among the measures outlined by Davie were “thematic reviews” to ensure there are a breadth of voices and viewpoints; increased content reviews by the BBC’s editorial policy team and extending impartiality training to freelancers.

    The BBC’s biggest presenters must also now declare not only how much they are paid by the corporation, but also how much they earn for work done with outside businesses.

    Will it be enough to muzzle critics in the long run?

    Bill Emmott, the former Economist editor and ex-chair of the Ofcom content board, says the BBC will always be a subject of criticism because of how much public money it relies on.

    “The fundamental fact is that the BBC is the dominant big beast and for it to be stabilised, it would require efforts both from the Government and from the BBC,” he says.

    “There is no doubt that the efforts to intervene and influence its coverage comes from both directions. The issue with Robbie Gibb, as Emily Maitlis raised, is not to enforce impartiality, but to induce partiality. That is a case of interference.

    “The BBC needs to police itself carefully and is trying to do so in a way that is demonstrable, and highly clear. In the Jeremy Vine case, it is not possible to do it in a fine tuned way because you get inconsistencies and absurdities.

    “The fact that a prominent cyclist can’t have a view about his local neighbourhood seems a little bit odd. This is the BBC trying to bend over backwards.”

    Emmott adds that while it is clear that the world wants the BBC to be fearless and independent in its reporting, there has been paralysis.

    He believes there is nervousness among reporters about making judgements in the wake of Brexit, which was such a polarising issue. The ongoing hostility from parts of the media and Government only adds to the pressure.

    Ms Hind says the failure of British broadcasters to anticipate the Brexit vote was a key moment for BBC when it came to impartiality.

    “While the [British broadcasters] handled the impartiality when it came to getting the right number of speakers from all sides, they didn’t do enough to question some of the things that were being said by the politicians leading up to the EU referendum. I think all broadcasters have taken lessons from that.”

    The Maitlis lecture is understood to have landed hard at New Broadcasting House.

    One BBC insider said it felt like a PR stunt for her new podcast on Global, adding that some of the comments were “pretty poor show” considering the “extraordinary career” she enjoyed at the BBC.

    A direct response from Turness seems unlikely. She will want to avoid such high-profile skirmishes as she finds her feet. But as is often the case with the BBC, controversy is only ever one step away. ENDS


  37. Guest Who says:

    If OFCOM is rammed with ex-BBC pension-dependent sycophants, this shows why Media Masters keeps featuring them.

    John Whittingdale MP
    Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport
    John Whittingdale OBE MP is former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. A Member of Parliament for over 30 years, he famously chaired the Select Committee during its biggest moment – calling Rupert Murdoch to account for phone hacking, and also seeing him take a custard pie to the face. The Sun dubbed John “Maggie’s Toy Boy” when in 1988, aged just 28, he became then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s political secretary. In this in-depth interview, John discusses people’s surprise when hearing of the “vast” range of responsibilities he had when leading DCMS – including overseeing the work of the National Lottery, leading on policy relating to blockchain and the digital economy, and promoting the UK on a global stage; praises the BBC as “the finest broadcaster in the world” and acknowledges that it may “surprise some people” to hear of his strong support while making the case for his controversial licence fee settlement; and shares the challenges involved in balancing protecting the vulnerable from harmful content online with preserving the “core democratic principle” of free speech – a conundrum which gave rise to the predictably divisive Online Safety Bill.


    Does anyone actually listen to podcasts? I don’t have the time.


    • Fedup2 says:

      What’s a podcast ?


      • Guest Who says:

        First heard of them when Sopes and BS got together for a drinky poo and rambling slag off of Trump to an audience of six.

        Other than that, beyond Global having a lot of money to pay the two sad old activists to do the same elsewhere, no idea`.


        • Guest Who says:

          When media types ‘reveal’ stuff to the Fail, you know their day job is circling the drain.

          Not like she can whip the norks out next to inspire peachy toned Mirror frenzy.


          • MarkyMark says:

            Martin Henry Bashir (born 19 January 1963) is a former British journalist.[1] He was a presenter on British and American television and for the BBC’s Panorama programme, for which he interviewed Diana, Princess of Wales in 1995. Although the interview was much heralded at the time, it was later determined that he had used forgery and deception to gain it.[2][3]

            Bashir worked for the BBC from 1986 to 1999 on programmes including Panorama before joining ITV. He presented the 2003 ITV documentary about Michael Jackson. From 2004 to 2016, he worked in New York, first as an anchor for ABC’s Nightline and then as a political commentator for MSNBC, hosting his own programme, Martin Bashir, and a correspondent for NBC’s Dateline NBC. He resigned from his position at MSNBC in December 2013 after making “ill-judged” comments about the former governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.[4] In 2016, he returned to the BBC as a religious affairs correspondent.

            In 2020, the BBC’s director general Tim Davie apologised to the brother of the princess, Earl Spencer, for Bashir’s use of faked bank statements to secure his 1995 Panorama interview with the Princess of Wales, Spencer’s sister.[5] Former Justice of the Supreme Court Lord Dyson conducted an independent inquiry into the issue[6][7] and concluded that Bashir had commissioned fake statements to deceive Earl Spencer to gain access to Diana and in so doing had “acted inappropriately and in serious breach of the 1993 edition of the Producers’ Guidelines on straight dealing.”[2][8][9] Bashir resigned from the BBC in May 2021, citing health reasons.[10][11][12]



      • Zephir says:

        Something to do with fishing I think, the pods got maggots in it…


      • Northern Voter says:

        Depends who’s doing the podding, or casting. If it’s Emily Mattress, more then the Leftwing BBC wanted to pay.


  38. StewGreen says:

    What is Twitter forcing at me today ?
    “Gary Lineker issues heartbreaking admission after son George’s cancer battle”

    .. The thing is even though I read it and got the “You are upto date” message
    It’s still heading the page when I open a new search page

    Basically Linekers son has a huge bout of childhood cancer
    but now aged 30+ he lives life normally.


  39. StewGreen says:

    2:45pm drama a repeat from Tuesday about 2 villagers fighting about who will house Ukrainian refugees

    “For Love Nor Money is a radio play about attitudes to Ukrainian refugees by Viv Groskop.”


  40. Zephir says:

    Asian attacked by white man: headline news

    (Chinese girl attacked and her Indian friend girl beaten unconsciousby male muzzie a while ago : not headline news)

    “Horrific moment Sikh leader, 62, is floored in the street after ‘brushing past a woman’: Family plead for help finding thug who committed ‘heinous act’ as they reveal devoted father ‘will never by the same again’ – as police share CCTV”


    “A woman was punched unconscious while defending her Chinese friend from a racist attack in Birmingham.

    Meera Solanki was celebrating her 29th birthday at the Ana Rocha Bar and Gallery, on Frederick Street, when Mandy Huang, 28, was branded a ‘dirty c***k’ by a group of men.

    They then shouted at her, ‘take your f***ing coronavirus and take it back home!’ before physically assaulting Ms Solanki when she tried to step in.

    The trainee lawyer was knocked unconscious on the pavement and went on to spend six hours at Heartlands Hospital, where she was treated for concussion.

    Ms Solanki said: ‘There were a group of Asian men inside the venue – one of them kept coming up to me and harassing me.

    ‘He seemed to have a problem with me being an Indian girl with a multi-racial group of friends. We tried to ignore him, even when he tried to spit at one of my friends.”


  41. digg says:

    Just got back from rotavating my allotment. A Polish lady with a small child stopped to watch then asked me if I could be hired to do one for her that she had just taken over and was covered in grass and weeds.

    We struck up a conversation and unprompted she started talking about the energy situation in Poland mainly due to Russian gas antics, apparently the Poles are generally totally pissed off and demanding that the government re-open their coal mines of which Poland has huge reserves, probably more than any other Western Country.

    She blamed the media for getting the Country into the dire situation constantly harping on about Climate Change.

    She went on the say that the Polish people generally are furious and will tolerate it no more and if the government doesn’t change course they will be thrown out by force.

    Sound familiar? I really hope this attitude catches on and becomes a Western trend! We certainly need the grit that this lady showed to bring back some sanity.


  42. Zephir says:

    Fury after fire brigades spend £17,000 of taxpayers’ money on decorating engines in LGBT rainbow colours in inclusivity and recruitment drives



    • Wild Bill says:

      I had to go to hospital recently for a aorta scan, I noticed the staff sporting rainbow NHS badges and thought, ” who pays for these badges and is it a necessesity?”.


  43. Guest Who says:

    Springster’s understudy fed up with the team, or setting up a ‘debate’ for an Americast?

    I note above that empty files labelled ‘Do not use, or steal when empty’ is looking like the next big thing.


  44. Guest Who says:

    BBC something or other.

    There are women fighting over housing you, silly girl!



  45. vlad says:

    BBC won’t tell you this:

    “Africa is Not Poor Because of Colonization”


  46. Zephir says:

    Why green intiatives are a waste of time:

    IF we were to accept that man made emissions are responsible for climate change,

    they would already be in an increasing, self perpetuating feedback loop that would carry on for hundreds of years regardless, so a waste of time doing anything as nothing can be done, even the IPCC states this:

    “The IPCC doesn’t pander to any climate denialism, stating that it is “unequivocal” that human activity is responsible for the crisis we face. “Many changes due to past and future greenhouse gas emissions are irreversible for centuries to millennia,” the authors write. That means there’s no way to avoid some of the consequences brought on by uncontrolled environmental abuse over the last couple hundred years.”

    So back to gas and coal as it makes NO difference.



  47. Northern Voter says:

    557 responses to the midweek pages, notably missing was maxincony, where is he, does anyone know? I for one miss his irrational digs at all and sundry, but not his paymasters el beeb. Wild woman of the woods went awol sometime ago, has she transgendered or disappeared up her own rectum?


  48. Guest Who says:

    BBC Science


  49. tomo says:

    Joe + his DNC mates >>> confession via projection.