Start the Week 5 September 2022

Dear PM – please get your new Culture Secretary to tell the BBC to plan for self funding when the charter ends in 2027 – and that public funding will be ended . Please note that many of us would like to see the Far Left Anti British monster ended .

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  1. andyjsnape says:

    New Prime Minister Liz Truss expected to freeze energy bills
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62791113

    Top picture in the link, some women trying to work out the bills, never a man in the bbc world

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    • Wild Bill says:

      Correct, I have looked after all our houseold bills for over 30 years, my wife is not interested.

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  2. pugnazious says:

    BBC mobilising the hit squad…they’ve felled Trump and Boris now they set their sights on Truss.

    So let’s hear what some callers said on Campbell says The Muncher…first one….’It’s just frightening’ etc etc.

    No need to go to frightened callers, Naggy is there for them as she reels off what will be the default BBC preamble to any Truss story…she didn’t want to handout handouts…she definitely, definitely said that…except not quite…it was her preferred position but she added that ‘she would of course “look at what more can be done”’…which left lots of wriggle room.

    Now they’re giving us a run down of everything Truss has done and said and all with a negative slant….once was a Liberal-Democrat now a U-turning Tory…hmmm…but Muslim terrorists who suddenly see the light?…Such as, allegedly, Begum…the BBC is campaigning right now to have her back in the country but someone who was a Lib-Dem can’t grow up and vote for reality? What about all those who voted for Boris in the Red Wall? Will the BBC slag them off for doing that? Probably just as Biden claims all those who voted Trump are fascists….or maybe just not Black.

    Whilst Truss has supporters she must recognise lots really don’t like her in her party….in fact, the BBC tell us…Some are absolutely appalled…she’s too abrasive, too divisive and just plain odd.’

    Naturally we don’t hear who said any of this, or how many…but it indicates how the BBC will approach this…once they start calling someone ‘divisive’ you know the knives are being sharpened as it’s a term that could be applied to all politicians of course..but the BBC, like ‘populist’, uses it to label someone ‘beyond the pale’….and is Starmer not ‘divisive’? You could equally call him so as Corbynites tear the party apart…but the BBC don’t label him in that way….nor did they denounce him for his U-turn on Corbyn…once a loyal backer now, em, not so much.

    And Truss is just a Maggie-wannabee with her tank ride…

    british-prime-minister-john-major-l-rides-on-a-tank-of-the-4th-armoured-brigade-desert-rats-while-visiting-with-british-troops-in-the-gulf-january-8-1991-before-the-start-of-operation-desert-storm-against-iraq-riding-with-him-is-bregadier-christopher-hammerback-reutersjonathan-bainbridge-me-2D5D9X2.jpg

    Interesting to hear Remainer and no fan of Boris and I suspect the Tories, Gus O’Donnell on Today slagging off Truss and demanding the Civil Service be allowed to run Britain as it sees fit. Apparently Truss might ruffle a few entrenched, complacent and entitled feathers…but she must understand, as she will be advised, that never mind today, she must look to the long term and not abandon nut zero just to help out the poor and needy now….Robinson says nowt.
    And really it is Truss’s attitude that is the problem…the civil service is ready and willing to serve at her beck and call…they do not stand in her way. Hmmm…now Robinson could have leapt in there and reminded Gus about their total opposition to Brexit and any attempt to control immigration…open opposition indeed over Rwanda. The Civil Service is renowned for trying to put spanners in the works to slow or stop policies they don’t like.

    One good thing he did say…a smack down to Robinson who likes to loudly proclaim that the leadership election has meant ‘dither and delay’….no…apparently it was a good thing in which Truss could have time to think and consider seriously her policies rather than rush in and make mistakes.

    And what of Joe Lycett? Why have this clown on when they were doing a serious interview with the probable next PM? The BBC knew exactly what they were getting…not as if they didn’t notice his comments at the Commonwealth Games…ignorant and ill-informed as they were…nor his other political comments.

    Why have a panel on that is just there to slag off Truss anyway?

    If Thornberry wants to say something she should have her own interview in which she also gets quizzed about her own Party’s policies…a pretty short interview….and indeed about the ‘divisive’ Keir Starmer whom half his party hates because he’s not Corbyn?

    The BBC is presenting as negative as possible picture of Truss and already trying to damn her in a way that they never do with Starmer who backed Corbyn to the hilt but now has backed away from him and his policies but the BBC don’t damn him for that…nor do they forensically go over his past sayings and work….they in fact celebrated his appointment as leader and expressed hope that his, er, ‘forensic’ dissection of Boris at PMQs would skewer him…lol…if anyone could stay awake to notice.

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  3. Terminal Moraine says:

    ‘PR as news’, as I think Stew says: “Afghan refugee on losing hope in North Yorkshire hotel”.

    A full promo piece — she’s already had features in Cosmopolitan and the Sunday Times so the BBC must have been a bit slow getting the fax from the Refugee Council PR dept.

    She describes the trauma of living free in a Yorkshire hotel for a year… watching TikTok and Netflix, it’s all “left her feeling her life has been ‘paused'”. Not so paused that she’s been unable to get on to an International Relations degree at King’s College (were foreign student fees waived?), and receive essential refugee services like lip fillers.

    Not bad for someone losing hope. I’m sure a house for her and her mum, sister and three brothers (all currently in other hotels) will be found soon. Appearing in 5 years as host of the new series of Emergency Rations Halal Bake-Off?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-62418895

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    • Wild Bill says:

      She must be longing to be able to go back to her mud hut in Kabul?

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    • Loobyloo says:

      Presumably refugees/asylum seekers get their fees and accommodation paid for by us the tax payer. It makes my blood boil that our kids get into tens of thousands debt to go to uni while these ungrateful sods get it for free and complain about our generosity in taking them in and paying for their accommodation. Sorry we can’t give you all a mansion to live in!
      And I’m sure Al Beeb loves to print articles like this to rub our noses in it, as Tony would say

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  4. StewGreen says:

    @SangitaMyska again ‘Tories are so racist only 5% would vote for Sunak’
    The public vote was closer than people expected
    When an LBC caller said that the Tories were so racist 95% would be voting AGAINST Sunak and only 5% FOR him
    @SangitaMyska in her racebaity bubbleworld failed to say how ridiculous it was

    Then Her Racebatey friend Nads White (Race Correspondent, Columnist @Independent) took the clip and retweeted it

    Tim Montgomerie rightly wrote

    Everyone involved in this Tweet and interview should be ashamed of themselves.
    – @SangitaMyska for not correcting the falsehood that only 5% of Tories are pro-Rishi.
    – The caller and Nads White for playing the race card.

    He included the video, but she got the video suppressed by blocking him
    So here it is

    #3 She then deceived and doubled down ..saying that Tim is bulling her
    “I said on the show I wasn’t aware of where that figure had come on.”
    Doh She CHOSE to tweet that 7 mins and nowhere in the 7 minute clip does she criticise the figure she accept it true

    She then played the victim
    There are real world consequences for female journalists of colour when they are bullied online by men like you.

    Replies pointed out that she had spent an entire show smearing Tory Party members as racists
    Man said “There are real-world consequences for those members who face hostility as a result.”

    TM replied When you can’t defend your journalism, play the victim. Pathetic.

    She then blocked him
    That eradicates clear discussion, cos after blocking her and her friends replies get suppressed from his tweets , so you can’t see what he was talking about
    Such shunning is a form of BULLYING

    yet she then tweeted
    “You’re a bully Tim and, utterly irresponsible.”
    (She’s not actually talking to him, cos she had already blocked him)

    As I said it’s now difficult to see the conversation
    You can see most be coming into her thread, but most of his tweets are suppressed there. https://twitter.com/SangitaMyska/status/1566452712987918337

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    • StewGreen says:

      Ha the superblocker has just spoke about open discussion

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      • StewGreen says:

        Her earlier childish tweet
        Says you, ‘Billy’, the man who gets his entire news content from Gbeebies.

        Who’s the bully ?

        BTW @Montie’s initial tweet to her is suppressed by Twitter search ..maybe cos she blocked him
        Her initial tweet to him does show up in a Twitter search

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Sangita Myska
        @SangitaMyska
        Podcast, Radio & TV Presenter |
        @LBC
        1-4pm Sat/Sun |‘Positive Thinking’ docs series,
        @Radio4
        |“shrieking Thatcherite” AND “loony Lefty”, apparently. Typo Queen
        London, Englandyoutu.be/2NI6eSK9hUgJoined January 2009
        5,702 Following
        38K Followers

        ………………………………………

        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.

        Cheers,
        Mark
        https://www.bbc.co.uk/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Reminds me of this …

      Questions are now sexist … see how we can’t even talk about problems … “When it comes to sexism, some Sky news presenters need to look at themselves to. (I’m a victim) ” {youtube – @2:23 – Emily Thornberry}

      What really upsets (emotion) me, about your attitude to me (asking a question), you do this with me (victim). I don’t remember you doing it with anybody else you know (I’m a victim)” {youtube – @0:19 – Emily Thornberry}

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/11/15/midweek-open-thread-35/comment-page-2/#comment-881442

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  5. MarkyMark says:

    Two of the volunteers spoke to the BBC about their efforts and coming face to face with the effects of climate change.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-china-62770119
    ………………….

    The world’s longest burning fires: China’s unseen story
    Coal extraction remains a higher priority than putting out China’s huge underground coal fires
    https://chinadialogue.net/en/energy/6296-the-world-s-longest-burning-fires-china-s-unseen-story/

    ………………..

    Is the Yangtze River polluted? The answer is yes. Industrial wastewater discharge, agricultural chemical fertilizer, sediment accumulation, ship garbage and acid rain were the main Yangtze River pollution causes. Only in 2016, there were 35.32 billion ton waste water flowed into the Yangtze River.8 Jan 2020

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  6. MarkyMark says:

    Jackson water crisis: A legacy of environmental racism?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62783900

    environmental racism?
    environmental racism?
    environmental racism?
    environmental racism?

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  7. Zephir says:

    Greens are bad enough…. but the dark greens …..

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  8. theisland says:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/04/rwanda-asylum-seekers-uk-living-in-fear
    Abdullah (name changed), a 21-year-old Syrian man, says: “In the hotel we are all saying ‘better to kill ourselves than go to Rwanda’.”

    Suits me.

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  9. s.trubble says:

    Two quick wins for Liz Truss

    1) Get a fully loaded 747 off to Rwanda

    2) Give Davie at the bBC 7 days to produce his plan to replace the L/Fee with a subscription only model.

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    • taffman says:

      s.trubble
      “Give Davie at the bBC 7 days to produce his plan to replace the L/Fee with a subscription only model.”

      Just Scrap the outfit!
      There fixed it .
      Simples.

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  10. pugnazious says:

    The BBC always tells us how the Public is overwhelmingly interested and invested in climate change.

    Sky is right now broadcasting this….with a grand total of 2 people [+ me] watching……enjoy the sizzle….

    ‘Watch live: Track the impact of global warming on the world’

    Whereas a gender reveal party for emus already has over 5000 views in 2 hours.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Given the MSM weenies live and die via social media, I am constantly amazed how few of their efforts manage even a football team audience. Yet they are paid a fortune to generate this ‘content’.

      Some tweets from the more obscure BBC platforms get zero reaction.

      The only solution they have is such as #tellitoftenenough, mutual industry fluffing or rigging…

      And hoping folk don’t notice.

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  11. Thoughtful says:

    I see the Harkles are coming to Manchester to indoctrinate a group of young ‘leaders’ on a conference and as you might expect it’s a total Commiefest arganised by a group calling itself “one young world”:

    https://www.oneyoungworld.com/about-us

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    It’s endorsed by various Lefties luminaries such as Markle herself and Justin Trudeau so you get the idea of just how biased this thing might be.

    But I couldn’t figure out why the Harkles might be there, after all they don’t do anything for nothing, then I found the cost of attending this 4 day indoctrination session is an eye watering £3000 per person, and I wonder who it is that can afford these prices ?

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    • Guest Who says:

      Mucus going?

      Does she use the same focus group the bbc has locked in a green room?

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    • Guest Who says:

      Guessing the guy in the Lobb&Co sliders is an organiser?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Community
      The Summit is not just a life-changing four-day experience, it is just the start of every attendee’s journey with us. Every leader who attends leaves the Summit as a One Young World Ambassador and a valued member of our global community. This is a lifelong membership to one of the most incredible networks in the world

      Our global Community is a community like no other. When we say global, that’s exactly what we mean. Our Community comprises young leaders, corporate partners and supporters from every single country, spanning every industry. We are activists, humanitarians, world-leaders, business-leaders, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and innovators.

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      • Guest Who says:

        The word ‘summit’ has become as devalued as so many others these days.

        The money trail will be interesting.

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  12. MarkyMark says:

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to attend the Opening Ceremony
    Megan and Harry
    We’re delighted to announce Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will be attending the One Young World Summit in Manchester this September!

    The Duchess will be delivering a keynote address at our Opening Ceremony at the iconic Bridgewater Hall. The Duke and Duchess will also be meeting with a group of Summit delegates doing outstanding work on gender equality.

    The Duchess has been a One Young World Counsellor since 2014. As well as attending the One Young World Opening Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall 2019, she also hosted a roundtable for gender equality activists at Windsor Castle, at which the Duke of Sussex was also present.

    She has continued to work with and support a number of One Young World Ambassadors, particularly those working for equal rights for women and girls.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Please refer to them by their proper names – mr and Mrs Windsor …..

      Lots of politicians going on the radio saying we’ve had 12 years of conservative government . Maybe a bbc fact checker can correct this –

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    • Docmarooned says:

      Keynote speech by Markle!!! What a joke. She/Netflix have probably got a camera crew there with prepared questions for gullible young things to spout.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Is that the Nigerian branch of Young World ?

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  13. taffman says:

    So Priti has gone then?
    I wonder why ?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman
      With such a distinguished list of achievements is there any more for her to do ? We have a secure country with effective law and order and an impartial effective police force and justice system ….
      …. More seriously – did she achieve anything ?

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      • moggie63 says:

        Did she even try?

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        • Fedup2 says:

          I get the feeling she had too much direct contact with the uncivil servants and didn’t have a personal staff capable of doing the job for her .

          I think the same applied to nut nut after Cummings with Carrie acting as disrupter. I’m gonna be uncharacteristically optimistic and judge that Mary truss has a reasonable staff which might save her .

          I was thinking about how I’d deal with the world if I was her – and think she needs a big chief of staff with maybe 4 others capable of dealing with domestic and foreign stuff – without upsetting the cabinet ….

          … but there is the msm ready to stir and forment dissent – which I already heard at tea time ….

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      • taffman says:

        Urm …… No.

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  14. Up2snuff says:

    Think I may have to change my way of refering to Sir Keir as the Sucker (geddit?) who won the leadership of the Labour Party. Now that the Conservatives have had three female PM’s and one Ethnic Minority PM (Ben Disraeli in the Victorian era), I might have to modify the soubriquet to ‘Male, Pale, Stale Starmer’.

    Mind you looking at one of the candidates to potentially challenge next time to lead Labour, we have the very pale Ange who makes me recall and modify Ann Widdecombe’s famous Parliamentary remark: “she has something of the night about her.”

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  15. Fedup2 says:

    Up2
    Is starmer going on strike together with his barrister comrades – maybe they’d be better doing the coffee job …

    As for labour successors – few around – but there’s still burnham and Milliband senior both of whom still have the itch …

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, don’t know. The barristers are demanding a 75% increase in pay but surely once called to the Bar you have to be in Chambers and profits are shared, are they not, among all members? I’m sure some Chambers specialise and maybe only do criminal defence work but surely they may charge more for a non-criminal defence case. In other words they make money out of transferable knowledge.

      Labour leadership: don’t forget Jessie Motormouth and I’m sure that Manchester lass will throw her hat in the ring. Lisa ticks two boxes; female and ethnic minority.

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Snuff:

        Barristers share the costs of chambers. They do not share their fees!

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2
          When I was contemplating the Bar a few decades ago I was told to avoid criminal work because it was the dregs of the profession and poorly paid compared to less well known parts .
          In the end I realised I didn’t have the connections to get a place and wouldn’t become a mason – so gave up on the idea – but tax avoidance was a favourite and tax barristers do pretty well methinks ….

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  16. Zephir says:

    Christ Almighty its getting worse and worse watching TV this afternoon the adverts are a parade of black men, advert after advert, nothing less than bloody racism.

    No looting, knifing or sexual assaults, punching white girls to the ground, shitting in phone boxes or pissing against Notting Hill residents’ front doors, funnily enough.

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    • JohnC says:

      I just had the misfortune to get caught by an advertisement break on ‘Drama’ channel while having my tea and absolutely concur. It’s beyond ridiculous now.

      Of course they were chosen for the parts because of their skin colour and their representation is way, way more than their actual representation in society.

      So it’s clear racist discrimination. Why are non of the Leftist hypocrites calling it for what it is ?. They have such gross double standards, anything they say is absolutely worthless.

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      • digg says:

        The great and good in Chelsea ( lots of beeboids etc, ) want to shove this up every white working class nose. It serves to make them believe they are virtuous whilst hiding their hideous entitlement and wealth.

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  17. Jeff says:

    This is completely off topic. Nothing to do with the BBC, but hopefully of some interest…

    Tomorrow evening at 6.35, Talking Pictures are showing a cracking film, The London Nobody Knows. It’s a documentary narrated by the velvet voiced James Mason, who leads us through a quickly…and sadly…disappearing London. I bought this film yonks ago from the BFI and it’s well worth a watch.

    It was filmed in the late 60s and shows us crumbling theatres, Cockney market traders, Jack the Ripper’s haunts, meth’s drinkers fighting, and an escapologist wrapped up in chains. I remember my dad taking me out one Sunday morning and stopping to watch this bloke. Blimey, he was a rough old diamond…

    Perhaps the most poignant part is when Mason visits a Salvation Army hostel and chats to three elderly inmates. They all have sad tales to tell, one had lost his wife and his home, but they are nonetheless grateful for what the Sally Army are doing for them. It brings a lump to the throat.

    I honestly think this film should be shown in schools. It isn’t their fault, but we are rearing a generation of pathetic, entitled snowflake wimps, who sob about the climate and are obsessed with race and gender politics. Generations of left-wing educationalists have brainwashed our youth into believing they’ve never had it so bad. Gormless Greta, the darling of the green lobby, thinks we have stolen her future. It’s utter cobblers.

    Perhaps listening to these decent, down at heel men, who are grateful for food in their bellies and a roof over their heads, might just open their eyes.

    They might even change their minds about white privilege…

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Jeff – thanks – I’d recommend everyone to subscribe to ‘talking pictures TV ‘ – it’s a very small operation but punches well above its ‘ weight . It fills a historic hole bigly – the kind of hole which the BBC would call ‘yesterday ‘ where there is no concept of what Blighty was like in the last 50 or so years ….

      … sometimes I feel sorry for the kids who are growing up in the current swamp but hope for real parents shielding them from the far left sex obsessed rubbish this country has produced recently .

      It looks as though we are all about to be ‘shielded ‘ from real life ( fuel costs ) by the blue labour PM shaking the money tree again ….
      Looking at the £ -€ -$ the outlook is pretty dire …

      As for Liz truss – who bought me a nice £20 wine box today – cheers – the BBC will begin the process of undermining from the moment she hits number 10 on Tuesday night ‘ Wednesday morning …..

      One question will be – will she go and kiss Obama s feet first or go see macron ?

      Anyway to Mary Elizabeth Truss – I wish you well – hope you bring in a conservative cabinet – of any colour – and do not screw it up like nut nut and her husband did .

      Unfortunately I don’t think we’ll get a picture of Carrie blubbing ….

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      • G.W.F. says:

        I was thinking that is three Conservative PMs, but then I remembered Carrie, who makes it four

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      • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

        Yes Fed, the BBC have wasted no time. Luckily we have the alternative media who are, for the moment, willing to give her a chance to see how she performs.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Is she an MP ? The next home Sec , ?
          Bit fed up with Farage shouting from the sidelines when he should dump GBNewx and go political again ….. -call it the ‘2024 party ©’ or something ….

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        • Guest Who says:

          The BBC knows who they like.

          Kev and Pippster (now Graun) on the sofa?

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    • digg says:

      So many lies have been told, so many false narratives and bizarre ideas have been given weight all instigated and supported by our new wave of blinkered and indoctrinated teachers it will take a seismic shift for the real truth to be told let alone accepted.

      We are in for years of fighting against a monster created by the left in attempts to grab power.

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  18. BRISSLES says:

    GB NEWS programme shake up. Not sure that losing Colin Brazier is the right thing to do – should have dumped those doing the morning progs instead. Was never a fan of Alex Philips, but 3 hours of Patrick Chrysties is a sure way to lose even more viewers. Mark Styne not on tonight either with Nige getting an extra hour.

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    • Jeff says:

      Blimey, I’m sorry to see Colin Brazier go, he gave the channel a much needed boost of mature gravitas. He is erudite and knows what he’s talking about…and he’s being replaced with three hours of Patrick Christys. Jeez…

      Patrick Christys is all right in small doses.

      Very small doses…

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    Brissles – I think the rot has set in – apart from Steyn it has no attraction for me now – I can’t stand the shouty kidults but it looks like the management is going for a ‘younger ‘ look ….

    Maybe they are getting it ready for the inevitable bskyb style Murdock take over ‘24 hour this morning ‘……

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  20. tomo says:

    ICYMI

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    • Docmarooned says:

      Obese,drinks and smokes the full set for an acute myocardial infarction. FFS and they make health policy. Reminds me of a lecturer when I was at medical school over 45 years ago who said for example “how could children at school take seriously a PE teacher with nicotine stains up to his elbow.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The jo brand of Tory politics

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    • tarien says:

      Of course it must be a Joke Isn’t it? Oh no I forgot, how you look at such a time, how you present yourself as a member of Parliament, really is of little concern, other than perhaps to the voting public of this nation.

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  21. Fedup2 says:

    In other news – a federal judge ( appointed under trump ) has granted the request for seized materials to be examined by an ‘independent master ‘, the DoJ will appeal it but it will all kill time in the next 2 months up to the elections ….

    A small victory against an increasingly vocal and despotic regime in the US …. Buy more Ammo…

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  22. Fedup2 says:

    From the Far Left Guardian – a tea cup,storm –

    STARTS When Liz Truss and Joe Lycett turned up to film the first edition of the BBC’s new flagship political interview show, the future prime minister probably expected to be the one making the headlines.

    Instead the Daily Mail decided that the real story of Laura Kuenssberg’s interview with Truss was the mocking reaction of comedian Lycett, who marked the end of the Sunday morning chat by shouting “Woo, you smashed it Liz!”

    Under the front page “Now BBC comic mocks Liz Truss”, the newspaper relegated the Tory leader’s woolly pledges on energy bills to the inside pages. Instead the Mail focused on Tory fury at how the comic “overshadowed” Truss in front of 1.5 million viewers, all with the connivance of the BBC.

    If the arrival of a new prime minister provides an opportunity to reset government policy, then it is also a chance for sections of the media to remind others who is boss. The Mail front page about Lycett coincided with the first official day in the job for Deborah Turness, the new BBC News chief, who has joined after years of government pressure over what “impartiality” should mean for the national broadcaster. Director general, Tim Davie, and BBC chair, Richard Sharp, also face their annual cross-examination by MPs on the culture select committee on Tuesday – a meeting at which Lycett will suddenly be a central character for daring to mock the incoming prime minister.

    One problem for the BBC is the way that the government’s criticism of the corporation’s supposed left-wing anti-Tory agenda is seeping out of its current affairs output and into other aspects of its programming. When Davie was appointed as director general there were a series of briefings about how the corporation’s comedy output had become too anti-Tory, with Nish Kumar’s satirical Mash Report – which repeatedly angered rightwing pundits – axed shortly afterwards.

    This caused one BBC comedy producer to complain that they wanted a greater diversity of political views but there simply aren’t enough funny rightwingers to fill the schedules. They said: “Some people aren’t very good. The issue is a shortage of rightwing comics.”

    Off the back of the Dyson report into the bungled handling of the BBC’s 1995 Martin Bashir interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, the corporation has already committed to ongoing impartiality reviews of almost all of its content. These will look at how a particular topic is covered across everything from news to children’s output to entertainment – and even comedy.

    With the media industry expecting Truss’s government to commit to a review of the BBC licence fee, there are increasingly desperate calls for backing. On Monday night BBC journalist Clive Myrie used the Steve Hewlett memorial lecture to make a direct appeal to the new government. He said the culture secretary – who could still be incumbent Nadine Dorries – must “make a renewed commitment to quality public service broadcasting at the BBC and Channel 4” as it is “too important to be left in the hands of a free market”.

    The criticism of Lycett was the second time the Mail family of newspapers had expressed their outrage at comedians mocking those in power. On Sunday, they attacked Have I Got News For You, the show that helped elevate Boris Johnson to national figure status during the 1990s and 2000s, for repeatedly mocking the prime minister in a special tribute edition.

    Yet in a sign of the declining importance of the print press, Kuenssberg’s new show has broken with the Sunday political show tradition of having a formal in-depth newspaper review. Instead, the front pages were flashed on screen for a few seconds .ENDS – I think

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  23. StewGreen says:

    9pm @channel5_tv ‘Riot: The Week England Burned’ – Monday,
    90-minute documentary looking back at the riots of 2011 that swept London and then the rest of England.
    We hear from those at the heart of the riots and ask, could it happen again? @ITNProductions
    short trailer https://twitter.com/mrchrishackett/status/1566382350405083137
    Long Mark Duggan trailer https://twitter.com/channel5_tv/status/1566484990258446336

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  24. StewGreen says:

    Panorama brought on an economist to say only beneficiary of high energy prices are FOSSIL FUEL corps
    that’s BS solar and wind corps are selling chunks of output at super high prices
    whilst some is still sold at ONLY 3 times old fossil fuel prices

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    • StewGreen says:

      TE tweets
      #Panorama asks who is cashing in on the Energy crisis.
      In the next scene they have Liz Truss taking to stage as the next Conservative Party leader.

      The BBC just cannot hide their intolerance toward the Conservative Party. The left wing bias is there for all to see with eyes open

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Ah yes, but the price of wind and sunshine has increased dramatically this year, such that there are now huge shortages of them. Experts are concerned that we run out of both before year end. Personally, I blame Putin.

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  25. harry142857 says:

    Reasoned’s latest.

    The BBC Anti Liz Truss Bias.

    Impartial, my ****. Abolish the licence fee, pretty please.

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    • Guest Who says:

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Trending (but probably down at #50)
    #TrumpWasRight 1,456 Tweets

    Politics · Trending
    Kemi Badenoch 1,535 Tweets

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  27. digg says:

    Here in Portsmouth the sky has opened and all hell has broken loose with a massive thunderstorm, tropical lightening and monsoon like rain.

    The roads have become rivers.

    Lovely!

    I just hope there are some stupid twats nearby glued to a something!

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  28. StewGreen says:

    Flashmob robberies or “steaming”
    Two more riots in London yesterday; neither of them widely reported
    #1 Church Social in Mile End, 1 dead
    #2 Eritrean Embassy

    PJW on Truss : https://youtu.be/DrCWAPN0P_8

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    • Jeff says:

      These people are robbing a Poundland…I mean, ffs! Just how lacking in ambition do you have to be?

      A few years ago there was a sporting event (cycling I believe) that went through Brixton in south London. There were drinking stops for the athletes and a whole tribe of these third worlders were seen making off with gallons of water. They can’t control themselves, it’s in their DNA.

      They’re so light fingered they’d have the steam off your piss…

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    • Zelazek says:

      Sooner or later it is going to occur to even the wokest liberal that whites cannot live in the same society as blacks. Not if they want to maintain their traditional standards of decency, civility and law and order.

      In the past whites who came into close contact with blacks were under no illusions about their intelligence, temperament and behaviour. Segregation and apartheid were seen as perfectly logical policies. Generally speaking, it was idealistic liberals with no personal experience of living with blacks who found these policies morally repugnant.

      But as reality becomes less easy to ignore with each ransacked store, I foresee two possible futures: Either blacks will be repatriated to Africa or this country will split. Perhaps into two or more separate countries. But more likely, white-only towns will be established along the lines of Orania, an Afrikaner-only town in South Africa. Set up by whites escaping the lawlessness of the big cities, they are slowly building a peaceful and prosperous little community for themselves there in the desert.

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      • Wild Bill says:

        Zelazek, I am currently working my way through ‘The Wire’, a 90s american tv drama set in Baltimore, it is clear to most people why these US cities got so bad, over about 100 years Blacks went from minority to the majority.
        It is happening in British cities now.

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  29. StewGreen says:

    Woke Taliban seem to have hijacked the British Science FestivaL
    .. Here the latest Facebook post with video
    Dr Natasha Katuta Mwila from DMU Leicester
    discusses ‘Woman immigrant, entrepreneur’,
    a FREE 60-minute talk that will be taking place as part of #BSF22
    ⏰ 15:00 – 16:00 📆 Thursday 15 September 2022

    .. They have put up 3 different videos of her
    but only one each of 2 other people
    .. https://www.facebook.com/BritishScienceFestival/videos/?ref=page_internal

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    • StewGreen says:

      Oh the British Science Week Facebook page chooses one lecture to highlight

      The British Science Festival is coming up on 13-17 September,
      and of particular interest may be the ‘Racism in education’ event on on 14 September.

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  30. Eddy Booth says:

    Just warched some of that documentary Jeff recommended
    The London Nobody Knows (1967)

    Interesting look at the old days!
    I remember moving there in 1984 or so, to Stratford, the cockneys were all having a Chas and Dave style sing along together in the pub! Brilliant.
    I’ve just returned to London after 13 years away, whole street ‘blocks’ of various buildings seem to have disappeared from the centre, replaced by huge glass fronted structures, with Starbucks or similar at street level.
    The place is certainly busy, but I wouldn’t call it swinging anymore- perhaps I’m just old.🙂

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  31. StewGreen says:

    Harry Miller explains that police let Steve Bray tell people to leave the country
    .. but if people said that to a non-white person police would move in

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  32. StewGreen says:

    Today we learnt that BBC’s Sangita Myska and her friend Nads White (of the Independent) live in a bubbleworld where they think it’s OK to shout ‘Tories are so racist 95% of them would never vote for a brown leader’
    .. then someone else mentioned Dotun Adebayo had a crazy shoplifter guest
    I started looking it up and the first thing I see is Nads White tweeting about Adebayo’s show spouting about Royals need to apologise to slavery

    The thing is the Royals and governments have apologised multiple times for slavery
    starting with Prince Albert’s big speech in 1840

    I now see the Voice saying that Nads is misquoting them
    ‘*Royals* must aplogise for slavery’ in quotemarks here,
    but The Voice has not said this.
    We said reparations was a key demand.

    https://itsthehammer.wordpress.com/2022/03/24/the-day-prince-albert-apologized-for-slavery/
    AFAIK Charles, William and Harry have also apologised

    There’s a part 2 to the tweet too

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    • StewGreen says:

      commenter asks “Have all African countries apologised for creating slavery in first place ?”

      Yes, I haven’t seen any evidence of apologies from Africa

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  33. Zephir says:

    “The vast majority of those who were enslaved and transported in the transatlantic slave trade were people from Central and West Africa that had been sold by other West Africans to Western European slave traders”

    https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Public_Memory_of_Slavery.html?id=kymzngEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

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  34. Zephir says:

    Researchers uncover Africans’ part in slavery

    CAPE COAST, Ghana (CNN) — For centuries along the West African coast, millions of Africans were sold into slavery and shipped across the Atlantic to the Americas.

    The middlemen were European slave traders based in forts like Ghana’s Cape Coast Castle, now a tourist attraction and a somber reminder of a brutal crime against humanity.

    That crime is usually blamed entirely on the European outsiders who inflicted slavery on African victims. But new research by some African scholars supports a different view – – that Africans should share the blame for slavery.

    “It was the Africans themselves who were enslaving their fellow Africans, sending them to the coast to be shipped outside,” says researcher Akosua Perbi of the University of Ghana. (88K AIFF sound file or 88K WAV sound)

    Based on her studies, Perbi says that European slave traders, almost without exception, did not themselves capture slaves. They bought them from other Africans, usually kings or chiefs or wealthy merchants.

    The question is, why did Africans sell their own people?

    For a thousand years before Europeans arrived in Africa, slaves were commonly sold and taken by caravans north across the Sahara.

    “Slavery did exist in Africa,” says Irene Odotei of the University of Ghana.

    http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/9510/ghana_slavery/

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  35. Fedup2 says:

    The current scatty culture secretary is resigning . The new one – maybe announced later today – will be a good indication for us as to whether the new regime has any real intention of reeling in the Far left anti British BBC – such as privatising C4 ….
    John Redwood would be ideal … but I think he might be going to the Treasury …

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  36. gb123 says:

    The UK government claim they will now be upholding the law, stop street violence and control in dinghy influx.. If you watch the talking head interviews outside the Houses of Parliament you will see plenty of cyclists running the red lights. If they can’t even control law breakers in front of their noses how are they going to do the rest?

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  37. Zephir says:

    More truths hidden by the bbc:

    “Why I’m glad to see the back of my Ukrainian refugee: As someone whose family escaped persecution, Tanya Fox wanted to help those fleeing Vladimir Putin’s war. But months later, she dares to say the unsayable

    Now, little more than six weeks later, my door has closed on them for a final time with a sigh of relief, while I have been left feeling emotionally bruised, naïve and foolish. I even feel a bit of a failure, though I’m not sure I have reason to.

    I did not ask them to leave, nor would I have, but superior premises — a two-bed flat for the two of them, mother and young daughter — has been secured for free with charitable aid.

    There were clues from the start as to the personality of my guest. Delays to their arrival meant we would be on holiday abroad for their first few days in the UK. ‘Don’t worry,’ said the mother, ‘we can stay with friends.’

    Friends? That surprised me. She had friends but not ones who would or could host her. Olena, 38, and Katya, 13, arrived with far more luggage than I expected. So much of it — two super-size shiny new suitcases and numerous smaller cases and bags — that in fact there was no room for Olena and Katya in our car, and so an additional Uber had to be called.

    My partner carried their cases up to their room and then we sat with them in our little back garden and chatted over drinks and snacks.

    They hadn’t arrived shell-shocked straight from danger, but via a three-month sojourn in Berlin, where Olena had acquired temporary work and a chic new wardrobe.

    We’d already had the welfare visit from the local council, the day after their arrival we went to the Post Office to pick up the £200 each in cash they were entitled to receive and we spent three hours in the bank trying to get Olena a UK account. I’d also been busy following up school applications for Katya.

    Then, about three days in, Olena asked me for help, as a matter of some urgency, in tracking down a particular lip plumping Lancome lip gloss she favoured. She was also in search of some Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream that suited her sensitive skin.

    The request really threw me. Surely a refugee, newly arrived in the UK with little money, living with me for free and expected to send money home, should have more important things on her mind?

    Olena, with academic contacts in the UK, had managed to land a prestigious fellowship starting this month to teach for a year at a university.

    She would take her daughter out for lunch every day rather than prepare even a sandwich at home because it all seemed too much effort. But I was not Katya’s mum, and it was not my place to comment.

    What I was most angry about, I told her, was the fact that she kept her booking with us on hold for the maximum 90 days after the invitation from the Home Office so she could go to Berlin — 90 days when we could have been hosting someone else who would have appreciated what we offered.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11182855/Why-Im-glad-Ukrainian-refugee.html

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    • G says:

      Perhaps for the future, “Once bitten, twice shy”. After all, the Governments covert offer to host Ukrainians was an experiment to ascertain whether members of the general population could, on a similar Government request, step forward to house those arriving by dinghy.

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  38. Guest Who says:

    Newsnight set to hire him as a special reporter?

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  39. Guest Who says:

    Gotchas and… telling stories.

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  40. Zephir says:

    “Truss will ultimately be judged on what she does, not what she says or how she says it. But the Boys (and Girls) In The Bubble have written her off already. Don’t be surprised when she arrives in Downing Street today to find Sky’s heckler-in- chief Sam Coates yelling ‘When are you going to resign, Prime Minister?’ before she’s even crossed the threshold of No 10.

    Sky’s political editor Eleanor Rigby was more interested yesterday in trying to reopen old wounds between Truss and Penny Mordaunt than concentrating on what comes next.

    All the main broadcasters are uniformly hostile towards the Tories in general and Fizzy Lizzie in particular. The BBC wheeled out an unfunny Left-wing ‘comedian’ to ridicule her on the inaugural Laura Kuenssberg Sunday show, which is supposed to be a forum for serious political discussion.

    The Beeb’s idea of an ‘impartial’ panel of commentators also contained Labour’s Lady Nugee — aka Emily Thornberry, a devoted Corbynista — and a former Downing Street aide best known for slagging off Boris Johnson.

    Over on ITV, stand-in breakfast telly presenter Martin Lewis indulged in a bizarre bout of histrionics during an interview with ex-Tory MP Edwina Currie about cutting heating bills. This is the kind of treatment Truss can expect if she’s ever daft enough to go on Good Morning Britain.

    Multi-millionaire Lewis has spent the summer attacking the Government and warning that people are going to die because of the cost of living crisis, in a brazen attempt to drive traffic to his money-spinning website.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-11182833/RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-Ive-taken-aback-abuse-chucked-Liz-Truss.html

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  41. Guest Who says:

    Not propaganda.

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  42. AsISeeIt says:

    Devaluation fashion edition

    The now universally prevailing left-leaning cultural, big state outlook on life, tends to engender a media verdict on political leaders as either saviour or villain. So it is that the supposedly conservative Daily Mail hails the lightweight mid-wit former LibDem Liz Truss with: Cometh the hour, cometh the woman – the Guardian provides her an inaugural headline that ought to be the true conservative commentary: Truss wins – but can she avert the looming crisis?

    Mr AsISeeIt finds himself rather warming to the Guardian. Not only does the headline (accidentally perhaps) imply a small-government mindset that maybe politicians can’t solve all our problems, but it admits the glimmer of doubt that we may not yet actually be in a crisis – that will be coming next week, no doubt.

    The Daily Express too goes against former cherished conservative priciples of self-reliance and tells us we can all sit back and wait for the woman from the government to do all the work: Put faith in Truss to deliver for Britain – Deliveroo politics?

    One wonders, what recent set of novel government policies might have conditioned us as a population to simply relax, give up on hard work and wait locked in at home, somehow expecting all the good things in life to be delivered to our doors, stick it on the credit card, free of charge at the point of access (to coin a phase)?

    The Daily Mirror doesn’t really care who our alternative saviour might be. One minute it was a grandad-looking cross between Clive Dunn and Albert Steptoe. An anti-Israel Islington storm the barricades bearded Marxist with a Lenin cap and an allotment. Next moment an achingly dull establishment supposedly forensic stuffed shirt of a chap with a knighthood and a personality by-pass.

    In short, for the terminally partisan Mirror, it’s anyone but a Tory: Same old Tories… Now we’re done four Terrifying vision of PMs Cameron, May, Johnson and Truss – calm down, dears… didn’t these Tories give you just about everything you socialists wanted – from massive public expenditure and expansion of state regulation, an indefinite BBC charter to open border hyper immigration, gay marriage and to top it all off child sex-change and net zero lunacy on the agenda? There was that Brexit thing, but be fair… Corbyn probably voted Leave, before he was got at.

    Now the Tories are going to give you price controls: Truss plans to freeze energy bills until January (‘i’); Energy bills to be frozen until the next election (Telegraph) – make of that what you will?

    We do like a good tabloid headline: Liz puts her foot on the gas (The Sun) – even the usually over-wordy pro-Rishi globalist FT finds itself opting for the concise: Truss in £100bn energy plan – who cares… once the government spending big numbers get beyond 8, 9, 10 or 11 figures, what does it matter anymore?

    “This will not affect the pound in you pocket” promised Harold Wilson at his 1967 devaluation. Except now that once-chrished green paper promise to pay the bearer portait of the Queen is just a bit of chump change – with many a public house even refusing to contemplate payment in cash at all – despite the apparent end of the pandemic.

    One speculates whether this be due to the fear of bar staff filching from the till, banks over-charging for cash deposits, or maybe bars hoping revellers will flash the plastic happily forgetful of the cash cost of the evening’s festivities?

    Quentin Letts is a hangover from a former era of satirical parliamentary sketch writers. His shtick has been well-crafted and amusing in the past but as political commentators now increasingly think themselves to be mini Monty Pythons and conversely comedians take on political pretentions – forever the twain have now met – sqeezing our Mr Lett’s living space for his serious political comedy.

    He welcomes the new PM in the formerly patriotic Times redundently court sketching in words for the rolling news pictures generation the scene of the election results reading – but it all seems too sadly trivial – pitched at the level of gossip: The two candidates were in the front row, separated by a single chair, from now, a gulf in history. There had been choreographic precision earlier when Sunak and Truss enetred and took their seats simultaneously, lowering their bottoms like two synchronised swimmers.

    So let’s honour a dying craft and descend Letts-like to the level of observational political gossip – Truss, we note wore an imperial purple frock – a platinum jubilee reference? Mind you, I didn’t previoulsy realise platinum was denoted by purple. Londoners will notice the Elizabeth Line is colour-themed purple on the increasingly mad spagetti-like tube maps. If London’s rail network expands any more they’ll have to invent new colours… man!

    Another uncrowned queen Meghan meanwhile is celebrated in the left-leaning corporate advertising sheet Metro: Her Rail Highness Meghan – seems the habitually hypocritically private jet hopping US celeb and her petty prince wanted to burnish their flagging PR with a public transport photo op to make a point – Corbyn magic grandad-like: Duchess travels to summit by train… Network Royal – enough already with the railway puns! One notes Harry and Meghan visit Britain but haven’t yet run into the Royal family old buffers.

    The Metro gifts us the freebie nicknames: Busy Lizzie and Rishful thinking – but there’s product to push on the giveaway’s frontpage: You need us in your cabinet – that’s an Australian brand of hair conditioner.

    Meg’s outfit, you ask? Red alert! Meg’s back – says the Sun. Hillary Clinton famously turned the pantsuit into a third-wave feminist Wall Street candidate trademark. The princess of woke went for all-red pants and Garibaldi-style revolutionary red shirt and scarf: Dazzled in scarlet trouser suit (the fawning freebie product pushing celeb and identity politcis obsessed Metro)

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    • Up2snuff says:

      AISI, masterful as ever! Some great lines eg. ‘Deliveroo Politics’. I do wish Liz Truss had resisted the urge to do a footballer-style open mouth gurning at the cameras at Conservative Party HQ. I can see that particular picture being used against her by the BBC and certain other sections of the Lefty print media.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Deliveroo politics … that has some legs in it …. Deliveroo this and Deliveroo that ….
        One media outlook briefly accused Mary truss of ‘spurning ‘ a handshake with rishi when the result was announced .
        This was made up . I watched it – he didn’t offer his hand – it was all cheers and clapping – but the msm loves it’s divisions – and we are gonna see a lot more …..

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  43. andyjsnape says:

    Trump allowed ‘special master’ in case over handling of classified documents
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62799425

    The move is seen as a blow to prosecutors and a win for Mr Trump

    Normally nothing comes of constant Trump bashing, the bBC isn’t pleased again

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  44. Fedup2 says:

    Even as nut nut exited number 10 his sheer shallowness and inability to speak words with weight shone through . Next we have the outgoing ‘honours ‘ lists with Carrie getting a damehood and various Eastern Europeans who have bunged him getting their peerages .

    As a reminder of the horror of the alternative the bbc put on Angela Rayner whose command to the language and sheer thickness is also there for all to see ….

    Time to avoid the msm until Mary truss does her speech outside number 10 – hope she mentions Mrs thatcher …

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    • G says:

      Yes, I listened to his, ‘speech’ – full of rosy achievements: a Bull shi*tter right to the end.

         7 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Did baroness nut nut cry?

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, do you mean Princess Nut Nuts (ie. Carrie ‘Antoinette’) ?

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Up2
            Yes – that’s right — the third’ tory’ PM – now there’s a 4th one – maybe

            2024 achievements

            Split the Tory party
            Busted the economy bigly
            Pound dollar parity
            Got rates to 8%
            Inflation at 15%
            Made tories unelectable
            Gave red labour landslide by default
            Prepped way to rejoin EU
            Doubled numbers invading country
            Increased population by another 2 million

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  45. Guest Who says:

    The BBC Moaning Emole addresses something that happened to a tranche of land.

    Canada stabbings latest

    Canada stabbing spree suspect found dead

    One of the suspects wanted over Sunday’s mass stabbings in Saskatchewan has been found dead, Canadian police say. The body of Damien Sanderson, 31, was found in the James Smith Cree Nation, home to several victims of the violence, which left 10 people dead, another 18 injured and sent shockwaves through Canada’s indigenous population. His brother Myles Sanderson is still at large and believed to be in the provincial capital, Regina. Damien’s body was found with injuries that were “not believed to be self-inflicted”, Police Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore told a news conference. Myles, 30, may also be hurt and could seek medical help, police say.

    ***

    Justin rummaging through his Village People drawer?

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  46. Guest Who says:

    Also in the the ‘mole… Mystic Nick.

    ***

    What sort of PM will Liz Truss be?

    Will we see the return to the fore of the pragmatist who moved seamlessly from the Remain camp to the warm embrace of the Brexiteers? Or will she govern in the mode of her leadership campaign – a lady not for turning, in the words of Margaret Thatcher, who will focus on tax cuts?

    Over the past few days, BBC Newsnight has been speaking to people who know Ms Truss to assess whether her past can tell us about her future. The consensus seems to be that we will see Liz Truss turning to both sides of her political past to guide her thinking.

    Read full analysis >

    Nicholas Watt
    Newsnight political editor

    ***

    Via people… who know… who they have spoken to. Hence, worthless speculative tripe. Like Newsnight.

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  47. StewGreen says:

    Red-io Humberside news opened with a clip of Hull Labour MP Karl turner telling us what Starmer would do about energy prices.

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  48. Tabs says:

    The BBC News webpage for the “Cost of Living Crisis” is illustrated with mostly women. They did find space to squeeze in a black man though.

    I guess white men are not affected by this at all.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cljev4jz3pjt

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  49. Fedup2 says:

    Roger Bolton is outside the BBC tent now – below the DT explains why –

    SSTARTS The BBC is neglecting its older audience, Roger Bolton, the Radio 4 newsreader recently axed from his job as presenter of Feedback, has said.

    Bolton, 76, said older listeners and viewers were the BBC’s most reliable supporters but the broadcaster was focused on chasing a younger audience.

    “This results in the corporation’s incessant promotions of iPlayer and podcasts and the diversion of increasing resources in their direction, in what is – to all intents and purposes – a digital-first strategy,” he wrote in Radio Times.

    “While all of this is understandable, indeed necessary in terms of survival, the danger is that the vast numbers of largely older viewers and listeners to the BBC will be neglected.

    “This older contingent “still have to pay the licence fee, but feel they have less and less say in the way it is spent and that it is giving them less value for money.

    “I have great sympathy for management, but they risk losing some of the BBC’s most reliable supporters precisely when they are needed most. And there are a lot of them.”

    Be truly accountable to licence payers’

    Bolton announced last month that he would no longer be presenting Feedback, the show he had hosted for 23 years, in which viewers and listeners offer criticism or praise of BBC content.

    He made the announcement on air, telling listeners in his final episode: “The BBC decided it was time for me to stand down. Obviously, I’d have liked to have continued.”

    In his Radio Times column, Bolton said the broadcaster had made “not an unreasonable decision after such a long run” but said he had been frustrated by its “frequent refusal to put up executives to be accountable to the people who pay for them… this is increasingly dangerous behaviour”.

    He added: “My farewell message to BBC management is: get out into the country and onto the airwaves and be truly accountable to licence payers.

    “Be open about your strategy and listen seriously to what those who pay for you really think, even if they are old enough to be pensioned off. Like yours truly.”ENDS

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  50. Dickie says:

    This should get some St Zelensky supporters gnashing their teeth:

    BBC assault on antiwar academics was apparent product of UK intel plot

    https://thegrayzone.com/2022/08/21/bbc-antiwar-academics-uk-intel/

    Ukraine war veterans on how Kiev plundered US aid, wasted soldiers, endangered civilians, and lost the war

    https://thegrayzone.com/2022/08/18/ukraine-veterans-us-aid-soldiers-war/

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