237 Responses to Weekend 10 September 2022

  1. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Amid all the grief over HMQ’s passing we should spare a thought for the poor suffering civil servants at the Home Office.
    According to the Guardian they have been told by Suella Braverman the policy will now be to stop all illegal boats coming across the channel and by the way they’ve got to show up at their desks. None of this working from home malarky.
    The poor things are reported to be experiencing “consternation” and “widespread discontent”

    I generally avoid the Guardian like the plague but I must say on reading that bit it has really cheered me up.


  2. Deborah says:

    I am watching GBNews in preference to the BBC for coverage about our change of Monarch and I think they are doing a pretty good job.

    Except…..Friday evening they had Angela Ripon (ex BBC) who was constantly arguing with Dan Wooten in a most aggressive and inappropriate way between bouts of giggling. I cannot imagine (well I suppose I could take a guess) on what she was on.

    When JFKennedy was shot the BBC just had their globe turning and somber music playing. Might I suggest it to all channels? I was only a little girl but it made a big impression. Less is more.


  3. AsISeeIt says:

    Frank Sinatra once sang about High Hopes edition

    Referring to the crowded streets around St James’s Palace in London, where curious masses hoped perhaps to catch sight of the new King, the Sunday Times notes: Officious bobbies kept excited onlookers at bay, allowing the succession of black Jaguars and Land Rovers to roll in – succession, get it? Thank heavens our police have happily alighted on something they’re still good at.

    BBC: Olivia Pratt-Korbel: Ninth arrest in murder inquiry… Nobody has yet been charged over Olivia’s death – at this rate they’ll be hauling in every known Liverpudlian, from Harry Enfield’s moustaced tracksuited Scoucer to Michael Angelis the Liver Bird’s pet rabbit-obsessed brother Lucian, any surviving Beatle or whoever happens to be currently narrating Thomas The Tank Engine.

    Did you ever visit Bootle? Well, you’re nicked me ol’ darlin’!

    Apart from picking the obvious photo op of our four young Royals: Together for ‘Granny’ (Pronouns: Her/His/Their Majesty’s/Royal Highnesses’ The Sunday Express) our BBC online press review might struggle to find a second string whammy news headline for their traditional brace of preferred items – were it not for our wonderfully diverse media (sarcasm) serving up: Ukraine’s lightening push through Russian lines raises hope of turning point (Times); Russian forces in retreat as Ukraine offensive surges (Observer)

    Given the recent pro-peace demonstrations in various cities across Mitteleuropa and more locally – one senses the Boris parting shot about higher energy bills being a ‘price worth paying’ for the proxy war going down with the British public like a pork pie at a bar mitzvah – Zelensky (other spellings are available although strategies other than Forever War are not) had to give his western backers a lttle something they could play with.

    The Times word association is a bit dodgy: lightening war… Blitzkrieg… Azov Battalion… erm… perhaps the Ukrainians will eventually win Nato and the EU our Lebensraum on the eastern front – but let’s not get carried away, the Russians haven’t yet been pushed back behind the Urals

    We tend to notice the anomolies, like the weekday Observer – we call it the Guardian – bookish, arts-based, only getting really interested and enthused about sport when identity politics come into play – so it is that we remark when the otherwise pacifist-minded Observer suddenly plays the part of the keen armchair general with their unfamiliar feature: Battlefield analysis – surely the proper venue for borrowed insights from our retired colonels from Sidcup is in the Torygraph? But no, it’s the Guardian Media Group-owned Observer metaphorically right there at the front – not only apparently knowing what the good guys are up to, but somehow also apparently simultaneously embedded with the enemy troops: Defeats and setbacks are sapping already poor morale among Putin’s units – and the Observer knows this.

    The BBC is just a tad more cautious: The Ukrainian advances – if held – would be the most significant since Russia withdrew from areas around Kyiv in April.

    It may not be until the close of our 10 days of national mourning that His Majesty’s The Daily Express can print the Ukrainian flag on their masthead oncemore – but if a sceptical observer might think it will be quite some time before the old blue and yellow can be raised in reality over the Crimea once again, then the BBC has some extraordinary banner-waving high hopes here: ‘I want to see the rainbow flag raised in Iran’ … two women known to have been lesbian have been sentenced to death in Iran.

    Even our Victorian patriarchal oppressive laws used to turn a blind eye to that sort of thing. The theory is that it is fairly harmless public health-wise – as opposed to the other thing.


    • Zephir says:

      “BBC: Olivia Pratt-Korbel: Ninth arrest in murder inquiry… Nobody has yet been charged over Olivia’s death”

      They are still trying to find a translator.

      “The Times word association is a bit dodgy: lightening war…”
      “Oh dear me, we were taught this spelling misnomer at school, unless. of course you are subtly referring to the electricity bills we can expect.

      Following the fine example of the football people, as a mark of repect, I have cancelled a number of direct debits, including Scottish power.

      I am expecting my postman to remark how popular I have suddenly become over the next few weeks


  4. theisland says:

    I watched the Accession and Proclamation on Youtube after the event on a combination of Sky and GBN. I agree with Fed that the latter made a pig’s ear of it (apart from the historical observations and corrections from Starkey). What was most disturbing, however, was seeing the make-up of the Privy Council – particularly the front row.
    I would have preferred not to see it.
    The manipulation of us all continues.


    • Scroblene says:

      Ditto, TheIsland.

      Seeing so many faces of failed politicians – mainly labour – who contributed to trashing our country, and all in one room, made me want to puke.


  5. Zephir says:

    noun: privy; plural noun: privies

    1. a toilet located in a small shed outside a house or other building.
    2. Law a person having a part or interest in any action, matter, or thing.

    number ones or number twos, quite a few there open for debate:

    Privy Council members:
    Abbott, Diane, 2017


  6. Guest Who says:

    Sunday. Day of rest.

    Where American leads, the U.K. follows.


  7. Up2snuff says:

    Did I hear right? I’m told by either a BBC R4 trail or the 7 a.m. News that Emily Maitlis is gambling on Gordon to rehabilitate her Browned-Out broadcasting career. Good luck with that, Emily. But I thought it was Laura Kuennsberg who had taken over a the Sunday morning TV slot of Andrew Marr? I wonder what the viewing numbers would be for Maitlis if she does do the show and includes the nation’s favourite ex-PM not?


    • Guest Who says:

      Maybe she’s hoping Gordo is sweating no one finds the solid gold Olympic sized swimming pool in their basement.


  8. Zephir says:

    Are we taking bets yet on when the far left will attack the monarchy ?

    They are not ideal, far from it, but to be replaced with a fascist left monarchy without the grace or dignity who will cancel any who disagree with them, and still behave as if they were monarchy with a right to rule every aspect of your behaviour is the only alternative:

    ” A short history of Justin Trudeau’s scandal-plagued Liberal government

    The scandals started early. They’ve kept going. Some involve gifts; others involve lobbying; still others involve forgotten chalets by the finance minister

    The Aga Khan

    Justin Trudeau first got in trouble with the ethics commissioner in December 2017, when it came out that he’d broken conflict of interest rules by vacationing at the Aga Khan’s private island over Christmas.

    At issue: the Aga Khan’s foundation is registered to lobby the government. Also, Trudeau rode in the Aga Khan’s private helicopter. Also, the Aga Khan Foundation has received tens of millions of dollars from the federal government.

    Costumes in India

    Not an ethics scandal,, but Justin Trudeau found himself a laughing stock after a trip to India in February 2018 where he enthusiastically dressed in various local costume, to the bemusement of Indian officials.

    There’s another side to this story: A photo emerged on the trip of Sophie Grégoire Trudeau with a man named Jaspal Atwal at a reception in Mumbai.

    Atwal was convicted in 1986 of the attempted murder of an Indian politician. This led to numerous questions about how he ended up at that reception.

    Costume, part two

    The hardest blow to Trudeau personally came during the 2019 election campaign, when a handful of photos came out of him dressed in blackface, a racist caricaturing of Black people. There were three photos: a 2001 yearbook photo when he was a teacher, a photo from when he was in high school, and a video of him as a young man.

    “It was something that I didn’t think was racist at the time, but now I recognize it was something racist to do and I am deeply sorry,” Trudeau said.



    • Zephir says:

      Groping allegations

      In 2018, a newspaper piece from 2000 emerged: A reporter alleged that Trudeau, who was 28 at the time, was at the Kokanee Summit in Creston, B.C., raising money for a charity. An editorial in the local paper said Trudeau was accused of “groping” and “inappropriately handling” a female reporter during the event.

      Reached by CBC in 2018, the woman said “The incident referred to in the editorial did occur, as reported. Mr. Trudeau did apologize the next day. I did not pursue the incident at the time and will not be pursuing the incident further. I have had no subsequent contact with Mr. Trudeau, before or after he became Prime Minister.”


      • Zephir says:

        Trudeau apologized: “Over the past weeks, since this news resurfaced, I’ve been reflecting, we’ve all been reflecting, on past behaviours,” he said. “And as I’ve said, I’m confident I didn’t act inappropriately, but I think the essence of this is people can experience interactions differently and part of the lesson we need to learn in this moment of collective awakening … people in many cases, women, experience interactions in professional contexts and other contexts differently than men.”

        David starkey made a remark and then:

        On 30 June 2020, in a podcast interview with Darren Grimes, Starkey spoke about the Black Lives Matter movement. Starkey suggested that people should not “go on about” slavery because it had been abolished in 1833 and that “Slavery was not genocide, otherwise there wouldn’t be so many damn blacks in Africa or in Britain would there? An awful lot of them survived …”[90][91][92] He had made the same point in a column eight days earlier except without the use of the word “damn”.[93] Starkey’s comments were rebuffed by Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who said they were racist and that they serve as “a reminder of the appalling views that still exist”, and they were widely described as racist in the media.[80][91] Historian David Olusoga, praised by Starkey in the same broadcast, described the comments as “truly disgusting. And by the same ridiculous, twisted logic the Holocaust would not be counted as a genocide”.[91]

        As a result, the Mary Rose Trust accepted his resignation from the board of trustees[80][94] and the Historical Association announced on Twitter that it would withdraw the Medlicott Medal it had awarded him 20 years previously.[95] Fitzwilliam College of Cambridge University distanced themselves from his comments and later accepted his resignation as an honorary fellow on 3 July 2020.[96][97] Canterbury Christ Church University, where Starkey had been a visiting professor, removed him from that role in response to his “completely unacceptable” remarks.[98] The magazine History Today also removed him from their editorial board.[99] Lancaster University revoked Starkey’s honorary degree after an investigation found that his comments were “racist and contradictory to the values of the University”.[100] The University of Kent launched a formal review of his honorary graduate status.[101][80] HarperCollins terminated its book deal with Starkey and his previous publisher, Hodder & Stoughton, has also said that they “will not be publishing any further books by him”.[102] Vintage Books announced it would be reviewing the status of books by Starkey in their back catalogue.[103] Also on 3 July 2020, at a meeting of the Royal Historical Society, the society’s council resolved that Starkey should be asked to resign his fellowship with immediate effect.[104] On 6 July 2020, Starkey resigned his fellowship of the Society of Antiquaries of London at the request of its council.[105]

        On 25 September 2020, the Metropolitan Police opened an investigation into the interview over an allegation of a public order offence. In October, Starkey was investigated by the police for “stirring up racial hatred” through the comments he made in the podcast with Darren Grimes. In regard to the allegations, Starkey said that he did not “intend to stir up racial hatred and there was nothing about the circumstances of the broadcast which made it likely to do so” and also that the investigation by the police was “neither proportionate nor in the best interests of preserving proper freedom of expression”.[citation needed]


        • Zephir says:

          And yet this does not, apparently, stir up racial hatred and draw the attention of police:

          “Trevor Sinclair apologises for ‘ill-timed’ tweet about death of Queen amid calls for him to be sacked as football pundit

          He said sorry, lets move on etc etc, but for David Starkey, no such kind thoughts, job lost, previous awards taken away, everything they could do to stigmatise him as a person.

          One person is black the other white, one is highly educated and a master of his subject and the other…


    • G says:


      Strikes me that the Marxists are rising to become a dystopian second tier police force modelled on Hitlers ‘Brown shirts’.


      I see many growing similarities in this synopsis.


      • Zephir says:

        Intolerance is their byword

        back in my guitar playing days I had the fascinating experience of working with, and i am guessing now, a socialist worker, or workers revolutionary or something like that party person.

        His bile was mostly directed towards his fellow socialists who populated different parties.

        He was not the tallest person in the world, and with a big beard did find some income as Gordon the Gnome at childrens parties

        After another Tory election win I do recall reports he was seen at a very rough pub, with his guitar, serenading the locals with an out of tune rendition of Woody Guthrie: “1913 Massacre” .

        Never seen since.


  9. Guest Who says:

    Part of a thread series.

    Caught my eye as the bbc does not just like to be the backbone of ‘the narrative’, but seeks too often to enhance it.


  10. Zephir says:

    Carnegie Mellon CRT professor brazenly declares Queen’s reign ‘VIOLENT’, after sparking fury by wishing monarch painful death – as fellow professor says she wants to dance on late ruler’s grave

    Uju Anya, speaking to NBC News on Thursday, called the Queen’s reign ‘violent’ and called herself a ‘child of colonization’
    Anya, 46, said that her mother was born in Trinidad and her father in Nigeria, eventually meeting in England in 1950s
    She cited the ‘colonization’ and ‘enslavement’ of peoples in both regions where her ancestors came from as reasons for her hatred of the monarchy
    Anya was backed up by Zoé Samudzi, a Zimbabwean American photography professor at the Rhode Island School of Design
    Samudzi said: ‘I would dance on the graves of every member of the royal family if given the opportunity, especially hers’
    Full coverage: Click here to see all our coverage of the Queen’s passing


    • Zephir says:

      Yep she’s right, violence is erupting around the UK, cos we’ve let the commonwealth arrive:

      Four stabbed and several injured as violence erupts following Luton Carnival


      I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

      Please find below information pursuant to your request above.

      For the two dates 25 to 26 August 2019 could you please provide me with a breakdown of crime allegations within the Notting Hill Carnival footprint?

      Please note, these figures are likely to change as further offences are likely to be recorded in the coming weeks.
      Breakdown of offences Monday 26 Aug Sunday 25 Aug Grand total
      Assault on Police 34
      Burglary 2
      Criminal Damag 6
      Drug Offences 209
      Firearms 1
      Off Weapon 34
      Other Crime 10
      Other Offences 2
      Other Theft 63
      Other Violence 22
      Public Order 9
      Robbery 10
      Sex Offences 14
      Special Investigation 3
      Theft Person 13
      Violence with Injury 31
      Grand Total 463


  11. Guest Who says:

    A chipper Baroness Ashton exerting soft power on Bliar there?


  12. Guest Who says:

    BBC in full #tellitoftenenough mode.

    The V/O to the walkabout was cringe.


    • Zephir says:

      Lucky she was not at West Ham ,would have been bananas rather than flowers

      a pretty offensive thing to do in most cases

      but most civilised human beings do not attack their fathers, their families or their husbands families in public in front of the world, and then call them racist whilst bullying their employees to the point of tears and mass resignations.

      bring on the bananas


  13. Tabs says:

    BBC live coverage of the Queen’s coffin making the car journey to Edinburgh. Overall the BBC are making it respectful and sombre but the historian they just had on around 10:35am soon made it about politics.

    He waffled on how “the Queen acknowledged Scotland as great nation but the current government doesn’t”.

    Looks like the BBC are dipping their toes in the water bit by bit. By Wednesday they will have Owen Jones on to hear his views about ending the monarchy and installing a socialist system.


    • Zephir says:

      I can envisage it now , the racist bbc running around to find an Aberdeenshire black

      I have made a complaint about their casual racism but as I know this is a waste of time, have also said if you are so obsessed with black men please resign and give your job up and your gold plated pension to a black rapper


  14. Zephir says:

    The bbc obsession with homophobic, racist, sexist black men and muslims presenting themselves as victims iwhilst promoting a person to “fact check” stinks of North Korea


  15. Zephir says:

    Five Men Sentenced for £550k Cannabis Production, Bradford

    Monday, 5 September, 2022

    Five men have been sentenced for their part in £550,000 cannabis production plant in Bradford.

    On 7 July officers from Bradford Precision Team, Regional Organised Crime Unit and the Home Office’s Criminal and Financial investigations team carried out six warrants at addresses in Barnsley, Leeds, Bradford and Keighley.

    Five addresses were found to have cannabis growing in them, the other had the remains of an old cannabis grow and seven vacuum packed bags of harvested cannabis. £6,400 in cash was seized from one property. Seven men were arrested and charged with drug offences.

    Andrit Toci, 33 of Wayland Avenue, Mario Tafa 22 of Kellett Lane, Revi Shehu 25 of Thurston Gardens all pleaded guilty to the production of cannabis.

    Elvis Abedin 27 of Kellett Lane pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce cannabis.

    Klesti Gorcellari 24 of Sundown Avenue, Isuf Roshi 24 of Sundown Avenue, and Armando Sulce 27 of Tern Street, all denied the charge of conspiracy to produce cannabis and have been on trial since August 15.

    A jury found them guilty of the offences on 30 August.

    Gorcellari was also convicted of possession of identity documents with improper intention.

    On Friday 2 September at Bradford Crown Court Toci and Shehu were sentenced to 12 months each.

    Today (Monday 5 September) Gorcellari was sentenced to seven and a half years, Roshi was sentenced to five years and Sulce sentenced to four years.

    Abedin and Tafa’s sentencing were adjourned to a further date.


    • G says:


      Albanian names. Certainly, Gorcellari. I wonder if the gang came into the UK on the first tranche or the second when they had full approval from the EU. The first tranche was waved through by the current Government to enter the UK well before the second on the basis that Albania was well on its way to becoming a member of the EU. Ah! well, expect more crime shortly as the new arrivals by dinghy become, ‘self’ employed in a similar ‘calling’.

      I can’t wait for it all to kick off. The police aint seen nothing yet…………..


  16. Zephir says:

    Muzies more important than the police in our county


    • micknotmike says:

      I think that in the not-too-distant future, these areas will begin to resemble the Falls Road during the troubles. We will have to get used to seeing armoured land rovers and soldiers firing rubber bullets. I don’t believe that we can pull back from where we are now through dialogue. Military involvement will be the only way to bring an end to what are essentially lawless ghettoes. Why do the police expect respect when they spend their time dancing and painting rainbows on their cars? The time for “multi-faith dialogue” and such bullsh1t has long passed.


    • digg says:

      To me, that footage shows a bunch of puzzled cops trying to deal with the absolutely dangerous mess that has been created by stupid politicians, lefty activist groups and bent legal eagles in this Country.

      There is much, much more of this to come and the Border Agencies, left-wing organisation and Legal sharks are doing their best to promote it as hard as possible.

      God only knows where they are assuming this will end!

      One thing is certain, it will not result, as Coca Cola once childishly put it “We’d like to make the whole World sing in perfect harmony!”

      The influx we are seeing arrive on our shores don’t want harmony, they want power and control.

      When people start parting company with their heads for opposing it maybe the penny will drop?


  17. Zephir says:

    1AM in the morning yet muzzies are all out there

    implication clear: we will tske your pasport and f{@ck you


  18. Zephir says:

    Coming from a dinghy. near you

    respect for our country

    respect for our police force

    see sbove


  19. Mrs Kitty says:

    Just heard a commentator on the live program following the cortège say they were surprised at the amount of people at the side of the road and maybe it was because of the coverage from the BBC that people decided to go and pay their respects. How believably arrogant of them. Earlier the female outside Balmoral declared that the hearse was going to go over the George V bridge who was her father that’ll be the George VI bridge . Later I’ll go outside and scream.


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      Now apparently the Queen and Paddington show was at the Olympics.


    • Zephir says:

      It is not about the Royal family per se, I am pretty sure the Charles one is petulant and self enitled , which he displayed in public in his first chance.

      His mother made an oath and stuck to it. Not many can say that with consistency over 50 years


  20. tomo says:

    Oh My… BBC R4 Sunday 11th September 13:35

    The Q Shamen

    BBC covering Stop the Steal and “Q” – it’s witchcraft!

    Sheesh …..

    Too mad to interview etc…

    Witchcraft! – a new dark fantasy infects America blah, blah blah

    I could turn the air blue….

    It’s more hysterical and deranged than anything the idiot in the horned fur hat came out with – and he had the excuse of years of drug abuse!

    Crazy doesn’t really get close – that’ll teach me to turn the car radio on.


  21. tomo says:

    Tinfoil is too thin for this – I’d scour the kitchen for a pressure cooker to repurpose as headwear.



  22. Zephir says:

    There is the difference laid bare:

    bbc not journalism laying facts before one, ensuring how to think

    Nope, we are the bbc and teach you what to think and we have a teenager fact checker to ensure you do not stray too far from the bbc Inslington world that did not have blacks shitting on your doorstep during the wonderful carnival


  23. Zephir says:

    Argentian diplomacy is not working too well

    but people in Argentina may think differently


  24. Kinell says:

    I have been watching the BBC coverage of the Queen’s cortege to Edinbrugh.
    Until a few minutes ago they were saying hundreds of people have been lining the routes.
    Quite plainly thousands upon thousands have stood on the side of the road.
    Why would they say that.


    • Sluff says:

      Those ‘hundreds’ in some cases must represent about 90% of the rural population.
      I know Aboyne a little and the crowd was massive in their terms.
      And the ‘hundreds’ at Windsor were tens of thousands, so many that the Police put in a full-on barrier- controlled one-way system for those laying flowers.

      Given that there are several centres-Buck House, the route to Edinburgh, the Royal Mile, Windsor, to name but four, I would describe the crowds as absolutely massive.

      But the BBC haven’t.


  25. Zephir says:

    It’s thousands when they choose to count

    unbiased of course

    “Anti-Brexit protesters hold ‘No to Boris’ march, Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of central London in a march against Brexit and Conservative Party leadership hopeful Boris Johnson.”

    “Hundreds of thousands descend on London streets to protest Brexit”


  26. Zephir says:

    “Around 500 protesters chanted ‘let Tommy out’ at police officers outside Leeds Crown Court on Friday.”

    “Aida H Dee performed at Oxfordshire County Library as part of a UK tour designed to inform youngsters about the LGBTQ+ community.

    About 50 protestors outside claimed the show sexualised children.”

    Or we could say with some confidence, Mileniall bbc lying ,ignorant semi educated twats who could not find an o level between them learn how to count when the boss tells them to


  27. digg says:

    Predictably, Nesrine Malik of The Guardian is out of the starting blocks in an effort to rubbish the memory of Elizabeth whilst denigrating British Society at the same time.


    This Wiki quote tells you all you need to know about the delightful Muslim activist Malik..

    “an example of a rising generation of politicized Muslim journalists who “use their identities to shed light on the inequalities in British society. They treat Islam as a political identity as much as a religious one. Being Muslim gives this millennial generation an air not of religious but of political defiance. For them, it is a tool for showing that Britain remains a country dominated by a small group of people.”

    So basically a Muslim infiltrator in the UK, born in Sudan but with no wish to live there and bent on trashing the history of this Country with the full support of her Guardian employers to replace it with a Muslim enforced society?

    A trojan horse in our Country in fact fully supported by a quisling lefty press.

    Sooner or later it will end in outright conflict as people like this try to dismantle our systems and society in an effort to take control, for that is absolutely what she is about.



    • theisland says:

      No doubt she will soon be awarded a ‘British’ passport.
      Someone should check quickly if her visa is valid.


    • Zephir says:

      Yep, fuckm g ,muzzies, they bring so much joy to this green and pleasant land

      especially when they can find a second hand car lot and sell them with no brakes and off to the mosque at the weekend

      Looking for a used car for wife, if it is in Luton NOPE

      If they say Mo or Mohamed NOPE


      • Zephir says:


        • Zephir says:

          In episode 1 you will watch Shergroup’s High Court Enforcement Agents enforce High Court Writs against debtors to recover their clients’ money. You will also see what challenges our High Court Enforcement Agents face dealing with stubborn debtors and how they get them to pay the amount. In this episode, our agents Alex and Sherry are all set to visit a Car Sales company that owed £14,466 to a customer for a faulty car they sold them.

          Alex has made a couple of visits to this car sales company earlier, but he was abused, not heard and shown the exit door.

          The person whom they spoke to first refused that he was the director of the car sales company, then he was adamant that the cars parked outside the house had nothing to do with the address and did not belong to the car sales company. He made repeated failed attempts to delete the evidence that the company had been selling the cars online but Sherry and Alex had the screenshots of the vehicles that belonged to the company. And attempts to establish the owner as another entity were made on non-letterhead paper with no supporting documentation


          • Flotsam says:

            I was, funnily enough, going to raise the issue of this disgusting program. It basically portrayed intimidating bullies extorting money out of people. Debts have to be recovered, fair enough some might say but High Court enforcement was basically a extortion operated by rapacious people, mainly Solicitors. There was supposed to be a scale of fees but in practice charge upon charge were improperly levied, in some cases, debts of £1000 would be inflated multiple times. It wasn’t unknown for a £1k debt to ramp up to £5k. Under the rules of Court, it’s perfectly legal to attempt to charge anything as costs, it’s up to the person potentially liable to dispute them. Disputing them is of course a case in the High Court, a potentially difficult and expensive procedure. People would in most cases agree to be ripped off. Sherforce was actually one of the worst offenders, all perfectly legal of course! The original Act of Parliament brought in by the Bliar Government was extremely badly drafted and had to be revised some years later.

            So you have the BBC hand in hand with the most outrageous playing along with a pretty noxious operation. BBC Programs like “Criminals Caught on Camera” do not show people’s names, faces and locations, a privilege not given to the people being scammed by Sherforce who were exposed to the full glare if publicity.


            • Fedup2 says:

              Flotsam – the coming recession / depression will be a growth industry for these operations – and wonga type ‘loan’ companies …..

              Channel 5 will have a field day ….


    • digg says:

      A bit of reading re slavery for Malik as Sudan gets a big mention….

      Also the last line is enlightening re Muslim attitudes to slavery.


      Zanzibar was once East Africa’s main slave-trading port, during the East African slave trade and under Omani Arabs in the 19th century, as many as 50,000 enslaved people were passing through the city each year.[36]

      Prior to the 16th century, the bulk of enslaved people exported from Africa were shipped from East Africa to the Arabian peninsula. Zanzibar became a leading port in this trade.[37] Arab traders of enslaved people differed from European ones in that they would often conduct raiding expeditions themselves, sometimes penetrating deep into the continent. They also differed in that their market greatly preferred the purchase of enslaved females over male.[38]

      The increased presence of European rivals along the East coast led Arab traders to concentrate on the overland slave caravan routes across the Sahara from the Sahel to North Africa. The German explorer Gustav Nachtigal reported seeing slave caravans departing from Kukawa in Bornu bound for Tripoli and Egypt in 1870. The trade of enslaved people represented the major source of revenue for the state of Bornu as late as 1898. The eastern regions of the Central African Republic have never recovered demographically from the impact of 19th-century raids from the Sudan and still have a population density of less than 1 person/km2.[39] During the 1870s, European initiatives against the trade of enslaved people caused an economic crisis in northern Sudan, precipitating the rise of Mahdist forces. Mahdi’s victory created an Islamic state, one that quickly reinstituted slavery.[40][41]


      • digg says:

        And lesson 2 for Malik of the Guardian…


        In 1807 the United Kingdom made the international trade of enslaved people illegal with the Slave Trade Act. The Royal Navy was deployed to prevent slavers from the United States, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, West Africa and Arabia. The King of Bonny (now in Nigeria) allegedly became dissatisfied of the British intervention in stopping the trade of enslaved people:[59]

        120 years before Queen Elizabeth was born in fact!

        Come on Malik, keep up!


    • Fedup2 says:

      Not gonna end well …


  28. vlad says:

    Why on Earth was Meghan invited to join the royal walkabout with William and Kate? Having topped up her royal connection, she will now milk it for all it’s worth.

    “See? I’m a real royal, just like Diana! That’ll be 1 million dollars for the interview, thanks.”


    • theisland says:


      • Fedup2 says:

        If true looks like the new prince of wales media chap earned it money …


      • vlad says:

        If that’s true, the Markles should still have been left to do their strutting on their own. At least then they wouldn’t have appeared to have royal assent.


  29. Sluff says:

    ‘Shut the f*** up you silly c**’’.

    These were my words as the Queen’s cortège drove on to the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

    Why so?

    Because the BBC presenter, Jane Hill, was totally oblivious to what was going on and carried talking inanely to an interviewee.

    Yet I suspect the BBC producer might have said the same thing because as the cortège drove down the road suddenly she did shut up and The Queen entered the Holyroodhouse forecourt in BBC presenter silence.

    The juxtaposition was as clear as the tasteless lack of professionalism.


  30. Fedup2 says:

    My sympathies – I only had access to GBNews online but gave up yesterday due to HRH alistair Stewart and Starkey never shutting up .
    So instead I have found a live feed on YouTube with no commentary at all . Much more respectful….


  31. Up2snuff says:

    Did I hear right, all over again??? Late to TWotWeee today, noxious Naughtie is in charge. Just switched on the radio to hear that HMG should not have sacked head of Civil Service this week. Really? Noxious Naughtie pointed out that the Civil Service Heads are appointed by the Queen (now King) therefore Liz Truss as Queen’s First Minister should not dismiss a CS official who is directed by the Monarch specifically to serve her Government? Really, James Naughtie? I think you may have that wrong. Your claim to be an expert on the Constitution and matters of State is looking a bit shabby, James.

    If I recall correctly, while the Civil Service take their authority from the Queen (now King), they are meant to be totally apolitical and carry out the wishes of the Minister that directs them as expressly stated in the Queen’s (now King’s) Speech at the State Opening of Parliament.

    In addition, it is not for the Civil Service (in consort with friends in the media) to arrange events that lead to the resignation of a Prime Minister because he heads a Government with a large majority and has brought about a Brexit,of sorts, after playing a significant role on the ‘vote Leave’ Campaign. Having heard only part of that item on TWotWeee, I find myself wondering whether someone in Whitehall has blabbed to Liz Truss or another member of her Party who is close to her? Or could it be that Conservative MPs are not stupid after all, merely over ambitious for top jobs? They have worked out that Boris Johnson’s downfall was an engineered coup by Whitehall with friends in the media, most notably at the BBC.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Monarchs dying is good business for the repulsive naughtie , his agent and production companies – as well as hangers on like the dimbleby Ltd co. £

      I wonder if the new king will continue to use dimbleby£ minor as a conduit for his ‘views’….

      .. the greenies won’t be happy the fuel levy is being ‘suspended ‘…


      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, haven’t been able to find on the BBC web-site any news that Liz Truss has scrapped the Green Levy.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Mary Truss mentioned it in a parliament speech and more importantly Martin Lewis mentions it in his 16 facts list to be found on the twitter ….
          …. The means by which the £100 billion plus tab will be paid is yet to be explained . No new taxes – just bigger socialist ones ….


    • Up2snuff says:


      Sir Tom Scholar, sacked by LIz Truss, was Permanent Secretary at Treasury, not the Cabinet Office.


  32. StewGreen says:

    Saturday’s BBC local news was entirely made up of
    “People talking about the news about the Queen’s death
    #1 At Lincoln Cathedral
    #2 In Parliament ..they began with Labour’s Diana Johnson of course
    but did for once feature 2 Tory MPs aswell
    #3 In schools

    prog ended ..Iplayer suggested I should watch Nadiya Bakes next


  33. Thoughtful says:


    EU now proposing in true socialist fantasy land manner to cap the price of gas imports !

    Basically they are saying if the markets says its £300 a M Therm they won’t pay more than £200 which means no one is going to supply them (bar the terminally deluded UK government) and the gas will run out even faster.

    Stuff you couldn’t make up and no one would seriously believe anyone could that stupid and detached from reality.

    I wonder what would happen if I told my energy company I have a cap on the price of gas & electricity and I am not prepared to pay any more than that.

    Any guesses ?


  34. Fedup2 says:

    Much ‘celebration ‘ over apparent ‘victories ‘ for the Ukrainian army – is this the bit when putin gets a couple of shiny battlefield nuclear weapons fueled up in a Black Sea submarine ?


  35. Guest Who says:

    Springster being flown to the USA again.


  36. StewGreen says:

    Sunday’s BBC local news
    It’s 48 hours since the show mentioned the Scunthorpe Mosque
    So today we had to have a 4 min item about the Scunthorpe Mosque.
    Had 6 people talking about the Queen’s visit there in 2002 ..all male.
    .. Then a bit with a Yorkhire gardener who met the Queen at Chelsea Flower Show
    .. “and now the weather”


  37. StewGreen says:

    Countryfile is from Balmoral .. probably made upof edited old segments
    plinky plonk background music.


  38. Sluff says:

    Am I alone in noticing that in the ‘interests of impartiality’ the BBC is giving periodic voice to anti-Monarchist Scottish independence-supporting republican sentiments during the coverage of our dear late Queen as she journeyed from Balmoral to Edinburgh ?

    Funny how they like to present ‘both sides’ when it suits them.


    • Fedup2 says:

      The BBC does it’s usual thing at times like this – becomes the State Broadcaster – even pretends to be ‘British ‘ but I don’t think even the BBC can hold back on giving air time to dissenters .
      The race industry is largely silenced for the time being – along with the tame Marxists such as ‘Owen jones ‘ and the coloured kidult girl with the ‘tashe….
      But not for long – and the Irish republicans with their frankly ridiculous nationalism may do something apart from the drunken songs – see the dogs of Liverpool FC…


  39. Sluff says:

    BBC webshite
    ‘Hundreds of people …lined…the Royal Mile’.

    We’re they looking at the same thing as the rest of us?
    There were clearly tens of thousands.

    Are they biased or just cretinously useless?


  40. Halifax says:

    Look up the queens herst on the DVLA website. WP 4597 it’s registered as a silver Mercedes. Your supposed to register if you change the colour !!
    Gutted her majesty isn’t being returned by rail so many people would get the opportunity to say goodbye that way.


    • Thoughtful says:

      Not out of pedantry, but because here we have something of a safe space and hopefully posters won’t be too offended at corrections?

      The car / vehicle which carries a coffin is a hearse. Often they are converted by specialist coachbuilders rather than manufactured so it’s possible they couldn’t source a black one.


  41. Eddy Booth says:

    Looks like Putin is taking the gloves off and going for power infrastructure in Ukraine.
    Lots of blackouts there , nothing on bbc about it?


  42. Zephir says:

    Constitution and Royal Family
    Corbyn believes the royal ceremony for the State Opening of Parliament should be abolished, saying in 1998 that: “It’s absolutely ridiculous, this 18th-century performance, the horses and the knights and everybody else turning up for The Queen to read a speech she’s never even read before, let alone written”.

    Gordon Brown Admits To Feeling ‘Embarrassed’ By Queen’s Knowledge Of Current Affairs
    He recalled how the Queen questioned “why have these bankers got it all wrong” in 2008.


  43. Thoughtful says:

    Following the death of the queen you will no longer receive a card on your 100th birthday.
    Instead 16 years olds will receive a dick pic from Prince Andrew !


  44. tomo says:

    Seeing suggestions that foreign dignitaries attending the state funeral will be banned from gadding about in helicopters ….

    – some peeps are going to need diapers?

    If it’s true – it mightn’t be a good sign…


  45. BRISSLES says:

    I did wonder how Anne managed to ‘hang on’ for the 6 hour journey to Edinburgh !


    • Zephir says:

      Goodness knows how many points she has on her license when she got that Scimitar

      “After racking up numerous speeding fines, the Princess Royal was banned from driving for a month in 1990 aged 40. She was also fined £150 after pleading guilty to two speeding offences in a Stow-on-the-Wold Magistrates court in Gloucestershire, according to The Guardian. She claimed she had been “late for an engagement”.

      “L O N D O N, March 13, 2001 — Britain’s Princess Anne — Queen Elizabeth II’s only daughter — pleaded guilty today to breaking the speed limit, even though she thought police were following her as an official escort.

      The 50-year-old princess was caught driving her luxury Bentley at 93 mph in a 70-mph speed zone near her home Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, England, on Aug. 27, 2000. She was fined $570.”


  46. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Scotland did our Queen proud today.