490 Responses to Midweek 21 September 2022

  1. Thoughtful says:

    To help you ease into the Autumn this lovely Autumnal pice by Shostakovich

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    • Foscari says:

      Thoughtful-I am pleased I am not computer literate, I
      expect the last thing many would want to listen to
      are my Bruckner symphonies,after your glorious snippet of
      D-S-C-H.
      I know that this probably isn’t the website to play
      some of his fifth symphony and explain that’s it’s undercover
      references to Stalin , could easily be applied to Putin.

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  2. BRISSLES says:

    Sublime, Thoughtful.

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  3. Eddy Booth says:

    I was looking forward to tonight’s speech by the leader of the free world, Vladimir Putin, but it looks like it’s now happening tomorrow.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Vladimir Putin’s speech – which has been pre-recorded – has been delayed, for some unknown reason
      Putin’s pre-recorded address will be broadcast at 8 am Moscow time.

      According to @ForbesRussia, Putin’s pre-recorded address will be broadcast when the “Far East wakes up”

      Russia is bewildered by unexplained cancellation of highly anticipated Putin’s address tonight.
      Kremlin’s spokesman is out of sight, propaganda channels removed the speech broadcast announcements.
      Rumors about imminent border closures are circulating like in some banana republic

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  4. Guest Who says:

    Lemon, Raisin Brane and Slapper Burley.

    Today was a fair day.

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  5. Thoughtful says:

    Sinister events unfolding in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine as Russia is holding referenda there regarding whether they wish to remain Ukrainian or become a part of Russia once again.

    When (not if) they vote to become a part of Russia, Russia has stated that it will regard any attack on them as an attack upon Russia.

    This would give Putin the constitutional green light to use nuclear weapons, however as Kiev is regarded as a ‘Mother City’ of the Russians it’s highly unlikely he would want to use them, worse still as the prevailing wind blows West to East, any fall out would probably contaminate large areas of Russia including the newly acquired territories.

    Britain of course remains completely undefended and wouldn’t even see any attack coming until it arrived here.

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  6. Guest Who says:

    The BBC version should be interesting.

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    • pugnazious says:

      He was a good boy, loved and respected by all in his community.

      The Telegraph obviously gets it wrong….

      ‘National newspapers published details about the case, saying he was a known drug dealer and violent gangster. According to the Daily Telegraph he was a “major drugs baron who laundered the profits from his drugs empire through his sale of high-performance cars after running an illegal smuggling ring.”’

      The BBC has its own agenda as it whips up anti-Police anger with headlines like this…

      ‘M62 shooting: Armed officer ‘leant out of car and shot Yassar Yaqub”

      They tell us a gun was found in the car but completely fail to mention any of the accusations about his criminal dealings which would help put things in perspective…instead we get…..

      ‘She said: “I always felt lucky to have Yassar in my life, especially as we got older.

      “He had such a kind, loving nature and only wanted the best for people around him.”

      A tribute from the couple’s daughter Jasmine said: “I miss my dad more than anything.

      “His presence made me so happy, I wanted to be around him forever but now all I have are memories and pictures, which I will hold on to forever.”

      His father, Mohammed Yaqub, told the hearing his son was “well respected in the community and never out of employment”.

      He fought back tears as he said: “He was a natural father, he loved (his children) with his whole heart and taught them to be kind to others.”‘

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    • Jeff says:

      Nice to see our old friend, Pounce, once a regular contributor to Biased BBC, is still around and still socking it to the spreaders of misinformation.

      Well said that man…

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  7. Terminal Moraine says:

    Not that I’m looking for this stuff, I only chanced upon this because it was linked to an unrelated story in local news sent to me by a friend: “Colchester nursery slasher Solie Essla is spared prison”

    “Essla shouted : “I’ll kill you” and the Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar” which means: “God is great”, before running across the road towards two women, who were walking with a newborn baby in a pushchair […] Essla was not suffering from psychosis and her risk of reoffending in the way the court had heard about was low.”

    Has echoes of the killing of Emily Jones… almost no details in the media except a few local news sources. No psychiatric plea, a suspended sentence and the court has decided she’s fit to be on the streets again.

    MSM lies and coverups. I see the BBC lead article on the holy violence in Leicester is already pretending the influence of social media is the real threat, just like they did within 10 minutes of the murder of MP David Amess by Ali Harbi Ali.

    https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/21853792.colchester-nursery-slasher-solie-essla-spared-prison/

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  8. Sluff says:

    The BBC are back to their seditious best. They are reporting that ‘only’ 250,000 people filed past the Queen lying in state, less than for her father.

    But as I reported in earlier posts, this was a given from the get- go, given the time spent by individuals in front of the catafalque, and lack of hurry-up by officials.

    It was almost as if the objective was to report massive queues, which of course you accomplish by creating the very same bottleneck created by the officials.

    It’s a slam dunk. But it appears BBC ‘journalists’ don’t have Maths GCSE.

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  9. StewGreen says:

    Local book festival is coming up with a heavy child focus
    sponsored by local council.
    I check the schedule
    fabulous storytelling by a *panto dame* whose stories teach children about being who you want, and loving who you are.
    Expect lots of audience participation”

    Who ? Mama G

    Excuse me, that rather sounds like a drag queen name

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  10. pugnazious says:

    Sangita Myska claimed it was racism that drove remarks that as she wasn’t born in Britain maybe she shouldn’t comment on and try to influence politics here….she is, she says, ‘British’.

    Events in Leicester [and spreading] may give the lie to that as Muslim and Hindu youths battle each other….most probably born here and maybe even their parents were born here…unlike Myska who came as a child. Despite being born here they feel more allegiance to Pakistan or India than to Britain…their identity is their religion and heritage country of origin.

    Today the conflict spread to Birmingham where Muslims surrounded a Hindu temple……but…not a sign on the BBC….if it had been Christians surrounding a Mosque it’d be frontpage news and the usual chanting about racism and the Far-Right.

    But today events in Leicester are not really the BBC’s concern, the religious or ‘racial’ element of the confrontations don’t concern them…what they are concerned about is the evil ‘social media’ that the BBC wants to label the chief protagonist and over-emphasise and sensationalise…..

    ‘Leicester disorder: Second man sentenced cites social media influence’

    Why does the BBC pick up on one small element but ignores the much bigger truths about the causes of this? The BBC is running a campaign to censor, silence and control ‘social media’….in effect to shut down any real ability to discuss and pass on information that hasn’t been first approved by the likes of the BBC…one might think a rather dangerous aim given the BBCs own predilection for lying and shaping the news to suit…as here.

    Can you imagine the BBC ignoring this if it were white people instead of Muslims?

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      It is fair to say these people have no allegiance to Britain whatsoever. Britain is just a place they happen to live, and the British passport is just a travel document.

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  11. pugnazious says:

    Guido notes….

    ‘Classic sneering Guardian editorial this morning

    “Royal rituals are contrived affairs meant to generate popular attachment to a privileged institution and to serve as reminders of a glorious past. Monarchy’s power rests upon a central myth; that traditions and ceremonies have remained unchanged over 1,000 years of family drama. In reality the parades and commemoration services have been invented, and reinvented, to preserve the monarchy’s relevance. However, they are also essentially ephemeral, devoid of anything more powerful than that which is sentimental and evocative. How much Britain will be changed once this moment floats past the country is as yet unknown.”’

    Hmmmm….that attitude is the same one that drives the BBC’s portrayal of Britain….you could rewrite it in BBC talk….this isn’t actually a spoof…it really is the way the BBC thinks and how they present Britain’s past and they hope, future……they actually tell us that there is no such thing as a British identity or unique culture, there’s no such thing as a British or English person, we’re a nation of immigrants…there was no ‘golden age’ of Britain where things were better…..there will be a ‘golden age’….one that’s ‘brown’….they hope…..

    “British traditions, customs and so called character are mere rituals and inventions, contrived affairs meant to generate popular attachment to a privileged and entrenched superiority of the white population and to serve as reminders of a glorious past and identity that never existed. White power rests upon a central myth; that traditions and ceremonies have remained unchanged over 1,000 years of bloody struggle that brought democracy, order and civilisation. In reality the history and cultural myths have been invented, and reinvented, to preserve the power and supremacy of the indigenous Whites. However, they are also essentially ephemeral, devoid of anything more powerful or meaningful than that which is sentimental and evocative. How much Britain will be changed once this moment floats past the country is as yet unknown….but we will do our damnest to make sure White people are erased from history and that the disease of Whiteness that causes so much pain and suffering no longer afflicts the world.’

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  12. BRISSLES says:

    White British are stuck between a rock and a hard place in their own country. We accommodate Pakistanis, Indian migrants and their offspring who hate us, so stick to their own culture with allegiance only to the land of their parents. Despite us inviting them here for a better life, the Blacks hate us, are perpetual victims, so they too stick to their African/West Indian cultures of rap music, drug dealing and stabbings. Both are clearly not happy with their lot here, so should we be responsible for their unhappiness which in the great scheme of things we haven’t really caused ?

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Brissles
      Who is the ‘us’ who invited them here ? I don’t know anyone who invited them . That’s one of the problem – the white people of Britain never asked for more diversity and I’m not sure they asked for their culture to me ‘enriched ‘ by curry houses …. Big price to pay for a curry – having your country wrecked by the third world

      There is a story about a memo between a senior civil servant and the PM – Anthony Eden back in the 50s pointing out that third world immigration could have a serious effect on certain areas of Britain . Eden scrawled ‘they; just have to get used to it then ‘ in the margin – and that is UK immigration policy for the last 70 years ….…

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Fed. the ‘us’ I was referring to was whoever thought it was a good idea to look across the pond to the Windies to fill the severe labour shortages here in the wake of the Second World War. I couldn’t agree more, that the indigenous population is never asked how they feel about migrants coming here. We never are.

        The tired old phrase “we have always been a welcoming society”, well, says who ? As far as I can remember, the Irish were never welcome, blacks kept to their own community, as did the jews, the Italians, Greeks etc, and so its the same with Muslim and Hindus. Now we’ve got all the Eastern European citizens wanting a slice of our pie. All they’ve done is upped sticks from their own lands and dumped their rucksacks and big laundry bags down here. Just like Rob in Cheshire said … no allegiance, but they’ve got the passport.

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      • Wild Bill says:

        Tony Blair continued to invite them to “rub the Right’s noses in it”.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Brissels, I totally agree. The future looks grim. For us ordinary white folks the best thing we could do is to form small self help groups in the local community to prepare for when law and order breaks down completely.
      However, the government, police, the judiciary would oppose this and no doubt convict anyone doing this of being vigilantes. As you we are between a rock and a hard place. But as the scale of social unrest grows perhaps people will just ignore the fools in the liberal establishment and get on with preparing for the inevitable.

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    • StewGreen says:

      OMG @Brissles saying *the Blacks* is racist

      “the Blacks hate us, are perpetual victims”
      I can see where you get that from
      you are accepting the racism that black Labour figures like Lammy push when they make out there is a “we blacks” and “we blacks are all victims”
      Labour and Lammy there are saying they OWN people by virtue of their skin colour
      The reality is despite Lammy plenty of black people have a different and diverse opinions
      eg are integrated, want Calais queue jumpers stopped, are conservative, hold to traditional Christian values etc.

      Yes a large number go in for stabby culture
      but also another large number do NOT

      I also take issue with you accepting the BBC Windrush myth that claims “they were invited to rebuild post war Britain”
      History Debunked explained that few were ever invited, most came as opportunists and later Caribbean governments invited their unemployed to leave and tried to set up schemes with UK employes to accept them.
      Top credit to any Caribbean or African people who did participate in the war effort though

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  13. Fedup2 says:

    Today

    As the war against the blue Labour Party continues the BBC opens a new front . This one is against Mary ‘liz’ Truss . It is a broad front led by low Ability troops under president obiden-bama

    It is though obiden will later viciously read from an autocue while truss watches and answer easy pre scripted questions from selected journalists before retreating.

    The White House will then explain what obiden really meant – which is nothing like what he said when he went off message .

    Meanwhile liz will stand there stony face and be caught looking at her watch because the last place she wants to waste her time in at the useless UN in NY .

    But before the press conference ends truss will get a first question from the BBC – usually obiden ally – Lansdale asking a question about Ireland in order to maximise trouble for the new British PM – or maybe a question about dead coloured criminal or Muslims – something to cause a Britain a bit of international embarrassment .

    Later a propaganda clip of liz being embarrassed will be put on a loop by the BBC.

    By the way – the interest rate in Blighty is being announced tomorrow – the market thinks 0.75% – followed by a super mini budget on Friday …. Stand by for the leaks ….

    Some are worried that the super mini budget will be a bit Conservative and cut taxes and cut money for the ever increasing Almighty One State . I wish …

    We are all One State . We are All. Innit . Together . Innit …?

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  14. Fedup2 says:

    As a chap – I don’t I don’t understand why the BBC has to announce that a non man has been appointed to a job ‘for the first ‘.

    Today it’s the RSC. Who cares ?- if the non man is fit for the role and will do a good job why is it news .?is it some ongoing ‘genda war ‘ fought by the senior non male staff of the BBC ?

    I don’t get it … there was no ‘celebration ‘ of a woman becoming PM – was that because the super rich coloured chap didn’t get the gig ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      Fed news is newsPR
      I suspect that the RSC appointed a woman
      then their PR dept put out a press release saying
      “look at us are we cool, we’ve appointed a woman for the first time !”
      .. then the BBC simply cutNpasted that.

      The way libmob divide the world into men vs women
      and black vs white
      is a kind of sexism/racism.

      The RSC may well have never had a Ginger or Welsh head, but they would never brag if they appointed someone from those groups.

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  15. Guest Who says:

    At least they go there.

    Bet the girls in the cubicle gardens are all a flutter still.

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  16. Guest Who says:

    Exclusive:

    Fair comment.

    Luckily, more exclusive. In the mole…

    ***

    Sala plane crash exclusive

    In 2019, footballer Emiliano Sala chose not to take commercial flight to the UK because he wanted more time to say goodbye to friends and teammates at French club Nantes. A private plane was chartered but that flight never made it to the UK. It crashed in the English Channel and Argentine footballer Sala, who had signed for Cardiff City, died. There has been an investigation and a prosecution, and now the BBC has obtained exclusive footage and audio surrounding the crash. In the audio, pilot David Ibbotson tells a friend the plane was “dodgy” and he is also heard saying “I’ll be wearing my life jacket” on the journey. Mr Ibbotson’s body has never been found. Read more here.

    ***

    Questions not being asked.

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  17. Guest Who says:

    Vile on Twitter.

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    • StewGreen says:

      “8 VICTIMS”
      .. they are only victims if the court found in their favour.
      For the older accusations from 4 BBC north COMPLAINANTS the jury found Belfield NOT gulity.
      The found him guilty for the 4 newer complainants, so they legally count as “victims”

      However I consider there to be millions of people who have a much bigger degree of victimhood
      eg grooming gang victims
      victims of physical beatings etc.

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  18. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – BBC asking hard questions of the NHS – really?

    Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges a GP Principal and Chair of the National Academy for Social Prescribing, was ‘interviewed’ so to speak, ie. was allowed by JustRemainIn Webb to lapse into a coma of a high speed rant of “wicked Torrreeee cuts” and “ten years of austerity” but then seconds later was saying “it’s not about money”. I had to activate the radio off switch, not Dr Stokes-Lampard’s financial life support.

    Grim.

    I hope Justin gave her a really hard time over all the extra money the NHS has received from Government a.k.a. the taxpayer over the past twelve years, especially the guaranteed pay rises for low paid staff like cleaners and hospital porters and student nurses even during a time of sort of ‘austerity’ thanks to Blair & Brown trashing the UK economy. Maybe that is why Dr Stokes-Lampard is so peeved? She hasn’t had a pay rise while the cleaners and porters and nurses have had one.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      She was going on about some things being more important than money or similar -I know they are on about the NHS killing people with cancer through neglect or killing babies because ‘midwife’s ‘ don’t know what they are doing ….

      … my ‘auto glaze ‘ comes on when this stuff comes on . It works quite well most the the time – in fact the words on the radio starts sounding like a tune – particularly when it’s anything to do with the NHS or race .

      The bbc want to make sure all the little third world babies get delivered safely . Allah wills it

      Meanwhile putin is delivering a war speech to the Russian people – we don’t get to hear to much about that .

      One step closer to putting on the tin hat …. .

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, am so glad that you didn’t have punctuation & word ‘-foil’ in your last sentence. 🙂 How’s the hol going? The weather girl, post 6 a.m. News on R4 tried to kid us that the temp was 21°C yesterday. Not where I was it wasn’t, cool’n’the gang in the south-east England.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2
          I thought about including ‘foil ‘ – as I write I’ve turned Today back on and someone from the government is telling our Justin not to talk about nuclear war as it’s not helpful . Even talking about nuclear war our Justin sounds bored . Maybe he is medicated ….
          President putin has mobilised the army – I bagsy using the ‘ lights are going out all over Europe ‘ ‘ – lord gray line –

          Although when he said it in 1914 I don’t think he was talking about increased DDs from EDF or Eon ….

          Thank you for asking about my hol. If Blighty is still there next week I’m due to be back there… someone in my current country has turned the ‘scorching ‘ button down to ‘nice ‘.

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    Not today

    But being a bit of a contrarian – I watched the film ‘spencer ‘ on freeish Amazon thing – I somehow think it won’t be on the bbc Christmas film list this year ….

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  20. Guest Who says:

    BBC not happy.

    Maybe OFCOM could warn why?

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    • digg says:

      And there in a nutshell is the BBC problem.

      Notice they change the emphasis from the actual quote “Challenging to sustain” to “Emissions could rise”

      A sneaky shift of the actual narrative to make it sound more threatening, something they do consistently every day.

      They also as per usual ensure there is a Getty image showing lots of fire and black smoke to underline the message.

      The really insidious thing about this is that they are obviously convinced that their role is to push the narrative in the way the eco-loons at the BBC and their activist SW1 buddies want it rather than go with the truth.

      Its almost cult like.

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  21. Guest Who says:

    Ex bbc anger and protests editor finds a war he likes.

    Love the ‘we’.

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  22. Guest Who says:

    Belief, especially via a Democrat propaganda MSM source, forms a key part of @BBCNorthAmerica output on a ‘degrees of separation’ basis.

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    • digg says:

      Dems caught with their pants down, fully exposing their hypocrisy, as becoming normal now, reach for their buddies in the courts etc. once again to cover their stupidity.

      They must be so very confident of their unholy undercover partnership with the forces of law and order in the US to immediately decide use their buddies to cover their arses.

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  23. AsISeeIt says:

    Not what she would have wanted edition

    There’s a certain air of reversion to form in the press this morning. We’ll get to grips soon enough with the anti-conservative stuff, excuses for the old geezer Biden, the shilling for Zelensky, pro-EU guff, climate change propaganda, media celeb entitlement and goodness knows what else…

    But let’s pause after an extended period of mourning our very last British-born woman to wear a headscarf to note: Iran protests: Women burn headscarves in anti-hijab protests… after the death in custody of a woman detained for breaking hijab laws. (BBC)

    Boris Johnson, global feminist ally?

    Boris Johnson mocks women in burkas who ‘look like bank robbers’ (Sky News August 2018)

    We’ll pass by – in the fast lane – just about the last British media bourn woman to be seen on TV wearing a facemask – Holly Willoughby

    Holly and Phil ‘devastated’ over Queen queue row (Daily Express – reunited this morning – after a period of patriotic mourning – with the people of Ukraine)

    Holly & Phil ‘distraught’ at royal queue jump row (Daily Mirror) – so which is it – devastated or distraught – or both perhaps – one for doing it and one for getting caught?

    The left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper would have us believe it cared very deeply for the health of the nation as so often in recent times it showed itself to be the most coronaphobic of titles.

    Today it has a new health exclusive: Cancer cases increasing among under-50s – the ‘i’ goes on cite just about every possible potential factor about which nanny state government nudge units reckon we should worry – that is all except late diagnosis: Junk food, sugary drinks, sleep deprivation and sedentary lifestyle are blamed

    That’s a worry, whilst the Telegraph warns: One in four ‘will lose access to GP by 2030’

    One has long suspected that our NHS is sadly beyond reform. What I like to call the nationalised health-industrial complex – The expression military–industrial complex describes the relationship between a country’s military and the defense industry that supplies it, seen together as a vested interest which influences public policy. (Thank you Wiki)

    The Tories are terrified of reforming the NHS. Only Labour in power could realistically take on the vested interests – but Labour wouldn’t want to.

    Doctors’ pay demands… The British Medical Association has been accused of acting like a football agent by demanding £250 an hour for consultants working overtime (Times)

    In 1948 Aneurin Beven explained how he achieved his goal of the NHS by stuffing the doctors’ mouths with gold – clearly the celebrated socialist of his time had the nous to understand that a simple socialistic appeal to unremunerated public duty on behalf of the medics was unrealistic.

    Prime Directives

    In the vintage sci-fi TV show we’ve come to know as a grandiose franchise – Star Trek – The Prime Directive (Starfleet Order 1) is a prohibition on interference with other cultures and civilizations Starfleet may encounter in their exploration of the universe.

    Taken to its logical extreme this would of course mean Captain Kirk parking the Starship Enterprise in sedentary Earth orbit for the duration of its five year mission, so as to safely leave alien civilizations to their own devices – But I digress

    The real world Bank of England fluffed its Prime Directive:

    To keep inflation low and stable, the Government sets us an inflation target of 2% (A rare appearance hereabouts for the Bank of England’s online presence)

    Current inflation rate 9.9% Target 2% (B of E) – whoops…

    Bailey rejects criticism of Bank of England’s handling of inflation… insisting that the central bank had not allowed the economy to overheat… Bailey has come under intense criticism over the BoE’s failure to contain the recent surge in UK inflation, which hit 9 per cent in April (FT)

    By failing to tame inflation, the Bank of England is complicit in today’s wave of strike action (Telegraph)

    To have kept to its prime directive the Bank would have had to refuse doing QE so as to enable all that excess government spending – and that would have been like having James Kirk banned from playing with his photon torpedoes and his phasers: Since it was first introduced in 2009, quantitative easing (QE) has moved from an ‘unconventional policy tool’ to a pillar of UK monetary policy… Since March 2020, the Bank of England (BoE) has doubled the size of its QE programme, and by 2021 it owned £875bn of government bonds plus £20bn of corporate bonds – equivalent to around 40 per cent of UK GDP. (Investors’ Chronicle)

    As if the fiasco of the lost Lockdown years – in which the NHS frankly flunked its prime directive – public health – would not be cause for concern enough – warning enough that the entire grandiose structure was a sham in terms of caring for patients and was instead a self-perpetuating self-interested institution…

    Then surely this little story should tell us all we need to know: The Queen’s funeral has led to the cancellations of thousands of hospital appointments… Several NHS trusts, including Bedfordshire hospitals and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, and the Aneurin Bevan health board in Gwent were among the first to confirm the cancellation of planned appointments on Monday. (Guardian)

    Never mind the NHS currently boasts a largely self-created massive waiting list, roughly twenty-six times the length of the estimated 250,000 who went through the parliamentary building to see the queen’s coffin. Imagine that! Many of those poor souls may well be seeing their own coffins before they get to see a doctor free at the point of access.

    We ought to know by now that when there’s a big health crisis the NHS response is to put up a big closed for business sign.

    When a person turns to the NHS for help, their needs are met by people with the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours to provide high-quality care (NHS Health Education England Framework)

    I was supposed to find out how long I have left to live – The Queen’s funeral has cancelled my cancer appointment (freebie Metro)

    Just as Mr AsISeeIt observes the necessity of correcting many of those media headlines which blamed the Pandemic for this or that bad outcome – to properly read Lockdown caused this or that bad outcome – so he steps in here to correct the giveaway Metro: I was supposed to find out how long I have left to live – The NHS has cancelled my cancer appointment

    It’s not what HM The Queen would have wanted.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit
      It would be very helpful if you didn’t criticise the very excellent state health service . Ok – so a few thousand lives might have been changed / ended prematurely because of the day of the Queens ‘ funeral – but surely it was worth it for the ‘spectacle ‘?and the TV figures .

      Anyway those victims – sorry – patients – will get news appointments this time in 2023 – unless there’s a war or rail strike of course .

      And be sure that they hardworking underpaid medics will put the boat out to make sure their victims – sorry – patients – get the treatment they deserve . … actually – who cares – the medics get paid anyway and if the punters die at home they don’t show badly on the NHS stats ….

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      • AsISeeIt says:

        Be fair, our NHS only got one of my two barrels this morning – our white stale and pale national bankers got the second.

        Before I realised the NHS had cancelled planned appointments for the Queen’s funeral I had naively assumed the obvious lack of ethic diversity in the crowds was because they were all busy at work in the NHS. Now I realise they must have all been at home watching it on the telly.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Asiseeit – I’m excited by the prospect of increased bankers bonuses ( not rhyming slang ) having just read about the origins of the last crash of the economy. It is excellent that financial types create fraudulent markets to crash economies again – and get suitably remunerated for it …

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  24. Guest Who says:

    Ordinarily, WaPo is a bbc unimpeachable source, but it is likely every BBC is phoning around BLM, Lammy, Dr. Shola to get in asap.

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  25. Guest Who says:

    BBC EdGuds mangle Ingrit to a dire degree.

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  26. Guest Who says:

    Indeed.

    Time for Justo and the #28Gate team to mount a full counter offensive using public funds to tell the public how things should be. Or just rig it. Or blunder on and ignore.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      68 thousand votes -59% want ‘free’ meaning not give a green crap damn – you have 2 hours to vote at @0900 Wednesday morning – vote early – vote often – says sleepy joe ..

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    • digg says:

      Martin Lewis is supposed to be a clever business chappie and yet he can’t see that this is almost certainly just another way for Global next day megalithic corporations to reduce their overheads and garner a bit more profit from gullible eco-panicked buyers?

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Not so sure – I don’t believe in green crap and rebel when I can …

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      • StewGreen says:

        I reply to that point Lewis wrote
        “this poll is very interesting to see a decent chunk of people would pay more”

        So ignores the fact the glass is 60% full
        and says “OMG the glass is 40% empty, we must take action ”

        The context is Lewis is married to a pretty TV weather girl, who is in the green cult.
        So that explains why even when The Islington Socialist parties introduce ridiculous green energy mandates, which have made each household 20% poorer this decade, Lewis has FAILED to challenge them.

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  27. Fedup2 says:

    Just generally – a lot of those ‘in the know ‘ think rates will go up by 0.75% on `Thursday – but on Friday the Super Budget takes place … I guess the Treasury will be doing the math overnight Thursday / Friday ….

    … the cost of all that State borrowing is going up and up …

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  28. Guest Who says:

    BBC takes folks’ money, but also blocks them if not on bbc message.

    Wicked skills.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Paypal is a utility, so should be a universal service for all,
      not bullying by shunning people whose politics it doesn’t like.

      FdJLllTWIAIwwEl?format=jpg&name=small

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    • digg says:

      PayPal like many other Global Tech conglomerates have an overwhelmingly younger, uni educated and hence indoctrinated workforce. So decisions like this are no longer made on business principles but a need to bow to their own workforce to avoid internal conflict.

      Sustainable in the short term but in fact it will eventually end up with the disintegration of such companies as more agile competitors spring up to fill the void they are building for themselves.

      We are already seeing this with Disney, Netflix and Twitter etc.

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  29. G says:

    I have to admit that, this morning, the likes of Lammy and Abbott as two thicko MP’s have gone up in my esteem. Their quality and ability to assess a situation and report accurately is outstanding compared with their equivaled in the Russian Duma…….

    Our “Worlds Most Trusted Broadcaster” interviews a sort of, “MP” of the Russian Duma with regard to Putins declared intentions. Apart from Putin himself who continually displays deranged behaviour this Russian “MP” was equally deranged. It must be something in the Russian air. We heard a bellicose rant which included the, West having physically invaded Ukraine at the outset; Ukraine full of Western people and other nonsense (aka ‘Bullsh*t).

    It was a difficult interview for the BBC when you consider that the BBC is far from averse to, itself, deranged reporting, at the very least by omission.

    The crux of Russia’s current intentions (and as the ‘Thugs of the World’), Russia is really saying to the West,
    ‘If we want to invade and take over any country, stand back and let us get on with it”. Unfortunately for the Russians, a country is fighting back and indeed giving the Russians ‘a bloody nose’. The body count is irrelevant.

    If NATO/The West adopted the, ‘sit back and watch’ approach and let Putin get on with it, it is obvious that the West would live under threat of the tap on the door by the Russian GRU anytime of the day. Sorry, just replace ‘tap’ with kick the door in’ in true Russian fashion.

    More difficult times ahead. And things getting a whole lot worse.

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  30. pugnazious says:

    Today does a long piece on events in Leicester….er…well, no not really.

    Today actually does a long piece on the real cause of events in Leicester, and Birmingham….social media….it must be controlled.

    Not a hint of what is happening there, not a hint of the reasons behind it and barely a mention of who is involved….Hindu got a mention but no mention of Muslim.

    How can a serious news organisation ignore, or try to downplay or silence news like this?

    Possibly because of its far more serious ramifications that bring into question all sorts of BBC and lefty shibboleths that the BBC prefers to peddle about immigration, race, religion and multiculturalism.

    Do you see the BBC raise any concern about Black grifters and race baiters spreading lies about the likes of Chris Kaba as they try to inflame passions and start race riots? NO…in fact the BBC is there at the forefront helping to push those lies….the BBC will happily allow on people who claim the racist police are executing Blacks, that they are assassins and that it is not safe for Blacks to walk the streets. Extraordinarily dangerous and inflammatory statements that have explosive consequences as the Black community becomes ever more divided, alienated and separated from the main with a ‘BBC’ narrative that Blacks are oppressed by a racist ‘Britain’…Whites.

    And as for social media……hardly the cause…..gossip and rumours, and indeed facts, will spread regardless…..will the BBC be advocating shutting pubs and clubs or the telephone system or people gossiping on street corners? Even in 19th century Afghanistan ‘news’ would cross the country in a blink of an eye and a religious war kick off in no time based upon rumours and gossip.

    This is all part of the BBC’s own campaign to shut down social media as much as possible so that the BBC and friends are the only purveyors of news and information…information being power….and of course the ability to dictate what is true and what is not, what is acceptable thinking and what is not.

    The BBC’s constant attacks on social media is extremely sinister and very 1984.

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    • tomo says:

      “Social Media” being the only public space for the dissemination of evidenced challenges to the usual procession of faked -up narratives presented in the MSM – esp. the BBC.

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  31. vlad says:

    Once again, Nigel tells it like it is concerning Leicester and immigration; and like you’ll never, ever hear on the lying, biased BBC.

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  32. pugnazious says:

    Like a deer in the headlights….just doesn’t like what he is hearing…can’t believe it…the truth!….

    Fact is Lemon would be living in an African shit-hole if his ancestors hadn’t invested in a rather unique form of emigration….instead he’s an extremely successful and rich person in a cushy job getting to talk sh*te on the telly for a living.

    Africans were bought and paid for by Europeans…they were bought as ‘labour’….they were essentially horses and mules and machines. Do we pay reparations to horses, mules and machines? They were fed, housed, clothed by Whites. They then were freed by Whites, hundreds of thousands dying fighting for their freedom….reparations have been paid in blood.

    And of course Blacks then reaped the benefits of Western society and lived lives that they could never have dreamed of if they’d remained in the shitholes….from which they would now be fleeing and trying to get to the West…lol.

    So if they want reparations let’s take all those benefits off them, send them back to Africa and give them some cash to start them off….back to their roots.

    And let’s not forget the trillions of dollars that have been given to Africa by Western nations in aid, food and medicine…it is awash with Western cash.

    White people even travelled there in droves and tried to help develop the countries bringing law and order, civil infrastructure, techology, work and money….but all that was rejected and savagely turned away….those aid workers now denounced as imperialists and colonisers.

    Africa, which should be a bread basket, became a basket case.

    Yep….if they want reparations it’s the African Kngdoms that sold them that should pay. The West, if anything, rescued them.

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  33. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – how convenient! Guess what is not mentioned?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62568027 Funny, I thought. I thought funny. No mention of the BBC’s TV Licence Fee. Currently at £159 or something like that, an inflation linked increase is likely to take that figure to £175 or more. Be aware when you are doing your household budget. If you are struggling with ‘the-cost-of-living-crisis’ think about cancelling your TV Licence and put the TV in the loft.

    Just think of the electricity you will save. 🙂

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  34. Guest Who says:

    There are several blatant, activist Labour fronts out there.

    Just got this.

    Our campaign to wipe out the Tory majority at the next election – Win As One – is getting ready to go – but we now need your help to raise £10,000 to fund the launch to the wider public next month.

    Will you help us?

    Donate now to help us launch Win As One

    Thanks to the generosity of many Compass members and supporters, we’ve already been able to build the Win As One campaign – a movement to rid the country of the Tories at the next election, get a progressive majority in Parliament and change politics for good.

    We now urgently need your help to fund the launch of the campaign – which will include a landmark report and polling on the case and support for change, an interactive web platform to mobilise volunteers and a game-changing launch film.

    To be copy and pasted by BBC droids as ‘people are saying’. Especially the ‘poll’.

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  35. Fedup2 says:

    Depending on how things go NATO must be delighted that putin is calling up 300 000 . How many will turn up ? How long will it take to get the up and running / dying .

    I know traditionally Russia has a tendency to throw lives away but can putin get that now ?

    Duck and cover

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  36. Tabs says:

    Cost of living: Students struggling with impact of soaring prices
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62972580

    Guess the “student” Getty Image photo. Will it be male or female? Will they be white or black?

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  37. tomo says:

    Will the BBC cover this Afwic-ka story?

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  38. NISA says:

    Surprised to read that Jeremy Vine is a long time married man. for some time he has struck me as being rather neurotic.

    “Broadcaster Jeremy Vine has hit out at social media firms as he said his stalker had put out a video promising to be back.

    Alex Belfield was sentenced to five and a half years last week, after being found guilty of stalking four people.

    He posted videos and messages online about his victims and encouraged his followers to target them.

    Vine told BBC Two’s Newsnight social media firms “don’t care” about hosting such material, leaving him “broken”.”

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    • tomo says:

      You’d think that since Belfield has been found guilty – one might see a listing of his *proven* dirty deeds.

      As far as I can see (which granted isn’t much further on occasion than the end of my nose) – it’s tumbleweed. Apart from Jezza Vile crowing …

      I’m a tad confused as I looked at Simon Webb’s take and still thought “not much beyond opinion here”

      Anybody?

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      • Kaiser says:

        he wasnt found guilty of stalking vine

        “vine was terrified and in fear for his life”

        yet still cycled to work … balls of steel

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      • digg says:

        I wonder if Vile et. al. know deep-down how unfounded and completely overblown the accusations were that put Bellfield behind bars for 5 years. (Many “terrorists” get less than this).

        I cannot comprehend how anyone could live with that on their conscience. Utterly contemptible and revealing of the character of the man and the others involved in what could be described as an institutional lynching party.

        The big question is how much support did the accusers get to bolster the legal experts they used from the shadowy forces behind the court action and for what reasons?

        Nothing about this case or it’s malevolent, vicious and totally unreasonable outcome seems completely feasible.

        I would think Bellfield would have a strong case to appeal to the Supreme Court and hope he has support from some heavy weight legals to do so.

        If it comes to pass that a superior court should find the case problematic, Bellfield would be in a strong position to claim massive damages from all involved including the judiciary.

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  39. Fedup2 says:

    Very little exposure to vine but he sounds like the sort of character who doesn’t do ‘deep down ‘ – but he does do tax avoidance – eg using his daughter as a company director ….

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    • Guest Who says:

      He sounds like the sort of character VD would rally round.

      #CCBGB

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      • Fedup2 says:

        The problem is – if someone lands up with 5 years inside for a non Physical violence crime – then what about the use of actual violence ?
        Deterrence is distorted – I’m not explaining it well – but it reminds me of the killer who doesn’t find the second murder as difficult as the first ….
        I suppose the appeal court will drop them to concurrent rather than x4 consecutives …

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      • tomo says:

        who doesn’t hesitate to use his own platform to dispense his own thoughts on individuals/organisations that offend him

        They’re often not even original thoughts but something obviously run up by his production team (his occasionally flubbed delivery being the tell) – to get people annoyed and quite deliberately set up spats where he can be ringmaster.

        The bloke is out of the same stable as James Whale and other toxic clown ringmaster microphone jockeys.

        The irritation tactic works I suppose – I can’t bill him for the destruction of a workshop radio…

        A thoroughgoing Oxygen larcenist who’s ridden the BBC’s audience reach to a fat salary and pension.

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  40. vlad says:

    Thoughts on the Leicester riots:

    – How quickly the BBC disappeared the story, relegating it to Regions on their webshite!

    – It’s all the fault of ‘social media’ apparently. This serves the BBC agenda in 2 ways. A) it deflects attention from the real culprits (third world immigrants, particularly muslims) and B) it strengthens the calls for ever more policing of social media.

    – The BBC’s coverage was an exercise in obfuscation, NOT clarification.

    – While both sides may bear some blame, Hindus are usually very law-abiding and assimilate well in their host culture, while muslims are the opposite. (See every single country in the world with a muslim population.)

    The Religion Of Peace website on muslim assimilation: https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/articles/opinion-polls.aspx#assimilation

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  41. andyjsnape says:

    War in Ukraine: Fact-checking Russian claims that Nato troops are fighting in Ukraine

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/62974506

    ….. its a bBC fact-checker, so must be true!

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Be nice if the BBC fact checked whose shelling the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which unfortunately seems to be happening again.
      Instead of pretending to be even handed in apportioning the blame.

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      • JohnC says:

        Their standard trick is to report whatever the Ukraine government say as fact then at the bottom put ‘The BBC was unable to verify the claims’.

        Basically the USA are giving them precision rockets then analysing all the satellite data to tell them exactly where and when to fire them. They almost certainly also have some personel on the ground who are experts in the use of the weapons.

        If I was Russia, I would consider that to be an act of war. Luckily for us it seems Russia is not up to taking on the West in a conventional war. But we are giving them lots of lessons on how to do it.

        My big concern here is that Biden and his nasty bunch of Obama cronies plan to ruin Russia as a world power so will just keep the war going and going until something breaks – and they are gambling on Putin being removed before the nukes start being fired.

        The trouble is – as they have always done in their arrogance – they are completely misjudging how much support Putin and Russia have from everyone else outside the West. They all hated the USA (and us) long before this started.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          JohnC
          I’m not so sure you read of Obama is correct . Since at its basist the primary drive of America is business and markets they’d happily go along with the existence of Russia and China as long as the US is not directly threatened and they can continue to make money . Europe is the buffer state for the Eastern seaboard and as we saw in WW2 – not that important to them as long as they are comfortable behind the Atlantic .

          Obviously a major mindset failure akin to pearl harbour and9/11

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          • JohnC says:

            You may be right – but I think the USA military consider conflict with China to be inevitable and if they are allied with a strong Russia, we might well lose. This is their one and only chance to pull Russia down. I think that’s the reason that nobody at all is doing anything to try and end it : the EU are fully on-board for the same reason.

            China are coming along in leaps and bounds since we gave them all the know-how to manufacture our technology.

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            • tomo says:

              … and they bought a slew of our prostitute politicians

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            • Fedup2 says:

              JohnC
              China is the bigger danger because of the sheer size of the population – but as it gets richer it has more to lose. As long as those in power are not challenged I reckon they’ll plod along .

              Taiwan is one of those unifying ‘hate ‘ things which serves a purpose for the bosses . Although ther biggest danger is the war mongers looking to prove themselves ( see Japan v the US 194 – which even at the time the sanest ones knew they only had a year before the US would be pumping out soldiers and weapons )..…

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      • tomo says:

        I’ve heard that Zaporizhzhia was being shelled and checked with the Duran and elsewhere… – the BBC drones quite simply appear not to care about veracity – their version often doesn’t even reference Kiev’s version and on occasion contradicts it and then Kiev has been known to adjust towards the BBC narrative – which is why I do not believe near everything that the BBC emits on the topic.

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  42. pugnazious says:

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  43. Guest Who says:

    BBC Radio 4

    “It might finally be possible to get in the party mood without the risk of a hangover.”

    ***
    About the astounding popularity of alcohol free drinks when celebrating Tony Blair’s win.

    The image is as expected. A bbc blonde female of gammon, and… guess.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I remember that the Russians invented an anti drunk pill which took the effects of booze instantly away – but it was banned because the liver never got the memo ‘.. I was I in a pub drunk again having one of those conversationssssszzz

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  44. micknotmike says:

    I’m not sure if I imagined it, but I’m sure I read that Joe Biden was far too busy to have a meeting with Liz Truss, and that they would chat at the UN conference. This was followed by Liz truss stating that as far as UK-US trade agreements go, Joe could go swivel. Why is there no mention of this kind-of-important development on the bbc?

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Obama said we’d be back of the queue for a trade deal.
      Trump was ready to negotiate one, but we were still in the EU and thus not “allowed” to ..
      Now we’re back at the back again.
      We should do deals with Russia and other nationalist nations, they’re the future anyway, and leave these creepy globalist New World Order type countries well alone.

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      • Kaiser says:

        trump was gagging to give us a trade deal
        the torys were anti-trump and never tried
        the torys were pro joe xiden
        the plastic paddy brandon was never going to do a trade deal with the UK

        we can only surmise the torys never wanted a US trade deal

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  45. s.trubble says:

    Eddy — if that old crackpot Biden had some of us on his team the statement would be

    Britain in 14 th place for trade deal!

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  46. brexiteerkent says:

    In the car and happened to try radio 4. Something about gentrification and how terrible it was that black people were being “forced out” of ‘ black areas’ because of ”gentrification’.

    Maybe I missed episode one about white people being forced out of ‘white areas’ of cities their families have lived in for thousands of years by incoming migrants ? .. As if ..

    Off switch was soon pressed so am afraid I can’t report on more of the production.

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  47. Fedup2 says:

    Lucky that the BBC has a pending nuclear war to take attention from the Hindu v Muslim confrontations isn’t it ?

    I’m thinking of putting a bet on with Paddy P© As to where the nuclear conflagration starts – it seems

    Ukraine ( favourite )
    Taiwan
    Korea
    Iran

    I’m slightly concerned that I might not collect my winnings .

    Listening slightly to sleepy joe reading the autocue at the UN – he says putin has threatened Europe . Well I heard different – I heard he threatened NATO – was this a slip of the autocue – me – or is he splitting america off the threat list and leaving us ( Europe ) to it .

    On PM the agenda is fixed by ‘Evan ‘ being in Stoke . Which on a day when the end of the world is threatened is as interesting as a Meghan marked blog . Big failure to inform BBC …
    Can we have some advice about surviving a nuclear attack ? Fill up the bath with water ? Panic buy toilet rolls ? Need to know ..

    By the way – I don’t know if anyone on this site is old ( mature ) enough to remember the Cuban Missile Crisis -but my read of the current one is far closer to the trigger than that one . However I do not believe all Russians are as fruit hoopy as putin and when it comes to the actual firing someone with a bit more belief in God will say ‘just hang a minute ‘… or find that the launch buttons don’t work to well as they have ‘ made in Ukraine ‘ on them …

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  48. StewGreen says:

    PJW has put out a video :People arrested for holding Russian flags
    I suspect there is more context but can’t find any.
    It’s about Essex Police withdrawing charges against 6 people finally on July 28th
    After holding them in March for 23 hours in Colchester
    It’s said that 3 of them held international bunting, and one of the flags was Russian, so the police considered that disturbing to some people and therefore a public order offence.

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  49. tomo says:

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