490 Responses to Midweek 21 September 2022

  1. JohnC says:

    I was just reading the news on my android pad with google newsstand and had quite an unpleasant surprise.

    Previously I could hide news from specific sources and over time, the BBC, The Guardian and all the other far-Left rags were removed.

    Now I see my feed is absolutely chock full of them all again. Mostly BBC and Guardian but the Independent, Sky and FT are all there in numbers as well. There’s one or two from The DT – but no right-wing newspapers at all (I wouldn’t call the DT right-wing now).

    And get this : they have removed the option to hide them. They are forcing me to read the news thay want me to read.

    The more I think about it, the more sinister it is because they have actively chosen to change it.


  2. Richard Pinder says:

    BBC Censorship:

    BBC Boasts it Got Vaccine Injured Support Group With 250,000 Members Removed From Facebook: https://dailysceptic.org/2022/09/16/bbc-boasts-it-got-vaccine-injured-support-group-with-250000-members-removed-from-facebook/

    The BBC are protecting Big Pharma. If the victims are British, they are probably paying the BBC licensing fee and not only are they getting nothing for their money, they’re paying the salary of a BBC smug know-nothing, Zoe Kleinman, to silence them. Does the BBC erstwhile “commissar of permitted language” realise she has just created at least 250,000 more protesters to end the license fee?

    Australians experience BBC Censorship: https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/vaccine-injury-groups-reduced-to-talking-in-carrots-bbc-dobs-them-in-for-wrongspeak-so-facebook-can-shut-them-down/#comments

    Pfizer is funding fullfact.org. Will Moy, Chief Executive of Full Fact, spoke directly to the participants of a BBC’s vaccine propaganda show, presented by Hannah Fry: https://www.normanfenton.com/post/a-critique-of-the-bbc2-documentary-unvaccinated
    Norman Fenton is Professor of Risk Information Management at Queen Mary University of London

    The BBC’s Trusted News Initiative (TNI). A Global version of the BBC’s “Ministry of Truth”. The BBC’s shadowy global censorship & propaganda network with a mandate to identify non-authorised news stories for suppression, and to show a BBC approved version of events. A global media-wide Early Warning System lead by the BBC and including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft & Reuters, etc. The TNI rapidly alerts members to dangerous misinformation & disinformation.

    This is because everything you read, see and hear on the BBC is “Trustworthy & True” and authorised by the Trusted News Initiative.

    This is how the BBC’s “Ministry of Truth” censors Dr. Tess Lawrie, Ivermectin and Vaccine deaths, etc: https://www.thelibertybeacon.com/covid-19-the-shadowy-trusted-news-initiative

    The BBC cancels people in so many ways.


  3. tomo says:

    Zinging a sultana …

    Straight out of the David Lammy “there’s no police” school eh?


  4. Fedup2 says:

    The learned kelvin mckenzie states on the twitter that GBNews Dan Wooten is now regularly clearing 100 000 viewers whilst the Murdock Vanessa feltz ( big name) is clearing 3900 – 3900 …
    But Steyn ain’t back til next Monday …


    • BRISSLES says:

      There are certain people I wonder how the hell they’ve managed to get a job / stay in a job / and have been part of the media fabric for decades. Fatty Feltz is one, Richard Madeley is another, Naga Munchetta is another. Soon to be bringing up the rear will be Nadya Hussein and Jay Blades – who will be shunted from programme to programme so they stay in the limelight.


  5. Eddy Booth says:

    “Aiden Aslin, who was sentenced to death after being captured by Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine is among those who have been released in a prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia.”

    Here we go.. will he revert to being pro Ukrainian, after seeing ‘the light’ and saying they’re the baddies for the last six months , even willingly learning and singing the Russian national anthem 😃


  6. Thoughtful says:

    I have to own up to a sense of guilt over the Holly Willoughby Philip Schofield queue jumping affair.

    I’d written a piece in response to a fairly bland puff piece, except it was much more nuanced covered the hypocrisy of people calling so often for equality then not feeling that equality applied to them.

    Equality for thee, but not for me springs to mind, however it seems to have been taken up and blown out of all proportion losing the issue of hypocrisy and leaving just the queue jumping as an issue.

    Not a surprise though, no one likes a queue jumper, nor someone who thinks they are more important than everyone else.


  7. BRISSLES says:

    I think the ultimate ‘one upmanship’ where the plebs are looked down upon, is the roped off VIP area. I’m past the age of clubbing or fine dining, but back in the day I remember seeing ‘minders’ doing the big unclip of the rope to let the hallowed few through, and I would get thoroughly pissed off !


  8. tomo says:

    Scott Adam’s Dilbert comic strip dropped by 70+ US newspapers – ostensibly it seems because he launched a character who’s black but identifies as white.

    Suicide rates among satirists must be spiking


    • Flotsam says:

      There’s been much discussion of the demise of stand up comedy. Apparently comedians are giving up because they’re afraid that they might offend someone. People appear to be on the look out for anything that might them cause to be offended.
      It’s a symptom of the era of wokism, racism and religious sensitivity.
      Satire is under threat as well. “Have I Got News for You” has turned into a left wing, Remoanerist, Metropolitan, London based smugfest with full audience participation.


      • BRISSLES says:

        Well I wish the ‘comedians’ on GB News would be reported under the Trades Description Act. Thankfully they’ve been off air during the mourning period. There is one lanky female who cackles at anything that anyone says, and don’t get me started on that Leo bloke. They all like the sound of their own voice.


  9. tomo says:



    • Ian Rushlow says:

      If this individual is suffering from severe mental issues, they deserve sympathy and treatment. If they are behaving this way out of choice, a couple of months in a Russian male prison may give them new inspiration for their next TikTok video.


      • Loobyloo says:

        And not inviting to Women’s summits. I am beginning to come around to the idea that this is an assault on the hard won rights of women – an easy target for men who crave attention and can’t get it from their own areas.


  10. digg says:

    Owing to the makeup of their weird staff, the MSM including the BBC are on a mission to persuade society that the future of mankind, and I use that term literally in its original sense that the majority of people are aligned with views that in fact do not represent mainstream society in any way whatsoever.

    They are doing this to establish a privileged position in society for their selected groups.

    So, the new hero’s are lesbians, gays, women who want to decide freely to kill their unborn children in order to have unfettered sex lives, people who want to pretend they are opposite from the sex they were born, etc. etc. etc.

    In fact greedy self obsessed individuals and possibly some mentally damaged people who want a free pass to be deviant without criticism.

    Society has always made space for those different people who choose an unusual path but not until recently have it been obliged to regard this as the norm at the risk of prosecution etc.

    If this is in any way the way a healthy society should be I for one am disgusted and convinced that this will eventually end up in total chaos.


    • digg says:

      A huge step would be for government to ban all school education on dodgy gender subjects, except for warnings on birth control and sexual disease transmission etc this is all that our “teachers” should be allowed to include in their indoctrination programs.

      Anyone with an ounce of common sense would agree that this is a fair way to educate our young. As it stands anyone with unusual inclinations are able to steer gullible youngsters into their shady world and ideology.


      • digg says:

        Following on from this I have thoughts on the rising incidence of vicious attacks taking place. Be it knifing or gunshots etc.

        The biggest deterrent is retribution. e.g. lengthy incarceration for the perpetrators.

        5 years for carrying a knife.

        10 years for carrying a gun,

        20 years at least for any gun or knife crime leading to significant injury or death ought to be the norm without any judge override as our judges cannot always be trusted to act in the public interest.

        If these animals don’t want to act in any sort of civilised way and if found gulty they should lose their personal rights and be automatically removed from society with no appeal rights.


        • G says:

          Would you stick to that policy when simply leaving your home or visiting a shopping centre resulted in the likelihood of being assaulted or killed? That’s the scenario we are headed for shortly.


  11. Thoughtful says:

    Sorry this is so long, but for once it is almost exclusively about the UK and how Europe and the EU affects us.

    Another piece about the war in Ukraine, and I have to say he sees the ulterior motives, but I am constantly astonished with the number of people who see a war in Ukraine and nothing more.

    There is a whole strategy conceived by intelligent and dangerous people !


    • Up2snuff says:

      Thoughtful, he’s talking about the USA, not Europe and the EU. I must also point out that politicians (esp. in the UK) tend to be obsessed by GDP but GDP is a desperately vague measure of an economy and economic progress. Think Blair and Brown, especially 1997-2003/4/5.

      Basically, we have learned nothing from 1997 to 2007. We will be going through the same thing as 2007-2009. Have a friend who is an ACA but regularly hypes up a start-up to me where the CEO is proud that his company is not making a profit! The CEO sees it as something virtuous!! Unbelievable.

      Alasdair Macleod doesn’t start talking about UK/Europe/EU until about 20 minutes into the film and then only briefly. More about wider BRICS rather than specifically UK or Europe/EU. Not sure I agree about gold either. You have to have money to buy gold but then if you try to buy something with it you will most likely have to cash it in, in the bullion market. Most sellers will not assay it.Therefore it is an investment vehicle, it is not money. After all, Alasdair Macleod is a bullion dealer and wants to sell you gold, he makes money out of the transaction and also when you want to turn it back to cash!

      Macleod is a bit out of date. £:$ is 1.12 today. This whole video way out of date, before 4 September as he refers to the Conservative leadership contest as ongoing. Caveat emptor = buyer beware.


  12. tomo says:

    The origin of Covid fallout continues apace away from MSM coverage


  13. taffman says:

    “Joe Biden and Liz Truss discuss Northern Ireland protocol in first talks”
    Its about time that Joe Bidden supported Great Britain if he knows what’s good for him and his country.


  14. StewGreen says:

    Intersectionality is central to libmob culture
    hence they continually Virtue Signal to show they are not leaving out the favoured Victimhood groups and causes.

    libmob make sure they tick the boxes
    – Black victimhood
    – about LGBTQ+ victimhood
    – female victimhood
    – trans
    – climate change

    You can see that libmob intersectionality behaviour in BBC staff, education staff, civil servants
    but less so with people in the real world who just RESPECT treating everyone as an individual not just putting them in a box.


  15. tomo says:

    Desantis’s staffers must be careful about falling off their chairs….


  16. tomo says:


  17. StewGreen says:

    3:57am World service : The Witness prog ends with the woman saying she is special cos she is a black Muslim Asian from Uganda in the Canadian parliament, who worked as a peace envoy in Sudan.

    (Seems she’d been expelled by Idi Amin so emigrated to Canada.
    “Mobina Jaffer, whose Ismaili Muslim family played an enthusiastic role in welcoming the Pope to the family’s hotel” )

    Then Ritula Shah came on reading a trailer “World Book Club is about a book where one black twin decides to live as white.


  18. StewGreen says:

    Dotun on 5 Live “we choose the best podcasts
    : this week it’s Americast
    ..they are talking about De Santis controversial expulsions of Venezuelan migrants” (from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard & DC)

    Sarah Smith opens by banging on “the climate emergency ”

    Justin Webb is saying “the cruelty of these flights”


  19. StewGreen says:

    Iran : “protesters have seized control of many government buildings
    as protests move on from being solely about the hijab.
    Dozens are dead.”
    BBC Persian.

    hmm Iran is a big country of 80 million people
    Their internet is supposedly switched off.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Stew

      So the dinghies and thousands that arrive daily are likely to increase as the soft government of the day offer asylum to more

      Do we really need the likes of the bBC interferring in Iran, lets face it nothing went wrong in Iraq, Libya when the dictators were overthrown 🙁


  20. andyjsnape says:

    Re the Leicester and later Smethwick riots by the religion of peace

    In Smethwick the mosque and temple are opposites sides of the road (unfortunately I live not too far away) – what can possibly go wrong when hundreds leave the mosque after prays 🙁


  21. theisland says:

    All hail to the bBC.


    • JohnC says:

      The plan now is to utterly destroy Belfield and anyone who dares to be associated with him.

      Alex always said they would and they have.

      Vile is a far-Left scumbag with all the character attributes which go with it. A truly nasty piece of work full of hate. No wonder the BBC love him : he will be good friends with all the senior managers.


      • G.W.F. says:

        Be careful what you say. The BBC have powers to have you arrested and prosecuted, found guilty and receive a heavy sentence


        • andyjsnape says:

          Hello GWF, but but but the likes of the bBC tells us this only happens in places like Iran, Russian, China, surely not 🙂


          • JohnC says:

            And of course Iran, Russia and China say it doesn’t happen there either.

            The Left are fascists. They fight hard to oppress anyone with different views. This intolerance is part and parcel of a mindset based on ideology which cannot to relate with the real world. People like Vile can’t even check the oil in their car.


  22. JohnC says:

    Man arrested after protest at Hindu temple in Smethwick

    ‘About 100 people gathered outside the Durga Bhawan Temple in Smethwick, West Midlands, on Tuesday evening.’

    The 2 other reports I read say multiple hundreds, not 100.

    ‘Fireworks and missiles were reportedly thrown in the direction of police, however no injuries were reported. An 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife.’

    ‘Reportedly’ – so not definite. ‘However no injuries were reported’. Again the ‘so it’s OK qualifier’ like we got in the story from Leicester. And only suspicion of carrying a knife. So he might not have been.

    We are told:

    ‘West Midlands Police said it was aware of a planned protest over an event at the Hindu Cultural Resource Centre.

    The event had been cancelled and the speaker involved was no longer staying in the UK, police added.’

    The truth hidden in there is that a prominent Hindu speaker was coming to do a speech at the Temple and the Muslims arranged this protest to ‘meet’ her in a manner Allah would approve of. Because of this, she cancelled and left the country. Free speech – Muslim + BBC style.

    An Indian report on it says:

    Communal tensions have now spread to Birmingham after a mob of hundreds of angry Muslim men descended on the tiny Hindu temple’

    In one video of the disorder, a masked protester issues a threat:
    “This is a message from Birmingham to the BJP and the RSS Hindutva supporters. You are not welcome in Birmingham, Leicester or anywhere in the UK. If you invite any hate preachers we are going to turn up for all of them”

    ‘Bottles, missiles and fireworks were thrown as men wearing black balaclavas and shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ approached the temple fence where they were met by police officers in riot gear’.

    So much for a peaceful protest. And this is AFTER they knew the speech had been cancelled last week.

    Yet nowhere in the BBC report does it state or even allude to the fact the people behind these threats and intimidation are Muslims.

    I was actually looking for the report which came up on my phone about a Muslim leaders saying this violence is going to spread across the whole country.

    When someone dies, the BBC will have even more blood on their hands because they have caused this situation more than anyone else (except the Guardian maybe).

    Just imagine how differently the BBC would have written this report if it was about and right-wing protestors. OFCOM are a complete joke.


  23. AsISeeIt says:

    From Guardianistas gone AWOL to Sandinista edition

    Our media – with the BBC taking the lead – appear to be responding to some conscription-like war cry call up to turn all guns on Russia.

    FT, Guardian, Times, Mail, Telegraph, Sun, freebie corporate advertising sheet Metro... all have uniformly alarmist bellicose anti-Putin headline stories today. How about that?

    One likes to explore the outliers hereabouts.

    The Daily Star goes with: Royal X Files… E.T. throne home – this is about the apparently UFO obsessed Prince Philip and calls for the secret dossier he kept on the subject to be opened.

    I tend to take most newspaper headline stories with a substantial pinch of salt these days – but you never know, as Fox Mulder of Mulder and Scullys’ X-Files was wont to say: “I Want to Believe”

    The Daily Express edition perhaps gets a by on the apparent three line whip for the call up for anti-Russia stories. Afterall, the title is: United with the people of Ukraine – the old blue and yellow banner of that far off province of eastern europe flying at full (not half) masthead on His Majesty’s The Daily Express and all who sail in her once more.

    Instead the Express cheers on the poor underdog in life or death conflict against huge odds with a massive relentless bully – I refer of course to the new health secreary Theresa Coffey (mine’s a full fat latte with a big chocky biscuit on the side) versus the untamable monster which is the NHS Blob: You doctor must see you in two weeks

    The Express confronts the Russia story (apparently the crisis du jour) with its frontpage photo feature captioned: PM and Biden united against Putin’s sabre rattling – never mind the resounding racket of bladed weapons banged about being heard from all across our media this morning… Ah, Liz Truss and Joe Biden… Roosevelt and Churchill they most decidedly are not – although FDR was secretly a bit dickie in terms of his health toward the end of the last big hostilities.

    The formerly patriotic Times likewise parrots the US President from our rather vulnerable Air Strip One: Biden condemns nuclear threat to west

    And for a soupçon taster of the anti-patriotic: Giorgio Locatelli What Brits get wrong about food (Times) – mine’s a hamburger, freedom fries, and a coke, eh?

    Credit where credit is due corner.

    One does often criticise the left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper.

    This morning the ‘i’ leads with the obvious anti-Tory pro-Labour attack line: Warning over Truss gamble on tax cuts

    However, just as punk rockers The Clash warned us on their lefty inspired overblown triple album Sandinista! (1980): It’s up to you, not to heed the call up

    So the ‘i’ sticks to its left pacifist guns and doesn’t indulge in Nato-inspired propaganda – unlike the supposedly pinko Guardianista: Biden condemns Putin’s imperial aims as Moscow raises the stakes – let’s just reflect on that headline for a moment. The left-leaning Guardian mouthing a US president’s war mongering rhetoric. Makes you think. Or it should.

    Meanwhile, the ‘i’ – give it its due – plays conscientious objector: Russia and Nato have tried to wage war on the cheap. Now we’re heading for total war by Patrick Cockburn

    And remember – back in April Ukraine’s Zelensky was near to a peace deal with Putin before good old jolly Bojo flew out there for a visit: Diplomacy Watch: Did Boris Johnson help stop a peace deal in Ukraine? A recent piece in Foreign Affairs revealed that Kyiv and Moscow may have had a tentative deal to end the war all the way back in April. (Responsible Statecraft)

    Boris Johnson Pressured Zelenskyy to Ditch Peace Talks With Russia: Ukrainian Paper “The British government has become an obstacle to peace in Ukraine,” said the Stop the War Coalition. “The conflict there is developing into a proxy war between Russia and NATO and it is the Ukrainian people who will suffer the consequences.” (Common Dreams – “Quality journalism. Progressive values” – presumably United with the people of Ukraine – to the extend it doesn’t need them to be cannon fodder for corporate globalist Nato-EU expansionism?)

    One more, rather prophetic – I think you’ll agree, line from that The Clash song The Call Up:

    Maybe I want to see the wheat fileds,
    Over Kiev and down to the sea…

    It’s up to you, not to heed the call up…

    And Mr AsISeeIt won’t, metaphorically, in terms of this BBC-led media propaganda


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Some more insightful words from Clash songs:

      “White riot – I wanna riot
      White riot – a riot of my own
      White riot – I wanna riot
      White riot – a riot of my own.
      Black people gotta lot a problems
      But they don’t mind throwing a brick
      White people go to school
      Where they teach you how to be thick”


      “Who needs the Parliament?
      Sittin’ makin’ laws all day
      They’re all fat and old
      Queuein’ for the House of Lords
      Repression (Gonna start on Tuesday)
      Repression (Gonna be a Dalek)
      Repression (I am a robot)
      Repression (I obey)”


  24. Fedup2 says:


    Apparently the new ‘Tory ?’ Government is to try and get patients to be seen by GPs. Today had two English speaking doctors on . There was no difference between them . A double act of moaning and ‘it can’t be done ‘. The female doctor does 27 hours a week but might have to really do upto 40 hours a week . Total dedication . All that wasted training on the poor love .
    I was hoping the interviewer would ask how much these characters earn from the NHS and private – but that was never raised

    The NHS will always be crap if failure is excused by blaming the government – which throws borrowed tax money at it knowing it will just be trousered by managers and the medical mafia …


  25. Fedup2 says:

    Love media stories – it seems someone called ‘holly ‘ and a co presenter who is big on being gay ? Are in trouble for not doing the long queue for the queens’ coffin .

    This is – apparently – a ‘big thing ‘. Sometimes I feel so lucky to be out of touch . I can’t remember when I last watched ITV – morse ?


  26. Guest Who says:

    BBC Yorkshire

    Suggested for you (for some reason)

    Plans to double council tax on second homes in North Yorkshire have moved a step closer.

    Read more here: https://bbc.in/3UrV8nA

    (📷 Getty Images – early hours, so no obvious people of color visible).


    No one from Martha’s Vineyard available to comment.


  27. Tabs says:

    The BBC over use black girl Getty images so much that they have the same girl illustrating 2 articles at once.



  28. MarkyMark says:

    Peta calls for sex strike against meat-eating men ‘to save the world’
    Cries for a bedroom ban against carnivorous males have caused outrage in Germany, which is famous for its love of sausages

    James Crisp,
    21 September 2022 • 9:34pm


    Women should impose a sex ban on men who eat meat because they are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions, an animal rights group said on Wednesday.



    • Guest Who says:

      Speaking of interesting sub/pic Ed combos.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      It’s interesting how the left cannot help but reveal their truly regressive nature. The concept of a ‘sex strike’ shows how they view such things not as a natural part of a mutual, loving relationship, but rather as a sort of one-sided ‘service’ that women provide. In other words, it is purely transactional, based around the concept that men have to do X in order to obtain Y. The inspiration behind this goes back to the mysogyny of Marx himself, who considered that women should act as collective prostitutes for men, and which is about breaking conventional family structures. The traditional left wanted to do this to ensure that people would be loyal only to the Party. The modern left want it to ensure people are loyal only to employment and consumerism, in line with the dictates of the corporatists who now control them.


      • digg says:

        And consequently, what normal male would be in any way interested in such a female deciding this was such a good wheeze anyway?

        Personally I would head for the door in seconds.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Shouldn’t such blatant sexism be banned or something ? Will it apply to paki Muslim Paedo racist rape gangs ? What’s the policy there . More detail needed …


      • MarkyMark says:

        The aim of the Party was not merely to prevent men and women from forming loyalties which it might not be able to control. Its real, undeclared purpose was to remove all pleasure from the sexual act. Not love so much as eroticism was the enemy, inside marriage as well as outside it. All marriages between Party members had to be approved by a committee appointed for the purpose, and — though the principle was never clearly stated — permission was always refused if the couple concerned gave the impression of being physically attracted to one another. The only recognized purpose of marriage was to beget children for the service of the Party. Sexual intercourse was to be looked on as a slightly disgusting minor operation, like having an enema. This again was never put into plain words, but in an indirect way it was rubbed into every Party member from childhood onwards. There were even organizations such as the Junior Anti-Sex League, which advocated complete celibacy for both sexes. All children were to be begotten by artificial insemination (artsem, it was called in Newspeak) and brought up in public institutions. This, Winston was aware, was not meant altogether seriously, but somehow it fitted in with the general ideology of the Party. The Party was trying to kill the sex instinct, or, if it could not be killed, then to distort it and dirty it. He did not know why this was so, but it seemed natural that it should be so. And as far as the women were concerned, the Party’s efforts were largely successful.



  29. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, that track intersection looks fun.


  30. Guest Who says:


  31. Guest Who says:

    BBC sent a crew with Lily Allen to Kensington yet?


  32. Thoughtful says:

    The Mafia criminal Democrat party have announced the end of releases from the Strategic Oil Reserve on 10th November this year by which time they will have almost completely depleted it.

    The date is highly significant coming just two days after the Midterms on the 8th Novemeber, and it shows the lengths this bunch of criminals will go to to try to shore up their electoral position, even putting America at risk in order to do so.

    However the ending of supply of oil from this source is bound to drive up prices and when the oil reserves also has to be refilled that is going to put further demand on the sector.

    Prices of Fuel is bound to rise so make sure you keep your car and any other store full to the brim as prices are going to rocket after this appalling manipulation of markets for political advantage without a care to the future consequences.


  33. G.W.F. says:

    Julia HB continues her anti Trump campaign. Job with the BBC may be on the horizon. She compares Trump with Al Capone and does not compare him with Al Capone.


  34. andyjsnape says:

    RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 4 cast line-up

    Would hate for anyone to miss it


  35. Guest Who says:

    New BBC West Mids Diversity Ed?


  36. MarkyMark says:

    EGYPT — After enduring 10 horrible plagues that ravaged the kingdom due to his stubbornness and pride, Pharaoh proudly announced that plagues in Egypt are now down 100%.

    “Hey, folks, we did it! I did it! I brought the plague rate down! This is because of my policies. No joke! Come on, man!” said Pharoah in a speech, apparently still slightly dazed from being struck in the head by a flaming hailstone. “We now have 10 fewer plagues than we had just a month ago. That’s real progress! For real!”

    Several critics pointed out that the plagues of blood, frogs, lice, flies, livestock pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and the killing of firstborn children were a direct result of Pharaoh’s policies and would have never happened to begin with if Pharaoh had made wiser decisions. The king then sentenced those critics to make bricks without straw for the rest of their lives.



  37. pugnazious says:

    Nick Robinson having a good old laugh with Labour’s Wes Streeting….not such a great ‘interview’…guess Robinson was tired of asking the same old questions after just doing a podcast with Streeting…an advert for which he just managed to slip into the ‘interview’….so didn’t bother asking them again and just let Streeting rant on about how bad the Tories were for 5 minutes.

    Robinson thought he better make a show of doing an actual interview and so rudely interjected with one question….what’s your solution to the NHS poblems? Streeting said Labour would go for prevention not cure then slipped back into his rant mode unrestrained by Robinson who you might have thought would jump in immediately and demand to know where the funding was coming from…which part of the NHS would lose funding to pay for this? You know…the usual question the BBC interrogators put to Tories. But no, no demanding, rigorous quest for answers just a chummy laugh-in.

    All very cosy.

    Streeting was allowed to claim that the government was happy that you would wait two weeks to see a GP…Robinson agreed…and yet the BBC headline this morining?….

    ‘GP appointments: New health secretary makes same-day pledge’

    Though the article gets this wrong….

    ‘… having struggled to recruit GPs in recent years, the government is instead changing the funding rules ‘

    Listening to a GP on LBC last night she said there was no problem recruiting it was retaining that was the problem.

    Nice though that the BBC is promoting diversity…



  38. tomo says:


  39. theisland says:


    Other groups targeted by PayPal include UsForThem that fought to keep schools open during the lockdowns.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      The two largest shareholders of PayPal are Vanguard Group Inc (8.20%, 94.8 million shares, valued $8.69 Billion) and Blackrock Inc (6.59%, 76.2 million shares, valued $6.98 Billion). Figures correct as of last week.

      So, the usual suspects, in a strong position to exert ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and DIE (Diversity, Inclusion, Equity) requirements.


    • tomo says:

      I’m waitng for a chief constable to ban TikTok in uniform


      • Fedup2 says:

        Gotta make the right some noises to get the nod for the top job from the emir .

        I wonder how the emir / shah of londonistan will react when the tribes kick of in the Safest City in The World ?

        ( in other news – Uk interest rate up by only .5% – we are doomed – the yanks did .75% again last night – looks like more inflation for years )


      • MarkyMark says:

        “Mark Rowley, UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, said police foiled four plots by right-wing extremists last year and warned that British groups were seeking links with international extremists.”

        Proscribed terrorist groups or organisations

        List of proscribed international terrorist groups
        78 terrorist organisations are proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000
        14 organisations in Northern Ireland that were proscribed under previous legislation

        Abdallah Azzam Brigades, including the Ziyad al-Jarrah Battalions (AAB) – Proscribed June 2014

        Abu Nidal Organisation (ANO) – Proscribed March 2001

        Al-Ashtar Brigades including Saraya al-Ashtar, Wa’ad Allah Brigades, Islamic Allah Brigades, Imam al-Mahdi Brigades and al-Haydariyah Brigades – Proscribed December 2017

        Al Shabaab – Proscribed March 2010

        Ansar Al Sunna (AS) – Proscribed October 2005

        Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) including GIMF Banlga Team also known as Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) and Ansar-al Islam – Proscribed July 2016

        Anjem Choudary: Radical preacher’s public speaking ban to be lifted
        18 July 2021


      • JohnC says:

        That report is a truly appalling misrepresentation of facts by reuters – who are as Left as the BBC (and most other ideologically driven journalists).

        Firstly it should have said how many Islamic threats they investigated compared to the 4 far-Right.

        Next they mix those 4 in with all the others to make it seem like they are a significant proportion of them.

        Nowhere does it give you the information you need to put it in context.

        When looking at this, I found someone tried a freedom of information request for the breakdown of terrorist threats. It asked:

        1. the time period for the analysis used in the press release /
        public statement.
        2. the absolute number of threats characterised as coming from
        far right groups
        3. the Mets definition of far right for the purpose of statistical
        4. how the balance of the remaining 90 percent of threats is
        broken down, to include Islamist and far left categories
        5. the change if any in the number of Islamist and far left threats
        over the past 5 years

        What an absolute joke: The met refused to answer 2,4 and 5. It seems they will only discuss the far-right.



    • MarkyMark says:

      He also said:

      “We should not align with any protest group, whether its a cause that everyone agrees with or a cause that only 1% agrees with”

      “We are the police & we should operate without fear or favour. We get lost trying to please all of the people all of the time.”



  40. G says:

    “All’s fair in love and War”.

    The Chinese Partner in Crime, Russia, along with the former, is anxious to “Change the Worlds Rules Based System”. They need to create a Utopia based on a “Mad Max” World. Russia tries to acquire the Donbas/Donetsk regions of Ukraine. Well good luck with that Putin.

    China is in dispute with Russia over lands the former claims is Chinese. “The history of Vladivostok (literally ‘Ruler of the East’) is from 1860 when Russia built a military harbor.” But the city was Haishenwai as Chinese land, before Russia annexed it via unequal Treaty of Beijing.

    Well then, China, you are preparing to go to war over Taiwan, what about Vladivostok? Easy peasy: just ferry in a couple of thousand troops and a 700 thousand or so of your Chinese population set up referenda and, ‘Bob’s your uncle’ back in your “Mad Max” fold.

    “What’s good for the Goose is good for the Gander”


  41. MarkyMark says:

    Leicester disorder: why is it happening?
    Ankur Desai

    Ankur Desai’s in Leicester with the latest on the disorder and violence that’s been taking place over the last few days. He’ll be speaking to British Asians of different backgrounds about what’s been going on, why this has happened and how they’re feeling right now. Plus he’ll hear from Hindu and Muslim community leaders as well as the Police to find out what they’re doing to stop this from happening again.



    Rotherham Victim, 15, Trafficked For Sex, Doused In Petrol And Threatened To Be Set Alight
    Doused In Petrol And Threatened To Be Set Alight
    PA/Huffington Post UK
    26/08/2014 06:04pm BST
    Updated August 26, 2014


    • micknotmike says:

      Nice counterpoint there Mark, between the extremes of things which deeply concern me and things I couldn’t give a toss about (Apart from the cost of policing).


  42. JohnC says:

    Huddersfield stabbing: Murder arrest after boy, 15, killed outside school

    Another young life snuffed out by a 16 year old barbaric enough to be up-close and sink in the blade to murder another human being.

    No mention at all about the victim or the murderer. We’ve seen that a thousand times before and it always means the same thing. You can be 100% certain it wasn’t a white boy murdering a BAME.

    It seems that more and more BBC reports have something which is just a bit odd about them these days. Here’s the best white-guy they could find to say ‘I’m shocked’:


    Whats going on with his ear ?. If I had to guess, I would say some automatic tool for cutting out the person from an image has followed the line of his beard then jumped straight across to his ear.


    • JohnC says:

      You know, I call that picture completely fake.

      Look at the edge of his shoulders, arms and right ear. It’s blurred in a slightly different way until it merges with the background.

      Why on Earth would the BBC fake this picture ?.

      If they lie so easily about this, how many others things are also lies ?. They obviously have no conscience whatsoever about faking anything.

      ‘Why you can trust the BBC’ …


      • Terminal Moraine says:

        John it’s not completely fake — looks like they’ve tried to add depth of field that wasn’t in the original. The ear is a giveaway that someone’s been cack handed with the masking.

        Seems it’s been pulled from the article now…


        • JohnC says:

          Yes, and we discover the unfortunate victim is indeed as we assumed.

          As I’m sure the murderer will be.

          ‘the act or process of improving the quality or power of something by adding something else.’

          It’s funny, but I don’t recall so many children being murdered at school by other children when I was young.


  43. Terminal Moraine says:

    Are the BBC developing a bit of self-awareness? “No respite for BBC, despite praise for Queen’s funeral coverage.”

    Media editor Amol brings his Newsbeat-worthy analysis to bear on the BBC’s output and increasingly wobbly funding position. It’s a decent start though, recognising the tension between global legacy and meeting the needs of new diverse consumers. But it all goes wrong when he notes that the sharp drop in licence fee payers “may be partly explained by a reduction of visits to households because of Covid. But the cost-of-living crisis may exacerbate the underlying trend…”

    Still not getting it.

    Imagine Amol and Marianna meeting in the W1A canteen and getting stuck in an infinite loop of back patting and fact checking. Promotions all round.



  44. Fedup2 says:

    BBC doesn’t like fracking – no mention that the Russians funded anti fracking campaigns to prevent UK energy independence . The stuff is in the ground . But needs to be got out and taxed to help fund the bloated State .


  45. Fedup2 says:

    Do you wonder the mindset of putin – threatening to use nuclear weapons on territory ‘belonging to Russia ‘- potentially irradiating his own country …

    Save it by destroying it ( the US Vietnam madness comes to mind ) ….


    • Dickie says:

      How about the mindset of the USA and the collective West aka NATO.



      • Foscari says:

        Dickie-We live in a democracy. If you support Russia
        that’s your prerogative. Nobody in the UK is going to
        poison you or throw you out of a window.
        I read the article you listed. It is out of date now.
        I personally have had dealings with extortion
        gangs in Ukraine. There are certain areas in Ukraine
        that have been “governed” by the Maffia not that long ago.
        Personally when Mr Putin tells me that he is willing to
        use nuclear weapons to achieve his aims . I am afraid I
        cant support him. I am sure you can understand that. Or
        maybe you cant.


        • JohnC says:

          The Left seem to have pushed the rule in society now that you are either with them or you are against them. And if you are against them, you are vilified.

          Personally, I consider myself neutral as I don’t actively support either side. Russia invading Ukraine is a terrible thing – but I can understand why they did it. This is all about future world order and I don’t trust Zelensky one bit. He will happily start WW3 to save his own skin.

          I now get the impression that the end-game for the West is the deposition of Putin and either a ‘Russian Spring’ or their complete collapse. That scares me more than anything because before any of that happens, the leaders will be as desperate as they could possibly be. And if you think the USA are not that stupid, just look at how Biden handled the withdrawal from Afghanistan and who he has appointed as his top military leaders.

          Their reasoning will be that they have a much better chance of doing it now as opposed to doing it against a combined Russia/China alliance in the future.

          The USA are effectively in control of the Ukranian army now. The precision weapons are no use without target coordinates and this latest push was successful because the USA knew exactly where the Russian line was weakest. We can only hope they appreciate the real risk here and start pulling back on what information they supply. But I see no attempt at any other end-game than the one I described earlier.

          Putin has said many times that he will use only use nuclear weapons to defend Russia. If he annexes the Donbas and the USA send the Ukranian army into it, that is where it will happen.


  46. Thoughtful says:

    Here’s a truly weird story which doesn’t appear to have made much impact on the media in the UK

    It concerns the Chief Operating Officer of the Vegan Beyond Meat company who got into a fight at the weekend and bit another mans face and nose

    “Douglas Ramsey was arrested on Saturday on charges of “terroristic threatening” and third-degree battery following a University of Arkansas football game in Fayetteville.

    The 53-year-old reportedly punched another driver, biting his face and ripping skin from his nose.”

    I have long considered those on the left to be full of hate anger rage and barely surpressed violence so it’s not a surprise to find someone like this involved in such a fracas.



    • G says:

      “It concerns the Chief Operating Officer of the Vegan Beyond Meat company who got into a fight at the weekend and bit another mans face and nose”

      Real meat withdrawal symptoms?


  47. digg says:

    I can understand the hysteria in the US by the Dems, desperate to try to keep Trump out of the White House, increasingly likely considering the state of Biden and his flaky crew but hard to grasp why UK media, and in particular the Guardian are so keen to join the witch hunt against him.

    These articles today are typical, no substance, no evidence just supposition, hate, bile and scorn spewed out. The first one is even adorned by a manipulated photo of Trump behind some railings obviously trying to portray him as behind prison bars!



    The childishness of these articles, full of lefty wishful thinking merely illustrate how vindictive, spiteful and desperate Global lefties really are.

    It is notable that they have done NOTHING like this over the allegations against Hunter Biden, giving the drug taking, manipulator a free pass.

    No doubt the BBC will be backing these allegations up as soon as they can get away with it.

    Can this really be the state of the “Free” press?

    Disgusting rags!


  48. andyjsnape says:

    bBC websh*te mentioning we “might” be in recession

    All down hill with their “reporting” from now, and talk us into a recession 🙁


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