369 Responses to Start the Week 26 September 2022

  1. JohnC says:

    I’ll celebrate my top slot with something finally backing up what we’ve been complaining about for a long time …

    From the DT : I doubt the BBC will report this – and if they do, it will be brief and will not stay on the front page for long.

    ‘Urgent overhaul planned for Prevent which is ‘protecting terrorists and not the public’’

    ‘appeared to have been focusing on “protecting those referred into Prevent from harm” rather than “protecting the public” from potential terrorists.

    No shit. Exactly what we have all been saying for a long, long time. Unfortunately it seems that the report has stopped at the very top level. If we are to learn anything at all, it should have gone into the reasons why and which key people made it like that. Starting with the Knight of the Highest Order – the liar Tony Blair.

    And it goes on :

    ‘ … warns that Prevent was disproportionately focusing on far-right extremism when “the facts clearly demonstrate that the most lethal threat in the last twenty years has come from Islamism”.

    What about the BBC OFCOM ? Where have you been ? – they are even more lopsided than Prevent. They won’t even use the word ‘terrorist’ against Muslims now in case they are offended.

    Lets have an official report into OFCOM next.

    I wonder how many years it will be before an official report points out the blindingly obvious racism and sexism being directed at the indigenous British white males today.

    It’s a complete farce.


    • Fedup2 says:

      No no no 14 year old boys with a swastica flag on their bedroom walls are a far bigger threat than a third world follower of the Prophet planning to kill as many kaffirs as he can ( see manchester arena) ( 7/7) as well as ….


      • JohnC says:

        The London Bridge terrorists even taped the knives to their hands because they knew that once the blood was flowing out of their victims, they would become very slippery and might prevent them murdering more.

        It’s this kind of detail which Leftists like BBC deliberately ignore which makes me despise them and their extreme hypocrisy so much.


  2. tomo says:

    The FBI actually robbed a bank….


    • StewGreen says:

      There’s a film where a corrupt division of the FBI robs a bank
      .. It might be. Dirty Harry.


      • tomo says:

        They’re just following on from other cops in California who’ve ben grabbing money from people…


  3. Thoughtful says:

    Oh sh*t here they come again< and this is perhaps just the first of 10, and our deluded fantasy land leaders will just allow them in like they did before:



  4. Sluff says:

    BBC absolutely wetting themselves as the ‘Far Right’ stand to gain power in Italy.

    Got that?
    Far right.

    Far right.

    The BBC want you to know that the Far Right are winning. Stand by for ‘fascist extremist’ policies such as….errr….the desire to control immigration and create and enact national laws for your own country.

    Of the ‘Far Left’ there is no word. What a surprise. In BBCworld they are usually defined as ‘progressive centre left’. We await the denunciation from Ursula Von der Leyden, lovingly reported by our fine impartial state broadcaster for a cost of only £4 bn a year.


    • G.W.F. says:


      They did say far right? Just checking


    • Thoughtful says:

      When you are at the North pole every direction appears to be South.


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC 101.


      • Terminal Moraine says:

        On a big home page banner the BBC does heavy promotion for migrants from HK to the UK: “Swapping Hong Kong for Crewe: ‘We won’t go back'”

        It’s in a section ‘Hong Kong anti-government protests’. I don’t remember much coverage of the anti-government protests in Italy the last couple of years. Will they be able to join the dots between the Italian election result and what’s been happening across Europe or is Mussolini going to get a mention in every article?



        • tomo says:

          Pre China takeover I remember the BBC losing quite a senior manager ( of kiddy programs) to a Hong Kong jail for corruption – he backstabbed a HK company that’d bought a licence for making stuffed toys of a BBC character and sold to a mainland company who gave him loads more money.

          The Honkys know all about the BBC and state controlled media…


      • vlad says:

        @ Guest Who – So no bias there, then.


    • Scroblene says:

      And on LBC as well!

      Perhaps they do that when they have leftie ‘presenters’ on, and just ‘right’ when they have normal ones…

      …or is it the other way round…


    • Demon says:

      Sky are lying about them as well, quelle surprise.

      I have seen a chart with the names of the groups and this group is called “Centro Destra” and that as most will know translates as “Centre Right”. If you stand at the extreme left wing then moderates will be seen as “Extreme Right”. The MSM are disgusting!


  5. Guest Who says:

    There’s a trend with gutter social media to happily run any #prasnews from exploitative chancers simply to have content.

    The BBC’s excuse escapes one.


    • BRISSLES says:

      Thing is, I know for the past 40 years we have had fast food outlets being blamed for the obesity in our young, but pride in appearance can also carry the can. Being a teenager in the 60’s us girlies knew that if we ‘grew’ to a size larger than a 16 dress then our chances of getting a boyfriend was nil. In essence few of us were on the fat side because we still had school playing fields, we had home cooked food and a big incentive was the shops that did sell plus size clothes were called “outsize shop” which accommodated sturdy mums and grannies ! and no-one wanted to be seen going into them. It was the age of the mini and Twiggy, yes we kept a watch on our figures, but it wasn’t to the detriment of our health.

      These days, some pop singer called Lizzo needs a dumper truck to get her on stage, but of course she is proud of her size and any one who is fat is encouraged to be ‘happy in your skin’. On a daily basis I see young massively overweight women who care little about how they look in their leggings, with no thought of covering their bums. This is in contrast to when I wore shapewear to pull in and push up !!! So are blokes really attracted to this because I find it hard to believe. (equally there are some godawful fat blokes about who can only wear tracksuit bottoms, and have trouble walking in anything other than trainers)


    • Wild Bill says:

      Smoking as well, not good life expectancy?


  6. Guest Who says:

    Sopel. Twat. Jon. Is.


  7. Guest Who says:

    Cue…. Springster!


  8. Lucy Pevensey says:

    They are the baddies until the BBC says otherwise.

    Newsnight 2015
    The far-right group threatening to overthrow Ukraine’s government


    • Guest Who says:

      Farness is as farness does.


  9. Terminal Moraine says:

    Exciting news everyone — I appear to have made it as a top Guardian ‘global reader’. I got a nice message from them at the bottom of an article.

    They seem to want some money from me but surely this is a mistake and I’m due a prize instead?



  10. taffman says:

    “Flint: Arrest as missing girl, 12, found in Birmingham”
    Kidnapping in taffland.
    Will we get the full story ?
    Birmingham ?


  11. Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

    This is an observation and question for those with expertise of web browsers and webpages.

    Using MSEdge / DuckDuckGO with “All regions” search on my laptop I type BBC. This gives me a list with the BBC homepage “https://www.bbc.com” listed first.

    I click on “BBC Homepage” and it takes me to a webpage that remains briefly before switching to another “BBC Homepage”.

    I used to be able to fix that first webpage and print it off – but now it always switches to the other “BBC Homepage”. I really don’t know what is going on but I want to be able to fix that initial webpage that is loaded for analysis.

    Could this initial webpage that is loaded be for a mobile phone or is it some international fronted homepage webpage?


    • StewGreen says:

      I’ll look tmw
      but AFAIK if you look at the page source html
      you see that autoforwarding to a different page is built into BBC news pages.
      This often scuppers the internet archive websites from properly archiving BBC news stuff.


  12. StewGreen says:

    Do your local BBC Radio news staff seem to prioritise HONING Green PR and Labour PR
    … over reporting actual NEWS events ?

    This seems to be *racketeering*
    And maybe an Alinsky trick whereby orgs are hijacked and their resources used to push libmob agendas and attack those that dare challenge them

    Ofcom and the Blue Socialist party don’t give a damn.


  13. Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

    I suppose people have now seen the video that Iran have released showing Mahsa Amini (one of many arrested during a no hijab protest) collapsing with absolutely no police around her and then being rushed to hospital. She had no known underlying medical condition but she had been vaccinated. We know Western Leaders and the Western Media including the BBC have been suppressing the fact of a major side effect to the vaccines – damage to the heart and sudden collapse. Let’s see how they will respond to this.

    I wonder whether the anger directed at the Iranian Government will now be redirected to the Western Leaders, Western Media, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Doctors, University Academics that have all been complicit in downplaying the side effects of these coronavirus vaccines. Mahsa Amini was 22 years of age.


    • Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

      Tracking how the BBC has reported on Mahsa Amina’s death is now going to be very interesting. I have had a quick look at a sample of stories published by the BBC so far and will check to see how they deal with the latest information. I note that the BBC called the Iranian Morality Police, Murder Squads.

      Talking of Iranian Morality Police makes me think of the BBC’s own Thought Police (paid for by the British taxpayer). In perusing past published stories by the BBC on Mahsa Amina’s death I have discovered one BBC thought police person and a “Human Rights” Activist Group they use:

      Shayan Sardarizadeh



  14. Zephir says:

    “Fee, Fii, Fo, Fum”…..said the giant.

    “NO, no ,no!”……. OH, FWEE, FO, FIVE, FWEE, FO, FUM!!”, said the BBC / ITV / CH4 vibrant continuity anouncer and part time ad voiceover, trying, for the ninth time, to give the giant his phone number.


  15. andyjsnape says:

    Electric car charging costs nearing petrol prices for some – RAC

    Plus atleast £10,000 extra for the price of a new ev over petrol model


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Plus you have two electric cars worth of energy going up in hot steam in the cooling towers of the nearest electric gas / nuclear power station, as well as the displaced pollution going up the power station chimney instead of onto the road.

      The only way out of that is to charge from your own solar cells at home, but you need a lot of panels and it will not work in winter. Then there is all the energy making the solar panels in the first place.

      Funny how when the BBC send a reporter to cover a story about building a new busway they send her over driving in a car instead of cycling the one mile from the local BBC covern.


  16. Zephir says:

    To all promising footballers / rappers / family men and “he lit up the room when he entered” (arsonists) etc etc:


    If you get chased by a Police dog, DON’T crawl through a tunnel, jump onto a see-saw, then over a hurdle, and through a hoop of fire.

    They TRAIN for that.


  17. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch

    Robinson in a happy place – pressure on the pound – he can’t wait to see it drop to parity with the dollar at 0800 Monday – then the panic in the markets and the prospect of emergency interest Rate rises – which I hope will happen .

    In fact if I could bet on it I would .

    The annoying thing is you can hear the excitement about prospects for the country in his voice – his hate for the Right shows through …

    Italian election – they can’t decide how many times the use “far right “ …. But ‘populist ‘ seems to be out of fashion …

    Other stuff – coloured victim survey – designed for the Labour Conference- yawn – cost of chips rises …

    More anti truss stuff – yawn …

    Iran riots in London and Paris – no mention at all – protect Islam eh bbc ?


    • Sluff says:

      Fed up
      You missed the ‘incisive investigative’ interview on the economy with John McDonnell.
      It was like two old friends sitting by the fire drinking a cup of cocoa.
      But impartial it was not.


      • tomo says:

        The same McDonnell who worked for Ken Livingstone at County Hall / GLC – and was sacked by Ken for fiscal incompetence?


  18. andyjsnape says:


    They are FAR RIGHT apparently

    How many times can you put FAR RIGHT in 1 article!


    • Guest Who says:

      BBC Moaning Emole

      Italy’s far right on course to win election

      Giorgia Meloni celebrates her party’s win

      Italy looks set to see its most right-wing government since World War II and get its first female prime minister, after Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party looks set to have won up to 26% of the vote in Sunday’s election. The 45-year-old is expected to lead an alliance of right-wing parties, including Matteo Salvini’s far-right League and former PM Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right Forza Italia.

      Although she has worked hard to soften her image, saying her party would “govern for everyone” and would not betray people’s trust, as well as emphasising her support for Ukraine and diluting anti-EU rhetoric, she leads a party rooted in a post-war movement that rose out of dictator Benito Mussolini’s fascists. Earlier this year she outlined her priorities in a raucous speech to Spain’s far-right Vox party: “Yes to the natural family, no to the LGBT lobby, yes to sexual identity, no to gender ideology… no to Islamist violence, yes to secure borders, no to mass migration… no to big international finance… no to the bureaucrats of Brussels!”

      Who is Giorgia Meloni, the far-right leader poised to run Italy?


      I can live with raucous.

      Deranged propaganda, less so.


  19. AsISeeIt says:

    Operation Golden Orb edition

    In which a socialist boasts of having mega rich friends and our BBC remembers something it ought to have said about the new Italian PM

    Labour (remember them?) picks up some support in the press this morning.

    From the obvious sources – such as ex-footballers: Tax cuts for the rich are immoral… Gary Nevil last night blasted Tory tax cuts… (Daily Mirror) – he may have crossed from political puditry into the field of ethical pontificating there.

    He said “It’s immoral. I don’t know anyone on more than £150,000 who will think it’s the right thing to do” (Mirror) – we’ll take your word for that Gary.

    Meanwhile the formerly patriotic Times newspaper goes all in for Labour: Big bonuses are toxic. An ex-banker confesses; Pay pain for workers as public sector squeezed… experts warn of inevitable decline in services – didn’t we once regard the Times as one of the Tory rags?

    Keep that up and the Times‘ll be the BBC’s favourite paper.

    Tell us about some of these wonderful services that a steady and increasing flow of lashings of public money buys us…? Give us one good example in the news today of public cash well spent…?

    Court tech ‘disaster’ A £300 million cloud-based technology upgrade for the criminal courts has been described as a disaster by a judge who called it “a car crash about to happen” (Times)

    Here’s a footballing chap who can read the room: I’ll be sacked if we flop in Qatar. Southgate on England’s World Cup Prospects (‘i’) – Southgate to speak at 2023 LibDem conference? One doubts there’s a Premier or Championship club that would have him.

    Talking of reading the room post-Elizabeth II’s passing – have you noticed the knightly Sir Keir Starmer attempting to purge the tendency toward errant republicanism among his merry band of outlaws?

    Bringing together notions of English patriotism and football we have the rather plump figure in the guise of Maid Marian (riding side saddle) the lawyerish Lady Nugee, who formerly turned her nose up at the very sight of the St George’s cross, suddenly coming over all Land of Hope and Glory: Emily Thornbury. The monarchy and Army unite us (‘i’)

    As the left-leaning ‘i’ further introduces us to: Operation Golden Orb – no, not Keir Starmer’s attempt to wrap Labour in the Union flag. This is: A coronation fit for a thrifty King

    Meanwhile in European news our BBC sudenly remembers something about Giorgia Meloni other than that she is “far right“: Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni has claimed victory in Italy’s election, and is on course to become the country’s first female prime minister – first female PM – there you go, not so difficult was it? If she’d been a lefty the fact that she was female would have been the first thing they said.

    At 37, Jacinda Ardern is set to be New Zealand’s youngest prime minister since 1856. (BBC 2017) – well, I got that half right.

    Jacinda Ardern becomes first New Zealand PM…. here we are… from the Guardian 2018… to march in gay pride parade – oops. Well, you can’t win ’em all.


  20. Sluff says:

    Blink and you missed it.

    On Toady, Knobson interviewed a surgeon because ‘robots’ are now being used for surgery.
    In fact this is a continuation of a trend especially in microsurgery. It’s a way of magnifying or reducing the movements of the surgeons hands so as to be more accurate and allows for 3D tools to be used. Very handy when removing cancerous tissue.

    But get this. In the context of further improvements the surgeon said ‘…..new technologies are coming to the market’.

    THE MARKET????? IN THE NHS ?????

    Creativity and innovation from private companies into the NHS?
    This will never do. How can it be allowed? This is tantamount to the privatisation of NHS surgery.
    Surely there should be a ‘National Health Robotics Corporation’ state funded of course, and run by politicians and civil servants, to make sure there is no private profit made from the misfortune of others who happen to be seriouslly I’ll?

    Now what I’ve just written is of course absurd. But tell me, how does it actually differ from most of the inane left wing discourse about the NHS? Which the public regularly swallow hook line and sinker.

    And from the BBC? From Knobson? Not a murmur.
    What a shame that, predictably, the next guest, John McDonnell, was not asked for his views on this use of the private sector by the NHS.


  21. andyjsnape says:

    People smuggler: I get clients to sign a waiver

    I knew it was illegal, but I got someone to sign a form!
    I’m sure that would stand up in court


  22. Guest Who says:

    Free PR to a vast national audience comes cheap if you are a bbc fast tracker.


  23. Fedup2 says:


    Rachel Reeves – shadow chancellor – more expensive petrol on the flames of inflation .

    We are in a tricky place – the new government cut income taxes ( why?) and made itself look dumb early on …. Don’t get me wrong – I believe in lower taxes – but it’s about timing .

    Rachel only mentioned that she world at the Bank of England once in the first minute . If the red Labour Party had a more authoritative shadow chancellor they’d sound more coherent – but they haven’t .

    Before Rachel an economist suggested an emergency hike in interest rates now by 1% . As if the shallow Bank of England would do that . And they are not due to meet until November .
    I say again – November .

    Blighty it truly in the do do and the markets know it .


  24. Guest Who says:

    Then… Wallace…


    • Charlie Farley says:

      Guest Who,
      All credit must go to Monty Python…..”Blessed are the Cheese Makers ” , Life of Brian definitely would not be allowed in any Cinema now….so many more lines I could repeat but the Thought Police will be at my door later !
      Thanks to AsISeelt for your daily review good as always


      • Guest Who says:

        As the ad campaign in the US at the time used to infer… ‘Got Cheese?’.

        Early use of a model of color, too. Working girl. Divine.

        Still using Monica for period products though.


    • MarkyMark says:

      This article is more than 2 months old
      Prince Charles given €3m in cash in bags by Qatari politician, according to report
      This article is more than 2 months old
      Money was passed immediately to one of the prince’s charities, says Clarence House

      The story comes as Prince Charles has been in Kigali, Rwanda during the Commonwealth heads of government meeting.
      The story comes as Prince Charles has been in Kigali, Rwanda during the Commonwealth heads of government meeting. Photograph: Jean Bizimana/Reuters
      David Connett
      Sat 25 Jun 2022 23.02 BST



  25. micknotmike says:

    Has Giorgia Meloni got a sister or other close relative? If so the UK could offer them a PM job, to replace the nicola sturgeon tribute act we have now.
    Nice to see the bbc desperately trying to apply some sort of spin, a quote from one of the (Very sore) losers more or less said that they lost because the right got more votes than they did. Well, well.


    • Doublethinker says:

      Got o admit though it’s a bit old fashioned to decide an election on who got the most votes. That’s what they used to do back in the democratic era.


  26. Fedup2 says:

    How can the daily mail lead of violent Islamic protests but the BBC not cover it at all ? Especially because it’s about a woman murdered by Iranian police because of a head scarf – their favourite ?

    Government interference – look squirrels …


    • micknotmike says:

      Easy one, this. Two examples :-
      1) muslim kills muslim woman for lack of modesty – Excellent adherence to islamic principles.
      2) White boy pulls off muslem womans headscarf – death to the infidel! And all over the bbc, of course.


    • Broadcasting-on-Behalf-of-the-Caliphate says:

      Except it seems that she was a vax victim – video footage clearly shows her collapsing with no police around her and no beating. It has become a dropping down dead story of a young person with no previous medical history. Let’s see how things are reported from herein.


    • Tabs says:

      This didn’t age well (from 2013)

      Hijab for a day: Non-Muslim women who try the headscarf

      World Hijab Day calls on non-Muslim women to try out life under the traditional head scarf. Can it lead to more religious tolerance and understanding?


  27. Guest Who says:

    We live in interesting times.

    Jeremy is in his pajamas. Maybe hoovering the stairs.

    But not outside.

    Ok, if diverse.


    • Loobyloo says:

      As a biologist by training the science museum is a bloody outrage. Lord Winston should be outraged too but I presume he’s too lily-livered to speak up. I give up – every institution is infiltrated. So now when they teach genetics/human development it will need to be male/female/non-binary. That doesn’t work with the numbers though 🙄

      The west really is screwed, it’s a bloody race to the bottom.
      And….a bit graphic and not my specialist area but isn’t that prosthetic circumcised, unhairy and a bit large? Imagine walking about with that in your pants.


      • Fedup2 says:

        True Looby – anyone speaking out – even a couple of words – gets the treatment – JK Rowling – Starkey – Laurence Fox – all cancelled – declared ‘demons’.

        While I’m on – markets seem to me saying Uk interest rates will be 6% in a few months – as inevitable as the coming cold winter –
        So we can add mortgage troubles to the wows as 2.2? Million fixed rate s come to an end . Now is the time – although getting late ( I am a non com in this )


    • MarkyMark says:

      In 2010, Iran banned ponytails, mullets and long, gelled hair for men, but allowed 1980s-style floppy fringes or quiffs. … Iran’s moderate president, Hassan Rouhani, has spoken against such crackdowns, stating that the police’s duty is to implement the law and not enforce Islam. But hardliners have remained defiant. {guardian may2015}


      Recently, a group of hardliners in the city of Qazvin wrote to the authorities asking them to ban full-body waxing for women in beauty salons. Women receiving hair removal treatments to their private parts was of particular concern.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Were those two girlies going shopping in their dressing gowns not being stalked by that BBC journalist. Can we not see a report somewhere of them being in meltdown about having their privacy invaded, having to put extra security precautions around their homes such as: searchlights, armed guards, watchtowers and dogs etc etc. Hysterical tears also would be in order. At least a five year prison sentence surely?


      • Guest Who says:

        Not clear.

        I suspect a shizzlestirrer sent in by a groupie to his ‘team’ to drive some ratings if Femi or Doc shoal are not free to race bait.

        What is clear is he is a bizarre, hypocritical streak of whizz that is entirely in keeping with The BBC hiring policies in the 70s.

        With all colleagues and the legal establishment in support.


  28. Halifax says:

    Pound at an all time low to Dollar.
    Euro at twenty year low to the Dollar.

    Only one of those storys is presented on the BBC, guess which one ?


    • Docmarooned says:

      What crap. I was in New York in March 1985 on business when the pound was equal to one dollar so hardly all time low.


      • Johnda says:

        Yes I remember it went very low and the guy in our company bought dollars forward and within two weeks it rose again.he was feeling very worried.
        They are now saying worst in half a century, so not all time low


  29. Scroblene says:

    I rather like this, sent by a chum…
    Suppose that once a week, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to £100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this…

    The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
    The fifth would pay £1.
    The sixth would pay £3.
    The seventh would pay £7.
    The eighth would pay £12.
    The ninth would pay £18.
    And the tenth man (the richest) would pay £59. 
    So, that’s what they decided to do.

    The ten men drank in the bar every week and seemed quite happy with the arrangement until, one day, the owner caused them a little problem. “Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your weekly beer by £20.” Drinks for the ten men would now cost just £80.

    The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free but what about the other six men? The paying customers? How could they divide the £20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share? They realized that £20 divided by six is £3.33 but if they subtracted that from everybody’s share then not only would the first four men still be drinking for free but the fifth and sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. 

    So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fairer to reduce each man’s bill by a higher percentage. They decided to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

    And so, the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (a100% saving).
    The sixth man now paid £2 instead of £3 (a 33% saving).
    The seventh man now paid £5 instead of £7 (a 28% saving).
    The eighth man now paid £9 instead of £12 (a 25% saving).
    The ninth man now paid £14 instead of £18 (a 22% saving).
    And the tenth man now paid £49 instead of £59 (a 16% saving). 
    Each of the last six was better off than before with the first four continuing to drink for free. 

    But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings. “I only got £1 out of the £20 saving,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, “but he got £10!” 
    “Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a £1 too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me!” 

    “That’s true!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get £10 back, when I only got £2? The wealthy get all the breaks!” 

    “Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison, “we didn’t get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!” The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. 

    The next week the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important – they didn’t have enough money between all of them to pay for even half of the bill! 

    And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy and they just might not show up any more. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier. 

    For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
    For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Hello Scroblene – I think they got this wrong . In the current climate the government would ‘borrow ‘ the money and pay for the beers .
      The cost of the borrowing can be used from money assigned for caring for the elderly …. who can also be finished off using the 3rd version of the Pfizer jab / flu jab ….


    • pugnazious says:

      Ah but, as Mishal Husain said….we need fairness….and that obviously is not ‘fair’….I may be paying nothing but I make no savings when they cut taxes whilst the government gives handouts to the rich…how is that fair!?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Chinese firm buys pub where David Cameron and Xi Jinping enjoyed a pint
      This article is more than 5 years old
      The Plough at Cadsden, a 16th-century Buckinghamshire inn, has become a hotspot for Chinese tourists since president’s state visit in 2015




  30. Doublethinker says:

    It’s amazing what a couple of weeks can do. I’ve actually got used to using the phrase King Charles . Perhaps in another fortnight I’ll just be using the term, ‘The King’ , just as for decades I said ‘The Queen’.
    But when I referred to the Queen I referred to the figure head of an institution which by and large exemplified values which I shared. When I use the term King Charles I think of an institution which is steadily drifting away from those shared views.
    I hear that Truss wants more migrants to fill all those jobs she is going to create. If these migrants really were a few tens of thousand properly trained engineers, doctors, scientists I might agree but we all know they won’t be , they will be millions of untrained welfare scroungers. Many of whom will contribute to the continued destruction of our country.
    The Tories , Labour and Lib Dems can only collude in this destruction of Britain because of our FPTP system the ‘barrier to entry ‘ is too high for new parties. The old parties know that they are safe no matter how profoundly the electorate disagree with them.
    Direct action seems ever more appealing.


  31. Foscari says:

    I know I wrote about this yesterday but the more I think about it
    the more sick it makes me feel about the BBC’S attitude
    towards it !
    For those of you who missed it. Ben Thompson the BBC Morning
    Programme presenter said with conviction yesterday how
    brave it was of the Indian ladies bowler to run out the
    Enlish batter ,using gamesmanship to win the match for
    This is absolutely typicaly the BBC showing itself up for
    what it is . The BBC has nothing to do with being BRITISH.
    It’s an anathema for them!!


  32. Guest Who says:

    Failing which… ‘Confessions of a dfs Plumber’.


  33. pugnazious says:

    BBC make alarming claims about budget…the cause of the falling pound…..

    ‘The pound has fallen to a record low against the dollar as markets react to the UK’s biggest tax cuts in 50 years’

    The Pound, and Euro, were crashing long before the budget….

    ‘Growing fears about the UK economy, coupled with a stronger dollar boosted by rate rises in the US, had already seen the pound record its worst month since the Brexit referendum in August.
    The pound has fallen 14.5 per cent against the dollar since the start of the year – a factor contributing to the UK’s high inflation rate, as it drives up the cost of some imports and oil is priced in dollars.

    Sterling dropped by 5 per cent in August alone against the dollar, its worst monthly fall since the aftermath of the Brexit referendum in October 2016.’

    So it was on the cards regardless of the budget.

    And how is it that the Euro is also crashing?…..fuel, inflation and US interest rates?….or is it tax cuts?…..odd the BBC makes no reference to the Euro as it sensationalises and politicises the Pound’s fall…..if the euro is crashing at the same time as the pound then maybe there’s the sames reason for both…..

    ‘Euro crashes to record low against dollar as Italy’s Giorgia Meloni and far right win’
    ‘The euro slid to a fresh 20-year low on Monday, falling below 96 cents against the US dollar ― the steepest decline in two decades ― after the rise of a far-right party in Italy’s election rattled investor confidence.

    The single currency, which came into physical circulation in 2002, slumped to $0.9550 against the greenback, before rising again. It was trading at $0.9639 at 10.14am UAE time.

    The euro has been trading below or near parity since mid-August amid a historic energy crisis in Europe compounding the effects of surging inflation. The currency has dropped by more than 15 per cent against the dollar this year.’

    And the Guardian….

    ‘The euro is on the brink of parity with the dollar as investors fear that an energy crisis will plunge the region’s economy into recession.

    The single currency fell to just $1.0003 on Tuesday morning, pushed lower by worries that the scheduled shutdown of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline – which transports natural gas from Russia to Europe – for maintenance could be made permanent.

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February has triggered fears over Europe’s energy supply and hurt the region’s economies, pushing the euro 12% lower against the US dollar so far this year.

    The euro is also being hit by expectations of further aggressive interest rate rises by the US Federal Reserve, which are driving the dollar higher.’


  34. andyjsnape says:

    Aldi boss: Shoppers are switching in their droves

    Discounter? why does the bBC always call them “Discounter” – realistic pricing would be better


    • gb123 says:

      To think at one time the UK had its own discounter stores. Competition, at a cartel level, and management mistakes put an end to that in the 1990s and 2000s. Examples included Kwik Save and Somerfield’s. The “big four” supermarkets are, to some extent, reaping what they sewed by squeezing out the British variants and leaving a gap for foreign competition to develop.


    • Guest Who says:


      BBC staff likely hide M&S motorway stuff in Fortnums bags.

      Aldi is high quality, fair price.

      Our bills there are high mainly because I cannot resist the Aisle of Man (tools with 3 year warranties) when sent out for a Big Daddy steak, shrooms, asparagus and new spuds that serves two for the price of a Big Mac meal at Jack’s Shizzle Bar.


  35. StewGreen says:

    Local radio tweeted the theme of today’s show

    In June 2022 there were 99,000 asylum seekers awaiting an initial decision, making 166,000 in the system.

    We’re spending £1.5bn a year.

    You can’t tell me some of those lads couldn’t drive buses?

    Could we get a win-win situation?
    Discuss on The Burnsy Show @RadioHumberside

    Yep he wants to work with people smugglers and tell paying migrants to hand over their cash and they’ll be driving a Hull bus within months


    • StewGreen says:

      He did bring on Alf from @MigrationWatch who made good points
      eg incentivising dinghy divers with job promises
      is DANGEROUS
      cos it ultimately leads to more dinghy drownings

      and that UK bosses can use tax cuts to offer bigger money to attract British workers


  36. MarkyMark says:

    According to official UK bilateral aid statistics, the UK spent £68.4 million on aid to China in 2019, up from £44.7 million in 2015. Table 1 presents the breakdown of this aid by department or fund over the period from 2015 to 2019.


    LONDON — The U.K.’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office will cut its aid budget for programs in China by 95 percent.

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab unveiled his department’s Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) allocations for 2021-22 in a written parliamentary statement Wednesday.

    Britain will only spend £900,000 on human rights initiatives in China, he said, with some additional funding this year to meet former contractual agreements.



  37. Thoughtful says:

    Some very troubling news which doesn’t appear to have made the media in the UK is that yet another food processing facility has mysteriously caught fire and burned to the ground, but it’s not just any food processing facility, this time it’s the largest one in the world, and it’s in Paris France.

    The Rungis market covers 7000 m2 and employs 13000 people, you might ask the question how on Earth does a load of vegetables mostly water and animal carcasses catch fire over such a large area and it not be contained and at least some of it saved?


    It would appear that our food supplies are under a concerted and deliberate attack, and no one appears to want to talk about it in the media. We don’t know what the consequences will be for us in the UK as a result of this but it won’t be anything good.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Your religion and way of life are up in smoke.



      • vlad says:

        Is that the arson – sorry, totally accidental fire – at Notre Dame, that occurred on the back of a string of other church arsons – sorry, accidental fires?

        Churches in France are destroyed at the rate of one every 2 weeks!

        Fun fact: by an extraordinary and totally unrelated coincidence, in France 1 mosque is being built every 2 weeks.

        Don’t believe me? This from the reputable Catholic News Agency:

        “Although Catholic monuments are still ahead, one mosque is erected every 15 days in France, while one Christian building is destroyed at the same pace,” Lamaze said. “It creates a tipping point on the territory that should be taken into account.”

        Note the chilling words “tipping point”. After which, mosques will outnumber Churches. That’s when the fun really starts.

        Repeat after me: “Allahu Akbar.”

        You’re gonna need it soon.



        • MarkyMark says:

          Mosques near Isle Of Skye
          Ayrshire Muslim Education Centre. Places of Worship. …
          Lanarkshire Central Mosque. Places of Worship. …
          Dunfermline Central Mosque & Islamic Centre. Places of Worship. …
          Livingston Mosque Community Centre. Places of Worship. …
          Annandale Mosque. Places of Worship. …
          Blackhall Mosque. …
          Edinburgh Central Mosque.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Damn south Asians


    • StewGreen says:

      “burned to the ground” Really ?
      I expect it was just a small part of the enormous site that was damaged

      “not just any food processing facility, this time it’s the largest one in the world,”
      False : It’s a food market area.
      “The Rungis International Market is the principal market of Paris, mainly for food and horticultural products, located in the commune of Rungis, in the southern suburbs. It is the second largest wholesale food market in the world.”

      in May there was this


      • Sluff says:

        It’s only a few weeks ago that ‘Animal Rebellion’, an offshoot of ‘Extinction Rebellion’ started gluing themselves to milk lorries and roads outside dairy produce facilities, in a determined attempt to disrupt the dairy food chain.

        Veganism could be the next virtue-signalling extremism. Transgender is so last year.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Damn Russians


  38. pugnazious says:

    Thank heavens we have the BBC to explore and examine ‘controversial’ issues with rigour, insight and a determination to question everything without fear or favour. Lol.

    Graham Norton, chat show host, on Today…asked for some reason, if he thought JK Rowling was a transphobe….kind of a loaded question there suggesting she might be.

    Norton ducked the question but in doing so did announce Rowling was ‘fuelling the fires and not making things better.’ Apparently this is not a debate with a right and a wrong…we should be having a discussion…..but wouldn’t that just ‘fuel the flames’?

    What does that even mean? Nothing…Norton knows when to stay schtum…apart from slipping the knife into Rowling in passing.

    Why did the BBC ask that question? Surely, if they really wanted to look at the issue and not just get a denunciation of Rowling as it seems was the agenda, they would ask Norton if he thought trans-women were the same as real women….and then ask what he thought of the trans narrative that gay people aren’t really gay but trans?

    The BBC of course would never ask such questions because it brings into doubt the trans lobby’s narrative and campaign.

    The BBC likes to portray social media as the worm in the apple but it is the MSM, like the BBC, that is the really destructive, toxic and malign manipulator that poisons society as they try to destroy the family, the police, social norms, values and beliefs, and science itself, democracy, history and, literally, the very DNA of this country as they seek to wipe out everything this country is and stands for in order to start again in an attempt to produce some utopian idyll where ‘whiteness’ is erased, women no longer exist and facts, science and rationality are reduced to being mere subjective elements of a world to be determined by feelings, instincts and happy thoughts.

    If you want peace, harmony and a rosy future shut the BBC and put its staff into real jobs…down the mines, cutting hedges manually or in a factory. Guessing their views on what is a priority will change a lot as the view from the ivory tower recedes and reality hits them hard.


  39. vlad says:

    Poor BBC must be in meltdown!
    First Truss, then Sweden, now Italy!
    Fascists everywhere!

    Their propaganda piece – sorry, ‘report’ – on the election screams out: “Ms Meloni is widely expected to form Italy’s most right-wing government since World War Two.”

    Geddit? “Most right-wing… WW2”? We’re talking Mussolini here!

    And in case you didn’t geddit, they spell it out, loud and clear: “she leads a party rooted in a post-war movement that rose out of dictator Benito Mussolini’s fascists.”

    Aargh, run for the hills.
    And in case you still don’t geddit, they expose her terrifying manifesto:

    “Yes to the natural family, no to the LGBT lobby, yes to sexual identity, no to gender ideology… no to Islamist violence, yes to secure borders, no to mass migration… no to big international finance… no to the bureaucrats of Brussels!”

    Oh, man’s inhumanity to man. Oh, the horror.




    • Fedup2 says:

      Has something gone wrong with the Obama election theft method ? Or are they saving it for the US midterms ….

      Surely the EU Helga should make them vote again to get the approved result ?

      We need a real scrap now – with the Italians copying the krauts in pretending to be against Putin but still buying discounted oil and gas of ‘indeterminate origin ‘ …. ( cue satellite pictures of dodgy oil tankers ) …


  40. Guest Who says:

    Always intrigued when I get a promoted or ‘suggested for you’, supposedly AI post on my timeline.

    Never had it.
    No I never will.

    Though my problem hair could do with the BBC frizz.


    • vlad says:

      Is that the same PayPal that shuts down the accounts of anyone they don’t like, i.e. anyone with even mildly conservative views?


  41. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    When campaigning for the Tory party leadership did Truss mention she wanted to increase immigration.
    Is this her way to fix the channel crossers fleeing France by letting them all in legally.


  42. Fedup2 says:

    There is a new 2 minute 14 second piece showing the beliefs of the new PM of Italy – apparently it is Far Right – sin which case I am Far Right – can someone put it up here please because the BBC is describing her as Far Right ….


  43. NISA says:

    Phew! A little reading might have saved me from wasting time on tonight’s start of a 4 part drama 2 “Inside Man”

    Radio Times is enthusiastic, of course, but tells me “Explaining how these storylines interlock would shatter the tension. All you really need know is that this is the brainchild of Steven Moffat, who, in his scripts for Doctor Who and Sherlock, showed himself to be as much a conjurer as a writer.”

    I have a less charitable view of Moffat’s output, less of a conjurer he is the man for whom the phrase deus ex machina might have been coined, implausible plot resolution as standard


  44. StewGreen says:

    12pm local news After the news that Doncaster Airport is to close
    The news reader and presenter had a chat
    in which they both repeated the #FakeNews that
    “the problem started when Wizz Air stopped flying from Doncaster”

    Previous tweets have complained about other media making the same error, and this discouraging passengers
    The actual story is that Wizz had signed a contract to BASE aircraft at Doncaster
    however given the Covid problems Wizz dropped that idea.
    As usual media did 2+2 = 5 and keep saying Wizz stopped flights

    em in the real world Wizz Air still fly every day from Doncaster Airport

    It’s just the aircraft are based in other airports.


  45. MarkyMark says:

    From EU to immigration: What Italy’s next government might do


    Foreign policy
    Salvini and Berlusconi have long been close to Russia but the coalition programme emphasises respect for commitments made as part of NATO and – a key point for Meloni – support for Ukraine following Russia’s February 24 invasion.

    It also backs support for all initiatives to find a solution to the conflict.

    With Meloni and Salvini’s parties eurosceptic, the programme commits to “full adherence to the European integration process” while seeking a “more political and less bureaucratic” bloc.

    It also calls for a review of EU rules on public spending and economic governance.

    Furthermore, it calls for the defence and promotion of Europe’s “Judeo-Christian” and classical roots.

    Economy and social
    The programme says Italy should make full use of the almost 200 billion euros ($193bn) it has been allotted under the EU’s recovery plan in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    It calls for a reduction in the tax burden for families, businesses and the self-employed, including a flat tax for the latter.

    Security and immigration
    The right-wing coalition has said public safety is a priority, promising to fight everything from petty crime to mafias, violence against women and the sale and distribution of illicit drugs.

    They have also committed to fighting any form of anti-Semitism and Muslim fundamentalism.

    At the same time, they have said they will manage legal migration in a more orderly way, including programmes on the inclusion of new arrivals. NO END!

    Energy and environment
    Energy emerged as a key issue during campaigning, with many Italians worrying about how they would pay their bills as the country heads into the colder months.

    Russian gas accounts for 40 percent of Italy’s imports and is under strain from the Ukraine war, the coalition has said it would increase the production of renewable energy.

    They have provided little detail, however, saying only that they will diversify energy supplies and implement a plan for energy-self sufficiency, including the use of resources within Italy, such as natural gas.

    They have said they will also consider the use of nuclear power.

    Italy’s population has been declining, and the coalition has promised measures to encourage people to have more children.

    Its plans include free nurseries, employment protection for young mothers, an increase in welfare payments for families, and support for families with disabled people who are dependents.


    What is Our Demographic Destiny?



    • MarkyMark says:

      The wife described an incident in which her husband “shoved” a pro-abortion activist away from his 12-year-old son after the man kept hurling “crude… inappropriate and disgusting” comments at the Houcks and entered the son’s “personal space.” The man, who was not hurt, tried to sue Houck. Ryan-Marie told LifeSite that the violation charge was thrown out of the District Court in Philadelphia this summer, but was somehow picked up by the Justice Department.


  46. MarkyMark says:


    Christine Lee: Labour MP Barry Gardiner says Chinese agent ‘gained no political advantage’ from him
    In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Brent North MP Barry Gardiner denies he feels “a fool” following the revelation that Christine Lee – who donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to him – has been engaged in “political interference activities”.

    Greg Heffer
    Political reporter @GregHeffer

    Friday 14 January 2022 09:53, UK


    Asked by Sky News chief political correspondent Jon Craig if he ever discussed Labour policy with Ms Lee, Mr Gardiner replied: “No, not in great detail, no.”



  47. MarkyMark says:




  48. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm BBCdiversity obsession
    they bring on an American playwright who now lives in London
    to promote another story ” Britain was cruel to black women”


    • StewGreen says:

      “This was the most severe suppression of unrest in the history of the British West Indies.”
      “preacher Bogle, who had called for reforms, and was charged with inciting to riot.

      Governor Edward John Eyre declared martial law in the area, ordering in troops to hunt down the rebels. They killed many innocent black individuals, including women and children, with an initial death toll of more than 400
      300 were also arrested, but many of them were quickly tried and executed”


    • MarkyMark says:

      Many societies throughout history have practised slavery, and Muslim societies were no exception.

      It’s thought that as many people were enslaved in the Eastern slave trade as in the Atlantic slave trade.

      It’s ironic that when the Atlantic slave trade was abolished the Eastern trade expanded, suggesting that for some Africans the abolition of the Atlantic trade didn’t lead to freedom, but merely changed their slave destination.



  49. pugnazious says:

    ‘The coverage of the police shooting of Chris Kaba looks almost like a concerted effort on the part of certain journalists and politicians to actively stir conflict.’

    Interesting how Kaba’s family are shown the body-cam video of what happened when he was shot and suddenly they want to back out of the campaign to stir up race riots around the country that the BBC seemed so willing and eager to promote for them and their ‘allies’, you know the race grifters and baiters who want to whip this up for their own reasons.

    The BBC tries to frame this differently though…

    ‘Chris Kaba shooting: Grieving family to take a step back’

    So….they step back because they are ‘grieving’ and under pressure not at all because the truth is a bit inconvenient for the highly politicised, divisive and dangerous narrative they, and the BBC et al, chose to push….an unarmed back man executed by racist police.

    Note the BBC still doesn’t report Kaba’s very criminal past and associations.

    Will the BBC quietly move on until they do find their very own George Floyd/Rodney King moment that they desperately seek in order to ‘justify’ the destruction of Britain?…not that George Floyd, violent thug, drug addict and criminal, didn’t help things along here as well as in America.


    As The Spectator suggests..the media, and some politicians, seem to be prepared to cause racial conflict rather than tell the truth and calm things down….

    ‘Why exactly is it that the journalists and politicians who claim to be most proud of multicultural, multiethnic Britain seem to be the ones most determined to tear it apart?

    To read the newspapers, you might sometimes think a deep cover cell of white separatists is secretly running the show. Why else would left wing politicians and newspapers who supposedly want us to pull together as one spend their time pumping out racial agitprop in their never-ending search for attention? Why else would they emphasise division and mistrust, undermine institutions, and blatantly mislead people about the country they live in if not to advance a cause which benefits from these things?

    I ask this because the coverage of the police shooting of Chris Kaba looks almost like a concerted effort on the part of certain journalists and politicians to actively stir conflict.’

    The BBC is the most dangerous organisation in Britain….let’s have a full-on inquiry into how it, not by accident but deliberately and with malign intent, whips up hate towards so many groups, let’s ask if it is right that a national broadcaster that creates hostility, division and polarisation should be allowed to broadcast, let’s ask how a media organisation that is tasked under law by its charter to maintain civil society, sustain citizenship and promote unity and cohesion can in fact be the source of so much conflict and disorder, racial hatred and political discord and corruption of our democracy…..the BBC’s licence to broadcast and report should be withdrawn immediately given how dangerous it is to the health, wealth and unity of Britain and British society.