207 Responses to Weekend 1 October 2022

  1. Scroblene says:


    Morning everybody!

    Lots of Ms Truss’s ‘insisting’, ‘resisting calls’ and a “committed” from the awful bbc; they never give up do they!

    What the UK really needs is a broadcaster which supports the place, not tries to be clever and tear it apart.


  2. Zephir says:

    Maxincony is keen to call bigots out, well, this is where equality and diversity shite has led us to :

    “Bullied, beaten and driven out of her school: Girl, 14, became a pariah after asking if people who weren’t black could be victims of racism during a class debate on Black Lives Matter

    Clumps of her hair had been pulled out.

    Her face and body were bruised, her lip swollen. So severe were the injuries to her legs, she was unable to walk for a fortnight.

    But as bad as the physical battering was, its aftermath had more far-reaching and pernicious consequences: friends of Becky’s 14-year-old assailant had filmed the attack on their smartphones and posted it online like some grotesque badge of honour.

    A montage of photos, insults and accusations was posted online by an unknown troll and viewed 1,400 times.

    Even when Becky’s life became so unbearable that she was forced in February of this year to go to a new school, the ‘racist’ smear preceded her.

    Andrea recalls how it all began with that innocent comment during an informal classroom debate about BLM.

    ‘Afterwards, Becky was cornered in the toilets, her bag was grabbed and her face was shoved under the hand drier. A boy told her she had been ‘cancelled’ for being racist.’

    Quite simply, Becky instantly became a social pariah.

    In September 2021, in a queue for the Covid vaccination, a student told Becky: ‘I hope the vaccine kills you.’ By October, Becky had started to receive a string of texts and emails from anonymous accounts.

    The torrent was sickening: ‘Racist little whore,’ ‘F*** you b***h,’ ‘F*** your Mama and your kids,’ ran a few of them.

    ‘Around this time, too, Becky had a ball deliberately thrown at her head with great force in PE. And a photo of her, sitting alone, looking at her phone, was circulated on social media, with the tag ‘racist’.

    ‘She was taking refuge in a toilet cubicle when some girls banged on the door and said if she didn’t come out they’d beat up her sister.

    this particular girl, known for her violence, laid into Becky, punching and kicking her to the ground, pulling her hair out. She was known for posting videos of herself fighting other girls and her friends filmed the attack on Becky. The film of her being beaten up is still being circulated and there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it.’

    Forced to change school, ‘We got a call from Becky,’ recalls Andrea. ‘She was crying, inconsolable. She said, ‘I just knew this would happen.’ She’d bumped into the worst group of pupils from her old school.

    ‘They followed her from shop to shop. She and her friends tried to find sanctuary in one shop, but they were kicked out.

    ‘Then the bullies threw a drink over her. They started videoing the altercation, taunting her, hitting her until she fell to the ground, then picking up a bin and upending it on her head.

    police interviewed the girls under caution. But they were juveniles. There weren’t prosecuted. They only got a formal caution.’



    • Charlie Farley says:

      Good post Zephir
      I’m sure banning mobile phones in Schools would help , One of my Sisters is a Teacher and at her School they banned them which has helped….one of the ” little darlings ” said if I don’t have my phone I won’t know if my Grandma has died….she replied with don’t worry she’ll still be dead when you get home ! !
      Still BBC free apart listening to Tony Blackburn .


      • Wild Bill says:

        Mobile phones should never have been allowed in schools, in the 70s I couldnt phone home from school, my parents didnt have a landline phone, like most of my friends, we managed okay.


    • Guest Who says:

      Leave the poor love alone.

      It is hurting since the bbc forced him to share his cubicle with Eddie Izzard and a No. 11 staffer visiting W1A got a snap.


  3. Thoughtful says:

    The cost of living and inflation has affected me really badly. I couldn’t afford to keep up the monethly payments to my excorcist.

    I’ve been repossessed !


  4. AsISeeIt says:

    Gotcha Nord Stream and the ultimate cheesecake edition

    We begin with one of those instances of mixed messages in the media today. Surprisingly, given the supposed broad spectrum of political leaning in our press, a rather rare occurrence.

    The progressive Guardian is pleased to promote: Great walks of Europe

    Whereas, the conservative Telegraph cautions: The battle for Mont Blanc. Summit in danger of becoming Disneyland

    There’s apparently no danger of any peace summit in this corner of Europe: Nato will help Ukraine recapture annexed territories

    His Majesty’s The Very Own Daily Express “United with the people of Ukraine” is our warmonger in chief, defining for us our apparent casus belli: Putin rails against ‘satanic’ West after seizing Ukrainian land

    So, if I’ve got this right, there’s two issues here – to borrow from the tabloidese vernacular – Vlad’s a mad lad: Putin’s still a nutjob (Daily Star); plus there’s the sphere of influence issue: Putin raises nuclear stakes for Nato by annexing captured Ukrainian regions (FT) – like we knew he was going to.

    Escalation of war. Putin signs ‘accession treaties’ (Guardian) – when will the lefty Gruan at last come out against the war? We’re waiting on that one.

    As the likes of Biden, Boris, Liz Truss and the Daily Express – great minds think alike (?) – dream of ultimate victory – what does a win for us look like? I’m guessing it’s in the form of the rainbow flag being raised above the Kremlin…

    One can’t help but recall 1982. There was this recently elected female Tory leader attempting significant economic reforms, she was beset by personal vilification and bitter political battles. Then came the – some said welcome – distraction of an unprovoked foreign invasion. Oh, but the clarion calls for peace talks, UN intervention, Peruvian or yet Chilean mediation… anything but war.

    How the peacenik Labour MP Tam Dalyell railed against the torpedoing of the Belgrano – lawyerishly insisting she was outside the exclusion zone and anyway was steaming away in a perfectly peaceful manner.

    Where now the Labourite top forensic brains questioning western provocations? If we see any torpedoing of piplines (say) then it obviously wasn’t the good guys what done it… one alludes there to that infamous Sun headline “It’s The Sun Wot Won It”

    By the way, research in the dusty archives reveals the Sun’s other iconic Gotcha screamer shared a black and white frontpage with the sub headline: Union boycotts war

    What of our present day trades unions? Our Casey Joneses are taking some more odd days off from their steamin’ an’ a rollin’ (the rail unions do in fact spare a passing thought for foreign affairs – something to do with Spanish Practices) whilst Pop-It-In Pete (TM Larry Grayson) would rather we don’t receive those Christmas cards from our aunt Betty in Sidcup. If that strike drags on too long our letterboxes may heal up in a similar fashion to the way in which our NHS is hoping going forward sick patients will cura te ipsum (heal thyselves) without troubling our nationalised health institution unduly.

    The Guardian is ramarkably frank about its editorial commentary contents and opinion pieces this morning: Free inside Cheese. I jest of course – this is a food feature: From Stilton Soup to the ultimate cheesecake

    BBC: Iran protests: ‘Nine Europeans’ arrested in latest unrest… Intelligence officers detained people deemed to be “agents of foreign spy organisations” either at protests or “behind the scenes”, local media said. – oh but they were just over there on holiday… visiting relatives…

    The Spy Who Loved Me? Confessions of a mistress John le Carré and me (The Times) – espionage based kiss and tell story

    Win your mortgage paid for a year (Daily Mail) – that’s quite some financial commitment the Mail has chanced there – I hope they’re sufficiently insured.

    Car firm dumps queue-jump star. Phil £1m ads axed (The Sun) – this is We Buy Any Car (but not, apparently, any star) and the former face of the company, Phillip Schofield, 60. Having kicked the tires and looked dubiously at the milometer: A source said: “There’s clearly a feeling in the company that he is not the right fit for the future”

    Talking of faces that fit…

    One had one of those double take moments taking a quick glance at The Sun’s whopping big frontpage promotion for: Free Wold Cup Qatar 2022 Panini album and stickers. Inside with your TV mag – we note example collectable stickers featuring international footballing heroes such as Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) and Christian Eriksen (Denmark) plus the mug shot of Jack Grealish (England): Jack Grealish pictured back behind the wheel for the first time since he was banned from driving for reversing his £80k Range Rover into two parked cars after lockdown party in 2020 (Daily Mail) – but I diverge from the point. Pictured alongside these global soccer luminaries we notice the similarly sized and proportionately framed portrait of the incongruous: Graham Norton (Yes, I’m married…) – that’s right, we guessed he played for the other side.

    Does one have to lick the back of Panini stickers, or are they self-adhesive?

    Sometimes I have to wonder, do newspaper editors ever perchance glance at Mr AsISeeIt’s commentary? Promoting a typical female celeb journo angst feature the Guardian reflects: Marina Hyde ‘I look back at 2016 and think oh get over yourself, luv’ – coulda been me said that!


    • Fedup2 says:

      The picture of the black non chancellor outside the treasury featured in the Daily Mirror is a laugh out loud moment…

      … look speaking as a racist ‘-they all look the same to me ‘ must have featured in the picture Editors’ head ….

      … for the record .. I don’t think he remotely looks like him – perhaps – superficially … though … ask a labour MP called ‘Huk’….


  5. Guest Who says:

    BBC core audience for funny stuff.

    Ian and Paul know they are being replaced by Dr. Gail and Rob, with Greta as permanent Chairgrinch.

    Oh, and… #CCBGB


  6. Jeff says:

    There aren’t many programmes that I regularly watch on the BBC, but Gardeners’ World is one of them. I never miss it. Last night they entertained us for an entire hour with a lecture about “the climate catastrophe” Oh great…

    The rather comely, Frances Tophill, was seen scrunching along a pebbled beach looking forlornly for hardy flora that might survive in the harsh drought conditions we’re going to be experiencing. There were some raggedy sea kales and other rough looking little things that grow on rocks. To be honest I wasn’t overly keen, but apparently, with all this dry weather, that’s all we’ll be able to grow.

    Later there was a pleasant young chap showing us a technique to irrigate his tomatoes. You know, I never experience any problems doing this, I just pick up a watering can, job done, but…He informed us that almost any day now there won’t be enough water to waste on such things and we’ll have to adapt to the changing conditions. Crikey…

    Then it was back to the delightful Frances, who was chatting to an earnest young fellow all about drought resistant plants for the garden. “Yes”, said the serious young man, “we used to grow all manner of plants here that we can’t anymore; it’s just so hot and dry, they don’t survive. We’ve had to adapt”

    While watching this I occasionally looked through the living room window. It was belting down. The rain hammered on my double glazing so hard I thought it was going to force its way in.

    Already this morning I’ve had a little tour of my garden. All of the old-fashioned cottage plants are as healthy as can be. Everywhere is lush and healthy and looking lovely. The lawn is green and spongey. The borders are vibrant.

    You know, I don’t think I’ll worry too much about the coming drought…


    • Wild Bill says:

      Same here Jeff, in Cumbria, everthing is just the same as it has been for hundreds of years, the gardens and hedgerows are flourishing.


  7. Guest Who says:

    Amazingly, guess what BBC The Social is pushing on social media…

    “I refuse to compromise what I choose to wear for what I love to do.”

    Go on… guess.


  8. Flotsam says:

    A City trader, Crispin Odey, claims that Remainders are responsible for the run on the Pound.

    There is a wider issue of course. The failure of Remainers to accept the result of the Brexit referendum damaged our exit from the EU. The BBC, MSM, Supreme Court ensured that the EU had the upper hand for about four years, delaying trade negotiations instead of Britain being able to move forward. The role of the BBC was particularly damaging. Millions still believe that the BBC is unbiased, the manipulation of the Brexit debate and then it’s participation in subverting Democracy was key to Remoaner power.
    Then Labour/BBC drove the Covid agenda forcing the Government into damaging lockdowns.

    And the the Ukraine war.

    Then we have the anti Boris campaign. Did anyone in the Left/BBC/Labour actually understand that Boris was our leader, our figurehead recognised throughout the World? He was Britain, the attacks on Boris ensured that he became unable to govern.



    • Up2snuff says:

      Flotsam, guess who worked for Odey Asset Management ?


    • JohnC says:

      I was talking to a local businessman who makes big things from steel. He was complaining that as soon as things start to look better, the media do their very best to pull the whole country down and ruin it. Just as they have done with Truss. The steel he uses was just coming down in price after the COVID fiasco and now it’s gone right back up again.

      And of course the BBC are a major player in all of this. They want to destroy Brexit-Britain and take us back into the EU under Labour. They got rid of Boris (who had popular support) and replaced him with Mavis out of Coronation Street.

      Now they are doing exactly the same to try and ruin the Conservatives as a whole. Just today I received an email for a petition demanding a general election.

      The BBC (and all the other remainers) don’t care one bit about what damage or misery they cause with their political games. That’s the REAL face of the Left. They are extreme hypocrites.


      • theisland says:

        Martin Daubney agrees.


        • Thoughtful says:

          Martin Daubney might be right that they are, but it doesn’t make Truss and Kwamikahsi’s budget any more palatable.

          You might not know, but the BoE have only comitted to buying bonds for two weeks, after that it could be yet another financial crisis.

          Now we still have an issue with pension providers still in crisis, government spending out of control, and an evil witch giving tax breaks to high earners most of whom are in the medja, or sports and would never vote Tory in a million years, whilst telling those less fortunate they are facing cuts to fund her insanity.

          Worse than that she is trying to pump more money into an already over heated economy pushing up inflation to over 20% next year, with a hopelessly inept and timid BoE governor and MPC failing to increase interest rates sufficiently to get a grip of the nettle.


          • JohnC says:

            I have to agree that the scrapping of the higher rate tax was something of a shock to me and presumed it is part of a strategy which my mortal brain cannot comprehend the longer term implications and consequences.

            But it absolutely does not give the BBC the right to use it as a pretext to destroy the government in order to get their favoured party elected and hopefully rejoin the EU. The Tories were given a mandate by the election and ‘democracy’ means we get to vote them out next time if we don’t like it. The BBC should just be reporting what happens – not acting like immature lefty student activists. OFCOM have completely failed in their duty.


            • Fedup2 says:

              JohnC – correct nomenclature please – it’s BBCOFCOM …


              • JohnC says:

                What annoys me about this is that in 2 years, we may well be reading:

                ‘Report concludes OFCOM were found to have failed in their duty when they allowed the BBC to breach their impartiality mandate around the removal of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss as leaders of the Conservative party.

                ‘New chief of OFCOM pledges changes will be made to ensure it doesn’t happen again’

                When its abundantly clear to everybody right now what they are up to. Of course those leftys who agree with it will claim it was all fair and above board because they are all monumental hypocrites.


  9. Johnda says:

    This morning BBC are now saying its a price cap per unit not the whiles bill so the more you use the more you pay and the less you use the less you pay. Thanks BBc for clearing that up for me.

    They have been caught out on there lie of Maximum £2500.00


  10. JohnC says:

    BBC headline for today::

    ‘Liz Truss admits disruption after tax cut pledges’

    ‘admits’ infers she did something wrong and has eventually confessed to it.

    This is now beyond ridiculous. The BBC are going after Truss in exactly the same way as they went after Boris. They have been relentlessly running negative headlines all week and to keep the momentum going, they are now making them up from non-stories like this.

    The BBC are now a very serious threat to our democracy with their partisan agenda. They should have been reigned in by OFCOM over ‘partygate’ and now they are doing it with complete confidence because they know OFCOM approve it.


  11. theisland says:

    As posted by G.W.F. last night and worth watching again in full Jeff’s analysis of Truss attending Macron’s European Political Community meeting in Prague on 6 October.
    Back into the clutches of the EU via the back door and particularly bad for UK defence and security.

    “The whole UK establishment will have been badgering Truss every minute of every day to get her there.”
    On such matters, Truss will always do what the civil servants (Starmer’s mates) tell her to do.

    Speaking of security


  12. Tabs says:

    I heard about 2 minutes of Radio 4 this morning before switching it off. They were interviewing some black girl with a London chav accent who could barely speak the King’s English.

    “What I didn’t realise about wetlands is they are lands that are wet.”

    £4.5 billion a year for this rubbish.


    • JohnC says:

      Half their staff were taken on because of quotas and they have to give them something to do !.

      I’ve noticed the general standard of the website articles these days is very, very poor. They seem to think the empathy they can milk from a story is more important than the story itself.

      News by children for idiots.


  13. Thoughtful says:



  14. Lunchtime Loather says:

    I’ll admit to not being the greatest fan of Steve Wright, but I have to admire his choice of the last two songs on his last R2 show yesterday: Bad Blood by Taylor Swift and Radio Gaga by Queen.

    I think it fair to say that 1980s radio finally died yesterday.


    • Zephir says:

      Just a pity there is not a song available called

      “Here come the blacks and the wimmin”

      Or a cover of the Bee Gees ‘New York Mining Disaster 1941‘

      “BBC rating disaster 2022”


    • BRISSLES says:

      LL, for me 1960’s radio died long long ago. Thank God for Boom radio !

      I remember my Dad – whose music era was the big bands, Sinatra / Crosby, of the 40’s, clinging desperately to Alan Dell every Sunday for his music “fix”. Now, that era has been consigned to the Museum of Music.


    • Wild Bill says:

      If I was Steve Wright I would have walked weeks ago, after many years in the job it seems the bBbc have treated him badly.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Did you listen to the final show ? I was at 35000 feet at the time – luckily surrounded by air aeroplane and excellent Malbec ….

        ( lunchtime loather – just read your comment – thanks ) …

        I guess it was that or WOLD…by the sadly late Harry Chapin


  15. tomo says:

    Just come across some more local plods plodding


    • Zephir says:

      The gobby one at the back needs a hair and beard cut and a diet, FFS looks like a Hobbit, or Gandalf after a three day feast.

      At least the WPC was reasonable, unlike the testosterone fueled PCs looking for conflict with a single male alone (until BLM start rioting or the muzzies kick off and then they suddenly find some paperwork to keep them in the station no doubt)


      • tomo says:



        • Up2snuff says:

          That guy filming is really guilty of a crime: wasting Police time. Unfortunately, the quality and quantity of police out there talking to the videographer do not know that! What a state we are in, in the UK now. Police not very bright, not very knowledgeable.

          Strange thing but looking at the front pages of the newspapers this morning, the thought crossed my mind that the police would much rather be out looking important trying to find a body in a closed murder case, for which the suspects have been tried and imprisoned, rather than dealing with current burglaries, sexual assaults on young girls by ‘groups of men’ in Rochdale, Rotherham, and elsewhere and so on.


    • G says:

      I’ve seen this person before and I cannot follow his deliberate taunting. If he approached me in the same manner, I would pan him.


      • tomo says:


        I have sympathy with that 🙂

        – he can be deliberately provocative.

        – having said that – most situations can be de-escalated with some thought – physical argy-bargy + trumped up charges similarly reduced with some actual training…

        What we see in the video above is some dickheads thinking that the uniform gives them license to both intimidate and make up shit – and that the system inoculates them from the consequences of any wrongdoing – and we see plenty of evidence that they are usually correct in that assumption.


    • G.W.F. says:

      Oh goodness me. The cop asked what he was doing and we get a bucketful of abuse.


    • Wild Bill says:

      Isnt calling them Pigs an offence?
      He needs taking down a peg or two.


    • Banania says:

      He just went in there to pick a quarrel. A pointless activity.


      • StewGreen says:

        Yep it is a lot of these YouTube people. calling themselves “auditors” are time wasting provokers.

        There some honourable YouTubers like PAP and Crimebodge


  16. Doublethinker says:

    Just watched two editions of John Anderson in Conversation with Dennis Prager and then with Victor DavisHansen available on You Tube. Two highly respected right of centre commentators.

    Both of them believe that we are teetering on the brink of societal collapse, that the liberal left globalists despise the West and want to see it destroyed and are increasingly in a position to do so. They provide an impressive list of the lunatic policies of the Biden administration.

    They see a way in which conservatives can fight back and reverse Wokism but it must start in the USA and depends on presentation to the American voters of a positive vision of the future and a realistic programme to begin that journey back to sanity , order and prosperity.

    They caution against spending too much time seeking retributive justice for the illegalities practised by the Democrats against Trump . They view this as wasting time when we are so close to the cliff edge. Therefore either Trump puts the past injustices practised against him behind him and focuses on leading America forward or he must be replaced by De Santis , Cotton or Pompeo.

    The question which wasn’t asked was why if the liberal elite so clearly despise the working class , and say so very openly do significant numbers of that class still vote Democrat? Nor was election fixing and how to stop it discussed. Two very important topics next month and in 2024.


    • G says:


      I Concur. The two are brilliant in particular the level headed VDH. Its nice to have your own long standing visions of where the West is going, promoted by these two genuine thinkers.


    • tomo says:

      If you watch the “round table” / panel of conservatives that Dinesh de Souza had to elicit conservative reaction to 2000 Mules (inc. Dennis Praeger) you’ll see what an utterly gutless bunch many Republicans are. (VDH is a real pearl among swine)

      The things that characterise the Democrat / Deep State “alliance” absolutely includes a total disrespect for boundaries and I’d argue that until retributive justice for the illegalities practised by the Democrats (not just against Trump!) are addressed then Democrat behaviour is simply not going to improve.

      There was historically more middle ground (and pragmatism) in US politics from what I’ve seen ( imho Tulsi Gabbard is a testament to that) – and the ever ratcheting hate that the “liberal globalist leftists” have injected has polarised and driven people apart.

      This is a war that will have to be fought on a bunch of different fronts.

      The ignoring of boundaries is, imho right up there – Biden’s string pullers think the can do whatever they like – and up to now they’ve been proven correct in that assumption – this has to change.

      Laying the putrid antics of the present administration at Joe (senile) & Kamala’s (imbecile) doors looks to be the plan and the true perps get to move on unmolested….


      • Doublethinker says:

        Yes I o would like to see the guilty men and woman put in jail after a fair trial. I think we could be looking at several hundred guilty of serious offences. But the argument presented is that voters will be more attracted to a campaign which provides a positive vision , a road map, to get the cost of living down,the streets safe, their children to be sensibly educated , immigration under control, than they would to a campaign that focused more on the undoubted crimes of the past.
        Once in office retribution can take place but only as a secondary element.
        Once in


        • tomo says:

          … what grates mightily is the constant confession via projection that the Democrat cabal indulge in?


        • Beltane says:

          Fine in theory DT – but where will they find the judges to dispense the requisite justice?


          • Doublethinker says:

            Trump appointed a hell of a lot of judges . The problem is that the left / Democrats choose to have the cases they bring against the right and particularly Trump supporters in jurisdictions that have corrupt politicised leftist judges. When the Republicans regain power they will ensure that the cases that they bring will be tried in front of proper unbiased non political judges and the cases judged on facts.
            Don’t misunderstand me , I think that unless the wrong doing if the Democrats in the period 2015 to present is exposed and the perpetrators prosecuted the American public will never regain their faith in their democracy nor in their judicial system. But for the forthcoming campaigns the public have more urgent , more immediate issues on their minds.


  17. Concrete sea says:

    I had the misfortune of catching some of Newsnight last night.
    Victoria Derbyshire supposedly an experienced and respected journalist simpering and fawning over one of her guests a single dad on Universal Credit. Whilst I had some sympathy with this guy it was unfortunately another example of bias. Not presenting things factually and VD coming in with sharp intakes of breath, heavy sighs and a generally greasy attitude each time the guy spoke or when she ever so gently probed him with leading questions ..‘What will you do if Universal Credit is not increased in line with inflation’ … What if…..
    I really should but just cannot believe how low that organisation stoops at times.


    • tomo says:

      @Concrete sea

      Many BBC folk simply do not know that there is a bottom to every barrel – just like their mates over at The Guardian.


  18. vlad says:

    Biden and his handlers are strangely silent on the heroic uprising in Iran against the rotten islamo-fascist regime there, giving the demonstrators no support whatsoever.

    Why? Because he/they are desperate for a deal with Iran, over oil and over nuclear capability.

    BOTH OF WHICH crises are entirely of Biden’s making.

    What a useless, rotten, corrupt, inept President.

    And how the BBC drool over the Imbecile.


    • Thoughtful says:

      No sympathy with them. They had a revolution against the Shah because they wanted to be forced to wear Islamic dress, and then when they got what they were fighting for they found they didn’t like that much either!

      A bit like here when the sheeple think it might be time for a change and then every time things get worse, they are and can never be content with what is the best outcome always believing something else might be better when it plainly isn’t.


  19. tomo says:

    What a useless, rotten, corrupt, inept administration

    – there, fify 🙂

    It’s become a bit obvious that one tactic that is being deployed is piling the blame on Joe (not that he doesn’t deserve a lot!) – I saw something earlier in the week where his immediate handlers appeared deliberately mis-briefed him in order to make him look bad….


    • Sluff says:

      Tomo. I’m confused.
      That quote.
      Are you referring to the American government or the BBC?


  20. Eddy Booth says:

    What do we know about the new convoy attack?

    “In short, not a lot.
    In its announcement, Ukraine’s security service SBU said the civilians in the convoy of vehicles hit by Russians in north-eastern Ukraine were shot at close range in the “grey zone” – the term used by Ukraine’s military to describe the no-man’s land.

    But it did not specify neither the exact day of the attack, nor the direction the convoy was travelling when it came under fire.

    The SBU said its officers were now investigating what they describe as a “war crime” committed by Russian troops..

    How about just explaining what the purpose of a convoy is?
    Isn’t a series of single vehicles a little bit less noticeable than a big group.


  21. Guest Who says:

    So, Politico, how did that ‘suggested for you’ post pan out?

    I just copied to post here as meeting almost any Beeboid, especially so billed, sounds beyond daft. Others…


  22. Guest Who says:

    Pleeeeeease let that miserable Northern git the bbc so loves to be booked next on QT next week.


  23. brexiteerkent says:


    London lefty protests… again ..

    I have a question .. How come the left can organise stuff like this and it gets loads of publicity and people attending with pre made banners and posters etc yet when the right try to organise anything ( like last weekend’s anti immigration demo ) it never really works out. Is it just the success of the ” establishment” making sure the right can never get to air their opinion or is it more ?


    • StewGreen says:

      It’s as if the BBC and the Labour PR dept are closely linked

      Socialist Worker seem to be specialists in pre-printed banners.
      Hatey not Hopey,
      and Stand up to People We Falsely Smear As Racists
      both use similar preprinted banners
      I think there may be a print union connection.


    • Sluff says:

      I saw this. There were about 200 people there, a number for which the BBC crew present formed a statistically significant proportion !!!!


  24. Sluff says:

    Slightly different take on BBC bias.

    First item on news. Todays rail strike.
    Cue the usual voxpop. A lady who had breast cancer cannot get to the London Marathon. Sob.
    A flat-capped gent was 100% behind the strikers. Up the workers.

    But 90% of journeys on a Saturday are not by rail. So the vast majority of the public, unseen, unheard, were barely affected. As usual.
    Why were they not interviewed?
    Mr Sluff went to the supermarket today BY CAR as he normally does, in order to bring back four heavy bagfuls of shopping and…..he was not interviewed by the BBC about the rail strikes. He managed to avoid the bus lanes and six sets of unco-ordinated traffic lights causing cars to sit stationary while no vehicles came out of any side roads.

    Just to make absolutely sure you get the message, BBC London featured a demo. Featuring Mick Lynch of the RMT as well as placards from the Socialist Party. Has the SWP re- branded?


  25. Sluff says:

    BBC playing the anti-Tory card regarding a possible re-valuation of benefits which would be lower than inflation.

    But the reason inflation is so high is energy prices. And the government has announced massive energy subsidies. In October alone there will be a £400 payment and those on low incomes will get more over the next few months. In money not a percentage.

    So there is no case at all to re-rate benefits by the overall inflation rate. Otherwise people will get double bubble support for energy bills, ultimately to be paid for by the rest of us.

    Strangely, the BBC did not mention that. But are they clever enough to even recognise it as an inconvenient truth?


    • Sluff says:

      Well I never. The BBC has helpfully provided the following information.

      I quote.

      All UK households will be given a £400 discount on their energy bills from October.

      Two payments totalling £650 are also being made to more than eight million low-income households who receive the following benefits:
      Universal Credit
      income-based Jobseekers Allowance
      income-related Employment and Support Allowance
      Income Support
      working tax credit
      child tax credit
      pension credit

      And yet there is uproar because these groups might not get a fully inflation protected benefits increase. A story the BBC are also keen to feature. Unbelievable.

      You almost get the idea that the right hand of the BBC don’t know what the left hand is doing. Conveniently or otherwise.


  26. pugnazious says:

    According to the BBC’s Moneybox the ‘crisis’ of mortage rate rises began….last Friday…budget day.

    Hmmmm….we all know that’s a total lie…..even the Guardian knows it…from August….

    ‘Key UK mortgage rate passes 4% for the first time since 2013’
    ‘The price of new mortgages was rising even faster than UK interest rates, adding to the dilemma faced by many thinking about taking out a new loan on a home.’

    Oh…and people were rushing to get mortgages before rates rose even more and so banks and building societies withdrew some products…..oh…like now? Thought that was an unprecedented reaction caused by the bad budget!?

    ‘We have seen lenders withdraw parts of, or entire, product ranges, with a number citing the pause in lending being due to unprecedented demand,”
    She said banks and building societies needed to manage their service levels after an influx of applications “as borrowers have rushed to secure deals before rates have a chance to climb even further”. ‘

    Rates rising even further…how could that be? Are they psychic…how could they know a crazy and ruinous budget was about to descend upon us? Or is it just that the world is in turmoil and not just Britain as the BBC likes to pretend?

    Soooo….mortgage crisis not caused by the budget?…and never mind rates are 6% in the US and rising fast….damn our bad bad budget was so influential no?


    • Sluff says:

      Shock. Horror.
      After a decade, all time low mortgage rates finally go up.
      It’s not really even news, is it?

      Those of us who were paying 15% mortgage interest in 1985 are clearly not quite as shocked as the BBC about all this.


  27. StewGreen says:

    Specialist FINANCIAL news channel @BllombergUK
    says “Hold my beer, @DailyMirror
    . We can outdo your poor, lazy, racist journalism….”

    The Daily Mirror wrongly identified an *unknown Black man* as UK Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng

    FFS they called a well known financial figure Bernard Mensah President of International Bank of America
    who was at the Queen’s funeral “an unknown Black man”

    .. They also virtue signalled by using a capital B

    Seems Someone at the Mirror had to choose a pic in a rush, looked at thumbnails, and re-used a pic from a previous Kwarteng story from 28th.
    They didn’t check the pic.
    That old story was of Kwarteng meeting US bankers, including the man in the pic, Bernard Mensah.


  28. Guest Who says:

    Today is proving fun.

    Pelosi is apparently going to be on QT to ask who will serve her at Pret.


  29. Guest Who says:

    A very bbc headline.

    Being the bbc one suspects there is a smidge of context missing.

    Also being the bbc it is not worth checking.


    • Northern Voter says:

      Question, if she drops the sprog in a Spanish nick, what implications does it have for their return to the UK?


    • Sluff says:

      That Kwasi Kwarteng gets around a bit.


    • Wild Bill says:

      Tough tits, she knew what she was doing all along, the baby wont be in any danger.
      Till she takes it home.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Probably got better maternity units than this third world place and it’s self serving medical mafia …


    • StewGreen says:

      Big contexts missing from the headline

      “Speaking from a hotel room while on weekend release from prison, Ms Fielding said”

      “She has now been moved to an open prison where she is allowed weekend release and is due back behind bars on Monday”

      She did have outstanding fines from being drunk in Malaga in 2021
      The fines may have not taken into account mitigating circumstance was that was right after the traumatic experience of having to identify her mother’s body in Spain after her sudden death.

      But she’s had all this time to sort something out with the Spanish courts.

      The Spanish judge said that’s she’s done the crime so must do the time .. for running away without paying.
      4 months without any possible parole.


      • StewGreen says:

        There’s a 2017 forum post
        An army bloke had got drunk and ran away from the €2,000 fine,cos he couldn’t pay it
        secondly cos he’d have been in trouble with army.

        5 years later and out of the army, he made contact with the Spanish courts and said he still couldn’t pay the fine but would come over and serve the time.
        He arrived, was taken to the jail and in 6 days they sorted out paperwork which put him on a 2 months suspended sentence.
        The next time he flew into Spain the system picked him up again, but after a few hours they confirmed he had served his sentence and released him.


  30. Sluff says:

    BBC are reporting that Aberdeen hospital is having to turn away non-emergency patients due to high pressure on the service.

    It must be those evil Tories again.
    Err, no. Health is a devolved matter so the responsible government is the SNP.

    Will the BBC be ‘speaking truth to power’ and ‘demanding answers’ as they are always so keen to do to the Tories in England?

    What do you think?


  31. Guest Who says:

    Doubtless no bbc analysis required.


  32. Guest Who says:

    There’s a thing.


    • moggie63 says:

      And that is why halal slaughter will never be banned in the UK.


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      “… would mean Muslims would leave Britain.”

      Go ahead, p^nks, make my day!


    • theisland says:


    • G.W.F. says:

      And a requirement for a ride in the Border Farce boat is the consumption of pork sausages


    • Wild Bill says:

      It HAS to be banned, what have the RSPCA and PETA been doing all these years, what have the vegans got to say?


      • taffman says:

        Wild Bill
        “What have the RSPCA and PETA been doing all these years”
        Nothing, but make money from charity to pay for the wages of their bureaucrats in their nice, cushy, offices .


    • Fedup2 says:

      By now


  33. Guest Who says:

    Not just propaganda.

    BBC curated propaganda.


    • Guest Who says:

      Could the bbc be hooked up to a sorrier loser?


    • StewGreen says:

      We don’t know know which building society she tried
      The tweeter said he tweeted all the building societies and Skipton was one that replied

      So Skipton is an example of a BS who say 10% mortgage rate seems impossible


  34. Northern Voter says:

    A lot of the staff in the anychess could do to skip four of the six meals they appear to eat.


    • BRISSLES says:

      When they’re not on the wards, or ordering in Deliveroo, they get fed FREE from the numerous lunches supplied by the Pharm reps, who pitch up regularly at least once a week. I’ve been to a few, and honest to God you would think the medical staff hadn’t seen food in weeks the way they all pounce like locusts. Sod the patients, as they stuff the prawn sandwiches and endless muffins down their throats. These little nuggets never get mentioned by the press while they hone in on nurses using foodbanks !


  35. digg says:

    Read this and you will see that the main preoccupation of the left wing press during the Queens death was in fact loss of TV ad money from the global ad spenders.


    That tells me all I need to know about these low life’s.

    They should have no place in this, the most free, peaceful and Democratic country in the World and fully supported and encouraged by the Royal Family.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Pretty distasteful piece really – I’m sure they could have slotted in a few DFS adverts during the boring bits of the funeral in the Abbey or that tedious marching with all those tasteless soldiers – and I couldn’t do any shopping – amazing – omg – what was it about ? Who sponsored it ? Was it John Lewis Omg … ffs….


  36. Guest Who says:

    Full marks to Kev for trying to ignore the inevitable.


    • JohnC says:

      As usual they use the worst picture they can find when they want to attack someone and the best when they suppport them.

      The BBC are masters of that trick. Especially with Boris/Trump and Biden.


    • G says:


      In a bout of strange behaviour, our, “Worlds Most Trusted Broadcaster” disclosed that one attendee at the cocktail party referred to Kwarteng as, “a useful idiot”


  37. BRISSLES says:

    Should Labour get in at the next GE, I still want to see that b….h (apologies as I never use that term, but she just riles me) Christina Patterson reviewing the papers, because she really is abusive without using expletives, towards royalty and the government. I want to see her explanations when Labour do cock things up, and her eyes start rolling in all directions when defending Starmer.


  38. Zephir says:


    “Fury as vile eco-cretin, 21, pours bucket of FAECES on memorial to Captain Sir Tom Moore in a bizarre and sickening protest over private jets

    Eco warrior pours bucket of human waste on memorial to beloved captain
    Maddie Budd, 21, a former medical student, carried out the shocking protest
    She was trying to make a statement against the use of private jets in the UK
    Captain Sir Tom Moore raised over £30million for the NHS on his 100th birthday ”



  39. JohnC says:

    Here’s a good news story from the BBC !.

    Back-from-dead teen beams as two attackers convicted

    Here he is. What a lovely, happy chap.


    We don’t get any pictures of who attacked him of course. And we don’t go anywhere near any reasons why they might have deliberately targeted him.

    Here they are:

    And while browsing that story, I see another set of enrichments has been jailed for murder in a completely bizarre case:


    Apparently they started shooting at a rival gang who shot back and killed their friend. But THEY have been convicted of his murder because they ‘knew’ the other enrichment’s would shoot back. And they haven’t even caught the one who actually fired the gun.

    How absolutely bizarre. Sometimes I don’t recognise my country any more.

    Of course I don’t recall seeing any of these stories on the front page. Either they went straight to ‘regions’ or they slipped down the side-panes during the night. The BBC don’t want us to see that kind of news.

    But I did see the story up there on the front page about how it’s apparently racist to mistake one black man for another. A good example of how the label is thrown around like confetti when it suits.

    That isn’t me, Kwarteng tells Mirror over wrong image

    As this one is on-agenda, we get a link to twatter so we can read the unregulated version and follow-ups.

    Good old BBC. As racist as ever.


  40. StewGreen says:

    7:50am R4 topic Black British Muslims
    blurb “About 10% of British Muslims are black and some have experienced racism from other Muslims. The Muslim Council of Britain has acknowledged that as a “minority within a minority” they have often been marginalised, even within Muslim communities.
    They have just published a report examining what life is like for black British Muslims. It brings together around 40 essays from Black, African and Afro-Caribbean Muslims in the UK.
    We ask what needs to change to allow black Muslims to be more widely embraced and their contribution recognised in the UK”
    seem to have 2 female guests

    “at the mosque people ask are you a Muslim, when did you become a Muslim ?”

    Next item charity appeal
    “child Sita was trafficked to a brothel in India”


  41. Guest Who says:

    Wait until they see the stud is when he is dancing in the buff with Evan on the roof of the loos in Bugis Street.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Lewis Hamilton remains in pole position in the earnings race, heading up a group projected to pull in a combined $211 million on the track in 2021.


  42. StewGreen says:

    Leo Kearse – comedian tweets
    “New hate crime laws in Ireland because of a spate of homophobic attacks and murders.
    Ironically, anyone mentioning the common theme in those murders can be prosecuted for *Islamophobia*”


  43. Zephir says:

    “Investigator who revealed Jimmy Savile’s sick crimes says he is working with police on child sex case against ‘very significant’ person who is ‘untouchable’ and may only be named when he dies

    ‘There are still people out there who are untouchable,’ the former Surrey Police and family liaison officer told i.

    ‘There is one very significant person who I’ve done everything to try and get prosecuted because he is clearly a child sex offender.’

    ‘To date the CPS won’t prosecute. The police and I have tried really hard to get there. He will die in due course and then the floodgates will open in the same way they did with Savile. That’s not right. But justice takes many different forms.’



  44. StewGreen says:

    7am Radio Humberline news as usual was made up by honing PR material put out by lefty sources eg foodbank
    Opening headline “Families across East Yorkshire have already started to reduce the quality of the food they buy to pay for heating and lighting says charity National Energy Action ”

    Spokesman clip “shockingly 1/10 households are eating cold meals to try to avoid cooking”
    doh half the people I know only cook once a day
    cos breakfast is cereals and lunch is sandwiches
    that’s not new !

    Next a clip of Emma Hardy falsely saying “*Millionaires* will pay £55K LESS tax anyone earning less has lost out”
    She doesn’t mean millionaires she means people who EARN a £1m+
    (Hardy’s error. is similar to when Truss misspoke a few times on BBC local radio last week about the price cap
    but Hardy won’t be subject to a weaponised fact check by Full Fact)

    .. Many millionaires have zero or negative income so will not pay less INCOME tax
    yet will pay same or more tax this coming year
    eg when fuel and energy prices what people pay to government in fuel VAT rises.

    Meanwhile I know people on low incomes, whose income has risen cos of all the new grants.

    .. the other 3 items were all PR from councils
    The news did not mention the Tory Party conference now
    Last week the opening headline was PR for Labour’s conference and a big clip of Starmer.


    • StewGreen says:

      The BBC presenter did listen to my correction of the Labour MP
      and it was one of only two tweets he retweeted during the programme


  45. StewGreen says:

    R4 8am news quoted Neil Ferguson

    Then there was big bias in choice of newspaper quotes they included.

    – Front page of Observer “3/4 of voters believe Truss has lost control of the economy”

    – Sunday People “You’ve lost their Trust Liz ”
    rubbish speculation that MPs are putting in letters to depose Truss

    – Express : “Braveman says police are captured by woke groups” ..OK


    • Sluff says:

      You forgot to mention the REALLY important news shown by the Daily Star page 1 headline.

      ‘Les Dawson’s ghost ripped my trousers’.

      It has cheered us up hugely.


    • StewGreen says:

      The 8am R4 news then promoted different anti Tory headlines from the Newspapers
      “Kwasi partied with the bankers etc.”


  46. Sluff says:

    Toady on Sunday.
    A victimhood feature about being black, Muslim, female and ‘British’.

    Lots of ticks in boxes …….and of no interest to 99% of any remaining listeners.

    Next up. The marginalisation of white working class boys in secondary schools.
    Only joking. Not on the BBC agenda.


  47. StewGreen says:

    R4 Sunday show opened by finding a guest to diss Meloni
    guest “The pope will say that to equate Christianity with harsh resistance to migrants is unacceptable”

    em Is Christianity about putting up zero resistance to your own country being colonised ?

    guest “The first Jews in England were invited over by William the Conqueror in 1066”

    The libmob dogma is the the first black people came with the Romans
    They have never proved this with DNA


  48. Guest Who says:

    Labour really don’t like it when actual holding to account from media happens.


    • JohnC says:

      The word racism gets thrown around so easily these days, I’m not even sure who she was being racist about.

      It seems to me she was being racist against whites because she is slurring him for acting like one. But BAME are NEVER accused of that – so I assume everyone thinks it’s against him being black because they are always the victims if they are involved and the word ‘racist’ is used.

      I don’t suppose anyone actually cares : they just want to use the word ‘racist’ as a weapon against their political enemies and hope a bit of the shit sticks. That’s where the Left have brought us. It’s all the worst kind of hypocrisy.


    • G says:


      Simples !

      Make the exclusion of blacks in any future legislation mandatory. Naturally, that includes the Criminal Code. And search existing legislation, particularly Criminal, and where necessary again, exclude blacks.

      Problem is, that would not satisfy them. They will remain of the view that they are superior. Very much like the view muslims have of the Kafir. That came to light when they put the first man on the Moon and designed the light bulb.


      • JohnC says:


        This is the key point which none of the virtue-signalling hypocrites have the sense to realise.

        ALL activists will never say ‘That’s enough’. When they get what they want, they simply move the goalposts and want more.

        We are now down at accusing people of people of being racists for the most petty of reasons – like saying 2 black people look alike.

        They will NEVER be satisfied and appeasement will not work.

        I despair about how utterly stupid so many people like maxi and his employers at the BBC are. They live in a fantasy world sustained by group-think and their own ego of how superior they are.


    • MarkyMark says:

      This article is more than 3 years old
      ‘White saviour’ row: David Lammy denies snubbing Comic Relief
      This article is more than 3 years old
      Labour MP in social media spat with Stacey Dooley over trip to Uganda for Red Nose Day

      Stacey Dooley and David Lammy
      Stacey Dooley and David Lammy: he said he was not questioning the Strictly Come Dancing winner’s motives. Photograph: PA
      Nadeem Badshah
      Thu 28 Feb 2019 15.58 GMT


    • Sluff says:

      He likes giving it out but he doesn’t like taking it.


  49. Zephir says:



    • G says:


      If I’m not mistaken, see how the black ‘brothers come to assist the thief at the end of the vid.?


      • StewGreen says:

        I checked the OP’s Reddit
        Yes the young black guys were his friends
        A few minutes later they were arrested in possession of stolen mobile phones

        ” the citizen’s arrest didn’t last long enough to hand him over directly to the police, but he was caught around the corner just a few minutes later.
        He was kept there for around 3-4 mins, and the police arrived on the scene after about another 3 mins.
        He had gone and hid in a Pret apparently.”
        .. https://www.reddit.com/user/jamesjoyz


  50. Guest Who says:

    Frigging in the Rigging.