336 Responses to Start the week 17 October 2022

  1. Up2snuff says:

    OK, in first place again to warn of the problem of the BBC removing Prime Ministers that have been democratically elected. Having taken out Boris with help from the Daily Mirror and Whitehall, the BBC now think they can remove Liz Truss and may work toward that end this week.

    This is very wrong. Cancelling a TV Licence Direct Debit in the face of the BBC interferring with democracy might be smart move and a way of easing the-cost-of-living-crisis at the same time. There better things to do in life than watching TV. I don’t miss it at all, except for certain sporting events.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘Consciously’ biased BBC contributed to Tory election win, Labour MP says
      Shadow transport secretary claims broadcaster should ‘have a look in the mirror’ because it was ‘consciously’ biased during campaign

      Benjamin Kentish
      Political Correspondent
      Monday 16 December 2019 09:04

      https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/bbc-general-election-bias-labour-corbyn-andy-mcdonald-boris-johnson-a9248226.html

      …..

      “In other words, Islam isn’t just compatible with Western values; it started to espouse and establish them long before western democracies. Islamic and Western values are one and the same, and they have been for longer than you could possibly imagine.“

      https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/the-truth-about-whether-islamic-values-are-compatible-with-western-values-a7141381.html

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      Beg to differ – my hatred for the BBC is beyond measure – but they are not bringing down the outgoing PM . Her dumb judgement – making an idiot chancellor – and approving a dumb mini budget was self destruction .

      The BBC will now campaign for a General Election in order to get a more enthusiastic EU Party into power – as well as one who will secure their future by funding from General Taxation .

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      • MarkyMark says:

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        • StewGreen says:

          FakeNews cos that list doesn’t include BBC people paid by BBC Studios
          I think Graham Norton gets £6m, Attenborough £3m etc

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, wouldn’t disagree about Truss’s policies. Personally, I would have prefered Sunak to get the job but I didn’t have a vote. But the BBC are trying to bring Truss down – MM has got it – part of the reason is in his post. The BBC want to make themselves appear ‘neutral’ to the Labour Party so that the BBC get Labour’s unflinching support when there is an inevitable change of Government and where there will be big trouble for Labour to deal with and a BBC sell-off might be a tempting fund-raiser.

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      • tarien says:

        Fedup2 your assesment is as you see it-nevertheless those MP’s now calling for the eviction of this present Prime Minitser is disgraceful-changing Prime Ministers will not and I repeat not alter the mess this nation has got itself into. Indeed the Media have been deserving of all our mistrust in them, their national and inter-national voice the BBC have reeked as ever untold damage, but remain seemingly oblivious to what their efforts have caused. Trust in Truss for the moment and lets see what she and her cabinet can do to surmount our national problems.

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    • Nibor says:

      Up2,

      I think would help ;

      The Conservative Party .
      This should stop being the stupid party and be the party of business . Proper business , not multinational conglomerates . Taking information from startups , the sole traders and long running family firms . Never chasing votes from people who would never vote for them eg ;a Question Time audience .
      Having conservative values about social affairs and not trying to be hip or whatever the word is with people who would never see them that way .

      Labour
      Should be the party of labour not self deluded intellectuals like university professors . Beholden to the working class and strive to better their wages and conditions via the country and not by uploading the issues to international institutions like the EU .
      Nothing wrong with socialism so long as it is honest and not wrecked by Gramscians and the pathetic desire for cosmic justice .
      The Liberal Democrats .
      The party should be for liberal ( ie ; freedom ) values from the state and against any state interference in our personal lives and especially our thoughts ‘
      The democracy part of their title should mean just that ; democracy above all else and the more the better . Not uploading any decision making process to another international institution , like the EU .

      At least we would have a choice . What say Taffman ?

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      • taffman says:

        Nibor
        Too many MPs that have never been in a real job following their ‘twitter’ posters, those who shout the loudest. Those MPs that are not in touch with their voters and constituents who are trying to hold down a real job and to make a living. Actors, all of them .

        Next time vote for The Reform Party. Yes, that’s the party that the MPs fear and the party that really got us out of the EU.
        Simples

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        • Guest Who says:

          This is the alternative.

          It would come as no surprise if both are invited on the QT panel.

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          • AWOL says:

            I’ve written to John Allan today making my feelings known about his public comments on a political situation. As Chairman (not CEO but the same rules should apply) he should NOT make his personal opinions known.

            Doubt if he will see it, let alone read it, but I was so incensed as a shareholder and having given myself a day to calm down, I had to write. I will not be voting for him at the next AGM,

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        • tarien says:

          For the moment let this nation Trust in Truss and given that not all MP’s are made of dough, some with guts might bring about a change that will help to correct the mess we have at present-not helped by the continued bleating from the Labour Party and their friends the BBC.

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    Gary says put your life at risk whilst he sits and watches …

    Gary Lineker says he knows two gay Premier League stars and hopes they will come out at Qatar World Cup
    The former England striker says he knows two Premier League footballers who had been “very close” to coming out before now, adding that “it would be great if one or two of them came out during the World Cup”.

    Friday 14 October 2022 11:12, UK

    https://news.sky.com/story/gary-lineker-says-he-knows-two-gay-premier-league-stars-and-hopes-they-will-come-out-at-qatar-world-cup-12720079

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Does he mean: “Came out onto the rooftop”?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        The attitude of Iranian health professionals poses a threat to the health of sexual minorities.2 Based on AK’s clinical experiences, the coordinated activities of therapists, physicians, religious institutions, and parents have commonly promoted conversion therapy to change the sexual orientation of gay men. This situation is more common in adolescents, who cannot make legal decisions independently.
        https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(22)00070-0/fulltext
        …………………
        A 23-year-old woman who is taking legal action against an NHS gender clinic says she should have been challenged more by medical staff over her decision to transition to a male as a teenager. A judge gave the go-ahead for a full hearing of the case against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.1 Mar 2020

        NHS gender clinic ‘should have challenged me more … – BBC

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Mason mount ?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Qatar retains the death penalty, primarily for espionage, or other threats against national security. Apostasy, same-sex intercourse, and blasphemy are also considered capital offences, but there have been no recorded applications of the death penalty for this charge.

        Human rights in Qatar – Wikipedia

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    • harry142857 says:

      Maybe the jug eared black man should look up the term defenestration, or the equivalent Arabic word. No wonder he got bullied at school, he was probably the teachers grass. As popular as ‘Ives’ in Porridge.

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    • markh says:

      It’s already the least anticipated World Cup in history- most people aren’t even aware that it’s happening- and utter drivel like this from Lineker will only reduce the audience further. It’s a football tournament for God’s sake- why does everything have to be turned into a hand- wringing exercise? In the same way I thought that Strictly was a dance competition but it’s turned into a grotesque blubfest- the BBC are so proud.

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    • Wild Bill says:

      So does this mean these two footballers are in the England team, any guesses who they might be?

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  3. MarkyMark says:

    O’Leary met Liz Truss at the 1997 Conservative Party conference in Blackpool.[3][12] The couple’s first date was spent ice-skating, during which O’Leary sprained his ankle.[3] O’Leary and Truss married in 2000; they live in Greenwich, south-east London, and the South West Norfolk constituency which Truss has represented since 2010.[5][13] He stayed with Truss following her extramarital affair with Conservative MP Mark Field. The couple have two daughters.[3]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_O%27Leary

    Field’s first wife was former investment banker Michele Acton; they married in 1994.[47] They divorced in 2006.[48] Field had an extra-marital affair between 2004 and 2005 with Liz Truss, who was also married;[49] the Conservative Party had appointed him as her political mentor at the time.[50] In 2007, Field married celebrity agent Victoria Elphicke. They have two children.[51]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Field

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  4. Fedup2 says:

    Sometimes I cut and paste newspaper articles for the general benefit . Today in the guardian is a piece about ‘right wing TV’ by a third worlder ( Sudan ) called nasrene Malik .

    The quality of the article is pure guardian / bbc propaganda . It is so poor I can’t be asked to put it up . Apart from the ethnic tick box – I can’t think why the guardian would commission a piece which just affirms what the far left believe –
    Whether they be seen it or not .

    ( btw – I don’t think the thick foreign author has ever heard of BBCOFCOM or it’s strict ‘guidelines ‘)

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    • StewGreen says:

      Guardian has an article which asserts GBnews has money problems

      GBnews viewers point out at the end of the Guardian article there is a large graphic begging readers to DONATE *money* to the Guardian.

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  5. MarkyMark says:

    Panorama
    Channel Crisis: Can People Smugglers Be Stopped?
    This programme is subject to a correction. It said Rwanda can hold a couple of hundred asylum seekers, which is the capacity of the site so far identified. In fact Rwanda says it has more accommodation and capacity to take as many migrants as needed.
    Sending asylum seekers to Rwanda is part of a government plan intended to help cut the number of small boats crossing the Channel and force people smugglers out of business. But will it really deter migrants trying to come to the UK? Reporter Jane Corbin investigates the smugglers who get people into Britain and finds out what the government’s plan means for those attempting the potentially deadly journey.
    Less

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001c4fg/panorama-channel-crisis-can-people-smugglers-be-stopped#xtor=CS8-1000-%5BDiscovery_Cards%5D-%5BMulti_Site%5D-%5BGR01%5D-%5BPS_IPLAYER~N~~P_PanoramaChannelCrisis%5D

    ……………….

    #WorldRefugeeDay … “You will also notice this (immigration) is a one way street. Not once in my adult life have I heard anybody say that the thing that Eritrea (Africa) needs most is an injection of Welshmen. They could do with some Welsh cooking or singing. ” Douglas Murray {@7:24 youtube}”

    xttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=444&v=J75-UsMhKBo
    VIDEO REMOVED.

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    • taffman says:

      MarkyMark
      “Welsh cooking or singing. ”
      We tried that in that in Zulu Land in 1879 .
      Listen to “Men of Harlech”……………

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  6. Sluff says:

    Bear with me for a moment.
    Been watching a Channel 5 documentary about the famous storm of October 1987.
    Along the way they show a ship in harbour that lost its moorings.

    It was a ship holding Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka.
    You may remember the Tamils were on the receiving end of a civil war.

    But here’s the thing. First, they were on a ship.
    Second the film shows them almost all to be young males !!!!
    Remind you of another situation happening today ?

    How much of a male/female imbalance do we now have in this country, caused by year after year, indeed as shown unexpectedly by the C5 film, decade after decade, of open door immigration to…ahem…..highly self-selecting ‘vulnerable’ people?

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      That’s all right, there are plenty of white women for the black immigrants, just look at any TV advert.

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  7. StewGreen says:

    GBnews FreeSpeech Nation was good tonight

    Then Dolan show starts his “We have to get rid of Truss” speech was so extreme
    maybe it’s a clever parody
    Then a wacky 3 person panel who all support Hunt
    ..finally get Anne Widdecombe who was talking sense

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  8. BRISSLES says:

    I’m quite selective now on my viewing of GBN. Particularly when the guests include a felon Vikki Pryce giving us financial advise, a face altered ex WAG Lizzie Cundy giving her views on the political scene (dear God), ex soap star and cocaine addict with one nostril Daniella Westbrook, and last night there was someone whose face couldn’t move with long blonde hair on the Mark Dolan show called Jessica – but I think it might have been a bloke, ‘it’ was foreign anyway. Rapidly becoming a freak show.

    Although Michael Portillo reads the autocue like a book, his programme I find watchable. This morning he had academics and historians on and it was very informative.

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    • Deborah says:

      Of course Naga Munchety of the BBC’s husband is now at GBNews and the excellent Colin Brazier gone. I read (maybe on this site) that GBNews was after the youth viewers. I see it lurching left, particularly its top of the hour news.

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      • Jeff says:

        I can hardly see it “lurching left” particularly when they have the excellent Mark Steyn and Farage’s replacement when he was in Australia was former actor, Laurence Fox. They regularly interview the very acerbic David Starkey. Blimey, you won’t see him on the BBC anytime soon. Though, on the minus side, they also have an unaccountable number of pretty and fluffy young airheads, who would be better suited to popping up on Loose Women.

        i think it was a mistake to get rid of Colin Brazier and to replace him with Patrick Christys. They’ve gone from the sensible and considered gravitas of the broadsheet to the quick fire hits of the tabloids. Personally, I can only stomach Christys for about ten minutes.

        You have to pick and choose…

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        • tarien says:

          Absolutely agree with your view of Patrick Christy-he speaks far too quickly and appears to get a little confused over what he is trying to put over to the listener. Funnily enouh maybe I like Michelle Dewsbury, she makes good points against an argument and is quite charming when she she smiles and laughs, we need more of that !

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  9. TrickCyclist says:

    ICYMI.

    This video was on tonight’s BBC 10:00 News. Drought in Somalia, the report centres on the death of a 2-year-old boy called Abdiwele. We are shown his burial and his parents’ grief.
    BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding: “The real culprit here is man-made climate change.”
    He continues to Mishal in the studio: “The international response is not half way enough. . . Britain is giving £50m. . . one quarter of five years ago in the last drought. . . this man-made catastrophe, ultimately this is really about climate change. . .”
    Oh finally, almost as a footnote: “Somalia has been at war essentially for the past 30 years.”

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    • taffman says:

      Question: Why is the Tory Government allowing the woke agenda to take over the Civil Service, Our Local Government and our language?
      Simple answer get rid of the supine government we have – Now !

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    • tomo says:

      Somalia

      Why isn’t Harding calling for boots on the ground?

      Is next door Kenya starving?

      Looks like a shameless attempt at coffin dancing to further push the usual BBC climate victimhood agenda – Somalis as victims of the ‘orrible whiteys rather than largely authors of their own misfortune d/t the inability of the tribes to get along + a social structure driven by nutter religious types.

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    • tarien says:

      Exactly TrickCyclist, Somalia have been involved in a war for many years allowing their people to suffer without concern. Any help they get from the West or from elsewhere is eaten up by the ruling military, corruption runs rife. This situation is manor for the traffikers, they have thousands wanting to flee the country, and all heading for Europe inc the UK, which are apart from being now overcrowded, are broke. International efforts should be made to gode Saudi Arabia et al to provide a safe sancturay for these people in a co-religionist place-SA has the finance and the availability of a 3 million tented city virtually empty most of the year. Europe is not the place for them to come to it has nothing to offer.

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    • StewGreen says:

      “Somalia has been at war essentially for the past 30 years”
      “But its population doubled to 16M in the last 2 decades.”

      Suffering from Climate change

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  10. JohnC says:

    ‘Mum creates inclusive toy brand to ‘positively’ represent her son’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-63275484

    ‘A mother who started an inclusive toy brand after the birth of her first child said she wanted to create a toy that better represented her son.’

    ‘She said she was concerned that many toys did not “really represent my son”.’

    The definiton of ‘inclusive’ is:
    ‘The aim of inclusion is to embrace all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other need.’

    Doesn’t look very ‘inclusive’ to me. In fact it looks downright racist:
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    Just more of the absolutely monumental BBC leftist double standards.

    If I said the BBC ‘does not properly represent the 90% of the population which is white’, they would call me a racist.

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    • taffman says:

      JohnC
      My sister had a doll that looked one of those images . In fact, at one time they appeared on our marmalade & jam jars.

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      • JohnC says:

        Ahh but that one was abhorrent and racist.

        These are positive and inclusive. Even though they are similar.

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        • tomo says:

          A brand of fruit conserves and condiments for ….

          – they’re going to eat themselves aren’t they?

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      • micknotmike says:

        I don’t recall the one on the jam jars having straight hair and a yellow top though?

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    • Wild Bill says:

      “Little Omo”, sounds a bit phobic or something?

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  11. taffman says:

    Is the Bank of England and Jeramy Hunt trying to run the nation as a dictatorship, ultimately to drag us back into the EU while Tory MPs run around like headless chickens, in effect a coup?

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  12. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch

    They sent a bbc type to do a ‘Somalia starving ‘ story . It’s the same report the BBC does every year . I was waiting for Bobby geldoff to pop up .
    Starving Somalians was – of course – because of ‘climate change ‘- and Blighty got a bad mark because it only wastes £50 000 000 taxpayers ‘ money each year instead of the £200 000 000 it used to send / waste ….

    But the omissions from the report was telling – a Muslim country – and no mention at all of the Somalian government – a sort of BBC imperialism .

    But it will make the lefties warm knowing they’ve done their bit encouraging poor people to waste their money on thr third world ….

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  13. Zephir says:

    Climate change the problem ? or the usual in Africa : send your money here:

    And how did the highly paid, wurld klass bbc journalists miss the following facts that took me all of two minutes to find ?

    Envi of da wurld innit, krown jools etc etc

    Corruption Report
    Last updated: July 2020
    Snapshot

    Somalia ranks among the world’s most corrupt countries. Insecurity is also a major issue; the ongoing instability greatly restricts business. Corrupt government officials tolerate illegal activities in return for bribes. Dysfunctional institutions facilitate an environment of lawlessness, and the absence of any form of regulatory framework hinders prospects of economic competitiveness. Business is based on patronage networks, and tight monopolies dominate the market. Somalia’s Provisional Constitution criminalizes several forms of corruption (including abuse of office, embezzlement and bribery); however, implementation is non-existent. The governing elite is continuously involved in allegations of embezzlement of public funds from the already meager Somalian coffers. Finally, bribery is commonplace in all sectors, and procurement contracts frequently involve corruption.

    Police

    Corruption is rife within the security apparatus. Impunity is widespread, and authorities do not maintain effective control over the police force (HRR 2015). In addition, the police are ineffective (HRR 2015). To stay protected from crime, companies in Somalia are forced either to cooperate with violent groups or to arm themselves against threats (BTI 2016).

    The Somali National Army is the country’s most important security institution. It suffers rampant corruption: Army leaders have systematically inflated troop numbers to obtain greater funding. Furthermore, family and business ties link officials responsible for provisions and the companies contracted to provide the food rations (worth USD 8 million per year) (UN Security Council, Oct. 2015). Cases of corruption and misappropriation within the army led President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to order the replacement of the chief of the armed forces in 2015

    Public Services

    In 1991, Somalia’s state institutions witnessed a complete collapse, and efforts to rebuild the country’s public administrations since have been modest due to ongoing armed conflict and rampant corruption (BTI 2016). There are no legal or institutional frameworks regulating the market in Somalia, thus market competition is absent and the economy is controlled by patronage networks with close ties to the ruling elite

    Land Administration

    Somali authorities are incapable of protecting property rights (BTI 2016). The construction boom the country is currently witnessing has further fueled conflict as title deeds are either unavailable or forged (BTI 2016). Forced evictions by both private and public actors, coupled with the absence of land deeds and corruption, will most likely further exacerbate land conflict in the future (BTI 2016). The country has no functioning land registry

    Tax Administration

    The tax administration is absent in Somalia, and most businesses operate in the informal sector and thus go untaxed (BTI 2016). The government lacks the capacity both to collect taxes and to control the country’s territory, parts of which are under the rule of rebel groups (BTI 2016). This has allowed rebel leaders and warlords to establish their unique tax collection system from traders and businessmen operating in areas under their control

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    Customs Administration

    Businesses are likely to face extensive corruption in the customs sector. Bribery is common when clearing goods through the Mogadishu port (Hiiran Online, Jan. 2015). Generally, the diversion of revenue from ports is very common; for instance, revenue from the Mogadishu port totaled more than USD 5.5 million per month during 2013 (to put this in perspective, the Somali central bank in 2014 received an average of USD 4.6 million per month) (HRR 2014).

    Trade in counterfeit goods is widespread at Somalia’s borders and has also served as a source of financing for armed rebels such as Al-Shabab

    Public Procurement

    Public procurement in Somalia holds high corruption risks for business. The majority of public tenders are treated as confidential (BTI 2016). “Secret contracting,” where officials close public procurement deals in complete absence of transparency and oversight, is a common practice (HRR 2015). Reportedly, some regional entities have closed contracts with oil companies independently from the government (BTI 2016).

    Public funds are found to be frequently diverted and misappropriated due to corruption (HRR 2015). In one major case, it was found that approximately 80% of payment transfers made by the central bank of Somalia was to private persons for non-business purposes (BTI 2016; HRR 2015). Government officials with close ties to the president also actively used the central bank to control overseas recovered assets including cash and gold held in banks during the Somalian civil war as well as government property abroad (HRR 2015, HRR 2014). The bank’s governor resigned after details of the case were revealed in 2013. His predecessor, appointed by the President, also resigned weeks later due to heavy political interference and corruption (BTI 2016). The case has triggered the government to set up a Financial Governance Committee to restore the trust of international donors. The committee is responsible for controlling corruption and securing transparency in the handling of public assets; however, only a small proportion of government contracts are shared with the committee

    Natural Resources

    The natural resources industries are jeopardized by corruption and insecurity. The sector is almost completely unregulated; the petroleum industry is particularly problematic (UN Security Council, Oct. 2015). Several members of the political elite have signed extractive industry contracts with international companies in secret (BTI 2016). Furthermore, growing hostility over resource-sharing between the federal government and regional administrations has driven the latter to sign oil and gas contracts independently of the federal government (UN Security Council, Oct. 2015).

    Licensing in the natural resources sector is also challenged by the absence of a regulatory system and widespread corruption. International energy companies have obtained oil exploration licenses from different local and national authorities (BTI 2016). Evidence also suggests that the Somalian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has been transferring money acquired from selling fishing licenses into a private ministerial bank account in Djibouti (UN Security Council, Oct. 2015).

    In one ongoing corruption case, the British company Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd. is being investigated by the UK Serious Fraud Office for corruption in Somalia. The company allegedly made salary payments to Somali oil officials totaling USD 500,000. The company claims that the UN monitoring group has misunderstood the intention of the payments, which were meant for funding a capacity-building program in Somalia

    Legislation

    The country’s legal framework relies on the Provisional Constitution, which criminalizes abuse of office, bribery of national and foreign officials, embezzlement and trading in influence. However, the government does not implement anti-corruption laws effectively, and officials engage in corruption with impunity (HRR 2015). Governance in Somalia is, to a large extent, based on informal mechanisms and institutions, which are in turn, based on patronage and clientelistic networks serving personal interests and affiliations (BTI 2016). International funding has further consolidated the current structure of government, and senior officials are often involved in accusations of corruption and embezzlement of foreign funds (BTI 2016). Neither appointed nor elected officials are subject to financial disclosure laws (HRR 2015).

    State-building is hampered by large-scale corruption and misappropriation of public funds (BTI 2016). There is no developed revenue system in Somalia. International funding and payments made at sea and airports are the main sources of revenue for the country, but there is no transparency in the collection or distribution of these funds (BTI 2016). The country’s institutions are dysfunctional, and there are no integrity mechanisms in place to curb corruption. Somalia has signed but not yet ratified or acceded to the African Union Convention on Combatting and Preventing Corruption. Somalia is not signatory to the UN Convention against Corruption.

    Civil Society

    Freedoms of speech and press are protected under the Constitution, but these rights are completely violated in practice; Somalia ranks among the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists (HRR 2014; FotP 2015). Several journalists were killed both in 2013 and 2014 (BTI 2016).

    Traditions of social engagement are strong in Somalia, and these have further prospered since the onset of the Somalian civil war as the state’s collapse made social network structures vital for survival (BTI 2016). Furthermore, foreign funding has also encouraged the creation of numerous NGOs (BTI 2016). Nonetheless, NGOs are not effectively consulted by the government. Further, armed opposition groups such as Al-Shabab undermine freedoms of association, and civil society activists are often the victims of attacks

    https://www.ganintegrity.com/portal/country-profiles/somalia/

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    • Zephir says:

      Send your money here to buy another Mercedes for a Somali thieving shit while their children starve around them.

      And while you’re at it check if “red Jumper day” scammers are still unobtrusively funneling your money into the Olympic corruption champions in South Sudan as they were a while ago.

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    • Scroblene says:

      Now I can’t make my mind up as to whether to go to Tower Hamlets, or Somalia for my holidays!

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    • Sluff says:

      Zephir
      A great post and another excellent showcase for this website.

      GAN integrity aka BACP, is, according to Wikipedia (ok not always accurate but a decent guide and separately checkable) an extremely reliable resource, supported by the OECD, EU, and UK, and is apparently cited in the Bribery Act 2010 as a valid source of information.

      Thus the BBC Somalia report, omitting this unchallengeable background, reveals them for the corrupt, left wing, biased, agenda-driven load of junk we know them to be.

      Note to self. Check GAN every time an overseas BBC report is shown.

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  14. Sluff says:

    If Liz Truss is as useless as she seems to be- unable to build a team, unable to enunciate a compelling vision and carry people with her, no gravitas, shaky, characterless, humourless, cold, like a rabbit in the headlights, (‘politics is the art of the possible’ – H Wilson) then………

    How did she do as a Minister and what did she do to get promoted, and how come she could fool a good few MPs and then a majority of the Tory party members?

    It’s not a staggeringly positive validation of our systems.

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    • Scroblene says:

      That’s a good point, Sluffers…

      I always considered that Liz Truss made a good ‘Lieutenant (ess)’ to Boris, where he could do all the talk talk, and leave it to her to get the deal done, which I thought was quite often, even despite the BBC’s appalling standards of snidey reporting.

      The normal MSM, which excludes the Guardian, Observer etc., were always quite bullish about her work, and business papers, and common rags like The Mail and The Express, usually gave her the thumbs up!

      So, if it’s presentation we want, it should be back to Boris, but leave Ms Truss to do the deskwork…

      (Nobody really wanted Rishi after he gave away more money than Prince Andrew)!

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      • Joe_Something says:

        Gave the money away, billions of it to fraudsters and he doesn’t seem at all bothered about trying to get it back. Overseas, too much effort blah blah. It’s only taxpayers dosh. Who cares about the odd billion here and there – certainly not wishy washy Rishi.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Joe – I get Fedup hearing the illness of ‘well the government spends £50 billion on something so spending another billion is ‘only change ‘…

          It was used to justify spending taxpayers ‘ money feeding children whose parents can afford to do it themselves ..last week

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Sluff – she got the Foreign Sec job because Raab got fired for going on holiday and she was the least worse – she came from ‘trade ‘ where she was going around the planet signing off deals others had negotiated ….

      I thought she was a ‘details ‘ type at the other end of the spectrum from nut nut – I got that wrong . She has nothing- as the 8 minute press conference last week showed – fuel subsidy scheme -? £400? Who cares ?

      Apparently `hunt is to do TV stuff this morning before talking to parliament at 1530 today .

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    • tarien says:

      Good bad or indifferent we must stay with this Prime Minister, whether she can mend our messed up fences quickly is not the only point but to make such a change so quickly send out very bad distrubing signals internationally for the nation and could add further distrust to those that hold the UK’s finances and it is not just the Bank of England. I say to those MP’s making play to oust Elizabeth Truss, hold fast, the Devil you know is better than the one you don’t.

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  15. Fedup2 says:

    Today watch

    That nice bee lady has a chat with mark rowley – the current met plod commissioner – he left the met because it was the gay woman’s ‘ turn to get the top job – so he – as a very senior -is partly responsible for the mess it is in now . But let’s not mention that – the bee lady certainly didn’t .
    Apparently `rowley is going to be ‘tough ‘ on naughty plods. Not much mention of the laws there to protect the innocent – or the human rights act – or procedure .

    But will Rowley achieve any change ? No – they’ll catch a few kidults swapping pictures of crime victims and using naughty words about girls and coloured and members of the public they deal with – but these characters must be so dumb to express themselves that way on the web that deserve to go ….

    It sounded like bee lady hadn’t had time to research the issues so it was not a challenging interview-

    Personally I’d like to know how the woke virus infecting plod is going to be cured – aiding and abetting eco fools is not a good look – and erodes their image even worse . Avoid .

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  16. Sluff says:

    A propos of nothing, I switched to the BBC news channel by accident yesterday morning. Rick Knobinson was ‘interviewing’ Labour rentagob Lisa Nancy. It was the usual ‘hard-edged’ BBC Labour interview (not) with such strategic topics to discuss as…..errr……football and Lisa’s forthcoming autobiography.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Toenails was very proud of Johann Hari climbing up there with him and retweeted.

      Pretty much downhill after that.

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      • tarien says:

        She knows nothing about anything and everything about nothing.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Top Labour figures like Miliband, Rayner etc. are repeating the fake claim that the ,UK can recover £170bn from oil corp profits
        whereas UK profits are are nowhere near that and already taxed at 65%

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  17. taffman says:

    Sluff
    Depends if he has been to the College of Policing?………………………….
    https://www.college.police.uk

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  18. AsISeeIt says:

    Umlaut on the touchline and we ask is the term “Tory Press” now all washed up?

    As newspaper sales dry up the Daily Mail proffers us a: Free Limited Edition Queen Elizabeth II tea towel… When you sign up to The Mail + app – terms and conditions will obviously apply: Available to first 10,000 new subscribers only

    Ten thousand is just a drop in the washing up bowl compared with former circulation numbers.

    It’s interesting to note what promotions, in terms of news features, the various print editors imagine will peak readers’ interests.

    Football often appears on the frontpage top righthand corner of our newspapers as a promotion for the sports page. Of course Guardian readership is of the Emily Thornbury persuasion – the sort that although they may be British find it way cooler to wear a Brazil football shirt.

    Support, by proxy, for Liverpool FC is a good proxy for leftism. Their German coach may act like a bit of an Umlaut on the touchline – or not, depending on the house typeface: Which games Jurgen Klopp will miss after red card in Liverpool win over Man City – the Liverpool Echo there, apparently more interested in the managerial and legalistic process than the wrongs or rights of his behaviour – but Klopp remains a civilised outspoken Remainer: Brexit makes no sense and Britain should vote again, says Jürgen Klopp (Guardian April 2018); Klopp said: “When Mr [David] Cameron had the idea [of a referendum] you thought: ‘This is not something people should decide in a moment.’ (Express September 2021)

    Personally, I’d have advised a lot more careful consideration prior to German reunification, instead of rushing into it just months after the Berlin Wall came down. But if in some parallel universe I might be appointed soccer coach at, say, Borussia Mönchengladbach, I’d like to think, as a well behaved and respectful guest in the country, I’d keep my opinions on the big controversial issues of local politics to myself.

    Liverpool wear red of course, the city, though formerly having Liberal tendencies, voting now makes it pretty much a Labour one party state. And the top goal scoring hero is an Egyptian.

    Of course sport comes far from the Guardian readership’s top interest – I’m sure most would care little if that supposed beautiful game, marred as it is by VAR, rainbow boot laces and taking the knee, went away. More alarming for cultural Gruan redears will be: Derek Jacobi ‘I’ve got a feeling I won’t be on stage again’

    The BBC picks the old friend for their top spot in the online newspaper review with the formerly patrotic Times as runner up.

    Tory/Labour balance one imagines?

    Compare Times and Guardian frontpages today and you will perhaps be astounded by the similiarity of emphasis and coincidence of layout.

    Top right hand corner: Salah magic (Times); Red revival Salah stuns… (Guardian) – but that’s just football, you say.

    Top headline: Truss fights for survival as tory rebel MPs warn that ‘game is up’ (Guardian); Tories hold secret talks on crowning new leader (Times) – but, you will insist, that’s the big political news story of the moment.

    Second major news story pick: Met failings let corrupt police stay on force – complains the Guardian – forever obsessed with managerial and legalistic process: Sex pests and racists avoid sack at ‘anything goes’ Met – says the prurient-sounding tobloid-leaning Times.

    But that was the big liberal metropolitan home news story. What’s going on in the wider world?

    Night of terror in Ukraine – whines the Guardian plucking at those liberal heartstrings like a well-versed solo violinist in justification of our no peace treaty will be considered proxy war.

    Bombs and bravery. What I saw in Kyiv – the Times takes up the theme featuring a doctor in scrubs so that we can all agree those continuing war deaths and maimings, money expended and the coming energy shortages are all worth it. Pity that doc’s not putting in a shift or two at my local surgery – they tend to say they’re short staffed.

    Admittedly, the Times includes an extra story missed by the Gruan on their cover: Vaccine for cancer by 2030, Covid pioneers say – seven or eight years off – at least that should allow plenty of time for the normal safety testing regime they completely circumvented last time.

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  19. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – oh, oh, ho! So that was it.

    JustRemainIn Webb and the Bee Lady were in charge this morning and Justin or Nick Eardley, Political Correspondent, or Chris Mason, Political Editor let slip that there had been Treasury leaks, I assume to the Bond markets or to the media. The Conservative Party in Government need to wake up just like the Scot’s NastyParty should do as well. Brexit is over. It is done with. We are not going back, I hope. Going back will mean an end to the £ sterling, an end – effectively – to Bank of England (and Scotland – yes, there is one, still – just) and effectively any independent action outside of the Brussels led and approved variety.

    Therefore the Conservatives in Government have to realise that they do not just have the usual Parliamentary opposition but all of Whitehall, most of the media and various institutions, including the Bank of England and much of Academia are working against them as they try to govern Britain.

    Liz Truss’s haphazard plan was, initially, to reverse the NI Insurance rise rise perhaps thinking that would please the media and Labour who raised objections in the Spring. Where the massive cut in Top Rate Income Tax and reversing the planned Corporation Tax increase came from, I do not know but, if I recall correctly, it wasn’t in Truss’s leadership manifesto. Truss was planning to win the next election on the possible arrival of ‘growth’ in just over two years. In this she proved she was economically & politically ignorant which may have explained where those policies came from and why they spooked the markets so much, with the help of Whitehall we now know.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      Our Justin and the bee lady amount to the vegetarian version of Today ….

      …. I had a little look at the ‘inquiry ‘ by some quango addict into the met plod ‘culture ‘… 21 pages – obviously I didn’t read it – who would ?

      Any way – the new top plod has set up a ‘unit ‘ using taxpayers ‘ money for plod to investigate plod against allegations against other plod . If in doubt set up a ‘team ‘ – spend tax money on it – then plead poverty .

      The report doesn’t assess the ‘gender ‘ of victim / naughty plod but says non whites are more likely to be investigated . The news report of a PCSO in uniform sitting on a park bench pleasuring himself was nt part of the ‘dip sample ‘….

      No change – if they recruit dross the effect will be obvious …

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, “Our Justin and the bee lady amount to the vegetarian version of Today ….”
        made me smile. I noticed that at 6 a.m. there was a slightly different Casey report to that dealt with the Bee Lady after JustRemainIn had grilled Damian ‘MaltbyKneeToucher’ Green in the big interview.

        UK Politics, maybe our whole national life, has become very ‘dirty’ in the 21st century. By ‘dirty’ I mean there are a lot of underhand dealing going on and every institution appears to be involved, maybe including the polis* as well. I noticed the difference two hours makes to the Casey Report. Martha made no mention, put no stress, on the report’s statement that BAME Officer’s were the most likely ones to be investigated for misconduct.

        * I am aware of the 1950s/1960s Scandals concerning corruption in the Metropolitan Police and the later one involving the West Midlands Police Force

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2
          The woke version of coloured plod as sex fiends – is that they are unduly victimised by internal investigations .
          But supposing there are a lot of ‘bad seeds ‘ which have been allowed into the organisation to tick the boxes and meet the dumb numbers targets set by idiot politicians .

          It would be interesting to know the stats on convicted coloured plod – not just those helping Paedo Muslim racist rape gangs .

          I would have thought the threshold for going after coloured plod suspected of sex crime is a lot higher than whitee because of the fear of career ending ‘race allegations ‘ by naughty coloured plod ….the real world – not the tick box one …

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Yes, even if you have just a heavy tan from spending too much time in Spain with Ronnie and Barbara and you are investigated for receiving brown envelopes you can scream Prejudice in Spanish and get the Plod Investigaters (SO13?) to look elsewhere.

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    • Scroblene says:

      Senora O’Blene and I are watching the very first ‘Yes Minister’ series for the umpteenth time…

      Nothing has changed, the farce we have today was written about all those years ago when it really was incredibly funny – but now it seriously aint!

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  20. StewGreen says:

    8am local news , first two items were the BBC’s #TrussMustGo campaign
    lines like “last the end of the month” “withstand 6 weeks”

    Item 2 was “The papers say, heres a local lecturer to comment”

    That strange cos they never have news items which begin “the papers say” on other issues.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Ms. Tiplady on the lecture circuit now?

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    • StewGreen says:

      9am local news .. opening line “Another U-turn today the budget announcement is coming early”
      .. That is hardly a U-turn
      as ever the previous anti-Truss items were honed.

      They also had an item trailing a local Green Energy summit .. that’s #PRasNews

      10am honed to “The chancellor will make *An emergency update* on the budget”
      .. The other local BBC radio station opened with news on the train strikes

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      • StewGreen says:

        12pm new opening words “The chancellor has announced more U-turns on almost all of last month’s budget”
        .. That’s spin .. He seems to have ordered a review into the deep future and postponed a future 1p cut in income tax.

        Here’s a clip of our mate “These Tories couldn’t run a tuck shop”

        ‘More good news , unions are running strikes on trains and buses’

        ‘Now John Major says something about the Netflix drama The Queen’

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  21. StewGreen says:

    9am R4 Black Britain and beyond
    “Christine Checinska, Miranda Kaufmann, Yomi Ṣode and Peter Frankopan discuss whose stories get told and why in history, with Adam Rutherford”

    Presenter “He’s a character of historical white privilege “#TheirBBC

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    • StewGreen says:

      Blurb “The first event marking Black History Month UK took place thirty five years ago, and the re-claiming and documenting of Black British and International History has since evolved into a national movement.
      But how much has changed in those three decades?
      The historian Miranda Kaufmann has spent years uncovering evidence of Africans in Renaissance Britain.
      Her first book Black Tudors: The Untold Story was published five years ago and has since become a free online course.
      (Got a kicking from History Debunked)

      The British Nigerian poet Yomi Ṣode interweaves his native Yoruba with English slang in his debut collection Manorism.
      He explores what it means to grow up black in Britain and the pressure to be constantly adapting his behaviour and language.
      But he also shows the past works in mysterious ways by finding inspiration in the life of the 17th century Italian painter, Caravaggio. (who he claims was an evil murderer who was let off)

      The curator Christine Checinska explores how fashion has formed a key part of Africa’s cultural renaissance in a ground-breaking exhibition at the V&A.
      Africa Fashion starts with the years of African independence that sparked radical political and social movements. But the show also includes contemporary designers who have broken with historical ideas to look to the future.

      The historian Peter Frankopan makes the case for world history – a view of the past from multiple foci – in the essay collection,
      What Is History, Now? He questions the role of history; whose stories are told and why.
      But the challenge of broadening horizons to encompass the whole world can make it oversimplistic and fractured.
      Frankopan believes the job of the historian is to look at the connections between societies, and explore what the past can tell about today’s world”

      (He made the claim that “95% of historians at British universities are only interested in European history, there are no depts interested in the history of other countries
      That sounds ridiculous of course loads of people work with Egyptian, Green, Chinese, Japanese history etc )

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      • tarien says:

        I really do wish those Black and for that matter coloured people would wind their necks in and be grateful they live within this nation and not back in those nations of their origin. To me whether born in the UK or not they remain of African descent, so let them study their own history and know how they lived and who it was that first came to their lands and took many of them for slaves to work in Egypt, and then as slaves to the Romans and man y others. The slave traders were Arabs, now called Muslims and have been top of the slave trade ever since they became followers of the teachings of Islam, now so dangerous to us whites. We hide with our heads in the sand and await our destruction or that is how it appears to the case. I am sick of saying ‘Wake up’ Britain, aren’t you?

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Totally agree Tarien. Sadly ‘they’ revel in being the permanent underdog. If the whole of Parliament was made up of BAMEs, if every face on the tv was a BAME, if our NHS was entirely BAMEs (which it almost is anyway), ‘they’ still wouldn’t be satisfied !

          Some publicity lately of Barbara Blake Hannah – the first black female journalist on UK … and her experiences in the 60’s. She has now long returned to Jamaica “living under blue skies and sandy beaches……” etc. which seems to be the mantra of those who have returned, YET they couldn’t get their ar…..s over here quick enough in the beginning !

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  22. taffman says:

    “Pressure mounts on Liz Truss ahead of Jeremy Hunt statement”
    The Tories are no longer Tory they have become Liberal ever since the Lib-Con pact of 2010.
    The real Tories are now in The Reform Party.
    Note how the left-wing ‘Meeja’ hardly cover anything about The Reform Party?

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    • Up2snuff says:

      taffman, I think the Conservative Party were ‘political cross dressing’ long before 2010. When did Theresa May declare them to be thought of as the Nasty Party at Conference? They saw how Blair & Brown had gone after the youth vote with the whole BritPop/BritArt thing and Green Issues and despite John Major’s failure using the latter to secure a victory in 1997 decided to go and dress up In Labour’s and the Liberal’s clothes.

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  23. tomo says:

    A doctor or a nurse or a scientist?

       5 likes

    • tarien says:

      With those pins stuck in her eyebrows and something else in her nose she must be a scientist and what is she going to do or where is she going to put that stick of rock?

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    • Guest Who says:

      The League of Extraordinary Jocks has a new member?

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  24. Tabs says:

    BBC News website homepage currently has 7 anti Liz Truss articles most trying to oust her:

    1. How long can Liz Truss survive as prime minister?
    2. ‘Game is up’ for Truss and ‘Met failings’ exposed
    3. Pressure mounts on PM ahead of chancellor statement
    4. How long can Liz Truss survive as PM?
    5. Chris Mason: A government living hour by hour
    6. Biden calls Truss’s economic policies ‘a mistake’
    7. How long can Truss survive?

    Remember when people used to accuse Rupert Murdock of trying to change the public voting intentions? Now we have the state funded BBC doing it too.

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    • Kaiser says:

      “6. Biden calls Truss’s economic policies ‘a mistake’”

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      considering bides absolute sh*t show and the USA’s economic knock on effects to the rest of the world , you would have to be absolutely moronic to print that line

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  25. tomo says:

    What?

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  26. Guest Who says:

    https://www.rebelnews.com/foi_reveals_shocking_extent_of_avi_yemini_nz_ban?

    I am not really a podcast person. I suspect few are given the success of the Newsnight Escape Committee efforts.

    But the headline intrigued me enough to stay with.

    Worth it doe the whole sorry, devious corrupt insight into the WEF politico-media cabals out there.

    It is full of multiples as applicable here.

    Who is allowed in. Who not.

    Reasons. Because reasons. Beyond reason.

    But one small thing did catch particular attention. The FOI.

    Bear in mind The BBC, above all bodies in this country, is uniquely exempted from answering just about anything under FOI.

    So if fellow state employees are tipping others the wink, or them… The BBC will not need to back up their efforts in support.

    Sources say.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Text below (update the BFD article is even clearer
      https://thebfd.co.nz/2022/10/17/the-plot-to-stop-avi-yemini-revealed )

      In correspondence from the New Zealand Immigration Department, border control officers were told to speak with us in the event we arrived and
      Quotes from FOI
      “assess their intentions of travel with a view to having them turned at the border”.

      “Thanks team. Great work from the Border Control team.
      I have been advised that Yemini was refused entry into New Zealand turned around at the border.
      Excellent work!,”

      Avi spoke about his minor conviction
      “The documents prove that New Zealand officials knew my criminal conviction was not reason enough to deny me entry to New Zealand even as they used it as justification to send me back to Australia”

      https://www.rebelnews.com/foi_reveals_shocking_extent_of_avi_yemini_nz_ban

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  27. atlas_shrugged says:

    Went to watch a bike race in Londonistan yesterday. To avoid anti-car congestion nazies I decided to take criminal transport. I do this every five years or so to remind myself why I never use it.

    At the station the pedestrian overpass was still closed after five years so maze routing skills were required to get to the other platform. By miracle a train appeared with rainbows at both ends.

    Then cross-rail did what it said on the tin. The brand new ER (may peace be upon her) line was closed for engineering works so onwards to Paddington where it resumed service.

    Then some mad-cow started screeching: ‘see it, say it, sorted’ at us train victims. Emerging at Southall with my Brompton I noticed that since 1976 the ethnic population had been completely replaced. The car drivers were nice, mainly because they were completely stationary.

    At the track a nice chap let me take some pictures of his home made bike that he had got up to 73.79 mph on the flat. So one hell of a lot faster than criminal transport.

    Then an Angel gave me a lift home in his car.

    I did not watch the BBC at any time during this period.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Atlas – although the damage is done – the days of grant shapps giving hundreds of millions to socialist councils to screw up traffic by closing roads and putting in cycle lanes – is – hopefully – over – and the department against transport will be ‘trimmed ‘ ….

      Londonistan is well and truly screwed . As a true londoner I on,y know it via the tube – and that place truly is third world . Feeling the seat for ‘wee’ is a necessity – checking for threats from the coloured gangs after school is vital . Engaging is a no no because if you took on a 6 foot 17 year old boy child the plod would nail you and give him ‘compensation ‘….

      This morning the eco s climbed the dartford bridge and closed the m25 to those trying to go to work …. … tradition … milk pouring this afternoon … tradition …

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      • StewGreen says:

        Outside London I normally engage with tough youths.
        Cos what happens is older people increase alienation by constantly looking away.
        It signals that people are afraid of them.
        Whereas I look them in the eye and I say “Alright mate, what time is it ?” etc.
        ..they do answer you normally.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Stew
          What language are you using ? Gudgerati ? Urdu ?

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Me Too Stew ! ‘tough’ youths tend to congregate in the park where I take my dog for walks. Invariably she runs up to them and throws herself at their feet waiting to be stroked. So I calmly go and get her and say “she’s a bit of a tart, I call her Ever Ready – she’ll go with anybody”, they laugh and I’ve yet to have a problem.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Brissles – depends on how much violence you have experienced in your life – I’ve had more than my fair share – it breeds caution and an ‘all or nothing mindset ‘ …
            And the avoidance of certain times and places where asserting rights will lead to trouble with the ferals …

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            • BRISSLES says:

              I can only sympathise Fed, perhaps luckily I’ve never lived in an overtly threatening area. Criminality and fearsome groups of toxic youths have no doubt increased in the past decades, but even back in the 50’s and 60’s there were gangs of teddy boys with flick knives looking for trouble, not forgetting the mods and bikers in the 60’s.

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      • atlas_shrugged says:

        Fedup2 – sympathies. Maybe a suit of kevlar armour is required to negotiate the tube and a trip to the shops.

        Stinky rebellion were formed just to break the law, so they should be made to do something useful like pick up litter on the side of the road IMHO.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          I only really notice how brutal the area in londonistan is -is when I leave it . . Similarly with the whole londonistan environment . I often think of leaving it – whitee flight – but I’d probably ditch the UK too ….I’m lucky to have the choice ….

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  28. Guest Who says:

    God is still great.

    The BBC ‘line to take’ will be fabulous.

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  29. Fedup2 says:

    Fascinating . The BBC failed to take the chancellors’ statement live – and instead had 2 beeboids yapping at each other on parliament green . They eventually got him on 10 minutes after he started .

    It looks like we now have a grown up chancellor ……

    The domestic fuel subsidy is only fixed to April 2023 now – subject to reviews…..

    Looks like not all of the money trees are being cut down …

    Just to mention – the issue is so urgent that the chancellor got approval from the Speaker to announce the dumping of the mini budget ( the political death of Mary lis truss ) before the formal address to parliament at 1530 Monday afternoon .
    I’m gonna choke on me popcorn . …..big day for anoraks …

    Personally – I think mr hunt has done the right thing – there has to be control of public spending on fuel – maybe more targeted – and cutting taxes was a crap idea – when benefits claims will be going up in the coming recession .

    Don’t get me wrong – I’m a far right low tax – no government believer – but we are where we are ….

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    • Tabs says:

      Right after the statement the outside beeboid did a live linkup to another BBC woman back at the studio. “How are the markets reacting to the statement?”

      “Yes a great day for the markets” and other such nonsense.

      The FTSE markets have been climbing all days since 08:30 with no noticeable change during or after the statement. In fact they have dropped slightly after the statement.

      The BBC “market expert” basically talked utter crap giving her analysis based on nothing. She is Asian though so that is all that matters.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Liam Halligan – one of the jewels of GBNews – was more on the money – even if GBNews stupidly dumped his show ..

        If you are looking for comedy drama on Monday afternoon – and have 2 hours to spare – and like Shakespeare – try the Parliament Channel —-,..at about 1520 onward …

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, Liz Truss appears to be none too sharp in the Intellect Department. She obviously put no thought into what was the true cause behind our present inflation. As First Lord of the Treasury she should have a good grasp of economics as well as Political History, especially that of the Conservative Party.

      Unfortunately she failed to realise two things; firstly Conservative Party members will vote for tax cuts and ‘growth’ because most of them are as greedy as MPs & Peers, secondly Conservative MPs are as greedy and venal as most of their Party members. They are greedy for the job of Prime Minister and all Conservative MPs think they can do it because they will have someone in their Constituency party who has told them that.

      Three female Conservative Party Prime Ministers; all major failures in some or all aspects of their tenure. I do hope the Labour Party membership stay with a male, stale and pale, as their Party leader.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Up2 – good leaders choose good wise advisors who are switched on to reality . Such people are rare . Nut nut never had one – after he sacked his ‘brain ‘ Cummings .
        Cummings was too revolutionary too fast .

        May was just a traitor . Cameron didn’t realise how strongly the brexit vote would be if given the opportunity – despite Project Fear …

        People are now as likely to vote red labour – because they are not blue labour – as to support any policies .

        But our UK priority should be independence of food and fuel above all else – and zero immigration

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  30. Doublethinker says:

    The Remainers Revenge

    an overconfident Cameron thought it would be easy to offer a referendum on the EU and win it so finishing off Farage and UKIP for good who were nibbling away at the Tory vote.

    Wen we voted to leave Cameron and his Remainer chums were stunned and it took them a little while to recover and start their anti democratic fight back . With May as PM they were confident that they could hoodwink enough of us to get a deal which left us more in than out. How did May become PM , who fixed it ?

    But They didn’t factor in the EU elections , a big mistake. Farage led us to a rout of the Tories and even the most complacent Tory realised they had to get rid of May and put in someone who at least appeared fully committed to Brexit . So we got Boris. But they connived with Labour and the Lib Dems to hobble him regarding a full Brexit.

    But for reasons which aren’t clear to me despite Boris not really doing anything about completing Brexit or exploiting its potential they wanted rid of him. Perhaps they thought they could get Hunt or Sunak in as PM , both of whom are more EU friendly. Instead the Tories members chose Truss much to the chagrin of the Tory Remainers.

    So they now set about torpedoing Truss using their globalist pals to demonstrate how easily they can wreck a country’s economy if they want to. They have used the last budget to get rid of the Chancellor and put Remainer Hunt in place just ready to become PM when they finish off Truss.

    I don’t think there will be a eight week long Tory campaign with two candidates vying for the members votes this time. The narrative will be that the country can’t afford it at this time of crisis, a crisis created by the Remainers , and so Hunt will be appointed on the understanding he snuggles up to the EU.

    The job will be completed after the next GE no matter who wins and after eight years the Remainers will be triumphant.

    We never had a chance if we played by the rules. Mark Steyn often quotes Orwell, ‘There is no turbulence left in England’, we will meekly accept that our democratic choice has been ignored by the elite ruling class. The same is true of our acceptance of mass migration, green policies, Covid policies, we know they are crackers or dangerous but we let them be imposed on us. Sad but true.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Double – I don’t think rejoining the EU is at the centre of this . Nut nut was easily distracted by covid and was too poor an organiser to hive someone off to ensure Blighty pulled away from the ReichEU.
      The swamp still thinks it’s all about economics – but we brexiters know it is not – it is far more visceral than that – it is about the hatred of being controlled by unaccountable Brussels – and out ability to control the country

      – which is why the demand border control – legal and illegal – is not understood by the swamp .
      ( the swamp being politicians and MSM )

      I can’t see either party moving toward rejoining the Reich EU – problems with Scotland and Northern Ireland will pre occupy – as well as the economy over the coming years – if the fuel supply situation continues –

      If putin / Ukraine was to change all of the above might need revision … but it could get worse – of course …

      .. if putin were to use a nuclear bomb -I wonder whatvNATOs reaction would be if fallout reached – say – Poland ?

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      • Doublethinker says:

        My view is that our current economic problems will be blamed on Brexit by the Remainer elite . All those voted remain and some who voted leave will agree, polls will show a majority in favour of rejoining. Truss will in due course pay the price for the economic collapse orchestrated by Remainers and globalists and be replaced by EU lover Hunt. We will move back within the EU orbit even if we don’t formally rejoin.
        Even this catastrophe will hardly matter in twenty years or so because the culture clash of between migrants of various origins and with poor old whitey will consume everything.

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        • tarien says:

          My God Doublethnker how right you could be-when Hunt came into the picture it prompted a way in for those who wanted to remain-but I just wonder with how much happiness the European Union will welcome those remainers & the UK back? I really do not think they will want us now as we are a broke nation and maybe so for some time to come. My French friends tell me that Britain should keep well away as matters are most definitely wobbly with them politically and economically. The next G election will they surmise see the back of Macron et al. The rise of Le Pen could be under way.

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          • Doublethinker says:

            I think that the ego of the Brussels elite will not allow them to refuse to let the UK to rejoin , perhaps joining the Euro will be the price to be paid. The return of the prodigal son , a chastened son who will be ready to prostrate itself before the EU Parliament, will be to good to miss for them. It will send a message to any other country who may flirt with leaving and boost the tax income.
            I expect that all of this will be completed by the end of 2026 with Macron still at the Elysee. He will regard as it a great victory for the globalist cause, which sadly will be correct, and very useful for his chances of becoming the EU President.

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            • Fedup2 says:

              Double
              I think EU policy now is that any joiners must adopt the Reichmark € – the £ € will be parity so really easy . Will it be done whilst the current king is in his place ?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      One Party – vote Boris get Corbyn.

      Few foresaw that Xi Jinping would become the most assertive Chinese leader in decades – he is now all but set to secure a historic third term in power.

      A decade ago little was known about Mr Xi – apart from the fact that he was a “princeling” because his father was one of the country’s revolutionary leaders.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-63210545

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Double, it was easy for Remainers in the ‘Establishment’ to set Boris up, thanks to Covid-19. Boris’s brain is as untidy as his hair, ie. it is all over the place, he was dependent on Cain and Cummings to organise him. These days a Conservative Prime Minister needs a Chief of Staff running his office who is not a Civil Servant and who rules the CSs with a large stick while wearing very soft soled shoes. With Cain and Cummings gone, Boris was an easily set up ‘mark’.

      Boris chose the wrong set-up to advise HMG from the outset of Covid-19, he should have had only one person, someone who really knew about viruses to advise him. Then he should have locked down for the length of time that a virologist would say was necessary and then have done it early and completely, not late and partially. Completely means total quarantine, no exceptions, enforced with a threat of incarceration. One of the contributors to this site pointed out how daft it was to have endless flights into and out of the UK during Bojo’s First Lockdown; something like 50,000 people a day were traipsing through the UK and spreading Covid.

      It didn’t help, of course, that the PM caught Covid or something (I’d love to see his notes and whether a blood test was done); I wonder who infected the PM? If I was the Head of ‘Five’, I would have been all over that. As I would have been for Crerar and Kuenssberg later on. Co-incidentally, I happened upon a feature about the latter in a Sunday supplement from last summer. It appears that PC and LK were educated at the same school. Together? Coincidence?

      Boris. Still under pressure recovering from Covid, still under pressure dealing with Covid with daily Press Conferences. Still under pressure from an unhelpful Labour Party, unhelpful Governments in Wales and Scotland, unhelpful Mayors in Manchester, unhelpful SoS for Health (should have been Jeremy Hunt!) and unhelpful NHS. In addition as with any large Committee, SAGE would be more of a hindrance than a help.

      Conclusion:
      It was easy for Boris to be talked into another Lockdown, for Civil Servants to set up ‘work events’ and then leak the photos to a couple of helpful journalists. If Boris Johnson had had a Chief of Staff who did not trust Whitehall, did not trust the advice given “These are work events, Prime Minister, it is also your home as well as a place of work. It is perfectly in accord with the Lockdown Rules.” and who told the PM bluntly he should not participate at all, Boris Johnson would still be Prime Minister and we would have avoided the Liz Truss chaos as well as the preceeding Leadership contest.

      If only …….

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      • Doublethinker says:

        You may well be right but It was Boris who sacked Cummings , who adopted the green agenda , allowed migration to increase and sat on his hands over following up Brexit. He was a great disappointment.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Sure, but who pushed Boris into sacking Cain ? Not Cummings, iirc, he resigned because of Cain’s dismissal. It was Princess Nut Nuts?

          And who pushed Boris into the ‘Green Agenda’ aside from the political ‘cross-dressing’ aspect or fashion trend ?

          Yes, you’ve probably guessed by now: Princess Nut Nuts.

          Impatience is the undoing of Prime Ministers. See Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Liz Truss and yes, of course, Boris Johnson. Rumour is that Bojo became impatient with Lord Frost, who was handling negotiations with the EU, muscled him aside and took over and made bodge of the N.Ireland protocol.

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  31. StewGreen says:

    7 minutes ago local BBC published a web story
    “Snaith man acquitted of manslaughter”

    The thing is that happened 68 hours ago on Friday Afternoon.
    Why was the BBC so slow ?

    The guy had slapped a man “you touched my bird”
    the other guy fell to the ground catching his head awquardly.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-63283679

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  32. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Shy away from dictator and horrible man … ha ha ha ha..

    How Xi Jinping made himself unchallengeable
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-63210545

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  33. Thoughtful says:

    100 000 people rioting in France over the inflation in the country and there are no reports in UK Media, yes I know they riot every other week in France, but there are also riots in Germany as well not being reported.

    IN other BBC news a man who has to have kidney dialysis is moaning that he is shivering because he refuses to wear anything other than a vest and thinks taxpayers should pay to heat his home for him while he refuses to even cover himself properly!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63241742

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  34. Nibor says:

    Today I made a decision ; I am not going to recycle .

    This is actually a hard decision because Ive trained myself , like a dog , to sort and do my bit . But not now .

    As these eco loons and other leftists are allowed to get away with obstructing ordinary people , like the Dartford idiots I am going further and further away from wasting my time listening to them .

    We know if this was a “right wing ” protest ( more usually a libertarian or Powers That Be do your job properly ) thing then the PTB would come down hard . For God`s sake they come down hard on white van man and other workers who NEED to stop and leave their vehicles .

    So that`s all glass bottles , aluminium cans , paper and plastic NOT sorted and going to landfill . I urge everyone else to do the same .

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    • micknotmike says:

      Hi Nibor,
      I’m with you on this, for a different reason. I used to put all my recyclables in the blue bin, now we have a bag for cardboard, and if you have a ready meal then cardboard in here, plastic in there. Great. But not the thin film on the top. Got it. Wash out all the jars and plastics before putting them in the bin. Yup. Remove all the tape from corrugated cardboard, tape in the grey bin, cardboard in the bag. Try to put cardboard in bag without taping bundle. Give up .sod it. Put the lot in the grey bin. Also no need to chase around the neighbourhood on a windy day trying to catch a blue bag.

         18 likes

      • tomo says:

        Chap I know cleared historical spud bed in garden ( for patio) and put the results in green bin – green bin emptiers had a twat on board the £200k truck who was inspecting bins prior to pickup – refused – as spuds were deemed “food waste”

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Canterbury (a Conservative Council) have voted to declare a Climate Emergency so they then ask residents to either pay a charge to have their garden waste collected or to take it in their cars (!) to the local recycling centre. It is not just Liz Truss who is a thicko Conservative!

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    • Tabs says:

      I still sort my recyclables but the local council still dump it in the landfill “because we cannot find a buyer for the recyclable materials”.

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      • Guest Who says:

        One for Justin, Sir Boaty, Matt, etc…?

        https://order-order.com/2022/10/17/sadiqs-all-expenses-paid-climate-pollution/

        Or, if they are on board… ‘not news’.

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      • Terminal Moraine says:

        I think a lot ends up in landfill. I did some work for a drinks packaging company, everything needs to be manually sorted at recycling. Even wine bottles need each plastic collar on the neck removed.

        Pringles cartons are apparently the worst, 6/7 types of material in them.

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        • Scroblene says:

          Does that number actually include the stuff Pringles are made from TM?

          Apparently, they never recycle those bottles of handwash which you squeeze down for a squirt, as a spring inside is a different material!

          Wonder how many Albanians are employed to check these things? Perhaps chuck a few over the fence at Manston for the 3,000 illegals to sort out!

             6 likes

          • Terminal Moraine says:

            Good question Scroblene, I’d rather not know what’s in the actual Pringles themselves.

            Illegal immigrants doing our recycling eh? Has a Tony Soprano “we’re in waste management” ring to it. Stand up guys, those Albanians…

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            • Scroblene says:

              Ha ha ha, TM!

              D’you remember Milo Minderbinder buying cotton and selling it as a snack in Catch 22?

              Well, Pringles have a similar texture, the flavour is in the first millisecond of the crunch, and from thereon, you’re eating Milo’s cotton wool…

              Clever people these non-foodies…

                 2 likes

            • Up2snuff says:

              TM, it is re-processed potato. Look on the tube/carton/thingy.

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        • Wild Bill says:

          We recycle nearly everything, not much goes in the grey bin.
          Ash from the fire in the winter goes in it, that will probably be illegal next.

             1 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Nibor I have done that for some time
      When GreenSupremacists waste my time I deduct it from the time I spend sorting recycling
      The thing is it winds DramaGreens up, cos they think they are saving the planet
      but the maths is often against recycling cos the processing uses so much resources and energy it’s usually better to incinerate the waste and get energy/heat out.

      Also I do try to eat more meat these days.

         13 likes

      • Scroblene says:

        In Tunbridge Wells Boro’, we are asked to put food waste in ugly orange boxes for collection for some bio-op somewhere nearby! We never do as the dog eats everything anyway!

        The stench from these boxes, and the slop-truck wheezing along the road on a Monday/Tuesday morning is pretty awful, but we’re told that the farmers use the stuff once it’s completely rotted…

        I thought farmers were supposed to be packing up these days, because I would if I had to spread filthy old pizzas and kebabs all over the place for the rats and mice…

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, they (Loc.Authority) wanted to build an incinerator somewhere that would convert waste into heat to generate electricity. They were going to fit the latest in smoke filtration to the chimney. The local Green group decided they were against it (rolling eye emoji) and campaigned to stop it going ahead. LA decided it wasn’t worth the hassle and sends the waste to landfill instead.

        These so-called ‘green’ groups are not green. You are more green than they are.

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        • atlas_shrugged says:

          When the Berlin wall came down the mad marxists were completely discredited and were politically made extinct. With no political home, or supporters, these unhinged individuals needed a new home. They decided to infiltrate the green groups in europe.

          The greens have not been green for a long time. They are red.

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  35. Nibor says:

    MickNM ,

    Why dont we just send all our rubbish round to these eco loons homes and they can do their bit by sorting it out for us while we go to work .?

       17 likes

    • micknotmike says:

      Could be dangerous. They may not be able to distinguish between corrugated cardboard and meat-free burgers. I know I can’t.

         22 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Mmm I think I need to put up a recycling thread … and I can recycle troll comments there – once they’ve been washed …

           3 likes

  36. StewGreen says:

    10-2pm local radio opinion show
    Not really a phone in anymore cos they mainly air what Labour stalwarts tweet at them
    They have lost lots of listeners so will read anyone’s tweets even non-lefty ones
    11:47 Broomfleet Flyer “I agree with Paul, the media was in part responsible for demise of Boris”
    Presenter “Boris was WHOLLY responsible for demise of Boris”

    11:53 Trev “Paul the BBC hating Conspiracy Theorist should take off his tin foil hat and his blue tinted glasses
    Tell Paul and BroomFleet Flyerto get a grip”

    ..See how that is just a pure Ad Hom attack on Paul by throwing the label Conspiracy Theorist on him and calls the non-lefties stupid
    And that the presenter says nothing

    OK that’s interesting let me rewind to Paul, which was just a quick bit in a sea of lefty comments
    11:29am Presenter “Oh it’s Paul, *Paul’s always having a pop*”
    (see that negative FRAMING)
    Paul “Media are laughable, they’re shaking their heads at prospect of PM’s changing
    yet it was media and the BBC in particular made sure Boris was driven office
    Now lots of champagne corks popping at the BBC again”

    Presenter in reaction “Its not like that there’s not an agenda, they cover the news of the day and they ANALYSE it”

    Paul continued “Your show & most didn’t give a balanced view on cake eating ..”
    “You used question as a headline trickery like ‘He has to go doesn’t he ?’ never asked if it was that serious ?
    People asked you to stop banging on, UK media has done a lot of harm”

    Presenter replied “Thats right *shoot the messenger*”

    So the presenter called someone commenting against media bias as “shooting the messenger”
    Yet when lefty commenter Trev smeared non-lefties, he didn’t call that “shooting the messenger”

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    • StewGreen says:

      The context
      11:30am Paul suggested champagne corks pop at the BBC on good news for Labour
      Local BBC presenter “Its not like that ! There’s not an agenda”
      Doh ! it comes from a famous meme in 2007
      when Jane Garvey let it slip
      that BBC were anti-Tory
      .. but they aren’t any more /sarc

      https://conservativehome.blogs.com/torydiary/2007/05/the_bbcs_champa.html
      (I note our own audio and transcript files have become dead links)

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         10 likes

      • Thoughtful says:

        To be honest recalling that time, the Major government was absolutely appalling as he tried to force through the Maastricht treaty which lead to Britain leaving the EU and how he refused to allow a referendum as other European countries had (not that it did them much good!).

        And I also remember the totally inept Douglas Hume going to sign the treaty and then having done so announcing ! “Well we’ve signed it, now we’d better find out what’s in it!

        It was a shame the Tories had beaten Labour when led by Neil Kinnock, because if they had been it would probably only have been a 5 year wrecking of the country and then the Tories back in power again.

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  37. StewGreen says:

    Next local presenter just retweeted Starmer
    .. then he played the Labour anthem
    “Things Can Only Get Better”

       8 likes

  38. Thoughtful says:

    Just hearing on ‘certain’ sites that the riots in Europe might be under a ‘D’ notice given the scale of them and the fact they appear to be happening in vitually all of Western Europe.

    Given the state of politics in the UK at the present time I’m sure it wouldn’t take much for a spark to set the whole thing off here as well.

       17 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Dear Winston Smith at the BBC £3.5bn UK News Service Department,

      I noticed on the BBC news (2jul2019) you showed the opening of the EU Parliament and The Brexit Party facing the opposite way (outward looking) to the other MEPs (inward looking) and went on to show the Liberal Demoracts Party wearing bright yellow t-shirts front side only (not yellow vests).

      May I point out three bits of omission as it was a former employee of yours that said “Omission was the greatest lie.”.

      1) You showed the Liberal Democrats t-shirts but did not display what was on the back .. B*LL*CKS TO BREXIT. I added stars incase your system blocks swear words. This is missing the point that grown ups are swearing in Parliament.

      2) Your complaints page has been missing for at least two weeks that shows your omissions and corrections in 2018 like the one where you said NHS nurse but in fact she was a Labour Activist.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/corporate2/helpandfeedback/corrections_clarifications/corrections_2018

      3) I see MEP Magid Magid got refused entry to the EU Parliament, but the article shows a nice t-shirt (IMMIGRANTS MAKE BRITAIN GREAT) and not the one he wore which was “F**K FASCISM” when trying to enter Parliament.

      From these 3 cases I hope you can see that omission lets the BBC tell a different story and can elevate those in favour and bring scorn to those out of favour.

      I know this email is on its way to the BBC Memory Hole but hope that at least one person in the BBC, you Winston, get a chance to raise an eyebrow.

      Many Thanks,
      A BBC TV License Tax payer helping the Few like Gary Lineker, Not the Many like the over 75s.

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2019/07/03/midweek-open-thread-3-july-2019/#comment-998744

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  39. StewGreen says:

    3:30pm Next Monday “Wine in a Changing Climate
    The Food Programme
    As rising temperatures supercharge the UK wine industry, Jaega Wise finds out what this means for winegrowing at home and abroad, and the mixed blessing climate change presents”

    Will they mention that clever crop breeding has brought us varieties that are more resilient against British weather ?

       11 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      How often does the Earth’s magnetism change?
      These reversals are random with no apparent periodicity to their occurrence. They can happen as often as every 10 thousand years or so and as infrequently as every 50 million years or more. The last reversal was about 780,000 years ago.

         4 likes

    • Beltane says:

      And will they mention the productive vines as far north as present day Northumbria in Roman times?

         12 likes

  40. Flotsam says:

    Brexit is a Civil War, a bloodless one……so far.

    Like all Civil wars the reasons people make sacrifices and risk their lives are far more complex than a lot of historians and politicians might have you believe. The commonly purveyed view of the American Civil War was that it was about slavery. I would suggest that in most cases the Confederate soldiers didn’t give a stuff about slavery, it was, for them, about governance, the freedom for a state that one lived in to govern itself. The comparison with Brexit is quite eerie.
    The Conderstes didn’t wish to be Governed by the elite in Brussels……I mean Washington.

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  41. tarien says:

    For goodness sake not that Sunak individual for Prime Minister-Can’t bear the fact of having an Indian by origin in charge of our country, would rather have Penny Mordent, who in fact I think has the strength to run up against inside and outside influences national and International.

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  42. Terminal Moraine says:

    In the last week at a European Parliament hearing a Pfizer director admitted their C19 trials weren’t testing for transmission (something already known in 2020, but barely reported on). The FDA just approved Moderna & Pfizer for use in children 5+, despite there being no data for use on kids, only adults… which itself was approved after a trial on just 8 mice.

    And a pre-print study puts the infection fatality rate (before vaxx rollout) lower than thought at between 0.03% and 0.07% depending on age. By comparison, IFR of the flu is about 0.1%.

    So what do the BBC report on instead? “Ex-teacher calls for classroom Covid air filters”. I wonder why the BBC ignore evidence of scientific and governmental fraud, and instead turn to an ex-teacher who happens to be a LibDem councillor, and by coincidence has a lot of things to say about covid, Brexit and net zero / 2030 targets judging by his Twitter.

    The BBC behaves like a mix of Take a Break and the Morning Star.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-63232551

       10 likes

  43. Terminal Moraine says:

    Reminder of our new de facto PM. Police escorts and being sealed in your home China-style seems quite jolly to him:

       4 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Russia used “weapons of disinformation” to spread the Kremlin’s version of events about the Salisbury nerve agent attack last year, Jeremy Hunt is to say in a speech marking World Press Freedom Day.

      The Foreign Secretary (pictured) will take aim at the likes of RT (formerly Russia Today) over its broadcasting of the Russian state’s “official narrative” of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

      In an address in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today, Hunt is expected to champion the benefits of media freedom and warn that the authoritarian model of development is “ultimately flawed”.
      https://pressgazette.co.uk/jeremy-hunt-broadcaster-rt-russia-today-is-part-of-russias-efforts-to-destabilise-our-democracies/

      …………….

      Russia’s RT and Sputnik barred from UK conference on media freedom
      This article is more than 3 years old
      Foreign Office says news outlets refused entry over ‘active role in spreading disinformation’

      https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/09/russia-rt-sputnik-barred-conference-media-freedom

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      • atlas_shrugged says:

        What Jeremy Hunt will fail to report is the attack by the UK establishment on its own UK citizens. These will be folk like Norman Scarth (a WW2 veteran) or someone calling himself the Flying vet. These individuals will certainly be unique personalities but are they actually harmful?

        Back in the day I would follow RT because they reported on the terrible treatment of these pensioners (secret trials with no reporters allowed, solitary confinement, drugging etc etc).

        Fast forward and these activities are continued by psychopathic state scumbags e.g. against Julian Assange. RT still supports these individuals but I no longer follow RT because of Putin’s war.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Steyn just played that Hunt Covid video.

         3 likes

  44. Guest Who says:

    Can’t wait for the after party once Gaz outs himself as trans too.

       8 likes

  45. Guest Who says:

    Toenails really is vile.

    What is that line meant to be?

       5 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Meanwhile, the rest of the media weigh in to serve their interests interests.

      It is the only function these oily, overpaid toads were created for.

         9 likes

    • Doublethinker says:

      Just another move to get Hunt into No 10 before Christmas.

         5 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Might have been wiser for this BBC employee to stay silent rather than evidencing his bias .

      Watching the proceedings in the rotten commons – labour did not score even when there was an open goal – nor did the SNP – penny mordent did well pretending to be the PM taking the ‘urgent question ‘ – even when truss turned up . Truss walked out when the SNP started their rant so she showed good judgement there .

      Jess Phillips was noticeably tired and emotional . Penny mordent mentioned ‘she didn’t understand the optics ‘ but the house didn’t get the joke … hic..
      Jeremy Hunt seemed both nervous , stressed , committed and knackered- but certainly more grown up than the previous over promoted idiot .

         8 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Joe Biden spent much of the general election in his basement. Now, he and his aides ponder a very public inauguration.
      Nov. 21, 2020 at 4:42 pm Updated Nov. 21, 2020 at 6:57 pm

      https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/joe-biden-spent-much-of-the-general-election-in-his-basement-now-he-and-his-aides-ponder-a-very-public-inauguration/

         3 likes

  46. Guest Who says:

    They are being just a tad blatant.

       3 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Only the EU can save us from ourselves ….

      I did indeed tell them both to fuck off & would do so again in a heartbeat. I also told Tice that I wasn’t remotely interested in hearing about how much he enjoys my radio show. The rest, as you’d expect from an actual drunk with the criminal record to prove it, is bollocks.

         2 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Schröder embodies the revolving door between politics and business like perhaps no other European leader. After being voted out in 2005, Schröder ditched Germany for a lucrative chairman position at one of Russia’s biggest companies, Gazprom – a major shareholder of Nord Stream 2 – on Putin’s invitation. The move was no coincidence: not only had Schröder exposed himself to ridicule when he referred to Putin as a “flawless democrat” in 2004, but, notably, also signed the controversial pipeline agreement that is haunting European politics today a mere weeks before leaving office.

      https://www.eu-ocs.com/how-the-eu-is-falling-prey-to-political-corruption/

         1 likes

    • Kaiser says:

      nothing to do with the kung flu and the mad lockdowns and massive money printing ohh noo look over there squirrels erm I mean brexit

         9 likes

  47. Thoughtful says:

    Here is an important heads up video which could cause a great deal of distress if you are blindsided by this:

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  48. MarkyMark says:

    I thought that MPs were over worked helping their fellow constituents?

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    7 July 2022, payment of £10,000 from Taylor Wessing, 5 New St Square, London EC4A 3TW, for speaking at an event on 12 May 2022. Hours: 4 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 18 July 2022)
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    Payment of £600 expected from Global Media Group Services Ltd, 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA, for presenting an LBC radio show on 21 July 2022. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 12 August 2022)
    Payments from Swift Press Ltd, Mount Pleasant, Rugby Road, Church Lawford, Rugby CV23 9EJ, via the Curtis Brown Group, Haymarket House, 28 -29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP. All payments made direct to charity.
    25 February 2022, received £2,733.06 as an advance for a book. Hours: 300 hrs. (Registered 16 August 2022)
    27 May 2022, received £1,366.94 as a further advance for a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 16 August 2022)
    7 June 2022, received £820 as a further advance for a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 16 August 2022)

    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/11859/jeremy_hunt/south_west_surrey#register

    Jeremy Hunt
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer

    Conservative MP for South West Surrey

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  49. digg says:

    It is becoming clear that the UK no longer has a fully independent Government of its own. The pantomime in the last two weeks clearly show that the UK is in fact at the beck and call of the globalists and Eurocrats who are more than willing to hand out punishment. I believe that the financial upheaval was artificially created to damage the present government and force the UK to tow the line and quite likely the first step into forcing us back into the clutches of Brussels.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Digg
      The previous chancellor enjoyed the company of the city boys and must have earned them a good few shillings … it might be an explanation for his apparent ‘incompetence’ – or he was ‘ I’ll advised by his city pals ‘…

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      • StewGreen says:

        Libmob : “Evil Tories, that Sunak shouldn’t be chancellor he has friends in the Markets so he’ll just please them”

        Libmob : “Evil Tories, that Kwasi Kwarteng shouldn’t be chancellor he didn’t do what the Markets wanted”

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