329 Responses to Start the Week 24 October 2022

  1. Up2snuff says:

    Well, I think we can be sure of three things in uncertain times in the week just starting:
    1. The BBC will continue to be biased against a Conservative Government
    2. Whoever becomes Conservative Party leader and PM, the BBC will be doing their best to question the legitimacy of their ‘win’ and call for a General Election
    3. The BBC will be promoting their ‘cost-of-living-crisis’ heavily despite the fact that evidence was provided on TWotWeeee (by Sir Mervyn King? – the last good Governor of the Bank of England) that it does not exist and in fact the country is awash with money thanks to the Pandemic. Too much money chasing too few goods is causing our inflation. Not sure I would agree with that cause, but I do think Mervyn King was an excellent Governor of the Bank of England.


  2. Pat..original says:

    Boris has pulled out of the race according to the Mail on Line tonight.


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      I wonder what they had on him because he would have won had it gone to the party members.
      Apparently he has over the required 100.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Spose nut nut will advise supporters /. fans – to vote ‘penny’ ….


        • Fedup2 says:

          NO – NUT NUT NOT PLAYING ! No more popcorn ! Congratulations Richi – you were always the one for me – you and Goldman Sacks and corrupt Indian trillionaires …
          The flight from Gatwick to the Dom republic is at 10 am Monday ….


      • smoogie7 says:

        Boris could have won but it seemed that no one would work with him. He is no fool and knows full well that his rivals would make it difficult for him to govern which is what happened last time.


  3. smoogie7 says:

    Boris has pulled out and by the looks of things Rishi is in unless there is a rush of backers going to Penny which does not seem that likely. The members are not happy but where do they go? We cannot afford to have Labour in power at any cost. If Labour win then the BBC win


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yep what Blighty needs is a woman PM – or an Indian investment banker with a green card …


    • Jeff says:

      For the love of God, Smoogie, it doesn’t matter a bloody jot. The “Conservative” government have done sweet FA that could by any stretch be described as being remotely conservative. We have higher taxes, more immigration, both legal (a cool million plus a year) and illegal (who knows?) they’ve turned green issues into a bleedin’ religion and we’re all supposed to worship the NHS…

      This is a pointless game of political ping-pong. There’s barely a fag paper between Labour and Conservative. I couldn’t give a rat’s arse if the Tories lose every bloody seat. They deserve to. They’re charlatans.

      We need a new right of centre party.

      And pronto…


      • smoogie7 says:

        I am all for a new right of centre party but who? I see a lot of people tempted by Reform but are they strong enough to campaign without any representation anywhere?

        We need a party that will challenge the illegal crossings, be willing to take apart the silly woke trans rights activists and the other protesters such as the road blockers? A party that will stop and search criminals, tame the unions and be patriotic, pro Brexit but also fiscally responsible?

        We need a party like that more than ever but how can it really get off the ground?

        I will be open minded but at the moment I am in the politically homeless/ don’t know crowd.


        • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

          Smoogie From my, admittedly distant, analysis Britain seems to be in a position where a smaller party can now thrust itself forward with a good chance of winning seats in parliament. It could be an exciting time. the remnants of ukip, For Britain, and the Reform party et al should get together under an umbrella group and make a huge push for disgruntled and redwall Tory support. For the former there needs to be an emphasis on lower taxes and true conservatism but for the latter there should be a dynamic campaign to stop the boats, mass migration and to seal the border.
          Tice is happier talking about the tax cut side of things. Farage has filled a void by bringing the illegal arrivals to prominence amidst a media blackout on the issue. He deserves a lot of credit for that, but he does have the reputation for bottling things at the last hurdle or running away. He also has a tendency to change party policy on the hoof which can really annoy the membership.
          Luckily Nigel has said that he can’t do it on his own this time so let’s assume he is going to work in with others which will be very good for all concerned.
          My concern about Reform is that it is very much a top-down party and has no branch organisation to speak of and that will be needed to ignite the energy of the supporters.
          Another good sign is that the realization of the need for proportional representation has arisen to the point where it can no longer go away. It’s coming alright, and once the true conservatives have a party up and going they will be unstoppable.
          when the system is no longer skewered in favour of Tweedledum and Tweedledee parties.


        • G says:

          Fact is, no matter who governs the country they will be haunted 24/7 by one issue. A ‘poison chalice’. Reason, in my view, for all the ‘firm’ Tories over the decades now going into hiding because each and all of them welcomed printing fiat currency (aka the ‘Debt’) with gay abandon.

          National Debt, strings being pulled / tugged regularly by, “The Money Markets”. We are literally, ‘over a barrel’. Just the position welcomed by the WEF who, no doubt, control the ‘Money Markets’

          Current UK National Debt? – £2.365 TRILLION at the end of March this year. And rapidly accelerating.


          Rest of Europe in comparison?

          Feb 9th 2022 Express article:



      • taffman says:

        “We need a party like that more than ever but how can it really get off the ground?”

        The Reform Party, formally The Brexit Party . The real party that put the ‘fear of god into’ Bo Jo to get us out of the EU.
        The faux ‘Tories’ know that Boris is facing an inquiry.
        The Tories did nowt with their huge majority, nothing with their time in office and have done nothing with the mass of invaders on our shores. They have wrecked our economy and done nothing with the TV Licence but included the pensioners to pay that fee.
        The Tories have turned Great Britain into a third world country, a woke country – Smell the coffee .


      • Ian Rushlow says:

        Bottom line is that Britain is a one party state, and that what masquerades for political parties are simply fractions within a single blob, divided by personality clashes and varying degrees of enthusiasm for the Agenda. It doesn’t matter whether you vote for the Red fraction, the Blue fraction or the Yellow fraction: you end up with the same policies of globalism, mass immigration, eco extremism, trans nonsense, EU fanaticism, interventionist wars and generally intefering in other peoples countries.


        • taffman says:

          Ian Rushlow
          “Bottom line is that Britain is a one party state”
          We aint going anywhere with out Energy and we aint going anywhere with the ‘Green Blob’.


          • Jeff says:

            Yes, we are, in all but name, a one party state…

            I feel like the poor beasts in Animal Farm when they’re looking through the window at the pigs and the men drinking.

            “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

            Tax, immigration, Ukraine, NHS, net zero, fossil fuels, fracking.
            From Rishi to Starmer and from Starmer to Rishi again; but already it was impossible to say which was which…


      • Up2snuff says:

        Jeff, you forgot in your list of woes … “We have low unemployment, resolutely stuck near 1.3million, oh dear, how sad, never mind, but the Tories believe it is a record low since 1973” (Conservative Minister on TOADY – Shapps? Can’t remember, they change so often.)


  4. tomo says:


    • JohnC says:

      Snopes ‘fact checked’ a few videos of nasty Joe falling asleep – and surprisingly not a single one I found was concluded as ‘True’.

      That’s because they won’t fact check it when he really does. I’m quite certain they have looked at this one by now – let’s see if they ignore it.


  5. Jeff says:

    So, Boris has gone. Whether it was shady backroom deals…another floozie about to crawl out of the woodwork…or not enough votes…Who knows?

    What I do know is that the parliamentary party, after months of devious and dodgy shenanigans, have got the prime minister they always intended.

    And they call this democracy…


    • smoogie7 says:

      I think that we have the Asian Starmer being announced tomorrow. Will the BBC be softer on him than the last few MPs or are they still going to push for their precious Labour?


    • JohnC says:

      We will see soon enough when Boris is given something after everything dies down.

      I posted a couple of times yesterday about how the BBC were acting quite strangely over the leadership race as if the members vote wasn’t an issue. Now this has happened, it makes sense. They obviously knew this was going to happen. The question is – how ?. They are clearly getting information from the very highest level about the strategy to take.

      This is electoral suicide for the Tories. But I have to say they absolutely deserve it : they are weak and greedy. This is what you get when people are pushed forward for anything other than ability : the overall quality drops down to the average.

      Let’s see what Sunak does in the next couple of weeks. I’m very happy Truss has gone : she would have absolutely taken us back to the lap of the EU. The BBC have scored an own goal here.


    • Deborah says:

      I had heard of Boris having a fling whilst living at No10. The rumour came through a friend of a friend with No 10 connections. I have no idea if it was true, it could have been rumours put about by those plotting his downfall.

      If it were true, it would be excellent ammunition for those pushing the ‘Boris is a liar’ narrative.

      I had said on this site that I didn’t want the eco agenda that Boris was enacting. However I have grave concerns about a WEF Richie and in the unlikely event that it is Penny, her friendship with Bill Gates is of equal concern.


      • StewGreen says:

        Boris affair ? Since the press are mad to find dirt on Boris, how come that would be still secret ?


  6. Fedup2 says:

    Yes and nut nut can be on the 1000 Gatwick back to punta cara? For £5k a seat …


  7. Flotsam says:

    Should I be surprised at the Tory MP’s choosing Rishi? A dead cert election loser for sure. He won’t appeal to traditional Conservatives and he won’t appeal to the left, ultra rich with a non-dom wife. He won’t appeal to the Northern red wall sector. I can’t see the Welsh, Scots or Ulster people wanting him either. In short it’s electoral suicide. It shows how far removed from reality our Politicians are.

    The real Tory left wing rot started with Cameron/Osborne.


  8. Wild Bill says:

    Boris will be back for the General Election.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Bill -I think nut nut will be too busy making money ….
      The only loss he presents is the greater likelihood of a red labour regime


    • Dickie says:

      He would probably win in Ukraine and be presented with a free Presidential T shirt (X- extra Large).


  9. Fedup2 says:


    The lightweight business journo was going through the usual boring early morning ‘business news ‘. Then he had a few minutes with a business type called ‘guy hands ‘ who is apparently a close ally of ……William haig

    Anyway mr hands described the sort of decline the UK is going to continue in the way I do here . Mr Hands – apparently – is a big remainer – so his remedy to the UK s decline is to ‘renegotiate brexit ‘ which in my translation means rejoining .

    I would suggest the reason for the decline if deeper than whether we are in the EU or not . The grip on all the bits to the state – by the far left – is deep and will take an enormous long effort to change .

    The bbc journo doing the interview with guy hands was flummoxed . Mr hands fired both barrels describing our decline – skilfully mismanaged by the blue / red Labour Party . The journo just didn’t know what to say – particularly the need to cut welfare and raise taxes – which is coming anyway .

    The bbc journo handed over to Robinson who must have been pleased to hear someone describing his dream ( and the BBC ) dream ….


  10. Guest Who says:

    The future of the nation’s governance…

    Those in power who live by Twitter… are protected by those who also live by Twitter.


    • Guest Who says:

      Chris Bryant and Lammy were unavailable.


  11. Guest Who says:

    The crox of sh…eer predictability.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Guest who – I remember the memorable take down of Croxall by George Galloway live when he asked her if she was working for the Labour Party because her angle of attack on him was so obviously biased .

      She is a gift to us because the is pretty thick and provides us with clear evidence of the BBC far left mindset …. Thanks again …

      81 000 views of that clip ….with views echoing this site


  12. Fedup2 says:

    Funny how there are echoes of American politics in Britain – for instance – they dumped the rightful US president – but still go after him –
    And nut nut was dumped but they – the likes of the BBC and their Far Left allies will continue to try to destroy him – they’ve even got their own kangaroo court re running events of a few months ago in order to get him to lose his constituency seat .

    Meanwhile ordinary voters roll their eyes because they liked nut nut and gave him the benefit of the doubt because he was different and funny and a bit unpredictable …

    ..a good day for Goldman sacks …


    • JohnC says:

      One thing twitter has taught us is that when the Left hate somebody, they don’t just want to remove them from the scene. They want to utterly ruin them. They would be happy if they forced them to suicide.

      They are truly shallow, nasty, spiteful people when their masks slip.


  13. Sluff says:

    On Toady at 0750 the Bee Lady launches into another doom and gloom tirade.
    ‘It’s half term and for many parents they will be wondering how to feed the children’.

    How did they feed them in 2019? 2020? 2021?
    We were never told.

    Aha, I hear the BBC narrative cry, families didn’t need to worry about energy bills back then.

    Then at 0757 it’s the weather forecast. We are told the extremely mild weather will continue through the week, with temperatures up to 22c.

    And indeed we haven’t put our heating on yet. Our heating bill is therefore currently….zero.
    So not exactly the ‘eat or heat’ dilemma posed by our seditious state broadcaster.

    How pleasant it was to witness the BBC puncturing it’s own false agenda within 5 minutes.


  14. Guest Who says:

    I now know what a rictus grin looks like.


    • Fedup2 says:

      One of the features some dementia sufferers show is ‘unusual ‘ actions in social situations . For a moment that interviewer thought Biden was about to hit him – a little move back …..

      The Biden puppet masters must be really worried that the control isn’t working – eg nodding off mid interview…


      • JohnC says:

        For me the most worrying thing of all – by a country mile – is how the likes of the BBC and the rest of the Leftist MSM are totally ignoring his dementia because it suits their political agenda.

        This is the leader of the free world when we are stepping ever closer to WW3 – and those shameless rats think keeping Trump out is more important.

        The media should have forced Biden to be removed a long time ago. It shows what their ‘jounralistic ethics’ are really worth.

        And the worst of those is the BBC because the public are forced to fund it and it has a mandate to be impartial.

        Every single person knows the BBC is left-wing biased. Aside from a few hypocrites like maxi and some dimwit students, nobody disagrees. Why aren’t OFCOM doing their job ?. This really could end up costing hundreds of thousand of lives.


        • tomo says:

          … and the persistent swerving of examining the peeps in the US administration who are actually doing stuff.


  15. Sluff says:

    We need a government led by someone with proven experience who can feel at ease with the high tax, low growth, high regulation, unfettered immigration policies this government has been following.
    Since we have a Labour government in all but name, Tony Blair should be a shoe-in.


  16. Guest Who says:

    One for Springster?


  17. AsISeeIt says:

    Set upon – that’s one, rather comfortably archaic way of describing an attempted assassination edition

    Storm power chaos – is a headline today from the Daily Star. Does this refer to the battle for our next PM? It’s reminissant of a cheapskate telegram missive – missing full meaning but happily gifted context for us with a pic of an electricity pylon.

    Boris has bottled it – is on point, is understandable and a reasonable assessment care of the corporate giveaway advertising sheet Metro. Although the moment of his cowardly capitulation to the Blairite Tory blob was in fact more than two years ago when he was still PM

    Sunak set to become PM as Johnson pulls out (Telegraph) – if ever there was a rude awakening snub delivered to Tory party members – then this is it.

    Well, if our top corporates can happily oursource their customer-facing call centres to the sub-continent, then why not our politics?

    I’m still puzzling how it is that London traffic disrupting Extinction Rebellion (XR) are allowed to get their recruiting posters all over Transport For London bus shelter advertising boards, eh Mayor Khan, eh, Met Police?

    You just know that had some group posted – let’s say – some vaguely anti- hyper-immigration message… the full weight of authority would be on it like a gas-guzzling car bonnet.

    While we’re in the business of comparisons, let’s compare the spoilt brand Tory with the spoilt BBC brand Doctor Who – beware spoilers or hints of spoilers ahead…

    The so-called Conservative party has rubbished its own reputation with incessant lefty messaging, in-your-face diversity hiring, subbing its fans – newcomers and old – and basically, it’s lost the plot.

    The BBC’s historic marquee sci-fi franchise has latterly done likewise.

    And yet our national broadcaster retains a modicum of that ineffable will to self-preservation of theirs, as evidenced by the apparently immortal perennial Licence Fee and now this recent regeneration (so to speak): Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker’s regeneration reveals a new Doctor (BBC) – as veteran rock band The Who once warned us, claiming Won’t Get Fooled Again: “Meet the new boss, Same as the old boss”

    The openly left-leaning titles Guardian and ‘i’ newspaper signal their lefty credentials by picturing the failed, now struck-off Doc Wittaker on their frontpages. The Labour-supporting Mirror is meanwhile obsessed with their schmaltzy celeb PC Pride of Britain awards TV show.

    Indian-born British-American novelist Salmon Rushdie: …blind in one eye… has also lost one of his hands after being set upon on stage… (Guardian) is too high brow and too controversial for any awards thereabouts. Britain can’t been seen to be proud of this Indian-born chap. I digress.

    The Tory party, in contrast with our nationalised broadcasting corporation, won’t be welcoming back its former popular Tennant (of Number 10): The BBC has confirmed that the popular actor, who previously played the role between 2005 and 2010, has officially returned as the 14th Doctor (BBC)


    • Fedup2 says:


      I note that you missed the column by one of the Johnson supporting blue labour ex ministers got put on the telegraph ?last night but only lasted an hour because Johnson announced he is going on holiday again …?

      I think the ex minister in question was the one who was chancellor for a day ….


  18. Tabs says:

    Pound gains as Rishi Sunak leads race to become PM

    Can this sentence be fact checked or is it a BBC opinion piece?
    The pound has gained on the dollar as Boris Johnson dropped out of the Tory leadership race, leaving Rishi Sunak as the favourite to become prime minister.

    Perhaps the USD fell due to Biden falling asleep during an interview.


    • Guest Who says:

      Springster on it yet?

      Given her vast experience in money markets.

      Surprised she has not been tapped by VampireSquid.Com yet


  19. Guest Who says:

    Tomorrow: Chris Bryant MP, Wes Streeting MP, Ben Bradshaw MP and some ex Labour MP the media don’t mention, discuss.


  20. StewGreen says:

    BBC Radio4 is completely devoid of agenda pushing today ../sarc
    9:45am The Advertise Your Book for a week slot
    *Greta’s new book*. (5 episodes)

    10am Woman’s Hour
    Artist and conservationist Sophie Green (In her paintings she highlights some of the planet’s most endangered animals)
    Deepfake porn, British gymnastics sex scandal cover ups etc.

    11am Follow the Dream : Mana Azaris was 14 when her parents told her of the plan to travel thousands of miles at the hands of smugglers to reach relatives in the UK. She reveals what’s happened since


    • StewGreen says:

      “Since reaching the UK she’s made new friends and has set herself some ambitious goals in life, including making it into a mainstream film as an actress.
      If it sounds far fetched, then you don’t know Bit Bok.
      She’s courageous because she’s had to be.
      As the family’s only English speaker,* she was left to negotiate with some of the most ruthless smugglers imaginable.
      At every turn she’s had to confront problems and find creative solutions to keep her family going.”

      * The smugglers speak only English ?
      I bet many are Arab, and other are Albanians that have experience with Arabic speakers.


      • StewGreen says:

        She came from Iran where her father was a Kurdish political activist
        They say the family paid thousands of Euros to the smugglers and got to Dover and the cops were kind and took them to a immigrant centre in Wakefield.
        Then they were taken a well furnished house in Gateshead.
        (I thought they were supposed to have relatives in the UK, why didn’t they stay with them ?)

        Next they got leave to remain.

        At first she told BBC her life ambition was to become a doctor. Now she says that was just to please her parents, and she’s doing drama college.


      • StewGreen says:

        They say she got a paid role in a film
        It’s Georgia Oakley’s ‘Blue Jean’
        And it’s about LGBTQ and section 28
        The prog mentioned her parents didn’t seem interested in her acting
        but didn’t mention the topic. nor how big her part it is so I guess it’s small.
        It could well be that the parents are hostile to her appearing in a gay film.

        Review “We observe the lead interacting with pupils with easy authority, before heading to a gay club after work, where she meets up with her girlfriend Viv (Kerrie Hayes) and various lesbian friends.”

        This girl Mana, doesn’t appear in the cast list


    • MarkyMark says:

      “to travel thousands of miles at the hands of smugglers” – Saudi is closer?

      Saudi Arabia has 100,000 air-conditioned tents sitting empty, still won’t take Syrian refugees

      Swedish govt ditches environment ministry, leading to shock, uproar
      By JONATHAN POWELL in London | China Daily Global | Updated: 2022-10-21 09:28


  21. taffman says:

    “River pollution: New phosphate rules hit thousands of planned new homes”
    And – “thousands of planned homes” for what ?
    Mass illegal immigration and an evan larger ‘Carbon Footprint’
    They take us all for fools.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Every day, around three million litres of sewage is emptied into the Ganges – and only about half of that has undergone any kind of treatment. The river’s waters are so dirty that it’s considered one of the most polluted waterways in the world.20 Jan 2022


    • StewGreen says:

      The phosphate around here would flow away easily
      except the Environment Agency has decided it won’t ever do any more dredging work on all the drains, canals and straightened rivers that 500 years ago used to be marshland.. cos it regards them as natural (they aren’t).


  22. Thoughtful says:

    Just hearing a story about one of the New England states about to begin killing its citizens by Socialism.

    What were described as ‘warm and fuzzies’ have decided the only ‘Green’ way to generate is electricity is by gas, and so they have systematically closed down every form of alternative for generation.
    Then they realised they have no connection to any gas supply to power these new power stations and were told they would need to build a pipeline to deliver it, however that was antithetical to the Green agenda so they decided they weren’t going to do that.
    Now as a result they are having to buy LNG on the open market in competition with every other country in the world, forcing prices up enormously.
    They have just been told that they are going to be experiencing blackouts because they cannot import enough gas or electricity from states not quite as insane as theirs, and this comes at a time when the North East of the US is experiencing lower than average temperatures for the time of year. i.e. the first Winter cold and the Green nightmare starts to become very real and people begin to freeze to death even before Winter sets in proper.

    People need to wake up very quickly to what the ‘Green’ agenda is going to do – murder people by withdrawing energy from them or making it unaffordable.


    • MarkyMark says:

      The Great Leap Forward (Second Five Year Plan) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was an economic and social campaign led by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1958 to 1962. CCP Chairman Mao Zedong launched the campaign to reconstruct the country from an agrarian economy into a communist society through the formation of people’s communes. Mao decreed that efforts to multiply grain yields and bring industry to the countryside should be increased. Local officials were fearful of Anti-Rightist Campaigns and they competed to fulfill or over-fulfill quotas which were based on Mao’s exaggerated claims, collecting non-existent “surpluses” and leaving farmers to starve to death. Higher officials did not dare to report the economic disaster which was being caused by these policies, and national officials, blaming bad weather for the decline in food output, took little or no action. Millions of people died in China during the Great Leap, with estimates ranging from 15 to 55 million, making the Great Chinese Famine the largest or second-largest[1] famine in human history.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]


      • StewGreen says:

        The Green Leap Backward was imposed on many western countries by liberal elites who hijacked almost every establishment organisation.
        And set about banning things and dictating peoples lives.

        eg the right to extract fossil fuels, to buy petrol cars
        Plus imposing a vast range of green taxes that make everything more expensive.


      • G says:



        Pulling the rug from any development/future plans?

        Never any mention of this background problem which, admittedly could change overnight if the skies opened for weeks on end.

        Um! ah! a suggestion: ferry in some of these Climate Change experts along with the UK Met Office to predict when the drought will change……..


    • NCBBC says:

      Its strange how so many of the Green’s thought out policies lead to the avoidable death of people. It happens so many times one wonders if the “unthought” consequences are really planned. Too, reduction of human souls on the planet is a policy goal.

      This is going to happen in Germany.


  23. taffman says:

    The bookies are right , It looks like Sunak is the next PM .
    But will he keep Tory Promises to get us out of the EU , stop the illegal invasion of Great Britain and end the Biased Brainwashing Broadcaster?


  24. Zelazek says:

    While agreeing with many here that what we need is a completely new right-wing party committed to dealing with the issues that actually concern us, I am not so sure that Rishi Sunak will be all bad as PM.

    I get the feeling that as a Hindu of the Brahmin caste he may not be shy or squeamish about doing something about the threat of Muslim immigration and Islamic terrorism. It may be one area where he is more effective than a deaf, dumb and blind white Christian British politician terrified of being called Islamophobic. He will probably disappoint me but let’s see.

    And the BBC’s attitude to the first non-white PM will be interesting. Let’s not forget that the BBC hates Hindus. Maybe not as much as they hate British conservatives, white South Africans or Trump supporters but the enemies of their favourite religion are their enemies too.


    • StewGreen says:

      New party ?
      Neil Hammond leads Ukip
      Tice leads The Reform Party ex Brexit Party
      Lawrence Fox leads the Reclaim Party
      Heritage Party : David Kurten left the UK Independence Party to form the party.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, then there is ‘For Britain’ Party with the controversial (oh no, what another one? ©Brenda from Bristol) female leader whose name I cannot immediately recall.


        • theisland says:

          Anne Marie Waters announced in July that ‘For Britain’ was ceasing operations as a political party.

          I would have voted for them if I had ever had the chance. They fielded a candidate in the recent Tiverton and Honiton by-election who came last. There the so-called ‘conservative’ constituency decided in their wisdom to vote LimpDumb. Such is the utter stupidity of the electorate (a fact relied upon by the kneeling creatures and the bBC). I’m not sure if this was the final reason AMW decided to give it all a rest – but it can’t have helped.


          • Up2snuff says:

            Aah that is it, ti, thanks for coming to the aid of my ageing memory. I didn’t know that For Britain had thrown in the towel. Now doesn’t that prove 1. my credentials as a political geek are in tatters, and 2. I may be conservative but I cannot be decribed as ‘Far Right’ ?

            I seem to recall that Anne Marie took a lot of stick from LeftMob calling her a Nazi and Far Right and was never allowed on to liberal news media such as the BBC who are meant to give a voice to all parties and do give a voice to all especially if they are a single Mother who has five jobs and is struggling to get by ‘in-the-cost-of-living-crisis’ or a student with an eating disorder.


  25. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – poor old Ben, surprising that Nick Robinson has forgotten you, “Is it ‘cos you were Jewish”?

    Nick Robinson ran through a list of ‘firsts’ that Rishi Sunak, were he to win the leadership would represent. It is amazing how soon a BBC Political Editor loses their knowledge of politics. While it is true that Ben Disraeli’s dad got into a spat with the rulers of the Bevis Marks Synagogue and left in a huff to become an Anglican. According to Wiki it applied to Ben at least as far as taking the Oath of Office as an MP.

    Now what was LeftMob saying about Boris?


  26. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Ever get the feeling you’ve been played.

    They’ve got their man in after the unexpected Truss result but got rid of her when the £ dropped by a cent and all their market mates went crazy (according to plan) and rubbished her reasonable budget. She didn’t stand a chance and even I knew as soon as her first U turn that she was finished.

    Then a choice similar to how would you like to be killed, beheaded, shot or hung. One left for some reason and it looks like they have manoeuvred their man into place (according to plan)

    I heard on bbbc radio newcastle this morning Sunak/hunt described as ‘the dream team’

    I now couldn’t care less who gets pm job because they’re all rotten to the core.

    A suggestion for the statue for the fourth plinth, Guy Fawkes.

    Steyn for PM.


  27. Althepalerp says:

    £200 Billion given away in foreign aid since the Tories came to power. Just imagine what could be done with that if we still had it.


  28. StewGreen says:

    BBC Radio Leeds is playing a jingle
    “Together we can make a difference”
    … Surely that’s them taking a political campaigning stance ?

    6-10am presenter “Waking you up each weekday morning, it’s Rima Ahmed”

    10am presenter black guy Sanchez Payne

    Next jingle “Its Black History Month
    “I’m first black female police officer in West Yorkshire …”

    Presenter “coming up in 10 mins Sian Gabbidon from the Apprentice talking about her black culture ”

    How popular is Sanchez ?not very , only 1 tweet per day mentions him or is sent to him.


  29. Flotsam says:

    “Ever get the feeling you’ve been played.

    They’ve got their man in after the unexpected Truss result but got rid of her when the £ dropped by a cent and all their market mates went crazy (according to plan) and rubbished her reasonable budget. She didn’t stand a chance and even I knew as soon as her first U turn that she was finished.”

    Of course, Rishi is the City man. As a City slicker and ex Chancellor he would have the know-how to spook the markets and unseat Truss.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Flotsam, Rishi didn’t need to spook the markets, Lamentable Liz and Krazy Kwasi managed that all on their own with the added assistance of another banker, Andrew Bailey.


  30. digg says:

    Selective and Biased Unreporting…

    What you haven’t and won’t hear reported by the BBC is the fact that it appears that two women drivers were killed when their cars collided with the tail end of the holdup on the M20 motorway caused by the Just Stop Oil bridge shenanigans.

    It is left for a campaigning source who they no doubt hate to shed light on what happened.


    Even though the protestors did not actually personally commit the deaths, they would not have occurred had the protest not happened, hence the protest was in-part a factor in their deaths.

    This is actually a significant story so why the radio silence from the BBC or any left-wing media for that matter?

    Could it be that it would seriously damage the reputation of their heroes on the bridge or the Global masters funding them?

    In my opinion the inquest should lead directly to a Public Inquiry and Just Stop Oil should be forced to testify.

    I only hope that the poor women’s families berate this Government for not taking action that could have prevented their deaths and maybe more into the future.


    • Fedup2 says:

      They can’t be far from becoming terrorists and being treated like terrorists …. They’d enjoy their time in belmarsh with the Muslims …


    • StewGreen says:

      Any action has follow on actions
      There is a reason why there are laws that make blocking a road illegal.
      Former Met detective chief inspector Mick Neville told the paper:
      ‘They may not have directly caused the M20 accident.
      But had their irresponsible demo not taken place, the women and van driver would probably not have been there.’

      If we had already fracked in the UK Putin might not have killed in the Ukraine.


  31. MarkyMark says:

    The major changes which occurred in the lives of rural Chinese people included the incremental introduction of mandatory agricultural collectivization. Private farming was prohibited, and those people who engaged in it were persecuted and labeled counter-revolutionaries. Restrictions on rural people were enforced with public struggle sessions and social pressure, and forced labor was also exacted from people.[9] Rural industrialization, while officially a priority of the campaign, saw “its development … aborted by the mistakes of the Great Leap Forward”.[10] The Great Leap was one of two periods between 1953 and 1976 in which China’s economy shrank.[11] Economist Dwight Perkins argues that “enormous amounts of investment only produced modest increases in production or none at all. … In short, the Great Leap was a very expensive disaster”.[12]



  32. MarkyMark says:

    ‘Newcastle starting to upset the big boys’ – Alan Shearer on Magpies’ top-four hopes & win at Spurs


    The takeover of Newcastle United in a £300m deal has been nearly universally welcomed by the club’s supporters.

    But some football fans are concerned over the involvement of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – because of Saudi Arabia’s record on human rights.


  33. StewGreen says:

    R4 in the afternoon
    2:15pm Shirin Neshat, the world’s foremost Iranian-born artist, reveals her creative influences and inspirations

    3:30pm The Food Programme : Wine in a Changing Climate
    “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.”
    ..bet in 6 months time, they’ll be moaning that frosts have killed vines

    4pm prog about A mormon who left the faith
    .. Well dogmatic groups are usually bad, and become more interested in protecting their org etc.

    8pm Zoos are bad


  34. MarkyMark says:

    Everyone has their price …

    Alan Shearer admits the widespread criticism of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record means he is ‘conflicted’ when assessing the Newcastle United takeover.

    Thousands of supporters gathered outside St James’ Park on Thursday evening to celebrate the end of Mike Ashley’s unpopular 14-year tenure on Tyneside.

    Following months of silence and repeated calls for transparency, the consortium consisting of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, financier Amanda Staveley and the billionaire Reuben brothers completed their buy out of Newcastle.

    Everyone has their price …

    United supporters are now daring to dream of transfers and trophies after more than a decade of mediocrity and an absence of hope under Ashley.



  35. StewGreen says:

    Germany’s parliament on Friday voted to adopt the government’s proposal for a €200 billion gas price relief fund — a measure that has sparked tensions with other EU countries

    Bad when UK does it
    OK when the Germans do it.


  36. Tabs says:

    Just had yet another Have Your Say post removed within seconds from this article:

    Ukraine war: Kyiv denounces Russia’s ‘dirty bomb’ claims

    The top comment currently says
    Russia could be such a force for good. Instead it chooses invasion, war crimes, corruption & murder.

    With competent leadership Russia could be a top tier nation. Sadly thats not going to happen for 100+ years now, we need reparations and war-crimes trials first

    Me being a bit of a troll on HYS posted a reply saying:
    Russia is a force for good and always has been. It is the corrupt decadent West that is the problem. Join the dots and follow the money to work why no peace talks have been suggested.

    This got removed in seconds for the following rule break:
    “We reserve the right to fail comments which…
    Are considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend others
    Are racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable
    Contain swear words or other language likely to offend”

    For a test I’d thought I would report the original post as it accuses Russia of murder and corruption but never been proven in a court of law and therefore offensive to Russians.

    Moderators quick again and 2 minutes later they say that post can stay up.

    Just like the HYS on covid vaccines, the BBC only allow one sided debate posts and turned so called anti vaxxers into the enemy. Anyone not on board with the narrative is accused of saying “things that may offend” and are silenced.


  37. tomo says:

    Not to put too fine a point on it – this doesn’t look like it’s going to win friends and get people onside….

    Sunak will govern the UK on the back of a majority won by the man he betrayed and through the efforts of members he has ignored

    It’s going to spiral away isn’t it?


    • Eddy Booth says:

      Looks Sunak has united the party, unified in their avoidence of letting the Conservative party membership anywhere near this vote.


  38. StewGreen says:

    Local BBC radio news is pushing Emily Thornberry
    ” 70% of the public want a general election now”
    … Sounds like she’s pulling numbers out of her arse

    “You can’t be changing leaders and not putting it to the public”
    Doh Labour did it before with Gordon Brown


    • Guest Who says:

      Those would be massive numbers then.

      And up there with Toenails who is up there with Blair and Brown.


    • Tabs says:

      Two years after the Brexit vote the BBC were quoting people saying nonsense like “most of the Brexit voters have died from old age.. blah blah”. It won’t be long before someone claims the 80 seat majority Boris won are from now dead voters and the BBC campaign for a General Election gets in full swing.


  39. Sluff says:

    Absolutely laughable.

    BBC news talking about the Tory leadership election…..

    The newsreader announces ‘but what do the voters think?’

    What a joke.
    What they really mean is ‘what opinions do the BBC want us to hear’.

    Cue a lady who just happens to work in the public sector (school) and can’t afford school books.

    Next up. A report from a wholesale market where a guy complains about the pound crashing in the last two weeks.
    Errrrr…….actually the pound has been flat and if anything has appreciated against the dollar. Funny how the ‘fact checkers’ are AWOL when it suits.



    • Doobster78 says:

      Here is another …. NHS worker cannot afford to put food on the table !!! Looks like he puts a fair whack in his belly though ????

      Seriously, before they entertain these lefty activists they should check their bank accounts and pull them up on the Sky, Netflix, expensive phone contracts, just eat orders etc etc that will no doubt be there in abundance. Same at Food Banks. …. if you have a Netflix / Sky / Just Eat subscription ..you should be told to Foxtrot Oscar !!!!!!

      BBC think everyone should have everything … no question on cutting back the excesses.


    • Sluff says:

      Didn’t someone once say ‘I laughed all the way to the bank’.’


    • StewGreen says:

      Croxall is just taking a week off before being promoted for setting a good example

      @danwootton Tweeted
      “Martine Croxall reportedly suspended for her on air celebration of Boris Johnson pulling out of the race.
      Joins Krishnan Guru-Murthy on the naughty step for calling Tory Minister Steve Baker the C-word live on air.
      I thank them both for exposing the ingrained bias of BBC and C4.”

      Patrick O’Flynn tweeted
      The thing re the BBC woman’s “glee” at news Boris Johnson wasn’t going to be PM again.
      Surely she’d only have done that if surrounded by people who all took the same view,
      hence leading her to suppose it was a universalist one.
      I surmise the main problem is not her but groupthink


      • Fedup2 says:

        BBC said this –

        BBC News is urgently reviewing last night’s edition of The Papers on the News channel for a potential breach of impartiality. It is imperative that we maintain the highest editorial standards. We have processes in place to uphold our standards, and these processes have been activated.”

        Croxall – who has previous for clumsy overt bias – is off the air – hopefully for good …

        These are glimpses of what these BBC people really think – and that they feel safe expressing their own ‘glee ‘ instead of reporting the news ….
        They want to be the story – …maybe croxhall will land up on ‘today ‘…


  40. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    All went according to plan.


  41. G.W.F. says:

    Penny drops out. BBC delighted. And GB News did not want the election of the new party leader to drag on all week. Media satisfied for now.


  42. Sluff says:

    Rishi Sunak will be the new PM, having recorded the only valid nomination.

    Get ready for the BBC hate campaign to begin.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Sluff, President Khan of London never gets a hard time on his watch, maybe a pattern will form with the new PM for some reason


    • Sluff says:

      It’s stated already.

      He’s rich.
      He cannot empathise with the general population.
      He may not have paid all his taxes.
      He has no mandate.
      He may be involved in Partygate.
      He’s going to cut the holy grail- public spending.
      He’s got a northern constituency (in gorgeous Richmond at the eastern end of the Yorkshire Dales – I admit my own bias at this point)

      His resignation must be literally imminent.


      • StewGreen says:

        “May be involved in Partygate”
        doh he was fined

        Starmer wasn’t fined.. but that was a kind of cheat.
        They were all at , and mostly not posing a danger to public, except the infected SNP MP that deliberately got on a train.


  43. taffman says:

    Just announced Sunak is Leader of the Con Party.


  44. G.W.F. says:

    It is clear that whenever the next election is held it will be won by Labour.
    It is no point voting Tory to keep Labour out; the media are backing them and they will win.
    That leave the option to support a third party.


  45. Fedup2 says:

    Tricky for the BBC

    Robinson got caught up describing Sunak as the first minority PM – then someone mentioned disraili – now it’s ‘the first person of colour ‘ – or ‘coloured person ‘to be PM –

    But will rishi stick a candle outside number 10 tonight for some religious festival thing ? He did it for number 11….

    All of this swamp stuff just continues to devalue all this ‘high office of state ‘ crap – the fight to be the leader of a busted country ….
    Do you notice – the more politicians there are – the worse things get ?


  46. TrickCyclist says:

    At 9pm Film4 is showing the movie 2012 (made in 2009). When I’ve written about films before Fedup2 has asked for a ‘SPOILERS’ warning, you can’t spoil this, it’s a piece of crap from beginning to end.
    Anyway, it’s a Roland Emmerich film, he’s a German homosexual so you’ve got to expect a bitchy dig at the British.
    In this film (from memory) it’s the end of the world and a bunch of indestructible arks have been prepared in the Himalayas to save the elites. While gallant black U.S. President Danny Glover stays in Washington DC to die like a hero, we get a comic scene as other world leaders save their skins embarking on the arks and see an old lady’s feet with a bunch of Corgis about her ankles. Why, it’s the Queen! Actor Oliver Platt raises a quizzical eyebrow in time-honoured comedy fashion.
    So soon Film4? Do you even know the content of the films you show, or do you just not care? Queen Elizabeth II had a greater sense of duty than any American president. Fact!
    Meanwhile, over on sister Channel 4 at the same time (10pm) our second public service broadcaster gives us ‘My Massive C**k.’
    They can shove it up their ‘A**e.’


  47. Tabs says:

    I see the BBC have leased a helicopter for some live shots of Houses Parliament and the Thames on the BBC News channel.

    You would think we the Cost Of Living Crisis ™ they would ground the helicopter and put the saved costs towards a pay rise for Gary Lineker next year.


    • moggie63 says:

      Why would you think the BBC would be interested in saving costs?


    • StewGreen says:

      Tabs surely it’s a pooled helicopter
      and the BBC are not incurring much extra cost.

      Oct 20 tweets to @BBCNews
      why do you need a feckin helicopter above Downing Street to report on Liz Truss resigning?

      What’s with all the helicopters?
      You expecting Liz to climb on the roof and jump?


  48. s.trubble says:

    Is that bBC helicopter not known as the CliffCopter?

    They could put Lineker up in it…a roving reporter… with a strapline
    “Gary looks down”

    What struck me at the week -end across the usual suspects bBc/ITV/Sky was the return of words…Liar, partygate, cake , told lies , mislead parliament….

    They were gearing up for a frenzy….at least we’ve been spared that until they re circle the wagons and overload us with Big Fat Em calling for a general election.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      or the BBC could buy a cheap drone for filming from Iran – one time use only.


  49. Doobster78 says:

    BBC have just loved the “£ v $” these last few weeks …. every 0.000000001% move down greeted with a headline about Truss and the mini budget spooking the market , where as in fact, after the mini budget the £ recovered at one point to $1.15 but you would never have that reported by the BBC.

    So, just now , imagine my shock, i look at the currency market expecting to see the £ v $ soaring back to $2 dollars (tongue in cheek) as Sunak now in power and the BBC told us all that would see a recovery etc ….. alas — Nope !!!! More lies and fear and general ballcocks from the trusted beeb.
    Today’s data summary

    % change

    Price (€)Euros


    Now if that – 0.53% was after Truss appointment, the BBC would be all over it.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Doobs, I’ve got the £ @ 1.1271 but then 1. the service provider to the BBC, Morningstar, (yes, you couldn’t make it up), frequently gets things wrong, and 2. the BBC are probably deducting a share of the TellyTax from the £ sterling.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I got some euros last week at tescos at 1.14 . It dropped afterward to @ 1.10 but is now at just over 1.13… I might take my winnings – which is about£20 on the amount I bought ….

        … on overt BBC bias – Andrew Neil on the twitter describes a bbc news type declaring speculation as fact –

        Some say they are gleeful ….right Martine ?