494 Responses to Midweek 16 November 2022

  1. Northern Voter says:

    Whoopee!

    Remember if the bomb goes off, turn towards the blast, bend over and kiss your arse goodbye.

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  2. digg says:

    Master Chef… 3 effnics and an Eastern European.

    Why do they assume this is what the mass population in this Country expect?

    They are just trying to rub peoples noses in it who were born here!

    Very London smart arse centric!

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  3. StewGreen says:

    Musk just doing a joke tweet
    ‘I’ve brought these guys back into Twitter
    it was a big mistake to fire them.’

    What he illustrates in that in media storytelling world they were fired by evil Musk
    .. whereas as in the REAL WORLD they never worked at Twitter in the first place.

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  4. Square-Eyed says:

    I’m sure the Democrats can still swing a few more seats their way if they try hard enough. Have they searched for uncounted Democrat votes hidden under election tabulators, down the back of armchairs and secreted in Donald Trump’s golf bag? Fellow commenters may be able to suggest other likely hiding places used by the deplorables.

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    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      There’s plenty of empty space inside the heads of Biden and Kamala, not forgetting the useless Fetterman or the bimbo AOC.

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  5. StewGreen says:

    FFS BBC every time you waste time doing a story about yourselves, that means licence money/time is not being spent on real issues

    I just read that LOOONG stupid article about Victoria Derbyshire
    *not being able to get a high heeled shoe on before her cue*
    It has 7 photos of her face (4 are from her tweet icon)
    And it ropes in Samira Ahmed and Martine Croxall for comment
    what a BBC WokeSupremacist bubbleworld.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58194764

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    • StewGreen says:

      That page has
      23 female faces (one trans, one Asian, 16 white)
      4 black men,

      Then just 3 white men
      hidden at the bottom in the prog promos ,
      one of which was a smear pic of Musk

      a Shakespeare graphic
      Deborah Meaden pic (How to have a greener funeral)

      I didn’t count children’s face

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        Deborah Meaden runs a caravan park. Now she’s posing as a green guru. And we’re meant to listen to her wisdom on climate change? Typical loud mouth.

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    • Guest Who says:

      #CCBGB

      AWARD WINING.

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  6. digg says:

    Right I am going to say it… I suspect the Ukrainians fired the two missiles at Poland to try to achieve what they have been asking for which is a UN intervention into the conflict.

    If they in fact did do this they deserve no support whatsoever from the West.

    I have an uneasy feeling about Ukraine.

    The West needs to carry out a full investigation into the incident including the flight path of the missiles, the debris found on site etc. I just cannot accept the Russians would do something so stupid by design!

    I have no doubt the Russians are not snowy white but if this results in the engagement of soldiers from the West getting put in the firing line it deserves every check and balance being carried out before knee-jerk reaction that would only escalate a global conflict.

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    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      I don’t see any gain for Russia in firing missiles there. More likely would be stray Ukrainian missiles launched against incoming Russian ones. Ukraine needs to own up if this is the case and not exploit the deaths for anti-Russian propaganda. I don’t trust Russia or Ukraine to tell the truth; it’s war, after all.

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      • NCBBC says:

        If it was fired at incoming Russian missiles, it should have landed in the interior of Ukraine and not to the north West in Poland.

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    • Kaiser says:

      1000km from kiev to poland

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    • JohnC says:

      … and just look at the huge story the media – especially the BBC – are making about it.

      Their new trick of the ‘Live update’ articles which they used against Boris for days on end and which they can keep shoehorning their rhetoric and innuendo into while all the previous ‘news’ remains underneath is a brilliant propaganda tool. Goebbels would have amazed – because it’s primary purpose is saturation brainwashing, not delivering serious news.

      All that guff in the pages of the BBC ‘live’ article can be summed up as follows:

      1) Ukraine are firing these missiles as well. It could easily have been them.
      2) If Russian fired it, it was an accident, not an attack.
      3) If Ukraine fired it, there is a real chance it was deliberate.

      The likes of the BBC are intent on escalating this war. I ask myself why and the only answer is that Ukraine is an important piece of their globalist future.

      Isn’t it amazing how all the principles of the Left can be so quickly abandoned when it suits them ?. Why aren’t they running articles demanding peace negotiations ?. This kind of thing is why I consider Leftists to be the ultimate hypocrites.

      I agree with Mustapha. I don’t trust either side one bit.

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      • digg says:

        And today The Biden says he doesn’t think they came from Russia either, Consequently the BBC, Guardian etc, have shoved it into room 101.

        The bigger story BBC is that this was possibly an attempt by Zelensky to drag the US and the UK into World War 3 hey?

        Look Squirrels!

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      • NCBBC says:

        Tucker Carlson: This lie could get millions of Americans killed”. Its on Fox news. Zelensky could have scored an own goal

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  7. StewGreen says:

    Dog in park hears firework explosion
    .. so pushes through the hedge
    Then sees a building with automatic doors
    so walks inside, knowing it’ll be safe, it sits down
    Just happened to be a police station.

    .. Not the biggest ever story is it BBC ?

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  8. StewGreen says:

    I don’t know why people are so quick to rush into pro-Russia conspiracy theories.
    Instead of speculating with nothing, I can just sit back and wait for evidence to come in.
    2 people died that’s sad.

    MH17 verdict is due in the Dutch court Wednesday or Thursday
    .. there 298 people died cos someone shot down a civilian airliner in the first Putin Ukraine war.
    Shouldn’t have happened, can’t bring them back to life.

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  9. tomo says:

    Looking like the missile that hit the Polish farmers was Ukranian + supplied by NATO / Czechs (who were given Yanqui Patriots as replacements)

    elsewhere Gertie vdL might just be getting some rectal twitching going on.

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    • JohnC says:

      We’ll know for sure if the story suddenly goes cold and the ‘live update’ disappears from the BBC main page.

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      • JohnC says:

        Classic BBC:

        ‘While early reports suggested Russian missiles were responsible, Polish President Andrzej Duda says there is no “conclusive evidence” as to who was responsible’

        ‘Reports’ from who ?. Zelensky again ?. A completely leading headline.

        Now we get:

        ‘We’re now hearing from US President Joe Biden, who says it is “unlikely” that the missile responsible for killing two people in Poland was fired from Russia.’

        Is that the same as ‘It was likely fired by Ukraine’ ? – or is saying it was fired by Russians but not from Russia ?.

        And note how they are always bigging up ‘President Joe Biden’ as if he is some kind of God.

        So many weasel words and deliberately ambiguous statements in this war, I have trouble working out who did what from the BBC news.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Plus comments.

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  10. tomo says:

    Iodine is the new Carbon – you heard it here first

    https://phys.org/news/2022-11-international-team-chemical-code-iodine.html

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    • JohnC says:

      It has this at the end:
      “We still need to better understand iodine recycling chemistry. ”

      I put it through Google ‘Into plain English’ app and it came back:
      ‘More funding please’.

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  11. JohnC says:

    Remarkably quiet on the midterm election results for the House of Representatives. Particularly when the Republicans now only need one more seat.

    Quite strange given the attention to the Senate.

    And I see Trump has announced his intent to run in 2024 (though the BBC only report he has handed in the paperwork).

    The cynic inside me says the BBC are dramatically over-reporting the missile in Poland (as I mentioned in my earlier post) in order to bury the bad news.

    But surely the unbiased and impartial BBC would not play Leftist politics with such important global events. Would they ?.

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    • tomo says:

      I won’t mine quotes or time link (some sections deserve being clipped for posterity imho)

      imho Robert Barnes and the Duran guys manage what I’d regard as on point commentary on both the US mid-term elections and the Russia-Ukraine business.

      Robert Barnes is an analytical political gambler – his observations on the US election metrics are driven by decades of mostly successful wagering on outcomes and he has put his money where his mouth is and usually explains why he lost or won in reasonably forensic and unsparing detail.

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  12. Zephir says:

    @JohnC

    Understanding chemistry, interesting, how many reported explosions heard before the collapse of the Twin Towers ?

    The steel should never have given way within one hour or so, especially as it was coated in fire retardent, which has lead to conspiracy theories

    So, they assumed the plane “knocked off the fire retardent”

    What they did not account for was the 30 tons of aluminium introduced via a Boeing plane, molten aluminium and water produces hydrogen gas

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Steel coated in fire retardent??
      Even the plaster board on the central stairwell was standard and wasn’t fire resistant quality.
      The bolts holding the steel girders is basically what gaveway, as the building pancaked down.

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      • Zephir says:

        Study: Fireproofing key in WTC collapse
        By Stevenson Swanson and Tribune national correspondent
        Chicago Tribune

        Apr 06, 2005 at 12:00 am

        NEW YORK — The impact of two passenger jets and the raging fires they ignited were not enough to bring down the World Trade Center towers, according to a comprehensive study of the towers’ collapse released Tuesday.

        But when the planes hit the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001, they dislodged the fireproofing material protecting the steel columns and trusses that held the towers together. That proved to be the key factor, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

        Stripped of protection, the steel sagged following prolonged exposure to temperatures of at least 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, triggering the towers’ pancaking collapse. The attacks killed 2,749 people in the towers and on the two planes.

        But lead investigator Shyam Sunder said the failure of the fireproofing material was not a result of improper installation when the towers were constructed more than 30 years ago or lax maintenance since then.

        “You would not expect fireproofing to be installed to withstand the impact of an airplane,” Sunder said, speaking at a media briefing at a Times Square hotel. “We are not suggesting here that people should design buildings to withstand airplanes.”

        The jet fuel burned up in a few minutes, but it ignited the contents of the floors, such as papers and furniture. Even so, the towers likely would have remained standing if the impact had not dislodged the sprayed-on fireproofing material that covered the steel columns and floor trusses, the study found.

        https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2005-04-06-0504060229-story.html

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  13. Zephir says:

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  14. Zephir says:

    Metal Melting Point
    Stainless Steel 1375 – 1530°C (2500-2785°F)
    Aluminum 660°C (1220°F)
    Copper 1084°C (1983°F)
    Brass 930°C (1710°F)

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  15. Zephir says:

    It is interesting however that so called experts still get it wrong

    Here is a man talking about what is obviously a subject keen to his heart,the pancake effect (with lots of maple syrup)

    He possibly has expert opinions on the KFC and Burger King effects on buildings with extra mayonnaise and ice cream to follow

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  16. Tabs says:

    NASAs Artemis 1 is due to launch at 06:10am today but nothing about it on the BBC website. All those employed ‘BBC Science correspondents’ couldn’t care less. In the past I would have sent in a complaint and then expect to receive ‘the editor has a tricky job with limited web space to choose the stories’ reply.

    They did find space on the BBC News website to have some long haired unemployed loser moaning about how he gave up Netflix and booze to ‘cut costs’ though.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63629083

    Edit: I’m watching the launch on Nasa TV online channel. They just mentioned how Artemis 3 will land the “first woman and person of colour” on the moon. Even Nasa has gone woke. That “first woman” will most likely be a transwoman so perhaps the BBC will be interested then.

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  17. Flotsam says:

    The missile(s) that hit Poland could have been launched by anyone. The missile could be captured hardware fired by a Country wishing to escalate things.

    WW2 was started by a German false flag operation with German troops dressed in Polish uniforms “attacking” Germany. This provided an excuse for Hitler to invade Poland.

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    • JohnC says:

      Note how the Nord pipeline story came and went so quickly with our own defence minister saying ‘Russia probably did it’ without telling us why when I can think of several reasons why WE would do it and none why Russia would.

      These are extremely worrying times. There are no ‘good guys’ anywhere in this story.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Naff phrases it ‘just so’…

        Nafeesa Shan

        Missile strike hits Poland sparking international concern

        Story detail

        Russia launched a fresh wave of attacks across Ukraine, and following those, reports emerged that a missile had strayed into a neighbouring country, Poland, killing two people. The missile reportedly hit farmland in Przewodow, leaving what appeared to be a large crater. This immediately led to speculation that Russia was the blame for the strike on the Nato country, and emergency meetings were held to investigate. World leaders, meeting for the G20 summit in Bali, gathered on the side lines to discuss the situation. Russia denies it is responsible, saying it is a “deliberate provocation aimed at escalation” – Nato has only been supporting Ukraine and has not directly been involved in the conflict as no countries within the alliance have been attacked.

        There is no “conclusive evidence” as to who launched the missile, says Polish President Andrzej Duda, but US President Joe Biden states it is “unlikely” that it was fired from Russia – read the latest on the situation on our live page. Russia insists it was Ukrainian missiles that hit Polish territory, which Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba countered by saying the claim was a Russian “conspiracy theory”. But, there are a number of possible explanations for the strike, says our international affairs correspondent Paul Adams, including some kind of malfunction or the missile was knocked off course – he explains further in our full story. Meanwhile, Nato is monitoring the situation, with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg saying it’s “important that all facts are established”.

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        • Guest Who says:

          BBC EdGuds demand things stay vague.

          Darn those pesky commenters.

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          • Guest Who says:

            Likely not high on today’s BBC headline list:

            Indy: Poland blast due to Ukraine firing at Russian missile, US says

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      • G says:

        “…..we would do it….”.

        Yes, the act finally put an end to those Europeans who would easily go back to Putin at the drop of a hat. The waverers like Germany/Hungary and other ‘faithful’ EU members.

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      • NCBBC says:

        Who profits from this act, which has Germany unable to make a choice.

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  18. Guest Who says:

    It is early, and I apologise but… ladies, calm down…

    The next Bond?

       18 likes

    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Guest

      for a moment I thought he was going to say he’d immediately saved £159, thats a relief – wouldn’t want him cutting back on essentials

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    • G says:

      “The next Bond?”. Yes, but we are not told of any afflictions/disablements he possesses. That would increase the likelihood.

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    • JohnC says:

      He obviously gave up soap, razors, acne cream and haircuts first.

      Looks like he might work for the BBC.

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  19. Guest Who says:

    Quite the journey.

       3 likes

  20. Guest Who says:

    It’s what people who work pay to fund now useless woke services. Like the tvl does bbc photo Eds.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Not BBC

      I’m a bit surprised that President Trump is running again . He must know – after seeing what happened in those midterms – that the voting system is rigged by the democrats .

      No republican can win . Republican votes in democrat controlled states cannot win . In fact – ( fact check ?) did any Republican win in a State controlled by democrats ? And what voting system did they have …?

      Any voting system where it takes days to get a result is open to abuse and the assumption should be on corruption .

      Anyway – the MSM have their hate figure back up there again – although they never let go of him …..

      I do wonder about the long term consequences of a corrupt voting system in America – if the federal system become even more extreme to the left and republicans targeted for existing …

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      • JohnC says:

        The Left are walking the path of the Nazis. Slowly but surely removing opposing views via their control of the media narrative.

        The hate directed towards Musk about twitter is something to behold. And the hate directed at Boris, Nigel and JRM on any BBC HYS they are involed with is borderline hysterical. I am in no doubt these people will celebrate if anyone on that list is killed. Even by a terrorist.

        It is either stopped or it keeps getting worse until something breaks. That’s what they have done throughout history. What we are seeing is simply history repeating itself in the modern age.

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    • Foscari says:

      Guest Who-The indigenous 85% of the population of the UK
      dont exist when it comes to public feature imaging
      so far as the BBC is concerned, I expect that Gettyy’s their
      imaging suppliers just do their bidding from instructions
      given to them by BIG BROTHER from the diversity
      department of the BBC.

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    • NCBBC says:

      What is income tax and how could it change?
      Income tax is an amount you pay to the government out of money you earn.

      So Its like the BBC tax.

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  21. Guest Who says:

    #meeither

    Fish cooked Jar Jar Binks?

       5 likes

  22. Guest Who says:

    Seems chipper.

    Luckily, Soaf is still in action.

       5 likes

  23. andyjsnape says:

    Stormzy says the ‘token black artist’ trope needs to die
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63638704

    Maybe we need to set statistics for black people in music, say 5% – as statistics/percentages seem to be targets for employers like the bbc. Looking at the picture in the above link, there are far too many black people in music, only fair and works both ways

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    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC Search ‘GQ Solo’ …
      2017 Sep “Stormzy handed best solo artist prize at GQ Awards by Jeremy Corbyn”
      2015 Sep “GQ Awards: Sam Smith wins top solo prize (missing person who handed it out in 2015, not so important?)”

      “Never had a MAC-10 ( Military Armament Corporation Model 10 similar to an Uzi) or a trey pound (357 magnum gun/revolver)
      You were never bad then, you ain’t bad now
      Never had the MAC then, little nigga, back down” – Big for Your Boots by Stormzy

      – GQ Politician of the Year 2017: Sadiq Khan (or Kahn) (spelt incorrectly as ‘Kahn’ on the image {twitter – Kate Hopkins})
      – GQ Politician of Year 2016 Sadiq Khan
      – GQ Politician of Year 2015 George Osborne
      – Rapper Stormzy calls Theresa May a ‘paigon’ {dailymail.co.uk sep2017}
      – paigon. friend that lies betrays and isn’t true
      – ‘Tories have been reduced to personal name-calling’: Jeremy Corbyn criticises Boris Johnson’s ‘mugwump’ comment {telegraph apr2017}
      – STORMZY – OH JEREMY CORBYN at Glastonbury 2017 *MUST WATCH* {youtube} (p.s. not very good if you just went to Glastonbury for the songs and not a political broadcast)
      – Diane Abbott discusses online abuse “We are very clear in the Labour Party. That if you are known and you are peddling racist, homophobic, anti-semitic abuse, you will face a penalty. The problem with a lot of this abuse though is it’s anonymous. ” – Diane Abbott @1:56

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/09/04/start-the-week-open-thread-140/comment-page-2/#comment-864756

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    • MarkyMark says:

      According to racial equality activist Richard Lapchick, the NBA in 2021 was composed of 73.2 percent black players, 16.8 percent white players, 3.1 percent Latino players of any race, and 0.4 percent Asian players.

      2021 was composed of 73.2 percent black players,

      2021 was composed of 73.2 percent black players,

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  24. andyjsnape says:

    Donald Trump says he’ll run for president again in 2024, “reports” the bBC

    oww no, i’m dreading the bBC’s on going negative news

    Brexit, report negative ALWAYS
    Trump, report negative ALWAYS

    #defund
    #closedown
    #doOneBbc

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    • JohnC says:

      Not just the BBC – it’s the entire Leftists media.

      I can honestly say that since the midterm elections started, I have not seen a negative story about the Democrats or a positive story about Republicans/Trump on the BBC or my google news feed.

      THAT is the state of democracy when the Left get into positions of power. Just imagine what the results might have been with unbiased news coverage of the real state of the USA now.

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      • Guest Who says:

        And their BBC retirement home ‘oversight home’.

        Who controls the news we see online?

        https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/media-plurality?

        US tech firms increasingly shape the news stories that people in the UK see and read, Ofcom has found, leading to risks around transparency and choice in news.

        ^^^^

        US tech, like beastly Elon? Yeah, right.

        This is so blatant it would be laughable if not serious.

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      • popeye says:

        After a comment about Google’s algorithm being biased, on my smart phone I googled UK news. The first TEN pages were prominently BBC first, then its House Magazine the Guardian, then the independent. In the first ten pages there was even an article from the Morning Star! There were NO entries for the Times (now more Liberal than centrist), the Telegraph, the Express or even the most read paper of all, the Mail. I repeated the experiment today – same result. Bias? What bias?

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  25. Guest Who says:

    Luckily for the bbc, their integrity can be measured in milligrams.

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    • G says:

      Does it take, ‘notalotofpeopleknowthat’ to discover the blatant BBC lies? Well, if as above, if we have an “…under water minister” I’m not surprised. Frankly, they all want drowning.

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  26. Guest Who says:

    Krankie inviting Mich Barmy, plus the bbc, of course?

       13 likes

    • JohnC says:

      A classic example of how the whole thing is based on misandry.

      Why won’t the word ‘man’ be erased for the same reasons ?.

      The Telegraph has the most outrageous misandrists in it’s staff – they are about as bad as The Guardian.

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    • G says:

      GW,

      “Oh! how we (Marxists) laughed” At just how gullible the people are.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Luckily, another Labour MP (not the one overseeing housing issues) is so on a BBC ‘News’ topic.

      See VD and team swerve to safety.

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  27. Fedup2 says:

    Surely it is time to ban names – which signal prejudicial value judgements ( eg thinking some one called Mohammed is a Muslim ) . So why not replace names with random numbers with bar codes attached . ?
    Think of the advantages – it removes the idea of ‘family loyalty ‘ so hated by The Left – – true equality -makes it easier to track and trace – easier to use / identify on the internet ….. implant the identifier at birth to monitor carbon usage ….
    What’s not to like ?

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  28. Zephir says:

    Twitter, and outside Tory conferences

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  29. AsISeeIt says:

    There are some distressing sights you don’t want to have to cope with over your cornflakes – an image of the grinning manlet Rishi Sunak beside a likewise smug Justin Trudeau at Cop27 wearing bromance-style matching open collar casual shirts on the front cover of the formerly patriotic Times is just such an incident of unwelcome morning visual irritation. For a split second there I wasn’t sure which of our two western PMs was in blackface.

    Retailers brace for tough festive trading season (BBC) – can anyone hereabouts recall the last time retailers told us they were looking forward to a bumper Christmas trading season?

    Or for that matter the last time we weren’t told the NHS was due a winter crisis?

    How’s that prolonged until 2023 hose pipe ban working out for you Thames Water?

    Just for the sake of nostalgia here’s a couple of headlines from last December…

    Covid: Christmas parties discouraged by NHS bosses (BBC 11 December 2021)

    Covid: No need to cancel Christmas party plans – Javid (BBC 1 December 2021)

    Mixed messages there then.

    Meanwhile, we come bang up to date…

    Russians blamed for fatal strike on Poland. Missiles kill two in escalation of Ukraine war (Times)

    Unlikely that Poland missile fired from Russia – Biden (BBC) – well, the US State Department and Pentagon ought to know – after all, they’re the ones coordinating the proxy war from our side.

    AP news agency is quoting unnamed US officials as saying the missile could have been fired by Ukraine as it tried to bring down incoming Russian missiles (BBC) – ‘could’ – one suspects they know damned well they were.

    This is an interesting shift in narrative from our unnamed sources – the incident could so very easily have been blamed on Putin and we’d be none the wiser – one senses a subtle shift in policy – I suspect the US is at last looking for a way out of the war they have prolonged. With sanctions failing, three quarters of the world either neutral or backing Russia and winter about to freeze europe into submission, the cost of the proxy war is fast outweighing the benfit for the US.

    Even so, Putin should perhaps learn from the west – invasion and the taking over of a formerly independence-minded nation by an overbearing foreign force needn’t be so noisy or attract quite so much attention.

    The year liberal democracy fought back Janan Ganesh (FT)

    Oh, how so?

    Sunak opens UK to young Indians after Braverman damaged talks on trade deal (‘i’)

    Treasury sets target of having 6pc black staff (Telegraph)

    Universities are told to ‘decolonise’ maths and computing and watchdog says teach about ‘white supremacy’ (Daily Mail)

    And finally, to lighten the mood – so to speak – something for the ladies…

    Sex, birth and death as seen by women. Feminists will love the Royal Academy’s new show (‘i’)

    Mail writer who dares admit she fancies Matt Hancock! (and she’s not alone) (Daily Mail) – Yuck! Must concentrate on holding down my breakfast… and I think that’s where I came in this morning.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Missile attack – it’s war
      Missile attack – might not have been Russia
      Missile attack – not sure there was one
      Missile attack – there wasn’t one

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    • Fedup2 says:

      They didn’t seem to celebrate the first coloured chancellor thar much – although I think there was an Asian one for a week – …

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      • Zephir says:

        Such enrichment

        Ghana inflation rate:

        Inflation rate for January 2022 is 13.9%
        The Combined Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change over time in the general price
        level of goods and services that households acquire for the purpose of consumption, with
        reference to the price level in 2018, the base year, which has an index of 100.
        The year-on-year inflation rate as measured by the CPI was 13.9 percent in January 2022

        Zimbabwe’s annual consumer price inflation eased for the second straight month to 268.8% in October of 2022, from 280.4% in the prior month. Inflation has been falling since August this year following tight monetary measures implemented by the government and monetary authorities. Some of the measures included suspending payment to government contractors, raising the policy rate to 200% and the introduction of gold coins as a store of value. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 3.2%, the least since July of 2021, following a 3.5% increase in the previous month. source: Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

        https://tradingeconomics.com/zimbabwe/inflation-cpi

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  30. Guest Who says:

    VD stirs.

    Responses vary.

    Wonder who VD will get in, after the cobblers.

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      I’m noticing that ’12 Years Of The Tories’ mantra cropping up rather a lot lately. You don’t think it’s a coordinated campaign do you? Perish the thought. This is a grass roots leftist movement.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Pure BBC #1degreeofseparation seeding.

        She’ll leave it to simmer and spread until Rayner picks up and the fact that it is Labour and and thick entitled Benny compo culture is lost.

        Like Dr. Rosena and Wandsworth council taxes.

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        • Guest Who says:

          Ah, Kev has been activated. Pippster next?

          Facts… you don’t need facts!

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      • Up2snuff says:

        AISI, yes the BBC are anxious to join in with the grass roots Leftist movement and conveniently air-brush Nick ‘what’s his name’ out of the picture. The BBC are probably a bit miffed at “Call me Dave”, too, for calling that EU Referendum-thingy.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      How did the ishak family land up in Blighty …?

         16 likes

  31. andyjsnape says:

    Donald Trump 2024: Six ways running for president will be harder this time “reports” the bBC

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-63638929

    Lets set the reporting for difficulties, not positives, but the bBC doesn’t like Trump so cant expect them to report positively

    “the task ahead of him will be daunting one. Here’s why” Doomed reporting.

       16 likes

    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      1. Rigged elections.
      2. Rigged elections.
      3. Rigged elections.
      4. Rigged elections.
      5. Rigged elections.
      6. Rigged elections.

         13 likes

  32. Zephir says:

    Tommy Robinson and supporters march through Telford town centre

    “Police triggered the Public Order Act in advance of the event, and there was a huge police presence during the demonstration.

    Afterwards the local policing commander for Telford, Superintendent Jamie Dunn, said: “Today’s event caused understandable concern within our communities, particularly as it is the second of this nature in Telford.

    “We have had an increased police presence around the town centre to keep any disruption to a minimum and the event has now concluded without any significant incidents of disorder and no arrests.”

       18 likes

    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Zephir

      Sounds terrible what could happen in Telford, the police need to act immediately against someone who is so patriotic!

      Never a policeman when you need one, luckily so many were available

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    • Sluff says:

      Why doesn’t Tommy go and climb a gantry on the M25.
      And then we can see how long it takes our brave boys in blue to get him down and re-open the motorway.

      My betting is a fraction of the time taken for JSO protesters. Now I wonder why that would be?

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  33. MarkyMark says:

    The Day Today – WAR!

       7 likes

  34. Zephir says:

    Extinction Rebellion Bristol hold sit-down protest inside Broadmead bank

       5 likes

  35. Zephir says:

    Extinction Rebellion stages protest inside Hastings Barclays bank

       6 likes

  36. Zephir says:

    Just Stop Oil says only threat of death sentence would stop its protests

    Climate activists defiant as public order bill aims to curtail civil disobedience tactics

       10 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Z, they are obviously none too bright, those ‘J.S.O. Activists’, probably due to all the school they skipped over the last few years thanks to XR and Greta.

      How much extra CO2 have they caused? What does CO2 cause – according to ‘J.S.O.’? Stopping traffic in winter, when drivers need to keep their engines running to stay warm, is not very clever.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Usually such a thing would see the bbc feel it is safe to wheel out Sir Boaty.

        Trouble is population is a bit of a no-go with the W1A core.

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  37. Zephir says:

    Climate activists target private jet airports and demand ban at Cop27

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  38. Northern Dreamer says:

    With regard to BBC pro trans / anti-man and anti woman stance.

    2 X chromosomes = female = a woman
    X & Y chromosomes = male = a man

    The science is settled.

    This is the argument you use to stifle climate change opposition debate.

    Why the double standards?

       23 likes

  39. Guest Who says:

    And…… they’re off!

    VD retweeted yet?

       6 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      1 MP with 649 MPs behind her.

      integrity.jpg?itok=q2zAzzRm

      Open and honest

      The MP expenses scandal a decade ago was a shameful indication of where the real priorities of too many MPs lay. More recently, the scandal over MPs’ second jobs, consultancies and unlawful lobbying has further undermined public confidence in politics.

      Caroline believes in being as open as possible about her work as an MP and about her expenses and funding.

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  40. Fedup2 says:

    Who’d have guessed that the official inflation rate is at a splendid 11.1% – the Bank of England must be pleased – which means for real people it must be about 20% ——

    Every month the Monetary Committee has put off doing what needed to be doing – increasing rates is pushing that inflation harder and deeper –

    They seem to think that still low rates will balance the books – but I suppose they are waiting for Hunts ‘ dose of nasty medicine on Thursday … shall we all bet on what public projects he is going to delay / cancel ?

       9 likes

    • G says:

      Right now, to increase the Base Rate substantially to a level useful to reverse inflation would mean the more important Guilts (on the Country’s massive debt and any new borrowings) would suffer. Cant have that when they print more money. Pidgeon’s coming home to roost.

         4 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Having watched the video ‘thoughtful’ put up on the previous thread – with a trader describing how they assess government economic response –

        …It will be ‘interesting ‘ to monitor the response of the exchange rates at Mr Hunt delivers the budget on Thursday . I fear that the outlook will be even more grim than already assessed ….

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  41. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – let’s get forrin

    Paul Hayward has written a 600 page book [BBC advert] about England’s male football teams attempts to emulate the heroes of 1966. He is interviewed by Nick Robinson, a Manchester United supporter. Paul Hayward thinks the answer is to get foreign, play in a foreign style, no doubt import a highly paid foreign manager and maybe have more foreign players in League football.

    Remind me, Mr Hayward, what were England doing in the pre-Gareth Southgate era?

    So your prescription doesn’t work, Paul. Don’t buy the 600 page book. [My advert] My prescription is the reverse: grow talent at home. I think the Manchester United approach of the 1960s, 1970s and 1990s worked well. Remind me, what nationality were Matt Busby and Alex Ferguson? What nationality were Bobby Charlton, Steve Coppell, Brian Kidd and David Beckham. Oh, just one more thought, don’t throw ridiculous amounts of money at the managers and players, especially at the start of their careers.

    Keep ’em hungry, then reward success.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2
      I wonder what % of the epl is English ? Including managers ?
      About 10% …?
      So the pool of players to choose for the national woke team seems pretty small – come home soon boys – after the first round …

         5 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, if you are thinking of Arsenal, were they not the first to field a team of black Brits with Denis Bergkamp to help out a bit? To be fair, Man Utd were at their most successful with a Danish goalkeeper between the posts and a Frenchman up front to score some goals.

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  42. Guest Who says:

    https://conservativehome.com/2022/11/16/lobby-journalism-holds-power-to-account-but-its-often-cruel-trivial-and-unfair/?

    And if The BBC, utterly partial.

    I wonder if Toenails has pot this in the ‘not news even if true’ file, vs. ‘untrue but I read in a magazine I like’ file?

       9 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      YOUR COMPLAINT:

      President Trump’s 100 Days President Biden’s 0 Day 

      Dear Winston Smith in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth,

      You covered President Trump’s 100 Days and then produced a Beyond 100 Days to hold power to account.

      Why have you not done the same for President Biden to hold power to account?

      ‘Omission is the greatest form of lie.’ 

      ———-

      Thank you again for contacting us,

      BBC Complaints Team
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints

         10 likes

  43. JohnC says:

    Just reading the BBC blog of the G20 summit and I can’t help coming away with the impression they are all like excited children making totally meaningless speeches to each other about the rogue missile in Ukraine which the wet-lettuce Sunak is still pretending might have been fired by Russia.

    Plus it seems the UN has done what it does best and released this statement:

    “deplores in the strongest terms the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine and demands its complete and unconditional withdrawal from the territory of Ukraine”.

    Right. That should do it. And if it doesn’t, no doubt they will send a strongly worded letter to confirm it.

    At least the BBC have yet another one of their best covering it:
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    Another farce. Wonder what it has cost.

    Some of the urban-dictionary definitions of wet-lettuce are hilarious – particularly when you think what a meltdown the humourless misandrists at the BBC would have if they read them:

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wet%20lettuce

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  44. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – much rejoicing in the BBC over the news …

    …. that Donald Trump is going to run for the Republican nomination for the 2024 U.S. Presidential race. That will mean the BBC have two opportunities to attack Republicans. I think it is ill-advised for DJT to announce his candidacy. Politics is a young man’s game and Ron deSantis will be 46 years of age in 2024 and former President Donald Trump will be 78 years old. Joe Biden, if he seeks the Democrat nomination, will be aged 82 in 2024!

       9 likes

    • Lefty Wright says:

      Up2Snuff
      Take my advice Joe. I’m 82 and at that age a man just ain’t got what it takes any more. Retire to your old rockin’ chair and let the younger guys slug it out. Don is still pretty smart at the moment but 2 years is a long time in politics and Mr DeSantis is looking pretty sharp so if I were you I wouldn’t push my luck. Just sayin’.

         1 likes

  45. Thoughtful says:

    Now BlockFi another cryto company looks about to delare bankruptcy taking even more greedy fools money with it to money heaven.

    It won’t really have much of an effect on the economy as a whole but a lot of people who wanted to be richer will be poorer instead.

       9 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Thoughtful – I could never be bothered learning about this ponzi scheme dressed up as ‘bit coin’. If it turns out that much is based on the integrity of just a few people those who bet on profit deserve all they get ….
      ……and it should be surprising than anyone is surprised …

      Elsewhere
      The BBC is after its’ third cabinet minister – this time it’s Raab – do people even care ? But there is a bit of a pattern that civil servants are not servants and getting them to do what ministers tell them to do it less than satisfactory ….

         14 likes

  46. Guest Who says:

    As do BBC editors. Especially blonde ones. And those in the USA most of all.

    https://www.aim.org/aim-column/tv-dramas-make-mockeries-of-themselves-to-vilify-republicans/

       3 likes

  47. Sluff says:

    Useful article in the D Mail today pointing out the increasingly overt and activist anti-government bias in the civil service.

    Just the latest nonsense is that Dominic Raab is facing complaints over his behaviour. Drip. Drip. Drip.

    Diddums. Did someone get upset because Raab actually asked him/ her to do something radical? Such as implement government policy? As opposed to prevent it.

    The fact that this confection is front page news on the BBC webshite tells you all you need to know. As does the shining example of the Home Office and Judiciary’s attempts to prevent anything other than open door mass immigration

       22 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      The TV political weasels are especially fond of #sourceswhosay Presumably on the #tellitoftenenough basis that if they are all lying through their teeth something might stick.

      Beff, Toenails, Pesto, Brando… a bunch of juvenile activists.

      it is not news until verified, as any missile launcher in somewhere foreign will tell you.

         5 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        But Dan, that is all The BBC needs to ‘quote’ the thick slapper.

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  48. Zephir says:

    The Nigerians are getting worried

    Generally a good sign

    “Any US Dollar Notes Below Year 2021 Will Not Be Acceptable From January 2023 – US Govt

    This effort is to curb billions of illegal monies in dollar bills warehoused around African continent emanating from drug related, terrorism, kidnapping and money from corrupt politicians.”

    I am not one to gamble in shares, but Hackney and Peckham’s Wetherspoons may see a sudden rise in turnover.

    https://observerstimes.com/2022/11/05/any-us-dollar-notes-below-year-2021-will-not-be-acceptable-from-january-2023-us-govt/

       8 likes

    • tomo says:

      and how many of those notes in African cupboards are North Korean “superdollars”

      In the 2000s used $100 notes were routinely refused in West Africa over crisp, uncrumpled, not smelly fresh items…

      The NorK notes were “perfect” – the Feds admitted that at the time.

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  49. andyjsnape says:

    Labour’s Rachel Reeves says no other country having to hold emergency budget
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-63638866

    Perhaps other countries should then!
    Problems faced by this country aren’t unique in the world

       10 likes

    • Zephir says:

      Some might call it “emergency budget” others might say musical chairs with a spreadsheet

         4 likes