292 Responses to Weekend 19 November 2022

  1. Northern Voter says:

    1st again, must get a life!

    Question. Do you have to be black to be a diversity officer?


    • Concrete sea says:


      Yes it is compulsory. If you are Romany, with a missing limb and undecided about your sexuality on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with a propensity to hug trees or stick yourself to a road then the job is yours. Oh and you need not apply if you were born in the UK.


  2. Thoughtful says:



  3. Thoughtful says:

    With almost tedious yet frightening power the American media is now describing Caroline Elison the naive woke vegan girlfriend of Sam Bankman-Fried as being “Alt Right” the US equivalent of the UKs ‘far or extreme Right’.

    Of course this is a ridiculous claim which is a bridge too far even for Americas lying media and people are rightly begining to see through the blindingly obvious deception of their leftist stance, not that it would stop the BBC repeating the blatant lie.


    • StewGreen says:

      Forbes article ends
      Correction: A previous version of this article misattributed a quote about “genetic differences between groups of humans” to Caroline Ellison.

      The daughter of esteemed economists — her father, Glenn Ellison, is currently the head of economics at the MIT
      She brought in by Fried to work at Alameda a corp founded to exploit different values of Cryptos across the world markets. FTX grew as a side venture but Alameda account holder funders were eventually diverted to rescue FTX, so they are gone.

      Some of her defenders are followers of Curtis Yarvin, a neoreactionary political theorist and *far right darling*.
      They gather on Urbit, a peer-to-peer platform created by Yarvin.
      They think Ellison was set up to be the fall person, and claim that former co-CEO Sam Trabucco is behind Alameda’s implosion.

      In a blog attributed to her, she wrote that “the sexual revolution was a mistake” and that she believed “women are better suited to being homemakers and rearing children than doing Careers.”
      She also mused about race science, in one post saying the “genetic differences there are massive” when it comes to Indian people from different provinces and castes


    • Doublethinker says:

      Victor Davis Hansen puts the relatively poor performance of the Republicans in the mid terms down to two main factors , firstly, many credulous voters actually believing Biden’s pitch that the Republicans would destroy democracy in the USA if they did well, and secondly , that since many of the democrats controlled states illegally changed voting controls back in the Covid election of 2020, the rejection rate of dubious voting slips has fallen from a average of 5% to almost zero.
      In Any close election in a Dem controlled state therefore theRepublicans start from well behind even when the Dem false counting is discounted. Perhaps in those states the Republicans start from as much as 10% behind.
      As to the credulity of many voters , well the past few years ought to have stripped it away , the scales ought to have fallen from voters eyes but it doesn’t seem that many voters see any more clearly that they are being duped by the left.
      Surely one day soon even the dumbest will see through the veil of lies that the MSM spread on behalf of the left.


  4. Concrete sea says:

    Gary Lineker waves a happy ma salama as he is chauffeured off to his waiting flight to Qatar. Lineker says he is in Qatar to “report, not support” the World Cup and will discuss the issues surrounding the “tainted” tournament on air. The football will apparently be shown on Question Time later in the week.


    • tomo says:

      Turns out, the oh-so principled millionaire crisps salesman is happy to look the other way when it suits him.

      shocked I tell you, shocked


    • markh says:

      Lineker is a shoo-in to win the Golden Boob award for the most virtue-signalling own goals scored during the competition. Gareth Southgate a worthy runner-up.


      • Scroblene says:

        But, but, but, he’s there to ‘report’ and not give his ‘opinions’ Mark, so that’s yet another reason to avoid the whole shebang!


  5. StewGreen says:

    CNN producer says that Farage should be banned from air
    even though he has not broken any law

    So all animals are equal when it comes to free speech
    just some are more equal than others ?
    She got ratioed of course


    • Fedup2 says:

      Ika ( is that a foreign name (or just an anagram of Kia ))- she’s absolutely right – unapproved people shouldn’t be allowed to broadcast – or think – or breath – right ika. ? Only those you approve should be allowed expression …. Why not burn a few books – or open a camp to concentrate the unapproved ? They might even be required to wear a badge ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      Ika Ferrer Gotić
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  6. Guest Who says:

    The Twitter derangement continues.

    This is from Scientific American:


    Natural Disasters

    Twitter Chaos Endangers Public Safety, Emergency Managers Warn
    Twitter is a crucial communication tool during disasters, but impersonators and other problems under Elon Musk’s leadership have emergency managers on edge

    By Andrea Thompson


    Gary Lineker has chipped in of course.

    Emergency managers clearly feel comfy with BBC and partners such as CNN’s takes on things.

    The ‘scientific community’ is now a bad joke.


  7. Flotsam says:

    World Cup.
    I have a quandary. I want to watch England play but I can’t stand the knee thing. What an cringe worthy embarrassment, England will be the winners when it comes to looking stupid. I suppose I’ll have to switch on a few minutes after kick off.


    • Concrete sea says:


      Not to worry England are apparently ‘set to hold talks about whether they will take the knee’ and so it is not definite (ah ha). However I feel wholly comforted in that they will be the best knee takers in the competition and sod talking tactics or anything silly like that. I guess there will be an award ( obviously not presented in Qatar) similar to the Golden Boot called the Golden Knee, for the best consistently held pose. I’m looking forward to one of our lads winning it.


      • Scroblene says:

        ‘Taking the knee’ was the result of receiving the final step of a ‘Single Leg Arkwright’ by Bill Tidy’s – The Cloggies! I believe it was Stan – or maybe Neville – who delivered the final devastating blow into the unsuspecting opponent’s nether regions…

        Someone once told me that football was one of the UK’s biggest exports, which I find hard to believe as we seem to import every flipping player under the sun, but as long as the ‘fans’ keep paying huge sums of money just to watch, and the players get taxed enormous sums on their inflated wages, then I’m sure GB Inc. can use the money to help out in the cost of lockdown ‘crisis’!

        Luckily, I haven’t the faintest interest in football, so am probably not the best bloke to discuss any issues about the ‘game’.


    • Jeff says:

      As a patriotic Englishman, it really saddens me to say this, but you couldn’t pay me enough to watch England play these days…

      The knee bending, the constant political posturing by the football pundits has robbed me of any interest in the game.

      The whole bloody circus is corrupt. FIFA are clearly as bent as nine bob notes, hence Qatar getting the tournament in the first place. It’s an obscenity.

      I’m sure our young woke “heroes” will be kneeling and wearing the required rainbow bootlaces. Yes, that’ll surely show these barbarians. My word, what brave men!

      Makes you proud to be English…


    • EricW says:

      Do we now say that a bad player has two left knees?
      Mind you that is now probably grossly offensive to left-handers.


  8. Guest Who says:

    Slapper #2 has mentioned the bbc.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Some lives matter more than others ….


    • TrickCyclist says:

      A few points about this story.
      It seems that the daughter came here from Syria in 2014 and married the man who was to murder both her and her mother in 2017. The marriage broke down after the husband travelled to Afghanistan, where he had another wife and family.
      So far, so familiar – another story of Muslims in the UK.
      On the night the women were murdered in 2018, they repeatedly called 999 but the police response was delayed by a firearms incident.

      Conclusion: Domestic violence, police to blame.



    • StewGreen says:

      Who harmed those 2 Black Country women pictured ?

      “West Midlands Police failed these women badly and need to be held to account.
      But it was an Afghan asylum seeker who killed them.
      He had a wife and 3 children in Afghanistan.
      More rigorous vetting needed”
      Someone says even that was a pretence and that he was actually a Pakistani.

      “Raneem Oudeh and her mother Khaola Saleem were killed in Solihull in 2018 by Raneem’s estranged husband Janbaz Tarin”



      • StewGreen says:

        Another tweeter
        “Janbaz Tarin was originally from Afghanistan but lived in Pakistan for a bit and he had a wife there as well before moving here,
        would boast about having two wifes – one in the UK and one in Pakistan”

        Shortly after the wedding, Janbaz Tarin said to Raneem, ‘in our culture, we don’t have divorce, now you’re my wife, the day you leave, I will kill you’.
        He also murdered Raneem’s mother Khowla Saleem. Tarin was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 32 years in December 2018

        He’d also been done previously for dealing in fake cigarettes


  9. Nibor says:

    I’m beginning to think that those on the left in politics in the western world don’t actually want what’s best for the downtrodden, the powerless, the poor the proletariat, the workers or anyone but just to get power because, basically they think they are superior.
    My reasoning is the example of Neather’s wanting to “ rub the rights nose in diversity “ and Anna Foghorn Soubry’s “ suck it up “ .
    There seems to be more of a negativity than a positivity in what they do , scream , shout about , sneer against, tantrum about , whoop holler and whistle for and generally show menace to anyone who has opposing views .

    Shame really. When they talk about the future and future generations they’ve destroyed any decency that should be part of it .


    • Zelazek says:

      Nibor, this question of why leftists think as they do intrigues me. I don’t believe they are all powermaniacs. Many genuinely believe themselves to be decent people holding admirable ideals about justice and equality.

      I see diametrically opposed constellations of beliefs held by leftists and rightists which suggests the difference between the two groups is more fundamental than just shades of political opinion.

      For example – and generalising somewhat – on economics: Leftists want high public spending. Rightists want a small state.

      On patriotism, leftists see themselves as citizens of the world. Rightists are chauvinistic.

      On sexual matters, leftists are bohemian in outlook. Rightists are traditional and strict.

      On religious matters, leftists are atheists. Rightists are believers.

      On crime and punishment, leftists believe that poor social conditions cause crime. Rightists believe we are all responsible for our actions.

      Etc., etc..

      I think ultimately the difference boils down to personality. The leftist has a particular set of personality traits and the rightist has another. These make you think in a particular kind of way that is unamenable to logic. It is very rare to see one side convince the other by sheer force of argument.

      If there is any movement from one side to the other, it is usually only as a result of time. The young liberal who turns into an old conservative is a common type. The opposite is not. Which suggests that logic, common sense and wisdom lie on the right of the political spectrum.

      Perhaps societies in the future will be set up according to personality traits and we will all move to our preferred locations: Variations of Hungary and San Francisco.


  10. StewGreen says:

    Why are beeboid Lineker and beeboid Emma BrothelDad doing cosy interview shows for Bloomberg ?


  11. JohnC says:

    Ukraine war: Were Russian soldiers shot after surrendering?

    Just read the caveats and obfuscation the BBC sow through this article.

    ‘We are unable to tell from the video whether the man is Russian or Ukrainian and exactly what he’s firing at.’

    So Russian prisoners are forced to the ground, this man appears then they are all dead.

    But he MIGHT have been Russian say the BBC.

    And then they describe other things the Russians did which have absolutely no bearing on this story whatsoever – but make you associate ‘Russians bad’ with the story.

    The other way round of course, the story would have been asserted as fact with ‘says Zelensky’ tagged on the end and at the bottom we would get ‘The BBC cannot independently verify it’.

    I’m sure Ukraine did shoot them. And have done so many times before. As have the Russians to Ukranians. This is a brutal war between brutal people. The only use for this story is to highlight how the ‘impartial’ BBC present their bias while avoiding criticism from people who monitor them.

    Bottom line for me is that I don’t trust a single group in this conflict – Russia, Ukraine, NATO, The USA and my own government. It’s 100% political because they all want Ukraine due to it’s strategic importance.


    • Guest Who says:

      Doubtless BBC Panorama ‘investigated’, and found a kindly local community leader who has offered testimony that the bbc finds compelling.

      Trust no one. Especially those who say they are trusted more than anyone else.


    • Guest Who says:



      • JohnC says:

        It’s the comments on such articles which concern me the most.

        People who are too stupid to be able to realise just how stupid they are – and hence think they are actually intelligent.

        They are the majority of the BBC audience now.


  12. JohnC says:

    Is this really the end of Twitter?

    Just look at this article. After giving us a tutorial on how to switch to other, totally unsecure and unmoderated alternatives, the BBC are now trying to rumour-monger that twitter is finished.

    The bottom line is that only the Lefty activists care that Musk has it. It won’t make much difference to anyone else.

    That’s the Left for you. Intolerant, totalitarian fascists.


    • Guest Who says:

      It’s the new TDS.

      Maybe Musk screwed up; maybe he hasn’t.

      If it goes, I shall miss it. If it stays in a more free speaking form, I shall be pleased. If it prevails such that all the creeps need to come back to preen to their bubbles, I shall laugh myself silly. If he says you can’t block folk just because they point out you are hypocritical revisionists… the bbc will be again front and centre in the spotlight.

      Currently it still seems to be working. And the only think the left seem to be doing is infesting it to say they are leaving, but staying.

      Maybe to kill it off it needs more diversity directors and policy of only hiring young BAMES with zero talent but massive chips. And no unique funding.


  13. Flotsam says:

    I posted something on this Blog some months ago when garage forecourt fuel prices went through the roof. My comment was that £2 a gallon was an interesting test for the Government of elasticity of demand for fuel prices. People were still filling up despite being almost twice the price, roads were as busy as ever.

    The Government has noticed, fuel prices have crept down a bit. The result…..fuel duties are going up a whopping 12p next year. At one time that would have been considered an outrageous increase, it still is, we’ve been softened up. It’s amazing what a bit of Green propaganda and market manipulation can do


    • StewGreen says:

      A TalkTV expert said the rise is to keep greens quiet
      but it’s likely the rise will be dropped before it happens.
      The actual tax take very much depends on the world oil price.
      If oil stays high the government is gaining loads from the extra VAT collected
      If world oil price halved the gov would need tge 12% , but you wouldn’t feel it.

      BTW it does get to a point when cooking oil is cheaper than taxed diesel
      Some countries just use the cooking oil in the vehicle.


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      I think you mean £2 a litre. I can only wish it was £2 a gallon.


  14. harry142857 says:

    £2 a gallon. Those were the days, soon be £2 a litre.


  15. Fedup2 says:

    We live in mad times . I do wonder how much more mad it is going to become . Now it seems Western taxpayers are going to be required to give – give – non western (third world ) ‘counties ‘- a lot of money because we started using hydrocarbons before they did .

    And hydrocarbons – as we know – are the root of all evil and we must stop using them and die – or get on a bicycle- which ever is worse ….

    And on the green crap thing – with a bit of luck the Egyptians will end the COP thing with nothing – and even better John Kerry is ‘self isolating ‘ ( presumably he wants to be away from the failure as possible ) ……


    • Kaiser says:

      I look at their mad graphs and I wonder if the third world hordes have eaten nothing but raw food since the dawn of time.

      Then I wonder how they used to make bronze and then iron

      maybe the ancient Egyptians had solar panels they imported from wakanda


    • digg says:

      This WEF UN reparations crap is not at all about helping poorer nations it’s all about crushing the West so that communism can take over, ruled from Brussels or maybe eventually even Berlin!


  16. Scroblene says:

    With ‘green’ issues sending fuel costs through the roof, and contributing disastrously to the cost of lockdown, I wonder if last year’s green fad of going ‘vegan’ has slowed the organic food scam, where one (not me) pays a lot more for food which is basically the same as normally produced food!

    As the whingers and whiners who support ‘green’ stuff, always seem to be well off and comfortably housed, where as most normal people, mostly in the private sector get clobbered, it must be a socialist’s dream to see so much mayhem under a Tory (?) government. The greenery coupled with ‘climate change’ is a fantasy the lefties will never let go!


    • Fedup2 says:

      Seems like the Arab World Cup will ‘cost ‘ 20 billion tonnes of carbon stuff – compared to 2 billion for the Russian one . I could care less – but apparently one of the ways the Arabs falsified their numbers was to only factor in ‘one way ‘air travel ….I do enjoy farce / fraud.

      I’m thinking that the media will be so controlled in the World Cup that we ll only hear about the bad stuff if people survive it and return ….
      The bbc will operate bias by omission which I’d say it used to be quite good at


  17. Zephir says:


  18. Zephir says:


  19. Guest Who says:

    A wall collapse director is a first. At least diverse.


    • StewGreen says:

      #1 HSE took 6 years to finish their inquiry that started in 2016
      No that is not OK

      “In a statement, the relatives of the men – four from Gambia and one from Senegal – said they welcomed the verdicts (against the directors)
      Accidental death verdicts were returned at the men’s inquest in 2018”

      #2:Why were Africans working in Birmingham ?
      An agency had brought them from Spain.
      Well I don’t think that’s legal
      And if you bring in uneducated foreigners in, then of course that adds to the risk.


  20. Guest Who says:

    Presumably approaching in Maccie D would be ok.

    Think Sir Boaty gets behind the red velvet rope at Glasto too?


  21. Guest Who says:

    Mark Drakeford seeking an inquiry?


    • Fedup2 says:

      In fairness banning Budweiser is not the same as banning beer — was it really £11.50 a pint ? That’s almost lundunistan prices …


      • Scroblene says:

        I bought a case of fifteen bottles of Budweiser for £11.00 yesterday, because it was on offer in Tesco.

        Parts of it sometimes taste of beer, other parts just taste of froth, but on the whole, it’ll be an enjoyable alternative while I happily ignore everything football for the next two weeks!

        I’m surprised that the cost of lockdown hasn’t deterred all those people flying over to Arabland; perhaps they’ve been paid to go by the hosts!

        Oooops, the BBC mentions that as well, so all these channels – BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app. may get a call from Mr Alibaba Sheikdom Doris Bonkers at some stage…


        • JohnC says:

          Asda : 36 bottles for 21 quid last time I was there.

          You must be posh shopping at Tesco Scrobs.


          • Zephir says:

            And they say pensioners are suffering.. the cries and gnassing of dentures echoing around the aisles of Waitrose

            God help you if you are stuck in a queue with a 30 minute lunch hour behind a 70 year old with a choice of lottery tickets and a handbag full of £50 notes


          • Scroblene says:

            Ha ha ha, John!

            The Asda in T. Wells is rather like going to some foreign street market these days, and anyway, the distance makes it uneconomical as we live in a pleasant, leafier part of the county…

            I really do like Holsten Pils though, as my wife’s family were the first people in the South East to get it into their pub all those years ago, and old habits die hard!

            So far, I’m making a profit of around £60.00 by taking up Tesco’s Club Card Plus fiddle.

            Nerd? Me?


  22. Guest Who says:

    Needs a sign: ‘to the beach’.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Is the beach missing ? Is there a search ? Or are the RNLI busy doing something else ?

      I was thinking about the name of the RNLI and thinking it needs a name change – it’s not ‘national ‘ it’s ‘international ‘

      Maybe ‘international criminal Uber institution ‘ is nearer …


    • StewGreen says:

      Very short report that says a man “entered the water from a ferry” whilst it was in dock in Belfast

      Earlier reports spoke of a missing ‘high risk’ Limerick man who was supposed to be on the Dublin to Holyhead route.
      I guess all that means is that some guy was mentally disturbed and jumped off the ferry.
      No report gives the name etc.


  23. Fedup2 says:

    The BBC charity industry gig claimed £35 million off of its gullible victims last night – that’s down £4 million on last year .

    Naturally everyone employed by the charity will take a pro rata pay cut .

    Maybe these BBC frauds have reached their high point – there maybe a limit to red noses and injured stuffed toys …..


    • Concrete sea says:


      They were harping on about it this morning. The reason it’s down £4 million is apparently due to the cost of living crisis (repeated several times). Not surprising, but another beeboid pile of bull, particularly when a small mention at the end of the piece ‘the total is expected to be higher than last year’.


  24. Guest Who says:

    Typical house hunter.

    Typical ex foi gras eaters.


    • Guest Who says:

      Typical council tax payer wallet.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Buy foi gras futures


      • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

        This all reminds me of an amusing French punning sentence:

        “Par ma foi, c’est la derniere fois que je vends du foie dans la ville de Foix.”

        “By my faith, this is the last time that I sell liver in the town of Foix.”

        In modern French, foi (faith) fois (time/occasion) foie (liver) and Foix (a place) all sound the same, phonetically /fwa/.


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      That reminds me I must look for some when I’m in Andorra next week, duty free’s lovely.


  25. Fedup2 says:

    They don’t seem to have much lined up on today today – which led amol being able to give his mouth an exercise giving his learned view on twitter . Amol doesn’t like the change . He doesn’t like Elon musk – he doesn’t like the idea of more people being able to express themselves on the internet – that – in his view – is the job of people the BBC employ .

    The arrogance displayed by these people once they get in front of a microphone is something . Maybe amol can save up and buy twitter .

    The alarm is ringing because mr musk has sacked large numbers of woke kidults and twitter is still working – the likes of Morden Peterson have been allowed to be on it again he already has 400000 upticks …..


    • Guest Who says:

      Amol used to edit the Indy, propped up by an oligarch and potentate, and still managed only six readers.

      No wonder he prefers the safety of a 5 billion propaganda machine with guaranteed funding no matter what.

      Oily little weasel.


  26. Guest Who says:

    Will it have little bears with spears?


  27. Fedup2 says:

    Apparently the new doctor who show is going to be sponsored by DFS … lol


  28. Guest Who says:

    BBC and not for profits.

    The best way not to make a profit is to pay Simpo mind bending amounts to waffle.


  29. Guest Who says:

    If the BBC could merge this with climate change, Sir Boaty and typical head hunters…. Award gold.

    Oh, and Twitter. The sooner they can get back to properly censoring it, the better.


    • Guest Who says:

      A new para appears. With a white man. Horror. Outside. In the sun.

      No word on whether the weather has installed a brain.


    • digg says:

      BBC wishful thinking!

      Cull the white, male oldies why not?


  30. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – now, Amol, what did the BBC campaign on back in March this year?

    The Social Care problem is raised by Amol this morning. “Who is going to fix it? It is all the Government’s fault.” Now help me out here Biased Beebsters with my memory. I seem to recall that the Government fixed a temporary need for funding for the NHS back in the Sunak Budget in March with an increase to National Insurance rates. There would be an immediate cash injection to the NHS to help the NHS catch up with delayed due to Covid, heart and cancer and other treatments, then the extra funding would be switched to Social Care.

    I seem to recall the BBC leading or at least joining in the LeftyLibbyMob opposition to this NI increase. Is my memory correct on this, fellow posters?

    Now the BBC via Amol Rajan and TOADY are complaining that the problem has not been fixed. Arguably, it was Boris Johnson’s only achievement getting that funding arrangement in place. Liz Truss was the one who spoiled it all with her campaign promise to overturn the NI increase and she did so in the ‘fiscal event’ not long after she assumed the Premiership. The BBC rejoiced at that, now they are complaining.

    There’s just no pleasing the BBC.


  31. AsISeeIt says:

    The manifest manifesto and how it might manifest itself edition

    The BBC likes this line from a Tory prime ministerial briefing: Rishi Sunak speaks of safety fears for daughter (BBC)

    The supposedly Tory-graph also admires the sound of old fashioned chivalry in terms of female protection and moreover responds well to the smack of firm law and order: Sunak: my fears for safety of women. PM says wife and daughters are ’emotional motivation’ for his tough stance on crime (Telegraph)

    And there we were thinking his billionairess missus only represented his meal ticket and his dewy-eyed reference to his daughters some short cut to sympathetic coverage from the liberal media.

    Throwing a wish bone in the direction of the hang ’em and flog ’em brigade does nicely distract from the big news of huge tax rises for a moment and today relegates a report that council tax will likely double on second homes to second place headline on the Telegraph cover page.

    How might this tough stance on crime manifest itself we wonder?

    Mr AsI recalls an amusing conversation related to him some years ago by the Mrs AsI. She had an old, somewhat tedious, friend of some years standing who had suddenly announced her engagement to her live-in boyfriend. Mrs AsI politely asked of her friend – Have you fixed a date for the wedding? The answer was no, not as yet. Will there be an engagement party? No. We’re not having a party. Has he given you an engagement ring? No. There’s no ring.

    Mrs AsI had a logical mind, a desire to cut to the chase and what you might term a forthright turn of phrase – prompting her to enquire – So, if there’s no actual marriage planned, no celebration and no ring as a present… how exactly is this engagement manifesting itself?

    I trust readers will notice the analogy with Rishi’s sudden out of the blue tough on crime announcement.

    Tory MPs hit out at Hunt’s tax rises amid fears of election rout – observes the globalist FT which by the way editorially likes the big State high tax regime: IMF hails fiscal prudence

    And in any case, should the present Blairite – now heaven forbid… Brownite Tories fail at the polls there’s always the frontpage of the formerly patriotic Times poster boy of the day: Yes, I’ve kissed a Tory… Sir Keir Starmer reveals why he’s not a tribal politician… (Times) – nothing to worry about there then.

    The Times happily rehabilitating Labour ensuring whatever the slings and arrows of the democractic process we’ll still get the same Big Corporate State social liberal hyper-immigration management of decline: Treasury warns that No10 plan to cut migration to UK will mean higher taxes (‘i’ newspaper)

    So there you have it – they’ve done the sums and our chronic housing shortage, low wages, overwhelmed NHS, transport congestion, rising crime… now high taxes… all manifestly (to coin a term) because we haven’t got enough immigration.

    And don’t you worry, that plan to flood Britain with cheap migrant labour will definitely manifest itself.


  32. StewGreen says:

    If some news story seems simple and extraordinary
    then it’s probably more complex.

    People say that actually the guy had a built up a bad relationship with the police and instead of prosecuting him for gun breaches they opted to do him for Covid breaches.
    He then dug his own hole by telling extraordinary lies to get out of it.

    He did get punished by losing his alcohol licence
    but jailing him for 6 months to teach him a lesson
    does seem over the top.

    local paper used a different headline
    “Gravely-ill OAP who broke Covid lockdown rules jailed for cover-up”


  33. theisland says:

    When speaking with Toby Young on 16 November about UKHSA Chief Jenny Harries’ attempts to blame excess deaths on climate change, Mark Steyn asked whether we were making the mistake of treating such ridiculous claims seriously.
    This applies to the majority of mumbo jumbo messaging we are subjected to nowadays – whatever the topic or whatever it’s source.
    Of course the bBC is a prime culprit for disseminating this type of nonsense.
    Given that the Conservatives/Labour/LibDems/Greens are all the same ‘New Labour’ globalists, I would like to see the alternative parties producing clear statements refuting the drivel churned out by the WEF, WHO, UN, EU, COP whatever number, C20/B20 etc. etc. and their ‘partners.’ How can any of these institutions and their ‘experts’ be taken seriously?
    Re immigration, the dinghy ‘illegals’ are now being used as a tool to distract us from the kow-towing establishment’s desire to enable more ‘legal’ immigration. Our mission must be to encourage all those disgruntled conservatives to not just go out next time and vote for the same, or worse, thing with a different coloured rosette.


  34. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – I don’t know if the Editors had scheduled too many items …..

    … for this morning’s TOADY but Amol Rajan was gabbling and garbling his words and it made for unpleasant listening. Amol has a not unpleasant Estuarine English/London voice normally. I can only assume it was down to what the Editors had scheduled. One can only imagine the Control Room in-ear traffic … “Simon, we are going to have to drop Adele, if you and Amol do not speed up.”


  35. tomo says:

    Meanwhile in the retail energy market … environmental levies are a taboo subject and the larceny of taxes that aren’t taxes that the retailers won’t talk about continues….

    Just a reminder that they are taking an extra 10% (+++) from you on domestic energy bills that they will not acknowledge – few (nobody?) in the public space will challenge the banditry.


  36. tomo says:


  37. StewGreen says:

    Gaslighting on FooC
    “Oh that photo of French police standing by while dinghy left, is real, but a one off
    French do stop half the dinghies”
    BBC reporter “The FARFAR FAR RIGHT French politician” ..

    “One French journalist told me ‘The way Suella talked about flights to Rwanda, Wow BRUTAL, even Marin Le Pen couldn’t say things like that !”

    Really ? Really ?

    Suella said ‘I would love to have a front page of the Telegraph with a plane taking off to Rwanda, that’s my dream, it’s my obsession’


    • StewGreen says:

      Now a hitpiece against Musk
      FooC is supposed to be reporting from local ground
      but I don’t see local ground . (OK the report did have a tiny brief mention “I went to the Twitter building in San Francisco)

      “Musk has already asked some workers he fired to come back”

      Really ?
      The tweet saying that I saw was a joke about workers who’d never actually worked at Twitter. but rather they were spoofers who fooled the media.


      • StewGreen says:

        I just checked
        There are no proper news stories saying that Musk is properly rehiring
        – There are some Indian newspapers caught out by the spoof
        – There us a Business Insider article which claims for definiylte 5 Twitter employees were rehired according to secreck Skack Channel chats.
        However when I clicked their source link
        the actual source tweet had been deleted.

        Media people seemed to be so caught up in false narrative land
        that they cannot tell the difference of what is reality and what is a fake news story.


        • Guest Who says:

          ‘Media people’ are mostly all propagandist shills now.

          How anyone who has not injected the Kool Aid intravenously can imagine more freedom of speech is a threat to democracy defies belief.

          The BBC especially is getting caught more and more with ‘mistakes’. Odd given the creation of a misinformation team.

          I reckon most are, as a result of hiring diverse juveniles who would not know journalism if it landed in their lap in the Watergate car park.

          However the older ones, like Nick ‘I read it in the Critic’ Robinson, are pure scum.


          • Scroblene says:

            Correct, Guest!

            The BBC are naively accepting any old conspiracy theory which suits their leftie agenda these days!

            Global are getting there too, so it takes sites like here to unravel what is right, and what isn’t!

            Not sure if you recall that Iain Dale’s old blog (now defunct), was even better for real news than Guido, who really was anonymous back then!

            And going even further back, ‘Throne Out’ was hilarious with revelations about all sorts of Royal Shenanigans!

            If I go even further, I’ll be back in Windows 3.1, and on a spanking new PC with 350mb hard drive…


    • tomo says:


      they are the ones who’re supposed to call out gaslighting and in the last 18 to 24 months they’ve realised (en masse) that that means they can lie aggressively with little to no fear of having their feet held to any fire…

      If the police + gendarmes were actually stopping boats you mihght reasonably assume that there’s a compound adjacent to a police facility near Calais / Dunkirke piled full of rubber boats and some film footage of the events?


    • tomo says:


  38. tomo says:

    Best take on the FTX fraud


  39. NISA says:

    In previewing tonight’s Channel 5 trash TV program on the tryst between Major & Curry, the Radio Times reporter tells us
    Only in its final section does it add anything new, as it’s here the focus shifts to the reasons why Major has been somewhat rehabilitated in the eyes of the media, while Currie is still perceived as a scorned “scarlet woman”.

    Wonder why that might be!


  40. tomo says:

    Can we borrow a bit of this?


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Chuffing Nora, that girl is good!


    • tomo says:

      Meanwhile in Scotland…..


    • MarkyMark says:

      Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer. We shall be left defending, not only the incredible virtues and sanities of human life, but something more incredible still, this huge impossible universe which stares us in the face.


  41. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Don’t know if it’s true but although beer is banned in the football it will still be available in the corporate areas.

    I bet there’s no half time bacon sarnies.

    Players will not be booked for handball, they will just have their hand chopped off.

    (The last two are made up)


  42. Fedup2 says:

    I was thinking about the opening ceremony –

    1 the handing over of the suitcase of cash to a FIFA rep- set to dance

    2 a 1000m dive by an imported labourer to symbolise the thousands dead during construction

    3 currency notes floating down onto the VIPs

    4 the dance of the Islamic suicide vests

    5 sharia law – whippings and choppings

    6 gay executions

    7 the ceremonial bribing of Qatar game referees

    8 church burning

    9 priest killing

    10 the deportation of the boozers


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      BBC fave diver Tom Daley could help the Qataris with that dive and, knowing them, probably wouldn’t have to jump himself.


      • Scroblene says:

        Hope the stadia buildings aren’t too high, as lobbing off a few homos now and then may make a big dent in the tarmac…


  43. Eddy Booth says:

    Here we go, rite of passage ticked – he even managed a candle lit vig for something.

    “Ukraine war: Rishi Sunak visits President Zelensky in Kyiv”
    Thought WEF operatives were taught to pose a solemn little face, in serious situations, like Jacinda Ardern does.. guess he just can’t help gushing.


    Giving our cash and expensive equipment away, like we haven’t problems at home for him to deal with.

    I’ve guess Ukraine’s “the lastest thing” status will go the way of whole Covid / vaccine/ nhs deity/ lockdown scam, with more and more people sensing they’ve been had, and that Russia ain’t the baddie here after all.


  44. Guest Who says:

    The latest idiot BBC climate attempt has been noticed elsewhere.



  45. tomo says:

    Did I miss it…..?

    Did the BBC report this?


  46. Lucy Pevensey says:


  47. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

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  48. Dickie says:

    The BBC Media Action and Clive Myrie need to up their game when it comes to teaching their proteges😅



  49. Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

    Here’s a selection from the BBC’s “US & Canada” news page.

    [From the first/front page, all articles with little caption pictures]

    War crimes expert to oversee Trump investigations. {Is Trump a war criminal?}

    Why a war crimes expert will decide Trump cases. {Why is this second article necessary?]

    Lauren Boebert’s Democratic challenger conceded (The Republican firebrand faced an unexpectedly close race in her bid for re-election in Colorado). {Pity Boebert won but it was CLOSE!}

    [“More US stories”]

    Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to succeed Nancy Pelosi.

    Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week. {Musk is evil!}


    Trump not first politician ditched by Murdoch. {Trump bad}

    What divided government means for Washington.

    Six ways it’s harder for Trump to run this time. {We’re afraid of him}

    [“Latest updates”]

    Similar to the above, with plenty on Trump, Pelosi, Boebert, a divided Washington but only one article, on the first page anyway, about Biden: “Republicans say ‘top priority’ is to probe Bidens”.

    Good to see there’s no bias there then!


    • tomo says:

      I wonder what the BBC actually serves up to actual American web visitors – their web monkeys have obviously wised up to the old “check the archive.org” trick…


      • Guest Who says:

        The BBC likely has this one down as ‘mostly not batsh*t’.


        • StewGreen says:

          Whoaa stop you need to explain something about AOCs first tweet.
          It is NOT a tweet that endorses Trump
          It appears that way cos the quote tweet
          doesn’t include the poll bit that shows it’s a question
          about whether Twitter should reinstate the Trump account.

          He has already brought back Cathy Griffin the nasty lefty comedian


  50. tomo says: