380 Responses to Start the Week 21 November 2022

  1. Up2snuff says:

    What will we get from the BBC this next week?
    Some suggestions:
    Attacks on the Conservative Government
    Pressure to re-join the EU
    Plenty of footie news and screaming commentatiors
    Pressure to rejoin the EU
    Scandal involving the UK Royal Family
    Pressure to rejoin the EU
    No mention of the 1.3 million UK unemployed but pressure to let in more migrants
    Pressure to rejoin the EU
    More footie news mixed with sadness about the LGBTQ rights in Qatar
    Pressure to rejoin the EU
    Complaints about ‘the-cost-of-living-crisis’ and why isn’t the Government doing more
    Pressure to rejoin the EU
    More footie news and scandal over England supporters being found drunk
    Oh and some climate news (I forgot about that, thanks Guest)
    And pressure to rejoin the EU
    Maybe news of war in Ukraine
    Rumours of war somewhere else
    And don’t forget the footie and pressure to rejoin the EU!


    • Up2snuff says:

      Ooh, I hadn’t reckoned on the BBC’s obsession with football when writing the above.


      • Doublethinker says:

        The BBC loves football because it thinks that with there being so many ethnics involved in all English professional teams and of the ‘national ‘ team it is the perfect vehicle to help them force their multiculty agenda down our throats. It is exactly the same reasoning that they employ with their near ban on white men in adverts and there being so many ethnics on them.
        Things are getting so bad that I’m sure coffee whitener will soon be banned .


  2. Guest Who says:


    Albeit, on Twitter.


    • Deborah says:

      Could you imagine a headline, ‘climate deal has averted catastrophe?’ No, neither could I. Anyway there is no catastrophe looming on the climate front. (There is on the political front but that is because of The conservatives, WEF, Soros and Gates but that is a whole other story).


  3. maxincony says:



    • Nibor says:


      Have you flipped ? Your posts are getting more and more illogical if you are defending the BBC .
      Why post a picture of the biggest BBC scandal even if you quote words from your enemy ?
      A protected paedophile by the BBC versus a man in the glare of publicity voted in by millions.

      Unless you’re not the Maxincony of old.


      • taffman says:

        Do not concern yourself, he is just a Troll that gets his Telly Tax free and prowls this place at night like a Spector. He’s more than one person, aren’t you maxincony?
        Be gone you nasty Haemorrhoids!


        • Nibor says:

          Taffman ,

          I’m not sure if this is the normal Maxi .

          1 ) He is posting at a beginning of a thread , rather than at a tail end .

          2) He is putting an original post up , rather than trawling through other posts and doing a drive by critique .

          Perhaps Fed can confirm this is the original Maxi or a troll of a troll .

          Either way it doesn’t matter, the BBC is proved wrong .


          • taffman says:

            He’s more than one person and ‘they’ do the BBC no good service.
            ‘They’ provide some entertainment and sport for those on the night shift .
            Tonight’s ‘duty officer’ is probably wearing a ‘hot flush vest’?
            Go on maxincony, ‘spill the beans’.


            • JohnC says:

              On the contrary taffman, maxi is an excellent ambassador for the BBC. Nasty, spiteful and doesn’t care one bit about actual truth.

              Though going by his more recent posts, I suspect he is turning to drink and/or drugs to cope with his personality issues and we are getting him on his down-swing when he needs to vituperate.


    • JohnC says:

      The key word you are missing is ‘consent’ maxi.

      One of the defining qualities of Leftists like you is that there is no limit to how low you will stoop.

      You are a nasty scumbag with no ethics. A troll. Be ashamed of what you are.


  4. Cooper_Man says:

    Oh joy, the keyboard warrior’s learnt how to post pictures.


    • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

      Yes, and he’s shared a photo of his hero. How nice. Not.


    • StewGreen says:

      He just equated Trump with a lifelong child rapist.
      Trump may have been a lad , even possibly adulterer
      however he’s never been seriously accused of child sex crimes.
      Never been convicted of any sex crimes at all.

      M was shltposting , triying to spoil thread


  5. StewGreen says:

    Sadiq Khan thought he would get loads of Likes for tweeting
    ‘BanTrump for life from all Social Media’
    “Trump is a dangerous, *far-right politician*
    who has a history of inciting violence”

    Doh as a lawyer Sadiq should know that is unjudicial incitement to action.
    Courts can set punishments for people convicted of crimes
    but Trump hasn’t been convicted of inciting violence.

    Also false reporting of people is bullying
    The label “far right” means someone is like Hitler whereas Trump is fairly liberal in outlook. He didn’t go around murdering people or locking political opponents up,. He stands for racial and female equality, went to make peace with both Saudi and Israel etc.

    Sadiq got ratioed with 5,000 replies going against him.
    .. https://www.twitter.com/SadiqKhan/status/1594326471685935104


  6. Nibor says:

    So they’re all leaving the COP 27 summit in various ways ( I’ll bet in a more comfortable fashion than Joseph and pregnant Mary on a donkey on the way to Bethlehem) and feel good about the party atmosphere.

    The British lot will be glad that the PM went there to be “ leading “ the fight against Armageddon and puffed up with the world looking to us – the Brits – giving the best example and thinking everyone wants to emulate us , the Brits with our urbane manners as we spread largesse to underdeveloped vulnerable countries like China .

    The reality is they’re laughing at us as they pocket the money we left at the table and maybe drink to our health as they spend it in the bars at the next opening of a vanity project they couldn’t pay for .


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’m sure the European politicians will have left ‘sharm ‘ by now – Alexa says it’s 25 c rising to 28 c today whereas London is 4 c.
      The blue Labour bloke – shama the blubber – said recently was told by st Obama to have a holiday – sharma said he’d have it in the UK as a green crap principle – I some how thing not ….


  7. Nibor says:

    Sorry if late .

    The BBC Radio 4 The World This Week @ one o’clock about Is Brexit As Good As Brexiteers Claimed Why Not Repent And Rejoin You Know It Makes Sense .

    So there was a clip from a pro Brexit recording that I never heard and they didn’t say who made it .

    Then a stationary supplier ( note not manufacturer) who breast beats with huge buyers remorse and wishes he hadn’t voted to leave .

    1 ; who approached who ?
    The supplier fellow to the BBC , or the BBC to the supplier fellow?

    2 : if the BBC to the supplier fellow, how did they know about him ?

    3 : what verification did the BBC show that the supplier fellow voted Brexit ? And then regretted when ?

    4; was he publicly pro Brexit before the referendum?

    Then we have more anti Brexit stories with a bit of lukewarm pro Brexit stuff . Nigel Farage , Jacob Rees Mogg or someone even better was not invited on .

    Now this supplier businessman was not asked why he voted Brexit . Were there problems before when we were in the EU and what were they ?
    As a businessman did he foresee problems leaving the EU or non at all ( as a man in commerce ) .
    Does he see any problems arising out of leaving the EU being able to be solved ? ( a businessman should ) .
    He wrote to his MP , doesn’t experience show the civil service is the greatest impediment to normality in trade affairs?

    Above all the BBC never asks that if the remainers , remouners, had not tried to sabotage Brexit ( civil servants) and we left on good terms because 9f our strong position how life outside the BBC world would be for the better .

    [ By the By , my business was 100% EU related and I saw the best way for the UK was outside it . BBC can interview me anytime]


    • Fedup2 says:

      Nibor – they still think the only thing that matters is business needs. Not the rights and beliefs of individuals . Funny how this cannot be recognised by the likes of the bbc .


  8. JohnC says:

    As usual with the BBC, when something seems odd, there is always an agenda based reason.

    Club Q Colorado shooting: Suspect held after five killed in attack at nightclub

    Firstly the suspect is identified immediately, that means he is almost certainly white.

    In the story we get information from the BBC about other mass-shootings in the USA:

    3 people at a ‘Planned Parenthood clinic’ in Colarado Springs. A link is given and the killer is pictured. He’s a white male.

    10 people at the supermarket in Boulder. A link is given. No information on the shooter. Turns out he’s Muslim but is the ‘victim’ of racism and Islampohobia.

    And finally we get told about ‘the Pulse gay club in Orlando, Florida. At the time it was the deadliest mass shooting in US history.’. 49 dead and 50 injured. But strangely no link is given for this one at all.

    That’s because it was an ISIS Muslim terrorist.

    The question of BBC bias and deliberate hiding of information for it’s own Leftist agenda is beyond debate.


    • StewGreen says:

      Be careful, so far there is no certain picture of Anderson Lee Aldridge about
      Normal people have tweeted wrong images and some media too.


      • JohnC says:

        Yup – that’s why I always leave some room for doubt until I know for sure.

        Though experience tells me that the longer information about a criminal is kept from us, the more likely it is she/he/it are not white.


  9. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Apparantly Newsmax has released a film about the people who are still behind bars for events at the January 6th Capitol Riot. It is called ‘Shame of a Nation’. Anybody seen it?
    Anybody know if it is available yet? I would appreciate that.

    Anybody know how long before the BBC shows it?


  10. Flotsam says:

    COP27, Egypt.
    Latest news, it’s been agreed that to comply with emissions targets, Egypt will clad the pyramids with solar arrays.


    • JohnC says:

      I see they’ve come up with a totally arbitray way to bribe the African Nations to appear willing. It seems to be about the same as the idea of giving black people compensation for the ‘suffering’ of their ancestors.

      I wonder how much of the ‘loss and damage fund’ will be spent on tackling climate change and how much will be spent on mansions and cars.


  11. Flotsam says:

    Energy support payments and price caps.
    I completely disagree with these payments and caps. Surprised? So let’s me suggest what’s really happening.
    Energy prices go through the roof due to poor planning, war, pandemic and Green policies. The Government and Green fanatics are responsible for the mess. People don’t like the sky high prices, the Government is worried about the consequences, both that people can’t afford to heat their homes but mostly that it will be an electoral disaster. So what will they do? They will subsidise energy costs in a number of ways. So where does this money come from? Us of course, via increased taxes.
    I suggest that price caps and energy support caps are hiding the real cost of Green policies.
    If people were exposed to the full cost of Green policies they wouldn’t support Governments that promote them. So price caps and subsidies are embedding these disastrous policies by stealth.
    Not that the BBC would ever expose all this for the con that it is.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Flotsam – I agree – but I differ on whether the green crap thing has any impact on voting . As we are seeing with the current illegitimate blue labour government – there is no attention or respect for the views of voters . This Swiss EU thing highlights this .
      In a couple of years time they’ll come to us begging for votes . Why bother ? For those of The Right like me they are alien and even more dishonest than red labour …..

      Elsewhere apparently some millionaires who play footy will be kneeling down . I’m confused – is it for Ukraine ? Green crap ? Wimmin in Iran ? Coloured folk in the US? And it seems they want to wear a political arm band – which is a yellow / red card offence …

      I just repeat what I wrote yesterday – one of the last refuges away from woke was footy – but not now – it was a simple game for blokes to get away from wimmin and now it’s gone to a bbc social justice woke mess .


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  12. andyjsnape says:

    Albanian migrant: ‘I wish I’d never tried to enter the UK illegally’

    “A French police boat appeared 20 minutes into our journey. They accompanied us from a distance of maybe 200m, just observing, which reassured us. They stayed for three hours, maybe more. Then we crossed into UK waters and called British police.”

    Luckily we have the bBC to give out this info, just call 999 when you are able to, RNLI ferries will turn up!

    Todays racist report brought to you by the bBC
    Sheku Bayoh’s sister received abuse after speaking at death inquiry


    Its about some black man and the racist abuse – well lets face its it wouldn’t be a white person would ever receives racist abuse – bad whitey


    • JohnC says:

      I’m afraid that the Left have now morphed the definition of ‘racist’ so that it only applies to white people – so it’s official, only white people can be racist.

      Which is itself outrageously racist and highlights the stupendous hypocrisy of the Left.

      This definition I found for ‘britannica’ sums up this hypocrisy perfectly:

      ‘racism, also called racialism, the belief that humans may be divided into separate and exclusive biological entities called “races”; that there is a causal link between inherited physical traits and traits of personality, intellect, morality, and other cultural and behavioral features; and that some races are innately superior to others. ‘

      If you analyse that paragraph, everything up to the last sentence is pointless to the definition. Nobody can deny for example ‘causal link between inherited physical traits’. You just have to look at football teams in the UK to prove that one is true.

      The ONLY part which applies to the definiton of racism is ‘and that some races are innately superior to others’. And this is absolute nonsense as well. You CAN say that black people are innately superior to white people at some things otherwise they would only represent 1 in 33 of our football teams. But by definition it is racist.

      Instead the Left write ‘Euro 2020: Where is home? – England squad hailed as a ‘celebration of diversity and immigration”.

      This is an example of why I detest the Left and their inherent hypocrisy so much. They change the rules as and when it suits them without a shred of shame or embarassment.


  13. Guest Who says:

    Stares at panda, doubtless basking in the reduced heating at 25C.

    Why do the bbc run these headlines?

    Do they go out down streets crying “Bring out your woe”?

    Or do these entitled twits write in, sure of a story?

    Whichever way, they seldom end well.


    • Guest Who says:

      Addendum revealed… a nurse. Of course. Direct line. QT next?


      • Guest Who says:

        Possibly an overworked junior Labour MP?


        • Fedup2 says:

          As a punter I have been in my local ‘hospital ‘ far to many times at weekends – from what I saw it’s a skeleton service – but those who work it get extra pay .

          Privatise it – as suggested by the Scots ….


          • Khaa2091 says:

            I often agree with things that you say, but can I correct you on this one.
            I get NO extra pay for working specific weekends nights etc. I get a 2% supplement to my standard contract for participating in the on call rota. In a month I roughly spend 2 weekday nights working on the floor all night, 2 weekday nights called in (as part of a normal working day before and after) if it’s busy, and a weekend (Fri / Sat / Sun) of either day or nights.


            • Fedup2 says:

              Thanks for the correction . Do Agency staff get more money for working nights and weekends ?
              Much of these arrangements seem not to be public domain – which seems wrong …..

              As a punter – I have memories of sitting through Sunday night into Monday morning waiting for the weekday staff to turn up ….feeling like an inconvenience to your NHS …


          • Up2snuff says:

            Fed, around and about with a friend who is a regular patient of the NHS (cancer, hip replacement, other problems) who has contacts who work in the NHS (their own friends), the rumour is that the NHS is making its services so bad (various motives but mostly political) that the Conservative Government will be forced to privatise it and hand large privatisation bonuses and share handouts to people like Matthew Taylor (boss NHS Confederation) and senior staff and consultants and surgeons.

            Snouts in t’trough in good ol’ Labour Party fashion.


        • MarkyMark says:


          • Fedup2 says:

            Their self image is so much different from that on the receiving end ….( apart from the ‘wonderful treatment ‘merchants )….


        • Banania says:

          Oh dear, there is something terribly wrong with her eyebrows.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Wages? Expenses? Can we see how she spends money?
      Save £159 – cancel the BBC TV License


    • JohnC says:

      I see it’s for Panorama tonight which seems to exclusively investigate BBC agenda topics these days.

      They start with the desired conclusion then fill an hour with anything they can dredge up to support it. And ignore anything which is inconvenient.


  14. Fedup2 says:

    A feature on endangered words in thr English Language –
    Here are some suggestions –



  15. digg says:

    I admit I have never been a football enthusiast.

    The World cup mania has therefore always been a period of irritation as it swamps our childish media plus the sight of older overweight blokes strutting round the street and pubs in their “England” footie garb has always grated on me.

    This time however it has a new sense of stupidity as the powers that be and the soccer gods all fall over themselves to wave their righteous diversity banners and try to “educate” those in the host Country who are no better than barbarians in their eyes..

    Lets cut to the chase… It’s money!

    I would be far more noble if they just said Nope, we ‘aint going and we don’t expect to be paid.

    I guess the real reason they won’t do that is that it would probably be kaput for the multitude of English clubs bank-rolled by middle-east oil money.

    They are in fact hoisted by their own petard!

    Meanwhile the decision by the juvenile BBC to virtue signal by not screening the opening ceremony makes as much sense as if they decided that they would not report WW2 because Hitler was not a “nice” guy!


  16. Guest Who says:

    Assuming this is the new claim, what race is Kev?



    • MarkyMark says:

      LIN REVELATION I suffered racist abuse from other players because of my ‘darkish skin’, says England legend Gary Lineker
      Joshua Mbu
      Published: 17:18, 21 Jun 2022Updated: 23:16, 21 Jun 2022



      • JohnC says:

        I suspect he suffered far, far more abuse because of his toby-jug ears. And because he was a condescending tw@t.

        I can tell Lineker is one step away from entering politics. I hope he does and discovers what people really think of him.

        Speaking of which, here’s a BBC headline to give Putin and Xi a good laugh (in case they read it):

        Comedian Eddie Izzard says she hopes to stand as a Labour candidate in Sheffield at the next general election.

        I have to admit I wouldn’t crawl over Jo Brand to get to Eddie – though I might need to put my glasses on to be sure which is which.



  17. Guest Who says:

    BBC doing what bbc does best.

    Pointless stories with quotes.

    And… #CCBGB


  18. Guest Who says:

    Amol edited papers too. BBC should get Davo in.


  19. Guest Who says:

    Desperate does not come close.

    Got Saz and Lurch off TDS, mind.


  20. Guest Who says:

    Name rings a bell.


  21. MarkyMark says:

    “I think for what we Europeans have been doing the last 3,000 years we should be apologising for next 3,000 years before starting to give moral lessons to people.”

    Infantino then added: “Today I feel Qatari. Today I feel Arabic. Today I feel African. Today I feel gay. Today I feel disabled. Today I feel a migrant worker.

    “Of course I am not Qatari, I am not an Arab, I am not African, I am not gay, I am not disabled.

    “But I feel like it, because I know what it means to be discriminated, to be bullied, as a foreigner in a foreign country. As a child I was bullied – because I had red hair and freckles, plus I was Italian, so imagine.

    “What do you do then? You try to engage, make friends. Don’t start accusing, fighting, insulting, you start engaging.

    “And this is what we should be doing.”

    talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook was at the press conference in Doha, and gave the Weekend Sports Breakfast his account of Infantino’s extraordinary speech.

    “Extraordinary is the word,” he said. “I arrived here this morning not really knowing what to expect from the FIFA president.




    • Fedup2 says:

      You know when you look at someone and know they are so corrupt they don’t even realise it any more . …no doubt the FIFA boss will praise the Arabs’ ‘hospitality ‘…..


      • Doublethinker says:

        The very best thing that can happen in this World Cup is for the English players to make good on their promise to wear the rainbow arm bands etc etc and for FIFA to make good on its promise and have all of them sent off before a ball is kicked.
        The the icing on the cake would be for the Qataris to threaten to have the whole lot deported without them ever having got on the field if they didn’t agree to play without their virtue signalling kit. The players , not wanting to appear hypocrites in the eyes of the public, ( you can tell I’m deep in fantasy land now) refuse and come home to a hero’s welcome by the LGBT…… community.
        What a story, England sets yet another moral example to the rest of the world just like our commitment to Net Zero. We may be bankrupt, crumbling under the invasion of our southern shore but we still hold the moral high ground.


  22. Guest Who says:

    Feel a migrant day should get The Calais Ladies and Lily Allen plus team back on the bbc.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Tomorrow he feels a prostitute and an under aged girl called Aisha who married at 6.


  23. Flotsam says:


    • MarkyMark says:



    • StewGreen says:

      The laws of the game are shared by all footballing associations.
      Law four says: “Equipment [which includes clothing] must not have any political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images.”

      Since 2017 There is some guidance on interpreting that law which sets out some examples of what is not permitted as a ‘political’ slogan or image.
      It also says: “When commemorating a significant national or international event, the sensibilities of the opposing team (including its supporters) and the general public should be carefully considered.”

      The laws say: “For any offence the player and/or the team will be sanctioned by the competition organiser, national football association or by FIFA.”


  24. MarkyMark says:

    The official Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup hospitality booking website has listed Palestine as a country option instead of Israel.


    ‘Slow improvement’ in Qatar school textbooks with removal of antisemitic passages
    IMPACT-se’s latest report says problematic sections relating to praise of violence, hatred of Jews and “jihad” martyrdom were taken out
    December 8, 2021, 1:17 pm



  25. MarkyMark says:

    But IMPACT-se’s latest report, a follow-up to its reports of June this year and August 2020, shows that there are still issues with some textbooks which still retain “passages that demonise Jews, praise martyrdom and blame holy faiths for corrupting holy texts”.



  26. MarkyMark says:

    NHS chiefs in Scotland discuss having wealthy pay for treatment


    – 650 MPS exempt including Barry Gardiner with £500K from china
    – 800 Lords Exempt
    – All NHS Nurses Exempt
    – All NHS Diversity Managers on £77k exempt
    – All Royals exempt including Prince Charles

    ** we are all in it together
    *** this is a double tax, one to pay for the system one to use it
    **** BBC employees exempt
    ***** 4K illegal migrants exempt


  27. MarkyMark says:

    NHS – a health service? a religion? a cult? a charity? a paid for national service? an international service?


  28. AsISeeIt says:

    They’ve changed everything except the goal posts edition

    They think that’s all over… I refer hereabouts initially to all the endless hullabaloo about climate change… not a chance it’s all over…

    The Guardian (natch) reassures readers that we’re far from hearing the end of all this doom-laden guff about the impeding weather apocalypse: Climate deal still leaves world ‘on brink of catastrophe’, experts warn

    Experts, eh? And as that well-worn idiom goes – they wouldn’t have it any other way

    Meanwhile, as per the title of the TV mini series of 1982 based on the novel of 1975 by Gerald Seymour – today the news is all about Harry’s Game

    Perhaps mirroring the general mood of competing emotions the Daily Star seems to have mixed feelings about the football World Cup. On the one hand admiringly observing of our top footballer: Is it a bird? (No, it’s a bloke but I’m sure our BBC will be looking hard for the first transexual player) Is it a plane? No, it’s SuperKane. Let’s hear it for England

    But the Star’s thought for the day grumbles: Will the last person to leave turn off the VAR… – nice, we do like this clever play on a classic tabloid-style headline.

    One’s bugbears with the modern game (as they call it) form somewhat of a litany – see how many you agree with?

    VAR (obviously) Five substitutes (we can’t be far off clubs bringing on a defensive squad late in the match to sit on a lead – a la the US grid iron game – as 1966 World Cup final hat trick hero Geoff Hurst told our Nigel Farage “They’ve changed everything except the goal posts” – give it time, Geoff) Taking the knee (obviously) Rainbow laces, rainbow armbands, rainbow jock-straps, rainbow whatever (keep it for the Pride parade) Half-and-half scarves (gay!)

    Just the one, luv… I’m driving

    The Sun informs us: Kane vows to lift nation… And he revealed he is willing to defy any Fifa moves to ban the “One Love” rainbow armband – Red card him, Ref! One love? This is no place for a Bob Marley tribute

    The Guardian has no truck with all this England positivity: The return of Three Lions. ‘It’s a song about losing’

    Even the FT notices the World Cup: Kicking off. Fractious start to World Cup – before getting down to the serious business of persuading the UK back into the EU: Eurozone forecast to escape winter recession… say economists, due to government intervention, lower gas prices and a mild autumn – mild good, but the climate change?

    Award for Harry – no, not a World Cup winner’s medal, not yet awhile: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will receive an ward for their stand against “structual racism” in the monarchy, a member of the Kennedy family said (Times)- who’s looking forward the England v USA match on Friday – it’s good to know who your friends are.

    Yet more Harry in the celeb-obsessed freebie Metro: Olivia at same do as Florence after her ‘split from Harry’. In no Harry to meet Olivia Wilde and… Harry Stiles who reportedly kissed Florence Pugh during filming – this brace of celebrity stunners is pictured frontpage – no gay armbands for this Harry?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I care less about national teams do or who wins – but my specialty is corrupt VAR / Ref decisions – how bigger bung does it take to buy an official –

      Apparently there are 7 – yes 7 – in the VAR thing . Yesterday a goal against Qatar got ruled off side by VAR … I wonder how much this costs ? …..

      There is a degree of insanity when it comes to World Cup footy – the fixation with 1966 – the hype as a national team progresses – which I find just – OTT ….

      …the ‘armband ‘ World Cup —- luck it wasn’t about poppies …


  29. Northern Dreamer says:

    bBBC seem to think the England team are at the world cup to campaign for what the bBBC think is right…….


  30. Eddy Booth says:


    Come On IRAN!
    I’ve bet two BIG ones 😀 on the aryans.
    10 in decimal odds (9-1 in old man’s parlance)

    I used to be an England fan when it was alternative, when there were, supposedly, banana throwing skinheads everywhere.
    When polite society like the BBC loathed the whole national game.
    That was before the long march through our culture.
    Now the games well and truly woke hijacked.

    At kick off, the Iranians immediately hoof a long ball into the mixer, this kamikaze drone shot bounces off a startled, hapless English defender – busy adjusting his rainbow armband – right into the back of the net.

    There’s inbuilt fear in the England team, passed down through the decades – from senior players to the youngsters, in an endless cycle.
    At 1-0 down, with a sweating, beer parched crowd on their backs, they’ll crumble for sure.


  31. Guest Who says:


    Well, there is still OFCOM and dcms to content with.

    But frankly the BBC DUI should be disbanded for bringing them into mockery.


  32. StewGreen says:

    9am The plug your book show
    Hungary : Zsuzsanna Szelényi : Tainted Democracy
    She explores how the populist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has consolidated his grip on power, reining in the media and making sweeping changes to legal and economic frameworks.

    Simon Schama plugs his BBC television, History of Now, the postwar decades
    explores the vital role of *artists, writers and musicians in fighting for democracy *and equality post-war.

    Philippines : Nobel peace prize-winner Maria Ressa
    How To Stand Up To A Dictator
    She made the point that one side is not based in reality
    To me it often journos who are off in narrative land instead of reality.

    They are mocking Trump and calling for lawa against FakeNews .. which means they are not considering themselves FakeNews
    “60% of the world is under autocratic rule !”
    Is it ?
    Nowhere in the west is, not India
    China maybe, Russia/Belarus sure, some countries in Africa and the Gulf


    • MarkyMark says:

      “..I’m slightly amazed at our colleagues (Simon Schama BBC@£200K) ability to get big laughs on gang rape…I’m not much of a feminist but I draw the line at the 3 year old getting raped, and the seven year old getting gang raped in a basement. (audience claps)” – Mark Steyn {youtube The Munk debate @4:46}

      Simon Schama BBC@£200K – I knew I’d seen that name Schama before. This is what Simon said earlier to ignite Mark Steyn’s response ….

      “…I’m just struck by how obsessed by sex these two guys (Farage/Steyn) are, it’s a bit sad really… (audience laughs, Simon smiles)” – Simon Schama (£200K BBC Salary) {youtube The Munk debate @2:00}

      Suggest you watch the whole debate…to form your own opinion of Simon “BBC on 200K” Schama, whose salary is from a TV Tax extracted from people who are struggling in the UK, a license that had 180,000 (near Simon’s Wage) prosecuted due to none payment. And sent 70 people to jail.


    • StewGreen says:

      Now they are praising Zelensky
      and making out he is way different from Ferdinand Marcos or Duterte .

      Surely the nature of the situation means Zelensky is a popularist dictator.


  33. Jeff says:

    So, England’s virtue signalling footballers have begun already…

    Yes, they’re more than happy to accept the huge amount of money they’ll receive from playing in this deeply misogynistic, racist and homophobic country, where thousands of Asians and Africans have died building the stadiums they’re going to play in and homosexual men can face the death penalty… but…hey ho…

    Just as hypocritical are all the other pompous, self-righteous posers, such as Gary Lineker, David Beckham and would be Labour MP, Gary Neville. At the drop of an unfortunate non-PC remark these upright men will be down on you like a ton of bricks, but at the sight of all that money…

    Oh…and let’s not forget those broadcasters such as The BBC and the equally ghastly, Sky Sport. Always ready to lecture us about “kicking out racism” and displaying their commitment to LGBQXYZ rights…

    However, don’t despair, all is not lost. England manager Gareth Southgate has told us the team will be “taking the knee” before kick-off, in support of the racist and Marxist political movement BLM and captain Harry Kane will be wearing a rainbow armband.

    You know, I find it really difficult to fully convey just how much I despise them…


  34. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – if a Professer can get weather and climate muddled …..

    … it doesn’t say much for the UK’s education system. Weather is not climate as I was taught in science or learned in science by a peculiar osmosis. Prevailing weather is but one factor in the climate of a place which is mostly determined by position on the globe, the mass of land or sea around it and its topgraphical features.

    Prevailing weather is one thing. Then, if you know your history, you will know that there are exceptional weather events that go against the prevailing weather system; anywhere, any place, any time.

    Amol appears possibly to be an unbeliever in AGW/CC/C-E going by his interview with Professor Joanna Haigh although maybe he just wanted to be a bit adversarial as he was co-presenting with the HarshMistress Mishal. He asked the big question: are COPs a waste of time and money and emitted CO2 and, no doubt, some methane too from the delegates judging by their exotic meals? Actually, Amol didn’t ask about those last two and when Prof Haigh obfuscated a bit in her reply Amol was not sharp enough to pick her up on it.


  35. StewGreen says:

    Next week Adam Rutherford will present both the 9am Monday show and his 3 part Eugenics series


  36. MarkyMark says:

    Poppies bad.
    Rainbows good.


    England, Wales and other European nations are in talks over whether to proceed with their plans for their captains to wear a OneLove armband at the World Cup in Qatar.

    The captains of nine nations, including England’s Harry Kane and Gareth Bale of Wales, had planned to wear the armband to promote diversity and inclusion.

    But they have been warned by Fifa officials that wearing the armband would be a breach of its rules and risk a sporting sanction for captains, such as a booking.



  37. Guest Who says:

    BBC deploys #unprecedented.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Guest

      and “fear”


      • Guest Who says:

        Fear is the Key.

        (Used to read Alistair McClean books as a kid).

        Plus ‘quotes’, and ‘risk’.


    • theisland says:

      Many libraries have closed so obviously those remaining will be busier. This is due to the nasty Tories – nothing to do with councils wasting their money on diversity officers etc.
      Cost of living: ‘My children have no idea we’re here to keep warm’
      The children referred to are aged 1 and 3 – so clearly they would have no idea.

      bBC ‘news’ = political activism.


  38. andyjsnape says:

    US presidential election 2024: Democrats who might challenge Biden

    Kamala Harris – are things really that bad, that the US would vote for her, but the bBC seems to like her for some reason, maybe colour of the skin is a big plus, but as for her interviews/speeches, she is useless


  39. G.W.F. says:

    An insight into Kamala’s brain with Elsa Kurt.


  40. tomo says:

    In the grand scheme of things the failures in Scotland are a provincial problem – but – it does seem that the procession of absurd mistakes and daft policies coupled to the clear disinterest in any auditing point to a simple conclusion.

    Scotland is a mess and the SNP are responsible.

    England is shelling out piles of borrowed money to these people and at some stage there has to be a reckoning ….


  41. Zelazek says:

    So now they’re NOT going to wear armbands.

    Why? Because they might get booked.

    Hahahahaha. Pathetic.

    This standing up against injustice thing isn’t as much fun as we thought, is it? We thought it was all about pretty rainbows and armbands or sounding good on TV like Alex Scott as she chats with Gary Lineker and draws an exorbitant BBC salary. But it seems to involve something bothersome called sacrifice.

    Being prepared to take the consequences. Like loss of your job. Imprisonment. The death penalty.

    Or – sacre bleu! – the threat of a yellow card!


  42. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    It must be difficult for footballers nowadays.

    If they score a goal they must go through the virtue signalling routine, maybe making a hand gesture to support Iranian wimmin or lift their shirt (shirtlifter?) to show some slogan or if they’ve been lucky enough to find a terminally ill person a picture of them, maybe a protest group slogan or logo.

    This is after coming onto the pitch with various signs on their clothing like rainbow shoelaces or armbands or maybe pink boots.

    If someone they like died recently there’s the 2 minutes silence.

    Then there’s the kneeling to Floyd bit.

    During the game there’s the clapping on a certain minute to do with somebody who died aged that minute. If they were very old I wonder if they would add lots of extra time to get them in.

    Oh yes, they also have to fit the football game in there somewhere.

    I remember when it was kick off at 3 and that was it.


    • Fedup2 says:

      It must be tricky – if you are good – maybe 21 years old – watched all the time – a hero . A long time ago – during my ‘fallow footy ‘ period – I went out with a lady from a northern town , I was introduced to her brother . I didn’t know he was a perm league 1st team player until I’d known him for a couple of days – the house and car meant nothing to me p and nor to him . he was pleased that I treated him like an ordinary bloke . …
      Today I guess they do what their agent – media advisor – sponsor requires them to do …. But back then things were simpler – and free er .

      As for being a supporter – I remember falling foul of the clapping requirement – the one when it gets to x minutes into a game and everyone starts clapping . I didn’t know anything about this particular death / tragedy / whatever so I didn’t clap . I got some serious stick ….
      My season ticket days are long gone thank god – as it costs much too much …


      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        Rumours already of a group of England fans being arrested for singing ‘get your face out for the boys’ to a Qatari waitress.


  43. digg says:

    Musk’s responses to the left-wing hullabaloo in the US over Trump’s potential reinstatement to Twitter is brilliant.

    I see they are using the “Russians got to him” routine now….


    In very few incisive words he shows them up for the tantrum kidults they really are.

    For instance to the US Anti-Defamation League (The Marxist Mobsters) who have been screaming and attacking his decision…

    “Hey stop defaming me!”

    What World do these lefties live in?

    Go Musk!


  44. Fedup2 says:

    Admin note – I won’t put up a separate World Cup Thread ( yet ) because it’s busy busy – such as the ‘decision ‘ by the UK footy teams not to wear the queer armband …. That’s ‘stop press ‘ by the way ….


  45. tomo says:


  46. Doublethinker says:

    I have just watched Victor Davis Hanson being interviewed on California Insider on You Tube. The interview is about the state of California and how it is driving people to leave the state or to change the way they vote. He thinks that things will continue to get worse but that eventually the excesses of the liberal left will become so monstrous that they will be kicked out of office ( Dominion permitting of course)
    What he describes in California and how it is being destroyed from within by institutions captured by the hard left has so many parallels with what have seen in the UK since 1997.

    Victor Davis Hansen California Insider


  47. StewGreen says:

    Musk’s weird tweet shows a priest labelled Trump
    looking towards a woman bent over with her skirt up
    marked Twitter.
    .. https://www.twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1594500655724609536


    • DYKEVISIONS says:

      I saw this and surmised that Musk is anxiously waiting for Trump’s first ‘offensive’ tweet since being banned.. however The Don is keeping his powder dry.


  48. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – ‘cost-of-living-crisis’? Not in Wales apparently.

    Think it was Amol Rajan who interviewed a Wales supporter (female) via her smartphone (that’s gonna cost those who pay the TellyTax!) who is in Doha, Qatar, to support her country. Now Wales and the Welsh frequently complain that they are not as affluent as England but this lass worked an extra job to pay for the trip with fifteen hundred other Wales supporters. Well done her but she did keep another unemployed person in Wales out of a job and receiving benefits.

    Come on Wales! Wales to meet England in the final, I hope.


  49. Guest Who says:

    Noooooo… the lady from Egypt via somewhere who posted around two things a year after JonDon started kayaking here is off?!