556 Responses to Midweek 23 November 2022

  1. andyjsnape says:

    Black Friday deals: Why bigger discounts may come next month
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63720309

    Basically its loads of speculation, would you trust the bbc.

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  2. Guest Who says:

    IIRC the bbc is one to talk.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      ‘Bonkers’ NHS Charities advert that shows ‘Santa being struck down by coronavirus’ before medics save him is condemned by critics for ‘upsetting children’ and ‘looking for reasons to make this Christmas worse’

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    • StewGreen says:

      What’s going on there ?
      Yep certain anti-vac campaigners can be deceitful and harmful so it’s right to call them out.
      .. However it’s not good of the BBC to be deceitful in doing that.
      *Selective* fact checking is inherently deceptive.

      The BBC headline there is “They died suddenly – then the anti-vax trolling started”
      ..Is that a proper headline ?
      The headline deliberately using the title of a documentary to get hits
      The headline should be “FactCheck of ‘Died Suddenly’ the new internet documentary”

      The Twitter line could be more accurate
      “New documentary falsely blames Covid vaccines for deaths of SOME young people”

      There is no need to apostrophy ‘documentary’ ..as all documentaries may contain misinfo.
      Apostrophying is often a bullying technique that unfairly puts shade on people.
      Just show the evidence and let the people decide.

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    • tomo says:

      The partisan antics around vaccination won’t go away.

      There are side effects – but the BBC it seems won’t acknowledge problems with the medications and scope them out in a rational, transparent way – NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.

      I have as little time for the BBC’s position as for the plainly mad 5G nanobot crowd.

      But then … why should the BBC take a partisan position at all?

      Some irony when an explicitly tasked disinformation reporter assigned to try and hatchet by way of smear something that she has little knowledge of – but then Rachael has, it seems – quite a few “previous” smeary episodes:

      Let’s not mention the BBC’s (STV actually) “Vaccinated” effort with Hannah Fry

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      • 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

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      How on earth can the bBC know what is FALSE and what is TRUE. The whole organisation is built around prejudiced.

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  3. MarkyMark says:

    16 VOTE IN WALES.
    15 CAN JOIN ISIS.
    9 CAN JUMP IN BED WITH MOHAMMED.
    6 CAN MARRY MOHAMMED TO KEEP HER SAFE FROM PEDOPHILES.

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  4. MarkyMark says:

    Qatar has taken “real steps” to ensure the safety of gay fans attending the World Cup, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has said.

    Mr Cleverley told the BBC he had had “difficult conversations” with Qatari counterparts and had been clear how seriously the UK takes the issue.

    The build-up to the tournament has seen concerns raised over LGBT as well as broader human rights in Qatar.

    Homosexuality remains illegal under the country’s laws.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63725627

    ……………..

    Outrage amid claims Qatar to ban kosher food and Jewish public prayer
    Around 10,000 Jews from Israel and around the world expected to arrive in Qatar for the games
    https://www.thejc.com/news/world/outrage-amid-claims-qatar-to-ban-kosher-food-and-jewish-public-prayer-6LRlWIvWQM6Ga95sWMeA4Q

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  5. andyjsnape says:

    Cost of living: Half of students in financial difficulty as prices soar
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63727828

    The cost of living CRISIS – I wonder how many have £1000 iPhones? better not ask a question like that

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    • Scroblene says:

      Plus all the add-ons like Spotify, videos, etc!

      Mummy and daddy will cough up as usual, well, mummy does, as if we believe the bbc, only coloured students go to uni, so there won’t be many daddies around…

      I’ve just made up twenty-five meals for our dog. One pound for vegetables, half a quid for rice, a couple of quid for liver, and a couple of quid for chicken.

      I’d easily have had exactly the same if I wanted to, in fact I rather like the whole lot, and could easily have made all these noshes up when I was a student, but no, the bbc decrees that our current race of delicate studes are hard done by.

      Diddums.

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  6. StewGreen says:

    Shopping : bacon was £1.50 for 900g in two shops yesterday
    Farmfoods is selling whole chickens 1.7-2.1Kg for £3
    The media narrative is that the poorest people experience the average rate of food inflation.
    My experience is that shops have jacked up some prices especially luxury ones lot
    but a poor person can just buy the cheapest thing not the normal thing and shopping is still pretty cheap.

    Whilst milk has gone up a lot from a super low, cheese and dairy is sold off very cheaply on the last day. etc.

    BTW At Boston petrol is £1.59

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Stew, what is the diesel price? That is the really important one. It dictates the cost of every item in a shop and the cost of getting to work for many people.

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  7. Althepalerp says:

    A tin of sardines 120g in Asda is 37p
    who cant afford to eat healthy with prices like that?

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      I unfortunately found myself in a Tesco, and randomly happened upon the shelf with Curly Wurlys
      Haven’t seen one of these chocolate coated toffee bars for decades.
      The tiny, shrunken size of it !
      21 grams
      I’m sure they used to be much bigger.

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      • tomo says:

        Eddy

        it’s pretty clear that the confectionery peeps have been tinkering with the portion sizes and packaging big time.

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        • andyjsnape says:

          Hello Tomo / Eddy

          Fun size mars’s – arent (fun)

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        • digg says:

          In my opinion the biggest rip-off are Walkers Crisps. I really find it hard to believe that folks will shell out the best part of a pound for 25g of cooked spud shavings at the corner shop.

          Spuds are still pretty much the cheapest raw material veg out there pound for pound.

          I recall a bag of Smiths crisps used to cost threepence in the 1950’s and came complete with a separate bag of salt!

          Then again Ebay are currently offering 1950’s threepence’s for 99p so maybe that’s how Walkers set their prices?

          Or maybe it’s to cover Lineker’s take?

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      • Scroblene says:

        Like the fishmonger said to the lady who was fiddling about with a piece of cod, “Don’t keep slapping it around Mrs, it’s not like your old man’s, it won’t get any bigger”!

        (Sorry Eddy, I don’t think I know the relevance of this to your comment, but I rather hoped it might bring a smile to your face)!

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    • StewGreen says:

      Sardines are 32p in Lidl tho Tescos and Aldi have lut theirs up
      Lidl rice pudding cans were always less than 20p cheapest, they are 23pm in Tesco, 25p in Asda now

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  8. StewGreen says:

    2pm BBC news ..one station used the phrase “illegal migrants”
    a phrase normal people use, but is usually banned to protect the narrative.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “prevent hostile vehicle ingress” – the action or fact of going in or entering; the capacity or right of entrance.

      ‘UK Council for Supply of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Bollards’ – cannot use the word terrorism.

      . . .

      “If you use the language rules that your ideological opponent demands that you use, you cede (give up) the territory to them.” – {Jordan Peterson talking to Mark Steyn}

      . . .

      O’Brien silenced him by a movement of his hand. ‘We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull. You will learn by degrees, Winston. There is nothing that we could not do. Invisibility, levitation — anything. I could float off this floor like a soap bubble if I wish to. I do not wish to, because the Party does not wish it. You must get rid of those nineteenth-century ideas about the laws of Nature. We make the laws of Nature.‘

      http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/19.html

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      • tomo says:

        The absurd BANES council in Bath is fortifying the town centre

        A taster

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        • MarkyMark says:

          EXCLUSIVE: Banes Council accused of dishonesty over anti-terror plans for Bath
          The accusation was levelled during a public inquiry about plans for York Street

          https://planetradio.co.uk/greatest-hits/bath/news/banes-council-accused-of-dishonesty-over-anti-terror-plans/

          The council wants the road closed for 12 hours every day, partly to prevent terror attacks where vehicles are used as weapons and partly to protect pedestrians from vehicles merely trying to park or drop off things, because the dead end road is so narrow.

          The proposals would form part of Bath’s so called “Ring of Steel”, which has already seen other roads including Cheap Street, Westgate Street and Upper Borough Walls closed to cars from 10am to 6pm daily.

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          • tomo says:

            BANES Council are an end-to-end bunch of incompetent spendthrift twerps who self evidently can’t run an actual Bath.

            They’ve had battery buses that can’t get up the hills, a monstrously over budget “spa”, a failed 20’s plenty traffic scheme and a raft of other fails like borrowing money to invest in retail shopping centres which have bombed – it runs into tens of millions £££ down the toilet.

            They’ve blocked the A46 (a national route) to lorry traffic, set up a major league stupid LEZ which they are now looking to expand.

            The local greens are out trying to justify the stupid, damaging policies of the twerps (see comments).

            …and to add insult to injury the local MP is the astonishingly dim Wera Hobhouse

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            • MarkyMark says:

              https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=25648

              25648.jpg

              Islamophobia Awareness Month — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (24 Nov 2021)
              Wera Hobhouse: …and our community life. I must mention Mr Diya Al-Muzaffar, who allowed people into his house on Pierrepont Street in Bath for prayer, where they still go today—it is the site of the Bath Islamic Centre and mosque. The Bath Islamic Society mosque offers interfaith workshops, alongside churches and synagogues in Bath, bringing interfaith communities together. The success of those sessions…

              Human Rights: Xinjiang — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (29 Jan 2019)
              Wera Hobhouse: …of some of the most restrictive and comprehensive security measures ever deployed by a state against its own people.” That includes the large-scale use of technology and penalties to curtail Islamic identity, stopping them practicing their religion. Uyghurs face severe travel restrictions and are subject to ethnic profiling at thousands of checkpoints. Most alarmingly, as we have heard…

              https://www.theyworkforyou.com/search/?q=islam&pid=25648

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            • tomo says:

              Some Bath residents are having likely cause to wonder about their elected representatives….

              https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/local-news/anger-cost-parking-permit-bath-7854003.amp

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  9. tomo says:

    Watch the other candidates….

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  10. StewGreen says:

    2:15pm R4 drama starts. It’s a repeat but I can tell from the voice and then the graphic that a black female is the main character
    The writer Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre is black too.

    The drama is about the meeting of two 18th-century women writers – Frances Burney and the French Germaine de Stael – as told by the latter’s African servant Louise-Marie.

    reviewer says
    “The servant is an enslaved woman (at the beginning; she’s freed by the end), trafficked from the Congo and now called Louise-Marie, and thus literally embodies the social group with the least access to literature”

    OK drama is drama, and there was no actual written account of what happened at that real life meeting.
    The blurb says “Luckily, Germaine’s *real-life* African servant Louise-Marie was there, and she’s determined to tell the tale of Fanny and Germaine in their own words – and her own inimitable “novelish style”..
    ..em was there a real life black maid ?
    Cos it seems to me that is a *fictional* character

    Outside of pages about the play there is no source that says that says Stael had such a servant.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Stael was an abolitionist writer and campaigner
      surely she wouldn’t have a slave
      And if she employed a liberated slave surely it would be well known.

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  11. Zephir says:

    Ha ha Germany v Japan

    Goodbye Germany

    More yellows on the far left, racist bbc now ?

    Fat chance

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  12. tomo says:

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “…and don’t you worry. It’s coming to a place near you…we cannot have state subsidized preachers…give it up or give it to your deadliest enemy and pay for the rope that will choke you.“

      Let us all stop funding UK terrorism!

      It would seem Khalid Masood (Westminster Attack 22.03.2017 5 Innocents Killed) was on benefits which comes out of National Insurance payments by the workers of the UK. Thus, it would seem prior to these findings the workers in the UK were unknowingly funding terrorism.

      But now we know terrorists operate using welfare benefits it would seem we are knowingly paying terrorists.

      Can I suggest that the Government please make sure NI payments by UK workers don’t go into the hands of terrorists by removing the terrorists in the first place. Can you also calculate how much we have/are funded terrorism via welfare benefits by simply getting all known terrorists (left,right,islamic) arrested to-date and those on the watch list and check welfare payments made to them or their immediate family (under various names possibly).

      Another example is where imams preaching intolerance such as Anjem Choudary (preached hate 1999-2016) to his hundreds of worshippers (5 times a day, everyday), can all imams be checked if they are on welfare benefits, paid by UK workers, and these payments be stopped immediately. It is the community that needs to fund the imams if they want religious teachings, similar to how the Church of England was funded with donations in the past.

      . . . .

      The father-of-four (Anjem Choudary preaching hate 1999-2016) takes home more than £25,000 a year in benefits and lives in a £320,000 house in Leytonstone

      . . .

      “…and don’t you worry. It’s coming to a place near you…we cannot have state subsidized preachers…give it up or give it to your deadliest enemy and pay for the rope that will choke you.“

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2018/10/19/weekend-open-thread-20-october-2018/#comment-947909

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  13. MarkyMark says:

    Bungling Swiss promote Koran with signs saying ‘LIES’ – unaware of English translation
    ONE of Switzerland’s top police chiefs wants to ban a promotion campaign by an Islamic group to distribute the Koran.
    00:00, Mon, Feb 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 14:18, Mon, Feb 6, 2017

    Promotional-campaign-Koran-viral-Lies-ban-817923.jpg

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  14. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm A Gary impartial Lineker special
    He is being brought on to give his opinion about Qatar and Fifa

    He is actually being different a bit to his mouthy snarky Twitter
    but the presenter has had to remind FIFA investigations found no corruption about the bid

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  15. tomo says:

    Trudeau’s goons are not getting everything their own way in the convoy hearings …

    Quite easy to tell who’s the paid for Trudeau media in the street session.

    Having lodged the documents as requested /directed and then being told you haven’t lodged the documents must be quite incredibly annoying.

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    • tomo says:

      I was scratching around trying to communicate the frustration that Brendan Miller must be feeling and one commenter used the term “ambush doc drops” – and that’s quite close to the mark. “Abuse of process” is another phrase that comes to mind.

      Obviously the Trudeau crew are looking to turn it into “Ottawa’s Jan 6th insurrrrection”

      The Canadian Government are doing themselves no favours at all deploying the tactics on show. I’m still a bit amazed that some Canadians I’ve met still voted for Trudeau.

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  16. taffman says:

    “Suella Braverman: We have failed to control our borders”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63730054
    We ? You don’t say !
    How many more can we take ?

    A reminder…………………
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-pledges-to-control-and-reduce-immigration

    The Conservative Government has placed the nation in a precarious place .

    https://www.reformparty.uk/the_boats_keep_coming

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    • Sluff says:

      It doesn’t happen very often but a small cheer for the BBC.

      On the BBC1 news, there was a feature on the rubber cross channel ferries. Cue a vulnerable Iraqi family …who after 11 months here still speak no English. However I digress…….

      No, the amazing thing was that, in a moment surely of madness, the BBC put up a graph of numbers of Home Office case workers versus number of decisions over time.

      And here is the rub. Since 2015, the number of Home Office case workers decisions per day has declined from 1.5 to 0.6.
      The decisions per annum is the same despite the number of caseworkers nearly trebling.

      Can you imagine ANY business surviving with that track record of productivity?

      This, dear reader, is the performance of the Home Office laid bare.
      Thank you BBC for mentioning it. Now how about properly investigating it?

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Sluff – I think that is quite an impressive figure – if you factor in that they don’t start work until after good morning Britain ( or whatever ) then in the gap between loose wimmin – then after ‘doctors ‘ or ‘ neighbours ‘ – then it’s tea time … and a stress break …

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Theresa May on immigration … from ‘hard’ line to ‘pink no line’ …

      2012 … “Two and a half years ago, the coalition government was formed, and we made a clear promise to the British public. After thirteen years of uncontrolled mass immigration, this government would reduce and control immigration.” – Theresa May 2012

      2015 … “Because when immigration is too high (no figure given), when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society.” – Theresa May 2015

      2018 … “Over the years, overall, immigration has been good for the UK. It has brought people with different backgrounds, different outlooks here to the UK,” – Theresa May 2018

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  17. tomo says:

    These deep fakes are getting quite spooky

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  18. Scroblene says:

    From the BBC website – somewhere odd…

    “Retired people are switching from known brands to cheaper own-brand products as well as shopping around more. Remember to always check the price per kg on products: the big labels advertising offers are sometimes deceiving. Plus, meat is often the most expensive thing on the plate. A study from Oxford University showed that veganism could be a third cheaper than other diets, with vegetarianism close behind. That said, simply cutting back on meat and dairy as a ’flexitarian’ – eating a maximum of one portion of red meat and two of poultry or fish each week – saved 14%.”

    What absolute bollocks! The beeboid which stuck this up should have it’s pension and huge wages bill stopped immediately!

    Vague percentages, portions, expense of meat (ferchrissakes, chicken legs are just a few pence for a huge pile), all adding up to the drip drip drip of leftie control and innuendo and screams at citizens who are on a budget, but might listen to real advice, not disgraceful crap which is totally out of order!

    Like I said earlier, I feed our dog on the basics which cost hardly anything; vegans and veggies (the latter being slightly more sensible) should wake up to the fact that they’re putting themselves at risk, but they know that the ennaychess will bail them out one day so they don’t care!

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  19. tomo says:

    harumph… sigh…

    more of them , fahzanz of ’em sarge…

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  20. tomo says:

    BBC being overly careful about casting the FTX net too wide

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63720310

    It was a lone wolf, really.

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  21. Guest Who says:

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  22. MarkyMark says:

    “I’m amazed at Sturgeon’s hypocrisy: She sees Scotland as shackled to Westminster but wants to be ruled and dictated to by Brussels”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-63727562

    “The SNP seem to think that everyone who has voted for them support independence. That’s not the case.”

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    • Docmarooned says:

      I am not amazed at her hypocrisy as she has been one her whole life.
      She is a seriously deluded imbecile who needs detained and sectioned by a qualified psychiatrist.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Doc, I have an acquaintance who has lived both sides of the border, including in London, but has returned to Scotland late-ish in life. This acquaintance describes the SNP as the Silly Notions Party.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          I’d like to see the artists impression of the solid Scotland – England border …. The romans proved it can be done …

          Plus the visa scheme for Scots to visit or work in England ( and visa versa of course ) … the Scots should be fully aware that is what will be required after their independence….

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  23. MarkyMark says:

    Like an arsonist taking credit for putting out his own fire, Sadiq Khan is posing with supporters holding “Saved by Sadiq” posters, as though he’s heroically stepped in to save London’s bus routes from evil Tory cuts. The problem: he was the one who planned the cuts in the first place…

    order-order.com

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  24. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – much excitement over the news at the BBC …….

    …. that wimmin are not Amazons and equal to men in everything they do, they are instead fading feeble violets, delicate flowers when they get menopausal. They have to be given special treatment, special uniforms and fans. Is that not discriminatory, making a woman wear a special uniform and sit in front of a fan?

    I would have thought so. I expect someone in a taxpayer funded job like the NHS to bring a test case.

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  25. Flotsam says:

    I watched PMQ’s today. Once again the SNP were getting quite a few questions. I understand they got six questions, a totally disproportionate number. Apparently questions are chosen by ballot so why so many for the SNP? I can only think that Speaker Hoyle went off piste and called them himself. It’s not the first time that I’ve noticed Hoyle doing that.
    After a particularly long monologue (question) by Starmer, Sunak set off with a long reply only to be stopped mid stream by Hoyle. It’s not the first time he’s done that. I remember Boris being pulled up a couple of times by Hoyle, letting Starmer drone on.
    Hoyle the Speaker is certainly not unbiased.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      What is the Barnett formula?
      The Barnett formula is used by the UK Treasury to calculate the annual block grants for the Scottish government, Welsh government and Northern Ireland executive. It therefore determines the overall funding available for public services such as healthcare and education in the devolved nations.

      In 2019/20[1], the Barnett block grant amounted to £32bn in Scotland, £16bn in Wales and £12bn in Northern Ireland (before adjustments to account for tax devolution). This reflects differences in population size as well as the range of devolved public services in each nation.

      https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/explainers/barnett-formula

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Flotsam – I regularly watch it – but I’m now at the ‘really don’t care ‘ stage – the whole thing – the parliament doesn’t represent me – none of them . It’s just the one party state going through the motions of spending more and more borrowed money on things I don’t consent to or restricting more rights in the name of ‘community safety ‘….

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  26. tomo says:

    When the dim bint finally has a meltdown at the podium it’s going to be great.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Reminds me of ….

      How do we start to decolonize science? @0:10

      “Through the black magic, witchcraft you are able to send a lightning bolt to strike someone, Can you explain that scientifically … ” @0:50 – one of the speakers
      “It’s not true” – audience member
      “I need to address you directly (audience member who says witchcraft does not work). When we started this we agreed on certain house rules. By you doing that (arguing) you are disrespecting that sacredness of this space. I would like you please first to apologise …” – another speaker

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  27. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Seen this on Facebook.
    You can’t fault the logic.

    ‘ The A470 between Cardiff and Pontypridd has a 50 mph speed limit .This is to reduce emissions .
    If I drive an electric car can I drive at 70 mph?’

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    • tomo says:

      Be fun if somebody actually tested the assertion 🙂

      I notice that the revenue collecting vans are reappearing on the usual spots where there’s a low limit on a dual carriageway or an extended 30 out of a village where there’s no houses or footpath or pedestrians

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  28. Eddy Booth says:

    “A huge fire in the Al-Omar oil field in Syria (north of Deir ez-Zor) after the attacks of the Turkish army. Turkey is actually directly destroying the oil infrastructure of the “Kurdish autonomy”, which was exploited by the United States, exporting oil through border crossings to the border with Iraq in Iraqi Kurdistan. In fact, Turkey is striking not only at the Kurds, but also at American interests in Syria related to the robbery of Syrian oil.”
    Telegram
    41672

    Looks like turkey is hammering Kurdish oil fields.
    No doubt they’ll be calls to get the Kurds signed up for NATO like Ukraine..

    BBC’S take on it:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-63727665

    No mention of oil…

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    • tomo says:

      There’s some rare old shenanigans going on with oil in that neck of the woods – iirc Erdogan’s family were running a huge smuggling game until the Russians incinerated it.

      Seems unlikely that the Kurds will ignore the Turks – I wonder how many Javelins and MANPADS they’ve bought off the Ukrainians?

      The Turks are going to find out I suspect…

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    • StewGreen says:

      The missing photo is an orange filled sky reflecting big flames coming out of an area.

      When such photos accompany big claims it doesn’t make the claim true.

      In Middle Eastern its very often difficult to get to truth.
      I don’t say many sources making claims about burning oil fields

      I do see tweets last week
      Nov 17 : #BREAKING: Terrorists of #Iranian regime from #IRGC Quds Force (#KataibHezbollah of #PMU) just fired multiple rockets at #US Military camp in Green Village next to Al-Omar oilfield in Eastern Syria

      There is an official US Twitter account that acknowledges that attack
      Nov 17 https://www.twitter.com/CENTCOM/status/1593339605260140547

      Then Nov 21 there is a press release page
      https://www.state.gov/press-releases/page/2/
      Entire thing
      “The United States expresses its sincere condolences for the loss of civilian life in Syria and Turkey. We urge de-escalation in Syria to protect civilian life and support the common goal of defeating ISIS. We continue to oppose any uncoordinated military action in Iraq that violates Iraq’s sovereignty”

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  29. MarkyMark says:

    “There’s an Albanian with an ingrown toenail that needs seeing to.”
    Mark Steyn | Wednesday 23rd November

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Donald Trump has nothing to do with the history of eugenics. It’s incredibly nasty to insinuate he’s a Nazi
    He’s a guy whose daughter married a Jew, Trump is happy with that and a great friend of Israel.
    He may have said someone has great genes. Many people say that stuff like included the Obamas
    So why make him the focus of the intro of an R4 series about the history of Eugenics ?

    #1 #bbcRentFree :Trump lives in their heads Rent Free

    #2 A staffer knows of 2 previous pieces of propaganda that have smeared Trump with eugenics
    So then you get #bbcShoehorning, they shoehorn their pet agendas into shows on very weak premises

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  31. Fedup2 says:

    I haven’t seen much of GBNews recently because I like to watch ball kicking in a Muslim country – but Steyn tonight highlights another case where someone accused of a ‘hate crime ‘ is invited to a voluntary interview …..

    Apparently it was all about queers of some variation on unnatural acts –
    But it reminded me that the chap who was arrested for putting a symbol on twitter received a formal letter from the Wiltshire ? Plod saying no further action . Let’s hope he sues …..

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  32. Zephir says:

    The wife wanted to watch some football tonight so I was forced to endure an hour and a half of the racist bbc black and sexist propaganda.

    Lineker and three blacks, an ex England black player, and they managed to find an ex Belgium black player and of course a black wimmin footballer who is obviously an expert on mens’ football..

    She excelled herself talking about “Canadia”

    Alongside good old Rio Ferdinand an’ his missin “g”s, still at least he has some experience to offer.

    And at half time, one wimmin expert interviewing the Welsh mens’ team and another wimmin expert for the England mens’team of course.

    Still not quite as gruelling as listening the the wimmin footballer ITV had the gall to be advising the commentator in the last tournament.
    FFS, her inability to use the English language was astounding for someone paid to use their voice, it was painful to listen to.
    She sounded like a reject from Birds of a Fevva with a strangulation of the King’s English that would have made Peggy Mitchell from the Queen Vic blush. I was so annoyed I fired a complaint in “wiv sum choyce kwotes from ‘er” but received no reply.

    And I see FIFA are excelling themselves finding black referees and two wimmin linesmen, one black of course, and one token asian, Jesus wept it never ends.

    Just waiting for Eddie Izzard to officiate next, he must be qualified, has the whistles from all those parades he goes on.

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    • TrickCyclist says:

      Zephir,
      Do you mean Fara Williams?
      I don’t know if she’s worked for ITV but she’s been on the BBC a lot, painful to listen to.
      They probably have a soft spot for her ‘cos she’s same-sex oriented and spent several years homeless (living in hostels) while playing for Chelsea. Whatever her knowledge of football, I can’t imagine anyone more unsuited to broadcasting.

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      • Zephir says:

        No I was talking about Euro 2020.
        I think it was this erudite one, Emma Hayes, talking about a “penal hi” last week, her team’s “quali hies” and a “crewshaw win” etc, all fine for a wimin football manager (look at the crowd at the game !!!)
        but not a highly paid commentator’s advisor on national TV in a MENS tournament, game after game, in my opinion.

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        • TrickCyclist says:

          Blimey, there’s a loh of ih abaht.
          Alex “final fird” Scott is bad enough.

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          • Zephir says:

            Yes. game after game for hours on end listening to that drives one up the wall

            I wish she had remained in her career as chief songwriter for Slade and Chas and Dave instead of sharing her charms on national TV.

            ‘Take Me Bak ‘Ome’

            ‘I Won’t Let It ‘Appen Agen’

            ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’

            ‘Coz I Luv You’

            ‘Gertcha’

            ‘Aint No Pleasin You’

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    • Foscari says:

      Zephir- So far as the BBC is concerned the United Kingdom is a
      island in the Caribbean. And this applies to most of the other
      TV media outlets. So you really cant blame them because their
      geography is a bit skew whiff. To be honest I am rather surprised
      that either Alex Scott or Jermaine Jenus have not taken over
      from Gary Lineker as head of presentation. There are 3%
      of black folk in the UK , you know. OK their maths on
      the demographics of the UK might be a bit wrong as well.
      BUT remember the BBC cannot show us commercial adverts
      so they have to try and find another way to compete with
      the advertising agencies obsessed black wokeness.

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  33. Zephir says:

    “Council ditches the term ‘BAME’ and will start using the phrase ‘global majority’ to refer to black and Asian people as part of drive to be more ‘inclusive and diverse’

    Westminster City Council has dropped term BAME from its communications 
    The word was used to describe black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
    From now on, the council will use the expression ‘global majority’ as a substitute”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11462983/Westminster-council-start-using-phrase-global-majority-dropping-term-BAME.html

    What about “BRITISH minority” ?

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  34. The Mouse says:

    The readership may be interested in the following (as the BBC won’t be, as it’s in an EU country. I thought that the EU was progressive, humanitarian, open and friendly, welcoming to guests etc. Meanwhile in France.

    https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/behind-the-housing-crisis-for-asylum-seekers-in-france

    If the link does not work I’ve included a few lines of the report from The publication “The Humanitarian”. It tells us –

    The French policies directed towards foreigners incites people to leave.

    In the years since 2015, the housing situation for asylum seekers in France has only gotten worse, according to rights advocates, despite promises by President Emmanuel Macron early in his term to make sure all were housed.

    At the root of the issue is a chronic shortage of housing units for asylum seekers that advocates say is part of an intentional strategy by French authorities to try to dissuade people from seeking protection in the country.
    “There is a chronic under-budgeting, which means that the state will never have the resources to meet the demand [for housing],” said Christophe Pouly, head of Sciences Po Law School’s legal clinic on migration. “From official information and what government actors say, we can see that it is not just a budgetary problem. There is a desire to put less money towards this.”

    Instead of investing in ending homelessness for people seeking protection, French authorities have cracked down on makeshift encampments erected to provide shelter for asylum seekers and migrants left on the streets. The often forceful expulsions by police have continued during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving thousands of people without alternative shelter.

    Meanwhile during times of economic difficulty we pay £7,000,000 per day to make sure we put ungrateful migrants in hotels so that they can trash them and complain that we don’t do enough. Well for me enough is enough. Whenever any politician, councillor, tax collector etc wants my vote, opinion, comment, money my response will only to direct them to our borderless country and continuous invasion and once they have dealt with it then we can move on.

    It would be good to see people bring the country to a complete standstill until immediate action on the control of our borders is made. This is a national crises and should amount to putting us on a war footing when ‘drastic’ action can be taken such as towing boats back into friendly waters and accelerating the repatriation of those who are unhappy in hotel accommodation with free available GP’s, dentists, food, etc.

    Vote REFORM, all else are a lost cause.

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  35. StewGreen says:

    Tuesday BBC local NewsPR show : misleading report about Elon Musk tweeting about a local battery project at Cottingham
    #1 The actual news is NOT that Musk tweeted
    Rather the first half of the project has just opened, so the corp was doing PR
    The BBC dutifully did its cutNpaste to do #PRasNews
    ..then afterwards Must had tweeted the link

    Whereas the report banged on about the batteries being there to store windpower
    “enough for a city of Hull for 2 hours”*
    When they flashed up the Musk tweet
    viewers would have not have had time to detect it was a different topic of smoothing spikes, not providing backup for hours.
    “electricity demand spikes that cause power outages’
    .. https://www.twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1594828625232113664

    * That is false cos they are only counting the “homes” not power used in industry, hospitals biz etc

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  36. TheRebelUK says:

    I know tomo has already mentioned this BBC story but wanted to throw my two penn’orth in.
    Found a perfect example of biased crap from the BBC news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-63719246. “They died suddenly and then the anti Vax trolling started,” it’s the perfect story for our national news broadcaster.

    It’s about a pair of lesbians (tick), it completely conforms to the official narrative that the COVID vaccines are completely safe (tick), it tries to debunk everything against the official narrative (tick), it has a go at Elon musk for letting people have free speach on twitter (tick).

    After reading this all its done is confirm what we on here already know about the biased BBC. They woke, they are a dangerous joke, they are suppressing true facts and are part of the globalists agenda. The only good thing about reading this article was to put me onto the film they are talking about..
    Talking of global agendas, don’t know how many on here know that the UK gov is planning on central banking digital currencies? CBDC’s. These are dangerous for us all and there is a petition about them thats worth sharing/signing. Not that the gov listens to the people anymore, but worth a sign I guess https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/624159

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  37. vlad says:

    Our new King gave a predictably ghastly speech about Colonialism, Slavery and Climate Change, bla bla.
    Oh dear, he’s shaping up to be as woke as we feared.
    The BBC are loving it, of course. More self-flagellation and denigration, please.

    Meanwhile, a quick look at the Beeb’s own headlines from South Africa show what a fine job they’ve made of things since independence, over half a century ago.

    “South Africa ‘extremely concerned’ over crime rise”
    Murder, assault, rape, kidnappings. carjackings, robberies… all sky high.
    Not to mention economic and political incompetence, mismanagement and corruption.

    Maybe they need a bit of colonialism to re-establish a modicum of law and order.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-africa-62845605

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  38. tomo says:

    Fauxi really is a swine

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  39. tomo says:

    The “anti LBGTQ+” shooting in Colorado where 5 people lost their lives is complicated

    Too complicated for the BBC to continue running the tale?

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    • JohnC says:

      Nothing at all on the BBC for the shooter identifying as non-binary at this time. They prefer to leave the story up being inferred as a right-wing hate-crime for as long as possible.

      Shameless scumbag liars (because deliberately not reporting key facts for agenda reasons is a lie). Tucker is absolutely right : these people are the most disgusting kind of hypocrites.

      Amazing how quick a story is dropped when it’s inconvenient and how long they will keep it running when it suits them.

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  40. andyjsnape says:

    Police to text 70,000 victims in UK’s biggest anti-fraud operation
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63736573

    “an East London man” has been arrested

    Calais migrants: French rescuers failed to help sinking boat
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63728830

    Its the French fault, apparently. Nothing about the stupid who put themselves in that danger

    #defund
    #bbcDoOne

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  41. andyjsnape says:

    Wild swimmers are getting sick from sewage, campaigners say
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-63681034

    Dont do it then! Why swim in dirty water

    First world problems brought to you as another campaign by the bBC

    More of a priority for me is the invaders arriving by 10s thousands and the bbc promoting and encouraging this!

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    • JohnC says:

      Twitter is jammed pack full of people who will deliberately swim in it just so they can complain about it masking them sick.

      I saw a report yesterday where someone was offering ‘proof’ of why Elon Musk should not be allowed to own twitter:

      They said that every day they have a ‘target’ which is someone they have all taken great offence at. The example given was something like a parent (male of course) who only gave his daughter a can of beans to eat one day. He became the target for the whole twitter groupthink gang to vent their unpleasant and cantakerous characters at. In their minds, he deserved such utter humiliation and scorn.

      And the proof about Musk ? – he had been the target for 2 days.

      What a bizarre, hate filled world twitter is. And it has a lot in common with the BBC – which is why the BBC link to it so often.

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      • andyjsnape says:

        Hello John

        bBC = its always someone elses fault

        HOW ABOUT TAKE BLAME FOR YOUR STUPID ACTIONS – sorry to shout, but the likes of the bbc #annoying!

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        • JohnC says:

          They never met a ‘victim’ they didn’t like. It’s all about empathy for their ‘new generation’ of ‘reporters’ from the Marianna clone factory.

          It makes shallow, low IQ people feel that they are morally superior to everyone else.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        World Cup

        The DT reports on the ‘fury ‘ caused by a propaganda green crap piece about the carbon dioxide being produced by the Qatar World Cup . Qatar claims is 3 billions somethings – green crap lefties claim it’s 10 billion somethings and it’s not ‘neutral ‘.
        Apparently – as usual – there was no alternative assessment – no one to challenge .

        Well let me tell you a secret – I have a remedy to this . It’s called “only watch the game ‘- avoid the run up – half time – and end …. Just do something else ….

        …. On ITV they have a chap called Roy Keane . I’m not sure if Keane is an ‘act ‘ or is mentally affected or what but he sits on the panel either brooding or looking like he is about to attack someone because of a badly taken throw in ….

        Personally I find it uncomfortable viewing because you can see everyone is frightened of him …. So I stopped watching . This is on top of the sight of `tV luvvies moaning about Qatar but still taking the money ….

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        • JohnC says:

          I just check what score it was the next day.

          I might dip in at the semi finals if any team shines. I still long for the brilliance Brazil used to have. But I absolutely could not stand to listen to the thickos in the studio.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            JohnC
            I’m pretty precise watching the ITV coverage but the sponsor advert – KFC with a coloured woman on it -slips through and gives me a ‘stereotype ‘ chuckle ….

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  42. Fedup2 says:

    Looks like the BBC – civil servant mouthpiece – has the knife out for a government minister called Raaaaab … apart from not caring – it does point to who really decides what is done in the UK . Essentially – if civil servants don’t like doing something – eg processing and deporting false refugees (99.99%?) then it won’t do it ….

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  43. Fedup2 says:

    Plod is sending out texts about fraud . Well I’m a fraudster and I’m sending out a 100 000 texts telling people they’ve been defrauded and need to send their bank details and security details to my scam website …. I reckon I’ll get 5% replies so it’s gonna be a good day ( could you make this stuff up?)

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  44. harry142857 says:

    If you want a bit of entertainment or to see how scammers get taken down, go over to YouTube and search for a few of these professional scambaiters to see how callous these mainly, Indian, Nigerian or Jamaican criminals work.

    Jim Browning.
    Scammer Revolts.
    DeeVeeArr
    Trilogy Media
    Wenja 92.

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  45. Messenger says:

    Up2snuff
    Seriously Nasty Party, in my opinion.

       1 likes

  46. andyjsnape says:

    Pound hits post-Truss high as dollar weakens
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63732425

    Unlike the bbc to report this, but hey, maybe the anti Brexit propaganda team are on holiday in Qatar

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  47. AsISeeIt says:

    Hail, Caesar edition!

    Gold coin proves ‘fake’ Roman emperor was real – our BBC there reporting that experts have just declared the obscure third century Emperor: Sponsian the first, who was purged from history by experts – wasn’t fake news afterall.

    In a minor article the Telegraph also happens to remind us of the fallibility of so-called experts and the moveable feast that is The Science: Scientists ignored lab link theory for Covid …including Sir Patrick Vallance were warned that Covid-19 could have evolved in laboratory animals, but collaborated in a paper that shut down the lab leak theory – I’m not sure why the Telegraph substituted the word ‘link’ for the more eye-catching ‘leak’ in their headline to this report. One also notes the passive voice doing a lot of heavy lifting evolving that virus in that lab. Certain people unwilling to mention the Chinese in an unfavourable light?

    All hail the experts, eh?

    Meanwhile German sportsmen, formerly well accustomed to that political gesture known as the Roman salute, have a new one for us – you’ll recognise it as the motion associated with the third of the three wise monkeys – speak no evil.

    Actions speak louder than words – paradoxically and presumably unironically (tongue in cheek, anyone?) asserts that corporate advertising freesheet that is the Metro: German players cover mouths to protest ruling

    This of course in reference to the prior Qatar World Cup furore that was: Arm band stand (Metro) – the Germans collectively regretting being stripped of the chance to wear a rainbow emblazoned on that fabric article of ideological identity which they made famous.

    I’m being more than a bit naughty joshing with the Jerries about a certain period in their history, for which I ought to apologise and I’ll say nothing about their old axis alliance pals the Japanese beating them 2-1 in the football.

    There’s only one phrase suitable to describe all this stuff – taking the knee, rainbow armbands, speak no evil gestures… and we all know what that term is…

    Virtue signalling, pure and simple.

    Roll the credits…

    This press review was sponsored by the now restored lost Emperor Sponsian – the giveaway Metro, in all it’s fabulous rainbow-coloured masthead logo glory, is sponsored by your very own retailers, supermarkets, banks, utilities and various corporations. Happy shopping!

    Post credits stinger? Blooper reel? Call it what you will…

    One had to smile at this one: Waitrose changes Christmas advert after complaints (BBC) – wot, not enough black people?

    Au contraire…

    Waitrose has changed a part of its Christmas advert that showed two farmers comparing sun tans… (BBC) – has light-hearted joshing about skin colour upset the ethnic lobby, perhaps?

    Wrong again…

    …it was criticised by skin cancer patients. – I doubt that. How thin-skinned can they be?

    More like social media fantasists with nothing better to do. See here: One person who has melanoma commented on Waitrose’s Facebook post of the advert, saying she found it “absolutely astonishing that a company like yourselves should be showing farmers glorifying in their sun tans” (BBC) – yep, I’m sure you have, luv. Glorifying in is bad English – you’re either foreign or a fairly youthful graduate of our modern schools.

    And of course the boys and girls at the Beeb thought this would make news – as opposed to fake news.

    And on that awkward note… social media fantasists and all… that really is the last word… for today.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      As i seeit
      Im spending the day compling the list for annual ‘BiasedBBC personality of the year “ which as we all know is celebrating its 100th year .

      I think you might be in with a chance

      Other awards are for

      Lack of personality of the year
      Troll of the year
      Most annoying poster
      Best untruthful post
      Most first thread posts
      Best moderator …

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      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        Fed, will you be using the Dominion machines to count the vote or will it be done honestly?

           5 likes

        • Fedup2 says:

          EG – we will use the Biden counting method . This involves running dominion machines to count votes which you have already cast .

          A week after the vote closes we will have disposed of unapproved votes which through the net and replace them at 3 in the morning when thevCCTV cameras are switched off . No one involved may possess a mobile phone …

          The 2024 vote result will be published at the same time …

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  48. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – the BBC newsreaders report with a certain enthusiasm ……

    … that Civil Servants in several departments are to make complaints against Dominic Raab. They forced the removal of Boris Johnson, they endlessly attacked Priti Patel when Home Secretary, now they are going after Dominic Raab while saving the PM for later, no doubt. Is it just me or is there a very nasty smell about all of this?

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  49. MarkyMark says:

    Never mind the rats and the crumbling stonework, Parliament’s £13 billion restoration project has a new priority: gender-neutral bathroom targets.

    In “gender identity” documents leaked to the Telegraph, both the Commons and the Lords’ Diversity and Inclusion teams – yes, they both have one – have stated that any new buildings on the estate should have “minimum” gender-neutral toilet targets, with the aim of having “70 per cent gender-neutral toilets with a 30 per cent split between either male and female facilities”, with existing buildings having at least 10 per cent.

    order-order.com

    ………………..

    Jail toilets face away from Mecca
    Facilities in a prison are being built so Muslim inmates do not have to face Mecca while sitting on the toilet.

    The Home Office said two new toilet blocks are being installed as part of a refurbishment at Brixton jail in south London.

    Faith leaders had told prison bosses it was unacceptable for Muslim inmates to face Mecca while using the toilet.

    “The refurbishment has been carried out with due consideration for all faiths”, a Home Office spokeswoman said.
    “Following consultation with faith leaders within the prison, various small adjustments were made to ensure the faith issues of all prisoners are taken into account.”

    She added: “The money spent did not affect the overall cost of the refurbishment programme.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4926114.stm

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    • G says:

      MM,

      Boy how the Marxists laughed !!. They never believed such a short application of ‘Critical Theory’ would have such a beneficial effect for their cause………………

      Exposes just how gullible those with the power in this country, are. ‘Dim’ doesn’t begin to cover it.

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