226 Responses to Start the Week 5 December 2022

  1. Zephir says:

    BLM: “defund the police” I wonder why, lets see:

    “Haiti in chaos: Capital is taken over by gangs who murder and kidnap at will – with families forced to listen to hostages being gang-raped until they pay ransoms of up to $1million

    Haiti has no functioning government after last president was assassinated, while country has also been devastated by earthquake and hurricane
    Into that power vacuum have moved hundreds of gangs, which operate with near-total impunity especially in the capital of Port-au-Prince 
    Kidnappings, murders, and gang rapes now common – with relatives of some victims forced to listen to attacks until ransom is paid”



  2. Zephir says:

    Socialists in action:

    “Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford spent £13,000 of taxpayers’ money on World Cup Qatar trip

    Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford travelled to Qatar to see team in World Cup 
    He and Economy Minister Vaughan Gething spent £13,000 of taxpayers’ money”


    Drakeford is widely considered to belong to the left-wing of the Labour Party, and is supported by some members of Welsh Labour Grassroots and Momentum.


  3. Eddy Booth says:

    13:59 on Telegram


    17:13 BBC
    “Missile fragments found in Moldova – reports
    Following a wave of Russian missile strikes across Ukraine today, the fragments of a missile have been found near the city of Briceni in northern Moldova, according to local media.

    Responding to the reports, Ukrainian foreign ministry spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko said the discovery “proves that Russian missile terror poses a huge threat not only to the security of Ukraine, but also to the security of neighbouring countries.”



    • JohnC says:

      Irrespective of the war, I have been quite amazed at the blatant and extreme propaganda (which is basically lies dressed up as truth) I have witnessed from the Western mainstream media. And this is a war we are not even involved with (offically anyway).

      As with Brexit and Trump, it’s like they are all singing from the same songsheet they have been given. It’s just bizarre.

      And the hate and vitriol which is vented at anyone who does not follow this narrative on any of their forums verges on extremeist madness to me. Nothing can be questioned.

      Quite a learning experience which I will use to judge everything else I read when the situation is not so extreme as to make it obvious. We live in strange times.


  4. Guest Who says:

    The bbc never loses.


    • Sluff says:

      Oh dear.
      How sad.
      Never mind.

      I note the BBC does not refer to her as Marlene of Willesden.
      But obviously absolutely no BBC agenda here.


      • JohnC says:

        I wonder if she has been called vile and full of racist hatred on her social media.

        Because after reading the various ‘interviews’ with her online, I can say with confidence that she is.


  5. Guest Who says:

    The bbc reads the room.


    • G.W.F. says:

      Learning Arabic is useful if you want to understand what your masters want you to do.


    • JohnC says:

      Of course the real story here is how their progress at subjects which actually matter has been crippled due to so many students not speaking English.


  6. Zephir says:

    “Kyle Rittenhouse goes viral after asking if Twitter files will reveal ‘hidden censoring’ against him”

    “Commentator Ian Miles Cheong responded to Rittenhouse’s post, revealing that “I was briefly suspended for saying I believed in your innocence.”



  7. Zephir says:

    “King County, Washington, where Seattle sits, is banning its employees from displaying any symbols of Christmas or Hanukkah when working from home, according to a recent article. The King County policy bans employees from including holiday decorations such as nativity scenes, crosses and menorahs, and even extends the ban to the dharma wheel, crescent and star, aum, khanda, and a nine-pointed star. 

    The hammer and sickle, however, is apparently still allowed.”



  8. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – am not sure that is a good idea

    Happened in late on HarshmistressMishal’s interview with the sucker in charge of the Labour Party. Sir Keir didn’t realise that he was being interviewed by Mishal and insisted on calling her a chummy Michelle at a couple of points in their cosy little chat. Michelle, ooops sorry, Mishal was noticeably quiet and not at all hectoring or interrupty as she is when talking to Conservative Government Ministers.

    Funny that.

    Apparently the sucker in charge of Labour is completely devoid of ideas about how to run his Party and has asked Gordon Brown – of all people – to write a report on what should be in the Labour 2024 General Election Manifesto. Sir Keir has already stolen one idea off Tony Blair, ie. abolishing the House of Lords but he doesn’t know how he is going to do it. Yet.

    Gordon Brown took two years to write his report and I think this may have done just enough for Sir Keir to let the Conservatives shave a win in 2024. Michelle, sorry done it again, Mishal was concerned that Jeremy Corbyn might not be allowed to stand in Islington for Labour. If Keir is smart, which I doubt (like Mayor Khahane when photographed, those two always have an expression on their faces like they are ‘hard of thinking’ or need to get to a bathroom urgently or both), Sir Keir Starmer will steer clear of anything to do with Blair, Brown, Corbyn. Ho ho, see what I did there? BBC. 😉


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      From Melanie Phillips’ newsletter:

      “There was a classic demonstration on BBC Radio’s Today programme this morning of the show’s famed grasp of Reithian objectivity.

      Presenter Mishal Husain was utterly incredulous that Nick Timothy, who has come up with proposals to stop the stream of migrant boats coming across the English Channel from France, could possibly be suggesting being so beastly to illegal migrants falsely posing as refugees.

      Moving on to interview the Labour party leader, Sir Keir Starmer, she was then utterly incredulous that he could possibly be suggesting not reversing Brexit by returning to the EU’s single market and customs union.

      Alert listeners might just have spotted that, in both instances, her incredulous questioning was framed from a left-wing universalist perspective. In the case of Timothy, a former adviser to the Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May, he was failing to promote the left-wing universalist position that all asylum-seekers should be treated as bone fide refugees even when they are clearly nothing of the kind (tsk!); and in Starmer’s case, this leader of a left-wing universalist party was failing to be left-wing universalist enough (tsk tsk!!)

      … … …”

      I laughed at Melanie’s irony and anti-phrase in her first paragraph! Mishal Husain is awful: biased, arrogant, nasty, entitled and anti-British.


  9. Fedup2 says:

    I disagree . All starmer has to do is write

    ‘vote for us because we are not blue labour ‘


    ‘Vote for us we can’t be any worse than the other lot ‘

    That will get the 200 majority as conservatives stay home and not bother with the blue labour mob who deserve oblivion …


    • Up2snuff says:

      I’m not so sure, Fed, because Gordon Brown is very toxic to Labour voters, red Labour voters [ 😉 ] in your view, as is Tony Blair. I think that just the mention of one or t’other is worth a handful of seats going Conservative as well as getting out the Conservative faithful to canvass as well as vote.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I have to admit – digging up Gordon brown is not a good move . They are as stupid as blue labour . All the reds need to do is be quiet and watch the blue lot self destruct over their inability to govern and be woke lefties ….


  10. Philip_2 says:

    BBC quietly drop its support for Mermaids (so called) charity which is currently under investigation by the Charity commission….

    More to come on this as the full disclosure will show the BBC was in deep. Even sponsoring BBC staff to volunteer for gender surgery!

    “The inquiry will only fuel the concerns of those who fear that Mermaids, far from being an innocuous counselling service, has become one of Britain’s leading proponents of extreme gender ideology. The Telegraph has previously reported that Mermaids offered harmful breast-binders to girls as young as 13 without their parents’ knowledge and that a trustee had links to an organisation that offers assistance to paedophiles. There are further revelations about the charity in this newspaper today…”

    Remember BBC ‘fave’ ‘Kids Company’ – remember them? The BBC even questions critics and one even sat in on BBC Radio 4 news team ensuring no BBC critic was made on-air. So we can see how the BBC operates and how it supports its progressive views. To avoid the BBC Charter obligations such comment was at one time pre-noticed as ‘views and opinion’ but the BBC has long ago given up the pretence. It believes it knows best. We all know its BBC biased, totally corrupt and has abused children (given the chance) before. Jimmy Saville was well known to staff and management at the time.

    Also Not the ONLY one either to be locked up for perversions with children then and since.

    Mermaids and other trans groups dropped by BBC Advice Line service

    The Charity Commission’s new inquiry into Mermaids is long overdue


  11. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – there’s something funny about that

    Not an item dealt with by the Montacutie, if I recall correctly, but it was mentioned in the 1 p.m. News that the armed burglary at Raheem Sterling’s London home (he lives in Surrey!) was not so armed and his fiancee and children(!) were not at home after all. Now it is possible for the news media to get things wrong but …..


    • Fedup2 says:

      Burglars May turn out to be friends of the family ….


      • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

        There’s a whiff of the Mo Farah story about this … but I’ll give Sterling the benefit of the doubt for the moment.


  12. Eddy Booth says:

    ‘I had £8,000 stolen but Revolut won’t refund it’


    Tales of woe – basically thick planks who want a full refund after giving their cash away.
    Off course it’s BBC so no proper explanation of what exactly Revolut is beyond
    ” It is an e-money company that offers digital banking services.”

    “The fraudster said her bank account was under attack, and persuaded her to download some software that allowed him to take control of her computer.”


  13. Sluff says:

    Can anyone remember wall to wall media descriptions of a ‘cost of living crisis’ when inflation was 10% in the early 80s?

    No. You won’t. Because it didn’t happen.
    I ain’t defending the reckless money printing and inaction by the Bank of England.

    But this ‘crisis’ description is clearly a left wing anti government construct.

    And with a £67 monthly energy rebate, the energy component of inflation is largely mitigated. Some in small properties may even come out ahead. Pensioners get another £400.

    I wish someone had the b**** to challenge the narrative.

    The only positive is that people might just get the message that inflation is bad news. They’re right.


  14. TrickCyclist says:

    On BBC News at Ten, Megha Mohan was interviewing pop star Billie Eilish.
    (I thought her name was Megan Mohan but blame Clive Myrie for the introduction, he can’t speak properly. BTW, on the same programme Amol Rajan is so stilted he sounds like a computer generated voice.)
    Anyway Billie Eilish, who talks like an idiot, was chuntering on about feeling both masculine and feminine. Interviewing her for a segment called “100 Women,” Mohan baldly stated that Eilish had succeeded in an industry that was “previously male dominated.”
    I’m sure this will be news to fans of Tina, Diana, Madonna, Kate, Dionne, Karen. . .
    A clear case of making s**t up to suit an agenda.


  15. JohnC says:

    Ngozi Fulani: Charity boss in Palace race row faces online abuse

    I see the BBC are back giving this poor, victim more front-page headlines. This time she is suffering ‘horrific abuse’.

    The real dirty part of this is how they use her own word to provide the actual text of the article as if it is a proper piece of journalism – but seem to think that putting single quotes around the bits which are clearly outrageously biased somehow makes it OK. They do exactly the same with Zelensky.

    I was about to call this woman racist, but it’s not quite racism. It’s a deep-rooted hatred and resentment of white people. The closest I can come up with is ‘extreme racial-predjudice’ but this is not strong enough and this predjudice is so common now, I feel it needs a special label we can put on them just like they many other labels the far Left have come up with for white people.

    Interestingly in my futile search for such a term, I came across this definition of racism from Delaware university:

    ‘A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system.’

    How absolutely and completely ridiculous. The definition itself is 100% racist. What utter idiots.

    It also tells me that this BBC article giving the credit for such a definition to a female black student is completely fake news. She stole it and the BBC went along with it for agenda reasons.

    Racism definition: Merriam-Webster to make update after request


    • StewGreen says:

      If we are going to dig up old stuff that ended in 2007
      and we don’t explain that context
      then we are being as disinformative as the BBC

      The statement on racism at University of Delaware was thought up by students
      and initially was backed by the University
      but they soon caved in to reality.

      Nov. 1, 2007 Re Residence Life Program
      Upon the recommendation of Vice President for Student Life Michael Gilbert and Director of Residence Life Kathleen Kerr, I have directed that the program be stopped immediately.
      No further activities under the current framework will be conducted.


      • JohnC says:

        Fair enough Stew : I didn’t spend much time going into all the detail as I was looking for something else.

        But the point remains : the university DID accept it instead of instantly dismissing it – and far more important is that it didn’t end in 2007 : the whole notion was revived and accepted in the 2020 article by the BBC giving credit to the student ‘Ms Mitchum’ who is now clearly a plagiarist whose activism was aided and abetted by the BBC.


      • Fred Stubber says:

        Thanks for making that point Stew. Couldn’t agree more.


    • StewGreen says:

      Re “Charity boss in Palace race row faces *online* abuse”

      Doh *everyone* online gets abuse
      It’s the nature of the internet
      Its a big school playground


  16. pugnazious says:

    We’ve had the ever more ridiculously preachy Lineker lecturing us about the sins of Qatar, whilst forgetting to tell us he took millions off them…after they got the World Cup, and of course all the others sanctimoniousy holding forth whilst also holding their noses and gleefully enjoying being there.

    Naturally Nicky Campbell had to join in last week. An interesting take as he told us that Qatar had ‘unsavoury laws, ridiculous, backward laws’.

    Hmmm…laws that are derived from the Islamic religion. Is Campbell, and Lineker also, an honorary member of the EDL now, are they ‘racists’ for criticising Islam…whilst pretending not to? Are they ‘Tommy Robinsons’?


    • JohnC says:

      lol, I particularly enjoyed seeing the screeching womans face screw up with hate as she said ‘I don’t get hate mail because I’m a nice person’.

      What an absolute clown she was – and absolutely typical of the Left.

      The host was a complete disgrace. What was Tommy even doing in such a place ?.

      As usual, the comments on youtube are a lot more realistic than that audience – who reminded me of the Leftist haters applauding Alec Baldwin simply because he insulted Trump on SNL.


  17. pugnazious says:

    Starmer this morning said that rejoining the EU would not raise GDP…proof?….being in the EU before had not helped. Mishal Husain was aghast, literally, as she promoted the idea of rejoining [a constant BBC theme these days] telling us that a radical and bold plan would help the economy…no?

    Of course that totally ignores the main reason we left…not economics but sovereignty….just as the BBC focused solely on the economy during the referendum and refused to acknowledge this was about ‘taking back control’ rather than bean counting.

    Interesting is it not that the BBC completely ignored Starmer’s statement about the EU?….a major claim you might think that would play well with Brexiteers[as intended no doubt]….and naturally this being a very controversial issue it is a significant statement that undermines the remainer cause and yet the BBC has almost completely buried it.

    Why did the BBC news not report his comments? What is in reality an important statement on such a crucial subject is ignored by the BBC and erased froom history….almost as if they didn’t want people to hear it and realise rejoinng the EU would ot be the utopian wonderland of milk and honey that the BBC wants them to believe it would be.


  18. StewGreen says:

    Germany : big attack by Eritrean asylum seeker.
    libmob stand with their hands on their hips and shout that bringing in a bunch of foreign weirdo men into a country who have all thrown away their passports does not increase crime.
    Well it’s upto libmob to provide proper evidence to back their claim.
    Cos it seems quite easy to provide news stories of such illegals committing sex crimes and violence.

    Germany: 14-year-old girl dies after knife attack near Ulm

    a 14-year-old girl was killed and a 13-year-old suffered serious injuries Monday morning after being attacked on the street on their way to school in the village of Illerkirchberg

    Police and prosecutors late Monday said the main suspect was a 27-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker.

    Authorities say the man, who is currently hospitalized and under police custody, fled into an asylum shelter after the attack.

    “When police and SWAT teams searched the premises they encountered three residents, all Eritrean asylum seekers,” authorities said in a statement.
    .. he had a knife — believed to be the weapon used in the attack— on him when he was arrested.


    • StewGreen says:

      The BBC story is so similar, it must be taken from the dame newswire


      • JohnC says:

        ‘In a statement, police urged the public not to use the incident to stoke suspicion of foreigners or asylum seekers.’

        So without any warning and apparently without any motive, an African asylum seeker attacks and murders a 14 year old schoolgirl by stabbing with a knife (a way to kill someone which demands extreme hatred) and does his best to also murder her 13 year old friend.

        And the police want us to pretend it didn’t happen and not be suspicious of any of the others like him. Amazing.

        My search didn’t get that BBC article but did get this one from last year:

        Germany knife attack: Three killed were all women

        ‘The man allegedly seized a knife and stabbed and killed a saleswoman and two more women in the store.

        He then injured five other women and a child on the street and in a bank.’

        This time a Somali immigrant.

        It doesn’t matter if the number of crimes doesn’t go up by a large percentage, it’s the nature of the crimes which is significant. They bring a new level of brutality and 3rd world regard for life with them.


  19. pugnazious says:

    Heard the hopelessly egotistical and bigoted Emma Barnett interviewing ex-Guardianista Hadley Freeman as she told us about her reasons for leaving the Guardian….basically the rag censored her articles and stopped her writing about transgender issues and Corbyn’s little problem with anti-Semitism.

    Freeman also mentioned that the BBC wasn’t exactly a paragon of virtue having shut down Jenni Murray when she spoke on the issue…..Barnett immediately tried to shut that down and claim that BBC staff were not allowed to have opinions.

    soooo…..women presenting Woman’s Hour don’t have skin in the game nor highly partisan opinions?…lol. Why was the gay Eddie Mair constantly fronting the BBC’s reporting on gay issues as blacks front black issues?

    ‘Former longstanding BBC presenter Dame Jenni Murray has hit out at the corporation for ‘cancelling’ her from speaking on controversial topics such as transgenderism.

    In 2017, the veteran presenter of Woman’s Hour was criticised for a Sunday Times article in which she wrote: “Your sex, male or female, is what you’re born with”.

    But she said “what shocked me most” was the BBC banning her from chairing “any discussions on the trans question or the proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act” as a result.’

    Intersting how this is just a ‘Woman’s Hour’ tale for the BBC….a major story about censorship by part of the MSM which had traumatic real world implications for young people….and the BBC, that seeker of truth and honesty in news, looks the other way…where is Marianna Spring urgently investigating this corruption of the news by the Guardian? This censorship, this sinister attempt to hide deeply troubling issues in order to protect a certain group.

    Smacks loudly of Rotherham where thousands of young girls were abused and that was allowed to go on for years because the media refused to expose what was happening in order to protect the group that were abusing those girls.

    You might also ask about the BBC’s lack of interest in the revelations about Twitter….that it interfered in elections and covered up stories that were detrimental to the Democrat campaign. Spring is quite happy to target Musk for his decision to encourage ‘dangerous’ free-speech on Twitter, less keen to investigate what pre-Musk Twitter had been up to as it corrupted US elections and stole it for the Democrats.

    Hadley Freeman story in Private Eye….

    ‘AFTER 22 years at the Grauniad, columnist and feature writer Hadley Freeman is moving to the Sunday Times. “She is a wonderful writer and has been a fantastic Guardian colleague for many years,” editor-in-chief Kath Viner told Press Gazette last month. “We wish her all the best.”

    Freeman’s valediction is less complimentary. In a scathing farewell letter to Viner, which the Eye has seen, she writes that “you and I have known for some time that I no longer fit at the Guardian”. Why not?

    “The Guardian used to embrace complicated issues, nuance, controversy, debates between writers, alternative views. When I started at the Guardian in 2000, the most fraught subject was Israel, with Jonathan Freedland and Seumas Milne representing the two sides of that polarised debate. No one, as far as I know, ever said to them that they couldn’t write about it because they felt so strongly about the subject, or they had personal connections to it, or they spoke about it before, as has been said to me and other women writers about the gender argument. Rather, Jonathan and Seumas were allowed, even encouraged, to express their opposing views… This is the opposite of what has happened about the gender issue.”

    ‘Fear of the reaction’
    Yes, it’s that perennial favourite. Since 2020, when more than 300 Guardian employees signed a letter denouncing the paper for publishing “anti-trans views”, Viner has tried to forestall further complaints by keeping “gender critical” articles from Freeman and other Grauniad women out of the paper. In recent years, Freeman reminds Viner, “I have repeatedly suggested to multiple section editors” that they commission an investigation into the trans children’s charity Mermaids. “But to no avail, either because of the editors’ ideological beliefs or – more likely – their fear of the reaction in the office.”

    Mermaids is now being investigated by the Charity Commission. “It is astonishing to me,” the departing hack tells her editor, “that the progressive media has handed such an own goal to the right, closing its eyes to concerns about the safeguarding out of fear that to do otherwise would lead to accusations of bigotry. You have said that both sides in the gender debate are equally passionate – but only one side demands censorship. It seems to me that at the Guardian that side has won.”

    ‘Internally dysfunctional’
    Freeman concludes that “the paper has become internally dysfunctional, with writers and editors alike all terrified of saying The Wrong Take. I saw this coming in the Corbyn era when I was repeatedly warned off writing about Labour from my perspective as a Jew. Then I was told not to write about gender from my perspective as a woman. When I asked what part of my identity was acceptable to turn into copy, it was suggested that I write about my children.”

    Or Freeman could of course have followed the example of Adrian Chiles, whose work is clearly acceptable to Viner given that he is now her husband. Recent Grauniad columns by Chiles include “I spent an afternoon writing my own name. It was lovely until I started overthinking it” and “I recently saw something in a petrol station toilet southbound on the M1 that I can never unsee”. Journalism at its finest! ‘


  20. Zephir says:

    Now remember, you’ve been TOLD, do not be suspicious…

    “MP calls for Wigan hotel to stop housing asylum-seekers after incident involving schoolgirl

    Security has been stepped up and the council is in talks with the firm managing asylum-seekers at a Wigan hotel amid claims of schoolgirls’ being watched and harassed.”



  21. Zephir says:

    “Parents were ‘dismissed as racist’ by school officials when they complained about 6ft 1ins Iranian migrant posing as a 15-year-old who appeared in their children’s classroom

    A pupil at Stoke High School in Ipswich was accused of pretending to schoolboy
    Migrant from Iran known as ‘Siavash’ was said to have posed as 15-year-old pupil
    Parents shared pictures of similar looking man with same name on social media
    Pictures emerged from a Facebook account of moustached man drinking beer”



  22. Zephir says:

    “COVID FEARS School warns parents after ‘coronavirus-infected asylum seekers staying at hotel’ use same bus stop as pupils

    The health scare was caused after a group of refugees congregated at the bus stop despite being under strict rules to self-isolate in a hotel.”



  23. andyjsnape says:

    Newspaper headlines: ‘Fury at Sussexes” and PM ‘abandons’ housing goals

    Meghan, the tears keep coming…..


  24. Zephir says:

    “Mum frightened to send kids to school after ‘aggressive woman lurks nearby’

    The mum is in fear of the woman, described as Eastern European, at the centre of a number of alleged incidents involving children

    There have been multiple complaints to StokeonTrentLive about the woman allegedly ‘following, touching and kissing’ women, schoolgirls and toddlers across Fenton and Longton in recent weeks.”



    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Zephir

      The parents could phone the police and say the eastern european called them a name. Excellent response times for this type of “crime”


      • JohnC says:

        Not quite related but I had some guests a few weeks ago, one of which was a magistrate in Solihull.

        I learned a few interesting facts – one of which was that if you get convicted of any kind of assault and you used any racist language, your sentence is automatically increased by a third. Though I’m sure that only happens if you are white.

        The other was how the gangs in Birmingham (where white people are now a minority) all work by postcodes. They stop people on the street and force them to tell them their postcode. If it’s not friendly territory, you can imagine what happens next.


  25. andyjsnape says:


    Anyone want to sponsor – click on the link and the DONATE button is right in front of you!

    I wonder how much money the “racist” bad news bBC has enabled the likes of this charity to increase its income, by throwing Lady Hussey to the fire


  26. Zephir says:

    “Asylum seeker who stabbed six people in Glasgow ‘made 72 phone calls before attack’

    The Home Office “has not learned any lessons” from a tragic incident where an asylum seeker who was shot dead after stabbing six people called the Home Office and various migrant support groups more than 70 times before his attack.”



  27. Fedup2 says:


    I felt quite tearful listening to Today – reminiscing about decades past – a union bloke speaking union language about withdrawing public service ( striking ) in order to ‘save ‘public services .
    Will. People Notice ? Many of these outfits are busily ensuring their work / life balance and sod the poor taxpayer who needs to use them ….

    Then there was the weather – they got that Tamas Shaft yer knacker in to say that it’s winter time and gonna be cold . The government is being pressured to ban winter ….

    And then there is corruption . Lady Moan moaning about being accused of corruption by taking £29 million into a trust for her family for selling crap PPE to us – it is alleged … I’m as interested as to what lady moan did to get her peerage . Did she pay for it ?

    Nothing changes – sniff


    • Thatcherrevolutionary says:

      Shaferknacker last night – North East Scotland up to -4 tomorrow morning

      Actual temperature at 8.30 – +4


      • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

        Relatively warm here in Glos this morning: I opened a window to air the place for a while and was surprised at how mild it felt. I had gathered from forecasts that it was set to get cold. Odd.


  28. JohnC says:

    Justin Fashanu: Gay footballer’s life to be TV drama

    Oh joy. I can’t wait.

    I flicked through the article looking for where the BBC isn’t telling me something they don’t want me to know : agenda pieces always have them.

    I read this : ‘..two decades after his untimely death.’. Alarm bells rang immediately as no cause was given.

    So a bit of google and I discover he hanged himself after :

    ‘In March 1998, a seventeen-year-old claimed to police that he had been sexually assaulted by Fashanu after a night of drinking. Homosexual acts were illegal in the US state of Maryland at the time,[4] and the youth stated the act was not consensual but being performed as he awoke.’

    I see they vaguely refer to his death later whilst trying to misdirect and obfuscate the fact he basically raped another man.

    I bet that’s not in the TV series. Or if it is, it will strongly suggest he was innocent.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I see that the amusing stand up comedian = Peter Kay – is pencilled in to play mr fashinu due to similar physical characteristics ….or maybe not ….


      • JohnC says:

        Peter has some very close friends in the BBC : they even made a series which consisted of nothing but clips from his other videos to keep his income up while he had whatever great secret kept him away for 12 years. He’s had multiple front page articles already from the beeb – you can’t buy that kind of advertising.

        I think Peter has incredible comic talent but not a very nice person in real life. I was very disappointed with him after I read his book and I now have him down as a lazy and greedy genius.

        A bit like Paul O’Grady : After reading his book, I think he’s not someone you want to fall out with in real life either.


        • BRISSLES says:

          ….has incredible comic talent but not a very nice person in real life.

          Oh, I’m sorry to read that. It seems to be the ‘norm’ with many slebs. James Corden is another, Cilla Black was the polar opposite of her tv persona. Going back much further Terry Scott of Terry & June fame, was another who wasn’t very nice – in fact there was a story about him wanting money ‘under the table’ for a charity event he attended when other attendees did it for free.


    • TrickCyclist says:

      Reading the BBC article you linked, despite them claiming it’s about Justin Fashanu it sounds like the film is more about his brother John. For one thing the film is called Fash, surely that was John’s nickname, or more commonly in the press, Fash The Bash.
      IIRC, John Fashanu’s hobbies were fitness and martial arts. He famously fractured Gary Mabbutt’s skull and eye socket on the pitch with his elbow in 1993.


  29. StewGreen says:

    Local Tory Crime Commissioner brandishes a bunch of reports from lefty/lib sources like the Oxford Migration Institute.
    ‘You see there is no asylum seeker crime
    we are more. worried about attacks in them
    .. you know FAR RIGHT etc.’ I paraphrase the audio.

    You know the “Nothing to see here” meme
    RadioHumberside rarely create special clips and promote them
    They only do that for issues that are POLITICALLY important to them.
    You’ll note that only 3 people have replied to the tweet
    its as if no one pays any attention to the BBC radio station apart from the local sport bit.


  30. tomo says:

    American electioneering in Arizona – seems unlikely that the BBC will be reporting on it.


  31. AsISeeIt says:

    Lamentably modest treat edition

    The left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper, under the banner Monarchy happily quotes Prince Harry stating the bleedin’ obvious: Prince Harry criticises Royal Family ‘hierarchy’

    That’s right, Harry, it starts with your dad right up there at the very top of that hierarchy. The clue is in his title – King. Did nobody ever explain the essence of monarchy to you? One can’t help guessing Harry’s main gripe (or that of his missus) is that he’s just the spare, the second fiddle, the third wheel, the understudy, substitute, benchwarmer…

    The formerly patriotic Times comes out as Kier Starmer’s best friend: 1 in 7 denied GP appointment… Millions of patients turned away – while others wait for over a month – as Labour vows to train more doctors

    Mr AsI has opined hereabouts that the Tories dare not reform the dread NHS. Only a Labour government could even contemplate setting out on the dangerous quest to slay that unsatisfiable avaricious resource gobbling dragon blob that dwells in the deepest very darkest of money pits.

    The Guardian echoes the Times’s admiration for Labour as the coming thing and Sir Keir as the man with all the answers: Starmer sets out plan ‘to fix politics and the economy’ – and that’s all before breakfast.

    Like comedian Dave Gorman or some keen corporate team leader having mastered powerpoint – the FT does admire a nice graph to make a point. Particularly one that promotes the EU over the UK in some obstruce data extraction. This morning the FT Datawatch feature highlights: Health spending annual % growth per capita in real terms – that formulation has a lot of moving parts, mind you. We’ll have to trust the FT on their population count and inflation rate, among other dubiously compiled national data.

    But who cares if the FT can show a blue UK line on their graph peeking then on the downturn, passing the sensibly steadily upward inclined EU yellow line.

     Because we’re crap and they’re golden.

    The pandemic generated a spike in health spending per capita… in the UK. The growth rate was also the largest in nearly 50 years and was driven by strong expansion in spending for PPE and Covid testing – doesn’t it just make you nostalgic for the good old days of Lockdowns?

    Julie Covington sang Don’t Cry for Me Argentina in 1976 as composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

    Health spending may or may not be falling here in the UK but don’t cry for me Big Pharma: Antibiotics en masse for children in Strep A schools… Entire year groups can be treated even if they do not show any symptoms… Health minister says Government urges GPs to use antibiotics ‘proactively’ (‘i’)

    One does admire the term en masse in a headline. Think of its uses if that ever caught on? Channel migrants arrive en masse – just as an example.

    Where were we? Ah yes, sparing a tear or two for Big Pharma

    Faulty knee replacements given to thousands of patients (Telegraph)

    Speaking of health spending

    The FT laments: Striking nurses concerned by austerity and inflation

    Pictured as representing our cuddly angel of NHS nursing today is a chubby male black chap (I hear colleague nurse Esther had to resort to noshing patients’ leftovers, just to fill her hungry belly, because she apparently can’t afford food – according to the Daily Mirror recently) anyway, the FT (or more likely the union PR machine) would pluck at our heartstrings today by going on another tack: ‘As a dad you just feel you’re not doing the best’ says Chukwuduben Ifejuna as he laments being unable to reward his son’s school performance with a modest treat

    Perhaps we could ask Elon Musk to buy the NHS like he bought Twitter? He would sack half the unproductive virtue-signalling politically biased layabout workforce, axe the HR department and impose long hours and hard work on those who might – as their vocation – chose to remain.


  32. Guest Who says:

    It is possible the Photo Ed was so embarrassed by this they posted a parting shot before being transferred.


  33. vlad says:

    While the loathsome BBC agonises over the ‘hate mail’ allegedly received by Ngozi Fulani, this commentator offers, in my view, one of the more thoughtful comments on the Queen Punani ‘scandal’ in his open letter to Prince William.

    He may look as camp as a row of rainbow-coloured tents, but he is intelligent, informed, and an ardent royalist.

    (Best of all, he despises the Count and Cuntess of Monteshitshow, and frequently says so.)



  34. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile elsewhere in BBC Revisionism Guidelines…


  35. andyjsnape says:

    Negative “news” brought to you by the bBC

    Trump’s call for ‘termination’ of constitution condemned

    Surely the likes of the bBC isn’t biased, my r ‘s


    • tomo says:

      Stickers with

      ” … Is that true ?
      – or did you see/hear it on the BBC ? ”

      should be on every street in the country


  36. andyjsnape says:

    Justin Fashanu: Gay footballer’s life to be TV drama

    Wanted by the police, but put on a pedestal (for some reason)


  37. Chevalnoir says:

    … Indonesia … may have missed earlier comments re this. Indonesia – the now majority religion being Muslim – applying Muslim Sharia law re couples/relationships. This is a formal adoption of the Sharia code, applied informally by some communities in the UK. BBC actually use the word Muslim … well that’s a surprise! …


  38. Sluff says:

    How to waste taxpayers money part 237.

    Wales. Think of all that expenditure on dual language stuff. Think road signage for example. And goodness knows how much translation activity in the Welsh assembly.

    So. How have things gone?

    ‘Welsh language: Fewer Welsh language speakers in past decade’

    No doubt our fine investigative ‘journalists’ at the BBC will be on the case to assess this use of (English) taxpayers cash.. But then again, pigs might fly.


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Sluff just saw you posted this first.

      The BBC will do their best to unjoin the dots, but most times I see a Wales item I notice how they’re pushing the non-native angle — maybe even more than we’re normally used to.

      Evidence ‘A’ from August: “Welsh speakers should do more to welcome incomers – academic” where a north London Jewish academic who moved to Wales complains that “The community isn’t making an effort to open the doors to people like us, because I haven’t married someone from Wales” and “believes Welsh speakers should do more to help immigrants feel part of the community.”



  39. tomo says:

    Wondered why UK electricity prices are loony high?

    – look no further than the windmill fleet.

    Of course the mendacious assholes at the BBC will swerve an explanation and invoke renewable Teletubbie style renewable future.


  40. Fedup2 says:

    A sad day . It is Ian Blackford’s last day leading The People Of Scotland . No more pantomime dame act every wednesday . No more 30 words when 1 will do . No more collective groans whenever he stands up .

    Dont forget to claims the expenses ian .


    • Beltane says:

      Rumours that Blackford has applied for a grant to be a wind farm on his ‘wee croft’ are said to be groundless. His preference, apparently, is to become a tidal barrage.

      The ‘collective groans’ Fed were simply the bench regaining its shape once his weight had been removed.


  41. digg says:

    I wonder how many NHS staff understand and are willing to accept that their unprecedented strike decision effectively means they are to cross the Rubicon.

    Henceforth they will be viewed by a lot of Joe Public as not really any different from other Union led public service bunches such as dustmen.

    I also wonder how many of them can see that this is an engineered Union activist campaign along with the other more Militant left-wing Unions like RMT etc.

    Can’t really see much more clapping and banging pans henceforth.

    Just pawns!


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      After what happened with my mother I refused to do any of the clapping nonsense, just one example of jaw droppingness. I went to find a nurse to help my mother Moby Dick sighed then agreed to help, as I walked back and she waddled to the bedside I start to worry about her as she was huffing and puffing so much I seriously thought she was going to collapse.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Unfortunately they’ll always be viewed as ‘angels ‘ with 20% off as ‘essential workers – every one else pays 20% more …


  42. Terminal Moraine says:

    UK News page chronicling the changing face of our high streets, in a category which should be titled The Great Reset / Build Back Shi**er, but the BBC reckon falls under the covid pandemic: “Tattooists and beauty salons replace banks on High Streets”

    “The findings illustrate the changing face of the British High Street from a place to buy things to a place to do stuff – like get your nails done and meet friends for a coffee or a cocktail.”

    You can put your postcode in to see the ONS report on your local high street. Or you could go for a walk instead. My already vibrant corner of London has rapidly turned into a duoculture in the last 3 years — a split between Iranians and Russians/Ukranians/eastern Europeans. The fact that 90% of new premises opening near me sell kebabs, haircuts or countless sugary pastries is all a natural development brought about by a killer virus. No further questions will be asked.



  43. tomo says:

    Slowly it gets exposed ….

    do not expect the BBC to cover any of it.



  44. Terminal Moraine says:

    Official bulletin from the Ukraine Defence Dept… a weird spell that’s seized institutions the last couple of years.

    (Coming in 2023: the Waitrose managers dance as food shortages hit)


  45. king crimson says:

    Apologies for having nothing to do with our bbbc (apart from the vibrant/diverse aspect) but… anyone have any idea what time the riots will start in Belgium and Holland this evening after the Morocco match?


  46. Guest Who says:

    The BBC and another ‘mostly incompetent’ sub moment.

    BBC News

    Netflix and the Sussexes’ firm Archewell have not commented on the claims of footage or stills being used in editorially questionable ways.


    How sweet. Like Martin Bashir ‘editorially questionable’? Newsnight Mcalpine ‘editorially questionable’?


    • Guest Who says:


  47. vlad says:

    With each passing day, more ‘unsavoury’ (I’m being polite) facts emerge about race-baiter extraordinaire Ngozi Punani and her scam ‘charity’ Sistah Space.

    We now know Princess Punani has connections with that other race baiter Meghan; has financial ties to that race-baiting organisation BLM and had grudges against the Royal Family.

    Furthermore, her so-called ‘charity’ received thousands of pounds in grants, with very little oversight or accountability and Princess Punani herself was on an obscene salary of £65k tax free, with a further 180 K ‘expenses’ unaccounted for (hey, those tiaras and leopard skins don’t come cheap). And all for what? Comments on her ‘charity’s’ social media, before they were scrubbed, were extremely critical of the ‘services’ provided by the bogus charity.
    In addition, a source claims it was Camilla that the grifter was targeting but when the former didn’t bite, Punani went for the lower hanging fruit of slightly doddery Lady Hussey.

    All in all, the whole operation sounds like a set-up, and the charity sounds like that other scam organisation, BLM.

    If the BBC were still a news organisation instead of a woke, leftist propaganda outlet, it might have uncovered some of those facts.

    Instead of rewarding the fraud with a chat at the Palace, our spineless new King should put her on the first plane back to Jamaica or whatever African hellhole her people originate from.
    See how well she does there, without whitey shovelling money her way.

    I’ve been a lifelong supporter of the monarchy, but if the new management carry on as they have recently, that could be about to change.

    Info obtained from this and other sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDf6MAO323s


    • Guest Who says:

      No wonder the bbc are all in.

      Clearly Springster popped out for a fag.


    • tomo says:

      £65K tax free?

      – wonder if she was running any estate agency scams where she was subletting and trousering the equivalent of 50% of a commercial property’s business rates? – a common enough (and legal) registered charity scam these days.


  48. StewGreen says:

    BBC local newsPR on Monday
    #1 “Disabled suffer more in Cost Of Living crisis says charity”
    .. the example person , id not mention all the special grants given out
    but the BBC did mention them at the end
    #2 Sleaford community grocers
    Narrative that the price of basic food items makes people suffer
    IMHO that is gaslighting, cos basic food is dirt cheap.

    #3 quick news item British on British murder in Skegness


    • StewGreen says:

      #4 Chop shop gang jailed
      zero names mentioned
      Ah the BBC news story says “Scunthorpe gang jailed over £1.2m ‘chop shop’ racket”
      … so all Scunthorpe baddies not foreigners ???

      Hang on, the newspaper has a photo

      Two of the guys have British names and have lower sentences
      Neither the BBC story or newspaper dare mention the ethnicity of the gang
      Its all “Scunthorpe man”, Grimsby man” BS

      #5 Arson in Beverley


  49. tomo says:

    The flat out bullshit from MSNBC would’ve embarrassed Baghdad Bob