515 Responses to Midweek 14 December 2022

  1. moggie63 says:

    First? Not exactly ‘the eagle has landed’ but I can live with it.


  2. Guest Who says:

    BBC ‘News’ vs….


  3. Deborah says:

    I was due to drive back north today from London. I therefore watched BBC weather last night very carefully. Temperatures during daytime were forecast to be above freezing, 3 or 4 degrees. According to temperature readings on my car, Baldock at noon was minus 4.5 and only reached zero around Doncaster. I am sure someone will tell me the car thermometer isn’t so accurate, (I am assuming Maxi doesn’t have a car so this wouldn’t be his area of expertise) but it was a variation of 6 – 8 degrees and an over estimate. I assume those average monthly temperatures don’t calculate themselves.


  4. Foscari says:

    Thank god for the “iinclusive” adverts on ITV at half time
    between Argentina -Croatia. All those indigenous Argies and
    Croats running around! Where was the diversity?
    Can you imagine it being on the BBC/ There would of been absolute
    panic. They would of had to have at least one ethnic commentator. , if not rwo. Can you imagine who the pundits in
    the studio would of been?
    BUT maybe Big Brother from the diversity department told
    BBC Sport that there is no way that I will allow this match to
    be shown live. It’s France -Morocco for the BBC.


    • Fedup2 says:

      The Muslim United v frogs United is The Bi Game . The pundits will be imam Gary – the coloured girl who apparently used to play footy but now advertises frocks – a French Muslim woman who needs subtitles – and a bloke called Rio .

      They’ll show various mosques around Blighty with 100% males celebrating with a win for Islam / mostly peaceful riots in Luton – Paris – newham -not reported of course ….


    • Charlie Farley says:

      Tried watching Midsummer Murders….the indoctrination is so widespread now not just the BBBC Aaaaaaaaaaggggghhhhh


    • Concrete sea says:


      Shhhhh. Don’t tell anyone but Argentina and Croatia seem to have not only some inherent racism, but also tend to be sexist as well. Of course, they are not as bad as the UK where we all deserve to be thrashed within an inch of our lives for accidentally once referring to a tanned vegan relative as ‘the black sheep of the family’. An apology as always would be totally unacceptable.
      Hence (Big Brother) Lineker would have never allowed the match on the Beeb.
      What did amuse me is something I read about Argentina. ‘There are no blacks in Argentina, so no one to be racist with, hence there is no racism.


      • Northern Voter says:

        Yes,but they did have an influx of white Germans in 45/46.


      • BRISSLES says:

        Was’nt the Japanese team the same ? I don’t know what Japan is like these days, but back in 2014 when I was there, in 14 days I only saw one dark face, and he worked behind a bar.


  5. Philip_2 says:

    Lament one of the BBCs finest contributors (aged 65)
    Occasionally a foolish producer allowed Lewis-Smith in front of the cameras such as in TV Offal, a satirical Channel 4 show best remembered for its “honest obituary” slot, a biting account of the lives of not-yet-dead celebrities including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jeremy Clarkson and Vanessa Feltz. One episode included a previously unbroadcast adult-humoured sketch from the ITV children’s show Rainbow in which Zippy peels a banana saying: “One skin, two skin, three skin…” before being interrupted by George.

    Even when behind the microphone, Lewis-Smith was a liability. As producer of Radio 4’s Start the Week he was involved in rudely silencing a 12-year-old piano prodigy, while on another occasion listeners were treated to a blasphemous ditty about a dog called Jesus Christ. This taste for excess enraged his superiors, one of whom burst into the studio mid-programme declaring: “This is awful.”

    On one occasion he climbed the Chapter House of York Minster, chanted the Arabic call to prayer, Allahu Akbah, and was arrested disguising himself as a gargoyle. Fined £20 by the city’s magistrates, he promptly lodged a complaint: “All my Left-wing friends told me they were beaten up by the police when they were in custody, but nothing of the sort happened to me.”

    His next stunt was duping Thames Television into filming his band of “Arab” musicians. “I claimed to be an Arab gynaecologist,” he said. “You should have seen Judith Chalmers’s face when she realised she’d been fooled.” Nevertheless, with no sense of irony the BBC made him co-presenter of Modern Manners on Radio 4. Soon he was combining his anarchic style with the cerebral good humour of Ned Sherrin on Loose Ends.

    (edited) as it does not get any better. BBC will no doubt ignore his obituary here. They have ‘others’ in training.



    • Eddy Booth says:

      Does it say what he died of ?
      Was he jabbed.
      The pesky cookies pop up covered the screen before I got to the end.
      He didn’t out Jimmy Savile – which tells me all I need to know about him as a person. .


  6. StewGreen says:

    writer AL Kennedy fits right in with BBC tickboxes
    Signalling she loves Greenpeace , loves masks, (both in her Twitter icon) black fist too ..and has Mastadon account
    .. hates Trump etc.
    Smear-labelliing anyone that challenges her gang as “FAR RIGHT”
    (A behaviour akin to racist behaviour)
    .. as she cheers on Dan Snow for sneering at Redwood
    (that’s strange cos Redwood is correct)

    Scoffing at the idea that those sceptical of Greendream can have intelligence.

    As ever projection is a libmob characteristic
    She shows she has no idea that a small amount of fossil fuels
    has the same standby power as a big battery project.


    • micknotmike says:

      I’ve heard of batteries. I also know that you can’t put 4% of your requirement in and get 100% out. If some days are going to be 4%, you will need an available output capacity of 196% on other days to even things out (“Flatten the curve” hasn’t been used for a while).
      What is the absolute maximum that these windmills can push out on a windy day?
      The more I interact with the left , the more I realise that most of them are as thick as pigsh1t. Al Kennedy seems to be an outstanding example.
      What they are good at though, is selling snakeoil and getting a lot of my hard-earned to chase imaginary “climate change”.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Sacrifice the kids?



    • atlas_shrugged says:

      What makes me think that the ‘energy crisis’ is manufactured is that our coal fired power stations were dynamited rather than mothballed.


  7. tomo says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      MPs get bumper £2.2k pay rise NEXT MONTH as Britons crippled with eye-watering tax hikes
      MPs are to be given a £2,200 pay rise from next month, as Britons suffer from tax hikes and the continued cost of living crisis.
      15:47, Tue, Mar 1, 2022 | UPDATED: 19:31, Tue, Mar 1, 2022


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Minister blatantly lying to parliament:

      “I would completely debunk this conspiracy theory that there are a whole group of people benefiting financially from the roll out of this vaccine”


  8. tomo says:



  9. Philip_2 says:

    I often wonder how and why and how the US Democrats managed to fund themselves. After SOROS (Open Charity foundation feed for the BBC) and Bill Gate as moneybags of course but often its the shadow world that gets the BBC all excited – as its easy money and no questions asked. And via a charity they invent to launder the money… Crypto is natural choice for some who can spare the odd million tax free.

    FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried accused of ‘massive, years long’ conspiracy to defraud investors

    He posed with The Clintons not that long ago. Obhama too. Alongside Biden and funds to ‘Open Society’ which the BBC uses for ‘recruitment’ for future leaders all benefitted.



    All over the internet. FTX hidden fraud. There will be others! Bidens tax affairs are questionable.


    • Docmarooned says:

      Also do not forget he posed with Bliar as well.


    • Eddy Booth says:

      No you’re wrong : Sam funded the Republicans too. Well at least according to the bbc😀

      “In addition to accusing Mr Bankman-Fried of defrauding lenders, investors and customers, Mr Williams accused him of using “tens of millions” in ill-gotten gains for illegal campaign contributions to Democrats and Republicans alike.”


    • Deborah says:

      Nothing to do with the BBC, but the Daily Mail reports that young Mr Bankman-Fried appealed against being sent to jail on the grounds of being depressed and VEGAN (my caps). However his appeal failed. Just saying.


    • digg says:

      It’s all falling apart and the sooner these fraudsters are dealt with the better, they have frigged a lot of peoples lives for pure gain and greed and used gullible twats to help them like BLM, Ext. Rebellion, just stop oil etc. the list of suspects goes on and on….


  10. tomo says:

    Give this guy a medal (OBE or whatever)


  11. G.W.F. says:

    OK Here is a Christmas competition.
    Every year some smarty in the media points out that Christmas is not really a Christian festival, that it used to be a pagan festival and that December is not the month Jesus was born.

    Who can be the first to identify the moron who makes this observation before Christmas Day?


    • Nibor says:

      Tis the season of goodwill . We must allow the BBC and lib\left to celebrate it in their own way which is them being extra sneering .


  12. Northern Voter says:



  13. Thoughtful says:

    Worth a watch to see the true horror of what the clowns in power have in store for us.


  14. Kaiser says:

    anyone else getting constant RNLI begging adverts

    they seem to be on every other youtube video for me

    must be costing a fortune, maybe there income is slipping for some reason ????


  15. TrickCyclist says:

    Rail strikes on BBC News and BBC London News.
    Everybody they interview at railway stations either:
    (a) Talks only about their day’s journey
    (b) Talks about their day’s journey and adds that they totally support the strikers.


  16. Eddy Booth says:

    Chris Mason: Asylum backlog is complex issue to resolve

    “They want to cut the numbers crossing the Channel in small boats.
    They want to deport asylum seekers whose claims are rejected much more quickly.
    And they want to house asylum seekers whose cases are being worked on more cheaply.
    Because they have concluded it’s a big deal for millions of people
    Let’s be blunt: this is an incredibly difficult and complex issue to resolve, whatever resolution even means on this.”

    Yeah Chris it’s about as difficult as deciding if you want a turd floating in your swimming pool or not.


  17. Sluff says:

    7% of journeys are by rail.
    About the same by bus.
    Which leaves 85% of journeys by car.

    The vast majority spent their day pretty much as usual today. The rail strike made little difference.

    Why does the BBC not interview twelve times more car users than rail users and ask questions such as ‘how many billions of taxpayers money should be spent subsidising a Victorian transport technology?’ Or ‘why are rail subsidies not diverted to be spent filling in potholes on the roads?

    It would certainly make for impartial balance.
    But it would not fit the agenda.
    So it won’t happen.


  18. tomo says:

    *That* is how to hold a thuggish loony lefty’s feet to the fire – fine job


  19. tomo says:

    That BBC executive bent property dealing tale is getting noticed….

    A colourful chap by the sound of it



  20. tomo says:

    The ordure meeting the air stirrer?

    Surely one for the BBC reality check crew?


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC report that gender jab gap has increased.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Please see post earlier about a Minister (and feel free to vote if you ever sign in to Twatter)

      Minister blatantly lying to parliament:


  21. tomo says:

    double legal gay marriage !

    yeah, let’s hear it from Joe


    • theisland says:

      Tucker must be wrong about Biden and Harris because Starmer – our noble and righteous PM in waiting – declared their election and inauguration to be “a new era of decency, integrity and compassion in the White House” and “a victory for hope over hate, and a real moment for optimism in the US and around the world.”
      (Ref: Hansard).
      As the bBC will confirm – Starmer never lies.


  22. Zephir says:

    BBC gob at it again, despite impartiality rules, but will still take the money no doubt:

    “BBC pundit Gary Lineker brands the US an ‘extraordinarily racist country’ as ex-England ace doubles down on his criticism of anti-LGBT Qatar… by swiping at the next World Cup hosts.”



    • Zephir says:

      Maybe some deep south Louisianan redneck tooled up football pundits in the studio with Lineker at the next world cup in the US would make for some engaging TV and lively discussion ?

      “what a pretty mouth”


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Zephir

      Lineker paid millions to comment on football, stick to football – thats what he’s paid to do

      I dont come into work and take the knee in reception for example, or as I call it take the P


  23. Zephir says:

    To all bbc far left, anti semitic, racist, sexist white males and the advertising industry and FIFA:

    Please immediately give up your jobs, pensions, your wives and mistresses and your kids’ college places and hand them over to black men.

    Practice what you preach.

    Then, we may regard your racism, which it seems only applies to others outside your racist organisations, with a little less contempt (maybe).


  24. andyjsnape says:

    1st April report, well it must be

    Calls for push payment scam refunds for all

    “All victims who are tricked into sending money to scammers should be refunded by their banks, a consumer group has said”

    Sorry I didn’t understand when someone asked me to give them my bank details! Eg put the phone down, or buy a whistle and blow it down the phone, shame for the recipient


    • digg says:

      They would not be refunded by the banks, they would be refunded by all the banks sensible customers who are not so gullible. Extrapolated, if I drop my wallet in the street with £500 quid in it, I just pop round my neighbours who are then obliged by law to chip in to refund me,


  25. JohnC says:

    Quick look at the BBC news. First article I check:

    Hopes inflation figures will show price rises have peaked

    A ‘live’ update article no less. I cannot think of a single reason why this topic needs hourly updates. This new technique by the BBC to keep a story current by allowing all manner of niff-naff to be pushed as a main headline is ALWAYS agenda based – even if the reason might not be obvious at first.

    First the headline rings a bell because it is a bit strangely worded. Looking at it, you realise it doesn’t mean prices have peaked at all : it means the rate of them increasing has peaked and they are still going up just as fast. I bet that <10% of readers realise that.

    Now we get to the article. Banner pic at the top is a black woman shopping. A 1 in 60 chance from the population.

    Then we have 'Ramzan Karmali' (1 in 10 chance) reporting how 'Jarrod Ayling' (1 in 10 chance) has to pay his staff more because ' staff told him they were struggling to pay bills and some had asked for advances.'.

    And of course he blames Brexit.

    The whole article is much the same load of selective and vague tosh like this : 'a survey by the TSB bank suggests many have been turning to debt to cover these bills.' suggests ?. many ?.

    And this:
    'Academics say that will cause anxiety and have an impact on mental health and, as people cut back on food and heating, it could affect physical health too.'

    It's clear someone has decided what the 'live' topic is going to be then the rest of the drones are tasked to come up with anything they can to fill it.

    Meanwhile the huge EU corruption story is noteable by it's absence when it should have been the 'live update' news for days now. The latest headline from the BBC is 'EU corruption scandal: MEP denies Qatar bribery after €1.5m seized'. Boris didn't get headlines to deny it when he was near a bottle of wine last Xmas.

    And I just read the 4 who have been charged:

    Eva Kaili. Who is a prominent socialist. Not mentioned by the BBC.
    Ms Kaili's partner, Francesco Giorgi, who is a parliamentary assistant.
    Former MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri, who now runs human rights group Fight Impunity.
    Niccolò Figa-Talamanca. He runs lobby group No Peace Without Justice

    Oh dear. All far-Left. No wonder the BBC don't want us to see it or make it into a big story. That might open the whole can of worms and affect BBC funding from the EU when they manage to get us back in it.


  26. JohnC says:

    Next I see on the UK front page is:
    School gets £50,000 donations after BBC News report.

    I’ve lost the will to go into it in any detail but suffice to say it’s full of picture like this:

    By these two:

    Nothing against those children – but at the BBC these ‘victims’ are ALWAYS BAME. Are all white people rich now ?.

    Blatent and deliberate racist discrimination by the BBC which is now absolutely normal.

    I can’t take any more. Maybe I’ll have a look at the other news later.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Free school meals for Bradford primary after public donates £50,000

      FREE ….. £50K
      £50K …. FREE
      FREE ….. £50K
      £50K …. FREE


      Denis MacShane. Denis MacShane (Labour) was jailed for six months on 23 December 2013 for expenses fraud, after admitting submitting 19 fake receipts amounting to £12,900, making him the fifth MP to get a prison sentence as a result of the scandal.


  27. Fedup2 says:

    They had a blue labour MP who is chair of the treasury committee to talk about a report . Apparently those on benefits are getting an additional £950? One off hand out at the end of 2023 …. She wanted to warn that this might ‘disincentivise ‘ the feckless and benefits junkies from getting a job ….

    … but nick cared less about this . He wanted to get the MP to say she either didn’t want the N’h’s angels to get a huge pay rise or did want then to get the cash ( and close a few wards to pay for it ) …..
    She didn’t fall for his game . To Robinson it is all a swamp game . He doesn’t give a damn . He just wants a scalp . I’ve said before I consider him a c word – there’s no better word in the English language …..
    He brings his mental issues to work …. And listeners – who might want to be bettter informed – suffer for it . I’m glad I’ll never meet him ….


    • Sluff says:

      Yeah, that was disgusting.
      She came on as her committee is about to publish a report revealing the genuine issue that you get £950 or nothing. So some near the ‘cliff edge’ working could be £949 worse off than someone sitting at home on their a***.
      Toenails wasn’t interested, he was just trying to back her into a corner for his ‘gotcha’ moment.
      How I would have really liked to hear her do an anti-BBC ‘Mick Lynch’ routine at that point.


  28. Guest Who says:

    Not a term that would have been used in Sopes’ days.


  29. andyjsnape says:

    Cancer research victim’s descendant leads medical campaign

    Some American problem, luckily we have the bBC to inform us

    Guess it makes the bBC more relevant to the minority due to colour of skin “reporting”


  30. Guest Who says:

    Easy to see why she is in every tv studio.

    If not excuse.


  31. Guest Who says:

    Scientists who find.


    • Fedup2 says:

      That has got to be contender for tweet of the year . I hope the scientist explorers were not whitee men – preferably coloured female Muslim scientists ….


    • MarkyMark says:



    • JohnC says:

      One has to wonder why they were looking for them.

      It’s my experience that academics are usually a bit odd upstairs. It’s why they stayed in education instead of joining the real world.


    • digg says:

      My god that means that reptile shops in Rotherham are no longer safe spaces for snakes does it?


  32. Guest Who says:

    Newsnight. The beacon in the bbc crown.

    Just ask the McAlpines.


  33. Fedup2 says:

    BBC full on Morocco Muslim love in today . The French will be dealing with the ‘tebbit test ‘ of Moroccan ‘French ‘ supporting which team …. I suspect I know the answer – the French have Moroccans – we have pakis and Indians ….

    It will be mostly warm in the streets of Paris tonight ….


    • MarkyMark says:

      Morocco holds 75% of the phosphate reserves of the world, and is ranked third in the world in its production. Other minerals extracted with increasing rate of production are barite, clays, cobalt, copper, fluorspar, iron ore, lead, salt, silver, talc, and zinc.




  34. Guest Who says:

    Sure. In all sorts of unique ways.


  35. andyjsnape says:

    How a British special forces raid went wrong, and a young family paid the price

    How it went wrong!

    1) supporting the anti British, bbc


    • MarkyMark says:

      When British special forces raided a family home in Afghanistan in 2012, they killed two young parents and gravely wounded their infant sons. A BBC investigation has revealed that special forces command didn’t refer the incident to military police and it was never investigated, until now. In Afghanistan, a family is still trying to heal.

      Bacha bāzī (Persian: بچه بازی, lit. “boy play”;[1] from بچه bacheh, “boy”, and بازی bazi “play, game”) is a slang term used in Afghanistan[2][3] for a custom in Afghanistan involving child sexual abuse by older men of young adolescent males or boys, called dancing boys, often involving sexual slavery and child prostitution.[4] Though outlawed, bacha bazi is still practiced in certain regions of Afghanistan.[5][6][3] Force and coercion are common, and security officials state they are unable to end such practices and that many of the men involved in bacha bazi are powerful and well-armed warlords.[7][8][9]

      During the Afghan Civil War (1996–2001), bacha bazi carried the death penalty under Taliban law.[10] Under the post-Taliban government, the practice of dancing boys was illegal under Afghan law, but the laws were seldom enforced against powerful offenders, and police had reportedly been complicit in related crimes.[11][12] Despite international concern and its illegality, the practice continued under the post-Taliban government.[13][14]

      A controversy arose after allegations surfaced that U.S. government forces in Afghanistan after the invasion of the country deliberately ignored bacha bazi.[15] The U.S. military responded by claiming the abuse was largely the responsibility of the “local Afghan government”.[16]
      Taliban ban women from parks and funfairs in Afghan capital
      This article is more than 1 month old
      Women ‘bored and fed-up’ at being forced to stay home after latest edict which has hit business hard

      Taliban guards standing watch next to an empty ferris wheel ride at the Zazai Park on the outskirts of Kabul.
      Taliban guards standing watch next to an empty ferris wheel ride at the Zazai Park on the outskirts of Kabul. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images
      Agence France-Presse in Kabul
      Thu 10 Nov 2022 09.21 GMT

      “In response, NATO invoked Article V of its Treaty, for the first and only time in its history,

      and the United Kingdom, amongst others, joined America in going into Afghanistan on a mission to extirpate Al Qaeda in that country

      and to do whatever we could to stabilise Afghanistan, in spite of all the difficulties and challenges we knew that we would face.

      And we succeeded in that core mission.


      • JohnC says:

        What a shame they never investigate exactly what ISIS and the Taliban have done to give these stories some context.

        As far as the average BBC viewer knows, the worst thing the Taliban ever did was stop poor young girls playing football.

        All the misandrist BBC want to do is attack everything they perceive as white-male-dominated through sheer spite.


        • MarkyMark says:

          First Islam came for your religion … it took your religion and blended it with Arab culture, you did not worry.

          Then Islam came for your lands … and you stood your ground and sent decapitated heads back. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Siege_of_Malta

          Then Islam came for your literature … and your police protected the burning of Satanic Verses in the streets under Freedom of Speech banner. (Renewed Fatwa 2016)

          Then Islam came for your cartoons … and your media refused to laugh at the madness because it would hurt feelings.

          Then Islam came for your beer … and your media said how wonderful it would be if no one drank.

          Then Islam came for your children … and you stood silent as 1400+ raped kids over 16 years in 1 town with 0 BBC coverage.

          Then Islam came for your freedom to vote/democracy … and you gave them your ballot box so you did not appear racist.

          Then Islam came for your institutions … and you celebrated the diversity of it all and called everyone else racist.

          Then Islam came for your jobs … by removing anyone who criticised Islam at ASDA in jun2019.

          Then Islam, when everything in the UK was Islamic … Islam started fighting Islam because Sunni and Shiite don’t work .. see Yemen in 2019.



  36. Fedup2 says:

    EUReich Watch
    Vice president of the EU stripped of immunity because she allegedly used the King Charles method of obtaining cash – suit cases from Arabs ……
    One of the many reasons the British got Fedup with the EU was the corruption . We prefer good British alleged corruption ( Michelle £ mone ) versus the Diego frog EU version …

    I wonder if they’ll silence those dumb enough to get caught ….?


  37. MarkyMark says:

    People feared dead after migrant boat incident
    3 minutes ago

    Today the BBC journalists Michael Keohan and Colin Campbell released a shocking report on the channel crossings. It showed people smugglers selling their wares brazenly in the migrant camps and many children living in unsafe and dangerous conditions, as well as—this is breathtaking—a free French public bus service that migrants can use to travel directly from the camps to the Dunkirk departure beaches. Will my right hon. Friend allow a statement on the issue of tackling the small boat crossings and the Government’s response in their work with France?







  38. Guest Who says:

    Getty and those Businesses that are only ever in the of color.


  39. MarkyMark says:

    Russia with Simon Reeve
    BBC Two, Sunday 1 October 2017
    This programme suggested that many reindeer populations are in steep decline because of climate change. It would have been more accurate to say that many reindeer populations are threatened by it.




  40. Guest Who says:

    Other cheek fails to engage brain before running centre piece #prasnews


    IN OTHER BbC ‘news’…


    Note: but one ‘story’ of a scab load.


    • MarkyMark says:



    • MarkyMark says:

      Lord Tony Hall to earn £532,000 as new BBC boss by drawing pension on top of salary
      New BBC director-general,Tony Hall, has already been drawing his BBC pension for a year.

      By Gordonrayner
      22 November 2012 • 10:00pm


  41. AsISeeIt says:

    Criticism from both sides malarky edition

    Our long standing British tradition of sending Christmas cards may be dealt a fatal blow this year by the postal strikes but the pugnacious rail union boss delivers an absolute gift to our BBC: Mick Lynch: RMT leader hits out at BBC train strikes coverage – you see, our national broadcaster isn’t biased to the left afterall

    Just for balance – of course the Beeb is more than happy to report the flat capped bruiser’s Peaky Blinder of a performance on the Today programme: In a heated exchange…The boss of the UK’s biggest rail union has accused the BBC of showing bias in its coverage of the rail strikes… Mick Lynch refused to answer how much pay union members had lost through strike action. He accused the BBC of “parroting” the right-wing press… He went on: “What I do find annoying Mishal is that you put these lines that are directly taken from the propaganda from the other side…” Husain concluded the interview by saying: “They’re called questions.” The BBC declined to comment on the exchange.

    We now go over to that so-called right wing press (as marxist Mick Lynch and the BBC would tend to term it)

    The Daily Mail serves up appeasement to patriotic conservatism with an unlikely to be fulfilled Rishi promise: I’ll fix ‘appalling’ asylum farce – Rishi promises… they are like sugary mince pie crust (easily broken)

    Cf. Rishi Sunak U-turn tracker – all the new Prime Minister’s screeching changes. The new Prime Minister has only had a brief stint in Downing Street so far but he has already U-turned on major pledges made during the Tory leadership campaign…

    Just days after taking office No10 said the new Prime Minister had no plans to attend the key climate summit in Egypt… But in a last-minute climbdown Mr Sunak said: “I will attend COP27 next week… there is no long-term prosperity without action on climate change”

    During his failed bid for No10 against Liz Truss in the summer, Mr Sunak outlined his proposals to tackle the record NHS backlog… This included a controversial plan to fine patients £10 for missed GP and hospital appointments. “I will charge people who waste valuable NHS time,” he declared… Abandoning the policy, a No10 spokeswoman said: “We have listened to GPs and health leaders, and have acknowledged that now is not the right time to take this policy”

    The ex-Chancellor pledged in the summer to use cruise ships to house asylum seekers while their claims are processed as part of an immigration plan. But No10 confirmed the idea had been dropped, with the PM’s spokesman saying he was “not aware of any plans” to use disused ships.

    In a pledge unveiled during the summer’s leadership contest, Mr Sunak vowed to review all 2,400 EU laws still on the statue book during his first 100 days in Government… But the Financial Times reported Mr Sunak’s U-turn last week, claiming the “Brexit Delivery Department” would not be created. The target of 100 days will also be missed, it was added. (all quoted from the Mirror as at 8th December; therefore this short list of extracts from their long list highlight just the about turn backtracking that may have upset conservatives – also further U-turns or 360s may well have occurred since last week)

    We know how the over-loaded asylum system is fixable – the government will quietly just grant asylum.

    As for the remainder of the right wing press…

    The Times can hardly be described as a staunch balwark of conservatism these days – on the frontpage Anna Murphy tells us: Why a pencil skirt is my party item; there’s a big puff for the platitudinous show of sending back the lastest surge of Albanians – in a year or two; and some Daily Mirror-style shroud waving about the NHS strikes: Lives are at risk, nurses’ leaders tell union chiefs – I for one am unsure who’s side we’re on there? I thought the nurses were now led by their union bosses?

    We do admire those occasional funny and ironic awkward frontpage juxtapositions of press items. The Ukraine’s foreign flag flying brazenly at their masthead the Daily Express pleads: Can we have our country back, please – that headline moaning about militant unions holding the nation to “ransom

    The Sun does admittedly stick the boot into bully boy Grynch Lynch in typical concise form: You’ve lost it Lynch

    But what of the left wing press, eh Mick? Are they on your side?

    The big hearted Mirror goes with: Union leader’s plea for public support in their battle to protect our NHS… Nurses: we’re doing this for you

    One’s mind turns to that familiar reassurance of the medic – this is going to hurt just a bit.

    Or perhaps, you’ll just feel a small prick?

    More news of that mistaken covid mass vaccination policy will, I’m sure, emerge in due time – if not in the UK, then elsewhere. Inevitably the truth will out: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he plans to petition the state’s Supreme Court to convene a grand jury to investigate “any and all wrongdoing” with respect to the Covid-19 vaccines. (CNBC)

    The Guardian, the sensible big sister who’s been to Uni, to the Labour-supporting Mirror, in a: Special report would have us fret over: Revealled 33 hours inside an NHS on the brink… Call handlers at the London ambulance service – naturally, as black as your hat. I’ll put you on hold for a moment while I’m racking my brain to recall a time when the NHS wasn’t on the blink – despite all our third world volunteers running the thing for us

    The globalist supranational statist FT warns against any hint of Thatcherite tendencies: Bailey warns No10 on perils of going too far in drive to deregulate the City

    The left-leaning ‘i’ distracts us with: Women-only sex parties are booming …and many of the guests have a husband or boyfriend at home

    On the migrant issue: Pontins revolt: Tory backlash at plan to house migrants in holiday camp – as a sometime proponent of the catchphrase – here’s one for the teenagers – I’m guessing that Pontins reference will sail over the heads of the ‘i’ target millennial audience.

    So, sorry Mick, not even the left-leaners are trying to justify your rail strikers. But you’ve helped the BBC pretend its fair and balanced and getting that old criticism from both sides malarky.


    • MarkyMark says:

      ” Pontins revolt: Tory backlash at plan to house migrants in holiday camp”


      As the fleet approaches the Suez Canal, Egyptian military forces fire a warning shot, causing the fleet to steer south, around the Cape of Good Hope. To the surprise of observers, the apartheid regime of South Africa floats out barges of food and supplies, which the migrants throw overboard. The international press is thrilled, believing the rejection of these supplies to be a political statement against the apartheid South African regime. Western leaders, confident the migrants will accept supplies from their “more virtuous” nations, organize a supply mission, funded by governments, charities, rock stars and major churches, to meet the migrants off São Tomé. However, the fleet does not stop for these barges either, and when a worker from the Pope’s barge attempts to board one of the ships, he is strangled and thrown overboard. The press attempts to contain coverage of the murder.



    • Fedup2 says:

      As I see it – I think your depiction of comrade Lynch as a ‘peaky blinder ‘ a cultural insult . Comrade Lynch smacks of a lundun heritage born with a hateful chip in his mouth …

      As I wrote yesterday comrade Lynch did not get a fair airing from HRH meeeshall – but I do sympathise with her having to speak to such pleby riff raff ….

      BTW – I caught a stat that 90 % of nurses maybe be described as ‘non male ‘…. Surely for equality street – there should by 50% male types ….. where is the outrage ?where is the anger …. Where is the government strategy ? Plan ? Target ? To achieve 50% non female nurses? They should be obese in the same measure of course – with the same number of serial murderers ….


  42. MarkyMark says:

    The epilogue reveals that the story was written in the last holdout of the Western world, Switzerland, but international pressure from the new governments, isolating it as a rogue state for not opening its borders, along with internal pro-migrant elements, force it to capitulate as well. Mere hours from the border opening, the author dedicates the book to his grandchildren, in the hopes they will grow up in a world where they will not be ashamed of him for writing such a book.



  43. MarkyMark says:

    The law, if passed, would allow the government to ignore the European Court of Human Rights’ blocking of deportation flights, allowing them to resume immediately. Gullis shrewdly draws comparisons to David Davis’s successful battle against the ECHR to ban prisoner voting, which the court had ruled was a breach of human rights.

    When pressed yesterday by Simon Clarke whether he’d move against the ECHR should his latest anti-small boats policy fail, Rishi sheepishly dodged the question. Now the party bigwigs are moving to do just that. Popcorn at the ready…


  44. Sluff says:

    On Toady, an extended piece ( not part of the sports report) from Mischal Hussein about Morocco in the World Cup semi final. The key point, as defined by our Mischal, is that this will be wonderful for all Arabs and Muslims. Got that ? Arabs and Muslims. The BBC want you to know this wonderful news. There was even an attempt to shoehorn in memories of evil colonialism as Morocco was under French protection until 1956.
    Well, they might have beaten us the other night but I can hear myself shouting ‘Allez France’.

    All together now.
    Allons enfants de la Pattie, le jour de gloire est arrive……..


    • Nibor says:

      All Arabs and Muslim asylum seekers can go to Arab or Muslim countries for protection .
      Oh wait ..


  45. Guest Who says:

    I, too, am a parent.

    The BBC does of course not speak for me.

    And hence I do not pay the tvl.


  46. Fedup2 says:

    Wow Reith Lecture

    This one is on ‘freedom from want ‘. You might guess the sermon . Delivered by a druggie alcoholic angry Scotsman – half an hour of the words of comrade Corbyn . BBC heaven ….

    It wasn’t a lecture – it was a rant


    • tomo says:

      I understand from a short segment on R4 I heard last week that they’ve not always been able to persuade anybody to do the Reith Lectures so they’ve been skipped …

      Answer obviously is to drop da bar and geddown widdah yoof

      – I suspect that Gregor Fisher in character as Rab Nesbitt would made a better fist of it.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Tomo – the chap doing this gig made some points which will lead to more BBC gigs – but his accusation that politicians of All Sides do not represent The People – might get him cancelled ….
        However … I think the BBC will use him to demonstrate ‘balance ‘ although as I listened carefully – I just heard another effing Marxist – with the usual angry Scottish accent …


  47. micknotmike says:

    Nothing to do with the bbc, but I’d be surprised if this doesn’t bring some cheer :-
    I popped into the office yesterday, and the hot (Pun intended) topic of conversation was the electric car drivers complaining that they daren’t use their car heaters on the way into work due to the risk of further depleting the range of their already inefficient batteries.
    Now tell me that this is the future…..


  48. Jeff says:

    Thus far I’ve managed to avoid watching a single match of this world cup.

    The initial reason was that I just couldn’t stomach England’s kneelers and that sour-face, pontificating bore, Gareth Southgate, makes my skin crawl. However, tonight it’s France versus Morocco.

    As an Englishman, passionate about our history and culture, I find it difficult to support our oldest enemy, but this is different…

    Moroccan supporters have torched great swathes of Paris, they’ve even kicked off in London…and this is after they have won, FFS! These Muzzies need putting back in their box.

    So, much as it pains me, it’s fingers crossed for a French victory over this heathen, uncivilised horde.

    Vive la France…


    • MarkyMark says:

      A reader in Bradford recalled asking a West Yorkshire officer on the street that day why the various “Muslim community leaders” weren’t being arrested for incitement to murder. The officer said they’d been told to “play it cool”. The calls for blood got more raucous. My correspondent asked his question again. The policeman told him to “F— off, or I’ll arrest you.”


    • Zephir says:

      Same here


    • TrickCyclist says:

      “You must hate a Frenchman, as you do the devil.”
      – Horatio Nelson


  49. andyjsnape says:

    People feared dead after migrant boat incident

    major search
    heartfelt thoughts

    Just a few lovely words in the report.

    Maybe i’ll get in the doctors, maybe a few houses available to rent, maybe We Have Had Enough


    • MarkyMark says:

      Dover MP Natalie Elphicke told the Commons that the BBC’s “shocking report” contained the “breath-taking” disclosure of free French public bus services being used to ferry migrants from camps to Dunkirk beaches.



      As Martin Wolf, the chief economics commentator of the financial times, says: ‘The desirability of sizeable immigration is a matter more of values than of economics. It is not a choice between wealth and poverty, but of the sort of country one desires to inhabit.’



    • Eddy Booth says:

      ‘The boat is likely to have been carrying migrants risking the crossing from France, a day after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced new measures to “stop the boats”.’

      Sunak rushed them to thier demise.
      If only they’d waited for the thaw😀

      “Nearly 45,000 people have made journey this year so far.”

      Corner shop English

      Rubber dinghy?
      No no no! unacceptable
      Small boat is the woke speak.

      Icing on the cake -would be a RNLi lifeboat sinking in the rescue!

      “The BBC’s Simon Jones said 460 people made the journey from France to Kent in small boats between Friday and Sunday.”

      BBC quoting BBC..
      wonderful journalism


      • Fedup2 says:

        Surely the heartless government should provide funding for swimming lessons for Albanians in France as a health and safety measure ?
        ( sorry – my compassion gene was removed long ago with regard to channel enemy invaders )…


        • Zephir says:

          Comment I saw this morning:

          “A child fell and injured his leg in our local school the other week. He lay there freezing cold and unable to be moved. The ambulance advised it would take up to 14 hours !. Eventually , as he was going down hill fast the ambulance came from another area after four hours of waiting. I know this happens to old people as well which is disgusting. Strange that there were ambulances attending for this totally avoidable ( and illegal ) emergency isn’t it. “


  50. MarkyMark says:

    On Tuesday researchers confirmed they have overcome a major barrier – producing more energy from a fusion experiment than was put in.

    “The experiment was only able to produce enough energy to boil about 15-20 kettles and required billions of dollars of investment. And although the experiment got more energy out than the laser put in, this did not include the energy needed to make the lasers work – which was far greater than the amount of energy the hydrogen produced.