401 Responses to Midweek 4 January 2023

  1. JohnC says:

    I do believe I’m first !!. Where’s my coconut ?.

    Anyway, back to business. The BBC front page is so full of agenda today, I almost just closed it in disgust. As I do so often these days.

    However, this caught my eye:
    US House in chaos after Kevin McCarthy loses speaker votes

    So I took a look to see how entirely negative it was. And it was. But I did note they said:

    ‘The start of a new Congress was supposed to be a victory lap for the Republican Party as it took control of the lower chamber following November’s elections. Instead …’

    So to be accurate, the BBC chose NOT to report that the Republicans have taken control of the house – but DID choose to report they are having trouble choosing a speaker.

    Well BBC, they WILL choose a speaker and the real story you chose not to tell will still be true. So suck it up.

    And who is the seasoned reporter who is covering such weighty articles do I hear you ask ?.
    This one:


    • Fedup2 says:

      Good for you JohnC – as for the BBC reporter – she seems ideal for the role – young – therefore inexperienced and easily moulded to what the BBC expects – set in the Springster class of 2020- ready to do the rounds of BBC jobs . News reading at 4 in the morning – bit of wimmins hour ( how tough it is being a wimmin ) – break through to TV – ‘ country walks with XX’ – one show – talk show – celebrity thing – heaven ……


      • Guest Who says:

        Saz building a new team post Sopes and BS?

        Lurch needs to go even more TDS to avoid the cut. And maybe follow Sam Brinton on style.


    • harry142857 says:

      BBC shoo in, ex Washington Post, ex Guardian and some award, excellence in Social Media.

      Not biased at all.


    • Guest Who says:

      One for the selective Ms. Epstein?


    • StewGreen says:

      Dramaqueen ?

      “Aug 1, 2022 Today is my first day as a National Reporter for @BBCNews North America”
      Seems before then she specialised in anti-Trump articles for Business Insider
      Why did the BBC recruit her ?

      “Oct 5, 2021 A small bit of personal news:
      I’m now a senior politics reporter for @BusinessInsider !”
      she held a lower position before.


    • digg says:

      I have noticed that a number of BBC channels have launched a raft of repair stuff rubbish, make stuff from old tat rubbish. in the mould of repair shop.

      What do all these mushrooming shows have apart from riding on the back of successful shows?

      Yep mostly black female presenters.

      Its a bleeding industry at the BBC. The shows must be being invented mainly to provide a diverse space for all the new diverse recruits.

      Self implosion usually follows these mad poorly thought out crap ideas!


    • vlad says:


      The biased BBC understands nothing. The fact that the ‘corporate candidate’ wasn’t a shoo-in is a good sign that democracy is alive and well in the Republican party; that at least some politicians are fighting back against the the deep state, the RINOs, the establishment candidates, the career politicians, the Swamp.
      As one Representative put it: “If you want to drain the swamp, you cannot put the biggest alligator in charge of the exercise.”


    • NCBBC says:

      The GOP is trying to have a speaker that does want a RINO group that simply goes along with just to get along.

      If the GOP can elect someone other then McCarthy, they might be able to get to some sort of MAGA. And then the bottom of what happened in the Cov2 “incident” and the ongoing political scandal of Climate Change..

      It is now becoming apparent that the vax is causing more infections and deaths then occurring in the unvaccinated.

      Dr John Campbell

      It was sad to see that the faith that John had in peer reviewed papers in top journals such as Nature and the LNCT destroyed. He no longer trusts them. Lots more.

      Then also the push back against Climate Change by real knowledgable scientists.

      Dr Wllie Soon.

      Real fun seeing him in action.

      It is a tax payer funded broadcaster such as the BBC that should educate instead of being left wing misleading agitprop.


  2. taffman says:

    “Rishi Sunak wants all pupils to study maths to age 18”
    Is that so they can count the true number of illegal invaders breaking into our nation ?
    Mr Sunak, this country needs leadership!


  3. Deborah says:

    I switched on the tv at 5.58 yesterday BBC1 for the headlines. There was a trailer for something on Radio 5 on BBC Sounds and one of its topics would be climate change, (Sorry my mind just switched off to the exact words as I knew I wouldn’t be tuning in). Then there was a trailer for Marie Antoinette streaming on iplayer. The BBC had to show two women kissing. All so agenda driven. It may be a while before I even contemplate BBC headlines again.


  4. vlad says:

    More diversity and enrichment throughout Europe that the lying BBC won’t tell you about.


    • taffman says:

      Heading this way soon ?


    • theisland says:


      Georg Pazdersk, former AfD parliamentary group leader in the Berlin House of Representatives, wrote: “When are we finally going to admit that we have a huge problem with young male migrants from archaic societies who don’t want to integrate. Silencing the problem means continuing to promote it.”

      In a statement released by the AfD, the party wrote, “Anarchy reigned in Berlin on New Year’s Eve. It was a first foretaste of future everyday life in German cities because although the authorities and the press are adamantly silent when it comes to the specific naming of the perpetrators, the countless videos of that night speak volumes: They are young, violent men with a southern appearance who hardly speak German. And not only can they immigrate unhindered, they also get paid for a nice life by the traffic-light government with tax money.

      The conclusion that is now being drawn from the riots is as typical as it is naïve: a ban on firecrackers and cameras on the rescue vehicles should fix it. As if the corresponding clientele would be impressed by these measures. There is only one effective remedy against such scenes: finally protect the borders and deport criminal migrants immediately.”


  5. andyjsnape says:

    bBC still flogging The Apprentice, only 17 series old

    The Apprentice 2023 – Meet the candidates of series 17

    It does seem to keep flogging a lot of its tried and tested programmes, maybe something new for 2023?


    • Scroblene says:

      I guess that for an organisation/local authority which still considers ‘Mrs Brown’s boys’ as ‘humour’, a few more repeats of tired old progs and formats is pretty much on the cards, Andy!


    • Mart says:

      New program from the BBC featuring Dom Chinea called Make it at Market. Sadly, I’ve watched 2 episodes, its absolute garbage. It is typical TV childish pap and Dom Chinea is way better than this program needs. Watch him on YouTube where his real passion for engineering shines through.


    • Philip_2 says:

      The BBC is so dire they are dragging up old BBC TV shows.
      BBC applied to OFCOM to drag up its back library, the ones they have not deleted already. OFCOM gave permission to put its old stuff on BBC iPlayer. You can read that request here as pdf…
      (As usual OFCOM gives what the BBC wants…)

      Click to access statement-archive-content-BBC-iPlayer.pdf

      However if you want genuine comedy that the BBC will not want to air – as they will find it ‘offensive’ then there is a fantastic archive of old BBC radio humour (before it was banned) and shunned as being funny..

      (I doubt any of this will get an airing on BBC iPlayer)
      As British Humour is brain DEAD at the BBC!

      A trip down memory lane here: BRITISH COMEDY (as it was then). Enjoy. https://rokitradio.com

      You can find (some) old BBC shows up there (different each day), aired in American radio (so they often have US Ads often for the period. Fag Ads, Petrol Ads, Fairy Soap. etc.

      As for BBC iPlayer. I never watch any of it – if I can avoid it. it is too depressing and will be full of ‘alerts’ and ‘warnings’ as they do already. BBC must be desperate to ‘compete’ when they (said) they had lost most of the early recordings and TV shows. Even the ‘Two Ronnies’ must be too ‘hot’ for the BBC now without a dire health warning…!


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Lord Sugar needs to get his hand in his pocket. £250,000 doesn’t buy what it used to.


  6. andyjsnape says:

    Ukraine was sea-change for openness – GCHQ head

    “US intelligence chief Avril Haines says open intelligence is important in this age of easily-spread misinformation”

    bBC mentions misinformation – well lets face it they would know from the worlds most trusted 🙂


  7. Guest Who says:

    BBC breakfast is where I go for news.


    • Scroblene says:

      Maybe the BBC could ask the question, “How many diversity officers does it take to kill a patient”?


      • JohnC says:

        You could argue that these totally non-diverse ‘diversity officers’ (who are nearly all black) kill patients because they force people to take on staff for reasons not related to how good they are at their job.

        I will hazard a guess that decisions taken as a result of ‘diversity directives’ will cause one extra death per dozen officers per year.


    • taffman says:

      Blame the Welsh Assembly and the so called “Trusts”.


  8. Guest Who says:



  9. G says:

    Our Justin Rowlatt’s continuing inaccurate rant this morning?

    “The warmest year on record”. What climate reporter would utter that totally and complete lie?

    Our Black Broadcasting Corporation’s Climate Reporter.

    To be expected: it is becoming tedious now.


  10. Northern Dreamer says:

    Re maths education up to 18, the basic maths requirement to be numerically competent in this country should be taught/instilled by the age of 11.

    Year on year we have seen more A, A*,A** grades in GCE’s, I think this was achieved by lowering the pass grades, not by better teaching.

    my plan
    1. learn tables up to 12 by rote/repetition
    2. learn tables up to 12 by rote/repetition
    3. learn tables up to 12 by rote/repetition
    4. learn tables up to 12 by rote/repetition

    modern teaching methods have a lot to answer for.


    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:


      I remember learning how to solve quadratic equations.
      The only time I’ve ever had to use this knowledge is in maths exams.


      • Zephir says:

        I’m still waiting too

        Minus b plus or minus the square root of b squared minus four ac over two a

        I live in hope though…


        • Greencoat says:

          The country doesn’t need more pointless ‘education’ or voodoo ‘initiatives’ – we need a tidal wave of old-fashioned decency and commonsense.


          • Scroblene says:

            I spent ages trying to learn how to calculate ‘Standard Deviation’ in stats, and even after forty odd years, I’ve never understood why its used!


            • Solomon Grundy says:

              The standard deviation is akin to an inch, an all-purpose measure that can be used for any distribution.

              For a normal distribution (the bell curve), a score of one standard deviation above the mean is set at the 84th percentile. Two standard deviations above the mean is set at the 98th percentile. Three standard deviations from the mean marks the bottom and top one thousandth of a distribution.

              In short, as a measure of distance from the mean, one standard deviation means “big”, two standard deviations means “very big” and three standard deviations means “huge”.

              The explanation above is taken from “The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life” by by RJ Herrnstein and C Murray.

              Hard work but well worth a read.


    • Mrs Kitty says:

      It’s not just the U.K., here in France when paying with cash and the youngsters look at the monitor to work out how much change to give you and never but never hand over the odd change as that will totally throw them.


    • Mart says:

      I’ve mild dyslexia but managed to have a career in engineering all without a single school qualification. Maths, we don’t need no stinking maths.


    • Sluff says:

      It’s worse than you think.
      A level grades are determined by a decision as to what % of students should get what grades. As, to be fair, announced, the boundaries were set ‘generously’ this year in the aftermath of covid.

      But what is interesting is to find out where the boundaries actually are.
      For example, try this

      Click to access AQA-A-LEVEL-GDE-BDY-JUN-2022.PDF

      For this exam board an E grade can be obtained in some subjects with as low a mark as 12%!!!!!!!

      A mark of as little as 50% will get you a respectable B grade in some subjects. Other exam. boards are similar.

      I’m thinking of taking an A level in Chinese. I know nothing about the language of course but if I spell my name right and use a bit of common sense and general knowledge, why, I might squeeze a pass.


    • Philip_2 says:

      BBC approves of higher maths.



  11. Ian Rushlow says:

    Rishi’s new maths exam question:

    Q: A Vulnerable Person ™ e.g. 22 yo member of the Albanian mafia, wants to come to Britain to continue his career. He needs £5000 for a ticket to meet the RNLI tax service in the Channel, £75 a night for a stay in a 4 star hotel, three square meals a day, a Netflix subscription, a new iPhone, an immediately available doctor, dental treatment, £30 a day spending money. How much does he need altogether?

    A: Nothing. The British tax payer will foot the bill.


    • Fedup2 says:

      If X is the amount of time to fool Y ( number of people ) – how long does it take to fool Z ( all of the people ) .

      Show your working – state within 3 decimal places .


      • Fedup2 says:

        If a presidential candidate spends his time in a bunker – never does press conferences – never campaigns – how many votes does he win by in the US election ?

        (Being accurate with your answer may render you liable to prosecution by the department of justice or rendition by the CIA )


    • Fedup2 says:

      Can you imagine though – some ‘advisor ‘ – over Christmas – has sat in a drunken haze trying to think up a new gimmick to show the outgoing PM is `doing Something …. “ I know – the answer is maths “ …zzz


      • Scroblene says:

        It’s pathetic, isn’t it Fed!

        We have a failing economy, mass illegal immigration, massive drug problems, and the government are still faffing around like a Parish Council wondering where to site a new public bog!

        God, I wish we had a ‘new’ political party to look forward to, but that’s not possible, with the BBC acting as the opposition party at every turn…


        • Fedup2 says:

          Indeed scroblene and happy new year to you and yours.

          As for the issue of public loos . Maintenance should be as low as possible so they should closed at all times .

          The convenience should be placed in an inconvenient place such as the top of a hill to prevent pushchair users , the disabled and elderly from using them . It must be as far from roads and footpaths as possible to deter car users .

          Use should be free apart from the £2 entry fee…


          • Scroblene says:

            Happy New Year to you and yours too, Fed!

            When a gents urinal was being discussed at No 10, the cabinet all agreed, except one deaf old buffer, who demanded an arsenal as well…


  12. Guest Who says:

    This lady is, supposedly…

    A doctor.

    But is also supposedly an MP (for a constituency now enjoying her party’s uniquely lower council tax rates, according to her and Angela Rayner).

    But mostly… in every freaking TV studio all the time.

    With nursing staff haunting the BBC QT audiences constantly.


    • Sluff says:

      I heard her rant on Toady.
      To be fair, the Bee Lady did interrupt and try and get her to answer the question ‘what would Labour do’ but the ranter was well-schooled and just attacked the Tories each time. The Bee Lady clearly gave up about half way through and just let her rant unchallenged.
      She’s supposed to be a doctor FFS. God help us.


    • kingkp says:

      It wasn’t the plandemic that caused this. It was Government policy. Their actions alone have destroyed this country. It’s about time we get a breakdown of how many injected people are taking up beds in the NHS. The unvaccinated are getting sick and tired of this nonsense. None of us are dead, none of us are taking up hospital beds, and most importantly, none of us are willing to be made the scapegoats for this pure idiocy.


  13. AsISeeIt says:

    The prime minister is five-foot-nothing tall, spent the equivalent of £5,000 per person living in the UK on Lockdown measures (note: the precise population is unknown and liable to increase at an unknown rate so should be represented by the factor [x + ?] in your calculations); UK government gross debt was £2,437 billion at the end of June 2022, equivalent to 101.9% of gross domestic product and UK government deficit (or net borrowing) was £44 billion, equivalent to 7.2% of GDP – so if inflation remains above 10%, how can the Tory majority of 66 seats not to be reduced to zero? The PM has two years to solve this problem.

    Rishi Sunak wants all pupils to study maths to age 18 (BBC)

    Show your rough workings, as they used to say…

    ‘Infinite’ number of other migrants ready to replace Albanians (Times)

    195,000 mortgage prisoners risk losing their homes because of zombie lenders (‘i’)

    Rail strikes until June: new threat from union chiefs (‘i’)

    Cost of living: Food prices hit ‘record high’ ahead of Christmas… The government fixed wholesale gas and electricity prices for firms for six months between October and March, but the Treasury said the scheme was being reviewed as it was “very expensive” (BBC)


    Could we sell off some family silver as that old saying goes – perhaps vend some national treasures? Or will we just give them away?

    Museum lines up loan deal to repatriate Elgin Marbles… UK law prevents treasures from being given away… but George Osborne… is understood to have drawn up an agreement in which the antiquities would be repatriated as part of a “cultural exchange” (Telegraph) – and what does Britain get back in exchange from Greece? The virginity of thousands of package holidaying Essex girls?

    Meanwhile in fashion news…

    That coarse old saying about having an apparently respectable, superficially positive appearance – that is belied by reality was – All fur coat, no knickers

    According to the female interest Times frontpage: How to look very 2023 (and not buy anything new) – would appear to be a fur coat (we’re guessing fake fur) combined with sunglasses

    That would be a somewhat appropriate combo over there at the BBC this chilly January morning: European weather: Winter heat records smashed all over continent

    Another old saying says: n’er cast a clout, till May is out

    Seems Salome won’t be giving up too many of her seven veils… well, not just yet awhile…

    A detox too far. How not to declutter your wardrobe (Telegraph)

    Even the male of the species gets some peremptory fashion consideration this morning in the Telegraph: Middle-aged glow-up. The makeover for scruffy men

    One always admired the brash humour of Alexei Sayle. Back in the era of euphemistically named high street outsized clothes boutiques – the likes of Long Tall Sally and High And Mighty – our generously girthed Alexei arrived on the comedy stage announcing “I shop at Fat Bastards!”

    Speaking of pointless expensive fashion items, produced in foreign sweatshops, only to be worn once and then thrown away…

    Return of the face mask? New guidance possible if NHS deteriorates – salivates the chronically coronaphobic ‘i’ newspaper

    UK hunts for China’s next Covid varient (‘i’) – the anticipation is palpable

    The Daily Mail is not so keen: Let’s not return to face mask ‘madness’

    Mr AsI says if you want to go around looking like a Chinese student on a visit to the Tower of London then you go ahead. Don’t you ever dare to make me face-nappy up again – not unless I’m invited into a surgical theatre to witness an operation first hand.

    Appropriately enough the ‘i’ illustrates their anticipatory return of the face mask report with a photo of a young oriental woman – for once Getty Images supplies the appropirate ethnic stereotype to the occasion.

    Should a question prove too difficult don’t waste your precious time on it. Instead move on to questions you can answer and then if any time remains return to the question left unanswered.

    Rishi’s mission. To boost skills, all students will study maths until 18 (Daily Express)

    Maths at heart of PM’s vision for Britain (Telegraph)

    Presumably Rishi Sunak considers a firm grip on numbers ought to equate to economic success. Considering the attributes of at least one of the contestants for this season’s The Apprentice, I’m not so sure about that: Apprentice wannabe who acts like a Kardashian… The Apprentice 2023 line up revealed as most fame-hungry including ex-Waterloo Road actor & bikini-loving TikToker…  The Apprentice is fast becoming better known for its wannabes’ fame-hungry ambition than their business skills… Sugar’s full line-up see pages 14 & 15 (The Sun)

    What of the Corinthian spirit of sport? What of our selfless Olympians? Those coverted gold medals aren’t really made of gold, you know.

    …raiders threatened to stab Olympic cycling hero Mark Cavendish… Mark, 37, was beaten by thugs who stole £700,000 of watches (Sun)

    To misquote Luke 15:7…

    There will be more rejoicing at the BBC over the return of the Guardian to their online press line-up fold than over ninety-nine popular tabloids and Tory broadsheets who really ought to repent

    Doctors condemn ‘delusional’ PM after he denies crisis in the NHS (Guardian)

    The Labour-supporting Mirror spells it out: Tory hospital crisis… They broke our NHS – the last five Tory PMs are in the dock.

    And in many ways they are guilty as charged. Open borders and failure to reform the NHS being their MO – which means you can’t now see your MD


    • Fedup2 says:

      Asiseeit – why be so negative ? Think of the advantages of new lockdowns?

      They’ll be easier because we are used to them

      The rail strikes will be over – the RMT defeated

      Their NHS will be saved as the curve is flattened . Nurses can be starved back to work and defeated .

      Plod can develop new tactics to monitor us – advancing the checking shopping baskets for essentials ( remember ?)

      In fact as I list these the idea of a new lockdown becomes even more attractive . And to top it all – rishi can win the next election as the’ furlough king ‘….


      • Scroblene says:

        Also Fed, and Mrs AsI, Scotch Egg futures will go through the roof!

        I’d have preferred the next lockdown to have been during the Worl Carrrp, but there again, I knew that the Beckhams would lose out on all that money, and Lienicker would have had to keep quiet for once, so it’s swings and roundabouts really…

        (Today’s earworm is ‘Nashville Cats’, by ‘The Loving Spoonful’, so I’m a much happier Scrobs especially with a large glass of red at my side)!


      • Sluff says:

        Our government is so totally useless. They could have really taken on the train unions during lockdown when no-one was allowed to travel. But no. A glorious opportunity was totally wasted.


      • moggie63 says:

        I’m not fazed by the idea of more lockdowns as I can no longer afford to go anywhere.


  14. Guest Who says:

    You can take the man out of the bbc, but the bbc still clings on like a dag..


  15. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – don’t mention the war Canada, USA and Mexico!

    We are all going to fry! Aauuughhh!! The BBC in total panic mode over a few warm (hot for winter) days in Europe. Those of us with long memories can remember the same in the UK in the 1960s, two decades before Anthropogenic Global Warming became ‘a thing’. I actually remember wearing a short sleeved summer shirt on Christmas Day in, I think, 1964 because the weather was so warm.


  16. andyjsnape says:

    Anyone for Stiff-Person syndrome! ?

    Stiff Person Syndrome: ‘Nature helps me manage my Stiff-Person Syndrome’

    Honestly but where does the tele tax spender finds these people from


  17. Guest Who says:

    Given it is a bbc media partner, let’s see…


  18. theisland says:


    • Fedup2 says:

      Yesterday someone here mentioned that the earth is nearer to the sun than all year today ? I’m going out in a minute so need to know if I have to wear sun tan lotion AKA ‘screen’ and wear a hat ….
      Thanks in advance ….


  19. StewGreen says:

    More gaslighting
    Dentist guy says childrens toothbrushes are becoming a luxury as people use the money for food instead.

    Tesco Essentials Toothbrushes 2 Pack : 25p
    Tesco Essentials 4 Kids Toothbrushes ..£1 (that’s for 4)

    Poundland : Wisdom Medium Toothbrush 3pk £1.00

    Media Toothbrushes are becoming a “luxury item” for some families, a leading doctor has warned as she described the state of children’s dental health as a “national disgrace”.


    • StewGreen says:

      Dr Camilla Kingdon, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said the cost of living crisis had worsened the issue of children with rotten teeth.
      In an interview with The BMJ, she said:
      “It reflects diet and it reflects a family’s ability to buy a toothbrush and toothpaste,
      because when you’re struggling to feed your family,
      that becomes a luxury item.


      • moggie63 says:

        Do they get Haribo on (free) prescription?


      • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

        Typical bleeding-heart rubbish. I’ve not paid more than £1 for a tube of Colgate toothpaste for many years, and it’s sometimes 99p in other discount stores. These are not the most expensive specialized ones but they do claim anti-cavity and whitening properties, for example. Poundland is worth a look if money really is short.


        • Wild Bill says:

          If you’ve ever worked in a Primary school as me and my Mrs have you would know that the kids with rotten teeth have shit parents, and my daughter works as a dental assistant and tells us some horror stories.


    • Guest Who says:

      These things seem to go straight from £activist £prasnews PR person through ‘news’ £media to screen.

      At no stage does anyone likely in the £100k+ sector running with this ponder whether they are being played for fools by their PR mates using some scrot with an iWatch for ratings fodder.

      Or how that goes down in the real world where £25k+ per earner is still the norm and kids do get raised properly.

      Camilla can do one.


    • vlad says:

      If poor families stopped paying the BBC extortion tax they could buy a sh*tload of toothbrushes, thereby improving their dental health AND their mental health at a stroke.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I think everyone should get ‘free’ state provided toothbrushes – surely that manu footy kid – Marlon? Shoul campaign for it … ?


  20. StewGreen says:

    GB news “So footballer Sol Campbell why do you think you deserve a gong ?”
    … Sol “Well I was the first black to …”

    em awards shouldn’t be awarded cos of skin colour.


    • EricW says:

      Yet he wants to be given the Order of the British Empire? You couldn’t make this stuff up.


      • BRISSLES says:

        Like the most heavily tattooed Beckham who is still yearning for a knighthood so his missus can be a ‘Lady’. Yeah right.

        Perhaps Narinder Kaur – the mouthy bitch who crossed swords with Nige last night and who for some reason is a regular on GBN, will be the next one to get a medal, for services to Harry & Meghan. She pontificates how her family is Sikh and came here from India in the 50’s, yet she slags off the Monarchy at every opportunity, funny how she is highly opinionated but doesn’t have the intelligence to realise that if it wasn’t for the Monarchy she hates, then her family would never have been allowed into the UK. Stupid cow.


        • Guest Who says:

          It may be their hue, but one tends to notice these gobby bints more due to unusual prevalence on screen screaming their heads off… pols, media, or a combo. YAB, Champion, etc.

          Odd where they congregate to opine on where give their clear unhappiness with the place. Seems lucrative, mind.


    • Chevalnoir says:

      … ask him how many games he played for Notts County. Clue – statue of Eric M. COYP!


  21. digg says:

    Astounding fairy tales from the BBC over European winter weather heat warnings..

    “European weather: Winter heat records smashed all over continent”





    They also show a heat map that currently covers the UK in a glowing red colour. Do we agree? Hell no!

    How are they getting away with all this hysteria and lies and who is behind it?


    • StewGreen says:

      The colours are set to show anomaly
      so a 6C difference is shown as bright red
      eg a 11C day when 5C is average for that area at that time of year

      It’s dumb cos UK weather varies so much that days can easily be 6C different from each other
      Mostly a question of wind direction


      • moggie63 says:

        You can get 6C of difference when the sun appears from behind a cloud for a minute.


    • Nodding Dog says:

      Caught a bit of that report on the BBC news earlier they said it was virtually short sleeve weather in the Czech Republic cue a clip of one bloke walking around in a t-shirt and everybody else in coats and scarves.Some places are getting a bit milder during winter others are getting colder like parts of the USA it’s just weather systems shifting about a bit.Europe’s winters will soon be colder again so no need for you to get your knickers in a twist old Beeb!


      • Nodding Dog says:

        They also showed a load of people in an outdoor pool but didn’t say where it was.It was probably somewhere like Finland where they’ll strip off whether it’s +20 or -20 degrees![url=https://ibb.co/M1Z7wvK]cz.png[/url]


        • Deborah says:

          Don’t forget the very cold weather on the north east side of the States just a couple of weeks ago. The BBC has to have a warming story to blank the story out of our memories.


    • Philip_2 says:

      The BBC is on record as stating that the Science is settled
      When its clear manipulation of the data by mainstream media, mostly of the hard left and globalist looking for a fast buck. i.e masks, drugs, water, food, wind (lots of it).

      BBC = non science. it is anti-science.


      • Zephir says:

        What the F do the moron non educated kidults at the bbc know about science ?

        They wouldn’t know a bunsen burner if it hit them on the back of the head.


  22. StewGreen says:

    Labour pledged in its 2015 manifesto to make students “continue to study English and maths to age 18”.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Why not import English teachers from the third world – home from home …. Innit ?

      Nigerian fraudsters would make excellent maths teacher too .. or four …er _..


    • Philip_2 says:

      Peter Hitchins in his new book ‘A revolution betrayed’ – has the full history of failed Labour governments and local (LA) insistance on cheap’Secondary Modern’ schools followed by even worse, fully Comprehensives (with falling standards and poor exam grades). In each case the leaving age was raised in stages from 12, to 14 to 16, and now 18 due to falling standards. The UK of average ability keeps falling and we wonder why.

      He blames (quite rightly) on the abolition of Grammer Schools by both Conservatives and Labour governements since the war years. Its a good read, and you’ll be surprised at this in the Labour party who went to a Grammar school. They want (and pay for) their own children at ‘top’ schools but not the ‘lesser’ mortals. Its worth a read but sadly true and the real reason why MP’s now are not what they once were as being better ‘educated’ as they once were perhaps. No more.

      Labour hate Grammer schools even though they themselves benefitted and as did so much of the working class. They hate that, self improvement.



  23. StewGreen says:

    Vote WEFcit
    a votr to take the UK out of WEF globalist control.


  24. gb123 says:

    Suggested New Year Resolutions for the BBC.
    -When interviewing someone who does not agree with your world view. Stop interrupting and listen for a change.
    -When interviewing someone who you support, throw them a curve ball question once in a blue moon.
    -Try saying something nice about Donald Trump.
    -Go for a month without repeats.
    -Produce a non biased comedy show.
    -Try going through an entire week without mentioning climate change.
    -Try going through an entire week without mentioning diversity and inclusion.


    • moggie63 says:

      I can’t imagine how much gin you went through to imagine that any one of those alternatives are plausible.


  25. StewGreen says:

    Channel 4 Privatisation : Lewis Goodall tweets
    SCOOP: Letter from Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan to Rishi Sunak confirming her recommendation is that Channel 4 privatisation does NOT go ahead.
    Says there are “better ways to ensure C4’s sustainability.”

    Direct opposite of what the Johnson government said


    • StewGreen says:

      C4 privatisation and Goodhall’s scoop is the first topic on the R4 Media Show (It wasn’t on the blurb)
      (First guy said selling C4 and using the money for progs was crazy)

      Other topics : what the Christmas period revealed about advertising – from how companies are spending their ad budgets – to the ads which are working the best.

      Stephen Lambert, CEO, Studio Lambert, maker of the “hit” series called Traitors discusses his show.
      (Oh it’s the BBC1 Claudia Winkleman series
      which is based on the super popular Russian parlour game Werewolves
      It is a good game .. so hardly innovative TV)

      Sophie Lewis, Chief Strategy Officer, M&C Saatchi,
      Dino Myers-Lamptey, Founder, The Barber Shop,
      Benjamin Cohen, CEO, PinkNews
      Chris Curtis, Editor in chief, Broadcast magazine


      • StewGreen says:

        The prog had a few kicks at Nadine Dorries
        cos that is what libmob are like
        #1 “Oh that scoop happened on LBC and you know what else happened on LBC .. Nadine Dorries made a gaffe saying Channel 5 was privatised ..when in fact it was always private”
        She’d misunderstood that in 2014 Richard Desmond had sold it to Viacom and they’d boosted it by putting in more money and making it multichannel.

        #2 “Nadine Dorries is so thick, she once said that Channel 4 got LICENCE MONEY”
        Yes that is false
        actually licence money does end up in S4C
        only 86% goes to the BBC

        “86% of the licence fee is spent on BBC TV channels, radio stations, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds and online services.
        but only Part of the fee also contributes towards Freeview and Freesat,
        and towards the UK broadband rollout,
        funding local TV channels
        and S4C, the Welsh language TV channel,
        as agreed with the government as part of the 2010 licence fee settlement.”

        All channels benefit from the way the licence money ends up part funding FreeSat and FreeView


    • Chevalnoir says:

      … a true socialist government in all but name.


  26. StewGreen says:

    I think we have a special kind of inflation now
    It’s driven by the sudden rises in world energy costs
    Driven by UK crazy green policies and external factors like the war in Ukraine
    There is big scope for what the UK pays for energy falling a lot
    by #1 improving UK storage and extraction
    by #2 THe Ukraine war ending
    So petrol that did cost £1.80 litre could fall back to £1.20 etc
    And thus costs across the economy fall
    The crazy green UK government might try to keep petrol/fuel prices high.

    So I switch on the radio and Jeremy Vines maths guy is also talking about the likelyhood that inflation could fall to zero in a years time
    But he was trying to call the public thick
    “You see people think that if we have zero inflation prices of goods that cost £1 but then rose to £1.10 will fall back to £1, but zero inflation means they will still be at £1.10, so people really do need that 10% pay rise now”
    My point is that energy is such a big part of the economy, that falls in the price of energy could cause negative inflation
    So that workers who get a 10% pay rise this year could end up with MORE spare money next year. So if they actually took less than 10% rises now say 6% ..over the year their buying power might still be the same as last year.

    Then Vine named his guest
    It was Richard Murphy the Sheffield uni accountant who is the friend of the unions
    and says wacky things on Twitter


    • StewGreen says:

      House prices also drive inflation
      And in the long run there is vast scope for them to fall
      but again politicians prefer to hype them up.


  27. StewGreen says:

    BBC R4 will promote Amazon’s new ecodrama tonight

    “Veteran director John Strickland talks about filming The Rig
    , a new 6-part big budget Amazon Prime eco-thriller set on an oil rig cut off from all communication in the North Sea.
    A ensemble cast of familiar faces from Line of Duty, Game of Thrones and Schitt’s Creek contend with a mysterious deep-sea entity.”


    • Guest Who says:

      Keith Vaz as Scotty?

      We are reviewing the streamers’ series efforts as they have nasty habit of pulling the plug mid way.


  28. Fedup2 says:

    Yeah – have avoided the BBC this year – but thought I’d catch the outgoing blue labour PM delivering his new Year vision –

    I think one of his concerns will be the waiting time to get a US green card ….

    Guess who covered his presentation – yes Comrade Martine Croxall – complete with overt bias ……off the naughty step eh comrade Martine ? Snigger ….

    Update – the outgoing PM has made 5 promises – including cutting inflation in half by 2024 – I’m sure the Bank of England pumping interest rates up another 5% will help this –

    Also – NHS lists are to be reduced – so they are gonna kill off more people this year …

    There was something about ‘boats ‘ but I’d glazed over by then ….

    Listening to him – I could hear Tony Blair’s lies


  29. Guest Who says:

    One for the so called BBc ‘Disinformation unit’


    Without them the BBc could not exist.


  30. Guest Who says:


    My council and the BBc are #NetZero obsessed, both to the point of rigging any data to achieve it in the face of vast public concern.


    Surely BBC 28Gate has to make Greta a Perfesser Emeritus in new forms of democracy and propaganda soon?


  31. digg says:

    The BBC seem set on making us believe that we are in a warmer then usual winter despite the fact that it’s bloody freezing cold out there (I live on the South Coast) and has been for weeks now.

    “Warm winter may lower energy bills later this year”


    There is no other explanation other than a manic “green” mania within the BBC trying to simply lie to try fool us all into submission.

    Plus “later this year” means Spring and Summer usually!

    Who writes this crap?

    Not buying it BBC!


    • Kaiser says:

      3 or 4 years ago I had daffs blooming by new year
      dont expect to see any for a good long while this year


      • Fedup2 says:

        Yes the supermarket season seems to get longer – January to April …


        • StewGreen says:

          biz breeds new varieties that flower on earlier or later dates
          Often these varieties get into the wild

          And folks say ..see even the wild daffodils are flowering earlier.


    • Guest Who says:

      My Utility supplier has told me they ‘need to’ raise the DD based on a wild punt as to our balance in 2024. I suspect they are trying this on given a blip during the nippy fortnight recently. However as we head into spring I have told them to take a hike given we are well in credit.


  32. taffman says:

    “Fifth, we will pass new laws to stop small boats, making sure that if you come to this country illegally, you are detained and swiftly removed.” Will he do it or wont he do it ?

    Promises, promises and promises, ad infinitum. The Tory Government “take us for fools” . 2015


    • taffman says:

      “Richard Tice: Reform UK leader says he wants to wipe Tories out at polls”
      With your help and votes he can do it !
      See it before it disappears .


    • Northern Dreamer says:

      Why didn’t he say ‘we will stop small boats crossing the channel’? Because despite a 70+ majority, he won’t get enough support amongst the red Tory party to leave the ECHR.


    • moggie63 says:

      “We will pass new laws to stop something that is already against the current law”. Yeah, that’s worked so far.


  33. Northern Dreamer says:

    After being taught basic maths in primary school, and 3 years minimum for 4 hours a week at secondary school, what exactly have the teachers been doing in the classroom? Will someone at the bBBC ask why are we being let down by our maths teachers? How is it possible we have such poor maths skills in 50% of our adult population? Surely we should expect better from our teachers, but nobody dare question their poor record.


  34. Guest Who says:

    Wonder if he and Gaz, Gaz, Gaz glued themselves to their suites?


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’m Fedup with attacks on honest politician sacrificing their personal time to represent their country in key locations .mr drakeford and his team have worked hard to deliver benefits for Wales and should be wholeheartedly supported …

      ..after such a demanding mission he deserves a holiday funded by his grateful taxpayers ….

      ( sorry Taffman – I just couldn’t help it – but I do enjoy obvious corruption )


  35. Guest Who says:

    Spring. Wendling and Davie are still in their jobs.

    Just one of many BBC bizarre uniques.


  36. Rob in Cheshire says:

    Princess Nikki Campbell was working hard pushing the mask agenda this morning.

    “Why not wear them, it’s only a wee thing?”

    F off Nikki.

    Zhe had a few token dissenters on, but only so they could ridiculed by the appeal to authority, a boffin from Queen Mary college. All hail the boffins! They have been so right about everything for the past three years!

    Follow the science people, and remember, there is only one “science”, which is whatever Princess Nikki tells you.


    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      “La science, c’est moi!” as an absolute monarch might once have said in the 1700s and as Dr Fauci virtually did say in the 2020s.


  37. Scroblene says:

    Bbc’s summary as of a few moments ago…

    PM Rishi Sunak has outlined five promises he says he wants the public to judge his premiership on
    He pledged to cut NHS waiting lists – more than 7m people are currently waiting for care in England, which is one-eighth of the population
    Sunak said he was confident things would improve within months and asked the country to hold him to account
    The PM also pledged to halve inflation this year to ease the cost of living – but projections show that it is already due to fall by more than half anyway
    And he promised to grow the economy, ensure national debt was falling and stop migrant boats crossing the Channel
    Opposition parties have hit out at his plans – Labour’s shadow foreign secretary said a pledge to boost maths education “rings hollow”
    The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) expects the UK economy to shrink by 1.4% in 2023

    So we now have a crap PM wittering on in politics-speak, expecting absolutely no accountability, and a leftie ‘national broadcaster’, over-paid for by the taxpayer reporting the dross and giving its partisan views!

    What a pathetic government and weedy bunch of clowns we have to endure these days…



  38. Zephir says:

    Coming to a street near you (via dinghy)

    These are the perrenial “victims” fleeing war and persecution etc etc etc,

    but see how they behave when they outnumber:

    “Terrifying moment hundreds of men swarm around lone girl, 17, and attack her for ‘dressing immodestly and distracting riders’ at a motorcycle event in Iraq

    The girl attempts to escape the angry mob as they kick her and call her a ‘b****’ . A man accompanying the girl was reportedly stabbed while trying to protect her.”



    • JohnC says:

      That same behaviour is why white girls are targeted by the Muslim rape gangs. They wear make-up and show skin and hence deserve all they get.

      It’s the complete silence of the Left and the BBC on matters like this which is why I despise their corrupt ethics and the virtue-signalling they disguise as empathy. They are complete hypocrites.

      They will ignore anything at all if it doesn’t help their agenda.


  39. vlad says:

    Urgent Warning: under the guise of “fairness”, the BBC and their stooges are softening up the public for a new form of subsidy, raised from either a household levy, Council Tax, or income tax.

    No, no, no! This idea must be nipped in the bud immediately before it gains traction.

    Ads or subscription like everybody else.


    • Wild Bill says:

      If they put it on income tax they will miss a lot on benefits who dont pay tax and people on pensions.
      Really how can the tax us for tv use when they cant prove we watch tv?


  40. StewGreen says:

    BBC local newsPR
    Big item on Immingham port’s hydrogen truck trial
    “This will save on harmful CO2 emissions”

    #1 No it won’t the report did briefly mention the hydrogen comes from fossil fuel

    #2 CO2 is not harmful..plants emit it


  41. JohnC says:

    Police appeal after two men shot in Camberwell on New Year’s Eve

    ‘Police are appealing for information after two men were shot in south London on New Year’s Eve.’

    ‘Officers urged anyone with information or who witnessed anything suspicious at around that time to contact the force, or report it anonymously via Crimestopper’

    One does tend to think that a description of the two gentlemen who got shot would be useful to jog the memory of potential witnesses.

    We all know by now why there isn’t one.


  42. digg says:

    Deep in their imaginary bubble the BBC are claiming that a three day week at work is the new normal in the UK.


    Of course they only include media staff, civil servants etc in their version of the UK. Truck drivers, dustmen, cleaners, shop staff, factory workers, bus drivers, delivery drivers and hundreds of other occupations are not included in their brave new World….only to include skiving W1 office Wallas.

    Understandable as they treat this overwhelming section of the public as non-people.

    I bet they would be up in arms if their dustmen and shop staff said no bins collected this week and the shops are all shut as we are all working from home mate!

    A brilliant example of their London centric world view.


    • Nibor says:

      Digg ,

      There`s a lot of noise from the BBC about a crisis in the NHS .

      The NHS is there if you are ill or injured . Fortunately most people are not ill or injured .
      But all healthy and unhealthy people need sewerage and drinking water .
      But its not as glamourous as nurses and doctors in hospitals so its not ” our sewage service” or even our local cess collector .
      Although how the waterworks and effluence keep up with our expanding but illegal population increase will never be shown on the BBC .


  43. Lovely Luvvies says:

    Fully agree I’ve always thought all the media be it tv papers radio etc seems to think everyone works in an office, nothing against office staff but these people have absolutely no idea of what an ordinary working man digging up roads building houses etc etc think or want.


  44. StewGreen says:

    GBnews business reporter says he doesn’t understand how gas prices drive all electricity prices

    FFS it’s easy.it’s ho dumb politicians wrote the wind contract, to say that wind gets #1 priority , that it gets paid if it turns up, and the grid cannot refuse it.

    Gas power stations can at any point put in bids to supply electricity
    If wind is is not filling the grid, the Grid will fill the gaps with the lowest gas bids.

    But wind farms know that the grid has to accept wind power whatever there is no point in them submitting bids any lower than the gas price .. cos if the grid refuses the wind it would still have to pay the price gas charges.


  45. Thoughtful says:

    Over Christmas I watched the film ‘Amsterdam’ based on real events in America, boxes were ticked regarding insertion of obligatory Black faces into a reality which was White, but the story was unaffected concerning the post WWI event in America and a little known event known as “The Business Plot”


    As happened as has happened today unelected and unaccountable business leaders attempted to get involved in politics, on this occasion to install an unwilling senior military officer as leader in a coup following a Fascist type putsch.

    The plot failed and as might be expected there was massive denial, but a congress special committee found there was truth behind the allegations.

    I think we can say that todays business leaders are every bit as bad as those then, seeing a political ideology which appears Prima facie to offer something attractive and prepared to impose that vision on everyone else regardless of their rights or that of democracy.

    The whole story is fascinating with WWI veterans being refused their promised pay and Brigadier General Smedley Butler standing as their champion with the US government resorting to bringing the army in to break up their protests.

    Cornelius Vandebilt IV faking a news story about Mussolini running over a child, and causing a diplomatic incident (he really did hate the Nazi’s and saw through them right from the start).

    It’s very much like history repeating itself and a story worth reading for those with the time.

    (The film is passable and maybe worth it for the historical interest PoV)


  46. vlad says:

    McCarthy (who stabbed Trump in the back on several occasions) loses yet another vote to become Speaker of the House.

    The idiots at the BBC are crowing that it exposes “Chaos” among the Republicans.

    No, BBC, it shows true democracy at work, where Representatives do not automatically vote in lockstep as instructed by the Party.

    The rebels are pushing back against the Machine, the Swamp, the Deep State, the Institution, the Uniparty – “Big” corporate politics.

    There is a slight danger that a Democrat could win as a result, but would that be worse than just another RINO, Republican in name only?

    Tim Pool thinks not.


  47. Guest Who says:

    Not a fan, but factual.


  48. Guest Who says:

    BBC in there, in the thick of it.


  49. Guest Who says:

    #ccbgb but props to the photo Ed.


    • vlad says:

      ‘Many people migrating to Britain suffer severe mental trauma during the journeys’

      So don’t come. Or stay in Yemen, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Lybia, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Spain, France or any of the other countries you passed through on the way here.
      Preferably one of the many islamic paradises you went through, where you would be so much more warmly received than in racist, islamophobic Britain.


  50. andyjsnape says:


    Hopefully my attempt at uploading a pic… but basically it says

    The Old Format Was Better
    Before it was rebranded and called BBC news 🙂