332 Responses to Start the Week 9 January 2023

  1. JohnC says:

    First again !. I’ll start the week with another BBC classic:

    This is what the BBC consider to be front page World news:

    What it’s like to be a bearded queen in South Korea


    Written by:

    No more words necessary. I wonder how many other multi-billion-pound-per-annum organisations are running the same story.

    My guess is none because they have to earn their living.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Two in a row? If so, well done, You’ve got to go for three in a row now. 😉


      • JohnC says:

        If the pressure is on and you need a far-Left BBC article quick to cement your position as No.1, you don’t need to worry. There is always one there somewhere. They are relentless.


      • NCBBC says:

        Far more people are dying then in previous years

        UK excess deaths increase

        Dr John Campbell

        Please read Dr Campbell. Its clear he knows why but is Not allowed to say it.


        • Eddy Booth says:

          I might if he was a real doctor, and didn’t mislead people with the nursing teaching theory phd he has.


          • NCBBC says:

            Tucker Carlson interviews Dr Aseem Malhotra on the corruption of medicine by Big Pharma


            • atlas_shrugged says:

              Great interview with Dr Aseem thanks NCBBC for posting.


              • NCBBC says:

                It is clear to me that politicians from the PM to Health Secretary, all seem to be missing for what is a very a serious medical emergency. Normally one would see all the above plus the BBC in full cry. But nothing – crickets.

                The excess deaths can be from the fact that medical care for other ailments such as cancer were ignored for almost two years. But simple arithmetic indicates that there is something more then that.

                Though we have left the EU ( Though in name only), we are still abiding by EU rules. We might get some indication what is going on, if Elon Musk continues holds the fort at Twitter. He is under enormous pressure to censor Covid issues from all sides, specially from the EU.


          • NCBBC says:

            Thank you Eddy.

            What should raise suspicion is when governments and the entire massed ranks of the MSM collaborate to stop any discussion on the subject. This is science and not politics, so why.

            Lets see if the curtain can be lifted in America.


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      “He tried drag for the first time after seeing friends do it and realised it could be a tool to combine his activism and love of the arts. ‘The first few times I didn’t have any agenda […] The more I did drag, the more I performed, I could see how I could use it and how I could enjoy it.'”

      Pretty much mirrors how most of the pretend journalists at W1A see their career paths.


  2. Terminal Moraine says:

    Not a big complaint really, but on the website: “‘I stopped drinking and never really went back’ — With Dry January under way, more people are choosing to reduce alcohol consumption year round.”

    A nothing article, except it’s on the home page and the author claims there’s “a growing number of people embracing a sober or semi-sober lifestyle by significantly reducing their alcohol consumption”. Except there’s no stats, no data on retail trends… nothing except a few vox pops. Which clearly are good enough for the BBC to present as evidence. (If anything, I’d guess the opposite is true, as governments continue to grind the populace down into submission.)

    It’s impossible to read legacy media any more without detecting a nudge unit or a dodgily-funded think tank lurking behind the scenes, pushing out the latest scripts.



    • Loobyloo says:

      Al Beeb is enough to drive you to drink


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      Thought I’d got first… was going to celebrate with a beer. Oh well, shame to waste it now.


      • Up2snuff says:

        TM, being drunk, throwing up, having a hangover; are these not unpleasant? Do not most people have a drink or two and then stop so that they then do not have to endure the unpleasant effects of excessive alcohol intake?


        • Northern Voter says:

          When people who don’t drink, wake up in the morning, that’s the best they are going to feel all day.


  3. tomo says:

    It looks like there’s a revolt under way in Brazil…

    Given the BBC’s gushing + fawning over Lula – the skewing of the coverage is going to be epic – ain’t it?

    On the web top headline at the moment – but then… storming of Brazilian Congress eh? – is Trump going to be blamed?

    Lula’s going to punish them apparently



    • StewGreen says:

      Twitter says that military police moved in with teargas dropped from helicopters etc.

      Not seeing any reports of deaths
      I don’t know about other contexts

      I always think that crazy stunts are maybe started by infiltrators from the other side.


      • Zephir says:

        I’ll have to stop speed reading, I thought they were dropping teenagers from helicopters, that would teach the protesters with the response ” whatever” to their detailed political aims.


  4. Fedup2 says:

    Watching the ex prince interview – it feels like the guilt one ( might ) feel when you are slowing down to have a look at a road accident . Bradby doesn’t do the princess Maitliss act but being a ‘pal’ ….
    I thought the adverts say as much as anything – pensions – McDonald’s – jet2 holiday hell – sainsburys – centre parks — lots of coloured folk ….
    There’s a touch of the confessional about the whole thing but I cannot see any motivation other than mental disorder or money or both ….
    I can imagine the royals watching it and getting a neck ache from shaking their heads …


    • tomo says:

      If you’ve a strong stomach – there is more…


      • Fedup2 says:

        Dominos – qatar – magnum ice cream – digital – life insurance- maybellline – a film with T Hanks – hotel chain – ( no adverts for Mercedes )

        Got to hand it to the special effects bods – you couldn’t see the strings on Harry ….

        Ironically as Harry was pouring poison C4 was showing ‘pulp fiction ‘….


      • Flotsam says:

        The BBC darling Stuart Hall was presenter of “It’s a Knockout”. He was convicted of multiple offences of paedophilia, rape and assault. Remarkably BBC staff told the later inquiry that they knew that Hall was taking girls as young as 10 into his dressing room for sex. Must have thought it was normal.


    • DYKEVISIONS says:

      ‘Bradby doesn’t do the princess Maitliss act but being a ‘pal’ ….’
      Spot on Fed..!

      ‘Thank you for your time!!’ Tom gets told by hapless ‘kerching’ Hewitt that it’s all ‘unconscious bias’ innit!


    • StewGreen says:

      Watched it ?
      Wow my flip-channel button is broken cos everytime GBnews or TalkTV mention Harry I automatically flip channel


      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, we now know what we all suspected; the so-called ‘shy man’ is a liar and fantasist and he has chosen to marry a liar and a fantasist.


  5. Sluff says:

    Bear with me.
    I’ve been watching Call the Midwife. Set in 1968.
    The nurses have plenty of time. They saunter around. See a few patients, and have time to help out after hours.
    Meanwhile the GP has so few patients they can see someone the moment they walk through the door. Isn’t it nice. The wonderful NHS.

    So now we move to NHS expenditure. Courtesy of a parliamentary research briefing. How about this?

    Click to access SN00724.pdf

    Between 1958 and 2018, sixty years, the NHS had an above inflation money increase in every year except five.

    Expenditure in the Call the Midwife year of 1968 was £23 bn at 2018 prices, in 2018 it was over £150 bn. Now it is even more. A six fold real terms increase.

    Yet with all these billions, the NHS is the total rats*** that we know it to be. Walking in to see a GP is for the birds.

    Question. Where the he** is all that money going, and why is no-one in authority asking on behalf of the people who pay for it.

    Maybe the BBC could do a series, Call the Taxpayer. Less fun but a lot more relevant.


  6. Sluff says:

    Given that gays are 3% of the population, and transgender are less that 0.2%, why does the BBC seek to indoctrinate us with endless LGBTQIAxyz output out of all proportion?
    Can RuPaul’s drag race – UK, Aus, Canada, be justified at all?

    Jane Hill is reading the news.


  7. tomo says:

    Keir Starmer and Rachel Revees are jetting off to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland next week, to “rub shoulders” with the global elite and the super-rich.

    One wonders if they’ll fly coach / RyanAir?

    Up the workers!

    … they’re being paid to go, do Labour pay a subscription to the Schwab family business? – I hear Klaus + family don’t do ‘owt fer nowt.


    • tomo says:

      I wonder how many MPs (of all parties) are having a “Davos break”?

      A list would be nice.


    • Sluff says:

      Fly? FLY?
      Surely they should cycle there.
      It is after all the mode of transport so beloved of Labour councils and eco-warriors.

      Total hypocrisy.


      • Guest Who says:

        Come on now, that is impractical.

        Has to be train. Assuming one is running.

        And a space on the floor near the door is clear for self and photo team.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Totally natural that ‘Rodney’ Starmer should be there. After all, he’s a member of the globalist Trilateral Commission, founded by billionaire banker David Rockerfeller. Other past and present members of the Trilateral Commission include Antony Blinken (US secretary of state), Henry Kissinger (mentor of Klaus Schwab), Larry Fink (CEO of Blackrock), Zbigniew Brzezinski (the ideological sponsor of current events in Ukraine), and fun-loving Jeffrey Epstein.

      A man is known by the company he keeps, as they say.



  8. Sluff says:

    BBC news and the latest sob story is the difficulties of small breweries, due to ( choose crisis).

    How out of touch can the BBC get?
    There has been an explosion of craft breweries in the last decade plus, ever since tax was reduced from micro breweries.

    Some will go out of business, it’s called the market economy.
    Which of course BBCLabour hates.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Drink more woke ( overpriced ) beer ..sez BBC ….


    • digg says:

      The UK Brewing Industry developed over many, many years and usually refined their product to perfection.

      When “craft” breweries started to spring up it was mainly done by get-rich-quick bearded Hampstead pseudo- hipster types buying some brewing junk off amazon, pumping out what is essentially home brew and wrapping it all up in trendy trendy packaging with “edgy” graphic design.

      Being brought up on power-rangers and turtles etc. Our “green” kids lapped this up of course thinking it was a blow against corporate business. Hence they happily slurp the dodgy result out of a sense of supporting “free enterprise”.

      They wouldn’t know how to assess a good beer unless it had bananas or fruit in it and certainly would never be able to appreciate a real beer such as Draught Bass, Summer Lightening or Marston’s Pedigree etc.

      In fact most of these entrepreneurs would love to be able to build the business to the point where they could reside in the Bahamas and invest their gains in global shares etc. just like the hated big businessmen they scoff at.

      And don’t even get me going on the beard and braces clad metal round-speccied gin twats.


  9. StewGreen says:

    8pm BBC4 Twelfth Night
    Shakespeare’s play are mostly fictional characters set in fictional places
    And I guess any actors in any country can play them like a Chine company in China, an African company in Africa etc,

    This adaption is at the Globe the replica of Shakespeare’s own theatre, so you’d expect the production to copy that tie
    but no it’s some kind of mish mash of modern dress and period
    Of the first 7 characters 3 are black women
    They have kept Shakespeare’s dialogue but edited down
    Sir Toby Belch is played by a black woman
    Malvolio is played by a white woman

    I see only 2 white males .. and one is using a strong Irish accent (Ciarán O’Brien ?)


  10. Guest Who says:

    And over on itv,…


    • StewGreen says:

      ITV ? That’s the BBC’s Holland correspondent saying she is back in Holland from Edinburgh (guess she biked all the way)
      Last year she did a long piece saying how great it was that the Dutch government had brought forward the closure of the gas fields to save global warming
      .. That was before the invasion of Ukraine and gas shortage.


      • Guest Who says:

        And over on itv is Tom Bradby with some news. Apparently.

        Welcome to U.K. media.


    • Sluff says:

      I bet she doesn’t live in Sheffield


  11. taffman says:

    How our ‘con-socialist’ government , its ‘net zero’ policy and its total incompetence in maintaining the security of the nation’s vital energy supply is failing us ……………

    Check out The Reform Party, its our only way out of this bloody Tory Mess .


  12. tomo says:

    As predictable as the sun coming up


    Pretty rich that the lady who“Proudly” joined raid of Nancy Pelosi’s Office… herself in 2018 – to opine like this.


  13. Nibor says:

    BH Radio 4 09.00 this morning.

    Two guests in who agree Meghan Markle , the Duchess of Sussex suffered racism .

    Suffered racism from who ? Not asked by the Beeboid holding the ring .
    Or how suffered? Setbacks in her life from …?
    And Prince Harry – that’s in real life prince rather than self appointed, like a pop star called Prince or a film like Prince of Thieves —had someone briefing against him .
    As in what were the briefings? I’m talking about those like me who don’t follow court circulars . They didn’t know anything about the fellow except he married Meghan Markle .
    Until now .


    • Sluff says:

      In a little snippet of the interview last night, which we caught by chance I must point out, the Prince of Harry himself stated, much to my surprise, that he had not himself made accusations of racism !!! He claimed only unconscious bias.
      So if Harry does not think Meghan suffered racism, how come ‘two guests’ do ?

      Further proof of the Leftoid woke setup we all recognise this utter guff to be.


  14. BRISSLES says:

    9th JANUARY 2024
    It has been reported today by Buckingham Palace that the marriage of the couple formerly known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is at an end.

    Meghan Markle and the children will remain in the U.S, while Prince Harry, after undergoing intensive therapy at an undisclosed location, is to return to the UK and will settle in isolation at a secret destination under supervised medical care.

    Sources close to the couple have indicated that Ms Markle no longer wishes to be associated with someone who continues to be vilified around the world, as she has her own reputation to consider, but to ensure that she and her children are able to maintain a substantial lifestyle with the necessary security, she will be looking to the Royal Family to provide this.

    Unsubstantiated reports claim that Elon Musk has been sighted speeding away from the Montecito property.


    • Sluff says:

      Any details on the financial settlement?
      $100m for Meghan seems like a nice round number


      • Up2snuff says:

        Brissles, if that ever happens and I now have my doubts that it will, having previously thought it likely, I expect it to met from Buckingham Palace by a ‘dignified silence’. Oh, that is apart from ‘an expression of regret’. I think the ‘seriously self-damaged two’ will cling together for ever because they have no other friends and family.


  15. StewGreen says:

    The Andrew Doyle show covered the TaxPayers Alliance FOI
    that says UK police forces spend £66,000 on LGBT rainbow cars, shoelaces and flags.
    an underestimate surely
    cos police car rainbow resprays cos hundreds for each car

    The highest spender was South Wales Police, which racked up £24,000 on rainbow flags, face paints, T-shirts, badges, pens, whistles, wristbands, sporks, trolley keyrings, water bottles and keyrings.
    In second place was Kent Police, which forked out £8,000 on rainbow whistles, key rings, wristbands, grip pens, erasers, paper stickers, curvy pens, pencils, coasters, lanyards, trolley coins and ID holders.

    another tweet


  16. Nibor says:

    The monarchy ?

    Some people hate an institution that relies on past glories to justify its existence, that has billions extracted from ordinary folk for its upkeep, that has a means to stifle its critics, that arrogantly overrides concerns about its bias , that lives in a bubble of entitlement and traduces anyone not in its society, that covers up paedophilia and brings in “experts” who change their names after serving time in jail , and threaten those who won’t pay to keep it going .
    That’s the BBC of course.

    The Monarchy ?
    Better than the BBC . More open and honest


  17. Zephir says:

    I believe the bbc are rebranding “Panorama”.

    Now called : “Recollections May Vary”.


    • JohnC says:

      I think they should call it ‘BBC Prime-Time Burger’.

      Because every episode is 100% carefully selected cuts.


    • Guest Who says:

      They are merging its investigations team with the Trending disinformation unit.

      Renamed Cute Blondes Have More Promotions.


    • Up2snuff says:

      Zephir that is really good! Belly laugh. All day. 🙂 x25.


  18. Zephir says:

    Re a certain interview on ITV by Tom Bradby:

    In the Mail :

    “Harry even lambasts a pesky journalist who was interviewing him during a tour of Lesotho and had the temerity to ask him about recent headlines involving girlfriends and drug abuse (doing his job in other words). 

    ‘I could hardly make out the journalist behind the red cloud that suddenly enveloped me,’ he writes. ‘In Lesotho, no matter what you were going through, you were very rich compared to other people.

    ‘I suddenly felt embarrassed and wondered if the journalist had sense enough to be embarrassed too.’ He was so infuriated by the interview that he then ran off and drowned his sorrows with ‘litres of beer’ and ‘a grocery bag full of weed’.

    Perhaps all that ‘weed’ has obscured his recollection of that frightful experience. Who was the ghastly reptile?

    Looking back through the archives, I see that it was none other than ITV’s Tom Bradby.”



  19. andyjsnape says:

    Teacher charged with abuse after BBC Radio 4 investigation

    bBC does an investigation

    Jimmy Saville?
    Rolf Harris?
    Stuart Hall?


  20. Zephir says:

    No bloody bbc “investigations” about grooming gangs infesting every UK city which harbours muslims ?

    The biggest sex crime scandal the UK has EVER seen and silence from the bastard bbc and other so called “journalists”.

    “holding power to account” does not include politicians, the police and social services ingnoring or covering up this scandal ?

    Hidden local news wherever possible by the bbc.


  21. AsISeeIt says:

    Hoots Mon!

    Transgender Scots will have to apply for a separate UK gender certificate in order to be recognised outside Scotland under changes being made by ministers (Times)

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I could be bothered to do all the extra paperwork.


    • JohnC says:

      I doubt many of them will either when there’s no attention to be gained from it.


      • Guest Who says:



        The bbc Moaning Emole…

        Far-right rioters storm Brazil’s capital | Prince Harry reveals more

        A far left drip fest.


    • tomo says:

      In such a target rich Scottish environment – it’s a shame that Gregor Fisher has retired Rab C Nesbitt



  22. Guest Who says:

    Vile also asks about who you lose respect for.

    Which is funny, in a way.


  23. Fedup2 says:

    BBC News

    The Brazil correspondent is a work of art in non reporting of their election ‘problems’. It seems possible or likely that the Far Left fraudster elected to the presidency has imported the Obama /. Biden model of election theft .

    The beeboid obviously smeared and linked events to President Trump ( without evidence ) and avoided providing any motivation as to why thousands of voters attacked the presidential palace – same method the msm used for the one Washington demo.

    We will never know is events were organised by the Brazilian security service in the same was FBI stooges did it in Washington

    I wonder when the next election will be stolen using the Obama / Biden method ….


  24. Guest Who says:

    A ‘sneering bbc news presenter’ really does not narrow the fileld.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Rishi new courses on how to avoid tax using non dom status and how to run to the USA on a green card if it all goes shit.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Even better – BBC now putting Elon musk in the frame for the Brazil demonstrations . Up pops the ‘fact checker ‘ girl now delighted that you tube has now declared non approved views in Brazil as ‘misinformation ‘. No mention of the honesty of the actual election but the usual BBC view that a winning ‘far left ‘ candidate is the true winner ……
      This is only going to get worse . But on the upside at least when the UK election comes there won’t be a need to fiddle it because the blue labour outfit will be gone …. Rishi with his green card – hunt off to chair a private health company …..


      • Guest Who says:


        How is citing another, in this case US, social media censorship imposition, in any way ‘fact checking’?

        Does she present in a short skirt with Pom poms?


        • Fedup2 says:

          I think Springster is engineering the chair on ‘today ‘ — then it’s the ‘jungle’ or ‘love Ireland ‘and eternal celebrity day shows ….


          • Zephir says:

            “Does she present in a sort skirt with Pom poms?”

            Nope, that’s just the libtard males at the bbc on dress down Friday.


          • Guest Who says:

            Maybe she will shave her head, wear cans sideways, pretend to support footy and get her ‘journalism’ from The Critic Magazine?

            Painted Toenails.


      • tomo says:


        – its definitely Trump’s fault


        What an utter shower


  25. Fedup2 says:

    Start the week
    “ what it means to be black and Scottish “ – quote – I kid you not – laughed out loud at that one …


  26. Zephir says:

    Re maths education: a better understanding of statistics will reveal the many bbc lies and misinformation and the misinformation peddled by much of the MSM.

    It is even recommended that doctors improve in this area as they are subject to “statistics” from pharma companies…

    See Ben Goldacre, “Bad Science” a very revealing tome:

    Ben Goldacre is a doctor, writer, broadcaster and academic who specialises in unpicking dodgy scientific claims from drug companies, newspapers, government reports, PR people and quacks. Bad Science reached Number One in the non-fiction charts, sold over 400,000 copies in the UK alone, and has been translated into 25 languages

    “Ben Goldacre’s wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations.

    Since 2003 Dr Ben Goldacre has been exposing dodgy medical data in his popular Guardian column. In this eye-opening book he takes on the MMR hoax and misleading cosmetics ads, acupuncture and homeopathy, vitamins and mankind’s vexed relationship with all manner of ‘toxins’. Along the way, the self-confessed ‘Johnny Ball cum Witchfinder General’ performs a successful detox on a Barbie doll, sees his dead cat become a certified nutritionist and probes the supposed medical qualifications of ‘Dr’ Gillian McKeith.

    Full spleen and satire, Ben Goldacre takes us on a hilarious, invigorating and ultimately alarming journey through the bad science we are fed daily by hacks and quacks.”

    I would add:

    The Lottery = a tax on people who are bad at maths.


    • tomo says:


      The medical profession as a whole are regularly caught out by bad arithmetic. There are honourable exceptions.

      iirc the top searched book on the topic has an entire chapter devoted to medics.

      Sumz seem to be an Achilles heel of the bureaucratic centipede of the NHS as evidenced by John Campbell’s recent coverage of myo and peri carditis at Swindon GWH Trust

      I’d argue that maths rather than arithmetic is behind quite a bit of flaky science as its entirely possible to derive a set of equations to simulate something that doesn’t exist – it’s when the real world and politics + ideology arrive on the scene and collide with the modelling that things heat up…


  27. Fedup2 says:

    DT headlines of the day

    ‘Inside swedens’ collapsing housing market ‘

    ‘Should we be worried about Tom Hanks ?”


    • Guest Who says:

      Only if he moves to Malmo and pops a frag grenade in the kids’ lunch box.


    • tomo says:

      Sweden used to have a tightly controlled housing market that taxed people making mad resale speculating profits in a rational way – stopping realtors / estate agents from manipulating markets in narrow locales and evening out accommodation prices nationwide.

      Don’t know if that’s still the case.


  28. digg says:

    The BBC this morning going large on Harry. I detect they are hedging their bets but generally trying to kinda support his loony behaviour due no-doubt to their knee-jerk built-in hate of the Sovereignty.

    This is the biggest opportunity they have ever had to diss the Royals who I am sure they would prefer to be lined up against a wall and despatched a-la Russkie revolution.

    So transparent!


  29. Fedup2 says:

    From the DT – sex wars at the BBC –

    Tim Davie is facing a revolt as he is accused of letting the transgender Pride network “police” the BBC.

    The BBC director general has been told by staff to “shut down” the corporation’s Pride networks after a co-chair complained he wanted more influence over stories.

    Mr Davie has been accused by insiders of “incredible naivety” for letting the BBC Pride and BBC Studios Pride networks expand among hundreds of staff, backing trans activism.

    The Telegraph understands that staff have raised concerns directly to his office.

    The latest trans row to hit the broadcaster began with a testy exchange between Nathan Wren, BBC Studios Pride’s co-chair, and Malcolm Clark, a science producer, at the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers last month.

    Mr Clark claims he complained that the group “policed” BBC output and stifled debate, prompting Mr Wren to reply: “We only intervene, when, say, a trans subject is being covered and then we’ll press to ensure trans voices are being heard.”

    Mr Clark said when he pointed out that even unions would not wish to have such editorial influence, Mr Wren replied: “We often ask for changes and they don’t happen.”

    Now, the Telegraph can reveal that some staff are calling for a crackdown on the group, accusing it of being “homophobic” by eroding the sanctity of binary, immutable biological sex by promoting self-identified genders, thus undermining same-sex attracted people.

    “Many staff are fed up with the way BBC Pride’s influence undermines the BBC’s reputation for impartiality – Tim Davie needs to shut Pride down now before its influence undermines the BBC further,” one BBC insider said.

    The growing influence of the BBC Pride networks has been partly blamed as a hangover from the BBC’s long-standing ties with Stonewall, the contentious LGBT charity.

    In a report in 2018 on LGBTQ+ culture and progression, the BBC heaped praise on Stonewall and one of ten recommendations was for BBC Pride to be “strengthened”.

    The report was part-written by Phil Harrold, the chief of staff to the director-general and chairman, who is also the “executive sponsor of the BBC Pride staff network”.

    Such emboldening was evident in June 2021, when leaked minutes of BBC Pride’s board showed they were demanding to “attend commissioning meetings” and play a role in “editorial processes” on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

    This escalated in what was reportedly a tense video call between Fran Unsworth, the former director of BBC News, and BBC Pride’s board in November 2021, when the BBC quit Stonewall diversity training.

    Members of BBC Pride were “disappointed and frustrated” but Ms Unsworth was said to have told staff “you’ll hear things you don’t personally like… and you have to get used to that”.

    Following the latest row over BBC Studios Pride chiefs suggesting they want more influence, a BBC insider said: “Pride believes the rights of transwomen are more important than the rights of women to single-sex spaces and sports.

    “BBC senior management have been incredibly naive not to understand the political nature of gender identity activism and the way it’s been tacked onto gay rights.

    ‘It’s all about trans, not LGB’

    “People seem to think Tim is aware of the issue, but every complaint has to go through the Pride sponsor Phil Harrold, because he also runs Tim’s office.”

    The insider claimed BBC Sport reporters were told to refer to the transwoman athlete Laurel Hubbard as a woman in the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, as an example of the effects.

    A second BBC source said: “It’s intimidating, how much power the Pride group has on trans activist issues and there’s no one to stop them or put the counter case.

    “Editors don’t want to do anything to offend internal activists because they’re afraid of the inevitable argument and internal complaints that would follow. Even if they know they made the correct editorial decision. It’s all about trans, not LGB.”

    A BBC spokesman said: “BBC Pride is a volunteer-led staff network which aims to support all LGBTQ+ staff. It is not an editorial team, has no role in directing editorial content and like the Telegraph Group’s ‘Out Loud’ LGBTQ+ network, our staff networks help ensure the BBC is an inclusive organisation.

    “Editorial decisions about what the BBC broadcasts or publishes are made in accordance with our editorial values and standards, including our commitment to due impartiality.”ENDS

    I’m so glad I care less about these perversions – but the thought that these people hold positions on the commissioning of programmes explains a lot …


    • Guest Who says:

      Hijacking words is a very BBC thing atop a very folk the bbc identify with thing.

      Hence many ‘gay’ seemed were clearly out and already pretty miserabilist.

      The Trust, wasn’t.

      And Pride is something nothing to do with any estimate of their output.


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  30. Guest Who says:

    A tv Dr. opines.

    Surely not long before she is awarded an Hon. Perfessership in Vile Studies at Wakanda U?

    QT bookers on the blower?


  31. Fedup2 says:

    I’m sure I heard the ex prince described that his wife has ‘suffered’ because words ‘ treatment by members of The Firm .

    Perhaps the ex prince should go look up the definition of ‘suffering’ or go to NHS hospital car parks and the back of ambulances to see what real ‘suffering ‘ is .

    The more I see of this character – the more self centred he appears to be . On the upside – he ll never be in Blighty again .

    I wonder if the taliban will get to him?


  32. tomo says:

    It was inevitable


    • MarkyMark says:

      Let us all stop funding UK terrorism!

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

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

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

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

      . . . .

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

      . . .

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


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      “for Muslims everywhere to end the occupation of foreign forces”

      By relocating themselves to: Iran, Saudi, or Afghanistan?

      Does the hate-preacher have to sign the Oath of Allegiance just like all church of England priests have to?


  33. Guest Who says:

    Given the BBC is doing all it can to get a fairer, greener Labour govt in based not on silly stuff like maths, but making decisions on science involving Trillions…

    Ed Miliband

    In 1989, Miliband gained four A Levels—in Mathematics (A), English (A), Further Mathematics (B) and Physics (B)—and then read Philosophy, Politics and Economicsat Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

    Justin Rowlatt

    Justin Rowlatt was born on June 1966 in London and was educated at Hampstead Comprehensive in Cricklewood, and then at Mansfield College, Oxford University, where he studied Philosophy, politics and economics.

    That holding power to account thing… very Oxford in nature.

    Seems Ed ditched the Maths for a career where the money is. Justin seems to enjoy travelling the world, Davos, meeting people…


  34. andyjsnape says:

    Brazilian forces regain control after Congress stormed

    I was reading this and thought how long before the likes of the bBC mention Trump and guess what

    How Trump’s allies stoked the Brazilian riot”




  35. andyjsnape says:


    “Lord Sugar’s search for a new business partner is back, and this year’s 18 candidates kick things off on the magnificent Caribbean island of Antigua. Under the watchful eye of Baroness Karren Brady and Claude Littner, the teams must sell and run bespoke tours. After bickering on the beach and some woeful negotiations, back in the boardroom, one candidate is sent packing.”

    All the way to Antigua – carbon footprint??

    Essential travel??

    Do what YOU like, and preach to us plebs


  36. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – not the Guardian this time?

    Not the BBC but they are involved no doubt in misleading journalism. The BBC have managed to omit the Daily Telegraph along with the Metro (again) from the BBC’s The Papers Blog: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-64206354. Instead, I clicked on the link to the DT’s web-site and I find this: “The 80-year-old mountaineer who conquered Everest without oxygen” refering to Peter Habeler’s climb on the famous mountain.

    That is rather far from the truth, the Hairy Prince will be pleased to note. Habeler did not ascend Everest without oxygen as an 80 year old. He made the climb in 1978 when he was 36 years of age. Secondly, he had help. Habeler did not climb solo but partnered the even more famous Reinhold Messner who was two years his junior at 34 years of age.


  37. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    This morning on bbbc radio newcastle they were on about the imminent ‘clean air zone’ which means certain drivers must pay £12:50 to enter the city.

    The person being interviewed, some labour person, said that this has been imposed on them by the government.
    The interviewer didn’t ask the obvious question of “would a labour government reverse this”

    He said that this does not affect private cars or motorcycles but forgot to add ‘yet’ at the end of his reply.

    He denied it was a money raising scheme which I reckon over 90% of listeners know that’s exactly what it is.

    For balance, they next interviewed a ‘green party’ person.
    She said it didn’t go far enough and that every vehicle must pay.

    * Disclaimer.
    I only have bbbc radio newcastle on in my bedroom (for local news, football ((Sunderland)) and weather) as I wake up, all my other radios are tuned to Boom.


    • MarkyMark says:

      This is a good example where Greenpeace have used a figure ’40K deaths’, but the interviewee says it’s ’40K premature deaths’. But they don’t say that it’s lives cut short – i.e. pollution takes say 30 days off live expectancy.

      Andrew Neil vs Greenpeace – Air Pollution (car crash interview)

      Take a figure which shows shortened life expectancy (which is hard to determine because obesity etc), total these bits up (days) and convert it into a single person’s life (this is the bad maths bit) then use it in a term ’40K premature deaths’ and then remove the ‘premature’.

      So you end up with driving your car to work is killing 40K people a year – think of the children’s lungs @2:18 . Won’t anyone think of the children!



  38. MarkyMark says:

    1984 (1984) ORIGINAL TRAILER [HD]


  39. Guest Who says:


    The tatest effort from the BBC’s fave doctorated frizzy peroxide victim with a booger catcher suggests not.

    Lucky, the kids always can rely on Nish.


    • Guest Who says:

      On matters ‘comedic’ (BBc quotes) and regime comedians (not funny).


      “Why Regime comedians, and faded establishment rags, feel the need to rag on GB News, employing whatever pernicious calumnies they see fit, remains somewhat unclear.”

      there does seem to be a core line {cough}BBc{uncough} too.

      They do like their Godwin. Maybe spinster could check with Sopes, BS or O’Brien?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Nish Kumar: Comedian ‘pelted with bread’ after making Brexit jokes at charity cricket lunch
      The Mash Report host was escorted off stage to boos from the crowd

      Adam White
      Tuesday 03 December 2019 10:03

      NOTE ‘kill parents’ is not mentioned on the page – omission is the greatest lie.


  40. andyjsnape says:

    Divorce: Has January become the month for marriages to end?

    This is okay to have a white husband and white wife – guess the topic wouldn’t be politically correct to show the 80% mixed race couples for this


  41. StewGreen says:

    Grooming gangs : Woman’s Hour doesn’t often talk about them
    but last Thursday a Guardian journalist tweeted that she would be on promoting her article about Ellie Williams being found guilty for false rape reporting
    They use the name Eleanor Williams as if to differentiate from the Justice for Ellie campaign, initially supported by Maggie Oliver, Rachael Riley and TR.

    Then Woman’s hour added its own promo tweets
    .. https://twitter.com/BBCWomansHour/status/1610940820986728450
    .. https://twitter.com/BBCWomansHour/status/1611029768723472390

    Then today they’ve followed up with a change of tone
    “we consider the possible impact her conviction could have on how rape is reported, how it’s handled by the police and whether women are believed. ”
    They had a discussion with @MaggieOliverUK & @NazirAfzal

    The did 2 promo tweets, including
    Could the conviction of one young woman for falsely claiming she’d been trafficked by an Asian grooming gang have consequences for rape victims?
    @BBCNuala talks to Former Chief Prosecutor @nazirafzal
    & @MaggieOliverUK


  42. StewGreen says:

    Of 30.4 million ACTUAL women, 125 are currently incarcerated as serious sex offenders.
    1 in 243,000

    Of the 48,000 transwomen, 82* are currently incarcerated as serious sex offenders.
    1 in every 585.

    * The 82 figure was actually as high as 92 in January 2022. .. 1 in every 522

    The same figure for men generally is 1 in every 2500-3000.


  43. StewGreen says:

    Sri Lanka collapsed cos nutters pushed the country into organic farming and against fossil fuels
    Last week BBC Woman’s Hour lauded the woman behind it, without mentioning the chaos she caused.
    They promoted the item in about 6 tweets


  44. tomo says:

    I know I’ve proclaimed that Harry’s of no interest to me but…

    He’s telling the world he snaffled a few lung fulls of nitrous in the birthing suite?



    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Am I missing something about the Royal coke-head, but is it not the case that if you have taken drugs then you are not allowed into the USA – full stop?


  45. StewGreen says:

    Does lefty Twitter still look hatey ?


    • tomo says:

      One thing I’ve noticed is that the eco turds falling from the Twitter sky haven’t abated – I get the feeling that there’s thousands of separate rules applied to separate accounts in a one way tagging process – and that Musk’s peeps can’t be bothered to untangle it all – since it was intended to be untangleable…

      Would not be surprised to see Musk precipitate a ground – up re-write of Twitter.

      Lefty twerps will continue being lefty twerps = there are sensible lefties but they know better than to offer themselves up to the mobs that roam.


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast
      BBC Radio 5 Live, Wednesday 3 January 2018

      During a phone-in on the programme a contributor, Danielle Tiplady was introduced as a staff nurse. We should have established and made clear on air that she was a political activist.




  46. tomo says:

    Nine out of Ten

    Welsh Civil Servants are still working from home.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Er, 9 out of 10 Welsh civil servants may still be at home. It doesn’t necessarily follow that they are ‘working’…


  47. Fedup2 says:

    On wato
    The welsh health minister was explaining how they need more money but didnt want to raise taxes even more . Apparently only a very few people in wales are victims of the highest tax rates so its not worth hitting them again .
    But wait – there is also National insurance – so looks like thats going up in wales . NI isnt a tax is it ? Or is it ?
    ( it is really ) …


  48. andyjsnape says:

    Not bBC this time.


    But remember they work for us, well some of the time


    • StewGreen says:

      Doh that is just a Birmingham newspaper cherrpicking Jess Phillips’ photo to use for clickbait on their story based on a news Tortoise Media/SkyNews database
      They do go onto list 2 local Tories who earnt much more than her.

      Jess Phillips’ regular media appearances, newspaper columns, speaking engagements and books have helped her rise through the ranks of Parliament’s high earners.

      Phillips features in a top 20 of MPs who rake in a ‘second income’ off the back of being an MP, on top of their £84,000 base annual salary. Since December 2019, according to analysis by Sky News and Tortoise Media, the MP for Yardley has earned a private income of £162,838, nearly all from media and writing work.

      Yet that pales into comparison with Conservative MPs locally. Top of the earners is Andrew Mitchell, MP for Sutton Coldfield, who earned £657,796 on top of his MP salary in three years.

      It is interesting that MP’s earn money, cos of course that could make them biased
      However I’m concerned about Labour MP’s giving time to unions and NGOs

      #2 The database is out of date
      Owen Paterson is listed yet he’s not an MP
      eg “Andrew Mitchell, MP for Sutton Coldfield, who earned £657,796 on top of his MP salary in three years”
      Just said he had relinquished all outside interests since becoming Secretary of State for International Development. “Since rejoining the Government last year I no longer have any outside interests.”

      Sir Geoffrey Cox has always earned a huge amount through his top international barrister assignments.

      In addition to salaries (mainly skewed to Tories) there is donations (where Labour get a big chunk)
      SkyNews Westminster Account intro


      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew – watch out ‘Thoughtful’ will be on the ‘we don’t pay politicians enough ‘ gig – as if any amount would satisfy their greed … on all sides …


    • StewGreen says:

      Intro video
      Some of the contexts
      “- some earnings are donated to charity,
      – some MPs will earn more than others for less work,
      – MPs in marginal seats will have to raise more funds for campaigning than those in safe seats.”

      Top earner was Theresa May , mostly from speeches at £60-100K each for in person
      or £40K for online
      “Mrs May has said the money she earns goes into a company called the Office of Theresa May Limited, from which she pays herself a salary of £85,000 a year
      The rest of the cash, she says, goes to support her charitable work, though it is not known how much, and to pay for other activities as a former prime minister.”


  49. digg says:

    It is clear that Harry is doing all he can to invoke a response from the Family. Like a cantankerous child, his whole demeanour screams his exasperation that he is unable to draw blood

    Any response would only give him both oxygen and more dirt for his book sequel. I think if the Palace are being advised properly they know this and will be guarded.

    I would advise them to keep totally silent and give him nothing to use for more ammunition.

    The grown up version of being sent to his room when out of control in fact.

    Just like a child knowing that a tantrum in the supermarket has the most effect, Harry is using the attention he gets from the media for the same ends.

    What a plonker!


  50. tomo says:

    If you are curious about what’s happening in Brazil – likely a good move to tune in later:


    • JohnC says:

      Something stinks : the BBC are using every trick they have to discredit the protestors without telling a single thing about why they are doing it.

      And I see all mainstream media are again simultaneously branding the claims as ‘false claims’ when they cannot possibly know that.

      Whatever the truth is, we won’t get it from the BBC or google for this one. A search brings up the BBC first, then The Guardian, then New York Times and then CNN. All way over to the Left.