509 Responses to Midweek 11 January 2023

  1. StewGreen says:

    The BBC is a Green PR operation
    Join Onto CEO & Co-founder Rob Jolly on @BBCRadio4
    #GapFinders (12 Jan) at 12:00pm!

    He’ll discuss finding a gap in the #EV sector for an all-inclusive subscription service,
    what he did differently from other #start-ups & his motivations.


  2. MarkyMark says:

    THE monthly meeting of the board of directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in March began with the approval of a €80m loan to the Bulgarian subsidiary of a Turkish glass tableware manufacturer.

    But it was another Turkish loan decision made that day among nearly €4 billion worth of lending that this week sparked uproar among Southampton Euro MPs and unions.

    Meeting at the bank’s headquarters in Luxembourg – a striking glass-roofed building, its 28 directors and 12 alternate directors signed off up to €190m of funding for a Ford Transit factory in Turkey.


    5 Nov 2012


  3. Scroblene says:

    Good to note that Andrew Bridgen will sit as an Independent MP.

    I wish that many more would leave the blue labour and do the same, we might get some sort of action at last!

    Actually, with old labour still owning loads of trots, assorted lefties, union-paid flunkeys, plus other failures, a few of them could stand as independents and we could at least give them a chance as well…

    I know we would in Tunbridge Wells!

    PR by the back door…?


    • moggie63 says:

      I’d vote for him. Unfortunately, he’s in a neighbouring constituency.


      • Scroblene says:

        We used to have Anne Widdecombe, Moggie (not in the biblical sense you understand), and she was pretty damned good at her job around here!

        She was the only MP I’ve seen, who was out by a local station at a godforsaken hour in the early morning, casting for votes – and she got them!


  4. JohnC says:

    Bournemouth man murdered in argument over e-scooter, jury told

    More whopping lies by ommission yet again by the BBC.

    They completely fail to mention he is an asylum seeker who lied about his age and settled an argument in the way they do where he came from. They even try to infer it wasn’t really his fault by concentrating on the argument instead of this savage deliberately stabbing someone through the heart.

    These are the ethics of the BBC. None whatsoever. The agenda justifies everything. As it did for Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin etc etc.

    Afghan asylum seeker stabbed aspiring marine to death in a row over e-scooter, court told



  5. Fedup2 says:

    Wow 6pm bbc news – just a 10 minute advert for the medical mafia – with a mixed message of more money and an even bigger NHS –
    Shame the government won’t have the guts to fight them for a year or more ….. they really need to control the NHS spending .
    If the responsibility for the NHS always falls on thr government – why not dump the management layers and run the thing – or sell it off …


    • taffman says:

      We do not have a NHS anymore, it is now an International Health Service . The Tories are a busted flush.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Taffman – I think it’s because I don’t see / hear BBC news very often that I notice how raw the bias is now. It’s gone beyond the clever nuanced Goebells style of presentation and goes straight to a soviet style ‘No ifs no buts ‘… NHS employees are good – there can be no dissent – no challenge ….


  6. Scroblene says:

    I think the BBC should call for a general strike, with all their leftie mates joining in…

    That way, normal working citizens could quickly form their own strategies to get UK Inc back on track, without childish striking journos in W1AA, no more frivolous MPs pissing their expenses up the wall, no more useless guards on trains, no more wasteful diversity managers in the NHS, no more hangers-on in local authorities, no more letting illegals in – (lots of new work for dinghy-returning high-speed boats), no more London transport drivers on £80,000 a year…

    What more could a peaceful indigenous British population want?


  7. StewGreen says:

    6:25pm Rishi Sunak is fronting a Conservative Party Broadcast
    – went on about NHS .. “My dad as a doctor my mum a pharmacist we will fix this”
    – Used the words “illegal migrants” multiple times


  8. vlad says:

    The definitely-not-an-islamic-terrorist attacker in Paris turns out to be a Libyan illegal immigrant.

    Somehow GB News have obtained that bit of information ahead of the massively over-funded BBC.
    Almost as if they don’t want to know. Or don’t want you to know.


    • MarkyMark says:

      On 22 March 2020, 7-year-old Emily Grace Jones[1] was stabbed at Queen’s Park in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, while riding her scooter and died shortly afterwards.[2][3] Eltiona Skana, a 30-year-old Albanian woman unknown to the Jones family, was arrested on the scene and later charged with murder.[4][5]

      Stabbed – head chopped off – stabbed



    • G says:

      Just imagine the slaughter when the WEF/Soros switch is thrown to mobilise the 45,000+ Albanians in the UK.

      If they descend upon a City or Town, en masse and knife wielding………


  9. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – it is an obsession

    The BBC do have an obsession with America: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-64227618


    • digg says:

      What I have observed with the BBC is not so much that they are a biased, lying bunch of toads but they actually know this and continue doing it regardless. They couldn’t give a fig for any criticism and will ruthlessly follow their extreme left wing direction as long as they are paid while they do it.

      Fix: stop bloody paying them! We need people on the streets gluing themselves to Broadcasting house and throwing red paint at it until the public put their wallets away.

      They are a left wing agitator and need the whole lot of lefty employees cleaning out to get back to become the real national broadcaster they are paid for and are supposed to be.


  10. digg says:

    I read that Tesla cars are losing shitloads in valuation after only one year and some stupid owners are a tad miffed.

    I am sure this is not confined to Tesla cars. Although I expect the manufacturers will want to keep this under wraps.

    All electric cars owners are going to have to face the fact that they have paid big bucks for a pile of shite eventually.

    When will our noble and upright media like the BBC start to ask what is going to happen to all those massive dead lumps of battery cells when they cough or need megabucks to replace with another lump of cells that will die as well.

    At least the remains of a petrol or diesel car is mostly just metals to be recycled.

    Car makers have obviously tumbled to the realisation that if you sell a reliable vehicle that only needs to be topped with fuel from time to time you will make no further profit from the buyer. Batteries have offered them the ideal way to fix that issue to keep people paying them.

    In much the same way, a few years back if you wanted to buy some professional computer software you paid up and got it for use from there on. Now you can’t do that, you have to pay again every year to continue using it.

    Why are we building a massive problem for ten years time and the media monkeys have their hands on their eyes just because their nutcase green religion blinds them to reality as they spew vitriol at owners of cars that have proven to be efficient for so many years?


    • TrickCyclist says:

      My Asian neighbour, who must be seen to have the latest of everything, has a white Tesla on his drive. Usually anyway – in the last few months I’ve also seen a blue one (marked ‘Tesla Service Car’ or something) and a black one at intervals.
      Seems like Tesla’s customer service is good. Their reliability – probably not so much.


  11. StewGreen says:

    Tge main purpose of media is not to serve the public
    but rather to push products and agendas.
    Thus the BBC is a huge agenda pushing operation.
    GreenDream etc.

    And now we see GBnews and TalkTV have gone Cuckoo banging on about some book
    Since TalkTV is Murdoch I wonder if he owns the publishing company ?

    The book generates newspaper stories
    but it’s all tittle tattle to me.


  12. Fedup2 says:

    Very worrying news. Apparently a couple of hyper super sonic missile launching Russian warships have travelled through the Channel . They are capable of striking key hotels and holiday camps without warning . Missile defence systems are being put in place to safeguard Albanian new arrivals .

    The Russian ships have also prevented the safe passage of dinghies from the French enemy to the enemy RNLI Uber taxi service …


  13. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    I’m sure you’ll all be gutted to hear that Robert Kennedy Jnr is filing a class action lawsuit against the BBC constructed ‘Trusted News Inititative’


    • StewGreen says:

      That’s the third mention today
      I posted links this morning.


      • tomo says:

        That Robert Kennedy does it from 3000 miles away = surely says something about the mostly gutless, grasping gits in the UK legal profession.


  14. Sluff says:

    Telling moment on BBC news that reveals so much of their character.
    On the news. A seal has turned up in a freshwater fishing lake,

    All together.. aaahhhhhh. How sweet.

    Except the seal is eating his way through all the fish. He’s got through £2500 so far and the lake owner has had to close down. Someone’s living is on the line here. Losing thousands of pounds.

    This is of no interest whatever to the patronising BBC. At the end of the story the usually OK Sophie Raworth gave us the aahhhh, and the sigh. No doubt where her sympathies lie. With an animal not the humans.

    So much for impartial.


  15. StewGreen says:

    9pm BBC doco about a Pakistani save the world billionaire Arif Naqvi attracting big investment from Gates Foundation
    then it turned he was broke and was hiding the accounts

    The bit I saw was about him proudly building mosques in Dubai etc


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC presenters in IR35 case must pay thousands back in taxes, court rules
      PUBLISHED: 12:38, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:40, Thursday, 15 July 2021


      Three BBC presenters must pay hundreds of thousands of pounds back in IR35 taxes, despite a High Court judgement that found the corporation had wrongly forced them to use personal service companies.

      Joanna Gosling, David Eades and Tim Wilcox must pay back HMRC £920,000 after a tribunal ruled their contracts with the BBC fell inside the off-payroll tax rules (IR35).

      The presenters’ case, which has taken eight years to resolve, is one of few high profile IR35 cases HMRC has won. Earlier this year, the tax authority lost its cases against ITV presenters Lorraine Kelly and Kaye Adams.


  16. Zephir says:

    “Cambs doctor was ‘dishonest’ working locum shifts in London while on sick leave to support family

    Dr Adnan Waris was on sick leave from Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon when he worked a number of locum shifts at Homerton University Hospital in London. A tribunal heard he was not personally benefiting from the money.

    She explained that in April 2021 he sent all of his savings, £10,000 to £12,000, back to his family in Pakistan and sent another large sum in the thousands in May 2021. ”



  17. tomo says:

    Few here will be surprised at the conniving mendacity of the BBC in looking to do down those they perceive as a challenge to their market position. Kennedy seems to have them on the hook as instigators in “The Trusted News Initiative” – popcorn required.

    Looks like Robert Kennedy’s got some incendiary information from the inside.

    Fire drill at Broadcasting House

    Short interview at Fox News

    Not difficult to imagine how Spingster et al fit into the picture – hopefully the string pullers will be hauled into court.


    • Zephir says:


      the bbc memo, according to Kennedy, says they will “stamp them out and choke them” with regard to competing news platforms not within their self selected cartel of “trusted news” by denying them access to social media sites on the internet, essential to many business models of independent news.

      “That includes anyone who reports anything not in accordance with WHO, the whitehouse and certain other self selected official organisations, whether true or not”


      • Zephir says:

        (I always preferred Led Zeppelin to the WHO anyway)


      • JohnC says:

        ‘Totalitarianism is a form of government that attempts to assert total control over the lives of its citizens. It is characterized by strong central rule that attempts to control and direct all aspects of individual life through coercion and repression. It does not permit individual freedom.’

        That’s what the Left are trying to create. With them in charge and not subject to the same rules of course.


        • Fedup2 says:

          Thanks JohnC – that definition attaches well to the BBC –


        • tomo says:

          It’d be fun if there’s some element of baiting in the US TNI legal action and there is a trove of even more damning insider stuff showing the BBC to be even worse….

          That said the discovery phase is going to be entertaining as the BBC do not have the same statutory shield as they do here.

          The crudity of the manipulation never ceases to amaze.


          • Fedup2 says:

            Sounds like the BBC will have to settle to keep the secrets …


            • tomo says:

              I wonder at what the possible outcomes might be.

              I’ll ask a question and hopefully get some info which I will post here….


        • G says:


          “Urgent! UK Government’s Digital Identity Survey”

          A good summary of the issues and the form.

          This must be passed around urgently.


          • G says:

            “Consultation” procedures and practices 2018.


            This Consultation seems to violate many of the principles


          • Guest Who says:

            Very good. I like his style. Clearly has an opinion but goes through in a way much more honest than a BBc ‘analysis’.

            Forms in general are a major bugbear of mine.

            Online forms more so.

            Rigged ones even more.

            This one is beyond incompetent in trying to rig things better than a CitiZen’s Assembly (another new form of leopard in the Basement’ effort) survey. And that is saying something. I can only presume they are hoping garbled semantics and vague to baffling connections will derive answers to push it through.

            Bet TVL is under one of those ‘catch all’ under the counter folk they are saving for later.


        • StewGreen says:

          As I mentioned the other day
          They go totalitarian cos they believe they are working “For The Greater Good” and only their way is the true way
          It’s highlighted by the villagers behaviour in the movie Hot Fuzz.


          • MarkyMark says:

            The Vision of the Anointed (1995) is a book by economist and political columnist Thomas Sowell which brands the anointed as promoters of a worldview concocted out of fantasy impervious to any real-world considerations.[1] Sowell asserts that these thinkers, writers, and activists continue to be revered even in the face of evidence disproving their positions.

            Sowell argues that American thought is dominated by a “prevailing vision” which seals itself off from any empirical evidence that is inconsistent with that vision.

            The book challenges people Sowell refers to as “Teflon prophets,” who predict that there will be future social, economic, or environmental problems in the absence of government intervention (Ralph Nader is one of his foremost examples).



            • Guest Who says:

              Just read this and then this:


              And burst out laughing.

              What a shambles. Beyond which, my fave slapped arse face bottle blonde, who took over after Rachel Elnaugh went tits up, is not included.

              This was…

              James Caan – He came into the Den in 2007 and over three series he made 18 investments including Rapstrap which he backed with Duncan Bannatyne. They invested £150,000 in exchange for 50 per cent of the business.

              iirc, they, he, and/or the BBC, did not check IP.

              Not sure what happened since.


  18. Zephir says:

    RIP Jeff Beck

    78 years old, died suddenly from bacterial meningitis.

    A career spanning many years from the 60s spent largely out of the MSM spotlight but respected by all in the music business as a massive and unique talent.


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  20. Scroblene says:

    So sad about Jeff Beck – a real shock on reading the news just now!

    One of my favourite pieces by him with the lovely Tal Wilkenfeld here…

    RIP big guitar gentleman!


  21. JohnC says:

    Organ transplants: Black people wait up to six months longer, NHS figures show

    ‘How racist !’ you are supposed to think. Is there no end to to suffering of these poor people at the hands of Whitey ?.

    And look at their poor little faces:

    You have to dig right into the article to discover it’s because they refuse to be organ donors. A more accurate headline would be:

    “Why do black people refuse to donate organs ?.”. But there’s no element of ‘victimhood’ in the truth.

    Brought to you by:

    The problem is that every black person thinks white people are racist. They have it drummed into them every day by the BBC. And none of them think black people are racist because nobody has ever dared to say it. So we end up in this ridiculous situation.


    • moggie63 says:

      And yet, if you consider how many blacks are filletted each year by their peers, you’d imagine there must be plenty of spare organs going around. I also thought that the system was now opt-out so you are a donor unless otherwise specified?


      • JohnC says:

        They say that after death, the family cause problems and stop the donation.
        It’s just ‘something they don’t do’ apparently. I presume it comes under the heading ‘cultural differences’ along with stabbing, single-parent families, forming gangs and dealing drugs etc etc.


    • MarkyMark says:

      According to racial equality activist Richard Lapchick, the NBA in 2021 was composed of 73.2 percent black players, 16.8 percent white players, 3.1 percent Latino players of any race, and 0.4 percent Asian players.


      • moggie63 says:

        Well, if being a donor is something they ‘don’t do’, they can add being a recipient as something they ‘don’t do’.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Aside from the ‘it’s something they just don’t do’ factor, perhaps the problem would be less acute if they lived in countries that have different demographics, perhaps ones where black people form the majority (in real life, as opposed to just on television). Countries like Jamaica and Nigeria spring to mind.


    • G says:

      Well, they steal much everything else from Whitee why not Whitee’s organs?


  22. Fedup2 says:

    Great Fun

    The National Union of Students is anti semitic . Obviously infested by Far Right Nazis right ? Or maybe it’s another group …or religion …. but when this featured on the Today programme it wasn’t mentioned . Methinks the same view is held in the BBC – as ex NUS members …..

    Perhaps the NUS can be banned ? ( they enjoy banning others so have some )


    • JohnC says:

      One of many traits the Left have with Nazis which make me laugh when they write papers ‘proving’ Hitler was in fact far-Right and not a socialist.

      They’ve had plenty of their own ‘final solutions’ to get rid of people they don’t agree with throughout history.


  23. MarkyMark says:

    A poster of Demi Lovato wearing a bondage-style outfit and lying on a crucifix-shaped bed has been banned for causing offence to Christians.

    ^^ Maybe use a mosque and a koran?


  24. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Earlier today Sluff put a piece up about a seal which had got into a freshwater lake and was eating all the fish.

    Here’s my comment on that:

    A seal is enriching the place (probably a doctor or engineer seal)
    I wonder if the local fish welcomed this migrant seal.
    Diversity, isn’t it wonderful.
    Just ask the red squirrels.


  25. Guest Who says:

    Some might ask Springster, Rach and the lasses at BBC DU’h to check on this, but they might have preblocked any asking such questions.

    Still, there is always Sleepy trying to make a Nuke in the basement with the bald fella…ette… to cover up.


  26. JohnC says:

    Just seen a trailer for the mini-series ‘A Spy Among Friends’ based on a true story from about 1960.

    Instantly I see we have the main character in MI5 being yet another ‘strong woman’ sorting out all the white males.

    So I did a bit of checking and as expected, she is a completely invented character. Just like the woman who did the same in the BBC’s ‘Chernobyl’.

    The double-standards of the Left never cease to amaze me. It’s fine to re-write history when THEY think it’s OK – but the worst crime imaginable if they don’t.


  27. Fedup2 says:

    Just another piece on prostate cancer – I’ve described the refusal of my GP to provide a PSA test – my refused complaint to the NHS.
    I’m in a high risk group . The test costs about £50. I was even willing to pay . But it was a signpost for me that if the NHS doesn’t care about me – why should I care about it – or pay for it . I favour privatising it.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Jewish group demands suspension of NHS diversity manager who used anti-semitic stereotypes – ‘Apologise, now!’



    • moggie63 says:

      I had a prostate exam and PSA test right before Christmas, at the doctor’s request.


    • Sluff says:

      Be careful Fed.
      PSA tests have high false positive and false negative rates.
      Very nasty Invasive surgery can be carried out for no actual reason.
      The issue of course is the lack of Prostate Cancer research, for example by creating more accurate tests.
      Compared with ‘female’ cancers, Prostate cancer is very much the poor man. Literally.

      Hope you’re OK


      • Fedup2 says:

        Sluff – thanks – I got the whole thing about PSA s but it felt like I was being fobbed off. I have no unusual ‘signs’ but a close relative landed up under the knife because of undetected prostate cancer – so I’m very cautious …..

        I might go private if I am refused again – medical mafia – money talks – fill their mouths with gold …


        • StewGreen says:

          There was a bloke on GBnews saying
          “get a PSA test, I had no symptoms but the test saved my life”


          • Fedup2 says:

            What really p —-s me off is that huge resources go into screening for breast cancer but zip for prostate screening – guess the NHS just doesn’t care about chaps ….

            … I listened to some medical mafia saying that anothe £40 nbillion needs to go into their NHS – no one talks about the waste – the crap jobs like ‘diversity managers ‘ – just more and more and more . The theft and fraud by staff must be industrial ( see locums )


  28. atlas_shrugged says:

    Trevor Kavanagh of the Sun being interviewed by JHB on Talk Radio just now:

    “There is a grain of truth in what Andrew Bridgen is saying … as a heart attack victim myself just before Christmas”

    He went on to say:

    “There is a link between the covid-19 vaccine and heart attacks. It may not be thousands but it is definitely in the 100s”

    Please excuse me if I have not got the quotes 100%, this was just from memory.


  29. MarkyMark says:

    Mahroof Hussain, the national Diversity, Inclusion and Participation Manager at NHS Health Education England, said Jewish people exert control in society due to their ‘financial resources’
    Charlie Peters
    PUBLISHED Friday 06 January 2023 – 17:04 LAST UPDATED Saturday 07 January 2023 – 19:48

    A leading Jewish group has called on the NHS to suspend a diversity chief in the wake of a GB News investigation which showed him repeating anti-semitic stereotypes.



  30. AsISeeIt says:

    Nothing much else happening in the world edition

    In candid moments – when they’re not insisting they’re uniquely unbiased – our public service national broadcaster will stress their news provides a counter-weight to the right-wing press.

    Let’s do some fact-checking…

    The globalist corporate FT this morning frets over the popularity of the likes of Trump and Brexit and coins a new disease-related term for conservatism: Long populism takes toll on the body politic. Robert Shrimsley

    Populism is a pathology now

    This on a day when the chronically coronaphobic left-leaning ‘i’ newspaper relents somewhat on its hypochondria: Hope for millions who have long Covid… Major new study finds that symptoms should disappear within one year – breaking it to them gently that this long Covid was just possibly somewhat of a fevered figment of their media-hyped imagination?

    Meanwhile the supposedly conservative Tory loyalist paper – even if the present Tory leader happens to be a liberal-leaning big government spendthrift unelected placeman – does a hit job on the one brave Conservative MP who was willing to question the orthodoxy: Bridgen loses whip over Holocaust tweet… the tweet was condemned by Rishi Sunak

    Nuremberg Code, anyone? Permissible Medical Experiments… The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential

    Universities still carry outdated Covid vaccine mandates for healthcare courses. The requirement, withdrawn in March, could deter prospective students from signing up during a severe NHS staffing shortage, a study found (Telegraph, October 2022)

    Telegraph and FT win top spots on the BBC online press line up this morning, mind you. So the BBC can claim it isn’t always favouring the lefty press.

    The FT’s chronic compulsion is of course anti-Brexit stories.

    Brexit progress elusive – is a typical FT news briefing headline – the negativity typically disguising EU intransigence and Brussel’s anti-British guerilla tactics – this time on the long-running Northern Ireland issue.

    The Remoner FT aims to shore up opinion against Brexit. Their supposedly factual graph-adorned feature Datawatch presents another opinion survey confirming FT priors concerning Brexit buyer’s regret: The desire to leave the EU dropped dramatically in many European countries… after witnessing the effects of Brexit in the UK

    The FT knows what’s good for big business – and apparently that’s a good war: UK and Poland confirm plans to give Ukraine tanks… pressure on German government to follow suit

    Gosh, if this apparently pointless war has done anything, it’s shored up European unity – you don’t suppose that’s the point of it, do you? Remember folks, it’s not a conspiracy theory, if it’s true.

    The Daily Express remains stalwartly pro-war: United with the people of Ukraine – despite: The retirement dreams of millions of workers have been shattered by the cost-of-living crisis

    The Guardian could hardly be accused of a conservative slant. Practically every lefty box is ticked on their cover page this morning…

    There’s some interesting cross-fertilization from environmental (accent on the mental) Greenie campaigner George Monbiot as he weighs in on the NHS: I saw how the Tories are bleeding out the NHS

    However, there’s no dots joined between governmental utopian Greenery and our soaring fuel bills…

    Top Guardian headline reads: Fury as millions on prepay energy plunged into cold and dark

    And no elite celebrity guilt as the Gruan celebrates: Return of the Golden Globes – betcha there’s plenty of lefty-flavoured acceptance speechifying

    Black interest is served: Tennis star Naomi Osaka announces pregnancy

    That rogue Tory is further flash mobbed, this time by the left: Tory loses whip over ‘Holocaust’ comment

    And finally the Gruan speaks directly to its public sector readership: More than 100,000 to strike in civil service – given the huge numbers still WFH, how exactly will that strike manifest itself? Where to place the picket lines?

    Out of date, past its prime, same old old-Labour-supporting Daily Mirror takes a swipe at the same old past his prime Boris Johnson: Same old Tories… Same old Johnson – that’s what she said… as the many-years-married bored wife said to her dull husband?

    The formerly patriotic, now anti-patriarchal mainly female interest Times asks: Does Harry have a woman problem?

    Celebrity is celebrated: Glamour’s back. Star power at the Globes (Times)

    BoJo is dissed: Johnson joked of ‘most unsocially distanced party in UK’ (Times) – significantly the Times clips the last two words from that quote: “…right now” – afterall, where would be the relevence today if they were included in thir headline?

    The Sun goes with a continuation of the previous Royal story: Prince’s book turmoil goes on

    Whereas the Daily Star – ever the joker in the press pack – denies it’s going with the fuss over the Harry book, while going with the fuss over the Harry book: Sling your hook, sunbeam! Daily Star bans manbaby’s whinges… to give redaers a well-deserved break… we reserve the right to change our mind if nothing much else is happening in the whole world

    And Mr AsI’s thought for the day… where’s this legendary conservative press then?


    • MarkyMark says:

      09 December 2022
      Summary of complaint
      We received complaints from people who feel our coverage of the Netflix series Harry & Meghan has been excessive and that we have been promoting Netflix.

      Our response
      The Netflix series Harry & Meghan has been widely anticipated, with speculation as to what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may say about their experiences within the Royal Family, what this may mean for family relations and how this could affect perceptions of the Royal Family.

      Prior to the series being released, the trailers issued by Netflix were an indication of the issues which would be discussed. In this context, we broadcast clips of these trailers, which were clearly labelled, as part of our analysis. Our reporting has also reflected allegations that footage and photos used within the trailers were misleading.

      While this may not be a story of interest to everyone, we believe our coverage has been proportionate and duly impartial, reflecting public interest.



      • Guest Who says:

        Local Democracy meets PR as News.

        My FB timeline is littered with ‘suggested for you’ identical posts from such as Penge Live or Fort Willy Today all with the same image and headline of the crowd of one the BBC tried to pass off.

        All universally mocked.

        I notice some have adjusted to slightly to what ‘they have been told by publishers’. Just in case.


    • G says:


      “Nothing much else happening in the world edition”

      BBC (“The Worlds Most Trusted Broadcaster”) et al. being sued in the US for Anti-Trust behaviour when, it is alleged, they colluded/conspired to collectively block/restrict news they didn’t like or what contradicted their policies. E.g. Hunter Biden laptop etc. Other Defendant’s include CNN, Google etc.

      A good summary of the situation from:

      Question is, will the BBC’s ‘North American Correspondent’ be reporting?


  31. Doublethinker says:

    I don’t bother with M&H usually but I have noted that in recent days several lefty woke MSM outlets in the USA have turned against them or at least been critical of Harry’s book and interviews. Both the NYT and CNN have less than laudatory in their comments.

    Could it be that at last these outlets realise that H&M are just a couple of money grabbers who will lie through their teeth toget a dollar? Possibly but supporting known liars and doubling down on their lies has never troubled the NYT or CNN in the past so I doubt that is the explanation.

    More likely it is a calculation as to which side of this Royal war will do the most of the great worldwide Crusade of the Woke. Charles and William probably rank about 8 out of 10 in Wokeness . H&M rank higher. But Charles and William are far far more influential worldwide than H&M will ever be and can therefore do Wokism much more good. If H&M continue the war on the House of Windsor it diminishes the power and influence of Charles and William and so harms Wokism .

    They belatedly realise that Charles is their best friend who is willing to work for the woke cause.Therefore the MSM want Harry to shut up and get Charles on his throne lecturing us all about climate change whilst apologising for slavery and urging the government to spend trillions on reparations.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the palace hadn’t cut a deal with the woke MSM to gently sideline H&M in return for Charles pushing his Wokism even harder. Charles is batting for the long term survival of the House of Windsor not for the indigenous people of Britain.


    • MarkyMark says:

      In his capacity as King of the United Kingdom, Charles III is styled “Charles the Third, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith”.


    • Lucy Pevensey says:

      Good assesment Doublethinker.

      The native peoples of these islands are on our own with regard to any branch or layer of leadership. There is no one to look to, they are all corrupt.

      Can Charles III or William have an epiphany? I pray for that.


  32. MarkyMark says:

    Clap harder on Thursday?

    Ambulance bosses have apologised to the family of a man who died after he had a heart attack but no ambulance came.

    Martin Clark, 68, started suffering with chest pains at his home in East Sussex on 18 November – before any strike action started in the NHS.

    His family rang three times for an ambulance and after waiting 45 minutes drove him in their car to hospital.



    • Fedup2 says:

      I can imagine the panic . Assume there is no ambulance – assume there is no plod . It won’t improve under another regime – it is – as they say – what it is . Very sad .


  33. MarkyMark says:

    Organ transplants: Black people wait up to six months longer, NHS figures show

    White transplants in Africa?


    • digg says:

      The headline does all it can to suggest the system is putting black people behind white people in a racist sort of way. Read the story and it states clearly that people do better with organs from their own ethnicity. So it’s not the racist system treating them as second class citizens, it’s their fellow black people who can’t be arsed to donate organs.

      The BBC just can’t help a bit of whitey race baiting whenever they get the chance,

      Fixed it for you BBC.


      • MarkyMark says:

        BBC: Organ transplants: Black people wait up to six months longer, NHS figures show

        Reality: Organ transplants: Black people wait up to six months longer due to lack of donors from their ethnic groups. 650 MPS say the solution – more ethnics allowed in to UK!


      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        So when Alf Garnett said black people have black blood and white people have white blood, he had a point?


  34. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – there’s nothing like being up to date and that’s nothing like up to date

    It is ‘Hey ho’ for ‘Hi ho’. Or was. Yesterday. Jeff Beck’s death was announced yesterday, BBC, do please keep up.


  35. Fedup2 says:

    You know that eternal’ cost of living crisis ‘? How is it that supermarkets such as Tesco and sainsburys are announcing ‘good’ Christmas seasons ?

    Surely – with queues at Foodbanks so long you can see them from a falling Branson satellite – sales should be falling ? No linkage on the BBC of course . ..


  36. digg says:

    More Biden classified files found, BBC ran the story in the middle of the night but it vanished this morning.

    I see this behaviour from the “transparent” BBC quite often!

    Nice to know they are on the job!


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      It’s all right when they do it.

      There are no enemies on the left.


    • Guest Who says:

      One day there will be an accounting.

      Likely an FOI will founder on the BBC deciding information showing how bent they are is exempted.


  37. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – ‘the Left’ and the BBC are terrified ….

    …. that Joe Biden will be impeached or fall foul of the law and former President Donald Trump will have a clear run in 2024 at returning to the White House …

    …. that Rishi Sunak will fail or ‘be deposed’ and that Boris Johnson will make a comeback as leader of the Conservative Party.

    As a spectator it is quite enjoyable watching the BBC’s discomfort although having the Schadenfreude Dial meter needle constantly banging on its stop in the red zone is a bit irritating.


  38. theisland says:

    Re Andrew Bridgen

    Bridgen’s original tweet said ‘As one consultant cardiologist said to me this is the biggest crime against humanity since the holocaust.’

    I would be interested to know the views of our Jewish contributors here.
    We know the approximate death toll from the extermination camps (the Holocaust – capital ‘h’).
    We do not yet know (will we ever?) the death toll from the Covid ‘vaccines.’

    My own view of the likes of Hancock is unprintable.


    • MarkyMark says:

      MP will eat Kangaroo Anus for £400K whilst his constituents are not represented in Parliament … i.e. doing his job.

      Matthew Hancock
      Conservative MP for West Suffolk

      Employment and earnings
      Payments from The Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 0DT, for newspaper articles:
      30 November 2021, received £800. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 07 December 2021)
      25 January 2022, received £350. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 21 February 2022)
      5 April 2022, received £350. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 09 May 2022)
      17 May 2022, received £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 May 2022)
      2 December 2021, received £480 from Finito World, The Employability News Channel, Sutherland House, 3 Lloyd’s Ave, London EC3N 3DS, for a magazine article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 07 December 2021)
      Payments from the Daily Mail, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT, for newspaper articles:
      13 January 2022, received £2,000. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 14 January 2022)
      7 April 2022, received £1,000. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 09 May 2022)
      5 May 2022, received £750. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 09 May 2022)
      26 May 2022, further payment of £1,000 for an article. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 09 June 2022)
      14 June 2022, received £2,447.81 from the Forum of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Austria, Herrengasse 6-8/3/5, 1010, Wien, Austria, for a speaking engagement. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 15 June 2022)
      23 June 2022, received £1,000 from ANMFS Ltd (Mail Group), Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, Kensington, London W8 5TT, for an article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 01 July 2022)
      23 September 2022, received £2,000 from Global Media and Entertainment Ltd, 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA, for hosting a radio show. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 28 September 2022)
      21 October 2022, received £10,000 from Fintech Nexus, Huckletree Shoreditch, 18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AH, for a speech at the LendIt conference. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 01 November 2022)
      28 October 2022, received £45,000 from Minnow Films, 58-60 Rivington Road, London EC2A 3AU, via Shine Talent Management Limited, 8 Kingston Court, Kingston Fields, Kingston on Soar NG11 0DL, for appearing on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins between 24 September and 8 October 2022. Hours: approx. 80 hrs. (Registered 21 November 2022)
      4 November 2022, received £1,000 from ITN Productions, 200 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8XZ, for an appearance on the Andrew Neil Show. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 02 December 2022)
      30 November 2022, received £800 from Kings College, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, for a speaking engagement. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 05 December 2022)


    • StewGreen says:

      Hancock got massively ratioed 5 to 1
      Malhotras reply got 4 times as many likes


    • Loobyloo says:

      Methinks he doth protest too much.


  39. MarkyMark says:

    We are all struggling comrades …

    Name of donor: Global Media and Entertainment Ltd
    Address of donor: 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA

    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Four tickets to the Capital Jingle Bell Ball, total value approximately £400



  40. StewGreen says:

    The Conservatives accuse Starmer of being funded by XR
    well Conservatives are heavily dependent on cash from the Green Subsidy mafia
    so I am surprised they are throwing stones in a greenhouse by tweeting this.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Tories have taken £62,000 from Russia-linked donors since war began
      The donations include £50,000 from Lubov Chernukhin, who is married to Vladimir Putin’s former deputy finance minister

      profile2.jpgPeter Geoghegan
      Martin Williams
      Peter Geoghegan
      9 June 2022, 12.26pm



      Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent
      The Labour MP said Christine Lee appeared to be ‘operating as a legitimate person in the UK’.
      Amy Gibbons
      Thursday 13 January 2022 20:23


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      I for one have been convinced by the argument that if one promotes ‘stinky rebellion’ then this can create an adverse environment for investors into future oil discoveries. Hence this racks up the price of oil.

      Explicitly Stinky Rebellion working hand in glove with folk who benefit from high oil prices. Wonder who that could possibly be?


  41. StewGreen says:

    Perhaps we should have a TNI thread about The Trusted News Initiative
    #1 The history
    #2 The Robert Kennedy law suit

    Here’s the main tweets from since the start in early 2020

    A wider search
    Marianna was the first person to tweet about it.


  42. Banania says:

    Here is an extract from the disgraceful BBC report of Bridgen’s suspension:
    last autumn he began to make increasingly baseless claims including that vaccines were killing many people and that the damage was being covered up.

    In recent weeks, this rhetoric has increased.

    Posting a link to an article on vaccines earlier, he said: “As one consultant cardiologist said to me, this is the biggest crime against humanity since the Holocaust.”

    Extensive independent research shows that Covid vaccines are extremely effective at preventing deaths.
    Those opinions are BBC editorial, not reporting of ministerial clones.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Revelations of poor practices at a contract research company helping to carry out Pfizer’s pivotal covid-19 vaccine trial raise questions about data integrity and regulatory oversight. Paul D Thacker reports


      But, for researchers who were testing Pfizer’s vaccine at several sites in Texas during that autumn, speed may have come at the cost of data integrity and patient safety

      But, for researchers who were testing Pfizer’s vaccine at several sites in Texas during that autumn, speed may have come at the cost of data integrity and patient safety

      But, for researchers who were testing Pfizer’s vaccine at several sites in Texas during that autumn, speed may have come at the cost of data integrity and patient safety


    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Clearly, Mr Bridgen’s claims are “baseless”. The BBC tells me so. Also, there is no electoral fraud in the USA, and 81 million people voted for a man with dementia who never left his house.

      C’mon man.


  43. MarkyMark says:

    The BMJ, showed needles discarded in a plastic biohazard bag instead of a sharps container box. Another showed vaccine packaging materials with trial participants’ identification numbers written on them left out in the open, potentially unblinding participants. Ventavia executives later questioned Jackson for taking the photos.



  44. MarkyMark says:

    At the time of going to pixel, Tim Davie is currently in front of the Public Accounts Committee to talk about the BBC’s value for money. Worth bearing in mind…


    We (BBC) regret that we are not able to offer a response at present, as your complaint does not currently meet the requirements of our framework. It may help you to read the BBC Complaints Framework on our website , which explains on pages 11-13 the terms of our service.


    BBC is causing mental anguish 

    Dear Winston Smith at the BBC Complaints Department twinned with the Ministry of Truth as authored by your previous employee Eric Blair,

    If the BBC is causing mental anguish by producing News that contradicts reality then should it extinguish itself or at least give people the choice of paying the BBC rather than forcing them to pay a BBC TV TAX under Government protection and threat of prosecution (est. 180,000 in 2017)?

    Maybe you can do a BBC programme on it?

    Mr. H

    CAS-4987700-SY1FTF : BBC NewsWatch says boredom with pro-Brexit march.

    CAS-4963895-3HKGDN: Tommy Robinson: Are you reporting on him?.

    CAS-4844672-N8FDYY: Update on the MP Expenses 2009 scandal in 2018.

    CAS-4939547-J71Z1V: Here’s hoping Ireland do the right thing G.Lineker.

    CAS-4937378-YKMWBJ: BBC not reporting ‘Day of Freedom’ March 06may2018.

    CAS-4906141-BFJQL0: I take offence that presenters promote their books.

    CAS-4892811-C820SC: I am offended that I have to pay the BBC TV Tax.

    CAS-4824332-633N1P: What happened in Italy was not covered …

    CAS-4933135-ZV3V7F: The omission is the most powerful form of lie … 


    Thank you again for contacting us,

    BBC Complaints Team


  45. atlas_shrugged says:

    Poll finds bBC a little teeny wee bit biased and spreading misinformation shock:

    The biggest spreaders of misinformation on the covid vaccine benefits and harms is in fact the BBC. Do you agree ?

    Currently 91.6% agree out of 35,572 total votes


  46. MarkyMark says:

    Conservative Way Forward’s bombshell report, published last month, after the group revealed “politically motivated campaigns” were costing the taxpayer more than £7 billion a year. 40 Tory MPs signed a letter telling Hunt to take action…

    While the work is ongoing, sources say the Treasury are taking the report “really seriously”, with multiple teams working on potential areas to reduce waste – including the thousands of “equality manager” jobs that spawn every five minutes. Of course, Sajid Javid once vowed to row back on these non-jobs during his tenure as Health Secretary, and still they appear…

    Even so, it’s an obvious area to find savings. At least the Treasury aren’t sitting on their hands…



    Jeremy Hunt’s wife presents show on China’s state-run TV ‘that whitewashes Communist Party’s human rights abuse’
    Lucia Guo, wife of Jeremy Hunt MP, regularly appears on Sky TV’s China Hour
    Programme is owned by state-owned China International TV Corporation
    Guo has been accused of ‘whitewashing’ the Chinese Communist Party’s abuses

    PUBLISHED: 22:05, 25 December 2021 | UPDATED: 22:37, 25 December 2021


    Employment and earnings
    Payments received via Chartwell Partners Ltd, 26 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1LZ:
    14 December 2021, payment of £12,000 from Healthcare Business International, 4b Thane Works, London N7 7NU, for speaking at an event on 21 September 2021. Hours: 4 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 04 January 2022)
    1 March 2022, payment of £4,000 from Management Consultancies Association, 36-38 Cornhill, London EC3V 3NG, for speaking at an event on 9 February 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 04 March 2022)
    15 March 2022, payment of £5,200 from DAC Beachcroft, 25 Walbrook, London EC4N 8AF, for speaking at an event on 8 March 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 23 March 2022)
    23 March 2022, payment of £6,000 from Homecare Association, Sutton Business Centre, Restmor Way, Hackbridge, Wallington SM6 7AH, for speaking at an event on 16 March 2022. Hours: 3 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 25 March 2022)
    25 March 2022, payment of £4,000 from Centre of Excellence in Safety for Older People, Acorn Health Centre, 421 Blackburn Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 1RT, for speaking at an event on 17 March 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity (Registered 30 March 2022)
    30 March 2022, payment of £10,000 from Citi Group, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB, for speaking at an event on 23 March 2022. Hours: 4 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 30 March 2022)
    7 July 2022, payment of £10,000 from Taylor Wessing, 5 New St Square, London EC4A 3TW, for speaking at an event on 12 May 2022. Hours: 4 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 18 July 2022)
    7 July 2022, payment of £4,000 from VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group), 6th Floor, 2 London Wall Place, London EC2Y 5AU, for speaking at an event on 15 June 2022. Hours: 4 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 18 July 2022)
    Payment of £600 expected from Global Media Group Services Ltd, 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA, for presenting an LBC radio show on 21 July 2022. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 12 August 2022)
    Payments from Swift Press Ltd, Mount Pleasant, Rugby Road, Church Lawford, Rugby CV23 9EJ, via the Curtis Brown Group, Haymarket House, 28 -29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP. All payments made direct to charity.
    25 February 2022, received £2,733.06 as an advance for a book. Hours: 300 hrs. (Registered 16 August 2022)
    27 May 2022, received £1,366.94 as a further advance for a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 16 August 2022)
    7 June 2022, received £820 as a further advance for a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 16 August 2022)



    Hunt founded the healthcare charity Patient Safety Watch in 2019 and served as one of its trustees until November, when he left the organisation after being appointed Chancellor. Adam Smith, chief executive of Patient Safety Watch, has now also left the organisation.9 Dec 2022


    Charity founded by Jeremy Hunt paid 66% of income to chief executive
    This article is more than 2 months old
    Patient Safety Watch paid Hunt’s former adviser Adam Smith more than £110,000 in year to January



  47. Fedup2 says:

    Im starting to become a fan of the world at one . Today was even more shambolic than GBnews.
    There was a piece on junior doctors demanding a 26% pay rise – yes 26%

    Then a shambolic report on the failure of the SNP to get 2 ferries for the islsnds .

    Then something about military veterens ..

    Lady Brooke sounded elsewhere …


  48. G.W.F. says:

    So what is wrong with Afghan schools? Why not go there rather than sue the UK with support from the BBC?

    ”A group of Afghan families brought to London after the Taliban took power are taking the government to court because a subsequent move north meant their children had to leave a local school during their GCSE studies.

    Four families were moved from a London hotel to one in northern England.

    A lack of school places near their new temporary home has since set back the teenagers’ education, the families say.
    The Home Office said it was trying to find permanent homes for Afghans”.



    • MarkyMark says:

      Videos: 2 Fall Off Plane, Some Huddled On Aircraft Wing In Kabul Mayhem


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      GWF I just endured another grim R5 feature on this: interviews with the kids, the head of the school, and the lawyer… all pushing the sheer inhumanity that the girls and their parents haven’t been given a permanent home in London yet.

      Oh yes, the news bulletin in the middle had newsreader Karishma Patel mispronouncing Hartlepool as ‘Hartel pool’. Then a BBC promo for their Shamima Begum podcast.

      Drop the first ‘B’ from their name and the licence fee, it’s only fair.


  49. MarkyMark says:

    With all the focus Sky News / Tortoise is putting on their collating of MPs declarations it is easy to forget the other half of the legislature – the Lords – is often the scene of even murkier activity. Going by his register of interests, you might think 2022 had been a quiet year for Peter Mandelson – the Prince of Darkness registered no speaking events, nor foreign trips. Yet one co-conspirator has been quick to point out that this picture isn’t quite complete. In March 2022 Mandelson took a leaf from the New Labour relic’s playbook and schmoozed an authoritarian regime. He spoke at the Doha summit in Qatar, alongside David Beckham, which must have been convenient considering his consultancy has recently opened an office there. Just don’t tell Sir Keir.

    Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent
    The Labour MP said Christine Lee appeared to be ‘operating as a legitimate person in the UK’.
    Amy Gibbons
    Thursday 13 January 2022 20:23