Midweek 1 February 2023

Although the comrades are striking on Wednesday there appears no solidarity in the Far Left BBC. It will be desperate to create more gloom with one long day of Left Wing propaganda comrades .

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  1. Guest Who says:


    Will it get a £1m logo, using the savings on Crox Off?


  2. Fedup2 says:

    More cost cutting from the BBC . It has decided there are only 3 seasons – therefore ‘autumnwatch ‘ has been cancelled …I’ve never seen any of their stuff so a presenter called ‘Chris packham ‘ will presumably re surface on Netflix ….


  3. Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

    One of the many annoying things about the BBC, on top of its massive bias, is the sort of story that it prioritizes over more important ones. Take the 6 p.m. news on bad old Radio 4.

    Yesterday, we heard towards the end an absurd and largely speculative item about reintroducing the dodo bird (yes, really!) Eat your heart out, Jurassic Park. Apparently they MIGHT be able to breed back to the dodo from related pigeons alive today … but it’s not easy (no $h1t, Sherlock!) They even asked if it would survive this time round! I mean, if it’s worth wasting money on breeding dodos, you really ought to be able to protect them and their eggs from predators. Utter nonsense.

    Then there was an item about Ozzy Osbourne, who is not dead or even near it, but who has said he will not tour any more. No great loss, some might say, but he still plans to perform and you might be able to go to him, rather than vice versa. So, largely a non-story and not worth the time or space.

    Today, it was the famous number 6 shirt worn by Jim Baxter when Bonnie Skhotland beat the hated Sassenachs 3-2 at Wembley in 1967. There are two different shirts, both claimed to be the original (perhaps Jim put a fresh one on at half time?!) one of which was auctioned by Baxter in the early 1990s and the other came via footballer Alan Hudson from World Cup winner Alan Ball, who swapped shirts with Baxter after the game. A good chance for anti-English gloating by the BBC but hardly worth the time.

    Meanwhile, all sorts of stories of immigrant crime here in the UK and of political developments in the US (e.g. Biden corruption) go unreported …


    • Fedup2 says:

      I enjoy the ‘obituaries ‘ of rap ‘artists no one has ever heard of – dead at the age of 25 after colliding with a high velocity bullet – then they play some of the work by thev’homie ‘ for his b*tches’ – sure that one won’t be banned …


    • Concrete sea says:


      I’m surprised that the extinction of the dodo hasnt been blamed on colonialism and we should be apologising to someone somewhere for it.


  4. Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

    “BBC filmmaker backtracks, now sees Islamic State bride Shamima Begum as a ‘narcissist’.” [Christine Douglass-Williams in Jihad Watch, 1/2/2023.]

    “… … …

    The BBC podcast [“I’m Not a Monster”] which was clearly designed to help Begum as she renews her appeals to return to Britain, was a major flop, and further discredited the BBC. The Daily Mail also reported:

    Earlier this month the BBC sparked fury as it devoted a 10-episode podcast to the woman who is accused of sewing bombers into their suicide vests while living in ISIS-controlled territory in the Middle East.

    Now, BBC filmmaker Andrew Drury has publicly stated that “he initially felt sorry for the former ISIS bride, but has radically changed his mind.”

    Andrew Drury’s timing is peculiar. He once “argued that the British government had a responsibility to repatriate British jihadi brides like Ms Begum.” It is a pity that he didn’t voice his new concerns about her prior to the podcast. Had the podcast been a raving success, would Drury have spoken out against Begum? His self-interest may be one thing, but let’s hope that his comments, along with the podcast’s failure, harm Begum’s appeal.

    … … …”


    • Terminal Moraine says:

      But Naga Munchetty’s enjoying it, and after all isn’t that what the licence fee’s for?


  5. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Bird influenza forgotten from 2003 …

    …… but is suddenly found in some mammals by scientists. The scientists, who obviously are amnesiacs or very old (suffering dementia) or have memory problems, and are wondering (speculating?) if avian ‘flu’ can be transmitted to humans. Can we get another health scare going? I am getting fairly ancient but I remember 2003 and the chicken ‘flu’ of the year before, followed by avian (bird) ‘flu’ in 2003 and Mexican Swine ‘flu’ in 2009. Yes, all three can be transmitted to humans although the first two outbreaks in China were fairly well contained. In 2009 Mexican Swine ‘flu’ made it over the border to the USA and there were several deaths there, if I recall correctly. It also came to the UK but people here seemed to just get sick and then recover.


    • Scroblene says:

      And the H3N2 Hong Kong flu that emerged in 1968…

      Apparently there were two waves, with Woodstock in between them – hence the urban myth that everyone ignored it all around then!

      I seem to remember I got flu back then and while languishing in bed, I asked my mum to buy Consulate fags instead of Players Gold Leaf, as the menthol surely cured me in enough time for me to fail my surveying exams…


  6. Concrete sea says:

    A friend of mine sent me a link to a BBC weather report:-

    Why have there been no named winter storms this year?

    By February, the UK would normally have had around three storms given names by the Met Office – just like Arwen, Barra and Callum. But so far this autumn and winter, there hasn’t been a single one.

    I’m sure we shouldn’t worry, but to help them out I’ve thought of a few:-
    Storm Boris. A lot of bluster and blowing with a considerable amount of hot air.
    Storm Nicola. A nasty vicious little storm generally prevalent in the North and independent of all other UK storms. People are apt to take little notice of it, but can cause widespread damage in Scotland, apart from to the trans community.
    Storm Liz. Blew away before it even started (thankfully).
    Storm Kier. Another storm people take little notice of. Often present but generally ineffective and lacking in power.
    Storm Rishi. A small storm, but can be persistent and slightly annoying.
    Storm Nadhim. Originates from Iraq, but deceptive and often seen offshore, eventually blown away by storm Rishi.


  7. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – When ‘Foghorn’ gets going it’s hard to stop her but she has a rival

    The Montacutie lured the Shadow Chancellor, Rachel ‘Foghorn’ Reeves onto TWatO as a contributor on the subject of interest rate rises and Shell’s record profits. I had to switch off several times in protest but eventually the blaring stopped. The very next item was about some JustStopOil protesters who had scaled an oil platform in Portugal. Was this wimmin loud? She outdid ‘Foghorn’ and I switched off again but then became distracted by the peace and quiet and forgot to turn the radio back on.

    BBC’s, Labour Party’s and JSO’s loss not mine.


  8. Terminal Moraine says:

    Bandwagon jumping and book plugging all in one go… Gina Miller joins in the Raab-bashing with a masterclass in prejudiced reasoning.

    In the Question Time green room, Raab — having heard someone called Nish Kumar is on the panel — assumes it’s a bloke who turns out to be Miller’s brother (also a BAME).

    To many it would be a blessing to not know who Nish Kumar is, but to Miller racial bias is the culprit. “Why has race once again become such a focus in our seemingly civilised twenty-first-century society?” she asks in her book. Because some people like to make it so, Gina.


  9. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    The Welsh RFU banning Delilah from being sung ?.
    Why, why, why ?.


  10. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    I’d love to see Sweet Chariot go and replaced by something English.

    I’d also be overjoyed if Land of Hope and Glory became the national anthem.
    The dreadful dirge ‘God Save the King” becomes less inspiring by the day.


    • Scroblene says:

      The trouble with ‘Sweet Chariot’, Yasser, is that all the stands in Twickenham had to be reinforced from lateral movement when spectators did the actions!

      It’s a recorded fact that in the Wales England matches in the sixties, the West Stand used to wobble distinctively, so much so, that several spectators had to leave a minute or so before the end of the game, and go to the West Bar and order forty pints each for their club members, to save them all queueing after the scrum to get out of the stand!

      Engineers have also built-in special measures for the line, ‘Coming for to carry me home’…


  11. Thoughtful says:

    Interesting a new world wide democracy report has shown democracy fell so much under Obama that the US is no longer regarded as a “full Democracy” but rather a “flawed Democracy”, that whilst it don’t get any worse under Trump, it didn’t get any better either, but it has worsened under Biden.

    Probably not a surprise the UK doesn’t even make it into the top ten either, but we are a little better than the USA.


  12. digg says:

    Question, why do the BBC newscast presenters e.g Chris Mason etc, all have to wear headphones when they are sitting facing and talking to each other in the studio 4 feet apart?

    Especially when Mason wears his with one ear in and one ear out!

    It makes them look like total numpties!

    It makes no sense at all!

    Maybe they think it will visually appeal to youngsters playing computer games or maybe is it that they are being told what to say through the earphones by the BBC mantra mandarins at the top throughout?

    Personally I see the influence of a 20 something studio manager with a totally ridiculous view of the world out there.


  13. Eddy Booth says:

    Bbc having it both ways😃
    “Ukraine war: Ros Atkins on… Putin’s false ‘Nazi’ claims”


    “Ros Atkins looks at the distortions and untruths that Russia is spreading about Nazis in Ukraine – including about the role of the Azov regiment, who are based in Mariupol and are part of Ukraine’s national guard”.

    “Neo-Nazi threat in new Ukraine: NEWSNIGHT”

    “BBC Newsnight’s Gabriel Gatehouse investigates the links between the new Ukrainian government and Neo-nazis”

    Anyway Putin looking healthy- so he wasn’t on his last legs from cancer after all!


  14. BRISSLES says:

    SILENT WITNESS watch. Now on Series 10 2006. And guess what, an episode where illegal migrants are crossing the Channel from Calais in a boat in inclement weather. Of course it uptips – no Border Force taxi back then and they all wash up on the beach. Its not referred to as people smuggling but people trafficking. Mainly orientals, but with an Albanian mastermind – really ??? who’d have thought. Seventeen years ago, and according to the tv in the background the illegal migrant ‘crisis’ had risen from an annual number of 379,000 to just over 500,000. I laughed.


  15. Zephir says:

    Its Friday, I’m tired of the negativity of the msm lead by the bbc, so, some uplifting physics for all on here:

    (bbc siense and klimet experts will likely struggle)

    Schrödinger takes his cat to the vet. The vet says, “I have some good news, and some bad news”.

    Pierre Curie walks into his lab and says to his wife, “Marie, everyday you look more radiant”.


  16. andyjsnape says:

    The unbiased bBC, and its “sponsor” Bill Gates

    Bill Gates would rather pay for vaccines than travel to Mars

    Personally I would rather Bill Gates went to Mars


  17. andyjsnape says:

    The blm supporter the bBC reports on
    How an unproven rumour about Tyre Nichols fits a larger victim-blaming pattern

    Luckily we have the likes of the bBC to keep reminding us about Tyre Nicholls and come out in support of some unproven facts

    Like most people #notBothered


  18. Guest Who says:

    BBC News

    “I think people need to realise big people are human beings.”

    Unless hunting down folk not wearing masks.



  19. Guest Who says:


  20. Guest Who says:

    Quite Terrible on form.


    • Guest Who says:

      That ‘May contain news’ in the bio….


      • MarkyMark says:

        Jail toilets face away from Mecca
        Facilities in a prison are being built so Muslim inmates do not have to face Mecca while sitting on the toilet.
        The Home Office said two new toilet blocks are being installed as part of a refurbishment at Brixton jail in south London.

        Faith leaders had told prison bosses it was unacceptable for Muslim inmates to face Mecca while using the toilet.

        “The refurbishment has been carried out with due consideration for all faiths”, a Home Office spokeswoman said.
        “Following consultation with faith leaders within the prison, various small adjustments were made to ensure the faith issues of all prisoners are taken into account.”

        She added: “The money spent did not affect the overall cost of the refurbishment programme.”



      • digg says:

        Ha! would be the same Dan who colluded with a Yorkshire plod lady boss to live film from a BBC helicopter the plod break in to his home to try to get Cliff Richard banged up but instead ended up creating a six figure damages charge against the BBC. So a completely trustworthy and reliable gent!

        Any reputable company would have given him his cards but the BBC protected characteristics don’t work like that, he was simply banished to the far North of England to report on food banks and stuff until the heat died down.


        • MarkyMark says:

          Martin Henry Bashir (born 19 January 1963) is a British journalist.[1] He was a presenter on British and American television and for the BBC’s Panorama programme, for which he interviewed Diana, Princess of Wales in 1995. Although the interview was much heralded at the time, it was later determined that he had used forgery and deception to gain it.[2][3]


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  21. Guest Who says:

    Bugga. All those potential golds missing out on the Olympic Sized swimming pool.


    • andyjsnape says:

      Hello Guest

      The bBC still managed to find its quota of 66%, but not as many as the tv adverts running of about 80-90%


    • MarkyMark says:

      The immigrants make their way north, having no desire to assimilate to French culture, but continuing to demand a First World standard of living, even as they flout laws, do not produce, and murder French citizens, such as factory bosses and shopkeepers, as well as the ordinary people who do not welcome them. They are also joined by the immigrants who already reside in Europe, as well as various left-wing and anarchist groups. Across the West, more and more migrants arrive and have children, rapidly growing to outnumber whites. In a matter of months, the white West has been overrun and pro-immigrant governments have been established, while the white people are ordered to share their houses and flats with the immigrants. The village containing the troops is bombed flat by airplanes of the new French government, referred to only as the “Paris Multiracial Commune”. Within a few years, most Western governments have surrendered. The mayor of New York City is made to share Gracie Mansion with three African-American families from Harlem; migrants gather at coastal ports in West Africa and South Asia and swarm into Europe, Australia, and New Zealand; London is taken over by an organization of non-white residents known as the “Non-European Commonwealth Committee”, who force the British queen to have her son marry a Pakistani woman; millions of black Africans from around the continent gather at the Limpopo River and invade South Africa; and only one drunken Soviet soldier stands in the way of hundreds of thousands of Chinese peasants as they overrun Siberia.



    • MarkyMark says:

      Jail toilets face away from Mecca
      Facilities in a prison are being built so Muslim inmates do not have to face Mecca while sitting on the toilet.
      The Home Office said two new toilet blocks are being installed as part of a refurbishment at Brixton jail in south London.


  22. Guest Who says:

    BBC giving her a unicycle for the 15min beat?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Easy money.

      “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety”


    • StewGreen says:

      The thing about PR people is they repeat the same message again and again
      Anna Hollingham today tweeting about cycling the kids to school then broadcasting.

      Yet I saw her tweet that same thing a few weeks back
      .. And she may have tweeted like that on other occasions too.
      Is that news ? Or is it PR ?


  23. Guest Who says:

    Greta so needs to up the game.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Dress made from HEMP?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Is that an electric car?
      Beautiful indeed
      It is like you are stuck on yourself. Yes, you are pretty, but so what?
      Feel crushed from this side….
      On your way to Soros place?
      Looking good , working for the UN , pays
      Good morning have spiritual day
      Wonder how many fossil fuels were used to build that vehicle… shouldn’t you be riding a pedal bike?
      Nothing remotely elitist about you. At least #GretaThunberg looks like an activist.


    • atlas_shrugged says:

      Hello boys …


  24. Guest Who says:

    This was a core proposition of our rigged citizen’s assembly briefing.

    Only ‘experts’ promoting heat pumps and Teslas on the panel

    And in winter, a Tesla does 30 miles there and back.

    Coincidence, I think not.

    Luckily dog poo can be used in the wood burner. Allegedly.


  25. Guest Who says:


    BBC will approve.

    London will.

    Rest of country…?


    • MarkyMark says:

      Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
      Article II

      In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

      Killing members of the group;
      Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
      Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
      Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
      Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group


      bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part

      bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part


    • Fedup2 says:

      You leave Dot Lawrence alone For She Can Do No Wrong …


  26. Guest Who says:

    News. Vs. NotNews.


  27. StewGreen says:

    9:02am Radio4 Desert Island Discs is really laying it on thick about Global Warming
    some academic I’ve never heard of.

    OK I have heard of her it’s UEA’s Corinne Le Quere

    “it’s the time to be forceful, not fearful”
    That’s them FORCING their Climate Doom religion on the rest of us.

    zero Likes there, good on you University PR dept


  28. Doobster78 says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      🇺🇦 ⚒andy cross⚒ 🇺🇦
      Things are never as bad as you fear, but never as good as you hope. When everyone else is losing the will to live – time to stop, think and seize opportunities.
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  29. AsISeeIt says:

    Getting tough with those dirty rotten scoundrels edition

    A quick glance at the BBC’s very own headline for their online press round up this morning will define for you in a nutshell our liberal media’s problem with understanding capitalism: Newspaper headlines: Economy to ‘stagnate’ and Shell profits ‘obscene’

    Oh for a bouyant economy with rising living standards – where no company ever made a profit.

    ‘cos it’s a moral issue, a question, apparently, of decency rather than economics: Calls for tougher windfall tax after Shell posts ‘obscene’ record profits (Guardian) – we know what higher tax rates are… but how do you define tougher? That’ll be a whole new page in our ever-lengthening tax rule book.

    Perhaps if everything were nationalised and our faceless (chinless) managerial civil servants ran things – then we wouldn’t have to put up with: Scumbag alert… You dirty rotten scoundrels… (Daily Star) – there’s one for the teenagers – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [1988] is a comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly… the film tells the story of two con men competing to swindle an heiress

    Energy firms horde £9bn of customer cash (Telegraph)

    As people freeze in their own homes, energy supplier Shell announces profits of £32bn… Meanwhile, heartless British Gas admits agents broke into vulnerable customers’ homes (Daily Star)

    And if you take for granted the main excuse for high gas prices as being the war in Ukraine; then let’s rephrase those headlines a tad: As people freeze in their own homes, Britain to send 14 of its main battle tanks to Ukraine (Reuters); Unit cost FV 4034 Challenger 2 £4,217,000 (thank you Wiki, although one suspects that cost has been considerably written down – but then there’s the replacement cost – if our government decides to replace)

    When one considers the stuborn refusal of the west to come to the negotiating table with Putin the Daily Star’s thought for the day is rather poignant: Smells like blood money to us

    But I digressed… how about the government cuts out all those dodgy capitalist middle men and runs or at least toughly (TM the Guardian) regulates everything managing it all instead with lawyers and civil servants?

    Labour will soon be in power to do it even if the Tories don’t do it first

    A sort of soft Marxism? Afterall: ‘I’ll retire when I die’ Corbyn continues to plague Starmer (‘i’)

    PM: Channel migrant situation is ‘ridiculous’ (Daily Express)

    Pontins asylum accommodation plans scrapped… Ministers are searching for large sites to replace the costly use of hotels to house asylum seekers waiting for their claims to be assessed. (BBC)

    Lawyers and civil servants not doing so well? Perhaps, we’d best leave running things to the dirty rotten scoundrels – at least we still have energy supplies – at the moment, despite Green Net Zero policy.


    The wheels keep falling off this old project fear narrative wagon: Lockdown damage to workforce is permanent (Telegraph)

    Remote work is here to stay – says the FT’s Datawatch

    Three wheels on my wagon, And I’m still rollin’ along
    The Cherokees are chasing me,
    Arrows fly, Right on by,
    But I’m singing a happy song
    I’m singing a higgity, haggity, hoggety, high…

    ‘It is essential we remain vigilant on Covid-19’… Jabs have been stopping most people getting severely ill, but hundreds of thousands remain vulnerable to the disease (BBC)


    • Fedup2 says:

      Now that every one is on the hate power company bandwagon – I do enjoy the prospect of people who have had meters installed via a warrant getting their free money via the kind of lawyers who did PPI ….
      Although as I write I realise that the Warrant probably ‘protects ‘ centrica and its’ agents from liability ….

      Centrica will still be expected to pay out as a ‘good will gesture’… whereas I think people should get the money from their own efforts to pay their bills . And obviously not breed and live off the State…


  30. StewGreen says:

    Yesterday the Chief Climate Numpty was on


  31. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    Decided to give QT a view last night as it was in Weegieland.

    Jesus wept. Take it from me, Scotland is finished. No longer the country of Graham-Bell, Watson Watt, Alexander Fleming, or Logie Baird, it is now Rab C Nesbitt.

    PS – that Fiona Bruce is an utter c*nt.


    • MarkyMark says:

      David Starkey Harriet Harman Victoria Coren fight on Question Time

      “Great to see David Dimbleby squirming. He looked terrified because its so true.”


  32. MarkyMark says:

    After Nicola Sturgeon yesterday couldn’t say whether a trans rapist is a man or a woman, SNP minister Jenny Gilruth was posed the same question on Question Time. After being asked whether double rapist Isla Bryant was a woman, several times, Jenny could only respond with:

    “This individual is a rapist”

    The reaction of the audience says it all.

    “Truths turn into dogmas the instant that they are disputed. Thus every man who utters a doubt defines a religion. And the scepticism of our time does not really destroy the beliefs, rather it creates them; gives them their limits and their plain and defiant shape. We who are Liberals once held Liberalism lightly as a truism. Now it has been disputed, and we hold it fiercely as a faith. We who believe in patriotism once thought patriotism to be reasonable, and thought little more about it. Now we know it to be unreasonable, and know it to be right. We who are Christians never knew the great philosophic common sense which inheres in that mystery until the anti-Christian writers pointed it out to us. The great march of mental destruction will go on. Everything will be denied. Everything will become a creed. It is a reasonable position to deny the stones in the street; it will be a religious dogma to assert them. It is a rational thesis that we are all in a dream; it will be a mystical sanity to say that we are all awake. Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer. We shall be left defending, not only the incredible virtues and sanities of human life, but something more incredible still, this huge impossible universe which stares us in the face. We shall fight for visible prodigies as if they were invisible. We shall look on the impossible grass and the skies with a strange courage. We shall be of those who have seen and yet have believed.”

    ― G.K. Chesterton, Heretics


  33. andyjsnape says:

    Man admits treason charge over Queen crossbow threat

    Front page bBC news
    Man tried for treason – I’m thinking hanging, death by pulling teeth – probably 2 weeks community service


  34. micknotmike says:

    I see Gary Glitter is out of jail, just as the bbc are short of disk jockeys. I sense a shoo-in.


  35. tomo says:

    The BBC love Bill Gates

    Did he meet any children on his visits to Epstein’s Island?

    Unfortunate juxtaposition there with GG.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-64499635 – Lame cubicle monkey assembled kerrapp.

    fyi – vaccines pricing from US CDC



    • MarkyMark says:

      UK GOv Spending money abroad – search bill gates!


      Total Budget:

      Securing global wheat crops for food and nutritional security – in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

      Total Budget:

      DFID Climate Smart Development for Nepal: Lot 1 Nepal Climate Change Support Programme (NCCSP)

      Burkina Faso


  36. MarkyMark says:

    Disgraced former pop star Gary Glitter has been freed from prison after serving half his 16-year jail term.


    half his
    half his


    Anjem Choudary jailed for five-and-a-half years for urging support of Isis


    When sentencing does not matter


  37. tomo says:

    Tucker compares Joe Biden to Saddam Hussein – with examples….


    • MarkyMark says:

      Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook restricting a story about Joe Biden’s son during the 2020 election was based on FBI misinformation warnings.

      The New York Post alleged leaked emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop showed the then vice-president was helping his son’s business dealings in Ukraine.

      Facebook and Twitter restricted sharing of the article, before reversing course amid allegations of censorship.

      Zuckerberg said that getting the decision wrong “sucks”.



    • MarkyMark says:

      Jeremy Hunt: everyone will be paying more tax after autumn statement 2022

      Everyone. Everyone. Everyone.

      Theresa May, Former UK PM earned £1.86 million in her 2 years since leaving Downing Street, figures show

      Barry Gardiner defends donations worth £500,000 from Chinese agent

      Matt Hancock, who lost the Tory whip after it was announced he would be appearing on the ITV programme, is still being paid as an independent MP and is rumoured to have been paid £400,000 to appear on the I’m a celebrity.

      Boris Johnson earns £315,000 for 30 minute speech and ‘fireside chat’ in United States

      Chuka Umunna Advisory Board of The Progressive Centre UK think tank (also known as Global Progress)

      Jeremy Corbyn Labour party leader accepted up to £20,000 (about $27,000) for appearances on the Iranian state broadcast network Press TV

      Keir Starmer £18,450 from Harper Collins as an advance payment for a book.

      Boris Johnson Accommodation for a private holiday for my partner and me, value £15,000 Destination of visit: St Vincent and the Grenadines

      Jeremy Hunt £10,000 from Citigroup Centre for speaking at an event on 9 March 2021. Hours: 4 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Charity not mentioned)

      Nadhim Zahawi MP promises to repay the part of £5,822.27 expenses claim for second home energy bills that relates to electricity for stables

      MPs to get £2,200 pay rise from April for ‘dramatically increased’ duties last year

      Philip Hammond accepts £2,000 watch from Saudi sheikh, despite ban on donating expensive gifts


      • Fedup2 says:

        The BBC cost of living correspondent is going to be doing serious overtime listing the coming increases in costs this year – interest rates already at 4% inflation still -I think – going up – budget in March – council tax up maybe 5% or more – April next energy price hike …
        There is talk that some people are still saving money but I think there will be a fair few feeling the strain , if you add the BBC constant attack on consumer confidence we are heading for that recession .
        But at least cost of petrol / gas isn’t continuing to rise ….yet …


        • MarkyMark says:

          They represent a significant source of revenue for government. In 2022-23, we expect fuel duties to raise £25.0 billion. That would represent 2.8 per cent of all receipts and is equivalent to around £900 per household and 1.0 per cent of national income.

          The high tax rate in the UK can be traced back to John Major’s government when an annual environment tax of “at least 3% above inflation” was introduced on motor fuel. This was then later set at 5% above inflation and continued until it was scrapped by Gordon Brown after protests in 2000.


  38. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – hmmn, I don’t think the lyrics say anything bad

    Much angst (JustRemainIn Webb is a Ruggerbee fan) over the decision by the Welsh RFU to (try to) ban the singing of the song Delilah, a hit for Tom Jones in the 1960s, during the forthcoming Six Nations tournament. Good luck with trying to stop Welsh men and women singing! However the Welsh authorities have obviously misunderstood the song lyrics.

    For a start, it is loosely based, very loosely based!, on the Biblical story of Samson and Delilah which can be read in the book of Judges. Secondly, Delilah in the song has cheated on her boyfriend or partner or, even, husband. Thirdly, the singer expresses regrets for the deed he has done in killing Delilah. Fourthly he asks forgiveness of her, any family of Delilah and, I guess, God for that deed he has done.

    Seriously brain damaged rugby authorities in Wales?


  39. MarkyMark says:

    Infected blood inquiry: Five things we have learned
    It is thought tens of thousands were infected with HIV and hepatitis between 1970 and 1991 after being given a contaminated drug or blood transfusion.

    The inquiry, which started in 2018, has reviewed thousands of documents and heard testimony from 370 witnesses.


    A Clap for the NHS was organised for the afternoon of 5 July 2020, the 72nd anniversary of its establishment. An annual Clap for Our Carers Day was initially planned for the last Thursday of March each year.


    • Fedup2 says:

      NHS killed my cousins’ husband ( haemophilic ) who had a horrible slow death courtesy of the inept NHS….. waiting for the statements ( lessons ‘ culture change )


  40. StewGreen says:

    Local BBC TV presenter’s account
    Picks almost the biggest packet from the most expensive brand
    and says ‘crazy Lurpak is £5.35 per packet’
    .. https://twitter.com/peter_levy/status/1621452407187054593

    Most of the replies point out own brand is the same but less than half the price
    BTW the economy version is 5 times cheaper at Tescos

    BTW yesterday I bought 6 eggs for 20p
    and £1 for 2L of Dr Pepper
    Otherise yesterday was a bit sparse, I turned down a few other things like 500g of salmon fillets for £4.20 So 3 times I came out of a supermarkets with nothing.


  41. StewGreen says:

    UK leads the world in crazy green stuff
    It leads the world in making green laws enforcing CLADDING
    .. hence lead to the Grenfell disaster etc.


  42. StewGreen says:

    Doom-cult danced 6 months ago when Iceland-Fish announced the closure of their Grimsby factory
    but now the corp has U-turned and will keep it operating.

    ‘We couldn’t sell the factory on, and now we think market conditions have changed so we ill keep it operating.


  43. StewGreen says:

    Diversity in world views


  44. StewGreen says:

    Our house energy meters traditionally used to deliver energy at 10p per KWh
    Then at some point British Green broke in and installed meters that charge 40p per KWh


  45. Fedup2 says:

    Not BBC – but an update about smart meters …..

    I contracted with Eon a year ago for fixed rate dual fuel . Part of the deal was to have a smart meter . I put it off as long as I could but last October they finally turned up to fit one . Turns out the wooden board on which the ‘old meter ‘ was mounted had woodworm . So Eon had to get national grid to deal with the meter .
    So national grid turned up in December and told me they’d need to dig up my llttle drive way . Gulp .

    So the day before yesterday they dug up my drive . Yesterday they came and fitted the meter . They promised to turn up today and fix my driveway …..
    Obviously I thought they’d botch it …. But guess what ? It’s done and back just as it was ….

    … next up … the dreaded smart meter ……


  46. Fedup2 says:

    The Sikh convicted of trying to kill the Queen is remanded for sentence . But could you imagine what would have happened if he had got near or even hurt / killed her ?


  47. StewGreen says:

    Since I have stopped paying for my subscription
    The Times has broken into my computer
    and stopped my free access.

    I am forced to go the PRE-PAY METERED ACCESS route via the newsagents
    I pay £2.50 in advance and I get access to that days printed contents.

    AFAIK when it comes to British Gas they send multiple warning communications beforehand
    It’s not a sudden thing, rather it’s the end of a process.


  48. StewGreen says:

    2 German Climate activists told court that they’d missed a court appearance
    cos they’d FLOWN halfway across the world to Thailand on holiday
    Yesterday’s Telegraph https://archive.md/7rwHF


  49. pugnazious says:

    Lovely little interview by Amol Rajan with Bill Gates this morning…very friendly and unchallenging….must have been really difficult to conduct as well…such a professional….managing to keep talking whilst licking Gate’s boots and kissing his arse.

    Naturally Gates is a victim of ‘conspiracy theories’ rather than objective criticism of a billionaire using his money to corrupt democracies and force his worldview upon us all.

    Still…great that he will save the world from climate change…or at least make us save the world whilst he continues to live his lavish lifestyle…excused by saying he compensates by planting trees and only using one sheet to wipe[but then he’s got Amol to clean up I guess] etc….except of course if you were serious about climate change you wouldn’t fly in a private jet at all…and you’d still do the ‘compensation’.

    The BBC of course is doing its best to save the planet…by making us all go veggie….more propaganda today…5 part series….


    ‘Rob Percival on why, in light of the ever burgeoning climate crisis, attitudes to our diet must change – the proportions of meat, fish and plants we eat must alter radically.’


  50. pugnazious says:

    LOL….Just seen the BBC write up of the Gates interview…starts straight-off with a drive-by on the hated Musk and Bezos who clearly hate children and want to see them all die…unlike lovely BIlly boy….

    ‘Billionaire Bill Gates has said he would rather pay for vaccines than travelling to Mars, which he does not think is a good use of money.

    “It’s actually quite expensive to go to Mars. You can buy measles vaccines and save lives for $1,000 (£814) per life saved,” he told the BBC.

    “And so [that] just kind of grounds you, as in – don’t go to Mars.”

    Fellow entrepreneur Elon Musk has said he wants to colonise Mars, while Jeff Bezos has also joined the “space race”.’