Weekend 4 February 2023

A good week for those hoping for an unbiased BBC one day – Far Left TV news presenters being effectively fired – numbers listening to BBC radio falling across the board . Gradually we will win .

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248 Responses to Weekend 4 February 2023

  1. Loobyloo says:

    Well, hello 😉

    Yep, nothing left at radio 2 for me now. It’s happened over a period of years but I guess now I’m officially old. I do listen to Simon mayo sometimes but the adverts are annoying. So I’ve just grown out of it.


  2. harry142857 says:



  3. Fedup2 says:

    Harry – yes – I’m third but I think you are second ….😎

    I’m slightly disappointed by the Athletics people coming out with some line about chaps competing in chaps ‘ competitions and ladies competing in ladies thing …. Surely men who think they are wimmin should be competing in wimmins’ things and visa versa ?

    But do wimmin who think they are men compete in men’s’ competitions ? I ask because I don’t know the answer …..

    Personally I think this trans crap will turn out good for normal types in the end because it is just madness ….


    • Sluff says:

      The 2021 census estimated 0.3% trans, of which only a small part of that was mainly/ fully anatomically transitioned individuals.

      Yet the rest of us get this issue stuffed down our throats by the BBC and the rest ad infinitum. Pathetic.


      • BRISSLES says:

        Personally I think they all want bloody certifying.

        What happened to the word ‘transvestite’ anyway?


  4. vlad says:

    Racist BBC logic.

    White man kills black man: endless coverage by the BBC.

    Black man kills white man while screaming racial slurs about ‘white privilege’: tumbleweed.



  5. Sluff says:

    If I go into a shop and grab something and walk out without paying then I would be done for shoplifting.

    If I go to a restaurant, eat a meal, and then dash out without paying I could be rightly held to account.

    So why should people use gas or electric and then refuse to pay for it?

    The pre-payment meter thing sounds more and more like the latest in a long line of examples of Leftoid tactical outrage.

    One can’t accept the antics of the more voracious quasi-bailiffs of course, which the MSM are weaponising, but the general principle of paying for what you take must hold good. Otherwise the bill is paid, out of sight, by all the rest of us.


    • tomo says:

      Why are the utility retailers getting away with accruing fat balances from Direct Debit customers?


      • Sluff says:

        Now THAT is an excellent question and one on which some proper ‘investigative journalists’ ought to be spending time.

        I was at a party talking to a banking person and we got on to the subject of energy suppliers and she asked who I was with. I answered and she said ‘be careful’. The implication was that not all these businesses have good cash flow. and that’s the answer to tomo’s question.

        It gets more interesting. Now I was in credit but on the back of her comments I sought to reduce my monthly payment substantially, aiming to do this for just one month in order to get my credit balance down to a lower level. They would not let me do it !!!!!!!!! I could only reduce by a small %, in order that I would still be in estimated credit 12 months hence!!!!

        So tomo, you are absolutely on the money.


        • tomo says:

          Just a shame you can’t hold the retail energy company feet to the fire and demand the arithmetic that underpins their larceny.

          A corporate accountant once (1990s) told me that 17% (I remember it coz it was an odd number) of bills – if duplicated, were paid without question. I just see the DD antics of the energy retailers as an extension of this metric… I wonder how many overpayments have disappeared from the customer’s balance? – going to happen ain’t it?


    • Oldspeaker says:

      Heard some bbc chap sticking the boot in regarding the alleged malpractice of the energy company debt collectors. Good job the organisation he works for doesn’t employ such goons to target vulnerable people on the doorstep. Hypocrisy needle at breaking point, for anyone unaware just search bbc licence goons.


  6. Sluff says:

    Worth mentioning that it is the final day of the contaminated blood inquiry.

    Yes, it’s our NHS heroes yet again, who gave thousands of innocent people Hepatitis and HIV in the 1980s, and then pretended nothing had happened for some 40 years, presumably hoping the victims would all die before having to accept accountability and pay compensation.

    But hey, the taxpayer is always here to foot their bill.


    • StewGreen says:

      I rather think if the people had haemophilia in the first place the NHS was actually keeping them alive
      .. but then screwing it up by not screening the blood for HIV is certainly a disaster.
      I wonder if their lack of screening was spurred by a desire to seem politically correct and not cast aspersions on gay people.


      • Philip_2 says:

        It was imported US blood that was never checked by the NHS. That was discovered and hushed up in UK but later admitted that the blood was harvested from US criminals who got paid to donate blood. Many of whom had HIV. The UK government did not want anyone to know how or why that happened. Ironically HIV sufferers can now donate the same blood ‘free’ to the NHS – but it will be screened by NHS. So we are sure that this will be repeated (and denied) once again that it has anything to do with being ‘gay’. As those that died were not. They were just victims, children mainly.


        • Docmarooned says:

          Yes HIV was transmitted but a major problem was also hepatitis c which is a major cause of liver cancer later on after infection. I do know of one consultant near me who was fully aware of it later but hushed it up until a journalist threatened to expose it.


          • kingkp says:

            How do you think they detect HIV? Yes, you guessed it. By using indirect markers. In the old days, they used antibody assays but now they use …. drum roll please…the all-in-one tried and tested and guaranteed to cross-react with everything PCR test. You can’t go wrong with it. Go into the hospital with a cold, take the test, come up positive, they put you on the HIV anti-virals. Within a week or two you are on death’s door in the ICE. It’s foolproof.
            This is the same technique they use for all ‘viruses’. It’s a great money earner and a very effective tool for tyrants to lock up their citizens indefinitely at the drop of a hat.
            The next opportunity isn’t far off.


  7. StewGreen says:

    local BBC radio news this morning

    item #3 “British Gas are baddies”

    item #5 “a local mental health provider has said it’s vehicles are to be fuelled by used cooking oil”

    … See how any old Green PR will be crowbarred in at the drop of a hat


  8. Philip_2 says:

    I was wondering what Biden and Hunter Bidens big obsession is with net-zero. And its pretty clear to me where we are heading. Our own failed ‘gigafactory’ had no hope in competing with the Chinese low costs, as they use Coal, Oil and Gas whilst we in the UK cannot even heat our homes. Out stupid vanity driven media are well represented by the vanity driven BBC that mirrors all that wrong with the US and imports it here as Biden’s New Age powering our own desperate car industry which is about to hit the buffers. Not that our global elite care much about costs at ‘Davos’, where the BBC have a big tent and media camp followers. For the political LEFT its all about power and thought control, for the global billionaires its about buying up all the means of production and charging the earth for the basics. Food. Water. Gas. Electricity. A dream made in China. This won’t end well for any of us, not even for the BBC.

    And then we have all the other crap from the left. Equal wages (with poor productivity) Universities ruined for all (with little results). Woke nonsense. Abortions and drugs on demand, No jobs, High taxes, poor and expensive NHS healthcare, Mass transport that fails the basics, jobs for life (with fewer jobs), no heating, no power and no cars either.

    See this GRAPHIC Chart of Chinese car domination;

    Another thing I learn from the Daily Mail is the number of Left leaning politicians on the make of the UK Trade Unions. How they think net-zero will enable the socialist new world order is beyond words. But they believe that they can run trains off ‘windmills’ and (somehow) totally ‘free energy‘ plans by globalists and still give everyone a weekly pay rise – but ONLY of they work for the government public utilities (that farm it out to big Pharma, big global contractors et al). Its a global WEF back scratching exercise. When they (the Left) could not run a train company, water company, school or hospital. All have been a disaster including the BBC which was and still is a UK quango (even if now partly held private) its part of the globalist movement. Net zero means, no industry without a global monopoly in food. Water, Gas and Electricity. Hence China is Biden’s favorite influencer – even if means poverty for the rest of us.

    As for the Unions. They want a General Strike! They also want ‘net-zero’ as well as its totally it free-with-the-money. What could possibly go wrong with net zero? Is not Chinese ‘globalism’ wonderful? Are you not happy? You will “own nothing” and “rent everything”, you will be free and have no work either and no money worries!, (as there is no money and no work either). Just union ‘CREDITS’ which you will be available on on your (compulsory ID) mobile phone. Socialism at last. And look how well you have SAVED the planet – for the socialist workers of the world!

    Bizzare! But its all very well funded. By the same billionaires who believe totally in ‘net zero’!
    They are not at all socialist but they are funding ALL the LEFTS campaigns! Not just state abortions and queer lobby groups. Its Food, Water, Gas and Electricity! – they want and will get TOTAL CONTROL of global production in return a public monopoly that we can never vote on, remove or question under the new world order. The BBC like this a lot, as they pioneered this policy for decades. Now they are on the brink of ‘net zero’ and serious money to be made by the few and far chosen ones.. The same people by the way. The ones claiming we are all doomed if we don’t believe in the Green dictionary.

    Published by Daily Mail today: £4 million pounds paid to Labour MPs!


  9. StewGreen says:

    Someone mentioned the podcast version of last month’s Victor Davis Hansen essay
    “The Coup We Never Knew, Waking up from the Nightmare”

    text : https://dailycaller.com/2023/01/05/victor-davis-hanson-the-coup-we-never-knew/
    Here’s a discussion on Chicago Conservative Radio
    .. https://youtu.be/VJ39ApTC0Sw?t=277

    Interesting the way the adverts invite you to come to a concealed gun training show run by the presenters.

    Oh another audio version
    from AMERICA First with Sebastian Gorka


  10. Zephir says:

    How the left libtards work at their filthy business:

    “How an unholy alliance of anti-royalists, hard Left activists and a fox-killing lawyer fuelled race row that brought down the Queen’s most devoted lady-in-waiting

    a close analysis of how the episode played out online reveals that there may be more to the episode than is apparent at first sight.

    An investigation by the Mail into the tweets supporting Ms Fulani reveals how an impromptu alliance of anti-royal forces appeared to gather in order to exploit the controversy.

    There appears to have been a concerted effort to throw fuel on the fire by a network of accounts run by socialist and Labour-leaning users — including backers of the far-Left former leader Jeremy Corbyn.

    A second significant network consisted of a group of accounts actively engaged in conversations about royal controversies — and all overwhelmingly supportive of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who themselves have proved staunch critics of the royals.

    Between them, these networks included nine accounts with more than 100,000 followers, and 129 accounts with more than 10,000 followers apiece.

    That means a potential audience of millions if the accounts all chose to pursue the same story.

    Within an intriguingly prompt three minutes, Ms Fulani’s post had been retweeted by Monisha Rajesh, a loyal supporter of Sistah Space and author of the book Around India In 80 days, who has 22,000 followers.

    Lest there be any doubt about where Ms Rajesh stands in relation to the Royal Family, it should be noted that she later retweeted a post by Omid Scobie, author of a highly sympathetic biography of Harry and Meghan called Finding Freedom, who now makes a living as the couple’s media attack-dog and critic-in-chief of other royals.

    Scobie himself today has more than 120,000 followers. His furious tweet, which was posted at 10.10am, read: ‘Yesterday’s event should have been a moment to uplift and support. The fact that Fulani — a prominent figure providing the only safe space in Britain for black survivors of domestic violence — was made to feel this way by a senior Palace aide is unforgivable.’

    Crucially, her version of the conversation was corroborated on Twitter minutes later by two women who said that they had heard everything.

    They were Mandu Reid, the leader of the Women’s Equality Party, and Dr Iwi Ugiagbe-Green, a researcher and lecturer on race, education and employability at Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Only a cynic, surely, would suspect that the speed of their responses suggested a degree of co-ordination.

    At 7.36am, Dr Ugiagbe-Green quoted Ms Fulani and alleged: ‘Ultimately, this is violence. Sistah Space I’m so sorry this happened to you. I’m also sadly unsurprised. To accept wilful erasure and be dignified in the face of continued violence is how we are expected to be.’

    Other powerful voices then waded into the growing social media storm, including avowed supporters of Jeremy Corbyn.

    At 8.12am prominent author and activist Ash Sarkar, who is part of Novara Media (a radical news website that is a fanatical cheerleader for Corbyn), tweeted: ‘There’s a difference between asking someone where their heritage is from, being gently rebuffed, and taking the hint — and doing this, which is basically making repeated demands for the explanation of your melanin.’

    Sarkar, a self-professed communist, has more than 400,000 devoted followers on social media.

    The hard-Left also engaged in the controversy in the form of ‘The Agitator’, the Twitter handle of the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, which uses a clenched red fist as its profile picture.

    Key figures in the anti-Brexit brigade also jumped on the bandwagon. They included Jolyon Maugham, director of the Good Law Project.

    The day after Ms Fulani posted her series of tweets, he piously tweeted to his 400,000 followers: ‘Can we talk about structural racism rather than whether Lady Hussey is the true victim here?’

    Maugham is best known for his bizarre announcement via Twitter on Boxing Day 2019 that he had just bludgeoned a fox to death with a baseball bat while dressed in a satin kimono.

    He killed the animal after it became trapped while trying to get inside a hen house in his back garden in South-East London.

    Soon, it was supporters of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who were further fanning the flames.

    At 8.20am, less than an hour after Fulani first highlighted her experience, a certain ‘Prince Alex’, who often refers to his or her admiration for the Sussexes, introduced the hashtag ‘#RacistRoyalFamily’ to the growing online maelstrom.

    The account @Archewell-Baby joined in the attack on Lady Susan also using the #RacistRoyalFamily hashtag. Archewell, of course, is the name of the charitable foundation set up by Harry and Meghan, named after their son Archie.

    As social media grew ever more frenzied, senior palace officials were in turmoil over the introduction of the ‘racist’ tag.

    They were still dealing with the repercussions of Meghan’s claim in her infamous 2021 Oprah Winfrey interview that an unnamed member of the Royal Family had voiced concerns about how dark Archie’s skin might be when he was born.

    Little-noticed amid the brouhaha that followed the screening of that particular ‘truth bomb’ was a tweet from Sistah Space declaring that ‘according to clear definition, it seems Meghan is a survivor of DV [domestic violence] from her in-laws’.

    Does this, one might wonder, suggest some kind of link between the Sussexes and Sistah Space?

    The pressure on Lady Susan, affectionately nicknamed ‘No 1 head girl’ by royal insiders, intensified when Eliot Higgins, the founder of investigative journalism website Bellingcat, picked up on Fulani’s post.

    He has 280,000 followers. As his audience included major media outlets, journalists and MPs, the one-sided version of the Hussey conversation was now gaining significant traction.

    By 10.53am there had been 2,893 direct mentions on Twitter — including tweets, retweets, quote tweets and replies — and one minute later, at 10.54am, the first mainstream media story broke on commercial radio.

    Within an hour, 500 articles had been published in regional, national and international digital titles. ”



    • G says:

      And the Government sit back and do nothing. It’s almost as if they agree with wokeness.


  11. Zephir says:

    And here they are again at work:

    “Jeremy Clarkson faces more backlash to Meghan Markle comments as ITV ‘is forced to shelve Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? celebrity special after three female stars REFUSE to work with presenter’ in wake of controversial column on Duchess of Sussex

    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? celebrity special reportedly paused
    Three female household names reportedly withdrew due to Clarkson at the helm”



    • BRISSLES says:

      Well, having witnessed Denise Van Outen being totally flummoxed as to where the Golden Gate Bridge was on a map of America, and no doubt this is the level of intelligence of many ‘celebrities’ then I’m sure Jeremy must be breathing a sigh of relief !!!


      • TrickCyclist says:

        I’ve never been the biggest fan of Clarkson (after all, I’m a cyclist) but he’s a much, much better host of Millionaire than Tarrant ever was. Besides that, Clarkson always strikes me as a fairly nice bloke whose nastiness is an act. Tarrant always seemed to me the opposite.


  12. Zephir says:

    And like the tax dodgers at the bbc , these are the hypocrits demanding you and me pay more tax to fund the NHS etc etc whilst indulging in sexist misandrist rants with impunity:

    “Loose Women stars are ’embroiled in pay row’ and ‘threatening to quit’ in another ITV tax issue over their presenters being employees subject to income tax and National Insurance

    It comes after Lorraine Kelly escaped a £1.2million tax bill because she is being hired as a ‘theatrical artist playing a persona’
    It’s claimed that some of the presenters ‘have been told’ to go on a PAYE contract, increasing their 19 per cent corporation tax to 40 per cent”



  13. Guest Who says:

    Stamps pretty little foot.


  14. Guest Who says:

    Dan has spoke.

    A bbc favoured son.


  15. Flotsam says:

    Regarding house break-ins for gas/electric debt. It’s always been the case that suppliers can apply for and get Court Orders to force entry to remove, replace meters or install pre-payment meters. Not new, it dates to the pre privatisation era. All of us must have seen that new installations are sited in accessible cabinets installed to the exterior of properties, thereby obviating the need for an order anyway.
    It is necessary for energy companies to be able to enforce payment otherwise no one would pay.

    An issue I have with debt collectors/Bailiffs is the nature of people allowed to do the work. As was seen in the video shown in the news some Bailiffs enjoy their work far too much. Yes, many of them are bullies, on a more serious note they are drawn from a sector of the population who will have contacts in the shady and criminal world. A debtor will be put on an unofficial vulnerable list. You will therefore have situations where there will be follow ups from loan sharks, thieves and various people offering to “help” (themselves).


    • BRISSLES says:

      I don’t know about new builds having outside meters, my house was built 27 years ago and has outside meter access.


    • atlas_shrugged says:


      My understanding from the radio (them who must be believed) is that they are allowed to break in to a house to cut the supply due to some 1950s legislation. However prepayment meters were produced in the 1980s and therefore not covered by this legislation.

      Maybe they just say that once they are in yer house thy can do what they like including using up all your T bags etc etc.

      I find all these price increases a bit suspicious. For example wood has gone up by 50%. Now they want to fine people 10,000 pounds for using a wood burning stove.

      I blame stinky rebellion for pushing up oil prices by putting off investment in new oil discoveries!


      • Flotsam says:

        Pre-payment meters have existed for ages, 60 years that I know of but they go back far longer. They were coin operated, both gas and electric, emptied by a meter man. They were extremely common in the 1950’s -70’s Coin operated meters are still made but probably not installed by UK energy suppliers.


        • Scroblene says:

          Anyone remember the ad on the front page of Exchange and Mart?

          There was always this ad with an ugly fat bloke pointing to an electricity box with the caption, ‘There’s money to be made with slot meters’!



        • BRISSLES says:

          Yes ! I remember in the 50’s and 60’s the gas man coming and counting all the shilling coins on the kitchen table. For some reason Mum always got a handful back. It was the norm, the way things were and how we lived !


        • Sluff says:

          50s – 70s?

          We had a coin meter in 1982. The winter cold (dec 81- Jan 82, coldest between now and ‘63) ensured we were shovelling in the 50p s like nobody’s business.

          But here’s the thing. There was no eat or heat ‘crisis’ and no cost of living ‘crisis’ despite inflation being 10%.

          And there was no ‘woke’ either. Or much political correctness. And even the Militant Tendency had not resorted to the ‘outrage tactics’ we see weekly from the Left today.


  16. Guest Who says:

    That distressing video…

    F. Shaw seems mostly BBC.


  17. Guest Who says:

    See, it is so simple.

    Or else…


  18. Guest Who says:

    BBC got a ChatLGBT Editor yet?


  19. Guest Who says:

    Zoe’s letter has… amazingly… been published in the Graun.

    Looking good for the BBC QT audience next.


  20. Guest Who says:

    It’s how Fi makes her money, love.


  21. AsISeeIt says:

    Understood to maintain and their feelings were very clear edition

    Mr AsI has said it before and he’ll say it again – forget tax cuts – they’re going after the female vote: Online misogyny set to be outlawed… Michelle Donelan, the Culture Secretary, is understood to maintain that the Online Safety Bill has the power to stamp out attacks on women on the internet (Telegraph)

    Unfortunately, the compliment is not returned: Face of teachers’ strike had ‘dead Tory’ placard… posed in a classroom with a placard reading “only good Tory is a dead Tory”. Lucy Pearson, 38, was featured in media outlets this week… (Telegraph)

    Not that we’ll hear much more about that. Whereas: Women stars revolt on Clarkson… Who Wants to be a Millionaire? boycott after Meg jibe… A source said: “Their feelings were very clear” (Daily Mirror)

    You guessed it… it’s another ladies day in the media, despite our benighted patriachal mysogyny-riddled culture…

    New HRT shortage hits women across UK… Drug manufacturers tell i they are frustrated by silence from the Government (‘i’ newspaper) – ministers not ponying up to Big Pharma like they did previously?

    Secrets of a Magic Mike dancer ‘One lady was 90… she loved it’ (‘i’) – let me explain: Magic Mike is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey. The plot revolves around Adam, a 19-year-old who enters the world of male stripping (thank you Wiki) think The Full Monty but with black guy, Joel Ekperigin, 28 (real name or have we been pranked?)

    Nothing more selfless than donating your eggs By Charlene White (‘i’) – nope, this isn’t another story about foodbanks.

    The economy…

    I’m only buying 5 things in 2023. Lauren Indvik (FT, HTSI)


    Terrifying ordeal of Dynasty’s Stephanie (Daily Express) – there’s one for the teenagers

    My night with Beyoncé at the world’s blingiest hotel, Sophia Money-Coutts (Times Magazine)

    Delilah: Should the song be banned from the rugby stadium (BBC – just asking…)

    Happy Valley. How will drama end for you? (Daily Express)

    Reminding us that this was no more than a TV drama and the real present day cops are a bit rubbish.


  22. theisland says:

    Mark Steyn’s Q&A (audio) from yesterday.

    People were asking about the return of his show but, as we suspected, he mentions “issues” with GB News (courtesy of Ofcom and the establishment).
    He is being somewhat circumspect at present but will apparently be saying more on his Q&A next Friday!

    He says that the “softening”of GBN has been accompanied by a reduction in their audience.
    Serves them right. I only ever listened to him and, occasionally, Neil Oliver.


  23. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – “That’s a big thought, Brian.”

    “It’s the appliance of science, Colin.” (© Zanussi and their advertising agency) Hopefully the crowd at the Wales v. Ireland match in Cardiff will strike a blow against wokery and LeftMobThink and will hum or even sing Delilah. Brian Draper was this morning’s Fraught for the Day contributor. He, too, despite being a lecturer at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, had completely missed the point of the song Delilah.

    Come on Wales, and Welsh men and Welsh women: sing! hum! It is your chance to protest and strike a blow for freedom from tyranny.


  24. Zephir says:

    I see the Dave channel has gone rotten as well

    The black continuity announcer on Rick Stein food programme:

    “Your maaafs gonna wowha”

    Illiterate job stealing scum


  25. Sluff says:

    How many times has the BBC played ‘Delilah’ on its radio programmes?
    Why have they and all other radio stations played it without comment over the years?
    Why has this not been an issue for the last 55 years?
    Can we assume the Bee Gees ‘ I got to get a message to you’ will be similarly denounced? Or is it OK if the murder victim is male?

    I think we should be told.

    But we won’t of course because it’s just another example of tiny minorities and pressure groups exerting disproportionate influence on woke authorities scared witless at the thought of adverse publicity generated by the ‘Outrage’ fanatics ( excellently shown in Zephir’s Fulani/Sista Space post above at 0253)

    Only surprise is that they don’t get Isla Bryson to sing the national anthems at Cardiff toady.


    • BRISSLES says:

      I would say that the whole catalogue of Country and Western music is in danger of being cancelled from the woke brigade. Dogs dying, no crops in the field, poverty, and Ruby being begged not to take her love to town !


  26. StewGreen says:

    BBC has done this before
    “Women and men are the same , so women can cycle around the world too”

    So Saturday Live have a female guest who cycled from Hong Kong
    started all very jolly “oh its downhill”
    Then they ask about precautions, and she spoke about dealing with cars which passed you and then stop.. give them a wide birth and then sprint
    ‘Then I got to Georgia and got raped.’
    …’ by a policeman that had befriended me in another town previously.’

    Presenters were in a panic, as this was a surprise to them.. they let her go on a few seconds “sorry out of time..we may come back after the news”


    • StewGreen says:

      I was in Georgia for a month once and did meetup with a few locals , stayed at someones house, made wine at someone elses, went on a daytrip with someone, another bus trip with the youthclub
      I was hitching mostly , thel driving is dangerous, twice we had to swerve onto the verge cos oncoming traffic was in our lane. Oh I stayed at someone elses house tootoo.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Stew, Georgia as in USA or Georgia as in former USSR?


        • StewGreen says:

          If you are cycling from Hong Kong to London, do you think you pass Georgia USA ?
          Do they make wine in Georgia USA ?


  27. pugnazious says:

    They just hate Trump and think it gives them licence to say anything they want….and indeed that seems to be the way as presenters never get reined in for smearing Trump again and again and again. Whenever Trump comes up it is always with mocking, sneering laughter or groans and moans and suggestions of how dangerous he is.

    This morning Nick Robinson demanded to know if Trump was fit to be Presdient again in light of his having ‘stolen documents’ and, of course, having ‘encouraged the storming of the Capitol Building’.

    Well…extreme and loaded language and very obviously a choice made by him….but would they ever use the same language about Biden…no, Robinson, the BBC, wouldn’t…and don’t. They downplay the documents ‘stolen’ by Biden and always forget to mention that Clinton never accepted defeat as didn’t the Democrats themselves who spent 4 years not helping to govern America but trying to unseat a President….but the BBC won’t mention that ‘coup’ attempt….aided and abetted by a Media and Big Tech that literally shaped the news to suit their agenda and stop Trump becoming President….and they’re at it again as shown by the Robinson and Rajan tag team.

    No surprise that Rajan chimed in at the end of the interview with another loaded comment that Mike Pompeo, ex-CIA Director, had been ‘very careful’ in his reply about Trump….clearly intended to make out that he was hiding ‘the truth’ about Trump.

    Just more smears, disinformation and prejudiced opinion being spread by biased BBC presenters in order to influence your own opinions…..can’t call them journalists.


  28. pugnazious says:

    The BBC presents us with a very black and white view of America…Trump, the Republicans, and their supporters, are bad, bigoted and backward whilst the Democrats are good, Godly and genuine….everything Trump and associates do is cast in a very bad light, strongly criticised and condemned whilst anything the Democrats do, and their associates, is, well, pretty much ignored, downplayed or praised as the need arises.

    Which is very odd really when you look…and you don’t need to look too closely.

    The Democrat Party is the closest thing the US has had to the Nazis in the 1930’s that you will see….literally….a Party that has its own ‘Brownshirt’ thugs to enforce their will….the terror militias of the BLM and Antifa who are sent out onto the streets whenever the Democrats need to reinforce their version of ‘democracy’…..oddly invisible to the BBC which ignores two years of political street thuggery but instead spends all its time trying to convince us Jan 6 was an ‘insurrection’, a planned and organised coup attempt, rather than a rabble of protestors who got, and were allowed to get, out of control.

    This is a Party that tries to vilify, deplore and denounce its opponents and all that support them in order to silence them and to present them as immoral, dishonest and unfit to govern o even be allowed to vote….to spread hate and disdain towards them, to make them ‘untouchables’….the ultimate cancel culture….the same tactics used against the Jews in 1930’s Germany as they were dehumanised, marginalised and blamed for everything…..people are ‘othered’ and become ‘them’…separate from the good and the beautiful and thus slowly slowly they become less than human and thus this jusitifies the ill-treatment meted out to them.

    Just listen to Clinton…

    ‘On September 9th, 2016, Hillary Clinton gave a speech at the LGBT for Hillary Gala in New York City in which she referred to ‘half’ of Donald Trump’s supporters as a ‘basket of deplorables’ who espouse ‘racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic [and] Islamophobic’ sentiments.’

    Or Democrat [and Guardian columnist] Robert Reich who denounced Republican voters as fascists etc etc…

    ‘ “Just wondering if ‘DeSantis’ is now officially a synonym for ‘fascist’….is it useful to characterize DeSantis’s combination of homophobia, transphobia, racism and misogyny, along with his efforts to control the public schools and universities and to intimidate the private sector (eg, Disney), as redolent of fascism?’

    Oh the irony of Reich’s name as he uses the tactics of the Nazis to smear and vilify and cancel opponents. But look at his description of ‘Fascism’…

    ‘Fascism also includes hatred of “them” (people considered different by race or religion, or outside the mainstream, or who were born abroad), control over what people learn and what books they are allowed to read, control over what had been independent government units (school boards, medical boards, universities and so on), control over women and the most intimate and difficult decisions they’ll ever make, and demands that the private sector support the regime.’

    Is that not exactly what is happening in the West as ‘progressive’, liberal politicians, media and academia try to impose ‘wokeness’ upon us…and indeed demanding the ‘private sector’, Big Business, back them up…as they do?

    ‘Wokeness’…just another word for Fascism which is meant to control every aspect of your life from what you buy and eat, to travel, to what you think and say and even your gender….and who and who cannot be ‘acceptable’ people.

    If you’re marked down as a deplorable you are dehumanised, marginalised and sent for re-education.

    There is a difference between using ‘Fascism’ as a cheap drive-by insult and smear and the reality of real Fascism as enacted by the Democrats who are trying to turn America into a one-party state using violent, armed street thugs, black-propaganda and the dehumanisation of opponents in order to silence and cancel them.

    Good job we have a powerful media organisation that casts an unblinking and objective eye upon events that will hold power to account and call-out genuine Fascism when it sees it.


  29. Sluff says:

    6 nations rugby starts today.
    The BBC sports webshite has highlights of France v England last year. France won 25-13.

    The commentator was Scot Andrew Cotter annd anuddenly the BBC come over all impartial !!!!!!
    Just as at a match between England and a southern hemisphere team some months back he was impartial.

    Yes, the BBC cannot even favour England when we are playing a country outside the UK .

    But just get ready for the commentators and pundits of the other home nations who, quite reasonably, want their team to win and so in my book are allowed a little partisanship.
    For England however, it’s a no-no for the BBC.


  30. StewGreen says:

    BBC R4 “oh the Prague metro escalators are soooo fast 0.9m/s”

    Hmm that’s about 60m per minute 3,600m per hour
    So they run at 3Km /hr .. 2 miles an hour


  31. tomo says:

    Some often overlooked Fauci history…

    – looks like Cathy Griffin wasn’t doing anything novel with DJT’s severed head.


  32. MarkyMark says:

    Israeli embassy says sorry after Facebook post claiming Mary and Jesus ‘would be lynched in Bethlehem by hostile Palestinians’ if alive today

    PUBLISHED: 23:36, 18 December 2012 | UPDATED: 23:37, 18 December 2012



  33. MarkyMark says:

    1. Move more: Take the stairs not the lift
    2. Lots of advice is free: Use it
    3. Find help where you live
    4. Ask for help if you need it

    Dr Ranj: Four ways to protect your mental health as debt rises


  34. G.W.F. says:

    Wales and Ireland are playing rugby in the six nations do.
    Has anyone started to sing Delilah?
    Just wondering if the fans are being compliant


  35. Zephir says:

    Unfortunately, after 40 minutes Wales have nothing to sing about, regardless of the song


  36. tomo says:


  37. Deborah says:

    I have always had the suspicion that the news on the hour on GBNews more follows Global or the BBC than the rest of the station, although I note the comments about Mark Steyn above and the softening. (Bring back Colin Brazier I say),

    This morning I heard on the hour GBNews that the NHS is calling (I think) 12-19 year olds for their covid booster jab. I watch Dr John Campbell on YouTube and he did a cost benefit analysis of the vaccines and I think it is something like a quarter of a million young people would need to have the jab to stop one case of covid needing hospital attention but with a 1 in 800 have a serious reaction to the jab. He used figures either published by the government or in well respected journals.

    GBNews said that the NHS was encouraging young people to have the jab whilst they were still eligible. If I was a young person, I would be asking myself, why could I have the jab this month but that the NHS didn’t think I needed to be worried next month?
    I am afraid the NHS is now like the BBC. I used to trust both (the BBC lost my trust many years ago, but now I have difficulty trusting the NHS.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I don’t bother with the amateur kidult GBNews anymore . Steyn will be gone – it will sell out to Murdock and be Sky …


      • BRISSLES says:

        Yes, Deborah, bring back Colin Brazier, and get rid of the rubbish like Lizzie Cundy – who the hell hired her ?????


        • Fedup2 says:

          I’m sure some people appreciate the shouty style of that kidult ‘Christy’ but I don’t like the ‘vine’ approach to broadcasting … where a learned reasoning presenter talks / explains now gone apart I suppose to that Scot’s chap ….. which I why I dumped GBNews completely ….now it’s music and very small portions of the Far Left anti `British state broadcaster – done out of duty as much as anything else …

          ..I hate contributing to the listening figures…


  38. theisland says:


    We are besieged by Remainers, including highly organised editorial propagandists in the BBC, paid for by our own taxpayers. But it is not just the BBC, but also those in high places in the Civil Service and members of the Diplomatic Service, who are increasingly openly resisting the democratic will of the British people expressed in 2016 and 2019. This includes REUL [the Retained EU Law Bill], and now, we hear, the Prime Minister’s proposals to stop illegal immigration.
    The BBC charter is in its midterm renewal and the BBC’s blatant bias will, I trust, be addressed, in that review. One of the main purposes of the BBC charter, which I negotiated with DCMS, is the legal impartiality requirement – and David Keighley and Newswatch are doing great work on all this. As yet, legal impartiality has not yet been enforced, and we need the Government to create an independent enforcement system.

    Better still, scrap the bBC altogether.


    • pugnazious says:

      Never happen…..Tories are gutless, Labour will never stand for its most powerful mouthpiece to be neutered, and the Guardian, C4 and all the other lefty institutions and flag-wavers will come out in force….as they do again and again when the BBC is being criticised by a Tory.

      Direct attack by a political party will never work…..funding change won’t help…C4 is if anything worse than the BBC…and ‘privatisation’ will free the BBC to go full-on lefty. The only effect funding will have is to allow us to ‘walk out’ and take our money elsewhere which might limit the BBC’s operations and give us great satisfaction.

      What’s left? Serious change to the Charter and the BBC’s obligations and duties in the way it reports….trying to bind it to producing unbiased, objective reports overseen by a neutral regulator…not Ofcom which is packed with ex-BBC types and others who are as bad.

      One problem is for all the chest-beating you don’t have a polticial class that actually understands or recognises, or maybe cares, how biased the BBC is…and thus if they see no problem won’t lift a finger to fix it….just look how many will come out and state that the BBC was very unbiased and balanced during the Brexit referendum when we all know that’s far, far from the truth…the BBC ran a patently obvious and blatantly biased campaign against Brexit…how can a company that produced ‘The Great European Disaster Movie’ which forecasts a terrible, dystopian future outside the EU ever be considered neutral?


  39. Zephir says:

    Defiant Welsh rugby fans sing Delilah after sport bosses tried to ban it for ‘glorifying domestic violence’


    • taffman says:

      “Six Nations 2023: Wales 10-34 Ireland – Warren Gatland’s return spoiled by clinical visitors”
      Something tells me the WRU should concentrate on match winning, not censoring songs that inspire our players. Heads will roll !

      Has anyone noticed that all ‘British culture’ is being gradually eradicated and degraded by ‘foreign actors’ ?
      Are we being ‘re-educated’ to get rid of our patriotism?
      Is our minister for Heritage & Culture etc proud to British ?


  40. pugnazious says:

    ‘‘Shutdown anywhere means shutdown everywhere’: Bill Gates urges US to lockdown entire country to stop coronavirus spread’

    Bill Gates urged everyone to lockdown….and only open up when we had all been vaccinated….and…just pure coincidence…he just happened to have some vaccines for sale…..but of course he’s a philanthropist….profits are….well…let’s not talk about profits….

    ‘Bill Gates: My ‘best investment’ turned $10 billion into $200 billion worth of economic benefit……Over the past two decades, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated “a bit more than $10 billion” into mainly three groups: the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

    “We feel there’s been over a 20-to-1 return,” yielding $200 billion over those 20 or so years, Gates told CNBC’s Becky Quick.’

    So he’s made a $190 billion profit milking the health industry…and made a $10 billion donation in return…because he is after all a philanthropist.

    You might think the BBC would have some hard questions to ask…raking in huge profits from people’s suffering and health provision [bloody Tories privatising the NHS!] or political interference of an unelected billionaire using his money to buy power and influence…but no….the R4 Rajan interview was there to promote and defend Gates starting off as it did with the claim that his critics were crazy conspiracy theorists.

    Same with Soros of course…the BBC dismisses all critics of his interference in national politics and cash for access to the levers of power as anti-Semitic attacks by the Far-Right…..never mind of course that most attacks on ‘globalists’ are from the Left and indeed the BBC itself when it has a mind to….such as when it was a vocal supporter of ‘Occupy’ after the Crash…remember the cry to end Capitalism….no irony that the BBC uses a classic anti-Semitic trope, that of rich Jews running the world, to claim others are anti-Semitic….you can’t question the wealthy globalists because, er, they’re Jewish and rich….says the BBC.

    The wealthy Aaron Banks[not Jewish] on the other hand is himself an evil right-wing Brexiteer…so the BBC and Guardian are quite happy to denounce and lie about him….and any other ‘globalists’ from the Right.

    Always amused by any review of the BBC, as with the recent one commissioned by the BBC Board from ex-BBC employees, that say the BBC is not intrinsically biased left or right…anyone with even the slightest passing knowledge of BBC reporting will be able to accurately spell out how the BBC is absolutely and indubitably left-leaning….its reporting so blatantly biased against some issues and people, and so blatantly for others that it is impossiible to miss such bias unless you are yourself biased and prejudiced…or plain daft.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      First Bill Gates invests heavily in Big Pharma, then says “mRNA vaccines are great, this is the future”. Now Bill Gates sells his Big Pharma stock making a huge amount of money, then says “it could be better, but what we really need is this breath spray”

      So Gates has given up on mRNA vaccines and is now investing in ‘Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray’? I suppose Gates is expecting a crash in the price of Big Pharma stock. Caused by Mr Walker, the King of Thailand and the insurance industry.

      On Monday sell, sell, sell. It looks like the collapse of Big Pharma comes next week.


  41. theisland says:


  42. Guest Who says:



    • StewGreen says:

      Here’s an image since the one above is blocked

      The journalist who wrote the article with a misleading stock photo is a black woman.

      BTW It wasn’t an arrest like a British one.
      They sent the youth a citation saying come to the police station sometime



  43. taffman says:

    Roads closed after man arrested for explosives offences in Derbyshire.
    Anything on Al Beeb yet ?


  44. Thoughtful says:

    I shall post this in spite of me not agreeing with his wet liberal Tory conclusions but he does go some way at least to explaining the issue of whether the ‘Boomer’ generation stole their childrens inheritance.

    Alas he makes no mention of the effects of wartime spending which produced the boom of the 1920s and then went on to produce the 1960s boom, nor does he make any link with the move away from gold to fiat currency and massive government money printing which inevitably did affect the rise in property prices.


    • Fedup2 says:

      I’ve never seen any analysis of why certain Right Wing Conservatives turn into wet woke liberals … there’s a whole tranche of them lurking in the shadow of the Lords and ‘think tanks ‘ looking to spend other peoples ‘ Money …

      …talking of which – I enjoy the BBC r4 ‘benefits show ‘ Aka ‘money box ‘- where an old Marxist presents demands for free something or other .

      Today it was gas . If you choose not to pay your gas bill just say you are ‘vulnerable ‘ and it’s free this and free that . In this context ‘free’ means paid for by you and me . …there must be ‘fuel banks ‘ next to the ‘food banks ‘ and ‘free money bank ‘….

      … there was one feature about ‘child benefit ‘ where couples where one was on more that £50k doesn’t qualify for free money or something – I don’t listen but I can hear the tune …


      • Zephir says:

        “fiat currency” no wonder we’re in trouble, an ex girlfriend of mine had a Fiat Panda, bloody death trap on wheels.


  45. Thoughtful says:

    It appears Musk has won his lawsuit brough by investors against him regarding his tweet about taking Tesla private.

    He is without doubt a clever man, more clever as a showman and investor than as a scientist whom he uses to develop his idea and bring them to reality.

    Many view his acquisition (private acquisition) of Twitter as a mistake, and I have to say I question the timing of it more than the action itself, but most look no further.

    Musk has a plan and you can find him talking about it on line but only a facade of it, and that is called “the everything app”.

    The everything app would take it his Twitter expertise (not him personally the people he employs), his finance expertise, and his business expertice as well.

    The everything app is a concept which would combine a digital passport, identity, and the CDBC into one wallet on a smart device.

    With this Musk controlled device you would travel and pay for everything through his app, and that could potentially control almost all the money transactions in the Western World.

    It is a brilliant possibility if he can pull it off and would undoubtably place him firmly as the worlds wealthiest man possibly of all time.


  46. MarkyMark says:

    Why Boston Dynamics is Building a Super Robot Army


  47. Northern Voter says:

    I know it’s not the bBBC, but, I was of a mind to participate in the Marie Curie lottery as advertised on the boob tube. That was until I noticed that the winners were of a different hue to me.


  48. Guest Who says:

    The bbc apologises a lot, fwiw.


  49. StewGreen says:

    It’s Rosa Parks birthday a PRIORITY fro the British BBC
    @BBCArchive tweeted a video
    .. https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/status/1621871205052547074
    #OnThisDay 1913: Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama.
    The civil rights movement activist was interviewed
    for the Man Alive programme – Deep South, Deep North
    : Twenty Years On, back in 1974, recounting the events of that momentous day in Montgomery, Alabama.